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Event: GAMMA#844 Grabber v Hiro     
Date:   Aug 01, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Manowaru missing with a left hand there. Grabber was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Grabber scores with a jab to the jaw.
Grabber is looking to land body kicks.
Manowaru pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Manowaru misses with an uppercut. Grabber saw that one coming.
Manowaru has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Grabber slips under a jab from Manowaru.
Grabber looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Grabber misses with a straight left.
Grabber scores with a body shot.
Manowaru staying out of range there.
Manowaru throws out a powerful jab.
Manowaru misses the jab.
An attempted straight right counter from Grabber misses the target.
Grabber slips under a jab from Manowaru.
Manowaru walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Grabber throws an overhand right that lands on Manowaru's shoulder, as Manowaru tries to avoid the shot.
It seemed like Manowaru was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Grabber misses with a body shot
enabling Manowaru to counter with a crisp jab.
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!
Grabber pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Grabber cracks Manowaru with an open hand slap.
Manowaru fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Grabber.
Manowaru slips under a jab from Grabber.
Manowaru swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Grabber.#T1#
Grabber throws a jab when Manowaru was well out of range.
Manowaru tries to land a leg kick but Grabber saw it coming and moves away.
Manowaru throws a leg kick that misses.
Grabber takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Grabber lands a lovely overhand right.
Grabber tried to score with a low kick but Manowaru checks it.
Grabber throws a shot from downtown. Manowaru moves away and avoids it.
A shot to the liver by Grabber. Beautiful body shot.
Grabber falls off balance throwing a combination
and Manowaru counters with a nice uppercut.
Manowaru blocks a jab.
Manowaru scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Grabber defending well as Manowaru loads up on a big left hand.
Crotch Grabber seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Manowaru scores with a decent looking hook.
Grabber misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Manowaru jabs at Grabber's body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Manowaru keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A slow jab from Grabber misses its intended target.
Manowaru connects with a crisp jab. #T2#
Good standup being displayed there by Grabber as he connects with a hook.
Nice uppercut lands for Manowaru. That snapped Grabber's head back.
Grabber throws a shot from downtown. Manowaru moves away and avoids it.
Good leg kick by Manowaru.
Grabber throws a combination that misses
and Manowaru counters with a stiff right hand.
Manowaru digs a good body shot into Grabber's ribs.
Manowaru throws a big shot that misses.
Grabber lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Manowaru is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Grabber had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Manowaru misses with a straight right.
A head kick misses from Grabber.
Manowaru throws a hook but Grabber blocks it.
Grabber wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Grabber steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Manowaru.
Grabber misses with a lunging right hand
and Manowaru finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Grabber misses with an uppercut
and Manowaru cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Grabber staying out of range there.
Grabber swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Manowaru rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Grabber moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
A head kick from Grabber lands but Manowaru takes it in his stride. #CUT#It looks like Hiro Manowaru has been cut.
Manowaru looks to score with a jab to the body but Grabber is just out of range.#T3#
Manowaru attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Manowaru looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Manowaru takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Grabber throws an overhand right that lands on Manowaru's shoulder, as Manowaru tries to avoid the shot.
Manowaru steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Grabber. That one must have hurt.
Grabber throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Manowaru cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Grabber ducks under a wild hook from Manowaru.
Grabber is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Manowaru throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Grabber on the side of the head.
Grabber wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
A looping hook to the body misses from Manowaru. Grabber does a little dance to reset his feet.
Nice cross by Grabber.
Grabber slips under a jab from Manowaru.
Grabber takes a swing at Manowaru's ribcage but misses.
Manowaru avoids the body shot from Grabber.
Grabber slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.#T4#
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Grabber misses with a low kick.
Manowaru throws a jab but it's blocked by Grabber. #KD#
Grabber feints and then winds up with a huge right hand that connects perfectly and sends Manowaru sprawling to the canvas! Manowaru rolls over backwards and springs off the cage and manages to regain his footing - how acrobatic! Oh, he's still wobbly - can Grabber finish him?! #ROC#Manowaru is rocked!
Manowaru staying out of range there.
Manowaru is still on wobbly legs! Can Grabber finish him?
Manowaru throws a body kick that misses.
Grabber tries to counter by clinching up but Manowaru breaks away and moves out of range.
Grabber keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Manowaru seems to have recovered his senses.
Manowaru dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Grabber. That did some damage!
Manowaru uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Good standup being displayed there by Manowaru as he connects with a hook.
A solid leg kick lands there for Grabber.
Grabber bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Manowaru blocks the body kick.
Grabber throws a jab but it's blocked by Manowaru.
Grabber throws a head kick but Manowaru moves out of range.
Grabber on the wrong end of a nice hook.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Grabber fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Grabber lands with a shot to the body.
Grabber bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Grabber on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Crotch Grabber will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Hiro Manowaru's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!#R2#
Manowaru waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Grabber.
A punch combination from Manowaru misses.
Manowaru's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Grabber connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Manowaru scrambles back to his feet.
Manowaru is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Grabber.
Manowaru moves out of range as Grabber strikes.
Manowaru throws a push kick but Grabber slaps the foot to one side.
Manowaru slips a jab and a cross from Grabber.
Grabber drops Manowaru with a big left hand! Manowaru is injured, injured bad! Grabber jumps in and finished him with strikes! The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:28 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Crotch Grabber!
Crotch Grabber retains his super heavyweight title!
Crotch Grabber took to the microphone after his victory and thanked his sponsors, PWNAGE for their support in the buildup to the fight.

 

Event: GAMMA#839 Grabber v Horse     
Date:   Jul 11, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Manowaru thows a left - swing and a miss! #CL#
The fight moves into the clinch position.
Kodjia lands a body punch in the clinch.
Manowaru blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Manowaru blocks an uppercut.
Kodjia struggles to land a body shot inside as Manowaru controls his hands.
Manowaru avoiding damage as Kodjia throws knees to the body.
Kodjia working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Kodjia misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Manowaru swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kodjia struggles to land a body shot inside as Manowaru controls his hands.
Kodjia tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A nice right hand lands inside from Manowaru.
A short right from Manowaru.
Manowaru blocks a body shot from Kodjia.
Manowaru lands a nice shot to the body.
Manowaru misses with a punch on the inside.
Manowaru scores with a nice hook to the head.
Manowaru digs a right hand into Kodjia's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Kodjia's gas tank.
Kodjia is breathing heavily.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Manowaru scores with a nice hook to the head.
A nice left hand lands by Manowaru.
Manowaru doesn't land with the attempted body shot. #T1#
Kodjia misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Manowaru tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Kodjia lands a left hand that snaps the head of Manowaru backwards.
Manowaru stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Manowaru lands a left hand that snaps the head of Kodjia backwards.
Manowaru working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Manowaru. #BC2#
Manowaru breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Manowaru lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt. #CUT2#It looks like Franck Kodjia has been cut.
Manowaru thuds a left hand into Kodjia's body.
Manowaru connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Kodjia's hands.
A thudding body kick lands there by Manowaru!
Manowaru has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Manowaru throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Manowaru jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Manowaru throws a front kick that sends Kodjia stumbling back into the cage.
Manowaru throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Kodjia on the side of the head.
Kodjia walks into a left hand.
Kodjia misses the jab.
Manowaru now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Kodjia throws a lazy right hand but Manowaru sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
A little jabbing left from Manowaru on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.#T2#
Manowaru with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Manowaru dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Kodjia. That did some damage!
Manowaru scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Kodjia misses with a wild body shot.
Manowaru dips to his left and cracks Kodjia with an uppercut!
Kodjia wants to clinch.
Manowaru with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Manowaru doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Manowaru slips under a jab from Kodjia.
Manowaru lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Manowaru throws a front kick that sends Kodjia stumbling back into the cage.
Kodjia ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Kodjia throws a body kick that misses. #T3#
Manowaru throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Kodjia on the side of the head.
Good exchange - Manowaru coming out on top.
Kodjia throws a sloppy head kick and Manowaru moves out of range easily.
Manowaru looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Manowaru scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Kodjia doesn't seem bothered though.
Kodjia defending well as Manowaru loads up on a big left hand.
Franck Kodjia seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
An inside leg kick lands from Manowaru.
Kodjia on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Manowaru connects with a crisp jab.
Manowaru throws a leg kick which misses Kodjia's front leg but catches the back leg as Kodjia tries to avoid it.
Kodjia throws a hard body shot but it just misses. #CL#
Kodjia has taken the fight to the clinch.
Kodjia missing with knees to the body.
Kodjia tries to work over Manowaru's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Kodjia misses with a punch to the body.
Kodjia goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kodjia misses with a hook from the clinch.
Kodjia trying to land knees to the body.
Kodjia tries a body shot but Manowaru blocks it.
Kodjia has a couple of punches blocked by Manowaru. #T4#
Kodjia blocks an uppercut.
A head punch on the inside from Kodjia fails to land.
Manowaru tries a body shot but Kodjia blocks it.
Kodjia throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Manowaru throws a head punch that misses.
Kodjia prevents a body shot from Manowaru.
Manowaru lands a shot to the body.
Manowaru avoiding damage as Kodjia throws knees to the body.
Manowaru misses with a body punch.
Kodjia misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Manowaru blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kodjia works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
A head punch on the inside from Kodjia fails to land.
Manowaru lands a body shot in the clinch.
Manowaru misses with a body punch.
Nice body punch from Manowaru - that landed with a thud.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Manowaru lands a body shot in the clinch.
Kodjia blocks a body shot from Manowaru.
A nice left hand lands by Manowaru.
Manowaru scores with a shoulder strike.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Manowaru.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hiro Manowaru dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Franck Kodjia's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!#R2#
Nice body punch from Manowaru.
Kodjia tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Manowaru's corner calls for a 1-2. Manowaru obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Manowaru throws a body punch but Kodjia moves out of range.
Manowaru throws a hook but Kodjia avoids it easily.
Kodjia on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Kodjia is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Manowaru let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Kodjia throws a body shot but no joy.
Manowaru looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
Hiro Manowaru seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Kodjia misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Manowaru.
Manowaru feints a counter leg kick.
Kodjia avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Kodjia tries to clinch up
letting Manowaru counter with a right hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Manowaru clobbers Kodjia with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
A good leg kick by Manowaru.
Manowaru misses with a body shot. #T1#
Kodjia is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Kodjia is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Kodjia scores with a nice strike.
Kodjia moves out of range as Manowaru throws a body kick. #CL#
Kodjia instigates a clinch. #BC2#
Manowaru pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Kodjia misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Kodjia tries to clinch but Manowaru is having none of it.
Kodjia defending well as Manowaru loads up on a big left hand.
Kodjia misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Manowaru is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Kodjia.
Kodjia takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Kodjia looks to score with a jab to the body but Manowaru is just out of range.
Manowaru lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.#T2#
Manowaru scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Kodjia doesn't seem bothered though.
Good exchange - Manowaru coming out on top.
Kodjia on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kodjia drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Kodjia misses with an attempted mid kick.
A bone on bone clash there as Kodjia blocks the leg kick.
Manowaru lands the left hand.
Kodjia staying out of range there.
Manowaru swats away the attempt to clinch by Kodjia.
Manowaru dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Kodjia on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Manowaru motions for Kodjia to come forward. Manowaru throws a leg kick but it misses it's target. #CL#
Kodjia moves into range and clinches up with Manowaru.
Manowaru misses with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Manowaru fails to land. #T3#
Kodjia lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Manowaru backwards.
Manowaru lands with a light punch inside.
Manowaru misses with a punch on the inside.
Kodjia misses with a shot to the kidneys. #BC2#
Manowaru escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Manowaru looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Manowaru stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Manowaru moves into range and connects with a jab.
Kodjia closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Kodjia scoring well with a low kick there.
Kodjia ducks right into an uppercut from Manowaru.
Kodjia takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Kodjia scores with a shot to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Crunch! Manowaru slams his shin into Kodjia's torso.
Manowaru takes a body punch but keeps moving.
A nice inside leg kick there by Manowaru. That's going to slow Kodjia down.
Kodjia has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Manowaru finds it's way round the side to connect with Kodjia's head. #T4#
Kodjia throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Manowaru counters with a nice uppercut. #CL#
Kodjia rushes Manowaru and presses him up against the cage.
Kodjia tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Kodjia lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Manowaru or not.
Manowaru lands a hook that snaps the head of Kodjia backwards.
Manowaru blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Manowaru misses with a hook from the clinch.
Manowaru tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kodjia's elbow.
Kodjia connects with a knee to the head.
Kodjia looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Kodjia fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Kodjia tries to work over Manowaru's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Manowaru blocks a body shot from Kodjia.
Nice body punch from Kodjia - that landed with a thud.
Manowaru is breathing heavily.
Manowaru softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Kodjia is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Manowaru blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kodjia misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Kodjia lands a body shot in the clinch. #BC2#
Manowaru breaks the clinch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kodjia walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Manowaru checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hiro Manowaru showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Franck Kodjia's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!#R3#
Manowaru avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Manowaru pivots, looking for a leg kick but Kodjia is out of range and Manowaru settles back down.
A bone on bone clash there as Kodjia blocks the leg kick.
Good leg kick by Manowaru.
Manowaru closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Kodjia is looking to wear down Manowaru with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Kodjia lands with a shot to the body.
Kodjia throws a wild body kick that Manowaru sees coming a mile off.
Kodjia tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Manowaru manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Kodjia wants to clinch up but Manowaru keeps it at a distance.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kodjia. Manowaru does a little dance to reset his feet.
Manowaru swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Kodjia.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kodjia moves in looking to clinch but Manowaru pushes him off.
Good leg kick by Manowaru.
Kodjia checks a leg kick nicely.
Manowaru connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Manowaru buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick. #T1#
The fight stays on the outside here - Kodjia looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Kodjia gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Manowaru counters with a leg kick.
Kodjia ducks under a wild hook from Manowaru.
That kick from Manowaru tenderised Kodjia's leg. Kodjia is trying to keep his angry face on.
Kodjia tries to close the distance and clinch but Manowaru swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
A solid leg kick lands there for Manowaru.
Kodjia swings for the body but Manowaru moves out of range.
Manowaru pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
A counter left hand to the body from Kodjia misses its target.
Manowaru fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Manowaru looking to land some kicks to the body here.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kodjia. Manowaru does a little dance to reset his feet.
Manowaru feints and then cracks Kodjia's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Kodjia down.
Kodjia throws a wild body kick that Manowaru sees coming a mile off.
Kodjia moves to clinch but Manowaru breaks away
and Manowaru counters with an outside leg kick. #T2#
Manowaru lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.#CL#
Kodjia forces Manowaru back against the cage and clinches.
Manowaru has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Kodjia's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Manowaru lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Manowaru lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Manowaru lands a body shot in the clinch.
Manowaru tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Manowaru trying to stall but Kodjia improves his position.
Manowaru swings wildly with an uppercut but Kodjia uses good head movement to avoid it.
Manowaru lands with a short shot to the head.
Manowaru lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Kodjia.
A right hand to the body from Manowaru.
Kodjia's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Manowaru lands a left hand that snaps the head of Kodjia backwards.
Manowaru works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process. #KD2#
Manowaru drops Kodjia onto one knee with a big uppercut from the clinch! Kodjia is propped up by the cage and works his way back to his feet!#ROC2#Kodjia is rocked!
Manowaru lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Kodjia or not.
Oh Kodjia is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Manowaru scores with a shoulder strike. #T3#
Manowaru lands a big right hand that drops Kodjia! The killer instinct kicks in and Manowaru finishes his opponent with a series of strikes from mount. A dominating finish by Manowaru!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:09 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Hiro Manowaru!
Hiro Manowaru took to the mic in his post fight interview and said 'Iron sharpens Iron.'.

 

Event: GAMMA#835 Kodja v Viking     
Date:   Jun 20, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Manowaru lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Smith is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Smith throws a head kick that misses.
Manowaru steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
John Smith seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Smith lands with a kick to the temple. Manowaru shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?" #CUT#It looks like Hiro Manowaru has been cut.
Manowaru has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Smith misses with a hook #KD2#
and Manowaru counters with a crisp right hand that drops Smith! Manowaru lets Smith back up to his feet, looking for a finish!#CUT2#It looks like John Smith has been cut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Manowaru takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Smith throws a right hand that misses
and Manowaru counters with a left to the body.
Manowaru with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Smith to score with a decent uppercut.
Smith defending well as Manowaru loads up on a big left hand.
A low kick from Smith is predictable there
and Manowaru counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Manowaru throws a chopping leg kick but Smith manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Good leg kick by Manowaru.
Smith connects with the punch.
Smith throws a leg kick
and Manowaru makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Smith throws a nice inside leg kick.
Manowaru with a nice calf kick.#T1#
Smith throws a head kick that misses
and Manowaru counters with a low kick, right behind Smith 's knee.
Smith sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Smith is breathing heavily.
Manowaru tries to land a front kick but Smith steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Smith misses with a looping left.
Manowaru feints a counter leg kick.
Smith has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Legendary MMA in the buildup to the fight.
Smith takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Smith is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Manowaru bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Manowaru looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Nice defenses there by Manowaru.
Nice uppercut there from Smith.
Smith throws a lazy body kick
and Manowaru counters with a slapping leg kick.
Smith throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Manowaru counters with a good low kick that Smith was not able to check.
Smith throws a leg kick that is checked
and Manowaru rattles Smith with a well-timed uppercut counter. - Smith tries to back away and recover but his hands are down low and he gets tagged again, sending him stumbling down to the canvas. Manowaru dives in after him and quickly finishes the job with a trio of brutal punches, leaving Smith stiff and motionless on the mat!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:49 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Hiro Manowaru!
Our winner, Hiro Manowaru, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.

