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Event: UCF America 2     
Date:   Oct 13, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Mark Lesnar (ranked 179 p4p, 20 weight class) and John Bravo (ranked 1083 p4p, 109 weight class). John Bravo acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.

185 cm
27
285 lbs
14 - 2 - 0
193 cm
27
240 lbs
8 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Basic striking
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, for the heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Mark Lesnar!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, John Bravo!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Percy O'Donnell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Lesnar is defended easily by Bravo.
Lesnar avoids the clinch attempt nicely.

Lesnar rushes Bravo and presses him up against the cage.
Lesnar lands a hook to the side of the head.
The referee calls for Lesnar to work.
Bravo is working for takedown but Lesnar is calmly controlling the position for now.
Bravo goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A left hand lands to the body for Lesnar.
Nice body punch from Lesnar - that landed with a thud.
Bravo tries a body shot but Lesnar blocks it.
A short right from Lesnar on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Lesnar is trying to trip Bravo. He has hold of a leg but Bravo is hopping around, keeping his balance for the moment. Lesnar persists though and gets the takedown into guard.
Lesnar trying to control the position from guard on top but Bravo is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Lesnar controls from within his opponent's guard.
Bravo is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bravo working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Lesnar.
Bravo tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Lesnar throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Bravo works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Lesnar keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Bravo's head.
We've been hearing that Lesnar has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Lesnar is looking to work some ground and pound but Bravo has wrist control.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Lesnar's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Lesnar with a flurry of punches that miss.
Lesnar throws a big elbow that misses.
Lesnar landing some decent shots from guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Lesnar working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Bravo's head.
Lesnar is in close to Bravo's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Lesnar working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Lesnar trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Lesnar distracts Bravo with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Lesnar pushes down on Bravo's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Lesnar is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.

It looks like John Bravo has been cut.
Lesnar missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Bravo is looking to improve his position.
Bravo on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bravo has his hands clasped together around Lesnar's back. He's all about the action.
Bravo is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Bravo is in trouble now - Lesnar has advanced to mount!
Bravo wants to hold on but Lesnar pushes him away.
A nice elbow there by Lesnar.
Lesnar scoring with strikes but Bravo is staying in there.
Bravo can't escape the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Lesnar lands a big elbow.
Lesnar landing punches.

Bravo is rocked!
Oooh a big shot lands for Lesnar! Bravo is out! The ref dives in to save him from more punishment!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:32 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Mark Lesnar!
Mark Lesnar retains his heavyweight title!
A less than humble Mark Lesnar 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: Syn 598     
Date:   Oct 07, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Ramon Gracie (ranked 62 p4p, 9 weight class) and Yamato Take (ranked 106 p4p, 19 weight class). Gracie comes to the cage accompanied by Jiu Jitsu: Vai Finaliza!. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

180 cm
33
180 lbs
29 - 8 - 0
179 cm
35
181 lbs
19 - 2 - 0
BJJ Red Belt
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Freebok (85% Laundry)

Riner Clothing and Laundry (85%)



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 29 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Ramon Gracie!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Yamato Take!
The judges for this bout are Paul Tew, Daniel Bishop and James Atkins.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Take jabs at Gracie's body.
Gracie wants to clinch.
Gracie doesn't manage to clinch there - Take circles away.
Take is looking to chop away at Gracie's legs.
Take slips under a jab from Gracie.
Both fighters circling a little - Take finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Take misses with a straight right.
Gracie definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.

Take gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.
Take controlling the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gracie is pushing down on Take's leg trying to pass to half guard. Take is fighting to maintain full guard but Gracie has managed to sneak the leg through.
Take wants to control but Gracie is keeping busy.
Gracie landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Gracie has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Take wants to improve his position but Gracie is controlling well.
Gracie with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.

Gracie is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Take trying to control from the bottom.
Take tries to roll over but Gracie keeps him under control.
Gracie is trying to control the action in half guard but Take is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Gracie perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
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.
Take controlling the position for now.
Gracie sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Take defending well though.
Take is not content to let Gracie control the position.
Gracie is looking to advance position but Take won't allow it.
Gracie throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Gracie trying to mount his opponent but Take defends it.
Take is trying to maintain the position but Gracie is very close to passing his half guard.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Gracie lands a front kick.
Take displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Gracie.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Take misses with a looping right.
Gracie tries to counter with a takedown but Take is quick to defend against it.
Gracie throws a lazy body kick
and Take counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Take has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Take throws a shot to the body.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Take checks a leg kick.
Gracie avoids a kick to the body.
Gracie turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Gracie tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Take defends well and Gracie ends up having to push Take into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Take misses with a low kick.
Take throws a wild body kick that Gracie sees coming a mile off.
Gracie feinted with a counter takedown.
Take throws a hook but Gracie avoids it easily.
Gracie keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Take swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Gracie throws a leg kick that misses.

Gracie scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Take is looking to control Gracie's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Take avoid being mounted?
This has been an exciting period of action!
Take is trying to get back to full guard.
Gracie wants to lay and pray for a moment but Take keeps working.
Gracie tries to pass the half guard into mount. Take knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Take wants to get back to full guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Gracie is nestled in close to Take, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Gracie looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Gracie uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Take.
Gracie throws a jab but it's blocked by Take.
Gracie takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.

Gracie has closed the distance and engaged Take in a clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Gracie.
Gracie lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Take.
Gracie lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Gracie scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Gracie blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Take blocks a punch to the side of the head.

Gracie pulls guard effortlessly.
Gracie trying to keep a closed guard but Take is proving a slippery customer.
Take trying to control but Gracie is working from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Take controls the pace of the fight for a moment.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Gracie throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Take trying to control but Gracie is working from the bottom.
Take is stalling in the full guard.
Take stopping the sweep attempt from Gracie.

Gracie looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Take passes into half guard.
Gracie slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.

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.
Take trying to control but Gracie is working from the bottom.
Gracie is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Gracie lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Take manages to get to full guard.
Gracie trying to control the position from guard on top but Take is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Take trying to keep a closed guard but Gracie is proving a slippery customer.
Gracie works a leg free and moves into half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gracie prevents Take from improving his position.
Ground and pound from Gracie.
Take is trying to control but can't.

Gracie is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Take has managed to free his arm - good work.
Gracie looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Gracie has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Gracie content just to control the position here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gracie lands a couple of good shots and Take has given up his back, trying to escape the position!
Gracie gets his hooks in and is throwing strikes.
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 has his opponent's back and is working for the choke.
Take tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Gracie trying to control but Take is having none of it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ramon Gracie dominated that second round.
That's time! Back to the action! So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.


A swing and a miss from Take.
Gracie blocks the body kick.
Gracie tries to counter with a takedown but Take is quick to defend against it.
Gracie fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Take checks it well.
Gracie throws a quick inside leg kick.
Take lands a jab to the head.
A solid leg kick lands there for Take.
Take works Gracie's body with a nice hook.
Take throws a nice inside leg kick.
Take takes a swing at Gracie's ribcage but misses.

Gracie drives through and clinches with Take against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A short right from Gracie.
Take swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A nice right hand lands inside from Take.
A shot in the inside from Gracie.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Take throws a punch but it's blocked by Gracie.
Take misses with a hook from the clinch.
Gracie slows down the pace here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Take creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Take lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Gracie just leaning against Take, taking a breather.
Gracie blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Gracie jumps guard but Take turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Gracie lands a shot to the body.
Take misses with a punch on the inside.

Gracie jumps guard and drags Take to the mat. He's obviously going to be looking for submissions off his back.
Gracie looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Gracie keeping moving, preventing Take from controlling successfully.
Gracie looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Gracie is working hard here to advance position.
Take trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Ramon Gracie is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gracie tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Take trying to control but Gracie is working from the bottom.
Gracie manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Take manages to get himself to full guard.

Gracie trying to control but Take is working from the bottom.
Take has his hands on Gracie's head, controlling the position.
Gracie with a nice head shot there.
Gracie wants to control from the top but Take keeps moving.
Gracie is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Take can do to turn this around?
Take seems keen to control Gracie's posture.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gracie is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Take keeping moving, preventing Gracie from controlling successfully.
Gracie is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Take is pulling down on Gracie's head. It's preventing any offense from Gracie, at least for the moment.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Take throws a body kick, spinning off balance

and Gracie counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Take keeping control of the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Take wants to control but Gracie is keeping busy.
Take controlling the position well.
Take tries to roll over but Gracie keeps him under control.
Gracie wants to lay and pray for a moment but Take keeps working.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Take tries to get to full guard but Gracie has control of the leg.
Yamato Take has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

Gracie seems to be looking for submissions.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 30:27
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 30:27
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 30:27

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

Ramon Gracie decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
Yamato Take was interviewed post fight and said 'Good fight buddy.'.
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Event: MMAHelsinki - 14     
Date:   Oct 06, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Paul Murhaa (ranked 131 p4p, 19 weight class) and Patrick Seery (ranked 337 p4p, 42 weight class). Seery has chosen An Irish Pub Song as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

169 cm
25
146 lbs
16 - 0 - 0
175 cm
36
147 lbs
30 - 6 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Paul Murhaa!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Patrick Seery!
The judges for this bout are Tarja Halkonen, Johanna Lukiainen and Marco Blurström.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Murhaa avoids the body shot from Seery.
Murhaa slips under a jab.
Murhaa connects with a leg kick. Seery looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Seery uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Murhaa.
A looping hook to the body misses from Seery. Murhaa does a little dance to reset his feet.
Murhaa throws a jab when Seery was well out of range.
Murhaa comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Seery throws out a powerful jab.
Murhaa looks to land a body kick but Seery moved away.
Murhaa throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Seery throws a looping overhand right but Murhaa ducks down to avoid it.
Murhaa takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Patrick Seery seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Murhaa throws a lazy right hand but Seery sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Seery closes the distance and lands a one-two.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Seery throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A jab from Seery finds it's way through Murhaa's defenses.
Murhaa has been working on his boxing with his coaches at ~T~ Troid - Gym in the buildup to the fight.
Seery dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Murhaa lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Seery misses with a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seery throws a right hand that misses
and Murhaa cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Seery throws a big shot that misses.
Seery swings for the body but Murhaa moves out of range.
Seery lands a right hook to the body.
Seery changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Murhaa throws a hook but Seery blocks it.
Murhaa moves out of range of the strikes.
Murhaa misses with a body shot.
Murhaa slips under a jab from Seery.
Murhaa is looking to counter with a body kick.
Seery sizes up Murhaa with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Murhaa loads up on a big right hand but Seery slips the punch.
Murhaa misses the jab.
Seery throws the left hand but Murhaa avoids the punch easily.
Seery throws a body punch but Murhaa moves out of range.
Seery ducks under a wild hook from Murhaa.
A nice side step and Seery releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Murhaa lands with an uppercut that bounces Seery off the cage and back into range.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Seery slips under a jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa wants to slow Seery down by chopping away at his legs.
Seery chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Murhaa can pounce on him.
Seery slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
The fighters circling - Murhaa throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Murhaa throws a hook but Seery avoids it easily.
Seery takes a swing at Murhaa's ribcage but misses.
A slow jab from Murhaa misses its intended target.
Seery stuns Murhaa with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Seery lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Murhaa moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Murhaa misses with an uppercut. Seery saw that one coming.
Seery connects with the punch.
Murhaa throws an overhand right that lands on Seery's shoulder, as Seery tries to avoid the shot.
Murhaa takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Seery blocks a head kick by Murhaa.
Seery looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Murhaa avoids the body shot from Seery.
Seery misses with a looping left.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa throws a shot from downtown. Seery moves away and avoids it.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Murhaa.
Seery moves out of range as Murhaa strikes.
Murhaa throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Murhaa takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Seery avoids the body shot from Murhaa.
A little jabbing left from Seery on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Seery comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Murhaa takes one to the chin there.
A telegraphed right hand from Seery misses the target.
Seery swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Murhaa appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Murhaa takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Murhaa tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Seery is able to avoid easily.
Seery avoids the body shot from Murhaa.
Seery takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Both fighters circling a little - Murhaa finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Seery misses with a shot to the body
and Murhaa counters with a nice body kick.
Seery throws out a loose jab but Murhaa uses good head movement to avoid it.
Seery scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seery fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Murhaa manages to avoid it.
Nice defenses there by Murhaa.
Murhaa misses with a kick to the body.
Seery throws a jab when Murhaa was well out of range.
Murhaa keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Seery.
Seery paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Murhaa's jab looks to have found its range, popping Seery under the eye.
Murhaa is looking to slow Seery down with leg kicks.
Seery stuns Murhaa with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Seery throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Murhaa.
Murhaa defending well as Seery loads up on a big left hand.
It looked like Murhaa was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Murhaa lands a lovely overhand right.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A jab from Seery finds it's way through Murhaa's defenses.
Murhaa swings for the body but Seery moves out of range.
Seery swinging wildly here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Murhaa walks into a jab.
Seery misses with a looping left.
Murhaa throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Nice body punch from Seery.
Seery throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Murhaa doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Seery keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Murhaa.
Murhaa steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Seery.
Murhaa ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Seery has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Seery connects with a body shot that sends Murhaa's belly button to the back.
Seery uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Murhaa.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Seery misses with a series of wild punches.
An attempted straight right counter from Murhaa misses the target.
Seery throws a jab when Murhaa was well out of range.
Murhaa throws an overhand right that lands on Seery's shoulder, as Seery tries to avoid the shot.
A big left from Seery misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa throws a big shot that misses.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Murhaa might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Seery misses with a body shot.
Murhaa shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Seery eats them both and turns towards Murhaa to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.

It looks like Patrick Seery has been cut.
Murhaa looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Murhaa thumps Seery with a low kick.
Murhaa thuds his shin into the meat of Seery's side.
Seery throws out a loose jab but Murhaa uses good head movement to avoid it.
Seery throws a looping overhand right but Murhaa ducks down to avoid it.
Murhaa walks into a jab.
Murhaa uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Seery.
Murhaa lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Murhaa throws a predictable looking body shot
and Seery counters with a stiff right hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A big right from Murhaa misses.
Murhaa throws a head kick that misses.
Seery let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Seery misses the shot to the body.
Seery throws a nice looking combination but Murhaa bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Seery connects with a jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seery just misses with a punch to the body.
Seery lands with a shot to the body.
Seery fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Murhaa manages to avoid it.
It looked like Murhaa was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Seery.
Murhaa fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Seery manages to avoid it.
Murhaa avoids the body shot from Seery.
Murhaa connects with a single shot there.
Seery takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Nice body punch from Seery.
Seery keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Seery swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Murhaa keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Seery scores with a decent looking hook.
A slow jab from Murhaa misses its intended target.
Murhaa tests Seery's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Patrick Seery seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Seery looks to land a combination but Murhaa avoids it well.
Murhaa throws a body shot but no joy.
Murhaa cracks the inside of Seery's front leg.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Seery swings for the body but Murhaa moves out of range.
Decent striking displayed by Seery there.
Murhaa misses with an uppercut
and Seery counters with a nice uppercut.
Murhaa looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Murhaa buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Seery tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Murhaa was well out of range. Poor timing from Seery.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Seery, as that shot connected.
Murhaa blocks a jab.
Seery blocks the body kick.
Murhaa lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Seery at a distance.
Murhaa takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Murhaa has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
Murhaa finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Murhaa misses the shot to the body.
Murhaa scores with a leg kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Murhaa throws a body shot but no joy.
Murhaa displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Seery throws out the jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A swing and a miss from Seery.
Murhaa looks for the body kick but Seery saw that one coming.
Murhaa misses with a low kick.
Murhaa throws out a loose jab but Seery uses good head movement to avoid it.
Seery throws a lazy uppercut

and Murhaa counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Murhaa.

