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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Wax Philosophical and Monsun Moon. Monsun Moon has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Wax Philosophical's chin.

195 cm
38
274 lbs
11 - 5 - 0
195 cm
33
240 lbs
15 - 10 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Very quick
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Fast

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Wax Philosophical!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Monsun Moon!
The judges for this bout are Sosuke Kotani, Yukihiro Yamamoto and Tatsuya Matsuyama.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
We've got one fighter who appears to only be looking to counter and the other not looking particularly aggressive either, so we could be in for a dull fight.
A cross from Philosophical lands.
Philosophical swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Philosophical throws a sloppy head kick and Moon moves out of range easily.
As Philosophical backs off Moon throws a huge counter combo but Philosophical manages to avoid it all.
Moon blocks a jab.
Moon drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Philosophical defends it well.
Philosophical tries to grapple but his opponent circles

and Moon counters with a nice double leg into guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Moon wants to control from the top but Philosophical keeps moving.
Philosophical wants to get back to his feet but Moon is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Moon trying to control but Philosophical is working from the bottom.

Philosophical has butterfly guard. He's looking to stand up here. He pushes Moon off him and springs to his feet nicely. The crowd applauds.
Philosophical misses with a hook.
A little jabbing left from Moon on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Philosophical wants to clinch.
Wax Philosophical seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Philosophical lands with a right hand.
Moon ducks under a wild hook from Philosophical.
Moon swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Philosophical is looking to clinch but Moon is avoiding it.
Moon is looking for the big counter here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Philosophical throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Moon counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Philosophical lands a nice shot that snaps Moon's head back.

Philosophical darts in and clinches Moon up against the cage.
Philosophical scores with a shot to the side of Moon's head.
Moon misses with a punch to the body.
Philosophical fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Philosophical is trying to stall.
Philosophical lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

Moon is rocked!
Philosophical working aggressively here.
Moon is still on wobbly legs! Can Philosophical finish him?
Philosophical pushes Moon against the cage. Philosophical is working some dirty boxing. Philosophical pushes off with a quick right hook! Moon goes down! Moon tries to stand but stumbles back to his kness! Philosophical moves in to finish and the ref steps in to prevent any more damage!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Wax Philosophical!
Wax Philosophical was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
Monsun Moon was interviewed post fight and said 'i might have brain damage and cant fight much longer. 1 fight left on my contract and then i will call it quit!'.
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RATING
29%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Virgil Morgan and Pierre Laprise. The fight MMA fans around the world have waited their entire lives for!

169 cm
36
146 lbs
28 - 18 - 1
150 cm
36
130 lbs
13 - 17 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 18 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Virgil Morgan!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 17 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Pierre Laprise!
The judges for this bout are Taro Takaoka, Yukihiro Yamamoto and Kenichi Hosakawa.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nice sprawl there from Morgan as Laprise shoots in.
Laprise goes for a double leg but Morgan avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Morgan continues to drive forward.
Laprise looks for a takedown but Morgan sprawls well.
Virgil Morgan has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Pierre Laprise.
Morgan cracks Laprise with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Laprise shoots in but Morgan avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Laprise has a takedown stuffed.

Laprise closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Laprise lands in his opponent's guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Laprise stands up over his opponent, looking to dive in with a big punch. Here he comes, superman style! Oh, the punch misses and Morgan has got him in a triangle choke for good measure! Oh no! Laprise manages to get his head free but now Morgan has transitioned to an armbar! Laprise grimaces and is forced to tap! Beautiful Jiu Jitsu from Morgan! I'd be surprised if that didn't end up as submission of the night!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Virgil Morgan!
Virgil Morgan decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.
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RATING
75%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between John Watson and Mike Smith. Smith has chosen Therion - Sitra Ahra as his entrance music. The crowd giving both fighters a great reception on their way into the arena. That's good to see.

182 cm
37
210 lbs
27 - 8 - 0
185 cm
29
215 lbs
12 - 16 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class MT
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, John Watson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 16 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Mike Smith!
The judges for this bout are Yukihiro Yamamoto, Hirohito Nitta and Shigeki Sano.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A big left from Smith misses.
Smith misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
John Watson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Smith displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Watson throws out the jab.
Watson thuds a left hand into Smith's body.
A head kick from Smith lands but Watson takes it in his stride.
Watson throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Watson works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Watson's corner calls for a 1-2. Watson obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
A head kick misses from Watson.
Smith let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Smith fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Watson checks it well.
Smith throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Watson takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Smith keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Watson.
Watson scores with a spinning back kick!
Smith misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Watson cracks Smith with a right hand to the side of the head.
Smith tries to close the distance and clinch but Watson swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
A little feinted left hand from Watson on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Smith throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Smith throws a right hand that misses
and Watson counters with a nice body kick.
Smith looks winded!
Watson swings for the body but Smith moves out of range.
Smith throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Watson thuds his right hand into Smith's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Watson bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Watson swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Smith blocks a jab.
Smith tries to score with a low kick but Watson moves his leg out of the way.
Smith misses with a lunging right hand
and Watson connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

Smith is rocked!

It looks like Mike Smith has been cut.
Watson scores with a leg kick.
Smith is still on wobbly legs! Can Watson finish him?
Watson finds Smith's off switch, with a big overhand right that connects perfectly to the side of the head! Smith flops back against the cage, eyes gazing into the distance. Watson lands an unnecessary shot before the referee has time to step in and end the fight. Brutal stuff but I'm sure Smith will be OK.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). John Watson!
A relieved looking John Watson thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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RATING
58%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Gimme Money and Winston Churchill. Money comes to the cage accompanied by Money for Nothing. Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!

185 cm
30
166 lbs
11 - 13 - 0
170 cm
27
165 lbs
14 - 11 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent MT
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Gimme Money!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Winston Churchill!
The judges for this bout are Yukihiro Yamamoto, Taro Takaoka and Yasuomi Hirokawa.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Money misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Churchill.
Money fails with an attempt to clinch.
Money on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Money tries to close the distance and clinch but Churchill swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
A good leg kick by Money.
Money attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Money closes the distance looking to clinch
and Churchill counters with a left to the body.
Nice sprawl there from Churchill as Money shoots in.
Money fails with an attempt to clinch.
Churchill changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Money throws a leg kick that is checked

and Churchill moves into the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Money can't find room to land a body shot as Churchill controls the action.
Money looking to throw knees to the head but Churchill is blocking nicely.
Churchill working aggressively here.
Churchill lands a nice uppercut.
Money blocking some punches.
Money tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A nice right hand lands inside from Churchill.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Money pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Churchill scores with a hook to the body.
A head punch on the inside from Churchill fails to land.
Churchill lands a hook that snaps the head of Money backwards.
A short right from Churchill on the inside.
Churchill softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Churchill misses with some punches.
Churchill lands a right hand that snaps the head of Money backwards.
Churchill lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Money throws a head punch that misses.
Money gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.

Money pulls Churchill into guard.
Churchill stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Money swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Money looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Churchill decides to stand up and beckons his opponent to follow.
Churchill takes one on the chin but keeps coming.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Churchill tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Money thows a left - swing and a miss!
Money sets himself, and Churchill steps forward looking for the clinch! Money avoids it this time.

Money shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.

Churchill wriggles free and stands up.
Money on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.

Churchill has taken the fight to the clinch.
Churchill scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Money missing with knees to the body.
Churchill doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Churchill working aggressively here.
Money tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Churchill smiles and moves away.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Gimme Money. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Churchill misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Money.
Money lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Money seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.

Churchill gets a clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Money.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Churchill.
Churchill swings wildly with an uppercut but Money uses good head movement to avoid it.

