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Event: ALPHA-1: Thunder Down Under     
Date:   May 15, 2021
#R1#
Wang looks to score with a jab to the body but Shabazz is just out of range.
It looked like Shabazz wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Shabazz lands with a right hand.
Wang lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Shabazz backs up against the cage.
Wang throws out a loose jab but Shabazz uses good head movement to avoid it.
Wang connects with a jab.
A shot to the liver by Shabazz. Beautiful body shot.
Shabazz loads up on a big right hand but Wang slips the punch.
We've been informed that Wang has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Shabazz throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Shabazz throws a sloppy body shot
and Wang counters with an outside leg kick.
Shabazz jabs at Wang's body.
Wang uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Shabazz.
Shabazz looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Shabazz misses with a head kick.
A jab lands there for Wang.
Wang misses with a straight left.
Shabazz throws a right hand that misses
and Wang counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Rahim Shabazz seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#T1#
Wang ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Shabazz moves away.
Shabazz tried to score with a low kick but Wang checks it.
Shabazz swings widly with a right hand
and Wang counters with a nice body shot.
Shabazz thows a left - swing and a miss!
Wang moves into range and connects with a jab.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Shabazz 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 Wang has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Wang and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Shabazz misses with an uppercut #TD2#
and Wang decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Shabazz's guard.
Shabazz has Wang pulled in close to control his posture.
Wang controls from within his opponent's guard.
Shabazz avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Wang trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet. #T2#
Shabazz wants to improve his position but instead Wang has moved into half guard.
Wang is keen to just control but Shabazz is a slippery customer.
Wang is looking to advance position but Shabazz won't allow it.
Wang thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Shabazz keeping control of the position.
Shabazz trying to control here but he's found himself mounted! Oh no!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Wang is in the full mount, landing strikes. #T3#
Shabazz tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Wang wants to control the pace but Shabazz is squirming around nicely.
Wang throwing sloppy strikes, which aren't doing any damage.
Shabazz sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
Shabazz wants to get back to full guard.
Shabazz is staying active underneath Wang, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Wang controlling the action here.
Shabazz wants to improve his position but Wang is controlling well. #T4#
Wang throwing shots but Shabazz is blocking nicely.
Shabazz trying to control but Wang postures up.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Wang is nestled in close to Shabazz, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Shabazz is trying to maintain the position but Wang is very close to passing his half guard.
Shabazz tries to get to full guard but Wang has control of the leg.
Shabazz wants to control but Wang is keeping busy and won't allow it.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Long Wang dominated that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.#R2#
Sloppy strikes from Wang. Those never looked like landing.
Shabazz fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Shabazz will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Shabazz bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Wang blocks the body kick.
Shabazz lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Wang on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Shabazz throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Wang swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shabazz throws a jab when Wang was well out of range.
A countering left hand to the body from Wang misses.
Shabazz thows a body kick. Wang tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Wang avoids the body shot from Shabazz.
We've been told by Shabazz's head coaches at Desert Fitness & Training (14 Elite Coaches) that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Long Wang is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Wang avoids a kick to the body.
Shabazz tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Wang was well out of range. Poor timing from Shabazz.#T1#
Shabazz tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Wang is able to avoid easily.
Wang is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Shabazz lands with a nice body punch.
A nice leg kick from Shabazz, right into the meat of the thigh.
Shabazz swings widly with a right hand
letting Wang counter with a right hand.
Wang ducks under a wild hook from Shabazz.
It seemed like Wang was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Shabazz ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Wang moves away.
Shabazz throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Wang swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Wang misses with a looping left.
Shabazz looks to land a right hand but Wang moved out of range.
Wang tries to land a front kick but Shabazz steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Shabazz slips a jab and a cross from Wang.
Shabazz scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Wang throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Shabazz on the side of the head.
Wang uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Shabazz.
Some wild striking there from Shabazz. #T2#
Wang scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
This has been an exciting period of action!
A big right from Shabazz misses.
Shabazz throws an ugly left hook that misses
letting Wang counter with a right hand.
Shabazz scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Shabazz scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Wang doesn't seem bothered though.
Shabazz throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
It seemed like Wang was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Shabazz throws a jab when Wang was well out of range.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Shabazz - that will leave a mark!
Shabazz buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Shabazz misses with a hook. Wang ducked under it nicely.
Shabazz misses with a looping left.
Shabazz takes a swing at Wang's ribcage but misses. #T3#
Shabazz fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Wang manages to avoid it.
Wang throws a front kick that sends Shabazz stumbling back into the cage.
Shabazz looks to land a right hand but Wang moved out of range.
Shabazz connects with a solid leg kick.
Wang connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Shabazz's hands.
A jab from Wang misses.
Wang uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Shabazz.
Wang misses with a head kick.
Wang uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Shabazz.
Shabazz misses with a hook.
Wang let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Shabazz scores with a hook to the body. Wang takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Shabazz misses with a body kick.
Wang misses with a few strikes there.
Shabazz lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Wang circles away quickly and effectively.#T4#
Sloppy strikes from Shabazz. Those never looked like landing.
Wang fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Shabazz looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
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!
Shabazz misses with a hook to the body
and Wang counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head. #TD2#
Wang feints and as Shabazz raises his hands in defense, Wang changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.
Wang trying to control the position from guard on top but Shabazz is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Shabazz is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Wang looking to sit in guard and control but Shabazz gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top. #REVR#
Shabazz sitting in guard here, content to control.
Shabazz trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Rahim Shabazz dominated that second round.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!#R3#
Shabazz throws a body shot but no joy.
As Shabazz backs off Wang throws a huge counter combo but Shabazz manages to avoid it all.
Rahim Shabazz is winning the standup battle so far.
Shabazz throws a looping overhand right but Wang ducks down to avoid it.
Wang slips under a jab.
Wang only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Wang lands a nice looking kick to the body. Shabazz takes a step back to recover.
Shabazz lands with a shot to the body.
Shabazz throws a right hand that misses
and Shabazz takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Shabazz misses with a body shot.
Shabazz thuds a left hand into Wang's body.
Shabazz misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Wang counters with a nice uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shabazz misses the shot to the body.
Shabazz tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Shabazz throws a leg kick that is checked
and Wang counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Shabazz throws a hook but Wang avoids it easily.
Wang drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Shabazz defends it well.
Shabazz takes a swing at Wang's ribcage but misses.
Rahim Shabazz is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.#T1#
Shabazz lands with a kick to the ribs.
Shabazz throws an off balance right hand
and Wang counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Shabazz misses the jab.
Wang works the jab nicely.
Shabazz throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Wang counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Wang showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Shabazz.
Wang looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Shabazz throws a lazy body kick
and Wang cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Wang scoring well with a low kick there.
Shabazz blocks a jab.
Wang tries to clinch but Shabazz is having none of it.
Good exchange - Shabazz coming out on top.
Shabazz throws a big shot that misses.
Shabazz waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Wang.#T2#
Shabazz throws a lazy body kick
and Wang makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Shabazz really felt that one!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Shabazz works Wang's body with a nice hook.
Shabazz has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Wang finds it's way round the side to connect with Shabazz's head.
Wang avoids the body shot from Shabazz.
Shabazz connects with a body shot.
Wang dodges the punch combination from Shabazz.
Shabazz misses with a hook. Wang ducked under it nicely.
Shabazz looks to land a body kick but Wang moved away.
Wang looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Shabazz throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Shabazz swinging wildly here.
Shabazz takes a shot to the body in his stride. #T3#
Wang looks to score with a jab to the body but Shabazz is just out of range.
Shabazz chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Wang can pounce on him.
Shabazz jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
The fighters circling - Shabazz throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Shabazz throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Wang bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Despite the aggression on Wang's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Wang throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Wang slips a straight right by Shabazz.
Shabazz scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Shabazz throws a sloppy head kick and Wang moves out of range easily.
Nice defenses there by Wang.
Wang misses with a body shot.
Wang defending well as Shabazz loads up on a big left hand. #T4#
Shabazz throws the left hand but Wang avoids the punch easily.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Wang! But no joy.
Shabazz is looking to land body kicks.
Wang tries to clinch but Shabazz moves out of range.
Shabazz moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Shabazz misses with a jab to the body
and Wang counters with a solid body kick.
Shabazz takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A kick lands to the mid section there for Wang.
Shabazz throws a leg kick
enabling Wang to counter with a crisp jab.
Shabazz with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Wang to score with a decent uppercut.
Wang scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Shabazz looks to land a right hand but Wang moved out of range.
Shabazz throws a half hearted mid kick.
A little jabbing left from Wang on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Shabazz throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Wang now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Shabazz misses with a hook
and Wang counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Topper Green scores the fight 28:29
Judge Summer Carpenter scores the fight 28:29
Judge Damien Edna scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Long Wang!

Long Wang thanked the fans post fight for their support.

 

Event: C28: Corassa vs. Time     
Date:   Apr 04, 2021
#R1##CL2#
Lee closes the distance and clinches.
Shabazz is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Lee is defending well for now.
Shabazz misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Shabazz misses with a hook to the ribs.
Lee tries a body shot but Shabazz blocks it. #BC2#
Lee breaks from the clinch.
Shabazz lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Shabazz pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Shabazz slips a straight right by Lee.
Shabazz is looking to slow Lee down with leg kicks.
Lee takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Lee throws a sloppy head kick and Shabazz moves out of range easily.
Shabazz takes a swing at Lee's ribcage but misses.
A big left from Lee misses.
Shabazz throws a body shot but no joy.
Lee tries a head kick but it misses.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Shabazz finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Shabazz thows a left - swing and a miss!
Shabazz has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Desert Fitness & Training -13 Elites/1 Sensational in the buildup to the fight.
Lee misses with a looping left.
Shabazz takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Lee lands a body shot.
Shabazz tries a switch kick but it misses it's target. #T1#
Lee ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Shabazz slips a jab from Lee.
Shabazz misses with a right hand
and Lee counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Shabazz blocks a jab.
Shabazz lands with an overhand left.
Shabazz lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Shabazz lands a nice looking kick to the body. Lee takes a step back to recover.
A jab from Shabazz does it's job there.
Lee throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Shabazz dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Lee throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Shabazz sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Shabazz misses with the combination.
Rahim Shabazz seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A left lands for Lee.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Lee scoring well with a low kick there.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Shabazz.
Lee takes a kick to the side of the head.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Lee lands a nice leg kick that just misses Shabazz's sensitive parts. #T2#
Lee moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Shabazz, as that shot connected.
A slapping leg kick lands for Shabazz.
A slow jab from Shabazz misses its intended target.
Lee takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Lee throws a head kick but Shabazz moves out of range.
A shot to the liver by Lee. Beautiful body shot.
Lee misses with a body shot.
Lee tries to land a leg kick but Shabazz saw it coming and moves away.
Lee moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Shabazz scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Lee doesn't seem bothered though.
Shabazz pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Shabazz.
Shabazz swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Lee.
Lee throws a jab when Shabazz was well out of range.
Lee looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Shabazz throws a head kick that Lee semi-blocks. #T3#
Lee misses with a wild body shot.
Shabazz cracks a nice hook into Lee's ribs.
Shabazz looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Shabazz chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Lee can pounce on him.
Lee uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Shabazz has time to react.
Shabazz lands with a slapping head kick.
Shabazz with a jab.
Shabazz scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Shabazz is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Shabazz looks to throw the jab but Lee is out of range.
Lee tries to counter by closing the distance.
Shabazz takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Lee works Shabazz's body with a nice hook.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Shabazz misses with a leg kick.
Shabazz throws a body punch but Lee moves out of range.
Shabazz throws an overhand right that lands on Lee's shoulder, as Lee tries to avoid the shot.
Shabazz connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Lee looks to throw the jab but Shabazz is out of range.
Shabazz half committed to a counter leg kick.
Shabazz misses with an uppercut. Lee saw that one coming.
Lee defending well as Shabazz loads up on a big left hand.
Lee uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Shabazz has time to react.#T4#
Lee avoids the head kick by Shabazz.
Lee takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Lee takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Lee catches Shabazz with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Lee throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Shabazz rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Lee moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
The fight stays on the outside here - Lee looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Lee avoids the body shot from Shabazz.
Lee fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Shabazz on the side of the head.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Lee - that will leave a mark!
Lee throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Shabazz fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Lee manages to avoid it.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Lee takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Lee misses the jab.
Lee blocks a head kick by Shabazz.
Lee throws a head kick but Shabazz moves out of range.
A clash of legs there as Lee blocks the low kick.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Rahim Shabazz dominated that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!#R2#
Shabazz with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Shabazz slips under a jab.
Shabazz misses with a wild body shot.
Lee misses with a head kick.
Shabazz swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Lee misses the jab.
Lee lands with a cross.
Lee punishes Shabazz's body with a nice straight punch.
Lee scores with the left hand. Shabazz knows he should have avoided that one.
A jab from Shabazz misses.
Shabazz takes a swing at Lee's ribcage but misses.
Shabazz takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Nice uppercut there from Lee.
Shabazz slips a jab from Lee.
Shabazz takes a swing at Lee's ribcage but misses.
Shabazz misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Shabazz misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Lee.
Lee tries to counter by closing the distance.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Lee throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Lee fails to land with a series of punches.
Lee slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.#T1#
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Shabazz.
Shabazz misses with a lunging right hand
and Lee counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Shabazz displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Lee throws out the jab.
Shabazz throws a jab but it's blocked by Lee.
Lee clobbers Shabazz with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Lee shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Shabazz blocks the body kick.
Shabazz went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Lee slips a straight right by Shabazz.
Shabazz throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Lee.
Shabazz throws a low kick but it's checked well by Lee.
Shabazz looks to score with a jab to the body but Lee is just out of range.
Lee listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Shabazz uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Lee.
Lee blocks the body kick.
Lee connects with a good right hand that stumbles Shabazz. Shabazz circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Lee lands with an overhand left.
Shabazz misses the shot to the body. #T2#
Shabazz wants to land a leg kick but Lee is out of range.
Shabazz throws a big shot that misses.
Shabazz throws a body punch but Lee moves out of range.
Lee misses with an uppercut
and Shabazz counters with a straight right hand.
Lee changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Lee scores with a head kick. Shabazz tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Shabazz moves away from the strike by Lee.
Shabazz throws out a powerful jab.
Lee is looking to clinch.
Shabazz throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Lee misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Shabazz.
Lee connects with a looping right hand.
Shabazz throws a head kick that misses.
Shabazz blocks a head kick by Lee.
Shabazz throws a right and a left that both miss.
Shabazz throws a body kick that misses.
Shabazz goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Shabazz uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Lee. #T3#
Lee uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Shabazz.
Good standup being displayed there by Shabazz as he connects with a hook.
Shabazz takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Lee cracks Shabazz with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Shabazz tried to score with a low kick but Lee checks it.
A little jabbing left from Lee on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Lee, as that shot connected.
Lee with a hook.
A cross from Shabazz lands.
Shabazz misses with a head kick.
Shabazz misses with a hook to the body
and Lee counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Lee misses with a head kick.
Lee throws a series of punches but Shabazz moves out of range.
Lee needs to keep his hands up - Shabazz had a free shot at his head there.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Shabazz misses with a leg kick
and Lee cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Shabazz takes a swing at Lee's ribcage but misses.
Shabazz chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Lee lands a nice looking body kick.
Shabazz misses with a head kick. #T4#
Lee uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Shabazz.
Lee looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Shabazz walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Shabazz throws a chopping leg kick but Lee manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Lee uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Shabazz.
Lee fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Shabazz looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Lee connects with a single shot there.
Shabazz uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Lee.
Shabazz on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Shabazz tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Lee was well out of range. Poor timing from Shabazz.
Shabazz cracks a nice hook into Lee's ribs.
Shabazz pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Rahim Shabazz is winning the standup battle so far.
Lee throws a left and a right that both miss
letting Shabazz counter with a right hand.
Lee throws a head kick that half lands.
Lee cracks Shabazz with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Shabazz attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Shabazz fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Lee manages to avoid it.
Shabazz scores with a punch to the head.
Shabazz misses the shot to the body.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Boo Lee showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! And we move into the final round!#R3#
Lee uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Shabazz.
Shabazz throws the left hand but Lee avoids the punch easily.
Shabazz misses with a wild body shot.
A left and a right from Lee both land. Nice combination.
Lee's jab looks to have found its range, popping Shabazz under the eye.
Donk. Shabazz catches Lee right on the button with a cross.
Lee dodges the punch combination from Shabazz.
Lee throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Shabazz slips under a jab from Lee.
Shabazz chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Lee blocks the body kick.
Shabazz throws a jab but it's blocked by Lee.
Shabazz throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Lee stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Shabazz misses with a head kick.
Shabazz takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Shabazz feints and then cracks Lee's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Lee down.
Lee scores with a kick to the midsection.
Lee is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.#T1#
Lee tries to clinch but Shabazz is having none of it.
Lee throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Shabazz takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Lee keeps Shabazz at a distance using the push kick.
Lee will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
A looping hook to the body misses from Shabazz. Lee does a little dance to reset his feet.
Lee throws the kick towards the body but Shabazz avoids it.
Shabazz lands a right hook to the body.
Shabazz closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Shabazz misses with a looping left.
Lee jabs at Shabazz's body.
Lee wants to clinch up but Shabazz keeps it at a distance.
A low kick from Lee misses
and Shabazz counters with a stiff right hand.
Shabazz takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Lee misses with a looping right.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Lee misses with a body shot. #T2#
Shabazz throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Lee sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Lee lands a glancing blow to the side of Shabazz's head.
Lee's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Shabazz misses with a body kick.
Shabazz takes one to the chin there.
Shabazz blocks a head kick by Lee.
Shabazz is looking to slow Lee down with leg kicks.
Lee fails to land with a series of punches.
Shabazz has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Shabazz there as he acknowledges the shot.
Shabazz tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Lee wants to clinch.
Shabazz misses with a body kick.
Lee misses with an uppercut. Shabazz saw that one coming.
Donk. Shabazz catches Lee right on the button with a cross.
Lee blocks a head kick by Shabazz.
Shabazz moves out of range as Lee strikes.#T3#
A jab from Shabazz misses.
Shabazz takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Shabazz chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Lee can pounce on him.
Shabazz scores with a leg kick.
Shabazz is looking to land body kicks.
A jab from Shabazz finds it's way through Lee's defenses.
Shabazz throws a hook but Lee avoids it easily.
Shabazz throws a big shot that misses.
Lee scores with a crisp jab that stopped Shabazz in his tracks.
Shabazz misses with a looping left.
Lee uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Shabazz.
Shabazz is looking to slow Lee down with leg kicks.
Lee misses with a head kick.
Shabazz tries a head kick but it misses.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Shabazz on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Lee darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Shabazz misses with a wild body shot. #T4#
Lee pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Shabazz fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Shabazz thows a leg kick but Lee checks it
and Lee counters with a leg kick.
Lee jabs Shabazz right on the nose. Shabazz blinks but takes it well.
Lee connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Shabazz misses with a body punch
and Lee counters with a head kick. That will keep Shabazz thinking before he tries any more sloppy attacks!
Lee on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Shabazz tries to work over Lee's front leg with a kick but Lee checks it.
Lee punishes Shabazz's body with a nice straight punch.
Shabazz takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Lee pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Lee cracks Shabazz with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Lee lands a head shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Shabazz keeps the fight on the outside.
Shabazz fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Lee manages to avoid it.
Shabazz fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Lee is out of range.
Shabazz tries a head kick but it misses.

