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Event: EMP Kansalainen vs Madog     
Date:   Nov 10, 2019

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Kvame Zulu (ranked 105 p4p, 14 weight class) and Hercules Fortier (ranked 304 p4p, 42 weight class). Zulu comes into the arena with Big Badaboom blaring out of the sound system. 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.

205 cm
29
265 lbs
22 - 6 - 0
195 cm
28
265 lbs
18 - 8 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Kvame Zulu!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Hercules Fortier!
The judges for this bout are Ren Mimura, Yukihiro Yamamoto and Shigeki Fujiwara.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Fortier thows a left - swing and a miss!
Nice shot by Zulu.

It looks like Hercules Fortier has been cut.
Zulu listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Zulu lands a lovely overhand right.
Fortier finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Zulu scores with a punch to the head.
Zulu on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Fortier lands a head shot.

It looks like Kvame Zulu has been cut.
Zulu on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Fortier scores with a hook to the body. Zulu takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Fortier connects with a nice looking jab.
Zulu works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.

That has opened up Hercules Fortier's cut even more.
Hercules Fortier seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A jab lands there for Fortier.
Zulu lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.

Zulu has closed the distance and engaged Fortier in a clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Fortier.
Fortier cracks Zulu with a nice body shot.
A right handed body shot lands from Fortier.
Zulu swings wildly with an uppercut but Fortier uses good head movement to avoid it.
Zulu misses with a hook from the clinch.
Fortier blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Zulu is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Fortier goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Zulu tries to work over Fortier's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Fortier lands a right hand that snaps the head of Zulu backwards.

Kvame Zulu's cut is getting worse.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Fortier creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Zulu is leaning against Fortier and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Zulu works on Fortier's body with a couple of short punches.
Zulu misses with a punch to the body.

Zulu escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Fortier misses with a hook.
Zulu is looking to counter punch.
We've been told by Zulu's head coaches at The Wild Beasts Zoo that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Fortier lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Zulu looks to score with a jab to the body but Fortier is just out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Zulu avoids the body shot from Fortier.
Zulu takes a shot to the body in his stride.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Fortier goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.

Fortier moves into range and clinches up with Zulu.
Fortier blocks a body shot from Zulu.
Fortier blocks a body shot from Zulu.
Fortier misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Fortier throws a punch but it's blocked by Zulu.
Zulu doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A short right from Fortier on the inside.
Fortier lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Zulu or not.
Zulu misses with a hook from the clinch.
Zulu tries a body shot but Fortier blocks it.
Zulu lands with a short head shot on the inside.

The cut above Hercules Fortier's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
A hook to the body from Fortier.
Fortier tries to work over Zulu's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Zulu throws a punch but it's blocked by Fortier.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fortier can't find room to land a body shot as Zulu controls the action.
Fortier has a couple of punches blocked by Zulu.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Zulu.
Fortier tries to throw a body punch but Zulu avoids it by throwing Fortier back against the cage.
Zulu effectively controlling the action here.
Zulu swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Fortier is trying to maintain a safe position but Zulu gets an underhook and turns Fortier into the cage.
Nice body punch from Fortier.
Fortier has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Zulu seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Fortier can turn it around.
Zulu misses with a body punch.
Zulu misses with a hook to the ribs.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Zulu.
Zulu fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Fortier can't find room to land a body shot as Zulu controls the action.
Fortier tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Zulu creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Fortier as Zulu tries to tie him up.
Zulu throws a head punch that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Zulu tries to work over Fortier's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Fortier tries to throw a body punch but Zulu avoids it by throwing Fortier back against the cage.
Fortier is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Zulu tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Fortier's elbow.
Zulu is leaning against Fortier and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Fortier.
Fortier throws a head punch that misses.
Still in the clinch, Fortier scores with a nice short uppercut.
Zulu struggles to land a body shot inside as Fortier controls his hands.
Zulu misses with the head strike.
Fortier pushes Zulu back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
A left hand lands to the body for Zulu.
Fortier misses with a short punch on the inside.
Fortier misses with a punch on the inside.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Fortier lands a hook that snaps the head of Zulu backwards.
Fortier lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Zulu lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Fortier backwards.
Zulu blocks a body shot from Fortier.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Hercules Fortier will probably get the nod.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Zulu checks the leg kick.
Zulu half committed to a counter leg kick.
Fortier throws the kick towards the body but Zulu avoids it.
Fortier misses with an uppercut. Zulu saw that one coming.
Zulu uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Fortier.
A nice inside leg kick there by Fortier. That's going to slow Zulu down.
Zulu misses with a wild body shot.
Zulu misses with a body shot.
Fortier is looking to chop away at Zulu's legs.
Fortier 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.
Zulu walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Zulu ducks under a wild hook from Fortier.
Fortier scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Fortier avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
A big right from Fortier misses.
Zulu throws a quick counter kick to the body but Fortier avoids it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Zulu doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Fortier darts in and out, connecting with a jab.

Kvame Zulu's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.
Zulu misses with a body shot.
Fortier throws a body shot but no joy.
An attempted straight right counter from Zulu misses the target.
Fortier takes a swing at Zulu's ribcage but misses.
Zulu blocks the body kick.
Fortier pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Fortier looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Zulu.
Kvame Zulu is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Zulu avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
A little feinted left hand from Zulu on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Zulu pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Fortier changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.

Zulu gets tackled into the cage by Fortier. Fortier maintains the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fortier throws a head punch that misses.
Fortier tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Zulu being controlled against the cage.
Fortier blocking some punches.
Zulu's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Fortier lands an uppercut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Fortier.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Fortier.
A nice right hand lands inside from Fortier.

Jeez, Kvame Zulu's cut is really nasty now. The referee must be thinking about getting that checked.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Zulu misses with some punches.
Fortier will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Zulu up against the cage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Fortier.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Fortier.
Zulu softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Fortier.
Zulu misses with a hook from the clinch.
Fortier avoiding damage.
Fortier blocking some punches.
Fortier struggles to land a body shot inside as Zulu controls his hands.
Fortier misses with a short punch on the inside.
Zulu swings wildly with an uppercut but Fortier uses good head movement to avoid it.
Fortier misses with a punch on the inside.
Zulu misses with a hook to the ribs.
Fortier gets through Zulu's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:49 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Hercules Fortier!
An out of breath Hercules Fortier thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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45%

 

Event: EMP Scrotum vs Graves     
Date:   Oct 04, 2019

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Hercules Fortier (ranked 427 p4p, 61 weight class) and Vladimir Impaler (ranked 530 p4p, 74 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

195 cm
28
265 lbs
17 - 8 - 0
215 cm
28
275 lbs
22 - 11 - 0
Great wrestler
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Sportivité



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Hercules Fortier!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Vladimir Impaler!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Timothy Bukovac and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Impaler blocks a leg kick.
A nice side step and Impaler releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
An inside leg kick lands from Impaler.
Fortier fakes the leg kick and cracks Impaler in the body.
Impaler throws a low kick but Fortier moves out of range easily.
The crowd cheers as Fortier lands an impressive looking overhand right. Impaler doesn't seem phased though.

Fortier moves into range and throws a big uppercut. OH! Impaler goes down! Can Fortier finish him!?

Impaler is rocked!
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Fortier stopping the sweep attempt from Impaler.
Impaler avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Fortier accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Fortier accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Fortier postures up.
Impaler preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Impaler trying to control the position here.
Impaler can't keep his opponent in guard - Fortier advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Impaler is looking to control Fortier's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Impaler avoid being mounted?
Fortier scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Fortier thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Fortier is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Impaler holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.
Impaler is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Fortier scores with a couple of nice shots.
Impaler blocking the ground and pound attempt from Fortier.
Impaler keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fortier with the ground and pound but Impaler uses the opportunity to regain guard.
Impaler is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Fortier wants to pass the guard but Impaler is keeping the position.
Fortier throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Fortier is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Impaler wants to stand up but Fortier is controlling him.
Fortier wants to control from the top but Impaler keeps moving.
Fortier is in close to Impaler's body, working some short punches and elbows.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fortier throws a strike but Impaler rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.


Fortier is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Fortier manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Impaler manages to get himself to full guard.

Fortier wants to control from the top but Impaler keeps moving.
Fortier won't allow Impaler to get back to his feet.
Impaler is adopting a defensive guard.
Fortier works over Impaler with some ground and pound from guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fortier throwing strikes but missing.
Fortier might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Fortier prevents Impaler from getting back to his feet.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Fortier working some strikes from top position.
Fortier has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Fortier accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Fortier looking to pass the guard.
Impaler wants to get back to his feet but Fortier is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Fortier postures up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hercules Fortier 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.


Fortier throws a jab but it's blocked by Impaler.
Impaler let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Fortier misses with a jab to the body
and Impaler counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Jab from Impaler.

It looks like Hercules Fortier has been cut.

Fortier catches Impaler napping and connects with a big right hand that sends Impaler to the canvas!
Impaler is still in real trouble! Can Fortier finish him?

It looks like Vladimir Impaler has been cut.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Fortier trying to control but Impaler is working from the bottom.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Fortier accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Fortier's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Fortier trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Impaler is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Fortier with a flurry of punches that miss.
Impaler looking to control but Fortier passes into half guard.
Impaler seems to have recovered his senses.
Fortier missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Fortier lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Fortier is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Fortier is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Impaler defends it well.
Fortier lands a big elbow from half guard. That looks like it's hurt Impaler quite badly. Impaler pulls Fortier in close trying to recover. Fortier postures up and lands two really hard shots that put Impaler on queer street! The ref takes a look and decides to call an end to the fight! Possibly an early stoppage but Impaler doesn't seem to be complaining too much.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:32 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Hercules Fortier!
Hercules Fortier decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: EMP Madog vs Sitsongrit     
Date:   Aug 30, 2019

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rick Piano (ranked 243 p4p, 38 weight class) and Hercules Fortier (ranked 251 p4p, 39 weight class). Piano comes into the arena with Rick going ham on a bitch blaring out of the sound system. Rick Piano could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Hercules Fortier's chin.

190 cm
26
275 lbs
21 - 6 - 0
195 cm
27
265 lbs
17 - 7 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Conviction



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Rick Piano !
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Hercules Fortier!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Timothy Bukovac and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Fortier misses with a leg kick.
Fortier with a hook.
Piano checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Fortier throws the left hand but Piano avoids the punch easily.
Piano swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.

Piano clinches with his opponent.
Fortier misses with a punch on the inside.
Piano pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Piano pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Piano wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Fortier has him pressed against the cage.
Piano is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
A head punch on the inside from Piano fails to land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Fortier pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Piano lands with a straight right. Fortier didn't see that one coming.

It looks like Hercules Fortier has been cut.
Hercules Fortier seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Piano on the wrong end of a nice hook.

Piano rushes Fortier and presses him up against the cage.
Fortier tries to throw a body punch but Piano avoids it by throwing Fortier back against the cage.
Fortier lands with a short head shot on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Piano working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Piano is trying to push Fortier away but Fortier has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Piano misses with an elbow over the top.
Fortier lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Piano creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Piano tries a body shot but Fortier blocks it.
Piano lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Fortier backwards.
Piano pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Piano looking to slow down the pace here.
Fortier tries to work over Piano 's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Fortier tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Piano 's elbow.
Piano works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Fortier misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Piano misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Piano lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Fortier backwards.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Piano just misses with a elbow thrown towards Fortier's brow.
Fortier tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Piano 's elbow.
Piano lands a damaging elbow.
Piano stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Fortier looks winded!
Nice elbow from Piano .

That has opened up Hercules Fortier's cut even more.

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!
Piano lands a body shot.

Piano manages to break the clinch.
A slapping body kick lands there for Piano .
Piano explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.

Fortier gets tackled into the cage by Piano . Piano maintains the clinch.
Fortier tries a body shot but Piano blocks it.
Piano doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Piano throws an elbow that misses.

Piano breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Fortier lands a nice hook to Piano 's body. Piano takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Piano keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.

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

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:47 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Rick Piano !
A very excited looking Rick Piano rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.
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Event: EMP Zulu vs Rain     
Date:   Jul 26, 2019

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Hercules Fortier (ranked 383 p4p, 52 weight class) and Vincent Lemieux (ranked 487 p4p, 64 weight class). Man, I cannot wait for this one!

195 cm
27
265 lbs
16 - 7 - 0
193 cm
32
270 lbs
20 - 16 - 0
Great wrestler
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Conviction

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Hercules Fortier!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 16 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Vincent Lemieux!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Don Winkell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Fortier keeps Lemieux at a distance using the push kick.
Fortier stuns Lemieux with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Lemieux lands an overhand right.
We've been hearing reports that Fortier has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Fortier lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Fortier moves out of range of the strikes.
Fortier tries a low kick but Lemieux avoids it.
Fortier just misses with a punch to the body.
Fortier fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.

It looks like Vincent Lemieux has been cut.
Lemieux blocks a jab.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Lemieux! But no joy.
No joy there for Lemieux, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Fortier tries to bum rush Lemieux with a series of wild strikes but Lemieux uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Fortier connects with a leg kick. Lemieux looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Hercules Fortier 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.
Lemieux takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Fortier swings widly with a right hand
and Fortier takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

It looks like Hercules Fortier has been cut.
Fortier throws a series of punches but Lemieux avoids them all with ease.
Fortier throws a body punch but Lemieux moves out of range.
Fortier lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Lemieux lands with a hook. Fortier tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lemieux circles to his right, straight into a beautiful hook by Fortier. Lemieux falls face first into the canvas - great knockout victory for Fortier!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:06 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Hercules Fortier!
After winning the bout, Hercules Fortier 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: EMPLA9     
Date:   Jul 12, 2019

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Hercules Fortier (ranked 604 p4p, 74 weight class) and Thierry Paulin (ranked 691 p4p, 87 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

195 cm
27
265 lbs
15 - 7 - 0
195 cm
26
240 lbs
14 - 11 - 0
Great wrestler
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Conviction

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Hercules Fortier!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Thierry Paulin!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Jack Bonds and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Paulin lands with a kick to the temple. Fortier shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"

It looks like Hercules Fortier has been cut.
Paulin misses with a head kick.
Paulin looks to throw the jab but Fortier is out of range.
Fortier lands with a hook. Paulin tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.

