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Event: SF19 Velmu vs Wer     
Date:   May 10, 2014
#R1#
Hawking on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Jones misses with a lunging right hand
letting Hawking counter with a right hand.
Jones tests Hawking's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Hawking checks a leg kick nicely.
Jones tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Jones feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Hawking's calf.
Jones tries to work over Hawking's front leg with a kick but Hawking checks it.
Jones misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hawking.
Jones scores with a kick to the body.
Jones is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Jones throws out a leg kick but Hawking moves out of range and Jones only half commits.
Jones has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.#T1#
Jones thows a body shot but no joy.
Jones rushes in with a sloppy looking punch #TD#
and Hawking counters with a takedown into side control.
We've been hearing that Hawking has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Hawking working the ground and pound but Jones is defending the strikes.
Hawking cracks Jones with an elbow. That is naaassty.
Jones tries to buck Hawking off but Hawking is having none of it.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
The ground and pound from Hawking seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.
Jones tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Jones wants to control but Hawking postures up.
Jones managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Hawking.
Jones tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Hawking throwing shots but missing, from side control.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Jones manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!
Hawking gets back to full guard.
Jones controls from within his opponent's guard. #T2#
Jones won't allow Hawking to sweep him here.
Jones working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Hawking's head.
Hawking tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Jones loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Hawking looking to hit a scissor sweep but Jones is one step ahead there.
Hawking is working hard here to advance position.
Jones in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Hawking doesn't do any damage with a couple of strikes from the bottom.
Jones with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Jones has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.#T3#
Hawking keeping moving, preventing Jones from controlling successfully.
Jones is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Jones pushes down on Hawking's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Hawking is trying to get back to full guard.
Jones is trying to control. Hawking wants to improve his position but can't escape this time. #T4#
Jones frees up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Jones raining down hammerfists from mount.
Jones wants to control but instead Hawking manages to regain half guard.
Hawking is looking to improve his position.
Jones throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Hawking tries to roll over but Jones keeps him under control.
Jones lands with a punch from half guard.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Jones keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Jones trying to control from Hawking's half guard. Hawking has other ideas though and has regained full guard.
Hawking looking for a sweep. Not yet Hawking, not yet.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Luke Jones will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.
#R2#
Hawking takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
A nice inside leg kick there by Jones. That's going to slow Hawking down.
Jones misses with a leg kick
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Jones misses with a head kick.
Hawking avoids the body shot from Jones.
Jones throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Jones throws a body punch but Hawking moves out of range.
A nice inside leg kick there by Jones. That's going to slow Hawking down.
Jones looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Jones lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.#T1#
Jones misses the shot to the body.
A leg kick checked by Hawking.
Donk. Jones catches Hawking right on the button with a cross.
Hawking avoids the body shot from Jones.
Jones lands with a kick to the ribs.
Jones throws a solid leg kick but Hawking takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Jones.
A clash of legs there as Hawking blocks the low kick.
Jones throws the kick towards the body but Hawking avoids it.
Jones fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hawking manages to avoid it.#T2#
Jones tries to land a leg kick but Hawking saw it coming and moves away.
Jones tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Hawking is able to avoid easily.
Jones connects with a leg kick. Hawking looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Jones ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hawking moves away.#TD2#
Jones looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Hawking!
Hawking throws a couple of strikes even though he's not really in a good position to do so.
Hawking takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.
Jones is working Hawking over with some ground and pound from side control.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hawking is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.#T3#
Hawking is looking for a sweep. Jones is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Jones content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Hawking wants to get back to full guard but Jones has passed into side control.
Jones wants to control but Hawking is keeping him busy.
Hawking tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Jones wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Hawking is not content to let Jones control the position.
Jones taking a breather here. #T4#
Hawking is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Hawking is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Jones connects with a nice short shot to Hawking's temple.
Jones lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Jones lands strikes from half guard.
Jones controlling the action here.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Hawking wants to get back to full guard.
Jones takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Luke Jones showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!
#R3#
Jones misses with a takedown attempt
and Hawking counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head. #TD2#
Jones shoots in and gets a takedown into Hawking's guard.
Jones trying to control but Hawking is working from the bottom.
Jones looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Luke Jones has got the better of the ground game so far.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Hawking is on top in guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hawking being controlled here momentarily.
If this pace continues, the referee will definitely step in and force a standup.#REF2#
Luke Jones has forced the referee to step in and restart the fight on the feet.
Jones throws a leg kick #CL#
and Hawking counters by clinching up. #T1#
Hawking misses with a short punch on the inside.
Hawking misses with the head strike.
Hawking goes for a takedown attempt but Jones pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
Hawking walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Jones connects with an inside leg kick.
Jones fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Hawking is out of range.
A good leg kick by Jones.
Jones throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Hawking sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Luke Jones seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#T2#
The fighters circling - Jones throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Jones fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Hawking.
Jones fakes the leg kick and cracks Hawking in the body.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Hawking checks a leg kick.
Hawking takes one to the chin there.
Jones darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
A thudding body kick lands there by Jones!
Jones throws a big shot that misses.
Jones wants to slow Hawking down by chopping away at his legs. #T3#
Jones looks to throw the jab but Hawking is out of range.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Hawking crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Jones - the referee stops the clock and Hawking gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Jones. Hawking manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Jones throws a nice inside leg kick.
Jones has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Jones cracks Hawking with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Stephen Hawking has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Jones fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Jones rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Hawking counters with a thumping low kick.
Jones shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Hawking counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Stephen Hawking has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Luke Jones.#T4#
Nice takedown defense from Hawking. No joy for Jones on that attempt.
Jones scores with a leg kick.
Hawking takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Jones fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Hawking keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Jones misses with a shot to the body #TD#
and Hawking counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Hawking missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Both fighters really going for it on the ground here!
Jones blocking the ground and pound attempt from Hawking.
Jones is looking to improve his position.
Hawking drops an elbow to the side of Jones's head.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Ben Zyskovitsi scores the fight 27:30
Judge Anni Minnemäki scores the fight 27:30
Judge Marco Blurström scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Luke Jones!

An out of breath Luke Jones thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.

 

Event: SF13 Perrrrrkele!     
Date:   Mar 29, 2014
#R1#
Hawking slips under a jab from Jokinen.
Hawking keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A nice leg kick lands there from Jokinen.
Hawking keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Jokinen lands with a nice body punch.
Hawking moves out of range as Jokinen strikes.
Jokinen throws a series of punches but Hawking moves out of range.
Hawking keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Jokinen misses with a telegraphed body shot #TD#
and Hawking counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
Jokinen is looking for a sweep. Hawking is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.#T1#
Hawking wants to pass the guard but Jokinen is defending well.
The fighters are battling for position here. Jokinen manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Hawking throws a big right hand that misses.
Jokinen trying to keep a closed guard but Hawking is proving a slippery customer.
Hawking pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Jokinen is keeping the position for now.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hawking slips nicely into half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Jokinen avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Hawking.
Jokinen won't allow Hawking to pass to mount. #T2#
Hawking looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Jokinen with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Jokinen regains full guard. Nicely done.
Hawking trying to pass the guard. He's being very persistent here but Jokinen manages to land a sweep and now he's on top!
Hawking tries to land a sweep but no joy.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hawking is working hard here to advance position.
Hawking has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Jokinen has passed into side control.
Jokinen controlling the position. #T3#
Jokinen trying to control the position but Hawking is working away.
Jokinen takes advantage of some sloppy striking from Hawking to pass into mount.
Hawking has given up his back.
Jokinen is trying to stick to Hawking's back but Hawking is turning into Jokinen. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Jokinen's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Hawking.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Hawking lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Hawking passes into half guard.
Jokinen trying to hold on to Hawking's head to control him but Hawking postures up. #T4#
Hawking throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Jokinen to regain full guard.
Our spies down at at Athletic Advantage inform us that Jokinen has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?
Hawking advances position into side control!
Jokinen is trying to improve his position.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hawking lands an elbow.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Jokinen manages to work his way to half guard, despite Hawking's best efforts.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Stephen Hawking dominated that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!
#R2#
A lazy left from Jokinen finds it's target.
Jokinen lands a jab to the nose.
Jokinen fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Hawking has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Jokinen misses with the body kick
and Hawking counters with a straight right hand.
Jokinen tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hawking was well out of range. Poor timing from Jokinen.
A big left from Jokinen misses.
Jokinen swings for the body but Hawking moves out of range.
Jokinen misses with an uppercut.
Jokinen scores with a head kick. Hawking tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Jokinen throws a wild combination but nothing lands. #T1#
A nice leg kick lands there from Jokinen.
Ori Jokinen is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Jokinen throws a right hand that misses
and Hawking connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Jokinen misses with a right hand
and Hawking cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Hawking avoids the head kick by Jokinen.
Jokinen throws out a loose jab but Hawking uses good head movement to avoid it.
Jokinen throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Hawking counters with a good low kick that Jokinen was not able to check.
Jokinen scoring well with a low kick there.
Jokinen catches Hawking with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Jokinen falls off balance throwing a combination #CL#
and Hawking holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch. #T2#
Jokinen misses with some punches.
Hawking drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Jokinen stops a takedown attempt from Hawking.
Jokinen misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Jokinen digs a right hand into Hawking's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Hawking's gas tank.
Hawking is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Jokinen gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Stephen Hawking. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Jokinen makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Jokinen makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Jokinen gets through Hawking's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Jokinen is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Jokinen is pressed up against the cage. Hawking has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Jokinen down to the mat. Jokinen avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Jokinen lands with a straight right. Hawking didn't see that one coming.#T3#
A telegraphed right hand from Jokinen misses the target.
Hawking tries to move into range but Jokinen moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Hawking has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Jokinen finds it's way round the side to connect with Hawking's head.
Jokinen loads up on a big right hand but Hawking slips the punch.
A head kick from Jokinen lands but Hawking takes it in his stride.
Jokinen throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Jokinen misses with an uppercut. Hawking saw that one coming.
Jokinen throws out a token jab with nothing on it.#T4#
Jokinen throws an overhand right that lands on Hawking's shoulder, as Hawking tries to avoid the shot.
Hawking bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Jokinen connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Jokinen throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
The fighters circling - Jokinen throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
No joy there for Jokinen, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Jokinen swings for the body but Hawking moves out of range.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Jokinen misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Jokinen tries to score with a low kick but Hawking moves his leg out of the way.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ori Jokinen showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. This is the final round!
#R3#
Jokinen misses with a hook. Hawking ducked under it nicely.
Jokinen scores with the left hand. Hawking knows he should have avoided that one.
Jokinen throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Jokinen misses the jab.
Jokinen throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Ori Jokinen seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Jokinen throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Sloppy strikes from Jokinen. Those never looked like landing.
Hawking takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Jokinen throws a low kick but it's checked well by Hawking.#T1#
Jokinen throws a poor cross that misses #CL#
and Hawking holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Hawking throws a punch but it's blocked by Jokinen.
Hawking lands a right hand that snaps the head of Jokinen backwards. #TD#
Hawking has hold of one of Jokinen's legs. Jokinen is fighting the takedown attempt but Hawking gets the trip and lands the takedown into guard.
Hawking works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Jokinen is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Hawking's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Hawking's back!
Hawking tries to roll but Jokinen sticks to his back.
So, who will make the next big move? In this position it could be crucial.
Jokinen controlling well, preventing Hawking from escaping the position.
Jokinen controlling the position well here. Hawking rolled but Jokinen kept the hooks locked in and stayed in the dominant position.
Hawking tries to escape but Jokinen has the hooks in and won't let him break free. #T2#
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Jokinen biding his time, looking for the opening.
Hawking tries to escape but Jokinen has the hooks in and won't let him break free.
Stephen Hawking overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Hawking staying busy and making it hard for Jokinen to control.
Jokinen is looking cool and calm here, just waiting for a good opportunity to attack and finish the fight from this dominant position.
Hawking can't escape the position. #T3#
Jokinen just keeping the dominant position. He can't wait too long though, otherwise the referee will stand them back up.
Hawking breaks Jokinen's hooks off and manages to turn into his guard.
The referee wants the fighters to be more active or he's going to reset them on the feet.
Jokinen utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Jokinen looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Jokinen wants to control but instead he gets his guard passed and Hawking is now in half guard.
Hawking misses with a head shot. Jokinen uses the momentum to regain guard. #T4#
Hawking advances position into side control!
Hawking sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Jokinen is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position.
Hawking lands a nice forearm strike.
Hawking landing strikes.
Jokinen is looking for a sweep.
Hawking misses with the ground and pound.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
The strikes coming from Hawking are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Hawking working the ground and pound.

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

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Stephen Hawking!

As Stephen Hawking got his breath back, he grabbed the microphone and managed to blurt out the following: I am the best lookin, smartest and baddest man on this planet !!! NO ONE CAN DEFEAT ME !!! '.

 

Event: SF9 PPV2     
Date:   Mar 01, 2014
#R1#
Potku throws a quick inside leg kick.
Potku 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.
Potku lands with a nice combination. Hawking backs away looking to recover.#CUT#
It looks like Stephen Hawking has been cut.
Potku misses with a leg kick #CL2#
and Hawking counters by clinching up.
Potku gets underhooks to prevent Hawking's takedown attempt.
A short body shot lands from Hawking as the two fighters clinch.
Hawking blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Potku goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Potku misses with a short punch on the inside. #TD2#
Hawking turns his hips and lands a very nice judo throw into side control!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Potku is trying to control Hawking's posture but Hawking avoids it.
Both fighters really going for it on the ground here!
Potku tries to bench press Hawking off him but Hawking keeps the position.
The strikes coming from Hawking are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Potku sneaks back into half guard.
Hawking not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Hawking prevents Potku from improving his position.#T1#
Potku holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.
Potku has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Hawking is working away from the top position though.
Potku wants to improve his position but Hawking is controlling well.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hawking missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Potku is trying to get back to full guard.
Potku is working hard here to advance position.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Hawking connects with a nice short shot to Potku's temple.
Hawking looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Potku is trying to control but can't.
Hawking looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Hawking lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Hawking working the head and body with strikes. #T2#
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Potku regains full guard. Nicely done.
Potku trying to control the position.
Potku is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Hawking is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.#REF#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up, due to lack of activity on the part of Muuli Potku.
Potku throws a leg kick
and Hawking counters with a stiff right hand.
Potku throws a leg kick but Hawking checks it.
Potku throws a sloppy head kick and Hawking moves out of range easily.
Muuli Potku seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nice body kick from Potku.#T3#
Potku throws a head kick that misses
letting Hawking counter with a right hand.
Potku thows a leg kick but Hawking checks it #TD2#
and Hawking counters with a shoot takedown. Potku fights it but they end up in guard.
Hawking postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Hawking working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Hawking looking to pass the guard.
Hawking passes Potku's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Potku is looking for a sweep. Hawking is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Hawking connects with a nice short shot to Potku's temple.
Potku is doing well to control the position and prevent Hawking from advancing to side control.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Potku is trying to get back to full guard.
Hawking not throwing his punches with enough precision this time. #T4#
Hawking is pressing down on Potku's thigh, looking to free his foot. Potku is holding on for now.
Potku is looking for a sweep. Hawking is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Potku is looking to control Hawking's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Potku avoid being mounted?
Hawking missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Potku is looking for a sweep. Hawking is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Hawking not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Hawking has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Hawking tries to pass to full mount but Potku defends it.
Potku slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Potku is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Potku is trying to control the position but Hawking postures up.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
Hawking in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Stephen Hawking will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Stephen Hawking'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#
Potku misses with a leg kick
and Hawking counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Potku swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Potku throws a right and a left that Hawking avoids nicely.
Hawking slips a straight right by Potku.
Potku throws a leg kick
and Hawking connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Potku misses with a body shot #CL2#
and Hawking moves into the clinch.
Hawking is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Potku pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Hawking has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Potku after a bit of a struggle.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Potku. #T1#
Potku doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A short uppercut from Hawking.
Nice body punch from Potku - that landed with a thud.
Hawking is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Potku gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Muuli Potku has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Stephen Hawking.
Hawking is working Potku over against the cage.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Potku blocks an uppercut.
Potku working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Potku doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hawking.
A short body shot lands from Potku as the two fighters clinch.
Potku is pressed up against the cage. Hawking has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Potku down to the mat. Potku avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Potku throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Some bone on bone action there as Hawking checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
An inside leg kick lands from Potku. #T2#
Potku scores with a hook to the body. Hawking takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Potku tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hawking was well out of range. Poor timing from Potku.
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 head kick from Potku lands but Hawking takes it in his stride.
Hawking checks the leg kick nicely there.
Potku tries to score with a low kick but Hawking moves his leg out of the way.
Hawking has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Hawking there as he acknowledges the shot.#T3#
Hawking blocks a head kick by Potku.
Potku misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hawking.
A clash of legs there as Hawking blocks the low kick.
Potku lands a jab.
Potku tries to score with a low kick but Hawking moves his leg out of the way.
A big right from Potku misses. #T4#
Potku throws a right hand that misses #TD2#
and Hawking counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Potku!
Potku tries to buck Hawking off but Hawking is having none of it.
Hawking scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Potku to see if he's OK.
Hawking lands a nice forearm strike.
Potku dodges the ground and pound from Hawking.
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!
Potku tries to buck Hawking off but Hawking is having none of it.
Potku sneaks back into half guard.
Hawking lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Potku keeping hold of Hawking's head, controlling as best he can.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Hawking winds up and cracks Potku with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Muuli Potku dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Stephen Hawking's cut.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!
#R3#
Potku throws a front kick that sends Hawking stumbling back into the cage.
Potku lets loose with a powerful body kick. Hawking will feel that in the morning.
Potku lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Potku misses with a body shot #TD2#
and Hawking counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Potku is trying to control the position but Hawking postures up.
Potku is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Hawking throwing strikes from guard but Potku blocks nicely.
Hawking postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Hawking postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hawking landing with the ground and pound. #T1#
Hawking trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Hawking missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Potku pulls Hawking in close to his closed guard and prevents Hawking from doing any damage or advancing position.
Hawking landing some decent shots from guard.
Potku not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Potku preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Potku trying to keep a closed guard but Hawking is proving a slippery customer.
Hawking looking to pass the guard.
Potku looking to control.
Hawking landing with the ground and pound.
Hawking is fighting to break Potku's control of his arms but Potku is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Stephen Hawking has got the better of the ground game so far.#T2##REF#
The ref stands the fighters back up. Muuli Potku wasn't doing enough on the ground.
Potku throws a leg kick but Hawking sees it coming and moves out of range.
Potku thows a body shot but no joy.
Potku fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Hawking has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Potku throws a predictable looking body shot #TD2#
and Hawking decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Potku's guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Potku holds on and takes a little breather.
Potku preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage. #T3#
Hawking throwing strikes from guard but Potku blocks nicely.
Potku is trying to keep Hawking in close.
Hawking pushing down on Potku's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Potku wants to control but Hawking is keeping busy.
Potku is in a bad position, trying to hold on for dear life but he is really struggling to maintain any sort of control.
Hawking landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Hawking lands a nice short elbow.
Hawking takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Potku makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Potku.
Hawking tries to free his leg and advance position but Potku is retaining full guard.
Potku working a defensive guard here.
Hawking looking to pass the guard. #T4#
Hawking keeps trying to improve his position.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hawking cracks Potku with a solid left hand.
Potku is pulling down on Hawking's head. It's preventing any offense from Hawking, at least for the moment.
Hawking with a nice head shot there.
Hawking pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Potku is keeping the position for now.
Potku is trying to hold Hawking in close to prevent damage but Hawking has managed to pass into half guard.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Potku is looking to improve his position.
Ground and pound from Hawking.
Potku blocking the ground and pound attempt from Hawking.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Ben Zyskovitsi scores the fight 28:29
Judge Arvi Lind scores the fight 28:29
Judge Anni Minnemäki scores the fight 29:29

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Stephen Hawking!

Stephen Hawking looked relieved post fight as he said the following; 'I am the best lookin, smartest and baddest man on this planet !!! NO ONE CAN DEFEAT ME !!! '.

 

Event: SF6 Jones vs Nakarainen     
Date:   Feb 08, 2014
#R1#
The Pirate looks to throw the jab but Hawking is out of range.
The Pirate misses the shot to the body.
Blackbeard The Pirate seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
The Pirate misses with a looping left.
The Pirate bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Hawking's head.
The Pirate missing with a left hand there. Hawking was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Hawking tries to move into range but The Pirate moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
The Pirate throws an off balance right hand
and Hawking counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
The Pirate chopping away at his opponent's legs.
The Pirate throws a hook to the side of Hawking's head but Hawking sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Hawking moves out of range of the leg kick from The Pirate.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Hawking has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Hawking ducks under a wild hook from The Pirate.
Hawking keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from The Pirate.
Hawking takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Hawking avoids the head kick by The Pirate.
We've been told by The Pirate's head coaches at Broken Halo's -Temple of Illumination that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.#T1#
Hawking uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from The Pirate.
The Pirate lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
The Pirate lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Hawking takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
The Pirate throws a right hand that misses #CL2#
and Hawking moves into the clinch.
Hawking tries to score a body lock takedown but The Pirate shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Hawking is working for takedown but The Pirate is calmly controlling the position for now.
Hawking is looking for a takedown.
Blackbeard The Pirate has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Stephen Hawking.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
The Pirate struggles to land a body shot inside as Hawking controls his hands.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hawking.
The Pirate stalling in the clinch but Hawking improves position.
Hawking drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Hawking tries for a takedown but The Pirate manages to get underhooks. #T2#
The Pirate lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Hawking wants a takedown but no success here.
Hawking misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Hawking is trying to work for a single leg takedown but The Pirate pulls him back up using the underhooks.
The Pirate scores with an uppercut up the middle.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
The Pirate tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
The Pirate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
The Pirate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Hawking tries for a takedown but The Pirate manages to get underhooks.
Hawking tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Hawking scores with a shot to the side of The Pirate's head.
Hawking is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
The Pirate slowing the pace effectively.
Hawking tried to land a shot to the body but connects with The Pirate's elbow.
The Pirate misses with some punches.
The Pirate prevents the takedown attempt.
Hawking lands with a short shot to the head.
The Pirate tries to throw a body punch but Hawking avoids it by throwing The Pirate back against the cage.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from The Pirate. #T3#
Still in the clinch, The Pirate scores with a nice short uppercut.
Hawking is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Hawking goes for a takedown in the clinch but The Pirate prevents it.
Hawking is looking for a takedown up against the cage. The Pirate gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Hawking has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. The Pirate avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
The Pirate lands with a left to the head.
The Pirate tries to throw a body punch but Hawking avoids it by throwing The Pirate back against the cage. #BC#
The Pirate escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Hawking showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from The Pirate.
The Pirate throws a lazy uppercut #CL2#
and Hawking holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Hawking can't find room to land a body shot as The Pirate controls the action.
Hawking tries for a takedown but The Pirate manages to get underhooks. #BC#
The Pirate's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Jab, jab by The Pirate - just one landing.
The Pirate throws a leg kick which misses Hawking's front leg but catches the back leg as Hawking tries to avoid it.
Hawking ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.#T4#
The Pirate loads up on a big right hand but Hawking slips the punch.
The Pirate throws a head kick that misses.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
The Pirate misses with a series of wild punches.
The Pirate misses with a jab, cross combination.
Hawking avoids the head kick by The Pirate.
The Pirate misses with a looping left.
The Pirate swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Hawking bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
The Pirate misses with a left hand #TD2#
and Hawking counters with a nice double leg into guard.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.
The Pirate working a defensive guard but Hawking passes into half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Blackbeard The Pirate dominated that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!
#R2#
The Pirate swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
The Pirate rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Hawking moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
The Pirate misses with a two punch combination.
A big left from The Pirate misses.
The Pirate scores with a jab to the head.
The Pirate misses with a lunging right hand #CL2#
and Hawking moves into the clinch.
Hawking is trying to work for a single leg takedown but The Pirate pulls him back up using the underhooks.
The Pirate struggles to land a body shot inside as Hawking controls his hands.
Hawking is looking for a takedown.
A short left from The Pirate.
Hawking goes for a takedown in the clinch but The Pirate prevents it.
Blackbeard The Pirate has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Stephen Hawking.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hawking.
Hawking is looking for a takedown up against the cage. The Pirate gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from The Pirate.
The Pirate is defending well against a takedown attempt.#T1#
The Pirate prevents the takedown attempt. #BC#
The Pirate breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
The Pirate throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
The Pirate misses with a hook.
The Pirate throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Hawking sees it coming and avoids it easily.
The Pirate misses with a two punch combination.
The Pirate jabbing away but nothing is landing.
The Pirate throws a jab but it's blocked by Hawking.
The Pirate misses with a hook #TD2#
and Hawking decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in The Pirate's guard.
Hawking stands up over The Pirate, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Hawking has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Hawking won't allow The Pirate to sweep him here.
The Pirate is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move. #T2#
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Hawking works his way to full guard. Good work.
The Pirate preventing the sweep.
Hawking bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in The Pirate's guard.
The Pirate looking to control.
Hawking trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
The Pirate is controlling Hawking's posture.
Hawking advances position into side control!
The Pirate regains half guard.
Hawking missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Hawking throwing shots but The Pirate is blocking nicely.
The Pirate is trying to control but can't. #T3#
The Pirate is looking to improve his position.
Hawking missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
The Pirate is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Hawking is pressing down on The Pirate's thigh, looking to free his foot. The Pirate is holding on for now.
The Pirate is looking for a sweep. Hawking is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
The Pirate is in trouble now - Hawking has advanced to mount!
Hawking misses with a head shot.
The Pirate is desperately trying to improve his position but Hawking has a good base and remains in mount.
The Pirate tries to lock up and control but Hawking gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Hawking cracks The Pirate with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
The Pirate wants to hold on but Hawking pushes him away.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#T4#
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
The Pirate regains half guard.
Hawking thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Hawking seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
The Pirate is trying to maintain the position but Hawking is very close to passing his half guard.
Hawking thows a huge punch but The Pirate dodges it nicely.
Hawking with the ground and pound but The Pirate uses the opportunity to regain guard.
The Pirate manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Hawking manages to get himself to full guard.
The Pirate postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
The Pirate working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Hawking is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Hawking keeping moving, preventing The Pirate from controlling successfully.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Stephen Hawking will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!
#R3#
The Pirate swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
The Pirate swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Hawking avoids the head kick by The Pirate.
The Pirate throws an off balance right hand
and Hawking connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
The Pirate misses with a looping left.
Blackbeard The Pirate is winning the standup battle so far.
The Pirate connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
The Pirate looks to land a right hand but Hawking moved out of range.
The Pirate attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Hawking gets cracked with a nice right hand there by The Pirate.
Hawking avoids the body shot from The Pirate. #T1#
The Pirate misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
The Pirate tries a low kick but Hawking avoids it.
The Pirate misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hawking.
The Pirate lands with a shot to the body.
Hawking uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from The Pirate.
The Pirate throws a left and a right that both miss #TD2#
and Hawking counters with a takedown into side control.
Hawking cracks The Pirate with a big elbow.
The Pirate struggling a bit here.
Hawking working the body and head with strikes.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
The Pirate takes a couple of big shots there - the referee warns him that he has to defend himself better.
Hawking working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
The Pirate tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Hawking wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control. #T2#
Hawking lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
Hawking scoring with punches and elbows.
The Pirate is trying to get back to half guard.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Hawking working the ground and pound from side control.
Hawking lands an elbow.
The Pirate gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Hawking is trying to advance to mount but he's lost his balance and The Pirate reverses the position - he's now on top in Hawking's guard.
The Pirate won't allow Hawking to sweep him here.
The Pirate lands a couple of digs.
The Pirate has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
The Pirate missing there with some ground and pound from the guard. #T3#
The Pirate keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Hawking's head.
Hawking manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. The Pirate manages to get himself to full guard.
The Pirate wants to sweep but no luck.
Hawking throws a big elbow that misses.
Hawking stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. The Pirate swivels though and keeps the full guard.
The Pirate looking for a sweep. Not yet The Pirate, not yet.
Hawking cracks The Pirate with a solid left hand.
Hawking lands a couple of digs.
The Pirate working a defensive guard here.
Hawking postures up and lands a big shot to The Pirate's brow.
The Pirate wants to sweep but no luck.
Hawking is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound. #T4#
The Pirate not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
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!
Stephen Hawking has got the better of the ground game so far.
Hawking wants to pass the guard but The Pirate is keeping the position.
Hawking passes into half guard.
The Pirate on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Hawking scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Hawking lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Hawking throwing shots but The Pirate is blocking nicely.
The Pirate keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.

And that's the end of the fight!
Stephen Hawking comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Hawking 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 Arvi Lind scores the fight 28:29
Judge Anni Minnemäki scores the fight 28:29
Judge Johanna Lukiainen scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Stephen Hawking!

Post fight, an emotional Stephen Hawking said 'I am the best lookin, smartest and baddest man on this planet !!! NO ONE CAN DEFEAT ME !!! '.

 

Event: Syn' 267: Body Count     
Date:   Nov 01, 2013
#R1#
Kozlov throws a sloppy head kick and Hawking moves out of range easily.
Kozlov listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Hawking checks a leg kick.
Hawking dodges the punch combination from Kozlov.
Kozlov throws the left hand but Hawking avoids the punch easily.
Kozlov misses with an uppercut. Hawking saw that one coming.
Kozlov finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Kozlov throws a chopping leg kick but Hawking manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Kozlov uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.#T1#
Hawking avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Hawking slips under a jab from Kozlov.
Kozlov throws a head kick that misses.
Hawking avoids the body shot from Kozlov.
Kozlov throws a jab but it's blocked by Hawking.
Nice uppercut there from Kozlov.
Kozlov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Hawking sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kozlov motions for Hawking to come forward. Kozlov throws a leg kick but it misses it's target. #T2#
Hawking tries to check the leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Kozlov missing with a left hand there. Hawking was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Kozlov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Kozlov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hawking was well out of range. Poor timing from Kozlov.
Hawking bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Kozlov connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Hawking's hands.
Kozlov misses with a double jab.
Nice body punch from Kozlov. #T3#
Kozlov catches Hawking with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Kozlov slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Kozlov scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Kozlov scores with a body shot.
Kozlov scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Kozlov keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Hawking bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Kozlov connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there. #T4#
Kozlov looks to score with a jab to the body but Hawking is just out of range.
Kozlov throws a lazy head kick #TD#
and Hawking counters with a single leg into guard. Kozlov didn't expect that.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.
Hawking lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Hawking loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry. #SU2#
Kozlov has his feet on Hawking's hips. He pushes off and gets to his feet. Nice work.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Hawking ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ivan Kozlov dominated that round.
That's time! Hawking's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R2#
Kozlov misses with an uppercut
and Hawking cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Kozlov throws a jab when Hawking was well out of range.
Kozlov throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Hawking counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Kozlov misses with a right hand
and Hawking counters with a straight right hand.
Kozlov scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Kozlov cracks Hawking with a hook to the temple - Hawking is on wobbly legs here! Kozlov swarms him with hook after hook, landing with each one! Hawking falls to the canvas face first and the referee dives in to stop the fight! Kozlov wins by TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:43 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Ivan Kozlov!
Ivan Kozlov decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.

