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Event: DK Battlegrounds XV     
Date:   Dec 10, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Matt Askren (ranked 3028 p4p, 327 weight class) and Don Fitzgerald (ranked 2924 p4p, 322 weight class). Both fighter's entrance songs getting the crowd jumping here.

175 cm
21
180 lbs
2 - 1 - 0
175 cm
26
183 lbs
5 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Solid Muay Thai
Granite chin

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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 2 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Matt Askren!
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 Los Angeles, Don Fitzgerald!
The judges for this bout are Frank Dennis, Robert Twigg and Cecil Peabody.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Fitzgerald swings away with a body shot that misses

and Askren counters with a single leg into guard. Fitzgerald didn't expect that.

Fitzgerald has his feet on Askren's hips. He pushes off and gets to his feet. Nice work.
Askren moves away from the strike by Fitzgerald.
Fitzgerald throws an overhand right that lands on Askren's shoulder, as Askren tries to avoid the shot.

Askren moves into range and clinches up with Fitzgerald.
Good body shot from Askren.
Fitzgerald wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Fitzgerald.
Askren blocking some punches.
Askren lands with a left to the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Fitzgerald has a couple of punches blocked by Askren.
Fitzgerald misses with a punch on the inside.
Askren has Fitzgerald pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Fitzgerald manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Fitzgerald misses with a short punch on the inside.
A nice left hand lands by Askren.
Askren's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
Askren lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Fitzgerald misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Askren blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Fitzgerald throws a head punch that misses.
Fitzgerald throws a head punch that misses.
Fitzgerald looking to slow down the pace here.
Askren is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
I was talking to Askren's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Askren lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Fitzgerald.
Askren lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Fitzgerald being controlled against the cage.
Askren lands a body punch.
Askren lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Fitzgerald.
Fitzgerald looks winded!
Askren blocks an uppercut.
Askren is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Askren softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Askren prevents a body shot from Fitzgerald.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A bit of stalling here from Askren.
A head punch on the inside from Fitzgerald fails to land.
Askren lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Askren creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Fitzgerald misses with a punch on the inside.
Fitzgerald tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

Askren tightens his grip and picks Fitzgerald up, before dumping him to the ground. Fitzgerald manages to land in guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Askren's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Askren working some strikes from top position.
Askren is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Askren lands a couple of digs.
Askren with a nice head shot there.
Askren stays in close to Fitzgerald's body and controls the position.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Askren's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Askren chips away with some ground and pound.
Askren stopping the sweep attempt from Fitzgerald.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Askren prevents Fitzgerald from getting back to his feet.
Askren is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Fitzgerald told us pre-fight that he has been working on his escapes in training. Let's see if he can call on some of his new skills to get back to his feet.
Askren 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.
Fitzgerald wants to improve his position but instead Askren has moved into half guard.
Askren winds up and cracks Fitzgerald with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Askren is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Askren looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Fitzgerald with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Askren is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Askren is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Askren looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Fitzgerald with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Ground and pound from Askren.
Fitzgerald is trying to get back to full guard.
Askren lands strikes from half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fitzgerald is looking to improve his position.
Askren lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Askren works his way into full mount!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Askren lands with some strikes.
Askren pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.
Fitzgerald is working to get back to half guard.
Askren cracks Fitzgerald with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.
Askren with good strikes from the mount here!
Askren raining down shots from the mount!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Fitzgerald fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Fitzgerald throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Askren appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Askren slips a jab and a cross from Fitzgerald.
A cross from Askren lands.
Askren moves away from the strike by Fitzgerald.
Fitzgerald throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Askren is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Fitzgerald can do to turn this around?

Askren clinches up against the cage.
Fitzgerald swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Askren lands with a short shot to the head.
Askren lands a body shot in the clinch.

Askren gets a trip takedown into half guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Fitzgerald throws a strike from the bottom but Askren passes into side control!
Askren working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
Fitzgerald is not in a great position here, taking some shots.
Askren trying to control the action but Fitzgerald is working from the bottom.
Matt Askren overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Askren scores with a couple of short elbows.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Askren wants to lay and pray for a moment but Fitzgerald keeps working.
Askren lands a nice forearm strike.
Fitzgerald is looking for a sweep.
Fitzgerald on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Askren lands an elbow.

Fitzgerald is rocked!
Askren creates a bit of distance and throws down some hard shots.
Fitzgerald is still in real trouble! Can Askren finish him?
Askren staying calm.
Askren connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Fitzgerald some visible discomfort.
Askren scores with a big shot from side control... and another... and another! Oh Fitzgerald is done here - save him referee! More strikes land and eventually the ref does step in and Askren can finally stop beating on his defenseless opponent!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:56 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Matt Askren!
Matt Askren was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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RATING
66%

 

Event: Amateur League 101     
Date:   Dec 10, 2018

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Renato Laranja (ranked 4306 p4p, 492 weight class) and Hideo Hayashi (ranked 5978 p4p, 578 weight class). The crowd seem to be enjoying Hayashi's choice of entrance music: The Charmels - As Long As I've Got You. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

185 cm
25
215 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
176 cm
25
200 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Counter fighter
Self confident
Good wrestler
Basic striking
Tends to cut

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Renato Laranja!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Hideo Hayashi!
The judges for this bout are James Atkins, Donald Grub and Steven Brown.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Laranja moves into range and clinches up with Hayashi.

Hayashi gets a nice trip takedown into half guard.

Hayashi is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Laranja tries to roll over but Hayashi keeps him under control.

Hayashi is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Laranja has managed to free his arm - good work.
Laranja makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Laranja.

Hayashi has gone for a leg lock! Laranja slips out almost immediately though and dives into Hayashi's guard.

We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laranja pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Hayashi is keeping the position for now.

Laranja avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Hayashi had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Laranja defends it easily.
Laranja pushes down on Hayashi's leg and manages to get into half guard.

Hayashi looking for submissions off his back.
Laranja is trying to control the action in half guard but Hayashi is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.

Hayashi is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Laranja pulls his head out easily.

Hayashi looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Laranja works his way into full mount!

Hayashi defends a decent attempt at a guillotine from Laranja.

Laranja is thinking about an arm triangle here, looking to tighten it up before moving to side control. Hayashi can see it coming though and defends well with a couple of strikes to the head and some good arm positioning.
Laranja controlling from mount.
Hayashi is desperately trying to improve his position but Laranja has a good base and remains in mount.
Hayashi really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Laranja. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Laranja manages to capitalize on a mistake by Hayashi to take his back!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hayashi prevents Laranja from getting a body triangle.
Hayashi is defending well here and trying to improve his position.
Hayashi is still trying to improve position.

Laranja looking for the RNC.
Hayashi tries to escape the position.
Laranja trying to control momentarily.
Hayashi tries to escape the position.

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

Laranja is cranking Hayashi's head sideways - that looks painful. He's managed to get his other arm under the chin and this looks bad for Hayashi! He's tightened the choke and Hayashi is tapping out!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Renato Laranja!
Renato Laranja spent the whole post fight interview bigging himself up. It didn't go down that well with the fans after a while as they thought it was a bit arrogant.
Hideo Hayashi spoke after the fight, saying 'Did I look cool at least? Guys? Guys!?'.
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Event: EMP Openweight Round 2     
Date:   Dec 08, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between John Braddock (ranked 309 p4p, 18 weight class) and Jakob Trabik (ranked 1154 p4p, 41 weight class). This should be fireworks!

185 cm
30
285 lbs
15 - 2 - 0
189 cm
23
236 lbs
5 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 2 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 5 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Jakob Trabik!
The judges for this bout are Ivan Kurochkin, Aleksandr Martynov and Igor Prikhodko.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Braddock takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Trabik looks to land a combination. Braddock sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.

It looks like John Braddock has been cut.
Trabik has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Braddock is landing a low percentage of strikes.
A jab lands there for Braddock.
Trabik jabs Braddock to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Trabik is looking to clinch but Braddock is avoiding it.
Braddock lands with a shot to the body.
Trabik is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Trabik fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Braddock swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Trabik misses with a series of wild punches.
Braddock throws a body punch but Trabik moves out of range.
Trabik only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Braddock tries to clinch but Trabik is having none of it.
Trabik tries to clinch up.
Trabik throws a hook but Braddock blocks it.
Trabik avoids a lazy jab quite easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Trabik throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
As Trabik tries to get set, Braddock tries to push him back and clinch up but Trabik manages to avoid the attempt.
Trabik keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Trabik lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Trabik looks for the body kick but Braddock saw that one coming.
Trabik swings away with a body shot that misses

and Braddock counters by moving into the clinch.
Braddock avoiding damage as Trabik throws knees to the body.
Braddock fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Trabik working aggressively here.
Braddock manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Braddock throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Braddock misses with a punch to the body.
Trabik misses with the head strike.
Braddock lands a nice shot to the body.
Trabik throws a head punch that misses.
A head punch on the inside from Braddock fails to land.
Braddock doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Braddock goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Trabik tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Trabik tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Braddock creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Braddock tries a body shot but Trabik blocks it.
Trabik working aggressively here.
Trabik scores with a nice hook to the head.
Trabik misses with a knee to the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Braddock misses with a short punch on the inside.
Trabik throws a head punch that misses.
Trabik swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Trabik tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Braddock's elbow.
Trabik goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Trabik doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Trabik working aggressively here.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Braddock takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Trabik misses with a short punch on the inside.
Trabik misses with a hook from the clinch.
Braddock lands a body punch.
Trabik misses with a hook from the clinch.
Trabik tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Braddock's elbow.
Trabik misses with a body punch.
Braddock blocks a body shot from Trabik.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Trabik swings wildly with an uppercut but Braddock uses good head movement to avoid it.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Trabik.
A shot in the inside from Braddock.
A shot in the inside from Braddock.
A short body shot lands from Braddock as the two fighters clinch.
Trabik looks winded!
Braddock blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Braddock blocks a body shot from Trabik.
Braddock makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Nice body punch from Braddock - that landed with a thud.
Braddock lands a right hand that snaps the head of Trabik backwards.
Braddock presses Trabik against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
I was talking to Braddock's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Braddock lands a body shot in the clinch.
Braddock lands an uppercut.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Braddock lands with a left to the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Braddock.
Braddock lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Braddock presses Trabik against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Braddock lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Trabik backwards.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Trabik's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Trabik takes a shot to the head.
Braddock lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Braddock digs a right hand into Trabik's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Trabik's gas tank.
Braddock can't find room to land a body shot as Trabik controls the action.
Trabik throws a knee to the head but misses.
A nice left hand lands by Braddock.

Trabik is rocked!

It looks like Jakob Trabik has been cut.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Trabik is still on wobbly legs! Can Braddock finish him?
Braddock lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Braddock unloads with a big right hand that wobbles Trabik! He's leaning against the cage trying to keep his feet but Braddock is unloading with more strikes now! Trabik drops to his knees and the referee stops the fight for a TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:34 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). John Braddock!
After the fight, John Braddock was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.
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Event: Syn 607     
Date:   Dec 01, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Ramon Gracie (ranked 32 p4p, 5 weight class) and Sni Probong (ranked 244 p4p, 29 weight class). Gracie's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Jiu Jitsu: Vai Finaliza!. Probong has chosen Bodhi Mandala as his entrance music. Sni Probong has the eye of the tiger tonight.

