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Event: NYF Fight Night 17     
Date:   Dec 08, 2023
#R1#
Kim misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Peterson.
Peterson doesn't manage to clinch there - Kim circles away.
Kim throws out a counter right but Peterson avoids it with no problem.
A swing and a miss from Kim.
Peterson shoots in for a double leg but Kim sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
A nice side step and Kim releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Peterson rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Kim counters with a stiff right hand.
Peterson throws a low kick but Kim moves out of range easily.
Kim circles away from the clinch attempt.
Peterson fails in his attempt to clinch.
It seemed like Kim was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Peterson connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Peterson fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Kim on the side of the head.
Peterson wants to clinch.#T1#
Kim checks a leg kick. #TD#
Peterson gets a double leg takedown into Kim's guard.
Peterson passes Kim's right leg, so he's now in half guard. #SUB#
Peterson is working for a submission of some sort.
Kim wants to get back to full guard.#SUB#
Peterson seems to be working for a kimura but Kim defends the submission attempt.
Kim really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Peterson. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.#SUB#
Peterson seems to be trying to get a kimura but instead Kim has recovered full guard.
Peterson trying to control but Kim is working from the bottom. #T2#
Peterson definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Kim bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Peterson's guard. #REVB##SUB#
Peterson has thrown up a leg looking for a triangle. Kim doesn't defend quickly enough and Peterson has managed to lock this one up! Can Kim escape?! NO! He's tapping out! Damn, that was a quick submission - congrats to Peterson on a fantastic submission victory.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:54 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Casey Peterson!

 

Event: NYF Fight Night 15     
Date:   Nov 10, 2023
#R1##CL#
Bizzy forces Kim back against the cage and clinches.
Kim doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A short left from Bizzy.
Bizzy lands with a left to the head.
Bizzy blocks a body shot from Kim.
Bizzy tries a body shot but Kim blocks it.
Bizzy working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Bizzy working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A head punch on the inside from Kim fails to land.
Bizzy lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Kim backwards.
Bizzy lands with a light punch inside.
Bizzy lands a shoulder strike.
Kim cracks Bizzy with a nice body shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Bizzy is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Kim takes a shot to the head.
Kim misses with a punch on the inside.
Kim looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Bizzy scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Bizzy pushes Kim back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
A head punch on the inside from Kim fails to land.
Kim throws a punch but it's blocked by Bizzy. #T1#
Bizzy pressing his opponent against the cage.
Kim misses with a punch to the body.
Kim tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kim blocks a body shot from Bizzy.
Bizzy lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Bizzy lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Kim or not.
Bizzy blocks an uppercut.
Kim is looking to break free of the clinch but Bizzy has double underhooks.
Bizzy blocks an uppercut.
A nice right hand lands inside from Kim. #BC2#
Kim breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Bizzy throws a hook but Kim avoids it easily.
Kim throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Bizzy staying out of range there.
Bizzy was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Kim is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Bizzy. #CL#
Bizzy moves into range and clinches up with Kim.#T2#
Kim stalls.
Bizzy lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kim pushes Bizzy back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Bizzy throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Kims head.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Bizzy blocks an uppercut.
Bizzy lands with a left to the head.
Bizzy blocks a couple of punches on the inside. #BC2#
Kim breaks from the clinch.
Kim takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Bizzy looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
A jab from Kim misses. #CL#
Kim tries to keep at a distance but Bizzy has taken the fight into the clinch.
Kim tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Bizzy's elbow.
Kim is trying to maintain a safe position but Bizzy gets an underhook and turns Kim into the cage.#T3#
Kim tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Bizzy's elbow.
A short right from Bizzy.
Bizzy throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Kims head.
Kim tries a body shot but Bizzy blocks it. #BC2#
Kim's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.#CL#
Bizzy fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Kim, pushing him back against the cage.
Kim being controlled against the cage.
A short left from Bizzy.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Bizzy.
Kim is trying to maintain a safe position but Bizzy gets an underhook and turns Kim into the cage.
Bizzy lands with a short shot to the head.
Kim can't break the clinch.
Kim wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Bizzy has him pressed against the cage.
Bizzy lands a body punch.
Kim tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Bizzy's elbow.
Kim has had enough of the clinch but Bizzy keeps him there for the moment.
Bizzy digs a right hand into Kim's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Kim's gas tank.
Bizzy lands with a short head shot on the inside. #T4#
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A nice left hand lands by Bizzy.
Bizzy makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A short right from Kim.
Bizzy lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Kim tries to stall but Bizzy uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Kim misses with some punches.
Bizzy makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A right handed body shot lands from Bizzy.
A short right from Bizzy.
Kim is trying to push Bizzy away but Bizzy has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Bizzy softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Bizzy lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Bizzy scores with a hook to the body.
Kim is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A short right from Bizzy on the inside.
Bizzy blocks an uppercut.
Bizzy makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Kim tries a body shot but Bizzy blocks it.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Chomp Bizzy dominated that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!#R2#
Kim pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Bizzy staying out of range there.
Bizzy 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.
Nice shot lands for Bizzy.
Kim throws a nice looking combination but Bizzy bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.#CL#
Kim tries to keep at a distance but Bizzy has taken the fight into the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Bizzy.
Kim avoiding damage.
Bizzy lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kim tries to break free but Bizzy pushes him back against the cage.
Bizzy throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Kim throws a punch but it's blocked by Bizzy.
Bizzy misses with a punch on the inside.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Bizzy.
Bizzy scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Bizzy is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Kim can do to turn this around?
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kim blocks a punch to the side of the head. #T1#
Bizzy lands a body shot in the clinch.
Kim misses with a punch on the inside.
Bizzy stalling against the cage.
Bizzy lands a right hand that snaps the head of Kim backwards. #BC2#
Kim's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.#CL#
Bizzy pushes Kim up against the cage in a clinch.
Kim misses with a hook from the clinch.
Bizzy misses with a body punch.
Bizzy scores with a shot to the side of Kim's head.
Kim is looking to break free of the clinch but Bizzy has double underhooks.
Bizzy tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Chomp Bizzy has scored more points in the clinch so far.
A nice right hand lands inside from Bizzy.
Bizzy blocks a body shot from Kim.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Bizzy.
Bizzy stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Kim wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Bizzy works on Kim's body with a couple of short punches.
Kim takes a shot to the head. #T2#
Bizzy blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kim has a couple of punches blocked by Bizzy.
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!
Kim wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Bizzy has him pressed against the cage.
Kim stalls.
Kim misses with a hook from the clinch.
Bizzy lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A nice left hand lands by Bizzy.
Bizzy lands with a light punch inside.
Bizzy lands a hook to the side of the head.#ROC#Kim is rocked!
Kim has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Bizzy seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Kim can turn it around.
Bizzy misses with the head strike.
Kim is still on wobbly legs! Can Bizzy finish him?
Bizzy scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Bizzy blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kim working hard to break the clinch.
Bizzy lands a big right hand that drops Kim! The killer instinct kicks in and Bizzy finishes his opponent with a series of strikes from mount. A dominating finish by Bizzy!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:47 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Chomp Bizzy!

