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Event: Sucker Punch Pro Series 139     
Date:   Apr 24, 2022
#R1#
The fighters circling - Dismantle throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Craven misses with a looping right.
Craven throws the left hand but Dismantle avoids the punch easily.
Craven misses with a two punch combination.
Dismantle ducks under a wild hook from Craven.
Dismantle connects with a solid leg kick.
A big left from Craven misses.
Dismantle avoids the body shot from Craven.
Craven keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Dismantle.
Dismantle moves away from the strike by Craven.
Dismantle shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Craven takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Craven throws an overhand right that lands on Dismantle's shoulder, as Dismantle tries to avoid the shot.
Dismantle scores with a crisp jab that stopped Craven in his tracks.
A slapping leg kick lands for Dismantle.
Craven throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Dismantle.
Dismantle throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
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!
Craven bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Dismantle's head backwards.
Dismantle looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Craven looks to land a left hand but Dismantle moved out of range nicely.
The fighters circling - Craven throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Craven throws a lazy right hand but Dismantle sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Craven misses with a few strikes there.
Dismantle was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Dismantle misses with a wild body shot.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!#T1#
Craven lands with a nice combination. Dismantle backs away looking to recover.
Dismantle throws a push kick but Craven slaps the foot to one side.
Craven lands with a nice combination. Dismantle backs away looking to recover.
Craven might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Craven 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.
Dismantle looks to land a left hand but Craven moved out of range nicely.
The fighters circling - Craven throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Dismantle lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Dismantle tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Mickey Dismantle seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Dismantle tries a head kick but it misses.
Craven just misses with a punch to the body.
Dismantle scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Craven bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Craven lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A good leg kick by Dismantle.
Dismantle moves out of range as Craven strikes.
Dismantle takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Dismantle bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Dismantle swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Craven checks a leg kick nicely.
Dismantle throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Craven throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Dismantle.
A jab from Craven misses.
Dismantle thinks about countering with a body kick.
Dismantle defending well as Craven loads up on a big left hand. #T2#
Dismantle chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Craven checks a low kick from Dismantle.
Craven scores with a jab. Dismantle acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Dismantle looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Dismantle throws a head kick that misses.
Craven misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Craven checks a leg kick nicely.
Craven throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Dismantle sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Craven bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Dismantle's head.
Dismantle throws a body punch but Craven moves out of range.
The fighters circling - Dismantle throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Craven throws a counter combo.
Craven scores with a one two! Dismantle had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Craven punishes Dismantle's body with a nice straight punch.
Dismantle moves out of range as Craven strikes.
Dismantle avoids the body shot from Craven.
Craven takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Craven walks into a jab.
Dismantle throws a low kick, looking for Craven's leg but Craven calmly moves out of range.
Craven works over Dismantle's head and body with a nice combination.
Craven misses with the combination.
Dismantle tries to score with a low kick but Craven moves his leg out of the way.#T3#
A head kick from Craven lands but Dismantle takes it in his stride. #ROC2#Dismantle is rocked!
Dismantle blocks a head kick by Craven.
Craven throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A left lands for Craven.
Oh Dismantle is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Craven misses with a body kick.
Craven's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Dismantle misses with a kick to the body.
Craven getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Craven misses with a straight left.
Craven avoids a kick to the body. #TD2#
Dismantle tries to sprawl but Craven drives through with a takedown into half guard.
Dismantle wants to control but Craven is keeping busy and won't allow it. #SUB2#
Craven is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Dismantle is breathing heavily.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.#SUB2#
Craven seems to be working for a kimura but Dismantle defends the submission attempt.
Craven trying to control from half guard but Dismantle is working away.
Craven slips a nice elbow through Dismantle's hands, connecting with Dismantle's forehead.
Dismantle blocking the ground and pound attempt from Craven.
Craven misses with a head shot. Dismantle uses the momentum to regain guard.
Craven throws a strike but Dismantle rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top. #REVR#
Dismantle has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.#SUB2#
Craven is working actively from the bottom, looking for submissions. He's escaped his hips to the side and he's going for an armbar! Dismantle has his hands clasped together but Craven extends and breaks Dismantle's desperate grasp, forcing a tap out due to armbar! Nice BJJ displayed there by Craven.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Destin Craven!
In his post fight interview, Destin Craven started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.

 

Event: Sucker Punch Pro Series 132     
Date:   Mar 30, 2022
#R1#
Craven uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Nagashima has time to react.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Nagashima.
Craven lands with a shot to the body.
Craven stuffs the takedown.
Craven scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Craven misses with a double jab #TD2#
and Nagashima counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Nagashima. #SUB#
Craven is looking for a triangle but Nagashima pushes his legs off easily.
Nagashima trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Nagashima scoring with some ground and pound.
Nagashima with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.#ROC2#Craven is rocked!
Craven manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Nagashima manages to get himself to full guard. #REVR#
Nagashima throwing some rather feeble looking strikes off his back.
Nagashima trying to strike off his back. #SUB2#
Nagashima is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Craven is aware though and is defending well.#SUB2#
Nagashima looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening. #T1#
Craven wants to pass the guard but Nagashima is keeping the position.
Nagashima will have to put a bit more behind his punches if he's going to do any damage from this position. #SUB2#
Nagashima has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Craven can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Craven cracks Nagashima with a solid left hand.#SUB2#
Nagashima throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Craven has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Craven advances position into side control!
Nagashima is looking for a sweep.#SUB#
Craven tries for a kimura but Nagashima is defending well.
Nagashima tries to improve position but can't.
Nagashima is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.#T2#
Nagashima takes an elbow right on the bridge of the nose and winces in pain.
Nagashima takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.
Craven landing strikes.
Craven working the ground and pound.
Craven landing with strikes to the head and body from side control.
Nagashima has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Nagashima tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Craven wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Nagashima misses with a strike from the bottom.
Craven is putting a hurting on Nagashima here, landing some big shots from side control.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Nagashima takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.
Nagashima tries to strike but it doesn't land.
Craven working the ground and pound.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Nagashima sneaks back into half guard.
Craven works his foot free and advances to mount.
Nagashima throwing hammer fists to the chest of Craven. What's that going to do exactly? #T3#
Craven dominating with strikes here.
Nagashima gets back to half guard.
Craven controlling the action here. #SUB2#
Nagashima looking for submissions off his back.#SUB2#
Nagashima looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Craven working Nagashima over with strikes. #SUB#
Craven seems to be working for a kimura but Nagashima defends the submission attempt.
Craven lands strikes from half guard.
Craven scores with a couple of good hammerfists.#SUB2#
Nagashima looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Nagashima works his way to full guard. Good work.#T4#
Craven tries to free his leg and advance position but Nagashima is retaining full guard.
Nagashima keeping moving, preventing Craven from controlling successfully.
Craven is really struggling to control Nagashima but he's trying to hold on to the position.
Nagashima thows some rabbit punches from the bottom but they don't do any damage.
Craven preventing the sweep.
Nagashima punching from the bottom.
Craven pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Nagashima is keeping the position for now.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Nagashima throwing strikes off his back to little effect.
Nagashima trying to strike from the bottom but really, it's not the best position to be doing that from!
Craven working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Nagashima trying to strike from the bottom but really, it's not the best position to be doing that from! #SUB2#
Nagashima working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Craven doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Craven manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Craven is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact. #SUB2#
Craven got a little sloppy there for a moment and Nagashima has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Craven has managed to get both his arms back between Nagashima's legs - danger averted.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Destin Craven dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!#R2#
Jab, jab by Craven - just one landing.
Craven scores with a kick to the body.
No joy there for Craven, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Nagashima fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Destin Craven seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nagashima throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Craven's waist but Craven gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Nagashima off to one side.
Craven throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped #CL2#
and Nagashima moves into the clinch.#BC#
Craven breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Nagashima has tried to improve his agility in the runup to this fight.
Nagashima uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Craven.
Craven stalks Nagashima and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Nagashima's face. Nagashima staggers backwards, shaken.
Nagashima shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Craven sprawls well. Craven wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Nagashima gets slowly back to his feet.
Destin Craven has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Kaoru Nagashima.
Craven cracks Nagashima with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.#T1#
Craven turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Craven pulls out of a head kick attempt.
A slapping leg kick lands for Craven.
Nagashima uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Craven.
Craven misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Destin Craven is winning the standup battle so far.
Craven throws a looping overhand right but Nagashima ducks down to avoid it.
Craven connects with a nice looking jab.
Craven missing with a left hand there. Nagashima was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Craven will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Craven throws a series of punches but Nagashima moves out of range.
Craven throws a leg kick #TD2#
and Nagashima counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground. #T2#
Nagashima scoring with some ground and pound.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Craven is on top in guard. #REVR#
Craven trying to control but Nagashima is working from the bottom.
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!
Craven is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.#SUB2#
Nagashima is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Craven working some strikes from top position.#SUB2#
Nagashima looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Craven advances to half guard.
Nagashima wants to improve his position but Craven is controlling well.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Craven lands a nice short elbow.#SUB2#
Nagashima actively working from the bottom here.
Craven is pressing down on Nagashima's thigh, looking to free his foot. Nagashima is holding on for now. #T3#
Craven passes to full mount!
Nagashima flailing away with punches but nothing is landing. #SUB#
Craven looking to secure an arm triangle but Nagashima defends it well.
Craven pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.
Craven lands a couple of nice shots there from mount.
Nagashima sneaks a leg back under and regains half guard and is working straight away to try and get back to guard. He hasn't managed just yet though.
Nagashima missing with punches from the bottom. #SUB2#
Nagashima is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Craven pulls his head out easily.
Nagashima on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Craven lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears. #SUB#
Craven is trying to work for a kimura but Nagashima is defending well. #T4##SUB#
Craven is working for a submission of some sort.
Craven wants to free his trapped foot but Nagashima is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Nagashima misses with some strikes from the bottom.
Nagashima moves into full guard. #SUB2#
Nagashima looking for a guillotine here but Craven defends easily.
Nagashima striking off his back but it's not causing Craven any problems. #SUB2#
Nagashima throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Craven advances to half guard.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Destin Craven dominated that second round.
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. This is the final round!#R3#
Nagashima moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Nagashima with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Craven to score with a decent uppercut.
The fighters circle momentarily. Craven darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Craven fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Craven misses with a lunging right hand
and Nagashima counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Nagashima takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Craven lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Craven cracks Nagashima with a right hand to the side of the head.#ROC#Nagashima is rocked!
Craven scores with a body shot.
Nagashima is still on wobbly legs! Can Craven finish him?
Nagashima tries to move into range but Craven moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Nagashima takes a shot right to the bread basket.#TD#
Craven decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
Craven not doing much here.
Craven has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Nagashima tries to reverse the position but Craven maintains control.
Nagashima flailing away with punches but nothing is landing.
Craven connects with a bit shot that sees Nagashima covering up! More strikes from Craven and the referee jumps in to stop the fight! Craven is our winner by TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:58 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Destin Craven!
Destin Craven decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
In defeat, Kaoru Nagashima stepped up to the mic, saying 'I meditated on the mountain but my understanding was off, Akirono has left me this day, I will return stronger and aligned'.

