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Event: DMMA 306     
Date:   Apr 03, 2024
#R1#
Panda fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kuomanen manages to avoid it.
Kuomanen changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Kuomanen.
Panda flicks out a counter leg kick but Kuomanen steps away.
Panda throws a hook but Kuomanen blocks it.
Panda throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Kuomanen drops down looking for a counter takedown but Panda sprawls and moves away.
Panda turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Kuomanen takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
That kick from Panda tenderised Kuomanen's leg. Kuomanen is trying to keep his angry face on.
Panda misses with an uppercut
and Kuomanen counters with a right hand to the body.
Kuomanen throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kuomanen throws a poor cross that misses
enabling Panda to counter with a crisp jab.
Panda keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Panda steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Kuomanen.
Panda connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.#T1#
Panda throws a leg kick but Kuomanen moved away.
Panda misses with a looping right.
Kuomanen tries to counter with a takedown but Panda is quick to defend against it.
Panda lands a nice shot to the body.
Panda throws a head kick but Kuomanen moves out of range.
Kuomanen feinted with a counter takedown.
Panda throws a lazy right hand but Kuomanen sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
A shot to the liver by Panda. Beautiful body shot.
Panda misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Panda throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Kuomanen tries to counter with a takedown but Panda is quick to defend against it.
Kuomanen throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Kuomanen slips under a jab from Panda.
KT Panda seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Panda fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kuomanen manages to avoid it.
Panda closes the distance looking to clinch #TD#
and Kuomanen counters with a single leg into guard. Panda didn't expect that.
Panda is looking to stand back up... there's a bit of a scramble and Kuomanen dives into side control. #T2##REVB#
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Panda looking for a sweep but Kuomanen has passed into full mount! Oh no!
Kuomanen looking to control and managing it successfully.
Panda gets back to half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Nice strikes from Kuomanen there.
Kuomanen seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Panda won't allow Kuomanen to pass to mount.
Panda is looking for a sweep. Kuomanen is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Kuomanen looking to pass the half guard. Not this time. #SUB#
Kuomanen is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg. #SUB#
Kuomanen is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Panda sees it coming and defends easily.#T3#
Panda is controlling Kuomanen's position as best he can from this difficult position.#SUB#
Kuomanen wants to work for an arm triangle but Panda is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Panda keeping hold of Kuomanen's head, controlling as best he can.
Kuomanen working over Panda with some ground and pound. Panda looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Kuomanen sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Panda defending well though.
Panda is trying to control but Kuomanen manages to pass to mount!
Kuomanen avoids the attempt from Panda to control.
Kuomanen lands a big elbow.
Panda is trying to escape the mount. #T4##SUB#
Kuomanen is going oldschool here, as he tries to force Panda to tap using a forearm choke. This isn't 1993 though, so Panda shrugs it off.
The crowd growing excited in anticipation of a finish here! Right on cue, Kuomanen cracks his opponent with a massive right hand that draws loud cheers!
Panda 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.
Kuomanen thows a huge punch but Panda dodges it nicely.
Kuomanen is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Kuomanen is looking to take a break and control but Panda is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Panda has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Kuomanen is working away from the top position though.
Kuomanen trying to mount his opponent but Panda defends it.
Kuomanen sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Panda defending well though.
Panda is looking to escape.
Kuomanen thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Panda's head.
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 Ahjo Kuomanen will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!#R2#
Panda ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A nice inside leg kick there by Panda. That's going to slow Kuomanen down.
Kuomanen looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Kuomanen scores with a nice strike.
Kuomanen ducks under a wild hook from Panda.
Kuomanen tries to counter with a takedown but Panda is quick to defend against it.
KT Panda seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Panda walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.#TD#
Kuomanen scores with a takedown into Panda's guard.
Kuomanen trying to control but Panda is working from the bottom.
Ahjo Kuomanen overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Panda trying to control the position.
Kuomanen scoring with punches to the head and body.
Kuomanen throwing strikes from guard but Panda blocks nicely.
Kuomanen trying to control but Panda is working from the bottom. #T1#
Panda wants to stand up but Kuomanen is controlling him.
Kuomanen lands a couple of elbows.
Panda controlling the position.
Kuomanen pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Panda is keeping the position for now.
Kuomanen works over Panda with some ground and pound from guard.
Panda wants to sweep here but Kuomanen controlling him for the moment.
Panda is adopting a defensive guard.
Panda looking to control.
Kuomanen trying to control the position from guard on top but Panda is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kuomanen forces his way into half guard.
Kuomanen 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.#T2##SUB#
Kuomanen is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Panda avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Kuomanen. #SUB#
Kuomanen is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Kuomanen is trying to control the action in half guard but Panda is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Kuomanen perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Panda is trying to control but can't.
Kuomanen is looking to advance position but Panda won't allow it.
Kuomanen performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Panda wants to get back to his feet.
Panda keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound. #T3#
Panda tries to get to full guard but Kuomanen has control of the leg.
Kuomanen tries to pass to full mount but Panda defends it.
Panda keeps control of the position for the meantime.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kuomanen controlling the action here.
Panda tries to get to full guard but Kuomanen has control of the leg.
Panda trying to control from the bottom.
Panda avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Kuomanen.
Panda is trying to control but can't. #T4#
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Kuomanen is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Kuomanen thows a huge punch but Panda dodges it nicely.
Kuomanen is keen to just control but Panda is a slippery customer.
Kuomanen thows a huge punch but Panda dodges it nicely.
Panda avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Kuomanen. #SUB#
Kuomanen is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Panda defends it well.
Panda trying to hold on to Kuomanen's head to control him but Kuomanen postures up.
Panda is doing well to avoid being mounted. He's controlling the position at the moment.
Panda wants to control but Kuomanen is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Panda preventing any damage for now, controlling his opponent's head.
Panda has hold of Kuomanen's hands but Kuomanen slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Ahjo Kuomanen dominated that second round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!#R3#
Panda rushes in with a sloppy looking punch #TD#
and Kuomanen counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Panda tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Panda has Kuomanen pulled in close to control his posture.
Panda trying to control the position.
Panda wants to stand up but Kuomanen is controlling him.
Kuomanen wants to pass the guard but Panda is keeping the position.
Panda is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Panda seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Kuomanen passes into half guard.
Panda won't allow Kuomanen to pass to mount. #T1#
Kuomanen seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Panda does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Kuomanen works his foot free and advances to mount.
Panda tries to lock up and control but Kuomanen gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Panda is in all sorts of trouble here.
Kuomanen lands with some vicious ground and pound - can Panda hang on?
Kuomanen in mount throwing good strikes here, bouncing his opponent's head off the canvas.
Panda wants to control but Kuomanen is having none of it.
Panda is wriggling around trying to escape.
Panda takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Kuomanen working the ground and pound effectively.
Panda is working to get back to half guard.
Kuomanen with a couple of short strikes.#ROC#Panda is rocked!
Kuomanen softens up his opponent with a couple of shots there and then CRACK! One massive shot lands there and Panda is out cold! Kuomanen jumps to his feet and celebrates on the cage with the fans, who are, quite frankly, going absolutely mental!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:57 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Ahjo Kuomanen!
Ahjo Kuomanen retains his super heavyweight title!
After winning the bout, Ahjo Kuomanen thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.

 

Event: DMMA 299 Panda vs Ship     
Date:   Mar 09, 2024
#R1#
Ship stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Ship uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Panda.#TD2#
Ship throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Panda tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Ship is in Panda's guard.
Panda has control of Ship's left arm, preventing Ship from doing any damage.
Ship wants to pass the guard but Panda is keeping the position.
Panda is adopting a defensive guard.
Ship looking to pass the guard.
Ship trying to control the position from guard on top but Panda is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda trying to control the position.
Ship trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Ship trying to control but Panda is working from the bottom. #T1#
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
Panda pulls Ship in close to prevent any damage. #REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Ship chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Panda can pounce on him.
Panda lands with a hook. Ship tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head. #TD2#
Ship shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Panda napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Panda tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Ship wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Panda is trying to escape the position but Ship is controlling the position.
Ship trying to control the action but Panda is working from the bottom.
Panda keeps Ship under control for a moment.#T2##SUB2#
Ship looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Panda is looking for a sweep.
Panda is trying to control Ship's posture but Ship avoids it.
Panda is positioning himself to get back to half guard. #SUB2#
Ship thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Ship wants to control but Panda is keeping him busy. #T3#
Panda is trying to improve his position.
Ship staying calm.
Panda is trying to stand back up. He's worked his way up against the cage but Ship has just dragged him back down to the mat.
Panda struggling a bit here.
Panda tries to improve position but can't.
Ship tries to advance to mount but Panda denies him.
Panda is trying to stand back up. He's worked his way up against the cage but Ship has just dragged him back down to the mat.
Ship working away.
Panda tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Panda wants to get back to his feet.#T4#
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Ship trying to control the action but Panda is working from the bottom. #SUB2#
Ship wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Panda, who protects the arm well. #SUB2#
Ship tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Ship has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Panda tries to bench press Ship off him but Ship keeps the position.
Panda can't do much from the bottom here.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Panda tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Ship trying to control the action but Panda is working from the bottom.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Roman Ship 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#
Panda thows a left - swing and a miss!
Ship on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Panda. Panda obviously looking to wear him down.
Panda looks to score with a jab to the body but Ship is just out of range.
Panda misses with a hook. Ship ducked under it nicely.
Ship changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.#TD2#
Panda gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Panda trying to keep a closed guard but Ship is proving a slippery customer.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Ship trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Ship postures up.
Ship not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Roman Ship has got the better of the ground game so far.
Panda trying to control the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda keeping moving, preventing Ship from controlling successfully.
Panda is controlling Ship's posture.#T1#
Panda trying to keep a closed guard but Ship is proving a slippery customer. #REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Panda staying out of range there.
Panda lands a really nice looking cross but Ship seems unphased.
Ship fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Panda manages to avoid it.
Panda takes one to the side of the head.
Panda ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Ship moves away.
Ship throws out a loose jab but Panda uses good head movement to avoid it. #CL#
Panda clinches up against the cage.
Ship goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Panda's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Panda lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Ship.
Ship blocking some punches.
Ship prevents a body shot from Panda.
Ship working aggressively here.
Ship misses with a short punch on the inside. #T2#
Ship tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Panda smiles and moves away.
Panda dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Ship takes a swing at Panda's ribcage but misses.
A jab from Ship does it's job there.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Panda wants to clinch up but Ship keeps it at a distance.#CL#
Panda darts in and clinches Ship up against the cage.
Panda tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Panda throws a punch but it's blocked by Ship.
Panda tries a body shot but Ship blocks it.
Panda lands a hook to the side of the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Panda.
Panda misses with the head strike.
Panda fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Ship goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Panda scores with a shoulder strike. #T3##BC2#
Ship's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Panda is looking to land body kicks.
Ship cracks Panda with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Ship throws a body punch but Panda moves out of range.
We've been told by Panda's head coaches at Crapollas Gym that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Panda swings for the body but Ship moves out of range.
Ship misses with a looping left.
Panda connects with a body shot that sends Ship's belly button to the back.
Panda throws a jab when Ship was well out of range.
Ship jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Ship uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Panda.
KT Panda is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Donk. Ship catches Panda right on the button with a cross.
Panda lands a jab to the nose.
Panda ducks under a wild hook from Ship.
Ship takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Panda cracks a nice hook into Ship's ribs.#T4#
Panda swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Ship misses with a body punch
letting Panda counter with a right hand. #CUT#It looks like Roman Ship has been cut.
Panda throws out a loose jab but Ship uses good head movement to avoid it.
Panda throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Ship sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Ship checks a low kick from Panda.
Panda staying out of range there.
It looked like Panda was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Ship.
Panda fails in his attempt to clinch.
Ship misses the jab.
As Ship tries to get set, Panda tries to push him back and clinch up but Ship manages to avoid the attempt.
Ship moves out of range of the body kick from Panda.
Panda takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Panda uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Ship.
Nice jab there from Ship.
A punch lands to the side of Panda 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Ship swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Donk. Ship catches Panda right on the button with a cross.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that KT Panda will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Roman Ship's cut.
That's time! Panda's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!#R3#
Panda jabs at Ship's body.
A solid body kick from Panda.
Panda swings for the body but Ship moves out of range.
Panda takes one to the chin there.
Ship tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Panda paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Panda looks for the body kick but Ship saw that one coming.
Panda ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Ship moves away.
Panda ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Ship moves away.
KT Panda is winning the standup battle so far.
Panda lands with a shot to the body.
Ship throws a body shot but no joy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Ship feints the counter takedown.
Panda looks to score with a jab to the body but Ship is just out of range.
Ship tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Ship misses with an uppercut
and Ship takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Panda is looking to wear down Ship with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Panda cracks Ship with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Panda looks to land a right hand but Ship moved out of range.#T1#
Ship looks to land a left hand but Panda moved out of range nicely.
Ship gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Panda tries a head kick but it misses.
Panda tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Ship was well out of range. Poor timing from Panda.
Ship drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Panda defends it well.
Panda thuds a left hand into Ship's body.
Ship stuns Panda with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Ship jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Panda misses the jab.
Ship scores with the left hand. Panda knows he should have avoided that one.
Ship throws a body shot but no joy.
Ship throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Panda blocks a jab.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Ship.
Ship ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Panda moves away.#T2##CL#
Panda has managed to clinch.
Ship stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Ship blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Ship blocks an uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A short right from Panda.
Panda throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Ship takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Ship lands with a short shot to the head.
Panda scores with a nice hook to the head.
Panda lands a body shot in the clinch.
Ship makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Ship tries to pull guard but Panda holds him up against the cage and eventually Ship drops back down to his feet.
Panda lands a nice shot to the body.
Panda misses with a hook to the ribs.
Ship misses with a hook from the clinch.
Panda misses with a hook from the clinch.
Panda lands a shoulder strike.
Ship misses with a shot to the kidneys. #T3#
Panda throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Ships head.
A bit of stalling here from Ship.
Panda lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Ship throws a head punch that misses.
Panda tries to throw a body punch but Ship avoids it by throwing Panda back against the cage.
Panda misses with a hook to the ribs.
Ship lands a right hand.
Panda lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Ship misses with a punch on the inside.
Panda misses with a short punch on the inside.
Ship tries to stall but Panda uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Panda misses with a punch on the inside.
Panda lands a nice shot to the body.
Ship fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Panda scores with a shoulder strike.
Panda throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Ships head.
Ship blocks a body shot from Panda.
Panda misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A head punch on the inside from Panda fails to land. #T4##TD2#
Ship manages to pull guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Panda stays in close to Ship's body and controls the position.
Ship is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Panda is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Ship looking for a sweep. Not yet Ship, not yet.
Panda passes Ship's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Panda seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Panda seems to have lost interest with the ground game and is thinking about standing back up.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Gwen Towbar scores the fight 29:29
Judge Stewart Dunkirk scores the fight 29:29
Judge Cecil Peabody scores the fight 28:29

The fight is ruled a majority draw!

 

Event: DMMA 289 Mumba vs Nicoletta     
Date:   Feb 04, 2024
#R1#
A low kick from Panda is predictable there #TD#
and Cortez counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
Cortez throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Cortez not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Panda has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Cortez is working away from the top position though.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Panda is looking to get back to is feet but Cortez passes into side control.
Cortez 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.
Cortez is putting a hurting on Panda here, landing some big shots from side control.
Panda is letting Cortez control him for a moment.
Panda keeps Cortez under control for a moment.
Panda is looking for a sweep.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda is not content to let Cortez control the position.
Cortez postures up a little and throws a couple of hammerfists but they don't connect properly.
Panda regains half guard.#T1#
Panda has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Cortez is working away from the top position though.
Cortez sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Panda defending well though.
Panda wants to improve his position but Cortez is controlling well.
Cortez seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Panda does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Panda tries to roll over but Cortez keeps him under control.
Panda is still trying to improve position.
Cortez lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Panda holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.
We've been hearing good reports from Cortez's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
Cortez tries to pass to full mount but Panda defends it.
Cortez not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Cortez is looking to advance position but Panda won't allow it.
Panda taking some punishment here, with Cortez in his half guard. #T2#
Panda keeps control of the position for the meantime.
Cortez takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Cortez looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Cortez wants to free his trapped foot but Panda is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Cortez is looking to take a break and control but Panda is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Still in half guard, Cortez seems content to control.
Panda is looking to control Cortez's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Panda avoid being mounted?
Cortez throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Panda tries to get to full guard but Cortez has control of the leg.
Cortez is keen to just control but Panda is a slippery customer.
Panda wants to control but Cortez is keeping busy.
Cortez throwing shots but Panda is blocking nicely. #T3#
Panda is not content to let Cortez control the position.
Panda is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though. #SUB#
Cortez is working for a submission of some sort.
Cortez thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Panda's head.
Cortez wants to control but Panda is keeping him busy.
Cortez tries to pass the half guard into mount. Panda knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt. #SUB#
Cortez is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Panda defends it well.
Panda keeping control of the position.
Panda is looking to escape.#T4#
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Cortez wants to control but Panda is keeping him busy.
If this pace continues, the referee will definitely step in and force a standup.
Cortez looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Panda gets back to full guard.
Panda working a defensive guard but Cortez passes into half guard.
Panda is trying to control but can't.
Cortez throwing shots but Panda is blocking nicely.
Panda is trying to control but can't.
Cortez working over Panda with some ground and pound. Panda looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Cortez passes to side control.
Panda is putting a lot of effort into getting back to his feet here.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.#SUB#
Cortez tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
You can see the frustration on Panda's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Don Cortez dominated that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!#R2#
Panda looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Panda fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Cortez manages to avoid it.
Cortez throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Cortez has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Panda.
Cortez gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Cortez jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Cortez has a takedown stuffed.
Cortez throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Cortez throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Don Cortez is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Panda swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Panda walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Cortez uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Panda.
Don Cortez seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Cortez takes a shot right to the bread basket.#T1#
Panda tries a head kick but it misses.
Cortez throws out a loose jab but Panda uses good head movement to avoid it.
Cortez fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Cortez throws a shot from downtown. Panda moves away and avoids it.
Cortez changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Panda tries to avoid it but Cortez manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Panda to the ground. Panda escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
KT Panda is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Panda.
Cortez stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Panda.
Panda buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Panda connects with a body shot that sends Cortez's belly button to the back.
Panda lands with a shot to the body.
Panda throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
KT Panda seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Cortez throws a right and a left that Panda avoids nicely.
Panda takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
A slow jab from Cortez misses its intended target.
A slow jab from Cortez misses its intended target.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Cortez scores with a punch to the head.
Cortez is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Panda can do to turn this around?#T2#
Cortez misses with a hook. Panda ducked under it nicely.
Cortez closes the distance and clinches up with Panda, looking for a takedown. Cortez pushes Panda against the cage but Panda circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Don Cortez. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Panda scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Cortez misses with a jab, cross combination.
Panda let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Panda throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Panda walks into a jab.
Cortez has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Panda.
Panda misses with a body shot.
Cortez connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Some wild striking there from Cortez.
Panda let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Panda throws a hook but Cortez avoids it easily.
An attempted straight right counter from Cortez misses the target.
Panda scores with a body shot.
Panda is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Cortez rather than just go for the knockout.
Panda lands with a kick to the ribs.
Panda digs a good body shot into Cortez's ribs.
Panda tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Cortez manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.#T3#
Panda misses with a body shot.
Cortez misses with a hook.
Cortez is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Cortez avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Panda throws a low kick, looking for Cortez's leg but Cortez calmly moves out of range.
Cortez looks to land a combination but Panda avoids it well.
Cortez needs to keep his hands up - Panda had a free shot at his head there.
A telegraphed right hand from Panda misses the target.
Panda ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Panda misses the shot to the body. #CL2#
Panda has taken the fight to the clinch.
Panda swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Cortez blocking some punches.
Panda lands with a short punch from the clinch. #TD#
Cortez has dropped down and is working for a takedown. Panda is trying to keep an underhook but Cortez manages to get the takedown into half guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Panda is controlling Cortez's trapped leg to prevent Cortez from advancing to side control.#T4##SUB#
Cortez is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Panda doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Cortez.
Panda holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.
Panda is trying to maintain the position but Cortez is very close to passing his half guard.
Cortez drops an elbow to the side of Panda's head.
Panda is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Cortez not landing any meaningful shots this time.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

KT Panda showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!#R3#
Panda gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Cortez.
Cortez looks to land a combination but Panda avoids it well.
Panda slips under a jab from Cortez.
Panda throws a nice inside leg kick.
Panda scores with a hook.
Panda lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Panda on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Cortez fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Panda wants to counter with a clinch but Cortez pushes him away.
The fighters circling - Cortez throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Cortez fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Panda keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Cortez.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda takes a swing at Cortez's ribcage but misses.
Panda dodges the punch combination from Cortez.
Cortez checks the leg kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Panda. Cortez does a little dance to reset his feet.#T1#
Cortez closes this distance looking for a takedown but Panda circles away.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Don Cortez. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Panda ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Panda fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Cortez is out of range.
Panda displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Cortez throws out the jab.
Cortez misses with an uppercut
and Panda counters with a low kick, right behind Cortez 's knee.
Cortez closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Panda dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Cortez tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Panda was well out of range. Poor timing from Cortez.
Cortez takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Panda swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Panda throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Cortez throws a body punch but Panda moves out of range.
Panda throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Panda swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Panda misses with a two punch combination.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Panda with the inside leg kick. #T2#
Cortez digs a good hook to Panda's body.
Panda misses the jab.
Cortez misses with a looping left.
Panda swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Cortez is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Panda avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Panda takes a jab right on the kisser.
Panda ducks right into an uppercut from Cortez.
Cortez looks to land a combination. Panda sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.#CL2#
Panda clinches with his opponent.
Panda swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Panda misses with a body punch.
Panda misses with a punch to the body.
Panda misses with a short punch on the inside.
Panda tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Cortez blocks a body shot from Panda.
Panda fails to land with a short punch on the inside. #T3#
Cortez wants a takedown.
Panda doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Panda lands a shot to the body.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Panda misses with a body punch.
Panda lands a shoulder strike.
Cortez is looking for a takedown.
Panda lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Cortez backwards.
Cortez blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Cortez.
Panda misses with the head strike.
Panda lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Panda working aggressively here.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Panda lands with a short head shot on the inside. #T4#
Panda throws a head punch that misses.
Panda can't find room to land a body shot as Cortez controls the action.
A hook to the body from Panda.
Panda swings wildly with an uppercut but Cortez uses good head movement to avoid it.
Panda lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Panda presses Cortez against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Panda lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Panda misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A right hook to the body lands for Panda.
Panda swings wildly with an uppercut but Cortez uses good head movement to avoid it.
A right hook to the body lands for Panda.
Panda lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Cortez or not.
Cortez's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 28:29
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 28:29
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... KT Panda!

 

Event: DMMA 279 Evans vs McKane     
Date:   Jan 07, 2024
#R1#
Hill scores with a hook to the body. Panda takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Panda throws a body punch but Hill moves out of range.
Hill appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Panda connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Panda tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hill was well out of range. Poor timing from Panda.
Hill throws a body punch but Panda moves out of range.
A big right from Hill misses.
A solid leg kick lands there for Panda. #CL2#
Hill gets a clinch.
Panda goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Panda managing to block the knees to the body from Hill.
Hill lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Hill with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Panda swings wildly with an uppercut but Hill uses good head movement to avoid it.
Panda swings wildly with an uppercut but Hill uses good head movement to avoid it.
Panda lands a right hand.
Hill lands with a short head shot on the inside.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hill lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Panda prevents a body shot from Hill. #T1#
Hill is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Panda is defending well for now.
Panda swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hill has a couple of punches blocked by Panda.
Hill lands a body punch.
Panda struggles to land a body shot inside as Hill controls his hands.
Hill misses with a hook to the ribs.
Panda managing to block the knees to the body from Hill.
Hill lands a glancing elbow in the clinch. #CUT2#It looks like KT Panda has been cut.
Hill throws an elbow that misses.
Hill blocks a body shot from Panda.
Hill is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Panda is defending well for now.
Panda lands a shoulder strike.
Hill tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Panda avoids it.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Panda.
Hill tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Panda's elbow.
Panda tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Panda has a couple of punches blocked by Hill.
Hill struggles to land a body shot inside as Panda controls his hands.
Panda misses with a hook to the ribs.
Good body shot from Panda.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hill. #T2#
Panda lands a body shot.
Panda blocks a body shot from Hill.
Hill goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Panda working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Panda pushes Hill back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Hill looks winded!
Panda scores with a shot to the side of Hill's head.
A left hand lands to the body for Panda.
Panda working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Panda lands a right hand that snaps the head of Hill backwards.
A shot in the inside from Panda.
Hill looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Panda lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Hill blocks a body shot from Panda.
Panda managing to block the knees to the body from Hill.
Panda lands a right hand that snaps the head of Hill backwards.
Hill misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Panda throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Panda doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Panda tries a body shot but Hill blocks it.
Panda scores with a shoulder strike. #T3#
Panda lands a body punch in the clinch.
Hill's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Panda is leaning against Hill and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Panda scores with a shot to the side of Hill's head.
Panda is working Hill over against the cage.
Panda lands a left hand.
A hook to the body from Panda.
Good body shot from Panda.
Panda works on Hill's body with a couple of short punches.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Panda.
Panda lands a right hand that snaps the head of Hill backwards.
Panda lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Good body shot from Panda.
Panda makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Panda lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Hill backwards.
Panda lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Hill backwards.
Panda lands a hook that snaps the head of Hill backwards.
Panda lands with a light punch inside.
A hook to the body from Panda.
Panda works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process. #T4#
Panda working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Nice body punch from Panda - that landed with a thud.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Panda.
Panda lands a left hand.
Nice body punch from Panda - that landed with a thud.
Panda is working Hill over against the cage.
Panda lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
A nice right hand lands inside from Panda.
Panda lands a body shot.
Panda scores with a nice hook to the head.
Panda lands with a right to the head.
A short right from Panda on the inside.
Panda lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Panda lands a left hand.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Panda pushes Hill back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Panda working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Panda working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Panda lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Hill or not.
Panda makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

KT Panda dominated that round.
The cut man is working on KT Panda's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!#R2#
Panda cracks Hill with a right hand to the side of the head.
Panda throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Hill counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
KT Panda seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Panda connects with a crisp jab.
Panda scores with a kick to the body.
Panda is looking to slow Hill down with leg kicks.
We've been told by Panda's head coaches at Crapollas Gym that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Hill throws an overhand right that lands on Panda's shoulder, as Panda tries to avoid the shot.
Panda is looking to slow Hill down with leg kicks.
Crunch! Panda slams his shin into Hill's torso.
Panda throws a nice head kick!
Panda throws a nice outside leg kick.
Hill stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Panda.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hill is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Hill is breathing heavily.#T1#
Panda just misses with a punch to the body.
Panda chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Panda connects with a body shot.#CL#
Panda forces Hill back against the cage and clinches.
Panda throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Panda lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Panda lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Panda makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A short left from Panda.
Panda digs a right hand into Hill's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Hill's gas tank.
Panda lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Panda cracks Hill with a nice body shot.
Panda lands an uppercut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Panda misses with a punch to the body.
Panda working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Panda prevents a body shot from Hill.
Panda lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Panda lands with a short head shot on the inside. #T2#
Panda doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Panda cracks Hill with a nice body shot.
Panda scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Panda lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Panda lands with a right to the head.
Panda gets through Hill's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Panda lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Hill backwards. #ROC#Hill is rocked!
Panda scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Hill is still on wobbly legs! Can Panda finish him?
A short right hand to the side of the head by Panda.
Panda lands a big right hand that drops Hill! The killer instinct kicks in and Panda finishes his opponent with a series of strikes from mount. A dominating finish by Panda!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:39 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). KT Panda!
The defeated Devin Hill had this to say: 'No one likes seeing their opponent's hand raised, but that just means that they were the better man today. My team at 3Band MMA and I will break down this match and make the proper changes for my next camp.'.

 

Event: DMMA 272 Cowan vs Kruth     
Date:   Dec 16, 2023
#R1#
Kuomanen doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Panda buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Kuomanen takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Panda tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Kuomanen manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Kuomanen slips under a jab from Panda.
Kuomanen changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Panda throws a body shot but no joy.
Kuomanen tries to counter with a takedown but Panda is quick to defend against it.
Kuomanen avoids the body shot from Panda.
Kuomanen misses with an uppercut.
KT Panda seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Panda throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kuomanen feinted with a counter takedown.
Kuomanen throws a body punch but Panda moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda is looking to clinch. #TD#
Kuomanen closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Panda tries to kick Kuomanen off but Kuomanen keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.
Panda wants to get back to full guard.
Kuomanen 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#
Kuomanen drops an elbow to the side of Panda's head.
Panda tries to get to full guard but Kuomanen has control of the leg.
Kuomanen is nestled in close to Panda, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kuomanen throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Kuomanen is pressing down on Panda's thigh, looking to free his foot. Panda is holding on for now.
Panda trying to control here.
Kuomanen moves into full mount! Panda won't be happy about that!
Panda is bucking up trying to escape but Kuomanen cracks him with another couple of good strikes.
Panda really trying hard to get back to half guard here. #SUB#
Panda defends a decent attempt at a guillotine from Kuomanen.
Panda tries to hold on but Kuomanen pushes him away.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Panda tries to control Kuomanen's body but Kuomanen pushes him off. Panda squirms to his side and now Kuomanen has his back!
Panda is trying to get back to his feet but he's not managed it yet. #T2#
Panda turns into Kuomanen and is now in his guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!#SUB#
Kuomanen is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Panda defends well.
Panda wants to control from the top but Kuomanen keeps moving. #SUB#
Panda got a little sloppy there for a moment and Kuomanen has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Panda has managed to get both his arms back between Kuomanen's legs - danger averted.#SUB#
Kuomanen is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Panda defends well.
Panda engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Kuomanen trying to control the position. #T3#
Panda controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling. #SUB#
Kuomanen has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Panda can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Panda wants to control from the top but Kuomanen keeps moving. #SUB#
Kuomanen throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Kuomanen keeping moving, preventing Panda from controlling successfully. #SUB#
Kuomanen throwing his legs up looking for a triangle. #SUB#
Kuomanen working for a triangle but Panda defends it easily. #T4#
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Panda would like to get this fight back to the feet but can't get free from the closed guard. #SUB#
Panda avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Panda sitting in guard here, content to control.
Panda wants to control from the top but Kuomanen keeps moving. #SUB#
Kuomanen is active off his back here, looking for submissions. #SUB#
Kuomanen is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Panda defends well.
Panda slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Ahjo Kuomanen dominated that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!#R2#
Kuomanen avoids the body shot from Panda.
A solid leg kick lands there for Panda.
Panda with the inside leg kick.
Kuomanen swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Panda is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Kuomanen rather than just go for the knockout.
Panda misses with a body shot.
Panda lands with a right hand.
Panda misses with a low kick.
Panda lands a nice looking body shot.
Panda takes a swing at Kuomanen's ribcage but misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#CL2#
Panda clinches up against the cage.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Panda.
Panda misses with a body punch.
Kuomanen is looking for a takedown.
Panda is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Kuomanen is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.#T1#
Kuomanen tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Panda working aggressively here.
Kuomanen makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Panda can't find room to land a body shot as Kuomanen controls the action.
Kuomanen is trying to stall.
Panda misses with a punch on the inside.
Panda misses with the head strike.
Kuomanen scores with a hook to the body.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Panda.
Panda pushes Kuomanen back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Panda can't find room to land a body shot as Kuomanen controls the action.
Panda misses with a body punch.
Panda tries a body shot but Kuomanen blocks it.
Good body shot from Kuomanen.
Panda is breathing heavily.
Kuomanen lands with a short shot to the head.
Panda tries to throw a body punch but Kuomanen avoids it by throwing Panda back against the cage.
Panda has a couple of punches blocked by Kuomanen. #T2##TD#
Kuomanen pulls Panda into guard. #SUB#
Kuomanen has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Panda can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself. #SUB#
Panda is trying to tuck his arms in to keep them safe but Kuomanen has managed to isolate one of them and has got a loose triangle. Panda is looking to defend but Kuomanen has done well to lock his legs together - this could be big trouble for Panda! Kuomanen pulls down on the head and a little smile comes across his face - he knows he's got it. Yep, Panda taps out and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:26 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Ahjo Kuomanen!
Ahjo Kuomanen retains his super heavyweight title!
After winning the bout, Ahjo Kuomanen thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.

