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Event: Skrap Fights 24     
Date:   Feb 23, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Welter Weight (ranked 306 p4p, 40 weight class) and Matt Askren (ranked 1121 p4p, 139 weight class). Matt Askren told me before the fight that he's been watching a lot of DVDs so let's see if that helps him in this one! I can't wait to find out!

185 cm
22
177 lbs
12 - 2 - 0
175 cm
22
180 lbs
4 - 1 - 0
Decent wrestler
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter
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Groove Gear



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Welter Weight!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Matt Askren!
The judges for this bout are Eddie Farnsworth, Columbo Gatti and Dean Styles.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Askren misses with a hook
and Weight counters with a stiff right hand.
Askren throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Weight's waist but Weight gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Askren off to one side.
Askren slips a jab from Weight.
Askren uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Weight.
We've been told by Weight's head coaches at Men Only. No Liberals ! that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Jab from Weight.
Weight takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Askren fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Askren closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the ropes.

Askren is working on a single leg takedown against the ropes. Weight can't fight it off and eventually Askren manages to take the fight to the floor. Weight looks annoyed but at least he's managed to land in guard.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Askren scoring with punches to the head and body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Askren stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Weight swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Askren distracts Weight with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Askren throws an elbow that misses. Weight uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Askren's guard. Nice move by Weight!

Askren controlling the position.
Askren wants to sweep here but Weight controlling him for the moment.
Askren is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Weight is looking to stand up but Askren won't let him.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Askren bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Weight's guard.

Askren trying to control the position from guard on top but Weight is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Askren working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Askren accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Askren in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Askren content to stall in guard here.
Askren loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Askren postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Weight knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Askren on the ground.
Askren in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Askren trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Weight utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

Askren scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
Askren throws an elbow but Weight slips to the side and avoids it well.
Weight dodges the ground and pound from Askren.
Askren in side control, throwing shots but Weight defends.
Askren throwing strikes but missing, from side control.
Askren misses with the ground and pound.
Askren controls the position from side control.
Weight managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Askren.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Askren is staying tight to Weight's torso, preventing him from escaping.
Askren's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.
Askren lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Weight down.
Askren working the body and head with strikes.
Weight on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Weight tries to get out of the position.
Askren advances nicely into full mount.
Askren lands with some vicious ground and pound - can Weight hang on?
Weight wants to hold on but Askren pushes him away.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Askren dominating with strikes here.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
Askren landing strikes from the mount and Weight is in trouble!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Matt Askren 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.


Askren looks for a takedown but Weight sprawls well.
Donk. Askren catches Weight right on the button with a cross.
Weight throws a jab but it's blocked by Askren.
And Askren tries to counter it with a takedown but Weight pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Askren misses with a wild body shot.
Nice defenses there by Askren.
Askren is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Askren throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Weight misses with a wild body shot.
Weight takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Askren shoots in but Weight avoids the takedown attempt easily.
A looping hook to the body misses from Askren. Weight does a little dance to reset his feet.
Askren avoids the body shot from Weight.
Askren slips a straight right by Weight.
Weight misses with a body punch

and Askren counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Askren throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Well, if Askren 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.
Askren thows a huge punch but Weight dodges it nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Askren looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Askren lands strikes from half guard.
Askren thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Askren has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Askren seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Matt Askren has got the better of the ground game so far.
Weight is not content to let Askren control the position.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Askren working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.
Weight taking some punishment here, with Askren in his half guard.
Askren looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Askren throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Askren missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Askren looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Askren is looking to take a break and control but Weight is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
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. Askren connects with a nice short shot to Weight's temple.
Askren performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Askren scoring with strikes to the body and head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Askren wants to control but Weight is keeping him busy.
Askren thows a huge punch but Weight dodges it nicely.
Ground and pound from Askren.
Weight on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Weight has hold of Askren's hands but Askren slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Askren wants to take a breather but Weight is having none of it.
Askren lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Askren lands strikes from half guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Askren 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.

Matt Askren showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the ring so we can get back down to business.


Weight throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Askren is looking to clinch.
Weight throwing a counter right hand but Askren manages to avoid it.
Askren keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Weight.
Weight just misses with a punch to the body.
A shot to the body from Askren misses
and Weight counters with a nice uppercut.
Askren tries to clinch there but Weight circles away.

Askren darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Askren thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Weight's head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Weight trying to hold on to Askren's head to control him but Askren postures up.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Askren performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Askren thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Askren is trying to control. Weight wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Weight wants to control but Askren is keeping busy.
Askren is trying to control the action in half guard but Weight is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Askren slips a nice elbow through Weight's hands, connecting with Weight's forehead.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Askren content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Askren seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Weight does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Askren lands strikes from half guard.
Weight is refusing to be controlled, as Askren sits in half guard.
Askren is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Askren thows a huge punch but Weight dodges it nicely.
Askren throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Askren is trying to control. Weight wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Askren uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Weight.
Askren scores with a jab to the jaw.
Weight takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Askren connects with a jab.
Askren uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Weight.
Weight misses with a double jab

so Askren counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Askren in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Askren throws a big right hand that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Askren with a flurry of punches that miss.
Askren trying to control but Weight is working from the bottom.
Askren with a flurry of punches that miss.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Askren throws a big elbow that misses.
Askren trying to control the position from guard on top but Weight is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
Askren has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Weight utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Askren fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Weight looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Welter Weight is winning the standup battle so far.
Weight throws a looping overhand right but Askren ducks down to avoid it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Matt Askren really dominated that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the ring so we can get back down to business.


A big right from Weight misses.
Askren connects with a jab.
Weight takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Askren defending well as Weight loads up on a big left hand.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Askren.
Askren misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Weight.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Askren misses with a wild body shot.
A jab from Askren finds it's way through Weight's defenses.
Weight throws a jab but it's blocked by Askren.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Weight pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Askren wants to clinch up but Weight keeps it at a distance.
Askren fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Askren.
Welter Weight has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Matt Askren.
Askren uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Weight.
Weight takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Askren lands a really nice looking cross but Weight seems unphased.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Askren tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Weight was well out of range. Poor timing from Askren.
Weight throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped

and Askren counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
Weight avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Askren.
Askren 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.
Askren is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Ground and pound from Askren.
Askren lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Askren lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Weight avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Askren.
Askren working Weight over with strikes.
Askren sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Weight defending well though.
Askren throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Askren is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
Askren working the ground and pound effectively.
Askren postures up and cracks his opponent a couple of times before moving back into close ground control. Weight looks a forlorn figure.
Askren lands with some vicious ground and pound - can Weight hang on?

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Askren looking to control and managing it successfully.
Askren with a couple of short strikes.

Weight is rocked!
Askren with the ground and pound from mount.
Oh Weight is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Askren trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Askren lands a big shot there that rocks Weight but he's holding on and managing to survive for now.
Askren looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Askren with good strikes from the mount here!
Askren wants to control the pace but Weight is squirming around nicely.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Matt Askren dominated that fourth round.
That's time! Back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Askren on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Weight staying out of range there.
Weight throwing a counter right hand but Askren manages to avoid it.
Weight seems to have got his legs back now.
Weight waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Askren.
Askren scores with a hook to the body. Weight takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Weight looks to score with a jab to the body but Askren is just out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A looping hook to the body misses from Weight. Askren does a little dance to reset his feet.
Askren shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Weight pinned against the ropes. Weight gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Weight was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Weight defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Askren.
Weight waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Askren.
Nice straight punches there by Askren. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Askren.
Weight throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Weight misses with a straight right.
Askren avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Askren ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Weight moves away.
Weight missing with a left hand there. Askren was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Matt Askren is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Welter Weight is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Weight swings for the body but Askren moves out of range.
Askren throws a hook but Weight avoids it easily.
Askren moves in looking to clinch but Weight pushes him off.
Askren steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Weight.
Askren misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Weight.

Askren closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Weight did well to prevent Askren getting side control.
Askren trying to control the pace.
Weight trying to control but Askren postures up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Askren trying to control the pace.
Welter Weight has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Askren scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Askren looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Weight is trying to stand back up but Askren is controlling him

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Weight misses with a looping right.

Askren rushes Weight and pushes him back against the ropes in a clinch.
Weight lands a body shot in the clinch.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Weight goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Weight wants to break free but Askren has control.
Weight misses with a punch on the inside.
Weight misses with a short punch on the inside.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Welter Weight.
I think Askren 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 Eddie Farnsworth scores the fight for Matt Askren!
Judge Columbo Gatti scores the fight for Matt Askren!
Judge Dean Styles scores the fight for Matt Askren!

Matt Askren wins by unanimous decision!

Matt Askren is the new welterweight champion!
After the fight, Matt Askren was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.
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Event: IFA : 22/02     
Date:   Feb 22, 2019

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Giampaolo Turturro (ranked 437 p4p, 65 weight class) and Phil Coleman (ranked 1126 p4p, 178 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

185 cm
26
203 lbs
7 - 1 - 0
188 cm
26
223 lbs
5 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Brawler
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Basic striking
Good gas tank

-

Woodhouse's



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the light heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Giampaolo Turturro!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Phil Coleman!
The judges for this bout are Dirk Anderson, David Hoff and Winston Alpacca.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Coleman jabs Turturro right on the nose. Turturro blinks but takes it well.

Coleman gets tackled into the cage by Turturro. Turturro maintains the clinch.
Coleman throws a head punch that misses.
Turturro keeps control of Coleman as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Turturro tries to pull guard but Coleman won't allow it.
Turturro jumps guard but Coleman stands there with Turturro around his waist. Turturro gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Coleman lands a shot to the body.
Turturro blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Coleman manages to break the clinch.
Turturro seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Coleman dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Coleman lands with a good body shot.

Turturro clinches up with Coleman and pushes him back against the cage.
Coleman tries a body shot but Turturro blocks it.
Coleman lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Turturro jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Coleman walks away with a smile on his face. Turturro gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Giampaolo Turturro. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Turturro moves in looking to clinch but Coleman pushes him off.
Turturro tries to clinch there but Coleman circles away.
Turturro tries to clinch but Coleman is having none of it.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Turturro tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Coleman paws at him with a jab and circles away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Coleman scores with a jab to the body.
Coleman scores with a hook.

Turturro clinches with his opponent.
Turturro tries to pull guard but Coleman won't allow it.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Coleman.
Coleman misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Turturro blocks a punch to the side of the head.

Coleman manages to break the clinch.
Turturro takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Coleman lands an overhand right.

Turturro pushes Coleman up against the cage in a clinch.
Coleman pushes Turturro back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Coleman pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Coleman wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Turturro is looking to clinch.
Turturro tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Coleman manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fight stays on the outside here - Turturro looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

Turturro forces Coleman back against the cage and clinches.

Coleman manages to break the clinch.
Turturro tries to clinch but Coleman is having none of it.
Jab by Coleman.
Coleman connects with a looping right hand.
Coleman comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Coleman with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Coleman's coach down at ELITE Island Gym - 19 Elite Coaches was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Coleman's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Turturro tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Coleman manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Turturro tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Coleman with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Turturro tries to close the distance and clinch but Coleman swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.

Coleman tries to keep at a distance but Turturro has taken the fight into the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Turturro tries to pull guard but Coleman forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Turturro tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Coleman smiles and moves away.
Coleman is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Turturro rather than just go for the knockout.
Coleman fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Turturro on the side of the head.
Coleman circles away from the clinch attempt.
Coleman changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Coleman connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Turturro momentarily.

Turturro has Coleman up against the cage in a clinch.
Turturro takes a shot to the head.
Turturro tries to pull guard but Coleman forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Turturro tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Coleman just stands there and leans against the cage.
Turturro jumps guard but Coleman stands there with Turturro around his waist. Turturro gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Turturro wants to clinch.
Coleman feints the counter takedown.
Turturro has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Turturro there as he acknowledges the shot.
Turturro takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Giampaolo Turturro seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
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!
Coleman lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Turturro at a distance.
Turturro takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Turturro gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Turturro wants to clinch up but Coleman keeps it at a distance.
Coleman changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Coleman scores with a punch to the head.
Coleman lands a jab to Turturro's midsection.
Coleman connects with a crisp jab.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman dominated that round.
That's time! Turturro's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Turturro takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Turturro doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Turturro wants to clinch up but Coleman keeps it at a distance.
Turturro moves in looking to clinch but Coleman pushes him off.
Turturro tries to clinch but Coleman is having none of it.
And Coleman tries to counter it with a takedown but Turturro pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Turturro moves to clinch but Coleman breaks away

and Coleman counters with a nice double leg into side control. Turturro won't be happy with that.
Turturro sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Turturro slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Coleman postures up.

Turturro throws his legs up looking to secure a triangle. Oh, that looks pretty tight, I gotta say! Coleman escapes and throws Turturro's legs to the side, diving into side control!
Turturro sneaks back into half guard.
Coleman perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Turturro is trying to maintain the position but Coleman is very close to passing his half guard.
Turturro is in a bad position, trying to hold on for dear life but he is really struggling to maintain any sort of control.
Turturro tries to roll over but Coleman keeps him under control.
Coleman looks to score some points with some ground and pound.

Turturro actively working from the bottom here.
Coleman controlling the action here.
Coleman prevents Turturro from improving his position.
Coleman working Turturro over with strikes.
Coleman has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Turturro looking to force a kimura from the bottom here. He's concentrating on that move too much though and Coleman pushes past his half guard into mount!
Turturro really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Coleman dominating with strikes here.
Coleman with good strikes from the mount here!
Turturro is trying to escape the mount.
Coleman takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Coleman landing shots from mount.
Coleman avoids the attempt from Turturro to control.
Coleman prevents Turturro from getting the reversal.
Coleman tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Turturro tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Coleman has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Turturro is working hard here to advance position.
Turturro regains half guard.
Turturro is doing well to control the position and prevent Coleman from advancing to side control.
Phil Coleman has got the better of the ground game so far.
Coleman scores with a couple of good hammerfists.

Turturro looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Turturro wants to control but Coleman is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Nice strikes from Coleman there.
Coleman trying to control the pace.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Coleman working the head and body with strikes.
Turturro gets full guard.
Turturro is trying to control the position from the bottom.

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

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

Phil Coleman showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Coleman dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Coleman throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.

Turturro gets a clinch.

Coleman breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Turturro tries to clinch

and Coleman counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Turturro is trying to keep Coleman in close.
Coleman not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Coleman preventing the sweep.

Turturro is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman tries to free his leg and advance position but Turturro is retaining full guard.

Turturro throws his legs up looking for a submission but Coleman uses it to pass to side control.
Turturro looking for a sweep but Coleman has passed into full mount! Oh no!
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Coleman lands a couple of nice shots there from mount.
Turturro is trying desperately to improve position.
Coleman takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Turturro is bucking up trying to escape but Coleman cracks him with another couple of good strikes.
Coleman controlling from the full mount.
Turturro is desperately trying to improve his position but Coleman has a good base and remains in mount.
Coleman content just to control the position here.
Coleman punishing his opponent with strikes.
Turturro is squirming around, avoiding Coleman's attempts to control the action.
Coleman with the ground and pound from mount.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Coleman lands a big elbow.
Turturro is looking to get to half guard.
Turturro manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Coleman is taking a breather. Turturro 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.
Coleman lands strikes from half guard.
Turturro is looking for a sweep. Coleman is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

Turturro looking for submissions off his back.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Turturro tries to roll over but Coleman keeps him under control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Coleman with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.

Turturro looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Ground and pound from Coleman.
Turturro has his hands clasped together around Coleman's back. He's all about the action.
Coleman winds up and cracks Turturro with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Turturro wants to control the action here but instead Coleman manages to pass to full mount!
Coleman prevents Turturro from getting the reversal.
Coleman cracks Turturro with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.

