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Event: NYFN Legends Tournament r. 1     
Date:   Nov 12, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Dana Fight Ii (ranked 6583 p4p, 658 weight class) and Ruphus Duphus (ranked 6353 p4p, 639 weight class). We have two fighters making their debuts here, so let's see who comes out of this one with their first professional victory.

189 cm
18
205 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
195 cm
18
205 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Solid Muay Thai
Intelligent
Good wrestler
Basic striking
Intelligent

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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 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Dana Fight Ii!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ruphus Duphus!
The judges for this bout are John Kavanagh, Eddie Farnsworth and Columbo Gatti.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Fight Ii bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Duphus misses with a wild body shot.
Fight Ii keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Duphus.
Fight Ii scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Duphus misses with a body kick.
Duphus showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Fight Ii.
Fight Ii scores with a jab to the head.
Dana Fight Ii seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Fight Ii lands a glancing blow to the side of Duphus's head.
Fight Ii connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Fight Ii lands a really nice looking cross but Duphus seems unphased.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Fight Ii lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Duphus throws a chopping leg kick but Fight Ii manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Fight Ii bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Duphus's head.
Duphus shoots in and drives through. Fight Ii sprawls well.

Duphus gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Fight Ii has a couple of punches blocked by Duphus.
Fight Ii misses with a hook from the clinch.

Duphus breaks the clinch.
Fight Ii lands with a right hand.
Fight Ii cracks Duphus with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Fight Ii throws an ugly left hook that misses

and Duphus counters with a single leg into guard. Fight Ii didn't expect that.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Duphus throws an elbow that misses. Fight Ii uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Duphus's guard. Nice move by Fight Ii!

Duphus looking to control.

Duphus is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Fight Ii defends well.

Duphus is working an open guard so Fight Ii takes the opportunity to get back to his feet.
Duphus throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Good standup being displayed there by Fight Ii as he connects with a hook.
The fighters circle momentarily. Fight Ii darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Duphus misses with a wild body shot.
Fight Ii scores with a nice right hand.
Duphus ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Fight Ii moves away.
Fight Ii scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Dana Fight Ii!
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Event: Syn 547 - Sanatarium     
Date:   Oct 06, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Steven Rutherford (ranked 56 p4p, 11 weight class) and Ilya Mstislav Volkov (ranked 74 p4p, 15 weight class). Volkov has chosen Россия as his entrance music. Well, I have no idea who's going to take this one!

183 cm
33
171 lbs
33 - 8 - 3
183 cm
35
181 lbs
29 - 9 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Humanoid Nutrition (160Q for 180$)

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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 33 wins, 8 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Ilya Mstislav Volkov!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Percy O'Donnell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rutherford looks to score with a jab to the body but Volkov is just out of range.
Volkov checks the leg kick nicely there.
Rutherford checks a low kick from Volkov.
Volkov scores with a nice head shot.
Volkov misses with a looping left.
It looked like Rutherford was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Volkov.
Nice defenses there by Volkov.
Rutherford swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Rutherford jabs Volkov to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Volkov throws a low kick but Rutherford moves out of range easily.
Volkov fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Rutherford checks it well.
Rutherford is looking to land body kicks.
Volkov's coach down at Gym Amsterdam was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Volkov's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford doesn't manage to clinch there - Volkov circles away.
Volkov on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Rutherford tries to clinch up.
Rutherford scores with a jab.
Rutherford lands an overhand right.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Rutherford there as he acknowledges the shot.
Rutherford throws a big shot that misses.
Rutherford waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Volkov.
Rutherford connects with a solid leg kick.
Rutherford misses with a body kick.
Volkov feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Rutherfords jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Volkov connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Rutherford momentarily.
Rutherford avoids the body shot from Volkov.
A slow jab from Rutherford misses its intended target.
Rutherford jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Rutherford shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
A slow jab from Volkov misses its intended target.
Rutherford dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
A telegraphed right hand from Rutherford misses the target.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rutherford with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Volkov to score with a decent uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with a right hand
enabling Volkov to counter with a crisp jab.
Volkov takes one to the chin there.
Rutherford throws a right hand that misses
letting Volkov counter with a right hand.
Rutherford connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Volkov misses with a straight left.
Rutherford throws a nice inside leg kick.
Rutherford avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Donk. Rutherford catches Volkov right on the button with a cross.
A solid leg kick lands there for Volkov.
Rutherford misses with the body kick
and Volkov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Nice defenses there by Volkov.
Rutherford walks into a straight right hand from Volkov.
Volkov misses with a low kick.
Rutherford throws a jab but it's blocked by Volkov.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Volkov.
Volkov takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Rutherford takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Rutherford throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Volkov scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Rutherford throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Rutherford takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Volkov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Volkov is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Rutherford had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Rutherford avoids a kick to the body.
Rutherford doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Volkov moves away from the strike by Rutherford.
Volkov swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Rutherford.
A nice combination there by Volkov.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford wants to land a leg kick but Volkov is out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Volkov.
Rutherford ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rutherford misses with a hook to the body
and Volkov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Volkov lets loose with a powerful body kick. Rutherford will feel that in the morning.
Rutherford slips under a jab from Volkov.
Volkov ducks under a wild hook from Rutherford.
Rutherford throws an off balance right hand
and Volkov counters with a nice low kick that buckles Rutherford's knee momentarily.
Volkov avoids the head kick by Rutherford.
Rutherford uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Volkov.
Rutherford misses with a leg kick.
Rutherford steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Volkov.
Rutherford wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Volkov throws a hook to the side of Rutherford's head but Rutherford sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Rutherford steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Volkov.
An attempted straight right counter from Rutherford misses the target.
Rutherford takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ilya Mstislav Volkov 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.


Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Volkov.
Volkov blocks the body kick.
Rutherford pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Volkov scores with a body shot.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Rutherford, as that shot connected.
Volkov finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Volkov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Volkov scores with the left hand. Rutherford knows he should have avoided that one.
Some wild striking there from Rutherford.
Rutherford lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Volkov.
Ilya Mstislav Volkov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Nice jab there from Volkov.
Volkov scores with a jab.
Volkov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Volkov throws the kick towards the body but Rutherford avoids it.
Rutherford looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Volkov scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Volkov slips a jab from Rutherford.
Volkov throws a push kick but Rutherford slaps the foot to one side.
Volkov scores with a shot to the body.
Volkov misses with a hook. Rutherford ducked under it nicely.
Volkov buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Volkov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rutherford.
Rutherford ducks under a wild hook from Volkov.
Volkov throws out a loose jab but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Volkov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Volkov wants to slow Rutherford down by chopping away at his legs.
Volkov tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Rutherford attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford throws a shot to the body.
Rutherford throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rutherford. Volkov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Volkov looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Rutherford feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Volkov's calf.
Rutherford lands a nice leg kick that just misses Volkov's sensitive parts.
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 looping hook to the body misses from Rutherford. Volkov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rutherford takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Rutherford takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Rutherford throws a lazy right hand but Volkov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Rutherford is looking to clinch.
Volkov blocks a head kick by Rutherford.
Volkov throws a hook but Rutherford avoids it easily.
Volkov uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Rutherford has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Volkov.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Volkov thuds a left hand into Rutherford's body.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Rutherford tries a low kick but Volkov avoids it.
Rutherford throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Volkov sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Volkov moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Volkov turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Volkov misses the body punch
and Rutherford makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
A big left from Rutherford misses.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Volkov.
Volkov pivots, looking for a leg kick but Rutherford is out of range and Volkov settles back down.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Rutherford might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Volkov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A nice side step and Volkov releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Volkov throws a hook but Rutherford avoids it easily.
It looked like Rutherford was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Volkov.
Rutherford fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Volkov has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rutherford. Volkov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Nice shot lands for Rutherford.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rutherford keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Volkov.
Volkov misses with a straight right.
Volkov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Rutherford checks a low kick from Volkov.
Rutherford appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Rutherford blocks a jab.
Volkov lands a leg kick that knocks Rutherford off balance momentarily.
Volkov on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Volkov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rutherford sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Rutherford avoids the body shot from Volkov.
Volkov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Rutherford misses with a hook. Volkov ducked under it nicely.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ilya Mstislav Volkov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
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. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Rutherford blocks a low kick nicely.
Steven Rutherford has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Volkov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Volkov uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Rutherford has time to react.
Rutherford throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Rutherford blocks the body kick.
Volkov ducks right into an uppercut from Rutherford.
Volkov takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Rutherford lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Rutherford is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Rutherford tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Rutherford rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Volkov moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Rutherford looks for the body kick but Volkov saw that one coming.
Volkov lands a nice shot that snaps Rutherford's head back.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rutherford tries a low kick but Volkov avoids it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A swing and a miss from Rutherford.
Volkov uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Rutherford has time to react.
Volkov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Volkov scores with a body shot.
Volkov misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Volkov jabs Rutherford to the body, keeping him at a distance.
A low kick from Volkov misses

and Rutherford counters by clinching up.
Volkov tries a body shot but Rutherford blocks it.
Volkov misses with a short punch on the inside.
Volkov misses with a hook from the clinch.
Volkov wants to get back to striking at distance but Rutherford won't allow it.
A short right from Volkov on the inside.
Volkov tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Volkov throws a head punch that misses.
Volkov lands a body shot.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

Volkov breaks from the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Volkov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Rutherford.
A slapping leg kick lands for Volkov.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Volkov ducks under a wild hook from Rutherford.
Rutherford staying out of range there.
Rutherford is looking to counter punch.
A thudding body kick lands there by Volkov!
Volkov throws a solid leg kick but Rutherford takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Volkov.
Volkov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rutherford.
Rutherford is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Rutherford misses with a looping left.
Rutherford on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Volkov dips to his left and cracks Rutherford with an uppercut!
Rutherford throws a shot from downtown. Volkov moves away and avoids it.
Ilya Mstislav Volkov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford tries to land a front kick but Volkov steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Volkov scores with the left hand. Rutherford knows he should have avoided that one.
Rutherford looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
A swing and a miss from Volkov.
Volkov moves out of range of the body kick.
Volkov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Volkov steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Rutherford.
Volkov connects with a jab.
Rutherford throws a half hearted mid kick.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Volkov! But no joy.
Volkov connects with an inside leg kick.
Volkov connects with a leg kick. Rutherford looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Rutherford lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Volkov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a low kick but Volkov moves out of range easily.
Rutherford walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
The fighters circle momentarily. Volkov darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Volkov fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Rutherford.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Volkov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rutherford.
Volkov lands a high kick!
Rutherford missing with a left hand there. Volkov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Volkov checks a low kick from Rutherford.
Volkov thuds his right hand into Rutherford's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Rutherford tries to work over Volkov's front leg with a kick but Volkov checks it.
Rutherford is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Rutherford misses with a wild combination.
Volkov connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Rutherford's hands.
A big left from Volkov misses.
Volkov just misses with a punch to the body.
A little feinted left hand from Rutherford on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 27:30
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 27:30
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ilya Mstislav Volkov!

Ilya Mstislav Volkov decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: Syn 545 - Oubliette     
Date:   Sep 23, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Steven Rutherford (ranked 110 p4p, 19 weight class) and Dum Debble (ranked 124 p4p, 21 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

183 cm
33
171 lbs
32 - 8 - 3
181 cm
24
175 lbs
12 - 4 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 8 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Dum Debble!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, Sam Margolis and Colin Fotheringham.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Debble avoids the head kick by Rutherford.
Rutherford throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Debble connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Rutherford takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Rutherford throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Debble's head.
Debble tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rutherford was well out of range. Poor timing from Debble.
Rutherford misses with a hook. Debble ducked under it nicely.
Debble scores with a hook to the body. Rutherford takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Rutherford is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Debble.
Debble throws a big shot that misses.
Rutherford moves in looking to clinch but Debble pushes him off.
Debble scores with a body shot.
Jab, jab by Rutherford - just one landing.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Debble throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
A slow jab from Debble misses its intended target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford lands a jab to Debble's midsection.
Rutherford scores with a leg kick.
Rutherford dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Debble. That did some damage!
Debble fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
Debble misses the jab.
Steven Rutherford seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rutherford ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A swing and a miss from Rutherford.
Rutherford fakes the leg kick and cracks Debble in the body.
Debble throws out a loose jab but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford throws the kick towards the body but Debble avoids it.
Rutherford lands with a shot to the body.
Debble misses with an uppercut. Rutherford saw that one coming.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford feints and then cracks Debble's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Debble down.
Rutherford throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Debble on the side of the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rutherford lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Debble throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Rutherford counters with a nice body kick.
We've been told by Rutherford's head coaches at The Charles Martel School of Greatness that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Rutherford moves away from the strike by Debble.
Rutherford throws a right hand that misses
and Debble counters with a lovely shot to the body.
A decent looking cross lands there for Rutherford.
Rutherford ducks under a wild hook from Debble.
Rutherford wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Rutherford uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Debble.
Rutherford cracks Debble with a good jab.
Rutherford misses with an attempted mid kick.
Debble misses with a wild body shot.
A little feinted left hand from Rutherford on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Debble rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Rutherford counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Rutherford changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Debble fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Rutherford misses with a looping right.
Rutherford lands the left hand.
A head kick misses from Rutherford.
Debble misses with a hook
letting Rutherford counter with a right hand.
Rutherford throws a lazy right hand but Debble sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Rutherford fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Rutherford throws a head kick but Debble moves out of range.
Debble slips under a jab from Rutherford.
A telegraphed right hand from Rutherford misses the target.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Debble. Rutherford does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rutherford pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
A big right from Rutherford misses.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Debble lands with a good body shot.
Rutherford slips a straight right by Debble.
Debble blocks a head kick by Rutherford.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Debble! But no joy.
Debble misses with a wild body shot.
Debble lands a jab to Rutherford's midsection.
Debble ducks under a wild hook from Rutherford.
Rutherford darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Debble throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Rutherford ducks right into an uppercut from Debble.
Rutherford throws a head kick but Debble moves out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Steven Rutherford dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Rutherford avoids the body shot from Debble.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Debble might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Rutherford has got the better of the exchanges.
Debble lands with a shot to the body.
Steven Rutherford is winning the standup battle so far.
Debble throws a body punch but Rutherford moves out of range.
Debble digs a good hook to Rutherford's body.
Debble throws a hook but Rutherford blocks it.
Debble lands a nice hook to Rutherford's body. Rutherford takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Debble misses with a body shot.
Debble avoids the body shot from Rutherford.
Debble misses with a wild body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Debble takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Rutherford throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Rutherford uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Debble.
Debble cracks Rutherford with a good jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Debble thuds a left hand into Rutherford's body.
Debble blocks the body kick.
Debble looks to score with a jab to the body but Rutherford is just out of range.
A jab from Rutherford does it's job there.
Debble on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Debble lands with a shot to the body.
Rutherford misses with a body kick.
Debble moves out of range as Rutherford strikes.
Debble fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Rutherford on the side of the head.
Rutherford lands a jab to Debble's midsection.
Debble gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Debble lands a body shot.

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!
Debble keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Debble looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Rutherford throws a good cross that connects.
Rutherford throws a hook but Debble blocks it.
Debble looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Rutherford cracks Debble with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Rutherford throws a half hearted mid kick.
Rutherford scores with a punch to the head.
Rutherford tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Rutherford slips under a jab from Debble.
A looping hook to the body misses from Debble. Rutherford does a little dance to reset his feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford digs a good hook to Debble's body.
Rutherford lands with a nice body kick.
Rutherford misses with an attempted mid kick.
Rutherford throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Debble's head.
Debble misses the shot to the body.
Rutherford throws a wild body kick that Debble sees coming a mile off.
Debble misses with a wild body shot.
Rutherford keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Rutherford works the jab nicely.
Rutherford scores with a kick to the midsection.
Debble uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rutherford.
Debble takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rutherford catches Debble with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Rutherford tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Debble.
Rutherford defending well as Debble loads up on a big left hand.
Rutherford fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Debble has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Rutherford looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Debble now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Debble blocks the body kick.
Rutherford tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Rutherford misses with a leg kick
and Debble connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Rutherford takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Debble tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rutherford was well out of range. Poor timing from Debble.
A looping hook to the body misses from Debble. Rutherford does a little dance to reset his feet.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Steven Rutherford dominated that second round.
That's time! Rutherford's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Rutherford buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut
and Debble counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Rutherford throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Debble sees it coming and avoids it easily.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Debble! But no joy.
Rutherford looks to score with a jab to the body but Debble is just out of range.
Debble fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Rutherford lands a nice shot that snaps Debble's head back.
Rutherford pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Rutherford lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A left lands for Rutherford.
Nice defenses there by Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with an attempted mid kick.
Rutherford scores with a head kick. Debble tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Debble looks to land a left hand but Rutherford moved out of range nicely.
Rutherford with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Debble to score with a decent uppercut.
Rutherford throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Donk. Debble catches Rutherford right on the button with a cross.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but Debble moved away.
Debble is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Rutherford with a body shot.
Debble scores with a jab to the jaw.
Rutherford is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Debble can do to turn this around?
Debble misses the jab.
Rutherford chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Rutherford looks to land a left hand but Debble moved out of range nicely.
Rutherford fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Debble on the side of the head.
Rutherford uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Debble.
Rutherford misses with a looping left.
Debble throws out a counter right but Rutherford avoids it with no problem.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Rutherford throws a wild body kick that Debble sees coming a mile off.
Rutherford scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Debble defending well as Rutherford loads up on a big left hand.
Rutherford lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Debble scores with a hook to the body. Rutherford takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Debble throws an overhand right that lands on Rutherford's shoulder, as Rutherford tries to avoid the shot.
Debble misses with a body shot.
Rutherford displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Debble throws out the jab.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut. Debble saw that one coming.
Rutherford throws a body kick that misses.
Rutherford tries to land a front kick but Debble steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Debble avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Debble throws out a counter right but Rutherford avoids it with no problem.
Debble throws a body punch but Rutherford moves out of range.
Debble takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Debble tests Rutherford's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Rutherford throws a lazy right hand but Debble sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Debble throws a lazy right hand but Rutherford sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Dum Debble has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Debble dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Rutherford throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Debble sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Rutherford misses with a head kick.
Rutherford uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Debble.
Debble misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
Debble has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford throws a push kick but Debble slaps the foot to one side.
Rutherford throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Steven Rutherford is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
A big left from Rutherford misses.
Rutherford connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Debble momentarily.
Debble tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rutherford was well out of range. Poor timing from Debble.
Rutherford swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Debble gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Debble throws a shot from downtown. Rutherford moves away and avoids it.
Rutherford takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Debble steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rutherford.
Debble swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Rutherford tries a head kick but it misses.
Debble throws a shot from downtown. Rutherford moves away and avoids it.

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 Steven Rutherford.
Well Rutherford has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 30:27
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 30:27
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Steven Rutherford!

Steven Rutherford managed to slip a mention for his sponsors, Reaper Combatwear, into his post fight interview.
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Event: Syn 542 - Apotheosis     
Date:   Sep 02, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Noob Saibot (ranked 213 p4p, 31 weight class) and Steven Rutherford (ranked 192 p4p, 26 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?

182 cm
36
178 lbs
38 - 14 - 1
183 cm
33
177 lbs
31 - 8 - 3
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$)
Aspire Clothing

Reaper Combatwear
Humanoid Nutrition (160Q for 180$)



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 38 wins, 14 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Noob Saibot!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 8 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
The judges for this bout are Sam Margolis, Chris Edwards and Donald Grub.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Saibot throws a right hand that misses

and Rutherford counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Saibot.

Saibot breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Good work by Saibot as he checks the leg kick.
As Rutherford looks to move away, Saibot throws a big counter combo but Rutherford just gets out of the way.
Saibot takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
A solid leg kick lands there for Rutherford.
Saibot lands an overhand right.

It looks like Steven Rutherford has been cut.
Saibot looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.

Rutherford moves into the clinch.
Saibot tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.
Saibot blocks a body shot from Rutherford.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford lands a left hand that snaps the head of Saibot backwards.
Rutherford works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Rutherford blocking some punches.
Good body shot from Saibot.
Saibot working hard to break the clinch.
Still in the clinch, Rutherford scores with a nice short uppercut.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Saibot tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.
Saibot is leaning against Rutherford and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.

Saibot breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Rutherford with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Rutherford ducks under a wild hook from Saibot.
Saibot slips a jab from Rutherford.
Rutherford feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Saibot's calf.
Rutherford swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Saibot thinks about countering with a body kick.
Rutherford throws a wild body kick that Saibot sees coming a mile off.
Saibot swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Saibot throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Saibot throws a good cross that connects.
Rutherford checks a leg kick nicely.
Rutherford throws a body kick that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford ducks under a wild hook from Saibot.
Rutherford bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

Rutherford closes the distance and pushes Saibot back into the cage.
Saibot swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Saibot fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford is working Saibot over against the cage.
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!
Saibot prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
A shot in the inside from Rutherford.
A nice left hand lands by Rutherford.

Saibot breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Saibot gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Saibot ducks under a wild hook from Rutherford.
Saibot uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rutherford.
Steven Rutherford seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rutherford lands with a nice body kick.
Rutherford misses with a body kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Saibot misses with a left hand
and Rutherford counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Rutherford displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Saibot throws out the jab.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Rutherford, right into the meat.
Rutherford is looking to slow Saibot down with leg kicks.
Rutherford lands with a right hand.

It looks like Noob Saibot has been cut.
Saibot slips a jab from Rutherford.
Saibot throwing a counter right hand but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
Rutherford lands a body shot.
Saibot takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Saibot rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Rutherford moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Rutherford lands with a thumping leg kick.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Rutherford. Saibot shrugs it off though.

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!
Saibot is looking to slow Rutherford down with leg kicks.

Saibot tries to keep at a distance but Rutherford has taken the fight into the clinch.
Rutherford misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Saibot fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Rutherford lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Saibot controls the action.
A head punch on the inside from Saibot fails to land.
Rutherford makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Saibot swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Rutherford blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Steven Rutherford dominated that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Saibot with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Rutherford to score with a decent uppercut.
Saibot looks to throw the jab but Rutherford is out of range.
Good work by Saibot as he checks the leg kick.
Saibot connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Rutherford throws a body punch but Saibot moves out of range.
Saibot buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Rutherford wants to land a leg kick but Saibot is out of range.
Rutherford has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford scores with a spinning back kick!
Rutherford tries to clinch but Saibot moves out of range.
Rutherford swings widly with a right hand
and Saibot counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Rutherford misses with a low kick.
An attempted straight right counter from Saibot misses the target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Saibot throws an off balance right hand
and Rutherford counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Saibot swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Rutherford pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Saibot throwing a counter right hand but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Rutherford checks a leg kick.
Rutherford connects with a solid leg kick.
Rutherford looks to score with a jab to the body but Saibot is just out of range.
Rutherford on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Saibot. Saibot obviously looking to wear him down.
Saibot moves out of range of the body kick from Rutherford.
Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Saibot.
Rutherford tries to counter with a clinch but Saibot shakes him off and moves away.
Saibot throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A chopping leg kick lands by Rutherford.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Rutherford.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Saibot blocks the body kick.
Rutherford throws a lazy uppercut
and Saibot counters with a nice kick to the body.
Saibot displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rutherford throws out the jab.
Rutherford throws a head kick that misses.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rutherford throws a leg kick
and Saibot counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Rutherford is looking to clinch but Saibot is avoiding it.
Saibot takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Rutherford scores with a nice right hand.
Rutherford scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
A telegraphed right hand from Saibot misses the target.
Rutherford misses with a jab to the body
and Rutherford takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford throws a body kick that misses.
Rutherford pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Saibot half committed to a counter leg kick.
Saibot defending well as Rutherford loads up on a big left hand.
Steven Rutherford seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Rutherford throws a head kick that misses.
Saibot fakes the leg kick and cracks Rutherford in the body.
Rutherford looks to land a left hand but Saibot moved out of range nicely.
Rutherford thuds his right hand into Saibot's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Rutherford has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Saibot swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Saibot moves out of range of the body kick from Rutherford.
Rutherford swings for the body but Saibot moves out of range.
Rutherford staying out of range there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Rutherford finds it's way through Saibot's defenses.
Rutherford scores with a hook.
Saibot on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Saibot drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford throws a right hand that misses
and Saibot counters with a slapping leg kick.
Saibot throws the left hand but Rutherford avoids the punch easily.
Rutherford scores with a decent looking hook.

Saibot is rocked!
Rutherford throws a head kick but Saibot moves out of range.
Rutherford moves out of range as Saibot strikes.