180 cm
33
169 lbs
31 - 8 - 0
177 cm
33
155 lbs
20 - 14 - 0
BJJ Red Belt
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

HGH Nutrients Q160 Tycoons Best Quality supps
Freebok (85% Laundry)

Zenith Nutrition (160q/$200)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 31 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 20 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Sni Probong!
The judges for this bout are Steven Brown, James Glass and James Ackerman.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A telegraphed right hand from Probong misses the target.
Gracie uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Probong.
Gracie scores with a jab to the head.
Probong has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Probong throws a body kick that misses

and Gracie counters with a takedown into side control.
Gracie wants to lay and pray for a moment but Probong keeps working.
Probong can't do much from the bottom here.
Probong is trying to get back to half guard.
Probong keeps trying to improve his position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gracie wants to lay and pray for a moment but Probong keeps working.
Probong prevents Gracie from moving into mount.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Probong is trying to get back to half guard.

Gracie goes for an armbar here - this could be all over! But no, Probong has escaped beautifully and is now on top in side control! Oh, that's unlucky for Gracie but great work by Probong.
Gracie tries to buck Probong off but Probong is having none of it.
Probong moving around in side mount but really he's just happy to control for now.
Gracie is trying to get back to half guard.
Gracie is being controlled here.

Probong decides to stand up, so the ref orders Gracie to his feet.
Probong throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Gracie sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Probong slips a jab from Gracie.
Sni Probong seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gracie uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Probong.
Gracie feinted with a counter takedown.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Gracie 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 Probong has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Probong and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Gracie tries to clinch up but Probong circles away and keeps his distance.
Probong slips under a jab.
Probong flicks out a counter leg kick but Gracie steps away.
Probong misses with a hook. Gracie ducked under it nicely.
Probong loads up on a big right hand but Gracie slips the punch.

Gracie has managed to clinch.
Probong missing with knees to the body.
A left hand lands to the body for Gracie.
Gracie pushes Probong back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A nice right hand lands inside from Probong.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Gracie effectively controlling the action here.
Probong tries a body shot but Gracie blocks it.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Probong.
Gracie lands with a right to the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Probong breaks from the clinch.
Probong scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Probong throws a body kick despite being completely out of range

and Gracie counters with a nice double leg into side control. Probong won't be happy with that.

Probong throws Gracie to one side and escapes!
Nice defenses there by Gracie.
Gracie is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Probong.
Gracie slips a jab from Probong.
Probong is looking to land body kicks.
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!
Probong throws a lazy right hand but Gracie sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Probong throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.

Gracie gets the takedown into side control.

Probong bucks up and manages to escape back to his feet!
Probong throws out a leg kick but Gracie moves out of range and Probong only half commits.
Probong throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gracie tries to clinch there but Probong circles away.
Gracie connects with an inside leg kick.
Probong checks a leg kick.
Gracie throws a low kick but it's checked well by Probong.
Probong throws out a loose jab but Gracie uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gracie lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Probong misses with a straight right.
Gracie defending well as Probong loads up on a big left hand.
Probong throws a body punch but Gracie moves out of range.
Gracie changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
A chopping leg kick lands by Probong.
Gracie doesn't manage to clinch there - Probong circles away.
Probong throws a body punch but Gracie moves out of range.
Probong clobbers Gracie with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Sni Probong dominated that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Probong goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Gracie drops down looking for a counter takedown but Probong sprawls and moves away.
A decent looking cross lands there for Probong.

Gracie closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Probong's guard.
Probong looking for a sweep. Not yet Probong, not yet.
Probong is still trying to improve position.
Gracie wants to control from the top but Probong keeps moving.
Probong has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gracie tries to free his leg and advance position but Probong is retaining full guard.
Gracie is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Probong looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
If this pace continues, the referee will definitely step in and force a standup.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Probong looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Gracie puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
Probong trying to hold on to Gracie's head to control him but Gracie postures up.
Gracie trying to control the action but Probong is working from the bottom.
Probong trying to control here.

Gracie is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Gracie trying to pass the guard but Probong defending well.
Probong trying to control but Gracie postures up.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Probong wants to clinch up but Gracie keeps it at a distance.
Gracie blocks a low kick nicely.
A swing and a miss from Probong.
Probong misses with a hook. Gracie ducked under it nicely.
Probong misses with a head kick.
Probong chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Gracie can pounce on him.
Probong tries a low kick but Gracie avoids it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Probong goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Gracie tries to counter with a takedown but Probong is quick to defend against it.
Gracie is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Probong.
Gracie takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Probong takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Probong keeps the fight on the outside.
Gracie turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Probong throws out a powerful jab.
Probong missing with a left hand there. Gracie was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Gracie slips a jab from Probong.
Gracie moves out of range of the body kick.
Gracie ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Probong lands a jab to the head.
Probong scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Gracie doesn't seem bothered though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Probong misses with an attempted mid kick.
Probong pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Gracie drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw 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!
Gracie is looking to score with low kicks.
Probong connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Probong looks to land a left hand but Gracie moved out of range nicely.
Gracie dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Probong. That did some damage!
Probong throws a hook but Gracie blocks it.
Gracie with a jab.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Gracie 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.
Probong attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Gracie avoids the body shot from Probong.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Sni Probong 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! 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 good leg kick by Gracie.
Probong avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Probong lands a really nice looking cross but Gracie seems unphased.
Probong throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Probong swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Probong misses with an uppercut. Gracie saw that one coming.
Probong lunges at Gracie with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Gracie's hand.
Probong throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Probong misses with a jab, cross combination.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Gracie drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Gracie trying to control the position but Probong is working away.
Probong wants to control but Gracie postures up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Probong tries to buck Gracie off but Gracie is having none of it.
Probong is not content to let Gracie control the position.
Probong tries to buck Gracie off but Gracie is having none of it.
Sloppy strikes there by Gracie.
Gracie works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
Probong is looking for a sweep.
Gracie tries to cartwheel into mount but he doesn't manage it.
Gracie advances to mount.
Ramon Gracie has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
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.
Probong is wriggling around here but as he tries to escape, Gracie has taken his back.
Gracie scores with punches and elbows.
Probong is really stuck here.

Gracie is staying calm and holding on to the back position, whilst working on a rear naked choke. Probong is defending well though. Gracie let's go of the attempt for now.
Probong manages to reverse the position and now he's in Gracie's guard. Nice work there by Probong.
Probong trying to control the position from guard on top but Gracie is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gracie can't keep his opponent in guard - Probong advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Gracie is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Probong's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Probong's back!
Probong tries to escape but Gracie has the hooks in and won't let him break free.
Probong is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Gracie working for a choke but Probong is defending well.
Probong wants to control his opponent's hands but Gracie gets his hands free.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Probong is trying to stand. He's onto all fours with Gracie on his back. Gracie looks like he's slipping off but he's actually tansitioning to a beautiful armbar! Probong has to tap out to a very impressive submission!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:20 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Ramon Gracie!
A victorious Ramon Gracie thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
64%

 

Event: ROTI-08     
Date:   Dec 01, 2018

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Kantu Wa Zarambo (ranked 4032 p4p, 480 weight class) and Phil Coleman (ranked 5520 p4p, 570 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

185 cm
25
210 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
188 cm
25
223 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
Counter fighter
Cuts easily
Good wrestler
Counter fighter
Very confident

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Kantu Wa Zarambo!
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 The Island, Phil Coleman!
The judges for this bout are Dirk Anderson, Michael Johnstone and Bart Greer.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A leg kick checked by Zarambo.
Zarambo tries to counter with a takedown but Coleman is quick to defend against it.
Coleman tries to clinch up but Zarambo circles away and keeps his distance.

Coleman has managed to clinch.
Zarambo is working for takedown but Coleman is calmly controlling the position for now.
Zarambo prevents a takedown attempt there.
Zarambo wants a takedown.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Coleman's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Zarambo uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Coleman.
Coleman doesn't manage to clinch there - Zarambo circles away.
Phil Coleman seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Coleman finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Coleman pivots, looking for a leg kick but Zarambo is out of range and Coleman settles back down.
Zarambo tries to counter with a takedown but Coleman is quick to defend against it.
Both fighters are looking to counter, which isn't making for the most exciting fight in the world.
Coleman throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Coleman misses the shot to the body.
Zarambo feinted with a counter takedown.
Coleman tries to clinch but Zarambo is having none of it.
Zarambo appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Coleman misses with a body shot.
Zarambo drops down looking for a counter takedown but Coleman sprawls and moves away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Coleman misses with a straight left.
Zarambo half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Coleman tries to land a leg kick but Zarambo saw it coming and moves away.
Coleman pivots, looking for a leg kick but Zarambo is out of range and Coleman settles back down.
Zarambo circles away from the clinch attempt.
Zarambo attempts a counter takedown but Coleman avoids it well and moves away.
Coleman closes the distance and clinches up with Zarambo, looking for a takedown. Coleman pushes Zarambo against the cage but Zarambo circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Zarambo appears to be looking for a counter takedown.

Coleman darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Coleman working over Zarambo with some ground and pound. Zarambo looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Zarambo keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Zarambo on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Zarambo is trying to escape back to his feet but Coleman uses the scramble to pass into side control.
Coleman fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Coleman creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Zarambo sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
Coleman has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Coleman controlling the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
It looks like Coleman might be adopting somewhat of a lay and pray gameplan here, which I'm sure won't go down too well with the paying fans in attendance... Or the ring announcers come to think of it.
Zarambo looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.
Coleman working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter.
Sloppy strikes there by Coleman.
Zarambo is putting a lot of effort into getting back to his feet here.
Coleman trying to control the action but Zarambo is working from the bottom.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Coleman cracks Zarambo with a big elbow.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Zarambo checks a leg kick.
Zarambo appears to be looking for a counter takedown.

Coleman closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Zarambo did well to prevent Coleman getting side control.
Zarambo is refusing to be controlled, as Coleman sits in half guard.
Coleman throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Coleman scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Zarambo keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Coleman with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Coleman looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Zarambo with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Zarambo is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Coleman scores with a couple of nice shots.
Coleman 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.
Phil Coleman has got the better of the ground game so far.
Coleman slips a nice elbow through Zarambo's hands, connecting with Zarambo's forehead.
Coleman thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Zarambo's head.
Zarambo avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Coleman.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Coleman is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Zarambo knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Coleman on the ground.
Coleman working Zarambo over with strikes.
Coleman drops an elbow to the side of Zarambo's head.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Coleman connects with a nice short shot to Zarambo's temple.
Coleman looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Coleman winds up and cracks Zarambo with a swinging punch to the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Coleman drops an elbow to the side of Zarambo's head.
Coleman lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.

Zarambo is rocked!
Coleman looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Oh Zarambo is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Coleman content to control rather than advance.
Coleman lands a massive shot from half guard that has rocked Zarambo! More strikes land and this one is all over! Coleman jumps to his feet and is applauded loudly by the crowd!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:40 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Phil Coleman!
A very excited looking Phil Coleman rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.
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hype
A | B
pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
33%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Nov 28, 2018

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Renato Laranja (ranked 5396 p4p, 560 weight class) and Billy Donato (ranked 5150 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.

185 cm
25
215 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
192 cm
25
208 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Counter fighter
Self confident
BJJ Brown Belt
Brawler
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Renato Laranja!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Billy Donato!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, James Atkins and Steven Brown.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Donato throws a lazy head kick

and Laranja counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Laranja is trying to control. Donato wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Laranja tries to pass the half guard into mount. Donato knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.