Turturro is rocked!
Turturro is looking to get to half guard.
Coleman unloading with bombs!
Oh Turturro is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Coleman lands a nice shot to the head.
Turturro wants to control but Coleman is having none of it.
Coleman controlling from mount.
Coleman lands a big elbow.
Turturro tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Coleman controlling from the full mount.
Turturro seems to have got his legs back now.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Coleman landing shots from mount.
Coleman working the ground and pound effectively.
Coleman tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Turturro is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Coleman lands a jab to Turturro's midsection.
Turturro tries to close the distance and clinch but Coleman swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Coleman thuds a left hand into Turturro's body.
Coleman paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Turturro tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Coleman scores with a shot to the body.
Coleman scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Coleman cracks Turturro with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Coleman circles away from the clinch attempt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Coleman lands a body shot.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
Coleman avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Coleman feints the counter takedown.
Turturro tries to clinch

and Coleman counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Coleman.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Coleman working some strikes from top position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Coleman stays in close to Turturro's body and controls the position.
Coleman slips nicely into half guard.
Coleman content to control rather than advance.
Coleman is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Coleman working over Turturro with some ground and pound. Turturro looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Ground and pound from Coleman.

Turturro actively working from the bottom here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Turturro is looking to control Coleman's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Turturro avoid being mounted?
Coleman is controlling the pace.
Turturro is looking to improve his position.

Turturro is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Coleman pulls his head out easily.
Coleman is taking a breather. Turturro says something to him but it's hard to make out. Perhaps he's telling him to get on with it and actually do something.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Coleman is keen to just control but Turturro is a slippery customer.

Turturro is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Coleman pulls his head out easily.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Coleman lands a nice short elbow.
Coleman trying to control the pace.
Turturro is trying to control but can't.
Coleman stalling.
Coleman working over Turturro with some ground and pound. Turturro looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Turturro wants to get back to full guard but Coleman has mounted him!
Coleman controlling the position easily from mount.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Turturro is looking to improve his position but Coleman isn't that keen on the idea.
Turturro wants to control but Coleman is having none of it.
Coleman lands a heavy elbow.
BOOM! Coleman connects with a massive shot to the dome!
Coleman punishing his opponent with strikes.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Coleman trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Turturro tries to get back to half guard but can't.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman dominated that fourth round.
That's time! Turturro's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Coleman thuds a left hand into Turturro's body.
Turturro tries to clinch but Coleman is having none of it.
A punch lands to the side of Turturro 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Coleman misses with a body shot.
Coleman scores with a jab to the head.
Turturro tries to clinch up

and Coleman counters with a single leg into guard. Turturro didn't expect that.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Turturro is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Turturro working a defensive guard but Coleman manages to pass into side control anyway.
Coleman scores with punches from side control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Turturro tries to improve position but can't.
Coleman slows the pace down.
Turturro is looking for a sweep.
Turturro is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Coleman's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Turturro wants to improve his position but Coleman is controlling well.
Coleman controlling the action here.
Turturro trying to control but Coleman postures up.
Giampaolo Turturro has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Coleman trying to control the pace.
Turturro wants to improve his position but Coleman is controlling well.
Turturro trying to hold on to Coleman's head to control him but Coleman postures up.
Turturro is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Coleman's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Coleman's back!

Coleman is staying cool under pressure, defending well against the rear naked choke attempt from his opponent.
Coleman is keeping busy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Turturro working for the choke.
Turturro gets his hands free as Coleman looks to control.
Coleman tries to escape the position.

Turturro looking for the choke from the back.

Turturro is working hard for the rear naked choke here.
Coleman is defending well here and trying to improve his position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Turturro is working really hard to secure the rear naked choke. Coleman defends successfully for a significant amount of time. Both fighters are looking very determined.
Coleman trying to control the action but Turturro just sinks the hooks in.

Turturro is looking for a choke. Coleman gets to his feet with his opponent on his back and slams him to the mat. Coleman manages to squirm out of the attempted choke and turns into his opponent's guard.
Turturro is trying to keep Coleman in close.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Coleman is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.

Turturro working for submissions but it's allowed Coleman to get to half guard.

And that's the end of the fight!
Phil Coleman comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Coleman 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Dirk Anderson scores the fight 44:50
Judge David Hoff scores the fight 44:50
Judge Winston Alpacca scores the fight 44:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Phil Coleman!

Phil Coleman is the new light heavyweight champion!
A less than humble Phil Coleman misjudged his post fight interview somewhat and came across a little too arrogant whilst trying to hype up his own abilities.
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Event: ADWGC 2     
Date:   Feb 20, 2019

Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Rollo Gracie (ranked 712 p4p, 84 weight class) and Tribbiani Joey (ranked 3716 p4p, 293 weight class). Gracie comes to the cage accompanied by Jiu Jitsu: Apaga Mas Năo Bate. This should be fireworks!




171 cm
40 yrs
156 lbs



173 cm
32 yrs
153 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 11 wins and 3 losses; Rollo Gracie! And in the blue corner, fighting out of New York, with a TWGC record of 11 wins and 9 losses; Tribbiani Joey!
The judges for this bout are Steve Smith, Gregory Folan and Robert Douchet.


The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.

Joey clinches up with Gracie and pushes him back against the cage.
Joey stops a takedown attempt from Gracie.
Joey goes for a takedown attempt but Gracie pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.

Joey rushes Gracie and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Joey is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Gracie is defending well.
Joey wants a takedown but no success here.
Rollo Gracie has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Tribbiani Joey.
Gracie gets underhooks to prevent Joey's takedown attempt.
Joey has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Gracie is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.

Gracie has hold of one of Joey's legs. Joey is fighting the takedown attempt but Gracie gets the trip and lands the takedown into guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Gracie (2) vs (0) Joey
Joey has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Joey wants to hit a switch here but Gracie passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Joey there!
Score +3 for passing guard: Gracie (5) vs (0) Joey
Joey is controlling an arm, preventing Gracie from taking his back. Although keeping him in mount is no better to be honest.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Joey tries to lock up and control but Gracie gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Gracie controlling from the full mount.
Gracie has improved his flexibility recently so we will have to see if he can use that to his advantage.
Joey is squirming around, avoiding Gracie's attempts to control the action.
Gracie controlling the pace for now.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Gracie with some aggressive grappling here. He's looking for submissions here, rather than waiting for the opportunity to counter.
Gracie looking to control but Joey is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Joey is desperately trying to improve his position but Gracie has a good base and remains in mount.
Joey is trying to reverse the position but instead Gracie has taken his back - oops!
Score +3 for taking back: Gracie (8) vs (0) Joey
Joey looks to control his opponent's hands but he's not mananging it at the moment.
Gracie doesn't have the hooks in and Joey manages to turn into his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Gracie (8) vs (2) Joey
Joey is stalling in the full guard.
Joey wants to pass the guard but Gracie is keeping the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gracie can't keep his opponent in guard - Joey advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Joey keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Gracie is looking to control Joey's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Gracie avoid being mounted?
My spies in EMPIRE BJJ Academy inform me that Joey has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!

Joey is actively looking for submissions here but good counter grappling here from Gracie as he works his way to full guard.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Gracie is pulling down on Joey's head to control his posture.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gracie looking to control but Joey passes into half guard.
Joey keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
It looks like Joey might be adopting somewhat of a lay and pray gameplan here, which I'm sure won't go down too well with the paying fans in attendance... Or the ring announcers come to think of it.
Gracie is trying to get back to full guard.
Joey controlling the action here.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Joey is looking to advance position but Gracie won't allow it.
Gracie is staying active underneath Joey, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Gracie trying to hold on to Joey's head to control him but Joey postures up.
Joey is controlling the pace.
Gracie tries to roll over but Joey keeps him under control.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Joey with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Joey wants to take a breather but Gracie is having none of it.
Joey keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Joey moves nicely into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Gracie (8) vs (5) Joey
Gracie manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Gracie (10) vs (5) Joey
Joey moves into full guard.
Gracie wants to pass the guard but Joey is keeping the position.
Gracie is working hard here to advance position.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Joey trying to keep a closed guard but Gracie is proving a slippery customer.
Gracie controls from within his opponent's guard.
Gracie trying to control but Joey is working from the bottom.
Joey trying to control the position here.
Gracie 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.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Joey is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Joey looking for a sweep. Not yet Joey, not yet.
Joey working a defensive guard but Gracie passes into half guard.
Joey trying to control from the bottom.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Joey gets back to full guard.
Gracie sitting in guard here, content to control.
Joey wants to sweep here but Gracie controlling him for the moment.
Gracie slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Joey wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.

Joey has an omoplata and is looking to use it perhaps as a submission or perhaps to transition. Gracie 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 Joey.
Score +3 for passing guard: Gracie (13) vs (5) Joey
Gracie gets to mount! Joey was on the offensive and wasn't defending properly.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Gracie (15) vs (5) Joey

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Gracie controlling his opponent.
Joey gets back to half guard.
Gracie takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Joey tries to roll over but Gracie keeps him under control.
Gracie is figuring out what he wants to do next.
Joey trying to control here but he's found himself mounted! Oh no!
Score +3 for passing guard: Gracie (18) vs (5) Joey
Joey is looking to improve his position but Gracie isn't that keen on the idea.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Gracie controlling his opponent.
Joey is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Joey tries to improve his position but instead Gracie has taken his back!
Score +3 for taking back: Gracie (21) vs (5) Joey
Joey tries to escape the position.
Will Gracie go for the finish here or will he try and keep control of the position?
Gracie is not going to allow Joey to sit and survive in this position.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Gracie is hanging on to Joey's back as he tries to escape.
Gracie just keeping the dominant position. He can't wait too long though, otherwise the referee will stand them back up.
Joey tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
Joey wants to control but Gracie is having none of it.
Gracie controlling his opponent.
Gracie prevents Joey from getting the reversal.
Joey wants to control but Gracie is having none of it.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Gracie tries to control but Joey wriggling away.
Joey wants to improve position but instead he's given up his back.
Score +3 for taking back: Gracie (24) vs (5) Joey
Gracie has the hooks in. Joey is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.
Gracie controls the action.
Gracie seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Joey for as long as he can get away with.
Joey trying to control the position but Gracie manages to sink in the hooks.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
You can see the frustration on Joey's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.
Joey breaks Gracie's hooks off and manages to turn into his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Gracie (24) vs (7) Joey
Joey postures up.
Gracie keeping full guard, as Joey tries to pass.
Joey is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Joey won't allow Gracie to sweep him here.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Joey being controlled here momentarily.
Gracie keeping moving, preventing Joey from controlling successfully.

And that's the end of the fight!
Gracie takes the fight on points by 24 to 7.
Rollo Gracie bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.

 

Event: ACB - Amateur League 106     
Date:   Feb 18, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Renato Laranja (ranked 3404 p4p, 46 weight class) and Donald Collins (ranked 6488 p4p, 89 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

185 cm
25
215 lbs
5 - 1 - 0
176 cm
25
205 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Counter fighter
Experienced
Good takedowns
Decent boxing
Intelligent

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Zenith Nutrition (160q/$200)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Renato Laranja!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Donald Collins!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, James Glass and William Gold.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Laranja tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Collins was well out of range. Poor timing from Laranja.
Laranja takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Collins cracks Laranja with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.

Collins drives through with a takedown into guard.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:36 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Renato Laranja!
Renato Laranja was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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RATING
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Event: Syn 618 Slice vs Correira     
Date:   Feb 16, 2019

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Archie Griffiths (ranked 58 p4p, 6 weight class) and Esteban San Pedro (ranked 21 p4p, 3 weight class). San Pedro has chosen Gunman as his entrance music. Esteban San Pedro acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.

175 cm
33
147 lbs
20 - 6 - 1
168 cm
28
147 lbs
16 - 3 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Groove Gear
Arcticus University: London

HGH Nutrients Q160 Tycoons Best Quality supps
Voodoo Nutrition



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Archie Griffiths!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Esteban San Pedro!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, Steven Brown and James Ackerman.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Griffiths tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Griffiths lands a nice hook to San Pedro's body. San Pedro takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from San Pedro.
As San Pedro backs away, Griffiths returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Griffiths connects with a high kick.
Griffiths connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed San Pedro momentarily.
San Pedro misses with a hook. Griffiths ducked under it nicely.
San Pedro throws a hook but Griffiths blocks it.
San Pedro moves out of range as Griffiths throws a body kick.
Griffiths misses the shot to the body.
A nice leg kick lands there from San Pedro.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Griffiths blocks a jab.
Griffiths appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Griffiths throws a leg kick that misses.
Griffiths looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Griffiths. San Pedro does a little dance to reset his feet.
San Pedro scores with a leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
San Pedro avoids the head kick by Griffiths.
A solid leg kick lands there for Griffiths.
Griffiths fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
A lazy left from Griffiths finds it's target.
San Pedro misses with a kick to the body.
Griffiths looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
San Pedro lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
San Pedro's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Griffiths connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! San Pedro scrambles back to his feet.
Griffiths lands a slapping body shot.
San Pedro with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Griffiths to score with a decent uppercut.
Griffiths misses with a leg kick.
Griffiths tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
San Pedro keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Griffiths.
San Pedro feints and then cracks Griffiths's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Griffiths down.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A jab from Griffiths finds it's way through San Pedro's defenses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths lands with an uppercut that bounces San Pedro off the cage and back into range.
Griffiths works the jab nicely.
San Pedro defending well as Griffiths loads up on a big left hand.
San Pedro has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
San Pedro throws out a loose jab but Griffiths uses good head movement to avoid it.
San Pedro on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Griffiths misses with a low kick.
San Pedro feints a counter leg kick.
Griffiths has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from San Pedro finds it's way round the side to connect with Griffiths's head.
Griffiths lands a nice looking body kick.
Griffiths smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Griffiths thows a leg kick but San Pedro checks it
and San Pedro cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Nice jab there from Griffiths.
Griffiths throws a looping overhand right but San Pedro ducks down to avoid it.
San Pedro tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Griffiths was well out of range. Poor timing from San Pedro.
Good standup being displayed there by Griffiths as he connects with a hook.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths lands with a hook. San Pedro tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Griffiths is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Griffiths tries a head kick but it misses.
San Pedro tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Griffiths was well out of range. Poor timing from San Pedro.
Griffiths lands a two punch combo.
Griffiths thows a left - swing and a miss!
Griffiths throws a hook but San Pedro avoids it easily.
San Pedro throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Griffiths on the side of the head.
San Pedro thumps Griffiths with a low kick.
Griffiths takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Griffiths walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. San Pedro checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
San Pedro misses the jab.
Griffiths goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Griffiths backing away here, and San Pedro unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
San Pedro keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
San Pedro lands with a kick to the ribs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Griffiths throws a nice inside leg kick.
Griffiths misses with a looping left.
It looks like Griffiths has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Crunch! San Pedro slams his shin into Griffiths's torso.
San Pedro throws a front kick aimed at Griffiths's knee but Griffiths avoids it well.
Griffiths misses with a body punch
and San Pedro counters with a two punch combo.
Archie Griffiths seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
San Pedro misses with a kick to the body.
Griffiths checks a low kick from San Pedro.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Griffiths, right into the meat.
San Pedro uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Griffiths.
San Pedro throws a body kick that misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Griffiths throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and San Pedro counters with a nice uppercut.
Griffiths swinging wildly here.
That kick from Griffiths tenderised San Pedro's leg. San Pedro is trying to keep his angry face on.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Griffiths throws a body shot but no joy.
Griffiths bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but San Pedro might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Griffiths has got the better of the exchanges.
San Pedro swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Griffiths.
Griffiths throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
San Pedro wants to land a leg kick but Griffiths is out of range.
Griffiths is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that San Pedro can do to turn this around?
A lazy body kick from Griffiths
and San Pedro counters with an inside leg kick.
Griffiths throws the kick towards the body but San Pedro avoids it.
San Pedro missing with a left hand there. Griffiths was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Griffiths tries to bum rush San Pedro with a series of wild strikes but San Pedro uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Griffiths moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Griffiths scores with a sloppy right hand. San Pedro should have avoided that one.
Griffiths feints and then cracks San Pedro's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow San Pedro down.
Griffiths with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Griffiths throws a solid leg kick but San Pedro takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Griffiths.
Griffiths throws an uppercut from half a mile away. San Pedro sees it coming and avoids it easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
San Pedro misses the shot to the body.
Griffiths sizes up San Pedro with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Griffiths misses with a wild body shot.
Griffiths throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and San Pedro counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
San Pedro loads up on a big right hand but Griffiths slips the punch.
Griffiths moves out of range of the strikes.
Griffiths scores with a shot to the body.
San Pedro with a nice cross.
A slapping leg kick lands for San Pedro.
San Pedro throws out a loose jab but Griffiths uses good head movement to avoid it.
San Pedro tries to work over Griffiths's front leg with a kick but Griffiths checks it.
Jab, jab by Griffiths - just one landing.
Griffiths connects with the punch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
San Pedro will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
As San Pedro backs away, Griffiths returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
San Pedro takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Griffiths is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Griffiths takes a body punch but keeps moving.
San Pedro takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Griffiths fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
San Pedro takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Griffiths throws a lazy uppercut
and San Pedro cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Griffiths misses the body punch
and San Pedro counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Griffiths throws an ugly left hook that misses
and San Pedro counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
San Pedro lands a nice looking kick to the body. Griffiths takes a step back to recover.
Griffiths misses with an uppercut.
Griffiths keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Griffiths scores with a decent looking hook.