Seery breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Murhaa connects with a solid leg kick.
Seery throws a hook but Murhaa avoids it easily.
Seery's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Seery misses with a looping left.
Murhaa takes a shot to the body in his stride.
A jab from Seery misses.
Seery looks to score with a jab to the body but Murhaa is just out of range.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
No joy there for Murhaa, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Seery connects with a body shot that sends Murhaa's belly button to the back.
Murhaa looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
A swing and a miss from Murhaa.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Seery lands with a nice body punch.
Seery slips under a jab from Murhaa.
Seery avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
It seemed like Seery was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Seery blocks a low kick nicely.
Seery misses with a body shot.
Seery scores with a jab to the jaw.
Murhaa walks into a stiff left hand from Seery.
Murhaa wants to land a leg kick but Seery is out of range.
A head kick by Murhaa misses
and Seery counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Seery gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Murhaa.
Seery cracks Murhaa with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Murhaa loads up on a big right hand but Seery slips the punch.
Murhaa throws a half hearted mid kick.
Seery looks to land a left hand but Murhaa moved out of range nicely.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Murhaa.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Seery connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Murhaa momentarily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seery scores with a jab to the jaw.
Murhaa looks to throw the jab but Seery is out of range.
Seery lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Seery on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Murhaa misses with a wild body shot.
Seery now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Murhaa swings widly with a right hand
and Seery counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Murhaa swinging wildly here.
Seery closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
A slow jab from Seery misses its intended target.
Murhaa drops his hands momentarily and Seery takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Seery misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Murhaa.
Seery bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Seery digs a good hook to Murhaa's body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Seery tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Murhaa was well out of range. Poor timing from Seery.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nice defenses there by Murhaa.
Seery blocks a jab.
Seery misses with a right hand
and Murhaa counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Seery throws out a loose jab but Murhaa uses good head movement to avoid it.
Murhaa throws a wild body kick that Seery sees coming a mile off.
Good leg kick by Murhaa there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Seery throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Murhaa sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Seery throws a looping overhand right but Murhaa ducks down to avoid it.
A big right from Murhaa misses.
Seery throws a counter combo.
Seery takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Murhaa misses with a looping right.
Murhaa walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Seery checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Seery throws out a counter right but Murhaa avoids it with no problem.
Seery fails to land with a series of punches.
Seery getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Murhaa misses with a body shot.
Seery cracks Murhaa with an open hand slap.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Seery. Murhaa does a little dance to reset his feet.
Seery cracks a nice hook into Murhaa's ribs.
Seery throws a right and a left that Murhaa avoids nicely.
Seery fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Murhaa throws a leg kick but Seery sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Murhaa misses with a left hand
and Seery counters with a straight right hand.
A telegraphed right hand from Seery misses the target.
Murhaa throwing a counter right hand but Seery manages to avoid it.
Nice cross by Seery.
Murhaa swinging wildly here.
It seemed like Seery was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Murhaa keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Seery throws a shot from downtown. Murhaa moves away and avoids it.
Murhaa throws a hook but Seery avoids it easily.
Murhaa slips a straight right by Seery.
Seery ducks under a wild hook from Murhaa.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
That kick from Murhaa tenderised Seery's leg. Seery is trying to keep his angry face on.
Seery moves out of range as Murhaa strikes.
Seery scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Murhaa doesn't seem bothered though.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Murhaa throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Seery.
A jab lands there for Seery.
Seery misses with a body shot.
Murhaa misses with the body kick
and Seery counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Seery avoids a kick to the body.
A leg kick checked by Seery.
Murhaa drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Seery sizes up Murhaa with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Murhaa staying out of range there.
Murhaa misses with a kick to the body
and Seery counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Murhaa takes a swing at Seery's ribcage but misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A big left from Murhaa misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Seery throws a nice looking combination but Murhaa bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Murhaa takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Murhaa stalks Seery and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Seery's face. Seery staggers backwards, shaken.
Seery throws an off balance right hand
and Murhaa counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Nice body kick from Murhaa.
Seery throws a body shot but no joy.
Murhaa misses with a lunging right hand
and Seery counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
The crowd cheers as Murhaa lands an impressive looking overhand right. Seery doesn't seem phased though.
Murhaa turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Seery moves away from the strike by Murhaa.
Murhaa misses with a leg kick
and Murhaa takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Seery moves out of range as Murhaa strikes.
Seery fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Murhaa manages to avoid it.
Murhaa looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Seery throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Seery bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Murhaa's head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa avoids the body shot from Seery.
Murhaa uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Seery.
Seery misses with a hook.
It looked like Murhaa wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Seery lands a lovely overhand right.
Murhaa looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
A nice combination there by Seery.
Murhaa avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Seery tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Murhaa was well out of range. Poor timing from Seery.
Murhaa looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Murhaa lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Sloppy strikes from Murhaa. Those never looked like landing.
Murhaa throws a nice inside leg kick.
Seery scores with a jab to the head.
Seery uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Murhaa throws a lazy uppercut
enabling Seery to counter with a crisp jab.
A slapping leg kick lands for Murhaa.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seery scores with a jab. Murhaa acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Seery lands with a nice body punch.
Seery throws a body punch but Murhaa moves out of range.
Murhaa throws a poor cross that misses
and Seery counters with a nice uppercut.
A head kick from Murhaa lands but Seery takes it in his stride.
Murhaa misses with a body shot.
Seery unleashes a big counter combination but Murhaa bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Murhaa misses with a leg kick
and Murhaa takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Murhaa walks into a straight right hand from Seery.
Seery checks a leg kick.
Seery dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Seery uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Murhaa.
Seery swings for the body but Murhaa moves out of range.
Seery uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Murhaa.
Seery keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Seery lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Seery dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Seery has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Seery takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Murhaa throws a nice outside leg kick.
Seery swings away with a body shot that misses
and Murhaa counters with a nice kick to the body.
Seery moves out of range of the body kick.
Seery moves out of range of the body kick.
Seery looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Murhaa throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Seery counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Seery lands a nice hook to Murhaa's body. Murhaa takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Murhaa feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Seerys jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Seery connects with a good right hand that stumbles Murhaa. Murhaa circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Seery moves forwards but Murhaa connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Murhaa misses with a leg kick.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Seery misses with an uppercut. Murhaa saw that one coming.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seery throws out a loose jab but Murhaa uses good head movement to avoid it.
Murhaa works the jab nicely.
Seery walks into a jab.
Seery thuds a left hand into Murhaa's body.
Seery connects with a right hand. Murhaa shakes it off.
Seery swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Murhaa misses with a body shot.
Seery throws a jab but it's blocked by Murhaa.
Seery looks to land a left hand but Murhaa moved out of range nicely.
Seery swings for the body but Murhaa moves out of range.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Murhaa.
Murhaa throws a leg kick but Seery moved away.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Murhaa scores with a nice strike.
Seery misses the shot to the body.
Murhaa 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.

A close fourth round but Patrick Seery will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Patrick Seery'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. This is the final round!


Seery is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Murhaa.
Seery scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Seery bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Murhaa's head.
Seery on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Seery connects with a single shot there.
Nice uppercut there from Seery.
Seery throws a lazy right hand but Murhaa sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Seery lands with a nice body punch.
Seery works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Murhaa misses with an uppercut. Seery saw that one coming.
Murhaa walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Murhaa drops his hands momentarily and Seery takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Seery staying out of range there.
A lazy body kick from Murhaa
and Seery counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Murhaa misses with a hook
and Seery counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Seery looks to score with a jab to the body but Murhaa is just out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seery throws a body shot but no joy.
Murhaa tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Seery looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Seery cracks a nice hook into Murhaa's ribs.
Seery stuns Murhaa with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Seery swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Seery scores with a hook.
Murhaa misses with an uppercut.
Murhaa tries to land a leg kick but Seery saw it coming and moves away.
A nice side step and Seery releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Seery pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Seery is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Murhaa.
Seery moves forwards but Murhaa connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Murhaa has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Murhaa there as he acknowledges the shot.
Murhaa ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Murhaa misses with a lunging right hand
and Seery cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seery fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Murhaa manages to avoid it.
Murhaa throwing a counter right hand but Seery manages to avoid it.
Murhaa slips a straight right by Seery.
Seery shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A chopping leg kick lands by Murhaa.
Murhaa cracks the inside of Seery's front leg.
Seery displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Murhaa throws out the jab.
Murhaa tries a low kick but Seery avoids it.
Seery connects with a nice looking jab.
Murhaa looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Seery has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Murhaa.
Seery throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Murhaa throws a series of punches but Seery moves out of range.
Seery keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
A looping hook to the body misses from Seery. Murhaa does a little dance to reset his feet.
Murhaa scores with a leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seery swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Seery shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Murhaa throws a nice outside leg kick.
Murhaa misses with a hook.
A telegraphed right hand from Murhaa misses the target.
Murhaa misses with a left hand
and Seery counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Murhaa throws a body punch but Seery moves out of range.
Murhaa tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Seery was well out of range. Poor timing from Murhaa.
Seery displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Murhaa slips a jab from Seery.
Murhaa moves out of range of the strikes.
Murhaa pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Seery throws a hook but Murhaa blocks it.
Seery misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Murhaa.
Murhaa misses with a hook
letting Seery counter with a right hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa loads up on a big right hand but Seery slips the punch.
Seery lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Murhaa attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Seery throws a jab but it's blocked by Murhaa.
As Seery tries to get set, Murhaa tries to push him back and clinch up but Seery manages to avoid the attempt.
Seery with a hook.
Seery on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Murhaa misses with a looping right.
Seery thuds a left hand into Murhaa's body.
Seery ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Murhaa moves away.
Murhaa misses with an uppercut. Seery saw that one coming.
Murhaa misses with a looping left.
Murhaa tries to close the distance and clinch but Seery swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Murhaa misses with a low kick.
A nice side step and Seery releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Murhaa's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Seery connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Murhaa scrambles back to his feet.
Paul Murhaa has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Seery digs a good body shot into Murhaa's ribs.

And that's the end of the fight!
Patrick Seery comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Seery 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 Tarja Halkonen scores the fight 45:50
Judge Johanna Lukiainen scores the fight 45:50
Judge Marco Blurström scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Patrick Seery!

Patrick Seery 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.
In defeat, Paul Murhaa stepped up to the mic, saying 'vittu'.
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
87%

 

Event: MMAHelsinki - 13     
Date:   Sep 30, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Mitsugu Takeishi (ranked 2500 p4p, 110 weight class) and Bubba Barzilla (ranked 4797 p4p, 175 weight class). Barzilla has chosen Ima Boss as his entrance music. Mitsugu Takeishi has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

185 cm
24
323 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
201 cm
25
300 lbs
2 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Granite chin
BJJ Blue Belt
Decent boxing
Likes musicals

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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 2 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 2 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Bubba Barzilla!
The judges for this bout are Anni Minnemäki, Roosa Järviläinen and Ben Zyskovitsi.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Barzilla will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Takeishi tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Barzilla manages to circle out of the way.
Takeishi avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Barzilla looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Takeishi is fending him off so far but Barzilla persists. Nope, Takeishi circles away and we're back to standing.
Barzilla rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Takeishi moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Barzilla doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Barzilla just misses with a punch to the body.
Takeishi is looking to counter the offense by Barzilla and move into the clinch.
Barzilla throws a right and a left that both miss.
Takeishi slips a jab and a cross from Barzilla.
Barzilla throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Takeishi lands with a cross.

Takeishi closes the distance and pushes Barzilla back into the cage.
Takeishi will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Barzilla up against the cage.
A nice left hand lands by Takeishi.
Barzilla looks winded!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A short right from Takeishi.
Barzilla takes a shot to the head.
Barzilla tries a body shot but Takeishi blocks it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Takeishi lands a big right hand that drops Barzilla! The killer instinct kicks in and Takeishi finishes his opponent with a series of strikes from mount. A dominating finish by Takeishi!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:11 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Mitsugu Takeishi!
After the fight, Mitsugu Takeishi 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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mgr
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RATING
68%

 

Event: Syn 597     
Date:   Sep 29, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Daniel Larusso (ranked 212 p4p, 28 weight class) and Archie Griffiths (ranked 399 p4p, 50 weight class). Larusso's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Glory of love. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

170 cm
38
144 lbs
42 - 24 - 1
175 cm
32
147 lbs
16 - 5 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Zenith Nutrition (160q/$200)
Aspire Clothing

THE END 32
Arcticus University: London



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 42 wins, 24 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Daniel Larusso!
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, Archie Griffiths!
The judges for this bout are James Ackerman, Donald Grub and Andrew Berry.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Larusso stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Griffiths.
Griffiths throws a body punch but Larusso moves out of range.
Larusso throws a body shot but no joy.
Larusso lands an overhand right.
Daniel Larusso seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Larusso waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Griffiths.
Larusso looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Larusso tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Larusso loads up on a big right hand but Griffiths slips the punch.
Griffiths misses with an attempted mid kick.
Larusso uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Griffiths.
Larusso with a hook.
Griffiths misses with a body shot.
Larusso is looking to counter with a body kick.
Griffiths cracks Larusso with a good jab.
Griffiths connects with a right hand. Larusso shakes it off.
Larusso throws a big shot that misses.
Griffiths let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Griffiths swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Larusso.
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!
Both fighters circling a little - Griffiths finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Larusso lands the left hand.
Griffiths lands a nice shot to the body.
Larusso misses with an uppercut.
Larusso is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Griffiths.
Jab, jab by Griffiths - just one landing.
Griffiths is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Larusso rather than just go for the knockout.
Larusso throws a nice inside leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Griffiths misses with an uppercut.
Griffiths bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Larusso throws a shot from downtown. Griffiths moves away and avoids it.
Griffiths is looking to slow Larusso down with leg kicks.
Larusso throws a leg kick
and Griffiths counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Larusso throws a shot from downtown. Griffiths moves away and avoids it.
A jab lands there for Griffiths.
Larusso throws a hook but Griffiths avoids it easily.
Larusso throws a jab when Griffiths was well out of range.

Griffiths rushes Larusso and presses him up against the cage.
Griffiths taking a breather.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Griffiths.
Larusso landing knees to the head.

It looks like Archie Griffiths has been cut.
Larusso is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Griffiths is defending well for now.
Griffiths lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Larusso or not.
Larusso swings wildly with an uppercut but Griffiths uses good head movement to avoid it.
Larusso has a couple of punches blocked by 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 taking a breather.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Larusso stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.

Larusso breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Larusso lands with a thumping leg kick.
Griffiths looks to land a right hand but Larusso moved out of range.
Larusso checks a leg kick.
Larusso walks into a left hand.
Larusso lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Griffiths pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Griffiths on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Larusso. Larusso obviously looking to wear him down.
Larusso looks to score with a jab to the body but Griffiths is just out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Griffiths. Larusso does a little dance to reset his feet.
Griffiths avoids the body shot from Larusso.
Griffiths finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Larusso throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Griffiths stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Griffiths takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Larusso motions for Griffiths to come forward. Larusso throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Griffiths drops his hands momentarily and Larusso takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Larusso throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Larusso, right into the meat.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths moves out of range as Larusso throws a body kick.
Griffiths misses with a wild body shot.
Larusso throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
The fight stays on the outside here - Griffiths looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Larusso with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Larusso throws an overhand right that lands on Griffiths's shoulder, as Griffiths tries to avoid the shot.
Nice shot lands for Larusso.
Griffiths uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Larusso.
Griffiths moves out of range as Larusso throws a body kick.
Larusso ducks under a wild hook from Griffiths.

Griffiths moves into the clinch.
Griffiths is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Larusso throws a knee to the head but misses.
Larusso trying to land knees to the body.
Griffiths throws a head punch that misses.
Griffiths softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A right handed body shot lands from Griffiths.
Griffiths is pushing Larusso up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Griffiths scores with a shot to the side of Larusso's head.
Larusso misses with a punch on the inside.
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 avoiding damage as Larusso throws knees to the body.

