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Event: 26     
Date:   Mar 19, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Havard Batern and Morgan Vrinceanu. Morgan Vrinceanu has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

173 cm
18
145 lbs
0 - 2 - 0
179 cm
20
145 lbs
2 - 7 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Brawler
KO power
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Havard Batern!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Morgan Vrinceanu!
The judges for this bout are Winston Alpacca, Peter Branson and Bart Greer.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Vrinceanu avoids the head kick by Batern.
Batern dives in and grabs Vrinceanu's left leg, looking for a takedown. Vrinceanu pushes down on Batern's head and hops out.

Batern closes the distance and pushes Vrinceanu back into the cage.
Batern leaning his opponent against the cage.

Batern drags the fight down to the ground.
Vrinceanu preventing the sweep.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Batern controls Vrinceanu momentarily but Vrinceanu frees himself.
Vrinceanu prevents Batern from getting back to his feet.
Batern utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Batern 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 one minute gone in the round.
Vrinceanu keeping control of the leg, stopping his opponent passing to mount.

Vrinceanu looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Batern prevents Vrinceanu from improving his position.
Batern tries to stand but his hand is stuck under Vrinceanu.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Batern scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Batern not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Vrinceanu trying to hold on to Batern's head to control him but Batern postures up.
Batern controlling the action here.
Vrinceanu wants to control but Batern is keeping busy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Batern tries to stand but can't do so whilst Vrinceanu controls his leg.
Vrinceanu tries to get to full guard but Batern has control of the leg.
Still in half guard, Batern seems content to control.

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

Batern closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Batern is trying to break the clinch but Vrinceanu is controlling him.
Vrinceanu prevents Batern from breaking the clinch.
Batern is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.

That's four 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.
Vrinceanu has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Batern is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Vrinceanu tries to pull guard but Batern won't allow it.
Vrinceanu is looking for a takedown.
Havard Batern has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Morgan Vrinceanu.
Batern wants to break the clinch but can't.
Vrinceanu stops a takedown attempt from Batern.
Vrinceanu is looking for a takedown.
Batern drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Vrinceanu is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Batern is trying to force a seperation but Vrinceanu has the dominant position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Havard Batern dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Batern shoots in for a double leg but Vrinceanu sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Batern throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Vrinceanu is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Batern misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Vrinceanu scores with a leg kick.
Batern misses the shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Batern with a poor takedown
and Vrinceanu counters with a left and a right that stings Batern.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Havard Batern. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Batern is defended easily by Vrinceanu.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Batern shoots in for a double leg but Vrinceanu sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.

Batern moves into range and clinches up with Vrinceanu.
Batern wants to break free but Vrinceanu has control.
Vrinceanu is looking for a takedown.
Vrinceanu can't get the takedown.
Vrinceanu can't get the takedown.
Vrinceanu drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Batern stops a takedown attempt from Vrinceanu.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Batern is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Vrinceanu pulls him back up using the underhooks.

Batern pulls guard.

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


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

Vrinceanu is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Batern controlling from the top position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Batern trying to control the position from guard on top but Vrinceanu is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Vrinceanu escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Batern gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Vrinceanu is trying to control the position but Batern postures up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Vrinceanu preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Batern not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Vrinceanu not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

Batern stands up from guard. Let's bang!
Batern is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Vrinceanu can do to turn this around?
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Batern slaps away a takedown attempt from Vrinceanu, before circling back to the center of the mat.

Batern has Vrinceanu up against the cage in a clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Havard Batern dominated that second round.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!



Batern takes the fight into the clinch.
Batern lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Vrinceanu tries for a takedown. No joy.
Batern drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Batern jumps guard but Vrinceanu turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Batern working hard to break the clinch.
Batern tries for a takedown. No joy.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Havard Batern. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Batern pulls guard successfully.
Havard Batern overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

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

Batern is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Vrinceanu is aware though and is defending well.
Vrinceanu is fighting to break Batern's control of his arms but Batern is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Vrinceanu missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Batern wants to sweep but no luck.
Batern preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

Vrinceanu thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Vrinceanu is holding a leg here, probably looking for an ankle lock - he drops back and goes for it! Batern is in trouble! Is it all over??? No! Batern has escaped and now he's on top!

Vrinceanu avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Batern throwing strikes but missing.
Batern trying to control the position from guard on top but Vrinceanu is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Batern wants to pass the guard but Vrinceanu is keeping the position.
Batern has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Vrinceanu 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.
Batern wants to stand but Vrinceanu is controlling his posture from full guard.
Batern is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

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.

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

Batern is edging up against the cage. He's using the cage to get back to his feet. Nice work there - the fighters are clinched.
Batern misses with a punch to the body.
Batern drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Vrinceanu drops down looking for an ankle pick but Batern pulls his leg out and moves away.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Winston Alpacca scores the fight for Havard Batern!
Judge Peter Branson scores the fight for Havard Batern!
Judge Bart Greer scores the fight for Havard Batern!

Havard Batern wins by unanimous decision!
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
23%

 

Event: Ring Side     
Date:   Mar 18, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight kickboxing rules bout between Nathan Parrell and Ryan Giggs. 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.

180 cm
21
155 lbs
2 - 1 - 0
180 cm
25
164 lbs
1 - 1 - 0

Solid boxing
Granite chin

Excellent MT
Determined

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Nathan Parrell!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ryan Giggs!
The judges for this bout are Lou da Vinci, Chad Campbell and Reed Andrews.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Giggs moves into the clinch.
Giggs lands with a light punch inside.
Giggs lands a body shot in the clinch.
Giggs lands a body shot in the clinch.
Parrell tries a body shot but Giggs blocks it.
Parrell tries to circle away but Giggs has him pinned against the ropes.
Parrell tries to circle away but Giggs has him pinned against the ropes.
Parrell wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Giggs has him pressed against the ropes.
Giggs lands a body shot in the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Parrell fails to land.
Giggs lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the ropes.
Giggs lands with a right to the head.
Giggs lands a right hand that snaps the head of Parrell backwards.
Good body shot from Giggs.
Parrell is breathing heavily.
Giggs lands a left hand that snaps the head of Parrell backwards.
A body shot lands from Giggs.
A right hook to the body lands for Giggs.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Giggs lands a hook to the side of the head.
Giggs scores with a hook to the body.
A body shot lands from Giggs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Giggs.
Giggs presses Parrell against the ropes and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
With the fighters clinched against the ropes, Giggs creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Giggs lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Parrell or not.
A nice right hand lands inside from Giggs.
Giggs lands a body punch.
Giggs lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Giggs cracks Parrell with a nice body shot.
Nice body punch from Giggs.
Giggs scores with a shot to the side of Parrell's head.
Giggs lands a body shot.
A right hook to the body lands for Giggs.
Giggs lands a shot to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Giggs lands with a short shot to the head.
Good body shot from Giggs.
A shot in the inside from Giggs.
A nice right hand lands inside from Giggs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Giggs cracks Parrell with a nice body shot.
Giggs working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Giggs lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Still in the clinch, Giggs scores with a nice short uppercut.
A short body shot lands from Giggs as the two fighters clinch.
Nice body punch from Giggs - that landed with a thud.
Giggs lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the ropes.
A short uppercut from Giggs.
A short right from Giggs on the inside.
Giggs lands with a left to the head.
Giggs scores with a shoulder strike.
Giggs lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Giggs lands with a left to the head.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Giggs lands with a short shot to the head.
Giggs lands on the inside with an uppercut.

Parrell is rocked!
Giggs is working Parrell over against the ropes.
A short right from Giggs on the inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Giggs closes the distance and clinches.
Giggs presses Parrell against the ropes and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Parrell is trying to break free.
Giggs prevents Parrell from breaking the clinch.
Giggs lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Parrell backwards.
Giggs is leaning against Parrell and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Parrell tries to circle away but Giggs has him pinned against the ropes.
Ryan Giggs seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Giggs.
Giggs cracks Parrell with a nice body shot.
A short body shot lands from Giggs as the two fighters clinch.
Giggs lands a body punch in the clinch.
A nice right hand lands inside from Giggs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Giggs digs a right hand into Parrell's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Parrell's gas tank.
Giggs lands with a light punch inside.
A right hook to the body lands for Giggs.
Giggs works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Giggs lands a shoulder strike.
Giggs lands an uppercut.
Oh Parrell is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Giggs lands a left hand that snaps the head of Parrell backwards.
Giggs lands with a light punch inside.
Giggs breaks the clinch momentarily and cracks Parrell with a big right hook that drops him to the canvas! Parrell looks like he might be in big trouble here! The referee has started the count straight away and we're up to 5 already. Parrell get to one knee - can he make it back to his feet? No, he's flopped back to the mat - he's out - this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:17 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punch). Ryan Giggs!
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
87%

 

Event: Forever Free 1     
Date:   Mar 18, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Michal Dayne and Steve Routh. 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!

175 cm
20
150 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
180 cm
20
145 lbs
0 - 1 - 0
BJJ White Belt
Brawler
Good chin
BJJ Blue Belt
Good kicks
Granite chin

Juggernaut And Gladiators

Juggernaut And Gladiators



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 1 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Michal Dayne!
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 Las Vegas, Steve Routh!
The judges for this bout are Wesley Smith, Chris Downing and Gwen Towbar.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Dayne shoots in and gets a takedown into Routh's guard.
Dayne 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.

Dayne stands up and waves to Routh to follow him.
Routh slips a straight right by Dayne.
Routh looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Dayne throws a right and a left that both miss.
Routh moves away from the strike by Dayne.
Dayne misses with a wild combination.
Routh lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.

Dayne drives through with a takedown into Routh's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.

Routh is edging up against the cage. He's using the cage to get back to his feet. Nice work there - the fighters are clinched.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Routh tries to break free but Dayne pushes him back against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Routh's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Routh tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.

Dayne feints and as Routh raises his hands in defense, Dayne changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.
Dayne controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Routh is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Dayne is controlling him.
Routh can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Dayne controls the pace.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Routh takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dayne throws a nice looking combination but Routh bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Dayne misses with a combination
and Routh counters with a kick to the head that grazes his opponent. Dayne is lucky that one didn't land flush.
Routh misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Steve Routh is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Dayne takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Dayne looks to land a right hand but Routh moved out of range.
As Dayne backs off Routh throws a huge counter combo but Dayne manages to avoid it all.
Dayne misses with a lunging right hand
and Routh counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Dayne is breathing heavily.
A punch combination from Dayne misses.
Routh throws a fast counter high kick but Dayne manages to duck under it in time.
Routh lands with a kick to the temple. Dayne shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Routh lands a high kick!

Dayne is rocked!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Routh looks for a left high kick but can't connect. Routh backs up to catch a breather... no he lunges forward with a huge flying knee that smacks Dayne's temple! It sends Dayne violently to the canvas! The crowd goes nuts as Routh celebrates and the doctors try to help Dayne!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:54 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Flying Knee). Steve Routh!
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
44%

 

Event: 25     
Date:   Mar 12, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Edward Foilayoung and Morgan Vrinceanu. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

190 cm
18
145 lbs
0 - 2 - 0
179 cm
20
145 lbs
2 - 6 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Brawler
Granite chin
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Edward Foilayoung!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Morgan Vrinceanu!
The judges for this bout are Winston Alpacca, Santiago Holmes and Bart Greer.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Foilayoung shoots in for a takedown but Vrinceanu shows good takedown defense.
Foilayoung shoots in for a takedown but Vrinceanu shows good takedown defense.
Vrinceanu shoots in but no luck this time.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Foilayoung.
Foilayoung definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Edward Foilayoung. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Foilayoung shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Vrinceanu as he jumps to the side.

Foilayoung drives through and clinches with Vrinceanu against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Foilayoung is looking for a takedown.

Foilayoung pulls Vrinceanu into guard.

Vrinceanu drops back for a leg but he's not going to get it - he lets go and Foilayoung dives on top into guard.


That's one minute gone in the round.
Vrinceanu working a defensive guard here.
Vrinceanu keeping moving, preventing Foilayoung from controlling successfully.
Foilayoung is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.

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

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.
Foilayoung trying to control the position from guard on top but Vrinceanu is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Vrinceanu trying to control the position.
Foilayoung has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Foilayoung is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Vrinceanu lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Foilayoung tries to land a sweep but no joy.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Foilayoung is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Vrinceanu is aware though and is defending well.

Vrinceanu thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Foilayoung wants to stand up but Vrinceanu is controlling him.
Foilayoung pulls Vrinceanu in close to his closed guard and prevents Vrinceanu from doing any damage or advancing position.
Vrinceanu with a nice head shot there.
Foilayoung has his hands on Vrinceanu's head, controlling the position.

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.

Vrinceanu is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.
Vrinceanu in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Foilayoung looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Vrinceanu misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Foilayoung seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Foilayoung shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Vrinceanu as he jumps to the side.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Morgan Vrinceanu will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Vrinceanu tries for a takedown but Foilayoung sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Foilayoung shoots in looking for a takedown. Vrinceanu tries to sprawl out of it but Foilayoung keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Vrinceanu manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Foilayoung shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Vrinceanu sprawls well. Vrinceanu wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Foilayoung gets slowly back to his feet.
Edward Foilayoung is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.

Foilayoung closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Foilayoung takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Vrinceanu letting Foilayoung take a breather here.
Foilayoung tries for a takedown. No joy.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Edward Foilayoung. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Vrinceanu is working for takedown but Foilayoung is calmly controlling the position for now.
Foilayoung is looking for a takedown.
Foilayoung wants a takedown.
Foilayoung is looking to take this one to the mat.
Vrinceanu is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Foilayoung to keep the fight standing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
A bit of stalling here from Foilayoung.
Foilayoung effectively controlling the action here.
Foilayoung seems to have come into the fight with the intention of avoiding any damage in the clinch, rather than actually showing any aggression.

Foilayoung manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Vrinceanu scoring with punches to the head and body.
Vrinceanu throws a strike but Foilayoung rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.


Vrinceanu throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Vrinceanu manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Foilayoung manages to get himself to full guard.


That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vrinceanu loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.

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

Foilayoung stopping the sweep attempt from Vrinceanu.
Vrinceanu is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Edward Foilayoung overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

Vrinceanu had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Foilayoung defends it easily.
Vrinceanu is pulling down on Foilayoung's head. It's preventing any offense from Foilayoung, at least for the moment.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Vrinceanu wants to sweep here but Foilayoung controlling him for the moment.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Vrinceanu bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Foilayoung's guard.

Foilayoung bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Vrinceanu's guard.

Vrinceanu is trying to control the position but Foilayoung postures up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Edward Foilayoung will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Foilayoung fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Vrinceanu feints the counter takedown.
Foilayoung misses with a takedown attempt
and Vrinceanu counters with a three punch combo that has Foilayoung backing up. Foilayoung nods at Vrinceanu to acknowledge the strikes.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Vrinceanu.

Foilayoung closes the distance and clinches.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Foilayoung has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Vrinceanu avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Edward Foilayoung. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Vrinceanu is looking to take this one to the mat.

Foilayoung pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head kick misses from Foilayoung.
Foilayoung shoots in for a double leg but Vrinceanu sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Vrinceanu is looking for the big counter here.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

Foilayoung has closed the distance and engaged Vrinceanu in a clinch.
Vrinceanu has Foilayoung pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Foilayoung manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Vrinceanu avoiding damage as Foilayoung throws knees to the body.
Vrinceanu is working for takedown but Foilayoung is calmly controlling the position for now.
Foilayoung is looking to take this one to the mat.
Vrinceanu prevents a takedown attempt there.

Foilayoung manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Foilayoung 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.
Vrinceanu stops Foilayoung from standing up.

Vrinceanu thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Vrinceanu throwing strikes but missing.
Foilayoung working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Vrinceanu.

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

Vrinceanu keeping moving, preventing Foilayoung from controlling successfully.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vrinceanu is trying to control the position but Foilayoung postures up.
Foilayoung stays in close to Vrinceanu's body and controls the position.
Vrinceanu is adopting a defensive guard.
Foilayoung tries to free his leg and advance position but Vrinceanu is retaining full guard.

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.

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

Vrinceanu throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Vrinceanu is trying to control the position but Foilayoung postures up.
Foilayoung seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

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

And that's the end of the fight!
Edward Foilayoung showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Foilayoung 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 Edward Foilayoung!
Judge Santiago Holmes scores the fight for Edward Foilayoung!
Judge Bart Greer scores the fight for Edward Foilayoung!

Edward Foilayoung wins by unanimous decision!
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FIGHT
RATING
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Event: 25     
Date:   Mar 12, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between James Mitchell and Bogdan Vrinceanu. Vrinceanu has chosen The Foggy dew as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.