 

Event: NYF 38: Traumen vs Adams     
Date:   Oct 14, 2023
#R1#
Kim displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Dennison throws out the jab.
Dennison on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Kim defending well as Dennison loads up on a big left hand.
Decent striking displayed by Kim there.
Dennison throws a series of punches but Kim moves out of range.
Dennison throws a combination that misses
enabling Kim to counter with a crisp jab.
Kim lands with a shot to the body.
Kim misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Dennison misses with a combination
and Kim counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Dennison tries to bum rush Kim with a series of wild strikes but Kim uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Kim was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Dennison misses the body punch
and Kim counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Dennison throws a left and a right that both miss #KD#
and Kim counters with a crisp one two that drops Dennison! Kim thinks about following him to the mat for a moment but instead steps back and waves Dennison to his feet! Dennison is in big trouble!#ROC#Dennison is rocked!
Kim has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Kim connects with a superb combination that knocks Dennison out cold! The referee charges across the mat and tackles Kim before he can land any more shots to the unconscious Dennison!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Dan Kim!
An out of breath Dan Kim thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
In defeat, Marc Dennison stepped up to the mic, saying 'He sucks.'.

 

Event: TWGC 40 (145lbs, D4): Finals - Round 3     
Date:   Sep 13, 2023





175 cm
21 yrs
155 lbs



175 cm
20 yrs
140 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 1 losses; Dan Kim! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Montreal, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 0 losses; Paddy Lee!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Bishop, James Glass and Paul Tew.