San Pedro fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Griffiths, pushing him back against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths lands with a left to the head.
San Pedro's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
San Pedro misses with a punch to the body.
A short right from San Pedro.
Griffiths blocks a punch to the side of the head.
San Pedro lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Griffiths is trying to force a seperation but San Pedro has the dominant position.
Griffiths fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Griffiths misses with the head strike.
Griffiths lands a left hand that snaps the head of San Pedro backwards.
Griffiths is trying to stall.
A short uppercut from San Pedro.
Griffiths misses with a short punch on the inside.
San Pedro tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Griffiths's elbow.
San Pedro misses with a short punch on the inside.
Griffiths blocks a body shot from San Pedro.
Griffiths has a couple of punches blocked by San Pedro.
San Pedro throws a head punch that misses.
San Pedro tries a body shot but Griffiths blocks it.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths tries a body shot but San Pedro blocks it.
San Pedro working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Griffiths working aggressively here.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
San Pedro lands a hook to the side of the head.
Griffiths lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
San Pedro lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Griffiths or not.
San Pedro lands a nice shot to the body.
Griffiths throws a punch but it's blocked by San Pedro.
San Pedro struggles to land a body shot inside as Griffiths controls his hands.
San Pedro makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
San Pedro lands with a short head shot on the inside.
San Pedro tries to throw a body punch but Griffiths avoids it by throwing San Pedro back against the cage.
San Pedro lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Griffiths.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
San Pedro is looking to control Griffiths's arms but Griffiths gets an underhook and turns him. Now San Pedro has his back to the cage.
San Pedro lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
San Pedro struggles to land a body shot inside as Griffiths controls his hands.
San Pedro lands a body punch.
San Pedro working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
San Pedro misses with the head strike.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Esteban San Pedro showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


San Pedro looks to land a left hand but Griffiths moved out of range nicely.
Archie Griffiths is winning the standup battle so far.
San Pedro gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Griffiths counters with a lovely straight right hand!
San Pedro takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Griffiths throws a leg kick but San Pedro moved away.
San Pedro looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
San Pedro throws a low kick, looking for Griffiths's leg but Griffiths calmly moves out of range.
Griffiths rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and San Pedro counters with a lovely straight right hand!
San Pedro throws a half hearted mid kick.
San Pedro connects with the punch.
San Pedro lands a nice looking body kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
San Pedro chopping away at his opponent's legs.
San Pedro throws a leg kick that misses.
San Pedro with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
San Pedro defending well as Griffiths loads up on a big left hand.
Griffiths sizes up San Pedro with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A shot to the body from Griffiths misses
letting San Pedro counter with a right hand.
Griffiths feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to San Pedro's calf.
Nice defenses there by San Pedro.
Griffiths throws a head kick that misses.
Griffiths thumps San Pedro with a low kick.
A jab from San Pedro misses.
Griffiths buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Griffiths lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
San Pedro stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Griffiths.
San Pedro swings for the body but Griffiths moves out of range.
Griffiths tries a head kick but it misses.
Griffiths is looking to slow San Pedro down with leg kicks.
San Pedro throws a jab when Griffiths was well out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
San Pedro lands with a nice body punch.
San Pedro misses with a looping left.
San Pedro thows a body kick. Griffiths tries to catch it but that hurt him.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Griffiths looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Griffiths will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Griffiths throws a poor cross that misses
and San Pedro cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
San Pedro misses with a hook. Griffiths ducked under it nicely.
Griffiths takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
San Pedro avoids a punch combination nicely.
Griffiths throws a leg kick but San Pedro moved away.
Griffiths scores with a hook.
San Pedro blocks a jab.
San Pedro fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
San Pedro drops his hands momentarily and Griffiths takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Griffiths misses with a low kick as San Pedro jumps back.
San Pedro swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Griffiths does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
San Pedro drops his hands momentarily and Griffiths takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Griffiths jabs at San Pedro's body.
Griffiths misses with a leg kick.
Griffiths tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Nice uppercut lands for Griffiths. That snapped San Pedro's head back.
San Pedro turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Griffiths moves out of range of the body kick from San Pedro.
Griffiths bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
San Pedro misses the shot to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Griffiths is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by San Pedro.
Griffiths misses with a looping left.
San Pedro misses with a straight right.
Griffiths will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
San Pedro checks a leg kick nicely.
Griffiths lands with a kick to the temple. San Pedro shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
San Pedro ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as San Pedro checks a leg kick.
San Pedro dips to his left and cracks Griffiths with an uppercut!
A leg kick checked by San Pedro.
Griffiths misses with a double jab.
San Pedro is trying to counter with his kicks.
Griffiths takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Archie Griffiths did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
That's time! Griffiths's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Griffiths throws a leg kick
and San Pedro counters with a lovely straight right hand!
San Pedro just misses with a punch to the body.
Griffiths tries a low kick but San Pedro avoids it.
San Pedro takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
San Pedro checks a leg kick.
San Pedro connects with a right hand. Griffiths shakes it off.
Griffiths scoring well with a low kick there.
A head kick from Griffiths lands but San Pedro takes it in his stride.
A low kick from San Pedro is predictable there
and Griffiths counters with a nice low kick that buckles San Pedro's knee momentarily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
San Pedro takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
San Pedro throws a front kick aimed at Griffiths's knee but Griffiths avoids it well.
Griffiths throws a lazy head kick
and San Pedro cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
San Pedro has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
San Pedro misses with a wild body shot.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as San Pedro checks a leg kick.
San Pedro counters with a body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Griffiths slips a straight right by San Pedro.
Griffiths thuds his right hand into San Pedro's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
An inside leg kick from San Pedro misses.
Griffiths seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
San Pedro moves out of range of the strikes.
And San Pedro responds with a good body kick, but Griffiths manages to step out the way in time.
San Pedro avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A looping hook to the body misses from San Pedro. Griffiths does a little dance to reset his feet.
Griffiths throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Griffiths tried to score with a low kick but San Pedro checks it.
San Pedro is trying to counter with his kicks.
Griffiths takes a swing at San Pedro's ribcage but misses.
San Pedro appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
San Pedro throws a wild body kick that Griffiths sees coming a mile off.
San Pedro takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Griffiths will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from San Pedro! But no joy.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths thumps San Pedro with a low kick.
Griffiths misses the body punch
and San Pedro counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Griffiths lands a body shot.
San Pedro misses with a body shot.
Griffiths thuds a left hand into San Pedro's body.
San Pedro misses with an uppercut.
Griffiths throws an overhand right that lands on San Pedro's shoulder, as San Pedro tries to avoid the shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
San Pedro is looking to land body kicks.
San Pedro fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Griffiths checks it well.
Griffiths tries to work over San Pedro's front leg with a kick but San Pedro checks it.
Griffiths misses with a leg kick.
San Pedro swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
San Pedro misses with an uppercut.
Griffiths punishes San Pedro's body with a nice straight punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
San Pedro thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Griffiths if he has to take too many more of those.
San Pedro throws a hook but Griffiths blocks it.
Griffiths throwing a counter right hand but San Pedro manages to avoid it.
Griffiths misses with a hook. San Pedro ducked under it nicely.
Griffiths cracks San Pedro with an open hand slap.

San Pedro clinches up against the cage.
Griffiths misses with a body punch.
Esteban San Pedro seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
A head punch on the inside from Griffiths fails to land.
Griffiths blocking some punches.

Griffiths breaks from the clinch.
Griffiths lunges at San Pedro with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by San Pedro's hand.
Griffiths swings away with a body shot that misses
and San Pedro counters with a good low kick that Griffiths was not able to check.
Griffiths fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and San Pedro has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Nice jab there from Griffiths.
A shot to the body from Griffiths misses
and San Pedro counters with a stiff right hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths defending well as San Pedro loads up on a big left hand.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
The fighters circle momentarily. Griffiths darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Griffiths lands a leg kick that knocks San Pedro off balance momentarily.
San Pedro displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Griffiths throws out the jab.
Griffiths throws a lazy uppercut
and Griffiths takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Griffiths avoids the body shot from San Pedro.
Griffiths chopping away at his opponent's legs.
San Pedro ducks under a wild hook from Griffiths.
San Pedro replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Griffiths blocks it well.
Griffiths avoids a kick to the body.
Griffiths gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Griffiths scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Archie Griffiths had his way with Esteban San Pedro in that round.
That's time! Griffiths's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


San Pedro misses with an attempted mid kick.
Griffiths thuds his right hand into San Pedro's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Griffiths uses good head movement to avoid the hook from San Pedro.
Griffiths turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
San Pedro on the wrong end of a nice hook.
San Pedro misses with a looping left.
San Pedro moves out of range as Griffiths throws a body kick.
San Pedro uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Griffiths.
Griffiths misses with a low kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Griffiths throws a leg kick
and Griffiths takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
San Pedro looks to throw the jab but Griffiths is out of range.
Griffiths throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and San Pedro counters with a leg kick.
Griffiths misses with a series of wild punches.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Griffiths stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Griffiths misses with a body shot.
San Pedro throws an off balance right hand
and Griffiths counters with a thumping low kick.
Griffiths throws a leg kick but San Pedro sees it coming and checks it nicely.
San Pedro throws a leg kick but Griffiths moved away.
It looked like Griffiths wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Griffiths moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Griffiths pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
San Pedro thinks about the counter body kick.
Griffiths lands with a kick to the temple. San Pedro shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Griffiths scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
San Pedro tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Griffiths was well out of range. Poor timing from San Pedro.
San Pedro is looking to land body kicks.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths throws a low kick but it's checked well by San Pedro.
San Pedro steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Griffiths. That one must have hurt.
Nice shot lands for Griffiths.
Griffiths throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
San Pedro swings and misses with a hook to the body.
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!
Griffiths scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Griffiths works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Griffiths tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but San Pedro was well out of range. Poor timing from Griffiths.
Griffiths lands with an uppercut that bounces San Pedro off the cage and back into range.
Griffiths buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Griffiths gets off balance looking for a body kick
and San Pedro counters with a straight right hand.
Griffiths lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Archie Griffiths is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths throws a front kick aimed at San Pedro's knee but San Pedro avoids it well.
San Pedro digs a good hook to Griffiths's body.
San Pedro fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Griffiths.
San Pedro swings for the body but Griffiths moves out of range.
Griffiths ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Esteban San Pedro has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Griffiths fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Griffiths throws a leg kick but San Pedro sees it coming and moves out of range.
Griffiths throws a right and a left that both miss.
San Pedro misses with an attempted mid kick.
Griffiths lands a head shot.
Griffiths moves out of range of the strikes.
Griffiths throws out a powerful jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths cracks San Pedro with a good jab.
Griffiths throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Griffiths throws a nice outside leg kick.
San Pedro misses with a looping left.
Griffiths lands a nice leg kick that just misses San Pedro's sensitive parts.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Griffiths misses with a body shot.
San Pedro chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Griffiths can pounce on him.
Decent striking displayed by Griffiths there.
San Pedro blocks a jab.
A jab lands there for Griffiths.
San Pedro fails with an attempt to clinch.
San Pedro has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Griffiths.
A lazy body kick from Griffiths
and San Pedro counters with a good low kick that Griffiths was not able to check.

And that's the end of the fight!
Archie Griffiths showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Griffiths 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 Phil Schofield scores the fight 49:46
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 48:47
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 49:46

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Archie Griffiths!

Archie Griffiths retains his featherweight title!
Our winner, Archie Griffiths, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
74%

 

Event: BFF 58: FW GP SEMI-FINALS     
Date:   Feb 16, 2019

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Malaki Fiso (ranked 1110 p4p, 125 weight class) and Hitoshi Yoshida (ranked 1118 p4p, 127 weight class). Fiso comes to the ring accompanied by The Lord's Prayer (In Samoan). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the ring.

172 cm
22
143 lbs
6 - 2 - 0
170 cm
22
155 lbs
4 - 0 - 1
BJJ Brown Belt
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 2 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Malaki Fiso!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Hitoshi Yoshida!
The judges for this bout are Ren Mimura, Yukihiro Yamamoto and Shigeki Fujiwara.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Yoshida lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Fiso misses with a body punch

and Yoshida counters with a nice double leg into side control. Fiso won't be happy with that.
Fiso is trying to get back to half guard.

Yoshida working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Fiso is looking to regain half guard here but Yoshida keeps moving and retains side control.
Yoshida advances to mount.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Yoshida trying to control but Fiso is having none of it.
Yoshida tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yoshida fails to move to back control.
Fiso is looking to get to half guard.
Yoshida takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Fiso is trying desperately to improve position.
Yoshida trying to control but Fiso is having none of it.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
Yoshida wants to take Fiso's back here but Fiso is holding on to an arm, himself looking to escape.
Fiso has given up his back - I don’t know if this is a deliberate ploy to try and escape or if he is just struggling down there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
I really don't envy Fiso right now.

Fiso is trying to roll into a better position but Yoshida has get a rear naked choke and Fiso is forced to tap out! This one is allllll over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:35 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Hitoshi Yoshida!
Hitoshi Yoshida decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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pop
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mgr
A | B
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RATING
35%

 

Event: IFA : 14/02     
Date:   Feb 14, 2019

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Phil Coleman (ranked 1540 p4p, 229 weight class) and Splinter Yoshi (ranked 1986 p4p, 281 weight class). Well, I have no idea who's going to take this one!

188 cm
26
223 lbs
4 - 1 - 0
190 cm
26
220 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
Basic striking
Cardio machine
BJJ Blue Belt
Solid Muay Thai
Granite chin

Woodhouse's

Woodhouse's



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Phil Coleman!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Splinter Yoshi!
The judges for this bout are Peter Branson, David Hoff and Dirk Anderson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Yoshi thows a body kick. Coleman tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Coleman jabs at Yoshi's body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Coleman. Yoshi does a little dance to reset his feet.
Coleman throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Yoshi looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Yoshi motions for Coleman to come forward. Yoshi throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Yoshi connects with a leg kick. Coleman looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Yoshi is looking to score with low kicks.