187 cm
20
137 lbs
5 - 5 - 0
180 cm
25
154 lbs
5 - 1 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Basic striking
Experienced
BJJ Blue Belt
Good kicks
Determined

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, James Mitchell!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Bogdan Vrinceanu!
The judges for this bout are David Hoff, Sandra Marshall and Bart Greer.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nice body kick from Mitchell.
Mitchell is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Mitchell blocks a head kick by Vrinceanu.
Vrinceanu misses with a head kick.
Mitchell scores with a one two! Vrinceanu had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Vrinceanu tries a head kick but it misses.
Vrinceanu looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Vrinceanu tries a head kick but it misses.
Mitchell looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Vrinceanu throws a sloppy head kick and Mitchell moves out of range easily.
Mitchell scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
A solid body kick from Mitchell.
Mitchell scoring well with a low kick there.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Vrinceanu drops his hands momentarily and Mitchell takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Vrinceanu misses with a head kick.
Vrinceanu pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Mitchell feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Vrinceanu's calf.
Mitchell blocks a head kick by Vrinceanu.
It looked like Mitchell wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Mitchell tries to clinch but Vrinceanu is having none of it.
Mitchell thows a body kick. Vrinceanu tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Vrinceanu stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Mitchell.
Vrinceanu fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Mitchell has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
A thudding body kick lands there by Mitchell!

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head kick misses from Vrinceanu.
Vrinceanu on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Mitchell dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Vrinceanu. That did some damage!
Mitchell with a jab.
Vrinceanu avoids a punch combination nicely.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Vrinceanu crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Mitchell - the referee stops the clock and Vrinceanu gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Mitchell. Vrinceanu manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Vrinceanu misses with a low kick.
Vrinceanu misses with a jab to the body
and Mitchell counters with a leg kick.
Mitchell really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Mitchell throws a shot to the body.
Vrinceanu lands a head kick!
Vrinceanu looks winded!
Mitchell is looking to slow Vrinceanu down with leg kicks.
Mitchell with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Vrinceanu throws a sloppy head kick and Mitchell moves out of range easily.
Mitchell fails in his attempt to clinch.
Vrinceanu tries to move into range but Mitchell moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Mitchell connects with a jab.
Mitchell misses with a head kick.
Mitchell is looking light on his feet compared to last time was saw him fight.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Vrinceanu throws a head kick that misses.
Vrinceanu tries a head kick but it misses.
Mitchell is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Mitchell.
Mitchell ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Vrinceanu throws a low kick, looking for Mitchell's leg but Mitchell calmly moves out of range.
Vrinceanu steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Mitchell. That one must have hurt.
Vrinceanu throws a lazy head kick
and Mitchell counters with a two punch combo.
Mitchell thumps Vrinceanu with a low kick.
Vrinceanu avoids the head kick by Mitchell.
Good standup being displayed there by Mitchell as he connects with a hook.
Mitchell feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Vrinceanus jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Mitchell slips a jab from Vrinceanu.
Mitchell moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Bogdan Vrinceanu seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Mitchell jabs at Vrinceanu's body.
Mitchell shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
A head kick misses from Vrinceanu.
Vrinceanu misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Mitchell tries to clinch but Vrinceanu moves out of range.
Mitchell is looking to slow Vrinceanu down with leg kicks.
Mitchell bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Vrinceanu's head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vrinceanu takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Mitchell tries to close the distance and clinch but Vrinceanu swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Vrinceanu is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.
Vrinceanu throws a head kick but Mitchell moves out of range.
Mitchell stalks Vrinceanu and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Vrinceanu's face. Vrinceanu staggers backwards, shaken.
Vrinceanu has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Mitchell.
Vrinceanu takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Mitchell tries to clinch up.
Mitchell connects with a leg kick. Vrinceanu looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Vrinceanu pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Mitchell scores with a push kick.
Mitchell lands a head kick. Vrinceanu smiles back at him and beckons him forward.

Vrinceanu is rocked!
Mitchell is looking to clinch but Vrinceanu is avoiding it.
Vrinceanu is still on wobbly legs! Can Mitchell finish him?
Vrinceanu misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Vrinceanu takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Vrinceanu seems to have recovered his senses.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Vrinceanu takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Mitchell connects with a solid leg kick.
A left lands for Mitchell.
We've been informed that Vrinceanu has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.
Vrinceanu missing with a left hand there. Mitchell was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Vrinceanu chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Mitchell can pounce on him.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A slapping leg kick lands for Mitchell.
Mitchell connects with a body shot.
Vrinceanu throws a combination that misses
and Mitchell counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
A solid leg kick lands there for Mitchell.
Vrinceanu tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Vrinceanu's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Mitchell feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Vrinceanu's calf.
Mitchell connects with a leg kick. Vrinceanu looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Vrinceanu takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
That kick from Mitchell tenderised Vrinceanu's leg. Vrinceanu is trying to keep his angry face on.
Mitchell blocks a head kick by Vrinceanu.
Vrinceanu throws a head kick but Mitchell moves out of range.
A right-left combo lands from Mitchell.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Mitchell.
Mitchell blocks a head kick by Vrinceanu.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Mitchell fails in his attempt to clinch.
Vrinceanu throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Mitchell lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Mitchell tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Vrinceanu paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Mitchell wants to clinch up but Vrinceanu keeps it at a distance.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

James Mitchell dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Vrinceanu takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Vrinceanu attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Vrinceanu throws a low kick but it's checked well by Mitchell.
Mitchell blocks a head kick by Vrinceanu.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Vrinceanu might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Mitchell has got the better of the exchanges.
Mitchell avoids the head kick by Vrinceanu.
It really doesn't seem like the step up in weight is hurting Mitchell here at all. He's more than holding his own against the bigger man.
Vrinceanu on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Mitchell fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Vrinceanu.
Mitchell on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Vrinceanu. Vrinceanu obviously looking to wear him down.
Vrinceanu needs to keep his hands up - Mitchell had a free shot at his head there.
James Mitchell is winning the standup battle so far.
Mitchell lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Vrinceanu misses with a head kick.
Mitchell lands a nice hook to Vrinceanu's body. Vrinceanu takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Vrinceanu tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Mitchell lands with a kick to the ribs.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Vrinceanu misses with a low kick as Mitchell jumps back.
Mitchell throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Vrinceanu is breathing heavily.
Vrinceanu takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Mitchell jabs Vrinceanu to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Mitchell.

Mitchell pushes Vrinceanu up against the cage in a clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mitchell throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Vrinceanu blocks it with crossed arms.
Mitchell lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Mitchell trying to land knees to the body.
Vrinceanu is trying to pull guard but Mitchell turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Mitchell misses with a hook from the clinch.

Vrinceanu has dropped down and is working for a takedown. Mitchell is trying to keep an underhook but Vrinceanu manages to get the takedown into half guard.
Mitchell is looking to improve his position.
Mitchell is pressing down on Vrinceanu's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Mitchell wants to sweep here but Vrinceanu controlling him for the moment.
Mitchell looking to control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Vrinceanu in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Mitchell tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Mitchell working a defensive guard here.
Vrinceanu trying to control but Mitchell is working from the bottom.
Mitchell utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Mitchell is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Vrinceanu can do to turn this around?

Vrinceanu looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Mitchell!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Mitchell struggling a bit here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vrinceanu cracks Mitchell with a big right hand but Mitchell just smiles back at him and invites him to have another go.
Mitchell tries to bench press Vrinceanu off him but Vrinceanu keeps the position.
Mitchell wants to control but Vrinceanu postures up.
Mitchell tries to bench press Vrinceanu off him but Vrinceanu keeps the position.
Vrinceanu working the ground and pound.
Mitchell is looking for a sweep.
Vrinceanu lands a few punches from side control.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Vrinceanu working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.

Vrinceanu tries for a kimura but Mitchell is defending well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Vrinceanu grinds an elbow into Mitchell's temple.
Vrinceanu in side control lands a decent elbow.
Mitchell struggling a bit here.
Mitchell is looking to regain half guard here but Vrinceanu keeps moving and retains side control.
Vrinceanu cracks Mitchell with a big elbow.

Vrinceanu decides to stand back up. Vrinceanu steps back and let's Mitchell get back to his feet.
Vrinceanu needs to keep his hands up - Mitchell had a free shot at his head there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that James Mitchell will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Mitchell with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Vrinceanu throws a head kick that misses.
Mitchell fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Vrinceanu has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Mitchell tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Vrinceanu paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Mitchell throws a head kick but Vrinceanu moves out of range.
Vrinceanu unleashes a big counter combination but Mitchell bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
An inside leg kick lands from Mitchell.
Vrinceanu fails to land the takedown.
Vrinceanu turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Vrinceanu shoots and misses
and Mitchell counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Good leg kick by Mitchell there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Vrinceanu keeps the fight on the outside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mitchell dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Vrinceanu. That did some damage!
Mitchell lands a jab to the nose.
Vrinceanu shoots in for a double leg but Mitchell sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
James Mitchell has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Bogdan Vrinceanu.
Vrinceanu goes for a double leg but Mitchell avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Mitchell continues to drive forward.
Mitchell connects with a leg kick. Vrinceanu looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Vrinceanu takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
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!
Vrinceanu tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mitchell fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Vrinceanu looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Mitchell dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Vrinceanu takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Mitchell tries to close the distance and clinch but Vrinceanu swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Mitchell fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Vrinceanu.
Mitchell tries to close the distance and clinch but Vrinceanu swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Vrinceanu throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Mitchell plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Mitchell scores with a hook to the body. Vrinceanu takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Mitchell throws a nice head kick!
Vrinceanu stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Mitchell.
Mitchell feints and then cracks Vrinceanu's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Vrinceanu down.
Mitchell blocks a head kick by Vrinceanu.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Mitchell throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Vrinceanu's head.

Mitchell has taken the fight to the clinch.
Vrinceanu is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Mitchell to keep the fight standing.
Vrinceanu takes a knee right on the jaw!

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Vrinceanu pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Vrinceanu walks forward, straight into a front kick from Mitchell.
Mitchell turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Vrinceanu takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Mitchell connects with a body shot.
Mitchell lands a leg kick that knocks Vrinceanu off balance momentarily.
Mitchell tries to clinch up but Vrinceanu circles away and keeps his distance.
Vrinceanu swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Mitchell stuns Vrinceanu with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Mitchell lands a head shot.
That kick from Mitchell tenderised Vrinceanu's leg. Vrinceanu is trying to keep his angry face on.
Mitchell misses with a few strikes there.
Vrinceanu tries a head kick but it misses.
James Mitchell is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Vrinceanu chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Mitchell can pounce on him.
A solid leg kick lands there for Mitchell.
Mitchell avoids the head kick by Vrinceanu.
Nice body punch from Mitchell.
Vrinceanu has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Vrinceanu throws a sloppy head kick and Mitchell moves out of range easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mitchell feints and then cracks Vrinceanu's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Vrinceanu down.
Mitchell blocks the body kick.
A nice combination there by Mitchell.
Mitchell tries to clinch there but Vrinceanu circles away.
Vrinceanu walks forward, straight into a front kick from Mitchell.
Vrinceanu misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.

Mitchell darts in and clinches Vrinceanu up against the cage.

Mitchell breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Mitchell lunges at Vrinceanu with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Vrinceanu's hand.
Mitchell throws a head kick that half lands.
Vrinceanu tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Mitchell displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Vrinceanu throws out the jab.
Vrinceanu takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Mitchell scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Mitchell blocks a head kick by Vrinceanu.
A good leg kick by Mitchell.
Mitchell moves in looking to clinch but Vrinceanu pushes him off.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mitchell lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.

Vrinceanu feints and then dives in with a takedown. That was a long way out but the feint bought him enough time to close the distance and complete the takedown. Now we'll play guard for a bit and see who can get the better of that position.
Mitchell is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Mitchell is looking to take a break and control but Vrinceanu is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

Vrinceanu looking for submissions off his back.
Mitchell trying to control the action but Vrinceanu is working from the bottom.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

James Mitchell clearly takes 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.


Vrinceanu moves forwards but Mitchell connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Vrinceanu throws a head kick but Mitchell moves out of range.
Bogdan Vrinceanu is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Mitchell wants to clinch.
Vrinceanu catches Mitchell with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Vrinceanu shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Vrinceanu tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Vrinceanu misses with a head kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vrinceanu pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Vrinceanu throws a big shot that misses.
Mitchell throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Mitchell smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Vrinceanu is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Mitchell avoids the head kick by Vrinceanu.
Mitchell lands a nice leg kick that just misses Vrinceanu's sensitive parts.
Mitchell tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Vrinceanu manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Vrinceanu on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
That kick from Mitchell tenderised Vrinceanu's leg. Vrinceanu is trying to keep his angry face on.
Mitchell blocks a head kick by Vrinceanu.
Mitchell throws a big counter combination but Vrinceanu scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Mitchell buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Vrinceanu tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Mitchell thuds his shin into the meat of Vrinceanu's side.
Good leg kick by Mitchell there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Mitchell dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Mitchell scores with a jab to the jaw.
Vrinceanu on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Mitchell moves out of range of the body kick.
Mitchell is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Vrinceanu is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Mitchell avoids the head kick by Vrinceanu.
A chopping leg kick lands by Mitchell.
Mitchell lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Mitchell scores with a kick to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mitchell throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Vrinceanu throws a head kick that misses.
Mitchell is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Vrinceanu throws a series of punches but Mitchell avoids them all with ease.
Mitchell is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Vrinceanu.
Vrinceanu on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
A slow jab from Vrinceanu misses its intended target.
Mitchell moves in looking to clinch but Vrinceanu pushes him off.
Mitchell lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Mitchell throws a right and a left that Vrinceanu avoids nicely.
Mitchell lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Vrinceanu throws a head kick but Mitchell moves out of range.
It looked like Mitchell wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Vrinceanu tries to land a leg kick but Mitchell saw it coming and moves away.
Mitchell throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Vrinceanu throws a head kick that misses
and Mitchell counters with a straight right hand.
Mitchell lands a two punch combo.
Vrinceanu takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vrinceanu misses with a head kick.
A slapping body kick lands there for Mitchell.
Mitchell doesn't manage to clinch there - Vrinceanu circles away.
Vrinceanu tries a head kick but it misses.
Vrinceanu has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Mitchell finds it's way round the side to connect with Vrinceanu's head.
Vrinceanu is trying hard to land a takedown here. Mitchell sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Crunch! Mitchell slams his shin into Vrinceanu's torso.
Mitchell is looking to slow Vrinceanu down with leg kicks.
Mitchell scores with a nice right hand.
Mitchell lands with a kick to the temple. Vrinceanu shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Mitchell chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Mitchell lands with a thumping leg kick.
Vrinceanu tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Mitchell cracks Vrinceanu with a right hand to the side of the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Mitchell leaves Vrinceanu with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
James Mitchell has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Bogdan Vrinceanu.
Mitchell connects with a leg kick. Vrinceanu looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mitchell wants to clinch.
Vrinceanu throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Mitchell throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Vrinceanu avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Vrinceanu looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
Mitchell blocks a head kick by Vrinceanu.
Mitchell with a jab.
Mitchell stuffs the takedown attempt from Vrinceanu. Vrinceanu gets slowly back to his feet.
Mitchell lands a jab.
Mitchell takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Vrinceanu tries a head kick but it misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Vrinceanu fails with a takedown attempt.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

James Mitchell had his way with Bogdan Vrinceanu in that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!


