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Event: PFF 30 Pearson vs Jones     
Date:   Apr 21, 2018

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Tomomi Tsuruta (ranked 3765 p4p, 477 weight class) and Kord Celbuir (ranked 22782 p4p, 790 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

192 cm
21
209 lbs
1 - 2 - 0
190 cm
21
220 lbs
0 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Decent wrestler
Excellent boxer
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Tomomi Tsuruta!
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 New York, Kord Celbuir!
The judges for this bout are Valeri Chadov, Konstantin Menshow and Fedor Mirinova.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Tsuruta keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Celbuir scores with a jab to the body.
Celbuir throws an off balance right hand
and Celbuir takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Celbuir lands with a right hand.
Tsuruta throws a hook but Celbuir blocks it.
Tsuruta throws a looping overhand right but Celbuir ducks down to avoid it.
Tsuruta looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Celbuir missing with a left hand there. Tsuruta was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Celbuir keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Tsuruta.
Celbuir scores with a crisp jab that stopped Tsuruta in his tracks.
Tsuruta throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Tsuruta will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Celbuir moves out of range as Tsuruta strikes.
Tsuruta steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Celbuir.
Tsuruta misses with an uppercut.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Celbuir lands a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tsuruta lands with a nice body punch.
Good standup being displayed there by Celbuir as he connects with a hook.
Celbuir misses with a left hand
and Tsuruta counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Celbuir uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Tsuruta.
Celbuir defending well as Tsuruta loads up on a big left hand.
Celbuir fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Celbuir misses with a right hand
and Tsuruta counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Celbuir takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Celbuir looks to score with a jab to the body but Tsuruta is just out of range.
Tsuruta seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Celbuir gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Celbuir misses with a body shot
and Tsuruta counters with a nice uppercut.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Celbuir avoids the body shot from Tsuruta.
Celbuir tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Sloppy strikes from Tsuruta. Those never looked like landing.
A slow jab from Celbuir misses its intended target.
Celbuir throws a hook but Tsuruta avoids it easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Celbuir misses with a right hand
enabling Tsuruta to counter with a crisp jab.
Celbuir keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Celbuir looks to score with a jab to the body but Tsuruta is just out of range.
A swing and a miss from Celbuir.
Tsuruta throwing a counter right hand but Celbuir manages to avoid it.

Tsuruta closes the distance and pushes Celbuir back into the cage.
Celbuir is trying to break free.
A short right from Tsuruta on the inside.
Tsuruta lands a shot to the body.
Tsuruta misses with a short punch on the inside.
Tsuruta gets through Celbuir's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Tsuruta lands a right hand that snaps the head of Celbuir backwards.
Tsuruta throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Celbuirs head.
Tsuruta misses with a punch to the body.
Tsuruta lands with a light punch inside.
Tsuruta misses with a hook to the ribs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Come on Tsuruta - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Tsuruta lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Celbuir backwards.
A right hook to the body lands for Tsuruta.
Celbuir is looking to break free of the clinch but Tsuruta has double underhooks.
Celbuir blocks an uppercut.
The referee calls for Tsuruta to work.
Tsuruta scores with a nice hook to the head.
Tsuruta throws a head punch that misses.
I was talking to Tsuruta's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Tsuruta misses with a hook to the ribs.
Tsuruta swings wildly with an uppercut but Celbuir uses good head movement to avoid it.
A hook to the body from Tsuruta.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tsuruta lands with a left to the head.
Tsuruta makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A hook to the body from Tsuruta.
A nice left hand lands by Tsuruta.
Celbuir can't break the clinch.
Tsuruta lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Celbuir backwards.
A short right from Tsuruta 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!
Tsuruta lands a right hand that snaps the head of Celbuir backwards.

Celbuir is rocked!
Celbuir is trying to break the clinch but Tsuruta has him pressed against the cage.
Celbuir blocks a body shot from Tsuruta.
A short uppercut from Tsuruta.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Tsuruta creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Celbuir is still on wobbly legs! Can Tsuruta finish him?
Tsuruta makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Tsuruta digs a right hand underneath Celbuir's ribcage. Celbuir let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Tsuruta misses with a shot to the kidneys.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Tomomi Tsuruta dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Celbuir waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Tsuruta.
Celbuir seems to have recovered his senses.
Tsuruta misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Celbuir.
Tsuruta keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Celbuir throws a jab when Tsuruta was well out of range.
Tsuruta is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Nice body punch from Celbuir.
Tsuruta misses with a wild body shot.
Celbuir throws a series of punches but Tsuruta avoids them all with ease.
Tsuruta swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Tsuruta avoids the body shot from Celbuir.
Tsuruta slips under a jab.
Tsuruta ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Celbuir moves away.
Kord Celbuir is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Tsuruta just misses with a punch to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Tsuruta closes the distance and clinches.
Tsuruta scores with a shot to the side of Celbuir's head.
A right handed body shot lands from Tsuruta.
Tsuruta will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Celbuir up against the cage.
Celbuir prevents a body shot from Tsuruta.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tsuruta misses with some punches.
Celbuir tries to break the clinch but Tsuruta is controlling the position.
Tsuruta lands an uppercut.
A nice right hand lands inside from Tsuruta.
A shot in the inside from Tsuruta.
Tsuruta lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Tsuruta is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Tsuruta lands a left hand.
Celbuir has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Tsuruta content to slow the pace in the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Still in the clinch, Tsuruta scores with a nice short uppercut.
Tsuruta lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.

Celbuir manages to break the clinch.
Tsuruta lands an uppercut, right on the button! Celbuir 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 2:18 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Tomomi Tsuruta!
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Event: MMAHelsinki - 175     
Date:   Apr 21, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Project Doom (ranked 43 p4p, 6 weight class) and Masa Sanada (ranked 51 p4p, 7 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

195 cm
30
179 lbs
12 - 3 - 0
180 cm
25
174 lbs
12 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

Zenith Nutrition (160q/$200)
Bullet Proof System

Aspire Clothing
Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Project Doom!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Masa Sanada!
The judges for this bout are Arvi Lind, Ben Zyskovitsi and Roosa Järviläinen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Doom swings for the body but Sanada moves out of range.
Doom lands with a straight right. Sanada didn't see that one coming.
Doom swings widly with a right hand
and Sanada cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Sanada looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Doom waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Sanada.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Sanada! But no joy.
Doom connects with a leg kick. Sanada looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Sanada blocks a jab.
Doom on the wrong end of a nice hook.

Doom clinches with his opponent.
I was talking to Doom's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Doom misses with the head strike.
Sanada scores with a hook to the body.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Sanada.
Doom throws a punch but it's blocked by Sanada.
Doom lands with a short punch from the clinch.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nice body punch from Sanada - that landed with a thud.
Sanada scores with a nice hook to the head.

Doom has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Sanada uses from the top position.
Sanada showing good wrestling skills to control the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Sanada gets to his feet - Doom follows without any prompting.
Sanada throws a body shot but no joy.
Doom was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.

Doom clinches up with Sanada and pushes him back against the cage.
Sanada holding his opponent close, against the cage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Sanada.
Sanada has Doom pressed against the cage.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Sanada.
Doom blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Sanada swings wildly with an uppercut but Doom uses good head movement to avoid it.
Sanada can't find room to land a body shot as Doom controls the action.
Doom lands a left hand.
Sanada's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Doom working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Doom throws a punch but it's blocked by Sanada.
Sanada is struggling to control the position.
Doom lands a hook to the side of the head.
Doom presses Sanada against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nice body punch from Doom - that landed with a thud.
Sanada looking to stall.
Doom working aggressively here.
A nice left hand lands by Sanada.

Doom breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Doom, right into the meat.
Doom fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Doom really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Nice uppercut lands for Doom. That snapped Sanada's head back.
Doom scores with a decent looking hook.
Sanada comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Doom is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Doom rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Sanada counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Doom looks to score with a jab to the body but Sanada is just out of range.
A big right from Doom misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Doom takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Sanada ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Doom swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Sanada.
Sanada moves out of range of the strikes.
Doom lands with a straight right. Sanada didn't see that one coming.

Doom has managed to clinch.
Sanada lands a nice uppercut.
Sanada lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Doom lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Sanada backwards.
Sanada lands with a short head shot on the inside.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sanada softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Sanada misses with a body punch.
Doom goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Doom connects with a knee to the head.
Sanada misses with a hook from the clinch.
Doom blocks an uppercut.
Doom lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Doom has a couple of punches blocked by Sanada.
Sanada has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Doom seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Sanada can turn it around.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Doom blocks an uppercut.
Doom is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Sanada lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Sanada misses with a punch on the inside.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Sanada is leaning against Doom and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Doom lands with a right to the head.
Sanada misses with some punches.

Doom escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Sanada swings for the body but Doom moves out of range.
Doom lands with a shot to the body.
Sanada avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A bone on bone clash there as Sanada blocks the leg kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Sanada. Doom does a little dance to reset his feet.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Sanada moves forwards but Doom connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Doom misses with a left hand
and Sanada counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
A chopping leg kick lands by Doom.
Doom looks to land a right hand but Sanada moved out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Doom fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
A slapping leg kick lands for Doom.
Doom is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Sanada can do to turn this around?
Sanada throws a shot to the body.
Sanada takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Sanada scores with a shot to the body.
Doom wants to land a leg kick but Sanada is out of range.

Doom closes the distance and clinches.
Sanada misses with a hook to the ribs.
Doom blocking some punches.
Sanada has Doom pushed against the cage.
Sanada lands a nice uppercut.
Sanada goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Sanada tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Sanada looking to stall.
A short left from Doom.
Sanada has a couple of punches blocked by Doom.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Doom misses with a shot to the kidneys.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sanada taking a breather.
Project Doom has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Sanada digs a right hand underneath Doom's ribcage. Doom let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Sanada tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Sanada misses with a short punch on the inside.

Doom escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Doom looks to land a combination but Sanada avoids it well.
Sanada tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Doom was well out of range. Poor timing from Sanada.
Doom bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Sanada misses with a body shot.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Doom, right into the meat.
Sanada takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Sanada misses with a wild body shot.
Doom jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Doom connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Doom swings widly with a right hand
and Sanada counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Doom takes a shot to the body in his stride.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Doom stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
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!
Doom is looking to slow Sanada down with leg kicks.
Sanada fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Doom manages to avoid it.
Sanada comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Doom throws a left and a right that both miss
and Sanada counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Doom lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Doom dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Sanada avoids the head kick by Doom.
Sanada blocks a jab.
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.
Doom tries a head kick but it misses.
Sanada appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Project Doom is winning the standup battle so far.
A cross from Sanada lands.
Sanada misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Doom.
Doom tries to counter by clinching up but Sanada breaks away and moves out of range.
Doom throws a lazy right hand but Sanada sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Sanada wants to counter with a clinch but Doom pushes him away.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Doom.
Doom rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Sanada moves out of range and avoids them all easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Doom misses with an attempted mid kick.
Sanada takes a swing at Doom's ribcage but misses.
Sanada swings for the body but Doom moves out of range.
Sanada just misses with a punch to the body.
Sanada is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Doom rather than just go for the knockout.
Doom ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Sanada swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Sanada moves out of range of the body kick.
Nice cross by Sanada.

Doom has managed to clinch.
Doom tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Sanada smiles and moves away.

Doom clinches up against the cage.
Doom fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Sanada cracks Doom with a nice body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Doom tries to land knees in the clinch but Sanada avoids the damage to the body.

Doom gets control of Sanada's arms and successfully pulls guard. Doom will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.
Sanada controlling from the top position.
Doom is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.

Sanada gets to his feet and steps away from his opponent.
A jab from Sanada misses.
Sanada moves away from the strike by Doom.
Sanada swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Doom goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Sanada lands a jab to the nose.
Doom scores with a shot to the body.
Sanada misses with a looping right.
Doom slips a straight right by Sanada.
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 Project Doom will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Sanada takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Doom misses with a low kick.
Sanada wants to counter the offense by Doom and move into the clinch position.
Doom catches Sanada with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Doom looks to land a right hand but Sanada moved out of range.
Sanada avoids the head kick by Doom.
Doom looks to land a right hand but Sanada moved out of range.
Sanada on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Doom moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Doom uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sanada.

Doom moves into the clinch successfully.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Doom is trying to break the clinch but Sanada is controlling him.
Sanada lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Doom lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Sanada scores with an uppercut up the middle.
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 on the inside from Sanada fails to land.
Sanada blocking some punches.
Doom lands an uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sanada pushes Doom back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Sanada tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

Doom breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Doom looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Doom misses with a kick to the body.
The fighters circling - Sanada throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Sanada takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
A low kick from Doom is predictable there
and Sanada counters with a stiff right hand.

Doom has closed the distance and engaged Sanada in a clinch.
Doom with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
Doom's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Doom makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Sanada swings wildly with an uppercut but Doom uses good head movement to avoid it.
Sanada is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Doom tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Sanada slows down the pace here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Doom lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Sanada backwards.
Sanada misses with a hook from the clinch.
Doom lands a shoulder strike.
Doom scores a nice knee to the body.
Doom swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Doom misses with a knee to the head.
A left hand lands to the body for Sanada.
Sanada throws a head punch that misses.
Sanada has Doom pressed against the cage, preventing Doom from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Sanada tries to throw a body punch but Doom avoids it by throwing Sanada back against the cage.
Doom misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Sanada scores with a shoulder strike.
Sanada takes a shot to the head.
Sanada works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Sanada goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Doom is looking to break free of the clinch but Sanada has double underhooks.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Doom with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Sanada blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Sanada presses Doom against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Doom lands a shoulder strike.
Doom misses with a short punch on the inside.
Doom tries to work over Sanada's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Sanada scores with a nice hook to the head.
Doom tries to work over Sanada's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Doom.
Sanada slowing the pace effectively.
Doom tries to land knees in the clinch but Sanada avoids the damage to the body.
Doom fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Sanada swings wildly with an uppercut but Doom uses good head movement to avoid it.
Sanada manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Doom lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Sanada gets through Doom's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sanada misses with a hook to the ribs.
Sanada lands with a light punch inside.
Doom is trying to pull guard but Sanada has him pressed against the cage.
A shot in the inside from Doom.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Doom pushes off an throws an elbow but Sanada leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Sanada wants to stall.
Sanada misses with a hook from the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Sanada.
Sanada scores with a shoulder strike.

Doom breaks the clinch.
Doom uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sanada.
Doom lands a nice looking kick to the body. Sanada takes a step back to recover.
Sanada throws a hook to the side of Doom's head but Doom sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Doom misses with an attempted mid kick.
Sanada throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
The fighters circling - Doom throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A nice side step and Sanada releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Project Doom clearly takes that round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Sanada avoids a punch combination nicely.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Doom, as that shot connected.
A looping hook to the body misses from Sanada. Doom does a little dance to reset his feet.

Doom clinches.
Doom's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Doom tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Doom fails to pull guard.
Sanada working aggressively here.
Sanada displaying some good clinch control by pressing Doom up against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Doom blocks a body shot from Sanada.
A shot in the inside from Sanada.
Sanada prevents Doom from breaking the clinch.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Sanada is stalling here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Sanada.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Sanada.
Doom working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Sanada lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Doom backwards.
Sanada has a couple of punches blocked by Doom.
Sanada digs a right hand underneath Doom's ribcage. Doom let out a lung full of air as it connected.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
A right hand to the body from Doom.
Sanada stalling against the cage.
Sanada stalling in the clinch but Doom improves position.
Doom misses with some punches.
Still in the clinch, Sanada scores with a nice short uppercut.
Sanada misses with some punches.
Sanada swings wildly with an uppercut but Doom uses good head movement to avoid it.

Doom breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Doom misses with a two punch combination.
Doom is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sanada misses with a looping left.
Sanada misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Doom.
Sanada throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Sanada throws a hook to the side of Doom's head but Doom sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
As Sanada backs away, Doom returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Project Doom seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Doom slips under a jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Doom keeps Sanada at a distance using the push kick.
Doom connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
An inside leg kick from Doom misses.
Doom lands a nice leg kick that just misses Sanada's sensitive parts.
Sanada keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Doom.
Sanada takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Sanada moves into range and connects with a jab.
Sanada looks to throw the jab but Doom is out of range.
Sanada throws the left hand but Doom avoids the punch easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sanada fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Doom manages to avoid it.
A slow jab from Sanada misses its intended target.
Doom digs a good body shot into Sanada's ribs.
Sanada's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
A big left from Doom misses.
A countering left hand to the body from Sanada misses.
Doom getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Doom chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Doom misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Sanada.
Doom smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Sanada displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Doom throws out the jab.
Doom showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Sanada.
Doom scores with a body shot.

Doom clinches up with Sanada and pushes him back against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Doom lands a shoulder strike.
Doom misses with a hook from the clinch.
Doom tries to break free but Sanada pushes him back against the cage.
Sanada misses with a hook from the clinch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Sanada blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Doom throws a punch but it's blocked by Sanada.
A short body shot lands from Sanada as the two fighters clinch.
Sanada throws a punch but it's blocked by Doom.
Sanada swings wildly with an uppercut but Doom uses good head movement to avoid it.
Doom struggles to land a body shot inside as Sanada controls his hands.
Sanada lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.

Doom's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Sanada just misses with a punch to the body.
It looked like Doom wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Doom throws a leg kick that is checked
enabling Sanada to counter with a crisp jab.
Sanada avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Sanada lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Doom at a distance.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Project Doom 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!


Sanada misses with a wild body shot.
Doom gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Sanada counters with a nice uppercut.
Doom throws a quick inside leg kick.
Doom feints and then cracks Sanada's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Sanada down.
A left lands for Sanada.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Doom lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Sanada has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Sanada and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Doom uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Sanada.
Doom uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sanada.
Doom ducks under a wild hook from Sanada.
Doom lands a right hook to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Doom tries to land a body kick
and Sanada counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Doom misses with a head kick.
Sanada avoids the head kick by Doom.
Doom takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sanada keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Doom's corner calls for a 1-2. Doom obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Sanada tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Doom was well out of range. Poor timing from Sanada.
Sanada on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
A jab from Doom misses.
Sanada takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Sanada scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Sanada takes a swing at Doom's ribcage but misses.
Sanada checks a low kick from Doom.
Crunch! Doom slams his shin into Sanada's torso.
Sanada blocks a leg kick.
A nice side step and Sanada releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Doom, right into the meat.
Sanada tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Doom was well out of range. Poor timing from Sanada.
Sanada scores with a body shot.
Masa Sanada has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Doom bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Doom pushes Sanada away with a front kick.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Sanada lands a jab to the head.
Sanada misses with a body shot.
Nice shot lands for Doom.
Sanada throws an overhand right that lands on Doom's shoulder, as Doom tries to avoid the shot.
Sanada fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Doom looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Good leg kick by Doom there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Sanada throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Doom dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Sanada. That did some damage!
Doom moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
A nice inside leg kick there by Doom. That's going to slow Sanada down.
Doom misses with an attempted mid kick.
Sanada appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sanada moves out of range as Doom throws a body kick.
Sanada now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Sanada waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Doom.
Doom jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Doom lands a nice leg kick that just misses Sanada's sensitive parts.
Sanada throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Doom stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
A swing and a miss from Sanada.
Doom thuds his right hand into Sanada's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Sanada swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Doom is looking to counter with a body kick.
Sanada scores with a shot to the body.
Sanada fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Doom manages to avoid it.

Doom has taken the fight to the clinch.
Doom pushes Sanada back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Sanada working aggressively here.
Doom lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Sanada backwards.
Sanada misses with the head strike.
Sanada pressing his opponent against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Doom lands a hook to the side of the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Doom pushes Sanada back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Sanada is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?

