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Event: CEC 596     
Date:   Jun 20, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Ueda Umanouke (ranked 6 p4p, 1 weight class) and Silas Monk (ranked 41 p4p, 2 weight class). Umanouke's entrance music is Kenji Kawai's Making of a Cyborg. A fine choice. 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.

190 cm
30
280 lbs
20 - 8 - 0
202 cm
33
253 lbs
26 - 11 - 0
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Hellraiser FightGear
Urban Fighter

BuriedAlive// Fight Gear



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 20 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Ueda Umanouke!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Silas Monk!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Timothy Bukovac and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Monk uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Umanouke.
Umanouke pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Monk looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Umanouke works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Umanouke misses with a hook
and Monk counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Umanouke thinking.
The fighters circle momentarily. Umanouke darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Monk throws a hook to the side of Umanouke's head but Umanouke sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Monk just misses with a punch to the body.
Monk misses with a wild body shot.
Monk lands a head shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Umanouke lands a nice shot that snaps Monk's head back.
Umanouke sizes up Monk with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Umanouke thuds his right hand into Monk's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Umanouke fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Monk looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Ueda Umanouke seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Monk cracks Umanouke with a right hand to the side of the head.

It looks like Ueda Umanouke has been cut.
Umanouke displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Monk throws out the jab.
Umanouke attempts a counter takedown but Monk avoids it well and moves away.
Umanouke throws an overhand right that lands on Monk's shoulder, as Monk tries to avoid the shot.
Monk throws an overhand right that lands on Umanouke's shoulder, as Umanouke tries to avoid the shot.
Monk has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Umanouke.
Umanouke just misses with a punch to the body.
A countering left hand to the body from Monk misses.
Monk walks into a left hand.
Umanouke throws the left hand but Monk avoids the punch easily.

Monk gets caught napping as Umanouke dives in and scores a takedown. Monk manages to retain guard.
Umanouke looking to sit in guard and control but Monk gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.


That's two minutes gone in the round.
Umanouke keeping moving, preventing Monk from controlling successfully.
Umanouke looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Umanouke lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Umanouke trying to control the position from guard on top but Monk is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Umanouke looking to sit in guard and control but Monk gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Monk preventing the sweep.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Umanouke is on top in guard.

We've been hearing good reports from Umanouke's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Monk can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Umanouke controls the pace.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Monk working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Umanouke.
Umanouke trying to control but Monk is working from the bottom.
Umanouke stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Monk swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Umanouke wants to control from the top but Monk keeps moving.
Monk trying to keep a closed guard but Umanouke is proving a slippery customer.

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.
Monk seems keen to control Umanouke's posture.
Umanouke trying to control but Monk is working from the bottom.
Monk has Umanouke pulled in close to control his posture.
Monk is trying to keep Umanouke in close.
Umanouke connects with a couple of short punches.
Monk is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Ueda Umanouke dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Ueda Umanouke's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Umanouke throws a leg kick
and Monk counters with an inside leg kick.
Umanouke lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.

Monk tries to sprawl but Umanouke drives through with a takedown into half guard.

Monk makes some distance and scrambles quickly back to his feet. Nice work!

Umanouke drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
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!
Umanouke working away.

Umanouke is trying to get an arm triangle but Monk is defending well.
Umanouke is working Monk over with some ground and pound from side control.
Monk regains half guard there - taking advantage of Umanouke's attempt to lay and pray for a moment.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Umanouke wants to pass to mount but Monk is defending the position.
Umanouke not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Umanouke thows a huge punch but Monk dodges it nicely.
Nice strikes from Umanouke there.

Umanouke is looking for a kimura here.
Umanouke stalling away here and it's allowed Monk to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Monk keeping moving, preventing Umanouke from controlling successfully.
Umanouke slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Umanouke is looking to work some ground and pound but Monk has wrist control.
Monk keeping full guard, as Umanouke tries to pass.
Umanouke trying to control the position from guard on top but Monk is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Umanouke passes Monk's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Umanouke wants to pass to mount but Monk is defending the position.
Monk trying to control from the bottom.
Umanouke is trying to control. Monk wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

Umanouke shoots in from a long way out. He's driving through with the takedown attempt and he eventually gets it, landing in Monk's guard.
Monk wants to stand up but Umanouke is controlling him.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Umanouke postures up and lands a big shot to Monk's brow.
Umanouke loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Umanouke trying to control but Monk is working from the bottom.
Monk really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Umanouke. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Umanouke postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Monk looking to control.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Monk wants to stand up but Umanouke is controlling him.
Umanouke loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Ueda Umanouke dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Ueda Umanouke's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Monk tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Monk waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Umanouke.
Monk digs a good body shot into Umanouke's ribs.
Umanouke scores with a jab to the body.
Umanouke lands the left hand.
Umanouke with a lazy takedown attempt
and Monk counters with a one-two to the body.
Umanouke keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Monk.
Umanouke shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Monk as he jumps to the side.
Monk swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Umanouke throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Monk sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Umanouke tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Monk is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Umanouke with a body shot.
Monk throws a head kick but Umanouke moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Umanouke lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Monk at a distance.
Monk lands a nice looking body shot.
Monk moves away from the strike by Umanouke.
Umanouke dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Umanouke tries to clinch
and Monk counters with a stiff right hand.
Umanouke lands the left hand.
Monk scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Monk fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Umanouke manages to avoid it.
Umanouke looks to score with a jab to the body but Monk is just out of range.
Monk fails to land with a series of punches.
Monk misses with an uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Umanouke throws an off balance right hand
enabling Monk to counter with a crisp jab.
Umanouke throws a hook but Monk avoids it easily.
Silas Monk is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Umanouke takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Umanouke throws a hook to the side of Monk's head but Monk sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Monk bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Umanouke throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Monk jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Umanouke misses with an attempted mid kick.
Umanouke fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Monk throws a fast counter high kick but Umanouke manages to duck under it in time.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Ueda Umanouke. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Umanouke throws a lazy right hand but Monk sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Umanouke throws a jab when Monk was well out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Monk paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Umanouke misses with a wild body shot.
Monk throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Monk scores with a nice body kick.
Monk uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Umanouke.
Good standup being displayed there by Umanouke as he connects with a hook.
Umanouke throws an off balance right hand
and Umanouke takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Monk slips under a jab.
Umanouke thows a left - swing and a miss!
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Monk! But no joy.
Monk connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Monk circles away from the clinch attempt
and Monk counters with a straight punch to the midsection.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Umanouke tries to clinch but Monk moves away
and Monk counters with a nice uppercut.
A slow jab from Umanouke misses its intended target.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Monk is looking to chop away at Umanouke's legs.
Umanouke throws the left hand but Monk avoids the punch easily.
Umanouke misses with a takedown attempt - Monk sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Umanouke pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Nice jab there from Umanouke.
Monk lands with a right hand.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Silas Monk really dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Ueda Umanouke's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!


Umanouke misses with a body shot.

Ueda Umanouke's cut is getting worse.
Monk walks into a jab.
Umanouke throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Umanouke throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Monk counters with a nice uppercut.
Monk slips under a jab from Umanouke.
Umanouke throws a lazy uppercut
and Monk counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Umanouke drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Umanouke misses with an uppercut
and Monk cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A head kick misses from Monk.
Monk fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Umanouke cracks Monk with a right hand to the side of the head.
Umanouke looks to land a right hand but Monk moved out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Monk cracks Umanouke with a right hand to the side of the head.
Umanouke connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Monk's hands.
Monk misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.

Umanouke closes the distance and clinches.
Monk blocks a body shot from Umanouke.

Monk breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Umanouke throws a jab when Monk was well out of range.
Monk looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Umanouke darts in trying to clinch
and Monk counters with a stiff right hand.
Good work by Monk as he checks the leg kick.
Umanouke moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromMonk.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Monk on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Umanouke misses with an uppercut
and Monk counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Umanouke keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Umanouke throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Monk appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Umanouke fakes a head shot and lands one 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!
Umanouke misses with a shot to the body
and Monk counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

Ueda Umanouke's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.
Monk stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Umanouke throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Monk counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Monk misses with a double jab

and Umanouke counters with a takedown into side control.
Ueda Umanouke overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Monk tries to escape but Umanouke is in control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Monk tries to buck Umanouke off but Umanouke is having none of it.
Monk prevents Umanouke from improving position.
Umanouke wants to lay and pray for a moment but Monk keeps working.
The step up in weight doesn't seem to be a problem for Monk. He's performing admirably here against the bigger man.
Umanouke cracks Monk with an elbow. That is naaassty.
Monk is looking to regain half guard here but Umanouke keeps moving and retains side control.
Monk 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.
Monk seems a little lost for a moment, as Umanouke dominates the positioning.
Umanouke is looking to take a break and control but Monk is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Umanouke working the head and body with strikes.
Umanouke wants to control for a moment but Monk uses the opportunity to move back to half guard.
Umanouke is trying to control the action in half guard but Monk is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Umanouke thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Umanouke lands a nice short elbow.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Silas Monk will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Ueda Umanouke's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!



Monk gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Monk keeping full guard, as Umanouke tries to pass.
Monk keeping moving, preventing Umanouke from controlling successfully.
Umanouke pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Monk is keeping the position for now.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Monk wants to sweep but no luck.
Umanouke trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

That's one minute gone in the round.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Silas Monk seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Umanouke looks to score with a jab to the body but Monk is just out of range.
Umanouke jabbing away but nothing is landing.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Monk! But no joy.
Umanouke throws a leg kick but Monk moved away.
Umanouke throws a hook to the side of Monk's head but Monk sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Monk doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Monk slips a straight right by Umanouke.
Monk has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
A punch combination from Monk misses.
Monk cracks a nice hook into Umanouke's ribs.
Umanouke throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Monk stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.

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

and Umanouke counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Monk!
Umanouke tries to advance to mount but Monk denies him.
Umanouke 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.
Monk manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.

Umanouke wants to work for an arm triangle but Monk is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Umanouke prevents Monk from improving his position.
Umanouke is keen to just control but Monk is a slippery customer.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Umanouke takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.

Umanouke is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Monk sees it coming and defends easily.
Umanouke seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Monk does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
Umanouke trying to control the action but Monk is working from the bottom.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Umanouke thows a leg kick but Monk checks it
and Monk counters with a low kick, right behind Umanouke 's knee.
Umanouke wants to clinch but Monk slips to the side
and Monk connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Monk leaves Umanouke with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
As Umanouke backs off Monk throws a huge counter combo but Umanouke manages to avoid it all.
Monk misses with a low kick.
Umanouke tries to counter with a takedown but Monk is quick to defend against it.
Umanouke fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Umanouke throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Umanouke swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Monk listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Umanouke tests Monk's chin there with a solid looking shot.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
A slow jab from Umanouke misses its intended target.
Umanouke lands with an uppercut that bounces Monk off the cage and back into range.
Monk uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Umanouke.

And that's the end of the fight!
Ueda Umanouke showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Umanouke 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 Frank Antenori scores the fight 48:47
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 48:47
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 48:47

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ueda Umanouke!

Ueda Umanouke retains his heavyweight title!
A very excited looking Ueda Umanouke rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.
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RATING
47%

 

Event: KOFC 111 - Fungus vs Mirage     
Date:   Jun 16, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Vladimir Kovalev (ranked 128 p4p, 13 weight class) and Peleki Tuala (ranked 1215 p4p, 130 weight class). Tuala is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Dock of Fiji. Peleki Tuala told me before the fight that he's been watching a lot of DVDs so let's see if that helps him in this one! I can't wait to find out!

207 cm
25
260 lbs
12 - 4 - 0
190 cm
25
267 lbs
6 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

Sin City Allstars

Zenith Nutrition (160q/$200)



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 12 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Vladimir Kovalev!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Peleki Tuala!
The judges for this bout are Cecil Peabody, George Francis and Wesley Smith.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kovalev takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Kovalev scores with a jab. Tuala acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Kovalev cracks a nice hook into Tuala's ribs.
Tuala rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Kovalev moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Tuala takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Tuala attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
A telegraphed right hand from Tuala misses the target.
Kovalev chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Tuala can pounce on him.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kovalev fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Tuala manages to avoid it.
Tuala looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Tuala misses the body punch
and Kovalev counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Kovalev moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Tuala swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Kovalev counters with a stiff right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kovalev uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Tuala.
Kovalev appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Kovalev moves into range and connects with a jab.
Tuala throws a leg kick that is checked
letting Kovalev counter with a right hand.
Kovalev has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Just Scrap MMA and BJJ in the buildup to the fight.
Kovalev takes a swing at Tuala's ribcage but misses.
Tuala throws the kick towards the body but Kovalev avoids it.
Kovalev scores with a head kick. Tuala tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.

It looks like Peleki Tuala has been cut.

Kovalev has Tuala up against the cage in a clinch.
Tuala goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Tuala scores with a shoulder strike.
Tuala gets through Kovalev's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Tuala tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kovalev leaning against his opponent.
Tuala tries a body shot but Kovalev blocks it.
Kovalev doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Tuala misses with a body punch.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Tuala.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kovalev lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Tuala or not.
Tuala lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Kovalev softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Tuala misses with a hook from the clinch.
Kovalev tries to work over Tuala's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Tuala misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Tuala pushes Kovalev back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Kovalev blocks a body shot from Tuala.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Tuala makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Tuala struggles to land a body shot inside as Kovalev controls his hands.
Tuala lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tuala lands a body shot in the clinch.
Tuala swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kovalev struggles to land a body shot inside as Tuala controls his hands.
Tuala swings wildly with an uppercut but Kovalev uses good head movement to avoid it.
Tuala scores with an uppercut up the middle.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Tuala.
Kovalev swings wildly with an uppercut but Tuala uses good head movement to avoid it.
Tuala misses with a hook to the ribs.
Tuala softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Tuala blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kovalev blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Tuala tries to throw a body punch but Kovalev avoids it by throwing Tuala back against the cage.
Tuala misses with some punches.
Tuala misses with the head strike.
Tuala misses with the head strike.
Tuala tries to work over Kovalev's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kovalev is trying to maintain a safe position but Tuala gets an underhook and turns Kovalev into the cage.
Tuala misses with the head strike.
Kovalev has Tuala pushed against the cage.
Kovalev tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Tuala's elbow.
Kovalev is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Kovalev tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Kovalev lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Tuala.
A nice left hand lands by Kovalev.
Kovalev tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Tuala's elbow.
Tuala throws a punch but it's blocked by Kovalev.
Tuala tries to work over Kovalev's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Tuala softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Tuala.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Kovalev tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Tuala's elbow.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Peleki Tuala will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Peleki Tuala's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


A looping hook to the body misses from Kovalev. Tuala does a little dance to reset his feet.
Tuala waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Kovalev.
Tuala works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Kovalev fails to land with a series of punches.
It seemed like Tuala was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Tuala swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Kovalev counters with a nice uppercut.
Good shot there by Kovalev.
Kovalev lands a jab to the nose.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kovalev throws a predictable looking body shot
and Tuala counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Kovalev is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.

Tuala cracks Kovalev with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Tuala has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Kovalev to stand back up!

Kovalev is rocked!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Good exchange - Kovalev coming out on top.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kovalev lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Tuala connects with an inside leg kick.
Tuala uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kovalev.
Tuala throws an off balance right hand
and Kovalev counters with a stiff right hand.
A jab from Kovalev misses.
Kovalev clobbers Tuala with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Tuala misses with a few strikes there.
Tuala throws a right hand that misses
and Kovalev connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Kovalev getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Kovalev just misses with a punch to the body.
Tuala thinks about the counter body kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
and Kovalev counters with a massive uppercut that badly hurts Tuala! He's just covering up as Kovalev starts to tee off till the referee steps in and stops the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:11 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Vladimir Kovalev!
Vladimir Kovalev retains his heavyweight title!
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Event: GPG 38     
Date:   Jun 16, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Khalabib Nurmy (ranked 960 p4p, 118 weight class) and Gene Tunney (ranked 2141 p4p, 260 weight class). Khalabib Nurmy has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

169 cm
29
193 lbs
7 - 4 - 0
183 cm
22
199 lbs
5 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Granite chin
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Voodoo Nutrition

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Khalabib Nurmy!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gene Tunney !
The judges for this bout are Vladimir Khabensky, Aleksei Zolotukhin and Aleksandr Martynov.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nurmy throws a right hand that misses
and Tunney counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

It looks like Khalabib Nurmy has been cut.
Tunney works the jab nicely.
Nurmy throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Tunney looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Nurmy looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.

Tunney feints and then winds up with a huge right hand that connects perfectly and sends Nurmy sprawling to the canvas! Nurmy rolls over backwards and springs off the cage and manages to regain his footing - how acrobatic! Oh, he's still wobbly - can Tunney finish him?!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A big right from Tunney misses.
Tunney throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A swing and a miss from Tunney .
Nurmy avoids a lazy jab quite easily.

Nurmy drives through with a takedown into Tunney 's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Tunney wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Tunney avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Nurmy throwing strikes from guard but Tunney blocks nicely.