Mitchell closes the distance and lands a one-two.
A head kick from Mitchell lands but Vrinceanu takes it in his stride.
Mitchell throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Vrinceanu.
Vrinceanu misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Mitchell fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Vrinceanu has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Vrinceanu swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Mitchell counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
A head kick misses from Vrinceanu.
Mitchell scores with a spinning back kick!
Mitchell wants to clinch.
Mitchell throws a leg kick which misses Vrinceanu's front leg but catches the back leg as Vrinceanu tries to avoid it.
Mitchell thuds his right hand into Vrinceanu's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Mitchell avoids the head kick by Vrinceanu.
Vrinceanu is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Mitchell changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Vrinceanu tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Vrinceanu sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Vrinceanu connects with a high kick.
Mitchell throws a leg kick which misses Vrinceanu's front leg but catches the back leg as Vrinceanu tries to avoid it.
Vrinceanu pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Mitchell lands a lovely overhand right.
A solid leg kick lands there for Mitchell.
Mitchell tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Vrinceanu fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Mitchell avoids it really well and circles away.
Vrinceanu chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Mitchell can pounce on him.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Vrinceanu tries to pull guard but Mitchell won't allow it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Mitchell escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Mitchell lands a glancing blow to the side of Vrinceanu's head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Mitchell keeps Vrinceanu at a distance using the push kick.
Donk. Mitchell catches Vrinceanu right on the button with a cross.
You can see that Vrinceanu has visibly slowed down as a result of the leg kicks
Vrinceanu throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Mitchell turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
A chopping leg kick lands by Mitchell.
An inside leg kick lands from Mitchell.
Vrinceanu throws a sloppy head kick and Mitchell moves out of range easily.
Mitchell tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Vrinceanu throws a fast counter high kick but Mitchell manages to duck under it in time.
Mitchell looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Vrinceanu tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Mitchell cracks the inside of Vrinceanu's front leg.
Mitchell lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Vrinceanu throws a head kick but Mitchell moves out of range.
Mitchell jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Vrinceanu misses with a head kick.
Mitchell connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Vrinceanu momentarily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vrinceanu takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Mitchell scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
A solid leg kick lands there for Mitchell.
Vrinceanu closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Vrinceanu shoots for a double leg takedown but Mitchell sprawls well. He's pushed Vrinceanu's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
James Mitchell has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Bogdan Vrinceanu.
Mitchell cracks Vrinceanu with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
A solid leg kick lands there for Mitchell.
Vrinceanu misses with a double jab.
Mitchell delivers a nice body kick.
Mitchell connects with a solid leg kick.
A thudding body kick lands there by Mitchell!
Good leg kick by Mitchell there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Mitchell avoids the head kick by Vrinceanu.
Vrinceanu swats away the attempt to clinch by Mitchell.
Vrinceanu is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.
Vrinceanu takes a body punch but keeps moving.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A good leg kick by Mitchell.
Vrinceanu misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
A head kick misses from Vrinceanu.
Mitchell scores with a leg kick.
Mitchell lands the left hand.
Vrinceanu takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Mitchell tries to close the distance and clinch up but Vrinceanu swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Vrinceanu is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.
Vrinceanu tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Vrinceanu steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Mitchell. That one must have hurt.
Mitchell lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Mitchell tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Vrinceanu paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Mitchell scores with a shot to the body.
A nice leg kick lands there from Mitchell.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A head kick by Vrinceanu misses
and Mitchell connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Mitchell feints and then cracks Vrinceanu's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Vrinceanu down.
Mitchell lands a jab.
Bogdan Vrinceanu has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
James Mitchell is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Vrinceanu fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Mitchell feinted there with a counter leg kick.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge David Hoff scores the fight for James Mitchell!
Judge Sandra Marshall scores the fight for James Mitchell!
Judge Bart Greer scores the fight for James Mitchell!

James Mitchell wins by unanimous decision!

James Mitchell retains his featherweight title!
Our winner, James Mitchell, 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.
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
91%

 

Event: 24     
Date:   Mar 05, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Morgan Vrinceanu and Misha Pilsudski. 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.

179 cm
20
145 lbs
1 - 6 - 0
156 cm
18
130 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Granite chin
BJJ Blue Belt
Brawler
Determined

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Morgan Vrinceanu!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Misha Pilsudski!
The judges for this bout are Peter Branson, Santiago Holmes and Bart Greer.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Vrinceanu blocks a head kick by Pilsudski.
Vrinceanu shoots for a takedown but Pilsudski saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Pilsudski lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Pilsudski has a takedown stuffed.
Pilsudski darts in looking for a takedown but Vrinceanu gets double underhooks and turns Pilsudski into the cage.
Vrinceanu tries to counter with a takedown but Pilsudski is quick to defend against it.

Vrinceanu tries to keep at a distance but Pilsudski has taken the fight into the clinch.

Vrinceanu gets control of Pilsudski's arms and successfully pulls guard. Vrinceanu will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vrinceanu trying to keep a closed guard but Pilsudski is proving a slippery customer.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Vrinceanu has a closed guard, preventing Pilsudski from standing up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pilsudski is looking to work some ground and pound but Vrinceanu has wrist control.
Pilsudski is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Pilsudski trying to control but Vrinceanu is working from the bottom.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:49 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle Choke). Morgan Vrinceanu!
S C
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G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
36%

 

Event: 24     
Date:   Mar 05, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Bogdan Vrinceanu and Mason Kim. Vrinceanu comes to the cage accompanied by The Foggy dew. Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!

180 cm
25
154 lbs
4 - 1 - 0
175 cm
25
155 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Solid Muay Thai
KO power
BJJ Blue Belt
Good kicks
Can Moonwalk

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Bogdan Vrinceanu!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Mason Kim!
The judges for this bout are Winston Alpacca, Bart Greer and David Hoff.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Vrinceanu displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Kim throws out the jab.
Vrinceanu lifts his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Vrinceanu throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Vrinceanu throws a head kick but Kim moves out of range.
Vrinceanu tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Vrinceanu avoids the head kick by Kim.
Vrinceanu with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Vrinceanu fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Kim avoids it really well and circles away.
Vrinceanu takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Kim looks for a takedown but Vrinceanu sprawls well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kim throws a solid leg kick but Vrinceanu takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Kim.
Vrinceanu is looking to counter with head kicks.
Kim lands with a nice body punch.
Kim tries to clinch but Vrinceanu moves out of range.
Vrinceanu throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Kim's head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kim throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Vrinceanu misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Vrinceanu cracks the inside of Kim's front leg.
Kim on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Nice sprawl there from Vrinceanu as Kim shoots in.
Vrinceanu went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Vrinceanu misses with a head kick.
A little jabbing left from Kim on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Vrinceanu plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Vrinceanu pulls out of a head kick attempt.

The fight moves into the clinch position.

Vrinceanu pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Kim misses with a kick to the body.
Kim fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Vrinceanu is out of range.
Vrinceanu goes for a high kick. It partially lands.

Kim is rocked!
Vrinceanu seems to be stalking Kim here. He circles momentarily and then unleashes a devastating head kick! Kim drops like a stone, out cold! WOW! Are you kidding me!? What a knockout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Bogdan Vrinceanu!
Bogdan Vrinceanu took some time post fight to say the following; 'The king is back'.
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
55%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Mar 04, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Patricia Preston and Stephen Ortz. Stephen Ortz will no doubt be looking to use his reach advantage to good effect.

156 cm
19
177 lbs
0 - 6 - 0
180 cm
21
175 lbs
2 - 1 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Experienced
BJJ Purple Belt
Counter fighter
Tends to cut

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Patricia Preston!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Stephen Ortz!
The judges for this bout are Tarja Halkonen, Marco Blurström and Johanna Lukiainen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Preston tries to clinch up.

Preston fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Ortz, pushing him back against the cage.

Ortz gets double underhooks and manages to take the fight to the ground.

Ortz is holding a leg here, probably looking for an ankle lock - he drops back and goes for it! Preston is in trouble! Is it all over??? No! Preston has escaped and now he's on top!

A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Preston accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Preston has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Ortz bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Preston's guard.

Ortz pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Preston is keeping the position for now.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Ortz's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Ortz wants to control from the top but Preston keeps moving.
Ortz postures up in Preston's guard and throws a big left but Preston blocks it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ortz wants to pass the guard but Preston is keeping the position.
Preston knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Ortz on the ground.
Preston wants to improve his position but instead Ortz has moved into half guard.
Preston could do with losing a few pounds - he looks very soft around the mid section, to put it politely.

Ortz seems to be looking for submissions.
Preston tries to roll over but Ortz keeps him under control.
Ortz seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Preston does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Ortz might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Preston haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.
Ortz drops an elbow to the side of Preston's head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Preston is looking to improve his position.
Preston might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Preston trying to hold on to Ortz's head to control him but Ortz postures up.
Ortz throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Ortz looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Ortz wants to free his trapped foot but Preston is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Ortz is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ortz is thwarting Preston's attempts to control the position.
Ortz scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Ortz is pressing down on Preston's thigh, looking to free his foot. Preston is holding on for now.
Ortz with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Ortz lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.

It looks like Patricia Preston has been cut.
Ortz is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Preston won't allow Ortz to pass to mount.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ortz with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Preston is trying to maintain the position but Ortz is very close to passing his half guard.

Ortz is working for a kimura but Preston is defending it quite comfortably.
Well, if Ortz 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.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Ortz is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Preston has managed to free his arm - good work.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Ortz scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Preston doesn't manage to clinch there - Ortz circles away.
Ortz misses with a series of wild punches.

Ortz closes the distance and clinches.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A frustrated look appears on Preston's face as he tries to break the clinch.

Ortz has Preston pressed up against the cage. He's trying to work for a single leg takedown. Ortz pulls back from the cage and twists to the side, sending Preston tumbling to the mat - Ortz dives into Preston's guard.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Ortz's corner. There ya go! There ya go!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Preston keeping full guard, as Ortz tries to pass.
Preston preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Preston controls Ortz momentarily but Ortz frees himself.
Preston is looking to stand up but Ortz isn't so interested in that idea.
Ortz is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.

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.
Ortz forces his way into half guard.
Ortz works his way into side control.

Ortz working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Ortz lands a decent elbow from side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Check out the look on Ortz's face as he threw that strike - that's one determined fighter!
Ortz trying to control the action but Preston is working from the bottom.

Ortz is trying to get an arm triangle but Preston is defending well.
Ortz wants to control but Preston is keeping him busy.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ortz landing strikes.

Ortz working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Ortz working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Ortz tries to advance to mount but can't.
Preston tries to improve position but can't.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Stephen Ortz showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Patricia Preston's cut.
That's time! Preston's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. And we move into the final round!



Ortz looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Preston!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Ortz fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Ortz tries to advance to mount but Preston denies him.

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

Ortz working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ortz sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Preston is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ortz landing a few strikes.
Ortz has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

Ortz is working for what looks like an arm triangle here. Preston is trying to escape and Ortz transitions quickly into an armbar! He's slapped it on tight and Preston is forced to tap! Nice work there by Ortz! Very nice indeed!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:34 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Stephen Ortz!
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
35%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Mar 04, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Markus Norman and Nathan Parrell. Man, I cannot wait for this one!

222 cm
19
150 lbs
1 - 6 - 0
180 cm
21
155 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Experienced
BJJ Blue Belt
Decent boxing
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Markus Norman!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Nathan Parrell!
The judges for this bout are James Ackerman, Donald Grub and Daniel Bishop.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Parrell shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Parrell was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
Parrell scores with a couple of short elbows.
Parrell working away.
Parrell scores with a couple of short elbows.
Parrell misses with a strike but at least he's keeping busy, looking to cause some damage - that will still help him when it comes to the judges scorecards.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Norman is trying to control Parrell's posture but Parrell avoids it.
Norman tries to bench press Parrell off him but Parrell keeps the position.
Parrell landing strikes.

Norman is rocked!
Parrell lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Norman down.
Oh Norman is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!

Parrell is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Norman has escaped the position, nice work there.
Parrell cracks Norman with a big elbow. Oh, he's hurt! Parrell immediately mounts and start dropping bombs! Norman is done! The referee jumps in and saves him from any more punishment - a quick and decisive finish by Parrell!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:50 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Nathan Parrell!
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
100%

 

Event: 23     
Date:   Feb 26, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Morgan Vrinceanu and Diego Alvarez. Morgan Vrinceanu has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.

179 cm
20
145 lbs
1 - 5 - 0
168 cm
18
146 lbs
0 - 1 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Granite chin
BJJ White Belt
Brawler
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Morgan Vrinceanu!
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, Diego Alvarez!
The judges for this bout are Peter Branson, Santiago Holmes and Daniel Franklin.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Alvarez misses with the combination.
Alvarez throws a series of punches but Vrinceanu moves out of range.
Vrinceanu half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Alvarez swinging wildly here.
Alvarez throws a body shot but no joy.
Alvarez scores with a punch to the head.
Vrinceanu slips under a jab.
Vrinceanu changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Alvarez misses with the combination.
Vrinceanu changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Alvarez swinging wildly here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vrinceanu fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Alvarez misses the body punch
and Vrinceanu counters with a leg kick.
Alvarez throws a lazy uppercut
and Vrinceanu counters with a nice body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Alvarez misses with the combination.
Alvarez misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Diego Alvarez seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Vrinceanu avoids a punch combination nicely.
Vrinceanu dodges the punch combination from Alvarez.
Vrinceanu tries to counter with a takedown but Alvarez is quick to defend against it.
Vrinceanu goes for a double leg but Alvarez avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Alvarez continues to drive forward.
Vrinceanu slips a jab and a cross from Alvarez.
Vrinceanu appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Alvarez throws a left and a right that both miss

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

Vrinceanu thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Alvarez really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Vrinceanu. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Vrinceanu stands up over Alvarez, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Vrinceanu 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.
Vrinceanu throws a big right hand that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Vrinceanu thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.

Vrinceanu drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Vrinceanu jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Vrinceanu loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Vrinceanu drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Vrinceanu jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Alvarez preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Vrinceanu is looking to work some ground and pound but Alvarez has wrist control.
Vrinceanu postures up in Alvarez's guard and throws a big left but Alvarez blocks it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Vrinceanu is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.
Vrinceanu prevents Alvarez from getting back to his feet.

Vrinceanu drops back looking for a leg! Alvarez is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Alvarez manages to kick Vrinceanu off! Vrinceanu jumps back into Alvarez's guard.
Alvarez wants to stand but Vrinceanu is controlling the position.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Vrinceanu avoids a punch combination nicely.
Vrinceanu drops down looking for a counter takedown but Alvarez sprawls and moves away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Alvarez lands a nice shot to the body.
Alvarez misses with a few strikes there.
A punch combination from Alvarez misses.
Vrinceanu half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Diego Alvarez is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Alvarez throws a combination that misses
and Vrinceanu counters with a slapping leg kick.
Vrinceanu doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Alvarez throws a body shot but no joy.
Vrinceanu attempts a counter takedown but Alvarez avoids it well and moves away.
Alvarez misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Alvarez is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Vrinceanu rather than just go for the knockout.
Alvarez looks to score with a jab to the body but Vrinceanu is just out of range.
Alvarez looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Alvarez looks winded!
Alvarez lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Vrinceanu uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Alvarez.
Vrinceanu feinted with a counter takedown.
Alvarez moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Vrinceanu bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Diego Alvarez 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.


Vrinceanu keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Alvarez looks to land a combination but Vrinceanu avoids it well.
Alvarez misses with a double jab.
Vrinceanu changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Alvarez misses with a wild body shot.
Vrinceanu drops down looking for a counter takedown but Alvarez sprawls and moves away.
Diego Alvarez seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Alvarez swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Vrinceanu feinted with a counter takedown.
Vrinceanu darts in looking for a takedown but Alvarez gets double underhooks and turns Vrinceanu into the cage.
Alvarez throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Vrinceanu drops down looking for a counter takedown but Alvarez sprawls and moves away.
No joy there for Alvarez, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Vrinceanu feinted with a counter takedown.
Alvarez will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Vrinceanu half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Alvarez swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Alvarez misses with a looping left.
Alvarez is breathing heavily.
Vrinceanu dodges the punch combination from Alvarez.
Alvarez throws out a loose jab but Vrinceanu uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Alvarez swings for the body but Vrinceanu moves out of range.
Alvarez lands a two punch combo.
Vrinceanu shoots in but Alvarez avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Alvarez swats away the attempt to clinch by Vrinceanu.
Alvarez thows a left - swing and a miss!
Alvarez tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Vrinceanu was well out of range. Poor timing from Alvarez.
Alvarez connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Alvarez fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Alvarez misses with an uppercut. Vrinceanu saw that one coming.
Vrinceanu appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Alvarez misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Vrinceanu.
Alvarez has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Alvarez misses with a two punch combination.
Alvarez looks to land a combination but Vrinceanu avoids it well.
Vrinceanu appears to be looking for a counter takedown.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Alvarez swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Vrinceanu tries to counter with a takedown but Alvarez is quick to defend against it.
Vrinceanu closes this distance looking for a takedown but Alvarez circles away.
Alvarez looks like he wants to counter punch here.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Morgan Vrinceanu. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Vrinceanu closes the distance and clinches up with Alvarez, looking for a takedown. Vrinceanu pushes Alvarez against the cage but Alvarez circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Vrinceanu tries to score a power double leg takedown but Alvarez sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Vrinceanu somewhat.
Alvarez throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Vrinceanu.
Vrinceanu avoids the body shot from Alvarez.
Vrinceanu uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Alvarez.
Alvarez misses with a series of wild punches.
Vrinceanu dodges the punch combination from Alvarez.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Alvarez throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Vrinceanu drops down looking for a counter takedown but Alvarez sprawls and moves away.
Alvarez throws a left and a right that both miss

and Vrinceanu counters with a takedown into side control.
Vrinceanu fails to land a wild elbow strike.

Vrinceanu tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Vrinceanu has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Vrinceanu moves into full mount!

