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Event: BLAZE 22 - ALLU VS SLAISSI     
Date:   Apr 08, 2021
#R1#
Good exchange - Hawk coming out on top.
Hawk scores with a jab to the body.
Decent striking displayed by Hawk there.
Hawk looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Hawk lands with an overhand left.
Hawk uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Luciano.
Hawk dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Hawk misses with a left hand
and Luciano counters with a slapping leg kick.
Hawk throws an overhand right that lands on Luciano's shoulder, as Luciano tries to avoid the shot.
Hawk cracks Luciano with an open hand slap.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Luciano blocks a jab.
Luciano is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Hawk throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Luciano plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
A swing and a miss from Hawk.
Hawk throws a head kick that misses
letting Luciano counter with a right hand.
Hawk throws an off balance right hand
and Luciano counters with a straight right hand.
Hawk scores with a jab.#T1#
Hawk pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
An attempted straight right counter from Luciano misses the target.
Hawk thows a left - swing and a miss!
It looked like Luciano wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Luciano moves out of range as Hawk strikes.
Hawk misses with a hook
and Luciano counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Luciano avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hawk. Luciano does a little dance to reset his feet.
It looked like Luciano was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Hawk.
Hawk's corner calls for a 1-2. Hawk obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Luciano keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Hawk.
Luciano swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
A head kick misses from Hawk.
Hawk throws a looping overhand right but Luciano ducks down to avoid it.
Luciano was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Hawk throws a hook to the side of Luciano's head but Luciano sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Hawk throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Luciano counters with a thumping low kick.
Hawk throws a left and a right that both miss
and Luciano counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Hawk misses with a right hand
and Luciano counters with a lovely straight right hand!#T2#
This has been an exciting period of action!
Luciano connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Luciano bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Good shot there by Luciano.#ROC#Hawk is rocked!
Hawk jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Hawk is still on wobbly legs! Can Luciano finish him?
I'm just looking down at my notes here and I see that.... oh! Luciano has cracked Hawk with a big right, followed by a left! He's out on his feet! Luciano lands another huge swinging hook and Hawk tumbles to the canvas! The ref dives in to save Hawk, before Luciano can land any more shots!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:22 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Ray Luciano!
Our winner, Ray Luciano, 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: DFN 8: High Roller GP Finals     
Date:   Oct 10, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Luciano throws a push kick but Zola slaps the foot to one side.
Luciano throws a lazy right hand but Zola sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Zola connects with a single shot there.
Zola lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Luciano at a distance.
Luciano misses with a body kick.
Zola walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Luciano ducks under a wild hook from Zola.
Luciano misses with a straight right.
Zola takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Zola misses the jab.
Zola scores with a body shot.
Both fighters circling a little - Luciano finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Zola throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Luciano sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Luciano misses with a hook.
Luciano pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Zola back to the ropes. Luciano follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Luciano misses with a hook. Zola ducked under it nicely.
Zola misses with a straight left.
Luciano swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Nice body kick there by Luciano.
Zola uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Luciano.
Zola jabs Luciano right on the nose. Luciano blinks but takes it well.
Zola takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Zola throws out a token jab with nothing on it.#T1#
Luciano misses with a straight right.
Zola throws a big shot that misses.
Luciano lands a slapping body shot.
Zola has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Nice shot by Zola.
Luciano throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Luciano misses with a body shot.
Luciano throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Zola walks into a stiff left hand from Luciano.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Luciano tries to land a front kick but Zola steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
It seemed like Zola was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
A jab from Zola misses.
Luciano scores with a jab. Zola acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Zola throws a lazy right hand but Luciano sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Luciano quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Luciano throws a low kick, looking for Zola's leg but Zola calmly moves out of range.
A nice leg kick from Luciano, right into the meat of the thigh.
A big right from Luciano misses.
Zola swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Luciano misses with a body shot.
Zola moves out of range of the strikes.
Luciano uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Zola.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Luciano throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Zola lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.#T2#
Zola closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Zola slips under a jab from Luciano.
A countering left hand to the body from Zola misses.
Zola looks to land a left hand but Luciano moved out of range nicely.
Zola lands with a good body shot.
A swing and a miss from Zola.
Luciano throws a hook to the side of Zola's head but Zola sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Luciano lands with a cross.
Good work by Zola as he checks the leg kick.
Luciano scores with a jab to the body.
Luciano uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Zola.
Luciano jabs at Zola's body.
Luciano misses with a straight right.
Luciano throws a quick inside leg kick.
Luciano connects with the punch.
Luciano slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Luciano steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Zola.
Zola ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Luciano moves away.
Luciano looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Luciano uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Zola.
Zola lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Luciano at a distance.
Bombo Zola seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Luciano swings for the body but Zola moves out of range.
Zola swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.#T3#
Zola misses with the combination.
Luciano misses with a kick to the body.
Zola connects with a body shot.
Zola swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Luciano takes a swing at Zola's ribcage but misses.
It seemed like Zola was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Zola defending well as Luciano loads up on a big left hand.
Luciano avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Zola misses with a straight right.
Luciano throws a leg kick that misses.
Luciano is looking light on his feet compared to last time was saw him fight.
Luciano misses with a body shot.
A swing and a miss from Zola.
Zola misses with a wild body shot.
A punch combination from Zola misses.
Luciano lands with an uppercut that bounces Zola off the ropes and back into range.
Luciano looks to land a right hand but Zola moved out of range.
Luciano throws an overhand right that lands on Zola's shoulder, as Zola tries to avoid the shot.
Zola throws the left hand but Luciano avoids the punch easily.
Luciano tries a low kick but Zola avoids it.
A big right from Luciano misses. #T4#
Zola gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Zola lands with an overhand left.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Zola swings for the body but Luciano moves out of range.
A quick step to the side and Luciano tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Luciano misses with a hook. Zola ducked under it nicely.
A little jabbing left from Zola on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Luciano slips a jab from Zola.
Luciano is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Luciano pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Luciano misses with a looping left.
A swing and a miss from Zola.
Zola misses with a wild body shot.
A little feinted left hand from Luciano on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Zola throws a body punch but Luciano moves out of range.
Zola bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Luciano lands with a nice body kick.
Zola misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Luciano.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Luciano lands a jab-cross combination.
Luciano uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Zola.
Luciano lands a body shot.
Luciano missing with a left hand there. Zola was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Zola throws a lazy right hand but Luciano sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Luciano is looking to counter punch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ray Luciano dominated that round.
That's time! Luciano's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.#R2#
Luciano misses with a leg kick
and Zola counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Zola throws a jab when Luciano was well out of range.
Luciano uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Zola.
A counter left hand to the body from Luciano misses its target.
Luciano goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Zola uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Luciano.
Luciano tries to land a front kick but Zola steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Zola ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Luciano scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Zola swings and misses with a hook to the body.
It looked like Luciano wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Zola ducks under a wild hook from Luciano.
Luciano misses with a straight left.
