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Event: C29: Sanada vs Gracie     
Date:   Oct 21, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Masa Sanada (ranked 291 p4p, 46 weight class) and Royce Gracie (ranked 894 p4p, 146 weight class). Gracie has chosen Jiu Jitsu by Smoke Serpent as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

180 cm
23
174 lbs
8 - 0 - 0
185 cm
21
179 lbs
11 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Powerful takedowns
Counter fighter
Powerful

Urban Fighter

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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 8 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 11 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Royce Gracie!
The judges for this bout are Patrick Alders, Paulsen Ambrosius and Albert Achterberg.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gracie tries to score a power double leg takedown but Sanada sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Gracie somewhat.
Gracie shoots in for a takedown but Sanada shows good takedown defense.
Sanada takes a swing at Gracie's ribcage but misses.
We've been told by Sanada's head coaches at Rings Russia that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Nice sprawl there from Sanada as Gracie shoots in.
Masa Sanada has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Royce Gracie.
Sanada connects with a good right hand that stumbles Gracie. Gracie circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Sanada scores with a jab to the body.
Sanada fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gracie shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Sanada as he jumps to the side.
Gracie misses with a takedown
and Sanada counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Masa Sanada is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gracie fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Sanada connects with a body shot.
A jab lands there for Sanada.

Gracie shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Sanada manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.

Gracie is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Sanada seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gracie throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Gracie being controlled here momentarily.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Sanada lands with an uppercut that bounces Gracie off the cage and back into range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gracie fails with the takedown.

Gracie dives in and scores a takedown into Sanada's guard.

Sanada is scooting his butt against the cage and has managed to get back to his feet. Gracie presses him back against the cage, presumably looking to take the fight back to the mat.
Sanada lands a left hand that snaps the head of Gracie backwards.
Sanada stops a takedown attempt from Gracie.
Sanada gets underhooks to prevent Gracie's takedown attempt.
Sanada is working Gracie over against the cage.
Sanada has Gracie pressed against the cage.
Sanada lands with a right to the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Sanada lands a shot to the body.

Gracie breaks from the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A left lands for Sanada.
Sanada bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.

Gracie is rocked!
Sanada circles away before darting back in with a big straight right hand. It connects beautifully and sends Gracie tumbling to the canvas! He's out cold! Sanada wins by KO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:17 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Masa Sanada!
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Event: Angry Birds War 73     
Date:   Oct 19, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Liu Bei (ranked 3642 p4p, 412 weight class) and Yoshi Fujiwara (ranked 2630 p4p, 320 weight class). Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!

182 cm
20
185 lbs
7 - 3 - 0
184 cm
20
185 lbs
4 - 0 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Great elbows
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Liu Bei!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Yoshi Fujiwara!
The judges for this bout are Roosa Järviläinen, Anni Minnemäki and Johanna Lukiainen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bei tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Fujiwara paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Bei tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Fujiwara counters with a straight right hand.
Fujiwara looks to land a combination but Bei avoids it well.
Bei is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Bei doesn't manage to clinch there - Fujiwara circles away.
Fujiwara is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Nice takedown defense from Bei. No joy for Fujiwara on that attempt.

Bei gets a clinch.
A short right from Bei.
Bei tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Fujiwara avoids it.
Bei lands a shot to the body.
Fujiwara blocks a body shot from Bei.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bei misses with a hook from the clinch.
Fujiwara on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Bei lands an elbow just above Fujiwara 's eye.
Bei tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

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

Fujiwara drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fujiwara throws a strike but Bei rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.


Fujiwara looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Bei wants to control from the top but Fujiwara keeps moving.
Bei showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
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.

Bei is looking to escape.
Fujiwara throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Fujiwara trying to pass the guard but Bei defending well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bei avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Fujiwara.

Fujiwara is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Bei is just riding it out for now. Fujiwara eventually gives up the hold.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Bei gets back to full guard.
Fujiwara forces his way into half guard.
Fujiwara thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Bei's head.
Fujiwara landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bei is trying to stand back up but Fujiwara is controlling him
Fujiwara throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Fujiwara trying to control the action but Bei is working from the bottom.
Fujiwara throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Fujiwara thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Bei keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Bei on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Fujiwara passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Bei!
Fujiwara avoids the attempt from Bei to control.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Bei manages to regain half guard whilst avoiding the strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fujiwara is looking to advance position but Bei won't allow it.
Fujiwara throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Bei to regain full guard.
Fujiwara throws a big elbow that misses.
Fujiwara lands a couple of elbows.
Bei avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Bei keeping moving, preventing Fujiwara from controlling successfully.
Fujiwara working some strikes from top position.
Bei can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Fujiwara controls the pace.
Fujiwara loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Fujiwara is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Yoshi Fujiwara dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Bei wants to clinch.
Bei tries to clinch there but Fujiwara circles away.
Bei tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Fujiwara manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Bei is looking to clinch.
Fujiwara keeps the fight on the outside.
We've been told by Bei's head coaches at FIERCE {{$500/wk}} that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
The fight stays on the outside here - Bei looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Fujiwara scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Bei doesn't seem bothered though.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bei tries to clinch but Fujiwara moves away
and Fujiwara counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Fujiwara connects with the punch.
Bei wants to clinch
and Fujiwara counters with a right hand to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fujiwara swats away the attempt to clinch by Bei.
Fujiwara throws a shot from downtown. Bei moves away and avoids it.
Fujiwara misses with a looping right.
Bei appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Bei tries to clinch up but Fujiwara circles away and keeps his distance.
Fujiwara changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Bei tries to clinch up.
Bei doesn't manage to clinch there - Fujiwara circles away.
Fujiwara has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Bei misses with a head kick.
Fujiwara is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Bei wants to clinch
and Fujiwara counters with a right hand to the body.
Liu Bei is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Fujiwara avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Bei keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Fujiwara.
Fujiwara has a takedown stuffed.
Yoshi Fujiwara seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Bei tries to close the distance and clinch but Fujiwara swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Fujiwara let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Bei closes the distance and clinches.
Bei keeps control of Fujiwara as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Bei lands a left hand.
Bei misses with an elbow strike.

Fujiwara manages to break the clinch.
Bei pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Fujiwara feints the counter takedown.
Bei is looking to clinch.
Bei tries to clinch but Fujiwara moves out of range.
Fujiwara circles away from the clinch attempt.
The fight stays on the outside here - Bei looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
The fighters circle momentarily. Fujiwara darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
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!
Bei throws a push kick but Fujiwara slaps the foot to one side.
Fujiwara throws out a counter right but Bei avoids it with no problem.
Bei throws a right and a left that both miss.
Liu Bei is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fujiwara lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Fujiwara lands with a good body shot.
Bei fails with an attempt to clinch.
Fujiwara scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Bei throws a wild body kick that Fujiwara sees coming a mile off.
Fujiwara is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Bei.
Bei appears to be looking for a counter takedown.

Bei drives through and clinches with Fujiwara against the cage.
Bei tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Fujiwara prevents a body shot from Bei.
Bei goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Fujiwara blocking some punches.
Fujiwara blocking some punches.
Good body shot from Bei.
Bei lands an uppercut.

Fujiwara breaks from the clinch.
Bei misses with a series of wild punches.
Fujiwara feints the counter takedown.
Liu Bei seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fujiwara avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Fujiwara keeps the fight on the outside.
Bei tries to clinch but Fujiwara is having none of it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Bei tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Fujiwara manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Bei moves in looking to clinch but Fujiwara pushes him off.

Fujiwara bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
Bei is not content to let Fujiwara control the position.
Bei is trying to control Fujiwara's posture but Fujiwara avoids it.
Fujiwara wants to control but Bei is keeping him busy.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Yoshi Fujiwara showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Back to the action! And we move into the final round!


Bei wants to clinch up but Fujiwara keeps it at a distance.

Bei moves into the clinch.
Bei tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Fujiwara avoids it.
Fujiwara is trying to break free.
Bei works on Fujiwara's body with a couple of short punches.
Fujiwara blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Fujiwara is trying to force a seperation but Bei has the dominant position.
Bei working aggressively here.

Fujiwara tightens his grip and picks Bei up, before dumping him to the ground. Bei manages to land in guard.

Bei kicks Fujiwara off and gets to his feet.
Fujiwara scores with a jab to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bei tries to clinch there but Fujiwara circles away.
Fujiwara is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Bei tries to clinch up but Fujiwara circles away and keeps his distance.
Bei steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Fujiwara.
Bei falls off balance throwing a combination
and Fujiwara counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bei fails in his attempt to clinch.
Bei throws a leg kick but Fujiwara sees it coming and moves out of range.
Bei displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Fujiwara throws out the jab.

Bei rushes Fujiwara and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.

Fujiwara breaks the clinch.
Bei wants to clinch.
Fujiwara tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Fujiwara avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Fujiwara avoids the clinch attempt nicely.

Bei clinches with his opponent.

Fujiwara pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Bei tries to bum rush Fujiwara with a series of wild strikes but Fujiwara uses good footwork to avoid the assault.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fujiwara avoids the clinch attempt nicely.

Bei darts in and clinches Fujiwara up against the cage.
Fujiwara has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Bei seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Fujiwara can turn it around.
Bei with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Bei misses with a hook from the clinch.
Fujiwara blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.

Fujiwara's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Fujiwara throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.

It looks like Liu Bei has been cut.
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!
Bei slaps away a takedown attempt from Fujiwara, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Fujiwara swats away the attempt to clinch by Bei.
Bei tries to clinch but Fujiwara moves out of range.
Bei throws a head kick that misses.
Bei tries to clinch but Fujiwara is having none of it.
Bei tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Fujiwara manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fujiwara throws a body shot but no joy.
Bei wants to clinch up but Fujiwara keeps it at a distance.
Bei is looking to clinch.
Fujiwara keeps the fight on the outside.
Fujiwara moves out of range as Bei strikes.
Fujiwara now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Nice defenses there by Bei.
Bei closes the distance but Fujiwara moves to the side
and Fujiwara counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
The fight stays on the outside here - Bei looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Bei wants to clinch up but Fujiwara keeps it at a distance.
Fujiwara avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
And Fujiwara tries to counter it with a takedown but Bei pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Bei misses with an uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bei moves in looking to clinch but Fujiwara pushes him off.
Bei fails in his attempt to clinch.
Bei is looking to clinch.
Fujiwara throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Fujiwara misses with a looping right.
Bei is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Bei tries to clinch but Fujiwara is having none of it.
Fujiwara with the counter takedown but Bei avoids it easily.
Bei tries to clinch there but Fujiwara circles away.
Bei tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Bei moves in looking to clinch but Fujiwara pushes him off.
Bei tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Fujiwara counters with a straight right hand.

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

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Yoshi Fujiwara!
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RATING
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Event: ABW 72 Scrotum - Uesugi     
Date:   Oct 17, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Hairy Scrotum (ranked 950 p4p, 153 weight class) and Kagekatsu Uesugi (ranked 1952 p4p, 290 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

185 cm
21
177 lbs
6 - 0 - 0
182 cm
21
174 lbs
4 - 0 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent MT
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 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 4 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kagekatsu Uesugi!
The judges for this bout are Roosa Järviläinen, Tarja Halkonen and Marco Blurström.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Uesugi takes a swing at Scrotum's ribcage but misses.
Scrotum tries to clinch but Uesugi moves out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Uesugi! But no joy.
Uesugi has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Scrotum is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Scrotum jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Uesugi throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Scrotum stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Scrotum.
Scrotum uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Uesugi.
Uesugi needs to keep his hands up - Scrotum had a free shot at his head there.
Scrotum is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Uesugi uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Scrotum.
A swing and a miss from Scrotum.
Uesugi swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Scrotum misses with an uppercut. Uesugi saw that one coming.
Uesugi looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Scrotum ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Scrotum missing with a left hand there. Uesugi was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A little jabbing left from Uesugi on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Uesugi misses with a hook

and Scrotum counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
A head punch on the inside from Scrotum fails to land.

Uesugi pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Hairy Scrotum seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Scrotum moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Uesugi moves away from the strike by Scrotum.
Uesugi looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Uesugi lands with a right hand.
Uesugi connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Scrotum momentarily.
A looping hook to the body misses from Uesugi. Scrotum does a little dance to reset his feet.
Uesugi throws a big shot that misses.
Uesugi lands a right hook to the body.
Uesugi connects with a jab.
A jab from Scrotum finds it's way through Uesugi's defenses.
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!
Scrotum tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Uesugi was well out of range. Poor timing from Scrotum.
Uesugi looks like he wants to counter punch here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Scrotum uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Uesugi.
Uesugi throws a body punch but Scrotum moves out of range.
Scrotum takes one on the button.
Uesugi lands a nice shot to the body.
Scrotum tries to clinch up but Uesugi circles away and keeps his distance.
Uesugi cracks Scrotum with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Uesugi connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Uesugi walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Uesugi throws a hook to the side of Scrotum's head but Scrotum sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Uesugi lands with an uppercut that bounces Scrotum off the cage and back into range.
Scrotum throws an overhand right that lands on Uesugi's shoulder, as Uesugi tries to avoid the shot.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Uesugi wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Scrotum misses with a punch on the inside.
Scrotum prevents Uesugi from breaking the clinch.
Uesugi tries to circle away but Scrotum has him pinned against the cage.
Scrotum working aggressively here.
Uesugi blocking some punches.
Uesugi has Scrotum pressed against the cage.
Scrotum prevents Uesugi from breaking the clinch.