Money decides to pull guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Money looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

Churchill gets to his feet - Money follows without any prompting.
Gimme Money seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Churchill closes the distance and clinches.
Churchill swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Churchill digs a right hand underneath Money's ribcage. Money let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Churchill lands a hook that snaps the head of Money backwards.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Churchill creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Money tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Churchill's elbow.
Money blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Churchill scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Money takes a shot to the head.
Money tries a body shot but Churchill blocks it.
Churchill lands a left hand that snaps the head of Money backwards.
Churchill presses Money against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Money fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Churchill works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Money is breathing heavily.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Good body shot from Churchill.
Churchill has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Money seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Churchill can turn it around.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Churchill creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Money misses with a knee strike.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Churchill lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Churchill lands a body punch.
Nice body punch from Churchill.
Churchill lands a shoulder strike.
Churchill lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A right handed body shot lands from Churchill.
Churchill lands with a left to the head.
Churchill digs a right hand into Money's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Money's gas tank.
Churchill digs a right hand underneath Money's ribcage. Money let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Nice body punch from Churchill.
Churchill lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Churchill.
Churchill lands a hook to the side of the head.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Churchill.
Churchill lands an uppercut.
Churchill lands with a short punch from the clinch.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Churchill.
Churchill digs a right hand into Money's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Money's gas tank.
A hook to the body from Churchill.
Churchill lands a nice shot to the body.
Churchill lands a body punch in the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Winston Churchill dominated that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Money avoids the body shot from Churchill.
Money tries to counter with a takedown but Churchill is quick to defend against it.

Money decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
Churchill is pressing down on Money's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Money stopping the sweep attempt from Churchill.
Churchill is still trying to improve position.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Churchill is on top in guard.


Churchill gets to his feet. Money looking to butt scoot but the ref puts an end to that. On your feet son!
Money checks a leg kick nicely.
Money tries to clinch up.
A jab lands there for Money.
Winston Churchill seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Churchill fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Money manages to avoid it.
Churchill takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.

Churchill clinches up against the cage.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Churchill misses with a hook to the ribs.
Churchill throws a head punch that misses.
Money misses with a punch to the body.
Money tries to work over Churchill's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Churchill tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Money's elbow.
Churchill digs a right hand underneath Money's ribcage. Money let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Churchill lands with a right to the head.
Money misses with an elbow strike.
Money misses with a hook from the clinch.
A left hand lands to the body for Churchill.
Churchill lands an uppercut.
Money tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Churchill just stands there and leans against the cage.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Churchill lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Money backwards.
Churchill swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Churchill lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Money is trying to break free.
Money tries to work over Churchill's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Churchill pushes Money back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Churchill lands with a short shot to the head.
Churchill working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.

Money is rocked!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Money fails to pull guard.
Oh Money is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Churchill digs a right hand underneath Money's ribcage. Money let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Money seems to have got his legs back now.
Churchill lands a shoulder strike.
Churchill lands a hook to the side of the head.
Churchill has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Money misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Churchill.
Churchill lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Money.
Churchill lands a left hand.
Money is trying to break free.
Churchill lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Churchill softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Churchill lands a body shot in the clinch.
Churchill throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Winston Churchill seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Money tries to throw a body punch but Churchill avoids it by throwing Money back against the cage.
A nice left hand lands by Churchill.
Churchill lands a left hand.
Churchill dips a shoulder and cracks Money with a mighty uppercut! Money falls back against the cage and Churchill unloads with a barrage of strikes! Money is completely out with his eyes open, only supported by the cage! Save him ref! Eventually the ref decides to do his job and jumps in - Churchill screams abuse at the incompetent official before going over to celebrate with his corner. Brutal stuff!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:41 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Winston Churchill!
A victorious Winston Churchill thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
In defeat, Gimme Money stepped up to the mic, saying 'That's gonna cost me a pretty penny.'.
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83%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Pelle Hermano and Mr Charcoal. Hermano comes to the cage accompanied by Driving Blind. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

150 cm
29
148 lbs
18 - 7 - 0
182 cm
42
155 lbs
31 - 17 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Bullet Proof System
Museum of Monsters & Madmen

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pelle Hermano!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 17 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Mr Charcoal!
The judges for this bout are Tatsuya Matsuyama, Yuuki Gou and Ren Mimura.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Charcoal ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Charcoal with the counter takedown but Hermano avoids it easily.
Hermano looks to land a left hand but Charcoal moved out of range nicely.
Charcoal feints the counter takedown.

Hermano moves into the clinch successfully.
A short right from Hermano on the inside.
Hermano is pressed up against the cage. Charcoal has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Hermano down to the mat. Hermano avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
The fighters circle momentarily. Hermano darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.

Charcoal gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Hermano to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Charcoal thows some rabbit punches from the bottom but they don't do any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Charcoal working a defensive guard here.
Charcoal throws a couple of weedy looking strikes off his back.
Hermano distracts Charcoal with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Hermano stays in close to Charcoal's body and controls the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hermano wants to control from the top but Charcoal keeps moving.
Hermano might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Hermano advances to half guard.
Charcoal tries to roll over but Hermano keeps him under control.
Hermano blocks the strikes from Charcoal.
Charcoal is on the bottom, trying to hold on to half guard. He's throwing a few small shots here, to keep his opponent honest.
Hermano is looking to advance position but Charcoal won't allow it.
Charcoal is trying to get back to full guard.
Hermano is controlling the pace.
Hermano is keen to just control but Charcoal is a slippery customer.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.

Charcoal is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Hermano pulls his head out easily.
Charcoal lands with a few short shots to the body.
Hermano sitting and controlling from the half guard.
Hermano prevents Charcoal from improving his position.
Charcoal missing with punches from the bottom.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.
Charcoal makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Charcoal.
Charcoal is trying to hold Hermano in close to prevent damage but Hermano has managed to pass into half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Charcoal on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.

Hermano is working for a kimura but Charcoal is defending it quite comfortably.
Charcoal has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.

Charcoal is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Hermano pulls his head out easily.

Charcoal is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Hermano pulls his head out easily.
Charcoal tries to roll over but Hermano keeps him under control.
Charcoal missing with punches from the bottom.

Hermano is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Charcoal misses with some strikes from the bottom.
The fighters are battling for position here. Charcoal manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Charcoal keeping moving, preventing Hermano from controlling successfully.
Hermano stopping the sweep attempt from Charcoal.
Hermano trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Hermano showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Hermano is on the wrong end of a couple of strikes there.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Charcoal 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.
Hermano stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Charcoal swivels though and keeps the full guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Pelle Hermano dominated that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


A nice leg kick lands there from Hermano.
Hermano scores with a decent looking hook.
The fighters circling - Hermano throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Charcoal displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Hermano throws out the jab.
Hermano goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Hermano is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Charcoal is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hermano is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Nice defenses there by Charcoal.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hermano. Charcoal does a little dance to reset his feet.
Charcoal is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Hermano throws a jab but it's blocked by Charcoal.
Charcoal appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Hermano throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Mr Charcoal is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Charcoal takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Charcoal checks the leg kick nicely there.
Hermano ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Hermano moves in looking to clinch but Charcoal pushes him off.
Charcoal appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.

Hermano has managed to clinch.
Charcoal is looking to take this one to the mat.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hermano.

Charcoal turns his hips and lands a very nice judo throw into side control!

Charcoal tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Charcoal has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hermano sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hermano regains full guard, whilst avoiding punches from Charcoal.

Hermano is active off his back here, looking for submissions.

Hermano looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Charcoal scoring with punches to the head and body.

Hermano is looking for a triangle but Charcoal pushes his legs off easily.
Hermano keeping moving, preventing Charcoal from controlling successfully.

Hermano escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Charcoal gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Charcoal tries to free his leg and advance position but Hermano is retaining full guard.
Hermano looking to hit a scissor sweep but Charcoal is one step ahead there.
Charcoal distracts Hermano with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Charcoal with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Charcoal landing with the ground and pound.
Charcoal pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Hermano is keeping the position for now.
Hermano is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Charcoal can do to turn this around?

Hermano had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Charcoal defends it easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Charcoal stopping the sweep attempt from Hermano.
Charcoal with a nice head shot there.

Hermano has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Charcoal can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Charcoal scoring with some ground and pound.

Charcoal got a little sloppy there for a moment and Hermano has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Charcoal has managed to get both his arms back between Hermano's legs - danger averted.
Charcoal throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Hermano works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Hermano looking for subs off his back but Charcoal has passed one foot through into half guard.

Charcoal is working for a submission of some sort.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Pelle Hermano will probably get the nod.
That's time! Hermano's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


A good leg kick by Hermano.
Charcoal takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Hermano connects with the punch.
Hermano lands a leg kick that knocks Charcoal off balance momentarily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Charcoal takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Pelle Hermano seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Hermano uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Hermano connects with an inside leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hermano throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
And Charcoal tries to counter it with a takedown but Hermano pushes his down on his head and steps out.