And that's the end of the fight!
Boo Lee comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Lee 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 Matheus Silva scores the fight 28:29
Judge Luis Engracia scores the fight 28:29
Judge Daniel Cesar scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Boo Lee!

Boo Lee thanked the fans post fight for their support.

 

Event: C19: Shabazz vs. Lydon     
Date:   Feb 27, 2021
#R1#
A low kick from Shabazz misses
and Lydon counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Shabazz's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Lydon connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Shabazz scrambles back to his feet.
Lydon lands with a good body shot.
Shabazz throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Shabazz staying out of range there.
Shabazz blocks a head kick by Lydon.
Shabazz fakes the leg kick and cracks Lydon in the body.
Lydon throws a looping overhand right but Shabazz ducks down to avoid it.
Shabazz delivers a nice body kick.
Shabazz throws a half hearted mid kick.
Lydon needs to keep his hands up - Shabazz had a free shot at his head there.#CUT#It looks like Johnny Lydon has been cut.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Shabazz lands a nice shot that snaps Lydon's head back.
Shabazz dips to his left and cracks Lydon with an uppercut!
Shabazz throws out a leg kick but Lydon moves out of range and Shabazz only half commits.
Lydon misses with a body kick.
We've been hearing reports that Shabazz has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Lydon scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Shabazz tries a head kick but it misses. #KD#
Shabazz lands a high kick to the side of Lydon's head that stuns him and send him tumbling down to the canvas! Shabazz dives into guard, looking to finish.#ROC#Lydon is rocked!
Lydon is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Lydon is still in real trouble! Can Shabazz finish him?#T1#
Lydon has Shabazz pulled in close to control his posture.
Shabazz keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Lydon's head.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#SUB#
Shabazz drops back looking for a leg! Lydon is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Lydon manages to kick Shabazz off! Shabazz jumps back into Lydon's guard.
Lydon seems to have recovered his senses.
Shabazz trying to control but Lydon is working from the bottom.
Shabazz slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard. #SUB#
Shabazz has gone for a leg lock! Lydon slips out almost immediately though and dives into Shabazz's guard.#REVB#
Lydon preventing the sweep. #T2##SU2#
Lydon stands up and waves to Shabazz to follow him.
Shabazz throws a body shot but no joy.
Lydon lands a high kick!
Lydon checks a low kick from Shabazz.
Lydon checks the leg kick.
Shabazz slips a straight right by Lydon.
Shabazz jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Shabazz throws a poor cross that misses
and Lydon counters with a nice leg kick.
Shabazz looks to score with a jab to the body but Lydon is just out of range.
Lydon lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Shabazz throws a head kick that misses
letting Lydon counter with a right hand.
Shabazz doesn't succeed with the takedown
letting Lydon counter with a right hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Lydon blocks a head kick by Shabazz.
Nice shot by Shabazz.#T3#
Lydon fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Shabazz on the side of the head.
Lydon scores with a hook.
Shabazz throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Shabazz throws a sloppy head kick and Lydon moves out of range easily.
Shabazz fails with the takedown.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Lydon! But no joy.
That kick from Lydon tenderised Shabazz's leg. Shabazz is trying to keep his angry face on.
Lydon punishes Shabazz's body with a nice straight punch.
Lydon checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Lydon scores with a punch to the head.
Lydon's jab looks to have found its range, popping Shabazz under the eye.
Lydon lands a jab to the nose.
Shabazz lands with a shot to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Lydon lands with a good body shot.
Lydon blocks a head kick by Shabazz.
Lydon cracks Shabazz with a good jab.#T4#
The fighters circling - Shabazz throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Shabazz takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Lydon listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.#ROC2#Shabazz is rocked!
Lydon cracks Shabazz with a hook to the temple - Shabazz is on wobbly legs here! Lydon swarms him with hook after hook, landing with each one! Shabazz falls to the canvas face first and the referee dives in to stop the fight! Lydon wins by TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:18 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Johnny Lydon!
In his post fight interview, Johnny Lydon gave a big smile as he said 'and thanks for sparring partners at the Hell Warriors Gym!'.

 

Event: Combate 13: Rahim vs. Kazuma 2     
Date:   Jan 16, 2021
#R1#
Shabazz throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Kuwabara counters with a two punch combo.
Shabazz jabs Kuwabara to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Kuwabara blocks a head kick by Shabazz.
Kuwabara steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Shabazz.
Danga de danga de dang - Shabazz scores with a four punch combination!
A jab from Kuwabara does it's job there.
Shabazz takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Shabazz misses with a few strikes there.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Shabazz avoids the body shot from Kuwabara.
A punch combination from Shabazz misses.
Kuwabara swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Kuwabara lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Shabazz misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Kuwabara connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Shabazz throws a right and a left that Kuwabara avoids nicely.
Kuwabara scores with a hook to the body. Shabazz takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Shabazz lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Shabazz misses with a body punch
enabling Kuwabara to counter with a crisp jab.
Shabazz takes one on the button.
We've been told by Shabazz's head coaches at Desert Fitness & Training -13 Elites/1 Sensational that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Shabazz fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kuwabara manages to avoid it.#T1#
Shabazz swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rahim Shabazz is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Shabazz misses with a lunging right hand
and Kuwabara counters with a nice body shot.
Shabazz's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Kuwabara connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Shabazz scrambles back to his feet.
Good standup being displayed there by Kuwabara as he connects with a hook.
A jab from Kuwabara does it's job there.
Shabazz throws a front kick aimed at Kuwabara's knee but Kuwabara avoids it well.
Shabazz lands an overhand right.
Shabazz throws a right hand that misses
and Kuwabara counters with a straight right hand.
Kuwabara is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Shabazz had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into mush.
Kuwabara fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Kuwabara slips under a jab.
Shabazz will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Shabazz looks to land a left hand but Kuwabara moved out of range nicely.
Horrible takedown attempt by Kuwabara or perhaps it was just good defense by Shabazz, which made it look bad.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kuwabara blocks the body kick.
Shabazz throws a nice outside leg kick. #T2#
A jab from Shabazz misses.
Kuwabara with a nice cross.
Kuwabara lands with a hook. Shabazz tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Shabazz throws a lazy right hand but Kuwabara sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Shabazz throws a sloppy head kick and Kuwabara moves out of range easily.
Kuwabara scores with a jab to the head.
Kuwabara scores with a hook.
Shabazz throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Shabazz throws a lazy body kick
and Kuwabara counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Kuwabara scores with a hook to the body. Shabazz takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
A lazy left from Kuwabara finds it's target.
Shabazz misses with a leg kick #CL2#
and Kuwabara counters by clinching up.
Kuwabara misses with a hook to the ribs.
Shabazz goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Kuwabara tries to throw a body punch but Shabazz avoids it by throwing Kuwabara back against the cage.
Kuwabara tries a body shot but Shabazz blocks it.
Kuwabara blocking some punches. #T3#
Kuwabara tries a body shot but Shabazz blocks it.
Kuwabara lands a hook to the side of the head.
Kuwabara can't get the takedown.
Shabazz throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Shabazz. #BC2#
Kuwabara manages to break the clinch.
Shabazz misses with a two punch combination.
Shabazz misses with a double jab.
Shabazz lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Kuwabara uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
A lazy left from Kuwabara finds it's target.
Shabazz throws an overhand right that lands on Kuwabara's shoulder, as Kuwabara tries to avoid the shot.
Shabazz misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Kuwabara connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.#CL2#
Kuwabara clinches.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Shabazz throws a head punch that misses.
Kuwabara wants a takedown.
Rahim Shabazz has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Kazuma Kuwabara.#T4#
Kuwabara blocks an elbow strike from Shabazz.
Kuwabara lands with a left to the head.
Shabazz wants to get back to striking at distance but Kuwabara won't allow it.
Kuwabara wants to break the clinch but can't.
Kuwabara misses with a punch to the body.
Kuwabara wants a takedown.
Kuwabara tries a body shot but Shabazz blocks it.
Shabazz unloads a knee to the mid-section.
Kuwabara tries a body shot but Shabazz blocks it.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Kuwabara.
Kuwabara goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Kuwabara can't find room to land a body shot as Shabazz controls the action.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Nice body punch from Kuwabara.
Kuwabara lands an uppercut.
Kuwabara misses with some punches.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Kazuma Kuwabara dominated that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!#R2#
Shabazz misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Kuwabara's corner calls for a 1-2. Kuwabara obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Kuwabara tries to clinch but Shabazz moves out of range.
Shabazz fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Shabazz fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Kuwabara looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Shabazz is fending him off so far but Kuwabara persists. Nope, Shabazz circles away and we're back to standing.
Shabazz pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Shabazz misses with a left hand
and Kuwabara counters with a nice uppercut.
Kuwabara has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Shabazz swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Kazuma Kuwabara seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Shabazz looks to land a right hand but Kuwabara moved out of range.
Decent striking displayed by Kuwabara there.
Shabazz throws a push kick but Kuwabara slaps the foot to one side.
Kuwabara moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Shabazz walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Shabazz scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Kuwabara checks a low kick from Shabazz.#T1#
Shabazz connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Kuwabara's hands.
Kuwabara avoids the body shot from Shabazz.
Shabazz's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Kuwabara connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Shabazz scrambles back to his feet.
Shabazz misses with a head kick.
Shabazz throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Shabazz looks to score with a jab to the body but Kuwabara is just out of range.
Shabazz doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Shabazz throws an overhand right that lands on Kuwabara's shoulder, as Kuwabara tries to avoid the shot.
Shabazz will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Shabazz lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Rahim Shabazz seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Shabazz throws a lazy uppercut
and Kuwabara counters with a right hand to the body.
Kuwabara scores with a decent looking hook.
Shabazz misses with a body kick.
Shabazz throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Kuwabara has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.#T2#
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kuwabara moves out of range of the body kick.
Shabazz throws a jab when Kuwabara was well out of range.
Kuwabara scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Shabazz with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Kuwabara to score with a decent uppercut.
Kuwabara getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Shabazz fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Shabazz takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Shabazz ducks right into an uppercut from Kuwabara.
Shabazz throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Kuwabara.
Shabazz takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Kuwabara connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Kuwabara lands a slapping body shot.
Shabazz throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Kuwabara throws out a counter right but Shabazz avoids it with no problem.
Kuwabara wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Shabazz throws a head kick that misses.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Shabazz throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Kuwabara stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.#T3#
Shabazz tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Shabazz misses with a body punch
letting Kuwabara counter with a right hand.
Shabazz misses the shot to the body.
Shabazz looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Shabazz is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Kuwabara.
Kuwabara clobbers Shabazz with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Shabazz takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Shabazz takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Kuwabara tries to close the distance and clinch up but Shabazz swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Shabazz on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Shabazz misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kuwabara.
Shabazz lands a nice shot that snaps Kuwabara's head back.
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!
Shabazz walks into a straight right hand from Kuwabara.
Shabazz takes a swing at Kuwabara's ribcage but misses. #CL2#
Kuwabara moves into the clinch.
Kuwabara has a couple of punches blocked by Shabazz.
Shabazz misses with a short punch on the inside. #T4#
Kuwabara throws a head punch that misses.
Knees to the body from Shabazz. #TD2#
Kuwabara has hold of one of Shabazz's legs. Shabazz is fighting the takedown attempt but Kuwabara gets the trip and lands the takedown into guard.#SUB2#
Kuwabara has gone for a leg lock! Shabazz slips out almost immediately though and dives into Kuwabara's guard.#REVR#
Shabazz stays in close to Kuwabara's body and controls the position. #SUB2#
Kuwabara is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Shabazz is aware though and is defending well.
Shabazz controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Shabazz wants to control from the top but Kuwabara keeps moving. #SUB2#
Kuwabara has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Shabazz 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.