 

Event: GAMMA#831 Horse v Delsarte     
Date:   May 30, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Manowaru swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Pony is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Manowaru tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Pony was well out of range. Poor timing from Manowaru.
Hiro Manowaru seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Manowaru lands a nice leg kick that just misses Pony's sensitive parts.
Manowaru connects with a leg kick.
Manowaru throws a body kick that misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Pony! But no joy.
Manowaru scores with a leg kick.
Pony ducks under a wild hook from Manowaru.
Manowaru has been working on his boxing with his coaches at The Wild Beasts Zoo in the buildup to the fight.
Manowaru thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Pony if he has to take too many more of those.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pony slips a jab from Manowaru.
Manowaru lands a nice leg kick that just misses Pony's sensitive parts.
Manowaru scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Pony doesn't seem bothered though. #T1#
Manowaru just misses with a punch to the body.
As Manowaru backs off Pony throws a huge counter combo but Manowaru manages to avoid it all.
Manowaru is looking to land body kicks.
Pony was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Manowaru tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Pony was well out of range. Poor timing from Manowaru.
Manowaru throws a half hearted mid kick.
Manowaru just misses with a punch to the body.
Pony let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Manowaru pivots, looking for a leg kick but Pony is out of range and Manowaru settles back down.
Nice straight punches there by Manowaru. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Manowaru.
Manowaru pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Pony appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Pony on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Manowaru connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Manowaru waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Pony.#T2#
Manowaru throws a lazy right hand but Pony sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Manowaru fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.#CL#
Manowaru clinches up against the cage.
Pony lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Manowaru managing to block the knees to the body from Pony.
Manowaru swings away with an uppercut that misses.
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!
Manowaru lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Manowaru pushes Pony back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Manowaru is working Pony over against the cage.
Pony misses with a punch to the body.
Pony tries to work over Manowaru's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Manowaru misses with a short punch on the inside.
Pony throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Manowaru blocks it with crossed arms.
Pony blocks an uppercut.
Pony tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Pony presses Manowaru against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Manowaru digs a right hand into Pony's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Pony's gas tank.
Pony looks winded!#T3#
Manowaru misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Manowaru works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Manowaru lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Manowaru tries to throw a body punch but Pony avoids it by throwing Manowaru back against the cage.
A nice right hand lands inside from Manowaru.
Manowaru struggles to land a body shot inside as Pony controls his hands.
Manowaru lands a right hand.
Pony misses with a hook to the ribs.
Manowaru misses with a shot to the kidneys.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Manowaru creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Pony working aggressively here.
Pony misses with a body punch.
Manowaru struggles to land a body shot inside as Pony controls his hands.
Manowaru fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Manowaru misses with the head strike.
Pony has a couple of punches blocked by Manowaru.
Manowaru tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Pony misses with a punch to the body.
Manowaru tries a body shot but Pony blocks it. #T4#
Pony throws a knee to the head but misses.
Pony tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Manowaru avoids it.
Manowaru swings wildly with an uppercut but Pony uses good head movement to avoid it.
Manowaru scores with a shoulder strike.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Pony misses with a hook to the ribs.
Pony lands with a light punch inside.
Pony tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Manowaru misses with some punches.
Manowaru struggles to land a body shot inside as Pony controls his hands.
Manowaru is leaning against Pony and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Pony blocks an uppercut.
A right hook to the body lands for Manowaru.
Manowaru lands with a left to the head.
Manowaru is leaning against Pony and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
A hook to the body from Manowaru.
Manowaru lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
A right handed body shot lands from Manowaru.
Manowaru lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Manowaru scores with a shot to the side of Pony's head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hiro Manowaru dominated that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!#R2#
Manowaru connects with a leg kick.
Hiro Manowaru is winning the standup battle so far.
Manowaru scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.#CL#
The fight moves into the clinch position.
Manowaru on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Manowaru lands a body shot.
Manowaru lands a hook to the side of the head.#BC#
Manowaru breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Manowaru with the inside leg kick.
That kick from Manowaru tenderised Pony's leg. Pony is trying to keep his angry face on.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Manowaru lands with a thumping leg kick.
Manowaru connects with an inside leg kick.
Manowaru tries a head kick but it misses. #T1#
A solid leg kick lands there for Manowaru.
Manowaru misses with a body kick.
Pony swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Manowaru thuds his shin into the meat of Pony's side.
Manowaru bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Pony's head.
A slow jab from Manowaru misses its intended target.
Pony lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Manowaru turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Manowaru lands a jab to Pony's midsection.
Manowaru scores with a nice head shot.
Manowaru moves into range and connects with a jab.
Manowaru lands with a cross. #T2#
A slapping leg kick lands for Manowaru.
Manowaru jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Pony's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A punch lands to the side of Pony 's head but he takes it in his stride.
A cross from Manowaru lands.
Manowaru scoring well with a low kick there.
Manowaru just misses with a punch to the body.
Manowaru fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Pony.
Manowaru throws a leg kick but Pony moved away.
Manowaru throws a jab but it's blocked by Pony. #CL#
Pony gets tackled into the cage by Manowaru. Manowaru maintains the clinch. #T3#
The referee is keeping an eye on Manowaru - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
A left hand lands to the body for Pony.
Pony tries to work over Manowaru's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Pony tries to throw a body punch but Manowaru avoids it by throwing Pony back against the cage.
Manowaru tries a body shot but Pony blocks it.
Manowaru can't find room to land a body shot as Pony controls the action.
Pony using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Manowaru has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Pony prevents a body shot from Manowaru.
Pony lands with a light punch inside.
Pony lands a knee to the head. #CUT2#It looks like Hiro Manowaru has been cut.
Pony misses with a punch to the body.
Manowaru lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Pony backwards.
Manowaru tries to throw a body punch but Pony avoids it by throwing Manowaru back against the cage.
Manowaru tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Pony's elbow.
Manowaru doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Manowaru misses with a hook from the clinch.
Manowaru is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Pony can do to turn this around?
Manowaru has a couple of punches blocked by Pony. #T4#
Manowaru struggles to land a body shot inside as Pony controls his hands.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Pony.
Pony blocks a body shot from Manowaru.
Manowaru can't find room to land a body shot as Pony controls the action.
A nice right hand lands inside from Pony.
Pony throws a knee to the head but misses.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Manowaru.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Manowaru misses with a body punch.
Manowaru takes a shot to the head.
Manowaru goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Pony with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
A short body shot lands from Manowaru as the two fighters clinch.
Pony is breathing heavily.
Manowaru lands with a left to the head.
A short left from Manowaru.
A short left from Manowaru.
Manowaru working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Manowaru lands with a light punch inside.
Manowaru tries a body shot but Pony blocks it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hiro Manowaru dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Hiro Manowaru's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!#R3#
Manowaru jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Manowaru misses with a wild body shot.
Pony is looking for the big counter here.
Pony ducks under a wild hook from Manowaru.
Manowaru thows a left - swing and a miss!
A nice inside leg kick there by Manowaru. That's going to slow Pony down.
Manowaru scoring well with a low kick there.
Manowaru throws a body punch but Pony moves out of range.
Manowaru sets himself, and Pony steps forward looking for the clinch! Manowaru avoids it this time.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Manowaru paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Manowaru tries to land a front kick but Pony steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
As Manowaru backs off Pony throws a huge counter combo but Manowaru manages to avoid it all.
Manowaru lands a nice looking body shot. #T1#
Manowaru scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Manowaru misses with a kick to the body.
A little jabbing left from Pony on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Manowaru scores with a leg kick.
You can see that Pony has visibly slowed down as a result of the leg kicks
Manowaru lands with a hook. Pony tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
A low kick from Manowaru misses
and Pony connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
An inside leg kick from Manowaru misses.
Pony flicks out a counter leg kick but Manowaru steps away.
Jab by Manowaru.
Manowaru misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Pony.
Manowaru throws a body shot but no joy.
Pony flicks out a counter leg kick but Manowaru steps away.
Manowaru scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Pony Pony has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
The fighters circle momentarily. Manowaru darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Good exchange - Manowaru coming out on top.
Manowaru lands a jab to Pony's midsection.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A lazy left from Manowaru finds it's target.
Nice defenses there by Pony.
A little jabbing left from Pony on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Manowaru throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Pony swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Manowaru lands a nice leg kick that just misses Pony's sensitive parts.
Manowaru misses with a looping right.
Manowaru looks to land a left hand but Pony moved out of range nicely.
A countering left hand to the body from Pony misses.#T3#
Manowaru throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Manowaru misses the jab.
Pony on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Manowaru loads up on a big right hand but Pony slips the punch.
Pony tries to move into range but Manowaru moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Manowaru cracks Pony with a right hand to the side of the head.
Manowaru lands a nice leg kick that just misses Pony's sensitive parts.
Manowaru misses with an uppercut. Pony saw that one coming.
Pony wants to counter the offense by Manowaru and move into the clinch position.
A lazy left from Manowaru finds it's target.#T4#
Pony on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Pony takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Manowaru misses with a hook. Pony ducked under it nicely.
Pony is looking for the big counter here.
Manowaru wants to clinch.
Pony now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Manowaru with a nice cross.
Hiro Manowaru is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Manowaru with the inside leg kick.

And that's the end of the fight!
Hiro Manowaru showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Manowaru 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 Donald Grub scores the fight 30:26
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 30:26
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 30:26

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Hiro Manowaru!

A victorious Hiro Manowaru thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.

 

Event: GAMMA#825 Saric v Horse     
Date:   May 02, 2020
#R1#
Megaton throws the left hand but Manowaru avoids the punch easily.
Megaton swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Manowaru misses with a head kick.
Megaton motions for Manowaru to come forward. Megaton throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Manowaru tried to counter with a leg kick but Megaton avoided it.
Manowaru throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Megaton takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Megaton ducks under a wild hook from Manowaru.
Manowaru misses with an attempted mid kick.
Megaton scores with a jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Megaton wants to slow Manowaru down by chopping away at his legs.
Manowaru misses with a hook to the body
enabling Megaton to counter with a crisp jab.
Manowaru misses with a kick to the body.
Manowaru throws a big shot that misses.#T1#
Manowaru lands with a good body shot.
Manowaru looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Manowaru falls off balance throwing a combination
and Megaton counters with a left to the body.
Megaton keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Megaton scores with a leg kick.
Megaton slips a straight right by Manowaru.
Manowaru throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Megaton slips a straight right by Manowaru.
Manowaru looks to land a left hand but Megaton moved out of range nicely.
Megaton looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
A big right from Manowaru misses.
Manowaru throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Megaton takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie. #T2#
A head kick misses from Manowaru.
Megaton is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Manowaru with a body shot.
Manowaru throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Megaton tries a quick counter leg kick but Manowaru is wise to it.
Manowaru shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
A countering left hand to the body from Megaton misses.
Manowaru throws a predictable looking body shot
and Megaton counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Nice defenses there by Megaton.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Megaton.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Manowaru moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Megaton dodges the punch combination from Manowaru.
Megaton looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Manowaru throws a predictable looking body shot
and Megaton counters with a nice uppercut.
Manowaru throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Manowaru throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range. #T3#
Manowaru throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Manowaru misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Megaton.
Megaton with a nice cross.
Manowaru fakes the leg kick and cracks Megaton in the body.
Manowaru throws a solid leg kick but Megaton takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Manowaru.
Megaton feints a counter leg kick.
Manowaru checks the leg kick nicely there.
Megaton finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Manowaru tests Megaton's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Megaton throws a good cross that connects.
Manowaru moves forwards but Megaton connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Manowaru scores with a jab to the head. #T4#
Manowaru ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Megaton moves away.
Manowaru with a body punch. A glancing blow.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Manowaru tries a head kick but it misses.
Megaton attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Manowaru waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Megaton.
Manowaru misses with a body kick.
Manowaru throws a low kick but Megaton moves out of range easily.
Manowaru misses with a left hand
and Megaton counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Manowaru does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Megaton stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Manowaru.
Manowaru takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Nice cross by Megaton.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hiro Manowaru dominated that round.
That's time! Manowaru's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R2#
A low kick from Manowaru misses
and Megaton counters with a stiff right hand. #CL#
Manowaru moves into the clinch successfully.
Megaton prevents a body shot from Manowaru.
A short right from Manowaru. #CUT#
It looks like Mike Megaton has been cut.
Manowaru misses with a body punch. #BC2#
Megaton breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Hiro Manowaru is winning the standup battle so far.
Manowaru digs a good hook to Megaton's body.
Megaton with a hook.
Megaton ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Manowaru tries to close the distance and clinch up but Megaton swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Manowaru. Megaton shrugs it off though.
Manowaru feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Megaton's calf.
Megaton throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.#T1#
Megaton sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Manowaru throws the left hand but Megaton avoids the punch easily.
Megaton looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Manowaru tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Megaton moves out of range of the leg kick from Manowaru.
Manowaru misses with an uppercut.
Megaton throws out a counter right but Manowaru avoids it with no problem.
Manowaru throws a body punch but Megaton moves out of range.
Megaton drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Manowaru throws a lazy uppercut
and Megaton counters with a stiff right hand.
Manowaru misses with a low kick.
Megaton appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Manowaru is looking to score with low kicks.
Manowaru misses with a kick to the body.
Manowaru scores with a hook to the body. Megaton takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Hiro Manowaru seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#T2#
Nice cross by Manowaru.
Megaton throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Megaton looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Megaton checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Megaton walks into a straight right hand from Manowaru.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Megaton.
Manowaru bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Manowaru tries to clinch up but Megaton circles away and keeps his distance.
It seemed like Megaton was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Manowaru throws the left hand but Megaton avoids the punch easily.
Manowaru missing with a left hand there. Megaton was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Manowaru motions for Megaton to come forward. Manowaru throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Megaton looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.#T3#
Manowaru scores with a punch to the head.
Manowaru just misses with a punch to the body.
Megaton looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Manowaru with a hook.
Manowaru lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Megaton takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Manowaru connects with a single shot there.
Manowaru fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Megaton on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Manowaru misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Megaton counters with a nice leg kick.
Manowaru tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Megaton only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Manowaru fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Megaton is out of range.
Megaton throws a looping overhand right but Manowaru ducks down to avoid it. #T4#
Megaton tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Megaton uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Manowaru.
An inside leg kick from Manowaru misses.
Good shot there by Megaton.
Manowaru throws a right hand that misses
and Megaton connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Megaton steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Manowaru.
Megaton flicks out a counter leg kick but Manowaru steps away.
Manowaru throws a jab when Megaton was well out of range.
Manowaru throws a head kick that misses.
A low kick from Megaton is predictable there
and Manowaru counters with a nice body kick.
A nice leg kick lands there from Megaton.
Manowaru throws a jab when Megaton was well out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hiro Manowaru dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Mike Megaton's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!
#R3#
Manowaru misses with an uppercut
and Megaton makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Manowaru throws a hook to the side of Megaton's head but Megaton sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Good leg kick by Manowaru there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Manowaru throws a hook but Megaton avoids it easily.
Manowaru misses the shot to the body.
A little jabbing left from Megaton on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Manowaru is looking to land body kicks.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Manowaru, right into the meat.
Manowaru dips to his left and cracks Megaton with an uppercut!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Megaton takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Megaton scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Megaton gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Manowaru.
Manowaru looks to score with a jab to the body but Megaton is just out of range.#T1#
Manowaru misses the shot to the body.
Megaton appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Megaton scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Manowaru doesn't seem bothered though.
Manowaru ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Megaton moves away.
Megaton just misses with a punch to the body.
Megaton takes a swing at Manowaru's ribcage but misses.
Manowaru is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Manowaru thows a left - swing and a miss!
Megaton let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Megaton scores with a hook to the body. Manowaru takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Megaton displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Manowaru throws out the jab.
Manowaru throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Megaton looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Megaton's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Manowaru takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Manowaru scores with a kick to the midsection.
Mike Megaton has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Manowaru digs a good hook to Megaton's body.
Manowaru throws a lazy uppercut
and Megaton counters with a nice uppercut.
Manowaru motions for Megaton to come forward. Manowaru throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Megaton has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Manowaru.
Manowaru tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Megaton is able to avoid easily.
Manowaru lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Nice shot by Manowaru.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Manowaru throws a nice inside leg kick.
Manowaru throws a wild body kick that Megaton sees coming a mile off.
A countering left hand to the body from Megaton misses.
Manowaru is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Megaton can do to turn this around?
Manowaru works the jab nicely.
Manowaru misses with an uppercut. Megaton saw that one coming.
A little jabbing left from Megaton on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Megaton walks forward, straight into a front kick from Manowaru.#T3#
Megaton avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Manowaru getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Manowaru lands a right hook to the body.
Megaton slips under a jab.
Manowaru throws a body shot but no joy.
Megaton moves out of range of the body kick from Manowaru.
It seemed like Megaton was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Megaton tries to score with a low kick but Manowaru moves his leg out of the way.
Manowaru throws a leg kick but Megaton sees it coming and moves out of range.
Manowaru works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Manowaru staying out of range there.
Megaton avoids a kick to the body. #T4#
Manowaru tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Megaton was well out of range. Poor timing from Manowaru.
Megaton tries a quick counter leg kick but Manowaru is wise to it.
Manowaru swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Megaton on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
That kick from Manowaru tenderised Megaton's leg. Megaton is trying to keep his angry face on.
Manowaru throws a front kick that sends Megaton stumbling back into the cage.
Megaton is looking to slow Manowaru down with leg kicks.
Megaton keeps the fight on the outside.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A leg kick checked by Manowaru.
Megaton takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Manowaru lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Hiro Manowaru is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Manowaru lands a nice shot that snaps Megaton's head back.

And that's the end of the fight!
Hiro Manowaru showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Manowaru 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 Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 30:27
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 30:27
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Hiro Manowaru!

After winning the bout, Hiro Manowaru thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.