Hermano drives through and clinches with Charcoal against the cage.

Charcoal gets double underhooks and manages to take the fight to the ground.
Charcoal working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Hermano controls Charcoal momentarily but Charcoal frees himself.
Charcoal is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Charcoal landing with the ground and pound.
Charcoal trying to control the position from guard on top but Hermano is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Mr Charcoal has got the better of the ground game so far.
Charcoal preventing the sweep.
Charcoal is in close to Hermano's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Charcoal scoring with punches to the head and body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Charcoal throwing strikes from guard but Hermano blocks nicely.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Charcoal's corner. There ya go! There ya go!

Hermano has managed to work for a loose triangle. I think Charcoal should be able to defend this one pretty easily though. Oh, Hermano has tightened it up now! Charcoal should have reacted faster there - he's in big trouble and yes, he's tapped out! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:36 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Pelle Hermano!
A very excited looking Pelle Hermano rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.
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RATING
41%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Nick Faldo and Claudio Demaestri. Faldo's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Paparazzi Pone - Man Down. This should be a great matchup!

182 cm
38
199 lbs
21 - 6 - 0
200 cm
27
197 lbs
11 - 11 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Nick Faldo!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Claudio Demaestri!
The judges for this bout are Yukihiro Shimada, Ren Mimura and Tatsuya Matsuyama.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Faldo uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Demaestri.
The fighters circling - Demaestri throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Demaestri throws the left hand but Faldo avoids the punch easily.
Demaestri's coach down at Body Pain_14elite_650$+VM was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Demaestri's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Demaestri listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Faldo connects with a single shot there.
Demaestri fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Faldo on the side of the head.
Demaestri jabs at Faldo's body.
Faldo bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Demaestri lands a jab to Faldo's midsection.
Demaestri misses with a wild body shot.
A left lands for Demaestri.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Faldo showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Demaestri.
Faldo throws an off balance right hand
and Demaestri counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Faldo thinking.
Faldo moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
A big left from Demaestri misses.
Faldo misses with a hook. Demaestri ducked under it nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Demaestri throws a hook to the side of Faldo's head but Faldo sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Faldo slips under a jab.
Nice straight punches there by Demaestri. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Demaestri.
Faldo ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Faldo seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Faldo connects with a good right hand that stumbles Demaestri. Demaestri circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Faldo finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Demaestri fails to land with a series of punches.
Demaestri lands with a straight right. Faldo didn't see that one coming.

It looks like Nick Faldo has been cut.
Demaestri throws a good cross that connects.
A swing and a miss from Demaestri.
Demaestri is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Faldo keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Demaestri.
Faldo is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Demaestri.
Demaestri throws a hook but Faldo avoids it easily.
Faldo ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Demaestri moves away.
Faldo lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Faldo scores with a slapping inside leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Demaestri misses with a looping left.
Faldo thows a leg kick but Demaestri checks it
and Demaestri counters with a straight right hand.
Faldo keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Demaestri.
Faldo tries to counter by clinching up but Demaestri breaks away and moves out of range.
Demaestri looks to throw the jab but Faldo is out of range.
Claudio Demaestri seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Faldo misses with a straight left.
Demaestri might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
A slow jab from Demaestri misses its intended target.
Demaestri jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Faldo seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
A chopping leg kick lands by Faldo.
Faldo avoids the body shot from Demaestri.
Faldo is looking to counter the offense by Demaestri and move into the clinch.
Demaestri tests Faldo's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Demaestri throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Faldo on the side of the head.
Demaestri misses with a two punch combination.
Demaestri moves out of range of the leg kick from Faldo.
It seemed like Demaestri was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Faldo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Demaestri.
Demaestri misses with a hook.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Faldo looks to score with a jab to the body but Demaestri is just out of range.
Demaestri checks a leg kick nicely.
Demaestri misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Faldo.
Demaestri keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Faldo.
An inside leg kick lands from Faldo.
A slow jab from Demaestri misses its intended target.
Demaestri scores with a three punch combo!
Demaestri waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Faldo.
Demaestri throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Faldo is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Demaestri.
Demaestri moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Demaestri throws a nice looking combination but Faldo bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Demaestri is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Faldo had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Demaestri scores with a jab. Faldo acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Jab from Faldo.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Faldo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Demaestri.
A jab from Demaestri finds it's way through Faldo's defenses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Faldo lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Demaestri uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Faldo.
Demaestri lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Faldo scores with a punch to the head.
Demaestri throws a poor cross that misses

and Faldo holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Faldo is struggling to control the position.
Demaestri jumps guard but Faldo turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Demaestri fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Faldo working aggressively here.
Faldo misses with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Demaestri.
Demaestri jumps guard but Faldo stands there with Demaestri around his waist. Demaestri gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Nick Faldo has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Claudio Demaestri.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Faldo working aggressively here.
A short body shot lands from Faldo as the two fighters clinch.

Demaestri pulls guard effortlessly.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Claudio Demaestri dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Nick Faldo's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!


Demaestri throws out a loose jab but Faldo uses good head movement to avoid it.
Demaestri looks to land a combination but Faldo avoids it well.
A jab from Faldo misses.
Demaestri on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Faldo throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Demaestri throws a nice looking combination but Faldo bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
As Demaestri tries to get set, Faldo tries to push him back and clinch up but Demaestri manages to avoid the attempt.
Faldo slips under a jab from Demaestri.
Demaestri stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Faldo digs a good hook to Demaestri's body.
Faldo looks to land a body kick but Demaestri moved away.
Demaestri has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Demaestri throws a right hand that Faldo ducks under and follows up with a left that Faldo also avoids with ease.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Demaestri throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Faldo is looking to counter the offense by Demaestri and move into the clinch.
Demaestri throws a big shot that misses.
Faldo throws a solid leg kick but Demaestri takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Faldo.
Demaestri misses with an uppercut.
A decent looking cross lands there for Demaestri.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Demaestri blocks the body kick.
Demaestri steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Faldo. That one must have hurt.
Faldo misses with a looping left.
Demaestri digs a good body shot into Faldo's ribs.
Demaestri cracks Faldo with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Demaestri throws a looping overhand right but Faldo ducks down to avoid it.
Faldo misses with a low kick.
A lazy left from Demaestri finds it's target.
Demaestri pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Faldo back to the cage. Demaestri follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
Faldo just misses with a punch to the body.
Claudio Demaestri seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Demaestri jabs Faldo right on the nose. Faldo blinks but takes it well.
Faldo tries to work over Demaestri's front leg with a kick but Demaestri checks it.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Demaestri throws a right and a left that both miss.
Faldo lands a body shot.
Faldo throws a body kick that misses
and Demaestri counters with a one-two to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Faldo throws a leg kick that misses.
Demaestri throws a combination that misses

and Faldo counters by moving into the clinch.
Demaestri blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Faldo has a couple of punches blocked by Demaestri.
Faldo misses with the head strike.
Faldo fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

Demaestri gets control of Faldo's arms and successfully pulls guard. Demaestri will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.

Demaestri looking for a guillotine here but Faldo defends easily.

The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Demaestri looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Faldo passes into half guard.
Faldo prevents Demaestri from improving his position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Faldo takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Demaestri slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.