Zola fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
A swing and a miss from Luciano.
Luciano takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Zola keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Zola thows a left - swing and a miss!
Luciano swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Zola comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Zola swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Luciano feints and then cracks Zola's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Zola down.
Zola on the wrong end of a nice jab.#T1#
Zola throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Zola misses with a looping left.
Luciano cracks Zola with a right hand to the side of the head.
Zola connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Zola blocks the body kick.
Zola waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Luciano.
Zola ducks under a wild hook from Luciano.
Luciano is looking to score with low kicks.
Ray Luciano is winning the standup battle so far.
Luciano with a jab.
Luciano scores with a kick to the midsection.
Zola gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Luciano.
Luciano swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Zola throws a big shot that misses.
Luciano takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Luciano throws a looping overhand right but Zola ducks down to avoid it.
Luciano throws a jab but it's blocked by Zola.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Luciano is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Zola.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Luciano throws an overhand right that lands on Zola's shoulder, as Zola tries to avoid the shot.
Luciano moves away from the strike by Zola. #T2#
Luciano ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Luciano uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Zola.
Luciano is looking to counter punch.
Luciano throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Zola looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Luciano thumps Zola with a low kick.
Luciano misses with a body kick.
A big left from Zola misses.
Zola staying out of range there.
Luciano ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Luciano uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Zola.
Luciano swings for the body but Zola moves out of range.
Luciano uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Zola.
Luciano takes a shot right to the bread basket.
A swing and a miss from Zola.
Luciano fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Zola manages to avoid it.
Zola comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Zola throws a looping overhand right but Luciano ducks down to avoid it.
It looked like Luciano was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Zola.
Zola uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Luciano.
Luciano misses with a looping left.
Luciano throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.#T3#
Luciano throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Zola looks to throw the jab but Luciano is out of range.
Luciano throwing a counter right hand but Zola manages to avoid it.
Zola uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Luciano.
Zola just misses with a punch to the body.
Zola lands a nice hook to Luciano's body. Luciano takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Luciano misses with a body kick.
Zola throws an overhand right that lands on Luciano's shoulder, as Luciano tries to avoid the shot.
Zola comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Zola checks a leg kick.
Zola is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Luciano.
A slow jab from Zola misses its intended target.
Zola moves away from the strike by Luciano.
Zola stuns Luciano with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Luciano uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Zola.
Zola throws a jab when Luciano was well out of range.
Zola slips a straight right by Luciano.
Luciano throws a looping overhand right but Zola ducks down to avoid it.
Luciano lands the left hand.
Zola swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.#T4#
Zola on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Zola looks to throw the jab but Luciano is out of range.
Luciano connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Zola ducks under a wild hook from Luciano.
Luciano stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Zola throws a hook to the side of Luciano's head but Luciano sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A little feinted left hand from Luciano on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Luciano showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Zola.
Luciano waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Zola.
Luciano lands a leg kick that knocks Zola off balance momentarily.
Luciano slips a straight right by Zola.
Luciano blocks a jab.
Luciano slips a straight right by Zola.
Zola lunges at Luciano with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Luciano's hand.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Zola misses with a looping left.
Luciano ducks under a wild hook from Zola.
Luciano cracks Zola with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the ropes.
Luciano slips a jab from Zola.
Luciano is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Zola.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Bombo Zola will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!#R3#
Zola throws a jab when Luciano was well out of range.
Luciano misses with a kick to the body.
Nice shot by Luciano.
Luciano tries to land a front kick but Zola steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Luciano swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Zola digs a good hook to Luciano's body.
Luciano connects with a good right hand that stumbles Zola. Zola circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Zola ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Luciano moves away.
Zola throws the left hand but Luciano avoids the punch easily.
Luciano dodges the punch combination from Zola.
Zola misses with a looping left.
Luciano ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Zola moves away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A right-left combo lands from Zola.
Luciano lands a nice shot that snaps Zola's head back.
Zola connects with a body shot that sends Luciano's belly button to the back.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Luciano throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Luciano looks to land a right hand but Zola moved out of range.
Zola misses with a hook.#T1#
Zola takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Zola scores with a body shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Luciano. Zola does a little dance to reset his feet.
Zola is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Luciano with a body shot.
Zola throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Zola looks to land a left hand but Luciano moved out of range nicely.
Luciano misses the shot to the body.
Zola misses with a body shot.
Zola takes a swing at Luciano's ribcage but misses.
Luciano cracks Zola with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Zola swings widly with a right hand
and Luciano counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Luciano's jab looks to have found its range, popping Zola under the eye.
Luciano tries to work over Zola's front leg with a kick but Zola checks it.
Zola connects with a body shot.
Luciano misses with a low kick as Zola jumps back.
Zola swings for the body but Luciano moves out of range.
Luciano throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Zola thows a left - swing and a miss!
Luciano throws a chopping leg kick but Zola manages to avoid taking any serious damage.#T2#
Luciano lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Zola throws a hook to the side of Luciano's head but Luciano sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
An attempted straight right counter from Luciano misses the target.
Luciano smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Zola slips a straight right by Luciano.
Zola misses the shot to the body.
A slapping body kick lands there for Luciano.
Luciano connects with a jab.
Zola misses the jab.
Luciano misses with a low kick.
Luciano throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Zola sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Zola misses with a wild body shot.
A telegraphed right hand from Luciano misses the target.
Some bone on bone action there as Zola checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Luciano throws out a loose jab but Zola uses good head movement to avoid it.
Luciano with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Luciano is looking to chop away at Zola's legs.
Luciano ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Zola moves away.
Zola looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Luciano fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Zola checks it well.
Zola misses with a looping left.#T3#
Zola misses with a straight left.
Zola throws out a loose jab but Luciano uses good head movement to avoid it.
Luciano throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Luciano walks into a jab.
Luciano throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Zola sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Luciano scores with a body shot.
Zola has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Luciano misses with a body kick.
Luciano will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Zola misses with a jab to the body
and Luciano counters with a right hand to the body.
A big left from Zola misses.
Luciano slips under a jab from Zola.
A looping hook to the body misses from Luciano. Zola does a little dance to reset his feet.
Luciano misses with a body kick.
Luciano throws a hook to the side of Zola's head but Zola sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Zola thows a left - swing and a miss!
Zola misses with a looping right.
Luciano stuns Zola with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Luciano tests Zola's chin there with a solid looking shot.#T4#
Luciano misses the shot to the body.
Luciano fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Zola misses with an uppercut.
Zola misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Zola throws an off balance right hand
and Luciano counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Luciano misses with a kick to the body.
Zola slips under a jab from Luciano.
Luciano throws the kick towards the body but Zola avoids it.
A swing and a miss from Zola.
Luciano misses with a straight left.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Zola, as that shot connected.
Luciano slips under a jab.
Luciano lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Zola moves out of range of the body kick from Luciano.
Zola slips under a jab from Luciano.
A little jabbing left from Zola on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Zola checks a leg kick.