The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.
Lee closes the distance and clinches up with Kim, looking for a takedown. Lee pushes Kim against the cage but Kim circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Kim is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Lee.
Kim has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Lee shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Lee fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Kim seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Dan Kim has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Paddy Lee.#CL#
Kim gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Kim has Lee pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Lee manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Lee is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Kim is defending well.
Lee looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Lee wants a takedown but no success here.
Lee gets underhooks to prevent Kim's takedown attempt.
Kim prevents a takedown attempt there.
Lee is looking for a takedown.
Kim is working for takedown but Lee is calmly controlling the position for now.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lee fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Lee tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Lee tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Kim smiles and moves away.
Lee shoots in for a takedown but Kim shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Lee fails with the takedown.
Lee looks winded!
Lee shoots in for a takedown but Kim shows good takedown defense. #T1#
Kim stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Kim wants it to stay on the feet.#CL#
Kim rushes Lee and presses him up against the cage.
Kim tries for a takedown but Lee manages to get underhooks.
Lee jumps guard but Kim turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Kim wants a takedown but no success here.
Lee drops down looking for an ankle pick but Kim pulls his leg out and moves away. #CL#
Kim closes the distance and clinches.
Lee is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Kim goes for a takedown in the clinch but Lee prevents it.
Lee stops a takedown attempt from Kim.
Kim is working for takedown but Lee is calmly controlling the position for now.#TD2#
Lee decides to pull guard.
Kim looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Lee is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control. #T2#
Kim won't allow Lee to sweep him here.
Lee has Kim pulled in close to control his posture.
Kim is stalling in the full guard.
Lee pulls Kim in close to prevent any damage. #T3#
Lee wants to hit a sweep here but Kim passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Lee there!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kim (3) vs (0) Lee
Kim avoids the attempt from Lee to control.
Lee can't escape the position.
Kim controlling from mount.
Lee tries to hold on but Kim postures up.#T4#
Lee is looking to get to half guard.
Kim controlling from the full mount.
Lee is trying desperately to improve position.
Lee tries to lock up and control but Kim gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Lee is trying desperately to improve position.
Kim controlling from mount. #T5#
Kim has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
Kim prevents Lee from getting the reversal.
Lee wants to hold on but Kim pushes him away.
Lee is trying to avoid being dragged into an even worse position than he's already in but Kim is staying active.
Kim takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Lee is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Lee really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Kim takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Lee can do anything to dispel that myth.#T6#
Lee is desperately trying to improve his position but Kim has a good base and remains in mount.
Lee keeps trying to improve his position.
Kim controlling the pace for now.
Lee is looking to improve his position but Kim isn't that keen on the idea.#T7#
Lee is still trying to improve position.
Lee wants to control but Kim is having none of it.
Kim looking to control and managing it successfully.
Kim avoids the attempt from Lee to control.#T8#
Kim looking to control and managing it successfully.
Lee is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Kim wants to take Lee's back here but Lee is holding on to an arm, himself looking to escape.
Lee regains half guard.
Kim is taking a breather. Lee 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.
Lee is positioning himself well to prevent Kim advancing to mount. #T9#
Lee is trying to get back to full guard.
Lee wants to sweep but Kim has passed to side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kim (6) vs (0) Lee
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kim gets to mount! Lee was on the offensive and wasn't defending properly.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Kim (8) vs (0) Lee
Lee reaches up to try and control the position but Kim seems to have an arm triangle now! Uh oh! Lee rolls and tries to escape and now Kim has his back!
Score +3 for taking back: Kim (11) vs (0) Lee
Kim trying desperately to keep hold of the dominant position. #T10#
I really don't envy Lee right now.
Kim controls the action.
Kim continues to stall.
Lee is defending well here and trying to improve his position.
So, who will make the next big move? In this position it could be crucial. #T11#
Lee tries to escape but Kim has the hooks in and won't let him break free.
Lee is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Kim controls the action.
Lee is in bad spot here.
Lee tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
Lee can't escape the position.
Kim controlling his opponent. #T12#
Lee tries to reverse the position but Kim maintains control.
Lee manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Lee is trying to control but can't.
Lee is positioning himself well to prevent Kim advancing to mount.
Lee wants to get back to full guard but Kim has mounted him!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kim (14) vs (0) Lee
Lee is trying desperately to improve position.
Kim content just to control the position here. #T13#
Lee is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Kim controlling his opponent.
Lee is trying desperately to improve position.
Lee is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Lee holds on to Kim as tight as he can, avoiding damage.
Lee is desperately trying to get back to half guard. #T14#
Kim controlling the position easily from mount.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Lee is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kim takes the fight on points by 14 to 0.
Dan Kim is the new featherweight champion!
Our winner, Dan Kim, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.

 

Event: TWGC 40 (145lbs, D4): Finals - Round 2     
Date:   Sep 12, 2023





171 cm
21 yrs
153 lbs



175 cm
21 yrs
155 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of New York, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 1 losses; Graham Walters ! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 1 losses; Dan Kim!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Chris Edwards and Daniel Bishop.


The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.#CL#
Walters clinches with his opponent. #TD#
Walters drags the fight down to the ground.
Kim must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Kim won't allow Walters to sweep him here.
Kim controlling from the top position.
Walters is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Kim stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Walters swivels though and keeps the full guard. #SUB#
Kim avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Walters controls Kim momentarily but Kim frees himself. #T1##SUB#
Walters working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Kim doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Kim manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Walters trying to keep a closed guard but Kim is proving a slippery customer. #SUB#
Walters working for a triangle but Kim defends it easily.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Walters holds on and takes a little breather. #T2##SUB#
Walters looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Walters is trying to control the position but Kim postures up. #SUB#
Walters looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Walters working a defensive guard here.
Kim sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Walters not looking particularly offensive just at the moment. #T3#
Kim engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Walters is trying to keep Kim in close. #SUB#
Walters escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Kim gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Kim showing good wrestling skills to control the position. #SUB#
Walters isolates an arm and boxes in a triangle. Kim stacks Walters 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 Kim!
Score +3 for passing guard: Walters (0) vs (3) Kim#T4#
Walters tries to get back to half guard but can't.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Kim working away.
Kim is looking to take a break and control but Walters is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Walters is positioning himself to get back to half guard. #T5#
Kim wants to lay and pray for a moment but Walters keeps working.
Walters is looking to reverse the position.
Walters prevents Kim from moving into mount.
Walters tries to buck Kim off but Kim is having none of it.
Kim has knee on belly and now moves to full mount! Trouble for Walters !
Score +2 for reaching mount: Walters (0) vs (5) Kim
Walters is trying desperately to improve position.
Kim controlling the position easily from mount. #T6#
Walters is trying to escape the mount.
Walters tries to hold on but Kim pushes him away.
Walters holds on for dear life, controlling Kim's posture momentarily. #T7#
Walters gets back to half guard.
Walters trying to control here.
Walters wants to get back to full guard but Kim has mounted him!
Score +3 for passing guard: Walters (0) vs (8) Kim
Kim looking to control and managing it successfully.
Kim avoids the attempt from Walters to control.#T8#
Kim trying to control but Walters is having none of it.
Walters wants to hold on but Kim pushes him away.
Walters is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Kim controlling his opponent. #T9#
Walters is trying to reverse the position but instead Kim has taken his back - oops!
Score +3 for taking back: Walters (0) vs (11) Kim
Walters turns into Kim and is now in his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Walters (2) vs (11) Kim
Walters trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Walters sitting in guard here, content to control.
Kim is controlling Walters 's posture.
Let's hope that Kim has the urge to step up the pace any second now because for the last 15 or 20 seconds he's just been holding on tight.#T10#
Kim working a defensive guard here.
Walters controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Kim keeping moving, preventing Walters from controlling successfully. #T11#
Walters stopping the sweep attempt from Kim.
Walters tries to free his leg and advance position but Kim is retaining full guard.
Kim looking to control.
Kim keeping full guard, as Walters tries to pass.
Kim has control of Walters 's left arm, preventing Walters from doing any damage.
Walters wants to control from the top but Kim keeps moving.
Walters looking to pass the guard. #T12#
Walters advances position into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Walters (5) vs (11) Kim
Walters is looking to take a break and control but Kim is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Walters taking a break here but Kim is having none of it and regains half guard.
Walters uses his free foot to push down on Kim's thigh. Eventually he works his other foot free and he's advanced to mount - this is trouble for Kim.
Score +3 for passing guard: Walters (8) vs (11) Kim#T13#
Kim wants to control but Walters is having none of it.#SUB#
Walters moves into side control, trying to work for a kimura. That looks painful! Will he finish!!?? No, Kim has worked his arm free - good work by Kim! #SUB#
Walters is trying to get an arm triangle but Kim is defending well. #T14#
Kim can't do much from the bottom here.
Kim tries to bench press Walters off him but Walters keeps the position. #SUB#
Walters thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Walters trying to control the position but Kim is working away.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Kim tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Walters wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kim wins on points by 11 to 8.
Dan Kim seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.