 

Event: Sucker Punch Pro Series 124     
Date:   Mar 02, 2022
#R1#
Nice uppercut there from Craven.
Thompson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Craven.
Thompson is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Thompson staying out of range there.
Craven scores with a one two! Thompson had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Craven slips under a jab.
A punch lands to the side of Thompson 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Craven lands an overhand right.
Thompson avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Craven gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Craven throws a leg kick that is checked
and Thompson cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Craven swings away with a body shot that misses
and Thompson connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Sloppy strikes from Thompson . Those never looked like landing.
Craven throws a right hand that Thompson ducks under and follows up with a left that Thompson also avoids with ease.
Thompson takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Craven slips a jab and a cross from Thompson .
Thompson ducks under a wild hook from Craven.
Craven sizes up Thompson with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Craven 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.
Craven keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Thompson gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Craven.#T1#
Craven looks to land a combination but Thompson avoids it well.
Destin Craven seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Craven ducks under a wild hook from Thompson .
Thompson throws a left and a right that both miss #TD2#
and Craven counters with a single leg into guard. Thompson didn't expect that.
Thompson manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Craven manages to get himself to full guard. #REVR#
Thompson content to stall in guard here. #SUB2#
Craven has his foot on Thompson 's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Thompson works his way back into a safe position though.
Thompson trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Craven lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.#REVB##SUB#
Thompson has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Craven can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Thompson not looking particularly offensive just at the moment. #T2#
Craven postures up in Thompson 's guard and throws a big left but Thompson blocks it.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Thompson wants to stand up but Craven is controlling him. #SUB2#
Craven drops back looking for a leg! Thompson is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Thompson manages to kick Craven off! Craven jumps back into Thompson 's guard.
Craven trying to control but Thompson is working from the bottom.
Thompson can't keep his opponent in guard - Craven advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Thompson is looking for a sweep. Craven is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.#T3##SUB#
Thompson looking to force a kimura from the bottom here. He's concentrating on that move too much though and Craven pushes past his half guard into mount!
Thompson taking shots to the head.
Craven controlling the position easily from mount.
Craven cracks Thompson with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.
Thompson is wriggling around trying to escape.
Craven is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Thompson can't stay in a position like this for much longer.
Thompson is wriggling around trying to escape.
Craven looking to control but Thompson is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Craven cracks Thompson with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena. #T4##SUB2#
Craven with some aggressive grappling here. He's looking for submissions here, rather than waiting for the opportunity to counter.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
The referee warns Thompson that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Thompson is in all sorts of trouble here.
Thompson tries to lock up and control but Craven gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Thompson is looking to improve his position but Craven isn't that keen on the idea.
Craven looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here. #ROC2#Thompson is rocked!#SUB2#
Craven working for a guillotine from mount but Thompson is in no mood to give up.
Oh Thompson is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Craven breaks from Thompson 's wrist control and lands an elbow.
Thompson taking shots to the head.
Thompson tries to reverse the position but Craven maintains control.
Craven landing strikes, looking to finish!
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Destin Craven dominated that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.#R2#
Thompson takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Thompson throws an overhand right that lands on Craven's shoulder, as Craven tries to avoid the shot.
Thompson drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Thompson throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Craven cracks Thompson with a big right hand that sees him stumbling back against the cage! Thompson falls to his knees and Craven doesn't need a second invitatation - he rushes in and fires off several unanswered shots that force the referee to stop the fight! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:13 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Destin Craven!
Destin Craven bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.

 

Event: Sucker Punch Pro Series 113     
Date:   Jan 26, 2022
#R1#
Figueroa misses the jab.
Destin Craven seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Craven wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Figueroa looks to throw the jab but Craven is out of range.
Craven looks to score with a jab to the body but Figueroa is just out of range.
An attempted straight right counter from Figueroa misses the target.
Craven fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Figueroa looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Craven steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Figueroa.
Craven ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Figueroa moves away.
Craven slips under a jab from Figueroa.#TD2#
Craven throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Figueroa was covering up waiting for the punch and Craven finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Figueroa wants to sweep but no luck.
Craven trying to control the position from guard on top but Figueroa is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Figueroa looking to sweep here. No luck so far. #T1#
Craven is in close to Figueroa's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Figueroa is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Craven being controlled here momentarily.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Craven throwing strikes but missing.
Figueroa looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Craven with a flurry of punches that miss.
Craven makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.#SUB2#
Craven drops back for a leg but he's not going to get it - he lets go and Figueroa dives on top into guard.#REVR#
Craven throwing some rather feeble looking strikes off his back.
Figueroa won't allow Craven to sweep him here. #T2#
Craven has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.#SUB2#
Craven looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Craven wants to sweep but no luck.
Figueroa has improved his flexibility recently so we will have to see if he can use that to his advantage.
Figueroa trying to control the position from guard on top but Craven is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Figueroa tries to free his leg and advance position but Craven is retaining full guard. #SUB2#
Craven is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Figueroa is aware though and is defending well.
Craven manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Figueroa manages to get himself to full guard. #REVB#
Figueroa pulls Craven in close to his closed guard and prevents Craven from doing any damage or advancing position.#T3#
Craven throws a big elbow that misses.
Craven trying to control the position from guard on top but Figueroa is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Craven trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Figueroa utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Craven accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Figueroa has control of Craven's left arm, preventing Craven from doing any damage.
Craven won't allow Figueroa to sweep him here.
Figueroa trying to control the position.
Figueroa pulls Craven in close to his closed guard and prevents Craven from doing any damage or advancing position.#T4#
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Figueroa is on top in guard. #REVR#
Craven bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Figueroa's guard. #REVB#
Craven advances position into side control!
Craven working the body and head with strikes.
Craven tries to move to full mount but Figueroa actually manages to regain half guard.
Figueroa is looking to control Craven's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Figueroa avoid being mounted?
Craven trying to control from Figueroa's half guard. Figueroa has other ideas though and has regained full guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Craven scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Destin Craven dominated that round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare each other down, ready to get back to the action.#R2#
Craven lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Figueroa avoids the head kick by Craven.
Craven uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Figueroa.
Craven avoids the head kick by Figueroa.
Figueroa moves out of range of the body kick.
Craven avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Figueroa avoids the body shot from Craven.
The fighters circling - Craven throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Figueroa swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Craven throws the left hand but Figueroa avoids the punch easily.
An attempted straight right counter from Figueroa misses the target.
Craven falls off balance throwing a combination
and Figueroa counters with a straight right hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Craven misses with an uppercut.
Figueroa swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
A bone on bone clash there as Craven blocks the leg kick.
Figueroa is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
A punch lands to the side of Craven 's head but he takes it in his stride.#T1#
Craven shoots in but Figueroa avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Craven misses with a looping left.
Figueroa is looking to counter punch.
Figueroa tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Craven was well out of range. Poor timing from Figueroa.
Craven cracks Figueroa with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Craven waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Figueroa.
Figueroa drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Craven throws a right hand that misses
and Figueroa connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Craven works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Craven throws a jab when Figueroa was well out of range.
Figueroa gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Craven.
Gustavo Figueroa is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Figueroa bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Figueroa throws a looping overhand right but Craven ducks down to avoid it. #T2#
Craven shoots in but no luck this time.
Figueroa walks into a stiff left hand from Craven.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Figueroa drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Craven has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Craven.
A cross from Figueroa lands.
Craven throws a body punch but Figueroa moves out of range.
Craven scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Craven tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Craven throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Figueroa.
Craven swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Figueroa counters with a stiff right hand.
Craven with a lazy takedown attempt
and Craven takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Gustavo Figueroa has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Destin Craven.
Craven connects with a jab.
Figueroa uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Craven.
Figueroa throws a lazy right hand but Craven sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.#T3#
Craven throws a hook but Figueroa avoids it easily.
A little feinted left hand from Figueroa on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Craven scores with a head kick. Figueroa tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Figueroa fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Craven is out of range.
Craven swings widly with a right hand
and Figueroa cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Craven ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Figueroa moves away.
Craven's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Figueroa connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Craven scrambles back to his feet.#ROC#Craven is rocked!
An inside leg kick from Craven misses.
It looked like Figueroa wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.#TD2#
Craven shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
Craven trying to move into half guard but instead Figueroa has managed to sweep!#REVR#
Craven 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.#SUB2#
Craven working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Figueroa doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Figueroa manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem. #T4#
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Figueroa preventing the sweep.
Craven keeps trying to improve his position.
Figueroa postures up. #SUB2#
Craven throws his legs up looking to secure a triangle. Oh, that looks pretty tight, I gotta say! Figueroa escapes and throws Craven's legs to the side, diving into side control!
Figueroa wants to control but Craven is keeping him busy.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Destin Craven showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!#R3#
Craven throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Gustavo Figueroa has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Figueroa throws a hook to the side of Craven's head but Craven sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A slow jab from Figueroa misses its intended target.
Craven lands a leg kick that knocks Figueroa off balance momentarily.
Craven throws a big shot that misses.
Figueroa throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Craven sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Craven wants to slow Figueroa down by chopping away at his legs.
Figueroa is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Figueroa takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Craven misses with a shot to the body
enabling Figueroa to counter with a crisp jab.
Craven misses with a wild body shot.
Craven misses with a hook. Figueroa ducked under it nicely.
Figueroa is looking to counter punch.
Craven turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Craven scores with a one two! Figueroa had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes. #T1#
Figueroa throws a looping overhand right but Craven ducks down to avoid it.
Craven scores with a head kick. Figueroa tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Craven drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Craven is still on wobbly legs! Can Figueroa finish him?
Figueroa cracks Craven with a nasty uppercut that draws ooohs from the crowd and sends Craven tumbling backwards onto the mat. He tries to recover but Figueroa pounces and lands a hail of unanswered strikes that forces the referee to step in to end the fight! Craven is not happy but he gave the referee no choice!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:24 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Gustavo Figueroa!
A victorious Gustavo Figueroa thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.

 