Zola keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Luciano misses with a looping left.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ray Luciano clearly takes that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!#R4#
Luciano works the jab nicely.
Luciano moves away from the strike by Zola.
Luciano misses the shot to the body.
Zola walks into a jab.
Luciano swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Luciano throws a leg kick but Zola sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Zola ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Luciano moves away.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Zola crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Luciano - the referee stops the clock and Zola gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Luciano. Zola manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Zola connects with a body shot that sends Luciano's belly button to the back.
Zola moves out of range of the body kick.
A nice side step and Zola releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Luciano avoids the body shot from Zola.
Zola blocks a jab.
A cross from Zola lands.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Zola misses the jab.
Zola misses with a hook. Luciano ducked under it nicely.
Zola steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Luciano.
A punch combination from Luciano misses.
A cross from Luciano lands.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Zola gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.#T1#
Luciano swings for the body but Zola moves out of range.
Zola lands with a good body shot.
Zola misses the jab.
Luciano misses with a body kick.
Zola misses the shot to the body.
Luciano throws a jab but it's blocked by Zola.
Zola misses with a double jab.
Zola fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Luciano manages to avoid it.
Zola throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Zola misses the shot to the body.
As Zola backs away, Luciano returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
The fighters circling - Zola throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Luciano moves out of range as Zola strikes.
As Zola backs away, Luciano returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Zola uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Luciano.
Luciano throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Zola defending well as Luciano loads up on a big left hand.
Luciano uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Zola.
Zola throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A combination from Zola does no damage. #T2#
Zola misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Luciano.
Luciano lands with a cross.
Luciano slips under a jab.
Luciano avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Luciano misses with a hook.
Luciano looks to land a body kick but Zola moved away.
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!
Zola loads up on a big right hand but Luciano slips the punch.
Zola's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Zola misses with an uppercut. Luciano saw that one coming.
Luciano tried to score with a low kick but Zola checks it.
Luciano tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Zola is able to avoid easily.
Zola let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Luciano will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Luciano moves away from the strike by Zola.
Zola is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Luciano.
Zola avoids the body shot from Luciano.
Zola avoids a kick to the body.
Luciano tests Zola's chin there with a solid looking shot.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Zola checks a leg kick. #T3#
Luciano scores with a nice strike.
Luciano looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Luciano feints and then cracks Zola's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Zola down.
Zola throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Luciano looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Luciano steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Zola.
Zola throws a jab but it's blocked by Luciano.
Luciano takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Zola throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Zola has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Luciano.
Zola slips a straight right by Luciano.
Zola misses with an uppercut.
Luciano lands with a cross.
Zola slips under a jab.
Zola ducks under a wild hook from Luciano.
A looping hook to the body misses from Zola. Luciano does a little dance to reset his feet.
Zola blocks a leg kick.
Luciano misses with a body kick.
Luciano takes one on the button.#T4#
Luciano keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Zola.
Zola defending well as Luciano loads up on a big left hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Zola ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Luciano moves away.
Luciano quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Zola uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Luciano.
A big left from Zola misses.
Zola throws a shot from downtown. Luciano moves away and avoids it.
Zola swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Zola throws a body punch but Luciano moves out of range.
Luciano lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Zola at a distance.
Zola walks into a left hand.
Luciano slips under a jab.
Luciano throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Zola swinging wildly here.
Zola moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Zola misses the jab.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Ray Luciano will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! And we move into the final round!#R5#
Luciano throws a hook to the side of Zola's head but Zola sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Luciano looks to score with a jab to the body but Zola is just out of range.
Zola is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Luciano with a body shot.
Zola swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Luciano counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Luciano throws a shot to the body.
Some wild striking there from Zola.
Luciano displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Zola throws out the jab.
A jab lands there for Luciano.
Zola ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
A swing and a miss from Zola.
Luciano takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Luciano throws a body punch but Zola moves out of range.
A countering left hand to the body from Zola misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Zola misses with a wild body shot.
Luciano misses with a low kick.
A solid body kick from Luciano.
A looping hook to the body misses from Zola. Luciano does a little dance to reset his feet.
A little feinted left hand from Luciano on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Luciano's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Zola connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Luciano scrambles back to his feet.
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!
Luciano looks to land a right hand but Zola moved out of range.#T1#
Zola misses with a looping right.
Zola misses with a few strikes there.
Luciano misses with a wild body shot.
Luciano takes a swing at Zola's ribcage but misses.
Luciano buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Luciano misses with a wild body shot.
A nice side step and Zola releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Luciano staying out of range there.
Zola takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Luciano attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Zola takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Zola scores with a body shot.
Luciano misses with a hook.
Luciano fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Zola blocks a jab.
Luciano moves out of range of the strikes.
Nice body punch from Zola.
Luciano tries to land a leg kick but Zola saw it coming and moves away. #T2#
Luciano attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Luciano darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Luciano goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Luciano throws a hook but Zola avoids it easily.
A nice side step and Zola releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Luciano throws a half hearted mid kick.
Zola lands with a good body shot.
Zola moves out of range of the strikes.
Luciano ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Zola moves away.
Zola looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Zola misses with an uppercut.
Zola throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Luciano counters with a good low kick that Zola was not able to check.
Nice defenses there by Zola.
Luciano bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Nice defenses there by Zola.
Luciano throws a leg kick but Zola sees it coming and moves out of range.
A telegraphed right hand from Zola misses the target.
Zola misses with a looping right.
Zola moves out of range of the strikes.
Zola throws a body punch but Luciano moves out of range. #T3#
Zola dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Luciano tries to land a front kick but Zola steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Zola misses the shot to the body.
Zola takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Luciano misses with a wild body shot.
Luciano scores with a nice strike.
Luciano throws a body shot but no joy.
Luciano slips a jab from Zola.
Zola swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Zola blocks a leg kick.
Luciano throws an overhand right that lands on Zola's shoulder, as Zola tries to avoid the shot.
Zola throws out a loose jab but Luciano uses good head movement to avoid it.
A counter left hand to the body from Luciano misses its target.
Luciano avoids the body shot from Zola.
Zola throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Luciano uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Zola.
Luciano misses the jab.
Zola ducks under a wild hook from Luciano.#T4#
Zola ducks under a wild hook from Luciano.
Zola scores with a punch to the head.
Luciano ducks under a wild hook from Zola.
Zola tests Luciano's chin there with a solid looking shot.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Zola throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Luciano.
Zola takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Luciano throws a wild body kick that Zola sees coming a mile off.
Luciano misses with a wild body shot.
Luciano misses with an uppercut. Zola saw that one coming.
Luciano works Zola's body with a nice hook.
Luciano defending well as Zola loads up on a big left hand.
Bombo Zola has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Luciano avoids the body shot from Zola.
Luciano throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Zola takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Luciano throws a leg kick which misses Zola's front leg but catches the back leg as Zola tries to avoid it.
Zola misses with a series of wild punches.