Vrinceanu looking to secure an arm triangle but Alvarez defends it well.
Alvarez is trying to escape the mount.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Vrinceanu has hold of Alvarez's left arm, perhaps looking for a submission. The two fighters tussle over control of the isolated limb and Alvarez manages to get his arm back to his side and away from danger.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Vrinceanu pushing the pace here, looking to move to his opponents back and work for a finish.
Vrinceanu with the ground and pound from mount.
Vrinceanu raining down hammerfists from mount.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Diego Alvarez showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!


Vrinceanu misses with a takedown attempt - Alvarez sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
No joy there for Alvarez, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Alvarez swings and misses with a shot to the body

and Vrinceanu counters with a shoot takedown. Alvarez fights it but they end up in guard.
Vrinceanu throwing strikes from guard but Alvarez blocks nicely.

Alvarez pushes Vrinceanu off for just long enough to get back to his feet. Very athletic spring there.
Alvarez throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Alvarez swinging wildly here.
Alvarez takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Alvarez throws a series of punches but Vrinceanu avoids them all with ease.
Vrinceanu ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Vrinceanu changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Morgan Vrinceanu is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Vrinceanu shoots in looking for a takedown but Alvarez manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Vrinceanu's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Alvarez is looking for the big counter here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A combination from Alvarez does no damage.
Vrinceanu attempts a counter takedown but Alvarez avoids it well and moves away.
Vrinceanu slips a jab and a cross from Alvarez.
Alvarez throws a shot from downtown. Vrinceanu moves away and avoids it.
Alvarez misses with a double jab.
Vrinceanu shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Alvarez sprawls well. Alvarez wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Vrinceanu gets slowly back to his feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Morgan Vrinceanu. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Alvarez throws a shot from downtown. Vrinceanu moves away and avoids it.
Alvarez swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Vrinceanu changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Alvarez takes a swing at Vrinceanu's ribcage but misses.
Vrinceanu shoots in and drives through. Alvarez sprawls well.
A looping hook to the body misses from Alvarez. Vrinceanu does a little dance to reset his feet.
Alvarez swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Vrinceanu half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Alvarez misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Vrinceanu attempts a counter takedown but Alvarez avoids it well and moves away.
Vrinceanu fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Alvarez throws a series of punches but Vrinceanu avoids them all with ease.
Vrinceanu shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Alvarez sprawls well. Alvarez wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Vrinceanu gets slowly back to his feet.
Alvarez loads up on a big right hand but Vrinceanu slips the punch.
Alvarez connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Alvarez swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Alvarez thows a left - swing and a miss!
Vrinceanu attempts a counter takedown but Alvarez avoids it well and moves away.
Vrinceanu tries for a takedown but Alvarez sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Alvarez is looking for the big counter here.
Alvarez swinging wildly here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Alvarez misses with a series of wild punches.
Vrinceanu half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Alvarez throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Vrinceanu.
Vrinceanu half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Alvarez misses with a body shot

and Vrinceanu counters with a nice double leg into guard.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Alvarez can do anything to dispel that myth.

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

Vrinceanu thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Vrinceanu is working Alvarez over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Vrinceanu throws a big elbow that misses.
Vrinceanu is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Vrinceanu drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Vrinceanu jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Vrinceanu is looking to work some ground and pound but Alvarez has wrist control.
Alvarez avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Vrinceanu accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.

Vrinceanu thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Vrinceanu throws a big right hand that misses.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.

Judge Peter Branson scores the fight for Diego Alvarez!
Judge Santiago Holmes scores the fight for Diego Alvarez!
Judge Daniel Franklin scores the fight for Diego Alvarez!

Diego Alvarez wins by unanimous decision!
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
51%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Feb 23, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Mickey Stafford and Stephen Ortz. This should be a great matchup!

157 cm
24
178 lbs
0 - 1 - 0
180 cm
21
175 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Cuts easily
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Tends to cut

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Mickey Stafford!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Stephen Ortz!
The judges for this bout are Tarja Halkonen, Marco Blurström and Ben Zyskovitsi.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Stafford will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.

Ortz moves into the clinch.

Ortz lands a takedown into guard.
Stafford really is a fat lump.
Stafford keeping full guard, as Ortz tries to pass.
Stafford keeping moving, preventing Ortz from controlling successfully.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ortz is pushing down on Stafford's leg trying to pass to half guard. Stafford is fighting to maintain full guard but Ortz has managed to sneak the leg through.
Ortz landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Ortz has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stafford working to try and regain half guard.

Ortz jumps to the side looking to secure the arm triangle…. Ooooh, that looks tight… Stafford is gargling but he's managed to escape! Nice work there by Stafford and Ortz has given up the dominant position trying to land that submission.
Ortz wants to take a breather but Stafford manages to regain guard - a lesson learnt for Ortz.
Stafford working a defensive guard here.
Ortz postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.

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.
Stafford is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Stafford is looking to stand up but Ortz isn't so interested in that idea.
Ortz tries to free his leg and advance position but Stafford is retaining full guard.
Ortz passes into half guard.

Ortz is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Stafford is just riding it out for now. Ortz eventually gives up the hold.
Stafford tries to strike from the bottom but it doesn't land.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are battling for position here. Stafford manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Ortz throwing strikes but missing.
Ortz wants to control from the top but Stafford keeps moving.
Ortz stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Stafford swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Ortz trying to control the position from guard on top but Stafford is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.

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.
Stafford misses with a double jab.
Ortz takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Ortz misses with a hook. Stafford ducked under it nicely.
Stafford slaps away a takedown attempt from Ortz, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Ortz throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

Ortz closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Stafford manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!
The fighters are battling for position here. Ortz manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Stafford with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Stephen Ortz will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Ortz misses with a wild combination.
Mickey Stafford is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Stafford loads up on a big right hand but Ortz slips the punch.

Ortz closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Stafford quickly recovers to half guard.

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

Stafford is defending against the submission attempts here by Ortz.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Stafford is defending against the submission attempts here by Ortz.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ortz is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Stephen Ortz has got the better of the ground game so far.

Ortz is looking to secure an arm. He's managed it! He's pivoting for an armbar - that looks tight! But Stafford has managed to get out of it and now he's in a dominant position. Nice work from Stafford!
Our spies down at at Holding Cell inform us that Ortz has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Ortz is on top in guard.

The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Stafford lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.


That's two minutes gone in the round.

Ortz working for a triangle but Stafford defends it easily.

Stafford stands and steps away. Ortz gets to his feet too and we're back to the striking game.
Stafford misses with the combination.
Ortz dodges the punch combination from Stafford.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Excellent takedown into side control there by Ortz.
Stafford is not content to let Ortz control the position.
Ortz advances to full mount.
Ortz can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Stafford is looking to escape.
Ortz unloading with bombs!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ortz working some short elbows here. He postures up to throw some more ground and pound but Stafford slips a leg through to get back to half guard. Nice work.

Ortz is looking for a kimura. It's pretty deep but Stafford still has the half guard so he's probably OK. Oh, Stafford has exploded into a beautiful escape there and after a quick scramble, he's ended up in side control on top! Nice work!
Stafford looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Ortz is avoiding damage well.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Stafford looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Ortz struggling a bit here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Mickey Stafford will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Ortz keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Stafford.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Ortz! But no joy.
Ortz is looking to clinch but Stafford is avoiding it.
Ortz closes the distance and clinches up with Stafford, looking for a takedown. Ortz pushes Stafford against the cage but Stafford circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Stafford throws a lazy body kick

and Ortz counters by moving into the clinch.
Stafford is trying to break the clinch but Ortz is controlling him.
Ortz tries for a takedown but Stafford manages to get underhooks.
Ortz tries for a takedown but Stafford manages to get underhooks.
Mickey Stafford has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Stephen Ortz.

Stafford's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Stafford throws a leg kick

and Ortz counters with a nice double leg into guard.

Stafford is scooting his butt against the cage and has managed to get back to his feet. Ortz presses him back against the cage, presumably looking to take the fight back to the mat.
Ortz is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.

Ortz works for the underhooks and manages to get a trip takedown into guard.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Stafford pulls Ortz in to control the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Stafford is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Ortz takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Stafford working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Ortz.
Ortz wants to pass the guard but Stafford is keeping the position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Ortz with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Stafford keeping moving, preventing Ortz from controlling successfully.
Ortz stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Stafford swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Stafford looking to control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Stafford being controlled here, momentarily.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.

Ortz closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Stafford quickly recovers to half guard.

Ortz is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Ortz not landing any meaningful shots this time.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Ortz trying to work for an americana but Stafford has managed to regain full guard.
Stafford is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Stafford wants to get back to his feet but Ortz is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Stafford is trying to control the position but Ortz postures up.
Ortz connects with a couple of short punches.
Ortz wants to control from the top but Stafford keeps moving.
Ortz might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Stafford haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Stafford controls Ortz momentarily but Ortz frees himself.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Ortz works over Stafford's head and body with a nice combination.
Stafford misses with the combination.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Stafford gets caught napping as Ortz dives in and scores a takedown. Stafford manages to retain guard.

And that's the end of the fight!
Stephen Ortz comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Ortz 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 Tarja Halkonen scores the fight 28:29
Judge Marco Blurström scores the fight 27:30
Judge Ben Zyskovitsi scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Stephen Ortz!
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
35%

 

Event: 22     
Date:   Feb 21, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Leo Jr De La Cruz and Morgan Vrinceanu. On his way into the cage it seems that Leo Jr De La Cruz has been attacked by a crazed fan! It looks like it might have been the just bleed guy! Luckily Leo Jr De La Cruz seems to be OK! I thought that lunatic was in prison!?

167 cm
18
145 lbs
0 - 2 - 0
179 cm
20
145 lbs
1 - 4 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Brawler
Big heart
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Leo Jr De La Cruz!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Morgan Vrinceanu!
The judges for this bout are Bart Greer, Santiago Holmes and Dirk Anderson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
De La Cruz throws a head kick that misses.
Vrinceanu drops down looking to force a counter takedown but De La Cruz defends it well.
De La Cruz lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Vrinceanu circles away quickly and effectively.
De La Cruz lands with a nice combination. Vrinceanu backs away looking to recover.

De La Cruz gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Vrinceanu gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from De La Cruz.
De La Cruz is pressed up against the cage. Vrinceanu has hold of a leg and is looking to drag De La Cruz down to the mat. De La Cruz avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
De La Cruz dives in for a single leg takedown but Vrinceanu sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
De La Cruz shoots in and drives through. Vrinceanu sprawls well.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Leo Jr De La Cruz. That's going to take a lot out of him.
De La Cruz throws a series of punches but Vrinceanu moves out of range.
Vrinceanu shoots in for a double leg but De La Cruz sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.

That's one minute gone in the round.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Vrinceanu avoiding damage as De La Cruz throws knees to the body.
Vrinceanu's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
De La Cruz tries to circle away but Vrinceanu has him pinned against the cage.
De La Cruz has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Vrinceanu looking for a takedown.
De La Cruz is defending well against a takedown attempt.
De La Cruz goes for a takedown in the clinch but Vrinceanu prevents it.
Vrinceanu is trying to drag De La Cruz to the mat but De La Cruz just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
De La Cruz has Vrinceanu pressed against the cage.
Vrinceanu is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables De La Cruz to keep the fight standing.
Vrinceanu is looking for a takedown.
Vrinceanu tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
De La Cruz is struggling to control the position.

De La Cruz drags the fight down to the ground.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as De La Cruz holds on and takes a little breather.
De La Cruz looking for a sweep. Not yet De La Cruz, not yet.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
De La Cruz trying to control the position.
De La Cruz wants to sweep but no luck.

Vrinceanu drops back looking for a leg! De La Cruz is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and De La Cruz manages to kick Vrinceanu off! Vrinceanu jumps back into De La Cruz's guard.
De La Cruz working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Vrinceanu.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Vrinceanu with a flurry of punches that miss.
De La Cruz looking to hit a scissor sweep but Vrinceanu is one step ahead there.
Vrinceanu is looking to work some ground and pound but De La Cruz has wrist control.
Vrinceanu throws a big right hand that misses.
De La Cruz wants to stand and escape but Vrinceanu is having none of it.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
De La Cruz fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Vrinceanu feints the counter takedown.
Vrinceanu moves out of range of the body kick from De La Cruz.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
De La Cruz shoots in looking for a takedown but Vrinceanu manages to keep the fight standing, pushing De La Cruz's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
De La Cruz is breathing heavily.

De La Cruz rushes Vrinceanu and presses him up against the cage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Leo Jr De La Cruz dominated that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


De La Cruz tries for a takedown but Vrinceanu sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
De La Cruz tries to clinch but Vrinceanu is having none of it.
And Vrinceanu tries to counter it with a takedown but De La Cruz pushes his down on his head and steps out.
De La Cruz looks for a takedown but Vrinceanu sprawls well.
Vrinceanu keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Leo Jr De La Cruz. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Vrinceanu lands with a thumping leg kick.
De La Cruz is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Vrinceanu can do to turn this around?
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

De La Cruz closes the distance and clinches.
De La Cruz drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
De La Cruz tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Vrinceanu smiles and moves away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice takedown defense from De La Cruz. No joy for Vrinceanu on that attempt.

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

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

Vrinceanu is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, De La Cruz has managed to free his arm - good work.
Vrinceanu trying to pass the guard but De La Cruz defending well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Vrinceanu stops De La Cruz from getting back to his feet.

De La Cruz manages to create a bit of space in order to work his way back to his feet. Vrinceanu keeps hold of his opponent and drives him back against the cage.
Vrinceanu has De La Cruz pressed against the cage, preventing De La Cruz from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
De La Cruz can't get the takedown.
De La Cruz gets underhooks to prevent Vrinceanu's takedown attempt.
De La Cruz tries to break the clinch but Vrinceanu is controlling the position.
Vrinceanu gets underhooks to prevent De La Cruz's takedown attempt.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
De La Cruz makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Vrinceanu wants a takedown but no success here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
De La Cruz misses with a knee to the head.
De La Cruz has had enough of the clinch but Vrinceanu keeps him there for the moment.
De La Cruz fails to pull the fight into his guard.

De La Cruz decides to pull guard.
Vrinceanu has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Vrinceanu throwing strikes from guard but De La Cruz blocks nicely.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
De La Cruz is trying to control the position but Vrinceanu postures up.

Vrinceanu thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
De La Cruz is trying to keep Vrinceanu in close.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Vrinceanu thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
De La Cruz wants to stand up but Vrinceanu is controlling him.
De La Cruz not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

Vrinceanu thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
De La Cruz wants to stand but Vrinceanu is controlling the position.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Morgan Vrinceanu will probably get the nod - 10:9.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Vrinceanu shoots in but De La Cruz avoids the takedown attempt easily.
De La Cruz attempts a counter takedown but Vrinceanu avoids it well and moves away.
De La Cruz shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
And Vrinceanu tries to counter it with a takedown but De La Cruz pushes his down on his head and steps out.
De La Cruz changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Vrinceanu tries to avoid it but De La Cruz manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Vrinceanu to the ground. Vrinceanu escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
As De La Cruz backs off Vrinceanu throws a huge counter combo but De La Cruz manages to avoid it all.
No luck with that takedown attempt from De La Cruz.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Leo Jr De La Cruz. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from De La Cruz.
And Vrinceanu tries to counter it with a takedown but De La Cruz pushes his down on his head and steps out.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
De La Cruz shoots in looking for a takedown but Vrinceanu manages to keep the fight standing, pushing De La Cruz's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Vrinceanu with the counter takedown but De La Cruz avoids it easily.
Vrinceanu darts in looking for a takedown but De La Cruz gets double underhooks and turns Vrinceanu into the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
De La Cruz shoots in looking for a takedown. Vrinceanu tries to sprawl out of it but De La Cruz keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Vrinceanu manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Vrinceanu is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Leo Jr De La Cruz is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Vrinceanu is trying hard to land a takedown here. De La Cruz sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Vrinceanu displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from De La Cruz.
Vrinceanu with the counter takedown but De La Cruz avoids it easily.
De La Cruz stuffs the takedown.
Vrinceanu just manages to avoid a counter high kick fromDe La Cruz.
Vrinceanu dives in and grabs De La Cruz's left leg, looking for a takedown. De La Cruz pushes down on Vrinceanu's head and hops out.
De La Cruz throws a right and a left that Vrinceanu avoids nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
De La Cruz tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Vrinceanu fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
De La Cruz defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Vrinceanu.
Leo Jr De La Cruz seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Vrinceanu closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. De La Cruz quickly recovers to half guard.
Vrinceanu sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. De La Cruz defending well though.
De La Cruz is trying to stand up here but Vrinceanu is controlling him well.
De La Cruz is looking to improve his position.
De La Cruz has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Vrinceanu is working away from the top position though.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
De La Cruz is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Vrinceanu scores with a couple of nice shots.
Vrinceanu wants to free his trapped foot but De La Cruz is holding on for dear life with his legs.