Event: Sucker Punch Pro Series 107     
Date:   Jan 02, 2022
#R1#
Craven on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Craven misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Thompson throws a nice looking combination but Craven bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Craven throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Thompson counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Thompson tries to clinch but Craven is having none of it.
A left lands for Craven.
Thompson misses with a series of wild punches.
Thompson stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Thompson takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Craven misses with a looping right.
A telegraphed right hand from Thompson misses the target.
Thompson throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.#TD2#
Craven throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Thompson was covering up waiting for the punch and Craven finishes the takedown easily into guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Craven slips nicely into half guard.
Thompson keeping control of the position. #T1#
Thompson trying to hold on to Craven's head to control him but Craven postures up.
Craven trying to pass the guard but Thompson defending well.
Craven missing with the ground and pound from half guard. #SUB#
Thompson actively working from the bottom here.
Craven looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Thompson slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Thompson is trying to control the position but Craven postures up. #T2#
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Craven wants to control from the top but Thompson keeps moving.
Thompson has momentary wrist control but Craven slips an elbow through the middle.
Thompson keeping moving, preventing Craven from controlling successfully. #SUB#
Thompson had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Craven defends it easily.#SUB#
Thompson is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Thompson is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Craven tries to free his leg and advance position but Thompson is retaining full guard.
Craven wants to control from the top but Thompson keeps moving.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Craven accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand. #T3#
Thompson pulls Craven in to control the position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Craven throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Thompson works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Craven wants to control from the top but Thompson keeps moving. #SUB#
Thompson looks to be working for a triangle here. Oh, it looks like he might have it! Craven has picked Thompson up and slammed him! Thompson can't keep hold of the triangle and Craven manages to pass to side control!#SUB2#
Craven is trying to get an arm triangle but Thompson is defending well.
Thompson gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Craven is trying to advance to mount but he's lost his balance and Thompson reverses the position - he's now on top in Craven's guard.
Craven has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Thompson wants to stand but Craven has a closed guard, so he can't escape.
Thompson tries to free his leg and advance position but Craven is retaining full guard. #T4#
Craven punching from the bottom.
Craven looking to hit a scissor sweep but Thompson is one step ahead there.
Craven keeps trying to improve his position.
Thompson 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. #SUB2#
Craven working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Thompson has passed into half guard!
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Craven tries to get to full guard but Thompson has control of the leg.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Destin Craven will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.#R2#
Thompson throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Thompson defending well as Craven loads up on a big left hand.
Thompson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Thompson misses with a hook. Craven ducked under it nicely.
Craven drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Thompson defends it well.
Thompson lands with a hook. Craven tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Thompson scores with a jab to the jaw.
Thompson takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Craven lands a high kick!
Thompson misses with a looping left.
Thompson misses with a body shot.
Craven throws a series of punches but Thompson avoids them all with ease.
Thompson swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Craven doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Destin Craven seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Thompson scores with a one two! Craven had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Craven scores with a nice right hand.
Craven throws a nice looking combination but Thompson bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Craven thows a left - swing and a miss!
Craven defending well as Thompson loads up on a big left hand.
Craven tries a switch kick but it misses it's target. #T1#
Thompson keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Tyson Thompson is winning the standup battle so far.
Thompson takes a swing at Craven's ribcage but misses.
Thompson fails in his attempt to clinch.
Craven throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Thompson seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Craven pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Thompson lands a nice hook to Craven's body. Craven takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Thompson slips a straight right by Craven.
Thompson misses with a few strikes there.
Thompson connects with a looping right hand.
A punch combination from Craven misses.
Tyson Thompson is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Thompson lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Craven circles away quickly and effectively.
Craven throws an overhand right that lands on Thompson 's shoulder, as Thompson tries to avoid the shot.
Craven avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Thompson swings for the body but Craven moves out of range.
Craven throws a head kick that misses.
Craven slips under a jab.
Craven let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Thompson closes the distance and lands a one-two.#T2#
This has been an exciting period of action!
Thompson throws an overhand right that lands on Craven's shoulder, as Craven tries to avoid the shot.
Craven needs to keep his hands up - Thompson had a free shot at his head there.
Craven throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Thompson with a hook.#ROC#Craven is rocked!
Thompson misses with a left hand #TD2#
and Craven decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Thompson 's guard.
Thompson 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.
Craven sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Thompson 's guard. #SUB2#
Craven wants to work for an arm triangle but Thompson is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Thompson tries to roll over but Craven keeps him under control.
Craven throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man. #T3#
Thompson is trying to control but can't. #SUB#
Thompson looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Thompson is trying to get back to full guard.#SUB2#
Craven is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Craven connects with a nice short shot to Thompson 's temple.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Craven lands a nice short elbow.
Craven throwing shots but Thompson is blocking nicely. #T4#
Thompson is looking to improve his position.
Craven works his way into full mount!
Thompson tries to hold on but Craven postures up.
Craven wants to take Thompson 's back here but Thompson is holding on to an arm, himself looking to escape.
Thompson tries to improve his position but instead Craven has taken his back!
Craven connects with a big shot to the side of Thompson 's head.
Craven looking to soften up his opponent with punches.
Craven misses with punches from the back.
Craven lands a punch that was close to the back of the head but the ref thinks it's OK. #ROC2#Thompson is rocked!
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Destin Craven will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare each other down, ready to get back to the action. This is the final round!#R3#
Craven throws a shot from downtown. Thompson moves away and avoids it.
Thompson went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
The crowd cheers as Craven lands an impressive looking overhand right. Thompson doesn't seem phased though.
Oh Thompson is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Thompson looks to land a combination but Craven avoids it well.
Thompson punishes Craven's body with a nice straight punch.
Thompson seems to have got his legs back now.
Thompson dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Craven slips under a jab.
Craven misses with a hook. Thompson ducked under it nicely.
Craven tries to bum rush Thompson with a series of wild strikes but Thompson uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
It looked like Thompson wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Thompson tries to clinch there but Craven circles away.
Craven changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Thompson ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Thompson looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Craven ducks under a wild hook from Thompson .
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Thompson throws a series of strikes that have Craven backpedaling.
Thompson looks to score with a jab to the body but Craven is just out of range.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.#TD2#
Craven closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
Craven trying to control the position but Thompson is working away.
Thompson tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Craven wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control. #T1#
Craven passes to full mount! That's big trouble for Thompson !
Craven looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
Craven is landing with some decent strikes but Thompson is trying to advance his position so the referee is letting the fight continue.
Thompson wants to hold on but Craven pushes him away.#SUB2#
Craven looks like he's working for a submission but he's not found anything just yet.
Craven breaks from Thompson 's wrist control and lands an elbow.
Destin Craven has got the better of the ground game so far.
Thompson tries to reverse the position but Craven maintains control.
Thompson is trying to reverse the position but instead Craven has taken his back - oops!
Thompson is trapped and Craven is scoring with shots to the head and body.
Thompson wants to escape the position.
Craven landing with strikes.
Tyson Thompson has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Craven is not going to allow Thompson to sit and survive in this position.
Destin Craven is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Thompson rolls, trying to escape but Craven keeps control of the position.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Can Thompson hold on?! Craven is landing more strikes to his hapless foe.
Thompson is keeping busy.
You can see the frustration on Thompson 's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.
Thompson is working hard here to advance position.
Craven throws a big right hand but he misses and hits the mat. Ouch. #SUB2#
Craven is persistently looking for the submission but Thompson is defending it well.
Thompson is keeping busy. #T3#
Thompson is really stuck here. #SUB2#
Craven working for a RNC but it's not happening just yet.
You can see the frustration on Thompson 's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later. #SUB2#
Craven has his opponent's back and is working for the choke.
Craven is not going to allow Thompson to sit and survive in this position. #SUB2#
Craven is working hard for the rear naked choke here.
Thompson is defending well here and trying to improve his position. #T4#
Thompson wants to get back to his feet.
Craven controlling from the back.
Craven doesn't have the hooks in and Thompson manages to turn into his guard.
Craven has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Craven has a closed guard, preventing Thompson from standing up.
Craven lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.#REVB#
Thompson keeping moving, preventing Craven from controlling successfully.
Thompson throws a couple of weedy looking strikes off his back.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Sosuke Kotani scores the fight 28:29
Judge Yuuki Gou scores the fight 27:30
Judge Shigeki Fujiwara scores the fight 28:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Destin Craven!

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

 

Event: Sucker Punch Pro Series 100     
Date:   Dec 03, 2021
#R1#
Craven throws a right and a left that Kalmisto avoids nicely.
Craven scores with a crisp jab that stopped Kalmisto in his tracks.
Craven dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Craven throws a head kick that misses.
Craven throws a solid leg kick but Kalmisto takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Craven.
Craven lands with an uppercut that bounces Kalmisto off the cage and back into range.
Kalmisto scores with a leg kick.
Kalmisto scores with a decent looking hook.
Kalmisto is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Craven bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Craven works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Craven throws a body shot but no joy.
A jab from Kalmisto misses. #CL2#
Kalmisto pushes Craven up against the cage in a clinch.
Kalmisto misses with an elbow over the top.#BC#
Craven pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Kalmisto fails to land with a series of punches.
Kalmisto throws a head kick but Craven moves out of range.
Kalmisto misses with a low kick.
Craven fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kalmisto manages to avoid it.
Kalmisto looks to throw the jab but Craven is out of range.
Craven swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Kalmisto takes a head kick and shrugs it off. #T1#
Kalmisto tries to clinch up but Craven circles away and keeps his distance.
Craven lands with a hook. Kalmisto tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Kalmisto with the inside leg kick.
Kalmisto ducks under a wild hook from Craven.
Kalmisto looks to land a left hand but Craven moved out of range nicely.
Craven is looking for a counter combo.
Kalmisto with a jab.
Kalmisto throws a head kick but Craven moves out of range.
Craven tries to counter with a takedown but Kalmisto is quick to defend against it.
Kalmisto slips a straight right by Craven.
Craven swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Kalmisto tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Craven feints a jab promting Kalmisto to slip. Craven then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Kalmisto slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Kalmisto throws an overhand right that lands on Craven's shoulder, as Craven tries to avoid the shot.
Kalmisto throws a good cross that connects.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Craven throws a head kick that misses.
Kalmisto cracks a nice hook into Craven's ribs.
Craven throws a right hand that Kalmisto ducks under and follows up with a left that Kalmisto also avoids with ease.
Craven throws a body kick that misses.
A good leg kick by Kalmisto.
Kalmisto clobbers Craven with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Craven just misses with a punch to the body.
Kalmisto is looking to chop away at Craven's legs.
We've been hearing reports that Craven has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.#T2#
Craven lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Kalmisto uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Craven.
The fighters circling - Kalmisto throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Craven stuns Kalmisto with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
A telegraphed right hand from Craven misses the target.
Craven avoids the body shot from Kalmisto.
Kalmisto lands a nice leg kick that just misses Craven's sensitive parts.
Craven bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Kalmisto's head.
Craven throws a leg kick but Kalmisto sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Kalmisto dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Craven. That did some damage!
Craven checks the leg kick.
Craven attempts a counter takedown but Kalmisto avoids it well and moves away.
Good leg kick by Kalmisto.
Craven misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Craven.
Kalmisto throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Craven swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Kalmisto scores with a hook to the body. Craven takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Apophis Kalmisto seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kalmisto looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Craven is trying hard to land a takedown here. Kalmisto sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Craven loads up on a big right hand but Kalmisto slips the punch.#T3#
Kalmisto throws a front kick aimed at Craven's knee but Craven avoids it well.
The fighters circling - Craven throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Craven misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kalmisto.
Kalmisto misses with a low kick as Craven jumps back.
A nice inside leg kick there by Kalmisto. That's going to slow Craven down.
Craven throws a sloppy head kick and Kalmisto moves out of range easily.
Craven throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Craven misses with a head kick.
It seemed like Kalmisto was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Kalmisto throws a leg kick but Craven moved away.
A low kick from Kalmisto is predictable there #TD#
and Craven counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
Craven with the ground and pound but Kalmisto uses the opportunity to regain guard.
Craven in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Craven stopping the sweep attempt from Kalmisto.
Craven trying to control the position from guard on top but Kalmisto is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Craven is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Kalmisto is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.#T4#
Craven stands and throws Kalmisto's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kalmisto can't do much from the bottom here. #SUB#
Craven goes for an armbar! This could be all over! Wait, no, Kalmisto rolls with the submission and now he's on top in Craven's guard! Nice work there by Kalmisto!
Craven 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.
Craven is working hard here to advance position.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.#SUB#
Craven had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Kalmisto defends it easily.
Kalmisto pushes down on Craven's leg and manages to get into half guard.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Destin Craven will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.#R2#
Kalmisto uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Craven.
Kalmisto throws out a counter right but Craven avoids it with no problem.
Craven misses the shot to the body.
Craven rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Kalmisto moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Craven tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Kalmisto fails in his attempt to clinch.
Kalmisto moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Craven throws a head kick but Kalmisto moves out of range.
Kalmisto takes a jab right on the kisser.
Kalmisto lands with a right hand. #ROC2#Craven is rocked!
Craven swinging wildly here.
Kalmisto scores with a jab. Craven acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Oh Craven is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Kalmisto connects with a body shot that sends Craven's belly button to the back.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Good standup being displayed there by Craven as he connects with a hook.
Destin Craven is winning the standup battle so far.
Kalmisto steps in with a hook that catches Craven right on the chin and knocks him to the floor! Kalmisto follows him down with more strikes and that's all she wrote! Craven looks absolutely devastated.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:45 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Apophis Kalmisto!
A very excited looking Apophis Kalmisto made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.

 