Doom breaks the clinch.
Doom cracks the inside of Sanada's front leg.
A looping hook to the body misses from Sanada. Doom does a little dance to reset his feet.
A good leg kick by Doom.

Doom moves into range and clinches up with Sanada.
Sanada presses Doom against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Doom misses with a body punch.
Doom lands with a short punch from the clinch.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Sanada.
Doom with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Sanada misses with the head strike.
A head punch on the inside from Sanada fails to land.
Sanada misses with a punch to the body.
Doom blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Project Doom.
Well Doom has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Arvi Lind scores the fight 49:47
Judge Ben Zyskovitsi scores the fight 50:45
Judge Roosa Järviläinen scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Project Doom!

Project Doom retains his welterweight title!
Project Doom was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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
75%

 

Event: Battle Royale at the Beach     
Date:   Apr 13, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Dimitri Romanov (ranked 3125 p4p, 355 weight class) and Hiroshi Kawanabe (ranked 2013 p4p, 238 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

173 cm
25
168 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
172 cm
25
145 lbs
3 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Counter fighter
Intelligent
BJJ Blue Belt
Brawler
Prefers standup

Taps On The Island

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Dimitri Romanov!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Hiroshi Kawanabe!
The judges for this bout are Dirk Anderson, Santiago Holmes and Bart Greer.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kawanabe looks to land a left hand but Romanov moved out of range nicely.
An attempted straight right counter from Romanov misses the target.
Kawanabe has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Romanov lands a nice hook to Kawanabe's body. Kawanabe takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Romanov on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Romanov on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Romanov slips under a jab from Kawanabe.
Nice defenses there by Romanov.
Romanov takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Romanov gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.

Romanov darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.

Kawanabe kicks off Romanov and gets to his feet.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kawanabe uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Romanov.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romanov moves in looking to clinch but Kawanabe pushes him off.
Kawanabe tries to bum rush Romanov with a series of wild strikes but Romanov uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Hiroshi Kawanabe is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Kawanabe looks to score with a jab to the body but Romanov is just out of range.
Romanov shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Romanov lands with a hook. Kawanabe tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Romanov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Kawanabe sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Hiroshi Kawanabe seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kawanabe just misses with a punch to the body.
Romanov closes this distance looking for a takedown but Kawanabe circles away.
Kawanabe looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Romanov drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Kawanabe fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Kawanabe throws a body shot but no joy.
Nice shot lands for Romanov.
Kawanabe just misses with a punch to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kawanabe ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Romanov moves away.
Romanov looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.
Kawanabe uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Romanov.
Kawanabe let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kawanabe looks to land a combination but Romanov avoids it well.
Romanov throws a jab when Kawanabe was well out of range.
Kawanabe is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Romanov with a body shot.
Kawanabe cracks Romanov with an open hand slap.
A swing and a miss from Romanov.
Romanov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kawanabe.

Romanov takes the fight into the clinch.

Kawanabe breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Kawanabe uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Romanov.
Romanov slips under a jab from Kawanabe.

Romanov clinches.
Romanov has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Kawanabe is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kawanabe is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.

Romanov has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Kawanabe uses from the top position.
Romanov wants to sweep here but Kawanabe controlling him for the moment.
Romanov keeping moving, preventing Kawanabe from controlling successfully.
Romanov tries to strike from the bottom.
Romanov trying to strike off his back.
Romanov wants to sweep but no luck.
Romanov keeping moving, preventing Kawanabe from controlling successfully.
Kawanabe sitting in guard, not really doing much.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Kawanabe comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Kawanabe lands a jab.

Romanov fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Kawanabe, pushing him back against the cage.
Kawanabe is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Kawanabe is defending well against a takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Dimitri Romanov. That's going to take a lot out of him.

Romanov is trying to trip Kawanabe. He has hold of a leg but Kawanabe is hopping around, keeping his balance for the moment. Romanov persists though and gets the takedown into guard.
Romanov distracts Kawanabe with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Romanov landing with the ground and pound.
Kawanabe is trying to control the position but Romanov postures up.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Romanov accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hiroshi Kawanabe 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.


Romanov throws a hook to the side of Kawanabe's head but Kawanabe sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.

Romanov shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Romanov showed some decent athleticism there.
Kawanabe is holding on to half guard well.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Romanov wants to control but Kawanabe is keeping him busy.
Dimitri Romanov overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Romanov thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Kawanabe's head.
Romanov takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Nice strikes from Romanov there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kawanabe wants to improve his position but Romanov is controlling well.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Romanov working Kawanabe over with strikes.
Romanov landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Kawanabe tries to get to full guard but Romanov has control of the leg.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romanov scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Kawanabe tries to get to full guard but Romanov has control of the leg.
Kawanabe manages to get to full guard.
Kawanabe has momentary wrist control but Romanov slips an elbow through the middle.
Kawanabe trying to control the position.
Kawanabe trying to control the position here.
Romanov wants to control from the top but Kawanabe keeps moving.
Kawanabe is trying to keep Romanov in close.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romanov works over Kawanabe with some ground and pound from guard.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Romanov's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Romanov looking to pass the guard.
Romanov content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Romanov's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Romanov tries to free his leg and advance position but Kawanabe is retaining full guard.
Romanov postures up.
Romanov postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Romanov scoring with some ground and pound.
Romanov throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Kawanabe looking to control.
Romanov being controlled here momentarily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romanov postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Kawanabe looking to control.
Romanov postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Kawanabe trying to keep a closed guard but Romanov is proving a slippery customer.
Romanov postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Romanov throwing strikes but missing.
Romanov throwing strikes from guard but Kawanabe blocks nicely.
Kawanabe utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Kawanabe utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Kawanabe trying to control the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romanov lands a couple of elbows.
Romanov is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Romanov connects with a couple of short punches.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Romanov accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Romanov connects with a couple of short punches.
Kawanabe trying to keep a closed guard but Romanov is proving a slippery customer.
Kawanabe working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Romanov.
Romanov lands a couple of digs.
Romanov scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Kawanabe working a defensive guard here.
Romanov looking to pass the guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Romanov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Romanov was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.

Romanov fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Kawanabe to the ground. Romanov is now in Kawanabe's guard.
Romanov connects with a couple of short punches.
Romanov with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Romanov sitting in guard here, content to control.
Kawanabe is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Romanov is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Kawanabe can do to turn this around?
Kawanabe has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Romanov trying to control but Kawanabe is working from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Romanov throws a big elbow that misses.
Romanov working some strikes from top position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kawanabe looking to control.
Romanov has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Romanov postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Kawanabe is trying to control the position but Romanov postures up.
Kawanabe keeping moving, preventing Romanov from controlling successfully.
Romanov throwing strikes but missing.
Romanov is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Kawanabe is trying to control the position but Romanov postures up.
Romanov working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Kawanabe is trying to keep Romanov in close.
Romanov working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Kawanabe is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Romanov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kawanabe lands a lovely overhand right.
Romanov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A little jabbing left from Kawanabe on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Kawanabe misses with a right hand

and Romanov counters by moving into the clinch.
Romanov misses with a punch on the inside.
Kawanabe is trying to force a seperation but Romanov has the dominant position.
Romanov has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Kawanabe is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.

Romanov jumps guard.
Romanov throws some shots to the body, keeping his opponent honest.
Romanov is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Romanov trying to strike off his back.
Romanov striking off his back, scoring a few points.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kawanabe stopping the sweep attempt from Romanov.
Kawanabe sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Kawanabe preventing the sweep.
Kawanabe trying to control the position from guard on top but Romanov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.
Romanov throws a couple of weedy looking strikes off his back.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Kawanabe misses with a looping left.
Kawanabe punishes Romanov's body with a nice straight punch.
Romanov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe misses with a left hand

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romanov controls the position from side control.
Romanov lands a nice forearm strike.
Kawanabe tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Kawanabe on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Romanov scoring with punches from side control.
Romanov scores with a couple of short elbows.

Kawanabe is rocked!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Romanov scoring with punches and elbows.
Kawanabe is still in real trouble! Can Romanov finish him?
Kawanabe takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!
Romanov scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Kawanabe to see if he's OK.
A big shot lands for Romanov! That's hurt Kawanabe! Will he recover? Romanov fires away with more strikes and the referee has to step in to stop the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:58 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Dimitri Romanov!
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
61%

 

Event: PFF 28w Steve vs Wyoming     
Date:   Apr 11, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Ken Osada (ranked 7363 p4p, 586 weight class) and Dan Monroe (ranked 7349 p4p, 585 weight class). Dan Monroe is the more experienced fighter, so let's see if that makes a difference tonight.

182 cm
20
174 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
180 cm
20
180 lbs
1 - 2 - 0
Dangerous GnP
Good kicks
Cuts easily
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent MT
Determined

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Ken Osada !
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 Las Vegas, Dan Monroe!
The judges for this bout are Igor Prikhodko, Valeri Chadov and Vladimir Khabensky.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Osada takes a swing at Monroe's ribcage but misses.

Monroe has taken the fight to the clinch.
Monroe misses with a body punch.

Osada pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Monroe is looking to clinch but Osada is avoiding it.
Osada walks into a stiff left hand from Monroe.
Monroe tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Osada manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Osada half committed to a counter leg kick.
Osada swings for the body but Monroe moves out of range.
Monroe misses with a jab, cross combination.
Monroe 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.
A swing and a miss from Monroe.
Monroe scores with a nice strike.

It looks like Ken Osada has been cut.

Osada looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Monroe is trying to control but can't.
Monroe is controlling Osada 's position as best he can from this difficult position.
Osada slips a nice elbow through Monroe's hands, connecting with Monroe's forehead.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Osada landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Monroe is trying to get back to full guard.
Osada winds up and cracks Monroe with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Monroe trying to hold on to Osada 's head to control him but Osada postures up.
Monroe won't allow Osada to pass to mount.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Monroe manages to get to full guard.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Osada 's corner. There ya go! There ya go!

Monroe working for a triangle but Osada defends it easily.
Osada makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Osada not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Osada distracts Monroe with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Osada chips away with some ground and pound.
Osada scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Osada stands up over Monroe, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Osada lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Osada working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Osada stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Monroe swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Osada postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Osada is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Osada works a leg free and moves into half guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Osada is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Osada is nestled in close to Monroe, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Osada looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Monroe with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Osada seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Osada is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Osada looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Monroe with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Osada lands strikes from half guard.
Monroe is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Osada scores with a couple of nice shots.
Monroe is not content to let Osada control the position.
Osada lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Osada working over Monroe with some ground and pound. Monroe looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Monroe is trying to control but can't.
Osada lands with a punch from half guard.
Osada slips a nice elbow through Monroe's hands, connecting with Monroe's forehead.
Osada looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Monroe with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Monroe on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.

Monroe is rocked!
Osada lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Monroe is still in real trouble! Can Osada finish him?

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Monroe wants to control but Osada is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Monroe seems to have recovered his senses.
Monroe is looking for a sweep. Osada is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Osada is thwarting Monroe's attempts to control the position.
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!
Osada passes to side control.
Monroe takes a couple of big shots there - the referee warns him that he has to defend himself better.
Monroe takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.
Osada wants to control but Monroe is keeping him busy.
Monroe tries to get back to half guard but can't.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ken Osada dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Ken Osada 's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Osada connects with a body shot.
Osada keeps the fight on the outside.
Osada jabs Monroe to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Monroe works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Osada slips a jab from Monroe.
Osada half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Osada misses the shot to the body.
Osada tries to score with a low kick but Monroe moves his leg out of the way.
Osada throws a push kick but Monroe slaps the foot to one side.
Osada throws a sloppy body shot
enabling Monroe to counter with a crisp jab.
Monroe swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Osada .
Dan Monroe 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.
Monroe will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Monroe throws a one two combo.

Osada is rocked!
Osada is looking to wear down Monroe with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Monroe connects with a right hand. Osada shakes it off.
Oh Osada is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Monroe is really turning it up, unleashing another crisp combination which drops Osada like a ton of bricks! The referee dives in to stop the fight, saving Osada from another fist facial!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:11 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Dan Monroe!
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hype
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pop
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RATING
51%

 

Event: ABW 121 Verygood - Tjack     
Date:   Apr 10, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Toshi Hijikata (ranked 2132 p4p, 251 weight class) and Solomon Slater (ranked 5220 p4p, 512 weight class). Solomon Slater is the more experienced fighter, so let's see if that makes a difference tonight.

178 cm
23
159 lbs
6 - 2 - 0
180 cm
23
160 lbs
6 - 7 - 1
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Heavy handed

RAGS of a RONIN

Velocity Fightwear



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 6 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Toshi Hijikata!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Solomon Slater!
The judges for this bout are Johanna Lukiainen, Tarja Halkonen and Ben Zyskovitsi.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nice straight punches there by Slater. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Slater.
Slater throws a body shot but no joy.
Hijikata lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Slater 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.
Hijikata's jab looks to have found its range, popping Slater under the eye.
Slater jabbing away but nothing is landing.
And Hijikata counters with a quick kick to the body but Slater blocks it.
Slater connects with a solid leg kick.
Hijikata misses with a kick to the body
and Slater counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Slater takes a swing at Hijikata's ribcage but misses.
Hijikata looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Slater throws a low kick, looking for Hijikata's leg but Hijikata calmly moves out of range.
Hijikata tries to counter by clinching up but Slater breaks away and moves out of range.
A clash of legs there as Hijikata blocks the low kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Slater. Hijikata does a little dance to reset his feet.
A looping hook to the body misses from Slater. Hijikata does a little dance to reset his feet.
Slater throws a looping overhand right but Hijikata ducks down to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.

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

Slater is rocked!

It looks like Solomon Slater has been cut.
Hijikata misses with a double jab
and Slater counters with a left and a right that stings Hijikata.
Slater is still on wobbly legs! Can Hijikata finish him?
Slater rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Hijikata counters with a good low kick that Slater was not able to check.
Slater seems to have recovered his senses.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Hijikata fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Slater, pushing him back against the cage.
Hijikata cracks Slater with a nice body shot.
Hijikata keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Slater's efforts to push away.
A nice left hand lands by Hijikata.
Hijikata tries to work over Slater's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
I was talking to Hijikata's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Hijikata scores with an uppercut up the middle.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Hijikata takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
A short body shot lands from Hijikata as the two fighters clinch.
Hijikata gets through Slater's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Hijikata lands a left hand that snaps the head of Slater backwards.
Hijikata gets through Slater's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hijikata lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Hijikata pushes Slater back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Hijikata misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Slater can't break the clinch.
Slater tries to circle away but Hijikata has him pinned against the cage.
Hijikata stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Slater tries to circle away but Hijikata has him pinned against the cage.
Slater working hard to break the clinch.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Slater wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Hijikata scores with a shot to the side of Slater's head.
Hijikata blocking some punches.
A body shot lands from Hijikata.
Hijikata digs a right hand underneath Slater's ribcage. Slater let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Slater looks winded!
Hijikata lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Slater swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hijikata lands a shoulder strike.
Slater's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Hijikata stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hijikata just leaning against Slater, taking a breather.
Hijikata gets a warning from the ref for wasting time.
Slater tries to circle away but Hijikata has him pinned against the cage.
A right hook to the body lands for Hijikata.
Hijikata lands a shoulder strike.
Hijikata presses Slater against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Hijikata scores with a shoulder strike.
Nice body punch from Hijikata.
Hijikata lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Hijikata.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Hijikata.
Hijikata lands with a short punch from the clinch.
A left hand lands to the body for Hijikata.
Hijikata lands a shoulder strike.
A right hook to the body lands for Hijikata.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A short right from Hijikata on the inside.
Hijikata has Slater pressed against the cage, preventing Slater from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Nice body punch from Hijikata - that landed with a thud.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Hijikata.
A right hook to the body lands for Hijikata.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Slater takes a shot to the head.
Hijikata controlling the action here for a moment.
Hijikata stalling in the clinch.
Hijikata effectively controlling the action here.
Still in the clinch, Hijikata scores with a nice short uppercut.
Hijikata gets through Slater's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Hijikata lands an uppercut.
Slater wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.

Hijikata drops Slater onto one knee with a big uppercut from the clinch! Slater is propped up by the cage and works his way back to his feet!
Hijikata creates a bit of space for himself and rocks Slater with a big uppercut! Slater tries to clinch up but Hijikata pushes him back against the cage and lands another monster strike that crumples Slater to the mat! Slater covers up and Hijikata unloads with more strikes until the referee steps in to end the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:46 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Toshi Hijikata!
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hype
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
69%

 

Event: PFF 28 Loureiro vs Terranova     
Date:   Apr 07, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Ralph McGucken (ranked 7024 p4p, 630 weight class) and Mitsu Nagai (ranked 4625 p4p, 488 weight class). Ralph McGucken has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

180 cm
20
195 lbs
2 - 3 - 0
185 cm
21
189 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Dangerous knees
Likes comics
Good wrestler
Good low kicks
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Ralph McGucken!
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 St Petersburg, Mitsu Nagai!
The judges for this bout are Sergei Dronov, Valeri Chadov and Igor Prikhodko.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A shot to the body from McGucken misses
and Nagai counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
McGucken is looking to clinch but Nagai is avoiding it.
McGucken throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Nagai sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A jab lands there for Nagai.
McGucken shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Nagai defends it nicely.
McGucken scores with a decent looking hook.
McGucken has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Main Event in the buildup to the fight.
Nagai looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
McGucken shoots in and drives through. Nagai sprawls well.
Nagai replies with a solid counter kick to the body but McGucken blocks it well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
McGucken takes a swing at Nagai's ribcage but misses.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Nagai.
McGucken fails in his attempt to clinch.
The fight stays on the outside here - McGucken looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
McGucken shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Nagai as he jumps to the side.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Ralph McGucken. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's one minute gone in the round.
McGucken throws a predictable looking body shot
and Nagai counters with a stiff right hand.
Nagai throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Nagai buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
McGucken throws a right and a left that both miss.
Nagai throws out a counter right but McGucken avoids it with no problem.
McGucken tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Nagai was well out of range. Poor timing from McGucken.
Nagai lands a leg kick that knocks McGucken off balance momentarily.
McGucken takes a kick to the side of the head.
McGucken misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Nagai counters with a thumping low kick.
McGucken is breathing heavily.
Nagai avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A jab from McGucken misses.
Nagai stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
McGucken moves out of range of the body kick from Nagai.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Nagai circles away from the clinch attempt
and Nagai counters with a nice body kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
McGucken tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
McGucken tries to clinch but Nagai moves out of range.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Nagai.
An inside leg kick lands from Nagai.
McGucken takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
A decent looking cross lands there for Nagai.
McGucken is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Both fighters circling a little - Nagai finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.

McGucken shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.

Nagai makes some distance and scrambles quickly back to his feet. Nice work!
McGucken takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Ralph McGucken seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nagai scoring well with a low kick there.
McGucken gets cracked there but stands up to it.
McGucken fails in his attempt to clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nagai lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Nagai lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Nagai throws out a powerful jab.
The fight stays on the outside here - McGucken looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
McGucken takes one on the button.

McGucken is rocked!
McGucken on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Oh McGucken is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
A decent looking body kick lands there for Nagai.
McGucken seems to have got his legs back now.
Nagai feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to McGucken's calf.
Nagai fakes a right and follows up with a big left that drops McGucken to one knee - oooooh, he's wobbly! McGucken looks to clinch but Nagai throws him off and pummels him into the canvas! McGucken taps out under the strikes! The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:42 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Strikes). Mitsu Nagai!
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
65%

 

Event: PFF 27 Allen vs Hole     
Date:   Mar 31, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Conor McGregor (ranked 4501 p4p, 466 weight class) and Nobu Sanada (ranked 7656 p4p, 612 weight class). Conor McGregor could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Nobu Sanada's chin.

