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Event: SAFO 48 Suckerpunch vs Pankrat     
Date:   Mar 26, 2020

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Ricki Suckerpunch (ranked 1157 p4p, 53 weight class) and Hellas Pankratios (ranked 647 p4p, 30 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.

210 cm
46
270 lbs
30 - 29 - 0
200 cm
36
300 lbs
13 - 6 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
KO power
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 29 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Ricki Suckerpunch!
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 New York, Hellas Pankratios!
The judges for this bout are Chris Saunders, Jeff Smith and Colin Fray.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Pankratios gets the takedown into side control.
Suckerpunch wants to escape from the position here - easier said than done!
Pankratios working the ground and pound but Suckerpunch is defending the strikes.
Suckerpunch 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.
Suckerpunch managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Pankratios.
Pankratios lands an elbow.
Pankratios is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.
Pankratios lands a decent elbow from side control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pankratios cracks Suckerpunch with an elbow. That is naaassty.
Pankratios has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Pankratios fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Pankratios controls the position from side control.
Pankratios lands a strong strike to the head of Suckerpunch. That's dazed him! Pankratios looking to finish here. Suckerpunch is waving his arms around trying to block but he's hurt badly - Pankratios lands more strikes and the referee steps in to end the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Hellas Pankratios!
In his post fight interview, Hellas Pankratios started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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Event: SAFO 37 Russian Collusion     
Date:   Feb 01, 2020

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between DJ Maximus (ranked 1061 p4p, 24 weight class) and Hellas Pankratios (ranked 984 p4p, 48 weight class). Well, the cameraman is lingering on a pretty young lady for a bit too long there. Keep your eyes on the prize buddy or you'll miss the fighter intros!

204 cm
40
255 lbs
45 - 25 - 0
200 cm
36
300 lbs
12 - 6 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Very quick
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 45 wins, 25 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, DJ Maximus!
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 New York, Hellas Pankratios!
The judges for this bout are Igor Prikhodko, Aleksei Zolotukhin and Viktor Lagutenko.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Maximus misses with a hook.
Pankratios moves in looking to clinch but Maximus pushes him off.
Maximus lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Pankratios tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.

Pankratios closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Maximus quickly recovers to half guard.
Pankratios not landing any meaningful shots this time.

Pankratios wants to work for an arm triangle but Maximus is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Well, if Pankratios 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.
Maximus is looking to improve his position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Maximus looks like he's trying to stand up.
Maximus is looking to control Pankratios's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Maximus avoid being mounted?
Maximus is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Pankratios is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Maximus tries to roll over but Pankratios keeps him under control.
Pankratios controlling the action here.
Pankratios throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Maximus tries to roll over but Pankratios keeps him under control.
Pankratios missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Maximus keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pankratios is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Pankratios working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.
Ground and pound from Pankratios.
Pankratios is pressing down on Maximus's thigh, looking to free his foot. Maximus is holding on for now.
Maximus is looking to improve his position.
Maximus blocking the ground and pound attempt from Pankratios.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios tries to pass the half guard into mount. Maximus knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Pankratios trying to control from half guard but Maximus is working away.
Maximus trying to control but Pankratios postures up.
Maximus is looking for a sweep. Pankratios is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Pankratios is nestled in close to Maximus, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Maximus keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Maximus is staying active underneath Pankratios, who seems content to just control the action from this position.

Pankratios is working for a kimura but Maximus is defending it quite comfortably.
Maximus is trying to get back to full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios trying to control from half guard but Maximus is working away.
Pankratios trying to pass the guard but Maximus defending well.
Pankratios throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pankratios sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Maximus defending well though.
Maximus has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Pankratios is working away from the top position though.
Pankratios wants to pass the guard but Maximus is defending well.
Maximus tries to roll over but Pankratios keeps him under control.
Pankratios drops an elbow to the side of Maximus's head.
Maximus is looking to improve his position.
Maximus has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Pankratios is working away from the top position though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios throwing shots but Maximus is blocking nicely.
Maximus is staying active underneath Pankratios, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Maximus trying to control but Pankratios postures up.
Pankratios sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Maximus defending well though.
Pankratios wants to take a breather but Maximus is having none of it.
Pankratios is thwarting Maximus's attempts to control the position.
Pankratios wants to control but Maximus is keeping him busy.
Pankratios working Maximus over with strikes.
Pankratios thows a huge punch but Maximus dodges it nicely.
Maximus is not content to let Pankratios control the position.
Maximus is doing well to avoid being mounted. He's controlling the position at the moment.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Pankratios landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Pankratios with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Pankratios trying to control the action but Maximus is working from the bottom.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Pankratios ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Maximus throws a big shot that misses.
Pankratios shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Maximus but Maximus pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Pankratios shoots in looking for a takedown. Maximus tries to sprawl out of it but Pankratios keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Maximus manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Pankratios scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
The ground and pound from Pankratios seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pankratios trying to control the position but Maximus is working away.
Pankratios has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Pankratios cracks Maximus with an elbow. That is naaassty.

Pankratios tries for a kimura but Maximus is defending well.
Pankratios happy to just control the position for now.
Maximus tries to escape but Pankratios is in control.
Maximus regains half guard.
Pankratios prevents Maximus from standing back up.
Maximus on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Maximus trying to hold on to Pankratios's head to control him but Pankratios postures up.
Maximus on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.

Maximus is rocked!
Pankratios scores with a big shot! Maximus's head bounced off the canvas with a huge thud! More strikes land and the referee has jumped in to save Maximus! He was hurt real bad - good stoppage!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:57 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Hellas Pankratios!
In his post fight interview, Hellas Pankratios started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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Event: S.A.F.O. XXV     
Date:   Dec 07, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Hellas Pankratios (ranked 648 p4p, 32 weight class) and Roy Finnegan (ranked 790 p4p, 15 weight class). Finnegan comes into a darkened arena with his song building. The Rogues - Gravel Walk kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! 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.

200 cm
35
300 lbs
12 - 5 - 0
175 cm
34
180 lbs
20 - 9 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter

Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Hellas Pankratios!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Roy Finnegan!
The judges for this bout are Robert Twigg, Alan Glass and Gwen Towbar.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pankratios slips a jab and a cross from Finnegan.

Nice combo by Pankratios! Oh, that's hurt him - Finnegan falls to the canvas and Pankratios follows him into side control.

It looks like Roy Finnegan has been cut.
Finnegan sneaks back into half guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Pankratios scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Finnegan trying to control but Pankratios postures up.
Pankratios will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pankratios content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.

Pankratios is trying to work for a kimura but Finnegan is defending well.
Nice strikes from Pankratios there.
Finnegan is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Pankratios scores with a couple of nice shots.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pankratios is pressing down on Finnegan's thigh, looking to free his foot. Finnegan is holding on for now.
Pankratios is working hard here to advance position.
Finnegan is looking to improve his position.
Pankratios thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Finnegan's head.

Pankratios looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
Pankratios is trying to control. Finnegan wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Pankratios thows a huge punch but Finnegan dodges it nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Finnegan wants to control but Pankratios is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Pankratios prevents Finnegan from improving his position.
Pankratios keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Pankratios wants to lay and pray for a moment but Finnegan keeps working.
Pankratios seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Pankratios sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Finnegan defending well though.
Finnegan trying to control but Pankratios postures up.
Pankratios with the ground and pound but Finnegan uses the opportunity to regain guard.
Pankratios throwing strikes but missing.
Pankratios scores with a decent looking elbow strike.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Finnegan swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Finnegan 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.
Pankratios sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Pankratios's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Pankratios is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Finnegan working a defensive guard here.
Finnegan keeping moving, preventing Pankratios from controlling successfully.

Pankratios drops back for a leg but he's not going to get it - he lets go and Finnegan dives on top into guard.


That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios looking to hit a scissor sweep but Finnegan is one step ahead there.
Finnegan must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Pankratios tries to strike from the bottom.

Finnegan got a little sloppy there for a moment and Pankratios has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Finnegan has managed to get both his arms back between Pankratios's legs - danger averted.
Finnegan is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Pankratios doesn't do any damage with a couple of strikes from the bottom.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Pankratios is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Pankratios lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Pankratios throwing shots but Finnegan is blocking nicely.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hellas Pankratios dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Roy Finnegan's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Pankratios tries to clinch but Finnegan is having none of it.
Finnegan fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Pankratios looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Pankratios throws a right and a left that Finnegan avoids nicely.
Finnegan lands a nice hook to Pankratios's body. Pankratios takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Finnegan throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Pankratios drops down looking for a counter takedown but Finnegan sprawls and moves away.
Pankratios scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Finnegan tests Pankratios's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Pankratios throws a push kick but Finnegan slaps the foot to one side.
Pankratios uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Finnegan.
Pankratios takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Pankratios is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Finnegan can do to turn this around?
Pankratios fails to land with a series of punches.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Finnegan waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Pankratios.
Decent striking displayed by Finnegan there.
Hellas Pankratios is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Pankratios doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Finnegan counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Pankratios thinking.
Finnegan comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pankratios on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Finnegan throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Finnegan fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Pankratios looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Nice cross by Finnegan.
Some wild striking there from Pankratios.
Pankratios tries to clinch up but Finnegan circles away and keeps his distance.
Finnegan misses with a series of wild punches.
Pankratios moves out of range as Finnegan strikes.
Finnegan lands a body shot.
Finnegan tries to bum rush Pankratios with a series of wild strikes but Pankratios uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Pankratios appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Finnegan keeps the fight on the outside.
Finnegan cracks Pankratios with an open hand slap.
Pankratios misses with a hook
and Finnegan counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Finnegan listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
The crowd cheers as Finnegan lands an impressive looking overhand right. Pankratios doesn't seem phased though.
A punch combination from Pankratios misses.
Finnegan lands a nice hook to Pankratios's body. Pankratios takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Finnegan thuds a left hand into Pankratios's body.
Pankratios misses with a takedown attempt - Finnegan sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Pankratios takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Pankratios is trying hard to land a takedown here. Finnegan sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hellas Pankratios. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Finnegan lands a slapping body shot.

Finnegan gets tackled into the cage by Pankratios. Pankratios maintains the clinch.
A short right from Finnegan on the inside.
Finnegan misses with a short punch on the inside.
Finnegan gets underhooks to prevent Pankratios's takedown attempt.
Finnegan swings away with an uppercut that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios jumps guard but Finnegan stands there with Pankratios around his waist. Pankratios gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Pankratios can't get the takedown.
Pankratios blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Finnegan lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Pankratios or not.
Finnegan working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Finnegan misses with some punches.
Finnegan stalling.
Finnegan working aggressively here.
Finnegan lands with a short shot to the head.
Finnegan can't find room to land a body shot as Pankratios controls the action.
Pankratios wants a takedown but no success here.
Good body shot from Finnegan.

Finnegan breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Finnegan fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Pankratios on the side of the head.
Pankratios misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Finnegan connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.

Finnegan lands a big uppercut and Pankratios crumbles to the floor! The ref thinks about stopping the fight but Pankratios looks OK. Finnegan waves Pankratios back to his feet!

Pankratios is rocked!
Roy Finnegan is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
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!
Finnegan lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Oh Pankratios is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Finnegan cracks Pankratios with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.

Pankratios has closed the distance and engaged Finnegan in a clinch.
Finnegan tries to break the clinch but Pankratios is controlling the position.
Pankratios seems to have got his legs back now.
Pankratios is looking for a takedown.
Finnegan is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Pankratios is defending well for now.
Finnegan throws a head punch that misses.
Pankratios has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Finnegan avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Pankratios is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Finnegan to keep the fight standing.
Pankratios has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Finnegan after a bit of a struggle.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Pankratios.
Finnegan misses with a punch to the body.
Finnegan lands a right hand.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Pankratios tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Finnegan smiles and moves away.
Finnegan jabs Pankratios to the body, keeping him at a distance.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Roy Finnegan showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Roy Finnegan's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Pankratios takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Finnegan fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Finnegan looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Finnegan works the jab nicely.
Finnegan comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Pankratios moves in looking to clinch but Finnegan pushes him off.
A little jabbing left from Finnegan on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Finnegan fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.

Finnegan cracks Pankratios with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Finnegan has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Pankratios to stand back up!
Roy Finnegan seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Pankratios throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Finnegan makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Finnegan fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Finnegan throws a series of punches but Pankratios avoids them all with ease.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Pankratios takes a shot right to the bread basket.
The crowd cheers as Finnegan lands an impressive looking overhand right. Pankratios doesn't seem phased though.
Pankratios dodges the punch combination from Finnegan.
Finnegan digs a good hook to Pankratios's body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pankratios takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Finnegan swats away the attempt to clinch by Pankratios.

Finnegan lands a big right hand that sends Pankratios crashing to the mat! Finnegan stays standing though and waves Pankratios back to his feet!
Pankratios looks up at the clock. Bad move! Finnegan lands a right hand from hell, dropping Pankratios. Finnegan pounces and finishes the fight with a flurry of punches and elbows.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:34 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Roy Finnegan!
After winning the bout, Roy Finnegan 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: S.A.F.O AWAKENING #1     
Date:   Nov 23, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Hellas Pankratios (ranked 1350 p4p, 63 weight class) and Osman Dawoud (ranked 734 p4p, 12 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

200 cm
35
300 lbs
11 - 5 - 0
175 cm
29
165 lbs
11 - 3 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Decent wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter

Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Hellas Pankratios!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Osman Dawoud!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Colin Fotheringham and Daniel Bishop.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Pankratios pushes Dawoud up against the cage in a clinch.
Pankratios blocks an uppercut.
Pankratios blocks a punch to the side of the head.