 

Event: TWGC 40 (145lbs, D4): Finals - Round 1     
Date:   Sep 11, 2023





185 cm
18 yrs
138 lbs



175 cm
20 yrs
155 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 0 losses; Danial Mason! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 1 losses; Dan Kim!
The judges for this bout are James Ackerman, Colin Fotheringham and Steven Brown.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?#CL2#
Kim drives through and clinches with Mason against the cage.
Mason tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Kim smiles and moves away.
Dan Kim seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#CL2#
Kim gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
We've been hearing reports that Mason has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Mason tries to pull guard but Kim won't allow it. #TD2#
Kim gets a nice trip takedown into half guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Mason (0) vs (2) Kim#SUB#
Mason looking for submissions off his back.
Kim is controlling the pace.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mason tries to get to full guard but Kim has control of the leg. #T1#
Kim is pressing down on Mason's thigh, looking to free his foot. Mason is holding on for now.
Kim performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Mason wants to improve his position but Kim is controlling well. #SUB#
Mason looking for submissions off his back.
Kim sitting and controlling from the half guard. #T2#
Kim's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#SUB#
Mason looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Kim stalling. #T3##SUB#
Mason looking for subs from the bottom but Kim mounts him!
Score +3 for passing guard: Mason (0) vs (5) Kim
Kim tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Mason really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Mason tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Kim controlling his opponent.
Mason stops Kim from taking his back. Still, being mounted isn't any better.
Kim controlling the pace for now. #T4#
Kim prevents Mason from getting the reversal.
Mason has given up his back here. Will Kim look for the submission or keep pounding away?
Score +3 for taking back: Mason (0) vs (8) Kim
Mason wants to escape the position.
Mason tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
Kim moves to take his opponent's back.
Score +3 for taking back: Mason (0) vs (11) Kim
Kim controlling the position well here. Mason rolled but Kim kept the hooks locked in and stayed in the dominant position.
Let's hope that Kim has the urge to step up the pace any second now because for the last 15 or 20 seconds he's just been holding on tight.#T5#
Mason is really stuck here.
Kim has the hooks sunk in and you can see the will to fight slowly draining out of Mason's body.
More stalling from Kim.#T6#
We're seeing a lot of stalling here from Kim.
Mason can't escape the position.
My spies in 3Band MMA inform me that Kim has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
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.
Mason tries to escape but Kim has the hooks in and won't let him break free.
Kim keeps control of the position easily here as Mason tries to buck him off. #T7#
Yet more stalling tactics from Kim.
Mason tries to escape the position.
Kim controls the position.
Kim with more of the same as he continues to hold on.#T8#
Mason tries to escape but Kim has the hooks in and won't let him break free.
Mason is working hard here to advance position.
So, who will make the next big move? In this position it could be crucial.
Kim is hanging on to Mason's back as he tries to escape. #T9#
Kim controlling the position well here. Mason rolled but Kim kept the hooks locked in and stayed in the dominant position.
Mason tries to escape the position.
Kim keeps control of the position easily here as Mason tries to buck him off.
I really don't envy Mason right now. #T10#
Kim is controlling his opponent, waiting for an opportunity to finish.
Mason is really stuck here.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#T11#
What can Mason do to escape this position? He's going to have to figure it out pretty quick if he wants to stay in the fight!
Mason tries to break free.
Kim controls the position.#T12#
Mason rolls, trying to escape but Kim keeps control of the position.
Kim controlling the position well here. Mason rolled but Kim kept the hooks locked in and stayed in the dominant position.
Kim is continuing to stall.#T13#
Mason can't escape the position.
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.
The adventures of Kim the control monster continue. Boring.#T14#
Mason is really stuck here.
Kim controls the position.
Kim has the hooks in. Mason is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
What can Mason do to escape this position? He's going to have to figure it out pretty quick if he wants to stay in the fight!
I really don't envy Mason right now.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kim wins on points by 11 to 0.
Dan Kim seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.

