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Event: BFF 76: Nti vs. Lesnar     
Date:   Jun 22, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Phil Coleman (ranked 189 p4p, 16 weight class) and Kaito Inuzuka (ranked 592 p4p, 26 weight class). Inuzuka has chosen TETSUYA KOMURO - SPEED(TK CLUB MIX) as his entrance music. Well, the cameraman is lingering on a pretty young lady for a bit too long there. Keep your eyes on the prize buddy or you'll miss the fighter intros!

188 cm
27
223 lbs
16 - 3 - 0
178 cm
28
169 lbs
18 - 6 - 0
Good wrestling
Counter fighter
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Basic striking
Good gas tank

Sully's Bar & Grill

Conviction
Arcticus University: London



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 16 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Phil Coleman!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Kaito Inuzuka!
The judges for this bout are Tatsuya Matsuyama, Yasuomi Hirokawa and Shirou Masuda.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Inuzuka is defended easily by Coleman.
Inuzuka shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Coleman pinned against the ropes. Coleman gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Coleman seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Inuzuka fails with a takedown attempt.
Coleman tries to counter by clinching up but Inuzuka breaks away and moves out of range.
Phil Coleman has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Kaito Inuzuka.
Inuzuka fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Coleman avoids it really well and circles away.

Inuzuka gets caught flat footed, as Coleman shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman working some strikes from top position.

Inuzuka is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Coleman defends well.
Coleman lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Coleman has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Coleman lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Inuzuka has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Coleman has passed into side control.
Coleman scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Inuzuka to see if he's OK.
The referee tells the fighters to keep busy.
Inuzuka tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Inuzuka looks to move to half guard but instead Coleman has passed into mount! Damn!
Inuzuka is working to get back to half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Coleman looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
Inuzuka is desperately trying to improve his position but Coleman has a good base and remains in mount.
A nice elbow there by Coleman.
Coleman trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Coleman lands a big shot there that rocks Inuzuka but he's holding on and managing to survive for now.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Coleman with shots to the head and body - Inuzuka looks very uncomfortable down there.
Coleman prevents Inuzuka from getting the reversal.
Coleman lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
Coleman lands a couple of nice shots there from mount.
Inuzuka is in all sorts of trouble here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Coleman punishing his opponent with strikes.

Inuzuka is rocked!
Coleman is in full mount looking to finish with strikes. He lands a big shot, followed by another and Inuzuka goes limp! The ref jumps in to end the fight - a big win for Coleman!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:25 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Phil Coleman!
Phil Coleman bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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Event: WVT20 Takeishi v Brandis     
Date:   Jun 15, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Mitsugu Takeishi (ranked 370 p4p, 21 weight class) and Fletch Brandis (ranked 1398 p4p, 42 weight class). Brandis has chosen Lynyrd Skynyrd : The Ballad of Curtis Loew as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

185 cm
27
334 lbs
11 - 1 - 0
191 cm
30
235 lbs
18 - 9 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

Vegan Gains

Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Mitsugu Takeishi!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Fletch Brandis!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Don Winkell and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Brandis throws a right hand that Takeishi ducks under and follows up with a left that Takeishi also avoids with ease.
Brandis is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Takeishi.
Brandis will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Brandis misses with a hook to the body
and Takeishi connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Brandis has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Brandis takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Takeishi ducks under a wild hook from Brandis.
Takeishi lands with a right hand.
Takeishi's corner calls for a 1-2. Takeishi obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Brandis throws a nice looking combination but Takeishi bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Takeishi thows a left - swing and a miss!
Brandis tries to bum rush Takeishi with a series of wild strikes but Takeishi uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Takeishi dodges the punch combination from Brandis.
Takeishi appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
We've been told by Takeishi's head coaches at Arcalimon Top Team that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Takeishi jabs Brandis to the body, keeping him at a distance.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jab from Takeishi.
Takeishi lands a nice shot that snaps Brandis's head back.

Brandis is rocked!
Brandis walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Brandis is still on wobbly legs! Can Takeishi finish him?
BOOM! Takeishi lands a beautiful left hook that drops Brandis. Brandis tries to recover but Takeishi is having none of it, landing more punishing shots from mount. One final crushing shot and Brandis lies motionless on the canvas. The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:23 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Mitsugu Takeishi!
Mitsugu Takeishi bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
Fletch Brandis was interviewed post fight and said 'I think I'm gonna drink a Miller Lite tonight and play some pool.'.
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Event: Syn 635 Whyte vs Diggs II     
Date:   Jun 15, 2019

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Archie Griffiths (ranked 50 p4p, 9 weight class) and Dom Cruz (ranked 305 p4p, 34 weight class). Archie Griffiths has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

175 cm
35
147 lbs
23 - 7 - 1
172 cm
31
144 lbs
22 - 12 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

UnderGround Supplements
Arcticus University: London

Urban Fighter



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 23 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Archie Griffiths!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Dom Cruz!
The judges for this bout are Sam Margolis, Chris Edwards and James Ackerman.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nice defenses there by Griffiths.
Cruz shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Griffiths counters with a stiff right hand.
Cruz lands a slapping body shot.
Griffiths tries to score with a low kick but Cruz moves his leg out of the way.
Griffiths avoids the body shot from Cruz.
A looping hook to the body misses from Cruz. Griffiths does a little dance to reset his feet.
Griffiths buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Good standup being displayed there by Cruz as he connects with a hook.
Griffiths throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Griffiths throws a head kick that misses.
Griffiths misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Cruz wants to counter with a clinch but Griffiths pushes him away.
Griffiths bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Cruz works over Griffiths's head and body with a nice combination.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Griffiths throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Cruz stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Griffiths.
Archie Griffiths seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A head kick misses from Griffiths.
Cruz swings for the body but Griffiths moves out of range.
Cruz misses with a low kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Good shot there by Cruz.
Cruz throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Griffiths missing with a left hand there. Cruz was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Cruz.
Griffiths walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Cruz scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Griffiths, right into the meat.
Griffiths explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Cruz steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Griffiths.
We've been told by Griffiths's head coaches at Arcalimon Top Team that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Griffiths thuds a left hand into Cruz's body.
Cruz slips under a jab from Griffiths.
Griffiths throws a push kick but Cruz slaps the foot to one side.
Cruz doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Griffiths throws a nice inside leg kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Cruz misses with a body shot.
Cruz shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Griffiths defends it nicely.
Archie Griffiths has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Dom Cruz.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nice sprawl there from Griffiths as Cruz shoots in.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Griffiths, right into the meat.
Cruz wants to clinch.
Griffiths throws out a loose jab but Cruz uses good head movement to avoid it.
Cruz rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Griffiths moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Cruz shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Griffiths defends it nicely.
As Cruz backs away, Griffiths returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Griffiths throws a series of punches but Cruz avoids them all with ease.
A solid leg kick lands there for Griffiths.
Griffiths takes one to the side of the head.
Cruz tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Griffiths swivels and escapes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Horrible takedown attempt by Cruz or perhaps it was just good defense by Griffiths, which made it look bad.
Griffiths tried to counter with a leg kick but Cruz avoided it.

Cruz darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.
Griffiths trying to control from the bottom.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Cruz is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Cruz sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Griffiths defending well though.

Cruz seems to be looking for submissions.
Cruz thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Cruz throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cruz throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Griffiths to regain full guard.
Griffiths preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Cruz throwing strikes but missing.
Cruz works over Griffiths with some ground and pound from guard.
Cruz working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Cruz throws a big right hand that misses.
Cruz with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Griffiths pulls Cruz in close to his closed guard and prevents Cruz from doing any damage or advancing position.
Griffiths keeping moving, preventing Cruz from controlling successfully.
Cruz throws a big elbow that misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Archie Griffiths will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Cruz misses the shot to the body.
Griffiths throws a chopping leg kick but Cruz manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Cruz moves out of range as Griffiths strikes.
Dom Cruz is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Griffiths throws a predictable looking body shot
and Cruz counters with a left and a right that stings Griffiths.
Griffiths defending well as Cruz loads up on a big left hand.
Archie Griffiths is winning the standup battle so far.
Good leg kick by Griffiths there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Cruz misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Griffiths.
Cruz pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Griffiths throws a leg kick which misses Cruz's front leg but catches the back leg as Cruz tries to avoid it.
Nice defenses there by Griffiths.
Griffiths misses with a wild body shot.
Griffiths rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Cruz moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Cruz wants to counter the offense by Griffiths and move into the clinch position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Cruz takes the fight into the clinch.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Griffiths creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.

Griffiths breaks from the clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Cruz changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Griffiths looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
Cruz working away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cruz in side control, throwing shots but Griffiths defends.
Cruz tries to land with some ground and pound but misses.

Cruz is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Griffiths knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Cruz in side control, throwing shots but Griffiths defends.
Griffiths parries the strikes from Cruz easily there. Cruz is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Griffiths to escape.
Griffiths taking a bit of punishment here - Cruz scoring with strikes.
The strikes coming from Cruz are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Cruz is looking to take a break and control but Griffiths is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Griffiths avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Cruz.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cruz looks up at the clock and then as Griffiths takes his cue and looks up at the clock too, Cruz smacks him right in the chops with a big elbow! How rude!
Cruz trying to control the position but Griffiths is working away.
Cruz has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Cruz creates a bit of distance and throws down some hard shots.
Griffiths is trying to get back to half guard.
Cruz throws a strike aimed at the side of Griffiths's head but Griffiths avoids it well.
Cruz working the head and body with strikes.
Cruz wants to lay and pray for a moment but Griffiths keeps working.
Cruz working the ground and pound from side control.
The ground and pound from Cruz seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.
Cruz creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Griffiths sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Cruz.
Cruz working the strikes but Griffiths uses the opportunity to regain half guard.
Cruz scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Cruz throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Cruz trying to control the action but Griffiths is working from the bottom.

Cruz is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Cruz throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Cruz throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Cruz scores with a couple of good hammerfists.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cruz drops an elbow to the side of Griffiths's head.
Griffiths is looking for a sweep. Cruz is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Griffiths keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Griffiths is looking to control Cruz's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Griffiths avoid being mounted?

Griffiths is defending against the submission attempts here by Cruz.
Cruz with the ground and pound but Griffiths uses the opportunity to regain guard.
Griffiths pulls Cruz in close to his closed guard and prevents Cruz from doing any damage or advancing position.
Cruz passes into half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Dom Cruz 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! This is the final round!


Griffiths throws a lazy head kick
and Cruz counters with a straight right hand.
Cruz on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Griffiths. Griffiths obviously looking to wear him down.
Griffiths swinging wildly here.
Cruz uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Griffiths.
Griffiths pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Griffiths fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Cruz manages to avoid it.
Cruz throws an ugly left hook that misses
enabling Griffiths to counter with a crisp jab.
Cruz shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Griffiths as he avoids it easily.
Cruz fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Griffiths looks to score with a jab to the body but Cruz is just out of range.
Griffiths misses with an uppercut.
Cruz's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cruz looks to land a combination but Griffiths avoids it well.
Cruz shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Cruz throws a quick inside leg kick.
Griffiths scores with a jab. Cruz acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Griffiths is looking to score with low kicks.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Griffiths jabs at Cruz's body.
Griffiths tried to score with a low kick but Cruz checks it.
Cruz appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Griffiths with a jab.
Griffiths tries a head kick but it misses.
Archie Griffiths is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Griffiths tries a head kick but it misses.
Griffiths jabs Cruz to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Griffiths circles away from the clinch attempt.
Griffiths throws a jab but it's blocked by Cruz.
Cruz now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Griffiths lands with a right hand.
Griffiths throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Cruz! But no joy.
Cruz shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Griffiths slaps away a takedown attempt from Cruz, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Archie Griffiths has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Dom Cruz.
Griffiths missing with a left hand there. Cruz was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Cruz checks a leg kick.
Griffiths keeps the fight on the outside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths throws a low kick but it's checked well by Cruz.
Donk. Cruz catches Griffiths right on the button with a cross.
Cruz loads up on a big right hand but Griffiths slips the punch.
It looked like Griffiths was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Cruz.
Cruz pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Griffiths back to the cage. Cruz follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
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!
Cruz looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Griffiths is fending him off so far but Cruz persists. Nope, Griffiths circles away and we're back to standing.
Griffiths misses with a kick to the body.
Griffiths moves out of range as Cruz throws a body kick.
A swing and a miss from Cruz.
Cruz avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Griffiths lands with a nice body kick.
Cruz misses with a low kick.
Griffiths tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Cruz was well out of range. Poor timing from Griffiths.
Cruz looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Griffiths feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Cruz's calf.
Griffiths tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Cruz lunges at Griffiths with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Griffiths's hand.
Cruz misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Griffiths.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cruz scores with a hook to the body. Griffiths takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Cruz takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Cruz shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Nice uppercut lands for Cruz. That snapped Griffiths's head back.
Cruz's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Griffiths connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Cruz scrambles back to his feet.
Cruz dives in for a single leg takedown but Griffiths sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Griffiths throws a head kick that misses.
Griffiths takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Cruz uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Griffiths.
Cruz fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Griffiths has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Griffiths walks into a straight right hand from Cruz.
Griffiths throws the kick towards the body but Cruz avoids it.
Cruz lands a nice 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 misses with a low kick as Cruz jumps back.
A little jabbing left from Cruz on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
No joy there for Cruz, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Cruz will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
As Cruz backs away, Griffiths returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cruz keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
A looping hook to the body misses from Griffiths. Cruz does a little dance to reset his feet.
A nice leg kick lands there from Griffiths.
Griffiths misses with a hook. Cruz ducked under it nicely.
Griffiths throws a body shot but no joy.
Cruz fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Cruz crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Griffiths - the referee stops the clock and Cruz gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Griffiths. Cruz manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Cruz misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Griffiths.
Cruz misses with a takedown
and Griffiths cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Griffiths turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Cruz shoots and misses
enabling Griffiths to counter with a crisp jab.
Cruz takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Griffiths scores with a jab.
Cruz has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Cruz throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Griffiths.
Griffiths is looking to counter with a body kick.
Griffiths throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.

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

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

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

Archie Griffiths decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: EMP Kansalainen Vs Sitsongrit     
Date:   Jun 14, 2019

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Verneri Ahma (ranked 496 p4p, 65 weight class) and Raul Gracie (ranked 462 p4p, 59 weight class). These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

172 cm
24
160 lbs
12 - 4 - 0
175 cm
26
165 lbs
6 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
Good low kicks
Good gas tank

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Bee Krazy



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 12 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Verneri Ahma!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Raul Gracie!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Frank Antenori and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A slow jab from Gracie misses its intended target.
Ahma just misses with a punch to the body.
Gracie is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Ahma swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Gracie is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Gracie ducks under a wild hook from Ahma.
Gracie tries to work over Ahma's front leg with a kick but Ahma checks it.
Ahma looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Ahma loads up on a big right hand but Gracie slips the punch.
Ahma throws a shot from downtown. Gracie moves away and avoids it.

