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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: DC 137: Beard v Kuomanen     
Date:   Mar 10, 2024
#R1##TD2#
Kuomanen shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Kuomanen showed some decent athleticism there.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Beard is looking to control Kuomanen's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Beard avoid being mounted?#SUB2#
Kuomanen is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Beard defends it well.
Kuomanen is keen to just control but Beard is a slippery customer.
Beard wants to improve his position but Kuomanen is controlling well. #SUB2#
Kuomanen is working for a kimura but Beard is defending it quite comfortably.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Beard works his way to full guard. Good work.#T1#
Kuomanen stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Beard swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Beard keeping moving, preventing Kuomanen from controlling successfully.
Kuomanen throws a big right hand that misses. #SUB#
Beard looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Kuomanen loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Kuomanen connects with a couple of short punches.
Beard keeping moving, preventing Kuomanen from controlling successfully.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kuomanen postures up.
Beard tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Kuomanen sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Kuomanen preventing the sweep. #T2#
Kuomanen makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Beard lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.#REVR##SUB2#
Beard looking to improve position, pressing down on Kuomanen's thigh with his hand. Kuomanen seems to be working to lock up a guilotine though... is Beard paying attention? Apparently not! He's locked it up tight! Beard's face has turned purple! Will he tap? Will he! YES! He's tapped! Kuomanen picked his opening and made it count! Great finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:39 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Ahjo Kuomanen!
Ahjo Kuomanen decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.

 

Event: DMMA 292 Kuomanen vs Thorn 2     
Date:   Feb 17, 2024
#R1#
Kuomanen swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Kuomanen ducks under a wild hook from Thorn.
Kuomanen tries to counter with a takedown but Thorn is quick to defend against it.
Kuomanen keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Kuomanen tries to counter with a takedown but Thorn is quick to defend against it.
A big right from Thorn misses.
Thorn turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Kuomanen walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Thorn ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kuomanen moves away.
Thorn fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Kuomanen lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Thorn attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Thorn swings for the body but Kuomanen moves out of range.
Kuomanen attempts a counter takedown but Thorn avoids it well and moves away.
Kuomanen lands a really nice looking cross but Thorn seems unphased.
Kuomanen uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Thorn.
Thorn throws a body shot but no joy.
Kuomanen appears to be looking for a counter takedown.#T1##TD#
Kuomanen closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Thorn did well to prevent Kuomanen getting side control.#ES2#
Thorn kicks Kuomanen off and gets back to his feet.
Thorn ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kuomanen moves away.
Kuomanen tries to counter with a takedown but Thorn is quick to defend against it.
Kuomanen slips a straight right by Thorn.
Thorn with the inside leg kick.
Thorn lands with a good body shot.
Kuomanen uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Thorn bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kuomanen looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Thorn is fending him off so far but Kuomanen persists. Nope, Thorn circles away and we're back to standing.
Thorn scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Kuomanen doesn't seem bothered though. #TD#
Thorn gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Thorn wants to stand but Kuomanen is controlling the position. #T2#
Kuomanen sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Thorn's guard.
Kuomanen drops an elbow to the side of Thorn's head. #SUB#
Kuomanen is trying to work for a kimura but Thorn is defending well.
Thorn is trying to stand up here but Kuomanen is controlling him well.
Thorn felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.
Kuomanen trying to pass the guard but Thorn defending well.
Thorn pushes Kuomanen off looking to stand but Kuomanen dives back in and keeps control.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#ES2#
Thorn has one foot on Kuomanen's thigh - he pushes off and manages to get back to his feet.
Kuomanen takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Kuomanen just misses with a punch to the body.
Kuomanen staying out of range there.
Kuomanen attempts a counter takedown but Thorn avoids it well and moves away.#T3#
Nice uppercut lands for Kuomanen. That snapped Thorn's head back.
A jab from Kuomanen does it's job there.
Thorn fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kuomanen manages to avoid it.
Kuomanen was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
A jab from Thorn misses.
Thorn tries to move into range but Kuomanen moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Thorn misses with a right hand #TD#
and Kuomanen counters with a nice double leg into guard.

Thorn has managed to wall walk up one of the corner posts to get back to his feet. Kuomanen is pushing him up against the cage, looking to control the position.
This has been an exciting period of action!
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Thorn.
Kuomanen lands a nice uppercut.
Thorn misses with a punch on the inside. #BC2#
Thorn manages to break the clinch.
Thorn swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Thorn throws a shot from downtown. Kuomanen moves away and avoids it.
Kuomanen changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.#TD#
Kuomanen shoots in and bounces Thorn off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.#T4#
Kuomanen in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Thorn wants to get back to his feet but Kuomanen is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Kuomanen wants to pass the guard but Thorn is keeping the position.
Kuomanen stops Thorn from standing up.
Kuomanen wants to pass the guard but Thorn is keeping the position.
Thorn wants to stand up but Kuomanen is controlling him.
Thorn is looking to stand back up... there's a bit of a scramble and Kuomanen dives into side control. #SUB#
Kuomanen wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Thorn, who protects the arm well.
Kuomanen landing a few strikes.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Haw Thorn will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action!#R2#
Thorn lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
It looks like Kuomanen has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Thorn tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kuomanen was well out of range. Poor timing from Thorn.
Kuomanen drops down looking for a counter takedown but Thorn sprawls and moves away.
Kuomanen blocks a jab.
Kuomanen feinted with a counter takedown.
Thorn throws a lazy right hand but Kuomanen sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Thorn throws a body punch but Kuomanen moves out of range.
It looked like Kuomanen wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.#TD#
Thorn gets caught flat footed, as Kuomanen shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
Kuomanen passes into half guard.
Thorn tries to kick Kuomanen off but Kuomanen keeps his base steady and stays in half guard. #SUB#
Kuomanen is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Thorn pushes Kuomanen off looking to stand but Kuomanen dives back in and keeps control.
Thorn keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Kuomanen throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Kuomanen prevents Thorn from standing back up. #T1#
Kuomanen thows a huge punch but Thorn dodges it nicely. #SUB#
Kuomanen is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Thorn looks like he's trying to stand up.
Thorn is using up a lot of energy trying to get back to his feet. Perhaps he should improve his position first.#SUB#
Kuomanen wants to work for an arm triangle but Thorn is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Kuomanen thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Thorn's head.
Kuomanen wants to lay and pray for a moment but Thorn keeps working.
Thorn blocking the ground and pound attempt from Kuomanen.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Thorn avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Kuomanen. #ES2#
Thorn makes some distance and scrambles quickly back to his feet. Nice work!
Haw Thorn seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kuomanen throws an overhand right that lands on Thorn's shoulder, as Thorn tries to avoid the shot. #T2#
Kuomanen displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Thorn throws out the jab.
Thorn moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Thorn tried to score with a low kick but Kuomanen checks it.
Kuomanen appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Kuomanen uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Thorn.
Kuomanen changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Thorn misses with a wild body shot.
Thorn with a nice calf kick.
Thorn throws a right hand that misses
and Kuomanen counters with a left to the body.
Haw Thorn seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Thorn swings for the body but Kuomanen moves out of range.
Thorn rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Kuomanen cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Thorn with the inside leg kick.
Thorn misses with a head kick.
A quick step to the side and Kuomanen tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Thorn connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there. #T3#
Jab, jab by Kuomanen - just one landing.
Nice defenses there by Thorn.
Kuomanen connects with a looping right hand.
Thorn uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Haw Thorn is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A looping hook to the body misses from Thorn. Kuomanen does a little dance to reset his feet.
Kuomanen keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Thorn.
Thorn throws a body shot but no joy.
Thorn takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Kuomanen misses the shot to the body.
Kuomanen uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Thorn.
Kuomanen changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Kuomanen tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Thorn connects with a single shot there.
Thorn falls off balance throwing a combination #TD#
and Kuomanen decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Thorn's guard.
Ahjo Kuomanen overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.#T4#
This has been an exciting period of action!
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Kuomanen accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Thorn wants to get back to his feet but Kuomanen is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Thorn preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Kuomanen trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Kuomanen working some strikes from top position.
Kuomanen trying to control the position from guard on top but Thorn is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kuomanen throwing strikes but missing.
Thorn wants to get back to his feet but Kuomanen passes into half guard. #ES2#
Thorn manages to escape and get back to his feet!
Kuomanen displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Thorn throws out the jab.
A little feinted left hand from Kuomanen on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Haw Thorn will probably get the nod - 10:9.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.#R3#
Thorn throws a leg kick
and Kuomanen counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Kuomanen chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Thorn can pounce on him.
Kuomanen misses with a hook. Thorn ducked under it nicely.
Kuomanen lands a jab to the nose.
Thorn swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A head kick misses from Thorn.
Kuomanen changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Thorn thows a left - swing and a miss!
Thorn throws a right hand that misses #TD#
and Kuomanen counters with a nice double leg into side control. Thorn won't be happy with that.
Thorn is trying to buck Kuomanen off.
Kuomanen working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
Thorn tries to escape but Kuomanen is in control.
Thorn prevents Kuomanen from moving into mount.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Thorn is trying to stand back up. He's worked his way up against the cage but Kuomanen has just dragged him back down to the mat.
Thorn on the wrong end of some ground and pound. #T1#
Thorn prevents Kuomanen from moving into mount.
Thorn wants to get back to his feet but Kuomanen drags him back down.
Kuomanen tries to move into full mount but can't pass Thorn's legs.
Kuomanen creates a bit of distance and throws down some hard shots.
Kuomanen cracks Thorn with a big elbow.
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.
Kuomanen fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Kuomanen tries to move into full mount but can't pass Thorn's legs.
Kuomanen wants to control but Thorn is keeping him busy. #SUB#
Kuomanen wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Thorn, who protects the arm well. #T2##SUB#
Kuomanen tries for a kimura but Thorn is defending well.
Thorn wants to get back to his feet but Kuomanen drags him back down.
Kuomanen is chipping away with strikes.
Thorn tries to escape but Kuomanen is in control.
Kuomanen working the ground and pound from side control.
Thorn is working hard to escape and get back to his feet. After a battle for position, Kuomanen asserts his dominance and retains side control.#SUB#
Kuomanen looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Thorn wants to get back to his feet but Kuomanen drags him back down.#T3#
Thorn takes a couple of big shots there - the referee warns him that he has to defend himself better.#SUB#
Kuomanen wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Thorn, who protects the arm well.
Kuomanen is looking to take a break and control but Thorn is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Thorn wants to get back to his feet but Kuomanen drags him back down.
Kuomanen wants to control but Thorn is keeping him busy.
Kuomanen throwing shots but missing, from side control.
Kuomanen grinds an elbow into Thorn's temple. #SUB#
Kuomanen tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Thorn is pushing Kuomanen's head away, looking to escape. Kuomanen manages to hold on to the position though.#T4#
Kuomanen looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Thorn is avoiding damage well.
Thorn is putting a lot of effort into getting back to his feet here.
Kuomanen working the ground and pound but Thorn is defending the strikes.
Kuomanen sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Thorn is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position.
Thorn is pushing Kuomanen's head away, looking to escape. Kuomanen manages to hold on to the position though.
Kuomanen trying to control the position but Thorn is working away.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.#SUB#
Kuomanen thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Kuomanen cracks Thorn with an elbow. That is naaassty.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Ahjo Kuomanen clearly takes that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!#R4#
Thorn throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A cross from Kuomanen lands.
Thorn throws a jab when Kuomanen was well out of range.
Thorn looks to land a right hand but Kuomanen moved out of range.
Thorn misses the shot to the body.
Thorn shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Thorn thows a leg kick but Kuomanen checks it #TD#
and Kuomanen counters with a shoot takedown. Thorn fights it but they end up in guard.
Kuomanen pushing down on Thorn's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Thorn looks like he's trying to stand up.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kuomanen trying to mount his opponent but Thorn defends it.
Thorn tries to kick Kuomanen off but Kuomanen keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.
Thorn is not content to let Kuomanen control the position.#T1##SUB#
Kuomanen is looking for a kimura but Thorn is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Kuomanen to get the leverage. #ES2#
Thorn has one foot on Kuomanen's thigh - he pushes off and manages to get back to his feet.
Thorn takes a swing at Kuomanen's ribcage but misses.
Thorn tries to land a leg kick but Kuomanen saw it coming and moves away.
Thorn lands a lovely overhand right.
Thorn just misses with a punch to the body.
Kuomanen takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Thorn misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kuomanen. #TD#
Kuomanen drives through with a takedown into Thorn's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.