175 cm
19
160 lbs
2 - 3 - 0
175 cm
20
159 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent boxer
Experienced
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Powerful

Pit Bull Development

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Conor McGregor!
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, Nobu Sanada!
The judges for this bout are Igor Prikhodko, Konstantin Menshow and Vladimir Khabensky.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sanada misses with a telegraphed body shot
and McGregor counters with a left and a right that stings Sanada.
McGregor has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Sanada finds it's way round the side to connect with McGregor's head.

Sanada clinches.
McGregor takes a shot to the head.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Sanada.

McGregor is rocked!
Sanada scores with a nice hook to the head.
Oh McGregor is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Sanada leaning his opponent against the cage.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Sanada creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Sanada pressing his opponent against the cage.
McGregor jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Sanada walks away with a smile on his face. McGregor gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
McGregor seems to have got his legs back now.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Sanada connects with a body shot that sends McGregor's belly button to the back.
Sanada fakes high and swings low for a body shot but McGregor manages to avoid it.
Sanada looks to score with a jab to the body but McGregor is just out of range.
Sanada fakes high and swings low for a body shot but McGregor manages to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sanada lands with a cross.
Nice takedown defense from Sanada. No joy for McGregor on that attempt.
Sanada wants to counter with a clinch but McGregor pushes him away.

Sanada rushes McGregor and presses him up against the cage.
A short uppercut from Sanada.
Sanada lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of McGregor backwards.
Sanada throws a blind hook that connects with the side of McGregors head.
Sanada lands an uppercut.
Sanada lands with a right to the head.
McGregor is trying to force a seperation but Sanada has the dominant position.
A nice left hand lands by Sanada.
Sanada lands a shoulder strike.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
McGregor tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Conor McGregor. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Sanada throws a blind hook that connects with the side of McGregors head.
Sanada lands a right hand.
McGregor can't break the clinch.
Sanada lands a nice uppercut.
Sanada lands a big right hand that drops McGregor! The killer instinct kicks in and Sanada finishes his opponent with a series of strikes from mount. A dominating finish by Sanada!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Nobu Sanada!
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hype
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pop
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RATING
69%

 

Event: Beat down by the Beach     
Date:   Mar 30, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Tyronne Spong (ranked 2753 p4p, 310 weight class) and Hiroshi Kawanabe (ranked 3161 p4p, 354 weight class). Hiroshi Kawanabe will no doubt be trying to keep this one on the feet, where he has a distinct advantage.

175 cm
25
155 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
172 cm
25
145 lbs
2 - 1 - 0
Good takedowns
Basic striking
Hates pizza
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Prefers standup

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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 3 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Tyronne Spong!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Hiroshi Kawanabe!
The judges for this bout are Bart Greer, Sandra Marshall and Winston Alpacca.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Spong closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
Spong scoring with punches from side control.
Kawanabe is looking to reverse the position.
Kawanabe is not content to let Spong control the position.
Kawanabe takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.
Kawanabe struggling a bit here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Spong thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
You can see the frustration on Kawanabe's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.

Spong is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Kawanabe knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Kawanabe trying to remain calm as Spong controls from the top position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kawanabe holds on to Spong's head and controls the position momentarily.
Spong is pausing for a moment. What's he doing? It looks like he's clearing his nose. Oh dude! He's shot a load of snot all down Kawanabe's shoulder. That is not cool.
Kawanabe is trying to improve his position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Spong working the body and head with strikes.
Kawanabe struggling a bit here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Spong is looking to take a break and control but Kawanabe is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

Spong wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Kawanabe, who protects the arm well.
Spong looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Kawanabe is avoiding damage well.
Kawanabe wants to control but Spong postures up.
Spong in side control, throwing shots but Kawanabe defends.
Kawanabe tries to bench press Spong off him but Spong keeps the position.

Spong is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Kawanabe has escaped the position, nice work there.
Spong wants to control but Kawanabe is keeping him busy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Spong working the ground and pound but Kawanabe is defending the strikes.
Kawanabe is not content to let Spong control the position.
Kawanabe tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Kawanabe is trying to control Spong's posture but Spong avoids it.
Kawanabe is trying to improve his position.
Kawanabe is not content to let Spong control the position.

Spong working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Kawanabe is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Spong's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Kawanabe is trying to control but can't.
Spong is looking to take a break and control but Kawanabe is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Spong frees up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Kawanabe is desperately trying to get back to half guard.

Spong looking to secure an arm triangle but Kawanabe defends it well.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kawanabe punishes Spong's body with a nice straight punch.
Kawanabe misses with a body shot.
Spong closes this distance looking for a takedown but Kawanabe circles away.
Kawanabe 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.
Spong gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Kawanabe counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Spong thinking.
Spong fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Spong looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Tyronne Spong. That's going to take a lot out of him.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Spong shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Kawanabe sprawls well. Kawanabe wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Spong gets slowly back to his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Spong tries to score a power double leg takedown but Kawanabe sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Spong somewhat.
Kawanabe scores with a shot to the body.
No luck for Spong with that takedown attempt.
Hiroshi Kawanabe is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Kawanabe scores with a jab to the head.
Spong shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Kawanabe defends it nicely.
Despite the aggression on Kawanabe's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kawanabe connects with a jab.
Kawanabe connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Spong misses with a takedown attempt
and Kawanabe counters with a straight right hand.
Kawanabe thuds his right hand into Spong's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Spong takes one to the chin there.
Spong misses with a takedown attempt - Kawanabe sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
A little jabbing left from Kawanabe on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
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!
Spong looks for a takedown but Kawanabe sprawls well.
Kawanabe is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Spong with a body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice takedown defense from Kawanabe. No joy for Spong on that attempt.
Kawanabe lands a jab to the nose.
Spong gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
letting Kawanabe counter with a right hand.
Kawanabe connects with a right hand. Spong shakes it off.
Kawanabe fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Spong manages to avoid it.
Kawanabe has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Spong is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Kawanabe stuffs the takedown attempt from Spong. Spong gets slowly back to his feet.
Spong closes the distance and clinches up with Kawanabe, looking for a takedown. Spong pushes Kawanabe against the cage but Kawanabe circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Kawanabe swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Spong fails with a takedown attempt.
Tyronne Spong seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Spong.
Spong is trying hard to land a takedown here. Kawanabe sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Spong closes the distance and clinches up with Kawanabe, looking for a takedown. Spong pushes Kawanabe against the cage but Kawanabe circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Kawanabe has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Kawanabe lunges at Spong with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Spong's hand.
Kawanabe fails to land with a series of punches.
Kawanabe misses with a two punch combination.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
No luck for Spong with that takedown attempt.
Good standup being displayed there by Kawanabe as he connects with a hook.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Spong shoots in but no luck this time.
Kawanabe scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Spong doesn't seem bothered though.
Spong takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Kawanabe.
Spong misses with a takedown attempt
and Spong takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Spong tries to score a power double leg takedown but Kawanabe sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Spong somewhat.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Tyronne Spong. That's going to take a lot out of him.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Spong changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Kawanabe looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kawanabe gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Spong is looking to advance position but Kawanabe won't allow it.
Spong controlling the action here.
Kawanabe is controlling Spong's position as best he can from this difficult position.
Kawanabe trying to control from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Kawanabe is trying to avoid being dragged into an even worse position than he's already in but Spong is staying active.
Kawanabe controlling the position for now.
Spong wants to take a breather but Kawanabe is having none of it.
Spong looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.

Spong is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Kawanabe sees it coming and defends easily.
Spong wants to take a breather but Kawanabe is having none of it.

Spong is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Kawanabe has managed to free his arm - good work.
Kawanabe won't allow Spong to pass to mount.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kawanabe wants to control but Spong is keeping busy.
Spong missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Kawanabe is looking to improve his position.
Kawanabe is looking to escape.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Kawanabe connects with a jab.
Spong looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Kawanabe misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Spong.
Kawanabe lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Spong on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Kawanabe scores with the left hand. Spong knows he should have avoided that one.
Spong dives in for a single leg takedown but Kawanabe sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Kawanabe connects with a body shot that sends Spong's belly button to the back.
Spong shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Kawanabe sprawls well. Kawanabe wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Spong gets slowly back to his feet.
A little jabbing left from Kawanabe on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Spong misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Kawanabe lands a nice looking body shot.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Bart Greer scores the fight 27:29
Judge Sandra Marshall scores the fight 27:29
Judge Winston Alpacca scores the fight 27:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Hiroshi Kawanabe!

Tyronne Spong spoke after the fight, saying 'ill be back ,just didnt get the trainning right thats were i lost it '.
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Event: ABW 118 Huhrera - Ali     
Date:   Mar 29, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Mee Vattalles (ranked 3914 p4p, 427 weight class) and Kagekatsu Uesugi (ranked 1062 p4p, 143 weight class). Vattalles comes to the cage accompanied by Kube, Eevil Stöö - Koska mä voin. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

178 cm
23
181 lbs
9 - 6 - 0
182 cm
23
174 lbs
7 - 2 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Mee Vattalles!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kagekatsu Uesugi!
The judges for this bout are Arvi Lind, Anni Minnemäki and Roosa Järviläinen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Vattalles shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Uesugi as he avoids it easily.
Uesugi swings for the body but Vattalles moves out of range.
Vattalles tries to counter with a takedown but Uesugi is quick to defend against it.

Vattalles gets tackled into the cage by Uesugi. Uesugi maintains the clinch.
Uesugi lands with a right to the head.
Vattalles is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
A nice right hand lands inside from Uesugi.
A short uppercut from Uesugi.

Vattalles has clasped his hands together around Uesugi's back... aaand, he's got a takedown into side control. Nicely done.
Uesugi tries to buck Vattalles off but Vattalles is having none of it.
Uesugi can't do much from the bottom here.

Vattalles is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Uesugi is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
We've been hearing that Vattalles has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Uesugi tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Uesugi manages to work his way to half guard, despite Vattalles's best efforts.
Uesugi is looking for a sweep. Vattalles is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Uesugi keeping control of the leg, stopping his opponent passing to mount.
Uesugi wants to improve his position but Vattalles is controlling well.
Vattalles landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Ground and pound from Vattalles.
Vattalles throwing shots but Uesugi is blocking nicely.

Vattalles is working for a submission of some sort.
Nice strikes from Vattalles there.
Vattalles slips a nice elbow through Uesugi's hands, connecting with Uesugi's forehead.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Vattalles connects with a nice short shot to Uesugi's temple.
Uesugi is doing well to control the position and prevent Vattalles from advancing to side control.
Uesugi is continuing to stall.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Uesugi works his way to full guard. Good work.
Uesugi has his hands on Vattalles's head, controlling the position.
Uesugi is trying to keep Vattalles in close.
Uesugi wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Vattalles trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Uesugi is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Vattalles trying to control but Uesugi is working from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Uesugi is controlling Vattalles's posture.
Vattalles is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Vattalles shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Uesugi as he avoids it easily.
Uesugi appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Mee Vattalles. That's going to take a lot out of him.

Vattalles has managed to clinch.
Uesugi displaying some good clinch control by pressing Vattalles up against the cage.
Uesugi tries a body shot but Vattalles blocks it.
Uesugi swings wildly with an uppercut but Vattalles uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Vattalles jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Uesugi walks away with a smile on his face. Vattalles gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Vattalles misses with a straight left.
Vattalles tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Uesugi was well out of range. Poor timing from Vattalles.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Vattalles.
Uesugi steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Vattalles.
Uesugi defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Vattalles.
Vattalles looks for a takedown but Uesugi sprawls well.
Vattalles is trying hard to land a takedown here. Uesugi sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Uesugi lands a nice looking body shot.
Uesugi throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Vattalles misses the shot to the body.
Vattalles shoots in for a takedown but Uesugi shows good takedown defense.
Uesugi looks to land a left hand but Vattalles moved out of range nicely.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Uesugi.
Vattalles shoots in for a double leg but Uesugi sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Vattalles tries to move into range but Uesugi moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.

Vattalles forces Uesugi back against the cage and clinches.
Uesugi lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Vattalles backwards.
Uesugi misses with the head strike.
Vattalles is working for takedown but Uesugi is calmly controlling the position for now.
Uesugi fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

Vattalles pulls guard.
Uesugi controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Uesugi won't allow Vattalles to sweep him here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Uesugi is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.

Uesugi gets to his feet - Vattalles follows without any prompting.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Vattalles goes for a double leg but Uesugi avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Uesugi continues to drive forward.
Uesugi lands a nice shot to the body.

Vattalles shoots in and gets a takedown into Uesugi's guard.
Uesugi has Vattalles pulled in close to control his posture.
Uesugi's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.
Vattalles trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Uesugi is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Vattalles makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Uesugi is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Vattalles pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Uesugi is keeping the position for now.
Vattalles passes Uesugi's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Uesugi wants to control but Vattalles is keeping busy.
Uesugi might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Vattalles haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.
Uesugi is trying to get back to full guard.
Vattalles is looking to advance position but Uesugi won't allow it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vattalles working over Uesugi with some ground and pound. Uesugi looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.

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

Vattalles is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Uesugi is trying to get back to full guard.
Uesugi keeps trying to improve his position.
Vattalles thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Uesugi's head.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Uesugi has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Vattalles is working away from the top position though.
Uesugi is doing well to avoid being mounted. He's controlling the position at the moment.
Vattalles looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Uesugi with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Vattalles scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Mee Vattalles overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Uesugi holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.
Vattalles works his way into side control.
Uesugi struggling a bit here.
Vattalles tries to land with some ground and pound but misses.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Uesugi wants to control but Vattalles postures up.
Vattalles scores with punches from side control.

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

Vattalles thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Uesugi struggling a bit here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Mee Vattalles dominated that second round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. And we move into the final round!



Vattalles scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.

Uesugi throws Vattalles to one side and escapes!
Vattalles takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Vattalles goes for a double leg but Uesugi avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Uesugi continues to drive forward.
Uesugi misses with a body shot.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Vattalles.
Uesugi displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Vattalles.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Mee Vattalles. That's going to take a lot out of him.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A looping hook to the body misses from Vattalles. Uesugi does a little dance to reset his feet.
Vattalles keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Vattalles fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Uesugi wants to counter with a clinch but Vattalles pushes him away.
Vattalles misses with a takedown attempt - Uesugi sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Vattalles misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Uesugi counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Vattalles shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Uesugi as he avoids it easily.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Nice takedown defense from Uesugi. No joy for Vattalles on that attempt.
Vattalles misses with a hook. Uesugi ducked under it nicely.
Uesugi wants to counter with a clinch but Vattalles pushes him away.

Vattalles tries to keep at a distance but Uesugi has taken the fight into the clinch.
Uesugi working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Vattalles tries to pull guard but Uesugi won't allow it.
Uesugi is pushing Vattalles up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Uesugi.
Nice body punch from Uesugi - that landed with a thud.
Vattalles is trying to break the clinch but Uesugi has him pressed against the cage.
A right handed body shot lands from Uesugi.
Uesugi is working Vattalles over against the cage.
Uesugi softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Uesugi makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A right hand to the body from Uesugi.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Uesugi softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Uesugi lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Uesugi lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Vattalles.
Uesugi stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Uesugi working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Uesugi working some nice short punches in the clinch.
A hook to the body from Uesugi.
A left hand lands to the body for Uesugi.
Good body shot from Uesugi.
Uesugi lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Uesugi scores with a hook to the body.
Uesugi lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Vattalles.
Uesugi lands a shot to the body.
Uesugi lands a right hand that snaps the head of Vattalles backwards.
Uesugi lands a right hand that snaps the head of Vattalles backwards.
Uesugi lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Uesugi scores with a shoulder strike.
Uesugi lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Uesugi lands a body punch.
Uesugi has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Stalling in the clinch from Uesugi.
Uesugi works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Uesugi working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Uesugi lands a shoulder strike.
Uesugi content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Uesugi lands a nice uppercut.
Uesugi lands with a short shot to the head.
A shot in the inside from Uesugi.
Uesugi lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Uesugi tries a body shot but Vattalles blocks it.
Vattalles jumps guard but Uesugi turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
A shot in the inside from Uesugi.
Uesugi lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Uesugi cracks Vattalles with a nice body shot.
Uesugi taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
Uesugi lands a right hand that snaps the head of Vattalles backwards.
Uesugi dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Vattalles takes a shot to the head.
A short right from Uesugi.
Uesugi scores with a shoulder strike.
Vattalles is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Uesugi is defending well.
Vattalles is looking for a takedown.
Uesugi stops a takedown attempt from Vattalles.
Uesugi content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Uesugi lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Uesugi cracks Vattalles with a nice body shot.
Uesugi working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Uesugi cracks Vattalles with a nice body shot.
Uesugi scores with a shoulder strike.
Uesugi lands a left hand.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Uesugi stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Uesugi lands a right hand.
Uesugi lands a nice uppercut.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kagekatsu Uesugi comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Uesugi 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 Arvi Lind scores the fight 27:29
Judge Anni Minnemäki scores the fight 27:29
Judge Roosa Järviläinen scores the fight 27:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Kagekatsu Uesugi!

Kagekatsu Uesugi really struggled to get his t-shirt on before his hand was raised. Making sure that Vikai Gear logo gets some air time is pretty tricky when you're all sweaty.
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Event: PFF 26 Gagnon Vs Nurmy     
Date:   Mar 24, 2018

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Jushin Thunder (ranked 2504 p4p, 335 weight class) and Tomomi Tsuruta (ranked 3186 p4p, 412 weight class). Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

170 cm
20
209 lbs
2 - 2 - 0
192 cm
21
209 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jushin Thunder!
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 St Petersburg, Tomomi Tsuruta!
The judges for this bout are Viktor Lagutenko, Valeri Chadov and Illya Tyunina.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Tsuruta throws an overhand right that lands on Thunder's shoulder, as Thunder tries to avoid the shot.
Tsuruta throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Thunder moves out of range of the strikes.
Tsuruta throws an overhand right that lands on Thunder's shoulder, as Thunder tries to avoid the shot.
Tsuruta throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Thunder looks to land a left hand but Tsuruta moved out of range nicely.
Thunder swings for the body but Tsuruta moves out of range.
Tomomi Tsuruta seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Tsuruta looks to land a left hand but Thunder moved out of range nicely.
Thunder ducks under a wild hook from Tsuruta.
Tsuruta scores with a punch to the head.
Tsuruta tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Thunder was well out of range. Poor timing from Tsuruta.
Thunder is looking to counter with head kicks.
Thunder slips under a jab from Tsuruta.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tsuruta misses with a looping right.
Thunder throws a sloppy head kick and Tsuruta moves out of range easily.
Tsuruta will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Thunder has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Thunder there as he acknowledges the shot.

It looks like Jushin Thunder has been cut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Thunder misses with a straight right.
Thunder misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Tsuruta.
Thunder uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Tsuruta.
Thunder scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Tsuruta doesn't seem bothered though.
Tsuruta uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Thunder.
Tsuruta misses with a body shot
and Thunder counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Tsuruta takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Tsuruta scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Tsuruta scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
A punch combination from Thunder misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Tsuruta! But no joy.
Tsuruta lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Thunder throws a shot from downtown. Tsuruta moves away and avoids it.
Thunder throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Tsuruta sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Tsuruta paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
A looping hook to the body misses from Tsuruta. Thunder does a little dance to reset his feet.
Thunder keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

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

It looks like Tomomi Tsuruta has been cut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tsuruta swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Thunder connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

Tsuruta is rocked!
Thunder dances in with a quick combination. Tsuruta is being worked over with jabs and crosses. Oooh, a right straight from Thunder snaps Tsuruta's head back. Tsuruta stumbles backwards against the cage. Thunder steps forward and delivers a right cross that connects with Tsuruta's jaw, simultaneously knocking him out and sending his mouthpiece into the crowd! There's a worthy souvenir for the fans. This one is over folks. Tsuruta just didn't come prepared.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:13 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Jushin Thunder!
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Event: ABW 115 Uzo - Distacio Jr     
Date:   Mar 20, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Yoshi Fujiwara (ranked 898 p4p, 120 weight class) and Roy Benavidez (ranked 1809 p4p, 227 weight class). These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

184 cm
22
185 lbs
7 - 1 - 0
180 cm
23
197 lbs
6 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
Excellent grappler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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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 7 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Yoshi Fujiwara!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Roy Benavidez!
The judges for this bout are Arvi Lind, Roosa Järviläinen and Anni Minnemäki.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Fujiwara swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Benavidez.
Benavidez throws a shot from downtown. Fujiwara moves away and avoids it.
Jab by Benavidez.
We've been hearing reports that Fujiwara has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Fujiwara dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Benavidez throws a shot from downtown. Fujiwara moves away and avoids it.
Fujiwara is looking to clinch.
Fujiwara catches Benavidez with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
We've been informed that Benavidez has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
The fighters circling - Benavidez throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Benavidez connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Fujiwara's hands.