Coleman closes the distance and clinches.
Yoshi tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Coleman's elbow.
The referee is keeping an eye on Coleman - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Coleman taking a breather.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Yoshi landing knees to the head.

It looks like Phil Coleman has been cut.

Coleman tightens his grip and picks Yoshi up, before dumping him to the ground. Yoshi manages to land in guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Coleman throwing strikes but missing.
Coleman trying to control the position from guard on top but Yoshi is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Coleman is working Yoshi over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.

Yoshi working for submissions but it's allowed Coleman to get to half guard.
Coleman not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Coleman winds up and cracks Yoshi with a swinging punch to the side of the head.

Yoshi actively working from the bottom here.
Coleman looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Yoshi with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Yoshi taking some punishment here, with Coleman in his half guard.
Yoshi is trying to control but can't.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Yoshi desperately trying to maintain half guard.
Yoshi trying to hold on to Coleman's head to control him but Coleman postures up.
Coleman stalling away here and it's allowed Yoshi to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.

Yoshi had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Coleman defends it easily.
Coleman controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Yoshi not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Coleman is in close to Yoshi's body, working some short punches and elbows.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Coleman tries to free his leg and advance position but Yoshi is retaining full guard.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Yoshi utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Yoshi seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Yoshi really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Coleman. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Coleman working some strikes from top position.
Coleman works over Yoshi with some ground and pound from guard.
Yoshi trying to keep a closed guard but Coleman is proving a slippery customer.
Coleman wants to control from the top but Yoshi keeps moving.
Coleman with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Yoshi wants to sweep but no luck.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Coleman's corner. There ya go! There ya go!

Yoshi looks to be working for a triangle here. Oh, it looks like he might have it! Coleman has picked Yoshi up and slammed him! Yoshi can't keep hold of the triangle and Coleman manages to pass to side control!
Coleman working away.
Coleman lands a few punches from side control.
Coleman wants to lay and pray for a moment but Yoshi keeps working.
Coleman working the ground and pound from side control.
Coleman lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
Yoshi takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.
Yoshi is trying to work for a sweep but Coleman has mounted him!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Coleman controlling his opponent.
Coleman with good strikes from the mount here!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Phil Coleman'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.


Coleman works Yoshi's body with a nice hook.
Coleman misses with a takedown attempt - Yoshi sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Coleman takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Coleman misses with a looping left.
Coleman is looking light on his feet compared to last time was saw him fight.
Yoshi throws out a leg kick but Coleman moves out of range and Yoshi only half commits.
Yoshi misses with a low kick.
Yoshi throws a body kick that misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Coleman has taken the fight to the clinch.
Yoshi doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Coleman blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Coleman slows down the pace here.
Coleman is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Yoshi can do to turn this around?
Knees to the body from Yoshi.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Coleman lands a left hand.
Yoshi throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Coleman blocks it with crossed arms.

Yoshi escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Coleman has a takedown stuffed.
Yoshi chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Coleman misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Yoshi.
Good work by Coleman as he checks the leg kick.
A chopping leg kick lands by Yoshi.
Coleman closes the distance but Yoshi moves to the side
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.

Coleman drives through and clinches with Yoshi against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Coleman creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Yoshi scores with a knee to the head.
Yoshi tries to land knees in the clinch but Coleman avoids the damage to the body.
Yoshi tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Coleman avoids it.
Coleman goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Yoshi tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Coleman avoids it.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Coleman.
Phil Coleman has scored more points in the clinch so far.

Coleman works for the underhooks and manages to get a trip takedown into guard.
Coleman scoring with some ground and pound.
Coleman trying to control but Yoshi is working from the bottom.
Coleman postures up and lands a big shot to Yoshi's brow.
Yoshi avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Coleman distracts Yoshi with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Coleman trying to control the position from guard on top but Yoshi is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Coleman chips away with some ground and pound.
Phil Coleman overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Coleman controlling from the top position.
Yoshi keeping moving, preventing Coleman from controlling successfully.
Coleman landing some decent shots from guard.
Coleman throws a strike but Yoshi rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Coleman tries to land a sweep but no joy.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Coleman working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Yoshi.
Coleman seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Yoshi preventing the sweep.
Coleman bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Yoshi's guard.

Coleman connects with a couple of short punches.

Yoshi working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Coleman doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Coleman manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Yoshi working a defensive guard but Coleman passes into half guard.
Coleman lands with a punch from half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Coleman looks to score with a jab to the body but Yoshi is just out of range.
Coleman checks the leg kick nicely there.
Coleman appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Coleman tries to clinch up but Yoshi circles away and keeps his distance.
Yoshi attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Coleman throws a lazy right hand but Yoshi sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Coleman throws a hook but Yoshi blocks it.
A big left from Coleman misses.
Coleman tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.

Coleman shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Yoshi napping and manages to drive through into side control!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman lands an elbow.
Coleman lands a decent elbow from side control.
Coleman working away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yoshi trying his best to control but Coleman has mounted him.
Coleman trying to control but Yoshi is having none of it.
Coleman scoring with strikes but Yoshi is staying in there.
Coleman is landing with some decent strikes but Yoshi is trying to advance his position so the referee is letting the fight continue.
Coleman scoring with some good ground and pound from mount here. Will he manage to finish Yoshi?
Coleman unloading with bombs!
Coleman sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Coleman punishing his opponent with strikes.
Splinter Yoshi has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Coleman tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Yoshi is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Coleman lands a nice shot to the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Coleman with a couple of short strikes.
Yoshi is bucking up trying to escape but Coleman cracks him with another couple of good strikes.
Coleman landing strikes from the mount and Yoshi is in trouble!
Coleman landing strikes from the mount and Yoshi is in trouble!
Coleman is in the full mount, landing strikes.
Yoshi is in a horrible position here. Coleman smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Coleman working the ground and pound effectively.
Coleman lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
Coleman landing strikes from the mount and Yoshi is in trouble!
Coleman is landing with some decent strikes but Yoshi is trying to advance his position so the referee is letting the fight continue.

Yoshi is rocked!
Coleman postures up and throws a couple of big shots that have Yoshi in real trouble here! The ref calls for Yoshi 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 3:50 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Phil Coleman!
Phil Coleman decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.
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RATING
61%

 

Event: EMP Steve vs Storm     
Date:   Feb 10, 2019

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Super Heavyweight (ranked 71 p4p, 10 weight class) and John Braddock (ranked 393 p4p, 54 weight class). Well, the cameraman is lingering on a pretty young lady for a bit too long there. Keep your eyes on the prize buddy or you'll miss the fighter intros!

185 cm
32
280 lbs
30 - 5 - 0
185 cm
31
285 lbs
17 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Groove Gear
Sin City Allstars



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Super Heavyweight!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, John Braddock!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Richard Clark and Phil Schofield.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Heavyweight takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Heavyweight misses with a straight left.
Heavyweight seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Braddock lands a jab to the head.
Heavyweight thuds his right hand into Braddock's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Heavyweight bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Heavyweight swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Heavyweight connects with a body shot.
Braddock avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
It seemed like Braddock was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Braddock misses the shot to the body.
Braddock looks to throw the jab but Heavyweight is out of range.
Braddock uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Heavyweight.
Braddock is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Heavyweight with a body shot.
A swing and a miss from Heavyweight.
Braddock misses with a body shot.
Heavyweight is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Braddock.
Jab from Heavyweight.
Braddock waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Heavyweight.
Braddock throws a body punch but Heavyweight moves out of range.
Braddock looks to throw the jab but Heavyweight is out of range.
Braddock doesn't manage to clinch there - Heavyweight circles away.
Heavyweight was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Heavyweight throws a looping overhand right but Braddock ducks down to avoid it.
Heavyweight connects with a good right hand that stumbles Braddock. Braddock circles away out of range and recomposes himself.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Braddock circles away from the clinch attempt.
Heavyweight throws a body shot but no joy.
Heavyweight fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Braddock, as that shot connected.
Heavyweight drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Braddock works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Heavyweight keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Braddock.
Braddock looks to throw the jab but Heavyweight is out of range.
Heavyweight swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Heavyweight bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Heavyweight tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Braddock manages to circle out of the way.
Heavyweight takes a swing at Braddock's ribcage but misses.
A little jabbing left from Braddock on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Braddock looks to land a left hand but Heavyweight moved out of range nicely.
Braddock throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Heavyweight throws a series of punches but Braddock avoids them all with ease.
Braddock tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Heavyweight was well out of range. Poor timing from Braddock.
Braddock throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Heavyweight sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A punch lands to the side of Braddock 's head but he takes it in his stride.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Heavyweight displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Braddock throws out the jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Braddock misses with a straight left.
Heavyweight misses with a body punch
and Braddock connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Braddock uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Heavyweight.
Heavyweight scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Heavyweight moves forwards but Braddock connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Braddock misses with a lunging right hand
and Heavyweight counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Braddock throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Heavyweight on the side of the head.
Heavyweight tries to close the distance and clinch but Braddock swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Braddock looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Heavyweight scores with a shot to the body.
Heavyweight fails with an attempt to clinch.
Braddock stuns Heavyweight with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Braddock waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Heavyweight.
Braddock tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Heavyweight was well out of range. Poor timing from Braddock.
Braddock ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Heavyweight moves away.

Heavyweight clinches up against the cage.
A nice right hand lands inside from Heavyweight.
A short right from Heavyweight on the inside.
Heavyweight misses with a shot to the kidneys.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Braddock's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Braddock swings wildly with an uppercut but Heavyweight uses good head movement to avoid it.
Braddock misses with a punch on the inside.
Braddock can't find room to land a body shot as Heavyweight controls the action.
Heavyweight scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Braddock lands an uppercut.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Heavyweight.
Heavyweight is working Braddock over against the cage.
Braddock looks winded!
Nice body punch from Heavyweight.
Heavyweight lands with a short punch from the clinch.

It looks like John Braddock has been cut.
Braddock blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Heavyweight misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Heavyweight tries a body shot but Braddock blocks it.
Heavyweight lands a body shot in the clinch.
Heavyweight throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Braddocks head.
Heavyweight pushes Braddock against the cage. Heavyweight is working some dirty boxing. Heavyweight pushes off with a quick right hook! Braddock goes down! Braddock tries to stand but stumbles back to his kness! Heavyweight moves in to finish and the ref steps in to prevent any more damage!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Super Heavyweight!
Super Heavyweight seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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FIGHT
RATING
61%

 

Event: BFF 57: Inuzuka vs. Boone     
Date:   Feb 09, 2019

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Mark Lesnar (ranked 754 p4p, 106 weight class) and Mr Sandman (ranked 1229 p4p, 161 weight class). Sandman has chosen Enter Sandman as his entrance music. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

185 cm
29
285 lbs
16 - 4 - 0
190 cm
29
265 lbs
9 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin

Urban Fighter
Sin City Allstars

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 2 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Mark Lesnar!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Mr Sandman!
The judges for this bout are Yasuomi Hirokawa, Hirohito Nitta and Kenichi Hosakawa.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sandman misses with a looping right.
Sandman swings wildly with a couple of big hooks

so Lesnar counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Lesnar's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Sandman throws a couple of shots from the bottom but they don't land.

Sandman has an omoplata and is looking to use it perhaps as a submission or perhaps to transition. Lesnar 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 Sandman.
Sandman takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.
Sandman is working to avoid the ground and pound but Lesnar connects with a decent elbow.
Sandman is looking to reverse the position.
Sandman has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Sandman gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Sandman is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Lesnar scores with a couple of nice shots.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Lesnar 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 fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Sandman wants to get back to his feet.
Lesnar is looking to take a break and control but Sandman is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lesnar seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Lesnar wants to take a breather but Sandman is having none of it.
Lesnar is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Lesnar drops an elbow to the side of Sandman's head.
Lesnar scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Lesnar lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Sandman regains full guard. Nicely done.
Lesnar stopping the sweep attempt from Sandman.
Sandman manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Lesnar manages to get himself to full guard.

A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Sandman accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Sandman throwing strikes but missing.
Sandman trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Sandman wants to control from the top but Lesnar keeps moving.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sandman in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Lesnar is controlling Sandman's posture.
Lesnar is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Sandman is looking to improve his position.
Sandman moves into full guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Lesnar controls from within his opponent's guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sandman trying to strike off his back.
Sandman trying to keep a closed guard but Lesnar is proving a slippery customer.
Lesnar won't allow Sandman to sweep him here.
Sandman controls Lesnar momentarily but Lesnar frees himself.
Lesnar pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Sandman is keeping the position for now.
Lesnar lands a couple of digs.
Sandman trying to keep a closed guard but Lesnar is proving a slippery customer.
Lesnar postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Lesnar trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Lesnar postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Lesnar controlling from the top position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Lesnar is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Sandman not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Sandman looking to hit a scissor sweep but Lesnar is one step ahead there.
Lesnar slips nicely into half guard, despite the strikes coming from Sandman.
Lesnar works his foot free and advances to mount.
Sandman is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Lesnar wants to control the pace but Sandman is squirming around nicely.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Sandman is trying desperately to improve position.
Lesnar raining down hammerfists from mount.
Sandman throwing punches from his back but nothing is landing.
Lesnar avoids the attempt from Sandman to control.
Lesnar landing strikes from the mount.
Lesnar fakes a shot to the body and cracks his opponent in the head. Nice ground and pound there!
The crowd growing excited in anticipation of a finish here! Right on cue, Lesnar cracks his opponent with a massive right hand that draws loud cheers!
Lesnar working away from the top, dropping strikes.
Lesnar putting on the heat here with some good ground and pound!

That's six minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Sandman in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.
Lesnar lands a big elbow.
Lesnar working away from the top, dropping strikes.
BOOM! Lesnar connects with a massive shot to the dome!
Sandman is trying desperately to improve position.
Lesnar lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
Lesnar with good strikes from the mount here!

Sandman is rocked!
Lesnar with a couple of short strikes.
Sandman is still in real trouble! Can Lesnar finish him?
Lesnar pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.
Sandman wants to hold on but Lesnar pushes him away.
Lesnar postures up and throws a massive shot that knocks Sandman out cold! Two more strikes to his unconscious opponent for good luck and this one is all over! Lesnar goes absolutely crazy with his corner! Wow, you can see how much that win means to him!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 7:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Mark Lesnar!
Mark Lesnar decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
The defeated Mr Sandman had this to say: 'I want my previous manager Mac Little back!'.
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RATING
45%

 

Event: ACB - Amateur League 105     
Date:   Feb 04, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Renato Laranja (ranked 3695 p4p, 48 weight class) and Flying Almighty Askren (ranked 6255 p4p, 81 weight class). Renato Laranja has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

185 cm
25
215 lbs
4 - 1 - 0
178 cm
25
205 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Counter fighter
Self confident
Good wrestler
Brawler
Very confident

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Renato Laranja!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Flying Almighty Askren!
The judges for this bout are James Atkins, Andrew Berry and James Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Askren clinches with his opponent.

Laranja pulls guard effortlessly.
Laranja controls Askren momentarily but Askren frees himself.
Askren slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Askren missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Askren engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.

Laranja is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Askren throws a big elbow that misses.

Laranja looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Askren must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Laranja looking for a sweep. Not yet Laranja, not yet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Askren lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Askren chips away with some ground and pound.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Askren with a flurry of punches that miss.
Laranja is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Askren scoring with punches to the head and body.
Askren pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Laranja is keeping the position for now.
Askren throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Laranja works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Askren lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Askren scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Askren throws an elbow that misses. Laranja uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Askren's guard. Nice move by Laranja!