Thorn pushes Kuomanen off and scrambles back to his feet.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kuomanen checks a low kick from Thorn.
A jab from Kuomanen misses. #T2#
Thorn lands a nice shot to the body.
Thorn tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kuomanen was well out of range. Poor timing from Thorn.
Kuomanen scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Kuomanen avoids the body shot from Thorn.
Thorn misses with a hook #TD#
and Kuomanen counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Thorn wants to stand up but Kuomanen is controlling him.
Kuomanen working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Thorn's head.#ES2#
Thorn has scooted to the edge of the canvas and used the cage to get back to his feet. Kuomanen has stuck on his opponent and is forcing him back against the cage.
Thorn misses with a body punch. #BC2#
Thorn breaks the clinch.
Thorn swings for the body but Kuomanen moves out of range.
A big left from Thorn misses.
Kuomanen half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.#T3#
Kuomanen checks the leg kick.
Kuomanen changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Thorn misses with a body shot
and Kuomanen counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Kuomanen misses with a wild body shot.
Thorn misses with a low kick as Kuomanen jumps back.
Kuomanen throws a body shot but no joy.
Thorn appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Thorn throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kuomanen appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Kuomanen looks to land a right hand but Thorn moved out of range.
Thorn digs a good hook to Kuomanen's body.
Thorn throws a sloppy head kick and Kuomanen moves out of range easily.
Kuomanen tries to counter with a takedown but Thorn is quick to defend against it.
Thorn throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Kuomanen misses with a straight right. #T4#
Kuomanen tests Thorn's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Kuomanen steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Thorn.
Kuomanen lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Kuomanen shoots in looking for a takedown but Thorn manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Kuomanen's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Thorn takes a jab right on the kisser.
A looping hook to the body misses from Thorn. Kuomanen does a little dance to reset his feet.
Thorn misses with a head kick.
Kuomanen feinted with a counter takedown.
Kuomanen is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Thorn displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A head kick from Thorn lands but Kuomanen takes it in his stride.
Thorn digs a good body shot into Kuomanen's ribs.#TD#
Kuomanen gets a takedown into half guard.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Haw Thorn dominated that fourth round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!#R5#
Thorn swings for the body but Kuomanen moves out of range.
Thorn swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Thorn misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kuomanen.
Kuomanen attempts a counter takedown but Thorn avoids it well and moves away.
A nice leg kick lands there from Thorn.
A jab from Thorn finds it's way through Kuomanen's defenses.
Kuomanen keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kuomanen keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kuomanen shoots for a double leg takedown but Thorn sprawls well. He's pushed Kuomanen's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Some bone on bone action there as Kuomanen checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Kuomanen drops down looking for a counter takedown but Thorn sprawls and moves away.
Thorn throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Thorn misses the shot to the body.
Thorn throws a sloppy body shot
enabling Kuomanen to counter with a crisp jab. #T1#
Nice defenses there by Thorn.
Kuomanen looks to throw the jab but Thorn is out of range.
Thorn misses the shot to the body.
An attempted straight right counter from Kuomanen misses the target.
Thorn chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Thorn scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Kuomanen throws a big shot that misses.
Thorn throws a hook but Kuomanen blocks it.
Thorn stuns Kuomanen with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Thorn takes a swing at Kuomanen's ribcage but misses.
Kuomanen changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Thorn tries to move into range but Kuomanen moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
A telegraphed right hand from Kuomanen misses the target. #T2#
Thorn lands a nice leg kick that just misses Kuomanen's sensitive parts.
Thorn moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Kuomanen uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Thorn.
Kuomanen shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Thorn sprawls well. Thorn wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Kuomanen gets slowly back to his feet.
Thorn will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Thorn tries to move into range but Kuomanen moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kuomanen misses with a looping left.
Thorn wants to slow Kuomanen down by chopping away at his legs.
Kuomanen attempts a counter takedown but Thorn avoids it well and moves away.
Kuomanen takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing. #T3#
Kuomanen gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Thorn avoids the body shot from Kuomanen.
Thorn appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Thorn connects with a high kick.
Kuomanen throws a hook to the side of Thorn's head but Thorn sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Thorn lands with a shot to the body.
Kuomanen uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Thorn.
Thorn swings for the body but Kuomanen moves out of range.
Kuomanen tries to counter with a takedown but Thorn is quick to defend against it.
Kuomanen lands with an uppercut that bounces Thorn off the cage and back into range.
Kuomanen shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Ahjo Kuomanen. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Thorn throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Thorn misses with a few strikes there. #T4#
Thorn looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Kuomanen uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Thorn.
Kuomanen misses with a right hand
and Thorn counters with a nice body shot.
Kuomanen misses with a hook.
Kuomanen swings widly with a right hand
and Thorn counters with a lovely straight right hand!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Thorn has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Kuomanen finds it's way round the side to connect with Thorn's head.
Thorn scores with a hook to the body. Kuomanen takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Decent striking displayed by Kuomanen there.
Ahjo Kuomanen has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Thorn looks to throw the jab but Kuomanen is out of range.
Thorn moves into range and connects with a jab.
Kuomanen missing with a left hand there. Thorn was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Thorn unleashes a big counter combination but Kuomanen bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Thorn keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

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

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

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Ahjo Kuomanen!

Ahjo Kuomanen retains his super heavyweight title!
Ahjo Kuomanen seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.

 

Event: DMMA 287 Kuomanen vs Khan     
Date:   Jan 28, 2024
#R1#
Kuomanen stuns Khan with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Kuomanen takes one to the side of the head.
Kuomanen misses with a wild body shot.
Khan throws an overhand right that lands on Kuomanen's shoulder, as Kuomanen tries to avoid the shot.
Kuomanen appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Kuomanen works Khan's body with a nice hook.
Khan is looking to clinch but Kuomanen is avoiding it.
Ghengis Khan seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Khan misses with a wild body shot.
Kuomanen attempts a counter takedown but Khan avoids it well and moves away.
Kuomanen looks to land a left hand but Khan moved out of range nicely.
Khan pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Kuomanen tries to counter with a takedown but Khan is quick to defend against it.
The fight stays on the outside here - Khan looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Khan misses with a hook #TD#
and Kuomanen counters with a takedown into side control.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kuomanen misses with the ground and pound.
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.
Khan is working to avoid the ground and pound but Kuomanen connects with a decent elbow.
Kuomanen wants to lay and pray for a moment but Khan keeps working.
Kuomanen working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter. #T1#
Kuomanen wants to lay and pray for a moment but Khan keeps working.
Kuomanen landing a few strikes.
Kuomanen misses with the ground and pound.
Kuomanen in side control, trying to ground and pound but not landing this time. #SUB#
Kuomanen is trying to get an arm triangle but Khan is defending well.
You can see the frustration on Khan's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Khan felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.#SUB#
Kuomanen working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it. #T2##SUB#
Kuomanen tries for a kimura but Khan is defending well. #SUB#
Kuomanen swings around for an armbar but Khan sees it coming a mile off and turns beautifully into Kuomanen's guard.
Kuomanen bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Khan's guard. #REVR#
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Khan has Kuomanen pulled in close to control his posture.
Kuomanen tries to free his leg and advance position but Khan is retaining full guard.
Kuomanen might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.#T3#
Kuomanen with a flurry of punches that miss.
Khan has momentary wrist control but Kuomanen slips an elbow through the middle.
Kuomanen with a nice head shot there.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kuomanen trying to control but Khan is working from the bottom.
Kuomanen throws an elbow that misses. Khan uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Kuomanen's guard. Nice move by Khan!#REVB##SUB#
Kuomanen had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Khan defends it easily.#SUB#
Kuomanen working for a triangle but Khan defends it easily.
Kuomanen seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.#T4#
Kuomanen is looking to sweep but instead, Khan has passed into half guard. #SUB#
Kuomanen looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Kuomanen works his way to full guard. Good work.#SUB#
Kuomanen has his feet on Khan's thighs here. He's pushed Khan off and worked for a very quick armbar from the bottom! He's flipped onto his stomach and he's cranking hard on the arm! Khan screams in pain and taps out! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). 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 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 264 Thorn vs Kuomanen     
Date:   Nov 25, 2023
#R1#
Kuomanen changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Kuomanen keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A jab from Kuomanen misses.
Kuomanen misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Thorn.
Thorn appears to be looking for a big counter.
Ahjo Kuomanen seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kuomanen connects with a body shot.
Kuomanen stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Thorn.
Kuomanen with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Kuomanen 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.
Thorn swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Thorn ducks under a wild hook from Kuomanen.
Thorn throws a quick counter head kick but Kuomanen was just out of range.
Thorn throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air. #T1##TD2#
Kuomanen manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Thorn on his heels. He'll look to pass Thorn's guard now, I'm sure.
Kuomanen won't allow Thorn to get back to his feet.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Kuomanen accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Kuomanen lands a couple of decent looking shots.#ES#
Thorn pushes Kuomanen off for just long enough to get back to his feet. Very athletic spring there.
Haw Thorn is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Thorn throws a leg kick but Kuomanen sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Kuomanen drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Thorn defends it well.
Kuomanen tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Thorn was well out of range. Poor timing from Kuomanen.
Kuomanen misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Thorn.
Kuomanen punishes Thorn's body with a nice straight punch.
Kuomanen keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab. #T2##TD2#
Kuomanen closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Thorn's guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kuomanen wants to control from the top but Thorn keeps moving.
Thorn avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Thorn wants to stand and escape but Kuomanen is having none of it.
Kuomanen postures up and lands a big shot to Thorn's brow.
Kuomanen lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Kuomanen trying to control but Thorn is working from the bottom.
Thorn is looking to stand up but Kuomanen isn't so interested in that idea.
Kuomanen scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Thorn is looking to stand up but Kuomanen isn't so interested in that idea. #T3#
Kuomanen wants to pass the guard but Thorn is keeping the position.
Thorn wants to get back to his feet but Kuomanen is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Thorn preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kuomanen throwing strikes from guard but Thorn blocks nicely.
Kuomanen stops Thorn from standing up.
Kuomanen working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Kuomanen wants to control from the top but Thorn keeps moving.
Kuomanen pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Thorn is keeping the position for now. #ES#
Thorn manages to wriggle out and sneak his way back up to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched up against the cage.
Kuomanen has Thorn pushed against the cage.
Kuomanen struggles to land a body shot inside as Thorn controls his hands. #TD2#
Kuomanen jumps guard. #T4#
Thorn wants to stand and escape but instead Kuomanen has hit a sweep and he's now on top in guard. #REVB##ES#
Thorn scrambles and gets back to his feet.
Kuomanen misses with a looping left.
A quick step to the side and Thorn tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kuomanen takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Kuomanen throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Thorn's waist but Thorn gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Kuomanen off to one side.
Kuomanen misses with an uppercut.
Thorn throwing a counter right hand but Kuomanen manages to avoid it.
Kuomanen throws a big shot that misses.
Kuomanen lands a jab to the nose.
Thorn throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
And Kuomanen tries to counter it with a takedown but Thorn pushes his down on his head and steps out.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Ahjo Kuomanen dominated that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!#R2#
Thorn lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook. #CUT#It looks like Ahjo Kuomanen has been cut.
Kuomanen fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Thorn manages to avoid it.
Thorn swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Nice straight punches there by Kuomanen. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Kuomanen.
Thorn misses with a low kick.
Thorn wants to land a leg kick but Kuomanen is out of range.
Kuomanen changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Thorn is looking to chop away at Kuomanen's legs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Thorn misses with a body shot.
Kuomanen is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Both fighters are looking to counter, which isn't making for the most exciting fight in the world.
An inside leg kick from Thorn misses.
Kuomanen tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Kuomanen is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Thorn.
Thorn was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.#T1#
Thorn defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Kuomanen.
Thorn throws a big counter combination but Kuomanen scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Thorn leaves Kuomanen with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Nice uppercut there from Kuomanen.
Kuomanen misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Thorn counters with a nice uppercut.
Kuomanen looks to land a right hand but Thorn moved out of range.
Kuomanen throws a body punch but Thorn moves out of range.
It looked like Thorn was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.#T2#
Kuomanen slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Thorn thows a left - swing and a miss!
Thorn bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Thorn throws a right hand that Kuomanen ducks under and follows up with a left that Kuomanen also avoids with ease.
Kuomanen is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Nice shot lands for Kuomanen.#TD2#
Kuomanen changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Thorn looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kuomanen throwing shots but missing, from side control. #SUB2#
Kuomanen tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Kuomanen trying to control the position but Thorn is working away. #T3#
Thorn is trying to escape and get back to his feet.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Thorn tries to get back to his feet but has found himself mounted instead. Damn, that's gotta suck.
Thorn really wants to buck Kuomanen off and get back to his feet. #SUB2#
Kuomanen jumps to side control looking for an arm triangle but Thorn manages to avoid the submission attempt.
Kuomanen postures up a little and throws a couple of hammerfists but they don't connect properly. #SUB2#
Kuomanen tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Kuomanen misses with an attempted head punch from side control.
Thorn wants to get back to his feet but Kuomanen drags him back down.#T4##SUB2#
Kuomanen looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Thorn is pushing Kuomanen's head away, looking to escape. Kuomanen manages to hold on to the position though.
Thorn defending against the ground and pound. #SUB2#
Kuomanen in side control, working for a kimura. He's got hold of an arm and he's torquing it... Thorn is tapping! That's the end of the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:56 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Ahjo Kuomanen!
Ahjo Kuomanen is the new super heavyweight champion!
Ahjo Kuomanen decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.