And that's the end of the fight!
Ray Luciano showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Luciano 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 for Ray Luciano!
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight for Ray Luciano!
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight for Ray Luciano!

Ray Luciano wins by unanimous decision!

Ray Luciano is the new middleweight champion!
A relieved looking Ray Luciano thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

Event: DFN 7: High Roller GP SF     
Date:   Sep 19, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Kukuladze crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Luciano - the referee stops the clock and Kukuladze gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Luciano. Kukuladze manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Luciano with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Kukuladze to score with a decent uppercut.
Luciano thows a body kick. Kukuladze tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Luciano keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Kukuladze.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Luciano uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Kukuladze.
Luciano misses with an attempted mid kick.
Luciano lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Luciano throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Kukuladze defending well as Luciano loads up on a big left hand. #CL#
Kukuladze moves into the clinch.
Luciano tries to throw a body punch but Kukuladze avoids it by throwing Luciano back against the ropes.
Kukuladze goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Luciano tries a body shot but Kukuladze blocks it.
Kukuladze lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Luciano lands a body punch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!#TD2#
Luciano ties up his opponent against the ropes and manages to drag the fight down to the ground. Luciano no doubt will be looking to work submissions from his guard. #SUB2#
Luciano has an active guard here but Kukuladze has managed to pass into half guard. #SUB2#
Luciano actively working from the bottom here.#T1##SUB2#
Luciano looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Luciano trying to hold on to Kukuladze's head to control him but Kukuladze postures up.
Kukuladze controlling the pace. #SUB2#
Luciano is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Kukuladze pulls his head out easily. #SUB2#
Luciano looking for submissions off his back.#SUB2#
Luciano looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.#T2#
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Kukuladze looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Kukuladze looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Kukuladze is taking a breather. Luciano says something to him but it's hard to make out. Perhaps he's telling him to get on with it and actually do something.
Kukuladze tries to pass to full mount but Luciano defends it.
Kukuladze performing his best blanket impression for a moment. #T3##SUB2#
Luciano looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Kukuladze content to control rather than advance. #REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Luciano misses with a kick to the body
and Kukuladze counters with a nice uppercut.
Luciano lands a right hook to the body.
Luciano has tried to improve his agility in the runup to this fight.
The fighters circling - Luciano throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Kukuladze appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Kukuladze scores with a jab to the body.
Luciano moves out of range of the strikes.
Kukuladze tries to close the distance and clinch up but Luciano swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Kukuladze misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Luciano. #T4#
Luciano throws a nice outside leg kick.
Luciano looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Luciano takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Kukuladze ducks under a wild hook from Luciano.
Luciano pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Luciano tries to land a front kick but Kukuladze steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Luciano ducks under a wild hook from Kukuladze.
Kukuladze definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Luciano connects with a solid leg kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Luciano throws a leg kick but Kukuladze sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Kukuladze doesn't manage to clinch there - Luciano circles away.
Luciano throws a hook but Kukuladze blocks it.
Kukuladze waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Luciano.
Good leg kick by Luciano.
Luciano tries to land a front kick but Kukuladze steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Kukuladze wants to clinch but Luciano slips to the side
and Luciano counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Kukuladze thinking.
Luciano swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Kukuladze was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Luciano ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Kukuladze connects with a looping right hand.
Luciano swats away the attempt to clinch by Kukuladze.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ray Luciano dominated that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.#R2#
Luciano lands with a good body shot.
Luciano throws a chopping leg kick but Kukuladze manages to avoid taking any serious damage.#CL#
Kukuladze drives through and clinches with Luciano against the ropes.
Luciano misses with a hook to the ribs.
Luciano blocking some punches.
Luciano lands a shot to the body.
Kukuladze tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked. #TD2#
Luciano has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Kukuladze uses from the top position.
Luciano not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Kukuladze stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Luciano swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Kukuladze controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#SUB2#
Luciano has an active guard here but Kukuladze has managed to pass into half guard.
Luciano trying to control here. #T1#
Kukuladze controlling the action here.
Luciano gets back to full guard.
Kukuladze is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions. #SUB2#
Luciano working for submissions but it's allowed Kukuladze to get to half guard.
Kukuladze prevents Luciano from improving his position.#T2#
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Luciano has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Kukuladze is working away from the top position though.#SUB2#
Luciano looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Jizm Kukuladze has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#SUB2#
Luciano looking for submissions from an awkward position here.#SUB2#
Luciano looking for submissions from an awkward position here.#SUB2#
Luciano looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.#T3#
Kukuladze keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Kukuladze is looking to advance position but Luciano won't allow it.
Luciano trying to hold on to Kukuladze's head to control him but Kukuladze postures up. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Kukuladze slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Luciano swats away the attempt to clinch by Kukuladze.
Luciano moves out of range as Kukuladze strikes.
Luciano cracks Kukuladze with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Kukuladze lands a nice shot that snaps Luciano's head back. #T4#
Luciano connects with a right hand. Kukuladze shakes it off.
Luciano lands with a hook. Kukuladze tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Kukuladze tries to clinch there but Luciano circles away.
Kukuladze moves in looking to clinch but Luciano pushes him off.
Kukuladze is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Kukuladze takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Luciano pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Luciano tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Kukuladze swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Kukuladze connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Luciano's hands.
Luciano throws a hook to the side of Kukuladze's head but Kukuladze sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Luciano lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Luciano moves out of range of the strikes.
Luciano replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Kukuladze blocks it well.
Kukuladze moves away from the strike by Luciano.
Luciano comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Kukuladze closes the distance but Luciano moves to the side
and Luciano counters with a good low kick that Kukuladze was not able to check.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Kukuladze with a jab.
Kukuladze throws a shot from downtown. Luciano moves away and avoids it.
Nice body kick from Luciano.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ray Luciano showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!#R3#
Kukuladze is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Luciano steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kukuladze.
Kukuladze tries to close the distance and clinch up against the ropes but Luciano paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Kukuladze misses with a left hand
and Luciano counters with a left to the body.
Kukuladze tries to close the distance and clinch up but Luciano swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Luciano works Kukuladze's body with a nice hook.
Luciano with a nice calf kick.
Kukuladze moves out of range of the leg kick from Luciano.
Luciano takes one on the button.
Kukuladze lands with a right hand.
Luciano misses with a kick to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kukuladze is looking to clinch.
Luciano throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Luciano lands with a cross.
Kukuladze takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Kukuladze misses with a body punch
and Luciano counters with a stiff right hand.
Kukuladze has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Luciano.#T1#
Luciano waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Kukuladze.
Kukuladze avoids the body shot from Luciano.
Luciano delivers a nice body kick.
Kukuladze tries to close the distance and clinch up against the ropes but Luciano paws at him with a jab and circles away.
It seemed like Luciano was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
A nice leg kick lands there from Luciano.
Kukuladze slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Ray Luciano seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Kukuladze tries to close the distance and clinch up against the ropes but Luciano paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Luciano is trying to counter with his kicks.
Kukuladze dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Luciano throws a jab when Kukuladze was well out of range.
Kukuladze fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Luciano manages to avoid it.
Kukuladze misses with a body shot.
Kukuladze throws a right hand that misses
and Luciano finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Kukuladze sizes up Luciano with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Luciano lands with an overhand left.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Luciano cracks a nice hook into Kukuladze's ribs.
Kukuladze keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Luciano slips under a jab from Kukuladze.#T2#
Kukuladze doesn't manage to clinch there - Luciano circles away.
Kukuladze 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.
Kukuladze tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Kukuladze throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Luciano connects with a solid leg kick.
Kukuladze throws a sloppy body shot
and Luciano counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Kukuladze lands with a nice body punch.
Luciano lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Kukuladze misses with a hook.#CL#
Kukuladze moves into the clinch successfully.
Kukuladze has a couple of punches blocked by Luciano.
Luciano lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Luciano goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Luciano tries to pull guard but Kukuladze won't allow it. #TD2#
Luciano gets control of Kukuladze's arms and successfully pulls guard. Luciano will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.
Kukuladze postures up.
Luciano takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.#T3##SUB2#
Luciano working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Kukuladze doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Kukuladze manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Kukuladze wants to stand but Luciano is controlling his posture from full guard.
Kukuladze has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.#SUB2#
Luciano escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Kukuladze gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance. #SUB2#
Luciano has an omoplata and is looking to use it perhaps as a submission or perhaps to transition. Kukuladze is in a bit of discomfort here, but he's managed to free himself and has dived into side control! That didn't work out too well for Luciano.
Kukuladze tries to get to his feet but he's trapped momentarily. #T4#
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.#SUB#
Kukuladze tries for a kimura but Luciano is defending well.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Luciano can do anything to dispel that myth.
A lull in the action here.
Luciano struggling a bit here.