Vrinceanu is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. De La Cruz doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Vrinceanu.
De La Cruz on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.

De La Cruz is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Vrinceanu pulls his head out easily.

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 La Cruz manages to get to full guard.
De La Cruz looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

Vrinceanu thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
De La Cruz looking to control.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
De La Cruz preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Vrinceanu postures up and lands a big shot to De La Cruz's brow.
Morgan Vrinceanu has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Leo Jr De La Cruz is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Vrinceanu loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.

And that's the end of the fight!
Morgan Vrinceanu comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Vrinceanu 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 Bart Greer scores the fight for Leo Jr De La Cruz!
Judge Santiago Holmes scores the fight for Leo Jr De La Cruz!
Judge Dirk Anderson scores the fight for Leo Jr De La Cruz!

Leo Jr De La Cruz wins by unanimous decision!
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
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Event: 22     
Date:   Feb 21, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Bogdan Vrinceanu and James Mitchell. Chooooooooon! I think Vrinceanu might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to The Foggy dew. James Mitchell is the more experienced fighter, so let's see if that makes a difference tonight.

180 cm
25
154 lbs
4 - 0 - 0
187 cm
20
137 lbs
3 - 5 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Solid Muay Thai
KO power
BJJ Blue Belt
Basic striking
Determined

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Bogdan Vrinceanu!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, James Mitchell!
The judges for this bout are Winston Alpacca, Peter Branson and Sandra Marshall.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Vrinceanu throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Mitchell's waist but Mitchell gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Vrinceanu off to one side.

Vrinceanu scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.

Vrinceanu decides to stand back up. Vrinceanu steps back and let's Mitchell get back to his feet.
Vrinceanu takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Vrinceanu takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
A solid leg kick lands there for Mitchell.
Mitchell lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Vrinceanu shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.

Vrinceanu shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
Vrinceanu has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Vrinceanu gets to his feet. Mitchell looking to butt scoot but the ref puts an end to that. On your feet son!
Vrinceanu misses with a head kick.
Mitchell only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Vrinceanu takes one to the side of the head.
Mitchell has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Vrinceanu tries a head kick but it misses.
Mitchell swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Mitchell throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Mitchell cracks Vrinceanu with a right hand to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Vrinceanu throws a lazy head kick
and Mitchell counters with an outside leg kick.
Vrinceanu has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Mitchell.
Mitchell lands a body shot.
Vrinceanu is breathing heavily.
Mitchell is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Vrinceanu throws a sloppy head kick and Mitchell moves out of range easily.
Mitchell only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Vrinceanu pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Mitchell appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Mitchell scores with a push kick.
James Mitchell seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Vrinceanu tries to move into range but Mitchell moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Mitchell throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Mitchell lands a jab to the head.
Mitchell buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Vrinceanu looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.
Mitchell throws a series of punches but Vrinceanu avoids them all with ease.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A chopping leg kick lands by Mitchell.
Vrinceanu attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mitchell delivers a nice body kick.
Vrinceanu will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Bogdan Vrinceanu. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Mitchell lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
A slapping leg kick lands for Mitchell.
Mitchell has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Vrinceanu takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Vrinceanu on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
James Mitchell is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Mitchell lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Vrinceanu throws a nice outside leg kick.
Good leg kick by Mitchell there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Vrinceanu takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Vrinceanu throws a head kick that misses
and Mitchell counters with a slapping leg kick.
Mitchell tries to clinch but Vrinceanu moves out of range.
Nice body kick there by Mitchell.
Mitchell stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Mitchell wants it to stay on the feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vrinceanu throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A nice inside leg kick there by Mitchell. That's going to slow Vrinceanu down.
Mitchell digs a good body shot into Vrinceanu's ribs.
Vrinceanu takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Mitchell will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Vrinceanu crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Mitchell - the referee stops the clock and Vrinceanu gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Mitchell. Vrinceanu manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Vrinceanu throws a sloppy head kick and Mitchell moves out of range easily.
Mitchell lands a right hook to the body.
Vrinceanu takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Mitchell lets loose with a powerful body kick. Vrinceanu will feel that in the morning.
Mitchell throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Vrinceanu will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks 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!
Mitchell scores with a head kick.

Vrinceanu is rocked!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Vrinceanu takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Vrinceanu pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Mitchell feints and then cracks Vrinceanu's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Vrinceanu down.
Vrinceanu takes a kick to the side of the head.
Mitchell lands with a straight right. Vrinceanu didn't see that one coming.
Oh Vrinceanu is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Mitchell throws a leg kick which misses Vrinceanu's front leg but catches the back leg as Vrinceanu tries to avoid it.
Vrinceanu seems to have got his legs back now.
Vrinceanu fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Mitchell avoids it really well and circles away.
Mitchell pushes Vrinceanu away with a front kick.
Mitchell is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Vrinceanu had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Good leg kick by Mitchell there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

James Mitchell dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Vrinceanu showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Mitchell.
Vrinceanu is looking to counter the offense by Mitchell and move into the clinch.
Mitchell jabs at Vrinceanu's body.
Vrinceanu tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Mitchell flicks out a counter leg kick but Vrinceanu steps away.
A good leg kick by Mitchell.
Mitchell connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Mitchell is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Mitchell dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Vrinceanu. That did some damage!
Mitchell dips to his left and cracks Vrinceanu with an uppercut!
Mitchell jabs at Vrinceanu's body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mitchell scores with a spinning back kick!
Vrinceanu goes for a double leg but Mitchell avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Mitchell continues to drive forward.
Mitchell pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Vrinceanu shoots in looking for a takedown. Mitchell tries to sprawl out of it but Vrinceanu keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Mitchell manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mitchell throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Vrinceanu stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Mitchell.
Mitchell fails with an attempt to clinch.
Mitchell scores with a leg kick.
Mitchell buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Mitchell lands a head shot.

Mitchell fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Vrinceanu, pushing him back against the cage.
Stalling in the clinch from Mitchell.

Vrinceanu escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Mitchell doesn't manage to clinch there - Vrinceanu circles away.
The step up in weight doesn't seem to be a problem for Mitchell. He's performing admirably here against the bigger man.
Mitchell throws a nice inside leg kick.
Vrinceanu is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Mitchell lands with a nice body punch.
Mitchell has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Vrinceanu throws a sloppy head kick and Mitchell moves out of range easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mitchell digs a good hook to Vrinceanu's body.
Mitchell lands with a thumping leg kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Vrinceanu walks into a jab.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Mitchell.
Vrinceanu fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Mitchell avoids it really well and circles away.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Bogdan Vrinceanu. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Mitchell tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Vrinceanu takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Nice body kick from Mitchell.
Mitchell scores with a crisp jab that stopped Vrinceanu in his tracks.
Mitchell scores with a hook to the body. Vrinceanu takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Mitchell scores with a hook.
Mitchell fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Vrinceanu.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mitchell bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Vrinceanu's head backwards.
Mitchell takes a kick to the side of the head.
Mitchell throws a nice inside leg kick.
A solid leg kick lands there for Mitchell.
Mitchell connects with a solid leg kick.
Mitchell throws a nice outside leg kick.
Mitchell throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Mitchell connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Vrinceanu's hands.
Mitchell throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Vrinceanu stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Vrinceanu on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Vrinceanu on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Vrinceanu throws a sloppy head kick and Mitchell moves out of range easily.
That kick from Mitchell tenderised Vrinceanu's leg. Vrinceanu is trying to keep his angry face on.
Mitchell moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

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

Mitchell's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Vrinceanu takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Mitchell swinging wildly here.
James Mitchell seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Nice shot lands for Mitchell.
Mitchell scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Vrinceanu shoots in for a double leg but Mitchell sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Vrinceanu tries a head kick but it misses.
Mitchell feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Vrinceanu's calf.
A nice leg kick lands there from Mitchell.
Vrinceanu keeps the fight on the outside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A punch lands to the side of Vrinceanu 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Mitchell listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Mitchell looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Mitchell cracks the inside of Vrinceanu's front leg.
Vrinceanu tries a head kick but it misses.
Vrinceanu shoots in looking for a takedown but Mitchell manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Vrinceanu's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Mitchell tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Vrinceanu paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Mitchell throws a nice outside leg kick.
Vrinceanu misses with a looping left.
Vrinceanu looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Mitchell is fending him off so far but Vrinceanu persists. Nope, Mitchell circles away and we're back to standing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mitchell dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Vrinceanu. That did some damage!
Mitchell fails in his attempt to clinch.
Mitchell feints and then cracks Vrinceanu's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Vrinceanu down.
Vrinceanu steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Mitchell. That one must have hurt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Vrinceanu needs to keep his hands up - Mitchell had a free shot at his head there.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Mitchell tries to clinch but Vrinceanu is having none of it.
Mitchell looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Mitchell throws a series of punches but Vrinceanu avoids them all with ease.
Vrinceanu thinks about countering with a head kick.
Mitchell lands a nice looking body shot.
Mitchell lands a front kick.
Vrinceanu tries a head kick but it misses.
Mitchell appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Mitchell pushes Vrinceanu away with a front kick.
Vrinceanu stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Mitchell.
Mitchell lands a nice leg kick that just misses Vrinceanu's sensitive parts.
Mitchell lands with a slapping head kick.
Mitchell tests Vrinceanu's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Jab, jab by Mitchell - just one landing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mitchell tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Vrinceanu manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Mitchell fails with an attempt to clinch.
Mitchell throws a front kick that sends Vrinceanu stumbling back into the cage.
Vrinceanu avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Mitchell lands with an overhand left.
An inside leg kick lands from Mitchell.

Mitchell rushes Vrinceanu and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.

Mitchell breaks from the clinch.
Mitchell lands a nice leg kick that just misses Vrinceanu's sensitive parts.
Vrinceanu tries a head kick but it misses.
Mitchell lands a high kick!
Mitchell lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
An inside leg kick lands from Mitchell.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vrinceanu misses with a head kick.
Mitchell stuns Vrinceanu with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Mitchell connects with an inside leg kick.
Vrinceanu closes this distance looking for a takedown but Mitchell circles away.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Bogdan Vrinceanu. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Vrinceanu doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
A solid leg kick lands there for Mitchell.
Mitchell wants to clinch.
Nice body kick from Mitchell.
Mitchell stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mitchell stuns Vrinceanu with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Mitchell chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Mitchell connects with an inside leg kick.
Vrinceanu's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Mitchell connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Vrinceanu scrambles back to his feet.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Mitchell stuns Vrinceanu with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Mitchell moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Vrinceanu takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Mitchell throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Mitchell chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Mitchell darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Mitchell - that will leave a mark!
Mitchell scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Vrinceanu doesn't seem bothered though.
Mitchell lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

James Mitchell really dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Mitchell lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Vrinceanu looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Vrinceanu tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Mitchell throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Vrinceanu stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Mitchell throws a nice inside leg kick.
Good leg kick by Mitchell there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Vrinceanu on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Mitchell scores with a nice right hand.
Mitchell scores with a nice body kick.
Mitchell stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A solid leg kick lands there for Mitchell.
Mitchell pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Vrinceanu has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Mitchell.
Mitchell tries to clinch but Vrinceanu moves out of range.
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!
Mitchell tries to clinch there but Vrinceanu circles away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mitchell smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Vrinceanu's legs have taken a beating and he's really slowing down as a result.
Good exchange - Mitchell coming out on top.
Vrinceanu avoids the head kick by Mitchell.
A good leg kick by Mitchell.

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

Mitchell throws Vrinceanu to one side and escapes!
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Mitchell fails in his attempt to clinch.
Vrinceanu tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Mitchell manages to circle out of the way.
Vrinceanu pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Vrinceanu darts in looking for a takedown but Mitchell gets double underhooks and turns Vrinceanu into the cage.
Good leg kick by Mitchell there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Mitchell lands a right hook to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Vrinceanu dives in and grabs Mitchell's left leg, looking for a takedown. Mitchell pushes down on Vrinceanu's head and hops out.
Jab, jab by Mitchell - just one landing.
Mitchell fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Vrinceanu.
Mitchell lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Vrinceanu at a distance.
Vrinceanu gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Mitchell. Vrinceanu shrugs it off though.
Vrinceanu takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Mitchell digs a good hook to Vrinceanu's body.
Vrinceanu takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Vrinceanu on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Mitchell wants to clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vrinceanu with a lazy takedown attempt
and Mitchell counters with a head kick. That will keep Vrinceanu thinking before he tries any more sloppy attacks!
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Bogdan Vrinceanu. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Vrinceanu takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Mitchell.
Vrinceanu takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Mitchell lands a leg kick that knocks Vrinceanu off balance momentarily.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Mitchell - that will leave a mark!
Vrinceanu takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Mitchell's corner calls for a 1-2. Mitchell obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Mitchell tries to close the distance and clinch up but Vrinceanu swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Vrinceanu lifts his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
That kick from Mitchell tenderised Vrinceanu's leg. Vrinceanu is trying to keep his angry face on.
Mitchell thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Vrinceanu if he has to take too many more of those.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Mitchell, right into the meat.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vrinceanu keeps the fight on the outside.
Vrinceanu goes for a double leg but Mitchell avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Mitchell continues to drive forward.
Vrinceanu circles away from the clinch attempt.
Mitchell lands with a shot to the body.
Mitchell tries to clinch but Vrinceanu is having none of it.
Mitchell doesn't manage to clinch there - Vrinceanu circles away.
Crunch! Mitchell slams his shin into Vrinceanu's torso.
Vrinceanu fails with the takedown.
A nice inside leg kick there by Mitchell. That's going to slow Vrinceanu down.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Mitchell - that will leave a mark!
A head kick misses from Vrinceanu.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

James Mitchell dominated that fourth round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


A head kick from Mitchell lands but Vrinceanu takes it in his stride.
Mitchell is looking to clinch.

Mitchell rushes Vrinceanu and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Stalling in the clinch from Vrinceanu.
Vrinceanu is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Vrinceanu is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Mitchell tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Vrinceanu avoids it.
Vrinceanu lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Vrinceanu is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Mitchell pulls him back up using the underhooks.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Bogdan Vrinceanu. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Mitchell prevents Vrinceanu from breaking the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vrinceanu lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Mitchell prevents Vrinceanu from breaking the clinch.
Mitchell working hard to break the clinch.
Vrinceanu tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.
Mitchell tries to circle away but Vrinceanu has him pinned against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Vrinceanu gets control of Mitchell's arms and successfully pulls guard. Vrinceanu will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.
Vrinceanu wants to stand up but Mitchell is controlling him.
Mitchell trying to control the position from guard on top but Vrinceanu is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Mitchell tries to free his leg and advance position but Vrinceanu is retaining full guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Vrinceanu tries to strike from the bottom.
Mitchell prevents Vrinceanu from getting back to his feet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Mitchell postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Vrinceanu throws a head kick that misses.
Mitchell keeps Vrinceanu at a distance using the push kick.
Mitchell swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Mitchell fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Vrinceanu looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Mitchell goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Mitchell tries to clinch up.
Mitchell fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Vrinceanu avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Mitchell thumps Vrinceanu with a low kick.
Mitchell is looking to take this fight into the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mitchell digs a good body shot into Vrinceanu's ribs.
A head kick misses from Vrinceanu.
Mitchell scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Mitchell sizes up Vrinceanu with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Mitchell. Vrinceanu shrugs it off though.
Mitchell with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Mitchell is looking to clinch.
Mitchell moves in looking to clinch but Vrinceanu pushes him off.
Vrinceanu with a poor takedown
and Mitchell counters with a nice low kick that buckles Vrinceanu's knee momentarily.
Nice body kick from Mitchell.
Mitchell tries to clinch up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mitchell tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Vrinceanu manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Mitchell scores with a jab. Vrinceanu acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Vrinceanu drops his hands momentarily and Mitchell takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Mitchell scores with a leg kick.
Mitchell lets loose with a powerful body kick. Vrinceanu will feel that in the morning.
Vrinceanu moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.

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

Vrinceanu decides he's had enough of the ground and stands up.
Mitchell throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Vrinceanu.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Mitchell.
Bogdan Vrinceanu has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
James Mitchell is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Vrinceanu takes one on the chin but keeps coming.

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

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

Judge Winston Alpacca scores the fight for James Mitchell!
Judge Peter Branson scores the fight for James Mitchell!
Judge Sandra Marshall scores the fight for James Mitchell!

James Mitchell wins by unanimous decision!

James Mitchell is the new featherweight champion!
Our winner, James Mitchell, 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.
Bogdan Vrinceanu was interviewed post fight and said 'I feel I was simply inefficient with my energy,I went into panic mode. It was just a shift of energy and he capitalized on it. I'll pick myself up and i'll come back '.
S C
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G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
78%

 

Event: 21     
Date:   Feb 14, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Morgan Vrinceanu and Fatey Ahmad. Fatey Ahmad will no doubt be trying to keep this one on the feet, where he has a distinct advantage.

