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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Khamzat Kimaheave (ranked 5003 p4p, 24951 weight class) and Makunouchi Ippo (ranked 535 p4p, 587 weight class). Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

189 cm
18
175
1 - 1 - 0
165 cm
19
170
0 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
Basic striking
Good chin
BJJ White Belt
Excellent boxer
Heavy handed

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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 1 - 1 - 0, fighting out of Helsinki, Khamzat Kimaheave!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 - 4 - 0, fighting out of Tokyo, Makunouchi Ippo!
The judges for this bout are Micheangelo Fripello, Roger Salmon and Jeff Smith.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Some wild striking there from Ippo.
Kimaheave has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Tappelukerho in the buildup to the fight.
Ippo looks really tired already! That doesn't bode well for a good, competitive fight!
Kimaheave dodges the punch combination from Ippo.
As Ippo looks to move away, Kimaheave throws a big counter combo but Ippo just gets out of the way.

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

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:35 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Arm Triangle). Khamzat Kimaheave!
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hype
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FIGHT
RATING
100%

 

Undercard bout

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Tai Ju (ranked 5300 p4p, 5741 weight class) and Josiah Hunter (ranked 377 p4p, 390 weight class). Josiah Hunter has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

170 cm
22
145
2 - 1 - 0
170 cm
19
150
0 - 2 - 0
Decent wrestler
Brawler
Cuts easily
Good wrestler
Counter fighter
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 - 1 - 0, fighting out of Montreal, Tai Ju!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 - 2 - 0, fighting out of Sydney, Josiah Hunter!
The judges for this bout are Josh West, Micheangelo Fripello and Paul Gruel.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ju shoots in for a double leg but Hunter sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.

Ju shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Ju was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
Hunter has found himself in a tricky position here. He's been working his transitions in training so let's see if he can work his way out of it.
Hunter is looking for a sweep.
Hunter manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Hunter is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hunter keeps trying to improve his position.
Hunter is still trying to improve position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hunter gets full guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Hunter trying to control the position.
Hunter pulls Ju in close to prevent any damage.

Ju got a little sloppy there for a moment and Hunter has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Ju has managed to get both his arms back between Hunter's legs - danger averted.
Ju would like to get this fight back to the feet but can't get free from the closed guard.

That's two 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.
Hunter lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Hunter is in close to Ju's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Ju wants to improve his position but instead Hunter has moved into half guard.
Hunter not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Ju trying to control from the bottom.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Hunter is thwarting Ju's attempts to control the position.
Ju blocking the ground and pound attempt from Hunter.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ju keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Hunter landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Nice strikes from Hunter there.
Ju tries to roll over but Hunter keeps him under control.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Hunter connects with a nice short shot to Ju's temple.
Ju keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Ju is staying active underneath Hunter, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Hunter wants to pass to mount but Ju is defending the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Hunter is looking for a kimura but Ju is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Hunter to get the leverage.
Hunter scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Ju trying to hold on to Hunter's head to control him but Hunter postures up.
Hunter working over Ju with some ground and pound. Ju looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Hunter lands a nice short elbow.
Hunter looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Hunter lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Nice strikes from Hunter there.
Hunter trying to control the action but Ju is working from the bottom.
Still in half guard, Hunter seems content to control.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

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

Hunter shoots in and drives through. Ju sprawls well.
Ju drops down looking for a counter takedown but Hunter sprawls and moves away.
Hunter has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Ju throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Ju goes for a double leg but Hunter avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Hunter continues to drive forward.
Hunter tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Hunter tries to land knees in the clinch but Ju avoids the damage to the body.
Hunter tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Ju avoids it.
Hunter tries to stall but Ju uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Hunter is pushing Ju up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Hunter prevents a takedown attempt there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hunter taking a breather.
Ju lands a nice shot to the body.
Hunter throws a knee to the head but misses.

Ju gets a nice trip takedown into half guard.
Hunter is pressing down on Ju's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.

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

Hunter has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Hunter blocks the strikes from Ju.
Ju has hold of Hunter's hands but Hunter slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Still in half guard, Hunter seems content to control.
Ju is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Hunter trying to control from half guard but Ju is working away.
Ju avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Hunter.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hunter passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Ju!
Hunter pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.
Hunter looking to control and managing it successfully.
Hunter is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Ju can't stay in a position like this for much longer.
Hunter landing strikes from the mount.
Hunter raining down hammerfists from mount.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Ju is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Hunter scores with a couple of good head shots there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hunter raining down shots from the mount!
Hunter pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.
Hunter trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Hunter looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
Hunter scores with a couple of good head shots there.
Ju is rocked!
Hunter working Ju over with strikes here.
Oh Ju is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Hunter lands a nice shot to the head.
Hunter tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Hunter landing strikes from the mount.
A big strike lands for Hunter! That's really hurt Ju and he's turned his back - Hunter keeps firing away and the ref dives in to stop the fight! Hunter jumps to his feet to celebrate the victory!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:56 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Josiah Hunter!
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hype
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pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
42%

 

Undercard bout

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Rahmi Kaan (ranked 3948 p4p, 5861 weight class) and Kaimana Kamalani (ranked 400 p4p, 487 weight class). Rahmi Kaan could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Kaimana Kamalani's chin.