Nurmy thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Nurmy throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Tunney works some decent striking defense from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tunney wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Nurmy throws a big elbow that misses.
Tunney preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Tunney looking to hit a scissor sweep but Nurmy is one step ahead there.
Tunney pulls Nurmy in to control the position.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Nurmy accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Nurmy missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Nurmy throwing strikes from guard but Tunney blocks nicely.
Nurmy wants to pass the guard but Tunney is keeping the position.
Tunney wants to improve his position but instead Nurmy has moved into half guard.
Tunney keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tunney desperately trying to maintain half guard.
Nurmy wants to pass to mount but Tunney is defending the position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Nurmy thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Tunney 's head.
Tunney has hold of Nurmy's hands but Nurmy slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Nurmy missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Nurmy working Tunney over with strikes.
Tunney keeping control of the leg, stopping his opponent passing to mount.
Tunney keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Tunney is trying to get back to full guard.
Nurmy thows a huge punch but Tunney dodges it nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nurmy is looking for the mount but instead finds himself back in full guard.
Tunney looking for a sweep. Not yet Tunney , not yet.
Nurmy connects with a couple of short punches.
Tunney is controlling Nurmy's posture.
Nurmy might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Nurmy postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Nurmy loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Nurmy throws a big right hand that misses.
Tunney tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Nurmy loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Nurmy with a flurry of punches that miss.
Nurmy postures up.
Nurmy with a flurry of punches that miss.
Nurmy in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Nurmy with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Tunney holds on and takes a little breather.
Nurmy in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Nurmy postures up.
Nurmy trying to control but Tunney is working from the bottom.
Nurmy postures up in Tunney 's guard and throws a big left but Tunney blocks it.
Tunney lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.


Nurmy working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Tunney doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Tunney manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Tunney stands and throws Nurmy's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Nurmy regains half guard.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Gene Tunney will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Khalabib Nurmy's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Nice sprawl there from Tunney as Nurmy shoots in.
Tunney looks to land a right hand but Nurmy moved out of range.

Nurmy looking for a takedown here - he's got it.
Nurmy postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Nurmy distracts Tunney with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Nurmy looking to pass the guard.
Tunney trying to control the position here.
Khalabib Nurmy overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Nurmy works over Tunney with some ground and pound from guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tunney preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Tunney utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Nurmy throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Tunney works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Tunney pulls Nurmy in close to prevent any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tunney is continuing to stall.
Tunney looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Nurmy missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Tunney looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Tunney managing to control the position.
Tunney wants to stand and escape but Nurmy is having none of it.
Nurmy throwing strikes from guard but Tunney blocks nicely.
Nurmy postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Nurmy throws a big right hand that misses.
Nurmy throwing strikes from guard but Tunney blocks nicely.
Tunney is adopting a defensive guard.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Nurmy fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Tunney avoids it really well and circles away.
Tunney let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.

Nurmy scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
Tunney is trying to improve his position.
Tunney dodges the ground and pound from Nurmy.
Tunney looking for a sweep but Nurmy has passed into full mount! Oh no!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nurmy is in the full mount, landing strikes.

Tunney is rocked!
Tunney is working to get back to half guard.
Tunney is still in real trouble! Can Nurmy finish him?
Nurmy cracks Tunney with a big head shot that has him covering up instantly! He's rolled onto his side and the referee has seen enough - this one is aaaaaaaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:28 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Khalabib Nurmy!
After winning the bout, Khalabib Nurmy 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: GPG 38     
Date:   Jun 16, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Tim Markovic (ranked 3291 p4p, 348 weight class) and David Taylor (ranked 2815 p4p, 310 weight class). Tim Markovic could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to David Taylor 's chin.

175 cm
23
164 lbs
6 - 3 - 0
180 cm
22
181 lbs
4 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
Decent boxing
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Tim Markovic!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, David Taylor !
The judges for this bout are Ivan Kurochkin, Aleksandr Martynov and Valeri Chadov.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Taylor throws the left hand but Markovic avoids the punch easily.
Markovic's corner calls for a 1-2. Markovic obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Markovic with a lazy takedown attempt

and Taylor counters with a nice double leg into side control. Markovic won't be happy with that.
Taylor in side control, throwing shots but Markovic defends.
Taylor working the head with strikes.
Markovic tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Taylor wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Markovic is not content to let Taylor control the position.
Taylor tries to score with some ground and pound. Markovic controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Markovic is trying to improve his position.
Taylor landing a few strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Taylor lands some shots froms side control.
Markovic dodges the ground and pound from Taylor .
Markovic wants to control but Taylor postures up.
Taylor has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Markovic taking punishment in the form of punches.
Markovic struggling a bit here.
Taylor throwing strikes but Markovic manages to buck up and roll into a nice reversal - now he's on top in side control!

Markovic goes for an armbar here - this could be all over! But no, Taylor has escaped beautifully and is now on top in side control! Oh, that's unlucky for Markovic but great work by Taylor .
My spies in Just Scrap MMA and BJJ inform me that Taylor has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Taylor lands a decent elbow from side control.
Taylor working the ground and pound.

Markovic is rocked!
Taylor is chipping away with strikes.
Oh Markovic is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Markovic tries to buck Taylor off but Taylor is having none of it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Taylor throws an elbow but Markovic slips to the side and avoids it well.
Markovic seems to have got his legs back now.
Taylor controls the position.
Taylor working the ground and pound from side control.
Taylor working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
Taylor lands a decent elbow from side control.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Markovic is not content to let Taylor control the position.
Markovic on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Taylor scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Markovic to see if he's OK.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Markovic can't do much from the bottom here.
Markovic sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Taylor with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Taylor looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Markovic with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Taylor is trying to control the action in half guard but Markovic is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.

Markovic looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Taylor 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.
Taylor sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Markovic defending well though.
Taylor working the head and body with strikes.
Taylor is thwarting Markovic's attempts to control the position.

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.
Markovic blocking the ground and pound attempt from Taylor .
Taylor thows a huge punch but Markovic dodges it nicely.
Markovic wants to control the action here but instead Taylor manages to pass to full mount!
Markovic wants to control but Taylor is having none of it.
Taylor controlling from mount.
Markovic tries to lock up and control but Taylor gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Markovic in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.
Taylor scoring with strikes but Markovic is staying in there.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Markovic tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Taylor was well out of range. Poor timing from Markovic.
A countering left hand to the body from Taylor misses.
Taylor misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Markovic.
Taylor takes a swing at Markovic's ribcage but misses.
Markovic misses with a body punch
and Taylor counters with a left to the body.
No luck for Markovic with that takedown attempt.
Markovic lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Sloppy strikes from Markovic. Those never looked like landing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Taylor swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A shot to the body from Markovic misses
and Taylor cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Markovic throws a hook but Taylor avoids it easily.
Markovic missing with a left hand there. Taylor was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Taylor looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Markovic lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Taylor connects with a right hand. Markovic shakes it off.
Markovic slips under a jab.
Markovic appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Markovic tries to land a leg kick but Taylor saw it coming and moves away.
Taylor drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Markovic defends it well.
Markovic keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Taylor .
Taylor walks into a jab.
Taylor connects with a body shot that sends Markovic's belly button to the back.
Markovic misses with a head kick.
Taylor throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Markovic throws a sloppy head kick and Taylor moves out of range easily.
Taylor steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Markovic.
A jab from Taylor misses.
Taylor has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Taylor comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Markovic fails with a takedown attempt.
Taylor let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Taylor misses the target.
Markovic misses with an uppercut. Taylor saw that one coming.
Taylor with the counter takedown but Markovic avoids it easily.
Markovic misses with an uppercut

and Taylor counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Markovic trying to control but Taylor postures up.
Taylor not doing much here.
Taylor has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Taylor fakes a shot to the body and cracks his opponent in the head. Nice ground and pound there!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Taylor lands a big shot there that rocks Markovic but he's holding on and managing to survive for now.
Markovic is trying to escape the mount.
Markovic regains half guard.
Taylor is trying to control the action in half guard but Markovic is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Markovic wants to improve his position but Taylor is controlling well.
Markovic is controlling Taylor 's position as best he can from this difficult position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Markovic is looking for a sweep. Taylor is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Markovic taking some punishment here, with Taylor in his half guard.
Markovic tries to roll over but Taylor keeps him under control.
Taylor trying to control the action but Markovic is working from the bottom.
Taylor not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Taylor looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Markovic with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Taylor trying to control from half guard but Markovic is working away.
Markovic has hold of Taylor 's hands but Taylor slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

David Taylor showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Markovic throws a jab when Taylor was well out of range.
Markovic swings for the body but Taylor moves out of range.
David Taylor seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Markovic pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Taylor tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Markovic changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Taylor tries to avoid it but Markovic manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Taylor to the ground. Taylor escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
No joy there for Markovic, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Markovic throws a head kick but Taylor moves out of range.
Taylor lands a slapping body shot.
Taylor uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Markovic.
Markovic misses with a wild body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Markovic fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Taylor manages to avoid it.
And Taylor tries to counter it with a takedown but Markovic pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Markovic stuns Taylor with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Taylor connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Nice body punch from Taylor .
Taylor uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Tim Markovic seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Taylor misses the shot to the body.
Taylor takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Taylor circles away from the clinch attempt.
Taylor ducks under a wild hook from Markovic.
Taylor with the counter takedown but Markovic avoids it easily.
Markovic misses with a straight right.
Markovic throws a head kick but Taylor moves out of range.
Taylor feints the counter takedown.
A big left from Markovic misses.
Taylor uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Markovic.
Taylor let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Markovic misses with a looping right.
Taylor now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Taylor works Markovic's body with a nice hook.
A jab from Markovic misses.
Taylor changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Taylor misses with a body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Markovic throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Taylor sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Taylor throws a lazy right hand but Markovic sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Markovic moves away from the strike by Taylor .
Taylor stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Taylor wants it to stay on the feet.
Markovic fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Taylor manages to avoid it.
Markovic slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Markovic lands with an overhand left.
Taylor takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Taylor cracks Markovic with a right hand to the side of the head.
Markovic throws a body shot but no joy.
Horrible takedown attempt by Markovic or perhaps it was just good defense by Taylor , which made it look bad.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Tim Markovic. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Markovic avoids the body shot from Taylor .

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Markovic lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Taylor takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Taylor swings for the body but Markovic moves out of range.
Markovic swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Taylor defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Markovic.
Taylor avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Markovic is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Taylor .
Taylor punishes Markovic's body with a nice straight punch.
Taylor lands a nice shot to the body.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Markovic throws a head kick but Taylor moves out of range.
Markovic keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Markovic throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Markovic throws an off balance right hand

and Taylor counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Markovic!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Taylor wants to lay and pray for a moment but Markovic keeps working.
Taylor is putting a hurting on Markovic here, landing some big shots from side control.
Taylor cracks Markovic with a big right hand but Markovic just smiles back at him and invites him to have another go.
Taylor scores with a couple of short elbows.
Taylor looks up at the clock and then as Markovic takes his cue and looks up at the clock too, Taylor smacks him right in the chops with a big elbow! How rude!
Taylor throwing shots but missing, from side control.
Markovic is not content to let Taylor control the position.
Taylor working the body and head with strikes.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to David Taylor .
I've got Taylor 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 Ivan Kurochkin scores the fight 27:30
Judge Aleksandr Martynov scores the fight 27:30
Judge Valeri Chadov scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... David Taylor !
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RATING
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Event: EFA 74 Lancaster vs Nixon     
Date:   Jun 16, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Yuji Nagata (ranked 3508 p4p, 387 weight class) and Tiago Franco (ranked 5399 p4p, 551 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

175 cm
22
169 lbs
5 - 2 - 0
180 cm
22
170 lbs
3 - 9 - 0
Decent wrestler
Excellent MT
Cardio machine
Dangerous GnP
Brawler
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Yuji Nagata !
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Tiago Franco!
The judges for this bout are Stewart Dunkirk, Gwen Towbar and Chris Downing.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Franco misses with a takedown attempt
and Nagata counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Nagata comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Franco shoots and misses
and Nagata counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Franco tries to grapple but his opponent circles
enabling Nagata to counter with a crisp jab.

Nagata feints and then winds up with a huge right hand that connects perfectly and sends Franco sprawling to the canvas! Franco rolls over backwards and springs off the cage and manages to regain his footing - how acrobatic! Oh, he's still wobbly - can Nagata finish him?!

Franco is rocked!

It looks like Tiago Franco has been cut.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Franco wants to clinch
and Nagata counters with a big right hand! Oh Franco is in trouble here! Nagata follows up with more strikes and that's it! The ref has stopped it!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:30 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Yuji Nagata !
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Event: GAMMA#715 Grigorian v Asai     
Date:   Jun 16, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Razmig Grigorian (ranked 28 p4p, 7 weight class) and Yoshihiro Asai (ranked 115 p4p, 13 weight class). Grigorian comes to the cage accompanied by Ara Gevorgyan - Artsakh. 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!

186 cm
25
193 lbs
14 - 1 - 0
172 cm
29
192 lbs
19 - 8 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Zenith Nutrition (160q/$200)



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 14 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Razmig Grigorian!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Yoshihiro Asai !
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Phil Schofield and Steven Brown.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Grigorian avoids the head kick by Asai .
Asai has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Grigorian is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Grigorian dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Asai . That did some damage!
Grigorian misses with a body kick.
Grigorian with a nice cross.
A low kick from Grigorian misses
and Asai counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
A jab from Grigorian misses.
A swing and a miss from Grigorian.
Grigorian attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
A little jabbing left from Asai on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Grigorian throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Grigorian misses with a low kick.
Asai uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Grigorian.
Asai throws a fast counter high kick but Grigorian manages to duck under it in time.
Asai misses the jab.
Grigorian misses with a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Asai displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Grigorian throws out the jab.
Asai connects with a leg kick. Grigorian looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Grigorian misses with a body shot.
It seemed like Asai was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Grigorian takes a swing at Asai 's ribcage but misses.
Asai looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Grigorian goes for a high kick. It partially lands.

It looks like Yoshihiro Asai has been cut.
Jab by Asai .
Grigorian scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Grigorian throws a lazy body kick
and Asai counters with a good low kick that Grigorian was not able to check.
A low kick from Grigorian is predictable there
and Asai counters with a thumping low kick.
Grigorian misses with a left hand
and Asai counters with a series of strikes. Grigorian will be more careful next time no doubt.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Asai swings widly with a right hand
and Grigorian connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Asai fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Grigorian manages to avoid it.
Grigorian looks to land a right hand but Asai moved out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Grigorian slips under a jab from Asai .
Asai lands a really nice looking cross but Grigorian seems unphased.
Asai throws a poor cross that misses
and Grigorian counters with a stiff right hand.
Grigorian throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Asai looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Asai pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Asai takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Asai steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Grigorian.
Asai misses with a body kick.
Grigorian just misses with a punch to the body.
Asai misses the jab.
Grigorian connects with a looping right hand.
Grigorian's jab looks to have found its range, popping Asai under the eye.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Grigorian takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Grigorian thows a leg kick but Asai checks it
and Asai counters with a stiff right hand.
Asai throws a combination that misses
and Grigorian counters with a nice uppercut.
Grigorian connects with a body shot.
Grigorian listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Asai lands a glancing blow to the side of Grigorian's head.
Asai takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Grigorian lands a leg kick that knocks Asai off balance momentarily.
Grigorian motions for Asai to come forward. Grigorian throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.

Grigorian gets in close and instigates a clinch.
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!
Grigorian misses with some punches.
Grigorian misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Grigorian manages to break the clinch.
Razmig Grigorian seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Grigorian waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Asai .
Asai looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Grigorian avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A low kick from Grigorian misses
and Asai cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Asai on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Grigorian. Grigorian obviously looking to wear him down.
Grigorian shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Grigorian takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Grigorian lands a nice looking body shot.
Asai throws a hook but Grigorian blocks it.
A slow jab from Grigorian misses its intended target.
Grigorian lands with a right hand.
A solid body kick from Grigorian.
Asai lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Grigorian circles away quickly and effectively.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Razmig Grigorian dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Yoshihiro Asai 's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Grigorian connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Grigorian throws a head kick that misses.
Asai cracks the inside of Grigorian's front leg.
Grigorian misses with a low kick.
Grigorian fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Asai is out of range.
A jab from Asai misses.
Grigorian lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Asai attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
I was talking to Grigorian's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Grigorian misses with a punch on the inside.
Grigorian cracks Asai with a nice body shot.
A head punch on the inside from Grigorian fails to land.

Asai breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Grigorian is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Grigorian tries to clinch up.
Grigorian connects with a body shot.
Grigorian tries to close the distance and clinch but Asai swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Nice body kick from Grigorian.
Grigorian closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Jab by Grigorian.
Asai blocks the body kick.
Asai on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Asai feints a jab promting Grigorian to slip. Asai then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Grigorian slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Asai lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Grigorian backs up against the cage.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Grigorian uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Asai .