Rutherford clinches up against the cage.
Saibot misses with a punch on the inside.
Saibot is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Rutherford tries to work over Saibot's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Steven Rutherford showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Saibot throws a leg kick but Rutherford sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Rutherford misses with a straight left.
Rutherford changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Saibot throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Saibot.
Rutherford tries to counter by closing the distance.
Saibot misses with a head kick.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but Saibot checks it.
Saibot throwing a counter right hand but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford throws a sloppy head kick
and Saibot makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Saibot misses with an uppercut. Rutherford saw that one coming.
Nice uppercut there from Rutherford.
Rutherford defending well as Saibot loads up on a big left hand.
Rutherford tries to counter with a clinch but Saibot shakes him off and moves away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford lands a jab to the head.
Rutherford lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Rutherford misses with a left hand
and Saibot connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Rutherford moves out of range as Saibot strikes.
Saibot on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Saibot scores with a spinning back kick!
Rutherford misses with a left hand
and Saibot counters with a good low kick that Rutherford was not able to check.
Rutherford swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Saibot.
Rutherford tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Saibot was well out of range. Poor timing from Rutherford.
Crunch! Rutherford slams his shin into Saibot's torso.
Noob Saibot has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A big left from Rutherford misses.
Saibot feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Saibot misses with a hook

and Rutherford counters by clinching up.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Saibot throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Rutherfords head.
Saibot lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Rutherford backwards.
A short body shot lands from Rutherford as the two fighters clinch.
Saibot blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Saibot misses with a hook from the clinch.
A shot in the inside from Rutherford.
Saibot working aggressively here.
Still in the clinch, Rutherford scores with a nice short uppercut.
Saibot misses with a body punch.
Saibot tries a body shot but Rutherford blocks it.
Rutherford pushes Saibot back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Saibot.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Saibot looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Saibot lands on the inside with an uppercut.
A short right from Rutherford.
Saibot working aggressively here.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Saibot controls the action.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Saibot's elbow.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Saibot wants to get back to striking at distance but Rutherford won't allow it.
A head punch on the inside from Rutherford fails to land.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.
Saibot misses with a punch on the inside.
Saibot lands a hook to the side of the head.
Nice body punch from Rutherford.
Rutherford tries to work over Saibot's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Saibot.
Rutherford working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Rutherford lands a left hand.
Rutherford working some nice short punches in the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Saibot blocks a body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Saibot uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Steven Rutherford is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
A short uppercut from Saibot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Saibot wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Rutherford has him pressed against the cage.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Saibot lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Saibot working aggressively here.
Saibot lands a body punch.
Saibot tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Saibot tries a body shot but Rutherford blocks it.
Saibot is trying to break free.
Rutherford tries to work over Saibot's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Saibot throws a punch but it's blocked by Rutherford.
A short body shot lands from Saibot as the two fighters clinch.
Saibot lands a left hand.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Steven Rutherford.
Well Rutherford has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 28:29
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 27:30
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Steven Rutherford!

Steven Rutherford very nearly forgot to thank Reaper Combatwear amongst all the excitement of his win but just as the interview came to a close, he screamed their name. Hopefully he'll get a few nice freebies in the mail as a thank you.
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Event: Syn 539 - Luminous     
Date:   Aug 11, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Cole Orion and Steven Rutherford. Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!

184 cm
29
183 lbs
21 - 9 - 1
183 cm
32
184 lbs
31 - 7 - 3
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Cole Orion!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 7 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Don Winkell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Orion throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Rutherford is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
A low kick from Orion is predictable there
and Rutherford counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Orion moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Orion dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Rutherford. That did some damage!
Orion looks to score with a jab to the body but Rutherford is just out of range.
Rutherford scores with a leg kick.
Orion fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Rutherford gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Orion pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Orion throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rutherford throws a nice inside leg kick.
Rutherford connects with a crisp jab.
Orion tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Orion throws a shot from downtown. Rutherford moves away and avoids it.
Rutherford doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Rutherford throws an off balance right hand
and Orion cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Orion scores with a kick to the midsection.
Orion steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rutherford.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford connects with a single shot there.
Orion fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Rutherford has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Orion loads up on a big right hand but Rutherford slips the punch.
Rutherford steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Orion.
Orion throws a leg kick but Rutherford sees it coming and moves out of range.
Rutherford lands with a nice body punch.
Orion tries to work over Rutherford's front leg with a kick but Rutherford checks it.
Rutherford moves out of range as Orion throws a body kick.
Orion tries to work over Rutherford's front leg with a kick but Rutherford checks it.
Rutherford turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Orion on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Rutherford. Rutherford obviously looking to wear him down.
Nice straight punches there by Orion. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Orion.
A bone on bone clash there as Rutherford blocks the leg kick.
Orion sets himself, and Rutherford steps forward looking for the clinch! Orion avoids it this time.
Rutherford connects with a leg kick. Orion looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Orion throws a leg kick
and Rutherford counters with an outside leg kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Orion throws a leg kick
and Rutherford counters with a straight right hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Orion uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rutherford.
Orion takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
A swing and a miss from Orion.
Cole Orion seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Orion throws a shot from downtown. Rutherford moves away and avoids it.
Rutherford misses with a looping right.
Rutherford throws a push kick but Orion slaps the foot to one side.
Rutherford misses with a leg kick
and Orion counters with an inside leg kick.
Rutherford swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Orion throwing a counter right hand but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
Orion misses the jab.
Orion misses with a looping left.
Orion staying out of range there.
Orion slips a jab from Rutherford.
Orion connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Good shot there by Rutherford.
Rutherford walks into a straight right hand from Orion.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Orion misses with a kick to the body
and Rutherford counters with a nice kick to the body.
Orion throws a low kick but it's checked well by Rutherford.
Orion sets himself, and Rutherford steps forward looking for the clinch! Orion avoids it this time.
Orion keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
An inside leg kick lands from Orion.
Rutherford throws a body shot but no joy.
Orion misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
Orion throws a good cross that connects.
Orion throws an off balance right hand
and Orion takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Orion swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Orion lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Orion 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.
Rutherford steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Orion.
Rutherford on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Orion. Orion obviously looking to wear him down.

Orion closes the distance and pushes Rutherford back into the cage.
A short uppercut from Orion.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Orion prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Orion misses with a body punch.
Orion lands an elbow that stopped Rutherford in his tracks for a moment.

It looks like Steven Rutherford has been cut.

Orion's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
A jab from Orion misses.
Orion bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Orion moves out of range of the strikes.
Orion swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Orion cracks the inside of Rutherford's front leg.
Orion is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Orion throws a lazy uppercut
and Rutherford counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Rutherford bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A little jabbing left from Rutherford on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Orion wants to clinch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rutherford scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
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 Cole Orion will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Steven Rutherford's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Orion scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
A lazy left from Rutherford finds it's target.
Orion misses with a wild body shot.
Rutherford's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Orion misses with a body punch
and Rutherford cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Orion throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Orion lands an overhand right.
Nice body punch from Orion.
Orion is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Rutherford lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Orion misses with a kick to the body

and Rutherford counters into the clinch. Nicely done.

Orion escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Orion lands a nice shot to the body.
Rutherford has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Orion thows a leg kick but Rutherford checks it
and Rutherford counters with a stiff right hand.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Orion looks for the body kick but Rutherford saw that one coming.
Rutherford now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Rutherford tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Orion lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Orion is out of range.
Orion ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Rutherford avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Rutherford let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Rutherford throws a looping overhand right but Orion ducks down to avoid it.
Orion motions for Rutherford to come forward. Orion throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Orion looks to land a left hand but Rutherford moved out of range nicely.
Rutherford throws a sloppy head kick and Orion moves out of range easily.
Orion was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Rutherford is looking to chop away at Orion's legs.
Orion ducks under a wild hook from Rutherford.
Orion lands with a thumping leg kick.
Rutherford throws a poor cross that misses
and Orion counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Orion motions for Rutherford to come forward. Orion throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Orion throws a low kick but Rutherford avoids it.
Rutherford scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Orion doesn't seem bothered though.
Orion lands a jab to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Orion connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Orion turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rutherford turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Orion throws a leg kick which misses Rutherford's front leg but catches the back leg as Rutherford tries to avoid it.
Rutherford loads up on a big right hand but Orion slips the punch.
Rutherford lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Orion wants to land a leg kick but Rutherford is out of range.
Orion looks to land a body kick but Rutherford moved away.
Rutherford moves out of range of the leg kick from Orion.
Rutherford just misses with a punch to the body.
Orion fails in his attempt to clinch.
Orion jabs Rutherford right on the nose. Rutherford blinks but takes it well.
Rutherford scores with a leg kick.
Orion staying out of range there.
Orion takes one to the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with a hook.
A leg kick checked by Orion.
Orion throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rutherford sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Rutherford lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Cole Orion is winning the standup battle so far.
Orion connects with a solid leg kick.
Orion on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Orion.
Orion throws the kick towards the body but Rutherford avoids it.
Orion looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Rutherford checks a low kick from Orion.
A head kick misses from Orion.
Orion chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Rutherford checks a leg kick.
Rutherford tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Orion is able to avoid easily.
Orion throws a jab but it's blocked by Rutherford.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Orion scores with a jab to the body.
Rutherford keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Orion.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford checks the leg kick.
Orion chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Rutherford waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Orion.
Rutherford moves away from the strike by Orion.
Orion scores with a spinning back kick!
Orion throws the left hand but Rutherford avoids the punch easily.
Orion tries a head kick but it misses.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Orion checks a leg kick.
Rutherford throws a right hand that misses
and Orion counters with an outside leg kick.
Rutherford on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Orion pushes Rutherford away with a front kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Cole Orion dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Steven Rutherford's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!


Rutherford catches Orion with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Steven Rutherford has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Rutherford misses with a straight right.
Orion throws the left hand but Rutherford avoids the punch easily.
Orion is looking to chop away at Rutherford's legs.
Rutherford throws a hook but Orion blocks it.
Orion was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Nice defenses there by Rutherford.
Orion takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Rutherford scores with a punch to the head.

Orion moves into the clinch.
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rutherford tries a body shot but Orion blocks it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Orion controls the action.
Rutherford lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Orion softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Orion misses with a punch on the inside.
Orion misses with a shot to the kidneys.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Orion swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Orion is trying to break the clinch but Rutherford is controlling him.
A short uppercut from Rutherford.
Orion tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.
Rutherford takes an elbow to the forehead.
Rutherford lands with a left to the head.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Orion goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Orion prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a left hand that snaps the head of Orion backwards.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Rutherford creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Orion scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Orion.
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Orion uses good head movement to avoid it.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Rutherford lands a left hand.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford works on Orion's body with a couple of short punches.
Rutherford misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Orion is stalling here.
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Orion uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford throws a head punch that misses.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Orion.
Rutherford scores with a shoulder strike.
Rutherford working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Orion blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Orion is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Orion lands with a light punch inside.
Orion misses with a punch on the inside.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Orion controls his hands.
Orion misses with a hook to the ribs.
Orion pressing his opponent against the cage.
Steven Rutherford seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Rutherford lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Orion backwards.
Rutherford lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Orion throws a punch but it's blocked by Rutherford.
Rutherford scores with a shoulder strike.
Rutherford lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Rutherford lands a nice uppercut.
Rutherford scores with a nice hook to the head.
Rutherford blocking some punches.
Rutherford throws a head punch that misses.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Rutherford creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Orion lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rutherford lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Orion uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Orion wants to get back to striking at distance but Rutherford won't allow it.
Rutherford lands with a right to the head.
A head punch on the inside from Rutherford fails to land.
Cole Orion is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Rutherford creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Rutherford lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Orion.
Rutherford lands a right hand.
Still in the clinch, Rutherford scores with a nice short uppercut.

Orion is rocked!
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Rutherford lands with a right to the head.
Oh Orion is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Rutherford creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Orion.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Orion seems to have got his legs back now.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Orion controls the action.
Rutherford throws a head punch that misses.
Orion is trying to break the clinch but Rutherford has him pressed against the cage.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rutherford fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 29:28
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 29:28
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Cole Orion!

Cole Orion seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: Syn 537 - Anathema     
Date:   Jul 28, 2017

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

184 cm
29
183 lbs
21 - 9 - 0
183 cm
32
184 lbs
31 - 7 - 2
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Aspire Nutrition

Humanoid Nutrition (160Q for 180$)
Reaper Combatwear



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 21 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Cole Orion!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 7 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Timothy Bukovac and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Orion ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Orion ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Rutherford moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Rutherford has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Orion.
Orion fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a body shot but no joy.
Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Orion.
Rutherford throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Orion cracks Rutherford with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Orion works Rutherford's body with a nice hook.
The crowd cheers as Rutherford lands an impressive looking overhand right. Orion doesn't seem phased though.
A nice leg kick lands there from Orion.
We've been told by Orion's head coaches at White Eagle that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Rutherford scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rutherford fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Orion checks it well.
Orion moves out of range as Rutherford throws a body kick.
Rutherford jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Rutherford digs a good hook to Orion's body.
Orion is looking to slow Rutherford down with leg kicks.
Orion takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Orion checks a leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Orion misses with a low kick as Rutherford jumps back.
Orion throws a chopping leg kick but Rutherford manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Rutherford.
Orion throws a leg kick that misses.
Orion looking to land some kicks to the body here.
It seemed like Rutherford was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Rutherford throws the left hand but Orion avoids the punch easily.
Rutherford scores with a shot to the body.
Orion moves out of range of the leg kick from Rutherford.
Orion goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.

Orion gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Orion prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rutherford.
Orion stalling in the clinch but Rutherford improves position.
Orion tries a body shot but Rutherford blocks it.
Rutherford lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Rutherford works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.

Orion breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Rutherford throws a jab when Orion was well out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford connects with a solid leg kick.
Orion has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Rutherford.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Nice body punch from Orion.
Orion throws a leg kick
enabling Rutherford to counter with a crisp jab.
Orion chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Orion throws a low kick but it's checked well by Rutherford.
Orion has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Rutherford.
Cole Orion seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Orion moves into range and clinches up with Rutherford.
Orion looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Orion's elbow.

Rutherford breaks the clinch.
Orion blocks a leg kick.
Rutherford takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
A telegraphed right hand from Orion misses the target.
Rutherford tries to score with a low kick but Orion moves his leg out of the way.
Orion steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rutherford.
Rutherford thows a left - swing and a miss!
Good exchange - Rutherford coming out on top.
A telegraphed right hand from Orion misses the target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Orion throws a leg kick
and Rutherford counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Rutherford keeps Orion at a distance using the push kick.
Orion throws a body shot but no joy.
Rutherford is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Orion scores with a jab to the head.
Rutherford on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Orion. Orion obviously looking to wear him down.
A jab from Orion misses.
Orion thumps Rutherford with a low kick.
Orion throws a body punch but Rutherford moves out of range.
Rutherford tries to counter with a clinch but Orion shakes him off and moves away.
Orion looks to land a left hand but Rutherford moved out of range nicely.
Rutherford misses with a jab to the body
and Orion cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Rutherford scores with a jab.
Rutherford looks to score with a jab to the body but Orion is just out of range.
Rutherford gets off balance looking for a body kick
enabling Orion to counter with a crisp jab.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Orion looks for the body kick but Rutherford saw that one coming.
Orion scores with a jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Orion checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Orion scores with a kick to the body.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Rutherford checks a leg kick.
Rutherford misses with a leg kick
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Rutherford throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Orion sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Rutherford pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Orion fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
Orion with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Orion swings for the body but Rutherford moves out of range.
Orion throws a poor cross that misses
and Rutherford counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Rutherford is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Orion had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Orion throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rutherford sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Orion moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Orion gets cracked there but stands up to it.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Orion takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but Orion moved away.
Orion lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Rutherford tries to land a front kick but Orion steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
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 Cole Orion will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action!


A low kick from Orion misses
and Rutherford counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Orion throws a leg kick that misses.
Orion throws a nice outside leg kick.
Rutherford goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Orion throws out a loose jab but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford swings for the body but Orion moves out of range.
Orion is looking to counter punch.
Rutherford lands a nice hook to Orion's body. Orion takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Rutherford misses with a head kick.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Orion checks a leg kick.
Orion connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Rutherford looks to land a right hand but Orion moved out of range.
Rutherford throws a push kick but Orion slaps the foot to one side.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rutherford throws the left hand but Orion avoids the punch easily.
Rutherford avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Rutherford misses with a body kick.
A shot to the body from Rutherford misses
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Rutherford has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Orion lands a slapping body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut.
Rutherford avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Orion connects with a solid leg kick.
Rutherford connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Orion momentarily.
Orion works Rutherford's body with a nice hook.
Orion tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Rutherford is able to avoid easily.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Rutherford! But no joy.
Orion tries to clinch but Rutherford moves out of range.
Orion walks into a left hand.
Orion turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Orion throws a shot from downtown. Rutherford moves away and avoids it.
Orion slips under a jab from Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a right and a left that both miss.
A telegraphed right hand from Orion misses the target.
Rutherford misses with a kick to the body.
Rutherford throws a chopping leg kick but Orion manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Rutherford bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Orion's head.
Rutherford throws a body shot but no joy.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rutherford throws a body shot but no joy.
Orion tried to counter with a leg kick but Rutherford avoided it.
Rutherford throws a looping overhand right but Orion ducks down to avoid it.
Rutherford avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Orion lands with a nice body punch.
Orion throws a leg kick which misses Rutherford's front leg but catches the back leg as Rutherford tries to avoid it.
Rutherford 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.
Rutherford bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Orion listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Rutherford dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Rutherford misses with a low kick as Orion jumps back.
Orion explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Rutherford checks the leg kick.
Orion smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Rutherford takes one on the button.
Orion lands a glancing blow to the side of Rutherford's head.
Orion throws a leg kick but Rutherford checks it.
Rutherford moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Orion looks to land a body kick but Rutherford moved away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford defending well as Orion loads up on a big left hand.
Orion tries to land a body kick
enabling Rutherford to counter with a crisp jab.
Rutherford's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
A decent looking cross lands there for Orion.
Orion moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Rutherford throws a jab when Orion was well out of range.
Orion misses with a body kick.
Rutherford keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Orion tries a low kick but Rutherford avoids it.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Rutherford 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 Orion has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Orion and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Rutherford throws a nice head kick!
Rutherford throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Rutherford drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Cole Orion is winning the standup battle so far.
Orion tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Orion misses with a right hand
and Rutherford counters with a nice low kick that buckles Orion's knee momentarily.
Orion staying out of range there.
Orion takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Orion throws a push kick but Rutherford slaps the foot to one side.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Orion checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Orion thinks about countering with a body kick.
Rutherford throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Orion fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Rutherford has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Rutherford stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Orion throws a poor cross that misses

and Rutherford counters by clinching up.
Rutherford misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rutherford blocks an uppercut.

Orion pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Orion throws an overhand right that lands on Rutherford's shoulder, as Rutherford tries to avoid the shot.
Orion throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Orion throws out a loose jab but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
A nice leg kick lands there from Orion.
Orion moves out of range of the body kick.
Orion throws a solid leg kick but Rutherford takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Orion.
Orion moves out of range of the body kick from Rutherford.
Orion thows a left - swing and a miss!
Rutherford ducks under a wild hook from Orion.
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 Cole Orion will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! And we move into the final round!


Orion closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Steven Rutherford has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Rutherford misses with an uppercut. Orion saw that one coming.
Rutherford throws the left hand but Orion avoids the punch easily.
As Rutherford backs away, Orion returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Rutherford lands a jab to the head.
A slapping leg kick lands for Orion.
Orion thows a body kick. Rutherford tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Rutherford throws a lazy right hand but Orion sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Orion takes a jab right on the kisser.
Rutherford connects with a crisp jab.
Rutherford tries to land a front kick but Orion steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Orion misses the shot to the body.
Orion keeps Rutherford at a distance using the push kick.

Orion clinches.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A short left from Orion.

Orion escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Orion ducks under a wild hook from Rutherford.
Orion fails with an attempt to clinch.
Rutherford throws a half hearted mid kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Orion throws a body kick that misses.
Rutherford ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Orion moves away.
Rutherford checks a leg kick nicely.
Orion lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Orion slips a jab from Rutherford.
Rutherford throws out a leg kick but Orion moves out of range and Rutherford only half commits.
Orion takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
A jab from Orion does it's job there.
Rutherford cracks Orion with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Orion throws a leg kick but Rutherford sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Orion slips a jab from Rutherford.
Orion swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rutherford finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Orion cracks Rutherford with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.

Rutherford fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Orion, pushing him back against the cage.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Rutherford.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with a short punch 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!
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Orion.
Rutherford lands a hook that snaps the head of Orion backwards.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Orion.
Orion lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Orion misses with a punch to the body.
Orion has had enough of the clinch but Rutherford keeps him there for the moment.
A short right from Rutherford.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Rutherford throws a head punch that misses.
Orion tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.
Orion throws an elbow but it misses.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Orion lands a body shot in the clinch.
Rutherford's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Rutherford stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Orion has a couple of punches blocked by Rutherford.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Orion controls his hands.
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Rutherford breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Rutherford lands a jab to the nose.
Orion avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Orion swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Orion lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Orion looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Rutherford walks into a left hand.
Orion throws a low kick but Rutherford moves out of range easily.
Rutherford with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Rutherford throws a looping overhand right but Orion ducks down to avoid it.
Orion darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Rutherford takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Rutherford looks to land a combination but Orion avoids it well.
Orion connects with an inside leg kick.
Some bone on bone action there as Orion checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Rutherford just manages to avoid a counter high kick fromOrion.
Nice cross by Orion.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Rutherford moves out of range of the body kick.
Rutherford steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Orion.
Rutherford throws a right hand that misses
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with a straight left.
Orion chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Orion lands with a shot to the body.
Rutherford walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Orion checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Cole Orion is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
A nice inside leg kick there by Orion. That's going to slow Rutherford down.
Orion keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rutherford.
Rutherford takes one on the button.
Orion delivers a nice body kick.
Rutherford throws a head kick but Orion moves out of range.
Rutherford bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Orion throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Orion ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Orion throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A jab from Orion misses.
Rutherford throws a quick inside leg kick.
Orion throws a body kick that misses.

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 Cole Orion.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Orion, winning every round. Will the judges agree? They are the ones who matter, even if they are often depressingly incompetent. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 30:27
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 28:30
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 29:29

The fight is ruled a draw!
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Event: Syn 535 - Parhelion     
Date:   Jul 15, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Wilder Wein and Steven Rutherford. Wein comes to the cage accompanied by Wilder Wein. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 8 losses and 4 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Wilder Wein!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 6 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, James Atkins and Donald Grub.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rutherford takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
That kick from Wein tenderised Rutherford's leg. Rutherford is trying to keep his angry face on.
Rutherford staying out of range there.
Rutherford moves forwards but Wein connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Wein slips under a jab from Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a chopping leg kick but Wein manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Wein scores with a kick to the body.
Wein displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rutherford throws out the jab.
Rutherford uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Wein.
Wein uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Rutherford has time to react.
Wein keeps the fight on the outside.
Rutherford misses with a head kick.
Wein misses with a looping right.
Good work by Wein as he checks the leg kick.
Rutherford throws a solid leg kick but Wein takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Rutherford.
Wein was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Rutherford tries a head kick but it misses.
Rutherford keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rutherford takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rutherford tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wein's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Rutherford connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Wein scrambles back to his feet.
Rutherford walks into a stiff left hand from Wein.
Rutherford staying out of range there.
Rutherford swings widly with a right hand
and Wein counters with a nice low kick that buckles Rutherford's knee momentarily.
The fighters circling - Rutherford throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Wein changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Wein looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Rutherford slips under a jab from Wein.
Rutherford lands a right hook to the body.
Wein lands with a thumping leg kick.
Wein misses with an uppercut. Rutherford saw that one coming.
Rutherford wants to slow Wein down by chopping away at his legs.
Rutherford throws a front kick aimed at Wein's knee but Wein avoids it well.
Rutherford throws out a powerful jab.
A jab from Rutherford misses.
Wein tried to score with a low kick but Rutherford checks it.
Rutherford was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
That kick from Wein tenderised Rutherford's leg. Rutherford is trying to keep his angry face on.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Rutherford looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Wein works the jab nicely.
Rutherford misses with a looping right.
Wein fires out a quick counter leg kick but Rutherford just manages to avoid it.
Rutherford checks a low kick from Wein.
Rutherford misses with a right hand
and Wein counters with a left and a right that stings Rutherford.
Wein misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
Wein checks the leg kick nicely there.
An attempted straight right counter from Wein misses the target.
Wein dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Rutherford throws a head kick that misses.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Wein, right into the meat.
Rutherford walks into a stiff left hand from Wein.
Wein just misses with a punch to the body.
A telegraphed right hand from Wein misses the target.
Wein misses with a wild body shot.
Wein throws a leg kick but Rutherford checks it.
Rutherford misses with a leg kick
and Wein counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wein thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Rutherford if he has to take too many more of those.
A left lands for Wein.
Wein is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Wein thumps Rutherford with a low kick.
Wein uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rutherford.
Wein has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with a hook.
Rutherford connects with a solid leg kick.
Rutherford throws out a leg kick but Wein moves out of range and Rutherford only half commits.
Wein appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Wein throws a predictable looking body shot
and Rutherford counters with a good low kick that Wein was not able to check.
Wein thows a body kick. Rutherford tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Rutherford keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rutherford throws a low kick, looking for Wein's leg but Wein calmly moves out of range.
Wein on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Rutherford dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A punch combination from Wein misses.
Rutherford takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Rutherford forces Wein back against the cage and clinches.
Wein misses with a hook to the ribs.
Wein misses with a hook from the clinch.

