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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Giacomo Bandolero (ranked 3054 p4p, 23738 weight class) and Immagunna Filerup (ranked 328 p4p, 479 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Bandolero might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Bandolero. Both fighter's entrance songs getting the crowd jumping here.

166 cm
26
138
6 - 14 - 0
168 cm
26
142
0 - 1 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Powerful

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Silverguard Outfitters ๐Ÿ›ก
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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 6 - 14 - 0, fighting out of London, Giacomo Bandolero!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 - 1 - 0, fighting out of Las Vegas, Immagunna Filerup!
The judges for this bout are Chris Saunders, Jeff Smith and Ryoma Takatsuka.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Bandolero.

Filerup closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Bandolero is looking for a sweep. Filerup is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Filerup not doing much here.
Bandolero wants to control but Filerup is keeping busy.
Bandolero tries to get to full guard but Filerup has control of the leg.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bandolero is working hard here to advance position.
Filerup controlling the pace.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Bandolero actively working from the bottom here.
Bandolero strikes from the bottom but Filerup passes into mount!
Bandolero regains half guard.

Filerup is working for a submission of some sort.
Bandolero wants to improve his position but Filerup is controlling well.
Bandolero keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.

Bandolero with the active half guard here but Filerup passes nicely into side control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bandolero manages to work his way to half guard, despite Filerup's best efforts.
Filerup throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.

Filerup stands up from half guard.
Sloppy strikes from Bandolero. Those never looked like landing.
Filerup is looking for the big counter here.
Bandolero misses with the combination.
Filerup fails with the takedown.
Giacomo Bandolero seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bandolero scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Filerup fails in his attempt to clinch.

Filerup fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Bandolero to the ground. Filerup is now in Bandolero's guard.
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!
Filerup throws a big elbow that misses.
Bandolero can't keep his opponent in guard - Filerup advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Filerup controlling the pace.
Filerup trying to pass the guard but Bandolero defending well.
Bandolero tries to roll over but Filerup keeps him under control.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.

Bandolero actively working from the bottom here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Bandolero keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Bandolero moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.

Bandolero throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

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.
Filerup is looking to work some ground and pound but Bandolero has wrist control.
Filerup's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Filerup is looking to work some ground and pound but Bandolero has wrist control.

Bandolero looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.

Filerup avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Filerup must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Filerup passes easily into side control. Nice work.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Filerup wants to take a breather but Bandolero manages to regain guard - a lesson learnt for Filerup.
Filerup controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

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

Bandolero swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
As Bandolero backs off Filerup throws a huge counter combo but Bandolero manages to avoid it all.
Bandolero throws a looping overhand right but Filerup ducks down to avoid it.
Filerup steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Bandolero.
Filerup shoots in looking for a takedown. Bandolero tries to sprawl out of it but Filerup keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Bandolero manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Filerup tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Filerup fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Bandolero shoots in for a takedown but Filerup shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Bandolero fails to land with a series of punches.
A cross from Bandolero lands.
Bandolero moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Filerup avoids a punch combination nicely.
Bandolero sets himself, and Filerup steps forward looking for the clinch! Bandolero avoids it this time.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bandolero avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Nice uppercut lands for Bandolero. That snapped Filerup's head back.
Giacomo Bandolero is winning the standup battle so far.
Filerup avoids a punch combination nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bandolero connects with a looping right hand.
Nice takedown defense from Bandolero. No joy for Filerup on that attempt.
Giacomo Bandolero has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Immagunna Filerup.
Filerup is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Filerup looks to land a body kick but Bandolero moved away.
Bandolero is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Filerup.
Filerup shoots in looking for a takedown but Bandolero manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Filerup's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Filerup defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Bandolero.
Bandolero avoids the body shot from Filerup.
No luck for Filerup with that takedown attempt.
Bandolero lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
A punch combination from Bandolero misses.
Filerup takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Bandolero is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Filerup can do to turn this around?
Bandolero keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Filerup misses with the combination.
Bandolero closes this distance looking for a takedown but Filerup circles away.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Filerup closes this distance looking for a takedown but Bandolero circles away.
Bandolero swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Bandolero tries to clinch up.
Bandolero has his takedown stuffed
and Filerup counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Giacomo Bandolero is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Filerup misses with a double jab.
Filerup goes for a double leg but Bandolero avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Bandolero continues to drive forward.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Filerup is defended easily by Bandolero.
Bandolero half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Bandolero throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
No joy there for Bandolero, who threw a few shots but didn't land.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bandolero fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Bandolero displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Filerup.
Filerup tries to clinch but Bandolero moves out of range.
Bandolero throws a one two combo.
Filerup wants to clinch.
Bandolero throws a one two combo.
No luck for Filerup with that takedown attempt.
Filerup fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Bandolero is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Filerup.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bandolero stalks Filerup and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Filerup's face. Filerup staggers backwards, shaken.
Filerup throws a sloppy head kick and Bandolero moves out of range easily.
Filerup defending well as Bandolero loads up on a big left hand.
Bandolero shoots for a takedown but Filerup saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Bandolero looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Filerup shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Bandolero as he avoids it easily.

Bandolero tries to keep at a distance but Filerup has taken the fight into the clinch.
Filerup has Bandolero pressed against the cage, preventing Bandolero from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Bandolero is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Filerup gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.

Bandolero successfully pulls guard.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Giacomo Bandolero dominated that second round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!

Filerup avoids a kick to the body.
Bandolero misses with a few strikes there.

Bandolero has taken the fight to the clinch.
Filerup drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Filerup fails to pull the fight into his guard.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Filerup takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Filerup drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Bandolero gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Giacomo Bandolero has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Immagunna Filerup.
Filerup goes for a takedown in the clinch but Bandolero prevents it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Filerup jumps guard but Bandolero stands there with Filerup around his waist. Filerup gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.

Filerup has picked Bandolero up - he's going for a ride! Filerup dumps his opponent to the mat with a thud and settles into half guard.

Bandolero has managed to escape just enough to sneak back to his feet but Filerup is on him like a limpet, forcing Bandolero back against the cage.
Filerup is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Bandolero pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Filerup changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Bandolero fights it off and pushes away nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bandolero looks for a takedown but Filerup sprawls well.
A punch combination from Bandolero misses.
Bandolero dives in for a single leg takedown but Filerup sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Filerup prevents a takedown attempt there.
Filerup has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Bandolero is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.

Filerup manages to break the clinch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bandolero tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Filerup misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Filerup.
Filerup looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Bandolero is fending him off so far but Filerup persists. Nope, Bandolero circles away and we're back to standing.
Filerup takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.

Filerup scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
Bandolero defending against the ground and pound.
Bandolero sneaks back into half guard.
Bandolero trying to control here.

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

Bandolero looking for submissions off his back.
Bandolero works his way to full guard. Good work.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Bandolero is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Filerup defends well.
Filerup seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.

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

Bandolero working for submissions but it's allowed Filerup to get to half guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Filerup performing his best blanket impression for a moment.

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 Giacomo Bandolero.
I think Bandolero 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 Chris Saunders scores the fight 29:28
Judge Jeff Smith scores the fight 29:28
Judge Ryoma Takatsuka scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Giacomo Bandolero!

A very excited looking Giacomo Bandolero made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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G S C
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
43%

 

Undercard bout

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Grand Admiral Thrawn (ranked 2007 p4p, 23599 weight class) and Amarillo Brillo (ranked 270 p4p, 620 weight class). Amarillo Brillo is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

195 cm
31
215
11 - 18 - 0
173 cm
27
172
7 - 16 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Dangerous knees
Insanely flexible
BJJ Brown Belt
Excellent boxer
Fast

Silverguard Outfitters ๐Ÿ›ก
Furnace Performance ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 - 18 - 0, fighting out of Las Vegas, Grand Admiral Thrawn!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 - 16 - 0, fighting out of Las Vegas, Amarillo Brillo!
The judges for this bout are Paul Gruel, Ryoma Takatsuka and Roger Salmon.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Thrawn tries to clinch but Brillo moves out of range.
Brillo misses with a low kick.
Brillo tries for a takedown but Thrawn sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Brillo throws a chopping leg kick but Thrawn manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Thrawn went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Brillo takes a head kick and keeps coming.
It looks like Amarillo Brillo has been cut.

Brillo has taken the fight to the clinch.
Brillo blocks an elbow strike.
Brillo has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Thrawn after a bit of a struggle.
Thrawn goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Our sources have told us that Thrawn has been working on his knees in the buildup to the fight.

Brillo has clasped his hands together around Thrawn's back... aaand, he's got a takedown into side control. Nicely done.
Brillo misses with an attempted head punch from side control.
Thrawn is trying to buck Brillo off.
Brillo scoring with punches from side control.
Thrawn knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Brillo on the ground.
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!
An elbow from Brillo crashes against the mat.
Thrawn is looking to work his way out of this bad position but Brillo is controlling him well.
Thrawn stops Brillo from passing to mount.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Brillo looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Thrawn is avoiding damage well.
Brillo tries to land with some ground and pound but misses.
Brillo fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Brillo 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.
Brillo creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Thrawn sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
An elbow from Brillo crashes against the mat.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Brillo lands some shots froms side control.
Brillo working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter.
Thrawn is trying to control Brillo's posture but Brillo avoids it.