Pankratios ties up his opponent against the cage and manages to drag the fight down to the ground. Pankratios no doubt will be looking to work submissions from his guard.
Pankratios seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
Pankratios looking to hit a scissor sweep but Dawoud is one step ahead there.
Pankratios tries to strike from the bottom.
Dawoud wanted to stand there but Pankratios had control of the position.
Dawoud is using up a lot of energy trying to get back to his feet. Perhaps he should improve his position first.
Dawoud being controlled here momentarily.
Dawoud must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Hellas Pankratios!
Hellas Pankratios decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
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Event: TWGC 26 (265+lbs, D1): Montreal Qualifier - Round 2     
Date:   Oct 18, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Hellas Pankratios (ranked 1305 p4p, 60 weight class) and Jack Blood (ranked 116 p4p, 18 weight class). The crowd seem to be enjoying Blood's choice of entrance music: Raining Blood - Slayer. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




200 cm
35 yrs
300 lbs



195 cm
23 yrs
275 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of New York, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 1 losses; Hellas Pankratios! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 4 wins and 1 losses; Jack Blood!
The judges for this bout are Ian Loll, Dillan Fox and William Peck.


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

Pankratios moves into the clinch.
Blood stops a takedown attempt from Pankratios.
Blood has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Pankratios avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Pankratios is working for takedown but Blood is calmly controlling the position for now.
Pankratios is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hellas Pankratios. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Blood drops down looking for an ankle pick but Pankratios pulls his leg out and moves away.
Pankratios misses with a takedown attempt - Blood sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.

Pankratios drives through and clinches with Blood against the cage.
Pankratios is pressed up against the cage. Blood has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Pankratios down to the mat. Pankratios avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.

Pankratios tries to keep at a distance but Blood has taken the fight into the clinch.

Pankratios is working on a single leg takedown against the cage. Blood can't fight it off and eventually Pankratios manages to take the fight to the floor. Blood looks annoyed but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Pankratios (2) vs (0) Blood
Blood wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Blood looking to hit a scissor sweep but Pankratios is one step ahead there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Blood is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Pankratios (2) vs (2) Blood
Pankratios working a defensive guard here.
We've been hearing good reports from Pankratios's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
Blood trying to control the position from guard on top but Pankratios is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Blood looking to pass the guard.
Blood 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.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios 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.

Pankratios is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Pankratios keeping moving, preventing Blood from controlling successfully.
Pankratios looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Blood trying to control but Pankratios is working from the bottom.
Blood tries to free his leg and advance position but Pankratios is retaining full guard.
Blood 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.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blood looking to pass the guard.
Blood controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Blood trying to control the position from guard on top but Pankratios is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Pankratios escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Blood gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Pankratios is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Blood wants to pass the guard but Pankratios is keeping the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Blood engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Blood pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Pankratios is keeping the position for now.
Blood trying to control but Pankratios is working from the bottom.

Pankratios escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Blood gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Blood passes Pankratios's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Pankratios wants to get back to full guard.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios is working hard here to advance position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Blood is pressing down on Pankratios's thigh, looking to free his foot. Pankratios is holding on for now.
Blood seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Pankratios does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Pankratios has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Blood is working away from the top position though.
Pankratios is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Blood is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Pankratios (2) vs (5) Blood
Pankratios tries to get back to half guard but can't.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Blood can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Pankratios is looking to escape.

Blood is in full mount, looking to secure a guillotine but Pankratios is surviving well by controlling Blood's body position as best he can.
Pankratios tries to hold on but Blood postures up.
Blood content just to control the position here.
Pankratios regains half guard.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios is looking for a sweep. Blood is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

Blood seems to be looking for submissions.
Pankratios moves into full guard.
Blood tries to free his leg and advance position but Pankratios is retaining full guard.
Blood passes Pankratios's left leg - he's now in half guard.

Pankratios looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Pankratios trying to hold on to Blood's head to control him but Blood postures up.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Blood passes the guard and advances to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Pankratios (2) vs (8) Blood
Pankratios is squirming around, avoiding Blood's attempts to control the action.
Blood might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Pankratios haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios can't escape the position.
Pankratios tries to lock up and control but Blood gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Blood can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Pankratios is looking to escape.
Blood looking to control and managing it successfully.
Blood seems to be looking to move to his opponent's back but Pankratios is holding on tight.
Pankratios wants to hold on but Blood pushes him away.
Blood controlling from mount.
Blood trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Blood tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios wants to control but Blood is having none of it.
Pankratios is wriggling around trying to escape.
Pankratios regains half guard.
Pankratios is not content to let Blood control the position.
Blood stalling.
Blood trying to control from Pankratios's half guard. Pankratios has other ideas though and has regained full guard.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios trying to keep a closed guard but Blood is proving a slippery customer.
Blood is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Blood is looking to pass into half guard but Pankratios pushes him away with his feet and jumps on top - now Pankratios is in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Pankratios (4) vs (8) Blood
Blood wants to sweep but no luck.
Blood is trying to hold Pankratios in close to prevent damage but Pankratios has managed to pass into half guard.
Pankratios is pressing down on Blood's thigh, looking to free his foot. Blood is holding on for now.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios prevents Blood from improving his position.

Blood looking for submissions off his back.
Blood moves into full guard.
Pankratios stopping the sweep attempt from Blood.
Blood looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Pankratios puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
Blood is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios passes the guard and advances to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Pankratios (7) vs (8) Blood
Blood tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Pankratios looking to control but Blood is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.

Pankratios is going oldschool here, as he tries to force Blood to tap using a forearm choke. This isn't 1993 though, so Blood shrugs it off.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios trying to control but Blood is having none of it.
Blood regains half guard.
Pankratios is thwarting Blood's attempts to control the position.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

And that's the end of the fight!
Blood wins on points by 8 to 7.
Jack Blood seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.

 

Event: TWGC 26 (265+lbs, D1): Montreal Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Oct 17, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Hellas Pankratios (ranked 1289 p4p, 60 weight class) and Kron Karelin (ranked 18797 p4p, 0 weight class). This should be fireworks!




200 cm
35 yrs
300 lbs



195 cm
29 yrs
280 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of New York, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 1 losses; Hellas Pankratios! And in the blue corner, fighting out of New York, with a TWGC record of 9 wins and 8 losses; Kron Karelin!
The judges for this bout are Trevor Gratis, Steve Smith and Alec Ball.


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

Pankratios clinches with his opponent.

Pankratios has clasped his hands together around Karelin's back... aaand, he's got a takedown into side control. Nicely done.
Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Pankratios (4) vs (0) Karelin

Pankratios tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Pankratios trying to control the action but Karelin is working from the bottom.
Both fighters take a look at the clock.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Pankratios wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Karelin, who protects the arm well.
You can see the frustration on Karelin's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Karelin tries to buck Pankratios off but Pankratios is having none of it.
I wouldn't like to be where Karelin is right now.
Karelin struggling a bit here.
Karelin tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Pankratios wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Karelin can't do much from the bottom here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Karelin is trying to get back to half guard.
We've been hearing good reports from Pankratios's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
Pankratios wants to control but Karelin is keeping him busy.
Karelin is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Karelin sneaks back into half guard.
Karelin manages to get to full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Pankratios is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.
Karelin looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Karelin trying to keep a closed guard but Pankratios is proving a slippery customer.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Karelin seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Karelin is trying to control the position but Pankratios postures up.
Pankratios wants to pass the guard but Karelin is keeping the position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Karelin looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios tries to free his leg and advance position but Karelin is retaining full guard.
Pankratios trying to control the position from guard on top but Karelin is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Karelin working a defensive guard but Pankratios manages to pass into side control anyway.
Score +3 for passing guard: Pankratios (7) vs (0) Karelin
Karelin struggling a bit here.
Karelin is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Pankratios off and has taken his back!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Pankratios (7) vs (4) Karelin

Karelin looking to break Pankratios's wrist control so he can sink in the choke. Pankratios remaining controlled and patient though - he really has to keep calm otherwise Karelin will wrap this one up with the rear naked choke!

Karelin has his hand under the chin of his opponent looking for the choke. He's nearly got it! This one could be all over! But no, Pankratios has freed his hand and lives to survive another… well, another couple of seconds at least!

That's six minutes gone in the round.

Karelin is working hard for the rear naked choke here.
Pankratios rolls, trying to escape but Karelin keeps control of the position.

Pankratios defends a rear naked choke attempt by controlling one of Karelin's arms.
Karelin not allowing Pankratios to control his hands.

Karelin looking for the choke from the back.

Pankratios preventing the rear naked choke attempt from Karelin.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios is keeping busy.

Karelin is persistently looking for the submission but Pankratios is defending it well.

Karelin is staying calm and holding on to the back position, whilst working on a rear naked choke. Pankratios is defending well though. Karelin let's go of the attempt for now.
Karelin is looking to control Pankratios but Pankratios is wriggling around and keeping busy.
Our spies down at at MMA Academy inform us that Karelin has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?

Pankratios showing good submission defense here.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios is defending well here and trying to improve his position.

Karelin has his hand under the chin of his opponent looking for the choke. He's nearly got it! This one could be all over! But no, Pankratios has freed his hand and lives to survive another… well, another couple of seconds at least!

Pankratios defending nicely against the rear naked choke attempt.
Pankratios is really stuck here.

Karelin is persistently looking for the submission but Pankratios is defending it well.

Karelin is persistently looking for the submission but Pankratios is defending it well.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.

Pankratios defending nicely against the rear naked choke attempt.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pankratios breaks Karelin's hooks off and manages to turn into his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Pankratios (9) vs (4) Karelin
Pankratios trying to control the position from guard on top but Karelin is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Karelin trying to keep a closed guard but Pankratios is proving a slippery customer.
Pankratios advances position into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Pankratios (12) vs (4) Karelin

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Karelin tries to bench press Pankratios off him but Pankratios keeps the position.
Karelin is trying to control Pankratios's posture but Pankratios avoids it.
Karelin is looking to reverse the position.
Pankratios content to control the pace. The referee will try and keep them active though.
Karelin is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Karelin can't do much from the bottom here.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Karelin is looking to regain half guard here but Pankratios keeps moving and retains side control.

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

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios working away.
Karelin tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Karelin is trying to control Pankratios's posture but Pankratios avoids it.

Pankratios wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Karelin, who protects the arm well.
Karelin can't do much from the bottom here.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Karelin might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Pankratios haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.

Pankratios is trying to get an arm triangle but Karelin is defending well.

Pankratios tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Pankratios has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Karelin tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Pankratios wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Karelin manages to get back to half guard.
Karelin is trying to control but can't.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios is looking to take a break and control but Karelin is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

Pankratios is looking for a kimura here.
Pankratios trying to control the action but Karelin is working from the bottom.
Pankratios wants to pass the guard but Karelin is defending well.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Karelin trying to hold on to Pankratios's head to control him but Pankratios postures up.

And that's the end of the fight!
Pankratios takes the fight on points by 12 to 4.
After the fight, Hellas Pankratios was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.

 

Event: GAMMA#781 Sin v Rones     
Date:   Jul 20, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Bubba Gumption (ranked 460 p4p, 19 weight class) and Hellas Pankratios (ranked 981 p4p, 45 weight class). Man, I cannot wait for this one!

192 cm
36
260 lbs
38 - 15 - 0
200 cm
34
300 lbs
11 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Very quick
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter

Urban Fighter



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 38 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Bubba Gumption!
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 New York, Hellas Pankratios!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Jack Bonds and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gumption throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Pankratios lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Gumption circles away quickly and effectively.
Pankratios fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Gumption looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Pankratios tries to clinch but Gumption moves away
and Gumption counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Pankratios swinging wildly here.
Gumption slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A nice combination there by Pankratios.
Gumption connects with the punch.
Gumption cracks Pankratios with a good jab.
Gumption has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Smash and Twist in the buildup to the fight.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gumption scoring well with a low kick there.

Pankratios looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
Gumption wants to improve his position but Pankratios is controlling well.
Pankratios throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Gumption wants to get back to full guard.
Pankratios thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Gumption's head.
Gumption is positioning himself well to prevent Pankratios advancing to mount.
Pankratios has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Gumption pushes Pankratios off looking to stand but Pankratios dives back in and keeps control.

Gumption has managed to escape just enough to sneak back to his feet but Pankratios is on him like a limpet, forcing Gumption back against the cage.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Pankratios 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.
Pankratios tries to score a body lock takedown but Gumption shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Gumption is looking to break free of the clinch but Pankratios has double underhooks.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gumption lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Nice body punch from Pankratios.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Gumption tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Pankratios blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Pankratios blocks a body shot from Gumption.
Gumption misses with a punch on the inside.
Pankratios tries for a takedown but Gumption manages to get underhooks.
Gumption swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Gumption lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Gumption tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Pankratios avoids it.
A head punch on the inside from Gumption fails to land.
Pankratios is trying to drag Gumption to the mat but Gumption just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
Bubba Gumption has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Hellas Pankratios.
Pankratios's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gumption lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Pankratios backwards.
Gumption throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Pankratioss head.
Gumption misses with a punch to the body.
Gumption wants to break the clinch but can't.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Gumption.
Gumption misses with the head strike.
Gumption misses with a body punch.
Pankratios has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Gumption avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.

Gumption manages to break the clinch.
Pankratios drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Pankratios tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Gumption manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Pankratios avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Gumption slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios moves out of range of the strikes.
Pankratios pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Pankratios blocks a jab.
Pankratios uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Gumption.
Pankratios's corner calls for a 1-2. Pankratios obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Gumption dips to his left and cracks Pankratios with an uppercut!
Gumption throws a front kick that sends Pankratios stumbling back into the cage.

Gumption drops Pankratios with a hook right on the temple. He thinks about going to the ground but Pankratios looks back up at him and smiles so Gumption waves him back to his feet - he obviously thinks he can knock him out after that shot landed.