Wein escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Wein lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Rutherford at a distance.
Wein just misses with a punch to the body.
Wein scores with a jab.
Rutherford misses with a hook.
Wein throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Rutherford misses with a looping right.
Rutherford blocks a leg kick.
Rutherford flicks out a counter leg kick but Wein steps away.
Wilder Wein seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Wein misses with a hook
and Rutherford counters with a nice uppercut.
Wein keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Wein staying out of range there.
Wein with a nice cross.
Rutherford looks to land a right hand but Wein moved out of range.
Wein half committed to a counter leg kick.
Rutherford feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Wein's calf.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rutherford throws a head kick that half lands.

It looks like Wilder Wein has been cut.
A telegraphed right hand from Wein misses the target.
Rutherford displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Wein throws out the jab.
A nice side step and Rutherford releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Wein throws a low kick, looking for Rutherford's leg but Rutherford calmly moves out of range.
Rutherford takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Rutherford lands a right hook to the body.
A low kick from Wein misses
and Rutherford counters with a straight right hand.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but Wein sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Wein lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Wein thuds his shin into the meat of Rutherford's side.
Rutherford avoids a kick to the body.
Rutherford tries to clinch
and Rutherford takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Rutherford fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Wein looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Wein cracks Rutherford with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Wein throws a push kick but Rutherford slaps the foot to one side.
A lazy body kick from Wein
and Rutherford counters with a nice uppercut.
Wein lands with a thumping leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice body punch from Wein.
Rutherford dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Rutherford lands with a shot to the body.
Wein lands a nice looking body kick.
Wein keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Wein attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Jab from Rutherford.
Rutherford swings away with a body shot that misses
and Wein counters with a nice kick to the body.
Wein cracks Rutherford with a good jab.
Rutherford throws out a powerful jab.
Rutherford throws a jab when Wein was well out of range.
Wein 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.
Wein gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Wilder Wein is winning the standup battle so far.
Wein lands with a straight right. Rutherford didn't see that one coming.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wein lands a front kick.
A leg kick checked by Wein.
Wein throws a hook to the side of Rutherford's head but Rutherford sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Wein lets loose with a powerful body kick. Rutherford will feel that in the morning.
Rutherford has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Wein.
Wein buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Rutherford looks to score with a jab to the body but Wein is just out of range.
Rutherford throws a low kick, looking for Wein's leg but Wein calmly moves out of range.
Wein with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Rutherford to score with a decent uppercut.
Wein misses with a hook.
Rutherford walks into a straight right hand from Wein.
Wein's corner calls for a 1-2. Wein obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a quick inside leg kick.
Wein moves out of range of the strikes.
Rutherford throws a lazy right hand but Wein sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.

Rutherford rushes Wein and presses him up against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford working aggressively here.
A short right from Wein.
Rutherford throws a head punch that misses.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Wein creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Wein blocking some punches.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Rutherford misses with a hook to the ribs.
Wein throws a punch but it's blocked by Rutherford.
Wein tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Wein lands a shoulder strike.
Rutherford misses with the head strike.

Wein breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Wein cracks the inside of Rutherford's front leg.
Rutherford takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Wein throws a body kick that misses
letting Rutherford counter with a right hand.
Rutherford swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Wein.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Wein.
Rutherford's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Rutherford fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wein fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Wein finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Rutherford tries to work over Wein's front leg with a kick but Wein checks it.
Wein throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Wein avoids the head kick by Rutherford.
Wein throws a quick counter kick to the body but Rutherford avoids it.
Wein is looking to score with low kicks.
Wein fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Rutherford on the side of the head.
Wein throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
A low kick from Wein misses
and Rutherford counters with a nice uppercut.
Wein ducks right into an uppercut from Rutherford.
Wein just misses with a punch to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Wein fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
Rutherford takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Wein works Rutherford's body with a nice hook.
A big left from Rutherford misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Wilder Wein will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Wilder Wein's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!


Rutherford moves in looking to clinch but Wein pushes him off.
Wein blocks a jab.
Wein blocks a head kick by Rutherford.
Wein uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Rutherford.
Wein just misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford misses the jab.
Rutherford throws a body punch but Wein moves out of range.
Wein lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Wein throws an overhand right that lands on Rutherford's shoulder, as Rutherford tries to avoid the shot.
Rutherford drops his hands momentarily and Wein takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Wein throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Rutherford stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford misses with a straight right.
Wein swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Rutherford lands with a cross.
Rutherford thuds his right hand into Wein's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Wein takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Rutherford tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford throws an overhand right that lands on Wein's shoulder, as Wein tries to avoid the shot.
Rutherford wants to clinch up but Wein keeps it at a distance.
Wein scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Rutherford on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but Wein sees it coming and moves out of range.
Wein looks to land a right hand but Rutherford moved out of range.
A nice side step and Rutherford releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Rutherford has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Wein lands a nice hook to Rutherford's body. Rutherford takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Wein misses with a hook.
Rutherford connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Wein lands with a good body shot.
A big left from Rutherford misses.
Wein misses with a looping left.
Rutherford takes a kick to the side of the head.
Rutherford throws a body shot but no joy.
Wein ducks under a wild hook from Rutherford.
Wein is looking to counter punch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wein lands with a hook. Rutherford tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A slapping leg kick lands for Wein.
Wein scores with a leg kick.
Rutherford paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Wein misses the shot to the body.
Wein throws a leg kick but Rutherford sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Wein looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Wein just misses with a punch to the body.
Wein throws a low kick but Rutherford moves out of range easily.
Wein takes a swing at Rutherford's ribcage but misses.
Rutherford fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Wein checks it well.
Rutherford misses with a looping left.
Wein misses with a leg kick
and Rutherford makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Wein.
Wein misses with a low kick as Rutherford jumps back.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wein moves out of range of the strikes.
A bone on bone clash there as Wein blocks the leg kick.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut. Wein saw that one coming.
A slow jab from Wein misses its intended target.
Rutherford keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rutherford lands with a good body shot.
Wein 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.
Wein throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Rutherford throws out a counter right but Wein avoids it with no problem.
Wein tries to land a leg kick but Rutherford saw it coming and moves away.
Rutherford throws a hook to the side of Wein's head but Wein sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Rutherford looks for the body kick but Wein saw that one coming.
Wein misses with an uppercut. Rutherford saw that one coming.
Some bone on bone action there as Wein checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
The fighters circling - Wein throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Rutherford throws out a counter right but Wein avoids it with no problem.
Rutherford lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Wein backs up against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wein uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rutherford.
Wein throws the kick towards the body but Rutherford avoids it.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Rutherford! But no joy.
Nice jab there from Wein.
Rutherford keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rutherford connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Wein takes one to the side of the head.
Wein throws an overhand right that lands on Rutherford's shoulder, as Rutherford tries to avoid the shot.
Rutherford on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Wein takes a kick to the side of the head.
Rutherford throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rutherford pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Wein throws a combination. Rutherford tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Rutherford throws a half hearted mid kick.
Crunch! Wein slams his shin into Rutherford's torso.
Rutherford checks a leg kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Wein misses the jab.
Rutherford looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Rutherford lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Wein lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Wein listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut.
Wein on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Rutherford checks a low kick from Wein.
Rutherford replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Wein blocks it well.
Rutherford is looking to slow Wein down with leg kicks.
Wein bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Wein swings away with a body shot that misses
and Rutherford counters with a big head kick but Wein shrugs it off.
Wein looks to throw a body kick
and Rutherford counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Rutherford throws a body kick that misses
and Wein counters with an inside leg kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rutherford throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Rutherford waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Wein.
Rutherford connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford throws a leg kick that misses.
Wein fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
Rutherford avoids the body shot from Wein.
Wein misses the shot to the body.
Rutherford lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Rutherford lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Rutherford tries to land a leg kick but Wein saw it coming and moves away.
Rutherford throws a leg kick that misses.
Rutherford misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Wein connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Wein staying out of range there.
Rutherford ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Wein moves away.
Rutherford throws a lazy head kick
and Wein counters with an inside leg kick.
Wein dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Rutherford. That did some damage!
Wein checks a leg kick.
Wein lands a right hook to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Wein swings for the body but Rutherford moves out of range.
Wein scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Wein misses with a telegraphed body shot
letting Rutherford counter with a right hand.
Rutherford scores with a hook to the body. Wein takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Wein scores with a nice body kick.
Wein jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Wein feints and then cracks Rutherford's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Rutherford down.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Rutherford.
Wein swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rutherford misses with a low kick.
Wein feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Rutherford fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Wein has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Wein scores with a leg kick.
Wein scores with a jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford lands a jab to Wein's midsection.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Wein - that will leave a mark!
Wein throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Rutherford misses with a hook
and Wein counters with a left to the body.
Rutherford chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Wein can pounce on him.
A looping hook to the body misses from Wein. Rutherford does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rutherford misses with a low kick.
As Rutherford backs away, Wein returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Wein swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Rutherford takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
No joy there for Rutherford, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Rutherford swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Rutherford throws a quick inside leg kick.
Wein throws a low kick but Rutherford moves out of range easily.
Rutherford was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Rutherford scoring well with a low kick there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wein throws a hook but Rutherford avoids it easily.
Rutherford throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Rutherford bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rutherford slips under a jab from Wein.
Wein swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Rutherford counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Wein has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Wein there as he acknowledges the shot.
Wein throws a low kick but Rutherford avoids it.
Wein misses the shot to the body.
Wein lands a head shot.
Wein thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Rutherford if he has to take too many more of those.
Rutherford tries a low kick but Wein avoids it.
Rutherford pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Wein lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Rutherford at a distance.
Wein just misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford staying out of range there.
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 Wilder Wein will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Wilder Wein's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


A nice inside leg kick there by Rutherford. That's going to slow Wein down.
Steven Rutherford has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Wein bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Wein connects with a jab.
Rutherford on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Wein throws a body kick, spinning off balance
enabling Rutherford to counter with a crisp jab.
Nice straight punches there by Rutherford. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Rutherford.
Rutherford cracks the inside of Wein's front leg.
Wein throws out a loose jab but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford throws a big shot that misses.
Rutherford has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Wein.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Wein, right into the meat.
Rutherford connects with an inside leg kick.
Wein swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
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!
Wein thows a leg kick but Rutherford checks it
and Rutherford counters with an inside leg kick.
Rutherford's corner calls for a 1-2. Rutherford obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Wein steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rutherford.
Rutherford looks to clinch
and Wein counters with a nice uppercut.
Rutherford drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Wein throws a leg kick which misses Rutherford's front leg but catches the back leg as Rutherford tries to avoid it.

Rutherford rushes Wein and presses him up against the cage.
Wein misses with some punches.
Rutherford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutherford misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford tries to work over Wein's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rutherford pushes Wein back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Wein misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rutherford is working Wein over against the cage.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Wein controls his hands.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Wein controls the action.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rutherford.
Wein doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Wein is trying to break the clinch but Rutherford has him pressed against the cage.
Wein lands an uppercut.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford lands a left hand that snaps the head of Wein backwards.
Wein struggles to land a body shot inside as Rutherford controls his hands.
Steven Rutherford seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Rutherford blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Wein fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A short uppercut from Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Wein.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.
Rutherford lands a left hand.
Rutherford is working Wein over against the cage.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Wein.
Good body shot from Rutherford.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Rutherford.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
A shot in the inside from Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a right hand that snaps the head of Wein backwards.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Wein avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
Rutherford lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Wein.
Rutherford blocks an uppercut.

Wein breaks the clinch.
Rutherford lands a nice looking body shot.

Rutherford gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Wein misses with a punch to the body.
Wein lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Rutherford backwards.
Wein misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Rutherford lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Rutherford lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Wein backwards.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Wein blocking some punches.
Wilder Wein is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Wein controls his hands.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Wein.
Rutherford prevents Wein from breaking the clinch.
Wein misses with a body punch.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Wein prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
Wein blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rutherford misses with the head strike.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with the head strike.
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.

Wein breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Wein scores with a sloppy right hand. Rutherford should have avoided that one.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 49:46
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 49:46
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 49:48

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Wilder Wein!

Wilder Wein retains his middleweight title!
After winning the bout, Wilder Wein thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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Event: Syn 531 - Incendiary     
Date:   Jun 24, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Chris Coath and Steven Rutherford. Coath comes to the cage accompanied by For Heavy Metal we will die!. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

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32
189 lbs
24 - 7 - 0
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32
184 lbs
30 - 6 - 2
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Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Chris Coath!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 6 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
The judges for this bout are James Atkins, Andrew Berry and Chris Edwards.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A telegraphed right hand from Rutherford misses the target.
Coath lands with a slapping head kick.
Coath pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Coath jabs Rutherford right on the nose. Rutherford blinks but takes it well.
Coath is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Despite the aggression on Rutherford's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Coath pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Rutherford lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Coath looks to score with a jab to the body but Rutherford is just out of range.

Rutherford has taken the fight to the clinch.
Coath takes a shot to the head.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Coath.
Rutherford working aggressively here.
Coath scores with a shot to the side of Rutherford's head.
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.
This has been an exciting period of action!
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Coath.
Rutherford lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Coath blocks an uppercut.
Coath lands with a right to the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford throws a head punch that misses.
Coath throws a punch but it's blocked by Rutherford.
Coath blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Coath tries to pull guard but Rutherford holds him up against the cage and eventually Coath drops back down to his feet.
Coath lands with a short shot to the head.
Rutherford blocks a body shot from Coath.
Rutherford softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Coath.
Coath blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A nice left hand lands by Coath.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.

Coath manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
Rutherford stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Coath swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Rutherford seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford forces his way into half guard.
Coath gets back to full guard.
Rutherford controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.

Coath looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Rutherford passes into side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford is staying tight to Coath's torso, preventing him from escaping.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Coath 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.
Rutherford has knee on belly and now moves to full mount! Trouble for Coath!
Rutherford controlling his opponent.
Coath tries to lock up and control but Rutherford gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.

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.
Rutherford trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Rutherford avoids the attempt from Coath to control.
Rutherford manages to capitalize on a mistake by Coath to take his back!
Rutherford trying to control.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Rutherford is trying to stick to Coath's back but Coath is turning into Rutherford. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Rutherford's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Coath.
Coath in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Coath postures up.
Coath looking to pass the guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Steven Rutherford will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Coath scores with a jab to the head.
Coath walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Rutherford checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Coath stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Rutherford.
Coath looks to throw the jab but Rutherford is out of range.
A nice inside leg kick there by Coath. That's going to slow Rutherford down.
Rutherford throws a head kick that misses.
It looked like Coath was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Rutherford.
Coath lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Rutherford looks for the body kick but Coath saw that one coming.
Coath connects with an inside leg kick.
Coath clobbers Rutherford with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coath ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Coath connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Coath misses with a hook
and Rutherford connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford misses with a body kick.
Rutherford bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Coath tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rutherford was well out of range. Poor timing from Coath.

Coath clinches up against the cage.
Coath lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Rutherford backwards.
Coath tries to pull guard but Rutherford holds him up against the cage and eventually Coath drops back down to his feet.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Rutherford creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Coath misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Coath.
Rutherford lands a nice uppercut.
Rutherford scores with a shoulder strike.
Coath lands a right hand.
Coath swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Coath is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Rutherford to keep the fight standing.
Coath working aggressively here.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A right hand to the body from Coath.
Rutherford lands a hook that snaps the head of Coath backwards.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rutherford working some nice short punches in the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford lands a left hand that snaps the head of Coath backwards.
Rutherford lands with a light punch inside.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Coath's elbow.
A head punch on the inside from Coath fails to land.
A head punch on the inside from Rutherford fails to land.
Nice body punch from Coath.
Coath jumps guard but Rutherford turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Chris Coath. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Coath lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Rutherford stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Coath.
A short uppercut from Rutherford.
Coath blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rutherford fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford working aggressively here.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Coath creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Coath throws a head punch that misses.
Good body shot from Coath.
Rutherford is working Coath over against the cage.
Coath jumps guard but Rutherford turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Coath prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
A right hook to the body lands for Coath.

Rutherford's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Coath throws a hook but Rutherford blocks it.
Rutherford keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Coath connects with an inside leg kick.
A leg kick checked by Rutherford.
Coath fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Rutherford.
Coath uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rutherford.
Coath swinging wildly here.
Rutherford is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Coath is looking to chop away at Rutherford's legs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
A cross from Rutherford lands.

Coath gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Coath misses with a body punch.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Coath tries to pull guard but Rutherford holds him up against the cage and eventually Coath drops back down to his feet.
Coath misses with the head strike.
Coath swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Coath.
Rutherford lands a right hand that snaps the head of Coath backwards.
Steven Rutherford seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Coath's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Rutherford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Coath prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
Coath scores with a nice hook to the head.
Coath tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Rutherford just stands there and leans against the cage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Coath misses with a short punch on the inside.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rutherford pushes Coath back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Steven Rutherford will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Coath plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Rutherford scores with a nice right hand.
Rutherford sizes up Coath with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.

Coath gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Coath tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Coath tries to throw a body punch but Rutherford avoids it by throwing Coath back against the cage.
Rutherford blocking some punches.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Coath.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rutherford has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
A short body shot lands from Rutherford as the two fighters clinch.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Coath fails to land.
Coath swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
A nice left hand lands by Rutherford.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Coath.
Coath doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a body shot in the clinch.
Rutherford is trying to push Coath away but Coath has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
A head punch on the inside from Rutherford fails to land.
Rutherford blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rutherford fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford misses with the head strike.
Rutherford lands a right hand that snaps the head of Coath backwards.
Coath throws a punch but it's blocked by Rutherford.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Coath controls the action.
Coath fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Coath misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rutherford misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.
Rutherford blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Coath fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Coath lands a right hand.
Coath misses with a hook from the clinch.
Coath misses with a body punch.
Coath misses with a hook from the clinch.
Coath misses with a hook from the clinch.
A short uppercut from Coath.
Coath tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.
Coath misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rutherford blocks an uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Coath blocks an uppercut.
Rutherford lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Rutherford lands a left hand that snaps the head of Coath backwards.
Rutherford makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Coath misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Coath tries to work over Rutherford's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rutherford misses with a punch to the body.
Coath lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A short right from Rutherford.
Coath lands a left hand that snaps the head of Rutherford backwards.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford digs a right hand underneath Coath's ribcage. Coath let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Rutherford lands a right hand that snaps the head of Coath backwards.
Coath misses with the head strike.
Rutherford lands a hook to the side of the head.
Coath blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Coath misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Coath uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.
Rutherford blocks a body shot from Coath.
Nice body punch from Rutherford.
Coath's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Coath can't find room to land a body shot as Rutherford controls the action.
Coath fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Coath.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Nice body punch from Coath.
Rutherford misses with the head strike.
Coath tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Coaths head.
Coath can't find room to land a body shot as Rutherford controls the action.
Rutherford blocking some punches.
Rutherford lands a nice uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rutherford lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Coath.
Rutherford gets through Coath's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rutherford.
Coath tries to throw a body punch but Rutherford avoids it by throwing Coath back against the cage.
A nice left hand lands by Rutherford.
Rutherford digs a right hand underneath Coath's ribcage. Coath let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Rutherford misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Coath.
Rutherford lands a body punch.
Rutherford lands a hook that snaps the head of Coath backwards.
Rutherford lands a right hand that snaps the head of Coath backwards.
Rutherford working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Coath.
A right hook to the body lands for Rutherford.

Rutherford breaks the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Rutherford closes the distance and clinches.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Rutherford.
Coath misses with the head strike.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Coath tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutherford working aggressively here.
Coath misses with the head strike.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rutherford blocking some punches.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Coath's elbow.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Rutherford.
Coath doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Coath misses with the head strike.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coath misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rutherford working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Coath goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Coath tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Coath blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rutherford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Coath fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Rutherford working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Coath controls his hands.
Rutherford working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Coath prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
A head punch on the inside from Coath fails to land.
Rutherford lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Coath backwards.
Rutherford lands a body shot in the clinch.
Coath blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Coath.
Coath swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Coath fails to pull guard.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rutherford.
Coath tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Coath is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Rutherford to keep the fight standing.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Chris Coath. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Coath throws a head punch that misses.
Coath prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Coath controls the action.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Coath pulls guard successfully.
Coath working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Rutherford.
Rutherford is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Steven Rutherford has got the better of the ground game so far.
Coath looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Rutherford puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
Rutherford wants to pass to mount but Coath is defending the position.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Coath actively working from the bottom here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Coath looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Coath is looking for a sweep. Rutherford is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Rutherford sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Coath defending well though.
Coath is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Rutherford thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Coath's head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Rutherford is trying to control the action in half guard but Coath is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Rutherford checks the leg kick.
A solid leg kick lands there for Rutherford.

Rutherford rushes Coath and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Coath blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Coath swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Coath.
Coath misses with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Coath fails to land.
Coath misses with a hook from the clinch.

Coath jumps into guard, dragging Rutherford to the mat.

Coath escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Rutherford gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Rutherford missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Steven Rutherford dominated that fourth round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Coath fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
Rutherford looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Rutherford pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Coath throws a nice looking combination but Rutherford bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Rutherford, as that shot connected.
Coath throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Rutherford counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Rutherford has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Rutherford on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Coath. Coath obviously looking to wear him down.
Coath misses with a body shot.
Rutherford misses with a body kick.
Coath fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Coath throws a low kick but Rutherford avoids it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coath connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Coath throws out a loose jab but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Coath walks into a jab.
Coath defending well as Rutherford loads up on a big left hand.
Rutherford with a nice cross.
Chris Coath is winning the standup battle so far.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford connects with a crisp jab.

Coath is rocked!
Coath throws a head kick that misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Rutherford! But no joy.
Coath pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Rutherford back to the cage. Coath follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
Rutherford is looking to slow Coath down with leg kicks.
Coath checks a low kick from Rutherford.
Rutherford looks to throw a body kick
and Coath counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Rutherford fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Coath checks it well.
Coath lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Rutherford circles away quickly and effectively.
Coath keeps the fight on the outside.
Chris Coath seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Coath fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
Coath attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Rutherford throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Rutherford moves away from the strike by Coath.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a shot from downtown. Coath moves away and avoids it.
Coath is looking to counter 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!
Coath avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Rutherford throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Coath.
Chris Coath has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Rutherford is looking to score with low kicks.
Coath darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Rutherford lands a really nice looking cross but Coath seems unphased.
Coath scoring well with a low kick there.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Rutherford.
Rutherford connects with a solid leg kick.
Coath throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rutherford let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Coath gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Rutherford.
Rutherford just misses with a punch to the body.
Some bone on bone action there as Coath checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Coath throws out a leg kick but Rutherford moves out of range and Coath only half commits.
Rutherford checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Rutherford is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Rutherford throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Coath throwing a counter right hand but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
A head kick by Coath misses
and Rutherford counters with a nice uppercut.
Coath throws a head kick but Rutherford moves out of range.
Coath throws a lazy uppercut
and Rutherford counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Rutherford on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Coath misses with a kick to the body.
Rutherford dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Coath. That did some damage!
Coath looks to throw a body kick
and Rutherford counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Coath takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Coath throws a body kick that misses.
Rutherford throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Coath throws a lazy uppercut
enabling Rutherford to counter with a crisp jab.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rutherford scores with a jab to the jaw.
Coath throws a low kick but Rutherford moves out of range easily.
Steven Rutherford is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Coath throws a chopping leg kick but Rutherford manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Rutherford looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Coath takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Coath jabs Rutherford right on the nose. Rutherford blinks but takes it well.
Coath throws a jab but it's blocked by Rutherford.
Coath with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Rutherford to score with a decent uppercut.
Rutherford swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A jab from Rutherford finds it's way through Coath's defenses.
Coath moves out of range as Rutherford throws a body kick.
Nice defenses there by Coath.
Rutherford fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Coath manages to avoid it.
Coath misses with a body punch
and Rutherford counters with a nice kick to the body.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 47:48
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 47:50
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Steven Rutherford!