Uesugi's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Scrotum lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Scrotum with a hook.
Uesugi takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Scrotum is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Uesugi slips under a jab from Scrotum.
Uesugi displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Scrotum throws out the jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Scrotum cracks Uesugi with a good jab.
A swing and a miss from Scrotum.
Scrotum is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Uesugi throws a jab but it's blocked by Scrotum.
Uesugi slips a jab from Scrotum.
A decent looking cross lands there for Scrotum.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Uesugi throws a good cross that connects.
Uesugi takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Scrotum misses with a hook.
Uesugi slips under a jab from Scrotum.
Scrotum thows a left - swing and a miss!
Uesugi appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Scrotum misses with a looping right.
Uesugi moves out of range of the strikes.
Scrotum throws the left hand but Uesugi avoids the punch easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Scrotum lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Uesugi fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Scrotum looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Uesugi gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Scrotum throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Uesugi on the side of the head.
Scrotum throws a shot to the body.
Scrotum blocks a jab.
Scrotum throwing a counter right hand but Uesugi manages to avoid it.
Scrotum tries to close the distance and clinch but Uesugi swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Scrotum misses with a straight right.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Scrotum throws a lazy right hand but Uesugi sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
A countering left hand to the body from Uesugi misses.
Uesugi throws a lazy uppercut
and Scrotum counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Uesugi ducks under a wild hook from Scrotum.
Scrotum darts in and out, connecting with a jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Scrotum throws a body punch but Uesugi moves out of range.
Scrotum closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Uesugi fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Scrotum on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Scrotum throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Uesugi counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Uesugi throws a hook to the side of Scrotum's head but Scrotum sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Scrotum cracks Uesugi with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Uesugi misses the shot to the body.
Scrotum scores with a nice head shot.
Scrotum is looking to clinch.
Hairy Scrotum is winning the standup battle so far.
Scrotum keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Scrotum tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Uesugi paws at him with a jab and circles away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Scrotum stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nice shot by Uesugi.
Some wild striking there from Uesugi.
The fight stays on the outside here - Scrotum looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Uesugi throws a shot from downtown. Scrotum moves away and avoids it.
Jab from Scrotum.
Scrotum connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Uesugi momentarily.
Uesugi keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Scrotum.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Uesugi! But no joy.
Scrotum is looking to clinch.
A countering left hand to the body from Uesugi misses.
Uesugi avoids a punch combination nicely.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Uesugi! But no joy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Uesugi throws a body punch but Scrotum moves out of range.
Scrotum is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Uesugi can do to turn this around?
Scrotum changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Scrotum dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Scrotum lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
A jab lands there for Uesugi.
Scrotum just misses with a punch to the body.
Uesugi takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Scrotum misses with an uppercut
letting Uesugi counter with a right hand.
Scrotum fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Uesugi has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Scrotum lands a jab to Uesugi's midsection.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Scrotum tries to close the distance and clinch but Uesugi swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Scrotum waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Uesugi.
Uesugi throws out a counter right but Scrotum avoids it with no problem.
Scrotum moves out of range as Uesugi strikes.
Scrotum fails in his attempt to clinch.
Uesugi lands a jab to Scrotum's midsection.
Scrotum moves in looking to clinch but Uesugi pushes him off.
Scrotum misses with a left hand
and Uesugi counters with a lovely straight right hand!
A telegraphed right hand from Scrotum misses the target.
Uesugi unleashes a big counter combination but Scrotum bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Scrotum tries to close the distance and clinch up but Uesugi swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Uesugi fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Scrotum lands a nice shot that snaps Uesugi's head back.
Scrotum swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Scrotum lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Uesugi scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
A looping hook to the body misses from Scrotum. Uesugi does a little dance to reset his feet.
A little jabbing left from Uesugi on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
We've been told by Scrotum's head coaches at Zero Tolerance that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Scrotum slips a jab and a cross from Uesugi.
Uesugi throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Uesugi throws out a loose jab but Scrotum uses good head movement to avoid it.
Scrotum fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Uesugi on the side of the head.
Scrotum throws a jab when Uesugi was well out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Scrotum tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Uesugi was well out of range. Poor timing from Scrotum.
A cross from Uesugi lands.
Scrotum throws a jab when Uesugi was well out of range.
A telegraphed right hand from Scrotum misses the target.
A nice side step and Uesugi releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Scrotum throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Uesugi! But no joy.
Scrotum throws out a loose jab but Uesugi uses good head movement to avoid it.
Scrotum misses with a looping left.
Scrotum throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Scrotum throws a big shot that misses.
It seemed like Uesugi was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Uesugi lands with an overhand left.
Uesugi slips a jab from Scrotum.
Uesugi loads up on a big right hand but Scrotum slips the punch.
Uesugi looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Scrotum swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Uesugi throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Uesugi moves out of range as Scrotum strikes.
Uesugi looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Uesugi misses with a body shot.
Scrotum is looking to counter the offense by Uesugi and move into the clinch.
Scrotum walks into a jab.

The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Scrotum clinches.
Uesugi is trying to break the clinch but Scrotum is controlling him.
A short right from Scrotum on the inside.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Scrotum working aggressively here.
Scrotum swings away with an uppercut that misses.

Uesugi breaks the clinch.
Scrotum throws the left hand but Uesugi avoids the punch easily.
Scrotum walks into a straight right hand from Uesugi.
Scrotum is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Uesugi.
Uesugi misses with a body shot
and Scrotum counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Scrotum with a body punch. A glancing blow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Scrotum darts in and clinches Uesugi up against the cage.

Uesugi pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
A left lands for Scrotum.
Scrotum digs a good body shot into Uesugi's ribs.
Uesugi ducks under a wild hook from Scrotum.
Scrotum ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Uesugi moves away.
Uesugi throws out a loose jab but Scrotum uses good head movement to avoid it.
Uesugi misses with a hook
and Scrotum cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Uesugi scores with a body shot.
Scrotum looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Uesugi uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Scrotum.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Scrotum wants to clinch up but Uesugi keeps it at a distance.
Uesugi swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Uesugi is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Scrotum scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Uesugi doesn't seem bothered though.
Uesugi changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Uesugi takes one to the chin there.
Uesugi takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Scrotum works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Uesugi uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Scrotum.
Scrotum connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Uesugi's hands.
Uesugi avoids the body shot from Scrotum.
Scrotum lands a right hook to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hairy Scrotum clearly takes that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


A looping hook to the body misses from Scrotum. Uesugi does a little dance to reset his feet.
Scrotum throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Uesugi throws an ugly left hook that misses
enabling Scrotum to counter with a crisp jab.
Scrotum misses with a straight left.
Scrotum throws a lazy uppercut
and Uesugi counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Uesugi throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Scrotum tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Uesugi was well out of range. Poor timing from Scrotum.
A left lands for Scrotum.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Scrotum throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Uesugi lands the left hand.
Scrotum getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Uesugi is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Scrotum.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Scrotum misses the shot to the body.
Uesugi misses with a lunging right hand
and Scrotum counters with a nice uppercut.
Uesugi takes a jab right on the kisser.

Uesugi is rocked!
Scrotum lands with a right hand.
Uesugi is still on wobbly legs! Can Scrotum finish him?
Uesugi avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Uesugi keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Uesugi seems to have recovered his senses.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Scrotum lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Uesugi blocks a punch to the side of the head.

Uesugi manages to break the clinch.
Scrotum misses with a straight left.
A nice side step and Uesugi releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Scrotum scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Uesugi thuds a left hand into Scrotum's body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A jab lands there for Scrotum.
Uesugi steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Scrotum.
Uesugi jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Scrotum throws a right hand that misses
and Uesugi counters with a nice uppercut.
Uesugi uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Scrotum.
Uesugi cracks Scrotum with a good jab.
Uesugi misses with an uppercut. Scrotum saw that one coming.
Scrotum walks into a jab.
Uesugi misses with an uppercut
and Scrotum counters with a stiff right hand.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Uesugi throws a shot from downtown. Scrotum moves away and avoids it.
Scrotum misses with a hook to the body
and Uesugi counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Uesugi blocks a jab.
It seemed like Uesugi was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Uesugi throws an overhand right that lands on Scrotum's shoulder, as Scrotum tries to avoid the shot.
Scrotum is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Uesugi.
Uesugi rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Scrotum counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Scrotum slips under a jab.
Scrotum scores with the left hand. Uesugi knows he should have avoided that one.
Scrotum misses with a straight right.
Uesugi throws a hook but Scrotum blocks it.
Uesugi drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Scrotum walks forward and throws a big overhand right! Uesugi drops to the floor like a sack of potatoes! Scrotum swarms on him with more punches until the referee wrestles him away from Uesugi's unconscious body! Wow, that was brutal!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:11 of round 4, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Hairy Scrotum!
Hairy Scrotum retains his welterweight title!
An out of breath and clearly excited Hairy Scrotum thanked Vikai Gear for their help and support (and free stuff they sent him).
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Event: AD492: BPS     
Date:   Oct 15, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Kotetsu Yamamoto (ranked 98 p4p, 12 weight class) and Sergey Panikov (ranked 229 p4p, 28 weight class). Panikov has chosen Fighters as his entrance music. This should be a great matchup!

168 cm
27
149 lbs
19 - 5 - 1
160 cm
37
145 lbs
31 - 15 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kotetsu Yamamoto!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Sergey Panikov!
The judges for this bout are Robert Douchet, Alec Ball and Elvis Blanc.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Yamamoto shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Panikov as he avoids it easily.
Panikov thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Yamamoto if he has to take too many more of those.
A left lands for Yamamoto.
A cross from Panikov lands.
Panikov has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Yamamoto uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Panikov.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Panikov.
Yamamoto looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Panikov misses with a body shot.
Yamamoto's jab looks to have found its range, popping Panikov under the eye.
Yamamoto looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Panikov is fending him off so far but Yamamoto persists. Nope, Panikov circles away and we're back to standing.
Yamamoto scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Yamamoto feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Panikovs jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Yamamoto shoots for a takedown but Panikov saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Kotetsu Yamamoto. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Panikov lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Panikov lands with an overhand left.
Yamamoto takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.

Yamamoto is rocked!
Yamamoto cracks a nice hook into Panikov's ribs.
Oh Yamamoto is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Panikov lands with an overhand left.
Panikov throws a jab but it's blocked by Yamamoto.
Yamamoto ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Panikov misses with a straight left.
Yamamoto changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yamamoto bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Yamamoto looks for a takedown but Panikov sprawls well.
Panikov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Yamamoto was well out of range. Poor timing from Panikov.
Yamamoto seems to have got his legs back now.

Panikov cracks Yamamoto with a big right hand that sends him to the floor! Yamamoto looks wobbly but he's sprung back up to his feet straight away… can Panikov finish him?
Panikov misses with a looping left.
Panikov cracks Yamamoto on the jaw with a powerful right hand and Yamamoto falls backwards against the cage. Panikov follows up with more strikes that drop Yamamoto to his knees. Panikov keeps the pressure on and the referee jumps in to save Yamamoto! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:27 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Sergey Panikov!
Sergey Panikov took some time post fight to say the following; 'You lose to slow learner with little skill, how you feel? I smoke cigarettes, 40 a day, and eat pizza.'.
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Event: ABW 70 Space - Rodgers     
Date:   Oct 10, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Joseph OByrne (ranked 3686 p4p, 340 weight class) and Toshi Hijikata (ranked 3255 p4p, 301 weight class). Toshi Hijikata is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

175 cm
21
160 lbs
2 - 1 - 0
178 cm
21
159 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Joseph OByrne!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Toshi Hijikata!
The judges for this bout are Anni Minnemäki, Tarja Halkonen and Ben Zyskovitsi.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hijikata dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
An inside leg kick lands from Hijikata.
Hijikata is looking to slow OByrne down with leg kicks.
Hijikata walks into a left hand.
OByrne avoids the body shot from Hijikata.
Hijikata moves out of range of the body kick from OByrne.
OByrne backing away here, and Hijikata unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
OByrne throws a leg kick but Hijikata checks it.
Hijikata tries a quick counter leg kick but OByrne is wise to it.
OByrne throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hijikata swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hijikata takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hijikata. OByrne does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hijikata throws an ugly left hook that misses
and OByrne counters with a thumping low kick.
OByrne pushes Hijikata away with a front kick.

OByrne moves into range and clinches up with Hijikata.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
OByrne lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Hijikata.
Hijikata working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A hook to the body from OByrne.
Hijikata tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hijikata.

That's one minute gone in the round.
OByrne lands a body shot in the clinch.
OByrne works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
OByrne lands a left hand.
Hijikata looking to stall.

Hijikata breaks the clinch.
OByrne staying out of range there.
Hijikata takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Hijikata has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from OByrne.
Toshi Hijikata seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Hijikata shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
As Hijikata backs away, OByrne returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Hijikata throws a predictable looking body shot
and OByrne cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
OByrne throws a chopping leg kick but Hijikata manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
OByrne lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.

OByrne gets in close and instigates a clinch.
A right hook to the body lands for OByrne.
OByrne has Hijikata pressed against the cage, preventing Hijikata from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Hijikata wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but OByrne has him pressed against the cage.
Nice body punch from OByrne - that landed with a thud.
Hijikata looks winded!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hijikata is trying to break free.
OByrne lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Hijikata has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.

OByrne manages to break the clinch.
OByrne blocks the body kick.
OByrne throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hijikata is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down OByrne rather than just go for the knockout.
OByrne throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Hijikata.

It looks like Toshi Hijikata has been cut.
OByrne connects with a solid leg kick.
Hijikata pivots, looking for a leg kick but OByrne is out of range and Hijikata settles back down.
OByrne attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
OByrne looks to land a body kick but Hijikata moved away.
Hijikata steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from OByrne. That one must have hurt.
OByrne lands a front kick.
OByrne looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Hijikata fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt OByrne.
Hijikata takes a body punch but keeps moving.
OByrne connects with a leg kick. Hijikata looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
A punch combination from Hijikata misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Good leg kick by Hijikata there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
OByrne will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Hijikata turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Hijikata throws a chopping leg kick but OByrne manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
OByrne dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Hijikata. That did some damage!
Hijikata misses the shot to the body.
OByrne swings for the body but Hijikata moves out of range.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! OByrne crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Hijikata - the referee stops the clock and OByrne gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Hijikata. OByrne manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Hijikata.
Hijikata on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
OByrne scores with a push kick.
Hijikata looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Some bone on bone action there as Hijikata checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
OByrne connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
OByrne's jab looks to have found its range, popping Hijikata under the eye.
OByrne fails in his attempt to clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
That kick from Hijikata tenderised OByrne's leg. OByrne is trying to keep his angry face on.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hijikata misses with a head kick.
Hijikata takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
OByrne works Hijikata's body with a nice hook.
OByrne moves out of range of the body kick.
OByrne moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Good work by OByrne as he checks the leg kick.
Hijikata misses with a leg kick.
Hijikata moves away from the strike by OByrne.
Hijikata takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Hijikata throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
OByrne lands a nice hook to Hijikata's body. Hijikata takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Hijikata has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from OByrne.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hijikata. OByrne does a little dance to reset his feet.
OByrne scores with a shot to the body.
Hijikata throws a leg kick
and OByrne counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
OByrne scoring well with a low kick there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


OByrne looks to land a body kick but Hijikata moved away.
A chopping leg kick lands by Hijikata.
OByrne throws a solid leg kick but Hijikata takes the impact on his shin and smiles at OByrne.
Hijikata throws a leg kick
and OByrne counters with a nice uppercut.
Hijikata fakes high and swings low for a body shot but OByrne manages to avoid it.
Hijikata feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to OByrne's calf.
OByrne lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
OByrne takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
OByrne takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
OByrne takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Hijikata lands a nice looking body kick.
OByrne stuns Hijikata with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
OByrne lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Hijikata at a distance.
Hijikata checks a leg kick.
OByrne throws a body kick that misses.
Hijikata throws a sloppy head kick and OByrne moves out of range easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hijikata dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Hijikata takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
OByrne backing away here, and Hijikata unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Joseph OByrne is winning the standup battle so far.
Hijikata connects with a solid leg kick.
OByrne connects with a solid leg kick.
OByrne takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Hijikata connects with a leg kick. OByrne looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
OByrne tries to land a leg kick but Hijikata saw it coming and moves away.
A lazy body kick from Hijikata
and OByrne counters with a nice low kick that buckles Hijikata's knee momentarily.
OByrne misses with a leg kick
and Hijikata counters with a good low kick that OByrne was not able to check.
A nice leg kick lands there from OByrne.
Hijikata throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
OByrne throws a push kick but Hijikata slaps the foot to one side.
A head kick from Hijikata lands but OByrne takes it in his stride.
Hijikata throws a body shot but no joy.
OByrne checks the leg kick nicely there.

