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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Alexander Shlemenko (ranked 2739 p4p, 289 weight class) and Seiryu Machida (ranked 1257 p4p, 159 weight class). Shlemenko comes to the cage accompanied by Omarion Ft. Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko - Post To Be. This should be a great matchup!

180 cm
36
185 lbs
23 - 19 - 0
192 cm
25
187 lbs
6 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
KO power
Good wrestler
Dangerous knees
Good gas tank

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Urban Fighter



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 23 wins, 19 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Alexander Shlemenko!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Seiryu Machida!
The judges for this bout are Radbod Blank, Nard Betker and Paul Aken.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Shlemenko swinging wildly here.
Shlemenko tries to clinch but Machida moves out of range.
A nice leg kick lands there from Machida.
Machida looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Shlemenko shoots in and drives through. Machida sprawls well.
Shlemenko fails with a takedown attempt.
Shlemenko lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Machida circles away quickly and effectively.
Shlemenko misses with a combination
and Machida counters with a thumping low kick.
Machida just misses with a punch to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A looping hook to the body misses from Machida. Shlemenko does a little dance to reset his feet.
Machida scores with a spinning back kick!
Machida looks to score with a jab to the body but Shlemenko is just out of range.
Shlemenko ducks under a wild hook from Machida.
Shlemenko cracks Machida 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.
Machida throws a wild body kick that Shlemenko sees coming a mile off.
Shlemenko takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Machida is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Machida is looking to chop away at Shlemenko's legs.
Shlemenko connects with a single shot there.
Machida connects with a right hand. Shlemenko shakes it off.
Shlemenko tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Machida was well out of range. Poor timing from Shlemenko.
Machida dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Shlemenko. That did some damage!
Shlemenko swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Machida works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.

Shlemenko has taken the fight to the clinch.
Machida gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Machida tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Shlemenko lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Shlemenko tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Machida lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Shlemenko misses with a hook to the ribs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Machida avoiding damage as Shlemenko throws knees to the body.
Machida swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Shlemenko tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Shlemenko lands a nice shot to the body.
Machida lands an elbow that stopped Shlemenko in his tracks for a moment.
Machida misses with the head strike.
Machida lands a nice shot to the body.
Shlemenko tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Machida avoids it.
Machida throws an elbow but it misses.
Shlemenko misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Machida.
Shlemenko tries to work over Machida's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Our sources have told us that Shlemenko has been working on his knees in the buildup to the fight.
Machida tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Shlemenko's elbow.
Shlemenko lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Shlemenko tries a knee to the head but Machida blocks it.
Machida stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Machida misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Shlemenko lands an uppercut.
Machida lands a left hand.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A right handed body shot lands from Shlemenko.
Shlemenko misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Machida tries a knee to the head but Shlemenko blocks it.
Machida lands an elbow that stopped Shlemenko in his tracks for a moment.
Machida lands with a short shot to the head.
Machida lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Shlemenko backwards.
Machida lands a nice elbow.

It looks like Alexander Shlemenko has been cut.
Machida throws an elbow but it misses.
Machida working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Machida pushes Shlemenko back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Shlemenko swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Shlemenko avoiding damage as Machida throws knees to the body.
Shlemenko tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Shlemenko lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Machida lands a hook that snaps the head of Shlemenko backwards.

Machida pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Shlemenko tries to close the distance and clinch but Machida swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
A jab from Shlemenko misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Machida uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Machida with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Shlemenko fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Machida manages to avoid it.
Shlemenko scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Shlemenko misses with a body shot.
Machida replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Shlemenko blocks it well.
Shlemenko takes a swing at Machida's ribcage but misses.
Machida tries a quick counter leg kick but Shlemenko is wise to it.
Machida misses with a low kick as Shlemenko jumps back.
Shlemenko defending well as Machida loads up on a big left hand.
Machida throws a half hearted mid kick.
Machida lands a nice hook to Shlemenko's body. Shlemenko takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Machida has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Machida avoids the body shot from Shlemenko.
Shlemenko fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Alexander Shlemenko. That's going to take a lot out of him.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Shlemenko has closed the distance and engaged Machida in a clinch.
Nice body punch from Machida.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Seiryu Machida dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Alexander Shlemenko's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Shlemenko doesn't manage to clinch there - Machida circles away.
Machida scores with a leg kick.
Machida sizes up Shlemenko with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Machida digs a good body shot into Shlemenko's ribs.
Machida throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Shlemenko stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Machida thows a left - swing and a miss!
Machida misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Machida checks a leg kick.
And Machida responds with a good body kick, but Shlemenko manages to step out the way in time.
Shlemenko takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Shlemenko.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Machida lands a lovely overhand right.
Machida throws a low kick but Shlemenko avoids it.
Shlemenko moves forwards but Machida connects with a nice, crisp jab.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Machida lands with a nice body punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Machida scoring well with a low kick there.
Machida loads up on a big right hand but Shlemenko slips the punch.
Machida has worked on his takedown defense in the runup to this fight and it is paying off so far.
Machida has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
The fighters circling - Machida throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Machida misses with the combination.
Machida chopping away at his opponent's legs.

A momentary lapse in concentration from Machida enables Shlemenko to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Machida manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.
Machida keeping moving, preventing Shlemenko from controlling successfully.
Machida avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Shlemenko trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Shlemenko trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Shlemenko scoring with punches to the head and body.
Shlemenko 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.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Shlemenko's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Shlemenko is looking to work some ground and pound but Machida has wrist control.
Machida is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Shlemenko wants to control from the top but Machida keeps moving.
Shlemenko trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Machida keeping moving, preventing Shlemenko from controlling successfully.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Machida can do anything to dispel that myth.
Shlemenko keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Machida's head.
Shlemenko trying to control the position from guard on top but Machida is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Shlemenko throws a big right hand that misses.
Shlemenko is looking to work some ground and pound but Machida has wrist control.
Machida working a defensive guard but Shlemenko passes into half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Machida is controlling Shlemenko's position as best he can from this difficult position.
Shlemenko is pressing down on Machida's thigh, looking to free his foot. Machida is holding on for now.
Machida is looking to control Shlemenko's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Machida avoid being mounted?
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
Machida taking some punishment here, with Shlemenko in his half guard.
Machida keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Shlemenko working Machida over with strikes.

Shlemenko is trying to work for a kimura but Machida is defending well.
Machida is looking for a sweep. Shlemenko is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Shlemenko looks to land a strike but Machida avoids it nicely and regains full guard.
Shlemenko postures up in Machida's guard and throws a big left but Machida blocks it.
Shlemenko distracts Machida with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Shlemenko might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Machida pulls Shlemenko in close to prevent any damage.
Machida really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Shlemenko. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Machida not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Seiryu Machida will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Alexander Shlemenko's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Shlemenko goes for a double leg but Machida avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Machida continues to drive forward.
Shlemenko is looking to wear down Machida with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Shlemenko throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Machida counters with a big head kick but Shlemenko shrugs it off.
Shlemenko takes one on the button.
Machida pivots, looking for a leg kick but Shlemenko is out of range and Machida settles back down.
Shlemenko with a poor takedown
and Shlemenko takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Machida connects with an inside leg kick.
Shlemenko digs a good hook to Machida's body.
Machida looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
As Machida tries to get set, Shlemenko tries to push him back and clinch up but Machida manages to avoid the attempt.
Machida lands the left hand.
Machida tries to move into range but Shlemenko moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Machida fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Machida scores with the left hand. Shlemenko knows he should have avoided that one.
Shlemenko tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Machida was well out of range. Poor timing from Shlemenko.
Shlemenko throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Shlemenko throws a body punch but Machida moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Machida tries to land a leg kick but Shlemenko saw it coming and moves away.
Shlemenko rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Machida counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Shlemenko misses the jab.
Machida misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Shlemenko darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Machida takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Machida thuds his shin into the meat of Shlemenko's side.
Machida looks to score with a jab to the body but Shlemenko is just out of range.
Shlemenko throws a big counter combination but Machida scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Shlemenko shoots in for a takedown but Machida shows good takedown defense.
Machida only half commits to the counter leg kick.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Alexander Shlemenko. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Machida displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Shlemenko throws out the jab.

Machida gets tackled into the cage by Shlemenko. Shlemenko maintains the clinch.
Machida tries a knee to the head but Shlemenko blocks it.