179 cm
20
145 lbs
1 - 3 - 0
163 cm
19
131 lbs
3 - 4 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Granite chin
BJJ White Belt
Excellent boxer
Solid chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Morgan Vrinceanu!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Fatey Ahmad!
The judges for this bout are Bart Greer, Dirk Anderson and Michael Johnstone.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ahmad lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Ahmad.
Vrinceanu takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Ahmad ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Vrinceanu takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Vrinceanu misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Fatey Ahmad seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Ahmad uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Vrinceanu has time to react.
A big right from Ahmad misses.
Vrinceanu walks into a straight right hand from Ahmad.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ahmad lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Ahmad.
Ahmad throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Vrinceanu counters with a nice leg kick.
Ahmad throws a nice looking combination but Vrinceanu bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Ahmad throws a lazy uppercut

and Vrinceanu counters with a shoot takedown. Ahmad fights it but they end up in guard.

Vrinceanu drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Vrinceanu jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Ahmad wants to get back to his feet but Vrinceanu is in a dominant position and won't allow it.

Vrinceanu is holding a leg here, probably looking for an ankle lock - he drops back and goes for it! Ahmad is in trouble! Is it all over??? No! Ahmad has escaped and now he's on top!


Ahmad gets to his feet - Vrinceanu follows without any prompting.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Vrinceanu shoots and misses
and Ahmad counters with a three punch combo that has Vrinceanu backing up. Vrinceanu nods at Ahmad to acknowledge the strikes.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Ahmad connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Vrinceanu's hands.
Vrinceanu on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Good exchange - Ahmad coming out on top.
Ahmad connects with a jab.
Ahmad lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ahmad comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Vrinceanu closes this distance looking for a takedown but Ahmad circles away.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Morgan Vrinceanu. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Ahmad scores with the left hand. Vrinceanu knows he should have avoided that one.
Vrinceanu showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Ahmad.
Ahmad throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Good exchange - Ahmad coming out on top.
Vrinceanu will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Vrinceanu takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Ahmad digs a good hook to Vrinceanu's body.
Ahmad scores with a nice head shot.
Ahmad lands with a right hand.
Vrinceanu slips a jab and a cross from Ahmad.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Ahmad chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Vrinceanu can pounce on him.
Ahmad scores with a hook to the body. Vrinceanu takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Vrinceanu gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Ahmad counters with a series of strikes. Vrinceanu will be more careful next time no doubt.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Ahmad leaves Vrinceanu with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Vrinceanu doesn't succeed with the takedown
letting Ahmad counter with a right hand.
Ahmad throws a looping overhand right but Vrinceanu ducks down to avoid it.
Fatey Ahmad is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Ahmad punishes Vrinceanu's body with a nice straight punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vrinceanu shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Ahmad but Ahmad pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Ahmad is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Vrinceanu with a body shot.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Morgan Vrinceanu. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ahmad scores with a crisp jab that stopped Vrinceanu in his tracks.
A big right from Ahmad misses.
Ahmad ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
A combination from Ahmad does no damage.
Vrinceanu drops down looking for a counter takedown but Ahmad sprawls and moves away.
Fatey Ahmad is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Ahmad fails to land with a series of punches.
Vrinceanu is looking light on his feet compared to last time was saw him fight.
Vrinceanu with a lazy takedown attempt
and Ahmad counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
A combination from Ahmad does no damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Vrinceanu gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Ahmad counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Ahmad throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Ahmad throws a right and a left that Vrinceanu avoids nicely.
Ahmad lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Vrinceanu at a distance.
Ahmad misses with a double jab

and Vrinceanu holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vrinceanu keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Ahmad's efforts to push away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vrinceanu prevents Ahmad from breaking the clinch.
Ahmad has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Vrinceanu goes for a takedown in the clinch but Ahmad prevents it.
Vrinceanu can't get the takedown.
Vrinceanu can't get the takedown.

Ahmad pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Ahmad misses with a two punch combination.
Vrinceanu needs to keep his hands up - Ahmad had a free shot at his head there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Vrinceanu showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Ahmad.
Ahmad moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Vrinceanu with a poor takedown
and Ahmad counters with a lovely straight right hand!
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Ahmad throws a nice looking combination but Vrinceanu bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Ahmad with a jab.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Fatey Ahmad showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


Ahmad moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Ahmad misses with a jab, cross combination.
Ahmad misses with the combination.
Ahmad throws a right hand that Vrinceanu ducks under and follows up with a left that Vrinceanu also avoids with ease.
Vrinceanu wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Ahmad fails to land with a series of punches.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ahmad swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Vrinceanu slips under a jab from Ahmad.
Vrinceanu appears to be looking for a counter takedown.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ahmad connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Ahmad changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Vrinceanu misses with a takedown attempt - Ahmad sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Ahmad misses with a wild combination.
Vrinceanu half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Vrinceanu shoots in looking for a takedown but Ahmad manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Vrinceanu's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Ahmad thuds a left hand into Vrinceanu's body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ahmad feints a jab promting Vrinceanu to slip. Ahmad then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Vrinceanu slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Ahmad tests Vrinceanu's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Vrinceanu looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Ahmad misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Ahmad takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Ahmad throws a nice looking combination but Vrinceanu bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Ahmad keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Morgan Vrinceanu. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Vrinceanu darts in looking for a takedown but Ahmad gets double underhooks and turns Vrinceanu into the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ahmad stuffs the takedown.
Ahmad connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Vrinceanu fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Ahmad avoids it really well and circles away.
A nice side step and Ahmad releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Vrinceanu with a poor takedown
and Ahmad counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.

Vrinceanu drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Ahmad is looking to get back to his feet here but Vrinceanu is keeping cool and he's managed to take Ahmad's back.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ahmad wants to get back to his feet.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Ahmad defending nicely against the rear naked choke attempt.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Vrinceanu is persistently looking for the submission but Ahmad is defending it well.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.

Judge Bart Greer scores the fight for Fatey Ahmad!
Judge Dirk Anderson scores the fight for Fatey Ahmad!
Judge Michael Johnstone scores the fight for Fatey Ahmad!

Fatey Ahmad wins by unanimous decision!
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
48%

 

Event: 21     
Date:   Feb 14, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Bogdan Vrinceanu and Yevgeni Kozlov. Vrinceanu's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, The Foggy dew. Kozlov has chosen For those about to Rock as his entrance music. Bogdan Vrinceanu has a significant reach advantage - let's see if he can make it count.

180 cm
25
154 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
168 cm
25
155 lbs
2 - 2 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Good kicks
KO power
BJJ Purple Belt
Brawler
Determined

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Bogdan Vrinceanu!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Yevgeni Kozlov!
The judges for this bout are Michael Johnstone, Sandra Marshall and Santiago Holmes.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kozlov shoots in looking for a takedown. Vrinceanu tries to sprawl out of it but Kozlov keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Vrinceanu manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Kozlov throws a right and a left that both miss.
Kozlov's coach down at Cozad The Island was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Kozlov's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Kozlov tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Vrinceanu defends well and Kozlov ends up having to push Vrinceanu into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Vrinceanu looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
A low kick from Kozlov is predictable there
and Vrinceanu counters with a thumping low kick.
Horrible takedown attempt by Kozlov or perhaps it was just good defense by Vrinceanu, which made it look bad.
Bogdan Vrinceanu has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Yevgeni Kozlov.
Kozlov gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Vrinceanu counters with a monster head kick that knocks Kozlov out cold! He topples like fallen a tree, crashing to the mat! Timbeeeeeerrr!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:36 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Bogdan Vrinceanu!
Bogdan Vrinceanu retains his featherweight title!
Bogdan Vrinceanu took some time post fight to say the following; 'this division is my division,im gonna rip the head off of everybody in this org.'.
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
52%

 

Event: 4Kings . 006     
Date:   Feb 11, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Mee Vattalles and Stephen Ortz. Mee Vattalles has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.

178 cm
18
181 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
180 cm
21
175 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Counter fighter
Good chin
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Tends to cut

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Mee Vattalles!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Stephen Ortz!
The judges for this bout are Arvi Lind, Anni Minnemäki and Tarja Halkonen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Vattalles shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Ortz as he jumps to the side.

Ortz moves into the clinch successfully.

Ortz is trying to trip Vattalles. He has hold of a leg but Vattalles is hopping around, keeping his balance for the moment. Ortz persists though and gets the takedown into guard.
Vattalles wants to sweep here but Ortz controlling him for the moment.
Ortz trying to control but Vattalles is working from the bottom.
Ortz might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Vattalles haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ortz trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Vattalles tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Ortz pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Vattalles is keeping the position for now.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ortz is looking to pass into half guard but Vattalles pushes him away with his feet and jumps on top - now Vattalles is in guard.

Vattalles trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Ortz keeping moving, preventing Vattalles from controlling successfully.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Ortz is trying to keep Vattalles in close.
Vattalles trying to control but Ortz is working from the bottom.
Vattalles tries to free his leg and advance position but Ortz is retaining full guard.

Ortz looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Vattalles passes into side control.
Vattalles grinds an elbow into Ortz's temple.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ortz tries to improve position but can't.

Vattalles is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Ortz has escaped the position, nice work there.
Ortz regains half guard.
Ortz is looking for a sweep. Vattalles is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Vattalles works his way into full mount!
Vattalles tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Ortz is in all sorts of trouble here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vattalles controlling from the full mount.
Vattalles trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Ortz really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Vattalles trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Vattalles raining down shots from the mount!
Vattalles trying to control but he's not successful this time.

Vattalles working to secure an arm triangle but it's not happening for him just yet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Vattalles looking to control but Ortz is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Vattalles controlling his opponent.
Ortz is trying desperately to improve position.
Vattalles trying to control but Ortz is having none of it.
Vattalles definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Ortz wants to hold on but Vattalles pushes him away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Vattalles dives in and scores a takedown into Ortz's guard.
Vattalles wants to control from the top but Ortz keeps moving.
Vattalles tries to free his leg and advance position but Ortz is retaining full guard.
Vattalles throws a big right hand that misses.
Ortz keeping full guard, as Vattalles tries to pass.

Ortz working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Vattalles doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Vattalles manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ortz is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Vattalles trying to control but Ortz is working from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Ortz had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Vattalles defends it easily.
Vattalles preventing the sweep.
Ortz working a defensive guard but Vattalles manages to pass into side control anyway.
Vattalles is putting a hurting on Ortz here, landing some big shots from side control.
Ortz trying to remain calm as Vattalles controls from the top position.

Vattalles is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Ortz is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Vattalles is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Ortz can do to turn this around?
Ortz is trying to get back to half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Vattalles trying to control the action but Ortz is working from the bottom.
Ortz on the wrong end of some ground and pound.

Vattalles tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Vattalles has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Vattalles scores with a couple of short elbows.
Vattalles in side control lands a decent elbow.
Vattalles wants to lay and pray for a moment but Ortz keeps working.
Mee Vattalles overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vattalles advances nicely into full mount.
Vattalles looking to control but Ortz is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Ortz is wriggling around trying to escape.
Vattalles lands a heavy elbow.
Ortz is breathing heavily.

Vattalles is giving the impression that he's looking to ground and pound but he switches suddenly into a beautiful far side armbar! Ortz is forced to tap! Great finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:56 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Mee Vattalles!
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RATING
32%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Feb 05, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Lyndon Perez and Steve Routh. Steve Routh has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

211 cm
18
151 lbs
1 - 6 - 0
180 cm
20
145 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Experienced
BJJ Blue Belt
Good kicks
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Lyndon Perez!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steve Routh!
The judges for this bout are Gwen Towbar, Robert Twigg and Daniel Franklin.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Perez tries to close the distance and clinch up but Routh swats him away and circles back towards the center.
No joy there for Perez, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
A head kick misses from Perez.
Perez blocks a head kick by Routh.
Routh misses with a head kick.
Routh pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Routh throws a head kick but Perez moves out of range.
Perez drops down looking for a counter takedown but Routh sprawls and moves away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Routh misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
It looked like Perez was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.

Perez moves into the clinch.
Routh has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.

Perez gets double underhooks and manages to take the fight to the ground.

Routh is scooting his butt against the cage and has managed to get back to his feet. Perez presses him back against the cage, presumably looking to take the fight back to the mat.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Routh breaks the clinch.
A head kick misses from Routh.
Perez is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Routh.

Perez clinches.
Routh is trying to force a seperation but Perez has the dominant position.
Perez really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Perez goes for a takedown in the clinch but Routh prevents it.
Routh avoids the elbow strike from Perez, against the cage.
Perez tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Routh just stands there and leans against the cage.
Perez keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Routh's efforts to push away.

Routh pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Routh misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Routh misses with a head kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Perez clinches up against the cage.

Routh breaks from the clinch.

Perez closes the distance and pushes Routh back into the cage.

Perez pulls guard successfully.

Perez kicks Routh off and gets to his feet.
Steve Routh seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A head kick misses from Routh.
Perez wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Routh throws a lazy uppercut

and Perez counters by moving into the clinch.

Perez has Routh pressed up against the cage. He's trying to work for a single leg takedown. Perez pulls back from the cage and twists to the side, sending Routh tumbling to the mat - Perez dives into Routh's guard.

Routh wriggles free and stands up.
Routh pulls out of a head kick attempt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Routh throws a sloppy head kick

and Perez counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Perez.
Routh looks winded!

Perez has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Routh uses from the top position.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Perez is on top in guard.


Perez stands up from Routh's guard - Perez perhaps looking for a knockout.
Routh throws a sloppy head kick
and Perez counters with a left and a right that stings Routh.
Routh throws a head kick but Perez moves out of range.
Routh pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Perez lands a head kick!
Perez avoids the head kick by Routh.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Perez fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Routh, pushing him back against the cage.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Routh is trying to break the clinch but Perez is controlling him.

Perez has Routh pressed up against the cage. He's trying to work for a single leg takedown. Perez pulls back from the cage and twists to the side, sending Routh tumbling to the mat - Perez dives into Routh's guard.

Routh scrambles and gets back to his feet.

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

Perez jumps into guard, dragging Routh to the mat.

Perez is edging up against the cage. He's using the cage to get back to his feet. Nice work there - the fighters are clinched.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Routh pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Lyndon Perez 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.


Routh misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Routh tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Perez appears to be looking for a big counter.
Routh blocks a head kick by Perez.

Perez has closed the distance and engaged Routh in a clinch.

Routh breaks from the clinch.
Routh throws a head kick that misses.
It looked like Perez was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Routh throws a head kick but Perez moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Routh throws a head kick that misses

and Perez holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Routh is breathing heavily.
Perez wants a takedown.
Perez tries to pull guard but Routh won't allow it.
Perez is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Routh pulls him back up using the underhooks.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Lyndon Perez. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Routh misses with a hook to the ribs.
Perez has Routh pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Routh manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Perez is trying to pull guard but Routh turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Perez jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Routh walks away with a smile on his face. Perez gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Routh throws a head kick that half lands.
Routh throws a head kick that misses.

Perez moves into the clinch successfully.
Routh wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Routh looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Perez prevents Routh from breaking the clinch.

Routh pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Steve Routh seems to be getting the better of the standup.

Perez gets in close and instigates a clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Routh prevents the takedown attempt.
Lyndon Perez has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Routh has had enough of the clinch but Perez keeps him there for the moment.
Perez has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Routh is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Routh can't break the clinch.
Perez jumps guard but Routh turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.

Routh pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
A head kick by Routh misses

and Perez counters with a shoot takedown. Routh fights it but they end up in guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Perez is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Perez throwing strikes from guard but Routh blocks nicely.
Routh wants to stand but Perez is controlling the position.

Routh is working an open guard so Perez takes the opportunity to get back to his feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Routh pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Perez steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Routh.
It looked like Perez wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Routh pulls out of a head kick attempt.

Perez gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Perez tries for a takedown but Routh manages to get underhooks.
Routh misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Perez goes for a takedown attempt but Routh pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
Routh tries a head kick but it misses.
Perez has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.

Perez darts in and clinches Routh up against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Perez tries to pull guard but Routh won't allow it.

Perez drags the fight down to the ground.
Perez wants to get back to his feet but Routh is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Perez holds on and takes a little breather.

Perez is scooting his butt against the cage and has managed to get back to his feet. Routh presses him back against the cage, presumably looking to take the fight back to the mat.
Routh is trying to push Perez away but Perez has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.

Routh pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.

Perez instigates a clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Routh gets underhooks to prevent Perez's takedown attempt.

Perez jumps guard.
Routh would like to get this fight back to the feet but can't get free from the closed guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Lyndon Perez will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


Routh pulls out of a head kick attempt.