Gracie closes the distance and clinches.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ahma pushes Gracie back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.

Ahma breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Ahma pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Gracie keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Ahma.
Ahma misses with a lunging right hand

and Gracie counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ahma wants to get back to full guard.

Gracie is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Ahma is just riding it out for now. Gracie eventually gives up the hold.
Gracie looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Ahma wants to get back to his feet.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Gracie trying to control the action but Ahma is working from the bottom.
Gracie has been taking part in the yoga sessions down at Arcalimon Top Team. Presumably he's going to look for a slick submission... Or maybe he's looking to avoid one.
Ahma controlling the position well.

That's two 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 tries to pass to full mount but Ahma defends it.
Ahma is looking to escape.
Ahma trying to control from the bottom.
Gracie is trying to control. Ahma wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Gracie slows the pace down in half guard.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Gracie is looking to slow Ahma down with leg kicks.
Ahma misses with an uppercut.
Gracie feints the counter takedown.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ahma fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gracie manages to avoid it.
Gracie changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Gracie steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Ahma.
And Gracie tries to counter it with a takedown but Ahma pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Ahma scores with a jab to the body.
A telegraphed right hand from Ahma misses the target.
An inside leg kick from Gracie misses.
Jab by Gracie.
Gracie scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Gracie tries to close the distance and clinch up but Ahma swats him away and circles back towards the center.
A slow jab from Ahma misses its intended target.
Ahma checks the leg kick.
Ahma was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Ahma misses the jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ahma doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Gracie fails in his attempt to clinch.
Gracie throws a low kick but it's checked well by Ahma.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Gracie is defended easily by Ahma.
A big right from Gracie misses.
Ahma walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Gracie checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Gracie takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Ahma throws a hook but Gracie avoids it easily.
Gracie tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Ahma paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Verneri Ahma will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Gracie catches Ahma with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Gracie slips a jab from Ahma.
Ahma scoring well with a low kick there.
The fighters circling - Ahma throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Gracie drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Ahma defends it well.
Gracie slips under a jab.
Jab from Gracie.
Ahma fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Gracie is out of range.
Ahma fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Gracie closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
Gracie tries to land with some ground and pound but misses.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Ahma reaches up around Gracie's neck trying to control. But Gracie takes advantage instantly and he's locked on an arm triangle! Big trouble for Ahma! Oh that looks nasty! A human being's head is not meant to turn that color! Ahma is out! He's gone limp! The ref steps in to break the fighters up and Gracie celebrates the victory with the fans!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:56 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Arm Triangle). Raul Gracie!
A victorious Raul Gracie thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
S C
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G S C
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
40%

 

Event: BFF 74: Nti vs. Coleman     
Date:   Jun 08, 2019

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Dvornoy Alkash (ranked 883 p4p, 104 weight class) and Hitoshi Yoshida (ranked 402 p4p, 45 weight class). Yoshida has chosen Yoshida Brothers - Rising as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

165 cm
23
150 lbs
3 - 2 - 0
170 cm
23
155 lbs
7 - 1 - 1
Good wrestling
Great elbows
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

-

Bee Krazy



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, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Dvornoy Alkash!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 1 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Hitoshi Yoshida!
The judges for this bout are Shirou Masuda, Shigeki Sano and Yasuomi Hirokawa.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Yoshida throws a jab when Alkash was well out of range.
Alkash was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
A jab from Alkash misses.
A jab from Alkash misses.
Yoshida throws a body punch but Alkash moves out of range.
Alkash thinks about countering with a head kick.

Yoshida pushes Alkash up against the ropes in a clinch.
Alkash lands a left hand.
Yoshida drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Alkash gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Alkash swings away with an uppercut that misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Alkash blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Alkash prevents a body shot from Yoshida.

Alkash pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Yoshida lands a jab to Alkash's midsection.

Yoshida darts in and clinches Alkash up against the ropes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Alkash lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Alkash doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Yoshida goes for a takedown attempt but Alkash pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
Alkash rushes in with a sloppy looking punch

and Yoshida counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Yoshida wants to lay and pray for a moment but Alkash keeps working.
Alkash is in a tricky position but he's been working on his transitions down at AK Beasties, so we'll see if he gets out of it.
Alkash trying to control but Yoshida postures up.

Yoshida wants to work for an arm triangle but Alkash is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Alkash wants to improve his position but Yoshida is controlling well.
Alkash manages to get to full guard.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Yoshida pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Alkash is keeping the position for now.
Yoshida passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Alkash regains half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

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.

Yoshida is working for a kimura from half guard. He's really concentrating on the hold and it's allowed Alkash to slip a leg under and get back to full guard.
Alkash keeping moving, preventing Yoshida from controlling successfully.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Alkash is trying to keep Yoshida in close.
Alkash is pulling down on Yoshida's head to control his posture.
Yoshida tries to free his leg and advance position but Alkash is retaining full guard.
Yoshida trying to control but Alkash is working from the bottom.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Yoshida blocks a low kick nicely.
Yoshida wants to counter the offense by Alkash and move into the clinch position.

A momentary lapse in concentration from Alkash enables Yoshida to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Alkash manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.
Alkash controlling the position.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Yoshida wants to pass the guard but Alkash is keeping the position.
Alkash trying to control the position.
Yoshida pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Alkash is keeping the position for now.
Alkash is trying to keep Yoshida in close.

Alkash had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Yoshida defends it easily.

Alkash throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Yoshida trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Alkash is trying to keep Yoshida in close.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Alkash pivots, looking for a leg kick but Yoshida is out of range and Alkash settles back down.
Alkash has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Yoshida finds it's way round the side to connect with Alkash's head.
Yoshida darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Alkash pushing out the jab but it's not landing.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Alkash throws a jab when Yoshida was well out of range.
Alkash throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

Yoshida shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Alkash manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.
Alkash seems keen to control Yoshida's posture.
Yoshida wants to pass the guard but Alkash is keeping the position.
Alkash wants to control the position but Yoshida says "no thanks buddy" and passes to half guard.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Alkash is looking to control Yoshida's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Alkash avoid being mounted?
Yoshida has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Yoshida pushing the pace here, looking to move to his opponents back and work for a finish.
Yoshida controlling the pace for now.
Alkash bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Yoshida trying to control the position.
Alkash trying to control but Yoshida is working from the bottom.
Yoshida lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Yoshida trying to control but Alkash is working from the bottom.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Alkash controls Yoshida momentarily but Yoshida frees himself.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hitoshi Yoshida dominated that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!



Yoshida shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Yoshida showed some decent athleticism there.
Alkash 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 is trying to break free.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Alkash is working for the rear naked choke. He has one arm under the chin but Yoshida has hold of the other arm. A bit of a stalemate here.
Yoshida can't escape the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
You know, I was talking to some of our celebrities at ringside tonight and they were split right down the middle on who was going to win this fight.
Yoshida can't escape the position.
Alkash controls the position.
Alkash is trying to stick to Yoshida's back but Yoshida is turning into Alkash. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Alkash's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Yoshida.
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.
Alkash looking to control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Yoshida forces his way into half guard.
Yoshida trying to control the action but Alkash is working from the bottom.
Dvornoy Alkash has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Alkash wants to control but Yoshida is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Alkash manages to get to full guard.
Yoshida is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Alkash can't keep his opponent in guard - Yoshida advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Alkash gets full guard.
Alkash is trying to control the position but Yoshida postures up.
Yoshida wants to pass the guard but Alkash is keeping the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Yoshida passes Alkash's right leg, so he's now in half guard.

Yoshida is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Alkash doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Yoshida.
Hitoshi Yoshida has got the better of the ground game so far.

Yoshida seems to be working for a kimura but Alkash defends the submission attempt.
Alkash wants to control but Yoshida is keeping busy.

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

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Yoshida throws a body shot but no joy.
An attempted straight right counter from Alkash misses the target.
Yoshida throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Alkash swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Yoshida shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Yoshida tries to clinch up.
Yoshida misses with a looping right.

Yoshida moves into the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Alkash.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Yoshida can't find room to land a body shot as Alkash controls the action.
Alkash tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Yoshida tries to score a body lock takedown but Alkash shows good agility there to stay on his feet.

Alkash breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Yoshida slips a jab from Alkash.
Yoshida lands a jab to the nose.
Yoshida has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Alkash 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 Yoshida has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Yoshida and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Yoshida throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Yoshida moves out of range of the leg kick from Alkash.
Hitoshi Yoshida seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Alkash slips under a jab.
Yoshida defending well as Alkash loads up on a big left hand.
Yoshida moves out of range as Alkash strikes.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Yoshida throws a lazy right hand but Alkash sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Alkash was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
A left lands for Yoshida.
Alkash misses with an uppercut. Yoshida saw that one coming.
Yoshida throws out a powerful jab.
Alkash looks to throw the jab but Yoshida is out of range.
Alkash uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Yoshida.
Nice defenses there by Yoshida.
Alkash sets himself, and Yoshida steps forward looking for the clinch! Alkash avoids it this time.
Dvornoy Alkash is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Yoshida, as that shot connected.
Alkash throws a leg kick but Yoshida sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Hitoshi Yoshida seems to be getting the better of the standup.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Alkash throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Alkash stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Yoshida.
Yoshida lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Alkash throws a lazy head kick

and Yoshida counters with a nice double leg into side control. Alkash won't be happy with that.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Alkash is looking for a sweep.
Alkash is not content to let Yoshida control the position.
Yoshida controlling the position.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Yoshida advances to mount.
Alkash 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.

Yoshida is working for a submission of some sort.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Alkash looking to force a kimura from the bottom here. He's concentrating on that move too much though and Yoshida pushes past his half guard into mount!

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.

Judge Shirou Masuda scores the fight for Hitoshi Yoshida!
Judge Shigeki Sano scores the fight for Hitoshi Yoshida!
Judge Yasuomi Hirokawa scores the fight for Hitoshi Yoshida!

Hitoshi Yoshida wins by unanimous decision!

Hitoshi Yoshida thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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G S C
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
31%

 

Event: BFF 74: Nti vs. Coleman     
Date:   Jun 08, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Samuel Nti (ranked 38 p4p, 4 weight class) and Phil Coleman (ranked 95 p4p, 6 weight class). Phil Coleman is staring across the ring at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

172 cm
28
220 lbs
19 - 3 - 0
188 cm
27
223 lbs
16 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Counter fighter
Good gas tank

Vegan Gains

Sully's Bar & Grill



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, for the super heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Samuel Nti!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Phil Coleman!
The judges for this bout are Yasuomi Hirokawa, Taro Takaoka and Sosuke Kotani.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Coleman throws a body punch but Nti moves out of range.
Samuel Nti seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Coleman closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Nti's guard.
Coleman makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Nti has Coleman pulled in close to control his posture.
Nti trying to control the position.
Nti on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Nti tries to get out of the position.
Nti working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Coleman.
Coleman with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Coleman landing with the ground and pound.
Nti looking for a sweep. Not yet Nti, not yet.
Nti trying to keep a closed guard but Coleman is proving a slippery customer.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nti pulls Coleman in to control the position.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Coleman accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Nti is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Nti'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.
Coleman lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nti looking to control.
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.
Coleman throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Nti works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Coleman has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Coleman is fighting to break Nti's control of his arms but Nti is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Nti has momentary wrist control but Coleman slips an elbow through the middle.
Nti might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Nti pulls Coleman in close to prevent any damage.
Coleman with a nice head shot there.
Nti knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Coleman on the ground.
Nti controls Coleman momentarily but Coleman frees himself.
Coleman loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Nti preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Coleman working some strikes from top position.
Coleman stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Nti swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Nti is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Coleman distracts Nti with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Coleman preventing the sweep.
Nti looking to control.
Coleman is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Nti working a defensive guard here.
Coleman loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Nti is trying to control the position but Coleman postures up.
Coleman content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Coleman missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Nti has momentary wrist control but Coleman slips an elbow through the middle.
Nti trying to control the position here.
Nti wants to sweep but no luck.
Nti trying to control the position.
Coleman with a nice head shot there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Coleman is looking to work some ground and pound but Nti has wrist control.
Coleman trying to control but Nti is working from the bottom.
Nti looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Coleman throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Nti pulls Coleman in close to prevent any damage.
Coleman landing some decent shots from guard.
Nti is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Nti has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Coleman is looking to work some ground and pound but Nti has wrist control.
Coleman scoring with some ground and pound.
Coleman postures up in Nti's guard and throws a big left but Nti blocks it.
Coleman stands up over Nti, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Nti looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Coleman throwing strikes but missing.
Nti is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Coleman throwing strikes from guard but Nti blocks nicely.
Coleman scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Nti wants to sweep but no luck.
Nti preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Coleman working some strikes from top position.
Coleman working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Nti's head.
Nti looking to control.
Nti looking to hit a scissor sweep but Coleman is one step ahead there.
Nti is trying to control the position from the bottom.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Coleman accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Coleman's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Coleman accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Coleman accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Nti looking to hit a scissor sweep but Coleman is one step ahead there.
Coleman throws a big elbow that misses.
Nti is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Coleman postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Nti pulls Coleman in close to his closed guard and prevents Coleman from doing any damage or advancing position.
Coleman throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Coleman throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Nti works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Nti tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Nti trying to keep a closed guard but Coleman is proving a slippery customer.
Nti working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Coleman.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Coleman is in close to Nti's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Coleman postures up.
Coleman working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Nti looking for a sweep. Not yet Nti, not yet.
Nti keeping full guard, as Coleman tries to pass.
Coleman is looking to work some ground and pound but Nti has wrist control.
Coleman throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Nti works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Coleman wants to control from the top but Nti keeps moving.
Nti is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Nti seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Nti manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Coleman manages to get himself to full guard.

Nti looking to pass the guard.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Coleman is trying to control the position but Nti postures up.
Coleman looking for a sweep. Not yet Coleman, not yet.
Nti controls from within his opponent's guard.
Nti stopping the sweep attempt from Coleman.
Nti trying to control the position from guard on top but Coleman is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Nti won't allow Coleman to sweep him here.
Nti trying to control the position from guard on top but Coleman is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Nti trying to move into half guard but instead Coleman has managed to sweep!

Coleman with a flurry of punches that miss.
Coleman postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Nti keeping moving, preventing Coleman from controlling successfully.
Coleman postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Coleman with a nice head shot there.
Coleman missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Coleman throwing strikes but missing.
Nti looking for a sweep. Not yet Nti, not yet.
Nti is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Coleman wants to improve his position but Nti is controlling well.
Nti stalling.
Coleman wants to get back to full guard.
Well, if Nti is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Coleman punching from the bottom.
Coleman is controlling Nti's position as best he can from this difficult position.
Nti is trying to control the action in half guard but Coleman is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Coleman makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Coleman.
Nti wants to control from the top but Coleman keeps moving.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Coleman is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Nti wants to control from the top but Coleman keeps moving.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman 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.