Fujiwara moves into the clinch.
Fujiwara has a couple of punches blocked by Benavidez.
A nice right hand lands inside from Fujiwara.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Fujiwara lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Benavidez backwards.
Benavidez misses with a hook from the clinch.
Fujiwara lands an uppercut.
Fujiwara tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Fujiwara blocks an uppercut.
Fujiwara wants to stall.
Fujiwara working aggressively here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fujiwara can't find room to land a body shot as Benavidez controls the action.
Benavidez doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Benavidez misses with a punch to the body.
A short uppercut from Fujiwara.
Fujiwara lands with a short shot to the head.
Fujiwara goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Benavidez pushes Fujiwara back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Fujiwara lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Fujiwara.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Fujiwara.
A short right from Benavidez on the inside.
Benavidez misses with a short punch on the inside.
Benavidez misses with a short punch on the inside.
Benavidez doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Benavidez scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Benavidez misses with a punch to the body.
Benavidez tries to throw a body punch but Fujiwara avoids it by throwing Benavidez back against the cage.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Fujiwara creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Fujiwara working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Benavidez misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Benavidez lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Fujiwara blocking some punches.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A right hook to the body lands for Fujiwara.
Benavidez blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Fujiwara lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Fujiwara lands with a short shot to the head.
Fujiwara lands a body punch in the clinch.
Benavidez misses with some punches.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Fujiwara.
Fujiwara tries to throw a body punch but Benavidez avoids it by throwing Fujiwara back against the cage.
Benavidez goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A nice left hand lands by Benavidez.
A right hand to the body from Fujiwara.
Benavidez has a couple of punches blocked by Fujiwara.
A short body shot lands from Fujiwara as the two fighters clinch.
Benavidez tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Benavidez's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Fujiwara lands a hook that snaps the head of Benavidez backwards.
Fujiwara softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Benavidez misses with a short punch on the inside.
Benavidez misses with a body punch.
Fujiwara doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Fujiwara fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Benavidez goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A head punch on the inside from Benavidez fails to land.
Fujiwara presses Benavidez against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Benavidez tries to work over Fujiwara's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Benavidez has a couple of punches blocked by Fujiwara.
Nice body punch from Fujiwara - that landed with a thud.
Benavidez blocks a body shot from Fujiwara.
Benavidez throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Fujiwaras head.
Fujiwara pushes Benavidez back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Fujiwara lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Benavidez or not.
Benavidez looks winded!
A short left from Fujiwara.
Fujiwara lands with a left to the head.
Fujiwara lands with a light punch inside.
Fujiwara lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Fujiwara tries to throw a body punch but Benavidez avoids it by throwing Fujiwara back against the cage.
Fujiwara working some nice short punches in the clinch.
A short right from Fujiwara.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Benavidez working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Fujiwara misses with a body punch.
Benavidez swings wildly with an uppercut but Fujiwara uses good head movement to avoid it.
Benavidez fails to pull guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fujiwara goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Benavidez swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Fujiwara tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Fujiwara taking a breather.
Fujiwara digs a right hand underneath Benavidez's ribcage. Benavidez let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Fujiwara lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Fujiwara misses with a punch to the body.
Fujiwara misses with a punch on the inside.
Benavidez misses with a hook to the ribs.
Fujiwara working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Fujiwara is pushing Benavidez up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Benavidez swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Fujiwara doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Fujiwara tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Benavidez tries to score a body lock takedown but Fujiwara shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Fujiwara throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Benavidezs head.
Fujiwara goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Fujiwara lands an uppercut.
A nice left hand lands by Fujiwara.

Benavidez is rocked!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Yoshi Fujiwara 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.


Benavidez throws the left hand but Fujiwara avoids the punch easily.
Fujiwara uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Benavidez.
Benavidez misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Fujiwara.
Fujiwara was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Fujiwara throws a jab but it's blocked by Benavidez.
Benavidez fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Fujiwara manages to avoid it.
Fujiwara throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Benavidez takes a body punch but keeps moving.
The crowd cheers as Benavidez lands an impressive looking overhand right. Fujiwara doesn't seem phased though.
Fujiwara keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Benavidez.
Fujiwara is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Benavidez can do to turn this around?
Benavidez keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

Fujiwara pushes Benavidez up against the cage in a clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fujiwara tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Benavidez goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Fujiwara scores with a nice hook to the head.
Fujiwara lands with a left to the head.
A shot in the inside from Fujiwara.
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!
Benavidez lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Fujiwara can't find room to land a body shot as Benavidez controls the action.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fujiwara misses with a hook to the ribs.
Fujiwara lands with a short shot to the head.
Fujiwara presses Benavidez against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Benavidez misses with a punch on the inside.
Benavidez lands an uppercut.
Fujiwara throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Fujiwara pushes Benavidez back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Fujiwara holding his opponent close, against the cage.
Benavidez misses with the head strike.
Benavidez misses with a hook from the clinch.
Benavidez swings wildly with an uppercut but Fujiwara uses good head movement to avoid it.
Benavidez throws a punch but it's blocked by Fujiwara.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Fujiwara.
Fujiwara lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Fujiwara tries a body shot but Benavidez blocks it.
Yoshi Fujiwara has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Benavidez tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Fujiwara lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Benavidez.
Benavidez misses with the head strike.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fujiwara tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Benavidez's elbow.
Fujiwara doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Fujiwara lands on the inside with an uppercut.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Fujiwara is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Fujiwara misses with a hook from the clinch.
Benavidez misses with a punch to the body.
Fujiwara blocking some punches.
Fujiwara struggles to land a body shot inside as Benavidez controls his hands.
A right handed body shot lands from Fujiwara.
Benavidez throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Fujiwara gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Benavidez.
A head punch on the inside from Benavidez fails to land.
Fujiwara lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Benavidez tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Fujiwara prevents a body shot from Benavidez.
Benavidez makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A bit of stalling here from Fujiwara.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A nice left hand lands by Benavidez.
Benavidez lands with a left to the head.
Benavidez misses with a short punch on the inside.
Benavidez misses with the head strike.
Fujiwara tries to work over Benavidez's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Fujiwara blocks an uppercut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Benavidez.
Benavidez can't find room to land a body shot as Fujiwara controls the action.
Benavidez doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Benavidez tries for a takedown but Fujiwara manages to get underhooks.
Fujiwara misses with a hook to the ribs.
Fujiwara struggles to land a body shot inside as Benavidez controls his hands.
Benavidez has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Fujiwara after a bit of a struggle.
Yoshi Fujiwara has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Roy Benavidez.
Fujiwara can't find room to land a body shot as Benavidez controls the action.
Benavidez throws a head punch that misses.
Fujiwara doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Still in the clinch, Fujiwara scores with a nice short uppercut.
Benavidez fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Fujiwara tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Fujiwara scores with a hook to the body.
Benavidez is breathing heavily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fujiwara scores with a nice hook to the head.
Fujiwara misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Fujiwara taking a breather.
Benavidez misses with a short punch on the inside.
Benavidez tries to work over Fujiwara's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Fujiwara lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Good body shot from Fujiwara.
Fujiwara lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Benavidez swings wildly with an uppercut but Fujiwara uses good head movement to avoid it.
Benavidez swings wildly with an uppercut but Fujiwara uses good head movement to avoid it.
Fujiwara pushes Benavidez back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Fujiwara tries to stall but Benavidez uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Fujiwara blocking some punches.
Fujiwara lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Benavidez backwards.
Benavidez tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Benavidez misses with a short punch on the inside.
Benavidez fails to pull guard.
Benavidez misses with the head strike.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Yoshi Fujiwara dominated that second round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


Fujiwara throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Benavidez misses with a right hand
and Fujiwara counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Roy Benavidez seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Benavidez is defended easily by Fujiwara.
Fujiwara ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Fujiwara ducks under a wild hook from Benavidez.
It looked like Fujiwara was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Benavidez.
Benavidez throws a looping overhand right but Fujiwara ducks down to avoid it.
Benavidez scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Benavidez takes a swing at Fujiwara's ribcage but misses.
Fujiwara with a hook.
Benavidez is still on wobbly legs! Can Fujiwara finish him?
Benavidez takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Benavidez uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Fujiwara.
Benavidez seems to have recovered his senses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fujiwara lands a right hook to the body.
Fujiwara wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Fujiwara throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Benavidez takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fujiwara throws a body shot but no joy.
Fujiwara fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Benavidez manages to avoid it.
Yoshi Fujiwara is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Benavidez looks to score with a jab to the body but Fujiwara is just out of range.
Benavidez ducks under a wild hook from Fujiwara.
Fujiwara ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Benavidez moves away.
Fujiwara uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Benavidez has time to react.
Fujiwara scores with a hook to the body. Benavidez takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Fujiwara is looking to clinch.
A nice side step and Benavidez releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Jab, jab by Fujiwara - just one landing.
Yoshi Fujiwara is winning the standup battle so far.
Benavidez bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Fujiwara's head backwards.
Fujiwara with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Benavidez darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Benavidez takes one on the button.
Benavidez pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Roy Benavidez has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Benavidez gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Benavidez throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Benavidez misses with an uppercut.
Benavidez avoids the body shot from Fujiwara.
Fujiwara tries to clinch there but Benavidez circles away.
Fujiwara keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A counter left hand to the body from Fujiwara misses its target.
Fujiwara misses with a body shot.
Fujiwara lands a nice looking body shot.
Fujiwara ducks under a wild hook from Benavidez.
Jab, jab by Fujiwara - just one landing.
Fujiwara swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Fujiwara moves into range and connects with a jab.
Benavidez looks to land a right hand but Fujiwara moved out of range.
Fujiwara circles away from the clinch attempt
and Fujiwara counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Benavidez misses with an uppercut.
A counter left hand to the body from Fujiwara misses its target.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Benavidez is defended easily by Fujiwara.
Fujiwara punishes Benavidez's body with a nice straight punch.
Fujiwara connects with a single shot there.
Benavidez misses with a wild body shot.
Fujiwara is looking to counter the offense by Benavidez and move into the clinch.
Benavidez waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Fujiwara.
Fujiwara ducks down and throws a hook to the body.

Fujiwara gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Yoshi Fujiwara is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Fujiwara blocks an uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Benavidez tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Fujiwara throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Benavidezs head.
Benavidez has a couple of punches blocked by Fujiwara.
Benavidez tries to work over Fujiwara's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Benavidez throws a head punch that misses.
Benavidez struggles to land a body shot inside as Fujiwara controls his hands.
Benavidez misses with the head strike.
Benavidez throws a head punch that misses.
Benavidez misses with a punch on the inside.
A shot in the inside from Benavidez.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Benavidez swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Fujiwara tries to throw a body punch but Benavidez avoids it by throwing Fujiwara back against the cage.
Benavidez swings wildly with an uppercut but Fujiwara uses good head movement to avoid it.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Arvi Lind scores the fight 30:27
Judge Roosa Järviläinen scores the fight 30:27
Judge Anni Minnemäki scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Yoshi Fujiwara!
S C
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G S C
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
70%

 

Event: Brutality on the Beach     
Date:   Mar 18, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Bobby Money (ranked 5062 p4p, 494 weight class) and Hiroshi Kawanabe (ranked 4391 p4p, 452 weight class). Bobby Money could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Hiroshi Kawanabe's chin.

177 cm
25
158 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
172 cm
25
145 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Brawler
Self confident
BJJ Blue Belt
Basic striking
Prefers standup

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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 The Island, Bobby Money!
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, Hiroshi Kawanabe!
The judges for this bout are Winston Alpacca, Michael Johnstone and Sandra Marshall.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Money gets a clinch.
Money's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Kawanabe lands on the inside with an uppercut.
A head punch on the inside from Kawanabe fails to land.
Money prevents a body shot from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe misses with a body punch.
Money blocks a body shot from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe lands with a left to the head.
Money fails to pull guard.
Kawanabe throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Money is trying to force a seperation but Kawanabe has the dominant position.

Money pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Kawanabe is looking to clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kawanabe throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Kawanabe scores with a nice right hand.

Money moves into range and clinches up with Kawanabe.
Kawanabe misses with the head strike.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kawanabe can't find room to land a body shot as Money controls the action.
Kawanabe misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kawanabe pressing his opponent against the cage.
Kawanabe has Money pushed against the cage.
A short uppercut from Kawanabe.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Kawanabe takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Kawanabe fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Money blocks an uppercut.
Money throws a knee to the head but misses.
Kawanabe doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Money has had enough of the clinch but Kawanabe keeps him there for the moment.
Money is trying to break the clinch but Kawanabe has him pressed against the cage.
Money has been working on his balance at King Of Pain, so perhaps that has help him stuff some of the takedown attempts by Kawanabe.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Kawanabe.
Money can't find room to land a body shot as Kawanabe controls the action.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Money letting Kawanabe take a breather here.
Kawanabe lands with a left to the head.
Money unloads a knee to the mid-section.
Kawanabe lands with a light punch inside.
Kawanabe tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Kawanabe goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Kawanabe lands with a right to the head.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Kawanabe is working Money over against the cage.
Money is working for takedown but Kawanabe is calmly controlling the position for now.
A right handed body shot lands from Kawanabe.
A right handed body shot lands from Kawanabe.
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!
Kawanabe lands a hook that snaps the head of Money backwards.
A nice left hand lands by Kawanabe.
Money fails to pull the fight into his guard.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Bobby Money. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kawanabe misses with a hook from the clinch.
A nice right hand lands inside from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe lands a nice uppercut.
Kawanabe lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Kawanabe tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Money being controlled against the cage.
Money is pushing Kawanabe up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Money jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Kawanabe walks away with a smile on his face. Money gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Money shoots in for a takedown but Kawanabe shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.

Money closes the distance and pushes Kawanabe back into the cage.
Money tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kawanabe lands on the inside with an uppercut.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Money jumps guard but Kawanabe stands there with Money around his waist. Money gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Kawanabe lands a right hand.
Money is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Kawanabe gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Kawanabe lands with a short shot to the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Money scores with a shot to the side of Kawanabe's head.

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

Kawanabe tries to keep at a distance but Money has taken the fight into the clinch.
Kawanabe 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.

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


Kawanabe digs a good body shot into Money's ribs.
A head kick misses from Money.

Kawanabe fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Money, pushing him back against the cage.
Stalling in the clinch from Kawanabe.
Money fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Kawanabe is leaning against Money and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.

Money escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Kawanabe tests Money's chin there with a solid looking shot.
The step up in weight doesn't seem to be a problem for Kawanabe. He's performing admirably here against the bigger man.
Kawanabe lands with an overhand left.
Money takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kawanabe thuds a left hand into Money's body.

Money closes the distance and clinches.
Money prevents a body shot from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe lands with a right to the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kawanabe blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Money blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kawanabe lands a right hand.
Kawanabe has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Kawanabe working some nice short punches in the clinch.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe misses with a shot to the kidneys.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Money's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
Money fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Still in the clinch, Kawanabe scores with a nice short uppercut.
Kawanabe scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Money wants to break the clinch but can't.
Still in the clinch, Kawanabe scores with a nice short uppercut.
Kawanabe lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Money or not.
A left hand lands to the body for Kawanabe.
Kawanabe misses with a shot to the kidneys.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kawanabe's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
Money jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Kawanabe walks away with a smile on his face. Money gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Bobby Money. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Money on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Kawanabe connects with a nice looking jab.
Hiroshi Kawanabe seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Money rushes Kawanabe and presses him up against the cage.
Kawanabe lands a left hand that snaps the head of Money backwards.
A short body shot lands from Kawanabe as the two fighters clinch.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Kawanabe misses with a hook to the ribs.
Kawanabe throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Moneys head.
Kawanabe lands a hook to the side of the head.
Money tries to pull guard but Kawanabe won't allow it.
Kawanabe lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Kawanabe stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
A short uppercut from Kawanabe.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Money tries to pull guard but Kawanabe won't allow it.
Money wants to break the clinch but can't.
A short right from Kawanabe on the inside.
Kawanabe is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Money is looking to break free of the clinch but Kawanabe has double underhooks.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Money blocks a body shot from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe slowing the pace effectively.
Money tries to stall but Kawanabe uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Money blocks a body shot from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe pushes Money back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Kawanabe lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kawanabe lands on the inside with an uppercut.

Money pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Bobby Money is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Kawanabe connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Money's hands.
Money is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
A jab from Kawanabe does it's job there.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A left lands for Kawanabe.

Money moves into range and clinches up with Kawanabe.
Kawanabe works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe pushes Money back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Nice body punch from Kawanabe - that landed with a thud.
Money being controlled against the cage.
Kawanabe lands a right hand.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hiroshi Kawanabe showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Money's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Money needs to keep his hands up - Kawanabe had a free shot at his head there.
Good shot there by Kawanabe.

Money gets in close and instigates a clinch.
A nice right hand lands inside from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe lands a left hand.
Money tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Kawanabe throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Moneys head.
Money blocks a body shot from Kawanabe.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe lands with a right to the head.
Money blocks a body shot from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Money backwards.
Kawanabe tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Money's elbow.
Kawanabe prevents a takedown attempt there.
Kawanabe lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.

Money is rocked!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kawanabe presses Money against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Kawanabe lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Money backwards.
Oh Money is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Kawanabe lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Money is trying to break the clinch but Kawanabe has him pressed against the cage.
Money tries for a takedown. No joy.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Bobby Money. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Kawanabe softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Kawanabe lands a nice uppercut.
Kawanabe scores with a nice hook to the head.
Kawanabe lands an uppercut in the clinch that drops Money to his knees! Kawanabe keeps firing more shots against his stricken opponent and the referee jumps in to save him!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:28 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Hiroshi Kawanabe!
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Event: *PPV: REVERBERATION     
Date:   Mar 10, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Masa Sanada (ranked 131 p4p, 22 weight class) and Ira Wright (ranked 67 p4p, 10 weight class). Wright has chosen Get Back as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

180 cm
24
174 lbs
11 - 0 - 0
185 cm
26
175 lbs
16 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Aspire Clothing
Urban Fighter

Conviction
IniTech 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 11 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Masa Sanada!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ira Wright!
The judges for this bout are Tatsuya Matsuyama, Shirou Masuda and Shigeki Fujiwara.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sanada ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Wright tries to score with a low kick but Sanada moves his leg out of the way.
Wright has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Sanada is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Sanada swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Nice shot lands for Sanada.

