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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Martez Lopez (ranked 1245 p4p, 169 weight class) and Kayring Saiarr (ranked 1692 p4p, 219 weight class). Kayring Saiarr told me before the fight that he's been watching a lot of DVDs so let's see if that helps him in this one! I can't wait to find out!

178 cm
30
220 lbs
15 - 9 - 0
180 cm
30
220 lbs
14 - 6 - 0
Great wrestler
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 light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Martez Lopez!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Kayring Saiarr!
The judges for this bout are Kenichi Hosakawa, Sosuke Kotani and Shigeki Sano.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Lopez uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Lopez ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Lopez works Saiarr's body with a nice hook.
Lopez swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Saiarr doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Saiarr walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Lopez lands with a nice body punch.
Lopez lands a nice hook to Saiarr's body. Saiarr takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Saiarr takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Lopez connects with a crisp jab.
Lopez misses with a hook.
Saiarr steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Saiarr looks to score with a jab to the body but Lopez is just out of range.
Lopez fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Saiarr on the side of the head.

It looks like Kayring Saiarr has been cut.
Kayring Saiarr is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Saiarr uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Lopez.
Lopez backing away here, and Saiarr unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Nice body punch from Lopez.
Lopez fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Saiarr manages to avoid it.
Saiarr lands a glancing blow to the side of Lopez's head.

It looks like Martez Lopez has been cut.
Lopez cracks Saiarr with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Lopez jabs Saiarr to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Lopez is looking to wear down Saiarr with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Lopez cracks Saiarr with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Lopez with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Lopez darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Saiarr ducks right into an uppercut from Lopez.
Lopez scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Saiarr doesn't seem bothered though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Lopez lands a glancing blow to the side of Saiarr's head.
Lopez looks to land a combination but Saiarr avoids it well.
Lopez moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Lopez fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Saiarr manages to avoid it.

Lopez drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Saiarr really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Lopez. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Lopez works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
Lopez lands some shots froms side control.
Saiarr avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Lopez.
Lopez works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
Lopez staying calm.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lopez in side control, throwing shots but Saiarr defends.
Saiarr is looking to regain half guard here but Lopez keeps moving and retains side control.
Lopez tries to score with some ground and pound. Saiarr controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.
Lopez in side control lands a decent elbow.
Lopez is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.
Lopez trying to control the position but Saiarr is working away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Lopez working the ground and pound but Saiarr is defending the strikes.
Lopez works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
Lopez fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Lopez misses with a strike but at least he's keeping busy, looking to cause some damage - that will still help him when it comes to the judges scorecards.
Lopez misses with the ground and pound.
Lopez 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.
Lopez scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Saiarr to see if he's OK.
Lopez misses with the ground and pound.
Lopez lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
Lopez connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Saiarr some visible discomfort.
Lopez throws a knee to the body but it doesn't do much damage.
Lopez advances to full mount.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Martez Lopez dominated that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
That's time! Back to the action!


Lopez dips to his left and cracks Saiarr with an uppercut!
Lopez misses with an uppercut. Saiarr saw that one coming.
Nice body punch from Lopez.
Lopez cracks Saiarr with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Lopez throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Saiarr looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Martez Lopez seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Saiarr tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.

Lopez closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Saiarr's guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lopez controls from within his opponent's guard.
Lopez wants to control from the top but Saiarr keeps moving.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Saiarr utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Lopez works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Lopez missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Lopez not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Lopez wants to control but Saiarr is keeping him busy.
Martez Lopez overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Nice strikes from Lopez there.
Lopez thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Lopez thows a huge punch but Saiarr dodges it nicely.
Ground and pound from Lopez.
Lopez looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Saiarr with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Lopez not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Ground and pound from Lopez.
Lopez wants to take a breather but Saiarr is having none of it.
Lopez thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Saiarr's head.
Lopez is looking to advance position but Saiarr won't allow it.
Lopez thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Saiarr's head.
Kayring Saiarr has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Lopez wants to take a breather but Saiarr is having none of it.
Lopez landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Lopez missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Nice strikes from Lopez there.
Lopez thows a huge punch but Saiarr dodges it nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Lopez lands a nice short elbow.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Lopez missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Lopez thows a huge punch but Saiarr dodges it nicely.
Saiarr regains full guard, whilst avoiding punches from Lopez.
Lopez keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Saiarr's head.
Lopez working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Lopez connects with a couple of short punches.
Lopez trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Saiarr working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Lopez.
Lopez throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Saiarr works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Lopez missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Lopez slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Lopez postures up in Saiarr's guard and throws a big left but Saiarr blocks it.
Lopez not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Lopez loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Lopez working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Lopez working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Lopez postures up and lands a big shot to Saiarr's brow.
Lopez postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Martez Lopez dominated that second round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!



Lopez moves into range and clinches up with Saiarr.
A short left from Lopez.
Lopez goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Lopez tries to work over Saiarr's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Saiarr can't find room to land a body shot as Lopez controls the action.
Lopez lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Lopez throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
A short right from Lopez.
Lopez lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Lopez digs a right hand underneath Saiarr's ribcage. Saiarr let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Lopez lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
A short uppercut from Lopez.
Lopez cracks Saiarr with a nice body shot.
Lopez lands on the inside with an uppercut.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A hook to the body from Lopez.

Lopez breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Lopez scores with a nice strike.
Saiarr takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Lopez tries to close the distance and clinch up but Saiarr swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Lopez ducks down and throws a hook to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Good standup being displayed there by Lopez as he connects with a hook.

Saiarr is rocked!

Excellent takedown into side control there by Lopez.
Saiarr is still in real trouble! Can Lopez finish him?
The ground and pound from Lopez seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.
Saiarr seems to have recovered his senses.
Saiarr avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Lopez.
Lopez in side control lands a decent elbow.
Lopez throwing strikes but missing, from side control.
Lopez wants to control but Saiarr is keeping him busy.
Saiarr avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Lopez.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Lopez looks up at the clock and then as Saiarr takes his cue and looks up at the clock too, Lopez smacks him right in the chops with a big elbow! How rude!
Lopez scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Saiarr to see if he's OK.
Lopez lands an elbow.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Lopez throws an elbow but Saiarr slips to the side and avoids it well.
Lopez laying and praying for a moment but Saiarr takes advantage and regains half guard.
Lopez sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Saiarr defending well though.
Lopez seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Saiarr does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lopez not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Lopez thows a huge punch but Saiarr dodges it nicely.
Lopez is trying to control. Saiarr wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Lopez slips a nice elbow through Saiarr's hands, connecting with Saiarr's forehead.
Lopez sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Saiarr defending well though.
Saiarr on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Lopez looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Lopez is taking a breather. Saiarr says something to him but it's hard to make out. Perhaps he's telling him to get on with it and actually do something.
Lopez is keen to just control but Saiarr is a slippery customer.
Lopez is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Lopez with shots to the head and body - Saiarr looks very uncomfortable down there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The referee warns Saiarr that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Lopez loads up with a big shot that hurts Saiarr! He's pulled Lopez in close but Lopez has postured up and lands more strikes. Can Saiarr survive? More strikes from Lopez and Saiarr is out! The ref jumps in to save him! Brutal ground and pound!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:35 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Martez Lopez!
Our winner, Martez Lopez, 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.
Kayring Saiarr spoke after the fight, saying 'I am not sure what happened tonight but I will bounce back from this with the help and support from my orangutans '.
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pop
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RATING
67%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Bronko Strunz (ranked 981 p4p, 129 weight class) and Thug Life (ranked 1173 p4p, 151 weight class). Life is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: For Heavy Metal we will die!. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

178 cm
36
175 lbs
34 - 14 - 1
188 cm
31
178 lbs
18 - 8 - 1
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 14 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Bronko Strunz!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Thug Life!
The judges for this bout are Shigeki Sano, Yuuki Gou and Taro Takaoka.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Strunz moves away from the strike by Life.
Life misses with an uppercut.
Strunz scores with a jab to the jaw.
Strunz ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Life moves away.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Strunz, right into the meat.
Life tries to land a leg kick but Strunz saw it coming and moves away.
Strunz ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Life moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Strunz throws a hook but Life avoids it easily.
Strunz throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Strunz lands with an uppercut that bounces Life off the cage and back into range.
Life uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Strunz.
Life feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Strunz's calf.
Life throws a big shot that misses.
Life throws the left hand but Strunz avoids the punch easily.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Strunz lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Life lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Strunz misses with an uppercut.
Strunz keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Strunz lands with a hook. Life tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Life slips a jab and a cross from Strunz.
Life lands a jab to Strunz's midsection.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Strunz throws a jab when Life was well out of range.
Life throws out a counter right but Strunz avoids it with no problem.
Strunz darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Strunz wants to slow Life down by chopping away at his legs.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Life! But no joy.
Strunz goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Life throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Strunz takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Strunz uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Life.
Life scores with a jab to the head.
Strunz pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Life back to the cage. Strunz follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
Life scores with a jab to the jaw.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Life cracks Strunz with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Life with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Strunz misses with a leg kick.
Strunz stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Life.
Thug Life seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Life throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Strunz sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Strunz throws a hook to the side of Life's head but Life sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Life ducks under a wild hook from Strunz.
Strunz dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Life misses with a right hand
and Strunz counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Strunz throws a shot from downtown. Life moves away and avoids it.
Life throws a hook but Strunz avoids it easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Strunz swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Life throws a shot to the body.
Strunz moves out of range as Life strikes.
Life staying out of range there.
A head kick from Life lands but Strunz takes it in his stride.
Life takes a swing at Strunz's ribcage but misses.
Strunz throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Strunz displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Life throws out the jab.
Nice shot by Strunz.
Nice defenses there by Strunz.
Life throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Strunz checks the leg kick.
Life throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Strunz with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Life lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Life lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Life tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Strunz was well out of range. Poor timing from Life.
Strunz pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Strunz throws a right and a left that Life avoids nicely.
Life comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Strunz blocks a jab.
Life goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Life misses with a hook
and Strunz counters with a stiff right hand.
Strunz lands a glancing blow to the side of Life's head.
Life thows a left - swing and a miss!
Life with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Strunz avoids the body shot from Life.
Strunz lands with a cross.
A big left from Strunz misses.
Strunz misses with the combination.
Strunz misses with an uppercut.
Strunz looks to land a right hand but Life moved out of range.
Strunz misses with a wild body shot.
Life throws a head kick that misses.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Life takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Strunz connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Life momentarily.
A lazy left from Life finds it's target.
Life throws a series of punches but Strunz moves out of range.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Strunz lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Life has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Life and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A solid body kick from Life.
A telegraphed right hand from Life misses the target.
Life avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Strunz throws the left hand but Life avoids the punch easily.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Life! But no joy.
Life pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Life is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Strunz.
Strunz avoids the head kick by Life.
Strunz misses with a hook.
Nice shot by Life.
The fighters circling - Life throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Life chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Strunz can pounce on him.
A telegraphed right hand from Life misses the target.
Strunz uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Life.
Strunz swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Life tries to work over Strunz's front leg with a kick but Strunz checks it.
Strunz is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Life slips a straight right by Strunz.
Life dips to his left and cracks Strunz with an uppercut!
Strunz throws a looping overhand right but Life ducks down to avoid it.
Life with a hook.
Strunz defending well as Life loads up on a big left hand.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Thug Life will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


A telegraphed right hand from Strunz misses the target.
Strunz takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Life steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Strunz.
Life uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Strunz.
Nice defenses there by Life.
Strunz throws a solid leg kick but Life takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Strunz.
Life lands a jab.
Strunz misses with a head kick.
A head kick from Life lands but Strunz takes it in his stride.
Life connects with a good right hand that stumbles Strunz. Strunz circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Life takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
A cross from Strunz lands.
Strunz waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Life.
Life jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A cross from Strunz lands.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Life lands with a hook. Strunz tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Life displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Strunz throws out the jab.
Life on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Strunz. Strunz obviously looking to wear him down.
Thug Life seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Nice defenses there by Strunz.
Strunz throws a hook to the side of Life's head but Life sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Life dips to his left and cracks Strunz with an uppercut!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Life throws a jab but it's blocked by Strunz.
Life misses with a low kick.
Life slips a jab from Strunz.
Life takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
A jab from Life misses.
Life misses with a hook to the body

and Strunz holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Life throws a head punch that misses.
Life misses with the head strike.
A short right from Life on the inside.
Life misses with a short punch on the inside.
Strunz lands with a light punch inside.
Life lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Strunz misses with a body punch.
Life misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A left hand lands to the body for Life.

