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Event: ABW 53 Hope - Murhaa     
Date:   Aug 15, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Kapua Francisco and Kagekatsu Uesugi. Francisco comes to the cage accompanied by Pantera - Slaughtered . The fight MMA fans around the world have waited their entire lives for!

180 cm
20
185 lbs
2 - 2 - 0
182 cm
20
174 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Big right hand
BJJ Brown Belt
Decent boxing
Solid chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Kapua Francisco!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kagekatsu Uesugi!
The judges for this bout are Marco Blurström, Anni Minnemäki and Roosa Järviläinen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Francisco ducks right into an uppercut from Uesugi.

It looks like Kapua Francisco has been cut.
Kagekatsu Uesugi seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Uesugi fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.

Francisco moves into the clinch.
Francisco misses with the head strike.
Uesugi misses with a short punch on the inside.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Uesugi creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.

Francisco has Uesugi pressed up against the cage. He's trying to work for a single leg takedown. Francisco pulls back from the cage and twists to the side, sending Uesugi tumbling to the mat - Francisco dives into Uesugi's guard.
Francisco is standing up over Uesugi. Uesugi looks to escape but Francisco dives into side control.
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.

The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Uesugi is trying to improve his position.
Uesugi wants to control but Francisco postures up.
Uesugi tries to improve position but can't.
Uesugi is not content to let Francisco control the position.
Uesugi is trying to improve his position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Uesugi can't do much from the bottom here.
Francisco scoring with punches and elbows.
Francisco trying to control the position but Uesugi is working away.
Uesugi parries the strikes from Francisco easily there. Francisco is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Uesugi to escape.
Uesugi struggling a bit here.
Uesugi felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.
Both fighters take a look at the clock.
Francisco looks up at the clock and then as Uesugi takes his cue and looks up at the clock too, Francisco smacks him right in the chops with a big elbow! How rude!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Uesugi is looking to regain half guard here but Francisco keeps moving and retains side control.
Uesugi is not content to let Francisco control the position.
Francisco has improved his flexibility recently so we will have to see if he can use that to his advantage.
Francisco scoring with punches from side control.
Uesugi gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Uesugi keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Francisco not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Francisco looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
The fighters are battling for position here. Uesugi manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Francisco lands a couple of digs.
Uesugi wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Uesugi is trying to control the position but Francisco postures up.
Uesugi keeping moving, preventing Francisco from controlling successfully.
Francisco throws a strike but Uesugi rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Uesugi 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.
Francisco on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Francisco tries to get out of the position.
Uesugi is continuing to stall.
Uesugi is looking to stand up but Francisco won't let him.

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.

Francisco is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Uesugi controlling from the top position.
Francisco is trying to keep Uesugi in close.
Francisco is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Uesugi is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Francisco shoots in looking for a takedown. Uesugi tries to sprawl out of it but Francisco keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Uesugi manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Kagekatsu Uesugi is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Uesugi connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Francisco momentarily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Kagekatsu Uesugi will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Kapua Francisco's cut.
That's time! Francisco's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Uesugi misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Francisco.
Francisco tries to clinch but Uesugi moves out of range.
Francisco shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Uesugi throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
An attempted straight right counter from Francisco misses the target.
Uesugi swinging wildly here.
Uesugi stuns Francisco with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Uesugi bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Francisco's head backwards.
Francisco is looking to clinch.
Uesugi throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Uesugi swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Francisco fails in his attempt to clinch.
Francisco ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Uesugi moves away.
Francisco wants to clinch up but Uesugi keeps it at a distance.
Francisco is looking to clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Francisco scores with a hook to the body. Uesugi takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Uesugi lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Uesugi swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Francisco swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Francisco doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Kagekatsu Uesugi seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Uesugi lands a glancing blow to the side of Francisco's head.
Francisco misses with a kick to the body.
It seemed like Uesugi was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Good shot there by Uesugi.
Uesugi has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Uesugi keeps the fight on the outside.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Francisco.
Francisco fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Uesugi manages to avoid it.
Francisco misses with a hook
and Uesugi counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Nice shot by Uesugi.

Francisco is rocked!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Francisco misses with a jab, cross combination.
Oh Francisco is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Uesugi lands an uppercut, right on the button! Francisco tumbles backwards into the cage, staring vacantly into space! He's got no idea where he is, who he is or what day it is... Poor guy.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:57 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Kagekatsu Uesugi!
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Event: AD472: Another way     
Date:   Aug 09, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Henrique Ramos and Kotetsu Yamamoto. Ramos kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Sepultura - Nomad. There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.

167 cm
31
159 lbs
26 - 15 - 0
168 cm
26
149 lbs
17 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Aspire Clothing
House of Valor

Arcticus University: London
Humanoid Nutrition (160Q for 180$)



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 26 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Henrique Ramos!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kotetsu Yamamoto!
The judges for this bout are William Peck, Elvis Blanc and Robert Douchet.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ramos misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Yamamoto.
Ramos misses with a hook to the body
and Yamamoto counters with a nice uppercut.
Yamamoto connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Ramos swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Yamamoto counters with a nice uppercut.
Yamamoto misses the shot to the body.
Ramos throws a low kick but it's checked well by Yamamoto.
Yamamoto slips a jab from Ramos.
A telegraphed right hand from Yamamoto misses the target.
Yamamoto getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Ramos ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Yamamoto moves away.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Yamamoto! But no joy.
Yamamoto moves out of range of the body kick from Ramos.
Ramos changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Ramos on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Ramos lands a head shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Yamamoto lands a nice shot that snaps Ramos's head back.
Yamamoto keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Ramos lands a slapping body shot.
Ramos throws a half hearted mid kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Yamamoto misses the target.
Yamamoto keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ramos on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Yamamoto takes one to the chin there.
Yamamoto shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
The fighters circle momentarily. Ramos darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Ramos ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Yamamoto dives in and grabs Ramos's left leg, looking for a takedown. Ramos pushes down on Yamamoto's head and hops out.
A big right from Yamamoto misses.
Yamamoto might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Yamamoto uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Ramos.

Yamamoto throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Ramos tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Yamamoto is in Ramos's guard.
Ramos is looking to stand back up... there's a bit of a scramble and Yamamoto dives into side control.

We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
An elbow from Yamamoto crashes against the mat.
Yamamoto fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Yamamoto looking to control but instead Ramos has slipped a leg in, to regain half guard.
Yamamoto working over Ramos with some ground and pound. Ramos looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ramos keeping control of the leg, stopping his opponent passing to mount.
Ramos looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.
Yamamoto missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Yamamoto thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Ramos's head.
Yamamoto not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Ramos blocking the ground and pound attempt from Yamamoto.
Ramos regains full guard, whilst avoiding punches from Yamamoto.
Yamamoto has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Yamamoto lands a couple of elbows.
Yamamoto scoring with punches to the head and body.
Yamamoto in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Yamamoto stands up over Ramos, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ramos pulls Yamamoto in close to prevent any damage.
Yamamoto trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Yamamoto wants to control from the top but Ramos keeps moving.
Yamamoto throwing strikes but missing.
Yamamoto in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Yamamoto wants to control from the top but Ramos keeps moving.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Henrique Ramos seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Ramos misses with a low kick.
Yamamoto looks like he wants to counter punch here.

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.
Yamamoto avoids the body shot from Ramos.
Yamamoto just misses with a punch to the body.
Yamamoto throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Ramos sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Yamamoto keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Ramos uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Yamamoto.
Ramos swings for the body but Yamamoto moves out of range.
Yamamoto takes a swing at Ramos's ribcage but misses.
Yamamoto scores with a jab to the jaw.
The fighters circling - Ramos throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Ramos swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Yamamoto swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Ramos is looking to counter punch.
Ramos misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Ramos misses with a leg kick.
Ramos finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Ramos lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Ramos keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Yamamoto.
Ramos throws a nice outside leg kick.
Ramos throws a leg kick that misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Kotetsu Yamamoto will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Ramos jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Ramos attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
The fighters circle momentarily. Yamamoto darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Ramos misses with a looping left.
Ramos throws a lazy right hand but Yamamoto sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Ramos motions for Yamamoto to come forward. Ramos throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Yamamoto feints the counter takedown.
Ramos scores with a decent looking hook.
Yamamoto fails with the takedown.
Yamamoto scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Ramos is looking to wear down Yamamoto with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Ramos swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Ramos cracks Yamamoto with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A slow jab from Ramos misses its intended target.
Yamamoto looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Yamamoto throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Ramos swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Yamamoto lands with a cross.
Yamamoto shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Ramos is looking to counter punch.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Ramos comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Ramos throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ramos gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Ramos throws a body punch but Yamamoto moves out of range.
Yamamoto has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Yamamoto throws a shot from downtown. Ramos moves away and avoids it.
Yamamoto throws a predictable looking body shot
and Ramos counters with a nice leg kick.
Yamamoto throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Ramos misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Yamamoto.
Ramos lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.

Yamamoto drives through with a takedown into Ramos's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Yamamoto trying to control but Ramos is working from the bottom.
Yamamoto postures up in Ramos's guard and throws a big left but Ramos blocks it.
Yamamoto throws a big elbow that misses.
Yamamoto with a flurry of punches that miss.
Yamamoto tries to free his leg and advance position but Ramos is retaining full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Yamamoto chips away with some ground and pound.
Yamamoto wants to control from the top but Ramos keeps moving.
Yamamoto landing some decent shots from guard.
Yamamoto pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Ramos is keeping the position for now.
Yamamoto missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Yamamoto throws a big right hand that misses.
Ramos is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Yamamoto scoring with punches to the head and body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Yamamoto wants to control from the top but Ramos keeps moving.
Yamamoto working some strikes from top position.
Yamamoto postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Yamamoto throws an elbow that misses. Ramos uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Yamamoto's guard. Nice move by Ramos!

The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Ramos throwing strikes from guard but Yamamoto blocks nicely.
Ramos working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Ramos won't allow Yamamoto to sweep him here.
Yamamoto is still trying to improve position.

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

A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Ramos holds on and takes a little breather.
Yamamoto working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Yamamoto content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Yamamoto trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Yamamoto throws a strike but Ramos rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Yamamoto keeping moving, preventing Ramos from controlling successfully.
Yamamoto controls Ramos momentarily but Ramos frees himself.
Ramos wants to control from the top but Yamamoto keeps moving.
Yamamoto looking to hit a scissor sweep but Ramos is one step ahead there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Kotetsu Yamamoto will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!


Ramos misses with a body shot.
Yamamoto throws a big shot that misses.
Yamamoto misses with a body punch
letting Ramos counter with a right hand.
Yamamoto uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Ramos.
Yamamoto throws a good cross that connects.
Ramos throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Yamamoto sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Ramos looks for the body kick but Yamamoto saw that one coming.
Yamamoto lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Ramos throws an overhand right that lands on Yamamoto's shoulder, as Yamamoto tries to avoid the shot.
Ramos tries a head kick but it misses.
Ramos throws a leg kick that is checked
and Yamamoto counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Yamamoto fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Ramos cracks the inside of Yamamoto's front leg.
Yamamoto takes a swing at Ramos's ribcage but misses.
Ramos takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.

Ramos is rocked!
This has been an exciting period of action!
A looping hook to the body misses from Yamamoto. Ramos does a little dance to reset his feet.
Ramos misses with a head kick.
Ramos turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yamamoto loads up on a big right hand but Ramos slips the punch.
Henrique Ramos is winning the standup battle so far.
Yamamoto darts in looking for a takedown but Ramos gets double underhooks and turns Yamamoto into the cage.
Ramos misses with a kick to the body

and Yamamoto counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Yamamoto.
Yamamoto lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Oh Ramos is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Yamamoto landing some decent shots from guard.
Ramos working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Yamamoto.
Yamamoto postures up in Ramos's guard and throws a big left but Ramos blocks it.
Ramos seems to have got his legs back now.
Yamamoto is looking to work some ground and pound but Ramos has wrist control.
Yamamoto throwing strikes from guard but Ramos blocks nicely.
Yamamoto wants to control from the top but Ramos keeps moving.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ramos trying to keep a closed guard but Yamamoto is proving a slippery customer.
Yamamoto throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Ramos works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Yamamoto trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Yamamoto stopping the sweep attempt from Ramos.
Yamamoto throws a big elbow that misses.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Yamamoto just misses with a punch to the body.
Ramos is looking to counter with a body kick.
Decent striking displayed by Yamamoto there.
A big left from Ramos misses.
Yamamoto throws a body shot but no joy.
Yamamoto darts in looking for a takedown but Ramos gets double underhooks and turns Yamamoto into the cage.
Ramos looked to counter with a high kick but didn't commit.
Ramos looks to land a left hand but Yamamoto moved out of range nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ramos bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Ramos cracks Yamamoto with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Ramos throws a jab but it's blocked by Yamamoto.
A looping hook to the body misses from Yamamoto. Ramos does a little dance to reset his feet.
Ramos moves out of range as Yamamoto strikes.
Yamamoto misses with an uppercut.
Yamamoto misses with a straight right.
Yamamoto missing with a left hand there. Ramos was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Ramos stuns Yamamoto with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Ramos misses with a low kick.
Yamamoto on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Ramos. Ramos obviously looking to wear him down.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Yamamoto checks a leg kick.
Ramos attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
A nice side step and Yamamoto releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Ramos scores with a head kick.
Ramos misses with a hook. Yamamoto ducked under it nicely.
Ramos slips a straight right by Yamamoto.
Yamamoto lands the left hand.
Kotetsu Yamamoto is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yamamoto throws a hook to the side of Ramos's head but Ramos sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Yamamoto throws an overhand right that lands on Ramos's shoulder, as Ramos tries to avoid the shot.
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!
Yamamoto throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
As Yamamoto backs away, Ramos returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Yamamoto throws an overhand right that lands on Ramos's shoulder, as Ramos tries to avoid the shot.
Ramos looks to land a left hand but Yamamoto moved out of range nicely.
Ramos misses with a left hand

and Yamamoto counters with a takedown into side control.
Ramos trying to remain calm as Yamamoto controls from the top position.
Yamamoto working away.
Ramos is letting Yamamoto control him for a moment.
Henrique Ramos has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

And that's the end of the fight!
Kotetsu Yamamoto comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Yamamoto 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 William Peck scores the fight 28:29
Judge Elvis Blanc scores the fight 27:30
Judge Robert Douchet scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Kotetsu Yamamoto!