It looks like Thierry Paulin has been cut.
Fortier throws a jab but it's blocked by Paulin.
Fortier fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Paulin looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Fortier throws a hook to the side of Paulin's head but Paulin sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A nice side step and Paulin releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Fortier lunges at Paulin with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Paulin's hand.
We've been hearing reports that Fortier has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Fortier loads up on a big right hand but Paulin slips the punch.
Fortier connects with a solid leg kick.
Fortier misses with a looping right.
Paulin is trying to counter with his kicks.
Fortier scores with a hook to the body. Paulin takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Fortier throws the kick towards the body but Paulin avoids it.
Paulin cracks Fortier with an open hand slap.
Paulin looks up at the clock. Bad move! Fortier lands a right hand from hell, dropping Paulin. Fortier pounces and finishes the fight with a flurry of punches and elbows.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:50 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Hercules Fortier!
Hercules Fortier thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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hype
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pop
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mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
96%

 

Event: EMP Gagnon Vs Toivonen     
Date:   Jun 21, 2019

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between William Chandler (ranked 420 p4p, 54 weight class) and Hercules Fortier (ranked 380 p4p, 50 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

190 cm
25
245 lbs
9 - 4 - 2
195 cm
26
265 lbs
15 - 6 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Granite chin
Olympic wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Conviction



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 4 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, William Chandler!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Hercules Fortier!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Don Winkell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jab, jab by Chandler - just one landing.

It looks like Hercules Fortier has been cut.
Fortier takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
A decent looking cross lands there for Chandler.
Chandler misses with a head kick.
Fortier throws out a counter right but Chandler avoids it with no problem.
Fortier ducks under a wild hook from Chandler.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Fortier has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Chandler scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Chandler connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Chandler throws a head kick that looked like it stung.

That has opened up Hercules Fortier's cut even more.
Fortier gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

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

The cut above Hercules Fortier's eye is starting to cause him problems now.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fortier moves out of range of the body kick.
Fortier ducks under a wild hook from Chandler.
We've been told by Chandler's head coaches at Ice Cream Parlour that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Chandler looks to throw the jab but Fortier is out of range.
Fortier now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Fortier slips a straight right by Chandler.
Chandler connects with a single shot there.
Nice defenses there by Fortier.
Chandler connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Chandler dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Chandler connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Fortier's hands.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:23 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). William Chandler!
William Chandler really struggled to get his t-shirt on before his hand was raised. Making sure that Sully's Bar & Grill logo gets some air time is pretty tricky when you're all sweaty.
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pop
A | B
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FIGHT
RATING
34%

 

Event: EMP Papadopoulos vs Storm     
Date:   May 17, 2019

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Titan Reign (ranked 725 p4p, 95 weight class) and Hercules Fortier (ranked 577 p4p, 72 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

197 cm
27
235 lbs
16 - 6 - 0
195 cm
26
265 lbs
14 - 6 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Conviction



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Titan Reign!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Hercules Fortier!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Jack Bonds and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Fortier missing with a left hand there. Reign was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Fortier throws a hook but Reign avoids it easily.

Reign drives through and clinches with Fortier against the cage.
Reign trying to stall but Fortier improves his position.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Fortier has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Fortier working hard to break the clinch.
Fortier blocks an uppercut.
A head punch on the inside from Reign fails to land.
A short left from Fortier.
Fortier manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Reign.
Reign lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Fortier leaning his opponent against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fortier tries a body shot but Reign blocks it.
Reign dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Fortier pushes Reign back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Reign lands on the inside with an uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Fortier.
Fortier is stalling here.
Reign lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Reign blocking some punches.
Reign tries a body shot but Fortier blocks it.
Fortier working aggressively here.
Fortier lands a shot to the body.
Fortier tries to throw a body punch but Reign avoids it by throwing Fortier back against the cage.
Reign looking to stall.
Reign tries to work over Fortier's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Fortier lands a shot to the body.
Reign is breathing heavily.
Reign blocks an uppercut.
Fortier struggles to land a body shot inside as Reign controls his hands.
Fortier struggles to land a body shot inside as Reign controls his hands.
Fortier tries to work over Reign's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Fortier lands a shot to the body.
Fortier lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Reign has a couple of punches blocked by Fortier.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fortier misses with a hook to the ribs.
Fortier creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Reign's defenses.
Fortier misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Reign struggles to land a body shot inside as Fortier controls his hands.
Fortier lands a right hand that snaps the head of Reign backwards.
Still in the clinch, Reign scores with a nice short uppercut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Reign misses with a hook from the clinch.
Reign misses with a body punch.
Fortier throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Reigns head.
Reign misses with a short punch on the inside.
Fortier tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Fortier lands a body shot.
Reign tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A nice left hand lands by Fortier.
Fortier lands a hook that snaps the head of Reign backwards.
Good body shot from Fortier.
Fortier stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Fortier stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Fortier tries to pull guard but Reign holds him up against the cage and eventually Fortier drops back down to his feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fortier makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.

Fortier breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Reign misses the jab.
Fortier bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Reign misses with an uppercut.
Reign fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.

Fortier cracks Reign with an uppercut from hell and Reign crumples to the canvas, he's out! Oh no, he's recovered and he's grabbed one of Fortier's legs and pulled him into guard. The ref thought about stopping it there but he's let it go - good reffing!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Fortier is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.

Reign is rocked!
Fortier landing some decent shots from guard.
Oh Reign is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Fortier is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Fortier postures up from his opponent's guard, before exploding into some vicious ground and pound! Reign covers up, he's hurt! Fortier keeps throwing the strikes, glancing at the referee... Will he stop it?? One more big shot from Fortier and the ref steps in to end the fight! Fortier can't hide his delight as he celebrates with his corner.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Hercules Fortier!
During a confident post fight interview, Hercules Fortier thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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pop
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A | B
FIGHT
RATING
56%

 

Event: EMP Toivonen vs Hole     
Date:   Apr 20, 2019

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Maikel Fortuyn (ranked 928 p4p, 124 weight class) and Hercules Fortier (ranked 890 p4p, 118 weight class). This should be a great matchup!

202 cm
26
255 lbs
13 - 6 - 0
195 cm
26
265 lbs
13 - 6 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Conviction



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Maikel Fortuyn!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Hercules Fortier!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Bishop, Phil Schofield and Richard Clark.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Fortuyn throws out a powerful jab.
Fortuyn misses with a hook.
Fortuyn sets himself, and Fortier steps forward looking for the clinch! Fortuyn avoids it this time.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Fortier has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Fortuyn doesn't manage to clinch there - Fortier circles away.
Fortier ducks under a wild hook from Fortuyn.
Fortier with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Fortuyn to score with a decent uppercut.

It looks like Hercules Fortier has been cut.
Fortuyn ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Fortier moves away.
Fortier fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Fortier swats away the attempt to clinch by Fortuyn.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fortuyn throws a big shot that misses.
Fortier looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Fortier avoids the head kick by Fortuyn.
Fortier moves forwards but Fortuyn connects with a nice, crisp jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fortuyn lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Fortier at a distance.
Good leg kick by Fortuyn there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Fortier takes one on the button.
Fortuyn lands a nice leg kick that just misses Fortier's sensitive parts.
Good exchange - Fortuyn coming out on top.

Fortuyn closes the distance and clinches.
Fortuyn taking a breather.
Fortier lands a right hand that snaps the head of Fortuyn backwards.
Fortuyn lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Fortier.
Still in the clinch, Fortuyn scores with a nice short uppercut.
Fortier misses with a body punch.
Fortier blocks a body shot from Fortuyn.
Fortuyn looking to slow down the pace here.
Fortuyn stalling in the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fortuyn blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Fortuyn fails to land.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Fortuyn tries to work over Fortier's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Fortier lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Fortuyn misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Fortier is leaning against Fortuyn and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Fortier stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Fortuyn is trying to push Fortier away but Fortier has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
The referee is keeping an eye on Fortuyn - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Fortier effectively controlling the action here.
Fortuyn misses with the head strike.
Fortier dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Fortuyn is trying to break free.
Fortuyn goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Fortier lands a left hand.

It looks like Maikel Fortuyn has been cut.
Fortier tries a body shot but Fortuyn blocks it.
Fortier prevents a body shot from Fortuyn.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fortier lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Fortuyn.
Fortuyn is breathing heavily.
Fortier is working Fortuyn over against the cage.
Fortier lands with a light punch inside.
A short left from Fortier.
Fortier scores with a shot to the side of Fortuyn's head.
Fortier lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Fortuyn backwards.
Fortuyn has a couple of punches blocked by Fortier.
Fortier lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Fortuyn.
Fortier misses with a hook to the ribs.
Fortier tries to throw a body punch but Fortuyn avoids it by throwing Fortier back against the cage.
Fortier tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Fortuyn's elbow.
Fortier struggles to land a body shot inside as Fortuyn controls his hands.
Fortier scores with a nice hook to the head.
Fortier tries to work over Fortuyn's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A nice left hand lands by Fortier.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Fortier creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Fortier blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Fortier breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Fortuyn throws a left and a right that both miss

and Fortier counters with a head kick that drops Fortuyn - he's looking to finish, following his stunned foe to the ground!

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Fortuyn looking to force a kimura from the bottom here. He's concentrating on that move too much though and Fortier pushes past his half guard into mount!
Fortuyn takes a big shot to the dome and his eyes have rolled back in his head! Fortier's killer instinct has kicked in as he finishes the fight with more strikes. Impressive finish.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:27 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Hercules Fortier!
A relieved looking Hercules Fortier thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
55%

 

Event: EMP Jones vs Marley     
Date:   Mar 23, 2019

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Diyorbek Nurudinov (ranked 1557 p4p, 198 weight class) and Hercules Fortier (ranked 1246 p4p, 155 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

195 cm
26
270 lbs
12 - 10 - 0
195 cm
25
265 lbs
12 - 6 - 0
Great wrestler
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Conviction



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Diyorbek Nurudinov!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Hercules Fortier!
The judges for this bout are Bruno Lombardi, Anthony Taglia and David Schapiro.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nurudinov takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Nurudinov takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Fortier throws a quick inside leg kick.
Nurudinov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Fortier.
Nurudinov appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Nurudinov tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Nurudinov walks into a stiff left hand from Fortier.

It looks like Diyorbek Nurudinov has been cut.
Nurudinov takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Fortier lands with a right hand.
Fortier walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Nurudinov checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Fortier looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Fortier wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Fortier misses with a hook to the body
and Nurudinov counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Fortier thinking.
A big left from Fortier misses.

Nurudinov has closed the distance and engaged Fortier in a clinch.
Fortier stops a takedown attempt from Nurudinov.
Fortier tries to work over Nurudinov's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Fortier swings away with an uppercut that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Fortier.
Nurudinov tries to score a body lock takedown but Fortier shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Fortier leaning against his opponent.
Fortier tries to throw a body punch but Nurudinov avoids it by throwing Fortier back against the cage.
Fortier softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Fortier is working Nurudinov over against the cage.
Fortier stalling in the clinch.
Fortier lands a hook to the side of the head.
Fortier lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Fortier tries a body shot but Nurudinov blocks it.
Fortier working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Fortier avoiding damage.
Fortier lands with a short head shot on the inside.

Fortier breaks from the clinch.
Fortier scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Nurudinov checks the leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nurudinov walks into a left hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Fortier scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Fortier throws a body punch but Nurudinov moves out of range.
Nurudinov drops down looking for a counter takedown but Fortier sprawls and moves away.
Nurudinov leaves his chin hanging out and Fortier seizes the opportunity with an uppercut! Nurudinov crumbles to the floor in a heap, and the referee steps in and tends to the downed fighter! What a knockout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:19 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Hercules Fortier!
A very excited looking Hercules Fortier made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
60%

 

Event: EMP Snowdon vs Scrotum     
Date:   Feb 22, 2019

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Schmorgen Biscuit (ranked 669 p4p, 94 weight class) and Hercules Fortier (ranked 870 p4p, 115 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

183 cm
25
230 lbs
16 - 11 - 0
195 cm
25
265 lbs
12 - 5 - 0
Great wrestler
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

Vegan Gains

Conviction



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Schmorgen Biscuit!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Hercules Fortier!
The judges for this bout are Steve Montenegro, Chad Campbell and Alyssa Summers.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Biscuit slips a straight right by Fortier.
Fortier throws a shot from downtown. Biscuit moves away and avoids it.
Biscuit throws out a powerful jab.
Schmorgen Biscuit seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Biscuit fails with an attempt to clinch.
Fortier is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Fortier showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Biscuit.
Fortier feints a counter leg kick.
Fortier displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Biscuit throws out the jab.
Fortier throws a body shot but no joy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Biscuit scores with a nice head shot.

Biscuit moves into the clinch.
Biscuit landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Fortier looks winded!
Biscuit is looking to take this one to the mat.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Biscuit is working for takedown but Fortier is calmly controlling the position for now.
Biscuit lands with a right to the head.
Fortier swings wildly with an uppercut but Biscuit uses good head movement to avoid it.
Biscuit is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Fortier lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Fortier tries to throw a body punch but Biscuit avoids it by throwing Fortier back against the cage.
Biscuit scores with a nice hook to the head.
Biscuit lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Biscuit tries for a takedown but Fortier manages to get underhooks.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Schmorgen Biscuit. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Fortier misses with a hook from the clinch.
Biscuit drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Fortier blocks an elbow strike from Biscuit.
Fortier goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Fortier misses with the head strike.
Biscuit is looking for a takedown.
Biscuit stalling in the clinch but Fortier improves position.
I was talking to Biscuit's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Fortier gets control of Biscuit's arms and successfully pulls guard. Fortier will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.
Biscuit working some strikes from top position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Biscuit slips nicely into half guard.
Fortier keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Fortier on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Biscuit lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Fortier trying to get back to full guard but Biscuit takes advantage of the position and moves to full mount!
Biscuit can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Fortier is looking to escape.
Biscuit with a couple of short strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Biscuit scores with a couple of good head shots there.
Biscuit fakes a shot to the body and cracks his opponent in the head. Nice ground and pound there!
Fortier takes a big shot to the head but keeps on trying to improve his position.

It looks like Hercules Fortier has been cut.
Biscuit working away from the top, dropping strikes.
Fortier felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.
Biscuit controlling the position easily from mount.
Fortier tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Biscuit lands a big shot there that rocks Fortier but he's holding on and managing to survive for now.
Biscuit is in the full mount, landing strikes.
Biscuit with good strikes from the mount here!