We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Askren can do anything to dispel that myth.
Askren trying to strike from the bottom but really, it's not the best position to be doing that from!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laranja is fighting to break Askren's control of his arms but Askren is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Laranja tries to free his leg and advance position but Askren is retaining full guard.
Laranja slips nicely into half guard, despite the strikes coming from Askren.
Askren wants to control but Laranja is keeping busy.
Laranja has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Laranja trying to control but Askren is having none of it.
Laranja takes his opponent's back. Perhaps a chance to lock up a rear naked choke here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Askren is defending well here and trying to improve his position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Laranja looking for the RNC.
Askren wants to control his opponent's hands but Laranja gets his hands free.
Laranja is hanging on to Askren's back as he tries to escape.

Laranja is remaining active here, looking for the choke. The more discerning members of the crowd will appreciate his efforts.
Laranja has the hooks in. Askren is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.
Askren turns into Laranja and is now in his guard.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Askren advances to half guard.
Askren is trying to control the action in half guard but Laranja is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Askren sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Laranja defending well though.

Laranja is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Askren pulls his head out easily.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Askren slips a nice elbow through Laranja's hands, connecting with Laranja's forehead.
Laranja trying to hold on to Askren's head to control him but Askren postures up.

Askren seems to be working for a kimura but Laranja defends the submission attempt.
Laranja wants to improve his position but Askren is controlling well.
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 Renato Laranja will probably get the nod.
That's time! Laranja's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.



Askren clinches up with Laranja and pushes him back against the cage.
Askren jumps guard but Laranja stands there with Askren around his waist. Askren gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Laranja slows down the pace here.

Askren jumps guard and drags Laranja to the mat. He's obviously going to be looking for submissions off his back.
Askren is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Laranja sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Askren's guard.
Askren misses with some strikes from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laranja works his way into side control.
Askren regains half guard.
Askren gets full guard.
Laranja stands and throws Askren's legs to the side, diving into side control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Askren tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Laranja wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Askren is still trying to improve position.
Askren tries to slip a leg under to move to half guard but Laranja presses down on the leg and jumps into full mount!

Laranja quickly switches position and commits to an armbar! It's a big risk for Laranja but it's paid off an Askren is forced to tap! Nice work by Laranja.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:39 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Renato Laranja!
Renato Laranja bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
38%

 

Event: Syn: LoL Semi Finals Special     
Date:   Feb 01, 2019

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Ramon Gracie (ranked 94 p4p, 11 weight class) and Marat Magomedov (ranked 470 p4p, 57 weight class). Gracie comes to the cage accompanied by Jiu Jitsu: Vai Finaliza!. Magomedov has chosen Evangelion OST - The Beast II as his entrance music. Marat Magomedov has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Ramon Gracie's chin.

180 cm
34
169 lbs
32 - 9 - 1
178 cm
29
160 lbs
16 - 5 - 1
Great wrestler
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Good gas tank

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Arcticus University: London
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Ramon Gracie!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Marat Magomedov!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, James Ackerman and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Gracie moves into range and clinches up with Magomedov.
Gracie will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Magomedov up against the cage.
Gracie tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Magomedov's elbow.
Gracie takes a shot to the head.
Magomedov lands a shoulder strike.
Magomedov's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A head punch blocked on the inside by Gracie.
Magomedov's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Magomedov misses with the head strike.

Gracie decides to pull guard.
Magomedov is working Gracie over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Gracie seems keen to control Magomedov's posture.

Gracie is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Magomedov is aware though and is defending well.
Gracie lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Gracie wants to control from the top but Magomedov keeps moving.
Magomedov looking to hit a scissor sweep but Gracie is one step ahead there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Magomedov not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Gracie trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Gracie throwing strikes from guard but Magomedov blocks nicely.
Gracie wants to pass the guard but Magomedov is keeping the position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Gracie controls from within his opponent's guard.

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

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

A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Magomedov accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Magomedov looking to sit in guard and control but Gracie gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Gracie pushes down on Magomedov's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Gracie is controlling the pace.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gracie passes to side control.
Gracie trying to control the action but Magomedov is working from the bottom.
Magomedov trying his best to control but Gracie has mounted him.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Magomedov is working to get back to half guard.
Gracie tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Magomedov is squirming around, avoiding Gracie's attempts to control the action.

Gracie jumps to the side looking to secure the arm triangle…. Ooooh, that looks tight… Magomedov is gargling but he's managed to escape! Nice work there by Magomedov and Gracie has given up the dominant position trying to land that submission.
Gracie trying to control the position but Magomedov is working away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ramon Gracie dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


An inside leg kick from Gracie misses.
Magomedov with a hook.
Gracie throws a body kick that misses.
Magomedov throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Gracie stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Gracie thows a leg kick but Magomedov checks it
and Magomedov counters with a nice uppercut.
Magomedov throws a low kick but Gracie avoids it.
Gracie feinted with a counter takedown.
A nice leg kick lands there from Magomedov.
Magomedov tries to land a front kick but Gracie steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Magomedov misses with a hook. Gracie ducked under it nicely.
A solid body kick from Gracie.
Magomedov fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Gracie is out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Magomedov is looking to clinch.
Gracie does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.

Gracie shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Magomedov is trying to defend but Gracie finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Gracie is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Magomedov can do to turn this around?
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Gracie has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gracie wants to control but Magomedov has made it back to half guard. Nice work.

Gracie is actively looking for submissions here but good counter grappling here from Magomedov as he works his way to full guard.
Magomedov looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Gracie scoring with punches to the head and body.
Gracie cracks Magomedov with a solid left hand.
Gracie advances to half guard.

Magomedov looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Magomedov is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
We've been hearing that Gracie has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Gracie working to pass to mount. He's got his hand pressing down on Magomedov's thigh. Magomedov counters though and makes it back to full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gracie slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Gracie trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Gracie slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Gracie trying to control the action but Magomedov is working from the bottom.
Magomedov tries to bench press Gracie off him but Gracie keeps the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Magomedov manages to work his way to half guard, despite Gracie's best efforts.
Magomedov felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.
Gracie has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Gracie looking to control and managing it successfully.
Gracie has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Magomedov's face.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
The referee warns Magomedov that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ramon Gracie dominated that second round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Magomedov shoots in for a double leg but Gracie sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Gracie tries to counter by clinching up but Magomedov breaks away and moves out of range.
Gracie uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Magomedov.
Magomedov throws the left hand but Gracie avoids the punch easily.

Gracie closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Magomedov scores with a hook to the body.
A hook to the body from Gracie.

Gracie pulls guard.
Magomedov trying to control the position from guard on top but Gracie is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Magomedov wants to pass the guard but Gracie is keeping the position.
Gracie is trying to control the position but Magomedov postures up.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Magomedov stands up over Gracie, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Magomedov looking to pass the guard.

Magomedov stands up over his opponent, looking to dive in with a big punch. Here he comes, superman style! Oh, the punch misses and Gracie has got him in a triangle choke for good measure! Oh no! Magomedov manages to get his head free but now Gracie has transitioned to an armbar! Magomedov grimaces and is forced to tap! Beautiful Jiu Jitsu from Gracie! I'd be surprised if that didn't end up as submission of the night!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:59 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Ramon Gracie!
Ramon Gracie bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
38%

 

Event: GRAPPLEMANIA PPV     
Date:   Feb 01, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Dado Mata (ranked 746 p4p, 90 weight class) and Rollo Gracie (ranked 682 p4p, 85 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Mata might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to 和楽器バンド / 千本桜. Gracie has chosen Jiu Jitsu: Apaga Mas Năo Bate as his entrance music. Both fighters really staring each other down here, as Rollo Gracie enters the cage!




172 cm
38 yrs
145 lbs



171 cm
39 yrs
156 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the welterweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of New York, with a TWGC record of 10 wins and 12 losses; Dado Mata! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 11 wins and 2 losses; Rollo Gracie!
The judges for this bout are Jonathan Paton, Alyssa Summers and John Roberts.


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

Gracie gets a clinch.
Gracie gets underhooks to prevent Mata's takedown attempt.
Mata wants to take the fight to the mat but Gracie manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Mata is defending well against a takedown attempt.

Gracie turns his back and goes for a hip toss. It's a bit messy but it gets the job done and Gracie manages to end up in side control.
Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Mata (0) vs (4) Gracie
Mata tries to improve position but can't.
Gracie 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 Mata's shoulder. That is not cool.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A control attempt from Mata but he's now mounted!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Mata (0) vs (6) Gracie
Gracie wants to control the pace but Mata is squirming around nicely.
Mata tries to reverse the position but Gracie maintains control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gracie controlling from mount.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Mata wants to control but Gracie is having none of it.
Mata is looking to get to half guard.
Mata is working hard here to advance position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gracie controlling his opponent.
Mata wants to hold on but Gracie pushes him away.
Gracie takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Mata tries to improve his position but instead Gracie has taken his back!
Score +3 for taking back: Mata (0) vs (9) Gracie
Gracie trying to secure his dominant position for a moment - making sure Mata doesn't escape.
Mata looking very determined here, making life difficult for Gracie.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
You know, I was talking to some of our celebrities at ringside tonight and they were split right down the middle on who was going to win this fight.
Mata rolls, trying to escape but Gracie keeps control of the position.
I would not like to be Mata right now.

Gracie is working hard for the rear naked choke here.
Gracie doesn't have the hooks in and Mata manages to turn into his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Mata (2) vs (9) Gracie

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gracie has his hands on Mata's head, controlling the position.
Mata stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Gracie swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Mata trying to control but Gracie is working from the bottom.
Gracie pulls Mata in close to prevent any damage.
Gracie keeping moving, preventing Mata from controlling successfully.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Gracie trying to control the position here.
Mata trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Gracie is trying to keep Mata in close.
Gracie has Mata pulled in close to control his posture.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Mata advances position into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Mata (5) vs (9) Gracie
Gracie manages to work his way to half guard, despite Mata's best efforts.
Gracie wants to get back to full guard.
Gracie manages to get to full guard.
Gracie wants to control but instead he gets his guard passed and Mata is now in half guard.
Gracie is trying to maintain the position but Mata is very close to passing his half guard.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Mata in particular looking to stall.
Mata wants to pass to mount but Gracie is defending the position.
Gracie is staying active underneath Mata, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Gracie felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.
Gracie is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Mata trying to control the action but Gracie is working from the bottom.

Mata is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Gracie is just riding it out for now. Mata eventually gives up the hold.
Gracie is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Gracie is staying active underneath Mata, who seems content to just control the action from this position.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Gracie is pressing down on Mata's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Mata pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Gracie is keeping the position for now.
Mata slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Gracie has Mata pulled in close to control his posture.
Mata looking to pass the guard.
Gracie controls Mata momentarily but Mata frees himself.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Mata slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Score +3 for passing guard: Mata (8) vs (9) Gracie
Gracie can't do much from the bottom here.

Mata is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Gracie knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Gracie is letting Mata control him for a moment.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Mata moves into full mount!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Mata (10) vs (9) Gracie
Mata looking to control but Gracie is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.

Mata is working for a guillotine from mount but Gracie frees his head quite easily.
Gracie manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Mata tries to pass the half guard into mount. Gracie knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Gracie is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Mata's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Mata's back!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Mata (10) vs (13) Gracie
The crowd hopeful of a finish here - Gracie's supporters are on their feet, screaming for him to go for the rear naked choke.

Gracie is persistently looking for the submission but Mata is defending it well.
Gracie doesn't have the hooks in and Mata manages to turn into his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Mata (12) vs (13) Gracie

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Mata trying to control the position from guard on top but Gracie is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Mata advances to half guard.

Mata is working for a kimura but Gracie is defending it quite comfortably.
Gracie is looking to control Mata's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Gracie avoid being mounted?
Gracie is not content to let Mata control the position.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Gracie gets back to full guard.
Gracie 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.
Mata trying to control the position from guard on top but Gracie is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Mata passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Score +3 for passing guard: Mata (15) vs (13) Gracie
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Mata tries to move into full mount but can't pass Gracie's legs.

And that's the end of the fight!
Mata takes the fight on points by 15 to 13.
Our winner, Dado Mata, 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: IFA - Smackdown     
Date:   Jan 27, 2019

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Desmond Hume (ranked 2317 p4p, 315 weight class) and Phil Coleman (ranked 2238 p4p, 309 weight class). Desmond Hume could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Phil Coleman's chin.

187 cm
19
220 lbs
3 - 1 - 0
188 cm
26
223 lbs
3 - 1 - 0
Decent wrestler
Basic striking
KO power
Good wrestler
Counter fighter
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Desmond Hume!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Phil Coleman!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Franklin, David Hoff and Bart Greer.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hume throws a body punch but Coleman moves out of range.
Coleman staying out of range there.
Coleman's coach down at ELITE Island Gym - 19 Elite Coaches was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Coleman's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
A jab from Hume misses.
Desmond Hume seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
No luck for Hume with that takedown attempt.
Coleman changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Coleman fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Hume lands a nice shot to the body.
Decent striking displayed by Hume there.
Coleman throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hume shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Coleman pinned against the cage. Coleman gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Hume shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Coleman pinned against the cage. Coleman gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Desmond Hume. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hume stuffs the takedown.
Coleman cracks Hume with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Hume has been working on his balance at Temp Spar Gym, so perhaps that has help him stuff some of the takedown attempts by Coleman.
Hume fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Good exchange - Coleman coming out on top.
Hume is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Coleman.
Hume throws a lazy uppercut

and Coleman counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Coleman wants to control from the top but Hume keeps moving.
Hume is trying to keep Coleman in close.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hume wants to improve his position but instead Coleman has moved into half guard.
Coleman slips a nice elbow through Hume's hands, connecting with Hume's forehead.
Coleman prevents Hume from improving his position.
Coleman throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Ground and pound from Coleman.
Hume wants to control the action here but instead Coleman manages to pass to full mount!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Coleman breaks from Hume's wrist control and lands an elbow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hume is bucking up trying to escape but Coleman cracks him with another couple of good strikes.
Hume is in all sorts of trouble here.
The referee warns Hume that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Coleman controlling the position easily from mount.
Coleman putting on the heat here with some good ground and pound!
Coleman tries to control but Hume wriggling away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Coleman is in the full mount, landing strikes.
Coleman prevents Hume from getting the reversal.
Coleman pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.
Hume slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Hume on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Hume tries to get out of the position.
Nice strikes from Coleman there.
Hume trying to control but Coleman postures up.
Hume wants to get back to full guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman dominated that round.
That's time! Hume's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


No luck for Hume with that takedown attempt.
Coleman uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hume.
Coleman slips a straight right by Hume.
Coleman feints the counter takedown.
Hume darts in looking for a takedown but Coleman gets double underhooks and turns Hume into the cage.

Coleman has Hume up against the cage in a clinch.
Coleman lands a nice uppercut.

Coleman has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Hume clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!
Hume looks to control his opponent's hands but he's not mananging it at the moment.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Coleman is controlling his opponent, waiting for an opportunity to finish.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hume is covering up but some of the strikes from Coleman are getting through and doing damage.
Watch the back of the head! Comes the shout from the referee towards Coleman.
Hume looking very determined here, making life difficult for Coleman.
Coleman scores with punches from the back.
Coleman tries to keep control of the position but Hume is staying busy.
Coleman is hanging on to Hume's back as he tries to escape.
Hume is working hard here to advance position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hume is covering up but some of the strikes from Coleman are getting through and doing damage.
Coleman trying to control momentarily.
Hume is covering up but some of the strikes from Coleman are getting through and doing damage.
Phil Coleman has got the better of the ground game so far.
You can see the frustration on Hume's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.
Coleman has good solid back control here.
Coleman has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Hume rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Coleman working over Hume with some ground and pound. Hume looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Hume taking some punishment here, with Coleman in his half guard.
Hume is looking to improve his position.
Hume is looking to control Coleman's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Hume avoid being mounted?
Coleman wants to take a breather but Hume is having none of it.
Hume is looking to improve his position.
Hume moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Coleman content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Hume looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Coleman trying to control but Hume is working from the bottom.
Coleman throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Coleman wants to control from the top but Hume keeps moving.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
Coleman not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Hume misses with a wild body shot.
A swing and a miss from Hume.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman 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. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Coleman slaps away a takedown attempt from Hume, before circling back to the center of the mat.