Kotetsu Yamamoto took some time post fight to say the following; 'We are NJPW!!!'.
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RATING
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Event: Mon Night Fights#3- Notorious     
Date:   Aug 07, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Crack Head and Mitsuo Yoshida. Crack Head has a significant reach advantage - let's see if he can make it count.

186 cm
25
194 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
175 cm
25
185 lbs
1 - 3 - 0
BJJ White Belt
Excellent MT
Very strong
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Intelligent

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Crack Head!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Mitsuo Yoshida!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Franklin, Sandra Marshall and Winston Alpacca.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Head lands with a straight right. Yoshida didn't see that one coming.
Yoshida tries to move into range but Head moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Yoshida lands a nice shot to the body.
Yoshida misses with an uppercut. Head saw that one coming.
Yoshida has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
A shot to the liver by Head. Beautiful body shot.
Crack Head seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Yoshida is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Head lands with a right hand.
Yoshida drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Head fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Head misses with a wild body shot.
Yoshida slips under a jab from Head.
It seemed like Yoshida was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Head is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
A swing and a miss from Yoshida.
Head fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Yoshida manages to avoid it.
Head uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Yoshida has time to react.
Head cracks Yoshida with a big right hand that sees him stumbling back against the cage! Yoshida falls to his knees and Head doesn't need a second invitatation - he rushes in and fires off several unanswered shots that force the referee to stop the fight! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Crack Head!
Crack Head really struggled to get his t-shirt on before his hand was raised. Making sure that Drumpf Pharmaceutical 145.000114q logo gets some air time is pretty tricky when you're all sweaty.
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Event: Bushido 63: Mayhem vs. Date     
Date:   Jul 29, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Benson Whyte and Masa Sanada. Whyte kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Bob Marley - Jammin. Benson Whyte has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

183 cm
23
180 lbs
11 - 3 - 0
180 cm
22
174 lbs
4 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Benson Whyte!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Masa Sanada!
The judges for this bout are Hirohito Nitta, Shigeki Sano and Taro Takaoka.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sanada takes one to the side of the head.
Whyte gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Whyte waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Sanada.
Sanada scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Sanada misses with a lunging right hand
letting Whyte counter with a right hand.
Sanada swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Whyte scores with a hook.
Whyte avoids the body shot from Sanada.
Whyte fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Whyte swings for the body but Sanada moves out of range.

Whyte moves into the clinch.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Whyte softening up his opponent with strikes, against the ropes.
Sanada digs a right hand underneath Whyte's ribcage. Whyte let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Whyte unloads a knee to the mid-section. Sanada lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Sanada looking to stall.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
The fighters circle momentarily. Whyte darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Sanada punishes Whyte's body with a nice straight punch.
Whyte tries to clinch there but Sanada circles away.
Whyte misses with a shot to the body
and Sanada counters with a nice uppercut.
Whyte scores with a nice right hand.
Sanada misses with a two punch combination.
It appears Whyte was looking to counter with a kick there.
Whyte punishes Sanada's body with a nice straight punch.
Sanada on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Whyte. Whyte obviously looking to wear him down.
Sanada pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Sanada gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Whyte throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
We've been told by Whyte's head coaches at Forest Hill Gym that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Whyte misses with a right hand
and Sanada makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sanada's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Sanada duly obliges.

It looks like Benson Whyte has been cut.
Sanada throws a lazy right hand but Whyte sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Sanada scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Whyte clobbers Sanada with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Sanada tries to move into range but Whyte moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Sanada misses the jab.
Sanada throws a hook but Whyte blocks it.
An attempted straight right counter from Whyte misses the target.
Whyte uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Sanada.
Sanada looks to throw the jab but Whyte is out of range.
Whyte throws a sloppy head kick and Sanada moves out of range easily.
Whyte misses the jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sanada takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Whyte throws a body shot but no joy.
Sanada throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Whyte counters with a nice uppercut.
Sanada takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Whyte tries to clinch up but Sanada circles away and keeps his distance.
Decent striking displayed by Whyte there.
Whyte jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Sanada is looking for the big counter here.
A nice inside leg kick there by Whyte. That's going to slow Sanada down.
Whyte is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Sanada throws an overhand right that lands on Whyte's shoulder, as Whyte tries to avoid the shot.
Whyte lands with an overhand left.
Whyte tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Sanada was well out of range. Poor timing from Whyte.
Whyte scores with a decent looking hook.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Whyte lands a nice hook to Sanada's body. Sanada takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Whyte throws out a loose jab but Sanada uses good head movement to avoid it.
Sanada moves out of range of the strikes.
Sanada throws a hook to the side of Whyte's head but Whyte sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
It looked like Whyte wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Whyte throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Sanada on the side of the head.
Sanada throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Whyte paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Sanada scores with a nice right hand.
Whyte takes a shot to the body in his stride.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Whyte thows a left - swing and a miss!
Sanada chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Whyte can pounce on him.
Sanada throws a big shot that misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Benson Whyte dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Benson Whyte's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Sanada misses with a hook
and Whyte counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Sanada slips under a jab from Whyte.
Sanada throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Whyte.
Whyte bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Sanada's head backwards.
Whyte is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Sanada.
Whyte throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Sanada counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Whyte throws a head kick that misses
enabling Sanada to counter with a crisp jab.
Sanada throws a jab when Whyte was well out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Whyte cracks Sanada with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the ropes.
Whyte throws a right hand that misses
and Whyte takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Sanada connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Benson Whyte seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Sanada has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Sanada there as he acknowledges the shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Whyte lunges at Sanada with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Sanada's hand.
Whyte throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
It seemed like Sanada was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Sanada staying out of range there.
Whyte misses with a right hand
and Whyte takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Whyte misses with a hook.
Whyte chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Sanada misses with an uppercut. Whyte saw that one coming.
Sanada closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Whyte scores with a jab.
Whyte throws a poor cross that misses
and Sanada counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Sanada lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Benson Whyte is winning the standup battle so far.
Sanada tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Whyte was well out of range. Poor timing from Sanada.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Whyte lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Whyte throws a lazy uppercut
and Sanada connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Sanada blocks a leg kick.
Sanada is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Sanada in the fight. On paper you would think he is the more dominant ground fighter so let's see if these unusual tactics pay off.
Whyte misses with an uppercut
and Sanada counters with a stiff right hand.

Whyte is rocked!
Whyte gets clipped by a big right hand and goes down spinning to the canvas! Sanada gets the back mount and begins to drop bombs on his rocked foe! Whyte is too out of it to defend against the strikes and the referee jumps in to save him from the beatdown!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:29 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Masa Sanada!
The defeated Benson Whyte had this to say: 'I been fighting non-stop since I was 18, I think its time to step back and take a likkle time out to better my game so this doesn't happen again'.
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pop
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Event: StrikeForce Union #71     
Date:   Jul 29, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Akio Mori and Ottis Toole Jr. Toole Jr has chosen Ring of fire as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

184 cm
22
174 lbs
5 - 2 - 0
187 cm
31
174 lbs
16 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
Dangerous knees
Granite chin
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent MT
Powerful

Urban Fighter

Aspire Nutrition



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Akio Mori!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Ottis Toole Jr!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, William Gold and James Ackerman.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Toole Jr swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Mori connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

Toole Jr moves into range and clinches up with Mori.

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

Mori tries to keep at a distance but Toole Jr has taken the fight into the clinch.
Toole Jr misses with a punch on the inside.
Mori landing knees to the body.
I was talking to Mori's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Toole Jr lands with a light punch inside.
Mori lands a hook that snaps the head of Toole Jr backwards.

Mori breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Toole Jr misses with a straight left.
Mori misses the jab.
Mori misses the jab.
Mori throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Mori misses with a lunging right hand
and Toole Jr makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Toole Jr is looking to clinch but Mori is avoiding it.
Mori stuns Toole Jr with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mori is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Akio Mori seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Mori getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Toole Jr lands a head shot.
Toole Jr defending well as Mori loads up on a big left hand.
A slow jab from Mori misses its intended target.
Toole Jr on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Mori looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Mori scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Toole Jr looks to score with a jab to the body but Mori is just out of range.
Toole Jr doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Mori throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Toole Jr is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Toole Jr moves away from the strike by Mori.
Toole Jr wants to clinch up but Mori keeps it at a distance.
Nice straight punches there by Mori. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Mori.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Mori misses with a straight left.

The fight moves into the clinch position.

Mori manages to break the clinch.
Toole Jr is looking to clinch but Mori is avoiding it.
It looked like Mori wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.

Toole Jr moves into the clinch.
Mori just leaning against Toole Jr, taking a breather.
Mori manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.

Mori's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Toole Jr slips under a jab from Mori.
Toole Jr tries to clinch but Mori moves out of range.
Toole Jr avoids a punch combination nicely.
Toole Jr swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.

The fight moves into the clinch position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Toole Jr tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Mori's elbow.
Toole Jr misses with some punches.
Mori blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Toole Jr misses with a punch on the inside.
Mori lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Toole Jr backwards.
Toole Jr working aggressively here.
Mori stalling against the cage.
Toole Jr fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Toole Jr goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

Mori pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Mori throws a right and a left that Toole Jr avoids nicely.
Toole Jr keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Toole Jr fails with an attempt to clinch.
Mori throwing a counter right hand but Toole Jr manages to avoid it.
Mori misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Toole Jr.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Toole Jr tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Toole Jr is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Mori scores with a punch to the head.

Toole Jr takes the fight into the clinch.
Toole Jr misses with a hook from the clinch.
A short right from Toole Jr on the inside.
Toole Jr tries to throw a body punch but Mori avoids it by throwing Toole Jr back against the cage.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Mori.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Mori lands with a short shot to the head.
Mori lands a nice knee to the body.
Mori is leaning against Toole Jr and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Mori blocks an uppercut.
A hook to the body from Mori.

Mori breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Mori looks to score with a jab to the body but Toole Jr is just out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Akio Mori 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.


Mori throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Mori ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Toole Jr moves away.
Mori throws the left hand but Toole Jr avoids the punch easily.
Mori is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Toole Jr can do to turn this around?

Toole Jr closes the distance and clinches.
Mori utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
Toole Jr lands a hook that snaps the head of Mori backwards.

Mori pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Toole Jr keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

Toole Jr moves into range and clinches up with Mori.
Toole Jr tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Toole Jr lands a body punch in the clinch.
Toole Jr throws a head punch that misses.

Mori breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Toole Jr takes one to the side of the head.
Mori misses with a straight left.
Mori misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Toole Jr.
Toole Jr looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mori misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Toole Jr.
Mori swats away the attempt to clinch by Toole Jr.
Toole Jr is looking to clinch but Mori is avoiding it.
Mori throws the left hand but Toole Jr avoids the punch easily.
Toole Jr takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Toole Jr wants to clinch.
Mori connects with a body shot.
Toole Jr fails with an attempt to clinch.
Mori is looking to counter punch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mori clobbers Toole Jr with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Mori tests Toole Jr's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Mori connects with a body shot.
Toole Jr tries to clinch there but Mori circles away.
A shot to the liver by Mori. Beautiful body shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Mori. Toole Jr does a little dance to reset his feet.
Toole Jr is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Mori with a body shot.
Mori darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Mori uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Toole Jr.
Mori throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Toole Jr ducks under a wild hook from Mori.
Mori misses with a hook.
Toole Jr swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.

Toole Jr rushes Mori and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Toole Jr prevents a body shot from Mori.
Mori throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Toole Jrs head.

Mori pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Nice defenses there by Toole Jr.
Mori throws a big shot that misses.
Toole Jr is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Toole Jr on the wrong end of a nice hook.

Toole Jr clinches up with Mori and pushes him back against the cage.
Toole Jr throws a head punch that misses.
Mori lands a knee to the body.
Toole Jr goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

Mori's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Mori throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Toole Jr stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mori throws a jab when Toole Jr was well out of range.
Mori lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Mori misses with a body punch
and Mori takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

Toole Jr has taken the fight to the clinch.
Mori pushes Toole Jr back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Ottis Toole Jr seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Toole Jr misses with a short punch on the inside.
Toole Jr works on Mori's body with a couple of short punches.

Mori breaks the clinch.
Mori misses with a jab to the body
and Toole Jr connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Mori throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Toole Jr stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Mori swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Toole Jr looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Toole Jr tries to close the distance and clinch but Mori swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Toole Jr is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Akio Mori dominated that second 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. This is the final round!


Mori throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Mori throws a predictable looking body shot
and Toole Jr counters with a nice uppercut.
Mori looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Mori takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Toole Jr tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Mori paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Mori throws a body punch but Toole Jr moves out of range.
Mori swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Mori takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Toole Jr tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Mori paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Mori connects with a body shot that sends Toole Jr's belly button to the back.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mori avoids the clinch attempt nicely.

Toole Jr closes the distance and pushes Mori back into the cage.
Toole Jr lands an uppercut.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Mori takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Toole Jr lands with a left to the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Toole Jr gets through Mori's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Toole Jr throws a head punch that misses.

Mori's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Mori throws a looping overhand right but Toole Jr ducks down to avoid it.
Toole Jr looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Mori fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Toole Jr manages to avoid it.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Mori.
Mori misses with an uppercut.
Mori fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Toole Jr manages to avoid it.
Mori throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nice straight punches there by Mori. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Mori.
Mori's jab looks to have found its range, popping Toole Jr under the eye.
Mori looks to score with a jab to the body but Toole Jr is just out of range.
Toole Jr throws a jab when Mori was well out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mori looks to land a right hand but Toole Jr moved out of range.
Toole Jr tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
An attempted straight right counter from Mori misses the target.
Nice body punch from Mori.
Mori lands with a good body shot.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Mori ducks under a wild hook from Toole Jr.
Toole Jr is looking to clinch.
Toole Jr fails with an attempt to clinch.
Mori fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Mori throws a lazy uppercut
and Toole Jr counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Akio Mori is winning the standup battle so far.
Mori connects with a looping right hand.
Toole Jr takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
The fight stays on the outside here - Toole Jr looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
A quick step to the side and Mori tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Toole Jr clinches up with Mori and pushes him back against the cage.
A short left from Toole Jr.