Griffiths's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Griffiths moves out of range of the leg kick from Larusso.
Griffiths throws a half hearted mid kick.
Griffiths throws a big shot that misses.
Larusso misses with a low kick.
Nice body kick from Larusso.
Larusso walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Larusso missing with a left hand there. Griffiths was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Griffiths slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Larusso avoids the head kick by Griffiths.
Larusso just misses with a punch to the body.
Griffiths scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Griffiths lands a jab to Larusso's midsection.
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 Daniel Larusso will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Archie Griffiths's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Griffiths checks the leg kick nicely there.
Larusso checks a leg kick.
Griffiths avoids the body shot from Larusso.
Griffiths has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Larusso.
Griffiths throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Larusso sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Larusso swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Griffiths looks for the body kick but Larusso saw that one coming.
Larusso throws a leg kick but Griffiths moved away.
Griffiths lands a nice shot that snaps Larusso's head back.
Larusso throws an off balance right hand
letting Griffiths counter with a right hand.
Larusso throws a wild body kick that Griffiths sees coming a mile off.
Nice uppercut lands for Larusso. That snapped Griffiths's head back.
Larusso moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Larusso stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Griffiths.
Griffiths connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Griffiths scores with a leg kick.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Griffiths misses with a low kick.
Larusso bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Larusso feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Larusso scores with a nice strike.
A big right from Griffiths misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Larusso throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Larusso throws a low kick but Griffiths avoids it.
Griffiths throws a body shot but no joy.
Both fighters circling a little - Larusso finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Larusso scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Nice uppercut lands for Griffiths. That snapped Larusso's head back.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Larusso checks a leg kick.
An attempted straight right counter from Larusso misses the target.
Larusso looking to land some kicks to the body here.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Griffiths avoids the head kick by Larusso.
Larusso missing with a left hand there. Griffiths was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
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.
Larusso takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Larusso turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Griffiths cracks a nice hook into Larusso's ribs.
Griffiths misses with a hook. Larusso ducked under it nicely.
Griffiths scores with a kick to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Griffiths scores with a nice head shot.
Griffiths throws a jab but it's blocked by Larusso.
Griffiths takes one on the chin but seems OK.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths looks to throw the jab but Larusso is out of range.
Larusso is looking to land body kicks.
Griffiths attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Griffiths is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Griffiths throws a front kick that sends Larusso stumbling back into the cage.
Larusso throws a leg kick that is checked

and Griffiths holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Larusso lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Griffiths backwards.
Larusso blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Griffiths breaks the clinch.
A head kick misses from Griffiths.
Larusso lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Larusso bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Griffiths throws a nice outside leg kick.
Larusso checks the leg kick.
Larusso attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Larusso fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Griffiths is out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Griffiths walks into a straight right hand from Larusso.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Larusso, right into the meat.
Griffiths slips under a jab.
Larusso pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Griffiths takes a swing at Larusso's ribcage but misses.
Larusso ducks under a wild hook from Griffiths.
Larusso connects with a solid leg kick.
Larusso takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Griffiths slips under a jab.
Griffiths displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Larusso throws out the jab.
Griffiths stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Larusso.
Larusso on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
A head kick by Larusso misses
and Griffiths counters with a nice kick to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Larusso. Griffiths does a little dance to reset his feet.
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 throws a body kick that misses.
Griffiths throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Griffiths throws a jab when Larusso was well out of range.
Griffiths swings for the body but Larusso moves out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
An inside leg kick lands from Griffiths.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Larusso lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Griffiths has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Griffiths and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Larusso ducks under a wild hook from Griffiths.
Larusso lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Larusso blocks the body kick.
Griffiths takes one to the side of the head.
Griffiths misses with a low kick.
Larusso connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Griffiths throws a sloppy head kick and Larusso moves out of range easily.
Larusso looks to throw the jab but Griffiths is out of range.
Griffiths throws a head kick that misses.
Griffiths uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Larusso.
Griffiths is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Larusso.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Larusso staying out of range there.
Larusso is looking to counter punch.
Decent striking displayed by Griffiths there.
Larusso misses with a body kick.
Larusso lands with an overhand left.
A big right from Larusso misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Archie Griffiths will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Archie Griffiths's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Larusso misses with an uppercut. Griffiths saw that one coming.
Griffiths misses with a wild body shot.
Archie Griffiths seems to be getting the better of the standup.
A solid body kick from Larusso.
Griffiths's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Griffiths throws a hook but Larusso blocks it.
Larusso tried to counter with a leg kick but Griffiths avoided it.
Griffiths shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Griffiths connects with an inside leg kick.
Larusso steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Griffiths.
It looked like Larusso wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Larusso avoids the head kick by Griffiths.
Griffiths missing with a left hand there. Larusso was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Larusso misses with a straight right.
Griffiths throws a solid leg kick but Larusso takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Griffiths.
Larusso throws a big counter combination but Griffiths scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Griffiths throws a leg kick but Larusso sees it coming and moves out of range.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Larusso.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Larusso is looking to slow Griffiths down with leg kicks.
Griffiths throws out a loose jab but Larusso uses good head movement to avoid it.
The fighters circling - Larusso throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Larusso throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Griffiths sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Larusso fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Griffiths checks it well.
Griffiths chopping away at his opponent's legs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Larusso misses with a low kick as Griffiths jumps back.
Griffiths misses with an uppercut.
Larusso tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Griffiths was well out of range. Poor timing from Larusso.
Larusso throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Griffiths looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Griffiths thuds his right hand into Larusso's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
A looping hook to the body misses from Larusso. Griffiths does a little dance to reset his feet.
A head kick by Larusso misses
and Griffiths counters with a nice body shot.
Larusso throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Griffiths on the side of the head.
Griffiths slips under a jab.
Larusso is looking to land body kicks.
Griffiths slips under a jab from Larusso.
Larusso throws the left hand but Griffiths avoids the punch easily.
Larusso throws an overhand right that lands on Griffiths's shoulder, as Griffiths tries to avoid the shot.
Larusso throws a wild body kick that Griffiths sees coming a mile off.
Griffiths tried to score with a low kick but Larusso checks it.
Griffiths throws a push kick but Larusso slaps the foot to one side.
Griffiths lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
An inside leg kick from Larusso misses.
Griffiths shapes to counter with a head kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Griffiths, right into the meat.
Griffiths tries to clinch but Larusso is having none of it.
Griffiths moves away from the strike by Larusso.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Larusso finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Larusso pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Larusso takes a swing at Griffiths's ribcage but misses.
A bone on bone clash there as Griffiths blocks the leg kick.
Griffiths wants to counter with a clinch but Larusso pushes him away.
Larusso fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Griffiths is out of range.
Griffiths fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Larusso is out of range.
Griffiths lands with a right hand.
Griffiths checks a low kick from Larusso.
A clash of legs there as Griffiths blocks the low kick.
Griffiths on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Larusso throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Griffiths moves away from the strike by Larusso.
Larusso 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 uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Larusso.
Larusso checks the leg kick nicely there.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Griffiths, right into the meat.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Larusso pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Griffiths takes a swing at Larusso's ribcage but misses.
Griffiths slips a jab from Larusso.
Larusso takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Griffiths throws a hook but Larusso blocks it.
Larusso looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Griffiths fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Larusso.
Griffiths tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Griffiths throws a sloppy head kick and Larusso moves out of range easily.
Griffiths fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Larusso has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Larusso throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Larusso checks a leg kick.
Larusso goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Larusso misses with a straight left.
Larusso displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Griffiths throws out the jab.
A solid leg kick lands there for Larusso.
Larusso misses with an uppercut.
Larusso throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Griffiths stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Griffiths connects with a leg kick. Larusso looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Larusso throws a hook but Griffiths avoids it easily.
Griffiths steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Larusso. That one must have hurt.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Griffiths looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Griffiths looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Griffiths scores with the left hand. Larusso knows he should have avoided that one.
Griffiths darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Griffiths throws a low kick but it's checked well by Larusso.
Larusso attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Griffiths! But no joy.
Larusso dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
A head kick misses from Larusso.
Griffiths tries a head kick but it misses.
Griffiths moves out of range of the body kick from Larusso.
Griffiths misses with a double jab.
Larusso throws a low kick but Griffiths avoids it.
Larusso pivots, looking for a leg kick but Griffiths is out of range and Larusso settles back down.
Larusso looks to land a right hand but Griffiths moved out of range.
Griffiths only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Griffiths throws a looping overhand right but Larusso ducks down to avoid it.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Larusso.

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 Daniel Larusso.
I think Larusso has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 30:28
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 30:27
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 29:29

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Daniel Larusso!

Daniel Larusso very nearly forgot to thank Zenith Nutrition (160q/$200) amongst all the excitement of his win but just as the interview came to a close, he screamed their name. Hopefully he'll get a few nice freebies in the mail as a thank you.
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Event: UCF 3: Immortal Combat     
Date:   Sep 22, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Biff Raper (ranked 2046 p4p, 200 weight class) and Mark Lesnar (ranked 232 p4p, 29 weight class). Raper comes to the cage accompanied by Torso fuck - Raped by Elephants. Mark Lesnar is the more experienced fighter, so let's see if that makes a difference tonight.

193 cm
19
255 lbs
3 - 2 - 0
185 cm
27
285 lbs
13 - 2 - 0
BJJ White Belt
Lethal high kicks
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Counter fighter
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, for the heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Biff Raper!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Mark Lesnar!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Sam Margolis and Colin Fotheringham.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Raper misses with a hook.
And Lesnar tries to counter it with a takedown but Raper pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Raper misses with a head kick.
Biff Raper seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Lesnar keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Raper.
Raper throws a head kick but Lesnar moves out of range.
Lesnar tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
We've been told by Raper's head coaches at Chris Leben KO Academy that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.

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

It looks like Mark Lesnar has been cut.
Raper throws a body kick despite being completely out of range

so Lesnar counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Lesnar is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Lesnar working some strikes from top position.
Lesnar is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Raper is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Lesnar postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Lesnar engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Lesnar has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Lesnar cracks Raper with a solid left hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lesnar content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Lesnar's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Lesnar prevents Raper from getting back to his feet.
Raper wants to get back to his feet but he's too absorbed in his own little project and Lesnar manages to pass to side control.
Lesnar winds up and cracks Raper with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Raper tries to push off, looking to stand up, but Lesnar manages to move to mount!
Raper trying desperately to get to his feet.
Lesnar with shots to the head and body - Raper looks very uncomfortable down there.
Raper knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Lesnar on the ground.
Lesnar in mount throwing good strikes here, bouncing his opponent's head off the canvas.
Raper is really trying hard to get back to his feet.
Lesnar landing shots from mount.
Lesnar raining down hammerfists from mount.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Raper is trying to get back to his feet but can't.
Raper takes a big shot to the head but keeps on trying to improve his position.
Lesnar working Raper over with strikes here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Raper is trying to escape but when you're mounted that's not too easy.
Lesnar has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Raper's face.

Raper is rocked!
Raper trying desperately to get to his feet.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Lesnar lands a couple of good shots and Raper has given up his back, trying to escape the position!
Lesnar is landing with strikes from the back.
Oh Raper is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Lesnar throwing strikes from the back - he gets a warning from the referee for striking the back of the head but all these shots are hurting Raper!
Lesnar lands a series of strikes from the back and Raper goes limp! The ref jumps in to save him!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:42 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Mark Lesnar!
Mark Lesnar is the new heavyweight champion!
Mark Lesnar bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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Event: NJMMA XS 12     
Date:   Sep 16, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Ruben Gracie (ranked 2385 p4p, 263 weight class) and Ares Zylo (ranked 1377 p4p, 166 weight class). Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!

185 cm
22
200 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
188 cm
22
200 lbs
6 - 4 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Dangerous knees
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Ruben Gracie!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Ares Zylo!
The judges for this bout are Reed Andrews, Columbo Gatti and Russell Pearce.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Zylo just misses with a punch to the body.
A big left from Zylo misses.
Gracie moves out of range of the strikes.
Gracie changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Zylo loads up on a big right hand but Gracie slips the punch.
Nice defenses there by Gracie.
Zylo throws a body shot but no joy.
Zylo lands with a nice body punch.
Zylo throws a good cross that connects.
Gracie tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Zylo swivels and escapes.
Gracie definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Zylo swings for the body but Gracie moves out of range.
Gracie cracks Zylo with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A combination from Gracie does no damage.
Gracie just misses with a punch to the body.

Gracie closes the distance and clinches.
Gracie can't find room to land a body shot as Zylo controls the action.
Gracie tries a body shot but Zylo blocks it.
Zylo is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Gracie is defending well for now.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Zylo crunches a lovely knee into Gracie's ribcage.
Zylo landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
Zylo misses with a knee to the head.
Gracie looking for a takedown.
Gracie blocking some punches.
Zylo lands with a light punch inside.
Zylo scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Zylo landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Gracie is breathing heavily.
Zylo lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Zylo misses with a hook to the ribs.
Zylo manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Gracie takes a shot to the head.
Zylo with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Zylo scores a nice knee to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Zylo using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Zylo with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Zylo works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
A shot in the inside from Zylo.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Zylo scores with a shoulder strike.
Gracie tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Zylo lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Zylo scores with a nice hook to the head.
Zylo taking a breather.
Gracie tries a body shot but Zylo blocks it.
A knee to the head by Zylo.

It looks like Ruben Gracie has been cut.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Zylo obliges.
Zylo lands with a right to the head.
Zylo is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Gracie is defending well for now.
Zylo misses with a knee strike.
Zylo scores a nice knee to the body.
A nice right hand lands inside from Zylo.
Zylo working Gracie over with knees to the body.
Zylo lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Gracie backwards.
Zylo connects with a knee to the head.
Zylo trying to land knees to the body.
Zylo blocks an uppercut.
Gracie works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
A knee to the head by Zylo.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Zylo taking a breather.
Gracie takes a knee right on the jaw!
Zylo scores with a shoulder strike.
Zylo throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Gracies head.
Zylo working Gracie over with knees to the body.
Zylo lands a right hand.
Zylo misses with a knee strike.
Zylo misses with a knee to the head.
Zylo lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Gracie backwards.
Zylo lands a left hand.
Zylo lands a knee to the head.
Zylo is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Zylo lands a right hand that snaps the head of Gracie backwards.
Zylo lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Gracie backwards.
Zylo looking to throw knees to the head but Gracie is blocking nicely.
Zylo tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Zylo is leaning against Gracie and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Zylo tries a knee to the head but Gracie blocks it.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Zylo misses with the head strike.
Gracie tries to stall but Zylo uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Zylo missing with knees to the body.
Gracie doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Gracie misses with a punch on the inside.
Zylo lands a knee to the body.
Zylo tries a knee to the head but Gracie blocks it.
Nice body punch from Gracie.
Gracie tries to throw a body punch but Zylo avoids it by throwing Gracie back against the cage.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Zylo tries a body shot but Gracie blocks it.
Zylo is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Gracie is defending well for now.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ares Zylo dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Ruben Gracie's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Zylo defending well as Gracie loads up on a big left hand.
Gracie moves out of range of the strikes.
A swing and a miss from Zylo.
Gracie tries to counter with a takedown but Zylo is quick to defend against it.
Gracie fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Zylo manages to avoid it.
Zylo looks to throw the jab but Gracie is out of range.
Gracie pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Gracie throws a hook but Zylo avoids it easily.
Gracie drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
A jab lands there for Zylo.
Zylo has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Gracie lands the left hand.
Ares Zylo seems to be getting the better of the standup.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Zylo tries to close the distance and clinch but Gracie swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Ares Zylo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Gracie has Zylo up against the cage in a clinch.
Gracie misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Gracie lands a shoulder strike.
Zylo landing knees to the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Zylo looking to slow down the pace here.
Zylo unloads a knee to the mid-section.
Zylo lands a hook to the side of the head.
Zylo scores a nice knee to the body.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Zylo lands a left hand that snaps the head of Gracie backwards.
Zylo misses with a knee strike.
Gracie doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Gracie working aggressively here.
Gracie goes for a takedown in the clinch but Zylo prevents it.
Zylo softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
A shot in the inside from Zylo.
Gracie throws a head punch that misses.
Zylo swings wildly with an uppercut but Gracie uses good head movement to avoid it.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Ares Zylo seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Zylo taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
Gracie tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Zylo scores with a knee to the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Zylo misses with a hook to the ribs.
Gracie misses with some punches.
A right hand to the body from Gracie.
Zylo scores with a shot to the side of Gracie's head.
Gracie tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Zylo's elbow.
Zylo with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Gracie creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
A right hand to the body from Gracie.
Gracie managing to block the knees to the body from Zylo.
Gracie is trying to stall.
Zylo lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Gracie tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Zylo lands a nice knee to the body.
Gracie can't get the takedown.
Gracie tries to work over Zylo's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Gracie doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Zylo blocks a body shot from Gracie.
Gracie looking to slow down the pace here.
Zylo scores with a knee to the head.
Zylo lands a right hand that snaps the head of Gracie backwards.
Zylo lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Zylo lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Zylo lands with a right to the head.

Gracie is rocked!
Zylo lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Gracie backwards.
Oh Gracie is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Zylo lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Gracie backwards.
Zylo pushes Gracie against the cage. Zylo is working some dirty boxing. Zylo pushes off with a quick right hook! Gracie goes down! Gracie tries to stand but stumbles back to his kness! Zylo moves in to finish and the ref steps in to prevent any more damage!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:39 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Ares Zylo!
A victorious Ares Zylo thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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Event: NJMMA XS 11     
Date:   Sep 09, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Ruben Gracie (ranked 4150 p4p, 420 weight class) and Rocky Baxter (ranked 2775 p4p, 303 weight class). Ruben Gracie has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

185 cm
22
200 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
185 cm
22
188 lbs
5 - 3 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
Lethal high kicks
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Ruben Gracie!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Rocky Baxter !
The judges for this bout are Eddie Farnsworth, John Kavanagh and Russell Pearce.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Baxter walks into a stiff left hand from Gracie.

It looks like Rocky Baxter has been cut.
Gracie misses with a looping left.
Gracie jabs Baxter to the body, keeping him at a distance.
A decent looking cross lands there for Gracie.
Baxter 's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Baxter duly obliges.
Gracie looks to throw the jab but Baxter is out of range.
A little jabbing left from Baxter on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Nice uppercut lands for Gracie. That snapped Baxter 's head back.
Rocky Baxter seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Gracie looks to score with a jab to the body but Baxter is just out of range.
Baxter throws a head kick that misses.
Jab from Gracie.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Gracie loads up on a big right hand but Baxter slips the punch.

