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Event: RFL 3 - Power of Three     
Date:   May 11, 2024
#R1#
Medved scores with a jab. Magomedov acknowledges it with a nod of the head. #CUT2#It looks like Dimitri Magomedov has been cut.
Magomedov fails with a takedown attempt.
A nice side step and Medved releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Aleksandr Medved seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Magomedov moves forwards but Medved connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Medved scores with a jab to the body.
Medved throws a good cross that connects.
Medved misses with a few strikes there.
Magomedov throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Medved lands a jab to the nose.
Magomedov takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Medved works the jab nicely.#CL2#
Medved instigates a clinch.
Medved lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Medved. #T1#
Magomedov wants a takedown.
Medved lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Magomedov's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Medved softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Medved lands an uppercut.
Medved lands a hook to the side of the head.
A hook to the body from Medved.
Magomedov is trying to pull guard but Medved turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Dimitri Magomedov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Medved lands a right hand that snaps the head of Magomedov backwards. #CUT2#Dimitri Magomedov's cut is getting worse.#TD#
Magomedov jumps guard.
Medved controlling from the top position. #SUB2#
Medved postures up as if he's going to throw some strikes but drops back for an ankle! Magomedov is in big trouble! He looks ready to tap! But no, he's escaped and dives on top of Medved, into his guard. #REVR#
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!#SUB2#
Medved 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! Magomedov rolls with it to try and escape but Medved cranks on the arm and Magomedov is forced to tap out! This one is aaaaaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Aleksandr Medved!

 

Event: CCC 11 : Creenshaw vs Crow     
Date:   Mar 09, 2024
#R1#
Nishiyama digs a good body shot into Magomedov's ribs.
Kurou Nishiyama seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nishiyama throws a nice head kick! #CUT#It looks like Dimitri Magomedov has been cut.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Nishiyama. Magomedov shrugs it off though. #KD#
Nishiyama lands a big head kick that sends Magomedov tumbling to the mat! Nishiyama takes a step backwards and waves Magomedov back to his feet - he wants the finish!#ROC#Magomedov is rocked!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Nishiyama lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.#KD#
Nishiyama lands a big uppercut and Magomedov crumbles to the floor! The ref thinks about stopping the fight but Magomedov looks OK. Nishiyama waves Magomedov back to his feet!
Magomedov is still on wobbly legs! Can Nishiyama finish him?#CL2#
Magomedov instigates a clinch. #BC#
Nishiyama breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Magomedov seems to have recovered his senses.
Magomedov wants to slow Nishiyama down by chopping away at his legs.
Nishiyama circles and sees the opportunity to plant his feet and throw a really nice straight left hand that drops Magomedov to the canvas! Magomedov doesn't know where he is but he's trying to survive - Nishiyama keeps piling on the pressure and forces the referee to step in! This one is aaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:37 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Kurou Nishiyama!

 

Event: CCC 8 : Locke vs Francis     
Date:   Feb 24, 2024
#R1#
Blackadder lands a nice looking body shot.
Magomedov wants to clinch
and Blackadder makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Magomedov gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Blackadder counters with a straight right hand.
Blackadder cracks Magomedov with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.#CUT#It looks like Dimitri Magomedov has been cut.
Blackadder slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Magomedov fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Edmund Blackadder seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Blackadder scores with a body shot.
Magomedov tries to clinch but Blackadder moves out of range.
Blackadder scores with a shot to the body.
Magomedov dives in for a single leg takedown but Blackadder sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Edmund Blackadder has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Dimitri Magomedov.
Magomedov closes the distance looking to clinch
and Blackadder counters with a right hand to the body. #T1#
Blackadder stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Edmund Blackadder is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Blackadder lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Blackadder scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
It looks like Blackadder has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Magomedov with a lazy takedown attempt
and Blackadder counters with a nice uppercut.
Blackadder lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Nice takedown defense from Blackadder. No joy for Magomedov on that attempt.
Magomedov on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Magomedov misses with a head kick.
A little feinted left hand from Blackadder on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Nice shot lands for Blackadder.
Blackadder stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
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!
Blackadder lands the left hand.
Blackadder lands a nice shot that snaps Magomedov's head back.
Blackadder takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Blackadder dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Blackadder clobbers Magomedov with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise. #T2#
Blackadder with a nice cross.
Blackadder scores with a crisp jab that stopped Magomedov in his tracks.
Blackadder fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Magomedov throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Blackadder counters with a straight right hand.
Magomedov tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Blackadder counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Blackadder connects with a good right hand that stumbles Magomedov. Magomedov circles away out of range and recomposes himself.#CL2#
Magomedov instigates a clinch.
Blackadder stalling in the clinch. #BC#
Blackadder breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Blackadder is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Blackadder with a hook.
Blackadder lands with an overhand left.
Magomedov falls off balance throwing a combination
and Blackadder cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.#T3#
Blackadder moves into range and connects with a jab.
Blackadder stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Blackadder wants it to stay on the feet.
A little feinted left hand from Blackadder on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Blackadder scores with a body shot.
Blackadder fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Magomedov looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Magomedov takes one to the chin there.
Blackadder jabs Magomedov to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Magomedov tries to clinch up but Blackadder circles away and keeps his distance.
We've been informed that Magomedov has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.
Blackadder takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Magomedov looks to clinch
and Blackadder counters with a left to the body.
Magomedov takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Blackadder lands a body shot.
Magomedov gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
enabling Blackadder to counter with a crisp jab.
Magomedov looks winded!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Good exchange - Blackadder coming out on top.
Magomedov has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Magomedov has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Magomedov there as he acknowledges the shot.#T4#
Blackadder sizes up Magomedov with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Magomedov fails with an attempt to clinch.
Magomedov gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Blackadder counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Blackadder lands a nice hook to Magomedov's body. Magomedov takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Magomedov with a lazy takedown attempt
and Blackadder counters with a right hand to the body.
Blackadder lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Blackadder lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Blackadder lands with a shot to the body.
Magomedov moves forwards but Blackadder connects with a nice, crisp jab.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Blackadder lands a jab.
Blackadder dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Magomedov takes one to the side of the head.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Edmund Blackadder dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Dimitri Magomedov's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.#R2#
Blackadder lands a nice shot to the body.
Magomedov throws a left and a right that both miss
and Blackadder counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Blackadder scores with a hook to the body. Magomedov takes a step back and tries to catch his breath. #TD2#
Magomedov shoots in for a takedown and gets it.