Steven Rutherford took to the microphone after his victory and thanked his sponsors, Reaper Combatwear for their support in the buildup to the fight.
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Event: Syn 527 - Scorched     
Date:   May 26, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Steven Rutherford and Kalervo Kaunismieli. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

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184 lbs
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192 lbs
28 - 10 - 1
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Insanely flexible
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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 29 wins, 6 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kalervo Kaunismieli!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Frank Antenori and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kaunismieli looks to land a left hand but Rutherford moved out of range nicely.
Rutherford takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Rutherford connects with an inside leg kick.
Kaunismieli takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Kaunismieli ducks under a wild hook from Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with a low kick.
Nice defenses there by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli misses with a wild body shot.
Nice cross by Rutherford.
Rutherford is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Kaunismieli throws a low kick, looking for Rutherford's leg but Rutherford calmly moves out of range.
Rutherford connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Kaunismieli's hands.
Kaunismieli has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford misses with a series of wild punches.
Rutherford connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Kaunismieli momentarily.
Kaunismieli throws a jab but it's blocked by Rutherford.
Kaunismieli connects with a solid leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford throws out a loose jab but Kaunismieli uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kaunismieli misses with a kick to the body
and Rutherford counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli moves out of range of the strikes.
Kaunismieli swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Rutherford fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Kaunismieli is out of range.
Rutherford tries to land a front kick but Kaunismieli steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
A little jabbing left from Kaunismieli on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Rutherford chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Rutherford ducks under a wild hook from Kaunismieli.
Rutherford throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Kaunismieli sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kaunismieli swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Kaunismieli looks to score with a jab to the body but Rutherford is just out of range.
Rutherford lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Rutherford lands a nice shot that snaps Kaunismieli's head back.
Rutherford lands a body shot.
Rutherford slips a jab and a cross from Kaunismieli.

Kaunismieli moves into the clinch.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.
Rutherford blocks a punch to the side of the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kaunismieli misses with a shot to the kidneys.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nice body punch from Kaunismieli - that landed with a thud.
Rutherford working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Good body shot from Kaunismieli.
I was talking to Rutherford's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Still in the clinch, Kaunismieli scores with a nice short uppercut.
Kaunismieli throws a head punch that misses.
Kaunismieli gets through Rutherford's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Kaunismieli lands with a light punch inside.
Rutherford cracks Kaunismieli with a nice body shot.
Kaunismieli lands a hook to the side of the head.
A short right from Kaunismieli on the inside.
Good body shot from Rutherford.
Kaunismieli tries to throw a body punch but Rutherford avoids it by throwing Kaunismieli back against the cage.
Rutherford throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Kaunismielis head.
Kaunismieli scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Kaunismieli lands with a short shot to the head.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Kaunismieli blocking some punches.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch to the body.

Rutherford manages to break the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch but Rutherford is having none of it.
Kaunismieli throws a jab when Rutherford was well out of range.
Kaunismieli misses with a straight left.
Rutherford misses with a body kick.
Rutherford takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Rutherford checks a low kick from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli lands a nice leg kick that just misses Rutherford's sensitive parts.

Kaunismieli closes the distance and clinches.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rutherford lands a body shot in the clinch.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Kaunismieli lands with a left to the head.
Rutherford blocks an uppercut.

Rutherford's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Rutherford misses with a hook. Kaunismieli ducked under it nicely.
The fight stays on the outside here - Kaunismieli looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli throws a quick inside leg kick.
Rutherford misses with a lunging right hand
and Kaunismieli counters with a stiff right hand.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Kaunismieli sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kaunismieli misses the shot to the body.
Kaunismieli throws a low kick but it's checked well by Rutherford.

Kaunismieli pushes Rutherford up against the cage in a clinch.
Kaunismieli tries to work over Rutherford's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rutherford throws a head punch that misses.
Kaunismieli fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A body shot lands from Kaunismieli.
Rutherford tries to work over Kaunismieli's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Kaunismieli lands on the inside with an uppercut.

Kaunismieli pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rutherford lands with an overhand left.
Rutherford lands a really nice looking cross but Kaunismieli seems unphased.
Steven Rutherford seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rutherford fakes the leg kick and cracks Kaunismieli in the body.
Rutherford misses with the combination.
Kaunismieli tries to counter with a clinch but Rutherford shakes him off and moves away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Kalervo Kaunismieli will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Good shot there by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli throws a low kick, looking for Rutherford's leg but Rutherford calmly moves out of range.
Rutherford throws a jab but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli misses the jab.
Rutherford works Kaunismieli's body with a nice hook.
Rutherford jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Kaunismieli misses with a jab, cross combination.
Rutherford misses with a few strikes there.
Rutherford ducks under a wild hook from Kaunismieli.
A jab from Rutherford finds it's way through Kaunismieli's defenses.
Rutherford throws a half hearted mid kick.
Kaunismieli doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A jab from Kaunismieli finds it's way through Rutherford's defenses.
Kaunismieli showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Rutherford.
Rutherford looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Rutherford drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kaunismieli has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Rutherford.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford lands a nice leg kick that just misses Kaunismieli's sensitive parts.
Kaunismieli is looking to chop away at Rutherford's legs.
Kaunismieli takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
An inside leg kick from Rutherford misses.
Rutherford pulls out of a head kick attempt.
A low kick from Rutherford misses
and Kaunismieli counters with a low kick, right behind Rutherford 's knee.
Kaunismieli connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Rutherford throws a hook but Kaunismieli blocks it.
Rutherford lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Kaunismieli throws a low kick but Rutherford avoids it.
Rutherford throws a half hearted mid kick.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Rutherford, right into the meat.
A bone on bone clash there as Rutherford blocks the leg kick.
Kaunismieli throws a hook but Rutherford avoids it easily.
Kaunismieli waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rutherford.
Kaunismieli rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Rutherford connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A left lands for Kaunismieli.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Rutherford misses the target.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but Kaunismieli moved away.
Kaunismieli throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A nice inside leg kick there by Kaunismieli. That's going to slow Rutherford down.
A telegraphed right hand from Rutherford misses the target.
An inside leg kick lands from Rutherford.
A leg kick checked by Kaunismieli.
Rutherford throws a nice inside leg kick.
Rutherford connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Nice defenses there by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli misses with a shot to the body
and Rutherford counters with a straight right hand.
Kaunismieli scores with a nice strike.
Kaunismieli ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rutherford jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A nice leg kick lands there from Kaunismieli.
Rutherford looks to land a left hand but Kaunismieli moved out of range nicely.
Rutherford lands with a nice body punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Kaunismieli throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rutherford looked to counter with a high kick but didn't commit.
Rutherford keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Kaunismieli.
A good leg kick by Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a body kick that misses.
Rutherford displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Kaunismieli throws out the jab.
Steven Rutherford is winning the standup battle so far.
Kaunismieli fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Rutherford is out of range.
Kaunismieli jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Rutherford fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kaunismieli manages to avoid it.
Kaunismieli throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Kaunismieli keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rutherford throws a body punch but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
Kaunismieli wants to counter with a clinch but Rutherford pushes him away.
Kaunismieli scores with a kick to the midsection.
Rutherford throws a looping overhand right but Kaunismieli ducks down to avoid it.
Rutherford misses with a head kick.
A little jabbing left from Kaunismieli on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Kaunismieli is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Rutherford.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with a wild body shot.
Kaunismieli throws a body shot but no joy.
A decent looking cross lands there for Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut
and Kaunismieli counters with a leg kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford moves out of range of the body kick from Kaunismieli.
Rutherford pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Kaunismieli is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Kaunismieli throws a shot from downtown. Rutherford moves away and avoids it.
Kaunismieli looks to throw the jab but Rutherford is out of range.
Kaunismieli throws a looping overhand right but Rutherford ducks down to avoid it.
Rutherford throws a hook but Kaunismieli avoids it easily.
Kaunismieli tries to counter by closing the distance.
Kaunismieli lands a slapping body shot.
Rutherford looks to land a right hand but Kaunismieli moved out of range.
Kaunismieli throws a counter combo.
Rutherford takes a swing at Kaunismieli's ribcage but misses.
Rutherford slips under a jab.
Rutherford just misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford loads up on a big right hand but Kaunismieli slips the punch.
Kaunismieli dips to his left and cracks Rutherford with an uppercut!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Steven Rutherford will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. This is the final round!


Rutherford throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Kaunismieli keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rutherford.
A big left from Kaunismieli misses.
Rutherford swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Rutherford throws an off balance right hand

and Kaunismieli counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Kaunismieli avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
Rutherford blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A shot in the inside from Kaunismieli.
A head punch on the inside from Kaunismieli fails to land.

Rutherford manages to break the clinch.
Rutherford circles away from the clinch attempt.
Kaunismieli blocks a head kick by Rutherford.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford scores with a three punch combo!
A punch combination from Kaunismieli misses.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch up but Rutherford circles away and keeps his distance.
Kaunismieli throws a body shot but no joy.
Rutherford pushing out the jab but it's not landing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli wants to clinch up but Rutherford keeps it at a distance.
Rutherford looks to throw the jab but Kaunismieli is out of range.
Rutherford throws a body punch but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
Kaunismieli swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Rutherford blocks a jab.
Rutherford is looking to counter the offense by Kaunismieli and move into the clinch.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut.
Kaunismieli takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Kaunismieli looks to land a left hand but Rutherford moved out of range nicely.
Kaunismieli swings for the body but Rutherford moves out of range.
Rutherford throws the left hand but Kaunismieli avoids the punch easily.
Rutherford tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Kaunismieli paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Kaunismieli swings for the body but Rutherford moves out of range.
As Kaunismieli tries to get set, Rutherford tries to push him back and clinch up but Kaunismieli manages to avoid the attempt.
Rutherford misses with a body shot.
Rutherford throws a jab but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Kaunismieli throws a nice inside leg kick.
Rutherford lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Rutherford throws a nice inside leg kick.
Kaunismieli ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford throws a lazy uppercut
and Kaunismieli counters with a stiff right hand.
Rutherford fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
A jab from Rutherford misses.
Kaunismieli misses with a straight left.
Rutherford works Kaunismieli's body with a nice hook.
Kaunismieli steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rutherford.
Rutherford doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Kaunismieli misses the body punch
and Rutherford counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
A head kick from Rutherford lands but Kaunismieli takes it in his stride.
Rutherford takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Kaunismieli feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Rutherford's calf.
Rutherford swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Kaunismieli.
Rutherford misses with a looping left.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Rutherford throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook.
The crowd cheers as Kaunismieli lands an impressive looking overhand right. Rutherford doesn't seem phased though.
Kaunismieli swings away with a body shot that misses
and Rutherford counters with a slapping leg kick.
Rutherford throws a jab but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
Nice cross by Rutherford.
Kaunismieli connects with an inside leg kick.
Rutherford ducks under a wild hook from Kaunismieli.
Rutherford avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Kaunismieli wants to slow Rutherford down by chopping away at his legs.
Rutherford tries to land a front kick but Kaunismieli steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Rutherford lands a leg kick that knocks Kaunismieli off balance momentarily.
Kaunismieli wants to clinch up but Rutherford keeps it at a distance.
Kaunismieli lands a really nice looking cross but Rutherford seems unphased.
Rutherford throws out a leg kick but Kaunismieli moves out of range and Rutherford only half commits.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A chopping leg kick lands by Kaunismieli.
Rutherford thows a leg kick but Kaunismieli checks it
and Kaunismieli counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rutherford misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Kaunismieli lands a right hook to the body.
Rutherford checks a leg kick.
Rutherford throws a leg kick
enabling Kaunismieli to counter with a crisp jab.
Rutherford cracks the inside of Kaunismieli's front leg.
Rutherford dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Kaunismieli takes a kick to the side of the head.
Nice shot by Kaunismieli.
An inside leg kick lands from Rutherford.
Rutherford moves away from the strike by Kaunismieli.
Rutherford quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Kaunismieli thuds his right hand into Rutherford's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rutherford tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Kaunismieli manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Rutherford looks for the body kick but Kaunismieli saw that one coming.

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 Steven Rutherford.
I think Rutherford has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 29:28
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 29:28
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Steven Rutherford!

An out of breath and clearly excited Steven Rutherford thanked Reaper Combatwear for their help and support (and free stuff they sent him).
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Event: Syn 524 - Mayhem     
Date:   May 12, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Steven Rutherford and Wilder Wein. Wein has chosen Wilder Wein as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

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184 lbs
29 - 5 - 2
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32
187 lbs
30 - 8 - 4
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Olympic wrestler
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 5 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 8 losses and 4 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Wilder Wein!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Don Winkell and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A slow jab from Rutherford misses its intended target.
Wein fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Rutherford has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Wein ducks under a wild hook from Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a front kick.
A clash of legs there as Rutherford blocks the low kick.
Rutherford feints and then cracks Wein's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Wein down.

Rutherford gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Wein.
Wein prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
Wein swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A body shot lands from Rutherford.
Wein misses with some punches.
Wein digs a right hand underneath Rutherford's ribcage. Rutherford let out a lung full of air as it connected.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.
Wein tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.
Wein lands a body shot in the clinch.
Rutherford misses with the head strike.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.

Wein breaks the clinch.
Wein on the wrong end of a nice jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Wein throws the kick towards the body but Rutherford avoids it.
Wein throws an off balance right hand
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Wein moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Wein with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Rutherford throws a chopping leg kick but Wein manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Wein misses with a low kick.
A big left from Wein misses.
Wein misses with a body kick.
Rutherford jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Rutherford chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Rutherford darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Good work by Rutherford as he checks the leg kick.
Rutherford slips a straight right by Wein.
A chopping leg kick lands by Wein.
Rutherford tries to land a body kick
and Wein counters with an outside leg kick.
Wein throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Wein takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rutherford connects with a body shot that sends Wein's belly button to the back.
Wein throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Wein turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Wein thows a left - swing and a miss!
Rutherford moves out of range of the body kick.
Wein thows a leg kick but Rutherford checks it
and Rutherford cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
A slow jab from Rutherford misses its intended target.
Rutherford looks to land a right hand but Wein moved out of range.
Rutherford jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Rutherford scores with a nice head shot.
Wein misses with a right hand

and Rutherford counters by moving into the clinch.
A nice left hand lands by Rutherford.
Wein throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Rutherfords head.
Rutherford gets through Wein's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Wein swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
A short body shot lands from Rutherford as the two fighters clinch.
Wein lands a body punch in the clinch.
Wein has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Rutherford seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Wein can turn it around.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Wein controls his hands.
Wein pushes Rutherford back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Wein.
Wein lands a shot to the body.
Rutherford lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Wein backwards.
Wein misses with a short punch on the inside.
A nice left hand lands by Rutherford.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Wein avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
Wein throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.

Wein breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Rutherford lands with a hook. Wein tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Rutherford throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Wein misses with a low kick as Rutherford jumps back.
Wein lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
A nice leg kick lands there from Wein.
Rutherford fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Wein.
Rutherford shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Wein eats them both and turns towards Rutherford to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rutherford throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Wein lands a jab to the head.
The fighters circling - Rutherford throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Wein throws out a counter right but Rutherford avoids it with no problem.
It looks like Rutherford has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Wein misses with a low kick.
Rutherford throws a leg kick which misses Wein's front leg but catches the back leg as Wein tries to avoid it.
Rutherford checks a leg kick.
Wein misses the shot to the body.
Wein attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Rutherford tries to clinch there but Wein circles away.
Rutherford swings widly with a right hand
and Wein counters with a nice leg kick.
Wein misses with a low kick.
Wein scores with a sloppy right hand. Rutherford should have avoided that one.
Rutherford walks forward, straight into a front kick from Wein.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rutherford is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Rutherford connects with a solid leg kick.
Wein misses with an attempted mid kick.
Rutherford pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rutherford moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Some bone on bone action there as Wein checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Rutherford loads up on a big right hand but Wein slips the punch.
Rutherford misses the shot to the body.
Steven Rutherford is winning the standup battle so far.
Rutherford moves out of range of the body kick from Wein.
Rutherford uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Wein.

Rutherford closes the distance and clinches.

Wein breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Wein misses with a kick to the body.
Rutherford blocks a jab.
Rutherford jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
A jab from Wein misses.
Rutherford moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A solid body kick from Wein.
Rutherford scores with a jab.
Rutherford is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Wein misses with a body kick.
Some bone on bone action there as Rutherford checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Rutherford swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Rutherford moves out of range of the leg kick from Wein.
Rutherford throws a big counter combination but Wein scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Wein misses with a head kick.
Rutherford tries to counter by clinching up but Wein breaks away and moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Rutherford throws a looping overhand right but Wein ducks down to avoid it.
Wein throws out a loose jab but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Wein scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Rutherford lands a lovely overhand right.
Wein blocks a low kick nicely.
Wein misses with an attempted mid kick.
Rutherford missing with a left hand there. Wein was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Rutherford throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Rutherford.
Wein misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
Wein moves out of range of the strikes.
Rutherford slips under a jab.
Rutherford takes a swing at Wein's ribcage but misses.
Rutherford with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Rutherford misses with the body kick
and Wein counters with a body kick that stops Rutherford in his tracks momentarily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Good work by Rutherford as he checks the leg kick.
Rutherford swings for the body but Wein moves out of range.
Wein feints a counter leg kick.
Wein misses with a wild body shot.
Rutherford tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Wein paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Wein jabs at Rutherford's body.
An inside leg kick lands from Wein.
Wein slips under a jab from Rutherford.
Wein thinks about the counter body kick.
Rutherford lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Rutherford avoids the body shot from Wein.
Wein throws a nice inside leg kick.
An inside leg kick lands from Rutherford.
Rutherford buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Wein tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Wein connects with a looping right hand.
Rutherford tries to land a front kick but Wein steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Wein tries to land a front kick but Rutherford steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Wein keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford throws a one two combo.
Wein takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Wein misses with a body shot.
Wein stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Rutherford throws out a loose jab but Wein uses good head movement to avoid it.
Wein lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Rutherford on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Wein. Wein obviously looking to wear him down.
Rutherford throws a half hearted mid kick.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Wein 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 Rutherford has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Rutherford and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Rutherford was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Wein thows a left - swing and a miss!
Rutherford stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Wein.
Rutherford doesn't manage to clinch there - Wein circles away.
Wein checks the leg kick.
Wein connects with a crisp jab.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rutherford waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Wein.
Rutherford misses with a body kick.
Wein only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Wein works Rutherford's body with a nice hook.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wein throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Wein misses with an uppercut. Rutherford saw that one coming.
Wein swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Wein lands with a right hand.
Wein connects with an inside leg kick.
Rutherford jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Rutherford will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
A solid leg kick lands there for Wein.
Wein connects with a leg kick. Rutherford looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Wein moves forwards but Rutherford connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Wein keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Good standup being displayed there by Rutherford as he connects with a hook.
Rutherford's jab looks to have found its range, popping Wein under the eye.
Nice jab there from Wein.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rutherford throws a low kick but Wein avoids it.
Rutherford on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
A big right from Rutherford misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Wein pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Rutherford is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Rutherford fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Wein manages to avoid it.
Nice body punch from Rutherford.
Wein ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Wein throws a hook to the side of Rutherford's head but Rutherford sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Rutherford lands a right hook to the body.
Wein shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Wein with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Wein throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rutherford fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
A nice side step and Wein releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Wein's calf.
Rutherford looks to land a body kick but Wein moved away.
A swing and a miss from Rutherford.
Rutherford stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Wein thuds his right hand into Rutherford's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Wein.
And Wein responds with a good body kick, but Rutherford manages to step out the way in time.
Rutherford throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Rutherford checks a leg kick.
Rutherford attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Wein keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Wein, right into the meat.
The fighters circle momentarily. Rutherford darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
A shot to the liver by Rutherford. Beautiful body shot.
Rutherford blocks a jab.
Rutherford misses with a straight right.
Rutherford pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Wein lands a nice leg kick that just misses Rutherford's sensitive parts.
Rutherford blocks the body kick.
Good leg kick by Wein there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
An inside leg kick from Rutherford misses.
Rutherford moves out of range of the leg kick from Wein.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wein scores with a leg kick.
Wein on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Rutherford is looking to land body kicks.
Wein tries to land a front kick but Rutherford steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Wein misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
Wein moves out of range as Rutherford strikes.
Rutherford throws a lazy uppercut
and Wein cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
That kick from Wein tenderised Rutherford's leg. Rutherford is trying to keep his angry face on.
Wein misses with a low kick.
As Wein looks to move away, Rutherford throws a big counter combo but Wein just gets out of the way.
Wein bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
The fighters circling - Wein throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Rutherford slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Wein digs a good hook to Rutherford's body.
A left lands for Wein.
Rutherford steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Wein. That one must have hurt.
Wein throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Rutherford.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford with a nice cross.
Rutherford on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Wein pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Wein looks to score with a jab to the body but Rutherford is just out of range.
Wein uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rutherford.
Wein chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Wein ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rutherford misses with a right hand
and Wein counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Rutherford uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Wein.
Wein checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Wein slips a jab from Rutherford.
A telegraphed right hand from Rutherford misses the target.
Rutherford missing with a left hand there. Wein was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Wein lands a lovely overhand right.
A big left from Rutherford misses.
Rutherford throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Rutherford.
Wein looks for the body kick but Rutherford saw that one coming.
Rutherford throws a leg kick that misses.
Wein scores with a punch to the head.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Rutherford misses with a body punch
and Wein counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Rutherford misses with a leg kick.
Rutherford throws a hook but Wein blocks it.
Wein now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
A thudding body kick lands there by Rutherford!
Sloppy strikes from Rutherford. Those never looked like landing.
Rutherford lands a head kick!
Rutherford has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Wein.
A bone on bone clash there as Rutherford blocks the leg kick.
Wein feints and then cracks Rutherford's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Rutherford down.
Rutherford throws out a loose jab but Wein uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford throws out a loose jab but Wein uses good head movement to avoid it.
And Wein responds with a good body kick, but Rutherford manages to step out the way in time.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Wilder Wein just about did enough to take it.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Wein fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
Wein bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A head kick misses from Wein.
Rutherford on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Wein. Wein obviously looking to wear him down.
Wein tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rutherford was well out of range. Poor timing from Wein.
Rutherford was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Rutherford takes a swing at Wein's ribcage but misses.
Rutherford tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Rutherford.
Wein flicks out a counter leg kick but Rutherford steps away.
Wein fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
As Wein tries to get set, Rutherford tries to push him back and clinch up but Wein manages to avoid the attempt.
Rutherford misses with a low kick.
Rutherford backing away here, and Wein unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Rutherford bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford thows a leg kick but Wein checks it
and Wein counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Rutherford takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Rutherford throws a chopping leg kick but Wein manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Rutherford misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Wein.
Rutherford has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Wein.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Rutherford throws a hook to the side of Wein's head but Wein sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Wein throws a leg kick which misses Rutherford's front leg but catches the back leg as Rutherford tries to avoid it.
Wein blocks a head kick by Rutherford.
Rutherford misses the jab.
Wein wants to slow Rutherford down by chopping away at his legs.
Wein connects with a body shot.
Wein tries to land a front kick but Rutherford steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Rutherford stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
A slapping leg kick lands for Wein.
Wein throws a half hearted mid kick.
Wein throws a jab but it's blocked by Rutherford.
Wein's jab looks to have found its range, popping Rutherford under the eye.
A lazy body kick from Rutherford
and Wein counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Wein steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rutherford.
Rutherford closes the distance looking to clinch
and Wein counters with a nice low kick that buckles Rutherford's knee momentarily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rutherford lands a jab.
Wein misses with a hook.
Wein on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Rutherford keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Wein takes a swing at Rutherford's ribcage but misses.
Wein misses with a body kick.
Rutherford missing with a left hand there. Wein was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Wein keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rutherford.
A slapping leg kick lands for Wein.
A bone on bone clash there as Rutherford blocks the leg kick.
Wein pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Rutherford slips a straight right by Wein.
Wein fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Wein moves out of range of the body kick from Rutherford.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Wein.
Rutherford walks into a jab.
Rutherford throws a lazy right hand but Wein sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Rutherford blocks a jab.
Wein misses with a body shot.
Wein has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Wein scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Rutherford throws a jab when Wein was well out of range.
Rutherford throws a low kick but Wein avoids it.
Wein cracks Rutherford with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Rutherford slips a jab and a cross from Wein.
Wein throws a shot to the body.
Rutherford walks into a stiff left hand from Wein.
Rutherford connects with an inside leg kick.
Wein throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Wein throws an overhand right that lands on Rutherford's shoulder, as Rutherford tries to avoid the shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford misses the jab.
Rutherford misses with a straight right.
Rutherford throws the kick towards the body but Wein avoids it.
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!
Nice defenses there by Wein.
Rutherford checks a low kick from Wein.
Wein misses with a body kick.
Wein misses with a jab to the body
and Rutherford counters with a straight right hand.
Wein connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Wein scores with a kick to the midsection.
Rutherford throws a predictable looking body shot
and Wein counters with a leg kick.
Wein misses with a body shot.
Donk. Rutherford catches Wein right on the button with a cross.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Rutherford.
The crowd cheers as Rutherford lands an impressive looking overhand right. Wein doesn't seem phased though.
Wein stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Rutherford.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Wilder Wein dominated that fourth round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Rutherford throws a sloppy head kick and Wein moves out of range easily.
Steven Rutherford has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Rutherford lands a nice hook to Wein's body. Wein takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Rutherford throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.

