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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Wesley Shutes (ranked 1823 p4p, 2675 weight class) and Edward Mills (ranked 234 p4p, 332 weight class). Mills is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Rock the Dragon. Dragonball Z. Wesley Shutes could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Edward Mills's chin.

182 cm
35
177
14 - 12 - 2
182 cm
27
183
11 - 16 - 1
Good wrestling
Dangerous knees
Insanely flexible
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

Fantasy Threads (Laundry 15%)

Hoarse Pills
Bondi MMA 🏝️


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 14 - 12 - 2, fighting out of London, Wesley Shutes!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 - 16 - 1, fighting out of Las Vegas, Edward Mills!
The judges for this bout are Shirou Masuda, Sosuke Kotani and Tatsuya Matsuyama.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Shutes wants to clinch.
Mills flicks out a counter leg kick but Shutes steps away.
Shutes lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Mills circles away quickly and effectively.
Shutes throws a body kick that misses.
Mills misses with a left hand

and Shutes holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Shutes misses with a knee strike.
Mills tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Mills avoiding damage as Shutes throws knees to the body.
Mills will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Shutes up against the cage.
Nice body punch from Mills - that landed with a thud.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The referee is keeping an eye on Shutes - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Mills.
Mills blocks an elbow strike.
Shutes is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Mills is keeping busy.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Shutes trying to land knees to the body.
Mills is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Shutes is keeping busy.
Shutes tries a knee to the head but Mills blocks it.
Mills stalling the fight.
Shutes blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Shutes working hard to break the clinch.
Shutes'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.
Mills tries a body shot but Shutes blocks it.
Mills misses with a hook to the ribs.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Shutes.
Mills trying to stall but Shutes improves his position.
Shutes looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Mills cracks Shutes with a nice body shot.
Mills lands a body shot in the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Shutes with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Shutes throws a head punch that misses.
Shutes with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Shutes throws a head punch that misses.
Mills is pushing Shutes up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Shutes tries to break free but Mills pushes him back against the cage.
Shutes has Mills pressed against the cage.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Shutes creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Mills working aggressively here.
Shutes with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Shutes lands an elbow inside.
It looks like Edward Mills has been cut.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Shutes is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Mills is defending well for now.
This has been an exciting period of action!
The referee calls for Mills to work.
Mills controlling the action here for a moment.
Mills receives a warning from the referee for stalling.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Shutes blocking some punches.
Shutes tries a body shot but Mills blocks it.
Shutes blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Mills swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Shutes throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Shutes lands an elbow inside that Mills shrugs off.
Shutes scores with a hook to the body.
Mills has a couple of punches blocked by Shutes.
Shutes tries to land a knee to the head but Mills blocks with his arms.
Shutes looking to throw knees to the head but Mills is blocking nicely.
Shutes tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Mills dodges an elbow strike from Shutes.
Shutes tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Shutes throws an elbow that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mills is looking to control Shutes's arms but Shutes gets an underhook and turns him. Now Mills has his back to the cage.
Shutes tries to land a knee to the head but Mills blocks with his arms.
Mills throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Shutes misses with a knee to the head.

Mills breaks from the clinch.
Shutes uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Mills.
Shutes misses with a looping left.
It seemed like Mills was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Shutes sizes up Mills with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Shutes moves out of range as Mills strikes.
Mills misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
A looping hook to the body misses from Shutes. Mills does a little dance to reset his feet.
Shutes looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Shutes is looking to clinch.
Mills throws a shot from downtown. Shutes moves away and avoids it.
Mills throws a hook to the side of Shutes's head but Shutes sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Shutes missing with a left hand there. Mills was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Shutes throws a head kick that misses.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

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


Shutes moves into range and clinches up with Mills.
Mills being controlled against the cage.
With the fighters up against the cage, Shutes throws an elbow but misses.
Mills stalling in the clinch but Shutes improves position.
Shutes missing with knees to the body.
A hook to the body from Mills.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Shutes.
Knees in the clinch landing for Shutes.
Mills misses with a short punch on the inside.
Mills misses with a hook to the ribs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mills content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Shutes with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Mills throws a punch but it's blocked by Shutes.
Shutes is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Mills is defending well for now.
Mills is looking to control Shutes's arms but Shutes gets an underhook and turns him. Now Mills has his back to the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Shutes throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Mills blocks it with crossed arms.
Shutes is trying to force a seperation but Mills has the dominant position.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Shutes tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

Shutes breaks from the clinch.
Mills ducks under a wild hook from Shutes.
Mills slips under a jab from Shutes.
Mills misses with a looping right.
Shutes misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Mills moves out of range as Shutes throws a body kick.
Shutes uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Mills.
Mills swings for the body but Shutes moves out of range.
Shutes bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Shutes feints and then cracks Mills's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Mills down.
Shutes fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Mills stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Shutes.
Mills throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Shutes throws a body kick that misses.
Shutes is looking to clinch but Mills is avoiding it.
Shutes fails with an attempt to clinch.
Despite the aggression on Mills's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Shutes uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Mills.
Shutes jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Mills waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Shutes.
Shutes fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Mills looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Shutes goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Mills looks to land a body kick but Shutes moved away.
Shutes went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Shutes throws out a leg kick but Mills moves out of range and Shutes only half commits.
Mills throws a hook to the side of Shutes's head but Shutes sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Shutes takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Shutes lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Shutes tries to clinch up but Mills circles away and keeps his distance.
Shutes tries to clinch there but Mills circles away.
Good work by Mills as he checks the leg kick.
Shutes swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mills misses with a double jab.
Wesley Shutes is winning the standup battle so far.
Shutes steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Mills.
Shutes slips under a jab from Mills.
A telegraphed right hand from Shutes misses the target.
Mills blocks a head kick by Shutes.
Mills uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Shutes.
Shutes thows a body kick. Mills tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Mills looks to land a left hand but Shutes moved out of range nicely.
Mills will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Shutes tried to counter with a leg kick but Mills avoided it.
Mills misses with a hook.
Mills jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Shutes wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Shutes lands a head kick!
Shutes misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Mills.
A jab from Mills misses.
Shutes wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Shutes fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Mills clobbers Shutes with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Shutes throws a big shot that misses.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Mills throws a combination. Shutes tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Mills blocks a head kick by Shutes.
Mills blocks the body kick.
Shutes misses with a head kick.
That kick from Mills tenderised Shutes's leg. Shutes is trying to keep his angry face on.
Mills misses with a straight left.
Shutes walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Mills misses with a hook. Shutes ducked under it nicely.
Mills takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Shutes.
Shutes throws a quick inside leg kick.
Mills keeps the fight on the outside.
Shutes tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Wesley Shutes will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Edward Mills'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!

Mills looks to land a right hand but Shutes moved out of range.
Shutes looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Mills takes one to the side of the head.
Mills with a hook.
A big right from Mills misses.

Shutes darts in and clinches Mills up against the cage.
A short uppercut from Mills.
Shutes tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Mills tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Mills displaying some good clinch control by pressing Shutes up against the cage.
Shutes is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Mills can do to turn this around?
Shutes putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Mills in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mills has a couple of punches blocked by Shutes.
Shutes with a knee to the head.
Mills doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Shutes lands an elbow inside that Mills shrugs off.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Shutes connects with a nasty looking knee right to Mills's face.
Mills is rocked!
That has opened up Edward Mills's cut even more.
Shutes lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Mills is still on wobbly legs! Can Shutes finish him?
Shutes lands an elbow inside that Mills shrugs off.
Mills misses with a body punch.
Shutes tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Mills avoids it.
Mills is trying to stall.
A head punch on the inside from Mills fails to land.
Shutes throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Shutes comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
The cut above Edward Mills's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Shutes lands a big knee to the head and Mills goes down! Shutes pounces and finishes the fight with strikes! He jumps to his feet and celebrates with the crowd!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:35 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Wesley Shutes!
Wesley Shutes tried to hype himself up post fight but didn't word it too well and it ended up with him sounding like a bit of a tool.
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
61%

 

Undercard bout

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Moganesh Jain (ranked 2205 p4p, 1242 weight class) and Yellow Belt Casey (ranked 220 p4p, 131 weight class). Jain comes to the cage accompanied by The Monkey King. Well, I have no idea who's going to take this one!

160 cm
35
145
27 - 13 - 1
168 cm
29
151
15 - 14 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Brown Belt
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 27 - 13 - 1, fighting out of Los Angeles, Moganesh Jain!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 - 14 - 1, fighting out of New York, Yellow Belt Casey!
The judges for this bout are Taro Takaoka, Tatsuya Matsuyama and Sosuke Kotani.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jain tries to clinch but Casey moves away
and Casey counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Casey throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Jain drops down looking for a counter takedown but Casey sprawls and moves away.

Jain drives through and clinches with Casey against the cage.

Jain breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Jain throws a push kick but Casey slaps the foot to one side.
Casey throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.

Jain shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Casey manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.
Jain sitting in guard, not really doing much.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jain wants to stand but Casey has a closed guard, so he can't escape.

That's one minute gone in the round.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Casey is on top in guard.

Jain trying to keep a closed guard but Casey is proving a slippery customer.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Casey got a little sloppy there for a moment and Jain has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Casey has managed to get both his arms back between Jain's legs - danger averted.
Casey stands and throws Jain's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Jain being controlled for a moment.
Casey passes to full mount! That's big trouble for Jain!

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Casey is working on an americana here. Ooh, that looks pretty nasty! Nope, Jain has managed to escape the submission attempt.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Jain is looking to get to half guard.
Casey trying to control but Jain is having none of it.
Jain is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Jain can't escape the position.
Jain is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jain wants to improve position but instead he's given up his back.

Casey working for a choke but Jain is defending well.
Jain wants to control his opponent's hands but Casey gets his hands free.
Jain rolls, trying to escape but Casey keeps control of the position.

Jain defends a rear naked choke attempt by controlling one of Casey's arms.
Jain trying to get back to his feet but Casey is in full control for now.
Jain tries to escape the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Jain showing good submission defense here.

Jain is having to fend off submission attempts from Casey, who is looking to sink in the choke. Casey doesn't have the hooks in though and Jain manages to reverse position! He's now on top, in his opponent's guard.
Jain wants to control from the top but Casey keeps moving.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Jain passes into half guard.
It looks like Jain is going to stand back up.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Yellow Belt Casey dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.

Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Casey!
Jain walks into a straight right hand from Casey.

Jain closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
Jain in side control lands a decent elbow.
Casey can't do much from the bottom here.
Casey is being controlled here.
Jain wants to lay and pray for a moment but Casey keeps working.
Jain staying calm.
Casey is positioning himself to get back to half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Casey dodges the ground and pound from Jain.
You can see the frustration on Casey's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Casey managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Jain.
Jain wants to lay and pray for a moment but Casey keeps working.
Jain tries to get to his feet but Casey is in the middle of advancing position himself and ends up with Jain in his guard.

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.
Casey looking to control.
Casey wants to sweep but no luck.
Jain distracts Casey with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Jain's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Jain wanted to stand there but Casey had control of the position.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Casey keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.

Casey looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Jain is trying to control. Casey wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Jain content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Casey tries to roll over but Jain keeps him under control.
Moganesh Jain overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Jain trying to pass the guard but Casey defending well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Casey tries to roll over but Jain keeps him under control.
Jain is thwarting Casey's attempts to control the position.
Jain looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.

Jain is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Casey has managed to free his arm - good work.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Jain sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Casey defending well though.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

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


Jain clinches with his opponent.
Jain stalling.
Jain is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Jain gets a warning from the ref for wasting time.

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

Jain shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Jain showed some decent athleticism there.
Casey trying to hold on to Jain's head to control him but Jain postures up.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jain wants to stand up but Casey has a hold of him and won't allow it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jain is figuring out what he wants to do next.
Jain trying to mount his opponent but Casey defends it.
Jain is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Jain is trying to get back to his feet now but his leg is trapped.
Casey regains full guard, whilst avoiding punches from Jain.

Casey looking for a guillotine here but Jain defends easily.

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.
Jain postures up in Casey's guard and throws a big left but Casey blocks it.
Jain controlling from the top position.
Jain missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Casey has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Jain is working away from the top position though.
Jain prevents Casey from improving his position.
Jain trying to pass the guard but Casey defending well.
Casey trying to control here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Still in half guard, Jain seems content to control.

Casey looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Casey tries to roll over but Jain keeps him under control.
Jain wants to get back to his feet.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Casey shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Jain as he jumps to the side.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Taro Takaoka scores the fight 29:28
Judge Tatsuya Matsuyama scores the fight 29:28
Judge Sosuke Kotani scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Moganesh Jain!

Moganesh Jain seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Bender Mein Armbach (ranked 1298 p4p, 1445 weight class) and Tyson Asakura (ranked 172 p4p, 194 weight class). Mein Armbach comes to the cage accompanied by Enter Sandman, Metallica. Asakura has chosen JJBA - Giorno's Theme as his entrance music. The crowd giving both fighters a great reception on their way into the arena. That's good to see.

181 cm
30
181
17 - 12 - 1
180 cm
32
173
17 - 11 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Bondi MMA 🏝️

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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 17 - 12 - 1, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Bender Mein Armbach!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 - 11 - 1, fighting out of Las Vegas, Tyson Asakura!
The judges for this bout are Kenichi Hosakawa, Shigeki Fujiwara and Hirohito Nitta.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Mein Armbach throws a big shot that misses.
Mein Armbach lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Mein Armbach misses with a body shot.
Asakura does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Asakura buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Asakura keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A big left from Asakura misses.
Asakura throws a combination that misses
and Mein Armbach counters with a straight right hand.
Mein Armbach is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Asakura.
Mein Armbach goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Asakura looks to land a left hand but Mein Armbach moved out of range nicely.
A swing and a miss from Mein Armbach.
Asakura throws a leg kick but Mein Armbach moved away.
Mein Armbach throws a nice looking combination but Asakura bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Asakura scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Asakura lands a jab to the head.
Nice body punch from Mein Armbach.
Asakura on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Mein Armbach ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Asakura moves away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mein Armbach throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Mein Armbach keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Mein Armbach keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Mein Armbach moves forwards but Asakura connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Mein Armbach looks to score with a jab to the body but Asakura is just out of range.
Mein Armbach just misses with a punch to the body.
Asakura keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Mein Armbach throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Asakura goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Mein Armbach stuns Asakura with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Mein Armbach moves forwards but Asakura connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Mein Armbach is looking to wear down Asakura with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Asakura misses with an uppercut. Mein Armbach saw that one coming.

Asakura closes the distance and clinches.
Asakura with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Mein Armbach presses Asakura against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Asakura blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A short left from Asakura.
Asakura lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Mein Armbach softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Mein Armbach tries to throw a body punch but Asakura avoids it by throwing Mein Armbach back against the cage.
Mein Armbach misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Asakura.
Asakura misses with a hook to the ribs.
Mein Armbach tries to stall but Asakura uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Mein Armbach makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Asakura working aggressively here.
Asakura lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Mein Armbach looking to stall.
Asakura blocks a body shot from Mein Armbach.

Mein Armbach has hold of one of Asakura's legs. Asakura is fighting the takedown attempt but Mein Armbach gets the trip and lands the takedown into guard.
Asakura keeping full guard, as Mein Armbach tries to pass.
Mein Armbach pushing down on Asakura's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Mein Armbach is trying to control. Asakura wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mein Armbach is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Asakura looks like he's trying to stand up.
Mein Armbach 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.
Mein Armbach tries to pass the half guard into mount. Asakura knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Ground and pound from Mein Armbach.
Asakura wants to control but Mein Armbach is keeping busy.
Asakura is trying to stand.
Mein Armbach seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Asakura does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Mein Armbach is looking to advance position but Asakura won't allow it.
Mein Armbach scoring with strikes to the body and head.

Asakura actively working from the bottom here.
Mein Armbach works his foot free and advances to mount.
Mein Armbach throws an elbow from mount that misses. Lucky escape for Asakura because Mein Armbach loaded up on that one.
Mein Armbach can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Asakura is looking to escape.
Mein Armbach lands a couple of good shots and Asakura has given up his back, trying to escape the position!
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

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

Mein Armbach tries to bum rush Asakura with a series of wild strikes but Asakura uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Asakura throws a hook to the side of Mein Armbach's head but Mein Armbach sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Asakura keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Asakura looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Asakura takes one to the chin there.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Mein Armbach, as that shot connected.
Asakura bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Asakura's jab looks to have found its range, popping Mein Armbach under the eye.
A leg kick checked by Asakura.
Mein Armbach lands with a nice body punch.
Asakura lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Mein Armbach backs up against the cage.
Mein Armbach uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Asakura.

Mein Armbach scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Asakura is working to avoid the ground and pound but Mein Armbach connects with a decent elbow.
Asakura tries to bench press Mein Armbach off him but Mein Armbach keeps the position.
Sloppy strikes there by Mein Armbach.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Mein Armbach in side control, throwing shots but Asakura defends.

That's one minute gone in the round.
You can see the frustration on Asakura's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Mein Armbach is working Asakura over with some ground and pound from side control.
Mein Armbach tries to score with some ground and pound. Asakura controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.
Asakura is putting a lot of effort into getting back to his feet here.
Asakura takes an elbow right on the bridge of the nose and winces in pain.
Mein Armbach 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.
Mein Armbach trying to control the position but Asakura is working away.
Mein Armbach throwing strikes but Asakura manages to buck up and roll into a nice reversal - now he's on top in side control!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Asakura grinds an elbow into Mein Armbach's temple.
Mein Armbach tries to bench press Asakura off him but Asakura keeps the position.
Bender Mein Armbach overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Mein Armbach is working hard here to advance position.
Mein Armbach manages to get back to half guard.
Mein Armbach is looking to improve his position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mein Armbach has hold of Asakura's hands but Asakura slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Mein Armbach is looking for a sweep. Asakura is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Nice strikes from Asakura there.
Mein Armbach manages to get to full guard.
Mein Armbach trying to keep a closed guard but Asakura is proving a slippery customer.
Asakura distracts Mein Armbach with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.

Mein Armbach has managed to work for a loose triangle. I think Asakura should be able to defend this one pretty easily though. Oh, Mein Armbach has tightened it up now! Asakura should have reacted faster there - he's in big trouble and yes, he's tapped out! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:57 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Bender Mein Armbach!
Bender Mein Armbach looked relieved post fight as he said the following; 'I Hiav vays of making you taap!! You looze zen You Snooze... Muahhhaahaaa!! '.
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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Darry Curtis (ranked 1673 p4p, 1241 weight class) and Seemah Feet (ranked 224 p4p, 166 weight class). Curtis comes to the cage accompanied by Stevie Wonder - Stay Gold. Feet is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Footsteps (Go Higher). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

188 cm
30
171
17 - 11 - 0
178 cm
32
172
17 - 11 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 - 11 - 0, fighting out of New York, Darry Curtis!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 - 11 - 0, fighting out of Amsterdam, Seemah Feet!
The judges for this bout are Shirou Masuda, Yukihiro Yamamoto and Sosuke Kotani.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A slow jab from Feet misses its intended target.
Curtis swings and misses with a hook to the body.
The fight stays on the outside here - Feet looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
A nice inside leg kick there by Curtis. That's going to slow Feet down.
A solid leg kick lands there for Feet.
A looping hook to the body misses from Curtis. Feet does a little dance to reset his feet.
A little jabbing left from Feet on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Feet throws a sloppy head kick and Curtis moves out of range easily.
Feet throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
A quick step to the side and Curtis tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Feet lands with a nice body kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Feet scores with a shot to the body.
Darry Curtis seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A looping hook to the body misses from Curtis. Feet does a little dance to reset his feet.
Feet is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Curtis dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Feet. That did some damage!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Feet uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Curtis.
It seemed like Feet was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Curtis looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Curtis takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
It looks like Darry Curtis has been cut.
A good leg kick by Curtis.
Curtis lets loose with a powerful body kick. Feet will feel that in the morning.
Curtis is looking to wear down Feet with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Curtis misses with a wild body shot.
Curtis is looking to clinch.
Curtis backing away here, and Feet unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Feet closes the distance but Curtis moves to the side
and Curtis counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Feet moves away from the strike by Curtis.
Curtis tries to clinch there but Feet circles away.
Feet flicks out a counter leg kick but Curtis steps away.
Curtis tries to land a front kick but Feet steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Curtis misses with a telegraphed body shot
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Curtis ducks under a wild hook from Feet.
Curtis smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Curtis throws a body shot but no joy.
Feet only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Curtis takes a swing at Feet's ribcage but misses.
Feet throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Curtis tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Feet manages to circle out of the way.
Curtis throws a head kick but Feet moves out of range.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Jab by Feet.
A low kick lands for Curtis.
Curtis catches Feet with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!