 

Event: TWGC 40 (145lbs, D4): Los Angeles Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Sep 02, 2023





175 cm
20 yrs
155 lbs



173 cm
16 yrs
154 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 1 losses; Dan Kim! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Zab Allan!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Percy O'Donnell and Timothy Bukovac.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?#CL#
Kim takes the fight into the clinch. #TD#
Kim gets a trip takedown into half guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Kim (2) vs (0) Allan
Kim looking to pass the half guard. Not this time. #SUB2#
Allan actively working from the bottom here.#SUB2#
Allan looking for submissions off his back.
Allan is looking for a sweep. Kim is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.#SUB2#
Allan looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
We've been hearing good reports from Kim's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Allan tries to get to full guard but Kim has control of the leg.
Allan is still trying to improve position.#T1#
Allan is looking to get full guard. It looks like he might be successful but at the last minute Kim jumps into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kim (5) vs (0) Allan
Allan tries to control but Kim manages to take his back.
Score +3 for taking back: Kim (8) vs (0) Allan
Kim has the hooks sunk in and you can see the will to fight slowly draining out of Allan's body.
Allan trying to control the hands but Kim breaks the grip.
Kim controlling from the back.
Allan wants to control his opponent's hands but Kim gets his hands free.
Kim knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Allan on the ground.
Allan can't escape the position.
Allan trying to control but not successfully.
Allan tries to escape the position. #T2#
Kim avoiding Allan 's attempts to control his hands.
Kim trying to secure his dominant position for a moment - making sure Allan doesn't escape.
Kim continues to stall.
Kim has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
Allan tries to break free.
Kim gets his hands free as Allan looks to control.
Kim controlling well, preventing Allan from escaping the position. #T3#
Kim avoiding Allan 's attempts to control his hands.
Kim controlling well, preventing Allan from escaping the position.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Allan is very frustrated here, being controlled quite effectively by Kim.
Allan wants to control his opponent's hands but Kim gets his hands free.
Good control from Kim.
Allan wants to control his opponent's hands but Kim gets his hands free.
Allan tries to escape but Kim has the hooks in and won't let him break free.
Kim has good solid back control here. #T4#
Kim gets his hands free as Allan looks to control.
Good control from Kim.
Kim is not going to allow Allan to sit and survive in this position.
Allan can't escape the position.
Kim not allowing Allan to control his hands.
Kim controlling well, preventing Allan from escaping the position.
Allan trying to control the position but Kim manages to sink in the hooks.
Allan is really stuck here. #T5#
What can Allan do to escape this position? He's going to have to figure it out pretty quick if he wants to stay in the fight!
Allan tries to escape but Kim has the hooks in and won't let him break free.
Allan manages to reverse the position and now he's in Kim's guard. Nice work there by Allan.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kim (8) vs (2) Allan
We've been informed that Allan has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.
Allan stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Kim swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Kim wants to sweep but no luck.
Allan tries to free his leg and advance position but Kim is retaining full guard.
Kim is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control. #T6#
Allan trying to control but Kim is working from the bottom.
Allan looking to sit in guard and control but Kim gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kim (10) vs (2) Allan
Allan trying to keep a closed guard but Kim is proving a slippery customer. #SUB2#
Allan is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Kim is aware though and is defending well.#SUB2#
Kim got a little sloppy there for a moment and Allan has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Kim has managed to get both his arms back between Allan's legs - danger averted.#SUB2#
Allan is looking for a triangle but Kim pushes his legs off easily.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#T7#
Kim is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long. #SUB2#
Kim got a little sloppy there for a moment and Allan has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Kim has managed to get both his arms back between Allan's legs - danger averted.#SUB2#
Allan looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar. #SUB2#
Allan is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Kim is aware though and is defending well.
Kim stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Allan swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Kim is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Allan controls Kim momentarily but Kim frees himself. #SUB2#
Allan is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Kim is aware though and is defending well.#T8##SUB2#
Allan escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Kim gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance. #SUB2#
Allan is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Kim is aware though and is defending well.#SUB2#
Allan throws his legs up looking for a submission but Kim uses it to pass to side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kim (13) vs (2) Allan
Allan is trying to improve his position.
Allan is trying to control Kim's posture but Kim avoids it.
Allan is trying to work for a sweep but Kim has mounted him!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Kim (15) vs (2) Allan
Allan is writhing around trying to get back to his feet. #T9#
Kim controlling from the full mount.
Allan tries to improve his position but instead Kim has taken his back!
Score +3 for taking back: Kim (18) vs (2) Allan
What can Allan do to escape this position? He's going to have to figure it out pretty quick if he wants to stay in the fight!
This is a sustained period of stalling by Kim.
Allan tries to roll but Kim sticks to his back.
Kim just keeping the dominant position. He can't wait too long though, otherwise the referee will stand them back up.
Allan looks to control his opponent's hands but he's not mananging it at the moment.
Allan is defending well here and trying to improve his position. #T10#
Kim trying to secure his dominant position for a moment - making sure Allan doesn't escape.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Allan tries to escape the position.
Kim controlling the position well here. Allan rolled but Kim kept the hooks locked in and stayed in the dominant position.
Allan trying to control the action but Kim just sinks the hooks in. #T11#
Kim has the hooks in. Allan is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.
Kim biding his time, controlling Allan.
Kim keeps control of the position as Allan tries to break free.
Allan trying to control the hands but Kim won't let him.
You can see the frustration on Allan's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.
Kim gets his hands free as Allan looks to control. #T12#
I really don't envy Allan right now.
Kim controlling the position well here. Allan rolled but Kim kept the hooks locked in and stayed in the dominant position.
Allan trying to control the hands but Kim won't let him.
Allan is trying to break free.
Kim biding his time, looking for the opening.
Allan has the hand control, trying to stop the rear naked choke. #T13#
Kim has the hooks in. Allan is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.
Kim gets his hands free as Allan looks to control.
Allan wants to escape the position.
Kim is trying to stick to Allan's back but Allan is turning into Kim. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Kim's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Allan.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kim (18) vs (4) Allan
Kim wants to sweep here but Allan controlling him for the moment.
Kim has his hands on Allan's head, controlling the position. #T14#
Allan stopping the sweep attempt from Kim.
Kim controlling Allan's posture.
Kim keeping full guard, as Allan tries to pass.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kim takes the fight on points by 18 to 4.
Dan Kim decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.