Event: Sucker Punch Pro Series 94     
Date:   Nov 06, 2021
#R1##CL2#
Villarreal closes the distance and clinches.
Villarreal misses with some punches.
Craven throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Craven takes a shot to the head.
Villarreal stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Craven swings away with an uppercut that misses. #BC#
Craven breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
We've been hearing reports that Craven has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Craven misses with a wild body shot.
Craven tries a head kick but it misses. #CL2#
Villarreal has managed to clinch.
Villarreal prevents a takedown attempt there. #BC2#
Villarreal breaks from the clinch.
Villarreal throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Craven jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Villarreal avoids the head kick by Craven.
Craven lands a head kick. Villarreal smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Villarreal tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Craven paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Villarreal throws a head kick that half lands.
This has been an exciting period of action!#TD#
Craven fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Villarreal to the ground. Craven is now in Villarreal's guard.
Craven is looking to work some ground and pound but Villarreal has wrist control.
Craven throws a big elbow that misses.
Villarreal controlling the position.#T1#
Villarreal tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Craven trying to control but Villarreal is working from the bottom.
Craven looking to pass the guard. #ES2#
Villarreal has managed to wall walk up one of the corner posts to get back to his feet. Craven is pushing him up against the cage, looking to control the position.
Craven can't find room to land a body shot as Villarreal controls the action.
Craven is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Villarreal pulls him back up using the underhooks. #BC#
Craven pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Villarreal blocks a head kick by Craven.
Villarreal cracks Craven with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Craven fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Villarreal tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Craven manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Craven tries a head kick but it misses. #T2#
Villarreal tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Craven paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Craven scores with a punch to the head.
Villarreal doesn't manage to clinch there - Craven circles away.
Nice body kick there by Craven.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Craven throws a head kick but Villarreal moves out of range.
Villarreal throws a sloppy head kick and Craven moves out of range easily.
Craven throws a good cross that connects.
Craven throws a sloppy head kick and Villarreal moves out of range easily.
Villarreal tries to close the distance and clinch up but Craven swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Villarreal tries to clinch up.
Craven is looking to counter punch.#TD2#
Villarreal gets a double leg takedown into Craven's guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Villarreal stopping the sweep attempt from Craven.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Craven is working hard here to advance position.
Villarreal trying to control but Craven is working from the bottom.
Craven looking for a sweep. Not yet Craven, not yet. #T3##SU2#
Craven is working an open guard so Villarreal takes the opportunity to get back to his feet.
Villarreal is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Villarreal tries a head kick but it misses.
Villarreal avoids the head kick by Craven. #CL2#
Villarreal moves into the clinch.#BC2#
Villarreal's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Craven blocks a head kick by Villarreal.
Craven throws a combination. Villarreal tries to block but a couple of punches get through.#TD2#
Villarreal drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
Villarreal is looking to stand up but Craven won't let him. #SUB#
Craven had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Villarreal defends it easily.#T4##SU2#
Villarreal stands and steps away. Craven gets to his feet too and we're back to the striking game.
Villarreal bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Craven's head backwards.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A head kick misses from Craven.
Villarreal wants to clinch up but Craven keeps it at a distance.
Villarreal pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Craven thuds a left hand into Villarreal's body.
Craven throws a head kick but Villarreal moves out of range.
Villarreal tries to close the distance and clinch but Craven swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Craven dives in and grabs Villarreal's left leg, looking for a takedown. Villarreal pushes down on Craven's head and hops out.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Destin Craven. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Donk. Craven catches Villarreal right on the button with a cross.
Villarreal misses with a wild combination.
Horrible takedown attempt by Craven or perhaps it was just good defense by Villarreal, which made it look bad.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Destin Craven will probably get the nod.
That's time! Craven's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.#R2#
Villarreal fails in his attempt to clinch. #CL2#
Villarreal takes the fight into the clinch.
Villarreal prevents a body shot from Craven. #BC#
Craven breaks the clinch.
Villarreal lands with a kick to the temple. Craven shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Craven lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt! #CL2#
Villarreal drives through and clinches with Craven against the cage.
Villarreal stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Villarreal has a couple of punches blocked by Craven.
Craven misses with a hook to the ribs.
Craven working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Villarreal lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Craven lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Craven pushes Villarreal back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
A head punch on the inside from Craven fails to land.
Craven drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Carlos Villarreal seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Villarreal misses with a hook from the clinch.
Good body shot from Craven. #T1#
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Villarreal.
Craven swings wildly with an uppercut but Villarreal uses good head movement to avoid it. #BC#
Craven breaks the clinch.
A telegraphed right hand from Craven misses the target.
Destin Craven is winning the standup battle so far.
Craven swats away the attempt to clinch by Villarreal.
Villarreal lands with a slapping head kick.
Villarreal darts in trying to clinch
and Craven counters with a big head kick but Villarreal shrugs it off.
Carlos Villarreal is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Villarreal ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Villarreal tries to close the distance and clinch up but Craven swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Villarreal avoids the head kick by Craven.
Craven tries a head kick but it misses.
Craven connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Villarreal's hands.
Villarreal tries to clinch up but Craven circles away and keeps his distance.
Villarreal is looking to take this fight into the clinch.#T2#
Craven throws a big shot that misses.
Craven misses with a wild body shot.
Villarreal throws a counter combo.
The fight stays on the outside here - Villarreal looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Villarreal is looking to clinch but Craven is avoiding it.
Villarreal misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Villarreal slips a jab from Craven.
Villarreal is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Craven misses with a head kick.
Villarreal tries to counter by closing the distance.
Villarreal tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Craven manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Craven throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Craven tries to score with a low kick but Villarreal moves his leg out of the way.
Villarreal steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Craven.
Villarreal avoids the head kick by Craven.
Villarreal tries to clinch up but Craven circles away and keeps his distance.
Villarreal just manages to avoid a counter high kick fromCraven.
Villarreal uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Craven.
Craven throws a sloppy head kick and Villarreal moves out of range easily.
Villarreal avoids the head kick by Craven.
Villarreal moves out of range of the body kick.#T3#
Craven avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Villarreal wants to clinch up but Craven keeps it at a distance.
Craven fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Villarreal manages to avoid it.
Danga de danga de dang - Craven scores with a four punch combination!
Craven keeps the fight on the outside.
Villarreal throws a sloppy head kick and Craven moves out of range easily. #CL2#
Villarreal has Craven up against the cage in a clinch.
Craven struggles to land a body shot inside as Villarreal controls his hands.
A frustrated look appears on Craven's face as he tries to break the clinch. #BC#
Craven breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Villarreal tries to clinch but Craven moves out of range.
Villarreal misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Craven swats away the attempt to clinch by Villarreal.
Craven will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Danga de danga de dang - Craven scores with a four punch combination!#T4#
Craven pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Craven is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Villarreal can do to turn this around?
No luck for Villarreal with that takedown attempt.
Craven appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Villarreal slaps away a takedown attempt from Craven, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Villarreal moves in looking to clinch but Craven pushes him off.#CL2#
Villarreal gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.#BC#
Craven breaks from the clinch. #CL2#
Villarreal takes the fight into the clinch. #BC#
Craven's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Craven scores with a head kick. Villarreal tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Villarreal fails with an attempt to clinch.
Craven misses with an uppercut. Villarreal saw that one coming.
Craven fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Villarreal manages to avoid it.
Craven throws a right and a left that Villarreal avoids nicely.
Craven thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Villarreal if he has to take too many more of those.
Nice shot lands for Craven.
Craven circles away from the clinch attempt.
Villarreal fails with a takedown attempt.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Destin Craven dominated that second round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. 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#
Craven throws a sloppy head kick and Villarreal moves out of range easily.
Craven swings for the body but Villarreal moves out of range.
Villarreal lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Villarreal tries to clinch but Craven moves out of range.
Villarreal on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Villarreal doesn't manage to clinch there - Craven circles away.
Villarreal blocks a head kick by Craven.
Villarreal blocks the body kick.
Craven with a jab.
Craven throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Villarreal. #TD2#
Villarreal drives through with a takedown into Craven's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Villarreal stays in close to Craven's body and controls the position.
Craven will have to put a bit more behind his punches if he's going to do any damage from this position.
Villarreal preventing the sweep.
Villarreal passes Craven's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Craven trying to get back to full guard but Villarreal takes advantage of the position and moves to full mount!#T1#
Craven can't escape the position.
Craven throwing punches from his back but nothing is landing.
Villarreal tries to control but Craven wriggling away.
Villarreal takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Villarreal trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Craven is desperately trying to improve his position but Villarreal has a good base and remains in mount.
Craven sneaks a leg back under and regains half guard and is working straight away to try and get back to guard. He hasn't managed just yet though.#T2#
Villarreal sitting and controlling from the half guard.
Destin Craven is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Craven trying to hold on to Villarreal's head to control him but Villarreal postures up.
Craven is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Villarreal's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Villarreal's back!
Craven tries to keep control of the position but Villarreal is staying busy.#SUB#
Villarreal is staying cool under pressure, defending well against the rear naked choke attempt from his opponent.
Craven missing with punches from the back. #T3#
Villarreal is really stuck here. #SUB#
Craven looking to break Villarreal's wrist control so he can sink in the choke. Villarreal remaining controlled and patient though - he really has to keep calm otherwise Craven will wrap this one up with the rear naked choke!
Villarreal trying to control the hands but Craven won't let him.
I really don't envy Villarreal right now.
Good control from Craven.
Craven is looking to finish with some ground and pound!#SUB#
Craven patiently working for the choke. Which fighter will keep their nerve here?#SUB#
Villarreal is staying cool under pressure, defending well against the rear naked choke attempt from his opponent.
Craven gets his hands free as Villarreal looks to control. #T4##SUB#
Villarreal is staying cool under pressure, defending well against the rear naked choke attempt from his opponent.
Villarreal tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
Carlos Villarreal has got the better of the ground game so far.
Villarreal wants to hold on but Craven pushes him away.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Villarreal is squirming around, avoiding Craven's attempts to control the action.
Carlos Villarreal has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

And that's the end of the fight!
Destin Craven showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Craven, winning every round. Will the judges agree? They are the ones who matter, even if they are often depressingly incompetent. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Eliza Hachem scores the fight 30:28
Judge Damien Edna scores the fight 30:27
Judge Donatello Bradman scores the fight 30:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Destin Craven!

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

 

Event: Sucker Punch Pro Series 89     
Date:   Oct 09, 2021
#R1#
Courtial takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Craven misses with a lunging right hand
and Courtial counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Courtial jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Craven fails with a takedown attempt.
Craven uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Courtial 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.
Courtial slips a jab from Craven.
Craven throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Craven closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Craven lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Courtial at a distance.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Craven 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.
Courtial swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Craven scores with a head kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A punch combination from Craven misses.
Destin Craven seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Courtial throws a big shot that misses.
Craven feints the counter takedown.#T1#
Craven scores with a hook to the body. Courtial takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Craven throws a lazy right hand but Courtial sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Craven scores with a hook to the body. Courtial takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Courtial throws a hook but Craven blocks it.
Sloppy strikes from Courtial. Those never looked like landing.
Craven tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Craven blocks a head kick by Courtial.
Craven throws a hook but Courtial avoids it easily.
A shot to the liver by Courtial. Beautiful body shot.
Courtial throws a head kick but Craven moves out of range.
Craven swings for the body but Courtial moves out of range.
Craven scores with a head kick. #CUT2#It looks like Godefroy Courtial has been cut.
Craven throws a head kick but Courtial moves out of range.
Craven throws a head kick but Courtial moves out of range.
Courtial digs a good hook to Craven's body. #T2#
This has been an exciting period of action!
Craven misses with the combination.
Craven misses with a looping right.
A looping hook to the body misses from Craven. Courtial does a little dance to reset his feet.
Craven lands a high kick!
Craven takes a swing at Courtial's ribcage but misses.
Courtial misses with a double jab.
Courtial connects with a solid leg kick.
Craven throws a body punch but Courtial moves out of range.
Craven misses with a looping right.
Craven avoids the head kick by Courtial.
Courtial looks to land a right hand but Craven moved out of range.
Craven throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Courtial throwing a counter right hand but Craven manages to avoid it.
Courtial takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK. #T3#
Courtial keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Craven fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Courtial manages to avoid it.
Craven lands a head shot.
Craven tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Courtial.
Craven with the counter takedown but Courtial avoids it easily.
Courtial with the inside leg kick.
Craven is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Courtial.
Courtial just misses with a punch to the body.
Courtial cracks Craven with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Craven lands with a good body shot.
Craven misses with a lunging right hand
and Courtial connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Craven throws a hook but Courtial blocks it.
Craven lands with a shot to the body.
Craven throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Godefroy Courtial is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.#T4#
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Craven moves out of range of the strikes.
Nice cross by Craven.
Courtial lands a nice shot that snaps Craven's head back.
A good leg kick by Courtial.
Craven just misses with a punch to the body.
Courtial keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A quick step to the side and Courtial tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Courtial tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Craven manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Craven connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Courtial momentarily.
Courtial bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Craven's head backwards.
Courtial throws a series of strikes that have Craven backpedaling. #ROC#Craven is rocked!
Craven lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Craven is still on wobbly legs! Can Courtial finish him?
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Craven fails with the takedown
and Courtial makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Courtial - that will leave a mark!
Craven seems to have recovered his senses.
Courtial looks to score with a jab to the body but Craven is just out of range.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Destin Craven will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Godefroy Courtial'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.#R2#
Courtial avoids the head kick by Craven.
A telegraphed right hand from Craven misses the target.
Courtial is looking for a counter combo.
Courtial digs a good body shot into Craven's ribs.
Craven slips under a jab from Courtial.
Courtial pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A little jabbing left from Craven on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Courtial with a jab.
Courtial lands with a hook. Craven tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Courtial ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Courtial's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Craven connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Courtial scrambles back to his feet.
Courtial throws a body punch but Craven moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Craven throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Courtial sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Craven throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Courtial stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Craven throws a body punch but Courtial moves out of range.
Courtial swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Courtial ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Craven moves away.
Craven changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
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!
Craven pulls out of a head kick attempt. #T1#
Courtial connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Craven drops his hands momentarily and Courtial takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Craven throws a head kick that misses.
Craven avoids a punch combination nicely.
Craven takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Courtial throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Danga de danga de dang - Craven scores with a four punch combination!
Courtial avoids the head kick by Craven.
Destin Craven seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Craven throws a jab when Courtial was well out of range.
Courtial throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Craven throws a head kick that misses. #T2#
Courtial throws a right hand that misses
and Craven counters with a straight right hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Craven with a lazy takedown attempt
and Courtial counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Courtial connects with a body shot.
Courtial avoids the body shot from Craven.
Courtial fires out a quick counter leg kick but Craven just manages to avoid it.
Courtial loads up on a big right hand but Craven slips the punch.
Courtial slips under a jab.
Courtial showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Craven.
Courtial pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Courtial lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Craven circles away quickly and effectively.
Courtial throws a head kick but Craven moves out of range.
Courtial connects with a high kick.
Good shot there by Craven.
Courtial gets cracked there but stands up to it. #T3#
Craven lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
A nice leg kick from Courtial, right into the meat of the thigh.
Craven misses with a body shot.
Courtial half committed to a counter leg kick.
Craven throws a body punch but Courtial moves out of range.
Courtial lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Craven circles away quickly and effectively.
Craven defending well as Courtial loads up on a big left hand.
Craven takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Courtial lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Craven at a distance.
Courtial misses with a body shot.
Courtial misses with a two punch combination.
Craven thows a body kick. Courtial tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Craven scores with a jab to the body.
Courtial lands with a good body shot.#T4#
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Craven jabs Courtial to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Courtial fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Craven manages to avoid it.
Courtial keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Craven missing with a left hand there. Courtial was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Craven lands a lovely overhand right.
Craven fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Courtial manages to avoid it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Craven. Courtial does a little dance to reset his feet.
Courtial wants to slow Craven down by chopping away at his legs.
Courtial misses with a double jab #TD2#
and Craven counters with a takedown into side control.
Courtial tries to bench press Craven off him but Craven keeps the position.
Courtial prevents Craven from moving into mount.
Courtial struggling a bit here.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Craven wants to lay and pray for a moment but Courtial keeps working.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Destin Craven will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Godefroy Courtial's cut.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!#R3#
Courtial walks into a stiff left hand from Craven.
Nice uppercut there from Courtial.
Courtial displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Craven misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Courtial swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Courtial connects with a body shot that sends Craven's belly button to the back.
Craven misses with a takedown attempt - Courtial sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Craven moves out of range of the body kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Courtial lands a nice shot that snaps Craven's head back.
Courtial stuffs the takedown attempt from Craven. Craven gets slowly back to his feet.
Craven is trying hard to land a takedown here. Courtial sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Godefroy Courtial has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Destin Craven.
Nice cross by Courtial.#T1#
Courtial throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Craven throws a body shot but no joy.
Courtial throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Craven throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
An inside leg kick lands from Courtial.
Courtial throws a body shot but no joy.
Courtial misses with a left hand
enabling Craven to counter with a crisp jab.
Nice defenses there by Courtial.
Craven throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Craven takes a swing at Courtial's ribcage but misses.
A left and a right from Courtial both land. Nice combination.
Craven's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Courtial feints and then cracks Craven's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Craven down.
Craven connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.#T2#
Courtial throws a sloppy body shot
and Craven counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Destin Craven is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
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!
Courtial ducks under a wild hook from Craven.
Craven throws a lazy right hand but Courtial sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Craven pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Craven dodges the punch combination from Courtial.
Craven changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Courtial circles to his right before unloading a perfect head kick! Craven drops to the canvas, hurt badly! Courtial follows Craven to the ground and unloads with a series of strikes that force the referee to step in and end the fight! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:36 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Godefroy Courtial!