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Grigorian finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Asai ! But no joy.
Asai keeps Grigorian at a distance using the push kick.
Grigorian throws a looping overhand right but Asai ducks down to avoid it.
Asai lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Grigorian scores with a leg kick.
Grigorian throws a sloppy body shot
and Asai counters with a straight right hand.
Nice uppercut lands for Asai . That snapped Grigorian's head back.
Grigorian moves into range and connects with a jab.
Grigorian is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Grigorian lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
A clash of legs there as Asai blocks the low kick.
Asai 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.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Grigorian just misses with a punch to the body.
Asai throws a hook to the side of Grigorian's head but Grigorian sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Grigorian was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Grigorian 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.
Asai avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Asai steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Asai connects with a leg kick. Grigorian looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Asai 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.
Grigorian works the jab nicely.
Asai scores with a nice strike.
Asai fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Grigorian has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Grigorian tries to clinch there but Asai circles away.
Asai keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Asai feints a counter leg kick.
Grigorian throws a big shot that misses.
Asai throws a hook but Grigorian blocks it.
Razmig Grigorian is winning the standup battle so far.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Grigorian throws a lazy uppercut
and Asai connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Grigorian is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Asai .
Grigorian misses with a right hand
and Asai counters with a straight right hand.
Jab, jab by Grigorian - just one landing.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Asai lands with a slapping head kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Grigorian. Asai does a little dance to reset his feet.
Grigorian throws a lazy head kick
and Asai counters with a straight right hand.
Grigorian tries to work over Asai 's front leg with a kick but Asai checks it.
Asai misses with a straight right.
Grigorian swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
A head kick misses from Asai .
Grigorian with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A jab from Grigorian finds it's way through Asai 's defenses.
Grigorian throws a series of punches but Asai avoids them all with ease.
Asai is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Asai throws the left hand but Grigorian avoids the punch easily.
Grigorian fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Asai on the side of the head.
Grigorian misses with a body kick.
Grigorian throws a leg kick
and Asai counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Grigorian takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Asai lets loose with a powerful body kick. Grigorian will feel that in the morning.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Grigorian tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Asai is able to avoid easily.
Asai moves out of range of the strikes.
Asai misses with a hook.
Asai scores with a leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Asai feints a jab promting Grigorian to slip. Asai then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Grigorian slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Grigorian tries to grapple but his opponent circles
letting Asai counter with a right hand.
Grigorian throws a hook but Asai blocks it.
Asai looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
Grigorian cracks the inside of Asai 's front leg.
Asai jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Grigorian throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Grigorian throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Asai scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Asai moves out of range of the leg kick from Grigorian.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Asai scores with a leg kick.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Grigorian swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Grigorian missing with a left hand there. Asai was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Grigorian moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromAsai .
Grigorian misses with a series of wild punches.
Good standup being displayed there by Asai as he connects with a hook.
Grigorian throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Asai counters with a head kick. That will keep Grigorian thinking before he tries any more sloppy attacks!
Grigorian throws an off balance right hand
and Asai counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Grigorian swinging wildly here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Asai takes one on the button.
Asai throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Grigorian sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Asai fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Grigorian has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Asai misses the shot to the body.
Grigorian slips a straight right by Asai .
A bone on bone clash there as Asai blocks the leg kick.
Asai only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Asai bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Grigorian paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Asai waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Grigorian.
Asai takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Asai gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Asai with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Grigorian to score with a decent uppercut.
Asai avoids the body shot from Grigorian.
A little jabbing left from Asai on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Grigorian looks to score with a jab to the body but Asai is just out of range.
Grigorian throws a right hand that misses
and Asai counters with a body kick that stops Grigorian in his tracks momentarily.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Grigorian moves forwards but Asai connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Asai uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Grigorian.
Asai swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Asai cracks Grigorian with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Asai takes a jab right on the kisser.
Grigorian fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Asai .
Grigorian moves into range and lands a nice body kick.

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 Razmig Grigorian.
Well Grigorian 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 William Gold scores the fight 29:29
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 30:27
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Razmig Grigorian!

Our winner, Razmig Grigorian, 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: GC 217     
Date:   Jun 16, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Bronson Hughes (ranked 621 p4p, 72 weight class) and Balbus Michael (ranked 1038 p4p, 116 weight class). Hughes comes to the cage accompanied by Slam - By: Onyx. 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.

170 cm
30
154 lbs
13 - 7 - 0
178 cm
30
150 lbs
17 - 10 - 0
Good wrestling
Great elbows
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Bronson Hughes!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Balbus Michael!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Franklin, Stewart Dunkirk and Cecil Peabody.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Michael will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Michael dodges the punch combination from Hughes.
Hughes moves out of range as Michael strikes.
Hughes drops down looking for a counter takedown but Michael sprawls and moves away.
Michael slips a jab and a cross from Hughes.
Hughes throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Hughes misses with the body kick
and Michael counters with a stiff right hand.
Hughes drops his hands momentarily and Michael takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Hughes looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Michael jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Hughes swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Michael counters with a stiff right hand.
Nice uppercut lands for Michael. That snapped Hughes's head back.
Hughes looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Michael keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Michael uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hughes.
Hughes takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hughes throws a body shot but no joy.
Hughes pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Hughes walks into a left hand.
Michael lands with a cross.
Michael motions for Hughes to come forward. Michael throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Hughes half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hughes bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Michael scores with a kick to the midsection.
Hughes has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Michael finds it's way round the side to connect with Hughes's head.
Hughes missing with a left hand there. Michael was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Michael 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.
Hughes throws a hook but Michael blocks it.
Michael throws a leg kick but Hughes checks it.
Michael fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Michael throws a low kick but it's checked well by Hughes.
Michael with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
A nice inside leg kick there by Michael. That's going to slow Hughes down.
Hughes throws a leg kick but Michael sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Michael is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Hughes had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into p‚tť.
Michael misses with a low kick.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Hughes, right into the meat.
Michael scoring well with a low kick there.
Michael takes one to the side of the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Hughes staying out of range there.
Michael displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Hughes.
Despite the aggression on Michael's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Hughes is really struggling to find his range with his punches. Michael's reach advantage is clearly causing him problems.
Hughes uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Michael.
Hughes feinted with a counter takedown.
Hughes misses with a right hand
and Michael counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Michael has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Michael fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Hughes scores with a head kick. Michael tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Michael throws a nice outside leg kick.
Hughes has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Michael.
Hughes takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Michael tries to land a front kick but Hughes steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Michael fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Michael throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Hughes misses with a low kick.
Hughes scores with a nice head shot.
Hughes throws a series of punches but Michael moves out of range.
Michael tries a quick counter leg kick but Hughes is wise to it.
Michael scores with a body shot.
Michael lands the left hand.
Hughes throws a hook but Michael avoids it easily.
That kick from Michael tenderised Hughes's leg. Hughes is trying to keep his angry face on.
Hughes keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Michael lands a lovely overhand right.
Michael slips a straight right by Hughes.
Hughes lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Hughes.
Michael slips a jab from Hughes.
Hughes fails with a takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Bronson Hughes. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Hughes is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Michael.
Michael doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Bronson Hughes seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Hughes has managed to clinch.
Hughes creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Michael's defenses.
Michael landing knees to the body.
Hughes misses with some punches.
Hughes tries for a takedown but Michael manages to get underhooks.
Michael working aggressively here.
Hughes swings wildly with an uppercut but Michael uses good head movement to avoid it.
Michael lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Michael stalling in the clinch.
Hughes stalling.
A short body shot lands from Michael as the two fighters clinch.
Michael tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Hughes avoids it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Michael scores with a shot to the side of Hughes's head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Michael blocks an elbow strike from Hughes.
Michael lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Hughes backwards.
Michael tries to land knees in the clinch but Hughes avoids the damage to the body.
Hughes throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Michael pressing his opponent against the cage.
Hughes is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Michael misses with a punch on the inside.
Michael is pushing Hughes up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Michael lands with a short shot to the head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
Hughes lands an elbow that stopped Michael in his tracks for a moment.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Michael lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Hughes circles away quickly and effectively.
Hughes throws a series of punches but Michael avoids them all with ease.
Michael throws a nice outside leg kick.
Hughes throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Michael counters with a stiff right hand.
Hughes looks to throw the jab but Michael is out of range.
Hughes lands with an uppercut that bounces Michael off the cage and back into range.
Michael wants to slow Hughes down by chopping away at his legs.
A lazy left from Hughes finds it's target.
Hughes tries to close the distance and clinch but Michael swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Hughes takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Michael misses with a body shot.
Michael misses with a few strikes there.
Hughes feinted with a counter takedown.
Hughes tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Michael is looking to score with low kicks.
Hughes loads up on a big right hand but Michael slips the punch.
A little jabbing left from Michael on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Michael throws a hook to the side of Hughes's head but Hughes sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Hughes takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Hughes finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Michael lands an overhand right.
Hughes paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Michael cracks the inside of Hughes's front leg.
Michael moves away from the strike by Hughes.
Hughes throws a shot from downtown. Michael moves away and avoids it.
Hughes circles away from the clinch attempt.
Balbus Michael is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Hughes takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Hughes misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Hughes misses with a hook. Michael ducked under it nicely.
Michael chopping away at his opponent's legs.

Hughes is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Michael's half guard.
Michael is looking to control Hughes's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Michael avoid being mounted?
Michael is looking for a sweep. Hughes is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

Michael actively working from the bottom here.
Hughes is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Michael is pressing down on Hughes's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Michael keeping moving, preventing Hughes from controlling successfully.
Hughes postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Hughes trying to control but Michael is working from the bottom.
Michael wants to sweep here but Hughes controlling him for the moment.
Hughes throws an elbow that misses. Michael uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Hughes's guard. Nice move by Michael!

Michael has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Hughes has Michael pulled in close to control his posture.

Michael drops back for a leg but he's not going to get it - he lets go and Hughes dives on top into guard.


That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hughes wants to control from the top but Michael keeps moving.

Hughes got a little sloppy there for a moment and Michael has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Hughes has managed to get both his arms back between Michael's legs - danger averted.
Hughes scoring with some ground and pound.

Michael is active off his back here, looking for submissions.

Michael looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Hughes wants to control from the top but Michael keeps moving.
Hughes keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Michael's head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hughes throws a big elbow that misses.
Michael wants to stand and escape but Hughes is having none of it.

Michael had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Hughes defends it easily.
Hughes distracts Michael with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Hughes postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Hughes working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Hughes lands a couple of elbows.

Michael is looking for a triangle but Hughes pushes his legs off easily.

Michael had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Hughes defends it easily.
Michael can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Hughes controls the pace.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Bronson Hughes 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.


Michael lands a jab.
A nice inside leg kick there by Michael. That's going to slow Hughes down.
Michael lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Michael fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Hughes throws a shot from downtown. Michael moves away and avoids it.
Michael fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Hughes has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Michael throws out a leg kick but Hughes moves out of range and Michael only half commits.
Michael keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Hughes.
Hughes rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Michael counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Hughes thinking.
Hughes fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Michael manages to avoid it.
Michael throws a nice looking combination but Hughes bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Hughes has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Michael.
Hughes shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Michael eats them both and turns towards Hughes to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hughes walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
A slow jab from Michael misses its intended target.
Michael tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Hughes manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Hughes tries to bum rush Michael with a series of wild strikes but Michael uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
It seemed like Michael was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Balbus Michael seems to be getting the better of the standup.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hughes misses with a hook.
Michael connects with a looping right hand.
Hughes tries to clinch there but Michael circles away.
Hughes throws an off balance right hand
and Hughes takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Michael looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Hughes slips a jab and a cross from Michael.
Hughes misses with a straight left.
Michael throws a leg kick but Hughes checks it.
Hughes throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Michael cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Michael misses with a looping right.
Hughes throws a body shot but no joy.
The crowd cheers as Michael lands an impressive looking overhand right. Hughes doesn't seem phased though.
A jab lands there for Michael.
Michael ducks under a wild hook from Hughes.
A telegraphed right hand from Hughes misses the target.
Hughes looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Michael has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Hughes.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Michael with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Michael bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hughes pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Hughes has his takedown stuffed
and Michael counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Hughes is looking to slow Michael down with leg kicks.
Michael checks a leg kick nicely.
Hughes swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Michael with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Michael misses with an uppercut. Hughes saw that one coming.
Michael throws an overhand right that lands on Hughes's shoulder, as Hughes tries to avoid the shot.
Hughes slips a jab from Michael.
Hughes tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Michael swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Michael paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Hughes 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.
Michael pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Hughes is looking to counter with head kicks.
Hughes shoots in and drives through. Michael sprawls well.
Michael was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
The fighters circling - Michael throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Michael scores with a leg kick.
Hughes lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hughes misses with a hook
and Michael connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Michael misses the jab.
Michael ducks under a wild hook from Hughes.
A swing and a miss from Michael.
Michael missing with a left hand there. Hughes was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Hughes connects with a leg kick. Michael looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
A big left from Hughes misses.
Michael lands a nice leg kick that just misses Hughes's sensitive parts.
Hughes takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Hughes tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Michael swivels and escapes.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Bronson Hughes. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Hughes thows a left - swing and a miss!
Michael looks to throw the jab but Hughes is out of range.
Hughes attempts a counter takedown but Michael avoids it well and moves away.
Hughes blocks a jab.
Hughes throws a looping overhand right but Michael ducks down to avoid it.
Hughes fails with a takedown attempt.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hughes tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Michael is able to avoid easily.
Michael moves out of range as Hughes strikes.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Michael, right into the meat.
Hughes uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Michael.
Hughes misses with an uppercut. Michael saw that one coming.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hughes blocks a jab.
Michael displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Hughes.
That kick from Michael tenderised Hughes's leg. Hughes is trying to keep his angry face on.
Hughes throws a big shot that misses.
Michael scores with a head kick.

Michael instigates a clinch.
Michael is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Hughes is defending well for now.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Hughes misses with an elbow strike.
Hughes tries to throw a body punch but Michael avoids it by throwing Hughes back against the cage.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Hughes walks into a straight right hand from Michael.
Hughes's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Michael connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Hughes scrambles back to his feet.
Hughes shoots in for a takedown but Michael shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Michael stuns Hughes with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Michael fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Hughes checks it well.
Michael avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Michael misses with a straight right.
Hughes rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Michael counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Michael scores with a hook to the body. Hughes takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Michael scoring well with a low kick there.
Hughes avoids a punch combination nicely.
Michael scores with a nice head shot.
Michael wants to land a leg kick but Hughes is out of range.
Michael takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Michael finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Michael misses with a few strikes there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hughes is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Michael throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
A jab from Michael misses.
Michael throws the left hand but Hughes avoids the punch easily.
Hughes tries a head kick but it misses.
Michael throws a leg kick which misses Hughes's front leg but catches the back leg as Hughes tries to avoid it.
Michael fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Hughes on the side of the head.
A big left from Hughes misses.
Hughes misses with a left hand
and Michael counters with a straight right hand.
Michael throws a body shot but no joy.
Michael jabs at Hughes's body.
Hughes throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Michael scores with a punch to the head.
Michael slaps away a takedown attempt from Hughes, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Hughes misses with an uppercut. Michael saw that one coming.
Michael shapes to counter with a head kick.
Hughes throws a jab when Michael was well out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A decent looking cross lands there for Hughes.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Michael scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Hughes thows a leg kick but Michael checks it
and Michael counters with a slapping leg kick.
Michael throws a lazy right hand but Hughes sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Hughes misses with a low kick as Michael jumps back.
Michael throws a counter combo.
Michael ducks under a wild hook from Hughes.
Michael uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hughes.
Hughes is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Hughes throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Good work by Michael as he checks the leg kick.
Nice cross by Michael.
Hughes throws a head kick that Michael semi-blocks.
Michael throws a series of punches but Hughes avoids them all with ease.
Hughes drops down looking for a counter takedown but Michael sprawls and moves away.
Michael looks to land a right hand but Hughes moved out of range.
Hughes tries a head kick but it misses.
Michael scores with a head kick. Hughes tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Hughes slips under a jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Michael misses with a two punch combination.
Hughes tries to clinch up.
Hughes looks to score with a jab to the body but Michael is just out of range.
Hughes with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Michael slips under a jab.
Michael scores with a body shot.
Hughes misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Hughes misses with a hook
and Michael counters with a slapping leg kick.
Michael connects with a leg kick. Hughes looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Michael throws a leg kick but Hughes sees it coming and moves out of range.
Michael waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Hughes.
Michael lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Hughes keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Michael.
Michael avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Hughes throws out a loose jab but Michael uses good head movement to avoid it.
It seemed like Michael was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Hughes blocks a leg kick.
Michael steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hughes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Michael throws a right and a left that Hughes avoids nicely.
Michael throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Hughes dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Michael. That did some damage!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Michael tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Hughes manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hughes. Michael does a little dance to reset his feet.
Michael thuds a left hand into Hughes's body.
Hughes jabs at Michael's body.
Hughes avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Michael tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Michael just manages to avoid a counter high kick fromHughes.
Michael will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Hughes throws a series of punches but Michael moves out of range.
Michael scores with a nice strike.
A big left from Hughes misses.
Michael fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Hughes swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Hughes scores with a leg kick.
Hughes throws a hook but Michael blocks it.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Balbus Michael dominated that fourth round.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!


Michael misses with a series of wild punches.
Hughes misses with a straight right.
Hughes missing with a left hand there. Michael was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Hughes throws a shot from downtown. Michael moves away and avoids it.
Hughes connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Michael fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hughes manages to avoid it.
Michael buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Michael's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
The fighters circle momentarily. Hughes darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
A punch combination from Michael misses.
Michael misses with a double jab.
Michael keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hughes misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Michael lands with a good body shot.
Hughes misses with a looping right.
Michael cracks Hughes with a good jab.
Hughes misses with a head kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hughes misses with an uppercut. Michael saw that one coming.
Hughes looks to land a right hand but Michael moved out of range.
Nice uppercut lands for Hughes. That snapped Michael's head back.
Crunch! Michael slams his shin into Hughes's torso.
Michael lands a nice looking body shot.
Michael lands with a nice body punch.
A punch combination from Michael misses.
Michael scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Hughes throws a head kick that misses
letting Michael counter with a right hand.
Hughes throws a lazy uppercut
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
An inside leg kick lands from Michael.
Hughes misses with a series of wild punches.
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.
Michael blocks a low kick nicely.
Michael looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Hughes!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hughes misses with a telegraphed body shot
enabling Michael to counter with a crisp jab.
Hughes swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Michael scores with a slapping inside leg kick.