 

Event: DMMA 261 Klimenko vs Nurma     
Date:   Nov 18, 2023
#R1#
Bundy throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Panda's waist but Panda gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Bundy off to one side.
Some wild striking there from Panda.
Panda is looking to land body kicks.
Bundy really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Jab from Panda.
Bundy is trying hard to land a takedown here. Panda sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Panda throws a fast counter high kick but Bundy manages to duck under it in time.
Bundy avoids the body shot from Panda.
Panda throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Bundy stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Bundy chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Panda can pounce on him.
Bundy with a lazy takedown attempt
and Panda counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Bundy has been working on his balance at Champion Gym, so perhaps that has help him stuff some of the takedown attempts by Panda.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Ted Bundy. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Panda slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.#CUT2#It looks like Ted Bundy has been cut.
Panda throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bundy dodges the punch combination from Panda.
Bundy changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Panda throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Bundy sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Panda throws a body shot but no joy.
Bundy ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.#CL2#
Panda takes the fight into the clinch. #T1#
Bundy blocks a body shot from Panda.
Bundy tries for a takedown but Panda manages to get underhooks.
Panda stops a takedown attempt from Bundy.
Panda softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Bundy drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Panda gets the underhooks and prevents it.
A body shot lands from Panda.
Panda lands a body punch.
Bundy is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Panda has a couple of punches blocked by Bundy.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Panda.
We've been informed that Panda has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Panda misses with a short punch on the inside.
Bundy has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Panda is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Panda doesn't land with the attempted body shot. #T2#
Bundy is looking for a takedown.
Panda throws a punch but it's blocked by Bundy.
Panda working aggressively here.
Nice body punch from Panda - that landed with a thud.
Bundy is breathing heavily.
Bundy blocking some punches.
Panda tries to work over Bundy's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Panda misses with a hook from the clinch.
Bundy can't get the takedown.
Panda tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Bundy's elbow.
Panda lands a body shot in the clinch.
Bundy tries for a takedown. No joy.
A head punch on the inside from Panda fails to land.
Panda can't find room to land a body shot as Bundy controls the action.
Panda lands with a left to the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bundy blocks a body shot from Panda.
Panda doesn't land with the attempted body shot. #T3#
Panda gets through Bundy's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Panda throws a head punch that misses.
Panda lands with a left to the head.
Panda misses with a punch to the body.
Panda misses with a hook from the clinch.
Panda swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Panda lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Panda is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Panda throws a punch but it's blocked by Bundy.
Panda misses with some punches.
Panda softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Panda misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Panda goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Panda is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Bundy blocking some punches.
Panda misses with some punches. #T4#
Bundy wants a takedown.
Panda lands a nice shot to the body.
Panda tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Panda misses with a short punch on the inside.
Bundy is looking to take this one to the mat.
A body shot lands from Panda.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Panda tries to throw a body punch but Bundy avoids it by throwing Panda back against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Bundy.
Bundy blocks a body shot from Panda.
Panda throws a punch but it's blocked by Bundy.
Bundy has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Panda is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Panda tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Bundy tries to score a body lock takedown but Panda shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Panda misses with some punches.
Panda lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Panda lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Bundy backwards.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

KT Panda dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Ted Bundy's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!#R2#
A nice leg kick from Panda, right into the meat of the thigh.
Panda fakes the leg kick and cracks Bundy in the body.
Panda scores with a one two! Bundy had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Panda lands a nice looking kick to the body. Bundy takes a step back to recover.
Bundy takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Bundy takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Bundy throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Panda's waist but Panda gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Bundy off to one side.
Panda has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Panda scoring well with a low kick there.
A head kick misses from Panda.
Panda smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Panda scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.#TD#
Bundy shoots in and bounces Panda off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.
Panda managing to control the position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Panda tries to land a sweep but no joy. #T1#
Panda has his hands on Bundy's head, controlling the position.
Panda trying to keep a closed guard but Bundy is proving a slippery customer.
Bundy wants to pass the guard but Panda is keeping the position.
Panda trying to control the position.
Panda wants to get back to his feet but Bundy is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Panda pulls Bundy in to control the position.
Bundy tries to free his leg and advance position but Panda is retaining full guard.
Bundy will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Bundy stopping the sweep attempt from Panda.
Bundy passes into half guard.
Bundy wants to lay and pray for a moment but Panda keeps working. #T2#
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Panda gets back to full guard.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Panda is on top in guard. #REVB#
Panda trying to stand up but can't free himself from Bundy's guard.
Panda passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Panda takes a little break here. Bundy wants to take advantage but he is being controlled well.
Bundy regains half guard.
Bundy tries to get to full guard but Panda has control of the leg. #T3#
Panda passes the guard and advances to mount!
Panda controlling the pace for now.
Panda's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.
Panda wants to control the pace but Bundy is squirming around nicely.
Bundy really trying hard to get back to half guard here. #SU2#
Panda is standing up out of mount! Strange tactic there - he must really want this one on the feet!
Panda throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Bundy keeps the fight on the outside.
Panda just misses with a punch to the body.
Ted Bundy seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#T4#
Panda lands with a good body shot.
Panda lands a slapping body shot.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Panda looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Panda fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Bundy has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Bundy tries for a takedown but Panda sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Bundy shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Panda as he avoids it easily.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Ted Bundy. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Bundy walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bundy ducks under a wild hook from Panda.
KT Panda is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Panda buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Bundy shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Panda sprawls well. Panda wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Bundy gets slowly back to his feet.
Bundy looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Panda is fending him off so far but Bundy persists. Nope, Panda circles away and we're back to standing.
A slapping leg kick lands for Panda.
Panda throws a nice head kick!
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

KT Panda showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Ted Bundy's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!#R3#
Panda is looking to clinch but Bundy is avoiding it.
Panda misses with an uppercut.
Bundy fails with the takedown
and Panda counters with a low kick, right behind Bundy 's knee.
Panda misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bundy.
Panda lands an overhand right.
Panda misses the shot to the body.
Bundy is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Bundy on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Bundy with a poor takedown
and Panda makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Panda lands a nice hook to Bundy's body. Bundy takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
KT Panda seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Panda slaps away a takedown attempt from Bundy, before circling back to the center of the mat.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Ted Bundy. That's going to take a lot out of him.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Bundy crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Panda - the referee stops the clock and Bundy gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Panda. Bundy manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Panda misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Panda throws the kick towards the body but Bundy avoids it.#T1#
Both fighters circling a little - Panda finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Panda lands a body shot.
Panda lands a head shot.
Decent striking displayed by Panda there.
Bundy has his takedown stuffed
and Panda counters with a right hand to the body.
Panda takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Panda misses with a jab, cross combination.
Panda throws a body punch but Bundy moves out of range.
Bundy doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Panda connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
A decent looking cross lands there for Panda.
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!
Panda connects with a body shot.
Panda keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Ted Bundy has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Bundy scores with a jab to the jaw.
Panda keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Panda fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Panda digs a good hook to Bundy's body.
Bundy tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Bundy takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Bundy tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Panda swivels and escapes.
Panda throws a sloppy head kick and Bundy moves out of range easily.
Panda dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Bundy. That did some damage!
Bundy will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Panda misses with a body kick.
Sloppy strikes from Panda. Those never looked like landing.
Nice body punch from Panda.
Bundy has a takedown stuffed.#T3#
Panda misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Panda jabs at Bundy's body.
Panda lands with a nice body punch.
Bundy shoots in but Panda avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Panda tries a head kick but it misses.
Panda jabs Bundy right on the nose. Bundy blinks but takes it well.
Bundy has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Panda.
Panda dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Bundy. That did some damage!
Panda feints and then cracks Bundy's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Bundy down.
Panda cracks Bundy with a right hand to the side of the head.
A good leg kick by Panda.
Bundy thows a left - swing and a miss! #T4#
Panda with the inside leg kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Bundy dives in for a single leg takedown but Panda sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Bundy misses with a hook from the clinch.
Bundy lands a hook that snaps the head of Panda backwards.
Bundy tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
KT Panda is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Bundy wants a takedown.
Bundy tries to work over Panda's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Panda takes a shot to the head.
Bundy misses with a hook from the clinch.
Bundy misses with a punch on the inside.
Bundy misses with a punch to the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
KT Panda comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Panda has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 26:30
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 26:30
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 26:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... KT Panda!

 

Event: DMMA 250 Kwong vs Roll     
Date:   Oct 21, 2023
#R1#
Drake connects with a single shot there.
Panda wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Drake blocks a head kick by Panda.
Panda wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.#CL2#
Panda closes the distance and clinches.
Drake blocks a body shot from Panda.
Panda misses with a short punch on the inside.
Panda lands a left hand.
Panda lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Panda lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Drake.
Panda tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Drake's elbow.
We've been informed that Panda has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Drake is trying to break the clinch but Panda has him pressed against the cage.
Panda working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.#CUT2#It looks like JD Drake has been cut.
Panda goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Panda lands with a right to the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Panda misses with a hook to the ribs.
Panda tries to work over Drake's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Panda lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Drake backwards. #T1#
Panda misses with a punch to the body.
Panda goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Panda throws a head punch that misses. #BC#
Drake manages to break the clinch.
We've been told by Drake's head coaches at Sprawl N Brawl that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Drake lands with an uppercut that bounces Panda off the cage and back into range.
Panda will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Panda is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Drake.
It looked like Drake was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Panda.
Drake paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Panda throws a front kick that sends Drake stumbling back into the cage.
Panda thumps Drake with a low kick.
Panda on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Panda throws a body kick that misses.
Panda slips a straight right by Drake.
Panda doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Jab from Drake.#CUT#It looks like KT Panda has been cut.
Panda looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.#T2#
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Panda misses the shot to the body.
Drake blocks a head kick by Panda.
Panda throws a lazy head kick
and Drake cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Panda throws a body punch but Drake moves out of range.
Drake appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Drake avoids the head kick by Panda.
Panda misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Panda throws a head kick but Drake moves out of range.
Panda ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Drake lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Drake throws a right and a left that Panda avoids nicely.
Drake misses with a body shot.
Drake misses with an uppercut. Panda saw that one coming.
Panda connects with a body shot.
Panda darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Drake throws a hook but Panda avoids it easily.#T3#
Panda throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Panda is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Drake rather than just go for the knockout.
Panda throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Drake throwing a counter right hand but Panda manages to avoid it.
Drake defending well as Panda loads up on a big left hand.
Panda pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Nice defenses there by Drake.
A little feinted left hand from Drake on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Drake uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Drake throws a hook but Panda blocks it.
Panda ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Drake dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Panda moves out of range as Drake strikes.
Drake moves out of range of the body kick.
A big right from Panda misses.
It looked like Drake wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Drake stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Drake is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Panda defending well as Drake loads up on a big left hand.
Panda feints a counter leg kick.
Panda slips a straight right by Drake.#T4#
Drake throws a looping overhand right but Panda ducks down to avoid it.
Panda dips to his left and cracks Drake with an uppercut!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Drake connects with a single shot there.
Panda throws the left hand but Drake avoids the punch easily.
Panda just misses with a punch to the body.
Drake throws a right hand that misses
and Panda counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Panda lands a nice leg kick that just misses Drake's sensitive parts.
A head kick misses from Panda.
Panda misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Drake swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Panda is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Drake misses with a hook.
A looping hook to the body misses from Drake. Panda does a little dance to reset his feet.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Panda lands with a thumping leg kick.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

KT Panda dominated that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.#R2#
Panda looks to land a combination but Drake avoids it well.
Panda ducks under a wild hook from Drake.
Panda misses with a leg kick
and Drake counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Panda thinking.
Panda bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Panda walks into a jab.
Panda throws a hook but Drake avoids it easily.
Panda lands an overhand right.
Panda lands a head shot.
KT Panda seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Drake misses with a two punch combination.
Good exchange - Drake coming out on top.
Drake misses with a straight left.
Panda lands with a thumping leg kick.
JD Drake is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Panda moves out of range of the strikes.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Drake throws a right and a left that both miss.
Drake throws a big shot that misses.#T1#
Panda throws a leg kick which misses Drake's front leg but catches the back leg as Drake tries to avoid it. #CL2#
Panda takes the fight into the clinch.
Drake wants to break free but Panda has control.
Panda cracks Drake with a nice body shot.
Panda works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Panda fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Panda lands with a left to the head.
Drake prevents a body shot from Panda.
Drake's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Panda lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Panda misses with the head strike.
Drake tries to circle away but Panda has him pinned against the cage.
A short uppercut from Panda.
KT Panda seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Panda tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked. #T2#
Drake is looking to control Panda's arms but Panda gets an underhook and turns him. Now Drake has his back to the cage.
Panda throws a punch but it's blocked by Drake.
A short right from Panda.
Panda can't find room to land a body shot as Drake controls the action.
Panda lands with a right to the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Panda lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Panda working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Panda lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Drake is looking to break free of the clinch but Panda has double underhooks.
Panda throws a head punch that misses.
Panda lands a body punch.
Drake takes a shot to the head.
Panda is working Drake over against the cage.
Panda tries to throw a body punch but Drake avoids it by throwing Panda back against the cage.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Panda working some nice short punches in the clinch.#T3#
A body shot lands from Panda.
Panda scores with a nice hook to the head.
Panda has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
A short right from Panda on the inside.
Panda throws a head punch that misses.
Panda presses Drake against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Panda swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Panda misses with a hook to the ribs.
Panda gets through Drake's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Good body shot from Panda.
A short uppercut from Panda.
Panda struggles to land a body shot inside as Drake controls his hands.
Panda misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Panda misses with a hook from the clinch.
Panda prevents Drake from breaking the clinch.
Panda misses with a shot to the kidneys. #T4#
Panda misses with a punch on the inside.
Panda has a couple of punches blocked by Drake.
Panda lands with a right to the head.
A short left from Panda.
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!
Drake has had enough of the clinch but Panda keeps him there for the moment.
Panda working aggressively here.
A head punch on the inside from Panda fails to land.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Panda creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Panda misses with a punch on the inside.
Panda is leaning against Drake and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Panda scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Panda lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Panda doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Panda creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

KT Panda showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
That's time! Back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!#R3##CL2#
Panda clinches up against the cage.
Panda working aggressively here.
A right hook to the body lands for Panda.
Panda misses with a hook to the ribs.
Panda pushes Drake back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Panda lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Panda lands with a left to the head.
Still in the clinch, Panda scores with a nice short uppercut.
Panda misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Panda lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda lands a body shot in the clinch.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Panda misses with a punch to the body.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Panda.
Panda goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Drake blocks an uppercut. #T1#
Panda misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Drake blocks an uppercut.
Drake blocks a body shot from Panda.
Panda has a couple of punches blocked by Drake.
Panda swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Panda is working Drake over against the cage.
Drake blocking some punches.
Panda lands a hook that snaps the head of Drake backwards.
Panda tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Drake tries to break free but Panda pushes him back against the cage.
Drake is trying to force a seperation but Panda has the dominant position.
Panda is leaning against Drake and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
A nice right hand lands inside from Panda.
A right hook to the body lands for Panda.
A right hook to the body lands for Panda.
JD Drake has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Panda fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Panda stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Drake blocks a body shot from Panda.
A left hand lands to the body for Panda.
Nice body punch from Panda - that landed with a thud.
Panda digs a right hand underneath Drake's ribcage. Drake let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Nice body punch from Panda.
A head punch on the inside from Panda fails to land.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Panda.
Panda lands a right hand that snaps the head of Drake backwards.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Panda presses Drake against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Panda presses Drake against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Panda swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Panda has a couple of punches blocked by Drake. #T3#
Panda cracks Drake with a nice body shot.
Panda lands a right hand that snaps the head of Drake backwards.
Panda makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Panda works on Drake's body with a couple of short punches.
Panda struggles to land a body shot inside as Drake controls his hands.
Panda stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Panda is leaning against Drake and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Panda works on Drake's body with a couple of short punches.
Drake blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Panda tries to throw a body punch but Drake avoids it by throwing Panda back against the cage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Panda.
Panda lands a shot to the body.
Panda scores with a nice hook to the head.
Panda doesn't land with the attempted body shot. #T4#
Panda fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Panda swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Drake blocks an uppercut.
Panda tries to throw a body punch but Drake avoids it by throwing Panda back against the cage.
Panda is working Drake over against the cage.
KT Panda is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Drake wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Panda tries to work over Drake's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Drake is trying to break free.
Panda struggles to land a body shot inside as Drake controls his hands.

And that's the end of the fight!
KT Panda comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Panda has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 26:30
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 26:30
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 26:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... KT Panda!

The defeated JD Drake had this to say: 'It's Miller Time'.

 

Event: DMMA 242 Panda vs Kuomanen     
Date:   Sep 24, 2023
#R1#
Panda moves out of range of the strikes.
Panda is looking to counter punch.
Kuomanen moves out of range of the strikes.
Panda wants to clinch
and Kuomanen counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Kuomanen tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Panda swivels and escapes.
Kuomanen checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Kuomanen swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Kuomanen moves away from the strike by Panda.
Kuomanen digs a good body shot into Panda's ribs.
Kuomanen throws a hook to the side of Panda's head but Panda sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kuomanen throws a body punch but Panda moves out of range.
Kuomanen checks a leg kick.
Panda moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Panda throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Kuomanen sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kuomanen is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
A telegraphed right hand from Panda misses the target.
And Kuomanen tries to counter it with a takedown but Panda pushes his down on his head and steps out.#T1#
Panda pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Kuomanen drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Panda defends it well.
A chopping leg kick lands by Panda.
Panda keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kuomanen takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Kuomanen tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Kuomanen misses with a straight right.
A combination from Kuomanen does no damage.
Kuomanen takes a body punch but keeps moving.
That kick from Panda tenderised Kuomanen's leg. Kuomanen is trying to keep his angry face on.
KT Panda seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Panda swings for the body but Kuomanen moves out of range.
Panda throws a right hand that Kuomanen ducks under and follows up with a left that Kuomanen also avoids with ease.#CL#
Panda closes the distance and clinches.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Kuomanen.
Kuomanen prevents a body shot from Panda.
Panda has a couple of punches blocked by Kuomanen. #T2#
Good body shot from Kuomanen.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kuomanen scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Kuomanen lands with a short shot to the head.
Panda is breathing heavily.
Kuomanen lands with a short head shot on the inside. #TD2#
Kuomanen pulls guard effortlessly.
Panda has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.#SUB2#
Panda got a little sloppy there for a moment and Kuomanen has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Panda has managed to get both his arms back between Kuomanen's legs - danger averted.#SUB2#
Kuomanen looking for a guillotine here but Panda defends easily.
Kuomanen is trying to control the position but Panda postures up.
Panda trying to control but Kuomanen is working from the bottom.
Kuomanen is trying to control the position but Panda postures up.
Panda looking to pass the guard.
Kuomanen is trying to control the position from the bottom. #T3##SUB2#
Kuomanen looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Panda controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Kuomanen looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Panda trying to control but Kuomanen is working from the bottom.
Kuomanen trying to control the position. #SUB2#
Kuomanen is actively looking for submissions from his back. He's worked himself a little space on the bottom and seems to be going for a triangle. No, he's switched into an armbar! That was slick! Panda rolls with it to try and escape but Kuomanen cranks on the arm and Panda is forced to tap out! This one is aaaaaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Ahjo Kuomanen!
During a confident post fight interview, Ahjo Kuomanen thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.

 

Event: DMMA 232 Thorn vs Panda     
Date:   Sep 02, 2023
#R1##CL2#
Thorn tries to keep at a distance but Panda has taken the fight into the clinch.
Panda swings wildly with an uppercut but Thorn uses good head movement to avoid it.
Panda lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Panda tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Thorn tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Panda misses with a shot to the kidneys.
We've been informed that Panda has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Panda misses with a hook from the clinch.
Panda tries a body shot but Thorn blocks it.
Thorn misses with a body punch.
Panda swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Thorn misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Panda doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Thorn blocks a body shot from Panda.
Panda tries to work over Thorn's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Panda misses with a shot to the kidneys.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A head punch on the inside from Panda fails to land.
Panda lands a nice shot to the body.
Panda tries to throw a body punch but Thorn avoids it by throwing Panda back against the cage.
Panda tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Thorn's elbow.
Thorn can't break the clinch.
Thorn prevents a body shot from Panda.
Thorn tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked. #T1#
Panda tries a body shot but Thorn blocks it.
A short right from Panda on the inside.
Thorn misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Panda doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
I was talking to Thorn's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Panda tries to work over Thorn's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Thorn can't find room to land a body shot as Panda controls the action.
Panda fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Thorn misses with a punch to the body.
Thorn controlling the action here for a moment.
Panda misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Panda lands a shoulder strike.
Panda doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Thorn tries to work over Panda's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Panda goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Panda stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Thorn creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Panda goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A hook to the body from Thorn.
Thorn manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment. #T2#
Panda lands a body shot in the clinch.
Thorn is breathing heavily.
Thorn works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Panda tries a body shot but Thorn blocks it.
Panda misses with a punch to the body.
Panda throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Thorns head.
Panda has a couple of punches blocked by Thorn.
Thorn stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Panda.
Thorn misses with a hook to the ribs.
Thorn is leaning against Panda and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
A right handed body shot lands from Thorn.
Thorn lands a right hand. #BC#
Thorn breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Thorn lands with a nice body punch.
Thorn lands a right hook to the body.
Thorn lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
A good leg kick by Thorn. #T3#
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Thorn. Panda shrugs it off though.
Panda takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Thorn fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Thorn lands a nice looking kick to the body. Panda takes a step back to recover.
A shot to the liver by Thorn. Beautiful body shot.
Thorn moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
The crowd cheers as Thorn lands an impressive looking overhand right. Panda doesn't seem phased though.#CUT#It looks like KT Panda has been cut.
Thorn throws a lazy right hand but Panda sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Thorn moves out of range as Panda strikes.
Panda on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Thorn. Thorn obviously looking to wear him down.
Thorn scores with a jab.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A jab from Panda misses.
Thorn cracks Panda with a good jab.#T4#
Panda throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Thorn fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Thorn lands with a shot to the body.
Thorn looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Panda keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Panda looks to score with a jab to the body but Thorn is just out of range.
Panda takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Thorn misses with a wild body shot.
Thorn throws a right and a left that both miss.
Nice shot by Thorn.
Thorn feints and then cracks Panda's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Panda down.
Panda moves out of range of the body kick.
Panda takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Panda takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Nice shot by Thorn.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Haw Thorn dominated that round.
The cut man is working on KT Panda's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare each other down, ready to get back to the action.#R2#
Thorn throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Panda turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Panda avoids the body shot from Thorn.
Thorn tries a head kick but it misses.
Panda thows a leg kick but Thorn checks it
and Thorn connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Thorn looks to score with a jab to the body but Panda is just out of range.
Panda looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Panda avoids the body shot from Thorn.
Panda avoids the body shot from Thorn.
Thorn throws a right hand that Panda ducks under and follows up with a left that Panda also avoids with ease.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Thorn rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Panda moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Thorn avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Panda missing with a left hand there. Thorn was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Panda moves out of range of the body kick.
Thorn throws a half hearted mid kick.#T1#
Thorn misses with a combination
and Panda counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Panda takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Panda throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Panda swings widly with a right hand
and Thorn counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Thorn takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Thorn tries to land a front kick but Panda steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Thorn lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Panda at a distance.
Panda is breathing heavily.
Panda connects with a jab.
Thorn tries to land a front kick but Panda steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Thorn throws the kick towards the body but Panda avoids it.
Thorn swings away with a body shot that misses
and Panda counters with a nice uppercut.
Panda throws a push kick but Thorn slaps the foot to one side.
Panda takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure. #T2#
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!
Panda takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Thorn is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Panda can do to turn this around?
Thorn takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Thorn scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Panda moves out of range of the body kick from Thorn.
Thorn looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Thorn is looking to wear down Panda with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Thorn connects with a body shot.
Thorn misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Panda.
Thorn fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Thorn throws a right and a left that Panda avoids nicely.
Thorn scores with a spinning back kick!
Thorn throws a wild body kick that Panda sees coming a mile off.
Thorn fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Panda has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Thorn bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Panda's head backwards.
Thorn throws a half hearted mid kick.#T3#
Panda throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Thorn counters with a nice uppercut.
Thorn uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Panda.
Sloppy strikes from Thorn. Those never looked like landing.
Panda lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Panda throws a nice looking combination but Thorn bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Thorn looks to land a combination but Panda avoids it well.
Panda drops his hands momentarily and Thorn takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Thorn ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Panda moves away.
Thorn backing away here, and Panda unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Thorn fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Panda has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Thorn checks a leg kick.
Thorn went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Panda misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Panda throws an off balance right hand
and Thorn makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
A chopping leg kick lands by Thorn.
Panda walks into a left hand. #T4#
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Panda tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Thorn was well out of range. Poor timing from Panda.
Panda throws a shot from downtown. Thorn moves away and avoids it.
A head kick misses from Thorn.
Panda throws a front kick aimed at Thorn's knee but Thorn avoids it well.
Thorn lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Thorn tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Panda was well out of range. Poor timing from Thorn.
Nice shot lands for Thorn.
Thorn misses with a low kick.
Thorn lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Panda circles away quickly and effectively.
Thorn throws a head kick but Panda moves out of range.
Panda tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Thorn swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Thorn on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Thorn looks to land a combination. Panda sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Haw Thorn dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on KT Panda's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.#R3#
Panda thumps Thorn with a low kick.
Thorn throws a front kick that sends Panda stumbling back into the cage.
Thorn throws a lazy head kick
and Panda counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Thorn thinking.
Thorn throws a leg kick which misses Panda's front leg but catches the back leg as Panda tries to avoid it.
Sloppy strikes from Panda. Those never looked like landing.
Panda lands a leg kick that knocks Thorn off balance momentarily.
Panda tried to score with a low kick but Thorn checks it.
Thorn plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
A big left from Panda misses.
Thorn uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Panda.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Thorn swings for the body but Panda moves out of range.
Panda is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Panda fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Thorn manages to avoid it.
Thorn thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Panda if he has to take too many more of those.
Panda has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Thorn.
Thorn misses with a wild body shot.
Panda takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.#T1#
Thorn throws a quick inside leg kick.
Panda throws a body shot but no joy.
Panda just manages to avoid a counter high kick fromThorn.
Thorn throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Panda looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
A bone on bone clash there as Thorn blocks the leg kick.
Thorn checks the leg kick nicely there.
A quick step to the side and Thorn tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Thorn fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Panda.
Thorn throws a push kick but Panda slaps the foot to one side.
Panda takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Panda is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Thorn.
Thorn quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Panda misses with a jab, cross combination.
Thorn was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Thorn connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
A nice leg kick from Thorn, right into the meat of the thigh.
Thorn looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Panda tries to clinch up.
KT Panda has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Thorn's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Thorn duly obliges.
Thorn lands a two punch combo.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Panda throws a body punch but Thorn moves out of range.
Panda tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Thorn was well out of range. Poor timing from Panda.
Thorn throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Panda cracks Thorn with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Thorn with a nice calf kick.
Panda misses with a body shot.
A little feinted left hand from Thorn on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Panda tries to close the distance and clinch up but Thorn swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Thorn is looking to land body kicks.
A nice side step and Panda releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Thorn throws a low kick but Panda moves out of range easily.
Thorn ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Panda moves away.
Thorn looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Thorn scores with a kick to the body. #T3#
Panda looks to land a combination but Thorn avoids it well.
Panda moves out of range of the body kick from Thorn.
Panda cracks a nice hook into Thorn's ribs.
Panda moves forwards but Thorn connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Panda throws a low kick, looking for Thorn's leg but Thorn calmly moves out of range.
Thorn lands with a slapping head kick.
Thorn digs a good hook to Panda's body.
Panda missing with a left hand there. Thorn was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Thorn jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Panda's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Thorn wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Panda showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Thorn.
Thorn lands a jab to the head. #T4#
Thorn takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Panda lands a jab-cross combination.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Panda sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Panda throws a front kick aimed at Thorn's knee but Thorn avoids it well.
Thorn lands a body shot.
Thorn thows a body kick. Panda tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Thorn throws a leg kick which misses Panda's front leg but catches the back leg as Panda tries to avoid it.
Thorn lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Panda takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Thorn scores with a kick to the midsection.
Thorn scores with a kick to the midsection.
Thorn lands a nice looking kick to the body. Panda takes a step back to recover.
A slapping leg kick lands for Thorn.

And that's the end of the fight!
Haw Thorn showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Thorn, 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 Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 30:27
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 30:27
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Haw Thorn!

An out of breath Haw Thorn thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.

 

Event: DMMA 220 Narushima vs Barboza     
Date:   Aug 02, 2023
#R1#
Kuomanen ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Panda scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Kuomanen throws a jab but it's blocked by Panda.
Panda stuffs the takedown.
Panda misses the jab.
KT Panda seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kuomanen throws the left hand but Panda avoids the punch easily.
Panda thuds his right hand into Kuomanen's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Panda throws a leg kick #CL#
and Kuomanen counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
A left hand lands to the body for Panda.
Panda lands a hook to the side of the head.
Panda tries to throw a body punch but Kuomanen avoids it by throwing Panda back against the cage.
Kuomanen throws a head punch that misses. #TD#
Kuomanen pulls guard effortlessly.
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.
Panda pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kuomanen is keeping the position for now.
Panda is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.#T1#
Panda won't allow Kuomanen to sweep him here.
Panda looking to control the position here, rather than advance. #SUB#
Kuomanen escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Panda gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Kuomanen looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Panda controls from within his opponent's guard.
Let's hope that Panda 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.
Panda trying to control the position from guard on top but Kuomanen is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #T2#
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.#SUB#
Kuomanen looking for a guillotine here but Panda defends easily. #SU2#
Panda stands up from Kuomanen's guard - Panda perhaps looking for a knockout.
Kuomanen swings widly with a right hand
and Panda connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Panda looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Panda is looking to score with low kicks.
Kuomanen checks the leg kick.
Kuomanen throws a lazy right hand but Panda sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Kuomanen fails to land with a series of punches.
Panda counters with a body kick.
Panda tries a head kick but it misses.
Kuomanen misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Panda.
The fighters circle momentarily. Panda darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Panda wants to clinch up but Kuomanen keeps it at a distance.#T3#
Panda wants to clinch.
Kuomanen takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Kuomanen throws a jab but it's blocked by Panda.
Panda swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Kuomanen throws a left and a right that both miss
and Panda counters with a straight right hand.
Panda tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Kuomanen paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Panda moves away from the strike by Kuomanen.
Panda takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders. #CL2#
Panda has taken the fight to the clinch.
Kuomanen wants to take the fight to the mat but Panda manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Kuomanen blocks an uppercut. #T4#
Kuomanen is trying to maintain a safe position but Panda gets an underhook and turns Kuomanen into the cage.
Kuomanen tries a body shot but Panda blocks it.
Kuomanen blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kuomanen blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Panda misses with the head strike.
Panda tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Panda lands a left hand.
Panda lands with a right to the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Panda misses with a hook from the clinch.
Panda misses with a short punch on the inside.
Kuomanen goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Still in the clinch, Panda scores with a nice short uppercut.
Panda lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Panda blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kuomanen prevents a body shot from Panda.
Kuomanen swings wildly with an uppercut but Panda uses good head movement to avoid it.
Panda misses with a hook to the ribs.
Kuomanen working aggressively here.
Panda misses with a body punch.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

KT Panda dominated that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.#R2#
Nice shot lands for Panda.
Panda lands a high kick!
Panda throws a head kick but Kuomanen moves out of range.
Panda throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Kuomanen's head.
A lazy left from Kuomanen finds it's target.
Kuomanen throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Panda takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Panda missing with a left hand there. Kuomanen was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A jab from Kuomanen finds it's way through Panda's defenses.
Panda lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Kuomanen slips a straight right by Panda.
Kuomanen wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kuomanen throws a lazy right hand but Panda sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Kuomanen avoids the head kick by Panda.
Panda throws a right and a left that Kuomanen avoids nicely.
The fight stays on the outside here - Panda looks like he's thinking about clinching though.#T1#
Kuomanen swinging wildly here. #CL2#
Panda clinches with his opponent.
Kuomanen misses with a body punch.
Kuomanen throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Pandas head.
Panda misses with some punches.
Kuomanen working aggressively here.
Panda fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Kuomanen misses with a punch on the inside.
Panda makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A right hand to the body from Panda.
Panda misses with a short punch on the inside.
Panda throws a punch but it's blocked by Kuomanen.
Kuomanen blocking some punches.
Kuomanen lands a shoulder strike.
KT Panda seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Panda blocks an uppercut. #T2#
Kuomanen tries a body shot but Panda blocks it.
Panda struggles to land a body shot inside as Kuomanen controls his hands.
Panda has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Panda doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Kuomanen blocks an uppercut.
Panda misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Panda blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kuomanen can't find room to land a body shot as Panda controls the action.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Panda has a couple of punches blocked by Kuomanen.
Kuomanen changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Panda fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Panda misses with a low kick.
Panda circles away from the clinch attempt.
Panda throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Panda avoids the body shot from Kuomanen.
No joy there for Panda, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
A little feinted left hand from Kuomanen on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
KT Panda seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Panda lands a head shot.
Panda throws a body kick but he was well out of range there. #T3#
Kuomanen closes this distance looking for a takedown but Panda circles away.
Kuomanen throws the left hand but Panda avoids the punch easily.
Panda avoids the body shot from Kuomanen.
Kuomanen fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Ahjo Kuomanen. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Panda looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Panda scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Kuomanen connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Panda momentarily.
Panda defending well as Kuomanen loads up on a big left hand.
Panda tries to clinch up.
A head kick misses from Panda.
That kick from Panda tenderised Kuomanen's leg. Kuomanen is trying to keep his angry face on.
Panda tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kuomanen was well out of range. Poor timing from Panda.
Kuomanen connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Kuomanen throws a jab when Panda was well out of range.#T4#
Kuomanen scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Panda drops his hands momentarily and Kuomanen takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Panda darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Kuomanen lands with a straight right. Panda didn't see that one coming.
Panda swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Panda drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Panda connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Panda throws a combination that misses
and Kuomanen counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Panda keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Panda scores with a hook to the body. Kuomanen takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Kuomanen keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Panda.
A counter left hand to the body from Kuomanen misses its target.
Panda dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Kuomanen. That did some damage!
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

KT Panda showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
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#
Kuomanen throws a shot from downtown. Panda moves away and avoids it.
Left hook, right uppercut from Kuomanen. #CUT#It looks like KT Panda has been cut.
Panda looks to score with a jab to the body but Kuomanen is just out of range.
Panda scores with a crisp jab that stopped Kuomanen in his tracks.
Kuomanen misses with a left hand
and Panda counters with a nice body shot.
Kuomanen takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Kuomanen ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Panda uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Kuomanen.
Panda lands a lovely overhand right.
Panda avoids the body shot from Kuomanen.
Panda throws a leg kick but Kuomanen sees it coming and moves out of range.
Panda wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Panda connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Kuomanen connects with a jab.#T1#
Kuomanen scores with a sloppy right hand. Panda should have avoided that one.
KT Panda is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Jab by Kuomanen.
Panda looks to land a right hand but Kuomanen moved out of range.
Kuomanen appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Panda scores with a hook to the body. Kuomanen takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Kuomanen waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Panda.#CL2#
Panda forces Kuomanen back against the cage and clinches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kuomanen.
Kuomanen drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Panda tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kuomanen's elbow.
Kuomanen tries for a takedown. No joy.
Kuomanen blocks an uppercut.
Panda lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Kuomanen doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Kuomanen lands a body shot. #T2#
Panda lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Panda blocks a body shot from Kuomanen.
Panda tries to work over Kuomanen's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Panda misses with a punch on the inside.
Panda fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Panda swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A short body shot lands from Kuomanen as the two fighters clinch.
Panda is defending well against a takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Ahjo Kuomanen. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A head punch on the inside from Panda fails to land.
Kuomanen has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Panda is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Panda lands a left hand that snaps the head of Kuomanen backwards.
Panda tries a body shot but Kuomanen blocks it.
Kuomanen has a couple of punches blocked by Panda.
Panda gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Kuomanen.
Kuomanen takes a shot to the head.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Panda scores with an uppercut up the middle.#T3#
Panda swings wildly with an uppercut but Kuomanen uses good head movement to avoid it.
Panda misses with a hook from the clinch.
Kuomanen blocks an uppercut.
A head punch on the inside from Panda fails to land.
Panda gets underhooks to prevent Kuomanen's takedown attempt.
Panda tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kuomanen's elbow.
Kuomanen stalling in the clinch but Panda improves position.
Panda throws a head punch that misses.
Panda lands a shoulder strike.
Panda scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Kuomanen is trying to drag Panda to the mat but Panda just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
Panda swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Still in the clinch, Panda scores with a nice short uppercut.
Panda can't find room to land a body shot as Kuomanen controls the action.
Kuomanen doesn't land with the attempted body shot. #T4#
A short right hand to the side of the head by Panda.
Panda scores with a shot to the side of Kuomanen's head.
Panda lands a right hand that snaps the head of Kuomanen backwards.
Panda works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Kuomanen tries to pull guard but Panda forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
A body shot lands from Kuomanen.
KT Panda 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!
Panda fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Kuomanen tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Panda's elbow.
Kuomanen tries for a takedown. No joy.
Ahjo Kuomanen has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Kuomanen blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kuomanen working aggressively here.
Kuomanen throws a punch but it's blocked by Panda.
Kuomanen working aggressively here.

And that's the end of the fight!
KT Panda comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Panda 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 Francis DeMontford scores the fight 27:30
Judge John Mangel scores the fight 27:30
Judge Skip Squint scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... KT Panda!