The cut above Hercules Fortier's eye is starting to cause him problems now.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:21 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Schmorgen Biscuit!
Schmorgen Biscuit took to the microphone after his victory and thanked his sponsors, IniTech Nutrition for their support in the buildup to the fight.
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
31%

 

Event: EMP Tower vs S.Heavyweight 3     
Date:   Jan 18, 2019

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Hercules Fortier (ranked 568 p4p, 77 weight class) and Christophe Dupree (ranked 707 p4p, 99 weight class). I don't know about you partner, but I'm pumped for this one!

195 cm
25
265 lbs
12 - 4 - 0
190 cm
25
244 lbs
12 - 11 - 0
Great wrestler
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin

Conviction

Freebok (85% Laundry)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Hercules Fortier!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Christophe Dupree!
The judges for this bout are John Kavanagh, Jonathan Paton and Alyssa Summers.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Dupree lands a head kick!

It looks like Hercules Fortier has been cut.

Dupree sends Fortier crashing to the mat with a devastating uppercut! Dupree is motioning to the referee to let Fortier up. He wants to try and finish this one on the feet!
A head kick misses from Dupree.
Fortier fires out a quick counter leg kick but Dupree just manages to avoid it.
Christophe Dupree seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Dupree misses with a straight right.
Dupree throws a push kick but Fortier slaps the foot to one side.
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!
Fortier defending well as Dupree loads up on a big left hand.
Fortier throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Dupree cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

Hercules Fortier's cut is getting worse.
Dupree throws out a leg kick but Fortier moves out of range and Dupree only half commits.
Fortier gets hit by the mother of all head kicks and drops to the canvas in a crumpled heap! Woooow, the Internet is going to be talking about this one for weeks!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Christophe Dupree!
An intense looking Christophe Dupree took to the microphone post fight and gave a little speech: 'In war, you win or lose, live or die - and the difference is just an eyelash'.
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Event: IFCXS2: Vinyard v Lomachenko     
Date:   Dec 08, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Mike Murhaa (ranked 801 p4p, 44 weight class) and Hercules Fortier (ranked 983 p4p, 56 weight class). Hercules Fortier has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

199 cm
24
292 lbs
8 - 3 - 0
195 cm
24
265 lbs
11 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Conviction



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Mike Murhaa!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Hercules Fortier!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Frank Antenori and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Murhaa connects with a nice looking jab.
Murhaa doesn't manage to clinch there - Fortier circles away.
Murhaa scores with a nice right hand.
Murhaa tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Fortier paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Murhaa misses with a hook.

Murhaa moves into the clinch.
Murhaa blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Murhaa tries to work over Fortier's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Fortier blocking some punches.
Murhaa blocks a punch to the side of the head.

Fortier has clasped his hands together around Murhaa's back... aaand, he's got a takedown into side control. Nicely done.
Murhaa bucks up and tries to throw Fortier off but instead Fortier has got his back!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Murhaa tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
Fortier misses with a head shot.
Murhaa keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa tries to hold on but Fortier pushes him away.
Fortier throws an elbow from mount that misses. Lucky escape for Murhaa because Fortier loaded up on that one.
Fortier looking to ground and pound but Murhaa is blocking nicely.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Murhaa tries to hold on but Fortier postures up.
Murhaa avoids a series of strikes thrown by Fortier.
Murhaa is working to get back to half guard.
Murhaa is in a horrible position here. Fortier smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
Murhaa is desperately trying to get back to half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Fortier has hold of Murhaa's left arm, perhaps looking for a submission. The two fighters tussle over control of the isolated limb and Murhaa manages to get his arm back to his side and away from danger.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Fortier working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.
Fortier raining down shots from the mount!
Fortier working the ground and pound effectively.
Fortier raining down hammerfists from mount.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Fortier working the ground and pound effectively.
Murhaa slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Fortier scores with a couple of good hammerfists.

Murhaa is rocked!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fortier is trying to control. Murhaa wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Murhaa moves into full guard.
Fortier lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Fortier trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Murhaa has his hands on Fortier's head, controlling the position.
Fortier postures up.
Murhaa wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Fortier trying to control the position from guard on top but Murhaa is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Murhaa pulls Fortier in to control the position.
Fortier trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Murhaa pulls Fortier in close to his closed guard and prevents Fortier from doing any damage or advancing position.
Fortier slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Murhaa is looking to reverse the position.
Fortier working the head and body with strikes.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Murhaa ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Fortier moves away.
Fortier has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

Murhaa clinches up against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Murhaa.
Murhaa lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Murhaa has a couple of punches blocked by Fortier.
Fortier looking to stall.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Fortier.
Fortier scores with an uppercut up the middle.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Fortier.
Murhaa throws a punch but it's blocked by Fortier.
Murhaa gets through Fortier's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

It looks like Hercules Fortier has been cut.
Fortier lands a right hand that snaps the head of Murhaa backwards.
Nice body punch from Murhaa.
Fortier pushes Murhaa back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Fortier tries to throw a body punch but Murhaa avoids it by throwing Fortier back against the cage.
Murhaa lands a right hand that snaps the head of Fortier backwards.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A head punch on the inside from Murhaa fails to land.
Fortier tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Murhaa's elbow.
Murhaa goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Mike Murhaa has scored more points in the clinch so far.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fortier misses with some punches.
Murhaa misses with some punches.
Murhaa misses with a punch on the inside.
Murhaa doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Murhaa tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

Fortier is working on a single leg takedown against the cage. Murhaa can't fight it off and eventually Fortier manages to take the fight to the floor. Murhaa looks annoyed but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Fortier connects with a couple of short punches.
Murhaa has control of Fortier's left arm, preventing Fortier from doing any damage.
Fortier trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Murhaa managing to control the position.
Hercules Fortier has got the better of the ground game so far.
Fortier stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Murhaa swivels though and keeps the full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fortier is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Murhaa looking for a sweep. Not yet Murhaa, not yet.
Fortier working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Fortier lands a couple of digs.
Murhaa managing to control the position.
Fortier throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Murhaa works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Fortier trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fortier stopping the sweep attempt from Murhaa.
Fortier chips away with some ground and pound.
Murhaa keeping moving, preventing Fortier from controlling successfully.
Murhaa is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Murhaa 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.
Fortier has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Fortier lands a couple of elbows.
Murhaa working a defensive guard here.
Fortier is fighting to break Murhaa's control of his arms but Murhaa is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Fortier trying to control but Murhaa is working from the bottom.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Mike Murhaa seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Fortier throws a push kick but Murhaa slaps the foot to one side.
Murhaa misses with an uppercut.
Fortier throws a wild body kick that Murhaa sees coming a mile off.
Murhaa cracks Fortier with a good jab.
Murhaa throws a jab when Fortier was well out of range.
Fortier counters with a body kick.
Murhaa cracks a nice hook into Fortier's ribs.
Murhaa misses with a straight right.
Murhaa moves out of range as Fortier throws a body kick.
Murhaa seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Fortier throws a hook but Murhaa blocks it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Hercules Fortier will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Hercules Fortier's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Fortier takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Murhaa tests Fortier's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Fortier.
Murhaa tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Fortier was well out of range. Poor timing from Murhaa.
Fortier throws a chopping leg kick but Murhaa manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Murhaa stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Fortier.
Murhaa thuds a left hand into Fortier's body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fortier looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Murhaa is fending him off so far but Fortier persists. Nope, Murhaa circles away and we're back to standing.
Fortier tries to land a front kick but Murhaa steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Murhaa connects with a good right hand that stumbles Fortier. Fortier circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Murhaa stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa throws a body punch but Fortier moves out of range.
Murhaa cracks Fortier with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Fortier.
Murhaa throws a lazy uppercut
and Fortier counters with a good, hard body kick but Murhaa shrugs it off.
Fortier scores with a spinning back kick!
Murhaa fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Fortier on the side of the head.

Murhaa fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Fortier, pushing him back against the cage.
Murhaa tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Murhaa throws a head punch that misses.
Fortier scores with a nice hook to the head.
A right hand to the body from Fortier.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Murhaa is looking to take this one to the mat.
Fortier lands on the inside with an uppercut.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Fortier lands a body punch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Fortier breaks the clinch.

Murhaa darts in and clinches Fortier up against the cage.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Fortier.
Murhaa can't find room to land a body shot as Fortier controls the action.

Fortier is working on a single leg takedown against the cage. Murhaa can't fight it off and eventually Fortier manages to take the fight to the floor. Murhaa looks annoyed but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Fortier is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Murhaa working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Fortier.
Fortier postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Murhaa managing to control the position.
Fortier pushing down on Murhaa's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fortier is pressing down on Murhaa's thigh, looking to free his foot. Murhaa is holding on for now.
Murhaa is looking for a sweep. Fortier is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Murhaa has his hands clasped together around Fortier's back. He's all about the action.
Fortier prevents Murhaa from improving his position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Murhaa is trying to control but can't.
Fortier takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Fortier winds up and cracks Murhaa with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Murhaa controlling the position for now.
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. Fortier connects with a nice short shot to Murhaa's temple.
Oh Murhaa is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Fortier seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Murhaa does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Fortier is sitting in half guard. He's postured up and lands a nice elbow. Oh, Murhaa is hurt! He's hurt bad - Fortier fires away with more strikes and the referee jumps in to save Murhaa from any more punishment! Congratulations to Fortier! Great finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:43 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Hercules Fortier!
A victorious Hercules Fortier thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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RATING
59%

 

Event: S02:E07 5th Place Play-Off     
Date:   Nov 18, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Hercules Fortier (ranked 1189 p4p, 66 weight class) and Patrick Thompson (ranked 2328 p4p, 114 weight class). Buckle up people - heeeeeeeeeere we go!

195 cm
24
265 lbs
10 - 4 - 0
193 cm
22
270 lbs
8 - 7 - 0
Great wrestler
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Blue Belt
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Conviction

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Hercules Fortier!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Patrick Thompson!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Don Winkell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Fortier throws a poor cross that misses
and Thompson counters with a right hand to the body.
Fortier throws a body shot but no joy.
Thompson now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Fortier lands with a thumping leg kick.
Thompson misses with a looping left.
Fortier is looking to counter the offense by Thompson and move into the clinch.
Thompson throws a predictable looking body shot
and Fortier counters with a leg kick.
Both fighters are looking to counter, which isn't making for the most exciting fight in the world.
Fortier throws a predictable looking body shot
and Thompson counters with a nice low kick that buckles Fortier's knee momentarily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Thompson tries to clinch there but Fortier circles away.
Fortier drops down looking for a counter takedown but Thompson sprawls and moves away.
Fortier throws a push kick but Thompson slaps the foot to one side.
Thompson swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.

Thompson rushes Fortier and presses him up against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Thompson fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Thompson.

Fortier pulls guard effortlessly.
Thompson preventing the sweep.
Thompson trying to control the position from guard on top but Fortier is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Thompson preventing the sweep.
Fortier is working hard here to advance position.
Fortier is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Thompson has decided he wants to stand but the closed guard of Fortier is proving hard to escape from.

Fortier has his foot on Thompson's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Thompson works his way back into a safe position though.
Fortier wants to sweep but no luck.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Thompson wanted to stand there but Fortier had control of the position.
Fortier wants to sweep but no luck.
Thompson trying to control but Fortier is working from the bottom.

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

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

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

Fortier has his feet on Thompson's thighs here. He's pushed Thompson 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! Thompson screams in pain and taps out! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Hercules Fortier!
Hercules Fortier thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: IFC MW 45: Mumu vs Sainty     
Date:   Oct 31, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Hercules Fortier (ranked 1426 p4p, 77 weight class) and Greg Bell (ranked 2682 p4p, 135 weight class). I'm sure you'll be fascinated to know that I was talking to some pointless Z list celebrity before the fight and he thought that Greg Bell was going to win. Let's see if he was right.

195 cm
24
265 lbs
9 - 4 - 0
176 cm
31
300 lbs
11 - 15 - 0
Great wrestler
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Dangerous GnP
Brawler
Granite chin

Conviction

Vegan Gains



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Hercules Fortier!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Greg Bell!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Timothy Bukovac and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Fortier digs a good hook to Bell's body.
Bell throws a series of punches but Fortier moves out of range.
Fortier circles away from the clinch attempt
and Fortier finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Fortier lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Bell shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Fortier as he avoids it easily.
Fortier scores with a kick to the body.
Bell with a poor takedown
and Fortier connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Bell looks winded!
Fortier connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Fortier plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!

It looks like Greg Bell has been cut.
Fortier throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bell on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
We've been told by Fortier's head coaches at Tosen's Home for Lost Boys that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Fortier scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Good standup being displayed there by Fortier as he connects with a hook.
Fortier scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Fortier wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Fortier jabs at Bell's body.
A shot to the liver by Fortier. Beautiful body shot.
Bell has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Fortier tests Bell's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Fortier scores with a hook.
Bell misses with a jab to the body
and Fortier finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Fortier is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Bell takes one on the chin but seems OK.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A chopping leg kick lands by Fortier.
Fortier lands a nice hook to Bell's body. Bell takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fortier scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Fortier throws a leg kick which misses Bell's front leg but catches the back leg as Bell tries to avoid it.
A jab lands there for Fortier.
Fortier throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Bell crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Fortier - the referee stops the clock and Bell gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Fortier. Bell manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Fortier lands with a nice combination. Bell backs away looking to recover.
Fortier with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
A chopping leg kick lands by Fortier.
Bell tries for a takedown but Fortier circles away easily
and Fortier counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Hercules Fortier has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Greg Bell.
Bell takes one to the side of the head.
Bell has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Fortier.
Bell swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Fortier counters with a thumping low kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice body kick there by Fortier.
Bell takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Bell walks into a left hand.
Fortier lands a slapping body shot.
Fortier lands an overhand right.
Hercules Fortier is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Fortier lands with a good body shot.
Fortier wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Fortier moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Fortier.
Fortier moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Fortier jabs at Bell's body.
Fortier lands with a thumping leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fortier keeps Bell at a distance using the push kick.
Fortier changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Fortier cracks Bell with an open hand slap.
Bell takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Fortier scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Bell doesn't seem bothered though.
Bell's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Fortier lands a right hook to the body.
Bell is trying desperately to land a takedown but Fortier is having absolutely none of it. This is turning into a bit of a nightmare for Bell.
Fortier throws a leg kick which misses Bell's front leg but catches the back leg as Bell tries to avoid it.
Fortier fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Both fighters circling a little - Fortier finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Greg Bell seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A solid leg kick lands there for Fortier.
A solid body kick from Fortier.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hercules Fortier dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Greg Bell's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!