 

Event: Sucker Punch Pro Series 83     
Date:   Sep 08, 2021
#R1#
Craven connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Craven tries to bum rush Connor with a series of wild strikes but Connor uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
A little feinted left hand from Connor on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Craven scores with a shot to the body.
Connor throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Connor blocks a head kick by Craven.
A counter left hand to the body from Connor misses its target.
Craven throws a body punch but Connor moves out of range.
Craven throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Sloppy strikes from Craven. Those never looked like landing.
Connor swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Craven 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.
Connor looks to throw the jab but Craven is out of range.
Craven takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing. #ROC#Craven is rocked!
Connor walks into a jab.
Craven tries for a takedown but Connor circles away easily
and Connor scores with a counter punch that sends Craven to the canvas! Connor smells blood - he's punishing Craven with more strikes and the ref has stopped it! Craven has no idea where he is - he's tackled the ref... oh dear, poor guy, the crowd is in hysterics!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:42 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Greg Connor!
Greg Connor seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.

 

Event: Sucker Punch Pro Series 78     
Date:   Aug 14, 2021
#R1#
Craven is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Dismantle.
Craven uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Dismantle.
Craven throws a head kick that misses.
Some wild striking there from Dismantle.
Dismantle swings for the body but Craven moves out of range.
Nice straight punches there by Dismantle. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Dismantle.
Dismantle lands a body shot.
Craven throws the left hand but Dismantle avoids the punch easily.
Dismantle throws an overhand right that lands on Craven's shoulder, as Craven tries to avoid the shot.
Dismantle swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Craven counters with a series of strikes. Dismantle will be more careful next time no doubt.
Dismantle throws a right hand that misses
and Craven counters with a nice uppercut.
Craven throws a shot to the body.
Mickey Dismantle seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Craven throws a nice looking combination but Dismantle bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Dismantle throws the kick towards the body but Craven avoids it.
Dismantle looks to land a left hand but Craven moved out of range nicely.
A looping hook to the body misses from Dismantle. Craven does a little dance to reset his feet.
Dismantle misses with a looping right.
Dismantle cracks Craven with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.#T1#
Craven misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Dismantle.
A swing and a miss from Dismantle.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Craven 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.
Donk. Craven catches Dismantle right on the button with a cross.
Craven throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Dismantle sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Craven defending well as Dismantle loads up on a big left hand.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Dismantle.
Mickey Dismantle is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Craven throws a right hand that misses
and Dismantle counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Dismantle on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Craven misses with a double jab
and Dismantle counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Dismantle throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Dismantle tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Craven was well out of range. Poor timing from Dismantle.
Craven lands a head kick. Dismantle smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Dismantle misses with a body shot. #TD2#
A momentary lapse in concentration from Dismantle enables Craven to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Dismantle manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Dismantle is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Craven working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage. #T2#
Craven looking to pass the guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Dismantle is looking to stand up but Craven isn't so interested in that idea.
Craven passes Dismantle's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Craven missing with some ground and pound from the half guard. #SUB2#
Craven is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg. #SUB2#
Craven is trying to work for a kimura but Dismantle is defending well.
Craven tries to pass the half guard into mount. Dismantle knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt. #T3#
Craven prevents Dismantle from standing back up.
Craven lands strikes from half guard.#SU2#
Craven stands up from half guard... He's had enough of that ground malarky for the time being.
Dismantle jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A slow jab from Dismantle misses its intended target.
Craven misses with a takedown
and Dismantle counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Dismantle takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Dismantle drops his hands momentarily and Craven takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Dismantle swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Dismantle throws a push kick but Craven slaps the foot to one side. #T4#
Craven throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Dismantle throws a push kick but Craven slaps the foot to one side.
Craven replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Dismantle blocks it well.
Craven misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Dismantle lands the left hand.
Dismantle misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Craven.
Craven misses with a two punch combination.
Dismantle went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Craven looks to land a right hand but Dismantle moved out of range.
Dismantle looks to score with a jab to the body but Craven is just out of range.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Dismantle uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Craven.
Dismantle looks to land a right hand but Craven moved out of range.
A head kick misses from Craven.
Craven slips under a jab.
Craven misses the shot to the body.
Craven lands with a cross.
Craven scores with a hook to the body. Dismantle takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Dismantle stalks Craven and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Craven's face. Craven staggers backwards, shaken.#ROC#Craven is rocked!
Dismantle thows a left - swing and a miss!
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Destin Craven will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.#R2#
Nice body punch from Dismantle.
Jab by Dismantle.
Craven is still on wobbly legs! Can Dismantle finish him?
Craven misses with an attempted mid kick.
Craven throws a sloppy head kick and Dismantle moves out of range easily.
Craven closes the distance and clinches up with Dismantle, looking for a takedown. Craven pushes Dismantle against the cage but Dismantle circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Craven dives in for a single leg takedown but Dismantle sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Craven misses with a jab to the body
and Dismantle counters with a nice uppercut.
Dismantle fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Dismantle drops Craven with a big left hand! Craven is injured, injured bad! Dismantle jumps in and finished him with strikes! The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:26 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Mickey Dismantle!
A victorious Mickey Dismantle thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.

 

Event: Sucker Punch Pro Series 70     
Date:   Jul 07, 2021
#R1#
Craven tries to score a power double leg takedown but Connor sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Craven somewhat.
Connor swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Craven misses with a hook. Connor ducked under it nicely.
Decent striking displayed by Connor there.
Craven gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Connor counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Connor throws a body shot but no joy.
Destin Craven seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Craven. Connor shrugs it off though.
Craven shoots in looking for a takedown but Connor manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Craven's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Connor swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Greg Connor has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Destin Craven.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Connor takes one on the button.
Craven misses with a hook
and Connor counters with a right hand to the body.
Connor throws a body shot but no joy.
Connor needs to keep his hands up - Craven had a free shot at his head there.#T1#
Connor looks to land a right hand but Craven moved out of range.
Craven moves out of range of the body kick.
Craven misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Connor.
Craven cracks Connor with a good jab.
Donk. Connor catches Craven right on the button with a cross.
Craven loads up on a big right hand but Connor slips the punch.
Craven with the inside leg kick.
Connor avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
It looked like Connor wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Greg Connor is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Craven misses with a wild body shot.
Craven connects with a right hand. Connor shakes it off.
Craven swinging wildly here. #T2#
Jab from Craven.
Craven throws an off balance right hand #KD#
and Connor counters with a nice right hand that sends Craven toppling to the canvas! Craven scrambles and gets back to his feet - can Connor finish him?!#ROC#Craven is rocked!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Craven jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Craven is still on wobbly legs! Can Connor finish him?
Craven has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Connor finds Craven's off switch, with a big overhand right that connects perfectly to the side of the head! Craven flops back against the cage, eyes gazing into the distance. Connor lands an unnecessary shot before the referee has time to step in and end the fight. Brutal stuff but I'm sure Craven will be OK.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:21 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Greg Connor!
A less than humble Greg Connor misjudged his post fight interview somewhat and came across a little too arrogant whilst trying to hype up his own abilities.

 

Event: Sucker Punch Pro Series 64     
Date:   Jun 05, 2021
#R1#
Thompson missing with a left hand there. Craven was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Thompson thows a left - swing and a miss!
Craven scores with a nice right hand.
We've been hearing reports that Craven has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Craven lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Craven pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Thompson avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Thompson swings for the body but Craven moves out of range.
Nice body punch from Thompson .
Thompson swinging wildly here.
Craven slips a straight right by Thompson .
Thompson connects with a body shot.
Thompson misses with a double jab.
Craven slips a jab from Thompson .
Craven lands a nice shot to the body. #TD#
Thompson gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Craven to score an easy takedown into full guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!#SUB2#
Thompson has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Craven can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself. #T1#
Thompson bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Craven's guard. #REVB#
Thompson stays in close to Craven's body and controls the position. #SUB#
Craven throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Craven trying to keep a closed guard but Thompson is proving a slippery customer.
Craven doesn't do any damage with a couple of strikes from the bottom.
Thompson showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Thompson has been taking part in the yoga sessions down at Gainers . Presumably he's going to look for a slick submission... Or maybe he's looking to avoid one.
Craven looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Thompson content to stall in guard here. #T2#
Craven trying to keep a closed guard but Thompson is proving a slippery customer.
Thompson postures up in Craven's guard and throws a big left but Craven blocks it.
Craven looking to hit a scissor sweep but Thompson is one step ahead there.
Thompson trying to control the position from guard on top but Craven is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #SUB#
Craven is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Craven looking for a sweep. Not yet Craven, not yet.
Thompson is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long. #SUB#
Craven working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Thompson doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Thompson manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem. #T3##SUB#
Craven has his foot on Thompson 's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Thompson works his way back into a safe position though.
Thompson is fighting to break Craven's control of his arms but Craven is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.#SUB#
Craven is working actively from the bottom, looking for submissions. He's escaped his hips to the side and he's going for an armbar! Thompson has his hands clasped together but Craven extends and breaks Thompson 's desperate grasp, forcing a tap out due to armbar! Nice BJJ displayed there by Craven.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:39 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Destin Craven!
Destin Craven tried to hype himself up post fight but didn't word it too well and it ended up with him sounding like a bit of a tool.