 

Event: DMMA 210 Pinkman vs Vaiduoklis     
Date:   Jul 02, 2023
#R1#
Lee is looking to land body kicks.
Panda throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Lee sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Lee swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Panda throws a nice inside leg kick.
Panda dodges the punch combination from Lee.
Lee loads up on a big right hand but Panda slips the punch.
Panda lands a nice shot to the body.
Panda blocks a leg kick.
Lee throws a sloppy head kick and Panda moves out of range easily.
Lee scores with a kick to the body. #CL#
Panda clinches up with Lee and pushes him back against the cage.
Panda lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards. #CUT#It looks like Alexander Lee has been cut.
Lee blocks an uppercut.
Lee misses with a punch to the body.
Panda throws a head punch that misses.
Lee fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Panda prevents a body shot from Lee.
Lee digs a right hand into Panda's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Panda's gas tank.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Lee lands a nice elbow from the clinch. #T1#
Panda misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Panda avoiding damage as Lee throws knees to the body.
A short left from Lee.
Lee misses with a knee to the head.
Panda blocks an uppercut.
Lee missing with knees to the body.
Panda lands with a light punch inside.
Panda misses with a punch to the body.
Panda works on Lee's body with a couple of short punches.
Lee misses with a short punch on the inside.
Panda tries a body shot but Lee blocks it.
A nice left hand lands by Panda.
A short uppercut from Lee.
Panda lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Lee backwards.
Panda working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Lee trying to land knees to the body.
Lee tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Panda throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Lees head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Lee throws a punch but it's blocked by Panda.
We've been informed that Lee has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Lee lands with a right to the head. #T2#
Panda misses with a hook to the ribs.
Panda tries a body shot but Lee blocks it.
Panda digs a right hand into Lee's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Lee's gas tank.
Lee looks winded!
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Panda.
Lee tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Panda lands a body punch in the clinch.
Lee misses with a hook from the clinch.
Panda blocks the elbow strike.
Panda scores with a shot to the side of Lee's head.
A short left from Panda.
Nice body punch from Lee.
Lee throws a head punch that misses.
A short uppercut from Panda.
A right hook to the body lands for Panda.
A nice left hand lands by Panda.
Lee misses with a hook from the clinch.
Lee tries a body shot but Panda blocks it.
Panda pushes Lee back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Panda blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Panda lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage. #T3#
Lee prevents a body shot from Panda.
A short right from Panda on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Lee.
Lee scores with a hook to the body.
Panda makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Lee lands a nice elbow from the clinch. #CUT2#It looks like KT Panda has been cut.
Panda swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Panda lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Lee backwards.
Panda struggles to land a body shot inside as Lee controls his hands.
Panda lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Lee.
Panda avoids the elbow strike from Lee, against the cage.
Lee misses with a punch on the inside.
Panda scores with a nice hook to the head.
Panda lands a body punch.
Panda lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Lee backwards.
Panda tries a body shot but Lee blocks it.
Panda blocking some punches.
Panda lands a shoulder strike.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Panda lands on the inside with an uppercut. #T4#
Panda swings wildly with an uppercut but Lee uses good head movement to avoid it.
Panda lands with a left to the head.
Panda tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A short right from Panda on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Panda.
Panda presses Lee against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Panda presses Lee against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Panda working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Panda working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Panda lands with a right to the head.
A right handed body shot lands from Panda.
Panda throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Panda lands with a left to the head.
Panda goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Panda makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Panda lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Lee or not.
Panda working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Panda misses with some punches.
Panda makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

KT Panda dominated that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.#R2#
Panda lands a right hook to the body.
Lee scores with a nice body kick.
We've been told by Panda's head coaches at Crapollas Gym that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Panda throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Lee cracks Panda with an open hand slap.#CL#
Panda moves into range and clinches up with Lee.
Panda working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Lee's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Panda works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Panda digs a right hand into Lee's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Lee's gas tank.
Panda lands with a light punch inside.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Panda.
Panda lands with a light punch inside. #CUT#That has opened up Alexander Lee's cut even more.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Panda struggles to land a body shot inside as Lee controls his hands.
Panda working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Panda is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Lee can do to turn this around?
A hook to the body from Panda.
Panda lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Lee.
Lee tries to throw a body punch but Panda avoids it by throwing Lee back against the cage.
Lee swings wildly with an uppercut but Panda uses good head movement to avoid it.
Lee is breathing heavily.
Lee misses with some punches. #T1#
Good body shot from Panda.
Panda gets through Lee's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A body shot lands from Panda.
Panda tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Lee's elbow.
Panda is working Lee over against the cage.
Panda lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Lee backwards.
Panda lands a right hand.
Panda scores with a hook to the body.
Panda lands a shot to the body.
Lee blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Panda working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.#ROC#Lee is rocked!
Panda lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Lee is still on wobbly legs! Can Panda finish him?
It really doesn't seem like the step up in weight is hurting Panda here at all. He's more than holding his own against the bigger man.
A nice right hand lands inside from Panda. #CUT#The cut above Alexander Lee's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Panda lands with a short punch from the clinch.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Panda presses Lee against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Panda creates a bit of space for himself and rocks Lee with a big uppercut! Lee tries to clinch up but Panda pushes him back against the cage and lands another monster strike that crumples Lee to the mat! Lee covers up and Panda unloads with more strikes until the referee steps in to end the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:55 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). KT Panda!

 

Event: DMMA 200 Pinkman vs Grant 3     
Date:   Jun 03, 2023
#R1#
Panda tries to clinch but Jones moves away
and Jones counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head. #CUT#It looks like KT Panda has been cut.
Panda clobbers Jones with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
A solid body kick from Panda.
Panda throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Panda avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Panda misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Jones cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.#CL2#
Jones gets tackled into the cage by Panda. Panda maintains the clinch.
A short right from Jones on the inside.
Jones fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Panda fails to land.
Jones misses with the head strike.
Panda lands an uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Panda digs a right hand into Jones's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Jones's gas tank.
Panda can't find room to land a body shot as Jones controls the action.
A short right from Panda on the inside.
A nice left hand lands by Panda.
Panda cracks Jones with a nice body shot.#T1#
Jones prevents a body shot from Panda.
Jones tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Panda.
Jones tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Panda just stands there and leans against the cage.
Jones fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A left hand lands to the body for Panda.
Panda makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Jones.
Jones lands a body shot.
Jones lands a hook to the side of the head.
Panda lands a left hand.
Nice body punch from Jones.
Panda looks winded!
Jones doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Panda scores with a nice hook to the head.
Nice body punch from Jones.
Jones lands a nice uppercut.
Jones blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Jones tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Panda's elbow.
Jones lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Jones tries to pull guard but Panda forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Jones tries to throw a body punch but Panda avoids it by throwing Jones back against the cage.
Jones lands a left hand that snaps the head of Panda backwards. #T2#
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Jones.
Jones lands a left hand.
Jones pushes Panda back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Jones throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Pandas head.
Jones throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Pandas head.
Jones throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Pandas head.
Jones misses with a punch to the body. #TD#
Jones pulls Panda into guard.
Jones is trying to control the position but Panda postures up.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Panda wants to control from the top but Jones keeps moving.
Jones pulls Panda in close to prevent any damage.
Panda sitting in guard here, content to control. #SUB#
Jones has his foot on Panda's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Panda works his way back into a safe position though.#SUB#
Panda avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Panda tries to free his leg and advance position but Jones is retaining full guard. #T3##SUB#
Panda got a little sloppy there for a moment and Jones has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Panda has managed to get both his arms back between Jones's legs - danger averted.
Panda controlling from the top position.
Panda wants to control from the top but Jones keeps moving.
Jones pulls Panda in close to his closed guard and prevents Panda from doing any damage or advancing position.#SUB#
Panda avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Jones being controlled here, momentarily. #T4#
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Panda is continuing to stall.
Jones is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Panda trying to control the position from guard on top but Jones is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters, thinking about a standup.
Jones working a defensive guard here. #REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Jones uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Panda.
It looked like Jones wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
A big right from Panda misses.
Jones throws an overhand right that lands on Panda's shoulder, as Panda tries to avoid the shot.
Panda rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Jones counters with a right hand to the body.
Jones staying out of range there.
Jones was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Panda misses with a jab to the body
and Jones counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Kim Jones dominated that round.
The cut man is working on KT Panda's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!#R2#
Panda tries to land a front kick but Jones steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Panda throws a head kick but Jones moves out of range.
Panda lands a slapping body shot.
Panda connects with an inside leg kick.
Panda throws an off balance right hand
and Jones counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Panda throws a right hand that misses #KD#
and Panda is countered with a crisp right hand from Jones that sends him to the canvas! Jones follows him to the mat into side control. #ROC#Panda is rocked!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.#SUB#
Jones tries for a kimura but Panda is defending well.
Panda is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.#SUB#
Jones looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
Panda wants to control but Jones is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!#T1#
Jones slows the pace down in half guard.
Panda keeping hold of Jones's head, controlling as best he can.
Jones controlling the action here.
Panda wants to control but Jones is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Panda is looking to escape.
Jones is trying to control the action in half guard but Panda is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Panda is controlling Jones's trapped leg to prevent Jones from advancing to side control.#SUB#
Jones is working for a kimura but Panda is defending it quite comfortably.
Panda is trying to maintain the position but Jones is very close to passing his half guard.#T2#
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Jones content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Jones wants to control but Panda is keeping him busy.
Panda is trying to stand up here but Jones is controlling him well. #REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
A shot to the liver by Panda. Beautiful body shot.
Jones swats away the attempt to clinch by Panda.
An attempted straight right counter from Jones misses the target.
Panda throws a lazy uppercut
and Jones counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.#T3#
Panda misses with a series of wild punches.
Kim Jones is winning the standup battle so far.
Jones takes one to the side of the head.
Jones tries to close the distance and clinch but Panda swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Jones tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Panda was well out of range. Poor timing from Jones.
Panda motions for Jones to come forward. Panda throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
A punch lands to the side of Panda 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Panda scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Panda will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air. #T4#
Panda swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Jones counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Panda connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Panda pivots, looking for a leg kick but Jones is out of range and Panda settles back down.
Panda tries to clinch
and Jones counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Panda thinking.
Panda is breathing heavily.
Jones lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Jones looks to score with a jab to the body but Panda is just out of range.
Panda swings wildly with a couple of big hooks #KD#
and Jones counters with a left hand that sends Panda to the canvas!
Panda is still in real trouble! Can Jones finish him?
Jones slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.
Panda seems to have recovered his senses.
Panda wants to hit a sweep here but Jones passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Panda there!
Panda tries to get back to half guard but can't.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Kim Jones dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on KT Panda's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!#R3##CL2#
Panda clinches up against the cage.
Jones lands a nice shot to the body. #TD#
Jones pulls guard successfully.
Panda postures up.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Jones has Panda pulled in close to control his posture.
Panda wants to pass the guard but Jones is keeping the position.
Panda trying to control the position from guard on top but Jones is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #SUB#
Panda got a little sloppy there for a moment and Jones has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Panda has managed to get both his arms back between Jones's legs - danger averted.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda postures up.
Panda is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Jones seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now. #T1##SUB#
Jones throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Panda's corner is telling him to maintain position.#SUB#
Jones is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Panda is aware though and is defending well.#SUB#
Jones looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar. #SUB#
Jones looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Panda engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Panda tries to free his leg and advance position but Jones is retaining full guard. #SUB#
Jones throwing his legs up looking for a triangle. #SUB#
Jones looking for a guillotine here but Panda defends easily.
KT Panda has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Panda sitting in guard, not really doing much. #SUB#
Jones has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Panda can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Panda slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Panda's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.#SUB#
Jones looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar. #T3#
Panda throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Jones works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Panda controls from within his opponent's guard.
Panda wants to control from the top but Jones keeps moving. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Panda works over Jones's head and body with a nice combination.
Panda throws a low kick, looking for Jones's leg but Jones calmly moves out of range.
Jones was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Panda just misses with a punch to the body.
Panda keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Jones.#T4#
Panda throws a leg kick which misses Jones's front leg but catches the back leg as Jones tries to avoid it.
Jones takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Panda throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Jones was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Jones tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
KT Panda seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Panda throws a series of punches but Jones avoids them all with ease.
Jones jabs at Panda's body.
Jones is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Panda can do to turn this around?
Panda takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Panda lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Panda works Jones's body with a nice hook.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Panda throws a right hand that misses
enabling Jones to counter with a crisp jab.

And that's the end of the fight!
KT Panda comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Jones has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 29:28
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 29:28
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 29:28

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

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

 

Event: DMMA 190 Panda vs Ubereerm     
Date:   May 06, 2023
#R1#
Panda waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Ubereem.
A countering left hand to the body from Ubereem misses.
A head kick misses from Panda.
Panda fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Ubereem manages to avoid it.
Ubereem avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Panda throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
We've been informed that Ubereem has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Ubereem connects with a body shot that sends Panda's belly button to the back.
Panda uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Ubereem.
Ubereem misses with a jab, cross combination.
Ubereem takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Panda buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ubereem throws a head kick but Panda moves out of range.
Panda takes one on the button.
Panda misses with a two punch combination.
Panda pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Panda displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Ubereem throws out the jab.
We've been told by Panda's head coaches at Crapollas Gym that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.#T1#
Panda misses the shot to the body.
Ubereem tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Panda is looking to clinch but Ubereem is avoiding it.
Ubereem appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Ubereem uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Good leg kick by Panda.
Ubereem misses with a head kick.
Panda fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Jab by Panda.#CUT#It looks like Alistair Ubereem has been cut.
Ubereem scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.#CUT2#It looks like KT Panda has been cut.
Panda thumps Ubereem with a low kick.
Nice shot by Panda.
Ubereem throws a body shot but no joy.
Ubereem looks to score with a jab to the body but Panda is just out of range.
Ubereem misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Panda fires out a quick counter leg kick but Ubereem just manages to avoid it.#T2#
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Panda throws a leg kick
and Ubereem counters with a nice uppercut.
A swing and a miss from Ubereem.
Donk. Panda catches Ubereem right on the button with a cross.
Panda throws a hook but Ubereem blocks it.
A cross from Ubereem lands.
Ubereem uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Panda.
A nice side step and Ubereem releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Panda throws the kick towards the body but Ubereem avoids it.
Panda throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Panda misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Panda's jab looks to have found its range, popping Ubereem under the eye.
That kick from Panda tenderised Ubereem's leg. Ubereem is trying to keep his angry face on.
Ubereem keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Ubereem.#T3#
A looping hook to the body misses from Ubereem. Panda does a little dance to reset his feet.
Ubereem looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Panda throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
letting Ubereem counter with a right hand.
Panda smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
The fighters circling - Ubereem throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Panda is looking for a counter combo.
Panda misses with a low kick.
It seemed like Ubereem was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Panda connects with a high kick.
Panda throws a chopping leg kick but Ubereem manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Ubereem uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Panda has time to react.
Ubereem throws a body kick that misses.
Ubereem misses with an attempted mid kick.
Panda blocks a jab.
Ubereem connects with a looping right hand. #T4#
Ubereem looks for the body kick but Panda saw that one coming.
Panda misses with a hook.
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!
Panda moves out of range of the strikes.
Panda tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Ubereem was well out of range. Poor timing from Panda.
Panda takes a swing at Ubereem's ribcage but misses.
Ubereem looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Panda's corner calls for a 1-2. Panda obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range. #CUT#That has opened up Alistair Ubereem's cut even more.
Ubereem ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Panda moves away.
Panda scores with a nice head shot.
Ubereem misses the shot to the body.
Panda looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Ubereem is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Panda had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into mush.
Panda displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Ubereem throws out the jab.
Panda throws a body punch but Ubereem moves out of range.
Panda connects with a solid leg kick.
Ubereem scores with a hook to the body. Panda takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
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 KT Panda will probably get the nod.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!#R2#
Ubereem looks to land a body kick but Panda moved away.
Ubereem misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Panda.
Ubereem tries a head kick but it misses.
Panda pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Panda throws a right hand that misses
and Ubereem counters with a left and a right that stings Panda.
Ubereem throws a jab when Panda was well out of range.
Ubereem moves out of range of the strikes.
Ubereem misses with a body shot.
Alistair Ubereem seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Panda tries a head kick but it misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ubereem avoids the head kick by Panda.
Ubereem swings away with a body shot that misses
and Panda counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Ubereem throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Ubereem smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Panda slips under a jab from Ubereem.
Panda swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.#T1#
A head kick misses from Ubereem.
Panda with a nice calf kick.#KD2#
Ubereem lands a big head kick that sends Panda tumbling to the mat! Ubereem takes a step backwards and waves Panda back to his feet - he wants the finish!#ROC2#Panda is rocked!
KT Panda seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Ubereem ducks under a wild hook from Panda.
It seemed like Ubereem was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Panda tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Ubereem keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Panda pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Ubereem throws a hook but Panda avoids it easily.
Ubereem misses with a looping left.
Panda uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Panda misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Panda looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Panda throws a head kick but Ubereem moves out of range. #T2#
Ubereem looks to land a left hand but Panda moved out of range nicely.
Panda swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Panda lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Ubereem takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Ubereem throws a jab but it's blocked by Panda.
Panda fails with an attempt to clinch.
Panda wants to clinch up but Ubereem keeps it at a distance.
Ubereem throws a body shot but no joy.
Panda tries to land a body kick
and Ubereem counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Ubereem scores with a jab to the body.
Panda throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped #KD2#
and Ubereem counters with a nice right hand that sends Panda toppling to the canvas! Panda scrambles and gets back to his feet - can Ubereem finish him?!
Oh Panda is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Ubereem looks for a left high kick but can't connect. Ubereem backs up to catch a breather... no he lunges forward with a huge flying knee that smacks Panda's temple! It sends Panda violently to the canvas! The crowd goes nuts as Ubereem celebrates and the doctors try to help Panda!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:56 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Flying Knee). Alistair Ubereem!
Alistair Ubereem is the new super heavyweight champion!
Alistair Ubereem decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.

 

Event: DMMA 183 Panda vs Melondov     
Date:   Apr 08, 2023
#R1#
Panda throws a series of punches but Melondov avoids them all with ease.
Panda tries to close the distance and clinch but Melondov swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Melondov lands a body shot.
Melondov misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Panda counters with a two punch combo.
Panda swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Melondov is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Panda checks a low kick from Melondov.
Panda is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Panda moves away from the strike by Melondov.
Panda works Melondov's body with a nice hook.
Melondov throws a nice outside leg kick.
Panda scores with a hook to the body. Melondov takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Melondov pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Panda tries to counter by clinching up but Melondov breaks away and moves out of range.
Melondov ducks right into an uppercut from Panda.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Melondov with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Melondov throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Panda counters with a nice leg kick. #CL#
Panda closes the distance and clinches.
Panda lands with a short shot to the head.
A short body shot lands from Panda as the two fighters clinch.
Panda throws a punch but it's blocked by Melondov. #T1#
Melondov blocks an uppercut.
A head punch on the inside from Panda fails to land.
Panda lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Panda lands a shoulder strike.
Melondov working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Melondov lands a right hand that snaps the head of Panda backwards.
Panda tries to work over Melondov's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Panda struggles to land a body shot inside as Melondov controls his hands.
Panda misses with a hook to the ribs.
Panda misses with some punches.
Panda tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Panda working aggressively here.
Melondov lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Panda backwards. #BC2#
Melondov's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Melondov throws a body punch but Panda moves out of range.
Melondov lands a jab to Panda's midsection.
Panda has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Crapollas Gym in the buildup to the fight.
Melondov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Panda. #T2#
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Melondov throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Melondov lands a head kick! #CUT2#It looks like KT Panda has been cut.
Panda throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A jab from Panda misses.
Melondov misses with an uppercut. Panda saw that one coming.
An attempted straight right counter from Panda misses the target.
Panda lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
A jab from Panda misses.
A thudding body kick lands there by Melondov!
Panda is breathing heavily.
Panda takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Panda takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Panda uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Melondov.
Melondov stuns Panda with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Panda takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Melondov throws a lazy right hand but Panda sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Melondov.
Panda sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Melondov is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Panda rather than just go for the knockout.
Panda on the wrong end of a kick to the body. #T3##KD2#
Melondov cracks Panda with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Melondov has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Panda to stand back up!
Panda showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Melondov.
Melondov misses with an attempted mid kick.
Panda appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Melondov misses with a looping right.
Panda throws a big counter combination but Melondov scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Panda scores with a jab to the head.
Melondov throws a head kick that misses. #KD2#
Melondov cracks Panda with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Melondov has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Panda to stand back up!#ROC2#Panda is rocked!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Melondov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Panda.
Melondov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Panda throws the kick towards the body but Melondov avoids it.#KD2#
Melondov sends Panda crashing to the mat with a devastating uppercut! Melondov is motioning to the referee to let Panda up. He wants to try and finish this one on the feet!
Oh Panda is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Nice defenses there by Melondov.
It seemed like Melondov was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Panda throws a jab but it's blocked by Melondov.
Panda seems to have got his legs back now.
Melondov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Panda throws out a leg kick but Melondov moves out of range and Panda only half commits. #T4#
Melondov lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Panda at a distance.
Melondov lands a nice looking kick to the body. Panda takes a step back to recover.
Melondov misses with a body kick.
Melondov tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Sloppy strikes from Panda. Those never looked like landing.
Melondov with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Melondov looks to land a right hand but Panda moved out of range.
Melondov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Panda was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Melondov lands with a shot to the body.
A telegraphed right hand from Melondov misses the target.
Melondov scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Panda looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Melondov misses with a head kick.
Panda takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie. #KD2#
Melondov feints and then winds up with a huge right hand that connects perfectly and sends Panda sprawling to the canvas! Panda rolls over backwards and springs off the cage and manages to regain his footing - how acrobatic! Oh, he's still wobbly - can Melondov finish him?!
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Zheko Melondov dominated that round.
The cut man is working on KT Panda's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare each other down, ready to get back to the action.#R2#
Melondov scoring well with a low kick there.
Melondov jabs Panda to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Melondov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Panda uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Melondov.
Melondov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Panda.
Melondov stuns Panda with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Melondov throws a front kick that sends Panda stumbling back into the cage.
Panda keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Melondov.
Melondov misses the shot to the body.
Panda wants to clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Melondov scores with a body shot.
Panda tries to bum rush Melondov with a series of wild strikes but Melondov uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.#T1##KD2#
Melondov lands a big uppercut and Panda crumbles to the floor! The ref thinks about stopping the fight but Panda looks OK. Melondov waves Panda back to his feet!
Melondov sees an opening and throws a straight punch right through Panda's defenses. It connects perfectly with Panda's jaw and knocks him out cold! Wow - that's a contender for knockout of the year - absolutely brutal!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:11 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Zheko Melondov!
A victorious Zheko Melondov thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.

 

Event: DMMA 173 Panda vs Schults 2     
Date:   Mar 08, 2023
#R1#
Panda dodges the punch combination from Schultz.
Panda looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Panda displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Schultz throws out the jab.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Schultz.
Panda slips a jab and a cross from Schultz.
Schultz is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Panda.
Panda uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Schultz.
Schultz moves out of range of the strikes.
Panda looks to land a combination but Schultz avoids it well.
Panda connects with a nice looking jab.
A jab from Schultz finds it's way through Panda's defenses.
Panda showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Schultz.
Schultz shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Panda walks into a straight right hand from Schultz.#T1#
Panda misses with a low kick.
Panda tries to close the distance and clinch up but Schultz swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Schultz lands a nice shot to the body.
Schultz staying out of range there.
Panda swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Panda takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Panda wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Panda throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Panda takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Schultz swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Schultz connects with a jab.
Schultz tries to clinch there but Panda circles away.
Schultz throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Panda.
Panda swings for the body but Schultz moves out of range.
Panda tries to clinch up but Schultz circles away and keeps his distance.
Schultz throws out a counter right but Panda avoids it with no problem.
Panda avoids the clinch attempt nicely. #T2#
Schultz keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Panda takes one on the button.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!#CL2#
Schultz clinches with his opponent. #BC2#
Schultz breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Schultz misses with the combination.
Panda lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Panda throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Schultz.
Schultz throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Panda sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Panda misses with a wild combination.
Panda looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Panda misses with a series of wild punches.
Schultz scores with a hook.#T3#
Schultz lands with a nice body punch.
Schultz misses with an uppercut.
Schultz avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Schultz misses with a double jab.
Schultz moves out of range of the body kick.
Schultz looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Panda scores with a head kick. Schultz tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Schultz throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Schultz fails in his attempt to clinch. #CL#
Panda closes the distance and clinches.
Schultz wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Panda prevents a body shot from Schultz.
Schultz wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Panda has him pressed against the cage.
Panda doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A nice right hand lands inside from Panda.
Schultz prevents a body shot from Panda.
Panda lands with a right to the head. #T4#
Panda tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Schultz's elbow.
Schultz has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Panda swings wildly with an uppercut but Schultz uses good head movement to avoid it.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Schultz is trying to force a seperation but Panda has the dominant position.
Schultz tries to break the clinch but Panda is controlling the position.
Panda pushes Schultz back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Panda scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Schultz lands a right hand.
Panda stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Panda scores with a nice hook to the head.
A shot in the inside from Panda.
Panda blocks an uppercut.
Panda tries to work over Schultz's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Schultz misses with an elbow over the top.#BC2#
Schultz breaks the clinch.
We've been told by Panda's head coaches at Crapollas Gym that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Panda misses with a body shot.
Schultz is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Panda had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into mush.#CL#
Panda moves into the clinch successfully.
Schultz wants to get back to striking at distance but Panda won't allow it.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Panda.
Panda lands a body shot.
Panda misses with a short punch on the inside.
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 KT Panda will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.#R2#
Panda gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Schultz.
A big right from Panda misses.
Panda throws a body shot but no joy.
Panda throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Schultz sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Panda fails in his attempt to clinch.
Schultz takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Panda tried to score with a low kick but Schultz checks it.
Panda tries a head kick but it misses.
Panda throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Schultz throws a counter combo.
Panda throws a body kick that misses
and Schultz counters with a left and a right that stings Panda.
Schultz throws a combination. Panda tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Panda scores with a body shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Schultz ducks under a wild hook from Panda.
Panda misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Schultz. #CL2#
Schultz clinches up against the cage.
Panda lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Schultz backwards. #T1#
Schultz is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
A right hook to the body lands for Panda.
Schultz is breathing heavily.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Panda.
Schultz tries to circle away but Panda has him pinned against the cage.
Schultz wants to break the clinch but can't.
Schultz lands an elbow inside.
A shot in the inside from Panda. #BC2#
Schultz pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
A slapping body kick lands there for Panda.
A solid leg kick lands there for Panda.
Panda looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Schultz takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Panda throws a nice inside leg kick.
Decent striking displayed by Panda there.
Schultz tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Schultz showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Panda. #T2#
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Schultz throws a body punch but Panda moves out of range.
Schultz throws a right and a left that Panda avoids nicely.
Panda with a body punch. A glancing blow.
The fight stays on the outside here - Panda looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
A looping hook to the body misses from Schultz. Panda does a little dance to reset his feet.
Schultz throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Schultz closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Schultz misses with a wild combination.
Panda scores with a sloppy right hand. Schultz should have avoided that one.
Schultz on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Panda. Panda obviously looking to wear him down.
A jab from Panda does it's job there.
Schultz looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Schultz is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.#T3#
Panda misses with an attempted mid kick.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Panda 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 Schultz has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Schultz and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Schultz is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Panda finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Schultz uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Panda.
A countering left hand to the body from Schultz misses.
Schultz just misses with a punch to the body.
Panda fires out a quick counter leg kick but Schultz just manages to avoid it.
Schultz defending well as Panda loads up on a big left hand.
Panda is looking to chop away at Schultz's legs. #CL#
Panda closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Panda blocks the elbow strike.
Schultz misses with a punch on the inside.
Panda throws a punch but it's blocked by Schultz.
Panda misses with the head strike.
Panda misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Schultz blocks an uppercut.
Schultz is looking to break free of the clinch but Panda has double underhooks. #T4#
Schultz looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.#BC2#
Schultz manages to break the clinch.
Hans Schultz is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Panda avoids the body shot from Schultz.
A quick step to the side and Panda tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Panda walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Schultz checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Panda fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Schultz swings for the body but Panda moves out of range.
Schultz misses with a wild body shot.
Panda throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Schultz loads up on a big right hand but Panda slips the punch.
Schultz swings wildly with a couple of big hooks #CL#
and Panda counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Panda lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Panda misses with a short punch on the inside.
Panda scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Panda tries to throw a body punch but Schultz avoids it by throwing Panda back against the cage.
Panda lands with a light punch inside. #BC2#
Schultz breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Panda ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Schultz moves away.
Schultz throws a counter combo.
Panda throws a head kick that misses
and Schultz counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

KT Panda 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.#R3#
Panda goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Some bone on bone action there as Schultz checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Panda throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Panda throws a wild body kick that Schultz sees coming a mile off.
Schultz tries to clinch but Panda moves away
and Panda counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
KT Panda is winning the standup battle so far.
Panda lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
A head kick misses from Panda.
Schultz misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Panda counters with a nice low kick that buckles Schultz's knee momentarily.
Schultz defending well as Panda loads up on a big left hand.
Panda throws a body punch but Schultz moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda throws a jab but it's blocked by Schultz.
Schultz misses with a double jab.
Panda throws a poor cross that misses
and Schultz counters with a two punch combo.
Schultz lands a nice shot that snaps Panda's head back.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A big right from Panda misses. #T1#
Schultz misses with a double jab.
Schultz lands a nice shot that snaps Panda's head back.
Panda lands with a shot to the body.
Panda keeps Schultz at a distance using the push kick.
Schultz showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Panda.
As Panda backs off Schultz throws a huge counter combo but Panda manages to avoid it all.
Panda cracks a nice hook into Schultz's ribs.
Schultz lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Panda lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Panda darts in trying to clinch
and Schultz counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Panda keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot. #T2#
Panda throws the kick towards the body but Schultz avoids it.
A nice leg kick lands there from Panda.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Schultz avoids the body shot from Panda.
Schultz throws a counter combo.
Schultz checks the leg kick.
Panda fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Schultz has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Schultz fails to land with a series of punches.
Panda is looking for a counter combo.
Panda misses with a looping left.
Schultz throws a counter combo.
Schultz doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Schultz is looking to clinch.
Nice body punch from Panda.
Schultz takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Schultz tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Panda manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.#CL2#
Schultz rushes Panda and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Panda keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Schultz's efforts to push away.#BC2#
Schultz breaks the clinch. #T3#
Panda moves out of range of the strikes.
Panda looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Panda swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Panda throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Schultz misses with a jab, cross combination.
Panda 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.
Schultz throws a combination. Panda tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Panda changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Panda throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Panda throws a chopping leg kick but Schultz manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Schultz misses with a body shot.
Panda connects with a good right hand that stumbles Schultz. Schultz circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
A slow jab from Panda misses its intended target.
Panda avoids a punch combination nicely. #T4#
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Panda throws a body punch but Schultz moves out of range.
Schultz ducks under a wild hook from Panda.
Panda throws a low kick but Schultz moves out of range easily.
No joy there for Schultz, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Schultz tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Panda is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Schultz doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
A low kick lands for Panda.
Panda misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Schultz.
Panda scoring well with a low kick there.
Panda tries to score with a low kick but Schultz moves his leg out of the way.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

KT Panda clearly takes that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!#R4#
Panda keeps the fight on the outside.
Panda circles away from the clinch attempt. #CL2#
Schultz moves into the clinch.
Panda tries to work over Schultz's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Panda keeps control of Schultz as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks. #BC2#
Schultz manages to break the clinch.
Panda swats away the attempt to clinch by Schultz.
Panda goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Schultz's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Panda is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Schultz lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Schultz was well out of range. Poor timing from Panda.
Panda changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
No joy there for Schultz, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Schultz slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Panda takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.#T1#
Nice body kick from Panda.
Schultz is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Schultz uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Panda.
Schultz staying out of range there.
A jab from Panda finds it's way through Schultz's defenses.
Panda jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Panda connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Schultz avoids the head kick by Panda.
Panda lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Schultz circles away quickly and effectively.
Schultz throws a series of punches but Panda avoids them all with ease.
Schultz scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Schultz checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Schultz tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Panda paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Panda misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Schultz.
A little jabbing left from Schultz on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Schultz cracks Panda with a right hand to the side of the head.#T2#
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!
Panda misses with a looping right.
Schultz ducks under a wild hook from Panda.
Panda misses with a straight left.
Panda pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Panda takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Schultz!
Panda keeps the fight on the outside.
Panda swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Panda tries a head kick but it misses.
Schultz scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Schultz thuds his right hand into Panda's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Panda fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Schultz cracks Panda with a right hand to the side of the head.
Schultz wants to clinch up but Panda keeps it at a distance.#T3#
Schultz needs to keep his hands up - Panda had a free shot at his head there.
Panda takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Schultz on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Panda looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Panda is looking to clinch but Schultz is avoiding it.
Schultz throws a body shot but no joy.
Panda dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Schultz. That did some damage!
Panda defending well as Schultz loads up on a big left hand. #CL2#
Schultz gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
A head punch on the inside from Panda fails to land.
Schultz pushes off an throws an elbow but Panda leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
KT Panda has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Panda swings wildly with an uppercut but Schultz uses good head movement to avoid it.
Panda fails to land with a short punch on the inside. #BC2#
Schultz's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Schultz throws a lazy right hand but Panda sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Panda throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Schultz is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Panda with a body shot.#T4#
Schultz throws a right hand that misses
and Panda counters with a nice uppercut.
Schultz lands a right hook to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Schultz scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Panda pulls out of a head kick attempt. #CL#
Panda instigates a clinch. #BC2#
Schultz manages to break the clinch.
Panda slips under a jab.
Schultz misses the jab.
Panda is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Schultz is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
A slow jab from Panda misses its intended target.
Panda throws a body shot but no joy.
Schultz checks the leg kick.
Panda throws a leg kick
and Schultz counters with a stiff right hand.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Hans Schultz will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Panda's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!#R5#
Schultz tries to bum rush Panda with a series of wild strikes but Panda uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Schultz takes a jab right on the kisser.
A big left from Schultz misses.
Panda tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Schultz is looking for the big counter here.
Schultz rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Panda counters with a nice low kick that buckles Schultz's knee momentarily.
Panda fails with an attempt to clinch.
Panda pivots, looking for a leg kick but Schultz is out of range and Panda settles back down.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Schultz! But no joy.
Panda ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Schultz swinging wildly here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda walks into a left hand.
Panda has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Schultz avoids a kick to the body.
Schultz tries to bum rush Panda with a series of wild strikes but Panda uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
As Schultz backs away, Panda returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.#T1#
Panda rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Schultz moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Panda throws a head kick but Schultz moves out of range.
Schultz is looking for the big counter here.
Jab by Schultz.
Jab by Panda.
Nice shot by Panda.
Panda throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Panda scores with a jab to the head.
Schultz connects with a crisp jab.
Panda misses with a low kick.#CL2#
Schultz has Panda up against the cage in a clinch.
Panda throws a punch but it's blocked by Schultz.
Schultz blocks an uppercut.
Panda misses with a hook to the ribs. #BC2#
Schultz breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat. #T2#
Panda throws a shot from downtown. Schultz moves away and avoids it.
Panda will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Panda takes a swing at Schultz's ribcage but misses.
Schultz avoids the body shot from Panda.
Panda looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Panda throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
A combination from Schultz does no damage.
Schultz tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Panda manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
A thudding body kick lands there by Panda!
A jab from Schultz misses.
Panda throws a leg kick but Schultz sees it coming and moves out of range.
Schultz throws a lazy right hand but Panda sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Panda takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.#T3##CL#
Panda has managed to clinch.
Panda struggles to land a body shot inside as Schultz controls his hands.
Schultz gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Panda tries a body shot but Schultz blocks it.
Panda lands a nice shot to the body.
Schultz is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Panda gets through Schultz's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Panda swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Panda working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Panda lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Schultz has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Panda seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Schultz can turn it around.
Panda throws a head punch that misses.
Schultz pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Panda lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Schultz backwards.
Panda can't find room to land a body shot as Schultz controls the action.
Panda tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Schultz working hard to break the clinch.#BC2#
Schultz's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Schultz takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Panda lands a jab to Schultz's midsection.#T4#
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Schultz works Panda's body with a nice hook.
Panda does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Panda tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Schultz was well out of range. Poor timing from Panda.
Panda smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Schultz keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
KT Panda is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Panda throws a hook but Schultz avoids it easily.
Hans Schultz has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Panda blocks a jab.
Panda is looking to counter punch.
Panda keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Schultz.
It looked like Panda was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Schultz.
Panda scores with a punch to the head.
Panda slips a jab and a cross from Schultz.
Schultz swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Panda counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Panda scores with a nice strike.
Schultz chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Panda can pounce on him.
Schultz avoids the body shot from Panda.

And that's the end of the fight!
KT Panda showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Panda has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 49:47
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 49:46
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 48:47

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... KT Panda!

KT Panda retains his super heavyweight title!
Hans Schultz was interviewed post fight and said ' "I see nothing! I hear nothing! I know nothing!" '.