And that's the end of the fight!
Ray Luciano comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Luciano 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 James Atkins scores the fight for Ray Luciano!
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight for Ray Luciano!
Judge James Glass scores the fight for Ray Luciano!

Ray Luciano wins by unanimous decision!

Ray Luciano seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.

 

Event: DFN 5: High Roller GP Q-Finals     
Date:   Aug 21, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
The fight stays on the outside here - Albescu looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Luciano walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Albescu tries to close the distance and clinch but Luciano swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Albescu wants to clinch up but Luciano keeps it at a distance.
Luciano definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Albescu tries to clinch up but Luciano circles away and keeps his distance.
Albescu tries to clinch up against the ropes, rushing in to close the distance. Luciano manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Albescu looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
The fight stays on the outside here - Albescu looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Luciano swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luciano scores with a jab to the head.
A swing and a miss from Luciano.
Albescu takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Nice defenses there by Albescu.#T1#
Luciano swings for the body but Albescu moves out of range. #CL#
Luciano closes the distance and pushes Albescu back into the ropes.
Still in the clinch, Luciano scores with a nice short uppercut.
Luciano tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Albescu's elbow.
Luciano throws a punch but it's blocked by Albescu.
Albescu misses with the head strike.
Luciano misses with a punch to the body.
Luciano scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Albescu working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Albescu tries to work over Luciano's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Luciano throws a punch but it's blocked by Albescu.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Albescu.
Luciano fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Luciano throws a head punch that misses.
Luciano tries a body shot but Albescu blocks it.
Albescu tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Luciano swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Luciano scores with a shoulder strike. #T2#
Albescu can't find room to land a body shot as Luciano controls the action.
Luciano blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Albescu tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Luciano prevents a body shot from Albescu.
Albescu working aggressively here.
Luciano lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Albescu backwards.
Luciano swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A nice left hand lands by Luciano.
Luciano gets through Albescu's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Luciano swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Luciano.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Luciano.
Albescu is leaning against Luciano and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Luciano misses with a body punch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Albescu.
Luciano blocking some punches.
Albescu working aggressively here.
Luciano working aggressively here.
Luciano misses with a short punch on the inside. #T3#
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Luciano.
Luciano tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Luciano blocks a body shot from Albescu.
Albescu takes a shot to the head.
Luciano scores with a shoulder strike.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Albescu.
Albescu struggles to land a body shot inside as Luciano controls his hands.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Albescu.
Albescu misses with some punches.
Albescu misses with a hook from the clinch.
Albescu misses with a short punch on the inside.
Albescu blocking some punches.
Nice body punch from Albescu - that landed with a thud.
Luciano lands a right hand that snaps the head of Albescu backwards.
With the fighters clinched against the ropes, Luciano creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Luciano tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Luciano swings wildly with an uppercut but Albescu uses good head movement to avoid it.
Albescu misses with a short punch on the inside. #T4#
A right hook to the body lands for Luciano.
A short right from Luciano.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Luciano misses with some punches.
Luciano lands a nice uppercut.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Luciano.
A right handed body shot lands from Luciano.
Luciano lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Albescu misses with a hook from the clinch.
Luciano lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the ropes.
Luciano is working Albescu over against the ropes.
Albescu looks winded!
Albescu throws a head punch that misses.
Luciano tries to throw a body punch but Albescu avoids it by throwing Luciano back against the ropes.
Luciano misses with a short punch on the inside.
Luciano lands a hook that snaps the head of Albescu backwards.
A shot in the inside from Luciano.
Luciano is working Albescu over against the ropes.
A short left from Luciano.
Luciano lands a body punch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ray Luciano dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!#R2##CL#
Albescu tries to keep at a distance but Luciano has taken the fight into the clinch.
Albescu tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Albescu.
Luciano throws a punch but it's blocked by Albescu.
Luciano misses with a short punch on the inside.
Luciano throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Albescus head.
Luciano misses with the head strike.
Luciano misses with the head strike.
Luciano misses with a hook from the clinch.
Luciano misses with some punches.
Luciano struggles to land a body shot inside as Albescu controls his hands.
Luciano scores with an uppercut up the middle.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luciano digs a right hand into Albescu's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Albescu's gas tank.
Albescu misses with a hook from the clinch.
Luciano swings wildly with an uppercut but Albescu uses good head movement to avoid it.
Albescu tries a body shot but Luciano blocks it.
Luciano lands with a short punch from the clinch. #T1#
Albescu swings wildly with an uppercut but Luciano uses good head movement to avoid it.
Luciano prevents a body shot from Albescu.
Luciano cracks Albescu with a nice body shot.
Albescu blocks an uppercut.
Luciano lands a left hand that snaps the head of Albescu backwards.
A short right from Luciano on the inside.
Albescu tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Luciano's elbow.
Luciano working aggressively here.
Luciano tries a body shot but Albescu blocks it.
Luciano scores with a hook to the body.
Albescu blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Luciano lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Albescu presses Luciano against the ropes and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Albescu lands a left hand.
A shot in the inside from Luciano.
Albescu blocks a body shot from Luciano.
Albescu misses with a short punch on the inside. #T2#
Luciano working aggressively here.
Luciano struggles to land a body shot inside as Albescu controls his hands.
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!
Albescu misses with a short punch on the inside.
Luciano misses with a hook from the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Albescu fails to land.
Luciano misses with some punches.
Ray Luciano has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Still in the clinch, Albescu scores with a nice short uppercut.
A nice left hand lands by Luciano.
A head punch on the inside from Luciano fails to land.
Luciano misses with some punches.
Luciano lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Albescu backwards.
Luciano digs a right hand underneath Albescu's ribcage. Albescu let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Luciano blocking some punches.
Luciano throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Albescus head.
Albescu is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Luciano is keeping busy.
Luciano lands a nice shot to the body.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Luciano.
Luciano works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Albescu is breathing heavily.#T3#
Luciano scores with a hook to the body.
Luciano lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Albescu backwards.
Luciano softening up his opponent with strikes, against the ropes.
Albescu throws a head punch that misses.
Luciano lands a hook that snaps the head of Albescu backwards.
Luciano lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Albescu.
Luciano misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Luciano is leaning against Albescu and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Luciano lands with a light punch inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Luciano.
Luciano lands a nice uppercut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Albescu.
Luciano is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Albescu can do to turn this around?
Albescu blocks an uppercut.
Luciano lands a body shot.
Albescu struggles to land a body shot inside as Luciano controls his hands.
Luciano digs a right hand underneath Albescu's ribcage. Albescu let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Luciano makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A short uppercut from Luciano. #T4#
Luciano lands a right hand.
Luciano lands with a light punch inside. #ROC#Albescu is rocked!
Luciano lands with a short shot to the head.
Albescu is still on wobbly legs! Can Luciano finish him?
Albescu throws a punch but it's blocked by Luciano.
Luciano swings wildly with an uppercut but Albescu uses good head movement to avoid it.
Luciano is working Albescu over against the ropes.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Luciano.
Albescu blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Luciano lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Albescu backwards.
Luciano lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Albescu backwards.
Albescu blocks an uppercut.
Albescu tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Albescu throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Lucianos head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Luciano misses with a body punch.
Luciano misses with a body punch.
Albescu fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ray Luciano dominated that second round.
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#
Luciano misses the shot to the body.
Albescu seems to have recovered his senses.
Luciano takes a swing at Albescu's ribcage but misses. #CL2#
Albescu clinches with his opponent.
Albescu tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Luciano's elbow.
Still in the clinch, Luciano scores with a nice short uppercut.
Albescu misses with a body punch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Luciano.
Luciano scores with a shot to the side of Albescu's head.
Luciano lands a hook that snaps the head of Albescu backwards.
Albescu blocks an uppercut.
Albescu tries to throw a body punch but Luciano avoids it by throwing Albescu back against the ropes.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luciano lands a left hand.
Luciano lands a shoulder strike.
Albescu misses with a hook from the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Luciano fails to land.
Luciano lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Luciano lands with a short head shot on the inside. #T1#
Luciano swings wildly with an uppercut but Albescu uses good head movement to avoid it.
Luciano lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Albescu backwards.
Albescu lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Luciano swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Albescu blocking some punches.
Albescu prevents a body shot from Luciano.
Albescu tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Luciano.
Albescu lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Albescu blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Albescu tries a body shot but Luciano blocks it.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Albescu.
Albescu blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Albescu misses with the head strike.
Luciano can't find room to land a body shot as Albescu controls the action.
Luciano blocks an uppercut.
Luciano has a couple of punches blocked by Albescu.
Mihai Albescu has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Luciano lands a hook to the side of the head.
Albescu misses with a punch on the inside.
A body shot lands from Luciano.
Albescu takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Luciano lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Luciano lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards. #KD#
Luciano drops Albescu onto one knee with a big uppercut from the clinch! Albescu is propped up by the ropes and works his way back to his feet!
Luciano lands a body shot.
Luciano misses with a punch on the inside.
A right hand to the body from Luciano.
Luciano digs a right hand into Albescu's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Albescu's gas tank.
Luciano lands a left hand.
Luciano dips a shoulder and cracks Albescu with a mighty uppercut! Albescu falls back against the ropes and Luciano unloads with a barrage of strikes! Albescu is completely out with his eyes open, only supported by the ropes! Save him ref! Eventually the ref decides to do his job and jumps in - Luciano screams abuse at the incompetent official before going over to celebrate with his corner. Brutal stuff!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:41 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Ray Luciano!
A relieved looking Ray Luciano thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