Blackadder pushes Magomedov off and gets back to his feet.
Edmund Blackadder is winning the standup battle so far.
Dimitri Magomedov is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Magomedov walks into a jab.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Magomedov doesn't manage to clinch there - Blackadder circles away.
Magomedov takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Magomedov wants to clinch.#T1#
Magomedov shoots for a double leg takedown but Blackadder sprawls well. He's pushed Magomedov's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
It looked like Blackadder was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Magomedov.
Blackadder is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Magomedov can do to turn this around?
Blackadder connects with a jab.
Magomedov tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Magomedov tries to clinch up.
Blackadder scores with a jab to the body.
Magomedov tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Blackadder counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Magomedov is looking to clinch.
Magomedov takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Blackadder scores with a jab.
Blackadder lands a glancing blow to the side of Magomedov's head.
Blackadder lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Blackadder lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Magomedov changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Blackadder tries to avoid it but Magomedov manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Blackadder to the ground. Blackadder escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Magomedov walks into a straight right hand from Blackadder.
Magomedov on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Magomedov is breathing heavily.#T2#
Blackadder lands a right hook to the body.
Blackadder fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Magomedov on the side of the head.
Blackadder connects with a body shot that sends Magomedov's belly button to the back.
Magomedov closes the distance and clinches up with Blackadder, looking for a takedown. Magomedov pushes Blackadder against the cage but Blackadder circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
It looked like Blackadder wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Edmund Blackadder has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Dimitri Magomedov.
Blackadder cracks Magomedov with an open hand slap.
Magomedov with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Blackadder to score with a decent uppercut.
Blackadder digs a good body shot into Magomedov's ribs.
Blackadder moves into range and connects with a jab.
Blackadder ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Magomedov moves in looking to clinch but Blackadder pushes him off.
Blackadder lands a jab to the head.
Blackadder dips to his left and cracks Magomedov with an uppercut!
Magomedov shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it. #T3#
Magomedov takes one on the button.
Blackadder tests Magomedov's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Magomedov throws a body punch but Blackadder moves out of range.
Blackadder cracks Magomedov with an open hand slap.#ROC#Magomedov is rocked!
Blackadder listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Magomedov is still on wobbly legs! Can Blackadder finish him?
Blackadder scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Magomedov doesn't seem bothered though.
Magomedov seems to have recovered his senses.
Magomedov has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Magomedov there as he acknowledges the shot.
Blackadder scores with a hook to the body. Magomedov takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Magomedov takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Blackadder connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Magomedov tries to clinch but Blackadder moves away
enabling Blackadder to counter with a crisp jab.
Blackadder scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Magomedov doesn't seem bothered though.
Blackadder stuns Magomedov with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.#T4#
Magomedov takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Magomedov throws the left hand but Blackadder avoids the punch easily.
Magomedov tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Blackadder connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Magomedov swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Blackadder counters with a straight right hand.
Magomedov on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Magomedov throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Blackadder cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Blackadder dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Blackadder lands a jab to Magomedov's midsection.
Magomedov walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Magomedov takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Magomedov lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Blackadder has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Blackadder and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Magomedov shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Blackadder defends it nicely.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Edmund Blackadder dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Dimitri Magomedov'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#
Magomedov throws a left and a right that both miss
letting Blackadder counter with a right hand.
Magomedov gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Blackadder counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Blackadder with a jab.
Blackadder lands a head shot.
Blackadder ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
A decent looking cross lands there for Blackadder.
Magomedov ducks right into an uppercut from Blackadder.
A head kick misses from Magomedov.
Jab by Blackadder.
Magomedov with a lazy takedown attempt #KD#
and Blackadder counters with a crisp right hand that drops Magomedov! Blackadder lets Magomedov back up to his feet, looking for a finish!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Magomedov takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Magomedov on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Magomedov takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Blackadder drops Magomedov with a straight left! Oh this is bad for Magomedov! Blackadder dives in and starts dropping bombs - the referee has no choice but to step in and save him!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:56 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Edmund Blackadder!
Edmund Blackadder decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.

 

Event: CCC 2 :Blackadder vs Creenshaw     
Date:   Jan 26, 2024
#R1##TD2#
Magomedov shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
Magomedov connects with a couple of short punches.
Magomedov landing some decent shots from guard.
Magomedov's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Magomedov trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Ma is trying to hold Magomedov in close to prevent damage but Magomedov has managed to pass into half guard.
Ma knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Magomedov on the ground.
Magomedov stalling.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ma is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Magomedov scores with a couple of nice shots.
Ma is looking for a sweep. Magomedov is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.#T1#
Magomedov controlling the pace.
Ma wants to get back to full guard.
Magomedov seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Ma tries to roll over but Magomedov keeps him under control.
Magomedov has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Magomedov works his way into full mount! #T2#
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Magomedov looking to control and managing it successfully.
Magomedov pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.
Magomedov looking to control and managing it successfully.
Magomedov landing shots from mount. #T3#
Magomedov controlling the pace for now.
Magomedov prevents Ma from getting the reversal.
Magomedov looking to control and managing it successfully. #T4#
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Magomedov's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
More stalling from Magomedov.
Ma is trying to stand.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Dimitri Magomedov dominated that round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.#R2#
Ma 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.
Ma blocks a leg kick.
Ma shoots in for a takedown but Magomedov shows good takedown defense.
Ma looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.#TD2#
Magomedov fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Ma to the ground. Magomedov is now in Ma's guard.
Ma wants to get back to his feet but he's too absorbed in his own little project and Magomedov manages to pass to side control.
We've been informed that Magomedov has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.
Magomedov trying to mount his opponent but Ma defends it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ma tries to kick Magomedov off but Magomedov keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#T1#
Magomedov content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Ma wants to get back to full guard.
Magomedov seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Ma is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Magomedov scores with a couple of nice shots.
Magomedov seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense. #T2#
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Nice strikes from Magomedov there.
Ma tries to push off, looking to stand up, but Magomedov manages to move to mount!
Dimitri Magomedov has got the better of the ground game so far.
Magomedov controlling the pace for now. #T3#
Magomedov with more of the same as he continues to hold on.
Magomedov lands a couple of good shots and Ma has given up his back, trying to escape the position!
Magomedov controlling from the back.
Ma is trying to get back to his feet but Magomedov has full control of the position and if anything, Ma has just worked his way into a worse spot.
Magomedov just keeping the dominant position. He can't wait too long though, otherwise the referee will stand them back up. #T4#
Ma manages to reverse the position and now he's in Magomedov's guard. Nice work there by Ma.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Magomedov keeping moving, preventing Ma from controlling successfully.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Dimitri Magomedov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!#R3#
Magomedov throws a body kick that misses.
Ma keeps the fight on the outside.#TD2#
Magomedov looking to score a takedown here. Ma is defending well but Magomedov drives through and ends up in Ma's guard.
Magomedov controls from within his opponent's guard.
Magomedov stands and throws Ma's legs to the side, diving into side control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Magomedov controls the position from side control.#T1#
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Magomedov lands a nice forearm strike.
Magomedov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Magomedov taking a breather here. #T2#
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.#T3#
Magomedov in side control lands a nice looking series of punches and elbows.
Ma gives up the full mount - oops, sloppy defensive grappling there! #SUB2#
Magomedov working for a submission but Ma is keeping him at bay.
Magomedov controlling from the full mount.
Ma is desperately trying to get back to half guard. #T4#
Magomedov breaks from Ma's wrist control and lands an elbow.
Magomedov controlling the pace for now.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
A nice elbow there by Magomedov.
Dong Hyun Ma has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Dimitri Magomedov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.#ROC2#Ma is rocked!
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Magomedov controlling from mount.
Oh Ma is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Magomedov dominating with strikes here.

And that's the end of the fight!
Dimitri Magomedov comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Magomedov 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 Sam Margolis scores the fight 27:30
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 26:30
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 26:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Dimitri Magomedov!