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

Pankratios is rocked!
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Pankratios keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Pankratios is still on wobbly legs! Can Gumption finish him?
Gumption looks for the body kick but Pankratios saw that one coming.
Pankratios feints the counter takedown.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Bubba Gumption dominated that round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Gumption looks to land a combination but Pankratios avoids it well.
Pankratios feints the counter takedown.
Pankratios seems to have recovered his senses.
Gumption throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Gumption looks to land a right hand but Pankratios moved out of range.
Pankratios misses with a series of wild punches.
A big left from Gumption misses.
Gumption showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Pankratios.
Bubba Gumption is winning the standup battle so far.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jab from Gumption.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pankratios on the wrong end of a nice jab.

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

Pankratios is rocked!
Pankratios throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Gumption tried to counter with a leg kick but Pankratios avoided it.
A solid body kick from Gumption.
Pankratios fails with a takedown attempt.

Gumption cracks Pankratios with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Gumption has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Pankratios to stand back up!
Hellas Pankratios is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Pankratios swinging wildly here.
Gumption swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Pankratios tries to clinch but Gumption moves out of range.
Pankratios wants to clinch but Gumption slips to the side
and Gumption counters with a solid body kick.
Gumption misses with a left hand
and Pankratios counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Pankratios ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Gumption swings for the body but Pankratios moves out of range.
Pankratios walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Nice body punch from Gumption.
Gumption thumps Pankratios with a low kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gumption pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Pankratios changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Pankratios tries to clinch up.
Gumption tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Pankratios was well out of range. Poor timing from Gumption.
Pankratios tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Gumption manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Gumption lands with a thumping leg kick.
Gumption tried to score with a low kick but Pankratios checks it.

Pankratios closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
Gumption is trying to control Pankratios's posture but Pankratios avoids it.
Gumption sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios wants to take a breather but Gumption is having none of it.
Gumption wants to improve his position but Pankratios is controlling well.
Gumption is working hard here to advance position.
Gumption on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Pankratios seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Hellas Pankratios has got the better of the ground game so far.
Nice strikes from Pankratios there.
Gumption is trying to stand.
Gumption preventing any damage for now, controlling his opponent's head.
Ground and pound from Pankratios.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Bubba Gumption dominated that second round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. This is the final round!


Gumption throws a hook to the side of Pankratios's head but Pankratios sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Pankratios fails with an attempt to clinch.
Gumption throws a hook to the side of Pankratios's head but Pankratios sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Pankratios changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Pankratios tries to clinch up
and Gumption counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Gumption slips a jab and a cross from Pankratios.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gumption throws a big shot that misses.
Gumption misses with a body kick.
Pankratios steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Gumption.
Gumption throws a jab when Pankratios was well out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A swing and a miss from Gumption.
Pankratios tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Gumption manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Pankratios staying out of range there.
Gumption is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Pankratios.
Pankratios takes one to the chin there.
Gumption loads up on a big right hand but Pankratios slips the punch.
Pankratios shoots for a takedown but Gumption saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Gumption throwing a counter right hand but Pankratios manages to avoid it.
Pankratios uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Gumption.
Gumption looks to land a body kick but Pankratios moved away.
Gumption connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Pankratios momentarily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nice takedown defense from Gumption. No joy for Pankratios on that attempt.

Gumption cracks Pankratios with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Gumption has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Pankratios to stand back up!
Pankratios is still on wobbly legs! Can Gumption finish him?
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
BAM! Gumption delivers a spinning backfist that drops Pankratios like a ragdoll! This is all oooooveeeer! He was out before he hit the ground!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:25 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Spinning Backfist). Bubba Gumption!
Bubba Gumption very nearly forgot to thank Urban Fighter amongst all the excitement of his win but just as the interview came to a close, he screamed their name. Hopefully he'll get a few nice freebies in the mail as a thank you.
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Event: GAMMA#777 Verbeek v Mumu     
Date:   Jun 22, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Hellas Pankratios (ranked 719 p4p, 39 weight class) and Elvis Astrok (ranked 598 p4p, 24 weight class). Astrok is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Janna - Täyteen vaan. 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.

200 cm
33
300 lbs
11 - 3 - 0
199 cm
34
235 lbs
22 - 8 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Urban Fighter

Urban Fighter



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 11 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Hellas Pankratios!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Elvis Astrok!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Frank Antenori and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A punch combination from Pankratios misses.
Astrok swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
The crowd cheers as Astrok lands an impressive looking overhand right. Pankratios doesn't seem phased though.

Astrok forces Pankratios back against the cage and clinches.
Pankratios tries to pull guard but Astrok forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Pankratios goes for a takedown in the clinch but Astrok prevents it.
Astrok lands a shoulder strike.
A head punch on the inside from Astrok fails to land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Astrok scores with a shoulder strike.
Astrok lands a left hand that snaps the head of Pankratios backwards.
Astrok is pressed up against the cage. Pankratios has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Astrok down to the mat. Astrok avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hellas Pankratios. That's going to take a lot out of him.

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

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:07 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Elvis Astrok!
Elvis Astrok decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
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Event: EFC Matusov vs Daughtrey     
Date:   May 04, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Hellas Pankratios (ranked 396 p4p, 15 weight class) and Paul Beecher (ranked 927 p4p, 42 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

200 cm
33
300 lbs
11 - 2 - 0
225 cm
26
285 lbs
15 - 7 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Good low kicks
Good gas tank

Zenith Nutrition (160q/$200)
Rogue Clothing

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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 11 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Hellas Pankratios!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Paul Beecher!
The judges for this bout are Lou da Vinci, Alyssa Summers and Jonathan Paton.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Beecher connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.

Pankratios closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Pankratios lands in his opponent's guard.
Beecher really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Pankratios. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Pankratios trying to control but Beecher is working from the bottom.
Beecher bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Pankratios's guard.

Beecher 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.
Pankratios wants to control but Beecher passes easily into half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pankratios is looking to improve his position.

Pankratios actively working from the bottom here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pankratios is trying to control but can't.
Pankratios is positioning himself well to prevent Beecher advancing to mount.
Pankratios is looking to control Beecher's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Pankratios avoid being mounted?
Pankratios preventing any damage for now, controlling his opponent's head.
Pankratios trying to hold on to Beecher's head to control him but Beecher postures up.
Beecher perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.

Pankratios actively working from the bottom here.
Pankratios is trying to get back to full guard.
Beecher wants to lay and pray for a moment but Pankratios keeps working.
Pankratios tries to roll over but Beecher keeps him under control.
Pankratios might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Pankratios keeps control of the position for the meantime.
Pankratios tries to roll over but Beecher keeps him under control.
Pankratios missing with punches from the bottom.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Beecher misses with a body shot.
Pankratios closes this distance looking for a takedown but Beecher circles away.
Pankratios is looking to clinch but Beecher is avoiding it.
Pankratios shoots in and drives through. Beecher sprawls well.
Beecher cracks the inside of Pankratios's front leg.
Pankratios avoids the body shot from Beecher.
Pankratios looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Pankratios shoots in and drives through. Beecher sprawls well.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hellas Pankratios. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Pankratios looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Beecher is fending him off so far but Pankratios persists. Nope, Beecher circles away and we're back to standing.
Nice body punch from Beecher.
Beecher stuffs the takedown attempt from Pankratios. Pankratios gets slowly back to his feet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
A looping hook to the body misses from Beecher. Pankratios does a little dance to reset his feet.
Beecher throws a predictable looking body shot
and Pankratios counters with a straight right hand.
Beecher scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.

It looks like Hellas Pankratios has been cut.
Pankratios gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
letting Beecher counter with a right hand.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Pankratios tries to keep at a distance but Beecher has taken the fight into the clinch.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Beecher lands a nice shot to the body.
Pankratios tries to pull guard but Beecher forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Pankratios fails with an attempt to clinch.
Pankratios is trying hard to land a takedown here. Beecher sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Pankratios throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Pankratios misses with a takedown attempt
and Beecher counters with a lovely straight right hand!

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Beecher tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Beecher tries to work over Pankratios's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Beecher throws a punch but it's blocked by Pankratios.
Pankratios has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Beecher avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hellas Pankratios. That's going to take a lot out of him.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Beecher working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A short right from Beecher.
Pankratios tries for a takedown. No joy.

Pankratios jumps into guard, dragging Beecher to the mat.

Pankratios working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Beecher has passed into half guard!
Beecher controlling the pace.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Beecher passes the guard and advances to mount!
Pankratios is squirming around, avoiding Beecher's attempts to control the action.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pankratios tries to hold on but Beecher postures up.
Beecher looking to control but Pankratios is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Pankratios is looking to improve his position but Beecher isn't that keen on the idea.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Beecher takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Pankratios keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Beecher looking to control and managing it successfully.
Pankratios really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Beecher controlling the pace for now.
Beecher is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Paul Beecher has got the better of the ground game so far.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios is looking to get to half guard.
Pankratios slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.

Pankratios looking for submissions off his back.
Pankratios wants to control but Beecher is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Pankratios is refusing to be controlled, as Beecher sits in half guard.
Pankratios is looking for a sweep. Beecher is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

Pankratios looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Beecher trying to control from half guard but Pankratios is working away.

Pankratios with the active half guard here but Beecher passes nicely into side control.
Beecher in side control, throwing shots but Pankratios defends.
You can see the frustration on Pankratios's face as Beecher controls the position.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Pankratios struggling a bit here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Paul Beecher showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Hellas Pankratios's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. 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.


Beecher connects with a good right hand that stumbles Pankratios. Pankratios circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Pankratios fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Beecher has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
A combination from Pankratios does no damage.
Jab, jab by Beecher - just one landing.
Beecher bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Pankratios's head backwards.
Pankratios shoots in for a double leg but Beecher sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Beecher keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Beecher throws out a counter right but Pankratios avoids it with no problem.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hellas Pankratios. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Pankratios with a poor takedown
letting Beecher counter with a right hand.
No luck for Pankratios with that takedown attempt.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Beecher lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Beecher has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Beecher throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Beecher 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.
Pankratios shoots for a double leg takedown but Beecher sprawls well. He's pushed Pankratios's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Beecher stuffs the takedown.
Beecher scores with a kick to the midsection.
Pankratios fails to land the takedown.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Beecher connects with a body shot that sends Pankratios's belly button to the back.
Beecher connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Beecher lands with a good body shot.
Beecher lands with a right hand.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Beecher instigates a clinch.
Beecher tries to land knees in the clinch but Pankratios avoids the damage to the body.
Pankratios takes an elbow to the forehead.
Beecher tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Pankratios's elbow.
Beecher doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Beecher misses with a punch to the body.
Beecher lands a right hand that snaps the head of Pankratios backwards.

Pankratios lands a nice trip takedown into half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Beecher regains full guard. Nicely done.
Pankratios controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pankratios trying to control the position from guard on top but Beecher is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Pankratios slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Pankratios accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Beecher manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Pankratios manages to get himself to full guard.


Beecher gets to his feet and steps away from his opponent.
Pankratios dives in for a single leg takedown but Beecher sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Paul Beecher is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Beecher wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Paul Beecher seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Beecher misses with the combination.
Beecher throws a push kick but Pankratios slaps the foot to one side.
Pankratios tries to clinch there but Beecher circles away.
Pankratios has a takedown stuffed.
Pankratios tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Pankratios closes the distance looking to clinch
enabling Beecher to counter with a crisp jab.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Lou da Vinci scores the fight 27:30
Judge Alyssa Summers scores the fight 27:30
Judge Jonathan Paton scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Paul Beecher!

During a confident post fight interview, Paul Beecher thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: EFC Izmir vs Kagonbo     
Date:   Mar 30, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Hellas Pankratios (ranked 379 p4p, 14 weight class) and Lucio Francisco Carmo (ranked 2279 p4p, 93 weight class). Carmo comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Rolling Stones - Paint it, Black kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Lucio Francisco Carmo acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.

200 cm
32
300 lbs
10 - 2 - 0
193 cm
31
287 lbs
11 - 8 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

Zenith Nutrition (160q/$200)
Rogue Clothing

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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, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Hellas Pankratios!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Lucio Francisco Carmo!
The judges for this bout are Bruno Lombardi, Reed Andrews and Steve Montenegro.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pankratios looks for a takedown but Carmo sprawls well.
Carmo fails with a takedown attempt.
Hellas Pankratios seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A combination from Carmo does no damage.
Pankratios looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Pankratios works over Carmo's head and body with a nice combination.
Pankratios misses with a series of wild punches.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pankratios tries to land a body kick

and Carmo decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Pankratios's guard.
Carmo slips nicely into half guard.
Pankratios tries to roll over but Carmo keeps him under control.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Carmo is looking for a kimura here.
Carmo controlling the action here.
Carmo wants to take a breather but Pankratios is having none of it.
Pankratios is doing well to avoid being mounted. He's controlling the position at the moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Carmo wants to control but Pankratios is keeping him busy.
Pankratios is looking for a sweep. Carmo is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Carmo looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Carmo is looking for a kimura here.

The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Carmo is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Pankratios is looking to control Carmo's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Pankratios avoid being mounted?

