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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
BJJ Blue Belt
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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RATING
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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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Event: Syn 498 - Wein vs Saibot     
Date:   Jan 13, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Steven Rutherford and Brock Rumlow. 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 vacant middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 25 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 26 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Brock Rumlow!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, William Gold and Steven Brown.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rutherford misses with a two punch combination.
Rutherford scores with a jab to the body.
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.
Rumlow throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Rumlow.
Rumlow looks to score with a jab to the body but Rutherford is just out of range.
Rumlow throws a sloppy head kick and Rutherford moves out of range easily.
Rumlow throws a sloppy head kick and Rutherford moves out of range easily.
Rutherford fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Rutherford ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Rutherford throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Rutherford scores with a jab to the body.
Rutherford connects with a nice looking jab.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rumlow takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Rutherford lands a really nice looking cross but Rumlow seems unphased.
A telegraphed right hand from Rutherford misses the target.
Rumlow scores with the left hand. Rutherford knows he should have avoided that one.
Jab by Rutherford.
Rumlow turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Rutherford blocks a leg kick.
Rumlow lands a nice leg kick that just misses Rutherford's sensitive parts.
Rumlow tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Rutherford is able to avoid easily.
Rutherford throws a good cross that connects.
Rutherford throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rutherford takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Rumlow throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
A solid leg kick lands there for Rutherford.
Rumlow lands with an overhand left.
Rutherford looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Brock Rumlow seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A jab from Rutherford finds it's way through Rumlow's defenses.
Rutherford connects with a body shot that sends Rumlow's belly button to the back.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rumlow lands with a nice body kick.
Rutherford turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Rutherford throws an overhand right that lands on Rumlow's shoulder, as Rumlow tries to avoid the shot.
Rumlow uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rutherford.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford lands an overhand right.
Rutherford connects with a nice looking jab.
Rumlow throws a body punch but Rutherford moves out of range.
Rutherford swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rumlow misses with a right hand
and Rutherford counters with a nice body kick.
Rumlow throws a jab when Rutherford was well out of range.
Rumlow fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Rumlow moves into range and connects with a jab.
Rutherford scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Rumlow throws a combination that misses
and Rutherford makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Rutherford throws a lazy right hand but Rumlow sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Rumlow is looking to land body kicks.

Rumlow gets a clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Rumlow fails to land.
Rumlow fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rumlow with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Rumlow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Rumlow lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Rutherford backwards.
Rutherford lands a body shot in the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Rumlow fails to land.
Rutherford throws a head punch that misses.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rumlow misses with the head strike.
Rutherford lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Rutherford lands a shot to the body.
Rutherford blocks a body shot from Rumlow.
Rumlow swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rumlow misses with a punch to the body.
Rumlow doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rumlow lands with a light punch inside.
Rutherford scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Rumlow blocking some punches.
Rumlow swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rumlow goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rutherford working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
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!
Rumlow throws a head punch that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rumlow lands with a short shot to the head.
Rumlow takes a shot to the head.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Rumlow.
Rutherford lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Rumlow has a couple of punches blocked by Rutherford.
A right handed body shot lands from Rutherford.
Rumlow tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rutherford fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rumlow misses with the head strike.
Rutherford misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford blocks a punch to the side of the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rumlow's elbow.
A right handed body shot lands from Rutherford.
Rutherford fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rutherford blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rutherford fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Rutherford lands with a left to the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Steven Rutherford 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 tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Rutherford tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Rutherford connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Rutherford has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
Rutherford avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Rumlow cracks the inside of Rutherford's front leg.
A slapping leg kick lands for Rutherford.
Rumlow throws a leg kick which misses Rutherford's front leg but catches the back leg as Rutherford tries to avoid it.
Rumlow connects with a solid leg kick.
Rumlow 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 takes one to the side of the head.
Rumlow fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Rutherford is looking to counter punch.
Rutherford is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Rumlow can do to turn this around?
A nice leg kick lands there from Rutherford.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford throws a body shot but no joy.
Rumlow fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Rutherford stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Rumlow.
Rumlow has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Rutherford ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Rutherford misses with a leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Rutherford.
Rumlow dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Crunch! Rutherford slams his shin into Rumlow's torso.
Rumlow motions for Rutherford to come forward. Rumlow throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Rutherford throws a low kick, looking for Rumlow's leg but Rumlow calmly moves out of range.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Rutherford scores with a hook to the body. Rumlow takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Rutherford looks to score with a jab to the body but Rumlow is just out of range.
Rutherford jabs at Rumlow's body.
Rutherford dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Rumlow is breathing heavily.
A low kick from Rumlow is predictable there
and Rumlow takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Rutherford checks a low kick from Rumlow.
Rutherford scores with a nice head shot.
Rumlow looks for the body kick but Rutherford saw that one coming.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rumlow moves out of range of the strikes.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Rumlow.
Rutherford just misses with a punch to the body.
Rumlow throws a leg kick but Rutherford moved away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rumlow steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Rutherford. That one must have hurt.
Rumlow finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Rutherford quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Rutherford misses with a body kick.
Rumlow tries to clinch but Rutherford is having none of it.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Rutherford - that will leave a mark!
Rumlow connects with a solid leg kick.
Rutherford fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rumlow manages to avoid it.
Good work by Rumlow as he checks the leg kick.
Rutherford pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Rumlow avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Rumlow flicks out a counter leg kick but Rutherford steps away.
A combination from Rutherford does no damage.
Rutherford just misses with a punch to the body.
Rumlow only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Rutherford cracks the inside of Rumlow's front leg.
Rutherford avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Rutherford.
Rumlow misses with a low kick.
Rutherford tried to counter with a leg kick but Rumlow avoided it.
Rutherford is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford throws an overhand right that lands on Rumlow's shoulder, as Rumlow tries to avoid the shot.
Rutherford paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Rumlow will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Rumlow crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Rutherford - the referee stops the clock and Rumlow gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Rutherford. Rumlow manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Rutherford checks a leg kick.
Rutherford misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rumlow.
Rutherford throws a body kick that misses.
Rumlow throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Rutherford's head.
Donk. Rumlow catches Rutherford right on the button with a cross.
A leg kick checked by Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Rutherford looks to score with a jab to the body but Rumlow is just out of range.
Rutherford throws an off balance right hand
and Rumlow counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Rutherford moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rumlow cracks Rutherford with an open hand slap.
Rumlow ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rumlow doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Rumlow throws a leg kick
and Rutherford counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Steven Rutherford is winning the standup battle so far.
Rutherford throws a push kick but Rumlow slaps the foot to one side.
Rutherford misses with a low kick.
Rumlow tries to bum rush Rutherford with a series of wild strikes but Rutherford uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
It looked like Rutherford wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Rumlow goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Rutherford swings widly with a right hand
and Rumlow counters with a nice leg kick.
Nice uppercut lands for Rutherford. That snapped Rumlow's head back.
Rutherford lands a really nice looking cross but Rumlow seems unphased.
Rumlow closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rumlow tries to score with a low kick but Rutherford moves his leg out of the way.
Rumlow throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Rutherford stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Nice cross by Rutherford.
Rumlow has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Rutherford.
Rumlow blocks a low kick nicely.
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.


Rumlow shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
A low kick from Rumlow is predictable there
and Rutherford cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut.
Rutherford throws a hook but Rumlow blocks it.
Rutherford fakes the leg kick and cracks Rumlow in the body.
Rumlow on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Rumlow misses with a few strikes there.
And Rutherford counters with a quick kick to the body but Rumlow blocks it.
Rumlow throws a body shot but no joy.
Rumlow connects with a body shot.
A head kick misses from Rumlow.
Both fighters circling a little - Rumlow finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Rumlow attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Rumlow blocks the body kick.
Rumlow ducks under a wild hook from Rutherford.
Rumlow connects with a solid leg kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rumlow walks forward, straight into a front kick from Rutherford.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rumlow misses with a low kick as Rutherford jumps back.
Rumlow takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Rutherford loads up on a big right hand but Rumlow slips the punch.
Good standup being displayed there by Rutherford as he connects with a hook.
Rumlow misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
As Rumlow backs away, Rutherford returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
An inside leg kick from Rumlow misses.
Rumlow misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with a straight right.
Rutherford tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Rumlow throws a nice outside leg kick.
Rutherford feints and then cracks Rumlow's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Rumlow down.
Rumlow on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Rutherford lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Rutherford fakes the leg kick and cracks Rumlow in the body.
Rumlow throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Rutherford.
Rutherford avoids the body shot from Rumlow.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford throws a head kick that misses.
Rumlow let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rumlow tries to land a front kick but Rutherford steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Rumlow displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rutherford throws out the jab.
Rutherford scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Rumlow dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Rutherford. That did some damage!
Rutherford slips a jab from Rumlow.
Rumlow is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Rutherford.
A low kick from Rumlow misses
and Rutherford counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Rutherford cracks Rumlow with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Rutherford connects with a looping right hand.
Rumlow uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Rutherford.
Rumlow counters with a body kick.
A thudding body kick lands there by Rumlow!
Donk. Rutherford catches Rumlow right on the button with a cross.
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.
Rumlow jabbing away but nothing is landing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rumlow throws a leg kick
enabling Rutherford to counter with a crisp jab.
Rumlow ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Rutherford moves away.
Good work by Rutherford as he checks the leg kick.
Rumlow misses with a wild body shot.
Rutherford misses with a body shot.
Rutherford paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Rutherford cracks Rumlow with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.

Rumlow is rocked!
Rumlow finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
It looked like Rutherford was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Rumlow.
A head kick misses from Rumlow.
Rumlow tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Rutherford paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Rutherford chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Rumlow can pounce on him.
Rutherford throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Some bone on bone action there as Rutherford checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Rutherford lands a right hook to the body.
A solid leg kick lands there for Rutherford.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Rumlow.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rumlow misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Rutherford counters with a leg kick.
Rutherford scores with a jab to the head.
Rutherford throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rumlow scores with the left hand. Rutherford knows he should have avoided that one.
Rumlow thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Rutherford if he has to take too many more of those.
Rumlow misses with a looping left.
Rumlow misses with a leg kick
and Rutherford cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Rumlow throws a leg kick but Rutherford sees it coming and moves out of range.
Rutherford throws a nice outside leg kick.
Rumlow has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Rumlow tries to clinch but Rutherford moves out of range.
Rutherford blocks a leg kick.
Rumlow avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rutherford checks a leg kick nicely.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Steven Rutherford clearly takes that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Nice jab there from Rutherford.
Rutherford tries to land a front kick but Rumlow steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Rutherford throws a body shot but no joy.
Rumlow throws a lazy right hand but Rutherford sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Rumlow throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rutherford misses with a low kick.
Rutherford scores with a nice strike.
Rumlow throws a leg kick which misses Rutherford's front leg but catches the back leg as Rutherford tries to avoid it.
Rumlow looks to throw a body kick
and Rumlow takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Rumlow with a hook.
Rumlow misses with a hook. Rutherford ducked under it nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rumlow checks a leg kick.
Rumlow scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Rumlow throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A slapping leg kick lands for Rutherford.
Rutherford tests Rumlow's chin there with a solid looking shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Rutherford's jab looks to have found its range, popping Rumlow under the eye.
Rumlow moves out of range as Rutherford strikes.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Rumlow.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Rumlow uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rutherford tries to work over Rumlow's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rutherford scores with a nice hook to the head.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Rumlow avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
Rutherford lands with a light punch inside.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.
Rutherford lands with a light punch inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford tries to work over Rumlow's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rumlow's elbow.
Rutherford lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Rumlow backwards.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rumlow blocking some punches.
Rutherford tries to work over Rumlow's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A head punch on the inside from Rumlow fails to land.
Rumlow misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford working aggressively here.
Rutherford lands a left hand.
Rutherford blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rumlow works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Rumlow blocking some punches.
Rumlow lands a left hand that snaps the head of Rutherford backwards.
Rumlow misses with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Rumlow fails to land.
Rutherford blocks an uppercut.
Rutherford digs a right hand underneath Rumlow's ribcage. Rumlow let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Rutherford misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford working aggressively here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rumlow tries a body shot but Rutherford blocks it.
Rumlow misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rumlow takes a shot to the head.
Rutherford scores with a shot to the side of Rumlow's head.
Rumlow swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A nice left hand lands by Rumlow.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rumlow.
Rutherford misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rumlow working aggressively here.
Rumlow misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rumlow working aggressively here.
Steven Rutherford has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Rutherford fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rumlow tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rutherford.
Rumlow doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rutherford lands a hook that snaps the head of Rumlow backwards.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rumlow's elbow.
Rutherford misses with the head strike.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rumlow misses with a body punch.
A short right from Rumlow.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Rumlow working aggressively here.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Rutherford.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Rutherford.
Rumlow is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Rutherford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rutherford blocks an elbow strike.
Rutherford presses Rumlow against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Rumlow fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rumlow misses with the head strike.
Rutherford lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Rutherford lands a hook that snaps the head of Rumlow backwards.
Rumlow throws a head punch that misses.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Rumlow.
A shot in the inside from Rutherford.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Steven Rutherford had his way with Brock Rumlow in that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Donk. Rumlow catches Rutherford right on the button with a cross.
Rutherford throws a hook but Rumlow avoids it easily.
Rumlow ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rutherford lands with a right hand.
Rutherford takes a swing at Rumlow's ribcage but misses.
Rutherford misses with a low kick.
Rumlow wants to land a leg kick but Rutherford is out of range.
Rumlow throws a leg kick that is checked
and Rumlow takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Rutherford fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rumlow manages to avoid it.
Rutherford looks to throw a body kick
and Rumlow counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
A thudding body kick lands there by Rutherford!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford misses with a body shot.
Rumlow throws a wild body kick that Rutherford sees coming a mile off.
Rutherford cracks a nice hook into Rumlow's ribs.
Rutherford swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rumlow moves out of range of the strikes.
Nice jab there from Rutherford.
Rutherford walks forward, straight into a front kick from Rumlow.
Rumlow scores with a hook.
Rumlow throws a low kick but Rutherford moves out of range easily.
Rumlow blocks a jab.
Rutherford lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Rumlow throws a nice outside leg kick.
Rutherford steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rumlow.
Rumlow connects with a leg kick. Rutherford looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Rutherford throws a body kick that misses.
Rutherford thumps Rumlow with a low kick.
Rutherford misses with a looping left.
Rumlow is looking to land body kicks.
Rutherford scores with a leg kick.
Brock Rumlow has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford looks to score with a jab to the body but Rumlow is just out of range.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rumlow avoids the body shot from Rutherford.
Rumlow closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Rutherford chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Rumlow can pounce on him.
Rutherford lands a leg kick that knocks Rumlow off balance momentarily.
A good leg kick by Rutherford.
A decent looking cross lands there for Rumlow.
Rumlow connects with a leg kick. Rutherford looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Rutherford avoids the body shot from Rumlow.
Rumlow throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Rumlow is looking to land body kicks.
Rutherford throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Rumlow stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Rumlow throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rumlow 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.
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 scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Rutherford keeps Rumlow at a distance using the push kick.