177 cm
19
162
4 - 2 - 0
175 cm
19
163
2 - 2 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Lethal high kicks
Big right hand
BJJ Blue Belt
Basic striking
Very confident

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 - 2 - 0, fighting out of Las Vegas, Rahmi Kaan!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 - 2 - 0, fighting out of New York, Kaimana Kamalani!
The judges for this bout are Chris Saunders, Roger Salmon and Micheangelo Fripello.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Kamalani rushes Kaan and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Kamalani looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Kamalani has a couple of punches blocked by Kaan.
Kaan will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Kamalani up against the cage.
Kaan prevents the takedown attempt.
Kaan working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Kaan avoids a wild elbow strike from Kamalani.
Kamalani creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Kaan lands a nice shot to the body.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Kaan is stalling here.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Kaan.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A short right from Kaan.
Kaan tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Kaan lands with a short shot to the head.
Kaan lands a nice shot to the body.
Kamalani is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Kaan presses Kamalani against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Kaan.
Kaan works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Kamalani drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Rahmi Kaan has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Kaimana Kamalani.
Kaan lands a body punch.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
Kaan lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Kaan lands with a light punch inside.
Kaan'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.
Come on Kaan - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Kaan lands a body shot in the clinch.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Kaan creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Kaan lands a body punch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kamalani is looking to break free of the clinch but Kaan has double underhooks.
Kaan stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Kaan misses with a punch to the body.
Kaan tries a body shot but Kamalani blocks it.
Kamalani wants to stall.
Kamalani is trying to pull guard but Kaan has him pressed against the cage.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Kaan.

Kaan breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Kamalani tries for a takedown but Kaan circles away easily
and Kaan cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kamalani doesn't manage to clinch there - Kaan circles away.

Kamalani fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Kaan, pushing him back against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Kaan escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Kamalani closes the distance looking to clinch
and Kaan cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Kamalani with a lazy takedown attempt
and Kaan counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Kamalani with a poor takedown
and Kaan counters with a nice low kick that buckles Kamalani's knee momentarily.
Kamalani on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Kamalani swings widly with a right hand
and Kaan counters with a nice uppercut.
Kamalani is rocked!
Kamalani misses with a takedown
and Kaan counters with a huge overhand right that connects right on the temple, sending him crumpling, face first to the floor! This one is all over! What a knockout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Rahmi Kaan!
Post fight, an emotional Rahmi Kaan said 'I want that Dias fight back as soon as I can.'.
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
41%

 

Undercard bout

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Quinton Davis (ranked 3988 p4p, 5555 weight class) and Thiago Oliveira (ranked 433 p4p, 494 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

193 cm
26
265
2 - 2 - 0
190 cm
19
285
0 - 1 - 0
BJJ White Belt
Excellent boxer
Very strong
BJJ White Belt
Excellent MT
Heavy handed

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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 2 - 2 - 0, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Quinton Davis !
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 - 1 - 0, fighting out of Los Angeles, Thiago Oliveira!
The judges for this bout are Paul Gruel, Roger Salmon and Colin Fray.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Oliveira throws a low kick but Davis avoids it.
Oliveira fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Oliveira avoids a kick to the body.
Oliveira lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Oliveira lands an overhand right.
Oliveira cracks a nice hook into Davis 's ribs.

Oliveira moves into the clinch.
Davis can't break the clinch.
Oliveira tries to throw a body punch but Davis avoids it by throwing Oliveira back against the cage.
A right handed body shot lands from Oliveira.
Oliveira holding his opponent close, against the cage.
Davis wants to get back to striking at distance but Oliveira won't allow it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Oliveira goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Davis looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
A bit of stalling here from Oliveira.
Oliveira struggles to land a body shot inside as Davis controls his hands.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Come on Oliveira - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Oliveira tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Davis 's elbow.
Oliveira working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Davis has had enough of the clinch but Oliveira keeps him there for the moment.
Davis has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Oliveira tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Davis 's elbow.
Oliveira misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Oliveira digs a right hand underneath Davis 's ribcage. Davis let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Oliveira has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Davis seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Oliveira can turn it around.
Davis working hard to break the clinch.
Oliveira scores with a hook to the body.
The referee calls for Oliveira to work.
Oliveira pushes Davis back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Davis 's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A hook to the body from Oliveira.
Davis is breathing heavily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nice body punch from Oliveira - that landed with a thud.
Oliveira stalling in the clinch.
Oliveira lands a body shot in the clinch.
Oliveira leaning his opponent against the cage.
Oliveira lands a body punch.
Oliveira lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Davis .
Oliveira scores with a hook to the body.
Oliveira is leaning against Davis and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Oliveira lands a nice shot to the body.
Oliveira content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Oliveira lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Davis .
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Oliveira lands a body shot.
Oliveira presses Davis against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Oliveira.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Oliveira lands a body shot in the clinch.
A short body shot lands from Oliveira as the two fighters clinch.
Oliveira stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Oliveira.
A nice left hand lands by Oliveira.
A body shot lands from Oliveira.
Come on Oliveira - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Oliveira.
Oliveira scores with a hook to the body.
Oliveira lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Oliveira lands a left hand.
Oliveira leaning his opponent against the cage.
Oliveira stalls.
Oliveira receives a warning from the referee for stalling.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Oliveira is pushing Davis up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Davis tries to break the clinch but Oliveira is controlling the position.
Oliveira is working Davis over against the cage.
The referee calls for Oliveira to work.
Oliveira slows down the pace here.
The ref breaks the fighters up, due to lack of action by Thiago Oliveira.
Davis takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!