Shlemenko wants the takedown. Machida is fighting it off but Shlemenko persists and manages to bring the fight to the ground, ending up in Machida's guard against the cage.
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!
Shlemenko trying to control but Machida is working from the bottom.
Shlemenko throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Machida works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Alexander Shlemenko has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Machida has his hands on Shlemenko's head, controlling the position.
Alexander Shlemenko overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Machida keeping moving, preventing Shlemenko from controlling successfully.
Machida utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Shlemenko missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
A slow jab from Machida misses its intended target.
Shlemenko misses with a hook. Machida ducked under it nicely.
Shlemenko misses with a body shot.
Seiryu Machida seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Shlemenko tries to clinch up
and Machida counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Shlemenko ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Shlemenko throws a shot from downtown. Machida moves away and avoids it.
Shlemenko on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Machida. Machida obviously looking to wear him down.
Machida misses with a kick to the body.
Machida looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Machida staying out of range there.
Machida fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Shlemenko has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Seiryu Machida is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nice body kick from Machida.
Shlemenko blocks the body kick.
Shlemenko throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Machida counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Machida with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Good leg kick by Machida there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.

Shlemenko feints and as Machida raises his hands in defense, Shlemenko changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Machida avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Shlemenko postures up in Machida's guard and throws a big left but Machida blocks it.
Shlemenko scoring with punches to the head and body.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Shlemenko accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Shlemenko accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Machida utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.

And that's the end of the fight!
Seiryu Machida comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Machida 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 Radbod Blank scores the fight 27:30
Judge Nard Betker scores the fight 27:30
Judge Paul Aken scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Seiryu Machida!

During a confident post fight interview, Seiryu Machida thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
Alexander Shlemenko was interviewed post fight and said 'Oh sh#t!!!'.
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hype
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pop
A | B
mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
58%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Stelio Kontos (ranked 2818 p4p, 270 weight class) and ManOfThe PinkHole (ranked 2087 p4p, 221 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

195 cm
29
224 lbs
8 - 0 - 0
192 cm
34
245 lbs
9 - 8 - 0
Great wrestler
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Heavy handed

Big Tree's Vintage Wear

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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 8 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Stelio Kontos!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, ManOfThe PinkHole!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Blasius, Nard Betker and Aafke Stam.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
PinkHole's corner calls for a 1-2. PinkHole obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.

It looks like Stelio Kontos has been cut.
Kontos scores with a sloppy right hand. PinkHole should have avoided that one.
A swing and a miss from PinkHole.
Kontos throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
PinkHole slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
PinkHole takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Kontos just misses with a punch to the body.
Kontos misses with a hook to the body
and PinkHole counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Kontos just misses with a punch to the body.
Kontos scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Kontos works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kontos swings widly with a right hand
and PinkHole counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Kontos darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
PinkHole uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kontos.
Kontos misses with a hook.
Kontos ducks down and throws a hook to the body but PinkHole moves away.
PinkHole misses with a looping right.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kontos misses with a lunging right hand
and PinkHole counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Kontos misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from PinkHole.
Sloppy strikes from Kontos. Those never looked like landing.
A little jabbing left from PinkHole on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Kontos looks to throw the jab but PinkHole is out of range.
PinkHole tries to move into range but Kontos moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Kontos feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits PinkHoles jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
PinkHole steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kontos.
The crowd cheers as PinkHole lands an impressive looking overhand right. Kontos doesn't seem phased though.

Stelio Kontos's cut is getting worse.
PinkHole throws a body shot but no joy.
Kontos misses with an uppercut.
A little jabbing left from PinkHole on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Kontos throws an uppercut from half a mile away. PinkHole sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kontos fakes high and swings low for a body shot but PinkHole manages to avoid it.
Kontos has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from PinkHole finds it's way round the side to connect with Kontos's head.
Kontos connects with a crisp jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kontos takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kontos throws a hook but PinkHole avoids it easily.
We've been told by Kontos's head coaches at Midnight MMA that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Kontos throws a body punch but PinkHole moves out of range.
Kontos ducks under a wild hook from PinkHole.
ManOfThe PinkHole is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
PinkHole swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Kontos takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.

Stelio Kontos's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.
PinkHole stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and PinkHole wants it to stay on the feet.
PinkHole keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Kontos.
Kontos loads up on a big right hand but PinkHole slips the punch.
Kontos looks to score with a jab to the body but PinkHole is just out of range.
PinkHole misses with a straight right.
Sloppy strikes from PinkHole. Those never looked like landing.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Kontos.
PinkHole misses the shot to the body.
PinkHole throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
PinkHole misses with a hook. Kontos ducked under it nicely.
Kontos jabs PinkHole right on the nose. PinkHole blinks but takes it well.
Kontos is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Kontos takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Kontos fails with the takedown
and Kontos takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Stelio Kontos. That's going to take a lot out of him.

Kontos looking to score a takedown here. PinkHole is defending well but Kontos drives through and ends up in PinkHole's guard.
Kontos trying to control but PinkHole is working from the bottom.
PinkHole wants to stand up but Kontos is controlling him.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kontos postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
PinkHole working a defensive guard here.
Kontos stopping the sweep attempt from PinkHole.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
PinkHole uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Kontos.
Stelio Kontos seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kontos slips a straight right by PinkHole.
PinkHole doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
PinkHole slips under a jab.

Excellent takedown into side control there by Kontos.
PinkHole sneaks back into half guard.
PinkHole tries to get to full guard but Kontos has control of the leg.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


PinkHole ducks under a wild hook from Kontos.
PinkHole throws a hook to the side of Kontos's head but Kontos sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Kontos takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
PinkHole with a hook.
Kontos lunges at PinkHole with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by PinkHole's hand.
A big left from Kontos misses.
PinkHole connects with a looping right hand.

Jeez, Stelio Kontos's cut is really nasty now. The referee must be thinking about getting that checked.
PinkHole throws a poor cross that misses
and Kontos counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps PinkHole thinking.
PinkHole misses with an uppercut. Kontos saw that one coming.
A little feinted left hand from Kontos on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
PinkHole on the wrong end of a nice hook.
PinkHole takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Kontos throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from PinkHole! But no joy.
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!
Kontos misses with a straight left.
Kontos shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. PinkHole defends it nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice uppercut there from PinkHole.
PinkHole thuds a left hand into Kontos's body.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Kontos comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Kontos scores with a jab to the head.
PinkHole throws a hook to the side of Kontos's head but Kontos sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
PinkHole moves into range and connects with a jab.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:46 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). ManOfThe PinkHole!
Our winner, ManOfThe PinkHole, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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FIGHT
RATING
44%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rian MacFarlane (ranked 2486 p4p, 247 weight class) and Aaron Smith (ranked 3331 p4p, 304 weight class). MacFarlane comes to the cage accompanied by The Foggy Dew. Smith has chosen Lonely Train by Black Stone Cherry as his entrance music. 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.

195 cm
39
247 lbs
29 - 29 - 0
195 cm
27
280 lbs
11 - 12 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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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 29 wins, 29 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Rian MacFarlane!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Aaron Smith!
The judges for this bout are Saam Ante, Radbod Blank and Paulsen Ambrosius.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Smith shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has MacFarlane pinned against the cage. MacFarlane gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Smith tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Smith slips a straight right by MacFarlane.
Smith throws a series of punches but MacFarlane avoids them all with ease.
MacFarlane looks to score with a jab to the body but Smith is just out of range.

Smith manages to get an easy takedown there - catching MacFarlane on his heels. He'll look to pass MacFarlane's guard now, I'm sure.
MacFarlane has improved his flexibility recently so we will have to see if he can use that to his advantage.
MacFarlane keeping moving, preventing Smith from controlling successfully.
Smith sitting in guard, not really doing much.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Smith with a flurry of punches that miss.
Smith looking to pass the guard.
Smith has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
MacFarlane 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.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Smith scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Smith looking to pass the guard.
MacFarlane looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
MacFarlane trying to control the position.
MacFarlane tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Smith postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Smith trying to stand up but can't free himself from MacFarlane's guard.
Smith postures up.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
MacFarlane is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.
Smith throwing strikes from guard but MacFarlane blocks nicely.
MacFarlane is looking to sweep but instead, Smith has passed into half guard.
MacFarlane trying to keep hold of his opponent's head but Smith manages to pass to mount!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Smith lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
MacFarlane tries to hold on but Smith postures up.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Smith has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of MacFarlane's face.

It looks like Rian MacFarlane has been cut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Smith unloads with some vicious shots from mount and MacFarlane wants out - he looks towards the referee who steps in to save him! Smith celebrates on the cage and the crowd goes wild!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:21 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Aaron Smith!
A victorious Aaron Smith thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
Rian MacFarlane was interviewed post fight and said 'Sorry guys everything is still fuzzy... but I think he tapped out... so it is what it is... who am I again?'.
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hype
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
33%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Lorenzo Turturro (ranked 1973 p4p, 244 weight class) and Johan Farfy Iii (ranked 2241 p4p, 264 weight class). Lorenzo Turturro has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

190 cm
32
218 lbs
6 - 1 - 0
187 cm
43
210 lbs
31 - 18 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Heavy handed

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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 6 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Lorenzo Turturro!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 18 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Johan Farfy Iii!
The judges for this bout are Paul Aken, Wagner Zegers and Paulsen Ambrosius.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A looping hook to the body misses from Turturro. Farfy Iii does a little dance to reset his feet.
Lorenzo Turturro seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Farfy Iii slips a straight right by Turturro.
Farfy Iii ducks under a wild hook from Turturro.