Brillo looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Thrawn regains half guard, as Brillo was trying to land strikes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Thrawn desperately trying to maintain half guard.

Brillo is looking for a kimura here.
Brillo thows a huge punch but Thrawn dodges it nicely.
Brillo throwing shots but Thrawn is blocking nicely.
Brillo has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Thrawn wants to improve his position but Brillo is controlling well.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Brillo thows a huge punch but Thrawn dodges it nicely.
Brillo is pressing down on Thrawn's thigh, looking to free his foot. Thrawn is holding on for now.

Brillo is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Thrawn is just riding it out for now. Brillo eventually gives up the hold.
Thrawn taking some punishment here, with Brillo in his half guard.
Brillo looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Brillo drops an elbow to the side of Thrawn's head.
Brillo trying to control from half guard but Thrawn is working away.

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.
Thrawn has hold of Brillo's hands but Brillo slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Brillo not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Brillo working Thrawn over with strikes.
Brillo working Thrawn over with strikes.
Brillo missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Brillo lands with a punch from half guard.
Thrawn is looking for a sweep. Brillo is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Brillo not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Brillo thows a huge punch but Thrawn dodges it nicely.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Brillo landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Brillo winds up and cracks Thrawn with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Thrawn wants to get back to full guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Brillo missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Amarillo Brillo dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Amarillo Brillo's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Thrawn clinches up against the cage.
Thrawn blocking some punches.
The step up in weight doesn't seem to be a problem for Brillo. He's performing admirably here against the bigger man.
Thrawn scores a nice knee to the body.
Thrawn is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Thrawn unloads a knee to the mid-section. Brillo lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Thrawn connects with a knee to the head.
Thrawn connects with a knee to the head.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Thrawn obliges.
Thrawn missing with knees to the body.
A short left from Thrawn.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Thrawn scores a nice knee to the body.
Thrawn trying to land knees to the body.
Thrawn scores a nice knee to the body.
Thrawn lands a knee to the body.
Thrawn struggles to land a body shot inside as Brillo controls his hands.
Thrawn lands an elbow that stopped Brillo in his tracks for a moment.
Thrawn lands a knee to the body.
Thrawn lands a nice elbow.
Brillo is breathing heavily.
Thrawn tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Brillo's elbow.
Thrawn crunches a lovely knee into Brillo's ribcage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Thrawn lands a right hand.
Thrawn landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Grand Admiral Thrawn has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Thrawn landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Brillo on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Brillo has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Thrawn after a bit of a struggle.
Thrawn lands a body punch.
Thrawn can't find room to land a body shot as Brillo controls the action.
Thrawn is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Thrawn landing knees to the body.
Still in the clinch, Thrawn scores with a nice short uppercut.
Brillo blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Thrawn tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Brillo's elbow.
Brillo drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Thrawn creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Brillo's defenses.
Thrawn working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Thrawn lands a knee to the body.
Brillo takes a shot to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Thrawn connects with a knee to the head.
Thrawn lands with a short shot to the head.
A hook to the body from Thrawn.
Thrawn gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Thrawn lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Thrawn putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Brillo in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
Thrawn with a knee to the head.
Knees in the clinch landing for Thrawn.
Brillo takes an elbow to the temple.
Knees in the clinch landing for Thrawn.
Thrawn is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Thrawn lands with a left to the head.
Thrawn misses with a knee to the head.
Thrawn throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Brillo blocks it with crossed arms.
Thrawn digs a right hand underneath Brillo's ribcage. Brillo let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Thrawn with a knee to the head.
Thrawn lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Thrawn.
Thrawn putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Brillo in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Thrawn landing knees to the body.
Thrawn lands a right hand that snaps the head of Brillo backwards.
Thrawn landing knees to the body.
Thrawn connects with a knee to the head.
Thrawn prevents the takedown attempt.
Grand Admiral Thrawn has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Amarillo Brillo.
Thrawn works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Thrawn lands a hook that snaps the head of Brillo backwards.
Thrawn with a knee to the head.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Thrawn comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
Thrawn lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Thrawn lands a knee to the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Brillo goes for a takedown in the clinch but Thrawn prevents it.
Brillo takes a knee right on the jaw!
Thrawn scores with a shot to the side of Brillo's head.
Brillo tries for a takedown. No joy.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Thrawn lands a good knee to the midsection. Brillo won't want to take too many of those.
Thrawn landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Thrawn softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Thrawn obliges.
Thrawn softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Thrawn lands a shot to the body.
Thrawn lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Brillo backwards.
Thrawn with a knee to the head.
Thrawn throws an elbow but it misses.
Thrawn lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Brillo is looking for a takedown.
Thrawn utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
Thrawn tries to work over Brillo's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Thrawn tries to work over Brillo's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Brillo has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Thrawn seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Brillo can turn it around.
Thrawn prevents the takedown attempt.
A nice right hand lands inside from Thrawn.
Brillo takes a knee right on the jaw!
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Grand Admiral Thrawn dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Amarillo Brillo's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!

A combination from Thrawn does no damage.
Thrawn tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Brillo manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
A nice side step and Brillo releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Thrawn is looking to take this fight into the clinch.

Thrawn gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Brillo wants a takedown.
Thrawn tries to land knees in the clinch but Brillo avoids the damage to the body.
Brillo is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Thrawn is defending well.
Brillo tries to work over Thrawn's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Brillo is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Thrawn gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Grand Admiral Thrawn has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Amarillo Brillo.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Thrawn lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Thrawn with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Brillo is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Thrawn working Brillo over with knees to the body.
Thrawn landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Brillo takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Brillo takes a knee right on the jaw!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Thrawn lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Brillo backwards.
Thrawn landing knees to the head.
Brillo is trying to break free.
A short right from Thrawn.
Thrawn lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Brillo or not.
Thrawn landing knees to the head.
Thrawn lands a knee to the body.
Thrawn with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Brillo looking for a takedown.
Thrawn lands a right hand that snaps the head of Brillo backwards.
Thrawn with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Brillo tries for a takedown. No joy.
Thrawn lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Thrawn landing knees to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Thrawn lands a nice knee to the body.
Thrawn misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Thrawn lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Brillo.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Thrawn lands a good knee to the midsection. Brillo won't want to take too many of those.
Brillo changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Thrawn fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Thrawn tries to clinch but Brillo is having none of it.
Brillo stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Thrawn.
Brillo shoots in and drives through. Thrawn sprawls well.
Grand Admiral Thrawn seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Thrawn keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Thrawn is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Brillo can do to turn this around?
Thrawn fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Brillo shoots in for a takedown but Thrawn shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Thrawn throws a quick inside leg kick.
Brillo swats away the attempt to clinch by Thrawn.
Thrawn takes a shot to the body in his stride.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Thrawn scores with a head kick.

Thrawn has taken the fight to the clinch.

Brillo gets double underhooks and manages to take the fight to the ground.

Thrawn manages to wriggle out and sneak his way back up to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched up against the cage.
Thrawn lands a nice knee to the body.
Thrawn is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Thrawn tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Brillo's elbow.
Thrawn lands a hook to the side of the head.
Thrawn connects with a nasty looking knee right to Brillo's face.
Thrawn lands an elbow just above Brillo 's eye.
Thrawn landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Thrawn.
Thrawn working Brillo over with knees to the body.
Thrawn cracks Brillo with a nice body shot.
Thrawn working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Thrawn lands a knee to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Brillo.
Brillo's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Thrawn scores with a knee to the head.
Brillo is rocked!
Thrawn lands a nice shot to the body.
Brillo is still on wobbly legs! Can Thrawn finish him?
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Thrawn obliges.
Nice elbow from Thrawn.
Thrawn landing knees to the head.
Thrawn is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Brillo takes a knee right on the jaw!
Thrawn lands an elbow inside.
Brillo drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Thrawn gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Brillo tries for a takedown but Thrawn manages to get underhooks.
Thrawn lands a nice elbow.
Thrawn landing knees to the head.
Brillo goes for a takedown attempt but Thrawn pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
Thrawn lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Thrawn throws a head kick that half lands.
Brillo misses the shot to the body.
Brillo is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Thrawn.

And that's the end of the fight!
Grand Admiral Thrawn showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Thrawn 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 Paul Gruel scores the fight 29:26
Judge Ryoma Takatsuka scores the fight 29:26
Judge Roger Salmon scores the fight 29:26

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Grand Admiral Thrawn!