It looks like Ira Wright has been cut.
Wright looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Wright throws a big shot that misses.
Sanada walks into a left hand.
Sanada missing with a left hand there. Wright was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Sanada throws a big shot that misses.
Wright attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Wright fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Sanada is out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wright throws a leg kick but Sanada moved away.
Sanada throws a shot from downtown. Wright moves away and avoids it.
Sanada looks to land a right hand but Wright moved out of range.
Wright scores with a jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sanada misses with a wild body shot.
Sanada throws out a powerful jab.
Ira Wright seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A head kick by Wright misses
and Sanada connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Nice defenses there by Wright.
Wright fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Sanada looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Sanada moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Wright misses with an uppercut
and Sanada connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Wright pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Wright throws a body punch but Sanada moves out of range.
Sanada swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
No joy there for Wright, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Wright defending well as Sanada loads up on a big left hand.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Wright! But no joy.
Sanada scores with a jab to the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Wright misses with a low kick as Sanada jumps back.
Wright throws out a token jab with nothing on it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wright throws a solid leg kick but Sanada takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Wright.
Wright has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Wright there as he acknowledges the shot.
Sanada misses the shot to the body.
Good shot there by Wright.
Wright defending well as Sanada loads up on a big left hand.
Wright ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Some wild striking there from Wright.
Sanada slips a jab from Wright.
Wright connects with an inside leg kick.
A thudding body kick lands there by Wright!
Wright walks into a jab.
Wright uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sanada.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wright throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Sanada is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Wright throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Sanada sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Sanada is looking to counter punch.
Sanada lands with a nice body punch.
Wright tries to land a leg kick but Sanada saw it coming and moves away.
A good leg kick by Wright.
Wright throws a lazy body kick
enabling Sanada to counter with a crisp jab.
Wright thuds his shin into the meat of Sanada's side.
Sanada scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Sanada, as that shot connected.

That has opened up Ira Wright's cut even more.
Wright misses with a left hand
and Sanada makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Wright throws a looping overhand right but Sanada ducks down to avoid it.
A counter left hand to the body from Sanada misses its target.
Wright misses with an uppercut. Sanada saw that one coming.
Sanada misses with a wild body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wright tests Sanada's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Wright misses with a right hand
and Sanada counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Wright wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Sanada swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Sanada checks a leg kick nicely.
A looping hook to the body misses from Sanada. Wright does a little dance to reset his feet.
Wright lunges at Sanada with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Sanada's hand.
Wright gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Wright throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Sanada uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Wright.
Sanada throwing a counter right hand but Wright manages to avoid it.
Wright lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Wright steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Sanada.
Wright moves into range and connects with a jab.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Masa Sanada will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Ira Wright's cut.
That's time! Sanada's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Sanada works Wright's body with a nice hook.
Wright keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Sanada connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Sanada blocks a head kick by Wright.
Sanada appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Wright ducks under a wild hook from Sanada.
Wright uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Sanada.
Sanada fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Wright fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Sanada has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Sanada blocks a jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wright throws a low kick but Sanada avoids it.
Sanada catches Wright with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Wright tries a head kick but it misses.
Wright connects with a leg kick. Sanada looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sanada misses with a looping right.
Sanada thows a left - swing and a miss!
Sanada takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Masa Sanada is winning the standup battle so far.
Sanada takes a swing at Wright's ribcage but misses.
Sanada cracks Wright with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
A solid leg kick lands there for Wright.
Sanada throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Sanada looks to score with a jab to the body but Wright is just out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Sanada. Wright does a little dance to reset his feet.
A chopping leg kick lands by Wright.
Sanada moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Sanada connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Wright momentarily.
Sanada on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
No joy there for Wright, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
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!
Wright fakes the leg kick and cracks Sanada in the body.
Wright misses with a low kick.
An attempted straight right counter from Sanada misses the target.
Wright lands with a thumping leg kick.
Wright pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Sanada misses with an uppercut. Wright saw that one coming.
Wright lands a slapping body shot.
Wright takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Sanada lands a nice hook to Wright's body. Wright takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Wright gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Sanada fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Wright manages to avoid it.
Sanada on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Wright. Wright obviously looking to wear him down.
Sanada moves out of range of the body kick from Wright.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wright scoring well with a low kick there.
Wright lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Wright swings for the body but Sanada moves out of range.
Sanada throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Wright throws a big shot that misses.
Sanada misses with a shot to the body
and Wright counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Sanada throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Sanada lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Sanada throws a lazy right hand but Wright sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Sanada blocks a leg kick.
Wright throws a sloppy head kick and Sanada moves out of range easily.
Wright scores with a slapping inside leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wright lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Sanada at a distance.
Wright lands with a nice body kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A solid leg kick lands there for Wright.
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.
Wright scores with a kick to the midsection.
Sanada connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Wright's hands.

The cut above Ira Wright's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Wright drops his hands momentarily and Sanada takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Wright tries a head kick but it misses.
Sanada throwing a counter right hand but Wright manages to avoid it.
Wright uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sanada.
It seemed like Wright was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Sanada slips a straight right by Wright.
An attempted straight right counter from Sanada misses the target.
Wright steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Sanada.
Wright lands a jab to the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Wright throws a push kick but Sanada slaps the foot to one side.
Sanada is looking to counter punch.
Sanada getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Wright waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Sanada.
Sanada appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Wright lunges at Sanada with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Sanada's hand.
Sanada 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.
Sanada takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Sanada lands with a hook. Wright tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Wright misses with a straight right.
Wright connects with a right hand. Sanada shakes it off.
A telegraphed right hand from Sanada misses the target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wright goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Wright throws a lazy right hand but Sanada sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
A jab from Wright does it's job there.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Sanada misses the shot to the body.
Wright was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wright with a nice cross.
Wright missing with a left hand there. Sanada was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Wright connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Sanada momentarily.
Wright on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Wright keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Wright appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Wright keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Wright misses with an uppercut.
Wright scores with a shot to the body.
Sanada throws a lazy uppercut
and Wright counters with a stiff right hand.
Wright throws a body shot but no joy.
Sanada misses with a looping left.
Wright looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Wright keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sanada on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Wright. Wright obviously looking to wear him down.
Wright lands a nice hook to Sanada's body. Sanada takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Wright throws a body shot but no joy.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Wright lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Wright avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
The fighters circling - Sanada throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Sanada misses with an uppercut. Wright saw that one coming.
Wright throws a lazy head kick
and Sanada counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Sanada with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Wright to score with a decent uppercut.
Wright scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Sanada swings for the body but Wright moves out of range.
Wright takes a swing at Sanada's ribcage but misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wright feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Sanada's calf.
Wright is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Sanada.
Wright throws a nice outside leg kick.
Sanada just misses with a punch to the body.
Wright tries a quick counter leg kick but Sanada is wise to it.
Sanada will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Sanada catches Wright with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Wright ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Wright throws a leg kick
and Sanada counters with a nice uppercut.

Ira Wright's cut is absolute horrible now. This looks like something out of a horror film with blood covering both fighters.
Wright connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Wright drops his hands momentarily and Sanada takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Wright lands an overhand right.
Wright throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Sanada throws out a loose jab but Wright uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wright walks into a left hand.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Wright avoids a punch combination nicely.
Wright takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.

Wright is rocked!

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:32 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Masa Sanada!
After the big win, Masa Sanada made sure to do all the important stuff like thanking his sponsors Aspire Clothing and telling the interviewer how much he loves him.
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Event: ABW 112 De Lange - Bear     
Date:   Mar 08, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Marcin Vanna (ranked 3537 p4p, 380 weight class) and Toshi Hijikata (ranked 2890 p4p, 320 weight class). Toshi Hijikata acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.

180 cm
29
155 lbs
8 - 8 - 0
178 cm
22
159 lbs
5 - 2 - 0
Good takedowns
Counter fighter
Experienced
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin

KAISER Nutrition - Q160

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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 8 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Marcin Vanna!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Toshi Hijikata!
The judges for this bout are Marco Blurström, Arvi Lind and Ben Zyskovitsi.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hijikata goes for a high kick. It partially lands.

Vanna is rocked!
Vanna gets clipped by a big right hand and goes down spinning to the canvas! Hijikata gets the back mount and begins to drop bombs on his rocked foe! Vanna 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 0:05 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Toshi Hijikata!
Marcin Vanna was interviewed post fight and said 'You win some you lose some not everything will go your way but at were fighting for that title'.
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Event: Bud on the Beach     
Date:   Mar 03, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Royce Da Silva (ranked 6131 p4p, 554 weight class) and Hiroshi Kawanabe (ranked 8121 p4p, 627 weight class). This should be a great matchup!

179 cm
25
164 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
172 cm
25
145 lbs
0 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Brawler
Very strong
BJJ Blue Belt
Brawler
Inexperienced

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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, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Royce Da Silva!
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, Hiroshi Kawanabe!
The judges for this bout are Peter Branson, Bart Greer and Michael Johnstone.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Da Silva takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Horrible takedown attempt by Da Silva or perhaps it was just good defense by Kawanabe, which made it look bad.

Da Silva has closed the distance and engaged Kawanabe in a clinch.
Da Silva changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Kawanabe fights it off and pushes away nicely.

Kawanabe moves into the clinch.
Kawanabe lands an uppercut.
Da Silva is trying to pull guard but Kawanabe turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Royce Da Silva. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Kawanabe lands a shoulder strike.
Kawanabe digs a right hand into Da Silva's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Da Silva's gas tank.
Da Silva is trying to pull guard but Kawanabe has him pressed against the cage.
Kawanabe stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Da Silva tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Kawanabe lands a hook that snaps the head of Da Silva backwards.
Kawanabe lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kawanabe lands a nice uppercut.
Kawanabe throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Da Silvas head.
Da Silva tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Kawanabe just stands there and leans against the cage.
Da Silva tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Kawanabe lands with a light punch inside.
Da Silva tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Kawanabe cracks Da Silva with a nice body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A shot in the inside from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe scores with a hook to the body.
Kawanabe lands with a light punch inside.
Kawanabe working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Kawanabe gets through Da Silva's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Kawanabe controlling the action here for a moment.
Kawanabe avoiding damage.
Da Silva tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Kawanabe smiles and moves away.
Kawanabe leaves Da Silva with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Kawanabe moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.

Kawanabe has Da Silva up against the cage in a clinch.
Kawanabe pushes Da Silva back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Da Silva definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kawanabe softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Kawanabe lands a right hand.
Nice body punch from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe stalling the fight.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nice body punch from Kawanabe - that landed with a thud.
Kawanabe lands a hook that snaps the head of Da Silva backwards.
Da Silva is trying to pull guard but Kawanabe turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Da Silva tries to pull guard but Kawanabe won't allow it.
Kawanabe lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Kawanabe softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Kawanabe scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Da Silva tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Kawanabe working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Kawanabe leaning his opponent against the cage.
A short right from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe lands an uppercut.
Kawanabe scores with a hook to the body.
A hook to the body from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Kawanabe lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.

Da Silva successfully pulls guard.
Kawanabe looking to pass the guard.

Da Silva looking for a guillotine here but Kawanabe defends easily.
Da Silva is breathing heavily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kawanabe engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.

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

Da Silva looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.

Da Silva looking for a guillotine here but Kawanabe defends easily.
Kawanabe is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Kawanabe is continuing to stall.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Da Silva keeping moving, preventing Kawanabe from controlling successfully.
Kawanabe is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Kawanabe must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.

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

Da Silva throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

Da Silva is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Kawanabe defends well.
Kawanabe stays in close to Da Silva's body and controls the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Da Silva looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Kawanabe scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Kawanabe has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Da Silva.
Kawanabe looks to land a combination. Da Silva sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Da Silva goes for a double leg but Kawanabe avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Kawanabe continues to drive forward.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Royce Da Silva. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Kawanabe throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Da Silva on the side of the head.

Kawanabe closes the distance and pushes Da Silva back into the cage.
Kawanabe lands with a right to the head.
Hiroshi Kawanabe seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Kawanabe.
Kawanabe lands an uppercut.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Still in the clinch, Kawanabe scores with a nice short uppercut.
Kawanabe makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A hook to the body from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe is defending well against a takedown attempt.
The step up in weight doesn't seem to be a problem for Kawanabe. He's performing admirably here against the bigger man.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Da Silva tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Kawanabe just stands there and leans against the cage.
A body shot lands from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe is pressed up against the cage. Da Silva has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Kawanabe down to the mat. Kawanabe avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kawanabe scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Da Silva dives in and grabs Kawanabe's left leg, looking for a takedown. Kawanabe pushes down on Da Silva's head and hops out.
Hiroshi Kawanabe seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Kawanabe scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Kawanabe lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Donk. Kawanabe catches Da Silva right on the button with a cross.
Good exchange - Kawanabe coming out on top.

Kawanabe drives through and clinches with Da Silva against the cage.
A right hook to the body lands for Kawanabe.
Kawanabe lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kawanabe presses Da Silva against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Kawanabe scores with a nice hook to the head.
Good body shot from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe digs a right hand underneath Da Silva's ribcage. Da Silva let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Kawanabe lands a nice uppercut.
A shot in the inside from Kawanabe.

Da Silva drags the fight down to the ground.
Kawanabe advances to half guard.
Kawanabe stalling.
Kawanabe seems to have lost interest with the ground game and is thinking about standing back up.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Da Silva actively working from the bottom here.
Kawanabe stalling.

Da Silva looking for submissions off his back.
Kawanabe really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Da Silva. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Kawanabe trying to mount his opponent but Da Silva defends it.
Da Silva wants to get back to full guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Da Silva gets back to full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Kawanabe controls the pace.

Da Silva is looking for a triangle but Kawanabe pushes his legs off easily.

Da Silva looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Kawanabe controlling from the top position.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Kawanabe slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.

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

Kawanabe got a little sloppy there for a moment and Da Silva has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Kawanabe has managed to get both his arms back between Da Silva's legs - danger averted.
Kawanabe slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Royce Da Silva overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Kawanabe is maintaining the dominant position - no doubt Da Silva will start to get frustrated soon if he's not already.
Da Silva is looking to reverse the position.
Kawanabe staying calm.
Da Silva stops Kawanabe from passing to mount.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



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

Kawanabe has managed to wall walk up one of the corner posts to get back to his feet. Da Silva is pushing him up against the cage, looking to control the position.
Kawanabe has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Da Silva seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Kawanabe can turn it around.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Kawanabe.
Da Silva is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Kawanabe pulls him back up using the underhooks.

Da Silva pulls Kawanabe into guard.

Da Silva is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Kawanabe is aware though and is defending well.
Da Silva can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Kawanabe controls the pace.
Da Silva keeping moving, preventing Kawanabe from controlling successfully.
Kawanabe controlling from the top position.
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!

Da Silva throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Da Silva can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Kawanabe controls the pace.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kawanabe pushes down on Da Silva's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Da Silva is in trouble now - Kawanabe has advanced to mount!
Kawanabe sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Da Silva is desperately trying to improve his position but Kawanabe has a good base and remains in mount.
Kawanabe tries to control but Da Silva wriggling away.
Kawanabe content just to control the position here.
Kawanabe prevents Da Silva from getting the reversal.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Da Silva tries to get out of the position.
Da Silva tries to lock up and control but Kawanabe gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Kawanabe looking to control and managing it successfully.
Da Silva is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Kawanabe trying to control but Da Silva is having none of it.
Kawanabe avoids the attempt from Da Silva to control.
Kawanabe wants to control the pace but Da Silva is squirming around nicely.
Kawanabe looking to control and managing it successfully.
Da Silva keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kawanabe wants to control the pace but Da Silva is squirming around nicely.
Kawanabe is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
Da Silva tries to reverse the position but Kawanabe maintains control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Da Silva 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.

Da Silva is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Kawanabe pulls his head out easily.
Well, if Kawanabe is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.

Da Silva actively working from the bottom here.
Kawanabe seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Da Silva does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Da Silva wants to get back to full guard.
Kawanabe sitting and controlling from the half guard.

Da Silva actively working from the bottom here.
Royce Da Silva has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Da Silva flails away from the bottom but he's not doing any damage.

And that's the end of the fight!
Hiroshi Kawanabe comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Kawanabe 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 Peter Branson scores the fight 27:30
Judge Bart Greer scores the fight 27:30
Judge Michael Johnstone scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Hiroshi Kawanabe!
S C
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G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
52%

 

Event: PFF 23 Kansalainen vs Huang     
Date:   Mar 03, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Miguel Sanchez (ranked 5725 p4p, 572 weight class) and Mitsu Nagai (ranked 9739 p4p, 725 weight class). The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

177 cm
20
190 lbs
7 - 2 - 0
185 cm
20
189 lbs
0 - 1 - 0
Good takedowns
Solid boxing
Very quick
Good wrestler
Good low kicks
Powerful

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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 7 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Miguel Sanchez!
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 St Petersburg, Mitsu Nagai!
The judges for this bout are Viktor Lagutenko, Fedor Mirinova and Aleksei Zolotukhin.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sanchez takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Nagai has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Sanchez is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Sanchez wants to clinch up but Nagai keeps it at a distance.
Sanchez with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Nagai to score with a decent uppercut.
Sanchez tries to close the distance and clinch but Nagai swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Jab by Nagai.
Sanchez throws a one two combo.
Sanchez fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Nagai throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
A chopping leg kick lands by Nagai.
Nagai blocks a low kick nicely.
A nice side step and Nagai releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Sanchez throws a big shot that misses.
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!
Nagai misses the shot to the body.
Sanchez appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
A slapping body kick lands there for Nagai.
Nagai throws a leg kick but Sanchez checks it.
A chopping leg kick lands by Nagai.
Sanchez tries to clinch but Nagai moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nagai scores with a leg kick.
Mitsu Nagai is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Sanchez takes one to the chin there.
Sanchez tries to close the distance and clinch up but Nagai swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Nagai connects with a good right hand that stumbles Sanchez. Sanchez circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Nagai lets loose with a powerful body kick. Sanchez will feel that in the morning.
Sanchez has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Nagai finds it's way round the side to connect with Sanchez's head.
A low kick from Sanchez is predictable there
and Nagai counters with a thumping low kick.
A nice inside leg kick there by Nagai. That's going to slow Sanchez down.
Sanchez fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Nagai looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Miguel Sanchez seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Sanchez lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Nagai circles away quickly and effectively.
Nagai explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Sanchez lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Nagai at a distance.
Sanchez shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Nagai lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sanchez tries to clinch up
and Nagai counters with a nice leg kick.
Nagai circles away from the clinch attempt.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Nagai.
Sanchez shoots for a takedown but Nagai saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Nagai tries a quick counter leg kick but Sanchez is wise to it.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Miguel Sanchez. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Sanchez tries to clinch up.
Sanchez fails with a takedown attempt.
Nagai looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Sanchez tries to clinch there but Nagai circles away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sanchez misses with a lunging right hand
and Nagai counters with a nice body kick.
Sanchez tries to clinch
and Nagai counters with a low kick, right behind Sanchez 's knee.
Nagai scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Sanchez pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Nagai appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
A slapping body kick lands there for Nagai.
Nagai slips a jab and a cross from Sanchez.
Nagai throws a nice inside leg kick.
Sanchez throws a leg kick but Nagai sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Nagai circles away from the clinch attempt
and Nagai counters with a stiff right hand.
Sanchez throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Nagai counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Nagai has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Sanchez tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Nagai feints a counter leg kick.
Sanchez ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Nagai moves away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nagai connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Sanchez momentarily.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Sanchez on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Nagai. Nagai obviously looking to wear him down.
Sanchez is looking to clinch but Nagai is avoiding it.
Nagai only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Nagai swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Sanchez.
Sanchez is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Nagai connects with a solid leg kick.
Sanchez tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Nagai counters with a thumping low kick.
Nagai scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Nagai's jab looks to have found its range, popping Sanchez under the eye.
Nagai lunges at Sanchez with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Sanchez's hand.
Sanchez will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
A jab from Nagai does it's job there.