Mori breaks from the clinch.
Mori avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Mori throwing a counter right hand but Toole Jr manages to avoid it.
Mori scores with a jab to the head.
A jab from Mori misses.
Toole Jr has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Toole Jr tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Mori counters with a stiff right hand.
Toole Jr loads up on a big right hand but Mori slips the punch.
Toole Jr slips a jab from Mori.
Mori looks to land a right hand but Toole Jr moved out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Toole Jr walks into a straight right hand from Mori.
Ottis Toole Jr has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Akio Mori is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
A slow jab from Mori misses its intended target.
A looping hook to the body misses from Mori. Toole Jr does a little dance to reset his feet.
Toole Jr wants to clinch up but Mori keeps it at a distance.
Mori throwing a counter right hand but Toole Jr manages to avoid it.
Mori lands a head shot.
Mori lands with a nice body punch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Toole Jr tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Mori misses the shot to the body.
Mori lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Toole Jr gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Mori.
Mori displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Toole Jr throws out the jab.
Toole Jr tries to close the distance and clinch up but Mori swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Mori scores with a crisp jab that stopped Toole Jr in his tracks.

And that's the end of the fight!
Akio Mori showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Mori, 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 Phil Schofield scores the fight 30:27
Judge William Gold scores the fight 30:27
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Akio Mori!
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FIGHT
RATING
63%

 

Event: ABW 48 Kieboom - Mouse     
Date:   Jul 27, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Daniel Santos and Toshi Hijikata. Toshi Hijikata has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Daniel Santos's chin.

180 cm
18
166 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
178 cm
20
159 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
BJJ White Belt
Excellent boxer
Very strong
BJJ Purple Belt
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin

Red Light Coffeeshop

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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 Amsterdam, Daniel Santos!
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 St Petersburg, Toshi Hijikata!
The judges for this bout are Marco Blurström, Johanna Lukiainen and Ben Zyskovitsi.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hijikata feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Santos's calf.
Hijikata cracks Santos with a good jab.
A big left from Santos misses.
Hijikata lands with a good body shot.
Hijikata throws the kick towards the body but Santos avoids it.
Santos misses the jab.
Hijikata was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Santos keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Hijikata slips under a jab.
Santos takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Santos misses with a left hand
and Hijikata counters with a leg kick.
We've been told by Santos's head coaches at Double XX that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Hijikata avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Hijikata misses with a lunging right hand
and Santos counters with a straight right hand.
Santos blocks a head kick by Hijikata.
Hijikata throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hijikata walks into a jab.
Hijikata throws a nice outside leg kick.

Santos gets a clinch.
Hijikata can't find room to land a body shot as Santos controls the action.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hijikata throws a head punch that misses.
Hijikata pushes Santos back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Santos swings wildly with an uppercut but Hijikata uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hijikata lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Santos or not.
Hijikata is working Santos over against the cage.
Hijikata works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Hijikata misses with a hook to the ribs.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Santos.
Hijikata lands with a light punch inside.
Santos's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Santos blocks a body shot from Hijikata.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hijikata.
Hijikata scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Hijikata lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Santos or not.
A nice right hand lands inside from Hijikata.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hijikata.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hijikata effectively controlling the action here.
A left hand lands to the body for Hijikata.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A hook to the body from Hijikata.
Hijikata working aggressively here.
Hijikata lands a right hand that snaps the head of Santos backwards.
Hijikata is stalling here.
Santos's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Nice body punch from Hijikata.
Hijikata has a couple of punches blocked by Santos.
Hijikata lands a body shot.
Hijikata lands a right hand that snaps the head of Santos backwards.
Hijikata prevents Santos from breaking the clinch.
Hijikata lands a hook to the side of the head.
Nice body punch from Hijikata.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Hijikata.
Hijikata lands a body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A right handed body shot lands from Hijikata.
Santos is breathing heavily.
Santos being controlled against the cage.
Hijikata stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Hijikata lands a right hand.
Hijikata lands an uppercut.
Hijikata stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Hijikata manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Santos blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Hijikata working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Hijikata tries to throw a body punch but Santos avoids it by throwing Hijikata back against the cage.
Hijikata lands a shoulder strike.
Hijikata misses with a body punch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hijikata.
A left hand lands to the body for Hijikata.
Santos misses with some punches.
Santos swings wildly with an uppercut but Hijikata uses good head movement to avoid it.
Santos blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Good body shot from Hijikata.
Hijikata blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Hijikata tries to throw a body punch but Santos avoids it by throwing Hijikata back against the cage.
Hijikata lands with a light punch inside.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A body shot lands from Hijikata.
Hijikata tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Santos's elbow.
Santos tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Hijikata lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Hijikata lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Santos backwards.
Hijikata slowing the pace effectively.
Hijikata blocks an uppercut.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Hijikata feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Santos's calf.
Santos walks into a straight right hand from Hijikata.
Santos chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Hijikata can pounce on him.
Hijikata avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Santos does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Santos thows a left - swing and a miss!
Toshi Hijikata seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Hijikata misses with a body shot.
Santos swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Hijikata tries to clinch up.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Hijikata, right into the meat.
Santos takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hijikata misses with an uppercut. Santos saw that one coming.
Santos misses with an uppercut
and Hijikata makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Hijikata lands a nice hook to Santos's body. Santos takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Hijikata has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Hijikata misses with a left hand
and Santos counters with a stiff right hand.
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!
Hijikata lands with a nice combination. Santos backs away looking to recover.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Santos walks into a jab.
Santos uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hijikata.
Hijikata takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Santos scores with a hook.
Hijikata lands a nice leg kick that just misses Santos's sensitive parts.
Santos is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Santos throws a hook but Hijikata avoids it easily.
Santos throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hijikata misses with a hook. Santos ducked under it nicely.
Hijikata looks to land a left hand but Santos moved out of range nicely.
Hijikata avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Santos finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Hijikata punishes Santos's body with a nice straight punch.
A nice leg kick lands there from Hijikata.
Hijikata lands a body shot.
Hijikata throws a shot from downtown. Santos moves away and avoids it.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Santos on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hijikata is looking to slow Santos down with leg kicks.
Hijikata scores with a body shot.
Hijikata looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Hijikata throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hijikata keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Santos.
Hijikata scores with a nice right hand.
Hijikata is looking to clinch.
Hijikata throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Hijikata uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Santos.
Hijikata throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Hijikata throws out a loose jab but Santos uses good head movement to avoid it.
It looked like Santos wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
An inside leg kick lands from Hijikata.
Santos moves away from the strike by Hijikata.
A little feinted left hand from Santos on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Toshi Hijikata seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Santos swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Santos cracks Hijikata with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice body kick there by Hijikata.
Santos lunges at Hijikata with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Hijikata's hand.
Santos stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Hijikata.
Hijikata with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Hijikata throws a good cross that connects.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Hijikata.
Hijikata throws a body shot but no joy.
Hijikata misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Santos.
Hijikata misses with a series of wild punches.
Both fighters circling a little - Hijikata finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Hijikata scores with a push kick.
Santos steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Hijikata. That one must have hurt.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Santos tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Hijikata throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Hijikata moves out of range of the strikes.
A big right from Santos misses.
Hijikata moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
A thudding body kick lands there by Hijikata!
Santos has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Hijikata.
Hijikata works Santos's body with a nice hook.
Hijikata takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Hijikata scores with a jab to the body.

Hijikata closes the distance and clinches.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Santos blocks an uppercut.
Hijikata keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Santos's efforts to push away.
Hijikata working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Hijikata throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Santos throws a hook to the side of Hijikata's head but Hijikata sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Nice cross by Santos.
Nice body kick from Hijikata.
Hijikata thumps Santos with a low kick.
Hijikata uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Santos.
Santos chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Hijikata can pounce on him.
Hijikata swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Santos.
A telegraphed right hand from Santos misses the target.
Santos on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Hijikata swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Santos on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Santos throws a good cross that connects.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hijikata throws a nice inside leg kick.
Santos loads up on a big right hand but Hijikata slips the punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hijikata moves away from the strike by Santos.
A head kick misses from Hijikata.
Hijikata bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Hijikata throws a body shot but no joy.
Jab, jab by Santos - just one landing.
Santos lands a jab to the nose.
Hijikata staying out of range there.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Hijikata.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Hijikata lands with a nice body kick.
A nice inside leg kick there by Hijikata. That's going to slow Santos down.
An inside leg kick lands from Hijikata.
Santos lands with an overhand left.
The fight stays on the outside here - Santos looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Santos will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Hijikata throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
It looked like Santos wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hijikata throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Nice defenses there by Hijikata.
Santos moves in looking to clinch but Hijikata pushes him off.
Hijikata uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Santos.
Hijikata turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Hijikata throws a shot to the body.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Hijikata, right into the meat.
A jab from Hijikata misses.
Hijikata pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Santos takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Hijikata - that will leave a mark!
Santos swats away the attempt to clinch by Hijikata.
Hijikata with a hook.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Hijikata closes the distance and pushes Santos back into the cage.
Santos is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Hijikata slows down the pace here.
Hijikata tries a body shot but Santos blocks it.
Santos takes a shot to the head.
Daniel Santos has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Hijikata has Santos pressed against the cage.
Hijikata has Santos pushed against the cage.
Nice body punch from Hijikata - that landed with a thud.
Hijikata working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Hijikata lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Hijikata misses with a hook to the ribs.
Santos lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Santos being controlled against the cage.
Hijikata scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Hijikata lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Hijikata misses with the head strike.
Hijikata presses Santos against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Hijikata lands with a left to the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hijikata lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Come on Hijikata - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Hijikata stalling against the cage.
Hijikata tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Hijikata lands a nice shot to the body.
A short right from Hijikata on the inside.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Marco Blurström scores the fight 27:30
Judge Johanna Lukiainen scores the fight 27:30
Judge Ben Zyskovitsi scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Toshi Hijikata!
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Event: ABW 47 Athanas - Bush     
Date:   Jul 25, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Devin Watkins and Yoshi Fujiwara. Both fighters really staring each other down here, as Yoshi Fujiwara enters the cage!

190 cm
21
183 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
184 cm
19
185 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Counter fighter
Self confident
Dangerous GnP
Decent boxing
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Devin Watkins!
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 St Petersburg, Yoshi Fujiwara!
The judges for this bout are Marco Blurström, Tarja Halkonen and Ben Zyskovitsi.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Watkins scores with a three punch combo!
Watkins throws a right hand that Fujiwara ducks under and follows up with a left that Fujiwara also avoids with ease.
Watkins defending well as Fujiwara loads up on a big left hand.
Watkins throws a big counter combination but Fujiwara scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Fujiwara scores with a hook to the body. Watkins takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.

Fujiwara has closed the distance and engaged Watkins in a clinch.
Watkins misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Fujiwara.
Fujiwara lands with a short punch from the clinch.
A hook to the body from Fujiwara.
A hook to the body from Fujiwara.
Fujiwara slowing the pace effectively.
Nice body punch from Fujiwara - that landed with a thud.
Watkins is breathing heavily.
Fujiwara lands with a short punch from the clinch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Fujiwara lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Fujiwara.
A shot in the inside from Fujiwara.
Watkins wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Fujiwara just leaning against Watkins, taking a breather.
Fujiwara lands a hook to the side of the head.
Good body shot from Fujiwara.
Good body shot from Fujiwara.
Fujiwara lands a shoulder strike.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fujiwara lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Fujiwara is working Watkins over against the cage.
Fujiwara pushes Watkins back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Fujiwara lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

Watkins is rocked!
A right handed body shot lands from Fujiwara.
Oh Watkins is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Fujiwara lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Watkins.
Fujiwara pushes Watkins back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Fujiwara lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Watkins backwards.
Still in the clinch, Fujiwara scores with a nice short uppercut.
Fujiwara unloads with a big right hand that wobbles Watkins! He's leaning against the cage trying to keep his feet but Fujiwara is unloading with more strikes now! Watkins drops to his knees and the referee stops the fight for a TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:32 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Yoshi Fujiwara!
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Event: Bushido 62: Wright vs. Baals     
Date:   Jul 22, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Koh Ibu and Jalaluddin Aziz. Aziz is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Dalshar Project - Afghan Rastaman. Jalaluddin Aziz is staring across the ring at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

175 cm
23
159 lbs
8 - 1 - 0
177 cm
23
158 lbs
11 - 2 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Koh Ibu!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jalaluddin Aziz!
The judges for this bout are Shigeki Fujiwara, Taro Takaoka and Yukihiro Shimada.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A good leg kick by Ibu.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Aziz is defended easily by Ibu.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Aziz has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Aziz takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Ibu cracks the inside of Aziz's front leg.
Aziz misses with a body shot.
Ibu takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Aziz jabs Ibu to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Ibu takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Ibu is looking to slow Aziz down with leg kicks.
Ibu looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Aziz chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Ibu can pounce on him.
Aziz checks a leg kick.
Koh Ibu is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ibu tries to score with a low kick but Aziz moves his leg out of the way.
Aziz throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Ibu counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Ibu throws a body kick that misses.
Ibu wants to slow Aziz down by chopping away at his legs.
Ibu throws a half hearted mid kick.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Ibu.
Aziz moves out of range as Ibu throws a body kick.
Aziz is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Ibu feints and then cracks Aziz's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Aziz down.
Aziz throws a looping overhand right but Ibu ducks down to avoid it.
A lazy body kick from Ibu

and Aziz decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Ibu's guard.
Ibu pulls Aziz in close to his closed guard and prevents Aziz from doing any damage or advancing position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ibu keeping moving, preventing Aziz from controlling successfully.

Aziz drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Aziz jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.

Aziz 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.
Ibu pulls Aziz in close to prevent any damage.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
Aziz slips nicely into half guard.
Ibu wants to control but Aziz is keeping busy.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ibu makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Ibu.
Ibu has control of Aziz's left arm, preventing Aziz from doing any damage.
Aziz trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Ibu controlling the position.
Ibu is trying to control the position but Aziz postures up.
Ibu trying to control the position here.
Aziz with a flurry of punches that miss.