OByrne closes the distance and pushes Hijikata back into the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
OByrne doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Hijikata 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.
Hijikata working aggressively here.
OByrne tries to throw a body punch but Hijikata avoids it by throwing OByrne back against the cage.
Hijikata makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Hijikata pushes OByrne back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
OByrne lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Good body shot from Hijikata.
OByrne has a couple of punches blocked by Hijikata.
Hijikata looking to stall.
A short body shot lands from OByrne as the two fighters clinch.
OByrne has Hijikata pressed against the cage, preventing Hijikata from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
OByrne lands a body shot in the clinch.
OByrne pushes Hijikata back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Hijikata misses with the head strike.
OByrne scores with a hook to the body.
A right hook to the body lands for OByrne.
Hijikata is breathing heavily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hijikata stalling in the clinch but OByrne improves position.

OByrne pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
OByrne misses with a double jab.
Hijikata swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from OByrne.
Hijikata tries to land a leg kick but OByrne saw it coming and moves away.
OByrne throws a head kick but Hijikata moves out of range.
Hijikata throws a leg kick but OByrne checks it.
Hijikata looks for the body kick but OByrne saw that one coming.
Hijikata throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
OByrne walks into a stiff left hand from Hijikata.
OByrne fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Hijikata has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
OByrne tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Hijikata is able to avoid easily.
OByrne swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Hijikata counters with a straight right hand.
Hijikata misses with a straight right.
Hijikata throws a leg kick but OByrne moved away.
OByrne quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
OByrne missing with a left hand there. Hijikata was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from OByrne. Hijikata does a little dance to reset his feet.
OByrne looks to score with a jab to the body but Hijikata is just out of range.
Hijikata lands with a kick to the ribs.
OByrne throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Hijikata counters with a good, hard body kick but OByrne shrugs it off.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hijikata misses with a body shot.
OByrne lands a nice leg kick that just misses Hijikata's sensitive parts.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Hijikata.
OByrne checks a low kick from Hijikata.
Hijikata checks a low kick from OByrne.
Hijikata misses with a body kick.
Hijikata's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Hijikata throws a body punch but OByrne moves out of range.
Hijikata tried to score with a low kick but OByrne checks it.
Hijikata misses with a body kick.
Hijikata misses with the body kick
and OByrne counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Hijikata misses with a body shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Toshi Hijikata will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Toshi Hijikata'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!


Hijikata dodges the punch combination from OByrne.
OByrne digs a good hook to Hijikata's body.
Good exchange - OByrne coming out on top.

OByrne clinches with his opponent.
OByrne lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Hijikata.
Hijikata misses with a punch to the body.
Stalling in the clinch from OByrne.
Hijikata trying to control the position but instead, OByrne has worked for underhooks and has pushed Hijikata into the cage.

Hijikata escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hijikata connects with a solid leg kick.
Hijikata looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
OByrne throws a quick counter head kick but Hijikata was just out of range.
OByrne scores with a leg kick.
OByrne moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
OByrne throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
OByrne throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Hijikata's head.
Hijikata throws the kick towards the body but OByrne avoids it.
Hijikata thows a body kick. OByrne tries to catch it but that hurt him.
OByrne throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Hijikata takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
OByrne cracks the inside of Hijikata's front leg.
Hijikata takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
OByrne wants to land a leg kick but Hijikata is out of range.
Hijikata misses with the body kick
and OByrne counters with a slapping leg kick.
OByrne looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Hijikata was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
OByrne blocks a head kick by Hijikata.
An inside leg kick lands from OByrne.
OByrne throws a head kick but Hijikata moves out of range.
Hijikata feints a counter leg kick.
That kick from Hijikata tenderised OByrne's leg. OByrne is trying to keep his angry face on.
OByrne connects with a solid leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hijikata tries to score with a low kick but OByrne moves his leg out of the way.
And OByrne counters with a quick kick to the body but Hijikata blocks it.
OByrne ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Hijikata misses with a low kick as OByrne jumps back.
OByrne stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
OByrne tries to work over Hijikata's front leg with a kick but Hijikata checks it.
OByrne throws a front kick aimed at Hijikata's knee but Hijikata avoids it well.
Hijikata misses with a low kick.
OByrne goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
OByrne scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
OByrne blocks the body kick.
OByrne pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Hijikata thuds his shin into the meat of OByrne's side.
OByrne buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Hijikata ducks down and throws a hook to the body but OByrne moves away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

OByrne gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.

Hijikata escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Hijikata steps to the side to avoid the strikes from OByrne.
Hijikata on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by OByrne. OByrne obviously looking to wear him down.
Hijikata throws a leg kick but OByrne sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Hijikata checks a low kick from OByrne.
Hijikata follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
OByrne is looking to chop away at Hijikata's legs.
OByrne connects with an inside leg kick.
Hijikata checks a leg kick nicely.
Hijikata only half commits to the counter leg kick.
A clash of legs there as Hijikata blocks the low kick.
OByrne throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Hijikata fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and OByrne has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Hijikata moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
OByrne misses with a looping right.
Hijikata throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
OByrne is looking to counter with a shot to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hijikata goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
OByrne is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Hijikata can do to turn this around?
Hijikata walks into a straight right hand from OByrne.
Hijikata throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
OByrne throws the kick towards the body but Hijikata avoids it.
Hijikata keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
OByrne throws a body kick that misses.
OByrne pushes Hijikata away with a front kick.
Hijikata misses with a leg kick.
Hijikata throws a low kick, looking for OByrne's leg but OByrne calmly moves out of range.
OByrne is looking to land body kicks.
OByrne throws a nice outside leg kick.
Hijikata connects with a leg kick. OByrne looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Hijikata.
OByrne throws a solid leg kick but Hijikata takes the impact on his shin and smiles at OByrne.

And that's the end of the fight!
Joseph OByrne showed his dominance in that final round.
Well OByrne 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 Anni Minnemäki scores the fight 29:28
Judge Tarja Halkonen scores the fight 30:27
Judge Ben Zyskovitsi scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Joseph OByrne!

A victorious Joseph OByrne thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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Event: AD487: Unforgettable     
Date:   Sep 30, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Kantaro Hoshino (ranked 147 p4p, 19 weight class) and Kotetsu Yamamoto (ranked 220 p4p, 25 weight class). Fingers crossed for an exciting fight - I'm sure both fighters are looking for a nice under the table bonus!

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38
145 lbs
39 - 11 - 3
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26
149 lbs
18 - 5 - 1
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 39 wins, 11 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Kantaro Hoshino!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kotetsu Yamamoto!
The judges for this bout are Gregory Folan, Alec Ball and Dillan Fox.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Yamamoto blocks a jab.
Yamamoto fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Hoshino was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Yamamoto takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Yamamoto scores with a shot to the body.
Yamamoto lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Hoshino definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Yamamoto uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hoshino.
Yamamoto lands a head shot.
Yamamoto keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Hoshino fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Yamamoto looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Yamamoto thuds a left hand into Hoshino's body.
Yamamoto ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Yamamoto takes a swing at Hoshino's ribcage but misses.
Donk. Yamamoto catches Hoshino right on the button with a cross.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hoshino uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Yamamoto.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Yamamoto has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Hoshino misses with a straight right.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Yamamoto moves away.
Yamamoto drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Hoshino defends it well.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut. Yamamoto saw that one coming.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Yamamoto moves away.
Yamamoto thuds a left hand into Hoshino's body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yamamoto fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hoshino manages to avoid it.
Yamamoto misses with a body shot.
Hoshino was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Hoshino throws out a loose jab but Yamamoto uses good head movement to avoid it.
Yamamoto tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Hoshino keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Yamamoto scores with a shot to the body.
Yamamoto throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hoshino scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Hoshino closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Hoshino waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Yamamoto.
Hoshino jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Yamamoto waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Hoshino.
Yamamoto uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a straight right.
A jab from Hoshino misses.
Yamamoto misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hoshino.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Yamamoto does a little dance to reset his feet.
Yamamoto throws a shot from downtown. Hoshino moves away and avoids it.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Yamamoto.
Hoshino uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Yamamoto.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Yamamoto tries to move into range but Hoshino moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A shot to the liver by Hoshino. Beautiful body shot.
Yamamoto avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
Yamamoto tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Hoshino connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Yamamoto uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.
Yamamoto swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hoshino takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Yamamoto connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Yamamoto throws a jab when Hoshino was well out of range.
Yamamoto uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a hook but Yamamoto blocks it.
Yamamoto uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
Yamamoto moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Yamamoto moves out of range.
Hoshino slips under a jab from Yamamoto.
Nice uppercut lands for Yamamoto. That snapped Hoshino's head back.
Yamamoto ducks right into an uppercut from Hoshino.
Yamamoto is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Hoshino rather than just go for the knockout.
Yamamoto lands a really nice looking cross but Hoshino seems unphased.
Hoshino throws the left hand but Yamamoto avoids the punch easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino throws the left hand but Yamamoto avoids the punch easily.
Yamamoto throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Hoshino sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Nice jab there from Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a good cross that connects.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Yamamoto moves away.
Hoshino misses with a hook.
Yamamoto cracks Hoshino with an open hand slap.

Yamamoto closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Hoshino to the mat! Hoshino manages to get full guard.
Hoshino pulls Yamamoto in close to prevent any damage.
Yamamoto engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Hoshino pulls Yamamoto in close to prevent any damage.

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

Yamamoto looking to hit a scissor sweep but Hoshino is one step ahead there.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hoshino pushes down on Yamamoto's leg and manages to get into half guard.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Yamamoto is looking to improve his position.
Yamamoto is still trying to improve position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Kotetsu Yamamoto will probably get the nod.
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.


Hoshino keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Hoshino misses with a straight right.
Yamamoto just misses with a punch to the body.
Yamamoto throws the left hand but Hoshino avoids the punch easily.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Yamamoto manages to avoid it.
Yamamoto misses with a straight left.
Yamamoto ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Yamamoto misses with a body shot.
The fighters circling - Hoshino throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Yamamoto moves away.
Hoshino throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Yamamoto now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Yamamoto moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Yamamoto swings for the body but Hoshino moves out of range.
Yamamoto uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.
Yamamoto thows a left - swing and a miss!
Hoshino lands with an overhand left.
Yamamoto throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Yamamoto throws a hook but Hoshino avoids it easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yamamoto ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Yamamoto jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Yamamoto pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Yamamoto moves away.
Yamamoto misses with a body punch
and Hoshino counters with a left to the body.
Nice shot by Yamamoto.
Yamamoto avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Yamamoto ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Yamamoto walks into a left hand.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Yamamoto jabs Hoshino to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Kantaro Hoshino is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Hoshino moves out of range as Yamamoto strikes.
Yamamoto misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
Hoshino takes a body punch but keeps moving.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Hoshino leaves Yamamoto with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Yamamoto misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino misses the jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino takes a swing at Yamamoto's ribcage but misses.
Yamamoto misses with a body shot.
Hoshino lunges at Yamamoto with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Yamamoto's hand.
Hoshino throws a looping overhand right but Yamamoto ducks down to avoid it.
Hoshino swings for the body but Yamamoto moves out of range.
Hoshino throws a lazy right hand but Yamamoto sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Yamamoto moves away.
Yamamoto staying out of range there.
Yamamoto swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Nice shot lands for Hoshino.
Yamamoto moves out of range of the strikes.
Yamamoto just misses with a punch to the body.
Yamamoto throws a body shot but no joy.
Yamamoto 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.
Hoshino throws a jab but it's blocked by Yamamoto.
Kotetsu Yamamoto seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut.
Hoshino lands a body shot.
Hoshino uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Yamamoto.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Yamamoto slips a straight right by Hoshino.
Yamamoto steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Hoshino smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Yamamoto is just out of range.
Yamamoto feints the counter takedown.
Hoshino connects with a nice looking jab.
Yamamoto pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Yamamoto looks to land a left hand but Hoshino moved out of range nicely.
Hoshino misses with a looping left.
Yamamoto uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Yamamoto walks into a jab.
Yamamoto misses with a looping left.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Yamamoto manages to avoid it.
Yamamoto keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Yamamoto feints the counter takedown.
Hoshino misses with a series of wild punches.
Yamamoto with a hook.
Nice uppercut lands for Yamamoto. That snapped Hoshino's head back.
Yamamoto misses with a body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Yamamoto misses the shot to the body.
Yamamoto looks to land a right hand but Hoshino moved out of range.
Yamamoto ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hoshino moves away.
Yamamoto throws an overhand right that lands on Hoshino's shoulder, as Hoshino tries to avoid the shot.
Yamamoto throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Yamamoto misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino throws a series of punches but Yamamoto avoids them all with ease.
Hoshino ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Yamamoto misses with a straight right.
Yamamoto on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Yamamoto throws an overhand right that lands on Hoshino's shoulder, as Hoshino tries to avoid the shot.
Yamamoto ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Yamamoto feints the counter takedown.
Yamamoto swings for the body but Hoshino moves out of range.
Nice uppercut lands for Yamamoto. That snapped Hoshino's head back.
Hoshino throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Hoshino misses the jab.
Yamamoto looks to score with a jab to the body but Hoshino is just out of range.
Yamamoto uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
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 Kantaro Hoshino 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!


Yamamoto is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Hoshino misses with a straight left.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Yamamoto does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut. Yamamoto saw that one coming.
Yamamoto missing with a left hand there. Hoshino was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Yamamoto throws a good cross that connects.