 

Event: GAMMA#821 Bollek v Falcone     
Date:   Apr 11, 2020
#R1#
Manowaru checks a low kick from Kodjia.
Kodjia lands a high kick!
Kodjia works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Kodjia misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Kodjia has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Manowaru.
Kodjia takes one to the chin there.
Kodjia throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Manowaru counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Kodjia throws a leg kick but Manowaru sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Manowaru fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
That kick from Manowaru tenderised Kodjia's leg. Kodjia is trying to keep his angry face on.
Manowaru throws a wild body kick that Kodjia sees coming a mile off.
Kodjia looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
Kodjia scoring well with a low kick there.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Manowaru bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Kodjia tried to score with a low kick but Manowaru checks it.
Manowaru swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Manowaru ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kodjia moves away.
Kodjia throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Good exchange - Manowaru coming out on top.
Kodjia tries to clinch but Manowaru is having none of it. #T1#
Manowaru lands with a good body shot.#CL2#
Kodjia clinches up against the cage.
Kodjia misses with a hook from the clinch.
Manowaru tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kodjia's elbow.
Manowaru misses with a body punch.
Manowaru tries to work over Kodjia's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Kodjia swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Manowaru blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kodjia blocks an uppercut.
Kodjia struggles to land a body shot inside as Manowaru controls his hands.
Kodjia lands a body shot.
Kodjia fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Manowaru swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Manowaru lands a right hand.
Manowaru goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Manowaru lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Kodjia misses with a punch to the body.
Kodjia blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Manowaru struggles to land a body shot inside as Kodjia controls his hands.
Manowaru goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Manowaru tries to work over Kodjia's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Manowaru tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage. #T2#
Manowaru lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Kodjia.
Kodjia lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Manowaru or not.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kodjia lands a right hand.
Kodjia has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Manowaru seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Kodjia can turn it around.
Manowaru is breathing heavily.
Kodjia tries to work over Manowaru's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Manowaru lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Kodjia backwards.
A right handed body shot lands from Manowaru.
A short right from Kodjia.
Manowaru prevents a body shot from Kodjia.
Kodjia misses with some punches.
Manowaru blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kodjia tries to throw a body punch but Manowaru avoids it by throwing Kodjia back against the cage.
Kodjia misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Kodjia blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kodjia lands a hook to the side of the head.
Manowaru makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Manowaru lands a shot to the body.
Manowaru lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Manowaru swings wildly with an uppercut but Kodjia uses good head movement to avoid it.
Manowaru misses with a body punch.
Kodjia tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Manowaru's elbow. #T3#
Kodjia misses with a hook from the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Kodjia.
Manowaru can't find room to land a body shot as Kodjia controls the action.
Kodjia tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Manowaru cracks Kodjia with a nice body shot.
Manowaru swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Manowaru tries a body shot but Kodjia blocks it.
Kodjia blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kodjia struggles to land a body shot inside as Manowaru controls his hands.
Kodjia misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Kodjia lands a left hand that snaps the head of Manowaru backwards.
Kodjia struggles to land a body shot inside as Manowaru controls his hands.
Kodjia has a couple of punches blocked by Manowaru.
Manowaru goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A right hand to the body from Manowaru. #BC#
Manowaru breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Manowaru looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Manowaru connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Manowaru pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Manowaru lunges at Kodjia with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Kodjia's hand. #T4#
Kodjia throws a head kick but Manowaru moves out of range.
Kodjia waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Manowaru.
Kodjia swings for the body but Manowaru moves out of range.
Manowaru feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Kodjia's calf.
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!
Kodjia moves out of range as Manowaru throws a body kick.
Kodjia swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Kodjia takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Kodjia attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Manowaru fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Kodjia is out of range.
Kodjia checks a low kick from Manowaru.
Kodjia takes a swing at Manowaru's ribcage but misses.
Manowaru throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Kodjia stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Kodjia tries to close the distance and clinch up but Manowaru swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Kodjia on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Kodjia takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Manowaru looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kodjia gets cracked there but stands up to it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hiro Manowaru dominated that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!
#R2##CL#
Manowaru closes the distance and clinches.
Manowaru scores with a nice hook to the head.
Kodjia tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
I was talking to Manowaru's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Manowaru misses with the head strike.
Kodjia tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Manowaru's elbow.
Manowaru is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Kodjia can do to turn this around?
A short right from Manowaru on the inside.
Kodjia works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Manowaru struggles to land a body shot inside as Kodjia controls his hands.
Manowaru tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kodjia throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Kodjia doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Manowaru looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
A nice left hand lands by Manowaru.
Kodjia tries a body shot but Manowaru blocks it.
A short right from Kodjia.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Manowaru misses with a hook to the ribs.
Manowaru tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Kodjia blocks an uppercut.
Manowaru fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Manowaru tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Hiro Manowaru has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Kodjia working some nice short punches in the clinch.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Manowaru tries to work over Kodjia's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target. #T1#
Kodjia works on Manowaru's body with a couple of short punches.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Manowaru misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A left hand lands to the body for Kodjia.
Kodjia lands a body shot.
A right handed body shot lands from Kodjia.
Manowaru blocks a body shot from Kodjia.
A short body shot lands from Kodjia as the two fighters clinch.
Kodjia doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Manowaru blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Still in the clinch, Kodjia scores with a nice short uppercut.
Manowaru blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Manowaru tries a body shot but Kodjia blocks it.
Kodjia pushes Manowaru back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Kodjia lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Manowaru can't find room to land a body shot as Kodjia controls the action.
Kodjia can't find room to land a body shot as Manowaru controls the action.
Kodjia tries to work over Manowaru's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Kodjia misses with a punch to the body.
Manowaru prevents a body shot from Kodjia.
Kodjia misses with a body punch.
Kodjia lands a right hand that snaps the head of Manowaru backwards. #T2#
Kodjia doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Manowaru scores with a shot to the side of Kodjia's head.
Kodjia misses with a hook to the ribs.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Manowaru misses with a hook to the ribs.
Kodjia scores with a shot to the side of Manowaru's head.
Kodjia tries to throw a body punch but Manowaru avoids it by throwing Kodjia back against the cage.
Manowaru misses with a punch on the inside.
Manowaru lands a hook to the side of the head.
Kodjia lands a right hand.
Kodjia scores with a shot to the side of Manowaru's head.
Kodjia lands a right hand.
Kodjia misses with a hook to the ribs.
Kodjia tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Kodjia softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Manowaru throws a punch but it's blocked by Kodjia.
Kodjia lands a left hand that snaps the head of Manowaru backwards.
Kodjia can't find room to land a body shot as Manowaru controls the action.
Manowaru working aggressively here.
Kodjia lands an uppercut.
Kodjia tries to work over Manowaru's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Manowaru swings away with an uppercut that misses. #T3#
Manowaru doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Kodjia lands a shot to the body.
A right hand to the body from Kodjia.
A right hand to the body from Kodjia.
Kodjia scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Kodjia works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Kodjia scores with a nice hook to the head.
Kodjia tries to work over Manowaru's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Kodjia lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Kodjia tries to throw a body punch but Manowaru avoids it by throwing Kodjia back against the cage.
Kodjia scores with a shot to the side of Manowaru's head.
Kodjia is leaning against Manowaru and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Kodjia lands a hook that snaps the head of Manowaru backwards.
Kodjia lands a body shot.
Kodjia misses with a punch to the body.
Kodjia tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Kodjia misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A head punch on the inside from Manowaru fails to land.
Kodjia misses with a punch on the inside.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Nice body punch from Kodjia - that landed with a thud. #T4#
A short right hand to the side of the head by Kodjia.
Kodjia lands a right hand.
Kodjia lands a body punch.
Kodjia misses with a punch to the body.
A short right from Kodjia.
Kodjia lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Kodjia is working Manowaru over against the cage.
Kodjia misses with a hook to the ribs.
Kodjia tries to throw a body punch but Manowaru avoids it by throwing Kodjia back against the cage.
Kodjia struggles to land a body shot inside as Manowaru controls his hands.
Kodjia lands a body shot in the clinch.
Kodjia doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Nice body punch from Kodjia.
Kodjia goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Manowaru blocking some punches.
Kodjia throws a punch but it's blocked by Manowaru.
A hook to the body from Kodjia.
Kodjia lands with a left to the head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kodjia tries to throw a body punch but Manowaru avoids it by throwing Kodjia back against the cage.
Manowaru stalling in the clinch but Kodjia improves position.
Kodjia tries to work over Manowaru's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Franck Kodjia showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
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!
#R3#
Kodjia moves in looking to clinch but Manowaru pushes him off.
Manowaru fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Kodjia on the side of the head.
Kodjia misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Good standup being displayed there by Manowaru as he connects with a hook.
Manowaru takes a swing at Kodjia's ribcage but misses.
A thudding body kick lands there by Manowaru!
Manowaru moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Kodjia lands a nice leg kick that just misses Manowaru's sensitive parts.
Kodjia lands with a kick to the temple. Manowaru shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Manowaru throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.#KD2#
Kodjia lands a big head kick that sends Manowaru tumbling to the mat! Kodjia takes a step backwards and waves Manowaru back to his feet - he wants the finish!#ROC2#
Manowaru is rocked!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kodjia throws a quick inside leg kick.
Oh Manowaru is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Kodjia fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Manowaru looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Manowaru defending well as Kodjia loads up on a big left hand.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Kodjia looks to throw a body kick
and Manowaru connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.#CL2#
Kodjia closes the distance and clinches.
Kodjia blocks a body shot from Manowaru.
Manowaru seems to have got his legs back now.
A short left from Kodjia. #T1#
Manowaru is working Kodjia over against the cage.
A left hand lands to the body for Manowaru.
Manowaru blocks a body shot from Kodjia.
Kodjia swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kodjia misses with a punch on the inside.
Manowaru misses with a punch to the body.
Kodjia tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Manowaru's elbow.
Kodjia lands a shoulder strike.
Kodjia misses with a hook to the ribs.
Manowaru swings wildly with an uppercut but Kodjia uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kodjia lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Manowaru or not.
Kodjia stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Manowaru blocks an uppercut.
Kodjia working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Manowaru lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Manowaru misses with a punch on the inside.
Manowaru blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kodjia scores with a nice hook to the head.#T2#
Kodjia misses with a body punch.
Manowaru misses with a body punch.
Kodjia fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Kodjia fails to land.
Kodjia misses with a body punch.
Kodjia lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Manowaru.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A left hand lands to the body for Kodjia.
Kodjia lands with a light punch inside.
Kodjia works on Manowaru's body with a couple of short punches.
Kodjia is working Manowaru over against the cage.
Manowaru blocks a body shot from Kodjia.
Kodjia lands with a left to the head.
Kodjia lands with a short shot to the head.
Kodjia lands with a short shot to the head.
A shot in the inside from Kodjia.
A right handed body shot lands from Kodjia.
Manowaru misses with a short punch on the inside.
Kodjia doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Kodjia can't find room to land a body shot as Manowaru controls the action.
Kodjia working some nice short punches in the clinch.#T3#
Kodjia misses with a punch to the body.
Kodjia tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Manowaru misses with a body punch.
Kodjia lands with a short shot to the head.
Manowaru tries to work over Kodjia's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Kodjia gets through Manowaru's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Kodjia tries to throw a body punch but Manowaru avoids it by throwing Kodjia back against the cage.
Manowaru lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Kodjia scores with a hook to the body.
Kodjia tries to work over Manowaru's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Manowaru is trying to maintain a safe position but Kodjia gets an underhook and turns Manowaru into the cage.
Kodjia misses with some punches.
Kodjia throws a punch but it's blocked by Manowaru.
Kodjia misses with a body punch.
Kodjia struggles to land a body shot inside as Manowaru controls his hands.
Nice body punch from Manowaru.
Manowaru working aggressively here.
Manowaru lands a shoulder strike.
Manowaru scores with a nice hook to the head.#T4#
Manowaru misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Kodjia prevents a body shot from Manowaru.
Kodjia prevents a body shot from Manowaru.
Manowaru misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Kodjia misses with a hook from the clinch.
Manowaru goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Kodjia throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Manowarus head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kodjia lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Manowaru blocks an uppercut.
Manowaru tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kodjia's elbow.
Kodjia swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Manowaru working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Manowaru goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Manowaru prevents a body shot from Kodjia.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kodjia blocks an uppercut.
Kodjia can't find room to land a body shot as Manowaru controls the action.
Manowaru blocks an uppercut.
Manowaru works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Kodjia doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

And that's the end of the fight!
Franck Kodjia comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Kodjia 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 William Gold scores the fight 28:29
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 28:29
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Franck Kodjia!

Franck Kodjia made sure to mention his sponsor, Threads of HARDCORE in his post fight interview.

 

Event: GAMMA#817 Spike v Manowaru     
Date:   Mar 21, 2020
#R1#
Manowaru looks to score with a jab to the body but Spike is just out of range.
Spike misses with an attempted mid kick.
Manowaru appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Spike throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Manowaru.
Manowaru throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Manowaru throws a leg kick but Spike sees it coming and moves out of range.
Spike feints and then cracks Manowaru's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Manowaru down.
Spike throws a push kick but Manowaru slaps the foot to one side.
Sunray Spike seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Spike throws a front kick that sends Manowaru stumbling back into the cage.
Manowaru drops his hands momentarily and Spike takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Both fighters circling a little - Spike finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Spike 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.
Spike throws the left hand but Manowaru avoids the punch easily.
Manowaru was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.#T1#
Spike throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Spike backing away here, and Manowaru unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Manowaru throws an overhand right that lands on Spike's shoulder, as Spike tries to avoid the shot.
A counter left hand to the body from Spike misses its target.
Manowaru on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Spike throws a big shot that misses.
Manowaru wants to counter the offense by Spike and move into the clinch position.
Manowaru ducks under a wild hook from Spike.
Spike goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Manowaru swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Spike wants to slow Manowaru down by chopping away at his legs.
Manowaru on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Spike swings for the body but Manowaru moves out of range.
And Manowaru responds with a good body kick, but Spike manages to step out the way in time.
A cross from Spike lands.
Manowaru throws a mid kick that lands with a slap. #T2#
A decent looking body kick lands there for Spike.
Spike throws a sloppy head kick and Manowaru moves out of range easily.
Manowaru pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Manowaru misses with a lunging right hand
and Spike counters with a body kick that stops Manowaru in his tracks momentarily.
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!
Manowaru ducks under a wild hook from Spike.
Manowaru throws a head kick that misses.
Spike lands with a cross.
Spike misses with a right hand
and Manowaru counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Manowaru tries to work over Spike's front leg with a kick but Spike checks it.
Spike was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Manowaru misses with an uppercut. Spike saw that one coming.
Spike seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.#T3#
Spike scores with a nice body kick.
Spike checks a leg kick.
A good leg kick by Spike.
Spike tests Manowaru's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Spike loads up on a big right hand but Manowaru slips the punch.
Spike 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.
A jab lands there for Spike.
Spike lands with a nice body kick.
Manowaru keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Spike bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.#T4#
Manowaru takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
A lazy left from Manowaru finds it's target.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Spike throws a low kick, looking for Manowaru's leg but Manowaru calmly moves out of range.
Spike blocks a leg kick.
Manowaru has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Spike.
Spike lands an overhand right.
Spike looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Manowaru throws a lazy uppercut
and Spike counters with a one-two to the body.
Spike ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Spike moves out of range as Manowaru throws a body kick.
It appears Spike was looking to counter with a kick there.
Spike with a jab.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Sunray Spike dominated that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.
#R2#
Spike looks to land a body kick but Manowaru moved away.
Spike checks a leg kick nicely.
A nice leg kick lands there from Spike.
The fighters circling - Manowaru throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Spike lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Manowaru at a distance.
Spike is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Manowaru can do to turn this around?
Spike avoids a kick to the body.
Manowaru lands a jab to Spike's midsection.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Manowaru might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Spike has got the better of the exchanges.
A big left from Spike misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Manowaru has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Manowaru there as he acknowledges the shot.
Spike cracks a nice hook into Manowaru's ribs.
An inside leg kick lands from Spike. #T1#
A lazy body kick from Manowaru
and Spike counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Spike scores with a jab. Manowaru acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
A looping hook to the body misses from Spike. Manowaru does a little dance to reset his feet.
A little jabbing left from Manowaru on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Manowaru throws a jab but it's blocked by Spike.
Spike thinks about countering with a body kick.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Spike.
Manowaru bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Manowaru takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Manowaru blocks a head kick by Spike.
Spike tests Manowaru's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Manowaru throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.#T2#
Manowaru scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Manowaru lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sloppy strikes from Spike. Those never looked like landing.
Manowaru lands a nice looking body kick.
Manowaru closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Manowaru blocks the body kick.
Spike darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Spike lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Manowaru wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Spike takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.#T3#
Spike slips under a jab from Manowaru.
An attempted straight right counter from Spike misses the target.
Spike takes a swing at Manowaru's ribcage but misses.
Spike throws out a loose jab but Manowaru uses good head movement to avoid it.
Spike throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Manowaru.
It seemed like Manowaru was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Manowaru misses with a looping right.
Spike throws a head kick that misses
letting Manowaru counter with a right hand.
Spike lands a nice looking kick to the body. Manowaru takes a step back to recover.
Manowaru lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Spike takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.#T4#
Manowaru finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Manowaru steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Spike. That one must have hurt.
Spike throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Spike misses with a head kick.
Manowaru sizes up Spike with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Manowaru connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Spike lands a lovely overhand right.
Manowaru tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Spike was well out of range. Poor timing from Manowaru.
Manowaru looks to throw a body kick
and Spike makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Manowaru really felt that one!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Sunray Spike dominated that second round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!
#R3#
Spike misses with a body shot.
A nice leg kick lands there from Spike.
Manowaru ducks under a wild hook from Spike.
Spike misses with a series of wild punches.
Spike tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Manowaru looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Sunray Spike is winning the standup battle so far.
Manowaru buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Spike ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Manowaru misses with a hook.
Spike takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.#T1#
Manowaru throws a predictable looking body shot
and Spike counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Spike is looking to chop away at Manowaru's legs.
Spike throws a push kick but Manowaru slaps the foot to one side.
Spike scores with a head kick.
Spike lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Manowaru dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Manowaru attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
A big left from Manowaru misses.
Spike moves away from the strike by Manowaru.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Manowaru.
Hiro Manowaru has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Spike connects with a body shot that sends Manowaru's belly button to the back.
Manowaru connects with a body shot.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Spike tests Manowaru's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Manowaru throws out a loose jab but Spike uses good head movement to avoid it.
Manowaru closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Spike misses with a right hand
and Spike takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Manowaru's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Spike throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Manowaru sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A chopping leg kick lands by Manowaru.
Spike with a body punch. A glancing blow. #T3#
Nice jab there from Spike.
Spike connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Spike tries to bum rush Manowaru with a series of wild strikes but Manowaru uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Manowaru appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Manowaru throws a leg kick
and Spike counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Manowaru avoids the head kick by Spike.
Manowaru scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Spike lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Manowaru has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Manowaru misses with a low kick.
Spike swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Spike lands a glancing blow to the side of Manowaru's head.#T4#
Manowaru avoids the head kick by Spike.
Manowaru throws a leg kick that misses.
Manowaru moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Spike tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Manowaru misses with a lunging right hand
and Spike connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Manowaru misses with the body kick
and Spike makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Manowaru really felt that one!
Manowaru takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Good exchange - Spike coming out on top.
Manowaru staying out of range there.
Manowaru uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Spike.
Spike throws a sloppy head kick and Manowaru moves out of range easily.

And that's the end of the fight!
Sunray Spike showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Spike 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 James Atkins scores the fight 30:27
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 30:27
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Sunray Spike!

Sunray Spike bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.