Perez forces Routh back against the cage and clinches.
Perez is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.

Perez manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.

Perez has managed to wall walk up one of the corner posts to get back to his feet. Routh is pushing him up against the cage, looking to control the position.
Perez is trying to pull guard but Routh turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Routh wants to break the clinch but can't.
Perez fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Routh dodges an elbow strike from Perez.

Routh's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Routh throws a sloppy head kick and Perez moves out of range easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The fight stays on the outside here - Perez looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Routh is looking for the big counter here.
Routh pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Routh misses with a head kick.
Routh takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Routh throws a head kick but Perez moves out of range.
It looked like Perez was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Routh throws a head kick that misses
and Perez counters with a two punch combo.
Perez moves out of range of the strikes.
Perez was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Routh throws a hook but Perez blocks it.

Perez closes the distance and pushes Routh back into the cage.
Perez has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Routh after a bit of a struggle.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Lyndon Perez. That's going to take a lot out of him.

Perez pulls guard effortlessly.
Perez wants to sweep but no luck.

Routh stands up from guard. Let's bang!
Routh tries a head kick but it misses.
A head kick by Routh misses
and Perez connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Routh pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Routh throws a head kick but Perez moves out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Perez gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Perez is trying to pull guard but Routh has him pressed against the cage.

Perez decides to pull guard.

Perez uses the cage to get back to his feet.
Routh throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
As Routh tries to get set, Perez tries to push him back and clinch up but Routh manages to avoid the attempt.
Routh keeps the fight on the outside.
Perez tries to clinch there but Routh circles away.

Perez clinches up with Routh and pushes him back against the cage.
Routh is looking to break free of the clinch but Perez has double underhooks.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Perez goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Perez is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Routh can do to turn this around?
Perez wants to take the fight to the mat but Routh manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Perez tries to score a body lock takedown but Routh shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Routh wants to break the clinch but can't.
Perez drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Routh gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Perez tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.

Routh escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Routh lands a head kick. Perez smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Perez is looking to clinch.
A head kick misses from Routh.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Gwen Towbar scores the fight 30:27
Judge Robert Twigg scores the fight 30:27
Judge Daniel Franklin scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Lyndon Perez!
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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
53%

 

Event: 20     
Date:   Feb 05, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Denis Cutesic Junior and Morgan Vrinceanu. This should be a great matchup!

215 cm
18
140 lbs
0 - 4 - 0
179 cm
20
145 lbs
0 - 3 - 0
BJJ White Belt
Brawler
Intelligent
BJJ Blue Belt
Brawler
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Denis Cutesic Junior!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Morgan Vrinceanu!
The judges for this bout are Michael Johnstone, Peter Branson and Santiago Holmes.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Cutesic Junior keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Cutesic Junior looks exhausted already! Oh dear, he should have come in in better shape than this!
Cutesic Junior stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Cutesic Junior wants it to stay on the feet.
Vrinceanu throws a shot to the body.
Vrinceanu darts in looking for a takedown but Cutesic Junior gets double underhooks and turns Vrinceanu into the cage.
Denis Cutesic Junior has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Morgan Vrinceanu.
Cutesic Junior keeps the fight on the outside.
Cutesic Junior shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Vrinceanu misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Vrinceanu shoots in for a double leg but Cutesic Junior sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Cutesic Junior looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Cutesic Junior misses with a low kick.
Vrinceanu pushes Cutesic Junior away with a front kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A thudding body kick lands there by Vrinceanu!
Cutesic Junior stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Cutesic Junior wants it to stay on the feet.
Cutesic Junior changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Vrinceanu tries to avoid it but Cutesic Junior manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Vrinceanu to the ground. Vrinceanu escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Cutesic Junior stuffs the takedown.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Vrinceanu bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Vrinceanu looks to score with a jab to the body but Cutesic Junior is just out of range.
Cutesic Junior throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Vrinceanu tries to clinch there but Cutesic Junior circles away.
Cutesic Junior is looking for a counter combo.
Cutesic Junior keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Vrinceanu shoots for a takedown but Cutesic Junior saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Cutesic Junior went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Vrinceanu wants to clinch up but Cutesic Junior keeps it at a distance.
Vrinceanu stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Vrinceanu wants it to stay on the feet.
Cutesic Junior stuffs the takedown attempt from Vrinceanu. Vrinceanu gets slowly back to his feet.

Cutesic Junior clinches with his opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cutesic Junior will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Vrinceanu up against the cage.
Vrinceanu stalling in the clinch but Cutesic Junior improves position.
Vrinceanu wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Cutesic Junior really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Cutesic Junior is struggling to control the position.
Vrinceanu working hard to break the clinch.
Vrinceanu works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Cutesic Junior has Vrinceanu pressed against the cage, preventing Vrinceanu from circling away and getting back to striking at range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Vrinceanu ties up his opponent against the cage and manages to drag the fight down to the ground. Vrinceanu no doubt will be looking to work submissions from his guard.
Cutesic Junior trying to move into half guard but instead Vrinceanu has managed to sweep!

Cutesic Junior tries to strike from the bottom.

Vrinceanu thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Vrinceanu trying to control the position from guard on top but Cutesic Junior is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Cutesic Junior trying to keep a closed guard but Vrinceanu is proving a slippery customer.
Vrinceanu postures up in Cutesic Junior's guard and throws a big left but Cutesic Junior blocks it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Vrinceanu drops back looking for a leg! Cutesic Junior is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Cutesic Junior manages to kick Vrinceanu off! Vrinceanu jumps back into Cutesic Junior's guard.

Vrinceanu gets to his feet. Cutesic Junior looking to butt scoot but the ref puts an end to that. On your feet son!
Vrinceanu shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Cutesic Junior sprawls well. Cutesic Junior wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Vrinceanu gets slowly back to his feet.
Cutesic Junior appears to be looking for a big counter.
Vrinceanu shoots and misses

and Cutesic Junior moves into the clinch.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Cutesic Junior missing with knees to the body.
Cutesic Junior stalls.
Vrinceanu is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Cutesic Junior is keeping busy.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Morgan Vrinceanu will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Vrinceanu is trying hard to land a takedown here. Cutesic Junior sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Cutesic Junior misses with a kick to the body.
Vrinceanu has tried to improve his agility in the runup to this fight.
A looping hook to the body misses from Vrinceanu. Cutesic Junior does a little dance to reset his feet.
Denis Cutesic Junior is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Cutesic Junior shoots and misses
and Vrinceanu counters with a kick to the head that grazes his opponent. Cutesic Junior is lucky that one didn't land flush.
Vrinceanu misses with a takedown attempt - Cutesic Junior sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Cutesic Junior is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Vrinceanu shoots in looking for a takedown. Cutesic Junior tries to sprawl out of it but Vrinceanu keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Cutesic Junior manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Denis Cutesic Junior has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Morgan Vrinceanu.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Cutesic Junior drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.

Vrinceanu throws his opponent off and manages to get back to his feet! Nicely done!
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cutesic Junior steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Vrinceanu. That one must have hurt.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Vrinceanu is defended easily by Cutesic Junior.
Vrinceanu changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Cutesic Junior tries to avoid it but Vrinceanu manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Cutesic Junior to the ground. Cutesic Junior escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.

Cutesic Junior feints and as Vrinceanu raises his hands in defense, Cutesic Junior changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.

Vrinceanu pushes Cutesic Junior off and gets back to his feet.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Cutesic Junior stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Vrinceanu.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Vrinceanu shoots in but Cutesic Junior avoids the takedown attempt easily.

Cutesic Junior darts in and clinches Vrinceanu up against the cage.
Cutesic Junior is trying to break the clinch but Vrinceanu has him pressed against the cage.
Vrinceanu wants a takedown but no success here.
Cutesic Junior tries to break free but Vrinceanu pushes him back against the cage.
Cutesic Junior wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Vrinceanu is trying to push Cutesic Junior away but Cutesic Junior has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cutesic Junior taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
Cutesic Junior has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Vrinceanu is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Vrinceanu wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Vrinceanu tries to break free but Cutesic Junior pushes him back against the cage.
Vrinceanu slows down the pace here.
Vrinceanu tries to pull guard but Cutesic Junior won't allow it.
A frustrated look appears on Vrinceanu's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Cutesic Junior has Vrinceanu pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Vrinceanu manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.

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.
Cutesic Junior tries to pull guard but Vrinceanu forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Vrinceanu tries to throw a body punch but Cutesic Junior avoids it by throwing Vrinceanu back against the cage.
Cutesic Junior tries to pull guard but Vrinceanu forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Vrinceanu is trying to break free.
Vrinceanu jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Cutesic Junior walks away with a smile on his face. Vrinceanu gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Cutesic Junior swats away the attempt to clinch by Vrinceanu.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Vrinceanu closes the distance and clinches up with Cutesic Junior, looking for a takedown. Vrinceanu pushes Cutesic Junior against the cage but Cutesic Junior circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Cutesic Junior fails with the takedown.
Vrinceanu looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Morgan Vrinceanu 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!


Vrinceanu fails to land the takedown.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Vrinceanu - that will leave a mark!
Horrible takedown attempt by Vrinceanu or perhaps it was just good defense by Cutesic Junior, which made it look bad.
Vrinceanu will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Denis Cutesic Junior has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Morgan Vrinceanu.
Cutesic Junior throws a right and a left that both miss.
Vrinceanu avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vrinceanu goes for a double leg but Cutesic Junior avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Cutesic Junior continues to drive forward.

Vrinceanu tries to keep at a distance but Cutesic Junior has taken the fight into the clinch.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Cutesic Junior is defending well against a takedown attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cutesic Junior controlling the action here for a moment.
Cutesic Junior has Vrinceanu pressed against the cage, preventing Vrinceanu from circling away and getting back to striking at range.

Vrinceanu breaks from the clinch.

Cutesic Junior darts in and clinches Vrinceanu up against the cage.
Cutesic Junior stalling in the clinch.
Vrinceanu wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Cutesic Junior has him pressed against the cage.
Cutesic Junior tries for a takedown but Vrinceanu manages to get underhooks.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.

Vrinceanu has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Cutesic Junior uses from the top position.
Vrinceanu trying to control the position.
Cutesic Junior will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Vrinceanu bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Cutesic Junior's guard.

The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Vrinceanu drops back looking for a submission - "I'm sorry sir, but I'm gunna break your leg" says Vrinceanu as he cranks on the unfortunate limb! Cutesic Junior screams and taps out before any major damage is done! Don't mess with Vrinceanu! Nice submission victory there!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:48 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kneebar). Morgan Vrinceanu!
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Event: 20     
Date:   Feb 05, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Bogdan Vrinceanu and Stacey Poole. Vrinceanu comes to the cage accompanied by The Foggy dew. Stacey Poole has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

180 cm
25
154 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
165 cm
25
141 lbs
2 - 3 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Good kicks
KO power
BJJ Blue Belt
Brawler
Solid chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the vacant featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Bogdan Vrinceanu!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 2 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Stacey Poole!
The judges for this bout are David Hoff, Winston Alpacca and Bart Greer.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Poole shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Vrinceanu as he jumps to the side.
Poole lands a slapping body shot.
Poole wants to clinch up but Vrinceanu keeps it at a distance.
Vrinceanu throws a quick counter head kick but Poole was just out of range.
Vrinceanu looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Vrinceanu tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Poole swivels and escapes.

Vrinceanu closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Poole tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Poole is trying to pull guard but Vrinceanu turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.

Poole escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vrinceanu lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Vrinceanu darts in looking for a takedown but Poole gets double underhooks and turns Vrinceanu into the cage.
Poole has a takedown stuffed.
Bogdan Vrinceanu has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Stacey Poole.

That's one minute gone in the round.
No joy there for Poole, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Poole shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Vrinceanu sprawls well. Vrinceanu wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Poole gets slowly back to his feet.
Poole tries to clinch but Vrinceanu moves out of range.
Vrinceanu changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.

Vrinceanu fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Poole sprawls well initially but Vrinceanu persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
Poole blocking the ground and pound attempt from Vrinceanu.
Poole is trying to get back to full guard.

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

Vrinceanu is working for a kimura but Poole is defending it quite comfortably.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Poole has hold of Vrinceanu's hands but Vrinceanu slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Poole keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Vrinceanu seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Vrinceanu not landing any meaningful shots this time.

Poole is defending against the submission attempts here by Vrinceanu.
Vrinceanu missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Poole avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Vrinceanu.

Vrinceanu is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Poole sees it coming and defends easily.
Poole wants to control but Vrinceanu is keeping busy.

Vrinceanu is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Vrinceanu is keen to just control but Poole is a slippery customer.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Vrinceanu stops Poole from getting back to his feet.
We may be looking at a referee standup if the pace doesn't pick up soon.

Vrinceanu 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.
Poole is trying to stand up here but Vrinceanu is controlling him well.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Vrinceanu closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Poole did well to prevent Vrinceanu getting side control.
Vrinceanu is nestled in close to Poole, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Poole looks winded!
Vrinceanu thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Poole's head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Bogdan Vrinceanu 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.



Vrinceanu closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Vrinceanu is looking to pass Poole's guard but actually Poole recovers to full guard.
Poole wants to sweep but no luck.
Vrinceanu missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Vrinceanu looking to sit in guard and control but Poole gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Vrinceanu has control of Poole's left arm, preventing Poole from doing any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Poole is looking to work some ground and pound but Vrinceanu has wrist control.
Poole is fighting to break Vrinceanu's control of his arms but Vrinceanu is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Poole is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.

Poole drops back looking for a leg! Vrinceanu is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Vrinceanu manages to kick Poole off! Poole jumps back into Vrinceanu's guard.
Vrinceanu knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Poole on the ground.
Vrinceanu keeping moving, preventing Poole from controlling successfully.
Bogdan Vrinceanu overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Vrinceanu holds on and takes a little breather.
Poole working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Vrinceanu seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Poole tries to stand but Vrinceanu is controlling from the bottom.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
A head kick misses from Vrinceanu.
Vrinceanu shoots in looking for a takedown but Poole manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Vrinceanu's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Poole throws a head kick that looked like it stung.

Vrinceanu is rocked!
Poole swings wildly with a couple of big hooks

and Vrinceanu counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Poole is breathing heavily.
Vrinceanu jumps guard but Poole turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Vrinceanu jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Poole walks away with a smile on his face. Vrinceanu gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Bogdan Vrinceanu. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Poole tries a head kick but it misses.
Vrinceanu tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Poole changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Poole moves to clinch but Vrinceanu breaks away
and Vrinceanu connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Poole tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Poole is looking to clinch.
Poole throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Vrinceanu's waist but Vrinceanu gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Poole off to one side.

Vrinceanu changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Poole looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Poole is trying to control Vrinceanu's posture but Vrinceanu avoids it.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Vrinceanu grinds an elbow into Poole's temple.
Vrinceanu just content to control the position.
Vrinceanu working the ground and pound from side control.
Vrinceanu is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Poole can do to turn this around?
Vrinceanu scoring with punches from side control.
Vrinceanu lands a few punches from side control.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Vrinceanu scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Poole to see if he's OK.
Vrinceanu landing with strikes to the head and body from side control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Vrinceanu closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Vrinceanu lands in his opponent's guard.
Vrinceanu trying to control but Poole is working from the bottom.
Poole utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Vrinceanu postures up in Poole's guard and throws a big left but Poole blocks it.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Vrinceanu accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Poole is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Vrinceanu won't allow Poole to sweep him here.
Poole takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Vrinceanu stands up from Poole's guard - Vrinceanu perhaps looking for a knockout.
Vrinceanu defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Poole.
Poole tries for a takedown but Vrinceanu circles away easily
and Vrinceanu counters with a kick to the head that grazes his opponent. Poole is lucky that one didn't land flush.
Poole takes a kick to the side of the head.

Vrinceanu shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Poole is trying to defend but Vrinceanu finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Vrinceanu controlling the action here.
Vrinceanu not landing any meaningful shots this time.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Vrinceanu working the head and body with strikes.
Vrinceanu 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 fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Poole is looking for a sweep. Vrinceanu is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Poole taking some punishment here, with Vrinceanu in his half guard.
Vrinceanu looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Poole is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Vrinceanu scores with a couple of nice shots.
Vrinceanu looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Vrinceanu will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Vrinceanu looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Poole is looking to get full guard. It looks like he might be successful but at the last minute Vrinceanu jumps into side control!

Vrinceanu decides to stand back up. Vrinceanu steps back and let's Poole get back to his feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

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

Vrinceanu escapes and gets back to his feet.
Vrinceanu tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Vrinceanu misses with a head kick.
A combination from Poole does no damage.

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

Vrinceanu is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Vrinceanu content to control rather than advance.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Vrinceanu throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.