Farfy Iii has managed to clinch.
Turturro prevents a body shot from Farfy Iii.

Turturro breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Turturro slaps away a takedown attempt from Farfy Iii, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Farfy Iii throws a big shot that misses.
Farfy Iii steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Turturro.
Farfy Iii shoots in for a double leg but Turturro sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.

Farfy Iii takes the fight into the clinch.

Turturro pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Farfy Iii avoids the body shot from Turturro.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Turturro misses with a hook.
Farfy Iii misses with a takedown attempt - Turturro sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Lorenzo Turturro has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Johan Farfy Iii.

Farfy Iii closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Turturro to the mat! Turturro manages to get full guard.
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!
Farfy Iii stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Turturro swivels though and keeps the full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Farfy Iii postures up in Turturro's guard and throws a big left but Turturro blocks it.
Farfy Iii has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Farfy Iii throws an elbow that misses. Turturro uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Farfy Iii's guard. Nice move by Turturro!

Farfy Iii has a closed guard, preventing Turturro from standing up.
Farfy Iii wants to stand up but Turturro is controlling him.
Turturro wants to stand but Farfy Iii has a closed guard, so he can't escape.
Turturro wants to stand and escape but instead Farfy Iii has hit a sweep and he's now on top in guard.

A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Farfy Iii accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Farfy Iii missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Farfy Iii trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Turturro avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Farfy Iii with a flurry of punches that miss.
Farfy Iii distracts Turturro with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Turturro is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Farfy Iii is controlling him.
Turturro working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Farfy Iii.
Farfy Iii is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Farfy Iii trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.
Turturro is looking to stand up but Farfy Iii isn't so interested in that idea.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Turturro throws out a loose jab but Farfy Iii uses good head movement to avoid it.
Turturro avoids the body shot from Farfy Iii.
Lorenzo Turturro is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Turturro waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Farfy Iii.
Nice defenses there by Farfy Iii.
Turturro swings away with a body shot that misses
letting Farfy Iii counter with a right hand.
Farfy Iii misses with a wild combination.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Farfy Iii misses with a shot to the kidneys.

Turturro escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Turturro 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.
Farfy Iii misses with a shot to the body
and Turturro counters with a left to the body.
Farfy Iii uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Turturro.
Turturro lands with an uppercut that bounces Farfy Iii off the cage and back into range.
Farfy Iii is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Turturro throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Farfy Iii cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Farfy Iii walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.

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!
Turturro looks to score with a jab to the body but Farfy Iii is just out of range.
Farfy Iii scores with a crisp jab that stopped Turturro in his tracks.
Farfy Iii is looking to clinch.
Farfy Iii is looking to clinch but Turturro is avoiding it.

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

Farfy Iii is rocked!
Both fighters step back and shake their arms out. Turturro engages and cracks Farfy Iii with a massive lead left hook - Farfy Iii tumbles to the floor, out cold! What a shot! Turturro is delighted - all that hard work in training paid off!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:22 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Lorenzo Turturro!
Lorenzo Turturro bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
48%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between EA Poe (ranked 2127 p4p, 247 weight class) and Evgeni Elkemenchi (ranked 653 p4p, 81 weight class). Poe comes to the cage accompanied by Unleashing The Bloodthirsty by Cannibal Corpse. Evgeni Elkemenchi has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

181 cm
43
168 lbs
27 - 23 - 0
172 cm
33
168 lbs
16 - 15 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class 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 27 wins, 23 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, EA Poe!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 15 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Evgeni Elkemenchi!
The judges for this bout are Aafke Stam, Wagner Zegers and Patrick Alders.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Elkemenchi throws a low kick but it's checked well by Poe.
We've been told by Poe's head coaches at Touch Of Death Combat Academy that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Poe feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Elkemenchi's calf.
Poe throws a jab but it's blocked by Elkemenchi.
Elkemenchi changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Poe lands a lovely overhand right.
Nice sprawl there from Poe as Elkemenchi shoots in.
Poe's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Poe duly obliges.
Poe slaps away a takedown attempt from Elkemenchi, before circling back to the center of the mat.
We've been informed that Elkemenchi has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Poe misses with an uppercut.
It seemed like Elkemenchi was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Elkemenchi throws a jab but it's blocked by Poe.
Poe throws a body punch but Elkemenchi moves out of range.
A punch lands to the side of Elkemenchi 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Elkemenchi fails with a takedown attempt.
EA Poe has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Evgeni Elkemenchi.
Elkemenchi misses with a hook.
Poe lands a jab to Elkemenchi's midsection.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Sloppy strikes from Poe. Those never looked like landing.
Poe scores with a punch to the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Poe missing with a left hand there. Elkemenchi was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Poe connects with a right hand. Elkemenchi shakes it off.
Elkemenchi ducks under a wild hook from Poe.
Elkemenchi has a takedown stuffed.
Poe tries to bum rush Elkemenchi with a series of wild strikes but Elkemenchi uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Poe throws a shot from downtown. Elkemenchi moves away and avoids it.
Elkemenchi tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Poe throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Poe moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Poe misses with a looping left.
Elkemenchi slips a jab and a cross from Poe.
Poe misses with a jab, cross combination.
Poe swings away with a body shot that misses
and Elkemenchi counters with a stiff right hand.
A big right from Poe misses.
Poe misses with a series of wild punches.
Poe fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Elkemenchi manages to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Poe misses with a hook.
Poe dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Poe fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Elkemenchi manages to avoid it.
Poe misses with a few strikes there.
Poe lands an overhand right.

Elkemenchi feints and as Poe raises his hands in defense, Elkemenchi changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.
Elkemenchi pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Poe is keeping the position for now.
Elkemenchi is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Poe is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Poe looking for a sweep. Not yet Poe, not yet.
Elkemenchi is working Poe over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Elkemenchi trying to control but Poe is working from the bottom.
Poe can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Elkemenchi controls the pace.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Poe preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Elkemenchi trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Elkemenchi trying to control the position from guard on top but Poe is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Elkemenchi stops Poe from standing up.
Poe wants to sweep but no luck.
Elkemenchi scoring with some ground and pound.
Elkemenchi preventing the sweep.
Poe keeping full guard, as Elkemenchi tries to pass.
Poe controlling the position.
Poe 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.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Poe is trying to keep Elkemenchi in close.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.

That's four 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.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Poe takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Elkemenchi throws out a loose jab but Poe uses good head movement to avoid it.
Poe throws a right hand that Elkemenchi ducks under and follows up with a left that Elkemenchi also avoids with ease.
Poe throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Some wild striking there from Poe.
Elkemenchi lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
The crowd cheers as Poe lands an impressive looking overhand right. Elkemenchi doesn't seem phased though.
Poe keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Elkemenchi throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Poe sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Poe misses with a body shot.
Elkemenchi misses with an uppercut. Poe saw that one coming.
A punch combination from Poe misses.
Elkemenchi feints the counter takedown.
Poe loads up on a big right hand but Elkemenchi slips the punch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Poe's jab looks to have found its range, popping Elkemenchi under the eye.
Elkemenchi looks for a takedown but Poe sprawls well.
Elkemenchi shoots in looking for a takedown. Poe tries to sprawl out of it but Elkemenchi keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Poe manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Poe is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Danga de danga de dang - Poe scores with a four punch combination!
Poe misses with a series of wild punches.
Elkemenchi throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Poe fails to land with a series of punches.
Poe pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Poe darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Elkemenchi throws a body shot but no joy.
A quick step to the side and Poe tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Elkemenchi ducks under a wild hook from Poe.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Elkemenchi swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Elkemenchi uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Poe.
Poe looking to land some kicks to the body here.
EA Poe is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Poe scores with a jab to the head.
EA Poe seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Elkemenchi throws a shot from downtown. Poe moves away and avoids it.
A little feinted left hand from Poe on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Poe throws a nice inside leg kick.
Nice straight punches there by Poe. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Poe.
Poe misses with a looping right.
Elkemenchi now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Elkemenchi scores with a jab to the jaw.