Kazuma Kuwabara showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!#R3#
Kuwabara ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Shabazz misses with a left hand
and Kuwabara cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.#CL2#
Kuwabara forces Shabazz back against the cage and clinches.
Kuwabara lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Shabazz blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kuwabara lands a right hand that snaps the head of Shabazz backwards.
A short uppercut from Kuwabara.
Shabazz can't find room to land a body shot as Kuwabara controls the action.
Kuwabara is leaning against Shabazz and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Kuwabara can't find room to land a body shot as Shabazz controls the action. #BC#
Shabazz breaks from the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shabazz takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Shabazz throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kuwabara tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Shabazz paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Shabazz misses with a hook
and Kuwabara counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kuwabara connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.#T1#
Shabazz throws a right and a left that both miss.
Kuwabara uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Shabazz throws a body kick that misses #TD2#
so Kuwabara counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility. #SUB2#
Kuwabara drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Kuwabara jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position. #SUB2#
Kuwabara is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there. #SUB2#
Kuwabara drops back looking for a heel hook - he quickly realises he's not going to get it but Shabazz manages to dive on top of him before he can escape and now Kuwabara has Shabazz in his guard.#REVR##SUB2#
Shabazz avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Shabazz 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. #T2##SUB2#
Kuwabara has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Shabazz can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Shabazz slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up. #SUB2#
Kuwabara is active off his back here, looking for submissions. #SUB2#
Kuwabara has his foot on Shabazz's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Shabazz works his way back into a safe position though.
Shabazz wants to control from the top but Kuwabara keeps moving.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#T3##SUB2#
Kuwabara throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Shabazz wants to control from the top but Kuwabara keeps moving. #SUB2#
Kuwabara is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Shabazz is aware though and is defending well.#SUB2#
Kuwabara is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Shabazz defends well.
Shabazz trying to control but Kuwabara is working from the bottom. #T4#
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Shabazz engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.#REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Shabazz throws out a loose jab but Kuwabara uses good head movement to avoid it.
Shabazz throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Kuwabara now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Shabazz ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kuwabara moves away.
Kuwabara throws a counter combo.
Shabazz tries to land a body kick
and Kuwabara counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Shabazz connects with an inside leg kick.
A low kick from Shabazz misses #TD2#
and Kuwabara counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Kazuma Kuwabara really dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.#R4#
Shabazz looks to land a left hand but Kuwabara moved out of range nicely.
Shabazz throws a predictable looking body shot #CL2#
and Kuwabara counters by moving into the clinch.
A right handed body shot lands from Kuwabara.
Kuwabara throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Shabazzs head.
Kuwabara throws a punch but it's blocked by Shabazz.
Shabazz gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Kuwabara.
Kuwabara lands a nice uppercut.
Kuwabara tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Shabazz's elbow.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shabazz blocks a couple of punches on the inside. #BC2#
Kuwabara's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Kuwabara defending well as Shabazz loads up on a big left hand.
Shabazz lands with an uppercut that bounces Kuwabara off the cage and back into range.#CL2#
Kuwabara moves into range and clinches up with Shabazz.#T1#
Kuwabara looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Kuwabara misses with some punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Shabazz.
Kuwabara throws a head punch that misses.
Kuwabara goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Shabazz tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kuwabara's elbow.
Kuwabara swings wildly with an uppercut but Shabazz uses good head movement to avoid it.
Shabazz gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Kuwabara.
Kuwabara wants a takedown but no success here.
Rahim Shabazz has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Kazuma Kuwabara.
Kuwabara blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Shabazz has a couple of punches blocked by Kuwabara.
Kuwabara is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.#T2#
Kuwabara has a couple of punches blocked by Shabazz.
Shabazz blocking some punches. #TD2#
Kuwabara lands a takedown into guard.
Shabazz bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Kuwabara's guard. #REVR#
Shabazz trying to control but Kuwabara is working from the bottom. #SUB2#
Kuwabara working for a triangle but Shabazz defends it easily. #SUB2#
Shabazz avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Kuwabara is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Shabazz showing good wrestling skills to control the position. #T3#
Shabazz trying to control the position from guard on top but Kuwabara is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #SUB2#
Kuwabara is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Shabazz defends well.
Kuwabara keeping moving, preventing Shabazz from controlling successfully. #SUB2#
Kuwabara escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Shabazz gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Shabazz is stalling in the full guard. #T4#
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.#SUB2#
Kuwabara looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Shabazz is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions. #SUB2#
Kuwabara looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!#SUB2#
Kuwabara looking for a guillotine here but Shabazz defends easily.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Kazuma Kuwabara dominated that fourth round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!#R5#
A shot to the body from Shabazz misses
letting Kuwabara counter with a right hand.
Shabazz works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Shabazz misses the shot to the body.
Kuwabara cracks Shabazz with a right hand to the side of the head.
Shabazz just misses with a punch to the body.
Kuwabara wants to counter the offense by Shabazz and move into the clinch position.
Shabazz throws a looping overhand right but Kuwabara ducks down to avoid it.
Kuwabara moves out of range of the strikes.
Kuwabara shoots in looking for a takedown but Shabazz manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Kuwabara's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Kuwabara takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Kuwabara is looking to clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kuwabara dives in and grabs Shabazz's left leg, looking for a takedown. Shabazz pushes down on Kuwabara's head and hops out.
Shabazz throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A combination from Kuwabara does no damage.
Shabazz lands a head kick!
Kuwabara moves out of range of the body kick.#T1#
Kuwabara ducks under a wild hook from Shabazz.
Shabazz throws a right and a left that both miss.
Shabazz misses with an uppercut
enabling Kuwabara to counter with a crisp jab.
Shabazz throws a head kick that misses.
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.
Shabazz throws a leg kick
and Shabazz takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Shabazz works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Shabazz pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Kuwabara scores with a jab. Shabazz acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Shabazz tests Kuwabara's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Shabazz throws a half hearted mid kick.
Shabazz throws a sloppy head kick
and Kuwabara counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
A jab lands there for Kuwabara.
Good exchange - Kuwabara coming out on top.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!#TD2#
Kuwabara gets a takedown into half guard.
Kuwabara is looking for the mount but instead finds himself back in full guard.
Rahim Shabazz has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Kuwabara won't allow Shabazz to sweep him here. #SUB2#
Kuwabara postures up as if he's going to throw some strikes but drops back for an ankle! Shabazz is in big trouble! He looks ready to tap! But no, he's escaped and dives on top of Kuwabara, into his guard. #REVR#
Shabazz not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up. #T3#
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#SUB2#
Kuwabara is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Shabazz is aware though and is defending well.#SUB2#
Kuwabara working for a triangle but Shabazz defends it easily.
Shabazz's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Shabazz trying to stand up but can't free himself from Kuwabara's guard.
Kuwabara keeping moving, preventing Shabazz from controlling successfully. #T4#
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.#SUB2#
Shabazz got a little sloppy there for a moment and Kuwabara has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Shabazz has managed to get both his arms back between Kuwabara's legs - danger averted.
Kuwabara keeping moving, preventing Shabazz from controlling successfully.
Kazuma Kuwabara is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Kuwabara trying to keep a closed guard but Shabazz is proving a slippery customer. #REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up.
Kuwabara tests Shabazz's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Shabazz swings away with a body shot that misses
and Kuwabara counters with a stiff right hand.
Shabazz lands an overhand right.
Kuwabara changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.

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 Rahim Shabazz.
Well Kuwabara has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Paulo Santos scores the fight 46:49
Judge Seu Braga scores the fight 46:49
Judge Felipe Paraventi scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Kazuma Kuwabara!

Kazuma Kuwabara is the new light heavyweight champion!
A victorious Kazuma Kuwabara thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.

 

Event: Combate 10: Scott vs. Shabazz     
Date:   Dec 26, 2020
#R1#
Scott lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
A jab from Shabazz misses.
Shabazz connects with a body shot.
A right-left combo lands from Scott.
Scott throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Scott is looking to slow Shabazz down with leg kicks.
Scott takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Scott slips a straight right by Shabazz.
Scott has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Defiant MMA in the buildup to the fight.
Shabazz dodges the punch combination from Scott.
Scott throws a right and a left that Shabazz avoids nicely.
Scott moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Scott misses with the combination.
Scott misses with a straight right.
Scott moves out of range of the body kick.
A leg kick checked by Shabazz.
Scott blocks a jab.
Shabazz throws a nice looking combination but Scott bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Scott will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air. #T1#
A low kick lands for Scott.
Shabazz misses with a double jab.
Shabazz just manages to avoid a counter high kick fromScott.
Shabazz pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Shabazz misses with a head kick.
Shabazz showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Scott.
A solid leg kick lands there for Scott.
Scott bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Shabazz is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Scott.
Shabazz throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Scott stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Shabazz catches Scott with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Scott 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 Shabazz has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Shabazz and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Shabazz motions for Scott to come forward. Shabazz throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Scott throws a body kick that misses
and Shabazz counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Scott throws a right hand that Shabazz ducks under and follows up with a left that Shabazz also avoids with ease.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Scott lands the left hand.#T2#
Shabazz looks to land a left hand but Scott moved out of range nicely.
Shabazz looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Scott is looking for a counter combo.
Alejandro Scott seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Shabazz lands a high kick!
Shabazz looks to throw the jab but Scott is out of range.
Shabazz takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Scott misses with the combination.
Shabazz just misses with a punch to the body.
Scott on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Shabazz dips to his left and cracks Scott with an uppercut!
Scott cracks Shabazz with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Shabazz listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Scott looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Scott throws a nice looking combination but Shabazz bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Scott throws a body punch but Shabazz moves out of range.
Scott throws a right hand that Shabazz ducks under and follows up with a left that Shabazz also avoids with ease.
Scott lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Shabazz takes one to the chin there.#T3#
Scott cracks Shabazz with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Scott throws a series of punches but Shabazz avoids them all with ease.
A punch lands to the side of Scott 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Shabazz misses with a series of wild punches.
Shabazz tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Scott misses with a wild combination.
Scott fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Shabazz has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Shabazz tries to clinch up.
Shabazz tests Scott's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Shabazz throws a head kick that misses.
A little feinted left hand from Scott on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Shabazz slips under a jab.
It seemed like Shabazz was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Scott misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Shabazz throws a chopping leg kick but Scott manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Scott throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Scott misses with a double jab.
Shabazz appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.#T4#
Shabazz is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Scott misses with an uppercut.
Scott takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Scott avoids the body shot from Shabazz.
Scott uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Shabazz.
Shabazz misses with a body shot.
It looked like Scott was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
A chopping leg kick lands by Shabazz.
Scott slips under a jab.
Scott tries to bum rush Shabazz with a series of wild strikes but Shabazz uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Shabazz takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Shabazz throws a hook to the side of Scott's head but Scott sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.#CL2#
Shabazz clinches up against the cage.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Shabazz.
Shabazz misses with some punches.
A short body shot lands from Shabazz as the two fighters clinch.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Shabazz.
Scott wants to get back to striking at distance but Shabazz won't allow it.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Shabazz.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Rahim Shabazz will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.#R2#
Shabazz throws a wild body kick that Scott sees coming a mile off.
Scott swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Scott moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Scott uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Shabazz.
Scott misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Scott scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Alejandro Scott is winning the standup battle so far.
Shabazz fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Scott manages to avoid it.
Scott misses with a body kick.
Scott swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Shabazz.
Shabazz throws a right and a left that both miss.
Alejandro Scott is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Shabazz tries to clinch but Scott is having none of it.
Shabazz throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Shabazz takes one on the button.
Shabazz tries to clinch up.
Scott walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Scott getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Scott 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 Shabazz has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Shabazz and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Shabazz slips a jab and a cross from Scott.
Shabazz looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Scott lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range. #T1#
Scott will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Scott slips a jab and a cross from Shabazz.
Scott scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Scott misses with a jab, cross combination.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Scott!
Scott doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Nice defenses there by Shabazz.
Nice defenses there by Shabazz.
Nice uppercut lands for Scott. That snapped Shabazz's head back.
Scott 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!
Scott throws a nice looking combination but Shabazz bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Shabazz tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Scott throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Shabazz sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Shabazz throws out a loose jab but Scott uses good head movement to avoid it.
Scott connects with a leg kick.
Scott throws a leg kick that is checked
and Shabazz counters with a one-two to the body.
Scott works over Shabazz's head and body with a nice combination.#T2#
Scott works the jab nicely.
Shabazz slips a straight right by Scott.
Shabazz stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Shabazz tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Shabazz misses with a low kick.
Shabazz swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Scott misses with an attempted mid kick.
A nice combination there by Scott.
Scott closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Shabazz tries to clinch but Scott moves out of range.
A punch lands to the side of Shabazz 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Shabazz throws a head kick that misses.
Shabazz with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Scott fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Shabazz manages to avoid it.
Scott lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Scott throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air. #T3#
Shabazz stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Scott slips a jab from Shabazz.
Scott works Shabazz's body with a nice hook.
Scott scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Scott thuds a left hand into Shabazz's body.
Shabazz on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Scott is working the combinations to good effect here.#CL2#
Shabazz gets a clinch.
Shabazz lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Shabazz tries a body shot but Scott blocks it.
Scott tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage. #KD2#
Shabazz drops Scott with a big knee straight up the middle! Scott is covering up against the cage but manages to escape and gets back to his feet! #ROC2#Scott is rocked!#CUT2#It looks like Alejandro Scott has been cut.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
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!
Shabazz throws an uppercut from hell that sends Scott clean off his feet! He's out cold! Shabazz stands back and admires his work as he thinks about that KO of the night award that is surely being wrapped up for him back stage.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:42 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Rahim Shabazz!
Rahim Shabazz is the new light heavyweight champion!
Rahim Shabazz very nearly forgot to thank SynCity Fightwear amongst all the excitement of his win but just as the interview came to a close, he screamed their name. Hopefully he'll get a few nice freebies in the mail as a thank you.

