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Event: GPG 38     
Date:   Jun 16, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Evan Glascoe (ranked 4181 p4p, 450 weight class) and Mitsu Nagai (ranked 4220 p4p, 452 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

196 cm
23
200 lbs
3 - 5 - 0
185 cm
21
189 lbs
2 - 2 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent MT
Very quick
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Evan Glascoe!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Mitsu Nagai!
The judges for this bout are Sergei Dronov, Ivan Kurochkin and Vladimir Khabensky.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nagai throws a low kick but Glascoe avoids it.
Nagai misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Glascoe.
Glascoe half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Nagai throws a quick inside leg kick.
Nagai staying out of range there.
Nagai is looking to chop away at Glascoe's legs.
Glascoe throws a quick counter kick to the body but Nagai avoids it.
Nagai ducks under a wild hook from Glascoe.
Nagai throws a leg kick but Glascoe checks it.
Nagai throws a nice outside leg kick.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Glascoe.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nagai thumps Glascoe with a low kick.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Nagai.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Nagai gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Nagai blocks a body shot from Glascoe.
Nagai tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Nagai misses with a body punch.
Nagai tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Glascoe's elbow.
Glascoe lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Glascoe is working for takedown but Nagai is calmly controlling the position for now.
Glascoe tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Nagai just stands there and leans against the cage.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Evan Glascoe. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Nagai lands a body punch in the clinch.
Nagai misses with a short punch on the inside.
Nagai softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Nagai lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Nagai lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Nagai scores with a shoulder strike.
Nagai throws a head punch that misses.
Glascoe tries for a takedown but Nagai manages to get underhooks.
Nagai lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Nagai is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Nagai stalls.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nagai lands a left hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Glascoe tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Glascoe tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Nagai's elbow.
Still in the clinch, Glascoe scores with a nice short uppercut.
Glascoe misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Nagai.
Nagai has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Glascoe seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Nagai can turn it around.
Nagai doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Nagai working aggressively here.
Glascoe tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Nagai's elbow.
Nagai stops a takedown attempt from Glascoe.
Nagai lands an uppercut.
Nagai lands with a short head shot on the inside.
The referee calls for Glascoe to work.
A left hand lands to the body for Nagai.
Nagai lands a nice uppercut.
Glascoe tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Nagai gets underhooks to prevent Glascoe's takedown attempt.
Glascoe wants to take the fight to the mat but Nagai manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Glascoe is breathing heavily.
Glascoe jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Nagai walks away with a smile on his face. Glascoe gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Both fighters circling a little - Nagai finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Nagai ducks down and throws a hook to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nagai lands a nice leg kick that just misses Glascoe's sensitive parts.
Nagai tries to work over Glascoe's front leg with a kick but Glascoe checks it.
Nagai misses with a body kick.
Nagai avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Glascoe avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Glascoe is looking to counter with head kicks.
Nagai looks to land a right hand but Glascoe moved out of range.
That kick from Nagai tenderised Glascoe's leg. Glascoe is trying to keep his angry face on.
Nagai keeps Glascoe at a distance using the push kick.
Nagai throws a body kick that misses.
Glascoe tries to counter with a takedown but Nagai is quick to defend against it.
Nagai scores with a leg kick.
Nagai scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Glascoe gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Nagai.
Glascoe tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Glascoe throws a jab but it's blocked by Nagai.
Glascoe avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Glascoe is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Glascoe with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Nagai to score with a decent uppercut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Nagai throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Glascoe fires out a quick counter leg kick but Nagai just manages to avoid it.
Nice shot lands for Nagai.
A slapping leg kick lands for Nagai.
Nagai throws a leg kick but Glascoe sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Glascoe takes one to the side of the head.
Glascoe gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Nagai misses with a kick to the body.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Nagai.
Nagai is looking to chop away at Glascoe's legs.
Glascoe fires out a quick counter leg kick but Nagai just manages to avoid it.
Nagai lands with a thumping leg kick.
Nagai throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
An attempted straight right counter from Glascoe misses the target.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Glascoe.
Glascoe bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Good work by Glascoe as he checks the leg kick.
Nagai fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Glascoe.
A leg kick checked by Glascoe.
Glascoe tries to counter with a takedown but Nagai is quick to defend against it.
Nagai connects with a leg kick. Glascoe looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nagai's jab looks to have found its range, popping Glascoe under the eye.
Nagai smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Nagai looks for the body kick but Glascoe saw that one coming.
Nagai tries to land a leg kick but Glascoe saw it coming and moves away.
Glascoe appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Mitsu Nagai is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Nagai gets off balance looking for a body kick

and Glascoe counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Nagai!
Nagai can't do much from the bottom here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Glascoe works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.

Glascoe tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Glascoe has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Nagai is trying to improve his position.
Glascoe will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Glascoe trying to control the position but Nagai is working away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nagai wants to control but Glascoe postures up.
Nagai tries to improve position but can't.
Nagai gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Nagai is looking for a sweep. Glascoe is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Nagai is trying to maintain the position but Glascoe is very close to passing his half guard.
Nagai wants to get back to full guard.

Glascoe is looking for a kimura but Nagai is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Glascoe to get the leverage.
Nagai keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Nagai pushes Glascoe off looking to stand but Glascoe dives back in and keeps control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nagai trying to control here.
Glascoe takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Nagai wants to get back to full guard.
Glascoe is thwarting Nagai's attempts to control the position.
Glascoe trying to mount his opponent but Nagai defends it.
Nagai is trying to control but can't.
Nagai is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Glascoe has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Glascoe not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Glascoe seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Nagai does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Nagai wants to control but Glascoe is keeping busy.
Glascoe prevents Nagai from improving his position.
Nagai keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Nagai is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Nagai moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Nagai is trying to control the position from the bottom.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Nagai fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Glascoe is out of range.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Nagai, right into the meat.
Glascoe shoots in but Nagai avoids the takedown attempt easily.
A head kick misses from Nagai.
Nagai jabs Glascoe to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Good standup being displayed there by Nagai as he connects with a hook.
Nagai scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nagai throws a big shot that misses.
Glascoe appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Nagai 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 Glascoe has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Glascoe and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Nagai uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Glascoe.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Glascoe chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Nagai can pounce on him.
Nagai throws a push kick but Glascoe slaps the foot to one side.
Nagai thows a body kick. Glascoe tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Nagai comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Nagai throws a leg kick

and Glascoe counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Nagai controls Glascoe momentarily but Glascoe frees himself.
Glascoe is fighting to break Nagai's control of his arms but Nagai is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Nagai has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nagai is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Nagai seems keen to control Glascoe's posture.
Nagai trying to keep a closed guard but Glascoe is proving a slippery customer.
Nagai wants to stand and escape but Glascoe is having none of it.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Nagai throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Glascoe tries to counter with a takedown but Nagai is quick to defend against it.
Nagai tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Glascoe paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Nagai moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Glascoe takes a shot to the body in his stride.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nagai cracks Glascoe with an open hand slap.
A low kick from Nagai is predictable there

and Glascoe counters with a takedown into side control.

Nagai bucks up and manages to escape back to his feet!
Glascoe moves out of range of the body kick.
Glascoe tries to counter with a takedown but Nagai is quick to defend against it.
Nagai pushes Glascoe away with a front kick.
Evan Glascoe has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Glascoe takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Glascoe misses with a body kick.
Nagai jabs Glascoe to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Glascoe keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Nagai.
Glascoe drops down looking for a counter takedown but Nagai sprawls and moves away.
A head kick misses from Nagai.
Mitsu Nagai 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.
Nagai looks for the body kick but Glascoe saw that one coming.
Nagai looking to land some kicks to the body here.
An inside leg kick lands from Nagai.
Glascoe swats away the attempt to clinch by Nagai.
Nagai with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Nagai connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Glascoe takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Glascoe pushes Nagai away with a front kick.

And that's the end of the fight!
Mitsu Nagai comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Nagai 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 Sergei Dronov scores the fight 27:30
Judge Ivan Kurochkin scores the fight 27:30
Judge Vladimir Khabensky scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Mitsu Nagai!
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
49%

 

Event: GPG 38     
Date:   Jun 16, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Harry Winks (ranked 3956 p4p, 436 weight class) and Nobu Sanada (ranked 4410 p4p, 473 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

180 cm
22
170 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
175 cm
21
159 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Powerful

Urban Fighter

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Harry Winks!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Nobu Sanada!
The judges for this bout are Konstantin Menshow, Aleksandr Martynov and Sergei Dronov.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Sanada gets a clinch.
Sanada blocks an uppercut.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Winks.
Winks has a couple of punches blocked by Sanada.
Sanada has a couple of punches blocked by Winks.
Winks can't find room to land a body shot as Sanada controls the action.
Winks lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Sanada backwards.
Sanada misses with the head strike.
Sanada misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Winks blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Winks lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Winks blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Winks tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Sanada.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Winks.
Winks taking a breather.
Winks slows down the pace here.
A right handed body shot lands from Sanada.
Sanada misses with a hook from the clinch.
Sanada tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Sanada struggles to land a body shot inside as Winks controls his hands.
Winks lands a right hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Both fighters working to control the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sanada throws a head punch that misses.
Sanada misses with a punch to the body.
Sanada tries to stall but Winks uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Sanada misses with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Winks fails to land.
Winks tries to stall but Sanada uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Winks lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Winks presses Sanada against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Sanada is working Winks over against the cage.
Winks tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Winks lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Winks lands a nice shot to the body.
Our sources have told us that Winks has been working on his elbows in the gym.
Winks scores with a nice hook to the head.
Winks lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Winks lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Sanada.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Winks.

Sanada is rocked!
Sanada has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Winks seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Sanada can turn it around.
Winks lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Sanada backwards.
Sanada is still on wobbly legs! Can Winks finish him?
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A short uppercut from Winks.
Sanada has a couple of punches blocked by Winks.
Winks presses Sanada against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Winks blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Winks lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Sanada backwards.
Sanada misses with a short punch on the inside.
Winks lands on the inside with an uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sanada tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Winks's elbow.
Winks lands a right hand.
Winks throws a big uppercut that drops Sanada! More strikes from Winks and the referee jumps in to stop the fight! Sanada lies dazed against the cage as Winks celebrates with his cornermen!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:14 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Harry Winks!
A very excited looking Harry Winks rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.
S C
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G S C
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
63%

 

Event: Beach Fights Blow Out     
Date:   Jun 15, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Jay Black (ranked 2655 p4p, 241 weight class) and Hiroshi Kawanabe (ranked 2671 p4p, 243 weight class). Hiroshi Kawanabe has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

167 cm
26
145 lbs
3 - 3 - 0
172 cm
26
145 lbs
4 - 4 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Solid boxing
Big heart
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Knockout power

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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 3 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Jay Black!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Hiroshi Kawanabe!
The judges for this bout are Michael Johnstone, Winston Alpacca and Sandra Marshall.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kawanabe tries to close the distance and clinch but Black swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Kawanabe slips under a jab.
Black lands with a right hand.
A slow jab from Black misses its intended target.
Kawanabe lands with a good body shot.
Kawanabe ducks under a wild hook from Black.
A slow jab from Black misses its intended target.
Kawanabe is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Kawanabe uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Black.
Black looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Kawanabe throws an overhand right that lands on Black's shoulder, as Black tries to avoid the shot.

Black has taken the fight to the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Black prevents a body shot from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Black misses with the head strike.
Black is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Black lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Kawanabe misses with a body punch.
Black has a couple of punches blocked by Kawanabe.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Black.
Kawanabe holding his opponent close, against the cage.
Black lands with a short shot to the head.
Black misses with a punch on the inside.
Kawanabe misses with the head strike.
Black swings wildly with an uppercut but Kawanabe uses good head movement to avoid it.
Black is looking to control Kawanabe's arms but Kawanabe gets an underhook and turns him. Now Black has his back to the cage.
Kawanabe lands a shoulder strike.
Black lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Black looking to stall.
Kawanabe swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kawanabe blocking some punches.
Kawanabe has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Black seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Kawanabe can turn it around.
Kawanabe blocking some punches.
Kawanabe lands a right hand.
Nice body punch from Kawanabe - that landed with a thud.
Kawanabe misses with a hook from the clinch.
Black scores with a shoulder strike.
Black swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kawanabe fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Black is trying to break free.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Black has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Black blocks an uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Black misses with a punch on the inside.
Kawanabe stalling.
A head punch on the inside from Black fails to land.
Black looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Black can't break the clinch.
Kawanabe tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Black's elbow.
Black throws a punch but it's blocked by Kawanabe.
Kawanabe tries a body shot but Black blocks it.
Kawanabe misses with a punch on the inside.
Black misses with a hook from the clinch.
Kawanabe tries a body shot but Black blocks it.
Black tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A shot in the inside from Kawanabe.
A shot in the inside from Kawanabe.
A head punch on the inside from Kawanabe fails to land.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Kawanabe.
Black fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Kawanabe creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Kawanabe blocks an uppercut.
Black misses with a punch on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Black misses with some punches.
Black throws a punch but it's blocked by Kawanabe.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Black.
Kawanabe lands with a short shot to the head.
Kawanabe doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Kawanabe gets through Black's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Kawanabe blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kawanabe softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Kawanabe lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Kawanabe lands a left hand that snaps the head of Black backwards.