 

Event: Syn' 260: Darkness     
Date:   Oct 02, 2013
#R1#
Tatsuki scores with a jab to the jaw.#TD2#
Hawking tries to sprawl but Tatsuki drives through with a takedown into half guard.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
Hawking wants to get back to full guard.#SUB2#
Tatsuki is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Hawking doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Tatsuki.
Tatsuki is taking a breather. Hawking says something to him but it's hard to make out. Perhaps he's telling him to get on with it and actually do something.
Tatsuki not throwing his punches with enough precision this time. #T1##SUB2#
Tatsuki is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Hawking is just riding it out for now. Tatsuki eventually gives up the hold.
Tatsuki throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Hawking to regain full guard.
Tatsuki throwing strikes but missing.
Tatsuki pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Hawking is keeping the position for now.
Tatsuki postures up in Hawking's guard and throws a big left but Hawking blocks it. #T2#
Tatsuki is looking to work some ground and pound but Hawking has wrist control.
Hawking lands some strikes from the bottom.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Tatsuki trying to control but Hawking is working from the bottom.
Tatsuki works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Still in half guard, Tatsuki seems content to control.
Tatsuki has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Hawking gets back to full guard.
Tatsuki makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.#T3#
Tatsuki working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Tatsuki stopping the sweep attempt from Hawking.
Tatsuki trying to control the position from guard on top but Hawking is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Hawking manages to land a sweep and now he's in mount on top!
Tatsuki is desperately trying to get back to half guard. #T4#
Tatsuki tries to lock up and control but Hawking gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Tatsuki can't escape the position.
Tatsuki controls the position.
Hawking scoring with some good ground and pound from mount here. Will he manage to finish Tatsuki?
The crowd applaud the fighters efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Tatsuki really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Tatsuki sneaks a leg back under and regains half guard and is working straight away to try and get back to guard. He hasn't managed just yet though.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Mayuri Tatsuki dominated that round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.
#R2#
Tatsuki throws out a loose jab but Hawking uses good head movement to avoid it.
Tatsuki tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Hawking defends well and Tatsuki ends up having to push Hawking into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Tatsuki has had enough of the clinch but Hawking keeps him there for the moment.
A frustrated look appears on Tatsuki's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Tatsuki wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Hawking softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Tatsuki blocks a body shot from Hawking.
Hawking struggles to land a body shot inside as Tatsuki controls his hands.
Hawking misses with some punches.
A short right from Hawking.
Tatsuki is trying to break the clinch but Hawking is controlling him.
Tatsuki is looking for a takedown.
Hawking lands a right hand.
A short right from Hawking on the inside.
Tatsuki prevents a body shot from Hawking. #BC2#
Tatsuki manages to break the clinch. #T1#
Tatsuki connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Tatsuki lands a jab to Hawking's midsection.#TD2#
Tatsuki decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
Hawking on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound. #SUB2#
Tatsuki is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Hawking defends it well. #SUB2#
Tatsuki is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Hawking has managed to free his arm - good work. #T2#
Hawking avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Tatsuki. #SUB2#
Tatsuki is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Hawking is just riding it out for now. Tatsuki eventually gives up the hold.
Hawking is staying active underneath Tatsuki, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Tatsuki has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount. #T3#
Tatsuki looking to control but Hawking is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Tatsuki connects with a couple of good shots from mount.
Tatsuki working the ground and pound effectively. #T4#
Tatsuki unloading with bombs!
Tatsuki connects with a couple of good shots from mount.
BOOM! Tatsuki connects with a massive shot to the dome!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Tatsuki cracks Hawking with a big head shot that has him covering up instantly! He's rolled onto his side and the referee has seen enough - this one is aaaaaaaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:49 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Mayuri Tatsuki!
A less than humble Mayuri Tatsuki misjudged his post fight interview somewhat and came across a little too arrogant whilst trying to hype up his own abilities.

 

Event: Syn' 253: Nowhere     
Date:   Aug 30, 2013
#R1#
Hawking is looking to clinch.
Hawking lands a head shot.
Gomi keeps the fight on the outside.
Gomi throws an ugly left hook that misses #CL#
and Hawking counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Hawking.
Hawking slows down the pace here.
Hawking misses with some punches.
Hawking is looking to take this one to the mat.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Gomi takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Gomi stops a takedown attempt from Hawking.
Gomi using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Hawking has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Hawking lands with a right to the head.
Hawking wants to take the fight to the mat but Gomi manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Stephen Hawking. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Gomi tries to land knees in the clinch but Hawking avoids the damage to the body.
Gomi is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Hawking lands a body punch.
Hawking working aggressively here.
Hawking lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards. #T1##BC2#
Gomi's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Hawking misses with a takedown
and Hawking takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Gomi ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Hawking looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Gomi lands with a hook. Hawking tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Takanori Gomi is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Hawking displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Gomi throws out the jab.
A jab lands there for Hawking.
Gomi rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Hawking moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Gomi walks into a straight right hand from Hawking.
Gomi steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hawking.
Nice straight punches there by Hawking. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Hawking.
Gomi bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Hawking scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.#T2#
Hawking misses with a lunging right hand
and Gomi counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hawking connects with a crisp jab.
Sloppy strikes from Gomi. Those never looked like landing.
Hawking fails with the takedown#TD2#
and Gomi counters with a nice double leg into side control. Hawking won't be happy with that.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
Gomi tries to advance to mount but Hawking denies him.
Hawking is looking for a sweep.
Gomi lands some shots froms side control.
Hawking throws a couple of strikes even though he's not really in a good position to do so.
Gomi has knee on belly and moves into mount.
Hawking flailing away with punches but nothing is landing. #T3#
Gomi trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Hawking is looking to get to half guard.
Hawking 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.
Hawking sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
Well, if Gomi 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.
Gomi is nestled in close to Hawking, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.#T4#
Hawking is refusing to be controlled, as Gomi sits in half guard.
Hawking tries to strike from the bottom but it doesn't land.
Gomi working Hawking over with strikes.
Gomi landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Gomi is looking to take a break and control but Hawking is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Gomi is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
Gomi working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Hawking is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Gomi is trying to control. Hawking wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Gomi missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Takanori Gomi dominated that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.
#R2#
A slow jab from Gomi misses its intended target.
The fighters circling - Gomi throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Hawking fails with a takedown attempt.
Hawking throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Gomi throws a series of punches but Hawking avoids them all with ease.
Gomi misses the shot to the body.
A jab from Hawking does it's job there.
Gomi lands a body shot. #CL#
Hawking has taken the fight to the clinch.
Gomi is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Hawking pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Hawking working aggressively here.
Gomi misses with some punches.
Gomi stops a takedown attempt from Hawking.
Gomi stops a takedown attempt from Hawking.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Stephen Hawking. That's going to take a lot out of him.#T1#
The referee is keeping an eye on Hawking - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Hawking has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Gomi avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Gomi struggles to land a body shot inside as Hawking controls his hands.
Gomi tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Hawking avoids it.
Hawking lands a nice uppercut.
Gomi lands with a short punch from the clinch. #CUT2#
It looks like Stephen Hawking has been cut.
A short right from Hawking.
Gomi taking a breather.
Hawking throws a punch but it's blocked by Gomi.
Hawking lands a shot to the body.
Hawking misses with a hook from the clinch. #TD#
Hawking wants the takedown. Gomi is fighting it off but Hawking persists and manages to bring the fight to the ground, ending up in Gomi's guard against the cage.
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!
Hawking cracks Gomi with a solid left hand.#SUB2#
Gomi looking to try and escape his hips here, looking for a submission. It looks like he's going for a triangle but Hawking is defending well. Gomi quickly switches to an armbar and extends the arm! Hawking has no choice but to tap, to a very quick submission! Wow, that was lightning fast! Gomi celebrates on the cage, with the crowd.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:56 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Takanori Gomi!
Our winner, Takanori Gomi, 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: Syn' 247: The Package     
Date:   Aug 07, 2013
#R1#
Cekada misses with a two punch combination.
Cekada fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hawking manages to avoid it.
Cekada throws a right hand that Hawking ducks under and follows up with a left that Hawking also avoids with ease.
Cekada thuds his right hand into Hawking's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Cekada throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hawking keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Cekada.
Hawking needs to keep his hands up - Cekada had a free shot at his head there.
Cekada with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Hawking stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Hawking wants it to stay on the feet.
Cekada misses with a leg kick
and Hawking cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Cekada throws a body kick that misses.
Cekada throws a wild body kick that Hawking sees coming a mile off.#T1#
Hawking avoids the head kick by Cekada.
Cekada scores with a jab to the body.
A slapping leg kick lands for Cekada.
Cekada dives in and grabs Hawking's left leg, looking for a takedown. Hawking pushes down on Cekada's head and hops out.
Hawking checks the leg kick nicely there.
Cekada thows a body kick. Hawking tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Cekada throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Cekada.
Stephen Hawking has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Boris Cekada.
Cekada throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Cekada takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Cekada misses with a head kick.
Cekada misses with a shot to the body #TD#
so Hawking counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility. #T2#
This has been an exciting period of action!#SUB2#
Cekada has an omoplata and is looking to use it perhaps as a submission or perhaps to transition. Hawking is in a bit of discomfort here, but he's managed to free himself and has dived into side control! That didn't work out too well for Cekada.
Cekada sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Hawking passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Cekada!
Cekada bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Cekada postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect. #T3##SUB#
Hawking has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Cekada can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Hawking keeping full guard, as Cekada tries to pass.
Cekada is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Hawking working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Cekada.
Hawking tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Cekada landing with the ground and pound.
Cekada throws a strike but Hawking rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.
Cekada manages to land a sweep and now he's in mount on top! #T4#
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Hawking sneaks a leg back under and regains half guard and is working straight away to try and get back to guard. He hasn't managed just yet though.
Hawking moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Cekada throws a big right hand that misses.
Cekada with a flurry of punches that miss.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Hawking manages to land a sweep and now he's in mount on top!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Cekada throwing punches from his back but nothing is landing.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Boris Cekada dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R2#
Cekada throws a lazy uppercut #TD#
and Hawking counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Hawking works his foot free and advances to mount.
Cekada is in all sorts of trouble here.
Hawking working away from the top, dropping strikes.
Cekada regains half guard.
Nice strikes from Hawking there.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hawking is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Cekada is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Hawking's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Hawking's back!#T1#
Cekada throws a big right hand but he misses and hits the mat. Ouch.
Hawking is defending well here and trying to improve his position.
Cekada lands punches and elbows.
Cekada doesn't have the hooks in and Hawking manages to turn into his guard.
Hawking postures up.
Hawking slips nicely into half guard, despite the strikes coming from Cekada.
Cekada slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Hawking keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Cekada's head.
Hawking stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Cekada swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Stephen Hawking overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.#T2#
Cekada is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.
Hawking landing a few short strikes.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Cekada trying to mount his opponent but Hawking defends it.
Cekada working Hawking over with strikes.
Cekada scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Hawking is pressing down on Cekada's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Cekada throws a big elbow that misses.
Cekada is looking to work some ground and pound but Hawking has wrist control.#T3#
Cekada throws an elbow that misses. Hawking uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Cekada's guard. Nice move by Hawking!
Cekada is trying to hold Hawking in close to prevent damage but Hawking has managed to pass into half guard.
Cekada tries to kick Hawking off but Hawking keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.
Cekada wants to sweep but Hawking has passed to side control!
Hawking prevents Cekada from escaping the position.
Cekada manages to get back to half guard.
Hawking not landing any meaningful shots this time. #T4#
Hawking is thwarting Cekada's attempts to control the position.
Cekada works his way to full guard. Good work.
Hawking prevents Cekada from getting back to his feet.
Cekada has control of Hawking's left arm, preventing Hawking from doing any damage.
Cekada wants to sweep here but Hawking controlling him for the moment.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Boris Cekada will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Hawking's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R3#
Hawking keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Cekada throws a leg kick #CL#
and Hawking counters by clinching up.
Hawking wants a takedown but no success here. #BC2#
Cekada's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Decent striking displayed by Cekada there.#CUT2#
It looks like Stephen Hawking has been cut.
Cekada tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hawking was well out of range. Poor timing from Cekada.
Hawking uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Cekada.
Cekada throws a series of punches but Hawking avoids them all with ease.
Cekada misses with a series of wild punches.
Hawking checks a low kick from Cekada.#T1#
The fight stays on the outside here - Cekada looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Cekada throws a nice looking combination but Hawking bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Cekada fails in his attempt to clinch.
Cekada shoots in looking for a takedown but Hawking manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Cekada's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Boris Cekada seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Hawking drops his hands momentarily and Cekada takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Cekada throws a right and a left that both miss.
Cekada tries to bum rush Hawking with a series of wild strikes but Hawking uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Cekada throws a head kick but Hawking moves out of range. #T2#
Cekada throws a leg kick that is checked#TD#
and Hawking counters with a nice single leg takedown and he's in Cekada's guard now.
Cekada has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Hawking has passed into side control.
Cekada tries to bench press Hawking off him but Hawking keeps the position.
Sloppy strikes there by Hawking.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Cekada is looking for a sweep.
Cekada is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
Hawking works his way into side control.
Hawking lands some shots froms side control.#T3#
Cekada is looking for a sweep.
Cekada manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Cekada is trying to control but Hawking manages to pass to mount!
Cekada is wriggling around trying to escape.
Hawking unloading with bombs!
Cekada tries to reverse the position but Hawking maintains control.#T4#
Hawking fakes a shot to the body and cracks his opponent in the head. Nice ground and pound there!
Cekada is wriggling around trying to escape.
Cekada has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hawking landing strikes from the mount and Cekada is in trouble! #CUT#
It looks like Boris Cekada has been cut.
Hawking avoids the attempt from Cekada to control.
Hawking raining down hammerfists from mount.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Cekada working to try and regain half guard.
Hawking dominating with strikes here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Stephen Hawking clearly takes that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R4#
Cekada throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Cekada clobbers Hawking with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Cekada throws a hook to the side of Hawking's head but Hawking sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Cekada looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Cekada throws a poor cross that misses #TD#
and Hawking counters with a nice double leg into side control. Cekada won't be happy with that.
Hawking working away.
Hawking cracks Cekada with a big right hand but Cekada just smiles back at him and invites him to have another go.
Cekada regains half guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Cekada pushes Hawking off looking to stand but Hawking dives back in and keeps control. #T1#
Hawking looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Cekada is pressing down on Hawking's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Hawking passes into half guard.
Cekada moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Cekada wants to sweep but no luck.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Hawking's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Hawking throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Cekada works some decent striking defense from the bottom. #T2#
Hawking with a nice head shot there.
Hawking postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Cekada is on top in guard.
Hawking is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Cekada manages to get to full guard.
Cekada wants to improve his position but instead Hawking has moved into half guard. #T3##SUB2#
Cekada looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Cekada is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though. #SUB2#
Cekada looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Hawking seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime. #T4#
Cekada trying to keep hold of his opponent's head but Hawking manages to pass to mount!
Cekada is in all sorts of trouble here.
Hawking cracks Cekada with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.
Cekada can't escape the position.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Cekada swinging wildly from the bottom but he's not landing.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Stephen Hawking will probably get the nod.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!
#R5#
Cekada swings widly with a right hand #TD#
and Hawking counters with a takedown into side control.
Cekada can't do much from the bottom here.
Hawking scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Cekada to see if he's OK.
Cekada is working hard to escape and get back to his feet. After a battle for position, Hawking asserts his dominance and retains side control.#T1#
The ground and pound from Hawking seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.
Cekada takes an elbow right on the bridge of the nose and winces in pain.
Cekada sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Cekada trying to control but Hawking postures up.
Cekada moves into full guard.
Cekada manages to land a sweep and now he's in mount on top! #T2#
Cekada looking to finish Hawking with some ground and pound. This is bad for Hawking!
Cekada cracks Hawking with a big head shot that has him covering up instantly! He's rolled onto his side and the referee has seen enough - this one is aaaaaaaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:42 of round 5, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Boris Cekada!
Boris Cekada is the new lightweight champion!
Boris Cekada decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.

 

Event: F1     
Date:   Jun 22, 2013
#R1#
Hawking avoids the head kick by Mendes.
Mendes tries to clinch up#TD#
and Hawking counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Hawking. #SUB2#
Mendes has an active guard here but Hawking has managed to pass into half guard.
Hawking throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
The fighters are battling for position here. Mendes manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Mendes wants to control but Hawking passes easily into half guard.
Hawking is thwarting Mendes's attempts to control the position.
Mendes is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#T1#
Hawking lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Hawking throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Mendes is trying to control but can't.
Hawking lands strikes from half guard.
Hawking not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Mendes makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Mendes.
Hawking won't allow Mendes to sweep him here.
Hawking postures up and lands a big shot to Mendes's brow.
Hawking loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Mendes is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Hawking throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Mendes works some decent striking defense from the bottom. #T2#
Hawking tries to free his leg and advance position but Mendes is retaining full guard. #SUB#
Hawking drops back looking for a leg! Mendes is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Mendes manages to kick Hawking off! Hawking jumps back into Mendes's guard.
Hawking preventing the sweep.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hawking throws a big right hand that misses.
Hawking postures up in Mendes's guard and throws a big left but Mendes blocks it.
Hawking trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Hawking with a flurry of punches that miss.
Mendes wants to improve his position but instead Hawking has moved into half guard.
Mendes is controlling Hawking's trapped leg to prevent Hawking from advancing to side control.
Mendes trying to control from the bottom. #T3#
Mendes is doing well to control the position and prevent Hawking from advancing to side control.
Mendes works his way to full guard. Good work.
Hawking pushes down on Mendes's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Hawking lands strikes from half guard.
Mendes is looking for a sweep. Hawking is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Mendes is looking to control Hawking's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Mendes avoid being mounted?
Hawking works his way into side control.
Hawking is putting a hurting on Mendes here, landing some big shots from side control.
Hawking cracks Mendes with a big right hand but Mendes just smiles back at him and invites him to have another go. #T4#
Mendes can't do much from the bottom here.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hawking lands some shots froms side control.
Hawking lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Mendes down.
Mendes gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Mendes makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Mendes.
Hawking landing some decent shots from guard.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Mendes holds on and takes a little breather.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!#SUB2#
Hawking got a little sloppy there for a moment and Mendes has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Hawking has managed to get both his arms back between Mendes's legs - danger averted.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Stephen Hawking dominated that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.
#R2#
Mendes tries to clinch up but Hawking circles away and keeps his distance.
Jesus Mendes seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#CL2#
Mendes closes the distance and pushes Hawking back into the cage.
Mendes's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Mendes landing knees to the body.
Hawking on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Hawking on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Mendes tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Mendes using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Hawking has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Mendes misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Hawking.
Mendes using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Hawking has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Mendes missing with knees to the body.
Hawking pushes Mendes back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Hawking digs a right hand underneath Mendes's ribcage. Mendes let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Mendes is breathing heavily.
Mendes tries to land knees in the clinch but Hawking avoids the damage to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Hawking scores with a nice hook to the head.
Hawking trying to stall but Mendes improves his position. #T1#
Hawking on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Hawking taking a breather.
Hawking content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Hawking lands a left hand.
Hawking misses with a punch to the body.
Mendes with a knee to the head. #CUT2#
It looks like Stephen Hawking has been cut.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Mendes as Hawking tries to tie him up. #TD#
Hawking has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Mendes clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!
Mendes just trying to survive but Hawking is wriggling into a better position, looking to finish.
Hawking doesn't have the hooks in and Mendes manages to turn into his guard.
Mendes looking to sit in guard and control but Hawking gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Mendes is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Mendes trying to control the position. #T2#
Hawking is looking to work some ground and pound but Mendes has wrist control.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Mendes is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move. #SUB2#
Mendes looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
Mendes is looking to stall here but Hawking recovers full guard. #T3#
Hawking keeping full guard, as Mendes tries to pass.
Mendes trying to control but Hawking is working from the bottom.
Mendes looking to sit in guard and control but Hawking gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Hawking stands and throws Mendes's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Hawking is working Mendes over with some ground and pound from side control. #T4#
Hawking scoring with punches and elbows.
Hawking working the body and head with strikes. #ROC#
Mendes is rocked!
Hawking lands a nice forearm strike.
Mendes is still in real trouble! Can Hawking finish him?
This has been an exciting period of action!
Mendes takes an elbow right on the bridge of the nose and winces in pain.
Hawking in side control lands a nice looking series of punches and elbows.
Hawking cracks Mendes with a big elbow. Oh, he's hurt! Hawking immediately mounts and start dropping bombs! Mendes is done! The referee jumps in and saves him from any more punishment - a quick and decisive finish by Hawking!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:42 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Stephen Hawking!
Post fight, Stephen Hawking stared into the camera and said 'I am the best lookin, smartest and baddest man on this planet !!! NO ONE CAN DEFEAT ME !!! '.

 

Event: FN 16     
Date:   May 26, 2013
#R1#
Belvedere IV throws a nice inside leg kick.
Belvedere IV misses with a looping left.
Augustus Belvedere IV seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Belvedere IV throws a leg kick
and Hawking counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Hawking checks a low kick from Belvedere IV.
Hawking blocks a head kick by Belvedere IV.
Belvedere IV is looking to chop away at Hawking's legs.
Belvedere IV misses with a head kick.
Hawking moves out of range of the body kick.
Belvedere IV fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Hawking is out of range.
Belvedere IV throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Belvedere IV moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Belvedere IV tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Hawking is able to avoid easily.
Belvedere IV tries to score with a low kick but Hawking moves his leg out of the way.#T1#
Belvedere IV connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Belvedere IV throws a wild body kick that Hawking sees coming a mile off.
Belvedere IV tries to land a body kick
and Hawking counters with a lovely straight right hand!
A chopping leg kick lands by Belvedere IV.
Belvedere IV tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hawking was well out of range. Poor timing from Belvedere IV.
Belvedere IV throws a head kick but Hawking moves out of range.
Belvedere IV throws a low kick but Hawking moves out of range easily.
Augustus Belvedere IV is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Belvedere IV throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Belvedere IV looks to land a body kick but Hawking moved away.
Belvedere IV misses with a low kick.
A chopping leg kick lands by Belvedere IV. #T2#
Belvedere IV misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Belvedere IV is looking to score with low kicks.
Belvedere IV is looking to chop away at Hawking's legs.
Belvedere IV looks for the body kick but Hawking saw that one coming.
Belvedere IV misses with a low kick.
Belvedere IV misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Belvedere IV misses with a low kick.
Belvedere IV misses with a jab to the body #TD2#
and Hawking decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Belvedere IV's guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hawking loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Hawking pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Belvedere IV is keeping the position for now.
Hawking is looking to work some ground and pound but Belvedere IV has wrist control.#T3#
Belvedere IV wants to control the position but Hawking says "no thanks buddy" and passes to half guard.
Hawking works his way into full mount!
Hawking won't let Belvedere IV get back to his feet... He wants to keep the fight where it is for now.
Belvedere IV is in all sorts of trouble here.
Belvedere IV tries to hold on but Hawking postures up.
Hawking postures up and cracks his opponent a couple of times before moving back into close ground control. Belvedere IV looks a forlorn figure.
Belvedere IV is looking to get to half guard.
Hawking avoids the attempt from Belvedere IV to control.
Hawking with the ground and pound from mount. #T4#
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hawking lands a heavy elbow.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Hawking postures up and throws a big right hand. BOOM! Right on the button! Belvedere IV is out cold - huge knockout for Hawking!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:24 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Stephen Hawking!
Post fight, an emotional Stephen Hawking said 'I am the best lookin, smartest and baddest man on this planet !!! NO ONE CAN DEFEAT ME !!! '.

 

Event: FN 14 Hawking vs Cottero II     
Date:   Apr 27, 2013
#R1#
Hawking looks for a takedown but Cottero sprawls well.
Cottero misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Hawking counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Tommy Cottero seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#TD2#
Hawking changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Cottero looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
Cottero struggling a bit here.#SUB2#
Hawking working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Cottero is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Hawking off and has taken his back!
Hawking is in a world of trouble here. He's outmatched on the ground here and he'd better get Cottero off his back sharpish unless he wants to be submitted.#T1#
Cottero really has the hooks in deep now - there seems like no escape for Hawking.#SUB#
Cottero looking for the choke but no joy. #SUB#
Cottero working for the choke. #T2#
Cottero wants to control but Hawking is keeping busy.#T3#
You can see the frustration on Hawking's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later. #SUB#
Cottero has his hand under the chin of his opponent looking for the choke. He's nearly got it! This one could be all over! But no, Hawking has freed his hand and lives to survive another… well, another couple of seconds at least! #SUB#
Cottero is working for the rear naked choke. He has one arm under the chin but Hawking has hold of the other arm. A bit of a stalemate here. #SUB#
Hawking defends a rear naked choke attempt by controlling one of Cottero's arms. #T4##SUB#
Cottero working for a choke but Hawking is defending well.
The crowd applaud the fighters efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hawking tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Tommy Cottero dominated that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.
#R2#
Cottero uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Cottero wants to clinch.
Cottero tries to clinch there but Hawking circles away. #TD2#
Hawking decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
Cottero trying to control but Hawking postures up. #SUB#
Cottero looking for submissions off his back.
Cottero on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound. #T1#
Hawking tries to pass the half guard into mount. Cottero knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Cottero wants to improve his position but Hawking is controlling well.
Cottero makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Cottero.
Hawking must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.#T2#
Cottero bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Hawking's guard.
Cottero seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.
Tommy Cottero overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Hawking wants to sweep here but Cottero controlling him for the moment. #T3#
Cottero stands and throws Hawking's legs to the side, diving into side control. #SUB#
Cottero has an Americana. Hawking didn't react quickly enough there and he's in big trouble now! He tries to squirm out but is forced to tap! Cottero is delighted and gyrates in front of the ring girls. They seem to like the attention - it'll be interesting to see if Cottero hooks up with any of them at the after show party.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:57 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Americana). Tommy Cottero!
Tommy Cottero retains his lightweight title!
Tommy Cottero decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.

 

Event: FN 13 Concepcion vs Hawking     
Date:   Apr 12, 2013
#R1#
A nice combination there by Concepcion. #CUT#
It looks like Stephen Hawking has been cut.
Concepcion shoots and misses #TD2#
and Hawking counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
We may be looking at a referee standup if the pace doesn't pick up soon.
Hawking looking to pass the guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Concepcion is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Concepcion working a defensive guard here.
Hawking prevents Concepcion from getting back to his feet. #T1##REF#
The ref stands the fighters back up. Angel Concepcion wasn't doing enough on the ground.#TD2#
Hawking shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
Concepcion has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Hawking is working away from the top position though.
Hawking trying to pass the guard but Concepcion defending well. #T2#
Concepcion wants to get back to his feet.
Concepcion is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though. #REF#
The ref stands the fighters back up. Angel Concepcion wasn't doing enough on the ground.
Hawking tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Concepcion paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Concepcion is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Hawking.
Hawking stuffs the takedown attempt from Concepcion. Concepcion gets slowly back to his feet. #TD#
Concepcion shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Hawking is trying to defend but Concepcion finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Concepcion not throwing his punches with enough precision this time. #T3##SUB#
Concepcion is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Hawking moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Concepcion passes Hawking's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Hawking blocking the ground and pound attempt from Concepcion.
Concepcion is nestled in close to Hawking, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.#SUB#
Hawking makes his way to full guard, as Concepcion worked for a kimura.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#T4#
Hawking manages to land a sweep and now he's in mount on top!
Concepcion manages to regain half guard. Good work.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Hawking tries to pass the half guard into mount. Concepcion knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
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 Angel Concepcion will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Stephen Hawking's cut.
That's time! Concepcion's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R2#
Concepcion misses with a combination
and Hawking counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Concepcion fails with a takedown attempt.
Hawking shoots for a double leg takedown but Concepcion sprawls well. He's pushed Hawking's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Concepcion scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Concepcion misses with a double jab #CL2#
and Hawking counters by clinching up. #BC#
Concepcion's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.#CL2#
The fight moves into the clinch position.
Hawking stalling in the clinch but Concepcion improves position.
Hawking's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Hawking digs a right hand underneath Concepcion's ribcage. Concepcion let out a lung full of air as it connected.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.#T1##BC#
Concepcion breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Concepcion tries for a takedown but Hawking sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Concepcion doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Concepcion takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Angel Concepcion. That's going to take a lot out of him.#TD2#
Hawking darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.
Concepcion is trying to control but can't.
Hawking slips a nice elbow through Concepcion's hands, connecting with Concepcion's forehead.
Concepcion wants to get back to full guard.#T2##SU#
Concepcion makes some distance and scrambles quickly back to his feet. Nice work!
Angel Concepcion is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Hawking looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Concepcion is fending him off so far but Hawking persists. Nope, Concepcion circles away and we're back to standing.
Hawking blocks a leg kick.
A combination from Concepcion does no damage.
An inside leg kick from Concepcion misses.
Concepcion falls off balance throwing a combination
letting Hawking counter with a right hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Concepcion is defended easily by Hawking.
Hawking moves out of range of the body kick from Concepcion. #T3##TD2#
Concepcion gets caught flat footed, as Hawking shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
Concepcion tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Concepcion is wriggling around but Hawking manages to pass to half guard.
Concepcion is trying to control but Hawking manages to pass to mount!
Concepcion is desperately trying to improve his position but Hawking has a good base and remains in mount.#T4#
Concepcion in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.
Hawking pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.
Hawking looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Concepcion working to try and regain half guard.
Hawking landing strikes, looking to finish!
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Concepcion tries to reverse the position but Hawking maintains control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Stephen Hawking showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Stephen Hawking'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.
#R3#
Concepcion lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Hawking circles away quickly and effectively.
Concepcion wants to clinch.
Concepcion keeps the fight on the outside.
Concepcion tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Concepcion falls off balance throwing a combination #TD2#
so Hawking counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Concepcion wants to improve his position but instead Hawking has moved into half guard.
Hawking slips a nice elbow through Concepcion's hands, connecting with Concepcion's forehead.#T1#
Hawking stops Concepcion from getting back to his feet.
Hawking uses his free foot to push down on Concepcion's thigh. Eventually he works his other foot free and he's advanced to mount - this is trouble for Concepcion.
Concepcion really wants to buck Hawking off and get back to his feet.
Hawking avoids the attempt from Concepcion to control.
You get the feeling that Concepcion really doesn't like being in this position too much. #T2#
Hawking lands a big shot there that rocks Concepcion but he's holding on and managing to survive for now.
Concepcion is trying to escape the mount.
Hawking with a couple of short strikes.
Concepcion keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Hawking has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Concepcion's face. #T3#
Concepcion is bucking up trying to escape but Hawking cracks him with another couple of good strikes.
Concepcion is in all sorts of trouble here.
Hawking lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
Concepcion is trying to get back to his feet but can't.
Hawking with the ground and pound from mount. #T4#
Hawking cracks Concepcion with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Concepcion is really trying hard to get back to his feet.
Concepcion wants to control but Hawking is having none of it.
Concepcion is trying to escape the mount.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Stephen Hawking really dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Stephen Hawking's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!
#R4#
Concepcion misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hawking. #TD2#
Hawking shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Concepcion is trying to defend but Hawking finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Concepcion regains full guard. Nicely done.
Concepcion is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Hawking pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Concepcion is keeping the position for now. #T1#
Hawking postures up.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.
Hawking with a flurry of punches that miss. #REF#
We're going to have a standup here because Angel Concepcion wasn't active enough for the referee's liking.
Hawking avoids the clinch attempt nicely. #T2#
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Concepcion will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Concepcion shoots in and drives through. Hawking sprawls well.
Angel Concepcion is winning the standup battle so far.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Hawking is defended easily by Concepcion.
Hawking has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Concepcion.
Concepcion stuffs the takedown attempt from Hawking. Hawking gets slowly back to his feet.
Concepcion shoots in and drives through. Hawking sprawls well.#TD#
Hawking gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Concepcion to score an easy takedown into full guard.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Hawking is on top in guard.
Stephen Hawking has got the better of the ground game so far.#T3##SUB#
Concepcion looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Hawking passes into half guard.
Concepcion is trying to stand. #T4#
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Hawking looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Concepcion trying to control from the bottom.
Concepcion is trying to stand.
Hawking passes the guard and advances to mount!
Concepcion can't escape the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Angel Concepcion will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Stephen Hawking's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.
#R5#
Concepcion throws a combination that misses #CL2#
and Hawking moves into the clinch.
With the fighters up against the cage, Concepcion throws an elbow but misses.
A shot in the inside from Hawking.
Hawking slowing the pace effectively.
Concepcion blocking some punches.
Hawking pushes Concepcion back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Hawking is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Hawking lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Concepcion wants to stall.
Hawking lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Hawking dodges an elbow strike from Concepcion.
Concepcion misses with a body punch.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hawking managing to block the knees to the body from Concepcion.
Hawking lands with a light punch inside.
Concepcion tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Hawking avoids it.
Hawking is struggling to control the position.#T1#
Concepcion has a couple of punches blocked by Hawking.
Hawking dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Hawking has Concepcion pressed against the cage, preventing Concepcion from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Concepcion blocks a body shot from Hawking.
Hawking trying to stall but Concepcion improves his position.
Hawking is leaning against Concepcion and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - an gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.
Hawking manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Still in the clinch, Hawking scores with a nice short uppercut.
Concepcion pushes off an throws an elbow but Hawking leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Concepcion tries a body shot but Hawking blocks it.
Hawking lands with a left to the head.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Concepcion is leaning against Hawking and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hawking blocking some punches.
Concepcion wants to break free but Hawking has control. #T2#
A quick uppercut on the inside from Hawking.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Concepcion goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A short right from Hawking on the inside.
Still in the clinch, Hawking scores with a nice short uppercut.
Hawking lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Hawking wants to stall.
Hawking blocking some punches.
Hawking is trying to stall.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Hawking takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Concepcion blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Hawking keeps control of Concepcion as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks. #BC#
Concepcion pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Hawking fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Concepcion avoids it really well and circles away.#TD2#
Hawking shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Hawking was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!#T3#
Hawking landing strikes.
Hawking throwing strikes but missing, from side control.
Concepcion pushes Hawking away and creates a bit of space to escape. He's almost out here... but no, Hawking gets a good hold of his legs and remains firmly in side control.
Concepcion is working to avoid the ground and pound but Hawking connects with a decent elbow. #T4#
Concepcion gets back to half guard.
Concepcion makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Concepcion.
Hawking pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Concepcion is keeping the position for now.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Concepcion looking to control.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 47:48
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 47:48
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Stephen Hawking!