Demaestri looking for a guillotine here but Faldo defends easily.
Demaestri looking to hit a scissor sweep but Faldo is one step ahead there.
Faldo has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Demaestri working a defensive guard here.
Demaestri looking to hit a scissor sweep but Faldo is one step ahead there.
Demaestri keeps trying to improve his position.
Faldo might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Claudio Demaestri showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Nick Faldo's cut.
That's time! Back to the action! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Jab from Demaestri.
Faldo misses with a body kick.
Faldo fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Demaestri.
Demaestri misses with a few strikes there.
Donk. Faldo catches Demaestri right on the button with a cross.
Demaestri is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Faldo fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Demaestri has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Demaestri misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Demaestri swinging wildly here.
A big left from Demaestri misses.
Demaestri lands with a good body shot.
Faldo has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Faldo there as he acknowledges the shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Demaestri uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Faldo.
Demaestri looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Faldo misses with a body shot.
Faldo thows a left - swing and a miss!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Demaestri misses the shot to the body.
Faldo misses with a body shot.
Demaestri is looking for the big counter here.
Faldo slips a straight right by Demaestri.
Faldo moves out of range as Demaestri strikes.
Faldo chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Faldo connects with a solid leg kick.
Demaestri will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Faldo is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Demaestri.
The fighters circling - Faldo throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Demaestri throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Demaestri is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Faldo looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Demaestri moves out of range as Faldo strikes.
Faldo throws a lazy right hand but Demaestri sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Demaestri stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Faldo.
Claudio Demaestri is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Demaestri connects with a crisp jab.
Faldo misses with a right hand
and Demaestri counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Good exchange - Faldo coming out on top.
A big left from Faldo misses.
Demaestri is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Demaestri is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Faldo.
Demaestri is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Faldo looks to throw the jab but Demaestri is out of range.
The fighters circle momentarily. Demaestri darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Demaestri thuds a left hand into Faldo's body.
Faldo throws a jab when Demaestri was well out of range.
Faldo throws a looping overhand right but Demaestri ducks down to avoid it.
Demaestri uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Faldo.
Demaestri scores with a jab to the jaw.
Demaestri connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Faldo keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Demaestri.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Faldo throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Demaestri ducks under a wild hook from Faldo.
Demaestri misses with an uppercut. Faldo saw that one coming.
A combination from Demaestri does no damage.
Faldo slips a straight right by Demaestri.
Demaestri stuns Faldo with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Faldo slips a straight right by Demaestri.
Demaestri checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Faldo just misses with a punch to the body.
A little jabbing left from Demaestri on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Demaestri moves out of range of the leg kick from Faldo.
Demaestri scores with a jab.
Nice straight punches there by Faldo. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Faldo.
Faldo on the wrong end of a nice jab.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Demaestri.
Faldo takes a body punch but keeps moving.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A swing and a miss from Demaestri.
Demaestri lands a jab.
Demaestri's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Faldo does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Nice jab there from Demaestri.
Demaestri lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Demaestri uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Faldo.
Demaestri keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Faldo.
Demaestri smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Demaestri is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Faldo.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Demaestri checks a leg kick.
Demaestri gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Demaestri throws a hook to the side of Faldo's head but Faldo sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Faldo is looking to slow Demaestri down with leg kicks.
Nick Faldo has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Demaestri swings and misses with a hook to the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
Claudio Demaestri comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Demaestri 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 Yukihiro Shimada scores the fight 27:30
Judge Ren Mimura scores the fight 27:30
Judge Tatsuya Matsuyama scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Claudio Demaestri!

Claudio Demaestri seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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RATING
67%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Kajun Puno and Veli Urhola. Puno's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, 軍神. Urhola is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by The Trammps -Disco Inferno. On his way into the cage it seems that Kajun Puno has been attacked by a crazed fan! It looks like it might have been the just bleed guy! Luckily Kajun Puno seems to be OK! I thought that lunatic was in prison!?

193 cm
27
239 lbs
11 - 5 - 0
194 cm
35
259 lbs
24 - 13 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

Conviction
Museum of Monsters & Madmen

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kajun Puno!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Veli Urhola!
The judges for this bout are Shigeki Sano, Shigeki Fujiwara and Yukihiro Yamamoto.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Puno displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Urhola throws out the jab.
Puno misses with a body shot.
Urhola looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Puno tries to close the distance and clinch but Urhola swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
It seemed like Urhola was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Puno throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Puno is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Puno fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Urhola is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Puno just misses with a punch to the body.
Urhola wants to counter with a clinch but Puno pushes him away.
Puno is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Puno throws a jab but it's blocked by Urhola.
Urhola now looks to counter with a shot at the body.

Puno gets a clinch.
Urhola lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Puno.
Puno swings wildly with an uppercut but Urhola uses good head movement to avoid it.
Puno has Urhola pressed against the cage, preventing Urhola from circling away and getting back to striking at range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Puno changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Urhola fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Urhola connects with a looping right hand.
Puno throws a body punch but Urhola moves out of range.
Urhola looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Urhola misses with a double jab.
Puno misses the shot to the body.
Urhola swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Puno bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Urhola uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Puno.
Urhola misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Puno throws a right and a left that Urhola avoids nicely.
Puno swings for the body but Urhola moves out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Urhola gets tackled into the cage by Puno. Puno maintains the clinch.
We've been hearing reports that Puno has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Puno throws a head punch that misses.
Urhola working aggressively here.
Puno scores with a shot to the side of Urhola's head.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Puno creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.

It looks like Veli Urhola has been cut.

Urhola pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Puno thows a left - swing and a miss!
Urhola has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Urhola lands a glancing blow to the side of Puno's head.

Puno lands a left and a right that send Urhola crashing to the mat, dazed. Puno thinks about following him to the mat but decides to wave him back up to his feet!

Urhola is rocked!
Puno takes a swing at Urhola's ribcage but misses.
Urhola takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Puno thows a left - swing and a miss!
Puno tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Urhola paws at him with a jab and circles away.
A looping hook to the body misses from Urhola. Puno does a little dance to reset his feet.
Puno tries to score with a low kick but Urhola moves his leg out of the way.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Puno thows a leg kick but Urhola checks it
and Urhola counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Urhola lands a jab to the nose.
Urhola misses with a lunging right hand
and Puno counters with a low kick, right behind Urhola 's knee.
Puno gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Puno misses with a wild body shot.
Urhola is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Puno with a body shot.
Urhola misses with an uppercut. Puno saw that one coming.
Puno works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Puno misses with a looping right.
Puno ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Urhola moves away.
Puno throws a series of punches but Urhola avoids them all with ease.
Urhola fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Puno looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.

Oooooh!!! Puno has knocked Urhola down with a huge combo! Puno steps away and waves a wobbly Urhola back to his feet! This one might not go much longer!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Urhola throws a hook to the side of Puno's head but Puno sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Urhola stuns Puno with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Urhola. Puno does a little dance to reset his feet.
Urhola with a hook.
Urhola tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Urhola connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Puno swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Urhola scores with a nice right hand.
Puno throws a body punch but Urhola moves out of range.
Puno tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Urhola was well out of range. Poor timing from Puno.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A clash of legs there as Urhola blocks the low kick.
Puno throws a shot from downtown. Urhola moves away and avoids it.
A shot to the liver by Puno. Beautiful body shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Kajun Puno dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Veli Urhola's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Urhola throws a push kick but Puno slaps the foot to one side.
Puno throws a jab when Urhola was well out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Urhola! But no joy.
A head kick misses from Urhola.
Puno misses the shot to the body.
Urhola throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

Puno has managed to clinch.
Puno wants a takedown.
Urhola goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Urhola lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Puno has Urhola pressed against the cage, preventing Urhola from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Urhola can't find room to land a body shot as Puno controls the action.
Puno lands a nice shot to the body.
Puno dodges an elbow strike from Urhola.
Urhola scores a nice knee to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Urhola pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Urhola swings wildly with an uppercut but Puno uses good head movement to avoid it.
Urhola is trying to push Puno away but Puno has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Puno can't find room to land a body shot as Urhola controls the action.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Puno creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Urhola misses with some punches.
Urhola lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Puno blocks an elbow strike.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Puno.
Urhola has a couple of punches blocked by Puno.
Puno prevents a body shot from Urhola.
Urhola prevents a body shot from Puno.
Puno has a couple of punches blocked by Urhola.
Urhola throws a head punch that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Puno throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Urholas head.
Urhola prevents a body shot from Puno.
Puno misses with a hook to the ribs.
Puno blocks the elbow strike.
Urhola blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Puno misses with a hook to the ribs.
Urhola with an attempt at a knee that misses.
A short right from Puno on the inside.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Puno tries to throw a body punch but Urhola avoids it by throwing Puno back against the cage.
Puno fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Urhola tries a body shot but Puno blocks it.
Urhola struggles to land a body shot inside as Puno controls his hands.
Urhola misses with the head strike.
Puno lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Puno goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Urhola doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Urhola has a couple of punches blocked by Puno.
Puno blocks an elbow strike from Urhola.
Urhola will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Puno up against the cage.
Urhola tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Puno's elbow.
Urhola pushes off an throws an elbow but Puno leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Puno misses with a hook from the clinch.
Urhola looking to stall.
Urhola prevents a body shot from Puno.
Puno misses with a body punch.
Urhola looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Urhola prevents a body shot from Puno.
Urhola gets underhooks to prevent Puno's takedown attempt.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Puno stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Puno tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Urhola's elbow.
A shot in the inside from Urhola.
Kajun Puno has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Urhola's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Puno lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Puno lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Puno throws a head punch that misses.
Puno digs a right hand into Urhola's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Urhola's gas tank.
Puno is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Urhola can do to turn this around?
Urhola misses with a hook to the ribs.
Puno tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Urhola's elbow.
Urhola looking to slow down the pace here.
Urhola is trying to stall.
Urhola seems frustrated at his inability to get double underhooks.
Urhola lands a left hand.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Kajun Puno will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Veli Urhola's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!