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Carmo doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Pankratios counters with a three punch combo that has Carmo backing up. Carmo nods at Pankratios to acknowledge the strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Carmo's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Carmo duly obliges.
Pankratios tries for a takedown but Carmo sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Carmo keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Carmo feints the counter takedown.
Carmo avoids a punch combination nicely.
Carmo is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Pankratios keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Carmo keeps the fight on the outside.
Carmo changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Carmo shoots in looking for a takedown. Pankratios tries to sprawl out of it but Carmo keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Pankratios manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Hellas Pankratios has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Lucio Francisco Carmo.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Pankratios takes a swing at Carmo's ribcage but misses.
Carmo drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Pankratios defends it well.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Pankratios throws a solid leg kick but Carmo takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Pankratios.
Carmo misses with a straight left.
Carmo digs a good body shot into Pankratios's ribs.
Pankratios takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Carmo misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Pankratios.
Carmo throws a series of punches but Pankratios moves out of range.
As Carmo looks to move away, Pankratios throws a big counter combo but Carmo just gets out of the way.
Pankratios looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Hellas Pankratios is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Carmo dodges the punch combination from Pankratios.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pankratios fails in his attempt to clinch.
Carmo ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Pankratios moves away.
Pankratios uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Carmo.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Carmo misses with a hook. Pankratios ducked under it nicely.
Pankratios connects with a body shot.
Carmo swinging wildly here.
Carmo checks a leg kick nicely.
Pankratios keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Carmo.
Carmo keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Pankratios.
Carmo misses with a two punch combination.
Carmo misses with an uppercut. Pankratios saw that one coming.
Carmo works Pankratios's body with a nice hook.
Carmo clobbers Pankratios with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
A big right from Pankratios misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Pankratios dips to his left and cracks Carmo with an uppercut!
Pankratios moves into range and lands 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!
Carmo cracks Pankratios with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Pankratios misses with an attempted mid kick.
Carmo missing with a left hand there. Pankratios was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Carmo avoids a punch combination nicely.
Carmo misses with a straight right.
Pankratios throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Carmo.
Carmo checks a leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Carmo avoids a punch combination nicely.
Pankratios scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
A swing and a miss from Carmo.
Pankratios misses with a kick to the body.
Pankratios fails with the takedown.
Carmo fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Carmo blocks the body kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios throws a body kick, spinning off balance

and Carmo counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Carmo.
Carmo trying to control the position from guard on top but Pankratios is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Carmo throwing strikes from guard but Pankratios blocks nicely.
Pankratios bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Carmo's guard.

The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!

Carmo is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Pankratios defends well.
Carmo manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Pankratios manages to get himself to full guard.

Carmo looking to pass the guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Lucio Francisco Carmo will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. This is the final round!


Pankratios ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Carmo moves away.
Pankratios moves in looking to clinch but Carmo pushes him off.
Carmo misses with a looping left.
Pankratios throws a right hand that Carmo ducks under and follows up with a left that Carmo also avoids with ease.
And Carmo tries to counter it with a takedown but Pankratios pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Pankratios closes the distance and lands a one-two.

It looks like Lucio Francisco Carmo has been cut.
Carmo shoots in for a takedown but Pankratios shows good takedown defense.
Pankratios throws a big counter combination but Carmo scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Pankratios throws a half hearted mid kick.
A lazy left from Carmo finds it's target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Carmo walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.

Pankratios drops Carmo with a beautiful combination! Carmo stares up at his opponent, who ushers him back to his feet - Pankratios is looking for the KO!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Pankratios ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Carmo moves away.
Carmo with the counter takedown but Pankratios avoids it easily.
Hellas Pankratios is winning the standup battle so far.
Carmo fails to land with a series of punches.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Pankratios clinches up with Carmo and pushes him back against the cage.
Pankratios swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Carmo can't find room to land a body shot as Pankratios controls the action.
Pankratios stalling in the clinch but Carmo improves position.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Carmo.
A head punch on the inside from Carmo fails to land.
Carmo misses with a short punch on the inside.
Pankratios stops a takedown attempt from Carmo.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Carmo.
Pankratios fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Pankratios misses with a hook from the clinch.
Carmo tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A nice right hand lands inside from Pankratios.
Carmo working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Carmo is trying to maintain a safe position but Pankratios gets an underhook and turns Carmo into the cage.
Carmo has Pankratios pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Pankratios manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Hellas Pankratios has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Lucio Francisco Carmo.
Carmo working some nice short punches in the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Pankratios's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.

Carmo tries to sprawl but Pankratios drives through with a takedown into half guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Pankratios working over Carmo with some ground and pound. Carmo looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Pankratios takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.

Carmo is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Pankratios pulls his head out easily.
Carmo wants to control but Pankratios is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Carmo keeping control of the position.
Pankratios takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Carmo tries to get to full guard but Pankratios has control of the leg.
Carmo has a hand on Pankratios's thigh, trying to get back to full guard. Pankratios takes advantage of the position though and mounts him!
Lucio Francisco Carmo is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Pankratios looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
Carmo is trying desperately to improve position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Pankratios looking for an armbar but decides to keep the dominant position instead.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Carmo gets back to half guard.
Pankratios controlling the pace.
Carmo trying to hold on to Pankratios's head to control him but Pankratios postures up.
Carmo wants to improve his position but Pankratios is controlling well.
Carmo trying to control from the bottom.
Hellas Pankratios has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Pankratios thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Bruno Lombardi scores the fight 29:28
Judge Reed Andrews scores the fight 28:29
Judge Steve Montenegro scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Hellas Pankratios!

An out of breath Hellas Pankratios 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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Event: EFC Pankratios vs Snapp     
Date:   Feb 16, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Hellas Pankratios (ranked 549 p4p, 14 weight class) and Bob Snapp (ranked 735 p4p, 24 weight class). Bob Snapp has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

200 cm
32
300 lbs
9 - 2 - 0
200 cm
25
298 lbs
13 - 9 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Granite chin

Rogue Clothing

Freebok (85% Laundry)



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, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Hellas Pankratios!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Bob Snapp!
The judges for this bout are Ian Loll, Gregory Folan and Trevor Gratis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Snapp misses with a wild combination.
Pankratios wants to clinch.
Snapp is looking for the big counter here.
Pankratios moves in looking to clinch but Snapp pushes him off.
Snapp scores with a jab to the head.
Snapp throws a hook to the side of Pankratios's head but Pankratios sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.

Pankratios has closed the distance and engaged Snapp in a clinch.
Snapp looking to stall.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A frustrated look appears on Snapp's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Pankratios tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Snapp just stands there and leans against the cage.

Pankratios manages to pull guard.

Pankratios looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Snapp trying to control the position from guard on top but Pankratios is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Pankratios is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Snapp content to stall in guard here.
Pankratios throws a couple of shots from the bottom but they don't land.
Pankratios is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Snapp slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.

Pankratios is looking for a triangle but Snapp pushes his legs off easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Snapp stopping the sweep attempt from Pankratios.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:30 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Hellas Pankratios!
A very excited looking Hellas Pankratios 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.
Bob Snapp spoke after the fight, saying 'I will receive no damage to my body that will be long-lasting for a small, insignificant amount of cash. I'm getting paid well underneath what a professional boxer would. So in no means ever will I sustain long-lasting damage for a small paycheck. Never will that happen.'.
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Event: ABW 188 Kai - Wild     
Date:   Jan 03, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Hellas Pankratios (ranked 568 p4p, 23 weight class) and John Riverson (ranked 2853 p4p, 101 weight class). Riverson comes into a darkened arena with his song building. J.Ralph - Kansas City Shuffle kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Man, I cannot wait for this one!

200 cm
31
300 lbs
8 - 2 - 0
225 cm
34
300 lbs
12 - 17 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Good gas tank

Zenith Nutrition (160q/$100)

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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, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Hellas Pankratios!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 17 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, John Riverson!
The judges for this bout are Roosa Järviläinen, Johanna Lukiainen and Ben Zyskovitsi.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Pankratios scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
Riverson is trying to improve his position.
Riverson is not content to let Pankratios control the position.
Riverson is looking to reverse the position.
Riverson sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.

Riverson actively working from the bottom here.

Riverson actively working from the bottom here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Riverson looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Pankratios is keen to just control but Riverson is a slippery customer.

Riverson looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pankratios sitting and controlling from the half guard.
Pankratios wants to pass the guard but Riverson is defending well.

Riverson is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Pankratios pulls his head out easily.

Pankratios looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.

The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Pankratios is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Riverson doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Pankratios.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Riverson is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Pankratios pulls his head out easily.

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

Riverson looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

Riverson is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Pankratios pulls his head out easily.
Pankratios is looking to advance position but Riverson won't allow it.
Riverson wants to get back to full guard.

Pankratios moves into side control, avoiding a weak kimura attempt from Riverson.

Pankratios is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Riverson knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Pankratios wants to stand but Riverson has his arm trapped.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Riverson is looking for a sweep.
Riverson keeps trying to improve his position.
Riverson is still trying to improve position.

Pankratios is trying to get an arm triangle but Riverson is defending well.
Riverson regains half guard.

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

Riverson is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Pankratios pulls his head out easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios works his foot free and advances to mount.
Pankratios trying to control but Riverson is having none of it.
Pankratios raining down shots from the mount!
Riverson can't escape the position.
Pankratios lands a big elbow.
Pankratios putting on the heat here with some good ground and pound!
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Riverson is wriggling around trying to escape.
Pankratios wants to take his opponent's back but he's not managed it.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A nice elbow there by Pankratios.

Riverson is rocked!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hellas Pankratios dominated that round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.



Riverson bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
Pankratios is looking to reverse the position.

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

Riverson tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Riverson has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Pankratios gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.

Riverson is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Pankratios sees it coming and defends easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pankratios looks like he's trying to stand up.

Pankratios is defending against the submission attempts here by Riverson.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Pankratios actively working from the bottom here.
Pankratios is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

Pankratios looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

Riverson is trying to work for a kimura but Pankratios is defending well.

Pankratios is defending against the submission attempts here by Riverson.

Pankratios actively working from the bottom here.

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

Riverson seems to be working for a kimura but Pankratios defends the submission attempt.
Pankratios tries to get to full guard but Riverson has control of the leg.
Riverson wants to free his trapped foot but Pankratios is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Riverson prevents Pankratios from improving his position.
Pankratios wants to get back to his feet.

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

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

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

Riverson is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Pankratios defends it well.
Pankratios makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Pankratios.

Pankratios has his foot on Riverson's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Riverson works his way back into a safe position though.
Pankratios looking to control.
Hellas Pankratios overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Riverson won't allow Pankratios to sweep him here.

Pankratios had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Riverson defends it easily.
Pankratios not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

Riverson drops back for a leg but he's not going to get it - he lets go and Pankratios dives on top into guard.


That's four minutes gone in the round.

Riverson working for a triangle but Pankratios defends it easily.
Pankratios tries to free his leg and advance position but Riverson is retaining full guard.
Pankratios trying to control but Riverson is working from the bottom.

Riverson is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Pankratios defends well.
Pankratios trying to control the position from guard on top but Riverson is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Riverson escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Pankratios gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but John Riverson will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!


Riverson doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Pankratios cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Pankratios is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Riverson can do to turn this around?
Riverson fails with the takedown
and Pankratios connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

Pankratios pushes Riverson up against the cage in a clinch.

Pankratios pulls guard.
Riverson looking to pass the guard.

Riverson avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

Riverson drops back for a leg but he's not going to get it - he lets go and Pankratios dives on top into guard.

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

Riverson working for submissions but it's allowed Pankratios to get to half guard.

Pankratios postures up and decides to stand up, from the half guard. The ref calls for Riverson to stand up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Riverson fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Hellas Pankratios has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of John Riverson.
Riverson takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Riverson shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Pankratios as he avoids it easily.
Riverson plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Pankratios lands with a shot to the body.

Pankratios closes the distance and pushes Riverson back into the cage.
Riverson is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Nice body punch from Pankratios - that landed with a thud.

Pankratios has hold of one of Riverson's legs. Riverson is fighting the takedown attempt but Pankratios gets the trip and lands the takedown into guard.
Pankratios might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Pankratios wants to control from the top but Riverson keeps moving.

Riverson working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Pankratios doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Pankratios manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Pankratios lands a couple of digs.
Pankratios is looking to stand up but Riverson won't let him.
Pankratios passes into half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Riverson is looking to improve his position.
Pankratios seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Riverson does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

Riverson is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Pankratios pulls his head out easily.
Pankratios tries to pass the half guard into mount. Riverson knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
This has been an exciting period of action!
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. Pankratios connects with a nice short shot to Riverson's temple.

Pankratios moves into side control, avoiding a weak kimura attempt from Riverson.
Pankratios lands a few punches from side control.
Riverson is trying to get back to half guard.
Pankratios content to control the pace. The referee will try and keep them active though.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios trying to control the action but Riverson is working from the bottom.

Pankratios wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Riverson, who protects the arm well.
Pankratios scoring with punches and elbows.
Riverson is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
Pankratios tries to stand and escape but Riverson is controlling the position.

Riverson looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Riverson wants to improve his position but Pankratios is controlling well.
Pankratios lands strikes from half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Riverson looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

Pankratios is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Riverson has managed to free his arm - good work.
Riverson wants to improve his position but Pankratios is controlling well.

Riverson looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Pankratios seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Riverson does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Pankratios is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.

Riverson looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

Riverson looking for submissions off his back.

And that's the end of the fight!
Hellas Pankratios showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Pankratios 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 Roosa Järviläinen scores the fight 29:28
Judge Johanna Lukiainen scores the fight 29:28
Judge Ben Zyskovitsi scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Hellas Pankratios!

Hellas Pankratios 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: ABW 179 Perez - Gonza     
Date:   Nov 27, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Gabriel Skrarski (ranked 567 p4p, 33 weight class) and Hellas Pankratios (ranked 1186 p4p, 67 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

198 cm
25
300 lbs
11 - 9 - 0
200 cm
31
300 lbs
7 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Zenith Nutrition (160q/$200)



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 11 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Gabriel Skrarski!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Hellas Pankratios!
The judges for this bout are Roosa Järviläinen, Arvi Lind and Anni Minnemäki.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Skrarski uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Pankratios has time to react.
Skrarski fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Pankratios manages to avoid it.
Skrarski shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Pankratios sprawls well. Pankratios wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Skrarski gets slowly back to his feet.
Skrarski shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Pankratios as he avoids it easily.
Skrarski fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Gabriel Skrarski. That's going to take a lot out of him.