Life breaks from the clinch.
Life connects with a nice looking jab.
Life with a nice cross.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Life misses with a hook. Strunz ducked under it nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Life throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Strunz does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
A slow jab from Strunz misses its intended target.
Life rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Strunz moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Strunz was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Strunz takes a jab right on the kisser.
Strunz lands with a cross.
Life throws a low kick but Strunz moves out of range easily.
Strunz is looking to counter punch.
The fighters circling - Strunz throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Life throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Life shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Strunz keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Life throws the kick towards the body but Strunz avoids it.
Sloppy strikes from Strunz. Those never looked like landing.
Strunz misses with a straight right.
Strunz lands a nice looking body shot.
A punch combination from Life misses.
Life lands a glancing blow to the side of Strunz's head.
Life misses the shot to the body.
It looked like Strunz wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Life throws a hook to the side of Strunz's head but Strunz sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Strunz tries a head kick but it misses.
Strunz misses with an uppercut. Life saw that one coming.
A telegraphed right hand from Strunz misses the target.
Life misses with a looping right.
Strunz swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Life avoids the body shot from Strunz.
Strunz tries to score with a low kick but Life moves his leg out of the way.
A punch lands to the side of Life 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Life looks to throw the jab but Strunz is out of range.
Strunz checks a leg kick.
Strunz is looking to counter punch.
Nice defenses there by Strunz.
That kick from Life tenderised Strunz's leg. Strunz is trying to keep his angry face on.
Life ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Strunz jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Strunz tries a low kick but Life avoids it.
A slow jab from Strunz misses its intended target.
Life misses with a looping right.
Strunz cracks Life with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Strunz tries to land a leg kick but Life saw it coming and moves away.
Strunz moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Life connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Life has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Life throws the left hand but Strunz avoids the punch easily.
Life ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Strunz throws a hook but Life blocks it.
Life connects with a body shot that sends Strunz's belly button to the back.
Life fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Strunz manages to avoid it.
Strunz seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Life shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Strunz eats them both and turns towards Life to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Strunz throws a hook to the side of Life's head but Life sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Strunz misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Life takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Life throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Strunz throws a hook but Life blocks it.
Strunz avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Life throws a lazy right hand but Strunz sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Strunz misses with a hook. Life ducked under it nicely.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Life throws a lazy uppercut
and Life takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Nice shot lands for Strunz.
Life works Strunz's body with a nice hook.
Life swings away with a leg kick that misses.
A punch combination from Life misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Thug Life showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
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!


Strunz throws the left hand but Life avoids the punch easily.
Life misses with a low kick as Strunz jumps back.
Strunz dodges the punch combination from Life.
It looked like Strunz wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Life's corner calls for a 1-2. Life obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Life throws a right and a left that both miss.
Life throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Life walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Strunz scores with a hook.
Strunz throws a leg kick that misses.
Strunz throws a hook but Life blocks it.
Strunz tries to bum rush Life with a series of wild strikes but Life uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Life chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Strunz swings for the body but Life moves out of range.
Life misses with an uppercut.
Strunz throws a hook but Life avoids it easily.
A jab from Life misses.
Strunz takes one to the chin there.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Strunz throws a good cross that connects.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Strunz swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Life lunges at Strunz with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Strunz's hand.
Life throws an overhand right that lands on Strunz's shoulder, as Strunz tries to avoid the shot.
Strunz staying out of range there.
A slow jab from Life misses its intended target.
Strunz fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Life is out of range.
Strunz pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Life fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Strunz on the side of the head.
Life throws out a powerful jab.
Strunz throws out a loose jab but Life uses good head movement to avoid it.
Life slips a jab and a cross from Strunz.
A head kick misses from Life.
Strunz throws a nice looking combination but Life bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Life throws a body punch but Strunz moves out of range.
Life misses with a few strikes there.
Strunz misses with a looping left.
Life swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Strunz swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Good work by Life as he checks the leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A big left from Strunz misses.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A telegraphed right hand from Strunz misses the target.
Strunz's corner calls for a 1-2. Strunz obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Strunz connects with a nice looking jab.
Life takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Strunz scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Life slips a straight right by Strunz.
Life lands a nice shot to the body.
Life looks to land a left hand but Strunz moved out of range nicely.
Strunz seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Bronko Strunz has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Life blocks a leg kick.
Life looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Strunz throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Life appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Life throws a hook to the side of Strunz's head but Strunz sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Life looks to land a left hand but Strunz moved out of range nicely.
Life blocks a jab.
Life misses with a body shot.
Good shot there by Life.
Strunz smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Strunz misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Life.
Life lands with an overhand left.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Strunz takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Life ducks under a wild hook from Strunz.
Life attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Life takes a swing at Strunz's ribcage but misses.
Life throws a series of punches but Strunz moves out of range.
As Life tries to get set, Strunz tries to push him back and clinch up but Life manages to avoid the attempt.
Strunz looks to land a left hand but Life moved out of range nicely.
Strunz misses with a straight left.
Strunz misses the shot to the body.
Life slips a jab from Strunz.
Strunz throws a body shot but no joy.
Life throws a body shot but no joy.
A jab from Strunz misses.
Strunz throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Strunz fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Life.
Good exchange - Life coming out on top.
Life misses with a low kick.
Life scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Life ducks right into an uppercut from Strunz.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Strunz misses with a leg kick.
A swing and a miss from Strunz.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A jab from Life misses.
Life misses with a body shot.
Life lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Strunz on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Life. Life obviously looking to wear him down.
Life swings for the body but Strunz moves out of range.
Strunz misses with a wild combination.
Life connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Strunz momentarily.
Life scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Strunz doesn't seem bothered though.
Life connects with a single shot there.
Life moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Life misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Strunz.
Life lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Strunz looks to land a right hand but Life moved out of range.
Strunz is looking to score with low kicks.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Thug Life.
Well Life has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Shigeki Sano scores the fight 27:30
Judge Yuuki Gou scores the fight 28:29
Judge Taro Takaoka scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Thug Life!

Thug Life decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.
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hype
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pop
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mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
92%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Adam Deadmarsh (ranked 852 p4p, 104 weight class) and Toshi Hijikata (ranked 1098 p4p, 139 weight class). Both fighters really staring each other down here, as Toshi Hijikata enters the cage!

173 cm
34
165 lbs
10 - 5 - 0
178 cm
28
159 lbs
15 - 7 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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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 10 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Adam Deadmarsh!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Toshi Hijikata!
The judges for this bout are Yukihiro Shimada, Shigeki Sano and Hirohito Nitta.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hijikata moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Hijikata walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Deadmarsh checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Deadmarsh comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Deadmarsh has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Guerrilla MMA in the buildup to the fight.
Deadmarsh misses with an uppercut
and Hijikata counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
A clash of legs there as Hijikata blocks the low kick.
A nice inside leg kick there by Hijikata. That's going to slow Deadmarsh down.
Deadmarsh keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Deadmarsh avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Deadmarsh takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Hijikata moves away from the strike by Deadmarsh.
Deadmarsh misses with a looping right.
Deadmarsh misses with a low kick.
Hijikata works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Deadmarsh lands a jab.
Deadmarsh thows a left - swing and a miss!
Deadmarsh backing away here, and Hijikata unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Deadmarsh avoids the body shot from Hijikata.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Deadmarsh will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Hijikata wants to land a leg kick but Deadmarsh is out of range.
Hijikata lands with a shot to the body.
Deadmarsh jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
A good leg kick by Hijikata.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hijikata throws a front kick aimed at Deadmarsh's knee but Deadmarsh avoids it well.
Hijikata pushes Deadmarsh away with a front kick.
Deadmarsh throws a shot from downtown. Hijikata moves away and avoids it.
A nice side step and Hijikata releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Hijikata has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Deadmarsh finds it's way round the side to connect with Hijikata's head.
Hijikata stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Deadmarsh.
Toshi Hijikata seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Deadmarsh avoids the head kick by Hijikata.
Hijikata tries to move into range but Deadmarsh moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Hijikata tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Deadmarsh was well out of range. Poor timing from Hijikata.
Hijikata throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Toshi Hijikata is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Deadmarsh connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Hijikata circles away from the clinch attempt
and Hijikata counters with a leg kick.
Deadmarsh listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Hijikata throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
It appears Deadmarsh was looking to counter with a kick there.
Hijikata throws a sloppy body shot
and Hijikata takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Hijikata.
A shot to the body from Hijikata misses

and Deadmarsh counters with a shoot takedown. Hijikata fights it but they end up in guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Deadmarsh postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Hijikata is trying to keep Deadmarsh in close.
Deadmarsh trying to control the position from guard on top but Hijikata is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Hijikata is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Deadmarsh lands a couple of digs.
Deadmarsh throws a big elbow that misses.
Deadmarsh throwing strikes from guard but Hijikata blocks nicely.
Hijikata has Deadmarsh pulled in close to control his posture.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Deadmarsh's corner. There ya go! There ya go!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Deadmarsh throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Hijikata works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Hijikata keeping moving, preventing Deadmarsh from controlling successfully.
Hijikata has control of Deadmarsh's left arm, preventing Deadmarsh from doing any damage.
Hijikata is trying to keep Deadmarsh in close.
Deadmarsh throwing strikes from guard but Hijikata blocks nicely.
Hijikata controlling Deadmarsh's posture.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Deadmarsh accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Deadmarsh working some strikes from top position.
Hijikata is pulling down on Deadmarsh's head. It's preventing any offense from Deadmarsh, at least for the moment.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Deadmarsh tries to free his leg and advance position but Hijikata is retaining full guard.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Deadmarsh's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Deadmarsh postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Hijikata trying to strike off his back.
Deadmarsh postures up.
Deadmarsh lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Deadmarsh wants to control from the top but Hijikata keeps moving.
Deadmarsh is looking to work some ground and pound but Hijikata has wrist control.
Hijikata is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Deadmarsh checks a low kick from Hijikata.
Hijikata is looking to land body kicks.
Hijikata throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
A low kick from Hijikata is predictable there
and Deadmarsh counters with a thumping low kick.
Deadmarsh scores with a nice body kick.
Nice defenses there by Deadmarsh.
Hijikata dips to his left and cracks Deadmarsh with an uppercut!
Hijikata is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Deadmarsh rather than just go for the knockout.
Hijikata attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Hijikata ducks under a wild hook from Deadmarsh.
Hijikata swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A jab from Deadmarsh finds it's way through Hijikata's defenses.
Toshi Hijikata seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Deadmarsh takes a swing at Hijikata's ribcage but misses.
Deadmarsh throws a low kick but it's checked well by Hijikata.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hijikata circles away from the clinch attempt.
A low kick from Hijikata misses

and Deadmarsh decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Hijikata's guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hijikata not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Deadmarsh won't allow Hijikata to get back to his feet.
Deadmarsh working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Deadmarsh wants to control from the top but Hijikata keeps moving.
Deadmarsh trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Deadmarsh working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Hijikata pulls Deadmarsh in close to his closed guard and prevents Deadmarsh from doing any damage or advancing position.
Hijikata is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Hijikata being controlled here, momentarily.
Deadmarsh stops Hijikata from standing up.
Hijikata has Deadmarsh pulled in close to control his posture.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Hijikata fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Deadmarsh is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Hijikata can do to turn this around?
A big right from Deadmarsh misses.
Hijikata tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Deadmarsh was well out of range. Poor timing from Hijikata.
Hijikata scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Hijikata gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Deadmarsh counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Hijikata slips a straight right by Deadmarsh.
Hijikata throws a nice inside leg kick.
Hijikata moves out of range of the strikes.
Deadmarsh misses with an attempted mid kick.
Deadmarsh throws a leg kick but Hijikata sees it coming and moves out of range.
A nice inside leg kick there by Hijikata. That's going to slow Deadmarsh down.
Deadmarsh moves out of range of the body kick.
Hijikata throws a nice outside leg kick.
Hijikata swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Deadmarsh connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Hijikata feints and then cracks Deadmarsh's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Deadmarsh down.
Hijikata slips a jab from Deadmarsh.
Deadmarsh ducks under a wild hook from Hijikata.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice body kick from Hijikata.
Deadmarsh wants to slow Hijikata down by chopping away at his legs.
Hijikata throws the kick towards the body but Deadmarsh avoids it.
Deadmarsh tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Hijikata throws a low kick but it's checked well by Deadmarsh.
Hijikata throws a nice head kick!
Deadmarsh is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Deadmarsh lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Deadmarsh throws an off balance right hand
and Hijikata counters with an outside leg kick.
A low kick from Hijikata is predictable there
letting Deadmarsh counter with a right hand.
Hijikata misses the shot to the body.
A bone on bone clash there as Hijikata blocks the leg kick.
Hijikata misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Deadmarsh.
Deadmarsh jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Hijikata fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Deadmarsh checks it well.
Deadmarsh throws a quick counter kick to the body but Hijikata avoids it.
Deadmarsh blocks a leg kick.
Hijikata doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Deadmarsh moves away from the strike by Hijikata.
Deadmarsh fires out a quick counter leg kick but Hijikata just manages to avoid it.
Deadmarsh connects with a body shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Deadmarsh takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hijikata throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Deadmarsh changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Hijikata just misses with a punch to the body.
Hijikata thumps Deadmarsh with a low kick.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Deadmarsh, as that shot connected.
Deadmarsh scores with a hook to the body. Hijikata takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Hijikata crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Deadmarsh - the referee stops the clock and Hijikata gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Deadmarsh. Hijikata manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Hijikata throws a leg kick
and Deadmarsh counters with a straight right hand.