Michael rushes Hughes and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Hughes misses with a hook to the ribs.
Hughes creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Hughes misses with an elbow over the top.
Hughes misses with a knee strike.
Michael leaning against his opponent.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Michael takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Michael lands a hook to the side of the head.
Balbus Michael seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Michael lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Hughes backwards.
Michael scores with a shoulder strike.
Hughes looking to stall.
Still in the clinch, Hughes scores with a nice short uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Michael avoids a wild elbow strike from Hughes.
Michael gets underhooks to prevent Hughes's takedown attempt.
Michael lands a right hand.
A shot in the inside from Michael.
Hughes swings wildly with an uppercut but Michael uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hughes throws an elbow that misses.
Michael avoids the elbow strike from Hughes, against the cage.
Michael blocks the elbow strike.
Michael avoids a wild elbow strike from Hughes.
Michael blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Hughes misses with an elbow over the top.
Michael is stalling here.
Hughes misses with some punches.
Bronson Hughes has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Balbus Michael 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.
Hughes blocks an uppercut.
Hughes is trying to maintain a safe position but Michael gets an underhook and turns Hughes into the cage.
Hughes blocks a punch to the side of the head.

Hughes turns his hips and lands a very nice judo throw into side control!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Michael manages to work his way to half guard, despite Hughes's best efforts.
Michael is trying to control but can't.
Hughes misses with a head shot. Michael uses the momentum to regain guard.
Hughes cracks Michael with a solid left hand.

Michael has his feet on Hughes's hips. He pushes off and gets to his feet. Nice work.
Hughes chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Michael can pounce on him.
Hughes throws a hook to the side of Michael's head but Michael sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Daniel Franklin scores the fight 46:49
Judge Stewart Dunkirk scores the fight 45:50
Judge Cecil Peabody scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Balbus Michael!

Balbus Michael is the new featherweight champion!
Balbus Michael was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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Event: GAMMA#714 Kruger v Pagnozzi     
Date:   Jun 16, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Jiri Sayonara (ranked 176 p4p, 22 weight class) and Fujiwara Tsuyoshi (ranked 470 p4p, 52 weight class). Sayonara's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Edge Of The Blade. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

178 cm
33
138 lbs
24 - 13 - 1
172 cm
32
149 lbs
23 - 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 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 13 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jiri Sayonara!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Fujiwara Tsuyoshi!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Timothy Bukovac and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Tsuyoshi pushing out the jab but it's not landing.

Tsuyoshi instigates a clinch.
Sayonara tries for a takedown. No joy.
Tsuyoshi misses with an elbow strike.
Tsuyoshi misses with a hook to the ribs.
Sayonara tries to score a body lock takedown but Tsuyoshi shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Tsuyoshi goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

Sayonara has double underhooks and is working for a body lock takedown. He's got it. The fighters land in half guard but Tsuyoshi regains guard immediately.
Sayonara postures up.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sayonara trying to control but Tsuyoshi is working from the bottom.
Tsuyoshi 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.
Tsuyoshi preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Tsuyoshi is controlling Sayonara's posture.
Tsuyoshi 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.
Tsuyoshi bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Sayonara's guard.

Sayonara 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.
Sayonara looking to control.
Tsuyoshi won't allow Sayonara to sweep him here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sayonara is working hard here to advance position.
Sayonara is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Tsuyoshi trying to control the position from guard on top but Sayonara is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Tsuyoshi has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Sayonara is landing a low percentage of strikes.
A shot to the liver by Sayonara. Beautiful body shot.
Sayonara ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Tsuyoshi.
Fujiwara Tsuyoshi is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Sayonara misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Tsuyoshi tries to clinch up.
Sayonara takes a swing at Tsuyoshi's ribcage but misses.
Tsuyoshi scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Sayonara is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Sayonara misses with a wild body shot.
Tsuyoshi with a body punch. A glancing blow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sayonara throws a hook but Tsuyoshi avoids it easily.
Tsuyoshi displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Tsuyoshi thows a left - swing and a miss!
Sayonara misses with a two punch combination.

Tsuyoshi tries to sprawl but Sayonara drives through with a takedown into half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Tsuyoshi keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Tsuyoshi is looking for a sweep. Sayonara is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Sayonara not doing much here.
Sayonara not landing any meaningful shots this time.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tsuyoshi trying to control here.
Tsuyoshi makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Tsuyoshi.
Tsuyoshi is pulling down on Sayonara's head to control his posture.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Sayonara accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Sayonara really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Tsuyoshi seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Fujiwara Tsuyoshi will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action!


Sayonara takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Tsuyoshi throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Sayonara.

Sayonara shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Tsuyoshi napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Tsuyoshi can't do much from the bottom here.
Tsuyoshi tries to buck Sayonara off but Sayonara is having none of it.
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tsuyoshi struggling a bit here.
Sayonara throwing shots but missing, from side control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tsuyoshi manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Sayonara working the head and body with strikes.
Tsuyoshi is staying active underneath Sayonara, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Sayonara thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Tsuyoshi's head.
Tsuyoshi is trying to control but can't.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Tsuyoshi keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Sayonara missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Tsuyoshi trying to control here but he's found himself mounted! Oh no!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sayonara sends his fist crashing into the mat - the crowd let out a collective ooooooh. Let's hope he's not broken it!
Sayonara misses with a head shot.
Tsuyoshi is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Tsuyoshi wriggling around on the bottom manages to avoid the strikes thrown by Sayonara.
Tsuyoshi is trying desperately to improve position.
Sayonara thuds his fist into the canvas! Oooouch!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tsuyoshi is trying to escape the mount.
Tsuyoshi blocking the ground and pound.
Tsuyoshi is working to get back to half guard.
Tsuyoshi in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tsuyoshi tries to hold on but Sayonara pushes him away.
Tsuyoshi is trying to avoid being dragged into an even worse position than he's already in but Sayonara is staying active.
Sayonara looking to finish with strikes here!
Tsuyoshi bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!
Tsuyoshi trying to control but Sayonara is working from the bottom.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:59 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Jiri Sayonara!
Jiri Sayonara thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: EFA 73 Vasilevskiy vs jurmu     
Date:   Jun 09, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Joe Foreman (ranked 1023 p4p, 111 weight class) and Jake Sekany (ranked 1924 p4p, 212 weight class). Sekany has chosen John Fogerty-Centerfield as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

190 cm
21
235 lbs
6 - 1 - 0
195 cm
22
287 lbs
8 - 12 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
Counter fighter
Good gas tank

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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 6 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Joe Foreman !
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jake Sekany!
The judges for this bout are Steven Brown, James Atkins and Richard Clark.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A low kick from Sekany is predictable there

and Foreman counters with a nice right hand that sends Sekany toppling to the canvas! Sekany scrambles and gets back to his feet - can Foreman finish him?!

It looks like Jake Sekany has been cut.
Sekany fails to land the takedown.
Foreman is looking to counter punch.
Sekany misses with a head kick.
Sekany shoots in for a takedown but Foreman shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Sekany on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Sekany thows a leg kick but Foreman checks it
and Foreman counters with a huge left! Sekany is in big trouble! He's backing up but Foreman isn't giving him chance to recover. Under a barage of punches the ref has to step in to save Sekany from any more damage. A dominating finish by Foreman !

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:44 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Joe Foreman !
The defeated Jake Sekany had this to say: 'Complete bullshit I could throw a ball at every judge, complete idiots. My opponent got lucky and I will be back. I never quit, I am like herpes, I go away but I just comeback stronger...'.
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RATING
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Event: GAMMA#713 Defoe v Okah 2     
Date:   Jun 09, 2018

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Donsone De (ranked 182 p4p, 29 weight class) and Ed Ruth (ranked 481 p4p, 77 weight class). Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!

De
vs
Ruth
190 cm
27
224 lbs
13 - 4 - 0
185 cm
30
213 lbs
21 - 10 - 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 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Donsone De!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ed Ruth!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Percy O'Donnell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ruth lands a glancing blow to the side of De's head.
De has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Xtreme MMA in the buildup to the fight.
Ruth uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from De.
Ruth doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
De takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Ruth takes a jab right on the kisser.
Ruth throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
De lands a high kick!
Ruth takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Good leg kick by De there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
De throws a sloppy body shot
and Ruth counters with a lovely straight right hand!
The crowd cheers as De lands an impressive looking overhand right. Ruth doesn't seem phased though.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A lazy left from De finds it's target.
Ruth throws a jab but it's blocked by De.
Ruth avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
De misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
It seemed like Ruth was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
De throws a head kick that Ruth semi-blocks.
De scores with a jab to the head.
De blocks a jab.
De ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Ruth moves away.
De throws a low kick but it's checked well by Ruth.
A little jabbing left from Ruth on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.

De clinches with his opponent.

Ruth breaks from the clinch.
De loads up on a big right hand but Ruth slips the punch.

Ruth feints and as De raises his hands in defense, Ruth changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.
De 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.
De is working hard here to advance position.
Ruth missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
De 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.
De controls Ruth momentarily but Ruth frees himself.
De keeping moving, preventing Ruth from controlling successfully.
Ruth stands up over De, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now De is on top in guard.

This has been an exciting period of action!
Ruth looking for a sweep. Not yet Ruth, not yet.
De is working Ruth over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
De postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
De throwing strikes from guard but Ruth blocks nicely.
De postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Ruth is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ruth 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.
De with a flurry of punches that miss.
Ruth pulls De in close to his closed guard and prevents De from doing any damage or advancing position.
De stands and throws Ruth's legs to the side, diving into side control.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Ruth stops De from passing to mount.
De looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Ruth is avoiding damage well.
De throws an elbow but Ruth slips to the side and avoids it well.
De lands a decent elbow from side control.
A bit of a lull in the action here.
The strikes coming from De are missing the target in this wave of attacks.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
De throwing strikes but missing, from side control.
De wants to control but Ruth is keeping him busy.
Ruth can't do much from the bottom here.
Ruth managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by De.
Ruth struggling a bit here.
De lands a nice forearm strike.
De wants to lay and pray for a moment but Ruth keeps working.
De lands a nice forearm strike.
Ruth is trying to control De's posture but De avoids it.
De tries to land with some ground and pound but misses.
Ruth manages to work his way to half guard, despite De's best efforts.
De not landing any meaningful shots this time.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


De closes this distance looking for a takedown but Ruth circles away.
Ruth now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
De throws a right and a left that both miss.
Nice defenses there by Ruth.
Ruth swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Ruth takes a swing at De's ribcage but misses.
Ruth just manages to avoid a counter high kick fromDe.
Ruth lands with a hook. De tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
De misses with a body shot.
Ruth with a hook.
Ruth moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Donsone De seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
De lands with a straight right. Ruth didn't see that one coming.

De rushes Ruth and presses him up against the cage.
Ruth blocking some punches.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
De misses with a punch on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by De as Ruth tries to tie him up.
De lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Ruth stalling the fight.
De swings wildly with an uppercut but Ruth uses good head movement to avoid it.
A head punch on the inside from De fails to land.
Ruth drops to a knee looking for a takedown but De gets the underhooks and prevents it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Ruth.
De lands a nice shot to the body.
De scores with a nice hook to the head.
De working aggressively here.
De is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Ruth can do to turn this around?
A hook to the body from De.
De throws a head punch that misses.
De tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
De lands with a left to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ruth stalling in the clinch but De improves position.
De struggles to land a body shot inside as Ruth controls his hands.
Ruth has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. De avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.

Ruth breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
De tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
It seemed like Ruth was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
De moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
De throws a jab but it's blocked by Ruth.
Ruth listening to his corner there, landing a nice 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!
De slips under a jab from Ruth.
De swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
De connects with a right hand. Ruth shakes it off.
Ruth avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Ruth throws a combination but it was largely blocked by De.
De was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Ruth defending well as De loads up on a big left hand.
It seemed like Ruth was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ruth misses with a wild combination.
A jab from Ruth misses.
Ruth ducks right into an uppercut from De.
De scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
De throws a body punch but Ruth moves out of range.
Ruth avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
De digs a good hook to Ruth's body.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from De, right into the meat.
De misses the shot to the body.
De lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
De keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Donsone De is winning the standup battle so far.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
De's jab looks to have found its range, popping Ruth under the eye.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Ruth misses with a straight right.
De fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Ruth manages to avoid it.
De fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Ruth.
De throws a hook but Ruth avoids it easily.
Ruth ducks under a wild hook from De.
A countering left hand to the body from Ruth misses.
De fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Ruth has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
A big right from Ruth misses.
De takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Ruth swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Ruth might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Ruth tests De's chin there with a solid looking shot.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Donsone De 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. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Ruth fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
De swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Ruth scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
De tries for a takedown but Ruth sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Ruth throws a body punch but De moves out of range.
De fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
De defending well as Ruth loads up on a big left hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ruth lands a nice shot to the body.
De throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Ruth avoids the head kick by De.
De swings for the body but Ruth moves out of range.
Ruth throws out a counter right but De avoids it with no problem.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ruth works the jab nicely.
A looping hook to the body misses from De. Ruth does a little dance to reset his feet.
De misses with a leg kick
and Ruth counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
De wants to clinch
and Ruth connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Ruth fakes a right and follows up with a big left that drops De to one knee - oooooh, he's wobbly! De looks to clinch but Ruth throws him off and pummels him into the canvas! De taps out under the strikes! The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:34 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Strikes). Ed Ruth!
Donsone De spoke after the fight, saying 'The only real victory are KOs, and you failed. Savor the Win, You'll know why I let you have the W, because somebody is going to get cucked by his girl with me soon. *smirks*'.
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RATING
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Event: GAMMA#713 Defoe v Okah 2     
Date:   Jun 09, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Jeff Gower (ranked 13 p4p, 4 weight class) and Ray Malenko (ranked 66 p4p, 10 weight class). Both fighters really staring each other down here, as Ray Malenko enters the cage!

165 cm
32
156 lbs
26 - 9 - 1
182 cm
34
164 lbs
28 - 12 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

Urban Fighter
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jeff Gower!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Ray Malenko!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Don Winkell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Malenko misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Gower.
Malenko misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Gower counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Malenko thinking.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Malenko 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.
Gower throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Malenko throws a body shot but no joy.
Gower tried to counter with a leg kick but Malenko avoided it.
We've been told by Gower's head coaches at Ryōzanpaku Dojo that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Gower scores with a leg kick.
A good leg kick by Gower.
Gower throws a hook to the side of Malenko's head but Malenko sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Malenko swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Gower misses with a body kick.
Malenko lands with a good body shot.
Gower takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Malenko scores with a body shot.
Malenko drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Malenko ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
The fighters circle momentarily. Gower darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Malenko misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Gower.

Gower rushes Malenko and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Malenko prevents a body shot from Gower.
Malenko drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Gower gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Gower misses with a body punch.
Gower swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A short left from Malenko.
Malenko tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Malenko softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Malenko blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Gower blocks an uppercut.
Malenko lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Gower throws a head punch that misses.
Malenko fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Malenko is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Malenko tries to throw a body punch but Gower avoids it by throwing Malenko back against the cage.
Malenko gets through Gower's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Malenko's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Gower.
Malenko fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Malenko goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Malenko takes a shot to the head.
Gower misses with a punch to the body.
Gower struggles to land a body shot inside as Malenko controls his hands.
The referee calls for Malenko to work.
Malenko scores with a hook to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Malenko lands a right hand.
Malenko looking to slow down the pace here.
Gower tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Malenko's elbow.
Gower is leaning against Malenko and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Malenko lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Gower or not.
Gower misses with the head strike.
Gower tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A nice left hand lands by Malenko.
A short body shot lands from Gower as the two fighters clinch.
Gower works on Malenko's body with a couple of short punches.
Gower misses with the head strike.
Malenko is trying to maintain a safe position but Gower gets an underhook and turns Malenko into the cage.
Gower tries to work over Malenko's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Gower lands a left hand that snaps the head of Malenko backwards.
Gower working aggressively here.
Malenko can't find room to land a body shot as Gower controls the action.
A head punch on the inside from Malenko fails to land.
Malenko is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Gower lands a nice uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Malenko tries to pull guard but Gower holds him up against the cage and eventually Malenko drops back down to his feet.
Jeff Gower has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ray Malenko.
Gower misses with a punch on the inside.
Malenko blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Malenko lands a hook to the side of the head.
Malenko throws a head punch that misses.
Gower swings wildly with an uppercut but Malenko uses good head movement to avoid it.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A shot in the inside from Gower.
Malenko has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Gower avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Gower fails to land.
Malenko lands a left hand.
Gower misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A short left from Gower.
Gower swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Malenko.
Gower gets underhooks to prevent Malenko's takedown attempt.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Gower looks to land a combination but Malenko avoids it well.
Malenko swinging wildly here.