 

Event: GAMMA#813 Spike v Saric     
Date:   Feb 22, 2020
#R1#
Manowaru misses with a looping right.
Steele throws a hook but Manowaru avoids it easily.
Steele throws a nice looking combination but Manowaru bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Steele is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Manowaru.
We've been informed that Steele has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Manowaru fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Steele on the side of the head.
Steele misses with a straight right.
Steele dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Manowaru avoids the body shot from Steele.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Manowaru.
A right-left combo lands from Steele.
Steele scores with a nice right hand.
Steele misses with a hook. Manowaru ducked under it nicely.
Jason Steele seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Manowaru bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Steele just manages to avoid a counter high kick fromManowaru.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Steele swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Manowaru has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Steele finds it's way round the side to connect with Manowaru's head.
Manowaru has been working on his boxing with his coaches at The Wild Beasts Zoo in the buildup to the fight.
Manowaru keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Steele takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section. #T1#
Manowaru throws a leg kick but Steele moved away.
Steele misses the shot to the body.
Steele scores with a three punch combo!
Steele drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Steele tries to clinch but Manowaru is having none of it.
Manowaru was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Manowaru looks to throw the jab but Steele is out of range.
Steele unleashes a big counter combination but Manowaru bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Steele thows a left - swing and a miss!
Manowaru takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Manowaru uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Steele.
Steele misses the body punch
and Manowaru counters with a straight right hand.
Steele has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Manowaru.
Steele steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Manowaru.
Manowaru throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Manowaru uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Steele.
Steele moves out of range as Manowaru throws a body kick. #T2#
Steele looks to land a right hand but Manowaru moved out of range.
Steele misses with a few strikes there.
A telegraphed right hand from Manowaru misses the target.
Manowaru takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Steele throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Steele just misses with a punch to the body.
Manowaru feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Steele lands a jab to the head.
Steele ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Steele lands a body shot.
Steele throws a body shot but no joy.
Manowaru uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Steele.
A looping hook to the body misses from Steele. Manowaru does a little dance to reset his feet.
Manowaru fires out a quick counter leg kick but Steele just manages to avoid it.
Steele lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Manowaru backs up against the cage.
Manowaru looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Steele lands with a nice body punch. #T3#
Manowaru moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Steele misses the shot to the body.
Steele throws a big shot that misses.
Steele throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Manowaru was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
A nice combination there by Steele.
Manowaru on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Steele fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Manowaru manages to avoid it.
An attempted straight right counter from Manowaru misses the target.#CL2#
Steele closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Manowaru works on Steele's body with a couple of short punches.
Manowaru lands a nice shot to the body.
Steele looks winded!
Manowaru misses with a hook to the ribs.
Manowaru lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Steele backwards.
Steele tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Steele pushes off an throws an elbow but Manowaru leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Manowaru scores with a shot to the side of Steele's head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Manowaru misses with a punch on the inside.
A right handed body shot lands from Steele.
Manowaru tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked. #T4#
Manowaru makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Manowaru prevents a body shot from Steele.
A short uppercut from Steele.
Manowaru tries a body shot but Steele blocks it. #BC#
Manowaru breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Steele lands a body shot.
Steele is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Manowaru rather than just go for the knockout.
Steele connects with a looping right hand.
Manowaru lands a jab to the nose.
Steele scores with a body shot.
Manowaru takes a swing at Steele's ribcage but misses.
A left lands for Steele.
Manowaru wants to slow Steele down by chopping away at his legs.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.#CL2#
Steele clinches.
Manowaru struggles to land a body shot inside as Steele controls his hands.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Steele.
Steele digs a right hand underneath Manowaru's ribcage. Manowaru let out a lung full of air as it connected.#BC#
Manowaru's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jason Steele dominated that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!
#R2#
Steele avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Manowaru misses with a kick to the body.
Manowaru moves forwards but Steele connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Steele scores with a nice strike.
A punch combination from Steele misses.
Manowaru keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Manowaru loads up on a big right hand but Steele slips the punch.
A countering left hand to the body from Steele misses.
Manowaru takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Steele throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Manowaru throws out a loose jab but Steele uses good head movement to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Steele misses with a hook to the body
and Manowaru counters with a left to the body.
Steele throws a nice looking combination but Manowaru bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Steele throws a hook to the side of Manowaru's head but Manowaru sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Manowaru throws a poor cross that misses
and Steele counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Manowaru avoids a punch combination nicely. #T1#
Steele throws out a loose jab but Manowaru uses good head movement to avoid it.
As Steele backs away, Manowaru returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Manowaru takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Jason Steele seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Steele just misses with a punch to the body.
Steele dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Steele looks to score with a jab to the body but Manowaru is just out of range.
Manowaru throwing a counter right hand but Steele manages to avoid it.
A jab from Steele does it's job there.
Manowaru throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Steele misses with a combination
and Manowaru counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Manowaru moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Manowaru ducks under a wild hook from Steele.
Manowaru throws a leg kick but Steele sees it coming and moves out of range.
A jab from Steele misses. #T2#
Steele throws a shot to the body.
Manowaru is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Steele.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Manowaru misses with a looping right.
A telegraphed right hand from Steele misses the target.
As Steele backs away, Manowaru returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Steele is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Manowaru.
A cross from Steele lands.
Manowaru swings for the body but Steele moves out of range.
Manowaru walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Steele slips a jab from Manowaru.
Manowaru takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Steele throws a right and a left that Manowaru avoids nicely.
Manowaru ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Manowaru throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
A low kick from Manowaru is predictable there
and Steele counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.#T3#
Steele cracks Manowaru with a good jab.
Manowaru misses with a body kick.
Steele looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Steele throws a left and a right that both miss
and Manowaru counters with a solid body kick.
Steele is breathing heavily.
Steele takes a swing at Manowaru's ribcage but misses.
Manowaru connects with a body shot.
Steele missing with a left hand there. Manowaru was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Nice body punch from Manowaru.
Steele throws a left and a right that both miss
and Manowaru finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
A leg kick checked by Steele.
Manowaru throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Steele throws a counter combo.
Manowaru with a jab.
Steele misses the body punch
and Manowaru counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Manowaru throws a hook to the side of Steele's head but Steele sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Steele has been the more effective fighter overall so far.#T4#
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Steele misses with a hook to the body #KD#
and Manowaru counters with a nice right hand that sends Steele toppling to the canvas! Steele scrambles and gets back to his feet - can Manowaru finish him?!
Steele throws a right and a left that both miss.
Manowaru loads up on a big right hand but Steele slips the punch.
Manowaru lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Manowaru keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Steele steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Manowaru.
Steele misses with a lunging right hand
and Manowaru counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Manowaru slips a straight right by Steele.
Steele connects with a body shot.
Steele takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Manowaru looks to land a right hand but Steele moved out of range.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Steele throws a jab but it's blocked by Manowaru.
Steele throws a body punch but Manowaru moves out of range.
Steele throws a predictable looking body shot
and Manowaru counters with a straight right hand.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Hiro Manowaru will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!
#R3#
Steele misses with a lunging right hand #KD#
and Manowaru counters with a crisp right hand that drops Steele! Manowaru lets Steele back up to his feet, looking for a finish!
Manowaru throws a wild body kick that Steele sees coming a mile off.
Steele misses the body punch
and Manowaru counters with an outside leg kick.
Steele just misses with a punch to the body.
Steele lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Steele sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.#KD#
Manowaru sends Steele crashing to the mat with a devastating uppercut! Manowaru is motioning to the referee to let Steele up. He wants to try and finish this one on the feet!#ROC#
Steele is rocked!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Manowaru fakes the body blow, causing Steele to drop his hands! Left hook to the temple! Steele goes stiff, and falls face first into the mat. Goodnight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:36 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Hiro Manowaru!
In his post fight interview, Hiro Manowaru started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.

 

Event: GAMMA#807 Spike v Pony     
Date:   Jan 18, 2020
#R1#
Manowaru finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Manowaru scores with a jab. Napoleon acknowledges it with a nod of the head. #CUT2#
It looks like Buster Napoleon has been cut.
Napoleon misses with a looping right.
Manowaru takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
A big right from Napoleon misses.
Manowaru lands a nice looking kick to the body. Napoleon takes a step back to recover.
Napoleon takes one to the side of the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Napoleon throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Manowaru.
Manowaru has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Napoleon misses with a straight left.
Napoleon walks into a stiff left hand from Manowaru.
Napoleon cracks the inside of Manowaru's front leg. #T1#
Napoleon steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Manowaru. That one must have hurt.
Napoleon moves away from the strike by Manowaru.
Nice cross by Manowaru.
Manowaru lands with an uppercut that bounces Napoleon off the cage and back into range.#CUT2#
Buster Napoleon's cut is getting worse.
Napoleon tries to score a power double leg takedown but Manowaru sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Napoleon somewhat.
Manowaru throws a leg kick which misses Napoleon's front leg but catches the back leg as Napoleon tries to avoid it.
Manowaru throws a good cross that connects. #T2#
Manowaru throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
A looping hook to the body misses from Napoleon. Manowaru does a little dance to reset his feet.
Manowaru tries a quick counter leg kick but Napoleon is wise to it.
Napoleon tries a head kick but it misses.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Manowaru.
Napoleon uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Manowaru.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Manowaru throws a poor cross that misses
and Napoleon counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Napoleon misses with a straight left.
Manowaru lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
A jab from Manowaru misses.
Napoleon takes a swing at Manowaru's ribcage but misses.
Manowaru flicks out a counter leg kick but Napoleon steps away.
Napoleon throws a leg kick which misses Manowaru's front leg but catches the back leg as Manowaru tries to avoid it. #T3#
Manowaru works the jab nicely.
Napoleon buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Manowaru wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.#KD2#
Manowaru lands a big uppercut and Napoleon crumbles to the floor! The ref thinks about stopping the fight but Napoleon looks OK. Manowaru waves Napoleon back to his feet!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Napoleon misses with a body punch
and Manowaru counters with a huge right that knocks Napoleon out cold! Manowaru is running around with a crazed look on his face - you can see how much that meant to him!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:33 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Hiro Manowaru!
An out of breath Hiro Manowaru thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
Buster Napoleon spoke after the fight, saying 'Holy shit you hit hard. I will go do some neck exercises and come back to MACAW YOU!'.

 

Event: GAMMA#803 Bolleke v Imbula     
Date:   Dec 21, 2019
#R1#
Vee moves out of range of the leg kick from Manowaru.
Manowaru lands with a cross. #CUT#
It looks like Brandon Vee has been cut.
Vee throws a right and a left that Manowaru avoids nicely.
And Manowaru counters with a quick kick to the body but Vee blocks it.
Vee tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Manowaru was well out of range. Poor timing from Vee.
Brandon Vee seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Vee misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Manowaru.
Manowaru throws a looping overhand right but Vee ducks down to avoid it.
Vee scores with a hook.
Vee throws out a loose jab but Manowaru uses good head movement to avoid it.
Manowaru takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Manowaru looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Vee thows a left - swing and a miss!
Manowaru keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
It appears Manowaru was looking to counter with a kick there.
Manowaru takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Nice shot by Vee.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Vee tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Manowaru was well out of range. Poor timing from Vee.
Vee throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Manowaru is looking to counter with a body kick.
Vee wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.#T1#
Vee bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Manowaru's head.
Vee lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
A slow jab from Vee misses its intended target.
Vee throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Manowaru stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Vee throws a body shot but no joy.
Vee misses with a hook
and Vee takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Vee swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Vee lands a jab to Manowaru's midsection.
Manowaru scores with a leg kick.
We've been informed that Vee has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Vee takes a jab right on the kisser.
Manowaru ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Manowaru lands with a right hand.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Manowaru staying out of range there.
A little feinted left hand from Manowaru on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Manowaru lands a slapping body shot.
Vee looks winded!
Manowaru works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Manowaru thuds his right hand into Vee's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.#T2#
Vee takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Manowaru weaves into range and cracks Vee right on the temple with a beautiful overhand right! Vee goes down! He's out cold! Wow, what a beautiful knockout! Manowaru is strutting round the canvas like a movie star as the camera bulbs flash frantically.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:13 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Hiro Manowaru!
Hiro Manowaru thanked the fans post fight for their support.
Brandon Vee was interviewed post fight and said 'I didn't lose that fight in my mind. True victory is to give all of yourself, without regret. '.

 

Event: GAMMA#798 Fungus v Sidious     
Date:   Nov 16, 2019
#R1#
Tua staying out of range there.
Manowaru takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Manowaru will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Tua scoring well with a low kick there.
Manowaru goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Tua chopping away at his opponent's legs.
A shot to the body from Tua misses
and Manowaru counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Tua feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Manowaru's calf.
Manowaru tries to move into range but Tua moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Tua will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Tua misses with an uppercut. Manowaru saw that one coming.
Manowaru was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Manowaru needs to keep his hands up - Tua had a free shot at his head there.
Manowaru slips a jab from Tua .
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!
Tua loads up on a big right hand but Manowaru slips the punch.#T1#
Tua goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Manowaru has been working on his boxing with his coaches at The Wild Beasts Zoo in the buildup to the fight.
Manowaru blocks the body kick.
Manowaru walks forward, straight into a front kick from Tua .
Manowaru throws a front kick aimed at Tua 's knee but Tua avoids it well.
A lazy left from Manowaru finds it's target.
Manowaru throws a sloppy head kick and Tua moves out of range easily.
Tua scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Tua throws a looping overhand right but Manowaru ducks down to avoid it.
Tua connects with a body shot.
Manowaru throws a half hearted mid kick.
The fighters circle momentarily. Manowaru darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Tua lands with a thumping leg kick.
Tua tries to score with a low kick but Manowaru moves his leg out of the way.
David Tua seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#T2#
Tua works the jab nicely.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Tua swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Tua throws a hook but Manowaru blocks it.
Manowaru tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Tua was well out of range. Poor timing from Manowaru.
Tua looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Tua swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Manowaru loads up on a big right hand but Tua slips the punch.
Manowaru is looking to slow Tua down with leg kicks.
Manowaru throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
A nice inside leg kick there by Tua . That's going to slow Manowaru down.
Manowaru defending well as Tua loads up on a big left hand.
Manowaru jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Manowaru wants to clinch.
A nice side step and Tua releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Manowaru throws a jab but it's blocked by Tua . #T3#
Manowaru dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Tua misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Manowaru cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Tua throws the left hand but Manowaru avoids the punch easily.
Tua throws the kick towards the body but Manowaru avoids it.
A slow jab from Manowaru misses its intended target.
Manowaru blocks the body kick.
Manowaru swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Tua .
The fight stays on the outside here - Tua looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Manowaru quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Tua scores with a push kick.
Tua throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Tua throws a hook to the side of Manowaru's head but Manowaru sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.#T4#
Tua throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Tua punishes Manowaru's body with a nice straight punch.
Manowaru on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Manowaru misses with a body shot
and Tua counters with a straight right hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Manowaru has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Manowaru checks a low kick from Tua .
Manowaru appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
A slapping leg kick lands for Tua .
Tua fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Manowaru manages to avoid it.
A quick step to the side and Manowaru tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.#CL2#
Tua rushes Manowaru and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Tua tries to work over Manowaru's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Manowaru scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Manowaru misses with a body punch.
Manowaru lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Tua backwards.
Tua pushes Manowaru back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

David Tua dominated that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!
#R2#
Tua looks to land a combination but Manowaru avoids it well.
Tua throws a head kick that half lands.
Manowaru throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Tua has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Tua throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A swing and a miss from Tua .
Manowaru quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Tua with a jab.
Manowaru checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Tua misses with a low kick.
Tua feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Manowaru's calf.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The fight stays on the outside here - Tua looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Tua throws a leg kick but Manowaru sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Manowaru tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Tua jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent. #T1#
Tua looks to clinch
and Manowaru cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Tua bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Tua throws a body shot but no joy.
Manowaru is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Tua scores with a leg kick.
Manowaru connects with a jab.
Manowaru digs a good hook to Tua 's body.
A jab from Manowaru does it's job there.
Some wild striking there from Manowaru.
A little jabbing left from Tua on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Manowaru circles away from the clinch attempt.
Tua throws a body kick that misses
and Manowaru counters with a low kick, right behind Tua 's knee.
Tua cracks the inside of Manowaru's front leg.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Manowaru tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion. #T2#
Tua takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Manowaru misses with a hook. Tua ducked under it nicely.
Tua misses with an uppercut. Manowaru saw that one coming.
Tua throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Manowaru.
Tua is looking to clinch but Manowaru is avoiding it.
Manowaru has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
A solid leg kick lands there for Tua .
Tua moves out of range of the body kick.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Tua ! But no joy.
Tua misses with a low kick.
Manowaru lands a glancing blow to the side of Tua 's head.
Manowaru takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
An inside leg kick lands from Tua .
Tua stuns Manowaru with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Tua misses with the body kick
and Manowaru counters with a straight right hand.#T3#
Manowaru lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
A swing and a miss from Tua .
Tua moves out of range as Manowaru throws a body kick.
Tua let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Tua takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Nice body kick from Tua .
Tua takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Manowaru cracks Tua with an open hand slap.
Tua misses with a hook.
Tua doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Manowaru lands with an uppercut that bounces Tua off the cage and back into range.
Tua throws a sloppy head kick and Manowaru moves out of range easily.
Manowaru is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Manowaru swings for the body but Tua moves out of range. #T4#
Manowaru bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Manowaru swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Manowaru uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Tua .
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Manowaru, as that shot connected.
Nice defenses there by Tua .
Tua misses with a looping right.
Tua takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Tua scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Tua is looking to clinch.
Tua throws a looping overhand right but Manowaru ducks down to avoid it.
Manowaru walks into a stiff left hand from Tua .
Manowaru waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Tua .
Tua buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but David Tua will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!
#R3#
A slow jab from Manowaru misses its intended target.
Manowaru swings for the body but Tua moves out of range.
A nice side step and Tua releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Tua throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Tua comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Tua jabs Manowaru to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Tua misses the jab.
Good shot there by Tua .
Tua dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Manowaru. That did some damage!
Manowaru uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Tua .
Manowaru is looking to counter with a body kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tua looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Manowaru throwing a counter right hand but Tua manages to avoid it.
Manowaru moves out of range as Tua throws a body kick.
Manowaru appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Manowaru looks to land a body kick but Tua moved away.
Tua throws a looping overhand right but Manowaru ducks down to avoid it. #T1#
Tua will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Manowaru ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Manowaru jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Manowaru moves out of range as Tua strikes.
Manowaru stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Tua .
A decent looking body kick lands there for Manowaru.
Tua takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Manowaru throws a quick inside leg kick.
Manowaru lets loose with a powerful body kick. Tua will feel that in the morning.
Tua gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Manowaru counters with a nice low kick that buckles Tua 's knee momentarily.
Manowaru misses with a kick to the body.
Manowaru keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A little feinted left hand from Manowaru on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Tua connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Hiro Manowaru has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
David Tua is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.#T2#
A big right from Manowaru misses.
Donk. Manowaru catches Tua right on the button with a cross.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Tua keeps the fight on the outside.
Tua moves out of range of the leg kick from Manowaru.
Tua connects with a leg kick. Manowaru looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Tua dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Tua looks to score with a jab to the body but Manowaru is just out of range.
Manowaru throws a big counter combination but Tua scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Manowaru moves out of range as Tua strikes.
Manowaru swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Tua throws out a loose jab but Manowaru uses good head movement to avoid it.
Tua scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Tua tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Manowaru manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Manowaru throws a counter high kick but Tua was just alert enough to avoid it.#T3#
Manowaru drops his hands momentarily and Tua takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Manowaru has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Tua .
Tua throws a head kick that misses.
Manowaru throws a leg kick but Tua sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Tua was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Manowaru steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Tua .
Tua tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Manowaru paws at him with a jab and circles away.#KD#
Manowaru cracks Tua with a big right hand that sends him to the floor! Tua looks wobbly but he's sprung back up to his feet straight away… can Manowaru finish him? #ROC#
Tua is rocked!#CUT#
It looks like David Tua has been cut.
Manowaru's legs have taken a beating and he's really slowing down as a result.
Manowaru uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Tua .
Manowaru is looking to counter punch.
A jab from Tua misses.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Manowaru keeps Tua at a distance using the push kick.
Tua keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Manowaru.
Tua throws a push kick but Manowaru slaps the foot to one side.
Manowaru was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.#T4#
Manowaru checks a leg kick nicely.
Tua cracks Manowaru with a right hand to the side of the head.
David Tua seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Tua looks for the body kick but Manowaru saw that one coming.
It looked like Manowaru was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Tua .
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Manowaru.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Tua .
Manowaru misses with a straight right.
Tua swings for the body but Manowaru moves out of range.
Manowaru takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
A big left from Manowaru misses.
Tua connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Tua looks for the body kick but Manowaru saw that one coming.
Tua checks the leg kick nicely there.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Hiro Manowaru.
I think Tua 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 Andrew Berry scores the fight 29:30
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 29:30
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 29:29

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... David Tua !