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

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Aziz is fighting to break Ibu's control of his arms but Ibu is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Ibu is looking to chop away at Aziz's legs.
Aziz has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Ibu.
Aziz staying out of range there.
And Aziz tries to counter it with a takedown but Ibu pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Aziz misses with a left hand
and Ibu counters with a body kick that stops Aziz in his tracks momentarily.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Ibu throws the kick towards the body but Aziz avoids it.
Koh Ibu seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Aziz lands a jab to Ibu's midsection.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Aziz checks a leg kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A kick lands to the mid section there for Ibu.
Ibu fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Aziz.
Good work by Aziz as he checks the leg kick.
Aziz's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Ibu throws a push kick but Aziz slaps the foot to one side.
Ibu is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Aziz can do to turn this around?
Ibu misses with a body kick.
Ibu throws the left hand but Aziz avoids the punch easily.
Aziz is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Ibu fails with an attempt to clinch.
Aziz misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ibu tries to clinch but Aziz is having none of it.
Aziz with the counter takedown but Ibu avoids it easily.
Ibu misses with a body kick.
Ibu pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Aziz checks a low kick from Ibu.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ibu thows a body kick. Aziz tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Aziz moves out of range as Ibu strikes.
Aziz circles away from the clinch attempt.
Ibu scores with a leg kick.
Aziz swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Ibu half committed to a counter leg kick.
Ibu looks for the body kick but Aziz saw that one coming.
Ibu throws a push kick but Aziz slaps the foot to one side.
Ibu buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Ibu tries a low kick but Aziz avoids it.
Aziz with the counter takedown but Ibu avoids it easily.
Ibu lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Ibu throws out a leg kick but Aziz moves out of range and Ibu only half commits.
Ibu tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Aziz misses with a body shot.
Aziz lands with a right hand.
Ibu throws a low kick but it's checked well by Aziz.
Aziz feints the counter takedown.
Ibu is looking to score with low kicks.
Aziz is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Ibu scores with a nice strike.
Ibu comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Aziz keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Aziz. Ibu does a little dance to reset his feet.
Ibu swings for the body but Aziz moves out of range.
Koh Ibu is winning the standup battle so far.
Ibu looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Ibu misses the shot to the body.
Aziz drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Ibu defends it well.

Ibu rushes Aziz and presses him up against the ropes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A right hand to the body from Ibu.
Ibu prevents a body shot from Aziz.
Ibu scores with a shoulder strike.
Aziz has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Ibu avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Ibu fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

Aziz breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Ibu explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Aziz lands with a straight right. Ibu didn't see that one coming.
Ibu tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Aziz is able to avoid easily.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Ibu.
Ibu does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Aziz keeps the fight on the outside.
Aziz tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Aziz shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Ibu as he avoids it easily.
Ibu tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Aziz manages to circle out of the way.
Koh Ibu has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jalaluddin Aziz.
Aziz jabs at Ibu's body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ibu connects with a single shot there.
Ibu with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Aziz throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Ibu sees it coming and avoids it easily.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Ibu throws the kick towards the body but Aziz avoids it.
Ibu connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Ibu scores with a nice right hand.
Aziz moves out of range as Ibu throws a body kick.
Aziz is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Ibu misses with a kick to the body.
Ibu thows a left - swing and a miss!
Ibu misses with a hook.
Ibu throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Ibu explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Koh Ibu dominated that second 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.


Ibu throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Ibu throws out a leg kick but Aziz moves out of range and Ibu only half commits.
Ibu uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Aziz.
Ibu attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Aziz looks to land a combination but Ibu avoids it well.
Aziz ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Ibu moves away.
Aziz fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ibu throws a half hearted mid kick.
Ibu throws a leg kick which misses Aziz's front leg but catches the back leg as Aziz tries to avoid it.
Ibu turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Aziz blocks the body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A slow jab from Aziz misses its intended target.
Ibu tried to score with a low kick but Aziz checks it.
Good work by Aziz as he checks the leg kick.
Ibu throws a chopping leg kick but Aziz manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Ibu uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Aziz.
Ibu is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Aziz.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Ibu.
Ibu will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Aziz moves out of range as Ibu throws a body kick.
Ibu throws a sloppy head kick and Aziz moves out of range easily.
Aziz feints the counter takedown.
Ibu throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
A left lands for Aziz.
An inside leg kick from Ibu misses.
Aziz has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Ibu.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A low kick from Ibu misses

and Aziz counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Ibu seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Aziz tries to free his leg and advance position but Ibu is retaining full guard.
Ibu is trying to keep Aziz in close.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Ibu pulls Aziz in close to his closed guard and prevents Aziz from doing any damage or advancing position.
Aziz looking to pass the guard.
Ibu trying to control the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Aziz drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Aziz jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Ibu is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Ibu 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.
Ibu walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Aziz takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Ibu connects with a looping right hand.
Ibu connects with an inside leg kick.
Ibu throws a head kick that misses.
Aziz drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Ibu defends it well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ibu walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Aziz checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Aziz feints the counter takedown.
A low kick from Ibu misses

and Aziz counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Ibu is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Ibu is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!
Aziz trying to control the position from guard on top but Ibu is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Aziz pushing down on Ibu's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Aziz trying to mount his opponent but Ibu defends it.
Ibu wants to control but Aziz is keeping busy.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Ibu preventing any damage for now, controlling his opponent's head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Ibu is not content to let Aziz control the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Jalaluddin Aziz just about did enough to take it.
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.


Aziz throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
A nice inside leg kick there by Ibu. That's going to slow Aziz down.
Ibu throws a body shot but no joy.
Aziz drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Ibu defends it well.
Aziz looks to land a right hand but Ibu moved out of range.
Ibu connects with the punch.
Ibu looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Ibu scores with a kick to the body.
Ibu throws a leg kick that misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ibu throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Aziz drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Ibu defends it well.
Nice sprawl there from Ibu as Aziz shoots in.
Ibu throws a half hearted mid kick.
Ibu thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Aziz if he has to take too many more of those.

That's one minute gone in the round.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Aziz crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Ibu - the referee stops the clock and Aziz gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Ibu. Aziz manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Good work by Aziz as he checks the leg kick.
Aziz drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Ibu defends it well.
Ibu throws the kick towards the body but Aziz avoids it.
Ibu walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Aziz checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Aziz tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.

Ibu moves into the clinch.
Ibu tries to work over Aziz's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Aziz goes for a takedown in the clinch but Ibu prevents it.
Aziz goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Ibu is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Koh Ibu has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jalaluddin Aziz.
Ibu lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Aziz or not.
Ibu struggles to land a body shot inside as Aziz controls his hands.
Ibu misses with a hook to the ribs.
Ibu misses with a body punch.
Aziz looking for a takedown.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ibu trying to control the position but instead, Aziz has worked for underhooks and has pushed Ibu into the ropes.
A right hand to the body from Ibu.
Ibu swings wildly with an uppercut but Aziz uses good head movement to avoid it.
A battle for position here, against the ropes.
Aziz struggles to land a body shot inside as Ibu controls his hands.
Aziz working aggressively here.
A shot in the inside from Ibu.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Ibu lands a nice uppercut.
Aziz misses with a punch to the body.
Ibu blocking some punches.
Aziz throws a punch but it's blocked by Ibu.
Aziz wants a takedown.
Ibu taking a breather.
Ibu gets underhooks to prevent Aziz's takedown attempt.
Ibu is working Aziz over against the ropes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aziz is looking for a takedown up against the ropes. Ibu gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Aziz is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Aziz tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Ibu smiles and moves away.
Ibu misses with a low kick as Aziz jumps back.
A chopping leg kick lands by Ibu.
Ibu works the jab nicely.
Aziz checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Ibu throws a body kick despite being completely out of range

and Aziz decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Ibu's guard.

Ibu wriggles free and stands up.
Aziz takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Aziz misses with a takedown attempt - Ibu sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Aziz takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Ibu throws a quick inside leg kick.
Ibu throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Ibu takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Ibu thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Aziz if he has to take too many more of those.
Ibu looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Aziz checks the leg kick nicely there.
Ibu throws a half hearted mid kick.
Aziz with the counter takedown but Ibu avoids it easily.
Ibu looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Aziz staying out of range there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Koh Ibu had his way with Jalaluddin Aziz in that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!


Ibu tries a low kick but Aziz avoids it.
Aziz ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Ibu goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
A solid body kick from Ibu.
Aziz shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Ibu as he jumps to the side.
Ibu connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ibu chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Aziz misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Ibu thinks about countering with a body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ibu throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Aziz changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Ibu tries to clinch up against the ropes, rushing in to close the distance. Aziz manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Aziz changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Aziz uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Ibu.
Ibu tries to clinch up.
And Aziz tries to counter it with a takedown but Ibu pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Good leg kick by Ibu there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Ibu throws a nice inside leg kick.
Ibu wants to land a leg kick but Aziz is out of range.
Aziz defending well as Ibu loads up on a big left hand.
A bone on bone clash there as Aziz blocks the leg kick.
Ibu throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Ibu takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Jalaluddin Aziz has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Aziz uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Ibu.
Ibu slips under a jab.
Aziz steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Ibu. That one must have hurt.
Aziz keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Ibu cracks the inside of Aziz's front leg.
Aziz moves forwards but Ibu connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Aziz is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Ibu.
That kick from Ibu tenderised Aziz's leg. Aziz is trying to keep his angry face on.
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!
Ibu tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Ibu throws a nice outside leg kick.
Ibu pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ibu connects with a solid leg kick.
Ibu lands with a right hand.
Aziz with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Ibu to score with a decent uppercut.

Aziz tries to keep at a distance but Ibu has taken the fight into the clinch.
Ibu stalling.
Koh Ibu is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Aziz lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Ibu backwards.
Ibu presses Aziz against the ropes and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Aziz lands a nice uppercut.
Aziz misses with a punch on the inside.
Aziz misses with some punches.
Aziz goes for a takedown attempt but Ibu pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
Koh Ibu has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jalaluddin Aziz.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ibu scores with a kick to the midsection.
Aziz throws a lazy right hand but Ibu sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Ibu throws a nice outside leg kick.
An inside leg kick lands from Ibu.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Aziz lands with a right hand.
Ibu moves out of range of the strikes.
Ibu is looking to counter the offense by Aziz and move into the clinch.
Nice jab there from Aziz.

It looks like Koh Ibu has been cut.
Ibu scoring well with a low kick there.
Aziz fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Ibu manages to avoid it.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Shigeki Fujiwara scores the fight for Koh Ibu!
Judge Taro Takaoka scores the fight for Koh Ibu!
Judge Yukihiro Shimada scores the fight for Koh Ibu!

Koh Ibu wins by unanimous decision!

Koh Ibu retains his lightweight title!
An out of breath and clearly excited Koh Ibu thanked RAGS of a RONIN for their help and support (and free stuff they sent him).
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RATING
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Event: Syn 536 - Maleficium     
Date:   Jul 21, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between George Pedro and Keiji Mutou. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

176 cm
32
202 lbs
36 - 13 - 2
188 cm
40
213 lbs
33 - 17 - 2
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 36 wins, 13 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, George Pedro!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 17 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Keiji Mutou!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Timothy Bukovac and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nice defenses there by Pedro.

Pedro scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
Mutou trying to hold on to Pedro's head to control him but Pedro postures up.
Pedro trying to control the action but Mutou is working from the bottom.
Mutou is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mutou blocking the ground and pound attempt from Pedro.
Pedro wants to free his trapped foot but Mutou is holding on for dear life with his legs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Mutou controlling the position for now.
Pedro takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Mutou slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Pedro won't allow Mutou to sweep him here.
Mutou keeps trying to improve his position.
Mutou trying to control the position here.
Pedro stopping the sweep attempt from Mutou.

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.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Mutou is on top in guard.

Mutou keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Pedro's head.
Pedro working a defensive guard here.
Pedro bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Mutou's guard.

Pedro stopping the sweep attempt from Mutou.
Mutou trying to control the position.
Mutou pulls Pedro in close to his closed guard and prevents Pedro from doing any damage or advancing position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mutou looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Pedro trying to control but Mutou is working from the bottom.
Mutou looking to hit a scissor sweep but Pedro is one step ahead there.
Pedro stands up over Mutou, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Pedro throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.

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.
Mutou 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.
Pedro is working Mutou over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Pedro is fighting to break Mutou's control of his arms but Mutou is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Mutou lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Pedro not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Mutou scoring with some ground and pound.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Mutou slips nicely into half guard.
Pedro keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that George Pedro 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.


Mutou lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Pedro keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Mutou misses with a body shot.
Pedro misses with a hook. Mutou ducked under it nicely.
Pedro has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Pedro there as he acknowledges the shot.
Mutou slips a straight right by Pedro.
Mutou throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A leg kick checked by Mutou.
Mutou slips a jab from Pedro.
A big left from Mutou misses.
Good standup being displayed there by Mutou as he connects with a hook.
Mutou punishes Pedro's body with a nice straight punch.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Pedro, right into the meat.
Mutou misses with a takedown attempt - Pedro sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Pedro takes a swing at Mutou's ribcage but misses.
A shot to the liver by Mutou. Beautiful body shot.
A nice leg kick lands there from Pedro.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Pedro shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Mutou as he jumps to the side.
The crowd cheers as Pedro lands an impressive looking overhand right. Mutou doesn't seem phased though.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mutou cracks Pedro with a right hand to the side of the head.

Mutou drives through with a takedown into Pedro's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Mutou throws a strike but Pedro rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Mutou keeping moving, preventing Pedro from controlling successfully.
Mutou 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.
Pedro working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Pedro postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
George Pedro overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Pedro missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Mutou wants to sweep here but Pedro controlling him for the moment.
Mutou controlling Pedro's posture.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mutou's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.
Pedro postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Mutou is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Mutou looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Mutou looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Pedro puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pedro is trying to control. Mutou wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mutou is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Mutou on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Pedro is keen to just control but Mutou is a slippery customer.
Pedro slips a nice elbow through Mutou's hands, connecting with Mutou's forehead.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pedro not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Pedro 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.
Pedro not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Mutou slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Mutou is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Mutou is keen to just control but Pedro is a slippery customer.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro blocking the ground and pound attempt from Mutou.
Pedro is trying to get back to full guard.
Mutou sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Pedro defending well though.
Mutou throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Mutou is pressing down on Pedro's thigh, looking to free his foot. Pedro is holding on for now.
Mutou thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Pedro gets full guard.
Mutou is working Pedro over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Pedro looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Mutou landing with the ground and pound.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Keiji Mutou will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!