 

Event: Combate 7: Kazuma vs. Shabazz     
Date:   Nov 28, 2020
#R1#
Kuwabara defending well as Shabazz loads up on a big left hand.
Shabazz with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Kuwabara thuds a left hand into Shabazz's body.
Shabazz swings for the body but Kuwabara moves out of range.
Shabazz pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Kuwabara slips a jab and a cross from Shabazz.
An attempted straight right counter from Kuwabara misses the target.
Shabazz gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Shabazz throws a body shot but no joy.
Shabazz slaps away a takedown attempt from Kuwabara, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Shabazz tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kuwabara was well out of range. Poor timing from Shabazz.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shabazz misses with a leg kick.
Kuwabara lands with a good body shot.
We've been hearing reports that Kuwabara has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Shabazz lands with a cross.
Shabazz lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kuwabara tries to clinch but Shabazz is having none of it. #T1#
Shabazz misses with a hook. Kuwabara ducked under it nicely.
Shabazz throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Kuwabara.
Kuwabara tests Shabazz's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Shabazz throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Kuwabara jabs Shabazz right on the nose. Shabazz blinks but takes it well.
Kuwabara avoids the head kick by Shabazz.
An attempted straight right counter from Kuwabara misses the target.
Kuwabara scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Kuwabara is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Kuwabara moves into range and connects with a jab.
Shabazz throws a leg kick but Kuwabara moved away.
Shabazz tries to close the distance and clinch but Kuwabara swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Good standup being displayed there by Kuwabara as he connects with a hook.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Shabazz cracks a nice hook into Kuwabara's ribs.#CL#
Kuwabara closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Shabazz scores a nice knee to the body.
Shabazz's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!#T2#
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Shabazz creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Shabazz tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Kuwabara has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Shabazz after a bit of a struggle.
Shabazz lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage. #BC#
Kuwabara breaks the clinch.
Kuwabara fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Shabazz looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Kuwabara slips a jab from Shabazz.
Shabazz misses the shot to the body.
The fighters circling - Shabazz throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Rahim Shabazz seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Shabazz darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
The crowd cheers as Shabazz lands an impressive looking overhand right. Kuwabara doesn't seem phased though.
Kuwabara slips a straight right by Shabazz.
Shabazz lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Kuwabara circles away quickly and effectively.
An attempted straight right counter from Kuwabara misses the target.
Shabazz looks to score with a jab to the body but Kuwabara is just out of range.
Shabazz misses with a wild combination. #T3#
Shabazz tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Nice shot by Kuwabara.
Shabazz uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.#TD#
Kuwabara scores with a takedown into Shabazz's guard.#ES2#
Shabazz has his feet on Kuwabara's hips. He pushes off and gets to his feet. Nice work.
A looping hook to the body misses from Shabazz. Kuwabara does a little dance to reset his feet.
Kuwabara cracks Shabazz with a right hand to the side of the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kuwabara thows a left - swing and a miss!
Shabazz now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Shabazz rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Shabazz takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Shabazz throws a low kick, looking for Kuwabara's leg but Kuwabara calmly moves out of range.
Shabazz lands with a hook. Kuwabara tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Kuwabara scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Kuwabara scores with a nice strike.
Jab by Shabazz.#T4#
Shabazz is looking to score with low kicks.
A little feinted left hand from Kuwabara on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Shabazz fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Shabazz avoids the body shot from Kuwabara.
Shabazz is looking for the big counter here.
Nice shot lands for Kuwabara.
Kuwabara walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Shabazz misses with a hook.
Kuwabara lunges at Shabazz with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Shabazz's hand.
Shabazz looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Kuwabara throwing a counter right hand but Shabazz manages to avoid it.
Shabazz misses with a head kick.
Shabazz misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Kuwabara counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
The crowd cheers as Kuwabara lands an impressive looking overhand right. Shabazz doesn't seem phased though.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.#TD#
Kuwabara gets a takedown into half guard.#ES2#
Shabazz makes some distance and scrambles quickly back to his feet. Nice work!
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Rahim Shabazz will probably get the nod.
That's time! Kuwabara's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.#R2#
Kuwabara lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Shabazz circles away quickly and effectively.
Kuwabara bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Shabazz takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Kuwabara throws a body shot but no joy.
Kuwabara blocks a low kick nicely.
Shabazz wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Shabazz throws a front kick aimed at Kuwabara's knee but Kuwabara avoids it well.
Shabazz misses with a body kick.
Shabazz lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Shabazz uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kuwabara.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kuwabara just misses with a punch to the body.
Shabazz throws out a loose jab but Kuwabara uses good head movement to avoid it.
Shabazz throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Kuwabara lands a right hook to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.#CL#
Kuwabara closes the distance and clinches.#T1#
Kuwabara tries a body shot but Shabazz blocks it.
A nice right hand lands inside from Shabazz.
Kuwabara throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Shabazzs head.
A shot in the inside from Kuwabara.
Shabazz goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Kuwabara is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Shabazz gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Shabazz has a couple of punches blocked by Kuwabara.
Shabazz blocks a body shot from Kuwabara.
Kuwabara prevents a body shot from Shabazz.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kuwabara.
Kuwabara managing to block the knees to the body from Shabazz.
Kuwabara is looking to break free of the clinch but Shabazz has double underhooks.
Shabazz misses with the head strike.
Shabazz tries a knee to the head but Kuwabara blocks it.
Kuwabara blocks an uppercut.
Rahim Shabazz seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Kuwabara wants to get back to striking at distance but Shabazz won't allow it.
Kuwabara has a couple of punches blocked by Shabazz.
Kuwabara digs a right hand into Shabazz's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Shabazz's gas tank.
Shabazz lands a body punch in the clinch.
A left hand lands to the body for Shabazz.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Kuwabara creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut. #T2#
Kuwabara makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kuwabara blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kuwabara is looking for a takedown.
Shabazz goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Kuwabara tries to work over Shabazz's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Kuwabara misses with a short punch on the inside.
Shabazz takes a shot to the head.
Nice body punch from Shabazz - that landed with a thud.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Shabazz.
Shabazz doesn't land with the attempted body shot. #BC#
Kuwabara breaks from the clinch.
Shabazz misses with an uppercut. Kuwabara saw that one coming.
Kuwabara uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Rahim Shabazz seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Shabazz throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
A shot to the liver by Kuwabara. Beautiful body shot.
Kuwabara misses the shot to the body.
A punch lands to the side of Shabazz 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Shabazz throws a shot from downtown. Kuwabara moves away and avoids it.#T3#
Shabazz's corner calls for a 1-2. Shabazz obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Rahim Shabazz is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Shabazz ducks under a wild hook from Kuwabara.
Kuwabara misses with a wild body shot.
Shabazz shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Shabazz scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Shabazz pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Kuwabara swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Shabazz scores with a hook.#KD2#
Shabazz lands a big head kick that sends Kuwabara tumbling to the mat! Shabazz takes a step backwards and waves Kuwabara back to his feet - he wants the finish!#ROC2#Kuwabara is rocked!#CUT2#It looks like Kazuma Kuwabara has been cut.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kuwabara lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Kuwabara lands a body shot.
Shabazz swats away the attempt to clinch by Kuwabara.#CL2#
Kuwabara tries to keep at a distance but Shabazz has taken the fight into the clinch.#T4#
Kuwabara fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Kuwabara blocking some punches.
Kuwabara lands with a short shot to the head.
Kuwabara lands a left hand that snaps the head of Shabazz backwards.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Kuwabara.
Still in the clinch, Shabazz scores with a nice short uppercut.
Kuwabara lands a shoulder strike.
Kuwabara throws a punch but it's blocked by Shabazz.
Kuwabara lands with a left to the head.
Kuwabara lands a nice uppercut.#BC#
Kuwabara manages to break the clinch.
Kuwabara with a hook.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kuwabara tests Shabazz's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Kuwabara ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Shabazz moves away.
Kuwabara scores with a hook.
Kuwabara tries to close the distance and clinch but Shabazz swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Shabazz looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
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 Kazuma Kuwabara will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Kazuma Kuwabara's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! And we move into the final round!#R3#
Shabazz throws a leg kick #TD#
and Kuwabara counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Shabazz is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Rahim Shabazz has got the better of the ground game so far.
Shabazz works his way to full guard. Good work.#SUB#
Kuwabara drops back looking for a leg! Shabazz is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Shabazz manages to kick Kuwabara off! Kuwabara jumps back into Shabazz's guard.
Shabazz controls Kuwabara momentarily but Kuwabara frees himself. #SUB#
Kuwabara drops back looking for a heel hook - he quickly realises he's not going to get it but Shabazz manages to dive on top of him before he can escape and now Kuwabara has Shabazz in his guard.#REVB#
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#SUB#
Kuwabara working for a triangle but Shabazz defends it easily. #T1##SUB#
Kuwabara escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Shabazz gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance. #SUB#
Kuwabara had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Shabazz defends it easily.
Kuwabara keeping moving, preventing Shabazz from controlling successfully. #SUB#
Kuwabara looking for a guillotine here but Shabazz defends easily.
Kuwabara keeping moving, preventing Shabazz from controlling successfully. #T2#
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Shabazz sitting in guard here, content to control.
Shabazz trying to control but Kuwabara is working from the bottom. #SUB#
Kuwabara working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Shabazz doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Shabazz manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem. #SUB#
Shabazz avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Shabazz must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Shabazz trying to control but Kuwabara is working from the bottom. #T3##SUB#
Kuwabara is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Kuwabara keeping moving, preventing Shabazz from controlling successfully.
Shabazz stays in close to Kuwabara's body and controls the position.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.#SUB#
Kuwabara is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Kuwabara keeping moving, preventing Shabazz from controlling successfully. #SUB#
Kuwabara is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Shabazz is aware though and is defending well.#T4#
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Kuwabara preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Shabazz not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up. #REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Shabazz lands a head shot.
Kuwabara moves out of range of the strikes.
Shabazz misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Shabazz looks to land a left hand but Kuwabara moved out of range nicely.
Kuwabara uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Shabazz.
Kuwabara swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Kuwabara looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Kuwabara slips under a jab.
Kuwabara is looking to counter punch.
Shabazz swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Kuwabara misses with an uppercut. Shabazz saw that one coming.
Shabazz now looks to counter with a shot at the body.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Mauricio Rocha scores the fight 27:30
Judge Emerson Jorge scores the fight 27:30
Judge Felipe Paraventi scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Rahim Shabazz!

Rahim Shabazz really struggled to get his t-shirt on before his hand was raised. Making sure that SynCity Fightwear logo gets some air time is pretty tricky when you're all sweaty.
In defeat, Kazuma Kuwabara stepped up to the mic, saying 'We all have to die when our time comes, but if we do our duty we don't got regrets'.