Gower clinches up with Malenko and pushes him back against the cage.
Gower tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Malenko's elbow.
Gower can't find room to land a body shot as Malenko controls the action.
Gower goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Malenko.
Malenko blocks an uppercut.
Gower blocks an uppercut.
Malenko's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Malenko is looking to take this one to the mat.
Malenko is trying to stall.
A short uppercut from Gower.
Still in the clinch, Gower scores with a nice short uppercut.
Gower scores with a shot to the side of Malenko's head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Malenko goes for a takedown in the clinch but Gower prevents it.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Gower.
Gower swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Gower fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Gower throws a punch but it's blocked by Malenko.
A head punch on the inside from Gower fails to land.
Gower misses with a hook to the ribs.
Nice body punch from Gower.
A head punch on the inside from Malenko fails to land.
Gower misses with a short punch on the inside.
Malenko lands with a light punch inside.
Malenko tries to throw a body punch but Gower avoids it by throwing Malenko back against the cage.
Malenko is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
A left hand lands to the body for Gower.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A nice right hand lands inside from Gower.
Malenko tries to work over Gower's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Malenko misses with a punch to the body.
Gower tries to throw a body punch but Malenko avoids it by throwing Gower back against the cage.
Gower is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Malenko can do to turn this around?
A head punch on the inside from Gower fails to land.
Gower blocks an uppercut.
Gower throws a head punch that misses.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Gower.
A head punch on the inside from Gower fails to land.
Malenko taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
Gower working aggressively here.
Gower swings wildly with an uppercut but Malenko uses good head movement to avoid it.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Gower blocks an uppercut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Gower.
Gower tries to throw a body punch but Malenko avoids it by throwing Gower back against the cage.
Come on Malenko - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Malenko looking to slow down the pace here.
Gower tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Gower misses with a hook from the clinch.
Malenko displaying some good clinch control by pressing Gower up against the cage.
Gower fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Malenko lands on the inside with an uppercut.
A nice left hand lands by Gower.
Malenko misses with a short punch on the inside.
Gower misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Malenko tries to throw a body punch but Gower avoids it by throwing Malenko back against the cage.
Malenko is trying to pull guard but Gower has him pressed against the cage.
Jeff Gower has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ray Malenko.
Gower has a couple of punches blocked by Malenko.
Gower lands a body punch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Malenko misses with a hook from the clinch.

Malenko manages to pull guard.
Malenko controls Gower momentarily but Gower frees himself.
Gower looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Malenko seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Malenko misses the shot to the body.
A shot to the body from Gower misses
and Malenko counters with a right hand to the body.
Malenko fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gower manages to avoid it.
Malenko throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Malenko just misses with a punch to the body.
Malenko throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Gower counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Malenko tries to move into range but Gower moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Jeff Gower is winning the standup battle so far.
Malenko looks for a takedown but Gower sprawls well.
Gower misses with an attempted mid kick.
Gower misses with a body kick.
Gower swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Malenko throws a jab but it's blocked by Gower.
Malenko misses with a jab to the body
and Gower counters with a straight right hand.
Malenko jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Gower uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Gower tries to clinch but Malenko is having none of it.
A nice leg kick lands there from Gower.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Malenko misses the body punch
and Gower counters with a nice uppercut.
Gower connects with an inside leg kick.
Malenko takes a swing at Gower's ribcage but misses.
Malenko misses with a hook to the body
and Gower counters with a straight right hand.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Gower.
Gower misses with an attempted mid kick.
Gower feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Malenko's calf.
Gower scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Malenko doesn't seem bothered though.
Malenko swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Gower tries to counter by clinching up but Malenko breaks away and moves out of range.
Malenko scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Gower lands the left hand.
Gower cracks Malenko with a good jab.
Gower moves out of range of the strikes.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Gower misses with a body kick.
Malenko throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Gower counters with a lovely shot to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Malenko. Gower does a little dance to reset his feet.

Gower instigates a clinch.
Malenko swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Gower tries a body shot but Malenko blocks it.
Gower lands a body shot in the clinch.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Malenko.
Malenko blocks an uppercut.
Malenko lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Gower lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Gower lands with a light punch inside.
Malenko is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Malenko blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Malenko.
Gower blocks an uppercut.
Gower blocks a punch to the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Malenko blocks an uppercut.
Gower lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Malenko backwards.
Malenko lands a hook that snaps the head of Gower backwards.
Gower misses with the head strike.
Malenko misses with a hook from the clinch.
Malenko blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Malenko.
Gower tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Gower blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Malenko misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Gower can't find room to land a body shot as Malenko controls the action.

Malenko decides to pull guard.
Malenko keeping moving, preventing Gower from controlling successfully.

Gower stands and steps away. Malenko gets to his feet too and we're back to the striking game.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Malenko throws a predictable looking body shot
and Gower counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
A chopping leg kick lands by Gower.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Gower.
That kick from Gower tenderised Malenko's leg. Malenko is trying to keep his angry face on.
Malenko is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Gower rather than just go for the knockout.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Malenko looks to score with a jab to the body but Gower is just out of range.
Malenko misses with a straight right.
Malenko throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Gower quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Gower connects with a leg kick. Malenko looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Gower cracks the inside of Malenko's front leg.
Gower lands with a cross.
Malenko misses with a wild body shot.
Malenko connects with a right hand. Gower shakes it off.
Gower takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Gower lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Gower connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Jeff Gower clearly takes that round.
That's time! Back to the action!



Gower darts in and clinches Malenko up against the cage.
Gower scores with a shot to the side of Malenko's head.
Malenko fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Gower lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Malenko stalling in the clinch.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Gower.
Gower tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Malenko's elbow.
A short left from Gower.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Gower.
Malenko tries to throw a body punch but Gower avoids it by throwing Malenko back against the cage.
A body shot lands from Malenko.
Jeff Gower has scored more points in the clinch so far.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower pushes Malenko back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Gower blocks an uppercut.
Malenko stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Malenko slowing the pace effectively.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Malenko blocks it with crossed arms.
Malenko throws a punch but it's blocked by Gower.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Malenko.
Gower misses with a short punch on the inside.
Malenko tries to work over Gower's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Malenko blocks an uppercut.
Malenko scores with an uppercut up the middle.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Malenko takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Gower misses with a body punch.
Malenko effectively controlling the action here.
Malenko fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Malenko leaning against his opponent.
Malenko displaying some good clinch control by pressing Gower up against the cage.
The ref breaks the fighters up, due to lack of action by Ray Malenko.
Malenko swings and misses with a hook to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Malenko misses with an uppercut. Gower saw that one coming.
Gower throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Gower goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Gower doesn't manage to clinch there - Malenko circles away.
Gower scores with a push kick.
Malenko throws a poor cross that misses
and Gower counters with a body kick that stops Malenko in his tracks momentarily.
Malenko misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Gower counters with a leg kick.
Gower uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Malenko.
Malenko is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Gower lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Malenko ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Gower moves away.
Malenko swings for the body but Gower moves out of range.
Gower fires out a quick counter leg kick but Malenko just manages to avoid it.
Malenko takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Gower doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Gower fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Malenko.
Gower tries to clinch but Malenko is having none of it.
Gower lands a leg kick that knocks Malenko off balance momentarily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A slapping leg kick lands for Gower.
Malenko moves forwards but Gower connects with a nice, crisp jab.
A shot to the body from Malenko misses
and Gower makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Gower avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Malenko looks to land a right hand but Gower moved out of range.
Malenko misses with a shot to the body
and Gower counters with a nice kick to the body.

Malenko tries to keep at a distance but Gower has taken the fight into the clinch.
Gower tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Gower lands a nice uppercut.
Gower throws a punch but it's blocked by Malenko.

Malenko breaks from the clinch.
Gower uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Malenko has time to react.
Gower scores with a spinning back kick!
Malenko 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.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Gower dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Malenko. That did some damage!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Malenko takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
A shot to the liver by Gower. Beautiful body shot.
A slapping leg kick lands for Gower.
Gower uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Malenko.
Gower is looking to counter with head kicks.
Gower attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Malenko throws a lazy uppercut
and Gower counters with a nice low kick that buckles Malenko's knee momentarily.
Good standup being displayed there by Gower as he connects with a hook.
Gower doesn't manage to clinch there - Malenko circles away.
Gower lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Malenko lands with a good body shot.
Malenko doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Malenko misses with a hook
and Gower counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Malenko just misses with a punch to the body.
Gower darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Gower jabs Malenko to the body, keeping him at a distance.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Jeff Gower had his way with Ray Malenko in that round.
That's time! Back to the action! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Gower ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Malenko moves away.
Malenko misses the shot to the body.
A shot to the body from Malenko misses
and Malenko takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
A nice leg kick lands there from Gower.
A solid leg kick lands there for Gower.
Malenko tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Gower was well out of range. Poor timing from Malenko.
A little feinted left hand from Gower on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Gower keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

Gower rushes Malenko and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Malenko is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Gower tries a knee to the head but Malenko blocks it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower throws a head punch that misses.
Malenko lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Gower.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Gower.
Malenko digs a right hand underneath Gower's ribcage. Gower let out a lung full of air as it connected.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Malenko's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Malenko tries for a takedown. No joy.
Malenko prevents a body shot from Gower.
Gower swings wildly with an uppercut but Malenko uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gower swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A right hand to the body from Gower.
Gower softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Gower lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Malenko backwards.
Malenko has a couple of punches blocked by Gower.
Malenko misses with the head strike.
Malenko blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Malenko has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Gower.
Malenko doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Malenko misses with a punch on the inside.
Gower lands a shoulder strike.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Gower.
Gower makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Gower softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Malenko fails to land.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Gower tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Malenko scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Gower swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Gower lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Malenko backwards.
Malenko lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Gower lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Malenko backwards.
Malenko takes a shot to the head.
Gower has a couple of punches blocked by Malenko.
Malenko doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Gower scores with a hook to the body.
Malenko is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Gower.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Malenkos head.
Gower swings wildly with an uppercut but Malenko uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gower throws a punch but it's blocked by Malenko.
A head punch on the inside from Gower fails to land.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Malenko.
Gower blocks an uppercut.
Malenko throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Gowers head.
Gower swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Gower swings wildly with an uppercut but Malenko uses good head movement to avoid it.
Malenko misses with a punch to the body.
Gower goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Malenko's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Gower misses with some punches.

Malenko ties up his opponent against the cage and manages to drag the fight down to the ground. Malenko no doubt will be looking to work submissions from his guard.

Gower stands up from guard. Let's bang!
Ray Malenko has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Jeff Gower is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Gower.
Gower throws a body punch but Malenko moves out of range.
Malenko staying out of range there.
Gower scores with a kick to the body.
A telegraphed right hand from Malenko misses the target.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Malenko shoots in but Gower avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Gower connects with a good right hand that stumbles Malenko. Malenko circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Malenko throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Gower jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Malenko throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Malenko rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Gower counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Gower changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Both fighters circling a little - Gower finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
Jeff Gower showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Gower, 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 Frank Antenori scores the fight 50:45
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 50:45
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Jeff Gower!

Jeff Gower retains his lightweight title!
An out of breath Jeff Gower 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: SyFi 59     
Date:   Jun 03, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Nilo Putsok (ranked 2850 p4p, 312 weight class) and Roy Whitaker (ranked 2366 p4p, 270 weight class). Nilo Putsok has a significant reach advantage - let's see if he can make it count.

189 cm
20
175 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
177 cm
19
175 lbs
4 - 0 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Brawler
Intelligent
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Powerful

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Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Nilo Putsok!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Roy Whitaker !
The judges for this bout are Darius Henderson, Chris Dean and Ron Honeybunn.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Whitaker lands with a straight right. Putsok didn't see that one coming.

Putsok decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
Putsok lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Putsok sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Whitaker defending well though.
Putsok 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.

Putsok is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Whitaker defends it well.
Whitaker avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Putsok.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Putsok is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Whitaker is just riding it out for now. Putsok eventually gives up the hold.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Whitaker controlling the position well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Whitaker is looking for a sweep. Putsok is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Whitaker keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Nice strikes from Putsok there.
Putsok will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Putsok is thwarting Whitaker 's attempts to control the position.
Whitaker is staying active underneath Putsok, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Putsok thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Whitaker 's head.

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.
Whitaker is doing well to avoid being mounted. He's controlling the position at the moment.

Putsok is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Whitaker is just riding it out for now. Putsok eventually gives up the hold.
Putsok thows a huge punch but Whitaker dodges it nicely.
Whitaker controlling the leg, holding on to half guard.
Whitaker wants to control but Putsok is keeping busy.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Putsok tries to score a power double leg takedown but Whitaker sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Putsok somewhat.
Putsok throws a head kick but Whitaker moves out of range.
Putsok shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Whitaker as he jumps to the side.
Putsok looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Nice body punch from Whitaker .
Whitaker has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Putsok is landing a low percentage of strikes.
No luck for Putsok with that takedown attempt.
It seemed like Whitaker was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Nilo Putsok. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Putsok shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Whitaker counters with a nice uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Putsok takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Putsok on the wrong end of a nice hook.

Putsok is rocked!
Putsok shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Whitaker sprawls well. Whitaker wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Putsok gets slowly back to his feet.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Whitaker ! But no joy.
Oh Putsok is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Putsok on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Putsok is starting to get sloppy and is letting his hands down. Whitaker just took advantage and landed a stinging jab. Oh! Now a right hook, right on the button! Putsok has gone limp and this one is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:47 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Roy Whitaker !
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Event: EFA 71 Samuals vs Greene     
Date:   Jun 03, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Corey Clark (ranked 1165 p4p, 124 weight class) and Jargon Gin (ranked 2098 p4p, 212 weight class). I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!

170 cm
20
150 lbs
7 - 1 - 0
175 cm
19
155 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
Basic striking
Very quick
Decent wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

Pit Bull Development

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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 7 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Corey Clark !
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 Las Vegas, Jargon Gin!
The judges for this bout are Marco BlurstrŲm, Anni Minnemški and Ben Zyskovitsi.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gin throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

Clark is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Gin's half guard.
Clark stops Gin from getting back to his feet.

Gin manages to escape and get back to his feet!
Gin scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Clark shoots in looking for a takedown. Gin tries to sprawl out of it but Clark keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Gin manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Gin will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Nice cross by Clark .
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!
Gin misses the jab.
Clark takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Clark throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Gin sees it coming and avoids it easily.

Clark moves into range and clinches up with Gin.
Clark is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
A hook to the body from Gin.
A short left from Gin.
Gin tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Clark 's elbow.
Gin works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Gin struggles to land a body shot inside as Clark controls his hands.
Clark drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Gin gets the underhooks and prevents it.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Corey Clark . That's going to take a lot out of him.
Gin lands a nice shot to the body.
Clark is breathing heavily.
A nice left hand lands by Gin.
Gin lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Gin tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Gin prevents the takedown attempt.
Gin lands a shot to the body.
A right handed body shot lands from Gin.
Gin lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
A nice right hand lands inside from Gin.

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!
Gin lands a right hand.
Gin tries to work over Clark 's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
I was talking to Clark 's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Gin digs a right hand underneath Clark 's ribcage. Clark let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Gin lands a nice uppercut.
A right hook to the body lands for Gin.
Gin lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Clark backwards.
Clark has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Gin is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Gin is working Clark over against the cage.
Gin scores with a nice hook to the head.
Good body shot from Gin.

Gin breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Jargon Gin is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Gin lands a jab to Clark 's midsection.
Nice body kick there by Gin.
Clark closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.

Clark is rocked!

It looks like Corey Clark has been cut.
Clark needs to keep his hands up - Gin had a free shot at his head there.
Oh Clark is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!

Gin cracks Clark with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Gin has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Clark to stand back up!
Gin ducks down and throws a big overhand right - it lands flush on the jaw, knocking Clark out cold! The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Jargon Gin!
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RATING
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Event: GAMMA#712 Keenan v Ramos     
Date:   Jun 02, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Gareth Keenan (ranked 8 p4p, 1 weight class) and Tony Ramos (ranked 53 p4p, 7 weight class). Keenan's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Coming Home. Both fighter's entrance songs getting the crowd jumping here.

179 cm
31
150 lbs
23 - 4 - 3
175 cm
32
157 lbs
25 - 12 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Aspire Clothing



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 4 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gareth Keenan!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Tony Ramos !
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Frank Antenori and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Some bone on bone action there as Ramos checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Ramos misses with a hook.
Keenan is looking to chop away at Ramos 's legs.
Keenan swings widly with a right hand
and Ramos counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
A big left from Ramos misses.
Ramos connects with a good right hand that stumbles Keenan. Keenan circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Ramos uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Keenan has time to react.
Ramos throws a body shot but no joy.
Ramos misses with a looping left.
Keenan keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Keenan scores with a sloppy right hand. Ramos should have avoided that one.
Keenan throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Keenan paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Ramos takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Ramos misses with a left hand
and Keenan counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Keenan looking to land some kicks to the body here.

Ramos fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Keenan to the ground. Ramos is now in Keenan's guard.
Ramos missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ramos throws a big elbow that misses.
Ramos wants to control from the top but Keenan keeps moving.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Ramos accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Ramos controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Ramos tries to free his leg and advance position but Keenan is retaining full guard.
Keenan working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Ramos .
Ramos trying to control but Keenan is working from the bottom.
Ramos looking to sit in guard and control but Keenan gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.