Deadmarsh has managed to clinch.
Hijikata is trying to force a seperation but Deadmarsh has the dominant position.
Hijikata working hard to break the clinch.
Deadmarsh tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Hijikata's elbow.

Hijikata breaks from the clinch.
Hijikata is looking to score with low kicks.
Deadmarsh is looking to clinch but Hijikata is avoiding it.
Deadmarsh misses the shot to the body.
Deadmarsh keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Hijikata swats away the attempt to clinch by Deadmarsh.
Hijikata tries a quick counter leg kick but Deadmarsh is wise to it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Adam Deadmarsh will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!



Deadmarsh shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
Hijikata is looking for a sweep. Deadmarsh is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Deadmarsh missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Deadmarsh not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Hijikata is not content to let Deadmarsh control the position.
Deadmarsh missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hijikata trying to control from the bottom.
Adam Deadmarsh overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Deadmarsh is trying to control. Hijikata wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Deadmarsh is nestled in close to Hijikata, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Deadmarsh working over Hijikata with some ground and pound. Hijikata looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Hijikata is refusing to be controlled, as Deadmarsh sits in half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hijikata wants to control but Deadmarsh is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Deadmarsh slips a nice elbow through Hijikata's hands, connecting with Hijikata's forehead.
Deadmarsh lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Deadmarsh stops Hijikata from getting back to his feet.
Deadmarsh working Hijikata over with strikes.
Deadmarsh is thwarting Hijikata's attempts to control the position.
Hijikata blocking the ground and pound attempt from Deadmarsh.
Deadmarsh looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Hijikata with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Hijikata is doing well to avoid being mounted. He's controlling the position at the moment.
Deadmarsh landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hijikata is looking for a sweep. Deadmarsh is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Deadmarsh trying to pass the guard but Hijikata defending well.
Hijikata trying to control from the bottom.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hijikata is looking to improve his position.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Deadmarsh connects with a nice short shot to Hijikata's temple.
Hijikata blocking the ground and pound attempt from Deadmarsh.
Deadmarsh is thwarting Hijikata's attempts to control the position.
Deadmarsh throwing shots but Hijikata is blocking nicely.
Deadmarsh looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Hijikata with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Deadmarsh working Hijikata over with strikes.
The fighters are battling for position here. Hijikata manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Toshi Hijikata has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hijikata controls Deadmarsh momentarily but Deadmarsh frees himself.
Deadmarsh landing some decent shots from guard.
Hijikata not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Deadmarsh throwing strikes from guard but Hijikata blocks nicely.
Hijikata seems keen to control Deadmarsh's posture.

Hijikata working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Deadmarsh doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Deadmarsh manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Hijikata working a defensive guard here.
Deadmarsh postures up and lands a big shot to Hijikata's brow.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Deadmarsh missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Deadmarsh is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Deadmarsh pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Hijikata is keeping the position for now.
Deadmarsh lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Deadmarsh's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Hijikata is adopting a defensive guard.
Hijikata keeping moving, preventing Deadmarsh from controlling successfully.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

And that's the end of the fight!
Adam Deadmarsh showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Deadmarsh, winning every round. Will the judges agree? They are the ones who matter, even if they are often depressingly incompetent. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Adam Deadmarsh!

Adam Deadmarsh thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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hype
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pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
49%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Kazuka Fuujin (ranked 511 p4p, 27 weight class) and Tom Thomas (ranked 639 p4p, 32 weight class). Fuujin comes to the cage accompanied by a lot of Asian swag in this young man. Kazuka Fuujin has a significant reach advantage - let's see if he can make it count.

175 cm
39
146 lbs
22 - 13 - 0
160 cm
31
140 lbs
20 - 10 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Conviction

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kazuka Fuujin!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Tom Thomas!
The judges for this bout are Taro Takaoka, Kenichi Hosakawa and Shigeki Sano.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Thomas keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Fuujin.
Thomas lands a lovely overhand right.
A slow jab from Fuujin misses its intended target.
Thomas misses the shot to the body.
Kazuka Fuujin seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A chopping leg kick lands by Fuujin.
Fuujin thumps Thomas with a low kick.
Fuujin looks to throw the jab but Thomas is out of range.
Fuujin avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Thomas lands a body shot.
Fuujin looks to land a right hand but Thomas moved out of range.
Thomas lands a nice shot to the body.
Fuujin lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Thomas ducks under a wild hook from Fuujin.
Fuujin throws a sloppy body shot
and Thomas counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
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!
Jab, jab by Thomas - just one landing.
Fuujin gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Fuujin fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Thomas manages to avoid it.
Thomas swings for the body but Fuujin moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fuujin looks to score with a jab to the body but Thomas is just out of range.
Thomas cracks Fuujin with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Thomas swings for the body but Fuujin moves out of range.
A slow jab from Thomas misses its intended target.
Thomas misses with a straight left.
Fuujin connects with a good right hand that stumbles Thomas. Thomas circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Thomas swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Fuujin cracks Thomas with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Tom Thomas is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Fuujin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Fuujin lands a right hook to the body.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Fuujin.
Thomas ducks right into an uppercut from Fuujin.
Thomas tries to clinch but Fuujin is having none of it.
A little feinted left hand from Fuujin on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Fuujin drops his hands momentarily and Thomas takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Fuujin cracks Thomas with an open hand slap.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Fuujin misses with a body shot
and Thomas counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fuujin fails with the takedown.
Thomas misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Fuujin.
Fuujin has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Thomas swings widly with a right hand
and Fuujin counters with a straight right hand.
Fuujin throws a body kick that misses
and Thomas counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Thomas misses the jab.
Thomas throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Thomas avoids the body shot from Fuujin.
A leg kick checked by Thomas.
Fuujin uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Thomas.
Fuujin is looking to counter punch.
Fuujin lands with a slapping head kick.
Thomas misses with a straight left.
Thomas uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Fuujin.
Fuujin misses with a hook.
Thomas blocks a head kick by Fuujin.
Thomas misses with a looping left.
Fuujin slips a jab from Thomas.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Thomas is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Fuujin.
A big left from Thomas misses.
Thomas jabs Fuujin to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Thomas is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Fuujin had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Fuujin with a hook.
Fuujin falls off balance throwing a combination
and Thomas counters with a one-two to the body.
Fuujin bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Fuujin misses with a straight right.
Fuujin pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Fuujin slips under a jab.
Fuujin throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Thomas.
A leg kick checked by Thomas.
Fuujin connects with the punch.
Thomas defending well as Fuujin loads up on a big left hand.
No joy there for Thomas, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Thomas throws a right and a left that Fuujin avoids nicely.
Thomas throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Fuujin cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
A nice leg kick lands there from Fuujin.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fuujin lands a glancing blow to the side of Thomas's head.
A thudding body kick lands there by Fuujin!
Thomas throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Fuujin.
Fuujin with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Fuujin connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Fuujin misses with a hook
and Thomas counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Fuujin throws out a leg kick but Thomas moves out of range and Fuujin only half commits.
Fuujin jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Fuujin swings widly with a right hand
and Thomas counters with a stiff right hand.
Fuujin misses with a body shot.
Fuujin looks to score with a jab to the body but Thomas is just out of range.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Nice uppercut lands for Fuujin. That snapped Thomas's head back.
Thomas keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Thomas fails to land with a series of punches.
Fuujin connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Thomas's hands.
Fuujin connects with a high kick.
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 Kazuka Fuujin will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Thomas moves out of range as Fuujin throws a body kick.
Fuujin slips under a jab from Thomas.
Fuujin throws out a loose jab but Thomas uses good head movement to avoid it.
Fuujin uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Thomas.
Fuujin lands a nice looking body shot.
Thomas scores with a jab to the body.
Fuujin fails with a takedown attempt.
Thomas fails in his attempt to clinch.
Thomas throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Fuujin counters with a nice low kick that buckles Thomas's knee momentarily.
Fuujin swings for the body but Thomas moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A shot to the liver by Fuujin. Beautiful body shot.
Fuujin lands a nice hook to Thomas's body. Thomas takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Nice body punch from Fuujin.
Thomas throws an overhand right that lands on Fuujin's shoulder, as Fuujin tries to avoid the shot.
Thomas throws an off balance right hand
and Thomas takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Fuujin missing with a left hand there. Thomas was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fuujin throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Thomas counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Fuujin throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Fuujin takes one to the side of the head.
Fuujin ducks right into an uppercut from Thomas.
Thomas moves out of range of the leg kick from Fuujin.
Thomas swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Thomas swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Fuujin scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Thomas throws a right hand that misses
and Fuujin makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Thomas has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Fuujin finds it's way round the side to connect with Thomas's head.
Fuujin thows a left - swing and a miss!
Thomas throws out a counter right but Fuujin avoids it with no problem.
Fuujin is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Thomas cracks Fuujin with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Thomas lands a really nice looking cross but Fuujin seems unphased.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Fuujin walks into a left hand.
Fuujin bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Fuujin throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Fuujin misses with a straight right.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Thomas avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Fuujin tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Thomas is able to avoid easily.
Thomas slips a straight right by Fuujin.
Fuujin gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Thomas.
Fuujin throws a poor cross that misses
and Thomas counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Fuujin pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Thomas takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Kazuka Fuujin is winning the standup battle so far.
Fuujin misses the shot to the body.
Thomas lands a jab.
Fuujin's corner calls for a 1-2. Fuujin obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
A swing and a miss from Fuujin.
Thomas throws a sloppy body shot
and Fuujin cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Thomas throws a hook but Fuujin blocks it.
Thomas tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Fuujin was well out of range. Poor timing from Thomas.
Thomas throws a jab but it's blocked by Fuujin.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fuujin scores with a jab to the body.
Thomas fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Fuujin manages to avoid it.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Fuujin scores with a kick to the body.
Fuujin lands with a shot to the body.
Thomas throws an overhand right that lands on Fuujin's shoulder, as Fuujin tries to avoid the shot.
Thomas slips under a jab from Fuujin.
Thomas tries to counter by closing the distance.
Fuujin ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.

Fuujin looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Thomas!
Thomas wants to get back to his feet but Fuujin drags him back down.
Fuujin working away.
Thomas is looking to reverse the position.
Thomas is trying to escape the position but Fuujin is controlling the position.
Fuujin trying to control the action but Thomas is working from the bottom.
Fuujin working the head with strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
The referee tells the fighters to keep busy.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Thomas throws his opponent off and manages to get back to his feet! Nicely done!
Fuujin takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Fuujin fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Thomas has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Thomas gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Fuujin keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Thomas.
Thomas throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Fuujin throws a jab when Thomas was well out of range.
Nice body punch from Fuujin.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Thomas is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Thomas has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Fuujin slips a jab from Thomas.
Fuujin comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Kazuka Fuujin dominated that second round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! And we move into the final round!


An inside leg kick lands from Fuujin.
Fuujin throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Thomas loads up on a big right hand but Fuujin slips the punch.
Fuujin appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Thomas stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Fuujin.
Fuujin smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Fuujin scores with a jab.
Fuujin attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Good shot there by Thomas.
Fuujin throws a looping overhand right but Thomas ducks down to avoid it.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Thomas! But no joy.
Fuujin slips a straight right by Thomas.
Fuujin lands a jab to the head.
Fuujin throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Thomas stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Thomas misses with a left hand
and Fuujin cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Fuujin takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Fuujin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Thomas throws a looping overhand right but Fuujin ducks down to avoid it.
Thomas tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fuujin shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Thomas but Thomas pushes him off and we're back to square one.
A nice side step and Thomas releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Fuujin tries to land a leg kick but Thomas saw it coming and moves away.
Fuujin throws a lazy uppercut
and Thomas cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Thomas slips a straight right by Fuujin.
Fuujin throws a jab when Thomas was well out of range.
A lazy left from Fuujin finds it's target.
A looping hook to the body misses from Fuujin. Thomas does a little dance to reset his feet.
Fuujin throws a jab but it's blocked by Thomas.

Fuujin shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.