Stephen Hawking is the new featherweight champion!
Stephen Hawking looked relieved post fight as he said the following; 'I am the best lookin, smartest and baddest man on this planet !!! NO ONE CAN DEFEAT ME !!! '.

 

Event: FN 12 Night Of The Champs     
Date:   Apr 01, 2013
#R1##TD#
Hawking gets a double leg takedown into Mendes's guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
Mendes looking to hit a scissor sweep but Hawking is one step ahead there.
Mendes looking to control.
Hawking tries to free his leg and advance position but Mendes is retaining full guard.
Hawking is working hard here to advance position.#SUB2#
Hawking got a little sloppy there for a moment and Mendes has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Hawking has managed to get both his arms back between Mendes's legs - danger averted.
Hawking looking to pass the guard.
Hawking content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots. #SUB2#
Mendes is actively looking for submissions from his back. He's worked himself a little space on the bottom and seems to be going for a triangle. No, he's switched into an armbar! That was slick! Hawking rolls with it to try and escape but Mendes cranks on the arm and Hawking is forced to tap out! This one is aaaaaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Jesus Mendes!
Jesus Mendes is the new lightweight champion!
Jesus Mendes managed to slip a mention for his sponsors, Black Belt Nutrition #=========||=========# , into his post fight interview.

 

Event: FN 11 Cottero vs Hawking     
Date:   Mar 22, 2013
#R1#
Hawking tries for a takedown but Cottero sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Hawking tries for a takedown but Cottero sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Cottero throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Cottero works the jab nicely.
Cottero swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Cottero misses with a jab to the body #TD#
and Hawking counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Cottero!
Hawking throwing ground and pound but whilst doing so, he forgets to control position and Cottero works his way back to half guard. Good composure under pressure.
Cottero has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Hawking is working away from the top position though.
Hawking passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Cottero! #T1#
A nice elbow there by Hawking.
Hawking punching from mount but Cottero doing a good job of avoiding damage.
Hawking lands a heavy elbow.
Hawking has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Cottero's face.
Cottero is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Cottero avoids a series of strikes thrown by Hawking. #T2#
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hawking cracks Cottero with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.
Cottero really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Hawking looking to finish here with some ground and pound. He lands one big shot that has Cottero covering up... and two more big strikes land, forcing the referee to step in and put and end to proceedings! This fight is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:31 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Stephen Hawking!
Stephen Hawking is the new lightweight champion!
Stephen Hawking took to the mic in his post fight interview and said 'I am the best lookin, smartest and baddest man on this planet !!! NO ONE CAN DEFEAT ME !!! '.

 

Event: CFL 15     
Date:   Mar 05, 2013
#R1#
Ekaku swings for the body but Hawking moves out of range.
Ekaku misses with a wild body shot.
A telegraphed right hand from Ekaku misses the target.
Ekaku tests Hawking's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Ekaku keeps the fight on the outside.
Hawking checks a leg kick nicely.
Ekaku misses with a leg kick #TD2#
and Hawking counters with a shoot takedown. Ekaku fights it but they end up in guard.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.
Hawking lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Ekaku is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Hawking is controlling him. #T1#
Hawking working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Ekaku's head.
Ekaku pulls Hawking in close to his closed guard and prevents Hawking from doing any damage or advancing position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hawking wants to pass the guard but Ekaku is keeping the position.
Hawking passes Ekaku's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Hawking throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Ekaku to regain full guard.
Hawking postures up.
Hawking connects with a couple of short punches.
Hawking postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect. #T2#
Hawking postures up in Ekaku's guard and throws a big left but Ekaku blocks it. #SU#
Ekaku pushes Hawking off for just long enough to get back to his feet. Very athletic spring there.
Ekaku misses with a wild body shot.
Hakuin Ekaku is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Ekaku lands a nice leg kick that just misses Hawking's sensitive parts.
Ekaku misses with a body kick.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Ekaku scores with a nice head shot.
A head kick misses from Ekaku.
Ekaku misses with a left hand #TD2#
and Hawking counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Hawking. #T3##SU#
Ekaku manages to escape and get back to his feet.
Ekaku misses with a body punch #TD2#
and Hawking counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Hawking is pressing down on Ekaku's thigh, looking to free his foot. Ekaku is holding on for now.
Hawking has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Ekaku is trying to maintain the position but Hawking is very close to passing his half guard.
Ekaku regains full guard, whilst avoiding punches from Hawking.
Hawking stands and throws Ekaku's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Ekaku is pushing Hawking's head away, looking to escape. Hawking manages to hold on to the position though.#T4#
Ekaku is trying to control Hawking's posture but Hawking avoids it.
Who's going to make the next move?
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hawking lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
Hawking throwing strikes but Ekaku manages to buck up and roll into a nice reversal - now he's on top in side control!
Hawking is looking to reverse the position.#SU#
Ekaku decides to take the fight back to the feet.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Ekaku jabs at Hawking's body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Stephen Hawking will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.
#R2#
Hawking fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Some wild striking there from Ekaku.
Ekaku missing with a left hand there. Hawking was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Ekaku thows a leg kick but Hawking checks it #TD2#
and Hawking counters with a nice double leg into side control. Ekaku won't be happy with that.
Ekaku is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Hawking's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Hawking thows a huge punch but Ekaku dodges it nicely. #T1#
Hawking wants to free his trapped foot but Ekaku is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Hawking is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Hawking not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Ekaku is trying to escape back to his feet but Hawking uses the scramble to pass into side control.
Ekaku sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Ekaku wants to get back to his feet.
Hawking tries to pass to full mount but Ekaku defends it. #T2#
Hawking passes the guard and advances to mount!
Hawking unloading with bombs!
Ekaku working to try and regain half guard.
Ekaku tries to lock up and control but Hawking gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Ekaku manages to regain half guard. Good work.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Hawking throwing shots but Ekaku is blocking nicely. #T3#
Hawking passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Ekaku!
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Ekaku tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Ekaku really wants to buck Hawking off and get back to his feet.
Hawking connects with a couple of good shots from mount.
Ekaku's corner are shouting for him to stand up but that's bad cornering - how is he meant to stand up when he's mounted? He should be looking to improve his position on the ground before trying to stand back up.
Hawking lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
Hawking working the ground and pound effectively.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Ekaku tries to reverse the position but Hawking maintains control.#T4#
Hawking lands a couple of nice shots there from mount.
Hawking looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
Ekaku taking shots to the head. #ROC2#
Ekaku is rocked!
Ekaku is trying desperately to improve position.
Oh Ekaku is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Ekaku tries to hold on but Hawking pushes him away.
Hawking fakes a shot to the body and cracks his opponent in the head. Nice ground and pound there!
Hawking loads up on a couple of big shots to the head that have Ekaku scrambling to escape. He can't get free though and several more unanswered shots from Hawking land to the head. The referee has no choice but to stop the fight. Hawking stands and salutes the crowd.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:57 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Stephen Hawking!
Stephen Hawking took to the mic in his post fight interview and said 'I am the best lookin, smartest and baddest man on this planet !!! NO ONE CAN DEFEAT ME !!! '.

 

Event: CFL 13: Ekaku vs Conception!     
Date:   Feb 19, 2013
#R1#
Fletcher looks for a takedown but Hawking sprawls well.
Fletcher scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Fletcher fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Fletcher is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Hawking.
Hawking wants to clinch#TD2#
and Fletcher counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Hawking looking for a sweep. Not yet Hawking, not yet.
Fletcher loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Hawking wants to sweep but no luck.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hawking avoiding any damage from the ground and pound. #T1#
Hawking wants to sweep here but Fletcher controlling him for the moment.
Fletcher trying to control the position from guard on top but Hawking is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Fletcher is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Hawking looking to hit a scissor sweep but Fletcher is one step ahead there.
Fletcher advances to half guard. #SUB2#
Fletcher wants to work for an arm triangle but Hawking is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Hawking is looking to get back to full guard here but Fletcher has managed to pass to side control instead.
Fletcher cracks Hawking with an elbow. That is naaassty.#T2#
Hawking managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Fletcher.
Hawking tries to improve position but can't.
The strikes coming from Fletcher are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Hawking is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Fletcher off and has taken his back!
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Hawking doesn't have the hooks in and Fletcher manages to turn into his guard.
Fletcher won't allow Hawking to sweep him here.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Fletcher is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Fletcher works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Fletcher misses with a head shot. Hawking uses the momentum to regain guard.
Hawking keeping moving, preventing Fletcher from controlling successfully.
Hawking is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move. #T3#
Fletcher makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Fletcher.
Hawking is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Fletcher has momentary wrist control but Hawking slips an elbow through the middle.
Hawking stopping the sweep attempt from Fletcher.
Hawking looking to pass the guard.
Hawking passes Fletcher's right leg, so he's now in half guard. #T4#
Hawking looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Fletcher with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Hawking working the head and body with strikes.
Hawking slips a nice elbow through Fletcher's hands, connecting with Fletcher's forehead.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Fletcher is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Hawking's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Hawking's back!
Fletcher trying to control momentarily.
Fletcher lands a shot to the head.
Fletcher lands shots from the back.
Fletcher is hanging on to Hawking's back as he tries to escape.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Fletcher lands with a couple of good shots - one to the side of the head and one questionable shot that could be viewed as to the back of the head but the referee lets it go.
The crowd hopeful of a finish here - Fletcher's supporters are on their feet, screaming for him to go for the rear naked choke.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rmarkas Fletcher dominated that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R2#
Fletcher fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Fletcher closes the distance and clinches up with Hawking, looking for a takedown. Fletcher pushes Hawking against the cage but Hawking circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Hawking misses with a takedown attempt
and Fletcher counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fletcher shoots in for a takedown but Hawking shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Stephen Hawking has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Rmarkas Fletcher.
Fletcher shoots in but doesn't get the takedown #TD#
and Hawking counters with a takedown into side control. #T1#
Hawking working the body and head with strikes.
Fletcher on the wrong end of some ground and pound. #ROC#
Fletcher is rocked!
Fletcher has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Fletcher is looking for a sweep.
Fletcher is still in real trouble! Can Hawking finish him?
Hawking scores with a big shot from side control... and another... and another! Oh Fletcher is done here - save him referee! More strikes land and eventually the ref does step in and Hawking can finally stop beating on his defenseless opponent!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:36 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Stephen Hawking!
Post fight, Stephen Hawking stared into the camera and said 'I am the best lookin, smartest and baddest man on this planet !!! NO ONE CAN DEFEAT ME !!! '.

 

Event: 12: Hawking vs Conception 2!     
Date:   Feb 05, 2013
#R1##TD#
Excellent takedown into side control there by Hawking.
Hawking scores with a couple of short elbows.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hawking working the ground and pound from side control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Concepcion is trying to improve his position.
Concepcion manages to work his way to half guard, despite Hawking's best efforts.
Hawking wants to pass to mount but Concepcion is defending the position.
Concepcion is looking to improve his position.
Concepcion flails away from the bottom but he's not doing any damage.
Hawking trying to advance position but Concepcion counters by regaining guard.
Hawking stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Concepcion swivels though and keeps the full guard. #T1##SUB2#
Concepcion is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Concepcion working a defensive guard here.
Concepcion wants to stand up but Hawking is controlling him.
Concepcion is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Hawking lands a couple of digs.#T2#
Hawking wants to pass the guard but Concepcion is keeping the position.
Concepcion is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Concepcion wants to get back to his feet but Hawking is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Hawking tries to free his leg and advance position but Concepcion is retaining full guard.
Concepcion is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.
Hawking throws a strike from the bottom that misses. #T3#
Hawking is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Concepcion thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Hawking tries to roll over but Concepcion keeps him under control.
Concepcion passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Hawking!
Hawking is desperately trying to improve his position but Concepcion has a good base and remains in mount.
Hawking slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Hawking wants to improve his position but Concepcion is controlling well.
Concepcion thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas. #T4#
Concepcion throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Concepcion wants to pass to mount but Hawking is defending the position.
Concepcion has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Concepcion prevents Hawking from getting the reversal.
Concepcion raining down shots from the mount!
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!
Concepcion with good strikes from the mount here!#SUB2#
Concepcion working for a submission here. He's tucked his head under his opponent's arm, looking for an arm triangle. He's hopped off into side control, looking to tighten the submission... is it going to work? He's given up a good position looking for it. Hawking looks OK. Oh, I spoke too soon, he's out! That must have been tighter than I thought! Excellent work there by Concepcion! Submission of the night perhaps?

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Arm Triangle). Angel Concepcion! Angel Concepcion retains his featherweight title!
A relieved looking Angel Concepcion 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: CFL 10: PRIDE FC RULES 1!     
Date:   Jan 15, 2013
#R1#
Fletcher misses with a right hand #TD2#
and Hawking counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.
Fletcher is trying to get back to full guard.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Hawking winds up and cracks Fletcher with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Hawking works his way into full mount!
The referee warns Fletcher that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Fletcher tries to reverse the position but Hawking maintains control.
Hawking lands a big shot to the head and Fletcher winces in pain. He's tapped out due to strikes!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Strikes). Stephen Hawking!
Post fight, an emotional Stephen Hawking said 'I am the best lookin, smartest and baddest man on this planet !!! NO ONE CAN DEFEAT ME !!! '.

 

Event: CFL 9: Demolition 2013!     
Date:   Jan 08, 2013
#R1#
Fletcher looks for the body kick but Hawking saw that one coming.
The fighters circling - Fletcher throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Hawking takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Rmarkas Fletcher seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Fletcher with a hook.
Hawking fails with a takedown attempt.
Hawking keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Fletcher.#TD2#
Hawking feints and then dives in with a takedown. That was a long way out but the feint bought him enough time to close the distance and complete the takedown. Now we'll play guard for a bit and see who can get the better of that position.#SUB#
Fletcher is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Fletcher is on top in guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#T1#
Fletcher trying to control the position from guard on top but Hawking is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Hawking is on top in guard. #SUB#
Fletcher looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Fletcher tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Hawking wants to pass the guard but Fletcher is keeping the position.
Fletcher utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Hawking looking to pass the guard. #T2##SUB#
Fletcher is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Hawking is aware though and is defending well.
Hawking lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.#SUB#
Fletcher had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Hawking defends it easily.
Hawking looking to pass the guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!#SUB#
Fletcher escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Hawking gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Hawking scoring with punches to the head and body. #T3#
Hawking throws a strike but Fletcher rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.
Fletcher stopping the sweep attempt from Hawking.
Fletcher advances to half guard.
Fletcher prevents Hawking from improving his position.
Fletcher trying to pass the guard but Hawking defending well. #T4#
Fletcher is keen to just control but Hawking is a slippery customer.
Hawking works his way to full guard. Good work.
Hawking looking to hit a scissor sweep but Fletcher is one step ahead there.
Fletcher stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Hawking swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Hawking wants to sweep here but Fletcher controlling him for the moment.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Fletcher in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Fletcher passes Hawking's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Hawking is staying active underneath Fletcher, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rmarkas Fletcher dominated that round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.
#R2#
Fletcher loads up on a big right hand but Hawking slips the punch.
Hawking uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Fletcher.
Fletcher fails with a takedown attempt.
Fletcher lands a body shot.
Fletcher throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Hawking's waist but Hawking gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Fletcher off to one side.
Hawking shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Fletcher sprawls well. Fletcher wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Hawking gets slowly back to his feet.
Fletcher misses with an uppercut. #T1#
Fletcher throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped #TD2#
and Hawking counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Fletcher is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.#SUB#
Fletcher has an active guard here but Hawking has managed to pass into half guard.
Fletcher is looking for a sweep. Hawking is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Fletcher regains full guard. Nicely done. #SUB#
Hawking got a little sloppy there for a moment and Fletcher has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Hawking has managed to get both his arms back between Fletcher's legs - danger averted.#T2##SUB#
Fletcher isolates an arm and boxes in a triangle. Hawking stacks Fletcher on his neck as he steps over and passes to the side. He's now in a much more dominant position where he can look to do some serious damage. Nice move by Hawking!
Rmarkas Fletcher overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Fletcher is looking to regain half guard here but Hawking keeps moving and retains side control.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hawking scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Fletcher to see if he's OK.
Hawking working the head with strikes.
Fletcher taking a bit of punishment here - Hawking scoring with strikes. #ROC2#
Fletcher is rocked!
Hawking scores with a big shot from side control... and another... and another! Oh Fletcher is done here - save him referee! More strikes land and eventually the ref does step in and Hawking can finally stop beating on his defenseless opponent!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:58 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Stephen Hawking!
Post fight, Stephen Hawking took to the microphone: 'I am the best lookin, smartest and baddest man on this planet !!! NO ONE CAN DEFEAT ME !!! '.

 

Event: CFL Christmas Bash 2012!     
Date:   Dec 25, 2012
#R1#
Hawking avoids a punch combination nicely.
Concepcion tries to clinch up.
Concepcion misses with a few strikes there.
Concepcion throws a right hand that Hawking ducks under and follows up with a left that Hawking also avoids with ease.
Concepcion misses with a two punch combination. #CL#
Concepcion closes the distance and clinches. #TD2#
Hawking gets a trip takedown into half guard.
Concepcion won't allow Hawking to pass to mount.
Concepcion has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Hawking is working away from the top position though.
Hawking passes to side control.
Hawking throws a knee to the body but it doesn't do much damage.
Hawking throws a strike aimed at the side of Concepcion's head but Concepcion avoids it well.#T1#
Concepcion manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!
Hawking is trying to get back to full guard.
Concepcion thows a huge punch but Hawking dodges it nicely.
Hawking gets back to full guard.
Hawking keeping full guard, as Concepcion tries to pass.
Concepcion postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Concepcion won't allow Hawking to sweep him here.
Concepcion stands and throws Hawking's legs to the side, diving into side control. #T2#
Hawking struggling a bit here.
Concepcion tries to move into full mount but can't pass Hawking's legs. #SUB#
Concepcion is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Hawking has escaped the position, nice work there.
Hawking prevents Concepcion from improving position.
Hawking tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Hawking manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Concepcion prevents Hawking from improving his position.
Hawking taking some punishment here, with Concepcion in his half guard. #T3#
Hawking is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Concepcion seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Hawking trying to control here.
Concepcion is pressing down on Hawking's thigh, looking to free his foot. Hawking is holding on for now.
Concepcion frees up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Concepcion working away from the top, dropping strikes.
Concepcion lands a couple of nice shots there from mount.
The referee warns Hawking that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Concepcion postures up and cracks his opponent a couple of times before moving back into close ground control. Hawking looks a forlorn figure. #CUT#
It looks like Stephen Hawking has been cut.
Concepcion lands a nice shot to the head.
Hawking sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.#T4#
Concepcion working Hawking over with strikes. #ROC#
Hawking is rocked!
Concepcion is working hard to pass the guard. He's done it - he's now in full mount! Trouble for Hawking!
Hawking is still in real trouble! Can Concepcion finish him?
Concepcion looking to finish here with some ground and pound. He lands one big shot that has Hawking covering up... and two more big strikes land, forcing the referee to step in and put and end to proceedings! This fight is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:29 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Angel Concepcion!
Angel Concepcion is the new featherweight champion!
Angel Concepcion thanked the fans post fight for their support.

 

Event: CFL 8: LEGENDS!     
Date:   Dec 04, 2012
#R1#
Hawking displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Ruutana throws out the jab.
Good leg kick by Ruutana there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Ruutana throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hawking changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Ruutana tries to avoid it but Hawking manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Ruutana to the ground. Ruutana escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Hawking moves out of range as Ruutana throws a body kick.
Ruutana rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Hawking counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Hawking avoids a kick to the body.
Ruutana works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Ruutana turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Hawking looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Ruutana is fending him off so far but Hawking persists. Nope, Ruutana circles away and we're back to standing.
Hawking uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Ruutana.
Ruutana throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Hawking will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Armas Ruutana has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Stephen Hawking.
Ruutana throws a shot from downtown. Hawking moves away and avoids it.#T1#
Ruutana lands with a thumping leg kick.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Ruutana.
Hawking has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Ruutana.
Hawking avoids a kick to the body.
Ruutana swings and misses with a shot to the body
enabling Hawking to counter with a crisp jab.
Ruutana thumps Hawking with a low kick.
Ruutana fakes the leg kick and cracks Hawking in the body.
Ruutana throws out a leg kick but Hawking moves out of range and Ruutana only half commits.
Nice jab there from Ruutana.
Donk. Ruutana catches Hawking right on the button with a cross.
Ruutana looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Ruutana throws a half hearted mid kick.#T2#
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Ruutana 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 Hawking has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Hawking and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Ruutana throws the left hand but Hawking avoids the punch easily.
Ruutana misses with a jab to the body #TD2#
and Hawking counters with a single leg into guard. Ruutana didn't expect that.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.
Ruutana is adopting a defensive guard.
Ruutana looking for a sweep. Not yet Ruutana, not yet.
Hawking throwing strikes from guard but Ruutana blocks nicely.
Ruutana looking to control.
Hawking passes into half guard.
Ruutana won't allow Hawking to pass to mount. #T3#
Hawking seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Ruutana has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Hawking is working away from the top position though.
Ruutana tries to roll over but Hawking keeps him under control.
Hawking lands strikes from half guard.
Ruutana is looking to improve his position. #T4#
Hawking takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Hawking has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Hawking not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Ruutana has his hands clasped together around Hawking's back. He's all about the action.
Hawking wants to free his trapped foot but Ruutana is holding on for dear life with his legs.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Ruutana manages to get to full guard.
Hawking pushes down on Ruutana's leg and manages to get into half guard.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Hawking passes to side control.
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 Armas Ruutana will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R2#
Ruutana keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Ruutana pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Ruutana swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Ruutana looking to land some kicks to the body here. #TD2#
Hawking shoots in for a takedown and gets it.
Ruutana is trying to get back to full guard.
Hawking passes to side control.
Hawking landing strikes. #T1#
Ruutana tries to bench press Hawking off him but Hawking keeps the position.
Ruutana regains half guard, as Hawking was trying to land strikes.
Ruutana won't allow Hawking to pass to mount.
Ruutana is looking for a sweep. Hawking is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Hawking tries to pass the half guard into mount. Ruutana knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Ruutana trying to control from the bottom.
Ruutana wants to improve his position but Hawking is controlling well.
Ruutana is in trouble now - Hawking has advanced to mount!
Hawking connects with a couple of good shots from mount. #T2#
Hawking lands a big shot there that rocks Ruutana but he's holding on and managing to survive for now.
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!
Hawking connects with a couple of good shots from mount. #ROC2#
Ruutana is rocked!
Ruutana working to try and regain half guard.
Oh Ruutana is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Hawking lands a big shot there that rocks Ruutana but he's holding on and managing to survive for now.
Hawking postures up and cracks his opponent a couple of times before moving back into close ground control. Ruutana looks a forlorn figure.
Hawking drops a big elbow. That's hurt Ruutana! More shots from Hawking and the ref steps in! The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:54 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Stephen Hawking!
Stephen Hawking is the new featherweight champion!
An intense looking Stephen Hawking took to the microphone post fight and gave a little speech: 'I am the best lookin, smartest and baddest man on this planet !!! NO ONE CAN DEFEAT ME !!! '.

 

Event: CFL 6: Jesus Gonzalez vs Bauer     
Date:   Nov 20, 2012
#R1#
Hawking throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Diagana's waist but Diagana gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Hawking off to one side.
Diagana tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Diagana misses with a combination #TD2#
and Hawking counters with a takedown into full mount! That could mean trouble for Diagana!
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.
Diagana is trying desperately to improve position.
Hawking working the ground and pound effectively.
Hawking has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Hawking throwing strikes here but Diagana is writhing around nicely and avoiding any serious damage.
Hawking looking to finish Diagana with some ground and pound. This is bad for Diagana!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Diagana is wriggling around trying to escape.
Hawking with good strikes from the mount here!#ROC2#
Diagana is rocked!
Hawking softens up his opponent with a couple of shots there and then CRACK! One massive shot lands there and Diagana is out cold! Hawking jumps to his feet and celebrates on the cage with the fans, who are, quite frankly, going absolutely mental!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Stephen Hawking!
Stephen Hawking is the new bantamweight champion!
Post fight, an emotional Stephen Hawking said 'I am the best lookin, smartest and baddest man on this planet !!! NO ONE CAN DEFEAT ME !!! '.

 

Event: SPFT 28     
Date:   Nov 10, 2012
#R1#
Muikkunen misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hawking.
Muikkunen stuns Hawking with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Muikkunen comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.#TD2#
Muikkunen throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Hawking tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Muikkunen is in Hawking's guard.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
Hawking lands a beautiful switch and he's in full mount! That could spell trouble for Muikkunen!
Hawking looking to ground and pound but Muikkunen is blocking nicely.
Muikkunen can't escape the position.
Hawking misses with a head shot.
Hawking working the ground and pound effectively. #CUT#
It looks like Nuuska Muikkunen has been cut.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hawking landing punches.
Hawking punishing his opponent with strikes.
Hawking looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here. #T1#
Hawking landing strikes from the mount and Muikkunen is in trouble!
Hawking is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Muikkunen can't stay in a position like this for much longer.
Hawking scoring with some good ground and pound from mount here. Will he manage to finish Muikkunen? #ROC#
Muikkunen is rocked!
Hawking raining down hammerfists from mount.
Muikkunen is still in real trouble! Can Hawking finish him?
Hawking loads up on a couple of big shots to the head that have Muikkunen scrambling to escape. He can't get free though and several more unanswered shots from Hawking land to the head. The referee has no choice but to stop the fight. Hawking stands and salutes the crowd.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:41 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Stephen Hawking!
Stephen Hawking retains his featherweight title!
Stephen Hawking took some time post fight to say the following; 'I am the best lookin, smartest and baddest man on this planet !!! NO ONE CAN DEFEAT ME !!! '.

 

Event: SPFT25     
Date:   Oct 06, 2012
#R1#
Hawking tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Jorma swivels and escapes.
Jorma looks for the body kick but Hawking saw that one coming. #CL2#
Jorma darts in and clinches Hawking up against the cage.
Jorma throws a punch but it's blocked by Hawking.
Hawking is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Jorma pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Hawking drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Jorma gets the underhooks and prevents it.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Stephen Hawking. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Jorma misses with a short punch on the inside. #TD#
Hawking tightens his grip and picks Jorma up, before dumping him to the ground. Jorma manages to land in guard.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
Jorma preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hawking stopping the sweep attempt from Jorma.
Hawking tries to free his leg and advance position but Jorma is retaining full guard.
Jorma lands a beautiful switch and he's in full mount! That could spell trouble for Hawking! #T1#
Hawking can't escape the position.
Hawking is working hard here to advance position.
Jorma trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Jorma sends his fist crashing into the mat - the crowd let out a collective ooooooh. Let's hope he's not broken it!
Hawking sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
Hawking is trying to get back to full guard.#T2#
Hawking is trying to control but can't.
Hawking makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Hawking.
Jorma wants to control from the top but Hawking keeps moving.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Hawking manages to land a sweep and now he's in mount on top!
Hawking landing punches.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A nice elbow there by Hawking.#T3#
A nice elbow there by Hawking.
Jorma takes a big shot to the head but keeps on trying to improve his position.
Hawking working away from the top, dropping strikes.
Hawking lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.#ROC#
Jorma is rocked!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hawking scores with a couple of good head shots there.
Jorma is still in real trouble! Can Hawking finish him?
Hawking postures up and connects with a big shot that has rocked Jorma badly. He's trying desperately to grab hold of Hawking around the waist but Hawking pushes him off and unloads with more strikes, forcing the referee to jump in and save him! Hawking is the winner by TKO! Hawking jumps onto the cage and shouts into the camera. "We did it momma!"

