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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Steve Mocco (ranked 21348 p4p, 755 weight class) and Bobby Lashley (ranked 23297 p4p, 759 weight class). Lashley has chosen Fire & Brimstone as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

178 cm
21
235 lbs
0 - 1 - 0
188 cm
27
248 lbs
4 - 6 - 0
Good wrestling
Counter fighter
Very quick
BJJ Blue Belt
Brawler
Solid chin

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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 0 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steve Mocco !
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Bobby Lashley!
The judges for this bout are Sergei Dronov, Aleksandr Martynov and Viktor Lagutenko.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Lashley misses with a left hand

and Mocco counters with a single leg into guard. Lashley didn't expect that.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Mocco works over Lashley with some ground and pound from guard.
Mocco landing some decent shots from guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Mocco scoring with punches to the head and body.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Lashley can do anything to dispel that myth.
Mocco won't allow Lashley to sweep him here.
Lashley keeping full guard, as Mocco tries to pass.
Mocco preventing the sweep.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mocco with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Mocco is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Mocco postures up and lands a big shot to Lashley's brow.
Mocco chips away with some ground and pound.
Lashley is trying to control the position from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mocco scoring with some ground and pound.
Mocco scores with a decent looking elbow strike.

Mocco avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Mocco working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Mocco lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Mocco landing some decent shots from guard.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Lashley holds on and takes a little breather.

Lashley looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Lashley looks winded!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mocco scoring with punches to the head and body.
Mocco is in close to Lashley's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Mocco content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Mocco scoring with punches to the head and body.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Mocco postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.

Lashley is rocked!
Mocco gets to his feet and stands over Lashley, holding his ankles. He dives in with a big left hand that connects! Lashley felt that one! Mocco unloads more punches and elbows and this one is over! The ref has dived in to save Lashley from any more punishment!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:52 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Steve Mocco !
The defeated Bobby Lashley had this to say: 'I Don't Know Man, I Could Just Focus On Pro Wrestling And Retire MMA Or I Could Train Harder Than Ever And Win My Next Fight '.
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hype
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pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
44%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Terence Brooks (ranked 6203 p4p, 482 weight class) and Nathan Diaz (ranked 7093 p4p, 510 weight class). Terence Brooks has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.

175 cm
21
158 lbs
2 - 2 - 0
183 cm
26
160 lbs
0 - 2 - 0
BJJ White Belt
Solid boxing
Granite chin
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Determined

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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 2 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Terence Brooks!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Nathan Diaz!
The judges for this bout are Aleksei Zolotukhin, Dmitry Maklakov and Vladimir Khabensky.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Brooks throws a right and a left that both miss.
Diaz lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Brooks looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Brooks misses with a series of wild punches.
A countering left hand to the body from Diaz misses.
Brooks throws a combination that misses
and Diaz counters with a nice uppercut.
Diaz tests Brooks's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Diaz avoids the body shot from Brooks.
Diaz let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Brooks fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Brooks throws a combination that misses
and Diaz counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Brooks thinking.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diaz uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Brooks.
Diaz unleashes a big counter combination but Brooks bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Diaz throws a series of punches but Brooks avoids them all with ease.
Brooks smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Brooks misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Diaz counters with a straight right hand.
Brooks connects with a crisp jab.
Brooks displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Diaz throws a right and a left that Brooks avoids nicely.
Brooks misses the jab.
A countering left hand to the body from Diaz misses.
Brooks throws a combination that misses
letting Diaz counter with a right hand.
Brooks scores with a crisp jab that stopped Diaz in his tracks.
Brooks tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.

Brooks gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
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!
Diaz misses with some punches.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Brooks is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Diaz is defending well for now.

Brooks pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Brooks scores with a kick to the midsection.
Brooks avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Brooks misses with the combination.
Diaz is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Diaz throws a right and a left that Brooks avoids nicely.
The fighters circle momentarily. Brooks darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Brooks is looking to slow Diaz down with leg kicks.
Brooks fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Brooks misses with an uppercut.
Brooks works over Diaz's head and body with a nice combination.
Brooks shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Diaz eats them both and turns towards Brooks to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.

Brooks gets a clinch.
Brooks prevents a takedown attempt there.
Stalling in the clinch from Brooks.

Brooks breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Left hook, right uppercut from Brooks.
Brooks catches Diaz with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
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!

Brooks gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Diaz on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.

Brooks breaks from the clinch.
Brooks throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Diaz counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Good standup being displayed there by Brooks as he connects with a hook.
Brooks lands the left hand.
Diaz tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.

Diaz tries to keep at a distance but Brooks has taken the fight into the clinch.
Diaz avoiding damage as Brooks throws knees to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Terence Brooks dominated that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Brooks throws a nice looking combination but Diaz bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Donk. Brooks catches Diaz right on the button with a cross.
Brooks swinging wildly here.