Coleman shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Hume manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.

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

Hume has an active guard here but Coleman has managed to pass into half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman lands with a punch from half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Coleman winds up and cracks Hume with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Coleman scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Coleman throwing shots but Hume is blocking nicely.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Coleman lands a nice short elbow.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Coleman lands a nice short elbow.
Coleman working the head and body with strikes.
Hume is trying to control but Coleman manages to pass to mount!
Hume is desperately trying to improve his position but Coleman has a good base and remains in mount.
Coleman controlling his opponent.
Coleman landing strikes, looking to finish!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Coleman postures up and cracks his opponent a couple of times before moving back into close ground control. Hume looks a forlorn figure.
Coleman avoids the attempt from Hume to control.
Hume taking shots to the head.
Coleman wants to control the pace but Hume is squirming around nicely.
Coleman prevents Hume from getting the reversal.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A nice elbow there by Coleman.
Coleman tries to control but Hume wriggling away.
BOOM! Coleman connects with a massive shot to the dome!
Hume is looking to get to half guard.
Coleman pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.
Hume is desperately trying to improve his position but Coleman has a good base and remains in mount.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Coleman lands with some vicious ground and pound - can Hume hang on?

Hume is rocked!
Coleman sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Oh Hume is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Hume is trying to escape the mount.
The referee warns Hume that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Hume seems to have got his legs back now.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Coleman working Hume over with strikes here.

And that's the end of the fight!
Phil Coleman comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Coleman 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 Daniel Franklin scores the fight 26:30
Judge David Hoff scores the fight 26:30
Judge Bart Greer scores the fight 26:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Phil Coleman!

Phil Coleman decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.
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Event: JBL 14     
Date:   Jan 26, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Mitsugu Takeishi (ranked 709 p4p, 21 weight class) and Brian Reaves (ranked 6161 p4p, 167 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

185 cm
26
327 lbs
6 - 0 - 0
194 cm
27
295 lbs
3 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Granite chin
Decent wrestler
Good kicks
Heavy handed

Groove Gear

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Mitsugu Takeishi!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Brian Reaves!
The judges for this bout are Shigeki Sano, Kenichi Hosakawa and Yuuki Gou.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Reaves throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Nice defenses there by Takeishi.
Reaves tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Takeishi was well out of range. Poor timing from Reaves.
Reaves throws a head kick that misses

and Takeishi holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Reaves goes for a takedown in the clinch but Takeishi prevents it.
Takeishi cracks Reaves with a nice body shot.
Reaves has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Takeishi after a bit of a struggle.
Takeishi scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Takeishi gets through Reaves's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Reaves changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Takeishi fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Mitsugu Takeishi has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Brian Reaves.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Takeishi fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.

It looks like Brian Reaves has been cut.
Reaves takes one on the chin but seems OK.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Reaves tried to score with a low kick but Takeishi checks it.

Takeishi has managed to clinch.
Reaves drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Reaves has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Takeishi is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Takeishi tries to throw a body punch but Reaves avoids it by throwing Takeishi back against the cage.
Takeishi is leaning against Reaves and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Reaves looks winded!
Takeishi stalling.
A short left from Takeishi.
Takeishi can't find room to land a body shot as Reaves controls the action.
Takeishi lands a right hand.
A body shot lands from Takeishi.
Takeishi is pushing Reaves up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Takeishi tries a body shot but Reaves blocks it.
Takeishi lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Reaves backwards.
Takeishi leaning his opponent against the cage.
Come on Takeishi - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Takeishi is stalling here.
Reaves can't get the takedown.
Takeishi misses with a punch to the body.
Takeishi misses with a hook to the ribs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Takeishi prevents a takedown attempt there.
Reaves wants a takedown but no success here.
Takeishi throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Reavess head.
Takeishi misses with a hook from the clinch.
Takeishi doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Takeishi lands a body shot.
Takeishi is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
A right hook to the body lands for Takeishi.
Nice body punch from Takeishi.
Takeishi is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A nice right hand lands inside from Takeishi.
Takeishi displaying some good clinch control by pressing Reaves up against the cage.
Good body shot from Takeishi.
A short right from Takeishi on the inside.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Takeishi lands with a left to the head.
Takeishi tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Takeishi lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Reaves.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Mitsugu Takeishi dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Brian Reaves'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.


Takeishi fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Reaves looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.

Takeishi closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Good body shot from Takeishi.
Takeishi lands a shoulder strike.
Takeishi is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Reaves can do to turn this around?
Takeishi lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.

Takeishi drops Reaves onto one knee with a big uppercut from the clinch! Reaves is propped up by the cage and works his way back to his feet!

That has opened up Brian Reaves's cut even more.
Nice body punch from Takeishi.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Takeishi lands a shoulder strike.

Reaves is rocked!
Takeishi tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Reaves's elbow.
Takeishi tries to throw a body punch but Reaves avoids it by throwing Takeishi back against the cage.
Takeishi scores with a shoulder strike.
Reaves is breathing heavily.
Takeishi pushes Reaves against the cage. Takeishi is working some dirty boxing. Takeishi pushes off with a quick right hook! Reaves goes down! Reaves tries to stand but stumbles back to his kness! Takeishi moves in to finish and the ref steps in to prevent any more damage!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:58 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Mitsugu Takeishi!
Mitsugu Takeishi tried to hype himself up post fight but didn't word it too well and it ended up with him sounding like a bit of a tool.
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Event: Syn 615 Diggs vs Sanada II     
Date:   Jan 26, 2019

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Brody Kavanagh (ranked 63 p4p, 6 weight class) and Archie Griffiths (ranked 150 p4p, 18 weight class). These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

174 cm
32
152 lbs
24 - 10 - 2
175 cm
33
147 lbs
19 - 6 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Conviction

Arcticus University: London



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 10 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Brody Kavanagh!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Archie Griffiths!
The judges for this bout are Paul Tew, Steven Brown and James Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Griffiths throws a body kick that misses.
It looked like Kavanagh was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Griffiths.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Griffiths. Kavanagh shrugs it off though.
Griffiths attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Kavanagh throws a right hand that misses
and Griffiths counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Griffiths blocks a leg kick.
Griffiths scores with a jab. Kavanagh acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Kavanagh throws a hook to the side of Griffiths's head but Griffiths sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Kavanagh takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Kavanagh swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Griffiths blocks a leg kick.
Griffiths listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Archie Griffiths seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nice straight punches there by Griffiths. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Griffiths.
Kavanagh throws a lazy right hand but Griffiths sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Kavanagh misses with an uppercut
enabling Griffiths to counter with a crisp jab.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Griffiths scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Kavanagh lands a glancing blow to the side of Griffiths's head.
Griffiths tries to land a leg kick but Kavanagh saw it coming and moves away.
Sloppy strikes from Kavanagh. Those never looked like landing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Griffiths lands a two punch combo.
Griffiths lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Kavanagh slips a jab from Griffiths.
Kavanagh was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Kavanagh checks a leg kick nicely.
Griffiths throws a hook but Kavanagh blocks it.
An attempted straight right counter from Kavanagh misses the target.
Nice straight punches there by Kavanagh. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Kavanagh.
A low kick from Griffiths is predictable there
and Griffiths takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Griffiths lands a lovely overhand right.
Kavanagh throws a poor cross that misses
and Griffiths counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Griffiths is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Kavanagh had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Griffiths misses with a body shot.
Kavanagh ducks under a wild hook from Griffiths.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kavanagh steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Griffiths. That one must have hurt.
Griffiths ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Griffiths turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Kavanagh takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Griffiths swings for the body but Kavanagh moves out of range.
Griffiths lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fighters circle momentarily. Griffiths darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
A punch lands to the side of Kavanagh 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Kavanagh staying out of range there.
Kavanagh swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Griffiths tries a head kick but it misses.
A counter left hand to the body from Kavanagh misses its target.
Griffiths moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Kavanagh looks to land a left hand but Griffiths moved out of range nicely.
Griffiths throws a body shot but no joy.
Griffiths misses with a low kick.
Kavanagh lands with a nice body kick.
Griffiths lands with a nice body punch.
Kavanagh misses with a straight left.
Griffiths is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Kavanagh with a body shot.
Griffiths swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Kavanagh throws a looping overhand right but Griffiths ducks down to avoid it.
Griffiths lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
A good leg kick by Griffiths.
Griffiths avoids the body shot from Kavanagh.
A little jabbing left from Griffiths on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Griffiths walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kavanagh on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Kavanagh throws a big shot that misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Griffiths! But no joy.
Nice body kick from Kavanagh.
Griffiths misses with a straight right.
Kavanagh cracks the inside of Griffiths's front leg.
Griffiths takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Kavanagh swings widly with a right hand
and Griffiths counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Kavanagh looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Griffiths takes a swing at Kavanagh's ribcage but misses.
Kavanagh misses with a hook. Griffiths ducked under it nicely.
Griffiths scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Griffiths throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Kavanagh on the side of the head.
Kavanagh takes one on the chin but seems OK.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Jab, jab by Griffiths - just one landing.
Kavanagh avoids the body shot from Griffiths.
Griffiths just misses with a punch to the body.
Kavanagh half committed to a counter leg kick.
Kavanagh throws the left hand but Griffiths avoids the punch easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jab, jab by Kavanagh - just one landing.
Kavanagh throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Griffiths sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kavanagh has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Griffiths.
A left lands for Kavanagh.
Kavanagh looks to land a left hand but Griffiths moved out of range nicely.
Griffiths tries a head kick but it misses.
Kavanagh looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Kavanagh gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Griffiths.
Kavanagh attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Some bone on bone action there as Kavanagh checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
It looked like Kavanagh was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Griffiths.
A solid leg kick lands there for Griffiths.
Kavanagh scores with a shot to the body.
Kavanagh takes a swing at Griffiths's ribcage but misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Griffiths moves away from the strike by Kavanagh.
Kavanagh looks to land a body kick but Griffiths moved away.
Griffiths flicks out a counter leg kick but Kavanagh steps away.
Kavanagh dips to his left and cracks Griffiths with an uppercut!
Griffiths blocks a jab.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kavanagh moves out of range as Griffiths throws a body kick.
An inside leg kick from Kavanagh misses.
Kavanagh ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Griffiths moves away.
Kavanagh misses with a two punch combination.
Griffiths scores with a leg kick.
Griffiths lands a leg kick that knocks Kavanagh off balance momentarily.
Griffiths throws out a leg kick but Kavanagh moves out of range and Griffiths only half commits.
Griffiths looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Griffiths blocks the body kick.
Griffiths lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Griffiths clobbers Kavanagh with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Kavanagh is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Kavanagh gets off balance looking for a body kick
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Griffiths fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Kavanagh has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
A good leg kick by Griffiths.
Griffiths has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
A jab from Griffiths finds it's way through Kavanagh's defenses.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A slow jab from Kavanagh misses its intended target.
Griffiths cracks the inside of Kavanagh's front leg.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Griffiths lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Griffiths connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Griffiths ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kavanagh moves away.
Kavanagh half committed to a counter leg kick.
Griffiths thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Kavanagh if he has to take too many more of those.
Kavanagh throws a leg kick but Griffiths moved away.
Kavanagh throws a low kick but Griffiths moves out of range easily.
Griffiths takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Kavanagh throws out a powerful jab.
Kavanagh throws a jab when Griffiths was well out of range.
Griffiths throws a push kick but Kavanagh slaps the foot to one side.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Griffiths.
A big right from Kavanagh misses.
Griffiths takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Archie Griffiths seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Kavanagh dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Griffiths. That did some damage!
Kavanagh takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Griffiths throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Kavanagh stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Kavanagh looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Kavanagh scores with a crisp jab that stopped Griffiths in his tracks.
Kavanagh takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Griffiths finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
A clash of legs there as Kavanagh blocks the low kick.
Griffiths throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Kavanagh throwing a counter right hand but Griffiths manages to avoid it.
Kavanagh on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Griffiths. Griffiths obviously looking to wear him down.
Griffiths keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Kavanagh.
Griffiths tries to work over Kavanagh's front leg with a kick but Kavanagh checks it.
Kavanagh thumps Griffiths with a low kick.
A big right from Griffiths misses.
Kavanagh will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Griffiths throws a leg kick but Kavanagh checks it.
A good leg kick by Griffiths.
Griffiths has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Griffiths misses with a wild body shot.
Griffiths throws a solid leg kick but Kavanagh takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Griffiths.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths moves out of range of the strikes.
Griffiths dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Kavanagh. That did some damage!
Kavanagh sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Kavanagh might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Kavanagh throws a jab when Griffiths was well out of range.
Kavanagh scores with a leg kick.
Griffiths fakes the leg kick and cracks Kavanagh in the body.
Kavanagh on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Griffiths. Griffiths obviously looking to wear him down.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Griffiths.
Kavanagh misses with an uppercut.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Griffiths checks a leg kick.
Griffiths dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Kavanagh on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Griffiths throws a lazy body kick
and Kavanagh connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Nice defenses there by Griffiths.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Griffiths has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Griffiths there as he acknowledges the shot.
Griffiths scores with a head kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Griffiths throws a leg kick that misses.
Kavanagh is looking to counter punch.
Kavanagh checks the leg kick nicely there.
Griffiths with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Kavanagh to score with a decent uppercut.
Griffiths throws a body punch but Kavanagh moves out of range.
Kavanagh misses with a body kick.
Griffiths misses with a wild body shot.
A solid leg kick lands there for Griffiths.
The fighters circle momentarily. Griffiths darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Kavanagh throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Kavanagh with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Griffiths throws a hook to the side of Kavanagh's head but Kavanagh sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Griffiths connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Griffiths ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Griffiths connects with an inside leg kick.
Kavanagh displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Griffiths throws out the jab.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Archie Griffiths showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Griffiths tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Kavanagh slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Kavanagh ducks under a wild hook from Griffiths.
Kavanagh takes a swing at Griffiths's ribcage but misses.
Kavanagh lands with a nice body punch.
Kavanagh takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
A bone on bone clash there as Griffiths blocks the leg kick.
Griffiths lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Griffiths lands a head kick. Kavanagh smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Griffiths gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Kavanagh counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Kavanagh throws a jab but it's blocked by Griffiths.
It seemed like Griffiths was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
A big right from Griffiths misses.
Kavanagh looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Griffiths lands with an overhand left.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Griffiths moves into range and connects with a jab.
A jab from Kavanagh does it's job there.
Kavanagh on the wrong end of a nice jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kavanagh is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Griffiths.
Kavanagh tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
A jab from Griffiths does it's job there.
Griffiths scores with a leg kick.
Kavanagh misses with a body kick.
Kavanagh throws a big shot that misses.
Nice shot lands for Griffiths.
Nice uppercut lands for Kavanagh. That snapped Griffiths's head back.
A big left from Kavanagh misses.
Kavanagh chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Griffiths can pounce on him.
A head kick misses from Griffiths.
Kavanagh explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Griffiths throws out a leg kick but Kavanagh moves out of range and Griffiths only half commits.
Kavanagh will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Kavanagh throws out a loose jab but Griffiths uses good head movement to avoid it.
Griffiths lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Griffiths.
Griffiths delivers a nice body kick.
Good leg kick by Griffiths there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
A chopping leg kick lands by Kavanagh.
Griffiths takes a swing at Kavanagh's ribcage but misses.
Kavanagh throws a looping overhand right but Griffiths ducks down to avoid it.
Griffiths throws out a leg kick but Kavanagh moves out of range and Griffiths only half commits.
Kavanagh throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Griffiths, right into the meat.
Kavanagh misses with a left hand
and Griffiths counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Kavanagh lands with an overhand left.
Kavanagh drops his hands momentarily and Griffiths takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Kavanagh throws a body punch but Griffiths moves out of range.
Griffiths clobbers Kavanagh with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Griffiths pulls out of a head kick attempt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kavanagh misses with a looping right.
Griffiths unleashes a big counter combination but Kavanagh bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Griffiths misses with a body shot.
Kavanagh scores with a body shot.
Griffiths cracks Kavanagh with a good jab.
Kavanagh waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Griffiths.
Kavanagh takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
An inside leg kick from Griffiths misses.
Kavanagh waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Griffiths.
Kavanagh avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Griffiths throws a hook but Kavanagh blocks it.
Kavanagh takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Kavanagh scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
A solid body kick from Griffiths.
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!
Griffiths takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Griffiths connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Griffiths keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths throws the kick towards the body but Kavanagh avoids it.
Griffiths moves out of range of the body kick from Kavanagh.
Kavanagh looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Griffiths buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Kavanagh gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Kavanagh throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Griffiths sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Griffiths feints a counter leg kick.
Griffiths throws a low kick but it's checked well by Kavanagh.
Griffiths bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Kavanagh's head.
The fighters circling - Griffiths throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Griffiths fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Griffiths throws the left hand but Kavanagh avoids the punch easily.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Griffiths wants to slow Kavanagh down by chopping away at his legs.
Griffiths fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Kavanagh checks it well.
Kavanagh misses with a double jab
and Griffiths counters with a leg kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kavanagh works Griffiths's body with a nice hook.
Griffiths ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kavanagh moves away.
Griffiths tries to land a front kick but Kavanagh steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Kavanagh slips a jab from Griffiths.
Kavanagh throwing a counter right hand but Griffiths manages to avoid it.
Griffiths misses with a straight left.
Kavanagh moves out of range of the body kick.
Kavanagh wants to slow Griffiths down by chopping away at his legs.
Griffiths looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Griffiths lands with a hook. Kavanagh tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Sloppy strikes from Griffiths. Those never looked like landing.
An inside leg kick lands from Griffiths.
Griffiths is looking to score with low kicks.
Kavanagh was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kavanagh connects with the punch.
Kavanagh scores with a push kick.
Kavanagh tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Griffiths was well out of range. Poor timing from Kavanagh.
Griffiths steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Griffiths throws a low kick but it's checked well by Kavanagh.
Kavanagh misses with a hook. Griffiths ducked under it nicely.
Kavanagh moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromGriffiths.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Griffiths looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
A big right from Griffiths misses.
Kavanagh swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Griffiths cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Griffiths defending well as Kavanagh loads up on a big left hand.
Kavanagh lands a right hook to the body.
Griffiths has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Kavanagh.
A low kick from Griffiths misses
and Kavanagh counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Griffiths connects with a crisp jab.
Griffiths throws a leg kick but Kavanagh sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Griffiths cracks Kavanagh with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Kavanagh scores with a jab to the head.
Nice straight punches there by Griffiths. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Griffiths.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Griffiths scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Kavanagh throws a poor cross that misses
and Griffiths counters with a thumping low kick.
Griffiths swings for the body but Kavanagh moves out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kavanagh throws a leg kick that is checked
and Griffiths counters with a stiff right hand.
A nice inside leg kick there by Griffiths. That's going to slow Kavanagh down.
Griffiths fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Griffiths turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Griffiths on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Kavanagh jabs Griffiths right on the nose. Griffiths blinks but takes it well.
The fighters circling - Griffiths throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Kavanagh pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Kavanagh throws a looping overhand right but Griffiths ducks down to avoid it.
A nice leg kick lands there from Griffiths.
Griffiths throws a big shot that misses.
Griffiths tries to work over Kavanagh's front leg with a kick but Kavanagh checks it.
Griffiths lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Griffiths checks the leg kick.
Griffiths slips a jab from Kavanagh.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kavanagh fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Kavanagh wants to land a leg kick but Griffiths is out of range.
Kavanagh backing away here, and Griffiths unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Kavanagh lands a nice looking body kick.
Griffiths loads up on a big right hand but Kavanagh slips the punch.
Kavanagh half committed to a counter leg kick.
Kavanagh lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Griffiths lands with a kick to the temple. Kavanagh shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Griffiths misses with a straight left.
Kavanagh throws out a loose jab but Griffiths uses good head movement to avoid it.
Nice shot by Griffiths.
Griffiths fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Kavanagh is out of range.
Kavanagh works the jab nicely.
Griffiths stuns Kavanagh with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Kavanagh lands with a cross.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Griffiths blocks a jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kavanagh takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Kavanagh dips to his left and cracks Griffiths with an uppercut!
Griffiths tests Kavanagh's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Griffiths finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Kavanagh takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
A big left from Kavanagh misses.
Kavanagh on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Kavanagh connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Griffiths avoids the body shot from Kavanagh.
Griffiths moves out of range of the body kick from Kavanagh.
Kavanagh takes one to the side of the head.
Kavanagh misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Griffiths.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kavanagh throws a right and a left that both miss.
The fighters circling - Griffiths throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Griffiths is looking to slow Kavanagh down with leg kicks.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Archie Griffiths will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Kavanagh avoids the head kick by Griffiths.
Griffiths moves into range and connects with a jab.
Griffiths dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Kavanagh. That did some damage!
Kavanagh jabs Griffiths right on the nose. Griffiths blinks but takes it well.
Griffiths throws a leg kick but Kavanagh sees it coming and moves out of range.
Griffiths throws a lazy body kick
and Kavanagh counters with a nice uppercut.
Griffiths is looking to chop away at Kavanagh's legs.
A punch lands to the side of Kavanagh 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Griffiths jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kavanagh. Griffiths does a little dance to reset his feet.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kavanagh misses with a hook. Griffiths ducked under it nicely.
Griffiths throws a leg kick but Kavanagh moved away.
Kavanagh looks to land a right hand but Griffiths moved out of range.
Griffiths uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kavanagh.
Kavanagh checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kavanagh throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Kavanagh has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Griffiths.
Griffiths ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kavanagh moves away.
Griffiths bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Griffiths misses with a wild body shot.
Kavanagh swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Griffiths tried to score with a low kick but Kavanagh checks it.
Kavanagh moves out of range of the body kick.
Griffiths lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Kavanagh misses with a wild body shot.
Griffiths throws a wild body kick that Kavanagh sees coming a mile off.
Kavanagh throws a leg kick but Griffiths checks it.
Kavanagh lands a nice leg kick that just misses Griffiths's sensitive parts.
Kavanagh motions for Griffiths to come forward. Kavanagh throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Kavanagh swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Brody Kavanagh has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Griffiths misses with a lunging right hand
and Kavanagh counters with a thumping low kick.
Griffiths tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
It looked like Kavanagh wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Kavanagh looks to throw the jab but Griffiths is out of range.
A slapping body kick lands there for Griffiths.
Kavanagh finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Nice defenses there by Griffiths.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A punch lands to the side of Kavanagh 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Kavanagh with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Griffiths to score with a decent uppercut.
Kavanagh jabs Griffiths to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Kavanagh's corner calls for a 1-2. Kavanagh obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
An inside leg kick from Griffiths misses.
Kavanagh on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Griffiths keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Kavanagh.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kavanagh. Griffiths does a little dance to reset his feet.
Archie Griffiths is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kavanagh thows a left - swing and a miss!
Griffiths lands a leg kick that knocks Kavanagh off balance momentarily.
Griffiths slips a straight right by Kavanagh.
Griffiths ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kavanagh moves away.
Kavanagh takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
A big left from Kavanagh misses.
Griffiths looks to throw the jab but Kavanagh is out of range.
Kavanagh blocks a head kick by Griffiths.
A quick step to the side and Kavanagh tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kavanagh misses with a looping right.
Griffiths delivers a nice body kick.
Griffiths tries to land a leg kick but Kavanagh saw it coming and moves away.
Griffiths lands a nice looking kick to the body. Kavanagh takes a step back to recover.
Griffiths misses with a looping right.
Griffiths goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Griffiths misses with a low kick.
A little feinted left hand from Kavanagh on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kavanagh misses with a wild body shot.
Kavanagh scores with a hook.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kavanagh throws a leg kick
and Griffiths counters with a low kick, right behind Kavanagh 's knee.
Griffiths fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Kavanagh.
Griffiths steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kavanagh.
Kavanagh throws a hook but Griffiths blocks it.
Griffiths ducks under a wild hook from Kavanagh.
Griffiths looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Kavanagh drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Griffiths lands a leg kick that knocks Kavanagh off balance momentarily.
Griffiths listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Kavanagh misses with a looping left.
A telegraphed right hand from Kavanagh misses the target.
A low kick from Griffiths is predictable there
and Kavanagh connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