It looks like EA Poe has been cut.
Poe throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Elkemenchi fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Poe throws a big counter combination but Elkemenchi scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
EA Poe has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Evgeni Elkemenchi.
Elkemenchi is trying hard to land a takedown here. Poe sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Poe misses with a double jab.
EA Poe is winning the standup battle so far.
Elkemenchi has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Elkemenchi there as he acknowledges the shot.
Elkemenchi dodges the punch combination from Poe.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Poe scores with a jab to the head.
Elkemenchi lands a glancing blow to the side of Poe's head.
Poe looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Elkemenchi throws out a counter right but Poe avoids it with no problem.
A shot to the liver by Poe. Beautiful body shot.

Poe gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Elkemenchi looking to pass the guard.
Poe has Elkemenchi pulled in close to control his posture.
Elkemenchi trying to control the position from guard on top but Poe is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Poe has Elkemenchi pulled in close to control his posture.
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!
Elkemenchi postures up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Poe 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.
Elkemenchi distracts Poe with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Elkemenchi advances position into side control!
Poe is trying to improve his position.
Elkemenchi has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.

Elkemenchi wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Poe, who protects the arm well.
Poe tries to improve position but can't.
Poe struggling a bit here.
Elkemenchi wants to control but Poe is keeping him busy.
Elkemenchi landing with strikes to the head and body from side control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Elkemenchi trying to control the position but Poe is working away.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Poe is looking for a sweep.
Poe regains half guard.

Elkemenchi has hold of the far side arm. He's working for the Kimura, can Poe defend it? Elkemenchi steps over the head and cranks it - Poe is tapping out! That was textbook stuff right there - nice submission victory for Elkemenchi!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:29 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Evgeni Elkemenchi!
Evgeni Elkemenchi bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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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 heavyweight MMA rules bout between Nick Cotton (ranked 1090 p4p, 137 weight class) and Marcellus Clay (ranked 1638 p4p, 187 weight class). This should be fireworks!

191 cm
32
265 lbs
13 - 2 - 0
191 cm
32
265 lbs
20 - 5 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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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 13 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Nick Cotton!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Marcellus Clay!
The judges for this bout are Albert Achterberg, Paul Aken and Nard Betker.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Cotton throws a sloppy body shot
and Clay counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Cotton ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Clay moves away.
Clay uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Cotton.
Clay keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
A nice side step and Clay releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Both fighters are looking to counter, which isn't making for the most exciting fight in the world.
Cotton takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Clay loads up on a big right hand but Cotton slips the punch.
Clay tried to score with a low kick but Cotton checks it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Clay jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Cotton with a poor takedown
and Clay counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Clay misses with a wild body shot.
Clay tries to move into range but Cotton moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Cotton misses with an uppercut.
It seemed like Clay was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.

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

It looks like Nick Cotton has been cut.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Cotton jabs Clay to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Cotton scores with a shot to the body.
Clay misses with a straight right.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A slow jab from Clay misses its intended target.
Clay swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Cotton avoids the body shot from Clay.
An inside leg kick lands from Clay.
Cotton takes a swing at Clay's ribcage but misses.
Clay swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Marcellus Clay is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Sloppy strikes from Cotton. Those never looked like landing.
Cotton blocks a jab.
Cotton appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Clay swings and misses with a hook to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Clay misses with a hook
and Cotton counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
A shot to the body from Cotton misses
and Clay counters with an outside leg kick.
Clay misses with a wild body shot.
Clay scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.

Cotton feints and as Clay raises his hands in defense, Cotton changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.
Cotton postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Clay is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Clay keeping moving, preventing Cotton from controlling successfully.
Cotton 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.
Cotton throws a strike but Clay rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.


That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cotton is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

This has been an exciting period of action!
Clay avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Cotton.
Cotton controlling the action here.
Clay has a hand on Cotton's thigh, trying to get back to full guard. Cotton takes advantage of the position though and mounts him!
Clay tries to hold on but Cotton pushes him away.
Clay wriggling around on the bottom manages to avoid the strikes thrown by Cotton.
Clay is looking to get to half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Marcellus Clay dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Nick Cotton's cut.
That's time! Cotton's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


A big left from Cotton misses.
Cotton walks into a straight right hand from Clay.
Clay throws a lazy right hand but Cotton sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Clay takes one to the chin there.
Cotton misses with a jab to the body
and Clay counters with a straight right hand.
Cotton shoots in but Clay avoids the takedown attempt easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A shot to the body from Cotton misses
and Clay counters with a lovely straight right hand!

Cotton darts in and clinches Clay up against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A short uppercut from Clay.
Cotton goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Cotton blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Cotton pulls guard successfully.
Clay tries to stand but Cotton is controlling from the bottom.
Clay must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Clay preventing the sweep.
Clay trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Clay trying to control the position from guard on top but Cotton is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Clay controls the pace of the fight for a moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.
Cotton pulls Clay in close to his closed guard and prevents Clay from doing any damage or advancing position.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Clay throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Clay ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Cotton moves away.
Cotton tries to score a power double leg takedown but Clay sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Cotton somewhat.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cotton avoids the body shot from Clay.
Cotton displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Clay throws out the jab.
Cotton connects with a body shot.
Clay connects with a solid leg kick.
Cotton takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Clay takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Clay looks to land a body kick but Cotton moved away.
Nice shot lands for Clay.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Clay throws a leg kick but Cotton moved away.
A quick step to the side and Cotton tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Cotton tries to bum rush Clay with a series of wild strikes but Clay uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Cotton tries to clinch up but Clay circles away and keeps his distance.
A shot to the liver by Cotton. Beautiful body shot.
Cotton is looking to wear down Clay with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Cotton moves out of range as Clay strikes.
Clay looks to land a left hand but Cotton moved out of range nicely.
Cotton tries to counter by clinching up but Clay breaks away and moves out of range.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Cotton looks to score with a jab to the body but Clay is just out of range.
Clay is looking for the big counter here.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Clay swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Cotton.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Marcellus Clay showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Nick Cotton's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. This is the final round!


Cotton walks into a straight right hand from Clay.

Clay lands a big right hand that sends Cotton crashing to the mat! Clay stays standing though and waves Cotton back to his feet!
Cotton avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Cotton tries to counter with a takedown but Clay is quick to defend against it.
Clay cracks Cotton with a good jab.
Cotton slips under a jab.
Cotton swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
A slow jab from Clay misses its intended target.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Cotton misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Clay.
Clay has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

Cotton clinches up against the cage.
Clay blocks a body shot from Cotton.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cotton prevents a body shot from Clay.
Cotton lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Clay can't find room to land a body shot as Cotton controls the action.
Clay is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Clay lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Cotton or not.
Clay can't find room to land a body shot as Cotton controls the action.
Clay cracks Cotton with a nice body shot.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Clay tries to throw a body punch but Cotton avoids it by throwing Clay back against the cage.
Clay tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Clay lands a right hand.
Clay misses with a punch to the body.
Clay can't find room to land a body shot as Cotton controls the action.
Cotton blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Clay pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Clay defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Cotton.
Clay throws a big shot that misses.
Nick Cotton has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cotton misses with a lunging right hand
and Clay connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Cotton clobbers Clay with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Clay throws a big shot that misses.
Cotton feinted with a counter takedown.
Clay thows a left - swing and a miss!
Clay throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Cotton moves out of range of the strikes.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Cotton slips under a jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cotton swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.

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

Cotton is rocked!
Cotton walks into a picture perfect straight right hand from Clay! He's gone down face first to the canvas, unconscious before he even hit the floor! Ohhhh. My. Goodness! That boys and girls was a beautiful knockout! Give that man a biscuit!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:22 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Marcellus Clay!
A very excited looking Marcellus Clay made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Chubby Noel (ranked 1416 p4p, 195 weight class) and Louie DeBrusk (ranked 1229 p4p, 163 weight class). Noel comes to the cage accompanied by the fat boys fat boys. Chubby Noel has a significant reach advantage - let's see if he can make it count.