Nti looks to land a right hand but Coleman moved out of range.
Coleman uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Nti.
Nti seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
A big right from Coleman misses.
Nti wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
A cross from Nti lands.
Nti throws a jab when Coleman was well out of range.
Coleman has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Nti ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Coleman moves away.
Nti scores with a sloppy right hand. Coleman should have avoided that one.
Coleman throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nti tries to close the distance and clinch up against the ropes but Coleman paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Coleman feints the counter takedown.

Coleman drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nti working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Coleman.
Nti looking to control.
Nti looking to hit a scissor sweep but Coleman is one step ahead there.
Coleman cracks Nti with a solid left hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Coleman throwing strikes but missing.
Coleman loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Nti controls Coleman momentarily but Coleman frees himself.
Nti looking for a sweep. Not yet Nti, not yet.
Nti is trying to control the position but Coleman postures up.
Coleman throwing strikes from guard but Nti blocks nicely.
Coleman working some strikes from top position.
Coleman cracks Nti with a solid left hand.
Coleman with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Phil Coleman has got the better of the ground game so far.
Nti pulls Coleman in close to his closed guard and prevents Coleman from doing any damage or advancing position.
Coleman stopping the sweep attempt from Nti.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nti avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Nti is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Coleman being controlled here momentarily.
Nti has momentary wrist control but Coleman slips an elbow through the middle.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Nti holds on and takes a little breather.
Coleman cracks Nti with a solid left hand.
Coleman with a nice head shot there.
Nti wants to stand and escape but Coleman is having none of it.
Coleman lands a couple of digs.
Nti pulls Coleman in close to his closed guard and prevents Coleman from doing any damage or advancing position.
Coleman throwing strikes from guard but Nti blocks nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Coleman landing with the ground and pound.
Nti has momentary wrist control but Coleman slips an elbow through the middle.
Nti lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Coleman looking to hit a scissor sweep but Nti is one step ahead there.
Coleman is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Coleman lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Coleman wants to control from the top but Nti keeps moving.
Coleman postures up in Nti's guard and throws a big left but Nti blocks it.
Nti is trying to keep Coleman in close.
Coleman trying to control but Nti is working from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Coleman missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Nti has momentary wrist control but Coleman slips an elbow through the middle.
Nti trying to control the position.
Nti is pulling down on Coleman's head to control his posture.
Nti working a defensive guard here.
Coleman is looking to work some ground and pound but Nti has wrist control.
Coleman missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Coleman scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Nti keeping moving, preventing Coleman from controlling successfully.
Coleman throwing strikes but missing.
Coleman in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Coleman won't allow Nti to get back to his feet.
Nti pulls Coleman in to control the position.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Nti uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Coleman.
Nti looks to score with a jab to the body but Coleman is just out of range.
Coleman throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nti misses with a straight right.
Coleman displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Nti throws out the jab.
Coleman feints the counter takedown.
Nti ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Coleman moves away.
Coleman slips a jab from Nti.
Nti fails with an attempt to clinch.
Nti wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Nti tries to clinch up.
Nti takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Coleman throws a hook to the side of Nti's head but Nti sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
As Coleman tries to get set, Nti tries to push him back and clinch up but Coleman manages to avoid the attempt.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Nti throws the left hand but Coleman avoids the punch easily.
Nti is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Coleman lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Nti at a distance.

Coleman drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Nti dodges the ground and pound from Coleman.
Coleman landing strikes.
Coleman wants to control but Nti is keeping him busy.
Coleman scores with a couple of short elbows.
Nti is working to avoid the ground and pound but Coleman connects with a decent elbow.
Coleman works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
Coleman working away.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Coleman lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
Nti taking punishment in the form of punches.
Nti sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Coleman is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Coleman not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Coleman drops an elbow to the side of Nti's head.
Nti trying to hold on to Coleman's head to control him but Coleman postures up.
Coleman throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Nti is not content to let Coleman control the position.
Coleman is thwarting Nti's attempts to control the position.
Coleman thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Nti's head.
Coleman throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Coleman working over Nti with some ground and pound. Nti looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Coleman thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Nti's head.
Coleman sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Nti defending well though.
Coleman trying to control the action but Nti is working from the bottom.
Nti is trying to control but can't.
Coleman is trying to control the action in half guard but Nti is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Nti is looking to control Coleman's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Nti avoid being mounted?
Ground and pound from Coleman.
Coleman throwing shots but Nti is blocking nicely.
Coleman thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Coleman trying to control the action but Nti is working from the bottom.
Nti is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Coleman scores with a couple of nice shots.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Nti trying to control but Coleman postures up.
Nti controlling the leg, holding on to half guard.
Coleman slips a nice elbow through Nti's hands, connecting with Nti's forehead.
Coleman slips a nice elbow through Nti's hands, connecting with Nti's forehead.
Coleman slips a nice elbow through Nti's hands, connecting with Nti's forehead.
Still in half guard, Coleman seems content to control.
Coleman lands with a punch from half guard.
Coleman looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Coleman seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Nti does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Nti is trying to control but can't.
Nti is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
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.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Coleman takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Nti misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Coleman.
Coleman tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Nti scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Nti takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Coleman shoots in but no luck this time.
Coleman is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Nti rather than just go for the knockout.
Coleman tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Nti was well out of range. Poor timing from Coleman.
Nti throws a lazy uppercut

and Coleman counters with a shoot takedown. Nti fights it but they end up in guard.
Nti is adopting a defensive guard.
Coleman throwing strikes from guard but Nti blocks nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman stopping the sweep attempt from Nti.
Coleman keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Nti's head.
Coleman working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Nti's head.
Coleman scores with a decent looking elbow strike.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nti is trying to keep Coleman in close.
Nti keeping moving, preventing Coleman from controlling successfully.
Nti working a defensive guard here.
Coleman in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Nti is trying to control the position but Coleman postures up.
Coleman throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Coleman throwing strikes from guard but Nti blocks nicely.
Nti wants to sweep but no luck.
Coleman postures up.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Coleman darts in and out, connecting with a jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Coleman swings for the body but Nti moves out of range.
Nti throws a hook but Coleman avoids it easily.
Coleman walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Coleman throws an overhand right that lands on Nti's shoulder, as Nti tries to avoid the shot.
Nti wants to clinch up but Coleman keeps it at a distance.
Coleman throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Coleman blocks a jab.
Coleman changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Nti lands a jab to the head.
Coleman displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Nti throws out the jab.
Nti throws a good cross that connects.
Coleman throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nti tries to close the distance and clinch up but Coleman swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Nti misses with a looping right.
Coleman drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Nti defends it well.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nti throws a right and a left that both miss.
Coleman avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Coleman with the counter takedown but Nti avoids it easily.
Nti throws a lazy right hand but Coleman sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Coleman is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Nti throws out a powerful jab.

Nti clinches up with Coleman and pushes him back against the ropes.
Coleman drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Coleman doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Coleman doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Nti lands an uppercut.
Coleman tries a body shot but Nti blocks it.
Coleman lands a body punch.
Coleman wants to get back to striking at distance but Nti won't allow it.
Nti makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Nti misses with a punch to the body.
Coleman misses with a punch on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nti presses Coleman against the ropes and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Coleman looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Nti struggles to land a body shot inside as Coleman controls his hands.
A right hand to the body from Nti.
Coleman takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Nti scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Coleman prevents a body shot from Nti.
Coleman misses with a punch on the inside.
Good body shot from Nti.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Nti lands with a short shot to the head.
Nti lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Coleman or not.
Nti works on Coleman's body with a couple of short punches.
Nti lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Nti working some nice short punches in the clinch.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Nti.
Nti lands a hook that snaps the head of Coleman backwards.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Nti.
Nti lands a hook that snaps the head of Coleman backwards.

Coleman is rocked!
Nti gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Coleman.
Samuel Nti has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Phil Coleman.
Nti lands a hook that snaps the head of Coleman backwards.
Coleman is still on wobbly legs! Can Nti finish him?

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Nti lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Coleman or not.
Nti presses Coleman against the ropes and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Coleman seems to have recovered his senses.
Nti lands a right hand.
Nti lands a nice shot to the body.
Nti presses Coleman against the ropes and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Nti lands a hook that snaps the head of Coleman backwards.
A short left from Nti.
Coleman is trying to break free.
Nti lands a big right hand that drops Coleman! The killer instinct kicks in and Nti finishes his opponent with a series of strikes from mount. A dominating finish by Nti!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5:36 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Samuel Nti!
Samuel Nti retains his super heavyweight title!
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Event: Skrap Fights 53     
Date:   Jun 07, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Matt Askren (ranked 201 p4p, 29 weight class) and Julio Regueiro (ranked 623 p4p, 87 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

175 cm
23
180 lbs
7 - 1 - 0
174 cm
23
174 lbs
8 - 4 - 0
Great wrestler
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

Bee Krazy

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Matt Askren!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Julio Regueiro!
The judges for this bout are Stewart Dunkirk, Wesley Smith and Chris Downing.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A big left from Regueiro misses.
Askren uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Regueiro.
Askren misses with a looping right.
Regueiro let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
A punch lands to the side of Askren 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Askren slips under a jab from Regueiro.
Regueiro throws a shot from downtown. Askren moves away and avoids it.
We've been hearing reports that Askren has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Askren bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Regueiro throws a looping overhand right but Askren ducks down to avoid it.
Regueiro misses with a body shot.
Regueiro throws a lazy right hand but Askren sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Askren changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Regueiro throws a combination. Askren tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Askren looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Askren defending well as Regueiro loads up on a big left hand.
Askren feinted with a counter takedown.
Regueiro misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Regueiro misses with an uppercut. Askren saw that one coming.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Regueiro throws the left hand but Askren avoids the punch easily.
Askren bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Julio Regueiro seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Regueiro misses with a straight right.
Askren keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Regueiro.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Askren checks a leg kick.
Regueiro throws the left hand but Askren avoids the punch easily.
Askren throws a looping overhand right but Regueiro ducks down to avoid it.
Regueiro is looking to score with low kicks.
Regueiro connects with a looping right hand.
Regueiro fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Regueiro thows a leg kick but Askren checks it

and Askren counters with a single leg into guard. Regueiro didn't expect that.
Regueiro wants to get back to his feet but he's too absorbed in his own little project and Askren manages to pass to side control.

Askren seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Regueiro does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Askren is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Regueiro defends it well.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!

Askren is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Regueiro defends it well.
Askren scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Regueiro trying to control but Askren postures up.
Askren stops Regueiro from getting back to his feet.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Regueiro has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Askren is working away from the top position though.
Askren wants to lay and pray for a moment but Regueiro keeps working.
Regueiro taking some punishment here, with Askren in his half guard.
Askren throwing shots but Regueiro is blocking nicely.
Regueiro is trying to get back to full guard.
Regueiro 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.
Regueiro keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
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.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Askren takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Askren wants to free his trapped foot but Regueiro is holding on for dear life with his legs.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.
Askren slows the pace down in half guard.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Regueiro throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Regueiro misses with a jab, cross combination.
Askren ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Askren changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Regueiro lands a leg kick that knocks Askren off balance momentarily.
Nice defenses there by Askren.
Regueiro throws an off balance right hand

and Askren counters with a single leg into guard. Regueiro didn't expect that.
Askren landing some decent shots from guard.
Askren scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Julio Regueiro 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.


Regueiro waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Askren.
Askren attempts a counter takedown but Regueiro avoids it well and moves away.
Julio Regueiro seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Regueiro misses with a right hand

and Askren counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
Askren seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Regueiro does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Regueiro avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Askren.
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.
Askren lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Askren is trying to control. Regueiro wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Regueiro trying to control but Askren postures up.
Regueiro tries to get to full guard but Askren has control of the leg.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Askren scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Regueiro tries to roll over but Askren keeps him under control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Askren is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Regueiro trying to control from the bottom.
Ground and pound from Askren.
Regueiro on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Regueiro wants to control but Askren is keeping busy and won't allow it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Regueiro is not content to let Askren control the position.
Matt Askren overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Askren is looking to advance position but Regueiro won't allow it.
Askren has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Regueiro is squirming around, avoiding Askren's attempts to control the action.
Regueiro can't escape the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Regueiro is in a horrible position here. Askren smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
Askren tries to control but Regueiro wriggling away.
BOOM! Askren connects with a massive shot to the dome!
Askren pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Askren tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Regueiro slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Askren slows the pace down in half guard.
Askren prevents Regueiro from standing back up.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Askren scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Askren seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Regueiro works over Askren's head and body with a nice combination.
Askren tries to close the distance and clinch up but Regueiro swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Regueiro scores with a sloppy right hand. Askren should have avoided that one.
Regueiro uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Regueiro looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Askren uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Regueiro.
Nice jab there from Askren.
Nice defenses there by Regueiro.
Regueiro scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Askren bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Askren tries to clinch but Regueiro is having none of it.

Askren fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Regueiro, pushing him back against the ropes.
Regueiro is trying to push Askren away but Askren has him pressed against the ropes, so he's going nowhere.
Askren digs a right hand into Regueiro's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Regueiro's gas tank.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Askren blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Regueiro is trying to break free.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Askren tries to stall but Regueiro uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Regueiro looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Regueiro lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Askren backwards.
Askren keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Regueiro's efforts to push away.
Regueiro wants to get back to striking at distance but Askren won't allow it.
Askren is trying to drag Regueiro to the mat but Regueiro just about manages to keep his footing. He used the ropes to his advantage there.
Regueiro swings wildly with an uppercut but Askren uses good head movement to avoid it.
Askren holding his opponent close, against the ropes.
Askren has Regueiro pressed up against the ropes and is working for takedown. Regueiro manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Askren lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Regueiro makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Regueiro lands a body shot in the clinch.

Regueiro breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
A looping hook to the body misses from Askren. Regueiro does a little dance to reset his feet.
Regueiro throws a nice outside leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Regueiro misses with a wild body shot.
Askren attempts a counter takedown but Regueiro avoids it well and moves away.
A decent looking cross lands there for Regueiro.
Regueiro lands with a good body shot.
Askren ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Regueiro moves away.
Julio Regueiro is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Regueiro scores with a jab. Askren acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Regueiro looks to land a right hand but Askren moved out of range.
Askren uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Regueiro.
Regueiro swings widly with a right hand

and Askren counters with a shoot takedown. Regueiro fights it but they end up in guard.
Regueiro is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Askren working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Regueiro lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.


That's three minutes gone in the round.
Askren looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Regueiro puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
Askren slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Askren working a defensive guard here.
Regueiro trying to control but Askren is working from the bottom.
Regueiro would like to get this fight back to the feet but can't get free from the closed guard.
Regueiro must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.