Rumlow darts in and clinches Rutherford up against the cage.
Rutherford blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rumlow tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutherford misses with the head strike.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rumlow throws a head punch that misses.
Rumlow lands a left hand.
Rumlow lands a left hand.
Rutherford blocking some punches.
Rumlow fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rumlow misses with a body punch.
Rumlow lands with a short shot to the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rutherford.
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 lands a shot to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Rumlow swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
A left hand lands to the body for Rutherford.
Rumlow is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Rutherford misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rutherford throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Rumlows head.
Rumlow scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Rumlow scores with a hook to the body.
Rumlow working aggressively here.
A head punch on the inside from Rutherford fails to land.
Rumlow misses with a punch on the inside.
Rutherford blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rutherford lands a body shot.
Rutherford working aggressively here.
Rumlow blocking some punches.
Rumlow goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rumlow tries to work over Rutherford's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 50:45
Judge William Gold scores the fight 50:45
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 50:45

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

Steven Rutherford is the new middleweight champion!
Our winner, Steven Rutherford, 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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Event: EVO 185 Olympics Finals     
Date:   Dec 29, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Karim Bashorov and Steven Rutherford. Bashorov comes to the cage accompanied by Hangar 18. 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?

190 cm
34
194 lbs
25 - 5 - 0
183 cm
30
186 lbs
25 - 3 - 1
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 25 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Karim Bashorov!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
The judges for this bout are James Ackerman, Daniel Bishop and Richard Clark.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bashorov blocks the body kick.
Bashorov has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Rutherford misses the shot to the body.
Rutherford lands with a nice body kick.
Rutherford throws a front kick that sends Bashorov stumbling back into the cage.
Rutherford keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Bashorov sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Rutherford swings for the body but Bashorov moves out of range.
Bashorov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Rutherford uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Bashorov.
Bashorov avoids the body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bashorov was well out of range. Poor timing from Rutherford.
It looked like Bashorov wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Bashorov lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Bashorov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
That kick from Rutherford tenderised Bashorov's leg. Bashorov is trying to keep his angry face on.
Bashorov fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford throws a poor cross that misses
and Bashorov counters with a straight right hand.
Bashorov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rutherford.
Bashorov misses with an uppercut. Rutherford saw that one coming.
Rutherford throws out a counter right but Bashorov avoids it with no problem.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford loads up on a big right hand but Bashorov slips the punch.
Bashorov throwing a counter right hand but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
Rutherford throws a quick inside leg kick.
Rutherford showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Bashorov.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Rutherford! But no joy.
Bashorov lands a jab to the head.
Good standup being displayed there by Bashorov as he connects with a hook.
Rutherford lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Steven Rutherford is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Rutherford swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Karim Bashorov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bashorov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Bashorov blocks a jab.
Bashorov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rutherford.
It looked like Bashorov was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Rutherford.
Bashorov connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Rutherford lands with a thumping leg kick.
Bashorov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

A momentary lapse in concentration from Rutherford enables Bashorov to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Rutherford manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bashorov wants to pass the guard but Rutherford is keeping the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov trying to control but Rutherford is working from the bottom.
Rutherford looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Bashorov is stalling in the full guard.
Bashorov wants to control from the top but Rutherford keeps moving.
Bashorov with a flurry of punches that miss.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov postures up in Rutherford's guard and throws a big left but Rutherford blocks it.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.
Bashorov landing some decent shots from guard.
Rutherford utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Bashorov lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Bashorov trying to control the position from guard on top but Rutherford is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Bashorov is stalling in the full guard.
Bashorov trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Rutherford looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Rutherford fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Bashorov looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Rutherford just misses with a punch to the body.
Bashorov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Bashorov.
Bashorov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Rutherford is looking to slow Bashorov down with leg kicks.
Rutherford keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
It seemed like Rutherford was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Bashorov 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.
Bashorov takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Rutherford cracks Bashorov with a right hand to the side of the head.
Rutherford bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Bashorov's head.
Bashorov scores with a jab. Rutherford acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
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 Karim Bashorov will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Rutherford throws a body kick that misses.
Rutherford is looking to slow Bashorov down with leg kicks.
Rutherford shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Bashorov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
Rutherford is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Bashorov.
Rutherford moves away from the strike by Bashorov.
Bashorov just misses with a punch to the body.
Bashorov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rutherford sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Rutherford is looking to slow Bashorov down with leg kicks.
Bashorov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Rutherford.
Bashorov avoids the body shot from Rutherford.
Bashorov throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov throws the left hand but Rutherford avoids the punch easily.
A slow jab from Rutherford misses its intended target.
Steven Rutherford seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Bashorov missing with a left hand there. Rutherford was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Bashorov misses with a hook. Rutherford ducked under it nicely.
Rutherford throws out a counter right but Bashorov avoids it with no problem.
Bashorov throws an overhand right that lands on Rutherford's shoulder, as Rutherford tries to avoid the shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford throws a body kick, spinning off balance

and Bashorov counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Bashorov trying to control but Rutherford is working from the bottom.
Rutherford seems keen to control Bashorov's posture.
Rutherford keeping moving, preventing Bashorov from controlling successfully.
Bashorov trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Rutherford avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Bashorov controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Bashorov working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Bashorov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Rutherford thows a leg kick but Bashorov checks it

and Bashorov counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Rutherford avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Bashorov wants to pass the guard but Rutherford is keeping the position.
Rutherford pulls Bashorov in close to prevent any damage.
Rutherford controls Bashorov momentarily but Bashorov frees himself.
Rutherford wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov wants to control from the top but Rutherford keeps moving.
Rutherford is trying to control the position but Bashorov postures up.
Bashorov trying to control but Rutherford is working from the bottom.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Bashorov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
Bashorov stalks Rutherford and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Rutherford's face. Rutherford staggers backwards, shaken.
Bashorov looks to throw the jab but Rutherford is out of range.
A cross from Bashorov lands.
Bashorov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Rutherford moves away.
Bashorov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rutherford tries a low kick but Bashorov avoids it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Bashorov connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Rutherford scrambles back to his feet.
Bashorov throws a body shot but no joy.
Bashorov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A jab from Rutherford misses.
Rutherford swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Rutherford throws a jab but it's blocked by Bashorov.
Rutherford throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Bashorov on the side of the head.
Bashorov misses with a straight right.

A momentary lapse in concentration from Rutherford enables Bashorov to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Rutherford manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rutherford is trying to control the position but Bashorov postures up.
Bashorov distracts Rutherford with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Bashorov is fighting to break Rutherford's control of his arms but Rutherford is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Bashorov makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Bashorov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Bashorov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a nice looking body kick.
Rutherford displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Bashorov throws out the jab.
Bashorov throws a big shot that misses.
A jab from Bashorov misses.
Rutherford throws a nice looking combination but Bashorov bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Bashorov is looking to counter punch.
An inside leg kick lands from Rutherford.
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.
Rutherford looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Bashorov shoots in for a takedown but Rutherford shows good takedown defense.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov looks to score with a jab to the body but Rutherford is just out of range.
Rutherford stuns Bashorov with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Rutherford misses with a hook.
Rutherford fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Bashorov manages to avoid it.
Bashorov lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rutherford.
Bashorov throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Rutherford fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Bashorov.
Bashorov throws a jab when Rutherford was well out of range.

Bashorov shoots in and gets a takedown into Rutherford's guard.
Bashorov trying to control the position from guard on top but Rutherford is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Rutherford is trying to keep Bashorov in close.
Bashorov wants to control from the top but Rutherford keeps moving.
Rutherford pulls Bashorov in close to his closed guard and prevents Bashorov from doing any damage or advancing position.
Rutherford trying to keep a closed guard but Bashorov is proving a slippery customer.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov throwing strikes from guard but Rutherford blocks nicely.
Rutherford not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
Bashorov 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.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Bashorov is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Rutherford can do to turn this around?
Rutherford slips under a jab from Bashorov.
Rutherford misses with a hook
and Bashorov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Bashorov looks to score with a jab to the body but Rutherford is just out of range.
Bashorov misses the shot to the body.
Rutherford is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.
Rutherford slips a straight right by Bashorov.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
Bashorov throws a hook but Rutherford blocks it.
Bashorov scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
A telegraphed right hand from Bashorov misses the target.
Rutherford moves into range and connects with a jab.
Bashorov misses with a wild body shot.
Bashorov tries to score a power double leg takedown but Rutherford sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Bashorov somewhat.
Bashorov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Good exchange - Bashorov coming out on top.
Rutherford throws a hook to the side of Bashorov's head but Bashorov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Bashorov connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Bashorov misses with a straight left.
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 left and a right that both miss
and Bashorov counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Bashorov drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Rutherford.
Rutherford with a nice cross.
Bashorov misses with a series of wild punches.
Rutherford feints and then cracks Bashorov's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Bashorov down.
Rutherford cracks Bashorov with an open hand slap.
Bashorov lands a nice looking body shot.
Rutherford drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Bashorov staying out of range there.
Bashorov swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Rutherford counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Rutherford lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Bashorov is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Rutherford thows a leg kick but Bashorov checks it

and Bashorov counters with a single leg into guard. Rutherford didn't expect that.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Karim Bashorov did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
That's time! Back to the action!



Bashorov shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Bashorov showed some decent athleticism there.
Rutherford is not content to let Bashorov control the position.
Bashorov tries to pass the half guard into mount. Rutherford knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Bashorov wants to lay and pray for a moment but Rutherford keeps working.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford trying to control here but he's found himself mounted! Oh no!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
The referee warns Rutherford that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Bashorov is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Rutherford can't stay in a position like this for much longer.
Bashorov landing shots from mount.
Bashorov with a couple of short strikes.
Rutherford manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Rutherford felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.
Bashorov is controlling the pace.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford keeping control of the position.
Bashorov stalling away here and it's allowed Rutherford to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
Bashorov is in close to Rutherford's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Bashorov throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov distracts Rutherford with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Rutherford throws a couple of weedy looking strikes off his back.
Bashorov postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Bashorov cracks Rutherford with a solid left hand.
Rutherford trying to keep a closed guard but Bashorov is proving a slippery customer.
Bashorov postures up in Rutherford's guard and throws a big left but Rutherford blocks it.
Bashorov working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Rutherford's head.
Rutherford seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Bashorov is stalling in the full guard.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.

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

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Bashorov, as that shot connected.
Bashorov misses with a straight right.
Rutherford looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Rutherford looks for the body kick but Bashorov saw that one coming.
Bashorov misses with a straight right.
Rutherford scores with a jab. Bashorov acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Rutherford pivots, looking for a leg kick but Bashorov is out of range and Rutherford settles back down.
A little feinted left hand from Bashorov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Rutherford throws a right and a left that both miss.
Rutherford throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
A swing and a miss from Rutherford.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Karim Bashorov had his way with Steven Rutherford in that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Rutherford 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!
Bashorov takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
A low kick from Rutherford is predictable there
and Bashorov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Rutherford drops his hands momentarily and Bashorov takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Rutherford misses with a low kick.
Bashorov attempts a counter takedown but Rutherford avoids it well and moves away.
Rutherford moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Rutherford gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Bashorov.
Bashorov scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Rutherford throws a hook but Bashorov blocks it.
Bashorov was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
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 Bashorov has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Bashorov and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Rutherford swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Bashorov is looking for a counter combo.
Rutherford with a jab.
Rutherford throws a jab but it's blocked by Bashorov.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Good shot there by Bashorov.
Bashorov scores with a body shot.
Rutherford misses with a straight right.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rutherford was well out of range. Poor timing from Bashorov.
Bashorov scores with a nice right hand.
Rutherford takes one to the side of the head.
Bashorov lands a nice shot that snaps Rutherford's head back.
Bashorov misses the jab.
Rutherford has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Bashorov finds it's way round the side to connect with Rutherford's head.
A jab from Bashorov misses.
Rutherford follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Bashorov fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Rutherford on the side of the head.
Rutherford has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Bashorov finds it's way round the side to connect with Rutherford's head.
Rutherford lets loose with a powerful body kick. Bashorov will feel that in the morning.
Rutherford dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Bashorov moves out of range as Rutherford strikes.
Rutherford tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Bashorov is able to avoid easily.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A shot to the body from Rutherford misses

so Bashorov counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Karim Bashorov overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Rutherford is trying to control the position but Bashorov postures up.
Bashorov is in close to Rutherford's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Rutherford working a defensive guard here.
Bashorov distracts Rutherford with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Bashorov content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Rutherford is adopting a defensive guard.
Bashorov postures up and lands a big shot to Rutherford's brow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford keeping moving, preventing Bashorov from controlling successfully.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Rutherford trying to keep a closed guard but Bashorov is proving a slippery customer.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Rutherford has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
A swing and a miss from Rutherford.
Rutherford moves away from the strike by Bashorov.
Rutherford misses with a kick to the body.
Bashorov blocks the body kick.
Bashorov is looking to counter punch.
Bashorov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Rutherford.
Rutherford keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Bashorov.
Karim Bashorov is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov misses with a right hand
enabling Rutherford to counter with a crisp jab.
Bashorov rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Rutherford counters with a left to the body.

Bashorov looking to score a takedown here. Rutherford is defending well but Bashorov drives through and ends up in Rutherford's guard.
Rutherford wants to get back to his feet but he's too absorbed in his own little project and Bashorov manages to pass to side control.

Rutherford has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Bashorov is working away from the top position though.
Bashorov is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Bashorov lands with a punch from half guard.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Rutherford actively working from the bottom here.

And that's the end of the fight!
Karim Bashorov showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Bashorov 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 James Ackerman scores the fight 50:45
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 50:45
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Karim Bashorov!

A very excited looking Karim Bashorov made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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Event: EVO 185 Olympics Semi Finals     
Date:   Dec 16, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Jason Sturd Jr and Steven Rutherford. Sturd Jr comes to the cage accompanied by Waka Flocka Flame - 50K (Neon Dreams Remix). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

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186 lbs
23 - 4 - 1
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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 18 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Jason Sturd Jr!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, Daniel Bishop and Colin Fotheringham.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rutherford moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.