 

Event: RRFC 61:Gunn vs Ford     
Date:   Oct 31, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Shabazz walks into a left hand.
Shabazz scores with a kick to the midsection.
Hall avoids the head kick by Shabazz.
Charlie Hall seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Hall connects with a body shot that sends Shabazz's belly button to the back.
A big right from Hall misses.
Shabazz avoids a punch combination nicely. #CL#
The fight moves into the clinch position.
Hall is trying to break the clinch but Shabazz is controlling him.
Shabazz tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Shabazz pushes Hall back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Shabazz lands a body shot. #BC2#
Hall's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Hall moves forwards but Shabazz connects with a nice, crisp jab.#CUT#It looks like Charlie Hall has been cut.
Hall throws an off balance right hand
letting Shabazz counter with a right hand.
Shabazz looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hall misses with a lunging right hand
and Shabazz cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Shabazz uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hall.
A cross from Shabazz lands.#KD#
Hall ducks straight into an uppercut from Shabazz and tumbles to the canvas! Itís a flash knockdown though - Hall manages to regain guard straight away. #CUT#That has opened up Charlie Hall's cut even more.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Hall keeping moving, preventing Shabazz from controlling successfully. #T1#
Shabazz is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.#SUB#
Shabazz drops back for a leg but he's not going to get it - he lets go and Hall dives on top into guard.#REVB#
Shabazz looking to hit a scissor sweep but Hall is one step ahead there.
Hall with a flurry of punches that miss. #T2#
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Hall's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Shabazz seems keen to control Hall's posture.
Hall is looking to stand up but Shabazz won't let him.
Shabazz wants to sweep but no luck.
Hall would like to get this fight back to the feet but can't get free from the closed guard.
Shabazz looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Hall wants to control from the top but Shabazz keeps moving. #REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Shabazz blocks a jab.#T3#
Shabazz uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hall.
Hall throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Shabazz throwing a counter right hand but Hall manages to avoid it.
Hall throws an off balance right hand
and Shabazz counters with a straight right hand.#CUT#The cut above Charlie Hall's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Shabazz throws a looping overhand right but Hall ducks down to avoid it.
Hall buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Hall stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Shabazz.
Hall misses with an uppercut
and Shabazz cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Hall works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Hall closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Hall throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
It looked like Shabazz wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Hall sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A punch combination from Shabazz misses.
Hall avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Hall moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.#CUT#Charlie Hall's cut is absolute horrible now. This looks like something out of a horror film with blood covering both fighters.
Shabazz scores with a nice strike.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:53 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Rahim Shabazz!
Rahim Shabazz is the new heavyweight champion!
An out of breath and clearly excited Rahim Shabazz thanked SynCity Fightwear for their help and support (and free stuff they sent him).

 

Event: RRFC Fight Night 45     
Date:   Oct 10, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Shabazz blocks a jab.
Mogweister connects with a crisp jab. #CL#
Shabazz closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Shabazz tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Mogweister 's elbow.
Shabazz avoiding damage as Mogweister throws knees to the body.
A nice right hand lands inside from Shabazz.
Mogweister prevents a body shot from Shabazz.
Mogweister working aggressively here.
Shabazz tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Mogweister missing with knees to the body.
Shabazz throws a knee to the head but misses.
A nice right hand lands inside from Shabazz.
Shabazz lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Mogweister backwards.
Shabazz lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Mogweister .
Still in the clinch, Shabazz scores with a nice short uppercut.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Still in the clinch, Shabazz scores with a nice short uppercut.
Nice body punch from Shabazz - that landed with a thud.
Mogweister looks winded!
A quick uppercut on the inside from Shabazz.
Shabazz lands with a left to the head.
Shabazz with a knee to the head. #TD#
Shabazz pulls guard successfully. #T1#
Shabazz trying to control the position here.
Shabazz looking to hit a scissor sweep but Mogweister is one step ahead there.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Shabazz holds on and takes a little breather.
Shabazz wants to sweep but no luck.
Shabazz is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control. #T2#
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Shabazz looking to hit a scissor sweep but Mogweister is one step ahead there.
Mogweister looking to sit in guard and control but Shabazz gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top. #REVR#
Mogweister keeping moving, preventing Shabazz from controlling successfully.
Shabazz working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Mogweister can do anything to dispel that myth.
Shabazz's corner is telling him to maintain position.#T3#
Shabazz trying to control but Mogweister is working from the bottom.
Shabazz is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Shabazz's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.#SUB#
Shabazz drops back for a leg but he's not going to get it - he lets go and Mogweister dives on top into guard.#REVB#
Shabazz has his hands on Mogweister 's head, controlling the position. #T4#
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Mogweister tries to stand but Shabazz is controlling from the bottom.
Mogweister really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Shabazz. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.#SUB#
Shabazz working for a triangle but Mogweister defends it easily.
Mogweister told us pre-fight that he has been working on his escapes in training. Let's see if he can call on some of his new skills to get back to his feet.
Shabazz pulls Mogweister in to control the position.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Rahim Shabazz dominated that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!#R2#
Mogweister takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Mogweister throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Mogweister throws a front kick aimed at Shabazz's knee but Shabazz avoids it well.
A nice leg kick lands there from Shabazz.
Shabazz feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Mogweister s jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!#CL2#
Mogweister gets a clinch.
Shabazz goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Shabazz misses with a hook to the ribs.
Shabazz misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Shabazz lands a nice uppercut.
Shabazz lands a hook to the side of the head.
Shabazz lands a body punch in the clinch.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Shabazz.
Mogweister tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Shabazz throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Mogweister is breathing heavily.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Shabazz is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Mogweister pulls him back up using the underhooks. #TD#
Shabazz is working on a single leg takedown against the cage. Mogweister can't fight it off and eventually Shabazz manages to take the fight to the floor. Mogweister looks annoyed but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Shabazz lands a couple of decent looking shots.#T1##SUB#
Shabazz thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Shabazz stays in close to Mogweister 's body and controls the position.
Shabazz throws a big right hand that misses.
Shabazz is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Mogweister can do to turn this around?
Shabazz controlling from the top position. #T2#
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Shabazz seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Mogweister for as long as he can get away with.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Shabazz trying to control the position from guard on top but Mogweister is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Shabazz won't allow Mogweister to sweep him here.
Shabazz working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Shabazz controls the pace of the fight for a moment.#REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Mogweister tries a head kick but it misses. #T3##CL#
Shabazz clinches.
Shabazz working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Shabazz lands with a left to the head.
Shabazz scores with a shoulder strike.
Shabazz comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
Mogweister is trying to stall.
Shabazz lands with a good tight uppercut to the head. #ROC#Mogweister is rocked!
A short left from Shabazz.
Mogweister is still on wobbly legs! Can Shabazz finish him?
Shabazz controlling the position using the Thai clinch, unloads with a massive knee! Boom! He's out cold and slumps to the floor against the cage! I can't wait to see the slow motion replay of that one!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:34 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Knee). Rahim Shabazz!
Rahim Shabazz retains his light heavyweight title!
An out of breath and clearly excited Rahim Shabazz thanked Brooklyn Apothecary for their help and support (and free stuff they sent him).

 

Event: RRFC 55: Shabazz vs Korsemann     
Date:   Sep 12, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!#CL2#
Korsemann instigates a clinch.
Korsemann is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Shabazz lands a body punch.
Shabazz misses with a short punch on the inside.
Korsemann lands a hook to the side of the head.
Korsemann lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Korsemann tries to work over Shabazz's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Korsemann unloads a knee to the mid-section. Shabazz lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Knees to the body from Korsemann.
A nice left hand lands by Korsemann.
Korsemann blocks an uppercut.
Shabazz blocks an elbow strike from Korsemann.
Korsemann lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Shabazz lands with a short shot to the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Korsemann creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Korsemann blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Korsemann with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
Shabazz throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Korsemann blocks it with crossed arms.
Shabazz connects with a nasty looking knee right to Korsemann's face.
A hook to the body from Shabazz.
Shabazz tries for a takedown. No joy.
Shabazz gets through Korsemann's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Shabazz can't find room to land a body shot as Korsemann controls the action.
Korsemann just leaning against Shabazz, taking a breather. #T1#
Korsemann misses with some punches.
Shabazz with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Korsemann lands a hook that snaps the head of Shabazz backwards.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Korsemann.
Shabazz tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Korsemann trying to land knees to the body.
Korsemann using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Shabazz has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Shabazz lands a body shot in the clinch.
Korsemann is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Shabazz is defending well for now.
Shabazz pushes Korsemann back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Shabazz lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Korsemann landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
Shabazz looking for a takedown.
Shabazz tries to work over Korsemann's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Korsemann looking to stall.
Korsemann missing with knees to the body.
Shabazz lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Shabazz lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Korsemann lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Shabazz is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Korsemann pulls him back up using the underhooks.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Rahim Shabazz. That's going to take a lot out of him.#T2#
Korsemann prevents a body shot from Shabazz.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Shabazz.
Shabazz missing with knees to the body.
Korsemann lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Shabazz backwards.
Korsemann blocks an uppercut.
Korsemann lands an elbow just above Shabazz 's eye.
Shabazz pushes Korsemann back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Korsemann missing with knees to the body.
Korsemann struggles to land a body shot inside as Shabazz controls his hands.
Shabazz doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Korsemann tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Shabazz avoids it.
Korsemann trying to land knees to the body.
Korsemann missing with knees to the body.
Shabazz is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Korsemann looks winded!
Shabazz lands a shoulder strike.
Korsemann wants to stall.
Shabazz misses with a hook to the ribs.
Shabazz lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Shabazz pushes Korsemann back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Shabazz lands with a right to the head. #T3#
Korsemann swings wildly with an uppercut but Shabazz uses good head movement to avoid it.
Shabazz lands a hook to the side of the head.
Korsemann tries to land knees in the clinch but Shabazz avoids the damage to the body.
Shabazz lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Shabazz scores with a hook to the body.
Shabazz lands a nice uppercut.
Korsemann misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Shabazz.
Shabazz can't find room to land a body shot as Korsemann controls the action. #TD#
Shabazz tightens his grip and picks Korsemann up, before dumping him to the ground. Korsemann manages to land in guard.
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.#SUB#
Shabazz drops back for a leg here. A bit of a high risk move... He's looking for a kneebar by the looks of things. Now both of them are looking for submissions. Shabazz seems to have locked his on tight now - Korsemann screams in pain and taps out furiously! It certainly was a high risk move but it's paid off for Shabazz, as he picks up the win!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:50 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kneebar). Rahim Shabazz!
Rahim Shabazz retains his light heavyweight title!
Rahim Shabazz took to the microphone after his victory and thanked his sponsors, Brooklyn Apothecary for their support in the buildup to the fight.

 

Event: RRFC 53: Shabazz vs Himes     
Date:   Aug 29, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Shabazz wants to clinch
and Himes counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Shabazz misses with a double jab.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Himes! But no joy.
Shabazz pulls out of a head kick attempt.
A good leg kick by Himes.
Shabazz connects with a solid leg kick.
Himes misses with a looping right.
Shabazz moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Shabazz scores with a head kick. Himes tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.#CUT#It looks like Daniel Himes has been cut.
Shabazz takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.#CL#
Himes tries to keep at a distance but Shabazz has taken the fight into the clinch.
Himes takes a shot to the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Shabazz.
A nice left hand lands by Shabazz.
Himes's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Shabazz tries to work over Himes's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target. #T1#
Himes takes a shot to the head.
Shabazz throws a knee to the head but misses.
Shabazz lands a hook that snaps the head of Himes backwards.
Knees in the clinch landing for Shabazz.
Himes looks winded!
Shabazz makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Shabazz lands with a light punch inside.
Shabazz lands a nice uppercut.
Himes blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Shabazz pushes Himes back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Shabazz tries to throw a body punch but Himes avoids it by throwing Shabazz back against the cage.
Himes is trying to stall.
Himes is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Himes tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Himes tries to land a knee to the head but Shabazz blocks with his arms.
Shabazz scores with a shoulder strike.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Shabazz keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Himes's efforts to push away.
Himes with an attempt at a knee that misses. #T2#
Himes prevents a body shot from Shabazz.
Shabazz doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Himes is trying to stall.
Shabazz with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Shabazz has Himes pressed against the cage, preventing Himes from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Shabazz lands a body shot in the clinch.
Shabazz lands with a short shot to the head.
Himes blocks the elbow strike.
Shabazz lands a hook that snaps the head of Himes backwards.
Shabazz tries to throw a body punch but Himes avoids it by throwing Shabazz back against the cage.
Shabazz presses Himes against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Himes blocks the elbow strike.
Shabazz misses with a knee strike.
Shabazz lands a nice uppercut.
A nice left hand lands by Shabazz.
Shabazz blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Shabazz misses with a punch to the body.
Shabazz misses with a knee strike. #T3#
Shabazz lands a left hand.
Shabazz misses with a knee to the head.
Himes is looking to break free of the clinch but Shabazz has double underhooks.
Shabazz tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Himes's elbow.
Shabazz pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Shabazz landing knees to the head.
Himes tries a body shot but Shabazz blocks it.
Shabazz lands with a right to the head.
Shabazz managing to block the knees to the body from Himes.
Himes wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Shabazz has him pressed against the cage.
Shabazz lands a right hand that snaps the head of Himes backwards.
Shabazz lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Shabazz doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Shabazz tries to work over Himes's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Shabazz throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Himes blocks it with crossed arms.
Shabazz lands with a short shot to the head.
Shabazz blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Shabazz has a couple of punches blocked by Himes.
Shabazz lands a left hand that snaps the head of Himes backwards. #T4#
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Himes working hard to break the clinch.
A nice left hand lands by Shabazz.
Himes tries to land a knee to the head but Shabazz blocks with his arms.
Shabazz can't find room to land a body shot as Himes controls the action.
Shabazz lands a hook that snaps the head of Himes backwards.
Himes throws a knee to the head but misses.
Shabazz landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Shabazz lands a right hand that snaps the head of Himes backwards.
A nice right hand lands inside from Shabazz.
Himes is looking to break free of the clinch but Shabazz has double underhooks.
Shabazz missing with knees to the body.
Shabazz lands a right hand that snaps the head of Himes backwards.
Shabazz scores with a shot to the side of Himes's head.
Shabazz lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Himes backwards.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A nice right hand lands inside from Shabazz.
Shabazz connects with a nasty looking knee right to Himes's face.
Shabazz lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Shabazz presses Himes against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Shabazz lands a hook to the side of the head.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Rahim Shabazz dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Daniel Himes'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.#R2#
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
A solid leg kick lands there for Shabazz.
Shabazz throws a wild body kick that Himes sees coming a mile off.
As Shabazz backs off Himes throws a huge counter combo but Shabazz manages to avoid it all.
Shabazz bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Nice uppercut there from Shabazz.
Shabazz stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Himes on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Shabazz. Shabazz obviously looking to wear him down.
Shabazz batters Himes with a massive right followed by a huge left! Himes is out on his feet looking like a zombie as Shabazz lands a final crushing right hand to drop Himes to the mat with a gruesome thud! Shabazz is running around like a mad man after that fight and for good reason!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:32 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Rahim Shabazz!
Rahim Shabazz retains his light heavyweight title!
Rahim Shabazz made sure to mention his sponsor, Brooklyn Apothecary in his post fight interview.