Black is rocked!
Kawanabe misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Oh Black is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Black tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Black seems to have got his legs back now.
Kawanabe misses with a punch to the body.
Kawanabe is pushing Black up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Kawanabe misses with a punch on the inside.
Kawanabe lands a right hand that snaps the head of Black backwards.
Black makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
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!
Black working aggressively here.
Black misses with some punches.
Kawanabe tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Black prevents a body shot from Kawanabe.
Black throws a head punch that misses.
Black throws a head punch that misses.
Kawanabe avoiding damage.
Kawanabe lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Black backwards.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Black.
Kawanabe goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Kawanabe scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Black fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Black misses with a punch on the inside.
Kawanabe lands a left hand.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Black misses with a punch on the inside.
Black misses with a punch on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kawanabe.
Black working aggressively here.
Kawanabe misses with a body punch.
Kawanabe lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Black backwards.
Nice body punch from Kawanabe - that landed with a thud.
Kawanabe is leaning against Black and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Black lands a hook that snaps the head of Kawanabe backwards.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hiroshi Kawanabe dominated that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Kawanabe takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Black looks to throw the jab but Kawanabe is out of range.

Black clinches up against the cage.
Kawanabe throws a head punch that misses.
Kawanabe blocks an uppercut.
Kawanabe blocks an uppercut.
Black pushes Kawanabe back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Kawanabe blocking some punches.
Black lands a shoulder strike.
Black misses with a short punch on the inside.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Kawanabe.
Black swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hiroshi Kawanabe seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Kawanabe tries to throw a body punch but Black avoids it by throwing Kawanabe back against the cage.
Kawanabe blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kawanabe has a couple of punches blocked by Black.
Kawanabe lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Black or not.
Kawanabe displaying some good clinch control by pressing Black up against the cage.
A short right from Kawanabe.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Still in the clinch, Kawanabe scores with a nice short uppercut.
Black blocks an uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kawanabe lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Kawanabe can't find room to land a body shot as Black controls the action.
Black takes a shot to the head.
Nice body punch from Kawanabe - that landed with a thud.
Black misses with the head strike.
Black lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Black blocks an uppercut.
Kawanabe can't find room to land a body shot as Black controls the action.
Kawanabe throws a head punch that misses.
Kawanabe misses with a punch to the body.
Kawanabe lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Black blocks an uppercut.
Kawanabe lands with a left to the head.
Kawanabe lands a body shot in the clinch.
Good body shot from Kawanabe.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Kawanabe lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kawanabe misses with a punch on the inside.
Kawanabe makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Black lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Kawanabe 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.
Black swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kawanabe misses with the head strike.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Black working aggressively here.
A right hand to the body from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe stalling in the clinch.
A nice left hand lands by Kawanabe.
Kawanabe lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Black working aggressively here.
Black fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Kawanabe working aggressively here.
Black swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Black misses with the head strike.
Kawanabe blocks an uppercut.
A body shot lands from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Black's elbow.
Kawanabe pushes Black back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Kawanabe blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kawanabe working aggressively here.
Kawanabe lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Black backwards.
Kawanabe lands a hook that snaps the head of Black backwards.
Black blocking some punches.
Black swings away with an uppercut that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kawanabe.
Black blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kawanabe misses with a hook to the ribs.
A head punch on the inside from Black fails to land.
Kawanabe scores with a hook to the body.
Kawanabe lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Black backwards.
Kawanabe lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Kawanabe lands a body shot.
Black misses with a hook from the clinch.
Kawanabe scores with a nice hook to the head.
Kawanabe lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Kawanabe lands a hook to the side of the head.
Black tries to break free but Kawanabe pushes him back against the cage.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Kawanabe.
Nice body punch from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kawanabe presses Black against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Kawanabe lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Kawanabe unloads with a big right hand that wobbles Black! He's leaning against the cage trying to keep his feet but Kawanabe is unloading with more strikes now! Black drops to his knees and the referee stops the fight for a TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:57 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Hiroshi Kawanabe!
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
75%

 

Event: SyFi 62     
Date:   Jun 10, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Koichi Kamei (ranked 4720 p4p, 503 weight class) and Aie Thai (ranked 23220 p4p, 711 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

182 cm
20
159 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
182 cm
21
160 lbs
0 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Big heart
BJJ Blue Belt
Solid Muay Thai
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Koichi Kamei!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Aie Thai!
The judges for this bout are Topper Green, Steve Erwin and Eliza Hachem.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Thai wants to clinch up but Kamei keeps it at a distance.
Thai wants to clinch up but Kamei keeps it at a distance.
Thai slips a straight right by Kamei.
Thai's coach down at Sydney Combat Method was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Thai's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Kamei scores with a hook to the body. Thai takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Thai doesn't manage to clinch there - Kamei circles away.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Thai 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 Kamei has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Kamei and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
An attempted straight right counter from Kamei misses the target.
Thai throws a jab but it's blocked by Kamei.
Thai throws a sloppy head kick and Kamei moves out of range easily.
Kamei scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Thai has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.

It looks like Aie Thai has been cut.
Kamei connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Thai keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Thai tries to close the distance and clinch but Kamei swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Kamei appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Kamei throws a right and a left that Thai avoids nicely.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kamei scores with a nice head shot.
A slow jab from Kamei misses its intended target.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Thai scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Kamei doesn't seem bothered though.
Kamei misses the jab.
Kamei throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Thai on the side of the head.
Aie Thai seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Thai tries to clinch but Kamei is having none of it.
Thai swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Kamei avoids the head kick by Thai.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kamei ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Thai moves away.
Thai slips a jab from Kamei.
Jab by Kamei.
Thai pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Kamei keeps the fight on the outside.
Kamei is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Thai.
Thai throws a wild body kick that Kamei sees coming a mile off.
Thai connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Thai tries to clinch but Kamei moves away
and Kamei counters with a nice body shot.
Thai throws a half hearted mid kick.
Kamei throws a series of punches but Thai avoids them all with ease.
Kamei swats away the attempt to clinch by Thai.
Kamei fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Thai looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Thai misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kamei.
Thai misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Thai closes the distance looking to clinch
and Kamei cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kamei throws a hook but Thai avoids it easily.
Thai shapes to counter with a head kick.
Kamei misses with a straight left.
Kamei fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Thai looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
The fight stays on the outside here - Thai looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Kamei misses with a hook.
Thai attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Kamei just misses with a punch to the body.
Thai tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Kamei counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Kamei lands with a cross.
Thai throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kamei keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kamei checks a leg kick.
Kamei lands a really nice looking cross but Thai seems unphased.
Thai misses with a head kick.
Thai uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kamei.
Kamei jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.

Thai is rocked!
BOOM! Kamei lands a beautiful left hook that drops Thai. Thai tries to recover but Kamei is having none of it, landing more punishing shots from mount. One final crushing shot and Thai lies motionless on the canvas. The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Koichi Kamei!
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
63%

 

Event: MMAHelsinki - 181     
Date:   Jun 09, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Masa Sanada (ranked 149 p4p, 26 weight class) and Mat Diaz (ranked 185 p4p, 34 weight class). Diaz has chosen I Got Five On It as his entrance music. There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.

180 cm
25
174 lbs
12 - 1 - 1
180 cm
30
184 lbs
16 - 8 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Good gas tank

Aspire Clothing
Urban Fighter

Aspire Clothing
Bullet Proof System



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 12 wins, 1 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Masa Sanada!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Mat Diaz!
The judges for this bout are Roosa Järviläinen, Ben Zyskovitsi and Anni Minnemäki.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sanada slips under a jab from Diaz.
Diaz steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Sanada.
Diaz shapes to counter with a head kick.
Sanada misses the shot to the body.
A big right from Diaz misses.
Sanada swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Diaz misses with a hook
and Sanada cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Sanada with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Diaz throws a head kick but Sanada moves out of range.
Sanada misses with an uppercut. Diaz saw that one coming.
Sanada clobbers Diaz with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Diaz scores with a sloppy right hand. Sanada should have avoided that one.
Sanada ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Sanada throwing a counter right hand but Diaz manages to avoid it.
Jab from Sanada.
Diaz scores with the left hand. Sanada knows he should have avoided that one.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Diaz lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Sanada slips a straight right by Diaz.

Diaz manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Sanada on his heels. He'll look to pass Sanada's guard now, I'm sure.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sanada pulls Diaz in close to prevent any damage.
Diaz lands a couple of elbows.
Sanada thows some rabbit punches from the bottom but they don't do any damage.
Diaz slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.
Diaz throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Sanada is pulling down on Diaz's head to control his posture.
Diaz throws a big right hand that misses.
Sanada is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Diaz working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Sanada working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Diaz.
Diaz engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Diaz being controlled here momentarily.
Diaz lands a couple of elbows.
Sanada trying to control the position here.
Sanada looking to control.
Sanada controlling the position.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sanada keeping moving, preventing Diaz from controlling successfully.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Sanada takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
A jab from Sanada misses.
Diaz misses the shot to the body.
Diaz misses the jab.
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.
Diaz throws a lazy right hand but Sanada sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Sanada throwing a counter right hand but Diaz manages to avoid it.
Diaz changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Diaz ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Diaz throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Sanada moves out of range as Diaz strikes.
Diaz thows a left - swing and a miss!
Diaz just misses with a punch to the body.
Diaz misses with a hook
and Sanada counters with a lovely straight right hand!

Sanada tries to sprawl but Diaz drives through with a takedown into half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Diaz missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Sanada is trying is best to control the position here.
Diaz has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Diaz is trying to advance to mount but he's lost his balance and Sanada reverses the position - he's now on top in Diaz's guard.
Sanada pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Diaz is keeping the position for now.
Sanada slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Sanada has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Mat Diaz dominated that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Sanada defending well as Diaz loads up on a big left hand.
Sanada is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Diaz has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Diaz bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Sanada's head backwards.
Diaz misses with a left hand
enabling Sanada to counter with a crisp jab.

It looks like Mat Diaz has been cut.
Mat Diaz seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Diaz scores with a nice strike.
Horrible takedown attempt by Diaz or perhaps it was just good defense by Sanada, which made it look bad.
Diaz scores with a one two! Sanada had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Diaz is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Sanada.
Sanada throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diaz lands with a straight right. Sanada didn't see that one coming.
Sanada is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Sanada takes a jab right on the kisser.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Sanada looks to land a right hand but Diaz moved out of range.

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

Diaz is rocked!
Mat Diaz seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Diaz just misses with a punch to the body.
Diaz is still on wobbly legs! Can Sanada finish him?