Fortier lands a nice leg kick that just misses Bell's sensitive parts.
Fortier throws a nice inside leg kick.
Hercules Fortier is winning the standup battle so far.
Bell closes the distance but Fortier moves to the side
letting Fortier counter with a right hand.
Fortier is looking to wear down Bell with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Fortier lands a jab.
Bell takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Bell misses with a left hand
and Fortier counters with a nice kick to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bell misses with an uppercut
and Fortier counters with a good, hard body kick but Bell shrugs it off.
Fortier lands with a nice body kick.
Bell is breathing heavily.
Bell on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Fortier. Fortier obviously looking to wear him down.
Fortier lets loose with a powerful body kick. Bell will feel that in the morning.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fortier looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Fortier lands a slapping body shot.
Fortier scores with a body shot.
You can see that Bell has visibly slowed down as a result of the leg kicks
Fortier lands with a straight right. Bell didn't see that one coming.
Fortier is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Fortier scores with a jab to the body.
Fortier digs a good hook to Bell's body.
Fortier connects with a body shot that sends Bell's belly button to the back.
Fortier lands a slapping body shot.
Fortier throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Fortier, right into the meat.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bell drops his hands momentarily and Fortier takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Bell on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fortier connects with a body shot.
Fortier throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Fortier lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Bell throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Fortier's waist but Fortier gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Bell off to one side.
Fortier connects with a body shot that sends Bell's belly button to the back.
Fortier throws a good cross that connects.
Bell gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Fortier.
Fortier fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Fortier scoring well with a low kick there.
Bell misses with a takedown attempt
and Fortier counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Fortier connects with a solid leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fortier fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Bell looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Fortier feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Bells jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Crunch! Fortier slams his shin into Bell's torso.
A slapping body kick lands there for Fortier.
Fortier throws a nice outside leg kick.
Bell closes this distance looking for a takedown but Fortier circles away.
Fortier throws a quick counter kick to the body but Bell avoids it.
Hercules Fortier has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Greg Bell.
Fortier throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Fortier ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Fortier cracks Bell with a good jab.
Fortier digs a good hook to Bell's body.
Fortier sizes up Bell with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Fortier lands a nice looking body kick.
Fortier throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Fortier fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Bell has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Fortier keeps Bell at a distance using the push kick.
Fortier lets loose with a powerful body kick. Bell will feel that in the morning.
Fortier lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Fortier cracks a nice hook into Bell's ribs.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Bell might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Fortier has got the better of the exchanges.
Fortier lands a nice shot to the body.
A slapping body kick lands there for Fortier.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
An inside leg kick lands from Fortier.
Bell shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hercules Fortier dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Greg Bell's cut.
That's time! Fortier's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Fortier lands with a shot to the body.
Fortier ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Fortier scores with a body shot.
Bell takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Fortier lands a front kick.
Nice shot by Fortier.
Fortier throws a front kick that sends Bell stumbling back into the cage.
Fortier scores with a kick to the body.
Fortier lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Fortier connects with a solid leg kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bell takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Fortier fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Bell takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bell shoots and misses
and Fortier counters with a low kick, right behind Bell 's knee.
Fortier moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Fortier scores with a kick to the body.
Fortier dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Fortier explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Bell has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Fortier.
Fortier sizes up Bell with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Bell throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Fortier counters with a leg kick.
Fortier throws a leg kick which misses Bell's front leg but catches the back leg as Bell tries to avoid it.
Bell rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Fortier counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Bell takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Fortier connects with a high kick.
Fortier is looking to slow Bell down with leg kicks.

Fortier drops his shoulder and cracks Bell with a huge uppercut! Bell goes down! Can Fortier finish him?

Bell is rocked!
Bell can't keep his opponent in guard - Fortier advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Bell is still in real trouble! Can Fortier finish him?
Bell is staying active underneath Fortier, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Bell seems to have recovered his senses.
Fortier landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Fortier looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice strikes from Fortier there.
Fortier working the head and body with strikes.
Fortier seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Bell does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Fortier landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Bell wants to get back to full guard.
Fortier lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Fortier takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Fortier working the head and body with strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fortier is trying to control. Bell wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Bell tries to roll over but Fortier keeps him under control.
Fortier is trying to control. Bell wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.

Bell looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Fortier thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Bell's head.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
Greg Bell has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Hercules Fortier is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Fortier with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.

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

And that's the end of the fight!
Hercules Fortier showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Fortier 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 Frank Antenori scores the fight 30:24
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 30:24
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 30:24

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Hercules Fortier!

During a confident post fight interview, Hercules Fortier thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: IFC 71: Murha v S.Heavyweight     
Date:   Oct 06, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Hercules Fortier (ranked 1757 p4p, 88 weight class) and Taz Bandichoo (ranked 2996 p4p, 115 weight class). On his way into the cage it seems that Hercules Fortier has been attacked by a crazed fan! It looks like it might have been the just bleed guy! Luckily Hercules Fortier seems to be OK! I thought that lunatic was in prison!?

195 cm
23
265 lbs
8 - 4 - 0
178 cm
23
240 lbs
9 - 12 - 0
Great wrestler
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
World class MT
Granite chin

Conviction

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Hercules Fortier!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Taz Bandichoo!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Don Winkell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Fortier throws a right and a left that both miss.
Bandichoo throws an off balance right hand
and Fortier counters with a left and a right that stings Bandichoo.
Bandichoo rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Fortier moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Fortier dodges the punch combination from Bandichoo.
Fortier throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Bandichoo throws a left and a right that both miss
and Fortier counters with a good low kick that Bandichoo was not able to check.
Fortier throws a hook but Bandichoo avoids it easily.
Bandichoo throws a sloppy head kick
and Fortier counters with a stiff right hand.
Taz Bandichoo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Fortier takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.

It looks like Hercules Fortier has been cut.
Bandichoo throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Fortier looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Bandichoo misses with an uppercut. Fortier saw that one coming.
Fortier throws a big counter combination but Bandichoo scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Bandichoo misses with a straight right.
The crowd cheers as Bandichoo lands an impressive looking overhand right. Fortier doesn't seem phased though.
Fortier's corner calls for a 1-2. Fortier obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
A left and a right from Bandichoo both land. Nice combination.
Bandichoo looks to land a left hand but Fortier moved out of range nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bandichoo throws a sloppy head kick
and Fortier finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Bandichoo throws a head kick that misses.
Fortier lands a nice leg kick that just misses Bandichoo's sensitive parts.
Fortier misses with a low kick.
Fortier throws a nice outside leg kick.
Bandichoo pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Bandichoo scores with a three punch combo!
Fortier keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
As Bandichoo backs away, Fortier returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.

Fortier drives through with a takedown into Bandichoo's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Bandichoo can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Fortier controls the pace.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Fortier trying to control the position from guard on top but Bandichoo is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Bandichoo wants to get back to his feet but Fortier passes into half guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bandichoo pushes Fortier off looking to stand but Fortier dives back in and keeps control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fortier lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Fortier trying to pass the guard but Bandichoo defending well.
Fortier lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Ground and pound from Fortier.

Fortier is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Bandichoo sees it coming and defends easily.
Fortier scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Bandichoo looks like he's trying to stand up.
Fortier is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bandichoo wants to control but Fortier passes into side.
Bandichoo tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Bandichoo tries to escape but Fortier is in control.
A control attempt from Bandichoo but he's now mounted!
Bandichoo keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.

Fortier jumps to side control looking for an arm triangle but Bandichoo manages to avoid the submission attempt.
Fortier lands some shots froms side control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Check out the look on Fortier's face as he threw that strike - that's one determined fighter!
Bandichoo takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.
Fortier in side control lands a decent elbow.
Bandichoo tries to bench press Fortier off him but Fortier keeps the position.
Bandichoo is working to avoid the ground and pound but Fortier connects with a decent elbow.
Bandichoo misses with an elbow from the bottom.
Fortier will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Fortier is working Bandichoo over with some ground and pound from side control.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Bandichoo trying his best to control but Fortier has mounted him.
Bandichoo told us pre-fight that he has been working on his escapes in training. Let's see if he can call on some of his new skills to get back to his feet.
Bandichoo keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.

Bandichoo somehow manages to escape the mount and get back to his feet!
Bandichoo lands with an overhand left.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hercules Fortier dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Hercules Fortier's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Fortier keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Bandichoo.
Bandichoo shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Fortier eats them both and turns towards Bandichoo to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Fortier avoids the head kick by Bandichoo.

Fortier moves into the clinch successfully.
Bandichoo is looking to break free of the clinch but Fortier has double underhooks.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Fortier.
Fortier works on Bandichoo's body with a couple of short punches.
Bandichoo is trying to break free.
Fortier lands a right hand.
Bandichoo lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Fortier backwards.
Bandichoo lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
A frustrated look appears on Bandichoo's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Bandichoo softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Fortier keeps control of Bandichoo as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Bandichoo has a couple of punches blocked by Fortier.
Bandichoo wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Fortier lands a nice uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Fortier slows down the pace here.
Bandichoo misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bandichoo fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Bandichoo lands a left hand.
Fortier makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Bandichoo is looking to break free of the clinch but Fortier has double underhooks.
Fortier prevents Bandichoo from breaking the clinch.
Bandichoo being controlled against the cage.

Fortier has clasped his hands together around Bandichoo's back... aaand, he's got a takedown into side control. Nicely done.
Bandichoo is trying to escape and get back to his feet.
Fortier in side control lands a decent elbow.
Bandichoo is trying to stand back up. He's worked his way up against the cage but Fortier has just dragged him back down to the mat.
Bandichoo on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Bandichoo throws an elbow to the body but it doesn't land.
Fortier scores with a couple of short elbows.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Bandichoo is looking to get back to his feet here but Fortier is keeping cool and he's managed to take Bandichoo's back.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fortier lands with a big left hand that may well have hurt his opponent. Can Bandichoo hold on?!
Fortier softening up his opponent with strikes here.
The crowd hopeful of a finish here - Fortier's supporters are on their feet, screaming for him to go for the rear naked choke.
Bandichoo takes a big shot to the side of the head.
Bandichoo is in a world of trouble here. He's outmatched on the ground here and he'd better get Fortier off his back sharpish unless he wants to be submitted.
Bandichoo prevents Fortier from getting a body triangle.

Fortier is working on the RNC. He looks like he's got it but Bandichoo won't tap... Oh, he's out! The ref rips Fortier off his unconscious opponent!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:55 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Hercules Fortier!
A victorious Hercules Fortier thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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Event: IFC MW 37: Hitme vs Divac     
Date:   Sep 05, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Orgasmic Bliss (ranked 4956 p4p, 188 weight class) and Hercules Fortier (ranked 2066 p4p, 91 weight class). Hercules Fortier is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

200 cm
28
300 lbs
5 - 9 - 0
195 cm
23
265 lbs
7 - 4 - 0
Good takedowns
Good kicks
Granite chin
Olympic wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Conviction
BuriedAlive// Fight Gear



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Orgasmic Bliss!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Hercules Fortier!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Don Winkell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bliss fails with the takedown
and Fortier counters with a nice body shot.
Bliss throws a leg kick that is checked
and Fortier finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.

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

Fortier is looking to cinch up a triangle. Bliss throws the leg off to one side though and gets in tight to Fortier's body to avoid the submission. Fortier has instead reached around Bliss's neck and now has a guillotine! Oh, this is biiiig trouble! Fortier arches his back and squeezes and forces the tap from his hapless opponent.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:35 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Hercules Fortier!
Hercules Fortier decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: IFC 61 Heavyweight vs Bell     
Date:   Jul 28, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Jan Schrijber (ranked 2556 p4p, 66 weight class) and Hercules Fortier (ranked 3613 p4p, 141 weight class). Hercules Fortier has the eye of the tiger tonight.

183 cm
23
237 lbs
7 - 6 - 0
195 cm
23
265 lbs
6 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

IniTech Nutrition

Conviction
BuriedAlive// Fight Gear



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Jan Schrijber!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Hercules Fortier!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Jack Bonds and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Schrijber misses with a leg kick

and Fortier counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Schrijber tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Fortier digs a right hand underneath Schrijber's ribcage. Schrijber let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Schrijber has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
A head punch on the inside from Fortier fails to land.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Fortier.
Fortier misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Schrijber misses with a short punch on the inside.
Schrijber misses with a shot to the kidneys.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Schrijber creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.

It looks like Hercules Fortier has been cut.
Schrijber cracks Fortier with a nice body shot.
Schrijber blocks a body shot from Fortier.
Fortier jumps guard but Schrijber stands there with Fortier around his waist. Fortier gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Schrijber softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Schrijber tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Fortier's elbow.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Fortier breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Nice defenses there by Schrijber.
Fortier tries to land a front kick but Schrijber steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Schrijber fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Fortier.
Fortier throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Fortier ducks under a wild hook from Schrijber.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fortier shoots for a takedown but Schrijber saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Schrijber avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Schrijber connects with a leg kick. Fortier looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Schrijber throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Fortier.
Schrijber swats away the attempt to clinch by Fortier.

Fortier 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.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Fortier accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Fortier being controlled here momentarily.
Schrijber'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.
Fortier with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Fortier trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Schrijber has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Fortier working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fortier postures up.
Schrijber trying to control the position here.
Fortier advances position into side control!
Schrijber struggling a bit here.
Schrijber is trying to get back to half guard.
Schrijber wants to control but Fortier postures up.
Fortier has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.

Fortier working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Fortier tries to cartwheel into mount but he doesn't manage it.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Fortier cracks Schrijber with a big elbow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Schrijber is looking for a sweep.
Schrijber can't do much from the bottom here.
Schrijber tries to buck Fortier off but Fortier is having none of it.