And that's the end of the fight!
Archie Griffiths comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Griffiths 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 46:49
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 45:50
Judge James Glass scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Archie Griffiths!

Archie Griffiths is the new featherweight champion!
Our winner, Archie Griffiths, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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Event: BFF 55: Schaub vs. Badass     
Date:   Jan 26, 2019

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Steffen Baier (ranked 1151 p4p, 117 weight class) and Hitoshi Yoshida (ranked 2397 p4p, 208 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

168 cm
21
136 lbs
6 - 2 - 0
170 cm
22
155 lbs
3 - 0 - 1
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
KO power
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 2 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Steffen Baier!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Hitoshi Yoshida!
The judges for this bout are Yasuomi Hirokawa, Yukihiro Shimada and Taro Takaoka.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Excellent takedown into side control there by Yoshida.
Baier gives up the full mount - oops, sloppy defensive grappling there!
Yoshida tries to control but Baier wriggling away.
Baier is looking to improve his position but Yoshida isn't that keen on the idea.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Baier manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Baier is looking for a sweep. Yoshida is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Baier gets back to full guard.
Yoshida pushing down on Baier's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Baier 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.
Baier makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Baier.
Baier not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Baier is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Yoshida is aware though and is defending well.
Baier looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Yoshida looking to pass the guard.
Yoshida advances position into side control!
Baier can't do much from the bottom here.
Baier tries to improve position but can't.
Yoshida tries to advance to mount but can't.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Baier is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Yoshida is looking to take a break and control but Baier is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Baier is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Yoshida off and has taken his back!
Yoshida rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.
Yoshida is trying to maintain the position but Baier is very close to passing his half guard.
Baier is looking to stall here but Yoshida recovers full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yoshida wants to sweep but no luck.

Yoshida has his foot on Baier's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Baier works his way back into a safe position though.
Baier trying to control but Yoshida is working from the bottom.
Baier looking to pass the guard.

Yoshida is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Baier defends well.
Baier trying to pass the guard. He's being very persistent here but Yoshida manages to land a sweep and now he's on top!


That's five minutes gone in the round.
Baier controls Yoshida momentarily but Yoshida frees himself.

Baier has his foot on Yoshida's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Yoshida works his way back into a safe position though.
Yoshida trying to control but Baier is working from the bottom.

Baier throws his legs up looking for a submission but Yoshida uses it to pass to side control.
Baier is looking for a sweep.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
A lull in the action here.
You can see the frustration on Baier's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Baier is looking to reverse the position.
Yoshida wants to lay and pray for a moment but Baier keeps working.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
Baier tries to improve position but can't.
Yoshida passes to full mount! That's big trouble for Baier!
Baier can't escape the position.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Yoshida can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Baier is looking to escape.
Baier tries to hold on but Yoshida postures up.
Baier is looking to improve his position but Yoshida isn't that keen on the idea.
Yoshida trying to control but he's not successful this time.

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

Baier tries to improve his position but Yoshida has taken his back! Yoshida has a choke - it's sunk in pretty tight... Will Baier tap? No... maybe... yes! He's tapped! Yoshida pushes Baier away and gets up to celebrate with his corner!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 8:28 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Hitoshi Yoshida!
A relieved looking Hitoshi Yoshida thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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Event: Skrap Fights 16     
Date:   Jan 26, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Neo Nova (ranked 1421 p4p, 173 weight class) and Matt Askren (ranked 2054 p4p, 233 weight class). Neo Nova has a significant reach advantage - let's see if he can make it count.

186 cm
21
178 lbs
5 - 1 - 0
175 cm
21
180 lbs
3 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Neo Nova!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Matt Askren!
The judges for this bout are Cecil Peabody, Wesley Smith and Tiny Johnson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nova lands a head kick!
Askren with a poor takedown
and Nova counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Nova cracks a nice hook into Askren's ribs.
Nova throws a nice inside leg kick.
Nova throws a looping overhand right but Askren ducks down to avoid it.
Askren checks a leg kick nicely.
Nova misses with a straight right.
Nova paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.

Askren is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Nova's half guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Nova is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Askren pulls his head out easily.
Nova is in a tricky position but he's been working on his transitions down at Tip of the Spear, so we'll see if he gets out of it.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
Askren looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Nova with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Nova trying to control but Askren postures up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Askren lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Nova is trying to control but can't.
Nova works his way to full guard. Good work.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Nova trying to control the position.
Askren's corner is telling him to maintain position.

Nova is looking for a triangle but Askren pushes his legs off easily.
Askren trying to control but Nova is working from the bottom.
Askren is in close to Nova's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Nova is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Askren wants to control from the top but Nova keeps moving.
Nova trying to keep a closed guard but Askren is proving a slippery customer.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Nova looking for a guillotine here but Askren defends easily.
Nova looking to control.

Nova working for a triangle but Askren defends it easily.
Askren pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Nova is keeping the position for now.
Askren lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Nova is trying to control the position from the bottom.

Nova working for a triangle but Askren defends it easily.

Nova is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Askren lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.

Nova throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

Nova looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Askren scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Askren wants to control from the top but Nova keeps moving.

Nova is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Askren defends well.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Askren's corner. There ya go! There ya go!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nova wants to control but instead he gets his guard passed and Askren is now in half guard.
Askren is trying to control. Nova wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Nova moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.

Askren avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Askren with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.

Nova is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Nova wants to control the position but Askren says "no thanks buddy" and passes to half guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Askren working over Nova with some ground and pound. Nova looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Askren perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Askren winds up and cracks Nova with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Nova regains full guard. Nicely done.
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 Neo Nova will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Askren bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
And Askren tries to counter it with a takedown but Nova pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Nova jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Nova displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Askren throws out the jab.
Askren fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Nova looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Nova dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Askren. That did some damage!
Nova misses with a straight left.
Askren feints the counter takedown.
Nova pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Nova throws a body shot but no joy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nova takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Askren defending well as Nova loads up on a big left hand.
Askren changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Neo Nova is winning the standup battle so far.
Nova tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Askren was well out of range. Poor timing from Nova.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nova with a hook.
Nova avoids the body shot from Askren.
Nova walks into a left hand.
Nova throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Askren checks a leg kick.
Nova scoring well with a low kick there.
Nova ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Askren moves away.
Askren is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Askren has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Nova finds it's way round the side to connect with Askren's head.
Neo Nova seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A shot to the liver by Askren. Beautiful body shot.
Askren lands a right hook to the body.
Nova is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Askren takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A low kick from Nova is predictable there

and Askren counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Nova!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Askren cracks Nova with a big elbow.
Matt Askren has got the better of the ground game so far.
Askren scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Nova to see if he's OK.
Nova is looking for a sweep.
Nova is not content to let Askren control the position.
Nova is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Askren tries to advance to mount but can't.
Nova is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Askren's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Askren stalling.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nova moves into full guard.