Oliveira rushes Davis and presses him up against the cage.
A hook to the body from Oliveira.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Thiago Oliveira 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.

Nice shot lands for Oliveira.
Davis blocks a leg kick.
Oliveira has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

Oliveira closes the distance and pushes Davis back into the cage.
A right hook to the body lands for Oliveira.
Oliveira lands on the inside with an uppercut.
A short right from Oliveira.
A short right from Oliveira.
Davis wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Oliveira has him pressed against the cage.
A body shot lands from Oliveira.
A short body shot lands from Oliveira as the two fighters clinch.
A body shot lands from Oliveira.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Oliveira.
Oliveira lands a body shot in the clinch.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Oliveira lands a left hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Good body shot from Oliveira.
A right hand to the body from Oliveira.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Oliveira gets through Davis 's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Davis is rocked!
Oliveira throws a punch but it's blocked by Davis .
Oh Davis is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Oliveira working aggressively here.
Oliveira swings away with an uppercut that misses.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Oliveira.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Davis .
Davis seems to have got his legs back now.
Oliveira is pushing Davis up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Oliveira dips a shoulder and cracks Davis with a mighty uppercut! Davis falls back against the cage and Oliveira unloads with a barrage of strikes! Davis is completely out with his eyes open, only supported by the cage! Save him ref! Eventually the ref decides to do his job and jumps in - Oliveira screams abuse at the incompetent official before going over to celebrate with his corner. Brutal stuff!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:24 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Thiago Oliveira!
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
45%

 

Undercard bout

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Matthew Clark (ranked 3517 p4p, 3773 weight class) and Brandon Diaz (ranked 231 p4p, 252 weight class). Brandon Diaz has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

176 cm
26
145
5 - 1 - 0
175 cm
26
140
3 - 1 - 0
BJJ White Belt
Excellent boxer
Big right hand
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent boxer
Very confident

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 - 1 - 0, fighting out of Sydney, Matthew Clark!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 - 1 - 0, fighting out of Los Angeles, Brandon Diaz !
The judges for this bout are Colin Fray, Paul Gruel and Jeff Smith.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jab, jab by Clark - just one landing.
Diaz takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Clark looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Clark fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Clark scores with a hook.
Clark throws a series of strikes that have Diaz backpedaling.
Clark lands with a shot to the body.
Diaz takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Diaz looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
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!
Clark ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Diaz moves away.
Diaz has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Diaz takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Clark dips to his left and cracks Diaz with an uppercut!
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Clark, as that shot connected.
The fighters circle momentarily. Clark darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Diaz fails to land with a series of punches.
Clark scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Some wild striking there from Diaz .
Diaz looks winded!
Diaz looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Clark lands a head shot.
Clark cracks Diaz with an open hand slap.
Diaz ducks right into an uppercut from Clark.
Clark misses with a wild body shot.
Matthew Clark seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Diaz uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Clark.
Clark scores with a jab.
Diaz misses with a wild body shot.
Good exchange - Clark coming out on top.
Clark throws a right hand that Diaz ducks under and follows up with a left that Diaz also avoids with ease.
Clark swings for the body but Diaz moves out of range.
Diaz throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Clark just misses with a punch to the body.
Clark lands a slapping body shot.
Clark stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Clark fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Clark is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Clark misses with a wild body shot.
Clark throws a looping overhand right but Diaz ducks down to avoid it.
Diaz now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Clark lands with a nice body punch.
Good exchange - Clark coming out on top.
Clark scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Clark connects with a body shot that sends Diaz 's belly button to the back.
Diaz on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Diaz takes a jab right on the kisser.
Diaz misses with an uppercut
and Clark counters with a stiff right hand.
Clark tests Diaz 's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Diaz is rocked!
Diaz takes a jab right on the kisser.
Diaz is still on wobbly legs! Can Clark finish him?
Diaz thows a left - swing and a miss!
A lazy left from Clark finds it's target.
Clark lands with a shot to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diaz throws a one two combo.
Diaz gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Clark.
Clark works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Clark connects with a body shot that sends Diaz 's belly button to the back.
Diaz walks into a straight right hand from Clark.
Good exchange - Clark coming out on top.
BOOM! Clark lands a beautiful left hook that drops Diaz . Diaz tries to recover but Clark is having none of it, landing more punishing shots from mount. One final crushing shot and Diaz lies motionless on the canvas. The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:25 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Matthew Clark!
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
74%

 

Undercard bout

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Ludvig Eriksson (ranked 4055 p4p, 2720 weight class) and Emilio Morterero (ranked 484 p4p, 357 weight class). Eriksson kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is THICC THICCLY. Morterero has chosen Tequila Sunrise (Spanish Version) as his entrance music. Emilio Morterero will no doubt be trying to keep this one on the feet, where he has a distinct advantage.

165 cm
19
174
3 - 1 - 0
171 cm
19
169
3 - 1 - 0
Good takedowns
Basic striking
Cardio machine
Decent wrestler
Excellent boxer
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 3 - 1 - 0, fighting out of Sydney, Ludvig Eriksson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 - 1 - 0, fighting out of Tokyo, Emilio Morterero!
The judges for this bout are Chris Saunders, Roger Salmon and Micheangelo Fripello.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Eriksson shoots in but Morterero avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Morterero stuffs the takedown.