 

Event: MMAHKI 64     
Date:   Jul 08, 2023
#R1#
Kim ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Namikaze moves away.#TD2#
Namikaze 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.
We've been hearing good reports from Kim's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
Namikaze sitting in guard here, content to control.
Namikaze with a flurry of punches that miss.
Namikaze working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Namikaze trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Namikaze working some strikes from top position.
Namikaze throws a big right hand that misses.
Namikaze trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kim preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Kim working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Namikaze.
Namikaze stays in close to Kim's body and controls the position.
Kim lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.#REVR##T1#
Namikaze looking to hit a scissor sweep but Kim is one step ahead there.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Namikaze is on top in guard. #REVB#
Namikaze missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Namikaze throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Namikaze working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Namikaze is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Namikaze sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Namikaze throws a big right hand that misses. #T2#
Namikaze not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Namikaze postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Namikaze won't allow Kim to sweep him here.
Namikaze trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Namikaze loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Namikaze is looking to work some ground and pound but Kim has wrist control.
Kim utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Kim avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Namikaze trying to control but Kim is working from the bottom.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters, thinking about a standup.#T3##REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up.
Horrible takedown attempt by Namikaze or perhaps it was just good defense by Kim, which made it look bad.
It looked like Kim wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.#TD2#
Namikaze bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
Kim is letting Namikaze control him for a moment.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Namikaze in side control, trying to ground and pound but not landing this time.
Kim regains half guard there - taking advantage of Namikaze's attempt to lay and pray for a moment.
Namikaze is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position. #T4#
Namikaze scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Namikaze not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Namikaze lands strikes from half guard.
Namikaze wants to pass to mount but Kim is defending the position.
Namikaze throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Kim manages to get to full guard.
Namikaze missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Kim being controlled here, momentarily.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Tanjiro Namikaze dominated that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.#R2##TD2#
Namikaze drives through with a takedown into guard.
Kim working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Namikaze.
Namikaze throws an elbow that misses. Kim uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Namikaze's guard. Nice move by Kim!#REVR#
Kim preventing the sweep.
Namikaze is still trying to improve position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Namikaze lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.#REVB#
Namikaze in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Namikaze has been the more effective fighter overall so far.#T1#
Namikaze is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Namikaze wants to control from the top but Kim keeps moving.
Namikaze is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Namikaze working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.
Namikaze scoring with punches to the head and body.
Namikaze missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Namikaze scoring with punches to the head and body.
Namikaze working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage. #T2#
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Namikaze scoring with punches to the head and body.
Namikaze looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Namikaze loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Namikaze throwing strikes but missing.
Namikaze throws a big elbow that misses.
Namikaze trying to control the position from guard on top but Kim is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Namikaze makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Namikaze postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.#T3##SUB2#
Namikaze has gone for a leg lock! Kim slips out almost immediately though and dives into Namikaze's guard.#REVR#
Namikaze is pulling down on Kim's head. It's preventing any offense from Kim, at least for the moment.
Kim preventing the sweep.
Namikaze wants to hit a sweep here but Kim passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Namikaze there!
Namikaze wants to control but Kim is having none of it.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Namikaze tries to reverse the position but Kim maintains control.#T4#
Kim sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Namikaze is wriggling around trying to escape.
Namikaze swinging wildly from the bottom but he's not landing.
Tanjiro Namikaze has got the better of the ground game so far.
Namikaze is wriggling around trying to escape.
Kim trying to control but Namikaze is having none of it.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Namikaze can't escape the position.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Tanjiro Namikaze showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!#R3#
Namikaze avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Namikaze ducks under a wild hook from Kim.
Namikaze is trying hard to land a takedown here. Kim sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Namikaze shoots in and drives through. Kim sprawls well.
Namikaze blocks a jab.#TD2#
Namikaze fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Kim sprawls well initially but Namikaze persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
Namikaze is nestled in close to Kim, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Namikaze missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Namikaze prevents Kim from improving his position.
Namikaze wants to pass the guard but Kim is defending well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Namikaze throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Kim regains full guard. Nicely done. #T1#
Namikaze working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Namikaze postures up and lands a big shot to Kim's brow.
Kim bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Namikaze's guard. #REVR#
Kim preventing the sweep.
Namikaze tries to strike from the bottom.
Kim stopping the sweep attempt from Namikaze.
Kim not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Namikaze is pulling down on Kim's head. It's preventing any offense from Kim, at least for the moment.
Namikaze looking for a sweep. Not yet Namikaze, not yet.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Namikaze can do anything to dispel that myth.#T2#
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Namikaze is on top in guard. #REVB#
Namikaze trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Namikaze throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Kim works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Namikaze throws a strike but Kim rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top. #REVR#
Namikaze wants to sweep but no luck.
Namikaze bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Kim's guard. #REVB##T3#
Namikaze's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Namikaze has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Kim keeping moving, preventing Namikaze from controlling successfully.
Kim 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.
Namikaze throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Kim works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Namikaze tries to free his leg and advance position but Kim is retaining full guard.
Dan Kim has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Kim is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Namikaze controls from within his opponent's guard.
Namikaze content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots. #T4#
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Kim working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Namikaze.
Kim is trying to keep Namikaze in close.
Namikaze with a flurry of punches that miss.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters, thinking about a standup.
Kim utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Namikaze landing some decent shots from guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Namikaze lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Tanjiro Namikaze is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Namikaze showing good wrestling skills to control the position.