Rutherford closes the distance and pushes Wein back into the cage.
Wein takes a shot to the head.
Rutherford blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Wein lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Wein.
Rutherford misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Wein lands with a right to the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Wein fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford presses Wein against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Wein throws a head punch that misses.
Rutherford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutherford blocks a punch to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Wein.
Wein doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Wein wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Wein lands a left hand.
Rutherford throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Weins head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Wein blocks an uppercut.
Wein blocks a body shot from Rutherford.
Wein gets through Rutherford's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Wein fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Wein lands a shoulder strike.
Wein scores with a shoulder strike.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A shot in the inside from Wein.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford lands a body shot.
Wein is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Wein working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Wein lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Wein wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Rutherford has him pressed against the cage.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Wein.

Wein manages to break the clinch.

Rutherford rushes Wein and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rutherford scores with a nice hook to the head.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Wein avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
Rutherford digs a right hand underneath Wein's ribcage. Wein let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.
Wein wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.

Wein breaks the clinch.
Wein keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A jab lands there for Wein.
A swing and a miss from Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut.
Wein lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Wein steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rutherford.
Wein let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Wein throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rutherford clobbers Wein with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Wein steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rutherford.
Rutherford 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.
Rutherford misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Wein.
Rutherford dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Wein feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Rutherford's calf.
Wein throws a leg kick but Rutherford sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Wein throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Rutherford.
Wein displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rutherford throws out the jab.
Wilder Wein 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.
Wein scores with a hook.
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!
Wein uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Rutherford.
Wein appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Wein scores with a hook to the body. Rutherford takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Wein throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rutherford throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Wein counters with a straight right hand.
Rutherford ducks under a wild hook from Wein.
Rutherford throws a head kick that misses.
Wein connects with a looping right hand.
Wein connects with a body shot.
Wein lands a nice looking kick to the body. Rutherford takes a step back to recover.
Wein moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Rutherford misses with a hook to the body
and Wein counters with a left and a right that stings Rutherford.
Wein throws a leg kick which misses Rutherford's front leg but catches the back leg as Rutherford tries to avoid it.
Rutherford throws a shot from downtown. Wein moves away and avoids it.
Wein raises up his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Wilder Wein.
I think Wein 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 46:49
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 46:49
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Wilder Wein!

An out of breath Wilder Wein 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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Event: Supernova VII     
Date:   Apr 21, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Steven Rutherford and George Pedro. Fingers crossed for an exciting fight - I'm sure both fighters are looking for a nice under the table bonus!

183 cm
31
184 lbs
29 - 4 - 2
176 cm
31
202 lbs
34 - 9 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 4 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 9 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, George Pedro!
The judges for this bout are Sam Margolis, Steven Brown and Chris Edwards.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pedro is looking to score with low kicks.
The crowd cheers as Rutherford lands an impressive looking overhand right. Pedro doesn't seem phased though.
Pedro has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Pedro there as he acknowledges the shot.
Pedro bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Rutherford pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Danga de danga de dang - Pedro scores with a four punch combination!
Rutherford misses with a body shot
and Pedro counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Rutherford lands a slapping body shot.
Pedro wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Pedro has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Pedro misses with a looping left.
Rutherford was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
A telegraphed right hand from Pedro misses the target.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut. Pedro saw that one coming.
Pedro works Rutherford's body with a nice hook.
Rutherford jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Pedro only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Pedro misses with a few strikes there.
Rutherford connects with a jab.
Pedro lands with a thumping leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro moves out of range as Rutherford strikes.
Pedro shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Pedro buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Rutherford throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Pedro throws a wild body kick that Rutherford sees coming a mile off.
Pedro throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rutherford connects with a crisp jab.
Rutherford throws a shot from downtown. Pedro moves away and avoids it.
Pedro lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Pedro cracks the inside of Rutherford's front leg.
Pedro throws a nice looking combination but Rutherford bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.

Rutherford closes the distance and pushes Pedro back into the cage.
I was talking to Rutherford's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Pedro prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
Pedro blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Pedro tries to work over Rutherford's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Pedro.
Pedro misses with a shot to the kidneys.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Pedro throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rutherford is leaning against Pedro and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Rutherford lands a left hand.
A head punch on the inside from Rutherford fails to land.
Pedro has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Rutherford avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Rutherford lands a hook that snaps the head of Pedro backwards.
A short right from Pedro on the inside.
Rutherford stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Pedro goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Pedro's elbow.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Rutherford.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Pedro.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Pedro.
Pedro tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.
Rutherford's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Rutherford tries a body shot but Pedro blocks it.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Pedro controls his hands.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Pedro's elbow.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rutherford takes a shot to the head.
A nice left hand lands by Rutherford.
Pedro misses with a punch on the inside.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Pedro changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Rutherford fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Rutherford throws a body shot but no joy.
Pedro throws a sloppy head kick and Rutherford moves out of range easily.
Rutherford looks to land a right hand but Pedro moved out of range.
Rutherford scoring well with a low kick there.
Pedro scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Rutherford swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Nice sprawl there from Rutherford as Pedro shoots in.
Steven Rutherford has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of George Pedro.
Rutherford misses with a straight left.
Rutherford slips a straight right by Pedro.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford tests Pedro's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A jab from Rutherford does it's job there.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rutherford attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Pedro tests Rutherford's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A jab from Pedro misses.
Pedro throws a body punch but Rutherford moves out of range.
Rutherford misses with a body kick.
Rutherford lands a front kick.
Rutherford cracks the inside of Pedro's front leg.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut
and Pedro counters with a nice low kick that buckles Rutherford's knee momentarily.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rutherford takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Pedro swings for the body but Rutherford moves out of range.

Pedro moves into the clinch.
Pedro tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
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 Steven Rutherford will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Rutherford misses with a low kick.
Pedro misses with a body shot.
George Pedro seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Rutherford walks into a stiff left hand from Pedro.
Pedro takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Pedro swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Rutherford checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Pedro misses with a body shot.
Pedro throws a lazy body kick
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.

Rutherford takes the fight into the clinch.
Nice body punch from Pedro.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pedro prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
Pedro tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Pedro.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Pedro uses good head movement to avoid it.

Rutherford breaks the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A good leg kick by Pedro.
Rutherford ducks under a wild hook from Pedro.
Pedro checks a low kick from Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a high kick!
Rutherford is looking to clinch.
Rutherford scoring well with a low kick there.
Pedro scoring well with a low kick there.
Pedro scores with a nice right hand.
Rutherford is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.

Pedro gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
A body shot lands from Pedro.
Rutherford lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Pedro swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Pedro lands with a right to the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rutherford blocks a body shot from Pedro.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A short body shot lands from Pedro as the two fighters clinch.
Rutherford tries to work over Pedro's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Pedro struggles to land a body shot inside as Rutherford controls his hands.
Rutherford wants to get back to striking at distance but Pedro won't allow it.
Rutherford fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Pedro lands with a light punch inside.
Pedro is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Pedro blocks a body shot from Rutherford.
A left hand lands to the body for Pedro.
Pedro has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Rutherford avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Pedro struggles to land a body shot inside as Rutherford controls his hands.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.
Pedro gets through Rutherford's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Pedro struggles to land a body shot inside as Rutherford controls his hands.
Rutherford is pressed up against the cage. Pedro has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Rutherford down to the mat. Rutherford avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Steven Rutherford has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of George Pedro.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Rutherford.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro misses with a body kick.
Rutherford delivers a nice body kick.
Nice sprawl there from Rutherford as Pedro shoots in.
Pedro fails in his attempt to clinch.
Rutherford throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Pedro misses the shot to the body.
Rutherford is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Pedro scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Rutherford takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Rutherford tries to clinch there but Pedro circles away.
Rutherford jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Pedro stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Rutherford.
Rutherford jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Pedro throws the kick towards the body but Rutherford avoids it.
Pedro on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Pedro lands with a nice combination. Rutherford backs away looking to recover.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rutherford checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Steven Rutherford is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Pedro fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but Pedro moved away.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but Pedro checks it.
Pedro throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rutherford sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Rutherford lands with a slapping head kick.
Rutherford ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Pedro shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Rutherford throws a hook to the side of Pedro's head but Pedro sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Rutherford misses with a body kick.
Rutherford feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Pedros jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Pedro lands a leg kick that knocks Rutherford off balance momentarily.
Rutherford feints and then cracks Pedro's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Pedro down.
Pedro blocks a leg kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Pedro on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Rutherford thumps Pedro with a low kick.
Pedro throws a lazy right hand but Rutherford sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Rutherford checks a leg kick nicely.
Pedro throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Rutherford misses with a kick to the body.
Pedro misses with a looping right.
Rutherford scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Rutherford misses with a combination
and Pedro counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A shot to the liver by Rutherford. Beautiful body shot.
Rutherford connects with a high kick.
Sloppy strikes from Rutherford. Those never looked like landing.
Pedro throws a leg kick
and Rutherford counters with a good low kick that Pedro was not able to check.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Rutherford walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Rutherford throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A low kick from Pedro is predictable there
and Rutherford counters with a right hand to the body.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Pedro uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rutherford.
Pedro scores with a body shot.
Pedro throws a right and a left that both miss.
Pedro takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Pedro takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Pedro takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Pedro throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Rutherford lands a jab to Pedro's midsection.
Rutherford cracks the inside of Pedro's front leg.
A good leg kick by Pedro.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Nice shot by Rutherford.
Rutherford connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Pedro's hands.
Rutherford turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Rutherford misses with a wild body shot.
Rutherford is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Rutherford misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Rutherford throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rutherford thuds his shin into the meat of Pedro's side.
Pedro swings for the body but Rutherford moves out of range.
Pedro feints a jab promting Rutherford to slip. Pedro then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Rutherford slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Pedro is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Rutherford.
Pedro on the wrong end of a nice jab.
A bone on bone clash there as Rutherford blocks the leg kick.
Some wild striking there from Pedro.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro motions for Rutherford to come forward. Pedro throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Rutherford misses with a kick to the body.
The fighters circle momentarily. Rutherford darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
A solid leg kick lands there for Rutherford.
The fighters circle momentarily. Rutherford darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Rutherford takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Rutherford scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Rutherford waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Pedro.
That kick from Pedro tenderised Rutherford's leg. Rutherford is trying to keep his angry face on.
A punch combination from Rutherford misses.
Pedro lands with an overhand left.
Pedro has his takedown stuffed
and Rutherford counters with a right hand to the body.
Pedro walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.

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!
Rutherford throws a poor cross that misses
and Pedro counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Rutherford lands with a shot to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rutherford. Pedro does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rutherford scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Pedro doesn't seem bothered though.
Rutherford checks a leg kick nicely.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rutherford. Pedro does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rutherford ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Rutherford scores with a jab to the jaw.
Rutherford throws a body shot but no joy.
Pedro throws a quick inside leg kick.
Rutherford throws a chopping leg kick but Pedro manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Rutherford moves out of range of the leg kick from Pedro.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Pedro, right into the meat.
A big left from Rutherford misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Steven Rutherford clearly takes that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Rutherford scores with a nice body kick.
Pedro lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Pedro staying out of range there.
Rutherford misses with a hook. Pedro ducked under it nicely.
Pedro tries to clinch but Rutherford is having none of it.
Rutherford rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Pedro moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Pedro tries to clinch but Rutherford is having none of it.
Rutherford throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Rutherford ducks under a wild hook from Pedro.
Pedro slips a straight right by Rutherford.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford scores with a punch to the head.
Pedro tests Rutherford's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Pedro checks the leg kick nicely there.
Pedro throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford loads up on a big right hand but Pedro slips the punch.
Pedro moves out of range of the strikes.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Rutherford.
Rutherford thows a left - swing and a miss!
Pedro takes a swing at Rutherford's ribcage but misses.
Rutherford throws a big shot that misses.
Rutherford misses with a straight left.
Pedro stuns Rutherford with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Rutherford sizes up Pedro with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Pedro slips under a jab from Rutherford.
Pedro feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Rutherford's calf.
Rutherford swings widly with a right hand
and Pedro cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Rutherford throws a push kick but Pedro slaps the foot to one side.
Rutherford fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro misses the jab.
Rutherford avoids the body shot from Pedro.

Pedro closes the distance and clinches.
Pedro tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
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!
Pedro misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Pedro misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Pedro backwards.
Pedro lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rutherford lands an uppercut.
Rutherford blocking some punches.
Rutherford tries to break the clinch but Pedro is controlling the position.
A shot in the inside from Pedro.
Pedro tries to score a body lock takedown but Rutherford shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Nice body punch from Rutherford.
Pedro is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Pedro controls his hands.
Pedro lands a right hand.
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro struggles to land a body shot inside as Rutherford controls his hands.
Pedro misses with a short punch on the inside.
Pedro blocking some punches.
Rutherford lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Pedro is looking to take this one to the mat.
Rutherford presses Pedro against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Pedro misses with a body punch.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Pedro looking for a takedown.
Steven Rutherford has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of George Pedro.
A nice right hand lands inside from Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Pedro or not.
Steven Rutherford has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Good body shot from Rutherford.
Pedro makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Rutherford creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Rutherford softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Pedro tries a body shot but Rutherford blocks it.
Pedro misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro blocks an uppercut.
Pedro lands a shoulder strike.
Rutherford works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Pedro uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford lands a nice uppercut.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Pedro controls the action.
Rutherford fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Rutherford.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a right hand.
Pedro blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Pedro.
Pedro misses with a punch to the body.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Rutherford.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Rutherford.
A right handed body shot lands from Rutherford.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Steven Rutherford had his way with George Pedro in that round.
That's time! Rutherford's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Nice takedown defense from Rutherford. No joy for Pedro on that attempt.
Rutherford fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Pedro.
Pedro throws a leg kick but Rutherford sees it coming and moves out of range.
Rutherford lands with a hook. Pedro tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Rutherford swings for the body but Pedro moves out of range.
Rutherford throws a nice inside leg kick.
Rutherford missing with a left hand there. Pedro was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Rutherford bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Rutherford has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Rutherford uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Pedro.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Decent striking displayed by Pedro there.
Pedro has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Pedro.
Pedro is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Rutherford looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Rutherford throws a big shot that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rutherford was well out of range. Poor timing from Pedro.
Pedro chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Rutherford lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Rutherford throws a body shot but no joy.
Pedro avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Pedro ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rutherford checks the leg kick nicely there.

Pedro changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Rutherford looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pedro throws a strike aimed at the side of Rutherford's head but Rutherford avoids it well.
Rutherford is looking to reverse the position.
Rutherford is not in a great position here, taking some shots.
Pedro lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
George Pedro has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Pedro is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Rutherford knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Rutherford managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Pedro.
Pedro wants to control but Rutherford is keeping him busy.
Who's going to make the next move?
Steven Rutherford is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Pedro has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford dodges the ground and pound from Pedro.
Pedro creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Rutherford sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
Rutherford is looking for a sweep.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.
Pedro working the head and body with strikes.
Pedro lands a decent elbow from side control.

Pedro is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Rutherford is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Check out the look on Pedro's face as he threw that strike - that's one determined fighter!
Rutherford dodges the ground and pound from Pedro.
Rutherford is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Rutherford taking a bit of punishment here - Pedro scoring with strikes.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Rutherford controls the position for a moment.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 47:48
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 47:48
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 48:48

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... George Pedro!

George Pedro is the new middleweight champion!
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Event: HFC 46     
Date:   Apr 08, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between AJ Rumble and Markus Drotske. Both these fighters are unbeaten, so somebody's 0 has got to go!AJ Rumble had a look across the cage there at his opponent. He definitely means business

189 cm
20
209 lbs
5 - 0 - 0
188 cm
20
216 lbs
6 - 0 - 0
Decent wrestler
Solid boxing
KO power
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the light heavyweight 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 Las Vegas, AJ Rumble!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Markus Drotske!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, Chris Edwards and Steven Brown.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rumble lands a lovely overhand right.
Rumble takes a swing at Drotske's ribcage but misses.

Drotske closes the distance and pushes Rumble back into the cage.
Rumble lands a body punch in the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Rumble fails to land.
Drotske lands a shot to the body.
Rumble digs a right hand underneath Drotske's ribcage. Drotske let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Rumble can't find room to land a body shot as Drotske controls the action.
Drotske stalling.
Rumble tries to throw a body punch but Drotske avoids it by throwing Rumble back against the cage.
Drotske presses Rumble against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Rumble tries to break the clinch but Drotske is controlling the position.
Rumble fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Drotske lands a right hand that snaps the head of Rumble backwards.
Rumble misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rumble misses with some punches.
Rumble can't break the clinch.
I was talking to Rumble's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Rumble misses with a punch to the body.
Drotske throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Rumble tries to work over Drotske's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rumble goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rumble tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rumble lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Drotske is struggling to control the position.
Rumble misses with a hook from the clinch.
Drotske blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rumble throws a punch but it's blocked by Drotske.
Drotske blocking some punches.
Rumble misses with some punches.
Rumble misses with a punch to the body.
Rumble swings away with an uppercut that misses.

Rumble breaks from the clinch.
Drotske uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rumble.
Drotske swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Rumble slips a straight right by Drotske.
Rumble misses with a hook. Drotske ducked under it nicely.
Rumble throws a body punch but Drotske moves out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rumble scores with a jab to the jaw.
Rumble lands with a hook. Drotske tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Rumble throws a body shot but no joy.
Drotske is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Rumble displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Drotske throws out the jab.
Rumble slips under a jab.
Rumble defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Drotske.
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!
Rumble misses with a hook.
Drotske bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Drotske swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
AJ Rumble is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Rumble lands with an overhand left.

Excellent takedown into side control there by Drotske.
Rumble is looking for a sweep.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Drotske is trying to get an arm triangle but Rumble is defending well.

Drotske tries for a kimura but Rumble is defending well.
Drotske controls the position.

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

Drotske tries for a kimura but Rumble is defending well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
I wouldn't like to be where Rumble is right now.

Drotske is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Rumble is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Rumble is looking to reverse the position.
Drotske wants to lay and pray for a moment but Rumble keeps working.
Rumble is in a bad spot here and he knows it... just holding on for now.
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 AJ Rumble will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Drotske throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rumble sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Drotske wants to clinch but Rumble slips to the side
and Rumble counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
A left lands for Rumble.
Drotske scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Rumble fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Drotske manages to avoid it.
Drotske throws a shot from downtown. Rumble moves away and avoids it.
Drotske uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Rumble misses with a right hand

and Drotske counters by moving into the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Rumble breaks the clinch.

Drotske closes the distance and clinches.
Rumble misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A nice left hand lands by Rumble.
Rumble's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rumble is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Rumble lands a right hand.
Rumble is leaning against Drotske and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Drotske throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Rumbles head.
Drotske blocks an uppercut.
Drotske looking for a takedown.
Drotske misses with a punch to the body.
AJ Rumble has scored more points in the clinch so far.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Rumble.

Rumble manages to break the clinch.
Rumble waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Drotske.
Rumble with a body punch. A glancing blow.
A slow jab from Drotske misses its intended target.
Rumble misses with a jab to the body
and Drotske counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Drotske throws a body shot but no joy.
Nice uppercut lands for Drotske. That snapped Rumble's head back.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Drotske tries to clinch but Rumble moves out of range.
Rumble throws a right hand that misses
and Drotske counters with a lovely straight right hand!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rumble connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
AJ Rumble is winning the standup battle so far.
Rumble bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A big left from Rumble misses.
Drotske lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Drotske.
Rumble wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Rumble throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Drotske takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Rumble loads up on a big right hand but Drotske slips the punch.
Rumble ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Drotske moves away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Drotske keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rumble feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Drotskes jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Rumble circles away from the clinch attempt.
Rumble swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Rumble ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Drotske moves away.
Drotske throws the left hand but Rumble avoids the punch easily.
Drotske keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Drotske pushing out the jab but it's not landing.

Drotske has Rumble up against the cage in a clinch.
Rumble misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Drotske lands a right hand that snaps the head of Rumble backwards.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Drotske doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rumble swings wildly with an uppercut but Drotske uses good head movement to avoid it.
A left hand lands to the body for Drotske.
Rumble scores with a nice hook to the head.
Drotske lands a left hand.
Rumble misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Drotske pushes Rumble back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Drotske working some nice short punches in the clinch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Nice body punch from Drotske.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Drotske lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Drotske working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Drotske blocks an uppercut.
Drotske lands a right hand that snaps the head of Rumble backwards.
Rumble gets through Drotske's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Drotske lands with a right to the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Drotske.
Rumble tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Markus Drotske will probably get the nod - 10:9.
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.


Drotske lands with an overhand left.
Drotske misses with a two punch combination.
Rumble lands a jab to the nose.
Drotske shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Rumble as he avoids it easily.
Drotske might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Drotske connects with a nice looking jab.
Rumble cracks Drotske with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Rumble lands a jab to Drotske's midsection.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Drotske ducks under a wild hook from Rumble.
Drotske ducks under a wild hook from Rumble.
Drotske blocks a jab.
AJ Rumble seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nice cross by Drotske.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Drotske fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Rumble avoids a punch combination nicely.
Drotske avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Rumble just misses with a punch to the body.
Some wild striking there from Drotske.
Rumble is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Rumble ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Drotske moves away.
Rumble fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Drotske manages to avoid it.
Drotske throws a lazy right hand but Rumble sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Drotske slips a jab and a cross from Rumble.
Drotske throws out a counter right but Rumble avoids it with no problem.
Drotske throws a body punch but Rumble moves out of range.
Drotske connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Rumble's hands.
Rumble swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Drotske ducks under a wild hook from Rumble.
Drotske is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.

Drotske pushes Rumble up against the cage in a clinch.
Drotske lands an uppercut.
Rumble tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rumble tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Drotske has Rumble pressed against the cage.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rumble lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Drotske.
Rumble goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Come on Drotske - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Rumble is trying to push Drotske away but Drotske has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Rumble misses with a hook from the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rumble.
Rumble throws a punch but it's blocked by Drotske.
Rumble swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rumble misses with a body punch.
Rumble tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Drotske's elbow.
Drotske is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Rumble is keeping busy.
Drotske misses with a body punch.
Rumble swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rumble working aggressively here.
Rumble prevents a body shot from Drotske.
Rumble throws a head punch that misses.
Rumble throws a head punch that misses.
Rumble misses with the head strike.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rumble doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Drotske misses with a shot to the kidneys.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Drotske takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Rumble doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rumble throws a punch but it's blocked by Drotske.
Rumble lands a nice uppercut.
Drotske is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Rumble goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rumble goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rumble misses with a short punch on the inside.
Drotske has a couple of punches blocked by Rumble.
A short uppercut from Drotske.
Drotske misses with a short punch on the inside.
Drotske just leaning against Rumble, taking a breather.
Drotske is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but AJ Rumble did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Drotske is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Rumble swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Drotske keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Drotske changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Drotske uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Rumble.
Drotske jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Drotske tries to clinch up.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Drotske takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Drotske waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rumble.
Drotske throws an overhand right that lands on Rumble's shoulder, as Rumble tries to avoid the shot.
Rumble was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Rumble is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rumble misses the jab.
Drotske lands with a nice combination. Rumble backs away looking to recover.

Drotske bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
Rumble is trying to control Drotske's posture but Drotske avoids it.
Drotske just content to control the position.
Drotske tries to advance to mount but can't.
Rumble on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Rumble tries to get out of the position.
Drotske advances to full mount.

Drotske goes for an armbar but he's not got it… Rumble turns into him and now he's in Drotske's guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Drotske is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rumble controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Drotske is trying to control the position but Rumble postures up.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rumble won't allow Drotske to sweep him here.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Drotske working a defensive guard but Rumble passes into half guard.
Drotske is trying to stand up here but Rumble is controlling him well.
Rumble content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Drotske tries to roll over but Rumble keeps him under control.
Drotske slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Drotske tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Rumble content to stall in guard here.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Drotske drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Rumble takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Rumble misses with a wild body shot.
Rumble lands a lovely overhand right.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Markus Drotske will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Back to the action! And we move into the final round!


Rumble throws a jab when Drotske was well out of range.
It seemed like Drotske was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Rumble throws a looping overhand right but Drotske ducks down to avoid it.
Rumble takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.

Drotske gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Rumble misses with some punches.
A left hand lands to the body for Drotske.
Rumble tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Drotske's elbow.
Drotske tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rumble's elbow.

Drotske works for the underhooks and manages to get a trip takedown into guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Drotske trying to control the position from guard on top but Rumble is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Drotske trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Rumble keeping moving, preventing Drotske from controlling successfully.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rumble keeping full guard, as Drotske tries to pass.
Rumble looking for a sweep. Not yet Rumble, not yet.
Drotske wants to control from the top but Rumble keeps moving.
The referee wants the fighters to be more active or he's going to reset them on the feet.
Drotske stands and throws Rumble's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Rumble sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Rumble wants to control but Drotske is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Drotske trying to control from half guard but Rumble is working away.