Sanchez is rocked!
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Nagai jabs at Sanchez's body.
Oh Sanchez is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Nagai is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Sanchez had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Nagai lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Sanchez seems to have got his legs back now.
An inside leg kick lands from Nagai.
Nagai misses with a body kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Sanchez misses with a double jab
and Nagai connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Nagai scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Nagai throws a leg kick

and Sanchez counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
Nagai is looking to control Sanchez's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Nagai avoid being mounted?
Sanchez looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Nagai moves into full guard.
Nagai is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nagai is continuing to stall.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Let's hope that Nagai has the urge to step up the pace any second now because for the last 15 or 20 seconds he's just been holding on tight.
Sanchez is looking to work some ground and pound but Nagai has wrist control.
Nagai pulls Sanchez in close to prevent any damage.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Sanchez is looking to clinch but Nagai is avoiding it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Sanchez swings for the body but Nagai moves out of range.
Nagai throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Sanchez sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Nagai's jab looks to have found its range, popping Sanchez under the eye.
Sanchez looks to clinch
and Nagai counters with a nice body kick.
Nagai throws a body kick that misses.
Nagai swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Nagai tried to score with a low kick but Sanchez checks it.
Nice body punch from Nagai.
Sanchez throws a body punch but Nagai moves out of range.
Nagai jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
The fight stays on the outside here - Sanchez looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Nagai ducks under a wild hook from Sanchez.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sanchez tries to clinch but Nagai moves out of range.
Sanchez tries to clinch but Nagai moves away
and Nagai makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Nice body kick from Nagai.
Miguel Sanchez is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Sanchez tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Nagai was well out of range. Poor timing from Sanchez.
Nagai lands a nice leg kick that just misses Sanchez's sensitive parts.
Sanchez swings for the body but Nagai moves out of range.
Sanchez has his takedown stuffed
and Nagai counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Nagai connects with a high kick.
Nagai moves into range and connects with a jab.
Sanchez is looking to wear down Nagai with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Sanchez doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Nagai counters with a nice leg kick.
Nagai scores with a punch to the head.
Nice body kick from Nagai.

That's four 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!
Nagai avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Nagai appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Sanchez tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Nagai counters with a nice leg kick.
Sanchez gets caught by a big overhand right and goes down! Nagai gets on top of him and starts throwing some serious punches until the ref intervenes and stops the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:27 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Mitsu Nagai!
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
62%

 

Event: PFF 22 Steve vs Allen     
Date:   Feb 24, 2018

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Mikhail Orlov (ranked 2542 p4p, 339 weight class) and Tomomi Tsuruta (ranked 2510 p4p, 337 weight class). Well, I have no idea who's going to take this one!

196 cm
21
205 lbs
4 - 2 - 0
192 cm
21
209 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Lethal high kicks
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Mikhail Orlov!
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, Tomomi Tsuruta!
The judges for this bout are Aleksandr Martynov, Fedor Mirinova and Aleksei Zolotukhin.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Orlov pushes Tsuruta up against the cage in a clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Orlov.
Tsuruta misses with a short punch on the inside.
Orlov doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Orlov misses with a punch to the body.
Tsuruta misses with a hook from the clinch.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
A right handed body shot lands from Tsuruta.
Tsuruta is trying to stall.
Orlov struggles to land a body shot inside as Tsuruta controls his hands.
Orlov blocks a body shot from Tsuruta.
Orlov blocks an uppercut.
Orlov blocks a body shot from Tsuruta.
Orlov misses with a body punch.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tsuruta goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Orlov cracks Tsuruta with a nice body shot.
Orlov tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Orlov is leaning against Tsuruta and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Tsuruta lands with a left to the head.
Tsuruta has a couple of punches blocked by Orlov.
Tsuruta blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Tsuruta controlling the action here for a moment.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tsuruta tries to throw a body punch but Orlov avoids it by throwing Tsuruta back against the cage.
Orlov blocking some punches.
Tsuruta can't find room to land a body shot as Orlov controls the action.
Orlov fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Orlov misses with a hook from the clinch.
Orlov lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Tsuruta or not.
Orlov swings wildly with an uppercut but Tsuruta uses good head movement to avoid it.
Orlov working aggressively here.
Tsuruta can't find room to land a body shot as Orlov controls the action.
A shot in the inside from Orlov.
Tsuruta digs a right hand into Orlov's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Orlov's gas tank.
Orlov lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A short right from Orlov on the inside.
A short right from Orlov on the inside.
Tsuruta lands a nice uppercut.
Orlov gets through Tsuruta's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Orlov tries a body shot but Tsuruta blocks it.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Orlov has a couple of punches blocked by Tsuruta.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tsuruta can't find room to land a body shot as Orlov controls the action.
Orlov scores with a nice hook to the head.
Orlov lands a hook to the side of the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Orlov.
Orlov misses with a punch to the body.
Tsuruta struggles to land a body shot inside as Orlov controls his hands.
A shot in the inside from Tsuruta.
Orlov doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Tsuruta works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Orlov working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Tsuruta is looking to control Orlov's arms but Orlov gets an underhook and turns him. Now Tsuruta has his back to the cage.
A hook to the body from Orlov.
Orlov is working Tsuruta over against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Tsuruta.
Orlov swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Orlov throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Tsurutas head.
Orlov lands a nice shot to the body.
Tsuruta blocking some punches.
Orlov has a couple of punches blocked by Tsuruta.
Stalling in the clinch from Tsuruta.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Orlov misses with the head strike.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Tsuruta.
Tsuruta gets through Orlov's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Tsuruta has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Orlov seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Tsuruta can turn it around.
Tsuruta throws a head punch that misses.
Tsuruta misses with a punch on the inside.
Tsuruta stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
A head punch on the inside from Orlov fails to land.
Tsuruta blocks a body shot from Orlov.
Orlov misses with a punch to the body.
Orlov struggles to land a body shot inside as Tsuruta controls his hands.
Tsuruta tries a body shot but Orlov blocks it.
Tsuruta lands a shoulder strike.
Tsuruta throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Orlovs head.
Tsuruta blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A body shot lands from Tsuruta.
Orlov pushes Tsuruta back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Orlov blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Tsuruta's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
Orlov lands with a left to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tsuruta lands a hook to the side of the head.
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!
Tsuruta misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Tsuruta lands a right hand.
Orlov prevents a body shot from Tsuruta.
Orlov struggles to land a body shot inside as Tsuruta controls his hands.
Orlov blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Tsuruta.
Orlov lands with a left to the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Orlov.
Tsuruta scores with a shoulder strike.
Tsuruta tries to work over Orlov's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Orlov has a couple of punches blocked by Tsuruta.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Tsuruta lands a shot to the body.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Orlov.
Tsuruta blocking some punches.
Tsuruta blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Tsuruta.
Tsuruta blocking some punches.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Orlov creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Orlov blocks a jab.
Orlov wants to land a leg kick but Tsuruta is out of range.
Tsuruta cracks Orlov with an open hand slap.
Mikhail Orlov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Tsuruta misses the jab.
Orlov throws a good cross that connects.
Orlov misses with a body shot.
Tsuruta lands with a hook. Orlov tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Tsuruta 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.
A jab lands there for Orlov.
Tsuruta avoids the body shot from Orlov.
Tsuruta looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Tsuruta throws an overhand right that lands on Orlov's shoulder, as Orlov tries to avoid the shot.
Orlov misses with a body shot.
Tsuruta swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Orlov scores with a jab to the jaw.
Orlov throws a low kick, looking for Tsuruta's leg but Tsuruta calmly moves out of range.
Tsuruta misses with a wild body shot.
Tsuruta listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Tsuruta misses with a straight left.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Orlov scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Tsuruta takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?

That's one minute gone in the round.
Orlov scores with a hook to the body. Tsuruta takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Orlov misses the shot to the body.
A swing and a miss from Tsuruta.
Orlov is looking to wear down Tsuruta with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Orlov looks to throw the jab but Tsuruta is out of range.
Tsuruta stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
A left lands for Orlov.
A big left from Orlov misses.
Orlov moves away from the strike by Tsuruta.
Tsuruta is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Orlov.
Orlov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Tsuruta.
A solid body kick from Orlov.

Tsuruta gets a clinch.
Orlov lands a body shot in the clinch.
Tsuruta blocks an uppercut.
Orlov blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Orlov scores with a shot to the side of Tsuruta's head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Tsuruta holding his opponent close, against the cage.
Tsuruta lands a body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Orlov lands a body punch in the clinch.
Tsuruta is breathing heavily.
Orlov tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Tsuruta blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Tsuruta blocks a body shot from Orlov.
Tsuruta lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Orlov.
Orlov misses with the head strike.
Tsuruta tries to throw a body punch but Orlov avoids it by throwing Tsuruta back against the cage.
Orlov lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Tsuruta backwards.
Tsuruta struggles to land a body shot inside as Orlov controls his hands.
Tsuruta fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Orlov.
Orlov throws a punch but it's blocked by Tsuruta.
Tsuruta is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Tsuruta's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
Tsuruta blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Orlov has a couple of punches blocked by Tsuruta.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Orlov lands an uppercut.
Orlov misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Tsuruta blocks a body shot from Orlov.
Tsuruta blocks an uppercut.
Tsuruta trying to stall but Orlov improves his position.
Tsuruta fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Orlov struggles to land a body shot inside as Tsuruta controls his hands.
Orlov misses with a punch on the inside.
Orlov throws a head punch that misses.
Tsuruta blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A nice right hand lands inside from Orlov.
Orlov swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Tsuruta misses with the head strike.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Orlov as Tsuruta tries to tie him up.
Orlov misses with some punches.
Tsuruta lands a left hand that snaps the head of Orlov backwards.
Tsuruta tries to throw a body punch but Orlov avoids it by throwing Tsuruta back against the cage.
Orlov working aggressively here.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Tsuruta.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tsuruta blocking some punches.
Orlov blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Tsuruta is working Orlov over against the cage.
Tsuruta misses with a punch on the inside.
A right handed body shot lands from Orlov.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Orlov has a couple of punches blocked by Tsuruta.
Orlov working aggressively here.
Orlov misses with a punch on the inside.
Tsuruta swings wildly with an uppercut but Orlov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Orlov misses with a hook to the ribs.
Tsuruta stalling.
Tsuruta lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Orlov backwards.
Tsuruta blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Tsuruta prevents a body shot from Orlov.
Tsuruta misses with a punch to the body.
Orlov misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Mikhail Orlov has scored more points in the clinch so far.
A nice left hand lands by Orlov.
Orlov throws a punch but it's blocked by Tsuruta.
Orlov misses with a body punch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Mikhail Orlov dominated that second 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. So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.


Tsuruta takes a swing at Orlov's ribcage but misses.
Orlov wants to land a leg kick but Tsuruta is out of range.
Orlov connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Orlov is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Tsuruta can do to turn this around?
Orlov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Tsuruta.
Tsuruta scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Tsuruta stuns Orlov with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Tsuruta just misses with a punch to the body.
Orlov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Orlov throws a big shot that misses.
A big left from Tsuruta misses.
Orlov 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.
Tsuruta swings and misses with a hook to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Orlov connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Orlov throws a hook to the side of Tsuruta's head but Tsuruta sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Tsuruta appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Tsuruta connects with a nice looking jab.
Orlov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Tsuruta moves away.
Tsuruta waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Orlov.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Orlov throws the kick towards the body but Tsuruta avoids it.
Mikhail Orlov is winning the standup battle so far.
Tsuruta throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Orlov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Tsuruta moves away.

Orlov drives through and clinches with Tsuruta against the cage.
Orlov lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Tsuruta misses with a hook from the clinch.
Orlov misses with a hook from the clinch.
Orlov lands with a right to the head.
Tsuruta lands a hook that snaps the head of Orlov backwards.
Orlov working aggressively here.
Orlov throws a punch but it's blocked by Tsuruta.
Tsuruta working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Orlov working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Orlov blocking some punches.
Orlov working aggressively here.
Tsuruta misses with a short punch on the inside.
Orlov takes a shot to the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Tsuruta swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Orlov has a couple of punches blocked by Tsuruta.
Tsuruta is working Orlov over against the cage.
Orlov blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Orlov can't find room to land a body shot as Tsuruta controls the action.
A head punch on the inside from Orlov fails to land.
Orlov misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Tsuruta lands an uppercut.
Tsuruta swings wildly with an uppercut but Orlov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Still in the clinch, Tsuruta scores with a nice short uppercut.
Tsuruta lands a left hand that snaps the head of Orlov backwards.
Orlov blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Orlov tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Tsuruta blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Tsuruta lands an uppercut.
Orlov misses with a punch on the inside.
Tsuruta misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Tsuruta lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Orlov throws a punch but it's blocked by Tsuruta.
Tomomi Tsuruta has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Orlov doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Tsuruta is trying to stall.
Orlov lands with a right to the head.
Tsuruta can't find room to land a body shot as Orlov controls the action.
Orlov is leaning against Tsuruta and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Orlov lands with a left to the head.
Tsuruta is trying to stall.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Tsuruta.
A short uppercut from Orlov.
Orlov misses with a punch on the inside.
Tsuruta working aggressively here.
Tsuruta misses with a punch on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Tsuruta fails to land.
Tsuruta tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Orlov's elbow.
A short uppercut from Orlov.
Tsuruta misses with a hook from the clinch.
Orlov tries a body shot but Tsuruta blocks it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
A head punch on the inside from Orlov fails to land.
Orlov working aggressively here.
Tsuruta looking to stall.
A left hand lands to the body for Tsuruta.
Tsuruta prevents a body shot from Orlov.
Tsuruta throws a punch but it's blocked by Orlov.
Tsuruta throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Tsuruta lands with a right to the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A short right from Tsuruta on the inside.
Orlov takes a shot to the head.
Tsuruta blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Tsuruta holding his opponent close, against the cage.
A short right from Tsuruta on the inside.
Tsuruta lands a nice shot to the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Tomomi Tsuruta.
Well Orlov has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Aleksandr Martynov scores the fight 29:28
Judge Fedor Mirinova scores the fight 29:28
Judge Aleksei Zolotukhin scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Mikhail Orlov!
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Event: ABW 108 Scrotum - Uesugi II     
Date:   Feb 22, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Hairy Scrotum (ranked 302 p4p, 46 weight class) and Kagekatsu Uesugi (ranked 785 p4p, 109 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

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177 lbs
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23
174 lbs
7 - 1 - 0
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Hairy Scrotum!
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, Kagekatsu Uesugi!
The judges for this bout are Arvi Lind, Roosa Järviläinen and Marco Blurström.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Uesugi takes the fight into the clinch.
Uesugi is pushing Scrotum up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Uesugi goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Uesugi swings wildly with an uppercut but Scrotum uses good head movement to avoid it.
Scrotum blocks an uppercut.
Scrotum working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Uesugi tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Scrotum tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Scrotum lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Scrotum lands with a short shot to the head.
I was talking to Scrotum's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Uesugi is struggling to control the position.
Uesugi blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Uesugi has a couple of punches blocked by Scrotum.
Scrotum lands a shoulder strike.
Scrotum tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Uesugi's elbow.
Scrotum has a couple of punches blocked by Uesugi.
Uesugi misses with the head strike.
Scrotum swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Uesugi cracks Scrotum with a nice body shot.
Scrotum misses with some punches.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Scrotum fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Uesugi has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Scrotum seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Uesugi can turn it around.
Scrotum can't find room to land a body shot as Uesugi controls the action.
Scrotum misses with some punches.
Scrotum blocks an uppercut.
Scrotum is leaning against Uesugi and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
A nice left hand lands by Uesugi.
A short right from Scrotum.
Uesugi blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Uesugi lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Uesugi misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Uesugi dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Scrotum misses with some punches.
Uesugi makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Uesugi looking to slow down the pace here.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Scrotum.
Uesugi can't find room to land a body shot as Scrotum controls the action.
Scrotum misses with a hook from the clinch.
Scrotum fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Uesugi throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Scrotums head.
A short left from Uesugi.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Scrotum tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Scrotum swings wildly with an uppercut but Uesugi uses good head movement to avoid it.
Scrotum softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Scrotum's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Uesugi is working Scrotum over against the cage.
Uesugi trying to stall but Scrotum improves his position.
Scrotum throws a punch but it's blocked by Uesugi.
Scrotum blocks a body shot from Uesugi.
Scrotum works on Uesugi's body with a couple of short punches.
Uesugi presses Scrotum against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Scrotum working aggressively here.
Scrotum throws a punch but it's blocked by Uesugi.
Scrotum swings wildly with an uppercut but Uesugi uses good head movement to avoid it.
Scrotum misses with a hook from the clinch.
A short right from Uesugi.
Scrotum tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Scrotum fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Scrotum.
Scrotum prevents a body shot from Uesugi.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Uesugi lands a right hand.
Uesugi displaying some good clinch control by pressing Scrotum up against the cage.
Scrotum swings wildly with an uppercut but Uesugi uses good head movement to avoid it.
Uesugi tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Scrotum blocking some punches.
Scrotum struggles to land a body shot inside as Uesugi controls his hands.
Uesugi misses with a short punch on the inside.
Uesugi has a couple of punches blocked by Scrotum.
Scrotum can't find room to land a body shot as Uesugi controls the action.
Uesugi taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
Uesugi lands with a short shot to the head.
Scrotum being controlled against the cage.
Scrotum swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A short left from Uesugi.
Uesugi softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Uesugi lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Uesugi stalling the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Uesugi swings wildly with an uppercut but Scrotum uses good head movement to avoid it.
Uesugi blocks an uppercut.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Scrotum lands a nice uppercut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Scrotum takes a shot to the head.
Uesugi misses with a body punch.
A right hand to the body from Uesugi.
Uesugi lands a nice uppercut.
Uesugi tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Uesugi misses with a body punch.
Scrotum blocks a body shot from Uesugi.
Uesugi blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Uesugi is trying to stall.
Still in the clinch, Uesugi scores with a nice short uppercut.
Uesugi lands a left hand.
Uesugi taking a breather.
Uesugi fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Scrotum fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Uesugi tries to throw a body punch but Scrotum avoids it by throwing Uesugi back against the cage.
Uesugi tries to stall but Scrotum uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Scrotum misses with the head strike.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Scrotum defending well as Uesugi loads up on a big left hand.
Uesugi jabs Scrotum right on the nose. Scrotum blinks but takes it well.
Scrotum getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
A big left from Scrotum misses.
Uesugi walks into a straight right hand from Scrotum.
Scrotum tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Uesugi was well out of range. Poor timing from Scrotum.
Scrotum throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Scrotum throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Uesugi connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Scrotum misses with a hook.
Uesugi looks like he wants to counter punch here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Scrotum looks to land a left hand but Uesugi moved out of range nicely.
Uesugi throws a body shot but no joy.
Uesugi misses with a wild body shot.
Scrotum is looking to counter punch.
Scrotum misses with a hook. Uesugi ducked under it nicely.
Uesugi's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Scrotum connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Uesugi scrambles back to his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Uesugi waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Scrotum.
The fighters circle momentarily. Uesugi darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Scrotum 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.
Scrotum missing with a left hand there. Uesugi was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A jab from Scrotum misses.
Scrotum throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Scrotum blocks a jab.
The fighters circling - Scrotum throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Scrotum with a jab.
Scrotum throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Scrotum sets himself, and Uesugi steps forward looking for the clinch! Scrotum avoids it this time.