Grand Admiral Thrawn 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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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
80%

 

Undercard bout

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Anderson Nogueira (ranked 2549 p4p, 3326 weight class) and Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich (ranked 128 p4p, 184 weight class). Heydrich has chosen Wass wollen wir trinken as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

175 cm
37
209
18 - 18 - 0
192 cm
29
235
11 - 11 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good takedowns
Excellent boxer
Granite chin

HELL'S BALLS NUTRITION

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 - 18 - 0, fighting out of Las Vegas, Anderson Nogueira !
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 - 11 - 0, fighting out of Sydney, Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich!
The judges for this bout are Jeff Smith, Ryoma Takatsuka and Micheangelo Fripello.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nogueira throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Heydrich lands an overhand right.
Heydrich swats away the attempt to clinch by Nogueira .
Nogueira misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Nogueira needs to keep his hands up - Heydrich had a free shot at his head there.
Nogueira looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
A combination from Nogueira does no damage.
Nogueira throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Nogueira misses with a double jab.
Heydrich slips a straight right by Nogueira .
Nogueira fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Anderson Nogueira seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nogueira looks to throw the jab but Heydrich is out of range.
A head kick by Nogueira misses

and Heydrich counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Heydrich.
Nogueira might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Nogueira wants to sweep but no luck.
Nogueira can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Heydrich controls the pace.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Heydrich working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.

Nogueira looks to be working for a triangle here. Oh, it looks like he might have it! Heydrich has picked Nogueira up and slammed him! Nogueira can't keep hold of the triangle and Heydrich manages to pass to side control!
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nogueira is trying to control Heydrich's posture but Heydrich avoids it.
Heydrich is staying tight to Nogueira 's torso, preventing him from escaping.
Heydrich scores with a couple of short elbows.
Nogueira is looking for a sweep.
Heydrich trying to control the action but Nogueira is working from the bottom.
Nogueira tries to bench press Heydrich off him but Heydrich keeps the position.
Heydrich works to advance to full mount. Nogueira defends for a few seconds but eventually he succumbs.
Nogueira is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Heydrich avoids the attempt from Nogueira to control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Heydrich working away from the top, dropping strikes.
Nogueira wants to control but Heydrich is having none of it.
Heydrich controlling his opponent.
Nogueira is in all sorts of trouble here.
Heydrich raining down hammerfists from mount.
Heydrich tries to control but Nogueira wriggling away.
Nogueira manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Nogueira trying to control here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Heydrich lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Heydrich keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
It looks like Heydrich might be adopting somewhat of a lay and pray gameplan here, which I'm sure won't go down too well with the paying fans in attendance... Or the ring announcers come to think of it.
Nogueira is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Heydrich trying to control from half guard but Nogueira is working away.
Nogueira wants to control but Heydrich is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Nogueira tries to get to full guard but Heydrich has control of the leg.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Heydrich landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Nogueira trying to control from the bottom.
Nogueira on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Nogueira gets full guard.

Nogueira looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Heydrich looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Heydrich stopping the sweep attempt from Nogueira .
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Nogueira has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Heydrich can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich dominated that round.
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.

Nogueira lands a nice shot to the body.
Nogueira is looking to clinch but Heydrich is avoiding it.
Heydrich tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Nogueira throws a head kick but Heydrich moves out of range.
Heydrich connects with a nice looking jab.
Nogueira fails with an attempt to clinch.
Heydrich swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Nogueira is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Heydrich.
Heydrich flicks out a counter leg kick but Nogueira steps away.
Nogueira fails in his attempt to clinch.
Heydrich walks into a jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nogueira throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nogueira throws a right and a left that both miss.
Nogueira fails with an attempt to clinch.
Nogueira misses with a combination

and Heydrich counters with a shoot takedown. Nogueira fights it but they end up in guard.
Heydrich stands and throws Nogueira 's legs to the side, diving into side control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Heydrich scoring with punches and elbows.
Nogueira sneaks back into half guard.
Heydrich trying to control the action but Nogueira is working from the bottom.
Nogueira wants to improve his position but Heydrich is controlling well.
Heydrich perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Heydrich slips a nice elbow through Nogueira 's hands, connecting with Nogueira 's forehead.
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. Heydrich connects with a nice short shot to Nogueira 's temple.
Nogueira is refusing to be controlled, as Heydrich sits in half guard.
Nogueira is trying to control but Heydrich manages to pass to mount!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nogueira tries to hold on but Heydrich postures up.
Heydrich prevents Nogueira from getting the reversal.
Heydrich looking to control but Nogueira is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Heydrich lands with some strikes.
Nogueira regains half guard.
Heydrich with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Heydrich scoring with strikes to the body and head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nogueira wants to improve his position but Heydrich is controlling well.
Heydrich looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Heydrich has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Heydrich is thwarting Nogueira 's attempts to control the position.
Heydrich keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Heydrich trying to mount his opponent but Nogueira defends it.

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.
Heydrich content to control rather than advance.
Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich has got the better of the ground game so far.
Nogueira wants to get back to full guard.
Heydrich seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Nogueira does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Nogueira has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Heydrich is working away from the top position though.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.
Nogueira tries to get to full guard but Heydrich has control of the leg.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Nogueira actively working from the bottom here.
Heydrich working Nogueira over with strikes.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich 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. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!

A right-left combo lands from Nogueira .
Left hook, right uppercut from Nogueira .
Anderson Nogueira is winning the standup battle so far.
Nogueira throws a wild combination but nothing lands.

Heydrich throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Nogueira was covering up waiting for the punch and Heydrich finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Nogueira can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Heydrich controls the pace.
Heydrich keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Nogueira 's head.
Nogueira controls Heydrich momentarily but Heydrich frees himself.

Heydrich has a momentary lapse of concentration, allowing Nogueira to throw up a leg and lock on what appears to be a pretty tight triangle! Heydrich is fighting it off but it's all too little too late - Nogueira pulls down on the head and he's put Heydrich to sleep! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:55 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Anderson Nogueira !
S C
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G S C
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
43%

 

Undercard bout

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Jingky Bacolod (ranked 2685 p4p, 1636 weight class) and Usko Unbelivable (ranked 148 p4p, 103 weight class). Bacolod comes into the arena with Havana blaring out of the sound system. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

204 cm
36
288
12 - 27 - 1
190 cm
39
281
24 - 29 - 2
BJJ Brown Belt
Great elbows
Good chin
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Powerful

Furnace Performance ๐Ÿ”ฅ
Silverguard Outfitters ๐Ÿ›ก

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 - 27 - 1, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jingky Bacolod!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 - 29 - 2, fighting out of London, Usko Unbelivable!
The judges for this bout are Chris Saunders, Ryoma Takatsuka and Micheangelo Fripello.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Unbelivable throws a sloppy head kick and Bacolod moves out of range easily.
Bacolod throwing a counter right hand but Unbelivable manages to avoid it.

Unbelivable changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Bacolod looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
Bacolod tries to wriggle free to get back to his feet but he's given up his back! Oops.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.
Bacolod is trying to break free.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Unbelivable is looking for the choke from the back position but Bacolod is controlling his hands well.
Bacolod trying to control but he's just got himself in more trouble.
Unbelivable is looking to control Bacolod but Bacolod is wriggling around and keeping busy.
Our spies down at at Deathsquad inform us that Unbelivable has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?
Unbelivable gets his hooks in and is throwing strikes.
Bacolod is trying to break free.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Even with his hooks in, Unbelivable manages to miss with strikes from the back.
Bacolod is defending well here and trying to improve his position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Unbelivable trying to control.
Unbelivable is controlling his opponent, waiting for an opportunity to finish.
I really don't envy Bacolod right now.
Unbelivable looking to soften up his opponent with punches.
It looks like Jingky Bacolod has been cut.

Bacolod showing good submission defense here.
Unbelivable missing with punches from the back.

Unbelivable is looking for the choke from the back position but Bacolod is controlling his hands well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Unbelivable somehow managing to miss with a strike from the back.
Unbelivable is punishing Bacolod with strikes - can he finish him?!

Unbelivable is persistently looking for the submission but Bacolod is defending it well.

Unbelivable is persistently looking for the submission but Bacolod is defending it well.
Unbelivable controlling well, preventing Bacolod from escaping the position.

Unbelivable is looking for the choke from the back position but Bacolod is controlling his hands well.
Well, with Unbelivable on his back, surely it's only a matter of time before Bacolod is tapping out... Can he escape the position?
Bacolod trying to get back to his feet but Unbelivable is in full control for now.
Unbelivable is trying to stick to Bacolod's back but Bacolod is turning into Unbelivable. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Unbelivable's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Bacolod.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bacolod trying to stand up but can't free himself from Unbelivable's guard.
Unbelivable doesn't do any damage with a couple of strikes from the bottom.
Unbelivable has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Bacolod is looking to advance position but Unbelivable has hit a scissor sweep - now he's on top in mount!

Unbelivable with the ground and pound from mount.
Unbelivable trying to control but Bacolod is having none of it.
Bacolod wants to control but Unbelivable is having none of it.
Bacolod regains half guard.
Unbelivable lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bacolod is not content to let Unbelivable control the position.
Bacolod preventing any damage for now, controlling his opponent's head.

Unbelivable is working for a kimura but Bacolod is defending it quite comfortably.
Bacolod is staying active underneath Unbelivable, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Bacolod tries to get to full guard but Unbelivable has control of the leg.
Bacolod is trying to control but can't.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Usko Unbelivable dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Jingky Bacolod's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


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

Unbelivable decides to take the fight back to the feet.
Bacolod misses with a takedown attempt - Unbelivable sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Jingky Bacolod is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Bacolod tries for a takedown but Unbelivable circles away easily
and Bacolod takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Jingky Bacolod's cut is getting worse.
Unbelivable tries to clinch up but Bacolod circles away and keeps his distance.