 

Event: DMMA 256 Thorn vs Kirin     
Date:   Nov 04, 2023
#R1#
Nice uppercut lands for Khan. That snapped Kuomanen's head back.
Khan misses with a hook to the body
and Kuomanen connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Khan misses with a hook. Kuomanen ducked under it nicely.
Khan misses with a jab to the body
enabling Kuomanen to counter with a crisp jab.
Khan missing with a left hand there. Kuomanen was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Khan jabs Kuomanen right on the nose. Kuomanen blinks but takes it well.
Khan slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Khan throws an overhand right that lands on Kuomanen's shoulder, as Kuomanen tries to avoid the shot.
Khan throws a looping overhand right but Kuomanen ducks down to avoid it.
Khan just misses with a punch to the body.
Kuomanen throws out a counter right but Khan avoids it with no problem.
Kuomanen misses with an uppercut.
Kuomanen ducks under a wild hook from Khan.
Kuomanen tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Kuomanen swats away the attempt to clinch by Khan.
Khan is looking to clinch but Kuomanen is avoiding it.
A nice side step and Kuomanen releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Kuomanen scores with a jab to the jaw.#CUT2#It looks like Ghengis Khan has been cut.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kuomanen scores with a nice strike.
Khan throws a jab when Kuomanen was well out of range.
Kuomanen now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Kuomanen defending well as Khan loads up on a big left hand. #T1##CL#
Khan rushes Kuomanen and presses him up against the cage.#TD2#
Kuomanen decides to pull guard.
Kuomanen tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Kuomanen is controlling Khan's posture.#SUB2#
Kuomanen escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Khan gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Khan controls from within his opponent's guard. #SUB2#
Kuomanen is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle. #T2##SUB2#
Kuomanen looking for a guillotine here but Khan defends easily.
Khan trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet. #SUB2#
Kuomanen escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Khan gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Kuomanen pulls Khan in close to his closed guard and prevents Khan from doing any damage or advancing position.#T3##SUB2#
Kuomanen is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Khan has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Khan is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Khan's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.#SUB2#
Kuomanen looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Khan passes into half guard.
Kuomanen trying to control here but he's found himself mounted! Oh no! #T4#
Kuomanen is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Kuomanen is still trying to improve position.
Kuomanen tries to hold on but Khan postures up.
Kuomanen tries to reverse the position but Khan maintains control.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Khan controlling from the full mount.
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 Ghengis Khan will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Ghengis Khan'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#
Khan throws a big shot that misses.#CL#
Khan rushes Kuomanen and presses him up against the cage.
Kuomanen looking for a takedown.
Kuomanen prevents a body shot from Khan.
Khan gets through Kuomanen's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Khan lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Kuomanen backwards.
Khan slows down the pace here.
Khan lands a right hand that snaps the head of Kuomanen backwards.
Kuomanen is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Khan is defending well.
Kuomanen fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Kuomanen lands a body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kuomanen lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Khan tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kuomanen's elbow.
Kuomanen struggles to land a body shot inside as Khan controls his hands.
A nice left hand lands by Khan.
A nice right hand lands inside from Kuomanen.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.#TD2#
Kuomanen wants the takedown. Khan is fighting it off but Kuomanen persists and manages to bring the fight to the ground, ending up in Khan's guard against the cage.
Kuomanen trying to control the position from guard on top but Khan is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #T1#
Kuomanen is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
Kuomanen looking to sit in guard and control but Khan gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top. #REVR#
Khan won't allow Kuomanen to sweep him here.
Kuomanen has his hands on Khan's head, controlling the position.
Khan stopping the sweep attempt from Kuomanen.#SUB2#
Kuomanen is looking for a triangle here but Khan uses the submission attempt to pass into side control. #T2#
Kuomanen is trying to get back to half guard.
Kuomanen is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Khan off and has taken his back!#SUB2#
Kuomanen working for a RNC but it's not happening just yet. #SUB2#
Kuomanen is looking for the choke from the back position but Khan is controlling his hands well. #T3##SUB2#
Kuomanen has his hand under the chin of his opponent looking for the choke. He's nearly got it! This one could be all over! But no, Khan has freed his hand and lives to survive another… well, another couple of seconds at least!
A lull in the action here.
Well, with Kuomanen on his back, surely it's only a matter of time before Khan is tapping out... Can he escape the position?#SUB2#
Khan defends a prolonged rear naked choke attempt and turns nicely into his opponent's guard. #SUB2#
Kuomanen is looking for a triangle but Khan pushes his legs off easily. #SUB2#
Kuomanen throwing his legs up looking for a triangle. #T4#
Kuomanen controls Khan momentarily but Khan frees himself. #SUB2#
Kuomanen is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Khan defends well.
Khan trying to control the position from guard on top but Kuomanen is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Khan pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kuomanen is keeping the position for now.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.#SUB2#
Kuomanen isolates an arm and boxes in a triangle. Khan stacks Kuomanen on his neck as he steps over and passes to the side. He's now in a much more dominant position where he can look to do some serious damage. Nice move by Khan!
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 Ghengis Khan will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Ghengis Khan'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#
Kuomanen scores with a body shot.
Kuomanen misses with a hook.#TD2#
Kuomanen closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Khan to the mat! Khan manages to get full guard.
Kuomanen throws a strike but Khan rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top. #REVR##SUB2#
Kuomanen is active off his back here, looking for submissions. #SUB2#
Kuomanen looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Khan will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#SUB2#
Kuomanen is working for submissions here. He's thrown up his legs looking for a triangle but Khan frees his head nicely. Oh but Kuomanen has switched to an armbar! Khan is tapping furiously! Lovely submission there!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:58 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle Armbar). Ahjo Kuomanen!
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 249 Nickel vs Widenose     
Date:   Oct 15, 2023
#R1#
Cortez stuns Kuomanen with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.#TD2#
Cortez drives through with a takedown into guard.
Cortez stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Kuomanen swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Cortez stopping the sweep attempt from Kuomanen.
Cortez trying to control the position from guard on top but Kuomanen is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #SUB#
Kuomanen is looking for a triangle but Cortez pushes his legs off easily. #SUB#
Kuomanen looking for subs off his back but Cortez has passed one foot through into half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Cortez looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cortez 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#
Nice strikes from Cortez there.
Kuomanen wants to improve his position but Cortez is controlling well.
Cortez looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Kuomanen with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Kuomanen is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Kuomanen manages to get to full guard.
Cortez wants to pass the guard but Kuomanen is keeping the position.
Cortez landing some decent shots from guard.
Kuomanen managing to control the position. #T2##SUB#
Kuomanen escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Cortez gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Kuomanen is trying to control the position but Cortez postures up. #SUB#
Kuomanen is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Cortez stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Kuomanen swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Cortez is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Cortez chips away with some ground and pound.
Cortez passes Kuomanen's right leg, so he's now in half guard. #T3#
Cortez throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
My spies in Roosters Coop inform me that Cortez has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Cortez looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Kuomanen with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Kuomanen moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.#SUB#
Kuomanen looking for a guillotine here but Cortez defends easily. #SUB#
Kuomanen looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Kuomanen keeping moving, preventing Cortez from controlling successfully.
Kuomanen avoiding any damage from the ground and pound. #T4#
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.
Cortez controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Cortez preventing the sweep.
Kuomanen working a defensive guard here.
Cortez trying to control but Kuomanen is working from the bottom. #SUB#
Kuomanen working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Cortez has passed into half guard!
Kuomanen is looking to improve his position.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Kuomanen works his way to full guard. Good work.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Don Cortez dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!#R2#
Kuomanen ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Cortez moves away.
Cortez changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Cortez throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Kuomanen connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
A big right from Kuomanen misses. #TD2#
Cortez drives through with a takedown into Kuomanen's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Cortez is stalling in the full guard.
Kuomanen bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Cortez's guard. #REVR#
Cortez has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Kuomanen wants to control from the top but Cortez keeps moving.
Kuomanen postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cortez has momentary wrist control but Kuomanen slips an elbow through the middle.
Kuomanen working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Cortez working a defensive guard here.
Kuomanen trying to control but Cortez is working from the bottom. #T1#
Cortez seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Cortez looking to control.
Kuomanen is fighting to break Cortez's control of his arms but Cortez is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Let's hope that Cortez 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.#SUB#
Kuomanen thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Kuomanen scoring with punches to the head and body.
Kuomanen won't allow Cortez to sweep him here.
Kuomanen throwing strikes from guard but Cortez blocks nicely. #T2#
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Cortez wants to sweep but no luck.
Kuomanen trying to control the position from guard on top but Cortez is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kuomanen with a nice head shot there.
Cortez not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Don Cortez has got the better of the ground game so far.
Kuomanen is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.#REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Cortez throws a body punch but Kuomanen moves out of range. #TD2#
Cortez drives through with a takedown into guard.
Kuomanen controls Cortez momentarily but Cortez frees himself. #SUB#
Kuomanen is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle. #T3#
Cortez trying to control but Kuomanen is working from the bottom. #SUB#
Kuomanen throwing his legs up looking for a triangle. #SUB#
Cortez is posturing up here but Kuomanen has hold of an arm and he's gone for an armbar! Cortez tries to roll out but it's too tight and Cortez has to tap! Slick submission there by Kuomanen!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:48 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Ahjo Kuomanen!
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 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 233 Okongwu vs Lovanov     
Date:   Sep 03, 2023
#R1#
Khan lands with a hook. Kuomanen tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Kuomanen walks into a stiff left hand from Khan.
Khan feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Kuomanens jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Khan slips under a jab.
Khan looks to land a right hand but Kuomanen moved out of range.
Ghengis Khan seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Khan connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Nice shot lands for Khan.
Khan throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Kuomanen takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Kuomanen walks into a left hand. #ROC2#Kuomanen is rocked!
Khan shakes his hands by his side, trying to relax. Kuomanen takes his eyes off the ball for a moment - Khan sees the opportunity and cracks him with a massive hook! Kuomanen bends double and collapses on top of himself - he's out! The crowd are going absolutely nuts! Wow, what a knockout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:33 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Ghengis Khan!

 