Drotske is looking for a kimura here.
Rumble is refusing to be controlled, as Drotske sits in half guard.
Rumble is trying to stand back up but Drotske is controlling him
Rumble is looking for a sweep. Drotske is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Drotske not doing much here.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Rumble's jab looks to have found its range, popping Drotske under the eye.
Drotske scores with a crisp jab that stopped Rumble in his tracks.
Rumble stuffs the takedown attempt from Drotske. Drotske gets slowly back to his feet.
Drotske tries to clinch but Rumble moves out of range.
Drotske has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Drotske there as he acknowledges the shot.
Rumble defending well as Drotske loads up on a big left hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Drotske bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Rumble's head.
Rumble fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Drotske manages to avoid it.
Drotske fails in his attempt to clinch.
A jab from Rumble misses.

Drotske takes the fight into the clinch.
Drotske tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Drotske misses with a punch to the body.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Drotske.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Rumble working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Rumble prevents a body shot from Drotske.
Rumble tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Drotske doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

And that's the end of the fight!
Markus Drotske comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Drotske 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 47:49
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 47:49
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Markus Drotske!

Markus Drotske is the new light heavyweight champion!
An out of breath Markus Drotske 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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Event: SYN 517 - Hoshino vs Lil wayne     
Date:   Apr 02, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Steven Rutherford and Jerry Kokane. Kokane has chosen Escape From the Madness as his entrance music. 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?

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184 lbs
28 - 4 - 2
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187 lbs
34 - 10 - 0
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Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 4 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Jerry Kokane!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Bishop, James Atkins and Chris Edwards.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rutherford throws the kick towards the body but Kokane avoids it.
Kokane blocks a leg kick.
Kokane looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Kokane scores with a jab to the jaw.
A shot to the body from Rutherford misses
and Kokane counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Rutherford slips a straight right by Kokane.
As Kokane backs away, Rutherford returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Rutherford avoids the body shot from Kokane.
Rutherford looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Rutherford uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Kokane.
Kokane uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rutherford.
Rutherford swings and misses with a hook to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kokane tries to bum rush Rutherford with a series of wild strikes but Rutherford uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Kokane dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
A swing and a miss from Kokane.
Kokane attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Rutherford blocks a jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kokane loads up on a big right hand but Rutherford slips the punch.
Rutherford throwing a counter right hand but Kokane manages to avoid it.
A good leg kick by Rutherford.
Kokane throws a chopping leg kick but Rutherford manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Rutherford fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but Kokane sees it coming and moves out of range.
Rutherford throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Kokane counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
A telegraphed right hand from Kokane misses the target.
Kokane misses with a straight left.
Rutherford looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Rutherford tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Rutherford thows a body kick. Kokane tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Kokane misses with a series of wild punches.
Kokane scores with a jab to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with a looping left.
Kokane swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Kokane throws a half hearted mid kick.
Rutherford throws a poor cross that misses
and Kokane counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kokane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kokane jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Kokane has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Kokane throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rutherford sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kokane lands a two punch combo.
Rutherford scores with a push kick.
Kokane throws a hook but Rutherford avoids it easily.
Rutherford scores with the left hand. Kokane knows he should have avoided that one.
Kokane needs to keep his hands up - Rutherford had a free shot at his head there.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rutherford. Kokane does a little dance to reset his feet.
A nice leg kick lands there from Rutherford.
Kokane displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rutherford throws out the jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kokane throws a looping overhand right but Rutherford ducks down to avoid it.
Rutherford thuds a left hand into Kokane's body.
Kokane takes a swing at Rutherford's ribcage but misses.
Rutherford lunges at Kokane with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Kokane's hand.
Rutherford throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Rutherford connects with a looping right hand.
Rutherford lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Nice shot lands for Rutherford.
Rutherford looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Kokane misses with a hook. Rutherford ducked under it nicely.
Rutherford throws a body kick that misses.
Kokane steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
We've been told by Rutherford's head coaches at The Charles Martel School of Greatness that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Rutherford takes one to the chin there.
Kokane defending well as Rutherford loads up on a big left hand.
Kokane looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
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!
Kokane misses with a body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford moves into range and connects with a jab.
Kokane tests Rutherford's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Rutherford swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Jab, jab by Kokane - just one landing.
Rutherford takes a shot to the body in his stride.
A jab from Rutherford does it's job there.
Kokane throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Rutherford counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Kokane scores with a head kick. Rutherford tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Rutherford lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Rutherford with a body punch. A glancing blow.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kokane connects with a single shot there.
Rutherford comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Rutherford throws a half hearted mid kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rutherford throws a big shot that misses.
Kokane scores with a hook to the body. Rutherford takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Kokane throws out a powerful jab.
A big right from Rutherford misses.
Rutherford throws a hook but Kokane blocks it.
Rutherford blocks a jab.
Kokane gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Kokane lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Rutherford circles away quickly and effectively.
Rutherford throws a lazy right hand but Kokane sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Rutherford throws a hook but Kokane blocks it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford scores with a jab to the head.
Rutherford tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kokane was well out of range. Poor timing from Rutherford.
Kokane lands a jab.
Rutherford missing with a left hand there. Kokane was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford ducks under a wild hook from Kokane.
Rutherford tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Kokane is able to avoid easily.
Donk. Rutherford catches Kokane right on the button with a cross.
Rutherford jabs Kokane to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Kokane throws a shot from downtown. Rutherford moves away and avoids it.
Kokane is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Rutherford.
Rutherford throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Kokane counters with a stiff right hand.
Kokane ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rutherford is looking to land body kicks.
Kokane blocks the body kick.
Rutherford tries to work over Kokane's front leg with a kick but Kokane checks it.
Rutherford looks to score with a jab to the body but Kokane is just out of range.
Kokane just misses with a punch to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Rutherford tries to land a leg kick but Kokane saw it coming and moves away.
Rutherford feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Kokanes jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Rutherford scores with a hook to the body. Kokane takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Rutherford's jab looks to have found its range, popping Kokane under the eye.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Rutherford, right into the meat.
Rutherford avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Rutherford throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rutherford attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Steven Rutherford is winning the standup battle so far.
Rutherford checks a leg kick nicely.
Rutherford with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Kokane to score with a decent uppercut.
Kokane uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Rutherford.
Rutherford scores with a jab to the body.
Kokane slips under a jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Kokane throws a hook but Rutherford avoids it easily.
Kokane takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Rutherford swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Kokane counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Kokane throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
A low kick from Rutherford is predictable there
and Kokane counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Rutherford, as that shot connected.
Nice defenses there by Kokane.
Kokane throws a hook but Rutherford blocks it.
Kokane takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Rutherford feints and then cracks Kokane's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Kokane down.
Kokane slips under a jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but Kokane checks it.
Kokane appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Kokane moves into range and connects with a jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford misses with a low kick.
Rutherford lands a leg kick that knocks Kokane off balance momentarily.
Rutherford goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Kokane walks forward, straight into a front kick from Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a quick inside leg kick.
Kokane lunges at Rutherford with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Rutherford's hand.
Rutherford misses with a wild body shot.
Rutherford throws a nice looking combination but Kokane bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Kokane on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Rutherford. Rutherford obviously looking to wear him down.
Kokane moves out of range as Rutherford throws a body kick.
Rutherford steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kokane.
Rutherford tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Kokane manages to circle out of the way.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rutherford ducks under a wild hook from Kokane.
Rutherford pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Kokane lands with a kick to the ribs.
Kokane will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Kokane checks a leg kick.
Rutherford throws a jab but it's blocked by Kokane.
Rutherford moves out of range of the strikes.
Kokane ducks under a wild hook from Rutherford.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford dips to his left and cracks Kokane with an uppercut!
Kokane finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Rutherford, right into the meat.
Kokane takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford moves out of range of the strikes.
Kokane looks to land a combination. Rutherford sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Rutherford throws a shot from downtown. Kokane moves away and avoids it.
Kokane looks like he wants to counter punch here.
A lazy left from Kokane finds it's target.
Rutherford misses with a looping right.
Rutherford with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Kokane throws a lazy uppercut
and Rutherford counters with a nice uppercut.
Kokane has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Rutherford finds it's way round the side to connect with Kokane's head.
Kokane throws a body shot but no joy.
Rutherford connects with a leg kick. Kokane looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
A slow jab from Kokane misses its intended target.
Rutherford tries to land a front kick but Kokane steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Kokane is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Rutherford with a body shot.
Kokane's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Kokane walks into a stiff left hand from Rutherford.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rutherford misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Nice uppercut there from Rutherford.
Kokane throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Kokane connects with a solid leg kick.
Kokane moves forwards but Rutherford connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Kokane moves out of range of the leg kick from Rutherford.
Rutherford tries to land a front kick but Kokane steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Rutherford lands the left hand.
Kokane checks a low kick from Rutherford.
Kokane on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Rutherford lands with a straight right. Kokane didn't see that one coming.
Kokane looks to throw the jab but Rutherford is out of range.
Kokane chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Rutherford can pounce on him.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Kokane at a distance.
A telegraphed right hand from Rutherford misses the target.
Rutherford backing away here, and Kokane unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Kokane chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Rutherford can pounce on him.
Kokane lands with a shot to the body.
Kokane lands with a cross.
Kokane misses with a wild body shot.
Rutherford throws a right and a left that both miss.
Rutherford takes a swing at Kokane's ribcage but misses.
Steven Rutherford seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kokane misses with a straight left.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Kokane might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Rutherford has got the better of the exchanges.
Rutherford scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Rutherford throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Rutherford avoids the head kick by Kokane.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
An inside leg kick from Rutherford misses.
Kokane unleashes a big counter combination but Rutherford bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Rutherford misses with a body kick.
Kokane feints a counter leg kick.
Rutherford avoids a kick to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rutherford. Kokane does a little dance to reset his feet.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kokane misses with a looping right.
Kokane has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Kokane avoids the body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford thows a body kick. Kokane tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Rutherford slips a straight right by Kokane.
Kokane takes a jab right on the kisser.
Rutherford lands a front kick.
Kokane ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Kokane tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Kokane swings away with a leg kick that misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rutherford cracks the inside of Kokane's front leg.
Kokane moves out of range as Rutherford throws a body kick.
Rutherford on the wrong end of a nice hook.
A low kick from Rutherford is predictable there
and Kokane counters with a right hand to the body.
Kokane has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Rutherford finds it's way round the side to connect with Kokane's head.
Rutherford keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kokane has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Rutherford.
Kokane looks to score with a jab to the body but Rutherford is just out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rutherford. Kokane does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rutherford has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Rutherford there as he acknowledges the shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kokane tests Rutherford's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A leg kick checked by Kokane.
Rutherford throws out a powerful jab.
Rutherford misses with a wild body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kokane throws a hook but Rutherford blocks it.
Kokane avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Rutherford throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Kokane! But no joy.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Rutherford.
Rutherford swings widly with a right hand
and Kokane counters with a stiff right hand.
Kokane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rutherford misses with a body kick.
Kokane looks like he wants to counter punch here.
A big left from Kokane misses.
Rutherford looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Kokane throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rutherford connects with an inside leg kick.
Kokane throws the left hand but Rutherford avoids the punch easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Kokane misses the target.
Rutherford throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kokane throws out a counter right but Rutherford avoids it with no problem.
Kokane throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Kokane misses with an uppercut. Rutherford saw that one coming.
Rutherford swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Rutherford swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Kokane throws a right and a left that Rutherford avoids nicely.
Rutherford will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
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!
Rutherford with a nice cross.
Rutherford throws a body punch but Kokane moves out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Some wild striking there from Rutherford.
Rutherford lands with a shot to the body.
Good shot there by Rutherford.
Rutherford 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.
Rutherford rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Rutherford takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
A nice inside leg kick there by Rutherford. That's going to slow Kokane down.
Kokane motions for Rutherford to come forward. Kokane throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Kokane lands an overhand right.
Kokane fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Rutherford avoids the body shot from Kokane.
Kokane throws a wild body kick that Rutherford sees coming a mile off.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nice jab there from Rutherford.
Kokane scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rutherford feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Kokanes jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Kokane throws a hook but Rutherford avoids it easily.
Rutherford quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Rutherford tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kokane was well out of range. Poor timing from Rutherford.
Kokane throws a body kick that misses.
Kokane avoids a kick to the body.
Rutherford swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Rutherford takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Kokane avoids a kick to the body.
Kokane lands a really nice looking cross but Rutherford seems unphased.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Rutherford - that will leave a mark!
Rutherford uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kokane.
It looked like Rutherford wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
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 Steven Rutherford will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Rutherford connects with a single shot there.
Kokane throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Rutherford stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Rutherford swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rutherford delivers a nice body kick.
Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Kokane.
Kokane misses with a wild body shot.
Kokane throws the kick towards the body but Rutherford avoids it.
Rutherford scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Rutherford.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kokane throws a body kick that misses.
Rutherford connects with a good right hand that stumbles Kokane. Kokane circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Rutherford throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Kokane takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford with a nice cross.
Kokane scores with a body shot.
Rutherford misses with a body kick.
It seemed like Kokane was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Kokane ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Kokane lands a really nice looking cross but Rutherford seems unphased.
Kokane dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Kokane keeps Rutherford at a distance using the push kick.
Kokane feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Rutherfords jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
A low kick from Kokane is predictable there
and Rutherford counters with a slapping leg kick.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but Kokane moved away.
Kokane throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Kokane throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Jerry Kokane has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kokane takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Kokane goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Rutherford looks to land a body kick but Kokane moved away.
Rutherford throws a shot from downtown. Kokane moves away and avoids it.
Kokane throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rutherford fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Kokane takes one to the side of the head.
Rutherford throws an off balance right hand
and Kokane counters with a nice leg kick.
Kokane looks to land a right hand but Rutherford moved out of range.
Kokane misses the shot to the body.
An inside leg kick lands from Rutherford.
Steven Rutherford is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
A punch combination from Rutherford misses.
Rutherford waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Kokane.
Kokane throws a hook to the side of Rutherford's head but Rutherford sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Nice body punch from Rutherford.
Rutherford buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
A slow jab from Kokane misses its intended target.
Rutherford fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Rutherford misses with a body kick.
Kokane throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Rutherford counters with an inside leg kick.
Kokane throws a shot to the body.
Rutherford fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Kokane looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kokane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rutherford was well out of range. Poor timing from Kokane.
Kokane jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Kokane fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
Donk. Rutherford catches Kokane right on the button with a cross.
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!
Kokane waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rutherford.
Rutherford lands with a shot to the body.
Kokane throws a body shot but no joy.
Rutherford lands with a thumping leg kick.
Kokane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rutherford is looking to counter punch.
An inside leg kick from Rutherford misses.
A nice side step and Kokane releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Rutherford throws a nice inside leg kick.
Rutherford uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kokane.
An attempted straight right counter from Rutherford misses the target.

And that's the end of the fight!
Steven Rutherford showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Rutherford 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 Daniel Bishop scores the fight 50:47
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 50:45
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 49:47

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Steven Rutherford!

Steven Rutherford retains his middleweight title!
After winning the bout, Steven Rutherford thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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Event: HFC 44     
Date:   Mar 25, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Venom Page and Taylor Pickerage. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

187 cm
19
188 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
180 cm
27
190 lbs
6 - 2 - 0
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Excellent boxer
Very quick
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Excellent boxer
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Venom Page!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Taylor Pickerage!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, Daniel Bishop and Phil Schofield.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pickerage keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Pickerage has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Pickerage tries to clinch but Page is having none of it.
An attempted straight right counter from Page misses the target.
A shot to the liver by Page. Beautiful body shot.
Page chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Page throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Pickerage.
Page throws a sloppy head kick and Pickerage moves out of range easily.
Page looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Page lands a slapping body shot.
Pickerage blocks a leg kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Pickerage misses the target.
Page is looking to counter punch.
Pickerage throws a right and a left that both miss.
Page connects with a looping right hand.
Pickerage slips under a jab.
Pickerage scores with a jab to the body.

Pickerage rushes Page and presses him up against the cage.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Page lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Pickerage prevents a body shot from Page.
A head punch on the inside from Pickerage fails to land.
A left hand lands to the body for Page.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Page lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Page makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Pickerage looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Page lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Pickerage backwards.
Pickerage misses with a hook to the ribs.
Page lands with a right to the head.
Page lands a right hand that snaps the head of Pickerage backwards.
Pickerage's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Pickerage misses with a body punch.
Pickerage doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Page lands with a short punch from the clinch.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Page.
Pickerage's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A hook to the body from Page.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Pickerage throws a punch but it's blocked by Page.
A short right from Page.
Still in the clinch, Page scores with a nice short uppercut.
Page softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
A right hook to the body lands for Page.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A short right from Page on the inside.
Page lands a shot to the body.
Pickerage looks winded!
Page works on Pickerage's body with a couple of short punches.
Page lands a left hand that snaps the head of Pickerage backwards.
Page softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Page digs a right hand into Pickerage's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Pickerage's gas tank.
Page scores with a shoulder strike.
Page lands a nice uppercut.
Pickerage takes a shot to the head.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Page.

Pickerage is rocked!
Pickerage's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Pickerage is still on wobbly legs! Can Page finish him?
Page lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Page working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Page lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Pickerage backwards.
Page presses Pickerage against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Page lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Page lands with a right to the head.
Page lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Page lands an uppercut in the clinch that drops Pickerage to his knees! Page keeps firing more shots against his stricken opponent and the referee jumps in to save him!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Venom Page!
During a confident post fight interview, Venom Page thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: Syn 513Belliveau vs Rutherford     
Date:   Mar 17, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Steve Belliveau and Steven Rutherford. Belliveau comes to the cage accompanied by We will rock you. On his way into the cage it seems that Steve Belliveau has been attacked by a crazed fan! It looks like it might have been the just bleed guy! Luckily Steve Belliveau seems to be OK! I thought that lunatic was in prison!?

185 cm
34
195 lbs
29 - 11 - 0
183 cm
31
184 lbs
27 - 4 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Steve Belliveau!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 4 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
The judges for this bout are Steven Brown, Chris Edwards and James Atkins.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Belliveau blocks a leg kick.
Belliveau throws a lazy right hand but Rutherford sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Belliveau takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Belliveau throws a wild body kick that Rutherford sees coming a mile off.
A little jabbing left from Rutherford on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Rutherford thuds his shin into the meat of Belliveau's side.
Rutherford misses with a body kick.
Rutherford lands a slapping body shot.
Rutherford on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Belliveau keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rutherford looks to land a left hand but Belliveau moved out of range nicely.
Belliveau throwing a counter right hand but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford misses with a body kick.
Rutherford takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.

Rutherford has managed to clinch.

Rutherford breaks the clinch.
Rutherford throws a lazy right hand but Belliveau sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford fails in his attempt to clinch.
And Belliveau counters with a quick kick to the body but Rutherford blocks it.
Rutherford jabs at Belliveau's body.
Belliveau throws a push kick but Rutherford slaps the foot to one side.
Rutherford is trying to counter with his kicks.
Rutherford scores with the left hand. Belliveau knows he should have avoided that one.
Rutherford tries a low kick but Belliveau avoids it.
Belliveau throws a hook to the side of Rutherford's head but Rutherford sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Rutherford! But no joy.
Belliveau moves away from the strike by Rutherford.
Belliveau swings for the body but Rutherford moves out of range.
Belliveau takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Belliveau misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Rutherford lands a jab to Belliveau's midsection.
Belliveau lands a nice leg kick that just misses Rutherford's sensitive parts.
Rutherford on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Belliveau moves out of range as Rutherford strikes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Belliveau throws a hook but Rutherford blocks it.
Rutherford jabs Belliveau to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Belliveau takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Belliveau slips a jab from Rutherford.
A solid leg kick lands there for Rutherford.
Belliveau has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Scotty's Yard in the buildup to the fight.
Rutherford checks a leg kick.
Rutherford fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Rutherford throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Belliveau takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Some bone on bone action there as Belliveau checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Rutherford lands with an overhand left.
Belliveau throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rutherford scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Good standup being displayed there by Rutherford as he connects with a hook.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Belliveau fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Rutherford is out of range.
Rutherford looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Belliveau has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Belliveau there as he acknowledges the shot.
Rutherford throws a right hand that Belliveau ducks under and follows up with a left that Belliveau also avoids with ease.
Rutherford looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Rutherford misses with a straight left.
Steven Rutherford seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Belliveau clobbers Rutherford with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Belliveau displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rutherford throws out the jab.
Belliveau wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
A chopping leg kick lands by Rutherford.
Rutherford swats away the attempt to clinch by Belliveau.
Rutherford is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Belliveau finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Belliveau has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Belliveau there as he acknowledges the shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Rutherford misses.
Belliveau misses the shot to the body.
Rutherford appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Rutherford misses with a leg kick.
Rutherford moves into range and connects with a jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Belliveau throws a nice outside leg kick.
Rutherford throws a wild body kick that Belliveau sees coming a mile off.
It looked like Belliveau wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Rutherford lands a leg kick that knocks Belliveau off balance momentarily.
Belliveau throws a hook to the side of Rutherford's head but Rutherford sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Belliveau checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Rutherford takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Belliveau wants to land a leg kick but Rutherford is out of range.
Nice defenses there by Rutherford.
Rutherford takes a body punch but keeps moving.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Steven Rutherford 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.


Rutherford throws a lazy body kick
and Belliveau counters with a nice uppercut.
Rutherford lands a body shot.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Belliveau.
Belliveau staying out of range there.
Belliveau takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Belliveau checks the leg kick nicely there.
Rutherford looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Belliveau avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Belliveau tried to score with a low kick but Rutherford checks it.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but Belliveau sees it coming and moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Belliveau digs a good body shot into Rutherford's ribs.
Rutherford lunges at Belliveau with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Belliveau's hand.
Belliveau lands with a thumping leg kick.
Belliveau ducks right into an uppercut from Rutherford.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Rutherford gets a clinch.
Rutherford presses Belliveau against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Belliveau prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
Belliveau tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Belliveau misses with a body punch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Belliveau.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Belliveau.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Belliveau avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
Rutherford blocking some punches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Belliveau.
A nice right hand lands inside from Belliveau.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Rutherford creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Belliveau.
Rutherford lands with a left to the head.
Rutherford lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Belliveau backwards.
Belliveau lands with a light punch inside.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Belliveau.
Belliveau blocks a body shot from Rutherford.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A left hand lands to the body for Belliveau.
A short right from Belliveau.
A head punch on the inside from Rutherford fails to land.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Belliveau's elbow.
Rutherford has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Belliveau seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Rutherford can turn it around.
Belliveau lands a left hand that snaps the head of Rutherford backwards.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rutherford has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Rutherford lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Steven Rutherford seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Rutherford lands a left hand.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Belliveau avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
Rutherford softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Belliveau lands a left hand.
A head punch on the inside from Rutherford fails to land.
Belliveau has a couple of punches blocked by Rutherford.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Belliveau makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Belliveau tries a body shot but Rutherford blocks it.
A head punch on the inside from Belliveau fails to land.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Rutherford misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Belliveau controls the action.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Rutherford.
Rutherford blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Belliveau misses with a hook to the ribs.
Nice body punch from Belliveau - that landed with a thud.
Belliveau scores with a nice hook to the head.
Belliveau lands a nice shot to the body.
Nice body punch from Belliveau - that landed with a thud.
Still in the clinch, Belliveau scores with a nice short uppercut.
Belliveau misses with a hook to the ribs.
A left hand lands to the body for Belliveau.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Belliveau.
Rutherford tries a body shot but Belliveau blocks it.
Belliveau blocks a body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Belliveau controls the action.
Belliveau misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rutherford misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Belliveau struggles to land a body shot inside as Rutherford controls his hands.
Rutherford scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Belliveau lands a right hand.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rutherford lands a nice shot to the body.
Rutherford is leaning against Belliveau and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Belliveau tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutherford throws a head punch that misses.
Belliveau lands with a right to the head.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Belliveau's elbow.
Belliveau tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.
Belliveau has a couple of punches blocked by Rutherford.
A left hand lands to the body for Belliveau.
A short uppercut from Rutherford.
Rutherford tries a body shot but Belliveau blocks it.
Rutherford lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Rutherford pushes Belliveau back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rutherford drops down looking for an ankle pick but Belliveau pulls his leg out and moves away.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Belliveau throws a head kick that half lands.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Steven Rutherford will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Rutherford throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
It looked like Belliveau wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Belliveau's jab looks to have found its range, popping Rutherford under the eye.
Rutherford throws a lazy uppercut
and Belliveau counters with a stiff right hand.
Rutherford checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Rutherford throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Belliveau misses with a body shot.
Steven Rutherford seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Rutherford wants to clinch
and Belliveau counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Belliveau uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford tries to clinch but Belliveau moves out of range.
Belliveau with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Belliveau looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Rutherford is trying to counter with his kicks.
Belliveau moves out of range of the strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Belliveau takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Rutherford throws out a leg kick but Belliveau moves out of range and Rutherford only half commits.
Belliveau takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Rutherford throws a hook but Belliveau blocks it.
Rutherford is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Belliveau.
Belliveau is looking to counter punch.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rutherford. Belliveau does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rutherford throws a body kick that misses.
Belliveau looks for the body kick but Rutherford saw that one coming.
Rutherford connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
A lazy body kick from Belliveau
and Rutherford counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Belliveau takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Belliveau misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Belliveau swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Rutherford counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with a straight left.
Belliveau is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Rutherford.
Belliveau is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rutherford throws a jab but it's blocked by Belliveau.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut. Belliveau saw that one coming.
Belliveau tries to score with a low kick but Rutherford moves his leg out of the way.
Belliveau misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
Rutherford fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Belliveau has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Belliveau throws a body punch but Rutherford moves out of range.
Rutherford replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Belliveau blocks it well.
Rutherford fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Belliveau.
Belliveau avoids the head kick by Rutherford.
Rutherford is looking to clinch but Belliveau is avoiding it.
Rutherford throws a sloppy body shot
and Belliveau counters with a stiff right hand.
Belliveau lands a jab to Rutherford's midsection.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford checks a low kick from Belliveau.
Rutherford swings for the body but Belliveau moves out of range.
Belliveau ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Rutherford moves away.
Belliveau throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rutherford flicks out a counter leg kick but Belliveau steps away.
Belliveau punishes Rutherford's body with a nice straight punch.
Belliveau with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Belliveau ducks right into an uppercut from Rutherford.
Rutherford throws an off balance right hand
and Belliveau counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Rutherford thinking.
Rutherford throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Belliveau jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Belliveau misses the body punch
and Rutherford makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Rutherford throws the kick towards the body but Belliveau avoids it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Belliveau avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Rutherford throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Belliveau tries to land a front kick but Rutherford steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Belliveau connects with a single shot there.
Belliveau pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rutherford avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Belliveau feints and then cracks Rutherford's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Rutherford down.
Belliveau keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Belliveau lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Rutherford swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rutherford fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Belliveau manages to avoid it.
Rutherford throws a leg kick which misses Belliveau's front leg but catches the back leg as Belliveau tries to avoid it.
Belliveau tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Steve Belliveau did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Rutherford checks a leg kick nicely.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut. Belliveau saw that one coming.
Belliveau walks into a left hand.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but Belliveau sees it coming and moves out of range.
Rutherford looks for the body kick but Belliveau saw that one coming.
Belliveau uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Rutherford.
Belliveau throws a body kick that misses
and Rutherford connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Rutherford tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Belliveau was well out of range. Poor timing from Rutherford.
Belliveau tries to close the distance and clinch but Rutherford swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Belliveau looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford blocks a low kick nicely.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rutherford. Belliveau does a little dance to reset his feet.
A leg kick checked by Rutherford.
Rutherford lands the left hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Belliveau lands a nice shot to the body.
Rutherford keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.