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

Nova looks to be working for a triangle here. Oh, it looks like he might have it! Askren has picked Nova up and slammed him! Nova can't keep hold of the triangle and Askren manages to pass to side control!
Nova is looking for a sweep.
Nova taking punishment in the form of punches.
Nova tries to slip a leg under to move to half guard but Askren presses down on the leg and jumps into full mount!
Nova slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Nova gets back to full guard.
Nova keeping full guard, as Askren tries to pass.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Nova looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.

Nova is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Askren's corner. There ya go! There ya go!

Nova throws his legs up looking for a submission but Askren uses it to pass to side control.
Askren gets to mount! Nova was on the offensive and wasn't defending properly.
Askren controlling from the full mount.
Nova is squirming around, avoiding Askren's attempts to control the action.
Nova is trying desperately to improve position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Matt Askren will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!



Askren shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Askren showed some decent athleticism there.

Nova looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Nova is trying to get back to full guard.
Askren scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nova tries to roll over but Askren keeps him under control.
Askren working the head and body with strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Nova looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Nova is not content to let Askren control the position.
Nova has hold of Askren's hands but Askren slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Nova is looking to improve his position.
Well, if Askren 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.
Askren working the head and body with strikes.
Nova is not content to let Askren control the position.
Nova wants to improve his position but Askren is controlling well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Nova is staying active underneath Askren, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Nova manages to get to full guard.
Askren content to stall in guard here.

Nova working for a triangle but Askren defends it easily.
Askren chips away with some ground and pound.
Askren showing good wrestling skills to control the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Askren trying to control but Nova is working from the bottom.

Nova is looking for a triangle but Askren pushes his legs off easily.

Nova looking for subs off his back but Askren has passed one foot through into half guard.
Askren lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Matt Askren is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

Nova is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Askren pulls his head out easily.
Askren is trying to control. Nova wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Nova trying to control but Askren postures up.
Askren is looking to take a break and control but Nova is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Nova is looking for a sweep. Askren is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Askren lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Askren is taking a breather. Nova 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.
Nova is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Askren scores with a couple of nice shots.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Askren looks to score some points with some ground and pound.

Nova looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

Nova is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Askren pulls his head out easily.

And that's the end of the fight!
Matt Askren comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Askren 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 Cecil Peabody scores the fight for Matt Askren!
Judge Wesley Smith scores the fight for Matt Askren!
Judge Tiny Johnson scores the fight for Matt Askren!

Matt Askren wins by unanimous decision!

Matt Askren decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
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Event: ACB - Amateur League 104     
Date:   Jan 21, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Renato Laranja (ranked 4453 p4p, 54 weight class) and Packin Paulie (ranked 3953 p4p, 44 weight class). Packin Paulie has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Renato Laranja's chin.

185 cm
25
215 lbs
3 - 1 - 0
190 cm
25
206 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Counter fighter
Self confident
Good wrestler
Basic striking
Powerful

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Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Renato Laranja!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Packin Paulie!
The judges for this bout are James Atkins, Colin Fotheringham and Paul Tew.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Paulie lands a jab-cross combination.
Paulie throws a shot from downtown. Laranja moves away and avoids it.
Laranja appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Paulie tries to clinch up.
Paulie swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Paulie misses with a double jab

and Laranja counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Paulie!
Paulie is looking to slip a leg under and get half guard but Laranja is one step ahead and moves to full mount!
Paulie is trying to escape the mount but Laranja keeps good control and instead manages to take Paulie's back.
Paulie is in a world of trouble here. He's outmatched on the ground here and he'd better get Laranja off his back sharpish unless he wants to be submitted.

Laranja is working for the rear naked choke. He has one arm under the chin but Paulie has hold of the other arm. A bit of a stalemate here.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Laranja is working for the choke. I would put my money on him to finish from this position. He's rolled onto his back and has dragged Paulie with him. Paulie is trying to defend but Laranja has an arm under the chin now! Paulie grimaces and is forced to tap out!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:54 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Renato Laranja!
In his post fight interview, Renato Laranja started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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Event: TAFC: Biffs & Brawls 2     
Date:   Jan 20, 2019

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Akio Kurosaki (ranked 3064 p4p, 333 weight class) and Raul Gracie (ranked 4815 p4p, 461 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

176 cm
24
160 lbs
2 - 1 - 0
175 cm
24
165 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Granite chin
Excellent grappler
Good low kicks
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Akio Kurosaki!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Raul Gracie!
The judges for this bout are Bruno Hogan, Summer Carpenter and Topper Green.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kurosaki misses with a body kick.
Kurosaki tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Kurosaki throws a low kick but it's checked well by Gracie.
Kurosaki scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Kurosaki throws a lazy right hand but Gracie sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Kurosaki misses with a hook

and Gracie counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Kurosaki pulls Gracie in to control the position.
Gracie trying to control the position from guard on top but Kurosaki is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Gracie is in close to Kurosaki's body, working some short punches and elbows.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gracie wants to control from the top but Kurosaki keeps moving.
Gracie is fighting to break Kurosaki's control of his arms but Kurosaki is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Gracie trying to control the position from guard on top but Kurosaki is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gracie trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Kurosaki looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Gracie wants to pass the guard but Kurosaki is keeping the position.
Kurosaki is trying to control the position but Gracie postures up.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
Gracie postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.

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

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Kurosaki connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Gracie's hands.

Gracie looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Kurosaki!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gracie working away.
Gracie moves into full mount!
Gracie throws a wild left hand from mount and Kurosaki manages to wriggle his way back to half guard.
Gracie has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Gracie throwing shots but Kurosaki is blocking nicely.

Gracie is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Kurosaki doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Gracie.
Gracie is looking to take a break and control but Kurosaki is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kurosaki tries to roll over but Gracie keeps him under control.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Gracie working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.
Gracie throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Kurosaki is looking for a sweep. Gracie is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kurosaki moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Gracie stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Kurosaki swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Kurosaki looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Kurosaki wants to stand up but Gracie is controlling him.
Gracie wants to pass the guard but Kurosaki is keeping the position.
Gracie pushes down on Kurosaki's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Gracie trying to control from half guard but Kurosaki is working away.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

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

Kurosaki is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Gracie pulls his head out easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Raul Gracie will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action!


Gracie checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Gracie checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Kurosaki shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Gracie blocks a head kick by Kurosaki.

Gracie closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Kurosaki trying to control but Gracie postures up.
Gracie is looking to advance position but Kurosaki won't allow it.
Raul Gracie has got the better of the ground game so far.
Gracie is trying to control the action in half guard but Kurosaki is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

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

Gracie is working for a kimura but Kurosaki is defending it quite comfortably.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kurosaki is trying to control but can't.
Kurosaki is trying to get back to full guard.

Gracie is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Kurosaki doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Gracie.
Gracie wants to pass to mount but Kurosaki is defending the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Gracie trying to control from half guard but Kurosaki is working away.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Gracie in particular looking to stall.
Kurosaki tries to get to full guard but Gracie has control of the leg.
Gracie wants to control but Kurosaki is keeping him busy.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kurosaki tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Gracie is able to avoid easily.
Akio Kurosaki is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Kurosaki takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Kurosaki takes a body punch but keeps moving.

Gracie gets a double leg takedown into Kurosaki's guard.
Kurosaki trying to control the position.
Gracie wants to pass the guard but Kurosaki is keeping the position.

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

Kurosaki throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Gracie works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Kurosaki has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gracie is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Kurosaki wants to control from the top but Gracie keeps moving.
Gracie tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Gracie bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Kurosaki's guard.

Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Kurosaki looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Kurosaki seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Kurosaki trying to control the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Raul Gracie showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Kurosaki's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Some bone on bone action there as Gracie checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
A jab lands there for Kurosaki.
Kurosaki looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Kurosaki fails to land with a series of punches.
Gracie slips a straight right by Kurosaki.
Kurosaki misses with a straight right.
Kurosaki is looking to land body kicks.
Gracie jabs Kurosaki to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Gracie lands with a hook. Kurosaki tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Akio Kurosaki seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Good standup being displayed there by Kurosaki as he connects with a hook.
Kurosaki throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
And Gracie tries to counter it with a takedown but Kurosaki pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Akio Kurosaki is winning the standup battle so far.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kurosaki misses with a kick to the body.
Kurosaki takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.

Gracie closes the distance and pushes Kurosaki back into the cage.
Gracie scores with a shot to the side of Kurosaki's head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

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

That's one minute gone in the round.

Gracie looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Kurosaki passes into half guard.
Gracie tries to roll over but Kurosaki keeps him under control.
Kurosaki trying to advance position but Gracie counters by regaining guard.
Kurosaki looking to sit in guard and control but Gracie gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Kurosaki keeping moving, preventing Gracie from controlling successfully.
Kurosaki looking to control.
Akio Kurosaki has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gracie pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kurosaki is keeping the position for now.
Gracie trying to control the position from guard on top but Kurosaki is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Gracie trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Gracie not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.

Kurosaki is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Gracie is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kurosaki pulls Gracie in close to prevent any damage.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Kurosaki throws a head kick but Gracie moves out of range.
Kurosaki misses with a hook

and Gracie counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Gracie pushes down on Kurosaki's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Gracie seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Kurosaki does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Gracie moves into full mount! Kurosaki won't be happy about that!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gracie prevents Kurosaki from getting the reversal.
Gracie can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Kurosaki is looking to escape.
Gracie working away from the top, dropping strikes.
Kurosaki is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Kurosaki is wriggling around trying to escape.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Kurosaki stops Gracie from taking his back. Still, being mounted isn't any better.
Gracie is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Kurosaki can't stay in a position like this for much longer.

And that's the end of the fight!
Raul Gracie comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Gracie 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 Bruno Hogan scores the fight 27:30
Judge Summer Carpenter scores the fight 27:30
Judge Topper Green scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Raul Gracie!

Raul Gracie thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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FIGHT
RATING
31%

 

Event: BFF 54: Lesnar vs. Obermueller     
Date:   Jan 19, 2019

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Mark Lesnar (ranked 319 p4p, 49 weight class) and Bernd Obermueller (ranked 1311 p4p, 164 weight class). This should be fireworks!

185 cm
28
285 lbs
16 - 3 - 0
220 cm
28
265 lbs
8 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Dangerous knees
Good gas tank

Sin City Allstars
Urban Fighter

Pit Bull Development



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 2 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Mark Lesnar!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Bernd Obermueller!
The judges for this bout are Shirou Masuda, Taro Takaoka and Shigeki Sano.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Obermueller has closed the distance and engaged Lesnar in a clinch.
Obermueller keeps control of Lesnar as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Obermueller told us before the fight that he's been working on his elbows. An under utilised technique these days - let's see if it can sway the outcome of the fight.
Lesnar is trying to maintain a safe position but Obermueller gets an underhook and turns Lesnar into the ropes.
Obermueller misses with an elbow strike.
Obermueller is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Obermueller looking to stall.
Obermueller tries to land knees in the clinch but Lesnar avoids the damage to the body.
Obermueller crunches a lovely knee into Lesnar's ribcage.
Obermueller lands a good knee to the midsection. Lesnar won't want to take too many of those.
Lesnar is breathing heavily.
Obermueller lands an elbow that stopped Lesnar in his tracks for a moment.

It looks like Mark Lesnar has been cut.
Obermueller landing knees to the body.
Obermueller working Lesnar over with knees to the body.
I was talking to Lesnar's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Obermueller using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Obermueller crunches a lovely knee into Lesnar's ribcage.
Knees to the body from Obermueller.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Obermueller lands an elbow inside that Lesnar shrugs off.
Obermueller landing knees to the head.
Obermueller unloads a knee to the mid-section.
Obermueller using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Lesnar has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Obermueller scores a nice knee to the body.
Knees in the clinch landing for Obermueller.
Obermueller scores a nice knee to the body.
Obermueller utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Obermueller landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Obermueller lands a damaging elbow.
Obermueller landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Obermueller with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
Obermueller wants to stall.
Obermueller lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Obermueller creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Lesnar's defenses.

Mark Lesnar's cut is getting worse.
Obermueller landing knees to the head.
Obermueller with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
Obermueller lands an elbow that stopped Lesnar in his tracks for a moment.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Lesnar managing to block the knees to the body from Obermueller.
Obermueller misses with a knee strike.
Lesnar takes a knee to the side of the body.
Obermueller lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Lesnar misses with a hook from the clinch.
Obermueller with a knee to the head.
Obermueller lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Obermueller utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Obermueller connects with a nasty looking knee right to Lesnar's face.
Obermueller scores with a knee to the head.

Mark Lesnar's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.
Obermueller is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Lesnar stalling in the clinch but Obermueller improves position.
Obermueller landing knees to the head.
Obermueller tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Obermueller with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
Lesnar misses with a punch to the body.
Lesnar is trying to push Obermueller away but Obermueller has him pressed against the ropes, so he's going nowhere.
A battle for position here, against the ropes.
Obermueller unloads a knee to the mid-section.
Obermueller lands a good knee to the midsection. Lesnar won't want to take too many of those.
Obermueller lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Obermueller with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
Obermueller connects with a knee to the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Obermueller putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Lesnar in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
Obermueller putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Lesnar in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
Obermueller lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Obermueller obliges.
Obermueller scores with a knee to the head.
Knees in the clinch landing for Obermueller.
Obermueller unloads a knee to the mid-section.
Obermueller lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!

Jeez, Mark Lesnar's cut is really nasty now. The referee must be thinking about getting that checked.
The referee calls for Obermueller to work.
Obermueller landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Obermueller lands a knee to the head.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Obermueller is struggling to control the position.
Lesnar takes an elbow to the forehead.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Obermueller obliges.
Obermueller lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Obermueller landing knees to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Obermueller is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Obermueller comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:16 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Bernd Obermueller!
Bernd Obermueller gave a mention to Pit Bull Development in his post fight interview. That will please them (and hopefully generate some sales).
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Event: EMP Openweight Semi Finals     
Date:   Jan 19, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between David Paddington (ranked 422 p4p, 17 weight class) and John Braddock (ranked 216 p4p, 8 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Paddington might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Broken - Next time around. David Paddington had a look across the cage there at his opponent. He definitely means business

167 cm
24
153 lbs
12 - 5 - 0
185 cm
31
285 lbs
17 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Groove Gear
Sin City Allstars



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, David Paddington!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, John Braddock!
The judges for this bout are Aleksandr Martynov, Vladimir Khabensky and Sergei Dronov.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Paddington throws a series of punches but Braddock avoids them all with ease.
Braddock misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Paddington.
Braddock throws a shot from downtown. Paddington moves away and avoids it.
Braddock swings for the body but Paddington moves out of range.
Paddington missing with a left hand there. Braddock was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Paddington misses with an uppercut.

Braddock rushes Paddington and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
A right hand to the body from Braddock.
Braddock lands a nice uppercut.
Paddington goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Paddington goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Braddock digs a right hand into Paddington's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Paddington's gas tank.
Braddock lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Braddock's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Paddington misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Braddock has had enough of the clinch but Paddington keeps him there for the moment.
Paddington lands a nice uppercut.
Braddock tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Paddington tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.

Paddington is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Braddock preventing the sweep.
Braddock trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Braddock showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Braddock must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Paddington throwing some rather feeble looking strikes off his back.

Paddington is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Braddock stays in close to Paddington's body and controls the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.

Paddington looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Braddock passes into half guard.

Paddington looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

Paddington looking for submissions off his back.
Paddington throws a strike from the bottom that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paddington wants to get back to full guard.
Paddington trying to control but Braddock postures up.
Paddington is looking for a sweep. Braddock is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Paddington missing with punches from the bottom.
Paddington works his way to full guard. Good work.

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

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paddington keeping full guard, as Braddock tries to pass.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Braddock content to stall in guard here.
Braddock postures up.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). David Paddington!
An out of breath David Paddington thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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