Donato is defending against the submission attempts here by Laranja.
Laranja is looking to take a break and control but Donato is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Donato is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Donato is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Donato is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Laranja pulls his head out easily.
Donato trying to hold on to Laranja's head to control him but Laranja postures up.
Laranja passes the guard and advances to mount!
Laranja looking to control and managing it successfully.
Laranja can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Donato is looking to escape.
Laranja wants to take Donato's back here but Donato is holding on to an arm, himself looking to escape.
Donato working to try and regain half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Laranja jumps to side control looking for an arm triangle but Donato manages to avoid the submission attempt.
Laranja wants to lay and pray for a moment but Donato keeps working.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Donato prevents Laranja from improving position.
Donato holds on to Laranja's head and controls the position momentarily.
Laranja blocks the strikes from Donato.
Donato is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Laranja off and has taken his back!
Donato keeps control of the position as Laranja tries to break free.
Donato doesn't have the hooks in and Laranja manages to turn into his guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laranja preventing the sweep.
Laranja trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

Donato is looking for a triangle but Laranja pushes his legs off easily.
Donato is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Laranja is positioning himself well to prevent Donato advancing to mount.
Donato is keen to just control but Laranja is a slippery customer.

Laranja looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Donato content to control rather than advance.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laranja is trying to maintain the position but Donato is very close to passing his half guard.
Laranja is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Donato's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Donato's back!
Donato just trying to survive but Laranja is wriggling into a better position, looking to finish.

Laranja looking for the choke but no joy.
Laranja keeps control of the position as Donato tries to break free.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Donato tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
Donato is in all sorts of trouble here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Donato checks a leg kick.
Laranja displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Donato throws out the jab.
Laranja half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Laranja moves in looking to clinch but Donato pushes him off.
Laranja takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Laranja tries to clinch but Donato moves out of range.
Donato throws a sloppy body shot

and Laranja counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Laranja.
Laranja is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Donato wants to stall.

Laranja turns his back and goes for a hip toss. It's a bit messy but it gets the job done and Laranja manages to end up in side control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laranja has control of an arm but Donato manages to advance to Laranja's back!
I would not like to be Laranja right now.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Donato tries to get the hooks in deep but Laranja pushed the leg off.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Donato is controlling the position but Laranja somehow manages to roll and ends up with half guard.
Laranja is concentrating on defense, preventing Donato from advancing position.
Donato throwing shots but Laranja is blocking nicely.

Donato wants to work for an arm triangle but Laranja is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Laranja has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Donato is working away from the top position though.
Donato throws a strike but Laranja avoids it easily and moves to full guard.

Laranja has thrown up a leg looking for a triangle. Donato doesn't defend quickly enough and Laranja has managed to lock this one up! Can Donato escape?! NO! He's tapping out! Damn, that was a quick submission - congrats to Laranja on a fantastic submission victory.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:59 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Renato Laranja!
Renato Laranja was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
37%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Nov 26, 2018

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rodrigo Laranja (ranked 5315 p4p, 560 weight class) and Test One (ranked 4440 p4p, 0 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

185 cm
25
215 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
197 cm
18
222 lbs
0 - 1 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Basic striking
Inexperienced
BJJ White Belt
Excellent MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Rodrigo Laranja!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Test One!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, James Glass and Chris Edwards.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Laranja moves into the clinch successfully.

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

Laranja closes the distance and pushes One back into the cage.

Laranja pulls guard effortlessly.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:29 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle Armbar). Rodrigo Laranja!
Rodrigo Laranja was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
100%

 

Event: ROTI-06     
Date:   Nov 24, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Rogerio Laranja (ranked 5519 p4p, 368 weight class) and Lil Guy (ranked 7184 p4p, 418 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

175 cm
25
155 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
168 cm
25
150 lbs
0 - 1 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Counter fighter
Likes comics
BJJ White Belt
Decent boxing
Heavy handed

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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 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Rogerio Laranja!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Lil Guy!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Franklin, Winston Alpacca and Peter Branson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Laranja tries to clinch but Guy moves out of range.
Guy tests Laranja's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Guy comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Laranja on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Guy throws a jab but it's blocked by Laranja.
Nice defenses there by Laranja.

Laranja looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Guy!
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Guy can do anything to dispel that myth.
Guy tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Laranja controlling from side mount.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Americana). Rogerio Laranja!
S C
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B
G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
70%

 

Event: BFF 48: Fury vs. Bartlett II     
Date:   Nov 24, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between JoJo Diaz (ranked 2682 p4p, 237 weight class) and Hitoshi Yoshida (ranked 3315 p4p, 278 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

177 cm
21
142 lbs
3 - 1 - 0
170 cm
21
155 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Lethal high kicks
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 2 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, JoJo Diaz!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Hitoshi Yoshida!
The judges for this bout are Tatsuya Matsuyama, Yukihiro Shimada and Shigeki Sano.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Diaz fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Diaz avoids the body shot from Yoshida.
Yoshida on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Diaz cracks the inside of Yoshida's front leg.
Diaz loads up on a big right hand but Yoshida slips the punch.
Diaz swings for the body but Yoshida moves out of range.
Yoshida tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Yoshida takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Yoshida goes for a double leg but Diaz avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the ropes as Diaz continues to drive forward.
Yoshida tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Diaz was well out of range. Poor timing from Yoshida.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Yoshida gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Diaz looking to stall.

Yoshida has hold of one of Diaz's legs. Diaz is fighting the takedown attempt but Yoshida gets the trip and lands the takedown into guard.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Diaz is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Yoshida forces his way into half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diaz is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Yoshida's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Yoshida's back!
Yoshida can't escape the position.
Diaz controls the action.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
Yoshida is really stuck here.
The crowd hopeful of a finish here - Diaz's supporters are on their feet, screaming for him to go for the rear naked choke.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Good control from Diaz.
Diaz'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.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Yoshida looking very determined here, making life difficult for Diaz.
Diaz controls the position.
Diaz wants to control but Yoshida is keeping busy.
Diaz keeps control of the position as Yoshida tries to break free.
Diaz trying to control momentarily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diaz is really struggling to control Yoshida but he's trying to hold on to the position.
Yoshida wants to escape the position.
Yoshida trying to control but he's just got himself in more trouble.
Yoshida is being controlled on the ground here - he must escape this position otherwise surely the end is near.
I really don't envy Yoshida right now.
Diaz controls the action.
Yoshida staying busy and making it hard for Diaz to control.
Diaz is not going to allow Yoshida to sit and survive in this position.
You can see the frustration on Yoshida's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.
Diaz tries to get the hooks in deep but Yoshida pushed the leg off.
Yoshida tries to escape the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diaz keeps control of the position easily here as Yoshida tries to buck him off.
Diaz tries to get the hooks in deep but Yoshida pushed the leg off.
Yoshida is trying to break free.
Diaz trying to control.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Good control from Diaz.
Diaz trying to control momentarily.
Diaz keeps control of the position easily here as Yoshida tries to buck him off.
The crowd hopeful of a finish here - Diaz's supporters are on their feet, screaming for him to go for the rear naked choke.
Diaz is hanging on to Yoshida's back as he tries to escape.
Diaz tries to get the hooks in deep but Yoshida pushed the leg off.
Yoshida wants to escape the position.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Yoshida tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
Yoshida is looking to get to half guard.
Yoshida sneaks a leg back under and regains half guard and is working straight away to try and get back to guard. He hasn't managed just yet though.
Diaz looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Yoshida is looking to improve his position.
Diaz is keen to just control but Yoshida is a slippery customer.
Diaz prevents Yoshida from improving his position.
Diaz content to control rather than advance.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Yoshida is looking to improve his position.
Diaz is looking to advance position but Yoshida won't allow it.
Diaz is working hard here to advance position.
Diaz wants to stand up but Yoshida is controlling the position.
Yoshida is pressing down on Diaz's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Diaz has decided he wants to stand but the closed guard of Yoshida is proving hard to escape from.
Yoshida controls Diaz momentarily but Diaz frees himself.

That's eight 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.
Diaz wants to pass the guard but Yoshida is keeping the position.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Diaz pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Yoshida steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Diaz.
Yoshida misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Diaz.
Diaz 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.
Yoshida scores with a shot to the body.
Diaz throws a body kick despite being completely out of range

so Yoshida counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Yoshida stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Diaz swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Yoshida trying to control but Diaz is working from the bottom.
Diaz pulls Yoshida in to control the position.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Diaz looking to control.
Yoshida trying to control but Diaz is working from the bottom.
Yoshida stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Diaz swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Diaz is trying to control the position but Yoshida postures up.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Diaz lands a head kick!
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
A jab from Yoshida finds it's way through Diaz's defenses.
Diaz's jab looks to have found its range, popping Yoshida under the eye.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

JoJo Diaz dominated that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Yoshida checks the leg kick nicely there.

Yoshida throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Diaz was covering up waiting for the punch and Yoshida finishes the takedown easily into guard.

Yoshida got a little sloppy there for a moment and Diaz has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Yoshida has managed to get both his arms back between Diaz's legs - danger averted.
Yoshida wants to pass the guard but Diaz is keeping the position.
Diaz wants to control but Yoshida passes easily into half guard.
JoJo Diaz overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diaz trying to control here.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Yoshida seems to be working for a kimura but Diaz defends the submission attempt.
Yoshida wants to free his trapped foot but Diaz is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Yoshida trying to control from half guard but Diaz is working away.

Yoshida looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
Diaz is trying to control but Yoshida manages to pass to mount!

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.
Yoshida controlling from mount.
Yoshida is trying to take his opponent's back.
Diaz tries to hold on but Yoshida postures up.
Yoshida can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Diaz is looking to escape.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Yoshida seems to be looking to move to his opponent's back but Diaz is holding on tight.
Yoshida tries to control but Diaz wriggling away.
Diaz tries to lock up and control but Yoshida gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Yoshida can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Diaz is looking to escape.
Yoshida is looking to work his way around to Diaz's back. He needs to be careful though, as he's in danger of losing this dominant position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Diaz wants to hold on but Yoshida pushes him away.
Yoshida seems to be looking to move to his opponent's back but Diaz is holding on tight.
Diaz wants to improve position but instead he's given up his back.
Diaz turns into Yoshida and is now in his guard.

Yoshida looking for a guillotine here but Diaz defends easily.

Yoshida looking for a guillotine here but Diaz defends easily.
Diaz wants to stand but Yoshida is controlling his posture from full guard.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Diaz trying desperately to get back to his feet here but he's not having any joy at all. He's going to tire himself out if he's not careful.
Diaz trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

Yoshida is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Diaz trying to control the position from guard on top but Yoshida is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Diaz would like to get this fight back to the feet but can't get free from the closed guard.
Diaz sitting in guard here, content to control.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Diaz has decided he wants to stand but the closed guard of Yoshida is proving hard to escape from.
Diaz trying to control but Yoshida is working from the bottom.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Diaz misses with a leg kick

and Yoshida counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
Yoshida is thwarting Diaz's attempts to control the position.
Yoshida is pressing down on Diaz's thigh, looking to free his foot. Diaz is holding on for now.
Diaz makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Diaz.
Yoshida trying to control the position from guard on top but Diaz is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Diaz seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Yoshida trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Diaz not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Yoshida passes Diaz's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Diaz is trying to get back to full guard.

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

Yoshida is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Diaz has managed to free his arm - good work.
Diaz trying to control here.

Yoshida is looking for a kimura. It's pretty deep but Diaz still has the half guard so he's probably OK. Oh, Diaz has exploded into a beautiful escape there and after a quick scramble, he's ended up in side control on top! Nice work!
Yoshida regains half guard.
Diaz is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Diaz tries to stand and escape but Yoshida is controlling the position.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Diaz is looking to stall here but Yoshida recovers full guard.
Diaz wanted to stand there but Yoshida had control of the position.