Puno connects with a body shot.
Puno takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Puno misses with a double jab
and Urhola counters with a left to the body.
Puno tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Puno works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Puno tries to clinch there but Urhola circles away.
Urhola throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Puno connects with a leg kick. Urhola looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A big left from Puno misses.
Urhola looks to land a body kick but Puno moved away.
Puno misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Urhola.
Urhola shapes to counter with a head kick.
Puno is looking to wear down Urhola with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Urhola avoids the clinch attempt nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Puno lands with a straight right. Urhola didn't see that one coming.
Puno throws a push kick but Urhola slaps the foot to one side.
Puno lands with a nice body punch.
Puno misses with a jab, cross combination.
Puno misses with a hook.
Urhola looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Jab from Puno.
Puno takes a swing at Urhola's ribcage but misses.
Puno wants to land a leg kick but Urhola is out of range.
Puno throws a series of punches but Urhola avoids them all with ease.
Urhola wants to counter with a clinch but Puno pushes him away.
Urhola fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Puno manages to avoid it.
Puno misses with a wild combination.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Puno avoids a punch combination nicely.
Kajun Puno seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Puno fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Urhola checks it well.
Puno connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.

That has opened up Veli Urhola's cut even more.
Urhola looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Urhola throws a nice head kick!
Puno has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Puno there as he acknowledges the shot.
Puno cracks Urhola with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Puno scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Puno looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.

Puno cracks Urhola with a big right hand that sends him to the floor! Urhola looks wobbly but he's sprung back up to his feet straight away… can Puno finish him?
Urhola is still on wobbly legs! Can Puno finish him?
Puno tries a low kick but Urhola avoids it.
Puno misses with a kick to the body.
Urhola wants to counter the offense by Puno and move into the clinch position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Urhola lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Urhola seems to have recovered his senses.
Puno throws a hook but Urhola avoids it easily.
Puno misses with a body kick.
Puno misses with a wild body shot.
Urhola dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
A jab from Urhola misses.
Urhola slips a jab from Puno.
A little jabbing left from Urhola on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Urhola uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Puno.
Puno uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Urhola.
Urhola misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Puno.
Puno throws a leg kick that is checked
and Urhola counters with a one-two to the body.
Puno closes the distance but Urhola moves to the side
letting Urhola counter with a right hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Puno is looking to clinch.
Urhola throws out a counter right but Puno avoids it with no problem.
Puno misses with a left hand
enabling Urhola to counter with a crisp jab.
Puno throws the left hand but Urhola avoids the punch easily.
Puno lands a right hook to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Urhola, as that shot connected.
Veli Urhola has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

Puno moves into the clinch.
Puno scores with a nice hook to the head.
Puno misses with some punches.
Puno misses with a hook from the clinch.
Puno lands an uppercut.
Urhola with a knee to the head.

It looks like Kajun Puno has been cut.
Puno lands with a right to the head.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Shigeki Sano scores the fight 30:28
Judge Shigeki Fujiwara scores the fight 30:27
Judge Yukihiro Yamamoto scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Kajun Puno!

Kajun Puno decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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RATING
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Bam Margera and Jim Jabber. Chooooooooon! I think Margera might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Clutch - The Regulator. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

180 cm
35
160 lbs
31 - 21 - 1
178 cm
30
165 lbs
19 - 16 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Granite chin
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 21 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Bam Margera!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 16 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Jim Jabber!
The judges for this bout are Yasuomi Hirokawa, Hirohito Nitta and Tatsuya Matsuyama.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jabber on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Margera avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Margera feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Good standup being displayed there by Jabber as he connects with a hook.

It looks like Bam Margera has been cut.

Margera clinches.
Jabber is looking to break free of the clinch but Margera has double underhooks.
Jabber wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Margera has him pressed against the cage.
Margera lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Jabber backwards.
Margera prevents Jabber from breaking the clinch.
Jabber misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Margera.
Margera working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Jabber has had enough of the clinch but Margera keeps him there for the moment.
Margera lands with a left to the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Jabber.
Margera lands a nice shot to the body.
Jabber takes a shot to the head.

Margera breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
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!
Margera bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Jabber lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Jabber throws a series of punches but Margera avoids them all with ease.

Margera has taken the fight to the clinch.
Margera lands a nice uppercut.

Jabber pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Margera looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Jabber misses with a left hand
and Margera finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Jabber looks to land a left hand but Margera moved out of range nicely.
Jabber misses with the combination.
Margera moves out of range as Jabber throws a body kick.
Jabber takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Jabber misses with a few strikes there.
A swing and a miss from Jabber.
Margera misses with a hook. Jabber ducked under it nicely.
Jabber appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Jabber throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Jabber misses with a straight left.
Margera throws a front kick aimed at Jabber's knee but Jabber avoids it well.
Margera lands with a kick to the temple. Jabber shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"

Jabber is rocked!

It looks like Jim Jabber has been cut.
Jabber throws a sloppy head kick and Margera moves out of range easily.

Margera clinches up against the cage.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Margera keeps control of Jabber as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A frustrated look appears on Jabber's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Margera lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Jabber or not.
Margera has Jabber pressed against the cage.
Margera with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Jabber wants to break free but Margera has control.

Jabber breaks from the clinch.
Jabber throws a nice outside leg kick.
Margera throws a head kick but Jabber moves out of range.
Margera pushes Jabber away with a front kick.
Jabber throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Margera counters with a nice uppercut.
Jabber is still on wobbly legs! Can Margera finish him?
Jabber throws a head kick that misses
and Margera counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Jabber thinking.
Jabber looks winded!
Jabber throws a head kick that misses
and Margera rattles Jabber with a well-timed uppercut counter. - Jabber tries to back away and recover but his hands are down low and he gets tagged again, sending him stumbling down to the canvas. Margera dives in after him and quickly finishes the job with a trio of brutal punches, leaving Jabber stiff and motionless on the mat!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:43 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Bam Margera!
Bam Margera decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Co-main event


Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Daniel Larusso and Zach Makovsky. Larusso comes to the cage accompanied by Glory of love. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

170 cm
28
144 lbs
20 - 10 - 0
163 cm
27
145 lbs
12 - 7 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin

Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$)
Notorious Clothing Co.

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Daniel Larusso!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Zach Makovsky!
The judges for this bout are Shigeki Sano, Tatsuya Matsuyama and Ren Mimura.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Makovsky shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Larusso moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Larusso bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Larusso uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Makovsky.
Larusso cracks Makovsky with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Larusso lunges at Makovsky with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Makovsky's hand.
Larusso lands with a thumping leg kick.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Makovsky checks a leg kick.
Makovsky misses with a takedown attempt - Larusso sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Larusso lands a nice shot to the body.
Larusso connects with a jab.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Larusso lands a really nice looking cross but Makovsky seems unphased.
Makovsky cracks the inside of Larusso's front leg.
Makovsky with a lazy takedown attempt
and Larusso counters with a two punch combo.
Larusso scoring well with a low kick there.
Makovsky connects with a nice looking jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Makovsky blocks a low kick nicely.
It looks like Larusso has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Makovsky misses the jab.
Larusso throws a leg kick

and Makovsky counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Makovsky.

Larusso has scooted to the edge of the canvas and used the cage to get back to his feet. Makovsky has stuck on his opponent and is forcing him back against the cage.