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

Ramos throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Keenan to regain full guard.
Keenan has Ramos pulled in close to control his posture.
Ramos is looking to work some ground and pound but Keenan has wrist control.
Ramos postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Ramos is in close to Keenan's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Keenan keeping moving, preventing Ramos from controlling successfully.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ramos in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Keenan has Ramos pulled in close to control his posture.
Ramos preventing the sweep.
Ramos with a flurry of punches that miss.
Keenan utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Keenan keeping moving, preventing Ramos from controlling successfully.
Ramos in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Keenan holds on and takes a little breather.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Keenan looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.

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.
Keenan stuffs the takedown attempt from Ramos . Ramos gets slowly back to his feet.
Ramos throws a shot from downtown. Keenan moves away and avoids it.
Keenan was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Keenan misses with an attempted mid kick.
Keenan throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Ramos throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Keenan counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Keenan uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Keenan tries to move into range but Ramos moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Keenan ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Keenan swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Ramos throws a sloppy body shot
and Keenan counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Nice uppercut there from Ramos .
Keenan lands a body shot.
Keenan connects with a leg kick. Ramos looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Ramos looks to land a left hand but Keenan moved out of range nicely.
Ramos wants to clinch up but Keenan keeps it at a distance.
Keenan slaps away a takedown attempt from Ramos , before circling back to the center of the mat.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Tony Ramos will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Nice defenses there by Ramos .
Ramos throws a shot from downtown. Keenan moves away and avoids it.
Keenan swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Ramos takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Keenan steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Ramos .
Keenan scores with a nice right hand.
Ramos looks to land a combination but Keenan avoids it well.
Ramos slips a jab from Keenan.
Ramos missing with a left hand there. Keenan was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Ramos might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Keenan's jab looks to have found its range, popping Ramos under the eye.
Ramos misses the jab.
An attempted straight right counter from Keenan misses the target.
Keenan thows a body kick. Ramos tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Ramos lands a lovely overhand right.
Keenan avoids the body shot from Ramos .
Ramos takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Ramos closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Keenan uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Ramos .
Ramos 's corner calls for a 1-2. Ramos obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Gareth Keenan is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ramos fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Ramos takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Keenan misses with a kick to the body.
Ramos ducks right into an uppercut from Keenan.
Gareth Keenan is winning the standup battle so far.
Ramos tries to clinch but Keenan moves out of range.
Keenan swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Ramos tries to clinch but Keenan moves away
and Keenan counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Ramos moves out of range of the body kick.
Keenan explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Keenan throws a body kick that misses.
Keenan tries to move into range but Ramos moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Keenan avoids a punch combination nicely.
Ramos shoots in but Keenan avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Keenan ducks under a wild hook from Ramos .
Ramos misses with a looping left.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Ramos shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Ramos missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Tony Ramos has got the better of the ground game so far.
Ramos throwing strikes from guard but Keenan blocks nicely.
Keenan keeping moving, preventing Ramos from controlling successfully.
Keenan avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Keenan looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Keenan pulls Ramos in close to prevent any damage.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Keenan missing with a left hand there. Ramos was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Ramos feints the counter takedown.
Keenan bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Keenan ducks under a wild hook from Ramos .
A quick step to the side and Keenan tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Ramos lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Ramos shoots and misses
and Keenan connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Keenan tried to score with a low kick but Ramos checks it.
Keenan chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Ramos displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Keenan throws out the jab.
Ramos avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Keenan scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Ramos tests Keenan's chin there with a solid looking shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ramos misses the jab.
Keenan throws a body punch but Ramos moves out of range.
Ramos takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Keenan moves out of range of the strikes.
Ramos shoots in for a takedown but Keenan shows good takedown defense.
Gareth Keenan has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Tony Ramos .
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Ramos keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Ramos takes a swing at Keenan's ribcage but misses.
It looked like Keenan wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Ramos throws a right and a left that Keenan avoids nicely.
Keenan scores with a spinning back kick!
Keenan cracks a nice hook into Ramos 's ribs.
Ramos shoots in but no luck this time.
Keenan takes a swing at Ramos 's ribcage but misses.
Ramos keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Keenan.
Keenan thumps Ramos with a low kick.
Ramos scores with a crisp jab that stopped Keenan in his tracks.
Nice takedown defense from Keenan. No joy for Ramos on that attempt.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Gareth Keenan will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Keenan scoring well with a low kick there.
Keenan throws a body punch but Ramos moves out of range.
Ramos swings widly with a right hand
and Keenan counters with a nice uppercut.
A big left from Keenan misses.
A slow jab from Ramos misses its intended target.
Ramos waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Keenan.
Ramos misses with a hook
and Keenan counters with a nice uppercut.
Nice defenses there by Keenan.
Keenan lunges at Ramos with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Ramos 's hand.
Keenan smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Ramos tries to clinch up.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ramos throws a lazy uppercut
and Keenan counters with a nice body shot.
Keenan throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Ramos cracks Keenan with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Ramos throws a jab but it's blocked by Keenan.
Keenan keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ramos misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Ramos defending well as Keenan loads up on a big left hand.
Keenan slips under a jab from Ramos .
Keenan throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Ramos scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Ramos misses with a takedown attempt
and Keenan cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Ramos works Keenan's body with a nice hook.
A slow jab from Ramos misses its intended target.
Keenan thuds his shin into the meat of Ramos 's side.
Keenan ducks under a wild hook from Ramos .
Ramos smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Keenan swats away the attempt to clinch by Ramos .
Ramos throws a shot from downtown. Keenan moves away and avoids it.
Keenan swings for the body but Ramos moves out of range.
Keenan pushing out the jab but it's not landing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan scores with a punch to the head.
Ramos throws a hook to the side of Keenan's head but Keenan sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
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!
Keenan uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Ramos has time to react.
Ramos slips under a jab.
Keenan misses with an uppercut
and Ramos counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Ramos slips under a jab.
Ramos has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Ramos with a jab.
Ramos scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Nice defenses there by Keenan.
Keenan scores with a jab.
Ramos misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Keenan.
Nice shot lands for Ramos .
Keenan tries a head kick but it misses.
Ramos looks to score with a jab to the body but Keenan is just out of range.
The crowd cheers as Keenan lands an impressive looking overhand right. Ramos doesn't seem phased though.
Ramos cracks a nice hook into Keenan's ribs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan moves out of range of the strikes.
Keenan throws a body shot but no joy.
Keenan throws a looping overhand right but Ramos ducks down to avoid it.
Ramos scores with a jab to the body.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Ramos crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Keenan - the referee stops the clock and Ramos gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Keenan. Ramos manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Keenan digs a good body shot into Ramos 's ribs.
Ramos scores with a jab. Keenan acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Ramos on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Keenan. Keenan obviously looking to wear him down.
Keenan misses with a kick to the body
and Ramos counters with a stiff right hand.
Ramos dips to his left and cracks Keenan with an uppercut!
Ramos drops his hands momentarily and Keenan takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Keenan just misses with a punch to the body.
Ramos throws a shot from downtown. Keenan moves away and avoids it.
Ramos keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Keenan.
Keenan ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Keenan wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Ramos looks to land a right hand but Keenan moved out of range.
Ramos moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Keenan lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
A big right from Keenan misses.
Ramos swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Ramos throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Keenan ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Ramos moves out of range of the strikes.
A big right from Keenan misses.
A looping hook to the body misses from Ramos . Keenan does a little dance to reset his feet.
The fighters circling - Ramos throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A telegraphed right hand from Ramos misses the target.
Keenan takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Keenan swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Ramos .
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Ramos misses with a lunging right hand
letting Keenan counter with a right hand.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Keenan throws a body shot but no joy.
Ramos changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Ramos takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Ramos throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Keenan sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Keenan looks to land a right hand but Ramos moved out of range.
Keenan throws out a loose jab but Ramos uses good head movement to avoid it.
Ramos lands with a hook. Keenan tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Keenan looks to score with a jab to the body but Ramos is just out of range.

Ramos looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
Ramos wants to take a breather but Keenan is having none of it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ramos missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Keenan trying to control but Ramos postures up.
Ramos working Keenan over with strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Ramos .
Keenan regains full guard, whilst avoiding punches from Ramos .
Ramos pushing down on Keenan's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Ramos throwing shots but Keenan is blocking nicely.
Keenan is trying to control but can't.
Ramos sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Keenan defending well though.
Keenan blocking the ground and pound attempt from Ramos .
Keenan avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Ramos .

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ramos misses with a head shot. Keenan uses the momentum to regain guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Keenan utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Ramos chips away with some ground and pound.
Ramos tries to free his leg and advance position but Keenan is retaining full guard.
Keenan pulls Ramos in close to prevent any damage.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Keenan throws a body punch but Ramos moves out of range.
Ramos throws a lazy right hand but Keenan sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Jab, jab by Ramos - just one landing.
Keenan fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Ramos has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ramos slips a straight right by Keenan.
Ramos throws the left hand but Keenan avoids the punch easily.
Keenan connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Ramos takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Ramos jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Ramos with a hook.
Ramos shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Keenan but Keenan pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Keenan leaves Ramos with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
A swing and a miss from Keenan.
Ramos connects with a single shot there.
Keenan staying out of range there.
Ramos moves in looking to clinch but Keenan pushes him off.
Keenan misses with a straight left.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan defending well as Ramos loads up on a big left hand.
A slow jab from Keenan misses its intended target.
Ramos moves out of range of the body kick from Keenan.
Ramos throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Keenan counters with a nice low kick that buckles Ramos 's knee momentarily.
Keenan cracks the inside of Ramos 's front leg.
A looping hook to the body misses from Keenan. Ramos does a little dance to reset his feet.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Ramos changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Keenan tries to avoid it but Ramos manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Keenan to the ground. Keenan escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Gareth Keenan has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Tony Ramos .
Keenan uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Ramos .
Keenan misses with an attempted mid kick.
Keenan is looking to land body kicks.
Ramos has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Keenan.
Ramos misses with a looping right.
An attempted straight right counter from Keenan misses the target.
Ramos on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Keenan. Keenan obviously looking to wear him down.
Ramos throws a lazy uppercut
and Keenan counters with a stiff right hand.
Keenan throws a low kick, looking for Ramos 's leg but Ramos calmly moves out of range.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Tony Ramos will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. And we move into the final round!


Ramos moves out of range as Keenan strikes.
Ramos is looking to clinch but Keenan is avoiding it.
It looked like Keenan wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Keenan throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Ramos on the side of the head.
Keenan lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Keenan swats away the attempt to clinch by Ramos .
Keenan misses with a wild body shot.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Keenan 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 Ramos has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Ramos and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Keenan connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Ramos takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ramos pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Keenan lands with a straight right. Ramos didn't see that one coming.
Ramos works the jab nicely.
A swing and a miss from Keenan.
Ramos fails in his attempt to clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ramos is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Keenan.
Ramos waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Keenan.
Ramos ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Ramos throws a hook but Keenan avoids it easily.
Ramos has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Keenan.
Ramos shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Keenan as he jumps to the side.
Keenan throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Keenan slips under a jab.
Ramos takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Keenan throws a leg kick that is checked
and Ramos counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Ramos misses with a looping right.
Keenan lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Keenan looks to land a right hand but Ramos moved out of range.
Keenan looks to land a left hand but Ramos moved out of range nicely.
Ramos tries to counter with a clinch but Keenan shakes him off and moves away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ramos fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Ramos tries to clinch but Keenan is having none of it.
Keenan throws a low kick but Ramos avoids it.
Keenan lands with a hook. Ramos tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Keenan looks to throw the jab but Ramos is out of range.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Ramos throws a lazy uppercut
and Ramos takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Keenan tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Ramos lands a nice elbow from the clinch.

It looks like Gareth Keenan has been cut.
Keenan is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Ramos is keeping busy.
Ramos wants to take the fight to the mat but Keenan manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Keenan creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Ramos 's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Keenan gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Ramos .
Gareth Keenan has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Tony Ramos .
Ramos tries to stall but Keenan uses the opportunity to gain a better position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ramos is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Keenan gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
A head punch on the inside from Keenan fails to land.
Still in the clinch, Ramos scores with a nice short uppercut.
Keenan working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Keenan scores with a shoulder strike.
Keenan misses with a punch to the body.
Keenan is trying to maintain a safe position but Ramos gets an underhook and turns Keenan into the cage.
Ramos blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Ramos content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Ramos is stalling here.
Keenan throws a head punch that misses.
Keenan goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Ramos 's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
Stalling in the clinch from Ramos .

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
The crowd are getting on Ramos 's back here. They're not happy about his lack of aggression in the clinch.
The ref breaks the fighters up, due to lack of action by Tony Ramos .
Ramos changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Keenan tries to avoid it but Ramos manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Keenan to the ground. Keenan escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Keenan is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Keenan keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Keenan ducks under a wild hook from Ramos .
Ramos throws a big shot that misses.
Jab from Keenan.
Ramos shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Keenan as he jumps to the side.
Ramos is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Ramos gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Keenan.
Ramos looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Keenan uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Ramos .
Nice uppercut lands for Keenan. That snapped Ramos 's head back.
Ramos loads up on a big right hand but Keenan slips the punch.

And that's the end of the fight!
Gareth Keenan showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Keenan 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 Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 50:46
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 48:47
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 48:47

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Gareth Keenan!

Gareth Keenan retains his featherweight title!
A victorious Gareth Keenan thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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Event: KOFC 108 - Karelin vs Mubango     
Date:   May 26, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Jack Morgan (ranked 74 p4p, 7 weight class) and Vladimir Kovalev (ranked 864 p4p, 97 weight class). I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!

189 cm
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252 lbs
12 - 3 - 0
207 cm
25
260 lbs
11 - 4 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good 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 12 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Jack Morgan!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Vladimir Kovalev!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Franklin, Robert Twigg and Frank Dennis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Morgan avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Morgan misses with a hook to the body
and Kovalev counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

It looks like Jack Morgan has been cut.
Kovalev looks to land a right hand but Morgan moved out of range.
Morgan takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Kovalev throws a shot to the body.
Morgan throws a poor cross that misses
and Kovalev connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Kovalev keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Morgan lands with a good body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ohhhhh! A huge head kick from Kovalev! Morgan is out on his feet! Kovalev rushes in and throws more strikes. The ref is looking closely - Morgan is covering up but the punishment is just too much and the ref steps in to stop the fight! Morgan is staring into space, just thankful that the beatdown has ended. Brutal finish.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:51 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Vladimir Kovalev!
Vladimir Kovalev is the new heavyweight champion!
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Event: IFC 52 Chugman vs Mumu     
Date:   May 26, 2018

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between James Gregor (ranked 2208 p4p, 310 weight class) and Vincenzo Hall (ranked 2116 p4p, 294 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

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3 - 2 - 0
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Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, James Gregor!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Vincenzo Hall !
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Timothy Bukovac and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gregor scores with a hook.

Hall has closed the distance and engaged Gregor in a clinch.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Gregor just misses with a elbow thrown towards Hall 's brow.
Gregor is trying to break the clinch but Hall has him pressed against the cage.
Hall goes for a takedown in the clinch but Gregor prevents it.
Gregor is pressed up against the cage. Hall has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Gregor down to the mat. Gregor avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hall fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
James Gregor has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Vincenzo Hall .
Gregor lands with a hook. Hall tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gregor misses the jab.
Hall digs a good hook to Gregor's body.
Gregor looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Gregor throws a right and a left that Hall avoids nicely.
Hall misses with a body shot.
Hall takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Gregor connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Gregor will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
A little jabbing left from Hall on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Gregor swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Hall makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Hall ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gregor avoids the body shot from Hall .
Hall uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Gregor.
Gregor thows a left - swing and a miss!
Gregor misses with a looping right.
Hall is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Hall slips a jab and a cross from Gregor.
Hall looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Gregor takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Gregor throws a right hand that misses
and Hall counters with a nice uppercut.

It looks like James Gregor has been cut.
Hall scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Hall lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gregor throws a hook but Hall blocks it.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Hall ! But no joy.
Gregor throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Hall .
Hall rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Gregor connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Hall scores with a jab to the head.
Hall waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Gregor.
Hall takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Hall looks to throw the jab but Gregor is out of range.
Hall misses with an uppercut. Gregor saw that one coming.
Hall throws a hook but Gregor blocks it.
Gregor uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hall .

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gregor fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Hall looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Gregor misses with a looping right.
Gregor shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Hall as he jumps to the side.
Gregor takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Jab, jab by Hall - just one landing.
Gregor connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Hall momentarily.
Gregor has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Gregor there as he acknowledges the shot.

James Gregor's cut is getting worse.
Hall tests Gregor's chin there with a solid looking shot.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Vincenzo Hall will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on James Gregor's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Hall misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Gregor.
Gregor is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Gregor throws a hook but Hall avoids it easily.
Hall tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Gregor lands a really nice looking cross but Hall seems unphased.
Hall throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Gregor stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Hall slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Gregor swats away the attempt to clinch by Hall .
Gregor was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hall throws a looping overhand right but Gregor ducks down to avoid it.
Hall swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Vincenzo Hall seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Hall throws a looping overhand right but Gregor ducks down to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The fighters circling - Gregor throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Gregor throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Gregor uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hall .
Hall keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Gregor.
Gregor throws out a loose jab but Hall uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hall moves away from the strike by Gregor.
A little jabbing left from Hall on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Hall misses with a body punch
and Gregor counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Hall avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
As Gregor backs off Hall throws a huge counter combo but Gregor manages to avoid it all.
Hall just misses with a punch to the body.
Hall throws out a loose jab but Gregor uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gregor throws a hook but Hall blocks it.
Gregor throws out a loose jab but Hall uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gregor gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Hall .
Hall staying out of range there.
Hall let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Hall dodges the punch combination from Gregor.