Yoshida is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Diaz defends well.
Yoshida is trying to control the position but Diaz postures up.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Yoshida wants to sweep here but Diaz controlling him for the moment.
Diaz tries to free his leg and advance position but Yoshida is retaining full guard.

And that's the end of the fight!
Hitoshi Yoshida comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I have no idea who won that fight. Let's wait and see whether the judges are as confused as me! Time for a split decision perhaps?!. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Tatsuya Matsuyama scores the fight for JoJo Diaz!
Judge Yukihiro Shimada scores the fight as a draw!
Judge Shigeki Sano scores the fight for Hitoshi Yoshida!

The fight ends as a draw!
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RATING
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Event: MMAHelsinki - 22     
Date:   Nov 18, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Mitsugu Takeishi (ranked 1346 p4p, 71 weight class) and Jesus Ortiz (ranked 2301 p4p, 113 weight class). I don't know about you partner, but I'm pumped for this one!

185 cm
25
327 lbs
4 - 0 - 0
210 cm
26
300 lbs
4 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Granite chin
BJJ White Belt
Excellent MT
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 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 4 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Jesus Ortiz!
The judges for this bout are Ben Zyskovitsi, Johanna Lukiainen and Tarja Halkonen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ortiz moves away from the strike by Takeishi.
Takeishi avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Takeishi throws a jab when Ortiz was well out of range.

Takeishi moves into range and clinches up with Ortiz.
Ortiz misses with a punch to the body.
Ortiz swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Takeishi tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Ortiz's elbow.
I was talking to Takeishi's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Takeishi misses with a punch to the body.
Takeishi lands a nice shot to the body.
A short right from Takeishi on the inside.
Takeishi lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Takeishi just leaning against Ortiz, taking a breather.
Takeishi taking a breather.
Ortiz told us before the fight that he's been working on his elbows. An under utilised technique these days - let's see if it can sway the outcome of the fight.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Takeishi blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Takeishi digs a right hand underneath Ortiz's ribcage. Ortiz let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Ortiz looks winded!
Takeishi stalling.
Come on Takeishi - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Takeishi.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Takeishi stalling the fight.
Takeishi scores with a hook to the body.
Takeishi lands a nice uppercut.
Takeishi scores with a shoulder strike.
Takeishi is pushing Ortiz up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Ortiz takes a shot to the head.
Takeishi makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Takeishi lands with a left to the head.
Takeishi lands a right hand that snaps the head of Ortiz backwards.
Takeishi lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Ortiz backwards.
Takeishi lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Takeishi lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Ortiz.
Takeishi pushes Ortiz back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Takeishi lands a shoulder strike.
A nice right hand lands inside from Ortiz.
A right handed body shot lands from Takeishi.
Takeishi lands a body punch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Takeishi lands a right hand.

Ortiz is rocked!
A short left from Takeishi.
Ortiz is still on wobbly legs! Can Takeishi finish him?
Takeishi manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Ortiz seems to have recovered his senses.
Takeishi lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Takeishi lands with a light punch inside.
Takeishi prevents a body shot from Ortiz.
Ortiz's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A short body shot lands from Takeishi as the two fighters clinch.
Takeishi is struggling to control the position.
Takeishi displaying some good clinch control by pressing Ortiz up against the cage.

Takeishi drops Ortiz onto one knee with a big uppercut from the clinch! Ortiz is propped up by the cage and works his way back to his feet!
A right hook to the body lands for Takeishi.
Takeishi lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A right hook to the body lands for Takeishi.
A short body shot lands from Takeishi as the two fighters clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Takeishi is working Ortiz over against the cage.
Nice body punch from Takeishi.
Takeishi is struggling to control the position.
Takeishi taking a breather.
Ortiz tries a body shot but Takeishi blocks it.
A nice left hand lands by Takeishi.
Takeishi creates some distance for himself and unleashes a massive uppercut that sends Ortiz's eyes rolling into the back of his head! Ortiz drops to his knees and Takeishi pours it on with more strikes until the referee steps in to end the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:37 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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RATING
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Event: Syn 605     
Date:   Nov 17, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Rudy Rhod (ranked 194 p4p, 22 weight class) and Ramon Gracie (ranked 40 p4p, 6 weight class). Gracie is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Jiu Jitsu: Vai Finaliza!. There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.

180 cm
28
162 lbs
15 - 7 - 1
180 cm
33
169 lbs
30 - 8 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

Freebok (85% Laundry)

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Freebok (85% Laundry)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Rudy Rhod!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Ramon Gracie!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, Colin Fotheringham and Chris Edwards.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gracie scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Rhod misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Gracie.
Rhod checks a leg kick nicely.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Rhod.
Rhod lands a lovely overhand right.
Rhod lands a nice leg kick that just misses Gracie's sensitive parts.
Rhod throws a low kick, looking for Gracie's leg but Gracie calmly moves out of range.
Rhod connects with a single shot there.
Gracie on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Nice takedown defense from Rhod. No joy for Gracie on that attempt.

Rhod gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Gracie to score an easy takedown into full 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.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Gracie loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Gracie has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gracie postures up in Rhod's guard and throws a big left but Rhod blocks it.
Rhod pulls Gracie in to control the position.
Gracie wants to pass the guard but Rhod is keeping the position.
Gracie working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Rhod's head.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Gracie trying to control the position from guard on top but Rhod is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Gracie slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Gracie works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Gracie seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Rhod does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Gracie is looking to advance position but Rhod won't allow it.
Gracie thows a huge punch but Rhod dodges it nicely.
Gracie throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.

Gracie is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Rhod tries to roll over but Gracie keeps him under control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gracie wants to pass the guard but Rhod is defending well.
Rhod has hold of Gracie's hands but Gracie slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Gracie scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Gracie tries to pass to full mount but Rhod defends it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rhod keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Gracie looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Gracie not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Gracie not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Rhod is pressing down on Gracie's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Gracie trying to control but Rhod is working from the bottom.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Gracie is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Rhod keeping full guard, as Gracie tries to pass.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Rhod moves into the clinch.
Gracie goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A shot in the inside from Rhod.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Gracie.
Rhod blocks an uppercut.
Rhod tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Gracie's elbow.
Rhod blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Rhod pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Rhod on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Gracie slips under a jab from Rhod.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
An inside leg kick from Gracie misses.
Rhod throws the kick towards the body but Gracie avoids it.
Rudy Rhod seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rhod with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Gracie to score with a decent uppercut.
Gracie slips a straight right by Rhod.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gracie fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Rhod.
We've been told by Rhod's head coaches at Little Lebowski Urban Achievers that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Rhod steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Gracie.
Gracie takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Gracie misses with a body kick.
Gracie throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rhod sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Gracie tries to land a front kick but Rhod steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Rhod throws a leg kick but Gracie checks it.
Gracie wants to clinch up but Rhod keeps it at a distance.
A jab lands there for Rhod.

Rhod has closed the distance and engaged Gracie in a clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gracie lands with a short shot to the head.
Rhod lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Rhod misses with the head strike.

Gracie successfully pulls guard.
Gracie looking for a sweep. Not yet Gracie, not yet.
Rhod slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.

Gracie has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Rhod can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rhod stays in close to Gracie's body and controls the position.
Our spies down at at Arcalimon Top Team inform us that Gracie has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rhod preventing the sweep.
Gracie is trying to control the position from the bottom.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Rhod lands a jab to Gracie's midsection.
Rhod explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Rhod swings widly with a right hand

so Gracie counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Gracie trying to control the position from guard on top but Rhod is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gracie working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Gracie postures up.
Gracie wants to pass the guard but Rhod is keeping the position.
Rhod is trying to control the position but Gracie postures up.
Gracie is pushing down on Rhod's leg trying to pass to half guard. Rhod is fighting to maintain full guard but Gracie has managed to sneak the leg through.
Gracie sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Rhod defending well though.
Gracie passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Rhod!
Gracie looking to finish with strikes here!
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 fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!


Gracie blocks a low kick nicely.
Gracie tries to counter with a clinch but Rhod shakes him off and moves away.
Rhod takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Rhod lands a high kick!
Rhod misses with a looping left.
Rhod misses with a body shot

so Gracie counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Gracie wants to pass the guard but Rhod is keeping the position.
Gracie trying to control but Rhod is working from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gracie is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Ramon Gracie has got the better of the ground game so far.
Rhod keeping moving, preventing Gracie from controlling successfully.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gracie trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Gracie trying to control the position from guard on top but Rhod is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Gracie loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Gracie looking to pass the guard.
Gracie postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Gracie trying to control but Rhod is working from the bottom.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

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.
Rhod just misses with a punch to the body.
Rhod misses with a left hand

and Gracie counters by moving into the clinch.
Gracie fails to pull guard.
Gracie misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Gracie blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Gracie drags the fight down to the ground.
Rhod postures up.
Gracie has control of Rhod's left arm, preventing Rhod from doing any damage.
Rhod postures up.
Gracie wants to sweep here but Rhod controlling him for the moment.
Gracie manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Rhod manages to get himself to full guard.


That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rhod keeping moving, preventing Gracie from controlling successfully.
Gracie looking to pass the guard.
Rhod tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Ramon Gracie is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Rhod pulls Gracie in to control the position.
Gracie trying to control the position from guard on top but Rhod is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Rhod pulls Gracie in close to prevent any damage.
Rudy Rhod has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Gracie trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
Gracie controls from within his opponent's guard.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Gracie defending well as Rhod loads up on a big left hand.
Gracie tries to clinch
enabling Rhod to counter with a crisp jab.
Gracie fails with a takedown attempt.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Gracie tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 27:30
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 27:30
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 27:30

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

Ramon Gracie thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
33%

 

Event: TGC Openweight Round 1.2     
Date:   Nov 16, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between John Braddock (ranked 427 p4p, 25 weight class) and Duncan Ferguson (ranked 1017 p4p, 41 weight class). Man, I cannot wait for this one!

185 cm
30
285 lbs
14 - 2 - 0
191 cm
23
212 lbs
10 - 3 - 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 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 2 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, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Duncan Ferguson!
The judges for this bout are Ivan Kurochkin, Valeri Chadov and Aleksandr Martynov.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ferguson takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Ferguson misses with a series of wild punches.
Ferguson avoids the body shot from Braddock.
Braddock takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.

Braddock fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Ferguson, pushing him back against the cage.
Ferguson letting Braddock take a breather here.

Ferguson manages to break the clinch.
Braddock lands with a cross.

It looks like Duncan Ferguson has been cut.
Braddock moves out of range of the strikes.
Ferguson throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Some wild striking there from Ferguson.
Braddock looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Ferguson loads up on a big right hand but Braddock slips the punch.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Ferguson has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Braddock throws a shot from downtown. Ferguson moves away and avoids it.
Braddock uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Ferguson.
Ferguson misses with a hook.
Braddock is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Ferguson.
Braddock staying out of range there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Braddock misses with a body shot.
Braddock takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Duncan Ferguson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Ferguson swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Ferguson misses with a straight right.