Fortier is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Schrijber has escaped the position, nice work there.
Fortier landing strikes.
You can see the frustration on Schrijber's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Check out the look on Fortier's face as he threw that strike - that's one determined fighter!
Schrijber is looking to reverse the position.
Fortier working the head and body with strikes.
Schrijber tries to get back to half guard but can't.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Schrijber tries to slip a leg under to move to half guard but Fortier presses down on the leg and jumps into full mount!
Schrijber is bucking up trying to escape but Fortier cracks him with another couple of good strikes.
Schrijber might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Schrijber tries to lock up and control but Fortier gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
A nice elbow there by Fortier.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Schrijber wants to control but Fortier is having none of it.
Schrijber is in a bad position, trying to hold on for dear life but he is really struggling to maintain any sort of control.
Schrijber regains half guard.
Schrijber wants to get back to full guard.
Schrijber is looking to control Fortier's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Schrijber avoid being mounted?
Fortier drops an elbow to the side of Schrijber's head.
Fortier thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Schrijber's head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hercules Fortier dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Hercules Fortier's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Schrijber blocks the body kick.
Fortier tries to move into range but Schrijber moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Schrijber throws a sloppy head kick and Fortier moves out of range easily.
Fortier checks the leg kick nicely there.
Schrijber misses with an uppercut. Fortier saw that one coming.
Fortier avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Schrijber misses with a head kick.
Schrijber tries to clinch but Fortier moves out of range.
Fortier throws a leg kick but Schrijber checks it.
Both fighters circling a little - Fortier finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Fortier ducks under a wild hook from Schrijber.
Fortier tries to land a leg kick but Schrijber saw it coming and moves away.
Schrijber works Fortier's body with a nice hook.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Schrijber catches Fortier with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
A head kick misses from Schrijber.
Schrijber connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Jan Schrijber seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Fortier gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Fortier managing to block the knees to the body from Schrijber.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Schrijber with an attempt at a knee that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fortier can't find room to land a body shot as Schrijber controls the action.
Fortier tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Schrijber's elbow.

Fortier breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Schrijber feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Fortiers jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Fortier misses with a body kick.
Schrijber fires out a quick counter leg kick but Fortier just manages to avoid it.
Schrijber scoring well with a low kick there.
Schrijber lands a jab to the nose.
Fortier is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Fortier.
Schrijber throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Fortier.
Schrijber wants to clinch up but Fortier keeps it at a distance.
Schrijber throws a wild body kick that Fortier sees coming a mile off.
A countering left hand to the body from Fortier misses.
Schrijber moves in looking to clinch but Fortier pushes him off.

Schrijber darts in and clinches Fortier up against the cage.
Fortier tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Schrijber's elbow.
A right hook to the body lands for Schrijber.
Fortier avoiding damage as Schrijber throws knees to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Knees to the body from Schrijber.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Schrijber tries a knee to the head but Fortier blocks it.
Fortier is struggling to control the position.
Schrijber misses with the head strike.
Schrijber goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A nice left hand lands by Schrijber.
Fortier taking a breather.
Schrijber unloads a knee to the mid-section. Fortier lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Fortier tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Schrijber's elbow.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Schrijber creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Schrijber tries to land a knee to the head but Fortier blocks with his arms.

Fortier drags the fight down to the ground.
Schrijber trying to control the position from guard on top but Fortier is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Fortier can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Schrijber controls the pace.
Fortier 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.
Hercules Fortier has got the better of the ground game so far.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fortier being controlled here, momentarily.
Schrijber has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.

Fortier is looking for a triangle but Schrijber pushes his legs off easily.
Schrijber trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

Schrijber avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

Fortier looking for a guillotine here but Schrijber defends easily.
Schrijber is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
This is a sustained period of stalling by Schrijber.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Fortier tries to land a sweep but no joy.

Fortier working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Schrijber doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Schrijber manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Schrijber sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Schrijber wants to control from the top but Fortier keeps moving.
Schrijber pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Fortier is keeping the position for now.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jan Schrijber dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Hercules Fortier's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Schrijber doesn't manage to clinch there - Fortier circles away.
Fortier replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Schrijber blocks it well.
Schrijber pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Fortier bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Schrijber tries to close the distance and clinch up but Fortier swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Schrijber throws a leg kick that misses.
Schrijber throws a nice head kick!
Fortier takes a swing at Schrijber's ribcage but misses.
Schrijber tries to counter by clinching up but Fortier breaks away and moves out of range.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Schrijber.
Fortier throws a quick inside leg kick.
Schrijber connects with a good right hand that stumbles Fortier. Fortier circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Fortier checks the leg kick nicely there.
Schrijber tries to score with a low kick but Fortier moves his leg out of the way.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fortier scores with a leg kick.
Fortier closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Schrijber throws a jab but it's blocked by Fortier.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Fortier 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 Schrijber has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Schrijber and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Schrijber swings widly with a right hand
and Fortier counters with an inside leg kick.
Fortier connects with a leg kick. Schrijber looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fortier looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Schrijber is fending him off so far but Fortier persists. Nope, Schrijber circles away and we're back to standing.
Schrijber feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Schrijber tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Fortier paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Fortier replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Schrijber blocks it well.

Schrijber has taken the fight to the clinch.
Fortier lands a nice uppercut.
Fortier misses with the head strike.
Schrijber working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Schrijber with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Fortier works on Schrijber's body with a couple of short punches.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Schrijber swings away with an uppercut that misses.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Fortier creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Schrijber trying to land knees to the body.
Fortier gets through Schrijber's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Jan Schrijber has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Fortier leaning against his opponent.
Schrijber missing with knees to the body.
Fortier lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Schrijber.
Schrijber tries to land knees in the clinch but Fortier avoids the damage to the body.
A shot in the inside from Fortier.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Fortier cracks Schrijber with a nice body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fortier tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Schrijber's elbow.
Schrijber misses with some punches.
Fortier gets through Schrijber's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

Fortier decides to pull guard.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:32 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Hercules Fortier!
Hercules Fortier seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: IFC 58 Heavyweight vs Nekele     
Date:   Jul 07, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Naoise Durnin (ranked 1666 p4p, 68 weight class) and Hercules Fortier (ranked 3137 p4p, 131 weight class). Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

197 cm
23
270 lbs
5 - 2 - 0
195 cm
22
265 lbs
6 - 3 - 0
Decent wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin
Olympic wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Conviction
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Naoise Durnin!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Hercules Fortier!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Frank Antenori and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Durnin misses with an uppercut. Fortier saw that one coming.
Fortier only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Fortier misses with an attempted mid kick.
A quick step to the side and Durnin tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Durnin takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Durnin checks the leg kick.
Durnin connects with a good right hand that stumbles Fortier. Fortier circles away out of range and recomposes himself.

It looks like Hercules Fortier has been cut.
Durnin throws a looping overhand right but Fortier ducks down to avoid it.
Durnin checks a low kick from Fortier.
Nice shot lands for Durnin.
Durnin scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Fortier doesn't seem bothered though.
Fortier pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Good shot there by Durnin.
Fortier throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Fortier ducks under a wild hook from Durnin.
Durnin takes a swing at Fortier's ribcage but misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fortier throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Durnin digs a good hook to Fortier's body.
Fortier swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Durnin moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Durnin throws a jab when Fortier was well out of range.
Durnin throws a body punch but Fortier moves out of range.
Fortier appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Fortier looks to throw the jab but Durnin is out of range.
Durnin throws a shot to the body.
Durnin throws a hook but Fortier blocks it.
Fortier steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Fortier uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Durnin has time to react.
Fortier takes one to the chin there.
Durnin pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Naoise Durnin seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Durnin fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fortier uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Durnin.
Fortier on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Durnin throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Fortier is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
A cross from Durnin lands.
Durnin moves out of range of the body kick from Fortier.
A quick step to the side and Durnin tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Durnin lands an overhand right.
Fortier throws a leg kick
and Durnin counters with a nice uppercut.
Durnin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Fortier misses with a low kick as Durnin jumps back.
Durnin lands with a good body shot.
Durnin 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.
Fortier walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Durnin throws a body shot but no joy.
A slapping body kick lands there for Fortier.
Naoise Durnin is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Durnin scores with a hook to the body. Fortier takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Durnin looks to land a left hand but Fortier moved out of range nicely.
Durnin connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Durnin looks to land a right hand but Fortier moved out of range.
Durnin ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Fortier moves away.
Durnin connects with the punch.
A thudding body kick lands there by Fortier!
Durnin is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Durnin looks to score with a jab to the body but Fortier is just out of range.
A cross from Durnin lands.
Fortier walks into a straight right hand from Durnin.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Durnin lands a body shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Fortier gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Durnin connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Fortier throws a body kick that misses.
Durnin misses with a right hand
and Durnin takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Fortier throws a body punch but Durnin moves out of range.
Fortier throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Fortier looks for the body kick but Durnin saw that one coming.
Durnin is looking to counter punch.
Durnin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Durnin throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Fortier counters with a nice low kick that buckles Durnin's knee momentarily.
Fortier misses with a body kick.
Durnin scores with a body shot.
A nice inside leg kick there by Fortier. That's going to slow Durnin down.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Naoise Durnin dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Hercules Fortier's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Durnin with a body punch. A glancing blow.
A clash of legs there as Durnin blocks the low kick.
Durnin swings away with a body shot that misses
and Fortier counters with a nice body kick.
Durnin is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Fortier.
Fortier moves away from the strike by Durnin.
Durnin misses with a body shot
and Fortier counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Naoise Durnin is winning the standup battle so far.
Fortier misses with a low kick.
Durnin misses with a straight left.
Durnin misses with a left hand

and Fortier counters by moving into the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fortier slowing the pace effectively.
Fortier has Durnin pressed against the cage, preventing Durnin from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Fortier tries to throw a body punch but Durnin avoids it by throwing Fortier back against the cage.
Fortier misses with the head strike.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fortier tries to work over Durnin's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Fortier tries to pull guard but Durnin won't allow it.
Nice body punch from Durnin.
Fortier misses with a hook to the ribs.
Fortier tries a body shot but Durnin blocks it.
Fortier tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Durnin blocks a body shot from Fortier.
Fortier misses with a shot to the kidneys.

Fortier escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Fortier tries to close the distance and clinch but Durnin swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Fortier uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Durnin.
Fortier dips to his left and cracks Durnin with an uppercut!
Durnin 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.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fortier uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Durnin.
Fortier misses with a body punch
and Durnin counters with a straight right hand.
Durnin missing with a left hand there. Fortier was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Fortier only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Durnin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Durnin crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Fortier - the referee stops the clock and Durnin gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Fortier. Durnin manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Fortier ducks under a wild hook from Durnin.
Fortier moves away from the strike by Durnin.
Fortier lands with a nice 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!
Durnin throws a body shot but no joy.
Durnin moves out of range of the leg kick from Fortier.
Fortier swings and misses with a hook to the body.

Fortier instigates a clinch.
Fortier tries to work over Durnin's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
I was talking to Durnin's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fortier tries a body shot but Durnin blocks it.
Fortier tries to pull guard but Durnin holds him up against the cage and eventually Fortier drops back down to his feet.
Durnin wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Fortier has him pressed against the cage.
Fortier swings wildly with an uppercut but Durnin uses good head movement to avoid it.
Fortier blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Fortier can't find room to land a body shot as Durnin controls the action.
Fortier goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Fortier lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Durnin backwards.
Durnin pressing his opponent against the cage.
Fortier lands a hook that snaps the head of Durnin backwards.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Durnin trying to stall but Fortier improves his position.

Durnin breaks the clinch.
Fortier slips under a jab.
Durnin backing away here, and Fortier unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Durnin scores with a body shot.
Durnin throws a poor cross that misses
and Fortier counters with a nice kick to the body.
Fortier scores with a nice body kick.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Fortier fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Durnin is out of range.
It looked like Durnin was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Fortier.
Fortier scores with a leg kick.
Durnin lands with an overhand left.
Fortier throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A shot to the liver by Fortier. Beautiful body shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hercules Fortier showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Hercules Fortier's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. This is the final round!


A good leg kick by Fortier.
Durnin takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Fortier is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Durnin.
Fortier is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Durnin rather than just go for the knockout.
Durnin connects with a single shot there.
Fortier tries to clinch but Durnin moves out of range.
Durnin throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Durnin ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Fortier moves away.
Nice defenses there by Fortier.
Fortier tries a quick counter leg kick but Durnin is wise to it.

Fortier rushes Durnin and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Durnin is looking to break free of the clinch but Fortier has double underhooks.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Fortier takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Durnin tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Fortier's elbow.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Durnin lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Durnin prevents a body shot from Fortier.
Durnin blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Durnin misses with a body punch.
Fortier misses with a body punch.
Fortier tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Fortier goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Fortier misses with a body punch.

Fortier escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Durnin lands a body shot.
Durnin looks to land a left hand but Fortier moved out of range nicely.
Fortier steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Durnin.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Durnin misses the shot to the body.
Fortier moves out of range of the strikes.
Despite the aggression on Fortier's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Fortier staying out of range there.
Durnin takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Fortier shoots in and drives through. Durnin sprawls well.
Fortier staying out of range there.
Fortier steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Durnin.
Durnin tests Fortier's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A slow jab from Durnin misses its intended target.
Fortier flicks out a counter leg kick but Durnin steps away.
Durnin swats away the attempt to clinch by Fortier.
Fortier uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Durnin.
Fortier has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Durnin tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Fortier keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Durnin.
And Fortier responds with a good body kick, but Durnin manages to step out the way in time.
Durnin takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Durnin dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Durnin throws a big shot that misses.
A swing and a miss from Durnin.
Durnin's jab looks to have found its range, popping Fortier under the eye.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Fortier.
Durnin throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Fortier stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Fortier takes a swing at Durnin's ribcage but misses.
Durnin throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Fortier shoots in and drives through. Durnin sprawls well.
Naoise Durnin has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Hercules Fortier.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Durnin lands with a shot to the body.
Fortier takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Durnin fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Fortier looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Fortier lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Fortier uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Durnin.
Fortier keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Durnin.
Fortier staying out of range there.
Fortier follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Fortier throws a push kick but Durnin slaps the foot to one side.
Durnin on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Durnin looks to score with a jab to the body but Fortier is just out of range.
A big right from Durnin misses.
Durnin moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromFortier.
Fortier keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Durnin.

And that's the end of the fight!
Naoise Durnin showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Durnin 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 Jack Bonds 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... Naoise Durnin!

After winning the bout, Naoise Durnin 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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RATING
54%

 

Event: IFC 51 Lomachenko vs Kirby     
Date:   May 19, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Hercules Fortier (ranked 2201 p4p, 81 weight class) and Mike Murhaa (ranked 3652 p4p, 130 weight class). Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!