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.
Regueiro pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Askren is keeping the position for now.
Askren is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Regueiro trying to hold on to Askren's head to control him but Askren postures up.
Regueiro is staying active underneath Askren, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Askren is nestled in close to Regueiro, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Askren just misses with a punch to the body.
Regueiro looks to throw the jab but Askren is out of range.
Askren clobbers Regueiro with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Regueiro throws a leg kick

and Askren counters with a takedown into side control.
Regueiro is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
Regueiro is trying to maintain the position but Askren is very close to passing his half guard.
Regueiro slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Askren slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Regueiro working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Askren doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Askren manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Regueiro controls Askren momentarily but Askren frees himself.
Askren landing some decent shots from guard.
Regueiro avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Askren is stalling in the full guard.
Askren throws a big elbow that misses.
Askren throws a big right hand that misses.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Regueiro misses with a straight left.
Regueiro uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Askren.
Askren takes one to the side of the head.
Regueiro throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Regueiro misses with a body shot.
Askren feinted with a counter takedown.
Askren slips a jab from Regueiro.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A decent looking cross lands there for Regueiro.
A shot to the liver by Askren. Beautiful body shot.
Askren ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Askren is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
A telegraphed right hand from Regueiro misses the target.
Askren throws a body punch but Regueiro moves out of range.
Askren shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
enabling Regueiro to counter with a crisp jab.
Regueiro scores with a jab. Askren acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Regueiro throws a nice looking combination but Askren bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Regueiro misses with a straight left.
Regueiro throws a body shot but no joy.
Askren drops down looking for a counter takedown but Regueiro sprawls and moves away.
Regueiro ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Askren moves away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Askren fails with a takedown attempt.
Askren misses the shot to the body.
A little jabbing left from Regueiro on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Nice shot by Regueiro.
Regueiro looks to land a right hand but Askren moved out of range.
Regueiro throws a predictable looking body shot

so Askren counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Askren trying to control but Regueiro is working from the bottom.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Askren controls from within his opponent's guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Nice straight punches there by Askren. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Askren.
Askren tries to clinch up.
Regueiro throws a big shot that misses.
Regueiro throws a jab when Askren was well out of range.
Askren moves forwards but Regueiro connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Askren swings for the body but Regueiro moves out of range.
Askren with a hook.
Regueiro throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Askren.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Regueiro throws a lazy uppercut

and Askren counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Regueiro!
Askren wants to control but Regueiro is keeping him busy.
You can see the frustration on Regueiro's face as Askren controls the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Askren landing with strikes to the head and body from side control.
Askren is looking to take a break and control but Regueiro is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Regueiro tries to improve position but can't.
Askren is working Regueiro over with some ground and pound from side control.
Regueiro is pushing Askren's head away, looking to escape. Askren manages to hold on to the position though.
Askren wants to lay and pray for a moment but Regueiro keeps working.
Regueiro struggling a bit here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Both fighters take a look at the clock.
Regueiro takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.
Askren scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Regueiro to see if he's OK.
Regueiro is pushing Askren's head away, looking to escape. Askren manages to hold on to the position though.
Askren working the ground and pound from side control.
Check out the look on Askren's face as he threw that strike - that's one determined fighter!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Regueiro is looking for a sweep.
Regueiro struggling a bit here.
Regueiro is trying to avoid being dragged into an even worse position than he's already in but Askren is staying active.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.
Askren trying to control the position but Regueiro is working away.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
The crowd cheers as Regueiro lands an impressive looking overhand right. Askren doesn't seem phased though.
Regueiro swings widly with a right hand

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Askren trying to control the position but Regueiro is working away.
Askren cracks Regueiro with an elbow. That is naaassty.
You can see the frustration on Regueiro's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Regueiro takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.
Askren looks up at the clock and then as Regueiro takes his cue and looks up at the clock too, Askren smacks him right in the chops with a big elbow! How rude!
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Regueiro sneaks back into half guard.
Regueiro taking some punishment here, with Askren in his half guard.

And that's the end of the fight!
Matt Askren showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Regueiro has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.

Judge Stewart Dunkirk scores the fight for Julio Regueiro!
Judge Wesley Smith scores the fight as a draw!
Judge Chris Downing scores the fight for Matt Askren!

The fight ends as a draw!

Matt Askren retains his title. It's always disappointing when a championship fight ends as a draw but that's what happens when you leave the fight in the judges hands!
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Event: WVT16 Dabutt v Takeishi     
Date:   May 25, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Hijack Dabutt (ranked 654 p4p, 30 weight class) and Mitsugu Takeishi (ranked 610 p4p, 26 weight class). Mitsugu Takeishi has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

190 cm
28
275 lbs
9 - 4 - 0
185 cm
27
333 lbs
10 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
KO power
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Granite chin

Vegan Gains
Groove Gear

Groove Gear
Vegan Gains



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 9 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Hijack Dabutt!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Mitsugu Takeishi!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Frank Antenori and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Dabutt misses with a hook. Takeishi ducked under it nicely.
Takeishi wants to counter with a clinch but Dabutt pushes him away.
Hijack Dabutt seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A combination from Dabutt does no damage.
Dabutt throws a predictable looking body shot

and Takeishi counters by moving into the clinch.
Dabutt misses with a hook to the ribs.
Dabutt lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Takeishi lands a nice uppercut.
Takeishi pushes Dabutt back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Dabutt tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Takeishi's elbow.
Dabutt throws an elbow that misses.
Takeishi lands a left hand that snaps the head of Dabutt backwards.
Takeishi lands a hook that snaps the head of Dabutt backwards.
Takeishi scores with an uppercut up the middle.
A nice left hand lands by Takeishi.
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!
Dabutt misses with an elbow over the top.
Dabutt lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Takeishi can't find room to land a body shot as Dabutt controls the action.
Takeishi blocks a body shot from Dabutt.
Takeishi lands with a left to the head.
Takeishi lands a body punch.
Dabutt is breathing heavily.
Takeishi misses with a punch to the body.
A right handed body shot lands from Takeishi.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Takeishi pushes Dabutt back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.

Dabutt is rocked!
Takeishi dips a shoulder and cracks Dabutt with a mighty uppercut! Dabutt falls back against the cage and Takeishi unloads with a barrage of strikes! Dabutt is completely out with his eyes open, only supported by the cage! Save him ref! Eventually the ref decides to do his job and jumps in - Takeishi screams abuse at the incompetent official before going over to celebrate with his corner. Brutal stuff!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:12 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Mitsugu Takeishi!
Mitsugu Takeishi bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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RATING
74%

 

Event: EFC Diaz vs Hawtry     
Date:   May 18, 2019

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Shelby Foote (ranked 1835 p4p, 189 weight class) and Patrick Seery (ranked 522 p4p, 66 weight class). The crowd seem to be enjoying Seery's choice of entrance music: An Irish Pub Song. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

167 cm
31
150 lbs
15 - 11 - 1
175 cm
39
147 lbs
31 - 7 - 1
Great wrestler
Great elbows
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Urban Fighter
Bee Krazy



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Shelby Foote!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Patrick Seery!
The judges for this bout are Eddie Farnsworth, Dean Styles and Franklyn Lucas.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A telegraphed right hand from Seery misses the target.
Seery throws a hook but Foote avoids it easily.
Foote throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A slow jab from Seery misses its intended target.
Seery throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Seery fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Foote manages to avoid it.
Foote tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Seery cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Foote takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Seery has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Foote is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Foote misses with a takedown
and Foote takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Seery moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Seery misses the shot to the body.
Foote changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Foote misses with a takedown attempt - Seery sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Foote closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Seery did well to prevent Foote getting side control.
Foote is keen to just control but Seery is a slippery customer.

Foote is working for a submission here. He's got hold of the far side arm and he's looking for a kimura. He's cranking on the arm and he's got it! Seery is tapping out! Ouch, that looked like it hurt!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:35 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Shelby Foote!
Shelby Foote made sure to mention his sponsor, Organic Nutrition in his post fight interview.
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RATING
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Event: TAFC: Fujimoto v Van Rooy     
Date:   May 11, 2019

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Raul Gracie (ranked 1021 p4p, 117 weight class) and Bernardo De Barros (ranked 457 p4p, 56 weight class). On his way into the cage it seems that Raul Gracie has been attacked by a crazed fan! It looks like it might have been the just bleed guy! Luckily Raul Gracie seems to be OK! I thought that lunatic was in prison!?

175 cm
25
165 lbs
5 - 0 - 0
173 cm
25
160 lbs
15 - 6 - 0
BJJ Red Belt
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
Basic striking
Good gas tank

Bee Krazy

Arcticus University: London



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 5 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Raul Gracie!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Bernardo De Barros!
The judges for this bout are Topper Green, Summer Carpenter and Bruno Hogan.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A swing and a miss from De Barros.
De Barros shoots in for a double leg but Gracie sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.

De Barros clinches up against the cage.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
De Barros tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Gracie smiles and moves away.
Gracie tries to move into range but De Barros moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
De Barros throws the left hand but Gracie avoids the punch easily.
Gracie lands with a straight right. De Barros didn't see that one coming.
Gracie uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from De Barros.
Gracie scores with a hook to the body. De Barros takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.

Gracie gets a takedown into half guard.
De Barros punching from the bottom.
De Barros trying to control here.

De Barros looking for submissions off his back.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gracie trying to mount his opponent but De Barros defends it.
Gracie prevents De Barros from improving his position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Gracie is figuring out what he wants to do next.
Gracie trying to mount his opponent but De Barros defends it.

De Barros actively working from the bottom here.
Gracie seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but De Barros does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Gracie looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks De Barros with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.

Gracie is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Gracie works his way into side control.
De Barros is looking for a sweep.
De Barros manages to get back to half guard.
Gracie perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.

De Barros looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
We've been hearing that Gracie has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
De Barros is looking for a sweep. Gracie is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Gracie blocks the strikes from De Barros.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
De Barros manages to get to full guard.
De Barros is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

De Barros throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

De Barros escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Gracie gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
De Barros is trying to keep Gracie in close.

De Barros is looking for a triangle here but Gracie uses the submission attempt to pass into side control.
De Barros being controlled for a moment.
De Barros tries to bench press Gracie off him but Gracie keeps the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
De Barros regains half guard.
Gracie seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but De Barros does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

De Barros looking for submissions off his back.
Gracie working the head and body with strikes.

Gracie is working for a submission of some sort.
De Barros slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

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

Raul Gracie 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.



Gracie shoots in and bounces De Barros off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.

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

De Barros throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

De Barros has his foot on Gracie's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Gracie works his way back into a safe position though.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

De Barros looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
De Barros being controlled here, momentarily.
Gracie stopping the sweep attempt from De Barros.
Gracie is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that De Barros can do to turn this around?

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gracie passes easily into side control. Nice work.
De Barros is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
De Barros is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
Gracie is pressing down on De Barros's thigh, looking to free his foot. De Barros is holding on for now.
Gracie works his way into full mount!
De Barros srikes from the bottom but he's lost position and has given up his back.
Raul Gracie overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
De Barros manages to reverse the position and now he's in Gracie's guard. Nice work there by De Barros.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
De Barros trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
De Barros throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Gracie not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
De Barros is pushing down on Gracie's leg trying to pass to half guard. Gracie is fighting to maintain full guard but De Barros has managed to sneak the leg through.
De Barros sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Gracie defending well though.
Gracie is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
De Barros not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
De Barros takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
De Barros wants to pass to mount but Gracie is defending the position.
Gracie has hold of De Barros's hands but De Barros slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
De Barros working Gracie over with strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

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

De Barros is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Gracie sees it coming and defends easily.
Gracie wants to get back to full guard.
Gracie is trying to control but can't.
De Barros working the head and body with strikes.
Gracie moves into full guard.

Gracie looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Gracie is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

De Barros moves into full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
De Barros striking off his back but it's not causing Gracie any problems.

Gracie got a little sloppy there for a moment and De Barros has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Gracie has managed to get both his arms back between De Barros's legs - danger averted.
Gracie trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
De Barros trying to keep a closed guard but Gracie is proving a slippery customer.

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

De Barros has his foot on Gracie's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Gracie works his way back into a safe position though.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

De Barros working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Gracie doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Gracie manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Gracie is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Bernardo De Barros will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. This is the final round!


De Barros tries to clinch up

and Gracie counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
De Barros wants to sweep but Gracie has passed to side control!
De Barros is not content to let Gracie control the position.
De Barros regains half guard.

Gracie 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.

Gracie is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.

That's one minute gone in the round.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

De Barros actively working from the bottom here.
De Barros trying to control here.
De Barros is refusing to be controlled, as Gracie sits in half guard.

Gracie is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
De Barros wants to improve his position but Gracie is controlling well.
Gracie works his way into full mount!

That's two 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.
De Barros is in all sorts of trouble here.
De Barros regains half guard.
De Barros is looking for a sweep. Gracie is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

Gracie is looking for a kimura but De Barros is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Gracie to get the leverage.
Gracie is trying to control the action in half guard but De Barros is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.

Gracie is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, De Barros has managed to free his arm - good work.

De Barros looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
De Barros is trying to get back to full guard.
Gracie is pressing down on De Barros's thigh, looking to free his foot. De Barros is holding on for now.
De Barros is trying to get back to full guard.
Gracie working over De Barros with some ground and pound. De Barros looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.

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

De Barros looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
De Barros trying to control here.

De Barros is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Gracie pulls his head out easily.

De Barros actively working from the bottom here.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Gracie looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
De Barros trying to control from the bottom.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Topper Green scores the fight 29:28
Judge Summer Carpenter scores the fight 30:27
Judge Bruno Hogan scores the fight 30:28

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

A relieved looking Raul Gracie thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
28%

 

Event: The Island Season 9, 205 lbs, Round 6     
Date:   May 09, 2019

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Phil Coleman (ranked 79 p4p, 0 weight class) and Apolinario Mabini (ranked 400 p4p, 51 weight class). Mabini comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Noypi by Bamboo kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Both fighters really staring each other down here, as Apolinario Mabini enters the cage!

188 cm
27
223 lbs
15 - 2 - 0
185 cm
26
210 lbs
11 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
Counter fighter
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Good gas tank

-

-



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 15 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Phil Coleman!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Apolinario Mabini!
The judges for this bout are Winston Alpacca, Daniel Franklin and Peter Branson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Mabini misses with a looping left.
Coleman avoids the body shot from Mabini.
Mabini misses the jab.
Coleman misses with an uppercut.
Mabini swings away with a body shot that misses

and Coleman counters with a shoot takedown. Mabini fights it but they end up in guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Coleman is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Coleman postures up in Mabini's guard and throws a big left but Mabini blocks it.
Mabini keeping moving, preventing Coleman from controlling successfully.
Mabini is adopting a defensive guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mabini working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Coleman.
Coleman throws a big right hand that misses.
Mabini utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Mabini is trying to keep Coleman in close.
Coleman lands a couple of elbows.
Mabini trying to keep a closed guard but Coleman is proving a slippery customer.
Mabini really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Coleman. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Coleman sitting in guard here, content to control.
Coleman has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Mabini ducks right into an uppercut from Coleman.
Coleman staying out of range there.
Mabini looks to score with a jab to the body but Coleman is just out of range.
Apolinario Mabini is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Mabini scores with a crisp jab that stopped Coleman in his tracks.

It looks like Phil Coleman has been cut.
Apolinario Mabini seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Coleman lands a slapping body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Mabini instigates a clinch.
Mabini throws a punch but it's blocked by Coleman.
Mabini misses with some punches.