 

Event: SPPS Evolution 7     
Date:   Dec 22, 2023
#R1#
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Ginters.#CL#
Magomedov clinches. #TD#
Magomedov gets a nice trip takedown into half guard.
Magomedov moves into full mount! Ginters won't be happy about that!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Ginters is wriggling around trying to escape.
BOOM! Magomedov connects with a massive shot to the dome!
Magomedov controlling the pace for now.
Ginters is wriggling around trying to escape.
Magomedov scoring with strikes but Ginters is staying in there.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Magomedov landing shots from mount.
Magomedov tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Ginters is looking to get to half guard.#T1#
Magomedov controlling from mount.
Ginters can't escape the position.
Ginters is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Magomedov controlling from the full mount.
Magomedov lands a big shot there that rocks Ginters but he's holding on and managing to survive for now.
Magomedov looking to control and managing it successfully.
Ginters keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Magomedov controlling the pace for now. #T2#
Magomedov lands with some strikes.
Magomedov content just to control the position here.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Magomedov scores with a couple of good head shots there.
Magomedov controlling the position easily from mount.
Magomedov has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.#T3#
Ginters working to try and regain half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Ginters takes a big shot to the head but keeps on trying to improve his position.
Magomedov controlling from mount.
Ginters is looking to get to half guard.
Magomedov sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Magomedov 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.
Magomedov'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.#T4#
Magomedov lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
Ginters tries to reverse the position but Magomedov maintains control.
Magomedov controlling the pace for now.
This is a sustained period of stalling by Magomedov.
Magomedov unloading with bombs!
Magomedov tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Magomedov landing strikes from the mount.
Magomedov controlling the position easily from mount.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Dimitri Magomedov dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.#R2##CL#
Magomedov clinches with his opponent.
Ginters can't break the clinch. #BC#
Magomedov pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Dimitri Magomedov is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Magomedov swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Ginters counters with a nice body kick.
Ginters shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Magomedov defends it nicely.
Ginters dives in for a single leg takedown but Magomedov sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#CL#
Magomedov moves into the clinch.#TD#
Magomedov has picked Ginters up - he's going for a ride! Magomedov dumps his opponent to the mat with a thud and settles into half guard.
Magomedov tries to pass to full mount but Ginters defends it.
Ginters is trying to get back to full guard.#T1#
Ginters has hold of Magomedov's hands but Magomedov slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Magomedov in particular looking to stall.
Magomedov working over Ginters with some ground and pound. Ginters looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Magomedov with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Magomedov is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Ginters can do to turn this around?
Magomedov works his foot free and advances to mount.
Dimitri Magomedov overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Ginters is wriggling around trying to escape. #T2#
Magomedov looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
Magomedov content just to control the position here.
The referee warns Ginters that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Magomedov controlling the pace for now.
Ginters tries to lock up and control but Magomedov gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Magomedov controlling the position easily from mount.
Ginters is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Magomedov landing shots from mount. #T3#
Magomedov looking to control and managing it successfully.
Magomedov lands a big shot there that rocks Ginters but he's holding on and managing to survive for now.
Magomedov controlling the position easily from mount.
Magomedov postures up and cracks his opponent a couple of times before moving back into close ground control. Ginters looks a forlorn figure. #ROC#Ginters is rocked!
Magomedov content just to control the position here.
Ginters is still in real trouble! Can Magomedov finish him?
Magomedov seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Ginters for as long as he can get away with.
Ginters seems to have recovered his senses.
Ginters wants to try and get back to his feet.#T4#
Magomedov controlling the pace for now.
Magomedov lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.
Magomedov looking to control and managing it successfully.
Ginters keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Magomedov controlling from mount.
Ginters keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Magomedov lands a nice shot to the head.
Magomedov sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Magomedov working away from the top, dropping strikes.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Dimitri Magomedov dominated that second round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!#R3##TD#
Magomedov decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
Magomedov is working hard to pass the guard. He's done it - he's now in full mount! Trouble for Ginters!
Magomedov looking to control and managing it successfully.
Magomedov scoring with strikes but Ginters is staying in there.
Ginters tries to reverse the position but Magomedov maintains control.
Magomedov controlling the position easily from mount.
Magomedov continues to stall.
More hug and hope from Magomedov.
The crowd growing excited in anticipation of a finish here! Right on cue, Magomedov cracks his opponent with a massive right hand that draws loud cheers!
Magomedov landing shots from mount.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Magomedov controlling the position easily from mount.
Magomedov postures up and throws a couple of big shots that have Ginters in real trouble here! The ref calls for Ginters to improve his position which he doesn't do, so the referee has no choice but to end the fight due to the strikes!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:56 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Dimitri Magomedov!

 

Event: SPPS Evolution 3     
Date:   Nov 24, 2023
#R1##TD#
Avangyan closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Avangyan missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Magomedov trying to control here.
Magomedov controlling the leg, holding on to half guard. #SUB#
Avangyan is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Magomedov doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Avangyan.
Magomedov trying to control but Avangyan postures up.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Magomedov controlling the position for now.
Magomedov trying to control from the bottom.
The fighters are battling for position here. Magomedov manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Magomedov 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.#T1#
Avangyan is in close to Magomedov's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Magomedov has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Magomedov is trying to control the position but Avangyan postures up.
Magomedov looking to hit a scissor sweep but Avangyan is one step ahead there.
Avangyan trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Avangyan scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Magomedov controls Avangyan momentarily but Avangyan frees himself.
Avangyan scoring with some ground and pound.
Magomedov working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Avangyan.
Avangyan postures up.
Magomedov is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control. #T2#
Magomedov wants to sweep here but Avangyan controlling him for the moment.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Avangyan's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Magomedov is trying to keep Avangyan in close.
Avangyan works over Magomedov with some ground and pound from guard.
Avangyan lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Magomedov is trying to control the position but Avangyan postures up.
Avangyan with a flurry of punches that miss.
Avangyan wants to control from the top but Magomedov keeps moving.
Avangyan preventing the sweep.
Avangyan scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Magomedov preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Avangyan throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Avangyan scoring with punches to the head and body. #T3#
Avangyan keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Magomedov's head.
Avangyan working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Magomedov's head.
Avangyan trying to control the position from guard on top but Magomedov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Magomedov trying to control the position.
Avangyan pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Magomedov is keeping the position for now.
Magomedov looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Magomedov avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Magomedov looking to control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Avangyan in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Avangyan wants to pass the guard but Magomedov is keeping the position.
Avangyan trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat. #T4#
Avangyan postures up and lands a big shot to Magomedov's brow.
Magomedov trying to keep a closed guard but Avangyan is proving a slippery customer.
Magomedov lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.#REVB#
Magomedov pushing down on Avangyan's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Avangyan wants to get back to full guard.
Magomedov moves into full mount! Avangyan won't be happy about that!
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Avangyan is trying desperately to improve position.
Magomedov looking to control but Avangyan is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Arman Avangyan dominated that round.
That's time! Avangyan's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.#R2#
Avangyan shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Magomedov defends it nicely.
Avangyan on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Avangyan goes for a double leg but Magomedov avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Magomedov continues to drive forward.
Avangyan looking for a takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Arman Avangyan. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Magomedov gets underhooks to prevent Avangyan's takedown attempt.
We've been informed that Magomedov has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.
Avangyan is looking to take this one to the mat.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Avangyan wants to take the fight to the mat but Magomedov manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.#TD2#
Magomedov lands a takedown into guard.
Avangyan manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Magomedov manages to get himself to full guard. #REVR#
Magomedov has his hands on Avangyan's head, controlling the position.
Magomedov is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.#T1#
Avangyan has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Avangyan wants to control from the top but Magomedov keeps moving.
Magomedov wants to sweep here but Avangyan controlling him for the moment.
Magomedov is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Magomedov looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Avangyan trying to control but Magomedov is working from the bottom.
Avangyan is really struggling to control Magomedov but he's trying to hold on to the position.#T2#
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Magomedov trying to keep a closed guard but Avangyan is proving a slippery customer.
Avangyan trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Magomedov is on top in guard. #REVB#
Avangyan keeping full guard, as Magomedov tries to pass. #SUB#
Avangyan looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Magomedov passes into side control.
Avangyan tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Magomedov is looking to take a break and control but Avangyan is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom. #T3#
Magomedov tries to cartwheel into mount but he doesn't manage it.
Avangyan is not content to let Magomedov control the position.
Avangyan is looking for a sweep.
Magomedov trying to control the action but Avangyan is working from the bottom.
Avangyan manages to get back to half 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.
Avangyan wants to get back to full guard.
Magomedov wants to free his trapped foot but Avangyan is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Avangyan tries to roll over but Magomedov keeps him under control.
Avangyan is trying to maintain the position but Magomedov is very close to passing his half guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Avangyan is controlling Magomedov's trapped leg to prevent Magomedov from advancing to side control.
Avangyan wants to control but Magomedov is keeping busy.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Dimitri Magomedov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!#R3#
Avangyan throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Magomedov's waist but Magomedov gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Avangyan off to one side.
Nice sprawl there from Magomedov as Avangyan shoots in.
Magomedov looks like he wants to counter punch here.
A shot to the liver by Magomedov. Beautiful body shot.#TD2#
Avangyan gets caught napping as Magomedov dives in and scores a takedown. Avangyan manages to retain guard.
Avangyan keeping moving, preventing Magomedov from controlling successfully.
Avangyan wants to control but Magomedov passes easily into half guard.
Magomedov prevents Avangyan from improving his position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Magomedov looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Avangyan trying to control here.
Magomedov is trying to control. Avangyan wants to improve his position but can't escape this time. #T1#
Avangyan is looking for a sweep. Magomedov is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Magomedov trying to control from half guard but Avangyan is working away.
Avangyan is looking for a sweep. Magomedov is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Avangyan is working hard here to advance position.
Arman Avangyan overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Avangyan is pressing down on Magomedov's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Magomedov controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Magomedov wants to control from the top but Avangyan keeps moving. #T2#
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Avangyan has control of Magomedov's left arm, preventing Magomedov from doing any damage.
Avangyan looking for a sweep. Not yet Avangyan, not yet. #REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up.#TD2#
Magomedov decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
Avangyan is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Avangyan trying to keep hold of his opponent's head but Magomedov manages to pass to mount!
Magomedov sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Avangyan slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.#T3#
Avangyan is looking to get full guard. It looks like he might be successful but at the last minute Magomedov jumps into side control!
Avangyan tries to buck Magomedov off but Magomedov is having none of it.
Avangyan is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Magomedov's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Avangyan is looking for a sweep. Magomedov is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Avangyan controlling the position well.
Magomedov thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Avangyan wants to sweep but Magomedov has passed to side control!#T4#
Magomedov working away.
Avangyan prevents Magomedov from improving position.
Avangyan struggling a bit here.
Avangyan is trying to get back to half guard.
Magomedov trying to control the action but Avangyan is working from the bottom.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Magomedov staying calm.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Chris Dean scores the fight 28:29
Judge Ben Watson scores the fight 28:29
Judge Topper Green scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Dimitri Magomedov!