Brooks rushes Diaz and presses him up against the cage.
Diaz struggles to land a body shot inside as Brooks controls his hands.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diaz just leaning against Brooks, taking a breather.
Diaz is trying to break the clinch but Brooks has him pressed against the cage.
Diaz has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Brooks seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Diaz can turn it around.

Diaz pulls guard effortlessly.
Diaz has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diaz wants to sweep here but Brooks controlling him for the moment.
Brooks trying to control but Diaz is working from the bottom.
Brooks is stalling in the full guard.
Brooks trying to control the position from guard on top but Diaz is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Diaz wants to sweep but no luck.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Terence Brooks seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Brooks connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.

Brooks drives through and clinches with Diaz against the cage.
Brooks stalling against the cage.
Brooks keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Diaz's efforts to push away.

Brooks breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diaz rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Brooks moves out of range and avoids them all easily.

Brooks closes the distance and pushes Diaz back into the cage.
Diaz takes a knee to the side of the body.
Brooks is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Diaz can do to turn this around?
Brooks lands a knee to the body.
Brooks tries to land knees in the clinch but Diaz avoids the damage to the body.
Diaz is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Brooks pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Brooks lands with a light punch inside.
Brooks avoiding damage.
Brooks stops a takedown attempt from Diaz.
Diaz is breathing heavily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Brooks slows down the pace here.
Brooks drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Diaz gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Diaz has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Brooks avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Terence Brooks has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Nathan Diaz.
Brooks putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Diaz in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.

Brooks breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Brooks throws a combination that misses
and Diaz counters with a stiff right hand.
Brooks throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Terence Brooks dominated that second round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


Brooks fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Diaz manages to avoid it.
Brooks throws a right hand that misses
and Diaz counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Brooks uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Brooks swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
enabling Diaz to counter with a crisp jab.

Brooks drives through and clinches with Diaz against the cage.
Brooks lands a shot to the body.
Diaz has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Diaz gets control of Brooks's arms and successfully pulls guard. Diaz will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.
Diaz is adopting a defensive guard.
Diaz is trying to control the position but Brooks postures up.
Diaz takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Brooks is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Brooks trying to control but Diaz is working from the bottom.
Brooks is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Brooks throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Diaz works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Diaz keeping moving, preventing Brooks from controlling successfully.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Brooks tries to free his leg and advance position but Diaz is retaining full guard.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.

Brooks forces Diaz back against the cage and clinches.
Diaz on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Diaz has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Brooks is stalling here.
Diaz with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Diaz drops down looking for an ankle pick but Brooks pulls his leg out and moves away.

Brooks takes the fight into the clinch.
Terence Brooks has scored more points in the clinch so far.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Brooks pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Brooks loads up on a big right hand but Diaz slips the punch.
Diaz throws out a counter right but Brooks avoids it with no problem.
Brooks misses with a double jab
and Diaz cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Brooks swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Diaz counters with a left and a right that stings Brooks.
Brooks looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Diaz lands a slapping body shot.
Brooks throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Diaz counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Brooks rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Diaz moves out of range and avoids them all easily.

Brooks has Diaz up against the cage in a clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Brooks escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.

Brooks moves into the clinch.
Diaz is working for takedown but Brooks is calmly controlling the position for now.
Terence Brooks is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Brooks creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Brooks unloads a knee to the mid-section.
The referee calls for Brooks to work.
Nathan Diaz has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

Brooks escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Terence Brooks.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Brooks, winning every round. Will the judges agree? They are the ones who matter, even if they are often depressingly incompetent. 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 Aleksei Zolotukhin scores the fight 30:27
Judge Dmitry Maklakov scores the fight 30:27
Judge Vladimir Khabensky scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Terence Brooks!
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
45%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Mike Sunday (ranked 5000 p4p, 410 weight class) and Tyrion Lannister (ranked 8920 p4p, 559 weight class). Tyrion Lannister has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

170 cm
20
150 lbs
4 - 3 - 1
170 cm
19
145 lbs
0 - 1 - 0
BJJ White Belt
Brawler
KO power
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent MT
Solid chin

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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 4 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Mike Sunday!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Tyrion Lannister!
The judges for this bout are Konstantin Menshow, Valeri Chadov and Vladimir Khabensky.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Lannister throws a sloppy head kick and Sunday moves out of range easily.
Lannister throws a quick inside leg kick.
Tyrion Lannister seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Sunday clinches up with Lannister and pushes him back against the cage.
Lannister wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Lannister is looking to break free of the clinch but Sunday has double underhooks.
Sunday has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Lannister avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Lannister.
Sunday drops down looking for an ankle pick but Lannister pulls his leg out and moves away.
Lannister throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lannister connects with an inside leg kick.
Lannister buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
That kick from Lannister tenderised Sunday's leg. Sunday is trying to keep his angry face on.
Sunday tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Lannister connects with a solid leg kick.
Sunday looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lannister throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Sunday.
Sunday shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Lannister as he jumps to the side.
Lannister has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Mike Sunday. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Lannister swats away the attempt to clinch by Sunday.