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:50 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Stephen Hawking!
Stephen Hawking retains his featherweight title!
An intense looking Stephen Hawking took to the microphone post fight and gave a little speech: 'I'm the best lookin, smartest and baddest man on this planet !!! NO ONE CAN DEFEAT ME !!! '.

 

Event: SPFT22     
Date:   Sep 15, 2012
#R1##TD#
Hawking shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Hawking showed some decent athleticism there.
Matice tries to get to full guard but Hawking has control of the leg.
Hawking moves into full mount! Matice won't be happy about that!
Hawking scores with a couple of good head shots there.
Matice is in a horrible position here, under a barrage of strikes, he's managing to avoid any damage.
The referee warns Matice that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Hawking raining down hammerfists from mount.#ROC#
Matice is rocked!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A big strike lands for Hawking! That's really hurt Matice and he's turned his back - Hawking keeps firing away and the ref dives in to stop the fight! Hawking jumps to his feet to celebrate the victory!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:52 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Stephen Hawking!
Stephen Hawking retains his featherweight title!
Stephen Hawking looked relieved post fight as he said the following; 'I'm the best lookin, smartest and baddest man on this planet !!! NO ONE CAN DEFEAT ME !!! '.

 

Event: SPFT21 - BE     
Date:   Sep 08, 2012
#R1#
Nevin tried to score with a low kick but Hawking checks it.
Nevin swings widly with a right hand #TD#
and Hawking counters with a shoot takedown. Nevin fights it but they end up in guard.
Hawking slips nicely into half guard.
Hawking trying to pass the guard but Nevin defending well.
Hawking throwing shots but Nevin is blocking nicely.
Hawking not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Nevin makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Nevin.
Hawking stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Nevin swivels though and keeps the full guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#T1#
Hawking is working hard here to advance position.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Nevin holds on and takes a little breather.
Hawking stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Nevin swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Nevin is trying to control the position from the bottom. #T2#
Hawking looking to pass the guard.
Hawking is looking to work some ground and pound but Nevin has wrist control.
Hawking tries to free his leg and advance position but Nevin is retaining full guard.
Nevin controls Hawking momentarily but Hawking frees himself. #REF2#
The ref calls for a clean break and stands the fighters back up. Bill Nevin wasn't active enough on the ground.
Nevin rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Hawking moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Nevin swings wildly with a couple of big hooks #TD#
and Hawking counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
Hawking passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Nevin! #T3#
Poor strikes thrown by Hawking there. More accuracy and less frantic strikes would help!
Hawking lands with some strikes.
Hawking thowing strikes but they're hitting the gloves, not doing any damage.
Hawking lands a big shot there that rocks Nevin but he's holding on and managing to survive for now.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Nevin wants to hold on but Hawking pushes him away.
Hawking landing strikes, looking to finish!
Hawking with good strikes from the mount here!#ROC#
Nevin is rocked!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hawking in mount throwing good strikes here, bouncing his opponent's head off the canvas.
Nevin is still in real trouble! Can Hawking finish him?#T4#
Hawking throws some wild stikes that Nevin manages to avoid easily.
Nevin seems to have recovered his senses.
Hawking misses with a head shot.
Hawking prevents Nevin from getting the reversal.
Hawking throwing strikes but Nevin bucks up and reverses the position. He's now in guard on top.
Hawking wants to improve his position but instead Nevin has moved into half guard.
Nevin tries to stand but can't do so whilst Hawking controls his leg.
Both fighters really going for it on the ground here!
Hawking is looking for a sweep. Nevin is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Hawking wants to control but Nevin is keeping busy.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Stephen Hawking dominated that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!
#R2#
Nevin goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Hawking is defended easily by Nevin.
Nevin connects with an inside leg kick.
Hawking throws a low kick but Nevin avoids it.
Nevin throws a body punch but Hawking moves out of range.
Hawking fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Nevin thumps Hawking with a low kick.#T1#
Nevin scores with a head kick. Hawking tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Nevin throws a sloppy body shot #TD#
and Hawking counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Hawking in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Nevin not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Hawking pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Nevin is keeping the position for now.
Hawking advances to half guard.
Nevin avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Hawking. #T2#
Hawking looks to land a strike but Nevin avoids it nicely and regains full guard.
Hawking trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nevin is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Hawking slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Nevin takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.
Hawking throws a knee to the body but it doesn't do much damage.
Nevin wants to control but Hawking postures up.#T3#
Hawking throws a strike aimed at the side of Nevin's head but Nevin avoids it well.
Hawking is trying to ground and pound but Nevin uses the momentary lack of control by Hawking to regain half guard.
Hawking missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Hawking not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Stephen Hawking overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Hawking tries to pass to full mount but Nevin defends it.
Hawking is working hard to pass the guard. He's done it - he's now in full mount! Trouble for Nevin! #T4#
Hawking misses with a series of strikes from mount. He'll no doubt be working on his ground and pound when he gets back to the gym.
Hawking breaks from Nevin's wrist control and lands an elbow.
Hawking throwing shots from mount but they're not landing.
Nevin is looking to get to half guard.
Hawking looking to ground and pound but Nevin is blocking nicely.
Hawking throwing strikes here but Nevin is writhing around nicely and avoiding any serious damage.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Hawking lands a nice shot to the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hawking thowing strikes but they're hitting the gloves, not doing any damage.
Hawking looking to ground and pound but Nevin is blocking nicely.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Stephen Hawking dominated that second round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.
#R3#
A leg kick checked by Hawking.
Hawking with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Nevin to score with a decent uppercut.
Nevin swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Nevin throws a chopping leg kick but Hawking manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Hawking is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Nevin can do to turn this around?
Nevin misses with a jab, cross combination.
No luck for Hawking with that takedown attempt.
Hawking keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Nevin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Nevin throws a body punch but Hawking moves out of range.
Hawking avoids the body shot from Nevin. #T1#
Nevin throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Hawking with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Nevin to score with a decent uppercut.
Nevin tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Nice body kick there by Nevin.
Nevin throws a hook but Hawking avoids it easily.
The crowd cheers as Nevin lands an impressive looking overhand right. Hawking doesn't seem phased though.
Bill Nevin seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nevin throws a low kick but it's checked well by Hawking.
Nevin throws a sloppy head kick and Hawking moves out of range easily.
Nevin scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Nevin thows a body shot but no joy. #T2#
Nevin misses with a lunging right hand #TD#
and Hawking counters with a nice double leg into side control. Nevin won't be happy with that.
Hawking creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Nevin sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
Nevin avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Hawking.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
The ground and pound from Hawking seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.
Hawking working the ground and pound.
Hawking connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Nevin some visible discomfort.
Hawking cracks Nevin with an elbow. That is naaassty.
Hawking looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Nevin is avoiding damage well. #SUB#
Hawking looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything. #T3#
Nevin defending against the ground and pound.
Hawking working the strikes but Nevin uses the opportunity to regain half guard.
Hawking moves nicely into side control.
Sloppy strikes there by Hawking.
Hawking throwing shots but missing, from side control.
Hawking working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards. #T4##SUB#
Hawking tries for a kimura but Nevin is defending well.
Hawking looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Nevin is avoiding damage well.
Hawking throwing strikes but missing, from side control.
Nevin regains half guard, as Hawking was trying to land strikes.
Ground and pound from Hawking.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Stephen Hawking clearly takes that round.
That's time! Hawking's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R4#
Hawking stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Nevin.
Hawking avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Nevin misses with a hook to the body #TD#
and Hawking counters with a shoot takedown. Nevin fights it but they end up in guard.
Hawking works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Nevin won't allow Hawking to pass to mount.
Nevin is controlling Hawking's trapped leg to prevent Hawking from advancing to side control.
Hawking thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Nevin's head.
Hawking trying to advance position but Nevin counters by regaining guard.
Hawking throws a strike but Nevin rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top. #T1#
Nevin stopping the sweep attempt from Hawking.
Nevin has decided he wants to stand but the closed guard of Hawking is proving hard to escape from.
Hawking wants to sweep but no luck. #SU2#
Nevin stands up from guard. Let's bang!
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Nevin 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 Hawking has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Hawking and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.#T2#
A looping hook to the body misses from Nevin. Hawking does a little dance to reset his feet.
Nevin throws a leg kick which misses Hawking's front leg but catches the back leg as Hawking tries to avoid it.
Nevin lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Nevin waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Hawking.
Nevin lands with a nice body kick.
Hawking avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Nevin throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Hawking's head.
Nevin throws a right hand that misses
enabling Hawking to counter with a crisp jab.
Nevin moves into range and lands a nice body kick. #T3#
Hawking avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Nevin cracks Hawking with a right hand to the side of the head.
Hawking blocks a head kick by Nevin.
Hawking shoots in looking for a takedown but Nevin manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Hawking's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Hawking avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Nevin misses with a looping left.
Nevin misses with a body shot #CL#
and Hawking counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Nevin can't find room to land a body shot as Hawking controls the action.
Hawking is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Nevin is defending well.
Nevin gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Hawking.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Stephen Hawking. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Nice elbow from Nevin. #CUT2#
It looks like Stephen Hawking has been cut.#T4#
Nevin wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.#TD#
Hawking is trying to trip Nevin. He has hold of a leg but Nevin is hopping around, keeping his balance for the moment. Hawking persists though and gets the takedown into guard.
Hawking forces his way into half guard.
Hawking missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hawking is pressing down on Nevin's thigh, looking to free his foot. Nevin is holding on for now.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Nevin is in trouble now - Hawking has advanced to mount!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Stephen Hawking will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Stephen Hawking's cut.
That's time! Hawking's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!
#R5#
Nevin throws a low kick but Hawking moves out of range easily.
Nevin thows a left - swing and a miss!
Nevin throws a front kick aimed at Hawking's knee but Hawking avoids it well. #TD#
Hawking throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Nevin tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Hawking is in Nevin's guard.
Hawking missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Hawking 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.
Hawking passes Nevin's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Hawking trying to pass the guard but Nevin defending well.
Hawking throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man. #T1#
Hawking uses his free foot to push down on Nevin's thigh. Eventually he works his other foot free and he's advanced to mount - this is trouble for Nevin.
Hawking throwing sloppy strikes, which aren't doing any damage.
Nevin is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Hawking misses with a series of strikes from mount. He'll no doubt be working on his ground and pound when he gets back to the gym.
Hawking looking to finish Nevin with some ground and pound. This is bad for Nevin!
Nevin holding onto his opponent's waist for dear life, as Hawking tries to land some strikes to get him to release his grip.
Hawking lands a big shot there that rocks Nevin but he's holding on and managing to survive for now. #T2#
Hawking throws an elbow from mount that misses. Lucky escape for Nevin because Hawking loaded up on that one.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nevin avoids a series of strikes thrown by Hawking.
The crowd growing excited in anticipation of a finish here! Right on cue, Hawking cracks his opponent with a massive right hand that draws loud cheers!
Hawking throws an elbow from mount that misses. Lucky escape for Nevin because Hawking loaded up on that one.
Hawking lands a heavy shot. That's hurt Nevin! Hawking sees the opportunity and turns up the heat - strike after strike land to the defenseless Nevin and the ref dives in to save him! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:53 of round 5, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Stephen Hawking!
Stephen Hawking is the new featherweight champion!
In his post fight interview, Stephen Hawking started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.

 

Event: Syn Euro: Defying Gravity     
Date:   Apr 22, 2012
#R1#
Hawking lands a jab to Natzee's midsection.
Natzee looks to score with a jab to the body but Hawking is just out of range.
Natzee wants to clinch but Hawking slips to the side#TD2#
and Hawking counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Natzee wants to get back to his feet but Hawking is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Natzee wants to sweep here but Hawking controlling him for the moment.
Hawking tries to free his leg and advance position but Natzee is retaining full guard.
Natzee wants to hit a switch here but Hawking passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Natzee there!
Natzee tries to reverse the position but Hawking maintains control.
Hawking lands a nice shot to the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hawking trying to control but Natzee is having none of it.
Hawking prevents Natzee from getting the reversal.#T1##SUB2#
Hawking is going oldschool here, as he tries to force Natzee to tap using a forearm choke. This isn't 1993 though, so Natzee shrugs it off.
Natzee might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Natzee really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Natzee is working hard here to advance position.
Hawking dominating with strikes here.
Hawking trying to control but Natzee is having none of it.
Hawking lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.#T2#
Hawking can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Natzee is looking to escape.
Natzee is working to get back to half guard.
Natzee tries to hold on but Hawking postures up.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Natzee is wriggling around trying to escape.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Natzee bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!
Hawking is trying to control the position but Natzee postures up. #T3#
Hawking avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Natzee has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Hawking throws some sloppy strikes off his back.
Natzee trying to control the position from guard on top but Hawking is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Hawking throws a couple of weedy looking strikes off his back.
Natzee not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Hawking keeping moving, preventing Natzee from controlling successfully.
Natzee stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Hawking swivels though and keeps the full guard. #T4##SUB2#
Natzee got a little sloppy there for a moment and Hawking has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Natzee has managed to get both his arms back between Hawking's legs - danger averted.
Natzee's corner is telling him to maintain position.#SUB2#
Hawking throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Natzee won't allow Hawking to sweep him here.
Natzee engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Natzee trying to control but Hawking is working from the bottom.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Stephen Hawking will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.
#R2#
Hawking takes a swing at Natzee's ribcage but misses. #TD2#
Hawking fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Natzee sprawls well initially but Hawking persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
Hawking with the ground and pound but Natzee uses the opportunity to regain guard.
Hawking postures up.
Hawking throws an elbow that misses. Natzee uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Hawking's guard. Nice move by Natzee!
Natzee wants to pass the guard but Hawking is keeping the position.
Hawking wants to sweep here but Natzee controlling him for the moment.
Natzee is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.#T1#
Natzee trying to control but Hawking is working from the bottom.
Hawking utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Hawking is on top in guard.
Natzee is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Hawking working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Hawking showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Hawking won't allow Natzee to sweep him here. #T2#
Natzee is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Hawking is controlling him.
Natzee tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Natzee trying to control the position.
Natzee keeping moving, preventing Hawking from controlling successfully.
Natzee is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.
Hawking wants to get back to full guard but Natzee has passed into side control.
Natzee working away.
Hawking tries to control but end up mounted... ooooh, that's bad.#T3#
Hawking tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Hawking wants to control but Natzee is having none of it.
Hawking is trying to escape the mount.
Natzee throwing strikes here but Hawking is writhing around nicely and avoiding any serious damage.
Hawking gets back to half guard.
Hawking wants to control but Natzee is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Natzee throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Natzee throwing shots but Hawking is blocking nicely.
Natzee wants to take a breather but Hawking is having none of it. #T4#
Hawking is looking for a sweep. Natzee is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Natzee tries to pass to full mount but Hawking defends it.
Hawking keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Natzee is pressing down on Hawking's thigh, looking to free his foot. Hawking is holding on for now.
Natzee is just content to waste time from the top position. Hawking takes advantage of the situation and regains full guard.
Hawking wants to control the position but Natzee says "no thanks buddy" and passes to half guard.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Hawking wants to get back to full guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Stephen Hawking will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!
#R3#
Natzee shoots for a double leg takedown but Hawking sprawls well. He's pushed Natzee's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Natzee lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
A left and a right from Hawking both land. Nice combination.
Natzee throws a body punch but Hawking moves out of range.
Natzee tries to move into range but Hawking moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Hawking takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Hawking is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Hawking misses with a series of wild punches.
Hawking fails with a takedown attempt.
Natzee misses the shot to the body.
Hawking shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Natzee but Natzee pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Natzee lands with an overhand left.#CUT#
It looks like Stephen Hawking has been cut.#T1#
No luck with that takedown attempt from Hawking.
Grammur Natzee has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Stephen Hawking.
Hawking dodges the punch combination from Natzee.
Natzee ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Natzee tries to clinch but Hawking moves out of range.
Natzee shoots in looking for a takedown. Hawking tries to sprawl out of it but Natzee keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Hawking manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Hawking misses with a straight left. #TD2#
Hawking throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Natzee was covering up waiting for the punch and Hawking finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Hawking throws a big right hand that misses.
Grammur Natzee has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2##SUB#
Natzee is looking for a triangle but Hawking pushes his legs off easily.
Hawking content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Hawking connects with a couple of short punches.
Hawking is stalling in the full guard.
Natzee keeping moving, preventing Hawking from controlling successfully. #SUB2#
Hawking is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Natzee is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.
Hawking is trying to get back to full guard.#T3#
Natzee is looking to take a break and control but Hawking is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Natzee not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Hawking is not content to let Natzee control the position.
Hawking is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Natzee's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Natzee's back!
Hawking lands with a big left hand that may well have hurt his opponent. Can Natzee hold on?!
You can see the frustration on Natzee's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.
Hawking connects with a big shot to the side of Natzee's head. #T4#
Hawking scores with some strikes to the side of the head there. Good, points scoring shots.
The referee is taking a good look at Natzee as he is on the wrong end of some big shots from Hawking!
Hawking is trying to stick to Natzee's back but Natzee is turning into Hawking. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Hawking's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Natzee.
Hawking is trying to keep Natzee in close.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Hawking is on top in guard.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Natzee wants to sweep but no luck.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Hawking wants to pass the guard but Natzee is keeping the position.
Natzee throwing some rather feeble looking strikes off his back.
Stephen Hawking is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Natzee keeping moving, preventing Hawking from controlling successfully.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Arvi Lind scores the fight 27:30
Judge Johanna Lukiainen scores the fight 28:30
Judge Tarja Halkonen scores the fight 28:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Stephen Hawking!

 

Event: REF 79 - Kawashima vs Alves     
Date:   Mar 10, 2012
#R1#
The fight stays on the outside here - Cage looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Cage takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Cage doesn't manage to clinch there - Hawking circles away.
Hawking tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Cage swivels and escapes.#CL#
Hawking tries to keep at a distance but Cage has taken the fight into the clinch.
Cage is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Cage keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Hawking's efforts to push away.
A nice left hand lands by Cage.
Cage can't find room to land a body shot as Hawking controls the action.
Cage lands with a right to the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Cage.
Hawking blocks a punch to the side of the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Cage lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Hawking drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Cage gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Cage lands a knee to the body. #T1#
Cage lands a hook that snaps the head of Hawking backwards.
A short right from Cage. #TD2#
Hawking has hold of one of Cage's legs. Cage is fighting the takedown attempt but Hawking gets the trip and lands the takedown into guard.
Hawking preventing the sweep.
Hawking with a nice head shot there.
Hawking has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Cage tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Cage wants to get back to his feet but Hawking passes into half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Cage is trying to get back to full guard.
Hawking is thwarting Cage's attempts to control the position.
Cage regains full guard, whilst avoiding punches from Hawking. #T2#
Hawking throwing strikes from guard but Cage blocks nicely.
Cage keeping moving, preventing Hawking from controlling successfully.
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!
Cage has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Cage tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Cage wants to control but instead he gets his guard passed and Hawking is now in half guard.
Cage is looking for a sweep. Hawking is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Cage has hold of Hawking's hands but Hawking slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Cage desperately trying to maintain half guard. #T3#
Hawking wants to lay and pray for a moment but Cage keeps working.
Hawking missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Hawking is looking to stall here but Cage recovers full guard.
Hawking throws a big elbow that misses.
Cage looking to hit a scissor sweep but Hawking is one step ahead there.
Cage looking to control. #T4#
Hawking stopping the sweep attempt from Cage.
Hawking throwing strikes from guard but Cage blocks nicely.
Hawking trying to control the position from guard on top but Cage is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Cage working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Hawking.
Hawking's corner is telling him to maintain position.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Cage manages to land a sweep and now he's in mount on top!
Hawking is looking to improve his position but Cage isn't that keen on the idea.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Luke Cage dominated that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!
#R2#
Hawking lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Cage at a distance.
Hawking scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Hawking circles away from the clinch attempt.
Cage cracks Hawking with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Cage keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Hawking.
Hawking throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Cage stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Cage blocks a jab.
Cage is looking to clinch. #TD2#
Cage tries to sprawl but Hawking drives through with a takedown into half guard.
Hawking trying to control the pace.
Hawking prevents Cage from improving his position.#T1#
Cage moves into full guard.
Cage is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Hawking cracks Cage with a solid left hand.
Cage wants to sweep here but Hawking controlling him for the moment.
Hawking throwing strikes from guard but Cage blocks nicely.
Cage is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Cage wants to sweep but no luck. #T2#
Cage keeping moving, preventing Hawking from controlling successfully. #REF3#
Neither fighter is doing enough for the referee's liking and he's decided to stand them back up.
Cage takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
The fighters circling - Cage throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Hawking jabs Cage to the body, keeping him at a distance.
A slow jab from Hawking misses its intended target. #TD2#
Hawking decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Cage desperately trying to maintain half guard.
Hawking wants to control but Cage is keeping him busy. #T3#
Hawking stalling away here and it's allowed Cage to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
Cage wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Hawking is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Hawking trying to control but Cage is working from the bottom.
Cage keeping full guard, as Hawking tries to pass. #SUB#
Cage has his feet on Hawking's thighs here. He's pushed Hawking off and worked for a very quick armbar from the bottom! He's flipped onto his stomach and he's cranking hard on the arm! Hawking screams in pain and taps out! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:58 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Luke Cage!
Luke Cage managed to slip a mention for his sponsors, xXx - Voodoo Labs - 159+ Energy - $45, into his post fight interview.

 

Event: REF 77 - Machida vs Staal     
Date:   Feb 26, 2012
#R1#
Hawking throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hawking throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hawking rushes in with a sloppy looking punch #TD2#
and Mont Alvernne counters with a nice double leg into side control. Hawking won't be happy with that.
Hawking tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Mont Alvernne wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Hawking manages to get back to half guard.
Hawking wants to sweep but Mont Alvernne has passed to side control!#SUB2#
Mont Alvernne is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Hawking has escaped the position, nice work there.
Hawking gets back to half guard.
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.#T1#
Hawking is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#SUB2#
Mont Alvernne is working for a kimura but Hawking is defending it quite comfortably. #T2#
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Hawking has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Mont Alvernne is working away from the top position though.
Mont Alvernne working to pass to mount. He's got his hand pressing down on Hawking's thigh. Hawking counters though and makes it back to full guard.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Mont Alvernne looking to sit in guard and control but Hawking gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#T3#
Hawking pushing down on Mont Alvernne's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Mont Alvernne is trying to control but can't.
Hawking wants to lay and pray for a moment but Mont Alvernne keeps working.
Hawking is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Mont Alvernne is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.#SUB2#
Mont Alvernne looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Hawking controlling the pace. #T4#
Mont Alvernne is looking to improve his position. #SUB#
Hawking is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Mont Alvernne is just riding it out for now. Hawking eventually gives up the hold. #SUB2#
Mont Alvernne actively working from the bottom here.#SUB2#
Mont Alvernne looking to force a kimura from the bottom here. He's concentrating on that move too much though and Hawking pushes past his half guard into mount!
Hawking lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
The crowd applaud the fighters efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hawking connects with a couple of good shots from mount.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Mont Alvernne is working to get back to half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Stephen Hawking dominated that round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.
#R2#
Mont Alvernne misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Hawking stuffs the takedown.
Mont Alvernne dodges the punch combination from Hawking.
Hawking misses the jab.
Hawking lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Mont Alvernne looks for a takedown but Hawking sprawls well.
Stephen Hawking has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Charlie Mont Alvernne.
Mont Alvernne avoids a punch combination nicely.
Hawking digs a good body shot into Mont Alvernne's ribs.#T1#
Hawking misses with the combination.
Hawking swings wildly with a couple of big hooks #TD2#
and Mont Alvernne decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Hawking's guard.
Hawking has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Mont Alvernne has passed into side control.
Hawking is trying to control Mont Alvernne's posture but Mont Alvernne avoids it.
Hawking is looking to slip a leg under and get half guard but Mont Alvernne is one step ahead and moves to full mount!#T2#
Hawking tries to hold on but Mont Alvernne postures up.#SU2#
Mont Alvernne is standing up, even though he is in mount.
Hawking slaps away a takedown attempt from Mont Alvernne, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Mont Alvernne with a lazy takedown attempt
and Hawking counters with a stiff right hand.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hawking jabbing away but nothing is landing. #T3#
Hawking throws a hook but Mont Alvernne blocks it.
Mont Alvernne blocks a jab.
Mont Alvernne showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Hawking.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Hawking, as that shot connected.
Mont Alvernne misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.#TD#
Excellent takedown into side control there by Hawking.
Mont Alvernne trying to remain calm as Hawking controls from the top position.
Mont Alvernne tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Hawking wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control. #T4#
Mont Alvernne taking a bit of punishment here - Hawking scoring with strikes.
Check out the look on Hawking's face as he threw that strike - that's one determined fighter!
Hawking controlling the position from side mount.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hawking working the ground and pound.
Mont Alvernne gets back to half guard.
Hawking seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense. #SUB2#
Mont Alvernne actively working from the bottom here.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Hawking wants to take a breather but Mont Alvernne is having none of it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Stephen Hawking dominated that second round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.
#R3##TD#
Hawking changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Mont Alvernne looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
Hawking wants to control but Mont Alvernne is keeping him busy.
Hawking in side control lands a decent elbow.
Hawking wants to lay and pray for a moment but Mont Alvernne keeps working.
Mont Alvernne is looking for a sweep.
Mont Alvernne takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.
Mont Alvernne is trying to improve his position.
Hawking is chipping away with strikes.
Mont Alvernne tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Hawking wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Mont Alvernne is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Mont Alvernne sneaks back into half guard.
Mont Alvernne takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.#T1#
Hawking wants to lay and pray for a moment but Mont Alvernne keeps working. #SUB#
Hawking is working for a submission of some sort.
Hawking is controlling the pace.
Mont Alvernne wants to get back to his feet. #SUB2#
Mont Alvernne actively working from the bottom here.#T2#
Mont Alvernne tries to get to full guard but Hawking has control of the leg.
Hawking looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Mont Alvernne with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position. #SUB2#
Mont Alvernne actively working from the bottom here.#SUB2#
Mont Alvernne looking for subs from the bottom but Hawking mounts him!
Hawking scores with a couple of good head shots there.
Hawking lands with some vicious ground and pound - can Mont Alvernne hang on?
Hawking scoring with some good ground and pound from mount here. Will he manage to finish Mont Alvernne? #ROC#
Mont Alvernne 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!
Hawking trying to control but Mont Alvernne is having none of it.
Hawking controlling his opponent. #T3#
Mont Alvernne is bucking up trying to escape but Hawking cracks him with another couple of good strikes.
Mont Alvernne is still in real trouble! Can Hawking finish him?
Mont Alvernne is in all sorts of trouble here.
Mont Alvernne seems to have recovered his senses.
Hawking content just to control the position here.
Hawking working the ground and pound effectively.
Hawking putting on the heat here with some good ground and pound!
Mont Alvernne can't escape the position.
Mont Alvernne takes a big shot to the head but keeps on trying to improve his position.
Hawking punishing his opponent with strikes. #T4#
Hawking working the ground and pound effectively.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Mont Alvernne gets back to half guard.
Stephen Hawking overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Hawking working the head and body with strikes.
Hawking lands with a punch from half guard. #SUB2#
Mont Alvernne looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Hawking stalling.
Mont Alvernne is not content to let Hawking control the position.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Hawking wants to stand up but Mont Alvernne is controlling the position. #SUB2#
Mont Alvernne is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Hawking pulls his head out easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Stephen Hawking clearly takes that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!
#R4#
Mont Alvernne slips a jab and a cross from Hawking.
Mont Alvernne takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Hawking misses the jab.
Hawking uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Some wild striking there from Hawking.
Mont Alvernne tries for a takedown but Hawking circles away easily
and Hawking cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.#TD2#
Mont Alvernne decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
Hawking regains full guard. Nicely done.
Mont Alvernne is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.#T1##SU#
Hawking kicks Mont Alvernne off and gets to his feet.
Mont Alvernne tries for a takedown but Hawking circles away easily#TD#
and Hawking counters with a nice double leg into side control. Mont Alvernne won't be happy with that.
Hawking working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
Hawking taking a breather here.
Mont Alvernne gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Hawking winds up and cracks Mont Alvernne with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Hawking controlling the action here. #T2#
Mont Alvernne is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Hawking has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Hawking breaks from Mont Alvernne's wrist control and lands an elbow.
Hawking looking to control and managing it successfully.
Mont Alvernne working to try and regain half guard. #SUB#
Hawking goes for an armbar but he's not got it… Mont Alvernne turns into him and now he's in Hawking's guard. #T3#
Hawking not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Hawking is trying to hold Mont Alvernne in close to prevent damage but Mont Alvernne has managed to pass into half guard.
Hawking wants to get back to full guard.#T4#
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.#REF#
The ref stands the fighters back up because Stephen Hawking just wasn't active enough.
Mont Alvernne shoots for a takedown but Hawking saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Stephen Hawking has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Charlie Mont Alvernne.
Hawking throws a jab but it's blocked by Mont Alvernne.
Mont Alvernne doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Hawking cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Hawking misses with a hook. Mont Alvernne ducked under it nicely.
Hawking swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hawking is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Mont Alvernne can do to turn this around?
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Hawking throws a right and a left that Mont Alvernne avoids nicely.
Mont Alvernne shoots for a double leg takedown but Hawking sprawls well. He's pushed Mont Alvernne's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Hawking shoots for a takedown but Mont Alvernne saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Stephen Hawking had his way with Charlie Mont Alvernne in that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!
#R5#
Mont Alvernne doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Hawking counters with a left to the body.
Mont Alvernne shoots for a double leg takedown but Hawking sprawls well. He's pushed Mont Alvernne's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Hawking misses with a straight left.
Mont Alvernne changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Hawking tries to avoid it but Mont Alvernne manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Hawking to the ground. Hawking escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Stephen Hawking has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Charlie Mont Alvernne.#TD#
Hawking throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Mont Alvernne tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Hawking is in Mont Alvernne's guard.
Hawking lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Mont Alvernne can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Hawking controls the pace.#SUB2#
Mont Alvernne escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Hawking gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Mont Alvernne is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Hawking's corner is telling him to maintain position.#T1#
Hawking trying to control the position from guard on top but Mont Alvernne is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #SUB2#
Mont Alvernne looking for a guillotine here but Hawking defends easily.
Hawking slips nicely into half guard.
Hawking is looking to take a break and control but Mont Alvernne is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Hawking stalling.
Mont Alvernne pushes Hawking off looking to stand but Hawking dives back in and keeps control. #T2#
Mont Alvernne is staying active underneath Hawking, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
Hawking throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage. #REF#
The ref stands the fighters back up because Stephen Hawking just wasn't active enough.
Hawking lands a body shot.
Hawking misses with a double jab.
Hawking fails with a takedown attempt.
Hawking connects with a body shot that sends Mont Alvernne's belly button to the back.
Hawking throws a hook to the side of Mont Alvernne's head but Mont Alvernne sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.#T3##TD2#
Mont Alvernne looking to score a takedown here. Hawking is defending well but Mont Alvernne drives through and ends up in Hawking's guard.
Hawking wants to sweep here but Mont Alvernne controlling him for the moment.
Hawking not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.#REF#
Stephen Hawking has forced the referee to step in and bring the fight back to the feet.
Hawking lands a jab to the nose.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Mont Alvernne is defended easily by Hawking.
A lazy left from Hawking finds it's target.#T4#
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Hawking is defended easily by Mont Alvernne.
Hawking's corner calls for a 1-2. Hawking obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Charlie Mont Alvernne has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Hawking connects with a body shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hawking fails with a takedown attempt.
Mont Alvernne shoots in and drives through. Hawking sprawls well.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Daniel Cesar scores the fight 50:45
Judge Leandro Rodrigues scores the fight 50:45
Judge Paulo Santos scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Stephen Hawking!