 

Event: MMAHKI 64     
Date:   Jul 08, 2023
#R1#
Sirah looks to land a body kick but Magomedov moved away.
Magomedov shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Sirah thuds a left hand into Magomedov's body.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Sirah.
Magomedov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Sirah lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
A jab lands there for Sirah.
Magomedov takes one to the side of the head.
Magomedov takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Sirah throws a series of punches but Magomedov avoids them all with ease.
Sirah pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Sirah lands a head kick. Magomedov smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Magomedov on the wrong end of a nice jab.
A slapping leg kick lands for Sirah.
Sirah throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Sirah swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Magomedov drops down looking for a counter takedown but Sirah sprawls and moves away.
Sirah misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick. #T1#
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Magomedov.
Sirah throws a chopping leg kick but Magomedov manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Magomedov tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Sirah manages to circle out of the way.
Pete Sirah seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Sirah throws a leg kick #TD#
and Magomedov counters with a single leg into guard. Sirah didn't expect that.
Magomedov wants to control from the top but Sirah keeps moving.
Our spies down at at K.O MMA inform us that Sirah has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?
Sirah looking to hit a scissor sweep but Magomedov is one step ahead there. #SUB2#
Sirah escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Magomedov gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#SUB2#
Sirah is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Magomedov defends well.
Magomedov passes into half guard. #T2#
Sirah gets back to full guard. #SUB2#
Sirah is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Sirah keeping full guard, as Magomedov tries to pass.
Magomedov stopping the sweep attempt from Sirah.#SUB2#
Magomedov got a little sloppy there for a moment and Sirah has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Magomedov has managed to get both his arms back between Sirah's legs - danger averted.#SUB2#
Sirah throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Magomedov trying to control but Sirah is working from the bottom.
Magomedov with a nice head shot there.
Magomedov trying to control but Sirah is working from the bottom.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#T3#
Sirah looking to sweep here. No luck so far. #SUB2#
Magomedov avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Magomedov works over Sirah with some ground and pound from guard.#SUB2#
Sirah looking for subs off his back but Magomedov has passed one foot through into half guard.
Sirah is looking for a sweep. Magomedov is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Sirah tries to regain full guard. Instead though, Magomedov has advanced to mount. Uh oh.
Sirah working to try and regain half guard.
Sirah is still trying to improve position.#T4#
Sirah bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!
Magomedov looking for a sweep. Not yet Magomedov, not yet.
Magomedov is working hard here to advance position.
Magomedov looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.
Magomedov keeping full guard, as Sirah tries to pass.
Sirah won't allow Magomedov to sweep him here.
Magomedov is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Magomedov keeping full guard, as Sirah tries to pass.
Magomedov utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Magomedov controlling Sirah's posture.
Magomedov 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.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Pete Sirah dominated that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.#R2#
Magomedov throws a head kick but Sirah moves out of range.
Sirah lands a leg kick that knocks Magomedov off balance momentarily.#CL2#
Magomedov gets tackled into the cage by Sirah. Sirah maintains the clinch.
Sirah lands an elbow that stopped Magomedov in his tracks for a moment.
A head punch on the inside from Sirah fails to land.
Sirah lands a nice elbow from the clinch. #CUT2#It looks like Dimitri Magomedov has been cut.#TD#
Magomedov gets control of Sirah's arms and successfully pulls guard. Magomedov will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.
Magomedov is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Dimitri Magomedov overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Sirah preventing the sweep.
Magomedov controlling Sirah's posture.
Magomedov looking to control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Sirah accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Sirah working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Magomedov keeping full guard, as Sirah tries to pass. #T1#
Sirah won't allow Magomedov to sweep him here.
Sirah pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Magomedov is keeping the position for now.
Magomedov manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Sirah manages to get himself to full guard. #REVR##SUB2#
Magomedov got a little sloppy there for a moment and Sirah has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Magomedov has managed to get both his arms back between Sirah's legs - danger averted.
Magomedov passes into half guard.
Magomedov is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Magomedov sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Sirah is working to get back to half guard. #T2#
Sirah keeps trying to improve his position.
Magomedov trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Magomedov working Sirah over with strikes here.
Sirah is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Magomedov controlling the position easily from mount.
Sirah 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.
Magomedov is looking to take a break and control but Sirah is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Magomedov perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there. #T3#
Sirah is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Magomedov is looking to take a break and control but Sirah is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Sirah is looking for a sweep. Magomedov is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Sirah gets back to full guard. #SUB2#
Sirah has his foot on Magomedov's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Magomedov works his way back into a safe position though.
Magomedov advances position into side control!
Sirah is looking for a sweep.
Magomedov gets to mount! Sirah was on the offensive and wasn't defending properly.
Magomedov lands a big elbow.
Sirah regains half guard.
Magomedov trying to control the action but Sirah is working from the bottom. #T4#
Sirah wants to improve his position but Magomedov is controlling well. #SUB2#
Sirah is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Magomedov pulls his head out easily.
Magomedov moves into full mount! Sirah won't be happy about that!
Sirah taking shots to the head.
Magomedov fakes a shot to the body and cracks his opponent in the head. Nice ground and pound there!
Sirah is trying to escape the mount.
Magomedov controlling from mount.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Sirah working to try and regain half guard.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Dimitri Magomedov dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Dimitri Magomedov's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!#R3#
Magomedov shoots in looking for a takedown. Sirah tries to sprawl out of it but Magomedov keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Sirah manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Sirah tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Magomedov is able to avoid easily.
Magomedov dives in and grabs Sirah's left leg, looking for a takedown. Sirah pushes down on Magomedov's head and hops out.
Sirah slaps away a takedown attempt from Magomedov, before circling back to the center of the mat.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Dimitri Magomedov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Sirah stuffs the takedown attempt from Magomedov. Magomedov gets slowly back to his feet.
Sirah shoots in and drives through. Magomedov sprawls well.
Magomedov wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Sirah throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A good leg kick by Sirah.
Sirah misses with a head kick.
Sirah scores with a jab to the body.
Dimitri Magomedov is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Sirah tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Magomedov manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Sirah scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.#T1#
Magomedov takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Nice sprawl there from Magomedov as Sirah shoots in.#TD#
Magomedov feints and then dives in with a takedown. That was a long way out but the feint bought him enough time to close the distance and complete the takedown. Now we'll play guard for a bit and see who can get the better of that position.
Sirah takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.#SUB2#
Sirah looking for a guillotine here but Magomedov defends easily. #SUB2#
Sirah throwing his legs up looking for a triangle. #SUB2#
Sirah has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Magomedov can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself. #SUB2#
Sirah working for submissions but it's allowed Magomedov to get to half guard.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Magomedov in particular looking to stall.#T2#
Sirah tries to get to full guard but Magomedov has control of the leg. #SUB2#
Sirah actively working from the bottom here.
Magomedov with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Sirah gets full guard.
Sirah being controlled here, momentarily. #SUB2#
Sirah isolates an arm and boxes in a triangle. Magomedov stacks Sirah 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 Magomedov!
Sirah is being controlled here. #T3#
Magomedov passes to full mount! That's big trouble for Sirah!
Sirah is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Magomedov looking to control and managing it successfully.
Sirah is squirming around, avoiding Magomedov's attempts to control the action.
Magomedov content just to control the position here.
Sirah is in all sorts of trouble here.
Magomedov putting on the heat here with some good ground and pound!
Sirah is looking to improve his position but Magomedov isn't that keen on the idea.
Magomedov content just to control the position here.
Sirah keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard. #T4#
Magomedov wants to control the pace but Sirah is squirming around nicely.
Sirah really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Sirah slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Magomedov keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Magomedov 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.
Magomedov sitting and controlling from the half guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Sirah tries to get to full guard but Magomedov has control of the leg.
Sirah makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Sirah.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Dimitri Magomedov.
I think Magomedov 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 Tarja Halkonen scores the fight 29:28
Judge Matti Vanhoillinen scores the fight 29:28
Judge Ben Zyskovitsi scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Dimitri Magomedov!