Sunday closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Lannister quickly recovers to half guard.
Lannister avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Sunday.
Lannister taking some punishment here, with Sunday in his half guard.

Lannister actively working from the bottom here.
Sunday not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.

Sunday is looking to control the position but Lannister frees his trapped leg and locks up an armbar from the bottom! It looks tight! Sunday grimaces and holds on for a second but is forced to tap or have his arm broken! Slick Jiu Jitsu from Lannister there - Sunday really paying for some sloppy defensive work!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Tyrion Lannister!
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
52%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Tiago Gomes Da Rocha (ranked 4291 p4p, 478 weight class) and Zoldyck Killua (ranked 7916 p4p, 650 weight class). These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

188 cm
19
195 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
187 cm
19
185 lbs
0 - 1 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Very strong
Good takedowns
Excellent MT
Solid 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 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Tiago Gomes Da Rocha!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Zoldyck Killua!
The judges for this bout are Fedor Mirinova, Ivan Kurochkin and Vladimir Khabensky.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Da Rocha scores with a nice head shot.
Killua moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Zoldyck Killua seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Killua keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Da Rocha stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Killua.
Da Rocha lands a jab to the head.
Killua takes one to the chin there.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Killua, right into the meat.
Da Rocha connects with a looping right hand.
Killua fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Killua cracks the inside of Da Rocha's front leg.
Killua throws a quick inside leg kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Da Rocha gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Da Rocha misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Killua jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Da Rocha walks away with a smile on his face. Killua gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Killua throws a leg kick but Da Rocha moved away.
Killua walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Killua chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Killua swats away the attempt to clinch by Da Rocha.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Da Rocha cracks Killua with a big right hand that sends him to the floor! Killua looks wobbly but he's sprung back up to his feet straight away… can Da Rocha finish him?

Killua is rocked!
Da Rocha swings for the body but Killua moves out of range.
Killua with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
A nice inside leg kick there by Killua. That's going to slow Da Rocha down.
Killua lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Nice takedown defense from Da Rocha. No joy for Killua on that attempt.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Da Rocha looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Da Rocha wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Da Rocha thuds his right hand into Killua's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
A right handed body shot lands from Da Rocha.
Da Rocha misses with a hook from the clinch.
Da Rocha stalling in the clinch.
Killua letting Da Rocha take a breather here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Da Rocha stalling in the clinch.
A body shot lands from Da Rocha.
Da Rocha lands an uppercut.
Da Rocha softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Da Rocha is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Da Rocha lands with a light punch inside.
Killua blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Da Rocha misses with a hook to the ribs.
Da Rocha scores with a shoulder strike.
Da Rocha misses with some punches.
Da Rocha throws a head punch that misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Killua.
Da Rocha works on Killua's body with a couple of short punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Killua.
Da Rocha misses with the head strike.
Killua pressing his opponent against the cage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Da Rocha.
Da Rocha throws a head punch that misses.
Da Rocha misses with a punch to the body.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Da Rocha misses with a body punch.
Killua blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Da Rocha has a couple of punches blocked by Killua.
Killua tries to pull guard but Da Rocha holds him up against the cage and eventually Killua drops back down to his feet.
Tiago Gomes Da Rocha has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Zoldyck Killua.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A short uppercut from Da Rocha.
Da Rocha misses with some punches.
Da Rocha doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Da Rocha scores with a shot to the side of Killua's head.
A bit of stalling here from Da Rocha.
Killua blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
Da Rocha swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Da Rocha lands a body shot in the clinch.
Killua is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Da Rocha to keep the fight standing.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Tiago Gomes Da Rocha dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Jab from Da Rocha.
Da Rocha tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Killua manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Da Rocha takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Da Rocha with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Da Rocha is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Killua can do to turn this around?
Killua ducks under a wild hook from Da Rocha.
Good leg kick by Killua there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Killua moves forwards but Da Rocha connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Killua is wiping some vaseline out of his eye. Da Rocha doesn't give a rats ass about fair play and cracks him with a massive hook to the side of the head! Killua crumples to the floor out cold! The cornerman is going to be in Killua's bad books for that mishap!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:30 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Tiago Gomes Da Rocha!
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
58%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Pretentious Kneecap (ranked 4007 p4p, 359 weight class) and Alvin Smarks (ranked 6881 p4p, 493 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

170 cm
21
135 lbs
5 - 4 - 0
177 cm
28
153 lbs
4 - 7 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
Decent boxing
Knockout power

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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 5 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Pretentious Kneecap!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Alvin Smarks!
The judges for this bout are Igor Prikhodko, Aleksandr Martynov and Viktor Lagutenko.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A combination from Smarks does no damage.
Kneecap thuds a left hand into Smarks's body.
Smarks has his takedown stuffed
enabling Kneecap to counter with a crisp jab.
Nice uppercut lands for Smarks. That snapped Kneecap's head back.
Smarks misses with a series of wild punches.
Smarks has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.