Ferguson clinches with his opponent.
Ferguson has had enough of the clinch but Braddock keeps him there for the moment.
A head punch on the inside from Braddock fails to land.
Braddock has Ferguson pushed against the cage.
Braddock is stalling here.
The crowd are getting pretty annoyed with Braddock for his constant stalling in the clinch and are voicing their displeasure.
Braddock lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Braddock throws a punch but it's blocked by Ferguson.
Braddock misses with the head strike.
Braddock lands with a light punch inside.
Braddock tries to throw a body punch but Ferguson avoids it by throwing Braddock back against the cage.
Braddock tries to work over Ferguson's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

Ferguson breaks from the clinch.
Ferguson misses with a wild combination.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Braddock slips a jab from Ferguson.
Braddock takes a body punch but keeps moving.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Braddock showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Ferguson.
Braddock cracks Ferguson with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Braddock throws a shot from downtown. Ferguson moves away and avoids it.
Braddock misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Ferguson.
Ferguson is looking for the big counter here.
Ferguson tries to clinch but Braddock is having none of it.
Braddock looks to land a right hand but Ferguson moved out of range.
Braddock scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Braddock misses the shot to the body.
A nice side step and Ferguson releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Ferguson rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
letting Braddock counter with a right hand.
Ferguson lands a jab to the head.
Ferguson uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Braddock.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ferguson misses with a left hand

and Braddock holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Braddock lands a body shot.

Ferguson breaks from the clinch.
Ferguson swings for the body but Braddock moves out of range.
Ferguson takes a swing at Braddock's ribcage but misses.
Jab, jab by Ferguson - just one landing.
Ferguson connects with a jab.
Ferguson misses with a lunging right hand

and Braddock counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
A shot in the inside from Braddock.
Ferguson wants to get back to striking at distance but Braddock won't allow it.
Braddock throws a head punch that misses.
Ferguson displaying some good clinch control by pressing Braddock up against the cage.
Ferguson wants to stall.
Good body shot from Braddock.
Ferguson misses with a punch on the inside.
Braddock lands a left hand that snaps the head of Ferguson backwards.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Braddock's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Braddock slowing the pace effectively.
Braddock is pushing Ferguson up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Braddock scores with a hook to the body.
Ferguson looks winded!
Braddock makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Braddock lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Braddock lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Braddock misses with a punch on the inside.
Braddock keeps control of Ferguson as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Braddock.
Braddock presses Ferguson against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Braddock stalling against the cage.
Braddock stalling the fight.
The referee calls for Braddock to work.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

John Braddock dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Duncan Ferguson'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.


Ferguson takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Ferguson swings widly with a right hand
and Braddock cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Ferguson misses the body punch
and Braddock counters with a straight right hand.
Braddock doesn't manage to clinch there - Ferguson circles away.
Ferguson throws a big shot that misses.
Ferguson keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Braddock uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.

That has opened up Duncan Ferguson's cut even more.
Ferguson throws a lazy right hand but Braddock sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Ferguson misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Braddock counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Braddock works the jab nicely.
Braddock throws a big shot that misses.
Braddock misses with a left hand
and Ferguson counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Braddock fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Braddock bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Ferguson throws a jab when Braddock was well out of range.
Braddock is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Ferguson can do to turn this around?
Braddock tries to clinch but Ferguson moves out of range.
A countering left hand to the body from Ferguson misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Braddock misses with a body shot.
Ferguson throws out a counter right but Braddock avoids it with no problem.
Braddock wants to clinch up but Ferguson keeps it at a distance.
Ferguson misses with a lunging right hand
and Braddock makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Ferguson throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Braddock counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
The fighters circle momentarily. Braddock darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Braddock throws a hook but Ferguson blocks it.
Braddock throws a body shot but no joy.
Ferguson scores with a sloppy right hand. Braddock should have avoided that one.
Ferguson misses with a few strikes there.
A combination from Ferguson does no damage.
Ferguson throws the left hand but Braddock avoids the punch easily.
Braddock wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Ferguson throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Braddock seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Braddock displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Ferguson throws out the jab.
Ferguson throws a left and a right that both miss

and Braddock moves into the clinch.
Braddock blocks an uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A short right from Braddock on the inside.

The cut above Duncan Ferguson's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Ferguson is breathing heavily.
Ferguson working aggressively here.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Braddock creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Ferguson is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Ferguson is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Braddock is keeping busy.
Braddock pushes Ferguson back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Braddock tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Ferguson misses with a short punch on the inside.
Ferguson trying to stall but Braddock improves his position.
Braddock lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Ferguson backwards.
Ferguson fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Ferguson misses with some punches.
Braddock lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Braddock tries to throw a body punch but Ferguson avoids it by throwing Braddock back against the cage.
Braddock tries to throw a body punch but Ferguson avoids it by throwing Braddock back against the cage.
Ferguson wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Braddock tries to work over Ferguson's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Braddock lands a right hand that snaps the head of Ferguson backwards.

Duncan Ferguson's cut is absolute horrible now. This looks like something out of a horror film with blood covering both fighters.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Good body shot from Braddock.
Braddock lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Ferguson.
Braddock lands on the inside with an uppercut.

Ferguson is rocked!
A right hook to the body lands for Braddock.
Braddock lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Ferguson is still on wobbly legs! Can Braddock finish him?

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:26 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). John Braddock!
John Braddock decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
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Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Nov 12, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Nate O Sullivan (ranked 3849 p4p, 0 weight class) and Bobby Burns (ranked 3732 p4p, 0 weight class). Both these guys have solid standup skills and neither is particularly fantastic on the ground, so let's hope for a nice standup war!

185 cm
18
165 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
180 cm
25
160 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
BJJ White Belt
Excellent MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Nate O Sullivan!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Bobby Burns!
The judges for this bout are Paul Tew, Donald Grub and James Ackerman.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Burns misses with an uppercut.
An attempted straight right counter from O Sullivan misses the target.
Burns pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Burns takes a jab right on the kisser.
A jab lands there for O Sullivan.
O Sullivan connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
O Sullivan misses with a looping left.
Burns throws an ugly left hook that misses
and O Sullivan counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Burns misses with a hook. O Sullivan ducked under it nicely.
O Sullivan scores with a shot to the body.
O Sullivan uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Burns.
A telegraphed right hand from O Sullivan misses the target.
O Sullivan slips under a jab from Burns.
O Sullivan has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Arcalimon Top Team in the buildup to the fight.
Burns throws a hook to the side of O Sullivan's head but O Sullivan sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
O Sullivan throws an off balance right hand
and Burns counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

It looks like Nate O Sullivan has been cut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Burns walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Burns avoids the body shot from O Sullivan.
O Sullivan scores with a sloppy right hand. Burns should have avoided that one.
O Sullivan misses the shot to the body.
Burns looks like he wants to counter punch here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Burns misses with a lunging right hand
and O Sullivan counters with a straight right hand.
O Sullivan needs to keep his hands up - Burns had a free shot at his head there.
Burns lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
O Sullivan lands with a straight right. Burns didn't see that one coming.
Burns lands a lovely overhand right.
O Sullivan moves out of range of the strikes.
O Sullivan is looking to counter punch.
Burns throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
O Sullivan punishes Burns's body with a nice straight punch.
O Sullivan smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
O Sullivan bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Burns might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Burns thows a left - swing and a miss!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
The fighters circling - Burns throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Burns avoids the body shot from O Sullivan.
Burns misses with a looping right.
Burns throws a shot from downtown. O Sullivan moves away and avoids it.
O Sullivan scores with a hook to the body. Burns takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
O Sullivan missing with a left hand there. Burns was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Burns scores with a body shot.
O Sullivan fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Burns looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Nate O Sullivan seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Burns throws a big shot that misses.
A jab from Burns misses.
O Sullivan tries to clinch but Burns is having none of it.
Burns avoids a punch combination nicely.
Burns misses with a hook.
O Sullivan lands a nice looking body shot.
Nice uppercut lands for O Sullivan. That snapped Burns's head back.
O Sullivan lands a slapping body shot.
O Sullivan just misses with a punch to the body.
Burns swings widly with a right hand
and O Sullivan counters with a straight right hand.
Burns takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Burns fakes high and swings low for a body shot but O Sullivan manages to avoid it.
Burns avoids the body shot from O Sullivan.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Burns moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Burns throws an uppercut from half a mile away. O Sullivan sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Burns takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Burns scores with the left hand. O Sullivan knows he should have avoided that one.
Burns avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A slow jab from Burns misses its intended target.
Burns waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract O Sullivan.
Burns throws a right hand that misses
and O Sullivan counters with a right hand to the body.
O Sullivan throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Burns throws a big shot that misses.
A jab from Burns misses.
Burns has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Burns slips a straight right by O Sullivan.
O Sullivan lands a slapping body shot.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Burns walks into a jab.
O Sullivan misses with a straight right.
O Sullivan blocks a jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
O Sullivan comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
O Sullivan takes a shot right to the bread basket.
O Sullivan takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Burns fakes high and swings low for a body shot but O Sullivan manages to avoid it.
Some wild striking there from O Sullivan.
Burns takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
O Sullivan throws a series of punches but Burns moves out of range.
O Sullivan blocks a jab.
O Sullivan looks to land a combination. Burns sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Burns throws a hook but O Sullivan blocks it.
O Sullivan tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Burns manages to circle out of the way.
Burns misses with a straight right.
The fighters circling - O Sullivan throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Burns throws out a counter right but O Sullivan avoids it with no problem.
O Sullivan throws a combination. Burns tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Nate O Sullivan dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Nate O Sullivan's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


O Sullivan throws a right hand that misses
letting Burns counter with a right hand.
O Sullivan lands with a good body shot.
Burns throws a lazy uppercut
and O Sullivan counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
A telegraphed right hand from Burns misses the target.
O Sullivan is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Burns can do to turn this around?
A looping hook to the body misses from O Sullivan. Burns does a little dance to reset his feet.
O Sullivan is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Burns.
O Sullivan throws a body punch but Burns moves out of range.
O Sullivan moves out of range as Burns strikes.
O Sullivan scores with a shot to the body.
O Sullivan moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Burns throws a hook but O Sullivan blocks it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
O Sullivan takes a swing at Burns's ribcage but misses.
A little jabbing left from Burns on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Burns throws a hook but O Sullivan avoids it easily.
O Sullivan works the jab nicely.
O Sullivan throws a body punch but Burns moves out of range.
Burns throws out a counter right but O Sullivan avoids it with no problem.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A big right from Burns misses.
Burns throws a hook to the side of O Sullivan's head but O Sullivan sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.