 

Event: MMAHKI 53     
Date:   May 31, 2023
#R1#
Sirah with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Pete Sirah seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Magomedov tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Sirah is able to avoid easily.#TD2#
Magomedov shoots in and bounces Sirah off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.#SUB#
Sirah is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Magomedov defends well.#SUB#
Sirah is looking for a triangle but Magomedov pushes his legs off easily.
Sirah trying to keep a closed guard but Magomedov is proving a slippery customer. #SUB#
Sirah escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Magomedov gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Magomedov controlling from the top position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sirah is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Sirah keeping moving, preventing Magomedov from controlling successfully. #T1##SUB#
Sirah looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Magomedov is stalling in the full guard. #SUB#
Sirah isolates an arm and boxes in a triangle. Magomedov stacks Sirah 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 Magomedov!
Sirah gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard. #SUB#
Sirah looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Sirah wants to get back to full guard.#SUB#
Sirah is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Magomedov pulls his head out easily. #SUB#
Sirah actively working from the bottom here.
Magomedov takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.#T2#
Magomedov is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Sirah tries to lock up and control but Magomedov gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Magomedov prevents Sirah from getting the reversal.
Magomedov content just to control the position here.
Sirah wants to hold on but Magomedov pushes him away.
Sirah is looking to improve his position but Magomedov isn't that keen on the idea.
Sirah gets back to half guard.
Magomedov is looking to take a break and control but Sirah is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom. #SUB#
Sirah actively working from the bottom here.
Sirah on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Sirah tries to get out of the position.#SUB#
Sirah looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.#T3#
Magomedov is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Sirah is in a tricky position but he's been working on his transitions down at K.O MMA, so we'll see if he gets out of it.
Sirah is trying to maintain the position but Magomedov is very close to passing his half guard.
Sirah is in a bad position, trying to hold on for dear life but he is really struggling to maintain any sort of control.
Sirah is not content to let Magomedov control the position.#SUB#
Sirah looking for submissions off his back.#SUB#
Sirah looking for submissions off his back.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Magomedov takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Sirah trying to control here. #SUB#
Sirah is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Magomedov pulls his head out easily. #T4#
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Sirah is not content to let Magomedov control the position.
Magomedov is controlling the pace.
Sirah trying to hold on to Magomedov's head to control him but Magomedov postures up. #SUB#
Sirah is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Magomedov pulls his head out easily.
We've been informed that Magomedov has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.#SUB#
Sirah actively working from the bottom here.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Still in half guard, Magomedov seems content to control.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.
Magomedov works his way into side control.
Magomedov advances to full mount.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Dimitri Magomedov dominated that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!#R2#
Sirah swings widly with a right hand #TD2#
and Magomedov counters with a single leg into guard. Sirah didn't expect that.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Magomedov slips nicely into half guard.#SUB#
Sirah looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.#SUB#
Sirah is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Magomedov pulls his head out easily. #SUB#
Sirah looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Sirah wants to get back to full guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Magomedov trying to control the pace.
Magomedov wants to pass to mount but Sirah is defending the position.
Magomedov is taking a breather. Sirah 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.#T1#
Sirah trying to hold on to Magomedov's head to control him but Magomedov postures up.
Magomedov prevents Sirah from improving his position.#SUB#
Sirah is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Magomedov pulls his head out easily.
Nice strikes from Magomedov there.
Sirah wants to control but Magomedov is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Magomedov trying to control the action but Sirah is working from the bottom.
Sirah is trying to get back to full guard.
Sirah wants to control but Magomedov is keeping busy.
Sirah is trying to get back to full guard.#SUB#
Sirah actively working from the bottom here.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.#T2#
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Magomedov looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Magomedov wants to lay and pray for a moment but Sirah keeps working.
Magomedov is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Sirah has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Magomedov is working away from the top position though.
Magomedov moves nicely into side control.
Sirah can't do much from the bottom here.
Sirah being controlled for a moment.
Magomedov scoring with punches from side control. #T3#
Magomedov landing with strikes to the head and body from side control.
You can see the frustration on Sirah's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Sirah tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Magomedov is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.
Sirah wants to control but Magomedov postures up.
Sirah tries to improve position but can't.
Magomedov in side control lands a decent elbow.
The referee asks Magomedov politely if he wouldn't mind getting on with it and actually doing something. Magomedov prefers to stall for the moment though.#T4#
Sirah regains half guard.
Sirah is trying to control but can't.
Magomedov blocks the strikes from Sirah.
Sirah tries to roll over but Magomedov keeps him under control.
Magomedov controlling the action here.
Magomedov is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Magomedov content to control rather than advance.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!#SUB#
Sirah looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Magomedov takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Dimitri Magomedov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!#R3##TD2#
Magomedov bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
Magomedov wants to lay and pray for a moment but Sirah keeps working.
Sirah is trying to control Magomedov's posture but Magomedov avoids it.
Sirah is trying to get back to half guard.
Sirah is not content to let Magomedov control the position.
Sirah is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Magomedov is looking to take a break and control but Sirah is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sirah can't do much from the bottom here. #T1#
Magomedov controls the position.
Sirah is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Magomedov's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Magomedov working Sirah over with strikes. #SUB#
Sirah looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Magomedov is keen to just control but Sirah is a slippery customer.
Sirah tries to get to full guard but Magomedov has control of the leg.
Magomedov is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.#T2#
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Magomedov is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Sirah is desperately trying to improve his position but Magomedov has a good base and remains in mount.
Sirah tries to hold on but Magomedov pushes him away.
Dimitri Magomedov has got the better of the ground game so far.
Magomedov trying to control but Sirah is having none of it.
Magomedov looking to control and managing it successfully.
Sirah regains half guard.#T3#
Magomedov wants to take a breather but Sirah is having none of it. #SUB#
Sirah actively working from the bottom here.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Magomedov in particular looking to stall.
Sirah is trying to get back to full guard.#SUB#
Sirah actively working from the bottom here.
Pete Sirah has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Magomedov is trying to control. Sirah wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Sirah is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Magomedov landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent. #SUB2#
Magomedov is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Magomedov content to control rather than advance. #T4##SUB#
Sirah looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Sirah tries to roll over but Magomedov keeps him under control.#SUB#
Sirah looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.#SUB2#
Magomedov is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!#SUB#
Magomedov moves into side control, avoiding a weak kimura attempt from Sirah.