Pankratios throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Skrarski was covering up waiting for the punch and Pankratios finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Pankratios trying to control the position from guard on top but Skrarski is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Skrarski definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Skrarski is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Pankratios throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Skrarski works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Skrarski wants to sweep but no luck.
Skrarski working a defensive guard here.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Skrarski misses with a takedown
and Pankratios cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Gabriel Skrarski seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Skrarski dives in and scores a takedown into Pankratios's guard.

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

Pankratios is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Skrarski defends well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Skrarski postures up.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Skrarski's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Skrarski lands a couple of elbows.
Skrarski has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.

Pankratios has an active guard here but Skrarski has managed to pass into half guard.
Pankratios wants to get back to full guard.
Skrarski is thwarting Pankratios's attempts to control the position.
Pankratios might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Skrarski haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.
Pankratios makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Pankratios.

Pankratios looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Skrarski passes into side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios is trying to improve his position.

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

Skrarski is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Pankratios has escaped the position, nice work there.
Pankratios is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Skrarski off and has taken his back!
Pankratios misses with an elbow to the head.
Skrarski rolls, trying to escape but Pankratios keeps control of the position.
Well, with Pankratios on his back, surely it's only a matter of time before Skrarski is tapping out... Can he escape the position?

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios gets his hooks in and is throwing strikes.
Pankratios gets his hands free as Skrarski looks to control.
Pankratios punches Skrarski on the ear.
Pankratios missing with punches from the back.
Skrarski trying to control the hands but Pankratios breaks the grip.

Pankratios patiently working for the choke. Which fighter will keep their nerve here?

Pankratios is looking for the choke from the back position but Skrarski is controlling his hands well.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Skrarski really must keep his cool here. He's controlling one of Pankratios's hands and whilst he does that, he's got a chance of escaping the position.
Pankratios scores with punches from the back.
Skrarski tries to escape but Pankratios has the hooks in and won't let him break free.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Pankratios defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Skrarski.

Pankratios is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Skrarski's half guard.
Pankratios lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.

Pankratios is looking for a kimura here.
Pankratios thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Skrarski's head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pankratios is thwarting Skrarski's attempts to control the position.
Pankratios trying to control the action but Skrarski is working from the bottom.
Pankratios working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Skrarski tries to get to full guard but Pankratios has control of the leg.
Skrarski trying to hold on to Pankratios's head to control him but Pankratios postures up.
Pankratios seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Skrarski does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Skrarski manages to get to full guard.
Pankratios throws a big right hand that misses.
Pankratios tries to free his leg and advance position but Skrarski is retaining full guard.
Pankratios 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.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Pankratios slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Pankratios throwing strikes but missing.
Pankratios throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Pankratios has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Pankratios is in close to Skrarski's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Pankratios throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Skrarski works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Pankratios trying to control the position from guard on top but Skrarski is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Skrarski tries to land a sweep but no joy.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Skrarski thows a left - swing and a miss!
The fight stays on the outside here - Pankratios looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Skrarski shoots in for a takedown but Pankratios shows good takedown defense.
Pankratios throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Skrarski.

Pankratios closes the distance and clinches.

Pankratios decides to pull guard.
Skrarski lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.

Skrarski got a little sloppy there for a moment and Pankratios has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Skrarski has managed to get both his arms back between Pankratios's legs - danger averted.
Skrarski is in close to Pankratios's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Skrarski throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Skrarski looking to pass the guard.
Pankratios utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Skrarski looking to pass the guard.
Skrarski in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Skrarski postures up and lands a big shot to Pankratios's brow.
Skrarski working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Skrarski trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Pankratios controls Skrarski momentarily but Skrarski frees himself.
Skrarski trying to control the position from guard on top but Pankratios is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Pankratios throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hellas Pankratios showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.


Pankratios stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Pankratios wants it to stay on the feet.
Skrarski misses with a hook
and Pankratios counters with a nice body shot.
Skrarski shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Pankratios but Pankratios pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Pankratios avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A countering left hand to the body from Pankratios misses.
Pankratios takes a swing at Skrarski's ribcage but misses.
Pankratios has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Pankratios!
Sloppy strikes from Pankratios. Those never looked like landing.
Skrarski checks a leg kick.
Skrarski shoots in but Pankratios avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Pankratios throws a counter combo.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Gabriel Skrarski. That's going to take a lot out of him.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Pankratios closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Pankratios lands in his opponent's guard.
Skrarski preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Skrarski throws a couple of weedy looking strikes off his back.
Hellas Pankratios has got the better of the ground game so far.
Skrarski working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Pankratios.

Skrarski throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Skrarski is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Pankratios trying to control but Skrarski is working from the bottom.
Pankratios trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Pankratios throws a big right hand that misses.
Pankratios in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Pankratios wants to control from the top but Skrarski keeps moving.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Pankratios tries to score a power double leg takedown but Skrarski sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Pankratios somewhat.
Pankratios moves out of range of the strikes.
Skrarski shoots in and drives through. Pankratios sprawls well.
Jab from Skrarski.
Skrarski scores with a decent looking hook.
Skrarski throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Pankratios on the side of the head.

Skrarski gets a double leg takedown into Pankratios's guard.
Skrarski missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Skrarski won't allow Pankratios to sweep him here.
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.

Pankratios looks to be working for a triangle here. Oh, it looks like he might have it! Skrarski has picked Pankratios up and slammed him! Pankratios can't keep hold of the triangle and Skrarski manages to pass to side control!
Skrarski in side control, throwing shots but Pankratios defends.
Pankratios is trying to control Skrarski's posture but Skrarski avoids it.
Skrarski throws a strike aimed at the side of Pankratios's head but Pankratios avoids it well.
Pankratios managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Skrarski.
Pankratios tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Skrarski wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Pankratios is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Skrarski off and has taken his back!
Skrarski looks to control his opponent's hands but he's not mananging it at the moment.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Pankratios is remaining active here, looking for the choke. The more discerning members of the crowd will appreciate his efforts.

Pankratios is working hard for the rear naked choke here.

Pankratios is working hard for the rear naked choke here.
Pankratios throwing lazy shots from the back mount that aren't doing any damage.
Pankratios missing with strikes.
Gabriel Skrarski has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Hellas Pankratios is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Skrarski rolls, trying to escape but Pankratios keeps control of the position.

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

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Hellas Pankratios!

Hellas Pankratios thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: ABW 172 Bhullar - Potter     
Date:   Nov 01, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Luke Cage (ranked 2493 p4p, 125 weight class) and Hellas Pankratios (ranked 1430 p4p, 77 weight class). Hellas Pankratios has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

199 cm
24
300 lbs
12 - 6 - 0
200 cm
30
300 lbs
6 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Zenith Nutrition (160q/$200)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Luke Cage!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Hellas Pankratios!
The judges for this bout are Arvi Lind, Matti Vanhoillinen and Tarja Halkonen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pankratios shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Cage sprawls well. Cage wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Pankratios gets slowly back to his feet.
Cage seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Hellas Pankratios seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Pankratios takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Cage ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Pankratios moves away.
Cage misses with a body shot.
Cage has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Pablo's Boxing Academy in the buildup to the fight.
Pankratios slips a jab from Cage.
Pankratios follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Pankratios dives in for a single leg takedown but Cage sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Pankratios takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Pankratios darts in looking for a takedown but Cage gets double underhooks and turns Pankratios into the cage.
Cage is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Luke Cage has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Hellas Pankratios.
Cage lands a jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cage throws a body punch but Pankratios moves out of range.
Pankratios looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Cage is fending him off so far but Pankratios persists. Nope, Cage circles away and we're back to standing.
Pankratios with a lazy takedown attempt
enabling Cage to counter with a crisp jab.
Cage misses with a body shot.

Pankratios gets tackled into the cage by Cage. Cage maintains the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cage with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Cage tries a knee to the head but Pankratios blocks it.
Cage tries to land knees in the clinch but Pankratios avoids the damage to the body.
Cage goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Pankratios changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Cage fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Pankratios throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Cage.
No joy there for Pankratios, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Pankratios will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Pankratios ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Cage moves away.
Pankratios fails with a takedown attempt.
Cage just misses with a punch to the body.
Luke Cage is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

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

Pankratios manages to break the clinch.
Cage throws a lazy uppercut
and Pankratios counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Pankratios ducks under a wild hook from Cage.

Cage has taken the fight to the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Pankratios lands with a short head shot on the inside.

Pankratios pulls guard effortlessly.
Pankratios wants to sweep here but Cage controlling him for the moment.

Pankratios throws his legs up looking to secure a triangle. Oh, that looks pretty tight, I gotta say! Cage escapes and throws Pankratios's legs to the side, diving into side control!
Pankratios sneaks back into half guard.

Pankratios is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Cage pulls his head out easily.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Cage stalling.
Pankratios wants to control but Cage is keeping busy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios gets full guard.
Cage knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Pankratios on the ground.
Pankratios is pulling down on Cage's head to control his posture.
Cage has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.

Pankratios is working for submissions here. He's thrown up his legs looking for a triangle but Cage frees his head nicely. Oh but Pankratios has switched to an armbar! Cage is tapping furiously! Lovely submission there!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:45 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle Armbar). Hellas Pankratios!
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Event: EFA 87     
Date:   Sep 01, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Hellas Pankratios (ranked 1625 p4p, 76 weight class) and Jose Winkle (ranked 4736 p4p, 173 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.

200 cm
30
300 lbs
5 - 2 - 0
189 cm
22
285 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Brown Belt
Excellent MT
Powerful

Helsinki Xtreme Fightwear
Zenith Nutrition (160q/$200)

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the super heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Hellas Pankratios!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Jose Winkle!
The judges for this bout are Cecil Peabody, George Francis and Stewart Dunkirk.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Pankratios shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
Pankratios 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.

Pankratios is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Pankratios takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Pankratios will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Pankratios wants to control but Winkle is keeping him busy.

Winkle is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Pankratios pulls his head out easily.
Pankratios tries to pass the half guard into mount. Winkle knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Winkle is looking for a sweep. Pankratios is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Pankratios content to control rather than advance.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Winkle is looking to improve his position.

Pankratios is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Winkle is pressing down on Pankratios's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Pankratios sitting in guard, not really doing much.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Winkle controls Pankratios momentarily but Pankratios frees himself.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Pankratios waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Winkle.
Winkle tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.

Pankratios closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Winkle quickly recovers to half guard.
Winkle trying to hold on to Pankratios's head to control him but Pankratios postures up.
Pankratios is trying to control the action in half guard but Winkle is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Pankratios is taking a breather. Winkle says something to him but it's hard to make out. Perhaps he's telling him to get on with it and actually do something.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Winkle controlling the position well.
Pankratios not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Pankratios not doing much here.
Winkle wants to get back to his feet.
Pankratios trying to pass the guard but Winkle defending well.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Winkle has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Pankratios is landing a low percentage of strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Winkle tries to clinch up but Pankratios circles away and keeps his distance.
Pankratios throws a nice looking combination but Winkle bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Winkle is defended easily by Pankratios.
Pankratios shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Winkle as he jumps to the side.
Pankratios fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Winkle manages to avoid it.
Winkle is looking to clinch but Pankratios is avoiding it.
Winkle shoots in looking for a takedown. Pankratios tries to sprawl out of it but Winkle keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Pankratios manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Winkle shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Pankratios but Pankratios pushes him off and we're back to square one.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Winkle gets caught flat footed, as Pankratios shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
Winkle is trying to control the position but Pankratios postures up.
Winkle wants to sweep but no luck.
Pankratios trying to control but Winkle is working from the bottom.
Winkle keeping full guard, as Pankratios tries to pass.
Pankratios trying to control the position from guard on top but Winkle is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Winkle is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Pankratios is aware though and is defending well.
Pankratios 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.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pankratios has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Pankratios defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Winkle.
An inside leg kick from Pankratios misses.
A cross from Pankratios lands.

Pankratios dives in and scores a takedown into Winkle's guard.
Winkle is trying to keep Pankratios in close.
Pankratios is stalling in the full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Winkle is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Pankratios trying to control but Winkle is working from the bottom.
Winkle is pulling down on Pankratios's head. It's preventing any offense from Pankratios, at least for the moment.
Pankratios stops Winkle from standing up.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
Hellas Pankratios overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Winkle looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Pankratios looking to pass the guard.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Pankratios lands with a nice combination. Winkle backs away looking to recover.

It looks like Jose Winkle has been cut.
Nice cross by Pankratios.
Winkle shoots in looking for a takedown but Pankratios manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Winkle's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Pankratios appears to be looking for a big counter.
Pankratios falls off balance throwing a combination
and Winkle counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
The fight stays on the outside here - Winkle looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Hellas Pankratios is winning the standup battle so far.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Winkle instigates a clinch.
A bit of stalling here from Pankratios.
Pankratios is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Winkle can do to turn this around?
Winkle looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Winkle wants a takedown.
Hellas Pankratios has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jose Winkle.
Pankratios prevents the takedown attempt.
Winkle has Pankratios pressed against the cage, preventing Pankratios from circling away and getting back to striking at range.

Pankratios wants the takedown. Winkle is fighting it off but Pankratios persists and manages to bring the fight to the ground, ending up in Winkle's guard against the cage.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Winkle will have to put a bit more behind his punches if he's going to do any damage from this position.
Winkle is trying to control the position from the bottom.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Pankratios controlling from the top position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hellas Pankratios dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Jose Winkle'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.


Winkle tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Pankratios swivels and escapes.
Pankratios cracks a nice hook into Winkle's ribs.