Yamamoto shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Hoshino napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Yamamoto is trying to ground and pound but Hoshino uses the momentary lack of control by Yamamoto to regain half guard.
Yamamoto lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Yamamoto seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yamamoto looks to land a strike but Hoshino avoids it nicely and regains full guard.
Yamamoto engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Yamamoto throwing strikes from guard but Hoshino blocks nicely.
Yamamoto looking to pass the guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Yamamoto accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Yamamoto distracts Hoshino with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Yamamoto trying to control but Hoshino is working from the bottom.
Kotetsu Yamamoto has got the better of the ground game so far.
Yamamoto postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Hoshino can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Yamamoto controls the pace.
Hoshino can't keep his opponent in guard - Yamamoto advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Yamamoto misses with a head shot. Hoshino uses the momentum to regain guard.
Yamamoto postures up.
Yamamoto has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino tries to land a sweep but no joy.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Yamamoto throws a big elbow that misses.
Yamamoto throws a big elbow that misses.
Yamamoto is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Yamamoto lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Hoshino preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Yamamoto wants to control from the top but Hoshino keeps moving.
Yamamoto postures up in Hoshino's guard and throws a big left but Hoshino blocks it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yamamoto sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Yamamoto with a flurry of punches that miss.
Yamamoto is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Yamamoto working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Hoshino wants to sweep but no luck.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Yamamoto accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Yamamoto stopping the sweep attempt from Hoshino.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Yamamoto moves away.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kotetsu Yamamoto comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Yamamoto 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 Gregory Folan scores the fight 28:30
Judge Alec Ball scores the fight 28:29
Judge Dillan Fox scores the fight 28:29

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

In his post fight interview, Kotetsu Yamamoto gave a big smile as he said 'We are NJPW!!!'.
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Event: Bushido 71 Jacobson v Bunker 3     
Date:   Sep 30, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Koh Ibu (ranked 320 p4p, 40 weight class) and Junior Vilson (ranked 257 p4p, 34 weight class). Vilson has chosen Haiti Voodoo Music as his entrance music. Koh Ibu had a look across the ring there at his opponent. He definitely means business

175 cm
24
159 lbs
9 - 2 - 0
182 cm
24
157 lbs
12 - 2 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

Urban Fighter

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Koh Ibu!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Junior Vilson!
The judges for this bout are Shigeki Fujiwara, Yukihiro Shimada and Yasuomi Hirokawa.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Vilson blocks a leg kick.
Ibu backing away here, and Vilson unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Ibu with a jab.
Ibu blocks a low kick nicely.
Ibu throws a sloppy head kick and Vilson moves out of range easily.
Ibu lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Ibu looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Ibu tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Ibu throws a body shot but no joy.
Ibu misses with an attempted mid kick.
Ibu looks to land a left hand but Vilson moved out of range nicely.
Ibu misses with a hook. Vilson ducked under it nicely.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Ibu.
Ibu throws a leg kick but Vilson sees it coming and moves out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Vilson! But no joy.
We've been informed that Vilson 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.
Ibu throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Ibu swings for the body but Vilson moves out of range.
Ibu throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Vilson throws a jab but it's blocked by Ibu.
Ibu scores with a body shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Ibu throws a jab but it's blocked by Vilson.
Ibu moves out of range of the body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ibu looks to land a right hand but Vilson moved out of range.
Vilson with a nice cross.
Vilson on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Ibu lands a nice leg kick that just misses Vilson's sensitive parts.
Vilson scores with a spinning back kick!
Koh Ibu seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Ibu fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Vilson checks it well.
A little jabbing left from Vilson on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Ibu defending well as Vilson loads up on a big left hand.
Ibu throws a leg kick but Vilson sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Vilson throws a looping overhand right but Ibu ducks down to avoid it.
As Vilson tries to get set, Ibu tries to push him back and clinch up but Vilson manages to avoid the attempt.
Ibu throws a low kick but it's checked well by Vilson.
Ibu loads up on a big right hand but Vilson slips the punch.
Ibu lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Good exchange - Ibu coming out on top.
Ibu bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Ibu throws a body kick that misses.
A bone on bone clash there as Ibu blocks the leg kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Vilson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Ibu moves away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ibu wants to slow Vilson down by chopping away at his legs.
Ibu throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Vilson swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Ibu fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Vilson has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Ibu throws a half hearted mid kick.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Ibu.
Nice jab there from Vilson.
Ibu feints and then cracks Vilson's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Vilson down.
Vilson misses with a straight right.
Ibu seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Ibu dips to his left and cracks Vilson with an uppercut!
Ibu misses with a hook. Vilson ducked under it nicely.
Vilson buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Ibu throws a low kick but Vilson avoids it.
A good leg kick by Vilson.
A low kick from Ibu misses
and Vilson counters with a thumping low kick.
Vilson avoids the head kick by Ibu.
Vilson shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Ibu throws the kick towards the body but Vilson avoids it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ibu takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Vilson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Ibu tries to land a body kick
and Vilson connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Ibu pushes Vilson away with a front kick.
A chopping leg kick lands by Vilson.
Ibu throws a solid leg kick but Vilson takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Ibu.
Ibu jabs at Vilson's body.
Vilson misses with a body shot.
Vilson keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
A slapping leg kick lands for Ibu.
Ibu misses with an attempted mid kick.
Ibu motions for Vilson to come forward. Ibu throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Vilson takes one to the chin there.
Vilson pivots, looking for a leg kick but Ibu is out of range and Vilson settles back down.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A head kick misses from Vilson.
Ibu takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Vilson lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ibu lands a nice shot to the body.
Good leg kick by Vilson there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Ibu takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Vilson lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Ibu scores with a hook.
Vilson moves forwards but Ibu connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Vilson throws a leg kick which misses Ibu's front leg but catches the back leg as Ibu tries to avoid it.
Ibu throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Vilson on the side of the head.
Ibu on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Ibu swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Vilson.
Vilson looks to land a right hand but Ibu moved out of range.
Ibu turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Vilson walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Vilson is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Ibu.
Vilson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Ibu.
Ibu doesn't manage to clinch there - Vilson circles away.
Ibu scores with a jab.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Vilson looks to land a right hand but Ibu moved out of range.
Ibu lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Ibu throws a low kick but Vilson moves out of range easily.
Vilson throws out a counter right but Ibu avoids it with no problem.
Ibu goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Ibu looks for the body kick but Vilson saw that one coming.
Vilson slips under a jab.
Vilson moves out of range of the body kick from Ibu.
Ibu moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromVilson.
Koh Ibu is winning the standup battle so far.
Nice shot by Vilson.
Ibu 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.
Ibu has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
Ibu misses with the body kick
and Vilson counters with a straight right hand.
A slapping leg kick lands for Vilson.
Ibu ducks under a wild hook from Vilson.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vilson gets cracked there but stands up to it.
A shot to the liver by Ibu. Beautiful body shot.
Vilson throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Ibu scores with a nice head shot.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Ibu scores with a nice head shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ibu doesn't manage to clinch there - Vilson circles away.
Vilson misses with a low kick.
Ibu lands a nice looking kick to the body. Vilson takes a step back to recover.
Vilson misses with a looping left.
Ibu throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Vilson counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Ibu pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Ibu takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Vilson slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Vilson lands with a straight right. Ibu didn't see that one coming.
Ibu feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Vilson's calf.
Ibu throws a body kick that misses.
Ibu throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Vilson on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Ibu. Ibu obviously looking to wear him down.
Vilson lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Vilson has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Vilson throws an overhand right that lands on Ibu's shoulder, as Ibu tries to avoid the shot.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Vilson thuds his right hand into Ibu's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Ibu is looking to chop away at Vilson's legs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ibu takes a swing at Vilson's ribcage but misses.
Vilson on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Ibu. Ibu obviously looking to wear him down.
Ibu avoids the body shot from Vilson.
Ibu tries to clinch
and Vilson counters with a right hand to the body.
Ibu cracks the inside of Vilson's front leg.
Vilson throws a lazy right hand but Ibu sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Ibu misses with a body kick.
Ibu shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Vilson checks the leg kick nicely there.
Vilson ducks under a wild hook from Ibu.
Vilson swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Ibu tries to land a front kick but Vilson steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Ibu lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Vilson stuns Ibu with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Vilson takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Vilson's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Ibu throws out a loose jab but Vilson uses good head movement to avoid it.
Ibu throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Vilson follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Ibu lands a really nice looking cross but Vilson seems unphased.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A good leg kick by Vilson.
A low kick from Vilson misses

and Ibu counters by clinching up.
Vilson tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Vilson tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Vilson tries to work over Ibu's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Vilson.
Vilson swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Ibu digs a right hand underneath Vilson's ribcage. Vilson let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Vilson tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Ibu blocking some punches.
Ibu looking to slow down the pace here.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Vilson.
A short right from Ibu on the inside.
Vilson tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Ibu swings wildly with an uppercut but Vilson uses good head movement to avoid it.
Ibu tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Vilson's elbow.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ibu lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Ibu tries to throw a body punch but Vilson avoids it by throwing Ibu back against the ropes.
A short right from Ibu on the inside.
Ibu is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the ropes.
A head punch on the inside from Ibu fails to land.
Vilson digs a right hand underneath Ibu's ribcage. Ibu let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Vilson lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Ibu backwards.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A short right from Vilson.
Vilson throws a head punch that misses.
Ibu misses with the head strike.
Vilson tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Ibu's elbow.

Vilson breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Vilson does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Ibu misses with an uppercut.
Ibu looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Vilson on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Ibu. Ibu obviously looking to wear him down.
Ibu looks for the body kick but Vilson saw that one coming.
Ibu misses with a low kick.
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 Koh Ibu will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


A looping hook to the body misses from Ibu. Vilson does a little dance to reset his feet.
Vilson looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
Ibu scores with a leg kick.
Ibu tries a head kick but it misses.
Ibu tries to score with a low kick but Vilson moves his leg out of the way.
Ibu scores with a leg kick.
Vilson connects with a single shot there.
Ibu misses with a low kick.
Vilson throws a low kick but it's checked well by Ibu.
Ibu misses with a wild body shot.
Ibu tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Vilson was well out of range. Poor timing from Ibu.
A solid leg kick lands there for Vilson.
Vilson slips under a jab from Ibu.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vilson bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Ibu throws out a loose jab but Vilson uses good head movement to avoid it.
Ibu slips under a jab.
Ibu uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Vilson.
Vilson scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Vilson throws a half hearted mid kick.
Vilson scores with a jab. Ibu acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Ibu fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Vilson has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Vilson lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Ibu misses with an attempted mid kick.
Vilson feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Ibu's calf.
Ibu throws a half hearted mid kick.
A head kick from Ibu lands but Vilson takes it in his stride.
Vilson steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Ibu.
Nice jab there from Vilson.
Ibu slips a jab from Vilson.
Ibu scores with a spinning back kick!
Ibu throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
That kick from Ibu tenderised Vilson's leg. Vilson is trying to keep his angry face on.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Vilson tries to work over Ibu's front leg with a kick but Ibu checks it.
The crowd cheers as Vilson lands an impressive looking overhand right. Ibu doesn't seem phased though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Vilson swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Ibu looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Vilson misses with a looping right.
Vilson misses the shot to the body.
Ibu fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Vilson is out of range.
Vilson looks to score with a jab to the body but Ibu is just out of range.
Ibu ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Vilson takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Vilson was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Vilson misses with a looping right.
Ibu throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Vilson! But no joy.
Ibu looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Vilson misses with a low kick.
Vilson checks a leg kick.
Ibu misses with a straight left.
Vilson throws a low kick but it's checked well by Ibu.
Ibu tries to counter by clinching up but Vilson breaks away and moves out of range.
Ibu attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Vilson throws a head kick but Ibu moves out of range.
Vilson bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Ibu's head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vilson throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Vilson lands a leg kick that knocks Ibu off balance momentarily.
Vilson chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Ibu can pounce on him.

Ibu closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the ropes.
Vilson lands an uppercut.
Vilson is leaning against Ibu and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.

Vilson manages to break the clinch.
Vilson throws a leg kick but Ibu moved away.
Ibu feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Vilson's calf.
Ibu lands a lovely overhand right.
Vilson thuds his shin into the meat of Ibu's side.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Ibu.
Both fighters circling a little - Ibu finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Vilson blocks a low kick nicely.
Vilson looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Vilson misses with a low kick.

Ibu closes the distance and clinches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Ibu blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A nice right hand lands inside from Vilson.
Vilson goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A left hand lands to the body for Vilson.
Vilson blocks a body shot from Ibu.
Ibu tries to work over Vilson's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Junior Vilson seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Ibu blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Vilson pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Ibu catches Vilson with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Vilson lands with a good body shot.
Ibu avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Vilson throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Ibu connects with a high kick.
Ibu throws a half hearted mid kick.
Vilson lands a jab to Ibu's midsection.
Ibu lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Ibu checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Junior Vilson just about did enough to take it.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Decent striking displayed by Vilson there.
Vilson throws a lazy right hand but Ibu sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Ibu cracks the inside of Vilson's front leg.
Ibu throws a leg kick
and Vilson counters with a straight right hand.
Vilson swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Vilson misses with a straight right.
Vilson thuds his shin into the meat of Ibu's side.
Ibu on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
The fighters circling - Vilson throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Vilson looks to land a right hand but Ibu moved out of range.
Vilson throws a leg kick but Ibu sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Ibu was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ibu misses with a leg kick
and Vilson counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Vilson throws a jab when Ibu was well out of range.
A bone on bone clash there as Vilson blocks the leg kick.
Ibu pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Ibu pushes Vilson away with a front kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ibu swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Ibu connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Ibu tried to score with a low kick but Vilson checks it.
An inside leg kick lands from Ibu.
Ibu throws a body punch but Vilson moves out of range.
Ibu takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Ibu looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Ibu moves out of range as Vilson throws a body kick.
A chopping leg kick lands by Ibu.
A head kick misses from Ibu.
Ibu cracks the inside of Vilson's front leg.
Vilson connects with a jab.
Vilson comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
A decent looking cross lands there for Vilson.
A jab from Vilson misses.
A counter left hand to the body from Ibu misses its target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ibu lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Ibu slips a straight right by Vilson.
Ibu tries to counter by clinching up but Vilson breaks away and moves out of range.
A nice leg kick lands there from Ibu.
Vilson 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.
Ibu thows a body kick. Vilson tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Ibu ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.

Ibu takes the fight into the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Ibu.
Vilson has a couple of punches blocked by Ibu.
Vilson tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Vilson lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Ibu backwards.
Vilson lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Vilson has a couple of punches blocked by Ibu.
Ibu misses with a body punch.

Vilson breaks the clinch.
Ibu tries to work over Vilson's front leg with a kick but Vilson checks it.
Vilson looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Ibu slips under a jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vilson throws a looping overhand right but Ibu ducks down to avoid it.
Vilson throws a jab but it's blocked by Ibu.