Feet gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
A nice right hand lands inside from Curtis.
Feet fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Feet lands with a light punch inside.
Feet misses with a hook to the ribs.
A frustrated look appears on Curtis's face as he tries to break the clinch.
A short uppercut from Feet.
Curtis digs a right hand underneath Feet's ribcage. Feet let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Feet misses with a punch to the body.
Curtis wants to break the clinch but can't.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Curtis is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Curtis working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Curtis blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Feet misses with a punch to the body.
Curtis swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Feet softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Curtis misses with a hook to the ribs.
Curtis blocks an uppercut.
Feet's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Curtis slowing the pace effectively.
Still in the clinch, Feet scores with a nice short uppercut.
Curtis taking a breather.
Curtis misses with a punch to the body.
Feet tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Feet misses with a hook from the clinch.

Feet breaks the clinch.
A swing and a miss from Curtis.
Curtis throws a push kick but Feet slaps the foot to one side.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Feet lands with a thumping leg kick.
Curtis lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Curtis is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Curtis throws a chopping leg kick but Feet manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Both fighters circling a little - Feet finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Curtis throws a low kick but it's checked well by Feet.
Curtis throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.

Feet moves into the clinch successfully.
Feet scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Feet has a couple of punches blocked by Curtis.
Curtis is pressed up against the cage. Feet has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Curtis down to the mat. Curtis avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Feet tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Feet pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Curtis digs a good hook to Feet's body.
Feet has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Curtis.
Curtis tries to land a leg kick but Feet saw it coming and moves away.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Seemah Feet will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Darry Curtis's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.

Curtis lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Feet at a distance.
Curtis lands with a hook. Feet tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
A big left from Feet misses.
Curtis's jab looks to have found its range, popping Feet under the eye.
Feet tries to clinch up but Curtis circles away and keeps his distance.
Feet looks to score with a jab to the body but Curtis is just out of range.
Curtis misses with a left hand
and Feet counters with an inside leg kick.
Feet tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Curtis was well out of range. Poor timing from Feet.
Curtis dips to his left and cracks Feet with an uppercut!
Feet tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Feet tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Curtis was well out of range. Poor timing from Feet.
Curtis throws a quick inside leg kick.
Curtis scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Feet thumps Curtis with a low kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Feet misses with a head kick.
A counter left hand to the body from Curtis misses its target.
Curtis moves into range and connects with a jab.
Feet misses with a head kick.
A jab from Curtis does it's job there.
Feet uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Curtis.
Feet swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.

Feet rushes Curtis and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Curtis lands a shoulder strike.
Curtis blocks an uppercut.
Feet swings wildly with an uppercut but Curtis uses good head movement to avoid it.
Curtis gets through Feet's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Feet changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Curtis fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Feet shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Feet misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Curtis.
Darry Curtis is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Curtis fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Feet manages to avoid it.
Curtis plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Curtis throws a lazy body kick
and Feet counters with a nice uppercut.
Curtis lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Curtis blocks a jab.
Darry Curtis is winning the standup battle so far.
Curtis throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Feet takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Curtis looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Feet dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Feet. Curtis does a little dance to reset his feet.
Curtis fakes the leg kick and cracks Feet in the body.

Curtis moves into the clinch successfully.
Curtis misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A nice right hand lands inside from Curtis.
Curtis putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Feet in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
Curtis tries to throw a body punch but Feet avoids it by throwing Curtis back against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Curtis lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Curtis blocks an uppercut.
Feet has Curtis pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Curtis manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Darry Curtis has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Seemah Feet.
Feet wants to take the fight to the mat but Curtis manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Feet misses with some punches.
Curtis lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Curtis.
Feet throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Curtiss head.

Feet breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Feet tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Feet blocks the body kick.
Feet appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Feet throws a hook but Curtis blocks it.
Curtis lands with an overhand left.
A good leg kick by Curtis.
Feet circles away from the clinch attempt.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Curtis, as that shot connected.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Feet takes a kick to the side of the head.
Feet's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Curtis thumps Feet with a low kick.
Curtis tries to clinch but Feet moves out of range.
A nice leg kick from Curtis, right into the meat of the thigh.
Feet checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Feet only half commits to the counter leg kick.
A punch lands to the side of Feet 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Curtis lands a nice shot to the body.
Curtis shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Both fighters circling a little - Curtis finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Feet ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Curtis moves away.
A punch combination from Feet misses.
Curtis throws a chopping leg kick but Feet manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
A little jabbing left from Feet on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Curtis connects with a jab.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Darry Curtis dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Darry Curtis's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! And we move into the final round!

Curtis thows a leg kick but Feet checks it
letting Feet counter with a right hand.
Curtis lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Nice shot lands for Curtis.
Curtis misses with a body kick.
Feet throws out a counter right but Curtis avoids it with no problem.
Feet with the inside leg kick.
Feet is looking to clinch.
Curtis paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Feet tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Feet throws a jab when Curtis was well out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Curtis lands with a hook. Feet tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Curtis delivers a nice body kick.
Curtis pivots, looking for a leg kick but Feet is out of range and Curtis settles back down.
Feet raises up his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Feet scores with a head kick. Curtis tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Curtis turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Curtis throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Feet ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Feet only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Curtis lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
A clash of legs there as Feet blocks the low kick.
Curtis throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Curtis takes one to the chin there.
Curtis throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Feet swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
A jab from Curtis finds it's way through Feet's defenses.
Feet takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Feet is looking to clinch.
Curtis attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Feet fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Curtis manages to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Curtis lands a leg kick that knocks Feet off balance momentarily.
Feet needs to keep his hands up - Curtis had a free shot at his head there.
Curtis throws a predictable looking body shot
and Feet counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
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!
Curtis tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Feet paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Feet defending well as Curtis loads up on a big left hand.
Feet takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Feet is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Curtis connects with a body shot that sends Feet's belly button to the back.
Curtis lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Curtis throws a leg kick
and Feet counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Feet slips under a jab.
Feet ducks under a wild hook from Curtis.
Feet tries to clinch there but Curtis circles away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Curtis's corner calls for a 1-2. Curtis obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Curtis pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Feet takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Curtis scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Curtis swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Curtis pivots, looking for a leg kick but Feet is out of range and Curtis settles back down.
Feet looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Curtis misses with an attempted mid kick.
Feet lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Curtis - that will leave a mark!
Curtis tries a head kick but it misses.
Jab by Curtis.
Curtis is looking to land body kicks.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Feet pushes Curtis up against the cage in a clinch.
Curtis looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Feet lands a left hand that snaps the head of Curtis backwards.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Feet lands a left hand.
Feet lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Curtis backwards.
Feet swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Curtis blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Feet tries to throw a body punch but Curtis avoids it by throwing Feet back against the cage.

Feet breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Curtis avoids the head kick by Feet.
Curtis lunges at Feet with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Feet's hand.

Feet clinches.
Feet lands with a right to the head.
Curtis lands a body shot in the clinch.
Feet is looking to control Curtis's arms but Curtis gets an underhook and turns him. Now Feet has his back to the cage.
Curtis wants to stall.
Feet gets through Curtis's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Shirou Masuda scores the fight 30:28
Judge Yukihiro Yamamoto scores the fight 30:27
Judge Sosuke Kotani scores the fight 30:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Darry Curtis!
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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Bryan Gracie (ranked 1161 p4p, 1409 weight class) and African King (ranked 164 p4p, 204 weight class). Gracie comes to the cage accompanied by Limp Bizkit - Rollin'. Bryan Gracie has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

195 cm
36
195
13 - 9 - 0
180 cm
29
199
11 - 15 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Decent elbows
KO power
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 - 9 - 0, fighting out of Montreal, Bryan Gracie!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 - 15 - 0, fighting out of London, African King!
The judges for this bout are Ren Mimura, Tatsuya Matsuyama and Yukihiro Shimada.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gracie takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.

King looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Gracie!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

King thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
King moves into full mount!
King throws some wild stikes that Gracie manages to avoid easily.
King throws an elbow from mount that misses. Lucky escape for Gracie because King loaded up on that one.
Gracie bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!
King keeping moving, preventing Gracie from controlling successfully.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.

Gracie drops back looking for a leg! King is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and King manages to kick Gracie off! Gracie jumps back into King's guard.
King looking for a sweep. Not yet King, not yet.
Gracie trying to control but King is working from the bottom.

King throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
King pulls Gracie in close to prevent any damage.
King is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

That's two 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.
Gracie passes King's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Gracie will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.

Gracie is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
King is trying to get back to full guard.

Gracie is trying to work for a kimura but King is defending well.
King wants to improve his position but Gracie is controlling well.

King looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
King is pressing down on Gracie's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gracie postures up.
We've been hearing good reports from Gracie'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.
Gracie trying to control but King is working from the bottom.
Gracie looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
The referee wants the fighters to be more active or he's going to reset them on the feet.
King trying to strike from the bottom but really, it's not the best position to be doing that from!
Gracie trying to control the position from guard on top but King is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.

King shoots in and bounces Gracie off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.

Gracie looking for a guillotine here but King defends easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Gracie looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
King slips nicely into half guard.
King passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Gracie!
Gracie is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
King can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Gracie is looking to escape.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

African King dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Gracie tries to sprawl but King drives through with a takedown into half guard.
The fighters are battling for position here. Gracie manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
King looking to pass the guard.

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

Gracie escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. King gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Gracie is looking for a triangle but King pushes his legs off easily.
King has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
King tries to free his leg and advance position but Gracie is retaining full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.

King avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
King not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.

Gracie has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but King can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.

Gracie throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
King looking to pass the guard.
King slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Gracie keeping full guard, as King tries to pass.

That's two 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.
Gracie keeping moving, preventing King from controlling successfully.
King slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
King working away.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Gracie tries to buck King off but King is having none of it.
African King has got the better of the ground game so far.

King looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
King wants to control but Gracie is keeping him busy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

King looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.

King tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no King has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Gracie is trying to control King's posture but King avoids it.
Gracie tries to improve position but can't.
Gracie is not content to let King control the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Gracie tries to improve position but can't.
King wants to lay and pray for a moment but Gracie keeps working.
Gracie manages to work his way to half guard, despite King's best efforts.
King is trying to control the action in half guard but Gracie is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.

King is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Gracie is just riding it out for now. King eventually gives up the hold.

Gracie actively working from the bottom here.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

King is working for a kimura but Gracie is defending it quite comfortably.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

African King showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!

Gracie moves out of range as King strikes.
Gracie half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
A head kick misses from King.
Gracie feinted with a counter takedown.
King cracks Gracie with a good jab.
Gracie loads up on a big right hand but King slips the punch.

King shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Gracie is trying to defend but King finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.

Gracie looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Gracie actively working from the bottom here.

Gracie looking for submissions off his back.
King controlling the action here.

That's one minute gone in the round.

King is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Gracie has managed to free his arm - good work.

Gracie is defending against the submission attempts here by King.
Gracie is not content to let King control the position.
Gracie is pressing down on King's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.

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.

Gracie is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
King must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Gracie is on top in guard.

Gracie stopping the sweep attempt from King.

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

King engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
King pushing down on Gracie's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Gracie is staying active underneath King, who seems content to just control the action from this position.

Gracie looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Gracie gets full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Gracie working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. King doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. King manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
King trying to control the position from guard on top but Gracie is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Gracie working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. King doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. King manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Bryan Gracie has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
African King is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

Gracie escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. King gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
King sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Gracie's guard.
King content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Gracie is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

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

King is looking for a kimura but Gracie is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for King to get the leverage.

King wants to work for an arm triangle but Gracie is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.

Gracie looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
King is pressing down on Gracie's thigh, looking to free his foot. Gracie is holding on for now.

Gracie is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but King pulls his head out easily.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Gracie misses with some strikes from the bottom.
Gracie is not content to let King control the position.

And that's the end of the fight!
African King comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well King 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 Ren Mimura scores the fight 27:30
Judge Tatsuya Matsuyama scores the fight 27:30
Judge Yukihiro Shimada scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... African King!

A less than humble African King misjudged his post fight interview somewhat and came across a little too arrogant whilst trying to hype up his own abilities.
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G S C G energy
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
25%

 

Undercard bout

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Guilherme Goncalves (ranked 1183 p4p, 1576 weight class) and Godefroy Courtial (ranked 123 p4p, 163 weight class). I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!

178 cm
32
155
23 - 13 - 1
169 cm
29
150
20 - 10 - 1
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 - 13 - 1, fighting out of Amsterdam, Guilherme Goncalves!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 - 10 - 1, fighting out of London, Godefroy Courtial!
The judges for this bout are Shirou Masuda, Ren Mimura and Yukihiro Shimada.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Goncalves takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Goncalves misses with a looping left.
Courtial tries a head kick but it misses.
Courtial walks into a stiff left hand from Goncalves.
A telegraphed right hand from Courtial misses the target.
A telegraphed right hand from Goncalves misses the target.
Goncalves is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Courtial.
Goncalves drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Courtial digs a good hook to Goncalves's body.
Courtial avoids the head kick by Goncalves.
Courtial is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Goncalves with a body shot.
Courtial swings widly with a right hand
and Goncalves connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Goncalves tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Courtial was well out of range. Poor timing from Goncalves.
Goncalves backing away here, and Courtial unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Goncalves takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Goncalves connects with a good right hand that stumbles Courtial. Courtial circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Courtial throws an off balance right hand
and Goncalves cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Goncalves takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Goncalves looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Courtial slips under a jab.
Courtial misses with a body punch
and Goncalves counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Courtial lands with a good body shot.
Goncalves takes a swing at Courtial's ribcage but misses.
Courtial uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Goncalves.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Goncalves gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Courtial.
Courtial throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Courtial fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Courtial throws out a powerful jab.
Courtial takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Goncalves is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Courtial throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Goncalves slips under a jab.
Goncalves throwing a counter right hand but Courtial manages to avoid it.
Goncalves with a nice cross.
A jab from Courtial misses.
Goncalves fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Courtial on the side of the head.
Courtial throws a body punch but Goncalves moves out of range.
Courtial takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Guilherme Goncalves seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Courtial takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Courtial lands with a thumping leg kick.
Goncalves lands a nice shot to the body.
Goncalves misses with a series of wild punches.
Courtial lands with a hook. Goncalves tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Courtial misses with a wild body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Goncalves moves out of range as Courtial strikes.
Courtial scores with a jab. Goncalves acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Goncalves takes one on the button.
Goncalves takes a kick to the side of the head.
Goncalves looks to score with a jab to the body but Courtial is just out of range.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Courtial tries to clinch up.
Goncalves throws a lazy uppercut
and Courtial cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Courtial missing with a left hand there. Goncalves was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Courtial pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Goncalves lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Goncalves fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Courtial manages to avoid it.
A big left from Goncalves misses.
Goncalves is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Goncalves slips a jab from Courtial.
Goncalves moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Goncalves waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Courtial.
Courtial looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Goncalves throws a head kick but Courtial moves out of range.
Courtial throws out a counter right but Goncalves avoids it with no problem.
Courtial swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Courtial 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.
Courtial takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Courtial takes a swing at Goncalves's ribcage but misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Courtial moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Nice uppercut lands for Courtial. That snapped Goncalves's head back.
Goncalves lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Goncalves keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Goncalves misses with a hook
and Courtial counters with a straight right hand.
Courtial thows a left - swing and a miss!
Goncalves lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Courtial misses with a low kick.
Goncalves is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Courtial getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Goncalves lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
A jab from Goncalves finds it's way through Courtial's defenses.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A jab lands there for Courtial.
Goncalves pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Goncalves misses with a looping right.
Goncalves lands a head shot.
Courtial throws a body shot but no joy.
Courtial misses with a body shot.
Courtial avoids the head kick by Goncalves.
Courtial misses with an uppercut. Goncalves saw that one coming.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Goncalves displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Courtial throws out the jab.
Goncalves goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Courtial uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Goncalves.
Goncalves ducks under a wild hook from Courtial.
Goncalves moves out of range of the strikes.
Goncalves throws out a loose jab but Courtial uses good head movement to avoid it.
Courtial throws a jab when Goncalves was well out of range.
Goncalves throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Courtial's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Goncalves connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Courtial scrambles back to his feet.
Nice shot lands for Courtial.
Goncalves lands a head kick. Courtial smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Courtial loads up on a big right hand but Goncalves slips the punch.
Goncalves wants to slow Courtial down by chopping away at his legs.
Goncalves moves out of range as Courtial strikes.
Goncalves takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Goncalves throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Goncalves swings away with a body shot that misses
and Courtial counters with a three punch combo that has Goncalves backing up. Goncalves nods at Courtial to acknowledge the strikes.
Goncalves scores with a crisp jab that stopped Courtial in his tracks.
Goncalves throws a sloppy head kick and Courtial moves out of range easily.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

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

Goncalves lands a nice shot that snaps Courtial's head back.
Goncalves chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Courtial can pounce on him.
Goncalves misses with a few strikes there.
Courtial tries a head kick but it misses.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Goncalves. Courtial shrugs it off though.
Courtial lands a nice hook to Goncalves's body. Goncalves takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Courtial misses with a looping right.
Goncalves throws out a powerful jab.
Courtial uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Goncalves.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Courtial! But no joy.
The fighters circling - Goncalves throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Goncalves tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Courtial throws out a loose jab but Goncalves uses good head movement to avoid it.
Goncalves throws the left hand but Courtial avoids the punch easily.
Guilherme Goncalves is winning the standup battle so far.
A slow jab from Goncalves misses its intended target.
Courtial needs to keep his hands up - Goncalves had a free shot at his head there.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Courtial steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Goncalves.
Goncalves throws a shot from downtown. Courtial moves away and avoids it.
Goncalves swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Nice uppercut lands for Courtial. That snapped Goncalves's head back.
Courtial tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Courtial uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Goncalves.
Goncalves motions for Courtial to come forward. Goncalves throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Goncalves throws a nice looking combination but Courtial bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Courtial let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
No joy there for Goncalves, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Goncalves throws a series of punches but Courtial moves out of range.
Goncalves bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Courtial's head.
Courtial thumps Goncalves with a low kick.

Courtial clinches.
Goncalves blocks a punch to the side of the head.

Courtial manages to break the clinch.
Courtial lands with a right hand.
A slow jab from Goncalves misses its intended target.
Courtial throws a body punch but Goncalves moves out of range.
Goncalves misses with a hook.
Courtial scores with a sloppy right hand. Goncalves should have avoided that one.
Goncalves misses with a straight left.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Courtial with a jab.
Courtial looks to score with a jab to the body but Goncalves is just out of range.
Nice shot by Goncalves.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Goncalves misses with a hook
and Courtial counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Goncalves on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Courtial scores with a nice strike.
Courtial throws out a loose jab but Goncalves uses good head movement to avoid it.
Goncalves lands a head kick. Courtial smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Goncalves defending well as Courtial loads up on a big left hand.
Courtial fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Goncalves throws a head kick but Courtial moves out of range.
Courtial throws a shot to the body.
Courtial connects with a body shot that sends Goncalves's belly button to the back.
Courtial dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Goncalves uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Courtial.
Goncalves throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Goncalves's jab looks to have found its range, popping Courtial under the eye.
Courtial digs a good hook to Goncalves's body.
Courtial changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Goncalves has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Goncalves misses with a looping right.
Goncalves lands with an overhand left.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Goncalves throws a sloppy head kick and Courtial moves out of range easily.
Courtial connects with a body shot that sends Goncalves's belly button to the back.
Courtial throws a jab but it's blocked by Goncalves.
Courtial misses with a looping left.
Goncalves uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Courtial.
Courtial steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Goncalves.
Goncalves ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Courtial moves away.
A lazy left from Goncalves finds it's target.
Goncalves displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Courtial throws out the jab.
Goncalves lands a lovely overhand right.
Goncalves throws a hook to the side of Courtial's head but Courtial sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A decent looking cross lands there for Courtial.
Goncalves uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Courtial.
Courtial lands an overhand right.
Goncalves throws a jab when Courtial was well out of range.
Courtial throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
An attempted straight right counter from Goncalves misses the target.
Courtial misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Goncalves.
Goncalves misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Courtial.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Goncalves missing with a left hand there. Courtial was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Courtial throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Courtial takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Goncalves clobbers Courtial with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Courtial scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Goncalves doesn't seem bothered though.
Goncalves shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Courtial eats them both and turns towards Goncalves to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Courtial throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Goncalves drops his hands momentarily and Courtial takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Goncalves looks to land a right hand but Courtial moved out of range.
Goncalves throws a head kick but Courtial moves out of range.
Courtial looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Courtial bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Goncalves staying out of range there.
Courtial lands with a hook. Goncalves tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Goncalves just misses with a punch to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Goncalves throws a good cross that connects.
Goncalves throws a body punch but Courtial moves out of range.
A swing and a miss from Goncalves.
Courtial has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Courtial throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Goncalves is looking to counter punch.
Courtial buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Godefroy Courtial will probably get the nod - 10:9.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!