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

Unbelivable is working for a kimura but Bacolod is defending it quite comfortably.
Unbelivable takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Unbelivable is trying to control the action in half guard but Bacolod is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.

Bacolod kicks off Unbelivable and gets to his feet.
Bacolod darts in looking for a takedown but Unbelivable gets double underhooks and turns Bacolod into the cage.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Jingky Bacolod. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Bacolod jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Unbelivable walks away with a smile on his face. Bacolod gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Bacolod with a lazy takedown attempt
and Unbelivable counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Unbelivable fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Bacolod keeps the fight on the outside.
Bacolod fails with a takedown attempt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Unbelivable goes for a double leg but Bacolod avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Bacolod continues to drive forward.
Bacolod misses with a takedown

and Unbelivable counters by moving into the clinch.
Unbelivable working Bacolod over with knees to the body.
Unbelivable is looking to take this one to the mat.
Unbelivable is trying to pull guard but Bacolod has him pressed against the cage.
Bacolod tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.

Unbelivable jumps guard.
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!
Bacolod postures up.

Bacolod avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

Unbelivable had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Bacolod defends it easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Unbelivable preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Unbelivable wants to get back to his feet but Bacolod is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Unbelivable working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Bacolod.
Unbelivable striking off his back, scoring a few points.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Bacolod in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Unbelivable trying to control the position.
Bacolod is stalling in the full guard.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.

Unbelivable throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Unbelivable trying to control the position.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Usko Unbelivable showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Jingky Bacolod's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. This is the final round!

Unbelivable displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Bacolod.
Bacolod changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Unbelivable tries to avoid it but Bacolod manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Unbelivable to the ground. Unbelivable escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
The fight stays on the outside here - Unbelivable looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Unbelivable shoots in for a double leg but Bacolod sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.

Unbelivable rushes Bacolod and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Stalling in the clinch from Bacolod.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Bacolod's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Bacolod misses with a takedown

and Unbelivable counters with a nice double leg into guard.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Jingky Bacolod. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Unbelivable trying to control the position from guard on top but Bacolod is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Unbelivable controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Usko Unbelivable has got the better of the ground game so far.
Unbelivable tries to free his leg and advance position but Bacolod is retaining full guard.
Unbelivable sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Unbelivable in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Unbelivable lands a couple of digs.
Bacolod is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Bacolod is looking to take a break and control but Unbelivable is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Bacolod wants to work for an arm triangle but Unbelivable is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Unbelivable moves into full guard.

Unbelivable had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Bacolod defends it easily.
Bacolod has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Bacolod in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Unbelivable lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Unbelivable has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Bacolod is striking from the bottom but Unbelivable uses the opportunity to pass into half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Unbelivable seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Bacolod does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Unbelivable moves nicely into side control.
Bacolod is trying to control Unbelivable's posture but Unbelivable avoids it.
Unbelivable advances to full mount.
Bacolod is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Usko Unbelivable is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Unbelivable has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Bacolod's face.
Unbelivable lands a big elbow.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Unbelivable can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Bacolod is looking to escape.
Bacolod keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Unbelivable trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Unbelivable controlling the position easily from mount.
Unbelivable is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Bacolod can't stay in a position like this for much longer.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Unbelivable looking to control and managing it successfully.
Jingky Bacolod has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Bacolod is flailing around like a fish out of water, trying to land strikes.

And that's the end of the fight!
Usko Unbelivable comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Unbelivable 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 Chris Saunders scores the fight 27:30
Judge Ryoma Takatsuka scores the fight 27:30
Judge Micheangelo Fripello scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Usko Unbelivable!

A loyal slave to those sponsorship dollars, Usko Unbelivable made sure he mentioned Sportivit้, along with how happy he was to win his fight.
S C
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G S C
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
37%

 

Undercard bout

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Andriy Yarmalenko (ranked 2229 p4p, 2306 weight class) and Xue Fang (ranked 107 p4p, 130 weight class). Rumors backstage are that the fighters have been paid to keep it standing but we know that would never happen in MMA!

197 cm
26
258
12 - 9 - 1
200 cm
27
275
10 - 6 - 0
Good wrestling
Dangerous knees
Cardio machine
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent MT
Granite chin

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Silverguard Outfitters ๐Ÿ›ก
Furnace Performance ๐Ÿ”ฅ


Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 - 9 - 1, fighting out of New York, Andriy Yarmalenko!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 - 6 - 0, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Xue Fang!
The judges for this bout are Roger Salmon, Chris Saunders and Paul Gruel.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Fang looks to throw the jab but Yarmalenko is out of range.
A big left from Fang misses.
Yarmalenko seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Yarmalenko keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Yarmalenko appears to be looking for a big counter.
Fang throws out a loose jab but Yarmalenko uses good head movement to avoid it.
Fang misses the body punch
and Yarmalenko counters with a one-two to the body.
Fang throws out a leg kick but Yarmalenko moves out of range and Fang only half commits.
Yarmalenko looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Yarmalenko needs to keep his hands up - Fang had a free shot at his head there.
It looks like Andriy Yarmalenko has been cut.
Yarmalenko takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.

Yarmalenko shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Yarmalenko was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
This has been an exciting period of action!

Yarmalenko is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Fang has escaped the position, nice work there.
Fang wants to control but Yarmalenko postures up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yarmalenko prevents Fang from escaping the position.
Fang tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Yarmalenko wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Fang gets back to half guard.
Yarmalenko thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Yarmalenko wants to pass the guard but Fang is defending well.
Fang wants to control but Yarmalenko is keeping busy.
Fang regains full guard, whilst avoiding punches from Yarmalenko.
Yarmalenko working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Yarmalenko throwing strikes from guard but Fang blocks nicely.
Yarmalenko missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Fang looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Yarmalenko has decided he wants to stand but the closed guard of Fang is proving hard to escape from.
Fang looking for a sweep. Not yet Fang, not yet.
Fang is looking to stand back up... there's a bit of a scramble and Yarmalenko dives into side control.
Yarmalenko throwing strikes but missing, from side control.
Fang is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Yarmalenko with the ground and pound but Fang regains half guard under the barage of strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fang avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Yarmalenko.
Yarmalenko not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.

The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Yarmalenko seems to be working for a kimura but Fang defends the submission attempt.
Fang is looking to improve his position.
Yarmalenko not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Yarmalenko thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Fang keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.

Yarmalenko is working for a kimura but Fang is defending it quite comfortably.

Yarmalenko looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
Fang blocking the ground and pound attempt from Yarmalenko.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

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

Yarmalenko throws a head kick that Fang semi-blocks.
It looks like Xue Fang has been cut.
Fang waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Yarmalenko.
And Yarmalenko counters with a quick kick to the body but Fang blocks it.
Nice uppercut there from Fang.
Yarmalenko throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Fang counters with a slapping leg kick.
Donk. Fang catches Yarmalenko right on the button with a cross.
Fang swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Yarmalenko counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Yarmalenko avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Fang is looking to chop away at Yarmalenko's legs.

Fang takes the fight into the clinch.
Fang misses with a hook from the clinch.
Fang misses with a punch to the body.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Yarmalenko.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Fang lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Fang fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Fang takes a knee right on the jaw!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fang misses with the head strike.
A short left from Fang.
Yarmalenko is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Fang is keeping busy.

Yarmalenko breaks the clinch.
Fang misses with a looping left.
Yarmalenko misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Fang appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Yarmalenko walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Fang thows a leg kick but Yarmalenko checks it
and Yarmalenko counters with a nice leg kick.
A slow jab from Fang misses its intended target.
Yarmalenko takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Yarmalenko tries to clinch there but Fang circles away.
Xue Fang seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Fang connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Fang jabs Yarmalenko to the body, keeping him at a distance.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Yarmalenko goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Fang looks to score with a jab to the body but Yarmalenko is just out of range.
Fang drops Yarmalenko with a naaaaasty hook - Yarmalenko is in real trouble here! Fang dives in to side control and pounds out his opponent for a TKO victory! The crowd goes nuts!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:15 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Xue Fang!
Xue Fang thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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RATING
41%

 

Undercard bout

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Trage Tragedy (ranked 1374 p4p, 1381 weight class) and Yuri Voronov (ranked 193 p4p, 194 weight class). Tragedy comes to the cage accompanied by Bury Me In Southern Ground by Rebel Son. Yuri Voronov struggled to make weight for this fight. He only made it down to 207.4lbs at the first attempt and had to take the additional two hours to make the official bout weight. Let's see how much it's taken out of him. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