 

Event: DMMA 167 Panda vs Cortez     
Date:   Feb 12, 2023
#R1##CL#
Cortez tries to keep at a distance but Panda has taken the fight into the clinch.
Panda lands a hook to the side of the head.
Cortez fails to pull guard.
Cortez blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Panda fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Cortez 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.
Panda throws a punch but it's blocked by Cortez.
Panda misses with the head strike.
Cortez jumps guard but Panda stands there with Cortez around his waist. Cortez gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Panda swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Panda struggles to land a body shot inside as Cortez controls his hands.
Cortez blocking some punches.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda lands a right hand that snaps the head of Cortez backwards.
A short right from Panda.
A short right from Panda.
Panda tries a body shot but Cortez blocks it.
Panda misses with some punches.
Panda misses with a hook to the ribs. #T1#
Cortez fails to pull the fight into his guard.
KT Panda has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Don Cortez.
Panda misses with the head strike.
Cortez's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Panda lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Cortez backwards.
Cortez is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Panda gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Panda throws a head punch that misses.
Cortez blocks an uppercut.
A hook to the body from Panda.
A short uppercut from Panda.
A short right from Panda on the inside.
Panda lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Panda struggles to land a body shot inside as Cortez controls his hands.
Panda misses with a body punch.
Panda fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Cortez.
A short body shot lands from Panda as the two fighters clinch.
Cortez looks winded!#T2#
A head punch blocked on the inside by Cortez.
Panda scores with an uppercut up the middle.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A right hand to the body from Panda.
Panda lands an uppercut.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Panda.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Cortez.
Good body shot from Panda.
Panda scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Panda lands a right hand.
Panda lands with a light punch inside.
A hook to the body from Panda.
Panda lands a right hand.
Panda misses with a punch to the body.
A short right from Panda on the inside.
Panda throws a head punch that misses.
Panda lands a hook to the side of the head.#T3#
Panda lands with a light punch inside.
A hook to the body from Panda.
Panda lands a body shot.
Panda misses with some punches.
Panda tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Cortez's elbow.
Panda tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Panda lands a right hand.
Panda lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Cortez backwards.
Cortez is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Panda to keep the fight standing.
A short left from Panda.
A short uppercut from Panda.
Panda misses with the head strike.
Panda digs a right hand underneath Cortez's ribcage. Cortez let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Good body shot from Panda.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Panda.
Panda lands with a right to the head. #T4#
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Panda lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Panda throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Cortezs head.
Cortez takes a shot to the head.
Panda pushes Cortez back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Panda struggles to land a body shot inside as Cortez controls his hands.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Panda.
Panda misses with some punches.
Panda tries to work over Cortez's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Panda fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Panda lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Panda is working Cortez over against the cage.
Panda scores with a hook to the body.
Cortez blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Panda has a couple of punches blocked by Cortez.
Cortez blocking some punches.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Panda is defending well against a takedown attempt.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

KT Panda dominated that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!#R2#
Panda lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Panda is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Cortez can do to turn this around?
Sloppy strikes from Panda. Those never looked like landing.
Panda works Cortez's body with a nice hook.
Panda scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Cortez swings for the body but Panda moves out of range.
Panda moves out of range of the strikes.
Cortez looks to land a combination. Panda sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Panda lands with a slapping head kick. #CUT#It looks like Don Cortez has been cut.
Panda keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Panda is looking to counter with head kicks.
Cortez keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Cortez takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Panda scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Cortez takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Panda avoids a punch combination nicely.
Cortez is breathing heavily.
A head kick misses from Panda.
Cortez looks to score with a jab to the body but Panda is just out of range.
A counter left hand to the body from Panda misses its target.
KT Panda is winning the standup battle so far.#T1#
Panda gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Panda throws a head kick that half lands.
Cortez uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Panda. #KD#
Panda cracks Cortez with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Panda has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Cortez to stand back up!#ROC#Cortez is rocked!
Nice body punch from Panda.
Cortez is still on wobbly legs! Can Panda finish him?
Cortez stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Panda.
Cortez seems to have recovered his senses.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Panda digs a good hook to Cortez's body.
Panda connects with a solid leg kick.
Panda throws a good cross that connects.
A swing and a miss from Cortez.
Panda was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Cortez throws out a loose jab but Panda uses good head movement to avoid it. #CL#
Panda moves into range and clinches up with Cortez.
Panda scores with a shoulder strike.
Cortez blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Cortez drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Panda gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Panda lands a right hand. #T2#
A short right hand to the side of the head by Panda.
Panda lands a body punch in the clinch.
Panda lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Panda works on Cortez's body with a couple of short punches.
A short right from Panda on the inside.
Panda throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Cortezs head.
KT Panda has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Panda lands with a right to the head.
Panda doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A short left from Panda.
Panda misses with a punch to the body.
Cortez's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Cortez blocks a body shot from Panda.
Panda lands a hook that snaps the head of Cortez backwards. #T3#
Panda lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Cortez backwards.
A short right from Panda.
Panda tries to work over Cortez's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Panda scores with a shot to the side of Cortez's head.
Panda goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Cortez is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Panda gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Panda misses with a punch to the body.
Cortez takes a shot to the head.
Cortez blocks an uppercut.
Panda tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Cortez's elbow.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Panda.
Cortez blocking some punches.
Panda throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Cortezs head.
Panda can't find room to land a body shot as Cortez controls the action. #KD#
Panda drops Cortez onto one knee with a big uppercut from the clinch! Cortez is propped up by the cage and works his way back to his feet!#T4#
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Panda struggles to land a body shot inside as Cortez controls his hands.
Panda lands an uppercut.
A short body shot lands from Panda as the two fighters clinch. #KD#
Panda drops Cortez onto one knee with a big uppercut from the clinch! Cortez is propped up by the cage and works his way back to his feet!
Good body shot from Panda.
Panda digs a right hand underneath Cortez's ribcage. Cortez let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Panda scores with a shot to the side of Cortez's head.
A short right from Panda on the inside.
Panda throws a punch but it's blocked by Cortez.
A right hand to the body from Panda.
Panda lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Panda misses with some punches.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Cortez drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
KT Panda has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Don Cortez.
A nice left hand lands by Panda.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

KT Panda dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Don Cortez's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare each other down, ready to get back to the action.#R3#
A nice leg kick from Panda, right into the meat of the thigh.
Don Cortez is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Panda throws a body shot but no joy.
A big right from Cortez misses.
Panda ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Cortez moves away.
Panda misses with a body kick.
Cortez connects with a body shot that sends Panda's belly button to the back.
Cortez throws a jab when Panda was well out of range.
A nice leg kick from Panda, right into the meat of the thigh.
Cortez lands a really nice looking cross but Panda seems unphased.
Panda showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Cortez.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda misses with a body shot.
Cortez takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Cortez walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Panda cracks Cortez with a right hand to the side of the head.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Panda.
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!
Cortez with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Panda to score with a decent uppercut.
Cortez takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.#T1#
Panda lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Cortez at a distance.
Panda throws a nice head kick!
Cortez dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Panda swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Cortez.
Panda keeps Cortez at a distance using the push kick.
Panda lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Sloppy strikes from Cortez. Those never looked like landing.
Panda quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Jab, jab by Panda - just one landing. #CL#
Panda has managed to clinch.
Panda goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Panda lands a nice uppercut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Panda misses with a punch to the body.
Panda prevents a takedown attempt there.
Panda throws a punch but it's blocked by Cortez. #T2#
Panda doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A nice left hand lands by Panda.
Cortez is trying to pull guard but Panda turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Panda tries a body shot but Cortez blocks it.
Panda scores with a shot to the side of Cortez's head.
Panda misses with a short punch on the inside.
A right hook to the body lands for Panda.
Panda lands with a right to the head.
Panda tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Cortez's elbow.
Panda lands with a short punch from the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Panda.
Panda misses with a punch on the inside.
Panda working aggressively here.
Cortez has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Panda avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
KT Panda has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Don Cortez.
Panda tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage. #T3#
Panda lands with a right to the head.
Panda is working Cortez over against the cage.
Panda swings wildly with an uppercut but Cortez uses good head movement to avoid it.
Panda lands a nice shot to the body.
Panda lands with a left to the head.
Panda lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Panda throws a punch but it's blocked by Cortez.
Panda misses with a punch on the inside.
Panda tries to work over Cortez's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Cortez's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Panda stops a takedown attempt from Cortez.
Panda lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Panda has a couple of punches blocked by Cortez. #T4#
Panda scores with a shot to the side of Cortez's head.
Panda lands with a short punch from the clinch.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Panda lands a nice uppercut.
Panda fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Panda misses with the head strike.
Cortez blocks an uppercut.
A right hook to the body lands for Panda.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Panda.
Panda swings wildly with an uppercut but Cortez uses good head movement to avoid it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Cortez.
Panda lands with a left to the head.
Panda misses with a short punch on the inside.
Panda misses with a short punch on the inside.
Panda lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Cortez backwards.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

KT Panda clearly takes that round.
The cut man is working on Don Cortez's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare each other down, ready to get back to the action.#R4#
Panda moves out of range as Cortez strikes.
A quick step to the side and Panda tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Cortez scores with a sloppy right hand. Panda should have avoided that one.
Cortez tests Panda's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Panda dodges the punch combination from Cortez.
Panda lifts his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Panda cracks a nice hook into Cortez's ribs.
Panda tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Cortez was well out of range. Poor timing from Panda.
Cortez changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Cortez looks to land a left hand but Panda moved out of range nicely.
Cortez misses the shot to the body.
We've been told by Panda's head coaches at Crapollas Gym that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Cortez swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda cracks a nice hook into Cortez's ribs.
Panda misses with a body shot.
Cortez slips a jab from Panda.
Cortez throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Panda sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Panda went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Panda lands with a thumping leg kick. #T1#
Cortez goes for a double leg but Panda avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Panda continues to drive forward.
Cortez's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Panda scores with a crisp jab that stopped Cortez in his tracks.
Panda is looking to slow Cortez down with leg kicks.
Panda is looking to wear down Cortez with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Panda scores with a sloppy right hand. Cortez should have avoided that one.
A combination from Cortez does no damage.
Cortez is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Cortez keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Cortez changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Panda keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Cortez.
Panda tried to counter with a leg kick but Cortez avoided it.
Panda lands with a straight right. Cortez didn't see that one coming.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Panda, as that shot connected. #CL#
Panda moves into the clinch.
Panda lands a left hand that snaps the head of Cortez backwards.
Panda misses with a hook from the clinch.
Nice body punch from Panda.
Cortez prevents a body shot from Panda.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Panda lands with a short head shot on the inside. #T2#
A head punch blocked on the inside by Cortez.
Cortez is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Panda pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Panda doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A head punch on the inside from Panda fails to land.
Panda goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Panda lands a nice uppercut.
Panda makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Panda lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Panda misses with a punch on the inside.
Panda misses with some punches. #TD2#
Cortez gets a trip takedown into half guard.
Cortez is keen to just control but Panda is a slippery customer.
Cortez throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Panda desperately trying to maintain half guard.
Cortez prevents Panda from standing back up. #T3#
Panda has his hands clasped together around Cortez's back. He's all about the action.
Cortez stops Panda from getting back to his feet.
Cortez not throwing his punches with enough precision this time. #SUB2#
Cortez seems to be working for a kimura but Panda defends the submission attempt.
Cortez not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Cortez with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Panda manages to get to full guard.
Panda is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage. #T4#
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Panda trying to keep a closed guard but Cortez is proving a slippery customer.
Cortez working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Panda is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Cortez trying to control but Panda is working from the bottom. #REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Cortez misses with a straight left.
Panda misses with a body shot.
Panda slips under a jab from Cortez.
Panda cracks a nice hook into Cortez's ribs.
Panda walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
A nice leg kick from Panda, right into the meat of the thigh.
Cortez ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Panda moves away.
Panda keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

KT Panda had his way with Don Cortez in that round.
The cut man is working on Don Cortez's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!#R5#
Cortez 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.
Panda throws a sloppy head kick and Cortez moves out of range easily.
Cortez bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Panda ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
A slow jab from Panda misses its intended target.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Cortez!
A low kick from Panda is predictable there #TD2#
and Cortez counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Cortez won't allow Panda to get back to his feet.
Panda controlling Cortez's posture.
Cortez wants to control from the top but Panda keeps moving.
Panda is trying to control the position from the bottom. #T1#
Cortez connects with a couple of short punches.
Panda wants to stand but Cortez is controlling the position.
Panda keeping full guard, as Cortez tries to pass.
Cortez pushes down on Panda's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Cortez stops Panda from getting back to his feet.
Panda keeps control of the position for the meantime.
Cortez wants to take a breather but Panda is having none of it.
Panda is controlling Cortez's position as best he can from this difficult position.#T2#
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Panda has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Cortez is working away from the top position though.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
Panda is trying to stand up here but Cortez is controlling him well. #REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up.
Panda defending well as Cortez loads up on a big left hand.
Sloppy strikes from Cortez. Those never looked like landing.
Cortez changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Cortez defending well as Panda loads up on a big left hand.
Cortez is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Panda waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Cortez.
A big left from Cortez misses.
Panda appears to be looking for a big counter.
Panda lands a body shot.
Cortez's corner calls for a 1-2. Cortez obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Cortez lands a nice hook to Panda's body. Panda takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Cortez swinging wildly here. #T3#
Cortez looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Panda looks to score with a jab to the body but Cortez is just out of range.
Cortez looks to land a right hand but Panda moved out of range.
Panda throws a head kick but Cortez moves out of range.
Both fighters circling a little - Panda finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Cortez is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Panda throws a leg kick but Cortez checks it.
KT Panda is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Cortez walks forward, straight into a front kick from Panda.
Panda slips under a jab.#CL#
Panda gets in close and instigates a clinch.
A shot in the inside from Panda. #TD2#
Cortez pulls guard effortlessly.
Panda slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Cortez keeping moving, preventing Panda from controlling successfully. #T4#
Panda slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.
Cortez trying to keep a closed guard but Panda is proving a slippery customer.
Don Cortez has got the better of the ground game so far.
Cortez can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Panda controls the pace.
KT Panda is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Panda wants to control from the top but Cortez keeps moving.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters, thinking about a standup.
Panda is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Cortez is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.#REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Cortez connects with a jab.

And that's the end of the fight!
Don Cortez comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Panda has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 49:45
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 49:44
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 49:44

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... KT Panda!

KT Panda retains his super heavyweight title!

 

Event: DMMA 163 Puno vs Panda     
Date:   Jan 15, 2023
#R1#
Panda is looking to slow Puno down with leg kicks.
Panda moves out of range as Puno strikes.
Panda fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
A counter left hand to the body from Puno misses its target.
Panda scores to the head and body with a nice combination!#CUT2#It looks like Adan Puno has been cut.
We've been informed that Panda has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Panda dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Puno. That did some damage!
Puno throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.#CL2#
Panda closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Puno working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Panda working aggressively here.
Puno scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Puno scores with a shoulder strike.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Puno misses with a body punch.
Puno misses with a punch on the inside.
Puno displaying some good clinch control by pressing Panda up against the cage.
Panda misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Panda being controlled against the cage.
Panda makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.#T1#
Panda lands with a right to the head.
A head punch on the inside from Panda fails to land.
A nice right hand lands inside from Panda.
Panda blocking some punches.
Puno tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage. #BC#
Puno manages to break the clinch.
Nice cross by Puno.#CUT#It looks like KT Panda has been cut.
Puno keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Puno was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Puno swings for the body but Panda moves out of range.
Panda jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Panda dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Puno. That did some damage!#CL2#
Panda closes the distance and clinches.
Puno lands a nice uppercut.
Panda tries to work over Puno's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A nice right hand lands inside from Puno. #T2#
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!
Panda throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Punos head.
Puno misses with a punch to the body.
Panda lands a body shot in the clinch.
Puno scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Puno misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Panda doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Panda swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Puno misses with some punches.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Panda.
A head punch on the inside from Panda fails to land.
Puno taking a breather.
Puno digs a right hand into Panda's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Panda's gas tank.
Puno doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Puno blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Panda fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Panda misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Panda lands a body punch in the clinch.
Puno tries a body shot but Panda blocks it.
Puno is trying to break the clinch but Panda has him pressed against the cage.
Puno goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Puno tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Panda's elbow. #T3#
Puno lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Panda backwards.
Puno works on Panda's body with a couple of short punches.
Panda struggles to land a body shot inside as Puno controls his hands.
Panda working aggressively here.
Panda blocks a body shot from Puno.
Panda misses with a hook to the ribs.
Puno works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Panda misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Puno lands a hook to the side of the head.
Panda looks winded!
Puno throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Pandas head.
Panda prevents a body shot from Puno.
Puno works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Puno lands a nice elbow.
Puno lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Panda.
Nice body punch from Puno.
Puno lands a hook that snaps the head of Panda backwards.
Puno lands a hook to the side of the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.#BC#
Puno breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Puno walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Panda checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
A punch combination from Puno misses. #T4#
Puno swats away the attempt to clinch by Panda.
Panda misses with a jab, cross combination.
Panda looks to land a right hand but Puno moved out of range.
Puno appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Panda ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Puno moves away.
Puno fires out a quick counter leg kick but Panda just manages to avoid it.
Panda moves to clinch but Puno breaks away
and Puno counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Panda's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Panda duly obliges.
Panda looks for the body kick but Puno saw that one coming.
A big right from Puno misses.
Panda misses with a body shot.
It looked like Puno wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
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 Adan Puno will probably get the nod.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!#R2#
Panda fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Panda does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Puno takes a shot to the body in his stride.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Panda.
Puno throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Nice jab there from Puno. #KD#
Puno sends Panda crashing to the mat with a devastating uppercut! Puno is motioning to the referee to let Panda up. He wants to try and finish this one on the feet!#ROC#Panda is rocked!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Puno fakes the leg kick and throws a superman punch. It's knocked Panda out cold! Brutal finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:43 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Superman Punch). Adan Puno!
Adan Puno retains his heavyweight title!
A very excited looking Adan Puno 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: DMMA 158 Panda vs Schultz     
Date:   Dec 24, 2022
#R1#
Panda wants to clinch up but Schultz keeps it at a distance.
KT Panda seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Panda cracks Schultz with a right hand to the side of the head.
Schultz takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Schultz getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Panda stuns Schultz with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Panda tries to clinch up.
Panda walks into a jab.
Panda takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Panda throws a looping overhand right but Schultz ducks down to avoid it.
Panda misses with a left hand
letting Schultz counter with a right hand.
Panda throws a body shot but no joy.
Panda is looking to land body kicks.
Panda misses with a body shot.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Panda misses with a low kick.
Schultz jabs Panda to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Panda throws a leg kick that is checked
and Schultz counters with a stiff right hand. #T1#
Panda scores with a crisp jab that stopped Schultz in his tracks.
Schultz blocks a head kick by Panda. #CL2#
Schultz rushes Panda and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Panda scores with a shot to the side of Schultz's head.
Schultz goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Panda scores with a shoulder strike.
Panda presses Schultz against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Nice body punch from Panda.
Schultz looks winded!
Nice body punch from Panda.
A left hand lands to the body for Panda.
A short uppercut from Panda.
Schultz blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Panda fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Schultz misses with a hook to the ribs.
Schultz tries to throw a body punch but Panda avoids it by throwing Schultz back against the cage.
Panda misses with a short punch on the inside.
Panda struggles to land a body shot inside as Schultz controls his hands.
A short right from Schultz.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Schultz gets through Panda's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.#T2#
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Schultz.
A hook to the body from Panda.
Panda tries a body shot but Schultz blocks it.
A right handed body shot lands from Panda.
A short right from Panda.
Panda swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Good body shot from Panda.
Panda lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Panda lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Nice body punch from Panda - that landed with a thud.
Panda lands a body punch.
Panda lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Panda lands a right hand.
Panda digs a right hand underneath Schultz's ribcage. Schultz let out a lung full of air as it connected.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Panda.
Panda working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Schultz has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Panda seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Schultz can turn it around.
Panda scores with a shoulder strike.
Schultz blocks an uppercut.
Panda is leaning against Schultz and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Panda throws a head punch that misses.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Panda creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut. #T3#
Panda lands a nice uppercut.
Schultz blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Schultz can't find room to land a body shot as Panda controls the action.
Schultz takes a shot to the head.
A short left from Panda.
Panda lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Panda lands a hook to the side of the head.
Panda lands with a left to the head.
Panda pushes Schultz back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Panda struggles to land a body shot inside as Schultz controls his hands.
Panda swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A right hook to the body lands for Panda.
Panda lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Schultz blocks an uppercut.
A head punch on the inside from Panda fails to land.
Panda misses with a punch to the body.
Panda misses with a punch on the inside.
Schultz blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Panda struggles to land a body shot inside as Schultz controls his hands.
A head punch on the inside from Panda fails to land. #T4#
Panda tries to work over Schultz's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A shot in the inside from Panda.
Panda digs a right hand underneath Schultz's ribcage. Schultz let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Panda throws a head punch that misses.
A nice left hand lands by Panda.
Schultz blocks a body shot from Panda.
A short uppercut from Panda.
Panda tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A nice right hand lands inside from Panda.
Panda tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Panda can't find room to land a body shot as Schultz controls the action.
Panda misses with a hook from the clinch.
Schultz misses with the head strike.
Schultz misses with the head strike.
Schultz tries a body shot but Panda blocks it.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Panda working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Panda lands a right hand.
Panda lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Schultz takes a shot to the head.
Panda tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Schultz's elbow.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

KT Panda dominated that round.
That's time! Panda's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.#R2#
Schultz sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Panda lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Panda has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
Panda throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Schultz stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Schultz is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Panda swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Panda throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Panda swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Schultz throws out a counter right but Panda avoids it with no problem.
Schultz misses with the combination.
Schultz on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Schultz throws a lazy right hand but Panda sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Panda lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Schultz takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Schultz digs a good body shot into Panda's ribs.
Panda is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Schultz can do to turn this around?
A shot to the liver by Schultz. Beautiful body shot.#T1##CL#
Panda moves into range and clinches up with Schultz.
Panda lands with a short shot to the head.
Panda misses with a punch to the body.
Panda misses with the head strike.
Panda swings wildly with an uppercut but Schultz uses good head movement to avoid it.
Panda lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Schultz backwards.
Schultz blocking some punches.
Schultz tries a body shot but Panda blocks it.
A head punch on the inside from Schultz fails to land.
Panda lands with a light punch inside.
Panda softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Schultz is breathing heavily.
Panda blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Schultz blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A short right from Panda on the inside.
A short uppercut from Panda. #ROC#Schultz is rocked!
Panda throws a punch but it's blocked by Schultz.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Panda has a couple of punches blocked by Schultz.
Panda lands with a short shot to the head.
Schultz is still on wobbly legs! Can Panda finish him?#T2#
Schultz has a couple of punches blocked by Panda.
Schultz seems to have recovered his senses.
Panda misses with a hook to the ribs.
Panda lands with a right to the head.
Panda struggles to land a body shot inside as Schultz controls his hands.
Panda tries to throw a body punch but Schultz avoids it by throwing Panda back against the cage.
Schultz lands a nice uppercut.
Panda misses with a body punch.
Schultz lands an elbow just above Panda 's eye. #CUT2#It looks like KT Panda has been cut.
Panda misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Schultz has a couple of punches blocked by Panda.
Schultz lands on the inside with an uppercut.
A right handed body shot lands from Panda.
Panda lands a nice uppercut.
Schultz has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Panda makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Panda lands a right hand that snaps the head of Schultz backwards.
Panda lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A nice right hand lands inside from Panda.
Panda lands a right hand.
Panda misses with a punch to the body.
Panda is leaning against Schultz and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.#T3#
Panda tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Schultz blocking some punches.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Panda.
Panda doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A short right from Panda on the inside.
Panda tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Panda lands an uppercut.
Panda lands a hook to the side of the head.
Panda works on Schultz's body with a couple of short punches.
Panda lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Panda pushes Schultz against the cage. Panda is working some dirty boxing. Panda pushes off with a quick right hook! Schultz goes down! Schultz tries to stand but stumbles back to his kness! Panda moves in to finish and the ref steps in to prevent any more damage!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:42 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). KT Panda!
KT Panda retains his super heavyweight title!
The defeated Hans Schultz had this to say: ' "I see nothing! I hear nothing! I know nothing!" '.

 

Event: DMMA 154 Panda vs Viikinki     
Date:   Nov 26, 2022
#R1#
Panda moves out of range of the strikes.
Viikinki circles away from the clinch attempt.
Viikinki is looking for the big counter here.
Viikinki avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Panda tries to clinch up but Viikinki circles away and keeps his distance.
Panda scores with a kick to the body.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Panda - that will leave a mark!
Panda lands a leg kick that knocks Viikinki off balance momentarily.#CL#
Panda rushes Viikinki and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Viikinki takes a shot to the head.
Panda misses with a short punch on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#BC2#
Viikinki pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
A jab from Panda finds it's way through Viikinki's defenses.
Panda slips under a jab from Viikinki.
Panda thinks about countering with a head kick.
Viikinki avoids the body shot from Panda.
Viikinki looks to throw the jab but Panda is out of range. #T1#
Viikinki takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Panda misses with a two punch combination.
Panda misses with a body shot
and Viikinki connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.#CUT2#It looks like KT Panda has been cut.
Viikinki takes a swing at Panda's ribcage but misses.
A low kick lands for Panda.
Viikinki swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Viikinki throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Panda tries to clinch but Viikinki moves out of range.
Viikinki ducks down and throws a hook to the body.#CL#
Panda clinches.
Viikinki lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Viikinki gets through Panda's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Panda tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Nice body punch from Panda.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Viikinki prevents a body shot from Panda. #T2#
Viikinki lands with a light punch inside. #BC2#
Viikinki pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Panda misses with a straight left.
Viikinki moves out of range of the leg kick from Panda.
KT Panda seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Panda is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Panda throws a body shot but no joy.
Viikinki misses with a left hand
and Panda connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Panda tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Viikinki manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Viikinki steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Panda. That one must have hurt.
Nice body punch from Panda.
Panda avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Panda staying out of range there.
We've been told by Panda's head coaches at Crapollas Gym that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Panda tries to close the distance and clinch but Viikinki swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Viikinki swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.#T3#
Panda connects with a good right hand that stumbles Viikinki. Viikinki circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Viikinki missing with a left hand there. Panda was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Panda slips a jab from Viikinki.
Panda lands a jab to the nose.
A telegraphed right hand from Viikinki misses the target.
Viikinki slips under a jab from Panda.
Panda ducks under a wild hook from Viikinki.
Panda swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Viikinki rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Panda counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Viikinki 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.
Panda steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Viikinki.
Panda lands with a hook. Viikinki tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
The fight stays on the outside here - Panda looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Viikinki looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.#T4#
Panda throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
It seemed like Viikinki was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.#CL#
Viikinki gets tackled into the cage by Panda. Panda maintains the clinch.
Viikinki lands a left hand that snaps the head of Panda backwards.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Viikinki lands a nice uppercut.
A head punch on the inside from Viikinki fails to land.
Panda lands a left hand that snaps the head of Viikinki backwards.
Panda doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Viikinki lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Panda backwards. #BC2#
Viikinki manages to break the clinch.
Panda scoring well with a low kick there.
Viikinki misses with an uppercut. Panda saw that one coming.
The fighters circling - Viikinki throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Panda tries to clinch up but Viikinki circles away and keeps his distance.
Viikinki let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Viikinki lands with a shot to the body.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

KT Panda dominated that round.
The cut man is working on KT Panda's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare each other down, ready to get back to the action.#R2#
Panda ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Viikinki moves away.
Panda lands a nice leg kick that just misses Viikinki's sensitive parts.
Panda throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Panda throws a half hearted mid kick.
Panda lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Viikinki takes a swing at Panda's ribcage but misses.
KT Panda is winning the standup battle so far.
A slapping leg kick lands for Panda.
Panda lands a front kick.
Panda misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Viikinki.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda looks to score with a jab to the body but Viikinki is just out of range.
Viikinki avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Viikinki throws a counter combo.
Panda is looking to wear down Viikinki with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Panda throws a hook but Viikinki avoids it easily.
Panda has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
Viikinki lands with a good body shot.#T1#
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Panda 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 Viikinki has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Viikinki and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.#CL#
Panda gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Panda throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Viikinkis head.
Viikinki lands with a light punch inside.
Panda lands a right hand that snaps the head of Viikinki backwards.
Viikinki swings wildly with an uppercut but Panda uses good head movement to avoid it.
Panda misses with a short punch on the inside.
Viikinki struggles to land a body shot inside as Panda controls his hands.
Panda misses with a punch to the body.
Viikinki doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Viikinki blocks an uppercut.
A hook to the body from Panda.
Panda throws a head punch that misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Viikinki.
Panda works on Viikinki's body with a couple of short punches.#BC2#
Viikinki breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Viikinki chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Panda can pounce on him. #T2#
Panda closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Viikinki avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
A jab lands there for Panda.
Viikinki with a jab.
Panda uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Viikinki.
A decent looking cross lands there for Panda.
Panda throws a head kick that misses
and Panda takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Viikinki tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Viikinki throws a right hand that Panda ducks under and follows up with a left that Panda also avoids with ease.
Panda swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Viikinki! But no joy.
Viikinki jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Nice shot lands for Panda.#T3#
Viikinki avoids the head kick by Panda.
Panda throws a leg kick which misses Viikinki's front leg but catches the back leg as Viikinki tries to avoid it.
Panda is looking to clinch.
Viikinki tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Panda is looking to slow Viikinki down with leg kicks.
Panda on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Viikinki moves out of range of the strikes.
A little jabbing left from Viikinki on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Viikinki with a nice cross.
Panda displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Viikinki throws out the jab.
Panda throws a leg kick
and Viikinki counters with a stiff right hand.
Decent striking displayed by Viikinki there.#T4#
Viikinki misses the jab.
Panda blocks a jab.
Viikinki lands a jab.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Viikinki fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Panda on the side of the head.#CL#
Panda gets in close and instigates a clinch.
KT Panda has scored more points in the clinch so far.#BC2#
Viikinki pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Viikinki throws a series of punches but Panda moves out of range.
Panda defending well as Viikinki loads up on a big left hand.
Panda was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Panda ducks right into an uppercut from Viikinki.
Viikinki bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Viikinki doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Panda slips a straight right by Viikinki.
An attempted straight right counter from Panda misses the target.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Tony Viikinki will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on KT Panda's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!#R3##KD2#
Viikinki sends Panda crashing to the mat with a devastating uppercut! Viikinki is motioning to the referee to let Panda up. He wants to try and finish this one on the feet!
Panda misses with a two punch combination. #CL#
Panda takes the fight into the clinch.
Panda has a couple of punches blocked by Viikinki.
A nice left hand lands by Panda.
Viikinki scores with a shoulder strike.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Viikinki struggles to land a body shot inside as Panda controls his hands.
Viikinki has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Panda seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Viikinki can turn it around.
Panda tries a body shot but Viikinki blocks it.
Panda blocking some punches.
Panda keeps control of Viikinki as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Panda misses with some punches.
Panda works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Viikinki is trying to force a seperation but Panda has the dominant position.
Panda throws a head punch that misses.
Panda lands a hook to the side of the head.
Viikinki misses with some punches.
Viikinki takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Panda tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage. #T1#
A nice right hand lands inside from Panda.
Panda lands a right hand that snaps the head of Viikinki backwards.
Panda tries to throw a body punch but Viikinki avoids it by throwing Panda back against the cage.
Panda tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Viikinki's elbow.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Panda.
Panda lands a left hand that snaps the head of Viikinki backwards.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Viikinki.
Viikinki wants to break the clinch but can't.
Panda lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Viikinki working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A frustrated look appears on Viikinki's face as he tries to break the clinch.
A nice left hand lands by Viikinki.
Panda throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Panda keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Viikinki's efforts to push away.
Panda presses Viikinki against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Panda lands a body shot in the clinch.
Panda tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Panda scores with a nice hook to the head.
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!
Viikinki wants to break free but Panda has control. #T2#
Panda gets through Viikinki's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Panda lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Viikinki or not.
Panda struggles to land a body shot inside as Viikinki controls his hands.
Viikinki's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Panda tries to throw a body punch but Viikinki avoids it by throwing Panda back against the cage.
Panda tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Panda misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Panda pushes Viikinki back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Panda tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Viikinki wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Panda has him pressed against the cage.
Panda lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Panda working some nice short punches in the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Panda.
Panda tries to work over Viikinki's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A left hand lands to the body for Panda.
Viikinki blocks a body shot from Panda.
Panda lands a left hand.
Panda throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Viikinkis head.
Viikinki blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Panda gets through Viikinki's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.#T3#
Panda lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Panda scores with a shoulder strike.
Viikinki can't break the clinch.
Panda fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A shot in the inside from Viikinki.
Panda pushes Viikinki back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Panda lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Panda misses with a body punch.
Viikinki misses with a hook from the clinch.
Panda lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Viikinki is trying to break free.
Panda scores with a shot to the side of Viikinki's head.
Panda lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Viikinki backwards.
Panda doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Panda fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Viikinki prevents a body shot from Panda.
A body shot lands from Viikinki.
Viikinki looking to slow down the pace here.
Panda works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process. #T4#
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Panda lands a body shot in the clinch.
Panda makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Panda working aggressively here.
A right hand to the body from Panda.
Panda tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Panda lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Panda can't find room to land a body shot as Viikinki controls the action.
Panda is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Viikinki can do to turn this around?
Panda lands a shoulder strike.
Viikinki blocking some punches.
Panda misses with a body punch.
Panda has a couple of punches blocked by Viikinki.
Viikinki misses with some punches.
Panda lands a left hand that snaps the head of Viikinki backwards.
A short right from Panda on the inside.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A frustrated look appears on Viikinki's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Viikinki throws a head punch that misses.
Panda tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Viikinki.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

KT Panda clearly takes that round.
The cut man is working on KT Panda's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!#R4#
Panda wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Viikinki fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Panda manages to avoid it.
A big left from Viikinki misses.
Panda throws a leg kick but Viikinki moved away.
Panda scores with a shot to the body.
Panda looks to land a left hand but Viikinki moved out of range nicely.
A looping hook to the body misses from Panda. Viikinki does a little dance to reset his feet.
Panda throws a low kick but Viikinki moves out of range easily.
Viikinki is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda misses the shot to the body.
Viikinki throws out a counter right but Panda avoids it with no problem.
Viikinki cracks Panda with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Panda misses with a leg kick.
Panda fails with an attempt to clinch. #T1#
Viikinki throws a hook but Panda avoids it easily.
Panda throws out a powerful jab.
Viikinki misses with a hook. Panda ducked under it nicely.
Viikinki ducks right into an uppercut from Panda.
Viikinki walks into a stiff left hand from Panda.
Panda staying out of range there.
A shot to the body from Viikinki misses
and Panda cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Viikinki drops his hands momentarily and Panda takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Viikinki takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Viikinki throws out a loose jab but Panda uses good head movement to avoid it.
A shot to the liver by Viikinki. Beautiful body shot.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.#T2#
Panda tries a low kick but Viikinki avoids it.
Panda tries to close the distance and clinch up but Viikinki swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Viikinki dodges the punch combination from Panda.
It seemed like Viikinki was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Viikinki ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Viikinki connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Viikinki takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Panda wants to clinch up but Viikinki keeps it at a distance.
Viikinki slips a jab from Panda.
Viikinki rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Panda moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
A little feinted left hand from Panda on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
A good leg kick by Panda. #T3#
Viikinki keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Viikinki throws a big shot that misses.
Panda throws a push kick but Viikinki slaps the foot to one side.
Panda lands with a thumping leg kick.
Viikinki ducks under a wild hook from Panda.
Panda scores with the left hand. Viikinki knows he should have avoided that one.
You can see that Viikinki has visibly slowed down as a result of the leg kicks
Panda lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
A head kick by Panda misses
letting Viikinki counter with a right hand.
Panda misses with a kick to the body
and Panda takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Viikinki avoids a punch combination nicely. #T4#
Viikinki throws out a loose jab but Panda uses good head movement to avoid it.
Viikinki throws a right and a left that both miss.
Panda comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.#CL#
Panda gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A short right from Panda on the inside.
Viikinki is trying to break the clinch but Panda is controlling him.#BC2#
Viikinki breaks from the clinch.
Panda fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
A shot to the body from Panda misses
and Viikinki counters with a stiff right hand.
Panda tries a low kick but Viikinki avoids it.
The crowd cheers as Panda lands an impressive looking overhand right. Viikinki doesn't seem phased though.
Panda throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

KT Panda had his way with Tony Viikinki in that round.
The cut man is working on KT Panda's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!#R5#
Viikinki walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Panda scores with a kick to the midsection.
Panda smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Panda punishes Viikinki's body with a nice straight punch.
Panda slips a jab and a cross from Viikinki.
Panda tries to close the distance and clinch but Viikinki swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Viikinki throws out a counter right but Panda avoids it with no problem.
Panda pushes Viikinki away with a front kick.#CL#
Panda rushes Viikinki and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Viikinki wants to get back to striking at distance but Panda won't allow it.
Panda misses with a body punch.
Viikinki lands with a right to the head. #BC2#
Viikinki breaks from the clinch.
Panda throws the kick towards the body but Viikinki avoids it.#T1#
Panda connects with a looping right hand.
Viikinki takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Viikinki slips under a jab from Panda.
Viikinki misses with a few strikes there.
A low kick from Panda is predictable there
and Viikinki counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Viikinki has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Panda.
Panda wants to land a leg kick but Viikinki is out of range.
Viikinki throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Panda stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.
Panda misses with a jab to the body
and Viikinki cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Viikinki takes a swing at Panda's ribcage but misses.
Panda jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Panda moves into range and connects with a jab. #T2#
Viikinki misses with an uppercut.
Viikinki has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Nice defenses there by Viikinki.
Panda looking to land some kicks to the body here.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A telegraphed right hand from Viikinki misses the target.
Panda is looking to counter punch.
Panda tries a head kick but it misses.
Panda tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Viikinki was well out of range. Poor timing from Panda.
Panda connects with a leg kick.
Viikinki slips under a jab.
A head kick misses from Panda.
Panda throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Viikinki counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Panda lands a jab to Viikinki's midsection.#T3#
Viikinki uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Panda.
Panda on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Panda misses with an attempted mid kick.
Viikinki misses with a straight left.
Panda doesn't manage to clinch there - Viikinki circles away.
Viikinki let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
A shot to the liver by Panda. Beautiful body shot.
Panda misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Viikinki.
Viikinki is looking for the big counter here.
Viikinki ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Panda moves away.
Panda throws a low kick, looking for Viikinki's leg but Viikinki calmly moves out of range.
Panda moves away from the strike by Viikinki.
Panda motions for Viikinki to come forward. Panda throws a leg kick but it misses it's target. #T4#
Viikinki with a hook.
A nice inside leg kick there by Panda. That's going to slow Viikinki down.
A head kick misses from Panda. #CL#
Panda clinches with his opponent.
KT Panda is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Panda tries to work over Viikinki's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Viikinki swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Viikinki tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Viikinki is trying to break free.
Viikinki struggles to land a body shot inside as Panda controls his hands.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Viikinki.
Tony Viikinki has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Viikinki swings wildly with an uppercut but Panda uses good head movement to avoid it.