It looks like Jason Sturd Jr has been cut.
Sturd Jr uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Rutherford fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Sturd Jr checks it well.
Rutherford throws a low kick but it's checked well by Sturd Jr.
Rutherford's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Sturd Jr connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Rutherford scrambles back to his feet.
Rutherford keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rutherford wants to counter the offense by Sturd Jr and move into the clinch position.
The fighters circling - Rutherford throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Rutherford tries to close the distance and clinch up but Sturd Jr swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Rutherford feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Sturd Jr's calf.
Sturd Jr throws a big shot that misses.
Sturd Jr throws a right hand that misses
and Rutherford counters with a straight right hand.
Sturd Jr moves away from the strike by Rutherford.
Rutherford wants to clinch.
Rutherford throws out a loose jab but Sturd Jr uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford throws a leg kick
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Sturd Jr.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford tries to work over Sturd Jr's front leg with a kick but Sturd Jr checks it.
Rutherford slips under a jab from Sturd Jr.
Rutherford avoids the head kick by Sturd Jr.
Sturd Jr throws a hook to the side of Rutherford's head but Rutherford sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Sturd Jr scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Rutherford bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Rutherford has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Sturd Jr.
Rutherford ducks under a wild hook from Sturd Jr.
Jab, jab by Rutherford - just one landing.
Sturd Jr throws a right hand that Rutherford ducks under and follows up with a left that Rutherford also avoids with ease.
Sturd Jr looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Rutherford shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Sturd Jr eats them both and turns towards Rutherford to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Rutherford fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sturd Jr throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rutherford sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Rutherford tries to counter with a clinch but Sturd Jr shakes him off and moves away.
Sturd Jr swings widly with a right hand
and Rutherford counters with a nice low kick that buckles Sturd Jr's knee momentarily.
Rutherford throws a head kick that misses.
Rutherford throws a half hearted mid kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sturd Jr avoids the body shot from Rutherford.
Sturd Jr scores with a head kick. Rutherford tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Rutherford throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Sturd Jr takes one on the button.
Rutherford lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Rutherford takes a swing at Sturd Jr's ribcage but misses.
Rutherford lands a nice hook to Sturd Jr's body. Sturd Jr takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Sturd Jr scores with a hook.
Rutherford connects with a solid leg kick.
Jab by Sturd Jr.
Sturd Jr works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
A slapping leg kick lands for Rutherford.
Sturd Jr checks a low kick from Rutherford.
Sturd Jr pivots, looking for a leg kick but Rutherford is out of range and Sturd Jr settles back down.
Sturd Jr scores with a leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sturd Jr with a nice cross.
Sturd Jr throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.

Sturd Jr shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Rutherford manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.
Sturd Jr trying to control the position from guard on top but Rutherford is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Sturd Jr prevents Rutherford from getting back to his feet.
Rutherford keeping moving, preventing Sturd Jr from controlling successfully.
Rutherford seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Sturd Jr controls the pace of the fight for a moment.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sturd Jr throwing strikes but missing.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.
Rutherford looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Rutherford misses with a body kick.
Sturd Jr looks to land a body kick but Rutherford moved away.
Sturd Jr looking to land some kicks to the body here.

Rutherford has taken the fight to the clinch.
Sturd Jr blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Sturd Jr blocks a body shot from Rutherford.
Sturd Jr looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Sturd Jr looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Sturd Jr misses with the head strike.
Sturd Jr blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rutherford lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
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 cut man is working on Jason Sturd Jr'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.


The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Sturd Jr checks a leg kick.
Sturd Jr looks to land a body kick but Rutherford moved away.
Rutherford waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Sturd Jr.
Rutherford is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Sturd Jr.
Rutherford cracks Sturd Jr with a right hand to the side of the head.
Sturd Jr moves away from the strike by Rutherford.
Rutherford takes one on the button.
Sturd Jr moves out of range as Rutherford strikes.
Sturd Jr takes a swing at Rutherford's ribcage but misses.
Rutherford lands with a thumping leg kick.
Sturd Jr throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A jab from Rutherford misses.
Rutherford throws a nice outside leg kick.
Sturd Jr throws a series of punches but Rutherford avoids them all with ease.
Rutherford tries to counter by closing the distance.
Sturd Jr misses with an uppercut
and Rutherford counters with a stiff right hand.
Sturd Jr chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Rutherford can pounce on him.
Sturd Jr is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with a wild combination.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rutherford. Sturd Jr does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rutherford gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Sturd Jr cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Rutherford.
Rutherford bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Sturd Jr throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Sturd Jr throws a leg kick which misses Rutherford's front leg but catches the back leg as Rutherford tries to avoid it.
Sturd Jr will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Rutherford slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.

Jason Sturd Jr's cut is getting worse.
A solid leg kick lands there for Sturd Jr.
Steven Rutherford is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Rutherford throws a nice inside leg kick.
Sturd Jr just misses with a punch to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford fails with an attempt to clinch.
Sturd Jr throws a hook but Rutherford blocks it.
Rutherford throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Sturd Jr swinging wildly here.
Rutherford wants to counter with a clinch but Sturd Jr pushes him away.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Sturd Jr crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Rutherford - the referee stops the clock and Sturd Jr gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Rutherford. Sturd Jr manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Sturd Jr dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Rutherford. That did some damage!
Rutherford stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
A lazy body kick from Rutherford
and Sturd Jr counters with a straight right hand.
Rutherford works the jab nicely.
Sturd Jr 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.
Sturd Jr missing with a left hand there. Rutherford was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Rutherford throws out a counter right but Sturd Jr avoids it with no problem.
Sturd Jr dives in for a single leg takedown but Rutherford sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Rutherford throws a solid leg kick but Sturd Jr takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Rutherford.
A combination from Sturd Jr does no damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A nice leg kick lands there from Rutherford.
Rutherford turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Sturd Jr connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Rutherford throws a half hearted mid kick.
Sturd Jr shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Nice cross by Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with a body shot.
A slow jab from Sturd Jr misses its intended target.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a low kick but Sturd Jr avoids it.
Steven Rutherford seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Sturd Jr tries to bum rush Rutherford with a series of wild strikes but Rutherford uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Sturd Jr throws a leg kick
and Rutherford counters with a thumping low kick.
A nice inside leg kick there by Rutherford. That's going to slow Sturd Jr down.
Sturd Jr blocks a leg kick.
Rutherford has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
A shot to the liver by Rutherford. Beautiful body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Sturd Jr swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Rutherford looks for the body kick but Sturd Jr saw that one coming.
Sturd Jr fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Rutherford checks it well.
Rutherford throws a body shot but no joy.
Rutherford connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Sturd Jr uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Rutherford.
Rutherford fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Sturd Jr throws an off balance right hand
letting Rutherford counter with a right hand.
A cross from Rutherford lands.

Jason Sturd Jr's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.
Sturd Jr thows a left - swing and a miss!
Rutherford on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Sturd Jr throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Sturd Jr avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Good leg kick by Rutherford there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
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.
The cut man is working on Jason Sturd Jr's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Sturd Jr.
A good leg kick by Sturd Jr.
Sturd Jr throws a head kick that misses.
Sturd Jr swings for the body but Rutherford moves out of range.
Rutherford slips under a jab.
Sturd Jr lands a head kick. Rutherford smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Rutherford fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
A nice inside leg kick there by Rutherford. That's going to slow Sturd Jr down.
A good leg kick by Rutherford.
Rutherford connects with a leg kick. Sturd Jr looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Rutherford takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Sturd Jr throws a lazy body kick
and Rutherford makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Rutherford checks a leg kick.
Sturd Jr 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.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rutherford throws a leg kick that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Sturd Jr moves away.
Sturd Jr lands with a right hand.
Rutherford on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
A slapping body kick lands there for Rutherford.
Rutherford takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Rutherford moves out of range of the strikes.
Sturd Jr walks into a left hand.
Sturd Jr attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Rutherford.
That kick from Rutherford tenderised Sturd Jr's leg. Sturd Jr is trying to keep his angry face on.
Sturd Jr takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.

Rutherford closes the distance and pushes Sturd Jr back into the cage.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Sturd Jr.
Sturd Jr blocking some punches.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Sturd Jr.
Sturd Jr prevents a body shot from Rutherford.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.

Sturd Jr's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Sturd Jr misses with a looping left.
Sturd Jr throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Rutherford's waist but Rutherford gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Sturd Jr off to one side.
A slapping leg kick lands for Sturd Jr.
Sturd Jr throws a body punch but Rutherford moves out of range.
Rutherford moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Sturd Jr doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Sturd Jr throws a right hand that Rutherford ducks under and follows up with a left that Rutherford also avoids with ease.
Rutherford connects with the punch.
Rutherford buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Sturd Jr moves out of range as Rutherford throws a body kick.
Sturd Jr looks to throw the jab but Rutherford is out of range.
Rutherford scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.

Rutherford has closed the distance and engaged Sturd Jr in a clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sturd Jr swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Sturd Jr uses good head movement to avoid it.
Sturd Jr takes a shot to the head.
Rutherford pushes Sturd Jr back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Sturd Jr wants to break free but Rutherford has control.
Sturd Jr lands with a short shot to the head.
Sturd Jr lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Rutherford tries a body shot but Sturd Jr blocks it.
Rutherford blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Sturd Jr.
Sturd Jr misses with the head strike.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Sturd Jr lands a hook to the side of the head.
Sturd Jr's legs have taken a beating and he's really slowing down as a result.
Sturd Jr lands a hook that snaps the head of Rutherford backwards.
Sturd Jr swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A head punch on the inside from Sturd Jr fails to land.
Rutherford working aggressively here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Rutherford.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rutherford pushes Sturd Jr back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rutherford lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Sturd Jr backwards.
Sturd Jr's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A right hand to the body from Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Sturd Jr.
Rutherford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rutherford misses with the head strike.
Rutherford tries to work over Sturd Jr's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rutherford lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Sturd Jr avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
Rutherford lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Rutherford has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rutherford scores with a hook to the body.
Sturd Jr blocks an uppercut.
A nice right hand lands inside from Rutherford.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Steven Rutherford really dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Jason Sturd Jr's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Sturd Jr takes a swing at Rutherford's ribcage but misses.
Sturd Jr misses the shot to the body.
Rutherford doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Sturd Jr on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Rutherford. Rutherford obviously looking to wear him down.
Rutherford leaves Sturd Jr with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Sturd Jr looks to land a body kick but Rutherford moved away.
Rutherford only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Rutherford turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Sturd Jr thumps Rutherford with a low kick.
Sturd Jr catches Rutherford with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Rutherford misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Sturd Jr.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The crowd cheers as Rutherford lands an impressive looking overhand right. Sturd Jr doesn't seem phased though.
Rutherford thows a body kick. Sturd Jr tries to catch it but that hurt him.

Rutherford moves into the clinch successfully.
A head punch on the inside from Sturd Jr fails to land.
Sturd Jr swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Sturd Jr swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford digs a right hand underneath Sturd Jr's ribcage. Sturd Jr let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Sturd Jr working aggressively here.
Sturd Jr blocking some punches.
Sturd Jr swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rutherford blocks an uppercut.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Sturd Jr.
Rutherford blocking some punches.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rutherford blocking some punches.
A short uppercut from Rutherford.
Sturd Jr tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutherford misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford tries a body shot but Sturd Jr blocks it.
Rutherford scores with a shot to the side of Sturd Jr's head.
Rutherford lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Rutherford scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Rutherford misses with a punch to the body.
Sturd Jr blocks a punch to the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford lands on the inside with an uppercut.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Sturd Jr uses good head movement to avoid it.
Sturd Jr blocking some punches.
Rutherford pushes Sturd Jr back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.

Sturd Jr escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Good work by Rutherford as he checks the leg kick.

Rutherford clinches with his opponent.
Rutherford lands a hook that snaps the head of Sturd Jr backwards.

Jeez, Jason Sturd Jr's cut is really nasty now. The referee must be thinking about getting that checked.
Rutherford's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A nice left hand lands by Rutherford.
Rutherford scores with a shoulder strike.

Sturd Jr is rocked!
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Oh Sturd Jr is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Sturd Jr uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford works on Sturd Jr's body with a couple of short punches.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
Rutherford keeps control of Sturd Jr as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Rutherford throws a big uppercut that drops Sturd Jr! More strikes from Rutherford and the referee jumps in to stop the fight! Sturd Jr lies dazed against the cage as Rutherford celebrates with his cornermen!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:58 of round 4, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Steven Rutherford!
Our winner, Steven Rutherford, 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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Event: EVO Olympics Rd 1     
Date:   Nov 30, 2016

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

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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 27 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Arunas Samusiovas!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Frank Antenori and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rutherford lands a front kick.
Rutherford finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Rutherford takes a jab right on the kisser.
Rutherford misses with a looping left.
Samusiovas has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Gym Beam in the buildup to the fight.
Samusiovas lands with a shot to the body.
A solid body kick from Samusiovas.
Samusiovas throws a shot to the body.
Arunas Samusiovas seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A head kick misses from Samusiovas.
Rutherford moves away from the strike by Samusiovas.
Samusiovas throws a lazy right hand but Rutherford sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Samusiovas walks into a straight right hand from Rutherford.
Samusiovas stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Rutherford.
Rutherford throws out a loose jab but Samusiovas uses good head movement to avoid it.
Samusiovas throws a big counter combination but Rutherford scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Samusiovas swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Samusiovas moves out of range of the strikes.
Rutherford cracks Samusiovas with a right hand to the side of the head.
Samusiovas throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Both fighters circling a little - Rutherford finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Samusiovas pivots, looking for a leg kick but Rutherford is out of range and Samusiovas settles back down.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Samusiovas tried to score with a low kick but Rutherford checks it.
Rutherford throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Rutherford misses the jab.

Rutherford moves into range and clinches up with Samusiovas.
Samusiovas lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Rutherford.
Rutherford blocks an elbow strike from Samusiovas.
Samusiovas misses with a short punch on the inside.
Samusiovas lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Rutherford keeps control of Samusiovas as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Rutherford lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Samusiovas lands a body punch in the clinch.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Samusiovas lands a nice shot to the body.
Rutherford avoiding damage as Samusiovas throws knees to the body.
Rutherford lands a body shot.
Rutherford tries to work over Samusiovas's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.
Samusiovas misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rutherford lands an uppercut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Samusiovas.
Rutherford has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Samusiovas seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Rutherford can turn it around.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Samusiovas.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Samusiovas lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Good body shot from Samusiovas.
Samusiovas blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Samusiovas tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.
Samusiovas lands a nice shot to the body.
Rutherford takes an elbow to the forehead.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Samusiovas.
Rutherford lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Samusiovas controls his hands.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Samusiovas blocks an uppercut.
Samusiovas stalling.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Samusiovas pushes Rutherford back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford tries to work over Samusiovas's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

Samusiovas manages to break the clinch.
Rutherford tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Rutherford wants to clinch up but Samusiovas keeps it at a distance.
Rutherford takes a shot right to the bread basket.
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.
Samusiovas tried to counter with a leg kick but Rutherford avoided it.
Rutherford takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Samusiovas throws a big shot that misses.
Samusiovas throws a leg kick which misses Rutherford's front leg but catches the back leg as Rutherford tries to avoid it.
A lazy body kick from Rutherford
and Rutherford takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Samusiovas swings for the body but Rutherford moves out of range.
And Rutherford responds with a good body kick, but Samusiovas manages to step out the way in time.
Samusiovas pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Rutherford lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Rutherford throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rutherford lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.

It looks like Arunas Samusiovas has been cut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Samusiovas lands a head shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Samusiovas bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Rutherford lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Rutherford scores with a nice right hand.
Samusiovas looks to score with a jab to the body but Rutherford is just out of range.
Rutherford just misses with a punch to the body.
Samusiovas throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Samusiovas getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Rutherford fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Samusiovas is out of range.
Rutherford fails with an attempt to clinch.
Rutherford explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Samusiovas ducks right into an uppercut from Rutherford.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rutherford pushes Samusiovas back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Samusiovas.
A hook to the body from Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
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 cut man is working on Arunas Samusiovas'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.