David Tua decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.

 

Event: GAMMA#794 Steel v Tua     
Date:   Oct 19, 2019
#R1#
Dog lands a nice leg kick that just misses Manowaru's sensitive parts.
Dog throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Manowaru on the side of the head.
Manowaru displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Dog throws out the jab.
Dog throws a looping overhand right but Manowaru ducks down to avoid it.
Manowaru takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Manowaru looks for the body kick but Dog saw that one coming.
Dog was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Dog lands with a kick to the ribs.
Manowaru tries to move into range but Dog moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Manowaru looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Dog throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Manowaru counters with a good low kick that Dog was not able to check.
A looping hook to the body misses from Manowaru. Dog does a little dance to reset his feet.#CL#
Dog moves into range and clinches up with Manowaru.
A frustrated look appears on Dog's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Manowaru misses with a body punch.
Dog misses with a short punch on the inside.
Still in the clinch, Manowaru scores with a nice short uppercut.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A left hand lands to the body for Dog.
Manowaru lands a hook that snaps the head of Dog backwards.
Manowaru can't find room to land a body shot as Dog controls the action. #T1#
Manowaru misses with a hook from the clinch. #BC#
Dog pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Dog throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Manowaru looks for the body kick but Dog saw that one coming.
Nice straight punches there by Dog. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Dog.
Manowaru ducks right into an uppercut from Dog.
Dog tries a head kick but it misses.
Dog throws a series of punches but Manowaru avoids them all with ease.
Manowaru looks to land a right hand but Dog moved out of range.
Manowaru scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Manowaru lands a nice hook to Dog's body. Dog takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Manowaru scores with a jab to the jaw.
Manowaru tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Dog slips a straight right by Manowaru.#T2#
Dog moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Dog tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Manowaru was well out of range. Poor timing from Dog.
Manowaru goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Dog avoids a kick to the body. #CL#
Dog rushes Manowaru and presses him up against the cage.
Manowaru tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage. #BC#
Dog manages to break the clinch.
Dog throws a nice head kick!
Dog looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Dog misses the shot to the body.
Dog's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Manowaru connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Dog scrambles back to his feet.
Dog punishes Manowaru's body with a nice straight punch.
Dog connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Manowaru loads up on a big right hand but Dog slips the punch.
Dog misses with a leg kick
letting Manowaru counter with a right hand. #T3#
Dog moves out of range as Manowaru strikes.
Manowaru walks into a straight right hand from Dog.
Dog avoids a kick to the body.
A telegraphed right hand from Dog misses the target.
Manowaru counters with a body kick.
Manowaru ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Manowaru checks the leg kick nicely there.
Dog tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Manowaru looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
A lazy left from Manowaru finds it's target.
Big Dog seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Manowaru blocks the body kick.
Dog lands a nice shot that snaps Manowaru's head back.
Dog throws a body punch but Manowaru moves out of range.
Dog throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Manowaru counters with a stiff right hand. #ROC2#
Dog is rocked!
Manowaru ducks down and throws a big overhand right - it lands flush on the jaw, knocking Dog out cold! The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Hiro Manowaru!
A relieved looking Hiro Manowaru thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
The defeated Big Dog had this to say: 'My manager sucks! He doesn't know how to set sliders!'.

 

Event: GAMMA#790 Sidious v Fungus     
Date:   Sep 21, 2019
#R1#
Conservative fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Manowaru looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Manowaru throws a poor cross that misses
and Conservative connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
A shot to the body from Manowaru misses
and Conservative counters with a nice body shot.
Conservative works the jab nicely.#CUT#
It looks like Hiro Manowaru has been cut.
Conservative throws a leg kick that misses.
Manowaru steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Conservative.
Conservative tries to clinch up but Manowaru circles away and keeps his distance.
Manowaru missing with a left hand there. Conservative was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Manowaru throws a sloppy head kick and Conservative moves out of range easily.
Conservative was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Conservative misses with an uppercut. Manowaru saw that one coming.
Manowaru only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Conservative throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nice body kick there by Conservative.
Manowaru looks winded!
Conservative feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Manowaru's calf.
Manowaru ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Conservative moves away.#T1#
A big right from Conservative misses.
Manowaru throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Manowaru throws a leg kick but Conservative moved away.
Closet Case Conservative seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Manowaru takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Manowaru takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Manowaru on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Conservative misses with a hook.
Manowaru throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
We've been informed that Manowaru has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Conservative lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Conservative throws a body kick that digs right into the meat. #CL#
Conservative closes the distance and pushes Manowaru back into the cage.
Manowaru misses with a hook from the clinch.
Manowaru tries a body shot but Conservative blocks it. #T2#
A head punch blocked on the inside by Manowaru.
Conservative misses with a short punch on the inside.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Conservative throws a head punch that misses.
Nice body punch from Manowaru.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Manowaru.
Manowaru throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Manowaru misses with a punch on the inside.
Manowaru tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Conservative lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Manowaru.
Manowaru lands a left hand.
Manowaru misses with a short punch on the inside.
Manowaru swings wildly with an uppercut but Conservative uses good head movement to avoid it.
Nice body punch from Manowaru - that landed with a thud.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Conservative.
Manowaru prevents a body shot from Conservative.
Conservative throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Conservative goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Manowaru misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Manowaru lands a right hand that snaps the head of Conservative backwards.
Manowaru tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked. #T3#
Manowaru goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Manowaru misses with a punch to the body.
Conservative lands with a light punch inside.
Manowaru blocks an uppercut.
Conservative lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Manowaru backwards.
A hook to the body from Conservative.
A hook to the body from Conservative.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Conservative.
Conservative doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Conservative digs a right hand underneath Manowaru's ribcage. Manowaru let out a lung full of air as it connected.
A short right from Conservative.
Conservative lands an uppercut.
Conservative lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Manowaru backwards.
A short body shot lands from Conservative as the two fighters clinch.
A short right from Conservative on the inside.
Conservative gets through Manowaru's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Conservative lands with a right to the head.
Conservative working some nice short punches in the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Manowaru.
Conservative misses with a body punch.
Conservative tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked. #T4#
Manowaru can't find room to land a body shot as Conservative controls the action.
Manowaru lands a body shot.
Manowaru misses with the head strike.
Manowaru lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Conservative or not.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Conservative.
Manowaru misses with a short punch on the inside.
Conservative lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Manowaru tries a body shot but Conservative blocks it.
A shot in the inside from Conservative.
Conservative is working Manowaru over against the cage.
Conservative throws a punch but it's blocked by Manowaru.
Conservative lands a right hand that snaps the head of Manowaru backwards.
Conservative is working Manowaru over against the cage.
Conservative scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Conservative makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Conservative lands with a short shot to the head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Conservative lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Manowaru backwards.
Conservative lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage. #ROC#
Manowaru is rocked!
A short right hand to the side of the head by Conservative.
Manowaru is still on wobbly legs! Can Conservative finish him?
A head punch on the inside from Manowaru fails to land.
Manowaru blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Manowaru seems to have recovered his senses.
Conservative lands with a right to the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Closet Case Conservative dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Hiro Manowaru's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.
#R2#
Conservative fakes the body blow, causing Manowaru to drop his hands! Left hook to the temple! Manowaru goes stiff, and falls face first into the mat. Goodnight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:05 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Closet Case Conservative!
A victorious Closet Case Conservative thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.

 

Event: GAMMA#787 Shin v Baba     
Date:   Aug 31, 2019
#R1#
Manowaru waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Delsarte.
Delsarte has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Manowaru is landing a low percentage of strikes.
A looping hook to the body misses from Delsarte. Manowaru does a little dance to reset his feet.
Manowaru misses with an uppercut.
Delsarte on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Manowaru is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Delsarte.
A solid leg kick lands there for Manowaru.
Manowaru misses with a hook to the body
and Delsarte counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Manowaru looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Delsarte moves out of range of the body kick from Manowaru.
Delsarte walks forward, straight into a front kick from Manowaru.
Delsarte scores with a head kick. #CUT2#
It looks like Hiro Manowaru has been cut.
Manowaru misses with a wild body shot.
It seemed like Delsarte was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Manowaru waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Delsarte.
Manowaru throws a jab but it's blocked by Delsarte.
A little jabbing left from Delsarte on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Delsarte defending well as Manowaru loads up on a big left hand. #T1#
Manowaru connects with an inside leg kick.
Manowaru checks the leg kick.
Delsarte has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Manowaru.
Manowaru tries a head kick but it misses.
Manowaru swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hiro Manowaru seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Manowaru works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Manowaru is really struggling to find his range with his punches. Delsarte's reach advantage is clearly causing him problems.
Manowaru on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Manowaru misses with a body punch
and Delsarte counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Manowaru takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Delsarte connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Manowaru finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Delsarte looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Manowaru looks to score with a jab to the body but Delsarte is just out of range.
Delsarte defending well as Manowaru loads up on a big left hand. #T2#
Manowaru thows a left - swing and a miss!
Delsarte throws out a counter right but Manowaru avoids it with no problem.
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!
Manowaru just misses with a punch to the body.
Manowaru tries to land a body kick
and Delsarte counters with a nice uppercut.
Delsarte misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Manowaru.
Manowaru misses with a leg kick
letting Delsarte counter with a right hand.
Delsarte slips a straight right by Manowaru.
Manowaru staying out of range there.
Manowaru attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Manowaru throws a low kick but it's checked well by Delsarte.
Manowaru scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Manowaru throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Manowaru takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Manowaru avoids the head kick by Delsarte.
Delsarte is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight. #CUT#
It looks like Gauthier Delsarte has been cut.
Delsarte jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent. #T3#
Manowaru stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Manowaru scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Manowaru. Delsarte does a little dance to reset his feet.
Delsarte is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Delsarte throws a nice looking combination but Manowaru bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Delsarte scores with a hook.
Delsarte misses with a kick to the body.
Delsarte slips under a jab.
Delsarte is looking for the big counter here.
Delsarte takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Manowaru uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Delsarte.
Delsarte has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Delsarte scores with a push kick.
A jab from Delsarte finds it's way through Manowaru's defenses.
A big left from Manowaru misses. #T4#
Manowaru misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Delsarte counters with a nice uppercut.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Manowaru throws a jab when Delsarte was well out of range.
Delsarte moves out of range as Manowaru strikes.
Manowaru on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
A nice combination there by Delsarte.
Manowaru misses with a wild body shot.
Delsarte blocks a leg kick.
Delsarte looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Manowaru looks to score with a jab to the body but Delsarte is just out of range.
Delsarte scores with a kick to the body.
Manowaru is breathing heavily.
Delsarte throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Manowaru is looking to counter punch.
Manowaru misses with a right hand
enabling Delsarte to counter with a crisp jab.
Delsarte throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Manowaru takes a shot to the body in his stride.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Gauthier Delsarte dominated that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.
#R2#
Delsarte lets loose with a powerful body kick. Manowaru will feel that in the morning.#KD2#
Delsarte cracks Manowaru with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Delsarte has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Manowaru to stand back up!#ROC2#
Manowaru is rocked!
BAM! Delsarte delivers a spinning backfist that drops Manowaru like a ragdoll! This is all oooooveeeer! He was out before he hit the ground!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:15 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Spinning Backfist). Gauthier Delsarte!
After winning the bout, Gauthier Delsarte thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.

 

Event: RISE 86- Manowaru Vs. Hantei 2     
Date:   Jul 20, 2019
#R1#
Hantei avoids the body shot from Manowaru.
A cross from Hantei lands.
Manowaru lands a leg kick that knocks Hantei off balance momentarily.
Manowaru tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Hantei walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.#CUT#
It looks like Jimmu Tenno Hantei has been cut.
Hantei pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
We've been informed that Hantei has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Manowaru scores with a shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hantei throws a body punch but Manowaru moves out of range.
Manowaru swings widly with a right hand
letting Hantei counter with a right hand.
Hantei blocks a jab.
Manowaru showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Hantei. #T1#
Hantei throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Manowaru counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Hantei misses with a two punch combination.
An attempted straight right counter from Manowaru misses the target.
Manowaru pivots, looking for a leg kick but Hantei is out of range and Manowaru settles back down.
Hantei let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Manowaru throws a low kick, looking for Hantei's leg but Hantei calmly moves out of range.
A good leg kick by Manowaru.
Hantei checks a low kick from Manowaru.
Hantei paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Hantei misses with a lunging right hand
and Manowaru counters with a stiff right hand.
Hantei just misses with a punch to the body. #T2#
Hantei scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.#CL2#
Hantei closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Hantei lands a body punch in the clinch.
Manowaru has Hantei pressed against the cage, preventing Hantei from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Hantei tries to break free but Manowaru pushes him back against the cage.
Hantei misses with a punch on the inside.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A right handed body shot lands from Manowaru.
Hantei is trying to force a seperation but Manowaru has the dominant position.
Hantei looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.#BC2#
Hantei manages to break the clinch.
Manowaru connects with an inside leg kick.
Hantei fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Manowaru manages to avoid it.#CL2#
Hantei has taken the fight to the clinch.
Manowaru doesn't land with the attempted body shot. #T3#
Manowaru pushes Hantei back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Manowaru lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Manowaru lands an uppercut.
Hantei can't break the clinch.
Manowaru tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Hantei is trying to break the clinch but Manowaru has him pressed against the cage.
Manowaru lands on the inside with an uppercut. #CUT#
That has opened up Jimmu Tenno Hantei's cut even more.
Hantei wants to break free but Manowaru has control.
Hantei has a couple of punches blocked by Manowaru.
Manowaru lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Hantei backwards.
Hantei scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Hantei scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Manowaru works on Hantei's body with a couple of short punches.
Hantei looks winded!
Manowaru scores with a shot to the side of Hantei's head.
A short right from Manowaru.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Manowaru softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Manowaru scores with a shot to the side of Hantei's head.
Manowaru scores with an uppercut up the middle.#CUT#
The cut above Jimmu Tenno Hantei's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Manowaru throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Manowaru lands a body shot.
Manowaru lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Hantei backwards. #T4#
A body shot lands from Manowaru.
Manowaru works on Hantei's body with a couple of short punches.
Manowaru is working Hantei over against the cage.
Manowaru cracks Hantei with a nice body shot.
Manowaru is leaning against Hantei and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Manowaru lands a shoulder strike.
Manowaru misses with a hook to the ribs.
Manowaru digs a right hand underneath Hantei's ribcage. Hantei let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Manowaru lands a left hand that snaps the head of Hantei backwards.
A left hand lands to the body for Manowaru.
Manowaru lands a nice uppercut.
A short right from Manowaru on the inside.
Manowaru lands a right hand.
Manowaru presses Hantei against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Manowaru lands with a left to the head. #CUT#
Jimmu Tenno Hantei's cut is absolute horrible now. This looks like something out of a horror film with blood covering both fighters.
Manowaru tries a body shot but Hantei blocks it.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Manowaru scores with a nice hook to the head.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Hiro Manowaru!
Hiro Manowaru retains his super heavyweight title!
A very excited looking Hiro Manowaru 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.
The defeated Jimmu Tenno Hantei had this to say: 'Being brave means to know something is scary, difficult, and dangerous, and doing it anyway, because the possibility of winning the fight is worth the chance of losing it.'.