And that's the end of the fight!
Dimitri Magomedov comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Magomedov 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 Arvi Lind scores the fight 27:30
Judge Roosa Järviläinen scores the fight 27:30
Judge Tarja Halkonen scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Dimitri Magomedov!

 

Event: MMAHKI 30     
Date:   Feb 26, 2023
#R1#
Garcia misses with the combination.
Garcia lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range. #CUT2#It looks like Dimitri Magomedov has been cut.
Garcia scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
A jab from Garcia does it's job there.
Garcia keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Garcia looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Leonardo Pancho Garcia seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Magomedov takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Garcia cracks a nice hook into Magomedov's ribs.
Garcia sizes up Magomedov with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!#CL#
Garcia tries to keep at a distance but Magomedov has taken the fight into the clinch.
Magomedov is looking to take this one to the mat.
Magomedov fails to pull the fight into his guard.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Dimitri Magomedov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A short right from Garcia.
A left hand lands to the body for Garcia. #T1#
Garcia lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Magomedov takes a shot to the head.
Garcia tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Magomedov misses with a knee to the head.
Garcia lands with a short punch from the clinch.
A short left from Garcia. #TD#
Magomedov pulls guard successfully.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Garcia stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Magomedov swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Magomedov bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Garcia's guard. #REVR#
Magomedov stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Garcia swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Garcia wants to sweep here but Magomedov controlling him for the moment. #T2#
Garcia avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Magomedov tries to free his leg and advance position but Garcia is retaining full guard.
Magomedov has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Magomedov engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Magomedov wants to pass the guard but Garcia is keeping the position.
Magomedov wants to control from the top but Garcia keeps moving. #SUB2#
Garcia escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Magomedov gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance. #T3##SUB2#
Garcia looking for a guillotine here but Magomedov defends easily. #SUB2#
Garcia is looking for a triangle but Magomedov pushes his legs off easily.
Magomedov showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Magomedov wants to control from the top but Garcia keeps moving. #T4#
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.#SUB2#
Garcia escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Magomedov gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Magomedov looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.
Garcia keeping moving, preventing Magomedov from controlling successfully. #SUB2#
Garcia has an omoplata and is looking to use it perhaps as a submission or perhaps to transition. Magomedov is in a bit of discomfort here, but he's managed to free himself and has dived into side control! That didn't work out too well for Garcia.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Garcia is trying to improve his position.
Garcia keeps trying to improve his position.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Leonardo Pancho Garcia dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Dimitri Magomedov's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!#R2#
Magomedov on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Garcia looks to land a combination but Magomedov avoids it well.
Garcia connects with a right hand. Magomedov shakes it off.
Garcia tests Magomedov's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Magomedov tries to move into range but Garcia moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Garcia has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
The fight stays on the outside here - Magomedov looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Magomedov on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Magomedov slips a jab and a cross from Garcia.
Magomedov tries to close the distance and clinch but Garcia swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Magomedov walks into a jab.#CL#
Garcia tries to keep at a distance but Magomedov has taken the fight into the clinch.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Garcia misses with a hook to the ribs.
Garcia misses with a hook to the ribs. #T1#
Magomedov can't get the takedown.
Garcia stalling in the clinch but Magomedov improves position.
Magomedov is looking to take this one to the mat.
Garcia blocking some punches.
Garcia lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Magomedov.
Magomedov jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Garcia walks away with a smile on his face. Magomedov gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Dimitri Magomedov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Garcia connects with a body shot that sends Magomedov's belly button to the back.
Magomedov misses with a head kick.
Leonardo Pancho Garcia seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Magomedov misses with a kick to the body.
A countering left hand to the body from Garcia misses.
Garcia thuds a left hand into Magomedov's body.
Garcia scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Garcia throws a right hand that Magomedov ducks under and follows up with a left that Magomedov also avoids with ease.
Garcia connects with a body shot.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Garcia lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Garcia.
Leonardo Pancho Garcia is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
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!
Magomedov walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Nice takedown defense from Garcia. No joy for Magomedov on that attempt. #T2#
Garcia takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Sloppy strikes from Magomedov. Those never looked like landing. #KD2#
Oooooh!!! Garcia has knocked Magomedov down with a huge combo! Garcia steps away and waves a wobbly Magomedov back to his feet! This one might not go much longer!#ROC2#Magomedov is rocked!
Magomedov shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Garcia sprawls well. Garcia wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Magomedov gets slowly back to his feet.
Oh Magomedov is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Magomedov glances at the clock... BAM! Garcia nails him with a big right hand! A momentary lapse in concentration sends Magomedov crashing to the mat! The referee steps in and this one is over! Damn, Magomedov is out of it, he thinks the ref is his opponent!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:29 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Leonardo Pancho Garcia!

 