Event: DFN 3: High Roller GP Round 1     
Date:   Aug 01, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jovic avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
The fighters circling - Jovic throws out the jab but it was never going to land. #CL#
Luciano closes the distance and clinches.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Jovic tries to work over Luciano's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Luciano doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Luciano has a couple of punches blocked by Jovic.
Luciano misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Luciano lands a left hand.
Jovic blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Jovic is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Luciano is defending well for now.
Jovic tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Jovic misses with a short punch on the inside.
Luciano blocks an elbow strike from Jovic.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jovic prevents a body shot from Luciano.
Jovic lands a left hand.
Jovic tries to stall but Luciano uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Jovic lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Jovic throws a punch but it's blocked by Luciano.
Luciano throws a head punch that misses.
Luciano definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
A short right from Luciano.
With the fighters clinched against the ropes, Jovic creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut. #T1#
Jovic blocks an uppercut.
Luciano tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Jovic's elbow.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Luciano working aggressively here.
Jovic misses with a punch on the inside.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Jovic.
Luciano blocks an uppercut.
Luciano is leaning against Jovic and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Luciano lands a nice uppercut.
A short right from Jovic on the inside.
Luciano works on Jovic's body with a couple of short punches.
Jovic misses with a punch on the inside.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Jovic has a couple of punches blocked by Luciano.
Jovic tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Luciano blocking some punches.
Luciano misses with a punch to the body.
Luciano lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Jovic or not.
Jovic is trying to stall.
Jovic tries to stall but Luciano uses the opportunity to gain a better position. #T2#
Jovic prevents a body shot from Luciano.
Luciano tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Jovic's elbow.
Luciano swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Jovic goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
With the fighters up against the ropes, Jovic throws an elbow but misses.
Good body shot from Luciano.
A short left from Jovic.
This has been an exciting period of action!
With the fighters clinched against the ropes, Jovic creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Jovic.
Luciano throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Jovics head.
Luciano struggles to land a body shot inside as Jovic controls his hands.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Luciano.
A short body shot lands from Luciano as the two fighters clinch.
Jovic lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Luciano lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Jovic is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the ropes.
Luciano misses with a punch on the inside.
Jovic swings wildly with an uppercut but Luciano uses good head movement to avoid it.
Luciano working aggressively here.
Jovic is pushing Luciano up against the ropes, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word. #T3#
A shot in the inside from Jovic.
Luciano throws a head punch that misses.
Luciano misses with a hook to the ribs.
Jovic gets through Luciano's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Jovic is trying to stall.
Luciano lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Jovic lands with a light punch inside.
A head punch on the inside from Luciano fails to land.
Luciano blocking some punches.
Luciano fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Luciano misses with the head strike.
Luciano lands a shoulder strike.
Jovic misses with a body punch.
Luciano fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Luciano misses with a hook from the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Jovic fails to land.
The fighters are pressed against the ropes, as the pace of the fight slows.
Jovic blocks a couple of punches on the inside. #T4#
Luciano can't find room to land a body shot as Jovic controls the action.
Luciano lands a hook that snaps the head of Jovic backwards.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Luciano misses with the head strike.
Luciano prevents a body shot from Jovic.
Luciano misses with a body punch.
Luciano doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A head punch on the inside from Luciano fails to land.
Luciano lands an uppercut.
Jovic misses with a hook from the clinch.
Jovic takes a shot to the head.
Luciano misses with some punches.
Luciano struggles to land a body shot inside as Jovic controls his hands.
Luciano misses with a hook from the clinch.
Jovic stalling in the clinch but Luciano improves position.
Jovic lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Jovic dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the ropes.
Jovic lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Luciano misses with a punch to the body.
Jovic swings wildly with an uppercut but Luciano uses good head movement to avoid it.
Jovic is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
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 Ray Luciano will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.#R2#
Luciano uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Jovic.
Jovic tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Luciano was well out of range. Poor timing from Jovic.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Jovic walks into a straight right hand from Luciano.
Luciano uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Jovic has time to react.#CL2#
Jovic moves into the clinch.
Luciano throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Jovics head.
Jovic blocks an uppercut.
Luciano blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A nice left hand lands by Luciano.
Jovic pushes off an throws an elbow but Luciano leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the ropes.
Luciano misses with a body punch.
Luciano lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A short right from Luciano.
Ray Luciano has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Luciano struggles to land a body shot inside as Jovic controls his hands.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Jovic 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.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Luciano misses with some punches.
Luciano tries to throw a body punch but Jovic avoids it by throwing Luciano back against the ropes.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Luciano.
Jovic throws a head punch that misses.
Luciano lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Jovic backwards.
Luciano lands with a short shot to the head.
Luciano stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.#T1#
Jovic tries a body shot but Luciano blocks it.
Jovic lands a nice uppercut.
Jovic fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Jovic lands a nice shot to the body.
Luciano misses with a hook from the clinch.
Luciano being controlled against the ropes.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Luciano.
Jovic trying to control the position but instead, Luciano has worked for underhooks and has pushed Jovic into the ropes.
Luciano swings wildly with an uppercut but Jovic uses good head movement to avoid it.
A nice right hand lands inside from Luciano.
A short right from Luciano on the inside.
Jovic throws a head punch that misses.
Luciano has a couple of punches blocked by Jovic.
A hook to the body from Luciano.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Jovic.
Still in the clinch, Luciano scores with a nice short uppercut.#T2#
Jovic misses with the head strike.
Jovic digs a right hand underneath Luciano's ribcage. Luciano let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Luciano throws a punch but it's blocked by Jovic.