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sanada lands a slapping body shot.
Diaz misses with an uppercut

and Sanada counters with a crisp right hand that drops Diaz! Sanada lets Diaz back up to his feet, looking for a finish!
Diaz throws a jab when Sanada was well out of range.
Diaz avoids the body shot from Sanada.
Diaz throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Diaz looks up at the clock. Bad move! Sanada lands a right hand from hell, dropping Diaz. Sanada pounces and finishes the fight with a flurry of punches and elbows.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:26 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Masa Sanada!
Masa Sanada very nearly forgot to thank Aspire Clothing amongst all the excitement of his win but just as the interview came to a close, he screamed their name. Hopefully he'll get a few nice freebies in the mail as a thank you.
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
57%

 

Event: Bedlum by the Beach     
Date:   Jun 01, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Timur Lenk (ranked 3559 p4p, 301 weight class) and Hiroshi Kawanabe (ranked 1889 p4p, 199 weight class). Hiroshi Kawanabe has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

169 cm
25
155 lbs
3 - 2 - 0
172 cm
26
145 lbs
4 - 3 - 0
BJJ White Belt
Solid boxing
Very strong
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Knockout power

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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 3 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Timur Lenk!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Hiroshi Kawanabe!
The judges for this bout are David Hoff, Santiago Holmes and Michael Johnstone.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Some wild striking there from Lenk.
Lenk swings wildly with a couple of big hooks

and Kawanabe counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Kawanabe.
Good body shot from Lenk.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Lenk.
Kawanabe taking a breather.
Kawanabe tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kawanabe fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A short right from Lenk.
Lenk lands a nice uppercut.
Lenk definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Lenk.
Lenk tries to throw a body punch but Kawanabe avoids it by throwing Lenk back against the cage.
Kawanabe lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Lenk backwards.
Lenk scores with a nice hook to the head.
Lenk doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Kawanabe swings wildly with an uppercut but Lenk uses good head movement to avoid it.
Good body shot from Lenk.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kawanabe misses with a short punch on the inside.
A short right from Lenk on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lenk prevents a body shot from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe tries to throw a body punch but Lenk avoids it by throwing Kawanabe back against the cage.
Kawanabe fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Lenk struggles to land a body shot inside as Kawanabe controls his hands.
Lenk is working Kawanabe over against the cage.
Lenk misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Kawanabe working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Lenk tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kawanabe's elbow.
Kawanabe scores with an uppercut up the middle.
A right hook to the body lands for Lenk.
A left hand lands to the body for Lenk.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Kawanabe as Lenk tries to tie him up.
Kawanabe tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Lenk's elbow.
Lenk throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Lenk misses with a punch to the body.
Kawanabe is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Lenk blocks a body shot from Kawanabe.
Good body shot from Lenk.
Kawanabe struggles to land a body shot inside as Lenk controls his hands.
Kawanabe tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kawanabe tries to work over Lenk's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Lenk tries a body shot but Kawanabe blocks it.
Kawanabe misses with a body punch.
A shot in the inside from Lenk.
Kawanabe fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Lenk lands a shoulder strike.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A quick uppercut on the inside from Lenk.
Nice body punch from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe tries to throw a body punch but Lenk avoids it by throwing Kawanabe back against the cage.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Lenk.
Lenk lands a nice shot to the body.
Lenk is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Kawanabe is defending well for now.
A short body shot lands from Lenk as the two fighters clinch.
Kawanabe looks winded!
Kawanabe throws a head punch that misses.
Lenk tries to stall but Kawanabe uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Lenk prevents a body shot from Kawanabe.
Lenk can't find room to land a body shot as Kawanabe controls the action.
Lenk digs a right hand underneath Kawanabe's ribcage. Kawanabe let out a lung full of air as it connected.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kawanabe.
Kawanabe stalls.
Kawanabe throws a head punch that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lenk is working Kawanabe over against the cage.
Kawanabe tries to work over Lenk's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Kawanabe misses with some punches.
Lenk tries to throw a body punch but Kawanabe avoids it by throwing Lenk back against the cage.
Kawanabe misses with some punches.
Lenk lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Lenk pushes Kawanabe back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Kawanabe misses with the head strike.
Kawanabe prevents a body shot from Lenk.
Lenk misses with a punch to the body.
Lenk dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Kawanabe fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Kawanabe working aggressively here.

Lenk breaks from the clinch.
Lenk getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Lenk scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Kawanabe doesn't seem bothered though.
A jab from Lenk misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Lenk throws a perfectly timed hook that sends Kawanabe crashing down! Kawanabe tries to stagger back to his feet but Lenk just hammers him until the ref stops the fight! A confused Kawanabe asks the ref what just happened. Poor fella.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:08 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Timur Lenk!
Timur Lenk thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
51%

 

Event: GPG 35     
Date:   May 26, 2018

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between David Orston (ranked 3583 p4p, 470 weight class) and Tomomi Tsuruta (ranked 3199 p4p, 427 weight class). Tomomi Tsuruta is the more experienced fighter, so let's see if that makes a difference tonight.

210 cm
23
205 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
192 cm
22
209 lbs
2 - 2 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
World class MT
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

Zenith Nutrition (160q/$200)

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, David Orston!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Tomomi Tsuruta!
The judges for this bout are Aleksandr Martynov, Aleksei Zolotukhin and Sergei Dronov.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A big left from Orston misses.
Orston really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Tsuruta misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Orston.
A quick step to the side and Orston tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Tsuruta lands with a nice combination. Orston backs away looking to recover.
Orston slips under a jab.
Orston pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Tsuruta keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Nice shot by Orston.
Orston throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Orston moves out of range of the strikes.
Orston thinks about countering with a body kick.
Tsuruta throws a looping overhand right but Orston ducks down to avoid it.
Orston looks to land a left hand but Tsuruta moved out of range nicely.
Tsuruta ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Tsuruta keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Tsuruta throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Orston attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Tsuruta takes a jab right on the kisser.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Orston keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Tsuruta misses with the combination.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Orston lands a head kick. Tsuruta smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Tsuruta blocks a head kick by Orston.
Orston throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Orston lands a nice leg kick that just misses Tsuruta's sensitive parts.
Tsuruta ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Tsuruta cracks Orston with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Tsuruta throws a right hand that misses
and Orston counters with a straight right hand.
Tsuruta misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Orston.
Orston ducks under a wild hook from Tsuruta.
Orston is looking to counter with head kicks.
Orston connects with a crisp jab.
Orston tries a low kick but Tsuruta avoids it.
Orston finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Tsuruta throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Tsuruta lands a body shot.
Tomomi Tsuruta seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Tsuruta misses the jab.
Tsuruta cracks Orston with an open hand slap.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Orston lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Tsuruta works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
A low kick from Orston is predictable there
and Tsuruta counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Orston takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Orston uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Tsuruta.
Orston is looking for a counter combo.
Tsuruta throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Tsuruta chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Orston can pounce on him.
Orston 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.
Orston 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.
Orston tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Orston cracks Tsuruta with an open hand slap.
Orston takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Orston throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Tsuruta has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Tsuruta there as he acknowledges the shot.
Orston slips under a jab.
It appears Orston was looking to counter with a kick there.
Tsuruta chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Orston can pounce on him.
Tsuruta throws a body punch but Orston moves out of range.
Tsuruta scores with a body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Orston slips a jab from Tsuruta.
Orston throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Tsuruta throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Orston sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Orston half committed to a counter leg kick.
Orston cracks the inside of Tsuruta's front leg.
Tsuruta swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Tsuruta misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Orston.
Tsuruta is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Orston rather than just go for the knockout.
Orston misses with a kick to the body.
Tsuruta is looking for the big counter here.
Orston throws a front kick that sends Tsuruta stumbling back into the cage.
Some wild striking there from Tsuruta.
Tsuruta checks a low kick from Orston.
Orston throws a leg kick but Tsuruta checks it.
Tsuruta throws a body shot but no joy.
Orston dips to his left and cracks Tsuruta with an uppercut!
Orston throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Nice straight punches there by Orston. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Orston.
Tsuruta misses with a right hand
enabling Orston to counter with a crisp jab.

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!
Tsuruta fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Orston throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Tsuruta smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Tsuruta lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Orston circles away quickly and effectively.
Orston ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Tsuruta moves away.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Tsuruta! But no joy.
Orston throws a front kick aimed at Tsuruta's knee but Tsuruta avoids it well.
Orston is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Orston keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
The fighters circling - Tsuruta throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Tsuruta throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Orston counters with a low kick, right behind Tsuruta 's knee.
Tsuruta misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Orston.
Tsuruta thows a left - swing and a miss!
Orston is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Orston dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Tsuruta. That did some damage!
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Tsuruta with a jab.
Orston uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Tsuruta.
Tsuruta keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Orston.
Orston tries to land a leg kick but Tsuruta saw it coming and moves away.
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 David Orston will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Tsuruta tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Orston was well out of range. Poor timing from Tsuruta.
Orston takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Orston attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Orston misses with a head kick.
Orston uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Tsuruta.
Tsuruta swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Orston fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Tsuruta throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Tsuruta checks a leg kick nicely.
Sloppy strikes from Tsuruta. Those never looked like landing.
Orston keeps Tsuruta at a distance using the push kick.
Tsuruta moves out of range of the body kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tsuruta fails to land with a series of punches.
Orston throws a poor cross that misses
and Tsuruta connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Orston throws a hook but Tsuruta blocks it.
Tsuruta doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Orston getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Tsuruta ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Orston moves away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Orston ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Tsuruta looks to score with a jab to the body but Orston is just out of range.
Orston takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Tsuruta slips a straight right by Orston.
Tsuruta throws a hook to the side of Orston's head but Orston sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Tsuruta lands the left hand.
Orston motions for Tsuruta to come forward. Orston throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Tsuruta fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Orston manages to avoid it.
Orston appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Tsuruta lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Tsuruta.
Orston lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Tsuruta just misses with a punch to the body.
Tomomi Tsuruta seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Orston throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Orston lands a high kick!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Orston misses with a body kick.
Orston throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Tsuruta scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
A jab from Tsuruta misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tsuruta cracks Orston with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Orston throws a nice looking combination but Tsuruta bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Tsuruta takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Tsuruta misses with a jab, cross combination.
Tsuruta misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Orston makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Tsuruta takes a swing at Orston's ribcage but misses.

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

Tsuruta is rocked!
Orston jabs Tsuruta to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Tsuruta is still on wobbly legs! Can Orston finish him?
Tsuruta is breathing heavily.
Orston shakes his hands by his side, trying to relax. Tsuruta takes his eyes off the ball for a moment - Orston sees the opportunity and cracks him with a massive hook! Tsuruta bends double and collapses on top of himself - he's out! The crowd are going absolutely nuts! Wow, what a knockout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:36 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). David Orston!
An out of breath David Orston thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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RATING
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Event: ABW 133 Lopez- Uesugi     
Date:   May 24, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Nate Lopez (ranked 257 p4p, 38 weight class) and Kagekatsu Uesugi (ranked 472 p4p, 64 weight class). Buckle up people - heeeeeeeeeere we go!

183 cm
23
175 lbs
5 - 0 - 0
182 cm
24
174 lbs
9 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

Sully's Bar & Grill

RAGS of a RONIN



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 5 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Nate Lopez!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kagekatsu Uesugi!
The judges for this bout are Anni Minnemäki, Matti Vanhoillinen and Johanna Lukiainen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Uesugi misses with a straight right.
Uesugi throws a poor cross that misses
and Lopez counters with a left to the body.
Lopez takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Uesugi misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Lopez.

Lopez takes the fight into the clinch.
Uesugi blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A short right from Uesugi on the inside.
Lopez gets through Uesugi's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A head punch on the inside from Lopez fails to land.
Still in the clinch, Lopez scores with a nice short uppercut.
Uesugi tries to stall but Lopez uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Lopez is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Uesugi to keep the fight standing.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Lopez.