 

Event: RRFC 49     
Date:   Aug 01, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jackson looks for a takedown but Shabazz sprawls well.
Shabazz throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Shabazz throws the left hand but Jackson avoids the punch easily.#TD2#
Jackson shoots in from a long way out. He's driving through with the takedown attempt and he eventually gets it, landing in Shabazz's guard.
Jackson wants to control from the top but Shabazz keeps moving.
Shabazz is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Shabazz manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Jackson manages to get himself to full guard. #REVR#
Shabazz content to stall in guard here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#T1#
Shabazz's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.
Jackson is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Jackson controls Shabazz momentarily but Shabazz frees himself.
Shabazz stays in close to Jackson's body and controls the position. #T2#
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.#SUB2#
Shabazz avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Shabazz chips away with some ground and pound.
Shabazz won't allow Jackson to sweep him here.
Shabazz sitting in guard here, content to control.
Shabazz continues to stall.#REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Shabazz.
Shabazz throws a big shot that misses.
Nice sprawl there from Shabazz as Jackson shoots in.
Jackson shoots in and drives through. Shabazz sprawls well.
Shabazz is looking light on his feet compared to last time was saw him fight.
Rahim Shabazz has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jordan Jackson.
Jackson looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.#T3#
Shabazz throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Jackson throws a good cross that connects.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Jackson blocks a head kick by Shabazz.
Shabazz misses with a hook. Jackson ducked under it nicely.
Shabazz throws a hook but Jackson blocks it.
Shabazz stuffs the takedown attempt from Jackson. Jackson gets slowly back to his feet.
Jackson shoots in for a double leg but Shabazz sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Shabazz throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Jackson's head.
Shabazz on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Jackson is defended easily by Shabazz.
Jackson uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Shabazz.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Jackson displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Shabazz throws out the jab.
Shabazz takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Rahim Shabazz is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Jackson gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Shabazz.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Shabazz tries to score with a low kick but Jackson moves his leg out of the way.
Shabazz throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Jackson counters with a straight right hand.#T4#
Shabazz swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Shabazz turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Jackson has a takedown stuffed.
Shabazz scores with a jab to the head.
Shabazz misses with a lunging right hand #TD2#
and Jackson counters with a takedown into side control.
Shabazz tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Jackson wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control. #SUB2#
Jackson swings around for an armbar but Shabazz sees it coming a mile off and turns beautifully into Jackson's guard.
Shabazz is stalling in the full guard.
Jackson is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Rahim Shabazz dominated that round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.#R2#
Jackson blocks a head kick by Shabazz.
Shabazz keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot. #KD#
Shabazz lands a left and a right that send Jackson crashing to the mat, dazed. Shabazz thinks about following him to the mat but decides to wave him back up to his feet!#KD#
Shabazz drops Jackson with a hook right on the temple. He thinks about going to the ground but Jackson looks back up at him and smiles so Shabazz waves him back to his feet - he obviously thinks he can knock him out after that shot landed. #ROC#Jackson is rocked!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Shabazz steps in with a hook that catches Jackson right on the chin and knocks him to the floor! Shabazz follows him down with more strikes and that's all she wrote! Jackson looks absolutely devastated.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:18 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Rahim Shabazz!
Rahim Shabazz retains his light heavyweight title!
Rahim Shabazz decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.

 

Event: RRFC 42: The Kings     
Date:   Jun 13, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jones tries for a takedown but Shabazz sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Jones throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Jones shoots in but Shabazz avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Jones takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Shabazz throws a hook but Jones blocks it.
Jones throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Jones blocks a head kick by Shabazz.
Rahim Shabazz seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Shabazz pulls out of a head kick attempt.
A jab from Shabazz misses.
Jones scores with a hook.
Shabazz connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.#CUT#It looks like Bubba Jones has been cut.
Jones throws an overhand right that lands on Shabazz's shoulder, as Shabazz tries to avoid the shot.
It looked like Shabazz was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Jones swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A looping hook to the body misses from Jones. Shabazz does a little dance to reset his feet.
Jones looks to score with a jab to the body but Shabazz is just out of range.
The fighters circle, before Shabazz throws a beautiful high kick that crashes into Jones's neck, sending him stumbling to the floor! Shabazz lands more strikes and forces a referee stoppage! That one ended in an instant!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:54 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Kick & Punches). Rahim Shabazz!
Rahim Shabazz retains his light heavyweight title!
A victorious Rahim Shabazz thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.

 

Event: RRFC 37: Dungey vs Shabazz II     
Date:   May 02, 2020
#R1#
A punch lands to the side of Shabazz 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Dungey ducks under a wild hook from Shabazz.#KD#
Dungey drops Shabazz with a beautiful combination! Shabazz stares up at his opponent, who ushers him back to his feet - Dungey is looking for the KO!
Dungey misses with a series of wild punches. #CL#
Dungey rushes Shabazz and presses him up against the cage.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Dungey lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Shabazz misses with a body punch.
Dungey misses with an elbow over the top.
Shabazz scores with a shoulder strike.
Dungey stalling the fight.
Dungey misses with a short punch on the inside.
Dungey can't break the clinch.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Dungey.
Dungey has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Shabazz misses with some punches.
Shabazz lands a hook to the side of the head.#BC#
Dungey escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
A shot to the liver by Shabazz. Beautiful body shot.
Shabazz tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Dungey slips under a jab from Shabazz.#T1#
Shabazz motions for Dungey to come forward. Shabazz throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Dungey misses with a low kick. #CL#
Dungey has closed the distance and engaged Shabazz in a clinch.
Shabazz struggles to land a body shot inside as Dungey controls his hands.
Shabazz lands an uppercut.
Dungey pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Shabazz tries to throw a body punch but Dungey avoids it by throwing Shabazz back against the cage.
Shabazz throws a head punch that misses.
Dungey avoiding damage as Shabazz throws knees to the body.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Shabazz.
Dungey pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Shabazz.
Dungey fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Dungey.
Shabazz keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Dungey's efforts to push away.
Shabazz is working Dungey over against the cage.
Knees to the body from Shabazz.
Dungey is breathing heavily.
Nice body punch from Shabazz - that landed with a thud.
A short uppercut from Shabazz. #T2#
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A short left from Shabazz.
Shabazz presses Dungey against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Shabazz struggles to land a body shot inside as Dungey controls his hands.
Shabazz has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Dungey seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Shabazz can turn it around.
Shabazz lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Dungey backwards.
Dungey on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Dungey throws a punch but it's blocked by Shabazz.
Dungey blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Shabazz obliges.
Shabazz lands a hook to the side of the head.
Dungey prevents a body shot from Shabazz.
Shabazz working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Shabazz lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Shabazz struggles to land a body shot inside as Dungey controls his hands.
Shabazz lands a shoulder strike.
Shabazz tries to work over Dungey's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Shabazz.
Shabazz blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Dungey has a couple of punches blocked by Shabazz.
Shabazz blocks the elbow strike.
Shabazz swings away with an uppercut that misses. #T3#
Shabazz lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Dungey lands with a short shot to the head.
Shabazz lands a right hand.
Dungey tries a knee to the head but Shabazz blocks it.
A right hook to the body lands for Shabazz.
Shabazz makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.#ROC2#
Dungey is rocked!
Shabazz has the Thai clinch. He lands a big knee to the head that stumbles Dungey - he's in trouble! Another big knee to the head from Shabazz, and another! Dungey is out on his feet - the ref jumps in to save him and ends the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:27 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Knees). Rahim Shabazz!
Rahim Shabazz is the new light heavyweight champion!
Rahim Shabazz made sure to mention his sponsor, Iron Wolf Discount Supplements (Q159/$100, Laundry in his post fight interview.

 

Event: RRFC 34: Shabazz vs Dungey     
Date:   Apr 04, 2020
#R1#
Dungey uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Shabazz.
Dungey lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Shabazz falls off balance throwing a combination
and Dungey counters with a nice leg kick.
Dungey shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Shabazz eats them both and turns towards Dungey to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Shabazz lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Dungey with a nice cross.
Shabazz throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd. #TD#
Shabazz drives through with a takedown into Dungey's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Shabazz wants to control from the top but Dungey keeps moving.
Dungey wants to stand but Shabazz is controlling the position.
Dungey is using up a lot of energy trying to get back to his feet. Perhaps he should improve his position first.
Shabazz showing good wrestling skills to control the position. #T1#
Shabazz trying to control the position from guard on top but Dungey is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #SUB#
Shabazz is holding a leg here, probably looking for an ankle lock - he drops back and goes for it! Dungey is in trouble! Is it all over??? No! Dungey has escaped and now he's on top! #REVB#
Dungey preventing the sweep.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#SU2#
Dungey gets to his feet - Shabazz follows without any prompting.
Nice straight punches there by Dungey. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Dungey.#T2#
Dungey takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Dungey looks to throw the jab but Shabazz is out of range.
Shabazz scores with a shot to the body.
Shabazz misses with a hook.
Dungey feints and then cracks Shabazz's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Shabazz down.
A jab lands there for Dungey.
Shabazz fails in his attempt to clinch.
Dungey connects with a leg kick. Shabazz looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Shabazz scores with a leg kick.
Shabazz misses with a hook to the body
and Shabazz takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Shabazz, as that shot connected. #CUT#
It looks like Eric Dungey has been cut.#CL#
Shabazz moves into the clinch.
I was talking to Shabazz's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Shabazz blocks the elbow strike.
Shabazz scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Shabazz goes for a body shot but it's blocked. #T3#
Knees to the body from Shabazz. #BC2#
Dungey breaks the clinch.
Shabazz scores with a nice head shot.
Shabazz throws a head kick that misses
and Dungey cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Dungey turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.#TD#
Shabazz gets a double leg takedown into Dungey's guard.
Shabazz stays in close to Dungey's body and controls the position.
Dungey keeping moving, preventing Shabazz from controlling successfully.
Shabazz slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up. #SUB#
Shabazz is holding a leg here, probably looking for an ankle lock - he drops back and goes for it! Dungey is in trouble! Is it all over??? No! Dungey has escaped and now he's on top! #REVB##T4#
Shabazz wants to sweep but no luck.
Shabazz controlling Dungey's posture.
Shabazz wants to improve his position but instead Dungey has moved into half guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Shabazz is looking to improve his position.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Eric Dungey will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Eric Dungey's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R2#
Shabazz tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Dungey was well out of range. Poor timing from Shabazz.
Dungey thumps Shabazz with a low kick.
Dungey displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Shabazz misses with a hook.
Dungey on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Shabazz. Shabazz obviously looking to wear him down.
Dungey tries to move into range but Shabazz moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Shabazz tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Dungey manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Shabazz throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
The fight stays on the outside here - Shabazz looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dungey throws a series of punches but Shabazz moves out of range.
Dungey ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Dungey takes a jab right on the kisser.
Dungey ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A big right from Shabazz misses. #T1#
Dungey avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Nice straight punches there by Shabazz. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Shabazz.#TD#
Shabazz closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Shabazz lands in his opponent's guard.#ROC#
Dungey is rocked!
Rahim Shabazz overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Dungey has momentary wrist control but Shabazz slips an elbow through the middle.
Dungey is still in real trouble! Can Shabazz finish him?
Shabazz working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Dungey's head.
Shabazz wants to control from the top but Dungey keeps moving. #SUB#
Shabazz is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.
Shabazz throws a big elbow that misses.
Shabazz working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Shabazz postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Shabazz with a flurry of punches that miss.
Dungey working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Shabazz.
Shabazz throwing strikes from guard but Dungey blocks nicely. #SUB#
Shabazz postures up as if he's going to throw some strikes but drops back for an ankle! Dungey is in big trouble! He looks ready to tap! But no, he's escaped and dives on top of Shabazz, into his guard. #REVB#
Shabazz lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.#REVR#
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Shabazz accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand. #SUB#
Shabazz is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.
Shabazz trying to control the position from guard on top but Dungey is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Dungey seems to have recovered his senses.
Shabazz is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Dungey is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.#T2#
Shabazz is really struggling to control Dungey but he's trying to hold on to the position.
Shabazz in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Dungey keeping moving, preventing Shabazz from controlling successfully. #SUB#
Shabazz drops back for a leg but he's not going to get it - he lets go and Dungey dives on top into guard.#REVB##SUB#
Shabazz is looking for a triangle but Dungey pushes his legs off easily.
Dungey trying to stand up but can't free himself from Shabazz's guard.#T3#
Shabazz tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Dungey postures up.
Shabazz looking to hit a scissor sweep but Dungey is one step ahead there.
Shabazz is controlling Dungey's posture.#T4#
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.#SUB#
Shabazz escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Dungey gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Dungey stopping the sweep attempt from Shabazz.#SUB#
Shabazz working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Dungey has passed into half guard!
Shabazz is looking for a sweep. Dungey is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Shabazz wants to get back to full guard but Dungey has mounted him!
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Rahim Shabazz dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Eric Dungey's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.
#R3##TD#
Shabazz shoots in and gets a takedown into Dungey's guard.
Shabazz trying to control the position from guard on top but Dungey is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Dungey working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Shabazz.
Shabazz controls from within his opponent's guard.
Shabazz trying to control but Dungey is working from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shabazz throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Dungey works some decent striking defense from the bottom. #T1##SUB#
Shabazz has gone for a leg lock! Dungey slips out almost immediately though and dives into Shabazz's guard.#REVB#
Shabazz wants to sweep here but Dungey controlling him for the moment.
Shabazz is working hard here to advance position.#SUB#
Shabazz looking for subs off his back but Dungey has passed one foot through into half guard.
Shabazz is looking to control Dungey's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Shabazz avoid being mounted?#T2##SUB#
Shabazz looking to force a kimura from the bottom here. He's concentrating on that move too much though and Dungey pushes past his half guard into mount!
Shabazz is in all sorts of trouble here.
Shabazz looking to escape from mount but he's given up his back!
Dungey keeps control of the position as Shabazz tries to break free.
Dungey not allowing Shabazz to control his hands.
Shabazz can't escape the position. #T3#
Shabazz just trying to survive but Dungey is wriggling into a better position, looking to finish.
Shabazz prevents his opponent from getting back to his feet.
Shabazz is trying to break free.
Dungey biding his time, looking for the opening. #T4#
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Shabazz wants to escape the position.
Dungey just keeping the dominant position. He can't wait too long though, otherwise the referee will stand them back up.
Shabazz rolls, trying to escape but Dungey keeps control of the position.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Shabazz trying to control the hands but Dungey breaks the grip.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Eric Dungey really dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Eric Dungey's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.
#R4#
A nice inside leg kick there by Dungey. That's going to slow Shabazz down.
Shabazz misses with an uppercut
and Dungey counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Shabazz tries to clinch
and Dungey counters with a stiff right hand.
Dungey scoring well with a low kick there.
Shabazz misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Dungey moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Shabazz throws a lazy uppercut
and Dungey counters with an outside leg kick. #TD#
Shabazz darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.
Dungey is trying to stand up here but Shabazz is controlling him well.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.#T1#
Shabazz passes to side control. #SUB#
Shabazz tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Shabazz is trying to ground and pound but Dungey uses the momentary lack of control by Shabazz to regain half guard. #SUB#
Shabazz is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Dungey doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Shabazz. #T2#
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.#SUB#
Shabazz is trying a forearm chokeÖ I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Dungey blocking the ground and pound attempt from Shabazz. #SUB#
Shabazz seems to be working for a kimura but Dungey defends the submission attempt.#SUB#
Shabazz wants to work for an arm triangle but Dungey is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt. #T3#
Shabazz trying to control the action but Dungey is working from the bottom.
Dungey felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.
Shabazz landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent. #SUB#
Shabazz is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Dungey defends it well. #SUB#
Shabazz is looking for a kimura here.
Dungey keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound. #T4#
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Shabazz wants to pass to mount but Dungey is defending the position. #SUB#
Shabazz is looking for a kimura. It's pretty deep but Dungey still has the half guard so he's probably OK. Oh, Dungey has exploded into a beautiful escape there and after a quick scramble, he's ended up in side control on top! Nice work!
Shabazz is looking to reverse the position.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Eric Dungey dominated that fourth round.
The cut man is working on Eric Dungey's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. This is the final round!
#R5#
Shabazz misses with a looping left.
Shabazz fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.#CL#
Shabazz gets a clinch.
A nice right hand lands inside from Dungey.
Shabazz misses with some punches.
Dungey stalling.
A short right from Dungey.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Shabazz.
Dungey lands a damaging elbow.
Dungey has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Shabazz struggles to land a body shot inside as Dungey controls his hands.
Shabazz tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Shabazz doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dungey misses with the head strike.
Dungey has a couple of punches blocked by Shabazz.
Dungey creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Still in the clinch, Dungey scores with a nice short uppercut.
Shabazz can't find room to land a body shot as Dungey controls the action.
Shabazz misses with a hook from the clinch. #T1#
Shabazz has a couple of punches blocked by Dungey.
Shabazz lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Shabazz tries to work over Dungey's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Shabazz blocking some punches.
Dungey lands a hook that snaps the head of Shabazz backwards.
Shabazz doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Shabazz misses with a hook from the clinch. #BC2#
Dungey pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.#CL#
Shabazz clinches up against the cage.
Dungey tries to break free but Shabazz pushes him back against the cage.
Shabazz works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Shabazz lands with a left to the head.
Shabazz lands with a short head shot on the inside. #TD#
Shabazz lands a nice trip takedown into half 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!
Dungey is staying active underneath Shabazz, who seems content to just control the action from this position. #SUB#
Shabazz is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Dungey defends it well.
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.#SUB#
Shabazz wants to work for an arm triangle but Dungey is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Eric Dungey is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.#T2#
Dungey is trying to stand back up but Shabazz is controlling him
Shabazz throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Rahim Shabazz has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#SUB#
Shabazz 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. #SUB#
Shabazz 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. #T3#
Shabazz is looking to advance position but Dungey won't allow it.
Shabazz trying to control from half guard but Dungey is working away. #REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.#T4#
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Dungey throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Shabazz walks into a jab.
Dungey cracks Shabazz with an open hand slap.
Shabazz cracks Dungey with an open hand slap.
Shabazz is looking to clinch. #KD#
Shabazz drops Dungey with a nice combination! Shabazz dives into Dungey's guard, looking to finish!
Shabazz trying to control but Dungey is working from the bottom.
Dungey working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Shabazz.
Shabazz throws a big elbow that misses.
Shabazz throws a strike but Dungey rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top. #REVB#