Luciano misses with a hook from the clinch.
Jovic pushes off an throws an elbow but Luciano leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the ropes.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Luciano goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Luciano as Jovic tries to tie him up.
With the fighters clinched against the ropes, Jovic creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Luciano is working Jovic over against the ropes.
Luciano goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Luciano digs a right hand underneath Jovic's ribcage. Jovic let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Jovic is breathing heavily.
Luciano blocks the elbow strike.
Jovic misses with a body punch.
Luciano is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Jovic can do to turn this around?
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Jovic.
Jovic swings wildly with an uppercut but Luciano uses good head movement to avoid it.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Luciano as Jovic tries to tie him up.
Luciano working aggressively here.
Luciano fails to land with a short punch on the inside. #T3#
A head punch on the inside from Luciano fails to land.
Luciano tries to throw a body punch but Jovic avoids it by throwing Luciano back against the ropes.
Jovic lands a left hand.
Luciano softening up his opponent with strikes, against the ropes.
Jovic pushes Luciano back against the ropes and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Jovic lands a hook to the side of the head.
Luciano scores with a nice hook to the head.
Jovic misses with a punch on the inside.
Jovic misses with a hook from the clinch.
Luciano blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Luciano throws a punch but it's blocked by Jovic.
Jovic throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Lucianos head.
Luciano swings wildly with an uppercut but Jovic uses good head movement to avoid it.
Good body shot from Luciano.
Luciano lands a left hand that snaps the head of Jovic backwards.
Luciano misses with some punches.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A head punch on the inside from Jovic fails to land.
A nice right hand lands inside from Jovic.
Luciano misses with a hook from the clinch.
Luciano misses with the head strike.
Jovic lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards. #T4#
A head punch on the inside from Luciano fails to land.
Jovic can't find room to land a body shot as Luciano controls the action.
Jovic lands an uppercut.
Luciano swings wildly with an uppercut but Jovic uses good head movement to avoid it.
Jovic misses with the head strike.
Luciano misses with a hook to the ribs.
Luciano tries to throw a body punch but Jovic avoids it by throwing Luciano back against the ropes.
Jovic lands a body punch.
Jovic is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the ropes.
Jovic lands a nice uppercut.
Jovic tries a body shot but Luciano blocks it.
A short left from Luciano.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Luciano.
Luciano tries a body shot but Jovic blocks it.
Luciano lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Jovic throws a head punch that misses.
Luciano tries to work over Jovic's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Luciano misses with the head strike.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ray Luciano dominated that second round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. 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#
Jovic throws a sloppy body shot
and Luciano counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Jovic looks to land a left hand but Luciano moved out of range nicely.
Jovic just misses with a punch to the body.
Luciano lands a jab to the head. #CL#
Luciano clinches up against the ropes.
Luciano pushes Jovic back against the ropes and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Jovic is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
With the fighters clinched against the ropes, Jovic creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Luciano swings wildly with an uppercut but Jovic uses good head movement to avoid it.
Jovic throws a head punch that misses.
Luciano working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Luciano misses with a punch to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jovic blocking some punches.
Luciano working aggressively here.
Nice body punch from Jovic.
Jovic prevents a body shot from Luciano.
Jovic scores with a shot to the side of Luciano's head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Luciano lands a nice uppercut.
Jovic tries a body shot but Luciano blocks it. #T1#
Luciano misses with the head strike.
Luciano misses with a body punch.
Luciano scores with a hook to the body.
Jovic misses with a punch to the body.
Luciano lands a right hand that snaps the head of Jovic backwards.
A short uppercut from Jovic.
Jovic is trying to stall.
Jovic is trying to maintain a safe position but Luciano gets an underhook and turns Jovic into the ropes.
Jovic is trying to slow the pace down but that's a couple of times in a row that he's tried to get underhooks and Luciano has denied him.
Jovic lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Jovic blocks an uppercut.
Jovic is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the ropes.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Jovic.
Luciano throws a head punch that misses.
Luciano misses with a punch on the inside.
Jovic blocking some punches.
Luciano fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Luciano working aggressively here. #T2#
Luciano misses with a punch on the inside.
Jovic will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Luciano up against the ropes.
Luciano is working Jovic over against the ropes.
Jovic pushes off an throws an elbow but Luciano leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the ropes.
Jovic swings wildly with an uppercut but Luciano uses good head movement to avoid it.
Luciano swings wildly with an uppercut but Jovic uses good head movement to avoid it.
Luciano swings wildly with an uppercut but Jovic uses good head movement to avoid it.
Luciano misses with a body punch.
Jovic gets through Luciano's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Luciano tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Jovic's elbow.
Jovic throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Lucianos head.
A head punch on the inside from Luciano fails to land.
Luciano tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A short left from Luciano.
Jovic throws a head punch that misses.
Jovic scores with a shoulder strike. #T3#
Jovic is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the ropes.
With the fighters clinched against the ropes, Luciano creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Luciano blocks an uppercut.
Luciano blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Luciano.
Luciano misses with a hook to the ribs.
Jovic is looking to control Luciano's arms but Luciano gets an underhook and turns him. Now Jovic has his back to the ropes.
Jovic blocks an uppercut.
Luciano lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Jovic fails to land.
Jovic lands a body punch.
Luciano misses with a punch on the inside.
Jovic is trying to maintain a safe position but Luciano gets an underhook and turns Jovic into the ropes.
Jovic taking a breather.
Jovic blocking some punches.
Jovic blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Luciano swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Luciano misses with a hook to the ribs.
A bit of stalling here from Jovic. #T4#
Luciano goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Luciano.
Luciano misses with a short punch on the inside.
A battle for position here, against the ropes.
Jovic looking to slow down the pace here.
Luciano blocking some punches.
Luciano misses with a body punch.
Jovic misses with a punch on the inside.
Luciano lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Jovic backwards.
Luciano misses with a body punch.
Jovic swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
A shot in the inside from Luciano.
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!
Jovic throws a punch but it's blocked by Luciano.
Jovic is trying to stall.
Luciano doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Mark Jovic has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Jovic stalling in the clinch but Luciano improves position.
Luciano misses with a short punch on the inside.