Eriksson bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
Morterero holds on tight, trying to prevent any damage.

Eriksson tries for a kimura but Morterero is defending well.
Morterero is looking to regain half guard here but Eriksson keeps moving and retains side control.
Eriksson tries to advance to mount but can't.
Eriksson controls the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Morterero is positioning himself to get back to half guard.

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

Eriksson is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Morterero knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Morterero is looking to work his way out of this bad position but Eriksson is controlling him well.

Eriksson is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Morterero knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Morterero tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Eriksson wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Morterero manages to work his way to half guard, despite Eriksson's best efforts.
Morterero is trying to get back to full guard.
Eriksson passes the guard and advances to mount!

Eriksson is thinking about an arm triangle here, looking to tighten it up before moving to side control. Morterero can see it coming though and defends well with a couple of strikes to the head and some good arm positioning.
Morterero tries to lock up and control but Eriksson gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Morterero can't escape the position.
Morterero wriggling around on the bottom manages to avoid the strikes thrown by Eriksson.
Eriksson wants to take his opponent's back but he's not managed it.

Eriksson moves into side control, trying to work for a kimura. That looks painful! Will he finish!!?? No, Morterero has worked his arm free - good work by Morterero!
Eriksson throws a strike aimed at the side of Morterero's head but Morterero avoids it well.
Morterero manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.

Eriksson is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Eriksson is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Morterero doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Eriksson.
Morterero trying to control but Eriksson postures up.
Eriksson is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!

Eriksson working for a guillotine from mount but Morterero is in no mood to give up.
Eriksson fails to move to back control.

Eriksson working for a guillotine from mount but Morterero is in no mood to give up.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Morterero can do anything to dispel that myth.
Eriksson wants to take Morterero's back but he can't do it this time.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Eriksson is looking to secure an arm. He's managed it! He's pivoting for an armbar - that looks tight! But Morterero has managed to get out of it and now he's in a dominant position. Nice work from Morterero!

Eriksson looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Eriksson looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.
Morterero slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.

Eriksson working for a triangle but Morterero defends it easily.
Morterero must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Morterero trying to control but Eriksson is working from the bottom.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Morterero works over Eriksson with some ground and pound from guard.
Eriksson manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Morterero manages to get himself to full guard.

And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

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

Eriksson misses with a takedown
and Morterero counters with a nice uppercut.
Eriksson throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Morterero's waist but Morterero gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Eriksson off to one side.
A jab from Morterero finds it's way through Eriksson's defenses.
It looks like Ludvig Eriksson has been cut.
Morterero misses with an uppercut.
Morterero looks to land a left hand but Eriksson moved out of range nicely.
Morterero cracks a nice hook into Eriksson's ribs.
Nice sprawl there from Morterero as Eriksson shoots in.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Ludvig Eriksson. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A big right from Morterero misses.
Eriksson shoots in but doesn't get the takedown

and Morterero counters with a nice right hand that sends Eriksson toppling to the canvas! Eriksson scrambles and gets back to his feet - can Morterero finish him?!
Eriksson is rocked!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Morterero lands a jab to Eriksson's midsection.
Oh Eriksson is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Morterero misses with a looping left.
Eriksson seems to have got his legs back now.
Eriksson tries for a takedown but Morterero circles away easily
and Morterero counters with a huge right that knocks Eriksson out cold! Morterero is running around with a crazed look on his face - you can see how much that meant to him!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:49 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Emilio Morterero!
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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Henry Shorts (ranked 3152 p4p, 2963 weight class) and Jesus Villanueva (ranked 359 p4p, 340 weight class). Jesus Villanueva will no doubt be trying to keep this one on the feet, where he has a distinct advantage.

183 cm
19
220
2 - 1 - 0
195 cm
19
285
2 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Basic striking
Cuts easily
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent 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 2 - 1 - 0, fighting out of London, Henry Shorts!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 - 1 - 0, fighting out of Montreal, Jesus Villanueva!
The judges for this bout are Roger Salmon, Jeff Smith and Chris Saunders.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Shorts shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Villanueva is trying to defend but Shorts finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Shorts slips a nice elbow through Villanueva's hands, connecting with Villanueva's forehead.
Shorts thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Shorts throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Shorts working Villanueva over with strikes.
Shorts drops an elbow to the side of Villanueva's head.
Shorts trying to control from half guard but Villanueva is working away.
Shorts throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shorts is working hard to pass the guard. He's done it - he's now in full mount! Trouble for Villanueva!
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Shorts unloading with bombs!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Villanueva really wants to buck Shorts off and get back to his feet.
We've been hearing that Shorts has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Shorts dominating with strikes here.
Shorts content just to control the position here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Villanueva taking shots to the head.
Shorts in mount throwing good strikes here, bouncing his opponent's head off the canvas.
Shorts looking to control but Villanueva is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Shorts looking to control and managing it successfully.
Shorts's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Shorts with good strikes from the mount here!
Shorts breaks from Villanueva's wrist control and lands an elbow.
Shorts lands with some strikes.
The referee warns Villanueva that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
The crowd growing excited in anticipation of a finish here! Right on cue, Shorts cracks his opponent with a massive right hand that draws loud cheers!
Shorts lands with some vicious ground and pound - can Villanueva hang on?
Shorts throws some wild stikes that Villanueva manages to avoid easily.
Villanueva is in a horrible position here, under a barrage of strikes, he's managing to avoid any damage.
Shorts is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Villanueva can't stay in a position like this for much longer.
Shorts looking to finish Villanueva with some ground and pound. This is bad for Villanueva!
Villanueva is rocked!
Shorts postures up and throws a big right hand. BOOM! Right on the button! Villanueva is out cold - huge knockout for Shorts!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:47 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Henry Shorts!
An out of breath Henry Shorts 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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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Jacky Gane (ranked 2540 p4p, 3248 weight class) and Steven Maxwell (ranked 212 p4p, 268 weight class). Gane comes to the cage accompanied by Good Kid. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