 

Event: RFLFN-28 Manowaru Vs.Greenland     
Date:   May 29, 2019
#R1#
Greenland misses with a double jab.
Manowaru lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt. #CUT#
It looks like Paul Greenland has been cut.
Nice uppercut there from Greenland.
Manowaru uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Greenland.
A little feinted left hand from Manowaru on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Manowaru bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Greenland throws a body shot but no joy.
Manowaru slips a jab and a cross from Greenland.
A little feinted left hand from Manowaru on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Greenland misses with a hook
and Greenland takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Greenland jabbing away but nothing is landing. #CL#
Manowaru clinches up against the cage.
Manowaru throws a punch but it's blocked by Greenland.
Manowaru lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A short right from Manowaru on the inside.
Manowaru keeps control of Greenland as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Manowaru scores with an uppercut up the middle.#T1#
Manowaru throws a head punch that misses.
Manowaru tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Greenland's elbow.
Manowaru lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Manowaru lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Manowaru throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Greenlands head.
Manowaru lands a body punch.
Manowaru dips a shoulder and cracks Greenland with a mighty uppercut! Greenland falls back against the cage and Manowaru unloads with a barrage of strikes! Greenland is completely out with his eyes open, only supported by the cage! Save him ref! Eventually the ref decides to do his job and jumps in - Manowaru screams abuse at the incompetent official before going over to celebrate with his corner. Brutal stuff!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:38 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Hiro Manowaru!
Hiro Manowaru retains his super heavyweight title!
Hiro Manowaru thanked the fans post fight for their support.

 

Event: RFL-75 Manuwaru Vs.SSH     
Date:   May 04, 2019
#R1#
SuperHeavyWeight misses with a straight right.
Super SuperHeavyWeight seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
SuperHeavyWeight swings widly with a right hand
and Manowaru counters with a stiff right hand. #CUT#
It looks like Super SuperHeavyWeight has been cut.
SuperHeavyWeight blocks a head kick by Manowaru.
SuperHeavyWeight is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Manowaru with a body shot.
SuperHeavyWeight swings widly with a right hand
and Manowaru counters with a slapping leg kick.
SuperHeavyWeight thows a left - swing and a miss!
SuperHeavyWeight misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
SuperHeavyWeight is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Manowaru connects with a leg kick. SuperHeavyWeight looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
SuperHeavyWeight keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Manowaru.
SuperHeavyWeight's corner calls for a 1-2. SuperHeavyWeight obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
SuperHeavyWeight throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A quick step to the side and Manowaru tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
SuperHeavyWeight scores with the left hand. Manowaru knows he should have avoided that one.
SuperHeavyWeight fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.#T1#
SuperHeavyWeight lands with a good body shot.
Manowaru ducks under a wild hook from SuperHeavyWeight.
Good work by SuperHeavyWeight as he checks the leg kick.
Manowaru slips under a jab.
SuperHeavyWeight lands with an uppercut that bounces Manowaru off the cage and back into range.
SuperHeavyWeight checks a leg kick.
SuperHeavyWeight keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
SuperHeavyWeight scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Manowaru doesn't seem bothered though.
SuperHeavyWeight doesn't manage to clinch there - Manowaru circles away.
Manowaru tries to score with a low kick but SuperHeavyWeight moves his leg out of the way.
Manowaru throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
SuperHeavyWeight digs a good hook to Manowaru's body.
A looping hook to the body misses from SuperHeavyWeight. Manowaru does a little dance to reset his feet.#T2#
SuperHeavyWeight keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Manowaru.
SuperHeavyWeight throws a predictable looking body shot
and Manowaru counters with a nice body kick.
SuperHeavyWeight uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Manowaru.
Manowaru misses with an attempted mid kick.
SuperHeavyWeight has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
SuperHeavyWeight bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
SuperHeavyWeight is looking for the big counter here.
Manowaru waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract SuperHeavyWeight.
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 big left from SuperHeavyWeight misses.
SuperHeavyWeight swings for the body but Manowaru moves out of range.
Manowaru bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps SuperHeavyWeight's head backwards.
SuperHeavyWeight bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
SuperHeavyWeight lands a nice hook to Manowaru's body. Manowaru takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
SuperHeavyWeight misses with a wild body shot.
SuperHeavyWeight throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Manowaru jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.#T3#
SuperHeavyWeight on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Manowaru avoids the body shot from SuperHeavyWeight.
Sloppy strikes from SuperHeavyWeight. Those never looked like landing.
SuperHeavyWeight wants to clinch up but Manowaru keeps it at a distance.
Manowaru throws a front kick that sends SuperHeavyWeight stumbling back into the cage.
SuperHeavyWeight fails in his attempt to clinch.
Manowaru takes one to the chin there.
SuperHeavyWeight fails to land with a series of punches.
Nice uppercut there from SuperHeavyWeight.
SuperHeavyWeight throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd. #CL#
Manowaru rushes SuperHeavyWeight and presses him up against the cage.
SuperHeavyWeight can't find room to land a body shot as Manowaru controls the action.
Manowaru lands a nice uppercut.
Manowaru lands a right hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Manowaru misses with a punch to the body. #T4#
Manowaru misses with a hook from the clinch.
A nice left hand lands by Manowaru.
A nice right hand lands inside from Manowaru.
SuperHeavyWeight throws a punch but it's blocked by Manowaru.
SuperHeavyWeight throws a punch but it's blocked by Manowaru.
Manowaru blocks a body shot from SuperHeavyWeight.
SuperHeavyWeight has a couple of punches blocked by Manowaru.
A short uppercut from Manowaru.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Manowaru.
I was talking to Manowaru's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Manowaru misses with a punch to the body.
A right handed body shot lands from Manowaru.
SuperHeavyWeight looks winded!
Manowaru is leaning against SuperHeavyWeight and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Manowaru lands a left hand that snaps the head of SuperHeavyWeight backwards.
A right hand to the body from Manowaru.
A right hook to the body lands for Manowaru.
A short right from Manowaru.
Manowaru pushes SuperHeavyWeight back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Manowaru lands a hook to the side of the head.
Manowaru is leaning against SuperHeavyWeight and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Manowaru lands with a light punch inside.
Manowaru lands a nice shot to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hiro Manowaru dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Super SuperHeavyWeight'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.
#R2#
Manowaru and SuperHeavyWeight are patiently standing in front of each other looking for an opening. Manowaru throws a head kick. It's landed, knocking SuperHeavyWeight into next week! Ooooh that was huge! Manowaru knows it - he's on the cage flexing is biceps. That's a bit weird considering he won by kick but whatever.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:05 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Hiro Manowaru!
Hiro Manowaru retains his super heavyweight title!
Our winner, Hiro Manowaru, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.

 

Event: RFL-72     
Date:   Apr 13, 2019
#R1#
Manowaru connects with an inside leg kick.
Hiro Manowaru seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Manowaru keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Hantei.
Manowaru looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Manowaru avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
We've been told by Manowaru's head coaches at The Wild Beasts Zoo that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Manowaru looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Hantei scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
A lazy left from Manowaru finds it's target.
Manowaru tries to work over Hantei's front leg with a kick but Hantei checks it.
Hantei appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Manowaru tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Hantei is able to avoid easily.
Hantei looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Hantei loads up on a big right hand but Manowaru slips the punch.
Hantei misses with a wild combination.
Hantei throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hantei moves out of range as Manowaru throws a body kick.
Manowaru avoids the body shot from Hantei.
Hantei misses with a hook.
Manowaru appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
A slapping body kick lands there for Manowaru.#T1#
Hantei takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Hantei rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Manowaru moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Manowaru throws a nice inside leg kick.
Manowaru lands a jab to Hantei's midsection.
Hantei avoids the body shot from Manowaru.
As Manowaru backs off Hantei throws a huge counter combo but Manowaru manages to avoid it all.
Manowaru feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Hantei's calf.
Manowaru getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Manowaru misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hantei.
Manowaru throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Manowaru misses with a looping right.
Hantei unleashes a big counter combination but Manowaru bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Hantei misses with an uppercut. Manowaru saw that one coming.
Manowaru throws a push kick but Hantei slaps the foot to one side.
Manowaru misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Hantei connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Hantei misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Manowaru.
Hantei misses with a series of wild punches. #T2#
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Manowaru misses with a straight right.
Hantei misses with a hook to the body
and Manowaru counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Crunch! Manowaru slams his shin into Hantei's torso.
We've been informed that Hantei has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
A punch lands to the side of Hantei 's head but he takes it in his stride.#CUT#
It looks like Jimmu Tenno Hantei has been cut.
Hantei lands a body shot.
Manowaru blocks a head kick by Hantei.
Manowaru lands with a thumping leg kick.
Manowaru cracks the inside of Hantei's front leg.
Manowaru uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hantei.
Manowaru throws a hook to the side of Hantei's head but Hantei sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Despite the aggression on Hantei's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Manowaru keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Manowaru with a hook.
A cross from Manowaru lands.#T3#
Hantei steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Manowaru.
Hantei throws the left hand but Manowaru avoids the punch easily.
Manowaru swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
A jab from Manowaru finds it's way through Hantei's defenses.
Hantei throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
The crowd cheers as Manowaru lands an impressive looking overhand right. Hantei doesn't seem phased though.
Manowaru throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Manowaru swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Hantei counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Manowaru.
Manowaru explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Manowaru moves out of range of the strikes.
Hantei throws a body punch but Manowaru moves out of range.
Hantei throws a big shot that misses.
A jab from Hantei misses.
A little feinted left hand from Manowaru on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Manowaru lands with a shot to the body. #T4#
Manowaru misses with a body shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Manowaru with a nice cross.
Manowaru doesn't manage to clinch there - Hantei circles away.
Hantei throws a body shot but no joy.
Manowaru ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hantei moves away.
Manowaru lands a nice shot to the body.
Hantei looks winded!
Manowaru cracks a nice hook into Hantei's ribs.
Hantei looks to land a right hand but Manowaru moved out of range.
Manowaru lands a nice leg kick that just misses Hantei's sensitive parts.
A nice inside leg kick there by Manowaru. That's going to slow Hantei down.
Manowaru cracks Hantei with a good jab.#CUT#
That has opened up Jimmu Tenno Hantei's cut even more.
Hantei slips a jab from Manowaru.
Hantei fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Hantei takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hiro Manowaru dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Jimmu Tenno Hantei's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R2#
Manowaru loads up on a big right hand but Hantei slips the punch.
Manowaru throws a looping overhand right but Hantei ducks down to avoid it.
Hantei throws out a counter right but Manowaru avoids it with no problem.
Manowaru throws a lazy right hand but Hantei sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
A big left from Manowaru misses.
Hantei looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Hantei might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Manowaru has got the better of the exchanges.
Hantei missing with a left hand there. Manowaru was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Manowaru fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Hantei checks the leg kick.
Hantei misses with an uppercut
and Manowaru counters with a nice body kick.
Hantei works Manowaru's body with a nice hook.
Manowaru works the jab nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hantei fails to land with a series of punches. #CL#
Manowaru instigates a clinch.
Manowaru throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Hanteis head.
Manowaru lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage. #CUT#
The cut above Jimmu Tenno Hantei's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!#BC2#
Hantei breaks from the clinch. #T1#
Manowaru throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Manowaru moves out of range of the strikes.
As Hantei backs away, Manowaru returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Manowaru cracks Hantei with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Manowaru misses the shot to the body.
Hantei takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Manowaru paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Nice uppercut lands for Manowaru. That snapped Hantei's head back. #CUT#
Jimmu Tenno Hantei's cut is absolute horrible now. This looks like something out of a horror film with blood covering both fighters.
Hantei's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Manowaru throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Hiro Manowaru is winning the standup battle so far.
Hantei is breathing heavily.
Hantei misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Manowaru.
Manowaru digs a good hook to Hantei's body.
Manowaru moves away from the strike by Hantei.
Manowaru scores with a jab to the body.
Manowaru is looking to slow Hantei down with leg kicks.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Manowaru scores with a jab to the jaw.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:10 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Hiro Manowaru!
Hiro Manowaru retains his super heavyweight title!
A relieved looking Hiro Manowaru thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
Jimmu Tenno Hantei spoke after the fight, saying 'Being brave means to know something is scary, difficult, and dangerous, and doing it anyway, because the possibility of winning the fight is worth the chance of losing it.'.

 

Event: RFLFN-21 -Morris Vs Tud 3     
Date:   Apr 03, 2019
#R1#
Leng throws a left and a right that both miss
and Manowaru counters with a stiff right hand. #CUT2#
It looks like Fu Leng has been cut.
Manowaru keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Leng.
Fu Leng seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Manowaru pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Leng scores with the left hand. Manowaru knows he should have avoided that one.
Manowaru lands a nice looking body shot.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Manowaru.#CL#
Leng moves into the clinch.
Manowaru is leaning against Leng and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
A short right from Manowaru.
Leng misses with a hook from the clinch.
Manowaru blocks an uppercut.
Leng lands a nice shot to the body.
Manowaru lands with a right to the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Leng lands with a right to the head.
Manowaru blocking some punches. #T1#
Leng blocks an uppercut.
A short right from Leng.
Leng blocks an uppercut.
Manowaru blocks a body shot from Leng. #BC2#
Manowaru breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance. #CL#
Leng has managed to clinch.
Leng fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Manowaru as Leng tries to tie him up.
Leng has a couple of punches blocked by Manowaru.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Manowaru.
Manowaru tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Leng's elbow.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Manowaru.
Manowaru working aggressively here.
Manowaru misses with a short punch on the inside.
A right hand to the body from Manowaru.
A right hand to the body from Leng.
Leng fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Manowaru lands with a short shot to the head. #T2#
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Leng lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nice body punch from Manowaru.
Leng has a couple of punches blocked by Manowaru.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Manowaru creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Leng struggles to land a body shot inside as Manowaru controls his hands.
Leng struggles to land a body shot inside as Manowaru controls his hands.
Leng lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Leng tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Manowaru blocks an uppercut.
Manowaru throws a punch but it's blocked by Leng.
Leng tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Manowaru prevents a body shot from Leng.
Manowaru scores with a nice hook to the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Manowaru.
Manowaru throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Leng is breathing heavily.
Manowaru lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Leng tries to work over Manowaru's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target. #T3#
Manowaru blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Manowaru lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Leng or not.
Manowaru pushes Leng back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Leng has a couple of punches blocked by Manowaru.
Leng blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Leng tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Manowaru's elbow.
Leng working aggressively here.
Manowaru scores with a shoulder strike. #BC2#
Manowaru breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Manowaru staying out of range there.
Leng jabs Manowaru right on the nose. Manowaru blinks but takes it well.
Manowaru fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Leng.
Leng slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Leng tries to clinch up
letting Manowaru counter with a right hand. #T4#
Leng misses with a double jab #CL2#
and Manowaru counters by clinching up.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Leng.
Stalling in the clinch from Manowaru.
Manowaru misses with the head strike.
Leng throws a head punch that misses.
Manowaru tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Leng has a couple of punches blocked by Manowaru.
Leng tries to work over Manowaru's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Manowaru lands an uppercut.#CUT2#
Fu Leng's cut is getting worse.
Manowaru fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Manowaru fails to land.
Leng swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Manowaru lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Manowaru blocking some punches.
Leng lands a shoulder strike.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hiro Manowaru dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Fu Leng's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!
#R2#
Manowaru misses with a wild body shot.
Manowaru takes one to the side of the head.
Leng falls off balance throwing a combination
and Manowaru counters with a nice body kick. #CL#
Leng moves into the clinch.
Manowaru lands a body punch.
Manowaru lands a right hand.
Manowaru struggles to land a body shot inside as Leng controls his hands.
Manowaru swings wildly with an uppercut but Leng uses good head movement to avoid it.
Leng blocks a body shot from Manowaru.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Leng misses with the head strike.
A short body shot lands from Leng as the two fighters clinch.
Manowaru blocking some punches.
Manowaru lands a shoulder strike.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Manowaru fails to land with a short punch on the inside. #T1#
Manowaru can't find room to land a body shot as Leng controls the action.
Manowaru is working Leng over against the cage.
Manowaru swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Still in the clinch, Manowaru scores with a nice short uppercut.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Manowaru lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Leng or not.
A short right from Manowaru.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Manowaru creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Leng's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Manowaru throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Lengs head.
Manowaru gets through Leng's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Manowaru lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Manowaru has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Manowaru lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Leng backwards.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Manowaru lands a big right hand that drops Leng! The killer instinct kicks in and Manowaru finishes his opponent with a series of strikes from mount. A dominating finish by Manowaru!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:50 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Hiro Manowaru!
Hiro Manowaru is the new super heavyweight champion!
Hiro Manowaru seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
The defeated Fu Leng had this to say: 'Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.'.

 

Event: RFL-68     
Date:   Mar 16, 2019
#R1#
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Ryoshun.
Ryoshun scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Manowaru throws the kick towards the body but Ryoshun avoids it.
Manowaru has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Manowaru smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.#CUT2#
It looks like Seishin Ryoshun has been cut.
Manowaru blocks a jab.
Ryoshun throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Manowaru sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Manowaru jabs Ryoshun right on the nose. Ryoshun blinks but takes it well.
Manowaru with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Ryoshun to score with a decent uppercut.
Ryoshun connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Ryoshun throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Ryoshun bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Ryoshun misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
A nice side step and Manowaru releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Ryoshun lands a slapping body shot.
Ryoshun misses the shot to the body.
Manowaru looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Manowaru walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.#T1#
Ryoshun dips to his left and cracks Manowaru with an uppercut!
Ryoshun is trying hard to land a takedown here. Manowaru sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Manowaru smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Manowaru throws a jab when Ryoshun was well out of range.
Ryoshun swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Decent striking displayed by Manowaru there.
Ryoshun shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Manowaru pinned against the cage. Manowaru gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Manowaru now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Ryoshun tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Manowaru defends well and Ryoshun ends up having to push Manowaru into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Seishin Ryoshun. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Manowaru with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Ryoshun to score with a decent uppercut.#KD2#
Manowaru cracks Ryoshun with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Manowaru has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Ryoshun to stand back up!#ROC2#
Ryoshun is rocked!#CUT2#
Seishin Ryoshun's cut is getting worse.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Manowaru batters Ryoshun with a massive right followed by a huge left! Ryoshun is out on his feet looking like a zombie as Manowaru lands a final crushing right hand to drop Ryoshun to the mat with a gruesome thud! Manowaru is running around like a mad man after that fight and for good reason!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Hiro Manowaru!
Hiro Manowaru seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
Seishin Ryoshun was interviewed post fight and said 'Losing feels worse than winning feels good.'.