Thomas has one foot on Fuujin's thigh - he pushes off and manages to get back to his feet.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Fuujin takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Thomas slips under a jab from Fuujin.
Thomas is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Fuujin with a body shot.
Fuujin slips under a jab.
Fuujin is looking for a counter combo.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Thomas missing with a left hand there. Fuujin was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Thomas misses with a looping left.
Thomas is looking to slow Fuujin down with leg kicks.
Nice shot lands for Fuujin.
Thomas throws a shot from downtown. Fuujin moves away and avoids it.
Thomas uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Fuujin.
Fuujin missing with a left hand there. Thomas was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Thomas pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Thomas keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Fuujin.
A little jabbing left from Thomas on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Fuujin ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Thomas moves away.
Thomas fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Fuujin.
Fuujin fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Thomas is out of range.
Fuujin throws a big shot that misses.
Thomas tries to counter by closing the distance.
Thomas connects with a leg kick. Fuujin looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Thomas bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Thomas looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Thomas takes one on the button.
Fuujin takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Thomas tries to bum rush Fuujin with a series of wild strikes but Fuujin uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Fuujin throws a push kick but Thomas slaps the foot to one side.
Thomas scores with a jab. Fuujin acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Fuujin shoots in looking for a takedown but Thomas manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Fuujin's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Fuujin works the jab nicely.
Thomas avoids the body shot from Fuujin.
Thomas digs a good body shot into Fuujin's ribs.
Thomas looks to land a right hand but Fuujin moved out of range.
Thomas connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Thomas takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Thomas has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Fuujin.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Fuujin lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Thomas has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Thomas and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Fuujin looks to throw the jab but Thomas is out of range.
Fuujin misses with a body kick.
Fuujin throws a chopping leg kick but Thomas manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Fuujin blocks a jab.
Tom Thomas has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Thomas lands a nice shot that snaps Fuujin's head back.
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!
Fuujin lands a nice looking kick to the body. Thomas takes a step back to recover.
Thomas misses with an uppercut. Fuujin saw that one coming.
Fuujin misses with a takedown
and Thomas counters with a straight right hand.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Kazuka Fuujin. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Fuujin slips under a jab.
Fuujin keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Thomas.
Thomas scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Fuujin swings widly with a right hand
and Thomas counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Fuujin, as that shot connected.
Thomas lands with a shot to the body.
Thomas lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Thomas is looking to clinch.
Thomas throws a hook but Fuujin avoids it easily.
A little feinted left hand from Fuujin on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Nice defenses there by Fuujin.
Thomas swings and misses with a hook to the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Tom Thomas.
I think Fuujin has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Taro Takaoka scores the fight 29:28
Judge Kenichi Hosakawa scores the fight 29:28
Judge Shigeki Sano scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Kazuka Fuujin!

A victorious Kazuka Fuujin thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Rico Cole (ranked 500 p4p, 64 weight class) and Francis Fitzpatrick (ranked 631 p4p, 78 weight class). Cole comes to the cage accompanied by Gerardo's Rico Suave. Francis Fitzpatrick has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

182 cm
33
168 lbs
24 - 10 - 1
180 cm
30
165 lbs
25 - 17 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
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 24 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Rico Cole!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 17 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Francis Fitzpatrick!
The judges for this bout are Shigeki Sano, Yukihiro Yamamoto and Kenichi Hosakawa.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Fitzpatrick blocks the body kick.
Cole scores with a shot to the body.
Jab by Cole.
Cole misses the jab.
Cole looks to land a body kick but Fitzpatrick moved away.

Fitzpatrick clinches up with Cole and pushes him back against the cage.
Fitzpatrick throws an elbow that misses.
Fitzpatrick dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Cole tries to circle away but Fitzpatrick has him pinned against the cage.
Cole avoids a wild elbow strike from Fitzpatrick.
Fitzpatrick blocks a body shot from Cole.
With the fighters up against the cage, Fitzpatrick throws an elbow but misses.
Fitzpatrick looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
A short body shot lands from Fitzpatrick as the two fighters clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cole lands with a right to the head.
Fitzpatrick scores with an uppercut up the middle.

Cole breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Cole tried to score with a low kick but Fitzpatrick checks it.
Fitzpatrick wants to clinch up but Cole keeps it at a distance.
Fitzpatrick will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Cole misses with a leg kick
letting Fitzpatrick counter with a right hand.
Nice shot lands for Cole.
Cole takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Cole dodges the punch combination from Fitzpatrick.
Cole takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Cole is looking to score with low kicks.
Cole goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Cole throws a jab but it's blocked by Fitzpatrick.
Cole has been working on his boxing with his coaches at DOG HOUSE!! in the buildup to the fight.
Cole slips a jab from Fitzpatrick.
Some bone on bone action there as Fitzpatrick checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Jab, jab by Fitzpatrick - just one landing.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A nice inside leg kick there by Fitzpatrick. That's going to slow Cole down.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fitzpatrick slips a jab from Cole.
Fitzpatrick swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Cole throws a nice outside leg kick.
Cole thumps Fitzpatrick with a low kick.
Cole throws a solid leg kick but Fitzpatrick takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Cole.
Cole throws out a loose jab but Fitzpatrick uses good head movement to avoid it.
Cole keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A swing and a miss from Fitzpatrick.
Cole misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Cole takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Cole throws a shot to the body.
Cole moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Cole will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
A swing and a miss from Cole.
Fitzpatrick looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Cole swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Good work by Fitzpatrick as he checks the leg kick.
Fitzpatrick walks into a stiff left hand from Cole.
Fitzpatrick just misses with a punch to the body.
Cole pulls out of a head kick attempt.
A looping hook to the body misses from Cole. Fitzpatrick does a little dance to reset his feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fitzpatrick lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Rico Cole seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Cole wants to slow Fitzpatrick down by chopping away at his legs.
Fitzpatrick throws out a counter right but Cole avoids it with no problem.
Fitzpatrick fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Cole manages to avoid it.
A lazy left from Cole finds it's target.
Fitzpatrick ducks under a wild hook from Cole.
Cole ducks under a wild hook from Fitzpatrick.
Fitzpatrick misses with a right hand
and Cole cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Fitzpatrick throws a hook but Cole avoids it easily.
Cole throws a leg kick but Fitzpatrick sees it coming and moves out of range.
Cole misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Cole throws the left hand but Fitzpatrick avoids the punch easily.
Cole throws a leg kick that is checked
and Fitzpatrick counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Fitzpatrick lands with a shot to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Fitzpatrick swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Cole.

Cole is rocked!
Fitzpatrick bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Oh Cole is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Fitzpatrick misses with a lunging right hand
letting Cole counter with a right hand.
Cole seems to have got his legs back now.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fitzpatrick throws a body shot but no joy.
Cole lands with a shot to the body.
Cole wants to slow Fitzpatrick down by chopping away at his legs.
Fitzpatrick fails in his attempt to clinch.
Cole listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Fitzpatrick looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Cole looked to counter with a high kick but didn't commit.
Cole swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Fitzpatrick throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Nice shot lands for Cole.
Fitzpatrick on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Cole. Cole obviously looking to wear him down.
Cole swings and misses with a shot to the body

and Fitzpatrick moves into the clinch.
Cole can't find room to land a body shot as Fitzpatrick controls the action.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Cole misses with a punch on the inside.
Cole blocks an elbow strike from Fitzpatrick.
Cole lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Fitzpatrick backwards.

Cole pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Fitzpatrick tries to clinch but fails miserably
letting Cole counter with a right hand.
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 Rico Cole will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Cole misses with an uppercut. Fitzpatrick saw that one coming.
Fitzpatrick is looking to clinch.

Fitzpatrick closes the distance and clinches.
Fitzpatrick blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Fitzpatrick scores with a shoulder strike.
Fitzpatrick throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.

Cole manages to break the clinch.
Cole swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Fitzpatrick.
Fitzpatrick throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Fitzpatrick throws out a loose jab but Cole uses good head movement to avoid it.
Fitzpatrick misses with a looping right.
Fitzpatrick misses with a body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cole takes a swing at Fitzpatrick's ribcage but misses.
Fitzpatrick tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Cole was well out of range. Poor timing from Fitzpatrick.
Cole is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Cole does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Cole uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Fitzpatrick.
Cole on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.

Fitzpatrick moves into the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Cole's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Fitzpatrick checks the leg kick.
Fitzpatrick just misses with a punch to the body.
Nice shot lands for Fitzpatrick.
Cole shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Cole throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Fitzpatrick tries to counter by closing the distance.
Cole is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Cole blocks a jab.
That kick from Cole tenderised Fitzpatrick's leg. Fitzpatrick is trying to keep his angry face on.
Nice shot lands for Cole.
Cole misses with a leg kick
enabling Fitzpatrick to counter with a crisp jab.
Fitzpatrick staying out of range there.
Fitzpatrick defending well as Cole loads up on a big left hand.
Cole on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Cole looks to land a right hand but Fitzpatrick moved out of range.
Fitzpatrick throws a body shot but no joy.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Fitzpatrick misses with a straight left.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Cole swings for the body but Fitzpatrick moves out of range.
Fitzpatrick rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Cole moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Fitzpatrick ducks under a wild hook from Cole.
Cole throws a leg kick but Fitzpatrick sees it coming and moves out of range.
Rico Cole is winning the standup battle so far.
Cole tries to bum rush Fitzpatrick with a series of wild strikes but Fitzpatrick uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Fitzpatrick with a nice cross.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Cole throws a leg kick which misses Fitzpatrick's front leg but catches the back leg as Fitzpatrick tries to avoid it.
Fitzpatrick misses with a body shot.
Fitzpatrick slips under a jab from Cole.
Fitzpatrick lands with a straight right. Cole didn't see that one coming.

Fitzpatrick clinches with his opponent.
Francis Fitzpatrick seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Fitzpatrick lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Cole backwards.
Fitzpatrick lands with a short shot to the head.
Fitzpatrick lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole connects with a leg kick. Fitzpatrick looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Cole keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Cole misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Fitzpatrick.
Fitzpatrick misses with an uppercut. Cole saw that one coming.
Fitzpatrick swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Cole throws the left hand but Fitzpatrick avoids the punch easily.
Fitzpatrick takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Fitzpatrick lands with a hook. Cole tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Cole stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Cole uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Fitzpatrick.
Cole throws a push kick but Fitzpatrick slaps the foot to one side.
Cole scores with a shot to the body.
Cole throws the left hand but Fitzpatrick avoids the punch easily.
Fitzpatrick thuds a left hand into Cole's body.
Fitzpatrick fakes a head shot and lands one 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!

Fitzpatrick rushes Cole and presses him up against the cage.
Fitzpatrick lands an elbow just above Cole 's eye.

It looks like Rico Cole has been cut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fitzpatrick lands an elbow inside that Cole shrugs off.
Cole blocks an elbow strike from Fitzpatrick.
Fitzpatrick misses with some punches.
A shot in the inside from Cole.
Fitzpatrick swings away with an uppercut that misses.

Cole breaks the clinch.
Fitzpatrick is looking to clinch.
Cole will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Cole wants to land a leg kick but Fitzpatrick is out of range.
Fitzpatrick takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Fitzpatrick thuds his right hand into Cole's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Fitzpatrick checks a leg kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A decent looking cross lands there for Cole.
Cole jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Cole scores with a head kick. Fitzpatrick tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Cole takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Francis Fitzpatrick showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Rico Cole's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Fitzpatrick looks to land a right hand but Cole moved out of range.
Cole tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Fitzpatrick was well out of range. Poor timing from Cole.
Fitzpatrick throws a big shot that misses.
A jab from Fitzpatrick misses.
Cole throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Fitzpatrick doesn't manage to clinch there - Cole circles away.
Fitzpatrick throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Fitzpatrick misses with a shot to the body
and Cole counters with a slapping leg kick.
Fitzpatrick steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Cole.
Good standup being displayed there by Cole as he connects with a hook.
Fitzpatrick moves out of range of the leg kick from Cole.
Fitzpatrick tries to counter by closing the distance.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fitzpatrick throws the left hand but Cole avoids the punch easily.
Fitzpatrick takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Fitzpatrick looks to land a combination but Cole avoids it well.
It looked like Cole wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Fitzpatrick misses with an uppercut. Cole saw that one coming.
A quick step to the side and Cole tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Cole takes one on the button.
A jab from Cole misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole cracks a nice hook into Fitzpatrick's ribs.
Cole lands a nice shot to the body.
Cole dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Fitzpatrick. That did some damage!
Cole slips a jab from Fitzpatrick.
Cole throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Cole is looking to slow Fitzpatrick down with leg kicks.
Cole loads up on a big right hand but Fitzpatrick slips the punch.
A little jabbing left from Fitzpatrick on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Cole throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Fitzpatrick stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Nice defenses there by Cole.
Cole on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Fitzpatrick throws a body punch but Cole moves out of range.
Fitzpatrick just manages to avoid a counter high kick fromCole.
A looping hook to the body misses from Fitzpatrick. Cole does a little dance to reset his feet.
Cole rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Fitzpatrick moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Cole slips under a jab.
Cole keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Cole cracks a nice hook into Fitzpatrick's ribs.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Fitzpatrick uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Cole.
Fitzpatrick throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Cole cracks Fitzpatrick with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Nice body punch from Fitzpatrick.
Fitzpatrick waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Cole.
Fitzpatrick has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Cole.
A big left from Fitzpatrick misses.
Fitzpatrick lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Cole at a distance.
Cole uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Fitzpatrick.
Fitzpatrick thuds his right hand into Cole's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Fitzpatrick swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Cole has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Fitzpatrick finds it's way round the side to connect with Cole's head.
Cole throws a low kick but it's checked well by Fitzpatrick.
Cole throws a half hearted mid kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole lands a glancing blow to the side of Fitzpatrick's head.
Cole uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Fitzpatrick.
Cole lands a really nice looking cross but Fitzpatrick seems unphased.
Cole takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.

Fitzpatrick rushes Cole and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Cole can't find room to land a body shot as Fitzpatrick controls the action.
Fitzpatrick creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Cole's defenses.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Cole.
Fitzpatrick lands a body shot.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Fitzpatrick has a couple of punches blocked by Cole.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Cole.

Cole breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Fitzpatrick looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Fitzpatrick throws out a loose jab but Cole uses good head movement to avoid it.
Cole misses with a hook.
Fitzpatrick connects with a jab.