193 cm
26
145
5 - 2 - 0
176 cm
17
155
2 - 1 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Solid boxing
KO power
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent MT
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 - 2 - 0, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Jacky Gane!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 - 1 - 0, fighting out of London, Steven Maxwell!
The judges for this bout are Chris Saunders, Josh West and Roger Salmon.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Maxwell looks to land a right hand but Gane moved out of range.
Gane catches Maxwell with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Maxwell is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Maxwell swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Gane seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Maxwell lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Nice straight punches there by Gane. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Gane.
Gane scores with a nice right hand.
Maxwell is rocked!
No joy there for Gane, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Maxwell is still on wobbly legs! Can Gane finish him?
Gane slips a jab and a cross from Maxwell.
Gane lands with an overhand left.
Maxwell throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Gane lands a glancing blow to the side of Maxwell's head.
Maxwell fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gane manages to avoid it.
Maxwell takes a jab right on the kisser.
Gane really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Gane cracks Maxwell with a big right hand that sees him stumbling back against the cage! Maxwell falls to his knees and Gane doesn't need a second invitatation - he rushes in and fires off several unanswered shots that force the referee to stop the fight! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Jacky Gane!
During a confident post fight interview, Jacky Gane thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Co-main event

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Montrese Andersson (ranked 1810 p4p, 2706 weight class) and Ismael Dias (ranked 230 p4p, 321 weight class). Andersson comes into the arena with Wax -- Who Is Next blaring out of the sound system. Ismael Dias has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

168 cm
18
162
4 - 0 - 0
179 cm
25
163
4 - 0 - 0
Good takedowns
Solid Muay Thai
Very quick
BJJ White Belt
Dangerous knees
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 - 0 - 0, fighting out of Sydney, Montrese Andersson!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 - 0 - 0, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Ismael Dias!
The judges for this bout are Micheangelo Fripello, Josh West and Jeff Smith.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Andersson lands a two punch combo.

Dias closes the distance and clinches.
Andersson on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Andersson has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Dias is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Dias prevents Andersson from breaking the clinch.
Dias throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Dias is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Andersson is defending well for now.
Andersson is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Dias gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Dias misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Andersson blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dias is defending well against a takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Montrese Andersson. That's going to take a lot out of him.

Andersson manages to pull guard.
Andersson wants to sweep here but Dias controlling him for the moment.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Andersson is pulling down on Dias's head to control his posture.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Dias tries to stand but Andersson is controlling from the bottom.
Andersson is pulling down on Dias's head to control his posture.
Andersson bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Dias's guard.

Dias being controlled here, momentarily.
Andersson works a leg free and moves into half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Andersson is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Dias is looking to get back to is feet but Andersson passes into side control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Dias is being controlled here.
Dias wants to escape from the position here - easier said than done!
A lull in the action here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dias is looking to work his way out of this bad position but Andersson is controlling him well.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Andersson tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Dias is able to avoid easily.
Dias tries to clinch up but Andersson circles away and keeps his distance.
Dias tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Andersson manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Dias has tried to improve his agility in the runup to this fight.
Andersson lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Dias blocks a jab.
Andersson circles away from the clinch attempt.
Dias tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Dias closes the distance looking to clinch
and Andersson counters with a slapping leg kick.
Andersson is looking light on his feet compared to last time was saw him fight.
Dias tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Andersson counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Andersson misses with a looping left.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

