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Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Joost Van Buren (ranked 729 p4p, 108 weight class) and Geordie Power (ranked 3835 p4p, 466 weight class). Well, I have no idea who's going to take this one!

188 cm
22
206 lbs
7 - 3 - 0
185 cm
23
207 lbs
11 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Granite chin

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Venom Combat Sports



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 7 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Joost Van Buren!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Geordie Power!
The judges for this bout are Jeff Smith, Chris Saunders and Ryoma Takatsuka.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Power waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Van Buren.
Van Buren uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Power.
It looked like Van Buren wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Power keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Power looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Power throws a hook to the side of Van Buren's head but Van Buren sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Van Buren looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Power scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Van Buren uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Power.
Nice jab there from Power.
The fighters circling - Power throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Van Buren slips a jab from Power.
Power feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Van Burens jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Van Buren throws a quick inside leg kick.
Power walks into a jab.
A looping hook to the body misses from Van Buren. Power does a little dance to reset his feet.
Power misses with a looping right.
Van Buren is looking to land body kicks.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Power throws a head kick that misses.
Van Buren misses with a looping left.
Power tries to close the distance and clinch but Van Buren swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Power misses with an uppercut.
Van Buren fires out a quick counter leg kick but Power just manages to avoid it.
Power gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Van Buren.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Power lands a jab to the nose.
Power scores with the left hand. Van Buren knows he should have avoided that one.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Van Buren.
Van Buren misses with a body punch
and Power connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Power misses with a right hand
and Van Buren counters with a nice low kick that buckles Power's knee momentarily.
Power throws a sloppy head kick and Van Buren moves out of range easily.
Power might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Van Buren connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Power's hands.
Van Buren takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Van Buren lands with a thumping leg kick.
Van Buren scores with a jab to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Power misses with a head kick.
Power throws a head kick that misses.
A quick step to the side and Van Buren tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Left hook, right uppercut from Power.
Power swinging wildly here.
Van Buren uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Power.
Power tries to close the distance and clinch up but Van Buren swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Good standup being displayed there by Van Buren as he connects with a hook.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Van Buren connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Van Buren throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Power lands a jab.
Van Buren throws a nice outside leg kick.
Power throws a sloppy head kick and Van Buren moves out of range easily.
Van Buren fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Power.
Van Buren ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Van Buren throws a body punch but Power moves out of range.
Van Buren lands an overhand right.
Nice defenses there by Van Buren.
Van Buren displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
The fight stays on the outside here - Power looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Van Buren swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Power misses with a hook
and Van Buren counters with a nice low kick that buckles Power's knee momentarily.
Van Buren misses with a body kick.
Power tries to clinch but Van Buren moves away
and Van Buren counters with a nice uppercut.
Joost Van Buren seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Power fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Van Buren on the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Van Buren missing with a left hand there. Power was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Van Buren closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Van Buren defending well as Power loads up on a big left hand.
Power doesn't manage to clinch there - Van Buren circles away.
Power throws a hook to the side of Van Buren's head but Van Buren sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Power connects with a looping right hand.
Van Buren lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Van Buren lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Power circles away quickly and effectively.
Van Buren fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
A big right from Power misses.
The fight stays on the outside here - Power looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Van Buren blocks a jab.
Power uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Van Buren.
Power connects with a crisp jab.

Power has taken the fight to the clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Power misses with a short punch on the inside.

Van Buren's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Power takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Power lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Van Buren with a nice cross.
Power connects with a good right hand that stumbles Van Buren. Van Buren circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Van Buren shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Power loads up on a big right hand but Van Buren slips the punch.
Power throws a jab but it's blocked by Van Buren.
A slow jab from Van Buren misses its intended target.
Van Buren throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Van Buren throws a head kick that misses.
Power avoids a lazy jab quite easily.

Power takes the fight into the clinch.

Van Buren breaks the clinch.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Van Buren lands a body shot.
Power thows a left - swing and a miss!
A looping hook to the body misses from Power. Van Buren does a little dance to reset his feet.
Power 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.
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 Joost Van Buren will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Power with a nice cross.
Power's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Power uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Van Buren.
Power bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Van Buren uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Power.
Van Buren lands a jab to Power's midsection.
Van Buren throws a body punch but Power moves out of range.
Power has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Van Buren finds it's way round the side to connect with Power's head.
Van Buren slips a jab from Power.
Van Buren will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Power.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Van Buren connects with the punch.
Power throws an overhand right that lands on Van Buren's shoulder, as Van Buren tries to avoid the shot.
Van Buren fires out a quick counter leg kick but Power just manages to avoid it.
Van Buren dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Power. That did some damage!
Van Buren fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
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!

Power has closed the distance and engaged Van Buren in a clinch.
Van Buren struggles to land a body shot inside as Power controls his hands.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Power misses with some punches.
Van Buren blocks a body shot from Power.
Van Buren tries a body shot but Power blocks it.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
A short right from Power.
Van Buren 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.
Power fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Power swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Van Buren scores with a shoulder strike.
Power prevents a body shot from Van Buren.
Power lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Van Buren.
Power goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Van Buren tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A shot in the inside from Van Buren.