180 cm
37
180
28 - 21 - 0
188 cm
41
227
26 - 19 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Very quick
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 28 - 21 - 0, fighting out of New York, Trage Tragedy!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 26 - 19 - 0, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Yuri Voronov!
The judges for this bout are Josh West, Jeff Smith and Chris Saunders.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Tragedy chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Tragedy moves out of range as Voronov throws a body kick.
Tragedy throws a quick counter head kick but Voronov was just out of range.
Trage Tragedy seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Tragedy throws a looping overhand right but Voronov ducks down to avoid it.
Tragedy throws a series of punches but Voronov moves out of range.
Tragedy misses the jab.
Voronov stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Tragedy.
Tragedy looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
A chopping leg kick lands by Tragedy.
Voronov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Tragedy moves away.
Tragedy throws a looping overhand right but Voronov ducks down to avoid it.
Voronov cracks Tragedy with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
It looks like Trage Tragedy has been cut.
Voronov walks into a jab.
Tragedy is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Voronov.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Tragedy takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Tragedy is rocked!
Tragedy misses with a wild combination.
Tragedy checks a low kick from Voronov.
Voronov throws a poor cross that misses
and Tragedy counters with a head kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tragedy displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Voronov throws out the jab.
Voronov throws an overhand right that lands on Tragedy's shoulder, as Tragedy tries to avoid the shot.
Voronov throws a body shot but no joy.
Tragedy throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Tragedy misses with a looping right.
Tragedy walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Voronov 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.
Tragedy avoids the body shot from Voronov.
Tragedy goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Tragedy lands a jab to Voronov's midsection.
Tragedy ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Voronov moves away.
Tragedy misses with a wild body shot.
Voronov moves into range and connects with a jab.
Tragedy jabs Voronov right on the nose. Voronov blinks but takes it well.
Tragedy moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Tragedy steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Voronov.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Voronov connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Tragedy's hands.
Trage Tragedy's cut is getting worse.
Voronov wants to land a leg kick but Tragedy is out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Voronov misses with an uppercut. Tragedy saw that one coming.
Tragedy throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Voronov on the side of the head.
It looks like Yuri Voronov has been cut.
Voronov is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Tragedy throws a looping overhand right but Voronov ducks down to avoid it.
Tragedy checks a leg kick.
Voronov tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Voronov shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Tragedy seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Tragedy ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Voronov connects with a good right hand that stumbles Tragedy. Tragedy circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Tragedy.

Voronov feints and then winds up with a huge right hand that connects perfectly and sends Tragedy sprawling to the canvas! Tragedy rolls over backwards and springs off the cage and manages to regain his footing - how acrobatic! Oh, he's still wobbly - can Voronov finish him?!
Oh Tragedy is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Trage Tragedy's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.
Voronov swings widly with a right hand
and Tragedy scores with a counter punch that sends Voronov to the canvas! Tragedy smells blood - he's punishing Voronov with more strikes and the ref has stopped it! Voronov has no idea where he is - he's tackled the ref... oh dear, poor guy, the crowd is in hysterics!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:49 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Trage Tragedy!
Trage Tragedy thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between James Crazyhorse (ranked 613 p4p, 646 weight class) and Bronze Bomber Chai (ranked 25 p4p, 44 weight class). Crazyhorse comes to the cage accompanied by They Donโ€™t Care About Us. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

190 cm
31
224
15 - 12 - 0
201 cm
24
270
10 - 3 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 - 12 - 0, fighting out of London, James Crazyhorse!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 - 3 - 0, fighting out of London, Bronze Bomber Chai!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fray, Chris Saunders and Roger Salmon.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Crazyhorse misses the shot to the body.
Crazyhorse lands a right hook to the body.
Chai tried to score with a low kick but Crazyhorse checks it.
Crazyhorse looks to land a body kick but Chai moved away.
Chai misses with a left hand
and Crazyhorse cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Chai throws a lazy uppercut
and Crazyhorse counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Crazyhorse throws a lazy uppercut
and Chai counters with a nice uppercut.
Crazyhorse scores with a hook to the body. Chai takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
A low kick lands for Chai.
Crazyhorse walks into a straight right hand from Chai.
Chai looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Crazyhorse connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Crazyhorse throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
We've been told by Crazyhorse's head coaches at Point Blanc that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Crazyhorse misses with a body shot.
That kick from Chai tenderised Crazyhorse's leg. Crazyhorse is trying to keep his angry face on.
Chai fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Crazyhorse manages to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A nice inside leg kick there by Chai. That's going to slow Crazyhorse down.
Chai ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Crazyhorse moves away.
Crazyhorse throws a good cross that connects.
Crazyhorse bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Crazyhorse fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Chai manages to avoid it.
Chai swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Chai lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Crazyhorse has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Crazyhorse and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Crazyhorse slips under a jab.
Crazyhorse rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Chai counters with a stiff right hand.
A big left from Crazyhorse misses.
Chai throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Crazyhorse sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Chai misses the jab.
Crazyhorse works the jab nicely.
Crazyhorse connects with a body shot.
Crazyhorse jabs at Chai's body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A slow jab from Crazyhorse misses its intended target.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Crazyhorse tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Chai was well out of range. Poor timing from Crazyhorse.
Crazyhorse with a jab.
Crazyhorse connects with a body shot.
Crazyhorse swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Crazyhorse lands with a shot to the body.
Crazyhorse scores with a one two! Chai had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Chai misses with a hook. Crazyhorse ducked under it nicely.
Crazyhorse is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Chai throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Chai avoids a punch combination nicely.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Crazyhorse.
Crazyhorse throws a body punch but Chai moves out of range.
Chai throws out a loose jab but Crazyhorse uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crazyhorse scores with a nice head shot.
Crazyhorse fails to land with a series of punches.
Chai lands a glancing blow to the side of Crazyhorse's head.
A slow jab from Crazyhorse misses its intended target.
Crazyhorse misses with a body shot.
Chai looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Crazyhorse throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A slow jab from Chai misses its intended target.
Crazyhorse cracks Chai with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Crazyhorse throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
James Crazyhorse seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Crazyhorse changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Chai throws a hook to the side of Crazyhorse's head but Crazyhorse sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Chai takes one to the side of the head.
Chai avoids a punch combination nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crazyhorse listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Crazyhorse scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Crazyhorse is looking to wear down Chai with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Crazyhorse avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Chai uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crazyhorse.
Crazyhorse digs a good hook to Chai's body.
Crazyhorse misses with a hook to the body
and Chai counters with a good low kick that Crazyhorse was not able to check.
Crazyhorse throws a body shot but no joy.
Chai avoids the head kick by Crazyhorse.
Chai digs a good body shot into Crazyhorse's ribs.
Crazyhorse takes a shot right to the bread basket.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Chai throws an overhand right that lands on Crazyhorse's shoulder, as Crazyhorse tries to avoid the shot.
Chai lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Crazyhorse misses the shot to the body.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

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

Crazyhorse misses with a lunging right hand
and Chai counters with a perfectly timed head kick, knocking Crazyhorse out cold! Wow, that took some serious skill and not a little luck! Chai is taking it in his stride though, strolling around like it's no big deal. What a guy.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:05 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Bronze Bomber Chai!
A very excited looking Bronze Bomber Chai made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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RATING
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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Siale Veainu (ranked 252 p4p, 475 weight class) and Gunnar Bloodaxe (ranked 36 p4p, 69 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

172 cm
37
168
38 - 19 - 1
179 cm
32
162
25 - 14 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Granite chin
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Fast

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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 38 - 19 - 1, fighting out of Tokyo, Siale Veainu!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 - 14 - 1, fighting out of New York, Gunnar Bloodaxe!
The judges for this bout are Josh West, Paul Gruel and Micheangelo Fripello.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bloodaxe uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Veainu.
Bloodaxe looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Veainu takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Veainu thows a left - swing and a miss!
Bloodaxe throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Bloodaxe throws a series of punches but Veainu moves out of range.
Veainu throws a right hand that misses
and Bloodaxe counters with a two punch combo.
Siale Veainu seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Veainu lands with a good body shot.
Veainu scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
It looks like Gunnar Bloodaxe has been cut.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Veainu slips under a jab from Bloodaxe.
Bloodaxe misses with a hook.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bloodaxe misses with an uppercut.
Veainu seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Bloodaxe moves out of range of the strikes.
Bloodaxe takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Bloodaxe slips under a jab.
Veainu thows a left - swing and a miss!
Veainu scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Veainu throws a body punch but Bloodaxe moves out of range.
Veainu fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Bloodaxe manages to avoid it.
Bloodaxe swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Veainu lands a body shot.
Veainu lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Veainu lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Bloodaxe circles away quickly and effectively.
Veainu misses with a body shot.
Veainu looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Bloodaxe throws a leg kick
and Veainu connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Bloodaxe swings and misses with a hook to the body.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Bloodaxe getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Some wild striking there from Veainu.
Veainu throws a shot from downtown. Bloodaxe moves away and avoids it.
Bloodaxe throws out a counter right but Veainu avoids it with no problem.
Bloodaxe throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Veainu is looking to counter with a shot to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Veainu misses the jab.
Bloodaxe looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Veainu misses with a hook to the body
and Bloodaxe counters with a low kick, right behind Veainu 's knee.
Bloodaxe walks into a straight right hand from Veainu.
Veainu misses with a hook.
Veainu looks to score with a jab to the body but Bloodaxe is just out of range.
Bloodaxe tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Veainu was well out of range. Poor timing from Bloodaxe.
It looked like Veainu was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Bloodaxe.
Veainu throws a shot from downtown. Bloodaxe moves away and avoids it.
Bloodaxe unleashes a big counter combination but Veainu bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Veainu misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bloodaxe.
Veainu missing with a left hand there. Bloodaxe was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bloodaxe steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Veainu.
Bloodaxe throws a head kick that misses.
Veainu checks the leg kick.
Veainu fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Veainu misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bloodaxe.
Bloodaxe tries a quick counter leg kick but Veainu is wise to it.
Veainu lands a body shot.
Bloodaxe connects with an inside leg kick.
Bloodaxe takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Veainu looks to score with a jab to the body but Bloodaxe is just out of range.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Siale Veainu dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Gunnar Bloodaxe's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!