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

Andersson throws a looping overhand right but Dias ducks down to avoid it.
Dias is looking for the big counter here.
Dias tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Andersson scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Decent striking displayed by Andersson there.
Dias tries to clinch but Andersson moves away
and Andersson counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Andersson cracks Dias with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Andersson bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Dias's head backwards.
Andersson getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Dias is rocked!
Dias is looking to clinch but Andersson is avoiding it.
Dias is still on wobbly legs! Can Andersson finish him?
Andersson is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Dias can do to turn this around?
Dias is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Dias seems to have recovered his senses.
Dias stuffs the takedown attempt from Andersson. Andersson gets slowly back to his feet.
Andersson misses with the combination.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Dias uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Andersson.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dias takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Montrese Andersson is winning the standup battle so far.
Dias tries to clinch but Andersson is having none of it.
Dias moves in looking to clinch but Andersson pushes him off.
Dias fails with an attempt to clinch.
Dias moves to clinch but Andersson breaks away
and Andersson connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Andersson with the inside leg kick.
No joy there for Andersson, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Dias doesn't manage to clinch there - Andersson circles away.
Andersson bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Dias's head backwards.
Dias takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Dias tries to clinch up but Andersson circles away and keeps his distance.
Andersson throws a right hand that Dias ducks under and follows up with a left that Dias also avoids with ease.
Montrese Andersson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Dias is looking to clinch.
Andersson is looking to counter punch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Andersson misses with a few strikes there.
Andersson swings for the body but Dias moves out of range.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Dias tries to close the distance and clinch up but Andersson swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Andersson was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Ismael Dias is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Dias avoids the body shot from Andersson.
Dias tries to close the distance and clinch up but Andersson swats him away and circles back towards the center.
A little feinted left hand from Andersson on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Dias takes one to the chin there.
Andersson keeps the fight on the outside.
Andersson swats away the attempt to clinch by Dias.
It looked like Andersson wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Dias tries to clinch but Andersson is having none of it.
Dias checks the leg kick.
Dias wants to clinch but Andersson slips to the side
and Andersson counters with a series of strikes. Dias will be more careful next time no doubt.
Dias tries to clinch up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Andersson does it's job there.
Andersson keeps the fight on the outside.
Andersson keeps the fight on the outside.
The fight stays on the outside here - Dias looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Dias tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Andersson counters with a stiff right hand.
Dias tries to clinch up.
Andersson avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Dias closes the distance looking to clinch
and Andersson connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Andersson is figuring out what he wants to do next.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Dias can do anything to dispel that myth.

Andersson postures up and decides to stand up, from the half guard. The ref calls for Dias to stand up.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

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

Andersson looks to land a combination but Dias avoids it well.
Andersson displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Dias tries to clinch but Andersson moves away
and Andersson counters with a straight right hand.
Andersson misses with a wild body shot.
Andersson throws a low kick but it's checked well by Dias.

Andersson gets tackled into the cage by Dias. Dias maintains the clinch.
Andersson wants to take the fight to the mat but Dias manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Andersson is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Dias to keep the fight standing.
Dias misses with a body punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dias creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Andersson's defenses.
It looks like Montrese Andersson has been cut.
Dias tries to throw a body punch but Andersson avoids it by throwing Dias back against the cage.
Dias tries a knee to the head but Andersson blocks it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dias trying to land knees to the body.
Dias prevents a takedown attempt there.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Montrese Andersson. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Dias tries to land knees in the clinch but Andersson avoids the damage to the body.
Dias misses with an elbow strike.
Dias tries to work over Andersson's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Dias tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Andersson's elbow.
Dias lands a nice knee to the body.
Dias misses with a hook to the ribs.
Dias misses with a body punch.

Andersson has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Dias clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dias is trying to get back to his feet but he's not managed it yet.
Dias is being controlled on the ground here - he must escape this position otherwise surely the end is near.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dias is trying to get back to his feet but Andersson has full control of the position and if anything, Dias has just worked his way into a worse spot.
Andersson is controlling his opponent, waiting for an opportunity to finish.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Dias trying to get back to his feet but Andersson is in full control for now.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Andersson slows the pace down here. Having a little breather whilst he's in a dominant position, looking to rest and regain some energy, ready to go for the finish.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Montrese Andersson clearly takes that round.
The cut man is working on Montrese Andersson's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare each other down, ready to get back to the action.

Sloppy strikes from Andersson. Those never looked like landing.
Dias moves in looking to clinch but Andersson pushes him off.
An attempted straight right counter from Andersson misses the target.
Dias tries to clinch but Andersson moves away
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Andersson scores with a sloppy right hand. Dias should have avoided that one.
Dias tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Andersson manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Andersson swats away the attempt to clinch by Dias.
Horrible takedown attempt by Andersson or perhaps it was just good defense by Dias, which made it look bad.
Ismael Dias is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Dias wants to clinch up but Andersson keeps it at a distance.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Dias rushes Andersson and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Andersson wants a takedown.

Andersson has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Dias uses from the top position.
Andersson is adopting a defensive guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dias wants to stand but Andersson is controlling his posture from full guard.
Andersson lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Andersson sitting in guard here, content to control.
Andersson might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Dias is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Andersson's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Andersson passes Dias's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Andersson perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Andersson has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
Andersson's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

Dias rushes Andersson and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Dias looking to throw knees to the head but Andersson is blocking nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Dias tries to land a knee to the head but Andersson blocks with his arms.
Ismael Dias seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Dias lands a nice elbow.
Andersson blocks the elbow strike.
Andersson on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Andersson blocks an uppercut.

Andersson gets control of Dias's arms and successfully pulls guard. Andersson will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.
Andersson has Dias pulled in close to control his posture.
Dias wanted to stand there but Andersson had control of the position.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Andersson seems keen to control Dias's posture.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Montrese Andersson had his way with Ismael Dias in that round.
The cut man is working on Montrese Andersson's cut.
That's time! Back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!