Lopez escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Lopez throws an overhand right that lands on Uesugi's shoulder, as Uesugi tries to avoid the shot.
Uesugi misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Uesugi takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Lopez fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Uesugi manages to avoid it.
A telegraphed right hand from Lopez misses the target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Uesugi misses with a straight left.
Uesugi swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Lopez cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Uesugi scores with a body shot.
Uesugi misses with a body shot
and Lopez counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Lopez looks to land a left hand but Uesugi moved out of range nicely.
Uesugi throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kagekatsu Uesugi seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Lopez tries to move into range but Uesugi moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Lopez has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Top Dawg in the buildup to the fight.
Uesugi lands a jab to Lopez's midsection.
Lopez moves out of range of the strikes.
A shot to the body from Uesugi misses
enabling Lopez to counter with a crisp jab.
Uesugi is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Lopez rather than just go for the knockout.
Lopez misses the body punch
and Uesugi counters with a stiff right hand.
Uesugi throws a right hand that misses
and Lopez counters with a left to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Uesugi throws a lazy right hand but Lopez sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Lopez ducks under a wild hook from Uesugi.
Lopez appears to be looking for a big counter.
Lopez keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Uesugi with a jab.
Lopez keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Uesugi lands a nice shot that snaps Lopez's head back.
Lopez misses with a straight right.
Uesugi rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Lopez counters with a nice uppercut.
Uesugi throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
A little feinted left hand from Lopez on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Uesugi misses the jab.
Uesugi rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Lopez makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Lopez scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Lopez avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
An attempted straight right counter from Lopez misses the target.
Uesugi scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Lopez doesn't seem bothered though.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Uesugi slips a jab from Lopez.
Lopez misses with a body shot
and Uesugi counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Lopez throws a shot from downtown. Uesugi moves away and avoids it.
Uesugi misses with a looping left.
Uesugi throws an overhand right that lands on Lopez's shoulder, as Lopez tries to avoid the shot.
Lopez tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Uesugi was well out of range. Poor timing from Lopez.
Lopez moves out of range as Uesugi strikes.
Uesugi lands with a cross.
Uesugi throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Lopez uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Uesugi.
Uesugi fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Uesugi throws a lazy uppercut
and Lopez counters with a left to the body.
Uesugi keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Uesugi throws a sloppy body shot
and Lopez counters with a nice uppercut.
Kagekatsu Uesugi is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Lopez throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Uesugi is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Lopez with a body shot.
Uesugi walks into a left hand.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Uesugi just misses with a punch to the body.
Lopez throwing a counter right hand but Uesugi manages to avoid it.
Lopez moves out of range as Uesugi strikes.
Uesugi throws the left hand but Lopez avoids the punch easily.
Lopez avoids the body shot from Uesugi.
A punch lands to the side of Lopez 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Uesugi throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Lopez on the side of the head.
Uesugi throws an overhand right that lands on Lopez's shoulder, as Lopez tries to avoid the shot.
Uesugi avoids a punch combination nicely.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Uesugi misses with an uppercut
and Lopez counters with a right hand to the body.
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 Nate Lopez will probably get the nod.
That's time! Lopez's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Uesugi misses with an uppercut
and Lopez connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Lopez pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Uesugi! But no joy.
Lopez keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Uesugi.
Uesugi throws a lazy uppercut
and Lopez counters with a stiff right hand.
Lopez avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Lopez swings widly with a right hand
and Uesugi counters with a straight right hand.
Lopez uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Uesugi has time to react.
Nice defenses there by Lopez.
Lopez changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Uesugi with a body punch. A glancing blow.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Uesugi scores with a hook to the body. Lopez takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Lopez lands a jab to Uesugi's midsection.
Uesugi throws a lazy right hand but Lopez sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
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!
Uesugi swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Uesugi takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Uesugi misses with a hook
and Uesugi takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Uesugi misses the target.
Uesugi throws an off balance right hand

and Lopez counters with a crisp right hand that drops Uesugi! Lopez lets Uesugi back up to his feet, looking for a finish!

Uesugi is rocked!
Uesugi misses with an uppercut. Lopez saw that one coming.
Uesugi is still on wobbly legs! Can Lopez finish him?
Nate Lopez is winning the standup battle so far.
Lopez throws a poor cross that misses
and Uesugi counters with a right hand to the body.
Uesugi seems to have recovered his senses.
Uesugi swings widly with a right hand
and Lopez counters with a crisp right that sends Uesugi to the canvas! Lopez follows up with punches from the mount and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:29 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Nate Lopez!
Nate Lopez retains his welterweight title!
Nate Lopez decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
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Event: ABW 132 Potter - Reign     
Date:   May 22, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Toshi Hijikata (ranked 1838 p4p, 224 weight class) and Vasilios Megalos (ranked 1590 p4p, 197 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

178 cm
23
159 lbs
7 - 2 - 0
170 cm
22
155 lbs
7 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Good gas tank

RAGS of a RONIN

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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 7 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Toshi Hijikata!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Vasilios Megalos!
The judges for this bout are Arvi Lind, Anni Minnemäki and Matti Vanhoillinen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Megalos works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Megalos lands a nice shot to the body.
Hijikata throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A lazy left from Megalos finds it's target.
Megalos throws the kick towards the body but Hijikata avoids it.
Megalos tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Hijikata counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Hijikata throws a body punch but Megalos moves out of range.
Hijikata throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Megalos on the side of the head.
Megalos ducks under a wild hook from Hijikata.
Megalos dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Hijikata. That did some damage!
Hijikata throws a looping overhand right but Megalos ducks down to avoid it.
Megalos tries to land a body kick
and Hijikata cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Hijikata digs a good body shot into Megalos's ribs.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Hijikata swats away the attempt to clinch by Megalos.
Megalos lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Vasilios Megalos seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Megalos.
Hijikata misses with a wild body shot.
Megalos throws out a counter right but Hijikata avoids it with no problem.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jab from Hijikata.
Hijikata tries to land a leg kick but Megalos saw it coming and moves away.
Megalos looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Megalos connects with a body shot.
Megalos checks a leg kick nicely.
Megalos dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Hijikata just misses with a punch to the body.
Megalos bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Megalos just misses with a punch to the body.
Nice body kick there by Megalos.
Hijikata avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Hijikata on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Hijikata scores with a hook to the body. Megalos takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Megalos moves in looking to clinch but Hijikata pushes him off.
Megalos lands with a nice body 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!
Hijikata shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Megalos misses the shot to the body.
Megalos cracks Hijikata with a right hand to the side of the head.
Hijikata is looking to wear down Megalos with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Megalos keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
The fighters circling - Megalos throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Hijikata misses with an uppercut. Megalos saw that one coming.
Megalos throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Megalos takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Hijikata steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Megalos.
Hijikata displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Megalos throws out the jab.
Hijikata lands with an uppercut that bounces Megalos off the cage and back into range.
Megalos throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Hijikata throwing a counter right hand but Megalos manages to avoid it.
Hijikata scores with a decent looking hook.
Megalos on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Megalos throws a big shot that misses.
Megalos takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.

Megalos is rocked!
Megalos misses with an uppercut. Hijikata saw that one coming.
And Hijikata counters with a quick kick to the body but Megalos blocks it.
Hijikata takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Megalos ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Hijikata throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Hijikata tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Megalos was well out of range. Poor timing from Hijikata.
Megalos only half commits to the counter leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hijikata takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Megalos misses with a straight right.
Megalos buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Hijikata shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Megalos uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hijikata.
Hijikata ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Megalos moves away.
Megalos misses with a double jab.
Megalos looks to score with a jab to the body but Hijikata is just out of range.
A big left from Megalos misses.
Megalos moves out of range of the body kick.
Megalos throws a front kick aimed at Hijikata's knee but Hijikata avoids it well.
Megalos scores with a jab.
Hijikata throws a right hand that misses
and Megalos counters with a nice body shot.
Hijikata shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Hijikata throws a hook but Megalos blocks it.
Megalos bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Hijikata takes a body punch but keeps moving.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Megalos scores with a nice right hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Megalos pivots, looking for a leg kick but Hijikata is out of range and Megalos settles back down.

Megalos pushes Hijikata up against the cage in a clinch.
Hijikata blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Hijikata swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hijikata working some nice short punches in the clinch.
I was talking to Hijikata's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Megalos tries to work over Hijikata's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Megalos tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Megalos.
Megalos can't find room to land a body shot as Hijikata controls the action.
Megalos prevents a body shot from Hijikata.
A right hand to the body from Hijikata.
Megalos tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Hijikata's elbow.
Hijikata blocks a body shot from Megalos.
Hijikata misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Hijikata misses with some punches.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Megalos tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Hijikata's elbow.
Megalos goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A short right from Megalos on the inside.
Hijikata blocking some punches.
Megalos swings wildly with an uppercut but Hijikata uses good head movement to avoid it.

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

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


Hijikata takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Hijikata misses with a body shot.
Hijikata throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A little jabbing left from Megalos on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Megalos throws a half hearted mid kick.
Megalos cracks the inside of Hijikata's front leg.
Megalos slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Hijikata walks into a stiff left hand from Megalos.
Megalos moves into range and connects with a jab.
Megalos has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Hijikata jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Hijikata throws a leg kick but Megalos checks it.
Hijikata throws a jab but it's blocked by Megalos.
Hijikata drops his hands momentarily and Megalos takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Hijikata with a hook.
Megalos is still on wobbly legs! Can Hijikata finish him?
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hijikata bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A counter left hand to the body from Hijikata misses its target.
Megalos seems to have recovered his senses.
Hijikata scores with a body shot.
Megalos connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Hijikata's hands.
Hijikata throws a body shot but no joy.
Megalos looks to throw the jab but Hijikata is out of range.
A little feinted left hand from Hijikata on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Jab from Megalos.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hijikata slips a jab from Megalos.
Hijikata fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Megalos manages to avoid it.
Hijikata cracks Megalos with an open hand slap.
Hijikata closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Megalos lands a nice looking body shot.
Hijikata moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Hijikata tries to land a front kick but Megalos steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Megalos takes a swing at Hijikata's ribcage but misses.
Megalos scores with a head kick.
Megalos chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Megalos with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Megalos takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Hijikata is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Megalos is looking to clinch.
Hijikata misses with a low kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hijikata throws a right hand that misses
and Megalos counters with a stiff right hand.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Megalos takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
A shot to the liver by Megalos. Beautiful body shot.
Megalos chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Vasilios Megalos seems to be getting the better of the standup.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Megalos misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hijikata.
Megalos digs a good body shot into Hijikata's ribs.
Megalos sizes up Hijikata with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Hijikata stuns Megalos with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Hijikata drops Megalos with a huge uppercut! Megalos drops to the floor like a sack of potatoes. Hijikata is raining down punches and the ref stops the fight! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:22 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Toshi Hijikata!
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
77%

 

Event: PFF 34     
Date:   May 19, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Gene Tunney (ranked 2888 p4p, 347 weight class) and Mitsu Nagai (ranked 3599 p4p, 417 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

183 cm
22
199 lbs
4 - 2 - 0
185 cm
21
189 lbs
2 - 1 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gene Tunney !
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Mitsu Nagai!
The judges for this bout are Aleksandr Martynov, Aleksei Zolotukhin and Valeri Chadov.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Tunney cracks Nagai with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Nagai tries to land a leg kick but Tunney saw it coming and moves away.
A little feinted left hand from Tunney on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Nagai throws a nice outside leg kick.
A big left from Tunney misses.
Nagai explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Tunney jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Nagai throws out a leg kick but Tunney moves out of range and Nagai only half commits.
Tunney throwing a counter right hand but Nagai manages to avoid it.
Nagai misses with a leg kick
and Nagai takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Tunney throws a jab but it's blocked by Nagai.
Nagai jabs Tunney right on the nose. Tunney blinks but takes it well.
Tunney lands a nice looking body shot.
Nagai lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nagai turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Tunney throws the left hand but Nagai avoids the punch easily.
Tunney throws a hook to the side of Nagai's head but Nagai sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Nagai blocks a jab.
Nagai looks to land a body kick but Tunney moved away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nagai tries to work over Tunney 's front leg with a kick but Tunney checks it.
The fighters circling - Tunney throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Tunney misses with a double jab
and Nagai counters with a nice low kick that buckles Tunney 's knee momentarily.
Nagai dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Tunney . That did some damage!
Tunney moves out of range as Nagai throws a body kick.
Mitsu Nagai seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Tunney misses with a hook. Nagai ducked under it nicely.
Nagai tries to counter by closing the distance.
Nagai jabs at Tunney 's body.
Nagai throws a leg kick that is checked
and Tunney counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Nagai pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Nagai throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Nagai looks for the body kick but Tunney saw that one coming.
Tunney throws the left hand but Nagai avoids the punch easily.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Tunney .

Nagai is rocked!
Crack! Tunney connects with the perfect overhand right and Nagai falls face first to the canvas. Timbeeeeeeeer! Beautiful knockout for Tunney !

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Gene Tunney !
S C
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B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
58%

 

Event: SyFi 51     
Date:   May 18, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Koichi Kamei (ranked 7065 p4p, 619 weight class) and Logan Reid (ranked 23216 p4p, 707 weight class). The crowd seem to be enjoying Reid's choice of entrance music: Way Down We Go. Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!

182 cm
20
159 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
180 cm
26
159 lbs
2 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Big heart
BJJ Blue Belt
Basic striking
Knockout power

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Koichi Kamei!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Logan Reid!
The judges for this bout are Ben Watson, Bruno Hogan and Topper Green.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kamei works Reid's body with a nice hook.
Reid shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Reid closes this distance looking for a takedown but Kamei circles away.
Kamei misses with a series of wild punches.
Kamei scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Reid gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Kamei's corner calls for a 1-2. Kamei obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Reid walks into a straight right hand from Kamei.
Kamei scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Reid shoots for a double leg takedown but Kamei sprawls well. He's pushed Reid's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Koichi Kamei has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Logan Reid.
Kamei scores with a crisp jab that stopped Reid in his tracks.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kamei cracks Reid with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.

Reid is rocked!
Kamei weaves into range and cracks Reid right on the temple with a beautiful overhand right! Reid goes down! He's out cold! Wow, what a beautiful knockout! Kamei is strutting round the canvas like a movie star as the camera bulbs flash frantically.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Koichi Kamei!
S C
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
83%

 

Event: NJMMA Friday Night Fights 2     
Date:   May 18, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Naoyuki Nakano (ranked 6831 p4p, 442 weight class) and Hiroki Tomori (ranked 3738 p4p, 305 weight class). Hiroki Tomori is the more experienced fighter, so let's see if that makes a difference tonight.