Pedro closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Mutou quickly recovers to half guard.
Mutou preventing any damage for now, controlling his opponent's head.
Mutou is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Pedro takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Pedro slips a nice elbow through Mutou's hands, connecting with Mutou's forehead.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mutou trying to get back to full guard but Pedro takes advantage of the position and moves to full mount!
Pedro raining down hammerfists from mount.
Pedro landing shots from mount.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro cracks Mutou with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.

Mutou is rocked!
Mutou tries to hold on but Pedro postures up.
Pedro looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
Mutou is still in real trouble! Can Pedro finish him?
Mutou takes a big shot to the head but keeps on trying to improve his position.
Pedro with the ground and pound from mount.
Pedro trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Pedro landing punches.
Mutou is trying desperately to improve position.
Mutou tries to lock up and control but Pedro gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Mutou seems to have recovered his senses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mutou sneaks a leg back under and regains half guard and is working straight away to try and get back to guard. He hasn't managed just yet though.
Ground and pound from Pedro.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Mutou is trying to maintain the position but Pedro is very close to passing his half guard.
Pedro is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Pedro stalling.
Mutou moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Mutou not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Pedro might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mutou looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Pedro is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Mutou is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Pedro scoring with punches to the head and body.
Pedro keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Mutou's head.
Mutou is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Pedro throwing strikes from guard but Mutou blocks nicely.
Pedro throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Mutou works some decent striking defense from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro is working Mutou over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Mutou is trying to control the position but Pedro postures up.
Mutou manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Pedro manages to get himself to full guard.

Mutou working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Pedro utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Mutou working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Pedro is trying to control the position from the bottom.

Pedro has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Mutou can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Mutou stopping the sweep attempt from Pedro.

And that's the end of the fight!
George Pedro showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Pedro 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 Frank Antenori scores the fight 29:28
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 29:28
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... George Pedro!
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FIGHT
RATING
37%

 

Event: IFC Wednesday Night Fights #5     
Date:   Jul 19, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Joran Akerman and Mitsuo Yoshida. On his way into the cage it seems that Joran Akerman has been attacked by a crazed fan! It looks like it might have been the just bleed guy! Luckily Joran Akerman seems to be OK! I thought that lunatic was in prison!?

180 cm
25
185 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
175 cm
25
185 lbs
1 - 2 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Solid boxing
KO power
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Intelligent

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Joran Akerman!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Mitsuo Yoshida!
The judges for this bout are Peter Branson, Michael Johnstone and Daniel Franklin.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Yoshida takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Akerman throws a lazy uppercut
and Yoshida counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Akerman thinking.
Akerman misses the jab.
A jab from Akerman does it's job there.
Akerman swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Yoshida misses with a straight left.
Yoshida bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Akerman lands with a right hand.
Akerman scores with the left hand. Yoshida knows he should have avoided that one.

Yoshida is rocked!
Akerman definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Akerman drops a shoulder and throws a monster hook that connects perfectly to the side of Yoshida's head, knocking him out cold! Akerman is extatic as he celebrates with his cornermen.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:34 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Joran Akerman!
Joran Akerman really struggled to get his t-shirt on before his hand was raised. Making sure that Quark's logo gets some air time is pretty tricky when you're all sweaty.
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: ABW 43 Randleman - Gelfen     
Date:   Jul 13, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Kagekatsu Uesugi and Schlink Jang. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

182 cm
20
174 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
178 cm
20
180 lbs
2 - 2 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Solid boxing
Good chin
BJJ White Belt
Excellent boxer
Powerful

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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 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kagekatsu Uesugi!
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, Schlink Jang!
The judges for this bout are Matti Vanhoillinen, Marco Blurström and Arvi Lind.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jang jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Jang misses with a two punch combination.
Uesugi throws a sloppy body shot
and Jang counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Uesugi looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.

Uesugi has taken the fight to the clinch.
Uesugi lands a shoulder strike.
Uesugi lands a right hand.
Uesugi can't find room to land a body shot as Jang controls the action.
Uesugi lands a body punch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Uesugi.
Uesugi scores with a shoulder strike.
Uesugi swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Uesugi makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Jang is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Uesugi creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Uesugi doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Uesugi can't find room to land a body shot as Jang controls the action.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Jang pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Jang throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Uesugi.

Uesugi rushes Jang and presses him up against the cage.
Uesugi doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Jang tries to break the clinch but Uesugi is controlling the position.
Uesugi tries a body shot but Jang blocks it.
Uesugi misses with some punches.
Uesugi throws a head punch that misses.
Jang working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Jang has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Uesugi blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Uesugi lands a body shot.
Uesugi tries to throw a body punch but Jang avoids it by throwing Uesugi back against the cage.
Uesugi is working for takedown but Jang is calmly controlling the position for now.
Uesugi stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Uesugi fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Jang is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Jang tries to stall but Uesugi uses the opportunity to gain a better position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Uesugi working aggressively here.
Uesugi lands with a short shot to the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Jang.
Uesugi misses with a punch to the body.
Uesugi goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Uesugi lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Jang.
Jang stalling the fight.
Uesugi misses with a punch to the body.
Jang stalling in the clinch but Uesugi improves position.
Uesugi can't find room to land a body shot as Jang controls the action.
Uesugi goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Uesugi misses with a hook from the clinch.
Jang lands a right hand that snaps the head of Uesugi backwards.
Uesugi throws a head punch that misses.
Jang misses with a short punch on the inside.
Uesugi misses with a punch to the body.
Uesugi lands a left hand.
Uesugi misses with a punch to the body.
Uesugi lands with a left to the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jang lands with a light punch inside.
Uesugi tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Jang just stands there and leans against the cage.
Jang blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Jang prevents a body shot from Uesugi.
Uesugi misses with a short punch on the inside.
Uesugi throws a head punch that misses.
Uesugi looking for a takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Kagekatsu Uesugi. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Uesugi tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Jang's elbow.
Uesugi doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Uesugi tries to throw a body punch but Jang avoids it by throwing Uesugi back against the cage.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Jang lands an uppercut.
A hook to the body from Uesugi.
Jang tries a body shot but Uesugi blocks it.
Uesugi can't find room to land a body shot as Jang controls the action.
Jang lands a left hand.
Uesugi misses with the head strike.
Uesugi tries a body shot but Jang blocks it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Uesugi has a couple of punches blocked by Jang.
Uesugi working aggressively here.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Jang creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Jang.
Jang prevents a body shot from Uesugi.
A nice right hand lands inside from Uesugi.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Uesugi misses with a body punch.
Jang looking to stall.
Uesugi swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A nice left hand lands by Uesugi.
Uesugi tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Jang's elbow.
Uesugi throws a head punch that misses.
Jang misses with a punch to the body.
Uesugi misses with some punches.
Jang's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Uesugi lands with a light punch inside.
Uesugi throws a punch but it's blocked by Jang.

Uesugi successfully pulls guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Kagekatsu Uesugi dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Jang on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Uesugi lands with a right hand.
Schlink Jang is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Jang throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Both fighters are looking to counter, which isn't making for the most exciting fight in the world.
Uesugi throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Jang lands a nice shot to the body.
Jang rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Uesugi moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Uesugi seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Uesugi swings for the body but Jang moves out of range.
Uesugi lunges at Jang with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Jang's hand.
Jang slips a jab from Uesugi.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Uesugi throws a body punch but Jang moves out of range.
Uesugi dodges the punch combination from Jang.
Jang scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
A punch combination from Jang misses.
Uesugi lands a lovely overhand right.
Uesugi connects with a good right hand that stumbles Jang. Jang circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Schlink Jang seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Jang throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Uesugi sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Uesugi wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jang misses with a two punch combination.
Jang throws an ugly left hook that misses
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
and Uesugi counters with a right hand to the body.

Uesugi fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Jang, pushing him back against the cage.
Jang struggles to land a body shot inside as Uesugi controls his hands.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Uesugi tries to throw a body punch but Jang avoids it by throwing Uesugi back against the cage.
Uesugi lands a hook that snaps the head of Jang backwards.
Uesugi presses Jang against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Uesugi working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A hook to the body from Uesugi.

Uesugi drags the fight down to the ground.
Jang has decided he wants to stand but the closed guard of Uesugi is proving hard to escape from.

Jang is trying to tuck his arms in to keep them safe but Uesugi has managed to isolate one of them and has got a loose triangle. Jang is looking to defend but Uesugi has done well to lock his legs together - this could be big trouble for Jang! Uesugi pulls down on the head and a little smile comes across his face - he knows he's got it. Yep, Jang taps out and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:57 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Kagekatsu Uesugi!
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
58%

 

Event: StrikeForce Union #68     
Date:   Jul 09, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Akio Mori and Pete Granger. Granger is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Get Ya Strut On - Lord Have Mercy. I don't know about you partner, but I'm pumped for this one!

184 cm
22
174 lbs
5 - 1 - 0
182 cm
25
178 lbs
9 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
Dangerous knees
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

Urban Fighter

KAISER Nutrition - Q160
Sully's Bar & Grill



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Akio Mori!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Pete Granger!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, Colin Fotheringham and Daniel Bishop.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Granger fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Mori manages to avoid it.
Granger digs a good hook to Mori's body.
Mori connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Granger lands a jab to the nose.
A lazy left from Mori finds it's target.
Mori misses with a hook. Granger ducked under it nicely.
Mori lands with a nice body punch.
Granger throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Mori on the side of the head.
Mori walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Mori looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Mori ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Granger moves away.
Granger pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Granger throws a half hearted mid kick.
Mori throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Granger misses the jab.
Mori throws the left hand but Granger avoids the punch easily.
Mori throws a big shot that misses.
Granger comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mori misses with a wild body shot.
Mori tests Granger's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Granger misses with an uppercut.
Mori is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Granger.
Granger lands with a good body shot.
Mori takes a swing at Granger's ribcage but misses.
Granger slips under a jab from Mori.
Mori swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Granger lands a nice hook to Mori's body. Mori takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Mori pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Mori slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Granger lands with a nice body punch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Mori thows a left - swing and a miss!
Mori is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Granger.
A nice side step and Granger releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Granger throws a body punch but Mori moves out of range.
Mori swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Granger misses with the combination.
Granger tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Mori was well out of range. Poor timing from Granger.
It looked like Mori wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Granger thuds his right hand into Mori's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Mori takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Granger throws a jab but it's blocked by Mori.
Granger's corner calls for a 1-2. Granger obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Mori misses the shot to the body.
Granger swinging wildly here.
Mori seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Mori looks to land a left hand but Granger moved out of range nicely.
Mori tries to clinch but Granger moves out of range.
Granger slips under a jab from Mori.
Mori is looking to clinch.
Granger throws out a loose jab but Mori uses good head movement to avoid it.
Mori tries to counter by clinching up but Granger breaks away and moves out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mori throws a hook to the side of Granger's head but Granger sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Mori looks to score with a jab to the body but Granger is just out of range.
Granger connects with a body shot.
Granger ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Granger avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Mori has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Mori lands with a nice body punch.
Mori throws a body punch but Granger moves out of range.
As Mori backs off Granger throws a huge counter combo but Mori manages to avoid it all.
Good shot there by Granger.
Nice defenses there by Granger.
A swing and a miss from Granger.
Granger misses with an uppercut
and Mori cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Granger uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Mori.
Granger throws out a counter right but Mori avoids it with no problem.
Mori walks into a stiff left hand from Granger.
Granger swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Mori counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mori throws out a loose jab but Granger uses good head movement to avoid it.
A telegraphed right hand from Granger misses the target.
Mori misses with a hook
letting Granger counter with a right hand.
Granger pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Granger lands with a slapping head kick.
Granger keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Mori.
Granger looks like he wants to counter punch here.
A jab from Mori misses.
The fight stays on the outside here - Mori looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Mori cracks Granger with a good jab.
Mori misses the shot to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Mori misses with a hook to the body
and Granger counters with a nice uppercut.
Mori throws a body shot but no joy.
Granger lands a jab-cross combination.

Mori rushes Granger and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Pete Granger dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Mori punishes Granger's body with a nice straight punch.
Granger is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Mori.
Mori 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.
Granger lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Mori connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Granger scores with the left hand. Mori knows he should have avoided that one.
Mori misses with an uppercut.
Granger throws a big counter head kick but Mori avoids it with no problem.
Granger walks into a stiff left hand from Mori.
Jab, jab by Granger - just one landing.
Mori closes the distance looking to clinch
and Granger counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Mori is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Granger.
The fighters circle momentarily. Granger darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Mori moves away from the strike by Granger.
Granger throws a nice looking combination but Mori bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Mori might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Granger misses with a wild body shot.
Mori tries to counter by clinching up but Granger breaks away and moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A jab lands there for Granger.
Mori throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Granger is looking for the big counter here.
Mori misses with an uppercut. Granger saw that one coming.
Mori connects with a single shot there.
Nice body kick from Granger.
Granger misses with a looping right.
A big right from Mori misses.
Granger throws a jab when Mori was well out of range.
Mori throws a jab when Granger was well out of range.
Granger throws a jab when Mori was well out of range.
Mori keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Granger cracks a nice hook into Mori's ribs.
Granger throws a sloppy head kick
and Mori counters with a stiff right hand.
Mori is looking to take this fight into the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mori ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A big left from Granger misses.
Decent striking displayed by Granger there.
Mori dodges the punch combination from Granger.
Granger defending well as Mori loads up on a big left hand.
Granger throws a body shot but no joy.
Granger missing with a left hand there. Mori was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Granger misses with a body shot.
Granger takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Mori misses with an uppercut
and Granger makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Mori connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
A telegraphed right hand from Granger misses the target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mori slips under a jab.
Mori ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Granger moves away.
Granger takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Mori gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Mori is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Granger.
Granger has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Mori swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Granger jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.