Rutherford takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Rutherford lands a jab to Samusiovas's midsection.
Steven Rutherford seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Samusiovas will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Samusiovas blocks the body kick.
A little feinted left hand from Samusiovas on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Samusiovas throws a poor cross that misses
enabling Rutherford to counter with a crisp jab.
Rutherford keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Rutherford connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Samusiovas's hands.
Samusiovas pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Rutherford lands with a shot to the body.
Samusiovas takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Rutherford misses with a lunging right hand
and Samusiovas counters with a nice body kick.
Samusiovas misses with a double jab
enabling Rutherford to counter with a crisp jab.
Samusiovas lands a front kick.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Rutherford 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.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rutherford stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Samusiovas.
Samusiovas on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford scores with the left hand. Samusiovas knows he should have avoided that one.

Samusiovas is rocked!
Samusiovas throws a low kick but it's checked well by Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a jab to Samusiovas's midsection.
A head kick by Rutherford misses
and Rutherford takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Rutherford avoids the body shot from Samusiovas.
Jab by Rutherford.
Rutherford paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Oh Samusiovas is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Samusiovas moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Samusiovas seems to have got his legs back now.
Samusiovas takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Rutherford is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Samusiovas misses with a wild body shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Samusiovas throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Samusiovas bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Rutherford is looking to clinch.
Samusiovas appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Samusiovas lands a jab to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Samusiovas on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Rutherford swings for the body but Samusiovas moves out of range.
Rutherford will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Samusiovas throws a wild body kick that Rutherford sees coming a mile off.
Samusiovas slips under a jab from Rutherford.
A little feinted left hand from Samusiovas on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Rutherford defending well as Samusiovas loads up on a big left hand.
Samusiovas moves away from the strike by Rutherford.
Samusiovas quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
No joy there for Rutherford, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Samusiovas.
Rutherford swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Rutherford.
An inside leg kick lands from Rutherford.
Samusiovas waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rutherford.
Samusiovas shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Rutherford staying out of range there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Samusiovas slips under a jab.
Rutherford stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Samusiovas.
Rutherford takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Rutherford throws a push kick but Samusiovas slaps the foot to one side.
Rutherford misses with a straight left.
Rutherford tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Samusiovas misses with a head kick.
Samusiovas with a jab.
Rutherford tries to clinch but Samusiovas moves out of range.
Samusiovas ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Rutherford moves away.
Samusiovas looks to land a right hand but Rutherford moved out of range.
It seemed like Rutherford was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Rutherford throws a hook to the side of Samusiovas's head but Samusiovas sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Rutherford takes one on the chin but seems OK.

Rutherford pushes Samusiovas up against the cage in a clinch.
Rutherford lands a left hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford lands a right hand.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Rutherford lands a shoulder strike.

Arunas Samusiovas's cut is getting worse.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Samusiovas lands a right hand that snaps the head of Rutherford backwards.
Samusiovas struggles to land a body shot inside as Rutherford controls his hands.
Samusiovas is looking to break free of the clinch but Rutherford has double underhooks.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Samusiovas avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Samusiovas lands a right hand that snaps the head of Rutherford backwards.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Samusiovas.
Samusiovas digs a right hand into Rutherford's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Rutherford's gas tank.
Rutherford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Samusiovas is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.

Samusiovas breaks from the clinch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Samusiovas uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Rutherford.
Samusiovas throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
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 cut man is working on Arunas Samusiovas's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Rutherford blocks a leg kick.
Samusiovas looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Samusiovas on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
A lazy left from Samusiovas finds it's target.
Rutherford fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
A leg kick checked by Rutherford.
Samusiovas throws a leg kick that misses.
Rutherford flicks out a counter leg kick but Samusiovas steps away.
Some bone on bone action there as Rutherford checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Samusiovas stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Rutherford.
Samusiovas smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Samusiovas throws a hook but Rutherford avoids it easily.
Rutherford wants to counter with a clinch but Samusiovas pushes him away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford throws a jab but it's blocked by Samusiovas.
A looping hook to the body misses from Samusiovas. Rutherford does a little dance to reset his feet.
Samusiovas checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
A counter left hand to the body from Samusiovas misses its target.
Samusiovas throws a predictable looking body shot
and Rutherford counters with a nice uppercut.
Rutherford throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford lands a really nice looking cross but Samusiovas seems unphased.
Rutherford tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Samusiovas is able to avoid easily.
Samusiovas lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Samusiovas lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Rutherford just misses with a punch to the body.
Samusiovas connects with a body shot.
Rutherford blocks the body kick.
A jab from Samusiovas misses.
Rutherford scores with a leg kick.
Samusiovas digs a good body shot into Rutherford's ribs.
Rutherford tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Samusiovas manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Samusiovas slips under a jab.
Rutherford fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Samusiovas.
Samusiovas connects with a nice looking jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rutherford is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Samusiovas jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A low kick from Samusiovas is predictable there
enabling Rutherford to counter with a crisp jab.
Samusiovas keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Samusiovas takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Rutherford throws a nice looking combination but Samusiovas bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Rutherford misses with a hook.
Rutherford swings for the body but Samusiovas moves out of range.
Rutherford takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Nice body kick from Rutherford.
Rutherford moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Rutherford checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Samusiovas slips under a jab from Rutherford.
Samusiovas throws a leg kick but Rutherford moved away.
Rutherford keeps Samusiovas at a distance using the push kick.
Samusiovas throws out a leg kick but Rutherford moves out of range and Samusiovas only half commits.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford looks to land a left hand but Samusiovas moved out of range nicely.
Samusiovas 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 fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Rutherford throws a low kick, looking for Samusiovas's leg but Samusiovas calmly moves out of range.
A shot to the liver by Rutherford. Beautiful body shot.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut. Samusiovas saw that one coming.
Rutherford scores with a jab to the head.
Samusiovas blocks a jab.
Rutherford takes one on the button.
A lazy left from Samusiovas finds it's target.
Rutherford displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Samusiovas throws out the jab.
A nice inside leg kick there by Samusiovas. That's going to slow Rutherford down.
Samusiovas connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Samusiovas with a hook.
Samusiovas fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
Rutherford misses with a leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Rutherford.
A clash of legs there as Samusiovas blocks the low kick.
Nice straight punches there by Samusiovas. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Samusiovas.
Both fighters circling a little - Rutherford finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Samusiovas looks to land a body kick but Rutherford moved away.
Rutherford is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Rutherford swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Samusiovas tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Rutherford thumps Samusiovas with a low kick.
Rutherford scores with a kick to the midsection.

Rutherford takes the fight into the clinch.
Rutherford prevents Samusiovas from breaking the clinch.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Rutherford.
Samusiovas throws a punch but it's blocked by Rutherford.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Samusiovas.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Steven Rutherford just about did enough to take it.
The cut man is working on Arunas Samusiovas's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Samusiovas tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Rutherford is able to avoid easily.
Rutherford looks to land a body kick but Samusiovas moved away.
Samusiovas lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
A telegraphed right hand from Rutherford misses the target.
Samusiovas throws a quick counter head kick but Rutherford was just out of range.
Samusiovas throws the kick towards the body but Rutherford avoids it.
Nice defenses there by Samusiovas.
Samusiovas cracks Rutherford with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Samusiovas will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Rutherford misses with a straight right.
Rutherford tried to score with a low kick but Samusiovas checks it.
Samusiovas goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford moves out of range of the body kick.
Rutherford moves out of range as Samusiovas strikes.
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 monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Rutherford misses the jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Rutherford misses the target.
Samusiovas lands a nice looking kick to the body. Rutherford takes a step back to recover.
Rutherford attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Samusiovas misses with a kick to the body.
Rutherford scores with a nice strike.
Samusiovas fakes the leg kick and cracks Rutherford in the body.
Rutherford slips under a jab.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Samusiovas.
Samusiovas scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Samusiovas fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Rutherford on the side of the head.
Samusiovas jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Samusiovas steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Rutherford. That one must have hurt.
Nice defenses there by Rutherford.
Samusiovas takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Rutherford misses with a hook
and Samusiovas counters with an outside leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Samusiovas defending well as Rutherford loads up on a big left hand.
As Rutherford backs away, Samusiovas returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Rutherford throws a body shot but no joy.
Rutherford's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Rutherford throws a push kick but Samusiovas slaps the foot to one side.
Samusiovas looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Rutherford misses with a body kick.
Samusiovas defending well as Rutherford loads up on a big left hand.
Rutherford swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Samusiovas throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rutherford wants to counter with a clinch but Samusiovas pushes him away.
Samusiovas scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Samusiovas tried to score with a low kick but Rutherford checks it.
Rutherford throws a hook but Samusiovas blocks it.
Samusiovas misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Rutherford turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Samusiovas 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 connects with a leg kick. Samusiovas looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Rutherford checks a leg kick nicely.
Samusiovas lands a body shot.
Samusiovas misses with a body kick.
Rutherford avoids a kick to the body.
Rutherford shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Samusiovas has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Samusiovas there as he acknowledges the shot.
Rutherford cracks Samusiovas with a right hand to the side of the head.
Rutherford looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Rutherford throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Rutherford lands with a nice body punch.
Nice body kick there by Samusiovas.
Samusiovas takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Samusiovas throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nice cross by Samusiovas.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rutherford has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Samusiovas.
Samusiovas misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
It seemed like Rutherford was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Rutherford tests Samusiovas's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Rutherford throws a wild body kick that Samusiovas sees coming a mile off.
Rutherford pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Samusiovas back to the cage. Rutherford follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
Samusiovas looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a sloppy head kick and Samusiovas moves out of range easily.
Samusiovas throws an overhand right that lands on Rutherford's shoulder, as Rutherford tries to avoid the shot.
A big left from Samusiovas misses.
Rutherford tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Samusiovas was well out of range. Poor timing from Rutherford.
Samusiovas buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Rutherford on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Samusiovas chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Rutherford can pounce on him.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Steven Rutherford will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Arunas Samusiovas'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. This is the final round!


Rutherford throws a body kick that misses.
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.
Samusiovas swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Samusiovas moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
A jab from Rutherford misses.
Samusiovas moves out of range of the strikes.
Rutherford on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Samusiovas throws a half hearted mid kick.
Rutherford throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Samusiovas on the side of the head.
Samusiovas avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Samusiovas is looking to score with low kicks.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Samusiovas buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Samusiovas moves out of range of the leg kick from Rutherford.
Samusiovas misses with a leg kick
and Rutherford counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Samusiovas ducks under a wild hook from Rutherford.
Samusiovas pivots, looking for a leg kick but Rutherford is out of range and Samusiovas settles back down.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford connects with a leg kick. Samusiovas looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Rutherford blocks the body kick.
Rutherford swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Rutherford, as that shot connected.
Samusiovas with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Rutherford to score with a decent uppercut.
Samusiovas throws a body punch but Rutherford moves out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Rutherford! But no joy.
Samusiovas looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Rutherford tries to land a front kick but Samusiovas steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
A nice leg kick lands there from Samusiovas.
Good shot there by Rutherford.
Rutherford's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Rutherford duly obliges.
Samusiovas is looking to slow Rutherford down with leg kicks.
Rutherford checks a leg kick.
Rutherford is looking to clinch.
Samusiovas thinks about countering with a body kick.
Nice uppercut lands for Samusiovas. That snapped Rutherford's head back.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Samusiovas throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Arunas Samusiovas has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford scoring well with a low kick there.
A lazy left from Rutherford finds it's target.
Rutherford throws a good cross that connects.
Rutherford tries to clinch up.
Samusiovas throws a leg kick that is checked
and Rutherford counters with a nice uppercut.
Rutherford misses with a wild combination.
Samusiovas fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Rutherford.
Rutherford drops a shoulder and throws an uppercut that cracks Samusiovas right on the button. Samusiovas goes down! Rutherford follows him to the mat and finishes the job with more strikes! Rutherford gets the win via TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:47 of round 5, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Steven Rutherford!
A relieved looking Steven Rutherford thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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RATING
91%

 

Event: Ascension 1119     
Date:   Nov 19, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Bary Allen and Howard Stern. Stern has chosen The Great American Nightmare 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?

187 cm
31
188 lbs
19 - 8 - 1
184 cm
30
199 lbs
21 - 11 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
Excellent MT
Granite chin

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Perkele!



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 19 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Bary Allen!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Howard Stern!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, Paul Tew and Richard Clark.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jab from Stern.
Allen fails in his attempt to clinch.
Stern scores with a punch to the head.
Allen misses with a looping right.
Stern looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Allen doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Allen moves out of range as Stern strikes.
Stern with a lazy takedown attempt
and Allen counters with a leg kick.
Allen uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Stern.
A head kick misses from Allen.
Stern scores with a crisp jab that stopped Allen in his tracks.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Stern moves out of range of the strikes.
Allen staying out of range there.
Stern waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Allen.
Allen blocks a jab.
It appears Allen was looking to counter with a kick there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Allen misses with a head kick.

Stern drives through with a takedown into guard.
Stern trying to control but Allen is working from the bottom.
Stern being controlled here momentarily.
Stern is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Allen keeping full guard, as Stern tries to pass.
Allen working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Stern.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Allen can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Stern controls the pace.
Stern wants to control from the top but Allen keeps moving.
Stern keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Allen's head.
Stern showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Stern trying to control but Allen is working from the bottom.
Stern is looking to advance position but Allen has hit a scissor sweep - now he's on top in mount!

Stern sneaks a leg back under and regains half guard and is working straight away to try and get back to guard. He hasn't managed just yet though.
The fighters are battling for position here. Stern manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Stern has momentary wrist control but Allen slips an elbow through the middle.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Allen content to stall in guard here.
Allen is looking to work some ground and pound but Stern has wrist control.
Stern wants to sweep here but Allen controlling him for the moment.
Stern manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Allen manages to get himself to full guard.

Allen keeping full guard, as Stern tries to pass.
Allen tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Stern tries to free his leg and advance position but Allen is retaining full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Allen wants to improve his position but instead Stern has moved into half guard.
Allen trying to control from the bottom.
Stern looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Allen with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Stern trying to control the action but Allen is working from the bottom.
Stern trying to control from Allen's half guard. Allen has other ideas though and has regained full guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Stern is looking to advance position but Allen has hit a scissor sweep - now he's on top in mount!

Allen prevents Stern from getting the reversal.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Howard Stern dominated that round.
That's time! Allen's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Stern throws a series of punches but Allen moves out of range.
Stern throws a hook but Allen avoids it easily.
Stern shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Allen defends it nicely.
Allen tries to counter by clinching up but Stern breaks away and moves out of range.
A big right from Allen misses.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Allen misses with some punches.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Allen.
Allen misses with a punch to the body.
Stern lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Stern fails to land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stern blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Allen misses with the head strike.
Allen lands a hook to the side of the head.
Allen doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Allen tries to work over Stern's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Allen takes a knee to the side of the body.
Allen lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Allen tries to throw a body punch but Stern avoids it by throwing Allen back against the cage.
Allen doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Allen tries to throw a body punch but Stern avoids it by throwing Allen back against the cage.
Allen blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Stern misses with an elbow strike.
Allen working some nice short punches in the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A shot in the inside from Allen.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Allen.
Allen is pressed up against the cage. Stern has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Allen down to the mat. Allen avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Stern lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A left lands for Stern.
Stern misses with an uppercut. Allen saw that one coming.
Stern 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.