And that's the end of the fight!
Rahim Shabazz showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Dungey has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Alan Glass scores the fight 47:48
Judge Daniel Franklin scores the fight 47:48
Judge George Francis scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Eric Dungey!

Eric Dungey is the new light heavyweight champion!

 

Event: RRFC 29: Shabazz vs Kholin     
Date:   Feb 22, 2020
#R1#
Shabazz dips to his left and cracks Kholin with an uppercut!
Kholin misses with a jab, cross combination.
Kholin bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Shabazz jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Shabazz throws a hook but Kholin blocks it.
Shabazz throws a nice looking combination but Kholin bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Shabazz misses with the combination.
Kholin throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Shabazz.
Some wild striking there from Kholin.
Kholin scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Shabazz tries to clinch but Kholin is having none of it.
Kholin lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Kholin.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Shabazz connects with a right hand. Kholin shakes it off.
Shabazz tries to land a front kick but Kholin steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Kholin is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Shabazz takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Shabazz tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kholin was well out of range. Poor timing from Shabazz.
A combination from Kholin does no damage. #T1#
Shabazz tests Kholin's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Kholin scores with a jab.
Shabazz jabs Kholin right on the nose. Kholin blinks but takes it well.
Shabazz lands with a good body shot.
Shabazz tries to clinch but Kholin is having none of it.
Shabazz connects with a nice looking jab.
Shabazz shoots in for a double leg but Kholin sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Kholin is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Kholin misses with a series of wild punches.
Shabazz throwing a counter right hand but Kholin manages to avoid it.
Shabazz dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Kholin misses with a wild body shot.
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!
Shabazz loads up on a big right hand but Kholin slips the punch.
Shabazz looks to score with a jab to the body but Kholin is just out of range.
Kholin connects with a single shot there.#T2#
Kholin moves out of range as Shabazz strikes.
Kholin's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Kholin duly obliges.
Kholin throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Shabazz loads up on a big right hand but Kholin slips the punch.
Shabazz swinging wildly here.
Kholin throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Kholin lands a jab-cross combination.
Kholin fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Kholin misses with a two punch combination.
Kholin avoids the body shot from Shabazz.
Shabazz cracks a nice hook into Kholin's ribs.
Shabazz swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Kholin counters with a three punch combo that has Shabazz backing up. Shabazz nods at Kholin to acknowledge the strikes.
Kholin throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Kholin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Shabazz looks to land a right hand but Kholin moved out of range.#T3#
Shabazz tries to clinch up but Kholin circles away and keeps his distance.
Shabazz throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Kholin avoids a punch combination nicely.
Rahim Shabazz seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kholin tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
A left and a right from Kholin both land. Nice combination.
Shabazz jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Kholin tries to clinch but Shabazz moves out of range.
Shabazz fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kholin manages to avoid it.
Shabazz throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Shabazz takes a swing at Kholin's ribcage but misses.
Kholin throws a counter combo.
Shabazz tries a head kick but it misses.
Kholin throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Kholin throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Shabazz.
Shabazz lands a lovely overhand right.
Kholin stuffs the takedown attempt from Shabazz. Shabazz gets slowly back to his feet.
Kholin is working the combinations to good effect here.#T4#
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kholin digs a good hook to Shabazz's body.
Shabazz throws a push kick but Kholin slaps the foot to one side.
Shabazz throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Kholin on the side of the head.
A punch combination from Kholin misses.
Shabazz scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Shabazz showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Kholin.
Kholin throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Shabazz.
Shabazz loads up on a big right hand but Kholin slips the punch.
Shabazz swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Shabazz moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Shabazz lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kholin throws a series of punches but Shabazz avoids them all with ease.
Shabazz throws out a loose jab but Kholin uses good head movement to avoid it. #TD#
Shabazz closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#SUB#
Shabazz working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Rahim Shabazz will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.
#R2##TD#
Kholin gets caught napping as Shabazz dives in and scores a takedown. Kholin manages to retain guard.#SUB#
Shabazz has gone for a leg lock! Kholin slips out almost immediately though and dives into Shabazz's guard.#REVB#
Kholin wants to pass the guard but Shabazz is keeping the position.
Kholin in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kholin keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Shabazz's head.
Kholin working some strikes from top position.
Shabazz wants to sweep but no luck.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Kholin is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact. #SUB#
Kholin throws a sloppy strike and Shabazz has hooked up an armbar on the loose arm! He's turned and extended fully! Kholin is forced to tap! Great BJJ from Shabazz!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:59 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Rahim Shabazz!
Rahim Shabazz retains his light heavyweight title!
Rahim Shabazz gave a mention to Iron Wolf Discount Supplements (Q159/$200, Laundry in his post fight interview. That will please them (and hopefully generate some sales).
Dalinar Kholin spoke after the fight, saying 'I'm sorry to let down the fans, but I will come back better than before! '.

 

Event: RRFC 27: Dilbrandt vs De Lima     
Date:   Feb 01, 2020
#R1#
Wyte lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.#CL#
Shabazz closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
A short left from Shabazz.
Shabazz keeps control of Wyte as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
A shot in the inside from Shabazz.
Shabazz keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Wyte's efforts to push away.
Shabazz has Wyte pressed against the cage, preventing Wyte from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Wyte has had enough of the clinch but Shabazz keeps him there for the moment.
Shabazz lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage. #CUT#
It looks like Daana Wyte has been cut.
Shabazz landing knees to the head.
Shabazz lands with a short head shot on the inside. #TD#
Shabazz has Wyte pressed up against the cage. He's trying to work for a single leg takedown. Shabazz pulls back from the cage and twists to the side, sending Wyte tumbling to the mat - Shabazz dives into Wyte's guard.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Shabazz throwing strikes from guard but Wyte blocks nicely.
Shabazz won't allow Wyte to get back to his feet.
Wyte really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Shabazz. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Shabazz accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Shabazz slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.
Shabazz wants to control from the top but Wyte keeps moving. #T1#
Wyte wants to stand but Shabazz is controlling the position.
Shabazz wants to control from the top but Wyte keeps moving.
Shabazz is looking to work some ground and pound but Wyte has wrist control.
Wyte preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Shabazz slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up. #ES2#
Wyte wriggles free and stands up.
Wyte throws a body punch but Shabazz moves out of range. #CL#
Shabazz clinches up against the cage.
Nice body punch from Shabazz.
Wyte has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Shabazz lands a good knee to the midsection. Wyte won't want to take too many of those.
Wyte looks winded!
Shabazz lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Wyte or not.
Shabazz scores with a knee to the head.
Shabazz is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.#T2#
Shabazz connects with a knee to the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Shabazz lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Wyte looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Wyte takes a knee to the side of the body.
Shabazz connects with a nasty looking knee right to Wyte's face.
A short right from Shabazz.
Shabazz landing knees to the head.
Shabazz lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Wyte or not.
Shabazz lands a hook that snaps the head of Wyte backwards.
Shabazz scores a nice knee to the body. #TD#
Shabazz is trying to trip Wyte. He has hold of a leg but Wyte is hopping around, keeping his balance for the moment. Shabazz persists though and gets the takedown into guard.
Shabazz is in close to Wyte's body, working some short punches and elbows.#SUB#
Shabazz drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Shabazz jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Shabazz content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Wyte being controlled here, momentarily.
Shabazz with a flurry of punches that miss. #T3##SUB#
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Shabazz drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Shabazz jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Shabazz won't allow Wyte to get back to his feet. #SUB#
Shabazz thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Shabazz is working Wyte over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Shabazz has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Shabazz showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Shabazz with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Shabazz prevents Wyte from getting back to his feet.
Wyte can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Shabazz controls the pace.#SUB#
Shabazz drops back looking for a leg! Wyte is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Wyte manages to kick Shabazz off! Shabazz jumps back into Wyte's guard.
Wyte keeping moving, preventing Shabazz from controlling successfully. #T4#
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Shabazz is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Shabazz makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Shabazz scoring with some ground and pound.
Wyte is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Shabazz is controlling him.
Shabazz trying to control the position from guard on top but Wyte is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Wyte is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Shabazz is controlling him.
Shabazz is stalling in the full guard.
Shabazz trying to control but Wyte is working from the bottom.
Shabazz sitting in guard here, content to control.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Rahim Shabazz dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Daana Wyte's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.
#R2#
Wyte throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Wyte misses the jab.
Wyte has tried to improve his agility in the runup to this fight.
A big right from Wyte misses.
Shabazz throws a sloppy head kick and Wyte moves out of range easily.
Wyte doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Daana Wyte is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
A swing and a miss from Wyte.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Wyte fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Wyte connects with a right hand. Shabazz shakes it off.
Wyte throws a right and a left that both miss.
Shabazz looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Wyte tests Shabazz's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Shabazz throws a head kick that looked like it stung. #CL#
Shabazz clinches.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Shabazz lands with a left to the head.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Shabazz. #CUT#
That has opened up Daana Wyte's cut even more.#TD#
Shabazz pulls guard effortlessly. #T1#
Wyte trying to stand up but can't free himself from Shabazz's guard.
Shabazz pulls Wyte in close to prevent any damage.
Wyte tries to stand but Shabazz is controlling from the bottom.
Wyte preventing the sweep.
Wyte wanted to stand there but Shabazz had control of the position.
Shabazz is controlling Wyte's posture.#SUB#
Shabazz has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Wyte can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself. #T2#
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.
Shabazz seems keen to control Wyte's posture.
Wyte wants to stand but Shabazz has a closed guard, so he can't escape.
Shabazz wants to sweep but no luck.
Wyte is looking to stand up but Shabazz won't let him.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Shabazz lands a good elbow from the bottom.
Shabazz controlling Wyte's posture.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Shabazz is on top in guard. #REVR#
Rahim Shabazz overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Shabazz postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Shabazz trying to control but Wyte is working from the bottom.
Shabazz with a nice head shot there.#T3#
Wyte is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Shabazz lands a couple of elbows.
Shabazz controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Shabazz stops Wyte from standing up.
Wyte being controlled here, momentarily.
Wyte wants to stand up but Shabazz is controlling him. #SUB#
Shabazz thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Wyte wants to stand up but Shabazz is controlling him.
Shabazz scoring with punches to the head and body.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Wyte can do anything to dispel that myth.#T4#
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Shabazz content to stall in guard here.
Shabazz scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Shabazz stops Wyte from standing up.
Shabazz is stalling in the full guard.
Wyte wants to stand and escape but Shabazz is having none of it.
Shabazz working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Shabazz working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Shabazz chips away with some ground and pound.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Wyte is looking to stand up but Shabazz isn't so interested in that idea.
Shabazz postures up in Wyte's guard and throws a big left but Wyte blocks it.
Shabazz controls the pace of the fight for a moment.#SUB#
Shabazz is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Rahim Shabazz dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Daana Wyte's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.
#R3#
Shabazz fails to land the takedown.
Shabazz ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Shabazz tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Wyte walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
A combination from Wyte does no damage.
Shabazz takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Good standup being displayed there by Shabazz as he connects with a hook.#ROC#
Wyte is rocked!#CUT#
The cut above Daana Wyte's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Shabazz misses with a looping left.
A big right from Wyte misses.
Shabazz lands a really nice looking cross but Wyte seems unphased.
Wyte is still on wobbly legs! Can Shabazz finish him?
Wyte scores with a jab to the body.
Wyte swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Horrible takedown attempt by Shabazz or perhaps it was just good defense by Wyte, which made it look bad.
Wyte lands a jab to the nose.
Wyte seems to have recovered his senses.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Wyte misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Shabazz. #T1#
Wyte throws a lazy uppercut
and Shabazz counters with a stiff jab, followed by a cross and an uppercut! That's too much punishment for Wyte to take - he tumbles to the canvas, blood pouring from his nose, barely conscious. That's the end of the fight! Great knockout by Shabazz!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:09 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Rahim Shabazz!
Rahim Shabazz retains his light heavyweight title!
Rahim Shabazz decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.
Daana Wyte spoke after the fight, saying 'I am sad for this loss. The important thing is that I don't reach for the alcohol bottle now and most importantly..God is good. Epstein DID kill himself, twice!'.