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!
Cole slips under a jab from Fitzpatrick.
Cole swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.

Fitzpatrick closes the distance and clinches.
Fitzpatrick tries to throw a body punch but Cole avoids it by throwing Fitzpatrick back against the cage.
Fitzpatrick's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Fitzpatrick tries to work over Cole's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Cole misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Fitzpatrick has a couple of punches blocked by Cole.
Fitzpatrick blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Fitzpatrick fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Fitzpatrick lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A left hand lands to the body for Cole.
Fitzpatrick lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.

Cole manages to break the clinch.

Fitzpatrick moves into the clinch.
A short uppercut from Fitzpatrick.
Cole wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Cole misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Fitzpatrick.
Nice body punch from Cole.

And that's the end of the fight!
Francis Fitzpatrick comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Fitzpatrick has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Shigeki Sano scores the fight 28:29
Judge Yukihiro Yamamoto scores the fight 28:29
Judge Kenichi Hosakawa scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Francis Fitzpatrick!

Francis Fitzpatrick spent the whole post fight interview bigging himself up. It didn't go down that well with the fans after a while as they thought it was a bit arrogant.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Hugh Moors (ranked 279 p4p, 40 weight class) and Ludo Van Veen (ranked 319 p4p, 43 weight class). Van Veen is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Give it ALL. Hugh Moors is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples... Tweaking his own nipples that is.

182 cm
33
175 lbs
13 - 2 - 0
185 cm
32
174 lbs
23 - 10 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight 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 St Petersburg, Hugh Moors!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Ludo Van Veen!
The judges for this bout are Shirou Masuda, Hirohito Nitta and Yuuki Gou.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A big right from Van Veen misses.
Nice body kick from Van Veen.
Moors uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Van Veen.
Van Veen fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Moors on the side of the head.
Van Veen scores with a jab. Moors acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
A jab from Van Veen does it's job there.
Van Veen digs a good body shot into Moors's ribs.
Van Veen thows a body kick. Moors tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Van Veen thuds his right hand into Moors's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Ludo Van Veen seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Van Veen turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Moors uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Van Veen.
Moors moves forwards but Van Veen connects with a nice, crisp jab.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Moors avoids the head kick by Van Veen.
A little feinted left hand from Moors on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Van Veen connects with a leg kick. Moors looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Van Veen swings widly with a right hand

and Moors counters with a nice right hand that sends Van Veen toppling to the canvas! Van Veen scrambles and gets back to his feet - can Moors finish him?!
Van Veen waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Moors.
Moors half committed to a counter leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Van Veen keeps the fight on the outside.
Van Veen swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Van Veen digs a good hook to Moors's body.
Van Veen rushes in with a sloppy looking punch

and Moors counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Moors.
Moors doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Moors keeps control of Van Veen as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Van Veen blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Moors swings wildly with an uppercut but Van Veen uses good head movement to avoid it.
Moors goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

Van Veen pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Van Veen fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Moors manages to avoid it.
Van Veen turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Van Veen swings and misses with a shot to the body
enabling Moors to counter with a crisp jab.
Good exchange - Van Veen coming out on top.
Van Veen dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Van Veen clobbers Moors with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Van Veen smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
The fight stays on the outside here - Moors looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Van Veen misses with a wild body shot.
Moors walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Van Veen throws a head kick but Moors moves out of range.
Moors swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Van Veen throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

Moors instigates a clinch.
Moors blocks a body shot from Van Veen.
Moors prevents a body shot from Van Veen.
Van Veen blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Moors swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Van Veen tries to break free but Moors pushes him back against the cage.
Van Veen lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Moors or not.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Moors.
A short right from Van Veen on the inside.
Moors misses with some punches.
Van Veen doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Moors tries to throw a body punch but Van Veen avoids it by throwing Moors back against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Moors misses with a shot to the kidneys.

Van Veen manages to break the clinch.
Van Veen with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Van Veen bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Van Veen scores with a shot to the body.
Moors's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Van Veen connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Moors scrambles back to his feet.
Van Veen avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Some wild striking there from Van Veen.
Nice cross by Van Veen.
Van Veen misses the jab.
Van Veen thows a left - swing and a miss!
Moors ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
It looked like Moors wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Van Veen lands a nice shot to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Van Veen throws a solid leg kick but Moors takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Van Veen.
Moors was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Van Veen connects with a body shot.
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!
Van Veen scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Moors moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Van Veen loads up on a big right hand but Moors slips the punch.
Moors was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Moors tries to clinch up.

Moors moves into the clinch.
Van Veen misses with some punches.
Moors misses with a punch to the body.
Van Veen tries to throw a body punch but Moors avoids it by throwing Van Veen back against the cage.
Moors lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Van Veen.
Van Veen's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Van Veen lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.

Van Veen breaks the clinch.
Moors needs to keep his hands up - Van Veen had a free shot at his head there.
A lazy left from Van Veen finds it's target.
Moors tries to clinch up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ludo Van Veen dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Van Veen waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Moors.
Moors has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Moors there as he acknowledges the shot.
Van Veen lands a nice looking body shot.
Moors stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Van Veen.
Moors walks into a jab.
Moors avoids a kick to the body.
Moors blocks a jab.
Van Veen misses with a head kick.

Moors has managed to clinch.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Moors.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Moors tries to work over Van Veen's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Moors is leaning against Van Veen and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Van Veen working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Van Veen throws a head punch that misses.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Van Veen in the fight. On paper you would think he is the more dominant ground fighter so let's see if these unusual tactics pay off.
Van Veen is trying to break free.
Moors scores with an uppercut up the middle.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Van Veen misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Van Veen lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Van Veen.
Van Veen throws a punch but it's blocked by Moors.
Moors blocking some punches.
A head punch on the inside from Van Veen fails to land.
Van Veen takes a shot to the head.
Van Veen tries a body shot but Moors blocks it.

Moors manages to break the clinch.
Van Veen lunges at Moors with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Moors's hand.
Moors defending well as Van Veen loads up on a big left hand.
A quick step to the side and Moors tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Moors moves out of range of the strikes.
An attempted straight right counter from Moors misses the target.
Van Veen connects with a body shot that sends Moors's belly button to the back.
Van Veen has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Van Veen misses the shot to the body.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Van Veen.
A big left from Van Veen misses.
Moors takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Van Veen throws out a loose jab but Moors uses good head movement to avoid it.
Moors moves out of range as Van Veen strikes.
An attempted straight right counter from Moors misses the target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Good standup being displayed there by Van Veen as he connects with a hook.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Moors attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Moors moves out of range of the strikes.

Moors has closed the distance and engaged Van Veen in a clinch.
Moors lands an uppercut.
Moors doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Van Veen throws a head punch that misses.
Moors scores with a shoulder strike.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Moors misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Moors misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Van Veen gets through Moors's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Moors can't find room to land a body shot as Van Veen controls the action.
Van Veen struggles to land a body shot inside as Moors controls his hands.
A short body shot lands from Moors as the two fighters clinch.
Moors lands a nice uppercut.
Van Veen blocks an uppercut.

Moors breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Van Veen pivots, looking for a leg kick but Moors is out of range and Van Veen settles back down.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Van Veen thuds a left hand into Moors's body.
Moors slips under a jab.
Moors is looking to counter punch.
Van Veen looks to throw the jab but Moors is out of range.
Moors jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Moors is looking to clinch.
Van Veen misses with a lunging right hand
and Van Veen takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Hugh Moors has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Van Veen cracks Moors with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Ludo Van Veen seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Van Veen throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Van Veen tries to work over Moors's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Van Veen gets through Moors's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Van Veen misses with a body punch.
Moors tries a body shot but Van Veen blocks it.
Van Veen lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Moors tries to throw a body punch but Van Veen avoids it by throwing Moors back against the cage.
Moors blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Van Veen tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Moors's elbow.
Hugh Moors has scored more points in the clinch so far.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Van Veen's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Moors misses with some punches.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Moors lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Van Veen blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Moors blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Van Veen misses with a hook from the clinch.
Moors misses with a short punch on the inside.
Good body shot from Moors.
A short right from Van Veen on the inside.
Moors doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Van Veen wants to break the clinch but can't.

Van Veen breaks the clinch.
Van Veen takes a swing at Moors's ribcage but misses.
Moors is looking to clinch.
Moors tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
A looping hook to the body misses from Van Veen. Moors does a little dance to reset his feet.

Moors takes the fight into the clinch.
Moors lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Van Veen.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ludo Van Veen showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


Van Veen swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Moors.
A chopping leg kick lands by Van Veen.
Van Veen lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Moors is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Moors tries to close the distance and clinch up but Van Veen swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Van Veen throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Moors sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Moors was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Moors looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Van Veen tries to land a front kick but Moors steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Moors slips under a jab from Van Veen.
Van Veen moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Van Veen getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Moors tries to clinch up but Van Veen circles away and keeps his distance.
Van Veen looks to land a right hand but Moors moved out of range.
Moors is looking to counter punch.
Van Veen lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Van Veen throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Van Veen throws a sloppy body shot

and Moors counters with a nice right hand that sends Van Veen toppling to the canvas! Van Veen scrambles and gets back to his feet - can Moors finish him?!

Van Veen is rocked!
Moors walks into a left hand.
Van Veen is still on wobbly legs! Can Moors finish him?
Van Veen wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Van Veen misses with a wild body shot.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Moors is looking to clinch but Van Veen is avoiding it.
Van Veen seems to have recovered his senses.
Moors tries to clinch but Van Veen moves out of range.
Moors ducks under a wild hook from Van Veen.
An attempted straight right counter from Moors misses the target.
Van Veen throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Moors scores with a counter punch that sends Van Veen to the canvas! Moors smells blood - he's punishing Van Veen with more strikes and the ref has stopped it! Van Veen has no idea where he is - he's tackled the ref... oh dear, poor guy, the crowd is in hysterics!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:40 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Hugh Moors!
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FIGHT
RATING
85%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Kai Yamaguchi (ranked 197 p4p, 30 weight class) and Fujii Yusuke (ranked 286 p4p, 35 weight class). Yamaguchi comes to the cage accompanied by Yama Yama. Kai Yamaguchi had a look across the cage there at his opponent. He definitely means business

176 cm
33
160 lbs
29 - 9 - 1
178 cm
33
160 lbs
16 - 5 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
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 29 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Kai Yamaguchi!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Fujii Yusuke!
The judges for this bout are Ren Mimura, Yukihiro Shimada and Sosuke Kotani.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Yamaguchi misses with a leg kick.
Yusuke 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.

Yamaguchi gets caught napping as Yusuke dives in and scores a takedown. Yamaguchi manages to retain guard.

Yamaguchi has butterfly guard. He's looking to stand up here. He pushes Yusuke off him and springs to his feet nicely. The crowd applauds.
Yamaguchi throws a shot from downtown. Yusuke moves away and avoids it.
Fujii Yusuke seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A clash of legs there as Yamaguchi blocks the low kick.
Yamaguchi throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Yusuke shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Yusuke scores with a nice head shot.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Yamaguchi will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Yusuke throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Yamaguchi throws a leg kick
and Yusuke counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Yusuke turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
A thudding body kick lands there by Yamaguchi!
Yamaguchi bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jab by Yusuke.
Yamaguchi lets loose with a powerful body kick. Yusuke will feel that in the morning.
Yusuke checks the leg kick nicely there.
Yusuke cracks Yamaguchi with a good jab.
Yamaguchi takes a swing at Yusuke's ribcage but misses.
Yusuke cracks the inside of Yamaguchi's front leg.
Yusuke misses with a low kick.
Good work by Yusuke as he checks the leg kick.
A lazy left from Yamaguchi finds it's target.
Yamaguchi on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Yusuke connects with an inside leg kick.
Yusuke lands a head shot.
Yusuke dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Yamaguchi. That did some damage!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Yamaguchi throws a body kick that misses.
Yamaguchi defending well as Yusuke loads up on a big left hand.
Yusuke walks forward, straight into a front kick from Yamaguchi.
Yusuke misses with a looping left.
Yusuke slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Yusuke looks to land a left hand but Yamaguchi moved out of range nicely.
Yusuke jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Yusuke throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Yusuke.
Yamaguchi connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Yusuke shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Yamaguchi sprawls well. Yamaguchi wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Yusuke gets slowly back to his feet.
Yamaguchi misses with an uppercut.
Yusuke feints the counter takedown.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Yamaguchi fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Yamaguchi misses the jab.
Good exchange - Yusuke coming out on top.
Yusuke misses with a hook to the body
and Yamaguchi counters with a stiff right hand.
Yusuke throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Yusuke swings for the body but Yamaguchi moves out of range.
Yamaguchi swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Yusuke moves out of range of the leg kick from Yamaguchi.
Yusuke throws a counter combo.