 

Event: REF 75 - Nelson vs Hawking     
Date:   Feb 19, 2012
#R1#
Nelson misses with a hook. Hawking ducked under it nicely.
Hawking keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot. #TD2#
Nelson gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Hawking to score an easy takedown into full guard.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Nelson is on top in guard.
Nelson stopping the sweep attempt from Hawking.
Nelson wants to control from the top but Hawking keeps moving.
Nelson passes Hawking's left leg - he's now in half guard. #SUB#
Nelson is working for a submission of some sort. #T1#
Hawking looks like he's trying to stand up.
Hawking moves into full guard.
Nelson trying to control the position from guard on top but Hawking is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Nelson loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Nelson pushing down on Hawking's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work. #T2#
Hawking has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Nelson is working away from the top position though.
Hawking makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Hawking.
Nelson postures up.
Hawking avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Nelson postures up.
Nelson trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Hawking not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Nelson is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.#REF2#
The ref stands the fighters back up, due to lack of action by Stephen Hawking.
Nelson misses with a right hand
and Hawking counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Nelson thinking.
Nelson throws a sloppy body shot
and Hawking counters with a lovely straight right hand!#T3#
Hawking walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Good shot there by Nelson.
Hawking connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Hawking ducks under a wild hook from Nelson.
Hawking throws a right and a left that Nelson avoids nicely.
Hawking is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Nelson thows a body shot but no joy.
Nice defenses there by Hawking.
Hawking ducks right into an uppercut from Nelson.
Nelson throws a lazy uppercut
and Nelson takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Nelson's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Hawking connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Nelson scrambles back to his feet.
Hawking slips under a jab.#TD#
Excellent takedown into side control there by Nelson. #T4#
This has been an exciting period of action!
Nelson throwing strikes but Hawking manages to buck up and roll into a nice reversal - now he's on top in side control!
Hawking wants to control but Nelson is keeping him busy.
An elbow from Hawking crashes against the mat.
Nelson tries to control but end up mounted... ooooh, that's bad.
Nelson is looking to get to half guard.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Hawking tries to control but Nelson wriggling away.
Nelson tries to reverse the position but Hawking maintains control.
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 Ed Nelson will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R2#
Nelson shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Hawking but Hawking pushes him off and we're back to square one.#TD2#
Hawking looking for a takedown here - he's got it.
Nelson is adopting a defensive guard.
Nelson looking for a sweep. Not yet Nelson, not yet.
Hawking sitting in guard here, content to control.
Nelson wants to sweep here but Hawking controlling him for the moment.
Nelson trying to control the position.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.#SUB#
Nelson working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Hawking doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Hawking manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem. #T1##SUB#
Nelson had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Hawking defends it easily.
Hawking must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Hawking trying to control the position from guard on top but Nelson is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Nelson working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Hawking.
Hawking preventing the sweep.
Nelson is working hard here to advance position.
Hawking trying to control but Nelson is working from the bottom.
Hawking throwing strikes from guard but Nelson blocks nicely. #T2#
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Nelson is on top in guard.
Hawking trying to control the position.
Nelson passes into half guard under a barage of strikes.
Hawking is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Nelson's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Nelson's back!
I would not like to be Nelson right now.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Hawking looking to soften up his opponent with punches.
Nelson turns into Hawking and is now in his guard. #T3#
Hawking throwing strikes off his back to little effect.
Stephen Hawking has got the better of the ground game so far.
Nelson trying to control but Hawking is working from the bottom.
Nelson is pushing down on Hawking's leg trying to pass to half guard. Hawking is fighting to maintain full guard but Nelson has managed to sneak the leg through.
Hawking won't allow Nelson to pass to mount.
Nelson is trying to control the action in half guard but Hawking is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Nelson controlling the action here.
Hawking is staying active underneath Nelson, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Nelson is stalling here. Hawking is in no mood to hang around though. He's locked up a kimura from the bottom! Nelson seems to be keeping calm but he's forced to roll out of the hold and Hawking has ended up in side control on the top. Nice work. #T4#
Nelson tries to improve position but can't.
Nelson is looking to slip a leg under and get half guard but Hawking is one step ahead and moves to full mount!
Hawking cracks Nelson with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.
Nelson is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Hawking tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Nelson manages to regain half guard. Good work.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Hawking is thwarting Nelson's attempts to control the position.
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 Ed Nelson will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.
#R3#
A big right from Nelson misses.
Hawking slips under a jab.
Hawking works the jab nicely.
Hawking uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Nelson.
Nelson tests Hawking's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Nelson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hawking manages to avoid it.
Hawking throws a right hand that Nelson ducks under and follows up with a left that Nelson also avoids with ease.
Hawking misses with a double jab.
Nelson misses with an uppercut.
Nelson uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.#TD2#
Hawking is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Nelson's half guard.#T1#
Nelson is looking for a sweep. Hawking is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Hawking sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Nelson defending well though.
Hawking sitting and controlling from the half guard.
Nelson is staying active underneath Hawking, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Nelson is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Nelson is trying to control but can't. #T2##REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Hawking scores with the left hand. Nelson knows he should have avoided that one.
Hawking cracks Nelson with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Nelson shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Hawking pinned against the cage. Hawking gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Nelson looks to clinch
and Hawking counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.#TD2#
Hawking drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hawking trying to control the position but Nelson is working away.
Nelson stops Hawking from passing to mount.
Hawking trying to control the action but Nelson is working from the bottom. #T3#
Hawking working away.
Nelson is trying to improve his position.
Nelson parries the strikes from Hawking easily there. Hawking is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Nelson to escape.
Hawking misses with the ground and pound.
Nelson struggling a bit here.
Nelson tries to bench press Hawking off him but Hawking keeps the position. #T4#
Hawking wants to control but Nelson is keeping him busy. #SUB2#
Hawking working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Hawking throws a strike aimed at the side of Nelson's head but Nelson avoids it well.
You can see the frustration on Nelson's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Nelson is trying to get back to half guard.
Nelson struggling a bit here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Stephen Hawking really dominated that round.
That's time! Nelson's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R4##TD2#
Hawking shoots in from a long way out. He's driving through with the takedown attempt and he eventually gets it, landing in Nelson's guard.
Hawking preventing the sweep.
Nelson manages to land a sweep and now he's in mount on top!
Hawking is trying to escape the mount.
Nelson trying to control but Hawking is having none of it.
Nelson unloads with some shots from mount but Hawking bucks and avoids them well. #T1#
Nelson throwing shots from mount but they're not landing.
Nelson controlling from the full mount.
Nelson wants to control the pace but Hawking is squirming around nicely.
Hawking is in a horrible position here. Nelson smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
Hawking tries to lock up and control but Nelson gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Hawking is looking to get to half guard.#T2#
Hawking tries to hold on but Nelson pushes him away.
Hawking is looking to improve his position but Nelson isn't that keen on the idea.
Hawking is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Nelson has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Hawking's face.
Nelson tries to control but Hawking wriggling away.
Hawking holding onto his opponent's waist for dear life, as Nelson tries to land some strikes to get him to release his grip.
Hawking is squirming around, avoiding Nelson's attempts to control the action. #T3#
Hawking is in all sorts of trouble here.
Nelson scoring with strikes but Hawking is staying in there.
Hawking wants to hold on but Nelson pushes him away.
Hawking is wriggling around trying to escape.
Hawking wriggling around on the bottom manages to avoid the strikes thrown by Nelson.
Nelson landing shots from mount.
Nelson raining down hammerfists from mount.
Nelson is stalling here but it's allowed Hawking to get half guard.
Hawking pushes Nelson off looking to stand but Nelson dives back in and keeps control. #T4#
Hawking tries to get to full guard but Nelson has control of the leg.
Nelson looking to pass the half guard. Not this time. #SUB#
Nelson seems to be working for a kimura but Hawking defends the submission attempt.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Nelson connects with a nice short shot to Hawking's temple.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Hawking is not content to let Nelson control the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ed Nelson had his way with Stephen Hawking in that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. This is the final round!
#R5#
Nelson swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Hawking with a hook.#TD2#
Hawking bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
Hawking wants to lay and pray for a moment but Nelson keeps working.
Hawking working away.
Nelson is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Hawking working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
Hawking is looking to take a break and control but Nelson is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom. #T1#
Nelson manages to work his way to half guard, despite Hawking's best efforts.
Hawking is trying to control. Nelson wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.#SUB2#
Hawking trying to work for an americana but Nelson has managed to regain full guard. #SUB#
Nelson throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Hawking throws a big right hand that misses.
Stephen Hawking has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Hawking wants to control from the top but Nelson keeps moving.
Nelson manages to land a sweep and now he's in mount on top!
Nelson punishing his opponent with strikes.
A nice elbow there by Nelson.
Hawking is working to get back to half guard.
Nelson lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Nelson throwing sloppy strikes, which aren't doing any damage. #T3#
Hawking is wriggling around trying to escape.
Nelson scoring with some good ground and pound from mount here. Will he manage to finish Hawking?
Nelson fakes a shot to the body and cracks his opponent in the head. Nice ground and pound there! #ROC#
Hawking is rocked!
Nelson sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Hawking is still in real trouble! Can Nelson finish him?
Nelson postures up and lands a whopping elbow - oh that's hurt Hawking bigstyle! Two more strikes land for Nelson and the fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:42 of round 5, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Ed Nelson!
Ed Nelson retains his featherweight title!
During a confident post fight interview, Ed Nelson thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.

 

Event: REF 72 - Del Bosco vs Hercules     
Date:   Feb 04, 2012
#R1#
Montoya Rivera swings for the body but Hawking moves out of range.
Hawking takes one to the side of the head.
Montoya Rivera goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Hawking, as that shot connected.
Hawking just misses with a punch to the body.
Hawking misses with a two punch combination.
Montoya Rivera shoots in looking for a takedown. Hawking tries to sprawl out of it but Montoya Rivera keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Hawking manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Montoya Rivera ducks right into an uppercut from Hawking. #TD#
Hawking looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
If this pace continues, the referee will definitely step in and force a standup.
Montoya Rivera tries to get to full guard but Hawking has control of the leg.
Hawking looks to land a strike but Montoya Rivera avoids it nicely and regains full guard.#T1#
Hawking wants to control from the top but Montoya Rivera keeps moving.
Hawking throws a big right hand that misses.
Hawking looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Hawking looking to sit in guard and control but Montoya Rivera gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top. #T2#
Hawking keeping moving, preventing Montoya Rivera from controlling successfully.
Hawking is trying to control the position but Montoya Rivera postures up.
Montoya Rivera loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Montoya Rivera wants to control from the top but Hawking keeps moving.
Hawking looking to hit a scissor sweep but Montoya Rivera is one step ahead there.
Hawking is trying to control the position but Montoya Rivera postures up. #T3#
Montoya Rivera working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Hawking is trying to control the position from the bottom. #REF#
The ref stands the fighters back up because Stephen Hawking just wasn't active enough.#TD#
Hawking throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Montoya Rivera tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Hawking is in Montoya Rivera's guard.
Hawking looking to sit in guard and control but Montoya Rivera gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Hawking looking to sweep here. No luck so far. #SUB#
Hawking had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Montoya Rivera defends it easily.
Hawking utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound. #T4#
Montoya Rivera passes Hawking's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Hawking is trying to control but can't. #SUB2#
Montoya Rivera is looking for a kimura here.
Montoya Rivera wants to pass the guard but Hawking is defending well.
The crowd applaud the fighters efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hawking wants to control the action here but instead Montoya Rivera manages to pass to full mount!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Stephen Hawking dominated that round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.
#R2#
Hawking fails with the takedown
and Montoya Rivera cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Montoya Rivera lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Hawking backs up against the cage.
Hawking looks to land a right hand but Montoya Rivera moved out of range.
Hawking lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Montoya Rivera circles away quickly and effectively.
A big right from Montoya Rivera misses.
Hawking throws a predictable looking body shot
and Montoya Rivera counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Hawking jabs at Montoya Rivera's body.
Montoya Rivera moves out of range of the strikes.
Hawking lands the left hand.
Hawking cracks Montoya Rivera with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Montoya Rivera avoids a punch combination nicely.
Montoya Rivera misses with an uppercut. #T1#
Montoya Rivera thumps Hawking with a low kick.#TD#
Hawking gets a double leg takedown into Montoya Rivera's guard.
Montoya Rivera lands a beautiful switch and he's in full mount! That could spell trouble for Hawking!
Hawking throwing punches from his back but nothing is landing.
Montoya Rivera can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Hawking is looking to escape.
Hawking really trying hard to get back to half guard here. #T2##SUB2#
Montoya Rivera is looking to secure an arm. He's managed it! He's pivoting for an armbar - that looks tight! But Hawking has managed to get out of it and now he's in a dominant position. Nice work from Hawking!
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Hawking wants to control from the top but Montoya Rivera keeps moving.
Hawking lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Hawking trying to control but Montoya Rivera is working from the bottom. #T3#
Hawking wants to pass the guard but Montoya Rivera is keeping the position.
Hawking has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Hawking postures up and lands a big shot to Montoya Rivera's brow.
Montoya Rivera is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.#SUB#
Hawking postures up as if he's going to throw some strikes but drops back for an ankle! Montoya Rivera is in big trouble! He looks ready to tap! But no, he's escaped and dives on top of Hawking, into his guard.
Montoya Rivera stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Hawking swivels though and keeps the full guard. #T4#
Montoya Rivera preventing the sweep.
Montoya Rivera with a flurry of punches that miss.
Montoya Rivera stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Hawking swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Montoya Rivera throwing strikes from guard but Hawking blocks nicely.
The crowd applaud the fighters efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Montoya Rivera is fighting to break Hawking's control of his arms but Hawking is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Stephen Hawking dominated that second round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!
#R3#
Montoya Rivera misses the shot to the body.
Hawking keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Montoya Rivera bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Montoya Rivera tries to clinch but Hawking moves away
and Hawking counters with a nice uppercut.
Hawking cracks Montoya Rivera with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Hawking connects with a nice looking jab.
Hawking changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Montoya Rivera tries to avoid it but Hawking manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Montoya Rivera to the ground. Montoya Rivera escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Hawking shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Montoya Rivera as he jumps to the side.
Montoya Rivera connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Montoya Rivera takes a swing at Hawking's ribcage but misses.
Jose Luis Montoya Rivera seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#TD2#
A momentary lapse in concentration from Hawking enables Montoya Rivera to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Hawking manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.#T1#
Montoya Rivera trying to control the position from guard on top but Hawking is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Montoya Rivera preventing the sweep. #SUB#
Hawking looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Montoya Rivera is pushing down on Hawking's leg trying to pass to half guard. Hawking is fighting to maintain full guard but Montoya Rivera has managed to sneak the leg through.
Montoya Rivera passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Hawking!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hawking sneaks a leg back under and regains half guard and is working straight away to try and get back to guard. He hasn't managed just yet though.#T2#
Hawking tries to roll over but Montoya Rivera keeps him under control.#SUB2#
Montoya Rivera is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Montoya Rivera throwing shots but Hawking is blocking nicely.
Montoya Rivera is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Montoya Rivera is looking to advance position but Hawking won't allow it. #SUB2#
Montoya Rivera looking for a submission but Hawking manages to get full guard, putting an end to that submission attempt.
Jose Luis Montoya Rivera has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T3#
Montoya Rivera slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Hawking manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!#SUB#
Hawking is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Montoya Rivera is just riding it out for now. Hawking eventually gives up the hold.
Hawking trying to control from Montoya Rivera's half guard. Montoya Rivera has other ideas though and has regained full guard.
Stephen Hawking overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.#T4#
Hawking trying to control the position from guard on top but Montoya Rivera is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Hawking looking to sit in guard and control but Montoya Rivera gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
The crowd applaud the fighters efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Montoya Rivera wants to pass the guard but Hawking is keeping the position.

And that's the end of the fight!
Jose Luis Montoya Rivera comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Hawking 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 Thiago Cunha scores the fight 29:28
Judge Alexandre Firmino scores the fight 29:28
Judge Edson Gomes scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Stephen Hawking!

 

Event: REF 68 - Del Bosco vs Hercules     
Date:   Jan 14, 2012
#R1#
Futz misses the shot to the body.
Hawking throws an off balance right hand
and Futz counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Hawking avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Futz lands a head shot.
Stephen Hawking seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Futz tries to close the distance and clinch up but Hawking swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Hawking walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Futz checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
A big right from Hawking misses. #TD#
Hawking closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Futz quickly recovers to half guard.
Futz is trying to maintain the position but Hawking is very close to passing his half guard.
Futz is looking to escape.
Hawking slips a nice elbow through Futz's hands, connecting with Futz's forehead.#SUB#
Hawking is trying to work for a kimura but Futz is defending well.
Futz tries to roll over but Hawking keeps him under control.#SUB#
Hawking is working for submissions here but there's nothing on. #T1#
Futz is trying to stand back up but Hawking is controlling him
Hawking drops an elbow to the side of Futz's head.
Futz is trying to get back to full guard.
Hawking thows a huge punch but Futz dodges it nicely.
Hawking is looking to take a break and control but Futz is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Hawking lands strikes from half guard.
Futz is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Hawking scores with a couple of nice shots.
Hawking thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Hawking prevents Futz from standing back up.
Futz is looking for a sweep. Hawking is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Futz won't allow Hawking to pass to mount.
Hawking working over Futz with some ground and pound. Futz looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Hawking is trying to control the action in half guard but Futz is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard. #T2#
Hawking working the head and body with strikes.
Futz keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Hawking 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.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hawking looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Futz with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Futz trying to control here.
Futz tries to get to full guard but Hawking has control of the leg.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hawking wants to take a breather but Futz is having none of it.
Futz tries to get to full guard but Hawking has control of the leg.
Hawking throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man. #SUB2#
Futz looking to force a kimura from the bottom here. He's concentrating on that move too much though and Hawking pushes past his half guard into mount!
Hawking scoring with some good ground and pound from mount here. Will he manage to finish Futz?
Hawking lands a big elbow. #ROC#
Futz is rocked!#T3#
Futz is wriggling around trying to escape.
Futz is still in real trouble! Can Hawking finish him?
Hawking with a couple of short strikes.
Futz wants to get back to his feet.
Hawking tries to control but Futz wriggling away.
Hawking lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.
Hawking raining down hammerfists from mount.
Hawking landing punches.
Hawking looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
Hawking looking to finish here with some ground and pound. He lands one big shot that has Futz covering up... and two more big strikes land, forcing the referee to step in and put and end to proceedings! This fight is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Stephen Hawking!

 

Event: REF 61 - Johnson vs Steinburge     
Date:   Dec 04, 2011
#R1#
Hawking misses with a hook. Genetia ducked under it nicely.
Genetia moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Hawking misses with a two punch combination.
Jab by Genetia.
Hawking throws a one two combo.
Hawking waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Genetia.
Genetia misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Hawking misses the shot to the body.
Genetia stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Genetia wants it to stay on the feet.
Genetia with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Hawking lands with a hook. Genetia tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Hawking lands a jab to the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Genetia looks to throw the jab but Hawking is out of range.
A clash of legs there as Genetia blocks the low kick.
Genetia moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Genetia defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Hawking.#T1#
Hawking misses with a two punch combination.
A slapping leg kick lands for Genetia.
Hawking throws out a leg kick but Genetia moves out of range and Hawking only half commits.
Genetia uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hawking.
Genetia with a hook.
Genetia throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Genetia dodges the punch combination from Hawking.
Hawking lands a nice shot to the body.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Hawking.
Joliver Genetia has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Stephen Hawking.
Hawking takes a swing at Genetia's ribcage but misses.
Hawking takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Hawking keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Genetia.#T2#
A punch combination from Hawking misses.
Hawking throws a jab but it's blocked by Genetia.
Genetia ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Hawking misses the jab.
Genetia is looking to clinch but Hawking is avoiding it.
Hawking throws a lazy uppercut
and Genetia connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Genetia takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Genetia with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Genetia scores with a head kick. Hawking tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Genetia displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Hawking.
Hawking slips a jab from Genetia.
Genetia feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Hawking's calf.
Genetia misses with a jab, cross combination. #T3#
Hawking misses with a straight left.
Hawking thows a body shot but no joy.
Hawking throws a combination that misses
and Genetia counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Hawking thinking.
Hawking bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Genetia lands with a good body shot.
Hawking fails with the takedown.
Hawking has his takedown stuffed
and Genetia counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Hawking looks gassed!
Hawking steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Genetia.
Hawking shoots in and drives through. Genetia sprawls well.
Genetia lands a high kick! #CUT#
It looks like Stephen Hawking has been cut.
Hawking shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Genetia sprawls well. Genetia wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Hawking gets slowly back to his feet.
Genetia throws a front kick that sends Hawking stumbling back into the cage.#T4#
Genetia swinging wildly here.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Genetia scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Genetia fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hawking manages to avoid it.
Genetia swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
A punch combination from Hawking misses.
Hawking avoids the head kick by Genetia.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Hawking connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Hawking.
Hawking swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Joliver Genetia dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Stephen Hawking's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R2#
Hawking misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Genetia.
Hawking fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Genetia showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Hawking.
Hawking waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Genetia.
A jab from Hawking misses.
Hawking throws a hook but Genetia blocks it.
Genetia lands a nice leg kick that just misses Hawking's sensitive parts.
Hawking misses with a takedown attempt - Genetia sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Hawking misses with a series of wild punches.
Hawking dives in and grabs Genetia's left leg, looking for a takedown. Genetia pushes down on Hawking's head and hops out.
Joliver Genetia has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Stephen Hawking.
Hawking works the jab nicely.#T1#
Hawking jabs Genetia to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Genetia keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Genetia ducks under a wild hook from Hawking.
Hawking lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Genetia at a distance.
Hawking takes a swing at Genetia's ribcage but misses.
Hawking throws a shot from downtown. Genetia moves away and avoids it.
Hawking misses with a low kick.
Joliver Genetia is winning the standup battle so far.
Hawking throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hawking fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Genetia manages to avoid it.
Hawking throws an overhand right that lands on Genetia's shoulder, as Genetia tries to avoid the shot.
Genetia pushes Hawking away with a front kick.
Stephen Hawking seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Hawking is breathing heavily.
Genetia slips under a jab from Hawking.
Genetia scores with a jab to the body.#CL#
Genetia gets in close and instigates a clinch. #T2#
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hawking.
Hawking stalling in the clinch.
Genetia misses with a hook from the clinch.
Hawking is trying to drag Genetia to the mat but Genetia just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Genetia holding his opponent close, against the cage.
Hawking throws a head punch that misses.
Hawking is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Genetia prevents a body shot from Hawking.
Genetia struggles to land a body shot inside as Hawking controls his hands.
Genetia lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Hawking backwards.
Genetia blocks a body shot from Hawking.
Hawking drops down looking for an ankle pick but Genetia pulls his leg out and moves away. #T3#
Genetia throws a body punch but Hawking moves out of range.
Hawking misses with an uppercut.
Some wild striking there from Genetia.
Hawking slips a straight right by Genetia.
Hawking tries to move into range but Genetia moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Hawking throws a nice looking combination but Genetia bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Genetia is looking to land body kicks.
Hawking dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Genetia lands a nice looking body shot.
Genetia lands with a thumping leg kick. #T4#
Hawking throws a right and a left that Genetia avoids nicely.
Genetia misses with a double jab.
Hawking lands a jab to the nose.
Genetia tests Hawking's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Genetia pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Hawking seems to be squinting his left eye. Perhaps he got a poke in that previous exchange. Genetia shows no mercy and swarms him with a barage of strikes! Hawking is backing up but Genetia catches him with a final right hook that drops him! Hawking covers up and the referee steps in to end the fight! Genetia Jumps to his feet and flashes his guns to the crowd. Oh yeah, baby! How'd you like them apples?!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:34 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Joliver Genetia!
Joliver Genetia is the new featherweight champion!
Joliver Genetia decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.

 

Event: REF 55 - Hawking vs Saarinen     
Date:   Nov 12, 2011
#R1#
Saarinen missing with a left hand there. Hawking was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Hawking uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.#TD#
Saarinen gets caught flat footed, as Hawking shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
Hawking trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Hawking is working hard here to advance position.
Hawking throwing strikes from guard but Saarinen blocks nicely.
Hawking trying to control but Saarinen is working from the bottom.
Hawking lands a couple of elbows.
Saarinen wants to stand up but Hawking is controlling him. #T1#
Saarinen looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Saarinen utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Hawking is looking to advance position but Saarinen has hit a scissor sweep - now he's on top in mount!
Hawking is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Hawking is looking to get to half guard.
Saarinen controlling from mount. #T2#
Hawking can't escape the position.
Hawking wants to control but Saarinen is having none of it.
Hawking is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Hawking is writhing around trying to get back to his feet. #T3#
Hawking is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hawking tries to hold on but Saarinen postures up.#SU2#
Saarinen stands up from the dominant position, so we're back on the feet.
Saarinen missing with a left hand there. Hawking was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Saarinen throws out a token jab with nothing on it.#T4#
Hawking loads up on a big right hand but Saarinen slips the punch.
Saarinen lands with a kick to the temple. Hawking shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?" #CUT2#
It looks like Stephen Hawking has been cut.
Hawking blocks a head kick by Saarinen.
Hawking takes one on the button.
Hawking connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Saarinen connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Saarinen lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Hawking.
Hawking shoots in for a takedown but Saarinen shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
The crowd applaud the fighters efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hawking shoots for a takedown but Saarinen saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Stephen Hawking. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Hawking misses with a two punch combination.
Heikko Saarinen is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Saarinen connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely 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 Stephen Hawking will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Stephen Hawking's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!
#R2#
Saarinen stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Saarinen wants it to stay on the feet.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Saarinen.
Hawking tries to bum rush Saarinen with a series of wild strikes but Saarinen uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
No joy there for Hawking, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Saarinen lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Hawking scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Hawking throws a looping overhand right but Saarinen ducks down to avoid it.
A left lands for Saarinen.
Saarinen moves out of range as Hawking strikes.
Saarinen lands with a cross.
Hawking shoots in looking for a takedown. Saarinen tries to sprawl out of it but Hawking keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Saarinen manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Saarinen ducks down and throws a hook to the body.#T1#
Saarinen connects with a jab.
Saarinen lands a slapping body shot.
Hawking walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Hawking cracks Saarinen with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
A jab lands there for Saarinen.
Saarinen lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Hawking at a distance. #TD#
Hawking closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Saarinen to the mat! Saarinen manages to get full guard.
Saarinen pulls Hawking in close to his closed guard and prevents Hawking from doing any damage or advancing position.
Hawking throws and elbow that misses. Saarinen uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Hawking's guard. Nice move by Saarinen!#T2#
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!#SUB#
Hawking isolates an arm and boxes in a triangle. Saarinen stacks Hawking on his neck as he steps over and passes to the side. He's now in a much more dominant position where he can look to do some serious damage. Nice move by Saarinen!#SU2#
Saarinen stands up.
Hawking takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
The fighters circling - Saarinen throws out the jab but it was never going to land. #T3#
Hawking throws an off balance right hand
and Saarinen makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Hawking fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Stephen Hawking. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Hawking takes a swing at Saarinen's ribcage but misses.
Hawking takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Hawking tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Saarinen is able to avoid easily.
Saarinen connects with an inside leg kick.
Hawking tests Saarinen's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Saarinen scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Hawking doesn't seem bothered though.
Saarinen slips a straight right by Hawking.
Hawking misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Hawking throws a hook to the side of Saarinen's head but Saarinen sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.#T4#
Saarinen connects with an inside leg kick.
Saarinen waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Hawking.
Saarinen slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Saarinen throws out a loose jab but Hawking uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hawking throws out a loose jab but Saarinen uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hawking shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Saarinen as he avoids it easily.
Hawking is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Saarinen scores with a hook.
Saarinen fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Hawking.
Hawking dives in and grabs Saarinen's left leg, looking for a takedown. Saarinen pushes down on Hawking's head and hops out.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
A chopping leg kick lands by Saarinen.
Heikko Saarinen seems to be getting the better of the standup.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Saarinen throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Hawking cracks Saarinen with a good jab.
Both fighters circling a little - Saarinen finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Heikko Saarinen showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Stephen Hawking's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.
#R3#
Hawking tries to move into range but Saarinen moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.#ROC2#
Hawking is rocked!
Saarinen throws a looping overhand right but Hawking ducks down to avoid it.
Oh Hawking is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Hawking ducks under a wild hook from Saarinen.
Saarinen throws a jab when Hawking was well out of range.
Saarinen seems to be stalking Hawking here. He circles momentarily and then unleashes a devastatic head kick! Hawking drops like a stone, out cold! WOW! Are you kidding me!? What a knockout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:14 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Heikko Saarinen!