Event: MMAHKI 24     
Date:   Jan 23, 2023
#R1#
A head kick from Ginters lands but Magomedov takes it in his stride.
Ginters really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Ginters throws out a powerful jab.#CL#
The fight moves into the clinch position.
Ginters is trying to break the clinch but Magomedov is controlling him.
Ginters misses with the head strike.
Magomedov manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
A frustrated look appears on Ginters's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Ginters trying to land knees to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#TD2#
Magomedov successfully pulls guard.
Magomedov bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Ginters's guard. #REVB#
Magomedov won't allow Ginters to sweep him here.
Magomedov not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up. #T1#
Ginters trying to control the position.
Magomedov looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Magomedov pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Ginters is keeping the position for now.
Ginters 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.
Magomedov engaging in some classic timewasting tactics. #T2#
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Magomedov's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.
Ginters looking to control.
Magomedov content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Ginters throwing some rather feeble looking strikes off his back.
Magomedov is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.#REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.#T3#
Ginters darts in looking for a takedown but Magomedov gets double underhooks and turns Ginters into the cage.
Magomedov tries to counter by closing the distance.
Ginters has had enough of the clinch but Magomedov keeps him there for the moment.#TD2#
Magomedov has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Ginters clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!
Magomedov has the hooks sunk in and you can see the will to fight slowly draining out of Ginters's body.
Magomedov lands with a nice looking elbow that stuns Ginters.
You know, I was talking to some of our celebrities at ringside tonight and they were split right down the middle on who was going to win this fight. #T4#
More stalling from Magomedov.
Ginters rolls, trying to escape but Magomedov keeps control of the position.
So, who will make the next big move? In this position it could be crucial.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
It looks like Magomedov might be adopting somewhat of a lay and pray gameplan here, which I'm sure won't go down too well with the paying fans in attendance... Or the ring announcers come to think of it.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Dimitri Magomedov dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.#R2#
Ginters shoots in and drives through. Magomedov sprawls well.
Magomedov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.#CL#
Ginters fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Magomedov, pushing him back against the cage.
Ginters trying to land knees to the body.
Magomedov is pushing Ginters up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Ginters is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Magomedov to keep the fight standing.
Magomedov prevents a takedown attempt there.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Gatis Ginters. That's going to take a lot out of him.#TD#
Ginters gets the body lock takedown. After a quick scramble, Magomedov regains guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Magomedov is on top in guard. #REVB##SUB#
Ginters pushes a forearm under Magomedov's chin to create some space. He's escaped his hips and pivoted quickly for an armbar! Can he extend the arm? Yes, Magomedov is tapping out! Damn, that was fast!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:59 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Gatis Ginters!

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Dec 10, 2022
#R1#
Bass circles away from the clinch attempt.
Bass changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.#TD2#
Magomedov closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
Bass manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!#SUB#
Bass looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
We've been hearing that Bass has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Magomedov keeps control of the position for the meantime.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#SUB#
Bass is trying to work for a kimura but Magomedov is defending well.
Magomedov is trying to control but can't. #T1##SUB#
Bass looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
Magomedov manages to get to full guard.
Magomedov wants to sweep here but Bass controlling him for the moment.
Bass wants to control from the top but Magomedov keeps moving.
Bass really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Magomedov is pulling down on Bass's head. It's preventing any offense from Bass, at least for the moment.
Bass trying to control but Magomedov is working from the bottom. #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.
Magomedov keeping full guard, as Bass tries to pass.
Magomedov looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Magomedov is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move. #REVB#
Magomedov prevents Bass from improving his position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Magomedov is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.#SUB#
Bass actively working from the bottom here.
Magomedov not doing much here. #SUB#
Bass actively working from the bottom here.#T3#
Magomedov looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Magomedov lands with a punch from half guard.
Magomedov lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Magomedov seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Bass tries to get to full guard but Magomedov has control of the leg.
Magomedov is nestled in close to Bass, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.#SUB#
Bass actively working from the bottom here.#T4##SUB#
Bass looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Magomedov controlling the pace.
Ground and pound from Magomedov.
Magomedov tries to pass to full mount but Bass defends it. #SUB#
Bass looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Well, if Magomedov 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.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!#SUB#
Bass actively working from the bottom here.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Dimitri Magomedov dominated that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.#R2#
Magomedov lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range. #CUT2#It looks like Barry Bass has been cut.#TD2#
Magomedov closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard. #SUB2#
Magomedov wants to work for an arm triangle but Bass is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Magomedov trying to control the pace.
Bass slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#SUB#
Bass looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Magomedov pushing down on Bass's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work. #T1#
Magomedov stalling. #SUB#
Bass looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Magomedov perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Bass trying to control from the bottom.
Bass is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Magomedov scores with a couple of nice shots.
Magomedov scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Magomedov perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Magomedov's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.#T2#
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Bass gets full guard.
Magomedov slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
A lull in the action here as Magomedov stalls from top position.
Magomedov trying to control the action but Bass is working from the bottom.
A lull in the action here.
Dimitri Magomedov has got the better of the ground game so far.#T3#
Bass is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Magomedov off and has taken his back!
Magomedov is keeping busy.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Magomedov is trying to break free.
Magomedov rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.
Magomedov moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Magomedov tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Bass wants to control from the top but Magomedov keeps moving.
Magomedov pulls Bass in to control the position.
Magomedov looking to hit a scissor sweep but Bass is one step ahead there.
Bass is fighting to break Magomedov's control of his arms but Magomedov is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.#T4#
Bass wants to control from the top but Magomedov keeps moving.
Bass stopping the sweep attempt from Magomedov.
Magomedov managing to control the position.
Magomedov wants to sweep here but Bass controlling him for the moment.
Bass looking to pass the guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Magomedov is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move. #REVB#
Bass is trying to get back to full guard.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Dimitri Magomedov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Barry Bass's cut.
That's time! Bass's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!#R3#
Bass avoids a punch combination nicely.
Magomedov misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick. #TD2#
Magomedov closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Magomedov works his way into full mount! #SUB2#
Magomedov goes for an armbar but he's not got it… Bass turns into him and now he's in Magomedov's guard.
Magomedov pulls Bass in close to prevent any damage. #T1#
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Magomedov is on top in guard. #REVB#
Magomedov keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Bass's head.
Bass can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Magomedov controls the pace.
Magomedov wants to pass the guard but Bass is keeping the position.#SUB#
Bass escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Magomedov gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Magomedov's corner is telling him to maintain position.#SUB#
Bass looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Magomedov passes into half guard. #T2#
Bass won't allow Magomedov to pass to mount.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Magomedov in particular looking to stall.#SUB#
Bass looking for submissions off his back.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Magomedov has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Magomedov controlling from mount.
Magomedov landing shots from mount. #T3#
Magomedov controlling the pace for now.
Bass 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.
Magomedov prevents Bass from improving his position.
Magomedov passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Bass!
Magomedov controlling his opponent. #T4#
Magomedov dominating with strikes here.
Magomedov tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Magomedov looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
Bass tries to hold on but Magomedov pushes him away.
Magomedov connects with a couple of good shots from mount.
Magomedov avoids the attempt from Bass to control.
Bass regains half guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Magomedov scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Barry Bass has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Dimitri Magomedov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Magomedov with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.

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

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Dimitri Magomedov!

 

Event: TWGC 37 (155lbs, D4): Finals - Round 1     
Date:   Aug 28, 2022





188 cm
21 yrs
165 lbs



178 cm
18 yrs
164 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the lightweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 0 losses; Gino Gambini! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Amsterdam, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 0 losses; Dimitri Magomedov!
The judges for this bout are Andrew Berry, Sam Margolis and Donald Grub.