172 cm
19
155 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
171 cm
19
142 lbs
3 - 1 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Good kicks
Cuts easily
Good wrestler
Basic striking
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Naoyuki Nakano!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Hiroki Tomori!
The judges for this bout are Eddie Farnsworth, Joseph Jones and Bruno Lombardi.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nakano fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Tomori checks it well.
Tomori tries to close the distance and clinch but Nakano swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Nakano circles away from the clinch attempt.
Nakano lands with a nice body kick.
Nakano motions for Tomori to come forward. Nakano throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Tomori scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Tomori fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Nakano is looking to land body kicks.
Tomori moves out of range as Nakano throws a body kick.
Nakano turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Tomori takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Tomori tries to close the distance and clinch up but Nakano swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Tomori moves out of range as Nakano throws a body kick.
Nakano throws a wild body kick that Tomori sees coming a mile off.

Tomori gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Tomori lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Nakano or not.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tomori swings wildly with an uppercut but Nakano uses good head movement to avoid it.
Tomori tries to work over Nakano's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Tomori swings away with an uppercut that misses.

Nakano breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Nakano will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Tomori steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Nakano.

Tomori clinches with his opponent.
Tomori struggles to land a body shot inside as Nakano controls his hands.
Tomori can't find room to land a body shot as Nakano controls the action.
Tomori can't find room to land a body shot as Nakano controls the action.
Tomori lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Tomori working aggressively here.
Tomori scores with a nice hook to the head.
Tomori misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tomori working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Nakano prevents a body shot from Tomori.
Tomori misses with a hook to the ribs.
Tomori lands with a short shot to the head.

Nakano escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Nakano on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Tomori tries to close the distance and clinch up but Nakano swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Nakano.
Hiroki Tomori seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Tomori looks to throw the jab but Nakano is out of range.
Nakano looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Nakano lands with a thumping leg kick.
Tomori swings for the body but Nakano moves out of range.
Tomori moves out of range of the body kick.
Nakano throws a leg kick but Tomori sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Tomori wants to counter the offense by Nakano and move into the clinch position.
Nakano circles away from the clinch attempt.
Tomori misses the body punch
and Nakano makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Tomori. Nakano does a little dance to reset his feet.
Nakano looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Tomori punishes Nakano's body with a nice straight punch.

Tomori moves into the clinch.
Tomori goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Tomori lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Nakano blocks an uppercut.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Tomori.
Tomori throws a head punch that misses.
Nakano blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Tomori misses with a hook to the ribs.
Nakano looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Nakano wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Tomori misses with a punch on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nakano is trying to break free.
Nakano blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Tomori lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Nakano blocking some punches.
Tomori throws a head punch that misses.
Tomori misses with a punch to the body.
Nakano wants to get back to striking at distance but Tomori won't allow it.
Tomori misses with a body punch.
Nakano has had enough of the clinch but Tomori keeps him there for the moment.
Tomori swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Nakano is looking to control Tomori's arms but Tomori gets an underhook and turns him. Now Nakano has his back to the cage.
Tomori misses with a hook to the ribs.
Tomori tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Nakano's elbow.
Tomori misses with a punch on the inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Tomori fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Nakano, pushing him back against the cage.
Tomori misses with a punch to the body.
Tomori tries a body shot but Nakano blocks it.
Tomori tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Tomori tries to throw a body punch but Nakano avoids it by throwing Tomori back against the cage.
Tomori tries to throw a body punch but Nakano avoids it by throwing Tomori back against the cage.
Tomori tries a body shot but Nakano blocks it.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.

Nakano's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tomori tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Nakano paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Nakano throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Nakano throws a body punch but Tomori moves out of range.

Tomori gets a clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tomori lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Tomori makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Tomori doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Nakano takes a shot to the head.
Tomori tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Nakano's elbow.
Tomori misses with some punches.

Nakano escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Tomori misses with an uppercut.
Tomori tries to clinch up but Nakano circles away and keeps his distance.
Nakano throws the kick towards the body but Tomori avoids it.
Nakano lands a nice shot that snaps Tomori's head back.
Nakano looks for the body kick but Tomori saw that one coming.

Tomori clinches.
Tomori has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Tomori tries to work over Nakano's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tomori misses with a hook from the clinch.
Nakano is trying to force a seperation but Tomori has the dominant position.
A short left from Tomori.
Nakano looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Tomori fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Tomori misses with a punch to the body.
Tomori fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Tomori misses with a hook to the ribs.
Tomori misses with a hook from the clinch.

Nakano's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Tomori stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Nakano.
Nakano thumps Tomori with a low kick.
Tomori moves out of range as Nakano throws a body kick.
Tomori tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nakano lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Tomori takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Tomori moves in looking to clinch but Nakano pushes him off.
Nakano misses with a head kick.
Nakano ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Tomori moves away.
Nakano avoids the body shot from Tomori.

Nakano tries to keep at a distance but Tomori has taken the fight into the clinch.
Nakano working hard to break the clinch.
Tomori tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Tomori lands a shot to the body.
Tomori doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Nakano's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Tomori doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Tomori prevents Nakano from breaking the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nice body punch from Tomori.
Tomori tries to work over Nakano's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Nakano is trying to force a seperation but Tomori has the dominant position.
Nakano blocks a body shot from Tomori.
Tomori misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Tomori lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Tomori tries to work over Nakano's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A right hand to the body from Tomori.
Nakano's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Nakano prevents a body shot from Tomori.
Tomori swings wildly with an uppercut but Nakano uses good head movement to avoid it.
Tomori tries a body shot but Nakano blocks it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Nakano misses with a body shot.

Tomori gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Tomori tries a body shot but Nakano blocks it.
Nakano tries to circle away but Tomori has him pinned against the cage.
Good body shot from Tomori.
Nakano has had enough of the clinch but Tomori keeps him there for the moment.
Tomori struggles to land a body shot inside as Nakano controls his hands.
Nakano blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Tomori misses with a punch to the body.
Tomori tries to throw a body punch but Nakano avoids it by throwing Tomori back against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tomori doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Tomori tries a body shot but Nakano blocks it.
Tomori lands a right hand.
Tomori swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Nice body punch from Tomori.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tomori misses with a hook to the ribs.
Nakano works on Tomori's body with a couple of short punches.
Tomori lands a left hand.
Tomori lands a hook to the side of the head.
Tomori tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Nakano has had enough of the clinch but Tomori keeps him there for the moment.
Nakano has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Nakano is trying to break the clinch but Tomori has him pressed against the cage.
Tomori doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Hiroki Tomori seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Tomori tries a body shot but Nakano blocks it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Nakano.
Tomori digs a right hand underneath Nakano's ribcage. Nakano let out a lung full of air as it connected.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nakano looks to throw a body kick

and Tomori moves into the clinch.
Tomori misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Nakano prevents a body shot from Tomori.
A left hand lands to the body for Tomori.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Tomori lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Tomori swings wildly with an uppercut but Nakano uses good head movement to avoid it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Nakano.
Tomori misses with a short punch on the inside.
A short right from Tomori.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A left hand lands to the body for Tomori.
Nakano blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Tomori struggles to land a body shot inside as Nakano controls his hands.
Tomori tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Nakano's elbow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nakano wants to get back to striking at distance but Tomori won't allow it.
Tomori misses with a punch to the body.
Nakano wants to get back to striking at distance but Tomori won't allow it.
Tomori lands a hook to the side of the head.
Tomori lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Nakano backwards.

Nakano is rocked!
Tomori pushes Nakano back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Oh Nakano is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Tomori creates some distance for himself and unleashes a massive uppercut that sends Nakano's eyes rolling into the back of his head! Nakano drops to his knees and Tomori pours it on with more strikes until the referee steps in to end the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:35 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Hiroki Tomori!
S C
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G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
57%

 

Event: Berzerkers on the Beach     
Date:   May 13, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Hiroshi Kawanabe (ranked 3250 p4p, 278 weight class) and Abel Trujilo (ranked 2448 p4p, 284 weight class). Abel Trujilo is the more experienced fighter, so let's see if that makes a difference tonight.

172 cm
26
145 lbs
3 - 3 - 0
175 cm
26
164 lbs
5 - 5 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Basic striking
Prefers standup
BJJ Blue Belt
Basic striking
Determined

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Hiroshi Kawanabe!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Abel Trujilo!
The judges for this bout are Michael Johnstone, Santiago Holmes and Winston Alpacca.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kawanabe bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Trujilo's head backwards.
Trujilo moves forwards but Kawanabe connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Kawanabe connects with a body shot that sends Trujilo's belly button to the back.
Trujilo fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Kawanabe.
Kawanabe jabs Trujilo to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Kawanabe dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Kawanabe looks to land a left hand but Trujilo moved out of range nicely.
Kawanabe jabs at Trujilo's body.
A jab from Kawanabe does it's job there.
Kawanabe ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Trujilo tries a head kick but it misses.
Kawanabe lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Trujilo at a distance.
Trujilo misses with a body kick.

Kawanabe fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Trujilo, pushing him back against the cage.
Still in the clinch, Kawanabe scores with a nice short uppercut.
A body shot lands from Kawanabe.
Trujilo using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Kawanabe has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Kawanabe scores with an uppercut up the middle.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kawanabe lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Trujilo backwards.
A nice left hand lands by Kawanabe.
Trujilo tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kawanabe's elbow.
Trujilo misses with some punches.
Trujilo tries to work over Kawanabe's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Kawanabe lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Trujilo looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Trujilo tries a body shot but Kawanabe blocks it.
Trujilo is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Kawanabe is keeping busy.
Kawanabe lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Trujilo pressing his opponent against the cage.
Kawanabe lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Kawanabe misses with a shot to the kidneys.

Trujilo pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Trujilo throws a head kick that misses.
Trujilo takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kawanabe lands with a nice body punch.
Trujilo misses with a series of wild punches.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

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

Kawanabe makes some distance and scrambles quickly back to his feet. Nice work!
Kawanabe jabs at Trujilo's body.
Kawanabe fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Trujilo manages to avoid it.
Trujilo misses with a double jab
and Kawanabe counters with a left to the body.
Trujilo looks winded!
Kawanabe moves out of range of the strikes.
Trujilo ducks right into an uppercut from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe misses with a body shot.
Trujilo tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Kawanabe lands with a straight right. Trujilo didn't see that one coming.
Kawanabe fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Trujilo looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Trujilo on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Kawanabe gets a clinch.
Good body shot from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe cracks Trujilo with a nice body shot.
A nice right hand lands inside from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe scores with a nice hook to the head.
Kawanabe lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Kawanabe pushes Trujilo back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Still in the clinch, Kawanabe scores with a nice short uppercut.
Kawanabe makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Kawanabe lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Still in the clinch, Kawanabe scores with a nice short uppercut.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kawanabe scores with a hook to the body.
A short left from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Kawanabe lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.

Trujilo is rocked!
Kawanabe lands an uppercut.
Trujilo is still on wobbly legs! Can Kawanabe finish him?
Kawanabe scores with a nice hook to the head.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kawanabe lands a nice shot to the body.
Trujilo seems to have recovered his senses.
A right hook to the body lands for Kawanabe.
Kawanabe pushes Trujilo back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe pushes Trujilo back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Kawanabe throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Trujilos head.
Kawanabe displaying some good clinch control by pressing Trujilo up against the cage.
Kawanabe lands with a right to the head.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Kawanabe softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe lands with a short shot to the head.
Kawanabe lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Kawanabe lands a shot to the body.
Kawanabe working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kawanabe fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Kawanabe just misses with a punch to the body.
Hiroshi Kawanabe seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kawanabe moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Trujilo misses the shot to the body.
Kawanabe sizes up Trujilo with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Kawanabe digs a good hook to Trujilo's body.
Trujilo looks to land a left hand but Kawanabe moved out of range nicely.
Trujilo fails to land with a series of punches.
No joy there for Trujilo, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Kawanabe digs a good hook to Trujilo's body.
Trujilo takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.