Van Buren breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Power takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Power loads up on a big right hand but Van Buren slips the punch.
Van Buren looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Power tries a head kick but it misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Power looks to land a right hand but Van Buren moved out of range.
Power pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Van Buren misses with a right hand
and Van Buren takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Power on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Van Buren throws a jab but it's blocked by Power.
Power raises up his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Power connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Van Buren throws a looping overhand right but Power ducks down to avoid it.
Power takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Nice defenses there by Van Buren.
Power misses with a hook. Van Buren ducked under it nicely.
Van Buren throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Power sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Power pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Van Buren - that will leave a mark!
Power connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Power lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Van Buren circles away quickly and effectively.
Power slips a jab and a cross from Van Buren.
Power pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Van Buren lands a nice leg kick that just misses Power's sensitive parts.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Van Buren uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Power.
Power needs to keep his hands up - Van Buren had a free shot at his head there.
Power takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Van Buren throws a jab but it's blocked by Power.
A jab from Van Buren finds it's way through Power's defenses.
Van Buren scores with the left hand. Power knows he should have avoided that one.
Power on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Power has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Power is looking to clinch.
Power 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.
Van Buren ducks under a wild hook from Power.
A big right from Power misses.
Van Buren buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Van Buren swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Power misses with a lunging right hand
and Van Buren counters with a straight right hand.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nice body punch from Van Buren.
Joost Van Buren is winning the standup battle so far.
Van Buren cracks Power with a good jab.
Power throws a head kick that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Power misses with a hook.
Van Buren throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Power sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Van Buren throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Van Buren fails to land with a series of punches.
Nice shot lands for Van Buren.
Van Buren uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Power.
It looked like Van Buren was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Power.
Power throws a hook to the side of Van Buren's head but Van Buren sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Power slips under a jab.
Van Buren throws a jab when Power was well out of range.

Power closes the distance and pushes Van Buren back into the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Power.
Van Buren blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Van Buren tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Power working aggressively here.

Van Buren breaks from the clinch.
Power avoids a punch combination nicely.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Joost Van Buren dominated that second round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.


Van Buren swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Van Buren lands with a nice body punch.
Nice shot lands for Van Buren.
Power takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.

Power gets a clinch.
Power digs a right hand into Van Buren's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Van Buren's gas tank.
Van Buren misses with a short punch on the inside.
Van Buren struggles to land a body shot inside as Power controls his hands.
Van Buren blocking some punches.
Power trying to land knees to the body.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Power.
Van Buren lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Power working aggressively here.
A shot in the inside from Power.
Power swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Van Buren lands a shoulder strike.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Van Buren struggles to land a body shot inside as Power controls his hands.
Van Buren tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Power swings away with an uppercut that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Van Buren looking to slow down the pace here.

Van Buren escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Nice jab there from Van Buren.
Power takes one on the button.
Van Buren misses with a jab, cross combination.
Van Buren uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Power.
Van Buren dodges the punch combination from Power.
Power slips a jab from Van Buren.
Power misses with a straight left.
Van Buren takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Van Buren throws a right hand that misses
and Power counters with a one-two to the body.
Power misses with an uppercut.
Power throws a hook to the side of Van Buren's head but Van Buren sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Van Buren tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Power was well out of range. Poor timing from Van Buren.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Power takes the fight into the clinch.
Geordie Power has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Van Buren prevents a body shot from Power.

Van Buren's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
That kick from Van Buren tenderised Power's leg. Power is trying to keep his angry face on.

Power closes the distance and clinches.
Van Buren lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Power doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A nice right hand lands inside from Power.
Power doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Van Buren blocks an uppercut.
Power digs a right hand into Van Buren's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Van Buren's gas tank.
Van Buren is working Power over against the cage.
Power doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Van Buren lands with a short shot to the head.
Power lands with a left to the head.
Van Buren lands a nice shot to the body.
Van Buren is trying to maintain a safe position but Power gets an underhook and turns Van Buren into the cage.
Power tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Power struggles to land a body shot inside as Van Buren controls his hands.
Van Buren blocking some punches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Power.
Power tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Power swings wildly with an uppercut but Van Buren uses good head movement to avoid it.
Power misses with a hook from the clinch.
Van Buren taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
A short uppercut from Van Buren.
Van Buren tries to circle away but Power has him pinned against the cage.
Van Buren tries to work over Power's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Van Buren can't find room to land a body shot as Power controls the action.
Van Buren struggles to land a body shot inside as Power controls his hands.

Van Buren escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Van Buren throws a shot from downtown. Power moves away and avoids it.
Van Buren cracks a nice hook into Power's ribs.
Power pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Power pulls out of a head kick attempt.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Van Buren pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Power tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Van Buren was well out of range. Poor timing from Power.
Van Buren looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Van Buren connects with a leg kick. Power looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Power shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Power wants to clinch.
Van Buren lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A chopping leg kick lands by Van Buren.
A big right from Power misses.
Power swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Van Buren fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Power.
Power throws a hook but Van Buren blocks it.
Joost Van Buren is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Van Buren scores with a sloppy right hand. Power should have avoided that one.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Joost Van Buren.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Van Buren, 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 Jeff Smith scores the fight 30:28
Judge Chris Saunders scores the fight 30:27
Judge Ryoma Takatsuka scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Joost Van Buren!
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