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 212 Narushima vs Okongwu     
Date:   Jul 08, 2023
#R1#
Kuomanen just misses with a punch to the body.
Bundy will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Bundy misses with a straight left. #TD2#
Bundy scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
Kuomanen bucks up and tries to throw Bundy off but instead Bundy has got his back!
Kuomanen is trying to get back to his feet but he's not managed it yet.
I really don't envy Kuomanen right now.
Kuomanen tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
Kuomanen is bucking up trying to escape but Bundy cracks him with another couple of good strikes.
Bundy scoring with some good ground and pound from mount here. Will he manage to finish Kuomanen?
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.#SUB2#
Bundy is in full mount, looking to secure a guillotine but Kuomanen is surviving well by controlling Bundy's body position as best he can.
Bundy looking to control but Kuomanen is working nicely, looking to advance position himself. #SUB2#
Bundy is looking to secure an arm. He's managed it! He's pivoting for an armbar - that looks tight! But Kuomanen has managed to get out of it and now he's in a dominant position. Nice work from Kuomanen! #T1#
Bundy working a defensive guard here.
Kuomanen distracts Bundy with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.#SUB#
Kuomanen drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Kuomanen jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Kuomanen throws a big right hand that misses.
Bundy keeping moving, preventing Kuomanen from controlling successfully.
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.
Kuomanen lands a couple of digs.
Bundy has been taking part in the yoga sessions down at Champion Gym. Presumably he's going to look for a slick submission... Or maybe he's looking to avoid one.
Kuomanen pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Bundy is keeping the position for now.
Bundy not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#T2#
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Kuomanen pushes down on Bundy's leg and manages to get into half guard.#SUB2#
Bundy looking for submissions off his back.
Kuomanen trying to mount his opponent but Bundy defends it.
Kuomanen is thwarting Bundy's attempts to control the position.
Kuomanen drops an elbow to the side of Bundy's head.
Kuomanen wants to take a breather but Bundy is having none of it.
Bundy gets full guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kuomanen postures up and lands a big shot to Bundy's brow.
Bundy keeping moving, preventing Kuomanen from controlling successfully.
Kuomanen is really struggling to control Bundy but he's trying to hold on to the position.#T3#
Bundy tries to land a sweep but no joy. #SUB2#
Bundy is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Kuomanen defends well.#SUB2#
Bundy throws his legs up looking to secure a triangle. Oh, that looks pretty tight, I gotta say! Kuomanen escapes and throws Bundy's legs to the side, diving into side control!
Kuomanen is looking to take a break and control but Bundy is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Kuomanen tries to advance to mount but Bundy denies him.
Bundy gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard. #T4#
Kuomanen slips a nice elbow through Bundy's hands, connecting with Bundy's forehead.
Bundy trying to control but Kuomanen postures up.
Bundy is staying active underneath Kuomanen, who seems content to just control the action from this position. #SUB#
Kuomanen is looking for a kimura here. #SUB#
Kuomanen is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Bundy is just riding it out for now. Kuomanen eventually gives up the hold.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.#SUB2#
Bundy looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Ahjo Kuomanen dominated that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!#R2#
Bundy misses with a hook.
Kuomanen is looking for a counter combo.
Kuomanen ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Bundy moves away.
Bundy takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Kuomanen loads up on a big right hand but Bundy slips the punch.
Kuomanen looks to land a right hand but Bundy moved out of range.
A swing and a miss from Kuomanen.
Bundy changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Bundy scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Kuomanen stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Kuomanen wants it to stay on the feet.
Kuomanen cracks a nice hook into Bundy's ribs.
Bundy lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
A swing and a miss from Bundy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bundy uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Kuomanen.
Bundy tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Kuomanen misses with an uppercut. Bundy saw that one coming.
Bundy lands a jab to Kuomanen's midsection.
Bundy shoots in looking for a takedown but Kuomanen manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Bundy's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Kuomanen keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Bundy.#T1#
Bundy connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Kuomanen slips under a jab.
Kuomanen throws a body punch but Bundy moves out of range.
Bundy throws a predictable looking body shot
and Kuomanen counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.#CUT#It looks like Ted Bundy has been cut.
Bundy blocks a jab.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kuomanen. Bundy does a little dance to reset his feet.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Bundy is defended easily by Kuomanen.
Ahjo Kuomanen has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ted Bundy.
Bundy shoots for a takedown but Kuomanen saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Kuomanen misses with a body shot.
Bundy tries for a takedown but Kuomanen circles away easily
and Kuomanen counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Kuomanen scores with a hook.
Kuomanen misses with a straight left.
Bundy changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.#T2#
Bundy takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Bundy throws a shot from downtown. Kuomanen moves away and avoids it.
Donk. Kuomanen catches Bundy right on the button with a cross.
Ahjo Kuomanen is winning the standup battle so far.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Bundy's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Kuomanen connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Bundy scrambles back to his feet.
Bundy swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Kuomanen takes a swing at Bundy's ribcage but misses. #TD2#
Bundy shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
Kuomanen wants to sweep but no luck.
Bundy tries to free his leg and advance position but Kuomanen is retaining full guard.
Kuomanen utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Kuomanen trying to control the position.
Bundy stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Kuomanen swivels though and keeps the full guard. #SUB#
Kuomanen has his foot on Bundy's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Bundy works his way back into a safe position though.#T3##SUB#
Kuomanen had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Bundy defends it easily.
Bundy trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet. #SUB#
Kuomanen looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Bundy looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Bundy stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Kuomanen swivels though and keeps the full guard. #T4#
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.
Kuomanen is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Bundy trying to control the position from guard on top but Kuomanen is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Bundy tries to score a power double leg takedown but Kuomanen sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Bundy somewhat.
Bundy fails with the takedown
and Kuomanen counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Bundy takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Kuomanen throws a right and a left that Bundy avoids nicely.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Ahjo Kuomanen dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Ted Bundy's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. This is the final round!#R3#
Bundy takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Bundy gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Kuomanen counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Kuomanen misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bundy.
And Bundy tries to counter it with a takedown but Kuomanen pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Kuomanen throws a jab when Bundy was well out of range.
Kuomanen throws a shot from downtown. Bundy moves away and avoids it.
A slow jab from Kuomanen misses its intended target.
Kuomanen throws a body punch but Bundy moves out of range.
Bundy misses with a takedown attempt - Kuomanen sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#KD#
Kuomanen lands a left and a right that send Bundy crashing to the mat, dazed. Kuomanen thinks about following him to the mat but decides to wave him back up 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!
Kuomanen throws a body shot but no joy.
Bundy lands with a hook. Kuomanen tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Ted Bundy seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bundy dives in for a single leg takedown but Kuomanen sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Ahjo Kuomanen has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ted Bundy.#T1#
Bundy uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Kuomanen.
Kuomanen takes one on the button.
Bundy shoots in for a takedown but Kuomanen shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Bundy takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Kuomanen throws a big shot that misses.
Bundy drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Kuomanen uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.#CUT#That has opened up Ted Bundy's cut even more.
Bundy drops his hands momentarily and Kuomanen takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Bundy misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Kuomanen walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Kuomanen smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Bundy shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Kuomanen defends it nicely.
An attempted straight right counter from Kuomanen misses the target.
Ted Bundy has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Bundy uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Kuomanen.
Bundy shoots in for a takedown but Kuomanen shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kuomanen missing with a left hand there. Bundy was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Kuomanen lands a nice looking body shot.
Kuomanen throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Donk. Kuomanen catches Bundy right on the button with a cross.
Bundy dodges the punch combination from Kuomanen.
Bundy drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Kuomanen defends it well.
Kuomanen throws a hook to the side of Bundy's head but Bundy sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Kuomanen connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.#CUT#The cut above Ted Bundy's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Kuomanen ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Bundy moves away.
Bundy is trying hard to land a takedown here. Kuomanen sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Kuomanen steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Bundy.
Kuomanen loads up on a big right hand but Bundy slips the punch.#T3#
Bundy uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kuomanen.
Kuomanen ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Bundy moves away.
Kuomanen leaves Bundy with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Kuomanen lands a nice shot to the body.
Nice takedown defense from Kuomanen. No joy for Bundy on that attempt.
Kuomanen looks to land a combination but Bundy avoids it well.
Kuomanen stuns Bundy with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Kuomanen swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A shot to the body from Bundy misses
and Kuomanen counters with a left to the body.
Kuomanen throws a body shot but no joy.
Bundy is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Kuomanen thows a left - swing and a miss!
Bundy takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Bundy misses with a takedown
and Kuomanen counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.#T4#
Kuomanen fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Bundy on the side of 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!
Kuomanen misses with a hook.
Bundy takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing. #CUT#Ted Bundy's cut is absolute horrible now. This looks like something out of a horror film with blood covering both fighters.#KD#
Kuomanen feints and then winds up with a huge right hand that connects perfectly and sends Bundy sprawling to the canvas! Bundy rolls over backwards and springs off the cage and manages to regain his footing - how acrobatic! Oh, he's still wobbly - can Kuomanen finish him?! #ROC#Bundy is rocked!
Kuomanen dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Bundy is still on wobbly legs! Can Kuomanen finish him?
Bundy walks into a left hand.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:38 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Ahjo Kuomanen!
A relieved looking Ahjo Kuomanen 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: DMMA 203 Vilkas vs Narushima     
Date:   Jun 11, 2023
#R1#
A swing and a miss from Khan.
Kuomanen misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Kuomanen throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect. #CL#
Khan moves into the clinch successfully.
Kuomanen's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A head punch on the inside from Kuomanen fails to land.
Khan scores with a nice hook to the head.
Khan slows down the pace here.
Kuomanen lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage. #CUT2#It looks like Ghengis Khan has been cut.
A left hand lands to the body for Khan.
Kuomanen lands a right hand.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
I was talking to Khan's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Still in the clinch, Kuomanen scores with a nice short uppercut.
Khan lands with a right to the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.#TD2#
Kuomanen gets the body lock takedown. After a quick scramble, Khan regains guard.
Kuomanen tries to free his leg and advance position but Khan is retaining full guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kuomanen 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. #T1#
Khan keeping moving, preventing Kuomanen from controlling successfully.
Khan working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Kuomanen.
Khan is trying to control the position from the bottom. #REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up.#T2#
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Kuomanen throws a body punch but Khan moves out of range.
Khan dips to his left and cracks Kuomanen with an uppercut!
Khan scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Khan throws a right hand that misses
and Kuomanen counters with a straight right hand.
Khan tries to close the distance and clinch up but Kuomanen swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Khan connects with a looping right hand.
Khan scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Kuomanen doesn't seem bothered though.
Khan wants to clinch.
Khan avoids the body shot from Kuomanen.
Khan slips under a jab from Kuomanen.
Kuomanen lands with a straight right. Khan didn't see that one coming.
Kuomanen ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Khan takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Khan lands a nice looking body shot.
Kuomanen looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple. #T3#
Khan misses with a wild body shot.
Khan moves in looking to clinch but Kuomanen pushes him off.
Jab, jab by Khan - just one landing.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Kuomanen.
Kuomanen throws a looping overhand right but Khan ducks down to avoid it. #TD2#
Kuomanen closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Khan quickly recovers to half guard.
Kuomanen is keen to just control but Khan is a slippery customer.
Kuomanen sitting and controlling from the half guard.
Kuomanen trying to control the action but Khan is working from the bottom. #T4#
Khan tries to roll over but Kuomanen keeps him under control.#SUB2#
Kuomanen is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg. #SUB2#
Kuomanen is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Khan has managed to free his arm - good work.
Kuomanen performing his best blanket impression for a moment. #SUB2#
Khan is defending against the submission attempts here by Kuomanen.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Ahjo Kuomanen will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Ghengis Khan's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.#R2#
Kuomanen connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Jab by Khan.
Khan throws a hook but Kuomanen avoids it easily.
Kuomanen looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Khan throws a big shot that misses.
Kuomanen bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Kuomanen lands a right hook to the body.
Khan jabs Kuomanen to the body, keeping him at a distance.
A slow jab from Khan misses its intended target.
It seemed like Kuomanen was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Khan swings widly with a right hand
enabling Kuomanen to counter with a crisp jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Khan just misses with a punch to the body.
Kuomanen shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Khan as he avoids it easily.
Khan fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kuomanen manages to avoid it.
Khan swings for the body but Kuomanen moves out of range.
Kuomanen is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Khan with a body shot.
Kuomanen paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, 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!
Kuomanen gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Ghengis Khan is winning the standup battle so far.#T1#
Khan avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Khan misses with a wild body shot.
Kuomanen moves out of range of the strikes.#TD2#
Kuomanen drives through with a takedown into Khan's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Kuomanen throws a big right hand that misses.
Kuomanen landing some decent shots from guard.
Kuomanen throwing strikes from guard but Khan blocks nicely.
Kuomanen controls from within his opponent's guard.
Kuomanen pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Khan is keeping the position for now. #T2#
Kuomanen wants to control from the top but Khan keeps moving.
Kuomanen postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Khan tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Kuomanen working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Khan controls Kuomanen momentarily but Kuomanen frees himself.
If this pace continues, the referee will definitely step in and force a standup.
Kuomanen makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Kuomanen postures up. #T3#
Kuomanen's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Kuomanen stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Khan swivels though and keeps the full guard. #REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Kuomanen has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Khan finds it's way round the side to connect with Kuomanen's head.
Khan slips under a jab from Kuomanen.
Khan wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Kuomanen digs a good body shot into Khan's ribs.
Khan lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Khan misses with a hook. Kuomanen ducked under it nicely.
Kuomanen looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Kuomanen ducks under a wild hook from Khan.
Khan doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Kuomanen shoots in but Khan avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Kuomanen defending well as Khan loads up on a big left hand.
Kuomanen throws a body shot but no joy. #TD2#
Kuomanen changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Khan looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.#T4#
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kuomanen works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
Khan tries to buck Kuomanen off but Kuomanen is having none of it.
Kuomanen moving around in side mount but really he's just happy to control for now.
Kuomanen throws an elbow but Khan slips to the side and avoids it well.
Khan is not content to let Kuomanen control the position.
Kuomanen in side control, just content to control the action for now.
The strikes coming from Kuomanen are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Ahjo Kuomanen showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Ghengis Khan'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. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!#R3#
Kuomanen comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Khan sizes up Kuomanen with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Khan, as that shot connected.
Kuomanen slips under a jab from Khan.
Khan connects with a nice looking jab.
A telegraphed right hand from Kuomanen misses the target.
Kuomanen scores with a hook to the body. Khan takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Khan tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Kuomanen counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Khan moves out of range as Kuomanen strikes.
A swing and a miss from Kuomanen.
Khan connects with a good right hand that stumbles Kuomanen. Kuomanen circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Kuomanen moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.#CUT2#Ghengis Khan's cut is getting worse.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kuomanen slips a straight right by Khan.
Kuomanen is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Khan with a body shot.
Kuomanen walks into a straight right hand from Khan.
Kuomanen lands with a hook. Khan tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Khan lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Kuomanen bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Khan's head.
Ghengis Khan seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#T1#
Khan stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Khan wants it to stay on the feet.
A swing and a miss from Kuomanen.
Kuomanen connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Khan is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Khan throws a lazy uppercut
and Kuomanen counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Khan thinking.
Khan gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Kuomanen has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Khan with a hook.
Kuomanen swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Kuomanen misses with a looping left.
Kuomanen moves out of range as Khan strikes.
Kuomanen staying out of range there.
Kuomanen feints the counter takedown.
Kuomanen blocks a jab.
Kuomanen bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Kuomanen shoots in but Khan avoids the takedown attempt easily.
A little feinted left hand from Khan on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Kuomanen throws a looping overhand right but Khan ducks down to avoid it. #T2#
Khan throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A slow jab from Kuomanen misses its intended target.
Khan comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Khan stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kuomanen swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Khan misses with an uppercut. Kuomanen saw that one coming.
Kuomanen gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Khan stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Kuomanen darts in looking for a takedown but Khan gets double underhooks and turns Kuomanen into the cage.
Ghengis Khan has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ahjo Kuomanen.
Kuomanen moves out of range of the strikes.
Kuomanen takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Khan tries to clinch but Kuomanen is having none of it.
Kuomanen is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Khan with a body shot.
A lazy left from Kuomanen finds it's target.
Khan throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Khan misses with a straight left.
Kuomanen looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.#T3#
Khan looks to land a left hand but Kuomanen moved out of range nicely.
Kuomanen is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Khan throws the left hand but Kuomanen avoids the punch easily.
Khan throws an off balance right hand
and Kuomanen counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.#CUT2#Ghengis Khan's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.
Kuomanen has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Khan fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kuomanen manages to avoid it.
Khan throws a body shot but no joy.
Khan is looking to take this fight into the clinch.#TD2#
Excellent takedown into side control there by Kuomanen.
Khan tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Kuomanen wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Sloppy strikes there by Kuomanen.
Kuomanen advances nicely into full mount. #T4#
Kuomanen throwing shots from mount but they're not landing.
Kuomanen unloads with some shots from mount but Khan bucks and avoids them well.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Kuomanen looking to control but Khan is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Khan regains half guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kuomanen tries to pass the half guard into mount. Khan knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt. #SUB2#
Kuomanen is working for a kimura but Khan is defending it quite comfortably.
Ghengis Khan has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Kuomanen throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Ahjo Kuomanen.
I've got Kuomanen 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 Richard Clark scores the fight 27:30
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 28:30
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ahjo Kuomanen!

A victorious Ahjo Kuomanen thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.

 

Event: DMMA 193 Otori vs Kersikov     
Date:   May 14, 2023
#R1#
Kuomanen looks to land a right hand but Cortez moved out of range.
Kuomanen slips under a jab from Cortez.
Kuomanen takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Don Cortez seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Cortez ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kuomanen moves away.
Cortez looks to land a right hand but Kuomanen moved out of range.
Kuomanen uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Cortez.
Sloppy strikes from Cortez. Those never looked like landing.
Cortez throws a hook to the side of Kuomanen's head but Kuomanen sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Cortez misses with a hook to the body
enabling Kuomanen to counter with a crisp jab.
Kuomanen just misses with a punch to the body.
Kuomanen scores with a hook.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cortez throws a right and a left that Kuomanen avoids nicely.
Kuomanen missing with a left hand there. Cortez was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Kuomanen throws a good cross that connects.
Kuomanen gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Cortez bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.#T1#
Kuomanen fails with the takedown.
Kuomanen moves out of range of the strikes.
Cortez showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Kuomanen.
Cortez throws a combination that misses #CL2#
and Kuomanen counters by clinching up. #TD#
Kuomanen is fighting off a takedown attempt but Cortez is just too persistent for him and manages to trip Kuomanen to the mat. Kuomanen regains guard as soon as the fighters hit the mat.
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.
Cortez with a flurry of punches that miss.
Cortez wants to control from the top but Kuomanen keeps moving. #SUB2#
Kuomanen pushes a forearm under Cortez's chin to create some space. He's escaped his hips and pivoted quickly for an armbar! Can he extend the arm? Yes, Cortez is tapping out! Damn, that was fast!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Ahjo Kuomanen!
Ahjo Kuomanen decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.