 

Event: RRFC 24: Sir vs Silva     
Date:   Jan 11, 2020
#R1#
Shabazz uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Fitch.
Fitch throws an off balance right hand
and Fitch takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles. #CUT#
It looks like Trevor Fitch has been cut.
Fitch throws a lazy right hand but Shabazz sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Fitch takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Trevor Fitch seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Fitch misses with a takedown attempt - Shabazz sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Shabazz has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Five Round Fight Club NY (50 max) in the buildup to the fight.
Shabazz darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Fitch throws a looping overhand right but Shabazz ducks down to avoid it.
Good shot there by Shabazz.
Shabazz throws a series of punches but Fitch moves out of range. #TD2#
Fitch shoots in and bounces Shabazz off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.
Shabazz is wriggling around but Fitch manages to pass to half guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.#REVR#
Shabazz has his hands clasped together around Fitch's back. He's all about the action.#T1#
Fitch prevents Shabazz from improving his position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#SUB2#
Fitch is actively looking for submissions here but good counter grappling here from Shabazz as he works his way to full guard.
Shabazz is pulling down on Fitch's head to control his posture. #T2#
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Shabazz tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Fitch trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Fitch stopping the sweep attempt from Shabazz.
Shabazz controlling Fitch's posture.
Fitch looking to sit in guard and control but Shabazz gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top. #REVR##T3#
Shabazz 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.
Shabazz has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
Shabazz's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.#REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.#T4#
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Fitch misses with a body shot.
Shabazz misses with a few strikes there.
Fitch throws the left hand but Shabazz avoids the punch easily.#KD#
Shabazz drops Fitch with a right and a left! Shabazz comes rushing in but Fitch regains his composure and manages to keep Shabazz in guard. #CUT#
That has opened up Trevor Fitch's cut even more.#SUB2#
Fitch looking for a guillotine here but Shabazz defends easily.
Fitch looks winded!
Shabazz controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Rahim Shabazz dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Trevor Fitch's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!
#R2#
Fitch throws an off balance right hand
and Shabazz counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.#KD#
Shabazz moves into range and throws a big uppercut. OH! Fitch goes down! Can Shabazz finish him!?#ROC#
Fitch is rocked!#CUT#
The cut above Trevor Fitch's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Shabazz content to stall in guard here.
Fitch is still in real trouble! Can Shabazz finish him?
Fitch seems to have recovered his senses.
Shabazz is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Fitch can do to turn this around?
Shabazz continues to stall.#T1#
More hug and hope from Shabazz.
We may be looking at a referee standup if the pace doesn't pick up soon.#REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.#KD#
Shabazz cracks Fitch with a big right hand and Fitch goes down!
Shabazz not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up. #SUB2#
Fitch has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Shabazz can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself. #T2#
Shabazz 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. #T3#
This is a sustained period of stalling by Shabazz.#REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Fitch shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Shabazz defends it nicely.
Fitch showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Shabazz.
Fitch takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders. #CUT#
Trevor Fitch's cut is absolute horrible now. This looks like something out of a horror film with blood covering both fighters.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:41 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Rahim Shabazz!
Rahim Shabazz retains his light heavyweight title!
Rahim Shabazz was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.

 

Event: RRFC 20: Monto vs Nadir     
Date:   Dec 14, 2019
#R1#
Borcea walks into a stiff left hand from Shabazz.
Shabazz throws a leg kick but Borcea sees it coming and moves out of range.
Borcea misses the jab.#CL#
Borcea closes the distance and clinches.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Shabazz has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Shabazz with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Borcea lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A right handed body shot lands from Borcea.
Shabazz has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Borcea avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Shabazz scores with a shoulder strike.
Shabazz can't find room to land a body shot as Borcea controls the action.
Shabazz misses with a punch to the body.
Shabazz lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Borcea backwards. #TD2#
Shabazz has double underhooks and is working for a body lock takedown. He's got it. The fighters land in half guard but Borcea regains guard immediately.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Borcea keeping full guard, as Shabazz tries to pass.
Borcea is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far. #T1#
Shabazz advances position into side control!#SUB2#
Shabazz has worked his way into a potential kimura here. Borcea is trying to get out of the position but his squirming has just got him deeper into trouble. Shabazz yanks on the arm and Borcea is forced to tap due to a very painful looking submission! Nice work by Shabazz.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:28 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Rahim Shabazz!
Rahim Shabazz is the new light heavyweight champion!
Our winner, Rahim Shabazz, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.

 

Event: RRFC Kickboxing     
Date:   Nov 15, 2019
#R1##CL#
Shabazz moves into the clinch.
Nice body punch from Shabazz - that landed with a thud.
Shabazz working aggressively here.
Shabazz misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Shabazz pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the ropes.
Shabazz misses with a body punch.
Shabazz misses with a hook from the clinch.
Taiwo blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Shabazz tries a knee to the head but Taiwo blocks it.
Shabazz misses with a punch on the inside.
Shabazz misses with some punches.
Shabazz misses with the head strike.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Shabazz.
Shabazz misses with a knee strike.
Shabazz looking to throw knees to the head but Taiwo is blocking nicely.
Shabazz tries to land a knee to the head but Taiwo blocks with his arms.
Shabazz misses with a hook to the ribs. #T1#
Shabazz misses with a punch on the inside.
Taiwo looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Shabazz using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Taiwo has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Shabazz misses with the head strike.
Shabazz lands a hook to the side of the head.
Shabazz with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Our sources have told us that Shabazz has been working on his knees in the buildup to the fight.
Shabazz misses with a body punch.
Shabazz tries to throw a body punch but Taiwo avoids it by throwing Shabazz back against the ropes.
Shabazz fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Shabazz misses with some punches.
Shabazz is leaning against Taiwo and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Shabazz misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Shabazz swings wildly with an uppercut but Taiwo uses good head movement to avoid it.
Shabazz misses with a knee to the head. #T2#
Shabazz misses with a short punch on the inside.
Taiwo avoiding damage as Shabazz throws knees to the body.
Shabazz has a couple of punches blocked by Taiwo.
Taiwo takes a shot to the head.
Shabazz working aggressively here.
Taiwo wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Shabazz misses with a hook to the ribs.
Shabazz throws a head punch that misses.
Shabazz lands an uppercut.
Shabazz looking to throw knees to the head but Taiwo is blocking nicely.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Shabazz is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Taiwo has had enough of the clinch but Shabazz keeps him there for the moment.
Shabazz misses with a knee to the head.
Shabazz with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
Shabazz is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Taiwo is defending well for now.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Rahim Shabazz dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.
#R2#
Shabazz loads up on a big right hand but Taiwo slips the punch.
Shabazz misses with a head kick.
Taiwo misses with the combination.
Taiwo avoids the head kick by Shabazz.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Shabazz.
Shabazz avoids the head kick by Taiwo.
Shabazz misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Taiwo fails to land with a series of punches. #CL#
Shabazz closes the distance and clinches.
Shabazz using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Taiwo has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Taiwo takes a shot to the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shabazz gets through Taiwo's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Shabazz lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Shabazz with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Shabazz misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Taiwo. #T1#
Taiwo on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Shabazz tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Shabazz lands a left hand that snaps the head of Taiwo backwards.
Rahim Shabazz has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Shabazz misses with a knee strike.
Shabazz swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Shabazz misses with a punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Taiwo.
Taiwo on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Shabazz misses with some punches.
Shabazz goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Shabazz tries a knee to the head but Taiwo blocks it.
Shabazz tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Shabazz lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Taiwo wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.#T2#
Taiwo wants to break free but Shabazz has control.
Shabazz is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Taiwo can do to turn this around?
Shabazz misses with a short punch on the inside.
Shabazz misses with a hook to the ribs.
Shabazz lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Shabazz unloads a knee to the mid-section. Taiwo lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Shabazz tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Shabazz misses with a body punch.
Taiwo blocking some punches.
Shabazz lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Taiwo blocks a body shot from Shabazz.
Shabazz with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Shabazz goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Shabazz tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Taiwo blocks a punch to the side of the head.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Rahim Shabazz dominated that second round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.
#R3#
A slow jab from Shabazz misses its intended target.
Samuel Taiwo is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Taiwo lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Taiwo lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Taiwo.
Taiwo shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Taiwo rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Shabazz moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Shabazz misses with a hook. Taiwo ducked under it nicely.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Shabazz.
Taiwo's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Taiwo duly obliges.
Shabazz avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Shabazz takes a kick to the side of the head.
Shabazz jabs at Taiwo's body.
A big right from Shabazz misses.
Good exchange - Shabazz coming out on top.
Shabazz misses with a hook
and Taiwo counters with a three punch combo that has Shabazz backing up. Shabazz nods at Taiwo to acknowledge the strikes.
Taiwo throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Shabazz.
Shabazz dodges the punch combination from Taiwo. #T1##CL#
Shabazz closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the ropes.
Taiwo blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Shabazz gets through Taiwo's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Rahim Shabazz is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Shabazz.
Taiwo is trying to force a seperation but Shabazz has the dominant position.
Taiwo tries to break free but Shabazz pushes him back against the ropes.
Shabazz is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Taiwo is defending well for now.#BC2#
Taiwo breaks from the clinch.
Samuel Taiwo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#T2#
Shabazz misses the jab.
Taiwo is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Shabazz throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Shabazz misses with a head kick.
Taiwo lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Sloppy strikes from Shabazz. Those never looked like landing.
Shabazz misses with a right hand
and Taiwo counters with a leg kick.
Shabazz looks to score with a jab to the body but Taiwo is just out of range.
Samuel Taiwo seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Taiwo avoids the clinch attempt nicely. #CL#
The fight moves into the clinch position.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A head punch on the inside from Shabazz fails to land.
Samuel Taiwo has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Taiwo has had enough of the clinch but Shabazz keeps him there for the moment.

And that's the end of the fight!
Samuel Taiwo comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Shabazz 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 Downing scores the fight 29:27
Judge Cecil Peabody scores the fight 29:27
Judge Daniel Franklin scores the fight 29:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Rahim Shabazz!

After winning the bout, Rahim Shabazz thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.

 

Event: RRFC Challengers 14     
Date:   Oct 23, 2019
#R1#
Shabazz tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Shabazz pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Shabazz slips a straight right by Fitch.
Shabazz moves out of range of the strikes.
Shabazz swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Fitch looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Shabazz lands a nice shot to the body.
Fitch tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Shabazz was well out of range. Poor timing from Fitch.
Shabazz ducks under a wild hook from Fitch.
Nice shot by Shabazz.#CUT2#
It looks like Trevor Fitch has been cut.
Fitch looks to land a left hand but Shabazz moved out of range nicely.
Shabazz is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Fitch with a body shot.
Fitch swings and misses with a shot to the body#KD2#
and Shabazz counters with a head kick that drops Fitch to the mat! Fitch scrambles across the canvas and gets back to his feet, still wobbly!#ROC2#
Fitch is rocked!
Shabazz weaves into range and cracks Fitch right on the temple with a beautiful overhand right! Fitch goes down! He's out cold! Wow, what a beautiful knockout! Shabazz is strutting round the canvas like a movie star as the camera bulbs flash frantically.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:34 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Rahim Shabazz!
Our winner, Rahim Shabazz, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.

 

Event: RRFC 11: Neil vs Pereira     
Date:   Oct 05, 2019
#R1##KD2#
Shabazz lands a high kick to the side of Christiansen's head that stuns him and send him tumbling down to the canvas! Shabazz dives into guard, looking to finish.#ROC2#
Christiansen is rocked!#CUT2#
It looks like Karl Christiansen has been cut.
Christiansen is looking to stand up but Shabazz isn't so interested in that idea.
Oh Christiansen is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Christiansen seems to have got his legs back now.
Shabazz controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Christiansen wants to stand but Shabazz is controlling the position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Shabazz sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Shabazz slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Shabazz landing with strikes to the head and body from side control.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Shabazz just content to control the position.
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!#SUB2#
Shabazz has hold of Christiansen's arm here. He's working for an Americana. It looks like he might have it! Christiansen tries to escape but he's just digging himself in deeper - Shabazz cranks the arm and Christiansen screams in pain! The ref makes a decision and ends the fight before the tap - no complains from Christiansen, who is just happy to have his arm attached to his body.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Americana). Rahim Shabazz!
An out of breath Rahim Shabazz thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.

 

 
 
 
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