Pankratios decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
Still in half guard, Pankratios seems content to control.
Winkle blocking the ground and pound attempt from Pankratios.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Pankratios is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Winkle gets full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pankratios wants to control from the top but Winkle keeps moving.
Winkle wants to stand and escape but Pankratios is having none of it.
Winkle trying to keep a closed guard but Pankratios is proving a slippery customer.
Pankratios is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Winkle has his takedown stuffed
and Pankratios makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Winkle throws a body punch but Pankratios moves out of range.
Winkle looking to land some kicks to the body here.

Winkle gets caught napping as Pankratios dives in and scores a takedown. Winkle manages to retain guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Pankratios'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.
Winkle is looking to sweep but instead, Pankratios has passed into half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Winkle trying to control but Pankratios postures up.
Pankratios controlling the pace.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Winkle is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Pankratios wants to stand but Winkle has hold of a leg and an arm, so he's trapped for now.
Pankratios takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Winkle is looking to control Pankratios's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Winkle avoid being mounted?

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Winkle moves out of range of the body kick from Pankratios.
A countering left hand to the body from Winkle misses.
Pankratios looks for a takedown but Winkle sprawls well.

Pankratios darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Pankratios in particular looking to stall.
Winkle wants to get back to full guard.
Pankratios controlling the action here.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Winkle is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hellas Pankratios clearly takes that round.
The cut man is working on Jose Winkle's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Winkle tries to clinch there but Pankratios circles away.
Winkle fails with the takedown.

Pankratios looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
Pankratios working Winkle over with strikes.
Winkle is staying active underneath Pankratios, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pankratios controlling the pace.
Pankratios seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Winkle for as long as he can get away with.
Winkle is trying to get back to full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pankratios is pressing down on Winkle's thigh, looking to free his foot. Winkle is holding on for now.
Pankratios lands strikes from half guard.
Pankratios not doing much here.
Winkle wants to improve his position but Pankratios is controlling well.
Pankratios missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Pankratios not doing much here.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.

Pankratios is looking for a kimura but Winkle is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Pankratios to get the leverage.
Winkle is staying active underneath Pankratios, who seems content to just control the action from this position.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Jab by Pankratios.
Pankratios takes a swing at Winkle's ribcage but misses.
Pankratios scores to the head and body with a nice combination!

Winkle drives through and clinches with Pankratios against the cage.

Pankratios jumps guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Winkle stopping the sweep attempt from Pankratios.
Winkle trying to control the position from guard on top but Pankratios is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Pankratios has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Winkle can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Pankratios is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Winkle is looking to stand up but Pankratios won't let him.

Winkle avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Pankratios has his hands on Winkle's head, controlling the position.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Winkle tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Pankratios counters with a nice body shot.

Pankratios takes the fight into the clinch.

Pankratios breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Winkle gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Pankratios to score an easy takedown into full guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pankratios is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hellas Pankratios had his way with Jose Winkle in that round.
The cut man is working on Jose Winkle's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Winkle shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Pankratios defends it nicely.
Winkle has a takedown stuffed.
It looked like Pankratios was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Winkle misses with a combination
and Pankratios counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Pankratios throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.

Pankratios dives in and scores a takedown into Winkle's guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pankratios 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.
Winkle is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Pankratios wants to stand but Winkle is controlling his posture from full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pankratios sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Pankratios tries to free his leg and advance position but Winkle is retaining full guard.
Winkle tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Pankratios is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
Winkle controlling Pankratios's posture.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Winkle tries to land a body kick

and Pankratios counters with a single leg into guard. Winkle didn't expect that.
Pankratios 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.
Pankratios is looking to work some ground and pound but Winkle has wrist control.
Pankratios wants to stand and escape but instead Winkle has hit a sweep and he's now on top in guard.


Pankratios is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Pankratios is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios has a closed guard, preventing Winkle from standing up.

Winkle content to sit in guard, stalling... Great. Oh but he could get punished here because Pankratios has locked up a guillotine! Pankratios's face is contorted as he sqeezes tight on the submission attempt - will he finish? Winkle is holding on here and Pankratios must be using up a lot of energy. Winkle has gone limp! He's out! He's out cold! Pankratios gets to his feet, tossing aside his stricken foe. Arms raised, he milks the applause from the crowd. Great submission!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:36 of round 5, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Hellas Pankratios!
Hellas Pankratios retains his super heavyweight title!
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Event: EFA 81 Halfhand vs Randleman     
Date:   Jul 06, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Ivar The Viking (ranked 2244 p4p, 90 weight class) and Hellas Pankratios (ranked 2881 p4p, 116 weight class). The Viking comes to the cage accompanied by Vikings Hunt-by VENOM. Hellas Pankratios has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Ivar The Viking's chin.

199 cm
27
290 lbs
5 - 2 - 0
200 cm
29
300 lbs
4 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Basic striking
Very quick
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Zenith Nutrition (160q/$200)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the vacant super heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 5 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Ivar The Viking!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 4 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Hellas Pankratios!
The judges for this bout are Trevor Gratis, Robert Douchet and Alec Ball.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
The Viking with a lazy takedown attempt
and Pankratios counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
The Viking darts in looking for a takedown but Pankratios gets double underhooks and turns The Viking into the cage.
Pankratios misses with a two punch combination.
A leg kick checked by The Viking.
The Viking misses with an uppercut.
Pankratios throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped

and The Viking counters with a takedown into side control.
Pankratios wants to escape from the position here - easier said than done!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

The Viking is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Pankratios is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
You can see the frustration on Pankratios's face as The Viking controls the position.
The Viking wants to control but Pankratios is keeping him busy.
The Viking prevents Pankratios from escaping the position.

The Viking tries for a kimura but Pankratios is defending well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The Viking advances to mount.

Pankratios defends a decent attempt at a guillotine from The Viking.
Pankratios gets back to half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
The Viking stops Pankratios from getting back to his feet.
Pankratios tries to roll over but The Viking keeps him under control.

The Viking looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
Pankratios 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.
Pankratios tries to kick The Viking off but The Viking keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with The Viking in particular looking to stall.

The Viking is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Pankratios sees it coming and defends easily.

The Viking is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
The Viking wants to pass to mount but Pankratios is defending the position.
Pankratios is looking to escape.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

The Viking gets the takedown into side control.
Pankratios is pushing The Viking's head away, looking to escape. The Viking manages to hold on to the position though.

The Viking swings around for an armbar but Pankratios sees it coming a mile off and turns beautifully into The Viking's guard.
The Viking being controlled here, momentarily.
The Viking controlling the position.

The Viking looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.

Pankratios gets to his feet. The Viking looking to butt scoot but the ref puts an end to that. On your feet son!
A nice leg kick lands there from Pankratios.
The Viking misses with a hook
and Pankratios counters with a one-two to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Pankratios lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Nice body punch from Pankratios.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Pankratios is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in The Viking's half guard.
The Viking wants to sweep but Pankratios has passed to side control!
The Viking tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Pankratios wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.

Pankratios has had enough of the ground for now and decides to stand.
Pankratios gets in close and tags The Viking with a short punch that almost sends The Viking to the mat! Oh The Viking is in big trouble! He turns his back on Pankratios, trying to create some distance but Pankratios rushes him, striking wildly and The Viking goes down! The referee tackles Pankratios into the cage to end the fight! Pankratios is one violent man!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:32 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Hellas Pankratios!
Hellas Pankratios is the new super heavyweight champion!
The defeated Ivar The Viking had this to say: 'Suck my asshole'.
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Event: EFA 74 Lancaster vs Nixon     
Date:   Jun 16, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Hellas Pankratios (ranked 3983 p4p, 145 weight class) and Dalip Singh (ranked 3989 p4p, 146 weight class). Dalip Singh has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Hellas Pankratios's chin.

200 cm
29
300 lbs
3 - 2 - 0
216 cm
27
300 lbs
4 - 3 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Basic striking
Good gas tank

Zenith Nutrition (160q/$200)

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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 3 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Hellas Pankratios!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Dalip Singh!
The judges for this bout are Robert Twigg, Frank Dennis and Alan Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Singh throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Pankratios sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Singh wants to clinch but Pankratios slips to the side
and Pankratios counters with a nice body shot.
Dalip Singh seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Pankratios uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Singh.
Pankratios misses with a body shot.
Singh tries to clinch up
and Pankratios connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

It looks like Dalip Singh has been cut.
Pankratios shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Singh defending well as Pankratios loads up on a big left hand.
Pankratios shoots in but Singh avoids the takedown attempt easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Singh misses the jab.

Pankratios closes the distance and clinches.

Pankratios pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Pankratios will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hellas Pankratios. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Singh moves into the clinch successfully.

Pankratios breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Pankratios throws a series of punches but Singh avoids them all with ease.
Singh with the counter takedown but Pankratios avoids it easily.
Pankratios gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Singh cracks Pankratios with a good jab.
Singh has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.

Singh drives through and clinches with Pankratios against the cage.
Pankratios's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
Pankratios is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Singh looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Pankratios has Singh pressed against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Come on Singh - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Pankratios wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Singh has him pressed against the cage.
Singh is struggling to control the position.
Pankratios lands a right hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Pankratios is trying to push Singh away but Singh has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Pankratios has Singh pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Singh manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Pankratios can't break the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Singh has him pressed against the cage.

Pankratios breaks from the clinch.
Singh keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A big left from Singh misses.
Pankratios shoots in but Singh avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Singh tries to grapple but his opponent circles

and Pankratios counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Pankratios.
Pankratios looking to pass the guard.
Pankratios might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Singh looking for a sweep. Not yet Singh, not yet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Singh is pulling down on Pankratios's head to control his posture.
Singh wants to sweep but no luck.
Pankratios wants to stand but Singh is controlling his posture from full guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pankratios stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Singh swivels though and keeps the full guard.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Singh is pulling down on Pankratios's head to control his posture.

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

Pankratios closes the distance and clinches.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hellas Pankratios dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Dalip Singh's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!


Pankratios shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Singh defends it nicely.
Pankratios tries a head kick but it misses.
A combination from Pankratios does no damage.
Horrible takedown attempt by Pankratios or perhaps it was just good defense by Singh, which made it look bad.
Singh jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Singh throws a hook but Pankratios avoids it easily.
Singh is looking to clinch but Pankratios is avoiding it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Singh closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Singh pressing his opponent against the cage.
Pankratios wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Singh has him pressed against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Singh content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Singh is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Pankratios gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Singh controlling the action here for a moment.
Pankratios tries to break the clinch but Singh is controlling the position.
Singh taking a break, stalling in the clinch.

Pankratios breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Singh fails in his attempt to clinch.
Singh throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Pankratios sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Pankratios misses with the combination.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Singh was well out of range. Poor timing from Pankratios.

Pankratios clinches up with Singh and pushes him back against the cage.
Pankratios is trying to push Singh away but Singh has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.

The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Pankratios's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Singh misses with a takedown
and Pankratios cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
The fight stays on the outside here - Singh looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Pankratios thinks about countering with a head kick.
Pankratios throws the kick towards the body but Singh avoids it.
Singh avoids the head kick by Pankratios.
Pankratios ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Singh moves away.
Pankratios is looking to wear down Singh with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
A big left from Singh misses.
Hellas Pankratios is winning the standup battle so far.

Singh rushes Pankratios and presses him up against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Singh slowing the pace effectively.
Singh wants to take the fight to the mat but Pankratios manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Hellas Pankratios has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Dalip Singh.
Singh fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Singh takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Pankratios is looking to break free of the clinch but Singh has double underhooks.
Pankratios is trying to push Singh away but Singh has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Singh is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Pankratios is keeping busy.
Pankratios wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Singh just leaning against Pankratios, taking a breather.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
The ref breaks the fighters up, due to lack of action by Dalip Singh.

Pankratios forces Singh back against the cage and clinches.
Pankratios wants to break free but Singh has control.

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

Pankratios gets tackled into the cage by Singh. Singh maintains the clinch.
Pankratios wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Singh has him pressed against the cage.
Singh is struggling to control the position.

Pankratios breaks the clinch.
Hellas Pankratios is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Pankratios works over Singh's head and body with a nice combination.
Singh darts in trying to clinch
and Pankratios counters with a lovely shot to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hellas Pankratios dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Dalip Singh's cut.
That's time! Back to the action! And we move into the final round!


Pankratios misses with a low kick.
Pankratios misses with a double jab.
Singh looks for a takedown but Pankratios sprawls well.
A head kick misses from Pankratios.

Singh clinches with his opponent.
Pankratios is working for takedown but Singh is calmly controlling the position for now.
Singh leaning his opponent against the cage.

Pankratios pulls guard.
Singh must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Singh is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Pankratios is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Singh defends well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Singh tries to free his leg and advance position but Pankratios is retaining full guard.
Pankratios is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Singh pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Pankratios is keeping the position for now.
Singh trying to control but Pankratios is working from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
We may be looking at a referee standup if the pace doesn't pick up soon.
Singh looking to pass the guard.

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

Singh closes the distance and pushes Pankratios back into the cage.
Singh slows down the pace here.
Pankratios jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Singh walks away with a smile on his face. Pankratios gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Pankratios is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Singh can do to turn this around?
Singh bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Singh forces Pankratios back against the cage and clinches.
Pankratios wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Pankratios letting Singh take a breather here.
Pankratios tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Singh smiles and moves away.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hellas Pankratios. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Singh tries to close the distance and clinch up but Pankratios swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Pankratios half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Pankratios ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Singh moves away.
Singh avoids a punch combination nicely.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Singh! But no joy.
Singh tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Pankratios throws a leg kick

and Singh counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Singh stops Pankratios from standing up.
Pankratios seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Singh wants to control from the top but Pankratios keeps moving.
Pankratios wants to get back to his feet but Singh is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Singh sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Dalip Singh has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Pankratios wants to stand but Singh is controlling the position.
Hellas Pankratios is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Pankratios has Singh pulled in close to control his posture.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

And that's the end of the fight!
Dalip Singh comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Pankratios 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 Robert Twigg scores the fight 29:28
Judge Frank Dennis scores the fight 29:28
Judge Alan Glass scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Hellas Pankratios!
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RATING
31%

 

Event: EFA 62 Sekany vs Kim     
Date:   May 12, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Hellas Pankratios (ranked 5920 p4p, 189 weight class) and John Winter (ranked 5454 p4p, 181 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.