That's one minute gone in the round.
O Sullivan walks into a straight right hand from Burns.
Burns looks to land a left hand but O Sullivan moved out of range nicely.
O Sullivan lands a slapping body shot.
O Sullivan scores with a shot to the body.
Burns misses with a body shot
enabling O Sullivan to counter with a crisp jab.
Burns throws a hook but O Sullivan blocks it.
O Sullivan moves out of range as Burns strikes.
Burns throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
O Sullivan uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
O Sullivan scores with a nice strike.
A looping hook to the body misses from Burns. O Sullivan does a little dance to reset his feet.
O Sullivan throws a left and a right that both miss
and Burns connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
O Sullivan lands a jab to Burns's midsection.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
O Sullivan throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nate O Sullivan is winning the standup battle so far.
Burns throws a shot to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Burns bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps O Sullivan's head backwards.
O Sullivan moves into range and connects with a jab.
O Sullivan defending well as Burns loads up on a big left hand.
A lazy left from Burns finds it's target.
Burns scores with a jab. O Sullivan acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
O Sullivan slips under a jab.
O Sullivan throws a hook to the side of Burns's head but Burns sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
O Sullivan sizes up Burns with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Burns drops his hands momentarily and O Sullivan takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Burns takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
O Sullivan slips a jab from Burns.
Burns thows a left - swing and a miss!
Burns circles away from the clinch attempt.
A looping hook to the body misses from Burns. O Sullivan does a little dance to reset his feet.
O Sullivan connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
O Sullivan moves into range and connects with a jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
O Sullivan works the jab nicely.
Burns walks into a stiff left hand from O Sullivan.
Burns is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
O Sullivan throws a hook but Burns avoids it easily.
Burns keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Burns is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by O Sullivan.
A counter left hand to the body from O Sullivan misses its target.
Burns keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
O Sullivan slips a straight right by Burns.
O Sullivan steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Burns.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
O Sullivan lands a head shot.
O Sullivan connects with a jab.
A looping hook to the body misses from O Sullivan. Burns does a little dance to reset his feet.
Burns jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Burns missing with a left hand there. O Sullivan was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
O Sullivan swinging wildly here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
O Sullivan jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
O Sullivan works the jab nicely.
O Sullivan feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Burnss jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
O Sullivan misses with a straight left.
The fighters circling - O Sullivan throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Burns throws a hook but O Sullivan blocks it.
A shot to the body from Burns misses
and O Sullivan counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Burns lands a glancing blow to the side of O Sullivan's head.
O Sullivan misses with a body shot.
O Sullivan moves away from the strike by Burns.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
O Sullivan lands a nice shot that snaps Burns's head back.
Burns misses with an uppercut. O Sullivan saw that one coming.
O Sullivan cracks Burns with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Nice defenses there by O Sullivan.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Nate O Sullivan dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Nate O Sullivan's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Burns showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from O Sullivan.
Burns is clearly trying to counter these attacks from O Sullivan with a body shot.
Burns misses with a looping right.
A jab from Burns finds it's way through O Sullivan's defenses.
O Sullivan throws a jab when Burns was well out of range.
O Sullivan fails with an attempt to clinch.
O Sullivan throws out a loose jab but Burns uses good head movement to avoid it.
O Sullivan uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Burns.
Burns comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Burns rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and O Sullivan counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Burns uses good head movement to avoid the hook from O Sullivan.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
O Sullivan takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
O Sullivan cracks Burns with an open hand slap.
The fight stays on the outside here - O Sullivan looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
O Sullivan fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Burns looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.

That's one minute gone in the round.
O Sullivan throws a shot from downtown. Burns moves away and avoids it.
O Sullivan looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
O Sullivan displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Burns throws out the jab.
O Sullivan gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Burns has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
O Sullivan slips under a jab from Burns.
Burns scores with a body shot.
O Sullivan with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Burns waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract O Sullivan.
Burns is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by O Sullivan.
Burns fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
O Sullivan throws a body punch but Burns moves out of range.
O Sullivan scores with a jab. Burns acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
O Sullivan displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Burns throws out the jab.
A slow jab from Burns misses its intended target.
O Sullivan is looking to counter punch.
Bobby Burns has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
O Sullivan lands with a shot to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Burns is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by O Sullivan.
A left lands for Burns.
O Sullivan jabs Burns to the body, keeping him at a distance.
O Sullivan lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Burns swings and misses with a shot to the body
and O Sullivan counters with a stiff right hand.
Burns takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Burns throws the left hand but O Sullivan avoids the punch easily.
Good standup being displayed there by Burns as he connects with a hook.
A jab from Burns finds it's way through O Sullivan's defenses.
O Sullivan dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Burns shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Burns misses with a lunging right hand
and O Sullivan counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
O Sullivan scores with a hook to the body. Burns takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Burns slips under a jab.
Burns appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Burns throws a body shot but no joy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
O Sullivan scores with a shot to the body.
Burns waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract O Sullivan.
A quick step to the side and O Sullivan tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Burns misses with an uppercut. O Sullivan saw that one coming.
O Sullivan throws a good cross that connects.
O Sullivan connects with a looping right hand.
Burns takes a body punch but keeps moving.
O Sullivan's corner calls for a 1-2. O Sullivan obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Nice uppercut lands for O Sullivan. That snapped Burns's head back.
Burns takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
O Sullivan scores with a jab to the body.
A jab from O Sullivan does it's job there.
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!
Good shot there by O Sullivan.
Burns takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Nice shot by O Sullivan.
Nice defenses there by Burns.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Burns throws an overhand right that lands on O Sullivan's shoulder, as O Sullivan tries to avoid the shot.
It looked like O Sullivan was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Burns.
Burns misses with a lunging right hand
and O Sullivan counters with a lovely shot to the body.
O Sullivan feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Burnss jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Burns throws a good cross that connects.
Good exchange - O Sullivan coming out on top.
A slow jab from Burns misses its intended target.
It looked like O Sullivan wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Burns misses with a telegraphed body shot
and O Sullivan counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Good shot there by O Sullivan.
O Sullivan throws a series of punches but Burns moves out of range.
Burns looks like he wants to counter punch here.
O Sullivan connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Burns momentarily.
Nice shot lands for O Sullivan.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
O Sullivan throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
O Sullivan throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Burns bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A little jabbing left from Burns on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Burns tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but O Sullivan was well out of range. Poor timing from Burns.
O Sullivan throwing a counter right hand but Burns manages to avoid it.

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

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Nate O Sullivan!

Nate O Sullivan tried to hype himself up post fight but didn't word it too well and it ended up with him sounding like a bit of a tool.
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A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
86%

 

Event: DK Battleground XII     
Date:   Nov 07, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Neo Nova (ranked 1666 p4p, 189 weight class) and Matt Askren (ranked 2640 p4p, 287 weight class). Neo Nova could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Matt Askren's chin.

186 cm
20
178 lbs
4 - 1 - 0
175 cm
21
180 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Lethal high kicks
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Neo Nova!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Matt Askren!
The judges for this bout are Wesley Smith, Daniel Franklin and Cecil Peabody.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nova throws a quick inside leg kick.

Askren has Nova up against the cage in a clinch.
Nova throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Askren lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Nova or not.

Nova breaks the clinch.
Nova takes one on the button.
Askren scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Askren takes a swing at Nova's ribcage but misses.
Nova is looking to counter punch.

Askren fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Nova sprawls well initially but Askren persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
Nova trying to control from the bottom.

Nova looking for submissions off his back.

Nova looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Askren scores with a couple of good hammerfists.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nova tries to roll over but Askren keeps him under control.
Askren winds up and cracks Nova with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Askren working the head and body with strikes.
Askren lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Ground and pound from Askren.
Nova tries to roll over but Askren keeps him under control.
Nova is in a tricky position but he's been working on his transitions down at Tip of the Spear, so we'll see if he gets out of it.
Askren is keen to just control but Nova is a slippery customer.
Nova tries to roll over but Askren keeps him under control.
Askren is keen to just control but Nova is a slippery customer.
Nova is looking for a sweep. Askren is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Nova wants to get back to full guard but Askren has passed into side control.
Askren trying to control the action but Nova is working from the bottom.
Nova is looking to reverse the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Askren working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
Nova can't do much from the bottom here.
Askren scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Nova to see if he's OK.
Askren connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Nova some visible discomfort.
Nova sneaks back into half guard.
Nova moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Askren postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow 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!

Nova is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Askren defends well.
Askren sitting in guard here, content to control.

Nova working for a triangle but Askren defends it easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nova looking to control.
Askren must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.

Askren avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Askren lands a couple of elbows.
Askren landing with the ground and pound.

Askren is posturing up here but Nova has hold of an arm and he's gone for an armbar! Askren tries to roll out but it's too tight and Askren has to tap! Slick submission there by Nova!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:51 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Neo Nova!
S C
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
37%

 

Event: UCF 16     
Date:   Nov 03, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Mark Lesnar (ranked 151 p4p, 18 weight class) and Bjorn Lothbrok (ranked 1723 p4p, 184 weight class). Lothbrok has chosen Vikings as his entrance music. There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.

185 cm
28
285 lbs
15 - 2 - 0
189 cm
21
221 lbs
6 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Granite chin

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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 15 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 6 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Bjorn Lothbrok!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Bishop, Donald Grub and Paul Tew.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Lothbrok scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Lothbrok throws an off balance right hand

and Lesnar counters with a takedown into side control.
You can see the frustration on Lothbrok's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Lothbrok can do anything to dispel that myth.
Lothbrok tries to slip a leg under to move to half guard but Lesnar presses down on the leg and jumps into full mount!
Lothbrok wants to hold on but Lesnar pushes him away.
Lothbrok is desperately trying to improve his position but Lesnar has a good base and remains in mount.
Lesnar with good strikes from the mount here!
Lothbrok is wriggling around trying to escape.
Lesnar unloading with bombs!
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!
Lesnar controlling from mount.
Lothbrok sneaks a leg back under and regains half guard and is working straight away to try and get back to guard. He hasn't managed just yet though.
Lesnar working over Lothbrok with some ground and pound. Lothbrok looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Lesnar thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Lothbrok's head.
Lothbrok is looking for a sweep. Lesnar is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Lothbrok felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.
Lesnar wants to control but Lothbrok is keeping him busy.
Nice strikes from Lesnar there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lesnar lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Lesnar prevents Lothbrok from improving his position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Lothbrok is trying to maintain the position but Lesnar is very close to passing his half guard.
Lothbrok blocking the ground and pound attempt from Lesnar.
Lothbrok has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Lesnar is working away from the top position though.
Lothbrok wants to improve his position but Lesnar is controlling well.
Lesnar is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Lothbrok is looking to improve his position.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Lesnar connects with a nice short shot to Lothbrok's temple.
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.
Lesnar seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Lesnar prevents Lothbrok from improving his position.
Lesnar working over Lothbrok with some ground and pound. Lothbrok looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Lesnar missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Lothbrok is trying is best to control the position here.
Lothbrok wants to get back to full guard.
Lesnar working the head and body with strikes.
Lothbrok 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 seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Lesnar winds up and cracks Lothbrok with a swinging punch to the side of the head.

Lothbrok is rocked!
Lesnar trying to control the pace.
Lothbrok is still in real trouble! Can Lesnar finish him?
Lesnar lands a massive shot from half guard that has rocked Lothbrok! More strikes land and this one is all over! Lesnar jumps to his feet and is applauded loudly by the crowd!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:51 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Mark Lesnar!
Mark Lesnar retains his heavyweight title!
Mark Lesnar tried to hype himself up post fight but didn't word it too well and it ended up with him sounding like a bit of a tool.
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
54%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Nov 02, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Tyler Thompson (ranked 5564 p4p, 0 weight class) and Nate O Sullivan (ranked 5757 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.

196 cm
25
165 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
185 cm
18
165 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
BJJ White Belt
Excellent MT
Big heart
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Tyler Thompson!
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, Nate O Sullivan!
The judges for this bout are Steven Brown, James Glass and William Gold.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
O Sullivan scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Thompson throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Thompson ducks right into an uppercut from O Sullivan.
O Sullivan fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Thompson takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Thompson dodges the punch combination from O Sullivan.
Thompson takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
O Sullivan punishes Thompson's body with a nice straight punch.
Thompson throws a sloppy head kick and O Sullivan moves out of range easily.
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!
O Sullivan avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
O Sullivan connects with a nice looking jab.
O Sullivan fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Nate O Sullivan seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
O Sullivan scores with a body shot.
O Sullivan lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
O Sullivan lands with an uppercut that bounces Thompson off the cage and back into range.
Thompson lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Thompson throws a leg kick which misses O Sullivan's front leg but catches the back leg as O Sullivan tries to avoid it.
O Sullivan ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Thompson throws a body shot but no joy.
O Sullivan is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Thompson rather than just go for the knockout.
O Sullivan thuds his right hand into Thompson's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Thompson misses with a series of wild punches.
Thompson takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
O Sullivan uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Thompson takes a shot right to the bread basket.
O Sullivan lands a nice looking body shot.
A right-left combo lands from O Sullivan.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Thompson drops his hands momentarily and O Sullivan takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Thompson really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
O Sullivan bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Thompson's head backwards.
Thompson throws a head kick that misses
enabling O Sullivan to counter with a crisp jab.
Thompson takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Thompson tries to clinch but O Sullivan moves out of range.
Thompson with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling O Sullivan to score with a decent uppercut.
O Sullivan lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Thompson at a distance.
Thompson takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Thompson tries a head kick but it misses.
O Sullivan wants to counter with a clinch but Thompson pushes him away.
O Sullivan clobbers Thompson with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
O Sullivan is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Thompson had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Thompson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but O Sullivan was well out of range. Poor timing from Thompson.
O Sullivan lands a jab.
Good shot there by O Sullivan.