A lazy left from Veainu finds it's target.
Veainu misses with a left hand
and Bloodaxe counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Bloodaxe looks to throw the jab but Veainu is out of range.
Veainu throws a hook to the side of Bloodaxe's head but Bloodaxe sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Bloodaxe is looking for the big counter here.
Veainu misses with a double jab.
Bloodaxe looks to land a right hand but Veainu moved out of range.
Bloodaxe throws a hook to the side of Veainu's head but Veainu sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
An attempted straight right counter from Veainu misses the target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A big right from Veainu misses.
Bloodaxe throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Veainu sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Bloodaxe moves forwards but Veainu connects with a nice, crisp jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Veainu swings for the body but Bloodaxe moves out of range.
Veainu on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Veainu throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Bloodaxe looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Bloodaxe darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Bloodaxe throws a hook but Veainu blocks it.
Veainu looks to score with a jab to the body but Bloodaxe is just out of range.
Veainu smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Bloodaxe lands a jab.
Bloodaxe swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Veainu counters with a right hand to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bloodaxe scores to the head and body with a nice 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!
Veainu lands with a good body shot.
Bloodaxe ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Bloodaxe looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Veainu blocks a jab.
Bloodaxe avoids the body shot from Veainu.
Veainu uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Bloodaxe.
Veainu throws a predictable looking body shot

and Bloodaxe counters with a crisp one two that drops Veainu! Bloodaxe thinks about following him to the mat for a moment but instead steps back and waves Veainu to his feet! Veainu is in big trouble!
Veainu is rocked!
Bloodaxe uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Veainu.
Bloodaxe keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bloodaxe thows a left - swing and a miss!
Bloodaxe takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Veainu lands with an overhand left.
A jab from Veainu finds it's way through Bloodaxe's defenses.
Veainu misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bloodaxe.
Veainu drops his hands momentarily and Bloodaxe takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Siale Veainu is winning the standup battle so far.
Bloodaxe avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Bloodaxe flicks out a counter leg kick but Veainu steps away.
Veainu looks to land a left hand but Bloodaxe moved out of range nicely.
Bloodaxe takes one on the chin but keeps coming.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Veainu misses the jab.
Veainu misses with a looping right.
Bloodaxe connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Veainu misses with an uppercut. Bloodaxe saw that one coming.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Veainu lands a two punch combo.
Veainu swings for the body but Bloodaxe moves out of range.

Bloodaxe gets tackled into the cage by Veainu. Veainu maintains the clinch.
Veainu scores with a shot to the side of Bloodaxe's head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Veainu.
Veainu misses with some punches.
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 Siale Veainu will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Gunnar Bloodaxe'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. This is the final round!

A shot to the body from Veainu misses
and Veainu takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

Veainu clinches with his opponent.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Bloodaxe creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.

Bloodaxe breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Veainu throws a sloppy body shot
and Bloodaxe counters with a stiff right hand.
Veainu cracks a nice hook into Bloodaxe's ribs.
Veainu ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Veainu is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Veainu throws a shot from downtown. Bloodaxe moves away and avoids it.
Bloodaxe misses with a combination
and Veainu counters with a straight right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Veainu scores with a crisp jab that stopped Bloodaxe in his tracks.
Veainu paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Veainu lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Veainu misses the shot to the body.
Veainu throws a body punch but Bloodaxe moves out of range.
Bloodaxe misses with a looping left.
Veainu cracks Bloodaxe with a right hand to the side of the head.
Veainu misses with a wild body shot.
It seemed like Bloodaxe was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Veainu darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Siale Veainu is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Veainu throws a body shot but no joy.
Veainu throws a hook to the side of Bloodaxe's head but Bloodaxe sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Veainu!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Veainu looks to score with a jab to the body but Bloodaxe is just out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Bloodaxe! But no joy.
Veainu tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bloodaxe was well out of range. Poor timing from Veainu.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Bloodaxe! But no joy.
Veainu uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Bloodaxe blocks a jab.
Veainu cracks a nice hook into Bloodaxe's ribs.
Bloodaxe throws a jab but it's blocked by Veainu.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice defenses there by Bloodaxe.
Veainu stuns Bloodaxe with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Veainu looks to score with a jab to the body but Bloodaxe is just out of range.
Bloodaxe has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
No joy there for Bloodaxe, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Veainu appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Bloodaxe misses with a looping left.
Bloodaxe misses with a wild body shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Veainu. Bloodaxe does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bloodaxe lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Veainu throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Bloodaxe stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Veainu misses with a hook. Bloodaxe ducked under it nicely.
Bloodaxe looks like he wants to counter punch here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Veainu swings for the body but Bloodaxe moves out of range.
Bloodaxe looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Bloodaxe misses with an uppercut. Veainu saw that one coming.
Bloodaxe looks to land a combination but Veainu avoids it well.
Bloodaxe misses with a low kick.
Veainu bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Veainu avoids a kick to the body.
Bloodaxe steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Veainu.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Bloodaxe! But no joy.
Bloodaxe uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Veainu.

And that's the end of the fight!
Siale Veainu showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Veainu 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 Josh West scores the fight 30:27
Judge Paul Gruel scores the fight 30:27
Judge Micheangelo Fripello scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Siale Veainu!
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G S C
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
53%

 

Co-main event

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Kareem Johnson (ranked 69 p4p, 293 weight class) and Royal Halsti (ranked 13 p4p, 45 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

186 cm
32
198
25 - 11 - 0
190 cm
33
205
29 - 14 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Very quick
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

Hoarse Pills
Bondi MMA ๐Ÿ๏ธ

Bondi MMA ๐Ÿ๏ธ
NARCOS


Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 - 11 - 0, fighting out of New York, Kareem Johnson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 - 14 - 1, fighting out of Amsterdam, Royal Halsti!
The judges for this bout are Ryoma Takatsuka, Paul Gruel and Colin Fray.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A left lands for Halsti.
It looks like Kareem Johnson has been cut.
Johnson throws a jab but it's blocked by Halsti.
A little jabbing left from Halsti on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Halsti scores with a nice strike.
Johnson scores with a sloppy right hand. Halsti should have avoided that one.
It looks like Royal Halsti has been cut.

Halsti dives in and scores a takedown into Johnson's guard.
Halsti postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Halsti has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Halsti in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Halsti passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Halsti wants to control but Johnson is keeping him busy.
Johnson is trying to get back to half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Halsti tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Halsti has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Halsti wants to control but Johnson is keeping him busy.

Halsti is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Johnson has escaped the position, nice work there.
Halsti fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Halsti taking a breather here.
Halsti tries to advance position but instead Johnson slips a leg back in to half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Halsti works his foot free and advances to mount.

Halsti goes for an armbar but he's fallen flat on his backside there and now Johnson is on top in guard.
Halsti lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Halsti won't allow Johnson to sweep him here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Halsti throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Johnson works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Halsti wants to pass the guard but Johnson is keeping the position.
Halsti throwing strikes from guard but Johnson blocks nicely.
Halsti wants to control from the top but Johnson keeps moving.
Halsti throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Halsti is fighting to break Johnson's control of his arms but Johnson is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.

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.
Johnson keeping full guard, as Halsti tries to pass.
Halsti postures up in Johnson's guard and throws a big left but Johnson blocks it.
Halsti in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Halsti trying to pass the guard. He's being very persistent here but Johnson manages to land a sweep and now he's on top!