Gracie clinches.
Good body shot from Gracie.

Gracie gets control of Baxter 's arms and successfully pulls guard. Gracie will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.

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

Baxter avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Gracie had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Baxter defends it easily.

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

Gracie working for a triangle but Baxter defends it easily.
Gracie working a defensive guard here.
Baxter really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Gracie. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Baxter looking to pass the guard.

Gracie is looking for a triangle but Baxter pushes his legs off easily.
Baxter pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Gracie is keeping the position for now.
Gracie seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.

Gracie looks to be working for a triangle here. Oh, it looks like he might have it! Baxter has picked Gracie up and slammed him! Gracie can't keep hold of the triangle and Baxter manages to pass to side control!
Gracie manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!
Baxter gets full guard.
Gracie forces his way into half guard.
Gracie passes to side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gracie has knee on belly and moves into mount.
Baxter is looking to improve his position but Gracie isn't that keen on the idea.
Gracie mounts Baxter ! Really nice guard pass there!
Baxter is in all sorts of trouble here.
Gracie wants to control the pace but Baxter is squirming around nicely.
Gracie moves to the back.

Gracie has his opponent's back and is working for the choke.
Gracie seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Baxter showing good submission defense here.

Gracie is working for the rear naked choke. He has one arm under the chin but Baxter has hold of the other arm. A bit of a stalemate here.
Baxter covering up well and avoiding damage.
I really don't envy Baxter right now.
Gracie is looking cool and calm here, just waiting for a good opportunity to attack and finish the fight from this dominant position.
Gracie's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ruben Gracie dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Rocky Baxter 's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


The fight stays on the outside here - Gracie looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Baxter throws a lazy head kick

and Gracie counters with a nice double leg into guard.

Baxter looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Gracie passes Baxter 's right leg, so he's now in half guard.

Gracie in half guard on the top. He's looking for a kimura... He's got it locked and he's managed to free his trapped foot. Baxter tries to escape but it's on too tight and he has to tap! Great BJJ skills there from Gracie!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:42 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Ruben Gracie!
A relieved looking Ruben Gracie 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: NJMMA 67     
Date:   Sep 01, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between John Braddock (ranked 185 p4p, 18 weight class) and Like Boss (ranked 509 p4p, 53 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.

185 cm
29
285 lbs
14 - 1 - 0
198 cm
22
266 lbs
10 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, John Braddock!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Like Boss!
The judges for this bout are Steve Montenegro, Franklyn Lucas and Anthony Taglia.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Boss misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Braddock.
John Braddock seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Boss scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Boss showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Braddock.
Braddock throws a jab but it's blocked by Boss.
Braddock looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Braddock throws a poor cross that misses
and Boss counters with a nice uppercut.
Braddock is looking to clinch but Boss is avoiding it.
Braddock tries to clinch but Boss moves out of range.
A little jabbing left from Boss on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Braddock throws a body shot but no joy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Boss swings for the body but Braddock moves out of range.
Boss throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Braddock is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Boss.
Braddock slips a straight right by Boss.
Braddock throws a combination that misses
and Boss connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Boss just misses with a punch to the body.
Braddock fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Boss manages to avoid it.
Nice defenses there by Boss.
Braddock tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Boss manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Boss has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Braddock tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Boss was well out of range. Poor timing from Braddock.
Braddock ducks under a wild hook from Boss.
Braddock stuns Boss with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Boss lands a glancing blow to the side of Braddock's head.
Braddock takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Braddock scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Boss takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Braddock ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Boss moves away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Boss thows a left - swing and a miss!
Braddock is looking to wear down Boss with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Braddock missing with a left hand there. Boss was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Boss swings away with a body shot that misses
and Braddock counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Boss throws a body shot but no joy.
As Boss tries to get set, Braddock tries to push him back and clinch up but Boss manages to avoid the attempt.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Braddock looks to land a right hand but Boss moved out of range.
Braddock keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Boss.
Boss lands a glancing blow to the side of Braddock's head.
Boss throws a shot from downtown. Braddock moves away and avoids it.
Boss swings for the body but Braddock moves out of range.
Boss misses with a left hand
and Braddock counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Braddock tries to clinch but Boss is having none of it.
The fighters circling - Boss throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Boss throws a shot to the body.
Boss throws a hook to the side of Braddock's head but Braddock sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A quick step to the side and Braddock tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Boss misses with a body shot.
Good shot there by Braddock.
Braddock misses with a body shot.
A countering left hand to the body from Boss misses.
Boss avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Braddock connects with a right hand. Boss shakes it off.
Boss getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Braddock swings for the body but Boss moves out of range.
Braddock misses with a wild body shot.
Boss throws a series of punches but Braddock avoids them all with ease.
Boss throws a hook but Braddock avoids it easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Braddock throws out a loose jab but Boss uses good head movement to avoid it.
Boss looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Braddock misses with a body shot.
Boss keeps the fight on the outside.
Boss swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Braddock, as that shot connected.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A punch lands to the side of Braddock 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Boss throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Braddock ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.

Braddock has taken the fight to the clinch.
Boss struggles to land a body shot inside as Braddock controls his hands.
Braddock misses with a hook to the ribs.
Boss tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Boss lands a body punch.
Braddock blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Braddock misses with a hook from the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Like Boss dominated that round.
That's time! Braddock's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


A jab from Boss finds it's way through Braddock's defenses.
Braddock ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Braddock moves out of range as Boss strikes.
Boss throws a big shot that misses.
Boss throws a jab when Braddock was well out of range.

Boss gets tackled into the cage by Braddock. Braddock maintains the clinch.
Braddock working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Braddock tries to work over Boss's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Braddock lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Braddock.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Boss lands an uppercut.
Braddock wants to break free but Boss has control.
Boss lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Braddock blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Braddock tries to work over Boss's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Boss working aggressively here.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Braddock blocking some punches.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Braddock blocks a body shot from Boss.
Braddock can't find room to land a body shot as Boss controls the action.
Boss lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Braddock backwards.
Boss tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Braddock's elbow.
Braddock lands a shot to the body.
Boss tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Braddock tries to break the clinch but Boss is controlling the position.
A head punch on the inside from Boss fails to land.

Braddock manages to break the clinch.
Braddock pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Braddock tries to clinch but Boss moves away
and Boss counters with a nice uppercut.

It looks like John Braddock has been cut.
A looping hook to the body misses from Braddock. Boss does a little dance to reset his feet.
Boss uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Braddock.
Braddock steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Boss.
Boss punishes Braddock's body with a nice straight punch.
Boss gets cracked there but stands up to it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Braddock throws a right hand that Boss ducks under and follows up with a left that Boss also avoids with ease.
A nice side step and Boss releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
A jab from Braddock misses.
Braddock bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Boss throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Braddock sees it coming and avoids it easily.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Boss misses with a looping left.
Braddock thuds a left hand into Boss's body.
Braddock tests Boss's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Braddock scores with the left hand. Boss knows he should have avoided that one.
Braddock scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Braddock is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Boss.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Braddock pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Boss pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Braddock misses the body punch
and Boss counters with a nice uppercut.
Braddock lands with a nice body punch.
Braddock's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Boss connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Braddock scrambles back to his feet.
Like Boss seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Boss throws a body shot but no joy.
Braddock tries to move into range but Boss moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Boss throws a lazy uppercut

and Braddock counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Boss.
Boss misses with a hook to the ribs.
Boss is leaning against Braddock and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Boss has a couple of punches blocked by Braddock.
Boss blocks an uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Boss misses with some punches.
Boss misses with a hook from the clinch.
Braddock lands with a right to the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Boss throws a punch but it's blocked by Braddock.
Braddock lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Boss backwards.
Boss goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Boss misses with a punch to the body.
Braddock lands a body shot.
Boss is breathing heavily.
Boss tries a body shot but Braddock blocks it.
Braddock can't find room to land a body shot as Boss controls the action.
Boss tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A right handed body shot lands from Boss.

Braddock's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Braddock swings for the body but Boss moves out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Boss! But no joy.
Braddock swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Boss throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Braddock counters with a nice uppercut.
Braddock dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that John Braddock will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on John Braddock's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Boss takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Boss connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Braddock momentarily.
Braddock throws out a powerful jab.
Boss throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Braddock on the side of the head.
Braddock fails in his attempt to clinch.
Braddock takes a swing at Boss's ribcage but misses.
Boss looks to land a right hand but Braddock moved out of range.
Boss connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Braddock momentarily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Braddock's corner calls for a 1-2. Braddock obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Braddock scores with a shot to the body.
Braddock rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Braddock takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Braddock takes one on the button.
Boss is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Boss just misses with a punch to the body.
Braddock scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Nice defenses there by Braddock.
Braddock throws a series of punches but Boss avoids them all with ease.
Boss lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Braddock throws a big shot that misses.
Braddock ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Boss moves away.
Boss throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A looping hook to the body misses from Boss. Braddock does a little dance to reset his feet.
Boss throws a jab but it's blocked by Braddock.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fighters circle momentarily. Braddock darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Boss misses with a hook. Braddock ducked under it nicely.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Braddock.
Braddock steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Boss.
Boss misses with a wild body shot.
Braddock looks to score with a jab to the body but Boss is just out of range.
Braddock scores with a hook to the body. Boss takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Boss takes a body punch but keeps moving.

Braddock gets a clinch.
Boss misses with the head strike.
Boss tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Boss misses with some punches.
Boss has a couple of punches blocked by Braddock.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Braddock breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Boss throws a jab when Braddock was well out of range.
Braddock misses with a hook.
Boss throws an off balance right hand

and Braddock counters by moving into the clinch.
Boss tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Braddock's elbow.
Boss lands an uppercut.
Boss throws a punch but it's blocked by Braddock.
A shot in the inside from Boss.
Braddock blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Stalling in the clinch from Braddock.
Braddock lands with a short shot to the head.
Come on Braddock - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Braddock lands with a short shot to the head.
Boss blocks a body shot from Braddock.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Boss.
Boss tries a body shot but Braddock blocks it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A shot in the inside from Boss.
Boss swings wildly with an uppercut but Braddock uses good head movement to avoid it.
Boss works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
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!
Boss lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Boss prevents a body shot from Braddock.
Boss fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Boss lands an uppercut.
Braddock's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Boss lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Boss misses with a body punch.
Boss misses with the head strike.
Boss blocks an uppercut.
Boss throws a head punch that misses.
Braddock tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Boss working aggressively here.
Boss prevents a body shot from Braddock.
Boss lands with a right to the head.
A left hand lands to the body for Braddock.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Like Boss just about did enough to take it.
The cut man is working on John Braddock's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Braddock just misses with a punch to the body.

Braddock has Boss up against the cage in a clinch.
Boss has a couple of punches blocked by Braddock.
Boss tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Braddock's elbow.
Braddock misses with a body punch.
Boss misses with a punch to the body.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Braddock creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Braddock tries to throw a body punch but Boss avoids it by throwing Braddock back against the cage.
Boss misses with a short punch on the inside.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Braddock creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Boss misses with a punch to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Boss creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Braddock lands with a right to the head.
Boss blocking some punches.
Boss throws a punch but it's blocked by Braddock.
Boss throws a head punch that misses.
A short left from Boss.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Braddock lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Boss lands with a right to the head.
Boss tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Braddock blocks a body shot from Boss.
Braddock's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Boss works on Braddock's body with a couple of short punches.
Boss working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Boss misses with some punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Braddock.
Boss lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Braddock tries to break free but Boss pushes him back against the cage.
Braddock blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Boss doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Braddock digs a right hand underneath Boss's ribcage. Boss let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Boss is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Braddock misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Braddock tries a body shot but Boss blocks it.
Like Boss seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Boss blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Braddock blocks an uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Boss lands a body shot.
A short uppercut from Boss.
Boss throws a punch but it's blocked by Braddock.
Braddock works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
This has been an exciting period of action!
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Boss.
Boss swings wildly with an uppercut but Braddock uses good head movement to avoid it.
Boss blocks a body shot from Braddock.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Boss as Braddock tries to tie him up.
Braddock swings wildly with an uppercut but Boss uses good head movement to avoid it.
Boss softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Boss doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Braddock lands a right hand that snaps the head of Boss backwards.
Braddock makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Braddock trying to control the position but instead, Boss has worked for underhooks and has pushed Braddock into the cage.
Braddock can't find room to land a body shot as Boss controls the action.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Boss lands a left hand that snaps the head of Braddock backwards.
Boss misses with a punch to the body.
Braddock trying to stall but Boss improves his position.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Braddock.
Boss working aggressively here.
A right hook to the body lands for Boss.
Boss lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Braddock takes a shot to the head.
Boss tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Boss lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Braddock misses with a hook to the ribs.
Boss throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Braddocks head.
Braddock misses with a punch to the body.
Braddock tries to work over Boss's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Boss lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Braddock is leaning against Boss and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
The referee calls for Braddock to work.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Boss misses with a punch to the body.
Boss throws a head punch that misses.
Boss can't find room to land a body shot as Braddock controls the action.
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!
Boss keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Braddock's efforts to push away.
Boss scores with a nice hook to the head.
Boss lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Braddock is looking to control Boss's arms but Boss gets an underhook and turns him. Now Braddock has his back to the cage.
Braddock blocking some punches.
Braddock prevents a body shot from Boss.
Boss lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Boss lands a right hand that snaps the head of Braddock backwards.
Braddock swings wildly with an uppercut but Boss uses good head movement to avoid it.
Boss throws a punch but it's blocked by Braddock.
Boss misses with the head strike.
Braddock doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Like Boss dominated that fourth round.
The cut man is working on John Braddock's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


Braddock lands a jab to Boss's midsection.
A looping hook to the body misses from Boss. Braddock does a little dance to reset his feet.
Braddock throws a predictable looking body shot
and Braddock takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Braddock getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Braddock throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

Braddock clinches up against the cage.
Boss prevents a body shot from Braddock.
Boss misses with a short punch on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Boss softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Boss scores with a shot to the side of Braddock's head.

Braddock is rocked!
Boss misses with a punch on the inside.
Oh Braddock is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Braddock blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A short body shot lands from Boss as the two fighters clinch.
Braddock seems to have got his legs back now.
Braddock is trying to push Boss away but Boss has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Boss goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Boss misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Braddock scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Boss misses with a punch to the body.
Boss tries to throw a body punch but Braddock avoids it by throwing Boss back against the cage.

Braddock manages to break the clinch.
Boss throws a shot from downtown. Braddock moves away and avoids it.
Braddock waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Boss.
Nice defenses there by Boss.
Boss doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Boss ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Braddock misses with a telegraphed body shot
letting Boss counter with a right hand.
Boss is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Braddock.
Braddock ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Boss moves away.
It seemed like Boss was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Braddock tries to clinch but Boss is having none of it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Braddock shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Boss eats them both and turns towards Braddock to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Braddock feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Bosss jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Braddock lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Braddock takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.
Boss clobbers Braddock with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Like Boss is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
A slow jab from Braddock misses its intended target.
Boss thuds a left hand into Braddock's body.
Braddock takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Boss throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Braddock throws a body shot but no joy.
Braddock bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
John Braddock has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Boss defending well as Braddock loads up on a big left hand.
Boss looks to throw the jab but Braddock is out of range.
Boss looks to score with a jab to the body but Braddock is just out of range.
Braddock throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
The fighters circling - Braddock throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Braddock slips under a jab.
Boss connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Braddock's hands.
Boss ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
A slow jab from Boss misses its intended target.
Boss misses with a looping left.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Boss connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Braddock gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Braddock swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Braddock looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Braddock takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Boss circles away from the clinch attempt
and Boss counters with a stiff right hand.
Boss misses with a body shot

and Braddock counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Boss prevents a body shot from Braddock.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Boss lands with a right to the head.
Braddock wants to break the clinch but can't.

And that's the end of the fight!
Like Boss comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Boss 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 Steve Montenegro scores the fight 47:48
Judge Franklyn Lucas scores the fight 46:49
Judge Anthony Taglia scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Like Boss!

Like Boss 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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FIGHT
RATING
64%

 

Event: Syn 593     
Date:   Sep 01, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Orlando Diggs (ranked 7 p4p, 1 weight class) and Ramon Gracie (ranked 22 p4p, 5 weight class). Diggs comes to the cage accompanied by KING of the FALL. Gracie is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Jiu Jitsu: Vai Finaliza!. 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.