Stern changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Allen 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.
Stern wants to control but Allen is keeping him busy.
Stern tries to cartwheel into mount but he doesn't manage it.
Stern misses with an attempted head punch from side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Allen tries to improve position but can't.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Stern passes to full mount! That's big trouble for Allen!
Allen is squirming around, avoiding Stern's attempts to control the action.
Stern putting on the heat here with some good ground and pound!
Stern trying to control but Allen is having none of it.
Stern in mount throwing good strikes here, bouncing his opponent's head off the canvas.
Stern has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Stern working the ground and pound effectively.
Howard Stern has got the better of the ground game so far.
Stern trying to control but Allen is having none of it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Stern tries to take his opponent's back but Allen turns with him and manages to move into guard on the top. Nice work.
Stern looking to hit a scissor sweep but Allen is one step ahead there.

Stern throws his legs up looking to secure a triangle. Oh, that looks pretty tight, I gotta say! Allen escapes and throws Stern's legs to the side, diving into side control!
Stern struggling a bit here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Howard Stern will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


A cross from Stern lands.
Stern throws a hook but Allen blocks it.
Allen throws a leg kick
and Stern counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Howard Stern seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Stern blocks the body kick.
Stern takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Allen moves out of range as Stern strikes.
Stern just misses with a punch to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nice shot by Stern.
Allen ducks under a wild hook from Stern.
Stern throws a body shot but no joy.
Allen throwing a counter right hand but Stern manages to avoid it.
Allen misses with an uppercut
and Stern counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stern lands a head shot.
Stern uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Allen loads up on a big right hand but Stern slips the punch.
Allen throws the left hand but Stern avoids the punch easily.
Stern throws a jab when Allen was well out of range.
Allen lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Stern swings for the body but Allen moves out of range.
Howard Stern seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Stern misses with a straight right.
Allen is looking to clinch but Stern is avoiding it.
Stern ducks under a wild hook from Allen.

Stern shoots in for a takedown and gets it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Stern is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Allen won't allow Stern to pass to mount.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Stern is trying to control the action in half guard but Allen is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Stern uses his free foot to push down on Allen's thigh. Eventually he works his other foot free and he's advanced to mount - this is trouble for Allen.
Allen is wriggling around here but as he tries to escape, Stern has taken his back.

Stern is remaining active here, looking for the choke. The more discerning members of the crowd will appreciate his efforts.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Stern is cranking Allen's head sideways - that looks painful. He's managed to get his other arm under the chin and this looks bad for Allen! He's tightened the choke and Allen is tapping out!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:28 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Howard Stern!
Howard Stern is the new middleweight champion!
Howard Stern made sure to mention his sponsor, Perkele! in his post fight interview.
In defeat, Bary Allen stepped up to the mic, saying 'Stupid auto flight, free win for opponent'.
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
42%

 

Event: Alliance Wars R4: Group B     
Date:   Nov 16, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Alex Sims and Rocco Rutherford. Sims comes to the cage accompanied by Not Many. Rocco Rutherford acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.

181 cm
19
192 lbs
2 - 1 - 0
186 cm
19
185 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
BJJ White Belt
Solid boxing
Big heart
Good takedowns
Basic striking
Determined

Sully's Bar & Grill

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Alex Sims!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Rocco Rutherford!
The judges for this bout are Nard Betker, Patrick Alders and Wagner Zegers.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rutherford misses with a hook.

Rutherford drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
Rutherford tries to free his leg and advance position but Sims is retaining full guard.
Rutherford engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
It looks like Rutherford might be adopting somewhat of a lay and pray gameplan here, which I'm sure won't go down too well with the paying fans in attendance... Or the ring announcers come to think of it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford lands a couple of digs.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Sims knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Rutherford on the ground.
Rutherford slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Sims has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Gorilla Warfare MMA in the buildup to the fight.
Sims changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.

Sims clinches up with Rutherford and pushes him back against the cage.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Rutherford.
Rutherford looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sims displaying some good clinch control by pressing Rutherford up against the cage.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Sims stalling the fight.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Rutherford wants to take the fight to the mat but Sims manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Sims lands a hook that snaps the head of Rutherford backwards.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Sims's elbow.
Rutherford misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Sims is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Rutherford is keeping busy.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rutherford throws a head punch that misses.
Sims goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Rutherford tries to work over Sims's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Sims taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
Rutherford wants a takedown but no success here.
Rutherford lands a body punch.
Sims misses with a hook to the ribs.
Sims looking to stall.
Sims just leaning against Rutherford, taking a breather.
Rutherford is working Sims over against the cage.
Rutherford lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Rutherford is working for takedown but Sims is calmly controlling the position for now.
Alex Sims has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Rocco Rutherford.
Sims prevents a body shot from Rutherford.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sims blocking some punches.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Sims controls the action.
Rutherford throws a head punch that misses.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Sims.
Sims trying to stall but Rutherford improves his position.
Rutherford lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Sims.
Sims is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Sims blocks an uppercut.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rutherford 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.

Rocco Rutherford dominated that round.
That's time! Sims's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Rutherford is looking to clinch but Sims is avoiding it.
Sims misses with a two punch combination.
Good exchange - Rutherford coming out on top.
Rutherford cracks Sims with a good jab.
Sims scores with a jab to the head.
Rutherford misses with a wild body shot.
Nice uppercut there from Rutherford.
Rutherford dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Rutherford avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Rutherford throws a shot from downtown. Sims moves away and avoids it.
A telegraphed right hand from Rutherford misses the target.
Sims is looking to counter the offense by Rutherford and move into the clinch.
Rutherford slips under a jab from Sims.
Rutherford drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Sims defends it well.
Rutherford looks to land a right hand but Sims moved out of range.
Sims is looking to counter the offense by Rutherford and move into the clinch.

Sims clinches up with Rutherford and pushes him back against the cage.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rutherford working aggressively here.
Rutherford makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.
Rutherford misses with a short punch on the inside.
A hook to the body from Rutherford.
Rutherford is looking to take this one to the mat.
Sims struggles to land a body shot inside as Rutherford controls his hands.
Sims blocks a body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Rutherford tries a body shot but Sims blocks it.
Sims taking a breather.
Rocco Rutherford seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A nice right hand lands inside from Rutherford.
Still in the clinch, Rutherford scores with a nice short uppercut.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Sims blocks a punch to the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rutherford misses with a hook to the ribs.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Sims tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rutherford fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Sims avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
Rutherford can't get the takedown.
Rutherford misses with a hook to the ribs.

Rutherford lands a nice trip takedown into half guard.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Sims wants to control but Rutherford is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Rutherford thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Rutherford seems like he's working for an arm triangle here. He's freed his trapped foot and he's rotating nicely. Sims is in big trouble! He's tapping out! This one is aaaaaaaaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:24 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Arm Triangle). Rocco Rutherford!
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RATING
39%

 

Event: T169     
Date:   Nov 16, 2016

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Nickey Spillane and Charlston Page. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

190 cm
31
262 lbs
24 - 9 - 0
204 cm
31
269 lbs
32 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Humanoid Nutrition (160Q for 160$)

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nickey Spillane!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Charlston Page!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, Andrew Berry and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Page misses with a looping right.
Spillane keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.

It looks like Charlston Page has been cut.
Page looks to score with a jab to the body but Spillane is just out of range.
Spillane moves out of range of the strikes.
Spillane swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
A swing and a miss from Spillane.
Page connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Spillane fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Page lands with a hook. Spillane tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Nice uppercut there from Spillane.
Page bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Page misses with a kick to the body
and Spillane counters with a nice leg kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Page getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Page jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Spillane.
Spillane swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Page.
Spillane slips a jab and a cross from Page.
Spillane lands with an uppercut that bounces Page off the cage and back into range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Page stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Spillane.
Page listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Page drops Spillane with a straight right hand, right on the button! Page follows him down to the mat and pounds him out with hammerfists until the referee jumps in to end the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:17 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Charlston Page!
Charlston Page decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
In defeat, Nickey Spillane stepped up to the mic, saying 'I retire, I'm done'.
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
81%

 

Event: Syn 482 - Panda vs Fortunado     
Date:   Nov 06, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Steven Rutherford and Omar Little. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

183 cm
29
186 lbs
22 - 3 - 1
185 cm
27
192 lbs
19 - 8 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Reaper Combatwear
KAISER

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Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$)



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 22 wins, 3 losses and 1 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 19 wins, 8 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of London, Omar Little!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Frank Antenori and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Little is looking to chop away at Rutherford's legs.
Rutherford thows a left - swing and a miss!
Rutherford takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Rutherford throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rutherford moves out of range as Little strikes.
Little connects with an inside leg kick.
Rutherford throws a jab but it's blocked by Little.
Rutherford pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Rutherford takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
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.
Little tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford lands with an overhand left.
Little throws a half hearted mid kick.
Rutherford feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Littles jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
A jab from Little does it's job there.
Little misses with a hook.
Rutherford tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Little manages to circle out of the way.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Little defending well as Rutherford loads up on a big left hand.
Little throws a hook but Rutherford avoids it easily.
Little uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a leg kick

and Little counters by clinching up.
Little blocks an uppercut.
Little lands a shot to the body.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Little tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.
Little tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Little with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
A short left from Rutherford.
Rutherford's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Rutherford tries to work over Little's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Little throws a head punch that misses.
Rutherford lands with a light punch inside.
Rutherford gets through Little's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Little lands a body punch in the clinch.
Little prevents a body shot from Rutherford.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Little misses with a punch on the inside.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Little misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Little tries to throw a body punch but Rutherford avoids it by throwing Little back against the cage.
Little struggles to land a body shot inside as Rutherford controls his hands.
A left hand lands to the body for Rutherford.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Little's elbow.
Little using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Rutherford has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Little fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Little misses with a punch to the body.
Little 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 Little can turn it around.
Rutherford lands with a short shot to the head.
Rutherford misses with a short punch on the inside.
Little landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Little.
A head punch on the inside from Little fails to land.
Rutherford lands a right hand that snaps the head of Little backwards.
Little lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Little blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rutherford makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Rutherford lands a left hand.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Little.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Little controls the action.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Rutherford blocks an uppercut.
Little tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rutherford scores with a shoulder strike.
Little blocks a body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Little controls his hands.

Little manages to break the clinch.
Omar Little seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Little moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Rutherford throws a chopping leg kick but Little manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Little looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Rutherford displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Little throws out the jab.
Rutherford throws a poor cross that misses
and Little counters with a straight right hand.
Little avoids a kick to the body.
Little was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Rutherford rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Little counters with a leg kick.
Rutherford throws a low kick but Little avoids it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Little circles away from the clinch attempt.
Rutherford swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Little fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Rutherford looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Rutherford throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Little lands a leg kick that knocks Rutherford off balance momentarily.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rutherford throws a nice looking combination but Little bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Little lands with a nice body punch.
Little throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Little misses the jab.
Little checks the leg kick.
Little 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.
Little stuns Rutherford with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Nice body punch from Rutherford.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Omar Little will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Little on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Little misses with a low kick.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Little.
Nice body kick there by Little.
Rutherford takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Little waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rutherford.
Rutherford tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Little manages to circle out of the way.
Little throws an overhand right that lands on Rutherford's shoulder, as Rutherford tries to avoid the shot.
Little cracks Rutherford with an open hand slap.
Rutherford throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Little misses with a body kick.
Little connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Little steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rutherford.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Little ducks under a wild hook from Rutherford.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford throws a leg kick that is checked
and Little counters with a nice low kick that buckles Rutherford's knee momentarily.
Little thumps Rutherford with a low kick.
Rutherford throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Rutherford throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Little with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Little throws a low kick, looking for Rutherford's leg but Rutherford calmly moves out of range.
Little misses with a hook.
Little throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Little gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Rutherford.
Little connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut. Little saw that one coming.
Rutherford motions for Little to come forward. Rutherford throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Rutherford wants to clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Little throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rutherford sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Rutherford throws a front kick aimed at Little's knee but Little avoids it well.
Little blocks a low kick nicely.
Little is looking to slow Rutherford down with leg kicks.
Little connects with a body shot that sends Rutherford's belly button to the back.
Little throws a poor cross that misses

and Rutherford counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Rutherford.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A head punch on the inside from Little fails to land.
Rutherford fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford misses with a hook to the ribs.
Little has a couple of punches blocked by Rutherford.
Little lands with a left to the head.
Steven Rutherford has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Rutherford misses with a short punch on the inside.
Little blocks a body shot from Rutherford.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Little unloads a knee to the mid-section. Rutherford lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Little working aggressively here.
Little lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Little blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Little tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Little lands a body punch.
Little tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Little lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Rutherford.
Little landing knees to the body.
Little lands a body shot.
Still in the clinch, Little scores with a nice short uppercut.
Little 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.
Little digs a right hand into Rutherford's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Rutherford's gas tank.
Little misses with a hook to the ribs.
Little lands a knee to the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Little.
Rutherford lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Little is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Rutherford is defending well for now.
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 hook to the ribs.
Rutherford lands with a short punch from the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Little throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Rutherfords head.
A head punch on the inside from Rutherford fails to land.
Rutherford tries to circle away but Little has him pinned against the cage.
Little throws a punch but it's blocked by Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Little.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Little's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Rutherford tries to clinch up
and Little counters with a nice leg kick.
Rutherford throws a right hand that misses
and Little cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Rutherford feints and then cracks Little's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Little down.
Little misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
Little lands a nice shot to the body.
Little throws a leg kick but Rutherford sees it coming and moves out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Omar Little showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
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!


Rutherford tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Steven Rutherford has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Little throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Little turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Little scores with a nice strike.
That kick from Little tenderised Rutherford's leg. Rutherford is trying to keep his angry face on.
Little throws a quick inside leg kick.
Rutherford throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut.
Little 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 the body kick
and Little counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Rutherford misses with the body kick
and Little counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Little with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
That kick from Little tenderised Rutherford's leg. Rutherford is trying to keep his angry face on.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Little connects with an inside leg kick.
Decent striking displayed by Little there.
Little has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Little fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
Little lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Little cracks Rutherford with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Rutherford throws the left hand but Little avoids the punch easily.
Decent striking displayed by Little there.
Little lands a nice leg kick that just misses Rutherford's sensitive parts.
Little throws a leg kick but Rutherford sees it coming and moves out of range.
Little fakes the leg kick and cracks Rutherford in the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford lands with a thumping leg kick.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Little.
Little chopping away at his opponent's legs.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Little throws a head kick that misses.
Rutherford half committed to a counter leg kick.
Little thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Rutherford if he has to take too many more of those.
Little feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Rutherford's calf.
Little jabs at Rutherford's body.
A low kick from Rutherford misses
letting Little counter with a right hand.
Jab by Little.
Little scores with a decent looking hook.
Rutherford tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Little manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Rutherford misses with a body shot
and Rutherford takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice uppercut lands for Little. That snapped Rutherford's head back.
A low kick from Little misses
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Little connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Little with a jab.
Little stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Little cracks the inside of Rutherford's front leg.
Little connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Rutherford blocks a head kick by Little.
Little throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rutherford fires out a quick counter leg kick but Little just manages to avoid it.
Little throws a looping overhand right but Rutherford ducks down to avoid it.
Little throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Omar Little seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Little tries to score with a low kick but Rutherford moves his leg out of the way.
Little getting the better of the striking in that exchange.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Little tried to score with a low kick but Rutherford checks it.
Little scores with a hook.
Rutherford takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Rutherford connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Little tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rutherford was well out of range. Poor timing from Little.
Rutherford connects with a body shot that sends Little's belly button to the back.
Little scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Rutherford doesn't seem bothered though.
Omar Little is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Little thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Rutherford if he has to take too many more of those.
That kick from Little tenderised Rutherford's leg. Rutherford is trying to keep his angry face on.
Rutherford slips a straight right by Little.
Rutherford misses with a straight right.