Coleman manages to break the clinch.
Coleman wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Coleman circles away from the clinch attempt

and Coleman counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Coleman.
Coleman postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Coleman accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Mabini has momentary wrist control but Coleman slips an elbow through the middle.
Coleman landing with the ground and pound.
Coleman throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Mabini works some decent striking defense from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Coleman wants to control from the top but Mabini keeps moving.
Mabini is pulling down on Coleman's head. It's preventing any offense from Coleman, at least for the moment.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Coleman trying to control the position from guard on top but Mabini is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Mabini is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Coleman postures up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Mabini closes the distance looking to clinch

and Coleman counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Coleman is trying to control. Mabini wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Mabini wants to control but Coleman is keeping busy.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Coleman working the head and body with strikes.
Coleman thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Mabini trying to keep hold of his opponent's head but Coleman manages to pass to mount!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman tries to control but Mabini wriggling away.
Mabini tries to hold on but Coleman postures up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Coleman lands with some vicious ground and pound - can Mabini hang on?
The referee warns Mabini that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.

Mabini is rocked!
Mabini takes a big shot to the dome and his eyes have rolled back in his head! Coleman's killer instinct has kicked in as he finishes the fight with more strikes. Impressive finish.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:35 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Phil Coleman!
In his post fight interview, Phil Coleman started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
In defeat, Apolinario Mabini stepped up to the mic, saying 'A man can be destroyed but not defeated... I will pickup the pieces that I learned today and will grow from it.'.
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G S C
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
36%

 

Event: The Island Season 9, 205 lbs, Round 5     
Date:   May 08, 2019

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Phil Coleman (ranked 90 p4p, 0 weight class) and Jambe De Bois (ranked 311 p4p, 0 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

188 cm
27
223 lbs
14 - 2 - 0
186 cm
27
205 lbs
12 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
Basic striking
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Counter fighter
Good gas tank

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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 14 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Phil Coleman!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Jambe De Bois!
The judges for this bout are Michael Johnstone, David Hoff and Bart Greer.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
De Bois shoots in for a takedown but Coleman shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
De Bois shoots in but Coleman avoids the takedown attempt easily.

De Bois looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Coleman!
Coleman is trying to improve his position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman can't do much from the bottom here.
De Bois throws a strike aimed at the side of Coleman's head but Coleman avoids it well.
Coleman wants to control but De Bois postures up.
De Bois throws an elbow but Coleman slips to the side and avoids it well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Coleman regains half guard, as De Bois was trying to land strikes.
De Bois with the ground and pound but Coleman uses the opportunity to regain guard.
De Bois postures up and lands a big shot to Coleman's brow.
Coleman preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Coleman is trying to keep De Bois in close.
De Bois controlling from the top position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Coleman controlling the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Coleman bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in De Bois's guard.

De Bois tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Coleman makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Coleman working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of De Bois's head.
Coleman scoring with some ground and pound.
De Bois keeping moving, preventing Coleman from controlling successfully.
Coleman is in close to De Bois's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Coleman working some strikes from top position.
Coleman is in close to De Bois's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Coleman content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Coleman wants to control from the top but De Bois keeps moving.
De Bois has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Coleman has passed into side control.
De Bois tries to bench press Coleman off him but Coleman keeps the position.
Coleman landing a few strikes.
Coleman grinds an elbow into De Bois's temple.
A lull in the action here.
De Bois tries to slip a leg under to move to half guard but Coleman presses down on the leg and jumps into full mount!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
De Bois 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.
Coleman seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Coleman working over De Bois with some ground and pound. De Bois looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
De Bois works his way to full guard. Good work.
Coleman slips nicely into half guard, despite the strikes coming from De Bois.
De Bois moves into full guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


De Bois missing with a left hand there. Coleman was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
De Bois has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Coleman looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? De Bois is fending him off so far but Coleman persists. Nope, De Bois circles away and we're back to standing.
Coleman is looking light on his feet compared to last time was saw him fight.
Coleman's jab looks to have found its range, popping De Bois under the eye.
The fighters circling - Coleman throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
De Bois let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Coleman slaps away a takedown attempt from De Bois, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Coleman appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
De Bois stuffs the takedown.
Coleman takes a swing at De Bois's ribcage but misses.
Coleman throws a body punch but De Bois moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

De Bois fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Coleman to the ground. De Bois is now in Coleman's guard.
De Bois with a nice head shot there.
De Bois trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Coleman is trying to keep De Bois in close.
Coleman has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Coleman is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

De Bois is staying active underneath Coleman, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Coleman sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. De Bois defending well though.
De Bois is trying to control but can't.
De Bois is staying active underneath Coleman, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Coleman is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Phil Coleman overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
De Bois is looking to improve his position.
De Bois slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if De Bois can do anything to dispel that myth.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Coleman wants to control from the top but De Bois keeps moving.
De Bois trying to keep a closed guard but Coleman is proving a slippery customer.
Coleman is working De Bois over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
De Bois wants to sweep but no luck.
Coleman landing some decent shots from guard.
Coleman lands a couple of decent looking shots.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Coleman is in close to De Bois's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Coleman landing some decent shots from guard.
Coleman stands up over De Bois, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
De Bois tries to land a sweep but no joy.
De Bois really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Coleman. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Coleman lands a couple of elbows.
De Bois is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Coleman lands a couple of digs.
Coleman trying to control the position from guard on top but De Bois is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
De Bois tries to land a sweep but no joy.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
De Bois is still trying to improve position.
Coleman throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Coleman is in close to De Bois's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Coleman won't allow De Bois to sweep him here.
De Bois is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Coleman keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of De Bois's head.
Coleman is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that De Bois can do to turn this around?
Coleman slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Coleman's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Coleman connects with a couple of short punches.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Coleman throws a hook but De Bois blocks it.
De Bois throws out a counter right but Coleman avoids it with no problem.
Coleman connects with a jab.
De Bois shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Coleman as he jumps to the side.
De Bois shoots in for a double leg but Coleman sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
De Bois walks into a stiff left hand from Coleman.
Coleman misses with a straight left.
De Bois tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Coleman keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
De Bois shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Coleman but Coleman pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Phil Coleman has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jambe De Bois.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman fakes high and swings low for a body shot but De Bois manages to avoid it.
A little jabbing left from De Bois on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Coleman fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
De Bois takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Coleman works the jab nicely.
De Bois cracks Coleman with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Coleman wants to clinch.
De Bois doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
De Bois stuffs the takedown.

A momentary lapse in concentration from De Bois enables Coleman to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. De Bois manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.
Coleman scoring with punches to the head and body.
Jambe De Bois has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Coleman trying to control but De Bois is working from the bottom.
De Bois looking to hit a scissor sweep but Coleman is one step ahead there.
Coleman stands and throws De Bois's legs to the side, diving into side control.
De Bois regains half guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Coleman scoring with strikes to the body and head.
De Bois keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Coleman perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
De Bois punching from the bottom.
De Bois is looking to get back to full guard here but Coleman has managed to pass to side control instead.
Coleman is chipping away with strikes.
Coleman cracks De Bois with an elbow. That is naaassty.
Coleman lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
De Bois is trying to get back to half guard.
Coleman grinds an elbow into De Bois's temple.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Coleman controls the position.
Coleman gets to mount! De Bois was on the offensive and wasn't defending properly.
De Bois is in a horrible position here. Coleman smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.

De Bois is rocked!
Coleman connects with a bit shot that sees De Bois covering up! More strikes from Coleman and the referee jumps in to stop the fight! Coleman is our winner by TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:46 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Phil Coleman!
Phil Coleman 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
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
48%

 

Event: The Island Season 9, 205 lbs, Round 4     
Date:   May 07, 2019

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Phil Coleman (ranked 99 p4p, 0 weight class) and Anthony Romeo (ranked 623 p4p, 84 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

188 cm
27
223 lbs
13 - 2 - 0
184 cm
26
214 lbs
10 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
Counter fighter
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Heavy handed

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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 13 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Phil Coleman!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Anthony Romeo!
The judges for this bout are Winston Alpacca, David Hoff and Santiago Holmes.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Romeo connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Coleman uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Romeo.
Coleman changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Coleman scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Coleman throws a hook but Romeo blocks it.
Coleman takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Romeo walks into a left hand.
Romeo throws a looping overhand right but Coleman ducks down to avoid it.
Coleman attempts a counter takedown but Romeo avoids it well and moves away.
Romeo throws a body punch but Coleman moves out of range.
Coleman with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Coleman changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Romeo tries to avoid it but Coleman manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Romeo to the ground. Romeo escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Coleman keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Romeo.
Coleman throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Romeo sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Romeo wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
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!
Romeo catches Coleman with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Coleman has been working on his balance at , so perhaps that has help him stuff some of the takedown attempts by Romeo.
Coleman throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Romeo stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romeo ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Romeo's jab looks to have found its range, popping Coleman under the eye.
Romeo misses the shot to the body.
Coleman staying out of range there.
Coleman appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Romeo misses with a looping right.
Anthony Romeo is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Coleman changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Romeo just misses with a punch to the body.
Coleman attempts a counter takedown but Romeo avoids it well and moves away.
Romeo works Coleman's body with a nice hook.
Coleman takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Romeo misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Coleman.
Romeo throws a lazy uppercut

and Coleman counters with a nice double leg into side control. Romeo won't be happy with that.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Romeo on the wrong end of some ground and pound.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romeo is looking to regain half guard here but Coleman keeps moving and retains side control.
Coleman scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Romeo to see if he's OK.
You can see the frustration on Romeo's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Coleman 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.
Coleman is pausing for a moment. What's he doing? It looks like he's clearing his nose. Oh dude! He's shot a load of snot all down Romeo's shoulder. That is not cool.
Romeo wants to control but Coleman postures up.
Coleman trying to control the action but Romeo is working from the bottom.
Coleman prevents Romeo from escaping the position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Coleman working the ground and pound from side control.
Coleman working the head and body with strikes.
Romeo takes a couple of big shots there - the referee warns him that he has to defend himself better.
Coleman lands a nice forearm strike.
Romeo taking a bit of punishment here - Coleman scoring with strikes.
Coleman cracks Romeo with a big elbow.
Romeo defending against the ground and pound.
Coleman in the domination position with Romeo hanging on.
Coleman tries to score with some ground and pound. Romeo controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.
Coleman lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
Coleman cracks Romeo with a big elbow.
Romeo can't do much from the bottom here.
Romeo 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.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Coleman cracks Romeo with an elbow. That is naaassty.
Romeo is pushing Coleman's head away, looking to escape. Coleman manages to hold on to the position though.
Romeo really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Coleman. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Romeo parries the strikes from Coleman easily there. Coleman is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Romeo to escape.
Coleman throws a strike aimed at the side of Romeo's head but Romeo avoids it well.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Romeo is trying to control Coleman's posture but Coleman avoids it.
Romeo taking a bit of punishment here - Coleman scoring with strikes.
Coleman controlling the position.
Romeo tries to buck Coleman off but Coleman is having none of it.
Coleman lands some shots froms side control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A jab lands there for Coleman.
Romeo ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Anthony Romeo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Coleman uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Romeo.
Coleman drops down looking for a counter takedown but Romeo sprawls and moves away.
Romeo throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Coleman sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Coleman defending well as Romeo loads up on a big left hand.
Coleman throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Coleman moves out of range of the strikes.
Romeo jabs Coleman to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Romeo swings wildly with a couple of big hooks

and Coleman counters with a single leg into guard. Romeo didn't expect that.

The fighters are working up against the cage. Romeo manages to wriggle his way back to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched against the cage.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Romeo.

Coleman escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Coleman uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Romeo.
Coleman feinted with a counter takedown.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romeo looks to score with a jab to the body but Coleman is just out of range.
A punch combination from Romeo misses.
Anthony Romeo seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Romeo thows a left - swing and a miss!
Coleman appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
A looping hook to the body misses from Coleman. Romeo does a little dance to reset his feet.
Coleman walks into a jab.

It looks like Phil Coleman has been cut.
Romeo bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
A jab from Romeo misses.
Romeo lands a jab to the head.

Coleman is rocked!
Romeo misses with a two punch combination.
Oh Coleman is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Coleman pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Coleman seems to have got his legs back now.
Romeo misses with an uppercut. Coleman saw that one coming.
Coleman attempts a counter takedown but Romeo avoids it well and moves away.
Romeo gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Coleman slips under a jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Coleman misses with a lunging right hand
and Romeo counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
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!
Romeo misses with a left hand

and Coleman counters with a single leg into guard. Romeo didn't expect that.
Coleman slips nicely into half guard.
Coleman not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Romeo holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.
Coleman slips a nice elbow through Romeo's hands, connecting with Romeo's forehead.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Romeo can do anything to dispel that myth.
Romeo has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Coleman is working away from the top position though.
Coleman takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Coleman takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Romeo trying to control from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Coleman missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Nice strikes from Coleman there.
Coleman drops an elbow to the side of Romeo's head.
Romeo is looking to improve his position.
Coleman working over Romeo with some ground and pound. Romeo looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Coleman scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Romeo has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Coleman is working away from the top position though.
Coleman is looking to take a break and control but Romeo is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Coleman is figuring out what he wants to do next.
Romeo trying to hold on to Coleman's head to control him but Coleman postures up.
Romeo avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Coleman.
Coleman wants to control but Romeo is keeping him busy.
Coleman missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Coleman connects with a nice short shot to Romeo's temple.
Coleman controlling the action here.
Coleman wants to pass the guard but Romeo is defending well.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Anthony Romeo will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Phil Coleman's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!



Coleman looking to score a takedown here. Romeo is defending well but Coleman drives through and ends up in Romeo's guard.
Coleman trying to control the position from guard on top but Romeo is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Coleman is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Coleman chips away with some ground and pound.
Coleman scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Coleman in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Romeo looking to control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman throws an elbow that misses. Romeo uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Coleman's guard. Nice move by Romeo!

Coleman looking for a sweep. Not yet Coleman, not yet.
Phil Coleman overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Coleman keeping moving, preventing Romeo from controlling successfully.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Coleman is adopting a defensive guard.
Romeo controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Coleman bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Romeo's guard.

Coleman is working Romeo over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Romeo wants to stand but Coleman is controlling the position.
Romeo has momentary wrist control but Coleman slips an elbow through the middle.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Coleman postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Romeo is trying to keep Coleman in close.
Coleman landing with the ground and pound.
Coleman working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Coleman is working Romeo over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Coleman lands a couple of digs.
Coleman is stalling in the full guard.
Romeo pulls Coleman in to control the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romeo keeping moving, preventing Coleman from controlling successfully.
Coleman throws a big right hand that misses.
Coleman throws a strike but Romeo rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Coleman keeping moving, preventing Romeo from controlling successfully.
Coleman pulls Romeo in close to prevent any damage.
Coleman looking to hit a scissor sweep but Romeo is one step ahead there.