Trujilo clinches with his opponent.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kawanabe blocking some punches.
Hiroshi Kawanabe has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Kawanabe blocks an elbow strike.
Trujilo is breathing heavily.
Kawanabe dodges an elbow strike from Trujilo.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Kawanabe creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kawanabe scores with a shoulder strike.
Kawanabe works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Kawanabe gets through Trujilo's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Kawanabe scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Kawanabe lands with a right to the head.
Kawanabe lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Trujilo backwards.
Kawanabe lands a hook to the side of the head.
Kawanabe has Trujilo pressed against the cage, preventing Trujilo from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Trujilo can't find room to land a body shot as Kawanabe controls the action.
Trujilo takes a shot to the head.
Kawanabe lands a hook to the side of the head.
A short right from Kawanabe.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kawanabe lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Kawanabe manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Trujilo tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Kawanabe lands an uppercut.
Kawanabe lands with a short head shot on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kawanabe lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Kawanabe lands a body shot.
A right handed body shot lands from Kawanabe.
Kawanabe gets through Trujilo's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Kawanabe as Trujilo tries to tie him up.
Kawanabe pushes Trujilo back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Kawanabe lands a big right hand that drops Trujilo! The killer instinct kicks in and Kawanabe finishes his opponent with a series of strikes from mount. A dominating finish by Kawanabe!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:33 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Hiroshi Kawanabe!
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Event: MMAHelsinki - 178     
Date:   May 11, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Pa‘Akea Built (ranked 322 p4p, 46 weight class) and Masa Sanada (ranked 125 p4p, 23 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

172 cm
27
166 lbs
15 - 4 - 0
180 cm
25
174 lbs
12 - 1 - 0
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Good wrestler
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Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Pa‘Akea Built!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Masa Sanada!
The judges for this bout are Marco Blurström, Tarja Halkonen and Anni Minnemäki.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A clash of legs there as Sanada blocks the low kick.
Sanada scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Built misses with a kick to the body
and Sanada counters with a right hand to the body.
Sanada throws an overhand right that lands on Built's shoulder, as Built tries to avoid the shot.
Built seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
That kick from Built tenderised Sanada's leg. Sanada is trying to keep his angry face on.
Sanada is looking to clinch but Built is avoiding it.
Built throws a nice inside leg kick.
Built fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Sanada manages to avoid it.
Sanada moves out of range as Built throws a body kick.
Built throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Built slips a jab from Sanada.
Sanada defending well as Built loads up on a big left hand.
Built dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Sanada. That did some damage!
A swing and a miss from Sanada.
Sanada throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Built sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Sanada is looking to clinch but Built is avoiding it.
Built fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Sanada manages to avoid it.
Built goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Sanada takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Sanada tries to clinch up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A slow jab from Sanada misses its intended target.
Built fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Sanada.
Sanada cracks Built with an open hand slap.

It looks like Pa‘Akea Built has been cut.
Built lands a slapping body shot.
Built connects with a solid leg kick.
Built tried to score with a low kick but Sanada checks it.
Built throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Built bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Built was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Sanada takes a swing at Built's ribcage but misses.

Sanada closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Built misses with the head strike.
Sanada cracks Built with a nice body shot.
Sanada tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Sanada tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Sanada avoids a wild elbow strike from Built.

Built manages to break the clinch.
Built keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Built uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Sanada.
Built showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Sanada.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Sanada throws a body punch but Built moves out of range.

Sanada closes the distance and pushes Built back into the cage.
Sanada lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Built blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Built lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Sanada taking a breather.
Sanada lands a body punch in the clinch.
Built misses with a punch on the inside.
Built lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Built looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Sanada keeps control of Built as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Sanada throws a punch but it's blocked by Built.
A shot in the inside from Sanada.
A nice right hand lands inside from Built.
Sanada tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Sanada tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Sanada struggles to land a body shot inside as Built controls his hands.
Sanada working aggressively here.
Built lands an elbow just above Sanada 's eye.
Built blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Sanada avoids the elbow strike from Built, against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sanada is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Sanada struggles to land a body shot inside as Built controls his hands.
Built throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Sanada has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Built seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Sanada can turn it around.
Built blocking some punches.
Built throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Sanada tries to throw a body punch but Built avoids it by throwing Sanada back against the cage.
Sanada lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Built.
Sanada misses with a shot to the kidneys.
The referee is keeping an eye on Sanada - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Built is working Sanada over against the cage.
Sanada tries to stall but Built uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Built blocks an uppercut.
A short right from Sanada.
Built blocks a body shot from Sanada.
Built prevents a body shot from Sanada.
Built prevents a body shot from Sanada.

Built breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
An inside leg kick from Built misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Built jabs Sanada right on the nose. Sanada blinks but takes it well.
Sanada throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Built stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Sanada throws a body punch but Built moves out of range.
A quick step to the side and Built tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Built throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Sanada misses with a hook.
Sanada tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Built was well out of range. Poor timing from Sanada.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Sanada connects with a nice looking jab.
Built throws a head kick that misses.
Sanada moves out of range of the strikes.
Decent striking displayed by Built there.
Sanada scores with a decent looking hook.
Sanada swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Built lets loose with a powerful body kick. Sanada will feel that in the morning.
Built ducks under a wild hook from Sanada.
A nice inside leg kick there by Built. That's going to slow Sanada down.
Built throws out a leg kick but Sanada moves out of range and Built only half commits.
Sanada looks to land a right hand but Built moved out of range.
Built is looking to wear down Sanada with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Built bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Masa Sanada will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Pa‘Akea Built's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Built wants to slow Sanada down by chopping away at his legs.
Sanada takes one to the side of the head.
Built throws a leg kick

and Sanada counters by clinching up.
Built misses with a short punch on the inside.
Built misses with an elbow strike.
Sanada looking to stall.
Sanada swings away with an uppercut that misses.

Built escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Sanada takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Sanada throws an overhand right that lands on Built's shoulder, as Built tries to avoid the shot.
Built throws a low kick but Sanada avoids it.
Sanada ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Built moves away.
Built misses with a hook. Sanada ducked under it nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A combination from Sanada does no damage.
Built slips a jab from Sanada.
Built misses with a straight left.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Sanada takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Sanada chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Built can pounce on him.
Sanada tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Built was well out of range. Poor timing from Sanada.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Built cracks Sanada with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Built, right into the meat.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Built lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Sanada has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Sanada and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Built. Sanada shrugs it off though.
Sanada misses the shot to the body.
Sanada jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Built misses with a wild body shot.
Built scores with a jab to the body.
Built misses with a right hand
and Sanada counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Sanada looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Built misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Sanada.
Sanada moves out of range of the body kick from Built.
Pa‘Akea Built seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Sanada throws a body punch but Built moves out of range.
A swing and a miss from Sanada.
Built scores with a push kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Built ducks under a wild hook from Sanada.
Built misses with a low kick.
Sanada now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Built tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Sanada is able to avoid easily.
Sanada looks like he wants to counter punch here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Built throws a body shot but no joy.
Sanada's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Sanada throws a body shot but no joy.
Sanada swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A solid body kick from Built.
Built swings for the body but Sanada moves out of range.
A punch combination from Sanada misses.
Sanada misses with a body shot.
Sanada ducks under a wild hook from Built.
Sanada comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Sanada throws a body punch but Built moves out of range.
Sanada throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Built moves forwards but Sanada connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Built tests Sanada's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Built throws a body punch but Sanada moves out of range.
Built throws the kick towards the body but Sanada avoids it.
Built's jab looks to have found its range, popping Sanada under the eye.
Built looks to throw the jab but Sanada is out of range.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Sanada in the fight. On paper you would think he is the more dominant ground fighter so let's see if these unusual tactics pay off.
Built tries to score with a low kick but Sanada moves his leg out of the way.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Built lands a jab.
Built misses the shot to the body.
Sanada tries to counter with a clinch but Built shakes him off and moves away.
Built scores with a jab.
Built lands with a right hand.
Sanada keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Sanada connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Pa‘Akea Built is winning the standup battle so far.
Built bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Sanada tries to clinch but Built is having none of it.
Built fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Sanada is out of range.
Sanada jabs at Built's body.
Built works the jab nicely.
Jab by Built.

Built clinches up against the cage.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Built's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Sanada stalling in the clinch but Built improves position.
Built misses with a punch to the body.
Sanada lands a right hand.
Sanada blocking some punches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Still in the clinch, Built scores with a nice short uppercut.
Sanada is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
A right hand to the body from Sanada.
Built tries to circle away but Sanada has him pinned against the cage.
Built pushes Sanada back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Sanada.
Built lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Sanada backwards.
Sanada misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A short uppercut from Sanada.

Built escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Built steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Sanada.
Built lands with a right hand.
Sanada throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Built sees it coming and avoids it easily.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Built scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Sanada doesn't seem bothered though.
Built tries a head kick but it misses.
Built scores with a hook.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Pa‘Akea Built dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Pa‘Akea Built's cut.
That's time! Built's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Built thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Sanada if he has to take too many more of those.
Sanada misses the jab.
Built throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Sanada let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Sanada throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Built attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Sanada swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Sanada throws the left hand but Built avoids the punch easily.
Built swings for the body but Sanada moves out of range.
Sanada throws a body shot but no joy.
Built lands a glancing blow to the side of Sanada's head.
Built is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Sanada.
Sanada throws the left hand but Built avoids the punch easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A leg kick checked by Sanada.
A low kick from Built is predictable there
and Sanada counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Built thinking.
Sanada scores with a hook to the body. Built takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Sanada takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Built throws a nice outside leg kick.
Sanada lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Sanada has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Built.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Built bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Nice body punch from Built.
Built tried to score with a low kick but Sanada checks it.
Built tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Sanada was well out of range. Poor timing from Built.
Sanada blocks a leg kick.

Built gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Sanada trying to control the position but instead, Built has worked for underhooks and has pushed Sanada into the cage.
A nice left hand lands by Sanada.
Masa Sanada seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Sanada blocks the elbow strike.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Sanada.
Built blocking some punches.
Sanada misses with a body punch.
A short body shot lands from Sanada as the two fighters clinch.
Built misses with a hook from the clinch.
Built goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Sanada works on Built's body with a couple of short punches.
A short left from Sanada.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Built misses with the head strike.
Sanada lands a right hand that snaps the head of Built backwards.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Built tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Built avoiding damage.
Sanada blocks a body shot from Built.
Sanada misses with a punch to the body.
Built throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Sanada misses with a punch to the body.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Sanada creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Sanada lands a right hand.
Built is trying to break the clinch but Sanada has him pressed against the cage.
A right handed body shot lands from Sanada.
Sanada prevents a body shot from Built.
Built tries a body shot but Sanada blocks it.
A right handed body shot lands from Sanada.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Built.
Built throws an elbow but it misses.
Sanada working aggressively here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Built can't find room to land a body shot as Sanada controls the action.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Sanada creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Sanada tries to stall but Built uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Sanada displaying some good clinch control by pressing Built up against the cage.
Built lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Built throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Sanada will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Built up against the cage.
Built lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Sanada backwards.
Sanada working some nice short punches in the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Sanada.
Sanada gets through Built's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Built's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Built misses with some punches.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Sanada.
Sanada scores with a hook to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sanada makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Sanada blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Sanada lands with a short shot to the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A body shot lands from Sanada.
Sanada lands with a right to the head.
Sanada works on Built's body with a couple of short punches.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Sanada takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Sanada stalling in the clinch.
Sanada lands a right hand.
Sanada throws a punch but it's blocked by Built.

Built breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
A big right from Sanada misses.
A leg kick checked by Sanada.
Sanada throws a body punch but Built moves out of range.
Sanada lands with a good body shot.
Sanada digs a good body shot into Built's ribs.
Built misses with a wild body shot.

And that's the end of the fight!
Masa Sanada comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Sanada 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 Marco Blurström scores the fight 28:29
Judge Tarja Halkonen scores the fight 29:28
Judge Anni Minnemäki scores the fight 29:29

The fight is ruled a draw!
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Event: GPG 32     
Date:   May 05, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Kemen Etxeberria (ranked 2670 p4p, 322 weight class) and Nobu Sanada (ranked 3793 p4p, 414 weight class). Etxeberria comes to the cage accompanied by The Basque National Anthem. Kemen Etxeberria has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.