Ibu drives through and clinches with Vilson against the ropes.
Ibu goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Vilson misses with a punch on the inside.
Vilson can't find room to land a body shot as Ibu controls the action.
Vilson misses with a hook to the ribs.
Vilson throws a head punch that misses.
Ibu misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A head punch on the inside from Vilson fails to land.
Ibu is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the ropes.
Vilson misses with a hook to the ribs.
Ibu misses with a punch on the inside.
Vilson cracks Ibu with a nice body shot.
Vilson misses with some punches.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Vilson.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ibu's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Vilson blocks an uppercut.
Ibu stalling in the clinch but Vilson improves position.
Vilson working aggressively here.
Vilson misses with a short punch on the inside.
Vilson goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Vilson tries a body shot but Ibu blocks it.
Ibu tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Ibu tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Vilson lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Ibu tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Vilson's elbow.
Vilson goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Ibu misses with a punch to the body.
Ibu tries to throw a body punch but Vilson avoids it by throwing Ibu back against the ropes.
Vilson lands a body shot.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Vilson lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the ropes.
Vilson lands a right hand.
A bit of stalling here from Ibu.
Ibu tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

Vilson manages to break the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Vilson walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Ibu checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Vilson throws a leg kick that misses.
Vilson takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Ibu bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Vilson's head backwards.
A clash of legs there as Ibu blocks the low kick.
Ibu seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Vilson with a nice cross.
Vilson ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Ibu throws a head kick that misses
and Vilson makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Nice body punch from Vilson.
A jab from Ibu misses.
Ibu checks a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ibu throws a lazy body kick
and Vilson cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Vilson moves out of range as Ibu throws a body kick.
A low kick from Ibu is predictable there
and Vilson counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Ibu swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Vilson connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A slow jab from Vilson misses its intended target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ibu throws a lazy uppercut
and Vilson counters with a nice uppercut.
Vilson lands with a good body shot.
That kick from Ibu tenderised Vilson's leg. Vilson is trying to keep his angry face on.
Ibu takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Nice shot lands for Vilson.
Ibu slips under a jab.
Ibu attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Vilson 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 Ibu has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Ibu and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Vilson misses with a low kick.
Vilson takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Ibu lands a right hook to the body.
Vilson cracks a nice hook into Ibu's ribs.
The fighters circling - Ibu throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Ibu crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Vilson - the referee stops the clock and Ibu gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Vilson. Ibu manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Ibu lands a nice looking body kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Vilson avoids the body shot from Ibu.
Vilson scores with a jab.
Vilson smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Ibu takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Vilson.
Vilson slips under a jab from Ibu.
Vilson throws a leg kick which misses Ibu's front leg but catches the back leg as Ibu tries to avoid it.
Ibu scores with a nice head shot.
Ibu tries to land a leg kick but Vilson saw it coming and moves away.
Vilson looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Vilson throws an ugly left hook that misses

and Ibu counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Vilson fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Ibu scores with a hook to the body.
Ibu tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Vilson's elbow.
Vilson misses with a punch on the inside.
Vilson struggles to land a body shot inside as Ibu controls his hands.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Still in the clinch, Ibu scores with a nice short uppercut.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Vilson.
Vilson misses with a punch on the inside.
Ibu tries a body shot but Vilson blocks it.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Ibu misses with a short punch on the inside.
Vilson lands a body shot in the clinch.
Vilson lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Ibu makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Ibu tries to throw a body punch but Vilson avoids it by throwing Ibu back against the ropes.
Vilson misses with a body punch.
Vilson goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Vilson blocks a body shot from Ibu.
Vilson tries to work over Ibu's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A short right from Ibu.
Vilson lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Ibu backwards.
A battle for position here, against the ropes.
Ibu can't find room to land a body shot as Vilson controls the action.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ibu tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Vilson's elbow.
Ibu lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Vilson backwards.
Vilson misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Vilson working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A nice left hand lands by Vilson.
Ibu tries a body shot but Vilson blocks it.
Ibu can't find room to land a body shot as Vilson controls the action.
Ibu looking to stall.
A right hand to the body from Ibu.
Vilson misses with a body punch.
Stalling in the clinch from Ibu.
Vilson lands a hook that snaps the head of Ibu backwards.

Ibu is rocked!

Vilson breaks the clinch.
Oh Ibu is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Ibu throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Vilson scores with a counter punch that sends Ibu to the canvas! Vilson smells blood - he's punishing Ibu with more strikes and the ref has stopped it! Ibu has no idea where he is - he's tackled the ref... oh dear, poor guy, the crowd is in hysterics!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:51 of round 5, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Junior Vilson!
Junior Vilson is the new lightweight champion!
After winning the bout, Junior Vilson thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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
98%

 

Event: Bushido 71 Jacobson v Bunker 3     
Date:   Sep 30, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Masa Sanada (ranked 444 p4p, 68 weight class) and Erick Darko (ranked 627 p4p, 107 weight class). Darko has chosen S.C.O.S.A - Flatbush Zombies as his entrance music. Masa Sanada could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Erick Darko's chin.

180 cm
22
174 lbs
7 - 0 - 0
179 cm
24
187 lbs
12 - 6 - 1
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter

Arcticus University: London
Aspire Clothing



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 7 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 12 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Erick Darko!
The judges for this bout are Ren Mimura, Sosuke Kotani and Tatsuya Matsuyama.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sanada moves away from the strike by Darko.
Sanada needs to keep his hands up - Darko had a free shot at his head there.
Darko avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Darko moves out of range of the strikes.
A swing and a miss from Sanada.
Darko swings for the body but Sanada moves out of range.
Sanada misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Darko.
Erick Darko seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Darko pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Darko blocks a jab.
Darko throws a hook but Sanada blocks it.
Sanada is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sanada cracks a nice hook into Darko's ribs.
Sanada blocks a jab.
Sanada misses the jab.
Darko tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Darko jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Darko connects with a looping right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sanada slips a straight right by Darko.
Darko needs to keep his hands up - Sanada had a free shot at his head there.
Darko misses with a looping right.
Sanada misses with a body shot.
Darko on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Darko fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Sanada just misses with a punch to the body.
Darko is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Darko slips under a jab.
Sanada takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Sanada scores with a nice right hand.

Darko rushes Sanada and pushes him back against the ropes in a clinch.
Darko jumps guard but Sanada turns him against the ropes and keeps the fight standing.
Darko misses with the head strike.
Darko has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Sanada after a bit of a struggle.
Darko prevents a body shot from Sanada.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Darko lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A nice left hand lands by Darko.
Sanada doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Darko lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Darko jumps guard but Sanada stands there with Darko around his waist. Darko gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Masa Sanada has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Erick Darko.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Sanada.
Sanada misses with a shot to the kidneys.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Darko.
Sanada is trying to maintain a safe position but Darko gets an underhook and turns Sanada into the ropes.
Sanada wants to stall.
Maybe Sanada would be better served going for some more strikes rather than trying to control so much.
Sanada stalls.
Darko tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Darko swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Darko blocks a body shot from Sanada.
Sanada lands a right hand that snaps the head of Darko backwards.
Sanada lands a body punch in the clinch.
Sanada misses with a punch to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A nice right hand lands inside from Darko.
Darko takes a shot to the head.
Sanada lands a hook that snaps the head of Darko backwards.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Darko.
Darko working aggressively here.
Sanada swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Sanada lands a shot to the body.
Sanada lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Darko backwards.
Sanada lands with a left to the head.
Darko misses with some punches.
Darko lands with a short punch from the clinch.
A battle for position here, against the ropes.
Sanada lands a left hand that snaps the head of Darko backwards.
Sanada tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Darko's elbow.
Sanada tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Darko's elbow.
Darko is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Sanada is defending well.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Sanada can't find room to land a body shot as Darko controls the action.
Sanada lands an uppercut.
Darko's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sanada throws a head punch that misses.
Darko throws a head punch that misses.
Darko wants a takedown but no success here.
Darko has a couple of punches blocked by Sanada.
Sanada lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Darko prevents a body shot from Sanada.
Sanada lands a right hand that snaps the head of Darko backwards.
Darko lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Darko lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Sanada scores with a nice hook to the head.
Sanada blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Sanada scores with an uppercut up the middle.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
The fighters are pressed against the ropes, as the pace of the fight slows.
Darko lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Darko makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Darko.
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.
That's time! Back to the action!


A big left from Sanada misses.
Darko throws a hook to the side of Sanada's head but Sanada sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A jab from Sanada misses.
Darko connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Sanada tries to clinch but Darko is having none of it.
Darko closes the distance looking to clinch
and Sanada counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Darko changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Sanada tries to avoid it but Darko 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 is looking to counter punch.
Darko tries to clinch there but Sanada circles away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sanada takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
A jab from Sanada misses.
Darko throws a right hand that misses
and Sanada counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Sanada throws a hook to the side of Darko's head but Darko sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Darko bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Sanada's head.
Masa Sanada is winning the standup battle so far.
A telegraphed right hand from Darko misses the target.
Sanada tries to clinch but Darko is having none of it.
Darko shoots and misses
and Sanada cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Sanada moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Darko takes a jab right on the kisser.

Sanada sends Darko crashing to the mat with a devastating uppercut! Sanada is motioning to the referee to let Darko up. He wants to try and finish this one on the feet!

Darko is rocked!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Sanada misses with a straight left.
Darko is still on wobbly legs! Can Sanada finish him?
Sanada works Darko's body with a nice hook.
Sanada flashes Darko a smile before throwing a beast of a right hand, straight down the pipe. Darko's eyes follow the hand right onto his nose, taking in it's full glory... and then darkness. Darko crumples to the floor! He's out cold! Sanada punches the air and yells at the top of his lungs - yeeeeeeeeeeah!!!! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:43 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Masa Sanada!
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
64%

 

Event: Angry Birds War 64     
Date:   Sep 19, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Yoshi Fujiwara (ranked 3064 p4p, 383 weight class) and Raymond Gazelle (ranked 9027 p4p, 766 weight class). This should be fireworks!

184 cm
20
185 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
184 cm
25
185 lbs
1 - 4 - 0
Good takedowns
Solid boxing
Granite chin
BJJ Blue Belt
Brawler
Very confident

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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 3 wins, 0 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 1 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Raymond Gazelle!
The judges for this bout are Ben Zyskovitsi, Matti Vanhoillinen and Roosa Järviläinen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Fujiwara sizes up Gazelle with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Gazelle shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Fujiwara defends it nicely.
Gazelle shoots in looking for a takedown but Fujiwara manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Gazelle's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Fujiwara comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Fujiwara scores with a jab. Gazelle acknowledges it with a nod of the head.

Gazelle is rocked!
Fujiwara drops Gazelle with a straight right hand, right on the button! Fujiwara follows him down to the mat and pounds him out with hammerfists until the referee jumps in to end the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:26 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Yoshi Fujiwara!
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
100%

 

Event: ABW 63 Scrotum - Shingen     
Date:   Sep 14, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Herman Botha (ranked 2876 p4p, 412 weight class) and Kagekatsu Uesugi (ranked 2940 p4p, 425 weight class). Both fighter's entrance songs getting the crowd jumping here.

181 cm
20
180 lbs
4 - 0 - 0
182 cm
21
174 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
Brawler
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Herman Botha!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kagekatsu Uesugi!
The judges for this bout are Johanna Lukiainen, Roosa Järviläinen and Anni Minnemäki.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Botha throws a body shot but no joy.
Botha avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Uesugi keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Uesugi wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Uesugi lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.

It looks like Herman Botha has been cut.
A jab from Uesugi finds it's way through Botha's defenses.

Botha is rocked!
A jab from Uesugi finds it's way through Botha's defenses.
Oh Botha is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Uesugi uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Botha.
Botha throws a lazy right hand but Uesugi sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Jab from Uesugi.
Botha fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Uesugi avoids it really well and circles away.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Uesugi feints a kick and comes over the top with a right hand, followed by a left hook - both land, sending Botha crashing to the mat! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:42 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Kagekatsu Uesugi!
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
100%

 

Event: Bushido 68: Okah vs. Umaga     
Date:   Sep 09, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Masa Sanada (ranked 558 p4p, 88 weight class) and Momochi Hanzo (ranked 1397 p4p, 223 weight class). Masa Sanada is staring across the ring at his opponent, tweaking his nipples... Tweaking his own nipples that is.

180 cm
22
174 lbs
6 - 0 - 0
176 cm
23
175 lbs
8 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Brown Belt
World class boxer
Powerful

Urban Fighter

Venom Combat Sports



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 6 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, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Momochi Hanzo!
The judges for this bout are Taro Takaoka, Yukihiro Yamamoto and Sosuke Kotani.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hanzo misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Hanzo walks into a stiff left hand from Sanada.
Hanzo scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Sanada doesn't seem bothered though.

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

Hanzo is rocked!

It looks like Momochi Hanzo has been cut.
Sanada looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Sanada cracks Hanzo with a big right hand that sees him stumbling back against the ropes! Hanzo falls to his knees and Sanada doesn't need a second invitatation - he rushes in and fires off several unanswered shots that force the referee to stop the fight! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:22 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Masa Sanada!
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
100%

 

Event: Ferocious Friday 1     
Date:   Sep 08, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Mitsuo Yoshida (ranked 25149 p4p, 810 weight class) and Roman Kushnarev (ranked 9082 p4p, 763 weight class). Buckle up people - heeeeeeeeeere we go!

175 cm
26
185 lbs
1 - 5 - 0
188 cm
18
188 lbs
0 - 1 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Solid boxing
Experienced
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Prefers standup

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Mitsuo Yoshida!
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, Roman Kushnarev!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Franklin, Sandra Marshall and Michael Johnstone.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Yoshida clinches up with Kushnarev and pushes him back against the cage.
Yoshida lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Yoshida doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Yoshida tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kushnarev's elbow.
Yoshida tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kushnarev's elbow.
Yoshida scores with an uppercut up the middle.
A left hand lands to the body for Yoshida.
Yoshida lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Yoshida leaning his opponent against the cage.
Yoshida taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Yoshida digs a right hand into Kushnarev's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Kushnarev's gas tank.
Yoshida misses with a punch to the body.
Yoshida taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
Nice body punch from Yoshida - that landed with a thud.
Yoshida lands a hook that snaps the head of Kushnarev backwards.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yoshida dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Yoshida takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Yoshida scores with a shoulder strike.
Nice body punch from Yoshida - that landed with a thud.
Kushnarev looks winded!
A hook to the body from Yoshida.
Yoshida lands a hook to the side of the head.
Yoshida lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Kushnarev.
A right handed body shot lands from Yoshida.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Yoshida.
Yoshida lands a nice uppercut.