Yusuke has managed to clinch.
Yusuke blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Yusuke blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Yusuke misses with the head strike.
Yusuke has Yamaguchi pressed against the cage.
Yamaguchi has a couple of punches blocked by Yusuke.
Yamaguchi lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Yusuke misses with a body punch.
Yamaguchi misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yamaguchi lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Yusuke stalling the fight.
Yusuke misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Yamaguchi 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!
Yusuke blocking some punches.
Yusuke misses with the head strike.
Yamaguchi blocking some punches.
Yamaguchi working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Yusuke goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Yamaguchi tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Yusuke blocks a body shot from Yamaguchi.
Stalling in the clinch from Yusuke.
Yamaguchi doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Yamaguchi swings wildly with an uppercut but Yusuke uses good head movement to avoid it.
Yusuke misses with the head strike.
Yusuke lands an uppercut.
A short right from Yusuke on the inside.
Yamaguchi swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Yamaguchi lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Yamaguchi digs a right hand underneath Yusuke's ribcage. Yusuke let out a lung full of air as it connected.
A hook to the body from Yusuke.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Fujii Yusuke will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Yamaguchi takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Yamaguchi half committed to a counter leg kick.
A thudding body kick lands there by Yamaguchi!
Yamaguchi connects with a solid leg kick.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Yusuke!
Yusuke fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Yamaguchi is out of range.
Yamaguchi throws a body punch but Yusuke moves out of range.
Yusuke misses with a body shot.
Yusuke takes one to the side of the head.
Yusuke throws a push kick but Yamaguchi slaps the foot to one side.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Yusuke swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Yusuke ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Danga de danga de dang - Yusuke scores with a four punch combination!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Yusuke lands a right hook to the body.
Yusuke ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Yamaguchi moves away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yamaguchi slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Yusuke throws the left hand but Yamaguchi avoids the punch easily.
Yamaguchi is looking to counter punch.
Yusuke throws a push kick but Yamaguchi slaps the foot to one side.
Yamaguchi slips under a jab from Yusuke.
Yamaguchi thows a left - swing and a miss!
Fujii Yusuke seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Yamaguchi keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Yusuke throws a series of punches but Yamaguchi avoids them all with ease.
Yamaguchi digs a good hook to Yusuke's body.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Yusuke, as that shot connected.
Yusuke feints and then cracks Yamaguchi's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Yamaguchi down.
Yamaguchi throws a wild body kick that Yusuke sees coming a mile off.
Yusuke moves out of range of the body kick from Yamaguchi.
A looping hook to the body misses from Yamaguchi. Yusuke does a little dance to reset his feet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Yusuke scores with a kick to the body.
Yusuke wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Yamaguchi uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Yusuke.
Yamaguchi is looking to counter punch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Yusuke avoids a kick to the body.
Yusuke with the counter takedown but Yamaguchi avoids it easily.
Yusuke walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Yamaguchi swinging wildly here.
Yusuke fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Yusuke throws a nice inside leg kick.
Yusuke misses the shot to the body.
Yamaguchi takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Yusuke lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Yusuke misses with the combination.
Yamaguchi throws a body punch but Yusuke moves out of range.
Yusuke throws a nice looking combination but Yamaguchi bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Yamaguchi is looking to counter punch.
Yusuke just misses with a punch to the body.
Yusuke throws a right and a left that both miss.
Yusuke is looking to score with low kicks.
Yamaguchi is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Yusuke staying out of range there.
Yusuke misses with a takedown attempt
and Yusuke takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Yusuke wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Yamaguchi moves out of range of the strikes.
Yamaguchi ducks under a wild hook from Yusuke.
A jab from Yusuke misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yamaguchi throws a lazy body kick
and Yamaguchi takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Yusuke lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Jab by Yamaguchi.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A big right from Yusuke misses.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Yamaguchi.
A clash of legs there as Yamaguchi blocks the low kick.
Yusuke looks to throw a body kick
letting Yamaguchi counter with a right hand.
Yamaguchi checks a leg kick nicely.
Yusuke slips under a jab.
Yamaguchi throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Yamaguchi pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Yamaguchi walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Yusuke looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Fujii Yusuke showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!


Yamaguchi throws a good cross that connects.
Yusuke fails with the takedown.
Yusuke scores with a hook to the body. Yamaguchi takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Yamaguchi tries to work over Yusuke's front leg with a kick but Yusuke checks it.
A shot to the liver by Yusuke. Beautiful body shot.
Yamaguchi scores with a crisp jab that stopped Yusuke in his tracks.
A slow jab from Yusuke misses its intended target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A big right from Yamaguchi misses.
A leg kick checked by Yamaguchi.
A little feinted left hand from Yamaguchi on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Yusuke throws a predictable looking body shot
and Yamaguchi counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Yamaguchi throws out a token jab with nothing on it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yusuke misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Yusuke tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
The crowd cheers as Yusuke lands an impressive looking overhand right. Yamaguchi doesn't seem phased though.
A slapping leg kick lands for Yamaguchi.
Yamaguchi misses with a body kick.
Kai Yamaguchi is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Yusuke uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Yamaguchi.
Yamaguchi displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Yusuke throws out the jab.
Yusuke throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Yamaguchi wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
A head kick misses from Yamaguchi.
A looping hook to the body misses from Yusuke. Yamaguchi does a little dance to reset his feet.
Yusuke wants to slow Yamaguchi down by chopping away at his legs.
Yamaguchi misses with a wild body shot.
Yamaguchi swings for the body but Yusuke moves out of range.
Yusuke swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Kai Yamaguchi has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Yusuke is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Yamaguchi scores with a nice strike.
Yamaguchi moves away from the strike by Yusuke.
Yusuke getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Yusuke misses with a kick to the body.
Yusuke misses with a takedown attempt
and Yamaguchi counters with a straight right hand.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Yusuke scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Yusuke shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Yamaguchi as he avoids it easily.
Kai Yamaguchi has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Fujii Yusuke.
The fighters circling - Yusuke throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Yamaguchi blocks a low kick nicely.
Yusuke dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Yamaguchi keeps Yusuke at a distance using the push kick.
Yamaguchi misses with a body kick.
Yusuke lands a nice shot that snaps Yamaguchi's head back.
Yamaguchi loads up on a big right hand but Yusuke slips the punch.
Yusuke throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Yusuke slips under a jab.
Yamaguchi scores with a decent looking hook.
Yamaguchi connects with an inside leg kick.
A lazy left from Yamaguchi finds it's target.
Yamaguchi listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Yusuke ducks under a wild hook from Yamaguchi.
Yamaguchi throws out a powerful jab.

Yusuke is rocked!
Yamaguchi is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
The fighters circling - Yusuke throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Yusuke is still on wobbly legs! Can Yamaguchi finish him?
Yamaguchi closes the distance and lands a vicious right hand that drops Yusuke! Yamaguchi dives in looking to finish! Yusuke is still trying to defend himself but he's taking too many shots and the referee has no choice but to stop the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:09 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Kai Yamaguchi!
An out of breath Kai Yamaguchi 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 middleweight MMA rules bout between Rauta Kansleri (ranked 277 p4p, 40 weight class) and Joe Smith (ranked 290 p4p, 43 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Kansleri might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to U.D.O. - Heart of Gold. Both fighter's entrance songs getting the crowd jumping here.

192 cm
33
193 lbs
28 - 13 - 0
183 cm
27
194 lbs
16 - 7 - 2
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Rauta Kansleri!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 7 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Joe Smith!
The judges for this bout are Yukihiro Yamamoto, Tatsuya Matsuyama and Hirohito Nitta.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kansleri misses with a jab, cross combination.
Kansleri throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Smith unleashes a big counter combination but Kansleri bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Kansleri wants to land a leg kick but Smith is out of range.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Kansleri, as that shot connected.
Smith has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Kansleri staying out of range there.
Kansleri throws a nice inside leg kick.
Kansleri throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kansleri takes one to the chin there.
Kansleri takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Smith takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Kansleri avoids the body shot from Smith.
Kansleri just misses with a punch to the body.
Kansleri turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Rauta Kansleri seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kansleri just misses with a punch to the body.
Smith ducks right into an uppercut from Kansleri.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Smith blocks the body kick.
A solid leg kick lands there for Smith.
Smith wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Kansleri keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kansleri throws a low kick but it's checked well by Smith.
Kansleri takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kansleri pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Smith looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
A clash of legs there as Smith blocks the low kick.
Kansleri fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Smith has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Kansleri takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Kansleri connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Kansleri gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Smith jabs Kansleri to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Some wild striking there from Kansleri.
Kansleri keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kansleri appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Kansleri misses with a lunging right hand
and Smith counters with a right hand to the body.
Kansleri fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Smith manages to avoid it.
Smith throws a chopping leg kick but Kansleri manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Kansleri misses with an attempted mid kick.
Smith tests Kansleri's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Kansleri fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Smith checks it well.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kansleri connects with a good right hand that stumbles Smith. Smith circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Kansleri swings for the body but Smith moves out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Smith looks to land a right hand but Kansleri moved out of range.
Kansleri swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
A jab from Kansleri misses.
Smith looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Smith throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Kansleri stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Kansleri takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Smith throws a nice inside leg kick.
A jab from Smith does it's job there.
Kansleri throws a body shot but no joy.
Kansleri misses the shot to the body.
Kansleri avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Kansleri throws a nice outside leg kick.
Kansleri gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Kansleri takes a swing at Smith's ribcage but misses.
Kansleri avoids the body shot from Smith.
As Smith backs away, Kansleri returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Kansleri throws a hook to the side of Smith's head but Smith sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A swing and a miss from Smith.
Kansleri ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Smith moves away.
Smith displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Kansleri throws out the jab.
Smith scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Kansleri works the jab nicely.
Smith uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Kansleri.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice shot lands for Smith.
Smith throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Good standup being displayed there by Kansleri as he connects with a hook.
Kansleri throws out a loose jab but Smith uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kansleri throws a head kick but Smith moves out of range.
Smith cracks a nice hook into Kansleri's ribs.
Kansleri misses with an uppercut.
Kansleri looks to score with a jab to the body but Smith is just out of range.
Smith let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
A low kick from Kansleri misses
letting Smith counter with a right hand.
Kansleri thows a left - swing and a miss!
Good work by Smith as he checks the leg kick.
Kansleri throws a leg kick but Smith moved away.
Smith feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Kansleri's calf.
Kansleri's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Smith connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Kansleri scrambles back to his feet.
Smith misses with a straight right.
A jab from Kansleri finds it's way through Smith's defenses.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Smith connects with an inside leg kick.
A nice leg kick lands there from Smith.
Kansleri blocks a leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Smith blocks a leg kick.
Kansleri bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Kansleri avoids a kick to the body.
Kansleri throws a hook to the side of Smith's head but Smith sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Smith on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Kansleri uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Smith.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Kansleri.
Smith misses with a double jab.
Kansleri fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Smith has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Kansleri scores with a nice head shot.
Kansleri fakes the leg kick and cracks Smith in the body.
Smith lands a slapping body shot.
Kansleri throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Smith counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Kansleri lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Smith has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Smith and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
It seemed like Smith was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Smith is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Kansleri had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Smith digs a good hook to Kansleri's body.
Smith throws a low kick but Kansleri moves out of range easily.
Kansleri throws a sloppy head kick and Smith moves out of range easily.
Kansleri thows a body kick. Smith tries to catch it but that hurt him.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Joe Smith will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


A good leg kick by Kansleri.
Smith avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Smith tries a quick counter leg kick but Kansleri is wise to it.
Kansleri misses the shot to the body.
Kansleri 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 fighters circling - Kansleri throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Smith takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Smith checks a leg kick.
Smith throws a jab but it's blocked by Kansleri.
Kansleri misses with an uppercut. Smith saw that one coming.
Kansleri backing away here, and Smith unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Smith slips under a jab.
A big right from Kansleri misses.
Kansleri moves out of range as Smith strikes.
Smith thuds his right hand into Kansleri's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Kansleri, right into the meat.
Smith swings for the body but Kansleri moves out of range.
A left lands for Smith.
Kansleri throws a leg kick
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Smith has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Kansleri finds it's way round the side to connect with Smith's head.
Smith scores with a nice right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice body kick from Smith.
Smith misses with a hook. Kansleri ducked under it nicely.
Smith lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Jab from Kansleri.
Kansleri misses the jab.
Kansleri throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Smith counters with a stiff right hand.
Kansleri throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Kansleri misses with a leg kick
and Smith makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Kansleri really felt that one!
Kansleri throws an off balance right hand
and Smith counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Kansleri takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Kansleri misses with a hook.
Smith bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kansleri checks a leg kick nicely.
Kansleri lands a front kick.
A punch lands to the side of Kansleri 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Kansleri takes one to the side of the head.
Smith digs a good hook to Kansleri's body.
Smith is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Joe Smith seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Smith connects with a right hand. Kansleri shakes it off.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
That kick from Smith tenderised Kansleri's leg. Kansleri is trying to keep his angry face on.
Kansleri misses with a hook. Smith ducked under it nicely.
Smith looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Smith throws a big shot that misses.
A little feinted left hand from Kansleri on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Kansleri takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Kansleri throws a body punch but Smith moves out of range.
A swing and a miss from Smith.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Kansleri lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Smith's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Kansleri jabs at Smith's body.
Kansleri delivers a nice body kick.
That kick from Smith tenderised Kansleri's leg. Kansleri is trying to keep his angry face on.
Kansleri pivots, looking for a leg kick but Smith is out of range and Kansleri settles back down.
Kansleri walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Smith checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Smith missing with a left hand there. Kansleri was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Kansleri moves out of range of the strikes.
A bone on bone clash there as Kansleri blocks the leg kick.
Kansleri throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Smith lands a glancing blow to the side of Kansleri's head.
Nice body punch from Smith.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kansleri ducks under a wild hook from Smith.
Smith lands with a hook. Kansleri tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Smith throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Kansleri sees it coming and avoids it easily.
An inside leg kick lands from Smith.
Kansleri looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Smith blocks a head kick by Kansleri.
Kansleri ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Smith moves away.
Kansleri tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Smith is able to avoid easily.
A little jabbing left from Smith on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Smith lands a nice shot to the body.
Smith lands with a cross.
Kansleri takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Smith connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Kansleri throws the kick towards the body but Smith avoids it.
Kansleri throws a head kick that misses.
Smith swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Smith pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A swing and a miss from Kansleri.
Kansleri throws a series of punches but Smith moves out of range.
Kansleri throws a leg kick but Smith sees it coming and moves out of range.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kansleri takes one on the chin but seems OK.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Smith throws a shot to the body.
Smith checks a leg kick.
Kansleri ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Smith moves away.
Kansleri fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Smith.
Kansleri lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Kansleri misses with a hook.
Kansleri pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Smith connects with an inside leg kick.
Smith moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Smith connects with the punch.
Smith throws a leg kick but Kansleri sees it coming and moves out of range.
Kansleri throws a shot from downtown. Smith moves away and avoids it.
Kansleri walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Smith throws a nice outside leg kick.
Kansleri takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Kansleri throws out a powerful jab.
Smith lands a slapping body shot.
Kansleri throws a leg kick but Smith moved away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Joe Smith showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
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!