And that's the end of the fight!
KT Panda showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Panda has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Wagner Zegers scores the fight 50:46
Judge Patrick Alders scores the fight 50:46
Judge Aafke Stam scores the fight 50:46

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... KT Panda!

KT Panda retains his super heavyweight title!

 

Event: DMMA 150 Championship Chaos     
Date:   Oct 29, 2022
#R1#
Face avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Face swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Panda throws a sloppy head kick
and Face counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Panda throws a leg kick
and Face connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Face blocks a low kick nicely.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Face! But no joy.
Panda throws a head kick that misses.
Face keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
A lazy body kick from Panda
and Face counters with a nice uppercut.
Face is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Panda moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Face takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Face checks the leg kick nicely there.
Panda wants to clinch up but Face keeps it at a distance.#T1#
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Face checks a leg kick.
Face uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Panda.
We've been told by Panda's head coaches at Crapollas Gym that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Panda misses with a hook. Face ducked under it nicely.
Panda scoring well with a low kick there.
Panda throws a shot from downtown. Face moves away and avoids it.
It seemed like Face was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Panda misses with a kick to the body.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Panda - that will leave a mark!
Panda throws a sloppy body shot
and Face counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Panda tries a head kick but it misses.
It seemed like Face was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Face blocks the body kick. #T2#
Panda throws a body punch but Face moves out of range.
Face appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Panda throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Panda scoring well with a low kick there.
A cross from Panda lands.
Panda swings for the body but Face moves out of range.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Jab, jab by Panda - just one landing.
Face takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Panda misses with a body kick.
Panda misses with a kick to the body
and Face counters with a straight right hand.
Panda with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row. #T3#
Panda jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Panda swings away with a body shot that misses
and Face counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Panda misses with a body kick.
Panda misses with a hook. Face ducked under it nicely.
Face lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Panda moves to clinch but Face breaks away
and Face counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Panda throws a sloppy head kick
and Face counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Panda wants to clinch but Face slips to the side
and Face counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Panda throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Face counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Panda thows a leg kick but Face checks it
and Face counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.#T4#
Panda lands a nice leg kick that just misses Face's sensitive parts.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Face slips a straight right by Panda.
Panda misses with a head kick.
Panda tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Face was well out of range. Poor timing from Panda.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Face! But no joy.
Panda misses with a leg kick
and Panda takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Face slips under a jab from Panda.
Face 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.
Panda misses the body punch
and Face counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Panda lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Face circles away quickly and effectively.
Panda walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Face checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Panda scores with a crisp jab that stopped Face in his tracks.
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 KT Panda will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!#R2#
Face moves out of range of the leg kick from Panda.
Panda throws a low kick but Face avoids it.
Face now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Panda misses with a straight right.
As Panda backs off Face throws a huge counter combo but Panda manages to avoid it all.
Panda is looking to score with low kicks.
Panda throws a shot to the body.
Panda looks to score with a jab to the body but Face is just out of range.
Panda tries a head kick but it misses.
Face looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda throws a hook to the side of Face's head but Face sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
It seemed like Face was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Panda swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Face cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
That kick from Panda tenderised Face's leg. Face is trying to keep his angry face on.
Panda throws a shot to the body. #T1#
Panda misses with a body punch
and Face counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Panda misses with a body punch
and Face counters with a nice uppercut.
Face closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
A low kick from Panda is predictable there
and Face counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Panda wants to clinch
and Face counters with a nice uppercut.
Panda misses with a body shot
and Panda takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
A big left from Panda misses.
Panda closes the distance looking to clinch
and Panda takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles. #T2#
Panda doesn't manage to clinch there - Face circles away.
Panda lands a nice looking kick to the body. Face takes a step back to recover.
Panda missing with a left hand there. Face was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Face! But no joy.
A looping hook to the body misses from Panda. Face does a little dance to reset his feet.
Panda has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Panda connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Face momentarily.
An inside leg kick lands from Panda.
Panda misses with a kick to the body.
Face blocks a jab.
A little jabbing left from Face on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
KT Panda seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#T3#
Panda tries to clinch up but Face circles away and keeps his distance.
Face swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Panda misses with a leg kick.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Face! But no joy.
Panda misses the shot to the body.
Panda lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Panda throws a leg kick which misses Face's front leg but catches the back leg as Face tries to avoid it.
Panda throws a looping overhand right but Face ducks down to avoid it.
Face swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Face checks the leg kick.
Face is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Panda with a body shot.
Panda throws a body kick that misses
and Panda takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Panda 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 Face has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Face and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Panda moves in looking to clinch but Face pushes him off.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Face! But no joy.#T4#
Panda lands with a straight right. Face didn't see that one coming.
Face moves out of range of the body kick from Panda.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with each other but Face might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Panda has got the better of the exchanges.
Panda throws an overhand right that lands on Face's shoulder, as Face tries to avoid the shot.
A nice leg kick lands there from Panda.
Panda swings widly with a right hand
letting Face counter with a right hand.
Nice uppercut there from Panda.
Panda throws a leg kick which misses Face's front leg but catches the back leg as Face tries to avoid it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Panda takes a swing at Face's ribcage but misses.
Panda chopping away at his opponent's legs.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

KT Panda dominated that second round.
That's time! Panda's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.#R3#
Panda throws a sloppy head kick and Face moves out of range easily.
Panda just misses with a punch to the body.
Face now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Panda wants to clinch but Face slips to the side
and Face counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Panda misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
KT Panda is winning the standup battle so far.
Panda clobbers Face with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Face takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Panda throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Face now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Face has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Face checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
It seemed like Face was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Panda ducks down and throws a hook to the body.#T1#
Panda misses with a lunging right hand
and Face counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Face ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Face is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Panda with a body shot.
Panda misses with a low kick.
Face looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
A low kick from Panda is predictable there
letting Face counter with a right hand.
Panda throws a low kick but Face moves out of range easily.
Panda thuds a left hand into Face's body.#CL#
Panda has Face up against the cage in a clinch.
Panda lands a body shot in the clinch.
Face has had enough of the clinch but Panda keeps him there for the moment.
Panda lands a body punch.
Face takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Face blocks a body shot from Panda.
Panda looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.#T2#
Panda prevents Face from breaking the clinch.
Face tries to break the clinch but Panda is controlling the position.
Face's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Nice body punch from Panda - that landed with a thud.
Panda is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Face can do to turn this around?
Panda gets through Face's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Face tries to circle away but Panda has him pinned against the cage.
Nice body punch from Panda - that landed with a thud.
Panda gets through Face's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Panda makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Panda works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Panda lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Panda digs a right hand into Face's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Face's gas tank.
Panda lands a nice uppercut.
Panda swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Panda scores with a nice hook to the head.
Panda cracks Face with a nice body shot.
Panda working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Panda misses with a hook to the ribs.
A right hook to the body lands for Panda.
Panda doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Face working hard to break the clinch.#T3#
Panda fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Face wants to get back to striking at distance but Panda won't allow it.
Panda swings wildly with an uppercut but Face uses good head movement to avoid it.
Face tries to break free but Panda pushes him back against the cage.#BC2#
Face breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Panda tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Face manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Face is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Panda with a body shot.
Face moves out of range as Panda throws a body kick.
Panda with a nice calf kick.
Panda misses with a kick to the body.
Panda just misses with a punch to the body.
Face swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
A looping hook to the body misses from Panda. Face does a little dance to reset his feet.
Face throws out a counter right but Panda avoids it with no problem.
Panda misses with a body punch
enabling Face to counter with a crisp jab. #T4#
A low kick from Panda misses
and Face counters with a stiff right hand.
Face uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Panda.#CL#
Panda darts in and clinches Face up against the cage.#BC2#
Face breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Panda scores with the left hand. Face knows he should have avoided that one.
Panda looks to throw the jab but Face is out of range.
Panda fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Panda misses with a jab to the body
and Panda takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
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!
Panda lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

KT Panda clearly takes that round.
That's time! Panda's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.#R4#
Panda throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A little jabbing left from Face on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Panda throws a body kick that misses.
Face throws a counter combo.
Panda wants to clinch up but Face keeps it at a distance.
A countering left hand to the body from Face misses.
Face on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
A slow jab from Panda misses its intended target.
Face ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Face is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Panda with a body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Face blocks a head kick by Panda.
Face lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
A big left from Panda misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Face! But no joy.
Panda throws a good cross that connects. #T1#
Panda misses with a low kick as Face jumps back.
Panda throws a sloppy head kick and Face moves out of range easily.
Face has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Panda throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Panda misses with a body punch
and Face counters with a straight right hand.
Face blocks a head kick by Panda.
Face throws out a counter right but Panda avoids it with no problem.
No joy there for Panda, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Face appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Face needs to keep his hands up - Panda had a free shot at his head there.
Panda throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Face checks a leg kick. #T2#
Panda will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
A good leg kick by Panda.
Panda loads up on a big right hand but Face slips the punch.
A countering left hand to the body from Face misses.
Panda throws out a loose jab but Face uses good head movement to avoid it.
Face looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Face takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Panda feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Faces jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Panda throws a wild body kick that Face sees coming a mile off.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Face! But no joy.#T3#
Face swats away the attempt to clinch by Panda.
Face throws out a counter right but Panda avoids it with no problem.
Panda throws a sloppy head kick and Face moves out of range easily.
Panda misses with a kick to the body.
Panda throws a leg kick
and Face counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Face displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Panda throws out the jab.
A little jabbing left from Face on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Panda throws a push kick but Face slaps the foot to one side.
Face looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Face defending well as Panda loads up on a big left hand.
Panda throws a nice looking combination but Face bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.#T4#
Panda throws a low kick, looking for Face's leg but Face calmly moves out of range.
A little jabbing left from Face on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
A jab from Panda misses.
A looping hook to the body misses from Panda. Face does a little dance to reset his feet.
Face takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Panda just misses with a punch to the body.
Panda misses with a body kick.
Face looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Face uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Panda.
Face unleashes a big counter combination but Panda bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Panda looks to clinch
and Face counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Donk. Panda catches Face right on the button with a cross.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

KT Panda had his way with Puncher Face in that round.
That's time! Panda's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!#R5#
Panda fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Face manages to avoid it.
Despite the aggression on Face's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Face keeps the fight on the outside.
A countering left hand to the body from Face misses.
A nice leg kick lands there from Panda.
Panda throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Face looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Panda is looking to score with low kicks.
Panda tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda scores with a jab to the body.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Face checks a leg kick.
Face is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Panda with a body shot.
Panda tries a switch kick but it misses it's target. #T1#
Panda throws a head kick but Face moves out of range. #CL#
Panda gets a clinch.
Face can't break the clinch. #BC2#
Face breaks the clinch.
Panda just misses with a punch to the body.
A little jabbing left from Face on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Panda lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Face circles away quickly and effectively.
Face blocks the body kick.
It seemed like Face was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Panda is looking to clinch but Face is avoiding it.
Nice defenses there by Face.
Panda misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Face.
Puncher Face has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Panda tries to clinch but Face moves out of range.
It seemed like Face was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Panda tries to close the distance and clinch up but Face swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Face looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Panda throws a quick inside leg kick.
Panda misses with a jab to the body
and Face counters with a straight right hand.
Panda closes the distance but Face moves to the side
and Face counters with a one-two to the body.
Panda throws a leg kick that misses.
Panda dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Panda misses with a leg kick
enabling Face to counter with a crisp jab. #T3#
Panda swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Panda.
Panda misses with an uppercut. Face saw that one coming.
Panda tries to clinch there but Face circles away.
Face looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Panda throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Face cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Face circles away from the clinch attempt
enabling Face to counter with a crisp jab.
A jab from Panda does it's job there.#T4#
Panda throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Face! But no joy.#CL#
Panda closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
KT Panda is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Face wants to get back to striking at distance but Panda won't allow it. #BC2#
Face breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Panda fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Face has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Panda looks to score with a jab to the body but Face is just out of range.
Face looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Panda throws a leg kick but Face moved away.
Face lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Face takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Panda throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.

And that's the end of the fight!
KT Panda showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Panda has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Dean Styles scores the fight 50:45
Judge Bruno Lombardi scores the fight 50:45
Judge Jonathan Paton scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... KT Panda!

KT Panda retains his super heavyweight title!

 

Event: DMMA Friday Night Fights XI     
Date:   Oct 07, 2022
#R1#
Nice cross by Lima.#CUT2#It looks like KT Panda has been cut.
Lima shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Panda eats them both and turns towards Lima to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.#CL#
Panda closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Lima is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Panda can't find room to land a body shot as Lima controls the action.
Lima blocking some punches.
Lima has had enough of the clinch but Panda keeps him there for the moment.
Lima has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Lima wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Lima tries to break the clinch but Panda is controlling the position.
Panda lands a nice shot to the body.
Lima looks winded!
Panda doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Panda lands a shoulder strike.
Panda lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Lima.
Panda misses with some punches.
A shot in the inside from Panda. #CUT#It looks like Tiago Lima has been cut.
Panda can't find room to land a body shot as Lima controls the action.
Panda tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Panda lands a left hand that snaps the head of Lima backwards.
Panda lands a nice uppercut.#T1#
Panda misses with a body punch.
Lima misses with a hook from the clinch.
Panda makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Panda scores with a nice hook to the head.
Panda misses with a hook from the clinch.
Panda tries a body shot but Lima blocks it.
Panda tries a body shot but Lima blocks it.
Panda lands a right hand that snaps the head of Lima backwards.
Panda misses with a hook to the ribs.
A head punch on the inside from Panda fails to land.
Panda swings wildly with an uppercut but Lima uses good head movement to avoid it.
Panda lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Panda cracks Lima with a nice body shot.
Panda tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Panda lands a hook to the side of the head.
A head punch on the inside from Panda fails to land.
A short right from Panda on the inside. #T2#
Lima prevents a body shot from Panda.
A body shot lands from Panda.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A right hook to the body lands for Panda.
Good body shot from Panda.
Panda lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Lima or not.
A nice right hand lands inside from Panda.
Panda lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Panda lands a hook to the side of the head.
Panda pushes Lima against the cage. Panda is working some dirty boxing. Panda pushes off with a quick right hook! Lima goes down! Lima tries to stand but stumbles back to his kness! Panda moves in to finish and the ref steps in to prevent any more damage!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:36 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). KT Panda!
KT Panda retains his super heavyweight title!

 

Event: DMMA 139 Hightower vs Zhdanov     
Date:   Sep 11, 2022
#R1#
Carosella avoids the body shot from Panda.
We've been informed that Panda has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Panda swings for the body but Carosella moves out of range.
Carosella loads up on a big right hand but Panda slips the punch.
That kick from Panda tenderised Carosella's leg. Carosella is trying to keep his angry face on.
Panda keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Panda drops his hands momentarily and Carosella takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Panda motions for Carosella to come forward. Panda throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Carosella paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.#CL2#
Carosella tries to keep at a distance but Panda has taken the fight into the clinch.
Panda keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Carosella's efforts to push away.
Panda has a couple of punches blocked by Carosella.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Carosella working aggressively here.
Carosella lands a nice uppercut.
Carosella blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Carosella is looking to break free of the clinch but Panda has double underhooks.
Panda stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Carosella takes a shot to the head. #T1#
Panda lands a left hand. #CUT2#It looks like Guido Carosella has been cut.
Carosella is breathing heavily.
Panda lands on the inside with an uppercut.
A body shot lands from Carosella.
A short uppercut from Panda.
Panda makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Carosella takes a shot to the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Carosella.
Panda lands with a short shot to the head.
Panda lands a body shot.
A short body shot lands from Panda as the two fighters clinch.
Panda lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Panda lands with a short punch from the clinch.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Panda lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Carosella.
Panda working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Still in the clinch, Panda scores with a nice short uppercut.
Panda scores with a shoulder strike.
Panda lands a nice uppercut.
Carosella tries to throw a body punch but Panda avoids it by throwing Carosella back against the cage.
A short right from Panda on the inside.
Panda throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Panda digs a right hand underneath Carosella's ribcage. Carosella let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Panda softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.#T2#
Panda softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Panda lands a shoulder strike.
Carosella is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Carosella takes a shot to the head.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Panda.
Panda stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Panda stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Panda makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Panda lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Carosella or not.
A short body shot lands from Panda as the two fighters clinch.
Panda pushes Carosella back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Panda scores with a nice hook to the head.
A nice right hand lands inside from Panda. #ROC2#Carosella is rocked!
Panda creates a bit of space for himself and rocks Carosella with a big uppercut! Carosella tries to clinch up but Panda pushes him back against the cage and lands another monster strike that crumples Carosella to the mat! Carosella covers up and Panda unloads with more strikes until the referee steps in to end the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:45 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). KT Panda! KT Panda retains his super heavyweight title!

 

Event: DMMA 128 Contreiras Vs Bol     
Date:   Aug 06, 2022
#R1#
Mahmut closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so. #CUT#It looks like Sheikh Mahmut has been cut.#CL#
Panda closes the distance and clinches.
Panda misses with a punch to the body.
Panda misses with the head strike.
Mahmut lands with a left to the head.
Mahmut pushes Panda back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
A right handed body shot lands from Mahmut.
Panda misses with a body punch.
Panda tries a body shot but Mahmut blocks it.
Panda tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Panda tries a body shot but Mahmut blocks it. #BC2#
Mahmut breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Mahmut throws a lazy right hand but Panda sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Mahmut misses with a body kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mahmut keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Mahmut misses with a shot to the body
and Panda counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Mahmut swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Panda throws a sloppy head kick
letting Mahmut counter with a right hand. #T1#
Nice uppercut lands for Panda. That snapped Mahmut's head back.
Mahmut throws a leg kick but Panda checks it.
Panda swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Panda closes the distance but Mahmut moves to the side
enabling Mahmut to counter with a crisp jab.
KT Panda seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Mahmut swings for the body but Panda moves out of range.
Panda tries to work over Mahmut's front leg with a kick but Mahmut checks it.
Good exchange - Panda coming out on top.
A slow jab from Mahmut misses its intended target.
Panda looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Panda throws a wild body kick that Mahmut sees coming a mile off.
Panda scores with a jab to the body.
Panda misses with an uppercut. Mahmut saw that one coming.#T2#
Mahmut throws out a token jab with nothing on it.#CL#
Panda fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Mahmut, pushing him back against the cage.
Panda misses with a hook from the clinch.
Mahmut slowing the pace effectively.
Panda misses with a punch on the inside.
Panda throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Panda digs a right hand into Mahmut's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Mahmut's gas tank.
Mahmut looks winded!
Panda works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Panda pushes Mahmut back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
A right handed body shot lands from Panda.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Mahmut.
Panda makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Panda scores with a shoulder strike.
Mahmut prevents a body shot from Panda.
Mahmut's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Panda lands a body shot in the clinch.
Panda misses with a hook from the clinch.
Panda lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Mahmut or not. #T3#
Panda misses with a short punch on the inside.
A shot in the inside from Panda.
Panda has a couple of punches blocked by Mahmut.
Panda lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Mahmut backwards.
Mahmut prevents a body shot from Panda.
Panda pushes Mahmut back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Panda lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Mahmut swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A head punch on the inside from Panda fails to land.
Panda tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A short right from Panda.
Mahmut wants to break the clinch but can't. #BC2#
Mahmut's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Panda wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Panda scores with a kick to the midsection.#CL#
Panda moves into the clinch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Panda misses with a hook from the clinch. #T4#
Panda tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Panda misses with a short punch on the inside.
Panda scores with a shot to the side of Mahmut's head.
Panda works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Panda misses with some punches.
Panda misses with the head strike.
Panda lands a nice shot to the body.
Panda softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Mahmut blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Panda scores with a hook to the body.
Panda swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A short left from Panda.
A short right from Panda on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Panda.
Mahmut wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Panda swings wildly with an uppercut but Mahmut uses good head movement to avoid it.
Panda can't find room to land a body shot as Mahmut controls the action.
Mahmut prevents a body shot from Panda.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

KT Panda dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Sheikh Mahmut's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!#R2#
Both fighters circling a little - Mahmut finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Panda throws a lazy right hand but Mahmut sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Panda swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Mahmut lands a body shot.
Panda is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Mahmut.
Panda has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
Panda misses the shot to the body.
Panda fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Mahmut is out of range.
Mahmut has tried to improve his agility in the runup to this fight.
Panda avoids the body shot from Mahmut.
We've been told by Panda's head coaches at Crapollas Gym that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mahmut blocks a jab.
Mahmut on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Panda. Panda obviously looking to wear him down.
Panda misses with a shot to the body
enabling Mahmut to counter with a crisp jab. #T1#
Mahmut buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Panda takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Panda tries to clinch up
and Mahmut counters with a two punch combo.
The crowd cheers as Panda lands an impressive looking overhand right. Mahmut doesn't seem phased though.
Panda swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Mahmut counters with a nice uppercut.
Mahmut has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Panda swings away with a body shot that misses
and Mahmut counters with a straight right hand.
Panda ducks under a wild hook from Mahmut.
Panda throws a right and a left that both miss.
Mahmut replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Panda blocks it well.
Panda scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.#T2#
This has been an exciting period of action!
Mahmut walks into a jab.
Panda lands a nice shot that snaps Mahmut's head back.
Panda thows a leg kick but Mahmut checks it
and Mahmut counters with a nice uppercut.
Panda misses with a looping right.
Mahmut takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Good standup being displayed there by Panda as he connects with a hook.
Mahmut just misses with a punch to the body.
Panda misses with a body shot.
A low kick from Mahmut is predictable there
and Panda counters with a nice uppercut.
Panda dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Panda is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Mahmut can do to turn this around?
Mahmut is breathing heavily.
Panda misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Mahmut.
Mahmut throws out a counter right but Panda avoids it with no problem.#T3#
A head kick by Panda misses
and Mahmut counters with a thumping low kick.
Mahmut misses with a head kick.
Panda lands a nice looking body shot.
Panda throws a sloppy head kick
and Mahmut counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Panda throws a series of punches but Mahmut moves out of range.
Panda tries to work over Mahmut's front leg with a kick but Mahmut checks it.
A low kick from Panda is predictable there
and Mahmut counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Mahmut is looking to land body kicks.
Panda looked to counter with a high kick but didn't commit.
Mahmut blocks a low kick nicely.
Mahmut looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Panda scores with a punch to the head.
A jab from Mahmut does it's job there.#T4#
Panda scores with a body shot.
Mahmut displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Panda throws out the jab.
Panda connects with a good right hand that stumbles Mahmut. Mahmut circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Panda scores with a head kick.
Panda misses with an uppercut. Mahmut saw that one coming.
Mahmut dodges the punch combination from Panda.
Mahmut appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Panda throws the kick towards the body but Mahmut avoids it.
Panda swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Mahmut is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Panda with a body shot.
Mahmut 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.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that KT Panda will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Sheikh Mahmut's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare each other down, ready to get back to the action.#R3#
Panda tries to clinch but Mahmut is having none of it.
KT Panda is winning the standup battle so far.
A jab from Panda misses.
Mahmut looks for the body kick but Panda saw that one coming.
Panda fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Mahmut manages to avoid it.
Mahmut looks to land a left hand but Panda moved out of range nicely.
Panda turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Panda looks to land a left hand but Mahmut moved out of range nicely.
Some bone on bone action there as Mahmut checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mahmut doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Crunch! Mahmut slams his shin into Panda's torso.
Mahmut misses with a looping right.#T1#
Panda throws a quick inside leg kick.
Mahmut defending well as Panda loads up on a big left hand.
Mahmut uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Panda.
Panda moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromMahmut.
Panda throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Mahmut unleashes a big counter combination but Panda bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Panda tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Mahmut paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Panda misses the shot to the body.
Mahmut has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Panda misses with the combination.
Panda tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Mahmut lets loose with a powerful body kick. Panda will feel that in the morning.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.#T2#
Panda is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Mahmut.
Panda fails with an attempt to clinch.
Mahmut looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
A leg kick checked by Mahmut.
Mahmut swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Panda throws a leg kick which misses Mahmut's front leg but catches the back leg as Mahmut tries to avoid it.
Panda misses with a hook to the body
and Mahmut counters with a straight right hand.
Panda scores with a three punch combo!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A shot to the body from Panda misses
and Mahmut counters with a nice uppercut.
Panda keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Mahmut.
Panda looks to score with a jab to the body but Mahmut is just out of range.
Panda throws a leg kick but Mahmut sees it coming and moves out of range. #T3#
Panda tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Mahmut was well out of range. Poor timing from Panda.
Panda misses with a wild body shot.
Panda fails in his attempt to clinch.
A little jabbing left from Mahmut on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Panda swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Mahmut has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Panda.
A leg kick checked by Mahmut.
Panda getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Mahmut's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Panda connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Mahmut scrambles back to his feet.
Mahmut missing with a left hand there. Panda was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Panda swinging wildly here. #T4#
Panda pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Mahmut looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
Panda scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
A nice inside leg kick there by Mahmut. That's going to slow Panda down.
A telegraphed right hand from Panda misses the target.
Mahmut's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Panda throws a head kick that Mahmut semi-blocks.
Panda misses with a double jab.
Mahmut is trying to counter with his kicks.
Panda misses with a hook
and Mahmut counters with a body kick that stops Panda in his tracks momentarily.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Panda is looking to clinch but Mahmut is avoiding it.
Panda throws a low kick but Mahmut moves out of range easily.
A shot to the body from Panda misses
and Mahmut counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

KT Panda clearly takes that round.
The cut man is working on Sheikh Mahmut's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!#R4#
Good work by Panda as he checks the leg kick.
Panda is looking to counter with a body kick.
Mahmut lands with a good body shot.
Panda jabs at Mahmut's body.
Mahmut uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Panda.
Mahmut cracks Panda with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Panda looks to score with a jab to the body but Mahmut is just out of range.
Panda looks to land a left hand but Mahmut moved out of range nicely.
Mahmut is looking for the big counter here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Mahmut counters with a stiff right hand.
Panda throws a leg kick but Mahmut checks it.
Panda will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air. #T1#
Mahmut lands a glancing blow to the side of Panda's head.
Panda keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Mahmut tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Panda was well out of range. Poor timing from Mahmut.
Panda waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Mahmut.
A good leg kick by Mahmut.
A big right from Panda misses.
Mahmut lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Panda at a distance.
Panda punishes Mahmut's body with a nice straight punch.
Panda fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.#T2#
Mahmut avoids a kick to the body.
Mahmut checks a leg kick.
Panda throws a head kick that misses.
Panda fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Panda scores with a punch to the head.
Mahmut swats away the attempt to clinch by Panda.
Mahmut lands a front kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Panda scores with a jab to the body.
Panda cracks Mahmut with a good jab.#T3#
Mahmut lands a nice looking kick to the body. Panda takes a step back to recover.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
Panda jabs Mahmut right on the nose. Mahmut blinks but takes it well.
Mahmut throws a push kick but Panda slaps the foot to one side.
Panda misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Panda moves out of range as Mahmut throws a body kick.
Panda lands with a slapping head kick.
Mahmut steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Panda.
Mahmut is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Panda misses with a body kick.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Mahmut! But no joy.
Panda fails in his attempt to clinch.
Panda moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromMahmut.#T4#
Panda throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Panda rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Mahmut counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Panda wants to slow Mahmut down by chopping away at his legs.
Mahmut shapes to counter with a head kick.
Panda misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Mahmut.
Mahmut lets loose with a powerful body kick. Panda will feel that in the morning.
Mahmut thows a body kick. Panda tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Mahmut tries to land a front kick but Panda steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Mahmut uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Panda.
Mahmut unleashes a big counter combination but Panda bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Panda throws a jab when Mahmut was well out of range.
Panda swings away with a body shot that misses
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Sheikh Mahmut will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Sheikh Mahmut'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. This is the final round!#R5#
Panda blocks a head kick by Mahmut.
Sheikh Mahmut has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Panda misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
It seemed like Mahmut was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Panda throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Mahmut thinks about the counter body kick.
Panda attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
A nice side step and Mahmut releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Panda misses with the combination.
It seemed like Mahmut was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Panda fails in his attempt to clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Panda.
A leg kick checked by Panda.
Panda tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Mahmut was well out of range. Poor timing from Panda.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Mahmut! But no joy.
A good leg kick by Panda. #T1#
Panda throws a low kick but it's checked well by Mahmut.
Mahmut shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Panda eats them both and turns towards Mahmut to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
The fighters circling - Panda throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Mahmut moves out of range of the leg kick from Panda.
Mahmut is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Panda with a body shot.
Panda moves in looking to clinch but Mahmut pushes him off.
Panda tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Mahmut manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Panda misses with a body shot.
Mahmut replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Panda blocks it well.
Panda lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Panda tries a head kick but it misses.
It seemed like Mahmut was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Panda ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.#T2#
Panda tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Mahmut counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.
Mahmut jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Mahmut checks the leg kick nicely there.
Panda throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Mahmut on the side of the head.
Panda swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Panda takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Mahmut keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Panda avoids the body shot from Mahmut.
Mahmut avoids the body shot from Panda.
A swing and a miss from Panda.
A little jabbing left from Mahmut on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Mahmut has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.#T3#
Nice jab there from Panda.
Panda wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Panda lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Panda swinging wildly here.
Panda tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Mahmut was well out of range. Poor timing from Panda.
Panda tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Mahmut was well out of range. Poor timing from Panda.
Mahmut checks a low kick from Panda.
Panda misses with a left hand
enabling Mahmut to counter with a crisp jab.
Mahmut lands with a thumping leg kick. #T4#
Mahmut misses with a body kick.
Panda appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Panda throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Mahmut staying out of range there.
KT Panda is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
An inside leg kick lands from Panda.
Panda lands with an uppercut that bounces Mahmut off the cage and back into range.
A low kick from Panda misses
and Mahmut counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Panda scores with a jab to the head.
Mahmut on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Panda lands a nice hook to Mahmut's body. Mahmut takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Mahmut throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.

And that's the end of the fight!
KT Panda showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Panda has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge William Gold scores the fight 50:45
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 50:46
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 50:46

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... KT Panda!

KT Panda retains his super heavyweight title!

 

Event: DMMA 120 Kofel vs Risin     
Date:   Jul 09, 2022
#R1#
Intervention checks a leg kick nicely.
Panda keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Panda! But no joy.
Intervention takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Panda throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
As Panda tries to get set, Intervention tries to push him back and clinch up but Panda manages to avoid the attempt.
Panda misses with an attempted mid kick.
Intervention blocks a head kick by Panda.
Panda throws a body shot but no joy.
Panda looking to land some kicks to the body here.
KT Panda seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#CL#
Intervention has taken the fight to the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Intervention.
Panda doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Panda.
Panda lands a body punch.
Panda gets through Intervention's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Intervention is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage. #T1#
Panda misses with a body punch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Panda.
Panda swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Intervention holding his opponent close, against the cage.
Panda tries to work over Intervention's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Panda lands a hook that snaps the head of Intervention backwards.
Intervention is trying to stall.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Panda.
A short right from Panda on the inside.
Intervention blocks a body shot from Panda.
Intervention blocks a body shot from Panda.
Panda swings wildly with an uppercut but Intervention uses good head movement to avoid it.
Panda lands a right hand that snaps the head of Intervention backwards.
Intervention prevents a body shot from Panda. #T2#
Intervention trying to stall but Panda improves his position.
Panda tries to throw a body punch but Intervention avoids it by throwing Panda back against the cage.
Panda misses with a body punch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Intervention.
Panda throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Panda lands a hook that snaps the head of Intervention backwards.
Panda throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Interventions head.
Panda lands with a short punch from the clinch.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Intervention.
Intervention is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Panda scores with a nice hook to the head.
Panda misses with a punch on the inside.
Panda lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Intervention or not.
Intervention is breathing heavily.
Panda lands a shoulder strike.
Panda working aggressively here.
Panda throws a head punch that misses.
Panda swings wildly with an uppercut but Intervention uses good head movement to avoid it. #T3#
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Still in the clinch, Panda scores with a nice short uppercut.
Panda swings wildly with an uppercut but Intervention uses good head movement to avoid it.
Panda misses with a punch on the inside.
Panda swings wildly with an uppercut but Intervention uses good head movement to avoid it.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Panda.
Panda tries a body shot but Intervention blocks it.
Intervention blocking some punches.
Panda lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Panda tries to throw a body punch but Intervention avoids it by throwing Panda back against the cage.
Panda throws a head punch that misses.
Panda misses with a hook to the ribs.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Panda.
Intervention dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.#T4#
Intervention just leaning against Panda, taking a breather.
Intervention displaying some good clinch control by pressing Panda up against the cage.
A short uppercut from Panda.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Panda misses with a hook to the ribs.
Panda misses with the head strike.
Intervention prevents a body shot from Panda.
Intervention blocks a body shot from Panda.
Panda misses with a body punch.
Panda misses with a punch on the inside.
Panda doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Intervention blocks a body shot from Panda.
Panda lands a hook to the side of the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Panda misses with the head strike.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

KT Panda dominated that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!#R2#
Intervention on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Panda throws a sloppy head kick and Intervention moves out of range easily.
Intervention is looking to counter the offense by Panda and move into the clinch.
A lazy left from Panda finds it's target.
Panda misses with a body kick.
Intervention is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Intervention avoids the body shot from Panda.
Intervention seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Intervention slips a straight right by Panda.
Intervention displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Panda throws out the jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda misses with an uppercut.
A cross from Panda lands.#CL#
Intervention moves into range and clinches up with Panda.
Intervention blocks a body shot from Panda.
Panda has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Panda makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.#T1##KD2#
Panda drops Intervention onto one knee with a big uppercut from the clinch! Intervention is propped up by the cage and works his way back to his feet!#ROC2#Intervention is rocked!#CUT2#It looks like Divine Intervention has been cut.
Panda pushes Intervention against the cage. Panda is working some dirty boxing. Panda pushes off with a quick right hook! Intervention goes down! Intervention tries to stand but stumbles back to his kness! Panda moves in to finish and the ref steps in to prevent any more damage!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:15 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). KT Panda!
KT Panda is the new super heavyweight champion!