Halsti looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Halsti controls Johnson momentarily but Johnson frees himself.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

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

Halsti slips under a jab from Johnson.
Johnson misses with an uppercut.
Halsti avoids a kick to the body.
Halsti lunges at Johnson with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Johnson's hand.
Halsti checks the leg kick.
Halsti has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Johnson missing with a left hand there. Halsti was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Johnson 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.
Halsti appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Halsti takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Johnson misses with a straight right.
Halsti looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Johnson misses with a hook. Halsti ducked under it nicely.
A big left from Johnson misses.
Nice shot lands for Halsti.
Johnson uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Halsti.
Halsti throws a body punch but Johnson moves out of range.
Halsti throws a hook but Johnson blocks it.
Johnson was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Halsti throws a front kick aimed at Johnson's knee but Johnson avoids it well.
Johnson swings widly with a right hand
and Halsti counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Nice shot by Johnson.
Halsti takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Kareem Johnson is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Johnson throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Halsti sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Jab from Johnson.
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!
Johnson throws an overhand right that lands on Halsti's shoulder, as Halsti tries to avoid the shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Halsti. Johnson does a little dance to reset his feet.
Johnson thinks about countering with a head kick.
Johnson definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson throws a right and a left that both miss.
The crowd cheers as Johnson lands an impressive looking overhand right. Halsti doesn't seem phased though.
That has opened up Royal Halsti's cut even more.
Halsti throws a poor cross that misses
and Johnson counters with a two punch combo.
Kareem Johnson is winning the standup battle so far.
Johnson waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Halsti.
Both fighters are looking to counter, which isn't making for the most exciting fight in the world.
Halsti jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Halsti throws an off balance right hand
and Johnson counters with a stiff right hand.
Johnson throws a lazy right hand but Halsti sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
As Johnson backs off Halsti throws a huge counter combo but Johnson manages to avoid it all.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A slow jab from Halsti misses its intended target.
Halsti takes one to the side of the head.
A punch lands to the side of Halsti 's head but he takes it in his stride.
The cut above Royal Halsti's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Johnson stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Johnson wants it to stay on the feet.
Halsti moves into range and connects with a jab.
The fighters circling - Halsti throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
An attempted straight right counter from Johnson misses the target.
Halsti swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Johnson counters with a nice uppercut.
Johnson pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Kareem Johnson dominated that second round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!

Johnson staying out of range there.
Halsti fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
A cross from Halsti lands.
Johnson throws a one two combo.
Johnson throws a head kick that misses
and Halsti connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Kareem Johnson's cut is getting worse.
Halsti with a poor takedown
letting Johnson counter with a right hand.
Johnson moves out of range of the body kick.
Halsti throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A jab from Johnson finds it's way through Halsti's defenses.
Halsti lands with a thumping leg kick.
Halsti looks to land a left hand but Johnson moved out of range nicely.
Johnson is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Johnson blocks a jab.
Halsti uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Johnson.
Johnson moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromHalsti.
Halsti throws the left hand but Johnson avoids the punch easily.
Johnson lands a nice leg kick that just misses Halsti's sensitive parts.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Halsti blocks a low kick nicely.
Despite the aggression on Halsti's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Johnson looks to land a right hand but Halsti moved out of range.
Halsti staying out of range there.
Halsti looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Halsti pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Johnson misses the jab.
Halsti appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Halsti throws out a powerful jab.
Halsti uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Johnson.
As Johnson backs off Halsti throws a huge counter combo but Johnson manages to avoid it all.
Johnson paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson lands a nice looking kick to the body. Halsti takes a step back to recover.
Johnson lands a really nice looking cross but Halsti seems unphased.
Johnson scores with a punch to the head.
Royal Halsti's cut is absolute horrible now. This looks like something out of a horror film with blood covering both fighters.
Halsti throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Johnson counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

The referee calls the doctor in to look at Royal Halsti's cut. Oh no, the doctor has called an end to the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:53 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Kareem Johnson!
Kareem Johnson decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
38%

 

Main event

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between DaMatti Matikainen (ranked 17 p4p, 58 weight class) and Da Jiang (ranked 3 p4p, 10 weight class). Da Jiang has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with DaMatti Matikainen's chin.

180 cm
31
155
24 - 8 - 0
168 cm
25
155
14 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Bondi MMA ๐Ÿ๏ธ
Brooklyn Apothecary

Conviction
ยฉ Trap House


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 24 - 8 - 0, fighting out of Amsterdam, DaMatti Matikainen!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 - 1 - 0, fighting out of New York, Da Jiang!
The judges for this bout are Ryoma Takatsuka, Chris Saunders and Paul Gruel.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jiang misses with an uppercut.
Matikainen thinks about countering with a head kick.
Jiang throws a nice outside leg kick.
Jiang misses the body punch
and Matikainen counters with a left to the body.
Matikainen uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Jiang.
An attempted straight right counter from Matikainen misses the target.
Good exchange - Matikainen coming out on top.
Jiang throws a nice outside leg kick.
Jiang wants to clinch up but Matikainen keeps it at a distance.
Jiang looks to land a body kick but Matikainen moved away.
Jiang connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Matikainen with a nice calf kick.
Jiang throws a combination that misses
and Matikainen counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Jiang lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Jiang throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Matikainen swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Matikainen takes a body punch but keeps moving.
A solid leg kick lands there for Jiang.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jiang looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Jiang slips under a jab.
Jiang thumps Matikainen with a low kick.

Jiang clinches.
A nice right hand lands inside from Jiang.
Matikainen tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.

Matikainen breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Jiang scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Jiang lands a nice hook to Matikainen's body. Matikainen takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Jiang throws a leg kick but Matikainen moved away.
Jiang works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Jiang swings for the body but Matikainen moves out of range.
Matikainen takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Jiang tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Matikainen manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jiang throws a leg kick
and Matikainen counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
A leg kick checked by Matikainen.
Jiang throws a nice outside leg kick.
Jiang takes a swing at Matikainen's ribcage but misses.
A looping hook to the body misses from Jiang. Matikainen does a little dance to reset his feet.
Matikainen went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Matikainen takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
A head kick by Jiang misses
letting Matikainen counter with a right hand.
Jiang scores with a jab to the head.
Matikainen avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
A little feinted left hand from Matikainen on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Matikainen is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Jiang misses with a head kick.
Jiang misses with a shot to the body
and Matikainen counters with a stiff right hand.
A combination from Matikainen does no damage.
Jiang now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Decent striking displayed by Matikainen there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jiang misses with an uppercut
and Matikainen cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Da Jiang seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Jiang blocks a jab.
Matikainen keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Jiang.
Matikainen's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Jiang connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Matikainen scrambles back to his feet.
Jiang tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
It looked like Matikainen wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Matikainen is looking to land body kicks.
Jiang ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Matikainen is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Matikainen scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Jiang moves out of range as Matikainen strikes.
Matikainen is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Jiang misses the shot to the body.
Jiang swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Jiang scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Matikainen on the wrong end of a nice hook.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Matikainen lands with a right hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Matikainen on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Jiang is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Matikainen.
Matikainen fires out a quick counter leg kick but Jiang just manages to avoid it.
Matikainen tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Jiang checks a low kick from Matikainen.
Jiang lands a slapping body shot.
Jiang throws a lazy head kick
and Matikainen counters with a head kick. That will keep Jiang thinking before he tries any more sloppy attacks!
Jiang throws a body punch but Matikainen moves out of range.
Jiang closes the distance but Matikainen moves to the side
and Matikainen counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Matikainen lands a slapping body shot.
Jiang lands a nice looking body shot.
Matikainen with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Da Jiang will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!

Matikainen scores with a punch to the head.
Jiang throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Matikainen appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Jiang is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Matikainen rather than just go for the knockout.
Jiang looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Jiang misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Matikainen.
Jiang lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Matikainen at a distance.
Matikainen shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Jiang misses with a right hand
and Matikainen counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Jiang misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Matikainen.
Matikainen appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Jiang gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Matikainen.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jiang is looking to slow Matikainen down with leg kicks.
A telegraphed right hand from Matikainen misses the target.
Jiang misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Matikainen.
Matikainen throwing a counter right hand but Jiang manages to avoid it.
Jiang with a hook.
It looks like DaMatti Matikainen has been cut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Matikainen keeps the fight on the outside.
As Jiang looks to move away, Matikainen throws a big counter combo but Jiang just gets out of the way.
Jiang takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Matikainen is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Jiang changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Jiang ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Matikainen moves away.
Matikainen throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Jiang lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
A leg kick checked by Jiang.
Matikainen moves out of range as Jiang strikes.
Jiang lands a lovely overhand right.
Jiang takes a swing at Matikainen's ribcage but misses.
Da Jiang seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Matikainen lands a two punch combo.
Matikainen throws a front kick aimed at Jiang's knee but Jiang avoids it well.
Jiang uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Matikainen.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Matikainen digs a good body shot into Jiang's ribs.
Jiang has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Jiang is looking to clinch but Matikainen is avoiding it.
Jiang changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Jiang connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Matikainen throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Jiang throws a body shot but no joy.
Jiang throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Matikainen counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Jiang scores with a spinning back kick!
Jiang throws a body punch but Matikainen moves out of range.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Jiang.
Matikainen goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
A shot to the body from Jiang misses
and Matikainen counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Donk. Jiang catches Matikainen right on the button with a cross.
Jiang cracks Matikainen with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Matikainen takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Jiang blocks a head kick by Matikainen.
Matikainen takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Matikainen is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Jiang, as that shot connected.
Matikainen throws a low kick but it's checked well by Jiang.
Jab by Matikainen.
Jiang's corner calls for a 1-2. Jiang obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Jiang scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Jiang moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A head kick misses from Jiang.
Jiang turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nice defenses there by Matikainen.
Jiang lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Jiang misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Jiang takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Jiang scores with a hook to the body. Matikainen takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Matikainen scores with a decent looking hook.
Jiang moves away from the strike by Matikainen.

Jiang moves into the clinch.
Matikainen scores with a nice hook to the head.
Jiang wants to stall.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Matikainen has a couple of punches blocked by Jiang.
Matikainen working hard to break the clinch.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.