 

Event: EMP OWF Bunyasarn v Paddington     
Date:   Feb 09, 2019
#R1#
A low kick from Jung misses
and Manowaru connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.#CUT#
It looks like Werner Jung has been cut.
Manowaru seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
The fighters circling - Jung throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Manowaru feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Jung takes a shot right to the bread basket.
We've been informed that Jung has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Jung tries to clinch but Manowaru moves out of range.
Manowaru throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Jung appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.#KD#
Manowaru lands a big uppercut and Jung crumbles to the floor! The ref thinks about stopping the fight but Jung looks OK. Manowaru waves Jung back to his feet!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Manowaru throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A big left from Jung misses.
Manowaru misses the shot to the body.
Jung tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Manowaru cracks Jung with a big right hand that sees him stumbling back against the cage! Jung falls to his knees and Manowaru doesn't need a second invitatation - he rushes in and fires off several unanswered shots that force the referee to stop the fight! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:51 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Hiro Manowaru!
A relieved looking Hiro Manowaru thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

Event: EMP Openweight Semi Finals     
Date:   Jan 19, 2019
#R1#
Manowaru swings for the body but Bandichoo moves out of range.
Manowaru avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Manowaru! But no joy.
Bandichoo blocks the body kick.
Bandichoo pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Manowaru back to the cage. Bandichoo follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
Manowaru lands with a nice body punch.
Bandichoo misses with a straight right.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Manowaru! But no joy.
A head kick from Bandichoo lands but Manowaru takes it in his stride.
Manowaru has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Bandichoo tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Bandichoo throws a lazy right hand but Manowaru sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Manowaru ducks under a wild hook from Bandichoo.
Bandichoo is looking to land body kicks.
Bandichoo throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Manowaru avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Manowaru moves out of range of the strikes.
Bandichoo misses with an uppercut.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Bandichoo thuds his shin into the meat of Manowaru's side.
Bandichoo throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle. #T1#
Manowaru throws a jab when Bandichoo was well out of range.
Manowaru avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Sloppy strikes from Bandichoo. Those never looked like landing.
Bandichoo has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Crapollas Gym in the buildup to the fight.
A low kick from Bandichoo misses
and Manowaru counters with a lovely straight right hand!#CUT2#
It looks like Taz Bandichoo has been cut.
Manowaru goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Taz Bandichoo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Manowaru swings for the body but Bandichoo moves out of range.
Bandichoo misses with a body kick.
Bandichoo lands a high kick!
Bandichoo throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Manowaru's head.
Bandichoo is looking to chop away at Manowaru's legs.
A head kick misses from Bandichoo.
Bandichoo walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Manowaru checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
A jab from Manowaru misses.
Manowaru ducks under a wild hook from Bandichoo.
Bandichoo lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Bandichoo throws a sloppy head kick and Manowaru moves out of range easily. #T2#
This has been an exciting period of action!
Manowaru throws the kick towards the body but Bandichoo avoids it.
Manowaru tries to work over Bandichoo's front leg with a kick but Bandichoo checks it.
A big left from Bandichoo misses.
Manowaru swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Manowaru on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Manowaru takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Bandichoo tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Bandichoo throws out a powerful jab.
Manowaru fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Bandichoo scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Bandichoo misses with a few strikes there.
Bandichoo throws a wild body kick that Manowaru sees coming a mile off.
Bandichoo swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Bandichoo throws a half hearted mid kick.
Manowaru throws a wild body kick that Bandichoo sees coming a mile off.
Manowaru throws the kick towards the body but Bandichoo avoids it.
Bandichoo tries a switch kick but it misses it's target. #T3#
Manowaru tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bandichoo was well out of range. Poor timing from Manowaru.
Bandichoo throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Bandichoo scores with a three punch combo!
Bandichoo throws a head kick but Manowaru moves out of range.
Manowaru let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Manowaru lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Bandichoo has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Bandichoo and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Bandichoo misses with a double jab.
Manowaru throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Bandichoo jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Bandichoo moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Bandichoo tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Manowaru let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Bandichoo misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Manowaru bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Bandichoo fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Manowaru is out of range.
The fighters circling - Bandichoo throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Bandichoo has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Bandichoo there as he acknowledges the shot.
Manowaru blocks a head kick by Bandichoo. #T4#
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Manowaru uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Bandichoo.
Manowaru is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Bandichoo smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Bandichoo lands a head kick. Manowaru smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Manowaru stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Bandichoo.
Manowaru steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Bandichoo.
It seemed like Manowaru was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Bandichoo scores with a one two! Manowaru had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Manowaru walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Manowaru tries to clinch up.
Bandichoo connects with a jab.
Bandichoo cracks Manowaru with a good jab.
Bandichoo thows a left - swing and a miss!
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Manowaru takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Manowaru takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Bandichoo is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Bandichoo misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Bandichoo will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
A nice side step and Manowaru releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Taz Bandichoo dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Taz Bandichoo's cut.
That's time! Bandichoo's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R2#
Bandichoo throws a head kick that misses.
Bandichoo fails to land with a series of punches.
Manowaru just misses with a punch to the body.
Bandichoo is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Manowaru can do to turn this around?
Bandichoo misses with a looping left.
Bandichoo misses with an uppercut.
Manowaru is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Bandichoo with a body shot.
Bandichoo bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Manowaru's head backwards.
Bandichoo connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Bandichoo connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Manowaru momentarily.
Manowaru lands a head shot.
Bandichoo swings widly with a right hand
and Manowaru counters with a right hand to the body.
Manowaru attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Bandichoo blocks a jab.
Bandichoo defending well as Manowaru loads up on a big left hand.
Nice body kick there by Bandichoo.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Manowaru moves out of range of the body kick.
Manowaru misses with an attempted mid kick. #T1#
A left and a right from Bandichoo both land. Nice combination.
Taz Bandichoo is winning the standup battle so far.
Bandichoo scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Bandichoo pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Manowaru uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Bandichoo.
Bandichoo misses with a left hand
and Manowaru counters with a solid body kick.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Manowaru, right into the meat.
A head kick misses from Bandichoo.
Bandichoo takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Bandichoo throws a low kick but it's checked well by Manowaru.
Bandichoo moves out of range of the leg kick from Manowaru.
Manowaru uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Bandichoo.
Bandichoo fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Manowaru on the side of the head.
Bandichoo connects with a body shot that sends Manowaru's belly button to the back.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Manowaru misses with an uppercut.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Manowaru might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Bandichoo has got the better of the exchanges.
Bandichoo throws a head kick but Manowaru moves out of range. #T2#
Bandichoo throws a head kick that misses
and Manowaru counters with a lovely straight right hand!
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Manowaru in the fight. On paper you would think he is the more dominant ground fighter so let's see if these unusual tactics pay off.
Bandichoo misses with a straight right.
Bandichoo on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Manowaru. Manowaru obviously looking to wear him down.
Manowaru defending well as Bandichoo loads up on a big left hand.
Bandichoo misses with an uppercut
and Manowaru counters with a nice leg kick.
Bandichoo scores with a jab to the head.
Bandichoo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Manowaru.
Manowaru throws a nice outside leg kick.
Bandichoo steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Manowaru.
Bandichoo looks to land a right hand but Manowaru moved out of range.
Manowaru counters with a body kick.
Bandichoo darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Manowaru shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
A solid body kick from Manowaru.
Manowaru lands a jab to the head.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Bandichoo throws the kick towards the body but Manowaru avoids it.
Manowaru now looks to counter with a shot at the body.#T3#
Bandichoo looks to throw the jab but Manowaru is out of range.
Manowaru swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Bandichoo throws a sloppy head kick and Manowaru moves out of range easily.
A good leg kick by Bandichoo.
Bandichoo throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Manowaru throws a looping overhand right but Bandichoo ducks down to avoid it.
Manowaru blocks a head kick by Bandichoo.
A left lands for Bandichoo.
Manowaru has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Manowaru swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Manowaru slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Manowaru scores with a shot to the body.
A slow jab from Manowaru misses its intended target.
Bandichoo was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Bandichoo throws the left hand but Manowaru avoids the punch easily.
Manowaru ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Bandichoo moves away.
Manowaru misses with a two punch combination.
Manowaru just manages to avoid a counter high kick fromBandichoo.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Manowaru throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.#T4#
Nice body kick from Manowaru.
It really doesn't seem like the step up in weight is hurting Bandichoo here at all. He's more than holding his own against the bigger man.
A head kick misses from Bandichoo.
Manowaru stuns Bandichoo with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Manowaru fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Bandichoo is out of range.
A quick step to the side and Bandichoo tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bandichoo takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Manowaru misses with an uppercut.
Manowaru buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Manowaru misses the jab.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Manowaru.
Bandichoo tries a head kick but it misses.
A slow jab from Bandichoo misses its intended target.
Manowaru let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Bandichoo throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Bandichoo throws a head kick that misses
and Manowaru counters with a nice body shot.
Manowaru throws the left hand but Bandichoo avoids the punch easily.
Bandichoo throwing a counter right hand but Manowaru manages to avoid it.
Bandichoo looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
It seemed like Manowaru was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Hiro Manowaru will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Taz Bandichoo'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. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!
#R3#
A head kick misses from Bandichoo.
Manowaru appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Bandichoo looks to throw the jab but Manowaru is out of range.
Bandichoo misses with a body shot.
Manowaru looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Bandichoo moves out of range of the body kick.
Manowaru lands with a nice body punch.
Manowaru swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Bandichoo throws a jab but it's blocked by Manowaru.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Manowaru! But no joy.
Bandichoo lands a high kick!
Bandichoo misses with the body kick
and Manowaru counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Manowaru throws a shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Manowaru comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Bandichoo slips under a jab from Manowaru.
Bandichoo swings widly with a right hand
and Manowaru counters with a nice uppercut.
Manowaru fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Bandichoo.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Manowaru throws a low kick but Bandichoo avoids it.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.#T1#
Bandichoo throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Manowaru counters with a right hand to the body.
Manowaru blocks a head kick by Bandichoo.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Bandichoo lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Manowaru has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Manowaru and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Manowaru was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Manowaru takes a swing at Bandichoo's ribcage but misses.
An attempted straight right counter from Bandichoo misses the target.
Manowaru ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Bandichoo moves away.
Bandichoo throws a counter high kick but Manowaru was just alert enough to avoid it.
Manowaru gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Bandichoo moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Manowaru fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Bandichoo is out of range.
Manowaru lands with a good body shot.
Bandichoo misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Manowaru is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Bandichoo rather than just go for the knockout.
Manowaru ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Bandichoo scores with a shot to the body.
An inside leg kick lands from Manowaru. #T2#
Manowaru takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Bandichoo uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Manowaru.
Bandichoo throws a hook but Manowaru blocks it.
Bandichoo throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Manowaru tries a quick counter leg kick but Bandichoo is wise to it.
Bandichoo thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Manowaru if he has to take too many more of those.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A combination from Bandichoo does no damage.
Manowaru ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Bandichoo moves away.
Bandichoo thinks about countering with a body kick.
Bandichoo misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
A head kick by Bandichoo misses
and Manowaru counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Bandichoo swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Manowaru takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Bandichoo throws a series of punches but Manowaru avoids them all with ease.
Manowaru throws out a loose jab but Bandichoo uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bandichoo throws a sloppy head kick and Manowaru moves out of range easily.
Bandichoo throws out a loose jab but Manowaru uses good head movement to avoid it.
Manowaru looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.#T3#
Bandichoo throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Manowaru sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Bandichoo looks to land a left hand but Manowaru moved out of range nicely.
Bandichoo misses with a hook. Manowaru ducked under it nicely.
A big right from Manowaru misses.
Manowaru swings for the body but Bandichoo moves out of range.
Manowaru staying out of range there.
Manowaru raises up his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Manowaru with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Manowaru throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Manowaru just misses with a punch to the body.
Bandichoo lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Manowaru at a distance.
Manowaru blocks the body kick.
Manowaru misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bandichoo.
Manowaru feints and then cracks Bandichoo's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Bandichoo down.
Bandichoo misses with a head kick. #T4#
Manowaru cracks Bandichoo with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Manowaru throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bandichoo throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Bandichoo tries a head kick but it misses.
Bandichoo throws an off balance right hand
enabling Manowaru to counter with a crisp jab.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Bandichoo takes a swing at Manowaru's ribcage but misses.
Bandichoo lands a head kick. Manowaru smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Bandichoo tries a head kick but it misses.
Manowaru lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Bandichoo at a distance.
Bandichoo misses with a hook
and Manowaru makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Bandichoo really felt that one!
Manowaru throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Bandichoo stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Bandichoo keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Manowaru.
Bandichoo is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Manowaru moves out of range of the leg kick from Bandichoo.
Manowaru throws a body punch but Bandichoo moves out of range.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Hiro Manowaru.
I think Manowaru 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 Vladimir Khabensky scores the fight 28:29
Judge Igor Prikhodko scores the fight 28:29
Judge Viktor Lagutenko scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Hiro Manowaru!

Hiro Manowaru decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.

 

Event: EMP SF 2: Gray vs Cooke     
Date:   Dec 15, 2018
#R1#
Manowaru moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Manowaru ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Southall moves away.
Southall changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.#TD#
Southall shoots in and bounces Manowaru off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.#SU#
Manowaru is working an open guard so Southall takes the opportunity to get back to his feet.#TD#
Southall shoots in from a long way out. He's driving through with the takedown attempt and he eventually gets it, landing in Manowaru's guard.
Manowaru looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Manowaru preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Southall throwing strikes but missing.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Manowaru is pulling down on Southall's head to control his posture.
Let's hope that Manowaru has the urge to step up the pace any second now because for the last 15 or 20 seconds he's just been holding on tight.
Manowaru preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage. #T1#
Southall sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Southall makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Southall missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Manowaru has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Southall postures up in Manowaru's guard and throws a big left but Manowaru blocks it.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Southall accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Southall throws a strike but Manowaru rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top. #REVB#
Southall being controlled here, momentarily.
Southall striking off his back, scoring a few points. #T2#
Manowaru controls from within his opponent's guard.
Southall throws some sloppy strikes off his back.
Manowaru stays in close to Southall's body and controls the position.
Manowaru wants to control from the top but Southall keeps moving.
Manowaru controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.
Manowaru is continuing to stall.#REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.#T3#
Southall moves out of range of the body kick.
Southall bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Manowaru misses with a leg kick
and Southall counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Southall connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Manowaru's hands.
Good shot there by Manowaru.#CUT2#
It looks like Neville Southall has been cut.
Manowaru connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
An inside leg kick lands from Manowaru.
Southall misses with a hook to the body
and Manowaru counters with a right hand to the body.
A head kick misses from Southall. #T4#
Southall misses with a straight left.
No joy there for Southall, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Manowaru! But no joy.
Manowaru lands a right hook to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Southall shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Manowaru but Manowaru pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Manowaru throws a predictable looking body shot
and Southall counters with a thumping low kick.
Manowaru misses with an uppercut. Southall saw that one coming.
Southall tries to bum rush Manowaru with a series of wild strikes but Manowaru uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Manowaru throws out a counter right but Southall avoids it with no problem.
Southall walks into a straight right hand from Manowaru.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Neville Southall dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Neville Southall's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!
#R2#
Southall takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Southall on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Neville Southall is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Southall misses with a low kick.
Southall fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Manowaru cracks a nice hook into Southall's ribs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Manowaru jabs at Southall's body.
Manowaru misses with a looping right.
Southall tries to bum rush Manowaru with a series of wild strikes but Manowaru uses good footwork to avoid the assault.#T1#
A looping hook to the body misses from Manowaru. Southall does a little dance to reset his feet.
Manowaru is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Southall.
Southall half committed to a counter leg kick.#CL#
Manowaru tries to keep at a distance but Southall has taken the fight into the clinch.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Manowaru blocks a body shot from Southall.
Southall struggles to land a body shot inside as Manowaru controls his hands.
Manowaru cracks Southall with a nice body shot.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Southall doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Manowaru lands with a short shot to the head.
Southall is trying to maintain a safe position but Manowaru gets an underhook and turns Southall into the cage.#BC2#
Manowaru breaks from the clinch.
A chopping leg kick lands by Manowaru. #TD#
Southall scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.#T2#
Manowaru is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Manowaru manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Manowaru blocks the strikes from Southall.
Manowaru controlling the action here.
Southall 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.
Neville Southall overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Southall throws a strike from the bottom that misses.
Manowaru looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Southall wants to get back to full guard.#T3#
Manowaru is pressing down on Southall's thigh, looking to free his foot. Southall is holding on for now.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Southall has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Manowaru is working away from the top position though.#SUB#
Southall actively working from the bottom here.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Manowaru in particular looking to stall.
Southall missing with punches from the bottom.
Manowaru wants to pass the guard but Southall is defending well.
Manowaru is figuring out what he wants to do next.
Southall looks like he's trying to stand up. #T4#
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Southall trying to control but Manowaru postures up. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Southall has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Southall there as he acknowledges the shot.#TD#
Southall dives in and scores a takedown into Manowaru's guard.
Manowaru trying to keep a closed guard but Southall is proving a slippery customer.
Southall postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Manowaru is adopting a defensive guard.
We're seeing a lot of stalling here from Manowaru.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hiro Manowaru showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Neville Southall's cut.
That's time! Southall's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!
#R3#
Manowaru connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Manowaru looks to land a body kick but Southall moved away.
Southall throws a counter high kick but Manowaru was just alert enough to avoid it.
A jab from Manowaru does it's job there.#CUT2#
Neville Southall's cut is getting worse.
Southall throws a looping overhand right but Manowaru ducks down to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Manowaru displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Southall.
Manowaru steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Southall tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Manowaru defends well and Southall ends up having to push Manowaru into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Manowaru has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.#T1#
Manowaru fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Hiro Manowaru is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Manowaru lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Southall at a distance.
Southall misses with a left hand #KD2#
and Manowaru counters with a crisp right hand that drops Southall! Manowaru lets Southall back up to his feet, looking for a finish!
A low kick from Southall misses
and Manowaru counters with an inside leg kick.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Manowaru misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Southall.
It looked like Southall was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Southall doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Manowaru scores with a nice body kick.
Manowaru lands a jab to Southall's midsection.
Manowaru lands with a nice body kick. #T2#
Manowaru cracks Southall on the jaw with a powerful right hand and Southall falls backwards against the cage. Manowaru follows up with more strikes that drop Southall to his knees. Manowaru keeps the pressure on and the referee jumps in to save Southall! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:10 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Hiro Manowaru!
Hiro Manowaru tried to hype himself up post fight but didn't word it too well and it ended up with him sounding like a bit of a tool.