 

Event: REF 50 - Happy Birthday     
Date:   Oct 15, 2011
#R1#
Justice wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Hawking shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Justice pinned against the cage. Justice gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Hawking fails with the takedown.
Justice walks into a straight right hand from Hawking.
Hawking with a poor takedown
and Justice counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Stephen Hawking. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Hawking is trying hard to land a takedown here. Justice sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Justice displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Hawking.
Hawking gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Justice makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Hawking is trying hard to land a takedown here. Justice sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Hawking misses with a double jab.
Justice lands a nice hook to Hawking's body. Hawking takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Hawking throws a chopping leg kick but Justice manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Justice uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hawking.
Hawking lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Justice circles away quickly and effectively.
Jab by Justice.#T1#
Justice lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Hawking at a distance.
Hawking is breathing heavily.
Justice swings for the body but Hawking moves out of range.
Justice misses with a wild body shot.
A big left from Hawking misses.
Hawking changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Justice tries to avoid it but Hawking manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Justice to the ground. Justice escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Justice is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Hawking rather than just go for the knockout.
Hawking walks into a stiff left hand from Justice.
Justice misses the shot to the body.
Justice lands with a good body shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Justice. Hawking does a little dance to reset his feet.
Justice tries to score a power double leg takedown but Hawking sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Justice somewhat.
Hawking ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Justice moves away.
Justice waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Hawking.
A telegraphed right hand from Hawking misses the target.
Hawking takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.#T2#
Justice lands with a shot to the body.
Hawking keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hawking shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Justice connects with a body shot.
Nice straight punches there by Justice. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Justice.
Hawking misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Hawking uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Justice.
Justice misses with the combination.
Hawking looks to land a right hand but Justice moved out of range.
Good standup being displayed there by Hawking as he connects with a hook.
Hawking tries to move into range but Justice moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
A combination from Justice does no damage.
Justice thows a body shot but no joy.
Hawking uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Justice.
Justice looks to throw the jab but Hawking is out of range. #T3#
Justice throws a left and a right that both miss
and Hawking counters with a nice uppercut.
Hawking shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Justice as he avoids it easily.
Hawking fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Justice on the side of the head.
Justice scores with a jab.
Justice lands a nice shot to the body.
Hawking has a takedown stuffed.
A looping hook to the body misses from Justice. Hawking does a little dance to reset his feet.#TD#
Hawking shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Hawking showed some decent athleticism there.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.
Justice has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Hawking is working away from the top position though.
Hawking seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Justice does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back. #T4#
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Justice wants to control but Hawking is keeping busy.
Justice is controlling Hawking's trapped leg to prevent Hawking from advancing to side control.
Hawking lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Hawking misses with a head shot. Justice uses the momentum to regain guard.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Hawking tries to free his leg and advance position but Justice is retaining full guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Duke Justice dominated that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.
#R2#
Justice changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Justice tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hawking was well out of range. Poor timing from Justice.
Justice keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Good standup being displayed there by Hawking as he connects with a hook.
Duke Justice is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Justice misses with a looping right.
Justice checks a leg kick.
Justice rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Hawking moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Hawking shoots in and drives through. Justice sprawls well.
Hawking gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Justice cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Stephen Hawking. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Justice takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Justice thows a body shot but no joy.
Justice tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hawking was well out of range. Poor timing from Justice.
Hawking keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Hawking swinging wildly here. #T1#
Hawking lands with an uppercut that bounces Justice off the cage and back into rage.
Justice misses with a wild body shot.
Hawking swings for the body but Justice moves out of range.
Justice jabs at Hawking's body.
Justice punishes Hawking's body with a nice straight punch.
Hawking scores with a jab. Justice acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
A looping hook to the body misses from Justice. Hawking does a little dance to reset his feet.#TD#
Hawking shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Justice has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Hawking is working away from the top position though.#T2#
Hawking missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Hawking 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.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Justice avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Hawking.
Hawking thows a big elbow that misses, also allowing Justice to regain full guard.
Justice trying to control the position.
Hawking postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Hawking stopping the sweep attempt from Justice.
Hawking throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent. #T3#
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Hawking accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Hawking passes into half guard.
Hawking throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Hawking lands strikes from half guard.
Hawking is thwarting Justice's attempts to control the position.
Justice wants to get back to full guard.
Justice is trying to maintain the position but Hawking is very close to passing his half guard.
Justice gets full guard.#T4#
Hawking throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Justice tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Hawking missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Hawking trying to control but Justice is working from the bottom.
Hawking with a flurry of punches that miss.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Hawking thows a big elbow that misses.
Hawking slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Stephen Hawking dominated that second round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.
#R3#
Hawking is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.#TD#
Hawking shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
Justice blocking the ground and pound attempt from Hawking.
Justice preventing any damage for now, controlling his opponent's head.
Hawking looks to land a strike but Justice avoids it nicely and regains full guard.#T1#
Hawking won't allow Justice to sweep him here.
Justice is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Justice looking to control.
Stephen Hawking overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Justice avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Justice controlling the position.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.
Hawking thows a big elbow that misses.
Hawking trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Hawking in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time. #T2#
Hawking working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Justice controls Hawking momentarily but Hawking frees himself.
Justice controlling Hawking's posture. #REF2#
The ref stands the fighters back up. Duke Justice was stalling too much, according to the referee.
Justice misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hawking.
Justice swinging wildly here.
Hawking misses the shot to the body.
Hawking is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Hawking lands with an uppercut that bounces Justice off the cage and back into rage.
Justice cracks Hawking with an open hand slap.#T3#
Hawking works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Justice avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Justice misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hawking.
Justice with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Hawking to score with a decent uppercut.
Hawking misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Justice.
Justice moves out of range of the strikes.
Justice keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Justice misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hawking.
Hawking misses with an uppercut.
Justice throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Justice ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hawking moves away.
Justice swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Hawking throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Justice's waist but Justice gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Hawking off to one side.
Hawking sizes up Justice with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Justice misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hawking. #T4#
Justice getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Justice lands with an overhand left.
Justice stuffs the takedown attempt from Hawking. Hawking gets slowly back to his feet.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Hawking avoids the body shot from Justice.
This has been an exciting period of action!
No luck with that takedown attempt from Hawking.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Stephen Hawking. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Hawking throws a right hand that misses
and Justice counters with a nice body kick.
Justice pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Hawking back to the cage. Justice follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
Justice throws a right hand that Hawking ducks under and follows up with a left that Hawking also avoids with ease.
Justice throws out a loose jab but Hawking uses good head movement to avoid it.
Justice slaps away a takedown attempt from Hawking, before circling back to the center of the mat.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Justice lands a nice shot to the body.
Justice thows a body shot but no joy.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Duke Justice just about did enough to take it.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.
#R4#
Hawking jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Justice looks to land a right hand but Hawking moved out of range.
Good standup being displayed there by Hawking as he connects with a hook.
Justice takes one to the chin there.
Hawking tries to move into range but Justice moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Justice ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hawking moves away.
Hawking just misses with a punch to the body. #TD#
Hawking drives through with a takedown into guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Justice manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Hawking manages to get himself to full guard.
Justice must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Justice pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Hawking is keeping the position for now.
Justice works a leg free and moves into half guard. #T1#
Justice thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Hawking's head.
Justice sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Hawking defending well though.
Hawking won't allow Justice to pass to mount.
Hawking tries to roll over but Justice keeps him under control.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
Justice not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Hawking avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Justice. #T2#
Justice missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Hawking tries to kick Justice off but Justice keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.
Justice tries to stand and escape but Hawking is controlling the position.
Hawking is not content to let Justice control the position.
Hawking blocking the ground and pound attempt from Justice.
Hawking regains full guard. Nicely done.
Hawking working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Justice.
Justice trying to control but Hawking is working from the bottom.
Justice looking to pass the guard. #T3#
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
Hawking is trying to control the position but Justice postures up. #REF#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up, due to lack of activity on the part of Stephen Hawking.
Justice throws a big shot that misses.
Justice swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Hawking lands with a straight right. Justice didn't see that one coming.
Justice is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight. #T4#
Hawking misses with a looping left.#TD#
Hawking closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Justice to the mat! Justice manages to get full guard.
Hawking throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Hawking lands a couple of elbows.
Justice wants to sweep but no luck.
Hawking is fighting to break Justice's control of his arms but Justice is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
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!
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Hawking looking to sit in guard and control but Justice gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Stephen Hawking will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!
#R5#
The fighters circle momentarily. Hawking darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Justice swinging wildly here.
Hawking throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Hawking closes the distance and clinches up with Justice, looking for a takedown. Hawking pushes Justice against the cage but Justice circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Justice slips a jab and a cross from Hawking.
Justice throws a body punch but Hawking moves out of range.
Hawking throws a looping overhand right but Justice ducks down to avoid it.
Hawking works Justice's body with a nice hook.
Hawking misses with a combination
and Justice counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Hawking thinking.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - an gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.
Justice lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Jab by Hawking.#T1#
Justice moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Justice lands a body shot.
Justice misses with a body shot #TD#
and Hawking counters with a shoot takedown. Justice fights it but they end up in guard.
Hawking pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Justice is keeping the position for now.
Hawking stands up over Justice, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Justice not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Justice looking to hit a scissor sweep but Hawking is one step ahead there. #T2#
Justice wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hawking stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Justice swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Justice tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Hawking advances to half guard.
Hawking throws a strike but Justice avoids it easily and moves to full guard.#T3#
Hawking working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Hawking tries to free his leg and advance position but Justice is retaining full guard.
Hawking trying to control the position from guard on top but Justice is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Hawking throwing strikes from guard but Justice blocks nicely.
Hawking passes into half guard.
Hawking trying to control the action but Justice is working from the bottom.
Justice trying to control here. #T4##SUB#
Hawking is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Justice has managed to free his arm - good work.
Hawking throwing shots but Justice is blocking nicely.
Hawking throwing shots but Justice is blocking nicely.
The crowd applaud the fighters efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Justice works his way to full guard. Good work.
Justice is looking to stand up but Hawking isn't so interested in that idea.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Mauricio Rocha scores the fight 47:48
Judge Alexandre Firmino scores the fight 49:47
Judge Leandro Rodrigues scores the fight 48:47

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Stephen Hawking!

 

Event: REF 47 - Hawking vs Sung il     
Date:   Sep 25, 2011
#R1#
Sung il misses with a head kick.
Sung il ducks under a wild hook from Hawking.
Hawking scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Hawking swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hawking defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Sung il.
A big right from Hawking misses.
Hawking avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Hawking throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Sung il.
Sung il ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Sung il tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Hawking throws a right and a left that Sung il avoids nicely.
Hawking lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Hawking scores with a nice head shot.
Hawking moves into range and connects with a jab. #T1##TD2#
Sung il fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Hawking to the ground. Sung il is now in Hawking's guard.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
Hawking tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Sung il wants to pass the guard but Hawking is keeping the position.
Hawking manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Sung il manages to get himself to full guard.
Hawking sitting in guard here, content to control.
Hawking looking to pass the guard. #SUB2#
Sung il looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar. #T2#
Hawking wants to control from the top but Sung il keeps moving. #SUB2#
Sung il throws his legs up looking for a submission but Hawking uses it to pass to side control.
Hawking tries to advance to mount but can't.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hawking works to advance to full mount. Sung il defends for a few seconds but eventually he succumbs.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hawking scoring with strikes but Sung il is staying in there.
Sung il can't escape the position.
Hawking punishing his opponent with strikes. #T3#
Hawking can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Sung il is looking to escape.
Sung il is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Sung il tries to hold on but Hawking pushes him away.
Hawking lands a big elbow. #ROC#
Sung il is rocked!
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Sung il is working to get back to half guard.
Hawking content just to control the position here. #T4#
Hawking has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Sung il's face.
Hawking lands with some strikes.
Hawking avoids the attempt from Sung il to control.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Sung il keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Sung il is squirming around, avoiding Hawking's attempts to control the action.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Stephen Hawking dominated that round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.
#R2#
Hawking throws a shot to the body.
Hawking throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Sung il sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Stephen Hawking seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Sung il throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Hawking connects with a nice looking jab.
Sung il fails with the takedown#KD#
and Hawking counters with a crisp one two that drops Sung il! Hawking thinks about following him to the mat for a moment but instead steps back and waves Sung il to his feet! Sung il is in big trouble!
Sung il is still on wobbly legs! Can Hawking finish him?
Hawking throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Hawking works Sung il's body with a nice hook.
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!
Sung il takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Hawking cracks Sung il with a nasty uppercut that draws ooohs from the crowd and sends Sung il tumbling backwards onto the mat. He tries to recover but Hawking pounces and lands a hail of unanswered strikes that forces the referee to step in to end the fight! Sung il is not happy but he gave the referee no choice!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:50 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Stephen Hawking!
Stephen Hawking is the new featherweight champion!

 

Event: REF 42 - Gengar vs Hawking     
Date:   Sep 03, 2011
#R1#
Gengar scores with a jab. Hawking acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Hawking misses with a hook
and Gengar counters with a head kick. That will keep Hawking thinking before he tries any more sloppy attacks!
Hawking shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Hawking scores with a crisp jab that stopped Gengar in his tracks.
Hawking's corner calls for a 1-2. Hawking obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Hawking throws the left hand but Gengar avoids the punch easily.
Gengar lands with a kick to the temple. Hawking shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?" #CUT#
It looks like Stephen Hawking has been cut.
Hawking fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Gengar avoids it really well and circles away.#TD2#
Hawking drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Gengar seems keen to control Hawking's posture.
Gengar keeping full guard, as Hawking tries to pass. #T1#
Hawking engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Hawking is pushing down on Gengar's leg trying to pass to half guard. Gengar is fighting to maintain full guard but Hawking has managed to sneak the leg through.
Gengar taking some punishment here, with Hawking in his half guard.
Gengar is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Hawking is nestled in close to Gengar, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Hawking lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Hawking throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Gengar knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Hawking on the ground.#T2#
Hawking throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Gengar trying to control here.
Hawking not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Hawking thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Gengar's head.
Hawking throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Gengar keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Hawking thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Gengar's head.
Hawking is thwarting Gengar's attempts to control the position.
Hawking winds up and cracks Gengar with a swinging punch to the side of the head. #T3#
Hawking thows a huge punch but Gengar dodges it nicely.
Hawking lands strikes from half guard.
Gengar avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Hawking.
Gengar controlling the position for now.
Hawking thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Gengar's head.
Hawking content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Hawking is looking to take a break and control but Gengar is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Gengar is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Hawking scores with a couple of nice shots.#T4#
Hawking frees up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Gengar is working to get back to half guard.
Hawking unloads with some shots from mount but Gengar bucks and avoids them well.
Hawking is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Gengar can't stay in a position like this for much longer.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hawking landing strikes from the mount and Gengar is in trouble!
Hawking pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.
Hawking has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Gengar's face. #ROC2#
Gengar is rocked!
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Gengar tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Oh Gengar is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Hawking is landing with some decent strikes but Gengar is trying to advance his position so the referee is letting the fight continue.
Hawking trying to control but Gengar is having none of it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Stephen Hawking dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Stephen Hawking's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.
#R2#
Hawking will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Gengar seems to have got his legs back now.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Hawking crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Gengar - the referee stops the clock and Hawking gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Gengar. Hawking manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Hawking shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Gengar looks to land a right hand but Hawking moved out of range.
Hawking looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.#TD2#
Hawking throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Gengar tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Hawking is in Gengar's guard.
Hawking pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Gengar is keeping the position for now.
Hawking throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Hawking wants to control from the top but Gengar keeps moving.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hawking trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat. #T1#
Hawking wants to pass the guard but Gengar is keeping the position.
Hawking being controlled here momentarily.
Hawking preventing the sweep.
Hawking with a nice head shot there.
Gengar keeping moving, preventing Hawking from controlling successfully.
Hawking postures up.
Hawking working some strikes from top position.#T2#
Hawking throws a big right hand that misses.
Hawking lands a couple of digs.
Gengar lands a beautiful switch and he's in full mount! That could spell trouble for Hawking!
Gengar trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Gengar throws some wild stikes that Hawking manages to avoid easily.
Hawking is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Gengar controlling his opponent. #T3#
Gengar tries to control but Hawking wriggling away.
Hawking bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!
Hawking has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Hawking passes Gengar's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Hawking working over Gengar with some ground and pound. Gengar looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Gengar is looking to improve his position. #T4#
Hawking trying to control the action but Gengar is working from the bottom.
Hawking thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Gengar's head.
Hawking looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Gengar is trying to control but can't.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Stephen Hawking showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Stephen Hawking's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.
#R3#
Hawking throws a low kick, looking for Gengar's leg but Gengar calmly moves out of range.
Gengar misses with a hook. Hawking ducked under it nicely.
A slapping leg kick lands for Gengar.
A decent looking cross lands there for Gengar.
Hawking scores with a shot to the body.
Gengar leaves Hawking with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Hawking uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Gengar.
Hawking lands a nice hook to Gengar's body. Gengar takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Hawking lands an overhand right.
Nice cross by Hawking.
Hawking throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Gengar on the side of the head.
Hawking throws a hook to the side of Gengar's head but Gengar sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Hawking jabbing away but nothing is landing.
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!
Hawking throws a hook but Gengar blocks it.#T1#
Hawking connects with a crisp jab.
Nice defenses there by Gengar.
Hawking motions for Gengar to come forward. Hawking throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Gengar takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Gengar loads up on a big right hand but Hawking slips the punch.
Gengar throws a half hearted mid kick.
Gengar scores with a kick to the midsection.
A low kick from Hawking is predictable there
and Gengar counters with a nice kick to the body.
Hawking blocks a head kick by Gengar.
Hawking ducks under a wild hook from Gengar.
Gengar looks to land a left hand but Hawking moved out of range nicely.
Hawking waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Gengar.
Hawking lands with a nice combination. Gengar backs away looking to recover.
Jab by Hawking.#T2#
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A combination from Gengar does no damage.
Hawking keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Gengar.
Hawking lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Hawking misses with a leg kick
letting Gengar counter with a right hand.
Gengar rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
enabling Hawking to counter with a crisp jab.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Hawking lands with a shot to the body.
Hawking tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Gengar was well out of range. Poor timing from Hawking.
Hawking shoots in for a takedown but Gengar shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Gengar connects with a leg kick. Hawking looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Gengar on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Hawking lands with a hook. Gengar tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Gengar lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.#KD2#
Hawking drops Gengar with a big left hand and mounts him. Gengar is in big trouble!
Hawking lands a big shot to the head and Gengar winces in pain. He's tapped out due to strikes!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:04 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Strikes). Stephen Hawking!

 

Event: REF 35 - Insano vs Machine     
Date:   Jul 31, 2011
#R1##TD2#
Hawking fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging James to the ground. Hawking is now in James's guard.
Hawking showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Hawking wants to control from the top but James keeps moving.
James is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move. #SUB#
James is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Hawking has managed to free his arm - good work.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Hawking tries to roll over but James keeps him under control.#SUB#
James is looking for a kimura here.
James wants to control but Hawking is keeping him busy. #T1##SUB#
James is working for a kimura from half guard. He's really concentrating on the hold and it's allowed Hawking to slip a leg under and get back to full guard.
James wants to control from the top but Hawking keeps moving. #SUB#
James is holding a leg here, probably looking for an ankle lock - he drops back and goes for it! Hawking is in trouble! Is it all over??? No! Hawking has escaped and now he's on top!
James is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move. #T2#
Hawking manages to get to full guard.
James trying to control but Hawking is working from the bottom.
Hawking is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
James wants to pass the guard but Hawking is keeping the position.
James really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
James trying to control the position from guard on top but Hawking is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #T3#
James won't allow Hawking to sweep him here.
James is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Hawking is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.#SU2#
Hawking pushes James off and scrambles back to his feet.
James throws a series of punches but Hawking moves out of range. #T4#
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.#TD#
James shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.#SUB#
James is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Hawking manages to get to full guard.
James forces his way into half guard.#SUB#
James is looking for a kimura here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Stephen Hawking will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.
#R2#
Hawking misses with a wild body shot.
James misses with a takedown
and James takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
James has his takedown stuffed
and Hawking counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
James ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hawking moves away.#T1#
James shoots and misses
and Hawking cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Richard James. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Hawking misses with a wild combination.
Hawking takes a swing at James's ribcage but misses.
James shoots in but doesn't get the takedown #TD2#
and Hawking counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
James keeping moving, preventing Hawking from controlling successfully.
Hawking might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control James kaven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.
James has momentary wrist control but Hawking slips an elbow through the middle.#T2#
Hawking looking to sit in guard and control but James gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Hawking keeping moving, preventing James from controlling successfully.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hawking working a defensive guard here.
James is looking to advance position but Hawking has hit a scissor sweep - now he's on top in mount!
Hawking prevents James from getting the reversal.#T3#
Hawking scoring with strikes but James is staying in there.
James can't escape the position.
Hawking cracks James with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.
James is squirming around, avoiding Hawking's attempts to control the action.
Hawking lands a couple of nice shots there from mount.
Hawking with the ground and pound from mount.
James working to try and regain half guard.
Hawking lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent. #T4#
Hawking tries to control but James wriggling away.
Hawking controlling his opponent.
Hawking trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Hawking with the ground and pound from mount.
The crowd applaud the fighters efforts here as the round comes to an end.
James is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
James manages to regain half guard. Good work.
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!
James trying to control but Hawking postures up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Stephen Hawking showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!
#R3#
James misses with a straight right.
James fails with the takedown#TD2#
and Hawking counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Hawking in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time. #SUB#
James throws his legs up looking to secure a triangle. Oh, that looks pretty tight, I gotta say! Hawking escapes and throws James's legs to the side, diving into side control!
Hawking cracks James with an elbow. That is naaassty.
Hawking scoring with punches and elbows.
Hawking is pausing for a moment. What's he doing? It looks like he's clearing his nose. Oh dude! He's shot a load of snot all down James's shoulder. That is not cool.
Hawking trying to control the action but James is working from the bottom. #T1#
Hawking taking a breather here.
Stephen Hawking has got the better of the ground game so far.
Hawking is looking to take a break and control but James is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Hawking cracks James with a big elbow.
James manages to get back to half guard.
James is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Hawking scores with a couple of nice shots.
James is not content to let Hawking control the position.#T2#
Hawking sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. James defending well though.
Hawking thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed James's head.
Hawking working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
Hawking trying to control from half guard but James is working away.
Hawking scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Hawking trying to control the pace.
Hawking lands strikes from half guard.
James avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Hawking.
Hawking trying to advance position but James counters by regaining guard.
Hawking wants to control from the top but James keeps moving. #T3#
Hawking controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Hawking postures up in James's guard and throws a big left but James blocks it.
James is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Hawking wants to control from the top but James keeps moving.
If this pace continues, the referee will definitely step in and force a standup.#REF2#
The ref stands the fighters back up, due to lack of action by Stephen Hawking.
James throws a poor cross that misses #TD2#
and Hawking counters with a nice single leg takedown and he's in James's guard now. #SUB#
James looking for a guillotine here but Hawking defends easily. #SUB2#
Hawking drops back for a leg but he's not going to get it - he lets go and James dives on top into guard.
Richard James has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T4#
James looking to sit in guard and control but Hawking gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Hawking wants to control from the top but James keeps moving.
Hawking postures up in James's guard and throws a big left but James blocks it.
Hawking keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of James's head.
Hawking throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as James works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
The crowd applaud the fighters efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hawking content to stall in guard here.
James avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Matheus Silva scores the fight 27:30
Judge Paulo Santos scores the fight 28:29
Judge Felipe Paraventi scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Stephen Hawking!

 

Event: REF 29 - Evans vs Machine     
Date:   Jul 02, 2011
#R1#
Hawking lands with an overhand left.
Davis really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Hawking throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Davis counters with a left and a right that stings Hawking.
Hawking misses with a left hand #TD#
and Davis counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Davis.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Davis trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Davis looking to sit in guard and control but Hawking gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Hawking pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Davis is keeping the position for now.
Hawking trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Davis looking to hit a scissor sweep but Hawking is one step ahead there.
Hawking passes easily into side control. Nice work.
The strikes coming from Hawking are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Hawking working the ground and pound.
Hawking scores with a couple of short elbows.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#T1#
Davis manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Davis is looking to improve his position.
Hawking is trying to control the action in half guard but Davis is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Hawking wants to pass the guard but Davis is defending well.
Hawking thows a big elbow that misses, also allowing Davis to regain full guard.
Hawking trying to control but Davis is working from the bottom.
Davis trying to strike off his back.
Davis avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Hawking throwing strikes from guard but Davis blocks nicely.
Hawking won't allow Davis to sweep him here.
Hawking postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect. #T2#
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Davis controls Hawking momentarily but Hawking frees himself.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
Davis pulls Hawking in close to prevent any damage. #REF#
The ref stands the fighters back up. Phil Davis wasn't doing enough on the ground.
Davis misses with a hook #TD2#
and Hawking counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
Davis is controlling Hawking's position as best he can from this difficult position.
Hawking is thwarting Davis's attempts to control the position.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Hawking lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Davis controlling the position well.
Hawking is looking to take a break and control but Davis is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom. #T3#
Davis wants to get back to full guard.
Still in half guard, Hawking seems content to control.
Hawking sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Davis defending well though.
Davis controlling the position well. #REF3#
It looks like we're going to have a standup here. Neither fighter is doing enough on the ground.
Davis misses with a right hand
and Hawking counters with a straight right hand.
Davis steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hawking.
Davis throws a right hand that misses
letting Hawking counter with a right hand.
Davis fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Hawking checks it well.
Davis throws a big shot that misses.
Hawking scores with a nice right hand.
Hawking throws a right hand that Davis ducks under and follows up with a left that Davis also avoids with ease.
Hawking works the jab nicely.#ROC2#
Davis is rocked!
Hawking fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Oh Davis is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Hawking swings for the body but Davis moves out of range.
Davis seems to have got his legs back now.
Davis throws a right and a left that both miss.#T4#
Davis fails with the takedown
letting Hawking counter with a right hand.
Davis is breathing heavily.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!#TD2#
Hawking changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Davis looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
Davis takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.
Davis is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Davis is looking to improve his position.
Hawking throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Hawking trying to mount his opponent but Davis defends it.
Davis blocking the ground and pound attempt from Hawking.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Davis is not content to let Hawking control the position.
Davis is looking for a sweep. Hawking is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Hawking lands strikes from half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Stephen Hawking dominated that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!
#R2#
Hawking misses with a wild body shot.
Hawking rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Davis counters with a series of strikes. Hawking will be more careful next time no doubt.
Hawking misses with an uppercut.
Davis misses with a jab, cross combination.
Davis keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Davis swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Hawking throws a nice looking combination but Davis bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Phil Davis is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Hawking connects with a right hand. Davis shakes it off.
A right-left combo lands from Davis.
Davis swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hawking throws a hook to the side of Davis's head but Davis sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Danga de danga de dang - Davis scores with a four punch combination!#CUT#
It looks like Stephen Hawking has been cut.
Hawking misses with an uppercut
and Davis counters with a nice uppercut.
Stephen Hawking seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Hawking stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Hawking fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Davis looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Davis misses with a left hand
letting Hawking counter with a right hand. #T1#
Davis swings widly with a right hand
and Hawking comes in over the top with a devastating right hand! Davis stumbles back against the cage, looking to regain his senses but Hawking is on him like rabid pit bull! Davis slumps to the ground under a storm of punches and this fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:06 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Stephen Hawking!

 

Event: REF 24 - Kuusela vs Intef     
Date:   Jun 05, 2011
#R1#
Hawking takes one on the button.
Hawking throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Gengar sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A head kick misses from Gengar.
Hawking lands a jab to Gengar's midsection.
Gengar throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Gengar misses with a straight right.
Hawking moves away from the strike by Gengar.
Hawking thuds his right hand into Gengar's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Gengar bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Gengar throws a right and a left that both miss.
Gengar avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Hawking misses with a looping left.
Gengar thuds his right hand into Hawking's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Gengar is looking to slow Hawking down with leg kicks.
Hawking takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Hawking connects with a jab.
Hawking dives in and grabs Gengar's left leg, looking for a takedown. Gengar pushes down on Hawking's head and hops out.
Gengar bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Gengar connects with a looping right hand.
Gengar keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Hawking.
Hawking with a jab.#T1#
Gengar's corner calls for a 1-2. Gengar obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Gastly Gengar is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A big right from Hawking misses.
Gengar misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Stephen Hawking seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A combination from Gengar does no damage.
The fighters circle momentarily. Hawking darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Gengar slaps away a takedown attempt from Hawking, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Gengar scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Hawking ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Gengar moves away.
Hawking throws a combination that misses
and Gengar counters with a head kick.
Gengar throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Gengar throws a right hand that misses
and Hawking cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Gengar lands with an overhand left.
Gengar tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Hawking getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Gengar's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Gengar duly obliges.
Hawking looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Gastly Gengar has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Stephen Hawking.
Hawking gets cracked there but stands up to it. #T2#
Hawking throws a lazy uppercut
and Gengar counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Hawking tries for a takedown but Gengar circles away easily
and Gengar makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Gengar is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Hawking misses with a wild combination.
Hawking is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Hawking might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Gengar misses with a series of wild punches.
Gengar lands a front kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hawking lands a really nice looking cross but Gengar seems unphased.
Hawking shoots in looking for a takedown. Gengar tries to sprawl out of it but Hawking keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Gengar manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Hawking looks gassed!
Hawking blocks a head kick by Gengar.
Gengar lands a jab.
Gengar keeps Hawking at a distance using the push kick.
Gengar throws a sloppy head kick and Hawking moves out of range easily. #T3#
Hawking paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Gengar lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Hawking throws a lazy uppercut
and Gengar connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Gengar throws a right and a left that both miss.
Horrible takedown by Hawking or perhaps it was just good defense by Gengar which made him look bad.
Gengar scores with a kick to the midsection.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Gengar.
Gengar feints a jab promting Hawking to slip. Gengar then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Hawking slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.#ROC#
Hawking is rocked!
Gengar throws a head kick but Hawking moves out of range.
Hawking is still on wobbly legs! Can Gengar finish him?
Gengar throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Gengar throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Gengar looks to land a left hand but Hawking moved out of range nicely.
Hawking ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Gengar misses with a straight right.
Some wild striking there from Gengar.
Gengar throws a series of punches but Hawking moves out of range. #T4#
Hawking ducks under a wild hook from Gengar.
Gengar throws a right hand that Hawking ducks under and follows up with a left that Hawking also avoids with ease.
A slow jab from Gengar misses its intended target.
Gengar misses with the combination.
Gengar misses with the combination.
Gengar tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Gengar throws a nice looking combination but Hawking bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Gengar misses with a straight right.
Gengar looks to throw the jab but Hawking is out of range.
Nice defenses there by Hawking.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Hawking avoids the head kick by Gengar.
A telegraphed right hand from Gengar misses the target.
Gengar pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Gengar misses with a looping left.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Gastly Gengar dominated that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.
#R2#
Hawking misses with a body punch
and Gengar counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Gengar slips under a jab.
Hawking loads up on a big right hand but Gengar slips the punch.
Gengar throws an overhand right from the outside, which connects and sends Hawking stumbling backwards into the cage! Hawking bounces back off the cage towards Gengar, who cracks him with a two punch combination that drops him to his knees! Gengar lands two more shots before the referee has chance to intervene - what a finish! Gengar celebrates with his corner as the crowd cheer loudly.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:15 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Gastly Gengar!