Thompson is rocked!
Thompson takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
O Sullivan staying out of range there.
Thompson tries to clinch but O Sullivan moves out of range.
Thompson scoring well with a low kick there.
The fighters circle momentarily. O Sullivan darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
O Sullivan fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
O Sullivan cracks Thompson with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
O Sullivan lands a glancing blow to the side of Thompson's head.
Thompson avoids a punch combination nicely.
Jab by O Sullivan.
Thompson swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
O Sullivan lands a jab to Thompson's midsection.
O Sullivan connects with a nice looking jab.
O Sullivan connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
O Sullivan throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.

O Sullivan closes the distance and clinches.
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!
O Sullivan lands a hook that snaps the head of Thompson backwards.
O Sullivan working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Oh Thompson is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
O Sullivan lands an uppercut.

O Sullivan pulls guard successfully.

O Sullivan has thrown up a leg looking for a triangle. Thompson doesn't defend quickly enough and O Sullivan has managed to lock this one up! Can Thompson escape?! NO! He's tapping out! Damn, that was a quick submission - congrats to O Sullivan on a fantastic submission victory.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:27 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Nate O Sullivan!
Nate O Sullivan bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
76%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Oct 30, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Ruslan Karelin (ranked 5580 p4p, 0 weight class) and Lars Sullivan (ranked 5794 p4p, 0 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

190 cm
18
280 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
205 cm
25
260 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Basic striking
Granite chin
Decent wrestler
Brawler
Determined

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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 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Ruslan Karelin!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Lars Sullivan!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, Andrew Berry and Paul Tew.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Karelin darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.
Karelin thows a huge punch but Sullivan dodges it nicely.
Karelin slows the pace down in half guard.
Karelin scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Sullivan wants to improve his position but Karelin is controlling well.
Nice strikes from Karelin there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Sullivan looking for submissions off his back.

Karelin is looking to stall in half guard but Sullivan is in no mood to hang around. He's locked up a Kimura from the bottom and has used it to sweep! He's held on to the kimura and is looking to finish here... will he get it... YES! Karelin taps out and the crowd goes crazy! Great finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Lars Sullivan!
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B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
68%

 

Event: MMAHelsinki - 18     
Date:   Oct 27, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Vasylis Tryfon (ranked 2372 p4p, 119 weight class) and Mitsugu Takeishi (ranked 1953 p4p, 100 weight class). I'm sure you'll be fascinated to know that I was talking to some pointless Z list celebrity before the fight and he thought that Mitsugu Takeishi was going to win. Let's see if he was right.

194 cm
26
284 lbs
4 - 1 - 0
185 cm
25
327 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Brawler
Big heart
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
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 4 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Vasylis Tryfon!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Mitsugu Takeishi!
The judges for this bout are Marco Blurström, Matti Vanhoillinen and Tarja Halkonen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Tryfon tries to clinch up
and Takeishi counters with a nice uppercut.
Takeishi connects with the punch.
Nice straight punches there by Takeishi. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Takeishi.
Takeishi ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Takeishi lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Tryfon shoots in looking for a takedown. Takeishi tries to sprawl out of it but Tryfon keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Takeishi manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Takeishi lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Tryfon at a distance.
Takeishi scores with a decent looking hook.
Tryfon moves to clinch but Takeishi breaks away
and Takeishi connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tryfon doesn't succeed with the takedown

and Takeishi counters with a crisp right hand that drops Tryfon! Takeishi lets Tryfon back up to his feet, looking for a finish!

It looks like Vasylis Tryfon has been cut.
Tryfon tries for a takedown but Takeishi circles away easily

and Takeishi counters with a crisp right hand that drops Tryfon! Takeishi lets Tryfon back up to his feet, looking for a finish!
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Vasylis Tryfon. That's going to take a lot out of him.
This has been an exciting period of action!

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

Tryfon is rocked!
Takeishi scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Tryfon doesn't seem bothered though.
Takeishi lands with a shot to the body.
Takeishi connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Tryfon takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Tryfon is breathing heavily.
Takeishi lands an uppercut, right on the button! Tryfon tumbles backwards into the cage, staring vacantly into space! He's got no idea where he is, who he is or what day it is... Poor guy.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:47 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Mitsugu Takeishi!
Mitsugu Takeishi 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.
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
91%

 

Event: BFF 44: Willis vs. Badass     
Date:   Oct 27, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Hitoshi Yoshida (ranked 4325 p4p, 317 weight class) and Takeshi Yamada (ranked 6850 p4p, 379 weight class). Takeshi Yamada struggled to make weight for this fight. He only made it down to 146.1lbs at the first attempt and had to take the additional two hours to make the official bout weight. Let's see how much it's taken out of him. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

170 cm
20
155 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
167 cm
22
155 lbs
2 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Cardio machine
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 2 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Hitoshi Yoshida!
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 Tokyo, Takeshi Yamada!
The judges for this bout are Taro Takaoka, Yuuki Gou and Shigeki Sano.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Yamada doesn't succeed with the takedown

and Yoshida holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Yamada tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Yamada goes for a takedown attempt but Yoshida pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
Hitoshi Yoshida has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Takeshi Yamada.
Yoshida avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Yoshida swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Yamada.
We've been hearing reports that Yoshida has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Yamada takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Yoshida lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Yamada at a distance.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Yoshida rushes Yamada and presses him up against the ropes.

Yoshida gets a nice trip takedown into half guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Yoshida content to control rather than advance.
Yoshida works his way into full mount!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yoshida wants to take Yamada's back but he can't do it this time.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.

Yoshida is working for a guillotine from mount but Yamada frees his head quite easily.

Yoshida is working for a guillotine from mount but Yamada frees his head quite easily.

Yoshida looking for a guillotine from mount but Yamada is having none of it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Yoshida wants to finish this one by submission but Yamada is holding onto his waist, trying to prevent any attacks from Yoshida.
Yamada is controlling an arm, preventing Yoshida from taking his back. Although keeping him in mount is no better to be honest.
Yoshida forces the positional change into back control.

Yoshida working from the back looking to end the fight with a rear naked choke. Yamada is doing well to defend. Yoshida seems to have got his hand under the chin though and he's sunk the choke in! Yamada is forced to tap and this one is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:53 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Hitoshi Yoshida!
A very excited looking Hitoshi Yoshida made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
In defeat, Takeshi Yamada stepped up to the mic, saying 'みんなさんごめんなさい!すぎのファイトもと強いになる!'.
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
45%

 

Event: Syn 601     
Date:   Oct 27, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Garrick Head (ranked 413 p4p, 47 weight class) and Archie Griffiths (ranked 601 p4p, 65 weight class). 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?

157 cm
35
154 lbs
22 - 11 - 0
175 cm
32
147 lbs
16 - 6 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