198 cm
34
215 lbs
15 - 10 - 0
186 cm
26
220 lbs
5 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
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 15 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Chubby Noel!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Louie DeBrusk!
The judges for this bout are Albert Achterberg, Radbod Blank and Saam Ante.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
DeBrusk misses with a straight right.
Noel went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
DeBrusk throws a shot to the body.
Noel swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Noel doesn't manage to clinch there - DeBrusk circles away.
Noel shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts DeBrusk as he jumps to the side.
DeBrusk tries to land a front kick but Noel steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
DeBrusk misses with a hook
letting Noel counter with a right hand.
DeBrusk misses with an uppercut.
DeBrusk throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Noel scores with a nice right hand.
DeBrusk swats away the attempt to clinch by Noel.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Noel has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from DeBrusk.
DeBrusk swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Noel takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A punch lands to the side of Noel 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Louie DeBrusk is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

Noel moves into the clinch.
Noel tried to land a shot to the body but connects with DeBrusk's elbow.
Noel trying to land knees to the body.
DeBrusk pushes Noel back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Noel lands a left hand.
DeBrusk lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Noel.
DeBrusk struggles to land a body shot inside as Noel controls his hands.
DeBrusk scores with a shot to the side of Noel's head.
DeBrusk fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Noel prevents a body shot from DeBrusk.
DeBrusk tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Noel's elbow.
DeBrusk is leaning against Noel and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Noel blocks a punch to the side of the head.
DeBrusk misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Noel doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Noel creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through DeBrusk's defenses.
DeBrusk softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
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!
Noel throws an elbow but it misses.
DeBrusk misses with a hook to the ribs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Noel pushes off an throws an elbow but DeBrusk leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Noel blocks an uppercut.
DeBrusk tries to work over Noel's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
DeBrusk tries to work over Noel's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
DeBrusk digs a right hand underneath Noel's ribcage. Noel let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Noel unloads a knee to the mid-section. DeBrusk lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Noel lands a good knee to the midsection. DeBrusk won't want to take too many of those.
DeBrusk looks winded!
Noel misses with a body punch.
Noel unloads a knee to the mid-section.
DeBrusk takes an elbow to the forehead.
Noel with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Noel creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
DeBrusk tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
DeBrusk misses with a punch on the inside.
Noel lands an elbow just above DeBrusk 's eye.
Noel connects with a nasty looking knee right to DeBrusk's face.
A head punch on the inside from Noel fails to land.
Noel misses with a body punch.
DeBrusk struggles to land a body shot inside as Noel controls his hands.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Noel using the Thai plumb to throw knees but DeBrusk has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.

Noel lands a nice trip takedown into half guard.
DeBrusk is looking to escape.
Noel will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Noel not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.

Noel is trying to work for a kimura but DeBrusk is defending well.
DeBrusk pushes Noel off looking to stand but Noel dives back in and keeps control.
DeBrusk avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Noel.
Noel stops DeBrusk from getting back to his feet.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Noel is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.

Noel is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
DeBrusk is trying to stand up here but Noel is controlling him well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Noel is trying to work for a kimura but DeBrusk is defending well.

Noel is working for a kimura but DeBrusk is defending it quite comfortably.
DeBrusk is trying to stand up here but Noel is controlling him well.
DeBrusk keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
DeBrusk looks like he's trying to stand up.
DeBrusk felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.

Noel is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Noel missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Noel missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.

DeBrusk kicks Noel off and gets back to his feet.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Noel shoots in looking for a takedown. DeBrusk tries to sprawl out of it but Noel keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. DeBrusk manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
DeBrusk swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


DeBrusk lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
A telegraphed right hand from DeBrusk misses the target.
DeBrusk keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Noel.
Noel tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.

Noel tries to keep at a distance but DeBrusk has taken the fight into the clinch.
DeBrusk tries to throw a body punch but Noel avoids it by throwing DeBrusk back against the cage.
Noel has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. DeBrusk avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
A nice left hand lands by DeBrusk.
Noel lands a knee to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
DeBrusk tries a body shot but Noel blocks it.
A short uppercut from DeBrusk.
DeBrusk prevents a body shot from Noel.
DeBrusk scores with a shot to the side of Noel's head.
DeBrusk takes an elbow to the temple.
DeBrusk scores with a shoulder strike.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Noel misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Noel misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from DeBrusk.
Noel lands a good knee to the midsection. DeBrusk won't want to take too many of those.
DeBrusk is breathing heavily.
Noel makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A nice right hand lands inside from Noel.
Noel wants a takedown.
A short uppercut from DeBrusk.
Good body shot from Noel.
A head punch on the inside from DeBrusk fails to land.
Noel with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Noel throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but DeBrusk blocks it with crossed arms.
Noel tries a knee to the head but DeBrusk blocks it.
DeBrusk struggles to land a body shot inside as Noel controls his hands.
DeBrusk can't find room to land a body shot as Noel controls the action.
DeBrusk goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
DeBrusk doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Noel struggles to land a body shot inside as DeBrusk controls his hands.
Noel tries a knee to the head but DeBrusk blocks it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
DeBrusk throws a punch but it's blocked by Noel.
Noel has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. DeBrusk avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Chubby Noel. That's going to take a lot out of him.
DeBrusk has a couple of punches blocked by Noel.
DeBrusk swings wildly with an uppercut but Noel uses good head movement to avoid it.
A short left from DeBrusk.
DeBrusk is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
DeBrusk tries a body shot but Noel blocks it.
Noel blocking some punches.
DeBrusk has a couple of punches blocked by Noel.
DeBrusk dodges an elbow strike from Noel.
Noel blocks an uppercut.
Noel with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
DeBrusk tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
DeBrusk tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
DeBrusk struggles to land a body shot inside as Noel controls his hands.
DeBrusk works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Noel throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Noel misses with a hook to the ribs.
Noel's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Noel.
Noel lands an elbow inside.
DeBrusk fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
DeBrusk lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Noel.
DeBrusk misses with the head strike.
Good body shot from DeBrusk.
Noel misses with a knee strike.
DeBrusk can't find room to land a body shot as Noel controls the action.
DeBrusk fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Noel misses with a shot to the kidneys.
DeBrusk tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
DeBrusk misses with a hook from the clinch.
DeBrusk lands a body shot.
Noel creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
DeBrusk tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
DeBrusk lands a right hand that snaps the head of Noel backwards.
Noel blocks a body shot from DeBrusk.
Nice body punch from DeBrusk - that landed with a thud.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A short uppercut from DeBrusk.
Noel looking to throw knees to the head but DeBrusk is blocking nicely.
Noel throws a knee to the head but misses.
This has been an exciting period of action!
DeBrusk lands a shoulder strike.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, DeBrusk creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Noel tries to land knees in the clinch but DeBrusk avoids the damage to the body.
DeBrusk is pressed up against the cage. Noel has hold of a leg and is looking to drag DeBrusk down to the mat. DeBrusk avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Noel shoots in and drives through. DeBrusk sprawls well.
Good standup being displayed there by DeBrusk as he connects with a hook.

DeBrusk moves into the clinch.
Noel throws a knee to the head but misses.
DeBrusk tries to throw a body punch but Noel avoids it by throwing DeBrusk back against the cage.
Noel has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. DeBrusk avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
DeBrusk doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
DeBrusk blocks a body shot from Noel.
A hook to the body from DeBrusk.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from DeBrusk.
DeBrusk lands a hook to the side of the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Louie DeBrusk showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


A chopping leg kick lands by DeBrusk.
Noel steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from DeBrusk. That one must have hurt.
Noel has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from DeBrusk.
DeBrusk looks to land a right hand but Noel moved out of range.
Chubby Noel is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Noel wants to slow DeBrusk down by chopping away at his legs.
DeBrusk connects with an inside leg kick.
Noel uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by DeBrusk.
DeBrusk tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Noel was well out of range. Poor timing from DeBrusk.
Noel sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
A jab lands there for DeBrusk.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
DeBrusk pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
DeBrusk looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Noel looks to score with a jab to the body but DeBrusk is just out of range.
DeBrusk tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Noel manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Noel appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Noel ducks under a wild hook from DeBrusk.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A nice leg kick lands there from DeBrusk.
Noel throws a body kick that misses.
DeBrusk misses with a straight right.
Noel dives in for a single leg takedown but DeBrusk sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
DeBrusk avoids the head kick by Noel.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
A solid leg kick lands there for DeBrusk.

Noel closes the distance and clinches.
Noel using the Thai plumb to throw knees but DeBrusk has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Noel with an attempt at a knee that misses.
DeBrusk has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Noel tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
DeBrusk stops a takedown attempt from Noel.
Noel prevents a body shot from DeBrusk.
Noel tried to land a shot to the body but connects with DeBrusk's elbow.
DeBrusk lands a body shot in the clinch.
DeBrusk pushes Noel back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
DeBrusk misses with a punch to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
DeBrusk lands a body punch in the clinch.
Noel goes for a takedown in the clinch but DeBrusk prevents it.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Chubby Noel. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Noel misses with a punch to the body.
DeBrusk doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
DeBrusk lands a shot to the body.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, DeBrusk creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
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!
Noel misses with a body punch.
DeBrusk lands a body shot in the clinch.
DeBrusk can't find room to land a body shot as Noel controls the action.
Knees in the clinch landing for Noel.
Noel works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Noel tries to land knees in the clinch but DeBrusk avoids the damage to the body.
DeBrusk tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Noel's elbow.
A nice left hand lands by DeBrusk.
DeBrusk lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
DeBrusk doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A right hook to the body lands for DeBrusk.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Noel prevents a body shot from DeBrusk.
Noel lands a knee to the head.
DeBrusk lands with a left to the head.
DeBrusk makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
DeBrusk tries to work over Noel's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
DeBrusk tries a body shot but Noel blocks it.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Noel.
DeBrusk lands a hook to the side of the head.
DeBrusk scores with a nice hook to the head.
Noel connects with a nasty looking knee right to DeBrusk's face.
DeBrusk throws a punch but it's blocked by Noel.
DeBrusk misses with a punch on the inside.
DeBrusk goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
DeBrusk lands a hook that snaps the head of Noel backwards.
Noel working aggressively 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!
With the fighters clinched against the cage, DeBrusk creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Noel misses with a punch to the body.
Noel's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Noel connects with a nasty looking knee right to DeBrusk's face.
Noel takes a shot to the head.