And that's the end of the fight!
Omar Little comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Little 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 Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 27:30
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 27:30
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Omar Little!

An out of breath Omar Little thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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RATING
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Event: Alliance Wars R3: Group B     
Date:   Oct 26, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Rocco Rutherford and ThreehundredK Steel Penn. ThreehundredK Steel Penn has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

186 cm
18
185 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
181 cm
18
198 lbs
0 - 2 - 0
Good takedowns
Basic striking
Big heart
Decent wrestler
Good kicks
Solid 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 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Rocco Rutherford!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, ThreehundredK Steel Penn!
The judges for this bout are Albert Achterberg, Radbod Blank and Daniel Blasius.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rutherford scores with a hook to the body. Steel Penn takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Rutherford fails in his attempt to clinch.
A cross from Rutherford lands.
Rutherford bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Rutherford misses with a hook. Steel Penn ducked under it nicely.
Steel Penn slips under a jab.
Rutherford moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromSteel Penn.
Rutherford cracks Steel Penn with a good jab.
Steel Penn avoids the body shot from Rutherford.

Rutherford rushes Steel Penn and presses him up against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Still in the clinch, Rutherford scores with a nice short uppercut.
Steel Penn blocks an uppercut.
Rutherford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutherford lands a left hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Steel Penn misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Steel Penn blocks a punch to the side of the head.

Steel Penn's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Rutherford scores with a sloppy right hand. Steel Penn should have avoided that one.
Rutherford looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Rutherford ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Rutherford fails with a takedown attempt.
Steel Penn has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Rutherford finds it's way round the side to connect with Steel Penn's head.
Rutherford missing with a left hand there. Steel Penn was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Steel Penn changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Rutherford scores with a hook to the body. Steel Penn takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Rutherford misses with a right hand
and Steel Penn counters with a leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Steel Penn takes a jab right on the kisser.
Rutherford throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Steel Penn's waist but Steel Penn gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Rutherford off to one side.
Steel Penn with the counter takedown but Rutherford avoids it easily.
Rutherford jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Steel Penn drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Rutherford defends it well.
ThreehundredK Steel Penn is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Rutherford lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rutherford misses with an uppercut. Steel Penn saw that one coming.
Rutherford throws a hook but Steel Penn avoids it easily.
Steel Penn is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Rutherford looks for a takedown but Steel Penn sprawls well.
Steel Penn feints the counter takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Rocco Rutherford. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Rutherford scores with a sloppy right hand. Steel Penn should have avoided that one.

Rutherford moves into range and clinches up with Steel Penn.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford tries to work over Steel Penn's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rutherford lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rutherford pushes Steel Penn back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rutherford lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Steel Penn or not.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Steel Penn.
Rutherford lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Steel Penn controls his hands.
Rutherford lands a left hand that snaps the head of Steel Penn backwards.
Rutherford lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Rutherford makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Rutherford lands a body shot.
Rutherford scores with a hook to the body.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Steel Penn controls his hands.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.
Rutherford lands a hook that snaps the head of Steel Penn backwards.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A head punch on the inside from Rutherford fails to land.
Rutherford keeps control of Steel Penn as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
A short right from Rutherford.
Steel Penn blocking some punches.
Rutherford working aggressively here.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Steel Penn.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rutherford misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rutherford misses with a hook to the ribs.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rutherford takes a swing at Steel Penn's ribcage but misses.
Steel Penn tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Rutherford wants to clinch up but Steel Penn keeps it at a distance.
Rutherford misses the jab.
Steel Penn defending well as Rutherford loads up on a big left hand.

Rutherford clinches up against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Rutherford fails to land.
Steel Penn blocks an uppercut.
Rutherford misses with a punch to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Steel Penn controls his hands.
Rutherford blocking some punches.
A head punch on the inside from Rutherford fails to land.
Steel Penn blocking some punches.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Steel Penn's elbow.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Steel Penn avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Steel Penn gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Rutherford.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Steel Penn's elbow.
Steel Penn is trying to break the clinch but Rutherford has him pressed against the cage.

Steel Penn escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Rutherford is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Steel Penn can do to turn this around?
Rutherford comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
A slow jab from Rutherford misses its intended target.
Steel Penn uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rutherford.
And Steel Penn tries to counter it with a takedown but Rutherford pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Rutherford throws out a loose jab but Steel Penn uses good head movement to avoid it.
Steel Penn tries to counter with a clinch but Rutherford shakes him off and moves away.
Rutherford defending well as Steel Penn loads up on a big left hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Steel Penn looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Rocco Rutherford is winning the standup battle so far.
A big right from Rutherford misses.
Steel Penn with the counter takedown but Rutherford avoids it easily.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut.
Steel Penn is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Nice defenses there by Steel Penn.
Rutherford throws a big shot that misses.

Rutherford gets the takedown into side control.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Steel Penn wants to escape from the position here - easier said than done!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Rutherford slows the pace down.
Rutherford has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.
Rutherford fails to land a wild elbow strike.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Steel Penn is not content to let Rutherford control the position.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Rutherford misses with a hook. Steel Penn ducked under it nicely.
A bone on bone clash there as Rutherford blocks the leg kick.
Rutherford lands with a good body shot.
Steel Penn swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Steel Penn avoids the body shot from Rutherford.
Rocco Rutherford seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Steel Penn uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rutherford.

Rutherford shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Rutherford working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Rutherford works over Steel Penn with some ground and pound from guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rocco Rutherford dominated that second round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Rutherford throws a hook but Steel Penn blocks it.
Steel Penn walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Rutherford lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Steel Penn misses with a head kick.
Rutherford scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Steel Penn uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rutherford.
Rutherford stuns Steel Penn with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A jab from Rutherford does it's job there.
Steel Penn moves away from the strike by Rutherford.
Steel Penn feints a counter leg kick.
Rutherford misses with a body shot.
Rutherford shoots for a double leg takedown but Steel Penn sprawls well. He's pushed Rutherford's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Steel Penn looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Steel Penn motions for Rutherford to come forward. Steel Penn throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Rutherford fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Steel Penn raises up his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
A slow jab from Rutherford misses its intended target.
Steel Penn gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Rutherford stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Rutherford connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Steel Penn loads up on a big right hand but Rutherford slips the punch.
Steel Penn keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Steel Penn changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Rutherford forces Steel Penn back against the cage and clinches.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Steel Penn controls his hands.
Still in the clinch, Rutherford scores with a nice short uppercut.
Rutherford misses with a punch to the body.
A short left from Rutherford.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
ThreehundredK Steel Penn has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Rutherford working aggressively here.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Steel Penn blocks a body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with the head strike.
Steel Penn has had enough of the clinch but Rutherford keeps him there for the moment.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Steel Penn prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
Rocco Rutherford has scored more points in the clinch so far.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Steel Penn escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Rutherford misses with a wild body shot.
And Steel Penn tries to counter it with a takedown but Rutherford pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Steel Penn walks into a jab.
Good standup being displayed there by Rutherford as he connects with a hook.
Nice defenses there by Steel Penn.
Steel Penn wants to counter the offense by Rutherford and move into the clinch position.
A swing and a miss from Rutherford.

Steel Penn tries to keep at a distance but Rutherford has taken the fight into the clinch.
Rutherford drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Rocco Rutherford. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A head punch on the inside from Rutherford fails to land.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with the head strike.
Rutherford tries a body shot but Steel Penn blocks it.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Steel Penn tries to break the clinch but Rutherford is controlling the position.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.

Steel Penn pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Nice defenses there by Steel Penn.
Steel Penn takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
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 throws the left hand but Steel Penn avoids the punch easily.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Rutherford bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Steel Penn's head backwards.

And that's the end of the fight!
Rocco 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 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Albert Achterberg scores the fight 30:26
Judge Radbod Blank scores the fight 30:27
Judge Daniel Blasius scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Rocco Rutherford!
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FIGHT
RATING
45%

 

Event: Ascension 1026     
Date:   Oct 26, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Arman Shaker and Bary Allen. Well, the cameraman is lingering on a pretty young lady for a bit too long there. Keep your eyes on the prize buddy or you'll miss the fighter intros!

180 cm
30
193 lbs
19 - 11 - 0
187 cm
31
188 lbs
18 - 8 - 1
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World class boxer
Cardio machine
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 19 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Arman Shaker!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Bary Allen!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Timothy Bukovac and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Allen scoring well with a low kick there.
Allen has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Shaker dives in and grabs Allen's left leg, looking for a takedown. Allen pushes down on Shaker's head and hops out.
Shaker connects with a single shot there.
Shaker throws a lazy right hand but Allen sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Shaker throws a push kick but Allen slaps the foot to one side.
Shaker misses with a body kick.
Allen is trying to counter with his kicks.
Allen blocks the body kick.
Allen tries to counter by closing the distance.
Allen blocks a leg kick.
Allen counters with a body kick.
A slapping leg kick lands for Allen.
Allen moves in looking to clinch but Shaker pushes him off.
Shaker throws a lazy body kick
and Allen counters with a good low kick that Shaker was not able to check.
An inside leg kick from Shaker misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shaker shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Shaker checks a leg kick.
Shaker looks to score with a jab to the body but Allen is just out of range.
Allen tests Shaker's chin there with a solid looking shot.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Shaker misses with a hook. Allen ducked under it nicely.
Shaker lands with a nice combination. Allen backs away looking to recover.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice body kick from Shaker.
Shaker has been working on his boxing with his coaches at The Coffee Shop in the buildup to the fight.
Shaker on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Jab by Allen.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Allen.
Shaker throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
An inside leg kick lands from Shaker.
Shaker just misses with a punch to the body.
Allen takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Shaker slips a straight right by Allen.
Allen moves out of range as Shaker throws a body kick.
Shaker throws a low kick but it's checked well by Allen.
Allen throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Shaker sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Allen getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
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!
Shaker feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Allen's calf.
Allen scores with a jab to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Shaker ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Allen moves away.
Shaker slips under a jab from Allen.
Allen with a nice cross.
Allen has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Allen tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Arman Shaker seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Allen is looking to land body kicks.
Shaker works Allen's body with a nice hook.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Shaker.
Allen moves in looking to clinch but Shaker pushes him off.
Shaker is looking for a counter combo.
Shaker throws an off balance right hand

and Allen counters into the clinch. Nicely done.

Shaker jumps into guard, dragging Allen to the mat.
Shaker trying to keep a closed guard but Allen is proving a slippery customer.
Shaker bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Allen's guard.

Allen avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Allen is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Allen lands strikes from half guard.
Shaker trying to control but Allen postures up.
Shaker wants to improve his position but Allen is controlling well.
Allen wants to lay and pray for a moment but Shaker keeps working.
Allen prevents Shaker from improving his position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Allen missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Shaker trying to control from the bottom.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Shaker is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Allen's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Allen's back!
Shaker somehow managing to miss with a strike from the back.
Allen has his hands over his head blocking the strikes from Shaker.

Allen preventing the rear naked choke attempt from Shaker.
Allen covers up after taking a massive shot to the side of the head.
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 Arman Shaker will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Shaker throws a quick inside leg kick.
Allen avoids the body shot from Shaker.
Allen misses with a body kick.
Allen tests Shaker's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Good leg kick by Shaker there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Allen is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Shaker walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Allen checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Shaker looks to land a right hand but Allen moved out of range.
Shaker ducks under a wild hook from Allen.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Allen thows a left - swing and a miss!
Allen takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Allen checks a leg kick.
Shaker lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Nice body kick there by Shaker.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Shaker gets tackled into the cage by Allen. Allen maintains the clinch.
Allen tries a body shot but Shaker blocks it.
Shaker is trying to push Allen away but Allen has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Allen fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Shaker blocks a body shot from Allen.
Allen has a couple of punches blocked by Shaker.
Allen lands a left hand.
Allen tries to throw a body punch but Shaker avoids it by throwing Allen back against the cage.
Shaker is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Shaker slows down the pace here.
Allen tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Allen doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Allen misses with a punch to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A head punch on the inside from Allen fails to land.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Allen creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Allen tries a body shot but Shaker blocks it.
Allen prevents Shaker from breaking the clinch.
Allen misses with a short punch on the inside.
Shaker blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Shaker breaks the clinch.
Allen swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Allen with a jab.
Shaker lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Shaker throws out a leg kick but Allen moves out of range and Shaker only half commits.
Shaker tries to move into range but Allen moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Shaker throws a lazy uppercut
enabling Allen to counter with a crisp jab.
Allen tries to clinch but fails miserably

and Shaker counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Shaker.
Shaker lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Allen keeping moving, preventing Shaker from controlling successfully.
Allen looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Shaker working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Allen lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Allen would like to get this fight back to the feet but can't get free from the closed guard.

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.
Allen keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Shaker's head.
Shaker is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Shaker wants to sweep here but Allen controlling him for the moment.
Shaker is trying to control the position but Allen postures up.
Arman Shaker overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Shaker is on top in guard.

Allen wants to stand up but Shaker is controlling him.
Allen wants to sweep but no luck.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Bary Allen 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.


A clash of legs there as Allen blocks the low kick.
Allen pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Shaker just misses with a punch to the body.
Allen wants to counter with a clinch but Shaker pushes him away.
Allen stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Shaker.
Shaker walks into a stiff left hand from Allen.
Shaker scores with a one two! Allen had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Shaker misses with a shot to the body
and Allen counters with a nice uppercut.

Allen clinches up against the cage.
Shaker's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Shaker blocks a body shot from Allen.
Allen doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Allen lands a nice shot to the body.
Shaker tries to land a knee to the head but 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!
Allen tries to throw a body punch but Shaker avoids it by throwing Allen back against the cage.
Shaker tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Allen working aggressively here.
Shaker is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Allen to keep the fight standing.
Shaker fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Allen misses with the head strike.
A nice right hand lands inside from Allen.
Shaker can't get the takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Arman Shaker. That's going to take a lot out of him.