Makovsky pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Makovsky tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Larusso misses with a head kick.
Makovsky slips a jab and a cross from Larusso.
Makovsky tries for a takedown but Larusso sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Daniel Larusso has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Zach Makovsky.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Makovsky misses the shot to the body.
The fighters circling - Larusso throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Larusso bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Makovsky takes a swing at Larusso's ribcage but misses.
It looked like Larusso wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Larusso feints and then cracks Makovsky's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Makovsky down.
Larusso darts in and out, connecting with a jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Larusso lets loose with a powerful body kick. Makovsky will feel that in the morning.
Larusso throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.

Larusso gets caught flat footed, as Makovsky shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
Makovsky in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Makovsky throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Larusso works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Makovsky trying to control the position from guard on top but Larusso is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Larusso preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Makovsky won't allow Larusso to get back to his feet.
Makovsky is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Larusso keeping moving, preventing Makovsky from controlling successfully.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Larusso is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Makovsky moves out of range of the body kick.
Makovsky is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Daniel Larusso is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Makovsky misses with a body shot.
Makovsky throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Makovsky with a nice cross.
Larusso throws the kick towards the body but Makovsky avoids it.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Makovsky checks a leg kick.
Larusso slips a jab and a cross from Makovsky.
Makovsky pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Larusso scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Makovsky throws a shot from downtown. Larusso moves away and avoids it.
Makovsky shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Larusso pinned against the cage. Larusso gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Makovsky shoots in and drives through. Larusso sprawls well.
Makovsky looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Makovsky misses with a series of wild punches.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Larusso 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 Makovsky has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Makovsky and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Makovsky misses with a takedown
letting Larusso counter with a right hand.
Larusso lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Makovsky throws a low kick but Larusso moves out of range easily.

Excellent takedown into side control there by Makovsky.
Makovsky throwing ground and pound but whilst doing so, he forgets to control position and Larusso works his way back to half guard. Good composure under pressure.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Larusso is doing well to avoid being mounted. He's controlling the position at the moment.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Daniel Larusso dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Larusso, as that shot connected.
Makovsky shoots in for a takedown but Larusso shows good takedown defense.
Larusso lands an overhand right.
Larusso is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Larusso fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Daniel Larusso is winning the standup battle so far.
Larusso scoring well with a low kick there.

Makovsky looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Makovsky working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.
Makovsky looks to land a strike but Larusso avoids it nicely and regains full guard.
Larusso wants to sweep here but Makovsky controlling him for the moment.
Makovsky wants to control from the top but Larusso keeps moving.
Makovsky with a flurry of punches that miss.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Makovsky tries to free his leg and advance position but Larusso is retaining full guard.
Makovsky trying to control but Larusso is working from the bottom.
Larusso is looking to stand up but Makovsky isn't so interested in that idea.
Makovsky wants to control from the top but Larusso keeps moving.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Makovsky throws a body punch but Larusso moves out of range.
Makovsky with a poor takedown
and Larusso cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
A big left from Larusso misses.
Larusso throws a low kick but it's checked well by Makovsky.
Makovsky has his takedown stuffed
and Larusso counters with an outside leg kick.
Daniel Larusso has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Zach Makovsky.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Larusso keeps Makovsky at a distance using the push kick.
Larusso throws a leg kick but Makovsky moved away.
Larusso connects with a right hand. Makovsky shakes it off.
Nice takedown defense from Larusso. No joy for Makovsky on that attempt.
Nice uppercut lands for Larusso. That snapped Makovsky's head back.
Makovsky scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Nice uppercut lands for Larusso. That snapped Makovsky's head back.
Zach Makovsky is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Larusso lands with a thumping leg kick.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Makovsky misses with a lunging right hand
and Larusso makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Larusso checks a low kick from Makovsky.
Makovsky closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Larusso punishes Makovsky's body with a nice straight punch.
A head kick misses from Larusso.
Larusso misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Makovsky.
Larusso lands a jab-cross combination.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Makovsky tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Larusso defends well and Makovsky ends up having to push Larusso into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Larusso feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Makovsky's calf.
Makovsky closes the distance and clinches up with Larusso, looking for a takedown. Makovsky pushes Larusso against the cage but Larusso circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Makovsky jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Larusso throwing a counter right hand but Makovsky manages to avoid it.
The fighters circling - Makovsky throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A looping hook to the body misses from Makovsky. Larusso does a little dance to reset his feet.
Makovsky throws a leg kick
and Larusso counters with a solid body kick.
Makovsky is breathing heavily.
Larusso lands a jab to the head.
Larusso throws a head kick but Makovsky moves out of range.
Makovsky throws a hook to the side of Larusso's head but Larusso sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Makovsky steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Larusso. That one must have hurt.
Larusso bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Makovsky's head.
Makovsky looks to score with a jab to the body but Larusso is just out of range.
Makovsky walks into a straight right hand from Larusso.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Larusso with a nice cross.

Makovsky is rocked!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A nice leg kick lands there from Larusso.
Makovsky is still on wobbly legs! Can Larusso finish him?
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Larusso, right into the meat.
Makovsky has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Larusso lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Larusso steps in with a hook that catches Makovsky right on the chin and knocks him to the floor! Larusso follows him down with more strikes and that's all she wrote! Makovsky looks absolutely devastated.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:14 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Daniel Larusso!
An out of breath and clearly excited Daniel Larusso thanked Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$) for their help and support (and free stuff they sent him).
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Main event


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Gary Grice and Nakki Fakiiri. Grice comes to the cage accompanied by GZA - Shadowboxin'. Fakiiri is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Notta TERVE!. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