Noel is rocked!
Noel goes for a takedown attempt but DeBrusk pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
Oh Noel is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Louie DeBrusk seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Noel looks up at the clock. Bad move! DeBrusk lands a right hand from hell, dropping Noel. DeBrusk pounces and finishes the fight with a flurry of punches and elbows.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:17 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Louie DeBrusk!
An out of breath Louie DeBrusk thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Antonio Padilla (ranked 2136 p4p, 248 weight class) and Bobby Bianchi (ranked 881 p4p, 108 weight class). Antonio Padilla had a look across the cage there at his opponent. He definitely means business

187 cm
24
168 lbs
6 - 6 - 0
180 cm
31
164 lbs
11 - 10 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Voodoo Nutrition

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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 6 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Antonio Padilla!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Bobby Bianchi!
The judges for this bout are Paul Aken, Nard Betker and Wagner Zegers.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Bianchi shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Bianchi was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
Padilla manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!
Bianchi is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Padilla not landing any meaningful shots this time.

Bianchi looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

Bianchi looking for submissions off his back.
Padilla throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Bianchi is trying to get back to full guard.

Padilla is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Padilla thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Padilla sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Bianchi defending well though.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Padilla decides to return to a standing position.
Nice sprawl there from Padilla as Bianchi shoots in.

Bianchi gets the takedown into side control.
Padilla tries to wriggle free to get back to his feet but he's given up his back! Oops.
Bianchi not allowing Padilla to control his hands.
Padilla tries to break free.

Bianchi looking for the choke but no joy.

Bianchi has his opponent's back and is working for the choke.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Padilla trying to control the hands but Bianchi won't let him.
Bianchi is looking to control Padilla but Padilla is wriggling around and keeping busy.

Padilla defends a rear naked choke attempt by controlling one of Bianchi's arms.
Bianchi tries to keep control of the position but Padilla is staying busy.
Bianchi throwing lazy shots from the back mount that aren't doing any damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Padilla tries to escape the position.

Bianchi is looking for the choke from the back position but Padilla is controlling his hands well.
Padilla looks to control his opponent's hands but he's not mananging it at the moment.
Padilla tries to escape the position.

Bianchi has the hooks in and he's looking for a rear naked choke here. Padilla is defending well but eventually Bianchi manages to get an arm under the chin and he's locked on the RNC! Padilla has no choice but to tap now! He does! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Bobby Bianchi!
Bobby Bianchi 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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Co-main event


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Finn The Human (ranked 816 p4p, 97 weight class) and Elmore James (ranked 789 p4p, 94 weight class). The Human comes to the cage accompanied by Adventure Time. James is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aMfD2O9Gds. Finn The Human has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

175 cm
28
164 lbs
15 - 5 - 1
172 cm
28
167 lbs
15 - 8 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the vacant lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 15 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Finn The Human!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 15 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Elmore James!
The judges for this bout are Radbod Blank, Paulsen Ambrosius and Nard Betker.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
The Human scores with a decent looking hook.
James lands a really nice looking cross but The Human seems unphased.
James throws a series of punches but The Human moves out of range.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that James has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
The Human misses with a double jab
and James counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
James misses with the combination.
The Human scores with a jab. James acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
The Human lands a really nice looking cross but James seems unphased.
The Human throws a hook but James blocks it.
The Human looks to land a left hand but James moved out of range nicely.
It seemed like James was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
A jab from The Human misses.
Finn The Human seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
The Human scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
The Human lands a jab.
The Human has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Razor Sharp Training Systems in the buildup to the fight.
James cracks the inside of The Human's front leg.
The Human buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
James loads up on a big right hand but The Human slips the punch.
The Human slips under a jab from James.
The Human wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
The Human looks to land a right hand but James moved out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The Human stuffs the takedown attempt from James. James gets slowly back to his feet.
James scores with a shot to the body.

The Human closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by James.
The Human fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
James can't find room to land a body shot as The Human controls the action.
James gets through The Human's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
The Human tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
The Human throws a head punch that misses.
The Human lands an uppercut.
The Human lands a left hand.
The Human working aggressively here.
James tries to throw a body punch but The Human avoids it by throwing James back against the cage.
James blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
James throws a head punch that misses.
James fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
James lands a right hand.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
The Human lands an uppercut.
The Human scores with a shoulder strike.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
James lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
The Human has a couple of punches blocked by James.
The Human blocking some punches.

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

James has his foot on The Human's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. The Human works his way back into a safe position though.

James throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

James is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and The Human defends well.

The Human stands up from James's guard - The Human perhaps looking for a knockout.

The Human darts in and clinches James up against the cage.
James's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
James misses with some punches.
The Human scores with a nice hook to the head.
Still in the clinch, The Human scores with a nice short uppercut.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from The Human.
James throws a head punch that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by James.
James swings wildly with an uppercut but The Human uses good head movement to avoid it.
James lands a hook that snaps the head of The Human backwards.
The Human is working James over against the cage.
James blocks an uppercut.
The Human stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
A short right hand to the side of the head by The Human.
James misses with the head strike.
James blocks a body shot from The Human.
The Human lands a body shot.
James lands a hook to the side of the head.
A shot in the inside from The Human.
James jumps guard but The Human turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
The Human misses with the head strike.
The Human tries a body shot but James blocks it.
The Human lands a left hand that snaps the head of James backwards.
James lands a right hand.
This has been an exciting period of action!
James scores with a nice hook to the head.
The Human lands with a light punch inside.
The Human can't find room to land a body shot as James controls the action.
The Human blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The Human lands a hook that snaps the head of James backwards.
James fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
The Human tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A hook to the body from The Human.
The Human tries a body shot but James blocks it.
A nice left hand lands by James.
The Human misses with some punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by The Human.
James misses with some punches.
The Human goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
James misses with a hook to the ribs.
James blocks a body shot from The Human.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for James.
The Human lands with a right to the head.
A short uppercut from The Human.
The Human blocking some punches.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
James fails to pull guard.
Finn The Human has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Elmore James.
The Human tries a body shot but James blocks it.
The Human working aggressively here.
James misses with a short punch on the inside.
The Human lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down James.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Finn The Human dominated that round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


The Human throws a low kick but James avoids it.
James misses the jab.
The Human is looking to counter the offense by James and move into the clinch.
James connects with a single shot there.
A left and a right from The Human both land. Nice combination.
James throws a big shot that misses.
The Human throws a jab but it's blocked by James.
A clash of legs there as The Human blocks the low kick.
The Human is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that James can do to turn this around?
James fails to land with a series of punches.
The Human keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from James.
The Human lands a glancing blow to the side of James's head.
James throws a jab but it's blocked by The Human.
The Human lands with a nice body punch.
A jab from James misses.
The Human's corner calls for a 1-2. The Human obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
James is trying hard to land a takedown here. The Human sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
The Human throws a looping overhand right but James ducks down to avoid it.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts The Human, as that shot connected.
James looks for a takedown but The Human sprawls well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The Human lands with a cross.
The Human lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
James takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
A big right from The Human misses.
The Human fails in his attempt to clinch.
The Human's corner calls for a 1-2. The Human obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
The Human fails in his attempt to clinch.
James takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
James takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
The Human scores with a hook.
The Human tries to clinch up.
The Human on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by James. James obviously looking to wear him down.
The Human shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
James looks to land a right hand but The Human moved out of range.
The Human works the jab nicely.
James fails to land the takedown.
Finn The Human has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Elmore James.
A cross from The Human lands.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
James throws a front kick aimed at The Human's knee but The Human avoids it well.
A telegraphed right hand from The Human misses the target.
James looks to land a left hand but The Human moved out of range nicely.
Finn The Human is winning the standup battle so far.
The Human's jab looks to have found its range, popping James under the eye.
The Human feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to James's calf.
The Human scores with a sloppy right hand. James should have avoided that one.
James shoots in looking for a takedown but The Human manages to keep the fight standing, pushing James's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
The Human is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from James.
James takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
The Human scores with a hook.