Shaker escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
A nice inside leg kick there by Shaker. That's going to slow Allen down.
Shaker is looking to wear down Allen with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Shaker throws a head kick but Allen moves out of range.
Arman Shaker is winning the standup battle so far.
Shaker stuns Allen with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Shaker looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Shaker shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Allen but Allen pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Shaker cracks the inside of Allen's front leg.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Allen throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Some bone on bone action there as Allen checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Allen throws the left hand but Shaker avoids the punch easily.
Allen throws a body punch but Shaker moves out of range.
Shaker looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Allen looks to score with a jab to the body but Shaker is just out of range.
Allen misses with a kick to the body.
Shaker lands with a nice combination. Allen backs away looking to recover.
Allen's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Allen fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Shaker manages to avoid it.
Bary Allen is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Allen lands with a right hand.
Allen throws a lazy uppercut
and Shaker counters with a body kick.
Shaker cracks the inside of Allen's front leg.
Shaker ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Allen moves away.
Allen is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Allen looks to land a body kick but Shaker moved away.
A nice leg kick lands there from Allen.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Shaker with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Shaker moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Shaker looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
A head kick misses from Shaker.
Allen throws out a counter right but Shaker avoids it with no problem.

Allen drives through and clinches with Shaker against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Shaker.
Allen goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Allen.
Shaker blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Bary Allen seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Shaker wants to break the clinch but can't.
Allen misses with a shot to the kidneys.

Shaker's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Allen ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Shaker misses with a wild body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Shaker throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Shaker takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Shaker digs a good hook to Allen's body.
Allen tries to clinch but Shaker moves out of range.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Nice body kick from Allen.
Shaker moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Allen connects with a body shot that sends Shaker's belly button to the back.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
A punch lands to the side of Shaker 's head but he takes it in his stride.

Shaker is rocked!
Allen scores with a leg kick.
Oh Shaker is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Allen misses with an attempted mid kick.
Shaker tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Allen was well out of range. Poor timing from Shaker.
Good leg kick by Allen there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Shaker gets clipped by a big right hand and goes down spinning to the canvas! Allen gets the back mount and begins to drop bombs on his rocked foe! Shaker 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 4:51 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Bary Allen!
Bary Allen is the new middleweight champion!
Post fight, an emotional Bary Allen said 'Stupid auto flight, free win for opponent'.
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
56%

 

Event: Syn 478 - Rutherford vs Wein     
Date:   Oct 17, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Steven Rutherford and Wilder Wein. Wein is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Wilder Wein. 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.

183 cm
29
186 lbs
22 - 2 - 1
187 cm
29
187 lbs
22 - 6 - 3
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic 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 22 wins, 2 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 22 wins, 6 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Wilder Wein!
The judges for this bout are Andrew Berry, Donald Grub and Daniel Bishop.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Wein keeps Rutherford at a distance using the push kick.
Wein throws a jab but it's blocked by Rutherford.
Wein moves out of range as Rutherford throws a body kick.
Wein jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Rutherford tries to counter by clinching up but Wein breaks away and moves out of range.
Rutherford throws a quick inside leg kick.
Rutherford ducks under a wild hook from Wein.
Rutherford jabs Wein to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Rutherford avoids the body shot from Wein.
Rutherford walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Wein misses with a straight left.
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 connects with a jab.
Rutherford checks the leg kick nicely there.
Wein throws a body punch but Rutherford moves out of range.
A slapping leg kick lands for Wein.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Wein misses the shot to the body.
Rutherford jabs Wein to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Wein avoids the body shot from Rutherford.

That's one minute gone in the round.
That kick from Wein tenderised Rutherford's leg. Rutherford is trying to keep his angry face on.
Wein scores with a leg kick.
Wein chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Rutherford misses the body punch
and Wein counters with a nice uppercut.
Rutherford misses with a hook. Wein ducked under it nicely.
Rutherford will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Rutherford looks to score with a jab to the body but Wein is just out of range.
A little jabbing left from Wein on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Wein throws a leg kick

and Rutherford counters by clinching up.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A nice right hand lands inside from Rutherford.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Wein.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Wein.
A short body shot lands from Rutherford as the two fighters clinch.
Wein misses with some punches.
Rutherford lands a hook to the side of the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A head punch on the inside from Wein fails to land.
Rutherford has Wein pressed against the cage, preventing Wein from circling away and getting back to striking at range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

Wein breaks the clinch.
An inside leg kick from Rutherford misses.
Wein lands a leg kick that knocks Rutherford off balance momentarily.

Rutherford forces Wein back against the cage and clinches.
Rutherford tries to work over Wein's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Wein lands a body punch.
Nice body punch from Wein - that landed with a thud.
Wein lands with a right to the head.
Wein softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Wein lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Rutherford.
Wein lands with a left to the head.
Wein throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Rutherfords head.
Rutherford lands with a light punch inside.
A right handed body shot lands from Wein.
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.
Wein tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.

Wein breaks from the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wein connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Wein misses with an uppercut. Rutherford saw that one coming.
Wein scores with a decent looking hook.
Wein lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Rutherford throws an overhand right that lands on Wein's shoulder, as Wein tries to avoid the shot.
Wein just misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Rutherford is looking to wear down Wein with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Rutherford lands with a good body shot.
Wein throws an overhand right that lands on Rutherford's shoulder, as Rutherford tries to avoid the shot.
Wein avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
The fighters circling - Rutherford throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Wein swats away the attempt to clinch by Rutherford.
Wein scoring well with a low kick there.
A lazy left from Wein finds it's target.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wein throws a push kick but Rutherford slaps the foot to one side.
Wein misses with an uppercut.
Rutherford swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Wein throws a quick inside leg kick.
Rutherford steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Wein. That one must have hurt.
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 keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Wein buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Wein fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Rutherford looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Rutherford is looking to land body kicks.
Rutherford looks to land a body kick but Wein moved away.
Wein turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Wilder Wein seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rutherford uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Wein.
Rutherford throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rutherford with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Wein to score with a decent uppercut.
Wein lands with an uppercut that bounces Rutherford off the cage and back into range.
Rutherford keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Wein.
Rutherford throws a lazy uppercut
and Wein counters with a nice uppercut.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Wilder Wein 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 misses with a kick to the body.
Wein uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rutherford.
Wein scores with a shot to the body.
Wein throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rutherford sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Rutherford thumps Wein with a low kick.
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.
Wein throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Rutherford takes a swing at Wein's ribcage but misses.
Wein connects with a nice looking jab.
Wein thuds his shin into the meat of Rutherford's side.
Wein connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Rutherford's hands.
Rutherford lands a body shot.
Good standup being displayed there by Rutherford as he connects with a hook.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rutherford tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Wein counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Rutherford drives through and clinches with Wein against the cage.

Wein breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Rutherford just misses with a punch to the body.
Wein lands a nice leg kick that just misses Rutherford's sensitive parts.

Rutherford rushes Wein and presses him up against the cage.
Rutherford keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Wein's efforts to push away.
Wein misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rutherford lands a nice shot to the body.
Rutherford lands a left hand that snaps the head of Wein backwards.
Rutherford scores with a nice hook to the head.
A short right from Wein.
Wein blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Wein has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Rutherford lands with a light punch inside.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Wein avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
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 works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.

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!
Wein has a couple of punches blocked by Rutherford.
Wein swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Wein goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Wein swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Rutherford lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Wein blocking some punches.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Wein controls the action.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Wein.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Wein.
Rutherford scores with a hook to the body.
Rutherford tries a body shot but Wein blocks it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Wein.
Wein tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Wein.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Wein controls his hands.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford blocking some punches.
Wein tries to throw a body punch but Rutherford avoids it by throwing Wein back against the cage.
Wein throws a head punch that misses.
Rutherford lands a hook to the side of the head.
A left hand lands to the body for Wein.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Wein.
Wein is trying to break the clinch but Rutherford is controlling him.
Wein lands a body shot in the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Wein.
A hook to the body from Wein.
Wein lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
A short right from Wein.
Rutherford tries a body shot but Wein blocks it.
Rutherford lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Wein.
Wein misses with some punches.
Rutherford lands with a right to the head.
Wein tries to work over Rutherford's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford tries a body shot but Wein blocks it.

Wein manages to break the clinch.
Rutherford chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Wein can pounce on him.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Wein wants to slow Rutherford down by chopping away at his legs.
Wein throws a body shot but no joy.
Wein swats away the attempt to clinch by Rutherford.
Wein smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Rutherford throws a poor cross that misses
letting Wein counter with a right hand.
Wein checks a leg kick.
Wein follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Wein walks into a jab.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Wein, right into the meat.
Wein lands with a thumping leg kick.
Rutherford misses with a straight right.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Wilder Wein will probably get the nod - 10:9.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Wein connects with a nice looking jab.
Wein ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Rutherford moves away.
Rutherford connects with a good right hand that stumbles Wein. Wein circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Rutherford keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A little feinted left hand from Rutherford on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Rutherford lunges at Wein with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Wein's hand.
Wein throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nice cross by Rutherford.
Wein checks a low kick from Rutherford.
Wein swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Wein scores with a nice body kick.
A nice leg kick lands there from Wein.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wein slips under a jab.
Rutherford looks to land a combination but Wein avoids it well.
Wein looks to land a left hand but Rutherford moved out of range nicely.
Rutherford throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rutherford slips a jab from Wein.
Rutherford is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford wants to slow Wein down by chopping away at his legs.
A swing and a miss from Wein.
Rutherford's jab looks to have found its range, popping Wein under the eye.
Wein misses with a hook. Rutherford ducked under it nicely.
Rutherford scores with a nice strike.
Rutherford steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Wein.
Wein throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Rutherford.
A big left from Rutherford misses.
Wein lands a leg kick that knocks Rutherford off balance momentarily.

Rutherford rushes Wein and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.

Wein pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Rutherford lands with a thumping leg kick.
Wein takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Wein cracks Rutherford with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wein throws a lazy right hand but Rutherford sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Wein looks to score with a jab to the body but Rutherford is just out of range.
Rutherford tries to close the distance and clinch but Wein swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Rutherford tries to clinch there but Wein circles away.
Wein misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
Wein just misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford misses with a body shot.
Rutherford on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Wein. Wein obviously looking to wear him down.
Rutherford misses with the body kick
and Rutherford takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Wein throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Rutherford tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Wein manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
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 lands a right hook to the body.
Wein scoring well with a low kick there.
Rutherford on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Wein misses the target.
Rutherford looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Wein fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Wein connects with a solid leg kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Rutherford misses the target.
Rutherford fails with an attempt to clinch.
Rutherford with a nice cross.
Rutherford walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Rutherford throws the left hand but Wein avoids the punch easily.
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 connects with a right hand. Wein shakes it off.
A left lands for Wein.
Wein scores with a kick to the body.
Rutherford getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Rutherford will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
The fight stays on the outside here - Rutherford looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wein swings widly with a right hand
and Rutherford counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Wein defending well as Rutherford loads up on a big left hand.
Rutherford misses with a hook.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut.
Wein keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rutherford.
Rutherford has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Wein.
Wein throws a hook but Rutherford blocks it.
A little feinted left hand from Rutherford on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Rutherford fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Wein checks it well.
Rutherford throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Wein misses with a looping left.
Rutherford attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Wein feints a counter leg kick.
Wein scores with a jab to the head.
Wein fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
Wein pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Wilder Wein really dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Rutherford throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rutherford dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Wein. That did some damage!
Wein takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Wilder Wein seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Rutherford tries to close the distance and clinch but Wein swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Some wild striking there from Wein.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Wein crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Rutherford - the referee stops the clock and Wein gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Rutherford. Wein manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Rutherford moves out of range as Wein throws a body kick.
Rutherford is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Wein.
Wein looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wein misses with a looping left.
Rutherford scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Wein doesn't seem bothered though.
Wein lands with a good body shot.
Rutherford on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Wein slips a straight right by Rutherford.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wein catches Rutherford with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Wein misses with a jab, cross combination.
Wein takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
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 fails with an attempt to clinch.
Rutherford doesn't manage to clinch there - Wein circles away.
A little jabbing left from Wein on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Wein fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Rutherford sizes up Wein with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Wein keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Wein misses with a looping right.
Wein keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rutherford.
Wein jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Wein scores with a leg kick.
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.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Rutherford throws a body kick that misses.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rutherford tries to land a body kick
and Wein counters with a thumping low kick.
Wein throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Wein looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Wein lands with a nice body punch.
Rutherford throws an off balance right hand
and Wein counters with a nice leg kick.
Rutherford keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Rutherford is looking to counter punch.
Rutherford will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
A low kick from Rutherford misses
and Wein counters with a nice low kick that buckles Rutherford's knee momentarily.
A jab lands there for Wein.
Rutherford misses with a lunging right hand
and Rutherford takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
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.
Wein fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Rutherford.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wein misses with a looping right.
Rutherford tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Rutherford tries to clinch up.
Wein throws the kick towards the body but Rutherford avoids it.
Rutherford has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Wein.
Rutherford with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Wein to score with a decent uppercut.
Wein misses with a hook. Rutherford ducked under it nicely.
Rutherford misses with an attempted mid kick.
Rutherford throws a looping overhand right but Wein ducks down to avoid it.
Wein digs a good body shot into Rutherford's ribs.
Wein missing with a left hand there. Rutherford was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Nice defenses there by Rutherford.
Rutherford scores with a nice strike.
Wein misses with a looping left.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wein lands the left hand.
The fighters circling - Rutherford throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Rutherford stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Wein.
Wein punishes Rutherford's body with a nice straight punch.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford misses the jab.
Rutherford fails in his attempt to clinch.
Rutherford tries to clinch there but Wein circles away.
Rutherford tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Wein paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Wein throws a nice inside leg kick.
Wein digs a good body shot into Rutherford's ribs.
Rutherford with a nice cross.
Wein walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Rutherford moves out of range of the body kick from Wein.
Wein digs a good body shot into Rutherford's ribs.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Wein misses with an uppercut. Rutherford saw that one coming.
Steven Rutherford has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Rutherford has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Wein.
Sloppy strikes from Rutherford. Those never looked like landing.
Rutherford slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Rutherford takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Wein throws a body punch but Rutherford moves out of range.
Rutherford steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Wein. That one must have hurt.
Wein displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rutherford throws out the jab.
Wein cracks Rutherford with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Rutherford changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford swings widly with a right hand
and Wein counters with an inside leg kick.
Rutherford lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Wein ducks under a wild hook from Rutherford.
A jab from Wein does it's job there.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Rutherford closes the distance and pushes Wein back into the cage.
Wein goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Wein stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.