And that's the end of the fight!
Ray Luciano showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Luciano 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 Sam Margolis scores the fight for Ray Luciano!
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight for Ray Luciano!
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight for Ray Luciano!

Ray Luciano wins by unanimous decision!

Ray Luciano seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.

 

Event: DFN 1: Augusto vs. Djemba     
Date:   Jul 11, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!#TD2#
Luciano shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
Bailey looking to control. #SUB#
Bailey is active off his back here, looking for submissions. #SUB2#
Luciano thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position. #SUB#
Bailey looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Luciano passes into half guard.
Bailey wants to sweep but Luciano has passed to side control!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bailey regains half guard there - taking advantage of Luciano's attempt to lay and pray for a moment.
Bailey tries to roll over but Luciano keeps him under control.#T1#
Luciano perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Bailey is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though. #SUB2#
Luciano is working for a kimura but Bailey is defending it quite comfortably.
Luciano trying to control the action but Bailey is working from the bottom. #T2#
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Luciano might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Bailey haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.#SUB2#
Luciano is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Bailey has managed to free his arm - good work.
Bailey is trying to get back to full guard.
Bailey wants to control but Luciano is keeping busy and won't allow it.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Bailey is looking for a sweep. Luciano is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Luciano wants to free his trapped foot but Bailey is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Bailey is not content to let Luciano control the position.#REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

And that's the end of the fight!
Ray Luciano comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Luciano 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 1 round of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 9:10
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 9:10
Judge William Gold scores the fight 9:10

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ray Luciano!

Ray Luciano thanked the fans post fight for their support.

 

 
 
 
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