Nice cross by Andersson.
Andersson swats away the attempt to clinch by Dias.
The fight stays on the outside here - Dias looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Dias is looking to clinch but Andersson is avoiding it.
Dias closes the distance but Andersson moves to the side
and Andersson counters with a straight right hand.
Dias tries to clinch up but Andersson circles away and keeps his distance.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Andersson wants to land a leg kick but Dias is out of range.
Andersson throws the left hand but Dias avoids the punch easily.
Dias wants to clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dias closes the distance but Andersson moves to the side
and Andersson counters with a two punch combo.
Dias keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Andersson.
Dias has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Andersson scores with a sloppy right hand. Dias should have avoided that one.
Andersson throws out a powerful jab.
Good exchange - Andersson coming out on top.
Andersson misses with a takedown

and Dias counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Andersson is trying to pull guard but Dias has him pressed against the cage.
Andersson managing to block the knees to the body from Dias.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Dias.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Andersson.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Andersson prevents a body shot from Dias.
Dias tries to work over Andersson's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Dias missing with knees to the body.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Andersson.
Andersson goes for a takedown in the clinch but Dias prevents it.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Montrese Andersson. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Andersson wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Andersson jumps guard but Dias stands there with Andersson around his waist. Andersson gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Dias doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Andersson blocks the elbow strike.
Dias throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Dias misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Andersson.
Dias misses with the head strike.
Dias tries to throw a body punch but Andersson avoids it by throwing Dias back against the cage.
Dias prevents a takedown attempt there.
Andersson blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Andersson blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Andersson gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Andersson has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Dias avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Dias pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Dias tries a body shot but Andersson blocks it.
Dias dodges an elbow strike from Andersson.
Knees to the body from Dias.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.
Andersson fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Dias misses with a knee strike.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Dias lands a knee to the body.
Dias doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Ismael Dias has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Dias misses with a shot to the kidneys.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Montrese Andersson.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Andersson, winning every round. Will the judges agree? They are the ones who matter, even if they are often depressingly incompetent. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Micheangelo Fripello scores the fight 50:44
Judge Josh West scores the fight 50:44
Judge Jeff Smith scores the fight 50:44

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Montrese Andersson!

Montrese Andersson retains his lightweight title!
Montrese Andersson thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Main event

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between John Joe Smith (ranked 2083 p4p, 2180 weight class) and Michele Rene Gaspard (ranked 146 p4p, 151 weight class). These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

171 cm
19
135
4 - 0 - 0
168 cm
19
135
4 - 0 - 0
Decent wrestler
Excellent MT
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Good gas tank

Conquer
Knock Out Sups

Northern Zombie


Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the bantamweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 - 0 - 0, fighting out of Tokyo, John Joe Smith!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 - 0 - 0, fighting out of Montreal, Michele Rene Gaspard!
The judges for this bout are Josh West, Roger Salmon and Colin Fray.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Smith avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Gaspard closes the distance looking to clinch
and Smith counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Smith blocks a jab.
Gaspard wants to clinch.
Smith misses with an uppercut.
Gaspard uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Smith.
Smith loads up on a big right hand but Gaspard slips the punch.
Gaspard scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.

Gaspard has closed the distance and engaged Smith in a clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gaspard tries to pull guard but Smith won't allow it.

Smith manages to break the clinch.
Nice shot by Gaspard.
Gaspard keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Smith.
Gaspard throws a poor cross that misses
and Smith counters with a stiff right hand.
Smith looks to land a left hand but Gaspard moved out of range nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Gaspard darts in and clinches Smith up against the cage.

Smith escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
The fighters circling - Smith throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A shot to the body from Gaspard misses
and Smith counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

Gaspard clinches.
Gaspard tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Smith throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Smith is looking to break free of the clinch but Gaspard has double underhooks.
Gaspard blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Nice body punch from Gaspard.
Gaspard tries to pull guard but Smith holds him up against the cage and eventually Gaspard drops back down to his feet.
John Joe Smith has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Michele Rene Gaspard.
Gaspard is trying to pull guard but Smith has him pressed against the cage.
Smith throws a punch but it's blocked by Gaspard.
Gaspard lands a left hand.
Smith lands on the inside with an uppercut.
A frustrated look appears on Smith's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Smith can't break the clinch.
Smith goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Smith tries to throw a body punch but Gaspard avoids it by throwing Smith back against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Gaspard.
Gaspard stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Gaspard tries to pull guard but Smith forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Smith lands a hook that snaps the head of Gaspard backwards.
Smith misses with a hook from the clinch.
Smith misses with a body punch.
Smith lands a nice uppercut.
Smith lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.

Gaspard manages to pull guard.
Smith is looking to stand up but Gaspard won't let him.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Gaspard is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Smith defends well.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Gaspard working for a triangle but Smith defends it easily.

Gaspard has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Smith can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Gaspard trying to control the position.
Smith wants to stand but Gaspard has a closed guard, so he can't escape.
Gaspard looking to hit a scissor sweep but Smith is one step ahead there.
Smith knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Gaspard on the ground.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.

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

Smith gets to his feet. Gaspard looking to butt scoot but the ref puts an end to that. On your feet son!
Gaspard misses with a left hand
and Smith counters with a left to the body.
Smith fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gaspard manages to avoid it.
Michele Rene Gaspard seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Gaspard tries to clinch but Smith is having none of it.
Gaspard doesn't manage to clinch there - Smith circles away.
Gaspard cracks Smith with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Gaspard tries to clinch
and Smith connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Gaspard swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Smith.

Gaspard forces Smith back against the cage and clinches.