Kneecap has Smarks up against the cage in a clinch.
Kneecap lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Still in the clinch, Kneecap scores with a nice short uppercut.
Kneecap lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Smarks tries for a takedown. No joy.
I was talking to Kneecap's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kneecap lands a right hand.
Smarks wants a takedown.
Pretentious Kneecap has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Alvin Smarks.
Smarks is working for takedown but Kneecap is calmly controlling the position for now.
Kneecap softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
A short uppercut from Kneecap.
Kneecap lands with a short shot to the head.
Kneecap lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

Smarks is rocked!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kneecap misses with some punches.
Smarks is still on wobbly legs! Can Kneecap finish him?
Kneecap misses with a punch on the inside.
Kneecap has a couple of punches blocked by Smarks.
Kneecap fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Kneecap fails to land.
Smarks blocks an uppercut.
Kneecap misses with the head strike.
Smarks looking for a takedown.
Kneecap misses with a hook from the clinch.
Kneecap misses with the head strike.
Kneecap misses with some punches.
Kneecap misses with some punches.
Smarks blocks an uppercut.
Kneecap throws a head punch that misses.
Kneecap misses with the head strike.
Kneecap misses with some punches.
Good body shot from Kneecap.
Smarks blocking some punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Smarks.
Kneecap swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Smarks can't get the takedown.
Smarks blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kneecap has a couple of punches blocked by Smarks.
Smarks can't get the takedown.
Kneecap swings wildly with an uppercut but Smarks uses good head movement to avoid it.
Smarks pushes off an throws an elbow but Kneecap leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kneecap.
Smarks blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kneecap fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kneecap has a couple of punches blocked by Smarks.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Smarks.
Kneecap gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Smarks.
Kneecap throws a head punch that misses.
Kneecap working aggressively here.
Smarks blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kneecap swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Smarks blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kneecap misses with some punches.
Kneecap misses with a punch on the inside.
Kneecap misses with the head strike.
Smarks wants a takedown.
Kneecap prevents a takedown attempt there.
Kneecap misses with a punch on the inside.
Kneecap has a couple of punches blocked by Smarks.
Kneecap tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Smarks blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Smarks blocking some punches.
Kneecap has a couple of punches blocked by Smarks.
Kneecap misses with a short punch on the inside.
Kneecap has a couple of punches blocked by Smarks.
Kneecap throws a head punch that misses.
Smarks tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Kneecap swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Smarks blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Smarks blocks an uppercut.
Kneecap throws a punch but it's blocked by Smarks.
Kneecap misses with a punch on the inside.
Smarks blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kneecap works on Smarks's body with a couple of short punches.
Kneecap working aggressively here.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Smarks.
Kneecap misses with a hook from the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Smarks.
Smarks seems to have recovered his senses.
Kneecap is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Kneecap gets through Smarks's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Smarks has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Kneecap after a bit of a struggle.
Kneecap makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A short uppercut from Kneecap.
Smarks is trying to drag Kneecap to the mat but Kneecap just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
Kneecap throws a big uppercut that drops Smarks! More strikes from Kneecap and the referee jumps in to stop the fight! Smarks lies dazed against the cage as Kneecap celebrates with his cornermen!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:50 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Pretentious Kneecap!
Pretentious Kneecap decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
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RATING
73%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Anderson Silva Jr (ranked 3386 p4p, 371 weight class) and Yoshihiro Nakayama (ranked 4415 p4p, 471 weight class). Nakayama has chosen Destructive Power as his entrance music. Anderson Silva Jr could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Yoshihiro Nakayama's chin.

190 cm
24
270 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
196 cm
25
275 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent boxer
Very strong
BJJ Blue Belt
Brawler
Very confident

Power Matrix Nutrition
IniTech Nutrition

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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 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Anderson Silva Jr!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Yoshihiro Nakayama!
The judges for this bout are Dmitry Maklakov, Illya Tyunina and Ivan Kurochkin.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Silva Jr feints and then cracks Nakayama's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Nakayama down.

Nakayama moves into the clinch.
Silva Jr looking to slow down the pace here.
Nakayama is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Nakayama working hard to break the clinch.
Nakayama tries for a takedown. No joy.

Nakayama has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Silva Jr clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!
Nakayama misses with punches from the back.
Silva Jr grimaces as he takes a shot to the body.
Silva Jr looking very determined here, making life difficult for Nakayama.
A bit of a pause in the action here. Nakayama controlling the positon.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Nakayama struggling to keep hold of the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Silva Jr tries to roll but Nakayama sticks to his back.