 

Event: DMMA 184 Pinkman vs Bogachev     
Date:   Apr 12, 2023
#R1#
Jones throws a leg kick
enabling Kuomanen to counter with a crisp jab.
Jones tried to score with a low kick but Kuomanen checks it.
Kuomanen circles away from the clinch attempt
and Kuomanen counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Jones pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Jones throws a lazy head kick
and Kuomanen counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Kim Jones seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kuomanen fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#TD2#
Kuomanen closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Kuomanen lands in his opponent's guard.
Jones wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Jones's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.#T1#
Kuomanen pushes down on Jones's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Kuomanen thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Jones is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Jones is working hard here to advance position.
Kuomanen has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Kuomanen passes the guard and advances to mount!
BOOM! Kuomanen connects with a massive shot to the dome!
Jones is looking to improve his position but Kuomanen isn't that keen on the idea.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#SUB2#
Kuomanen is looking to secure an arm. He's managed it! He's pivoting for an armbar - that looks tight! But Jones has managed to get out of it and now he's in a dominant position. Nice work from Jones! #T2#
Jones looking to sit in guard and control but Kuomanen gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top. #REVB#
Jones is trying to control the position but Kuomanen postures up.
Kuomanen connects with a couple of short punches.
Kuomanen sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Jones's guard.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.#SUB#
Jones looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Jones trying to control but Kuomanen postures up.
Jones is trying to get back to full guard.
Jones is refusing to be controlled, as Kuomanen sits in half guard.
Kuomanen is controlling the pace. #T3#
Kuomanen is working hard to pass the guard. He's done it - he's now in full mount! Trouble for Jones!
Jones takes a big shot to the head but keeps on trying to improve his position.
Kuomanen unloading with bombs!
Kuomanen cracks Jones with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.
Jones tries to hold on but Kuomanen pushes him away.
Jones keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Kuomanen trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Jones is in all sorts of trouble here.
Kuomanen has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Jones's face. #T4#
Kuomanen postures up and cracks his opponent a couple of times before moving back into close ground control. Jones looks a forlorn figure.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kuomanen scoring with strikes but Jones is staying in there.
Kuomanen looking to control but Jones is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Kuomanen with a couple of short strikes.
Jones takes a big shot to the dome and his eyes have rolled back in his head! Kuomanen's killer instinct has kicked in as he finishes the fight with more strikes. Impressive finish.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:41 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Ahjo Kuomanen!
Ahjo Kuomanen bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.

 

Event: DMMA 173 Panda vs Schults 2     
Date:   Mar 08, 2023
#R1##CL2#
Vurris rushes Kuomanen and presses him up against the cage.
Vurris prevents a body shot from Kuomanen.
Kuomanen misses with a punch on the inside.
A short right from Vurris on the inside.
Kuomanen misses with a hook to the ribs.
Nice body punch from Kuomanen.
Kuomanen tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Vurris looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Kuomanen leaning his opponent against the cage.
Vurris scores with a knee to the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kuomanen is trying to break the clinch but Vurris has him pressed against the cage.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Kuomanen just misses with a elbow thrown towards Vurris's brow.
A nice right hand lands inside from Kuomanen.
Kuomanen swings away with an uppercut that misses. #T1#
Kuomanen scores with a shot to the side of Vurris's head.
Kuomanen gets through Vurris's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Kuomanen tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Vurris's elbow.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Kuomanen just misses with a elbow thrown towards Vurris's brow.
Vurris lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Kuomanen lands a body punch in the clinch.
Vurris looks winded!
A nice right hand lands inside from Kuomanen.
Kuomanen lands a nice shot to the body.
Kuomanen lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Kuomanen lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Kuomanen misses with a hook to the ribs.
Kuomanen misses with a punch on the inside.
Kuomanen swings away with an uppercut that misses. #T2#
Kuomanen avoiding damage.
Vurris is trying to break the clinch but Kuomanen is controlling him.
Kuomanen throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Vurriss head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kuomanen scores with a shot to the side of Vurris's head.
Vurris landing knees to the head.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Kuomanen.
Kuomanen swings wildly with an uppercut but Vurris uses good head movement to avoid it.
Vurris blocks a body shot from Kuomanen.
Kuomanen misses with a short punch on the inside.
Kuomanen scores with a shot to the side of Vurris's head.
A head punch on the inside from Kuomanen fails to land. #T3#
Kuomanen presses Vurris against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Vurris tries for a takedown but Kuomanen manages to get underhooks.
Kuomanen avoids the elbow strike from Vurris, against the cage.
Kuomanen gets underhooks to prevent Vurris's takedown attempt.
Kuomanen tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kuomanen tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Kuomanen blocks a body shot from Vurris.
Vurris blocking some punches. #BC#
Kuomanen breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Ahjo Kuomanen seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Vurris misses with a takedown attempt - Kuomanen sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Ahjo Kuomanen has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Vern Vurris.#CL2#
Vurris drives through and clinches with Kuomanen against the cage. #T4#
The referee calls for Kuomanen to work.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Kuomanen throws an elbow that misses.
Kuomanen misses with the head strike.
Kuomanen throws a head punch that misses.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Kuomanen just misses with a elbow thrown towards Vurris's brow. #TD2#
Vurris lands a takedown into guard. #SUB#
Kuomanen is looking to cinch up a triangle. Vurris throws the leg off to one side though and gets in tight to Kuomanen's body to avoid the submission. Kuomanen has instead reached around Vurris's neck and now has a guillotine! Oh, this is biiiig trouble! Kuomanen arches his back and squeezes and forces the tap from his hapless opponent.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Ahjo Kuomanen!
After the fight, Ahjo Kuomanen was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.

 

Event: DMMA Wednesday Warfare 2     
Date:   Jan 25, 2023
#R1#
Kuomanen throws the left hand but Sulekov avoids the punch easily.
Sulekov connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Kuomanen momentarily.
Kuomanen scores with a jab to the jaw.
Kuomanen misses with a hook. Sulekov ducked under it nicely.
A countering left hand to the body from Sulekov misses.
Sulekov misses with a hook.
The fighters circling - Sulekov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Sulekov misses with a hook. Kuomanen ducked under it nicely.
Sulekov takes a swing at Kuomanen's ribcage but misses.
Kuomanen misses with a two punch combination.
A telegraphed right hand from Kuomanen misses the target.
Sulekov scores with a hook.
Sulekov swings away with a body shot that misses
and Kuomanen counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head. #CUT#It looks like Damar Sulekov has been cut.
Sulekov throws a shot to the body.
Damar Sulekov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Sulekov scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kuomanen throws a hard body shot but it just misses. #TD2#
Sulekov scores with a takedown into Kuomanen's guard.
Kuomanen is trying to control the position from the bottom. #T1#
Sulekov trying to control the position from guard on top but Kuomanen is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kuomanen controls Sulekov momentarily but Sulekov frees himself.
Kuomanen keeping moving, preventing Sulekov from controlling successfully.
Sulekov engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Sulekov trying to control but Kuomanen is working from the bottom.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#T2#
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.#SUB#
Kuomanen working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Sulekov doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Sulekov manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Sulekov has been taking part in the yoga sessions down at The Rubber Guard Emporium. Presumably he's going to look for a slick submission... Or maybe he's looking to avoid one.
Sulekov is working Kuomanen over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Sulekov keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Kuomanen's head.#SUB#
Kuomanen is working actively from the bottom, looking for submissions. He's escaped his hips to the side and he's going for an armbar! Sulekov has his hands clasped together but Kuomanen extends and breaks Sulekov's desperate grasp, forcing a tap out due to armbar! Nice BJJ displayed there by Kuomanen.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:48 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Ahjo Kuomanen!
Ahjo Kuomanen bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.

 

Event: DMMA 159 Unfinished Business 2     
Date:   Dec 31, 2022
#R1#
Kuomanen lands a really nice looking cross but Carosella seems unphased. #CUT2#It looks like Guido Carosella has been cut.
Carosella takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Carosella looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Carosella showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Kuomanen.
Kuomanen lands a right hook to the body.
Kuomanen lands a body shot. #CL2#
Kuomanen darts in and clinches Carosella up against the cage.
Kuomanen prevents Carosella from breaking the clinch.
Kuomanen prevents Carosella from breaking the clinch.
Kuomanen works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
A short left from Kuomanen. #TD#
Carosella pulls guard successfully.
Kuomanen cracks Carosella with a solid left hand.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Carosella working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Kuomanen.
Kuomanen controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling. #T1#
Kuomanen preventing the sweep.
Carosella has momentary wrist control but Kuomanen slips an elbow through the middle.
Kuomanen is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.#SUB#
Carosella escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Kuomanen gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Kuomanen slips nicely into half guard.#SUB2#
Kuomanen is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Carosella sees it coming and defends easily.
Carosella tries to roll over but Kuomanen keeps him under control.#SUB#
Carosella looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Kuomanen looking to pass the half guard. Not this time. #T2#
Kuomanen is controlling the pace.
Kuomanen is keen to just control but Carosella is a slippery customer.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kuomanen drops an elbow to the side of Carosella's head. #SUB#
Carosella is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Kuomanen pulls his head out easily.
Kuomanen lands strikes from half guard.
Kuomanen controlling the action here. #SUB#
Carosella actively working from the bottom here.#SUB#
Carosella looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.#T3#
Carosella has a hand on Kuomanen's thigh, trying to get back to full guard. Kuomanen takes advantage of the position though and mounts him!
Carosella wants to control but Kuomanen is having none of it.
Carosella is in a horrible position here. Kuomanen smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
Kuomanen looking to control and managing it successfully.
Kuomanen cracks Carosella with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.
Kuomanen controlling the pace for now.
Kuomanen lands with some vicious ground and pound - can Carosella hang on?
Carosella regains half guard.
Kuomanen is trying to control. Carosella wants to improve his position but can't escape this time. #T4#
Kuomanen content to control rather than advance.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kuomanen drops an elbow to the side of Carosella's head.
Carosella is trying to control but can't.
Kuomanen looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Carosella with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Carosella tries to get to full guard but Kuomanen has control of the leg.
Kuomanen is keen to just control but Carosella is a slippery customer.
Kuomanen wants to pass the guard but Carosella is defending well.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Carosella tries to get to full guard but Kuomanen has control of the leg. #SUB#
Carosella looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Kuomanen is taking a breather. Carosella 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.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Ahjo Kuomanen dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Guido Carosella'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#
Carosella looks to land a left hand but Kuomanen moved out of range nicely.
Carosella throws a sloppy body shot
and Carosella takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles. #TD2#
Kuomanen bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
Carosella tries to buck Kuomanen off but Kuomanen is having none of it.
Kuomanen is looking to take a break and control but Carosella is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Carosella is looking to regain half guard here but Kuomanen keeps moving and retains side control.
Sloppy strikes there by Kuomanen.
Kuomanen lands some shots froms side control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kuomanen working away.
Carosella is not content to let Kuomanen control the position.
Kuomanen remains in side control and seems content to stay there. It's a versatile position from which he can work both strikes and submissions, whilst maintaining that control, so maybe he'll sit here for a while. #T1#
Kuomanen lands some shots froms side control.
Kuomanen in side control, throwing shots but Carosella defends.
Kuomanen remains in side control and seems content to stay there. It's a versatile position from which he can work both strikes and submissions, whilst maintaining that control, so maybe he'll sit here for a while.
Carosella sneaks back into half guard.
Kuomanen trying to control the pace.
Ahjo Kuomanen has got the better of the ground game so far.
Carosella is trying to get back to full guard.
Well, if Kuomanen is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait. #T2#
Kuomanen wants to take a breather but Carosella is having none of it.
Kuomanen moves nicely into side control.
Kuomanen trying to control the position but Carosella is working away.
Carosella wants to control but Kuomanen postures up.
Carosella trying to remain calm as Kuomanen controls from the top position.
Kuomanen creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Carosella sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
Kuomanen wants to lay and pray for a moment but Carosella keeps working.
Kuomanen is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
Carosella can't do much from the bottom here. #T3#
Kuomanen moving around in side mount but really he's just happy to control for now.
Carosella sneaks back into half guard.
Kuomanen lands strikes from half guard.
Kuomanen is looking to take a break and control but Carosella is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Carosella is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though. #SUB#
Carosella looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Carosella trying to get back to full guard but Kuomanen takes advantage of the position and moves to full mount!
Kuomanen wants to control the pace but Carosella is squirming around nicely. #T4#
Carosella is in a horrible position here. Kuomanen smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
Kuomanen looking to control but Carosella is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Carosella is working to get back to half guard.
Kuomanen scores with a couple of good head shots there.
Kuomanen can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Carosella is looking to escape.
Kuomanen has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Carosella is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Ahjo Kuomanen showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Guido Carosella's cut.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!#R3#
Carosella takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Carosella walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
A big left from Kuomanen misses.
Kuomanen's jab looks to have found its range, popping Carosella under the eye.
Kuomanen takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Kuomanen keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Carosella's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Kuomanen connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Carosella scrambles back to his feet.
Carosella pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Kuomanen back to the cage. Carosella follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
Carosella keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Carosella takes a swing at Kuomanen's ribcage but misses.
Kuomanen waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Carosella.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Kuomanen dips to his left and cracks Carosella with an uppercut!#CUT2#Guido Carosella's cut is getting worse.
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!
Carosella walks straight into a right hand from Kuomanen - that's dropped him! Kuomanen jumps into mount and starts pounding away - can he finish?! More strikes go undefended and the referee has to dive in to save Carosella from any more punishment! Carosella complains about the stoppage but falls over as he tries to stand back up, so it was clearly a good stoppage.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:58 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Ahjo Kuomanen!
Ahjo Kuomanen decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.