Vrinceanu wants to work for an arm triangle but Poole is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Poole is trying to stand back up but Vrinceanu is controlling him
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Vrinceanu lands with a punch from half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Bogdan Vrinceanu clearly takes that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Vrinceanu slips a jab and a cross from Poole.
Vrinceanu fails with a takedown attempt.
Vrinceanu is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Poole.
Poole doesn't manage to clinch there - Vrinceanu circles away.
Vrinceanu blocks a head kick by Poole.
Vrinceanu blocks a head kick by Poole.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Poole lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Vrinceanu lands a glancing blow to the side of Poole's head.
Poole is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Poole misses with a double jab.
Stacey Poole seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Vrinceanu goes for a double leg but Poole avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Poole continues to drive forward.
Poole is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.
Stacey Poole is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Vrinceanu gets the takedown into side control.
Vrinceanu landing with strikes to the head and body from side control.
Poole is trying to get back to half guard.
Vrinceanu scoring with punches and elbows.

Vrinceanu tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Vrinceanu has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Vrinceanu lands a few punches from side control.

Vrinceanu tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sloppy strikes there by Vrinceanu.
Poole is trying to escape and get back to his feet.
Vrinceanu connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Poole some visible discomfort.

Vrinceanu stands up and we're back to a striking position.
Vrinceanu lands a head kick. Poole smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Stacey Poole seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Poole gets caught napping as Vrinceanu dives in and scores a takedown. Poole manages to retain guard.

Vrinceanu is holding a leg here, probably looking for an ankle lock - he drops back and goes for it! Poole is in trouble! Is it all over??? No! Poole has escaped and now he's on top!

Vrinceanu keeping moving, preventing Poole from controlling successfully.
Vrinceanu has his hands on Poole's head, controlling the position.
Poole prevents Vrinceanu from getting back to his feet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Vrinceanu has his hands on Poole's head, controlling the position.
Poole connects with a couple of short punches.
Poole trying to control but Vrinceanu is working from the bottom.
Poole working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Vrinceanu controlling the position.

Vrinceanu pushes Poole off and gets back to his feet.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Bogdan Vrinceanu will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. This is the final round!


Vrinceanu scores with a head kick.
A head kick from Vrinceanu lands but Poole takes it in his stride.
Poole tries to clinch but Vrinceanu is having none of it.
Poole throws a body shot but no joy.
Poole ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Vrinceanu moves away.
Vrinceanu throwing a counter right hand but Poole manages to avoid it.
Vrinceanu scores with a head kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Poole is looking to clinch.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.

Excellent takedown into side control there by Vrinceanu.
Poole wants to escape from the position here - easier said than done!

That's one minute gone in the round.

Vrinceanu looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.

Vrinceanu goes for an armbar here - this could be all over! But no, Poole has escaped beautifully and is now on top in side control! Oh, that's unlucky for Vrinceanu but great work by Poole.
Poole is looking to take a break and control but Vrinceanu is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Poole tries to score with some ground and pound. Vrinceanu controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.
Poole is the more experienced fighter here and he's going to need to draw on some of that experience if he's going to pull this one out the bag.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Poole wants to control but Vrinceanu is keeping him busy.
Vrinceanu struggling a bit here.
Poole working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter.
Vrinceanu stuck in half guard on the bottom here.
Vrinceanu tries to improve position but can't.
Poole cracks Vrinceanu with a big elbow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vrinceanu is trying to get back to half guard.
What's Vrinceanu going to do here then? He's in a bit of a pickle.
Poole blocks the strikes from Vrinceanu.
The ground and pound from Poole seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.
Poole tries to stand but Vrinceanu is controlling his head.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.
Poole cracks Vrinceanu with a big right hand but Vrinceanu just smiles back at him and invites him to have another go.
Poole works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Poole wants to stand but Vrinceanu has his arm trapped.
Poole throws a knee to the body but it doesn't do much damage.

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

Vrinceanu forces Poole back against the cage and clinches.

Vrinceanu pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Vrinceanu scores with a jab to the head.
Poole swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Vrinceanu throws a head kick that half lands.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Poole tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Vrinceanu was well out of range. Poor timing from Poole.
Vrinceanu circles away from the clinch attempt

and Vrinceanu counters with a nice double leg into guard.

Poole has butterfly guard. He's looking to stand up here. He pushes Vrinceanu off him and springs to his feet nicely. The crowd applauds.

And that's the end of the fight!
Stacey Poole comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Vrinceanu 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 David Hoff scores the fight for Bogdan Vrinceanu!
Judge Winston Alpacca scores the fight for Bogdan Vrinceanu!
Judge Bart Greer scores the fight for Bogdan Vrinceanu!

Bogdan Vrinceanu wins by unanimous decision!

Bogdan Vrinceanu is the new featherweight champion!
As Bogdan Vrinceanu got his breath back, he grabbed the microphone and managed to blurt out the following: Stacey is a solid competitor, Stacey is a warrior, but he shouldn't have been in here with me and that's just the truth of it.'.
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RATING
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Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Jan 29, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Nathan Parrell and Blazko Czereczenko. I'm sure you'll be fascinated to know that I was talking to some pointless Z list celebrity before the fight and he thought that Blazko Czereczenko was going to win. Let's see if he was right.

180 cm
21
155 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
183 cm
23
155 lbs
2 - 2 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Solid boxing
Granite chin
BJJ White Belt
Decent boxing
Determined

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Nathan Parrell!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Blazko Czereczenko!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, Steven Brown and Richard Clark.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Parrell shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Czereczenko throws a counter combo.
Czereczenko throws a right and a left that Parrell avoids nicely.
Parrell seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Czereczenko works over Parrell's head and body with a nice combination.
Czereczenko avoids a punch combination nicely.
Czereczenko scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Czereczenko fails to land with a series of punches.
No joy there for Parrell, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Czereczenko scores with a nice head shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A right-left combo lands from Czereczenko.
Czereczenko throws a right hand that Parrell ducks under and follows up with a left that Parrell also avoids with ease.
Parrell looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Czereczenko is fending him off so far but Parrell persists. Nope, Czereczenko circles away and we're back to standing.
Blazko Czereczenko seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Czereczenko misses with a double jab.
Parrell tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Czereczenko swivels and escapes.
Despite the aggression on Czereczenko's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Nathan Parrell. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Czereczenko connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Parrell throws a combination that misses
and Czereczenko counters with a series of strikes. Parrell will be more careful next time no doubt.
Parrell shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Czereczenko sprawls well. Czereczenko wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Parrell gets slowly back to his feet.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Czereczenko! But no joy.
Sloppy strikes from Parrell. Those never looked like landing.
Parrell is breathing heavily.
Parrell avoids a punch combination nicely.
Czereczenko misses with a few strikes there.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Parrell is defended easily by Czereczenko.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Czereczenko lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Czereczenko's jab looks to have found its range, popping Parrell under the eye.
A big left from Parrell misses.
Parrell gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Czereczenko counters with a one-two to the body.
Czereczenko tries to bum rush Parrell with a series of wild strikes but Parrell uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Czereczenko rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Parrell moves out of range and avoids them all easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Parrell shoots in but Czereczenko avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Czereczenko throws a counter combo.
Parrell cracks Czereczenko with a right hand to the side of the head.
Czereczenko throws a combination. Parrell tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Czereczenko is working the combinations to good effect here.
Parrell fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Czereczenko avoids it really well and circles away.
Czereczenko swinging wildly here.
Czereczenko misses with a two punch combination.
Czereczenko has worked on his takedown defense in the runup to this fight and it is paying off so far.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Czereczenko misses with the combination.
Czereczenko misses with a two punch combination.
Blazko Czereczenko is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Czereczenko swinging wildly here.
Parrell is looking to counter the offense by Czereczenko and move into the clinch.
Czereczenko fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Parrell is looking for a counter combo.
Czereczenko scores with a one two! Parrell had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Czereczenko slips a jab and a cross from Parrell.
Parrell throws a nice looking combination but Czereczenko bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Parrell's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Parrell duly obliges.
Czereczenko misses with a double jab

and Parrell moves into the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Left hook, right uppercut from Czereczenko.

Parrell shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Czereczenko napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Czereczenko is trying to stand back up. He's worked his way up against the cage but Parrell has just dragged him back down to the mat.
Czereczenko is not content to let Parrell control the position.
Czereczenko is putting a lot of effort into getting back to his feet here.
Parrell working the head and body with strikes.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Czereczenko dodges the ground and pound from Parrell.
Parrell wants to lay and pray for a moment but Czereczenko keeps working.
Czereczenko wants to get back to his feet but Parrell drags him back down.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Parrell is looking to take a break and control but Czereczenko is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Parrell in side control lands a nice looking series of punches and elbows.
Parrell throwing strikes but missing, from side control.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Parrell is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Czereczenko knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Czereczenko is pushing Parrell's head away, looking to escape. Parrell manages to hold on to the position though.
Parrell lands a nice forearm strike.
Czereczenko is pushing Parrell's head away, looking to escape. Parrell manages to hold on to the position though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Czereczenko is breathing heavily.
Parrell throwing ground and pound but whilst doing so, he forgets to control position and Czereczenko works his way back to half guard. Good composure under pressure.
Parrell throwing shots but Czereczenko is blocking nicely.
Parrell thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Parrell wants to lay and pray for a moment but Czereczenko keeps working.
Parrell not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Parrell is keen to just control but Czereczenko is a slippery customer.
Czereczenko taking some punishment here, with Parrell in his half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Parrell with the ground and pound but Czereczenko uses the opportunity to regain guard.
Czereczenko wants to stand and escape but Parrell is having none of it.
Czereczenko utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Czereczenko utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Parrell throws a series of strikes that have Czereczenko backpedaling.
Czereczenko misses with the combination.
Horrible takedown attempt by Parrell or perhaps it was just good defense by Czereczenko, which made it look bad.
Czereczenko misses with a two punch combination.
Parrell tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Czereczenko defends well and Parrell ends up having to push Czereczenko into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Parrell shoots in looking for a takedown but Czereczenko manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Parrell's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Nathan Parrell. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Czereczenko dodges the punch combination from Parrell.
Czereczenko will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Czereczenko throws a series of strikes that have Parrell backpedaling.
Czereczenko lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Czereczenko.
Nathan Parrell is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Czereczenko thuds his right hand into Parrell's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Parrell shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Czereczenko as he jumps to the side.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Blazko Czereczenko will probably get the nod - 10:9.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. And we move into the final round!


Czereczenko scores with a one two! Parrell had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Czereczenko misses with a two punch combination.
Parrell looks for a takedown but Czereczenko sprawls well.
Czereczenko has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Czereczenko throws a right and a left that Parrell avoids nicely.
Parrell seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Czereczenko's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Czereczenko duly obliges.
Czereczenko avoids a punch combination nicely.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Parrell slips a jab and a cross from Czereczenko.
Left hook, right uppercut from Czereczenko.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Czereczenko defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Parrell.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Czereczenko! But no joy.
Parrell shoots for a double leg takedown but Czereczenko sprawls well. He's pushed Parrell's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Nathan Parrell. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Czereczenko throws a right hand that Parrell ducks under and follows up with a left that Parrell also avoids with ease.
As Czereczenko tries to get set, Parrell tries to push him back and clinch up but Czereczenko manages to avoid the attempt.
A left and a right from Czereczenko both land. Nice combination.
Czereczenko lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Czereczenko.
Parrell showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Czereczenko.
Parrell swinging wildly here.
No joy there for Czereczenko, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Parrell is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Czereczenko.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Czereczenko throws a series of punches but Parrell avoids them all with ease.
Parrell misses with a takedown attempt - Czereczenko sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Nice cross by Czereczenko.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A combination from Czereczenko does no damage.
Parrell dodges the punch combination from Czereczenko.
Parrell has a takedown stuffed.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Czereczenko misses with a double jab.
Parrell looks for a takedown but Czereczenko sprawls well.
Parrell has a takedown stuffed.
Czereczenko works over Parrell's head and body with a nice combination.
Czereczenko fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Parrell half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
A combination from Parrell does no damage.
Blazko Czereczenko seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Parrell looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Czereczenko is fending him off so far but Parrell persists. Nope, Czereczenko circles away and we're back to standing.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Czereczenko throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Parrell.
Czereczenko lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Parrell backs up against the cage.
Czereczenko moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Parrell looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Parrell lands with a cross.
Parrell throws a right and a left that Czereczenko avoids nicely.
Czereczenko throws a series of strikes that have Parrell backpedaling.
Parrell throws a right hand that Czereczenko ducks under and follows up with a left that Czereczenko also avoids with ease.
Czereczenko works over Parrell's head and body with a nice combination.
Nathan Parrell has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Blazko Czereczenko is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Czereczenko misses with a few strikes there.

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

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Blazko Czereczenko!
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Event: 19     
Date:   Jan 27, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Bogdan Vrinceanu and Joe Stallone. Vrinceanu comes to the cage accompanied by The Foggy dew. Joe Stallone has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

180 cm
25
154 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
172 cm
24
152 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Good kicks
KO power
BJJ White Belt
Excellent boxer
Solid chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Bogdan Vrinceanu!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Joe Stallone!
The judges for this bout are Bart Greer, Peter Branson and Sandra Marshall.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Stallone takes a head kick and keeps coming.

It looks like Joe Stallone has been cut.

Vrinceanu looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
Vrinceanu throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.

Vrinceanu is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Stallone is just riding it out for now. Vrinceanu eventually gives up the hold.
Stallone trying to control from the bottom.

Vrinceanu is trying to work for a kimura but Stallone is defending well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Stallone is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Vrinceanu pulls his head out easily.
Vrinceanu lands with a punch from half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ground and pound from Vrinceanu.
Stallone has hold of Vrinceanu's hands but Vrinceanu slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.

Stallone is defending against the submission attempts here by Vrinceanu.

Vrinceanu is trying to work for a kimura but Stallone is defending well.
Vrinceanu scores with a couple of good hammerfists.

Vrinceanu is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Vrinceanu is looking for a kimura but Stallone is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Vrinceanu to get the leverage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Stallone is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Vrinceanu pulls his head out easily.
Stallone really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Vrinceanu. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Stallone misses with some strikes from the bottom.
Vrinceanu working the head and body with strikes.
Vrinceanu takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Vrinceanu lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Vrinceanu is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Nice strikes from Vrinceanu there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Vrinceanu is trying to work for a kimura but Stallone is defending well.
Vrinceanu is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Vrinceanu is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.

Stallone actively working from the bottom here.
Stallone on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Stallone has hold of Vrinceanu's hands but Vrinceanu slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.

Stallone actively working from the bottom here.
Stallone is looking to improve his position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Vrinceanu is working for a kimura but Stallone is defending it quite comfortably.
Vrinceanu working the head and body with strikes.
Vrinceanu trying to control the action but Stallone is working from the bottom.

Vrinceanu is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Stallone is just riding it out for now. Vrinceanu eventually gives up the hold.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Stallone actively working from the bottom here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Bogdan Vrinceanu dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Joe Stallone's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.



Vrinceanu looking to score a takedown here. Stallone is defending well but Vrinceanu drives through and ends up in Stallone's guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Stallone keeping moving, preventing Vrinceanu from controlling successfully.
Vrinceanu pushing down on Stallone's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Vrinceanu winds up and cracks Stallone with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Bogdan Vrinceanu overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

Vrinceanu 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.
Stallone has hold of Vrinceanu's hands but Vrinceanu slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.

That's one minute gone in the round.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Stallone tries to get to full guard but Vrinceanu has control of the leg.
Vrinceanu 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.

Stallone looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Vrinceanu lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.

Vrinceanu postures up and decides to stand up, from the half guard. The ref calls for Stallone to stand up.
Stallone throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Vrinceanu feinted with a counter takedown.

Stallone gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Vrinceanu to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Vrinceanu advances position into side control!
Stallone on the wrong end of some ground and pound.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Vrinceanu working the head and body with strikes.
Stallone is not in a great position here, taking some shots.
Stallone takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.
Vrinceanu creates a bit of distance and throws down some hard shots.
Stallone takes a couple of big shots there - the referee warns him that he has to defend himself better.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Stallone can do anything to dispel that myth.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Vrinceanu decides to stand back up. Vrinceanu steps back and let's Stallone get back to his feet.
Vrinceanu lands a big head kick that sends Stallone to the canvas! Vrinceanu follows up with strikes from the mount that forces the ref to step in and stop the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:45 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Bogdan Vrinceanu!
An intense looking Bogdan Vrinceanu took to the microphone post fight and gave a little speech: 'Victorious. I feel that is why I did all the training, why I make the sacrifices, that is why I got into the shape I am in. I feel I have won, that's millions more coming my way, I feel great.'.
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hype
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pop
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mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
37%

 

 
 
 
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