184 cm
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174 lbs
32 - 12 - 0
180 cm
32
180 lbs
29 - 7 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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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 32 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Orlando Diggs!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Ramon Gracie!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Phil Schofield and Daniel Bishop.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Diggs tries to land a front kick but Gracie steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.

Gracie gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Diggs can't find room to land a body shot as Gracie controls the action.
Diggs lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Gracie.
Gracie stalls.
I was talking to Diggs's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Diggs throws an elbow but it misses.
Diggs lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Gracie or not.
Diggs pushes Gracie back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Diggs lands a body shot.
Diggs struggles to land a body shot inside as Gracie controls his hands.
Gracie trying to control the position but instead, Diggs has worked for underhooks and has pushed Gracie into the cage.
Gracie wants a takedown but no success here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diggs lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Gracie is pushing Diggs up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Gracie takes an elbow to the temple.

It looks like Ramon Gracie has been cut.
Diggs lands a left hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gracie throws a punch but it's blocked by Diggs.
Diggs blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Gracie is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
Diggs blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Gracie can't get the takedown.
Gracie leaning against his opponent.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Gracie.
Diggs misses with the head strike.
Gracie tries to stall but Diggs uses the opportunity to gain a better position.

Diggs's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Diggs throws a body kick that misses.
Diggs throws out a loose jab but Gracie uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gracie checks a leg kick nicely.
Gracie tries to land a front kick but Diggs steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
A little feinted left hand from Diggs on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gracie misses with a body kick.
Diggs throws out a loose jab but Gracie uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gracie shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Orlando Diggs has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ramon Gracie.
Diggs scores with a decent looking hook.
Diggs looks to throw the jab but Gracie is out of range.
Diggs's corner calls for a 1-2. Diggs obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Orlando Diggs seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Gracie finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Diggs swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Gracie.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Diggs.
Gracie uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Diggs.
Gracie feints the counter takedown.
A jab from Diggs misses.
Diggs throws a nice outside leg kick.
Diggs will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Diggs ducks under a wild hook from Gracie.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gracie walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Diggs checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Diggs throws the left hand but Gracie avoids the punch easily.
Gracie changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Diggs throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Diggs sets himself, and Gracie steps forward looking for the clinch! Diggs avoids it this time.
Diggs lands a slapping body shot.
Gracie fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Diggs is out of range.
Diggs throws a jab when Gracie was well out of range.
Gracie throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Diggs 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 wants to clinch up but Diggs keeps it at a distance.
A big left from Diggs misses.
Diggs digs a good hook to Gracie's body.
A big right from Diggs misses.
Diggs scores with a hook.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Good standup being displayed there by Diggs as he connects with a hook.
Diggs tries a head kick but it misses.
Diggs swings widly with a right hand

and Gracie counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Diggs!

Diggs bucks up and manages to escape back to his feet!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Gracie closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Diggs looking to land some kicks to the body here.
And Gracie tries to counter it with a takedown but Diggs pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Diggs thuds a left hand into Gracie's body.
Diggs throws a body shot but no joy.
Gracie on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Diggs uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Gracie.
Gracie scores with a shot to the body.
Diggs has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Gracie.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Orlando Diggs dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Ramon Gracie's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Diggs throws a leg kick

and Gracie counters with a single leg into guard. Diggs didn't expect that.
Diggs not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Gracie trying to control the position from guard on top but Diggs is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Gracie pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Diggs is keeping the position for now.
Gracie not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Gracie postures up.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gracie trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Diggs is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Gracie can do to turn this around?
Diggs is adopting a defensive guard.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs throws a lazy uppercut

and Gracie counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Gracie's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Gracie wants to control from the top but Diggs keeps moving.
Gracie passes into half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Gracie seems to be looking for submissions.
Diggs has his hands clasped together around Gracie's back. He's all about the action.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Gracie lands a nice short elbow.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs is staying active underneath Gracie, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Diggs is trying to get back to full guard.
Diggs is not content to let Gracie control the position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Gracie prevents Diggs from improving his position.
Gracie has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Gracie postures up and cracks his opponent a couple of times before moving back into close ground control. Diggs looks a forlorn figure.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs tries to lock up and control but Gracie gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Ramon Gracie has got the better of the ground game so far.
Gracie breaks from Diggs's wrist control and lands an elbow.
Gracie lands a heavy elbow.
Gracie looking to control but Diggs is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Gracie landing shots from mount.
The referee warns Diggs that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Gracie throwing strikes but Diggs recovers to half guard. A much better position.
Diggs is not content to let Gracie control the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gracie is just content to waste time from the top position. Diggs takes advantage of the situation and regains full guard.
Diggs has Gracie pulled in close to control his posture.
Gracie trying to control but Diggs is working from the bottom.
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.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Diggs is pulling down on Gracie's head to control his posture.
Gracie trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ramon Gracie showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Ramon Gracie's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!


Diggs throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Diggs takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Diggs with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Diggs throws an overhand right that lands on Gracie's shoulder, as Gracie tries to avoid the shot.
Gracie staying out of range there.
Nice body punch from Diggs.
A big left from Diggs misses.

Gracie has managed to clinch.
A right hand to the body from Diggs.
With the fighters up against the cage, Diggs throws an elbow but misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gracie is trying to maintain a safe position but Diggs gets an underhook and turns Gracie into the cage.
Gracie pushes Diggs back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Gracie has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Diggs seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Gracie can turn it around.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Diggs creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Gracie looking for a takedown.
Gracie swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Gracie misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Diggs escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Diggs scores with a leg kick.
Gracie looks to land a left hand but Diggs moved out of range nicely.
Gracie checks a leg kick nicely.
Diggs throws a right and a left that Gracie avoids nicely.
Gracie drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Diggs defends it well.
Diggs cracks a nice hook into Gracie's ribs.
Gracie uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Diggs.
Gracie throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
It looked like Diggs wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Diggs throws the kick towards the body but Gracie avoids it.
Gracie takes one to the side of the head.
Diggs circles away from the clinch attempt.
Gracie throws out a leg kick but Diggs moves out of range and Gracie only half commits.
Gracie shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs scores with a jab to the jaw.
Diggs throws a body kick that misses

and Gracie counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Diggs!
This has been an exciting period of action!

Gracie wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Diggs, who protects the arm well.
Gracie wants to take a breather but Diggs manages to regain guard - a lesson learnt for Gracie.
Gracie wants to pass the guard but Diggs is keeping the position.
Gracie passes easily into side control. Nice work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs regains half guard there - taking advantage of Gracie's attempt to lay and pray for a moment.
Gracie passes the guard and advances to mount!
Diggs sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
Gracie wants to lay and pray for a moment but Diggs keeps working.
Gracie throwing shots but Diggs is blocking nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gracie looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Diggs with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Gracie sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Diggs defending well though.
Diggs is refusing to be controlled, as Gracie sits in half guard.
Gracie is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Diggs is squirming around, avoiding Gracie's attempts to control the action.
Gracie thowing shots but they're missing.
Gracie landing strikes from the mount.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Orlando Diggs did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The cut man is working on Ramon Gracie'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.


Diggs goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Diggs throws a shot from downtown. Gracie moves away and avoids it.
Gracie tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Gracie slips under a jab.
Gracie avoids the head kick by Diggs.
Diggs throws an ugly left hook that misses

and Gracie decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Diggs's guard.
Gracie trying to control but Diggs is working from the bottom.
Diggs keeping full guard, as Gracie tries to pass.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gracie is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Gracie is fighting to break Diggs's control of his arms but Diggs is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Diggs preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs keeping moving, preventing Gracie from controlling successfully.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Gracie accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Diggs holds on and takes a little breather.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Gracie listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Diggs misses with an uppercut.
Diggs throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Gracie is looking to clinch but Diggs is avoiding it.
Gracie uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Diggs.
Diggs misses with a looping right.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Gracie avoids the body shot from Diggs.
Diggs throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Diggs throws a sloppy head kick and Gracie moves out of range easily.
Diggs lands with a nice body punch.
Gracie throws a push kick but Diggs slaps the foot to one side.
Diggs throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Diggs throws a series of punches but Gracie moves out of range.
Diggs connects with a body shot that sends Gracie's belly button to the back.
Diggs keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Gracie tries to close the distance and clinch up but Diggs swats him away and circles back towards the center.
A telegraphed right hand from Diggs misses the target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gracie waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Diggs.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Diggs crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Gracie - the referee stops the clock and Diggs gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Gracie. Diggs manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Gracie thumps Diggs with a low kick.
Gracie blocks a leg kick.
Gracie with the counter takedown but Diggs avoids it easily.
Diggs misses with a body kick.
Diggs throws a looping overhand right but Gracie ducks down to avoid it.
Diggs scores with a nice head shot.
Gracie moves out of range as Diggs strikes.
Diggs takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Diggs lands with a cross.
Gracie shoots in and drives through. Diggs sprawls well.
Diggs misses with a body kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs thows a leg kick but Gracie checks it

and Gracie counters with a nice double leg into guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Diggs working a defensive guard here.

Diggs 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 Diggs.
Gracie creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Diggs sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.

Gracie tries for a kimura but Diggs is defending well.
Gracie has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Diggs is trying to get back to half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Orlando Diggs will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Ramon Gracie'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. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Diggs misses with a hook.
Gracie pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Gracie fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Diggs is out of range.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Gracie checks a leg kick.
Diggs misses with a leg kick.
Diggs lands a really nice looking cross but Gracie seems unphased.
Diggs 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.
Gracie uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Diggs.
Gracie ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Diggs moves away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gracie uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Diggs.
Diggs misses with a hook.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Gracie, right into the meat.
Gracie takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs throws a hook to the side of Gracie's head but Gracie sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Diggs throws out a powerful jab.
Diggs ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Gracie moves away.
Diggs scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Diggs shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Gracie is looking to chop away at Diggs's legs.
Gracie tries to close the distance and clinch but Diggs swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Diggs throws a right hand that misses

and Gracie holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Gracie takes an elbow to the temple.
Diggs misses with the head strike.
Gracie changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Diggs fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Diggs scores with a nice head shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Diggs tries to keep at a distance but Gracie has taken the fight into the clinch.
Gracie stalling the fight.

Diggs manages to break the clinch.
Diggs throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Diggs takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Gracie slips under a jab.
Gracie ducks under a wild hook from Diggs.
This has been an exciting period of action!
An inside leg kick lands from Diggs.
Gracie takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Diggs throws the left hand but Gracie avoids the punch easily.
Diggs lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs misses with a telegraphed body shot

and Gracie moves into the clinch.
Still in the clinch, Diggs scores with a nice short uppercut.
Ramon Gracie has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Diggs misses with a hook to the ribs.
Gracie tries to throw a body punch but Diggs avoids it by throwing Gracie back against the cage.
Diggs can't find room to land a body shot as Gracie controls the action.
Gracie misses with a body punch.
Diggs takes a shot to the head.
Gracie content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Diggs working aggressively here.
Gracie tries to throw a body punch but Diggs avoids it by throwing Gracie back against the cage.
Diggs looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Diggs tries to work over Gracie's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

Diggs escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Diggs looks to score with a jab to the body but Gracie is just out of range.
Gracie feints the counter takedown.
Gracie wants to clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs throws a series of punches but Gracie moves out of range.
Diggs throws a leg kick that is checked

and Gracie counters with a takedown into side control.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Gracie fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Gracie working the head and body with strikes.
Diggs defending against the ground and pound.
Gracie working away.

Gracie goes for an armbar! This could be all over! Wait, no, Diggs rolls with the submission and now he's on top in Gracie's guard! Nice work there by Diggs!
Diggs is looking to stand up but Gracie won't let him.

Gracie is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Diggs defends well.
Gracie has a closed guard, preventing Diggs from standing up.

And that's the end of the fight!
Orlando Diggs showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Diggs 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 William Gold scores the fight 49:46
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 49:47
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 49:46

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Orlando Diggs!

Orlando Diggs retains his welterweight title!
After winning the bout, Orlando Diggs thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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Event: MMAHelsinki - 7     
Date:   Aug 31, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Suan Parades (ranked 3537 p4p, 134 weight class) and Mitsugu Takeishi (ranked 3985 p4p, 146 weight class). The key to victory for Suan Parades has got to be keeping the fight on the feet.

192 cm
25
265 lbs
2 - 1 - 0
185 cm
24
319 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
Decent wrestler
Solid boxing
Big heart
Good wrestler
Counter fighter
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Suan Parades!
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, Mitsugu Takeishi!
The judges for this bout are Johanna Lukiainen, Arvi Lind and Marco Blurström.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Parades swings widly with a right hand

and Takeishi moves into the clinch.
Parades tries a body shot but Takeishi blocks it.
Parades is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Takeishi is defending well for now.
Parades trying to land knees to the body.
Takeishi holding his opponent close, against the cage.
Takeishi throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Paradess head.
Takeishi throws a punch but it's blocked by Parades.

Parades's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Takeishi misses with a wild body shot.
Takeishi bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Parades's head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Parades slips under a jab from Takeishi.
Takeishi swats away the attempt to clinch by Parades.
Takeishi displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Parades throws out the jab.
Parades tries to clinch there but Takeishi circles away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Takeishi lands with a cross.
Parades on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Takeishi looks to land a right hand but Parades moved out of range.
Takeishi misses with a body shot.
Takeishi looks to land a left hand but Parades moved out of range nicely.
Parades lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Takeishi circles away quickly and effectively.
Takeishi wants to counter the offense by Parades and move into the clinch position.
We've been told by Parades's head coaches at Hardpunch (13 Elite / 1000$ that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Parades throws a right and a left that Takeishi avoids nicely.
Takeishi connects with the punch.
Takeishi slips under a jab.
Parades misses with a wild body shot.
Takeishi's coach down at Arcalimon Top Team was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Takeishi's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Parades tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Takeishi paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Parades tries to clinch up.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Takeishi fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Parades, pushing him back against the cage.
Parades has had enough of the clinch but Takeishi keeps him there for the moment.
Parades wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Takeishi lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Parades could do with losing a few pounds - he looks very soft around the mid section, to put it politely.
Parades tries to circle away but Takeishi has him pinned against the cage.

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

Parades is rocked!
Parades is breathing heavily.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Takeishi unloads with a big right hand that wobbles Parades! He's leaning against the cage trying to keep his feet but Takeishi is unloading with more strikes now! Parades drops to his knees and the referee stops the fight for a TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:33 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Mitsugu Takeishi!
In his post fight interview, Mitsugu Takeishi started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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Event: Syn 591     
Date:   Aug 19, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Archie Griffiths (ranked 194 p4p, 27 weight class) and Brody Kavanagh (ranked 404 p4p, 54 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

175 cm
31
147 lbs
16 - 4 - 1
174 cm
30
152 lbs
20 - 9 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