 

Event: DMMA Friday Night Fights XIII     
Date:   Nov 11, 2022
#R1#
Gray tries to clinch up.
Gray tries to clinch up.
Kuomanen swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Kuomanen lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Gray circles away quickly and effectively.
Gray misses with a takedown attempt
and Kuomanen counters with a nice uppercut. #TD#
Kuomanen gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Gray to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Gray is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Gray trying to control the position from guard on top but Kuomanen is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #SUB2#
Gray avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gray throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent. #SUB2#
Kuomanen looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Gray looking to pass the guard. #T1#
Kuomanen working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Gray.
Kuomanen keeping full guard, as Gray tries to pass. #SUB2#
Kuomanen is looking for a triangle but Gray pushes his legs off easily. #SUB2#
Kuomanen working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Gray has passed into half guard!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kuomanen wants to improve his position but Gray is controlling well.
Gray is nestled in close to Kuomanen, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.#SUB#
Gray is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Kuomanen defends it well.
Kuomanen wants to control but Gray is keeping busy and won't allow it. #T2#
Kuomanen keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Gray trying to control the action but Kuomanen is working from the bottom.
Gray missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Kuomanen is looking for a sweep. Gray is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.#SUB2#
Kuomanen is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Gray pulls his head out easily.
Kuomanen trying to control here.
Gray thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Gray seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Kuomanen wants to get back to full guard.#T3##SUB2#
Kuomanen actively working from the bottom here.
Gray is trying to control the action in half guard but Kuomanen is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Gray sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Kuomanen defending well though. #SUB2#
Kuomanen looking for submissions off his back.
Gray wants to pass the guard but Kuomanen is defending well.
Kuomanen wants to control but Gray is keeping busy.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
Gray wants to free his trapped foot but Kuomanen is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Gray wants to control but Kuomanen is keeping him busy. #REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.#T4#
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Gray tries for a takedown but Kuomanen sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Kuomanen just misses with a punch to the body.
Gray takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Kuomanen throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
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.
The fight stays on the outside here - Gray looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Kuomanen defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Gray.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hector Gray. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Gray fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Kuomanen throws a jab when Gray was well out of range.
Kuomanen cracks Gray with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Gray shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Kuomanen defends it nicely.
Kuomanen looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Gray looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Kuomanen swings for the body but Gray moves out of range. #TD#
Kuomanen tries to sprawl but Gray drives through with a takedown into half guard.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Ahjo Kuomanen will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!#R2#
Gray ducks under a wild hook from Kuomanen.#TD#
Gray manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Kuomanen on his heels. He'll look to pass Kuomanen's guard now, I'm sure.#SUB2#
Kuomanen has his foot on Gray's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Gray works his way back into a safe position though.
Gray looking to pass the guard.
Gray looking to sit in guard and control but Kuomanen gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top. #REVB#
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kuomanen postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Gray is trying to keep Kuomanen in close.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gray can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Kuomanen controls the pace.
Gray trying to control the position.
Kuomanen 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. #T1#
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.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Kuomanen's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Gray trying to control the position.
Kuomanen controlling from the top position.
Kuomanen postures up.
Kuomanen wants to control from the top but Gray keeps moving.
Gray lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.#REVR##T2##SUB2#
Kuomanen is looking for a triangle but Gray pushes his legs off easily.
Gray with a flurry of punches that miss. #SUB2#
Kuomanen is looking for a triangle but Gray pushes his legs off easily.
Gray works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Gray drops an elbow to the side of Kuomanen's head.
Kuomanen avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Gray.
Kuomanen is pressing down on Gray's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Gray missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Gray working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Gray won't allow Kuomanen to sweep him here.
Hector Gray overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.#T3#
Gray is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Gray trying to control the position from guard on top but Kuomanen is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Gray throwing strikes but missing.
Kuomanen is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Gray trying to control the position from guard on top but Kuomanen is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #SUB2#
Gray avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Gray tries to free his leg and advance position but Kuomanen is retaining full guard. #T4#
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Gray trying to control the position from guard on top but Kuomanen is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Gray has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.#TD#
Gray shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Kuomanen manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.
Gray trying to control the position from guard on top but Kuomanen is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kuomanen has his hands on Gray's head, controlling the position.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Gray is looking to work some ground and pound but Kuomanen has wrist control.
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 Hector Gray will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!#R3#
The fighters circle momentarily. Kuomanen darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Some wild striking there from Kuomanen.
Gray steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kuomanen.
Kuomanen swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Gray lands a nice looking body shot. #TD#
Gray scores with a takedown into Kuomanen's guard.#SUB2#
Kuomanen looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar. #SUB2#
Kuomanen had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Gray defends it easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gray is pushing down on Kuomanen's leg trying to pass to half guard. Kuomanen is fighting to maintain full guard but Gray has managed to sneak the leg through.
Kuomanen trying to hold on to Gray's head to control him but Gray postures up.
Gray working Kuomanen over with strikes. #T1#
Gray is taking a breather. Kuomanen 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.
Gray is trying to control. Kuomanen wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Kuomanen is pressing down on Gray's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Gray pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kuomanen is keeping the position for now.
Gray is fighting to break Kuomanen's control of his arms but Kuomanen is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Kuomanen looking to sweep here. No luck so far. #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.
Kuomanen keeping moving, preventing Gray from controlling successfully. #SUB2#
Kuomanen is looking for a triangle but Gray pushes his legs off easily. #SUB2#
Kuomanen is looking for a triangle but Gray pushes his legs off easily.
Kuomanen keeping moving, preventing Gray from controlling successfully.
Gray working some strikes from top position.
Gray looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Gray throws a big right hand that misses. #T3#
Gray 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.#TD#
Gray scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
Gray wants to control but Kuomanen is keeping him busy. #SUB2#
Kuomanen looking for submissions off his back.
Kuomanen slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.#SUB2#
Kuomanen is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Gray stays in close to Kuomanen's body and controls the position. #T4#
Gray looking to pass the guard.
Gray wants to control from the top but Kuomanen keeps moving.
Gray lands a couple of digs.
Gray throws a strike but Kuomanen rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top. #REVB#
Kuomanen stopping the sweep attempt from Gray.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Gray looking to control.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Gray is on top in guard. #REVR#

And that's the end of the fight!
Hector Gray showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Gray 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 Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 29:28
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Hector Gray!

A victorious Hector Gray thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
The defeated Ahjo Kuomanen had this to say: 'The Spectre is a heck of an opponent, this was a good battle! Great fight man, let's give it up and say thank you to the fans in the stands tonight!'.

 

Event: DMMA Friday Night Fights IX     
Date:   Sep 16, 2022
#R1#
Cortez takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Cortez has been working on his boxing with his coaches at kill or be killed F boring Fights in the buildup to the fight.
Cortez walks into a stiff left hand from Kuomanen.#CUT2#It looks like Don Cortez has been cut.
Kuomanen tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Cortez was well out of range. Poor timing from Kuomanen.
Cortez throws a right and a left that both miss.
Cortez lands a jab to Kuomanen's midsection.
Jab by Cortez.
Cortez moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Kuomanen fails with the takedown.
Cortez throws a right and a left that both miss.
Cortez keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Kuomanen.
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.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kuomanen swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Cortez lands a jab to the head.
Nice straight punches there by Cortez. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Cortez.
Cortez slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Good exchange - Cortez coming out on top.
Cortez throws the left hand but Kuomanen avoids the punch easily.
The fighters circling - Kuomanen throws out the jab but it was never going to land. #T1##TD2#
Kuomanen drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
Kuomanen tries to free his leg and advance position but Cortez is retaining full guard.
Kuomanen is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Kuomanen trying to control the position from guard on top but Cortez is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Cortez managing to control the position.
Kuomanen trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Kuomanen wants to control from the top but Cortez keeps moving.
Kuomanen trying to pass the guard. He's being very persistent here but Cortez manages to land a sweep and now he's on top! #REVR#
Cortez not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Cortez trying to control but Kuomanen is working from the bottom.
Kuomanen is trying to control the position but Cortez postures up. #T2##SUB2#
Kuomanen has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Cortez can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Kuomanen keeping moving, preventing Cortez from controlling successfully. #SUB2#
Kuomanen has his foot on Cortez's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Cortez works his way back into a safe position though.#SUB2#
Kuomanen has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Cortez can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Cortez forces his way into half guard.
Cortez landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Cortez lands a nice short elbow.
Cortez seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kuomanen is looking to improve his position.
Cortez slips a nice elbow through Kuomanen's hands, connecting with Kuomanen's forehead.#T3##SUB2#
Kuomanen looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.#SUB2#
Kuomanen actively working from the bottom here.
Cortez lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt. #SUB2#
Kuomanen looking for submissions off his back.
Kuomanen trying to control from the bottom. #SUB2#
Kuomanen actively working from the bottom here.
Cortez not doing much here.
Cortez lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt. #T4##SUB2#
Kuomanen actively working from the bottom here.#SUB2#
Kuomanen looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Cortez wants to control but Kuomanen is keeping him busy. #SUB2#
Kuomanen looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.#SUB2#
Kuomanen actively working from the bottom here.
Cortez is keen to just control but Kuomanen is a slippery customer.#SUB2#
Kuomanen looking for submissions off his back.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Don Cortez dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Don Cortez's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.#R2#
Kuomanen goes for a double leg but Cortez avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Cortez continues to drive forward.
Cortez throws a big counter combination but Kuomanen scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Kuomanen misses the jab.
Kuomanen takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
The fighters circle momentarily. Cortez darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Kuomanen swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Cortez fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Kuomanen tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Cortez paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Cortez swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Cortez is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Cortez swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Cortez throws a looping overhand right but Kuomanen ducks down to avoid it.
Kuomanen missing with a left hand there. Cortez was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Cortez misses with a double jab.
Kuomanen thows a left - swing and a miss!
As Kuomanen looks to move away, Cortez throws a big counter combo but Kuomanen just gets out of the way.
Cortez lands a nice shot to the body.
Cortez throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Don Cortez is winning the standup battle so far.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Cortez looks to land a combination. Kuomanen sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Cortez misses the jab.
Cortez is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Kuomanen can do to turn this around?
Kuomanen takes one on the chin but keeps coming. #T1#
Nice sprawl there from Cortez as Kuomanen shoots in.
Cortez throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Cortez keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Cortez comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Kuomanen misses with a straight left.
Cortez tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kuomanen was well out of range. Poor timing from Cortez.
Cortez throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Kuomanen showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Cortez.
Kuomanen is looking to clinch.
Cortez lands a jab.
Cortez looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Cortez throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Kuomanen avoids a punch combination nicely.
Kuomanen connects with the punch.#T2#
Cortez misses with a few strikes there.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Cortez keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Cortez scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Kuomanen doesn't seem bothered though.
Cortez fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kuomanen manages to avoid it.
Cortez looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Cortez throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kuomanen fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Cortez manages to avoid it.
Don Cortez is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Kuomanen scores with a punch to the head.
Cortez lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Kuomanen darts in looking for a takedown but Cortez gets double underhooks and turns Kuomanen into the cage.
Don Cortez has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ahjo Kuomanen.
Kuomanen lands with an overhand left.
Kuomanen misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Cortez.
A decent looking cross lands there for Kuomanen.
Cortez walks into a left hand.
Kuomanen misses with a hook. Cortez ducked under it nicely. #T3#
A shot to the body from Kuomanen misses
and Cortez counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Kuomanen throws a body punch but Cortez moves out of range.
Cortez feinted with a counter takedown.
Kuomanen misses with a right hand
and Cortez counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Kuomanen thinking.
Cortez drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Cortez throws a series of punches but Kuomanen avoids them all with ease.
Cortez lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Kuomanen circles away quickly and effectively.
Cortez misses with a body shot.
Cortez throws a jab but it's blocked by Kuomanen.
A decent looking cross lands there for Cortez.
Cortez moves away from the strike by Kuomanen.
Cortez is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Decent striking displayed by Kuomanen there.
A big right from Cortez misses.
Nice defenses there by Kuomanen.
Cortez will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Cortez loads up on a big right hand but Kuomanen slips the punch.#T4#
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!
Kuomanen avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Kuomanen has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Cortez finds it's way round the side to connect with Kuomanen's head.
Cortez uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Kuomanen has time to react.
Cortez lands a jab to the nose.
Kuomanen dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
A combination from Cortez does no damage.
Kuomanen swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Cortez is looking to counter punch.
Kuomanen misses with a right hand #TD#
and Cortez counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground. #SUB2#
Kuomanen is looking for a triangle but Cortez pushes his legs off easily. #SUB2#
Kuomanen is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Cortez defends well.
Kuomanen is breathing heavily.
Cortez controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.#SUB2#
Kuomanen working for a triangle but Cortez defends it easily.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Don Cortez dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Don Cortez's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!#R3#
Kuomanen takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Kuomanen swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A quick step to the side and Cortez tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kuomanen throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Cortez misses with an uppercut.
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 tests Kuomanen's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Cortez uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Kuomanen.
Cortez ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kuomanen swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Cortez misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kuomanen.
Kuomanen shoots in looking for a takedown but Cortez manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Kuomanen's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Kuomanen connects with a nice looking jab.
Cortez throws a series of punches but Kuomanen avoids them all with ease.
As Cortez backs off Kuomanen throws a huge counter combo but Cortez manages to avoid it all.
Cortez cracks Kuomanen with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.#T1#
A telegraphed right hand from Kuomanen misses the target.
Kuomanen slips a straight right by Cortez.
Cortez ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kuomanen moves away.
Cortez throws a body shot but no joy.
Cortez connects with a body shot.
Kuomanen takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Cortez drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Cortez throws a big shot that misses.
Kuomanen takes one to the side of the head.
Kuomanen will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Kuomanen showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Cortez.
Kuomanen is looking to clinch.
Cortez swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
A swing and a miss from Cortez.
Kuomanen jabbing away but nothing is landing. #T2#
Kuomanen takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Kuomanen bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Cortez's head backwards.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A big right from Cortez misses.
Cortez throws a nice looking combination but Kuomanen bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Cortez moves into range and connects with a jab.
Kuomanen looks to land a left hand but Cortez moved out of range nicely.
Cortez misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kuomanen.
Kuomanen swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Cortez takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Kuomanen misses the jab.
Kuomanen throws a lazy uppercut
and Cortez counters with a one-two to the body.
Cortez swinging wildly here.
Kuomanen tests Cortez's chin there with a solid looking shot.#T3#
Cortez cracks Kuomanen with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Cortez smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Cortez misses with a hook. Kuomanen ducked under it nicely.
Good shot there by Cortez.#ROC#Kuomanen is rocked!
Kuomanen is aggressively charging in as Cortez backs up avoiding any damage. Cortez tosses out a jab and Kuomanen runs right into it face first! Kuomanen is out cold! Cortez dropped down on all fours and is barking in Kuomanen's face like a pit bull in celebration until the ref was finally able to pull him away!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:27 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Don Cortez!
Don Cortez decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.