Goncalves takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Courtial pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Courtial lands a head shot.
Courtial feints a jab promting Goncalves to slip. Courtial then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Goncalves slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Courtial fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Goncalves manages to avoid it.
Goncalves with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Courtial to score with a decent uppercut.
Goncalves throws the left hand but Courtial avoids the punch easily.
A telegraphed right hand from Goncalves misses the target.
Courtial throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Courtial lands with a slapping head kick.
Goncalves throws a nice looking combination but Courtial bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Goncalves throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Goncalves waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Courtial.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Courtial scores with a nice right hand.
Goncalves throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Courtial stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Courtial lands with a nice body punch.
Courtial tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Goncalves was well out of range. Poor timing from Courtial.
Goncalves misses with a head kick.
Courtial ducks down and throws a hook to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Courtial scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Courtial misses with a body shot.
Courtial misses with a body shot.
Sloppy strikes from Courtial. Those never looked like landing.
Courtial moves out of range of the strikes.
Courtial moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Goncalves throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Courtial stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Courtial keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Courtial ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Goncalves moves away.
Goncalves misses with a jab to the body
and Courtial makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Courtial dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Courtial missing with a left hand there. Goncalves was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Nice defenses there by Courtial.
Goncalves moves out of range of the strikes.
Goncalves scores with a jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Courtial just misses with a punch to the body.
Goncalves waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Courtial.
Courtial ducks under a wild hook from Goncalves.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Goncalves just misses with a punch to the body.
Goncalves throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Courtial sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Courtial cracks a nice hook into Goncalves's ribs.
Courtial moves out of range of the strikes.
Courtial wants to slow Goncalves down by chopping away at his legs.
Courtial swings for the body but Goncalves moves out of range.
A leg kick checked by Goncalves.
Courtial's corner calls for a 1-2. Courtial obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Courtial scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Courtial misses with a body shot.
Goncalves takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Courtial punishes Goncalves's body with a nice straight punch.
Courtial pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Goncalves back to the cage. Courtial follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
Courtial throws a predictable looking body shot
and Goncalves counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Courtial avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Courtial looks to land a left hand but Goncalves moved out of range nicely.
Goncalves throws a sloppy body shot
and Courtial counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Goncalves throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Goncalves looks to throw the jab but Courtial is out of range.
Courtial catches Goncalves with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Courtial tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Goncalves was well out of range. Poor timing from Courtial.
Courtial throws a hook but Goncalves avoids it easily.
Courtial throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Goncalves throws a right and a left that both miss.
Courtial defending well as Goncalves loads up on a big left hand.

Courtial has taken the fight to the clinch.
Goncalves blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Goncalves misses with a punch on the inside.
Goncalves blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Goncalves lands with a light punch inside.
Courtial tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Goncalves's elbow.
Courtial can't find room to land a body shot as Goncalves controls the action.
Goncalves tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Courtial fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Goncalves gets through Courtial's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Goncalves scores with a shoulder strike.
Goncalves is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
A right handed body shot lands from Courtial.
Courtial throws a head punch that misses.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A shot in the inside from Courtial.
Courtial lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Courtial tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Goncalves's elbow.
Courtial working aggressively here.
Courtial throws a punch but it's blocked by Goncalves.

Goncalves breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Courtial steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Goncalves.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Courtial steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Goncalves.
A low kick lands for Courtial.
A left lands for Courtial.
Goncalves connects with a body shot that sends Courtial's belly button to the back.
Courtial takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.

And that's the end of the fight!
Godefroy Courtial comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Courtial 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 Shirou Masuda scores the fight 28:29
Judge Ren Mimura scores the fight 28:30
Judge Yukihiro Shimada scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Godefroy Courtial!
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RATING
99%

 

Undercard bout

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Leyte Gulf (ranked 378 p4p, 467 weight class) and Ben Reed (ranked 60 p4p, 75 weight class). Gulf comes to the cage accompanied by For Heavy Metal we will die!. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

188 cm
35
185
21 - 11 - 0
200 cm
37
198
25 - 16 - 3
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Granite chin

Heavy Metal Drugs

Vegan Gains
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 21 - 11 - 0, fighting out of Los Angeles, Leyte Gulf!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 - 16 - 3, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ben Reed!
The judges for this bout are Shigeki Sano, Shigeki Fujiwara and Taro Takaoka.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Reed throws a hook to the side of Gulf's head but Gulf sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Nice uppercut lands for Reed. That snapped Gulf's head back.
Reed throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Reed is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Reed cracks Gulf with an open hand slap.
Reed pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Reed 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.
Gulf waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Reed.
Reed takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Gulf looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Gulf connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Gulf slips under a jab from Reed.
Gulf throws a quick counter kick to the body but Reed avoids it.
A head kick misses from Reed.
Gulf swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Reed throws a big counter head kick but Gulf avoids it with no problem.
Reed lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Reed misses with a hook
and Gulf counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Reed tries a head kick but it misses.
Ben Reed seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Gulf drives through and clinches with Reed against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Reed working aggressively here.
Gulf lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Gulf blocks a body shot from Reed.
Gulf lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Reed has had enough of the clinch but Gulf keeps him there for the moment.
Gulf misses with a short punch on the inside.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Gulf.
Reed throws a punch but it's blocked by Gulf.
Reed has a couple of punches blocked by Gulf.
Reed scores with a shoulder strike.
Reed throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Gulf takes a shot to the head.
Reed works on Gulf's body with a couple of short punches.
Gulf misses with a short punch on the inside.
Reed misses with the head strike.
A nice left hand lands by Reed.
Gulf tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Reed tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Gulf's elbow.
Reed misses with a short punch on the inside.
Reed blocking some punches.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Still in the clinch, Reed scores with a nice short uppercut.
Gulf lands with a short punch from the clinch.

Reed escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Reed swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Reed connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Reed throws a head kick but Gulf moves out of range.
Gulf throwing a counter right hand but Reed manages to avoid it.
Reed misses with an attempted mid kick.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Reed crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Gulf - the referee stops the clock and Reed gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Gulf. Reed manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Gulf jabs Reed right on the nose. Reed blinks but takes it well.
Reed throws a head kick but Gulf moves out of range.
Gulf is looking to counter punch.
Gulf cracks Reed with a right hand to the side of the head.
Gulf takes a kick to the side of the head.
Reed throws a lazy right hand but Gulf sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Gulf slips a jab from Reed.
Gulf tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Reed paws at him with a jab and circles away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gulf swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Gulf takes a kick to the side of the head.
Reed throws a hook but Gulf avoids it easily.
Reed throws a leg kick but Gulf sees it coming and moves out of range.
Reed walks into a jab.
Reed avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Reed throws a nice outside leg kick.
Gulf throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Reed throws a hook but Gulf avoids it easily.
Gulf tries to clinch but Reed is having none of it.
A nice leg kick lands there from Gulf.
A punch combination from Gulf misses.
A chopping leg kick lands by Reed.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Reed misses with a looping right.
Reed is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Gulf.
Gulf appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Reed misses with a low kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Reed throws a sloppy head kick and Gulf moves out of range easily.
Reed scores with a jab to the head.
Reed with a nice calf kick.
Gulf lets loose with a powerful body kick. Reed will feel that in the morning.
Reed on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Gulf throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Reed takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Gulf tries to clinch but Reed moves out of range.
Reed shapes to counter with a head kick.
Gulf throws a looping overhand right but Reed ducks down to avoid it.
It's a brutal combination of punches from Gulf! Reed is backing up but he can't get away as Gulf lands with one final shot to the jaw that drops Reed and ends the fight. Great knockout.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Leyte Gulf!
During a confident post fight interview, Leyte Gulf thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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RATING
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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Mason Jones (ranked 267 p4p, 341 weight class) and Jesse Custer (ranked 36 p4p, 44 weight class). Custer is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Zebrahead - Falling Apart. There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.