 

Event: Sucker Punch Pro Series 57     
Date:   May 01, 2021
#R1#
The fighters circling - Cabrera throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Cabrera getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Cabrera takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Cabrera scores with a sloppy right hand. Craven should have avoided that one.
Cabrera steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Craven.
Craven pulls out of a head kick attempt.
The fighters circling - Cabrera throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A nice side step and Craven releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Craven swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
We've been hearing reports that Cabrera has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Cabrera throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A punch lands to the side of Craven 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Nice jab there from Cabrera. #ROC#Craven is rocked!
Cabrera throws a hook but Craven blocks it.
Craven throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Cabrera is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Craven.
Cabrera smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Craven is still on wobbly legs! Can Cabrera finish 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!
Cabrera will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Craven misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Craven seems to have recovered his senses.
Craven lands a head kick!
Craven slips under a jab from Cabrera.
Cabrera connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Craven walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.#T1#
Cabrera throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Craven stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Cabrera misses the jab.
Cabrera avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Craven defending well as Cabrera loads up on a big left hand.
Cabrera misses with a straight left.
Craven keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Craven throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A combination from Cabrera does no damage.
Cabrera lands with an uppercut that bounces Craven off the cage and back into range.
Destin Craven seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Craven missing with a left hand there. Cabrera was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Cabrera takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Craven shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Cabrera lands with a nice body punch.
Craven ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Cabrera moves away.
A head kick misses from Craven.
Cabrera lands a jab to Craven's midsection.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A jab lands there for Craven.
Craven takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Good standup being displayed there by Craven as he connects with a hook.
Cabrera wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.#T2#
Cabrera keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Craven digs a good body shot into Cabrera's ribs.
Craven thows a body kick. Cabrera tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Craven moves away from the strike by Cabrera.
Craven takes a swing at Cabrera's ribcage but misses.
Cabrera ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Craven moves away.
Craven just misses with a punch to the body.
Craven takes a jab right on the kisser.
Craven thows a left - swing and a miss!
Craven swings for the body but Cabrera moves out of range.
Cabrera stuns Craven with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Craven tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Cabrera was well out of range. Poor timing from Craven.
Craven just misses with a punch to the body.
Cabrera misses with a few strikes there.
A big left from Cabrera misses.
Nice sprawl there from Cabrera as Craven shoots in.
Craven tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Cabrera manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Cabrera shoots in but Craven avoids the takedown attempt easily.#T3#
Cabrera throws a series of punches but Craven moves out of range.
Cabrera takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
A nice leg kick lands there from Craven.
Cabrera takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Craven moves out of range as Cabrera strikes.
Cabrera is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Craven.
Good shot there by Cabrera.
Cabrera jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Craven slips a jab and a cross from Cabrera.
Craven steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Cabrera misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Craven.
Craven throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Craven thows a left - swing and a miss!
Cabrera keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A little feinted left hand from Cabrera on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Nice uppercut there from Craven.
Cabrera misses with a double jab #TD2#
and Craven counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Craven thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Craven looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Cabrera with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position. #SUB2#
Craven is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Cabrera has managed to free his arm - good work. #T4#
Cabrera works his way to full guard. Good work.
Craven throws a strike but Cabrera rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top. #REVR#
Cabrera stopping the sweep attempt from Craven.
Craven keeping moving, preventing Cabrera from controlling successfully. #SUB2#
Craven looking for a guillotine here but Cabrera defends easily.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Craven keeping moving, preventing Cabrera from controlling successfully.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Craven is trying to keep Cabrera in close.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Herve Cabrera dominated that round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare each other down, ready to get back to the action.#R2#
Craven lands a nice shot that snaps Cabrera's head back. #TD2#
Craven closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Craven lands in his opponent's guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#SUB#
Cabrera working for a triangle but Craven defends it easily. #SUB#
Cabrera working for a triangle but Craven defends it easily.
Craven throwing strikes from guard but Cabrera blocks nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Craven trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat. #T1#
Craven tries to free his leg and advance position but Cabrera is retaining full guard.
Craven is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long. #SUB#
Craven throws a sloppy strike and Cabrera has hooked up an armbar on the loose arm! He's turned and extended fully! Craven is forced to tap! Great BJJ from Cabrera!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:31 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Herve Cabrera!
Herve Cabrera 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: Sucker Punch Pro Series 50     
Date:   Mar 27, 2021
#R1#
Craven swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Craven scores with a jab to the body.
Craven with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Ehrmantraut to score with a decent uppercut.
Craven throws a head kick but Ehrmantraut moves out of range.
Ehrmantraut moves away from the strike by Craven.
Craven swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Craven misses the shot to the body.
Craven throws a head kick that half lands.
Destin Craven seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Craven throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Craven finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Craven throws a nice head kick!
Craven ducks under a wild hook from Ehrmantraut.
Craven feinted with a counter takedown.
Ehrmantraut cracks Craven with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Craven throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Craven takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Craven throws the kick towards the body but Ehrmantraut avoids it.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Ehrmantraut looks to land a right hand but Craven moved out of range.
A combination from Craven does no damage.
Ehrmantraut fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Craven.
Craven drops his hands momentarily and Ehrmantraut takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head. #CL#
Craven has Ehrmantraut up against the cage in a clinch.
Ehrmantraut swings wildly with an uppercut but Craven uses good head movement to avoid it. #T1#
Ehrmantraut blocks a body shot from Craven.
Ehrmantraut misses with some punches.
Ehrmantraut lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Craven.
Ehrmantraut throws a head punch that misses.
A head punch on the inside from Ehrmantraut fails to land.
Craven lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Ehrmantraut pushes off an throws an elbow but Craven leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Ehrmantraut misses with the head strike.
Ehrmantraut lands a shoulder strike.
Craven blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Ehrmantraut swings wildly with an uppercut but Craven uses good head movement to avoid it.
Ehrmantraut scores with a nice hook to the head.
Craven looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.
Ehrmantraut fails to land with a short punch on the inside. #TD#
Craven gets a nice trip takedown into half guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!#SUB#
Craven is trying to work for a kimura but Ehrmantraut is defending well.
Ground and pound from Craven. #T2#
Craven wants to pass to mount but Ehrmantraut is defending the position. #SUB2#
Ehrmantraut looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Ehrmantraut wants to control but Craven is keeping busy.
Ehrmantraut manages to get to full guard.
Craven chips away with some ground and pound.#SUB2#
Ehrmantraut looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!
Craven trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Ehrmantraut avoiding any damage from the ground and pound. #SUB2#
Ehrmantraut looking for a guillotine here but Craven defends easily. #SUB2#
Ehrmantraut is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Craven is aware though and is defending well.#T3#
Craven pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Ehrmantraut is keeping the position for now.
Craven trying to control but Ehrmantraut is working from the bottom.
Craven throwing strikes but missing.
Craven looking to pass the guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Craven pushes down on Ehrmantraut's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Craven lands strikes from half guard.#SUB2#
Ehrmantraut actively working from the bottom here.#T4#
Craven uses his free foot to push down on Ehrmantraut's thigh. Eventually he works his other foot free and he's advanced to mount - this is trouble for Ehrmantraut.
Ehrmantraut slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Craven lands strikes from half guard.
Craven looks to land a strike but Ehrmantraut avoids it nicely and regains full guard.
Ehrmantraut is trying to keep Craven in close. #SUB2#
Ehrmantraut looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Craven missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Craven looking to pass the guard. #SUB2#
Ehrmantraut is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Craven is aware though and is defending well.
Craven slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Ehrmantraut tries to buck Craven off but Craven is having none of it.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Destin Craven dominated that round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare each other down, ready to get back to the action.#R2#
Ehrmantraut scores with a nice head shot.#CL2#
Ehrmantraut pushes Craven up against the cage in a clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Ehrmantraut. #BC#
Craven escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Craven swats away the attempt to clinch by Ehrmantraut.
Ehrmantraut throws a front kick aimed at Craven's knee but Craven avoids it well.
Craven was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Craven takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Nice body punch from Craven.
Craven listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Craven pushing out the jab but it's not landing. #TD#
Craven scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Craven passes to side control.
Craven is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Ehrmantraut can do to turn this around?
Ehrmantraut manages to work his way to half guard, despite Craven's best efforts.
Ehrmantraut won't allow Craven to pass to mount. #SUB2#
Ehrmantraut is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Craven pulls his head out easily.
Ehrmantraut works his way to full guard. Good work.#T1#
Craven tries to free his leg and advance position but Ehrmantraut is retaining full guard.
Craven sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Ehrmantraut's guard.
Craven tries to pass to full mount but Ehrmantraut defends it.
Craven has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Ehrmantraut 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.
Destin Craven overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Ehrmantraut tries to reverse the position but Craven maintains control.
Craven landing strikes from the mount and Ehrmantraut is in trouble!
Craven trying to control but Ehrmantraut is having none of it.
Craven is really struggling to control Ehrmantraut but he's trying to hold on to the position.#SUB#
Craven is looking to secure an arm. He's managed it! He's pivoting for an armbar - that looks tight! But Ehrmantraut has managed to get out of it and now he's in a dominant position. Nice work from Ehrmantraut! #T2#
Ehrmantraut wants to get up but he can't break Craven's closed guard. He needs to be careful trying to break the legs open, as he's open to submissions here. #SUB#
Craven working for a triangle but Ehrmantraut defends it easily. #SUB#
Craven is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Ehrmantraut defends well.
Ehrmantraut wants to control from the top but Craven keeps moving.
Ehrmantraut is looking to stand up but Craven won't let him. #SUB#
Ehrmantraut avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Ehrmantraut wants to stand but Craven is controlling his posture from full guard. #T3##SUB2#
Ehrmantraut drops back looking for a leg! Craven is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Craven manages to kick Ehrmantraut off! Ehrmantraut jumps back into Craven's guard. #SUB2#
Ehrmantraut drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Ehrmantraut jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Ehrmantraut trying to control the position from guard on top but Craven is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Craven 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.#SUB2#
Ehrmantraut drops back, looking for a kneebar! Craven looks panicked! The fighters roll across the mat, one looking to finish, one looking to escape. Craven looks to have wriggled free... Yes, he's got his leg free and he's dived into side control! Good work there from Craven! #REVR#
Ehrmantraut wants to control but Craven postures up.#T4#
Craven lands some shots froms side control.
Ehrmantraut avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Craven.
Ehrmantraut tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Craven wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Craven passes to full mount! That's big trouble for Ehrmantraut!
Ehrmantraut gets back to half guard.#SUB#
Craven is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Ehrmantraut is just riding it out for now. Craven eventually gives up the hold.
Craven thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Ehrmantraut slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Craven 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.

Destin Craven dominated that second round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!#R3#
Craven with a hook.
Ehrmantraut pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Ehrmantraut misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Craven half committed to a counter leg kick.
Craven misses the shot to the body.
Ehrmantraut looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Craven takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Ehrmantraut throws an overhand right that lands on Craven's shoulder, as Craven tries to avoid the shot.
Craven misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Craven shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Ehrmantraut but Ehrmantraut pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Ehrmantraut scores with the left hand. Craven knows he should have avoided that one.
Ehrmantraut takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ehrmantraut's corner calls for a 1-2. Ehrmantraut obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range. #TD#
Craven bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Ehrmantraut gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Craven tries to pass to full mount but Ehrmantraut defends it.
Craven working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that. #T1#
Ehrmantraut won't allow Craven to pass to mount.
Ehrmantraut is trying to get back to full guard.#SUB#
Craven is trying to work for a kimura but Ehrmantraut is defending well. #SUB#
Craven seems to be working for a kimura but Ehrmantraut defends the submission attempt.
Ehrmantraut is looking for a sweep. Craven is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Ehrmantraut works his way to full guard. Good work.#T2#
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Ehrmantraut working a defensive guard here.
Craven with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Destin Craven is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Craven looking to sit in guard and control but Ehrmantraut gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top. #REVB#
Craven not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Ehrmantraut trying to control the position from guard on top but Craven is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Ehrmantraut stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Craven swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Ehrmantraut wants to get up but he can't break Craven's closed guard. He needs to be careful trying to break the legs open, as he's open to submissions here.
Ehrmantraut stopping the sweep attempt from Craven.
Ehrmantraut trying to control but Craven is working from the bottom.
Craven looking to control. #T3#
Ehrmantraut trying to stand up but can't free himself from Craven's guard.#SU2#
Ehrmantraut stands up from Craven's guard - Ehrmantraut perhaps looking for a knockout.
Destin Craven is winning the standup battle so far.
Ehrmantraut throws a big shot that misses.
Ehrmantraut throws a hook but Craven avoids it easily.
Craven closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Ehrmantraut fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Craven manages to avoid it.
Craven uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Ehrmantraut.
A cross from Craven lands.
Ehrmantraut misses with a two punch combination.
Mike Ehrmantraut has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Craven stuns Ehrmantraut with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Ehrmantraut keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Ehrmantraut misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Craven.
Craven lands a nice looking body shot.
Craven dips down and scores with a jab to the body.#T4#
Ehrmantraut staying out of range there.
Ehrmantraut is looking to take this fight into the clinch.#CL2#
Ehrmantraut clinches up with Craven and pushes him back against the cage.
Craven is working Ehrmantraut over against the cage.
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!
Craven misses with the head strike.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Ehrmantraut just misses with a elbow thrown towards Craven's brow. #BC#
Craven breaks from the clinch.
Craven keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Ehrmantraut.
Craven throws a leg kick which misses Ehrmantraut's front leg but catches the back leg as Ehrmantraut tries to avoid it.
Craven ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Craven uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Ehrmantraut.
Craven misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Ehrmantraut.
Ehrmantraut swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.#CL2#
Ehrmantraut has taken the fight to the clinch.
Ehrmantraut taking a breather.
A short uppercut from Craven.
A short right from Ehrmantraut on the inside.
Ehrmantraut throws a punch but it's blocked by Craven.