195 cm
22
265 lbs
6 - 2 - 0
199 cm
21
292 lbs
2 - 2 - 0
Great wrestler
Great low kicks
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Good gas tank

BuriedAlive// Fight Gear

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Hercules Fortier!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Mike Murhaa!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Frank Antenori and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Murhaa takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Fortier scores with a kick to the midsection.
Fortier lands a glancing blow to the side of Murhaa's head.
Murhaa misses the shot to the body.
Fortier misses with a kick to the body.
A telegraphed right hand from Fortier misses the target.
Murhaa takes a swing at Fortier's ribcage but misses.
Murhaa throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Fortier changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.

Murhaa clinches up against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fortier lands a shoulder strike.
A right hand to the body from Murhaa.
A nice right hand lands inside from Murhaa.
Murhaa working some nice short punches in the clinch.

It looks like Hercules Fortier has been cut.
Fortier goes for a takedown in the clinch but Murhaa prevents it.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Murhaa.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A short uppercut from Fortier.
A short left from Fortier.
Murhaa misses with a hook to the ribs.
Fortier's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A left hand lands to the body for Fortier.
Murhaa misses with the head strike.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Murhaa.
Murhaa lands a right hand.
Fortier lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Murhaa.
Murhaa blocks a body shot from Fortier.
Murhaa throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Fortiers head.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Murhaa has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Fortier blocks an uppercut.
Murhaa misses with a punch to the body.

Fortier decides to pull guard.
Fortier wants to sweep but no luck.
Murhaa makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Murhaa wants to control from the top but Fortier keeps moving.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Murhaa accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Fortier wants to sweep but no luck.
Fortier controls Murhaa momentarily but Murhaa frees himself.
Murhaa looking to control the position here, rather than advance.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Murhaa with a nice cross.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa is looking to clinch but Fortier is avoiding it.
A cross from Murhaa lands.

Murhaa clinches with his opponent.
Fortier prevents a body shot from Murhaa.
Fortier tries to work over Murhaa's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Fortier throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
A shot in the inside from Fortier.
Fortier blocking some punches.
A right handed body shot lands from Fortier.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Murhaa.
Murhaa misses with some punches.
Murhaa swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Murhaa pushes Fortier back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Murhaa tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Fortier lands with a right to the head.
Fortier lands a left hand that snaps the head of Murhaa backwards.
Fortier stalling the fight.
Murhaa throws a head punch that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa blocks a punch to the side of the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Fortier lands a hook to the side of the head.
Murhaa struggles to land a body shot inside as Fortier controls his hands.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Murhaa.
Good body shot from Murhaa.
Murhaa lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Fortier backwards.
Murhaa misses with a punch on the inside.
Murhaa tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Fortier blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Murhaa misses with the head strike.
Murhaa blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Murhaa creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Fortier cracks Murhaa with a nice body shot.
Murhaa throws a head punch that misses.
Fortier throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Fortier blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Fortier.
A right handed body shot lands from Fortier.
Fortier tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Mike Murhaa will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Hercules Fortier's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Fortier lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Murhaa moves out of range of the body kick from Fortier.
Fortier looks to score with a jab to the body but Murhaa is just out of range.
Fortier throws a body shot but no joy.
Murhaa scores with a jab.
Murhaa throws a jab when Fortier was well out of range.
Fortier fires out a quick counter leg kick but Murhaa just manages to avoid it.
Fortier is looking to land body kicks.
Murhaa is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A right-left combo lands from Fortier.

It looks like Mike Murhaa has been cut.
Fortier misses with a body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa swings for the body but Fortier moves out of range.
Fortier jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Fortier throws a hook but Murhaa blocks it.
A slow jab from Murhaa misses its intended target.
Fortier throws the kick towards the body but Murhaa avoids it.
Murhaa wants to counter the offense by Fortier and move into the clinch position.
Murhaa keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Murhaa. Fortier does a little dance to reset his feet.
Fortier ducks under a wild hook from Murhaa.
It appears Fortier was looking to counter with a kick there.
Fortier misses with an attempted mid kick.
Murhaa throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
That kick from Fortier tenderised Murhaa's leg. Murhaa is trying to keep his angry face on.
Murhaa swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Fortier wants to slow Murhaa down by chopping away at his legs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fortier uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Murhaa.
Fortier on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Murhaa throws an off balance right hand
and Fortier counters with a good low kick that Murhaa was not able to check.

Murhaa takes the fight into the clinch.
Murhaa misses with a hook to the ribs.
Murhaa digs a right hand into Fortier's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Fortier's gas tank.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
A short right from Murhaa.
Fortier lands a body shot in the clinch.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Murhaa can't find room to land a body shot as Fortier controls the action.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Murhaa.
Fortier misses with a hook to the ribs.
Fortier lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Murhaa.
Fortier misses with a hook from the clinch.
Fortier lands with a light punch inside.
Fortier lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fortier misses with a punch on the inside.
Murhaa misses with a hook to the ribs.
Murhaa has a couple of punches blocked by Fortier.
Murhaa misses with a hook to the ribs.
A nice left hand lands by Murhaa.
Fortier lands with a left to the head.
Murhaa misses with a hook to the ribs.
Murhaa misses with some punches.
Murhaa misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A short uppercut from Murhaa.
Fortier misses with a body punch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Murhaa.
Murhaa tries a body shot but Fortier blocks it.
Murhaa lands a body punch in the clinch.
Murhaa lands a body shot in the clinch.
Fortier blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Murhaa throws a punch but it's blocked by Fortier.
Fortier is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Murhaa is defending well.
Mike Murhaa seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Murhaa goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa pushes Fortier back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Fortier is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Fortier fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Murhaa throws a punch but it's blocked by Fortier.
Fortier tries a body shot but Murhaa blocks it.
Murhaa fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Fortier struggles to land a body shot inside as Murhaa controls his hands.
Fortier blocks a punch to the side of the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Murhaa misses with a body punch.
Fortier blocking some punches.
Fortier drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Murhaa gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Murhaa scores with a shot to the side of Fortier's head.
Murhaa misses with a hook from the clinch.
Murhaa lands with a right to the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Fortier.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Mike Murhaa showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
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!


Fortier misses with a shot to the body

and Murhaa counters by moving into the clinch.
Murhaa throws a head punch that misses.
Fortier tries for a takedown but Murhaa manages to get underhooks.
Fortier tries to work over Murhaa's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Fortier blocking some punches.
Fortier lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Fortier doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Fortier is looking for a takedown.
Murhaa struggles to land a body shot inside as Fortier controls his hands.
Fortier goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Murhaa misses with the head strike.
Murhaa tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fortier looking for a takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hercules Fortier. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Fortier swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Fortier tries a body shot but Murhaa blocks it.
Murhaa has a couple of punches blocked by Fortier.
Murhaa lands a right hand.
Fortier blocks an uppercut.
Murhaa throws a head punch that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fortier has a couple of punches blocked by Murhaa.
Murhaa prevents a body shot from Fortier.
Nice body punch from Murhaa.
Fortier blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Murhaa lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Fortier backwards.
Murhaa doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Murhaa pushes Fortier back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Murhaa blocking some punches.
Fortier lands a left hand.
Fortier working aggressively here.
Murhaa doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Fortier misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Fortier digs a right hand into Murhaa's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Murhaa's gas tank.
Murhaa doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Good body shot from Murhaa.
A right handed body shot lands from Fortier.
Murhaa lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Fortier.
Murhaa lands a nice shot to the body.
Hercules Fortier has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa working some nice short punches in the clinch.

Hercules Fortier's cut is getting worse.
Murhaa lands a left hand that snaps the head of Fortier backwards.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Murhaa can't find room to land a body shot as Fortier controls the action.
Murhaa lands with a left to the head.
Fortier is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Murhaa gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Fortier prevents a body shot from Murhaa.
Fortier is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Murhaa is keeping busy.
Murhaa stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Murhaa scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Fortier blocking some punches.
Fortier tries to throw a body punch but Murhaa avoids it by throwing Fortier back against the cage.
Fortier struggles to land a body shot inside as Murhaa controls his hands.
Fortier trying to control the position but instead, Murhaa has worked for underhooks and has pushed Fortier into the cage.
Fortier blocks an uppercut.
Murhaa tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fortier goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Murhaa lands a body punch in the clinch.
Murhaa tries to work over Fortier's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Murhaa misses with a hook from the clinch.
A short left from Murhaa.
A right hand to the body from Murhaa.
Nice body punch from Murhaa - that landed with a thud.
A right hook to the body lands for Murhaa.
Murhaa makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Murhaa misses with a short punch on the inside.
Murhaa lands a shot to the body.
Murhaa swings wildly with an uppercut but Fortier uses good head movement to avoid it.
Murhaa struggles to land a body shot inside as Fortier controls his hands.
Fortier tries to throw a body punch but Murhaa avoids it by throwing Fortier back against the cage.
Murhaa gets through Fortier's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

Hercules Fortier's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.
Murhaa has a couple of punches blocked by Fortier.
Fortier tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Murhaa's elbow.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fortier tries to break the clinch but Murhaa is controlling the position.
A right hook to the body lands for Murhaa.
Fortier has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Murhaa after a bit of a struggle.
Murhaa scores with a nice hook to the head.
Murhaa tries to throw a body punch but Fortier avoids it by throwing Murhaa back against the cage.
Fortier misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Murhaa misses with a hook to the ribs.
Murhaa lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
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!
Murhaa can't find room to land a body shot as Fortier controls the action.
Murhaa working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Murhaa tries a body shot but Fortier blocks it.
Fortier tries to throw a body punch but Murhaa avoids it by throwing Fortier back against the cage.
Murhaa doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Fortier misses with a hook to the ribs.
Murhaa doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Murhaa working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Murhaa can't find room to land a body shot as Fortier controls the action.
Mike Murhaa is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

Fortier manages to break the clinch.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 28:29
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 27:30
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Mike Murhaa!
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Event: IFC MW22 Rasputin VS Impaler     
Date:   Apr 11, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Hercules Fortier (ranked 1657 p4p, 66 weight class) and Kenny Tchusuk (ranked 1612 p4p, 64 weight class). Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

195 cm
21
265 lbs
6 - 1 - 0
170 cm
20
265 lbs
4 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
Great low kicks
Cardio machine
BJJ Brown Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Hercules Fortier!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kenny Tchusuk!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Timothy Bukovac and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Tchusuk tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Fortier paws at him with a jab and circles away.
A telegraphed right hand from Tchusuk misses the target.
Fortier appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.

Tchusuk closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Tchusuk swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Fortier digs a right hand underneath Tchusuk's ribcage. Tchusuk let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Fortier is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Fortier has Tchusuk pushed against the cage.
Fortier blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A left hand lands to the body for Tchusuk.

Fortier pulls guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

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

Fortier lands a couple of elbows.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fortier wants to pass the guard but Tchusuk is keeping the position.

Tchusuk is looking for a triangle here but Fortier uses the submission attempt to pass into side control.
Tchusuk is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Fortier off and has taken his back!
Fortier breaks Tchusuk's hooks off and manages to turn into his guard.

Fortier avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Fortier lands a couple of elbows.
Fortier lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.

Tchusuk has thrown up a leg looking for a triangle. Fortier doesn't defend quickly enough and Tchusuk has managed to lock this one up! Can Fortier escape?! NO! He's tapping out! Damn, that was a quick submission - congrats to Tchusuk on a fantastic submission victory.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Kenny Tchusuk!
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Event: IFC 43     
Date:   Mar 25, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Albert Van Rooy (ranked 2064 p4p, 43 weight class) and Hercules Fortier (ranked 2886 p4p, 110 weight class). These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

196 cm
20
256 lbs
4 - 3 - 0
195 cm
21
265 lbs
5 - 1 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent MT
Very strong
Good wrestler
Good low kicks
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Albert Van Rooy!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Hercules Fortier!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Percy O'Donnell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Van Rooy throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.

It looks like Hercules Fortier has been cut.
Fortier takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Van Rooy misses with a few strikes there.
Fortier pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Fortier slips under a jab.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Fortier has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Van Rooy lands a really nice looking cross but Fortier seems unphased.
Van Rooy works Fortier's body with a nice hook.
Van Rooy moves into range and connects with a jab.
We've been told by Van Rooy's head coaches at Crapollas Gym that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
The fighters circling - Van Rooy throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Van Rooy tries to clinch but Fortier moves away
and Fortier counters with an inside leg kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A decent looking cross lands there for Van Rooy.
Van Rooy ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Fortier moves away.
Van Rooy tries to clinch up

and Fortier counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
Van Rooy trying to control from the bottom.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Fortier missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Fortier moves into full mount! Van Rooy won't be happy about that!
Van Rooy tries to hold on but Fortier postures up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Van Rooy is squirming around, avoiding Fortier's attempts to control the action.
Van Rooy tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Fortier lands with some strikes.
Van Rooy is squirming around, avoiding Fortier's attempts to control the action.
Fortier lands a nice shot to the head.
Fortier with good strikes from the mount here!
Fortier can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Van Rooy is looking to escape.
Fortier has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Fortier pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.
Fortier trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Fortier landing strikes from the mount.
Van Rooy is wriggling around trying to escape.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Fortier sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Van Rooy tries to hold on but Fortier pushes him away.
Fortier is in the full mount, landing strikes.
Fortier landing punches.
Van Rooy tries to hold on but Fortier postures up.
Fortier working away from the top, dropping strikes.
Fortier landing strikes from the mount and Van Rooy is in trouble!

Fortier is working on an americana here. Ooh, that looks pretty nasty! Nope, Van Rooy has managed to escape the submission attempt.
Van Rooy in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.
Fortier raining down shots from the mount!
Van Rooy tries to hold on but Fortier postures up.
Fortier is in the full mount, landing strikes.
Van Rooy is bucking up trying to escape but Fortier cracks him with another couple of good strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Van Rooy in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.

Van Rooy is rocked!
Van Rooy wants to control but Fortier is having none of it.
Fortier softens up his opponent with a couple of shots there and then CRACK! One massive shot lands there and Van Rooy is out cold! Fortier jumps to his feet and celebrates on the cage with the fans, who are, quite frankly, going absolutely mental!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:28 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Hercules Fortier!
A relieved looking Hercules Fortier thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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Event: KFC: Farewell 310k     
Date:   Feb 18, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Hercules Fortier (ranked 1642 p4p, 185 weight class) and Aaron Washington (ranked 9017 p4p, 694 weight class). Man, I cannot wait for this one!

195 cm
21
265 lbs
5 - 0 - 0
198 cm
22
242 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
Great low kicks
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Hercules Fortier!
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, Aaron Washington!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Bishop, Chris Edwards and Colin Fotheringham.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Washington wants to clinch.
Fortier lands a body shot.
A punch lands to the side of Fortier 's head but he takes it in his stride.