The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
No luck for Gambini with that takedown attempt.
Gambini tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Magomedov defends well and Gambini ends up having to push Magomedov into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Magomedov is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Gambini pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Gambini wants to take the fight to the mat but Magomedov manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Gino Gambini. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Gambini has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Magomedov avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Gambini is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Magomedov is defending well.
Gambini definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.#TD2#
Magomedov has Gambini pressed up against the cage. He's trying to work for a single leg takedown. Magomedov pulls back from the cage and twists to the side, sending Gambini tumbling to the mat - Magomedov dives into Gambini's guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Gambini (0) vs (2) Magomedov
Magomedov slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Gambini is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gambini has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.#T1#
Magomedov sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Gambini has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Gambini 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.
Magomedov controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling. #T2#
Gambini has Magomedov pulled in close to control his posture.
Magomedov controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Gambini pulls Magomedov in close to prevent any damage.
Magomedov looking to pass the guard.
Magomedov is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long. #T3#
Gambini has his hands on Magomedov's head, controlling the position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Magomedov is looking to pass into half guard but Gambini pushes him away with his feet and jumps on top - now Gambini is in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Gambini (2) vs (2) Magomedov
Magomedov controlling Gambini's posture.
Magomedov not looking particularly offensive just at the moment. #SUB2#
Magomedov escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Gambini gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance. #T4#
Gambini wants to pass the guard but Magomedov is keeping the position.
Gambini's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Magomedov looking for a sweep. Not yet Magomedov, not yet.
Gambini looking to pass the guard.
Gambini controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Gambini stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Magomedov swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Magomedov is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Gambini's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Magomedov managing to control the position. #T5#
Gambini tries to free his leg and advance position but Magomedov is retaining full guard.
Magomedov controls Gambini momentarily but Gambini frees himself.
Gambini trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Gambini really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Magomedov is trying to control the position from the bottom.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Magomedov holds on and takes a little breather.
Gambini advances position into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Gambini (5) vs (2) Magomedov
Magomedov wants to control but Gambini postures up.
Magomedov is trying to improve his position.
Gambini staying calm.#T6#
Gambini'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.
Magomedov tries to bench press Gambini off him but Gambini keeps the position.
Gambini staying calm.
Magomedov struggling a bit here.
Magomedov is looking to reverse the position.#T7#
Gambini controlling the position.
Magomedov is holding Gambini down, trying to stall.
Magomedov seems a little lost for a moment, as Gambini dominates the positioning.
Gambini working away.
Gambini is looking to take a break and control but Magomedov is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Magomedov keeping his opponent close.
The referee tells the fighters to keep busy.#T8#
Magomedov tries to buck Gambini off but Gambini is having none of it.
Magomedov is trying to escape the position but Gambini is controlling the position.
You can see the frustration on Magomedov's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Magomedov is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Gambini controlling the position from side mount.
Gambini seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Magomedov for as long as he can get away with.#T9#
Magomedov is looking for a sweep.
Gambini in side control, just content to control the action for now.
Magomedov wants to control but Gambini postures up.
Magomedov tries to bench press Gambini off him but Gambini keeps the position.
Magomedov is letting Gambini control him for a moment. #T10#
Magomedov tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Gambini slows the pace down.
Gambini continues to stall.
More hug and hope from Gambini.
Magomedov tries to buck Gambini off but Gambini is having none of it.
Gambini staying calm.#T11#
Magomedov can't do much from the bottom here.
Magomedov is looking to reverse the position.#T12#
Gambini in side control, just content to control the action for now.
Magomedov is looking to regain half guard here but Gambini keeps moving and retains side control.
Magomedov is letting Gambini control him for a moment.
This is a sustained period of stalling by Gambini.
Magomedov struggling a bit here.
The referee asks Gambini politely if he wouldn't mind getting on with it and actually doing something. Gambini prefers to stall for the moment though.#T13#
Magomedov is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Gambini is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.
Magomedov is looking to regain half guard here but Gambini keeps moving and retains side control. #T14#
Gambini staying calm.
Gambini continues to hold on tight.
Magomedov tries to bench press Gambini off him but Gambini keeps the position.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Magomedov being controlled for a moment.

And that's the end of the fight!
Gambini takes the fight on points by 5 to 2.
During a confident post fight interview, Gino Gambini thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.

 

Event: TWGC 37 (155lbs, D4): New York Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Aug 19, 2022





178 cm
18 yrs
164 lbs



160 cm
26 yrs
143 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the lightweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Amsterdam, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Dimitri Magomedov! And in the blue corner, fighting out of New York, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Ash Lake!
The judges for this bout are John Roberts, Anthony Taglia and Chad Campbell.


The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.#CL#
Magomedov closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage. #TD#
Magomedov gets double underhooks and manages to take the fight to the ground.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Magomedov (2) vs (0) Lake
Magomedov not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Lake really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Magomedov. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Magomedov slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Score +3 for passing guard: Magomedov (5) vs (0) Lake
The referee asks Magomedov politely if he wouldn't mind getting on with it and actually doing something. Magomedov prefers to stall for the moment though.
Lake is looking for a sweep.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Magomedov just content to control the position. #T1##SUB#
Magomedov is trying to get an arm triangle but Lake is defending well.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Lake is letting Magomedov control him for a moment.
Lake 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.
Lake is looking for a sweep.
Magomedov happy to just control the position for now. #T2#
Lake tries to improve position but can't.
Lake is in a bad spot here and he knows it... just holding on for now.
Magomedov is staying tight to Lake's torso, preventing him from escaping.
Lake tries to bench press Magomedov off him but Magomedov keeps the position.
A lull in the action here as Magomedov stalls from top position.#T3#
Lake prevents Magomedov from moving into mount.
Magomedov has knee on belly and moves into mount.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Magomedov (7) vs (0) Lake
Magomedov controlling his opponent.
Magomedov will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Lake can do anything to dispel that myth.#T4#
Magomedov seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Lake for as long as he can get away with.
Magomedov looking to control but Lake is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Magomedov prevents Lake from getting the reversal.#T5#
Magomedov sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment. #SUB#
Magomedov has hold of Lake's left arm, perhaps looking for a submission. The two fighters tussle over control of the isolated limb and Lake manages to get his arm back to his side and away from danger.
Magomedov wants to control the pace but Lake is squirming around nicely.
Lake wants to control but Magomedov is having none of it.
Magomedov controlling from the full mount. #T6##SUB#
Magomedov has control of Lake's right arm, working for a kimura. It's a bit of a token attempt though and Lake regains control of the situation pretty easily.
Lake is squirming around, avoiding Magomedov's attempts to control the action.
Lake tries to reverse the position but Magomedov maintains control.#SUB#
Magomedov has hold of Lake's left arm, perhaps looking for a submission. The two fighters tussle over control of the isolated limb and Lake manages to get his arm back to his side and away from danger. #T7#
Magomedov tries to control but Lake wriggling away.
Magomedov takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#T8#
Lake tries to hold on but Magomedov pushes him away.
Lake keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard. #SUB#
Magomedov swings around for an armbar but it's a sloppy attempt and Lake is now in Magomedov's guard. A big mistake from Magomedov there, giving up the dominant position!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Magomedov (7) vs (2) Lake
Magomedov has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall. #SUB#
Magomedov had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Lake defends it easily.#T9##SUB2#
Lake 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.
Magomedov keeping moving, preventing Lake from controlling successfully.
Magomedov looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Lake trying to control but Magomedov is working from the bottom.
Magomedov bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Lake's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Magomedov (9) vs (2) Lake#T10##SUB#
Magomedov drops back looking for a leg! Lake is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Lake manages to kick Magomedov off! Magomedov jumps back into Lake's guard.
Magomedov sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Magomedov is pushing down on Lake's leg trying to pass to half guard. Lake is fighting to maintain full guard but Magomedov has managed to sneak the leg through.
Magomedov controlling the action here. #T11##SUB2#
Lake looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Magomedov perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Magomedov has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
Magomedov wants to pass to mount but Lake is defending the position.
Lake is looking to improve his position. #T12#
Magomedov works his way into full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Magomedov (12) vs (2) Lake
Magomedov controlling from mount.
This is a sustained period of stalling by Magomedov.
Magomedov prevents Lake from getting the reversal.
Magomedov controlling his opponent. #T13#
Magomedov continues to stall.
Lake wants to hold on but Magomedov pushes him away.#SUB#
Magomedov is working for a guillotine from mount but Lake frees his head quite easily. #T14#
Lake is in all sorts of trouble here.
Magomedov controlling from mount.
More hug and hope from Magomedov.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

And that's the end of the fight!
Magomedov takes the fight on points by 12 to 2.

 

 
 
 
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