Nakayama is looking to finish the fight by rear naked choke. Silva Jr knows exactly what he's got planned though, so he's defending well. Maybe a few strikes would soften Silva Jr for a finish.
Nakayama missing with strikes.
Nakayama controlling well, preventing Silva Jr from escaping the position.
Even with his hooks in, Nakayama manages to miss with strikes from the back.
Silva Jr covering up well under a barage of strikes.

Silva Jr defending nicely against the rear naked choke attempt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nakayama keeps control of the position as Silva Jr tries to break free.
Silva Jr prevents Nakayama from getting a body triangle.
We've been hearing good reports from Silva Jr's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
Silva Jr trying to control the hands but Nakayama breaks the grip.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Nakayama connects with a big shot to the side of Silva Jr's head.
Nakayama wants to control but Silva Jr manages to buck him off and is now in Nakayama's guard! Nice work there by Silva Jr!
Silva Jr is in close to Nakayama's body, working some short punches and elbows.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Silva Jr distracts Nakayama with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Nakayama looking to control.
Silva Jr in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Nakayama manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Silva Jr manages to get himself to full guard.

Nakayama passes Silva Jr's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Silva Jr is not content to let Nakayama control the position.
Silva Jr works his way to full guard. Good work.
Nakayama must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.

Silva Jr working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Nakayama doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Nakayama manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
We've been informed that Nakayama has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.
Nakayama looking to sit in guard and control but Silva Jr gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.


That's four minutes gone in the round.
Silva Jr trying to control the position from guard on top but Nakayama is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Silva Jr postures up.
Silva Jr works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Silva Jr lands with a punch from half guard.

Nakayama kicks Silva Jr off and gets back to his feet.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!

Nakayama gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.

Silva Jr breaks the clinch.
Silva Jr lands a nice leg kick that just misses Nakayama's sensitive parts.
Nakayama tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Silva Jr manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Silva Jr fails with the takedown.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Yoshihiro Nakayama will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Nakayama is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Silva Jr looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Nice jab there from Silva Jr.
Nakayama ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.

Nakayama has managed to clinch.
Silva Jr dodges an elbow strike from Nakayama.
Silva Jr tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Nakayama looking for a takedown.

Nakayama manages to break the clinch.
Silva Jr throws a head kick that half lands.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nakayama tries to close the distance and clinch up but Silva Jr swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Nakayama looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.

Nakayama is rocked!
A solid leg kick lands there for Silva Jr.
Nakayama is still on wobbly legs! Can Silva Jr finish him?
Nakayama ducks into an uppercut from Silva Jr and that's knocked him out cold! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:54 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Anderson Silva Jr!
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RATING
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Zain Retherford (ranked 8286 p4p, 542 weight class) and Josh Cook (ranked 1493 p4p, 158 weight class). These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

175 cm
19
150 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
173 cm
20
154 lbs
5 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
Basic striking
Very quick
Good wrestler
Good low kicks
Good gas tank

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Urban Fighter
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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 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Zain Retherford!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Josh Cook!
The judges for this bout are Dmitry Maklakov, Aleksandr Martynov and Valeri Chadov.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Retherford scores with a takedown into Cook's guard.

Cook looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.

Cook is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Retherford is aware though and is defending well.
Retherford scores with a decent looking elbow strike.

Cook looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.

Cook is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Retherford lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Retherford throwing strikes but missing.
Retherford works over Cook with some ground and pound from guard.
Cook really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Retherford. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Retherford wants to control from the top but Cook keeps moving.
Retherford keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Cook's head.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Cook can do anything to dispel that myth.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Cook looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Retherford passes into half guard.

Cook looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Retherford is nestled in close to Cook, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Retherford has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Retherford looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Cook with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Retherford scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Cook wants to get back to full guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Cook looking for submissions off his back.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Retherford lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Cook wants to improve his position but Retherford is controlling well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Cook actively working from the bottom here.

Cook looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Cook is looking for a sweep. Retherford is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Retherford working over Cook with some ground and pound. Cook looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.

Cook looking for submissions off his back.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Retherford connects with a nice short shot to Cook's temple.
Cook has hold of Retherford's hands but Retherford slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Retherford scoring with strikes to the body and head.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Retherford connects with a nice short shot to Cook's temple.
Cook taking some punishment here, with Retherford in his half guard.
Retherford lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Retherford is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Cook taking some punishment here, with Retherford in his half guard.
Retherford landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Retherford prevents Cook from improving his position.
Retherford wants to control but Cook is keeping him busy.
Retherford working the head and body with strikes.
Cook is trying to control but can't.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Cook is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Retherford pulls his head out easily.
Retherford drops an elbow to the side of Cook's head.
Retherford lands with a punch from half guard.
Retherford scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Retherford takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Retherford trying to control from half guard but Cook is working away.
Retherford moves nicely into side control.
Cook is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Retherford off and has taken his back!
You can see the frustration on Retherford's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Cook wants to control but Retherford is keeping busy.