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.
Romeo not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Coleman not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
Coleman looking to hit a scissor sweep but Romeo is one step ahead there.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Coleman lands an overhand right.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Romeo throws a body shot but no joy.
Anthony Romeo has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Romeo throws a body shot but no joy.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Winston Alpacca scores the fight for Phil Coleman!
Judge David Hoff scores the fight for Phil Coleman!
Judge Santiago Holmes scores the fight for Phil Coleman!

Phil Coleman wins by unanimous decision!

Phil Coleman decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.
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pop
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RATING
49%

 

Event: The Island Season 9, 205 lbs, Round 3     
Date:   May 06, 2019

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Phil Coleman (ranked 99 p4p, 0 weight class) and Stig Jahr (ranked 1286 p4p, 0 weight class). On his way into the cage it seems that Phil Coleman has been attacked by a crazed fan! It looks like it might have been the just bleed guy! Luckily Phil Coleman seems to be OK! I thought that lunatic was in prison!?

188 cm
27
223 lbs
12 - 2 - 0
178 cm
26
208 lbs
7 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Basic striking
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Basic striking
Knockout power

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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 12 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Phil Coleman!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Stig Jahr!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Franklin, Peter Branson and Dirk Anderson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Coleman shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Coleman was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
Jahr is trying to get back to half guard.
Jahr is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Coleman off and has taken his back!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Jahr is punishing Coleman with some ground and pound.
Jahr looking to soften up his opponent with punches.
Coleman tries to escape but Jahr has the hooks in and won't let him break free.
Coleman is working hard here to advance position.
Coleman looks to control his opponent's hands but he's not mananging it at the moment.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Coleman avoids the strikes from Jahr.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Coleman defending nicely against the rear naked choke attempt.
Oooh a big shot gets through from Jahr. Many more shots like that and the referee will have to think about stepping in!
Jahr struggling to keep hold of the position.
Coleman is trying to break free.
Coleman's coaches at have been working on his defensive grappling in preparation for this fight so let's see if he can get out of this tricky position.

Coleman fending off the submission attempt from Jahr.
Jahr is landing with strikes. Coleman can't take much more of this.
Jahr has the hooks in. Coleman is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.
I've been told that Jahr has been drilling his wrestling of late, which has already helped him take this fight to the mat. Let's see how much of an impact it has on the outcome of the ground game.
Jahr missing with strikes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jahr doesn't have the hooks in and Coleman manages to turn into his guard.
Jahr has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.

Jahr throws his legs up looking to secure a triangle. Oh, that looks pretty tight, I gotta say! Coleman escapes and throws Jahr's legs to the side, diving into side control!
Jahr tries to improve position but can't.
Jahr gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Coleman seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Jahr regains full guard. Nicely done.
Coleman postures up.
Coleman connects with a couple of short punches.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Coleman is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Jahr wants to sweep but no luck.
Jahr manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Coleman manages to get himself to full guard.


That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jahr in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Coleman keeping moving, preventing Jahr from controlling successfully.
Jahr throws an elbow that misses. Coleman uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Jahr's guard. Nice move by Coleman!

Jahr wants to sweep here but Coleman controlling him for the moment.

Jahr is looking for a triangle but Coleman pushes his legs off easily.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Coleman preventing the sweep.

Jahr looking for a guillotine here but Coleman defends easily.

Jahr working for a triangle but Coleman defends it easily.
Jahr keeping moving, preventing Coleman from controlling successfully.
Coleman controlling from the top position.
Coleman scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Stig Jahr will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Coleman shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Jahr tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Coleman defends well and Jahr ends up having to push Coleman into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Jahr just misses with a punch to the body.
Coleman lands a jab.
Nice uppercut lands for Coleman. That snapped Jahr's head back.
Jahr swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Jahr shoots in looking for a takedown but Coleman manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Jahr's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Coleman connects with a jab.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Jahr.
Phil Coleman has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Stig Jahr.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman lands with a good body shot.

Coleman shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Jahr manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Jahr working a defensive guard here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Coleman trying to control the position from guard on top but Jahr is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Coleman scoring with some ground and pound.
Jahr seems keen to control Coleman's posture.
Coleman postures up and lands a big shot to Jahr's brow.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Jahr is on top in guard.

Coleman preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Jahr wants to pass the guard but Coleman is keeping the position.
Jahr wants to control from the top but Coleman keeps moving.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Coleman pulls Jahr in close to his closed guard and prevents Jahr from doing any damage or advancing position.
Jahr with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Jahr won't allow Coleman to sweep him here.
Jahr wants to control from the top but Coleman keeps moving.
Phil Coleman overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Jahr scoring with some ground and pound.
Jahr with a flurry of punches that miss.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jahr postures up in Coleman's guard and throws a big left but Coleman blocks it.
Jahr loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Jahr throws a big elbow that misses.
Coleman controlling the position.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.
Jahr is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Coleman wants to sweep but no luck.
Coleman keeping moving, preventing Jahr from controlling successfully.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Coleman listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Coleman connects with a looping right hand.
Coleman steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Jahr.
Coleman is looking to counter the offense by Jahr and move into the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Horrible takedown attempt by Coleman or perhaps it was just good defense by Jahr, which made it look bad.
Coleman scores with a jab to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Jahr. Coleman does a little dance to reset his feet.
Coleman is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Jahr.
Coleman lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.

Coleman forces Jahr back against the cage and clinches.
Coleman lands a body shot.
Coleman is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Jahr can do to turn this around?
Jahr is trying to pull guard but Coleman has him pressed against the cage.
Jahr drops down looking for an ankle pick but Coleman pulls his leg out and moves away.
Jahr takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Jahr misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Jahr takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman dominated that second round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. 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.


Coleman lands the left hand.
Jahr tries to score a power double leg takedown but Coleman sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Jahr somewhat.
As Jahr tries to get set, Coleman tries to push him back and clinch up but Jahr manages to avoid the attempt.
Phil Coleman is winning the standup battle so far.
Coleman dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Jahr throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Coleman's waist but Coleman gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Jahr off to one side.
Coleman looks for a takedown but Jahr sprawls well.
Coleman is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Jahr takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jahr looks to land a left hand but Coleman moved out of range nicely.

Jahr gets caught napping as Coleman dives in and scores a takedown. Jahr manages to retain guard.
Jahr wants to sweep but no luck.
Jahr is trying to keep Coleman in close.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Coleman postures up and lands a big shot to Jahr's brow.

Jahr looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Coleman passes into side control.
Jahr tries to buck Coleman off but Coleman is having none of it.
Jahr manages to get back to half guard.
Coleman slips a nice elbow through Jahr's hands, connecting with Jahr's forehead.
Coleman working the head and body with strikes.
Jahr moves into full guard.
Jahr is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.


That's two minutes gone in the round.
Coleman is looking to control Jahr's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Coleman avoid being mounted?
Jahr not landing any meaningful shots this time.
The fighters are battling for position here. Coleman manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Jahr preventing the sweep.
Jahr tries to free his leg and advance position but Coleman is retaining full guard.
Coleman looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Coleman keeping full guard, as Jahr tries to pass.
Coleman is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Coleman holds on and takes a little breather.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Coleman is on top in guard.


Jahr is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Coleman is aware though and is defending well.
Coleman stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Jahr swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Jahr is looking to sweep but instead, Coleman has passed into half guard.
Jahr is looking to improve his position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jahr is still trying to improve position.
Coleman trying to control the action but Jahr is working from the bottom.
Coleman scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Coleman with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Coleman lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.

And that's the end of the fight!
Phil Coleman showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Coleman 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 Daniel Franklin scores the fight for Phil Coleman!
Judge Peter Branson scores the fight for Phil Coleman!
Judge Dirk Anderson scores the fight for Phil Coleman!

Phil Coleman wins by unanimous decision!

Phil Coleman 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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RATING
41%

 

Event: The Island Season 9, 205 lbs, Round 2     
Date:   May 05, 2019

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Phil Coleman (ranked 109 p4p, 0 weight class) and Jackie Li (ranked 2947 p4p, 0 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

188 cm
27
223 lbs
11 - 2 - 0
185 cm
19
205 lbs
7 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
Counter fighter
Cardio machine
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Solid 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 11 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Phil Coleman!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Jackie Li!
The judges for this bout are Peter Branson, Michael Johnstone and Dirk Anderson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Coleman instigates a clinch.
Coleman is working Li over against the cage.
Coleman is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Li drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Coleman gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Li's coach down at Black Flag Fight Club was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Li's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Coleman stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Coleman.
Coleman lands a shoulder strike.

Coleman has picked Li up - he's going for a ride! Coleman dumps his opponent to the mat with a thud and settles into half guard.
Coleman lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Coleman stalling.
Coleman lands with a punch from half guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Coleman seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Li really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Coleman. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Coleman looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Coleman slows the pace down in half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
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 Li's temple.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Coleman lands a nice short elbow.
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 Li's temple.
Li taking some punishment here, with Coleman in his half guard.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Coleman connects with a nice short shot to Li's temple.
Coleman 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.
Coleman working over Li with some ground and pound. Li looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Li is trying to get back to full guard.
Coleman is nestled in close to Li, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
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 Li's temple.
Coleman lands with a punch from half guard.
Coleman working Li over with strikes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Coleman lands strikes from half guard.
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.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Li on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Coleman lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Li trying to control here but he's found himself mounted! Oh no!
Coleman landing strikes from the mount and Li is in trouble!
Coleman landing strikes from the mount.

Li is rocked!
Coleman can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Li is looking to escape.
Coleman dominating with strikes here.
Li is still in real trouble! Can Coleman finish him?

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Coleman lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.
Li seems to have recovered his senses.
Coleman scores with a couple of good head shots there.
A big strike lands for Coleman! That's really hurt Li and he's turned his back - Coleman keeps firing away and the ref dives in to stop the fight! Coleman jumps to his feet to celebrate the victory!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:32 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Phil Coleman!
In his post fight interview, Phil Coleman started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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RATING
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Event: The Island Season 9, 205 lbs, Round 1     
Date:   May 04, 2019

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Phil Coleman (ranked 112 p4p, 0 weight class) and Lindu Magra (ranked 23465 p4p, 0 weight class). Lindu Magra is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

188 cm
27
223 lbs
10 - 2 - 0
200 cm
26
200 lbs
0 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Basic striking
Cardio machine
BJJ Blue Belt
Solid Muay Thai
Solid 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 10 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Phil Coleman!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Lindu Magra!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Franklin, Peter Branson and Bart Greer.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Magra misses with a takedown attempt

and Coleman counters by clinching up.
Coleman cracks Magra with a nice body shot.
Magra is looking to take this one to the mat.

Coleman has clasped his hands together around Magra's back... aaand, he's got a takedown into side control. Nicely done.
Magra is not in a great position here, taking some shots.
Coleman takes a little break here. Magra wants to take advantage but he is being controlled well.
Coleman gets to mount! Magra was on the offensive and wasn't defending properly.
Coleman working Magra over with strikes here.
Coleman connects with a couple of good shots from mount.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Coleman working away from the top, dropping strikes.
Coleman with the ground and pound from mount.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Coleman punishing his opponent with strikes.
Magra wants to hold on but Coleman pushes him away.
Coleman postures up and lands a whopping elbow - oh that's hurt Magra bigstyle! Two more strikes land for Coleman and the fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:28 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Phil Coleman!
Phil Coleman 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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RATING
81%

 

Event: Syn 629 Wearmouth vs Whyte     
Date:   May 04, 2019

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Hillary Trump (ranked 295 p4p, 35 weight class) and Archie Griffiths (ranked 46 p4p, 7 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

169 cm
30
149 lbs
20 - 11 - 0
175 cm
34
147 lbs
22 - 7 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

BuriedAlive// Fight Gear

Groove Gear
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 20 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Hillary Trump!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Archie Griffiths!
The judges for this bout are Steven Brown, James Glass and Andrew Berry.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Griffiths attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Trump misses with a straight right.
Griffiths ducks under a wild hook from Trump.
Trump looks to land a right hand but Griffiths moved out of range.
It seemed like Griffiths was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Trump looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Griffiths misses with an uppercut. Trump saw that one coming.
Trump tries to clinch up but Griffiths circles away and keeps his distance.
Griffiths throws a leg kick
and Trump counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Griffiths cracks Trump with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Griffiths finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Trump throws an overhand right that lands on Griffiths's shoulder, as Griffiths tries to avoid the shot.
A good leg kick by Griffiths.
Trump avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
As Griffiths tries to get set, Trump tries to push him back and clinch up but Griffiths manages to avoid the attempt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Trump takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Griffiths scores with the left hand. Trump knows he should have avoided that one.
Trump slips a straight right by Griffiths.
Trump uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Griffiths.
A little feinted left hand from Trump on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Griffiths thows a left - swing and a miss!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Trump swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Trump lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Griffiths moves out of range of the strikes.
Griffiths throws a leg kick
and Trump counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Trump tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Griffiths paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Griffiths buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Griffiths swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Griffiths throws a half hearted mid kick.
Griffiths throws a nice inside leg kick.
Griffiths uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Trump.
Trump avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Griffiths throws a body kick that misses.
Griffiths cracks Trump with a right hand to the side of the head.
Trump misses with a two punch combination.
Trump scores with a jab to the jaw.
A telegraphed right hand from Griffiths misses the target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Trump misses with a hook. Griffiths ducked under it nicely.
Griffiths staying out of range there.
Griffiths slips a straight right by Trump.
Trump thows a left - swing and a miss!
Trump lands a jab.

Trump darts in and clinches Griffiths up against the cage.
Griffiths scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Trump lands an uppercut.
Griffiths throws a punch but it's blocked by Trump.

Griffiths breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Trump throws a big shot that misses.
Griffiths is looking to slow Trump down with leg kicks.
Griffiths throws a right hand that misses
enabling Trump to counter with a crisp jab.
Trump ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Griffiths moves away.
An inside leg kick from Griffiths misses.
Griffiths waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Trump.
Griffiths jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The fighters circling - Trump throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Griffiths misses with a right hand
letting Trump counter with a right hand.
Trump is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Trump crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Griffiths - the referee stops the clock and Trump gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Griffiths. Trump manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Griffiths tries to land a leg kick but Trump saw it coming and moves away.
A telegraphed right hand from Griffiths misses the target.
Griffiths throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Trump throws a hook but Griffiths avoids it easily.
Trump checks a low kick from Griffiths.
Griffiths scores with a leg kick.
Trump works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.

Trump instigates a clinch.
Trump prevents a body shot from Griffiths.
Griffiths tries to stall but Trump uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Griffiths tries to work over Trump's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Griffiths.

Griffiths breaks the clinch.
Archie Griffiths seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Trump takes a jab right on the kisser.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Griffiths keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Trump.
Trump throws a hook but Griffiths blocks it.
Trump just misses with a punch to the body.
Griffiths tries a head kick but it misses.
Trump walks forward, straight into a front kick from Griffiths.
Griffiths paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
A cross from Trump lands.
Trump tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Griffiths finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Trump swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Griffiths tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Griffiths misses with a looping left.
Trump lands a jab to the nose.
Trump checks the leg kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Trump throws a nice looking combination but Griffiths bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Griffiths throws a nice looking combination but Trump bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Archie Griffiths will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Trump blocks a head kick by Griffiths.
Griffiths takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Griffiths misses with a right hand
and Trump connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Griffiths throws a body shot but no joy.
Trump moves out of range as Griffiths strikes.
A head kick misses from Griffiths.
It looked like Trump was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.