Rutherford closes the distance and pushes Belliveau back into the cage.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Belliveau's elbow.
Rutherford tries a body shot but Belliveau blocks it.
Belliveau tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.
A short uppercut from Belliveau.
Rutherford lands an uppercut.
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Belliveau uses good head movement to avoid it.
Belliveau lands with a right to the head.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Belliveau's elbow.
Rutherford lands a body shot in the clinch.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Belliveau controls his hands.
Rutherford working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Belliveau doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Belliveau tries to work over Rutherford's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rutherford's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Belliveau scores with a hook to the body.
Belliveau tries to work over Rutherford's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A short body shot lands from Rutherford as the two fighters clinch.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Belliveau swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Belliveau swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Belliveau controls his hands.
Belliveau misses with a body punch.
Belliveau blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rutherford throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Belliveau.
Belliveau prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
Belliveau misses with the head strike.
A head punch on the inside from Belliveau fails to land.
Rutherford is leaning against Belliveau and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford lands a body punch.
Rutherford drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Good body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a right hand that snaps the head of Belliveau backwards.
Belliveau misses with some punches.
Rutherford lands a body punch in the clinch.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rutherford lands with a right to the head.
Belliveau blocking some punches.
Belliveau lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Rutherford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutherford throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Belliveaus head.
Belliveau blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rutherford lands a shot to the body.
A left hand lands to the body for Rutherford.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Belliveau swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Belliveau tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Belliveau misses with a punch on the inside.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Belliveau controls his hands.
Rutherford working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Rutherford blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Belliveau blocks a body shot from Rutherford.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Belliveau.
Rutherford lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Belliveau.
A nice right hand lands inside from Rutherford.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Belliveau.
Rutherford lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Belliveau working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Belliveau swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Belliveau throws a punch but it's blocked by Rutherford.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Belliveau.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Belliveau looks to clinch
and Rutherford counters with a nice body shot.
Rutherford cracks Belliveau with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
A bone on bone clash there as Rutherford blocks the leg kick.
Good shot there by Belliveau.
Belliveau looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Rutherford looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Rutherford scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.

Rutherford darts in and clinches Belliveau up against the cage.
Belliveau blocks a punch to the side of the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A short left from Belliveau.
Belliveau working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Rutherford fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford throws a head punch that misses.
Belliveau lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Belliveau tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rutherford lands an uppercut.
Rutherford misses with the head strike.
Belliveau fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rutherford.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Belliveau.
Rutherford presses Belliveau against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Belliveau's elbow.
Rutherford throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Belliveaus head.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Belliveau.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Belliveau.
Belliveau misses with a punch to the body.
Belliveau misses with a punch on the inside.
Belliveau tries to work over Rutherford's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Belliveau has a couple of punches blocked by Rutherford.
Belliveau has a couple of punches blocked by Rutherford.
Belliveau tries a body shot but Rutherford blocks it.
Steve Belliveau has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford takes a shot to the head.
Belliveau misses with a hook to the ribs.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Belliveau.
Rutherford lands a left hand that snaps the head of Belliveau backwards.
Belliveau doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
A right handed body shot lands from Rutherford.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.
Belliveau blocks a punch to the side of the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Belliveau misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rutherford is leaning against Belliveau and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Belliveau has a couple of punches blocked by Rutherford.
Belliveau fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Belliveau avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
Rutherford lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Belliveau backwards.

Rutherford breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
A slow jab from Rutherford misses its intended target.
And Belliveau counters with a quick kick to the body but Rutherford blocks it.
Belliveau wants to clinch
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Steven Rutherford is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Belliveau ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rutherford scores with a jab. Belliveau acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Rutherford throws a body shot but no joy.
Belliveau lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Rutherford throws a one two combo.
Rutherford jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Rutherford is looking to land body kicks.
Belliveau fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
Belliveau is looking to score with low kicks.
Belliveau backing away here, and Rutherford unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
A low kick from Belliveau is predictable there
and Rutherford counters with an outside leg kick.
Rutherford misses with a few strikes there.
Rutherford goes for a high kick. It partially lands.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A big left from Rutherford misses.
Rutherford uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Belliveau.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rutherford takes a swing at Belliveau's ribcage but misses.
Rutherford throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Belliveau tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Rutherford throws out a loose jab but Belliveau uses good head movement to avoid it.
Belliveau takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Rutherford lands with a nice combination. Belliveau backs away looking to recover.
Belliveau throws a head kick that misses.
Belliveau on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Belliveau throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Rutherford tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Belliveau was well out of range. Poor timing from Rutherford.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 45:50
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 46:49
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 46:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Steven Rutherford!

Steven Rutherford thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: Syn 510 -Rutherford vs Wein II     
Date:   Mar 08, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Steven Rutherford and Wilder Wein. Wein comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Wilder Wein kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! 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?

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 7 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Wilder Wein!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, Paul Tew and Daniel Bishop.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rutherford slips under a jab.
Wein missing with a left hand there. Rutherford was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Rutherford tries to work over Wein's front leg with a kick but Wein checks it.
Wein bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A thudding body kick lands there by Wein!
Wein throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rutherford throwing a counter right hand but Wein manages to avoid it.
Wein is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Wein throws a leg kick which misses Rutherford's front leg but catches the back leg as Rutherford tries to avoid it.
Some bone on bone action there as Rutherford checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Wein lands a head shot.
Wilder Wein seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Wein misses with an uppercut. Rutherford saw that one coming.
Wein throws a leg kick that misses.
Rutherford throws a body punch but Wein moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wein checks a low kick from Rutherford.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Rutherford 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 Wein has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Wein and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Wein avoids the body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Rutherford misses with a leg kick.
A jab from Rutherford does it's job there.
Wein misses with a body kick.
As Wein backs away, Rutherford returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wein doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Wein fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Rutherford looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Wein checks a leg kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rutherford. Wein does a little dance to reset his feet.
Wein on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Wein fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Rutherford checks it well.
Wein swings away with a body shot that misses
and Rutherford counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Wein throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Rutherford misses with a combination
and Wein counters with a nice body kick.
Rutherford is looking to land body kicks.
Rutherford finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Wein is looking to land body kicks.
Wein throws a hook but Rutherford blocks it.
Wein looks for the body kick but Rutherford saw that one coming.
Rutherford is looking to counter the offense by Wein and move into the clinch.
Wein misses with a wild body shot.
Wein looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford throws a hook but Wein blocks it.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Wein lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Wein.
Wein misses with a body kick.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Wein 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 Rutherford has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Rutherford and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Wein throws a leg kick
letting Rutherford counter with a right hand.
Wein chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Rutherford can pounce on him.
Wein moves out of range of the leg kick from Rutherford.
Wein throws out a leg kick but Rutherford moves out of range and Wein only half commits.
Wein thows a left - swing and a miss!
Wein scoring well with a low kick there.
Wein tried to score with a low kick but Rutherford checks it.
Wein needs to keep his hands up - Rutherford had a free shot at his head there.
Wein lands a jab to Rutherford's midsection.
Wein misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
A left and a right from Wein both land. Nice combination.
Rutherford throws a body shot but no joy.
Rutherford ducks under a wild hook from Wein.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Rutherford backing away here, and Wein unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Wein uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rutherford.
Wein lands with a shot to the body.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with a looping left.
Wein throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Wein throws a quick inside leg kick.
Rutherford throws a body shot but no joy.
Wein throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Rutherford throws a looping overhand right but Wein ducks down to avoid it.
Wein lands a leg kick that knocks Rutherford off balance momentarily.
Rutherford throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Wein throws a body kick that misses.
Wein lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Wein dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Rutherford. That did some damage!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Rutherford jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Wein was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Wein scores with a jab. Rutherford acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Rutherford throws a hook to the side of Wein's head but Wein sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Wein throws a leg kick
and Rutherford counters with a stiff right hand.
Wein paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Rutherford misses with a body shot.
Rutherford wants to clinch up but Wein keeps it at a distance.
Rutherford fakes the leg kick and cracks Wein in the body.
Wein tries to score with a low kick but Rutherford moves his leg out of the way.
Wein misses with a straight left.
Rutherford throws a hook but Wein avoids it easily.
Wein swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Rutherford takes a body punch but keeps moving.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Wein tries to keep at a distance but Rutherford has taken the fight into the clinch.
Rutherford digs a right hand into Wein's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Wein's gas tank.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rutherford tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Wein keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a nice leg kick that just misses Wein's sensitive parts.
Rutherford takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
A good leg kick by Wein.
Wein swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Wilder Wein seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Wein misses with a straight right.
Rutherford tries to close the distance and clinch up but Wein swats him away and circles back towards the center.

Rutherford forces Wein back against the cage and clinches.
Wein has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
A head punch on the inside from Rutherford fails to land.
Rutherford working aggressively here.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Wein.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Wein blocking some punches.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Rutherford lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Rutherford blocking some punches.
A short body shot lands from Wein as the two fighters clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A head punch on the inside from Rutherford fails to land.
Wein can't find room to land a body shot as Rutherford controls the action.
Rutherford keeps control of Wein as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Wein has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Rutherford seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Wein can turn it around.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Wein controls the action.
A hook to the body from Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Wein.
Wein softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Rutherford misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford takes a shot to the head.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Wein.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Wein 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.
Wein doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rutherford is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.

Wein escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Rutherford fails in his attempt to clinch.
Rutherford takes a swing at Wein's ribcage but misses.
Rutherford throws a big shot that misses.
Wein looks to throw the jab but Rutherford is out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wein moves out of range of the body kick from Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with a hook. Wein ducked under it nicely.
Rutherford tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Wein is looking to land body kicks.
A nice inside leg kick there by Rutherford. That's going to slow Wein down.
The fighters circling - Wein throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Rutherford throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Wein sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Wein lands a nice looking body kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut. Wein saw that one coming.
Wein lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Rutherford looks for the body kick but Wein saw that one coming.
Wein connects with a single shot there.
Rutherford scores with a spinning back kick!
Nice cross by Rutherford.
Wein throws a big shot that misses.
Rutherford swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rutherford moves away from the strike by Wein.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wein is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Rutherford.
Wein throws a leg kick but Rutherford checks it.
Wein staying out of range there.
Rutherford tries a head kick but it misses.
Rutherford connects with a jab.
Wein keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rutherford looks to land a body kick but Wein moved away.
Wein fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Rutherford has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Wein bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Rutherford's head backwards.
Rutherford tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Wein was well out of range. Poor timing from Rutherford.
Wein looks to land a right hand but Rutherford moved out of range.
Rutherford throws out a loose jab but Wein uses good head movement to avoid it.
Wein takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Wein fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Rutherford.
A looping hook to the body misses from Wein. Rutherford does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rutherford is looking to score with low kicks.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wein tries to score with a low kick but Rutherford moves his leg out of the way.
Rutherford moves out of range of the leg kick from Wein.
Rutherford slips a jab from Wein.
Wein works the jab nicely.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rutherford tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Wein was well out of range. Poor timing from Rutherford.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Wein.
Rutherford jabs Wein right on the nose. Wein blinks but takes it well.
Rutherford missing with a left hand there. Wein was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

Rutherford takes the fight into the clinch.
Rutherford lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Rutherford throws a head punch that misses.
Wein lands with a light punch inside.
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Wein uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford lands a right hand that snaps the head of Wein backwards.
Wein lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
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 Steven Rutherford will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Rutherford's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Rutherford duly obliges.

It looks like Wilder Wein has been cut.
Wein swings for the body but Rutherford moves out of range.
Rutherford tries to counter by clinching up but Wein breaks away and moves out of range.
Wein checks a low kick from Rutherford.
Wein let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Wein throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
And Rutherford counters with a quick kick to the body but Wein blocks it.
Wein looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Wein looks to score with a jab to the body but Rutherford is just out of range.
Wein throws a leg kick but Rutherford checks it.
Wein misses with a low kick.
Rutherford misses with a wild body shot.
Rutherford closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Rutherford blocks a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wein connects with a nice looking jab.
Jab by Rutherford.
Rutherford looks to land a right hand but Wein moved out of range.
Wein sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Wein uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rutherford.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Wein! But no joy.
Rutherford cracks the inside of Wein's front leg.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wein avoids the body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford checks a low kick from Wein.
Wein misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Wein on the wrong end of a nice jab.
A chopping leg kick lands by Wein.
Wein ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Rutherford doesn't manage to clinch there - Wein circles away.
Wein moves away from the strike by Rutherford.
Wein swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Rutherford cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Rutherford connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Wein momentarily.
Wein misses with a body kick.
Rutherford lands a slapping body shot.
Rutherford throws an overhand right that lands on Wein's shoulder, as Wein tries to avoid the shot.
A big left from Rutherford misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rutherford throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Wein uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Rutherford.
Wein misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
Rutherford tries to counter by clinching up but Wein breaks away and moves out of range.
Rutherford uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Wein misses the shot to the body.
An attempted straight right counter from Rutherford misses the target.
Rutherford moves out of range of the strikes.
Rutherford went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Rutherford on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Rutherford tries to work over Wein's front leg with a kick but Wein checks it.
A chopping leg kick lands by Wein.
Rutherford ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Wein scores with a spinning back kick!
Wein looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Rutherford 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.
Rutherford looks to land a right hand but Wein moved out of range.
Wein misses with a low kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Wein.
Wein stuns Rutherford with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Rutherford displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Wein throws out the jab.
Rutherford lunges at Wein with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Wein's hand.
A looping hook to the body misses from Wein. Rutherford does a little dance to reset his feet.
Wein lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Rutherford at a distance.
Wein with a nice cross.
The fight stays on the outside here - Rutherford looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Rutherford tries to clinch up
and Wein connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Rutherford on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Wein throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Rutherford takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
A little jabbing left from Wein on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Wein throws a push kick but Rutherford slaps the foot to one side.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rutherford jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Rutherford wants to land a leg kick but Wein is out of range.
Crunch! Rutherford slams his shin into Wein's torso.
Nice defenses there by Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Wein counters with an inside leg kick.
Wein throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Rutherford - that will leave a mark!
Wein throws a wild body kick that Rutherford sees coming a mile off.
Rutherford fails in his attempt to clinch.
Rutherford is looking to chop away at Wein's legs.
Wein throws an overhand right that lands on Rutherford's shoulder, as Rutherford tries to avoid the shot.
Both fighters circling a little - Rutherford finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Wein wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Wein swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Rutherford counters with a leg kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Steven Rutherford did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The cut man is working on Wilder Wein's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Rutherford takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Wein displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rutherford throws out the jab.
Wein moves out of range as Rutherford strikes.
Rutherford moves away from the strike by Wein.
Rutherford swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rutherford ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Wein moves away.
Wein keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rutherford on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Wein slips a jab from Rutherford.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Rutherford checks a leg kick.
Wein looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford misses with a looping left.
Wein has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Wein there as he acknowledges the shot.
Wein throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Rutherford is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Wein.
A nice inside leg kick there by Wein. That's going to slow Rutherford down.
A looping hook to the body misses from Wein. Rutherford does a little dance to reset his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford is looking to score with low kicks.
Wein moves away from the strike by Rutherford.
Rutherford tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Wein throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rutherford sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Rutherford checks a leg kick nicely.
Rutherford tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Wein paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Wein.
Rutherford misses with a kick to the body.
Wein attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Rutherford checks a low kick from Wein.
Wein tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Wein moves out of range of the strikes.
Wein throws out a counter right but Rutherford avoids it with no problem.
Wein tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rutherford was well out of range. Poor timing from Wein.
Wein looks to land a body kick but Rutherford moved away.
Rutherford wants to clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wein slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Wein connects with an inside leg kick.
A lazy left from Rutherford finds it's target.
Wein misses with a low kick as Rutherford jumps back.
Rutherford lands a head shot.
Wein with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Rutherford swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Wein connects with a crisp jab.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rutherford fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Wein manages to avoid it.
Rutherford throws a big shot that misses.
Wein scores with a shot to the body.
Rutherford misses with a low kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wein slips a jab from Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a body punch but Wein moves out of range.
Rutherford bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Rutherford quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
A lazy left from Wein finds it's target.
An inside leg kick from Wein misses.
Wein scores with a nice body kick.
Wein throws a head kick but Rutherford moves out of range.
Wein connects with a nice looking jab.
Rutherford doesn't manage to clinch there - Wein circles away.
Rutherford fails in his attempt to clinch.
Wein throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Wein throws a jab but it's blocked by Rutherford.
Rutherford just misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford wants to clinch up but Wein keeps it at a distance.
Wein throws a chopping leg kick but Rutherford manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
A little feinted left hand from Rutherford on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Rutherford moves into the clinch successfully.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Wein.
Rutherford throws a head punch that misses.
Wein blocking some punches.
Wein misses with a punch on the inside.
Wein misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Wein lands with a short punch from the clinch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Wein tries to break free but Rutherford pushes him back against the cage.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Wein working aggressively here.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Wein tries to throw a body punch but Rutherford avoids it by throwing Wein back against the cage.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Rutherford.
Wein misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Wilder Wein dominated that fourth round.
The cut man is working on Wilder Wein's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. This is the final round!


Rutherford throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Wein replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Rutherford blocks it well.
A telegraphed right hand from Rutherford misses the target.
Wein looks to throw a body kick
and Rutherford counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Rutherford checks a low kick from Wein.
Rutherford's jab looks to have found its range, popping Wein under the eye.
Wein looks to throw the jab but Rutherford is out of range.
Wein throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Rutherford on the side of the head.

Rutherford has taken the fight to the clinch.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Wein.
Wein has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Wein stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rutherford blocks an uppercut.
Wein tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Wein prevents a body shot from Rutherford.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wein digs a right hand underneath Rutherford's ribcage. Rutherford let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Wein misses with a body punch.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Wein creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Steven Rutherford has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.
Wein lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Wein lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.
Rutherford lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Wein blocks an uppercut.
Wein blocks a punch to the side of the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Wein.
Wein misses with some punches.
Rutherford blocking some punches.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A right handed body shot lands from Rutherford.
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Wein uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford lands a shoulder strike.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Wein.
Rutherford tries to work over Wein's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Rutherford lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Still in the clinch, Rutherford scores with a nice short uppercut.
Rutherford lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Wein misses with a punch on the inside.
Wein can't find room to land a body shot as Rutherford controls the action.
Rutherford misses with a hook to the ribs.
A head punch on the inside from Wein fails to land.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Rutherford.
Rutherford tries to work over Wein's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rutherford misses with some punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Wein uses good head movement to avoid it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Wein.
Wein prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Wein uses good head movement to avoid it.
A head punch on the inside from Wein fails to land.
Wein prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
Wein lands a nice shot to the body.
Wein misses with the head strike.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rutherford lands a body shot in the clinch.

Wein pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Rutherford looks for the body kick but Wein saw that one coming.
Rutherford walks into a jab.
Wein throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Wein pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.

Rutherford moves into the clinch.
Wein throws a head punch that misses.
Wein struggles to land a body shot inside as Rutherford controls his hands.

Wein breaks from the clinch.
Wein connects with a jab.
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!
Wein lands with a good body shot.
Rutherford moves in looking to clinch but Wein pushes him off.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Rutherford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Wein throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Rutherfords head.
Wein throws a head punch that misses.
Wein blocks a punch to the side of the head.

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 Steven Rutherford.
I think Rutherford has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 46:49
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 48:48
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 48:48

The fight is ruled a majority draw!

Steven Rutherford retains his title. It's always disappointing when a championship fight ends as a draw but that's what happens when you leave the fight in the judges hands!
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Event: HFC 41     
Date:   Mar 04, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Shamus McGillicuddy and Mighty Johnson. McGillicuddy comes to the cage accompanied by DJ Shadow featuring Run The Jewels - Nobody Speak. Mighty Johnson has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Shamus McGillicuddy's chin.

177 cm
26
152 lbs
2 - 1 - 0
168 cm
19
150 lbs
2 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Brawler
Very strong
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Heavy handed

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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 2 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Shamus McGillicuddy!
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 Las Vegas, Mighty Johnson!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, Richard Clark and Donald Grub.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Johnson takes a swing at McGillicuddy's ribcage but misses.
McGillicuddy with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Johnson paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
McGillicuddy displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Johnson throws out the jab.
Nice body punch from McGillicuddy.
Johnson defending well as McGillicuddy loads up on a big left hand.
Johnson misses with a looping right.
Johnson throws a predictable looking body shot
and McGillicuddy counters with a stiff right hand.
Johnson will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
McGillicuddy tries to bum rush Johnson with a series of wild strikes but Johnson uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
McGillicuddy swings and misses with a hook to the body.
McGillicuddy walks into a straight right hand from Johnson.
McGillicuddy throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Johnson sees it coming and avoids it easily.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Johnson misses with a right hand
and Johnson takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Mighty Johnson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
McGillicuddy throwing a counter right hand but Johnson manages to avoid it.
Johnson misses with a straight left.
Johnson has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Johnson ducks right into an uppercut from McGillicuddy.
Johnson wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
McGillicuddy takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Johnson clobbers McGillicuddy with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Johnson misses the shot to the body.
Johnson lands with a nice body punch.
McGillicuddy throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Johnson misses the body punch
letting McGillicuddy counter with a right hand.
McGillicuddy just misses with a punch to the body.
Johnson connects with a jab.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

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

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
McGillicuddy tries to score with some ground and pound. Johnson controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
McGillicuddy misses with a strike but at least he's keeping busy, looking to cause some damage - that will still help him when it comes to the judges scorecards.
We've been hearing that McGillicuddy has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
McGillicuddy tries to score with some ground and pound. Johnson controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.
Johnson is not content to let McGillicuddy control the position.
McGillicuddy looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Johnson is avoiding damage well.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson sneaks back into half guard.
McGillicuddy throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
McGillicuddy missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
McGillicuddy not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Johnson blocking the ground and pound attempt from McGillicuddy.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
McGillicuddy wants to lay and pray for a moment but Johnson keeps working.
McGillicuddy scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Johnson keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Johnson avoiding damage under a succession of punches from McGillicuddy.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
McGillicuddy not landing any meaningful shots this time.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.

McGillicuddy seems to be trying to get a kimura but instead Johnson has recovered full guard.
McGillicuddy throws an elbow that misses. Johnson uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in McGillicuddy's guard. Nice move by Johnson!

McGillicuddy throws a couple of shots from the bottom but they don't land.
McGillicuddy looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
McGillicuddy is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
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 Shamus McGillicuddy will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


McGillicuddy scores with a jab to the jaw.
McGillicuddy shoots for a takedown but Johnson saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Johnson lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
McGillicuddy misses with a body punch
and Johnson counters with a lovely straight right hand!