Mori clinches up against the cage.
Granger tries to break free but Mori pushes him back against the cage.
Granger scores with a shot to the side of Mori's head.
Mori struggles to land a body shot inside as Granger controls his hands.
Mori is leaning against Granger and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Granger throws a punch but it's blocked by Mori.
Mori lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Mori misses with some punches.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Mori using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A right hook to the body lands for Mori.
Granger prevents a body shot from Mori.
Granger lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Mori has a couple of punches blocked by Granger.
Mori lands with a short shot to the head.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Mori obliges.
Mori landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
Granger stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Granger managing to block the knees to the body from Mori.
Mori misses with a hook to the ribs.
Still in the clinch, Mori scores with a nice short uppercut.
Mori looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Mori leaning his opponent against the cage.
Mori tries to throw a body punch but Granger avoids it by throwing Mori back against the cage.
Mori can't find room to land a body shot as Granger controls the action.
Mori tries to throw a body punch but Granger avoids it by throwing Mori back against the cage.
Mori content to slow the pace in the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Mori ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
The fighters circling - Mori throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Mori connects with a body shot.
Mori bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Granger's head backwards.
Granger tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Mori uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Granger.
A looping hook to the body misses from Mori. Granger does a little dance to reset his feet.
Granger scores with a shot to the body.
Mori takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Mori misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Granger.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Granger ducks under a wild hook from Mori.
Granger misses with an uppercut.
Granger throws a series of punches but Mori moves out of range.
Mori looks to score with a jab to the body but Granger is just out of range.
Granger lands a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Granger takes a swing at Mori's ribcage but misses.
Granger throws a lazy uppercut
and Mori counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Mori lands a jab to Granger's midsection.
Granger throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.

Mori fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Granger, pushing him back against the cage.
Granger fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

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

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Mori misses with a punch to the body.
Mori manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Mori prevents Granger from breaking the clinch.
Mori tries to work over Granger's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Granger softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Granger tries to work over Mori's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

Granger escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Mori throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Granger appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Granger lands a nice shot that snaps Mori's head back.
Granger defending well as Mori loads up on a big left hand.
Mori throws a body punch but Granger moves out of range.
Granger looks like he wants to counter punch here.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Mori moves away from the strike by Granger.
Pete Granger seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Granger smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Granger lands with a good body shot.
Granger works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Granger lands a jab to the head.
Granger takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Mori misses with a hook.
Granger throws out a token jab with nothing on it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mori throws a jab but it's blocked by Granger.
Mori throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Akio Mori has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Mori avoids the body shot from Granger.
Mori lands a nice hook to Granger's body. Granger takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.

Mori clinches up with Granger and pushes him back against the cage.

Granger escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Jab, jab by Granger - just one landing.
Mori ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Mori ducks under a wild hook from Granger.
Sloppy strikes from Granger. Those never looked like landing.
Mori throws out a loose jab but Granger uses good head movement to avoid it.
A slow jab from Granger misses its intended target.
Mori throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Granger fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Mori scores with a shot to the body.
Pete Granger is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Mori takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Mori throws a hook but Granger blocks it.
Granger scores with a shot to the body.
Granger bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Granger scores with a hook.
Mori paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Mori throws a body punch but Granger moves out of range.
Granger throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Mori stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Mori throws a jab when Granger was well out of range.
Mori connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Granger ducks under a wild hook from Mori.
Granger scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Mori scores with a nice strike.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Pete Granger.
I've got Granger winning every round here. Surely the decision will go his way and he'll pick up a well deserved decision victory. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 29:30
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 27:30
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Pete Granger!

After the fight, Pete Granger was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.
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
77%

 

Event: HFC 107:Yamamoto vs Miller     
Date:   Jul 08, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Kotetsu Yamamoto and Ben Miller. Ben Miller has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

168 cm
25
149 lbs
17 - 4 - 0
166 cm
26
148 lbs
12 - 5 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Arcticus University: London
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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 17 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kotetsu Yamamoto!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ben Miller!
The judges for this bout are Dmitry Maklakov, Aleksei Zolotukhin and Aleksandr Martynov.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Yamamoto scores with a body shot.
Miller on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Yamamoto bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Yamamoto fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Miller manages to avoid it.
Yamamoto swings for the body but Miller moves out of range.
Miller lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Yamamoto's jab looks to have found its range, popping Miller under the eye.
Yamamoto fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Miller uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Yamamoto.
Yamamoto lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Miller at a distance.
Yamamoto tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Miller was well out of range. Poor timing from Yamamoto.
A lazy left from Miller finds it's target.
A good leg kick by Miller.
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!
Miller throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A shot to the liver by Yamamoto. Beautiful body shot.
Yamamoto throws a body shot but no joy.

Miller gets a clinch.
Miller misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Yamamoto can't find room to land a body shot as Miller controls the action.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Miller prevents a body shot from Yamamoto.
Yamamoto blocks an uppercut.
Miller lands a shoulder strike.
Miller lands an elbow just above Yamamoto 's eye.
Yamamoto lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Miller.
Yamamoto misses with a short punch on the inside.
Miller tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Yamamoto blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Miller tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Yamamoto smiles and moves away.
Yamamoto has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Miller finds it's way round the side to connect with Yamamoto's head.
Miller thows a leg kick but Yamamoto checks it

and Yamamoto counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Miller fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Yamamoto gets through Miller's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A short body shot lands from Miller as the two fighters clinch.
Yamamoto doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Yamamoto can't find room to land a body shot as Miller controls the action.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Yamamoto.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Miller blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Miller lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Yamamoto doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Yamamoto goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A short right from Yamamoto on the inside.
Yamamoto effectively controlling the action here.
Yamamoto goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Miller jumps guard but Yamamoto stands there with Miller around his waist. Miller gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Miller has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Yamamoto seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Miller can turn it around.
Kotetsu Yamamoto has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ben Miller.
Yamamoto swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Yamamoto tries to throw a body punch but Miller avoids it by throwing Yamamoto back against the cage.
Miller's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A nice right hand lands inside from Miller.
Yamamoto lands a body shot in the clinch.
Yamamoto struggles to land a body shot inside as Miller controls his hands.
Miller misses with a punch to the body.
Miller pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Yamamoto tries to work over Miller's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A short uppercut from Yamamoto.
Yamamoto scores with a shoulder strike.

Miller manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
Yamamoto working some strikes from top position.

Miller working for a triangle but Yamamoto defends it easily.
Yamamoto trying to control the position from guard on top but Miller is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Yamamoto got a little sloppy there for a moment and Miller has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Yamamoto has managed to get both his arms back between Miller's legs - danger averted.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Miller is trying to control the position but Yamamoto postures up.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yamamoto landing some decent shots from guard.
Yamamoto content to stall in guard here.
Yamamoto scoring with punches to the head and body.
Yamamoto is looking to work some ground and pound but Miller has wrist control.

Miller had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Yamamoto defends it easily.
Miller keeping moving, preventing Yamamoto from controlling successfully.

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

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


Miller throws a head kick that misses.
Yamamoto checks a leg kick nicely.
A quick step to the side and Yamamoto tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
A chopping leg kick lands by Miller.
Yamamoto scores with a body shot.
Yamamoto connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Miller looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Yamamoto ducks right into an uppercut from Miller.
Nice straight punches there by Miller. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Miller.
Yamamoto throws a hook but Miller blocks it.
Yamamoto is looking to wear down Miller with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Yamamoto keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Miller throws a left and a right that both miss
and Yamamoto makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Miller throws a half hearted mid kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Miller takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Yamamoto is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Miller can do to turn this around?
Miller swats away the attempt to clinch by Yamamoto.
And Miller tries to counter it with a takedown but Yamamoto pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Miller will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Miller gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Yamamoto misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Miller.
Yamamoto fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Miller goes for a double leg but Yamamoto avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Yamamoto continues to drive forward.
Miller misses with a looping right.
Yamamoto lands with a hook. Miller tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Sloppy strikes from Miller. Those never looked like landing.

Miller closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Yamamoto did well to prevent Miller getting side control.
Yamamoto is trying to control but can't.
Yamamoto is pressing down on Miller's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Yamamoto is pulling down on Miller's head. It's preventing any offense from Miller, at least for the moment.
Miller postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Yamamoto looking to hit a scissor sweep but Miller is one step ahead there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
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!
Miller postures up.
Yamamoto pulls Miller in close to prevent any damage.
Miller trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Miller wants to control from the top but Yamamoto keeps moving.
Yamamoto tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Yamamoto is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Yamamoto 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.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Yamamoto tests Miller's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Miller tries to work over Yamamoto's front leg with a kick but Yamamoto checks it.
Miller scores with a spinning back kick!
Miller shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Yamamoto as he avoids it easily.
Yamamoto was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Miller takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Miller connects with a body shot.
Miller keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Yamamoto misses with a straight left.
Kotetsu Yamamoto is winning the standup battle so far.
Miller keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Miller wants to slow Yamamoto down by chopping away at his legs.
Miller scores with a leg kick.
Yamamoto fails with a takedown attempt.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Miller misses with a takedown attempt - Yamamoto sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Kotetsu Yamamoto has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ben Miller.
Yamamoto checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Yamamoto shoots in for a takedown but Miller shows good takedown defense.
A good leg kick by Miller.
It looks like Yamamoto has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Kotetsu Yamamoto seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Miller bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Miller fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
A cross from Yamamoto lands.
Miller lands with an overhand left.
Yamamoto lands with a straight right. Miller didn't see that one coming.
Miller tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Yamamoto thuds his right hand into Miller's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
A slapping body kick lands there for Miller.
Miller lands a jab to Yamamoto's midsection.
Yamamoto showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Miller.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Ben Miller will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Miller pivots, looking for a leg kick but Yamamoto is out of range and Miller settles back down.
Miller fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Yamamoto manages to avoid it.

Miller takes the fight into the clinch.
Yamamoto tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Miller tries a body shot but Yamamoto blocks it.
Miller blocks a body shot from Yamamoto.
Yamamoto blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Yamamoto goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Knees to the body from Miller.
Miller lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Yamamoto misses with a hook to the ribs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Miller swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Miller fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Miller tries to work over Yamamoto's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Yamamoto misses with a punch on the inside.

Miller pulls guard.
Yamamoto preventing the sweep.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Miller working for a triangle but Yamamoto defends it easily.
Yamamoto stands up over Miller, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Yamamoto 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.
Miller looking to hit a scissor sweep but Yamamoto is one step ahead there.

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.
Miller is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.

Miller working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Yamamoto doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Yamamoto manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Ben Miller has got the better of the ground game so far.
Yamamoto wants to control from the top but Miller keeps moving.
Yamamoto is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Miller lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Jab, jab by Miller - just one landing.
Yamamoto connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Miller keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Miller with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Miller feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Yamamoto's calf.
Yamamoto misses with a wild body shot.
Yamamoto fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Miller manages to avoid it.
Miller misses with a hook. Yamamoto ducked under it nicely.
Yamamoto scores with a jab to the body.
Miller throws a body shot but no joy.
Yamamoto cracks a nice hook into Miller's ribs.
Miller takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yamamoto moves into range and connects with a jab.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Yamamoto ducks under a wild hook from Miller.
Yamamoto fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Miller manages to avoid it.
Yamamoto takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Yamamoto scores with a shot to the body.
Yamamoto is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Yamamoto takes a swing at Miller's ribcage but misses.

Miller forces Yamamoto back against the cage and clinches.
A short left from Yamamoto.
Miller prevents a body shot from Yamamoto.
Yamamoto working aggressively here.
Yamamoto gets through Miller's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Yamamoto goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Miller blocks a body shot from Yamamoto.
Yamamoto tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Miller lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Miller lands a shoulder strike.
A right handed body shot lands from Yamamoto.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Ben Miller.
I think Miller 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 Dmitry Maklakov scores the fight 28:29
Judge Aleksei Zolotukhin scores the fight 28:29
Judge Aleksandr Martynov scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ben Miller!

A relieved looking Ben Miller thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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RATING
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Event: Syn 533 - Idiosyncratic     
Date:   Jul 07, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Sotiris Kakoullis and Keiji Mutou. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

184 cm
36
206 lbs
41 - 12 - 0
188 cm
40
213 lbs
33 - 16 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 41 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Sotiris Kakoullis!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 16 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Keiji Mutou!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Frank Antenori and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Mutou throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Kakoullis on the side of the head.
Kakoullis with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Mutou just misses with a punch to the body.
Mutou slips under a jab from Kakoullis.
Mutou swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Kakoullis throws a low kick but Mutou avoids it.
Kakoullis missing with a left hand there. Mutou was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Kakoullis delivers a nice body kick.
Mutou takes a shot to the body in his stride.
A big left from Kakoullis misses.
A decent looking cross lands there for Kakoullis.
Mutou uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kakoullis.
Mutou uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kakoullis.
Kakoullis catches Mutou with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Mutou throws a lazy right hand but Kakoullis sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The fighters circle, before Kakoullis throws a beautiful high kick that crashes into Mutou's neck, sending him stumbling to the floor! Kakoullis lands more strikes and forces a referee stoppage! That one ended in an instant!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:06 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Kick & Punches). Sotiris Kakoullis!
During a confident post fight interview, Sotiris Kakoullis thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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RATING
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Event: IFC5 - Born on the 4th of July     
Date:   Jul 04, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Jordan Hendo and Mitsuo Yoshida. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

187 cm
25
187 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
175 cm
25
185 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
BJJ White Belt
Excellent MT
Granite chin
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Intelligent

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Jordan Hendo!
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, Mitsuo Yoshida!
The judges for this bout are Michael Johnstone, Peter Branson and Santiago Holmes.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hendo scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Yoshida doesn't seem bothered though.
Yoshida misses with a right hand
and Hendo counters with a nice body shot.
Hendo misses with a few strikes there.
A little jabbing left from Yoshida on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Yoshida throws a hook but Hendo blocks it.
Yoshida's coach down at The Island Gym was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Yoshida's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Hendo lands a lovely overhand right.
Yoshida gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Hendo.
Hendo misses with a double jab.
Hendo shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Hendo uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Yoshida has time to react.
Hendo misses with a wild body shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hendo. Yoshida does a little dance to reset his feet.
Yoshida scores with a crisp jab that stopped Hendo in his tracks.
Hendo lands an overhand right.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Hendo takes the fight into the clinch.
Yoshida blocking some punches.
Hendo lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
A body shot lands from Hendo.

Yoshida breaks from the clinch.
Hendo scores with a crisp jab that stopped Yoshida in his tracks.
Hendo scores with a nice head shot.
Hendo ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Hendo swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Yoshida throws a looping overhand right but Hendo ducks down to avoid it.
Hendo connects with a good right hand that stumbles Yoshida. Yoshida circles away out of range and recomposes himself.

Hendo gets a clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Yoshida has had enough of the clinch but Hendo keeps him there for the moment.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Yoshida tries to circle away but Hendo has him pinned against the cage.
Yoshida looking to stall.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Hendo.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hendo prevents Yoshida from breaking the clinch.
Hendo working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Hendo working aggressively here.