Kushnarev is rocked!
Yoshida gets through Kushnarev's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Kushnarev is still on wobbly legs! Can Yoshida finish him?
Yoshida dips a shoulder and cracks Kushnarev with a mighty uppercut! Kushnarev falls back against the cage and Yoshida unloads with a barrage of strikes! Kushnarev is completely out with his eyes open, only supported by the cage! Save him ref! Eventually the ref decides to do his job and jumps in - Yoshida screams abuse at the incompetent official before going over to celebrate with his corner. Brutal stuff!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Mitsuo Yoshida!
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
49%

 

Event: ABW 60 Space - Renton     
Date:   Sep 05, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Kazushi Mizushima (ranked 4768 p4p, 446 weight class) and Toshi Hijikata (ranked 4416 p4p, 430 weight class). Toshi Hijikata is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

175 cm
21
160 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
178 cm
20
159 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
Good kicks
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Kazushi Mizushima!
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, Toshi Hijikata!
The judges for this bout are Roosa Järviläinen, Anni Minnemäki and Marco Blurström.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Mizushima clinches with his opponent.

Hijikata escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Hijikata feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Mizushima's calf.
Hijikata swinging wildly here.
Hijikata takes a swing at Mizushima's ribcage but misses.

Mizushima fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Hijikata, pushing him back against the cage.
Hijikata lands with a light punch inside.
The referee calls for Hijikata to work.
Hijikata has Mizushima pressed against the cage.
I was talking to Mizushima's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Mizushima goes for a takedown attempt but Hijikata pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
The fighters circling - Hijikata throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mizushima blocks the body kick.
Mizushima jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Mizushima throws a leg kick but Hijikata moved away.
Nice defenses there by Mizushima.
Hijikata connects with a good right hand that stumbles Mizushima. Mizushima circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Mizushima tries to clinch up but Hijikata circles away and keeps his distance.
Mizushima shoots in looking for a takedown but Hijikata manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Mizushima's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
A countering left hand to the body from Hijikata misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mizushima chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Hijikata can pounce on him.
Hijikata looks to land a body kick but Mizushima moved away.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Mizushima 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 Hijikata has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Hijikata and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Mizushima tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Hijikata paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Hijikata scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Mizushima doesn't seem bothered though.
Hijikata lands a nice leg kick that just misses Mizushima's sensitive parts.
Mizushima closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Hijikata tries a head kick but it misses.
Mizushima delivers a nice body kick.

Hijikata gets tackled into the cage by Mizushima. Mizushima maintains the clinch.
A shot in the inside from Hijikata.
Hijikata swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Mizushima is struggling to control the position.
Hijikata lands a body punch in the clinch.
Mizushima stalling.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Hijikata breaks from the clinch.
Hijikata throws a body punch but Mizushima moves out of range.
As Hijikata backs away, Mizushima returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Mizushima 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 Hijikata has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Hijikata and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Mizushima wants to clinch up but Hijikata keeps it at a distance.
A good leg kick by Hijikata.
Toshi Hijikata is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Mizushima avoids a punch combination nicely.
Mizushima is looking to clinch.
Mizushima misses with a left hand
and Hijikata counters with a nice body kick.
Hijikata will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Mizushima walks into a stiff left hand from Hijikata.
Hijikata throws a body punch but Mizushima moves out of range.
Mizushima feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Hijikata throws a leg kick that is checked

so Mizushima counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Mizushima stands and throws Hijikata's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Hijikata struggling a bit here.
Hijikata is looking for a sweep.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hijikata manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Hijikata is trying to control but can't.
Mizushima not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Hijikata desperately trying to maintain half guard.
Hijikata wants to improve his position but Mizushima is controlling well.
Hijikata is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Hijikata told us pre-fight that he has been working on his escapes in training. Let's see if he can call on some of his new skills to get back to his feet.
Mizushima tries to pass to full mount but Hijikata defends it.
Mizushima slows the pace down in half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Mizushima wants to lay and pray for a moment but Hijikata keeps working.
Hijikata wants to improve his position but Mizushima is controlling well.
Mizushima wants to control but Hijikata is keeping him busy.
Hijikata is trying to maintain the position but Mizushima is very close to passing his half guard.
Mizushima looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
A lazy left from Hijikata finds it's target.
Hijikata waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Mizushima.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Toshi Hijikata 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.


Hijikata throws a solid leg kick but Mizushima takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Hijikata.
Mizushima takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Hijikata scores with a leg kick.
Mizushima lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Hijikata keeps the fight on the outside.
Mizushima throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Hijikata misses the shot to the body.
Hijikata has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Hijikata lands a right hook to the body.
Mizushima tries to land a body kick
and Hijikata counters with a nice kick to the body.
Mizushima will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hijikata. Mizushima does a little dance to reset his feet.
And Mizushima counters with a quick kick to the body but Hijikata blocks it.
Mizushima walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Hijikata is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Mizushima rather than just go for the knockout.
Hijikata sizes up Mizushima with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Hijikata throws a good cross that connects.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Mizushima throws a leg kick but Hijikata moved away.
Hijikata looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Mizushima with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Hijikata to score with a decent uppercut.

Mizushima is rocked!
Hijikata throws a body punch but Mizushima moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mizushima avoids the body shot from Hijikata.
Hijikata bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Oh Mizushima is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
A shot to the liver by Hijikata. Beautiful body shot.
Toshi Hijikata seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Mizushima checks a leg kick.
Mizushima throws a body kick, spinning off balance

and Hijikata counters with a crisp right hand that drops Mizushima! Hijikata lets Mizushima back up to his feet, looking for a finish!
Hijikata scoring well with a low kick there.
Hijikata checks the leg kick.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Mizushima misses with a body kick.
Mizushima connects with an inside leg kick.
Mizushima ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hijikata moves away.
Hijikata moves out of range of the body kick from Mizushima.
Good leg kick by Hijikata there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hijikata. Mizushima does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hijikata scores with a spinning back kick!
Mizushima seems to have got his legs back now.
Hijikata lunges at Mizushima with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Mizushima's hand.
Hijikata cracks Mizushima with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Hijikata circles away from the clinch attempt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lazy left from Hijikata finds it's target.
Mizushima tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Hijikata counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Good leg kick by Mizushima there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Hijikata scores with a decent looking hook.
Mizushima wants to land a leg kick but Hijikata is out of range.
And Hijikata responds with a good body kick, but Mizushima manages to step out the way in time.
Hijikata circles and sees the opportunity to plant his feet and throw a really nice straight left hand that drops Mizushima to the canvas! Mizushima doesn't know where he is but he's trying to survive - Hijikata keeps piling on the pressure and forces the referee to step in! This one is aaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:35 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Toshi Hijikata!
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Event: Aspire 71: McGee v Ibu     
Date:   Sep 03, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Bonerz McGee (ranked 54 p4p, 6 weight class) and Koh Ibu (ranked 189 p4p, 32 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.

175 cm
26
165 lbs
14 - 2 - 0
175 cm
24
159 lbs
9 - 1 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class MT
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Bonerz McGee!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Koh Ibu!
The judges for this bout are James Ackerman, Phil Schofield and Donald Grub.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ibu connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Ibu thumps McGee with a low kick.
Ibu avoids the head kick by McGee.
McGee goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
McGee looks to land a left hand but Ibu moved out of range nicely.
Ibu throws an uppercut from half a mile away. McGee sees it coming and avoids it easily.
McGee scores with a one two! Ibu had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.

It looks like Koh Ibu has been cut.
Ibu lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
A bone on bone clash there as Ibu blocks the leg kick.
McGee checks a low kick from Ibu.
It looked like McGee wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Ibu throws a chopping leg kick but McGee manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
McGee attempts a counter takedown but Ibu avoids it well and moves away.
McGee throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Koh Ibu seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
The crowd cheers as Ibu lands an impressive looking overhand right. McGee doesn't seem phased though.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A jab from Ibu does it's job there.
A big left from McGee misses.
McGee misses the shot to the body.
A clash of legs there as McGee blocks the low kick.
McGee throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
A lazy body kick from McGee
and Ibu cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
McGee gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Ibu.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ibu thows a body kick. McGee tries to catch it but that hurt him.
We've been hearing reports that McGee has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Ibu scoring well with a low kick there.
McGee throws an overhand right that lands on Ibu's shoulder, as Ibu tries to avoid the shot.
Ibu let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
A left lands for Ibu.
A nice leg kick lands there from Ibu.
Ibu thuds his shin into the meat of McGee's side.
A good leg kick by Ibu.
Nice shot lands for Ibu.
McGee checks a leg kick.
Ibu is looking to slow McGee down with leg kicks.
A bone on bone clash there as Ibu blocks the leg kick.
A slow jab from McGee misses its intended target.
Ibu ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Ibu connects with a body shot.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
McGee checks a leg kick nicely.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Ibu checks a leg kick.
Ibu lands a really nice looking cross but McGee seems unphased.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from McGee. Ibu does a little dance to reset his feet.
Ibu slips a jab from McGee.
McGee moves out of range as Ibu throws a body kick.
Ibu blocks a head kick by McGee.
Ibu throws an off balance right hand
and Ibu takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Ibu misses with a low kick.
Ibu stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Ibu throws a body shot but no joy.
An attempted straight right counter from McGee misses the target.
McGee tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
McGee thows a left - swing and a miss!
McGee drops his hands momentarily and Ibu takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Ibu checks a leg kick.
McGee throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
McGee moves out of range of the body kick.
McGee connects with a looping right hand.
Ibu connects with a solid leg kick.
McGee on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Ibu uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from McGee.
McGee is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ibu checks a leg kick.
McGee throws a head kick but Ibu moves out of range.
Ibu looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Ibu connects with an inside leg kick.
McGee thuds his right hand into Ibu's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
McGee fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Ibu is out of range.
Ibu buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Koh Ibu is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Ibu stuns McGee with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
McGee tries to land a front kick but Ibu steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
McGee smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Ibu buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Ibu checks a leg kick.
McGee on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
McGee throws a leg kick but Ibu sees it coming and moves out of range.
Ibu takes a swing at McGee's ribcage but misses.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Ibu on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
McGee throws a lazy right hand but Ibu sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nice uppercut lands for Ibu. That snapped McGee's head back.
Ibu changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
McGee ducks right into an uppercut from Ibu.
Ibu connects with a leg kick. McGee looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
McGee scores with a jab to the body.
McGee shoots for a takedown but Ibu saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
A left lands for Ibu.
Ibu throws a predictable looking body shot
and McGee counters with a stiff right hand.
Ibu throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
McGee uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Ibu.
McGee moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
McGee connects with a solid leg kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
McGee tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Ibu bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
McGee blocks a low kick nicely.
McGee throws a lazy right hand but Ibu sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Ibu changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Ibu.
McGee throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether McGee might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Ibu walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Ibu moves out of range of the body kick.
McGee misses with a body kick.
A swing and a miss from McGee.
Ibu lands a jab to the head.
Ibu blocks a jab.
McGee tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
McGee moves out of range as Ibu strikes.
McGee looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Ibu throws a body punch but McGee moves out of range.
McGee takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Ibu lands with a straight right. McGee didn't see that one coming.
A cross from Ibu lands.
Ibu lands with a kick to the ribs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
McGee looks to land a left hand but Ibu moved out of range nicely.
McGee closes this distance looking for a takedown but Ibu circles away.
McGee throws a low kick but Ibu avoids it.
McGee blocks a low kick nicely.
Ibu has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
McGee scores with a leg kick.
McGee pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
McGee misses with a low kick.
Ibu counters with a body kick.
Ibu feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to McGee's calf.
A shot to the liver by Ibu. Beautiful body shot.
McGee throws a jab but it's blocked by Ibu.
Ibu tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Ibu fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt McGee.
Ibu lands a nice looking kick to the body. McGee takes a step back to recover.
Ibu gets cracked there but stands up to it.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Ibu.
Ibu throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent McGee stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
McGee on the wrong end of a nice jab.
McGee throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from McGee 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 Ibu has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Ibu and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Ibu scores with a nice head shot.
McGee tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Ibu misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from McGee.
McGee takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Ibu fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt McGee.
McGee fails with a takedown attempt.
McGee looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Ibu is fending him off so far but McGee persists. Nope, Ibu circles away and we're back to standing.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Bonerz McGee. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Ibu cracks McGee with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
McGee takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Ibu dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
McGee throws a leg kick but Ibu sees it coming and checks it nicely.
McGee looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
McGee takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Ibu misses with a wild body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
McGee swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Ibu feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to McGee's calf.
McGee tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Ibu is able to avoid easily.
McGee closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
McGee misses the shot to the body.
McGee moves out of range of the body kick from Ibu.
McGee tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Ibu fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Ibu pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Ibu uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from McGee.
Ibu lands with a kick to the ribs.
Ibu lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
McGee throws an off balance right hand
and Ibu counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Ibu throws a nice inside leg kick.
Ibu walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. McGee checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Ibu lands a nice shot that snaps McGee's head back.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Ibu scores with a kick to the midsection.
Ibu looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Ibu delivers a nice body kick.
Ibu fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and McGee has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Ibu connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
McGee throws a head kick that misses.
Ibu scores with a hook to the body. McGee takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Ibu connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
McGee throws a sloppy head kick and Ibu moves out of range easily.
A lazy left from Ibu finds it's target.
Ibu throws the left hand but McGee avoids the punch easily.
McGee with a nice cross.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A chopping leg kick lands by McGee.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Ibu.
Ibu scores with a push kick.
Ibu lunges at McGee with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by McGee's hand.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Koh Ibu showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Koh Ibu's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Ibu lands a jab to the head.
Nice defenses there by Ibu.
Ibu's corner calls for a 1-2. Ibu obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Ibu throws the kick towards the body but McGee avoids it.
Ibu staying out of range there.
Koh Ibu seems to be getting the better of the standup.
That kick from Ibu tenderised McGee's leg. McGee is trying to keep his angry face on.
McGee throws a hook but Ibu blocks it.
McGee connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
McGee misses with an uppercut.
Ibu follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
McGee keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Ibu.
McGee appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Ibu moves out of range of the body kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Good work by Ibu as he checks the leg kick.
Ibu slips a jab from McGee.
McGee throws a shot from downtown. Ibu moves away and avoids it.
McGee will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from McGee. Ibu shrugs it off though.
Ibu takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.

That's one minute gone in the round.
McGee takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
McGee swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
McGee misses with a hook. Ibu ducked under it nicely.
Ibu cracks the inside of McGee's front leg.
Ibu looks to score with a jab to the body but McGee is just out of range.
Ibu lands a nice hook to McGee's body. McGee takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
McGee tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Ibu was well out of range. Poor timing from McGee.
A nice leg kick lands there from Ibu.
McGee will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Ibu. McGee shrugs it off though.