184 cm
35
175 lbs
21 - 11 - 2
182 cm
30
175 lbs
19 - 5 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 11 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Gary Grice!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Nakki Fakiiri!
The judges for this bout are Sosuke Kotani, Yukihiro Yamamoto and Shigeki Fujiwara.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Grice takes one to the side of the head.
Fakiiri swings away with a body shot that misses
and Fakiiri takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Grice swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Fakiiri.
Fakiiri keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Grice seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Grice fails to land with a series of punches.
Grice looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Grice throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Fakiiri, right into the meat.
Grice on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Fakiiri blocks a leg kick.
Fakiiri lands a nice looking body shot.
Fakiiri misses with a straight left.
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!
Grice throws out a loose jab but Fakiiri uses good head movement to avoid it.
Fakiiri throws a leg kick but Grice sees it coming and moves out of range.
A head kick misses from Grice.
Fakiiri throws a hook but Grice blocks it.
Fakiiri attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
A nice inside leg kick there by Fakiiri. That's going to slow Grice down.
Fakiiri bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Grice's head backwards.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Grice fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Fakiiri on the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Grice throws a quick inside leg kick.
Grice takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
A jab from Grice does it's job there.
Fakiiri takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Fakiiri looks to throw the jab but Grice is out of range.
Grice half committed to a counter leg kick.
Fakiiri misses with a low kick.
Grice swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Grice lands with a right hand.
Gary Grice seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Grice swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Grice moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
A jab from Fakiiri finds it's way through Grice's defenses.
Fakiiri throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Grice on the side of the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Grice buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Grice tries a head kick but it misses.
Grice avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Nakki Fakiiri is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Fakiiri pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Grice appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
A big right from Grice misses.
Grice fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Fakiiri manages to avoid it.
Fakiiri throws a good cross that connects.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Grice throws a big shot that misses.
Grice throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Grice moves into range and connects with a jab.
Fakiiri takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Grice throws a hook to the side of Fakiiri's head but Fakiiri sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Fakiiri has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Fakiiri uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Grice.
Fakiiri throws a low kick but Grice moves out of range easily.
Grice swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Fakiiri scoring well with a low kick there.
Grice throws the left hand but Fakiiri avoids the punch easily.
Fakiiri throws a head kick but Grice moves out of range.
Grice fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Fakiiri wants to land a leg kick but Grice is out of range.
Grice takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Grice misses with a low kick.
Fakiiri avoids the head kick by Grice.
Grice fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
A big right from Grice misses.
Grice rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Fakiiri moves out of range and avoids them all easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Grice swings widly with a right hand
and Fakiiri counters with a right hand to the body.
Some bone on bone action there as Fakiiri checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Grice drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Grice avoids the body shot from Fakiiri.
Grice thows a left - swing and a miss!
Fakiiri fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Grice.
Fakiiri connects with a leg kick. Grice looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Grice takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
A slapping leg kick lands for Fakiiri.
Grice is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Grice moves into range and connects with a jab.
Grice connects with a leg kick. Fakiiri looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Grice on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
A slapping leg kick lands for Fakiiri.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A left and a right from Fakiiri both land. Nice combination.
Fakiiri tries to bum rush Grice with a series of wild strikes but Grice uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
It looked like Grice wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Grice avoids the body shot from Fakiiri.
Fakiiri throws a nice outside leg kick.
Grice misses with a straight left.
Fakiiri throws a leg kick but Grice checks it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fakiiri sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Grice throws a hook but Fakiiri blocks it.
Grice is looking to land body kicks.
Fakiiri throws a leg kick which misses Grice's front leg but catches the back leg as Grice tries to avoid it.
Grice pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
It seemed like Fakiiri was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Grice blocks a low kick nicely.
Grice swings for the body but Fakiiri moves out of range.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Fakiiri.
Fakiiri throws a jab when Grice was well out of range.
Fakiiri blocks a jab.
Grice scores with a kick to the body.
Grice checks the leg kick.
Fakiiri wants to slow Grice down by chopping away at his legs.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Fakiiri throws a lazy body kick
and Grice connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Grice lands a two punch combo.
Grice avoids the body shot from Fakiiri.
Fakiiri slips a jab and a cross from Grice.
Grice blocks the body kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Nakki Fakiiri will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Grice ducks under a wild hook from Fakiiri.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Grice.
Grice misses with a looping left.
Nice defenses there by Fakiiri.
Jab, jab by Grice - just one landing.
Fakiiri keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Fakiiri misses with a double jab.
Fakiiri cracks Grice with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Fakiiri misses with a hook. Grice ducked under it nicely.
Grice appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Grice looks to score with a jab to the body but Fakiiri is just out of range.
Grice looks to land a left hand but Fakiiri moved out of range nicely.
Grice misses with an uppercut. Fakiiri saw that one coming.
Fakiiri throws out a counter right but Grice avoids it with no problem.
Fakiiri throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Grice is looking to slow Fakiiri down with leg kicks.
Fakiiri throws a looping overhand right but Grice ducks down to avoid it.
Grice throws a body punch but Fakiiri moves out of range.
Fakiiri throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Grice counters with a nice uppercut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Grice lands a jab to the nose.
Grice looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Fakiiri! But no joy.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fakiiri blocks a leg kick.
Fakiiri goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Grice looks to land a combination. Fakiiri sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Grice dives in and grabs Fakiiri's left leg, looking for a takedown. Fakiiri pushes down on Grice's head and hops out.
Grice takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Grice will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Grice throws a right hand that misses
and Fakiiri counters with a straight right hand.
Nakki Fakiiri seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Grice bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Grice fails to land with a series of punches.
Grice throws a right hand that Fakiiri ducks under and follows up with a left that Fakiiri also avoids with ease.
A thudding body kick lands there by Grice!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Fakiiri slips a straight right by Grice.
Fakiiri avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Grice throws the kick towards the body but Fakiiri avoids it.
A little jabbing left from Fakiiri on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Fakiiri uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Grice.
Fakiiri tries a quick counter leg kick but Grice is wise to it.
Fakiiri throws a big shot that misses.
Grice throws a nice inside leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Grice swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Grice will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
A nice inside leg kick there by Fakiiri. That's going to slow Grice down.
Fakiiri misses with a wild combination.
Grice jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Grice swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A countering left hand to the body from Fakiiri misses.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Grice is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
A nice inside leg kick there by Grice. That's going to slow Fakiiri down.
Fakiiri fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Grice throws a good cross that connects.
Grice throws a body shot but no joy.
Fakiiri takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Fakiiri 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.
Donk. Fakiiri catches Grice right on the button with a cross.
Fakiiri dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Grice. That did some damage!
Fakiiri turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Fakiiri swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Grice sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fakiiri avoids a kick to the body.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Fakiiri! But no joy.
Grice looks to land a right hand but Fakiiri moved out of range.
Fakiiri takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Grice lands with an overhand left.
Fakiiri keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Grice fakes the leg kick and cracks Fakiiri in the body.
Fakiiri lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Grice throws a low kick, looking for Fakiiri's leg but Fakiiri calmly moves out of range.
It seemed like Fakiiri was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Grice moves forwards but Fakiiri connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Grice rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Fakiiri moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Fakiiri throws a body shot but no joy.
A telegraphed right hand from Fakiiri misses the target.
Fakiiri lands with a cross.
Fakiiri misses with a looping right.
Grice misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Fakiiri connects with a nice looking jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Good work by Grice as he checks the leg kick.
Grice looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Fakiiri uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Grice.
Fakiiri looks to land a left hand but Grice moved out of range nicely.
Fakiiri takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Grice tries for a takedown but Fakiiri circles away easily
and Fakiiri counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Gary Grice. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Grice's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Fakiiri connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Grice scrambles back to his feet.
Grice gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Grice takes one on the button.
Grice displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Grice feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Fakiiri's calf.
Fakiiri avoids a punch combination nicely.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Grice connects with a single shot there.
Fakiiri takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Fakiiri dips to his left and cracks Grice with an uppercut!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Gary Grice will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Fakiiri slips under a jab from Grice.
Grice on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Fakiiri misses with an uppercut. Grice saw that one coming.
Grice fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Fakiiri manages to avoid it.
Grice steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Fakiiri.
Grice doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Fakiiri thumps Grice with a low kick.
Jab from Fakiiri.
Grice connects with an inside leg kick.
A jab lands there for Fakiiri.
Fakiiri sizes up Grice with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Grice lands a slapping body shot.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Fakiiri.
Fakiiri ducks under a wild hook from Grice.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Fakiiri connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Nice body punch from Grice.
Grice takes a swing at Fakiiri's ribcage but misses.
Grice avoids the body shot from Fakiiri.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Grice jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Grice throws a quick inside leg kick.
Grice chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Fakiiri misses with an uppercut.
Grice is looking to counter punch.
Grice throws a leg kick but Fakiiri sees it coming and moves out of range.
A big left from Fakiiri misses.
Fakiiri blocks a low kick nicely.
Grice throws a nice looking combination but Fakiiri bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Fakiiri getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Fakiiri getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Grice misses with a low kick.
Grice throws a jab but it's blocked by Fakiiri.
Fakiiri connects with an inside leg kick.
Fakiiri throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Grice stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Grice bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Fakiiri misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Grice.
Fakiiri lands a jab to Grice's midsection.
Fakiiri moves out of range as Grice throws a body kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sloppy strikes from Grice. Those never looked like landing.
Grice uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Fakiiri.
Grice swings for the body but Fakiiri moves out of range.
Fakiiri throws out a powerful jab.
A looping hook to the body misses from Fakiiri. Grice does a little dance to reset his feet.
Grice throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Grice dodges the punch combination from Fakiiri.
Grice misses with a double jab.
It seemed like Fakiiri was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Fakiiri lands a nice looking body shot.
Grice tests Fakiiri's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Fakiiri turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Fakiiri avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Fakiiri uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Grice.
Grice ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Fakiiri moves away.
Grice throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Some bone on bone action there as Fakiiri checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Grice throws a right and a left that Fakiiri avoids nicely.
Fakiiri connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Grice's hands.
Fakiiri walks into a jab.
Fakiiri scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Fakiiri is looking to chop away at Grice's legs.
Grice misses with a low kick.
Fakiiri feints a counter leg kick.
Fakiiri scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Fakiiri lands with a shot to the body.
A punch lands to the side of Fakiiri 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Fakiiri misses with a wild body shot.
Grice misses with a straight right.
Grice throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Fakiiri lands a jab to the head.
A punch lands to the side of Grice 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Grice misses with a shot to the body
and Fakiiri counters with a low kick, right behind Grice 's knee.
Fakiiri throws a leg kick but Grice checks it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fakiiri avoids a kick to the body.
Grice cracks Fakiiri with a right hand to the side of the head.
Grice's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Fakiiri connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Grice scrambles back to his feet.
Fakiiri takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Grice uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Fakiiri.
Grice scores with a crisp jab that stopped Fakiiri in his tracks.
Fakiiri throws a leg kick which misses Grice's front leg but catches the back leg as Grice tries to avoid it.
Fakiiri on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Grice ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Fakiiri moves away.
A little jabbing left from Fakiiri on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Grice avoids the head kick by Fakiiri.
A nice inside leg kick there by Grice. That's going to slow Fakiiri down.
Fakiiri lunges at Grice with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Grice's hand.
Grice misses with an uppercut. Fakiiri saw that one coming.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Grice misses with a straight right.
Grice goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Fakiiri lands a nice shot to the body.
Fakiiri misses with an uppercut.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Nakki Fakiiri just about did enough to take it.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Grice tries to land a front kick but Fakiiri steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Fakiiri lands a body shot.
Fakiiri throws a leg kick but Grice checks it.
Good shot there by Fakiiri.
Fakiiri avoids the head kick by Grice.
Grice fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Fakiiri has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Fakiiri keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Grice.
Fakiiri is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Grice with a body shot.
A jab from Grice does it's job there.
Nice defenses there by Grice.
Fakiiri throws an overhand right that lands on Grice's shoulder, as Grice tries to avoid the shot.
Grice lands a head shot.
Grice throws a hook but Fakiiri avoids it easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A swing and a miss from Fakiiri.
Grice throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Fakiiri throws out a counter right but Grice avoids it with no problem.
Fakiiri digs a good body shot into Grice's ribs.
Grice misses with a hook.
Fakiiri moves out of range of the strikes.
Fakiiri flicks out a counter leg kick but Grice steps away.
Sloppy strikes from Grice. Those never looked like landing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fakiiri throws a body punch but Grice moves out of range.
Grice throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Fakiiri sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Grice connects with a single shot there.
Grice takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Grice throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Grice misses with an uppercut. Fakiiri saw that one coming.
Grice staying out of range there.
That kick from Grice tenderised Fakiiri's leg. Fakiiri is trying to keep his angry face on.
Fakiiri uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Fakiiri on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Fakiiri lands with a right hand.
Grice fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Fakiiri checks it well.
Fakiiri checks the leg kick nicely there.
Grice moves out of range as Fakiiri strikes.
Fakiiri throws a nice outside leg kick.
Fakiiri with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Fakiiri digs a good body shot into Grice's ribs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Grice rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Fakiiri counters with a straight right hand.
Grice misses with a jab, cross combination.
Fakiiri lands a head shot.
Fakiiri throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Fakiiri moves away from the strike by Grice.
Grice throws a hook but Fakiiri blocks it.
Grice is looking to score with low kicks.
A swing and a miss from Grice.
Grice tries to land a leg kick but Fakiiri saw it coming and moves away.
Fakiiri displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Grice throws out the jab.
Fakiiri just misses with a punch to the body.
Grice throws a combination that misses
and Fakiiri counters with a thumping low kick.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Grice.
Fakiiri has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Grice.
Grice lands a lovely overhand right.
Fakiiri dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Grice. That did some damage!
Fakiiri scores with a sloppy right hand. Grice should have avoided that one.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fakiiri moves out of range of the strikes.
Grice scores with a jab to the body.
Fakiiri lands a nice looking kick to the body. Grice takes a step back to recover.
Fakiiri scores with a one two! Grice had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
A jab from Fakiiri does it's job there.
Grice takes one on the chin but seems OK.