Cook is looking to finish the fight by rear naked choke. Retherford knows exactly what he's got planned though, so he's defending well. Maybe a few strikes would soften Retherford for a finish.
Cook is trying to stick to Retherford's back but Retherford is turning into Cook. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Cook's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Retherford.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Zain Retherford dominated that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Retherford swings for the body but Cook moves out of range.
Cook lands a right hook to the body.
Retherford lands a body shot.
Retherford lands a lovely overhand right.
Retherford swings for the body but Cook moves out of range.
Retherford misses with a straight left.
Retherford ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Cook moves away.
A big left from Retherford misses.
Cook throws out a loose jab but Retherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Retherford throws a body shot but no joy.
Cook cracks Retherford with an open hand slap.

Retherford shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Retherford showed some decent athleticism there.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Cook looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Retherford is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Cook actively working from the bottom here.

Cook looking for submissions off his back.
Cook wants to improve his position but Retherford is controlling well.

Cook looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Ground and pound from Retherford.
Retherford is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Retherford scoring with strikes to the body and head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Cook looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Retherford scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Zain Retherford overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Cook wants to control but Retherford is keeping busy and won't allow it.

Cook looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Cook on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.

Cook is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Retherford pulls his head out easily.
Retherford looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Cook with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Nice strikes from Retherford there.
Retherford is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Retherford is looking to take a break and control but Cook is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Retherford slips a nice elbow through Cook's hands, connecting with Cook's forehead.
Retherford trying to control the action but Cook is working from the bottom.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Retherford lands a nice short elbow.
Cook is trying to control but can't.

Cook is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Retherford pulls his head out easily.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Retherford lands a nice short elbow.
Retherford looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Cook with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Retherford seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Retherford drops an elbow to the side of Cook's head.

Cook actively working from the bottom here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cook is trying to get back to full guard.
Ground and pound from Retherford.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Retherford connects with a nice short shot to Cook's temple.
Retherford slips a nice elbow through Cook's hands, connecting with Cook's forehead.
Retherford takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Nice strikes from Retherford there.

Cook is rocked!
Cook trying to control from the bottom.

Cook actively working from the bottom here.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Ground and pound from Retherford.
Cook is still in real trouble! Can Retherford finish him?
Cook is staying active underneath Retherford, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Cook seems to have recovered his senses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Zain Retherford dominated that second round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Retherford misses with a straight right.
A jab lands there for Cook.
Cook keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

Retherford dives in and scores a takedown into Cook's guard.

Cook is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Retherford working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Retherford scoring with punches to the head and body.
Retherford is working Cook over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Retherford wants to control from the top but Cook keeps moving.
Retherford makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Retherford is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.

Cook working for a triangle but Retherford defends it easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Cook had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Retherford defends it easily.

Cook looking for a guillotine here but Retherford defends easily.
Cook keeping moving, preventing Retherford from controlling successfully.
Retherford keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Cook's head.

Cook looking for a guillotine here but Retherford defends easily.
Josh Cook has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Retherford scoring with some ground and pound.

Cook has an active guard here but Retherford has managed to pass into half guard.
Cook is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Retherford's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Retherford's back!
Retherford tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
Retherford regains half guard.
Cook is thwarting Retherford's attempts to control the position.

Cook is working for a submission of some sort.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Retherford is controlling Cook's position as best he can from this difficult position.
Cook is looking to advance position but Retherford won't allow it.
Retherford slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Retherford looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Retherford is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Retherford is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Cook can do to turn this around?
Cook taking some punishment here, with Retherford in his half guard.
Retherford working the head and body with strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Cook actively working from the bottom here.

Cook is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Retherford pulls his head out easily.
Cook takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Retherford working the head and body with strikes.

Cook actively working from the bottom here.
Retherford lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Retherford working the head and body with strikes.
Zain Retherford is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Still in half guard, Retherford seems content to control.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Cook is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Retherford's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Retherford's back!
Cook is trying to stick to Retherford's back but Retherford is turning into Cook. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Cook's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Retherford.
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!
Retherford controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.

And that's the end of the fight!
Zain Retherford showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Retherford 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 Dmitry Maklakov scores the fight 30:27
Judge Aleksandr Martynov scores the fight 30:27
Judge Valeri Chadov scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Zain Retherford!

A less than humble Zain Retherford misjudged his post fight interview somewhat and came across a little too arrogant whilst trying to hype up his own abilities.
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RATING
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Wet Wild (ranked 1417 p4p, 194 weight class) and John Thomas (ranked 3006 p4p, 365 weight class). The crowd seem to be enjoying Thomas's choice of entrance music: Big Bad John. Both fighter's entrance songs getting the crowd jumping here.