Matikainen breaks from the clinch.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Da Jiang will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on DaMatti Matikainen's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.

Jiang looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Matikainen moves away from the strike by Jiang.
A little feinted left hand from Matikainen on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Jiang looks for the body kick but Matikainen saw that one coming.
Matikainen appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Jiang just misses with a punch to the body.
Matikainen tried to counter with a leg kick but Jiang avoided it.
Jiang lands a lovely overhand right.
Jiang looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Matikainen throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Matikainen throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Jiang tries to clinch but Matikainen is having none of it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Jiang rushes Matikainen and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.

Matikainen pulls guard effortlessly.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Matikainen wants to stand and escape but Jiang is having none of it.
Jiang tries to stand but Matikainen is controlling from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Matikainen is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.

Matikainen scrambles and gets back to his feet.
Jiang misses with a left hand
and Matikainen counters with a straight right hand.
Jiang swings for the body but Matikainen moves out of range.
Matikainen tried to counter with a leg kick but Jiang avoided it.
Jiang throws a body shot but no joy.
Jiang uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Matikainen.
Jiang is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Jiang defending well as Matikainen loads up on a big left hand.
A low kick from Jiang misses
and Matikainen counters with a straight right hand.
Matikainen throws a hook but Jiang avoids it easily.
Matikainen turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Jiang connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jiang throws an overhand right that lands on Matikainen's shoulder, as Matikainen tries to avoid the shot.
Jiang bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Jiang misses with a lunging right hand
and Matikainen counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Jiang just misses with a punch to the body.
Matikainen ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Matikainen crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Jiang - the referee stops the clock and Matikainen gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Jiang. Matikainen manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Matikainen walks into a jab.
Jiang lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Jiang keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Nice shot by Jiang.
Jiang misses with a low kick as Matikainen jumps back.
Nice uppercut lands for Matikainen. That snapped Jiang's head back.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Matikainen on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Jiang jabs at Matikainen's body.
Jiang scores with a body shot.
Matikainen blocks a head kick by Jiang.
Jiang looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Jiang 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.
Matikainen pushes Jiang away with a front kick.
Jiang scores with a jab to the body.
Jiang throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Matikainen counters with a nice low kick that buckles Jiang's knee momentarily.
Matikainen keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Matikainen throws a big counter combination but Jiang scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Jiang takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Nice defenses there by Matikainen.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Matikainen avoids the body shot from Jiang.
Matikainen is looking to counter punch.
Jiang misses with a looping left.
Jiang loads up on a big right hand but Matikainen slips the punch.
Jiang tries to clinch there but Matikainen circles away.
Jiang misses with a straight right.
Jiang digs a good hook to Matikainen's body.
Matikainen fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.

Jiang pushes Matikainen up against the cage in a clinch.
Matikainen scores with a shot to the side of Jiang's head.
Jiang lands with a right to the head.
Matikainen swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Jiang can't find room to land a body shot as Matikainen controls the action.
Jiang swings away with an uppercut that misses.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Da Jiang just about did enough to take it.
The cut man is working on DaMatti Matikainen's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!

A low kick from Jiang misses
and Matikainen counters with a left and a right that stings Jiang.
Jiang misses with a head kick.
It looked like Matikainen wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Matikainen checks a low kick from Jiang.
Jiang scores with a leg kick.
Jiang fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Matikainen manages to avoid it.
Matikainen lands a slapping body shot.
Jiang tried to score with a low kick but Matikainen checks it.
Matikainen throws a lazy right hand but Jiang sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Jiang appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Jiang has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jiang throws a right hand that misses
and Matikainen counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Jiang thinking.
Matikainen tries a head kick but it misses.
Jiang throws a nice inside leg kick.
Matikainen misses with a wild body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jiang tries to clinch
and Matikainen counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Jiang is looking to land body kicks.
Jiang throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Matikainen scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Jiang just misses with a punch to the body.
Matikainen is looking to counter punch.
Decent striking displayed by Jiang there.
Matikainen ducks under a wild hook from Jiang.
Matikainen takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
A shot to the liver by Matikainen. Beautiful body shot.
Jiang ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Jiang thumps Matikainen with a low kick.
Jiang with a nice cross.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Matikainen feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Jiangs jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Jiang lands a nice hook to Matikainen's body. Matikainen takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Jiang tries to clinch but Matikainen moves out of range.
Jiang throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Matikainen sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Jiang misses with a looping right.
Matikainen throws a quick counter kick to the body but Jiang avoids it.
Matikainen checks a leg kick.
Matikainen uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Jiang.
Jiang throws a leg kick but Matikainen moved away.
Matikainen throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Jiang counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Matikainen displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Jiang throws out the jab.
Matikainen chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Jiang can pounce on him.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jiang throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Matikainen stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Matikainen throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Matikainen throws a right hand that misses
and Jiang counters with a straight right hand.
Jiang lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Jiang throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Matikainen ducks under a wild hook from Jiang.
Jiang throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Matikainen throws a lazy right hand but Jiang sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Matikainen scores with a sloppy right hand. Jiang should have avoided that one.
Matikainen throws a jab but it's blocked by Jiang.
Matikainen takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Jiang misses with an uppercut. Matikainen saw that one coming.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jiang throws a head kick that misses.
Jiang tries to clinch up.
A shot to the body from Jiang misses
and Matikainen counters with a nice uppercut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Jiang misses with an uppercut. Matikainen saw that one coming.
Matikainen throws a quick counter head kick but Jiang was just out of range.
Jiang throws the left hand but Matikainen avoids the punch easily.
Matikainen swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Jiang dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Matikainen swats away the attempt to clinch by Jiang.
Matikainen moves out of range of the body kick.
Jiang ducks under a wild hook from Matikainen.
Jiang throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Jiang just manages to avoid a counter high kick fromMatikainen.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Da Jiang dominated that fourth round.
The cut man is working on DaMatti Matikainen's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! And we move into the final round!

Jiang walks forward, straight into a front kick from Matikainen.
DaMatti Matikainen has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Matikainen throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Matikainen throws a nice outside leg kick.
Matikainen gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Jiang throws a hook but Matikainen avoids it easily.
A cross from Matikainen lands.
Jiang dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Matikainen. That did some damage!
Jiang goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jiang scores with a body shot.

Jiang rushes Matikainen and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Matikainen is trying to force a seperation but Jiang has the dominant position.
Jiang fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A short body shot lands from Matikainen as the two fighters clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Matikainen tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Jiang's elbow.
Jiang missing with knees to the body.

Matikainen breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
A head kick by Jiang misses
and Jiang takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Matikainen chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Jiang can pounce on him.
Matikainen avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Matikainen lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Jiang lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Matikainen throws the left hand but Jiang avoids the punch easily.
Matikainen walks forward, straight into a front kick from Jiang.
Crunch! Jiang slams his shin into Matikainen's torso.
Jiang tries to clinch but Matikainen moves away
and Matikainen cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

Jiang clinches up against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Jiang can't find room to land a body shot as Matikainen controls the action.
Jiang landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
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.
A short right from Jiang on the inside.
Jiang missing with knees to the body.
Da Jiang seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Matikainen misses with the head strike.
Matikainen tries to work over Jiang's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Jiang is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Jiang tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Matikainen's elbow.
Matikainen will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Matikainen tries to throw a body punch but Jiang avoids it by throwing Matikainen back against the cage.
Matikainen lands a shot to the body.
Matikainen lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Jiang backwards.
Matikainen wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Jiang lands a knee to the body.
Jiang misses with a hook to the ribs.
Jiang trying to land knees to the body.
Matikainen tries a body shot but Jiang blocks it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jiang lands a hook to the side of the head.
Jiang misses with a punch to the body.
Matikainen tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Jiang smiles and moves away.
Matikainen throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Matikainen takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Jiang connects with a crisp jab.
A slapping leg kick lands for Jiang.
Jiang's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Jiang duly obliges.
A slapping leg kick lands for Jiang.
Jiang punishes Matikainen's body with a nice straight punch.
Matikainen takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
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!
Matikainen takes a body punch but keeps moving.
That kick from Jiang tenderised Matikainen's leg. Matikainen is trying to keep his angry face on.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Matikainen swats away the attempt to clinch by Jiang.
Matikainen throwing a counter right hand but Jiang manages to avoid it.
Jiang throws an off balance right hand
and Matikainen counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Jiang connects with a high kick.

Jiang moves into the clinch.
Jiang throws a punch but it's blocked by Matikainen.
Jiang tries a knee to the head but Matikainen blocks it.
Matikainen cracks Jiang with a nice body shot.
Matikainen tries a body shot but Jiang blocks it.

Matikainen drags the fight down to the ground.

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

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

And that's the end of the fight!
Da Jiang comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Jiang winning every round here. Surely the decision will go his way and he'll pick up a well deserved decision victory. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Ryoma Takatsuka scores the fight 48:47
Judge Chris Saunders scores the fight 45:50
Judge Paul Gruel scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Da Jiang!

Da Jiang is the new lightweight champion!
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