McGee shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. McGee showed some decent athleticism there.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Ibu holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.
Ibu tries to roll over but McGee keeps him under control.
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!
Ibu avoiding damage under a succession of punches from McGee.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Ibu keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Ibu wants to control but McGee is keeping busy.
Ibu is trying to get back to full guard.
Ibu is looking to control McGee's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Ibu avoid being mounted?
Ibu is trying to avoid being dragged into an even worse position than he's already in but McGee is staying active.

McGee is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
McGee throwing shots but Ibu is blocking nicely.
McGee wants to free his trapped foot but Ibu is holding on for dear life with his legs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ibu is doing well to control the position and prevent McGee from advancing to side control.
Ibu trying to hold on to McGee's head to control him but McGee postures up.

McGee is looking for a kimura but Ibu is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for McGee to get the leverage.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
McGee looks to land a strike but Ibu avoids it nicely and regains full guard.
Ibu controlling the position.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
McGee throws out a leg kick but Ibu moves out of range and McGee only half commits.
McGee scores with a head kick.
Ibu misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
McGee thinks about countering with a body kick.
McGee misses with an uppercut. Ibu saw that one coming.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
McGee tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
McGee chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Ibu can pounce on him.
McGee looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Ibu throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
McGee appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
McGee takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
McGee swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
McGee shoots in for a takedown but Ibu shows good takedown defense.
Ibu jabs McGee right on the nose. McGee blinks but takes it well.
Ibu fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
McGee has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Ibu finds it's way round the side to connect with McGee's head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
McGee throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Ibu's waist but Ibu gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing McGee off to one side.
Ibu lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Ibu lands with a nice body punch.
McGee keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Nice sprawl there from Ibu as McGee shoots in.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Bonerz McGee. That's going to take a lot out of him.
McGee walks into a jab.
McGee throws the left hand but Ibu avoids the punch easily.
Ibu flicks out a counter leg kick but McGee steps away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Koh Ibu really dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Koh Ibu's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!


Ibu throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by McGee.
Ibu lands a slapping body shot.
McGee misses with a hook. Ibu ducked under it nicely.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Ibu, right into the meat.
Ibu ducks under a wild hook from McGee.
Ibu lands with a good body shot.
A head kick by Ibu misses

and McGee counters with a nice double leg into half guard.

Ibu kicks McGee off and gets back to his feet.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from McGee.
Nice straight punches there by McGee. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of McGee.
McGee finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
McGee shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Ibu defends it nicely.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
McGee checks a low kick from Ibu.
Ibu cracks a nice hook into McGee's ribs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Ibu misses the target.
Nice jab there from McGee.
McGee on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Ibu will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
McGee lands a jab.
Ibu connects with a solid leg kick.
Ibu looks for the body kick but McGee saw that one coming.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! McGee crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Ibu - the referee stops the clock and McGee gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Ibu. McGee manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
McGee lands with a thumping leg kick.
McGee moves away from the strike by Ibu.
Ibu throws a poor cross that misses
letting McGee counter with a right hand.
McGee lands with an overhand left.
Ibu digs a good body shot into McGee's ribs.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Ibu dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
McGee takes a shot to the body in his stride.
A big left from McGee misses.
McGee slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Ibu throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
McGee cracks the inside of Ibu's front leg.
A nice inside leg kick there by McGee. That's going to slow Ibu down.
Ibu pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
McGee misses with a right hand
and Ibu counters with a nice body kick.
McGee is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Ibu.
McGee takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Ibu smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
McGee chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Ibu can pounce on him.
Ibu just misses with a punch to the body.
McGee 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.
Ibu throws a body shot but no joy.
McGee swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A shot to the liver by Ibu. Beautiful body shot.
Ibu displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as McGee throws out the jab.
Ibu ducks under a wild hook from McGee.
McGee throws an off balance right hand
and Ibu counters with an outside leg kick.
McGee throws a solid leg kick but Ibu takes the impact on his shin and smiles at McGee.
A left lands for Ibu.
McGee shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Ibu as he avoids it easily.
McGee connects with a nice looking jab.
A thudding body kick lands there by Ibu!
McGee lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Ibu lands a nice hook to McGee's body. McGee takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Ibu checks a low kick from McGee.
Ibu takes one to the side of the head.
A good leg kick by Ibu.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
McGee throws a low kick but Ibu avoids it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
McGee throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
A leg kick checked by McGee.
Jab, jab by Ibu - just one landing.
Ibu avoids a kick to the body.
Ibu feints a counter leg kick.
McGee misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Ibu lands with an overhand left.
Ibu lands the left hand.
Ibu throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Ibu scores with a hook to the body. McGee takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
A jab from McGee misses.
Ibu ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
McGee takes one on the chin but seems OK.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
McGee fails to land the takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Bonerz McGee. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Ibu throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck McGee on the side of the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Koh Ibu dominated that fourth round.
The cut man is working on Koh Ibu's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


McGee throws a nice inside leg kick.
Ibu scores with a kick to the body.
McGee misses with a wild body shot.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Ibu.
Ibu scores with a shot to the body.
Ibu connects with a right hand. McGee shakes it off.
Ibu looks to land a body kick but McGee moved away.
A counter left hand to the body from McGee misses its target.
McGee blocks a leg kick.
McGee was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
McGee throws a head kick that misses.
Crunch! Ibu slams his shin into McGee's torso.
Ibu throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and McGee counters with a low kick, right behind Ibu 's knee.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

McGee drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
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.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Ibu looking to control.
McGee is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Ibu controlling the position.
McGee content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ibu is adopting a defensive guard.
McGee lands a couple of digs.
Ibu is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
McGee chips away with some ground and pound.
Ibu has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Ibu trying to keep a closed guard but McGee is proving a slippery customer.
Bonerz McGee has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
McGee lands a couple of digs.

Ibu is rocked!
McGee gets to his feet and stands over Ibu, holding his ankles. He dives in with a big left hand that connects! Ibu felt that one! McGee unloads more punches and elbows and this one is over! The ref has dived in to save Ibu from any more punishment!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:27 of round 5, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Bonerz McGee!
During a confident post fight interview, Bonerz McGee thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: AD479: Aggressive Combat     
Date:   Sep 02, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Kantaro Hoshino (ranked 118 p4p, 12 weight class) and Kotetsu Yamamoto (ranked 191 p4p, 26 weight class). Kantaro Hoshino had a look across the cage there at his opponent. He definitely means business

165 cm
37
145 lbs
39 - 11 - 2
168 cm
26
149 lbs
18 - 5 - 0
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 39 wins, 11 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Kantaro Hoshino!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kotetsu Yamamoto!
The judges for this bout are Robert Douchet, Alec Ball and Dillan Fox.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hoshino with a hook.
Hoshino connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Hoshino swings widly with a right hand
and Hoshino takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Yamamoto scores with a hook.
Hoshino loads up on a big right hand but Yamamoto slips the punch.
Yamamoto looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Hoshino jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Yamamoto scores with a nice right hand.
Hoshino jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Hoshino definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
A big right from Yamamoto misses.
Yamamoto fails with a takedown attempt.
Hoshino uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Yamamoto.
Yamamoto misses with a wild body shot.
Yamamoto on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Yamamoto misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino throws a lazy uppercut
enabling Yamamoto to counter with a crisp jab.
Yamamoto ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hoshino moves away.
Hoshino swings for the body but Yamamoto moves out of range.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Yamamoto has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yamamoto just misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino throws a hook but Yamamoto blocks it.
Hoshino cracks a nice hook into Yamamoto's ribs.
Yamamoto misses with a jab to the body
and Hoshino connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Yamamoto throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Hoshino counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Yamamoto blocks a jab.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Yamamoto manages to avoid it.
Yamamoto misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hoshino.
Hoshino connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
A big left from Hoshino misses.
Hoshino keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.
Nice defenses there by Yamamoto.
Yamamoto with the counter takedown but Hoshino avoids it easily.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Yamamoto moves out of range.
Yamamoto takes one on the button.

Yamamoto fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Hoshino sprawls well initially but Yamamoto persists and gets the takedown into half guard.

Hoshino kicks Yamamoto off and gets back to his feet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hoshino takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Yamamoto fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hoshino manages to avoid it.
Hoshino throws a hook but Yamamoto blocks it.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Yamamoto on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Yamamoto throws a big shot that misses.
Yamamoto misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Hoshino counters with a nice uppercut.
Yamamoto misses with a hook.
Hoshino lands with a hook. Yamamoto tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Yamamoto throws a hook but Hoshino avoids it easily.
Hoshino listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Yamamoto uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Hoshino missing with a left hand there. Yamamoto was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A countering left hand to the body from Yamamoto misses.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Yamamoto was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Yamamoto changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Yamamoto throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Yamamoto throws a body shot but no joy.
Hoshino takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Yamamoto was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Yamamoto throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hoshino scores with a punch to the head.
Hoshino loads up on a big right hand but Yamamoto slips the punch.
Yamamoto drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Hoshino defends it well.
Yamamoto looks to score with a jab to the body but Hoshino is just out of range.
Hoshino looks to land a left hand but Yamamoto moved out of range nicely.
Kantaro Hoshino seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nice defenses there by Yamamoto.
Hoshino dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Yamamoto uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hoshino.
Yamamoto on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Kantaro Hoshino is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A swing and a miss from Hoshino.
Yamamoto lands a body shot.
Yamamoto loads up on a big right hand but Hoshino slips the punch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yamamoto swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Yamamoto avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Yamamoto clobbers Hoshino with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Yamamoto fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Kantaro Hoshino has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Kotetsu Yamamoto.
Hoshino jabs at Yamamoto's body.
Yamamoto walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Yamamoto avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A jab from Hoshino misses.
A telegraphed right hand from Hoshino misses the target.
Hoshino slips under a jab.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hoshino scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Yamamoto.
Hoshino swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Yamamoto appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Yamamoto defending well as Hoshino loads up on a big left hand.
It seemed like Yamamoto was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
A jab from Hoshino misses.
Hoshino dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Yamamoto tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hoshino was well out of range. Poor timing from Yamamoto.
Yamamoto uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Yamamoto manages to avoid it.
Hoshino misses with a looping right.
Hoshino lands a jab to the head.
Yamamoto dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Yamamoto is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Hoshino.
Yamamoto looks to score with a jab to the body but Hoshino is just out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.
It seemed like Yamamoto was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Yamamoto lands with a right hand.
Yamamoto slips under a jab from Hoshino.
Hoshino looks to throw the jab but Yamamoto is out of range.
Yamamoto throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
It looked like Hoshino was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Yamamoto.
Yamamoto looks to throw the jab but Hoshino is out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yamamoto defending well as Hoshino loads up on a big left hand.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Yamamoto avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Yamamoto looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Hoshino throws an ugly left hook that misses

and Yamamoto counters with a shoot takedown. Hoshino fights it but they end up in guard.
Yamamoto throws a big elbow that misses.
Hoshino utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Hoshino utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Yamamoto tries to free his leg and advance position but Hoshino is retaining full guard.
Yamamoto throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Yamamoto is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Hoshino working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Yamamoto.
Hoshino avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Yamamoto throws an elbow that misses. Hoshino uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Yamamoto's guard. Nice move by Hoshino!


That's two minutes gone in the round.
Yamamoto trying to keep a closed guard but Hoshino is proving a slippery customer.
Yamamoto looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Yamamoto striking off his back but it's not causing Hoshino any problems.
Yamamoto is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Hoshino is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Yamamoto controls Hoshino momentarily but Hoshino frees himself.
Yamamoto looking for a sweep. Not yet Yamamoto, not yet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Connects with an elbow from the bottom, proving to the judges that he's still active off his back.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Yamamoto closes the distance and clinches up with Hoshino, looking for a takedown. Yamamoto pushes Hoshino against the cage but Hoshino circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Yamamoto swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Yamamoto misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino scores with a body shot.
Kantaro Hoshino is winning the standup battle so far.
Yamamoto lands a nice looking body shot.
Hoshino is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Yamamoto can do to turn this around?
Hoshino swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Hoshino connects with a good right hand that stumbles Yamamoto. Yamamoto circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Yamamoto steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Yamamoto keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Yamamoto takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Hoshino scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Hoshino misses with a looping right.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yamamoto lands a jab.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut. Yamamoto saw that one coming.
Yamamoto slips under a jab from Hoshino.
A countering left hand to the body from Yamamoto misses.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Yamamoto manages to avoid it.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hoshino misses with a hook
and Yamamoto counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Yamamoto manages to avoid it.
Yamamoto changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Hoshino takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Hoshino takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Yamamoto avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Hoshino throws a looping overhand right but Yamamoto ducks down to avoid it.
Hoshino throws an off balance right hand
and Hoshino takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
The fighters circling - Hoshino throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Yamamoto looks to land a right hand but Hoshino moved out of range.
Hoshino throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Yamamoto swings and misses with a hook to the body.
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 Kantaro Hoshino will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. This is the final round!


Yamamoto bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Hoshino's head backwards.
Yamamoto looks to land a left hand but Hoshino moved out of range nicely.
Hoshino waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Yamamoto.
Yamamoto throws a good cross that connects.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Yamamoto thuds a left hand into Hoshino's body.
Hoshino steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Yamamoto.
It looked like Hoshino was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Yamamoto.
Hoshino misses with a hook
and Yamamoto counters with a left to the body.
Hoshino cracks a nice hook into Yamamoto's ribs.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Yamamoto.
Yamamoto scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Yamamoto throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nice body punch from Hoshino.
Yamamoto takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hoshino misses with a hook
and Yamamoto counters with a straight right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino misses the body punch
and Yamamoto counters with a stiff right hand.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Yamamoto is just out of range.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hoshino misses with a straight right.
Hoshino takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Yamamoto swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Hoshino counters with a stiff right hand.
Hoshino dips to his left and cracks Yamamoto with an uppercut!
Yamamoto throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hoshino swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Yamamoto blocks a jab.
Hoshino lands a nice hook to Yamamoto's body. Yamamoto takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Nice defenses there by Yamamoto.
Yamamoto scores with a jab. Hoshino acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Yamamoto does a little dance to reset his feet.
Yamamoto tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Yamamoto fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Hoshino looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Yamamoto scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Hoshino doesn't seem bothered though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Yamamoto looks to score with a jab to the body but Hoshino is just out of range.
Yamamoto connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Yamamoto takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Hoshino displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Yamamoto throws out the jab.
Yamamoto uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hoshino.
Yamamoto changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Yamamoto scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
A slow jab from Hoshino misses its intended target.
Hoshino takes one on the chin but seems OK.
A swing and a miss from Hoshino.
Yamamoto lands a nice hook to Hoshino's body. Hoshino takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Hoshino takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Yamamoto ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hoshino moves away.
Hoshino connects with a body shot that sends Yamamoto's belly button to the back.
Hoshino loads up on a big right hand but Yamamoto slips the punch.
Kantaro Hoshino is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Yamamoto ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Yamamoto appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Yamamoto swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.