180 cm
21
160 lbs
4 - 2 - 0
175 cm
21
159 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
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Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Powerful

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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 4 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Kemen Etxeberria!
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, Nobu Sanada!
The judges for this bout are Viktor Lagutenko, Illya Tyunina and Sergei Dronov.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sanada punishes Etxeberria's body with a nice straight punch.
Sanada slips under a jab.
Sanada misses with a hook
enabling Etxeberria to counter with a crisp jab.
Sanada misses with a shot to the body
enabling Etxeberria to counter with a crisp jab.
Sanada lands a right hook to the body.
Sanada tries to clinch there but Etxeberria circles away.
Etxeberria is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Sanada bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Etxeberria's head backwards.
Sanada throws a body punch but Etxeberria moves out of range.
Etxeberria misses with a shot to the body
and Sanada counters with a stiff right hand.
Etxeberria throws a body punch but Sanada moves out of range.
Sanada is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Etxeberria with a body shot.
Etxeberria uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Sanada.
Etxeberria has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Fenrir MMA in the buildup to the fight.
Sanada ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Sanada swings away with a body shot that misses
and Etxeberria counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sanada looks to throw the jab but Etxeberria is out of range.
Etxeberria avoids the clinch attempt nicely.

Etxeberria drives through and clinches with Sanada against the cage.
Sanada swings wildly with an uppercut but Etxeberria uses good head movement to avoid it.
Sanada throws a head punch that misses.
Sanada throws a head punch that misses.
Etxeberria cracks Sanada with a nice body shot.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Sanada.
Sanada throws a punch but it's blocked by Etxeberria.
Etxeberria misses with a knee to the head.
Sanada presses Etxeberria against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Etxeberria misses with a knee to the head.
Sanada throws a punch but it's blocked by Etxeberria.
Etxeberria looking to throw knees to the head but Sanada is blocking nicely.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sanada throws a right and a left that Etxeberria avoids nicely.
Sanada is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Etxeberria rather than just go for the knockout.
Sanada swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Sanada ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Nobu Sanada seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Sanada connects with a body shot that sends Etxeberria's belly button to the back.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Sanada takes the fight into the clinch.
Sanada misses with some punches.
Sanada is working Etxeberria over against the cage.
Sanada goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Sanada scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Etxeberria blocks a body shot from Sanada.
Sanada tries to work over Etxeberria's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Etxeberria misses with a knee strike.
Etxeberria prevents a body shot from Sanada.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Etxeberria slips a jab from Sanada.
Etxeberria is looking to counter the offense by Sanada and move into the clinch.
Sanada waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Etxeberria.
Etxeberria's corner calls for a 1-2. Etxeberria obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Sanada fails in his attempt to clinch.
Etxeberria tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Sanada manages to circle out of the way.

Etxeberria moves into range and clinches up with Sanada.
Sanada softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Sanada content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Sanada misses with the head strike.

Etxeberria breaks the clinch.
Sanada misses with a shot to the body
and Etxeberria cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Sanada fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Etxeberria manages to avoid it.
Etxeberria tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Sanada manages to circle out of the way.
Etxeberria throws an overhand right that lands on Sanada's shoulder, as Sanada tries to avoid the shot.

Etxeberria has Sanada up against the cage in a clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Etxeberria blocking some punches.
Sanada working aggressively here.
Etxeberria misses with a knee to the head.
Sanada tries a body shot but Etxeberria blocks it.
Sanada scores with a shot to the side of Etxeberria's head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sanada on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.

Etxeberria manages to break the clinch.
Sanada swings widly with a right hand
and Etxeberria counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Sanada with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Etxeberria defending well as Sanada loads up on a big left hand.
The crowd cheers as Sanada lands an impressive looking overhand right. Etxeberria doesn't seem phased though.
Etxeberria lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.

Sanada fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Etxeberria, pushing him back against the cage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Nobu Sanada will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Sanada misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Etxeberria counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Etxeberria throws a body shot but no joy.
Sanada lands a jab to Etxeberria's midsection.
Sanada fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Etxeberria manages to avoid it.
Etxeberria throws a right hand that Sanada ducks under and follows up with a left that Sanada also avoids with ease.

Etxeberria takes the fight into the clinch.
Sanada misses with a hook to the ribs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Etxeberria missing with knees to the body.
A left hand lands to the body for Sanada.

Etxeberria's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Sanada throws a hook but Etxeberria blocks it.
Sanada misses the body punch
and Etxeberria counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sanada misses with a hook
and Sanada takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
A shot to the body from Sanada misses
enabling Etxeberria to counter with a crisp jab.
Sanada punishes Etxeberria's body with a nice straight punch.
Sanada lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Etxeberria at a distance.

Etxeberria rushes Sanada and presses him up against the cage.
Etxeberria landing knees to the head.

Sanada is rocked!

It looks like Nobu Sanada has been cut.
Etxeberria blocks an uppercut.
Sanada is still on wobbly legs! Can Etxeberria finish him?
Sanada has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Etxeberria seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Sanada can turn it around.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Etxeberria creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Sanada can't find room to land a body shot as Etxeberria controls the action.
Sanada misses with a punch to the body.
Etxeberria unloads a knee to the mid-section. Sanada lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Sanada taking a breather.
Etxeberria tries to land knees in the clinch but Sanada avoids the damage to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Sanada working aggressively here.
Etxeberria connects with a nasty looking knee right to Sanada's face.
Etxeberria is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Sanada is defending well for now.
Sanada lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Etxeberria.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sanada scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Sanada fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Etxeberria working the clinch nicely. Sanada is working for position but Etxeberria cracks him with a big knee to the head! Sanada crumples up against the cage and Etxeberria lands two more shots before the ref can save Sanada! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:15 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Knee & Punches). Kemen Etxeberria!
A very excited looking Kemen Etxeberria rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
59%

 

Event: ABW 126 Fonseca - Arendse     
Date:   May 01, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Kron Kai (ranked 589 p4p, 79 weight class) and Yoshi Fujiwara (ranked 752 p4p, 99 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

188 cm
23
192 lbs
10 - 1 - 0
184 cm
23
185 lbs
8 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Granite chin
Excellent grappler
Excellent MT
Granite chin

Bullet Proof System

Arcticus University: London
RAGS of a RONIN



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 10 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Kron Kai!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Yoshi Fujiwara!
The judges for this bout are Matti Vanhoillinen, Ben Zyskovitsi and Marco Blurström.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kai throws the kick towards the body but Fujiwara avoids it.
A big right from Kai misses.
Kai lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Kai thumps Fujiwara with a low kick.
Fujiwara avoids the body shot from Kai.
A little jabbing left from Fujiwara on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Kai takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Kai connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Kai ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Fujiwara moves away.
Kai thows a left - swing and a miss!
Kai takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Kai pivots, looking for a leg kick but Fujiwara is out of range and Kai settles back down.
Fujiwara moves out of range as Kai throws a body kick.
Fujiwara wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Kai digs a good hook to Fujiwara's body.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Excellent takedown into side control there by Fujiwara.
Sloppy strikes there by Fujiwara.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fujiwara scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Kai to see if he's OK.
The ground and pound from Fujiwara seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.
Fujiwara creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Kai sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
You can see the frustration on Kai's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Kai is trying to get back to half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Fujiwara working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter.
Fujiwara working the body and head with strikes.
Fujiwara throwing shots but missing, from side control.
Kai is looking for a sweep.
Fujiwara is looking to take a break and control but Kai is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Kai on the wrong end of some ground and pound.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fujiwara throws an elbow but Kai slips to the side and avoids it well.
Fujiwara working away.
Fujiwara wants to lay and pray for a moment but Kai keeps working.
Fujiwara connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Kai some visible discomfort.
Fujiwara landing a few strikes.
Fujiwara looks up at the clock and then as Kai takes his cue and looks up at the clock too, Fujiwara smacks him right in the chops with a big elbow! How rude!
Fujiwara has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
A lull in the action here.
Fujiwara throwing strikes but Kai manages to buck up and roll into a nice reversal - now he's on top in side control!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Fujiwara tries to buck Kai off but Kai is having none of it.
Fujiwara is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Kai's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Fujiwara trying to control from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fujiwara is trying to get back to full guard.
Kai not doing much here.
Fujiwara is staying active underneath Kai, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Fujiwara is looking for a sweep. Kai is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

Kai is trying to work for a kimura but Fujiwara is defending well.

Fujiwara looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Fujiwara regains full guard. Nicely done.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.

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

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

Fujiwara is looking to cinch up a triangle. Kai throws the leg off to one side though and gets in tight to Fujiwara's body to avoid the submission. Fujiwara has instead reached around Kai's neck and now has a guillotine! Oh, this is biiiig trouble! Fujiwara arches his back and squeezes and forces the tap from his hapless opponent.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:40 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Yoshi Fujiwara!
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hype
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
43%

 

Event: Bravery on the Beach     
Date:   Apr 29, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Geanluca Lorenzon (ranked 2244 p4p, 267 weight class) and Hiroshi Kawanabe (ranked 2761 p4p, 315 weight class). Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!

175 cm
25
162 lbs
4 - 1 - 0
172 cm
26
145 lbs
3 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Cardio machine
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Prefers standup

Sinners Fight Wear

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



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Lorenzon ducks under a wild hook from Kawanabe.
Lorenzon gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Lorenzon punishes Kawanabe's body with a nice straight punch.
A big left from Lorenzon misses.
Lorenzon just misses with a punch to the body.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Kawanabe! But no joy.
Lorenzon slips a jab and a cross from Kawanabe.
Good standup being displayed there by Lorenzon as he connects with a hook.
Lorenzon throws a big shot that misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lorenzon lands a really nice looking cross but Kawanabe seems unphased.
Kawanabe misses the jab.
Kawanabe misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Lorenzon.
Kawanabe swings and misses with a hook to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lorenzon keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kawanabe is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Lorenzon throws a lazy right hand but Kawanabe sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
The fight stays on the outside here - Lorenzon looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Kawanabe throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Kawanabe misses with a combination

and Lorenzon counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Lorenzon doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

Kawanabe breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
A slow jab from Lorenzon misses its intended target.
Kawanabe misses with an uppercut. Lorenzon saw that one coming.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fighters circle momentarily. Lorenzon darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Kawanabe jabs at Lorenzon's body.
Kawanabe missing with a left hand there. Lorenzon was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Kawanabe throws an overhand right that lands on Lorenzon's shoulder, as Lorenzon tries to avoid the shot.

Lorenzon clinches up against the cage.
Lorenzon lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Lorenzon lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Lorenzon lands a body shot.
Lorenzon tries to throw a body punch but Kawanabe avoids it by throwing Lorenzon back against the cage.

Kawanabe manages to break the clinch.
Kawanabe with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Kawanabe rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Lorenzon counters with a nice body shot.
Lorenzon slips under a jab.
Kawanabe misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Lorenzon.
A counter left hand to the body from Lorenzon misses its target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kawanabe misses with a wild body shot.
Lorenzon wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Lorenzon lands with an overhand left.
Kawanabe misses the shot to the body.
Kawanabe misses with an uppercut.
Lorenzon seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Kawanabe throws a jab when Lorenzon was well out of range.
Lorenzon is looking to clinch but Kawanabe is avoiding it.
Lorenzon throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Kawanabe sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kawanabe punishes Lorenzon's body with a nice straight punch.
A jab from Kawanabe misses.
Kawanabe misses with a looping left.
Kawanabe misses with a hook
enabling Lorenzon to counter with a crisp jab.
Kawanabe moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kawanabe misses with a shot to the body
letting Lorenzon counter with a right hand.
Kawanabe swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Lorenzon wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Lorenzon connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Lorenzon looks to land a left hand but Kawanabe moved out of range nicely.
Kawanabe lands with a right hand.
Kawanabe misses with a wild body shot.
Lorenzon is looking to counter the offense by Kawanabe and move into the clinch.
Kawanabe shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Lorenzon drops his hands momentarily and Kawanabe takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Lorenzon's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Kawanabe connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Lorenzon scrambles back to his feet.
Nice straight punches there by Lorenzon. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Lorenzon.
Lorenzon keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
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 Geanluca Lorenzon will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Lorenzon throws a body punch but Kawanabe moves out of range.
Lorenzon throws a jab when Kawanabe was well out of range.
Kawanabe throws a lazy right hand but Lorenzon sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Lorenzon looks to throw the jab but Kawanabe is out of range.

Kawanabe tries to keep at a distance but Lorenzon has taken the fight into the clinch.
Lorenzon lands a left hand that snaps the head of Kawanabe backwards.
Lorenzon working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.

Kawanabe is rocked!

Kawanabe breaks from the clinch.
Kawanabe is still on wobbly legs! Can Lorenzon finish him?