Trump moves into range and clinches up with Griffiths.
Griffiths blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Griffiths scores with a nice hook to the head.
Trump tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

Griffiths escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Griffiths blocks a jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Griffiths throws a leg kick
and Trump counters with a series of strikes. Griffiths will be more careful next time no doubt.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Griffiths displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Trump throws out the jab.
Griffiths misses with a hook.
Griffiths gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Griffiths on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Trump takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Griffiths moves out of range of the strikes.
Griffiths takes a swing at Trump's ribcage but misses.
Griffiths throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Griffiths lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
The fighters circling - Griffiths throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Trump tries to clinch up but Griffiths circles away and keeps his distance.
Trump misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Griffiths counters with a thumping low kick.
Griffiths misses with the body kick
letting Trump counter with a right hand.
Griffiths throws a push kick but Trump slaps the foot to one side.
Trump uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Griffiths.
Trump misses with a lunging right hand
and Griffiths cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

Trump pushes Griffiths up against the cage in a clinch.

Griffiths breaks the clinch.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Griffiths throws a quick inside leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Trump is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Griffiths connects with a leg kick. Trump looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Griffiths avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Griffiths misses with a lunging right hand
and Trump counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
A nice inside leg kick there by Griffiths. That's going to slow Trump down.
A punch lands to the side of Trump 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Griffiths throws a leg kick but Trump sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Trump is looking to counter the offense by Griffiths and move into the clinch.
Trump drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
A slapping body kick lands there for Griffiths.
Griffiths tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Trump was well out of range. Poor timing from Griffiths.
Griffiths tries a low kick but Trump avoids it.
As Griffiths tries to get set, Trump tries to push him back and clinch up but Griffiths manages to avoid the attempt.
Trump avoids the body shot from Griffiths.
Griffiths scores with a jab.
Trump is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Nice uppercut lands for Griffiths. That snapped Trump's head back.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Griffiths, right into the meat.
Trump swings widly with a right hand
and Griffiths counters with a nice body shot.
Griffiths's jab looks to have found its range, popping Trump under the eye.
Griffiths jabs at Trump's body.
Trump gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Griffiths jabs Trump right on the nose. Trump blinks but takes it well.
Griffiths walks into a stiff left hand from Trump.
Griffiths turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Griffiths misses the jab.
Griffiths throws an off balance right hand
and Trump counters with a stiff right hand.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Griffiths fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Trump is out of range.
Trump throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Griffiths sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A nice side step and Griffiths releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Griffiths plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Griffiths slips under a jab from Trump.
Griffiths only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Griffiths fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Trump is out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Trump throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Trump throws a body punch but Griffiths moves out of range.
Griffiths misses with a low kick.
Griffiths throws a wild body kick that Trump sees coming a mile off.
Trump slips a jab from Griffiths.
Trump takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Griffiths fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Trump checks it well.
Trump throws a right and a left that Griffiths avoids nicely.
Griffiths looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Griffiths slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Trump wants to clinch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Griffiths throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Trump misses with a wild body shot.
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.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. This is the final round!


Griffiths misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Griffiths has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Griffiths blocks a jab.
Griffiths throws a body shot but no joy.
Griffiths looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Griffiths pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A leg kick checked by Trump.
Trump fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Trump misses with a lunging right hand
and Griffiths counters with a nice low kick that buckles Trump's knee momentarily.
Trump is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Trump goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Trump loads up on a big right hand but Griffiths slips the punch.
Trump takes a swing at Griffiths's ribcage but misses.
Griffiths swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Trump seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Griffiths tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Trump was well out of range. Poor timing from Griffiths.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Griffiths misses with a straight right.
Griffiths throws a hook but Trump avoids it easily.
As Griffiths tries to get set, Trump tries to push him back and clinch up but Griffiths manages to avoid the attempt.
Trump misses with a wild body shot.
Trump looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Griffiths looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Trump takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Griffiths wants to land a leg kick but Trump is out of range.
A telegraphed right hand from Trump misses the target.

Trump clinches.
Griffiths wants to get back to striking at distance but Trump won't allow it.
Griffiths leaning against his opponent.
Griffiths trying to stall but Trump improves his position.
A shot in the inside from Griffiths.

Griffiths breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
A jab from Trump misses.
Griffiths lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Griffiths thows a left - swing and a miss!
Hillary Trump has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Trump darts in and clinches Griffiths up against the cage.
Trump throws a punch but it's blocked by Griffiths.
Trump is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Griffiths to keep the fight standing.
A short right from Griffiths.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Griffiths lands a body shot.
Trump misses with a body punch.
Trump misses with a punch on the inside.
A nice left hand lands by Trump.
A head punch on the inside from Griffiths fails to land.
Griffiths misses with a punch to the body.
Griffiths blocking some punches.

Trump pulls guard.
Griffiths trying to control but Trump is working from the bottom.
Trump looking for a sweep. Not yet Trump, not yet.
Trump is trying to hold Griffiths in close to prevent damage but Griffiths has managed to pass into half guard.

Trump actively working from the bottom here.
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.
Trump is trying to maintain the position but Griffiths is very close to passing his half guard.
Griffiths takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Trump is looking to control Griffiths's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Trump avoid being mounted?
Trump moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.

Trump has his foot on Griffiths's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Griffiths works his way back into a safe position though.
Griffiths stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Trump swivels though and keeps the full guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Trump is looking for a triangle but Griffiths pushes his legs off easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.

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

Trump is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Trump looking to control.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.

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

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

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Hillary Trump.
I think Griffiths has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

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

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

Our winner, Archie Griffiths, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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Event: WVT10 Takeishi v Foot     
Date:   May 04, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Mitsugu Takeishi (ranked 763 p4p, 37 weight class) and Chief Foot (ranked 1468 p4p, 73 weight class). Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!

185 cm
27
330 lbs
9 - 1 - 0
196 cm
30
275 lbs
10 - 7 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
Decent wrestler
Excellent MT
Granite chin

Groove Gear
Vegan Gains

Vegan Gains



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 9 wins, 1 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 10 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Chief Foot!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Timothy Bukovac and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Takeishi fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Foot is looking to clinch.
Foot is looking to clinch.

Foot has taken the fight to the clinch.
Takeishi lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Foot backwards.
Takeishi misses with a body punch.
Takeishi takes a shot to the head.
Takeishi misses with a body punch.
Takeishi is working Foot over against the cage.
Foot misses with a punch on the inside.
Foot makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A right handed body shot lands from Takeishi.
Takeishi lands a nice shot to the body.
Foot looks winded!
Takeishi digs a right hand underneath Foot's ribcage. Foot let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Takeishi lands with a short shot to the head.
A short right from Takeishi.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Stalling in the clinch from Takeishi.
Takeishi throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Takeishi lands with a light punch inside.
Takeishi digs a right hand into Foot's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Foot's gas tank.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Takeishi.
Nice body punch from Takeishi.
Takeishi digs a right hand into Foot's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Foot's gas tank.
Takeishi digs a right hand underneath Foot's ribcage. Foot let out a lung full of air as it connected.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Takeishi displaying some good clinch control by pressing Foot up against the cage.
Takeishi lands with a left to the head.
Takeishi lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Foot backwards.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Takeishi.
Takeishi is stalling here.
Takeishi lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Takeishi lands a hook that snaps the head of Foot backwards.
Foot is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Takeishi is defending well for now.
Takeishi slowing the pace effectively.
Takeishi lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Takeishi lands a right hand.
Takeishi works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Takeishi cracks Foot with a nice body shot.
A short right from Takeishi on the inside.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Takeishi scores with a shot to the side of Foot's head.
A short right from Takeishi on the inside.
Takeishi lands with a right to the head.
A right handed body shot lands from Takeishi.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Takeishi lands a left hand.
Takeishi throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Foots head.
A short right from Takeishi.

Foot is rocked!
Takeishi lands with a left to the head.
Foot is still on wobbly legs! Can Takeishi finish him?
A quick uppercut on the inside from Takeishi.
Takeishi creates some distance for himself and unleashes a massive uppercut that sends Foot's eyes rolling into the back of his head! Foot 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 2:22 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Mitsugu Takeishi!
Mitsugu Takeishi decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.
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Event: BFF 70: Yoshida vs. Golovkin     
Date:   May 04, 2019

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Hitoshi Yoshida (ranked 254 p4p, 32 weight class) and Vadim Golovkin (ranked 181 p4p, 21 weight class). Yoshida's entrance music is Yoshida Brothers - Rising. A fine choice. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

170 cm
23
155 lbs
7 - 0 - 1
172 cm
23
155 lbs
9 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Granite chin

Bee Krazy

Groove Gear



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Hitoshi Yoshida!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Vadim Golovkin!
The judges for this bout are Hirohito Nitta, Yukihiro Yamamoto and Taro Takaoka.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Yoshida waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Golovkin.
Golovkin throws a big shot that misses.
Golovkin misses with the combination.
A looping hook to the body misses from Yoshida. Golovkin does a little dance to reset his feet.
Yoshida is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Yoshida seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Yoshida takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Golovkin looks to score with a jab to the body but Yoshida is just out of range.
Golovkin's coach down at Blake Phoenix's Champion Factory was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Golovkin's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.

Golovkin gets tackled into the ropes by Yoshida. Yoshida maintains the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yoshida tries to work over Golovkin's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

Golovkin pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Nice defenses there by Yoshida.
Yoshida is pinned up against the ropes taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Yoshida misses with a wild body shot.
Golovkin throws out a loose jab but Yoshida uses good head movement to avoid it.
Golovkin uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Yoshida.
Golovkin looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Golovkin smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Yoshida misses with a takedown attempt
and Golovkin connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Yoshida getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Golovkin throws a lazy uppercut

and Yoshida counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Golovkin!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Golovkin regains half guard there - taking advantage of Yoshida's attempt to lay and pray for a moment.
Yoshida stalling away here and it's allowed Golovkin to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
Yoshida wants to control from the top but Golovkin keeps moving.
Golovkin is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Golovkin keeping moving, preventing Yoshida from controlling successfully.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The referee wants the fighters to be more active or he's going to reset them on the feet.
Yoshida is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Golovkin is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Golovkin will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Yoshida wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Yoshida misses the body punch
and Yoshida takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Golovkin throws a jab when Yoshida was well out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Golovkin misses.
Sloppy strikes from Golovkin. Those never looked like landing.
Yoshida is looking to counter the offense by Golovkin and move into the clinch.
Golovkin cracks Yoshida with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Yoshida blocks a jab.
Yoshida seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.

Yoshida darts in and clinches Golovkin up against the ropes.
Yoshida tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Golovkin's elbow.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Yoshida.
Yoshida blocking some punches.
Golovkin lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Yoshida blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Yoshida lands an uppercut.
Yoshida lands a shoulder strike.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Golovkin lands with a short shot to the head.
Golovkin misses with a punch to the body.
Golovkin cracks Yoshida with a nice body shot.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Golovkin gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Yoshida.
Yoshida is trying to stall.
Golovkin swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Yoshida misses with a hook to the ribs.
Yoshida doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Golovkin is working Yoshida over against the ropes.
A short left from Golovkin.
Yoshida misses with a short punch on the inside.
Golovkin lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Golovkin as Yoshida tries to tie him up.
Golovkin misses with a punch to the body.
Golovkin misses with the head strike.
Yoshida blocking some punches.
Golovkin lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Yoshida lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Golovkin or not.
Yoshida has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Golovkin after a bit of a struggle.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hitoshi Yoshida. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Yoshida lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Yoshida trying to control the position but instead, Golovkin has worked for underhooks and has pushed Yoshida into the ropes.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Golovkin misses with the head strike.
Golovkin works on Yoshida's body with a couple of short punches.
Golovkin scores with a shoulder strike.
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!
Golovkin scores with an uppercut up the middle.
A nice right hand lands inside from Golovkin.
With the fighters clinched against the ropes, Golovkin creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.

Yoshida is rocked!
Golovkin working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Oh Yoshida is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!

Golovkin breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Golovkin closes the distance and lands a vicious right hand that drops Yoshida! Golovkin dives in looking to finish! Yoshida is still trying to defend himself but he's taking too many shots and the referee has no choice but to stop the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 6:33 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Vadim Golovkin!
Vadim Golovkin is the new featherweight champion!
Vadim Golovkin thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: IFA 27-04     
Date:   Apr 27, 2019

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Phil Coleman (ranked 262 p4p, 36 weight class) and Anton Shibaev (ranked 179 p4p, 23 weight class). Phil Coleman had a look across the cage there at his opponent. He definitely means business

188 cm
27
223 lbs
9 - 2 - 0
190 cm
26
220 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
Basic striking
Cardio machine
Powerful takedowns
Counter fighter
Good gas tank

Woodhouse's

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the light heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the challenger to my left.
With a record of 9 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Phil Coleman!
And introducing the champion to my right.
With a record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Anton Shibaev!
The judges for this bout are Michael Johnstone, Dirk Anderson and David Hoff.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Shibaev throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Coleman sees it coming and avoids it easily.

Coleman pushes Shibaev up against the cage in a clinch.
Shibaev has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Coleman is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Coleman lands a body shot in the clinch.
Coleman tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Coleman lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Coleman scores with a shoulder strike.

Coleman pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Shibaev jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Shibaev throws an overhand right that lands on Coleman's shoulder, as Coleman tries to avoid the shot.

Coleman clinches with his opponent.
Coleman lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman lands a nice shot to the body.
Coleman tries a body shot but Shibaev blocks it.
Shibaev's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Coleman cracks Shibaev with a nice body shot.
Shibaev looks winded!
Coleman lands a body shot.
Coleman scores with a hook to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Coleman gets through Shibaev's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A body shot lands from Coleman.

Coleman's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Coleman throws a shot to the body.
Coleman dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Shibaev walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.

Coleman gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Coleman lands with a light punch inside.

Shibaev has hold of one of Coleman's legs. Coleman is fighting the takedown attempt but Shibaev gets the trip and lands the takedown into guard.
Coleman wants to sweep here but Shibaev controlling him for the moment.
Shibaev trying to control but Coleman is working from the bottom.
Coleman lands a couple of shots from the bottom.
Shibaev postures up in Coleman's guard and throws a big left but Coleman blocks it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Shibaev trying to control the position from guard on top but Coleman is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Shibaev preventing the sweep.
Coleman is working hard here to advance position.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Shibaev postures up in Coleman's guard and throws a big left but Coleman blocks it.
Coleman avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Coleman preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.

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

Coleman closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Coleman blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Shibaev tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Coleman just stands there and leans against the cage.
Coleman tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Coleman stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Coleman prevents the takedown attempt.
Phil Coleman has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Shibaev.

Coleman manages to break the clinch.
Coleman lands a slapping body shot.