Arcticus University: London

Conviction



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Archie Griffiths!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 9 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Brody Kavanagh!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, Sam Margolis and Colin Fotheringham.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kavanagh takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Kavanagh throws a shot to the body.
Griffiths uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Kavanagh.
Kavanagh listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Kavanagh ducks under a wild hook from Griffiths.
Kavanagh swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Griffiths looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Kavanagh uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Griffiths.
Griffiths takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Kavanagh misses with a series of wild punches.
The fighters circling - Griffiths throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Griffiths throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Kavanagh throws a chopping leg kick but Griffiths manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Kavanagh swings for the body but Griffiths moves out of range.
Griffiths throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Griffiths gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Kavanagh.
Griffiths scores with a jab to the jaw.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Griffiths throws a chopping leg kick but Kavanagh manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Nice body kick there by Griffiths.
Kavanagh throws a body punch but Griffiths moves out of range.
Griffiths tried to counter with a leg kick but Kavanagh avoided it.
Kavanagh throws a big shot that misses.
Brody Kavanagh seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Griffiths throws a shot from downtown. Kavanagh moves away and avoids it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Griffiths tries to work over Kavanagh's front leg with a kick but Kavanagh checks it.
Kavanagh buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Kavanagh throws a jab but it's blocked by Griffiths.
Griffiths looks to land a left hand but Kavanagh moved out of range nicely.
Kavanagh looks to throw the jab but Griffiths is out of range.
Kavanagh throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Griffiths throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Kavanagh swings widly with a right hand
and Griffiths counters with an outside leg kick.
Griffiths throws a body shot but no joy.
Griffiths tests Kavanagh's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Griffiths throws a leg kick
and Kavanagh counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Kavanagh moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
The fighters circling - Kavanagh throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Griffiths misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Kavanagh lands with an uppercut that bounces Griffiths off the cage and back into range.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Griffiths fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Kavanagh is out of range.
Griffiths takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Griffiths throws a jab when Kavanagh was well out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kavanagh tests Griffiths's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Griffiths will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Griffiths scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Kavanagh misses with a low kick.
Griffiths paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Kavanagh misses with a straight left.
Griffiths throws a quick counter kick to the body but Kavanagh avoids it.
Kavanagh tried to score with a low kick but Griffiths checks it.
Kavanagh wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Good leg kick by Kavanagh there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Griffiths throws a hook but Kavanagh avoids it easily.
Kavanagh waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Griffiths.
Kavanagh takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Griffiths throws a jab when Kavanagh was well out of range.
Kavanagh throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Griffiths makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Griffiths misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kavanagh.
Griffiths fakes the leg kick and cracks Kavanagh in the body.
Kavanagh throws out a loose jab but Griffiths uses good head movement to avoid it.
Griffiths on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Griffiths moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kavanagh avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Griffiths feints and then cracks Kavanagh's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Kavanagh down.
Nice body punch from Kavanagh.
Kavanagh misses with a looping right.
A clash of legs there as Griffiths blocks the low kick.
A jab from Kavanagh misses.
A quick step to the side and Griffiths tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kavanagh takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Kavanagh throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Kavanagh cracks Griffiths with a right hand to the side of the head.
Griffiths lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Griffiths uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Kavanagh.
Griffiths misses with an uppercut.
Kavanagh slips under a jab from Griffiths.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Kavanagh! But no joy.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Kavanagh, right into the meat.
A nice inside leg kick there by Kavanagh. That's going to slow Griffiths down.
Kavanagh misses with a straight left.
Kavanagh lands a nice hook to Griffiths's body. Griffiths takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Griffiths misses with a low kick as Kavanagh jumps back.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths throws a hook but Kavanagh avoids it easily.
Kavanagh throws a shot from downtown. Griffiths moves away and avoids it.
Kavanagh stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Griffiths lands with an uppercut that bounces Kavanagh off the cage and back into range.
Kavanagh moves out of range of the body kick.
Kavanagh let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Kavanagh throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Griffiths counters with a stiff right hand.
Some bone on bone action there as Griffiths checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
A little feinted left hand from Griffiths on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
A clash of legs there as Kavanagh blocks the low kick.
Kavanagh tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Griffiths is able to avoid easily.
Griffiths throws a quick counter kick to the body but Kavanagh avoids it.
Griffiths misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Griffiths misses with a few strikes there.
Griffiths takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Kavanagh is looking to score with low kicks.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kavanagh scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Griffiths sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Kavanagh looks to land a body kick but Griffiths moved away.
Griffiths throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Griffiths fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Brody Kavanagh will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Kavanagh waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Griffiths.
Griffiths thinks about countering with a body kick.
Kavanagh looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Kavanagh throws a hook but Griffiths avoids it easily.
Griffiths throws a hook to the side of Kavanagh's head but Kavanagh sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A telegraphed right hand from Kavanagh misses the target.
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 ducks under a wild hook from Kavanagh.
Griffiths was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Kavanagh is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Griffiths.
That kick from Kavanagh tenderised Griffiths's leg. Griffiths is trying to keep his angry face on.
Griffiths swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Griffiths is looking to slow Kavanagh down with leg kicks.
Griffiths takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Kavanagh blocks a jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Griffiths missing with a left hand there. Kavanagh was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Kavanagh connects with a good right hand that stumbles Griffiths. Griffiths circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Kavanagh throws a leg kick
and Griffiths counters with an outside leg kick.
Kavanagh throws a front kick aimed at Griffiths's knee but Griffiths avoids it well.
Griffiths scores with a kick to the midsection.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Griffiths tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kavanagh was well out of range. Poor timing from Griffiths.

That's one minute 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.
Kavanagh waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Griffiths.
Kavanagh will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Kavanagh doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Griffiths has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
A big right from Kavanagh misses.
Griffiths fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kavanagh manages to avoid it.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Griffiths, right into the meat.
Griffiths fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kavanagh manages to avoid it.
Griffiths with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Kavanagh to score with a decent uppercut.
Griffiths takes a swing at Kavanagh's ribcage but misses.
Kavanagh swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Griffiths throws a sloppy head kick and Kavanagh moves out of range easily.
Griffiths misses with a leg kick
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Griffiths swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Griffiths looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Griffiths throws an off balance right hand
letting Kavanagh counter with a right hand.
Griffiths looks to throw the jab but Kavanagh is out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fighters circling - Kavanagh throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Nice defenses there by Griffiths.
Kavanagh is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
The crowd cheers as Griffiths lands an impressive looking overhand right. Kavanagh doesn't seem phased though.
Kavanagh cracks Griffiths with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
A solid body kick from Kavanagh.
Griffiths fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Kavanagh swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Griffiths.
Kavanagh lands a nice shot that snaps Griffiths's head back.
Kavanagh waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Griffiths.
Griffiths appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Good shot there by Kavanagh.
Kavanagh wants to land a leg kick but Griffiths is out of range.
Kavanagh connects with a leg kick. Griffiths looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Brody Kavanagh seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Kavanagh swings widly with a right hand
and Kavanagh takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Kavanagh tried to score with a low kick but Griffiths checks it.
Kavanagh throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Kavanagh lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Kavanagh tried to score with a low kick but Griffiths checks it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths lands a nice shot to the body.
Griffiths tries to score with a low kick but Kavanagh moves his leg out of the way.
Kavanagh uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Griffiths.
Griffiths throws a jab when Kavanagh was well out of range.
Kavanagh misses with a two punch combination.
Griffiths connects with the punch.
Kavanagh looks to land a left hand but Griffiths moved out of range nicely.
Griffiths is looking to counter punch.
Kavanagh throws a hook but Griffiths blocks it.
Griffiths fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Kavanagh throws a shot from downtown. Griffiths moves away and avoids it.
Kavanagh throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Griffiths sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kavanagh misses with a wild body shot.
Kavanagh throws a looping overhand right but Griffiths ducks down to avoid it.
Griffiths misses with a straight left.
Kavanagh ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Griffiths moves away.
Griffiths has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Kavanagh.
Kavanagh is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Griffiths.
A little feinted left hand from Griffiths on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Griffiths throws out a token jab with nothing on it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kavanagh throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kavanagh avoids the head kick by Griffiths.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A telegraphed right hand from Kavanagh misses the target.
Griffiths connects with a high kick.
Kavanagh ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Griffiths moves away.
Kavanagh is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Griffiths.
Kavanagh cracks Griffiths with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Griffiths throws a wild body kick that Kavanagh sees coming a mile off.
Griffiths swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Kavanagh.
Kavanagh works the jab nicely.
Kavanagh lands a jab to Griffiths's midsection.
A big left from Kavanagh misses.
Kavanagh avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kavanagh fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Griffiths has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Kavanagh goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Kavanagh tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Griffiths is looking to counter punch.
Nice defenses there by Griffiths.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Brody Kavanagh showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Griffiths misses with a hook.
Kavanagh throws a leg kick but Griffiths sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Kavanagh misses the jab.
A head kick misses from Griffiths.
Kavanagh's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Kavanagh with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Griffiths tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Kavanagh fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Griffiths connects with a right hand. Kavanagh shakes it off.
Kavanagh jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Kavanagh avoids a kick to the body.
Griffiths throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Kavanagh waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Griffiths.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kavanagh bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Griffiths's head backwards.
Kavanagh moves out of range as Griffiths strikes.
Kavanagh throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Griffiths counters with a nice low kick that buckles Kavanagh's knee momentarily.
Kavanagh looks to throw the jab but Griffiths is out of range.
Griffiths throws a quick counter kick to the body but Kavanagh avoids it.
Kavanagh throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Griffiths.
A little feinted left hand from Griffiths on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Griffiths moves out of range as Kavanagh strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Griffiths moves out of range as Kavanagh strikes.
Kavanagh takes a jab right on the kisser.
Kavanagh avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Kavanagh on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Kavanagh dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Griffiths. That did some damage!
Griffiths fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Kavanagh on the side of the head.
Kavanagh throws a body shot but no joy.
Nice uppercut lands for Kavanagh. That snapped Griffiths's head back.
Kavanagh throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Griffiths counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Kavanagh looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Griffiths pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Good work by Kavanagh as he checks the leg kick.
Kavanagh swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Griffiths throws an off balance right hand
and Kavanagh counters with an inside leg kick.
Kavanagh swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Kavanagh is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Griffiths.
Kavanagh tried to score with a low kick but Griffiths checks it.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Griffiths uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Kavanagh.
Griffiths throws a quick counter head kick but Kavanagh was just out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Kavanagh.
Griffiths throws a head kick that misses.
A little jabbing left from Kavanagh on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Griffiths lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Kavanagh has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Kavanagh and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Griffiths takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Kavanagh uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Griffiths.
Griffiths checks a leg kick.
Kavanagh misses with a looping right.
Kavanagh walks forward, straight into a front kick from Griffiths.
Kavanagh walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Kavanagh throws the left hand but Griffiths avoids the punch easily.
Griffiths lands a nice looking body shot.
Griffiths misses with a looping left.
Kavanagh connects with an inside leg kick.
Griffiths is looking to score with low kicks.
Griffiths scores with a body shot.
Griffiths swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Kavanagh throws out a loose jab but Griffiths uses good head movement to avoid it.
Archie Griffiths has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kavanagh throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Griffiths on the side of the head.
Kavanagh works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Griffiths moves out of range as Kavanagh strikes.
That kick from Kavanagh tenderised Griffiths's leg. Griffiths is trying to keep his angry face on.
Griffiths is looking to land body kicks.
Kavanagh needs to keep his hands up - Griffiths had a free shot at his head there.
Griffiths looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Kavanagh checks a leg kick.
Kavanagh with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Kavanagh connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Some bone on bone action there as Kavanagh checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Griffiths throws a front kick that sends Kavanagh stumbling back into the cage.
Kavanagh checks the leg kick nicely there.
Kavanagh throws out a counter right but Griffiths avoids it with no problem.
Kavanagh cracks Griffiths with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Griffiths scores with a hook to the body. Kavanagh takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Griffiths throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kavanagh fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Griffiths checks it well.
Kavanagh pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Kavanagh bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Jab by Kavanagh.
Kavanagh getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Griffiths misses the jab.
Kavanagh throws a shot from downtown. Griffiths moves away and avoids it.
Kavanagh lands a leg kick that knocks Griffiths off balance momentarily.
Kavanagh connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Kavanagh listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Griffiths takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Kavanagh waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Griffiths.
Kavanagh cracks Griffiths with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Griffiths takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Kavanagh moves out of range of the strikes.
Griffiths bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
A slapping leg kick lands for Kavanagh.
Griffiths defending well as Kavanagh loads up on a big left hand.

And that's the end of the fight!
Brody Kavanagh comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Kavanagh 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 Phil Schofield scores the fight 28:29
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 28:29
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 28:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Brody Kavanagh!

A victorious Brody Kavanagh thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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Event: Syn 590     
Date:   Aug 11, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Ramon Gracie (ranked 37 p4p, 9 weight class) and Masa Sanada (ranked 48 p4p, 11 weight class). Gracie comes to the cage accompanied by Jiu Jitsu: Vai Finaliza!. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

180 cm
32
180 lbs
28 - 7 - 0
180 cm
26
174 lbs
14 - 1 - 1
BJJ Red Belt
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Freebok (85% Laundry)
Aspire Clothing

HELLBENT
Urban Fighter



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 28 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Ramon Gracie!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 1 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Masa Sanada!
The judges for this bout are James Ackerman, Richard Clark and Steven Brown.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gracie tries to land a leg kick but Sanada saw it coming and moves away.
Sanada looks to throw the jab but Gracie is out of range.
Gracie half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.

Gracie closes the distance and clinches.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Gracie.
Gracie keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Sanada's efforts to push away.

Sanada breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Gracie looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Gracie misses with a wild body shot.
It seemed like Sanada was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Gracie lands a nice looking kick to the body. Sanada takes a step back to recover.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gracie shoots in and drives through. Sanada sprawls well.
Gracie wants to clinch up but Sanada keeps it at a distance.
Sanada takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The fighters circling - Sanada throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

Gracie moves into the clinch.
Gracie misses with the head strike.
Sanada tries to break the clinch but Gracie is controlling the position.
Sanada wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Gracie has him pressed against the cage.
Gracie stalls.
Gracie misses with a body punch.

Gracie manages to break the clinch.
A chopping leg kick lands by Gracie.
Sanada lands a jab to Gracie's midsection.
Gracie tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Gracie uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Sanada.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gracie staying out of range there.
The fight stays on the outside here - Gracie looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
A jab from Sanada misses.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Gracie.
Gracie moves in looking to clinch but Sanada pushes him off.
Sanada throws a jab when Gracie was well out of range.
Sanada pushing out the jab but it's not landing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice defenses there by Gracie.
Gracie throws a leg kick but Sanada moved away.
Sanada looks like he wants to counter punch here.
The fight stays on the outside here - Gracie looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Gracie takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Sanada looks to score with a jab to the body but Gracie is just out of range.
Gracie ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Sanada throws a body punch but Gracie moves out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gracie slips under a jab.
Nice body kick from Gracie.
Sanada throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Gracie tries to clinch but Sanada is having none of it.
Sanada swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Sanada loads up on a big right hand but Gracie slips the punch.
Sanada throws a jab but it's blocked by Gracie.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Gracie shoots in but no luck this time.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Sanada! But no joy.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Ramon Gracie. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Gracie steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Sanada.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Sanada on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Gracie. Gracie obviously looking to wear him down.
Sanada slips under a jab.
A countering left hand to the body from Sanada misses.
Gracie uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Masa Sanada seems to be getting the better of the standup.

Gracie closes the distance and clinches.

Sanada escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Gracie pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Sanada misses with a hook. Gracie ducked under it nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nice defenses there by Sanada.
Sanada looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Gracie misses with a wild body shot.
Sanada looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
A nice inside leg kick there by Gracie. That's going to slow Sanada down.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gracie lands a leg kick that knocks Sanada off balance momentarily.

Gracie looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.

Gracie wants to work for an arm triangle but Sanada is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Sanada is controlling Gracie's trapped leg to prevent Gracie from advancing to side control.
Sanada looks like he's trying to stand up.
Sanada has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Gracie is working away from the top position though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gracie thows a huge punch but Sanada dodges it nicely.
Sanada is refusing to be controlled, as Gracie sits in half guard.
Sanada is trying to get back to full guard.
Sanada controlling the position for now.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Gracie lands a nice short elbow.
Sanada holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.
Sanada moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Gracie showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Gracie prevents Sanada from getting back to his feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sanada is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
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.
Sanada is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Good shot there by Sanada.
Sanada feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Gracies jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!

It looks like Ramon Gracie has been cut.
Gracie shoots for a takedown but Sanada saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Gracie shoots in looking for a takedown but Sanada manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Gracie's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Sanada doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Gracie.
A countering left hand to the body from Sanada misses.
Gracie takes one on the button.
Gracie looks to clinch
and Sanada counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Gracie fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Sanada.
Gracie tries to clinch up but Sanada circles away and keeps his distance.
A countering left hand to the body from Sanada misses.
Gracie throws a nice outside leg kick.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
A slow jab from Sanada misses its intended target.
Gracie tries to clinch but Sanada moves out of range.
Sanada looks like he wants to counter punch here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Ramon Gracie will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Ramon Gracie's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!



Gracie scores with a takedown into Sanada's guard.
Sanada working a defensive guard here.
Gracie passes Sanada's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Sanada wants to get back to full guard.
Gracie prevents Sanada from standing back up.
Gracie prevents Sanada from improving his position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Sanada is trying to maintain the position but Gracie is very close to passing his half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gracie wants to take a breather but Sanada is having none of it.
Sanada trying to control here.
Sanada controlling the leg, holding on to half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gracie works his foot free and advances to mount.
Sanada tries to hold on but Gracie pushes him away.
Sanada is in a horrible position here. Gracie smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.

Gracie is working for a guillotine from mount but Sanada frees his head quite easily.

Gracie is in full mount, looking to secure a guillotine but Sanada is surviving well by controlling Gracie's body position as best he can.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sanada is squirming around, avoiding Gracie's attempts to control the action.
Gracie avoids the attempt from Sanada to control.
Gracie lands a big elbow.
Gracie tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
BOOM! Gracie connects with a massive shot to the dome!
Sanada regains half guard.
Sanada is looking to control Gracie's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Sanada avoid being mounted?

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sanada trying to control here.
Sanada keeping control of the position.
Gracie trying to control the pace.
Sanada tries to get to full guard but Gracie has control of the leg.
Sanada makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Sanada.
Sanada seems keen to control Gracie's posture.

That's four 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.
Sanada is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Sanada keeping moving, preventing Gracie from controlling successfully.
Sanada is trying to control the position but Gracie postures up.