McGillicuddy is rocked!
McGillicuddy swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Oh McGillicuddy is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
McGillicuddy takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Johnson pounces like a tiger and cracks McGillicuddy with a vicious hook! McGillicuddy is down but not out! Johnson follows up with more strikes forcing the ref to jump in and stop it!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:35 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Mighty Johnson!
After winning the bout, Mighty Johnson thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
Shamus McGillicuddy spoke after the fight, saying 'I'll be back next time with da luck o' da Irish!'.
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RATING
44%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Feb 25, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Matty Redert and David Luiz. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

168 cm
30
149 lbs
10 - 2 - 0
170 cm
45
143 lbs
36 - 31 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Solid chin

Reaper Combatwear

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Matty Redert!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 36 wins, 31 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, David Luiz!
The judges for this bout are Alan Glass, Tiny Johnson and Stewart Dunkirk.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Redert lands a nice leg kick that just misses Luiz's sensitive parts.
Redert lands a leg kick that knocks Luiz off balance momentarily.
Luiz ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Redert moves away.
Redert fakes the leg kick and cracks Luiz in the body.
Luiz misses with a straight right.
We've been told by Redert's head coaches at The Charles Martel School of Greatness that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Redert avoids the body shot from Luiz.

Luiz gets tackled into the cage by Redert. Redert maintains the clinch.
Redert scores with a shoulder strike.
Luiz has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Luiz creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Redert throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Luizs head.
Redert scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Luiz is trying to force a seperation but Redert has the dominant position.
Luiz tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Luiz is trying to drag Redert to the mat but Redert just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
Luiz tries to break free but Redert pushes him back against the cage.
Luiz is trying to break the clinch but Redert is controlling him.
Redert lands a left hand.
Nice body punch from Redert.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice body punch from Redert.
Luiz looks winded!
Redert lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A right handed body shot lands from Redert.
Redert digs a right hand underneath Luiz's ribcage. Luiz let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Redert lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Luiz backwards.
Luiz has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Redert seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Luiz can turn it around.
Redert lands with a left to the head.
Redert working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Redert lands a shot to the body.
A nice right hand lands inside from Redert.

Luiz is rocked!
Redert stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Luiz is still on wobbly legs! Can Redert finish him?
Redert is working Luiz over against the cage.
Redert lands an uppercut in the clinch that drops Luiz to his knees! Redert keeps firing more shots against his stricken opponent and the referee jumps in to save him!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:41 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Matty Redert!
Our winner, Matty Redert, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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RATING
69%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Feb 25, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Toby Slayer and Charlie Garrett. There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.

177 cm
27
159 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
173 cm
22
150 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Solid chin

Reaper Combatwear

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Toby Slayer!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Charlie Garrett!
The judges for this bout are Alan Glass, Wesley Smith and Chris Downing.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Slayer attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
It seemed like Garrett was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.

Slayer gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Slayer misses with a punch on the inside.
Slayer can't find room to land a body shot as Garrett controls the action.
Garrett blocks a body shot from Slayer.
Slayer struggles to land a body shot inside as Garrett controls his hands.
Garrett is trying to break the clinch but Slayer has him pressed against the cage.
Garrett is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
A head punch on the inside from Slayer fails to land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A frustrated look appears on Garrett's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Slayer working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Garrett controlling the action here for a moment.
A frustrated look appears on Garrett's face as he tries to break the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Slayer lands a body punch in the clinch.
Slayer lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
I was talking to Slayer's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
A head punch on the inside from Slayer fails to land.
Nice body punch from Slayer.
A nice right hand lands inside from Slayer.
Slayer lands with a right to the head.

It looks like Charlie Garrett has been cut.
Slayer lands a left hand.
Slayer lands a body shot in the clinch.
Slayer is working Garrett over against the cage.
Slayer can't find room to land a body shot as Garrett controls the action.
Slayer gets through Garrett's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Garrett looking to stall.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Slayer pushes Garrett back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Garrett looks winded!
Garrett's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Slayer scores with a shoulder strike.
Slayer lands a nice uppercut.
A left hand lands to the body for Slayer.
Garrett's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A short right from Slayer on the inside.
Slayer lands a hook that snaps the head of Garrett backwards.
Slayer lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Garrett.
Slayer gets through Garrett's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Slayer tries to work over Garrett's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Slayer working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Slayer throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Garretts head.
Garrett is looking to break free of the clinch but Slayer has double underhooks.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Slayer lands a right hand that snaps the head of Garrett backwards.

Garrett is rocked!
Slayer unloads with a big right hand that wobbles Garrett! He's leaning against the cage trying to keep his feet but Slayer is unloading with more strikes now! Garrett drops to his knees and the referee stops the fight for a TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:14 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Toby Slayer!
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RATING
47%

 

Event: CFC 418     
Date:   Feb 18, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Johnny Freedom and Garfield Sobers. Freedom comes to the cage accompanied by Johnny Freedom. The crowd seem to be enjoying Sobers's choice of entrance music: Suck it bitch, You dirty bitch. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

180 cm
39
193 lbs
37 - 11 - 1
184 cm
31
182 lbs
11 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 37 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Johnny Freedom!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Garfield Sobers!
The judges for this bout are Ian Loll, Gregory Folan and Trevor Gratis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Freedom uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sobers.
Sobers throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Freedom throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Sobers cracks Freedom with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Freedom misses with a wild body shot.
Sobers throws out a counter right but Freedom avoids it with no problem.
Freedom misses with a body kick.
It seemed like Sobers was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Freedom.
Freedom throws an overhand right that lands on Sobers's shoulder, as Sobers tries to avoid the shot.
Garfield Sobers seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Freedom gets caught napping as Sobers dives in and scores a takedown. Freedom manages to retain guard.
Freedom seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Sobers in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Freedom looking for a sweep. Not yet Freedom, not yet.
Sobers sitting in guard here, content to control.
Freedom has improved his flexibility recently so we will have to see if he can use that to his advantage.
Freedom wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sobers looking to pass the guard.
Sobers preventing the sweep.
Freedom not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Sobers throws a hook but Freedom blocks it.
Nice jab there from Sobers.
Sobers blocks a low kick nicely.
Sobers throws a leg kick that is checked
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.

Sobers drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Freedom tries to wriggle free to get back to his feet but he's given up his back! Oops.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sobers throwing lazy shots from the back mount that aren't doing any damage.
Freedom is being controlled on the ground here - he must escape this position otherwise surely the end is near.
Sobers throwing sloppy strikes.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Sobers misses with an elbow to the head.
Sobers missing with strikes from the back.
Sobers is not going to allow Freedom to sit and survive in this position.
Freedom trying to get back to his feet but Sobers is in full control for now.
Sobers controlling from the back.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sobers trying to control momentarily.

Sobers is looking for the choke from the back position but Freedom is controlling his hands well.
Sobers trying to control.
Sobers controls the position.

Freedom preventing the rear naked choke attempt from Sobers.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Sobers tries to keep control of the position but Freedom is staying busy.
Sobers has the hooks in. Freedom is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.
Freedom is working hard here to advance position.
Freedom covering up well and avoiding damage.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Freedom is defending well here and trying to improve his position.
Freedom trying to control the hands but Sobers won't let him.
Freedom tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Sobers slips under a jab.
Freedom fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Sobers fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Freedom looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
A looping hook to the body misses from Sobers. Freedom does a little dance to reset his feet.
Freedom steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Sobers.
Sobers tests Freedom's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Sobers throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Freedom jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Sobers is defended easily by Freedom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sobers throws the kick towards the body but Freedom avoids it.

Sobers clinches up with Freedom and pushes him back against the cage.
Freedom blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Sobers tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

Sobers is trying to trip Freedom. He has hold of a leg but Freedom is hopping around, keeping his balance for the moment. Sobers persists though and gets the takedown into guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Freedom has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Sobers has passed into side control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Freedom avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Sobers.
Freedom wants to control but Sobers postures up.
Sobers throws a knee to the body but it doesn't do much damage.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Sloppy strikes there by Sobers.
Sobers has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Freedom is trying to improve his position.
Sobers is putting a hurting on Freedom here, landing some big shots from side control.
Sobers sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Freedom is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position.
Freedom is trying to improve his position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Freedom is not content to let Sobers control the position.
Sobers lands an elbow.
Sobers has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Freedom is looking to slip a leg under and get half guard but Sobers is one step ahead and moves to full mount!
Sobers scoring with strikes but Freedom is staying in there.
Sobers misses with a series of strikes from mount. He'll no doubt be working on his ground and pound when he gets back to the gym.
Sobers tries to control but Freedom wriggling away.
Sobers dominating with strikes here.
Sobers takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sobers postures up and cracks his opponent a couple of times before moving back into close ground control. Freedom looks a forlorn figure.
Sobers avoids the attempt from Freedom to control.
Sobers throwing sloppy strikes here. Perhaps if he tightened up his striking from such a dominant position, he'd be able to finish easier.
Sobers lands a couple of nice shots there from mount.

Sobers jumps to the side looking to secure the arm triangle…. Ooooh, that looks tight… Freedom is gargling but he's managed to escape! Nice work there by Freedom and Sobers has given up the dominant position trying to land that submission.
A bit of a lull in the action here.
Sobers trying to control the position but Freedom is working away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Freedom is trying to control Sobers's posture but Sobers avoids it.
Sobers wants to lay and pray for a moment but Freedom keeps working.
Sobers grinds an elbow into Freedom's temple.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Sobers moving around in side mount but really he's just happy to control for now.
Sobers tries to land with some ground and pound but misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Garfield Sobers showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Sobers blocks a leg kick.
Freedom misses with a body punch
and Sobers counters with a lovely shot to the body.

Freedom gets caught flat footed, as Sobers shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
Sobers lands a couple of elbows.
Sobers trying to control but Freedom is working from the bottom.
Sobers postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Sobers wants to control from the top but Freedom keeps moving.
Freedom has momentary wrist control but Sobers slips an elbow through the middle.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sobers controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Sobers is looking to work some ground and pound but Freedom has wrist control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sobers showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Freedom working a defensive guard here.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Sobers lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Sobers fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Freedom throws a right and a left that both miss.
Sobers moves into range and connects with a jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sobers connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Freedom momentarily.
Nice defenses there by Freedom.
Sobers needs to keep his hands up - Freedom had a free shot at his head there.
Freedom throws a sloppy head kick and Sobers moves out of range easily.
Sobers throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Nice body punch from Sobers.
Sobers paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
A punch lands to the side of Freedom 's head but he takes it in his stride.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Freedom ducks under a wild hook from Sobers.
Sobers wants to slow Freedom down by chopping away at his legs.
Sobers feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Freedom's calf.
Freedom misses with an attempted mid kick.
Freedom takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Johnny Freedom has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Sobers, as that shot connected.

Freedom tries to keep at a distance but Sobers has taken the fight into the clinch.
Freedom misses with a punch on the inside.
Sobers scores with a shot to the side of Freedom's head.
Sobers avoiding damage as Freedom throws knees to the body.
Sobers managing to block the knees to the body from Freedom.
Sobers lands a body shot in the clinch.
Sobers prevents a body shot from Freedom.
Sobers blocks the elbow strike.
Freedom gets underhooks to prevent Sobers's takedown attempt.
Sobers has Freedom pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Freedom manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Johnny Freedom has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Garfield Sobers.
Freedom tries to throw a body punch but Sobers avoids it by throwing Freedom back against the cage.
Sobers prevents a body shot from Freedom.
Freedom landing knees to the body.
Freedom unloads a knee to the mid-section.
Sobers jumps guard but Freedom stands there with Sobers around his waist. Sobers gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Freedom.
Garfield Sobers is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

It looks like Garfield Sobers has been cut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A nice right hand lands inside from Freedom.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Freedom tries to work over Sobers's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

Sobers ties up his opponent against the cage and manages to drag the fight down to the ground. Sobers no doubt will be looking to work submissions from his guard.
Sobers lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Garfield Sobers has got the better of the ground game so far.
Freedom looking for a sweep. Not yet Freedom, not yet.
Freedom is trying to keep Sobers in close.
Freedom seems keen to control Sobers's posture.
Sobers controls from within his opponent's guard.

And that's the end of the fight!
Garfield Sobers comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Sobers 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 Ian Loll scores the fight 27:30
Judge Gregory Folan scores the fight 27:30
Judge Trevor Gratis scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Garfield Sobers!

After winning the bout, Garfield Sobers thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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Event: Syn 502 - Gymer vs Golstein     
Date:   Jan 29, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Steven Rutherford and Jerry Kokane. Kokane is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Escape From the Madness . Buckle up people - heeeeeeeeeere we go!

183 cm
30
186 lbs
26 - 4 - 1
185 cm
33
185 lbs
31 - 9 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Jerry Kokane!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, Steven Brown and Richard Clark.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kokane jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Nice uppercut there from Rutherford.
Steven Rutherford seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rutherford thumps Kokane with a low kick.
A big left from Rutherford misses.
Rutherford moves out of range of the strikes.
A left lands for Rutherford.
Kokane has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Rutherford finds it's way round the side to connect with Kokane's head.
Kokane has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Kokane defending well as Rutherford loads up on a big left hand.
Kokane blocks a low kick nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford misses with a series of wild punches.
Rutherford punishes Kokane's body with a nice straight punch.
Rutherford fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kokane manages to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kokane misses the body punch
and Rutherford counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Rutherford takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Kokane tries a head kick but it misses.
Kokane throws a jab when Rutherford was well out of range.
Rutherford cracks Kokane with a right hand to the side of the head.
Kokane stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Good standup being displayed there by Rutherford as he connects with a hook.
It looks like Rutherford has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Kokane scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Kokane scores with a jab. Rutherford acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Kokane throws the left hand but Rutherford avoids the punch easily.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rutherford scores with a hook.
Kokane misses with a wild body shot.
Rutherford appears to be looking for a big counter.
Kokane looks for the body kick but Rutherford saw that one coming.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheers as Rutherford lands an impressive looking overhand right. Kokane doesn't seem phased though.
Kokane scores with a leg kick.
Rutherford moves out of range as Kokane strikes.
Kokane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Kokane on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Kokane misses with an uppercut.
A solid body kick from Rutherford.
Kokane misses with a hook. Rutherford ducked under it nicely.
Kokane pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Rutherford scores with a nice body kick.
Rutherford scores with the left hand. Kokane knows he should have avoided that one.

It looks like Jerry Kokane has been cut.
Rutherford thows a leg kick but Kokane checks it
and Kokane counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Rutherford misses with a left hand
and Kokane counters with a nice body kick.
Rutherford lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Rutherford swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rutherford throws a leg kick that is checked
and Kokane counters with a head kick. That will keep Rutherford thinking before he tries any more sloppy attacks!
A clash of legs there as Kokane blocks the low kick.
Rutherford misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Rutherford digs a good hook to Kokane's body.
Rutherford ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Kokane cracks Rutherford with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Kokane blocks a leg kick.
Kokane throws out a counter right but Rutherford avoids it with no problem.
Rutherford connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.

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!
Rutherford tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Kokane paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Kokane appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Rutherford throws a nice inside leg kick.
Rutherford takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Rutherford slips under a jab from Kokane.
Rutherford looks for the body kick but Kokane saw that one coming.
Kokane clobbers Rutherford with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Kokane bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Rutherford throws an overhand right that lands on Kokane's shoulder, as Kokane tries to avoid the shot.
Rutherford gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Kokane.
Kokane slips a jab from Rutherford.
It seemed like Kokane was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Kokane moves out of range as Rutherford strikes.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Rutherford 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 Kokane has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Kokane and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Kokane follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rutherford lands a leg kick that knocks Kokane off balance momentarily.
Steven Rutherford is winning the standup battle so far.
A nice inside leg kick there by Rutherford. That's going to slow Kokane down.
Rutherford throws the left hand but Kokane avoids the punch easily.
A nice leg kick lands there from Kokane.
Kokane misses with a series of wild punches.
Kokane thuds his right hand into Rutherford's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Rutherford drops his hands momentarily and Kokane takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kokane misses with a low kick.
Rutherford seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Kokane takes one on the button.
Kokane misses with a looping left.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford scores with a kick to the body.
Rutherford misses with a left hand
and Kokane counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Good leg kick by Rutherford there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Rutherford dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Kokane. That did some damage!
Rutherford swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Kokane counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Rutherford misses with a left hand
and Kokane connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
A nice leg kick lands there from Kokane.
Rutherford misses with a low kick.
Kokane throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Rutherford cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Kokane misses with a looping right.
Rutherford throws a lazy uppercut
and Kokane makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Rutherford blocks a low kick nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rutherford will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Rutherford misses with a straight left.
Kokane's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Kokane displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rutherford throws out the jab.
Rutherford misses with a jab to the body
and Kokane counters with a leg kick.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Rutherford, right into the meat.
Rutherford throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Kokane stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Rutherford lets loose with a powerful body kick. Kokane will feel that in the morning.
Rutherford misses with a low kick.
Despite the aggression on Kokane's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
A big right from Rutherford misses.
Kokane pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Kokane misses with a straight left.
Kokane throws a lazy right hand but Rutherford sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kokane throws a big shot that misses.
Some bone on bone action there as Kokane checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Rutherford misses with a leg kick
and Kokane cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Rutherford has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Kokane.
Rutherford looks to score with a jab to the body but Kokane is just out of range.
Kokane misses with a lunging right hand
and Rutherford counters with a nice uppercut.
Rutherford misses with a jab, cross combination.
Kokane smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.

It looks like Steven Rutherford has been cut.
Kokane uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Rutherford scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Kokane is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kokane rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Rutherford counters with a good low kick that Kokane was not able to check.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kokane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rutherford fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kokane manages to avoid it.
Rutherford throws a push kick but Kokane slaps the foot to one side.
Rutherford wants to slow Kokane down by chopping away at his legs.
Rutherford keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Kokane.
Rutherford lands with a cross.
Kokane takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Rutherford throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Kokane counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Rutherford thinking.
Kokane on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Kokane gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Rutherford throws a shot from downtown. Kokane moves away and avoids it.
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 Steven Rutherford will probably get the nod.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Rutherford misses with a leg kick
enabling Kokane to counter with a crisp jab.
Rutherford stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Rutherford throws a hook to the side of Kokane's head but Kokane sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Kokane appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Rutherford cracks Kokane with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut.
Rutherford closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Rutherford throws a low kick but Kokane avoids it.
A jab from Rutherford misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford thows a left - swing and a miss!
Rutherford throws the kick towards the body but Kokane avoids it.
Rutherford scores with a decent looking hook.
Rutherford goes for a high kick. It partially lands.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford swings widly with a right hand
and Kokane connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Kokane displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rutherford throws out the jab.
Kokane swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Kokane cracks the inside of Rutherford's front leg.
Kokane lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Rutherford takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Rutherford swings for the body but Kokane moves out of range.
Kokane throws a half hearted mid kick.
A jab from Kokane misses.
Rutherford swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Kokane.
Rutherford pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Rutherford lands a nice looking kick to the body. Kokane takes a step back to recover.
Rutherford throws a right hand that misses
and Kokane counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Jab by Kokane.
Kokane ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Kokane was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Rutherford misses with the body kick
and Kokane counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Rutherford ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kokane moves away.
Rutherford throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Rutherford tries to land a front kick but Kokane steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Rutherford lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Rutherford throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Kokane counters with a slapping leg kick.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Rutherford throws a predictable looking body shot
and Kokane counters with a straight right hand.
Kokane goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Kokane avoids the body shot from Rutherford.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Good standup being displayed there by Rutherford as he connects with a hook.
Kokane paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Kokane throws a leg kick which misses Rutherford's front leg but catches the back leg as Rutherford tries to avoid it.
Rutherford throws out a leg kick but Kokane moves out of range and Rutherford only half commits.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Rutherford checks a leg kick.
It looked like Rutherford was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Kokane.

Oooooh!!! Kokane has knocked Rutherford down with a huge combo! Kokane steps away and waves a wobbly Rutherford back to his feet! This one might not go much longer!
Rutherford closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.

Rutherford is rocked!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Nice body punch from Rutherford.
Oh Rutherford is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Rutherford lands with a hook. Kokane tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Rutherford seems to have got his legs back now.
Rutherford throws a shot to the body.
Rutherford throws a body shot but no joy.
Kokane is looking for the big counter here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A slapping leg kick lands for Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut
and Kokane counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Rutherford lands a two punch combo.
Kokane throws a body kick that misses.
Kokane displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rutherford throws out the jab.
Kokane takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Nice shot by Kokane.
Kokane will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Rutherford misses with a right hand
and Kokane counters with a slapping leg kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A left and a right from Kokane both land. Nice combination.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jerry Kokane really dominated that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Kokane stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a hook but Kokane avoids it easily.
Kokane with a nice cross.
Kokane takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Rutherford blocks a head kick by Kokane.
Rutherford throws a poor cross that misses
and Kokane counters with a nice low kick that buckles Rutherford's knee momentarily.
Rutherford misses the jab.
It seemed like Kokane was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Rutherford lands with a straight right. Kokane didn't see that one coming.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kokane fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Rutherford has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Kokane misses with a head kick.
Rutherford moves out of range of the strikes.
Kokane moves out of range as Rutherford throws a body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kokane dodges the punch combination from Rutherford.
Kokane throws a big shot that misses.
Kokane clobbers Rutherford with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Rutherford misses with a hook. Kokane ducked under it nicely.
Rutherford misses with a low kick.
Kokane throws a looping overhand right but Rutherford ducks down to avoid it.
Rutherford swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Rutherford walks into a jab.
Kokane has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Rutherford misses with a hook. Kokane ducked under it nicely.
Kokane slips under a jab.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Rutherford, right into the meat.
Kokane has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Rutherford.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kokane throws a big shot that misses.
Rutherford swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Kokane is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
A slow jab from Rutherford misses its intended target.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut. Kokane saw that one coming.
Kokane misses with a hook.
Rutherford checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Rutherford blocks a head kick by Kokane.
A little feinted left hand from Rutherford on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Rutherford lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rutherford bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Kokane pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Rutherford misses with a two punch combination.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kokane lets loose with a powerful body kick. Rutherford will feel that in the morning.
Rutherford lands a glancing blow to the side of Kokane's head.
A punch lands to the side of Kokane 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Rutherford looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Rutherford lands a nice shot to the body.
Rutherford moves into range and connects with a jab.
Kokane avoids a kick to the body.
Kokane throws a body punch but Rutherford moves out of range.
Kokane keeps the fight on the outside.
Rutherford is looking to chop away at Kokane's legs.
Rutherford is looking to slow Kokane down with leg kicks.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford takes a swing at Kokane's ribcage but misses.
Kokane looks to throw the jab but Rutherford is out of range.
Rutherford throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Kokane.
Kokane keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rutherford.
Kokane looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Kokane misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
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!
Rutherford misses with a straight left.
Rutherford throws a series of punches but Kokane avoids them all with ease.
Kokane throws a body shot but no joy.
Rutherford misses with a leg kick
and Kokane counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Kokane is looking to score with low kicks.
Rutherford uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Kokane.
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 Steven Rutherford will probably get the nod.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Rutherford misses with an attempted mid kick.
Kokane keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.

Rutherford pushes Kokane up against the cage in a clinch.
Kokane misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Kokane.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rutherford lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Kokane or not.
A right hook to the body lands for Rutherford.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kokane jumps guard but Rutherford stands there with Kokane around his waist. Kokane gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kokane is trying to break the clinch but Rutherford is controlling him.
Kokane working aggressively here.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Kokane.
Kokane tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Rutherford just stands there and leans against the cage.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Rutherford creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford scores with a nice hook to the head.
Kokane tries to break the clinch but Rutherford is controlling the position.
Rutherford tries a body shot but Kokane blocks it.
Kokane blocks an uppercut.
Kokane misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rutherford misses with a short punch on the inside.
Kokane can't find room to land a body shot as Rutherford controls the action.
Kokane working hard to break the clinch.

Kokane manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kokane controls Rutherford momentarily but Rutherford frees himself.
Rutherford stays in close to Kokane's body and controls the position.

Kokane looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Rutherford passes into half guard.
Jerry Kokane has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Kokane looking for submissions off his back.

Kokane looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Steven Rutherford is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford stalling.
We may be looking at a referee standup if the pace doesn't pick up soon.
Kokane wants to improve his position but Rutherford is controlling well.
Rutherford not landing any meaningful shots this time.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Kokane looks to throw the jab but Rutherford is out of range.
Rutherford checks a low kick from Kokane.
Rutherford scores with a jab to the jaw.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Rutherford, right into the meat.
Rutherford sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Kokane blocks a jab.
Rutherford turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Rutherford looks to clinch
and Kokane cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Kokane keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kokane throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rutherford sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kokane moves out of range as Rutherford strikes.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Kokane! But no joy.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 49:46
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 49:46
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 49:46

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Steven Rutherford!

Steven Rutherford retains his middleweight title!
Steven Rutherford seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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