189 cm
21
195 lbs
5 - 0 - 0
190 cm
28
193 lbs
6 - 6 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Powerful takedowns
Decent boxing
Heavy handed

Urban Fighter

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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 5 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Wet Wild!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, John Thomas!
The judges for this bout are Konstantin Menshow, Sergei Dronov and Fedor Mirinova.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Wild lands a jab to the head.
Thomas tries for a takedown but Wild circles away easily

and Wild counters with a crisp right hand that drops Thomas! Wild lets Thomas back up to his feet, looking for a finish!

Thomas is rocked!
Wild staying out of range there.
Thomas is still on wobbly legs! Can Wild finish him?
Wild lands a big uppercut and this one is all over! His foe lies motionless on the canvas - a massive one punch knockout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:15 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Wet Wild!
An out of breath and clearly excited Wet Wild thanked Urban Fighter for their help and support (and free stuff they sent him).
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FIGHT
RATING
100%

 

Co-main event


Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Crotch Grabber (ranked 2589 p4p, 298 weight class) and Seamus Hunter (ranked 1893 p4p, 224 weight class). Hunter has chosen Veins- Huntr as his entrance music. Both these guys have solid standup skills and neither is particularly fantastic on the ground, so let's hope for a nice standup war!

207 cm
21
282 lbs
7 - 0 - 0
201 cm
21
266 lbs
7 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent MT
Powerful

WarHorse Fightwear
Urban Fighter

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Crotch Grabber!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Seamus Hunter!
The judges for this bout are Aleksei Zolotukhin, Konstantin Menshow and Vladimir Khabensky.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Grabber uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hunter.
We've been told by Grabber's head coaches at Men Only. No Liberals ! that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
A cross from Grabber lands.
Grabber fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Hunter looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Grabber lands with an uppercut that bounces Hunter off the cage and back into range.

Grabber lands a big uppercut and Hunter crumbles to the floor! The ref thinks about stopping the fight but Hunter looks OK. Grabber waves Hunter back to his feet!

Hunter is rocked!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Grabber circles away before darting back in with a big straight right hand. It connects beautifully and sends Hunter tumbling to the canvas! He's out cold! Grabber wins by KO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:24 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Crotch Grabber!
Crotch Grabber gave a mention to WarHorse Fightwear in his post fight interview. That will please them (and hopefully generate some sales).
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Main event


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Mark Steve (ranked 287 p4p, 40 weight class) and Robert McKenna (ranked 1402 p4p, 190 weight class). Steve comes to the cage accompanied by XXXTENTACION - Look At Me. McKenna has chosen Freedom as his entrance music. Robert McKenna has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

190 cm
21
210 lbs
8 - 1 - 0
194 cm
20
212 lbs
5 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent MT
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Good low kicks
Good gas tank

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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 8 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Mark Steve!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Robert McKenna!
The judges for this bout are Illya Tyunina, Aleksei Zolotukhin and Konstantin Menshow.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Steve throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
McKenna has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Steve is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Steve connects with a body shot.
Steve avoids the head kick by McKenna.
Steve seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Steve throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
McKenna misses with a head kick.

Steve clinches.
Steve doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Steve working aggressively here.
Steve lands a shoulder strike.

It looks like Robert McKenna has been cut.
McKenna wants a takedown.
Steve misses with a hook to the ribs.

Steve pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
McKenna shoots in for a takedown but Steve shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Steve scores with a jab to the body.
Steve swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Steve scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Steve scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Steve cracks McKenna with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head kick from McKenna lands but Steve takes it in his stride.

McKenna looking to score a takedown here. Steve is defending well but McKenna drives through and ends up in Steve's guard.
McKenna throws a big right hand that misses.
Steve keeping moving, preventing McKenna from controlling successfully.
Steve is adopting a defensive guard.
McKenna trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Steve is controlling McKenna's posture.
McKenna working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Steve controlling McKenna's posture.
McKenna working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Steve misses with a few strikes there.
McKenna misses with a takedown attempt - Steve sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Mark Steve has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Robert McKenna.

A momentary lapse in concentration from Steve enables McKenna to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Steve manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.
Steve on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Steve tries to get out of the position.
Steve managing to control the position.
McKenna working some strikes from top position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
McKenna with a flurry of punches that miss.
Steve utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
McKenna landing with the ground and pound.
McKenna working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Steve is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

McKenna wants to get back to his feet.
Steve wants to control but McKenna is keeping him busy.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Steve perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
McKenna looks like he's trying to stand up.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Steve in particular looking to stall.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.

Steve gets in close and instigates a clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Mark Steve dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Robert McKenna's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Steve looks to land a combination. McKenna sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Mark Steve is winning the standup battle so far.
Steve misses with a straight right.
We've been told by Steve's head coaches at Gracie Jiu Jitsu Team that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Steve is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that McKenna can do to turn this around?