KOMBAT KLOTHING

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 22 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Garrick Head!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Archie Griffiths!
The judges for this bout are James Atkins, Daniel Bishop and Richard Clark.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Head missing with a left hand there. Griffiths was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Griffiths moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Griffiths waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Head.
Head avoids the body shot from Griffiths.
Head gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Head looks to land a right hand but Griffiths moved out of range.
Head closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Head looks to land a right hand but Griffiths moved out of range.
Jab by Griffiths.
Griffiths moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Head throws a leg kick but Griffiths checks it.
Griffiths drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw 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!
Head moves forwards but Griffiths connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Griffiths avoids the body shot from Head.
Head looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Head defending well as Griffiths loads up on a big left hand.
Griffiths ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Head moves away.
Griffiths fakes the leg kick and cracks Head in the body.
Head looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Griffiths swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Head swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Griffiths thumps Head with a low kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Griffiths moves out of range as Head strikes.
Head throws a jab but it's blocked by Griffiths.
Head takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Head looks to land a left hand but Griffiths moved out of range nicely.
Head goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Griffiths shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Griffiths throws a leg kick but Head checks it.
Griffiths feints and then cracks Head's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Head down.
Griffiths scores with a jab to the body.
Griffiths throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Griffiths lands with a nice body punch.
Griffiths throws a nice outside leg kick.
Head misses with an uppercut
and Griffiths cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Griffiths throws a head kick but Head moves out of range.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Head fails to land with a series of punches.
Griffiths punishes Head's body with a nice straight punch.
Griffiths walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Head checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Griffiths.
Head throws a hook to the side of Griffiths's head but Griffiths sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths feints a jab promting Head to slip. Griffiths then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Head slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Griffiths connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Head misses with a left hand
and Griffiths counters with a slapping leg kick.
Head cracks a nice hook into Griffiths's ribs.
Griffiths throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Griffiths throws a nice inside leg kick.
Head waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Griffiths.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Head throws a push kick but Griffiths slaps the foot to one side.
A little jabbing left from Griffiths on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Head throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Griffiths has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Griffiths throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Head swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Head misses with an uppercut.
Griffiths is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
A slapping leg kick lands for Griffiths.
Head slips under a jab from Griffiths.
Head misses with a straight left.
Griffiths throws a head kick that misses.
Head misses with a wild body shot.
Head blocks a low kick nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A head kick misses from Head.
Head throws a big shot that misses.
Griffiths lands a nice looking kick to the body. Head takes a step back to recover.
Griffiths looks to land a right hand but Head moved out of range.
Head is really struggling to find his range with his punches. Griffiths's reach advantage is clearly causing him problems.
Griffiths throws a wild body kick that Head sees coming a mile off.
Griffiths fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Head.
Head waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Griffiths.
Head swings for the body but Griffiths moves out of range.
Griffiths motions for Head to come forward. Griffiths throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Griffiths moves out of range of the strikes.
Griffiths fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Head has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Nice straight punches there by Head. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Head.
Griffiths connects with an inside leg kick.
Head misses with a left hand
and Griffiths counters with a nice body shot.
Griffiths misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Griffiths avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Head pivots, looking for a leg kick but Griffiths is out of range and Head settles back down.
Head moves out of range as Griffiths strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Griffiths cracks the inside of Head's front leg.
Head connects with a looping right hand.
Head swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Griffiths counters with a low kick, right behind Head 's knee.
Griffiths throws a low kick but Head avoids it.
Head misses with a low kick as Griffiths jumps back.
Head takes one to the side of the head.
Head throws a right hand that Griffiths ducks under and follows up with a left that Griffiths also avoids with ease.
Griffiths throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Head misses with a body shot.
Head is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Griffiths dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Head. That did some damage!
Griffiths thows a left - swing and a miss!
Head is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Griffiths.
Head throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Griffiths misses with a wild body shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Head throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Griffiths has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Head is looking to chop away at Griffiths's legs.
Head moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
A swing and a miss from Head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Archie Griffiths dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Griffiths connects with a solid leg kick.
Head tries to land a body kick
letting Griffiths counter with a right hand.
Griffiths takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Griffiths! But no joy.
Head misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Griffiths counters with a thumping low kick.
Head throws a right and a left that Griffiths avoids nicely.
Griffiths has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Griffiths attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Griffiths thumps Head with a low kick.
Head motions for Griffiths to come forward. Head throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Griffiths catches Head with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Griffiths with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Head to score with a decent uppercut.
Head throws a jab but it's blocked by Griffiths.
Griffiths keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Head.
Griffiths throws a leg kick but Head sees it coming and moves out of range.
Head swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Head might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Head takes a swing at Griffiths's ribcage but misses.
Griffiths uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Head.
Griffiths scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A slapping body kick lands there for Griffiths.
Griffiths moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Griffiths with a nice cross.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Griffiths staying out of range there.
Griffiths throws a leg kick but Head checks it.
Head attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Griffiths lands with a thumping leg kick.
Griffiths ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Head moves away.
Head throws a hook to the side of Griffiths's head but Griffiths sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Head waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Griffiths.
Griffiths scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Griffiths misses with a head kick.
Head uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Griffiths has time to react.
Griffiths uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Head.
Head looks to score with a jab to the body but Griffiths is just out of range.
Head on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Head misses with a low kick.
Head throws a leg kick that misses.
Griffiths uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Head.
Head throws a body shot but no joy.
Head will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths misses with a wild body shot.
Head throws a body shot but no joy.
Head takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Griffiths throws a half hearted mid kick.
Griffiths defending well as Head loads up on a big left hand.
Head takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Head throws a jab when Griffiths was well out of range.
Head throws a right and a left that both miss.
Head just misses with a punch to the body.
Griffiths throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Head sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Griffiths throws a body punch but Head moves out of range.
The fighters circling - Griffiths throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Decent striking displayed by Griffiths there.
Head getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Head misses with a few strikes there.
Head loads up on a big right hand but Griffiths slips the punch.
Head moves away from the strike by Griffiths.
Head swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Griffiths throws a leg kick which misses Head's front leg but catches the back leg as Head tries to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths pushes Head away with a front kick.
Head throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Griffiths counters with a stiff right hand.
Head cracks Griffiths with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Head throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Griffiths sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Head looks to score with a jab to the body but Griffiths is just out of range.
Griffiths throws a front kick that sends Head stumbling back into the cage.
Nice uppercut there from Griffiths.
Griffiths turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Head closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Head steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Griffiths. That one must have hurt.
Head misses with a right hand
and Griffiths counters with a straight right hand.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Griffiths catches Head with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Head tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Archie Griffiths seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Head ducks right into an uppercut from Griffiths.
Head misses with a few strikes there.
Griffiths lands with a right hand.
Griffiths comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Griffiths connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Head throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Griffiths sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A good leg kick by Griffiths.
Head swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Griffiths scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Head doesn't seem bothered though.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Griffiths.
Griffiths throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Head missing with a left hand there. Griffiths was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Griffiths ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Nice body kick from Griffiths.
Head chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Griffiths can pounce on him.
Head misses with a looping left.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Griffiths takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Head avoids the body shot from Griffiths.
Griffiths lands a jab to Head's midsection.
Head connects with a solid leg kick.
Head throws a right and a left that Griffiths avoids nicely.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Head has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Griffiths.
Griffiths ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Head moves away.
A quick step to the side and Head tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Griffiths walks forward, straight into a front kick from Head.
Good work by Head as he checks the leg kick.
Griffiths throws a low kick but Head avoids it.
Griffiths looks to land a body kick but Head moved away.
Griffiths throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Griffiths misses with a head kick.
A slow jab from Head misses its intended target.
Head throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Griffiths misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Head feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Griffiths's calf.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Griffiths looks to score with a jab to the body but Head is just out of range.
Griffiths takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Griffiths shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Head scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Head has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Griffiths finds it's way round the side to connect with Head's head.
Head connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Griffiths's hands.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Head throws a leg kick
and Griffiths makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Head tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Griffiths was well out of range. Poor timing from Head.
Head takes a swing at Griffiths's ribcage but misses.
Head throws a body shot but no joy.
Griffiths goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Griffiths throws a leg kick which misses Head's front leg but catches the back leg as Head tries to avoid it.
Head throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Head will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Griffiths lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Head circles away quickly and effectively.
Head with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Griffiths to score with a decent uppercut.
Griffiths turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
A punch lands to the side of Griffiths 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Head looks to land a combination but Griffiths avoids it well.
Head swings widly with a right hand
and Griffiths counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Some bone on bone action there as Head checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Head fires out a quick counter leg kick but Griffiths just manages to avoid it.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A head kick from Griffiths lands but Head takes it in his stride.
Griffiths cracks the inside of Head's front leg.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths avoids the body shot from Head.
Griffiths throws a body shot but no joy.
As Griffiths backs away, Head returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Griffiths checks the leg kick.
Head waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Griffiths.
Head throws a leg kick that misses.
Griffiths only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Griffiths throws a chopping leg kick but Head manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Griffiths connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Head misses with an uppercut.
Griffiths misses with a low kick.
A left lands for Head.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Head.
Griffiths misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Head.
It looked like Head wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Griffiths throws a leg kick but Head sees it coming and moves out of range.
Head looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Griffiths - that will leave a mark!
Head scores with a hook to the body. Griffiths takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Griffiths lands a really nice looking cross but Head seems unphased.
Head loads up on a big right hand but Griffiths slips the punch.
Archie Griffiths is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A head kick by Head misses
and Griffiths counters with a straight right hand.
Head takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Head on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Head has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Griffiths.
Crunch! Griffiths slams his shin into Head's torso.
Head blocks the body kick.
Griffiths avoids a kick to the body.
Griffiths connects with a right hand. Head shakes it off.
A thudding body kick lands there by Griffiths!
Griffiths scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Head checks a low kick from Griffiths.
Head throws a leg kick that misses.
Head backing away here, and Griffiths unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Head swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Head scores with a shot to the body.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Griffiths lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Head at a distance.
Head misses with a body kick.
Head just misses with a punch to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Head throws a hook but Griffiths avoids it easily.
Head bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Griffiths's head.
Griffiths blocks a jab.
Griffiths takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Griffiths looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Griffiths lands a right hook to the body.
Good shot there by Head.
A slow jab from Head misses its intended target.
A looping hook to the body misses from Griffiths. Head does a little dance to reset his feet.
That kick from Griffiths tenderised Head's leg. Head is trying to keep his angry face on.
Garrick Head has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Head misses with a lunging right hand
and Head takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
A slow jab from Head misses its intended target.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Griffiths scoring well with a low kick there.
Head misses the jab.
Head takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Head takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.

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

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

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

A very excited looking Archie Griffiths made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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Event: DK Exhibition 4     
Date:   Oct 17, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Greg Pahlin (ranked 3586 p4p, 361 weight class) and Matt Askren (ranked 4069 p4p, 387 weight class). Greg Pahlin has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.

184 cm
20
176 lbs
4 - 2 - 0
175 cm
20
180 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
Decent wrestler
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Greg Pahlin!
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, Matt Askren!
The judges for this bout are Alan Glass, Cecil Peabody and Gwen Towbar.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pahlin scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Askren doesn't seem bothered though.
Pahlin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
We've been told by Pahlin's head coaches at Grounders Foundation that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Pahlin bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Askren's head backwards.

Pahlin gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Askren landing some decent shots from guard.
Pahlin is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Askren throws a big elbow that misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Askren accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Askren scoring with punches to the head and body.
Askren has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Askren wants to pass the guard but Pahlin is keeping the position.
Askren throws a big right hand that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pahlin working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Askren.
Askren looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Pahlin trying to keep a closed guard but Askren is proving a slippery customer.
Askren lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Askren not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Pahlin looking to control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Askren working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Pahlin's head.
Pahlin working a defensive guard here.
Askren is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Askren is looking to work some ground and pound but Pahlin has wrist control.
Askren working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Askren scoring with some ground and pound.
Askren is looking to work some ground and pound but Pahlin has wrist control.
Askren landing with the ground and pound.
Askren working some strikes from top position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Askren is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pahlin has momentary wrist control but Askren slips an elbow through the middle.
Pahlin controls Askren momentarily but Askren frees himself.
Pahlin on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Pahlin tries to get out of the position.
Askren throws a big elbow that misses.
Askren with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Askren's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Askren is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Askren throwing strikes from guard but Pahlin blocks nicely.
Askren chips away with some ground and pound.
Askren is working Pahlin over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Askren with a flurry of punches that miss.
Pahlin avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Askren accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Askren stays in close to Pahlin's body and controls the position.
Askren is looking to work some ground and pound but Pahlin has wrist control.
Pahlin is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Askren trying to control but Pahlin is working from the bottom.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Pahlin is trying to control the position but Askren postures up.
Askren postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Matt Askren dominated that round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Pahlin 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 Askren has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Askren and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Pahlin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Pahlin with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Askren to score with a decent uppercut.
Askren has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Pahlin paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Pahlin throws a leg kick

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

Pahlin throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Askren stands up over Pahlin, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Pahlin wants to control but instead he gets his guard passed and Askren is now in half guard.
Askren drops an elbow to the side of Pahlin's head.
Askren seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Askren is nestled in close to Pahlin, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Askren is trying to control the action in half guard but Pahlin is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Askren sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Pahlin defending well though.
Askren with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Askren working the head and body with strikes.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Askren working his ground and pound in the gym.
Askren slips a nice elbow through Pahlin's hands, connecting with Pahlin's forehead.
Askren seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Askren controlling the action here.
Pahlin knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Askren on the ground.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pahlin blocking the ground and pound attempt from Askren.
Askren throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Askren working the head and body with strikes.
Askren drops an elbow to the side of Pahlin's head.
Askren looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Pahlin with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Pahlin taking some punishment here, with Askren in his half guard.
Askren wants to take a breather but Pahlin is having none of it.
Askren takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Askren missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Askren perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Askren is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Matt Askren has got the better of the ground game so far.
Pahlin has hold of Askren's hands but Askren slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Askren is nestled in close to Pahlin, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Askren stalling.
Askren working over Pahlin with some ground and pound. Pahlin looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Askren connects with a nice short shot to Pahlin's temple.
Askren lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Askren working Pahlin over with strikes.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Askren missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pahlin is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Askren scores with a couple of nice shots.
Askren thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Pahlin's head.
Askren lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Pahlin is refusing to be controlled, as Askren sits in half guard.
Pahlin has hold of Askren's hands but Askren slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Askren thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Askren scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Askren works his foot free and advances to mount.
Askren is landing with some decent strikes but Pahlin is trying to advance his position so the referee is letting the fight continue.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Matt Askren showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Pahlin's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Pahlin throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped

and Askren counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Pahlin is trying to control the position but Askren postures up.
Askren distracts Pahlin with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Askren controls from within his opponent's guard.
Askren connects with a couple of short punches.
Askren is working Pahlin over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Askren lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Askren with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.

Pahlin is rocked!
Askren cracks Pahlin with a solid left hand.
Oh Pahlin is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Askren landing with the ground and pound.
Askren working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Pahlin's head.
Askren gets to his feet and stands over Pahlin, holding his ankles. He dives in with a big left hand that connects! Pahlin felt that one! Askren unloads more punches and elbows and this one is over! The ref has dived in to save Pahlin from any more punishment!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:58 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Matt Askren!
Matt Askren decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
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