 

Event: DMMA 112 Barboza vs Panda     
Date:   Jun 11, 2022
#R1#
Panda connects with a body shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Panda. Barboza does a little dance to reset his feet.
Panda tries to bum rush Barboza with a series of wild strikes but Barboza uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Barboza digs a good body shot into Panda's ribs.
Panda tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Panda throws a head kick that half lands.
Panda misses with a few strikes there.
Panda misses with a jab to the body
and Barboza makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Barboza throws out a leg kick but Panda moves out of range and Barboza only half commits.
Panda throws a jab but it's blocked by Barboza.
Good exchange - Barboza coming out on top.#CUT#It looks like KT Panda has been cut.
Barboza has been working on his boxing with his coaches at FIST OF FURY in the buildup to the fight.
Panda takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Panda fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Barboza has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Panda lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.#T1#
Panda steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Barboza.
Panda throws a leg kick
and Barboza counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Panda misses the shot to the body.
Panda misses with a hook
and Barboza counters with a right hand to the body.
Panda throws a leg kick that is checked
and Barboza counters with a good low kick that Panda was not able to check.
Panda looks winded!
Panda swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Barboza counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Panda has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Barboza finds it's way round the side to connect with Panda's head. #CL2#
Panda gets a clinch.
Barboza working some nice short punches in the clinch.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Barboza.
Panda swings wildly with an uppercut but Barboza uses good head movement to avoid it.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Barboza lands a shot to the body.
Barboza blocking some punches. #T2#
Panda throws a head punch that misses.
Barboza blocks an uppercut.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Barboza.
Barboza digs a right hand underneath Panda's ribcage. Panda let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Barboza lands an elbow that stopped Panda in his tracks for a moment.
Barboza lands a left hand.
Barboza throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Pandas head.
Barboza scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Barboza lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Barboza lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Barboza lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Barboza working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Barboza lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Barboza lands an elbow that stopped Panda in his tracks for a moment.
Barboza lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage. #ROC#Panda is rocked!
Barboza pulls back and lands a big elbow that stuns Panda! Barboza unloads with more strikes and Panda sinks to his knees! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:52 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Bento Barboza!
A very excited looking Bento Barboza 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: DMMA 105 Bitter Rivals     
Date:   May 15, 2022
#R1#
Washington doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Panda moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
A chopping leg kick lands by Panda.
Washington has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Panda.
Panda misses with a lunging right hand
and Washington connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.#CUT#It looks like KT Panda has been cut.
Panda misses with an attempted mid kick.
Panda slips under a jab from Washington.
Panda has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Panda takes a swing at Washington's ribcage but misses.
Washington checks the leg kick nicely there.
Washington is looking to counter punch.
Panda throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Washington sees it coming and avoids it easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Washington throws a shot from downtown. Panda moves away and avoids it.
Panda misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Washington cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.#CL2#
Panda has closed the distance and engaged Washington in a clinch.
I was talking to Washington's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Panda lands a hook to the side of the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A short right from Panda on the inside.
Panda lands a body punch in the clinch. #T1#
Panda lands an uppercut.
Washington using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Panda misses with the head strike.
Washington is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
A nice left hand lands by Panda.
Panda lands a shoulder strike.
Panda goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Washington missing with knees to the body.
Washington misses with a knee to the head.
Panda swings wildly with an uppercut but Washington uses good head movement to avoid it.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Washington creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Washington lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Panda backwards.
Washington tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Washington doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Washington.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Washington tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Washington misses with a knee to the head.
A short right from Panda on the inside.
Washington tries to land a knee to the head but Panda blocks with his arms.
Panda lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Washington.
Washington is breathing heavily.#T2#
Panda gets through Washington's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Good body shot from Panda.
Panda swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Washington blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Washington with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Panda lands a hook to the side of the head.
Washington with a knee to the head.
Panda tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Panda can't find room to land a body shot as Washington controls the action.
Panda misses with a punch on the inside.
Panda works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Panda.
Panda lands with a light punch inside.
Panda lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Panda throws a head punch that misses.
Washington tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Panda avoids it.
Panda tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Panda lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
A short right from Panda on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Washington.
Panda tries to work over Washington's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target. #T3#
A quick uppercut on the inside from Panda.
Panda scores with a hook to the body.
Nice body punch from Panda.
Panda misses with a short punch on the inside.
Panda lands a left hand that snaps the head of Washington backwards.
Panda tries to work over Washington's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Panda goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Panda lands with a short shot to the head.
Panda lands a shot to the body.
Panda gets through Washington's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Panda presses Washington against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
A short uppercut from Panda.
Panda swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Panda lands a nice uppercut.
Panda digs a right hand into Washington's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Washington's gas tank.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Panda misses with the head strike.
Panda swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Washington throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Panda blocks it with crossed arms.
A body shot lands from Panda.
Panda swings wildly with an uppercut but Washington uses good head movement to avoid it.
Panda misses with a punch to the body. #T4#
Panda lands a hook to the side of the head.
Panda can't find room to land a body shot as Washington controls the action.
Panda lands a hook that snaps the head of Washington backwards.
Panda working aggressively here.
A short body shot lands from Panda as the two fighters clinch.
Panda swings wildly with an uppercut but Washington uses good head movement to avoid it.
Panda tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A left hand lands to the body for Panda.
Washington takes a shot to the head.
Panda goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Panda misses with some punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Washington.
Washington blocks a punch to the side of the head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Washington blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Panda can't find room to land a body shot as Washington controls the action.
Washington tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Nice body punch from Panda - that landed with a thud.
Panda tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Washington's elbow.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

KT Panda dominated that round.
The cut man is working on KT Panda's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.#R2#
Nice uppercut there from Panda.
Washington swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Panda is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Panda misses with a low kick.
Panda swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Panda throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A looping hook to the body misses from Panda. Washington does a little dance to reset his feet.
And Washington counters with a quick kick to the body but Panda blocks it.
Panda swings for the body but Washington moves out of range.
As Panda looks to move away, Washington throws a big counter combo but Panda just gets out of the way.
Panda misses with a body punch
and Washington connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Panda throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
As Panda backs away, Washington returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda lands with a kick to the ribs.
Panda lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Washington pushes Panda away with a front kick.
Panda misses with a lunging right hand
and Washington counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.#T1#
Panda throws a good cross that connects.
Washington uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Panda.
Panda uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Panda throws a jab when Washington was well out of range.
Panda misses with a body kick.
Washington avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Panda misses with a looping left.
Panda slips under a jab.
Panda pivots, looking for a leg kick but Washington is out of range and Panda settles back down.
Panda lunges at Washington with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Washington's hand.
Panda keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Washington.#T2##CL2#
Panda has Washington up against the cage in a clinch.
Panda has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Panda on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Panda misses with some punches.
Panda can't find room to land a body shot as Washington controls the action.
Panda misses with a body punch.
Washington pushes Panda back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Panda struggles to land a body shot inside as Washington controls his hands.
Washington using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Panda has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Washington with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Washington misses with a knee to the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Washington blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Panda tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Washington's elbow.
A short right from Panda on the inside.
Panda throws a head punch that misses.
Panda lands a shot to the body.
Washington tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Panda avoids it.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Panda in the fight. On paper you would think he is the more dominant ground fighter so let's see if these unusual tactics pay off.
Washington blocks a body shot from Panda.
Washington prevents a body shot from Panda.
Washington prevents a body shot from Panda. #T3#
Panda lands with a short shot to the head.
Panda lands a left hand.
Washington is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Panda is defending well for now.
A left hand lands to the body for Panda.
Panda lands with a left to the head.
A hook to the body from Panda.
Panda misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Washington misses with a knee to the head.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Panda.
Panda softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Panda lands an uppercut.
Panda swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Washington tries to land a knee to the head but Panda blocks with his arms.
Panda digs a right hand into Washington's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Washington's gas tank.
Panda working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Panda lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Washington backwards.
Panda scores with a nice hook to the head.
Panda lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Washington backwards.
Panda tries to throw a body punch but Washington avoids it by throwing Panda back against the cage.
Washington with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time. #T4#
Panda tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Washington's elbow.
Panda cracks Washington with a nice body shot.
Panda tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Panda lands a left hand.
Panda lands a nice uppercut.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Panda.
Panda softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Panda tries to throw a body punch but Washington avoids it by throwing Panda back against the cage.
Panda makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Panda scores with a nice hook to the head.
Washington lands a left hand that snaps the head of Panda backwards.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Panda.
Washington tries to land a knee to the head but Panda blocks with his arms.
Panda lands with a short punch from the clinch.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Panda creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Washington missing with knees to the body.
Panda works on Washington's body with a couple of short punches.
Panda lands a left hand. #ROC2#Washington is rocked!
Panda lands an uppercut in the clinch that drops Washington to his knees! Panda keeps firing more shots against his stricken opponent and the referee jumps in to save him!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:58 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). KT Panda!

 

Event: DMMA 96: Obi vs Kamenev     
Date:   Apr 09, 2022
#R1#
Panda throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Panda staying out of range there.
Panda tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
A punch lands to the side of Panda 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Panda ducks right into an uppercut from Gray.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Gray 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.
Gray lands with an uppercut that bounces Panda off the cage and back into range.
Panda takes one to the side of the head.
Gray scores with a jab. Panda acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
A chopping leg kick lands by Panda.
Panda swats away the attempt to clinch by Gray.
Gray misses the jab.
Gray takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Panda misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Gray.
Panda uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Gray.
It looked like Panda wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Panda uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Gray.
Panda was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Gray throws an off balance right hand
and Panda counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.#T1#
Panda lands with a kick to the temple. Gray shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?" #CUT#It looks like Hector Gray has been cut.
Gray shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Panda defends it nicely.
Panda has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Crapollas Gym in the buildup to the fight.
Panda lands a jab to Gray's midsection.
Gray scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Gray shoots in for a takedown but Panda shows good takedown defense.
Panda blocks a head kick by Gray.
Panda tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Gray was well out of range. Poor timing from Panda.
KT Panda is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A slapping leg kick lands for Gray.
Panda's jab looks to have found its range, popping Gray under the eye.#CL#
Panda closes the distance and pushes Gray back into the cage.
Gray throws a punch but it's blocked by Panda.
Panda throws a punch but it's blocked by Gray.
Panda blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Gray tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Panda's elbow. #T2#
Gray misses with a body punch.
Panda gets through Gray's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Panda misses with a punch on the inside. #BC2#
Gray breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Panda throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Gray swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
A left lands for Panda.
Gray keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
That kick from Panda tenderised Gray's leg. Gray is trying to keep his angry face on.
Gray will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
KT Panda has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Hector Gray.
Gray loads up on a big right hand but Panda slips the punch.
Panda throws a sloppy body shot
and Gray connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Panda ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Panda uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Gray.#TD2#
Gray shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Panda manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Gray accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Panda is trying to control the position from the bottom. #T3#
Gray stopping the sweep attempt from Panda.
Panda is pulling down on Gray's head to control his posture.
Gray prevents Panda from getting back to his feet.
Gray trying to control the position from guard on top but Panda is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Gray trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Panda is on top in guard. #REVR#
Panda is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Gray 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#
Gray working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Panda doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Panda manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Panda has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.#SU#
Panda decides he's had enough of playing guard and decides to stand. Come on Gray, up you get! #T4#
Gray misses with a body shot.
Gray digs a good hook to Panda's body.
Panda scoring well with a low kick there.
Panda takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Gray tries to clinch up but Panda circles away and keeps his distance.
Gray just misses with a punch to the body.
Panda swings for the body but Gray moves out of range.
Panda moves away from the strike by Gray.
Panda jabs Gray to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Gray lands with a hook. Panda tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Gray misses with a looping left.
Gray dodges the punch combination from Panda.
Panda is looking to wear down Gray with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.#TD2#
Gray scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
Gray thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Hector Gray will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Hector Gray's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!#R2#
Panda ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Gray moves away.
Gray misses with a hook.
Gray 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.
Panda misses with a wild body shot.
Panda fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
KT Panda is winning the standup battle so far.
Panda fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Gray checks it well.
Panda circles away from the clinch attempt.
Panda fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gray manages to avoid it.
Gray looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Panda with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Panda takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Panda has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Gray finds it's way round the side to connect with Panda's head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda just misses with a punch to the body.
Panda throws a body shot but no joy.
Gray looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Gray 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.
Gray lands a jab to Panda's midsection.
Gray fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Gray scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.#T1#
Panda tries to land a front kick but Gray steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Gray throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Panda goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Panda throws a sloppy head kick and Gray moves out of range easily.
Panda motions for Gray to come forward. Panda throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Panda throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Gray tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Panda was well out of range. Poor timing from Gray.
Gray lunges at Panda with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Panda's hand.
Panda chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Gray shoots in but no luck this time.
Panda fires out a quick counter leg kick but Gray just manages to avoid it.
Gray thows a left - swing and a miss!
Gray takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Panda's corner calls for a 1-2. Panda obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Panda misses with a head kick.
Gray keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab. #T2#
Panda keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Panda throws a body shot but no joy.
Gray looks to score with a jab to the body but Panda is just out of range.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Gray throws a body shot but no joy.
Panda is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Gray throws a body punch but Panda moves out of range.
Panda connects with a solid leg kick.
Gray throws a body punch but Panda moves out of range.
Panda throws a head kick that misses. #CL#
Panda closes the distance and pushes Gray back into the cage.
Panda blocking some punches.
Nice body punch from Panda.
Gray is breathing heavily.
Gray tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Panda tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Panda throws a punch but it's blocked by Gray.
Gray lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Gray lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Panda lands a shot to the body.#T3#
Gray pushes Panda back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Panda can't find room to land a body shot as Gray controls the action.
Gray stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Panda creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Panda misses with a punch to the body.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Gray.
Gray lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Gray misses with a hook from the clinch.
Panda misses with a short punch on the inside.
Panda prevents a body shot from Gray.
A body shot lands from Gray.
Gray blocks a body shot from Panda.
Panda lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Gray backwards.
Gray manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Panda lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Gray.
Gray lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Panda scores with a shot to the side of Gray's head. #T4#
Panda's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
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!
Panda prevents a body shot from Gray.
Panda lands a left hand.
Gray lands a body shot.
Gray misses with the head strike.
Panda goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A short left from Gray.
Gray misses with a body punch.
Panda throws a head punch that misses.
Gray lands with a light punch inside.
A head punch on the inside from Panda fails to land.
Panda lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Panda misses with some punches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Panda.
Gray misses with a body punch.
Gray blocks a body shot from Panda.
Gray lands a body punch in the clinch.
Gray pressing his opponent against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Panda fails to land.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Hector Gray will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Hector Gray's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!#R3#
Gray tries to clinch but Panda is having none of it.
Panda is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Gray.
Gray lands a nice hook to Panda's body. Panda takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Gray lands the left hand.
Gray jabs Panda right on the nose. Panda blinks but takes it well.
Panda swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Gray ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Panda moves away.
Panda throws a right and a left that both miss.
Gray shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Panda throws a sloppy head kick
and Gray counters with a lovely straight right hand!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Panda takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.#CL#
Panda rushes Gray and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Panda lands a nice uppercut.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Panda has a couple of punches blocked by Gray.
Gray tries a body shot but Panda blocks it. #T1#
Gray wants a takedown but no success here.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Gray creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
A shot in the inside from Panda.
Gray goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Panda blocks an uppercut.
Nice body punch from Panda - that landed with a thud.
Gray takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Gray jumps guard but Panda turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Gray can't break the clinch.
Panda misses with a hook to the ribs.
Panda lands a right hand that snaps the head of Gray backwards.
Panda has a couple of punches blocked by Gray.
A left hand lands to the body for Panda.
A short uppercut from Panda.
Panda struggles to land a body shot inside as Gray controls his hands.
Panda misses with the head strike.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Panda.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Panda.
Gray cracks Panda with a nice body shot.
Gray misses with a punch to the body.
KT Panda has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Gray working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Panda misses with a short punch on the inside.
Panda lands a hook to the side of the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Gray struggles to land a body shot inside as Panda controls his hands.
Panda lands a nice shot to the body.
Panda throws a punch but it's blocked by Gray.
A right handed body shot lands from Panda.
Gray misses with a punch to the body.
Panda lands a body shot in the clinch.
Gray blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Panda digs a right hand underneath Gray's ribcage. Gray let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Nice body punch from Panda - that landed with a thud.
Gray misses with a punch to the body.
Panda struggles to land a body shot inside as Gray controls his hands.
A short body shot lands from Panda as the two fighters clinch.
Nice body punch from Panda.
Panda lands a nice shot to the body.
Panda lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Gray blocking some punches. #T3#
Panda misses with a hook to the ribs.
Panda lands a nice uppercut.
Panda scores with a nice hook to the head.
Gray blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Panda working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Gray's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Gray is trying to push Panda away but Panda has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Gray misses with a punch to the body.
Panda lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Panda tries to work over Gray's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Panda scores with a shot to the side of Gray's head.
Gray tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Panda lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Panda lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Gray gets through Panda's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Panda stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Panda lands a body shot in the clinch.
Panda lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Gray takes a shot to the head. #T4#
Panda misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Panda lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Gray fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A short uppercut from Panda.
Panda works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Gray blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Panda blocking some punches.
Gray is looking to take this one to the mat.
KT Panda has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Hector Gray.
Panda scores with a shot to the side of Gray's head.
Gray takes a shot to the head.
Panda working aggressively here.
Panda lands a left hand that snaps the head of Gray backwards.
A shot in the inside from Panda.
Panda doesn't land with the attempted body shot. #BC2#
Gray pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
A head kick by Panda - that's a beauty! Gray is out but he's somehow still standing... he's going... going... gone. Like a drunk walking down the middle of the road, the inevitable face plant follows and the delayed knockout arrives. Even Panda can't help but laugh at the bizarre end to this one!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:55 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). KT Panda!

 

Event: DMMA 87: Ramathorn vs Doomsday     
Date:   Mar 05, 2022
#R1#
Panda tries to land a body kick
enabling Matilla to counter with a crisp jab.
Matilla lands a jab to the head.
Matilla throws a head kick that misses.
Panda throws a head kick but Matilla moves out of range.
Matilla swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Panda counters with a body kick that stops Matilla in his tracks momentarily.
Panda misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
KT Panda seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Matilla checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Matilla tried to counter with a leg kick but Panda avoided it.
Panda misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Matilla.
An attempted straight right counter from Matilla misses the target.
Panda misses with a body shot
and Matilla counters with a slapping leg kick.
Matilla 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.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A bone on bone clash there as Matilla blocks the leg kick.
Panda pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Panda is looking to chop away at Matilla's legs.
And Matilla counters with a quick kick to the body but Panda blocks it.
Panda goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
An attempted straight right counter from Matilla misses the target.#T1#
Matilla walks into a straight right hand from Panda.
Panda fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Matilla on the side of the head.
KT Panda is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.#TD#
Matilla shoots in and gets a takedown into Panda's guard.
Matilla pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Panda is keeping the position for now.
Panda manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Matilla manages to get himself to full guard. #REVB##SUB#
Matilla is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Panda is aware though and is defending well.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Panda controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling. #SUB#
Matilla working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Panda doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Panda manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem. #SUB#
Matilla looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Panda is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.#T2#
Matilla seems keen to control Panda's posture.
Panda wants to get up but he can't break Matilla's closed guard. He needs to be careful trying to break the legs open, as he's open to submissions here.
Matilla pulls Panda in close to his closed guard and prevents Panda from doing any damage or advancing position.
Matilla is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.#SUB#
Matilla has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Panda can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Panda is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long. #T3#
Panda won't allow Matilla to sweep him here. #SUB#
Matilla is looking for a triangle but Panda pushes his legs off easily.
Panda controlling from the top position.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Matilla is on top in guard. #REVR#
Matilla wants to control from the top but Panda keeps moving.
Matilla postures up in Panda's guard and throws a big left but Panda blocks it.
Matilla pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Panda is keeping the position for now.
Matilla missing there with some ground and pound from the guard. #T4#
Matilla trying to control but Panda is working from the bottom.
Matilla missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Panda is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Panda looking to hit a scissor sweep but Matilla is one step ahead there.
Matilla sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Matilla won't allow Panda to sweep him here.
Matilla pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Panda is keeping the position for now.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Panda is controlling Matilla's posture.
Panda keeping full guard, as Matilla tries to pass.
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 Anton Matilla will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!#R2#
Matilla misses with a hook to the body
enabling Panda to counter with a crisp jab.
A solid leg kick lands there for Panda.
Panda misses with a body kick.
Matilla gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Panda.
Matilla staying out of range there.
KT Panda seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Panda ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Matilla moves away.
Matilla fires out a quick counter leg kick but Panda just manages to avoid it.
A shot to the liver by Panda. Beautiful body shot.
Panda throws a left and a right that both miss
and Matilla counters with a thumping low kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Matilla moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
An inside leg kick from Panda misses.
Matilla keeps the fight on the outside.
Panda connects with a solid leg kick. #T1#
Panda fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Matilla manages to avoid it.
Panda swings for the body but Matilla moves out of range.
Panda lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Panda throws a sloppy body shot
enabling Matilla to counter with a crisp jab.
A nice leg kick lands there from Panda.
Panda throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Matilla tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Panda was well out of range. Poor timing from Matilla.
Matilla gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Panda counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
A nice leg kick lands there from Panda.
Panda fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Matilla checks it well. #T2#
Panda pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Matilla connects with a right hand. Panda shakes it off.
Panda lands a right hook to the body. #CL2#
Panda has Matilla up against the cage in a clinch.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Panda tries a body shot but Matilla blocks it.
Panda blocks a body shot from Matilla.
Panda lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Panda has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Matilla lands a nice shot to the body.
Panda tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Matilla is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Matilla is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Anton Matilla. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Panda doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A nice left hand lands by Matilla.
A head punch on the inside from Panda fails to land. #TD#
Matilla decides to pull guard.
Panda must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Panda showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Panda trying to control but Matilla is working from the bottom. #T3#
Matilla is controlling Panda's posture.#SUB#
Matilla is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Matilla working a defensive guard here.
Panda engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Matilla trying to keep a closed guard but Panda is proving a slippery customer.
Panda sitting in guard, not really doing much. #SUB#
Matilla is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Panda defends well.#T4#
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.#SUB#
Matilla working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Panda doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Panda manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Panda sitting in guard, not really doing much. #SUB#
Matilla is active off his back here, looking for submissions. #SUB#
Matilla is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Panda is aware though and is defending well.
Panda postures up.
Panda slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

KT Panda showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! And we move into the final round!#R3#
Matilla takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Matilla ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Panda moves away.
Panda is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.
Matilla slips under a jab from Panda.
Panda uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Matilla.
Panda doesn't manage to clinch there - Matilla circles away.
A little feinted left hand from Matilla on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Panda looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Matilla is looking to counter punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda tries to land a body kick
and Matilla counters with a body kick.
Panda tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Matilla paws at him with a jab and circles away.
It appears Matilla was looking to counter with a kick there.
Matilla shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Panda but Panda pushes him off and we're back to square one.#T1#
Matilla scores with a jab to the body.
A nice leg kick from Panda, right into the meat of the thigh.
Panda scores with a three punch combo!
Matilla lands with a nice body punch.
Panda takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Matilla walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Panda takes a swing at Matilla's ribcage but misses.
Panda throws a shot from downtown. Matilla moves away and avoids it.
It looked like Matilla was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Matilla has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Panda finds it's way round the side to connect with Matilla's head.
Matilla misses with a wild body shot.
Panda throws a series of punches but Matilla moves out of range. #T2#
Matilla uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Panda.
Panda throws out a loose jab but Matilla uses good head movement to avoid it.
Panda throws a shot to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Matilla throws a head kick that Panda semi-blocks.
Panda clobbers Matilla with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Panda is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Matilla rather than just go for the knockout.
Matilla keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A counter left hand to the body from Matilla misses its target.
Panda wants to clinch up but Matilla keeps it at a distance.
Matilla shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Panda misses with a straight left.
Matilla throwing a counter right hand but Panda manages to avoid it.
Panda swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A little feinted left hand from Matilla on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.#T3#
A good leg kick by Matilla.
Panda throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Panda scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Panda throws a shot from downtown. Matilla moves away and avoids it.
Panda takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Matilla tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Panda swivels and escapes.
Matilla checks the leg kick nicely there.
It looked like Matilla wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Matilla looks to score with a jab to the body but Panda is just out of range.
Matilla swings and misses with a hook to the body.
It seemed like Panda was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Panda throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Matilla misses with an uppercut
and Panda makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.#T4#
Panda lands a head kick. Matilla smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
A thudding body kick lands there by Panda!
Panda lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Panda.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Panda throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A little feinted left hand from Matilla on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Panda throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Panda throws a head kick but Matilla moves out of range.
Matilla throws a sloppy head kick and Panda moves out of range easily.
Panda throws the kick towards the body but Matilla avoids it.
An attempted straight right counter from Matilla misses the target.
Panda fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Matilla on the side of the head.
Panda throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Matilla cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 28:29
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 28:29
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... KT Panda!

 

Event: DMMA 77: Muromets vs Kiryu     
Date:   Jan 23, 2022
#R1#
Tyler misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Panda.
Tyler pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Panda throws a low kick, looking for Tyler's leg but Tyler calmly moves out of range.
Panda takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
A low kick from Tyler is predictable there #CL#
and Panda counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
A left hand lands to the body for Panda.
Tyler prevents a body shot from Panda.
Tyler works on Panda's body with a couple of short punches.
Panda misses with a punch to the body.
Panda throws a punch but it's blocked by Tyler.
A nice right hand lands inside from Panda.
Panda lands a left hand that snaps the head of Tyler backwards.
A head punch on the inside from Panda fails to land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda throws a head punch that misses. #TD2#
Tyler decides to pull guard. #SUB2#
Tyler is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Panda is aware though and is defending well.
Panda stays in close to Tyler's body and controls the position.
Tyler has a closed guard, preventing Panda from standing up.
We've been hearing good reports from Panda's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.#T1##SUB2#
Tyler has his foot on Panda's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Panda works his way back into a safe position though.#SUB2#
Tyler looking for a guillotine here but Panda defends easily.
Panda trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Our spies down at at Jed's Gym inform us that Tyler has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?
Panda content to stall in guard here.
Tyler looking for a sweep. Not yet Tyler, not yet.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Panda looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Tyler looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Tyler keeping full guard, as Panda tries to pass. #SUB2#
Panda avoids a guillotine attempt easily. #T2#
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Tyler can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Panda controls the pace.
Panda trying to control but Tyler is working from the bottom. #SUB2#
Tyler has his foot on Panda's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Panda works his way back into a safe position though.
Panda stopping the sweep attempt from Tyler.
Panda is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions. #SUB2#
Tyler is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Panda is aware though and is defending well.
Panda content to stall in guard here.
Panda stopping the sweep attempt from Tyler.#T3#
Panda trying to control but Tyler is working from the bottom. #SUB2#
Tyler is looking for a triangle but Panda pushes his legs off easily.
Tyler keeping moving, preventing Panda from controlling successfully.
Panda controlling from the top position.
Tyler looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Tyler keeping moving, preventing Panda from controlling successfully.
Panda 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. #REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Panda throws out a loose jab but Tyler uses good head movement to avoid it.
Tyler appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
That kick from Tyler tenderised Panda's leg. Panda is trying to keep his angry face on.
Tyler misses with a leg kick. #T4#
Panda on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Panda misses the shot to the body.
Tyler scoring well with a low kick there.
Panda tries to clinch up but Tyler circles away and keeps his distance.
Tyler smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Panda throws a push kick but Tyler slaps the foot to one side.
Tyler lands a nice hook to Panda's body. Panda takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Tyler avoids the body shot from Panda.
A nice leg kick from Tyler, right into the meat of the thigh.
Panda scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Panda tries to close the distance and clinch up but Tyler swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Nice jab there from Tyler.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Tyler moves out of range of the body kick from Panda.
Panda throws a nice outside leg kick.
Panda misses with a looping left.
Tyler unleashes a big counter combination but Panda bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Panda walks into a stiff left hand from Tyler.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Pete Tyler dominated that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.#R2#
Panda throws a leg kick
and Tyler counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Panda thinking.
Panda misses with a body kick.
Tyler tries a quick counter leg kick but Panda is wise to it.
Panda throws an overhand right that lands on Tyler's shoulder, as Tyler tries to avoid the shot.
Panda avoids the body shot from Tyler.
Tyler misses with a wild combination.
Panda misses with a leg kick.
Panda doesn't manage to clinch there - Tyler circles away.
A combination from Tyler does no damage.
Panda is looking to counter punch.#CL#
Panda forces Tyler back against the cage and clinches.
Tyler manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Tyler or not.
Panda misses with a hook to the ribs.
Tyler prevents a body shot from Panda.
Panda lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards. #T1#
Tyler lands a hook to the side of the head.
A nice left hand lands by Panda. #CUT#It looks like Pete Tyler has been cut.
Tyler misses with a punch on the inside.
Panda working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Tyler goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Tyler scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Tyler misses with a punch to the body.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Tyler tries a body shot but Panda blocks it.
Tyler tries to work over Panda's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Tyler tries a body shot but Panda blocks it.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Panda.
Panda lands a hook that snaps the head of Tyler backwards.
Tyler fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Tyler cracks Panda with a nice body shot.
Tyler lands with a light punch inside.
Panda misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Tyler scores with a shoulder strike.
A head punch on the inside from Panda fails to land. #T2#
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Tyler lands a body punch in the clinch.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Tyler blocks an uppercut.
Tyler stalls.
Tyler doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Tyler blocking some punches.
Tyler working aggressively here.
Tyler blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Tyler presses Panda against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Tyler struggles to land a body shot inside as Panda controls his hands.
Tyler gets through Panda's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Panda lands with a right to the head.
Tyler blocks a body shot from Panda.
Panda misses with a punch to the body.
Panda misses with some punches.
Tyler lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Panda backwards.
Tyler doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
KT Panda has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Tyler digs a right hand into Panda's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Panda's gas tank.
Tyler lands a body shot in the clinch. #T3#
A nice left hand lands by Tyler.
A right hook to the body lands for Tyler.
Tyler just leaning against Panda, taking a breather.
Tyler lands a body shot in the clinch.
Panda blocks a body shot from Tyler.
Tyler lands a body shot.
Tyler misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Tyler lands with a light punch inside.
Tyler lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Panda backwards.
Tyler lands a shot to the body.
Tyler lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Tyler tries to work over Panda's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Panda misses with the head strike.
Nice body punch from Panda.
Tyler just leaning against Panda, taking a breather.
Tyler lands with a short shot to the head.
Panda throws a head punch that misses.
Tyler lands with a short shot to the head. #T4#
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Panda working aggressively here.
Panda tries to throw a body punch but Tyler avoids it by throwing Panda back against the cage.
Tyler blocking some punches.
Panda misses with some punches.
A short left from Tyler.
Tyler tries to work over Panda's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Tyler creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Tyler blocks a body shot from Panda.
Tyler has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Tyler lands a right hand.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Tyler working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Panda goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A nice left hand lands by Tyler.
Tyler lands a right hand.
Tyler softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Panda prevents a body shot from Tyler.
Panda scores with a nice hook to the head.
Panda misses with a punch on the inside.
Tyler misses with a hook from the clinch.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Pete Tyler showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Pete Tyler'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. 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#
Tyler scores with a leg kick.
Pete Tyler seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Tyler throws an overhand right that lands on Panda's shoulder, as Panda tries to avoid the shot.
Panda lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Tyler cracks Panda with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Nice shot lands for Tyler.
A left lands for Panda.
Tyler lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Panda throws a body punch but Tyler moves out of range.
Panda thows a body kick. Tyler tries to catch it but that hurt him.
A solid leg kick lands there for Tyler.
Panda throws a leg kick but Tyler sees it coming and moves out of range.
Tyler misses with a looping right.
Tyler connects with a single shot there.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Tyler throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Panda stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Good work by Panda as he checks the leg kick.#T1#
Panda 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.
Tyler swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Panda tries to work over Tyler's front leg with a kick but Tyler checks it.
Tyler misses with a low kick.
Tyler bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Tyler ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Tyler - that will leave a mark!
Tyler getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Panda throws a low kick but Tyler avoids it.
Panda falls off balance throwing a combination
and Tyler counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Tyler throws a sloppy head kick and Panda moves out of range easily. #KD2#
Tyler drops Panda with a left and a right! Oh, Panda is hurt - Tyler dives into side control looking to finish! #ROC2#Panda is rocked!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Tyler scores with a big shot from side control... and another... and another! Oh Panda is done here - save him referee! More strikes land and eventually the ref does step in and Tyler can finally stop beating on his defenseless opponent!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:55 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Pete Tyler!
During a confident post fight interview, Pete Tyler thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.