And that's the end of the fight!
Tanjiro Namikaze comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Namikaze 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 Ben Zyskovitsi scores the fight 27:30
Judge Roosa Järviläinen scores the fight 27:30
Judge Anni Minnemäki scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Tanjiro Namikaze!

After winning the bout, Tanjiro Namikaze thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.

 

Event: MMAHKI 61     
Date:   Jun 30, 2023
#R1##TD#
Masterson shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Masterson showed some decent athleticism there. #SUB#
Masterson is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Kim doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Masterson.
Kim wants to control but Masterson is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Kim is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kim is trying to maintain the position but Masterson is very close to passing his half guard.
Masterson is keen to just control but Kim is a slippery customer.#T1#
Masterson content to control rather than advance. #SUB#
Masterson is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Kim defends it well.
Kim is trying to maintain the position but Masterson is very close to passing his half guard.
Kim is trying is best to control the position here. #SUB#
Masterson is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Well, if Masterson is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait. #T2#
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Masterson is trying to control the action in half guard but Kim is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Masterson perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.
Masterson tries to pass to full mount but Kim defends it. #REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up.
Kim misses with an uppercut.
Masterson tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Kim swivels and escapes.
Kim clobbers Masterson with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise. #TD#
Masterson gets a double leg takedown into Kim's guard.
Kim tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Masterson controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Kim wants to sweep but no luck. #T3#
Masterson controls from within his opponent's guard.
Kim controls Masterson momentarily but Masterson frees himself. #SUB#
Masterson 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.
Masterson definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Masterson looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Kim 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##T4#
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Masterson moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Masterson seems keen to control Kim's posture.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kim must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Kim trying to control the position from guard on top but Masterson is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

John Masterson dominated that round.
That's time! Masterson's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.#R2#
Kim throws a left and a right that both miss #TD#
and Masterson counters with a nice double leg into side control. Kim won't be happy with that. #SUB#
Masterson wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Kim, who protects the arm well. #SUB#
Masterson tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Masterson has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Masterson just content to control the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Masterson working away.
Masterson moving around in side mount but really he's just happy to control for now. #T1##SUB#
Masterson tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Masterson has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Kim tries to bench press Masterson off him but Masterson keeps the position.
Masterson is looking to take a break and control but Kim is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom. #SUB#
Masterson tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Masterson has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Kim really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Masterson. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Kim is looking for a sweep.#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.#SUB#
Masterson is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Kim knows the correct defense though, so he's OK. #SUB#
Masterson swings around for an armbar but Kim sees it coming a mile off and turns beautifully into Masterson's guard.
Masterson wants to hit a sweep here but Kim passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Masterson there!
Masterson manages to regain half guard. Good work. #T3#
Kim wants to take a breather but Masterson is having none of it.
Masterson slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Kim forces his way into half guard.
Kim prevents Masterson from improving his position.
Masterson is staying active underneath Kim, who seems content to just control the action from this position. #T4#
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.#SUB#
Masterson looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Masterson moves into full guard. #SUB#
Masterson is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Kim defends well.
Kim engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Masterson is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