Grice is rocked!
Grice lands a body shot.
Fakiiri throws a body shot but no joy.
Grice tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Fakiiri was well out of range. Poor timing from Grice.
Fakiiri appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Fakiiri ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Fakiiri loads up on a big right hand but Grice slips the punch.
Grice throws an overhand right that lands on Fakiiri's shoulder, as Fakiiri tries to avoid the shot.
Fakiiri connects with a solid leg kick.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Grice takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
A big left from Grice misses.
Good work by Fakiiri as he checks the leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Grice shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Fakiiri defends it nicely.
Grice uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Fakiiri.
Fakiiri moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Fakiiri takes a kick to the side of the head.
Grice throws a front kick that sends Fakiiri stumbling back into the cage.
Fakiiri moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Grice lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Fakiiri misses the shot to the body.
Grice takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Grice shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Fakiiri eats them both and turns towards Grice to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Fakiiri misses with a body kick.
Fakiiri does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Grice looks to throw the jab but Fakiiri is out of range.
Fakiiri connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Nakki Fakiiri will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Fakiiri misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Grice.
A counter left hand to the body from Grice misses its target.
Fakiiri scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
A nice inside leg kick there by Grice. That's going to slow Fakiiri down.
Fakiiri defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Grice.
Grice ducks under a wild hook from Fakiiri.
Grice throws a hook but Fakiiri avoids it easily.
Fakiiri slips under a jab from Grice.
Grice throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Fakiiri tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Grice was well out of range. Poor timing from Fakiiri.
Grice throws a jab when Fakiiri was well out of range.
Grice misses with a double jab.
Fakiiri wants to slow Grice down by chopping away at his legs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Grice throws a nice looking combination but Fakiiri bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Fakiiri swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Good shot there by Fakiiri.
Grice takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Fakiiri slips a jab and a cross from Grice.
Fakiiri with a body punch. A glancing blow.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fakiiri clobbers Grice with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Fakiiri scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Fakiiri slips under a jab from Grice.
Grice takes one to the chin there.
Some wild striking there from Grice.
Grice takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Oh Grice is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Grice attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Grice seems to have got his legs back now.
Grice connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Fakiiri jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Grice moves forwards but Fakiiri connects with a nice, crisp jab.
A telegraphed right hand from Grice misses the target.
Fakiiri misses with a looping left.
Grice fires out a quick counter leg kick but Fakiiri just manages to avoid it.
Fakiiri tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Grice looks to score with a jab to the body but Fakiiri is just out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Grice throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Fakiiri! But no joy.
Grice throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Fakiiri counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Grice slips a jab and a cross from Fakiiri.
Fakiiri misses with a body shot.
Fakiiri misses with an uppercut.
Fakiiri takes a shot to the body in his stride.
A punch combination from Grice misses.
Grice checks a leg kick.
Grice's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Fakiiri connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Grice scrambles back to his feet.
Fakiiri feints a jab promting Grice to slip. Fakiiri then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Grice slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Fakiiri throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Grice sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Grice throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Fakiiri takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Grice fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Fakiiri manages to avoid it.
No joy there for Grice, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Fakiiri lands a head shot.
Grice fails with a takedown attempt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Fakiiri misses.
Grice slips a straight right by Fakiiri.
Fakiiri connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Grice takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Grice will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Fakiiri takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Grice moves away from the strike by Fakiiri.
Fakiiri staying out of range there.
Grice throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Fakiiri digs a good body shot into Grice's ribs.
Grice throws a leg kick
and Fakiiri counters with a kick to the head that grazes his opponent. Grice is lucky that one didn't land flush.
Fakiiri fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Grice manages to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fakiiri ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Grice moves away.
Grice scores with a shot to the body.
A left lands for Grice.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Grice throws a body kick that misses.
Grice scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Grice fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Fakiiri.
Fakiiri avoids the body shot from Grice.
Grice throws a combination that misses
and Fakiiri counters with a straight right hand.
Grice rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Fakiiri moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Grice throws a body shot but no joy.
Grice loads up on a big right hand but Fakiiri slips the punch.
Grice buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Grice takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Grice pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Fakiiri lands with a good body shot.
Grice throws a lazy uppercut
and Fakiiri cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

And that's the end of the fight!
Nakki Fakiiri comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Fakiiri 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Sosuke Kotani scores the fight 46:49
Judge Yukihiro Yamamoto scores the fight 47:49
Judge Shigeki Fujiwara scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Nakki Fakiiri!

Nakki Fakiiri is the new welterweight champion!
Nakki Fakiiri spent the whole post fight interview bigging himself up. It didn't go down that well with the fans after a while as they thought it was a bit arrogant.
The defeated Gary Grice had this to say: 'Wu Tang fuh evah!'.
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