Coleman closes the distance and pushes Shibaev back into the cage.
Coleman lands a hook that snaps the head of Shibaev backwards.
Shibaev is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.

Coleman breaks from the clinch.
Shibaev avoids the body shot from Coleman.
Shibaev gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Coleman swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Coleman lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Coleman swings for the body but Shibaev moves out of range.
Coleman with a hook.
Phil Coleman seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Coleman tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Shibaev paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Coleman is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Shibaev.
A slow jab from Coleman misses its intended target.
Coleman punishes Shibaev's body with a nice straight punch.
Shibaev has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Coleman slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Shibaev is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Coleman is looking to clinch but Shibaev is avoiding it.
Coleman throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Shibaev stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.

Coleman darts in and clinches Shibaev up against the cage.
Shibaev has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Coleman after a bit of a struggle.

Coleman escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman 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.


Shibaev keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Coleman scores with a nice right hand.
A jab from Shibaev misses.
Coleman misses the shot to the body.
Shibaev throws a jab but it's blocked by Coleman.
Nice defenses there by Coleman.
Coleman wants to clinch

and Shibaev counters with a shoot takedown. Coleman fights it but they end up in guard.
Coleman lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Shibaev has his foot on Coleman's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Coleman works his way back into a safe position though.
Coleman content to stall in guard here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Coleman working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.

Shibaev has an active guard here but Coleman has managed to pass into half guard.
Shibaev wants to get back to full guard.
Coleman scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Coleman is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Shibaev can do to turn this around?
Coleman looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.

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.
Shibaev trying to control here but he's found himself mounted! Oh no!
Coleman controlling from mount.
Shibaev tries to hold on but Coleman postures up.
Shibaev is trying desperately to improve position.
The crowd growing excited in anticipation of a finish here! Right on cue, Coleman cracks his opponent with a massive right hand that draws loud cheers!
Coleman with the ground and pound from mount.
Coleman prevents Shibaev from getting the reversal.
Coleman is in the full mount, landing strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Coleman controlling the pace for now.
Shibaev takes a big shot to the head but keeps on trying to improve his position.
Shibaev regains half guard.
Coleman wants to control but Shibaev is keeping him busy.

Shibaev is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Coleman pulls his head out easily.
Shibaev trying to hold on to Coleman's head to control him but Coleman postures up.
Coleman scores with a couple of good hammerfists.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Shibaev is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Coleman scores with a couple of nice shots.
Shibaev wants to improve his position but Coleman is controlling well.
Coleman lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Nice strikes from Coleman there.
Nice strikes from Coleman there.
Shibaev is pressing down on Coleman's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Coleman working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Shibaev's head.
Coleman lands a couple of digs.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Shibaev working for a triangle but Coleman defends it easily.

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

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


Shibaev throws a right hand that misses
and Coleman counters with a right hand to the body.

Coleman darts in and clinches Shibaev up against the cage.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Coleman.
Coleman lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Coleman scores with a hook to the body.
Phil Coleman has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Shibaev can't find room to land a body shot as Coleman controls the action.
Coleman lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Coleman lands an uppercut.
A left hand lands to the body for Coleman.

Coleman breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Coleman changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.

Coleman closes the distance and clinches.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Nice body punch from Coleman.
Shibaev takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Coleman lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Shibaev.
Shibaev takes a shot to the head.
Coleman lands a body punch in the clinch.
Coleman lands a hook to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A short uppercut from Coleman.
Coleman lands an uppercut.
A short left from Coleman.

Coleman breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Coleman is looking to wear down Shibaev with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.

Coleman drives through and clinches with Shibaev against the cage.
Coleman lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Shibaev backwards.
Coleman pushes Shibaev back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Coleman works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
A right hook to the body lands for Coleman.
Coleman gets through Shibaev's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Nice body punch from Coleman - that landed with a thud.

Coleman breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Shibaev takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Coleman clinches up against the cage.

Coleman breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Coleman throws a body shot but no joy.
Shibaev throws out a counter right but Coleman avoids it with no problem.
Coleman ducks down and throws a hook to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Coleman closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Coleman lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Coleman scores with an uppercut up the middle.

Coleman breaks the clinch.
Coleman scores with a hook to the body. Shibaev takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Coleman listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.

Coleman pushes Shibaev up against the cage in a clinch.
Coleman lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Shibaev changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Coleman fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Coleman fails in his attempt to clinch.
Coleman looks to score with a jab to the body but Shibaev is just out of range.
Coleman stuns Shibaev with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Coleman lands a head shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Coleman fails in his attempt to clinch.
Coleman swings for the body but Shibaev moves out of range.
Coleman is looking light on his feet compared to last time was saw him fight.

Coleman pushes Shibaev up against the cage in a clinch.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Coleman.
Coleman lands a body punch in the clinch.
Shibaev's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A nice left hand lands by Coleman.
Coleman lands a nice uppercut.
Coleman pushes Shibaev back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Coleman lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Shibaev.
Coleman works on Shibaev's body with a couple of short punches.
Coleman lands a nice uppercut.
Coleman throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Coleman throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Coleman lands a body punch in the clinch.
Coleman scores with a hook to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Coleman lands with a short shot to the head.
Coleman lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Coleman lands a shoulder strike.
Coleman lands a body punch in the clinch.
Coleman lands a shot to the body.
Coleman digs a right hand underneath Shibaev's ribcage. Shibaev let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Coleman lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.

Coleman manages to break the clinch.
Coleman scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.

Coleman has closed the distance and engaged Shibaev in a clinch.
A nice right hand lands inside from Coleman.
A right hand to the body from Coleman.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Coleman lands with a light punch inside.
Coleman gets through Shibaev's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Coleman works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
A nice left hand lands by Coleman.
Coleman lands a shot to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman clearly takes 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.


Coleman throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A big left from Shibaev misses.
Coleman is looking to clinch but Shibaev is avoiding it.
Coleman fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Shibaev manages to avoid it.
Shibaev is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Coleman uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Coleman listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Coleman tries to clinch up but Shibaev circles away and keeps his distance.
Coleman fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Shibaev manages to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Shibaev manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Coleman throws a body punch but Shibaev moves out of range.
Shibaev tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Shibaev pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Shibaev avoids the clinch attempt nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Shibaev gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Coleman dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Coleman lands with a cross.
Coleman uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Coleman lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Coleman uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Coleman throws a body shot but no joy.
Shibaev tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Coleman throws a good cross that connects.
Shibaev takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Shibaev throws a right hand that misses
and Shibaev takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Shibaev moves forwards but Coleman connects with a nice, crisp jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Coleman staying out of range there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Coleman jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Coleman throws a looping overhand right but Shibaev ducks down to avoid it.
Shibaev with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Coleman to score with a decent uppercut.
Shibaev takes one to the chin there.
Coleman with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Coleman throws a shot from downtown. Shibaev moves away and avoids it.
A left lands for Coleman.
Shibaev throws a hook but Coleman blocks it.
Shibaev's jab looks to have found its range, popping Coleman under the eye.
Coleman takes a swing at Shibaev's ribcage but misses.
Coleman lands a jab to the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Coleman tries to clinch up.
Coleman throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Shibaev looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Coleman misses the shot to the body.
The fighters circling - Coleman throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Coleman just misses with a punch to the body.
Coleman throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Shibaev slips a straight right by Coleman.
Coleman steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Shibaev.
Coleman tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Shibaev manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Phil Coleman is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Shibaev avoids the clinch attempt nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Coleman tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Shibaev paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Shibaev throws out a counter right but Coleman avoids it with no problem.
Shibaev 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.
Coleman takes a swing at Shibaev's ribcage but misses.
Coleman bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Coleman swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Shibaev changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Shibaev misses with a lunging right hand
and Coleman counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Shibaev throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Coleman sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Shibaev avoids the body shot from Coleman.
Shibaev looks to throw the jab but Coleman is out of range.
Coleman looks to score with a jab to the body but Shibaev is just out of range.
Coleman jabs at Shibaev's body.
Coleman misses with a left hand

and Shibaev decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Coleman's guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman had his way with Anton Shibaev in that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! And we move into the final round!


Shibaev takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Coleman lands a lovely overhand right.
Shibaev has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Coleman jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Shibaev takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Coleman moves away from the strike by Shibaev.
Coleman scores with a nice right hand.

Coleman rushes Shibaev and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Coleman working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman tries a body shot but Shibaev blocks it.
Coleman misses with a hook to the ribs.
Coleman stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.

Coleman breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Coleman scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Shibaev doesn't seem bothered though.
Shibaev thows a left - swing and a miss!

That's one minute gone in the round.

Coleman fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Shibaev, pushing him back against the cage.
Shibaev goes for a takedown in the clinch but Coleman prevents it.
A short right from Coleman on the inside.
Shibaev tries to pull guard but Coleman won't allow it.

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

Coleman rushes Shibaev and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Coleman gets through Shibaev's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Coleman digs a right hand underneath Shibaev's ribcage. Shibaev let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Coleman is pressed up against the cage. Shibaev has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Coleman down to the mat. Coleman avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Phil Coleman has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Shibaev.
Shibaev is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Coleman connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Shibaev's hands.

Coleman drives through and clinches with Shibaev against the cage.
Coleman scores with a nice hook to the head.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Coleman.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Shibaev jumps guard but Coleman stands there with Shibaev around his waist. Shibaev gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Coleman digs a right hand into Shibaev's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Shibaev's gas tank.
Shibaev tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Shibaev throws an elbow that misses.
Shibaev looking for a takedown.
Coleman lands a hook that snaps the head of Shibaev backwards.
Coleman lands a shoulder strike.
Coleman lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Shibaev or not.
A short right from Coleman on the inside.
A right hand to the body from Coleman.
Coleman lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Shibaev or not.

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

Coleman clinches up with Shibaev and pushes him back against the cage.

Coleman escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Coleman misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Shibaev.
Anton Shibaev has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Coleman misses with a straight right.
Shibaev uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Coleman.
Shibaev feints the counter takedown.

Shibaev gets tackled into the cage by Coleman. Coleman maintains the clinch.

Coleman pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Coleman tries to close the distance and clinch but Shibaev swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Nice jab there from Coleman.
Coleman lands with a right hand.
Coleman misses with an uppercut. Shibaev saw that one coming.
A jab from Shibaev misses.
Coleman connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Shibaev momentarily.
Shibaev takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Shibaev misses with a hook
and Coleman makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Coleman lands with a shot to the body.
Shibaev has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Coleman finds it's way round the side to connect with Shibaev's head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Coleman rushes Shibaev and presses him up against the cage.
Coleman doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

Coleman breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Shibaev throws a big shot that misses.
A big right from Shibaev misses.
Coleman lands a body shot.
Coleman scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Shibaev doesn't seem bothered though.
Coleman scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Shibaev doesn't seem bothered though.
Phil Coleman is winning the standup battle so far.
Coleman dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Michael Johnstone scores the fight 50:43
Judge Dirk Anderson scores the fight 50:43
Judge David Hoff scores the fight 50:43

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

Phil Coleman is the new light heavyweight champion!
In his post fight interview, Phil Coleman started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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Event: Skrap Fights 43     
Date:   Apr 27, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Matt Askren (ranked 324 p4p, 44 weight class) and Welter Weight (ranked 513 p4p, 73 weight class). Matt Askren has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

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Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Matt Askren!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Welter Weight!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Jack Bonds and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Askren slips under a jab.
Weight misses with a left hand

and Askren counters with a nice double leg into side control. Weight won't be happy with that.
Askren scoring with punches and elbows.
Askren working the ground and pound but Weight is defending the strikes.
Weight takes a couple of big shots there - the referee warns him that he has to defend himself better.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Askren scores with punches from side control.
Askren trying to control the position but Weight is working away.
Askren working the head and body with strikes.
Askren in side control lands a nice looking series of punches and elbows.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Weight tries to slip a leg under to move to half guard but Askren presses down on the leg and jumps into full mount!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Askren wants to control the pace but Weight is squirming around nicely.
Askren looking to finish Weight with some ground and pound. This is bad for Weight!
Weight really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Askren. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Askren connects with a couple of good shots from mount.
Askren looking to control and managing it successfully.
Askren working Weight over with strikes here.
Weight blocking the ground and pound.
Weight tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Askren looking to control and managing it successfully.
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.
Askren thowing strikes but they're hitting the gloves, not doing any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Askren unloading with bombs!
Askren putting on the heat here with some good ground and pound!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
BOOM! Askren connects with a massive shot to the dome!
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
Askren breaks from Weight's wrist control and lands an elbow.
The crowd growing excited in anticipation of a finish here! Right on cue, Askren cracks his opponent with a massive right hand that draws loud cheers!
Askren looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
Weight is in a horrible position here. Askren smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
Askren working the ground and pound effectively.
Askren landing strikes from the mount.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Askren lands a couple of nice shots there from mount.
The crowd growing excited in anticipation of a finish here! Right on cue, Askren cracks his opponent with a massive right hand that draws loud cheers!

Weight is rocked!
Askren trying to control but Weight is having none of it.
Askren tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Askren lands a big shot there that rocks Weight but he's holding on and managing to survive for now.
Askren postures up and cracks his opponent a couple of times before moving back into close ground control. Weight looks a forlorn figure.
Askren landing strikes from the mount.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Askren wants to control the pace but Weight is squirming around nicely.
Askren landing punches.
Askren lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Weight is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Askren putting on the heat here with some good ground and pound!
Weight is in a horrible position here. Askren smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
Weight is still in real trouble! Can Askren finish him?

It looks like Welter Weight has been cut.
Askren postures up and cracks his opponent a couple of times before moving back into close ground control. Weight looks a forlorn figure.
Weight is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Matt Askren dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Welter Weight's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Askren scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Weight seems to have recovered his senses.
Askren misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Weight.
Askren misses with a hook to the body
enabling Weight to counter with a crisp jab.
Weight uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Askren.
Weight looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Weight misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Askren.
Askren changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Weight throws an ugly left hook that misses

and Askren counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Weight!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Askren lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
Askren looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Weight is avoiding damage well.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Weight can do anything to dispel that myth.
Askren working the head and body with strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Askren landing strikes.
Askren misses with an attempted head punch from side control.
The strikes coming from Askren are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Weight is not in a great position here, taking some shots.
Askren working the head with strikes.
Askren creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Weight sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
Weight is letting Askren control him for a moment.
Askren in side control, trying to ground and pound but not landing this time.

Askren tries for a kimura but Weight is defending well.
Weight tries to improve position but can't.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Askren looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Weight is avoiding damage well.
Askren is looking to take a break and control but Weight is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Askren lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
Weight taking punishment in the form of punches.

Askren is in a dominant position here, looking for a kimura. Weight looks calm but he's in trouble here. Askren gets his leg over his opponent's head and yanks on the arm. Weight is tapping like a morse code operator on the titanic! SOS! SOS! Askren lets go of the hold and Weight can pop his arm back in it's socket.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:58 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Matt Askren!
Matt Askren retains his welterweight title!
A victorious Matt Askren thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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