Lorenzon has Kawanabe up against the cage in a clinch.
A right hand to the body from Lorenzon.
Lorenzon lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Lorenzon scores with a shoulder strike.
Lorenzon unloads with a big right hand that wobbles Kawanabe! He's leaning against the cage trying to keep his feet but Lorenzon is unloading with more strikes now! Kawanabe drops to his knees and the referee stops the fight for a TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:53 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Geanluca Lorenzon!
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
53%

 

Event: ABW 125 Ali - Huhrera II     
Date:   Apr 26, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Hairy Scrotum (ranked 460 p4p, 64 weight class) and Kagekatsu Uesugi (ranked 956 p4p, 127 weight class). Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

185 cm
23
177 lbs
11 - 1 - 0
182 cm
23
174 lbs
8 - 2 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent MT
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

Aspire Clothing
Green Machine Nutritional Supplements

RAGS of a RONIN
Green Machine Nutritional Supplements



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Hairy Scrotum!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kagekatsu Uesugi!
The judges for this bout are Marco Blurström, Ben Zyskovitsi and Matti Vanhoillinen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Uesugi misses with a left hand
and Scrotum counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Uesugi throws a body punch but Scrotum moves out of range.
Scrotum uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Uesugi.
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.
Scrotum looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
A telegraphed right hand from Scrotum misses the target.
A countering left hand to the body from Uesugi misses.
Scrotum doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Uesugi swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Scrotum staying out of range there.
Uesugi takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Uesugi lands a nice hook to Scrotum's body. Scrotum takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Uesugi misses with a wild body shot.
An attempted straight right counter from Scrotum misses the target.
Scrotum is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Uesugi.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A jab from Uesugi does it's job there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Uesugi misses with an uppercut
enabling Scrotum to counter with a crisp jab.
Uesugi looks to land a left hand but Scrotum moved out of range nicely.
A decent looking cross lands there for Uesugi.
A big left from Uesugi misses.
Scrotum lands with a good body shot.
Uesugi fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Scrotum looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Uesugi misses with a left hand
and Scrotum connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Scrotum tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Uesugi connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Uesugi keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Kagekatsu Uesugi seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Uesugi scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Uesugi swings away with a body shot that misses
and Scrotum counters with a nice uppercut.
Uesugi misses with an uppercut.
Scrotum tries to clinch but Uesugi moves out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Uesugi connects with a body shot that sends Scrotum's belly button to the back.
Scrotum walks into a left hand.
Scrotum slips under a jab from Uesugi.
Uesugi punishes Scrotum's body with a nice straight punch.
Scrotum gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Uesugi connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Scrotum's hands.
Uesugi rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Scrotum counters with a stiff right hand.
Uesugi connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Scrotum momentarily.
Uesugi misses the shot to the body.
Uesugi misses with a right hand
and Scrotum counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Uesugi bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Uesugi with a body punch. A glancing blow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Scrotum throws a right hand that misses
and Uesugi makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Uesugi misses with a left hand
and Scrotum counters with a thumping low kick.
Scrotum is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Scrotum lands a two punch combo.
Scrotum takes a shot to the body in his stride.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Uesugi.
Scrotum uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Uesugi.
Scrotum throws a hook to the side of Uesugi's head but Uesugi sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Scrotum looks to land a combination but Uesugi avoids it well.
Uesugi is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Scrotum had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Uesugi jabs Scrotum to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Scrotum doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Uesugi lands a jab to Scrotum's midsection.
Uesugi stuns Scrotum with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Uesugi is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Scrotum.
It looked like Scrotum wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
A left and a right from Scrotum both land. Nice combination.
Uesugi scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Uesugi ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Uesugi is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Scrotum rather than just go for the knockout.
Uesugi misses with a wild body shot.
Uesugi scores with a decent looking hook.
Uesugi looks to score with a jab to the body but Scrotum is just out of range.
As Uesugi tries to get set, Scrotum tries to push him back and clinch up but Uesugi manages to avoid the attempt.
Uesugi swings away with a body shot that misses
and Scrotum counters with a series of strikes. Uesugi will be more careful next time no doubt.
Scrotum avoids the body shot from Uesugi.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Uesugi with a body punch. A glancing blow.
A cross from Uesugi lands.
Uesugi throws the left hand but Scrotum avoids the punch easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Uesugi throws an overhand right that lands on Scrotum's shoulder, as Scrotum tries to avoid the shot.
Scrotum fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Uesugi misses with a hook to the body
enabling Scrotum to counter with a crisp jab.
Uesugi throws a sloppy body shot
and Scrotum counters with an inside leg kick.
A jab from Uesugi does it's job there.
Uesugi connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Scrotum is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Uesugi misses the body punch
and Scrotum counters with a slapping leg kick.
Uesugi loads up on a big right hand but Scrotum slips the punch.
Uesugi is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Scrotum.
A slow jab from Uesugi misses its intended target.
Uesugi jabs Scrotum to the body, keeping him at a distance.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Uesugi scores with a hook to the body. Scrotum takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.

Scrotum gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Uesugi blocks a body shot from Scrotum.
Scrotum struggles to land a body shot inside as Uesugi controls his hands.
Uesugi blocks a body shot from Scrotum.
Uesugi is trying to force a seperation but Scrotum has the dominant position.
Uesugi looking to slow down the pace here.

Uesugi escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Uesugi misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Scrotum.
Kagekatsu Uesugi seems to be getting the better of the standup.
A big right from Uesugi misses.
Uesugi misses with a body shot.
Uesugi has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Uesugi misses the body punch
and Scrotum counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Scrotum avoids the body shot from Uesugi.
Scrotum half committed to a counter leg kick.
Scrotum showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Uesugi.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Uesugi lands a nice looking body shot.
Uesugi fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Scrotum manages to avoid it.
A slow jab from Scrotum misses its intended target.
Uesugi fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Scrotum manages to avoid it.
Hairy Scrotum is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Uesugi misses with a looping right.
Scrotum falls off balance throwing a combination
and Uesugi makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Uesugi lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Scrotum at a distance.
Uesugi misses with a looping right.
Scrotum was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
A looping hook to the body misses from Uesugi. Scrotum does a little dance to reset his feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Uesugi missing with a left hand there. Scrotum was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Uesugi sizes up Scrotum with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Uesugi fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Scrotum looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Scrotum doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Uesugi misses with a right hand
and Scrotum counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Uesugi connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Scrotum cracks Uesugi with an open hand slap.
Uesugi misses with a hook. Scrotum ducked under it nicely.
A punch lands to the side of Scrotum 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Uesugi swings widly with a right hand
and Scrotum counters with a straight right hand.
Scrotum blocks a jab.
Scrotum tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Uesugi manages to circle out of the way.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Uesugi slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Scrotum drops his hands momentarily and Uesugi takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Uesugi throws a hook to the side of Scrotum's head but Scrotum sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Scrotum swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Uesugi loads up on a big right hand but Scrotum slips the punch.
Uesugi avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Uesugi cracks Scrotum with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Scrotum walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Uesugi jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Scrotum takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Uesugi throws a jab when Scrotum was well out of range.
Uesugi misses with a left hand

and Scrotum counters by moving into the clinch.
Uesugi wants to get back to striking at distance but Scrotum won't allow it.
Scrotum tries to throw a body punch but Uesugi avoids it by throwing Scrotum back against the cage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Uesugi takes a swing at Scrotum's ribcage but misses.
Scrotum lands a jab to Uesugi's midsection.
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 looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Scrotum moves out of range of the strikes.
Uesugi lands a nice shot to the body.
Scrotum just misses with a punch to the body.
Uesugi missing with a left hand there. Scrotum was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Uesugi lands a nice hook to Scrotum's body. Scrotum takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Uesugi misses with a hook. Scrotum ducked under it nicely.
Scrotum slips a jab from Uesugi.
Uesugi throws a body shot but no joy.
Uesugi misses the shot to the body.
Scrotum seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jab, jab by Scrotum - just one landing.
Scrotum looks to land a combination but Uesugi avoids it well.
Uesugi now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Uesugi lands with an overhand left.
Uesugi throws a predictable looking body shot
and Scrotum counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Scrotum slips a straight right by Uesugi.
Uesugi scores with a nice head shot.
Uesugi missing with a left hand there. Scrotum was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Uesugi ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Uesugi connects with a body shot that sends Scrotum's belly button to the back.
Uesugi ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Scrotum moves away.
Scrotum was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Uesugi lunges at Scrotum with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Scrotum's hand.
Uesugi scores with a jab to the body.

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!
Scrotum ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Uesugi misses with a body shot.
An attempted straight right counter from Scrotum misses the target.
Uesugi misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Scrotum.
A swing and a miss from Uesugi.
A slow jab from Uesugi misses its intended target.
Uesugi waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Scrotum.
Scrotum throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Scrotum avoids the body shot from Uesugi.
Scrotum throws a big counter combination but Uesugi scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Scrotum walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Uesugi swings for the body but Scrotum moves out of range.
Scrotum throws out a powerful jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Scrotum avoids the body shot from Uesugi.
Scrotum appears to be looking for a big counter.
Uesugi punishes Scrotum's body with a nice straight punch.
Scrotum misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Uesugi bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Uesugi jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Uesugi swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Scrotum moves in looking to clinch but Uesugi pushes him off.
Uesugi doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
A looping hook to the body misses from Uesugi. Scrotum does a little dance to reset his feet.
Scrotum throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Uesugi counters with a right hand to the body.
Uesugi cracks a nice hook into Scrotum's ribs.
Scrotum throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hairy Scrotum has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Kagekatsu Uesugi 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.
Uesugi misses with a body shot.
Uesugi scores with a body shot.
A swing and a miss from Uesugi.
Scrotum went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Scrotum looks to throw the jab but Uesugi is out of range.
Uesugi misses with a straight left.
Scrotum is looking to counter the offense by Uesugi and move into the clinch.
Uesugi uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Scrotum.
Some wild striking there from Scrotum.
Uesugi takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Scrotum takes one to the chin there.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kagekatsu Uesugi comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Uesugi 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 Marco Blurström scores the fight 27:30
Judge Ben Zyskovitsi scores the fight 27:30
Judge Matti Vanhoillinen scores the fight 27:30

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

Kagekatsu Uesugi made sure to mention his sponsor, Vikai Gear in his post fight interview.
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Event: PFF 30 Pearson vs Jones     
Date:   Apr 21, 2018

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tsuruta lands with a left to the head.
Tsuruta makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A hook to the body from Tsuruta.
A nice left hand lands by Tsuruta.
Celbuir can't break the clinch.
Tsuruta lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Celbuir backwards.
A short right from Tsuruta on the inside.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Tsuruta lands a right hand that snaps the head of Celbuir backwards.

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

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


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

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

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

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

Celbuir manages to break the clinch.
Tsuruta lands an uppercut, right on the button! Celbuir tumbles backwards into the cage, staring vacantly into space! He's got no idea where he is, who he is or what day it is... Poor guy.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:18 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Tomomi Tsuruta!
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Event: MMAHelsinki - 175     
Date:   Apr 21, 2018

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

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

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

Aspire Clothing
Urban Fighter



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



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

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

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

That's one minute gone in the round.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Doom stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Doom is looking to slow Sanada down with leg kicks.
Sanada fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Doom manages to avoid it.
Sanada comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Doom throws a left and a right that both miss
and Sanada counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Doom lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Doom dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Sanada avoids the head kick by Doom.
Sanada blocks a jab.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Sanada in the fight. On paper you would think he is the more dominant ground fighter so let's see if these unusual tactics pay off.
Doom tries a head kick but it misses.
Sanada appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Project Doom is winning the standup battle so far.
A cross from Sanada lands.
Sanada misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Doom.
Doom tries to counter by clinching up but Sanada breaks away and moves out of range.
Doom throws a lazy right hand but Sanada sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Sanada wants to counter with a clinch but Doom pushes him away.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Doom.
Doom rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Sanada moves out of range and avoids them all easily.

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

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

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

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

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

Sanada gets to his feet and steps away from his opponent.
A jab from Sanada misses.
Sanada moves away from the strike by Doom.
Sanada swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Doom goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Sanada lands a jab to the nose.
Doom scores with a shot to the body.
Sanada misses with a looping right.
Doom slips a straight right by Sanada.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


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

Doom moves into the clinch successfully.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Doom is trying to break the clinch but Sanada is controlling him.
Sanada lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Doom lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Sanada scores with an uppercut up the middle.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A head punch on the inside from Sanada fails to land.
Sanada blocking some punches.
Doom lands an uppercut.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Project Doom will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Project Doom retains his welterweight title!
Project Doom was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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FIGHT
RATING
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Event: Battle Royale at the Beach     
Date:   Apr 13, 2018

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

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

Taps On The Island

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



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

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

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

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

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

Romanov takes the fight into the clinch.

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

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

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

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

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

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

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

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

Hiroshi Kawanabe dominated that round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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