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 Destin Craven.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Craven, winning every round. Will the judges agree? They are the ones who matter, even if they are often depressingly incompetent. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Topper Green scores the fight 30:28
Judge Eliza Hachem scores the fight 30:28
Judge Winston Howard scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Destin Craven!

A very excited looking Destin Craven rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.

 

Event: Sucker Punch Pro Series 43     
Date:   Feb 24, 2021
#R1#
Craven jabs Drake to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Drake slips a jab and a cross from Craven.
Craven just misses with a punch to the body.
Craven looks to score with a jab to the body but Drake is just out of range.
Drake uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Craven.
Craven throws a lazy body kick #TD2#
and Drake counters with a single leg into guard. Craven didn't expect that.
Drake pushing down on Craven's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Craven is trying to get back to full guard.
Drake landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Drake is looking to take a break and control but Craven is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Craven wants to improve his position but Drake is controlling well.
Drake working Craven over with strikes.
Drake sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Craven defending well though.
Drake is looking to take a break and control but Craven is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom. #T1#
Craven wants to get back to full guard.
Drake winds up and cracks Craven with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Drake wants to lay and pray for a moment but Craven keeps working.
Craven tries to get to full guard but Drake has control of the leg.
Drake passes to full mount!
Craven can't escape the position.
Craven taking shots to the head.
Drake landing strikes, looking to finish!
Craven is wriggling around trying to escape.
Drake cracks Craven with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena. #ROC2#Craven is rocked!
Craven working to try and regain half guard.
Oh Craven is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Drake controlling the position easily from mount.
Craven working to try and regain half guard. #T2#
Drake lands a couple of good shots and Craven has given up his back, trying to escape the position!
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Craven is trying to break free.
Good control from Drake.
Drake scores with some strikes to the side of the head there. Good, points scoring shots.
Well, with Drake on his back, surely it's only a matter of time before Craven is tapping out... Can he escape the position?
Craven tries to break free.
Craven trying to control but he's just got himself in more trouble.
Drake trying to control momentarily.
Craven seems to have got his legs back now.
Craven is being controlled on the ground here - he must escape this position otherwise surely the end is near.
Can Craven hold on?! Drake is landing more strikes to his hapless foe.
Craven covers up after taking a massive shot to the side of the head.
Craven is defending well here and trying to improve his position.
A lull in the action here.
Craven is really stuck here. #T3##SUB2#
Drake looking to break Craven's wrist control so he can sink in the choke. Craven remaining controlled and patient though - he really has to keep calm otherwise Drake will wrap this one up with the rear naked choke!
Craven is trying to break free.
Drake has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Drake scores with strikes from the back. #SUB2#
Drake is persistently looking for the submission but Craven is defending it well. #SUB2#
Drake is remaining active here, looking for the choke. The more discerning members of the crowd will appreciate his efforts.
Craven tries to escape but Drake has the hooks in and won't let him break free.
Drake not allowing Craven to control his hands.
Drake wants to control but Craven is keeping busy.
The referee is taking a good look at Craven as he is on the wrong end of some big shots from Drake!
You can see the frustration on Craven's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later. #T4#
Drake just keeping the dominant position. He can't wait too long though, otherwise the referee will stand them back up.
Drake tries to keep control of the position but Craven is staying busy.
Craven is in bad spot here.
Drake lands with a nice looking elbow that stuns Craven.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Craven wants to escape the position.
Craven is working hard here to advance position.#SUB2#
Craven defending nicely against the rear naked choke attempt.
Craven breaks Drake's hooks off and manages to turn into his guard.
Craven is looking to work some ground and pound but Drake has wrist control.
Craven has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.#SUB#
Craven drops back for a leg but he's not going to get it - he lets go and Drake dives on top into guard.#REVB#
Craven seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Drake's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Jake Drake dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!#R2#
Drake will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Craven tries a head kick but it misses.
Drake feints the counter takedown.
Craven misses with an uppercut. Drake saw that one coming.
Craven throws a combination that misses #TD2#
and Drake counters with a nice double leg into side control. Craven won't be happy with that. #SUB2#
Craven wants to improve his position, back to half guard but Drake has ideas of his own. He's got hold of Craven's far side arm and it looks like he's got an Americana. Ohh! Ohhhh! OOOOOOOOOH! A human being's arm is not meant to bend like that! Craven is tapping like a morse code operator on the Titanic! SOS SOS! He's out of here! Great win for Drake!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:35 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Americana). Jake Drake!
A relieved looking Jake Drake thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

Event: SPPS 33 - New Year Bash     
Date:   Jan 01, 2021
#R1#
Craven cracks a nice hook into Sparrow's ribs.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Sparrow.
Sparrow takes one on the button.
Craven dips to his left and cracks Sparrow with an uppercut!
Craven lands a really nice looking cross but Sparrow seems unphased.
Craven rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Sparrow moves out of range and avoids them all easily.#TD2#
Sparrow changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Craven looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Sparrow wants to control but Craven is keeping him busy.
Craven is looking to reverse the position.
Sparrow is putting a hurting on Craven here, landing some big shots from side control.
Craven is looking for a sweep.
Sparrow throwing strikes but missing, from side control.
Craven is looking for a sweep.
Sparrow cracks Craven with a big right hand but Craven just smiles back at him and invites him to have another go.
What's Craven going to do here then? He's in a bit of a pickle.
Craven is trying to improve his position.
Sparrow working the ground and pound from side control.#T1#
Sparrow landing a few strikes.
Craven tries to improve position but can't.
Craven striking from the bottom but nothing landed.
Craven avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Sparrow.
Sparrow looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Craven is avoiding damage well.
Craven tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Sparrow landing strikes.
Sparrow is looking to take a break and control but Craven is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Sparrow tries to move into full mount but can't pass Craven's legs.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Craven tries to strike from the bottom but misses.
Craven gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Sparrow is looking to stall here but Craven recovers full guard. #T2##SUB#
Sparrow stands over his opponent and dives in with a flying punch! Craven throws up his legs and catches Sparrow in a triangle! Oh this looks tight! Sparrow tries to escape but he's forced to tap! Wow, fantastic work there by Craven! That came out of nowhere!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:21 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle Choke). Destin Craven!
After the fight, Destin Craven was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.

 

Event: Sucker Punch Pro Series 27     
Date:   Dec 05, 2020
#R1#
Craven throws a left and a right that both miss
and Craven takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Aalto has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Craven.
Destin Craven seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Craven comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Craven moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Aalto throws a good cross that connects.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Craven 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 Aalto has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Aalto and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Craven tries a head kick but it misses.
Aalto ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Aalto moves out of range of the strikes.
Craven moves out of range of the body kick.
Aalto looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Aalto avoids the head kick by Craven.
Aalto misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Craven looks to score with a jab to the body but Aalto is just out of range.
A little feinted left hand from Aalto on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Craven throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
A little feinted left hand from Aalto on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Craven blocks a head kick by Aalto.
Craven looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Craven misses with a head kick.
Craven keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Aalto scoring well with a low kick there. #T1#
Craven throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
An attempted straight right counter from Aalto misses the target.
Aalto lands with a straight right. Craven didn't see that one coming.
Craven bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Craven smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Aalto avoids a kick to the body.
Craven throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Aalto.
Craven looks to throw a body kick
and Aalto counters with a stiff right hand.
Craven scores with a nice right hand.
Craven throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Aalto blocks the body kick.
Aalto keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
An attempted straight right counter from Aalto misses the target.
A head kick by Craven misses
and Aalto counters with a stiff right hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Craven throws a wild body kick that Aalto sees coming a mile off.
A big left from Craven misses.
Aalto moves out of range of the body kick.
Aalto ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Craven moves away.
Aalto tries to score with a low kick but Craven moves his leg out of the way.#T2#
Craven takes a head kick and shrugs it off. #ROC#Craven is rocked!
Aalto lands a nice leg kick that just misses Craven's sensitive parts.
Craven is still on wobbly legs! Can Aalto finish him?
Craven lands a jab-cross combination.
Craven throws the left hand but Aalto avoids the punch easily.
Craven seems to have recovered his senses.
Craven takes one to the chin there.
A looping hook to the body misses from Aalto. Craven does a little dance to reset his feet.
Aalto avoids the body shot from Craven.
Aalto connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Aalto throws a leg kick but Craven checks it.
Craven connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Aalto connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Craven takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Aalto lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Craven misses with a body shot
and Aalto counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Craven swinging wildly here.
An attempted straight right counter from Aalto misses the target.
Craven misses with a head kick. #T3#
Craven stalks Aalto and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Aalto's face. Aalto staggers backwards, shaken.
Aalto swings for the body but Craven moves out of range.
Aalto wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Aalto lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
A shot to the body from Craven misses
and Aalto counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Aalto misses with a wild body shot.
Aalto is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Craven.
Aalto ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Craven throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Craven tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Aalto swivels and escapes.
Whack! Aalto lands a heavy head kick that drops Craven. The ref tackles Aalto to stop the fight - a great save by the referee because Craven was done.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:43 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Head Kick). Michael Aalto!
Michael Aalto retains his featherweight title!
An out of breath Michael Aalto thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.

 

Event: SPPS 20 - Fright Night     
Date:   Oct 31, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Horrible takedown attempt by Sparrow or perhaps it was just good defense by Craven, which made it look bad.
Craven is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Sparrow with a body shot.
Craven throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Sparrow fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Craven avoids it really well and circles away.#TD#
Sparrow drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into 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.#SUB2#
Craven throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Sparrow postures up. #SUB2#
Sparrow is posturing up here but Craven has hold of an arm and he's gone for an armbar! Sparrow tries to roll out but it's too tight and Sparrow has to tap! Slick submission there by Craven!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Destin Craven!
A less than humble Destin Craven misjudged his post fight interview somewhat and came across a little too arrogant whilst trying to hype up his own abilities.

 

Event: SPPS 19 - Lowballin' Boomers     
Date:   Oct 24, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Stallone scores to the head and body with a nice combination!#TD#
Craven closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
Craven working away.
Stallone is trying to improve his position.#SUB#
Craven working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Craven wants to control but Stallone is keeping him busy. #SUB#
Craven goes for an armbar! This could be all over! Wait, no, Stallone rolls with the submission and now he's on top in Craven's guard! Nice work there by Stallone! #SUB#
Craven has his foot on Stallone's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Stallone works his way back into a safe position though.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Stallone tries to free his leg and advance position but Craven is retaining full guard.
Craven has improved his flexibility recently so we will have to see if he can use that to his advantage.#SUB#
Craven has thrown up a leg looking for a triangle. Stallone doesn't defend quickly enough and Craven has managed to lock this one up! Can Stallone escape?! NO! He's tapping out! Damn, that was a quick submission - congrats to Craven on a fantastic submission victory.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Destin Craven!
After the fight, Destin Craven was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.