It looks like Hercules Fortier has been cut.
Fortier tries to clinch but Washington moves out of range.
Washington appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.

Fortier closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Washington to the mat! Washington manages to get full guard.
Washington preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
We've been hearing that Fortier has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Fortier content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fortier scoring with some ground and pound.
Fortier lands a couple of elbows.
Washington looking to control.
Fortier wants to control from the top but Washington keeps moving.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Washington has control of Fortier's left arm, preventing Fortier from doing any damage.
Fortier pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Washington is keeping the position for now.
Fortier scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Washington working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Fortier.
Washington 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.
Fortier content to stall in guard here.
Fortier loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Fortier pushes down on Washington's leg and manages to get into half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fortier is looking to take a break and control but Washington is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Fortier working over Washington with some ground and pound. Washington looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Fortier is looking to advance position but Washington won't allow it.
Fortier thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Washington's head.
Washington trying to control but Fortier postures up.
Washington moves into full guard.
Washington looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Washington is on top in guard.

The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Fortier escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Washington gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Washington controlling from the top position.
Washington trying to control the position from guard on top but Fortier is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Fortier trying to control the position.

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

Fortier has his foot on Washington's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Washington works his way back into a safe position though.
Washington pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Fortier is keeping the position for now.
Fortier looking to hit a scissor sweep but Washington is one step ahead there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Washington showing good wrestling skills to control the position.

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

Fortier has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Washington can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Washington stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Fortier swivels though and keeps the full guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hercules Fortier dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Hercules Fortier's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Fortier wants to slow Washington down by chopping away at his legs.
Fortier tries to land a body kick
and Washington counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Fortier thinking.
Fortier takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Hercules Fortier seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A solid leg kick lands there for Washington.
Fortier tries to land a body kick
and Washington counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Washington darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Washington steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Fortier. That one must have hurt.
Fortier misses with a hook
and Washington counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Fortier doesn't manage to clinch there - Washington circles away.
Washington uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Fortier has time to react.

Hercules Fortier's cut is getting worse.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Washington misses with a head kick.
A jab lands there for Fortier.
Washington circles away from the clinch attempt.
Washington tries a quick counter leg kick but Fortier is wise to it.
Fortier walks forward, straight into a front kick from Washington.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Washington lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Washington thows a left - swing and a miss!
Washington lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.

Fortier clinches.
Washington scores with a shot to the side of Fortier's head.

Hercules Fortier's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.
A shot in the inside from Washington.
Fortier looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Washington lands a left hand that snaps the head of Fortier backwards.
Fortier tries a body shot but Washington blocks it.
Washington blocking some punches.
Washington lands with a left to the head.
Washington struggles to land a body shot inside as Fortier controls his hands.
Washington misses with some punches.
Fortier is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Fortier swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Washington goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A left hand lands to the body for Washington.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Washington lands a left hand.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Washington lands a right hand.
Washington has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Washington tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Fortier lands a hook to the side of the head.
Washington is leaning against Fortier and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Washington working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Good body shot from Fortier.
A nice right hand lands inside from Washington.

Jeez, Hercules Fortier's cut is really nasty now. The referee must be thinking about getting that checked.
Fortier blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Fortier works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Fortier takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Aaron Washington seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Fortier misses with a short punch on the inside.
Washington throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Fortiers head.
Washington can't find room to land a body shot as Fortier controls the action.
Fortier scores with a shoulder strike.
Washington lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Fortier backwards.
Washington blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Fortier.
Fortier tries a body shot but Washington blocks it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Washington lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Fortier misses with a punch on the inside.
Fortier blocks a body shot from Washington.
Washington throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Fortiers head.
Fortier blocks an uppercut.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Washington lands a nice uppercut.
Washington swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Washington misses with a punch on the inside.
Washington tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Washington working aggressively here.

Fortier manages to pull guard.
Washington tries to free his leg and advance position but Fortier is retaining full guard.
Washington content to stall in guard here.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Fortier has an omoplata and is looking to use it perhaps as a submission or perhaps to transition. Washington is in a bit of discomfort here, but he's managed to free himself and has dived into side control! That didn't work out too well for Fortier.
The referee asks Washington politely if he wouldn't mind getting on with it and actually doing something. Washington prefers to stall for the moment though.
Washington looking to control but instead Fortier has slipped a leg in, to regain half guard.

Fortier actively working from the bottom here.
Hercules Fortier overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Washington passes to full mount!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Washington sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Fortier is looking to get to half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Aaron Washington showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Hercules Fortier's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Fortier throws a half hearted mid kick.
Fortier cracks the inside of Washington's front leg.
Washington is looking to clinch.
Fortier looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Washington only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Washington blocks the body kick.
Washington has tried to improve his agility in the runup to this fight.
Washington scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Washington explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Washington, right into the meat.
Fortier takes one on the button.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:50 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Aaron Washington!
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Event: KFC: Defended     
Date:   Jan 06, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Hercules Fortier (ranked 2265 p4p, 256 weight class) and Reggie Braga (ranked 3163 p4p, 348 weight class). Braga has chosen Snake Pond as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

195 cm
20
265 lbs
4 - 0 - 0
186 cm
21
247 lbs
3 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Great low kicks
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Granite chin

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Sully's Bar & Grill



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the vacant heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 4 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Hercules Fortier!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 3 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Reggie Braga!
The judges for this bout are Steven Brown, James Ackerman and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Fortier lands with a nice body kick.
Fortier shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Both fighters circling a little - Fortier finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Fortier jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Fortier pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Braga is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Fortier throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Fortier pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
A low kick from Braga misses
and Fortier counters with a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Braga.
It appears Fortier was looking to counter with a kick there.
Braga moves in looking to clinch but Fortier pushes him off.
Fortier throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Braga steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Fortier.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fortier misses with a head kick.
Hercules Fortier seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Fortier blocks a low kick nicely.
Fortier was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Fortier tries to work over Braga's front leg with a kick but Braga checks it.
Fortier cracks the inside of Braga's front leg.
Braga blocks the body kick.
Fortier lands a nice looking body shot.
A nice leg kick lands there from Fortier.
Fortier turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fortier throws the kick towards the body but Braga avoids it.
An inside leg kick from Fortier misses.
Fortier throws a leg kick that is checked

and Braga moves into the clinch.
Fortier tries to throw a body punch but Braga avoids it by throwing Fortier back against the cage.
Braga jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Fortier walks away with a smile on his face. Braga gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Braga shoots in and drives through. Fortier sprawls well.
Fortier was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
A leg kick checked by Braga.
Fortier throws a hook but Braga avoids it easily.
Braga tries to counter with a clinch but Fortier shakes him off and moves away.
Fortier is looking to land body kicks.
Braga wants to counter with a clinch but Fortier pushes him away.
Braga moves out of range of the body kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fortier swats away the attempt to clinch by Braga.
Fortier misses with a body kick.
Fortier sets himself, and Braga steps forward looking for the clinch! Fortier avoids it this time.
Fortier scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Hercules Fortier is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
An inside leg kick from Fortier misses.
Braga wants to counter the offense by Fortier and move into the clinch position.
A nice leg kick lands there from Fortier.
Fortier looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Braga steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Fortier.
Fortier misses with a low kick.

Fortier gets tackled into the cage by Braga. Braga maintains the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Braga blocking some punches.
Fortier misses with a body punch.
Fortier lands a body shot in the clinch.
Braga tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Fortier just stands there and leans against the cage.
Hercules Fortier has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Reggie Braga.
Fortier misses with some punches.
Braga blocks a body shot from Fortier.
Fortier doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Braga looking for a takedown.

Fortier pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Braga is looking to clinch but Fortier is avoiding it.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Braga shoots in for a double leg but Fortier sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Fortier pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
A solid body kick from Fortier.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Fortier is looking to land body kicks.
Braga is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Braga checks the leg kick nicely there.
Fortier throws a push kick but Braga slaps the foot to one side.
Braga steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Fortier.
Braga avoids a kick to the body.
Braga is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Braga uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Fortier.
Braga wants to counter with a clinch but Fortier pushes him away.
Fortier throws a half hearted mid kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A leg kick checked by Braga.
Fortier misses with a kick to the body.
Fortier throws a body shot but no joy.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fortier misses with a kick to the body

and Braga moves into the clinch.
Braga jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Fortier walks away with a smile on his face. Braga gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Braga throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Braga tries to clinch but Fortier moves out of range.
Braga tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Hercules Fortier is winning the standup battle so far.
Braga checks the leg kick.
Braga avoids a kick to the body.
Braga tries to counter with a clinch but Fortier shakes him off and moves away.
Braga tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Fortier manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Fortier throws a chopping leg kick but Braga manages to avoid taking any serious damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fortier avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Fortier misses with a body shot.
Braga with a lazy takedown attempt
and Fortier makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Fortier scores with a sloppy right hand. Braga should have avoided that one.
Fortier throws a low kick but Braga avoids it.
Braga takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Braga tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Fortier paws at him with a jab and circles away.

Braga gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Braga's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Braga has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Fortier misses with a hook from the clinch.
Fortier is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Braga can do to turn this around?
Braga tries to pull guard but Fortier holds him up against the cage and eventually Braga drops back down to his feet.
Hercules Fortier has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Reggie Braga.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Fortier.
Fortier struggles to land a body shot inside as Braga controls his hands.
Braga is trying to force a seperation but Fortier has the dominant position.
Braga tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Braga is trying to pull guard but Fortier turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Fortier tries to work over Braga's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Braga prevents a body shot from Fortier.
Fortier tries to throw a body punch but Braga avoids it by throwing Fortier back against the cage.

Braga jumps into guard, dragging Fortier to the mat.
Braga has Fortier pulled in close to control his posture.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fortier's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Braga wants to sweep but no luck.
Braga is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.


Braga is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Fortier sees it coming and defends easily.
Braga content to control rather than advance.
Fortier is in a tricky position but he's been working on his transitions down at Tosen's Home for Lost Boys, so we'll see if he gets out of it.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Braga wants to control but Fortier is keeping him busy.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Fortier scores with a nice right hand.
Fortier throws a push kick but Braga slaps the foot to one side.

Braga moves into range and clinches up with Fortier.
Fortier fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Fortier tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Braga tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Braga prevents a body shot from Fortier.
Braga blocks an uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Braga gets control of Fortier's arms and successfully pulls guard. Braga will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.
Braga is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Braga is pulling down on Fortier's head. It's preventing any offense from Fortier, at least for the moment.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Braga tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Braga is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Braga performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Fortier is not content to let Braga control the position.
Fortier trying to control from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Braga trying to mount his opponent but Fortier defends it.
Braga wants to control but Fortier is keeping him busy.
Braga sitting and controlling from the half guard.
Braga wants to control but Fortier is keeping him busy.
Braga trying to control from Fortier's half guard. Fortier has other ideas though and has regained full guard.
Braga trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Braga not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Braga's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.
Braga looking to sit in guard and control but Fortier gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.


Braga throws his legs up looking for a submission but Fortier uses it to pass to side control.
Braga has found himself in a tricky position here. He's been working his transitions in training so let's see if he can work his way out of it.
Braga manages to work his way to half guard, despite Fortier's best efforts.
Braga has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Fortier is working away from the top position though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Braga is doing well to control the position and prevent Fortier from advancing to side control.
Fortier content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Braga is looking for a sweep. Fortier is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Braga has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Fortier is working away from the top position though.
Braga tries to get to full guard but Fortier has control of the leg.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Fortier trying to mount his opponent but Braga defends it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Hercules Fortier did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Fortier misses with a body shot.
A solid leg kick lands there for Fortier.
Braga blocks a leg kick.
Fortier looks for the body kick but Braga saw that one coming.

Braga has managed to clinch.
Braga tries to pull guard but Fortier holds him up against the cage and eventually Braga drops back down to his feet.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A body shot lands from Fortier.
Fortier lands a hook that snaps the head of Braga backwards.
Braga jumps guard but Fortier turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Fortier is leaning against Braga and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fortier misses with a hook to the ribs.
Fortier fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Fortier misses with a hook to the ribs.
A nice right hand lands inside from Fortier.
Braga is trying to pull guard but Fortier has him pressed against the cage.
Hercules Fortier has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Reggie Braga.
Fortier can't find room to land a body shot as Braga controls the action.
Fortier tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Braga's elbow.
Fortier tries a body shot but Braga blocks it.
Braga fails to pull guard.
Fortier slowing the pace effectively.
Braga blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Hercules Fortier has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Fortier stalling the fight.
Braga blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Braga tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Fortier smiles and moves away.
Fortier feints and then cracks Braga's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Braga down.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fortier swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Braga tries to counter with a clinch but Fortier shakes him off and moves away.
Fortier looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Fortier throws the kick towards the body but Braga avoids it.
Braga tries to counter by closing the distance.
Braga is looking to clinch.
A slapping leg kick lands for Fortier.
Braga tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Fortier manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fortier tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Braga was well out of range. Poor timing from Fortier.
Braga tries to counter by closing the distance.
Fortier swings for the body but Braga moves out of range.
Braga steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Fortier.
Fortier looks to score with a jab to the body but Braga is just out of range.
Braga wants to counter the offense by Fortier and move into the clinch position.
Fortier tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Braga was well out of range. Poor timing from Fortier.
Fortier lands a body shot.
A good leg kick by Fortier.
Fortier throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Fortier misses with a body kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Braga wants to clinch up but Fortier keeps it at a distance.
Fortier with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Fortier attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Braga slips a jab from Fortier.
An inside leg kick from Fortier misses.
Braga tries to counter by closing the distance.
Braga takes one to the chin there.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Fortier avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Fortier does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hercules Fortier had his way with Reggie Braga in that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.


Fortier lands a nice looking body kick.
Fortier keeps the fight on the outside.
Fortier tried to counter with a leg kick but Braga avoided it.
Fortier throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Braga uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Fortier.
Fortier sets himself, and Braga steps forward looking for the clinch! Fortier avoids it this time.
Good work by Braga as he checks the leg kick.
Braga wants to counter the offense by Fortier and move into the clinch position.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Fortier 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 Braga has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Braga and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Braga's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fortier throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Fortier sets himself, and Braga steps forward looking for the clinch! Fortier avoids it this time.
Fortier throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Fortier sets himself, and Braga steps forward looking for the clinch! Fortier avoids it this time.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Braga avoids the body shot from Fortier.
Fortier connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Fortier misses with an attempted mid kick.
Braga uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Fortier.
Fortier cracks the inside of Braga's front leg.
Braga closes the distance but Fortier moves to the side
and Fortier counters with a leg kick.
Braga moves out of range of the body kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fortier misses with an attempted mid kick.
Fortier throws a big shot that misses.