 

Event: DMMA 128 Contreiras Vs Bol     
Date:   Aug 06, 2022
#R1#
Kuomanen connects with the punch.#CL#
Kuomanen moves into the clinch successfully.
Kuomanen lands a right hand.
Kuomanen on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Kuomanen throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
A short right from Kuomanen.
Silva looks winded!
Silva throws a punch but it's blocked by Kuomanen.
Silva tries to throw a body punch but Kuomanen avoids it by throwing Silva back against the cage.
Kuomanen lands a shoulder strike. #TD#
Kuomanen gets a nice trip takedown into half guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Well, if Kuomanen is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait. #SUB#
Kuomanen is trying to work for a kimura but Silva is defending well.
Kuomanen wants to lay and pray for a moment but Silva keeps working.
Kuomanen is really struggling to control Silva but he's trying to hold on to the position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#SUB#
Kuomanen seems to be working for a kimura but Silva defends the submission attempt.#T1##SUB#
Kuomanen maintaining the dominant position here and is working for a kimura. He's locked it up! Silva could be in real trouble here! He's trying to wriggle out but Kuomanen has cracked it and Silva is screaming in pain - he's tapped out! Great finish by Kuomanen!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:24 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Ahjo Kuomanen!

 

Event: DMMA 120 Kofel vs Risin     
Date:   Jul 09, 2022
#R1#
A cross from Kuomanen lands.
Ahjo Kuomanen seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Tannenbaum throws a head kick that half lands.
Kuomanen throws a jab but it's blocked by Tannenbaum.
Tannenbaum is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Kuomanen with a body shot.
Tannenbaum uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Kuomanen.
Kuomanen missing with a left hand there. Tannenbaum was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Kuomanen tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Tannenbaum was well out of range. Poor timing from Kuomanen.
Tannenbaum misses with a low kick.
Kuomanen ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Tannenbaum moves away.
Tannenbaum lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Tannenbaum moves out of range as Kuomanen strikes.
Tannenbaum uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Kuomanen.
Tannenbaum digs a good hook to Kuomanen's body.
Kuomanen connects with a body shot.
Donk. Kuomanen catches Tannenbaum right on the button with a cross.#CUT#It looks like Klaus Tannenbaum has been cut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kuomanen takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Kuomanen scores to the head and body with a nice combination!#T1#
Kuomanen just misses with a punch to the body.
Kuomanen moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromTannenbaum.
Tannenbaum scores with a nice strike.
A slow jab from Kuomanen misses its intended target.
Kuomanen misses with a jab to the body
and Tannenbaum counters with a leg kick.
Tannenbaum scoring well with a low kick there.
Kuomanen misses with a hook
and Tannenbaum counters with a left to the body.
Kuomanen looks to land a right hand but Tannenbaum moved out of range.
Tannenbaum throws a head kick that misses.
Kuomanen throws the left hand but Tannenbaum avoids the punch easily.
Kuomanen swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Tannenbaum throws a shot to the body.
A left and a right from Kuomanen both land. Nice combination.
Kuomanen is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Tannenbaum.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kuomanen misses with a hook to the body
and Tannenbaum makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.#T2#
Tannenbaum swings for the body but Kuomanen moves out of range.
Tannenbaum is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Kuomanen rather than just go for the knockout.
Kuomanen lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Tannenbaum backs up against the cage.
Tannenbaum moves out of range as Kuomanen strikes.
Tannenbaum throws a nice head kick!
Kuomanen moves into range and connects with a jab.
Tannenbaum throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A shot to the body from Kuomanen misses
and Tannenbaum counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Tannenbaum throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Kuomanen catches Tannenbaum with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Kuomanen pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Good leg kick by Tannenbaum.
Kuomanen lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Tannenbaum scores with a leg kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Kuomanen misses the target. #T3#
Tannenbaum tries a head kick but it misses.
A solid leg kick lands there for Tannenbaum.
Kuomanen swings widly with a right hand
and Tannenbaum counters with a left and a right that stings Kuomanen.
Kuomanen looks to land a combination but Tannenbaum avoids it well.
Tannenbaum slips under a jab from Kuomanen.
Tannenbaum misses with a hook.
Kuomanen connects with a right hand. Tannenbaum shakes it off.
Kuomanen chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Tannenbaum can pounce on him.
Tannenbaum connects with a body shot.
Kuomanen throws a poor cross that misses
and Tannenbaum counters with a two punch combo.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kuomanen throws a right hand that misses
and Tannenbaum counters with a thumping low kick.
A slow jab from Kuomanen misses its intended target.
Kuomanen with a nice cross.
Tannenbaum lands a really nice looking cross but Kuomanen seems unphased. #T4#
Tannenbaum pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Kuomanen takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Kuomanen throws a jab when Tannenbaum was well out of range.
Tannenbaum doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Kuomanen avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Kuomanen is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Kuomanen throws a right hand that misses
and Tannenbaum counters with a nice body shot.
Tannenbaum fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Kuomanen on the side of the head.
A shot to the liver by Tannenbaum. Beautiful body shot.
Tannenbaum ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Kuomanen misses with a hook.
Tannenbaum swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Kuomanen swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kuomanen. Tannenbaum does a little dance to reset his feet.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Tannenbaum punishes Kuomanen's body with a nice straight punch.
Kuomanen throws a body shot but no joy.
Tannenbaum fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Klaus Tannenbaum will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Klaus Tannenbaum's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!#R2#
Kuomanen throws a combination that misses
and Tannenbaum counters with a straight right hand.
Tannenbaum scores with a hook to the body. Kuomanen takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Tannenbaum misses with a body shot.
Kuomanen will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
No joy there for Tannenbaum, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Kuomanen tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Tannenbaum was well out of range. Poor timing from Kuomanen.
Tannenbaum is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Kuomanen swinging wildly here.
Tannenbaum moves out of range as Kuomanen strikes.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tannenbaum punishes Kuomanen's body with a nice straight punch.
Tannenbaum throws a nice head kick!
A swing and a miss from Kuomanen.
Tannenbaum is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Tannenbaum ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Tannenbaum scores with a shot to the body. #T1#
Tannenbaum defending well as Kuomanen loads up on a big left hand.
Tannenbaum looks to score with a jab to the body but Kuomanen is just out of range.
Tannenbaum has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Kuomanen finds it's way round the side to connect with Tannenbaum's head.
Kuomanen misses the jab.
Kuomanen lands with a right hand.
Tannenbaum takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Tannenbaum tries a head kick but it misses.
Kuomanen misses with a straight right.
Kuomanen misses with a hook
letting Tannenbaum counter with a right hand.
Tannenbaum connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Kuomanen misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Tannenbaum.
Tannenbaum ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Kuomanen throws a hook but Tannenbaum avoids it easily.#T2#
Kuomanen waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Tannenbaum.
Klaus Tannenbaum seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Tannenbaum misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
The step up in weight doesn't seem to be a problem for Tannenbaum. He's performing admirably here against the bigger man.
Tannenbaum on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
No joy there for Kuomanen, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Tannenbaum steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kuomanen.
Tannenbaum takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Tannenbaum walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Kuomanen swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Tannenbaum slips under a jab from Kuomanen.
Kuomanen is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Tannenbaum digs a good hook to Kuomanen's body.
Kuomanen lands with an uppercut that bounces Tannenbaum off the cage and back into range.
Tannenbaum throws a right hand that Kuomanen ducks under and follows up with a left that Kuomanen also avoids with ease.
Kuomanen rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Tannenbaum counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Kuomanen thinking. #T3#
Kuomanen jabs at Tannenbaum's body.
Tannenbaum slips under a jab.
Tannenbaum is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Kuomanen with a body shot.
Tannenbaum scores with a crisp jab that stopped Kuomanen in his tracks.
Tannenbaum scores with a crisp jab that stopped Kuomanen in his tracks.
Kuomanen throws the left hand but Tannenbaum avoids the punch easily.
Tannenbaum throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Tannenbaum rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Kuomanen moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Tannenbaum lands with a slapping head kick.
Kuomanen misses with an uppercut
and Tannenbaum counters with a nice leg kick.
Kuomanen misses with a right hand
and Tannenbaum counters with a leg kick.
Kuomanen throws a lazy uppercut
and Tannenbaum counters with a good low kick that Kuomanen was not able to check.
Kuomanen misses with an uppercut. Tannenbaum saw that one coming.
Kuomanen takes a swing at Tannenbaum's ribcage but misses.
Tannenbaum takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.#T4#
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Tannenbaum chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Kuomanen takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Kuomanen is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Tannenbaum thuds a left hand into Kuomanen's body.
Tannenbaum ducks under a wild hook from Kuomanen.
Kuomanen lands a body shot.
Tannenbaum misses with a double jab.
Kuomanen throws a body punch but Tannenbaum moves out of range.
Tannenbaum dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Tannenbaum tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Tannenbaum lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Tannenbaum walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Kuomanen keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Tannenbaum throws a head kick that Kuomanen semi-blocks.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Klaus Tannenbaum showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Klaus Tannenbaum'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. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!#R3#
Kuomanen avoids the head kick by Tannenbaum.
Kuomanen throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kuomanen throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kuomanen looks to land a right hand but Tannenbaum moved out of range.
Kuomanen throws a hook but Tannenbaum blocks it.
Kuomanen tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Tannenbaum was well out of range. Poor timing from Kuomanen.
Kuomanen misses with a looping left.
Kuomanen misses with a body punch
and Tannenbaum counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Kuomanen throws a hook to the side of Tannenbaum's head but Tannenbaum sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tannenbaum lands with a shot to the body.
Kuomanen takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
A big right from Kuomanen misses.
Tannenbaum doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Kuomanen swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Kuomanen throws a lazy uppercut
and Tannenbaum counters with a good low kick that Kuomanen was not able to check. #T1#
Tannenbaum lands a head kick. Kuomanen smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Tannenbaum throws a combination. Kuomanen tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
A big right from Kuomanen misses.
Kuomanen misses with a hook
and Tannenbaum counters with a straight right hand.
Kuomanen misses with a wild body shot.
Tannenbaum shapes to counter with a head kick.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Tannenbaum jabs at Kuomanen's body.
A head kick misses from Tannenbaum.
Tannenbaum connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Kuomanen momentarily.
Kuomanen misses with a jab to the body
and Tannenbaum counters with a head kick.
Tannenbaum dips down and scores with a jab 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!
Kuomanen looks to throw the jab but Tannenbaum is out of range.
Kuomanen fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Tannenbaum throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd. #T2#
Kuomanen misses with a hook to the body
and Tannenbaum counters with a straight right hand.
Tannenbaum dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Kuomanen misses with a hook
and Tannenbaum counters with a one-two to the body.
Kuomanen misses with a straight right.
Tannenbaum tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kuomanen was well out of range. Poor timing from Tannenbaum.
Kuomanen waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Tannenbaum.
Tannenbaum lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Donk. Tannenbaum catches Kuomanen right on the button with a cross.
Kuomanen missing with a left hand there. Tannenbaum was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A nice side step and Tannenbaum releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Kuomanen rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
letting Tannenbaum counter with a right hand.
Tannenbaum connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Kuomanen uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Tannenbaum.
Tannenbaum ducks under a wild hook from Kuomanen.#T3#
Kuomanen looks to land a left hand but Tannenbaum moved out of range nicely.
Kuomanen ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Tannenbaum moves away.
Tannenbaum closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Tannenbaum lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Kuomanen throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Tannenbaum counters with a two punch combo. #ROC2#Kuomanen is rocked!
Tannenbaum connects with a jab and follows up with a big overhand right! Oh that's hurt Kuomanen! He's out on his feet! Tannenbaum rushes in and drops Kuomanen with another big right hand, forcing the referee to stop the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:31 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Klaus Tannenbaum!
A very excited looking Klaus Tannenbaum rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.