Smith bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Kansleri scores with a shot to the body.
Kansleri tries to score with a low kick but Smith moves his leg out of the way.
Smith fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Kansleri on the side of the head.
Kansleri looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Smith unleashes a big counter combination but Kansleri bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Smith has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Kansleri.
Kansleri displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Smith throws out the jab.
Smith looks to score with a jab to the body but Kansleri is just out of range.
Smith turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Smith fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Kansleri looks to score with a jab to the body but Smith is just out of range.
Smith feints a counter leg kick.
Smith ducks under a wild hook from Kansleri.
Smith only half commits to the counter leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kansleri throws a wild body kick that Smith sees coming a mile off.
Kansleri connects with a leg kick. Smith looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Smith misses with an uppercut. Kansleri saw that one coming.
A little feinted left hand from Kansleri on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
An inside leg kick from Kansleri misses.
Kansleri lands a slapping body shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kansleri doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kansleri doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.

Smith clinches with his opponent.
Kansleri has a couple of punches blocked by Smith.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Smith.
Smith tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kansleri's elbow.
Smith is leaning against Kansleri and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Kansleri wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
I was talking to Kansleri's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Smith blocks an uppercut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Smith.
Kansleri working aggressively here.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Kansleri.
Smith is leaning against Kansleri and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Kansleri misses with a punch on the inside.
Kansleri scores with a shot to the side of Smith's head.
Smith tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Smith tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rauta Kansleri has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kansleri tries to work over Smith's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

Kansleri ties up his opponent against the cage and manages to drag the fight down to the ground. Kansleri no doubt will be looking to work submissions from his guard.
Kansleri working a defensive guard here.
Smith controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Kansleri is trying to keep Smith in close.
Smith is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Smith is fighting to break Kansleri's control of his arms but Kansleri is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Kansleri working a defensive guard here.
Kansleri pulls Smith in to control the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Smith is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Smith lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Smith slips under a jab.
Kansleri stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Smith.
Smith takes one to the chin there.
Kansleri fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Kansleri throws the left hand but Smith avoids the punch easily.
Smith connects with the punch.
Kansleri swings widly with a right hand
and Smith counters with a straight right hand.
Smith lands with a straight right. Kansleri didn't see that one coming.
Smith throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Kansleri tries a head kick but it misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kansleri throws a head kick that misses.
Kansleri throws a predictable looking body shot
and Smith counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Smith throws a leg kick which misses Kansleri's front leg but catches the back leg as Kansleri tries to avoid it.
A low kick from Kansleri misses
and Smith connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Kansleri throws a leg kick but Smith checks it.
Kansleri 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.
Kansleri takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Smith with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Kansleri jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Smith bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Kansleri has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Smith.
Smith connects with a body shot that sends Kansleri's belly button to the back.
Kansleri misses with a body kick.
A little jabbing left from Smith on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Kansleri lands a leg kick that knocks Smith off balance momentarily.
Smith catches Kansleri with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
A big right from Kansleri misses.
Smith avoids the body shot from Kansleri.
Kansleri is looking to land body kicks.

And that's the end of the fight!
Joe Smith comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Smith winning every round here. Surely the decision will go his way and he'll pick up a well deserved decision victory. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Yukihiro Yamamoto scores the fight 27:30
Judge Tatsuya Matsuyama scores the fight 27:30
Judge Hirohito Nitta scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Joe Smith!

An out of breath and clearly excited Joe Smith thanked IniTech Nutrition for their help and support (and free stuff they sent him).
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Co-main event


Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Bastyn Dall (ranked 296 p4p, 18 weight class) and Nobunaga Tanaka (ranked 136 p4p, 8 weight class). Dall's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Beast. This should be a great matchup!

170 cm
39
144 lbs
31 - 23 - 3
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28
140 lbs
18 - 6 - 0
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 23 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of New York, Bastyn Dall!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Nobunaga Tanaka!
The judges for this bout are Yukihiro Yamamoto, Kenichi Hosakawa and Shigeki Sano.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Good standup being displayed there by Dall as he connects with a hook.
Dall takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Tanaka chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Dall can pounce on him.
Tanaka slips a jab from Dall.
Dall looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Jab from Dall.
Tanaka with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Dall moves out of range of the strikes.
Tanaka lands a jab to the nose.
Tanaka blocks a jab.
Tanaka has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Dall.
Tanaka avoids a kick to the body.
Tanaka misses with a low kick.
Tanaka throws a looping overhand right but Dall ducks down to avoid it.
Dall throws the left hand but Tanaka avoids the punch easily.
Tanaka throws a push kick but Dall slaps the foot to one side.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Tanaka throws a jab when Dall was well out of range.
A big left from Dall misses.
Nice uppercut there from Tanaka.
Tanaka looks to land a left hand but Dall moved out of range nicely.
Dall slips a jab from Tanaka.
Dall half committed to a counter leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tanaka scores with a jab. Dall acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
A head kick misses from Tanaka.
Dall keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Dall was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Dall throws a hook to the side of Tanaka's head but Tanaka sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Tanaka throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A nice inside leg kick there by Dall. That's going to slow Tanaka down.
Dall connects with a crisp jab.
Tanaka with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Dall sizes up Tanaka with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Tanaka delivers a nice body kick.
Dall misses with a hook.
Tanaka misses with a leg kick.
A swing and a miss from Dall.
An inside leg kick from Dall misses.
Dall on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Tanaka ducks under a wild hook from Dall.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Dall throws a nice outside leg kick.
Dall walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Tanaka checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Tanaka thows a body kick. Dall tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Nobunaga Tanaka seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dall fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Dall ducks under a wild hook from Tanaka.
Tanaka with a jab.
Tanaka misses with a looping left.
Tanaka catches Dall with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Tanaka throws a head kick but Dall moves out of range.
Tanaka swings for the body but Dall moves out of range.

Dall scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
Dall seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Tanaka does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Dall trying to mount his opponent but Tanaka defends it.
Tanaka is looking to improve his position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Dall seems to be working for a kimura but Tanaka defends the submission attempt.
Tanaka is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

Dall is trying to work for a kimura but Tanaka is defending well.

Dall is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.

Dall is working for a kimura but Tanaka is defending it quite comfortably.
Tanaka is looking for a sweep. Dall is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

Dall is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Tanaka defends it well.

Dall is working for a submission of some sort.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.
Tanaka preventing any damage for now, controlling his opponent's head.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
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 Bastyn Dall will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Tanaka slips under a jab from Dall.
Dall does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Tanaka lands a slapping body shot.
A big left from Dall misses.
Dall scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Tanaka doesn't seem bothered though.
Dall lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Tanaka misses with a looping left.
A jab from Tanaka does it's job there.
Tanaka throws an off balance right hand
and Dall connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Dall misses the jab.
Tanaka checks a low kick from Dall.
Dall is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Tanaka.
Dall moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Tanaka keeps Dall at a distance using the push kick.
A punch lands to the side of Dall 's head but he takes it in his stride.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Tanaka lands with a thumping leg kick.
Dall throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Tanaka does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
An attempted straight right counter from Dall misses the target.
A big right from Tanaka misses.
Nobunaga Tanaka seems to be getting the better of the standup.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dall swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Dall throws a front kick aimed at Tanaka's knee but Tanaka avoids it well.
A little jabbing left from Tanaka on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Tanaka throws a body kick that misses.
Tanaka swings for the body but Dall moves out of range.
Tanaka throws a leg kick that is checked
and Dall counters with a nice uppercut.
Dall misses with a low kick.
Tanaka throws out a loose jab but Dall uses good head movement to avoid it.
Dall looks to land a body kick but Tanaka moved away.
Dall loads up on a big right hand but Tanaka slips the punch.
Dall turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Tanaka swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Tanaka misses with a body kick.
Tanaka rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Dall counters with a straight right hand.
Tanaka fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Dall.

Dall fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Tanaka sprawls well initially but Dall persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Dall wants to work for an arm triangle but Tanaka is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.

Dall is working for a submission of some sort.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dall prevents Tanaka from improving his position.
Tanaka trying to control from the bottom.

Dall seems to be working for a kimura but Tanaka defends the submission attempt.
Dall keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Tanaka 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.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tanaka tries to roll over but Dall keeps him under control.
Tanaka gets full guard.
Dall trying to control the position from guard on top but Tanaka is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Tanaka is pulling down on Dall's head. It's preventing any offense from Dall, at least for the moment.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.

Tanaka is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Dall defends well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Dall tries to free his leg and advance position but Tanaka is retaining full guard.
Tanaka manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Dall manages to get himself to full guard.

Tanaka postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.

Dall working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Tanaka has passed into half guard!
Dall is refusing to be controlled, as Tanaka sits in half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Tanaka loads up on a big right hand but Dall slips the punch.
Dall feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Tanaka waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Dall.
Tanaka checks a leg kick.

Tanaka gets caught flat footed, as Dall shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.

Dall is trying to tuck his arms in to keep them safe but Tanaka has managed to isolate one of them and has got a loose triangle. Dall is looking to defend but Tanaka has done well to lock his legs together - this could be big trouble for Dall! Tanaka pulls down on the head and a little smile comes across his face - he knows he's got it. Yep, Dall taps out and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:32 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Nobunaga Tanaka!
During a confident post fight interview, Nobunaga Tanaka thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
The defeated Bastyn Dall had this to say: 'A Beast is most dangerous when cornered!'.
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Main event


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Ephram Urani (ranked 16 p4p, 2 weight class) and Arzlan Bathory (ranked 97 p4p, 14 weight class). These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

165 cm
29
158 lbs
20 - 8 - 1
175 cm
28
160 lbs
15 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Ephram Urani!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Arzlan Bathory!
The judges for this bout are Hirohito Nitta, Yukihiro Yamamoto and Shirou Masuda.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Urani blocks a jab.
Urani ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Bathory moves away.
Bathory lands with a kick to the ribs.
Urani keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Bathory.
Bathory lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Urani throws a right hand that Bathory ducks under and follows up with a left that Bathory also avoids with ease.
Bathory cracks Urani with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Urani takes one to the side of the head.
Bathory bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Bathory misses with a body kick.
Bathory throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Bathory throws a poor cross that misses
and Bathory takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Bathory scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Bathory throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Bathory lands with a thumping leg kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bathory lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Bathory listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bathory displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Urani throws out the jab.
Urani missing with a left hand there. Bathory was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Urani tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Urani lands with a thumping leg kick.
Bathory swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Bathory bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Urani avoids a punch combination nicely.
Urani appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Bathory throws a lazy uppercut
and Urani counters with a stiff right hand.
A head kick misses from Urani.
Urani scores with a crisp jab that stopped Bathory in his tracks.
A head kick misses from Urani.
Bathory throws the kick towards the body but Urani avoids it.
Urani chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Bathory can pounce on him.
Urani takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Urani takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Bathory scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Urani swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Bathory uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Urani has time to react.
Bathory jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Bathory lands a jab.
Nice uppercut there from Bathory.
Urani closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Bathory throws an overhand right that lands on Urani's shoulder, as Urani tries to avoid the shot.
Urani thinks about countering with a body kick.
Bathory misses with a double jab.
Bathory works the jab nicely.
Bathory lands with an uppercut that bounces Urani off the cage and back into range.