 

Event: DMMA 67: Hightower vs Zhdanov     
Date:   Dec 18, 2021
#R1#
Panda moves out of range of the strikes.
Panda defending well as Intervention loads up on a big left hand.
Panda is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Intervention with a body shot.
Panda attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Panda staying out of range there.
Panda throws a body shot but no joy.
Panda lands with a cross.
Intervention tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Panda lands with a nice combination. Intervention backs away looking to recover.#CUT2#It looks like Divine Intervention has been cut.
A telegraphed right hand from Intervention misses the target.
Panda doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Panda moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Panda slips a jab from Intervention.
Panda only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Panda lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Intervention at a distance.
Intervention takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.#CUT#It looks like KT Panda has been cut.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Panda avoids a punch combination nicely.
Panda throws a jab when Intervention was well out of range.
Intervention changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Panda misses with a body kick. #T1#
Panda looks to land a combination. Intervention sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
A head kick misses from Panda.
Intervention takes a swing at Panda's ribcage but misses.
Nice jab there from Panda.
Intervention throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Panda is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Intervention fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Panda looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Panda throws a front kick aimed at Intervention's knee but Intervention avoids it well.
Panda keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Intervention misses with a wild body shot.
Intervention misses with a hook to the body
and Panda counters with a one-two to the body. #KD#
Intervention drops Panda with a beautiful combination! Panda stares up at his opponent, who ushers him back to his feet - Intervention is looking for the KO!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Intervention takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Intervention loads up on a big right hand but Panda slips the punch.
Panda throws a body kick despite being completely out of range#CL#
and Intervention counters by moving into the clinch.
Panda tries to throw a body punch but Intervention avoids it by throwing Panda back against the cage. #T2##BC#
Intervention pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Intervention misses with a looping left.
Panda moves out of range of the strikes.#KD#
Intervention drops Panda with a hook right on the temple. He thinks about going to the ground but Panda looks back up at him and smiles so Intervention waves him back to his feet - he obviously thinks he can knock him out after that shot landed.
Panda throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Intervention wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Intervention misses with a body shot.
Panda now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Panda throws a solid leg kick but Intervention takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Panda.
Intervention will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Panda jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Panda is looking to clinch.
Panda throws a leg kick that misses.
Intervention ducks right into an uppercut from Panda.
Intervention will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away. #T3#
Intervention misses with an uppercut.
Intervention throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Intervention misses with a hook.
Intervention fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Intervention slips a jab from Panda.
Panda misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Intervention.
Intervention ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Panda looks winded!
Intervention throws a low kick but Panda avoids it.
Intervention uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Panda keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick. #KD#
Intervention feints and then winds up with a huge right hand that connects perfectly and sends Panda sprawling to the canvas! Panda rolls over backwards and springs off the cage and manages to regain his footing - how acrobatic! Oh, he's still wobbly - can Intervention finish him?! #ROC#Panda is rocked!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A lazy body kick from Panda
and Intervention counters with a huge right that knocks Panda out cold! Intervention is running around with a crazed look on his face - you can see how much that meant to him!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:50 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Divine Intervention!
Divine Intervention 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: CMMA 176 Tavares v Watkins     
Date:   Oct 29, 2021
#R1#
Ferguson throws a right and a left that both miss.
Panda throws a quick inside leg kick.
Ferguson misses with the combination.
Ferguson takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Panda connects with a looping right hand.
A telegraphed right hand from Ferguson misses the target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick. #CL2#
Panda fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Ferguson, pushing him back against the cage.
Panda tries a body shot but Ferguson blocks it.
Ferguson lands a right hand.
Panda lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Ferguson blocks a punch to the side of the head. #T1#
A short right from Ferguson on the inside.
Panda lands with a short shot to the head.
Panda misses with a punch on the inside.
Panda prevents a body shot from Ferguson.
Panda makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A short right from Ferguson.
Panda fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Panda misses with a hook to the ribs.
Panda throws a head punch that misses.
Ferguson lands a left hand that snaps the head of Panda backwards.
Ferguson blocks an uppercut.
Ferguson cracks Panda with a nice body shot.
Panda misses with some punches. #BC#
Ferguson breaks the clinch. #CL2#
Panda darts in and clinches Ferguson up against the cage.
Ferguson lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Panda misses with a punch to the body.
Ferguson scores with a shot to the side of Panda's head.
Ferguson pushes Panda back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Ferguson swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Panda struggles to land a body shot inside as Ferguson controls his hands. #T2##BC#
Ferguson escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Panda lands with a straight right. Ferguson didn't see that one coming.
Panda throws a hook to the side of Ferguson's head but Ferguson sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
As Panda looks to move away, Ferguson throws a big counter combo but Panda just gets out of the way.
Panda throws a predictable looking body shot #KD#
and Ferguson counters with a crisp right hand that drops Panda! Ferguson lets Panda back up to his feet, looking for a finish!#CUT#It looks like KT Panda has been cut.
Panda misses the shot to the body.
A cross from Panda lands.
Panda tries to clinch but Ferguson moves out of range.
Ferguson is looking to counter with head kicks.
Panda dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Ferguson throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Panda.
Panda looks to score with a jab to the body but Ferguson is just out of range.
Panda throws a sloppy body shot
and Ferguson counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Panda is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Ferguson rather than just go for the knockout.#T3#
Ferguson takes one to the side of the head.
Panda keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A slapping leg kick lands for Panda.
Panda falls off balance throwing a combination
and Ferguson counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Panda thinking.
Panda looks winded!
Panda motions for Ferguson to come forward. Panda throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Ferguson throws a jab but it's blocked by Panda.
Panda misses with a jab to the body
and Panda takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Ferguson misses with a head kick.
Panda tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Ferguson avoids a low kick by using good footwork.#T4#
Ferguson swats away the attempt to clinch by Panda.#CL2#
Panda closes the distance and clinches.
Panda scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Ferguson blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Panda creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Ferguson misses with some punches.
Panda throws a punch but it's blocked by Ferguson.
Panda prevents a body shot from Ferguson.
Ferguson prevents a body shot from Panda.
Ferguson makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.#BC#
Ferguson breaks from the clinch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Ferguson has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Panda.
Ferguson looks to land a right hand but Panda moved out of range.
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 Khabib Ferguson will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on KT Panda's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.#R2#
Panda misses with a few strikes there.
Ferguson appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Panda scores with a leg kick.
Ferguson lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Panda misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Ferguson.
Ferguson checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Ferguson throws a left and a right that both miss
and Panda connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Ferguson stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Panda.
Panda misses with an uppercut. Ferguson saw that one coming.
Ferguson is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ferguson misses with an uppercut.
Panda lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Good leg kick by Panda. #T1#
Ferguson swings for the body but Panda moves out of range.
Ferguson moves out of range of the body kick from Panda.
Ferguson walks into a stiff left hand from Panda.
Panda tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Ferguson was well out of range. Poor timing from Panda.
Ferguson went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
A solid leg kick lands there for Panda. #CL2#
Panda drives through and clinches with Ferguson against the cage.
Ferguson lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Panda blocks a body shot from Ferguson.
Panda throws a punch but it's blocked by Ferguson.
Ferguson blocks an uppercut.
Ferguson's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Ferguson throws a punch but it's blocked by Panda.
Panda lands a hook to the side of the head.
Panda tries to throw a body punch but Ferguson avoids it by throwing Panda back against the cage.
A short left from Panda. #T2#
A quick uppercut on the inside from Panda.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Panda misses with a punch to the body.
Ferguson lands with a short shot to the head.
Ferguson misses with a hook to the ribs.
Ferguson misses with a hook from the clinch.
Ferguson lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
KT Panda seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Ferguson is trying to break free.
Panda lands a hook to the side of the head.
Panda working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Panda misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Ferguson tries to work over Panda's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Ferguson tries to work over Panda's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Ferguson lands a shoulder strike.
Panda blocks an uppercut.
Panda struggles to land a body shot inside as Ferguson controls his hands.
Panda tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Ferguson's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Ferguson working aggressively here.
Panda misses with a punch to the body.
Ferguson working hard to break the clinch.
Panda working aggressively here. #T3#
A right hook to the body lands for Ferguson.
Panda blocks a body shot from Ferguson.
Ferguson blocks an uppercut.
Ferguson tries to work over Panda's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Panda blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Panda blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Ferguson struggles to land a body shot inside as Panda controls his hands.
Panda prevents a body shot from Ferguson.
Panda lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Ferguson backwards.
Panda scores with a shot to the side of Ferguson's head.
Ferguson blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Panda blocks an uppercut.
Panda lands with a short shot to the head.
Panda pushes Ferguson back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
A right hand to the body from Panda.
Still in the clinch, Panda scores with a nice short uppercut.
Panda lands a left hand.
Panda lands a right hand that snaps the head of Ferguson backwards.
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!
Panda makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A short right from Panda on the inside. #T4#
Ferguson fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Panda lands a hook to the side of the head.
Ferguson working hard to break the clinch.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Panda creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Panda lands a shot to the body.
Panda lands with a short shot to the head.
Nice body punch from Panda.
I was talking to Ferguson's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Panda struggles to land a body shot inside as Ferguson controls his hands.
Panda lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Ferguson.
Panda scores with a hook to the body.
Nice body punch from Panda.
Nice body punch from Panda.
Panda lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Panda.
A short left from Panda.
Nice body punch from Panda - that landed with a thud.
Panda has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Panda has a couple of punches blocked by Ferguson.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Panda creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Panda digs a right hand underneath Ferguson's ribcage. Ferguson let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Panda lands a shot to the body.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

KT Panda showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on KT Panda's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!#R3#
Panda lands a jab to the nose.
KT Panda seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Panda wants to clinch
and Ferguson counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Ferguson on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Panda. Panda obviously looking to wear him down.
Ferguson misses with an uppercut
and Panda counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Ferguson throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Panda.
Ferguson takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Ferguson at a distance.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Panda scores with a three punch combo! #CL2#
Panda clinches with his opponent. #T1#
A short left from Panda.
Ferguson prevents a body shot from Panda.
A body shot lands from Panda.
Panda digs a right hand underneath Ferguson's ribcage. Ferguson let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Still in the clinch, Panda scores with a nice short uppercut.
Panda working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Panda.
Panda struggles to land a body shot inside as Ferguson controls his hands.
Ferguson misses with a body punch.
A short body shot lands from Panda as the two fighters clinch.
Panda lands a right hand that snaps the head of Ferguson backwards.
Panda throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Fergusons head.
Panda works on Ferguson's body with a couple of short punches.
Ferguson is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Nice body punch from Panda - that landed with a thud.
Panda lands a hook to the side of the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A short right from Panda.
Panda misses with the head strike.
Ferguson blocks a body shot from Panda.
Panda prevents a body shot from Ferguson.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Panda creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut. #T2#
A short right from Panda on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Ferguson.
Panda misses with a hook from the clinch.
Ferguson is trying to break the clinch but Panda is controlling him.
Panda lands an uppercut.
Panda misses with a body punch.
A head punch on the inside from Panda fails to land.
Ferguson is looking to break free of the clinch but Panda has double underhooks.
Panda tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Panda lands a hook to the side of the head.
Panda prevents a body shot from Ferguson.
Ferguson can't find room to land a body shot as Panda controls the action.
Panda doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Panda misses with a body punch.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Panda creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Panda tries a body shot but Ferguson blocks it.
Panda tries to throw a body punch but Ferguson avoids it by throwing Panda back against the cage.
Panda lands a left hand that snaps the head of Ferguson backwards.
Panda misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Panda blocks a punch to the side of the head. #T3#
Panda misses with a punch to the body.
Ferguson lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Panda.
Panda gets through Ferguson's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Ferguson lands a left hand that snaps the head of Panda backwards.
Panda works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Ferguson has a couple of punches blocked by Panda.
Panda struggles to land a body shot inside as Ferguson controls his hands.
Panda throws a head punch that misses.
Panda swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Ferguson misses with the head strike.
Panda pushes Ferguson back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Panda keeps control of Ferguson as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Panda digs a right hand into Ferguson's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Ferguson's gas tank.
A left hand lands to the body for Ferguson.
Panda blocks an uppercut.
Ferguson tries to throw a body punch but Panda avoids it by throwing Ferguson back against the cage.
Ferguson prevents a body shot from Panda.
Panda misses with a hook from the clinch.
Ferguson lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Panda.#T4#
Ferguson struggles to land a body shot inside as Panda controls his hands.
Ferguson working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Ferguson blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Ferguson lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Panda backwards.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Ferguson can't find room to land a body shot as Panda controls the action.
Ferguson goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Ferguson tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Panda misses with a hook to the ribs.
Ferguson throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Pandas head.
Ferguson lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Panda backwards.
Panda lands with a light punch inside.
Nice body punch from Ferguson.
Ferguson lands a right hand.
Ferguson doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Panda tries a body shot but Ferguson blocks it.
Ferguson throws a punch but it's blocked by Panda.
Panda keeps control of Ferguson as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Panda lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Ferguson working aggressively here.

And that's the end of the fight!
KT Panda comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Panda has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 27:30
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 28:29
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... KT Panda!

 

Event: CMMA 164 Big Mouth v Finger     
Date:   Oct 01, 2021
#R1#
Christoforou misses with an uppercut.
Christoforou ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Panda displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Christoforou throws out the jab.
Christoforou throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Panda throws a body shot but no joy.
Panda throws a combination that misses
and Christoforou connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.#CUT#It looks like KT Panda has been cut.
Panda misses with the body kick#KD#
and Christoforou counters with a big uppercut that knocks Panda off his feet! Christoforou dives into side control looking to finish!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Panda is trying to improve his position.
Christoforou will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Christoforou working away.
Panda is trying to avoid being dragged into an even worse position than he's already in but Christoforou is staying active.
Panda tries to bench press Christoforou off him but Christoforou keeps the position.
Panda manages to get one leg in to regain half guard. #T1#
Panda holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.
Panda manages to get to full guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Panda is controlling Christoforou's posture.
We've been hearing good reports from Christoforou's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#T2#
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Panda is continuing to stall.
Christoforou stopping the sweep attempt from Panda.
Christoforou being controlled here momentarily. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Panda with the inside leg kick.
Panda throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
It looked like Christoforou wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Panda ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Christoforou moves away.
Christoforou is looking to counter punch.
Christoforou throws a looping overhand right but Panda ducks down to avoid it. #T3#
Panda buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Panda misses with a straight right.
Panda throws a head kick but Christoforou moves out of range.
Christoforou misses with a hook
and Panda counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Panda explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Nice body kick there by Panda.
Panda lands a nice shot to the body.
A big left from Christoforou misses.
Panda slips a jab from Christoforou.
Christoforou tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Panda uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Christoforou.#T4#
Panda throws a jab when Christoforou was well out of range.
It looked like Christoforou wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Panda slips under a jab.
Panda looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Panda. Christoforou does a little dance to reset his feet.
Christoforou was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Christoforou blocks a jab.
Christoforou throwing a counter right hand but Panda manages to avoid it.
That kick from Panda tenderised Christoforou's leg. Christoforou is trying to keep his angry face on.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Christoforou lands a jab.
Panda is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Christoforou.
KT Panda seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Panda is looking to slow Christoforou down with leg kicks.
Panda misses with a body shot
enabling Christoforou to counter with a crisp jab.
Panda cracks a nice hook into Christoforou's ribs.
Christoforou fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Panda is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Christoforou rather than just go for the knockout.
Christoforou misses with an uppercut. Panda saw that one coming.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Panagiotis Christoforou dominated that round.
The cut man is working on KT Panda's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare each other down, ready to get back to the action.#R2#
Christoforou misses with an uppercut
and Panda counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Christoforou moves away from the strike by Panda.
Panda lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Panda throws a series of punches but Christoforou moves out of range.
Panda misses with a hook #KD#
and Christoforou counters with a right hand that sends Panda tumbling to the canvas! Can Christoforou finish him? He dives into Panda's guard looking to do just that!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Panda 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.
Christoforou tries to stand but Panda is controlling from the bottom.
Panda seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
The adventures of Panda the control monster continue. Boring.#T1#
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.#REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
A decent looking cross lands there for Panda.
Christoforou is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.#T2#
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Christoforou on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
That kick from Panda tenderised Christoforou's leg. Christoforou is trying to keep his angry face on.
Jab from Christoforou.
Christoforou misses with a hook
and Panda makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Panda looks to score with a jab to the body but Christoforou is just out of range.
Panda waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Christoforou.
An attempted straight right counter from Christoforou misses the target.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Panda in the fight. On paper you would think he is the more dominant ground fighter so let's see if these unusual tactics pay off.#CL2#
Panda gets a clinch.
Panda throws a head punch that misses.
Christoforou looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Panda softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Christoforou is trying to break the clinch but Panda is controlling him.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Christoforou.
Panda struggles to land a body shot inside as Christoforou controls his hands.
Christoforou prevents a body shot from Panda. #T3#
Panda doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Nice body punch from Panda - that landed with a thud.
A body shot lands from Panda.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Christoforou takes a shot to the head.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Panda creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Panda throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Christoforous head. #CUT2#It looks like Panagiotis Christoforou has been cut.
Panda tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Christoforou's elbow.
Christoforou's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Panda keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Christoforou's efforts to push away.
Christoforou wants to break free but Panda has control.
Panda lands a right hand.
A hook to the body from Panda.
Panda digs a right hand into Christoforou's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Christoforou's gas tank.
Panda lands with a left to the head.
Panda lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Panda lands a shot to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Panda lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Panda scores with a hook to the body.#T4#
Panda tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Christoforou's elbow.
Panda lands a right hand that snaps the head of Christoforou backwards.
Panda lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Panda.
Panda scores with a shoulder strike.
A left hand lands to the body for Panda.
Panda lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
A right hook to the body lands for Panda.
Panda works on Christoforou's body with a couple of short punches.
Panda lands with a light punch inside.
Panda lands a left hand that snaps the head of Christoforou backwards.
Panda working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Panda digs a right hand into Christoforou's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Christoforou's gas tank.
Panda working some nice short punches in the clinch.
A short right from Panda.
Panda lands a left hand.
Panda misses with some punches.
Christoforou prevents a body shot from Panda.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

KT Panda showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! And we move into the final round!#R3##KD2#
Panda lands a big head kick that sends Christoforou tumbling to the mat! Panda takes a step backwards and waves Christoforou back to his feet - he wants the finish!
Panda ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Panda swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
A little feinted left hand from Christoforou on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Panda has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Panda throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Christoforou throwing a counter right hand but Panda manages to avoid it.
Panda scores with a body shot.
Christoforou takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Nice body kick from Panda.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Panda scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Panda misses with a body shot.
Christoforou was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Panda sizes up Christoforou with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Panda scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Christoforou doesn't seem bothered though. #T1#
Panda cracks a nice hook into Christoforou's ribs.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Panda fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Christoforou has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Christoforou is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Panda changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.#CL2#
Panda has Christoforou up against the cage in a clinch.
Panda blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Panda.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Panda creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Panda makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Christoforou blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Panda lands a hook that snaps the head of Christoforou backwards.
Panda throws a head punch that misses.
Panda makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A nice right hand lands inside from Panda.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Christoforou tries to circle away but Panda has him pinned against the cage.#T2#
A shot in the inside from Panda.
Panda lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Christoforou.
Panda lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Panda.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Panda. #CUT2#Panagiotis Christoforou's cut is getting worse.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Panda.
Panda makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.#ROC2#Christoforou is rocked!
Panda cracks Christoforou with a nice body shot.
A short uppercut from Panda.
Oh Christoforou is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
A short left from Panda.
Panda pushes Christoforou against the cage and as Christoforou bounces back, Panda cracks him with a massive overhand right that sends him crashing to the mat! Panda follows up with more strikes but Christoforou was out from that first, devastating punch! Wow!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:41 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). KT Panda!

 

Event: CMMA 150 Abner v Hallbjornsson     
Date:   Aug 28, 2021
#R1#
Panda lands a nice shot to the body.
Panda wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Panda lands with a thumping leg kick.
A head kick misses from Panda.
As Panda looks to move away, Hanski throws a big counter combo but Panda just gets out of the way.#CL#
Hanski darts in and clinches Panda up against the cage.
Hanski lands a nice uppercut.
Panda fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Hanski throws a head punch that misses.
Hanski swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hanski misses with a body punch.
Panda tries to work over Hanski's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Panda blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A short right from Panda.
Panda blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A short right from Panda.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Panda misses with a hook from the clinch.
Panda lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Hanski backwards.
A body shot lands from Panda.
A short right from Hanski.
Hanski has a couple of punches blocked by Panda.
Panda misses with a body punch.
Hanski lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Panda backwards. #T1#
A right hand to the body from Panda.
Hanski is breathing heavily.
Panda works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Hanski misses with the head strike.
Panda misses with a punch on the inside.
Panda presses Hanski against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Panda softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Hanski blocking some punches.
A head punch on the inside from Hanski fails to land.
Panda lands a nice uppercut.
Panda tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Panda lands with a right to the head.
Panda misses with a hook from the clinch.
Hanski lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Panda backwards.
Panda blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Panda.
Panda blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Panda swings wildly with an uppercut but Hanski uses good head movement to avoid it.
Panda lands a body shot in the clinch.
Panda works on Hanski's body with a couple of short punches.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Panda lands with a light punch inside.
Panda lands a body punch in the clinch.
Panda's coach down at Crapollas Gym was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Panda's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.#T2#
A left hand lands to the body for Panda.
A left hand lands to the body for Panda.
Panda lands a right hand that snaps the head of Hanski backwards.
Hanski's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Panda tries to throw a body punch but Hanski avoids it by throwing Panda back against the cage.
Panda lands with a light punch inside.
A short right from Panda on the inside.
Hanski blocks an uppercut.
Nice body punch from Panda.
Panda tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Hanski's elbow.
Panda misses with some punches.
Hanski blocks an uppercut.
Panda blocking some punches.
Panda cracks Hanski with a nice body shot.
A short body shot lands from Panda as the two fighters clinch.
A hook to the body from Panda.
Panda presses Hanski against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Panda lands a right hand that snaps the head of Hanski backwards.
Panda has a couple of punches blocked by Hanski.
Panda tries to work over Hanski's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Panda blocking some punches.
Panda tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Hanski's elbow. #T3#
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Panda.
Panda scores with a shoulder strike.
A head punch on the inside from Hanski fails to land.
Panda lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Hanski.
Hanski blocks a body shot from Panda.
Panda goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Panda throws a punch but it's blocked by Hanski.
Panda misses with a body punch.
Hanski misses with a short punch on the inside.
Panda misses with the head strike.
A short right from Panda.
Panda throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Panda softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Panda tries to work over Hanski's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A left hand lands to the body for Panda.
Panda scores with a nice hook to the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hanski.
Panda pushes Hanski back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Panda scores with a shoulder strike.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Panda throws a punch but it's blocked by Hanski.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Panda.
Panda lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.#T4#
A right hand to the body from Panda.
Panda lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Hanski backwards.
Panda lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Panda lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage. #ROC2#Hanski is rocked!
Panda throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Hanskis head.
Oh Hanski is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
A shot in the inside from Panda.
Panda misses with the head strike.
Panda lands an uppercut in the clinch that drops Hanski to his knees! Panda keeps firing more shots against his stricken opponent and the referee jumps in to save him!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:27 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). KT Panda!

 

Event: CMMA 131 De Minaur v Panic     
Date:   Jul 16, 2021
#R1#
A nice inside leg kick there by Panda. That's going to slow Ferguson down.
Panda with a hook.
Panda throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Ferguson sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Ferguson avoids the body shot from Panda.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Ferguson! But no joy.
Panda throws a body punch but Ferguson moves out of range.
Panda misses with a body shot
and Ferguson counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.#CUT2#It looks like KT Panda has been cut.
We've been told by Panda's head coaches at Crapollas Gym that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Panda misses with a looping right.
Ferguson plants his feet and throws a 3 punch combo. Miss, miss, boom! The third punch, a big right hook, connects right on the temple and drops Panda to the mat, unconscious! This fight is all over! Panda just couldn't keep out of the way of the whole flurry of punches!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:39 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Khabib Ferguson!
A less than humble Khabib Ferguson misjudged his post fight interview somewhat and came across a little too arrogant whilst trying to hype up his own abilities.

 

Event: VKT 11: Benzo Vs HighTower     
Date:   Apr 10, 2021
#R1#
Faulk moves away from the strike by Panda.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Panda, as that shot connected.
Panda lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Panda works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Faulk throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Panda fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Faulk manages to avoid it.
Panda scores with a body shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Faulk. Panda does a little dance to reset his feet.
Panda seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
A big left from Faulk misses.
Panda looks to land a left hand but Faulk moved out of range nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda misses with a straight right.
Panda uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Faulk.
Panda misses the jab.
Faulk pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Panda ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.#T1#
Panda staying out of range there.
Panda is looking to counter the offense by Faulk and move into the clinch.
Panda scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
A big right from Faulk misses.
Faulk misses with a two punch combination.
Panda lands a nice looking body shot.
Panda keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Faulk looks to throw the jab but Panda is out of range.
Faulk tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Panda was well out of range. Poor timing from Faulk.
Panda misses with a body kick.
Faulk is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.
Faulk moves out of range of the body kick from Panda.
Panda throws out a loose jab but Faulk uses good head movement to avoid it.
A shot to the liver by Panda. Beautiful body shot.
Faulk throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
A big left from Panda misses. #T2#
Panda throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Faulk with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Panda to score with a decent uppercut.
Faulk looks to throw the jab but Panda is out of range.
No joy there for Panda, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Panda missing with a left hand there. Faulk was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Panda takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Panda lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Panda looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Panda looks to score with a jab to the body but Faulk is just out of range.
Panda defending well as Faulk loads up on a big left hand.
Faulk scores with a hook to the body. Panda takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Panda is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Panda uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Faulk.#CL#
Panda closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the ropes.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Faulk. #T3#
Panda tries to stall but Faulk uses the opportunity to gain a better position. #BC2#
Faulk breaks from the clinch.
Panda scores with a jab to the body.
Faulk bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Faulk throws out a counter right but Panda avoids it with no problem.
Panda scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Panda staying out of range there.
Panda throws an off balance right hand
and Faulk counters with a stiff right hand.
Faulk misses with a straight right.
Faulk misses with a looping right.
Panda fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Faulk manages to avoid it.
Faulk pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Panda throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena. #CL#
Panda gets a clinch.
Faulk lands a shoulder strike. #T4#
Faulk lands a right hand.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Panda misses with a body punch.
Panda controlling the action here for a moment.
Panda working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Panda swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Faulk scores with a hook to the body.
Faulk lands a nice uppercut.
Panda trying to stall but Faulk improves his position.
Panda tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Faulk wants to stall.
Panda goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Panda working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Nice body punch from Faulk - that landed with a thud.
Faulk lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Panda or not.
Panda stalling in the clinch but Faulk improves position.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Panda.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

KT Panda dominated that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.#R2#
A big left from Faulk misses.
Panda tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
KT Panda seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Faulk throws a looping overhand right but Panda ducks down to avoid it.
Panda just misses with a punch to the body.
Panda thows a leg kick but Faulk checks it
and Faulk counters with a nice uppercut.
Faulk keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
It seemed like Faulk was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Panda ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Faulk 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.
Faulk throws a jab when Panda was well out of range.
A good leg kick by Panda.
Panda takes a swing at Faulk's ribcage but misses.
Faulk looks like he wants to counter punch here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Faulk.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Faulk! But no joy.
Faulk tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Panda was well out of range. Poor timing from Faulk.
Panda tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Faulk manages to circle out of the way.
Faulk uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Panda.
Panda misses with a kick to the body. #T1#
Panda ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
The fighters circle momentarily. Panda darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Panda connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Faulk jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Panda misses with a body shot.
Panda scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Faulk swings for the body but Panda moves out of range.
Panda slips a straight right by Faulk.
Panda is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Faulk can do to turn this around?
A left lands for Panda.
Faulk defending well as Panda loads up on a big left hand.
Panda works over Faulk's head and body with a nice combination.
Faulk missing with a left hand there. Panda was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Panda tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Faulk manages to circle out of the way.
Panda misses with a wild body shot. #T2#
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A big right from Panda misses.
It seemed like Faulk was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Panda defending well as Faulk loads up on a big left hand.
Faulk throws a shot from downtown. Panda moves away and avoids it.
Panda comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.#CL#
Panda closes the distance and pushes Faulk back into the ropes.
Faulk stalling in the clinch but Panda improves position.
Panda blocks an uppercut.
Faulk lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Panda taking a breather.
Panda struggles to land a body shot inside as Faulk controls his hands.
Panda misses with a hook to the ribs.
Faulk has a couple of punches blocked by Panda.
Faulk lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Panda presses Faulk against the ropes and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Panda tries a body shot but Faulk blocks it.
KT Panda has scored more points in the clinch so far.#T3#
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Panda.
Faulk prevents a body shot from Panda.
Faulk lands a body punch.
Panda is trying to stall.
Panda misses with a hook from the clinch.
Faulk lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Panda.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Panda swings away with an uppercut that misses. #BC2#
Faulk's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Faulk looks to score with a jab to the body but Panda is just out of range.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
KT Panda is winning the standup battle so far.
Panda ducks under a wild hook from Faulk.
Faulk stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Faulk tries to close the distance and clinch but Panda swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Faulk loads up on a big right hand but Panda slips the punch.
Faulk throws out a loose jab but Panda uses good head movement to avoid it.
Panda blocks a jab.#T4#
Faulk misses with a body shot.
Panda seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Faulk swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Panda ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Faulk moves away.
Faulk just misses with a punch to the body.
Panda slips under a jab from Faulk.
Panda throws the left hand but Faulk avoids the punch easily.
Panda takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.#CUT2#It looks like KT Panda has been cut.
Panda misses with a shot to the body
and Faulk counters with a nice uppercut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Panda tries to close the distance and clinch up but Faulk swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Panda takes a swing at Faulk's ribcage but misses.
Panda looks to score with a jab to the body but Faulk is just out of range.
Panda swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Panda throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that KT Panda will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on KT Panda's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare each other down, ready to get back to the action. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!#R3#
Panda misses with a kick to the body.
Faulk misses with a hook. Panda ducked under it nicely.
Panda misses with a leg kick
and Faulk cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Panda has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
Panda swinging wildly here.
Faulk throws a body punch but Panda moves out of range.
Faulk misses with a double jab.
Nice body punch from Panda.
Panda misses the shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Faulk.
Panda looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Faulk throws the left hand but Panda avoids the punch easily.
Faulk jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Panda scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.#T1#
Faulk throws a big shot that misses.
Faulk gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Panda.
Panda thuds his shin into the meat of Faulk's side.
Faulk uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Panda.
Panda lands a slapping body shot.
Faulk misses the shot to the body.
Panda walks into a straight right hand from Faulk.
Faulk misses the jab.
Faulk looks to land a right hand but Panda moved out of range.
Panda ducks under a wild hook from Faulk.
Faulk misses the jab.
Panda is looking to wear down Faulk with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Faulk misses with an uppercut. Panda saw that one coming.#T2#
Faulk throws a hook but Panda blocks it.
A jab from Faulk misses.
Panda steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Faulk.
Panda misses with a body shot.
Faulk scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Panda staying out of range there.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Panda takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Faulk tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Panda was well out of range. Poor timing from Faulk.
Panda avoids a kick to the body.
Faulk takes a swing at Panda's ribcage but misses. #CL#
Panda closes the distance and clinches.
Faulk has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Panda seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Faulk can turn it around.
Panda stalling in the clinch but Faulk improves position.
Panda lands a body punch in the clinch. #T3#
Panda trying to control the position but instead, Faulk has worked for underhooks and has pushed Panda into the ropes.
Panda misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Panda blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Faulk misses with a punch on the inside.
Panda tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Faulk's elbow.
Panda misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Panda throws a punch but it's blocked by Faulk.
Faulk working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Panda tries to stall but Faulk uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
A short right from Faulk on the inside.
Panda taking a breather.
Faulk is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Panda is keeping busy.
Panda misses with a hook to the ribs.
Panda misses with a punch on the inside. #T4#
Faulk wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Panda trying to control the position but instead, Faulk has worked for underhooks and has pushed Panda into the ropes.
Faulk doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Panda just leaning against Faulk, taking a breather.
KT Panda is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Panda keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Faulk's efforts to push away.
A battle for position here, against the ropes.
Kevin Faulk has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Faulk tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Faulk misses with a body punch.
Faulk tries a body shot but Panda blocks it.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kevin Faulk comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Panda has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 29:28
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 29:28
Judge James Glass scores the fight 29:29

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... KT Panda!

 

Event: VKT: 10 Benzo Vs.Faulk     
Date:   Mar 06, 2021
#R1#
Panda dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Madzarov looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Madzarov dips to his left and cracks Panda with an uppercut!#CUT#It looks like KT Panda has been cut.
Madzarov lands a nice shot to the body.
Panda fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Panda ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Madzarov moves away.
Madzarov misses with a leg kick.
Madzarov lands a head kick!
Madzarov takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Panda throws a low kick but it's checked well by Madzarov.
Panda swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Madzarov throws a big shot that misses.
Madzarov moves out of range of the body kick from Panda.
A nice leg kick from Madzarov, right into the meat of the thigh.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Madzarov bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Panda's head.#T1#
Madzarov connects with a right hand. Panda shakes it off.
Madzarov takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Madzarov lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Panda lands a nice shot that snaps Madzarov's head back.
Panda closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Panda comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Madzarov tries to score with a low kick but Panda moves his leg out of the way.
Madzarov throws a leg kick which misses Panda's front leg but catches the back leg as Panda tries to avoid it.
Madzarov pushes Panda away with a front kick.
Panda tests Madzarov's chin there with a solid looking shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Madzarov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Panda.#CL2#
Panda pushes Madzarov up against the ropes in a clinch.
Panda blocks a body shot from Madzarov.
Madzarov scores with a shoulder strike.
Our sources have told us that Madzarov has been working on his knees in the buildup to the fight.#T2#
Panda can't find room to land a body shot as Madzarov controls the action.
Madzarov softening up his opponent with strikes, against the ropes.
Madzarov lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Panda is stalling here.
A bit of stalling here from Panda.
Panda continues to stall. The referee tells him to work or he's going to break them up.
Panda tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Madzarov's elbow.
Madzarov lands a left hand.
Madzarov presses Panda against the ropes and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Panda looks winded!
Panda tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Madzarov's elbow.
A battle for position here, against the ropes.
Madzarov prevents a body shot from Panda.
Madzarov blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Madzarov lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Madzarov lands a left hand.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Panda blocks an uppercut.
Panda blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Madzarov.
Panda has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Madzarov seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Panda can turn it around.
A nice right hand lands inside from Madzarov.
Madzarov lands a right hand.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Vasko Madzarov dominated that round.
The cut man is working on KT Panda'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#
Panda fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Madzarov manages to avoid it.
Vasko Madzarov is winning the standup battle so far.
Panda blocks the body kick.
Madzarov checks the leg kick.
Madzarov on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
A punch lands to the side of Panda 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Panda throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Panda misses with a wild body shot.
Madzarov pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Nice body punch from Panda.
Madzarov lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Madzarov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Madzarov lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Panda is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Madzarov feinted there with a counter leg kick.#T1#
Madzarov comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Panda misses with a jab to the body
and Madzarov counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Madzarov misses with a body shot.
Panda tries to counter with a clinch but Madzarov shakes him off and moves away.
Madzarov is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Panda can do to turn this around?
Madzarov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Panda.
Madzarov throws a body punch but Panda moves out of range.
Panda steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Madzarov.
Panda is looking to land body kicks.
Madzarov tried to score with a low kick but Panda checks it.
A shot to the body from Panda misses
enabling Madzarov to counter with a crisp jab.
Panda avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Madzarov scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Madzarov fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Panda has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Panda chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Madzarov can pounce on him.
Madzarov moves away from the strike by Panda. #T2#
Panda uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Madzarov has time to react.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nice jab there from Madzarov.
Panda uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Madzarov.
Madzarov throws a leg kick which misses Panda's front leg but catches the back leg as Panda tries to avoid it.
Madzarov throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Panda is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Madzarov rather than just go for the knockout.
Madzarov thuds his shin into the meat of Panda's side.
Madzarov lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Panda slips under a jab from Madzarov.
Madzarov throws a wild body kick that Panda sees coming a mile off.
Madzarov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Madzarov throws a chopping leg kick but Panda manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Madzarov jabs Panda to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Panda looks to land a left hand but Madzarov moved out of range nicely.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Vasko Madzarov dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on KT Panda's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!#R3#
Madzarov lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
KT Panda has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Panda blocks the body kick.
Madzarov takes a swing at Panda's ribcage but misses.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Panda crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Madzarov - the referee stops the clock and Panda gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Madzarov. Panda manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Panda walks into a left hand.
A left lands for Panda.
Panda throws a leg kick
and Madzarov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Panda ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Madzarov moves away.
Madzarov lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.#KD#
Madzarov catches his opponent with a big hook that sends him to the canvas! Panda stumbles back to his feet but will the referee allow it to continue? Panda walks forwards and this one will be allowed to continue! Come on!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Panda misses with a body shot.
Good leg kick by Madzarov.
Panda thows a leg kick but Madzarov checks it
and Madzarov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Panda throws a low kick but Madzarov moves out of range easily.
A counter left hand to the body from Madzarov misses its target.#T1#
Madzarov lands a front kick.
Panda takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Madzarov comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
A low kick lands for Madzarov.
An inside leg kick lands from Madzarov.
Madzarov lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
A solid leg kick lands there for Madzarov.
Madzarov lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Madzarov thumps Panda with a low kick.
Madzarov thows a body kick. Panda tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Panda tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Panda swings widly with a right hand
and Madzarov counters with a nice leg kick.
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!
Panda on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Madzarov keeps Panda at a distance using the push kick. #T2#
Panda takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Madzarov lands a nice hook to Panda's body. Panda takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Madzarov throws a leg kick which misses Panda's front leg but catches the back leg as Panda tries to avoid it.
Madzarov with the inside leg kick.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Madzarov. Panda shrugs it off though.
Madzarov clobbers Panda with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Madzarov connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Panda takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Madzarov throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Madzarov clobbers Panda with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Panda takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Madzarov delivers a nice body kick.
Madzarov smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.

And that's the end of the fight!
Vasko Madzarov showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Madzarov has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight for Vasko Madzarov!
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight for Vasko Madzarov!
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight for Vasko Madzarov!

Vasko Madzarov wins by unanimous decision!

Our winner, Vasko Madzarov, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.