Gregor tries to keep at a distance but Hall has taken the fight into the clinch.
Hall tries for a takedown but Gregor manages to get underhooks.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Hall breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
The fighters circling - Gregor throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Hall bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Hall ducks under a wild hook from Gregor.
A left and a right from Gregor both land. Nice combination.
Hall scores with a hook.

James Gregor's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.
Gregor throws a big shot that misses.
Nice shot lands for Hall .

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hall cracks Gregor with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
A big right from Hall misses.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Gregor!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Hall fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Gregor sprawls well initially but Hall persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
Hall thows a huge punch but Gregor dodges it nicely.
Gregor holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.
Hall not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Hall takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Hall not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Vincenzo Hall will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on James Gregor's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Hall moves out of range of the strikes.
Hall scores with a nice strike.
Hall uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Gregor.
Gregor uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hall .
Hall takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Gregor misses with a hook. Hall ducked under it nicely.

Hall changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Gregor looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
Hall wants to lay and pray for a moment but Gregor keeps working.
Hall fails to land a wild elbow strike.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hall throws an elbow but Gregor slips to the side and avoids it well.
Gregor being controlled for a moment.
Hall fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Hall 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.
Hall wants to lay and pray for a moment but Gregor keeps working.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Hall misses with an attempted head punch from side control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
You can see the frustration on Gregor's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Gregor avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Hall .
Hall working the ground and pound.
Gregor seems a little lost for a moment, as Hall dominates the positioning.
Hall lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Gregor down.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hall trying to control the position but Gregor is working away.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Hall scores with a nice strike.
Hall cracks Gregor with an open hand slap.
Gregor throws an off balance right hand
and Hall counters with a straight right hand.

Jeez, James Gregor's cut is really nasty now. The referee must be thinking about getting that checked.
Gregor throws a lazy right hand but Hall sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
James Gregor is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
A left lands for Gregor.
Hall throws a hook but Gregor blocks it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gregor displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
James Gregor has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Sloppy strikes from Gregor. Those never looked like landing.
Hall swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Gregor moves forwards but Hall connects with a nice, crisp jab.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Gregor misses with a wild combination.
Vincenzo Hall is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Hall bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Gregor's head.
Gregor throws a hook to the side of Hall 's head but Hall sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.

And that's the end of the fight!
Vincenzo Hall comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Hall 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 29:28
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 27:30
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Vincenzo Hall !
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Event: GAMMA#710 Bubba v Kruger     
Date:   May 26, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Jiri Sayonara (ranked 77 p4p, 11 weight class) and Farboleous Ricard (ranked 192 p4p, 23 weight class). Sayonara comes into the arena with Edge Of The Blade blaring out of the sound system. Ricard has chosen Vibe Killer as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

178 cm
33
138 lbs
24 - 12 - 1
172 cm
27
146 lbs
12 - 7 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jiri Sayonara!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Farboleous Ricard!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Percy O'Donnell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ricard throws a body kick that misses.
Ricard keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
And Ricard tries to counter it with a takedown but Sayonara pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Sayonara darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
A big left from Ricard misses.
Sayonara is looking to counter with a body kick.
Ricard blocks a jab.
Sayonara has been working on his boxing with his coaches at LOD The Shark Tank in the buildup to the fight.
Ricard scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Sayonara swings and misses with a hook to the body.
An inside leg kick from Sayonara misses.
Ricard misses with an uppercut
and Sayonara counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Ricard scores with a jab.

Sayonara tries to sprawl but Ricard drives through with a takedown into half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sayonara is controlling Ricard's trapped leg to prevent Ricard from advancing to side control.
Ricard tries to pass the half guard into mount. Sayonara knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Ricard not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Ricard is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ricard controlling from mount.
Sayonara keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Ricard has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.

Ricard working for a submission here. He's tucked his head under his opponent's arm, looking for an arm triangle. He's hopped off into side control, looking to tighten the submission... is it going to work? He's given up a good position looking for it. Sayonara looks OK. Oh, I spoke too soon, he's out! That must have been tighter than I thought! Excellent work there by Ricard! Submission of the night perhaps?

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:35 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Arm Triangle). Farboleous Ricard!
Our winner, Farboleous Ricard, 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: GAMMA#710 Bubba v Kruger     
Date:   May 26, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Liam Kelley (ranked 279 p4p, 38 weight class) and Yoshihiro Asai (ranked 188 p4p, 26 weight class). Yoshihiro Asai acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.

180 cm
34
194 lbs
29 - 16 - 1
172 cm
29
192 lbs
18 - 8 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 16 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Liam Kelley!
And introducing the fighter 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, Yoshihiro Asai !
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Frank Antenori and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
The fighters circling - Kelley throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
It seemed like Asai was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Asai looks to land a left hand but Kelley moved out of range nicely.
Asai moves out of range as Kelley strikes.
Asai raises up his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
A nice inside leg kick there by Kelley. That's going to slow Asai down.
Asai scores with a jab. Kelley acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Kelley looks to score with a jab to the body but Asai is just out of range.
Asai paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Yoshihiro Asai seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kelley gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Asai .
Kelley misses the jab.
A right-left combo lands from Asai .
Kelley throws a jab but it's blocked by Asai .
Asai tries to clinch
and Kelley counters with a stiff right hand.
Asai 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.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Asai tries a head kick but it misses.
Kelley uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Asai .
Kelley uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Asai .
A cross from Asai lands.
Kelley throws a leg kick but Asai sees it coming and moves out of range.
Asai lands the left hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Asai takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Kelley thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Asai if he has to take too many more of those.
Asai ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Kelley tries to close the distance and clinch up but Asai swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Kelley swats away the attempt to clinch by Asai .
Kelley misses with a looping right.
Asai throws a series of punches but Kelley moves out of range.
Kelley's jab looks to have found its range, popping Asai under the eye.
Asai avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Asai only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Kelley staying out of range there.
Kelley moves out of range of the strikes.
Kelley checks the leg kick.
Some wild striking there from Asai .
Asai lands a nice shot that snaps Kelley's head back.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Asai looks to throw the jab but Kelley is out of range.
Asai keeps the fight on the outside.
Kelley swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Kelley scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Asai thows a left - swing and a miss!
Asai throws a series of punches but Kelley moves out of range.
Asai staying out of range there.
Asai scores with a shot to the body.
Kelley tries to clinch but Asai moves out of range.
Asai tries to close the distance and clinch but Kelley swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Kelley seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Kelley scores with a crisp jab that stopped Asai in his tracks.
Kelley throws a looping overhand right but Asai ducks down to avoid it.
Kelley throws a hook but Asai avoids it easily.
A punch lands to the side of Asai 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Nice defenses there by Asai .

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kelley swings widly with a right hand
and Asai counters with a stiff right hand.
Asai misses with a straight right.
Asai darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Kelley throws a jab but it's blocked by Asai .
Kelley connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Kelley misses with a hook. Asai ducked under it nicely.
Asai uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Kelley.
Asai might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Kelley misses with an uppercut.
Asai looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Asai misses with a body shot.
Kelley throws a low kick, looking for Asai 's leg but Asai calmly moves out of range.
Kelley bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Asai throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Asai misses with a hook. Kelley ducked under it nicely.
Asai lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Kelley misses the shot to the body.
A little jabbing left from Asai on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kelley drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kelley looks to score with a jab to the body but Asai is just out of range.
Kelley ducks right into an uppercut from Asai .
Nice straight punches there by Kelley. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Kelley.
Asai lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Kelley walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Kelley throws a jab when Asai was well out of range.
Asai throws an off balance right hand
and Kelley counters with a nice uppercut.
Kelley takes one on the chin but seems OK.

Kelley is rocked!
Kelley shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Oh Kelley is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Asai throws a push kick but Kelley slaps the foot to one side.
Kelley seems to have got his legs back now.
Kelley scores with the left hand. Asai knows he should have avoided that one.
Asai with a hook.
Asai tries to land a front kick but Kelley steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kelley throws a lazy right hand but Asai sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Kelley misses with a body shot.
Nice jab there from Kelley.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Yoshihiro Asai will probably get the nod.
That's time! Kelley's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.



Asai takes the fight into the clinch.
Kelley misses with some punches.
Asai swings wildly with an uppercut but Kelley uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kelley misses with a punch on the inside.
Asai misses with a hook to the ribs.
Asai digs a right hand underneath Kelley's ribcage. Kelley let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Kelley misses with a hook from the clinch.
Asai landing some nice looking knees to the body.
A short uppercut from Asai .
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kelley.
Asai lands with a short punch from the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Asai drops Kelley onto one knee with a big uppercut from the clinch! Kelley is propped up by the cage and works his way back to his feet!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Asai misses with a punch on the inside.
Nice body punch from Asai .
A head punch on the inside from Kelley fails to land.
Asai creates a bit of space for himself and rocks Kelley with a big uppercut! Kelley tries to clinch up but Asai pushes him back against the cage and lands another monster strike that crumples Kelley to the mat! Kelley covers up and Asai unloads with more strikes until the referee steps in to end the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:57 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Yoshihiro Asai !
The defeated Liam Kelley had this to say: 'Ain't that a Bitch'.
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Event: GAMMA#709 Laine v Doubdtfire     
Date:   May 19, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Selfie Lord (ranked 111 p4p, 13 weight class) and Tony Ramos (ranked 85 p4p, 9 weight class). The crowd giving both fighters a great reception on their way into the arena. That's good to see.

171 cm
33
147 lbs
22 - 14 - 1
175 cm
32
157 lbs
24 - 12 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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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 22 wins, 14 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Selfie Lord!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Tony Ramos !
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Jack Bonds and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Lord slips a jab and a cross from Ramos .
A quick step to the side and Lord tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Lord looks to land a left hand but Ramos moved out of range nicely.

Ramos shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Ramos showed some decent athleticism there.

Lord manages to create a bit of space in order to work his way back to his feet. Ramos keeps hold of his opponent and drives him back against the cage.

Ramos lands a nice trip takedown into half guard.
Lord tries to kick Ramos off in order to stand up. Ramos Avoids the leg push though and dives into side control.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A lull in the action here.
Lord manages to get back to half guard.
Ramos not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Ramos missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ramos prevents Lord from improving his position.
Ramos trying to control the action but Lord is working from the bottom.

Ramos is trying to work for a kimura but Lord is defending well.
Ramos trying to control the action but Lord is working from the bottom.
Ramos is thwarting Lord's attempts to control the position.
Lord keeps control of the position for the meantime.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Ramos content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Lord blocking the ground and pound attempt from Ramos .
Ramos slips a nice elbow through Lord's hands, connecting with Lord's forehead.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Ramos working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.
Ramos is keen to just control but Lord is a slippery customer.
Lord is trying to stand up here but Ramos is controlling him well.
Ramos throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.

Lord has one foot on Ramos 's thigh - he pushes off and manages to get back to his feet.
Lord uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Ramos .

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A big right from Lord misses.
Lord throws a leg kick but Ramos moved away.
Ramos will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.

A momentary lapse in concentration from Lord enables Ramos to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Lord manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.

Lord uses the cage to get back to his feet.
Lord throws a body shot but no joy.
Lord thows a left - swing and a miss!
Ramos lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Lord circles away quickly and effectively.
We've been told by Lord's head coaches at Jed's Gym that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.

Ramos darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Ramos working over Lord with some ground and pound. Lord looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Ramos tries to pass the half guard into mount. Lord knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Ramos is controlling the pace.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Lord is looking for a sweep. Ramos is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Lord is staying active underneath Ramos , who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Lord works his way to full guard. Good work.
Ramos trying to control the position from guard on top but Lord is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Lord working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Ramos .
Ramos throwing strikes from guard but Lord blocks nicely.
Ramos won't allow Lord to get back to his feet.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Lord misses with a hook.
Ramos slips under a jab.
Ramos pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A decent looking cross lands there for Lord.
Decent striking displayed by Ramos there.
Lord looks to score with a jab to the body but Ramos is just out of range.
A telegraphed right hand from Ramos misses the target.
Ramos looks to land a left hand but Lord moved out of range nicely.
Lord shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Lord fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Ramos manages to avoid it.
Ramos keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Ramos scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lord misses with a looping right.
Donk. Lord catches Ramos right on the button with a cross.
Lord throws a looping overhand right but Ramos ducks down to avoid it.
Lord looks to land a left hand but Ramos moved out of range nicely.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nice sprawl there from Lord as Ramos shoots in.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ramos avoids the body shot from Lord.
Lord moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Ramos misses with a straight left.
Lord was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Nice defenses there by Lord.
Lord throwing a counter right hand but Ramos manages to avoid it.
Ramos fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Lord looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Lord uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Ramos .
Ramos throws a looping overhand right but Lord ducks down to avoid it.
Ramos slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Ramos moves out of range of the strikes.
The fighters circling - Ramos throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Lord misses with a double jab.
Ramos fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Lord looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Lord walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Lord misses with a looping right.
Ramos misses with an uppercut.
Lord swings and misses with a shot to the body

and Ramos counters with a single leg into guard. Lord didn't expect that.
Ramos throws a big right hand that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ramos won't allow Lord to get back to his feet.
Ramos is looking to work some ground and pound but Lord has wrist control.
Ramos throwing strikes from guard but Lord blocks nicely.
Ramos postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Ramos landing with the ground and pound.
Ramos trying to control the position from guard on top but Lord is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Ramos lands a couple of decent looking shots.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lord seems keen to control Ramos 's posture.
Ramos sitting in guard, not really doing much.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Lord misses with an uppercut.
Selfie Lord is winning the standup battle so far.
Lord lands a head kick!
Ramos misses with a few strikes there.
Ramos swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A punch lands to the side of Lord 's head but he takes it in his stride.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ramos checks a leg kick.
Ramos blocks a jab.
Ramos throws a big shot that misses.
Lord moves out of range as Ramos strikes.
Lord throwing a counter right hand but Ramos manages to avoid it.
Lord pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Lord pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Ramos pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Ramos throws a big shot that misses.
Lord staying out of range there.
Ramos misses with the combination.
Ramos might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Lord uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Ramos .
Ramos slips a jab from Lord.
Lord getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Tony Ramos seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Ramos fails with the takedown
enabling Lord to counter with a crisp jab.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Tony Ramos will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Lord walks into a straight right hand from Ramos .
Ramos throws a body shot but no joy.
Ramos avoids the body shot from Lord.
Ramos slips a jab from Lord.
Lord misses with a hook. Ramos ducked under it nicely.
A jab from Ramos misses.
Lord wants to slow Ramos down by chopping away at his legs.
Lord is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Lord bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Ramos 's head.
Lord misses with a wild body shot.

Ramos drives through with a takedown into guard.
Ramos scoring with some ground and pound.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Ramos 's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Ramos stands up over Lord, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Ramos missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ramos working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Ramos trying to control but Lord is working from the bottom.
Ramos controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Lord utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Tony Ramos has got the better of the ground game so far.
Lord is looking to stand up but Ramos isn't so interested in that idea.
Ramos wants to control from the top but Lord keeps moving.
Ramos won't allow Lord to get back to his feet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Ramos throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Lord keeping moving, preventing Ramos from controlling successfully.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Ramos clobbers Lord with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Ramos uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Lord.
Ramos throws a combination that misses
and Lord connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Lord misses the shot to the body.
Lord lands a body shot.
Lord uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Ramos .
Ramos throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Lord is looking to counter punch.
Ramos ducks right into an uppercut from Lord.
Ramos misses with a wild body shot.
Lord was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Lord dodges the punch combination from Ramos .

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Good exchange - Lord coming out on top.
Ramos tries to bum rush Lord with a series of wild strikes but Lord uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Selfie Lord is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Ramos throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Lord sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Lord swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Ramos scores with a nice head shot.
Lord moves away from the strike by Ramos .
Lord is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Ramos scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Lord blocks a jab.
Lord was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
The fighters circling - Ramos throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Lord scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Lord misses with a left hand
and Ramos counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Ramos throws a jab when Lord was well out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ramos getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Lord ducks under a wild hook from Ramos .
Lord fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Ramos has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Ramos fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Ramos rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Lord moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Ramos keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Lord throws a hook but Ramos avoids it easily.
A big left from Lord misses.
It seemed like Ramos was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Ramos takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.

Ramos shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Lord is trying to defend but Ramos finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Lord wants to get back to his feet.