186 cm
29
178
16 - 5 - 1
180 cm
28
180
14 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 - 5 - 1, fighting out of Los Angeles, Mason Jones!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 - 5 - 0, fighting out of New York, Jesse Custer!
The judges for this bout are Yukihiro Shimada, Tatsuya Matsuyama and Yuuki Gou.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jones uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Custer.
A nice leg kick lands there from Jones.
Jab from Jones.
Custer looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Jones misses the shot to the body.
Jones misses with a hook
enabling Custer to counter with a crisp jab.
Jones throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Custer counters with a good low kick that Jones was not able to check.
Custer ducks under a wild hook from Jones.
Jones misses with a looping left.
Jones misses with a lunging right hand
and Custer counters with a nice uppercut.
Jones lands a jab to the head.
Jones misses with a right hand
and Custer counters with a lovely straight right hand!
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Jones misses with a double jab
and Custer counters with a good low kick that Jones was not able to check.
Jones misses with a straight right.
Custer throws out a counter right but Jones avoids it with no problem.
Jones looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jones with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Jones, as that shot connected.
Jones throws a hook but Custer blocks it.
Custer appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Custer throws a hook but Jones blocks it.
Jones misses with a body shot
and Custer cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Custer takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Jones looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Jones lands a body shot.
Jones misses with a lunging right hand
and Custer counters with a good low kick that Jones was not able to check.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Jones, as that shot connected.
Custer avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Custer throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Jones lands with a cross.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Jones fails to land with a series of punches.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jones misses the shot to the body.
Custer stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Jones.
Jones throws an overhand right that lands on Custer's shoulder, as Custer tries to avoid the shot.
Jones throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Custer sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Custer tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
The fighters circling - Jones throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
The fighters circling - Jones throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Jones looks to throw the jab but Custer is out of range.
Custer avoids the body shot from Jones.
Custer feints a counter leg kick.
Jones scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Custer throws a low kick, looking for Jones's leg but Jones calmly moves out of range.
Jones misses with the combination.
Custer throws out a counter right but Jones avoids it with no problem.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Custer with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Custer displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Jones throws out the jab.
Jones darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Jones is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Custer throws a solid leg kick but Jones takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Custer.
Jones connects with a solid leg kick.
Jones scores with a sloppy right hand. Custer should have avoided that one.
Jones throws a big shot that misses.
Jones lands a jab to the head.
Jones slips a jab from Custer.
Jones connects with a leg kick.
Jones fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Custer manages to avoid it.
A little jabbing left from Custer on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Jones throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Custer feints a counter leg kick.
Jones lands with a shot to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Donk. Jones catches Custer right on the button with a cross.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Jones throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Custer stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Jones getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
A combination from Jones does no damage.
Jones rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Custer finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Good leg kick by Custer.
Jones bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Custer's head.
Custer staying out of range there.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Custer! But no joy.
Custer takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Jones throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Jones misses the shot to the body.
Custer steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
A jab from Jones finds it's way through Custer's defenses.
Jones jabs at Custer's body.
Custer just misses with a punch to the body.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

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

Jones misses with an uppercut. Custer saw that one coming.
Jones fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Custer has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Jones loads up on a big right hand but Custer slips the punch.
Custer appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Custer looks to score with a jab to the body but Jones is just out of range.
Custer takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Custer throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Jones checks a leg kick.
Mason Jones seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Jones keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Custer avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Custer shapes to counter with a head kick.
Custer on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Jones. Jones obviously looking to wear him down.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Custer slips a jab from Jones.
Good leg kick by Jones.
Jones throws an off balance right hand
and Custer counters with a nice uppercut.
Jones throws a shot to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jones blocks a low kick nicely.
Mason Jones is winning the standup battle so far.
Custer has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Jones.
Jones smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Jones takes a swing at Custer's ribcage but misses.
Custer only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Jones scores with a sloppy right hand. Custer should have avoided that one.
Jones connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Custer will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Jones is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Custer can do to turn this around?
Custer gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Jones.
Custer shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Jones throws a hook but Custer avoids it easily.
A nice leg kick lands there from Jones.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jones throws a body punch but Custer moves out of range.
Jones walks into a jab.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Custer ducks under a wild hook from Jones.
Jones throws a looping overhand right but Custer ducks down to avoid it.
Custer's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Jones throws a leg kick
and Custer counters with a stiff right hand.
Custer throws a leg kick but Jones checks it.
Jones throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Jones throws a jab when Custer was well out of range.
Jones misses with a shot to the body
and Custer counters with a low kick, right behind Jones 's knee.
Jones lands with an overhand left.
Custer keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Jones throws a jab when Custer was well out of range.
Custer appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Custer steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Jones.
A left lands for Custer.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jones fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Jones 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.
Custer throws a chopping leg kick but Jones manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Jones turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Jones walks into a left hand.
Jones throws a jab but it's blocked by Custer.
Custer swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Jones takes a swing at Custer's ribcage but misses.
Jones throws a chopping leg kick but Custer manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Custer has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Jones throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Custer on the side of the head.
Jones tries to move into range but Custer moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Jones lands with a cross.
A low kick from Custer is predictable there
and Jones counters with a leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jones lands with a nice body punch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Custer tests Jones's chin there with a solid looking shot.

Custer lands a big right hand that sends Jones crashing to the mat! Custer stays standing though and waves Jones back to his feet!
Jones is rocked!
Jones uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Custer.
Oh Jones is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
A slow jab from Jones misses its intended target.

Custer cracks Jones with a big right hand that sends him to the floor! Jones looks wobbly but he's sprung back up to his feet straight away… can Custer finish him?
Jones throws a lazy right hand but Custer sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Custer tries a quick counter leg kick but Jones is wise to it.
Jones misses with a hook.
Jones dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Custer. That did some damage!
Jones with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Jones seems to have got his legs back now.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Custer waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Jones.
Jones appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Jones throws a hook to the side of Custer's head but Custer sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Custer misses with an uppercut.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Jesse Custer will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Jones's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!

Jones throws a right and a left that both miss.
Jones scores with a punch to the head.
Jones throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Jones displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Custer throws out the jab.
Custer throws a nice looking combination but Jones bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Jones bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Custer's head backwards.
Jones changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Jones tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Custer was well out of range. Poor timing from Jones.
Custer feints a counter leg kick.
Jones throws a low kick but it's checked well by Custer.
Custer only half commits to the counter leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jones avoids a kick to the body.
Custer tries a low kick but Jones avoids it.
Jones checks the leg kick nicely there.
Jones misses with a hook.
Custer is looking for the big counter here.
Jones misses with a low kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jones misses with a series of wild punches.
Jones loads up on a big right hand but Custer slips the punch.
Custer slips a straight right by Jones.
Jones misses with a hook.
Jones lands a nice leg kick that just misses Custer's sensitive parts.
A bone on bone clash there as Custer blocks the leg kick.
Jones swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Custer.
Jones throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Custer lands a nice looking body kick.
Jones throws a body shot but no joy.
Jones moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jones misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Custer.
Jones moves out of range as Custer throws a body kick.
Custer goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with each other but Custer might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Jones has got the better of the exchanges.
Jones tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Custer was well out of range. Poor timing from Jones.
Custer has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Jones misses with a body shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Jones looks to score with a jab to the body but Custer is just out of range.
Jones fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Custer manages to avoid it.
Custer keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Custer chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Jones can pounce on him.
Custer staying out of range there.
A looping hook to the body misses from Custer. Jones does a little dance to reset his feet.
Jones fires out a quick counter leg kick but Custer just manages to avoid it.
Jones shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Custer staying out of range there.
Custer was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Jones sizes up Custer with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Jones lands a nice shot to the body.
Jones is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Custer.
A little jabbing left from Custer on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Jones scores with a sloppy right hand. Custer should have avoided that one.
Jones connects with a nice looking jab.
Jones misses with a wild combination.
Jones misses with a leg kick
and Jones takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Jones jabs Custer to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Jones misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Custer counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Jones waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Custer.
Jones sizes up Custer with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Jones with the inside leg kick.
Nice shot by Jones.
Good shot there by Jones.
Jones tries to work over Custer's front leg with a kick but Custer checks it.
Jones loads up on a big right hand but Custer slips the punch.
A little jabbing left from Custer on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Jones throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Custer scores with a jab to the head.
Custer swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Jones misses with a hook
and Custer counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Jones is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Jones stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Jones keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Custer walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.

And that's the end of the fight!
Mason Jones showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Jones 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 Yukihiro Shimada scores the fight 30:28
Judge Tatsuya Matsuyama scores the fight 30:28
Judge Yuuki Gou scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Mason Jones!

Mason Jones took to the mic in his post fight interview and said 'Chin. Power.'.
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
72%

 

Co-main event

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Ben Slam (ranked 53 p4p, 588 weight class) and Zygmunt Krol (ranked 9 p4p, 86 weight class). Krol has chosen Hammer Smashed Face Live as his entrance music. Both fighter's entrance songs getting the crowd jumping here.

193 cm
32
275
23 - 9 - 0
190 cm
29
265
13 - 10 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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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 23 - 9 - 0, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Ben Slam!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 - 10 - 0, fighting out of Helsinki, Zygmunt Krol!
The judges for this bout are Ren Mimura, Kenichi Hosakawa and Yukihiro Yamamoto.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Slam missing with a left hand there. Krol was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Slam looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Krol scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Krol on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Slam wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Slam throws a sloppy head kick and Krol moves out of range easily.
Krol appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Krol checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Krol throws a fast counter high kick but Slam manages to duck under it in time.
Krol throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Slam throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
A head kick misses from Slam.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Slam fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Slam misses with a kick to the body
and Krol counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
It looks like Ben Slam has been cut.
Krol drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Slam throws a leg kick that misses.
Krol is looking for the big counter here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Slam connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Krol's hands.
Decent striking displayed by Slam there.
Ben Slam seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Krol slips under a jab from Slam.
Krol is looking for the big counter here.
Slam scores with a jab.
It looks like Zygmunt Krol has been cut.
Slam dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Krol. That did some damage!
Slam throws a wild body kick that Krol sees coming a mile off.
And Krol responds with a good body kick, but Slam manages to step out the way in time.
Krol takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Krol lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Slam at a distance.
Slam connects with a solid leg kick.
Krol slips under a jab.
Krol is looking for the big counter here.
Slam misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Krol.
Slam listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Slam jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Slam misses with a body shot.
Krol swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Slam lands a glancing blow to the side of Krol's head.
Krol tests Slam's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Krol has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Slam finds it's way round the side to connect with Krol's head.
Slam throws a nice outside leg kick.
Krol misses with a hook
and Slam counters with a nice leg kick.

Krol lands a big head kick that sends Slam tumbling to the mat! Krol takes a step backwards and waves Slam back to his feet - he wants the finish!
Slam shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Krol looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Slam throws a head kick that misses.
Krol slips a straight right by Slam.
Krol is trying to counter with his kicks.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Slam lands a nice shot to the body.
Krol moves out of range as Slam strikes.
Slam throws a lazy right hand but Krol sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Slam lands a nice shot to the body.
Krol takes a swing at Slam's ribcage but misses.
Krol moves forwards but Slam connects with a nice, crisp jab.
A nice inside leg kick there by Slam. That's going to slow Krol down.
Slam misses with a combination
enabling Krol to counter with a crisp jab.
Ben Slam's cut is getting worse.
Slam throws a sloppy head kick and Krol moves out of range easily.
Krol swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Krol tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Slam was well out of range. Poor timing from Krol.
Slam is looking to counter punch.
Slam throws a wild combination but nothing lands.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Krol lands with a cross.
Krol uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Slam.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Slam wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Krol throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Slam throws a hook but Krol avoids it easily.