200 cm
28
300 lbs
2 - 2 - 0
210 cm
26
300 lbs
1 - 2 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Big heart
BJJ White Belt
Excellent MT
Powerful

Zenith Nutrition (160q/$200)

FinnFighter Nutrition (Five 160Q supps!)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Hellas Pankratios!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, John Winter!
The judges for this bout are Saam Ante, Paulsen Ambrosius and Radbod Blank.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Winter instigates a clinch.
Pankratios goes for a takedown in the clinch but Winter prevents it.
Winter tries to throw a body punch but Pankratios avoids it by throwing Winter back against the cage.
Winter misses with a body punch.
Winter working aggressively here.

Pankratios is trying to trip Winter. He has hold of a leg but Winter is hopping around, keeping his balance for the moment. Pankratios persists though and gets the takedown into guard.
Pankratios slips nicely into half guard.

Pankratios is working for a submission here. He's got hold of the far side arm and he's looking for a kimura. He's cranking on the arm and he's got it! Winter is tapping out! Ouch, that looked like it hurt!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:42 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Hellas Pankratios!
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hype
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pop
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RATING
100%

 

Event: IFC XXIX     
Date:   Dec 16, 2017

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Hellas Pankratios (ranked 23392 p4p, 252 weight class) and Curtis Page (ranked 24392 p4p, 145 weight class). Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!

200 cm
27
300 lbs
1 - 2 - 0
178 cm
25
160 lbs
0 - 2 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Solid boxing
Big heart
BJJ White Belt
Excellent boxer
Prefers standup

Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$)

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Hellas Pankratios!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Curtis Page!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Frank Antenori and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Page scores with a jab. Pankratios acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Page lands a jab.

Pankratios shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Pankratios was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!

Page sneaks out the side door and pushes Pankratios away - he's back to his feet. The crowd show their appreciation for the escape.

Pankratios shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Page is trying to defend but Pankratios finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Page taking some punishment here, with Pankratios in his half guard.
Page 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.
Page trying to hold on to Pankratios's head to control him but Pankratios postures up.
Page keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Pankratios is thwarting Page's attempts to control the position.
Pankratios is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Pankratios perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pankratios looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Page with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Pankratios content to control rather than advance.
Pankratios is thwarting Page's attempts to control the position.
Page really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Pankratios. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Page punching from the bottom.
Page moves into full guard.
Pankratios is looking to stand up but Page won't let him.
Page looking to control.
Pankratios is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Pankratios seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Page for as long as he can get away with.
We've been hearing that Pankratios has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Pankratios pushes down on Page's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Page wants to get back to full guard.
Pankratios stalling.

Pankratios looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
Pankratios controlling the action here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Page trying to hold on to Pankratios's head to control him but Pankratios postures up.
Pankratios 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.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Pankratios lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Pankratios trying to pass the guard but Page defending well.
Pankratios trying to control the pace.
Pankratios trying to pass the guard but Page defending well.

Pankratios is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Page is just riding it out for now. Pankratios eventually gives up the hold.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pankratios tries to stand but his arm is trapped.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Page trying to control here.
Page slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Pankratios engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Pankratios postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Page being controlled here, momentarily.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Page is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hellas Pankratios dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Pankratios uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Page.

Pankratios gets a clinch.

Pankratios jumps into guard, dragging Page to the mat.
Page stopping the sweep attempt from Pankratios.
Pankratios is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Pankratios content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Pankratios working the head and body with strikes.
Pankratios not doing much here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Page wants to control but Pankratios is keeping busy.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pankratios is taking a breather. Page says something to him but it's hard to make out. Perhaps he's telling him to get on with it and actually do something.
Pankratios seems to have lost interest with the ground game and is thinking about standing back up.
Page trying to control but Pankratios postures up.
Pankratios could do with losing a few pounds - he looks very soft around the mid section, to put it politely.
Pankratios working over Page with some ground and pound. Page looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Pankratios with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.

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

Pankratios is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Page sees it coming and defends easily.
Pankratios is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Page is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Pankratios scores with a couple of nice shots.
Pankratios wants to pass to mount but Page is defending the position.
Page wants to stand back up but Pankratios manages to pass into side control.
Pankratios controlling the position from side mount.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Page is looking for a sweep.
Page is not in a great position here, taking some shots.
Pankratios working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
Pankratios tries to cartwheel into mount but he doesn't manage it.
Pankratios staying calm.
Page is working to avoid the ground and pound but Pankratios connects with a decent elbow.

Pankratios is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Page has escaped the position, nice work there.

Pankratios has hold of Page's arm. He's looking for a kimura. Page seems comfortable defending it but Pankratios has shifted his position slighty and is cranking on the arm! Page is real pain and he's forced to tap out! Page is disgusted with himself for not defending it better but Pankratios couldn't care less - he's delighted!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:59 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Hellas Pankratios!
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
35%

 

Event: TWGC 19 (265+lbs, D3): Montreal Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Nov 24, 2017

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Yayi Zinsou (ranked 2590 p4p, 303 weight class) and Hellas Pankratios (ranked 23747 p4p, 0 weight class). Hellas Pankratios acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.




199 cm
21 yrs
273 lbs



200 cm
26 yrs
300 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 2 losses; Yayi Zinsou! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Hellas Pankratios!
The judges for this bout are William Peck, Gregory Folan and Trevor Gratis.


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

Zinsou shoots in for a takedown and gets it.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Zinsou (2) vs (0) Pankratios

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

Zinsou is looking for a kimura here.
Zinsou has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Zinsou (5) vs (0) Pankratios
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pankratios is squirming around, avoiding Zinsou's attempts to control the action.

Zinsou jumps to side control looking for an arm triangle but Pankratios manages to avoid the submission attempt.
Pankratios tries to improve position but can't.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pankratios wants to control but Zinsou postures up.
Pankratios tries to improve position but can't.

Zinsou tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Zinsou has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Pankratios regains half guard there - taking advantage of Zinsou's attempt to lay and pray for a moment.

Zinsou is working for a submission of some sort.
Pankratios is trying to maintain the position but Zinsou is very close to passing his half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Zinsou is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.

Pankratios is defending against the submission attempts here by Zinsou.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Zinsou stalling away here and it's allowed Pankratios to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
Zinsou wants to pass the guard but Pankratios is keeping the position.
Pankratios looking for a sweep. Not yet Pankratios, not yet.
Zinsou sitting in guard here, content to control.
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.
Zinsou wants to control from the top but Pankratios keeps moving.
Zinsou is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Pankratios is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.
Zinsou controls from within his opponent's guard.
Pankratios keeping moving, preventing Zinsou from controlling successfully.

Zinsou thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Zinsou is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Pankratios controlling the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios keeping moving, preventing Zinsou from controlling successfully.
Pankratios not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Zinsou slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Score +3 for passing guard: Zinsou (8) vs (0) Pankratios
Zinsou wants to lay and pray for a moment but Pankratios keeps working.

Zinsou is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Pankratios is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Zinsou working away.
Pankratios is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Zinsou wants to control but Pankratios is keeping him busy.

That's five minutes gone in the round.

Zinsou is trying to get an arm triangle but Pankratios is defending well.
Zinsou trying to control the position but Pankratios is working away.
Pankratios is looking to reverse the position.

Zinsou working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Zinsou staying calm.

Zinsou is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Pankratios has escaped the position, nice work there.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios sneaks back into half guard.
Pankratios is looking for a sweep. Zinsou is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Zinsou is just content to waste time from the top position. Pankratios takes advantage of the situation and regains full guard.
Zinsou looking to pass the guard.
Zinsou looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Zinsou pushing down on Pankratios's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Zinsou is controlling the pace.
Zinsou is trying to control. Pankratios wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.

Zinsou is working for a kimura but Pankratios is defending it quite comfortably.
Zinsou wants to lay and pray for a moment but Pankratios keeps working.
Pankratios manages to get to full guard.
Zinsou stays in close to Pankratios's body and controls the position.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.

Zinsou has gone for a leg lock! Pankratios slips out almost immediately though and dives into Zinsou's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Zinsou (8) vs (2) Pankratios
Pankratios controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Zinsou lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Zinsou (10) vs (2) Pankratios
Zinsou is stalling in the full guard.

Pankratios is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Zinsou is aware though and is defending well.
Zinsou stays in close to Pankratios's body and controls the position.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Zinsou trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Pankratios wants to sweep but no luck.
Zinsou showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Zinsou pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Pankratios is keeping the position for now.
We've been hearing that Zinsou has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Zinsou passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Score +3 for passing guard: Zinsou (13) vs (2) Pankratios
Pankratios is not content to let Zinsou control the position.

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

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Zinsou off and has taken his back!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Zinsou (13) vs (6) Pankratios
Zinsou is really stuck here.

Zinsou defends a rear naked choke attempt by controlling one of Pankratios's arms.
Zinsou wants to escape the position.
Pankratios tries to keep control of the position but Zinsou is staying busy.
Zinsou just trying to survive but Pankratios is wriggling into a better position, looking to finish.
Zinsou rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.
Pankratios should think about turning a few of those tyres round his middle into muscle if he wants people to take him seriously as an athlete.
Zinsou trying to control from the bottom.
Pankratios is controlling the pace.
Zinsou won't allow Pankratios to pass to mount.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Zinsou is trying to control but can't.
Zinsou is looking to improve his position.
Pankratios trying to control the action but Zinsou is working from the bottom.
Zinsou wants to get back to full guard.
Zinsou gets full guard.
Pankratios looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Zinsou keeping full guard, as Pankratios tries to pass.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Zinsou is trying to control the position but Pankratios postures up.

Zinsou looking for a guillotine here but Pankratios defends easily.
Pankratios slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Pankratios pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Zinsou is keeping the position for now.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Zinsou is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Zinsou (15) vs (6) Pankratios
Zinsou is stalling in the full guard.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Zinsou forces his way into half guard.
Zinsou passes the guard and advances to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Zinsou (18) vs (6) Pankratios
Zinsou trying to control but Pankratios is having none of it.
Pankratios is trying to escape the mount.

Zinsou goes for an armbar but he's fallen flat on his backside there and now Pankratios is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Zinsou (18) vs (8) Pankratios

Zinsou looking for a guillotine here but Pankratios defends easily.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios won't allow Zinsou to sweep him here.
Zinsou controls Pankratios momentarily but Pankratios frees himself.
Pankratios stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Zinsou swivels though and keeps the full guard.

Pankratios avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Zinsou is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Pankratios trying to control but Zinsou is working from the bottom.
Zinsou looking for a sweep. Not yet Zinsou, not yet.

And that's the end of the fight!
Zinsou takes the fight on points by 18 to 8.
Yayi Zinsou bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.

 

Event: KAMIKAZE Kickboxing 2     
Date:   Sep 25, 2017

Coming up we have a super heavyweight kickboxing rules bout between Magnus Fjeld (ranked 7865 p4p, 262 weight class) and Hellas Pankratios (ranked 25051 p4p, 314 weight class). Fjeld's entrance music is Little Big - Big Dick. A fine choice. Hellas Pankratios is staring across the ring at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

223 cm
29
355 lbs
10 - 9 - 0
200 cm
26
300 lbs
0 - 2 - 0

Good kicks
Experienced

Decent boxing
Determined

Venom Combat Sports

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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, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Magnus Fjeld!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Hellas Pankratios!
The judges for this bout are Yasuomi Hirokawa, Shigeki Fujiwara and Taro Takaoka.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Fjeld closes the distance and pushes Pankratios back into the ropes.

Pankratios breaks from the clinch.

Pankratios has Fjeld up against the ropes in a clinch.

Fjeld pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Fjeld looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Nice shot by Pankratios.
Fjeld throws a head kick but Pankratios moves out of range.
Fjeld missing with a left hand there. Pankratios was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A big right followed by a crushing left from Pankratios knocks Fjeld out cold! Ouch - that one's going to be featured in highlight reels for years to come!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:35 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Hellas Pankratios!
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: KAMIKAZE Kickboxing     
Date:   Aug 28, 2017

Coming up we have a super heavyweight kickboxing rules bout between Jahn Van Meyer (ranked 9304 p4p, 290 weight class) and Hellas Pankratios (ranked 9808 p4p, 299 weight class). Hellas Pankratios has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

225 cm
26
295 lbs
1 - 3 - 0
200 cm
25
300 lbs
0 - 1 - 0

Excellent MT
Very strong

Decent boxing
Determined

Venom Combat Sports

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Jahn Van Meyer!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Hellas Pankratios!
The judges for this bout are Yukihiro Yamamoto, Yuuki Gou and Yukihiro Shimada.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Van Meyer throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Van Meyer tries to clinch up against the ropes, rushing in to close the distance. Pankratios manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Pankratios is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Van Meyer with a body shot.
Van Meyer wants to clinch up but Pankratios keeps it at a distance.
Van Meyer misses with a two punch combination.
Van Meyer misses with a wild combination.
Van Meyer looks to land a combination but Pankratios avoids it well.
Van Meyer misses with a jab, cross combination.

Pankratios gets in close and instigates a clinch.
With the fighters clinched against the ropes, Pankratios creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Van Meyer misses with a knee strike.

Pankratios pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Van Meyer throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Pankratios.
Pankratios wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Pankratios staggers Van Meyer with a jab and knocks him down with a follow up straight! Van Meyer looks in trouble, will he beat the count?! The count has reached 5 and he's only back to 1 knee - it's going to be close! 6,7,8 - he's up! Just in time and the ref is going to let the fight continue!