Gaspard drags the fight down to the ground.
Smith would like to get this fight back to the feet but can't get free from the closed guard.
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 John Joe Smith will probably get the nod.
That's time! Smith's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.

Gaspard misses with a straight right.
Smith keeps the fight on the outside.
We've been told by Smith's head coaches at Hammer House of Horror that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
John Joe Smith is winning the standup battle so far.
Gaspard tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
An attempted straight right counter from Smith misses the target.
Smith misses with a wild body shot.

Gaspard drives through and clinches with Smith against the cage.
Gaspard is trying to pull guard but Smith turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Gaspard is trying to pull guard but Smith has him pressed against the cage.
Smith just leaning against Gaspard, taking a breather.
A nice right hand lands inside from Smith.
A right hand to the body from Smith.
Smith struggles to land a body shot inside as Gaspard controls his hands.
A short uppercut from Smith.
Gaspard tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Smith's elbow.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gaspard tries to pull guard but Smith holds him up against the cage and eventually Gaspard drops back down to his feet.
John Joe Smith has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Michele Rene Gaspard.
A right hand to the body from Smith.
Smith has a couple of punches blocked by Gaspard.
Gaspard tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Smith just stands there and leans against the cage.
Gaspard jumps guard but Smith turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gaspard misses with a body punch.

Smith escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Gaspard thuds a left hand into Smith's body.
Gaspard tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Smith paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Gaspard tries to clinch there but Smith circles away.
Gaspard tries to clinch up
and Smith counters with a straight right hand.
Gaspard lands a right hook to the body.
Smith throws a lazy right hand but Gaspard sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Gaspard thuds his right hand into Smith's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Gaspard bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Smith circles away from the clinch attempt
and Smith counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Smith takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Gaspard avoids the body shot from Smith.
Gaspard fails with an attempt to clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Smith uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Gaspard.
Gaspard changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Smith keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Gaspard.
Gaspard takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Smith slips under a jab from Gaspard.
Smith takes a jab right on the kisser.
Gaspard misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Smith counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

Gaspard moves into the clinch.
Smith goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Smith misses with a short punch on the inside.
Gaspard jumps guard but Smith stands there with Gaspard around his waist. Gaspard gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.

Smith manages to break the clinch.
Gaspard throws a looping overhand right but Smith ducks down to avoid it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Gaspard. Smith does a little dance to reset his feet.
Smith clobbers Gaspard with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Gaspard moves in looking to clinch but Smith pushes him off.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice defenses there by Smith.
Gaspard misses with a right hand
and Smith counters with a straight right hand.

Gaspard pushes Smith up against the cage in a clinch.
Smith wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Smith fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

Gaspard pulls Smith into guard.

Smith got a little sloppy there for a moment and Gaspard has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Smith has managed to get both his arms back between Gaspard's legs - danger averted.
Smith wants to stand but Gaspard is controlling his posture from full guard.
Smith won't allow Gaspard to sweep him here.
Smith wanted to stand there but Gaspard had control of the position.

Gaspard looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Smith tries to stand but Gaspard is controlling from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Gaspard working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Smith doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Smith manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Smith wants to get up but he can't break Gaspard's closed guard. He needs to be careful trying to break the legs open, as he's open to submissions here.
Smith trying desperately to get back to his feet here but he's not having any joy at all. He's going to tire himself out if he's not careful.
Gaspard looking for a sweep. Not yet Gaspard, not yet.

Gaspard had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Smith defends it easily.

Gaspard is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Smith is aware though and is defending well.

Gaspard is looking for a triangle but Smith pushes his legs off easily.

Smith stands and steps away. Gaspard gets to his feet too and we're back to the striking game.
Gaspard throws a jab but it's blocked by Smith.
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 John Joe Smith will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!

Gaspard closes the distance but Smith moves to the side
letting Smith counter with a right hand.
Gaspard moves away from the strike by Smith.
Gaspard lands a body shot.
Gaspard swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Gaspard is looking to clinch but Smith is avoiding it.
Smith misses with an uppercut.
Gaspard throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Smith counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Gaspard lands a nice shot that snaps Smith's head back.
Gaspard tries to clinch up but Smith circles away and keeps his distance.
Smith fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gaspard manages to avoid it.
Gaspard swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Smith counters with a series of strikes. Gaspard will be more careful next time no doubt.
Gaspard is rocked!
Smith cracks Gaspard with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Gaspard is still on wobbly legs! Can Smith finish him?
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Gaspard moves into the clinch.
A right handed body shot lands from Smith.
Smith tries to throw a body punch but Gaspard avoids it by throwing Smith back against the cage.
Gaspard tries to pull guard but Smith won't allow it.
Gaspard lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Smith doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gaspard tries to pull guard but Smith won't allow it.
Smith goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Gaspard jumps guard but Smith turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
John Joe Smith has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Michele Rene Gaspard.
A short left from Smith.
Gaspard jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Smith walks away with a smile on his face. Gaspard gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Smith connects with a right that clearly hurt Gaspard. He's backed up against the cage with nowhere to go as Smith proceeds to tee off with vicious combinations till Gaspard collapses and taps out under the pressure!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:19 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). John Joe Smith!
John Joe Smith retains his bantamweight title!
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FIGHT
RATING
50%

 

 
 
 
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