Slam lands a big head kick that sends Krol tumbling to the mat! Slam takes a step backwards and waves Krol back to his feet - he wants the finish!
Krol avoids the body shot from Slam.
Slam avoids the head kick by Krol.
Nice jab there from Slam.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Slam listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.

Slam lands a big uppercut and Krol crumbles to the floor! The ref thinks about stopping the fight but Krol looks OK. Slam waves Krol back to his feet!
Krol is rocked!
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Ben Slam dominated that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
That's time! Back to the action!

Slam throws a nice inside leg kick.

Slam drops Krol with a hook right on the temple. He thinks about going to the ground but Krol looks back up at him and smiles so Slam waves him back to his feet - he obviously thinks he can knock him out after that shot landed.
Krol is still on wobbly legs! Can Slam finish him?
Slam lunges in with a left hook that violently twists Krol head around and knocks him out cold! Slam hops onto the cage and yells out at the top of his lungs - Yeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaah! They're showing the replay on the big screens now; that was nasty! I hope one of the photographers got a good shot of it.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:17 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Ben Slam!
Ben Slam opened up his post fight interview with a scream to camera that he wants a title shot! Whether he deserves the shot will be up to the management of the organization, so I guess he'll have to wait and see.
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Main event

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Diogo Jimenez (ranked 16 p4p, 88 weight class) and Jihadi Joseph (ranked 4 p4p, 10 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

167 cm
35
146
30 - 10 - 0
175 cm
29
145
17 - 6 - 1
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Good wrestler
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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 30 - 10 - 0, fighting out of Sydney, Diogo Jimenez!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 - 6 - 1, fighting out of St Petersburg, Jihadi Joseph!
The judges for this bout are Yukihiro Shimada, Yasuomi Hirokawa and Sosuke Kotani.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jimenez is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Joseph.
Joseph uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Jimenez.
Jimenez sizes up Joseph with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Jimenez shoots for a double leg takedown but Joseph sprawls well. He's pushed Jimenez's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Jimenez connects with a body shot.
Jimenez looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Jimenez will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
A leg kick checked by Jimenez.
Joseph swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Jimenez went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Joseph darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Joseph fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Jimenez.
Jimenez's jab looks to have found its range, popping Joseph under the eye.
Jimenez throws a lazy right hand but Joseph sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Jimenez misses with a hook to the body
and Joseph counters with a straight right hand.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Joseph thows a left - swing and a miss!
Joseph scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Jimenez checks a leg kick nicely.
A clash of legs there as Jimenez blocks the low kick.
Jimenez stuns Joseph with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jimenez swings for the body but Joseph moves out of range.
A swing and a miss from Jimenez.
Joseph slips a jab from Jimenez.
Joseph throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
A looping hook to the body misses from Joseph. Jimenez does a little dance to reset his feet.
Jimenez throws an overhand right that lands on Joseph's shoulder, as Joseph tries to avoid the shot.
Joseph scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Jimenez tries to move into range but Joseph moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Jimenez drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Joseph has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Joseph slips a straight right by Jimenez.
Jihadi Joseph is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Jimenez swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Jimenez defending well as Joseph loads up on a big left hand.
Joseph loads up on a big right hand but Jimenez slips the punch.
As Joseph looks to move away, Jimenez throws a big counter combo but Joseph just gets out of the way.
Jimenez throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Joseph sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Joseph throws a low kick, looking for Jimenez's leg but Jimenez calmly moves out of range.
Jimenez just misses with a punch to the body.
Jimenez misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Joseph.
Jimenez misses with a hook
and Jimenez takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Jimenez misses with a two punch combination.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Joseph. Jimenez does a little dance to reset his feet.
A little feinted left hand from Jimenez on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Joseph uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Jimenez.
Joseph looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Jimenez scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Jimenez throws a hook but Joseph blocks it.
Jimenez misses the shot to the body.
A telegraphed right hand from Jimenez misses the target.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Jimenez, as that shot connected.
A bone on bone clash there as Joseph blocks the leg kick.
Jimenez moves out of range as Joseph strikes.
Jimenez clobbers Joseph with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Joseph slips a jab from Jimenez.
Joseph ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
A slapping body kick lands there for Jimenez.
Jimenez misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Joseph.
Jimenez swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Joseph.
Joseph misses with a wild body shot.
A clash of legs there as Jimenez blocks the low kick.
Joseph listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Joseph cracks Jimenez with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Joseph takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Joseph lands with an uppercut that bounces Jimenez off the cage and back into range.
Joseph throws a lazy right hand but Jimenez sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Jimenez throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Joseph.
Joseph throws a shot to the body.
Jimenez missing with a left hand there. Joseph was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Jimenez throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Jimenez looks to land a right hand but Joseph moved out of range.
Joseph getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Jimenez pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Joseph uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Jimenez.
Joseph blocks a jab.
Jimenez 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.
Jimenez throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Jimenez misses with a two punch combination.
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!
Joseph cracks a nice hook into Jimenez's ribs.
Joseph dodges the punch combination from Jimenez.
Joseph thows a left - swing and a miss!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Joseph moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Joseph connects with an inside leg kick.
Jimenez throws a body punch but Joseph moves out of range.
Joseph throws the left hand but Jimenez avoids the punch easily.
Joseph tries to work over Jimenez's front leg with a kick but Jimenez checks it.
Jimenez scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
A jab from Joseph does it's job there.
Joseph throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Jimenez showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Joseph.
Jimenez throwing a counter right hand but Joseph manages to avoid it.
Joseph takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Joseph throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Jimenez sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A solid leg kick lands there for Joseph.
A jab from Joseph misses.
Joseph is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Jimenez had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into mush.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Jimenez fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Jimenez throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Joseph thuds a left hand into Jimenez's body.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

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

Joseph moves away from the strike by Jimenez.
It seemed like Joseph was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Jimenez scores with a nice head shot.
Joseph lands with a shot to the body.
Jimenez throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Joseph throws a good cross that connects.
Jimenez checks a low kick from Joseph.
Jimenez looks to score with a jab to the body but Joseph is just out of range.
A nice side step and Joseph releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Joseph slips a straight right by Jimenez.
Jimenez throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Jimenez throws a body shot but no joy.
Joseph misses with a hook. Jimenez ducked under it nicely.
Joseph avoids the body shot from Jimenez.
Jimenez looks to score with a jab to the body but Joseph is just out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jimenez throws a sloppy head kick and Joseph moves out of range easily.
Jimenez bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Jimenez was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Jihadi Joseph seems to be getting the better of the standup.
A big left from Joseph misses.
Joseph connects with a nice looking jab.
Jimenez connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Jimenez throws a big shot that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jimenez lands a nice hook to Joseph's body. Joseph takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Joseph throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Jimenez throws out a loose jab but Joseph uses good head movement to avoid it.
Joseph 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.
Joseph looks to land a left hand but Jimenez moved out of range nicely.
Jimenez doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Joseph tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Joseph keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Joseph looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Jimenez checks the leg kick nicely there.
Jimenez moves forwards but Joseph connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Joseph moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Joseph tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Jimenez fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Joseph throws a shot from downtown. Jimenez moves away and avoids it.
Jimenez scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Joseph slips a jab from Jimenez.
Joseph scores with a head kick. Jimenez tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Jimenez tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Joseph was well out of range. Poor timing from Jimenez.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jimenez scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Jimenez stalks Joseph and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Joseph's face. Joseph staggers backwards, shaken.
Jimenez throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Joseph swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Joseph scoring well with a low kick there.
Joseph fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Jimenez is out of range.
Joseph avoids the body shot from Jimenez.
It seemed like Joseph was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Jimenez scores with a jab.
Joseph looks to score with a jab to the body but Jimenez is just out of range.
Joseph keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Jimenez.
Jimenez shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Jimenez uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Joseph.
Joseph's jab looks to have found its range, popping Jimenez under the eye.
Jimenez misses with the body kick
and Joseph counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Joseph throws a jab but it's blocked by Jimenez.
Jimenez appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Joseph lands with a cross.
Jimenez misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Joseph.
Jimenez scores with a shot to the body.
Jimenez scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Joseph throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Joseph takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Joseph is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Jimenez.
Joseph looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Joseph misses with a kick to the body.
Nice defenses there by Jimenez.

Jimenez pushes Joseph up against the cage in a clinch.
A short right from Joseph on the inside.
Jimenez blocks a body shot from Joseph.
Joseph misses with a hook to the ribs.
Joseph misses with the head strike.
Jimenez goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Joseph misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Joseph lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Joseph misses with some punches.

Joseph breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Joseph lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Joseph blocks a head kick by Jimenez.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Joseph! But no joy.
Joseph slips under a jab.
Joseph swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Joseph connects with a nice looking jab.
Joseph connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Jimenez momentarily.
A looping hook to the body misses from Jimenez. Joseph does a little dance to reset his feet.
Jimenez looks to score with a jab to the body but Joseph is just out of range.
Jimenez missing with a left hand there. Joseph was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Jimenez slips a jab from Joseph.
Joseph throws a body punch but Jimenez moves out of range.
Jimenez thumps Joseph with a low kick.
Joseph throws a solid leg kick but Jimenez takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Joseph.
A nice inside leg kick there by Joseph. That's going to slow Jimenez down.
Joseph avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Joseph thows a left - swing and a miss!
Joseph with a nice cross.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Jimenez fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Joseph manages to avoid it.
Joseph misses with a hook to the body
and Jimenez counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Jimenez misses the shot to the body.
Joseph fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Jimenez looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