Braga moves into the clinch.
Braga tries for a takedown. No joy.

Braga jumps guard.
Fortier controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Fortier advances to half guard.
Braga is pressing down on Fortier's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Fortier has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Braga has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Braga looking for a sweep. Not yet Braga, not yet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Braga is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Braga wants to sweep here but Fortier controlling him for the moment.
Fortier is fighting to break Braga's control of his arms but Braga is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Braga looking to hit a scissor sweep but Fortier is one step ahead there.
Braga trying to control the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Reggie Braga has got the better of the ground game so far.
Braga is looking to sweep but instead, Fortier has passed into half guard.
Braga wants to improve his position but Fortier is controlling well.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Reggie Braga has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Hercules Fortier is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

Braga looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

And that's the end of the fight!
Hercules Fortier showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Fortier, 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 Steven Brown scores the fight 49:45
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 50:44
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Hercules Fortier!

Hercules Fortier is the new heavyweight champion!
Hercules Fortier thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Dec 25, 2017

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Hercules Fortier (ranked 2685 p4p, 318 weight class) and Rodrigo Silva (ranked 15712 p4p, 0 weight class). Silva has chosen Roots Bloody Roots - Sepultura as his entrance music. I'm sure you'll be fascinated to know that I was talking to some pointless Z list celebrity before the fight and he thought that Rodrigo Silva was going to win. Let's see if he was right.

195 cm
20
265 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
192 cm
37
251 lbs
20 - 42 - 0
Good wrestling
Great low kicks
Cardio machine
Good takedowns
Brawler
Knockout power

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight 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 Rio de Janeiro, Hercules Fortier!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 42 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Rodrigo Silva!
The judges for this bout are Felipe Paraventi, Emerson Jorge and Leandro Rodrigues.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Silva shoots for a double leg takedown but Fortier sprawls well. He's pushed Silva's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.

Fortier clinches.
Silva blocks a body shot from Fortier.
Silva goes for a takedown attempt but Fortier pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
Fortier thumps Silva with a low kick.
Silva misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Hercules Fortier has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Rodrigo Silva.
Fortier stuffs the takedown attempt from Silva. Silva gets slowly back to his feet.
A counter left hand to the body from Fortier misses its target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Donk. Fortier catches Silva right on the button with a cross.

It looks like Rodrigo Silva has been cut.
Silva dives in and grabs Fortier's left leg, looking for a takedown. Fortier pushes down on Silva's head and hops out.
Silva fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crunch! Fortier slams his shin into Silva's torso.
Silva looks winded!
Silva shoots in but Fortier avoids the takedown attempt easily.
A counter left hand to the body from Fortier misses its target.
Fortier throws a body punch but Silva moves out of range.
Silva throws a big counter head kick but Fortier avoids it with no problem.
Fortier tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Fortier throws a quick inside leg kick.
Rodrigo Silva seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Silva with a lazy takedown attempt
and Fortier counters with a straight right hand.

Silva shoots in for a takedown and gets it.
Fortier controlling the position for now.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fortier won't allow Silva to pass to mount.
Fortier is concentrating on defense, preventing Silva from advancing position.
Fortier wants to improve his position but Silva is controlling well.
Fortier won't allow Silva to pass to mount.
Fortier desperately trying to maintain half guard.
Silva trying to mount his opponent but Fortier defends it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fortier works his way to full guard. Good work.
Silva trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Fortier tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Silva tries to free his leg and advance position but Fortier is retaining full guard.
Silva passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Fortier is trying to get back to half guard.

Silva goes for an armbar here - this could be all over! But no, Fortier has escaped beautifully and is now on top in side control! Oh, that's unlucky for Silva but great work by Fortier.
Fortier controls the position from side control.
Fortier works to advance to full mount. Silva defends for a few seconds but eventually he succumbs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fortier prevents Silva from getting the reversal.
Fortier cracks Silva with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.
Fortier controlling from the full mount.
Fortier'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.
Silva sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hercules Fortier dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Rodrigo Silva's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Silva shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Fortier as he jumps to the side.
Silva shoots for a double leg takedown but Fortier sprawls well. He's pushed Silva's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Fortier lands a big head kick that sends Silva to the canvas! Fortier follows up with strikes from the mount that forces the ref to step in and stop the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:20 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Hercules Fortier!
After winning the bout, Hercules Fortier 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: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Dec 18, 2017

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Hercules Fortier (ranked 3187 p4p, 0 weight class) and Rodrigo Silva (ranked 15602 p4p, 0 weight class). Silva has chosen Roots Bloody Roots - Sepultura as his entrance music. Rodrigo Silva is the more experienced fighter, so let's see if that makes a difference tonight.

195 cm
20
265 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
192 cm
37
251 lbs
20 - 41 - 0
Good wrestling
Great low kicks
Cardio machine
Good takedowns
Brawler
Knockout power

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Hercules Fortier!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 41 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Rodrigo Silva!
The judges for this bout are Luis Engracia, Thiago Cunha and Edson Gomes.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Fortier fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Silva manages to avoid it.
Silva misses with a takedown
and Silva takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
A nice leg kick lands there from Fortier.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Fortier.
Fortier looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Fortier throws a body punch but Silva moves out of range.
Fortier misses the shot to the body.
Fortier fakes the leg kick and cracks Silva in the body.
Silva shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Fortier pinned against the cage. Fortier gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Fortier throws a quick counter head kick but Silva was just out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Silva dives in and grabs Fortier's left leg, looking for a takedown. Fortier pushes down on Silva's head and hops out.
Hercules Fortier has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Rodrigo Silva.
Fortier fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Silva manages to avoid it.
Silva is trying hard to land a takedown here. Fortier sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Fortier feinted there with a counter leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fortier tests Silva's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Silva shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Fortier defends it nicely.
Fortier looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Fortier looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
A little jabbing left from Silva on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Silva moves out of range of the body kick.
Fortier throws a low kick but Silva moves out of range easily.
Silva with a lazy takedown attempt
and Fortier counters with a nice low kick that buckles Silva's knee momentarily.
Silva avoids the body shot from Fortier.
Fortier scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Silva looks winded!
Fortier turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Silva avoids the body shot from Fortier.
Fortier dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fortier lands a body shot.
Fortier connects with an inside leg kick.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Fortier.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Silva crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Fortier - the referee stops the clock and Silva gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Fortier. Silva manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Fortier is looking to wear down Silva with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Fortier lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Silva fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Fortier avoids it really well and circles away.
Fortier thinks about countering with a body kick.
A thudding body kick lands there by Fortier!
Silva chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Fortier can pounce on him.
Silva moves out of range as Fortier throws a body kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fortier lands a nice looking body kick.
Fortier lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.

It looks like Rodrigo Silva has been cut.

Fortier lands a big right hand that sends Silva crashing to the mat! Fortier stays standing though and waves Silva back to his feet!

Silva is rocked!
Fortier lands a monster head kick that reverborates around the arena! The crowd goes wild as Silva crumples to the floor! Fortier milks the crowd's applause and if that isn't knockout of the night, I will be very surprised!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:23 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Hercules Fortier!
Hercules Fortier thanked the fans post fight for their support.
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
53%

 

Event: HHFC2     
Date:   Dec 09, 2017

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Dan Severn (ranked 4566 p4p, 470 weight class) and Hercules Fortier (ranked 4548 p4p, 468 weight class). Severn comes to the cage accompanied by Severn theme. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

188 cm
25
250 lbs
0 - 1 - 0
195 cm
20
265 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Brawler
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Good low kicks
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Dan Severn!
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 Rio de Janeiro, Hercules Fortier!
The judges for this bout are Gwen Towbar, Wesley Smith and Chris Downing.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Fortier connects with a right hand. Severn shakes it off.

It looks like Dan Severn has been cut.
Fortier jabs at Severn's body.
Fortier connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Fortier's jab looks to have found its range, popping Severn under the eye.
Severn is breathing heavily.
Fortier throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Severn walks forward, straight into a front kick from Fortier.
Fortier lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
A shot to the liver by Fortier. Beautiful body shot.
Fortier scores with the left hand. Severn knows he should have avoided that one.
We've been hearing reports that Severn has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Dan Severn seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Fortier cracks Severn with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Fortier has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Severn to stand back up!

Severn is rocked!

Fortier moves into the clinch.
Oh Severn is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Fortier lands a body shot in the clinch.
Fortier dips a shoulder and cracks Severn with a mighty uppercut! Severn falls back against the cage and Fortier unloads with a barrage of strikes! Severn 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 - Fortier screams abuse at the incompetent official before going over to celebrate with his corner. Brutal stuff!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:46 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Hercules Fortier!
After winning the bout, Hercules Fortier thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
100%

 

Event: HHFC-New Era     
Date:   Oct 31, 2017

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Hercules Fortier (ranked 7335 p4p, 677 weight class) and Rikudo Shimazaki (ranked 6116 p4p, 621 weight class). Hercules Fortier has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

195 cm
19
265 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
188 cm
20
235 lbs
4 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Good kicks
Cardio machine
BJJ Blue Belt
Good kicks
Very confident

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight 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 Rio de Janeiro, Hercules Fortier!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Rikudo Shimazaki!
The judges for this bout are Frank Dennis, Gwen Towbar and Alan Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A low kick from Fortier is predictable there
and Shimazaki connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Fortier cracks Shimazaki with an open hand slap.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Fortier 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 Shimazaki has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Shimazaki and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Shimazaki is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Fortier with a body shot.
Shimazaki delivers a nice body kick.
Fortier misses the body punch
and Shimazaki counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Shimazaki stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Fortier.
Fortier throws a push kick but Shimazaki slaps the foot to one side.
Fortier throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Shimazaki counters with a stiff right hand.
Fortier throws a leg kick which misses Shimazaki's front leg but catches the back leg as Shimazaki tries to avoid it.
Fortier explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Shimazaki scores with a push kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Fortier throws a body shot but no joy.
Shimazaki cracks Fortier with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fortier scores with a jab to the body.
Rikudo Shimazaki is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Fortier lands a nice leg kick that just misses Shimazaki's sensitive parts.
Shimazaki lands a jab to the head.
Fortier misses with a low kick as Shimazaki jumps back.
Shimazaki takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Shimazaki tries to land a front kick but Fortier steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Fortier ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Shimazaki moves away.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Shimazaki.
Fortier scores with a leg kick.
Fortier takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Fortier throws a leg kick
and Shimazaki counters with a body kick that stops Fortier in his tracks momentarily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Shimazaki misses with a body kick.
Fortier moves out of range of the body kick.
Fortier tried to score with a low kick but Shimazaki checks it.
Shimazaki is trying to counter with his kicks.
Fortier looks for the body kick but Shimazaki saw that one coming.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Fortier.
Fortier misses with the body kick
and Fortier takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
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!
Shimazaki missing with a left hand there. Fortier was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Fortier moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Fortier moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Fortier misses with a body kick.
Shimazaki is trying to counter with his kicks.
Shimazaki scores with a kick to the midsection.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Shimazaki looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Fortier appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Fortier lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Fortier misses with an uppercut. Shimazaki saw that one coming.
Shimazaki on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Fortier. Fortier obviously looking to wear him down.
Fortier looks to score with a jab to the body but Shimazaki is just out of range.
Shimazaki throws a poor cross that misses

and Fortier counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Fortier working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Nice body punch from Fortier - that landed with a thud.
We've been informed that Shimazaki has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.
Shimazaki swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Fortier dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Fortier presses Shimazaki against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Shimazaki misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Fortier blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fortier digs a right hand into Shimazaki's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Shimazaki's gas tank.
Shimazaki looks winded!
Fortier stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
A nice right hand lands inside from Fortier.
Fortier pushes Shimazaki back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A short left from Fortier.
Fortier presses Shimazaki against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Fortier stalling against the cage.
A short uppercut from Fortier.

Shimazaki is rocked!
Nice body punch from Fortier.
Fortier stalls.
Fortier creates a bit of distance and unloads a huge uppercut that knocks Shimazaki out cold! The ref dives in to break up the two fighters! The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:46 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Hercules Fortier!
After winning the bout, Hercules Fortier thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
50%

 

Event: TWGC 18 (265lbs, D3): St Petersburg Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Sep 18, 2017

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Hercules Fortier (ranked 7499 p4p, 702 weight class) and Ramses Fiddlesticks (ranked 5280 p4p, 0 weight class). There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.




195 cm
19 yrs
265 lbs



180 cm
23 yrs
225 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Hercules Fortier! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Ramses Fiddlesticks!
The judges for this bout are Aleksei Zolotukhin, Dmitry Maklakov and Sergei Dronov.


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

Fortier forces Fiddlesticks back against the cage and clinches.

Fortier gets the body lock takedown. After a quick scramble, Fiddlesticks regains guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Fortier (2) vs (0) Fiddlesticks
Fortier has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Fiddlesticks looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Fortier postures up.

Fiddlesticks is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Fortier is aware though and is defending well.

Fiddlesticks has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Fortier can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Fortier knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Fiddlesticks on the ground.

Fiddlesticks is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Fortier defends well.
Fiddlesticks looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fortier 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.
Fiddlesticks keeping full guard, as Fortier tries to pass.
Fiddlesticks looking to control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fiddlesticks wants to sweep here but Fortier controlling him for the moment.

Fiddlesticks is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Fortier is aware though and is defending well.
Fiddlesticks looks winded!
Fortier tries to free his leg and advance position but Fiddlesticks is retaining full guard.
Fortier is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Fortier slips nicely into half guard.
Fiddlesticks trying to control but Fortier postures up.
Well, if Fortier is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fiddlesticks gets full guard.
Fortier trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

Fiddlesticks escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Fortier gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Fortier stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Fiddlesticks swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Fortier is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Fiddlesticks is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Fiddlesticks being controlled here, momentarily.
Fortier's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fiddlesticks looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Fortier looking to control the position here, rather than advance.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:48 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Ramses Fiddlesticks!
Ramses Fiddlesticks managed to slip a mention for his sponsors, Lion Fightwear, into his post fight interview.

 

 
 
 
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