It looks like Jahn Van Meyer has been cut.
Pankratios misses with a few strikes there.
Pankratios circles away from the clinch attempt
and Pankratios counters with a left to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Van Meyer is looking to clinch but Pankratios is avoiding it.
Van Meyer throws a series of punches but Pankratios avoids them all with ease.
Pankratios scores with a jab to the jaw.

Van Meyer is rocked!
Van Meyer is looking to clinch but Pankratios is avoiding it.
Van Meyer throws a left and a right that both miss

and Pankratios counters by moving into the clinch.

Van Meyer manages to break the clinch.
Pankratios throws a one two combo.
Oh Van Meyer is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!

Van Meyer gets a clinch.
Van Meyer seems to have got his legs back now.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Van Meyer.
Pankratios is trying to force a seperation but Van Meyer has the dominant position.
Van Meyer keeps control of Pankratios as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.

Van Meyer manages to break the clinch.
A slapping leg kick lands for Pankratios.
Van Meyer misses with a combination
and Pankratios counters with a lovely straight right hand!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Pankratios throws a low kick but Van Meyer moves out of range easily.
Pankratios throws a one two combo.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Pankratios pushes Van Meyer up against the ropes in a clinch.
Pankratios is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the ropes.

Van Meyer breaks the clinch.

Van Meyer lands a head kick that bluckles Pankratios and drops him to the canvas. He's still conscious but it looks like it's going to take him the full 10 seconds to get back his senses! He's up on 9 and seems to be just about OK to continue.... the referee agrees and we're back to the action with Van Meyer no doubt looking to push for a finish!

It looks like Hellas Pankratios has been cut.
A head kick misses from Van Meyer.
Van Meyer looks to clinch

and Pankratios counters with a big 3 punch combo that drops Van Meyer on his ass! Van Meyer wobbles back to his feet half way through the count and though looking a bit dazed, the referee is going to allow the fight to continue!
Van Meyer throws a series of punches but Pankratios avoids them all with ease.
Pankratios is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Van Meyer tries to clinch but Pankratios moves out of range.
Pankratios misses with a low kick.

Van Meyer closes the distance and scores with a big combo that sends Pankratios crashing to the mat! Pankratios uses the ropes to get back to his feet and beat the count. The referee looks concerned but he's going to allow it to continue!
Van Meyer throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Van Meyer tries to clinch
and Pankratios counters with a straight right hand.
Pankratios scores to the head and body with a nice combination!

Pankratios has taken the fight to the clinch.
A knee to the head by Van Meyer.
Pankratios should think about turning a few of those tyres round his middle into muscle if he wants people to take him seriously as an athlete.
Pankratios is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the ropes.
Pankratios blocks a punch to the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.

Van Meyer breaks from the clinch.
Pankratios checks a leg kick.
Pankratios comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.

Pankratios pushes Van Meyer up against the ropes in a clinch.
Van Meyer connects with a knee to the head.
Van Meyer keeps control of Pankratios as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Pankratios wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.

Van Meyer manages to break the clinch.
Pankratios throws a right and a left that Van Meyer avoids nicely.
Pankratios tries to bum rush Van Meyer with a series of wild strikes but Van Meyer uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Van Meyer takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Van Meyer tries to clinch up but Pankratios circles away and keeps his distance.
Van Meyer smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Van Meyer misses with the combination.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Van Meyer lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Pankratios circles away quickly and effectively.
Van Meyer falls off balance throwing a combination
and Pankratios connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Van Meyer throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Van Meyer will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Pankratios looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Van Meyer is breathing heavily.

Pankratios staggers Van Meyer with a jab and knocks him down with a follow up straight! Van Meyer looks in trouble, will he beat the count?! The count has reached 5 and he's only back to 1 knee - it's going to be close! 6,7,8 - he's up! Just in time and the ref is going to let the fight continue!
Pankratios misses with a jab, cross combination.
No joy there for Van Meyer, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Van Meyer takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Pankratios with a body punch. A glancing blow.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Pankratios ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Pankratios avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Pankratios fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Van Meyer throws a head kick but Pankratios moves out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hellas Pankratios will get the nod in that round, having scored more knockdowns.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Pankratios bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Pankratios misses with a jab, cross combination.
Pankratios tries to land a front kick but Van Meyer steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Van Meyer misses with a head kick.
Van Meyer jabs Pankratios to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Pankratios throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Van Meyer lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Pankratios circles away quickly and effectively.
Pankratios looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Pankratios lands with a nice combination. Van Meyer backs away looking to recover.
Van Meyer tries to clinch up.
Jahn Van Meyer is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Pankratios fails to land with a series of punches.

Van Meyer lands a front kick to the face, that drops Pankratios to the canvas! Is he dazed or just shocked? He's back to his feet and the referee is going to allow him to continue the fight!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Van Meyer moves into the clinch.
Pankratios tries to stall but Van Meyer uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Pankratios.
Pankratios avoiding damage as Van Meyer throws knees to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pankratios managing to block the knees to the body from Van Meyer.
Pankratios has had enough of the clinch but Van Meyer keeps him there for the moment.
Van Meyer lands with a light punch inside.
Van Meyer tries a knee to the head but Pankratios blocks it.
Van Meyer with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Van Meyer landing knees to the head.

Pankratios escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Jahn Van Meyer seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Van Meyer lands with a right, followed by a left to the temple and Pankratios goes down! The ref sends Van Meyer to a neutral corner so he can begin the count. 3,4,5,6 and Pankratios is back to his feet. He seems a little groggy but the referee thinks he's OK to continue, so we're back to the action!
This has been an exciting period of action!
No joy there for Pankratios, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Van Meyer misses with a double jab.
Pankratios looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
Van Meyer scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!

Pankratios is rocked!
Pankratios tries to bum rush Van Meyer with a series of wild strikes but Van Meyer uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Van Meyer throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Pankratios sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Van Meyer misses with a series of wild punches.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Van Meyer tries to bum rush Pankratios with a series of wild strikes but Pankratios uses good footwork to avoid the assault.

Pankratios gets a clinch.
Pankratios wants to get back to striking at distance but Van Meyer won't allow it.
Van Meyer scores with a knee to the head.
Jahn Van Meyer has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Pankratios trying to control the position but instead, Van Meyer has worked for underhooks and has pushed Pankratios into the ropes.
Pankratios is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the ropes.
Pankratios tries to circle away but Van Meyer has him pinned against the ropes.
Van Meyer tries a knee to the head but Pankratios blocks it.

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

Van Meyer closes the distance and scores with a big combo that sends Pankratios crashing to the mat! Pankratios uses the ropes to get back to his feet and beat the count. The referee looks concerned but he's going to allow it to continue!
Van Meyer tries to clinch but Pankratios is having none of it.
Pankratios is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Pankratios throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Jahn Van Meyer is winning the standup battle so far.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Van Meyer wants to clinch up but Pankratios keeps it at a distance.
Van Meyer misses with the combination.
Van Meyer takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Pankratios lands an overhand right.
Van Meyer takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.

Van Meyer tries to keep at a distance but Pankratios has taken the fight into the clinch.
Pankratios wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Van Meyer prevents Pankratios from breaking the clinch.
Pankratios stalling in the clinch but Van Meyer improves position.
Van Meyer trying to stall but Pankratios improves his position.

Van Meyer breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Pankratios throws a series of punches but Van Meyer avoids them all with ease.
Nice jab there from Van Meyer.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pankratios tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Van Meyer tries to close the distance and clinch but Pankratios swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Van Meyer dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Van Meyer grits his teeth and throws a big right-left combo! Pankratios takes both shots clean on the chin and is out cold! Van Meyer cracks him once more on his way down, as the crowd goes wild! They enjoyed that one!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:21 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Jahn Van Meyer!
After the fight, Jahn Van Meyer was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
100%

 

Event: KAMIKAZE 32: Lost     
Date:   Jun 25, 2017

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Hellas Pankratios and Bush Man. Bush Man is the more experienced fighter, so let's see if that makes a difference tonight.

200 cm
25
300 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
200 cm
24
280 lbs
0 - 1 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Solid boxing
Big heart
Decent wrestler
Basic striking
Determined

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Hellas Pankratios!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Bush Man!
The judges for this bout are Kenichi Hosakawa, Yasuomi Hirokawa and Ren Mimura.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Man closes the distance and clinches.
Pankratios can't break the clinch.
Man is stalling here.

Man manages to break the clinch.
Donk. Pankratios catches Man right on the button with a cross.
Pankratios misses with a combination

so Man counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Pankratios keeping moving, preventing Man from controlling successfully.
Man with a flurry of punches that miss.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Man with a nice head shot there.
Man trying to control the position from guard on top but Pankratios is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Pankratios could do with losing a few pounds - he looks very soft around the mid section, to put it politely.
Man missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Man avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Pankratios keeping moving, preventing Man from controlling successfully.

Man gets to his feet. Pankratios looking to butt scoot but the ref puts an end to that. On your feet son!

Man has closed the distance and engaged Pankratios in a clinch.
Man is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Pankratios gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.

Man pulls Pankratios into guard.
Pankratios looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Man looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Man keeping moving, preventing Pankratios from controlling successfully.
Pankratios is stalling in the full guard.
Pankratios wanted to stand there but Man had control of the position.
Pankratios passes Man's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Pankratios is keen to just control but Man is a slippery customer.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Man trying to hold on to Pankratios's head to control him but Pankratios postures up.
Pankratios has decided to stand back up but his arm is trapped. Whilst he's worrying about his arm, Man works to full guard.

Man is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Pankratios defends well.
Pankratios looking to sit in guard and control but Man gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Man stands and steps away. Pankratios gets to his feet too and we're back to the striking game.
Man tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Pankratios manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Pankratios falls off balance throwing a combination

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Man tries to free his leg and advance position but Pankratios is retaining full guard.
Man won't allow Pankratios to sweep him here.
Man trying to control the position from guard on top but Pankratios is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Man with a flurry of punches that miss.

Man decides to stand up and beckons his opponent to follow.
Jab by Pankratios.

Pankratios has managed to clinch.

Pankratios has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Man uses from the top position.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Pankratios wants to stand up but Man is controlling him.
Pankratios trying to punch from his back but it's not doing any damage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Bush Man dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.



Man drives through with a takedown into guard.
Pankratios is wriggling around but Man manages to pass to half guard.

Man is trying to control the action in half guard but Pankratios is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Man not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Man lands with a punch from half guard.
Man is just content to waste time from the top position. Pankratios takes advantage of the situation and regains full guard.
Pankratios working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Man.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Man avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Pankratios punching from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pankratios looking for a sweep. Not yet Pankratios, not yet.
Man trying to control the position from guard on top but Pankratios is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Bush Man has got the better of the ground game so far.
Pankratios wants to get back to his feet but he's too absorbed in his own little project and Man manages to pass to side control.
Pankratios wants to control but Man is keeping busy.
Man throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Pankratios wants to control but Man is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Pankratios tries to get to full guard but Man has control of the leg.
Man not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Pankratios regains full guard. Nicely done.
Pankratios looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Pankratios pulls Man in close to his closed guard and prevents Man from doing any damage or advancing position.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Pankratios tries a head kick but it misses.

Man throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Pankratios was covering up waiting for the punch and Man finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Pankratios working a defensive guard here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Man wants to control from the top but Pankratios keeps moving.
Man postures up.
Man stopping the sweep attempt from Pankratios.
Man is in close to Pankratios's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Pankratios looking for a sweep. Not yet Pankratios, not yet.
Pankratios keeping moving, preventing Man from controlling successfully.
Pankratios seems keen to control Man's posture.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Man fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Pankratios circles away from the clinch attempt.

Man closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Pankratios quickly recovers to half guard.
Man is breathing heavily.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Man in particular looking to stall.
Pankratios wants to get back to full guard.
Man throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Pankratios pushes Man off looking to stand but Man dives back in and keeps control.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Man thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Man is looking to advance position but Pankratios won't allow it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Bush Man showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!


Man shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Man paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Man wants to clinch up but Pankratios keeps it at a distance.

Pankratios 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.

Man is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Pankratios is aware though and is defending well.
Pankratios stands and throws Man's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Man is trying to control Pankratios's posture but Pankratios avoids it.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Man takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pankratios looking to control but instead Man has slipped a leg in, to regain half guard.
Man takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Pankratios throwing shots but Man is blocking nicely.

Man actively working from the bottom here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pankratios content to control rather than advance.
Pankratios wants to take a breather but Man is having none of it.
Pankratios is trying to get back to his feet now but his leg is trapped.
Man wants to control but Pankratios is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Pankratios is trying to control. Man wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Man wants to improve his position but Pankratios is controlling well.
If this pace continues, the referee will definitely step in and force a standup.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Pankratios landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Pankratios landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Man looks like he's trying to stand up.
Man holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.
Pankratios seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Man does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Pankratios goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Pankratios scores with a hook to the body. Man takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Pankratios throws a combination. Man tries to block but a couple of punches get through.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Man keeps the fight on the outside.
Pankratios looks for the body kick but Man saw that one coming.
Hellas Pankratios is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Pankratios throws a combination. Man tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Pankratios moves in looking to clinch but Man pushes him off.
Pankratios moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Bush Man is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Pankratios fails to land with a series of punches.
Some wild striking there from Pankratios.
Pankratios misses with a double jab

and Man counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Pankratios is looking to improve his position.
Man not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Man is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Pankratios is squirming around, avoiding Man's attempts to control the action.
Pankratios tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Pankratios tries to hold on but Man postures up.
Hellas Pankratios has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Pankratios is trying to escape the mount.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Kenichi Hosakawa scores the fight 28:29
Judge Yasuomi Hirokawa scores the fight 28:29
Judge Ren Mimura scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Bush Man!
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
36%

 

 
 
 
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