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

Joseph throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Joseph dodges the punch combination from Jimenez.
Jimenez moves away from the strike by Joseph.
Joseph throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Jimenez looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Joseph throws out a loose jab but Jimenez uses good head movement to avoid it.
An inside leg kick from Joseph misses.
Joseph misses with an uppercut.
Joseph misses with a low kick.
A counter left hand to the body from Jimenez misses its target.
Joseph misses with an attempted mid kick.
Joseph connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Joseph tries to score with a low kick but Jimenez moves his leg out of the way.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Joseph doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Joseph walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Jimenez throws out a loose jab but Joseph uses good head movement to avoid it.
Joseph chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Jimenez sizes up Joseph with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Jimenez clobbers Joseph with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Joseph uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Jimenez.
Joseph lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Joseph takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Joseph looks to land a body kick but Jimenez moved away.
Joseph scores with a hook.
Joseph throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Jimenez sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Joseph displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Jimenez throws out the jab.
Jimenez moves out of range as Joseph throws a body kick.
Jimenez swings for the body but Joseph moves out of range.
A little jabbing left from Joseph on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
The fighters circling - Jimenez throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Jimenez cracks Joseph with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Joseph misses with a looping left.
A jab from Jimenez does it's job there.
Joseph tries to land a leg kick but Jimenez saw it coming and moves away.
Jimenez throws a hook but Joseph blocks it.
Joseph misses with a right hand
and Jimenez counters with a straight right hand.
Jimenez missing with a left hand there. Joseph was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Joseph swinging wildly here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Joseph cracks Jimenez with a right hand to the side of the head.
Jimenez defending well as Joseph loads up on a big left hand.
Donk. Jimenez catches Joseph right on the button with a cross.
Jimenez keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Jimenez throws a low kick but Joseph moves out of range easily.
Joseph uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Jimenez.
Joseph looks to land a left hand but Jimenez moved out of range nicely.
Joseph throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Jimenez is looking to counter punch.
Jimenez waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Joseph.
Jimenez fails with the takedown.
Joseph finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Jimenez fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Joseph scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Jimenez throws a jab when Joseph was well out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jimenez defending well as Joseph loads up on a big left hand.
Jimenez is looking for a counter combo.
Joseph throws a jab when Jimenez was well out of range.
Joseph misses with a low kick.
The fighters circling - Jimenez throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Joseph avoids the body shot from Jimenez.
Jimenez misses with a left hand
enabling Joseph to counter with a crisp jab.
Joseph throws the left hand but Jimenez avoids the punch easily.
Joseph slips a jab and a cross from Jimenez.
Jimenez checks a low kick from Joseph.
Jimenez is looking to counter punch.
Joseph throws a body shot but no joy.
A counter left hand to the body from Jimenez misses its target.
Joseph throws a jab but it's blocked by Jimenez.
Jimenez misses with a double jab
and Joseph counters with a stiff right hand.
Joseph throws a body punch but Jimenez moves out of range.
Joseph throws a jab when Jimenez was well out of range.
Joseph ducks under a wild hook from Jimenez.
Joseph looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Jimenez fails to land the takedown.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Joseph throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Jimenez misses with a lunging right hand
and Joseph counters with a left to the body.
Jimenez misses with a wild body shot.
A nice side step and Joseph releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
The fighters circling - Joseph throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Joseph works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Jimenez throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Joseph throws a low kick but it's checked well by Jimenez.
Joseph misses with a body shot.
Joseph looks to throw the jab but Jimenez is out of range.
A combination from Jimenez does no damage.
A cross from Joseph lands.
Jimenez throws the left hand but Joseph avoids the punch easily.
Joseph scores with a jab. Jimenez acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Joseph throws a hook but Jimenez blocks it.
Jimenez moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.

Jimenez clinches up with Joseph and pushes him back against the cage.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

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

Jimenez swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Joseph drops his hands momentarily and Jimenez takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
A telegraphed right hand from Joseph misses the target.
Joseph throws a low kick but Jimenez moves out of range easily.
Jimenez throws out a powerful jab.
Jimenez throws the left hand but Joseph avoids the punch easily.
Joseph takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
A slapping leg kick lands for Joseph.
A big left from Jimenez misses.
A bone on bone clash there as Jimenez blocks the leg kick.
Jimenez was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Jimenez throws a body shot but no joy.
Jimenez throws a body shot but no joy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A big left from Joseph misses.
Jimenez misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Joseph lands a nice shot that snaps Jimenez's head back.
Jimenez avoids a punch combination nicely.
Joseph lands a nice leg kick that just misses Jimenez's sensitive parts.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Joseph throws a right and a left that both miss.
Jimenez fails to land the takedown.
The fighters circle momentarily. Jimenez darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Joseph moves into range and connects with a jab.
Joseph scores with a jab.
Jimenez uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Joseph.
A bone on bone clash there as Jimenez blocks the leg kick.
Joseph feints and then cracks Jimenez's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Jimenez down.
Joseph checks the leg kick nicely there.
Jimenez throws out a loose jab but Joseph uses good head movement to avoid it.
Jimenez slips under a jab.
Jimenez fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Joseph on the side of the head.
Joseph slips under a jab.
Jimenez throws a hook but Joseph avoids it easily.
Joseph is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Joseph throws a hook to the side of Jimenez's head but Jimenez sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Joseph blocks a jab.
Jimenez missing with a left hand there. Joseph was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Joseph was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Joseph swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Jimenez misses with a wild body shot.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Jimenez slips under a jab.
A big right from Joseph misses.
Joseph fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Joseph blocks a head kick by Jimenez.
Jimenez just misses with a punch to the body.
Jimenez misses with an uppercut. Joseph saw that one coming.
Joseph lands a nice leg kick that just misses Jimenez's sensitive parts.
Joseph moves into range and connects with a jab.
Joseph defending well as Jimenez loads up on a big left hand.
Joseph moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Nice defenses there by Jimenez.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jimenez attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Jimenez fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Joseph manages to avoid it.
Joseph moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Jimenez is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Joseph.
Jimenez throws a lazy uppercut
and Jimenez takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Joseph steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Jimenez.
Joseph scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Jimenez doesn't seem bothered though.
Jimenez staying out of range there.
Joseph throws a big shot that misses.
Jimenez swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Joseph with a nice calf kick.
Joseph staying out of range there.
Joseph scores with a decent looking hook.
Jimenez takes a swing at Joseph's ribcage but misses.
Joseph is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Jimenez.
Jimenez avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Joseph - that will leave a mark!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Joseph looks to land a left hand but Jimenez moved out of range nicely.
Joseph attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Joseph avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Joseph keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Jimenez.
Jimenez tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Joseph paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Jimenez throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Jimenez tries to land a front kick but Joseph steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Jimenez rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Joseph counters with a low kick, right behind Jimenez 's knee.
Jimenez drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Joseph shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Joseph misses with a few strikes there.
Jimenez displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Joseph throws out the jab.
Jimenez connects with a high kick.
Jimenez misses with a straight right.
Jimenez misses with a hook
enabling Joseph to counter with a crisp jab.
Jimenez uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Joseph.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

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

Jimenez ducks right into an uppercut from Joseph.
Joseph avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Jimenez lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Joseph wants to land a leg kick but Jimenez is out of range.
Jimenez throwing a counter right hand but Joseph manages to avoid it.
A slapping leg kick lands for Jimenez.
Joseph walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
A looping hook to the body misses from Jimenez. Joseph does a little dance to reset his feet.
Jimenez throws a sloppy head kick and Joseph moves out of range easily.
Joseph tries a low kick but Jimenez avoids it.
Jimenez keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Jimenez keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Jimenez is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
A looping hook to the body misses from Jimenez. Joseph does a little dance to reset his feet.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jimenez checks a low kick from Joseph.
Jimenez swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Joseph lands with an uppercut that bounces Jimenez off the cage and back into range.
Joseph throws a head kick but Jimenez moves out of range.
Jimenez lands with a hook. Joseph tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice uppercut lands for Joseph. That snapped Jimenez's head back.
Joseph fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Jimenez lands a jab to the nose.
Jimenez lands with an uppercut that bounces Joseph off the cage and back into range.
Joseph throws a chopping leg kick but Jimenez manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Joseph throws a low kick but Jimenez avoids it.
A clash of legs there as Jimenez blocks the low kick.
Joseph uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Jimenez.
Jimenez ducks under a wild hook from Joseph.
Jimenez throwing a counter right hand but Joseph manages to avoid it.
Jimenez throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Joseph! But no joy.
Joseph takes one on the button.
Jimenez takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Joseph displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Jimenez throws out the jab.
Jimenez misses with an uppercut.
Jimenez misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Joseph.
Joseph keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Joseph takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Joseph pivots, looking for a leg kick but Jimenez is out of range and Joseph settles back down.
Jimenez scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Joseph tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Jimenez walks into a straight right hand from Joseph.
Jimenez connects with a looping right hand.
A looping hook to the body misses from Jimenez. Joseph does a little dance to reset his feet.
Joseph connects with a solid leg kick.
Joseph misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Jimenez.
Joseph fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Joseph connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Jimenez is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Joseph.
Joseph jabs Jimenez right on the nose. Jimenez blinks but takes it well.
Joseph throws an overhand right that lands on Jimenez's shoulder, as Jimenez tries to avoid the shot.
Jimenez is looking to counter punch.
A swing and a miss from Jimenez.
Jimenez fails with a takedown attempt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Joseph walks into a jab.
Joseph throws a body shot but no joy.
Joseph connects with an inside leg kick.
Joseph throws a hook but Jimenez avoids it easily.
Joseph throws a solid leg kick but Jimenez takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Joseph.
Jimenez misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Joseph.
Jimenez takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Joseph throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Jimenez on the side of the head.
Jimenez with a nice calf kick.
Joseph ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Jimenez throws a jab but it's blocked by Joseph.
Jimenez will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Jimenez avoids a punch combination nicely.
It looked like Jimenez wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jimenez looks to land a combination but Joseph avoids it well.
A bone on bone clash there as Jimenez blocks the leg kick.
Joseph throws a front kick aimed at Jimenez's knee but Jimenez avoids it well.

Jimenez closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Joseph did well to prevent Jimenez getting side control.

Joseph makes some distance and scrambles quickly back to his feet. Nice work!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Danga de danga de dang - Jimenez scores with a four punch combination!
Joseph looks to land a right hand but Jimenez moved out of range.
Joseph dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Joseph misses with a body shot.
Jimenez jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Jimenez lunges at Joseph with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Joseph's hand.
Jimenez connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Joseph momentarily.
Jimenez misses with a body shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Jimenez looks to land a left hand but Joseph moved out of range nicely.
Joseph cracks Jimenez with a good jab.
Diogo Jimenez has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Jimenez tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Joseph was well out of range. Poor timing from Jimenez.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Yukihiro Shimada scores the fight 45:50
Judge Yasuomi Hirokawa scores the fight 47:49
Judge Sosuke Kotani scores the fight 47:49

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

Jihadi Joseph is the new featherweight champion!
An out of breath Jihadi Joseph 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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