Urani closes the distance and clinches.
Bathory lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Urani backwards.
Bathory has a couple of punches blocked by Urani.

Bathory's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Urani throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Bathory sees it coming and avoids it easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Urani tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Urani pulls out of a head kick attempt.
A head kick misses from Urani.
Bathory looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Urani throws a poor cross that misses
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Urani scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
A head kick misses from Urani.
Bathory thuds his right hand into Urani's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Urani is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Bathory lands a leg kick that knocks Urani off balance momentarily.
Bathory digs a good hook to Urani's body.
Bathory jabs Urani to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Arzlan Bathory seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bathory fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Urani checks it well.
A counter left hand to the body from Urani misses its target.
Urani on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Bathory. Bathory obviously looking to wear him down.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Bathory throws a solid leg kick but Urani takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Bathory.
Bathory scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Bathory scores with a crisp jab that stopped Urani in his tracks.
Urani takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Urani just misses with a punch to the body.
Bathory goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Bathory avoids the body shot from Urani.
Jab by Bathory.
Bathory lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Bathory checks the leg kick.
Bathory tests Urani's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Bathory keeps Urani at a distance using the push kick.
Urani scores with a decent looking hook.
Bathory avoids the body shot from Urani.
A big left from Urani misses.
It seemed like Bathory was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Urani looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Bathory lands a head shot.
Bathory lands a slapping body shot.
A combination from Urani does no damage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Arzlan Bathory dominated that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Urani uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Bathory.
Arzlan Bathory seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Bathory swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Bathory throws a leg kick but Urani moved away.
A combination from Urani does no damage.
Bathory lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
A clash of legs there as Urani blocks the low kick.
Bathory throws a body shot but no joy.
Bathory cracks Urani with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Bathory misses with a hook.
Urani throwing a counter right hand but Bathory manages to avoid it.
Urani tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Bathory fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bathory avoids the head kick by Urani.
Bathory throws a counter combo.
Decent striking displayed by Bathory there.
Urani takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Bathory works the jab nicely.
A nice leg kick lands there from Bathory.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bathory connects with an inside leg kick.
Bathory connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Urani looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Urani throws a low kick but it's checked well by Bathory.
Urani takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Bathory lands a body shot.
Urani takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Bathory misses with a right hand
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Urani takes a swing at Bathory's ribcage but misses.
Urani stuns Bathory with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Urani throws a half hearted mid kick.
Urani slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Bathory connects with a leg kick. Urani looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Urani. Bathory does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bathory connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Urani takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Bathory, right into the meat.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bathory smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Urani scores with a jab to the body.
Bathory has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Urani takes one on the chin but seems OK.

Urani clinches.
Urani lands a left hand that snaps the head of Bathory backwards.
Urani has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.

Urani escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Bathory lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Urani takes a swing at Bathory's ribcage but misses.
Bathory throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Urani keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
A chopping leg kick lands by Bathory.
Urani throws a body punch but Bathory moves out of range.
Bathory fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Urani looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Bathory cracks Urani with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
A decent looking cross lands there for Bathory.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Bathory.
Bathory lands a lovely overhand right.
Bathory throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Urani swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Bathory scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Bathory takes one to the chin there.
A leg kick checked by Urani.
It looked like Urani wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Urani slips under a jab from Bathory.
Urani avoids the body shot from Bathory.
Urani looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Bathory with a jab.
Urani looks to score with a jab to the body but Bathory is just out of range.
Bathory swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Urani takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Bathory circles away from the clinch attempt.
Bathory takes a swing at Urani's ribcage but misses.
Bathory throws a wild body kick that Urani sees coming a mile off.
Bathory has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Bathory cracks Urani with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bathory avoids a punch combination nicely.
Urani takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Urani misses with a looping right.
Bathory connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Urani cracks Bathory with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Bathory throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Urani tries to clinch there but Bathory circles away.
Good standup being displayed there by Bathory as he connects with a hook.
Urani punishes Bathory's body with a nice straight punch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Bathory is looking to land body kicks.
Bathory tried to score with a low kick but Urani checks it.
Bathory lands a body shot.
Bathory pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Arzlan Bathory showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


A head kick misses from Urani.
Urani wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Bathory cracks Urani with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Urani keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Bathory misses with a body punch
and Urani connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Bathory lands a jab to Urani's midsection.
Urani with a hook.
Bathory checks a low kick from Urani.
Bathory throws a leg kick but Urani checks it.
Bathory scoring well with a low kick there.
Bathory stuns Urani with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Urani swings for the body but Bathory moves out of range.
Bathory is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Urani with a body shot.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Nice body kick there by Bathory.
Urani displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Bathory throws out the jab.
Urani was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Urani throws a body punch but Bathory moves out of range.
Bathory thinks about the counter body kick.
Urani drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bathory tries to land a body kick
and Urani counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Bathory thinking.
Bathory misses with a leg kick
and Urani counters with a nice uppercut.
An inside leg kick lands from Urani.
Urani throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Bathory sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Bathory raises up his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Bathory thows a left - swing and a miss!
Bathory keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Urani moves out of range of the body kick from Bathory.
A big right from Urani misses.
Bathory throws out a counter right but Urani avoids it with no problem.
Bathory darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Bathory loads up on a big right hand but Urani slips the punch.
Bathory misses with an uppercut
and Urani makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Bathory moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Bathory ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Urani moves away.
Urani seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Bathory fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Urani manages to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bathory misses with a wild body shot.
Bathory attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Urani tries to clinch there but Bathory circles away.
Bathory is looking to slow Urani down with leg kicks.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Urani misses the body punch
and Bathory counters with a low kick, right behind Urani 's knee.
Urani swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Bathory uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Urani.
Bathory swings widly with a right hand
and Urani counters with a left to the body.
Bathory scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Bathory throws a hook but Urani blocks it.
Urani shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Bathory eats them both and turns towards Urani to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Urani chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Bathory can pounce on him.
Bathory circles away from the clinch attempt.
Urani misses with an uppercut.
Bathory misses with a hook.
Urani wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bathory connects with a right hand. Urani shakes it off.
Bathory has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Urani finds it's way round the side to connect with Bathory's head.
Urani throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Bathory.
Urani cracks a nice hook into Bathory's ribs.
Bathory lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
A jab from Bathory misses.
Bathory swings and misses with a hook to the body.

Urani moves into the clinch.
Urani takes a shot to the head.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Bathory doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

Urani's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Bathory throws a lazy right hand but Urani sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Bathory cracks a nice hook into Urani's ribs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bathory lands a nice leg kick that just misses Urani's sensitive parts.
Urani ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Bathory throws a hook to the side of Urani's head but Urani sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Urani throws a quick counter kick to the body but Bathory avoids it.
Urani misses with a straight right.
Bathory scores with a jab. Urani acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Bathory lands with a kick to the ribs.
Bathory's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Urani connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Bathory scrambles back to his feet.
Urani misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bathory.
Urani takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Bathory misses the shot to the body.
Bathory scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Urani is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Bathory.
Bathory scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
A solid leg kick lands there for Urani.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Bathory connects with a right hand. Urani shakes it off.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Arzlan Bathory just about did enough to take it.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Bathory slips under a jab from Urani.
Urani is looking to clinch.
Bathory scores with a jab to the jaw.
Bathory throws a nice inside leg kick.
Bathory misses the jab.
Urani fakes the leg kick and cracks Bathory in the body.
Bathory misses with a low kick as Urani jumps back.
Urani connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Bathory bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Bathory 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.
Bathory sizes up Urani with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Urani throws a hook but Bathory avoids it easily.
Bathory looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Urani digs a good body shot into Bathory's ribs.
Urani takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A jab lands there for Bathory.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Urani moves out of range as Bathory throws a body kick.
A chopping leg kick lands by Bathory.
Urani loads up on a big right hand but Bathory slips the punch.
Bathory feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Urani's calf.
Bathory lets loose with a powerful body kick. Urani will feel that in the morning.
Bathory misses with a body kick.
Urani throws a body shot but no joy.
Decent striking displayed by Bathory there.
Bathory walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Urani checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Urani misses with a hook to the body
and Bathory connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Urani slips under a jab.
Urani takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Bathory does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Urani appears to be looking for a big counter.
Bathory throws a leg kick which misses Urani's front leg but catches the back leg as Urani tries to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bathory slips a straight right by Urani.
Urani looks to score with a jab to the body but Bathory is just out of range.
Urani throws a push kick but Bathory slaps the foot to one side.
Bathory is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Urani with a body shot.
Bathory throws a looping overhand right but Urani ducks down to avoid it.
Urani takes a jab right on the kisser.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Urani drops his hands momentarily and Bathory takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Bathory throws the kick towards the body but Urani avoids it.
Bathory connects with a good right hand that stumbles Urani. Urani circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Urani blocks the body kick.
Urani looked to counter with a high kick but didn't commit.
Bathory dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Urani. That did some damage!
Bathory gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Urani counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Bathory connects with a single shot there.
That kick from Bathory tenderised Urani's leg. Urani is trying to keep his angry face on.
Bathory feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Urani's calf.
Bathory looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Urani will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bathory throws a hook to the side of Urani's head but Urani sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Bathory looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Urani scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Urani missing with a left hand there. Bathory was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Nice straight punches there by Bathory. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Bathory.
Urani scores with a head kick.
Bathory throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Urani thinks about countering with a head kick.
Bathory just misses with a punch to the body.
Nice shot lands for Bathory.
A looping hook to the body misses from Urani. Bathory does a little dance to reset his feet.
Urani lands a nice hook to Bathory's body. Bathory takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Bathory changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
The fighters circle momentarily. Bathory darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Bathory looks to land a body kick but Urani moved away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bathory circles away from the clinch attempt.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Urani throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Bathory sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Bathory feints a counter leg kick.
Bathory misses with a straight right.
Bathory misses with a leg kick.
Bathory scores with a nice right hand.
Urani misses the shot to the body.
Bathory steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Urani.
Bathory is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Urani with a body shot.
Bathory keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Urani moves into range and connects with a jab.
Bathory finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Bathory bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Bathory shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
A jab from Bathory misses.
Urani is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Bathory.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Arzlan Bathory dominated that fourth round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!


Bathory connects with an inside leg kick.
Bathory lands a nice shot that snaps Urani's head back.
Urani takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Bathory throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Bathory lands a leg kick that knocks Urani off balance momentarily.
Bathory lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Urani takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Urani moves out of range of the strikes.
Urani wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Bathory lands with a straight right. Urani didn't see that one coming.
Bathory fakes a head shot and lands one 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 Bathory. Urani does a little dance to reset his feet.
Urani on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Bathory. Bathory obviously looking to wear him down.
Bathory lands a nice shot that snaps Urani's head back.
Bathory bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Urani pulls out of a head kick attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bathory shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Bathory scores with a hook to the body. Urani takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Urani swings for the body but Bathory moves out of range.
Bathory throws out a counter right but Urani avoids it with no problem.
Urani moves out of range as Bathory strikes.
Urani has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Bathory.
Urani on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Urani on the wrong end of a nice hook.
No joy there for Bathory, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Urani tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Bathory feints and then cracks Urani's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Urani down.
Bathory looks to throw the jab but Urani is out of range.
Urani ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Urani gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Urani takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Ephram Urani has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bathory rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Urani counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Bathory uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Urani.
Urani walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Urani misses with a body shot.
Bathory lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Urani will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Bathory cracks Urani with a right hand to the side of the head.
Urani just misses with a punch to the body.
Bathory scores with a kick to the midsection.
Bathory looks to score with a jab to the body but Urani is just out of range.

Urani forces Bathory back against the cage and clinches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Urani pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Urani throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Urani misses with a wild body shot.
Bathory tries a quick counter leg kick but Urani is wise to it.
Bathory staying out of range there.
Urani throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Urani takes one to the chin there.
Urani moves out of range of the body kick.
Bathory turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Bathory connects with a solid leg kick.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Bathory - that will leave a mark!
Bathory cracks the inside of Urani's front leg.
Bathory misses with a kick to the body.
Bathory connects with a single shot there.
Urani throws a sloppy body shot
and Bathory counters with a nice uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bathory throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Bathory fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Urani slips a straight right by Bathory.
Urani appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Bathory connects with a leg kick. Urani looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A slow jab from Bathory misses its intended target.
Nice defenses there by Urani.
Bathory moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
A shot to the body from Urani misses
and Bathory counters with a stiff right hand.
Bathory works Urani's body with a nice hook.
Bathory jabs Urani to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Bathory connects with a looping right hand.
Bathory tries a low kick but Urani avoids it.
A bone on bone clash there as Urani blocks the leg kick.
Arzlan Bathory is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Urani throws a lazy uppercut
and Bathory cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

And that's the end of the fight!
Arzlan Bathory comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Bathory 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Hirohito Nitta scores the fight 45:50
Judge Yukihiro Yamamoto scores the fight 46:50
Judge Shirou Masuda scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Arzlan Bathory!

Arzlan Bathory is the new lightweight champion!
An out of breath Arzlan Bathory 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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