Gracie is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.

Sanada has butterfly guard. He's looking to stand up here. He pushes Gracie off him and springs to his feet nicely. The crowd applauds.
Ramon Gracie seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Gracie misses with a takedown attempt
and Sanada counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Masa Sanada is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Gracie connects with a solid leg kick.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 29:28
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 29:28
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 29:28

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

Ramon Gracie seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: The Island Season 8, 265+ lbs, Round 3     
Date:   Aug 07, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Mark Lesnar (ranked 138 p4p, 6 weight class) and THumongous Heritageaka (ranked 1495 p4p, 0 weight class). There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.

185 cm
27
285 lbs
13 - 1 - 0
184 cm
26
291 lbs
9 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
Counter fighter
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
Brawler
Good gas tank

ZZ POPS

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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 13 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Mark Lesnar!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, THumongous Heritageaka!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Franklin, Sandra Marshall and Winston Alpacca.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Lesnar definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Lesnar presses Heritageaka against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Lesnar struggles to land a body shot inside as Heritageaka controls his hands.

Heritageaka successfully pulls guard.
Lesnar lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Lesnar is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.

Heritageaka has his foot on Lesnar's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Lesnar works his way back into a safe position though.
Lesnar makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.

Heritageaka escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Lesnar gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.

Heritageaka working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Lesnar doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Oh but Heritageaka is tightening it up a little... Lesnar has to be careful here... He's got his foot tucked under now, this looks tight! Lesnar reacted too slowly and this one could be over in a matter of seconds! YES! Lesnar taps out! Nice BJJ there by Heritageaka!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:46 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle Choke). THumongous Heritageaka!
THumongous Heritageaka seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: The Island Season 8, 265+ lbs, Round 2     
Date:   Aug 06, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Mark Lesnar (ranked 148 p4p, 6 weight class) and Giant Giant (ranked 2174 p4p, 0 weight class). Giant Giant will no doubt be looking to use his reach advantage to good effect.

185 cm
27
285 lbs
12 - 1 - 0
225 cm
26
300 lbs
5 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Counter fighter
Cardio machine
BJJ White Belt
Excellent MT
Heavy handed

ZZ POPS

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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 12 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Mark Lesnar!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Giant Giant!
The judges for this bout are Michael Johnstone, Santiago Holmes and David Hoff.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Lesnar staying out of range there.

Lesnar closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Giant quickly recovers to half guard.
Lesnar trying to control from half guard but Giant is working away.
Lesnar throwing shots but Giant is blocking nicely.
Giant really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Lesnar. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Giant is trying to stand up here but Lesnar is controlling him well.
Lesnar lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Lesnar slips a nice elbow through Giant's hands, connecting with Giant's forehead.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lesnar perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Lesnar thows a huge punch but Giant dodges it nicely.
Lesnar has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Lesnar is pressing down on Giant's thigh, looking to free his foot. Giant is holding on for now.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lesnar misses with a head shot. Giant uses the momentum to regain guard.
Lesnar trying to control the position from guard on top but Giant is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Lesnar distracts Giant with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Lesnar stops Giant from standing up.
Lesnar lands a couple of elbows.
Lesnar trying to control but Giant is working from the bottom.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Lesnar controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Giant can do anything to dispel that myth.
Lesnar missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Lesnar is in close to Giant's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Giant preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Lesnar cracks Giant with a solid left hand.
Lesnar throwing strikes from guard but Giant blocks nicely.
Giant is looking to stand up but Lesnar isn't so interested in that idea.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lesnar passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Giant taking punishment in the form of punches.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Lesnar lands an elbow.
Lesnar landing strikes.
Lesnar definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Lesnar creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Giant sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
Lesnar 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 Giant's shoulder. That is not cool.
Lesnar cracks Giant with an elbow. That is naaassty.

Giant is rocked!
Lesnar happy to just control the position for now.
Giant is still in real trouble! Can Lesnar finish him?
Lesnar in side control here. He's dropped a big elbow there and Giant looks hurt! Oh, he is hurt! Lesnar turns on the heat and pounds him out for a TKO victory! Good killer instinct there!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Mark Lesnar!
In his post fight interview, Mark Lesnar started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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Event: The Island Season 8, 265+ lbs, Round 1     
Date:   Aug 05, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Mark Lesnar (ranked 155 p4p, 7 weight class) and True Geordie (ranked 8023 p4p, 0 weight class). True Geordie will no doubt be trying to keep this one on the feet, where he has a distinct advantage.

185 cm
27
285 lbs
11 - 1 - 0
195 cm
26
290 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
Counter fighter
Cardio machine
BJJ Blue Belt
Decent boxing
Very confident

ZZ POPS

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Mark Lesnar!
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 The Island, True Geordie!
The judges for this bout are Winston Alpacca, Sandra Marshall and Dirk Anderson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Geordie shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Geordie misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Geordie lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Lesnar backs up against the cage.

Lesnar has managed to clinch.
Lesnar manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Geordie tries for a takedown. No joy.
Mark Lesnar has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of True Geordie.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Lesnar has double underhooks and is working for a body lock takedown. He's got it. The fighters land in half guard but Geordie regains guard immediately.
Lesnar is working Geordie over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Lesnar lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Geordie really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Lesnar. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Lesnar makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Lesnar has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lesnar postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.

It looks like True Geordie has been cut.
Lesnar postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Geordie trying to control the position.
Lesnar postures up, still in guard. A huge hammer fist lands that bounces Geordie's head off the mat! Geordie is out! He's out! Lesnar jumps to his feet and celebrates with his corner!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:35 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Mark Lesnar!
In his post fight interview, Mark Lesnar started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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Event: Syn 589     
Date:   Aug 04, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Ramon Gracie (ranked 53 p4p, 10 weight class) and Bonerz McGee (ranked 125 p4p, 24 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Gracie might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Jiu Jitsu: Vai Finaliza!. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

180 cm
32
180 lbs
27 - 7 - 0
175 cm
30
165 lbs
20 - 6 - 0
BJJ Red Belt
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Fast

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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 27 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Ramon Gracie!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Bonerz McGee!
The judges for this bout are James Atkins, Sam Margolis and Richard Clark.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
McGee waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Gracie.
McGee slips under a jab from Gracie.
Gracie takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
McGee wants to clinch.
Gracie appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
McGee misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Gracie throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
McGee wants to counter with a clinch but Gracie pushes him away.
McGee misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Gracie changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
McGee throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Gracie half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
McGee misses with an uppercut. Gracie saw that one coming.
McGee misses with an uppercut. Gracie saw that one coming.
McGee takes a swing at Gracie's ribcage but misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
McGee throws an off balance right hand

and Gracie counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for McGee!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
You can see the frustration on McGee's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Gracie works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
McGee tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Gracie tries to cartwheel into mount but he doesn't manage it.
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.
McGee is looking for a sweep.
McGee is still trying to improve position.
Gracie trying to control the action but McGee is working from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
I wouldn't like to be where McGee is right now.
Gracie wants to control for a moment but McGee uses the opportunity to move back to half guard.

McGee looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Gracie tries to pass the half guard into mount. McGee knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
McGee wants to improve his position but Gracie is controlling well.
McGee keeps trying to improve his position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gracie is looking for the mount but instead finds himself back in full guard.
McGee bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Gracie's guard.


Gracie is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and McGee defends well.
McGee sitting in guard here, content to control.
McGee keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Gracie's head.
McGee wants to control from the top but Gracie keeps moving.

Gracie working for a triangle but McGee defends it easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
McGee trying to control the position from guard on top but Gracie is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
McGee slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.

Gracie is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Gracie keeping moving, preventing McGee from controlling successfully.
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.
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 Ramon Gracie will probably get the nod.
That's time! Gracie's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


McGee throws the left hand but Gracie avoids the punch easily.
Donk. McGee catches Gracie right on the button with a cross.
A jab from Gracie misses.
McGee throws a hook but Gracie blocks it.
McGee lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Gracie circles away quickly and effectively.
Gracie moves in looking to clinch but McGee pushes him off.
Gracie takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Gracie chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before McGee can pounce on him.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
McGee keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Gracie tries to land a leg kick but McGee saw it coming and moves away.
Gracie fails with the takedown
and McGee counters with a series of strikes. Gracie will be more careful next time no doubt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
McGee swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Gracie half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Gracie pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
McGee clobbers Gracie with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
McGee doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Gracie keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Gracie tries to counter with a takedown but McGee is quick to defend against it.
McGee connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Gracie's hands.
McGee avoids the body shot from Gracie.

Gracie closes the distance and clinches.
McGee lands a hook that snaps the head of Gracie backwards.
McGee struggles to land a body shot inside as Gracie controls his hands.
Gracie blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Gracie.
Gracie has McGee pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. McGee manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Gracie avoiding damage.
McGee has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gracie will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning McGee up against the cage.
Gracie working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Gracie blocks a body shot from McGee.
McGee scores with a hook to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
McGee swings wildly with an uppercut but Gracie uses good head movement to avoid it.
McGee throws a punch but it's blocked by Gracie.

McGee escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Gracie closes the distance but McGee moves to the side
and Gracie takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
McGee tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Gracie was well out of range. Poor timing from McGee.
McGee tries to land a leg kick but Gracie saw it coming and moves away.
Bonerz McGee is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
McGee misses with a low kick.
Gracie feinted with a counter takedown.
A low kick from Gracie is predictable there
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Gracie checks a leg kick.

Gracie feints and as McGee raises his hands in defense, Gracie changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.

McGee throws his legs up looking for a submission but Gracie uses it to pass to side control.
Gracie tries to move to mount but McGee blocks the move with his legs.
McGee tries to improve position but can't.
McGee is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.

Gracie seems to be working for a kimura but McGee defends the submission attempt.
McGee wants to get back to full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gracie wants to lay and pray for a moment but McGee keeps working.
McGee tries to roll over but Gracie keeps him under control.
McGee trying to control here.
Gracie sitting and controlling from the half guard.
McGee is refusing to be controlled, as Gracie sits in half guard.
McGee trying to control here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Bonerz McGee 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! This is the final round!


McGee lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.

Gracie looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for McGee!
McGee is positioning himself to get back to half guard.

Gracie thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.

Gracie goes for an armbar! This could be all over! Wait, no, McGee rolls with the submission and now he's on top in Gracie's guard! Nice work there by McGee!
McGee looking to sit in guard and control but Gracie gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.


That's one minute gone in the round.

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

Gracie got a little sloppy there for a moment and McGee has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Gracie has managed to get both his arms back between McGee's legs - danger averted.
Gracie wants to control from the top but McGee keeps moving.
McGee keeping full guard, as Gracie tries to pass.
Gracie forces his way into half guard.
Gracie is looking to take a break and control but McGee is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Gracie looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks McGee with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Gracie looks to score some points with some ground and pound.

Gracie is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. McGee doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Gracie.
McGee is trying to get back to full guard.
Gracie lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.

McGee is defending against the submission attempts here by Gracie.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
McGee wants to control but Gracie is keeping busy.
Gracie 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.
Gracie seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but McGee does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
McGee punching from the bottom.
Gracie wants to control but McGee is keeping him busy.

McGee looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Gracie scores with a couple of good hammerfists.

That's four 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.
Gracie trying to control the action but McGee is working from the bottom.
McGee is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Gracie tries to pass the half guard into mount. McGee knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.

McGee looking for submissions off his back.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
McGee is trying to get back to full guard.
McGee is refusing to be controlled, as Gracie sits in half guard.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 29:28
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 29:28
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 29:28

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

Ramon Gracie seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: IXF 49     
Date:   Jul 29, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Mark Lesnar (ranked 212 p4p, 8 weight class) and Mortimer Bob Holley (ranked 970 p4p, 47 weight class). Holley has chosen Grillmasters - Sizzling as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

185 cm
26
285 lbs
10 - 1 - 0
182 cm
27
289 lbs
7 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Counter fighter
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Good elbows
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the super heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Mark Lesnar!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Mortimer Bob Holley!
The judges for this bout are Dirk Anderson, Daniel Franklin and Santiago Holmes.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Holley tries to keep at a distance but Lesnar has taken the fight into the clinch.
A short uppercut from Holley.
Holley trying to land knees to the body.
Holley tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Lesnar tries to stall but Holley uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Holley's coach down at Island Safe Space was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Holley's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Lesnar lands a shoulder strike.
Holley trying to land knees to the body.
Holley lands a left hand.
Holley working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Holley is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Lesnar is defending well for now.
Holley missing with knees to the body.
Holley can't find room to land a body shot as Lesnar controls the action.
Holley tries to land knees in the clinch but Lesnar avoids the damage to the body.
Lesnar has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Holley misses with a punch to the body.
Holley scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Holley tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Lesnar avoids it.
Holley has a couple of punches blocked by Lesnar.
Lesnar tries to break free but Holley pushes him back against the cage.
Lesnar misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Lesnar looking to slow down the pace here.
Holley blocks a body shot from Lesnar.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Holley missing with knees to the body.
Holley misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Lesnar.
Holley tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Lesnar's elbow.
Holley digs a right hand into Lesnar's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Lesnar's gas tank.
Holley tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Lesnar avoids it.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
The referee is keeping an eye on Holley - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Lesnar blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Holley can't find room to land a body shot as Lesnar controls the action.
Holley is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Lesnar is defending well for now.
Holley tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Lesnar avoids it.
Holley is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Lesnar is defending well for now.
Holley misses with a body punch.
Lesnar is trying to break the clinch but Holley has him pressed against the cage.
A short uppercut from Holley.
Holley cracks Lesnar with a nice body shot.
Holley trying to land knees to the body.
Lesnar tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Holley swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Holley stalling in the clinch but Lesnar improves position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Lesnar swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Holley missing with knees to the body.
The referee is keeping an eye on Lesnar - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Holley blocks a body shot from Lesnar.

Lesnar has clasped his hands together around Holley's back... aaand, he's got a takedown into side control. Nicely done.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Lesnar is working Holley over with some ground and pound from side control.
Holley takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.
Holley is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Lesnar scoring with punches and elbows.
Lesnar cracks Holley with an elbow. That is naaassty.
Lesnar lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
Lesnar landing with strikes to the head and body from side control.
Holley wants to control but Lesnar postures up.
Lesnar is chipping away with strikes.
Holley tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Holley takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.
Holley really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Lesnar. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Holley trying to remain calm as Lesnar controls from the top position.
Lesnar working the head and body with strikes.
Lesnar has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Holley is trying to control Lesnar's posture but Lesnar avoids it.
Lesnar lands a decent elbow from side control.
Holley tries to improve position but can't.
Lesnar remains in side control and seems content to stay there. It's a versatile position from which he can work both strikes and submissions, whilst maintaining that control, so maybe he'll sit here for a while.
Lesnar creates a bit of distance and throws down some hard shots.
Holley can't do much from the bottom here.
Holley might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Lesnar haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.
Holley is trying to get back to half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
You can see the frustration on Holley's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Lesnar looks up at the clock and then as Holley takes his cue and looks up at the clock too, Lesnar smacks him right in the chops with a big elbow! How rude!
Lesnar is working Holley over with some ground and pound from side control.
Lesnar scores with a couple of short elbows.
Lesnar advances to full mount.
Lesnar lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.
Lesnar scoring with strikes but Holley is staying in there.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Lesnar with good strikes from the mount here!
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Lesnar postures up and lands a whopping elbow - oh that's hurt Holley bigstyle! Two more strikes land for Lesnar and the fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:47 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Mark Lesnar!
Mark Lesnar retains his super heavyweight title!
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.
Mortimer Bob Holley spoke after the fight, saying 'You won, because i havent eaten enough.. im starving! Hi mom!'.
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Event: NJMMA XS 6     
Date:   Jul 27, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between John Braddock (ranked 184 p4p, 22 weight class) and Adam Gunnar (ranked 2857 p4p, 258 weight class). Buckle up people - heeeeeeeeeere we go!

185 cm
29
285 lbs
13 - 1 - 0
203 cm
21
260 lbs
3 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Dangerous GnP
Lethal high kicks
Heavy handed

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Conviction



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, John Braddock!
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 Amsterdam, Adam Gunnar!
The judges for this bout are Anthony Taglia, Franklyn Lucas and Russell Pearce.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
The fighters circling - Gunnar throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Gunnar throws a low kick, looking for Braddock's leg but Braddock calmly moves out of range.
Adam Gunnar seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Gunnar misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Braddock.
Gunnar thuds his right hand into Braddock's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Gunnar looks to land a left hand but Braddock moved out of range nicely.
Gunnar 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.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Braddock checks a leg kick.
Gunnar tries to score with a low kick but Braddock moves his leg out of the way.
Braddock wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Braddock fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Gunnar scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Braddock slips under a jab.
Braddock throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Braddock moves into the clinch successfully.
A hook to the body from Braddock.
Gunnar tries to break free but Braddock pushes him back against the cage.
Gunnar prevents Braddock from breaking the clinch.
A short right from Braddock on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Braddock lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Gunnar taking a breather.
Braddock has had enough of the clinch but Gunnar keeps him there for the moment.
A frustrated look appears on Gunnar's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Braddock is leaning against Gunnar and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Gunnar looks winded!
Braddock struggles to land a body shot inside as Gunnar controls his hands.
Braddock has Gunnar pressed against the cage.
Braddock misses with a hook to the ribs.
A hook to the body from Braddock.
Braddock tries a body shot but Gunnar blocks it.