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   May 07, 2011
#R1#
Hawking on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Hawking comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Hawking throws a sloppy body shot
and D counters with a three punch combo that has Hawking backing up. Hawking nods at D to acknowledge the strikes.
D defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Hawking.
Hawking fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Hawking tries to bum rush D with a series of wild strikes but D uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Left hook, right uppercut from Hawking.
D swings and misses with a shot to the body
enabling Hawking to counter with a crisp jab.
Hawking circles away from the clinch attempt.
D throws a poor cross that misses
and Hawking counters with a right hand to the body.
Hawking throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hawking takes a swing at D's ribcage but misses.
Hawking shoots in for a takedown but D shows good takedown defense.
Hawking swings and misses with a hook to the body.
D takes a swing at Hawking's ribcage but misses. #TD#
Hawking shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Oh and he's advanced to full mount straight away.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
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!
Hawking sends his fist crashing into the mat - the crowd let out a collective ooooooh. Let's hope he's not broken it!
Hawking unloading with bombs!#T1#
Hawking with the ground and pound from mount.
Hawking punishing his opponent with strikes.
Hawking trying to control but D is having none of it.
Hawking punishing his opponent with strikes.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hawking dominating with strikes here.
Hawking is in the full mount, landing strikes.
Hawking has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of D's face. #T2#
Hawking postures up and cracks his opponent a couple of times before moving back into close ground control. D looks a forlorn figure. #ROC#
D is rocked!
D is breathing heavily.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hawking scoring with strikes but D is staying in there.
Oh D is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
D blocking the ground and pound.
D seems to have got his legs back now.
Hawking raining down shots from the mount!
Hawking has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Hawking landing strikes from the mount.
Hawking in mount throwing good strikes here, bouncing his opponent's head off the canvas.
Hawking unloads with some shots from mount but D bucks and avoids them well.
Hawking has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of D's face. #T3#
A big strike lands for Hawking! That's really hurt D and he's turned his back - Hawking keeps firing away and the ref dives in to stop the fight! Hawking jumps to his feet to celebrate the victory!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:22 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Stephen Hawking!

 

Event: UVT: MidWeek Mania XVIII     
Date:   Nov 10, 2010
#R1#
Hawking thows a body shot but no joy.
Hawking digs a good body shot into Rich's ribs.
Rich with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Hawking to score with a decent uppercut.
Rich keeps the fight on the outside.
Rich misses with a body shot.
Hawking looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Hawking shoots for a takedown but Rich saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Rich misses with a looping right.
Rich takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Rich missing with a left hand there. Hawking was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one. #TD#
Rich gets caught flat footed, as Hawking shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
Hawking connects with a couple of short punches.
Rich is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Rich is trying to control the position from the bottom. #SU#
Rich kicks Hawking off and gets to his feet. #T1#
Rich tries to clinch
and Hawking makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Hawking scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Hawking throws a shot to the body.
Hawking misses with a hook to the body #CL#
and Rich counters by clinching up. #BC#
Hawking pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Hawking changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Rich throws a series of strikes that have Hawking backpedaling. #CUT#
It looks like Stephen Hawking has been cut.
Hawking tries to clinch up.
Hawking changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Rich is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Rich wants to clinch up but Hawking keeps it at a distance.
Rich misses with a head kick.
Rich cracks Hawking with a right hand to the side of the head.
Hawking is looking to wear down Rich with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Hawking wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Hawking connects with a nice looking jab. #T2#
Rich takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
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!
Hawking dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Hawking thuds a left hand into Rich's body.#TD#
Hawking looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into mount! Oh, that's bad for Rich!
Hawking cracks Rich with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.
Hawking dominating with strikes here.
Rich really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Hawking lands with some strikes.
Rich is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Hawking thowing strikes but they're hitting the gloves, not doing any damage.
Rich tries to hold on but Hawking pushes him away.
Hawking lands with some strikes.
Hawking with shots to the head and body - Rich looks very uncomfortable down there.
Rich is working to get back to half guard. #T3#
Hawking landing strikes from the mount and Rich is in trouble!
Rich tries to hold on but Hawking pushes him away.
Hawking with a couple of short strikes.
Rich is in a horrible position here. Hawking smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
Rich is desperately trying to improve his position but Hawking has a good base and remains in mount.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Hawking fakes a shot to the body and cracks his opponent in the head. Nice ground and pound there!
Rich is trying to stand.
Rich looks gassed!
Hawking breaks from Rich's wrist control and lands an elbow. #ROC#
Rich is rocked!
Hawking scoring with strikes but Rich is staying in there.
Hawking lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
Rich is still in real trouble! Can Hawking finish him?
Rich keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Rich seems to have recovered his senses.
Rich is trying to stand up.
Rich tries to hold on but Hawking pushes him away.
Hawking connects with a couple of good shots from mount. #T4#
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!
Hawking lands a big shot there that rocks Rich but he's holding on and managing to survive for now.
Hawking 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.
Rich is squirming around, avoiding Hawking's attempts to control the action.
Hawking landing punches.
A nice elbow there by Hawking.
Hawking raining down shots from the mount!
Rich is not a happy chappy… he wants out of there.
Rich takes a big shot to the head but keeps on trying to improve his position.
Rich in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.
A nice elbow there by Hawking.
Hawking landing strikes, looking to finish!
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Hawking lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
Rich is trying desperately to improve position.
Hawking looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Stephen Hawking dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Stephen Hawking's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!
#R2##CL#
Hawking clinches.
A right hook to the body lands for Hawking.
Hawking drops down looking for an ankle pick but Rich pulls his leg out and moves away.
Hawking lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Stephen Hawking seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rich walks into a stiff left hand from Hawking.
Rich displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Hawking.
A head kick by Hawking misses
and Rich counters with a low kick, right behind Hawking 's knee.
Nice sprawl there from Rich as Hawking shoots in.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Stephen Hawking. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Hawking fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Hawking looks to score with a jab to the body but Rich is just out of range.
Hawking lands a nice shot that snaps Rich's head back.
No luck for Hawking with that takedown attempt. #T1#
Hawking takes a swing at Rich's ribcage but misses. #TD#
Hawking drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Hawking tries to land with some ground and pound but misses.
Both fighters really going for it on the ground here!
Hawking prevents Rich from escaping the position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Sloppy strikes there by Hawking.
Rich struggling a bit here.
Rich prevents Hawking from improving position.
Hawking in side control, throwing shots but Rich defends.
You can see the frustration on Rich's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.#T2#
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.#REF#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Rich misses with a few strikes there.
Hawking misses with a takedown attempt - Rich sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Hawking moves away from the strike by Rich.
D J Rich is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Rich throws a quick inside leg kick.
Rich misses with a hook. Hawking ducked under it nicely.
Rich takes a body punch but keeps moving. #TD#
Hawking shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
Rich avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Hawking stops Rich from standing up.
Rich working a defensive guard here.
Hawking stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Rich swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Hawking being controlled here momentarily. #T3#
Rich is trying to keep Hawking in close.
Hawking trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Stephen Hawking overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.#REF#
Neither fighter is doing enough for the referee's liking and he's decided to stand them back up.
Hawking fails with a takedown attempt.#TD#
Hawking drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Hawking tries to score with some ground and pound. Rich controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.
Rich is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Hawking off and has taken his back!#T4#
Hawking rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.
Hawking gets back to full guard.
Rich has decided he wants to stand but the closed guard of Hawking is proving hard to escape from.
Hawking wants to improve his position but instead Rich has moved into half guard.
Hawking is looking to get full guard. It looks like he might be successful but at the last minute Rich jumps into side control!#SU#
Rich decides to stand back up.
D J Rich is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Rich tries to bum rush Hawking with a series of wild strikes but Hawking uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Rich is breathing heavily.
Rich takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders. #TD#
Hawking gets a takedown into half guard.
Rich is trying to maintain the position but Hawking is very close to passing his half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Stephen Hawking dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Stephen Hawking'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. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!
#R3#
Hawking misses with a shot to the body
and Rich counters with a series of strikes. Hawking will be more careful next time no doubt.
Rich takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Hawking scores with a shot to the body.
Hawking loads up on a big right hand but Rich slips the punch.
Rich takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Hawking punishes Rich's body with a nice straight punch.
Rich swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Hawking circles away from the clinch attempt.
Rich walks into a left hand.
Hawking catches Rich with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Hawking lands with a shot to the body.
Hawking misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Rich counters with a nice low kick that buckles Hawking's knee momentarily.
Hawking comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Hawking punishes Rich's body with a nice straight punch.#T1##TD#
Excellent takedown into side control there by Hawking.
Rich is looking for a sweep.
Rich takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Hawking just content to control the position.
Hawking working the ground and pound.
Hawking working the head and body with strikes.
Rich on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Rich is trying to work for a sweep but Hawking has mounted him!
Hawking avoids the attempt from Rich to control.
Hawking pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.
Stephen Hawking is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.#T2#
Hawking sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Rich is trying to escape the mount.
Hawking sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Rich really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Rich gets back to half guard.
Still in half guard, Hawking seems content to control.
Rich trying to control from the bottom.
Hawking is figuring out what he wants to do next.
Rich wants to get back to his feet. #T3#
Hawking is taking a breather. Rich says something to him but it's hard to make out. Perhaps he's telling him to get on with it and actually do something.
Hawking'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.
Hawking seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Rich for as long as he can get away with.
Rich tries to get to full guard but Hawking has control of the leg.
Hawking performing his best blanket impression for a moment. #T4#
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Rich trying to control here.
Rich wants to improve his position but Hawking is controlling well.
Hawking tries to pass to full mount but Rich defends it.
Rich wants to get back to his feet.#REF#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Rich takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
A bone on bone clash there as Rich blocks the leg kick.
Hawking misses with a wild body shot.
Rich looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Rich misses with a jab, cross combination.
D J Rich has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Hawking fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rich manages to avoid it.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Emerson Jorge scores the fight 30:27
Judge Mauricio Rocha scores the fight 30:27
Judge Seu Braga scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Stephen Hawking!

 

Event: UVT 75: Destruição     
Date:   Oct 10, 2010
#R1#
Hawking tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Takimoto is able to avoid easily.
Hawking shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Hawking fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Takimoto clobbers Hawking with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Hawking thows a body shot but no joy.
The fight stays on the outside here - Takimoto looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Takimoto moves into range and connects with a jab.
Hawking stuns Takimoto with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Hawking lands a nice hook to Takimoto's body. Takimoto takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Hawking throws a body punch but Takimoto moves out of range.
Hawking displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Takimoto cracks Hawking with a good jab.#CUT#
It looks like Stephen Hawking has been cut.
Takimoto misses with a straight right.
Hawking tries to clinch up but Takimoto circles away and keeps his distance.
Takimoto scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut! #T1#
Takimoto misses with a body punch
and Hawking counters with a nice body shot. #TD#
Hawking shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Oh and he's advanced to full mount straight away.
Takimoto working to try and regain half guard.
Hawking lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
Hawking with a couple of short strikes.
Hawking looking to finish Takimoto with some ground and pound. This is bad for Takimoto!
Hawking unloading with bombs!
Hawking landing punches.
Hawking in mount throwing good strikes here, bouncing his opponent's head off the canvas.
Hawking lands a heavy elbow.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A nice elbow there by Hawking.#CUT#
It looks like Tetsuya Takimoto has been cut.
Hawking 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.
Takimoto tries to get back to half guard but can't. #T2#
Hawking with a couple of short strikes.
Hawking lands a big elbow. #ROC#
Takimoto is rocked!
Hawking postures up and throws a couple of big shots that have Takimoto in real trouble here! The ref calls for Takimoto to improve his position which he doesn't do, so the referee has no choice but to end the fight due to the strikes!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:28 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Stephen Hawking!

 

Event: UVT: MidWeek Mania IX     
Date:   Sep 08, 2010
#R1#
A shot to de liver by Pacquiao. Beautiful body shot.#TD#
Hawking bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
Pacquiao is trying to control Hawking's posture but Hawking avoids it.
Hawking throws a strike aimed at the side of Pacquiao's head but Pacquiao avoids it well.
Hawking throwing shots but missing, from side control.
Hawking misses with the ground and pound.
Pacquiao is working to avoid the ground and pound but Hawking connects with a decent elbow.
Pacquiao managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Hawking.
Hawking throws an elbow but Pacquiao slips to the side and avoids it well.
The strikes coming from Hawking are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Hawking creates a bit of distance and throws down some hard shots.
Hawking working the ground and pound.
Hawking in side control, just content to control the action for now.
Hawking in side control, throwing shots but Pacquiao defends. #T1#
Pacquiao dodges the ground and pound from Hawking.
Hawking cracks Pacquiao with an elbow. That is naaassty.
You can see the frustration on Pacquiao's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Hawking trying to control the action but Pacquiao is working from the bottom.
Pacquiao tries to buck Hawking off but Hawking is having none of it.
Hawking lands a few punches from side control.#T2#
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Hawking connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Pacquiao some visible discomfort.
Hawking in side control, trying to ground and pound but not landing this time.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
The ground and pound from Hawking seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.
Hawking tries to land with some ground and pound but misses.
Pacquiao is trying to improve his position.
Hawking throwing strikes but Pacquiao manages to buck up and roll into a nice reversal - now he's on top in side control!
Hawking manages to get back to half guard.
Hawking wants to get back to full guard but Pacquiao has passed into side control.
Hawking gets back to half guard.
Pacquiao frees up his trapped foot and advances to mount. #T3#
Hawking swinging wildly from the bottom but he's not landing.
Hawking can't escape the position.
Hawking is working hard here to advance position.
Pacquiao can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Hawking is looking to escape.
Pacquiao manages to capitalize on a mistake by Hawking to take his back!#T4#
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Will Pacquiao go for the finish here or will he try and keep control of the position?
Hawking is defending well here and trying to improve his position.
Pacquiao struggling to keep hold of the position.
Hawking 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.
You can see the frustration on Hawking's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.
Pacquiao controls the action.
Hawking wants to control his opponent's hands but Pacquiao gets his hands free.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Stephen Hawking dominated that round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.
#R2#
Hawking misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Hawking connects with a looping right hand.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Pacquiao, right into the meat.
Hawking takes a swing at Pacquiao's ribcage but misses.
Pacquiao lands a right hook to the body.
Hawking avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Hawking works Pacquiao's body with a nice hook.
Hawking just misses with a punch to the body.
Pacquiao is looking to clinch but Hawking is avoiding it.
Pacquiao works Hawking's body with a nice hook.
Hawking tries to land a front kick but Pacquiao steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Hawking lands a body shot.
Pacquiao looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Pacquiao.
Hawking misses with a two punch combination.
Hawking walks forward, straight into a front kick from Pacquiao.
Pacquiao tries to clinch there but Hawking circles away.
Pacquiao fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hawking manages to avoid it.
Hawking lands with a shot to the body.
Pacquiao keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Pacquiao dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Pacquiao thows a body kick. Hawking tries to catch it but that hurt him. #T1#
Pacquiao throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Pacquiao falls off balance throwing a combination
and Hawking counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Pacquiao thinking.
Pacquiao clinches but Hawking breaks the clinch
and Hawking counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Pacquiao keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot. #TD#
Hawking fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Pacquiao sprawls well initially but Hawking persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Pacquiao avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Hawking.
Hawking prevents Pacquiao from improving his position.
Pacquiao is breathing heavily.
Pacquiao gets full guard.
Hawking showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Pacquiao working a defensive guard here. #T2#
Hawking trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Hawking works over Pacquiao with some ground and pound from guard.
Hawking scoring with some ground and pound.
Hawking throwing strikes from guard but Pacquiao blocks nicely.
Hawking forces his way into half guard.
Hawking missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Hawking not throwing his punches with enough precision this time. #T3#
Hawking performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Hawking throwing shots but Pacquiao is blocking nicely.
Hawking landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Pacquiao is looking to improve his position.
Hawking working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Hawking misses with a head shot. Pacquiao uses the momentum to regain guard.
Hawking throws and elbow that misses. Pacquiao uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Hawking's guard. Nice move by Pacquiao!#T4#
Hawking is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Hawking keeping moving, preventing Pacquiao from controlling successfully.
Hawking wants to improve his position but instead Pacquiao has moved into half guard.
Hawking tries to roll over but Pacquiao keeps him under control.
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 Stephen Hawking will probably get the nod.
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#
Pacquiao keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Hawking dives in and grabs Pacquiao's left leg, looking for a takedown. Pacquiao pushes down on Hawking's head and hops out.
Pacquiao throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Hawking misses the body punch
and Pacquiao counters with a straight right hand.
Pacquiao wants to clinch up but Hawking keeps it at a distance.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Hawking crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Pacquiao - the referee stops the clock and Hawking gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Pacquiao. Hawking manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Hawking throws a combination that misses
and Pacquiao counters with a nice body kick.
Hawking thows a body shot but no joy.
Hawking clobbers Pacquiao with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Pacquiao changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Pacquiao throws a body kick that misses.
Pacquiao goes for a spinning back kick but it misses. #CL#
Pacquiao has closed the distance and engaged Hawking in a clinch.
Hawking avoids the elbow strike from Pacquiao, against the cage.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Hawking.
Hawking takes an elbow to the temple. #CUT#
It looks like Stephen Hawking has been cut.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Hawking.
Pacquiao blocks an uppercut.
Pacquiao prevents a body shot from Hawking.
Hawking goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Hawking stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
A knee to the head by Pacquiao.
Hawking misses with a punch on the inside.
Pacquiao lands a hook that snaps the head of Hawking backwards.
Pacquiao takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.#T1#
Hawking lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Pacquiao lands with a short shot to the head.
Pacquiao throws a head punch that misses.
Hawking is leaning against Pacquiao and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Hawking misses with a body punch.
Pacquiao lands an elbow just above Hawking 's eye.
Hawking avoids the elbow strike from Pacquiao, against the cage.
Pacquiao misses with an elbow strike.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Pacquiao.
Hawking is working Pacquiao over against the cage.
Hawking blocks an elbow strike from Pacquiao.
Hawking tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Pacquiao misses with an elbow over the top.
Hawking gets through Pacquiao's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Hawking tries a body shot but Pacquiao blocks it.
Hawking avoids a wild elbow strike from Pacquiao.
Hawking tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Pacquiao's elbow.
Pacquiao creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Hawking lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A right hand to the body from Hawking.
Hawking can't break the clinch.
Hawking lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Hawking.
Hawking lands a shot to the body.
Hawking lands a body punch in the clinch. #BC#
Hawking escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Herman Pacquiao is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Hawking throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hawking lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Pacquiao at a distance.
Herman Pacquiao has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Stephen Hawking is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.#T2#
Hawking with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Pacquiao takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Hawking jabs at Pacquiao's body.
Hawking thows a leg kick but Pacquiao checks it
and Pacquiao counters with a good, hard body kick but Hawking shrugs it off.
Hawking misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Pacquiao.
Hawking is looking to wear down Pacquiao with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Hawking paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Hawking swings for the body but Pacquiao moves out of range.
Hawking misses with a two punch combination.
Pacquiao throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hawking scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.#TD#
Hawking drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Hawking stays in close to Pacquiao's body and controls the position.
Pacquiao looking to hit a scissor sweep but Hawking is one step ahead there.
Hawking is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.#T3#
Hawking postures up. #T4#
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Hawking showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Hawking'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.
Pacquiao is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Hawking looking to control the position here, rather than advance. #REF#
The referee stands the fighters back up. Stephen Hawking just wasn't active enough from the dominant position.
Hawking fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Pacquiao checks it well.
Hawking lands a nice shot to the body.
Pacquiao thows a body shot but no joy.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Edson Gomes scores the fight 30:27
Judge Leandro Rodrigues scores the fight 30:27
Judge Paulo Santos scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Stephen Hawking!

 

Event: UVT 66: Last Chance     
Date:   Aug 08, 2010
#R1#
Hawking misses with a body kick.
Justice scores with a shot to the body.
Hawking ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Justice moves away.
Justice ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Justice misses with a hook to the body
and Hawking counters with a right hand to the body.
Justice throws the kick towards the body but Hawking avoids it.
Hawking connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Hawking throws out a loose jab but Justice uses good head movement to avoid it.
Justice displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Hawking.
Hawking misses with a jab, cross combination.
Hawking takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Hawking throws a predictable looking body shot
and Justice counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Stephen Hawking seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Justice throws a leg kick which misses Hawking's front leg but catches the back leg as Hawking tries to avoid it.
Justice lands a jab to Hawking's midsection.
Hawking throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Hawking takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Justice paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Hawking fails with the takedown
and Justice counters with a nice uppercut.
Hawking uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Justice.
Justice digs a good hook to Hawking's body.
Hawking misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Justice.
Justice swings for the body but Hawking moves out of range. #T1#
A looping hook to the body misses from Hawking. Justice does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hawking is looking to wear down Justice with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Justice just misses with a punch to the body.
Justice ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hawking moves away.
Justice misses with a kick to the body. #TD#
Hawking darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.
Hawking missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Justice wants to get back to full guard.
Justice is pressing down on Hawking's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Hawking looking to pass the guard.
Hawking won't allow Justice to sweep him here.
Hawking throws a big right hand that misses.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Justice looking to control but Hawking passes into half guard.
Justice is positioning himself well to prevent Hawking advancing to mount.
Justice gets full guard.#T2#
Justice not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Hawking slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Hawking lands a nice forearm strike.
Both fighters really going for it on the ground here!
Justice wants to control but Hawking postures up.
Justice sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Justice keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Justice wants to improve his position but Hawking is controlling well.
Hawking working Justice over with strikes.
Justice makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Justice.
Hawking in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Justice has Hawking pulled in close to control his posture.
Hawking trying to control but Justice is working from the bottom.
Justice manages to land a sweep and now he's in mount on top! #T3#
Hawking is desperately trying to improve his position but Justice has a good base and remains in mount.
Justice sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Hawking is looking to improve his position but Justice isn't that keen on the idea.
Justice trying to control but he's not successful this time.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Hawking is looking to get to half guard.
Justice can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Hawking is looking to escape.
Justice with a couple of short strikes.#T4#
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Justice controlling from the full mount.
Hawking is squirming around, avoiding Justice's attempts to control the action.
Hawking tries to reverse the position but Justice maintains control.
Justice sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment. #REF#
Despite being in the dominant position, Duke Justice just isn't active enough and the referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Justice scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Hawking doesn't seem bothered though.
Hawking takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Duke Justice dominated that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!
#R2#
Justice lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Hawking at a distance.
Justice with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Hawking throws a series of punches but Justice avoids them all with ease.
Justice throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Hawking displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Justice throws out the jab.
Hawking throws a leg kick
and Justice counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Hawking swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hawking. Justice does a little dance to reset his feet.
Justice looks to score with a jab to the body but Hawking is just out of range.
Hawking takes one to the side of the head.
Good shot there by Justice.
Justice throws a body kick but he was well out of range there. #TD#
Hawking feints and then dives in with a takedown. That was a long way out but the feint bought him enough time to close the distance and complete the takedown. Now we'll play guard for a bit and see who can get the better of that position.
Justice is trying to control the position but Hawking postures up.
Hawking stopping the sweep attempt from Justice.
Justice working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Hawking.
Hawking lands a couple of decent looking shots.#T1#
Hawking postures up.
Hawking won't allow Justice to sweep him here.
Hawking advances position into side control!
Hawking misses with a strike but at least he's keeping busy, looking to cause some damage - that will still help him when it comes to the judges scorecards.
Justice struggling a bit here.
Justice tries to improve position but can't.
Hawking landing strikes.
Hawking trying to control the action but Justice is working from the bottom.
Hawking with the ground and pound but Justice regains half guard under the barage of strikes.
Hawking takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Justice is trying to control but can't.
Justice is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though. #T2#
Justice works his way to full guard. Good work.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Hawking accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Justice is trying to control the position from the bottom.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Justice holds on and takes a little breather.
Hawking stopping the sweep attempt from Justice.
Justice controlling the position.
Justice lands a beautiful switch and he's in full mount! That could spell trouble for Hawking!
Justice throws some wild stikes that Hawking manages to avoid easily.
Hawking really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Hawking is working hard here to advance position.#T3#
Justice wants to control the pace but Hawking is squirming around nicely.
Hawking is looking to get to half guard.
Hawking is squirming around, avoiding Justice's attempts to control the action.
Hawking tries to reverse the position but Justice maintains control.
Justice takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.#T4#
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Justice landing strikes from the mount.
Hawking wants to hold on but Justice pushes him away.
Justice wants to control the pace but Hawking is squirming around nicely.
Hawking wants to control but Justice is having none of it.
Hawking is trying desperately to improve position.
Justice looking to control and managing it successfully.
Hawking is in all sorts of trouble here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Duke Justice showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.
#R3#
Hawking thows a left - swing and a miss!
Justice scores with a jab.
Hawking throws a body punch but Justice moves out of range.
Hawking swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Justice counters with a right hand to the body.
Hawking takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Hawking misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Justice.
Hawking moves out of range of the body kick.
Hawking ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Justice moves away.
Justice lands a slapping body shot.
Justice stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Hawking throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Justice.
Justice thows a body shot but no joy.
Hawking swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Justice punishes Hawking's body with a nice straight punch.
A swing and a miss from Hawking.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Justice ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hawking moves away.
Justice looks for the body kick but Hawking saw that one coming.
Hawking throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hawking misses with a jab to the body
and Justice counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Hawking thinking.
Justice works Hawking's body with a nice hook.#T1#
Justice throws a series of punches but Hawking moves out of range.
Hawking swings away with a body shot that misses
and Justice counters with a good, hard body kick but Hawking shrugs it off.
Hawking walks into a left hand.
Justice tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hawking was well out of range. Poor timing from Justice.
Justice scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Hawking doesn't seem bothered though.
Justice tries to land a front kick but Hawking steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Hawking misses with a looping left.
Justice throws a right hand that Hawking ducks under and follows up with a left that Hawking also avoids with ease.
Hawking misses the body punch
and Justice counters with a nice kick to the body.
Duke Justice is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Justice ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Justice lands a body shot.
Justice scores with a nice strike.
Hawking takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Justice wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Hawking takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Hawking moves forwards but Justice connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Justice lands a slapping body shot.
A shot to de liver by Justice. Beautiful body shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Justice scores with a hook to the body. Hawking takes a step back and tries to catch his breath. #T2#
Justice lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Hawking at a distance.
Justice fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Justice scores with a push kick.
Hawking waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Justice.
Justice throws a good cross that connects.
Duke Justice seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Hawking on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Justice lands with a good body shot.
Justice lands with a shot to the body.
Justice thuds a left hand into Hawking's body.
Justice fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Justice lunges at Hawking with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Hawking's hand.
Justice wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Justice lands with a nice body punch.
Hawking ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Justice moves away.
Nice body punch from Justice.
Justice fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Hawking looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Hawking uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Justice.
Justice digs a good body shot into Hawking's ribs.
Hawking chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Justice can pounce on him. #T3#
Justice throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Justice cracks Hawking with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Justice lands with a good body shot.
Justice lands a head shot.
Hawking walks into a stiff left hand from Justice.
Justice paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Justice ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hawking moves away.
Justice misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hawking.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Hawking crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Justice - the referee stops the clock and Hawking gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Justice. Hawking manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Nice jab there from Justice. #ROC#
Hawking is rocked!
Justice throws a shot to the body.
Oh Hawking is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A thudding body kick lands there by Justice!
Justice with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Justice scores with a shot to the body.
Justice throws a pinpoint strike between Hawking's hands that connects right on the jaw and sends Hawking crashing to the floor! He's out before he even hits the mat and Justice scores a great knockout victory!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:52 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Duke Justice!
Duke Justice is the new featherweight champion!

 

Event: UVT: MidWeek Mania II     
Date:   Jul 21, 2010
#R1#
Sobrawl shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Hawking defends it nicely.
Hawking lands the left hand.
Hawking is looking to clinch but Sobrawl is avoiding it.
Hawking displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Sobrawl. #TD#
Sobrawl throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Hawking was covering up waiting for the punch and Sobrawl finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Hawking pulls Sobrawl in close to prevent any damage.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Hawking looking to hit a scissor sweep but Sobrawl is one step ahead there. #T1#
Hawking is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Sobrawl trying to control the position from guard on top but Hawking is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Hawking tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Sobrawl throws a strike but Hawking rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.
Hawking is looking to stand up but Sobrawl won't let him.
Hawking wants to control from the top but Sobrawl keeps moving. #REF#
The referee has ruled that neither fighter is active enough on the ground and has stood them back up.
Hawking lands with a cross. #T2#
Sobrawl shoots in but Hawking avoids the takedown attempt easily.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Renata Sobrawl. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Hawking tried to score with a low kick but Sobrawl checks it.
Hawking misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Sobrawl.
Sobrawl shoots in and drives through. Hawking sprawls well.
Sobrawl tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Hawking counters with a stiff right hand. #T3#
Hawking lands a nice shot to the body.
Hawking tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Sobrawl paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Hawking cracks a nice hook into Sobrawl's ribs.
Hawking misses the shot to the body.
Hawking takes a swing at Sobrawl's ribcage but misses.
Hawking wants to clinch up but Sobrawl keeps it at a distance.
Sobrawl avoids the body shot from Hawking.
Hawking throws a body punch but Sobrawl moves out of range. #T4#
Hawking scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Sobrawl keeps the fight on the outside.
Hawking misses with an uppercut. Sobrawl saw that one coming.
Sobrawl has his takedown stuffed
and Hawking counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Hawking lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Sobrawl checks a leg kick nicely.
Hawking throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Sobrawl stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Stephen Hawking dominated that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.
#R2##CL#
Sobrawl tries to keep at a distance but Hawking has taken the fight into the clinch.
Hawking pushes Sobrawl back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Hawking lands a body shot in the clinch.
Hawking digs a right hand into Sobrawl's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Sobrawl's gas tank. #BC#
Sobrawl breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Hawking is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Sobrawl has his takedown stuffed
and Hawking counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Hawking comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Jab by Hawking.
Hawking throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.#T1#
Hawking cracks Sobrawl with a brutal left hook that knocks him out cold! This one is over in a flash! Game over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:08 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Stephen Hawking!
Stephen Hawking is the new featherweight champion!