Wein breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Wein misses with a wild body shot.
Wein looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Rutherford cracks the inside of Wein's front leg.
Wein finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Wein avoids the head kick by Rutherford.
Wein feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Rutherford's calf.
Rutherford takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Rutherford is looking to clinch.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Wein! But no joy.
Wein lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Rutherford lands with a thumping leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wein cracks the inside of Rutherford's front leg.
Rutherford thows a left - swing and a miss!
Good exchange - Wein coming out on top.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Wein lands a nice leg kick that just misses Rutherford's sensitive parts.
Rutherford tries to clinch but Wein is having none of it.
Nice shot lands for Rutherford.
Rutherford ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Wein moves away.
Wein connects with a solid leg kick.
Rutherford has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Wein.
Wein misses the shot to the body.
Wein fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
Wein swings for the body but Rutherford moves out of range.
Wein takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Rutherford throws a hook but Wein blocks it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wein dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Rutherford. That did some damage!
Wein fakes the leg kick and cracks Rutherford in the body.
Wein digs a good body shot into Rutherford's ribs.
Wein defending well as Rutherford loads up on a big left hand.
Wein avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Rutherford moves to clinch but Wein breaks away
letting Wein counter with a right hand.
Rutherford goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Wein jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Wein connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Wein moves away from the strike by Rutherford.
Wein defending well as Rutherford loads up on a big left hand.
Wein bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Rutherford's head.
Rutherford throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
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 bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Wein lands a nice leg kick that just misses Rutherford's sensitive parts.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A slapping leg kick lands for Wein.
Wein takes a swing at Rutherford's ribcage but misses.
Rutherford misses with a looping right.
Rutherford jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Rutherford tries to score with a low kick but Wein moves his leg out of the way.
Wein turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Rutherford doesn't manage to clinch there - Wein circles away.
Rutherford throws a push kick but Wein slaps the foot to one side.
Wein connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
No joy there for Wein, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.

And that's the end of the fight!
Wilder Wein comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Wein 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 45:50
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 46:50
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 45:50

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

Wilder Wein is the new middleweight champion!
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: Alliance Wars R2: Group B     
Date:   Oct 05, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Rocco Rutherford and Major Force. This should be fireworks!

186 cm
18
185 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
175 cm
18
185 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
Good takedowns
Basic striking
Big heart
Good takedowns
Brawler
Solid chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Rocco Rutherford!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Major Force!
The judges for this bout are Radbod Blank, Paulsen Ambrosius and Saam Ante.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rutherford stuffs the takedown attempt from Force. Force gets slowly back to his feet.
Rutherford lands a nice shot to the body.
Force's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Rutherford connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Force scrambles back to his feet.

Rutherford has closed the distance and engaged Force in a clinch.
Rutherford is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Force is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Rocco Rutherford has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Major Force.
Rutherford lands with a short shot to the head.
Force tries to pull guard but Rutherford forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Force is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Rutherford pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Rutherford lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Force or not.
Rutherford lands a right hand.
A body shot lands from Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Force backwards.
Rutherford lands a shot to the body.
Force looks winded!
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 presses Force against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Rutherford lands with a right to the head.
Rutherford lands a shot to the body.
Rutherford lands with a short shot to the head.
Rutherford lands a nice shot to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Force.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Force 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.
Rutherford working some nice short punches in the clinch.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Rutherford.
A right hook to the body lands for Rutherford.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Rutherford.
Force takes a shot to the head.
Rutherford lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Force.
A left hand lands to the body for Rutherford.
A short right from Rutherford on the inside.
Rutherford lands with a short punch from the clinch.

Force is rocked!
Rutherford lands a nice shot to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rutherford lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Rutherford creates some distance for himself and unleashes a massive uppercut that sends Force's eyes rolling into the back of his head! Force drops to his knees and Rutherford pours it on with more strikes until the referee steps in to end the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:43 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Rocco Rutherford!
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Event: T162 Spillane vs Rubin IV     
Date:   Sep 30, 2016

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Timur Rubin and Nickey Spillane. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

190 cm
30
256 lbs
27 - 11 - 0
190 cm
30
262 lbs
24 - 8 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Timur Rubin!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nickey Spillane!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, Richard Clark and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Spillane turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Nice defenses there by Spillane.
Rubin steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Spillane.
Rubin tries to counter with a takedown but Spillane is quick to defend against it.
A big left from Spillane misses.
Spillane defending well as Rubin loads up on a big left hand.
Rubin misses with a few strikes there.
Spillane misses with the body kick

and Rubin counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
Rubin looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Spillane with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Rubin throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Rubin wants to take a breather but Spillane is having none of it.
Rubin thows a huge punch but Spillane dodges it nicely.
Rubin trying to control the action but Spillane is working from the bottom.
Spillane wants to improve his position but Rubin is controlling well.
Rubin controlling the action here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rubin is nestled in close to Spillane, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Rubin throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Spillane keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Spillane desperately trying to maintain half guard.
Spillane keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Rubin looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Rubin stalling.
Spillane trying to hold on to Rubin's head to control him but Rubin postures up.
Rubin trying to control the action but Spillane is working from the bottom.
Rubin missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Spillane is not content to let Rubin control the position.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Spillane tries to land a leg kick but Rubin saw it coming and moves away.
Rubin slips under a jab from Spillane.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Spillane tries to clinch up but Rubin circles away and keeps his distance.
Rubin scores with a jab to the head.
Rubin keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Spillane.
Spillane throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Spillane's coach down at The Charles Martel School of Greatness was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Spillane's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Spillane throws a leg kick which misses Rubin's front leg but catches the back leg as Rubin tries to avoid it.
Spillane throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rubin misses with a lunging right hand
and Spillane counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.

Spillane fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Rubin to the ground. Spillane is now in Rubin's guard.
Spillane preventing the sweep.
Rubin pulls Spillane in close to prevent any damage.
Rubin manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Spillane manages to get himself to full guard.

Rubin throwing strikes from guard but Spillane blocks nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Spillane working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Rubin.
Rubin throwing strikes from guard but Spillane blocks nicely.
Rubin pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Spillane is keeping the position for now.
Rubin has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Spillane is trying to control the position but Rubin postures up.
Rubin is looking to work some ground and pound but Spillane has wrist control.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Rubin looking to pass the guard.
Spillane is trying to control the position but Rubin postures up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Timur Rubin dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Spillane keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Spillane cracks Rubin with a right hand to the side of the head.
Rubin seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Rubin with a jab.
Rubin on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Spillane just misses with a punch to the body.
Spillane uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rubin.
Spillane lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Spillane throws a body punch but Rubin moves out of range.
Rubin checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Rubin feinted with a counter takedown.
Rubin connects with a jab.
Rubin looks to land a right hand but Spillane moved out of range.
Rubin lands with a cross.
Rubin 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.
Rubin is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Spillane can do to turn this around?
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Spillane steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rubin.
Rubin will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A punch lands to the side of Spillane 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Spillane tries to land a front kick but Rubin steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Timur Rubin is winning the standup battle so far.
Rubin takes one on the button.
Spillane fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rubin manages to avoid it.
Rubin digs a good body shot into Spillane's ribs.
Spillane lands with a shot to the body.
Spillane looks to land a body kick but Rubin moved away.
Spillane pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Rubin uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Spillane.
Sloppy strikes from Rubin. Those never looked like landing.
Rubin throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Spillane counters with a body kick.
Spillane fails in his attempt to clinch.
Rubin appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Spillane throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Rubin's waist but Rubin gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Spillane off to one side.
Spillane darts in and out, connecting with a jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Spillane ducks down and throws a hook 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!
Rubin changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Spillane tries to avoid it but Rubin manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Spillane to the ground. Spillane escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Spillane uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Rubin.
Spillane lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Rubin misses with a body shot.
Rubin throws an overhand right that lands on Spillane's shoulder, as Spillane tries to avoid the shot.
Rubin is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Rubin throws a body shot but no joy.
Spillane lands a body shot.
Spillane dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Spillane loads up on a big right hand but Rubin slips the punch.
Rubin tries to counter with a takedown but Spillane is quick to defend against it.
Spillane ducks under a wild hook from Rubin.
Spillane throws the kick towards the body but Rubin avoids it.
Rubin connects with a nice looking jab.
Rubin misses the shot to the body.
Spillane takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Spillane connects with a leg kick. Rubin looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Spillane tries to close the distance and clinch but Rubin swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Rubin tried to score with a low kick but Spillane checks it.
Spillane swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Spillane throws a jab but it's blocked by Rubin.
A shot to the liver by Rubin. Beautiful body shot.
Spillane takes a jab right on the kisser.
Spillane tries to clinch but Rubin moves out of range.
Rubin half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Rubin throws a shot from downtown. Spillane moves away and avoids it.
Spillane lands a head shot.
Spillane throws the left hand but Rubin avoids the punch easily.

Rubin closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Rubin lands in his opponent's guard.
Spillane is looking to stand back up... there's a bit of a scramble and Rubin dives into side control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rubin is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.
Rubin looking to control but instead Spillane has slipped a leg in, to regain half guard.
Spillane wants to improve his position but Rubin is controlling well.
Rubin wants to control but Spillane is keeping him busy.
Spillane is concentrating on defense, preventing Rubin from advancing position.
Spillane wants to control but Rubin is keeping busy.
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 Timur Rubin will probably get the nod.
That's time! Rubin's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Rubin throws a looping overhand right but Spillane ducks down to avoid it.
Rubin tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Spillane thuds his shin into the meat of Rubin's side.
Spillane keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
It seemed like Spillane was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Rubin misses with a lunging right hand
and Rubin takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Rubin misses with a jab to the body
and Spillane counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Spillane tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Spillane throws a jab when Rubin was well out of range.
Spillane throws a body kick that misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Spillane fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Rubin on the side of the head.
Rubin swats away the attempt to clinch by Spillane.
Rubin is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Spillane tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Rubin manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Spillane misses with an attempted mid kick.
Rubin moves out of range as Spillane throws a body kick.
Spillane throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Spillane throws a right and a left that Rubin avoids nicely.
Rubin moves out of range of the body kick.
Spillane throws a lazy uppercut

so Rubin counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Rubin throws a big elbow that misses.
Spillane utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Spillane keeping moving, preventing Rubin from controlling successfully.
Spillane working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Rubin.
Rubin throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Spillane looking to hit a scissor sweep but Rubin is one step ahead there.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Spillane holds on and takes a little breather.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
Rubin won't allow Spillane to sweep him here.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Rubin bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Spillane slips under a jab from Rubin.
Rubin avoids the body shot from Spillane.
Rubin jabs Spillane to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Spillane dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Rubin. That did some damage!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Spillane shoots for a takedown but Rubin saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rubin misses with a hook.
Rubin ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Spillane moves away.
Spillane throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Rubin on the side of the head.
Decent striking displayed by Spillane there.
A clash of legs there as Rubin blocks the low kick.
Rubin scores with a crisp jab that stopped Spillane in his tracks.
Rubin scores with a jab to the jaw.
Rubin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

Rubin shoots in and bounces Spillane off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.
Spillane tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Spillane preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rubin missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Rubin trying to control the position from guard on top but Spillane is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Rubin passes Spillane's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Rubin prevents Spillane from improving his position.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rubin thows a huge punch but Spillane dodges it nicely.
Rubin controlling the action here.
Rubin working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Timur Rubin did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Rubin loads up on a big right hand but Spillane slips the punch.
Spillane scores with a hook.
Rubin looks to land a right hand but Spillane moved out of range.
Spillane misses with a body shot.
Spillane dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Nice takedown defense from Rubin. No joy for Spillane on that attempt.
Spillane fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Rubin checks it well.
Rubin thuds his right hand into Spillane's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Spillane slips a straight right by Rubin.
Spillane wants to counter with a clinch but Rubin pushes him away.
Spillane uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rubin.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Spillane has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Rubin.
Some wild striking there from Rubin.
Rubin lands a jab to the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Spillane sizes up Rubin with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Spillane misses with an uppercut.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Rubin crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Spillane - the referee stops the clock and Rubin gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Spillane. Rubin manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Spillane misses with a body kick.
Rubin throws a looping overhand right but Spillane ducks down to avoid it.
Rubin misses with a kick to the body.
Spillane lands a nice looking body kick.
Spillane misses with a body kick.
Spillane tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Spillane misses the jab.
Spillane tries to score with a low kick but Rubin moves his leg out of the way.
Rubin moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Spillane wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Spillane throws a front kick that sends Rubin stumbling back into the cage.
A combination from Rubin does no damage.
Good leg kick by Spillane there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rubin fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Rubin smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Rubin uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Spillane.
Rubin throws the left hand but Spillane avoids the punch easily.
Rubin finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Spillane throws a body kick, spinning off balance

and Rubin decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Spillane's guard.
Rubin not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Rubin throwing strikes but missing.
Spillane keeping moving, preventing Rubin from controlling successfully.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Spillane utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Rubin postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Rubin trying to control the position from guard on top but Spillane is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Spillane is trying to keep Rubin in close.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Rubin misses with a straight left.
Spillane wants to slow Rubin down by chopping away at his legs.
Spillane is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rubin works Spillane's body with a nice hook.
Rubin slips under a jab from Spillane.
Rubin feinted with a counter takedown.

Rubin drives through with a takedown into Spillane's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Rubin loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Spillane looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Spillane wants to improve his position but instead Rubin has moved into half guard.
Spillane is trying to get back to full guard.
Rubin seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Spillane does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Spillane has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Rubin is working away from the top position though.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Timur Rubin had his way with Nickey Spillane in that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


A cross from Rubin lands.
A telegraphed right hand from Spillane misses the target.
Spillane steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rubin.
Spillane with a nice cross.
Rubin throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Rubin lands a slapping body shot.
Rubin takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Rubin defending well as Spillane loads up on a big left hand.
Rubin looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rubin throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Spillane tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Rubin is able to avoid easily.
Rubin drops down looking for a counter takedown but Spillane sprawls and moves away.
Spillane looks to score with a jab to the body but Rubin is just out of range.
Rubin throws the left hand but Spillane avoids the punch easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rubin scores with a nice body kick.
A nice leg kick lands there from Spillane.
Spillane misses with a hook. Rubin ducked under it nicely.
Spillane lands a lovely overhand right.
Spillane takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Rubin cracks Spillane with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Spillane moves forwards but Rubin connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Rubin shoots in but Spillane avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Rubin moves out of range as Spillane strikes.
Spillane fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Rubin is out of range.
Rubin feinted with a counter takedown.
Rubin on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Rubin tests Spillane's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A slapping leg kick lands for Rubin.
Nickey Spillane has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Timur Rubin is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

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!
Good work by Rubin as he checks the leg kick.
Spillane scores with a shot to the body.
Spillane ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Rubin moves away.
Rubin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Spillane pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Rubin tries to counter with a takedown but Spillane is quick to defend against it.
Rubin closes the distance and clinches up with Spillane, looking for a takedown. Rubin pushes Spillane against the cage but Spillane circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Spillane looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Spillane throws a leg kick

and Rubin counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Rubin sitting in guard here, content to control.
Spillane can't keep his opponent in guard - Rubin advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Spillane is looking to improve his position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rubin sitting and controlling from the half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Rubin has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
Rubin's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Spillane misses with a straight left.
Spillane takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Spillane misses the jab.
Rubin feinted with a counter takedown.
Spillane takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Rubin moves into range and connects with a jab.
Rubin shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Spillane as he avoids it easily.

And that's the end of the fight!
Timur Rubin showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Rubin, 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 50:45
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 50:46
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Timur Rubin!

Timur Rubin retains his heavyweight title!
Timur Rubin thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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