 

Event: Bellicose 87     
Date:   Apr 17, 2022
#R1#
Kuomanen checks a leg kick nicely.
Kuomanen blocks a jab.
Mfer throws a poor cross that misses
and Kuomanen cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Kuomanen blocks a jab.
Kuomanen slips a jab and a cross from Mfer.
Mfer throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Mfer misses the jab.
A nice side step and Kuomanen releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Mfer misses the shot to the body.
Kuomanen keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mfer throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Kuomanen counters with a solid body kick.
Mfer lands with a cross.
Some bone on bone action there as Kuomanen checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Kuomanen was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Mfer misses with an uppercut
and Kuomanen counters with a lovely shot to the body.#T1#
Kuomanen throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Mfer stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Mfer takes a swing at Kuomanen's ribcage but misses.
A nice side step and Kuomanen releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
We've been hearing reports that Mfer has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Mfer throws a lazy uppercut
and Kuomanen counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Mfer is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Kuomanen.
Kuomanen let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Mfer waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Kuomanen.
We've been informed that Kuomanen 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.
Kuomanen uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Mfer.
Mfer misses the body punch
and Kuomanen counters with a stiff right hand.
Mfer lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Mfer cracks Kuomanen with an open hand slap.
Mfer throws a big shot that misses.
Mfer finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Kuomanen takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Kuomanen misses with a hook.#T2#
Mfer connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kuomanen blocks a leg kick.
The fighters circling - Mfer throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Mfer rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Kuomanen cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Mfer swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Kuomanen counters with a stiff right hand.
Mfer throws a wild body kick that Kuomanen sees coming a mile off.
Mfer tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kuomanen was well out of range. Poor timing from Mfer.
Kuomanen counters with a body kick.
A swing and a miss from Mfer.
Kuomanen showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Mfer.
Kuomanen stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Mfer.#T3#
Kuomanen blocks a head kick by Mfer.
Mfer throws an off balance right hand
enabling Kuomanen to counter with a crisp jab.
Mfer misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kuomanen.
Kuomanen takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Mfer misses with a body shot.
Jab from Mfer.
Mfer connects with the punch.
Mfer with a hook.
Mfer throws a nice outside leg kick.
A lazy body kick from Mfer
and Kuomanen counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
A shot to the body from Mfer misses
and Mfer takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles. #T4#
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!
Mfer swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Mfer tries to land a leg kick but Kuomanen saw it coming and moves away.
Kuomanen is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Mfer with a body shot.
Kuomanen displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Mfer throws out the jab.
Mfer fakes the leg kick and cracks Kuomanen in the body.
Mfer jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Mfer throws a nice inside leg kick.
Mfer misses with an uppercut. Kuomanen saw that one coming.
Kuomanen only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Some wild striking there from Mfer.
Mfer dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Kuomanen looks winded!
Mfer throws a big shot that misses.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Isopaa Mfer 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#
Kuomanen avoids the body shot from Mfer.
Mfer throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Kuomanen sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Isopaa Mfer seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kuomanen uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Mfer.
Kuomanen replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Mfer blocks it well.
Mfer cracks Kuomanen with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Mfer tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Kuomanen throws a nice inside leg kick.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Mfer, as that shot connected. #ROC#Kuomanen is rocked!
Mfer steps in with a hook that catches Kuomanen right on the chin and knocks him to the floor! Mfer follows him down with more strikes and that's all she wrote! Kuomanen looks absolutely devastated.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:40 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Isopaa Mfer!
Isopaa Mfer made sure to mention his sponsor, Arcticus University: London in his post fight interview.

 

Event: Bellicose 81     
Date:   Mar 20, 2022
#R1#
Mfer pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
A slow jab from Mfer misses its intended target.
Mfer moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromKuomanen.
Mfer pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Kuomanen follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Kuomanen gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Mfer fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Kuomanen looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Mfer swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Kuomanen is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Mfer will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Kuomanen lands with an overhand left.
Mfer takes a swing at Kuomanen's ribcage but misses.
Murska Mfer seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#CL2#
Mfer tries to keep at a distance but Kuomanen has taken the fight into the clinch.
Mfer misses with a shot to the kidneys.
The referee calls for Mfer to work.
Mfer softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Mfer throws a punch but it's blocked by Kuomanen. #T1#
Mfer has a couple of punches blocked by Kuomanen.
I was talking to Mfer's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Mfer working aggressively here.
Kuomanen looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Kuomanen effectively controlling the action here.
Mfer misses with the head strike.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Mfer.
Kuomanen stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Mfer misses with a body punch.
Nice body punch from Kuomanen - that landed with a thud.
Mfer misses with a hook from the clinch.
Kuomanen dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Kuomanen has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Mfer seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Kuomanen can turn it around.
Kuomanen is trying to maintain a safe position but Mfer gets an underhook and turns Kuomanen into the cage.
Kuomanen leaning his opponent against the cage.
Mfer lands a nice uppercut.#T2#
The referee is keeping an eye on Kuomanen - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Kuomanen lands with a right to the head.
Kuomanen blocking some punches.
Mfer tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Mfer working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Mfer scores with a nice hook to the head.
Kuomanen stalling against the cage.
Mfer fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Mfer misses with some punches.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kuomanen struggles to land a body shot inside as Mfer controls his hands.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Mfer.
Mfer misses with a body punch.
Kuomanen tries a body shot but Mfer blocks it.
A head punch on the inside from Kuomanen fails to land. #T3#
Mfer digs a right hand into Kuomanen's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Kuomanen's gas tank.
Mfer cracks Kuomanen with a nice body shot.
Kuomanen looks winded!
Mfer misses with a body punch.
Mfer misses with some punches.
Mfer tries to throw a body punch but Kuomanen avoids it by throwing Mfer back against the cage.
Mfer misses with a hook from the clinch.
Kuomanen lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Mfer or not.
Mfer can't find room to land a body shot as Kuomanen controls the action.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Mfer as Kuomanen tries to tie him up.
Kuomanen's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Mfer swings wildly with an uppercut but Kuomanen uses good head movement to avoid it.
Mfer swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A nice left hand lands by Mfer.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Mfer struggles to land a body shot inside as Kuomanen controls his hands. #T4#
Mfer tries to throw a body punch but Kuomanen avoids it by throwing Mfer back against the cage.
Kuomanen misses with a short punch on the inside.
Mfer lands a hook that snaps the head of Kuomanen backwards.
Mfer lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Kuomanen backwards.
Kuomanen doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Mfer lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Kuomanen takes a shot to the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kuomanen looking to slow down the pace here.
Mfer being controlled against the cage.
A short right from Mfer.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Kuomanen.
Still in the clinch, Mfer scores with a nice short uppercut.
Mfer throws a punch but it's blocked by Kuomanen.
Kuomanen gets through Mfer's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A short left from Mfer.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Murska Mfer 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#
Mfer scores with a body shot.
Kuomanen misses with a body kick.
Kuomanen throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Mfer.
Kuomanen tries to land a leg kick but Mfer saw it coming and moves away.
Kuomanen misses with a kick to the body.
Mfer looked to counter with a high kick but didn't commit.
Mfer lands with a kick to the ribs. #CL#
Mfer drives through and clinches with Kuomanen against the cage.
Mfer lands a nice shot to the body.
Kuomanen looking to slow down the pace here.
Mfer throws a punch but it's blocked by Kuomanen.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mfer scores with a shoulder strike.
Mfer lands a shot to the body.
Mfer stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Kuomanen is breathing heavily.
A right handed body shot lands from Mfer.
Mfer lands with a right to the head. #T1#
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Mfer misses with some punches.
A nice right hand lands inside from Mfer.
Mfer misses with the head strike.
Mfer pushes Kuomanen back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Mfer stalling.
Mfer has Kuomanen pressed against the cage.
Mfer fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Kuomanen blocks an uppercut.
Kuomanen throws a punch but it's blocked by Mfer.
Mfer tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Murska Mfer has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Mfer misses with a short punch on the inside.
Mfer working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Mfer blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Mfer lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Mfer tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Mfer avoids the elbow strike from Kuomanen, against the cage. #T2#
Mfer lands with a light punch inside.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Mfer. #ROC#Kuomanen is rocked!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Mfer pushes Kuomanen against the cage. Mfer is working some dirty boxing. Mfer pushes off with a quick right hook! Kuomanen goes down! Kuomanen tries to stand but stumbles back to his kness! Mfer moves in to finish and the ref steps in to prevent any more damage!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:18 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Murska Mfer!
Murska Mfer retains his super heavyweight title!

 

Event: 3 Titles on the Line!     
Date:   Mar 07, 2022
#R1#
Kuomanen throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Northern missing with a left hand there. Kuomanen was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Northern cracks Kuomanen with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Kuomanen misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Northern.
Kuomanen steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Northern.
Kuomanen uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Northern.
Ahjo Kuomanen seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A slow jab from Northern misses its intended target.
Kuomanen misses with a straight left.
Kuomanen works Northern's body with a nice hook.
Kuomanen throws the left hand but Northern avoids the punch easily.
Northern throws a looping overhand right but Kuomanen ducks down to avoid it.
Kuomanen is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kuomanen lands a nice shot that snaps Northern's head back. #CUT2#It looks like Yhorm Northern has been cut.
Kuomanen lands with a big left! Northern is wobbled badly! Kuomanen comes in with a flurry of punches and drops Northern to the floor. The ref jumps in to save him from unneccessary punishment.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:49 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Ahjo Kuomanen!

 

Event: Bellicose - Bayo vs Strom     
Date:   Feb 05, 2022
#R1#
A lazy left from Kuomanen finds it's target.
We've been informed that Kuomanen 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.
Kuomanen cracks Alaskiano on the jaw with a powerful right hand and Alaskiano falls backwards against the cage. Kuomanen follows up with more strikes that drop Alaskiano to his knees. Kuomanen keeps the pressure on and the referee jumps in to save Alaskiano! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:05 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Ahjo Kuomanen!

 

Event: Bellicose - Bayo vs Covington     
Date:   Jan 01, 2022
#R1#
Good shot there by Kuomanen.
Nagasaki misses with a series of wild punches.
We've been informed that Kuomanen 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.
Nagasaki moves out of range of the strikes.
Nagasaki slips a jab from Kuomanen.
Nagasaki misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Kuomanen drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Nagasaki defends it well.
Kuomanen keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Nagasaki.
Donk. Kuomanen catches Nagasaki right on the button with a cross.
Nagasaki walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Kuomanen checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Nagasaki seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Kuomanen swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Kuomanen lands with a shot to the body.
Nagasaki misses with a jab, cross combination.
It seemed like Kuomanen was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.#TD2#
A momentary lapse in concentration from Nagasaki enables Kuomanen to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Nagasaki manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nagasaki being controlled here, momentarily. #SUB2#
Kuomanen is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there. #T1#
Nagasaki keeping full guard, as Kuomanen tries to pass.
Nagasaki can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Kuomanen controls the pace.
Kuomanen trying to control the position from guard on top but Nagasaki is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kuomanen pushing down on Nagasaki's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work. #SUB2#
Kuomanen has hold of the far side arm. He's working for the Kimura, can Nagasaki defend it? Kuomanen steps over the head and cranks it - Nagasaki is tapping out! That was textbook stuff right there - nice submission victory for Kuomanen!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:50 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Ahjo Kuomanen!

 

Event: Bellicose - Bayo vs Cutler     
Date:   Nov 28, 2021
#R1#
A punch lands to the side of Perry 's head but he takes it in his stride.#CUT2#It looks like Bat Perry has been cut.
Kuomanen shoots in looking for a takedown but Perry manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Kuomanen's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Perry fails in his attempt to clinch.
Kuomanen clobbers Perry with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Perry shoots in for a takedown but Kuomanen shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Kuomanen lands a jab.
We've been informed that Kuomanen 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.
Perry misses with a kick to the body. #KD2#
Perry ducks straight into an uppercut from Kuomanen and tumbles to the canvas! It’s a flash knockdown though - Perry manages to regain guard straight away. #CUT2#Bat Perry's cut is getting worse.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!#SUB2#
Kuomanen drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Kuomanen jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position. #SUB2#
Kuomanen drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Kuomanen jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Kuomanen stays in close to Perry's body and controls the position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kuomanen works a leg free and moves into half guard. #SUB2#
Kuomanen maintaining the dominant position here and is working for a kimura. He's locked it up! Perry could be in real trouble here! He's trying to wriggle out but Kuomanen has cracked it and Perry is screaming in pain - he's tapped out! Great finish by Kuomanen!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:18 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Ahjo Kuomanen!

 

Event: Bellicose - Mingdo vs Cervanka     
Date:   Oct 08, 2021
#R1#
Borrego tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kuomanen was well out of range. Poor timing from Borrego.#TD2#
Kuomanen shoots in and gets a takedown into Borrego's guard.
Kuomanen is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Borrego utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Borrego is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.#SUB2#
Kuomanen drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Kuomanen jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Borrego throws a couple of weedy looking strikes off his back.
Kuomanen is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions. #T1##SUB2#
Kuomanen drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Kuomanen jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Borrego pulls Kuomanen in close to his closed guard and prevents Kuomanen from doing any damage or advancing position.
Kuomanen loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Kuomanen works over Borrego with some ground and pound from guard.
Kuomanen controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Borrego knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Kuomanen on the ground.
Kuomanen being controlled here momentarily. #T2#
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Kuomanen sitting in guard here, content to control.
Borrego avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Borrego can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Kuomanen controls the pace.#REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Borrego throws an overhand right that lands on Kuomanen's shoulder, as Kuomanen tries to avoid the shot.
Kuomanen wants to counter the offense by Borrego and move into the clinch position.
Kuomanen moves out of range as Borrego strikes.
Kuomanen steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Borrego.
Mark Borrego seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A telegraphed right hand from Borrego misses the target.
Borrego throws an off balance right hand
and Kuomanen makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.#T3#
Borrego throws a shot from downtown. Kuomanen moves away and avoids it.
Mark Borrego is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Kuomanen fails to land the takedown.#CL2#
Kuomanen gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Kuomanen slowing the pace effectively.
Kuomanen drops down looking for an ankle pick but Borrego pulls his leg out and moves away.
Kuomanen looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Kuomanen throws a combination that misses
and Borrego cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Borrego definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Borrego with a jab.#CUT#It looks like Ahjo Kuomanen has been cut.
Borrego cracks Kuomanen with an open hand slap.
Borrego throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Borrego backing away here, and Kuomanen unleashes a leg kick that just misses.#T4##KD#
Borrego drops Kuomanen with a hook right on the temple. He thinks about going to the ground but Kuomanen looks back up at him and smiles so Borrego waves him back to his feet - he obviously thinks he can knock him out after that shot landed. #ROC#Kuomanen is rocked!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Borrego fakes the body blow, causing Kuomanen to drop his hands! Left hook to the temple! Kuomanen goes stiff, and falls face first into the mat. Goodnight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:10 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Mark Borrego!

 

 
 
 
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