 

Event: TGC 81     
Date:   Nov 17, 2018
#R1##CL#
Talanoa pushes Manowaru up against the cage in a clinch.
Manowaru lands with a right to the head.
Manowaru misses with a hook to the ribs.
Talanoa wants to take the fight to the mat but Manowaru manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Manowaru misses with a punch to the body.
A left hand lands to the body for Manowaru.
Manowaru working some nice short punches in the clinch.
A left hand lands to the body for Manowaru.
Talanoa is breathing heavily.
Talanoa looking for a takedown.
Manowaru lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Manowaru presses Talanoa against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Manowaru lands a nice shot to the body.
Manowaru lands a body punch in the clinch.
Manowaru is working Talanoa over against the cage.
Manowaru lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A shot in the inside from Manowaru.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Manowaru lands a nice shot to the body.
Good body shot from Manowaru.
Manowaru lands with a short head shot on the inside. #T1#
Manowaru pushes Talanoa back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Still in the clinch, Manowaru scores with a nice short uppercut.
Manowaru lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Manowaru lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Talanoa or not.
Manowaru digs a right hand into Talanoa's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Talanoa's gas tank.
Manowaru lands with a right to the head.
Manowaru is leaning against Talanoa and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Manowaru cracks Talanoa with a nice body shot.
Manowaru lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Manowaru lands a left hand.
A right hand to the body from Manowaru.
Manowaru lands a nice uppercut.
A short body shot lands from Manowaru as the two fighters clinch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A right hand to the body from Manowaru.
Manowaru is working Talanoa over against the cage.
A short right from Manowaru.
Manowaru lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Talanoa.#T2#
Manowaru lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A short uppercut from Manowaru.
Manowaru lands with a light punch inside.
Manowaru makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A short right from Manowaru on the inside.
Manowaru stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Manowaru pushes Talanoa back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Manowaru lands a shot to the body.
Manowaru lands a body shot.
Manowaru scores with a shoulder strike.
Manowaru lands a nice shot to the body.
Good body shot from Manowaru.
Manowaru'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.
Still in the clinch, Manowaru scores with a nice short uppercut.#T3#
Talanoa's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A short body shot lands from Manowaru as the two fighters clinch.
Manowaru works on Talanoa's body with a couple of short punches.
Manowaru cracks Talanoa with a nice body shot.
Manowaru lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Manowaru stalling.
Manowaru lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A hook to the body from Manowaru.
A body shot lands from Manowaru.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Manowaru.
Talanoa takes a shot to the head.
Manowaru is leaning against Talanoa and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.#KD2#
Manowaru drops Talanoa onto one knee with a big uppercut from the clinch! Talanoa is propped up by the cage and works his way back to his feet!#ROC2#
Talanoa is rocked!
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!
Manowaru lands a body punch in the clinch.
Oh Talanoa is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Manowaru makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Manowaru creates a little bit of space and unloads with a massive uppercut! Talanoa drops to the mat, out cold! Wow, that was brutal! What a knockout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Hiro Manowaru!
After the fight, Hiro Manowaru 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: CCF 38     
Date:   Sep 29, 2018
#R1#
Manowaru blocks a low kick nicely.
It looked like Manowaru wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.#CL2#
The fight moves into the clinch position.
Manowaru blocks an uppercut.
Manowaru working aggressively here.
Manowaru can't find room to land a body shot as Schrijber controls the action.
Manowaru prevents a body shot from Schrijber.
Schrijber fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Schrijber looking to throw knees to the head but Manowaru is blocking nicely.
Schrijber blocks a body shot from Manowaru.
Manowaru definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Schrijber doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Schrijber is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Manowaru is defending well for now.
Manowaru blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Manowaru lands a nice uppercut.
Manowaru working aggressively here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Manowaru scores with a shoulder strike.
Schrijber misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Manowaru.
Schrijber misses with a body punch.
Manowaru swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Schrijber tries a body shot but Manowaru blocks it.
Schrijber pushes Manowaru back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Schrijber prevents a body shot from Manowaru.
Manowaru throws a head punch that misses. #T1#
Schrijber misses with a punch to the body.
Schrijber tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Manowaru tries to throw a body punch but Schrijber avoids it by throwing Manowaru back against the cage.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Schrijber.
Schrijber tries to work over Manowaru's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Schrijber missing with knees to the body.
Manowaru misses with a short punch on the inside.
Manowaru pushes Schrijber back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Schrijber fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Manowaru misses with a hook to the ribs.
Manowaru misses with the head strike.
Schrijber has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Manowaru seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Schrijber can turn it around.
Schrijber lands a hook to the side of the head.
Manowaru fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Manowaru tries to throw a body punch but Schrijber avoids it by throwing Manowaru back against the cage.
Manowaru doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A short left from Schrijber.
Schrijber with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Manowaru is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Schrijber is keeping busy.
Schrijber is leaning against Manowaru and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Schrijber tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Manowaru tries a body shot but Schrijber blocks it. #T2#
Manowaru can't find room to land a body shot as Schrijber controls the action.
Manowaru tries a body shot but Schrijber blocks it.
Schrijber landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
Manowaru misses with a punch to the body.
Manowaru wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Manowaru's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Schrijber.
Schrijber with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Schrijber struggles to land a body shot inside as Manowaru controls his hands.
Schrijber lands a knee to the body.
Schrijber tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Manowaru slowing the pace effectively.
Manowaru lands a left hand.
Manowaru cracks Schrijber with a nice body shot.
Manowaru lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Manowaru lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage. #BC#
Manowaru breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Manowaru throws a shot from downtown. Schrijber moves away and avoids it.
Schrijber finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt. #T3#
Schrijber scores with a three punch combo!
Schrijber lands a nice leg kick that just misses Manowaru's sensitive parts.
Schrijber tries to close the distance and clinch but Manowaru swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Manowaru misses with a looping right.
Manowaru misses with a body shot.
Schrijber is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Schrijber tries to score with a low kick but Manowaru moves his leg out of the way.
Manowaru is looking to counter punch.
Schrijber delivers a nice body kick.
Schrijber fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Schrijber fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Manowaru is out of range.
A quick step to the side and Manowaru tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Manowaru throws a right hand that misses
and Manowaru takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Schrijber throws a leg kick but Manowaru sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Schrijber scores with a hook to the body. Manowaru takes a step back and tries to catch his breath. #T4#
Schrijber turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Schrijber.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Schrijber tries to close the distance and clinch but Manowaru swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Manowaru swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Schrijber connects with a leg kick. Manowaru looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Manowaru uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Schrijber.
Schrijber tried to score with a low kick but Manowaru checks it.
Schrijber takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Schrijber feints and then cracks Manowaru's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Manowaru down.
Schrijber takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing. #CUT#
It looks like Jan Schrijber has been cut.
A chopping leg kick lands by Schrijber.
Schrijber misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Manowaru.
Schrijber scores with a punch to the head.
Manowaru pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jan Schrijber dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Jan Schrijber's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.
#R2#
A nice leg kick lands there from Schrijber.
Manowaru checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Schrijber misses with a low kick as Manowaru jumps back.
Manowaru throws a jab when Schrijber was well out of range.
Schrijber closes the distance looking to clinch
and Manowaru cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Schrijber feints and then cracks Manowaru's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Manowaru down.
Manowaru on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Schrijber throws a quick inside leg kick.
Schrijber tries to clinch but Manowaru moves away
and Manowaru counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Schrijber tests Manowaru's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Schrijber fails in his attempt to clinch. #T1#
Schrijber tries to score with a low kick but Manowaru moves his leg out of the way.
Manowaru is looking to counter punch.
Manowaru tries to work over Schrijber's front leg with a kick but Schrijber checks it.
Schrijber tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Manowaru throwing a counter right hand but Schrijber manages to avoid it.
Schrijber thows a body kick. Manowaru tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Schrijber scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Manowaru takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
The step up in weight doesn't seem to be a problem for Schrijber. He's performing admirably here against the bigger man.
Schrijber connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Schrijber throws a low kick but it's checked well by Manowaru.
Manowaru throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Schrijber sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Schrijber throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Schrijber throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Manowaru on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Schrijber has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Manowaru throws a jab but it's blocked by Schrijber. #T2#
Manowaru takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Manowaru throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Schrijber looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Nice uppercut lands for Schrijber. That snapped Manowaru's head back.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Manowaru throws a shot from downtown. Schrijber moves away and avoids it.
Schrijber throws a body shot but no joy.
Manowaru throws a jab but it's blocked by Schrijber.
Manowaru keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Manowaru walks into a jab.
Schrijber throws a nice outside leg kick.
Schrijber tries to clinch but Manowaru is having none of it.
Schrijber fails in his attempt to clinch.
Schrijber connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe. #T3#
Nice straight punches there by Manowaru. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Manowaru.
A nice inside leg kick there by Schrijber. That's going to slow Manowaru down.
Manowaru throws a big shot that misses.
Schrijber connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Some bone on bone action there as Manowaru checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Manowaru takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Manowaru misses with a double jab.
Manowaru throws a right hand that misses
and Schrijber counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Schrijber doesn't manage to clinch there - Manowaru circles away.
Manowaru throwing a counter right hand but Schrijber manages to avoid it.
A telegraphed right hand from Schrijber misses the target.
Schrijber throws a shot from downtown. Manowaru moves away and avoids it.
A solid leg kick lands there for Schrijber. #T4#
Manowaru throws a body punch but Schrijber moves out of range. #CL#
Manowaru closes the distance and clinches.
Schrijber crunches a lovely knee into Manowaru's ribcage.
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!
Schrijber goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Nice body punch from Manowaru - that landed with a thud.
Manowaru lands a left hand that snaps the head of Schrijber backwards.
Manowaru lands a body punch in the clinch.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Manowaru.
Schrijber tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Manowaru misses with a body punch.
Schrijber trying to land knees to the body.
Manowaru struggles to land a body shot inside as Schrijber controls his hands.
Manowaru lands an uppercut.
Jan Schrijber seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Schrijber misses with a punch to the body.
Manowaru avoiding damage as Schrijber throws knees to the body.
Nice body punch from Manowaru.
Schrijber is breathing heavily.#BC#
Manowaru escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Schrijber tries to bum rush Manowaru with a series of wild strikes but Manowaru uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jan Schrijber showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Jan Schrijber's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. This is the final round!
#R3#
Manowaru digs a good hook to Schrijber's body.
Manowaru bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Manowaru misses with a straight left.
Schrijber displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Manowaru throws out the jab.
Manowaru throws the left hand but Schrijber avoids the punch easily.
Manowaru lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Schrijber buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Schrijber takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Schrijber tries to close the distance and clinch up but Manowaru swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Manowaru is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nice shot lands for Schrijber.
Schrijber misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Schrijber lands with a straight right. Manowaru didn't see that one coming.
Manowaru keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Manowaru swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.#T1#
Schrijber changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Schrijber scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Schrijber wants to clinch up but Manowaru keeps it at a distance.
Manowaru is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Schrijber tries to clinch up#KD#
and Manowaru counters with a crisp one two that drops Schrijber! Manowaru thinks about following him to the mat for a moment but instead steps back and waves Schrijber to his feet! Schrijber is in big trouble!#ROC#
Schrijber is rocked!
Schrijber takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Manowaru staying out of range there.
Schrijber throws a solid leg kick but Manowaru takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Schrijber.
Schrijber lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Manowaru at a distance.
Manowaru misses the shot to the body.
Schrijber slips under a jab from Manowaru.
Manowaru throws a shot from downtown. Schrijber moves away and avoids it.#T2#
Schrijber displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Hiro Manowaru has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Manowaru scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Schrijber doesn't seem bothered though.
Manowaru avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
An inside leg kick from Schrijber misses.
Manowaru takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Schrijber fails with an attempt to clinch.
Manowaru's jab looks to have found its range, popping Schrijber under the eye.
Manowaru throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Manowaru misses the body punch
and Schrijber counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
A jab from Schrijber does it's job there.
Manowaru lands a body shot.
Manowaru misses with a wild body shot. #T3#
A looping hook to the body misses from Manowaru. Schrijber does a little dance to reset his feet.
Jan Schrijber seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Manowaru has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Schrijber.
Schrijber chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Manowaru throws a jab when Schrijber was well out of range.
Schrijber on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Manowaru takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Manowaru is looking to counter with a body kick.
Manowaru 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.
Schrijber is still on wobbly legs! Can Manowaru finish him?
Manowaru misses with an uppercut.
A chopping leg kick lands by Schrijber.
Schrijber seems to have recovered his senses.
Schrijber throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Manowaru was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Schrijber on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
A slapping leg kick lands for Schrijber. #T4#
Manowaru takes one to the chin there.
Manowaru blocks a low kick nicely.
Some bone on bone action there as Manowaru checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Manowaru swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Manowaru fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Schrijber finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Jan Schrijber is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Schrijber uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Manowaru.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Schrijber.
Schrijber connects with a leg kick. Manowaru looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it. #KD#
Manowaru lands a big right hand that sends Schrijber crashing to the mat! Manowaru stays standing though and waves Schrijber back to his feet!
Manowaru throws a right hand that misses
and Schrijber makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Schrijber is looking to clinch.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Hiro Manowaru.
I think Schrijber 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 Reed Andrews scores the fight 28:29
Judge Bruno Lombardi scores the fight 28:29
Judge Jonathan Paton scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Jan Schrijber!

 

Event: Test 1     
Date:   May 26, 2018
#R1##TD2#
Schlimen throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Manowaru tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Schlimen is in Manowaru's guard.#SUB2#
Schlimen thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Manowaru has Schlimen pulled in close to control his posture.
Schlimen trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Manowaru knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Schlimen on the ground.
Manowaru seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Manowaru'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.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.#T1##REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.#CL#
Schlimen tries to keep at a distance but Manowaru has taken the fight into the clinch.#TD#
Manowaru has picked Schlimen up - he's going for a ride! Manowaru dumps his opponent to the mat with a thud and settles into half guard.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Manowaru in particular looking to stall.
Schlimen 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.
Manowaru throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Manowaru will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.#T2#
Well, if Manowaru 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.
The fighters are battling for position here. Schlimen manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Manowaru has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Manowaru content to stall in guard here.
Manowaru has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
Schlimen looking to hit a scissor sweep but Manowaru is one step ahead there. #T3##SUB2#
Schlimen had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Manowaru defends it easily.
Manowaru controls from within his opponent's guard.
Manowaru pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Schlimen is keeping the position for now.
Schlimen controls Manowaru momentarily but Manowaru frees himself.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
Manowaru controls the pace of the fight for a moment.#REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.#T4#
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Manowaru avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Manowaru slips a straight right by Schlimen.
Manowaru attempts a counter takedown but Schlimen avoids it well and moves away.#CL#
Manowaru moves into the clinch.#TD#
Manowaru jumps into guard, dragging Schlimen to the mat.
Manowaru is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Further stalling from Manowaru.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Schlimen wants to control from the top but Manowaru keeps moving.
Manowaru has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hiro Manowaru dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R2#
Schlimen misses with an attempted mid kick.
Manowaru tries to counter by clinching up but Schlimen breaks away and moves out of range.
Schlimen throws a poor cross that misses
and Manowaru counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head. #TD#
Manowaru looking for a takedown here - he's got it.#SUB2#
Schlimen is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle. #SUB2#
Manowaru got a little sloppy there for a moment and Schlimen has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Manowaru has managed to get both his arms back between Schlimen's legs - danger averted.
Manowaru is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Schlimen can do to turn this around?#SUB2#
Schlimen is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Manowaru is aware though and is defending well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Manowaru is stalling in the full guard.
Schlimen is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.#T1##SUB2#
Schlimen pushes a forearm under Manowaru's chin to create some space. He's escaped his hips and pivoted quickly for an armbar! Can he extend the arm? Yes, Manowaru is tapping out! Damn, that was fast!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:27 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Bruce Schlimen!
Bruce Schlimen seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
The defeated Hiro Manowaru had this to say: 'Thank you for the lesson young master.'.

 

Event: CEFC Fight Night 119     
Date:   Mar 08, 2018
#R1##KD#
Manowaru feints and then winds up with a huge right hand that connects perfectly and sends Escribano sprawling to the canvas! Escribano rolls over backwards and springs off the cage and manages to regain his footing - how acrobatic! Oh, he's still wobbly - can Manowaru finish him?!
Manowaru lands a nice looking body shot.
Escribano on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Manowaru. Manowaru obviously looking to wear him down.
Nice body punch from Manowaru.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Manowaru darts in and lands a big hook, right on the button! Escribano's legs crumble underneath him as he falls to the canvas! The ref tackles Manowaru before he gets to land any more shots to his stricken foe.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:17 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Hiro Manowaru!
A victorious Hiro Manowaru thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Dec 04, 2017
#R1#
Zemin misses with a looping right.
Guy was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Nice uppercut there from Zemin.#CUT#
It looks like Tourney Guy has been cut.
A head kick by Zemin misses
and Guy counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Zemin connects with a looping right hand.
Zemin misses with a looping right.
A nice side step and Guy releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Zemin could do with losing a few pounds - he looks very soft around the mid section, to put it politely.
Nice body punch from Zemin.
Guy takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
We've been told by Zemin's head coaches at Fight Factory that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Zemin getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Zemin with a hook.
Zemin lands with an overhand left.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Zemin misses with a lunging right hand
and Guy counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Guy takes one to the chin there.
Zemin scores with the left hand. Guy knows he should have avoided that one.
Zemin misses with a low kick.
Yu Zemin seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#T1#
Guy avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Zemin cracks Guy with a good jab.
Zemin misses with a straight left.
Zemin is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Zemin throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Zemin throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Guy now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Donk. Zemin catches Guy right on the button with a cross.#ROC#
Guy is rocked!
Zemin throws an ugly left hook that misses
enabling Guy to counter with a crisp jab.
Zemin pounces like a tiger and cracks Guy with a vicious hook! Guy is down but not out! Zemin follows up with more strikes forcing the ref to jump in and stop it!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:42 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Yu Zemin!

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Nov 27, 2017
#R1#
Zemin misses with a hook.
As Zemin backs off Turner throws a huge counter combo but Zemin manages to avoid it all.
Zemin ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Zemin throws a good cross that connects. #CUT#
It looks like Tim Turner has been cut.
Zemin lands a jab to Turner's midsection.
Turner looks winded!
Turner walks into a picture perfect straight right hand from Zemin! He's gone down face first to the canvas, unconscious before he even hit the floor! Ohhhh. My. Goodness! That boys and girls was a beautiful knockout! Give that man a biscuit!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:23 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Yu Zemin!

 

 
 
 
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