Yoshida escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Hendo throws a monster overhand right that drops Yoshida! Hendo follows up with more strikes from mount and the fight is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:36 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Jordan Hendo!
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RATING
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Event: UGD 64:Wayne Vs Sanchez     
Date:   Jul 01, 2017

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Ken Tanaka and Saul Tigh. The crowd giving both fighters a great reception on their way into the arena. That's good to see.

200 cm
24
300 lbs
9 - 5 - 0
198 cm
29
280 lbs
20 - 10 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Ken Tanaka!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Saul Tigh!
The judges for this bout are James Ackerman, Sam Margolis and Phil Schofield.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Tigh misses with an attempted mid kick.
Tigh has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Tanaka is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Tigh listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Tigh waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Tanaka.
Tanaka tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Tigh was well out of range. Poor timing from Tanaka.
Tigh fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Tanaka looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Tigh scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Tanaka looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Tigh misses with a head kick.
The fighters circle momentarily. Tigh darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Tanaka connects with a looping right hand.
Tigh defending well as Tanaka loads up on a big left hand.
Tanaka steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Tigh.
Tigh lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Tigh lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Tigh cracks Tanaka with a nasty uppercut that draws ooohs from the crowd and sends Tanaka tumbling backwards onto the mat. He tries to recover but Tigh pounces and lands a hail of unanswered strikes that forces the referee to step in to end the fight! Tanaka is not happy but he gave the referee no choice!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Saul Tigh!
Saul Tigh managed to slip a mention for his sponsors, Bullet Proof System, into his post fight interview.
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Event: Bushido 59: Wright vs. Black     
Date:   Jun 30, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Clarence Van Gaal and Koh Ibu. There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.

170 cm
23
167 lbs
10 - 2 - 0
175 cm
23
159 lbs
7 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

RAGS of a RONIN

RAGS of a RONIN
Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Clarence Van Gaal!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Koh Ibu!
The judges for this bout are Hirohito Nitta, Ren Mimura and Kenichi Hosakawa.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ibu wants to slow Van Gaal down by chopping away at his legs.
Van Gaal quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Ibu rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Van Gaal cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Van Gaal misses with a looping right.
Decent striking displayed by Ibu there.
Ibu ducks under a wild hook from Van Gaal.
Ibu looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.

Van Gaal tries to keep at a distance but Ibu has taken the fight into the clinch.
Ibu prevents a body shot from Van Gaal.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Van Gaal as Ibu tries to tie him up.
Van Gaal softening up his opponent with strikes, against the ropes.
Van Gaal swings wildly with an uppercut but Ibu uses good head movement to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Van Gaal lands an uppercut.
A short left from Van Gaal.
A body shot lands from Ibu.
Van Gaal blocks an uppercut.
Ibu lands an uppercut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Both fighters working to control the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Van Gaal can't find room to land a body shot as Ibu controls the action.
Van Gaal misses with a short punch on the inside.
The referee is keeping an eye on Ibu - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Ibu.
Ibu blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Ibu misses with the head strike.
Good body shot from Ibu.
Ibu lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Ibu lands a shot to the body.
Van Gaal fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Van Gaal lands with a right to the head.
Ibu is leaning against Van Gaal and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Ibu goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Ibu tries to work over Van Gaal's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Ibu blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Ibu misses with a hook to the ribs.
Van Gaal fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ibu goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Van Gaal lands a shoulder strike.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Ibu.
Van Gaal has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Van Gaal prevents a body shot from Ibu.
Ibu tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A body shot lands from Van Gaal.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Ibu can't find room to land a body shot as Van Gaal controls the action.
Van Gaal swings wildly with an uppercut but Ibu uses good head movement to avoid it.
Van Gaal misses with a punch on the inside.
Ibu misses with a punch to the body.
Ibu tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Van Gaal's elbow.
Van Gaal goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Ibu lands with a short shot to the head.
Ibu tries a body shot but Van Gaal blocks it.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Van Gaal.
Ibu is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Van Gaal scores with a shoulder strike.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ibu lands with a left to the head.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Ibu leaning his opponent against the ropes.
Van Gaal misses with a body punch.
Ibu blocks an uppercut.
Ibu lands with a right to the head.
Ibu misses with a hook to the ribs.
Van Gaal lands with a light punch inside.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Ibu.
Ibu blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Van Gaal misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A battle for position here, against the ropes.
Van Gaal tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ibu tries to stall but Van Gaal uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Ibu misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Van Gaal misses with a body punch.
Ibu is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Van Gaal is keeping busy.
Ibu lands a body shot in the clinch.
Ibu digs a right hand into Van Gaal's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Van Gaal's gas tank.
Ibu lands with a right to the head.
Van Gaal misses with a punch on the inside.
Ibu blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Ibu lands a left hand.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Ibu holding his opponent close, against the ropes.
Ibu swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Ibu taking a breather.
Ibu tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A nice right hand lands inside from Ibu.
Ibu misses with a punch to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Ibu lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
The crowd cheers as Ibu lands an impressive looking overhand right. Van Gaal doesn't seem phased though.

Ibu moves into the clinch successfully.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Van Gaal as Ibu tries to tie him up.
Ibu lands a right hand.
Ibu stalling in the clinch but Van Gaal improves position.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Ibu.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Ibu fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Ibu working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Ibu misses with a body punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Van Gaal swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A short right from Ibu on the inside.
Ibu can't find room to land a body shot as Van Gaal controls the action.
Van Gaal stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Ibu has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
With the fighters clinched against the ropes, Van Gaal creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A body shot lands from Ibu.
Van Gaal prevents a body shot from Ibu.
Ibu stalls.
Ibu can't find room to land a body shot as Van Gaal controls the action.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Koh Ibu seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Van Gaal swings wildly with an uppercut but Ibu uses good head movement to avoid it.
Van Gaal misses with the head strike.
Ibu doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A battle for position here, against the ropes.
Ibu has Van Gaal pushed against the ropes.
Ibu doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Ibu can't find room to land a body shot as Van Gaal controls the action.
Ibu blocking some punches.
Ibu is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Van Gaal working aggressively here.
Van Gaal throws a punch but it's blocked by Ibu.
Ibu blocking some punches.
Van Gaal prevents a body shot from Ibu.
Ibu swings wildly with an uppercut but Van Gaal uses good head movement to avoid it.
Van Gaal misses with the head strike.
Ibu misses with a punch on the inside.
Ibu working aggressively here.
Van Gaal misses with a hook from the clinch.
Ibu has a couple of punches blocked by Van Gaal.
Van Gaal has a couple of punches blocked by Ibu.
Van Gaal misses with some punches.
Van Gaal stalling.
Ibu misses with a body punch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Ibu.
Ibu trying to stall but Van Gaal improves his position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ibu lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the ropes.
Van Gaal misses with a punch on the inside.
Ibu blocks an uppercut.
Ibu displaying some good clinch control by pressing Van Gaal up against the ropes.
Ibu struggles to land a body shot inside as Van Gaal controls his hands.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Ibu.
Ibu can't find room to land a body shot as Van Gaal controls the action.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Ibu.
Ibu blocks an uppercut.
Ibu lands a right hand.
Ibu lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Ibu softening up his opponent with strikes, against the ropes.
Van Gaal misses with a hook to the ribs.
Van Gaal throws a punch but it's blocked by Ibu.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Van Gaal pushes Ibu back against the ropes and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Ibu blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A nice left hand lands by Van Gaal.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Ibu.
Ibu doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Ibu trying to control the position but instead, Van Gaal has worked for underhooks and has pushed Ibu into the ropes.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Ibu.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Ibu stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Ibu.
Ibu misses with a body punch.
Ibu struggles to land a body shot inside as Van Gaal controls his hands.
A head punch on the inside from Van Gaal fails to land.
Ibu avoiding damage.
Ibu tries to work over Van Gaal's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Ibu is leaning against Van Gaal and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Koh Ibu 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!


Jab, jab by Ibu - just one landing.
Van Gaal takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Van Gaal misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Ibu.
Ibu waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Van Gaal.
Ibu scores with a shot to the body.

Ibu rushes Van Gaal and presses him up against the ropes.
Ibu is stalling here.
Ibu misses with a hook from the clinch.
Ibu tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Van Gaal tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ibu pressing his opponent against the ropes.
Van Gaal throws a punch but it's blocked by Ibu.
Ibu struggles to land a body shot inside as Van Gaal controls his hands.
Ibu tries to stall but Van Gaal uses the opportunity to gain a better position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Van Gaal.
Van Gaal's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Ibu holding his opponent close, against the ropes.
Ibu doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Ibu is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Van Gaal misses with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Ibu.
Van Gaal tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Van Gaal doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Ibu lands a right hand that snaps the head of Van Gaal backwards.
Ibu presses Van Gaal against the ropes and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
With the fighters clinched against the ropes, Ibu creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Ibu lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Ibu misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ibu is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Van Gaal is keeping busy.
Ibu looking to stall.
Ibu misses with some punches.
Van Gaal working aggressively here.
Van Gaal's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Ibu is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Van Gaal misses with a hook to the ribs.
Ibu blocks an uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Ibu leaning his opponent against the ropes.
Van Gaal misses with a short punch on the inside.
Ibu blocking some punches.
Ibu trying to stall but Van Gaal improves his position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ibu scores with a hook to the body.
Ibu working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Van Gaal tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Ibu lands on the inside with an uppercut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Ibu.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Ibu struggles to land a body shot inside as Van Gaal controls his hands.
Ibu goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Van Gaal tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Van Gaal.
Ibu misses with the head strike.
Ibu works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Van Gaal works on Ibu's body with a couple of short punches.
Ibu lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Ibu lands a body shot in the clinch.
Ibu tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Ibu lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Van Gaal backwards.
The fighters are pressed against the ropes, as the pace of the fight slows.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A short right from Ibu.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Ibu throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Van Gaals head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Ibu.
A head punch on the inside from Van Gaal fails to land.
Van Gaal misses with a hook to the ribs.
Ibu struggles to land a body shot inside as Van Gaal controls his hands.
A head punch on the inside from Ibu fails to land.
Ibu tries a body shot but Van Gaal blocks it.
A battle for position here, against the ropes.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Van Gaal.
Ibu tries to throw a body punch but Van Gaal avoids it by throwing Ibu back against the ropes.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Van Gaal as Ibu tries to tie him up.
Van Gaal lands with a light punch inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Ibu throws a body kick that misses.
Ibu will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Van Gaal moves forwards but Ibu connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Van Gaal scores with a jab to the head.
A looping hook to the body misses from Ibu. Van Gaal does a little dance to reset his feet.
Ibu connects with a looping right hand.
Ibu misses with a low kick.
Ibu has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Van Gaal throws a head kick that Ibu semi-blocks.

It looks like Koh Ibu has been cut.
Van Gaal goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Ibu tries to counter with a clinch but Van Gaal shakes him off and moves away.
Van Gaal cracks a nice hook into Ibu's ribs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Van Gaal cracks Ibu with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Ibu lands a body shot.
Van Gaal throws a lazy head kick
and Ibu counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Ibu scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Van Gaal tried to score with a low kick but Ibu checks it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Van Gaal uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Ibu.
Van Gaal keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Ibu misses with an attempted mid kick.
Van Gaal seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Van Gaal connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Ibu's hands.

Ibu tries to keep at a distance but Van Gaal has taken the fight into the clinch.
Ibu wants to stall.
Ibu stalling in the clinch but Van Gaal improves position.
Ibu tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Van Gaal manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Ibu.
Ibu tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Van Gaal.
Ibu working aggressively here.
Van Gaal presses Ibu against the ropes and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Ibu wants to stall.
Van Gaal is looking to control Ibu's arms but Ibu gets an underhook and turns him. Now Van Gaal has his back to the ropes.
Van Gaal tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Still in the clinch, Ibu scores with a nice short uppercut.
Ibu throws a punch but it's blocked by Van Gaal.
Van Gaal throws a head punch that misses.
Ibu misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Van Gaal tries to stall but Ibu uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Ibu is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the ropes.
Van Gaal lands with a left to the head.
Van Gaal tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Ibu blocking some punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Van Gaal tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Ibu blocks a body shot from Van Gaal.
A left hand lands to the body for Ibu.
Ibu blocks a body shot from Van Gaal.
Ibu looking to stall.
Van Gaal working aggressively here.
Ibu working aggressively here.
Ibu blocks a punch to the side of the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Ibu.
Van Gaal blocks a body shot from Ibu.
A battle for position here, against the ropes.
Van Gaal pushes Ibu back against the ropes and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Ibu can't find room to land a body shot as Van Gaal controls the action.
A nice right hand lands inside from Ibu.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Van Gaal.
Ibu tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A battle for position here, against the ropes.
The referee calls for Ibu to work.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Ibu as Van Gaal tries to tie him up.
Van Gaal misses with the head strike.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Ibu takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Van Gaal lands a hook to the side of the head.
Van Gaal tries a body shot but Ibu blocks it.
Van Gaal swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Ibu misses with a hook to the ribs.
Ibu softening up his opponent with strikes, against the ropes.
A battle for position here, against the ropes.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Koh Ibu will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Koh Ibu's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!


Van Gaal misses with a body kick.
Van Gaal connects with the punch.
Ibu uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Van Gaal.
Ibu throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
A slow jab from Ibu misses its intended target.
Ibu scores with a nice strike.
Van Gaal throws a leg kick but Ibu moved away.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Van Gaal.
Ibu looks for the body kick but Van Gaal saw that one coming.
Ibu throws a body punch but Van Gaal moves out of range.
Van Gaal feinted there with a counter leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ibu throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Ibu jabs Van Gaal to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Ibu avoids the head kick by Van Gaal.
Van Gaal throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Ibu on the side of the head.