Yamamoto drives through with a takedown into Hoshino's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Yamamoto has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Yamamoto is looking to work some ground and pound but Hoshino has wrist control.
Yamamoto works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Yamamoto missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Yamamoto not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Kotetsu Yamamoto has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Hoshino has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Yamamoto is working away from the top position though.
Yamamoto throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Hoshino to regain full guard.
Yamamoto postures up and lands a big shot to Hoshino's brow.
Yamamoto is looking to work some ground and pound but Hoshino has wrist control.
Yamamoto working some strikes from top position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Yamamoto throws a strike but Hoshino rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Kotetsu Yamamoto has got the better of the ground game so far.
Yamamoto tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Yamamoto is still trying to improve position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Yamamoto working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Hoshino doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Hoshino manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Yamamoto is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Yamamoto lands a nice short elbow.
Yamamoto not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kotetsu Yamamoto comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Hoshino has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Robert Douchet scores the fight 28:29
Judge Alec Ball scores the fight 29:29
Judge Dillan Fox scores the fight 29:28

The fight is ruled a draw!
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Event: ABW 56 Vasara - Swift Jr     
Date:   Aug 24, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Yoshi Fujiwara (ranked 4044 p4p, 480 weight class) and Mark Garbut (ranked 5100 p4p, 571 weight class). Yoshi Fujiwara has a significant reach advantage - let's see if he can make it count.

184 cm
20
185 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
171 cm
20
188 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
Good takedowns
Solid boxing
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Basic striking
Tends to cut

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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, 0 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 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Mark Garbut!
The judges for this bout are Tarja Halkonen, Marco Blurström and Johanna Lukiainen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Fujiwara works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.

It looks like Mark Garbut has been cut.
Fujiwara defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Garbut.
Fujiwara just misses with a punch to the body.
Fujiwara takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Fujiwara lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Garbut looks to land a left hand but Fujiwara moved out of range nicely.
Fujiwara lands with a hook. Garbut tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Fujiwara scores with a hook.
Fujiwara dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Garbut takes a jab right on the kisser.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Garbut uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Fujiwara.
Fujiwara bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Garbut's head.

Garbut is rocked!
Fujiwara fakes the body blow, causing Garbut to drop his hands! Left hook to the temple! Garbut goes stiff, and falls face first into the mat. Goodnight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:37 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Yoshi Fujiwara!
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100%

 

Event: FN 10: Mike vs Stiffy     
Date:   Aug 23, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Uncle Acid (ranked 25410 p4p, 841 weight class) and Mitsuo Yoshida (ranked 9073 p4p, 770 weight class). This should be fireworks!

190 cm
25
196 lbs
0 - 4 - 0
175 cm
25
185 lbs
1 - 4 - 0
Decent wrestler
Solid boxing
KO power
BJJ Blue Belt
Basic striking
Knockout power

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Uncle Acid!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Mitsuo Yoshida!
The judges for this bout are Santiago Holmes, Daniel Franklin and Dirk Anderson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Acid takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.

Yoshida closes the distance and pushes Acid back into the cage.
Acid blocks a body shot from Yoshida.
Yoshida misses with some punches.
Acid working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Acid lands an uppercut.
Acid tries a body shot but Yoshida blocks it.
Yoshida tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Acid creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Acid lands a body shot.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Acid.
Yoshida tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Acid pushes Yoshida back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Acid has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Acid scores with a nice hook to the head.
Yoshida's coach down at Play House was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Yoshida's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Acid creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Yoshida misses with some punches.
Acid lands a body shot.
Yoshida looks winded!
Acid digs a right hand underneath Yoshida's ribcage. Yoshida let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Still in the clinch, Acid scores with a nice short uppercut.
A nice left hand lands by Acid.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Acid.
Acid throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Yoshidas head.

Yoshida is rocked!
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Acid.
Yoshida is still on wobbly legs! Can Acid finish him?
Acid has a couple of punches blocked by Yoshida.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Acid misses with a short punch on the inside.
Acid misses with a short punch on the inside.
Acid misses with the head strike.
Yoshida seems to have recovered his senses.
Yoshida's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Acid swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Acid lands a big right hand that drops Yoshida! The killer instinct kicks in and Acid finishes his opponent with a series of strikes from mount. A dominating finish by Acid!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:19 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Uncle Acid!
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
83%

 

Event: StrikeForce Union #74     
Date:   Aug 20, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Akio Mori and Pave Hunt. 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?

184 cm
22
174 lbs
6 - 2 - 0
188 cm
24
180 lbs
14 - 3 - 1
Good wrestling
Dangerous knees
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter

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Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Akio Mori!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Pave Hunt!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Bishop, Sam Margolis and Chris Edwards.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Mori misses with a straight left.
Mori avoids the body shot from Hunt.
Jab, jab by Hunt - just one landing.
Hunt cracks Mori with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Hunt lands with a slapping head kick.
Mori looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Mori slips under a jab from Hunt.
Hunt stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
A swing and a miss from Hunt.
Hunt looks to land a body kick but Mori moved away.
Hunt steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Mori.
Hunt scores with a jab to the body.
Mori stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Hunt.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hunt connects with a leg kick. Mori looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mori loads up on a big right hand but Hunt slips the punch.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Hunt, right into the meat.
Mori on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Hunt. Hunt obviously looking to wear him down.
Mori misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hunt.
We've been informed that Hunt 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.
Hunt ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Mori takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Mori looks to land a left hand but Hunt moved out of range nicely.
Hunt connects with a leg kick. Mori looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Hunt scores with a crisp jab that stopped Mori in his tracks.
Hunt throws a low kick but it's checked well by Mori.
Hunt throws a front kick aimed at Mori's knee but Mori avoids it well.
Mori avoids the body shot from Hunt.
Mori was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hunt fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
A big left from Mori misses.
Hunt is looking to clinch.
Mori swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hunt scores with a shot to the body.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Mori checks a leg kick.
Mori tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Mori throws an overhand right that lands on Hunt's shoulder, as Hunt tries to avoid the shot.
Mori takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Mori swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Mori avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
A bone on bone clash there as Mori blocks the leg kick.
Mori is looking to counter punch.
Hunt fakes the leg kick and cracks Mori in the body.
Hunt jabs at Mori's body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mori checks a leg kick.
Hunt misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Mori.
Hunt scores with a leg kick.
Mori is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Hunt lands with a kick to the temple. Mori shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Mori missing with a left hand there. Hunt was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Mori cracks a nice hook into Hunt's ribs.
Hunt throws a chopping leg kick but Mori manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Hunt slips under a jab.
Hunt chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Hunt ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Hunt gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Mori.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A solid leg kick lands there for Hunt.
A low kick from Hunt misses
and Mori counters with a straight right hand.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Hunt darts in and clinches Mori up against the cage.
Hunt goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Hunt tries to throw a body punch but Mori avoids it by throwing Hunt back against the cage.
Mori prevents a body shot from Hunt.
A bit of stalling here from Mori.
Hunt swings wildly with an uppercut but Mori uses good head movement to avoid it.
Mori is looking to break free of the clinch but Hunt has double underhooks.
Mori blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Hunt digs a right hand into Mori's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Mori's gas tank.
Hunt misses with a punch to the body.
Hunt lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Mori backwards.
Hunt tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Mori's elbow.
Mori has Hunt pushed against the cage.
Hunt working some nice short punches in the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Mori missing with a left hand there. Hunt was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Hunt misses with a hook to the body
and Mori cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Hunt misses with a looping right.
Mori avoids the body shot from Hunt.
Mori takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Mori sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Hunt scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Mori loads up on a big right hand but Hunt slips the punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hunt cracks a nice hook into Mori's ribs.
Mori gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Mori misses the shot to the body.
Hunt bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Mori misses the target.
Sloppy strikes from Hunt. Those never looked like landing.
Mori throws out a loose jab but Hunt uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hunt throws a body punch but Mori moves out of range.
An attempted straight right counter from Mori misses the target.
Hunt feints and then cracks Mori's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Mori down.
Mori takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Pave Hunt seems to be getting the better of the standup.
A shot to the liver by Hunt. Beautiful body shot.
Hunt swings for the body but Mori moves out of range.
Mori misses with an uppercut
letting Hunt counter with a right hand.
Mori uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hunt.
Hunt throws the kick towards the body but Mori avoids it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fighters circling - Hunt throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Hunt jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Mori takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Mori misses with an uppercut. Hunt saw that one coming.
Mori checks a low kick from Hunt.
Mori was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
A head kick misses from Hunt.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hunt connects with a high kick.
Hunt throws a leg kick but Mori sees it coming and moves out of range.
A little feinted left hand from Mori on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Hunt bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Mori takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Hunt misses with a hook
letting Mori counter with a right hand.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hunt scores with a spinning back kick!
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Hunt, right into the meat.
Mori checks the leg kick nicely there.
Hunt takes a swing at Mori's ribcage but misses.
Hunt throws a lazy head kick
letting Mori counter with a right hand.
Hunt lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Hunt throws a shot to the body.
Hunt looks to score with a jab to the body but Mori is just out of range.
Mori throws a hook but Hunt blocks it.
Hunt replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Mori blocks it well.
Mori is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Hunt misses with a looping left.
Mori rushes in with a sloppy looking punch

and Hunt counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Hunt.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hunt softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Hunt struggles to land a body shot inside as Mori controls his hands.
Hunt lands a left hand that snaps the head of Mori backwards.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hunt fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Hunt misses with a punch on the inside.
Hunt misses with a hook to the ribs.
A right hand to the body from Hunt.
Hunt lands with a left to the head.
Hunt tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Mori's elbow.
Hunt can't find room to land a body shot as Mori controls the action.
Hunt keeps control of Mori as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Hunt can't find room to land a body shot as Mori controls the action.
Mori is trying to push Hunt away but Hunt has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Hunt misses with a punch on the inside.
Hunt keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Mori's efforts to push away.
Hunt tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Hunt lands a body punch in the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Pave Hunt showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. And we move into the final round!


Hunt lands a slapping body shot.
Mori will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Hunt throws the kick towards the body but Mori avoids it.
Mori misses with a hook
and Hunt makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Hunt tries to work over Mori's front leg with a kick but Mori checks it.
It looked like Mori wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Mori on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
A big left from Mori misses.
Hunt throws a chopping leg kick but Mori manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
A nice inside leg kick there by Hunt. That's going to slow Mori down.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hunt throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Mori takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Mori throws a hook but Hunt blocks it.
Hunt appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Hunt fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Mori is out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hunt explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Hunt 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 Mori has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Mori and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Mori throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Mori moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromHunt.
Nice body kick there by Hunt.
Mori checks the leg kick.
Mori takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Mori takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Hunt lands a jab to Mori's midsection.
Hunt ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Hunt is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Mori rather than just go for the knockout.
Mori throws a body punch but Hunt moves out of range.
Akio Mori has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hunt ducks under a wild hook from Mori.
Pave Hunt seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nice uppercut there from Hunt.
Hunt misses with a body punch
and Mori counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Hunt lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Mori at a distance.
Mori keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Hunt lands a nice leg kick that just misses Mori's sensitive parts.
Hunt scores with a leg kick.
Hunt moves out of range of the strikes.
Hunt ducks under a wild hook from Mori.
Mori has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Hunt.
Hunt with a nice cross.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A big right from Mori misses.
Hunt throws a lazy body kick
and Mori counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Nice body kick there by Hunt.
Hunt takes a swing at Mori's ribcage but misses.
It looked like Mori wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Hunt keeps Mori at a distance using the push kick.
Mori waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Hunt.
Mori throws a sloppy body shot
and Hunt counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Mori steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Hunt. That one must have hurt.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Hunt uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Mori.
Mori throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Mori darts in and out, connecting with a jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hunt throws a jab when Mori was well out of range.
Hunt slips a jab from Mori.
Mori scores with a hook.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A big right from Hunt misses.
Hunt scoring well with a low kick there.
Hunt scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Hunt connects with a crisp jab.
Hunt misses with a low kick.
Mori takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Hunt displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.

And that's the end of the fight!
Pave Hunt comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Hunt 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 Daniel Bishop scores the fight 27:30
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 27:30
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Pave Hunt!
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: Bushido 65: Wright vs. Darko     
Date:   Aug 19, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Michal Arlovsky and Masa Sanada. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

190 cm
22
178 lbs
5 - 1 - 0
180 cm
22
174 lbs
5 - 0 - 0
Powerful takedowns
Brawler
Very quick
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michal Arlovsky!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Masa Sanada!
The judges for this bout are Taro Takaoka, Yasuomi Hirokawa and Yuuki Gou.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Arlovsky misses with a takedown attempt
letting Sanada counter with a right hand.

It looks like Michal Arlovsky has been cut.
Sanada ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Arlovsky moves away.
Sanada connects with a jab.
Arlovsky looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Arlovsky walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Sanada plants his feet and throws a brutal three punch combo that sends Arlovsky swiftly into unconsciousness! Right, left, right! Boom, boom, boom! Arlovsky face plants, battered and bloodied! He might never be the same again after that finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:20 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Masa Sanada!
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
100%

 

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Uesugi seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.
Francisco on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Francisco tries to get out of the position.
Uesugi is continuing to stall.
Uesugi is looking to stand up but Francisco won't let him.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Henrique Ramos!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kotetsu Yamamoto!
The judges for this bout are William Peck, Elvis Blanc and Robert Douchet.



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yamamoto throws a hook to the side of Ramos's head but Ramos sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Yamamoto throws an overhand right that lands on Ramos's shoulder, as Ramos tries to avoid the shot.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Yamamoto throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
As Yamamoto backs away, Ramos returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Yamamoto throws an overhand right that lands on Ramos's shoulder, as Ramos tries to avoid the shot.
Ramos looks to land a left hand but Yamamoto moved out of range nicely.
Ramos misses with a left hand

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

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge William Peck scores the fight 28:29
Judge Elvis Blanc scores the fight 27:30
Judge Robert Douchet scores the fight 27:30

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

Kotetsu Yamamoto took some time post fight to say the following; 'We are NJPW!!!'.
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FIGHT
RATING
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