 

Event: Sucker Punch Pro Series 11     
Date:   Sep 23, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Mrka tries to clinch up.
Mrka takes one to the side of the head.
The fight stays on the outside here - Mrka looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Craven jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Mrka wants to counter with a clinch but Craven pushes him away.
Mrka tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Craven throws a hook but Mrka blocks it.#CL2#
Mrka has closed the distance and engaged Craven in a clinch. #BC#
Craven breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat. #CL2#
Mrka has Craven up against the cage in a clinch.
Craven tries to break the clinch but Mrka is controlling the position.
A nice left hand lands by Mrka. #BC2#
Mrka breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Craven will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Craven misses with a looping left.
A cross from Craven lands.#TD#
Craven closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Mrka tries to improve position but can't.
Craven in side control, throwing shots but Mrka defends.
Mrka is trying to get back to half guard.#T1#
Craven looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Mrka is avoiding damage well.
You can see the frustration on Mrka's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Craven 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.
Craven throws a knee to the body but it doesn't do much damage.
Sloppy strikes there by Craven.
Craven looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Mrka is avoiding damage well.
Mrka regains half guard.#SUB#
Craven is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Craven thows a huge punch but Mrka dodges it nicely. #SUB#
Craven is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Mrka defends it well. #T2#
Craven trying to pass the guard but Mrka defending well.
Craven missing with some ground and pound from the half guard. #SUB#
Craven is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Mrka doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Craven.
Mrka slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Craven wants to pass the guard but Mrka is keeping the position.
Craven won't allow Mrka to get back to his feet. #T3#
Mrka looking to hit a scissor sweep but Craven is one step ahead there.
Mrka has Craven pulled in close to control his posture.
Craven is looking to pass into half guard but Mrka pushes him away with his feet and jumps on top - now Mrka is in guard.#REVB#
Mrka won't allow Craven to sweep him here. #SUB#
Craven working for a triangle but Mrka defends it easily.
Mrka missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Mrka stopping the sweep attempt from Craven.
Mrka prevents Craven from getting back to his feet.
Mrka preventing the sweep. #T4#
Mrka trying to control the position from guard on top but Craven is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Craven avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Mrka throws a big elbow that misses.
Craven keeping moving, preventing Mrka from controlling successfully.
Craven not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Mrka is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact. #SUB#
Craven has thrown up a leg looking for a triangle. Mrka doesn't defend quickly enough and Craven has managed to lock this one up! Can Mrka escape?! NO! He's tapping out! Damn, that was a quick submission - congrats to Craven on a fantastic submission victory.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:52 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Destin Craven!
Destin Craven decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
Ivan Mrka spoke after the fight, saying 'No way..! Are the judges blind?! Lets run this back right now!!'.

 

Event: Sucker Punch Pro Series 4     
Date:   Aug 22, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Craven throws a right and a left that both miss.
Craven avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Craven throws a low kick, looking for Aldo's leg but Aldo calmly moves out of range.
Craven avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Craven thows a leg kick but Aldo checks it
and Craven takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Aldo takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Destin Craven seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Aldo walks into a jab.
Craven with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Craven misses with a double jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Craven loads up on a big right hand but Aldo slips the punch.
Aldo tries to counter by clinching up but Craven breaks away and moves out of range.
Aldo uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Craven.
Craven misses with a kick to the body. #T1#
Craven looks to throw a body kick
and Aldo counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Craven swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Aldo seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Craven misses with a body shot.
Craven just misses with a punch to the body.
Craven misses with an attempted mid kick.
Craven looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Craven pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Craven looking to land some kicks to the body here.
As Craven tries to get set, Aldo tries to push him back and clinch up but Craven manages to avoid the attempt.
Craven tries to work over Aldo's front leg with a kick but Aldo checks it.
A solid body kick from Craven.
Craven pushes Aldo away with a front kick.#T2#
Craven wants to land a leg kick but Aldo is out of range.
Craven lands a two punch combo.
Aldo keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Craven misses with a body shot.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Craven looks to land a left hand but Aldo moved out of range nicely.
Aldo wants to clinch up but Craven keeps it at a distance.
Aldo tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Craven manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
A big left from Craven misses.
Craven shoots in for a double leg but Aldo sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Craven thows a left - swing and a miss!
Nice defenses there by Aldo.#T3#
Craven throws a body kick that misses
and Aldo counters with a nice uppercut.
Aldo takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Craven throws a body kick that misses.
Aldo tries to close the distance and clinch but Craven swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Aldo tries to close the distance and clinch up but Craven swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Craven scores with a shot to the body.
Aldo defending well as Craven loads up on a big left hand.
Sloppy strikes from Craven. Those never looked like landing.
Craven swats away the attempt to clinch by Aldo.
Aldo doesn't manage to clinch there - Craven circles away. #T4#
Craven misses with the body kick#CL#
and Aldo counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Craven trying to land knees to the body.
Craven's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!#TD2#
Craven pulls guard.
Craven has a closed guard, preventing Aldo from standing up.
Aldo has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Craven looking to hit a scissor sweep but Aldo is one step ahead there. #SUB2#
Craven is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Aldo pushing down on Craven's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Destin Craven dominated that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!#R2#
Craven throws a series of punches but Aldo moves out of range.
It looked like Aldo was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Aldo slips a jab from Craven.
Aldo wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Destin Craven seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Craven throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Craven scores with a hook to the body. Aldo takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Craven moves into range and lands a nice leg kick. #CL#
The fight moves into the clinch position.
Craven fails to pull guard.
Craven has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Craven misses with a shot to the kidneys.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Aldo prevents the takedown attempt.
Aldo using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Craven has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Aldo misses with a hook from the clinch.
Aldo throws a punch but it's blocked by Craven.
Aldo misses with some punches.
Craven wants to break free but Aldo has control. #T1#
Craven has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Aldo after a bit of a struggle.
KJ Aldo has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Destin Craven.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Aldo.
Craven blocking some punches.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Aldo digs a right hand into Craven's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Craven's gas tank. #TD2#
Craven gets double underhooks and manages to take the fight to the ground.
Craven lands a couple of digs.
Craven postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Craven scoring with punches to the head and body. #SUB#
Aldo working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Craven doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Craven manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Craven wants to control from the top but Aldo keeps moving.
Aldo knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Craven on the ground.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Craven trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Aldo controls Craven momentarily but Craven frees himself. #T2#
Craven working some strikes from top position.
Craven with a nice head shot there.#SUB#
Aldo has his foot on Craven's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Craven works his way back into a safe position though.
Aldo 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.
Craven with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Aldo wants to sweep here but Craven controlling him for the moment.
Craven throws a big right hand that misses.
Craven scoring with punches to the head and body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Aldo keeping moving, preventing Craven from controlling successfully.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Craven accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Craven throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Aldo working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Craven. #T3#
Craven trying to control the position from guard on top but Aldo is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Craven makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.#SUB#
Aldo working for a triangle but Craven defends it easily.
Craven passes Aldo's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Craven working the head and body with strikes.
Craven missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Aldo on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Aldo tries to get out of the position.
Craven is looking to advance position but Aldo won't allow it.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Craven connects with a nice short shot to Aldo's temple. #SUB2#
Craven is looking for a kimura but Aldo is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Craven to get the leverage. #T4##SUB#
Aldo actively working from the bottom here.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Aldo looks like he's trying to stand up.
Aldo punching from the bottom.
Craven wants to pass the guard but Aldo is defending well.
Craven seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Craven landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Aldo manages to get to full guard. #SUB2#
Craven drops back looking for a leg! Aldo is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Aldo manages to kick Craven off! Craven jumps back into Aldo's guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Aldo keeping moving, preventing Craven from controlling successfully.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Destin Craven showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!#R3#
Aldo blocks the body kick.
Aldo seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Craven.
Aldo moves in looking to clinch but Craven pushes him off.
Craven pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
An inside leg kick lands from Craven.
Craven shoots and misses
and Aldo counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Aldo throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Craven circles away from the clinch attempt.
Craven appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Aldo has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Craven throws a right hand that Aldo ducks under and follows up with a left that Aldo also avoids with ease.#T1#
Craven misses with a wild body shot.
Craven throws a jab but it's blocked by Aldo.
Craven scores with a kick to the midsection.
Craven lands with a good body shot.
Aldo doesn't manage to clinch there - Craven circles away.
Aldo doesn't manage to clinch there - Craven circles away.
Craven keeps the fight on the outside.
Aldo tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Craven manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Craven throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
KJ Aldo is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Craven with a jab.
Craven shoots for a double leg takedown but Aldo sprawls well. He's pushed Craven's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
KJ Aldo has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Destin Craven.#T2#
Craven just misses with a punch to the body.
Aldo is looking to clinch but Craven is avoiding it. #CL#
Aldo rushes Craven and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Come on Aldo - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Aldo lands a right hand.
Craven is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Aldo throws a head punch that misses.
Aldo pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.#BC2#
Craven breaks from the clinch. #TD2#
Craven shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Aldo is looking for a sweep. Craven is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.#T3#
Craven is looking to advance position but Aldo won't allow it.
Craven has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Aldo is looking to improve his position.
Aldo on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Aldo works his way to full guard. Good work.#SUB#
Aldo is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Craven prevents Aldo from getting back to his feet.
Aldo seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.#SUB2#
Craven drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Craven jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Craven advances to half guard. #T4#
Aldo slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Craven trying to control but Aldo is working from the bottom.
Craven is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Craven passes into half guard.
Aldo wants to improve his position but Craven is controlling well.
Destin Craven is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Craven is taking a breather. Aldo says something to him but it's hard to make out. Perhaps he's telling him to get on with it and actually do something.
Aldo trying to control here.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Damien Edna scores the fight 27:30
Judge Donatello Bradman scores the fight 27:30
Judge Steve Erwin scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Destin Craven!

In his post fight interview, Destin Craven started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.

 

Event: Medieval Combat 5     
Date:   Jul 11, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Craven throws a body punch but Pollock moves out of range.
Craven connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Craven misses with a head kick.
Pollock with the counter takedown but Craven avoids it easily.#CL#
Craven moves into the clinch successfully.
Pollock prevents a body shot from Craven.
Pollock wants to break free but Craven has control.
Craven has Pollock pushed against the cage.
Craven lands on the inside with an uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Craven stalling against the cage. #BC#
Craven escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Craven is looking to score with low kicks.
Pollock tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.#T1#
Craven tried to score with a low kick but Pollock checks it.
Craven fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Pollock checks it well.
Pollock is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Destin Craven seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#CL#
Craven instigates a clinch. #TD#
Craven pulls guard effortlessly.
Craven 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.#SUB#
Craven looking to try and escape his hips here, looking for a submission. It looks like he's going for a triangle but Pollock is defending well. Craven quickly switches to an armbar and extends the arm! Pollock has no choice but to tap, to a very quick submission! Wow, that was lightning fast! Craven celebrates on the cage, with the crowd.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:43 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Destin Craven!
In his post fight interview, Destin Craven started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.

 

Event: Medieval Combat 4     
Date:   Jun 15, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Craven is looking to land body kicks.
Robson is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Robson looks really tired already! That doesn't bode well for a good, competitive fight!
Craven tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Robson was well out of range. Poor timing from Craven.
Craven throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Craven bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Robson's head.
Craven throws a series of punches but Robson avoids them all with ease.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Robson 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.
Destin Craven seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Craven swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Craven fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Robson looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Craven shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Robson defends it nicely.
Craven throws a sloppy head kick and Robson moves out of range easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#CL2#
Robson clinches up against the cage.
Craven has Robson pressed against the cage, preventing Robson from circling away and getting back to striking at range.#TD#
Craven pulls guard effortlessly. #SUB#
Craven pushes a forearm under Robson's chin to create some space. He's escaped his hips and pivoted quickly for an armbar! Can he extend the arm? Yes, Robson is tapping out! Damn, that was fast!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Destin Craven!
Destin Craven bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.

 

Event: Medieval Combat 3     
Date:   Jun 06, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Takahashi ducks under a wild hook from Craven.#CL2#
Takahashi instigates a clinch.
Takahashi pushes Craven back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
A short right from Takahashi.
Craven fails to land with a short punch on the inside. #KD2#
Takahashi lands a big uppercut and Craven is down! He's in big trouble - Takahashi follows him to the mat! #ROC2#Craven is rocked!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Craven wants to get back to his feet.
Oh Craven is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Takahashi content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Craven is looking to improve his position. #SUB#
Craven looking for submissions off his back.
Craven seems to have got his legs back now.
Takahashi passes the guard and advances to mount!
Craven is wriggling around trying to escape. #T1#
Takahashi sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Craven is in all sorts of trouble here.
Takahashi controlling the position easily from mount. #SUB2#
Takahashi wants to finish this one by submission but Craven is holding onto his waist, trying to prevent any attacks from Takahashi. #SUB2#
Takahashi is working on an americana here. Ooh, that looks pretty nasty! Nope, Craven has managed to escape the submission attempt.
Takahashi takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Let's hope that Takahashi has the urge to step up the pace any second now because for the last 15 or 20 seconds he's just been holding on tight.#SUB2#
Takahashi throws some shoulder strikes here and then postures up. Oh, he's gone for an armbar! Craven has his hands clasped together but Takahashi breaks the hold and Craven is forced to tap! This one is aaaaaaaaaaall over! That was lightning fast by Takahashi!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Ryoto Takahashi!
A less than humble Ryoto Takahashi misjudged his post fight interview somewhat and came across a little too arrogant whilst trying to hype up his own abilities.

 

 
 
 
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