The Human has James up against the cage in a clinch.
The Human misses with a hook to the ribs.
James throws a punch but it's blocked by The Human.
James's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for The Human.
Still in the clinch, James scores with a nice short uppercut.
A nice left hand lands by The Human.
A nice right hand lands inside from James.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The Human tries a body shot but James blocks it.
James swings away with an uppercut that misses.
The Human lands with a right to the head.
James tries to work over The Human's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
James is trying to pull guard but The Human turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
James is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables The Human to keep the fight standing.
A head punch on the inside from The Human fails to land.
James throws a punch but it's blocked by The Human.
James is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables The Human to keep the fight standing.
The Human lands an uppercut.
Finn The Human has scored more points in the clinch so far.
James wants to take the fight to the mat but The Human manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
James blocks a punch to the side of the head.
The Human misses with some punches.
The Human lands a left hand that snaps the head of James backwards.
A head punch blocked on the inside by The Human.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, The Human creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
James lands an uppercut.
The Human fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
James blocking some punches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for James.
The Human blocks a punch to the side of the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A head punch blocked on the inside by The Human.
James lands a left hand.
James lands an uppercut.
The Human lands a left hand.
A head punch blocked on the inside by James.
The Human lands with a short shot to the head.
The Human misses with a shot to the kidneys.
James swings away with an uppercut that misses.
The Human works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
A left hand lands to the body for The Human.
James is breathing heavily.
James lands a nice uppercut.
James misses with a short punch on the inside.
The Human lands a left hand that snaps the head of James backwards.
James blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
The Human has a couple of punches blocked by James.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
The Human throws a punch but it's blocked by James.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for James.
The Human lands with a right to the head.
The Human working aggressively here.
The Human scores with an uppercut up the middle.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Finn The Human dominated that second round.
That's time! Back to the action!



The Human has closed the distance and engaged James in a clinch.
James takes a shot to the head.
A head punch on the inside from James fails to land.
The Human lands a hook that snaps the head of James backwards.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, The Human creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
The Human misses with a short punch on the inside.
The Human blocks a punch to the side of the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for James.
The Human scores with an uppercut up the middle.
James lands a body punch.
James digs a right hand into The Human's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on The Human's gas tank.
James has a couple of punches blocked by The Human.
James working aggressively here.
The Human throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
James takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
A head punch blocked on the inside by James.

James jumps guard.
This has been an exciting period of action!

The Human stands up from guard. Let's bang!

The Human drives through and clinches with James against the cage.
James blocks a body shot from The Human.
James throws a knee to the head but misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
James tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
James doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
The Human throws a punch but it's blocked by James.
The Human blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
James lands with a left to the head.
The Human struggles to land a body shot inside as James controls his hands.
James swings away with an uppercut that misses.
James lands a hook that snaps the head of The Human backwards.
The Human lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of James backwards.
The Human goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
The Human throws a punch but it's blocked by James.
James misses with some punches.
The Human lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down James.
James lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
The Human lands a left hand that snaps the head of James backwards.
The Human swings wildly with an uppercut but James uses good head movement to avoid it.
The Human lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
The Human misses with a body punch.
The Human pushes James back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The Human misses with a hook from the clinch.
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!
The Human throws a punch but it's blocked by James.
James throws a punch but it's blocked by The Human.
The Human lands a shot to the body.
A head punch on the inside from James fails to land.
James misses with a punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by James.
James blocks a punch to the side of the head.
James is trying to pull guard but The Human has him pressed against the cage.
The Human pushes James back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
The Human struggles to land a body shot inside as James controls his hands.
The Human lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of James backwards.
The Human digs a right hand underneath James's ribcage. James let out a lung full of air as it connected.
The Human scores with a shoulder strike.
The Human swings away with an uppercut that misses.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for The Human.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for James.
A head punch on the inside from James fails to land.
James throws a punch but it's blocked by The Human.
The Human blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The Human lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of James backwards.
The Human blocks an uppercut.
The Human lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Good body shot from The Human.
The Human lands with a left to the head.
A short uppercut from James.
The Human misses with a body punch.
James swings wildly with an uppercut but The Human uses good head movement to avoid it.
The Human lands a body shot.
The Human lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
A short right hand to the side of the head by The Human.
James blocks an uppercut.
The Human struggles to land a body shot inside as James controls his hands.
A head punch on the inside from James fails to land.
The Human blocking some punches.
James lands with a short head shot on the inside.
The Human has a couple of punches blocked by James.
This has been an exciting period of action!
The Human swings wildly with an uppercut but James uses good head movement to avoid it.
James lands with a short punch from the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
James blocks an uppercut.
The Human misses with a punch on the inside.
The Human lands a hook to the side of the head.
The Human misses with a body punch.
The Human misses with a short punch on the inside.
The Human doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
The Human is working James over against the cage.
The Human misses with some punches.
James blocks a body shot from The Human.
James prevents a body shot from The Human.
The Human blocking some punches.
James throws a punch but it's blocked by The Human.
The Human misses with a body punch.
The Human lands a left hand.
The Human misses with a hook from the clinch.
The Human lands a left hand that snaps the head of James backwards.
A head punch blocked on the inside by The Human.
James lands a left hand.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
James scores with a shot to the side of The Human's head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Finn The Human clearly takes that round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.



The Human takes the fight into the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from The Human fails to land.
James lands a left hand that snaps the head of The Human backwards.
The Human misses with a punch to the body.
James blocks an uppercut.
James is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. The Human is defending well for now.
James throws a head punch that misses.
James blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
James misses with a knee strike.
The Human throws a head punch that misses.
James blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
The Human tries to throw a body punch but James avoids it by throwing The Human back against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by The Human.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The Human tried to land a shot to the body but connects with James's elbow.
The Human throws a head punch that misses.
James blocks an uppercut.
James scores with a shoulder strike.
The Human lands with a left to the head.
James blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The Human tries to throw a body punch but James avoids it by throwing The Human back against the cage.
The Human scores with a nice hook to the head.
The Human misses with a punch to the body.
A short right from James.
The Human misses with a shot to the kidneys.
James goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
James fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
James misses with a knee to the head.
James tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
The Human misses with a short punch on the inside.
The Human blocking some punches.
James fails to pull guard.
A head punch blocked on the inside by James.
The Human goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
The Human misses with some punches.
James with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
The Human lands a nice shot to the body.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for James.
The Human lands a hook that snaps the head of James backwards.
James is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
James tries to land a knee to the head but The Human blocks with his arms.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The Human has a couple of punches blocked by James.
The Human lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of James backwards.
A short right hand to the side of the head by The Human.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
The Human lands a hook to the side of the head.
The Human lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of James backwards.
The Human swings wildly with an uppercut but James uses good head movement to avoid it.
The Human misses with the head strike.
The Human tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
James tries to pull guard but The Human forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
The Human lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of James backwards.
James tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
The Human pushes James back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
James blocks a body shot from The Human.
The Human misses with a hook from the clinch.
The Human tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
The Human lands a left hand.
James tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. The Human smiles and moves away.
Finn The Human has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Elmore James.
James moves out of range of the leg kick from The Human.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The Human uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Finn The Human is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A swing and a miss from The Human.
The Human scores with a jab to the jaw.
The Human throws a shot to the body.
James has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
James swings for the body but The Human moves out of range.
The Human lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
The Human jabbing away but nothing is landing.
The Human swings away with a leg kick that misses.
James misses with a wild body shot.
The Human dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
The Human throws a shot from downtown. James moves away and avoids it.
The Human bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps James's head backwards.
The Human fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
James takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
The Human ducks under a wild hook from James.
James stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from The Human.
The Human throws a leg kick
and James counters with a good low kick that The Human was not able to check.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
James tries to work over The Human's front leg with a kick but The Human checks it.
The Human tries to counter by moving into the clinch but James manages to circle out of the way.
James 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.
The Human scores with a hook.
James takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
An inside leg kick lands from The Human.
James walks into a jab.
The Human throws a solid leg kick but James takes the impact on his shin and smiles at The Human.
The Human thows a leg kick but James checks it
and James counters with a straight right hand.

The Human moves into the clinch successfully.
James lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
James lands a nice uppercut.
James lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of The Human backwards.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
The Human scores with a shoulder strike.
James tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
The Human works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
The Human working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
James blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Finn The Human had his way with Elmore James in that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


James uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from The Human.
The Human tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
A big left from The Human misses.
The Human connects with an inside leg kick.
A jab from The Human finds it's way through James's defenses.