Braddock manages to break the clinch.

Braddock has closed the distance and engaged Gunnar in a clinch.
Gunnar taking a breather.
Braddock lands a shoulder strike.
Gunnar is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Braddock is keeping busy.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gunnar wants to break the clinch but can't.
Braddock lands a left hand.

It looks like Adam Gunnar has been cut.
A short left from Braddock.
Braddock stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.

Braddock's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Braddock swinging wildly here.
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!
Gunnar throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Gunnar lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Braddock circles away quickly and effectively.
Gunnar takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Sloppy strikes from Braddock. Those never looked like landing.
Gunnar steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Gunnar.

Braddock closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Gunnar scores with a nice hook to the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Braddock tries a body shot but Gunnar blocks it.
Braddock throws a punch but it's blocked by Gunnar.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Braddock.
Braddock lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Braddock lands a nice uppercut.
Gunnar is trying to break free.

Braddock breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Good shot there by Braddock.
Braddock moves in looking to clinch but Gunnar pushes him off.

Braddock moves into range and clinches up with Gunnar.
Braddock gets through Gunnar's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

That has opened up Adam Gunnar's cut even more.

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

Braddock has Gunnar up against the cage in a clinch.
Braddock throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Braddock softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A nice left hand lands by Braddock.

Braddock pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Braddock connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Gunnar momentarily.

Gunnar is rocked!
Braddock looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Braddock uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Gunnar.
Braddock throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

Braddock has managed to clinch.
Braddock pushes Gunnar back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.

Braddock drops Gunnar onto one knee with a big uppercut from the clinch! Gunnar is propped up by the cage and works his way back to his feet!
Gunnar is still on wobbly legs! Can Braddock finish him?

Braddock's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Braddock with a hook.

The cut above Adam Gunnar's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Gunnar glances at the clock... BAM! Braddock nails him with a big right hand! A momentary lapse in concentration sends Gunnar crashing to the mat! The referee steps in and this one is over! Damn, Gunnar is out of it, he thinks the ref is his opponent!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:47 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). John Braddock!
John Braddock bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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Event: Syn 588     
Date:   Jul 27, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Archie Griffiths (ranked 292 p4p, 37 weight class) and Kazuka Fuujin (ranked 453 p4p, 60 weight class). Fuujin is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by a lot of Asian swag in this young man. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

175 cm
31
147 lbs
15 - 4 - 1
175 cm
35
146 lbs
17 - 8 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Conviction
Sully's Bar & Grill



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Archie Griffiths!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kazuka Fuujin!
The judges for this bout are James Glass, James Ackerman and Phil Schofield.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Fuujin lunges at Griffiths with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Griffiths's hand.
Griffiths connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Griffiths bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Kazuka Fuujin seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Fuujin fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Griffiths manages to avoid it.
Griffiths throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Griffiths just misses with a punch to the body.
Fuujin swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Griffiths throws a jab but it's blocked by Fuujin.
Fuujin misses with a low kick.
Fuujin goes for a double leg but Griffiths avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Griffiths continues to drive forward.
Fuujin misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Griffiths.
Fuujin misses with a low kick as Griffiths jumps back.
Fuujin misses with an uppercut. Griffiths saw that one coming.
Griffiths throws a head kick but Fuujin moves out of range.
Fuujin bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Griffiths lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Fuujin changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Fuujin tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Griffiths is able to avoid easily.
Griffiths is looking to counter punch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Fuujin misses with an uppercut
and Griffiths counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Fuujin moves into range and connects with a jab.
Nice straight punches there by Griffiths. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Griffiths.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fuujin moves out of range of the body kick.
Fuujin flicks out a counter leg kick but Griffiths steps away.
Griffiths swings away with a leg kick that misses.

Fuujin drives through with a takedown into Griffiths's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Fuujin not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Griffiths is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Fuujin content to stall in guard here.
Fuujin wants to control from the top but Griffiths keeps moving.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Fuujin sitting in guard here, content to control.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
A big left from Fuujin misses.
Griffiths tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Fuujin was well out of range. Poor timing from Griffiths.
Archie Griffiths is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Fuujin looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Fuujin throws a push kick but Griffiths slaps the foot to one side.
Fuujin moves out of range as Griffiths strikes.
Griffiths throws a leg kick but Fuujin moved away.
Fuujin cracks Griffiths with a good jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fuujin misses with an uppercut.
Fuujin misses with a straight right.
Fuujin scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Fuujin scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Griffiths lands a leg kick that knocks Fuujin off balance momentarily.
Nice shot by Fuujin.
Fuujin misses with a straight right.
Griffiths swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Fuujin checks a leg kick.
Griffiths throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Fuujin sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Griffiths scores with a kick to the body.
Griffiths scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Fuujin takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Griffiths throws a leg kick but Fuujin checks it.
A nice inside leg kick there by Fuujin. That's going to slow Griffiths down.
Fuujin ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Griffiths moves away.
Griffiths throws out a leg kick but Fuujin moves out of range and Griffiths only half commits.
Fuujin doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A good leg kick by Fuujin.
Griffiths throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Fuujin! But no joy.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Griffiths takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Fuujin throws a hook but Griffiths avoids it easily.
Fuujin chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Griffiths can pounce on him.
Fuujin on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Griffiths. Griffiths obviously looking to wear him down.
Griffiths jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Griffiths lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Fuujin backs up against the cage.
Fuujin connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Griffiths lands with a nice body kick.
Griffiths ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Fuujin moves away.
The fighters circle momentarily. Griffiths darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Fuujin keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Griffiths wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Griffiths checks a leg kick.
Griffiths throws a half hearted mid kick.
Griffiths connects with a solid leg kick.
Griffiths is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Fuujin cracks Griffiths with a good jab.
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 Archie Griffiths will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Fuujin lets loose with a powerful body kick. Griffiths will feel that in the morning.
Griffiths takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Griffiths throws a head kick that half lands.
Griffiths keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Fuujin.
Fuujin misses with a wild body shot.
Fuujin avoids the body shot from Griffiths.
Fuujin misses with an uppercut. Griffiths saw that one coming.
Fuujin throws a shot to the body.
Fuujin throws a hook but Griffiths avoids it easily.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Fuujin connects with a good right hand that stumbles Griffiths. Griffiths circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Fuujin loads up on a big right hand but Griffiths slips the punch.
Fuujin throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Griffiths slips a straight right by Fuujin.
Griffiths doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Fuujin throws a jab but it's blocked by Griffiths.
Griffiths throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Fuujin misses with a looping left.
An attempted straight right counter from Griffiths misses the target.
Fuujin wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Griffiths looks to throw a body kick
and Fuujin counters with a straight right hand.
Kazuka Fuujin seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Fuujin waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Griffiths.
Griffiths uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Fuujin.
Griffiths is looking to counter with a body kick.
Griffiths misses with an attempted mid kick.
Fuujin takes a swing at Griffiths's ribcage but misses.
Griffiths on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Fuujin. Fuujin obviously looking to wear him down.
Griffiths looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Nice shot lands for Griffiths.
Griffiths throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Fuujin uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Griffiths.
Fuujin throws out a counter right but Griffiths avoids it with no problem.
Fuujin looks to land a right hand but Griffiths moved out of range.
Fuujin tries to work over Griffiths's front leg with a kick but Griffiths checks it.
Fuujin waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Griffiths.
Fuujin checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Fuujin! But no joy.
Fuujin on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Griffiths will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Griffiths checks the leg kick nicely there.
Griffiths ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A slow jab from Fuujin misses its intended target.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Fuujin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Griffiths dips to his left and cracks Fuujin with an uppercut!
Griffiths swings for the body but Fuujin moves out of range.
Fuujin ducks right into an uppercut from Griffiths.
Griffiths lands a slapping body shot.
A big right from Griffiths misses.
Fuujin jabs Griffiths right on the nose. Griffiths blinks but takes it well.
Fuujin throws a jab when Griffiths was well out of range.
Griffiths changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Griffiths tries to land a front kick but Fuujin steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Fuujin connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
A swing and a miss from Fuujin.
Fuujin lands a really nice looking cross but Griffiths seems unphased.
Fuujin throws a leg kick which misses Griffiths's front leg but catches the back leg as Griffiths tries to avoid it.
Griffiths throws a right hand that Fuujin ducks under and follows up with a left that Fuujin also avoids with ease.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fuujin lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Fuujin ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Griffiths moves away.
Griffiths tries to move into range but Fuujin moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Fuujin misses the jab.
Griffiths misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Fuujin.
Decent striking displayed by Griffiths there.
It looks like Griffiths has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Griffiths scores with a sloppy right hand. Fuujin should have avoided that one.
Fuujin ducks right into an uppercut from Griffiths.
Fuujin misses with a looping right.
Fuujin misses the jab.
Fuujin throws out a powerful jab.
Fuujin cracks Griffiths with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Griffiths uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Fuujin.
Griffiths uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Fuujin.
Fuujin misses with a head kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Fuujin looks for the body kick but Griffiths saw that one coming.
Fuujin cracks Griffiths with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths cracks a nice hook into Fuujin's ribs.
Griffiths connects with a leg kick. Fuujin looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Fuujin throws an overhand right that lands on Griffiths's shoulder, as Griffiths tries to avoid the shot.
Griffiths wants to land a leg kick but Fuujin is out of range.
Griffiths misses with a wild body shot.
Griffiths misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Griffiths uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Fuujin.
Fuujin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Fuujin scores with a jab to the head.
Fuujin throws a big shot that misses.
Fuujin moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Fuujin throws a nice inside leg kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Griffiths explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Fuujin jabs Griffiths to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Fuujin digs a good body shot into Griffiths's ribs.
Fuujin fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Griffiths throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Griffiths explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Fuujin lands the left hand.
Griffiths goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Fuujin avoids a kick to the body.
Fuujin tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Griffiths was well out of range. Poor timing from Fuujin.
Griffiths lands a nice leg kick that just misses Fuujin's sensitive parts.
Griffiths will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Fuujin ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Fuujin throws a jab but it's blocked by Griffiths.
Fuujin takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Fuujin shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Griffiths but Griffiths pushes him off and we're back to square one.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Griffiths connects with a looping right hand.
Fuujin connects with a leg kick. Griffiths looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Griffiths swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Griffiths lands with an overhand left.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fuujin connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Griffiths momentarily.
Griffiths uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Fuujin.
Griffiths digs a good hook to Fuujin's body.
Griffiths listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Fuujin's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Griffiths delivers a nice body kick.
Griffiths staying out of range there.
Fuujin tried to score with a low kick but Griffiths checks it.
Fuujin lands a glancing blow to the side of Griffiths's head.
Fuujin throws a shot from downtown. Griffiths moves away and avoids it.
Fuujin comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Griffiths scores with a nice right hand.
Griffiths throws a head kick that misses.
Fuujin looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
A clash of legs there as Fuujin blocks the low kick.
Fuujin keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Griffiths.
Fuujin fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Griffiths manages to avoid it.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Griffiths cracks a nice hook into Fuujin's ribs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths moves away from the strike by Fuujin.
Griffiths is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Griffiths throws a jab when Fuujin was well out of range.
Griffiths throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Fuujin stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Griffiths defending well as Fuujin loads up on a big left hand.
Griffiths looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Fuujin bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Fuujin checks a leg kick.
Fuujin throws the kick towards the body but Griffiths avoids it.
Fuujin dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Griffiths throws out a loose jab but Fuujin uses good head movement to avoid it.
Fuujin tries a quick counter leg kick but Griffiths is wise to it.
Fuujin 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.
Griffiths motions for Fuujin to come forward. Griffiths throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
A chopping leg kick lands by Fuujin.
Fuujin cracks Griffiths with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Griffiths throws a shot to the body.
Griffiths ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Fuujin moves away.
Fuujin throws a body shot but no joy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Fuujin doesn't seem bothered though.
Fuujin uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Griffiths.
Fuujin is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Griffiths with a body shot.
Fuujin misses with a takedown attempt - Griffiths sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Fuujin throws a body shot but no joy.
Fuujin throws a body shot but no joy.
Fuujin moves out of range of the strikes.
Fuujin misses with an uppercut.
A nice leg kick lands there from Griffiths.
Fuujin moves out of range of the body kick from Griffiths.
Fuujin looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Griffiths takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Fuujin avoids the head kick by Griffiths.
Fuujin has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Griffiths.
Griffiths misses with a double jab.
Fuujin chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Griffiths can pounce on him.
Fuujin lands a head shot.
Fuujin tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Griffiths was well out of range. Poor timing from Fuujin.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fuujin misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Griffiths.
Fuujin looks to throw the jab but Griffiths is out of range.
Griffiths lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Griffiths looks to land a left hand but Fuujin moved out of range nicely.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Fuujin crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Griffiths - the referee stops the clock and Fuujin gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Griffiths. Fuujin manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Fuujin 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.
Fuujin tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Nice cross by Griffiths.
Griffiths misses with a low kick.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Fuujin! But no joy.
Fuujin tries to work over Griffiths's front leg with a kick but Griffiths checks it.
A telegraphed right hand from Griffiths misses the target.
A slow jab from Griffiths misses its intended target.
Fuujin connects with a high kick.
Griffiths tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Griffiths misses with a low kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Fuujin misses the target.
Jab by Fuujin.

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 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge James Glass scores the fight 29:28
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 29:28
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 29:29

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

Archie Griffiths thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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FIGHT
RATING
76%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Jul 22, 2018

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between AA Therma (ranked 5713 p4p, 0 weight class) and Takashi Imanari (ranked 6009 p4p, 0 weight class). We have two fighters making their debuts here, so let's see who comes out of this one with their first professional victory.

170 cm
25
140 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
170 cm
18
145 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
Good takedowns
Excellent boxer
Very quick
BJJ Brown Belt
Counter fighter
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, AA Therma!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Takashi Imanari!
The judges for this bout are Paul Tew, Sam Margolis and James Atkins.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Imanari throws out a leg kick but Therma moves out of range and Imanari only half commits.
Therma fails with an attempt to clinch.

Imanari gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Imanari will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Therma up against the cage.
Imanari stalls.
Therma wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Imanari has him pressed against the cage.
Therma being controlled against the cage.
Imanari will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Therma up against the cage.
Imanari continues to stall. The referee tells him to work or he's going to break them up.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The referee calls for Imanari to work.
The ref breaks the fighters up, due to lack of action by Takashi Imanari.

Imanari decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Therma is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Imanari's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Imanari's back!
Imanari turns into Therma and is now in his guard.
Imanari controlling from the top position.
Therma is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Imanari seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Therma keeping full guard, as Imanari tries to pass.
Imanari is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Imanari pushes down on Therma's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Therma trying to hold on to Imanari's head to control him but Imanari postures up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imanari looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Imanari content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Imanari wants to free his trapped foot but Therma is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Imanari is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.

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.
Imanari trying to control from half guard but Therma is working away.

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

Imanari moves into the clinch successfully.
Therma is looking to control Imanari's arms but Imanari gets an underhook and turns him. Now Therma has his back to the cage.
Therma is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Therma can't seem to implement his control oriented gameplan at the moment. That's no bad thing of course, for those of us who want to see a good fight.
Imanari can't find room to land a body shot as Therma controls the action.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Therma tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.

Imanari drags the fight down to the ground.
Imanari looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Takashi Imanari dominated that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Therma changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Imanari tries to avoid it but Therma manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Imanari to the ground. Imanari escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Therma throws a sloppy head kick

and Imanari counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Imanari.
Therma jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Imanari walks away with a smile on his face. Therma gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Therma shoots in for a takedown but Imanari shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for AA Therma. That's going to take a lot out of him.

Excellent takedown into side control there by Imanari.

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

Imanari has an Americana. Therma didn't react quickly enough there and he's in big trouble now! He tries to squirm out but is forced to tap! Imanari is delighted and gyrates in front of the ring girls. They seem to like the attention - it'll be interesting to see if Imanari hooks up with any of them at the after show party.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:52 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Americana). Takashi Imanari!
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RATING
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