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

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Tony Ramos !
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Event: GAMMA#709 Laine v Doubdtfire     
Date:   May 19, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Bruce Diehard (ranked 79 p4p, 13 weight class) and Ray Malenko (ranked 129 p4p, 19 weight class). Ray Malenko has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

180 cm
33
158 lbs
28 - 12 - 1
182 cm
33
164 lbs
27 - 12 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Bruce Diehard!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Ray Malenko!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Percy O'Donnell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Malenko throws a body punch but Diehard moves out of range.
Malenko scores with a jab to the jaw.
Good standup being displayed there by Diehard as he connects with a hook.
Malenko lands a lovely overhand right.
Malenko just misses with a punch to the body.
Malenko throws a sloppy body shot
and Diehard cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Malenko avoids the body shot from Diehard.
Malenko walks into a straight right hand from Diehard.
Malenko throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Diehard jabs Malenko right on the nose. Malenko blinks but takes it well.
Diehard fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Malenko manages to avoid it.
Diehard looks to land a left hand but Malenko moved out of range nicely.
Malenko fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Diehard manages to avoid it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Diehard throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Malenko uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Diehard.
A little jabbing left from Malenko on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Diehard misses with a right hand
and Malenko counters with a stiff right hand.
Malenko swings for the body but Diehard moves out of range.
Diehard lands with a right hand.
Diehard throws a body shot but no joy.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Malenko wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Diehard uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Malenko has time to react.
Malenko avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Malenko lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Diehard throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Malenko avoids the body shot from Diehard.
Diehard throws a good cross that connects.
Malenko throws a body shot but no joy.
Diehard misses with a straight left.
Nice uppercut there from Diehard.
Diehard ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Malenko moves away.
Malenko uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Diehard.
Diehard throws a lazy right hand but Malenko sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Malenko! But no joy.
Diehard is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Diehard keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Malenko.
Diehard has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Blake Phoenix's Champion Factory in the buildup to the fight.
Diehard tests Malenko's chin there with a solid looking shot.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Malenko uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Diehard.
Diehard lands with a nice body punch.
Malenko just misses with a punch to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diehard keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Malenko swings for the body but Diehard moves out of range.
A lazy left from Diehard finds it's target.
Malenko thuds a left hand into Diehard's body.
Diehard attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Malenko throws a hook but Diehard avoids it easily.
It looked like Diehard wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Malenko ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Diehard blocks a jab.
Malenko takes a swing at Diehard's ribcage but misses.
Diehard throwing a counter right hand but Malenko manages to avoid it.
Diehard avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Diehard is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Diehard scores with a sloppy right hand. Malenko should have avoided that one.
A shot to the liver by Malenko. Beautiful body shot.
Diehard works the jab nicely.
Diehard is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Malenko.
Malenko throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Diehard stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Malenko takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Diehard scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Diehard misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Malenko.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diehard throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Malenko fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Diehard slips under a jab from Malenko.
Malenko takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Malenko on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Malenko looks to score with a jab to the body but Diehard is just out of range.
A counter left hand to the body from Diehard misses its target.
Malenko slips a straight right by Diehard.
Malenko takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
The fighters circling - Malenko throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Malenko fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Diehard manages to avoid it.

Malenko closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Diehard to the mat! Diehard manages to get full guard.
Diehard looking for a sweep. Not yet Diehard, not yet.
Malenko wants to control from the top but Diehard keeps moving.
Diehard trying to keep a closed guard but Malenko is proving a slippery customer.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Malenko trying to control but Diehard is working from the bottom.
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!
Malenko controlling from the top position.
Malenko trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Malenko being controlled here momentarily.
Malenko wants to control from the top but Diehard keeps moving.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Bruce Diehard will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Malenko throws a shot from downtown. Diehard moves away and avoids it.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Malenko throws an overhand right that lands on Diehard's shoulder, as Diehard tries to avoid the shot.
Diehard takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Malenko ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Malenko misses the shot to the body.
Malenko throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Diehard sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Malenko takes a swing at Diehard's ribcage but misses.
Diehard misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Malenko.
Diehard scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Malenko clobbers Diehard with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Malenko looks to score with a jab to the body but Diehard is just out of range.
Diehard throws a body shot but no joy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Malenko takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Diehard stuffs the takedown attempt from Malenko. Malenko gets slowly back to his feet.
Malenko throws a body punch but Diehard moves out of range.
Malenko swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Diehard tests Malenko's chin there with a solid looking shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Malenko takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Malenko staying out of range there.
Diehard swings and misses with a hook to the body.
The fighters circling - Diehard throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Diehard comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Diehard lands a nice looking body shot.
Diehard looks to land a right hand but Malenko moved out of range.
Malenko misses with a hook. Diehard ducked under it nicely.
Malenko thuds a left hand into Diehard's body.
Bruce Diehard is winning the standup battle so far.
Diehard slips under a jab.
Malenko looks to score with a jab to the body but Diehard is just out of range.
Malenko staying out of range there.
Malenko pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Diehard misses with an uppercut
and Malenko counters with a right hand to the body.
Malenko waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Diehard.
A punch lands to the side of Diehard 's head but he takes it in his stride.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Nice defenses there by Diehard.
Malenko uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Diehard.
Malenko tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Diehard was well out of range. Poor timing from Malenko.
Malenko is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Diehard rather than just go for the knockout.
Malenko throws a sloppy body shot
and Diehard connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Diehard throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Diehard jabs Malenko to the body, keeping him at a distance.

Malenko closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Malenko lands in his opponent's guard.
Diehard looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Malenko controls from within his opponent's guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Malenko sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Diehard's guard.
Malenko is stalling here. Diehard is in no mood to hang around though. He's locked up a kimura from the bottom! Malenko seems to be keeping calm but he's forced to roll out of the hold and Diehard has ended up in side control on the top. Nice work.
You can see the frustration on Malenko's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Malenko has found himself in a tricky position here. He's been working his transitions in training so let's see if he can work his way out of it.

Diehard is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Malenko is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Malenko regains half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Malenko is looking to get back to full guard here but Diehard has managed to pass to side control instead.

Diehard is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Malenko knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Diehard tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Malenko gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Malenko is positioning himself well to prevent Diehard advancing to mount.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Ray Malenko 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. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!



Diehard gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Diehard controlling the position.
Diehard looking to control.
Diehard keeping moving, preventing Malenko from controlling successfully.

Diehard looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Ray Malenko has got the better of the ground game so far.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Malenko looking to pass the guard.
Malenko is working Diehard over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diehard wants to sweep here but Malenko controlling him for the moment.
Malenko trying to control the position from guard on top but Diehard is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
Diehard lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.


Diehard has gone for a leg lock! Malenko slips out almost immediately though and dives into Diehard's guard.

Malenko stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Diehard swivels though and keeps the full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Malenko postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Diehard keeping moving, preventing Malenko from controlling successfully.
Malenko postures up.
Malenko trying to control the position from guard on top but Diehard is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Malenko 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.
Malenko trying to control the position from guard on top but Diehard is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Malenko stopping the sweep attempt from Diehard.
Malenko pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Diehard is keeping the position for now.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Bruce Diehard is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A swing and a miss from Diehard.
Diehard lands a lovely overhand right.
Diehard lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Diehard fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Malenko waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Diehard.
Diehard misses the shot to the body.
Diehard misses with a wild body shot.
Malenko misses with the combination.
Diehard misses the shot to the body.
Malenko appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diehard tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Malenko was well out of range. Poor timing from Diehard.
Malenko takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Malenko drops his hands momentarily and Diehard takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Diehard throws an off balance right hand
and Malenko counters with a right hand to the body.
Diehard steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Malenko.
A left lands for Diehard.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Diehard gets caught flat footed, as Malenko shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
Diehard 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.
Diehard keeping full guard, as Malenko tries to pass.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Malenko trying to control but Diehard is working from the bottom.
Malenko passes Diehard's left leg - he's now in half guard.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Ray Malenko.
I think Malenko has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

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

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Ray Malenko!

During a confident post fight interview, Ray Malenko thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: GC 211     
Date:   May 19, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Balbus Michael (ranked 1455 p4p, 145 weight class) and DJ Boom (ranked 1699 p4p, 178 weight class). DJ Boom has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Balbus Michael's chin.

178 cm
30
150 lbs
16 - 10 - 0
170 cm
28
151 lbs
20 - 9 - 0
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World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
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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 16 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Balbus Michael!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, DJ Boom!
The judges for this bout are Tiny Johnson, Daniel Franklin and Frank Dennis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Boom misses with a series of wild punches.
A combination from Boom does no damage.
Boom missing with a left hand there. Michael was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Boom tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Boom throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Michael looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Michael throws a right hand that Boom ducks under and follows up with a left that Boom also avoids with ease.
Boom is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Michael with a body shot.
Michael digs a good body shot into Boom's ribs.
Michael wants to land a leg kick but Boom is out of range.
Boom fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Boom throws a nice inside leg kick.
Michael scores with a jab. Boom acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
We've been hearing reports that Michael has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
A swing and a miss from Boom.
Boom motions for Michael to come forward. Boom throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Michael lands a head kick!
Balbus Michael seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Boom misses with a body shot.
We've been informed that Boom has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Michael throws a sloppy head kick and Boom moves out of range easily.
Boom avoids a low kick by using good footwork.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Some wild striking there from Michael.
Michael ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Boom checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Michael slips a jab and a cross from Boom.
Boom throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Boom misses with a body shot.
A punch combination from Michael misses.
Michael throws a hook to the side of Boom's head but Boom sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Michael slips a jab from Boom.
Boom slips a jab from Michael.
Sloppy strikes from Boom. Those never looked like landing.
Michael feints a jab promting Boom to slip. Michael then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Boom slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Michael tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Boom was well out of range. Poor timing from Michael.
Boom doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Michael connects with a good right hand that stumbles Boom. Boom circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
A decent looking cross lands there for Michael.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
No joy there for Michael, who threw a few shots but didn't land.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Michael throws a right hand that misses
and Boom cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Boom misses with a body shot.
A punch combination from Michael misses.
Boom throws out a counter right but Michael avoids it with no problem.
Michael throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Boom with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Michael to score with a decent uppercut.
Michael lands a leg kick that knocks Boom off balance momentarily.
Jab, jab by Michael - just one landing.
Boom looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Michael avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Boom swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Michael keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Michael half committed to a counter leg kick.
No joy there for Boom, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Michael avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Michael punishes Boom's body with a nice straight punch.
Jab by Boom.
Boom misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Michael.
A slow jab from Michael misses its intended target.
Michael is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Michael uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Boom.
Michael fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Boom has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
A jab from Boom misses.
Michael pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Michael looks to throw the jab but Boom is out of range.
Boom walks into a jab.
A clash of legs there as Boom blocks the low kick.
Boom looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Michael scores with a leg kick.
Michael misses the jab.
Boom bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A punch combination from Boom misses.
Boom checks a low kick from Michael.
Boom throws a jab when Michael was well out of range.
Michael with a jab.
Michael scores with a punch to the head.
Michael lands a jab to Boom's midsection.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Michael takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Michael tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Boom tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Michael was well out of range. Poor timing from Boom.
A low kick from Michael is predictable there
and Boom counters with a nice uppercut.
A cross from Michael lands.
Michael throws a right hand that Boom ducks under and follows up with a left that Boom also avoids with ease.
Boom throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Michael sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Nice jab there from Michael.
Boom missing with a left hand there. Michael was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Michael is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Michael swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Michael shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Boom throws a jab but it's blocked by Michael.
Michael lands a leg kick that knocks Boom off balance momentarily.
Boom throws a lazy right hand but Michael sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Boom slips under a jab from Michael.
Boom takes a swing at Michael's ribcage but misses.
Michael throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Boom misses with a hook.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Michael doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Michael misses with a low kick as Boom jumps back.
Boom looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Michael feints a jab promting Boom to slip. Michael then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Boom slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Balbus Michael is winning the standup battle so far.
Boom throws a looping overhand right but Michael ducks down to avoid it.
Boom ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Boom throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Boom misses the shot to the body.
Boom checks the leg kick nicely there.
Michael misses with a straight right.
Boom looks for the body kick but Michael saw that one coming.
Michael uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Boom.
Michael lands with a hook. Boom tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Michael scores with a jab to the head.
Michael loads up on a big right hand but Boom slips the punch.
Michael pulls out of a head kick attempt.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Michael is looking to slow Boom down with leg kicks.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Boom might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Michael has got the better of the exchanges.
Michael throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Boom lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Boom works the jab nicely.
Michael tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Boom is looking to chop away at Michael's legs.
Boom looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Boom displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Michael throws out the jab.
A countering left hand to the body from Boom misses.
Michael just misses with a punch to the body.
Michael throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Boom throws a hook to the side of Michael's head but Michael sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Michael smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Michael is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Boom keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Michael.
Boom looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
The fighters circling - Michael throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Boom connects with a crisp jab.
Michael 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.
Michael misses with a straight left.
Boom feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Michaels jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Boom connects with a body shot that sends Michael's belly button to the back.
Boom takes a swing at Michael's ribcage but misses.
Boom loads up on a big right hand but Michael slips the punch.
Boom scores with a hook to the body. Michael takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Boom ducks under a wild hook from Michael.
Boom swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Michael uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Boom.
Boom misses with an uppercut.
Michael uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Boom has time to react.
Michael takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Boom looks to land a combination but Michael avoids it well.
Michael tries to score with a low kick but Boom moves his leg out of the way.
A looping hook to the body misses from Michael. Boom does a little dance to reset his feet.
Michael ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Boom looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Boom checks the leg kick.
Nice shot by Michael.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Boom throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Michael throws a series of punches but Boom avoids them all with ease.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Boom! But no joy.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Michael.
Michael ducks under a wild hook from Boom.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Boom throws an off balance right hand
and Boom takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Boom misses with a straight left.
Michael keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Boom.
Michael is looking to counter punch.
A big right from Michael misses.
Michael throws a push kick but Boom slaps the foot to one side.
Boom throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Michael sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Boom throws a head kick that misses
and Michael counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Boom uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Michael.
Boom looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Michael connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Michael.
A big left from Boom misses.
Michael fires out a quick counter leg kick but Boom just manages to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Michael blocks a jab.
Michael missing with a left hand there. Boom was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Michael lands a nice shot that snaps Boom's head back.
Nice defenses there by Boom.
Boom throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Boom scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Boom throws out a loose jab but Michael uses good head movement to avoid it.
Michael moves away from the strike by Boom.
Michael throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Boom sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Boom throws a looping overhand right but Michael ducks down to avoid it.
Michael is looking for a counter combo.
Michael is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Boom can do to turn this around?
Boom dodges the punch combination from Michael.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Boom bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Nice body punch from Michael.
Michael moves away from the strike by Boom.
As Boom backs away, Michael returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Balbus Michael 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. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Boom scores with a jab. Michael acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Boom takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Boom bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Michael lands with a hook. Boom tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Boom's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Boom swings for the body but Michael moves out of range.
Boom misses with a wild body shot.
Michael tries to bum rush Boom with a series of wild strikes but Boom uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Boom feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Michaels jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Michael is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Boom.
A good leg kick by Michael.
Michael with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Michael chopping away at his opponent's legs.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
The fighters circle momentarily. Michael darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Michael pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Michael walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Boom checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
The fighters circling - Boom throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
It looked like Michael wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Boom throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Michael sees it coming and avoids it easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Michael throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
A slow jab from Boom misses its intended target.
Boom misses with a series of wild punches.
Boom scores with a body shot.
Boom takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Boom connects with the punch.
Boom throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Michael sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Michael scores with a nice head shot.
Michael with a jab.
Michael connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Boom momentarily.
Boom throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Boom fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Michael manages to avoid it.
Boom avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Michael throws a solid leg kick but Boom takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Michael.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Boom staying out of range there.
Boom throws out a counter right but Michael avoids it with no problem.
Michael throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Boom with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Michael to score with a decent uppercut.
Michael is looking to slow Boom down with leg kicks.
Boom looks to land a right hand but Michael moved out of range.
Boom throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Michael moves away from the strike by Boom.
Boom scores with a nice right hand.
Boom looks to throw the jab but Michael is out of range.
Michael cracks Boom with an open hand slap.
Michael misses with a looping right.
A little jabbing left from Boom on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Boom has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Boom throws a series of punches but Michael avoids them all with ease.
It looked like Michael wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Some wild striking there from Michael.
Michael attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Michael throws a right and a left that Boom avoids nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Michael lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Boom circles away quickly and effectively.
Boom waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Michael.
Boom uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Michael.
Michael connects with a right hand. Boom shakes it off.
Michael walks into a straight right hand from Boom.
Boom just misses with a punch to the body.
Boom throws the kick towards the body but Michael avoids it.
An inside leg kick lands from Michael.
Michael looks to land a right hand but Boom moved out of range.
Michael scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Michael throws a body shot but no joy.
Boom throws a head kick that misses.
Boom throws a big shot that misses.
Boom swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Boom keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Michael.
Balbus Michael is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Decent striking displayed by Boom there.
Boom throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Michael sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Boom on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Michael. Michael obviously looking to wear him down.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Michael feints and then cracks Boom's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Boom down.
Boom ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Michael moves away.
Boom throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Michael misses with an uppercut.
Boom throws out a counter right but Michael avoids it with no problem.
Boom thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Michael if he has to take too many more of those.
Boom takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Michael tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Boom is able to avoid easily.
Boom throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
DJ Boom has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Boom misses with a kick to the body.
A swing and a miss from Boom.
Boom missing with a left hand there. Michael was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Boom takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Boom throws a wild combination but nothing lands.

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 Balbus Michael.
Well Michael 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 Tiny Johnson scores the fight 30:27
Judge Daniel Franklin scores the fight 30:27
Judge Frank Dennis scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Balbus Michael!

After the fight, Balbus Michael was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.
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