Van Gaal gets tackled into the ropes by Ibu. Ibu maintains the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Van Gaal scores with a shoulder strike.
Ibu scores with a nice hook to the head.
A bit of stalling here from Van Gaal.
Ibu tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Van Gaal's elbow.
A head punch on the inside from Van Gaal fails to land.
Ibu trying to stall but Van Gaal improves his position.
Ibu lands a nice uppercut.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Ibu as Van Gaal tries to tie him up.
Van Gaal has a couple of punches blocked by Ibu.
A hook to the body from Ibu.
Ibu makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Ibu stalling in the clinch but Van Gaal improves position.
Van Gaal blocks a body shot from Ibu.
Ibu wants to stall.
Ibu is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Van Gaal is keeping busy.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ibu misses with a body punch.
Ibu blocks an uppercut.
Van Gaal blocks a body shot from Ibu.
Well,Van Gaal is on his way to losing a decision here. Can he use his experience to pull something off in the closing minutes?
Ibu misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Van Gaal misses with some punches.
Ibu tries to work over Van Gaal's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Ibu lands a body punch in the clinch.
Ibu blocking some punches.
Ibu works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Ibu lands an uppercut.
Ibu misses with a punch to the body.
Ibu misses with a hook to the ribs.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Ibu lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Ibu blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Clarence Van Gaal has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ibu misses with the head strike.
Ibu doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Ibu blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Van Gaal is working Ibu over against the ropes.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Ibu lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Van Gaal.
Van Gaal misses with some punches.
Nice body punch from Ibu.
Van Gaal scores with a nice hook to the head.
Van Gaal tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Ibu lands a left hand that snaps the head of Van Gaal backwards.
Ibu lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Van Gaal.
Ibu tries a body shot but Van Gaal blocks it.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Van Gaal.
Van Gaal misses with a body punch.
Van Gaal throws a punch but it's blocked by Ibu.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A left hand lands to the body for Ibu.
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.
Van Gaal misses with a short punch on the inside.
Ibu lands an uppercut.
Ibu tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A left hand lands to the body for Ibu.
A short right from Ibu on the inside.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A head punch blocked on the inside by Ibu.
A short right from Ibu on the inside.
Still in the clinch, Ibu scores with a nice short uppercut.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Van Gaal fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Van Gaal fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Ibu blocks an uppercut.
Ibu misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Ibu leaning his opponent against the ropes.
Ibu gets through Van Gaal's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

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

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

Judge Hirohito Nitta scores the fight for Koh Ibu!
Judge Ren Mimura scores the fight for Koh Ibu!
Judge Kenichi Hosakawa scores the fight for Koh Ibu!

Koh Ibu wins by unanimous decision!

Koh Ibu is the new lightweight champion!
Koh Ibu gave a mention to Urban Fighter in his post fight interview. That will please them (and hopefully generate some sales).
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
55%

 

Event: ABW 38 Riverson - Athanas     
Date:   Jun 29, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Devin Watkins and Yoshi Fujiwara. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

190 cm
21
197 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
184 cm
19
185 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Counter fighter
Self confident
BJJ Purple Belt
Basic striking
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Devin Watkins!
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 St Petersburg, Yoshi Fujiwara!
The judges for this bout are Tarja Halkonen, Matti Vanhoillinen and Roosa Järviläinen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Fujiwara ducks down and throws a hook to the body.

Fujiwara closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Fujiwara lands in his opponent's guard.
Watkins trying to keep a closed guard but Fujiwara is proving a slippery customer.
Fujiwara lands a couple of digs.
Fujiwara postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Fujiwara not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.

Watkins working for a triangle but Fujiwara defends it easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fujiwara preventing the sweep.
Watkins is trying to keep Fujiwara in close.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fujiwara working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Fujiwara controls from within his opponent's guard.
Fujiwara lands a couple of elbows.

Watkins is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Fujiwara defends well.
Watkins tries to land a sweep but no joy.

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

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

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.
Fujiwara sitting in guard here, content to control.
Fujiwara lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Fujiwara landing some decent shots from guard.
Fujiwara passes Watkins's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Fujiwara takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Fujiwara lands a nice short elbow.
Fujiwara lands with a punch from half guard.
Fujiwara looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Fujiwara performing his best blanket impression for a moment.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
It looks like Fujiwara might be adopting somewhat of a lay and pray gameplan here, which I'm sure won't go down too well with the paying fans in attendance... Or the ring announcers come to think of it.
Nice strikes from Fujiwara there.
Fujiwara not doing much here.
Watkins is looking for a sweep. Fujiwara is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

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.
Watkins is working hard here to advance position.
Fujiwara has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Fujiwara in particular looking to stall.
Watkins is trying to control but Fujiwara passes into side control!
Fujiwara working the head with strikes.
The referee asks Fujiwara politely if he wouldn't mind getting on with it and actually doing something. Fujiwara prefers to stall for the moment though.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Fujiwara lands some shots froms side control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Yoshi Fujiwara 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.


Fujiwara connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Fujiwara lands a nice hook to Watkins's body. Watkins takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Watkins dives in and grabs Fujiwara's left leg, looking for a takedown. Fujiwara pushes down on Watkins's head and hops out.
Fujiwara scores with a jab to the head.

Watkins is rocked!
and Fujiwara counters with a massive uppercut that badly hurts Watkins! He's just covering up as Fujiwara starts to tee off till the referee steps in and stops the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:21 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Yoshi Fujiwara!
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
29%

 

Event: ABW36 Shingen - The Burninator     
Date:   Jun 27, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Joe Joes and Kagekatsu Uesugi. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

186 cm
21
170 lbs
1 - 2 - 0
182 cm
20
174 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Brawler
Good in bed
BJJ Brown Belt
Decent boxing
Solid chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Joe Joes!
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 St Petersburg, Kagekatsu Uesugi!
The judges for this bout are Roosa Järviläinen, Anni Minnemäki and Ben Zyskovitsi.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Joes takes a shot to the body in his stride.
A head kick by Joes misses
and Uesugi counters with a left to the body.
Uesugi circles away from the clinch attempt.
Uesugi lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Joes at a distance.
Uesugi lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Joes takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Joes tries to close the distance and clinch up but Uesugi swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Uesugi lands a jab to Joes's midsection.
Nice shot by Uesugi.
Uesugi circles and sees the opportunity to plant his feet and throw a really nice straight left hand that drops Joes to the canvas! Joes doesn't know where he is but he's trying to survive - Uesugi keeps piling on the pressure and forces the referee to step in! This one is aaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:35 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Kagekatsu Uesugi!
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: IFC3- SHOW MONEY     
Date:   Jun 25, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Erik Calvus and Mitsuo Yoshida. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

188 cm
20
194 lbs
0 - 1 - 0
175 cm
25
185 lbs
0 - 1 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Counter fighter
Cuts easily
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Intelligent

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Erik Calvus!
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, Mitsuo Yoshida!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Franklin, Winston Alpacca and Sandra Marshall.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Calvus darts in looking for a takedown but Yoshida gets double underhooks and turns Calvus into the cage.
Calvus takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Calvus with a poor takedown
and Yoshida counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Yoshida lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Yoshida lands with a cross.

It looks like Erik Calvus has been cut.
Calvus shoots for a double leg takedown but Yoshida sprawls well. He's pushed Calvus'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 Erik Calvus. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Calvus fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Yoshida avoids it really well and circles away.
Mitsuo Yoshida seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Yoshida jabs at Calvus's body.
Yoshida has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Calvus takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yoshida dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Calvus tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Yoshida swivels and escapes.
Calvus takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Calvus walks into a left hand.
Jab, jab by Yoshida - just one landing.

Calvus is rocked!
Calvus on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Oh Calvus is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Yoshida fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Calvus takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Calvus seems to have got his legs back now.
Calvus is breathing heavily.
Yoshida wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Yoshida pounces like a tiger and cracks Calvus with a vicious hook! Calvus is down but not out! Yoshida follows up with more strikes forcing the ref to jump in and stop it!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:54 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Mitsuo Yoshida!
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
56%

 

Event: Bushido58: Soszynski vs Mayhem     
Date:   Jun 23, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Jose Carlos Luciano and Masa Sanada. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the ring.

180 cm
22
178 lbs
5 - 1 - 0
180 cm
21
174 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Jose Carlos Luciano!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Masa Sanada!
The judges for this bout are Sosuke Kotani, Yukihiro Shimada and Yasuomi Hirokawa.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sanada throws an off balance right hand
and Luciano makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Luciano misses with a combination
and Sanada counters with a stiff right hand.
Luciano is looking to slow Sanada down with leg kicks.
Luciano keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Luciano, right into the meat.
Luciano chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Luciano darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Luciano throws a lazy uppercut
and Sanada counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Luciano dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Sanada. That did some damage!
Sanada takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Luciano missing with a left hand there. Sanada was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Sanada misses with a body shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Luciano missing with a left hand there. Sanada was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luciano throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Sanada blocks a low kick nicely.
Sanada swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Luciano looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Sanada throws out a counter right but Luciano avoids it with no problem.
Luciano throws a front kick that sends Sanada stumbling back into the ropes.
Luciano misses the jab.
Luciano attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Jose Carlos Luciano seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Sanada takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Sanada throws a shot to the body.
Sanada moves out of range of the leg kick from Luciano.
Luciano swings for the body but Sanada moves out of range.
Sanada slips a straight right by Luciano.
Luciano ducks under a wild hook from Sanada.
Luciano feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Luciano pulls out of a head kick attempt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luciano cracks the inside of Sanada's front leg.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Luciano, right into the meat.
Luciano swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Luciano throws an off balance right hand
and Sanada counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Luciano thinking.
Luciano throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Luciano takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Luciano tried to score with a low kick but Sanada checks it.
Sanada looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Luciano misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Sanada.
Luciano looks to land a left hand but Sanada moved out of range nicely.
Luciano ducks under a wild hook from Sanada.
Luciano paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Luciano misses with a straight left.
A nice side step and Sanada releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Sanada throws a body punch but Luciano moves out of range.
Luciano misses with a left hand
and Sanada connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luciano connects with an inside leg kick.
Luciano tests Sanada's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Luciano looks to throw the jab but Sanada is out of range.
A little jabbing left from Sanada on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Luciano misses with a body kick.
Sanada's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Luciano moves out of range as Sanada strikes.
Luciano swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Sanada gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Luciano scores with a crisp jab that stopped Sanada in his tracks.
Luciano moves out of range as Sanada strikes.
Luciano looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.

Sanada feints and then winds up with a huge right hand that connects perfectly and sends Luciano sprawling to the canvas! Luciano rolls over backwards and springs off the ropes and manages to regain his footing - how acrobatic! Oh, he's still wobbly - can Sanada finish him?!

Luciano is rocked!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Luciano goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Luciano moves out of range as Sanada strikes.
It appears Luciano was looking to counter with a kick there.
A big left from Sanada misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sanada's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Luciano connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Sanada scrambles back to his feet.
Luciano throws a low kick but Sanada avoids it.
Sanada is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Luciano with a body shot.
Luciano fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Sanada tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Luciano was well out of range. Poor timing from Sanada.
Luciano scores with a nice head shot.
Luciano is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Luciano lands a glancing blow to the side of Sanada's head.
Luciano chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Sanada checks a low kick from Luciano.
Sanada looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Sanada misses the shot to the body.
Luciano scoring well with a low kick there.
Luciano tries to land a leg kick but Sanada saw it coming and moves away.
Luciano pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Luciano turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Luciano throws a poor cross that misses
and Sanada counters with a stiff right hand.
Luciano lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Luciano finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Luciano does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Sanada looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Sanada misses the jab.
Luciano throws a lazy body kick
and Sanada counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Luciano throws a leg kick
and Sanada counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Sanada keeps the fight on the outside.
Luciano misses with a hook
and Sanada counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Oh Luciano is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Luciano throws out a loose jab but Sanada uses good head movement to avoid it.
Luciano seems to have got his legs back now.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sanada ducks under a wild hook from Luciano.
Sanada moves forwards but Luciano connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Luciano throws a leg kick but Sanada sees it coming and checks it nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sanada 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.
Luciano throws an off balance right hand
and Sanada counters with a stiff right hand.
Luciano connects with a solid leg kick.
Sanada fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Luciano manages to avoid it.
Luciano throws a half hearted mid kick.
A low kick from Luciano is predictable there

and Sanada counters with a crisp right hand that drops Luciano! Sanada lets Luciano back up to his feet, looking for a finish!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Luciano throws a chopping leg kick but Sanada manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Luciano avoids the body shot from Sanada.
Sanada checks a leg kick nicely.
Luciano misses with a few strikes there.
It seemed like Sanada was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Sanada in the fight. On paper you would think he is the more dominant ground fighter so let's see if these unusual tactics pay off.
Sanada throws a jab but it's blocked by Luciano.
Luciano dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Sanada. That did some damage!
Luciano throws a hook but Sanada avoids it easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luciano with a nice cross.
Sanada on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Luciano throws a good cross that connects.
Sanada on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Sanada takes a jab right on the kisser.
Luciano misses the jab.
Luciano connects with a body shot.
Luciano misses with a low kick.
Sanada lands a slapping body shot.
Luciano moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.

Luciano closes the distance and clinches.
The referee is keeping an eye on Sanada - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Luciano throws a head punch that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Sanada's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Luciano throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Sanada on the side of the head.
Sanada misses with an uppercut. Luciano saw that one coming.
Sanada moves out of range of the body kick from Luciano.
Luciano swings away with a body shot that misses
and Luciano takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Sanada on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Luciano. Luciano obviously looking to wear him down.
Sanada keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Sanada looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Sanada lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Both fighters circling a little - Luciano finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Sanada moves out of range of the body kick.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Sanada checks a leg kick.
A little jabbing left from Sanada on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Luciano ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Sanada moves away.
Sanada looks like he wants to counter punch here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luciano lands with a right hand.
Jose Carlos Luciano is winning the standup battle so far.
Luciano lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Sanada at a distance.
Luciano lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Luciano scores with a nice right hand.
Luciano's Muay Thai looks sharper than normal. He has obviously been working on it in the gym.
Luciano lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Luciano throws an off balance right hand
and Sanada counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Luciano is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Sanada can do to turn this around?
Sanada checks the leg kick nicely there.

Sanada sends Luciano crashing to the mat with a devastating uppercut! Sanada is motioning to the referee to let Luciano up. He wants to try and finish this one on the feet!
Sanada tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Luciano tries to land a front kick but Sanada steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Luciano lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Sanada checks a leg kick.
A nice side step and Sanada releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Sanada throws a lazy uppercut
and Luciano counters with a nice uppercut.
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 Jose Carlos Luciano will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!


Luciano thows a leg kick but Sanada checks it
and Sanada counters with a crisp right that sends Luciano to the canvas! Sanada follows up with punches from the mount and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:05 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Masa Sanada!
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
78%

 

 
 
 
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