John Masterson 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#
Kim throws a hook to the side of Masterson's head but Masterson sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Kim connects with a body shot.
Masterson will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
John Masterson is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Kim misses with a straight left.
Kim throws a series of strikes that have Masterson backpedaling. #CUT2#It looks like John Masterson has been cut.#TD#
Kim gets caught flat footed, as Masterson shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
John Masterson overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Masterson preventing the sweep.
Masterson wants to control from the top but Kim keeps moving.
Masterson looking to pass the guard.
Masterson content to stall in guard here. #T1#
Masterson trying to control the position from guard on top but Kim is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up.
Nice takedown defense from Kim. No joy for Masterson on that attempt.
Masterson slips under a jab from Kim.
Dan Kim seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A big right from Kim misses.
Masterson half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Kim stuffs the takedown attempt from Masterson. Masterson gets slowly back to his feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for John Masterson. That's going to take a lot out of him.#T2#
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Masterson goes for a double leg but Kim avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Kim continues to drive forward.
Kim lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Kim just leaning against Masterson, taking a breather.
Kim lands a left hand that snaps the head of Masterson backwards. #BC2#
Kim breaks the clinch.
Kim throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Kim lands with a thumping leg kick.
Kim feints a jab promting Masterson to slip. Kim then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Masterson slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.#TD#
Masterson shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Kim is trying to defend but Masterson finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.#SUB#
Masterson maintaining the dominant position here and is working for a kimura. He's locked it up! Kim could be in real trouble here! He's trying to wriggle out but Masterson has cracked it and Kim is screaming in pain - he's tapped out! Great finish by Masterson!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:59 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). John Masterson!

 

Event: MMAHKI 56     
Date:   Jun 07, 2023
#R1#
A good leg kick by Kim.
Sparks gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Kim counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Kim getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Sparks slips under a jab.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Sparks has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Sparks defending well as Kim loads up on a big left hand.
Dan Kim seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Sparks misses with a takedown attempt
and Kim cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Kim has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Kim connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.#ROC#Sparks is rocked!
Sparks drops his hands momentarily and Kim needs no second invitation. He sets himself and throws a perfect high kick, that clips Sparks just on the top of the head. Sparks drops like a sack of potatoes to the canvas, out cold! Oooooooh yeah! Stick a fork in Sparks - he's done!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:29 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Dan Kim!
A relieved looking Dan Kim thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

Event: TWGC 39 (170lbs, D4): Amsterdam Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   May 15, 2023





175 cm
19 yrs
155 lbs



166 cm
50 yrs
166 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the welterweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Dan Kim! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Helsinki, with a TWGC record of 14 wins and 6 losses; Neil Nucombe!
The judges for this bout are Saam Ante, Radbod Blank and Nard Betker.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?#CL2#
Nucombe forces Kim back against the cage and clinches.
Nucombe is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Kim is defending well.
Nucombe tries for a takedown. No joy.
Kim goes for a takedown in the clinch but Nucombe prevents it.
Nucombe looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.#TD2#
Nucombe has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Kim clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!
Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Kim (0) vs (4) Nucombe
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Nucombe controls the position.
Kim is in bad spot here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nucombe really has the hooks in deep now - there seems like no escape for Kim.#T1#
Kim is trying to break free.
Nucombe controls the action.
We've been hearing good reports from Kim's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.#T2#
Nucombe is continuing to stall.
Kim looks to control his opponent's hands but he's not mananging it at the moment.
I would not like to be Kim right now. #T3#
Nucombe keeps control of the position as Kim tries to break free.
Kim trying to control the hands but Nucombe breaks the grip. #T4#
Nucombe trying to secure his dominant position for a moment - making sure Kim doesn't escape.
You can see the frustration on Kim's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.
Nucombe really has the hooks in deep now - there seems like no escape for Kim.#T5#
Kim is in bad spot here.
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.
Nucombe is controlling his opponent, waiting for an opportunity to finish.
Kim is trying to break free. #T6#
Nucombe is riding his opponent, not letting Kim buck him off.
Nucombe is hanging on to Kim's back as he tries to escape.
So, who will make the next big move? In this position it could be crucial. #T7#
Let's hope that Nucombe has the urge to step up the pace any second now because for the last 15 or 20 seconds he's just been holding on tight.
The adventures of Nucombe the control monster continue. Boring.#T8#
Kim wants to control his opponent's hands but Nucombe gets his hands free.
Nucombe keeps control of the position easily here as Kim tries to buck him off.
Kim wants to escape the position.
Nucombe is riding his opponent, not letting Kim buck him off. #T9#
Nucombe has the hooks in. Kim is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.
Nucombe controlling the position well here. Kim rolled but Nucombe kept the hooks locked in and stayed in the dominant position.
Kim can't escape the position. #T10#
So, who will make the next big move? In this position it could be crucial.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#T11#
Kim wants to control his opponent's hands but Nucombe gets his hands free.
Kim tries to break free.
Kim is very frustrated here, being controlled quite effectively by Nucombe.
I really don't envy Kim right now.
Nucombe biding his time, controlling Kim. #T12##T13#
Nucombe keeps control of the position as Kim tries to break free. #T14#
Nucombe controlling the position well here. Kim rolled but Nucombe kept the hooks locked in and stayed in the dominant position.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Nucombe's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.

And that's the end of the fight!
Nucombe wins on points by 4 to 0.
Neil Nucombe gave a mention to Furnace Performance 🔥 in his post fight interview. That will please them (and hopefully generate some sales).

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Feb 18, 2023
#R1#
Lincoln tries to move into range but Kim moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Nice straight punches there by Kim. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Kim.#CUT#It looks like Tomas Lincoln has been cut.
Kim swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Lincoln.
Lincoln tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Kim scores with a counter punch that sends Lincoln to the canvas! Kim smells blood - he's punishing Lincoln with more strikes and the ref has stopped it! Lincoln has no idea where he is - he's tackled the ref... oh dear, poor guy, the crowd is in hysterics!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:18 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Dan Kim!

 

 
 
 
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