Scrotum moves into the clinch successfully.
A nice right hand lands inside from Uesugi.
Uesugi tries to throw a body punch but Scrotum avoids it by throwing Uesugi back against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Uesugi lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Scrotum.
Scrotum being controlled against the cage.
Uesugi blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Scrotum softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Uesugi lands a body shot in the clinch.
Uesugi slowing the pace effectively.
Uesugi works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Scrotum misses with some punches.
Scrotum fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Uesugi lands a hook to the side of the head.
Scrotum misses with the head strike.
Uesugi taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
Kagekatsu Uesugi seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Uesugi lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Scrotum pushes Uesugi back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Uesugi struggles to land a body shot inside as Scrotum controls his hands.
A right hand to the body from Uesugi.
Uesugi tries to work over Scrotum's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A short right from Uesugi on the inside.
Uesugi has a couple of punches blocked by Scrotum.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Uesugi softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Scrotum misses with some punches.
Scrotum misses with some punches.
Scrotum scores with a shoulder strike.
Scrotum throws a head punch that misses.
Scrotum misses with some punches.
Uesugi struggles to land a body shot inside as Scrotum controls his hands.
Uesugi is trying to stall.
Scrotum tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Uesugi's elbow.
Uesugi taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
Uesugi tries to stall but Scrotum uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Scrotum doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Uesugi scores with a shot to the side of Scrotum's head.
A short right from Scrotum.
Scrotum blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Scrotum lands a nice shot to the body.
Scrotum fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Scrotum swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Scrotum lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Nice body punch from Scrotum - that landed with a thud.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Scrotum pushes Uesugi back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Uesugi is breathing heavily.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A head punch on the inside from Scrotum fails to land.
A head punch on the inside from Uesugi fails to land.
A short left from Scrotum.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Uesugi.
Uesugi blocking some punches.
Uesugi blocks a body shot from Scrotum.
Uesugi doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Uesugi pressing his opponent against the cage.
Scrotum misses with a short punch on the inside.
Scrotum misses with a hook from the clinch.
Scrotum lands a hook that snaps the head of Uesugi backwards.
Uesugi blocking some punches.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Scrotum tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Scrotum working aggressively here.
Scrotum blocks a body shot from Uesugi.
Uesugi blocking some punches.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hairy Scrotum dominated that second round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Uesugi lands a nice looking body shot.
Uesugi lands with a hook. Scrotum tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Uesugi misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Scrotum.
Scrotum fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Uesugi manages to avoid it.
Scrotum throws out a loose jab but Uesugi uses good head movement to avoid it.
Uesugi swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Scrotum dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Uesugi swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Scrotum throws a right and a left that both miss.
Uesugi connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Scrotum swings for the body but Uesugi moves out of range.
Uesugi throws an overhand right that lands on Scrotum's shoulder, as Scrotum tries to avoid the shot.
Uesugi throws a looping overhand right but Scrotum ducks down to avoid it.
Uesugi moves out of range of the strikes.
Uesugi looks like he wants to counter punch here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Scrotum throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Scrotum avoids the body shot from Uesugi.
Nice uppercut there from Scrotum.
Uesugi tries to close the distance and clinch but Scrotum swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Scrotum jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Scrotum throws the left hand but Uesugi avoids the punch easily.
Uesugi ducks under a wild hook from Scrotum.
Scrotum misses with an uppercut
and Uesugi counters with a stiff right hand.
Scrotum throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Uesugi avoids the body shot from Scrotum.
Uesugi defending well as Scrotum loads up on a big left hand.
Scrotum throws out a token jab with nothing on it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Uesugi slips a jab from Scrotum.
Uesugi steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Scrotum.
Uesugi misses with a straight left.
Scrotum misses with a lunging right hand
and Uesugi counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Uesugi lands with a good body shot.
Uesugi moves away from the strike by Scrotum.
Uesugi slips a jab from Scrotum.
Uesugi doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Scrotum connects with a crisp jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Uesugi steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Scrotum.
Uesugi wants to counter the offense by Scrotum and move into the clinch position.

Uesugi gets a clinch.
Uesugi scores with a shoulder strike.
Uesugi tries to stall but Scrotum uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Uesugi's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Scrotum throws a head punch that misses.
Uesugi lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Scrotum backwards.
A nice left hand lands by Scrotum.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Scrotum lands with a light punch inside.
Scrotum misses with a hook from the clinch.
Uesugi lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Uesugi misses with a punch on the inside.
Uesugi will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Scrotum up against the cage.
Scrotum has a couple of punches blocked by Uesugi.
Uesugi tries to work over Scrotum's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Scrotum lands an uppercut.
Uesugi blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Uesugi blocking some punches.
Uesugi working aggressively here.
Scrotum blocks an uppercut.
Uesugi trying to stall but Scrotum improves his position.
Scrotum misses with some punches.
A short right from Scrotum.
Uesugi misses with the head strike.
Uesugi working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Uesugi blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Uesugi misses with a punch on the inside.
Scrotum misses with the head strike.
Uesugi blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Uesugi misses with the head strike.
Scrotum prevents a body shot from Uesugi.
Scrotum throws a punch but it's blocked by Uesugi.
Uesugi prevents a body shot from Scrotum.
Uesugi scores with a shoulder strike.
Scrotum blocks a body shot from Uesugi.
A hook to the body from Uesugi.
Uesugi throws a punch but it's blocked by Scrotum.
Scrotum swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Scrotum scores with a shot to the side of Uesugi's head.
Uesugi lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Scrotum swings wildly with an uppercut but Uesugi uses good head movement to avoid it.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Scrotum.
Uesugi is stalling here.
Scrotum throws a punch but it's blocked by Uesugi.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Hairy Scrotum did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.



Scrotum has taken the fight to the clinch.
Scrotum working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Uesugi has a couple of punches blocked by Scrotum.
Uesugi tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Scrotum swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Uesugi stalling.
Uesugi blocking some punches.
Uesugi misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Scrotum throws a punch but it's blocked by Uesugi.
Uesugi blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Scrotum doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Uesugi blocking some punches.
Uesugi misses with a punch to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Uesugi misses with some punches.
Uesugi blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Uesugi tries to throw a body punch but Scrotum avoids it by throwing Uesugi back against the cage.
Uesugi tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Scrotum's elbow.
Scrotum working aggressively here.
Scrotum misses with a hook to the ribs.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Uesugi lands an uppercut.
A right hand to the body from Scrotum.
Uesugi is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Scrotum lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Scrotum goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Uesugi.
Scrotum swings wildly with an uppercut but Uesugi uses good head movement to avoid it.
Uesugi has a couple of punches blocked by Scrotum.
Scrotum working aggressively here.
Scrotum scores with a nice hook to the head.
Uesugi lands a left hand that snaps the head of Scrotum backwards.
Scrotum misses with a hook from the clinch.
Scrotum blocking some punches.
Scrotum swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Scrotum lands with a short shot to the head.
A short right from Scrotum.
Uesugi working aggressively here.
Uesugi displaying some good clinch control by pressing Scrotum up against the cage.
Scrotum lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Uesugi lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Uesugi lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Uesugi.
A nice left hand lands by Uesugi.
Uesugi stalling the fight.
Scrotum misses with some punches.
Uesugi effectively controlling the action here.
Scrotum swings wildly with an uppercut but Uesugi uses good head movement to avoid it.
Uesugi slowing the pace effectively.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Uesugi.
Scrotum gets through Uesugi's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Uesugi misses with a hook to the ribs.
A short right from Scrotum on the inside.
Scrotum swings wildly with an uppercut but Uesugi uses good head movement to avoid it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Scrotum.
Scrotum tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Uesugi's elbow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A nice right hand lands inside from Scrotum.
Uesugi lands a hook to the side of the head.
Scrotum prevents a body shot from Uesugi.
Scrotum misses with a hook to the ribs.
Scrotum tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A head punch on the inside from Scrotum fails to land.
Uesugi goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A short right from Scrotum.
Scrotum misses with a punch to the body.
Scrotum stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Uesugi.
Uesugi is looking to control Scrotum's arms but Scrotum gets an underhook and turns him. Now Uesugi has his back to the cage.
Scrotum swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Scrotum blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
A nice right hand lands inside from Scrotum.
Scrotum lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Uesugi backwards.
Scrotum throws a head punch that misses.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Scrotum.
Uesugi tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Scrotum's elbow.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A nice left hand lands by Scrotum.
Uesugi blocking some punches.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Scrotum fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Scrotum 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.
Scrotum misses with a short punch on the inside.
Uesugi stalling in the clinch but Scrotum improves position.
Scrotum lands a left hand.
Scrotum has a couple of punches blocked by Uesugi.
Scrotum swings wildly with an uppercut but Uesugi uses good head movement to avoid it.
Uesugi lands a left hand.
Scrotum doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Scrotum throws a punch but it's blocked by Uesugi.
Uesugi throws a head punch that misses.
Scrotum lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Scrotum lands with a light punch inside.
Uesugi gets through Scrotum's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Scrotum misses with the head strike.
Uesugi throws a punch but it's blocked by Scrotum.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hairy Scrotum had his way with Kagekatsu Uesugi in 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. This is the final round!


Uesugi takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Uesugi ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Uesugi takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Uesugi ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Uesugi throws out a loose jab but Scrotum uses good head movement to avoid it.
Uesugi connects with a body shot that sends Scrotum's belly button to the back.
Uesugi moves out of range of the strikes.
Scrotum has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Uesugi finds it's way round the side to connect with Scrotum's head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The fighters circling - Uesugi throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Scrotum misses with a hook. Uesugi ducked under it nicely.
Uesugi wants to counter the offense by Scrotum and move into the clinch position.
Scrotum moves away from the strike by Uesugi.
Uesugi fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice jab there from Scrotum.
Uesugi uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Scrotum.
Uesugi tries to counter with a clinch but Scrotum shakes him off and moves away.
Scrotum misses with a hook.
Scrotum connects with a jab.
Scrotum misses with a looping left.
Hairy Scrotum is winning the standup battle so far.
Scrotum throws a right and a left that Uesugi avoids nicely.
Uesugi moves out of range of the strikes.
Scrotum throws a right hand that misses
and Uesugi connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Uesugi walks into a straight right hand from Scrotum.
Scrotum works Uesugi's body with a nice hook.
Scrotum throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Nice shot lands for Uesugi.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A swing and a miss from Scrotum.
Uesugi fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Scrotum looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Scrotum looks to score with a jab to the body but Uesugi is just out of range.
Scrotum throws an off balance right hand
and Uesugi counters with a nice body shot.
Uesugi ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Scrotum moves away.
Uesugi with a jab.
Uesugi takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Uesugi moves out of range of the strikes.
Scrotum pushing out the jab but it's not landing.

Scrotum instigates a clinch.
Uesugi lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Scrotum goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Uesugi misses with a punch on the inside.
Kagekatsu Uesugi has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Uesugi doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Scrotum misses with a body punch.
Scrotum lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Scrotum swings wildly with an uppercut but Uesugi uses good head movement to avoid it.
Scrotum blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Scrotum misses with some punches.
Scrotum tries to throw a body punch but Uesugi avoids it by throwing Scrotum back against the cage.
Scrotum misses with a punch on the inside.
Hairy Scrotum is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Uesugi swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Scrotum fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Uesugi misses with a punch on the inside.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Uesugi.
Scrotum throws a head punch that misses.
Scrotum lands a hook to the side of the head.
Uesugi lands a left hand.
Uesugi is leaning against Scrotum and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Scrotum blocks a body shot from Uesugi.
Scrotum working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Uesugi prevents a body shot from Scrotum.
Scrotum working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Scrotum misses with the head strike.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Uesugi misses with a punch on the inside.
Scrotum working aggressively here.
Scrotum misses with a punch on the inside.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Scrotum working aggressively here.
Scrotum blocks a body shot from Uesugi.
A hook to the body from Uesugi.
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.
Uesugi misses with a hook from the clinch.
Scrotum blocking some punches.
The referee calls for Uesugi to work.
Scrotum misses with some punches.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Hairy Scrotum.
Well Scrotum has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Arvi Lind scores the fight 49:46
Judge Roosa Järviläinen scores the fight 47:48
Judge Marco Blurström scores the fight 49:46

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Hairy Scrotum!

Hairy Scrotum retains his welterweight title!
Hairy Scrotum very nearly forgot to thank Green Machine Nutritional Supplements amongst all the excitement of his win but just as the interview came to a close, he screamed their name. Hopefully he'll get a few nice freebies in the mail as a thank you.
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Event: ABW 107 Mumba - Uzo     
Date:   Feb 20, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Conrad Calacon (ranked 1372 p4p, 180 weight class) and Yoshi Fujiwara (ranked 1378 p4p, 183 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

185 cm
22
188 lbs
7 - 2 - 0
184 cm
22
185 lbs
6 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Granite chin

Bullet Proof System
Dauntless

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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 7 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Conrad Calacon!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Yoshi Fujiwara!
The judges for this bout are Ben Zyskovitsi, Arvi Lind and Anni Minnemäki.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Calacon lands a nice hook to Fujiwara's body. Fujiwara takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Fujiwara lands a nice looking body shot.
Fujiwara lands with a cross.
Calacon looks to score with a jab to the body but Fujiwara is just out of range.
Fujiwara swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Fujiwara on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Calacon throws an overhand right that lands on Fujiwara's shoulder, as Fujiwara tries to avoid the shot.
Fujiwara feints the counter takedown.
Fujiwara throws a lazy right hand but Calacon sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Calacon misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Fujiwara.
Fujiwara throws a body shot but no joy.
Fujiwara gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Calacon looks to land a left hand but Fujiwara moved out of range nicely.
Fujiwara dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Calacon closes the distance looking to clinch

and Fujiwara counters with a shoot takedown. Calacon fights it but they end up in guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Fujiwara makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fujiwara working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Calacon's head.
Fujiwara postures up in Calacon's guard and throws a big left but Calacon blocks it.
Fujiwara missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Fujiwara is looking to work some ground and pound but Calacon has wrist control.
Fujiwara throws an elbow that misses. Calacon uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Fujiwara's guard. Nice move by Calacon!

Fujiwara tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Connects with an elbow from the bottom, proving to the judges that he's still active off his back.
Calacon looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Fujiwara trying to keep a closed guard but Calacon is proving a slippery customer.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Calacon trying to control but Fujiwara is working from the bottom.
Calacon stopping the sweep attempt from Fujiwara.
Fujiwara is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Fujiwara 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.
Fujiwara not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Calacon looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.
Calacon gets full guard.
Fujiwara throwing strikes but missing.
Calacon keeping moving, preventing Fujiwara from controlling successfully.
Calacon is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.


That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fujiwara has a hand on Calacon's thigh, trying to get back to full guard. Calacon takes advantage of the position though and mounts him!
Calacon can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Fujiwara is looking to escape.
Fujiwara is looking to improve his position but Calacon isn't that keen on the idea.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fujiwara is still trying to improve position.
Calacon controlling from mount.
Fujiwara tries to reverse the position but Calacon maintains control.
Calacon tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Fujiwara bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!
Fujiwara throwing strikes from guard but Calacon blocks nicely.
Calacon utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Fujiwara wants to control from the top but Calacon keeps moving.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Yoshi Fujiwara 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.


Calacon pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Conrad Calacon seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Calacon stuns Fujiwara with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Fujiwara circles away from the clinch attempt.
Fujiwara throws a jab but it's blocked by Calacon.
Calacon throwing a counter right hand but Fujiwara manages to avoid it.
Calacon walks into a left hand.
Fujiwara works the jab nicely.
Calacon looks to score with a jab to the body but Fujiwara is just out of range.
Fujiwara throws out a counter right but Calacon avoids it with no problem.
Calacon connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Calacon misses the shot to the body.
Calacon misses with a lunging right hand
and Fujiwara cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The fighters circle momentarily. Calacon darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Calacon rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Fujiwara counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Calacon thinking.
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!
Calacon misses the shot to the body.
Fujiwara tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Fujiwara uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Calacon.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fujiwara lands with a shot to the body.
Calacon misses the shot to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Calacon. Fujiwara does a little dance to reset his feet.
Calacon throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Fujiwara sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Fujiwara fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Calacon leaves Fujiwara with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Conrad Calacon is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Calacon lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Fujiwara at a distance.
Fujiwara shoots in for a takedown but Calacon shows good takedown defense.
Conrad Calacon has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Yoshi Fujiwara.

Calacon rushes Fujiwara and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Fujiwara is trying to push Calacon away but Calacon has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fujiwara is trying to break free.
Calacon misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Fujiwara is trying to push Calacon away but Calacon has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Fujiwara is trying to break the clinch but Calacon has him pressed against the cage.
Calacon misses with the head strike.
Calacon digs a right hand into Fujiwara's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Fujiwara's gas tank.
Fujiwara is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Calacon stops a takedown attempt from Fujiwara.

Fujiwara manages to break the clinch.
A decent looking cross lands there for Calacon.
Fujiwara dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Calacon misses with a shot to the body

and Fujiwara counters with a nice double leg into guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Calacon not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Fujiwara working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fujiwara makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Calacon looking to hit a scissor sweep but Fujiwara is one step ahead there.
Fujiwara in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Fujiwara throws a big elbow that misses.
Fujiwara working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Fujiwara works over Calacon with some ground and pound from guard.
Fujiwara missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Calacon keeping moving, preventing Fujiwara from controlling successfully.
Fujiwara has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Fujiwara throwing strikes from guard but Calacon blocks nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fujiwara is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Fujiwara throwing strikes from guard but Calacon blocks nicely.
Fujiwara wants to control from the top but Calacon keeps moving.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Fujiwara loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Calacon keeping moving, preventing Fujiwara from controlling successfully.
The referee wants the fighters to be more active or he's going to reset them on the feet.
Fujiwara postures up in Calacon's guard and throws a big left but Calacon blocks it.
Fujiwara is looking to work some ground and pound but Calacon has wrist control.
Fujiwara throwing strikes from guard but Calacon blocks nicely.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Yoshi Fujiwara will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Calacon's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Calacon takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Fujiwara moves away from the strike by Calacon.
Fujiwara looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Fujiwara lands a nice looking body shot.
Calacon tries to clinch there but Fujiwara circles away.
Fujiwara looks for a takedown but Calacon sprawls well.
Nice jab there from Fujiwara.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Calacon throws a hook but Fujiwara avoids it easily.

Calacon moves into the clinch successfully.
Calacon gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Fujiwara.
Fujiwara tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Calacon.
Fujiwara looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Fujiwara is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Calacon pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Conrad Calacon has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Yoshi Fujiwara.
Fujiwara can't break the clinch.
Calacon misses with a punch on the inside.
Fujiwara pressing his opponent against the cage.
Fujiwara looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Fujiwara looking to stall.
Fujiwara's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Conrad Calacon has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Calacon keeps control of Fujiwara as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Fujiwara tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Calacon's elbow.
Calacon keeps control of Fujiwara as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Fujiwara can't break the clinch.
Calacon lands with a left to the head.
Calacon misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A short left from Calacon.
Calacon prevents Fujiwara from breaking the clinch.
Fujiwara looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Fujiwara looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Calacon tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Fujiwara's elbow.
Calacon lands a shot to the body.
Calacon tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Fujiwara wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fujiwara is looking to control Calacon's arms but Calacon gets an underhook and turns him. Now Fujiwara has his back to the cage.
Calacon throws a head punch that misses.
A shot in the inside from Calacon.
Calacon throws a head punch that misses.
Fujiwara tries to break the clinch but Calacon is controlling the position.
Fujiwara tries to circle away but Calacon has him pinned against the cage.
Calacon prevents Fujiwara from breaking the clinch.