 

Event: VKT HW Grand Prix - Finals     
Date:   Jan 16, 2021
#R1#
A big left from Hawthorne misses.
Hawthorne misses with a wild combination.
Hawthorne throws a hook but Panda avoids it easily.
Panda will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Panda slips a jab from Hawthorne.
Panda pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Panda fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Hawthorne looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Panda lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Hawthorne at a distance.
Panda fails to land with a series of punches.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hawthorne checks a leg kick.
Panda fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hawthorne manages to avoid it.
Panda lands a right hook to the body.
A slow jab from Panda misses its intended target. #T1#
Hawthorne scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Panda misses with a body shot.
A clash of legs there as Panda blocks the low kick.
Hawthorne waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Panda.
Panda scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Panda moves out of range as Hawthorne strikes.
Hawthorne takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Hawthorne misses with a low kick as Panda jumps back.
Hawthorne ducks under a wild hook from Panda.
Hawthorne gets cracked there but stands up to it.
KT Panda seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Hawthorne connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Panda tries to clinch up.
Hawthorne throws a hook but Panda avoids it easily.
Hawthorne sets himself, and Panda steps forward looking for the clinch! Hawthorne avoids it this time.#T2#
Panda throws a body punch but Hawthorne moves out of range.
Panda throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hawthorne throws a shot to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hawthorne throws a hook to the side of Panda's head but Panda sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Panda is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Hawthorne staying out of range there.#CL#
Hawthorne moves into the clinch.
Panda trying to control the position but instead, Hawthorne has worked for underhooks and has pushed Panda into the ropes.
Hawthorne misses with some punches.
Panda works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Hawthorne lands a nice uppercut.
Hawthorne swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Panda lands a right hand that snaps the head of Hawthorne backwards.
Hawthorne misses with the head strike.
Hawthorne scores with a shoulder strike.
Panda lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Panda has a couple of punches blocked by Hawthorne.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but KT Panda will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the ring so we can get back down to business.#R2#
Hawthorne throws a leg kick but Panda checks it.
Hawthorne swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Panda lands with a good body shot.
Panda throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Panda feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Hawthornes jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Panda throws an overhand right that lands on Hawthorne's shoulder, as Hawthorne tries to avoid the shot.
Panda misses with a body shot.
Panda takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Hawthorne avoids a kick to the body.
It looked like Hawthorne wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Hawthorne just misses with a punch to the body.
Panda throws a lazy right hand but Hawthorne sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Hawthorne tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Panda was well out of range. Poor timing from Hawthorne.
Panda tries to counter with a clinch but Hawthorne shakes him off and moves away.#T1#
Hawthorne takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Panda misses with a hook.
Hawthorne cracks Panda with a good jab.
Hawthorne scores with a nice right hand.
Panda looks to score with a jab to the body but Hawthorne is just out of range.#CL2#
Panda moves into the clinch.
Hawthorne is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Panda is keeping busy.
Hawthorne taking a breather.
Panda can't find room to land a body shot as Hawthorne controls the action. #BC#
Hawthorne escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Panda with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Panda throws a low kick, looking for Hawthorne's leg but Hawthorne calmly moves out of range.
KT Panda seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Jab by Panda.
Panda tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hawthorne was well out of range. Poor timing from Panda.#T2#
Panda lands a body shot.
Panda scores with a jab to the jaw.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Panda fails with an attempt to clinch.
Panda throws a body shot but no joy.
Hawthorne was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Hawthorne uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Panda.
Panda misses with a looping left.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Panda.
Panda looks to throw the jab but Hawthorne is out of range.
Panda pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Hawthorne swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Panda throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Panda throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

KT Panda showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!#R3##CL#
Hawthorne has taken the fight to the clinch.
Cohen Hawthorne has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Panda tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Panda tries a body shot but Hawthorne blocks it.
Panda looking to slow down the pace here.
Hawthorne blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Hawthorne misses with a punch to the body.
A battle for position here, against the ropes.
Hawthorne wants to stall.
Panda's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
Panda blocks an uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
A right hand to the body from Panda.
Panda is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the ropes.
Panda is trying to maintain a safe position but Hawthorne gets an underhook and turns Panda into the ropes.
Hawthorne takes a shot to the head.
Panda lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage. #T1#
Hawthorne misses with some punches.
Panda lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Panda misses with a short punch on the inside.
Panda lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Hawthorne backwards.
Hawthorne scores with a shot to the side of Panda's head.
Panda misses with some punches.
Panda has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Panda taking a breather.
Panda is pushing Hawthorne up against the ropes, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Hawthorne lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Panda looking to slow down the pace here.
Hawthorne wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Panda has him pressed against the ropes.
Hawthorne trying to stall but Panda improves his position.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Hawthorne as Panda tries to tie him up.
Panda lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Hawthorne tries to throw a body punch but Panda avoids it by throwing Hawthorne back against the ropes.
Panda wants to stall.
Hawthorne has a couple of punches blocked by Panda. #T2#
Hawthorne struggles to land a body shot inside as Panda controls his hands.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Panda holding his opponent close, against the ropes.
Hawthorne lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Good body shot from Hawthorne.
Hawthorne lands a right hand.
KT Panda is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hawthorne swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hawthorne lands an uppercut.
Hawthorne digs a right hand into Panda's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Panda's gas tank.
Panda takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Panda blocks a body shot from Hawthorne.
Hawthorne stalling against the ropes.
Hawthorne misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Hawthorne misses with some punches.

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 Cohen Hawthorne.
I think Panda has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Columbo Gatti scores the fight 28:29
Judge Chad Campbell scores the fight 28:29
Judge Steve Montenegro scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by split decision... KT Panda!

 

Event: VKT HW Grand Prix - Final 4     
Date:   Dec 26, 2020
#R1#
Panda looks to land a left hand but Zhdanov moved out of range nicely.
Panda throws an off balance right hand
and Zhdanov counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Panda misses with a low kick.
Panda lands with an uppercut that bounces Zhdanov off the ropes and back into range.
Zhdanov drops his hands momentarily and Panda takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Zhdanov misses with a body shot.
Nice uppercut lands for Zhdanov. That snapped Panda's head back.
Zhdanov swings for the body but Panda moves out of range.
Zhdanov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Panda.
Zhdanov lands with a straight right. Panda didn't see that one coming.
Panda throws a half hearted mid kick.
Zhdanov misses with a body shot.
Zhdanov throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Panda.#CUT2#It looks like KT Panda has been cut.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A jab from Zhdanov misses.
Zhdanov tries to close the distance and clinch up but Panda swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Zhdanov misses with an uppercut. Panda saw that one coming.
Panda fails to land with a series of punches.
Panda has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Crapollas Gym in the buildup to the fight.
Roman Zhdanov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#T1#
Panda throws a jab but it's blocked by Zhdanov.
Zhdanov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Zhdanov avoids the body shot from Panda.
Zhdanov cracks Panda with a good jab.
Zhdanov tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Panda is able to avoid easily.
Donk. Zhdanov catches Panda right on the button with a cross.
Panda bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Zhdanov's head.
Zhdanov misses with a hook.#CL#
Panda closes the distance and pushes Zhdanov back into the ropes.
Panda struggles to land a body shot inside as Zhdanov controls his hands.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Zhdanov lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Panda backwards.
Zhdanov misses with a hook to the ribs.
Panda blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Panda is trying to maintain a safe position but Zhdanov gets an underhook and turns Panda into the ropes.#T2#
Zhdanov lands a nice knee to the body.
A short right from Zhdanov on the inside.
Zhdanov looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Zhdanov works on Panda's body with a couple of short punches.
Panda is breathing heavily.
Panda blocks a body shot from Zhdanov.
Zhdanov lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Zhdanov lands with a right to the head.
Zhdanov lands an elbow just above Panda 's eye.
Zhdanov lands with a right to the head.
A short left from Zhdanov.
Panda takes a knee to the side of the body.
Zhdanov lands a body shot.
Zhdanov lands a nice shot to the body.
Zhdanov lands a hook to the side of the head.
A body shot lands from Zhdanov.
Zhdanov lands with a short shot to the head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A battle for position here, against the ropes.
A nice right hand lands inside from Zhdanov.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Zhdanov lands an uppercut.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Roman Zhdanov dominated that round.
The cut man is working on KT Panda's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!#R2#
Zhdanov stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.#CL#
Panda moves into range and clinches up with Zhdanov.
Panda is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Zhdanov lands a shoulder strike.
Panda is stalling here.
Panda misses with some punches.
Zhdanov swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Zhdanov lands a damaging elbow.
Panda stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
With the fighters clinched against the ropes, Panda creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Zhdanov lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Panda backwards.
Panda stalls.
Zhdanov lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Panda backwards.
A short right from Zhdanov on the inside.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Zhdanov.
Panda taking a breather. #T1#
Zhdanov tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Panda's elbow.
Panda looking to stall.
Panda looking to slow down the pace here.
Panda taking a breather.
The ref breaks the fighters up, due to lack of action by KT Panda.
Zhdanov cracks Panda with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Zhdanov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Zhdanov looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Panda avoids the body shot from Zhdanov.
Zhdanov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Zhdanov looks to score with a jab to the body but Panda is just out of range.
Panda misses with a hook to the body
and Zhdanov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Zhdanov misses the shot to the body.
A swing and a miss from Panda.
Panda throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Panda swats away the attempt to clinch by Zhdanov.#T2#
Panda uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Zhdanov.
Zhdanov just misses with a punch to the body.
Roman Zhdanov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Panda looks to score with a jab to the body but Zhdanov is just out of range.
Zhdanov slips a jab from Panda.
Zhdanov blocks a jab.
Jab from Zhdanov.
Zhdanov blocks a jab.
Zhdanov connects with a nice looking jab.
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!
Zhdanov swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Panda shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Panda throws a nice inside leg kick.
Nice defenses there by Zhdanov.
Panda lands with a right hand.
Zhdanov throws a head kick that half lands.
Zhdanov lands a nice looking body shot.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Roman Zhdanov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on KT Panda's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!#R3#
Panda looks to throw the jab but Zhdanov is out of range.
KT Panda has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Panda throws a body kick that misses.
Zhdanov thuds his right hand into Panda's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Panda works the jab nicely.
Good leg kick by Zhdanov.
A big left from Zhdanov misses.
Panda showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Zhdanov.
Panda swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Panda slips under a jab.
Zhdanov misses the shot to the body.
Panda is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Zhdanov.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Zhdanov lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Panda slips under a jab from Zhdanov.
A looping hook to the body misses from Panda. Zhdanov does a little dance to reset his feet.
The crowd cheers as Zhdanov lands an impressive looking overhand right. Panda doesn't seem phased though.
Roman Zhdanov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.#T1#
A slapping leg kick lands for Zhdanov.
Zhdanov moves out of range as Panda strikes.
A punch lands to the side of Panda 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Panda takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
A looping hook to the body misses from Panda. Zhdanov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Panda walks into a stiff left hand from Zhdanov.
Panda looks to score with a jab to the body but Zhdanov is just out of range.
Panda doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.#CL2#
Zhdanov clinches up against the ropes.
Zhdanov blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Zhdanov blocking some punches.
Zhdanov creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Panda's defenses.
Panda struggles to land a body shot inside as Zhdanov controls his hands.
Panda blocking some punches.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Zhdanov as Panda tries to tie him up. #T2#
Panda tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Zhdanov scores with an uppercut up the middle.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A short body shot lands from Zhdanov as the two fighters clinch.
Panda looking to slow down the pace here.
Panda goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Panda working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Panda avoiding damage as Zhdanov throws knees to the body.
Panda tries a body shot but Zhdanov blocks it.
Panda misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Panda scores with a hook to the body.
A right handed body shot lands from Zhdanov.
Zhdanov scores with a hook to the body.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Zhdanov lands an uppercut.

And that's the end of the fight!
Roman Zhdanov comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Zhdanov has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Dean Styles scores the fight 27:30
Judge Franklyn Lucas scores the fight 27:30
Judge Columbo Gatti scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Roman Zhdanov!

 

Event: VKT HW Grand Prix - Last 8     
Date:   Dec 05, 2020
#R1#
Panda ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Faulk moves away.#CL#
Panda has Faulk up against the ropes in a clinch.
Faulk swings wildly with an uppercut but Panda uses good head movement to avoid it.
Panda throws a head punch that misses.
Faulk lands a right hand.
A short right from Panda on the inside.
Panda misses with a short punch on the inside.
Panda effectively controlling the action here.
Faulk lands with a short shot to the head.
Panda can't find room to land a body shot as Faulk controls the action.
A nice right hand lands inside from Faulk.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda controlling the action here for a moment.
Faulk lands with a light punch inside.
Faulk blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Faulk.
Faulk misses with a short punch on the inside. #T1#
Faulk gets through Panda's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Faulk is working Panda over against the ropes.
Panda is breathing heavily.
Faulk scores with a shoulder strike.
Faulk lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Panda backwards.
Faulk blocks a body shot from Panda.
Panda can't find room to land a body shot as Faulk controls the action.
Faulk struggles to land a body shot inside as Panda controls his hands.
Faulk lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Faulk has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Panda seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Faulk can turn it around.
Faulk lands a nice shot to the body.
Faulk lands a left hand.
Faulk lands a body shot in the clinch.
Faulk lands on the inside with an uppercut.
A shot in the inside from Faulk.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Faulk lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the ropes.
A short right from Faulk on the inside.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Faulk.
Faulk lands an uppercut.
Faulk lands with a short shot to the head.
Faulk lands a left hand.
Faulk lands a right hand that snaps the head of Panda backwards.
A short uppercut from Faulk. #ROC2#Panda is rocked!#T2#
Faulk lands a body punch.
Oh Panda is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
A right handed body shot lands from Faulk.
Panda seems to have got his legs back now.#BC2#
Faulk breaks the clinch.
Faulk misses with a hook. Panda ducked under it nicely.
Faulk throws a right hand that misses
and Panda counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Faulk throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Panda sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Faulk lands a body shot.
Faulk thuds his right hand into Panda's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Panda looks to throw a body kick
and Faulk counters with a straight right hand that connects right on the button, dropping Panda face first to the canvas! He's out! He's out cold! No need for a count here - this fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:35 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Kevin Faulk!
During a confident post fight interview, Kevin Faulk thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.

 

Event: VKT HWGP - 5th Place - 1st RD     
Date:   Nov 14, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Drogba takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
A telegraphed right hand from Drogba misses the target.
Drogba pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Panda listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Drogba throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
The fight stays on the outside here - Drogba looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Drogba tries to bum rush Panda with a series of wild strikes but Panda uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Drogba scores with a jab to the jaw.
Panda uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Drogba.
Drogba looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Drogba keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Jafari Drogba seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Drogba lands a right hook to the body.
Panda takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing. #CL2#
Panda moves into range and clinches up with Drogba.
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!
Panda pressing his opponent against the ropes.
Drogba misses with a hook to the ribs.
Drogba tries to throw a body punch but Panda avoids it by throwing Drogba back against the ropes.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Drogba.
Panda throws a punch but it's blocked by Drogba.
A hook to the body from Panda. #T1#
Panda cracks Drogba with a nice body shot.
Drogba is breathing heavily.
Panda taking a breather.
Panda stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Panda is struggling to control the position.
A nice right hand lands inside from Panda.
Panda doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A head punch on the inside from Drogba fails to land.
Panda has Drogba pressed against the ropes.
Drogba tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Panda.
Drogba wants to get back to striking at distance but Panda won't allow it.
Drogba lands a hook that snaps the head of Panda backwards.
Drogba blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Panda taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
A body shot lands from Drogba.
A nice left hand lands by Panda.
Drogba throws a punch but it's blocked by Panda.
Drogba lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Panda backwards.
Panda has a couple of punches blocked by Drogba. #T2#
Drogba wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Panda has him pressed against the ropes.
Panda has Drogba pressed against the ropes, preventing Drogba from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Drogba has a couple of punches blocked by Panda.
Drogba blocking some punches.
Panda lands a left hand that snaps the head of Drogba backwards.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Drogba working aggressively here.
Panda misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A shot in the inside from Drogba.
Panda trying to control the position but instead, Drogba has worked for underhooks and has pushed Panda into the ropes.
Panda blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Drogba pushes Panda back against the ropes and lands a hook to the side of the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Drogba.
Panda scores with a shoulder strike.
Panda looking to stall.
Panda goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Drogba misses with the head strike.
A bit of stalling here from Panda.
Panda cracks Drogba with a nice body shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Jafari Drogba 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#
The crowd cheers as Panda lands an impressive looking overhand right. Drogba doesn't seem phased though.
Panda connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Drogba momentarily.
Drogba wants to clinch up but Panda keeps it at a distance.
Drogba waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Panda.
Drogba keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Drogba loads up on a big right hand but Panda slips the punch.
Panda tries to counter with a clinch but Drogba shakes him off and moves away.
Panda keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Panda tries to counter with a clinch but Drogba shakes him off and moves away.
Drogba throws a lazy uppercut #CL2#
and Panda counters by clinching up.
Panda is leaning against Drogba and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Panda lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Drogba backwards.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Panda.
Drogba misses with the head strike.
Drogba fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Panda lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Panda stalling against the ropes.
Panda is working Drogba over against the ropes.
Panda creates a bit of space for himself and unleashed what can only be described as a tiger uppercut, straight out of Street Fighter! Drogba crashes to the mat! Can he make it back to his feet in time? 3,4,5,6... it doesn't look like he's going to make it! Drogba face plants back to the mat and the referee calls off the fight! Panda takes it with a brutal technical knockout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:59 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punch). KT Panda!

 

Event: VKT HW Grand Prix - Round 4 A     
Date:   Oct 03, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Johnston throws a quick inside leg kick.
Johnston throws a wild body kick that Panda sees coming a mile off.
Panda throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Panda darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Johnston takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Panda scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Johnston doesn't seem bothered though.
Panda throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A nice inside leg kick there by Johnston. That's going to slow Panda down.
Johnston throws a nice outside leg kick.
Panda buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Johnston tries a head kick but it misses.
Panda fails to land with a series of punches.
Panda is looking to land body kicks.
Johnston throws a body punch but Panda moves out of range.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Panda throws a looping overhand right but Johnston ducks down to avoid it.
Decent striking displayed by Panda there.#T1#
Panda throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Johnston throws a quick counter head kick but Panda was just out of range.
Panda throws a lazy right hand but Johnston sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Johnston lands a high kick!
Panda misses with a few strikes there.
Johnston walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Johnston paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Johnston. Panda shrugs it off though.
Panda chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Johnston can pounce on him. #CL2#
Johnston tries to keep at a distance but Panda has taken the fight into the clinch.
Johnston landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
Johnston is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the ropes.
Come on Panda - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Both fighters working to control the clinch. #T2#
A hook to the body from Panda.
Johnston is breathing heavily.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Panda effectively controlling the action here.
A battle for position here, against the ropes.
Johnston is looking to control Panda's arms but Panda gets an underhook and turns him. Now Johnston has his back to the ropes.
Panda scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Panda stalls.
Panda lands a right hand that snaps the head of Johnston backwards.
Panda slowing the pace effectively.
A right hook to the body lands for Panda.
Johnston's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Panda lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the ropes.
Panda is stalling here.
Johnston takes a shot to the head.
Panda lands a nice shot to the body.
Panda works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

KT Panda dominated that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.#R2#
Panda lands with a shot to the body.
John Johnston has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Panda misses with a body kick.
Panda avoids the head kick by Johnston.
Johnston lands a nice looking kick to the body. Panda takes a step back to recover.
Panda lands a body shot.
Panda misses the jab.
Panda has tried to improve his agility in the runup to this fight.
Johnston takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Nice cross by Panda.
Panda throws a right hand that misses
and Johnston counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A shot to the liver by Panda. Beautiful body shot.
Johnston steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Panda.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.#CL2#
The fight moves into the clinch position.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Panda lands a left hand. #T1#
Johnston looking to throw knees to the head but Panda is blocking nicely.
Panda throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
KT Panda seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Panda lands with a short shot to the head.
Panda is struggling to control the position.
Panda lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Panda lands a body punch in the clinch.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Panda.
Still in the clinch, Panda scores with a nice short uppercut.
Stalling in the clinch from Panda.
Panda slows down the pace here.
Panda blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Johnston using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Panda has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
A bit of stalling here from Panda.
Johnston misses with a knee to the head.
Panda is struggling to control the position.#T2#
Panda lands with a light punch inside.
Panda lands a body punch.
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!
Panda is pushing Johnston up against the ropes, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Panda lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Johnston backwards.
Panda lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Panda working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Panda taking a breather.
Panda works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Panda holding his opponent close, against the ropes.
A right hand to the body from Panda.
Panda lands a body shot in the clinch.
Panda lands a right hand that snaps the head of Johnston backwards.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Panda.
Panda lands a body shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

KT Panda showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!#R3#
Donk. Panda catches Johnston right on the button with a cross.
Johnston misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Panda throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Johnston counters with a nice uppercut. #CL2#
Panda forces Johnston back against the ropes and clinches.
Panda scores with a nice hook to the head.
Panda displaying some good clinch control by pressing Johnston up against the ropes.
Still in the clinch, Panda scores with a nice short uppercut.
Panda is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Panda takes a shot to the head.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A battle for position here, against the ropes.
A short right from Panda on the inside.
Panda lands a nice uppercut.
Johnston looking to stall.
Panda has been the more effective fighter overall so far.#T1#
Panda has Johnston pushed against the ropes.
The fighters are pressed against the ropes, as the pace of the fight slows.
Panda content to slow the pace in the clinch.
The crowd are getting on Panda's back here. They're not happy about his lack of aggression in the clinch.
Johnston tries to land knees in the clinch but Panda avoids the damage to the body.
Panda has Johnston pushed against the ropes.
The ref breaks the fighters up, due to lack of action by KT Panda.
Panda misses with a body shot.
Panda swings for the body but Johnston moves out of range.
Johnston throws a solid leg kick but Panda takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Johnston.
Panda keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Panda throws an overhand right that lands on Johnston's shoulder, as Johnston tries to avoid the shot.
Panda jabs at Johnston's body.
Johnston throws a hook but Panda blocks it.#T2#
Panda tries to land a body kick
and Johnston makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Johnston blocks a jab.
Panda lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Johnston at a distance.
Johnston misses with a hook #CL2#
and Panda moves into the clinch.
Panda lands with a short shot to the head.
KT Panda is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Johnston lands with a right to the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Johnston using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Panda has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Panda takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Panda blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Panda lands a left hand.
Johnston misses with a hook to the ribs.

And that's the end of the fight!
KT Panda comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Panda has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 27:30
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 27:30
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... KT Panda!

 

Event: VKT HW Grand Prix - Round 3 A     
Date:   Sep 12, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Panda takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
KT Panda seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Panda misses with an uppercut
and Hightower counters with a nice uppercut.
Hightower throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Panda stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Hightower has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Hightower misses with a straight left.
Hightower scores with a jab to the head.
Panda misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Panda takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Panda thows a left - swing and a miss!
Panda looks to throw a body kick
and Hightower counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Hightower moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Some wild striking there from Hightower.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hightower lands with a shot to the body. #T1##KD2#
Hightower lands with a right, followed by a left to the temple and Panda goes down! The ref sends Hightower to a neutral corner so he can begin the count. 3,4,5,6 and Panda is back to his feet. He seems a little groggy but the referee thinks he's OK to continue, so we're back to the action!#CUT2#It looks like KT Panda has been cut.
Both fighters step back and shake their arms out. Hightower engages and cracks Panda with a massive lead left hook - Panda tumbles to the floor, out cold! What a shot! Hightower is delighted - all that hard work in training paid off!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:14 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Jason Hightower!

 

Event: VKT HW Grand Prix - Round 2 A     
Date:   Aug 22, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Panda throws a poor cross that misses
and Diesel counters with a straight right hand.
Panda misses with a leg kick
and Diesel counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Panda has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Panda misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Diesel cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Good standup being displayed there by Diesel as he connects with a hook.
Panda misses with a body punch
and Diesel connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Panda misses with a hook
and Diesel cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Diesel bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A low kick from Panda is predictable there
and Diesel counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Panda throws a right hand that misses
and Diesel counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Panda tries to land a leg kick but Diesel saw it coming and moves away.
Diesel appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Panda throws the kick towards the body but Diesel avoids it.
It looked like Diesel was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Panda.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Panda gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Diesel counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.#T1#
Panda throws a poor cross that misses
enabling Diesel to counter with a crisp jab.
Panda swings away with a body shot that misses
and Diesel cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Diesel takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Diesel feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Panda throws a right hand that misses
and Diesel connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Panda connects with a single shot there.
Diesel looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Diesel scores with a jab. Panda acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Panda gets off balance looking for a body kick
letting Diesel counter with a right hand.
Panda misses with a jab to the body
and Diesel cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Panda uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Diesel.
Panda swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Diesel cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Panda throws a sloppy body shot
and Diesel counters with a lovely straight right hand!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A lazy body kick from Panda
and Panda takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles. #T2#
Panda throws a body shot but no joy.
Panda swings for the body but Diesel moves out of range.
KT Panda seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Diesel thuds a left hand into Panda's body.
Diesel is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Diesel throws a leg kick but Panda checks it.
A combination from Panda does no damage.
A counter left hand to the body from Diesel misses its target.
Panda misses with an uppercut
and Diesel counters with a straight right hand.
Panda ducks under a wild hook from Diesel.
Panda tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
A low kick from Panda is predictable there
and Diesel counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Panda misses with an uppercut.
Diesel blocks the body kick.
An attempted straight right counter from Diesel misses the target.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Quinn Diesel dominated that round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.#R2#
A low kick from Panda is predictable there
and Diesel counters with a nice uppercut.
Panda rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Diesel counters with a left to the body.
Panda misses with a wild body shot.
Panda uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Diesel.
Diesel ducks under a wild hook from Panda.
It looked like Diesel wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Panda misses with a hook. Diesel ducked under it nicely.
As Panda looks to move away, Diesel throws a big counter combo but Panda just gets out of the way.
Panda throws a lazy uppercut
and Diesel counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Panda throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Diesel counters with a lovely straight right hand!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diesel moves out of range of the body kick.
Diesel appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Panda wants to clinch
and Diesel counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
A jab from Panda misses. #T1#
Diesel goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Panda misses with a jab to the body
and Panda takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
A shot to the liver by Diesel. Beautiful body shot.
Diesel slips under a jab from Panda.
Diesel fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Panda manages to avoid it.
Panda tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Diesel was well out of range. Poor timing from Panda.
Panda misses with the body kick
and Diesel counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Panda thinking.
Panda moves away from the strike by Diesel.
Panda is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Diesel throws a shot from downtown. Panda moves away and avoids it.
Panda tries to counter with a clinch but Diesel shakes him off and moves away.
Panda throws a body punch but Diesel moves out of range.
Diesel dips down and scores with a jab to the body.#T2#
Panda swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Diesel counters with a straight right hand.
Diesel works Panda's body with a nice hook.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Panda 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 Diesel has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Diesel and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
It looked like Diesel wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Panda rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Diesel counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Panda dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Panda throws an off balance right hand
enabling Diesel to counter with a crisp jab.
Panda fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Diesel manages to avoid it.
Panda misses with a left hand
and Diesel counters with a nice uppercut.
Panda tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Diesel was well out of range. Poor timing from Panda.
Diesel looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Diesel uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Panda.
Panda tries to land a body kick
and Diesel connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Quinn Diesel dominated that second round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the ring so we can get back down to business. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!#R3#
Panda throws a lazy body kick
and Diesel counters with a lovely straight right hand!
KT Panda has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Panda throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Panda misses with a jab to the body
and Diesel counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Panda uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Diesel.
Diesel keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Panda uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Diesel.
A big left from Diesel misses.
Panda tries to counter by closing the distance.
Panda misses with a right hand
and Diesel counters with a right hand to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diesel dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Panda just misses with a punch to the body.
Panda misses with a low kick.
A quick step to the side and Diesel tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Diesel scores with a hook to the body. Panda takes a step back and tries to catch his breath. #T1#
Diesel fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Panda on the side of the head.
Diesel keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Panda gets off balance looking for a body kick
enabling Diesel to counter with a crisp jab.
Panda throws a lazy uppercut
and Diesel cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Panda throws an off balance right hand
and Diesel counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Panda throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Diesel makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Diesel avoids the body shot from Panda.
Diesel is looking for a counter combo.
Diesel lands with a straight right. Panda didn't see that one coming.
Diesel circles away from the clinch attempt
and Diesel cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Quinn Diesel is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.#T2#
Panda closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Panda throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Good work by Panda as he checks the leg kick.
Diesel takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Panda misses with a wild body shot.
Diesel is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Panda can do to turn this around?
Panda throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Diesel counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Panda scores with a decent looking hook.#CUT2#It looks like Quinn Diesel has been cut.
Panda misses with a lunging right hand
and Diesel counters with a stiff right hand.
Panda throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
As Panda looks to move away, Diesel throws a big counter combo but Panda just gets out of the way.
Panda throws a poor cross that misses
letting Diesel counter with a right hand.

And that's the end of the fight!
Quinn Diesel showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Diesel has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Steve Smith scores the fight 30:27
Judge Dillan Fox scores the fight 30:27
Judge Alec Ball scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Quinn Diesel!

Quinn Diesel thanked the fans post fight for their support.

 

Event: VKT HW Grand Prix - Round 1 A     
Date:   Aug 01, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Billingsly is pinned up against the ropes taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Panda catches Billingsly with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Billingsly misses with a looping right.
Billingsly throws out a loose jab but Panda uses good head movement to avoid it.
Billingsly throws a looping overhand right but Panda ducks down to avoid it.
Panda seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Billingsly slips under a jab.
Billingsly appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Panda throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Billingsly misses with a body shot.
Panda missing with a left hand there. Billingsly was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Panda scores with a hook.
Panda blocks a jab.
Panda takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Panda connects with the punch.
Panda is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Panda dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Billingsly. That did some damage!
Panda is looking to land body kicks.
Nice straight punches there by Panda. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Panda.
Panda lands the left hand.
Billingsly looks to land a left hand but Panda moved out of range nicely.#T1#
Billingsly throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Panda sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Panda misses with a lunging right hand
and Billingsly makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Panda fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Billingsly manages to avoid it.
Billingsly lands with a shot to the body.
Panda stalks Billingsly and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Billingsly's face. Billingsly staggers backwards, shaken.
Billingsly swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Billingsly scores with the left hand. Panda knows he should have avoided that one.
Panda punishes Billingsly's body with a nice straight punch.
Billingsly takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Billingsly throws a big shot that misses.
Panda swings for the body but Billingsly moves out of range.
Panda takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Billingsly misses with a telegraphed body shot #CL#
and Panda counters by moving into the clinch.
A left hand lands to the body for Billingsly.
Billingsly cracks Panda with a nice body shot.
Billingsly lands a shoulder strike.
Panda swings wildly with an uppercut but Billingsly uses good head movement to avoid it. #T2#
Billingsly tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Panda is trying to maintain a safe position but Billingsly gets an underhook and turns Panda into the ropes.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Billingsly as Panda tries to tie him up.
Panda is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Billingsly is keeping busy.
Panda takes a shot to the head.
Panda lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Panda misses with a short punch on the inside.
Panda is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Billingsly is keeping busy.
Billingsly is leaning against Panda and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Panda misses with a punch to the body.
Billingsly works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Panda is breathing heavily.
Billingsly goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Billingsly lands with a short punch from the clinch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Billingsly lands a left hand.
Panda misses with a hook to the ribs.
Billingsly misses with a punch on the inside.
Billingsly lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Panda backwards.
Panda blocks an uppercut.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that KT Panda will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.#R2#
Billingsly lands a slapping body shot.
Panda slips under a jab.
Panda misses with a wild body shot.
Billingsly fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Billingsly swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Panda lands a jab to Billingsly's midsection.
Panda moves away from the strike by Billingsly. #CL2#
Billingsly fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Panda, pushing him back against the ropes.
Panda is looking to control Billingsly's arms but Billingsly gets an underhook and turns him. Now Panda has his back to the ropes.
Billingsly misses with a punch to the body.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Billingsly.
Billingsly can't break the clinch.
Panda stalling in the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panda misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Panda lands a shoulder strike.
Billingsly misses with a body punch.
With the fighters clinched against the ropes, Panda creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Billingsly lands a hook to the side of the head.
Panda presses Billingsly against the ropes and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Panda is looking to control Billingsly's arms but Billingsly gets an underhook and turns him. Now Panda has his back to the ropes. #T1#
Panda wants to stall.
Billingsly can't find room to land a body shot as Panda controls the action.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Billingsly.
Panda keeps control of Billingsly as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Panda lands with a right to the head.
Billingsly tries to stall but Panda uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Billingsly misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Billingsly blocks a body shot from Panda.
Nice body punch from Panda - that landed with a thud.
Panda is trying to stall.
Billingsly throws a head punch that misses.
Panda tries to stall but Billingsly uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Panda looking to slow down the pace here.
Panda scores with a shoulder strike.
We've been informed that Billingsly has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.
A battle for position here, against the ropes.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Billingsly. #T2#
Billingsly struggles to land a body shot inside as Panda controls his hands.
Panda swings wildly with an uppercut but Billingsly uses good head movement to avoid it.
Billingsly lands a body punch.
Panda holding his opponent close, against the ropes.
A battle for position here, against the ropes.
The ref breaks the fighters up, due to lack of action by KT Panda.
Billingsly throws an overhand right that lands on Panda's shoulder, as Panda tries to avoid the shot. #CL#
Panda drives through and clinches with Billingsly against the ropes.
Billingsly working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Panda goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Billingsly working aggressively here.
Panda misses with the head strike.
Panda lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Panda prevents a body shot from Billingsly.
Panda blocks a punch to the side of the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Billingsly tries to break free but Panda pushes him back against the ropes.
Still in the clinch, Billingsly scores with a nice short uppercut.
Panda lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that KT Panda will probably get the nod.
That's time! Panda's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!#R3#
Billingsly tries to clinch up but Panda circles away and keeps his distance.
Billingsly is looking to clinch but Panda is avoiding it.
Panda is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Billingsly.
Panda fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Billingsly manages to avoid it.
Billingsly pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Panda scores with a jab to the jaw.
Billingsly scores with a one two! Panda had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Panda throws an ugly left hook that misses
letting Billingsly counter with a right hand.
Panda staying out of range there.
Panda tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Billingsly manages to circle out of the way.
Panda throws a front kick that sends Billingsly stumbling back into the ropes.
Panda misses with a wild body shot.
Billingsly doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Billingsly keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Billingsly throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Billingsly looks to land a right hand but Panda moved out of range.
Panda looks to land a right hand but Billingsly moved out of range.
Panda avoids the body shot from Billingsly.
Panda looks to score with a jab to the body but Billingsly is just out of range.
Chad Billingsly has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T1#
A decent looking cross lands there for Billingsly.
Panda avoids the body shot from Billingsly.
Billingsly scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Panda doesn't seem bothered though.
Billingsly dips to his left and cracks Panda with an uppercut!
Panda misses with a body punch
enabling Billingsly to counter with a crisp jab.
Billingsly looks to throw the jab but Panda is out of range.
Billingsly misses with a hook. Panda ducked under it nicely.
Billingsly throws a body shot but no joy.
Panda wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Panda throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Panda lands a jab to Billingsly's midsection.
Billingsly just misses with a punch to the body.
Panda cracks Billingsly with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Panda's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Billingsly connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Panda scrambles back to his feet.
Billingsly tries to close the distance and clinch up but Panda swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Billingsly tries to clinch up but Panda circles away and keeps his distance.#T2#
This has been an exciting period of action!
Billingsly avoids a kick to the body.
Panda avoids the head kick by Billingsly.
Billingsly scores with a shot to the body.
Panda walks into a straight right hand from Billingsly.
Panda keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Billingsly.
KT Panda is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Billingsly misses with a head kick.
Billingsly takes a swing at Panda's ribcage but misses.
Chad Billingsly seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Nice shot by Panda.
Billingsly throws a body shot but no joy.
Panda throws a body shot but no joy.
Billingsly tries to clinch up.
Panda is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Billingsly.
Panda tries to clinch up.
It seemed like Billingsly was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Panda keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Billingsly.
Panda wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Billingsly just misses with a punch to the body.
Panda keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

And that's the end of the fight!
Chad Billingsly comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Panda has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge William Peck scores the fight 29:28
Judge Yves DeLean scores the fight 29:28
Judge Elvis Blanc scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... KT Panda!

 

 
 
 
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