McKenna feints and then dives in with a takedown. That was a long way out but the feint bought him enough time to close the distance and complete the takedown. Now we'll play guard for a bit and see who can get the better of that position.
Steve working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from McKenna.
McKenna trying to control but Steve is working from the bottom.
McKenna passes into half guard.
McKenna landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Robert McKenna has got the better of the ground game so far.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Steve won't allow McKenna to pass to mount.
McKenna thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Steve's head.
McKenna thows a huge punch but Steve dodges it nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice strikes from McKenna there.
McKenna wants to take a breather but Steve is having none of it.
McKenna throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
McKenna has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Steve has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. McKenna is working away from the top position though.
McKenna throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
McKenna throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Steve to regain full guard.
Steve can't keep his opponent in guard - McKenna advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
McKenna throwing shots but Steve is blocking nicely.
McKenna is nestled in close to Steve, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
McKenna looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Steve with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
McKenna sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Steve defending well though.
McKenna sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Steve defending well though.
Steve is trying to control but can't.
The referee wants the fighters to be more active or he's going to reset them on the feet.
McKenna missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Steve wants to get back to full guard.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Steve scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Steve lands with a right hand.
Mark Steve is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
McKenna throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Steve scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.

Steve takes the fight into the clinch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
McKenna is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.

Steve breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Steve lands with a nice body punch.
Steve throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Good standup being displayed there by Steve as he connects with a hook.
McKenna goes for a double leg but Steve avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Steve continues to drive forward.
Steve is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from McKenna.
McKenna shoots in but no luck this time.
Mark Steve has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Robert McKenna.
McKenna shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Steve as he avoids it easily.
McKenna is breathing heavily.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from McKenna.
McKenna fails with the takedown
and Steve counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Steve digs a good body shot into McKenna's ribs.
McKenna shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Steve counters with a nice uppercut.

That has opened up Robert McKenna's cut even more.

Steve moves into the clinch successfully.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Steve effectively controlling the action here.
Good body shot from Steve.

Steve breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
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!
Steve misses with a wild body shot.
A low kick from McKenna is predictable there
and Steve cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
McKenna fails with the takedown.
Steve was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
McKenna moves in looking to clinch but Steve pushes him off.

McKenna looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
McKenna thows a huge punch but Steve dodges it nicely.
McKenna passes to full mount!
Steve is working to get back to half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Mark Steve dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Robert McKenna's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. And we move into the final round!



Steve gets a clinch.
Steve gets through McKenna's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

Steve breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Steve lands a body shot.
Steve is looking to wear down McKenna with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
McKenna takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Steve looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
McKenna tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Steve swivels and escapes.
Steve throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
McKenna fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Steve 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.
Steve displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from McKenna.
Mark Steve has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Robert McKenna.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice shot lands for Steve.
Steve connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between McKenna's hands.
McKenna shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Steve defends it nicely.
McKenna takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Steve misses with a shot to the kidneys.
McKenna is trying to push Steve away but Steve has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
McKenna is trying to drag Steve to the mat but Steve just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Steve takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Steve gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from McKenna.
McKenna drops down looking for an ankle pick but Steve pulls his leg out and moves away.
McKenna shoots in looking for a takedown but Steve manages to keep the fight standing, pushing McKenna's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Robert McKenna is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
McKenna shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Steve as he jumps to the side.
McKenna shoots in for a takedown but Steve shows good takedown defense.
Steve seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
No luck with that takedown attempt from McKenna.
A looping hook to the body misses from Steve. McKenna does a little dance to reset his feet.
McKenna throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Steve lands with a straight right. McKenna didn't see that one coming.
McKenna takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Steve fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches McKenna on the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
McKenna on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.

The cut above Robert McKenna's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
A jab from Steve finds it's way through McKenna's defenses.
No luck for McKenna with that takedown attempt.
Steve wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Steve lands a slapping body shot.
Mark Steve is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Steve lands a jab to the head.
No luck with that takedown attempt from McKenna.
McKenna takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
McKenna with a poor takedown

and Steve counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Steve.
McKenna has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Steve is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Steve works on McKenna's body with a couple of short punches.
McKenna is trying to drag Steve to the mat but Steve just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
Steve lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down McKenna.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Steve lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of McKenna backwards.
McKenna trying to control the position but instead, Steve has worked for underhooks and has pushed McKenna into the cage.
Steve taking a breather.
Steve prevents a takedown attempt there.

Steve breaks from the clinch.

And that's the end of the fight!
Mark Steve showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Steve, winning every round. Will the judges agree? They are the ones who matter, even if they are often depressingly incompetent. 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 Illya Tyunina scores the fight 30:26
Judge Aleksei Zolotukhin scores the fight 30:26
Judge Konstantin Menshow scores the fight 30:26

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Mark Steve!

In his post fight interview, Mark Steve started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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