Fujiwara manages to break the clinch.
Fujiwara just misses with a punch to the body.
The fighters circling - Calacon throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Fujiwara cracks a nice hook into Calacon's ribs.
Calacon wants to clinch up but Fujiwara keeps it at a distance.
Fujiwara looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Fujiwara lands a jab to Calacon's midsection.
Yoshi Fujiwara 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.
Calacon tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Fujiwara paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Fujiwara throws out a counter right but Calacon avoids it with no problem.
A big left from Calacon misses.
Calacon closes the distance looking to clinch

and Fujiwara counters with a nice double leg into side control. Calacon won't be happy with that.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Calacon is not content to let Fujiwara control the position.
Calacon tries to buck Fujiwara off but Fujiwara is having none of it.
Fujiwara is maintaining the dominant position - no doubt Calacon will start to get frustrated soon if he's not already.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Fujiwara is looking to take a break and control but Calacon is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Fujiwara advances nicely into full mount.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Conrad Calacon.
I think Fujiwara 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 Ben Zyskovitsi scores the fight 28:29
Judge Arvi Lind scores the fight 29:29
Judge Anni Minnemäki scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Yoshi Fujiwara!
S C
A
G S C
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
41%

 

Event: Brawl on the Beach     
Date:   Feb 17, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Danny Shelby (ranked 6306 p4p, 534 weight class) and Hiroshi Kawanabe (ranked 6253 p4p, 532 weight class). We have two fighters making their debuts here, so let's see who comes out of this one with their first professional victory.

171 cm
25
168 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
172 cm
25
145 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
BJJ White Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
BJJ Blue Belt
Basic striking
Inexperienced

Taps On The Island

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Danny Shelby!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Hiroshi Kawanabe!
The judges for this bout are Bart Greer, Sandra Marshall and Daniel Franklin.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Shelby connects with a body shot that sends Kawanabe's belly button to the back.

Kawanabe clinches with his opponent.
Shelby throws a punch but it's blocked by Kawanabe.
A right hand to the body from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kawanabe lands a hook that snaps the head of Shelby backwards.
Kawanabe throws a head punch that misses.
Kawanabe tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Shelby's elbow.
Kawanabe swings wildly with an uppercut but Shelby uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kawanabe doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kawanabe.
Kawanabe is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Shelby blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kawanabe has a couple of punches blocked by Shelby.
Kawanabe throws a punch but it's blocked by Shelby.
Shelby lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Shelby takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
A left hand lands to the body for Kawanabe.
A right handed body shot lands from Shelby.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kawanabe tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Shelby's elbow.
Shelby lands a hook to the side of the head.
Shelby lands with a left to the head.

Shelby's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Hiroshi Kawanabe seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kawanabe doesn't manage to clinch there - Shelby circles away.
Shelby connects with the punch.
Kawanabe needs to keep his hands up - Shelby had a free shot at his head there.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Kawanabe content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Shelby lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Shelby lands a shoulder strike.
Shelby lands with a right to the head.
Kawanabe lands an uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A head punch on the inside from Kawanabe fails to land.
Kawanabe working aggressively here.
Shelby stalling the fight.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Shelby.
Shelby pushes Kawanabe back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.

Shelby breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Shelby circles away from the clinch attempt
and Shelby counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kawanabe doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Shelby lands a nice looking body shot.
Kawanabe uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Shelby.
Decent striking displayed by Shelby there.
Shelby throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kawanabe tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.

Kawanabe moves into range and clinches up with Shelby.
Shelby taking a breather.
Kawanabe working aggressively here.
Kawanabe throws a head punch that misses.
Kawanabe is trying to stall.
Kawanabe doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Kawanabe tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kawanabe will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Shelby up against the cage.
Kawanabe swings away with an uppercut that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Shelby's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
The fight stays on the outside here - Kawanabe looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
It looked like Shelby was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Kawanabe.
Shelby throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Kawanabe stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Shelby is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Kawanabe.
Shelby misses with a looping right.
Kawanabe fails with an attempt to clinch.
Kawanabe tries to close the distance and clinch up but Shelby swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Kawanabe tries to clinch there but Shelby circles away.
Kawanabe tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Kawanabe uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Shelby.

Kawanabe clinches up with Shelby and pushes him back against the cage.

Shelby escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Kawanabe moves in looking to clinch but Shelby pushes him off.
Kawanabe fails with an attempt to clinch.
The fight stays on the outside here - Kawanabe looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
A quick step to the side and Shelby tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Shelby loads up on a big right hand but Kawanabe slips the punch.
Kawanabe tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Shelby manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kawanabe tries to clinch up but Shelby circles away and keeps his distance.
Shelby sizes up Kawanabe with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.

Shelby gets tackled into the cage by Kawanabe. Kawanabe maintains the clinch.
Kawanabe tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Kawanabe lands with a light punch 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!
Shelby makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Shelby is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Kawanabe struggles to land a body shot inside as Shelby controls his hands.
Kawanabe misses with a punch to the body.

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

Kawanabe rushes Shelby and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Shelby scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Kawanabe takes a shot to the head.
A short uppercut from Shelby.
A shot in the inside from Shelby.

Shelby breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Kawanabe tries to clinch but Shelby moves out of range.
Kawanabe tries to clinch there but Shelby circles away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Shelby just misses with a punch to the body.
Kawanabe tries to close the distance and clinch but Shelby swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Kawanabe tries to clinch but Shelby moves out of range.
Kawanabe tries to clinch up but Shelby circles away and keeps his distance.
Kawanabe tries to clinch up
and Shelby counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Danny Shelby is winning the standup battle so far.
Shelby scores with a nice right hand.

Kawanabe rushes Shelby and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Kawanabe blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kawanabe swings wildly with an uppercut but Shelby uses good head movement to avoid it.
A right handed body shot lands from Kawanabe.
Shelby looking to stall.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Shelby.
Kawanabe letting Shelby take a breather here.
Kawanabe scores with a shot to the side of Shelby's head.
Kawanabe lands a right hand.
Kawanabe misses with a punch to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kawanabe fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Kawanabe can't find room to land a body shot as Shelby controls the action.
A head punch on the inside from Kawanabe fails to land.
Kawanabe scores with a nice hook to the head.
Kawanabe lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

Shelby's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Kawanabe is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Shelby connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Shelby tests Kawanabe's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Shelby misses with a hook.
Shelby slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Kawanabe tries to clinch up but Shelby circles away and keeps his distance.

Kawanabe clinches up against the cage.
Kawanabe scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Kawanabe lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Shelby wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
A battle for position here, against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Good body shot from Shelby.
Kawanabe working aggressively here.
Kawanabe lands a body shot in the clinch.
Kawanabe misses with a punch to the body.
Shelby blocking some punches.
Shelby controlling the action here for a moment.
Kawanabe misses with a short punch on the inside.
Kawanabe has a couple of punches blocked by Shelby.
Kawanabe lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Kawanabe lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Kawanabe goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Kawanabe is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Shelby is keeping busy.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Kawanabe as Shelby tries to tie him up.
Kawanabe trying to control the position but instead, Shelby has worked for underhooks and has pushed Kawanabe into the cage.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Shelby throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Kawanabe on the side of the head.
Shelby keeps the fight on the outside.
Kawanabe tries to clinch but Shelby is having none of it.
It looked like Shelby wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Kawanabe tries to close the distance and clinch up but Shelby swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Shelby misses with a looping right.
Kawanabe tries to clinch up but Shelby circles away and keeps his distance.
Shelby scores with a jab to the head.
Shelby circles away from the clinch attempt.
Shelby lands with a cross.
Shelby is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Kawanabe can do to turn this around?
Kawanabe fails in his attempt to clinch.
Kawanabe fails in his attempt to clinch.
Kawanabe is looking to take this fight into the clinch.

Kawanabe forces Shelby back against the cage and clinches.
A short body shot lands from Shelby as the two fighters clinch.
Kawanabe misses with a punch on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kawanabe has Shelby pressed against the cage, preventing Shelby from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Shelby lands a body punch.
Kawanabe is breathing heavily.
Shelby lands a hook to the side of the head.
Still in the clinch, Shelby scores with a nice short uppercut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Shelby blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Shelby blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kawanabe tries to work over Shelby's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Shelby lands a left hand that snaps the head of Kawanabe backwards.
Kawanabe misses with a body punch.
Kawanabe has a couple of punches blocked by Shelby.

Shelby breaks the clinch.
Shelby with a jab.
Shelby misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe tries to clinch up.
Shelby thuds a left hand into Kawanabe's body.
Shelby with a hook.

Kawanabe has closed the distance and engaged Shelby in a clinch.

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

Kawanabe clinches with his opponent.
Kawanabe swings away with an uppercut that misses.
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 Danny Shelby will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Shelby lands a body shot.
Kawanabe uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Shelby.
Kawanabe tries to close the distance and clinch up but Shelby swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Shelby lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Kawanabe is looking to clinch but Shelby is avoiding it.
Shelby scores with a jab.
The fight stays on the outside here - Kawanabe looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Shelby wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Kawanabe moves out of range as Shelby strikes.
Kawanabe moves in looking to clinch but Shelby pushes him off.
Shelby seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Shelby misses with a straight right.
Kawanabe wants to clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shelby looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Shelby swings for the body but Kawanabe moves out of range.
Kawanabe is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Kawanabe tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A left lands for Shelby.
Kawanabe tries to close the distance and clinch up but Shelby swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Kawanabe moves in looking to clinch but Shelby pushes him off.
Shelby keeps the fight on the outside.
Shelby circles away from the clinch attempt
letting Shelby counter with a right hand.
Shelby avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Kawanabe tries to close the distance and clinch but Shelby swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Kawanabe on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Shelby avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Kawanabe fails with an attempt to clinch.
Kawanabe wants to clinch up but Shelby keeps it at a distance.
Kawanabe keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Shelby.
Kawanabe tries to counter with a clinch but Shelby shakes him off and moves away.

Kawanabe has Shelby up against the cage in a clinch.
Kawanabe working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Shelby lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Kawanabe or not.
Shelby lands a body punch.
Kawanabe takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Shelby blocks a body shot from Kawanabe.
Hiroshi Kawanabe has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Kawanabe stalling in the clinch but Shelby improves position.
Shelby lands a right hand that snaps the head of Kawanabe backwards.
Hiroshi Kawanabe seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Shelby takes a shot to the head.
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 short right from Kawanabe on the inside.
Kawanabe misses with a punch on the inside.

Shelby breaks the clinch.
Kawanabe tries to clinch but Shelby moves out of range.
Shelby avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Shelby scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Kawanabe tries to clinch but Shelby moves away
and Shelby counters with a stiff right hand.
Shelby throws a right hand that Kawanabe ducks under and follows up with a left that Kawanabe also avoids with ease.
Shelby misses with a looping left.
Kawanabe moves in looking to clinch but Shelby pushes him off.
Kawanabe wants to clinch up but Shelby keeps it at a distance.
Shelby wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Shelby throws a looping overhand right but Kawanabe ducks down to avoid it.
Shelby bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kawanabe tries to clinch up.
Shelby scores with a three punch combo!

Shelby takes the fight into the clinch.
Kawanabe has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.

Shelby's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Shelby bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Shelby jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Shelby dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Shelby fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.

Kawanabe rushes Shelby and presses him up against the cage.
Kawanabe tries to work over Shelby's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Kawanabe misses with a punch on the inside.
Kawanabe scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Shelby swings away with an uppercut that misses.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kawanabe goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
Kawanabe doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kawanabe tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Shelby's elbow.
Shelby throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Kawanabes head.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Shelby.
Kawanabe tries to throw a body punch but Shelby avoids it by throwing Kawanabe back against the cage.
Shelby working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Kawanabe misses with a hook from the clinch.

Shelby breaks the clinch.
Shelby with a hook.
Kawanabe tries to clinch up but Shelby circles away and keeps his distance.

Kawanabe instigates a clinch.
Shelby lands a right hand that snaps the head of Kawanabe backwards.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Shelby creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Shelby tries to circle away but Kawanabe has him pinned against the cage.
Shelby trying to stall but Kawanabe improves his position.
Kawanabe tries to throw a body punch but Shelby avoids it by throwing Kawanabe back against the cage.
Shelby stalling in the clinch but Kawanabe improves position.
Danny Shelby is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Kawanabe tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Shelby's elbow.
Shelby wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Kawanabe has him pressed against the cage.

And that's the end of the fight!
Danny Shelby showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Shelby, 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 Bart Greer scores the fight 29:28
Judge Sandra Marshall scores the fight 30:27
Judge Daniel Franklin scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Danny Shelby!
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
68%

 

Event: AFA 7 - Sanada vs Trujillo     
Date:   Feb 10, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Masa Sanada (ranked 132 p4p, 16 weight class) and Dominic Trujillo (ranked 925 p4p, 133 weight class). I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!

180 cm
24
174 lbs
10 - 0 - 0
175 cm
25
174 lbs
8 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Masa Sanada!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Dominic Trujillo!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, Chris Edwards and James Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sanada throws a body punch but Trujillo moves out of range.
Trujillo with the counter takedown but Sanada avoids it easily.
Sanada throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Sanada tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Trujillo was well out of range. Poor timing from Sanada.
Trujillo punishes Sanada's body with a nice straight punch.
Sanada throws a hook but Trujillo avoids it easily.
Trujillo looks to score with a jab to the body but Sanada is just out of range.
Sanada tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Trujillo was well out of range. Poor timing from Sanada.
Trujillo bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A looping hook to the body misses from Sanada. Trujillo does a little dance to reset his feet.
Trujillo changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sanada scores with a punch to the head.
Trujillo shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Sanada as he jumps to the side.
A left lands for Trujillo.
Trujillo has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Trujillo throws a jab but it's blocked by Sanada.
Trujillo changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Sanada tries to avoid it but Trujillo manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Sanada to the ground. Sanada escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Sanada misses the shot to the body.
Sanada looks to land a right hand but Trujillo moved out of range.
Trujillo feints the counter takedown.
Sanada ducks under a wild hook from Trujillo.
Sanada looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Trujillo keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Sanada takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Sanada lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Sanada just misses with a punch to the body.
Trujillo connects with an inside leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sanada dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
A telegraphed right hand from Sanada misses the target.
Trujillo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sanada.
Sanada ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Trujillo moves away.
Trujillo changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Sanada misses with an uppercut.
Sanada is looking to wear down Trujillo with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Trujillo displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Sanada throws out the jab.
Trujillo displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Sanada throws out the jab.
A slow jab from Trujillo misses its intended target.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Nice shot by Sanada.
Sanada waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Trujillo.
Masa Sanada seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Sanada digs a good hook to Trujillo's body.
Trujillo connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sanada stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Sanada wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Sanada misses with an uppercut.
Trujillo gets cracked there but stands up to it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Sanada. Trujillo does a little dance to reset his feet.
Trujillo throws a sloppy body shot
and Trujillo takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Trujillo connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Sanada throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Sanada throws a big shot that misses.
Trujillo throws an off balance right hand
enabling Sanada to counter with a crisp jab.
Sanada 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 four 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!
A big right from Sanada misses.
Sanada throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Trujillo sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Trujillo is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
A looping hook to the body misses from Trujillo. Sanada does a little dance to reset his feet.
Sanada was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Trujillo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sanada.
Sanada lands a jab to Trujillo's midsection.
Sanada fails with an attempt to clinch.
Masa Sanada is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Sanada swings widly with a right hand

and Trujillo decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Sanada's guard.
Sanada is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Trujillo missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Masa Sanada dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Sanada takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Sanada closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Trujillo takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Sanada looks to throw the jab but Trujillo is out of range.
Trujillo throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Sanada sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Sanada's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Trujillo connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Sanada scrambles back to his feet.
Sanada lands a right hook to the body.
Sanada lands a right hook to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sanada dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Sanada is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Trujillo can do to turn this around?
Sanada moves out of range of the body kick.
Sanada lunges at Trujillo with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Trujillo's hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Sanada fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Trujillo manages to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sanada digs a good hook to Trujillo's body.
Sanada lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Sanada misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Trujillo.
Trujillo uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Sanada.
A slow jab from Trujillo misses its intended target.
Sanada loads up on a big right hand but Trujillo slips the punch.
Jab by Trujillo.
Trujillo lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Sanada throws a jab but it's blocked by Trujillo.
Sanada scores with a hook.
Sanada needs to keep his hands up - Trujillo had a free shot at his head there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sanada lands an overhand right.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Trujillo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sanada.
Sanada connects with a nice looking jab.

Trujillo drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.

Sanada throws his opponent off and manages to get back to his feet! Nicely done!
Trujillo cracks Sanada with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Trujillo lands a jab.
Sanada misses with a body shot.
Sanada scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The fighters circling - Trujillo throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Trujillo keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Trujillo catches Sanada with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Sanada throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
And Trujillo tries to counter it with a takedown but Sanada pushes his down on his head and steps out.
A jab from Sanada misses.
Sanada looks to land a combination but Trujillo avoids it well.
Trujillo scoring well with a low kick there.
Trujillo misses the shot to the body.
Sanada throwing a counter right hand but Trujillo manages to avoid it.
Sanada swings for the body but Trujillo moves out of range.
Trujillo keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Sanada throws a shot to the body.
Masa Sanada is winning the standup battle so far.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Trujillo staying out of range there.
Sanada avoids the body shot from Trujillo.
Sanada throws a hook but Trujillo blocks it.
Trujillo misses with a straight left.
Trujillo misses the body punch
and Sanada counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Sanada misses with a straight left.
Trujillo cracks a nice hook into Sanada's ribs.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Trujillo tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Sanada was well out of range. Poor timing from Trujillo.
Trujillo 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.
Sanada missing with a left hand there. Trujillo was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Trujillo drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Sanada defends it well.
Sanada throws a jab when Trujillo was well out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Trujillo lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Sanada throws a hook but Trujillo avoids it easily.

Sanada closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Trujillo creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Trujillo tries to throw a body punch but Sanada avoids it by throwing Trujillo back against the cage.

Trujillo wants the takedown. Sanada is fighting it off but Trujillo persists and manages to bring the fight to the ground, ending up in Sanada's guard against the cage.
Sanada wants to stand up but Trujillo is controlling him.
Sanada pulls Trujillo in close to prevent any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Trujillo throws a big right hand that misses.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Sanada holds on and takes a little breather.
Sanada trying to control the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sanada is pulling down on Trujillo's head. It's preventing any offense from Trujillo, at least for the moment.
Trujillo postures up.
Sanada looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Sanada walks into a straight right hand from Trujillo.
Sanada takes a swing at Trujillo's ribcage but misses.
Sanada pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Trujillo feints the counter takedown.

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.
Trujillo misses the shot to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Sanada. Trujillo does a little dance to reset his feet.
Sanada throws a jab when Trujillo was well out of range.
Trujillo scores with a jab to the jaw.
Sanada misses with a straight right.
Trujillo slips a jab from Sanada.
Trujillo is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Sanada avoids a punch combination nicely.
Sanada is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Trujillo.
Trujillo swats away the attempt to clinch by Sanada.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Trujillo. Sanada does a little dance to reset his feet.
Sanada misses with a body shot.
Sanada misses with an uppercut. Trujillo saw that one coming.
Trujillo drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Sanada defends it well.
Sanada throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Sanada throws a looping overhand right but Trujillo ducks down to avoid it.
Dominic Trujillo has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Trujillo takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Sanada throws a hook to the side of Trujillo's head but Trujillo sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Sanada pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Sanada misses with a looping right.
A big right from Sanada misses.
Trujillo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sanada.
Masa Sanada is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Trujillo throws an overhand right that lands on Sanada's shoulder, as Sanada tries to avoid the shot.
Trujillo goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
It looked like Sanada was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Trujillo.
Donk. Sanada catches Trujillo right on the button with a cross.
Sanada scores with a nice right hand.
Trujillo misses with a looping right.
Trujillo steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Sanada.
Sanada just misses with a punch to the body.
Trujillo throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Sanada sees it coming and avoids it easily.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Trujillo on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
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 slips a jab from Trujillo.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Masa Sanada.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Sanada, 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 Chris Edwards scores the fight 30:27
Judge James Glass scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Masa Sanada!
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G S C
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
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A | B
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FIGHT
RATING
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