 

Event: UVT 60: Showdown     
Date:   Jun 26, 2010
#R1#
Hawking fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Ahimbe on the side of the head.
Hawking moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Hawking takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Ahimbe slaps away a takedown attempt from Hawking, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Hawking dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
No luck for Hawking with that takedown attempt.
Hawking lands a nice shot that snaps Ahimbe's head back.
Ahimbe lands a head shot.
Hawking moves out of range as Ahimbe strikes.
Ahimbe shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Hawking ducks under a wild hook from Ahimbe.
Ahimbe avoids the body shot from Hawking.
Hawking fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Ahimbe on the side of the head.#ROC#
Ahimbe is rocked!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hawking slaps away a takedown attempt from Ahimbe, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Ahimbe dips to his left and cracks Hawking with an uppercut!#T1#
Ahimbe lands a right hook to the body.
Hawking tries to clinch up.
Ahimbe doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Ahimbe uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hawking.
Hawking lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Ahimbe at a distance.
Ahimbe with a lazy takedown attempt
and Hawking counters with a left to the body.
Ahimbe is breathing heavily.
Hawking throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Ahimbe misses with a head kick.
Stephen Hawking seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Hawking bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Hawking throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Ahimbe.
Hawking thuds a left hand into Ahimbe's body.
Hawking lands with a shot to the body.
Hawking connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hawking uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Oh Ahimbe is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Hawking keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Ahimbe.
Hawking is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Ahimbe rather than just go for the knockout.
Hawking fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.#T2##KD#
Hawking drops his shoulder and cracks Ahimbe with a huge uppercut! Ahimbe goes down! Can Hawking finish him?
Hawking landing some decent shots from guard.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Hawking accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Hawking is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Ahimbe seems to have got his legs back now.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Ahimbe keeping moving, preventing Hawking from controlling successfully.
Hawking with a nice head shot there.
Hawking trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Hawking trying to control the position from guard on top but Ahimbe is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #T3#
Ahimbe looking for a sweep. Not yet Ahimbe, not yet.
Hawking trying to control but Ahimbe is working from the bottom.
Ahimbe looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Hawking wants to pass the guard but Ahimbe is keeping the position.
Hawking is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Hawking wants to control from the top but Ahimbe keeps moving.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#REF#
Neither fighter is doing enough for the referee's liking and he's decided to stand them back up.
Ahimbe throws a right and a left that Hawking avoids nicely.
Ahimbe with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Hawking to score with a decent uppercut.#T4#
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Ahimbe just misses with a punch to the body.
Hawking moves out of range of the strikes.
Ahimbe waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Hawking.
Hawking misses with a wild combination.
Ahimbe tries to clinch there but Hawking circles away.
Hawking ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Ahimbe moves away.
Hawking throws a right and a left that both miss.
Hawking rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Ahimbe moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Ahimbe throws a hook but Hawking avoids it easily.
Hawking connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Ahimbe's hands.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Hawking lands a nice shot to the body.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Ahimbe is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Hawking. #TD#
Hawking darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.
Ahimbe gets back to full guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Stephen Hawking dominated that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!
#R2#
Hawking punishes Ahimbe's body with a nice straight punch.
Hawking swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hawking. Ahimbe does a little dance to reset his feet.#CL#
Hawking has closed the distance and engaged Ahimbe in a clinch. #BC#
Ahimbe escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Hawking throws a series of punches but Ahimbe moves out of range.
Ahimbe is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Good work by Ahimbe as he checks the leg kick.
Hawking misses with a wild body shot.
Hawking looks to score with a jab to the body but Ahimbe is just out of range.
Ahimbe uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hawking.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hawking throws a nice looking combination but Ahimbe bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Ahimbe gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Hawking.
Hawking throws a right hand that Ahimbe ducks under and follows up with a left that Ahimbe also avoids with ease.#TD#
Hawking closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Ahimbe to the mat! Ahimbe manages to get full guard.
Ahimbe looking to control. #T1#
Ahimbe working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Hawking.
Ahimbe wants to sweep here but Hawking controlling him for the moment.
Hawking pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Ahimbe is keeping the position for now.
Ahimbe working a defensive guard here.
Ahimbe has momentary wrist control but Hawking slips an elbow through the middle.
Ahimbe keeping moving, preventing Hawking from controlling successfully.
Hawking passes into half guard.
Hawking wants to take a breather but Ahimbe is having none of it. #T2#
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Ahimbe wants to improve his position but Hawking is controlling well.
Ahimbe avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Hawking.
Ahimbe is pressing down on Hawking's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Hawking wants to control from the top but Ahimbe keeps moving. #SUB#
Ahimbe working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Hawking doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Hawking manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Ahimbe wants to control but instead he gets his guard passed and Hawking is now in half guard. #T3#
Ahimbe tries to get to full guard but Hawking has control of the leg.
Hawking seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Let's hope that Hawking 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.
Ahimbe tries to roll over but Hawking keeps him under control.
Hawking throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Hawking trying to advance position but Ahimbe counters by regaining guard.
Ahimbe can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Hawking controls the pace.#T4#
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Hawking is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Hawking is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Hawking is fighting to break Ahimbe's control of his arms but Ahimbe is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Hawking trying to control the position from guard on top but Ahimbe is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #SUB#
Ahimbe working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Hawking has passed into half guard!
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Well, if Hawking 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.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Stephen Hawking showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. This is the final round!
#R3#
Ahimbe misses with an uppercut.
A shot to the body from Ahimbe misses #TD#
and Hawking counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Ahimbe bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Hawking's guard.
Ahimbe chips away with some ground and pound.
Ahimbe is looking to work some ground and pound but Hawking has wrist control.
Ahimbe throwing strikes but missing.
Ahimbe in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Ahimbe is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Hawking is on top in guard.
Hawking tries to free his leg and advance position but Ahimbe is retaining full guard. #T1#
Ahimbe being controlled here, momentarily.
Ahimbe is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Hawking trying to control the position from guard on top but Ahimbe is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Hawking is stalling in the full guard. #SUB#
Ahimbe is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Stephen Hawking is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.#T2#
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Hawking trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Hawking trying to control but Ahimbe is working from the bottom.
Hawking won't allow Ahimbe to sweep him here.
Ahimbe manages to land a sweep and now he's in mount on top!
Hawking is squirming around, avoiding Ahimbe's attempts to control the action.
Hawking is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Hawking tries to reverse the position but Ahimbe maintains control.
Hawking tries to lock up and control but Ahimbe gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.#T3#
Hawking might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Ahimbe kaven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.
Hawking is trying desperately to improve position.
Ahimbe putting on the heat here with some good ground and pound!
Hawking avoids a series of strikes thrown by Ahimbe.
Hawking gets back to half guard.
Hawking blocking the ground and pound attempt from Ahimbe.
Ahimbe wants to pass the guard but Hawking is defending well.
Hawking is not content to let Ahimbe control the position.
Ahimbe thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Hawking's head. #T4#
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Hawking trying to control but Ahimbe postures up.
Hawking gets full guard.
Yoruba Ahimbe has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Ahimbe thows a big elbow that misses.
Ahimbe postures up in Hawking's guard and throws a big left but Hawking blocks it. #REF#
Well, the referee has seen enough. Neither fighter is active enough on the ground so he's stood them back up.
Hawking scores with a body shot.
Hawking ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Ahimbe moves away.
Ahimbe works the jab nicely.
Hawking jabs at Ahimbe's body.
Hawking lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Hawking throws a combination that misses
and Ahimbe makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Hawking lands a nice looking body shot.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Leandro Rodrigues scores the fight 27:30
Judge Thiago Cunha scores the fight 27:30
Judge Emerson Jorge scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Stephen Hawking!

 

Event: UVT 56: FULL FORCE     
Date:   May 30, 2010
#R1#
Hawking tries to score a power double leg takedown but Justice sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Hawking somewhat.
Justice with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Hawking fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Justice manages to avoid it.
Hawking moves out of range as Justice strikes.
Stephen Hawking seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Hawking takes a swing at Justice's ribcage but misses.
Hawking tries to clinch up but Justice circles away and keeps his distance.
Hawking throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Hawking paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Hawking misses with a double jab.
Hawking defending well as Justice loads up on a big left hand.
Hawking pulls out of a head kick attempt.
A chopping leg kick lands by Justice.
Justice swings for the body but Hawking moves out of range.
Hawking scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Justice doesn't seem bothered though.
Justice jabs Hawking right on the nose. Hawking blinks but takes it well.#CUT#
It looks like Stephen Hawking has been cut.
Hawking tries to check the leg kick but that clearly hurt him.#TD#
Justice gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Hawking to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Justice is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Hawking stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Justice swivels though and keeps the full guard. #T1#
Justice has Hawking pulled in close to control his posture.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Justice is on top in guard.
Hawking looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Justice landing with the ground and pound.
Justice landing some decent shots from guard.
Hawking is trying to control the position but Justice postures up.
Justice throwing strikes from guard but Hawking blocks nicely.
Hawking bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Justice's guard. #T2#
Justice avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Both fighters really going for it on the ground here!
Justice lands a decent shot there.
Justice 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.
Justice keeping full guard, as Hawking tries to pass.
Hawking throwing strikes from guard but Justice blocks nicely.
Hawking postures up.
Justice seems keen to control Hawking's posture.
Justice is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#REF#
Neither fighter is doing enough for the referee's liking and he's decided to stand them back up.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Hawking takes a swing at Justice's ribcage but misses.
Justice tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hawking was well out of range. Poor timing from Justice.#CL#
Hawking instigates a clinch.
Hawking tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Hawking goes for a takedown in the clinch but Justice prevents it. #T3#
Justice misses with a hook to the ribs.
Justice digs a right hand into Hawking's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Hawking's gas tank.
Hawking prevents a body shot from Justice.
Justice misses with a punch to the body.
Hawking tries to throw a body punch but Justice avoids it by throwing Hawking back against the cage.
Justice gets underhooks to prevent Hawking's takedown attempt.
Duke Justice has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Stephen Hawking.
Justice throws a punch but it's blocked by Hawking.
Hawking presses Justice against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Justice lands with a light punch inside.
Justice scores with a shoulder strike.
Hawking cracks Justice with a nice body shot.
Justice lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Hawking.
Justice lands a hook that snaps the head of Hawking backwards.
Justice tries to throw a body punch but Hawking avoids it by throwing Justice back against the cage.
Justice misses with a punch on the inside.
Hawking working some nice short punches in the clinch.
A right hook to the body lands for Hawking. #T4#
Justice lands a shot to the body.
Hawking working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Justice is trying to break the clinch but Hawking has him pressed against the cage.
Hawking has Justice pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Justice manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Hawking blocks an uppercut.
A right hook to the body lands for Justice.
Hawking trying to control the position but instead, Justice has worked for underhooks and has pushed Hawking into the cage.
Hawking prevents a body shot from Justice. #BC#
Justice's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.#TD#
Hawking closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Hawking is thwarting Justice's attempts to control the position.
The crowd applaud the fighters efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hawking thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Justice's head.
Hawking controlling the action here.
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 Duke Justice will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Stephen Hawking's cut.
That's time! Justice's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R2#
Justice keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Justice throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Hawking lands a nice looking body shot.
Hawking stalks Justice and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Justice's face. Justice staggers backwards, shaken.
Hawking misses with a two punch combination.
Hawking fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Hawking slips a jab and a cross from Justice.
Justice feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Hawking's calf.
Hawking misses with a wild body shot.
Justice lands a nice hook to Hawking's body. Hawking takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Hawking lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Hawking moves out of range as Justice throws a body kick.
Justice thows a body shot but no joy.
Hawking scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Hawking lands a slapping body shot.
Hawking throws a nice looking combination but Justice bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Hawking slips a jab from Justice.
Hawking is looking to clinch.
Hawking lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Justice circles away quickly and effectively.#T1#
No joy there for Hawking, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Justice throws a low kick, looking for Hawking's leg but Hawking calmly moves out of range.
A shot to the body from Hawking misses
and Justice counters with a straight right hand.
Jab from Justice.#ROC#
Hawking is rocked!
Justice scoring well with a low kick there.
Hawking is still on wobbly legs! Can Justice finish him?
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hawking tries to get into range but Justice steps to the side and lands a beautiful hook that drops Hawking! He's faceplanted into the mat, ass in the air... he's out cold! That's an image he won't want to show his grandkids when he gets older! Justice scores the big KO victory!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:22 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Duke Justice!
Duke Justice retains his featherweight title!

 

Event: UVT Fight Night 5/12     
Date:   May 12, 2010
#R1##CL#
Hawking has taken the fight to the clinch.
Mahjoub tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Hawking just stands there and leans against the cage.
Mahjoub can't get the takedown.
Hawking lands a hook that snaps the head of Mahjoub backwards.
Mahjoub tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Hawking avoids it.
Hawking letting Mahjoub take a breather here.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Hawking.
Mahjoub has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Hawking is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Stephen Hawking has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ramzi Mahjoub.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Mahjoub's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Mahjoub tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Mahjoub fails to pull the fight into his guard.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Hawking.
Hawking blocks the elbow strike.
Hawking lands a left hand.
Hawking digs a right hand underneath Mahjoub's ribcage. Mahjoub let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Hawking digs a right hand into Mahjoub's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Mahjoub's gas tank.
Mahjoub stalling in the clinch but Hawking improves position.
Hawking gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Mahjoub.
Mahjoub looks gassed!
A short right from Hawking on the inside.
Hawking presses Mahjoub against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Hawking lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Hawking lands a body shot.
Mahjoub has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Hawking is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Hawking lands a left hand that snaps the head of Mahjoub backwards. #ROC#
Mahjoub is rocked!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hawking lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Mahjoub backwards.
Mahjoub is still on wobbly legs! Can Hawking finish him?
Hawking lands a left hand that snaps the head of Mahjoub backwards.
A nice right hand lands inside from Hawking.
Hawking lands a left hand.
Hawking lands a big right hand that drops Mahjoub! The killer instinct kicks in and Hawking finishes his opponent with a series of strikes from mount. A dominating finish by Hawking!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:02 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Stephen Hawking!

 

Event: UVT Showcase XI     
Date:   Apr 22, 2010
#R1#
Hawking with a nice cross.
Equinox looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Equinox is looking to clinch but Hawking is avoiding it.
Equinox tries to clinch up.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Hawking is defended easily by Equinox.
Equinox throws out a loose jab but Hawking uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hawking throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Equinox wants to clinch.
Hawking swings for the body but Equinox moves out of range.
Hawking thows a body shot but no joy.
Equinox fails with an attempt to clinch.
Hawking scores with a jab to the body.
Hawking misses with a wild body shot.
Stephen Hawking seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Equinox fails with an attempt to clinch.
Equinox on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Hawking shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Equinox pinned against the cage. Equinox gets the underhooks and manages to circle away. #TD#
Hawking scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
Hawking lands a nice forearm strike. #T1#
Hawking lands some shots froms side control.
Hawking is staying tight to Equinox's torso, preventing him from escaping.
Equinox is not content to let Hawking control the position.
Hawking works to advance to full mount. Equinox defends for a few seconds but eventually he succumbs.
Equinox is desperately trying to improve his position but Hawking has a good base and remains in mount.
Equinox squirming around on the bottom, looking to escape.
Hawking lands a nice shot to the head.
Equinox squirming around on the bottom, looking to escape.
Equinox really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Hawking postures up and cracks his opponent a couple of times before moving back into close ground control. Equinox looks a forlorn figure.
Equinox is desperately trying to improve his position but Hawking has a good base and remains in mount.#T2#
Equinox is in a horrible position here. Hawking smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
Hawking landing strikes from the mount.#ROC#
Equinox is rocked!
Hawking lands a big shot there that rocks Equinox but he's holding on and managing to survive for now.
Oh Equinox is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Equinox is bucking up trying to escape but Hawking cracks him with another couple of good strikes.
Hawking connects with a couple of good shots from mount.
Hawking raining down shots from the mount!
Hawking has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Equinox tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Hawking lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
Hawking with shots to the head and body - Equinox looks very uncomfortable down there.
Hawking content just to control the position here.
Hawking cracks Equinox with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena. #T3#
Equinox is trying to stand.
Equinox seems to have got his legs back now.
Hawking has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Equinox's face.
Hawking has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Equinox's face.
Equinox on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Equinox tries to get out of the position.
Equinox takes a big shot to the head but keeps on trying to improve his position.
Equinox is in all sorts of trouble here.
The referee warns Equinox that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Hawking lands a nice shot to the head.
Hawking working away from the top, dropping strikes.
Equinox sneaks a leg back under and regains half guard and is working straight away to try and get back to guard. He hasn't managed just yet though.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Hawking connects with a nice short shot to Equinox's temple.
Equinox pushes Hawking off looking to stand but Hawking dives back in and keeps control.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Equinox is looking to improve his position.
Hawking is keen to just control but Equinox is a slippery customer.#T4#
Hawking drops an elbow to the side of Equinox's head.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Hawking in particular looking to stall.
Hawking lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Equinox has hold of Hawking's hands but Hawking slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Equinox is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Hawking scores with a couple of nice shots.
Hawking moves nicely into side control.
Equinox tries to strike from the bottom but misses.
Hawking lands a decent elbow from side control.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Equinox is looking for a sweep.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Check out the look on Hawking's face as he threw that strike - that's one determined fighter!
Hawking grinds an elbow into Equinox's temple.
Equinox tries to improve position but can't.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Stephen Hawking dominated that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R2#
Equinox keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Jab from Hawking.
Equinox tries to clinch but Hawking is having none of it.
Equinox tries to clinch but Hawking moves out of range.
Hawking swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Equinox.
Equinox wants to clinch.
Equinox fails with an attempt to clinch. #TD#
Hawking drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
Hawking sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Equinox's guard.
Hawking stops Equinox from getting back to his feet.
Hawking drops an elbow to the side of Equinox's head.
Equinox is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Stephen Hawking has got the better of the ground game so far.
Equinox pushes Hawking off looking to stand but Hawking dives back in and keeps control. #T1#
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Hawking looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Hawking drops an elbow to the side of Equinox's head.
Hawking looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Hawking is nestled in close to Equinox, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Hawking looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Equinox with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Hawking frees up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
BOOM! Hawking connects with a massive shot to the dome!
Hawking has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Equinox is working to get back to half guard.
Equinox squirming around on the bottom, looking to escape.
Hawking takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Hawking working Equinox over with strikes here. #T2#
Hawking scoring with strikes but Equinox is staying in there.
Equinox in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.
Equinox keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Hawking cracks Equinox with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.
Hawking cracks Equinox with a big head shot that has him covering up instantly! He's rolled onto his side and the referee has seen enough - this one is aaaaaaaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:38 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Stephen Hawking!

 

Event: UVT Fight Night 4/6     
Date:   Apr 06, 2010
#R1#
Justice avoids the body shot from Hawking. #CL#
Hawking takes the fight into the clinch.
Hawking drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Justice gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Justice tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Hawking's elbow.
Hawking scores with a shoulder strike.
Justice tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Hawking's elbow. #BC#
Hawking escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Hawking misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Justice.
Justice takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Duke Justice seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Hawking jabs at Justice's body.
Hawking throws a right and a left that Justice avoids nicely.
Justice scores with a kick to the midsection.
Justice scores with a leg kick.
Hawking scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Justice dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Hawking looks gassed!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hawking throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hawking scores with a jab to the body.
Justice scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Hawking doesn't seem bothered though.
Justice cracks the inside of Hawking's front leg.
Hawking is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Justice rather than just go for the knockout.
Justice uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Hawking has time to react.#CUT#
It looks like Stephen Hawking has been cut.
Justice punishes Hawking's body with a nice straight punch.#T1#
A swing and a miss from Justice.
Hawking drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Justice misses with an attempted mid kick.
Nice body punch from Justice.
Hawking gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Justice.
Justice scores with a nice right hand.
A slow jab from Justice misses its intended target.
Justice lands a nice hook to Hawking's body. Hawking takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Justice lets loose with a powerful body kick. Hawking will feel that in the morning.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
BOOM! Justice lands a beautiful left hook that drops Hawking. Hawking tries to recover but Justice is having none of it, landing more punishing shots from mount. One final crushing shot and Hawking lies motionless on the canvas. The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:38 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Duke Justice!
Duke Justice retains his featherweight title!

 

Event: UVT Fight Night 3/16     
Date:   Mar 16, 2010
#R1#
Houdini shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Hawking as he jumps to the side.
Houdini ducks under a wild hook from Hawking.
Hawking leaves Houdini with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Houdini uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hawking.
Houdini throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Hawking's waist but Hawking gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Houdini off to one side.
Stephen Hawking has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Alex Houdini.
Hawking with a jab.
Hawking avoids the head kick by Houdini.
Hawking takes a swing at Houdini's ribcage but misses.
Hawking lands a big uppercut and Houdini crumbles to the floor! The ref thinks about stopping the fight but Houdini looks OK. Hawking waves Houdini back to his feet!#ROC#
Houdini is rocked!#CUT#
It looks like Alex Houdini has been cut.
Hawking fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Houdini looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Houdini is still on wobbly legs! Can Hawking finish him?
Houdini looks gassed!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Hawking connects with a picture perfect right hand that knocks Houdini out cold! This one is over in a flash!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:41 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Stephen Hawking!

 

Event: UVT FIGHT NITE 2/24     
Date:   Feb 24, 2010
#R1#
Hawking scores with a hook.
Hawking scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Taylor looks gassed!
Oh, that's a big right hand from Hawking and Taylor goes tumbling to the canvas! Hawking follows him to the ground and looks to finish from half guard. #ROC#
Taylor is rocked!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.#SU#
Hawking decides he's had enough of the ground and stands up.
Taylor is still on wobbly legs! Can Hawking finish him?
Hawking scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Taylor seems to have recovered his senses.
Hawking lands an uppercut, right on the button! Taylor tumbles backwards into the cage, staring vacantly into space! He's got no idea where he is, who he is or what day it is... Poor guy.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:20 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Stephen Hawking!

 

Event: LHW GP FINALS     
Date:   Jan 20, 2010
#R1#
Marcinho shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Hawking as he avoids it easily.
Marcinho looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Hawking is fending him off so far but Marcinho persists. Nope, Hawking circles away and we're back to standing.
Hawking stuffs the takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Mc Marcinho. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Marcinho walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.#TD#
Hawking shoots in and bounces Marcinho off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.
Marcinho tries to land a sweep but no joy.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Hawking is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Hawking pushes down on Marcinho's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Hawking looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Marcinho with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Marcinho is breathing heavily.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Hawking lands a nice short elbow.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hawking slows the pace down in half guard.
Marcinho is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though. #T1##SUB#
Marcinho looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Hawking wants to free his trapped foot but Marcinho is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Hawking is working hard to pass the guard. He's done it - he's now in full mount! Trouble for Marcinho!
Hawking controlling from mount.
Marcinho is working to get back to half guard.
Marcinho manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Hawking is controlling the pace.
Hawking passes the guard and advances to mount! #T2#
Marcinho is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Hawking lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
Hawking controlling from mount.
Marcinho taking shots to the head.
Hawking looking to control and managing it successfully.
Hawking landing strikes from the mount and Marcinho is in trouble! #T3#
Hawking looking to control and managing it successfully.
BOOM! Hawking connects with a massive shot to the dome!
Hawking takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Hawking lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.#SUB#
Hawking with some aggressive grappling here. He's looking for submissions here, rather than waiting for the opportunity to counter.
Hawking with the ground and pound from mount.
Hawking lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.
Hawking controlling the position easily from mount.
Hawking looking to finish Marcinho with some ground and pound. This is bad for Marcinho!#T4#
Marcinho is looking to improve his position but Hawking isn't that keen on the idea.
Hawking landing punches.
Hawking raining down shots from the mount!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hawking controlling the pace for now.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hawking connects with a couple of good shots from mount.
Hawking with good strikes from the mount here!
Hawking fakes a shot to the body and cracks his opponent in the head. Nice ground and pound there!
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Marcinho is in all sorts of trouble here.
Hawking looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Stephen Hawking dominated that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.
#R2#
Hawking throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Marcinho stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.#TD#
Marcinho gets caught flat footed, as Hawking shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
Hawking passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Marcinho regains half guard.
Hawking trying to control the pace. #SU#
Hawking decides to stand and escape the position.
Hawking dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Mc Marcinho is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
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!
Hawking swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Marcinho.
Hawking stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Hawking throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.#T1#
Marcinho misses with a takedown attempt
and Hawking counters with a left right combination that sends Marcinho crashing to the mat - Hawking wastes no time in diving on top of him and pounding Marcinho out for a TKO! Devastating finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:06 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Stephen Hawking!

 

Event: UVT 34: Danger in the Manger     
Date:   Dec 26, 2009
#R1##TD#
Sobrawl looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.#SUB#
Sobrawl is looking for a kimura here.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#SUB#
Sobrawl is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Hawking defends it well.
Hawking is trying to stand back up but Sobrawl is controlling him
Hawking trying to control from the bottom.
Sobrawl is looking to advance position but Hawking won't allow it.
Hawking wants to get back to his feet.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Hawking is staying active underneath Sobrawl, who seems content to just control the action from this position. #REF#
Neither fighter is doing enough for the referee's liking and he's decided to stand them back up.
Horrible takedown by Sobrawl or perhaps it was just good defense by Hawking which made him look bad.
Hawking connects with a jab.#T1#
A decent looking cross lands there for Hawking.
Hawking keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab. #CL#
Sobrawl tries to keep at a distance but Hawking has taken the fight into the clinch.
Sobrawl fails to pull guard.
Hawking throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Sobrawls head.
Sobrawl jumps guard but Hawking stands there with Sobrawl around his waist. Sobrawl gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Stephen Hawking has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Renata Sobrawl.
Hawking throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Nice body punch from Hawking - that landed with a thud.
Sobrawl blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Hawking tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Hawking has a couple of punches blocked by Sobrawl.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Sobrawl. #T2#
A head punch blocked on the inside by Sobrawl.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hawking. Sobrawl does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hawking stuffs the takedown.
Sobrawl has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Hawking finds it's way round the side to connect with Sobrawl's head.
Sobrawl shoots for a double leg takedown but Hawking sprawls well. He's pushed Sobrawl's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily. #TD#
Sobrawl shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in full mount! That's better than Sobrawl was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hawking is looking to get to half guard.
Hawking is trying to escape but when you're mounted that's not too easy.
Hawking is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Sobrawl looking to ground and pound but Hawking is blocking nicely. #T3#
Hawking is squirming around, avoiding Sobrawl's attempts to control the action.
Hawking can't escape the position.
Sobrawl wants to take Hawking's back here but Hawking is holding on to an arm, himself looking to escape.
Sobrawl wants to control the pace but Hawking is squirming around nicely. #SUB#
Sobrawl is looking to secure an arm. He's managed it! He's pivoting for an armbar - that looks tight! But Hawking has managed to get out of it and now he's in a dominant position. Nice work from Hawking!
Hawking postures up. #SU#
Hawking stands up and waves to Sobrawl to follow him.
Sobrawl avoids the body shot from Hawking. #T4#
Sobrawl takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Sobrawl.
Hawking lands a really nice looking cross but Sobrawl seems unphased.
Hawking misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Hawking checks a leg kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Sobrawl on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Sobrawl has a takedown stuffed.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Stephen Hawking dominated that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!
#R2#
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Sobrawl.
Hawking sizes up Sobrawl with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Hawking scores with a sloppy right hand. Sobrawl should have avoided that one.
Sobrawl on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Hawking swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Hawking misses with a double jab. #TD#
Sobrawl decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
Sobrawl wants to lay and pray for a moment but Hawking keeps working. #T1#
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Sobrawl missing with the ground and pound from half guard. #SUB#
Sobrawl is trying to work for a kimura. He's got his hands clasped together - this could be trouble! No, Hawking has managed to free his arm - good work.
Sobrawl is breathing heavily.
Hawking is looking to improve his position.
Sobrawl trying to pass the guard but Hawking defending well.
Hawking knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Sobrawl on the ground.#SUB#
Sobrawl is trying to work for a kimura but Hawking is defending well.
Hawking is looking for a sweep. Sobrawl is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.#REF#
Well, the referee has seen enough. Neither fighter is active enough on the ground so he's stood them back up.
Sobrawl shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Hawking as he jumps to the side. #T2#
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Hawking throws a shot to the body.
Hawking throws a head kick that misses.
Hawking fails with an attempt to clinch.
Hawking with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Hawking throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Sobrawl sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Hawking scores to the head and body with a nice combination!#T3#
Sobrawl misses with a takedown attempt - Hawking sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Stephen Hawking has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Renata Sobrawl.
Sobrawl fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hawking manages to avoid it.
Stephen Hawking is winning the standup battle so far.
Hawking stuffs the takedown.
Hawking scores with a body shot.
Hawking scores with a jab to the head. #TD#
Hawking gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Hawking is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Hawking pulls Sobrawl in to control the position.
Hawking will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.#T4#
Sobrawl trying to control the position from guard on top but Hawking is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Hawking seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Sobrawl postures up.
Hawking keeping full guard, as Sobrawl tries to pass.
Hawking is looking to stand up but Sobrawl isn't so interested in that idea.
Sobrawl throwing strikes from guard but Hawking blocks nicely. #REF#
Well, the referee has seen enough. Neither fighter is active enough on the ground so he's stood them back up.
Hawking keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Stephen Hawking dominated that second round.
That's time! Hawking's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.
#R3#
Sobrawl swats away the attempt to clinch by Hawking.
Sobrawl walks into a jab.
Sobrawl swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Hawking connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Sobrawl with a poor takedown
and Hawking counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Hawking works the jab nicely.
Sobrawl takes a swing at Hawking's ribcage but misses.
Sobrawl takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Sobrawl misses with a takedown attempt
and Hawking counters with a right hand to the body.
Hawking is looking to take this fight into the clinch.#T1#
A jab from Hawking finds it's way through Sobrawl's defenses.
Hawking scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Sobrawl doesn't seem bothered though.
Hawking lands a jab to the head.
Sobrawl throws a front kick aimed at Hawking's knee but Hawking avoids it well.
Sobrawl misses with a takedown
and Hawking counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Stephen Hawking has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Renata Sobrawl.
Sobrawl ducks right into an uppercut from Hawking.
Hawking lands with a right hand. #ROC#
Sobrawl is rocked!#T2#
Hawking getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Sobrawl is still on wobbly legs! Can Hawking finish him?
Today's fight clock is brought to you by... OOOH that's a huge shot by Hawking! Sobrawl is in big trouble here - the ref steps in to save him and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:19 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Stephen Hawking!

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Nov 11, 2009
#R1#
Hawking doesn't manage to clinch there - Gonzalez circles away.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Hawking showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Gonzalez.
Hawking cracks Gonzalez with a good jab.#CUT#
It looks like Daniel Gonzalez has been cut.#CL#
Gonzalez clinches up against the cage.
Hawking misses with a hook to the ribs.
Hawking throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land. #BC#
Gonzalez breaks the clinch. #TD#
Gonzalez feints and as Hawking raises his hands in defense, Gonzalez changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.
Hawking pulls Gonzalez in to control the position.
Hawking keeping full guard, as Gonzalez tries to pass. #SUB#
Gonzalez is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.
Gonzalez trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Gonzalez trying to control the position from guard on top but Hawking is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #T1#
Hawking is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Hawking wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Gonzalez trying to control but Hawking is working from the bottom. #REF#
The referee has ruled that neither fighter is active enough on the ground and has stood them back up.
Hawking lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Hawking avoids a punch combination nicely.
Hawking lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.#CL#
Hawking moves into range and clinches up with Gonzalez.
Gonzalez with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time. #TD#
Gonzalez pulls guard successfully.
Gonzalez trying to control the position. #T2#
Hawking stopping the sweep attempt from Gonzalez.
Gonzalez is breathing heavily.
Hawking slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up. #SUB#
Gonzalez is looking for a triangle but Hawking pushes his legs off easily.
Hawking has decided he wants to stand but the closed guard of Gonzalez is proving hard to escape from. #T3##SUB#
Gonzalez looking to try and escape his hips here, looking for a submission. It looks like he's going for a triangle but Hawking is defending well. Gonzalez quickly switches to an armbar and extends the arm! Hawking has no choice but to tap, to a very quick submission! Wow, that was lightning fast! Gonzalez celebrates on the cage, with the crowd.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:25 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Daniel Gonzalez!

 

 
 
 
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