The Human rushes James and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
The Human lands with a short shot to the head.
James jumps guard but The Human turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
The Human has a couple of punches blocked by James.
The Human lands an uppercut.
The Human softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
The Human misses with a short punch on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The Human makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
The Human goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
The Human misses with some punches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for James.
A short right from James.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
The Human is defending well against a takedown attempt.
The Human has a couple of punches blocked by James.

That's one minute gone in the round.
James throws a head punch that misses.
James lands a nice uppercut.
The Human on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
The Human makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
James misses with a punch on the inside.
The Human tries to throw a body punch but James avoids it by throwing The Human back against the cage.
The Human presses James against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
James is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
The Human tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
The Human scores with a hook to the body.
The Human lands a shoulder strike.
The Human lands a shot to the body.
Nice body punch from The Human.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for The Human.
The Human lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of James backwards.
The Human tries a body shot but James blocks it.
James is trying to pull guard but The Human turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Finn The Human has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Elmore James.
James working some nice short punches in the clinch.
The Human digs a right hand into James's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on James's gas tank.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A short right hand to the side of the head by The Human.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
James misses with the head strike.
The Human lands a right hand that snaps the head of James backwards.
The Human scores with a shoulder strike.
The Human lands a nice uppercut.
The Human swings away with an uppercut that misses.
The Human lands with a light punch inside.
A quick uppercut on the inside from The Human.

James is rocked!
James lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
James misses with a hook from the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for The Human.

James pulls guard effortlessly.
The Human trying to stand up but can't free himself from James's guard.

The Human stands up from James's guard - The Human perhaps looking for a knockout.
James closes the distance and clinches up with The Human, looking for a takedown. James pushes The Human against the cage but The Human circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Elmore James has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Good shot there by The Human.
James lands with a straight right. The Human didn't see that one coming.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The Human avoids the head kick by James.
The Human swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Some wild striking there from The Human.
The Human cracks James with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
The Human staying out of range there.
James walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. The Human checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
The Human lands with a right hand.
Nice cross by The Human.
The Human lands with a good body shot.
James pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
The Human is looking to counter the offense by James and move into the clinch.
A slow jab from The Human misses its intended target.
Nice jab there from The Human.
The Human scores with a decent looking hook.
A slapping leg kick lands for The Human.
James on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
James attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
James drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
The Human rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and James connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
The Human with a nice cross.
The Human ducks under a wild hook from James.
James shoots in for a double leg but The Human sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
James throws a series of punches but The Human moves out of range.
James thows a left - swing and a miss!
The Human wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.

The Human rushes James and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
The Human misses with some punches.
The Human blocking some punches.
The Human misses with a hook to the ribs.
James working some nice short punches in the clinch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
The Human softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
James lands with a right to the head.
The Human blocks an uppercut.
James blocks a punch to the side of the head.
The Human misses with a shot to the kidneys.

And that's the end of the fight!
Finn The Human showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for The Human, 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Radbod Blank scores the fight 50:45
Judge Paulsen Ambrosius scores the fight 50:45
Judge Nard Betker scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Finn The Human!

Finn The Human is the new lightweight champion!
Finn The Human 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
90%

 

Main event


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Carl Moore (ranked 1102 p4p, 143 weight class) and Melek Taus (ranked 856 p4p, 113 weight class). Moore comes to the cage accompanied by Sad Man's Tongue by Volbeat. Taus has chosen A Cry For Vengeance as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

195 cm
26
220 lbs
11 - 10 - 0
197 cm
26
225 lbs
19 - 3 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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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 11 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Carl Moore!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Melek Taus!
The judges for this bout are Radbod Blank, Nard Betker and Paulsen Ambrosius.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Moore walks into a stiff left hand from Taus.
Moore has been working on his boxing with his coaches at 3Band MMA ($800/week) in the buildup to the fight.
Taus swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Taus misses with a body kick.
Moore tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Taus swivels and escapes.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Moore.
Horrible takedown attempt by Moore or perhaps it was just good defense by Taus, which made it look bad.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Carl Moore. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Moore shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.

It looks like Carl Moore has been cut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Moore connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Taus's hands.
Nice sprawl there from Taus as Moore shoots in.
Nice defenses there by Taus.
Taus throws a shot from downtown. Moore moves away and avoids it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Taus takes one to the side of the head.
Moore thows a leg kick but Taus checks it
and Taus counters with a straight right hand.
Moore throws out a loose jab but Taus uses good head movement to avoid it.

Moore closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Moore lands in his opponent's guard.
Moore looking to pass the guard.
Taus bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Moore's guard.

Taus passes Moore's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Taus trying to control the pace.
Moore is trying to maintain the position but Taus is very close to passing his half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Taus frees up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Taus looking to control and managing it successfully.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Moore really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Taus looking to control but Moore is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Moore tries to reverse the position but Taus maintains control.
Taus content just to control the position here.
Moore sneaks a leg back under and regains half guard and is working straight away to try and get back to guard. He hasn't managed just yet though.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Taus is thwarting Moore's attempts to control the position.
Taus controlling the action here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Moore is trying to get back to full guard.
Taus trying to pass the guard but Moore defending well.
Taus tries to stand and escape but Moore is controlling the position.
Moore wants to get back to full guard.
Moore is pressing down on Taus's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Moore keeping moving, preventing Taus from controlling successfully.
Taus slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Melek Taus dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Carl Moore's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Taus is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Moore.
Moore appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
A looping hook to the body misses from Taus. Moore does a little dance to reset his feet.
Nice shot lands for Moore.
Taus scores with a kick to the body.
Moore's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Taus connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Moore scrambles back to his feet.
Taus feints and then cracks Moore's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Moore down.
Taus throws a body kick, spinning off balance

and Moore counters with a nice double leg into guard.

Taus kicks Moore off and gets to his feet.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Taus scores with a leg kick.
Moore throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Taus has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Taus throws a lazy body kick

and Moore counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Taus blocking the ground and pound attempt from Moore.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Taus regains full guard. Nicely done.
Moore throws a big right hand that misses.
Moore trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Moore in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Moore postures up.
Moore loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Taus controls Moore momentarily but Moore frees himself.
Moore landing some decent shots from guard.
Taus has Moore pulled in close to control his posture.
Moore tries to free his leg and advance position but Taus is retaining full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Moore postures up and lands a big shot to Taus's brow.
Taus managing to control the position.
Moore looking to pass the guard.
Taus controls Moore momentarily but Moore frees himself.

Moore drops back, looking for a kneebar! Taus looks panicked! The fighters roll across the mat, one looking to finish, one looking to escape. Taus looks to have wriggled free... Yes, he's got his leg free and he's dived into side control! Good work there from Taus!

Moore manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Taus prevents Moore from improving his position.
Still in half guard, Taus seems content to control.
Moore wants to get back to full guard.
Moore is working hard here to advance position.
Taus uses his free foot to push down on Moore's thigh. Eventually he works his other foot free and he's advanced to mount - this is trouble for Moore.
Taus looking to control and managing it successfully.
Moore regains half guard.
Moore works his way to full guard. Good work.
Taus is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Taus looking to pass the guard.
Moore wants to sweep here but Taus controlling him for the moment.
Taus is stalling in the full guard.
Moore wants to hit a switch here but Taus passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Moore there!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Taus controlling the position easily from mount.
Moore is trying to reverse the position but instead Taus has taken his back - oops!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Melek Taus showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Carl Moore'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!


Moore misses with a takedown attempt - Taus sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
A nice side step and Taus releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Moore shoots and misses
and Taus counters with a low kick, right behind Moore 's knee.
Moore throws out a powerful jab.
Moore throws a hook but Taus avoids it easily.
Taus feints a counter leg kick.
Taus connects with a right hand. Moore shakes it off.
Taus slips a straight right by Moore.
A little jabbing left from Taus on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Moore tries for a takedown but Taus circles away easily
and Taus counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Carl Moore. That's going to take a lot out of him.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Taus turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Moore checks a leg kick nicely.
Moore throws a combination that misses
and Taus counters with a stiff right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Moore checks a low kick from Taus.
Taus ducks right into an uppercut from Moore.
Moore misses with an uppercut

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

Moore is rocked!
Taus throws a quick inside leg kick.
Oh Moore is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Taus is looking for an opening here. He's unloaded a big left hand that catches Moore flush on the jaw and sends him tumbling to the canvas! Moore is out cold! Taus holds back from landing any unnecessary shots to his unconscious opponent, as the referee reacts slowly to the situation. A brutal knockout and then some excellent sportsmanship - this guy is my new favorite fighter!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:30 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Melek Taus!
Melek Taus seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
The defeated Carl Moore had this to say: 'No one likes seeing their opponent's hand raised, but that just means that they were the better man today. My team at 3Band MMA and I will break down this match and make the proper changes for my next camp.'.
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FIGHT
RATING
51%

 

 
 
 
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