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Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Gustavo Carvalho (ranked 2929 p4p, 311 weight class) and Timothy Poggle (ranked 1104 p4p, 142 weight class). On his way into the cage it seems that Gustavo Carvalho has been attacked by a crazed fan! It looks like it might have been the just bleed guy! Luckily Gustavo Carvalho seems to be OK! I thought that lunatic was in prison!?

172 cm
30
165 lbs
11 - 9 - 1
178 cm
34
169 lbs
19 - 5 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class MT
Heavy handed

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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 11 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gustavo Carvalho!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Timothy Poggle!
The judges for this bout are Wesley Smith, Gwen Towbar and Daniel Franklin.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Poggle staying out of range there.
Poggle misses with a kick to the body
and Carvalho counters with a nice body shot.
Carvalho misses with a wild body shot.
Poggle moves out of range of the strikes.
Carvalho moves out of range of the leg kick from Poggle.
We've been informed that Poggle has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Poggle throws the kick towards the body but Carvalho avoids it.
Carvalho connects with a solid leg kick.
Good work by Poggle as he checks the leg kick.
Poggle throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Carvalho sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Carvalho throws a poor cross that misses
and Poggle counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Carvalho has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Poggle.
Carvalho takes a swing at Poggle's ribcage but misses.
It seemed like Poggle was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Carvalho throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Carvalho swats away the attempt to clinch by Poggle.
Carvalho connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Timothy Poggle is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Carvalho lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Nice shot by Carvalho.
Carvalho ducks under a wild hook from Poggle.
Carvalho blocks the body kick.
Carvalho half committed to a counter leg kick.

Poggle has closed the distance and engaged Carvalho in a clinch.
Carvalho misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Carvalho is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Poggle to keep the fight standing.
Carvalho lands with a short shot to the head.
Carvalho lands a body punch.
Carvalho misses with a short punch on the inside.
Poggle doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Poggle taking a breather.
We've been hearing reports that Carvalho has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Carvalho.
Carvalho lands an uppercut.
Poggle lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Carvalho backwards.
A nice right hand lands inside from Poggle.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Carvalho fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Carvalho is leaning against Poggle and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Poggle can't find room to land a body shot as Carvalho controls the action.
Carvalho blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Poggle looking to slow down the pace here.
Poggle tries a body shot but Carvalho blocks it.
Carvalho tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Poggle tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Carvalho's elbow.
Carvalho tries to pull guard but Poggle forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Carvalho.
Carvalho fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Carvalho fails to land.
A short uppercut from Carvalho.
Carvalho lands a shoulder strike.
Carvalho blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Carvalho misses with some punches.
Poggle blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Poggle misses with the head strike.
Poggle looking to stall.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Carvalho scores with an uppercut up the middle.

Carvalho breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
A solid leg kick lands there for Carvalho.
Carvalho connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Poggle misses with a low kick.
Poggle tries a low kick but Carvalho avoids it.
Carvalho scores with a punch to the head.
Carvalho swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Poggle checks a low kick from Carvalho.
A good leg kick by Poggle.
Carvalho works Poggle's body with a nice hook.
A jab from Carvalho finds it's way through Poggle's defenses.
Poggle misses with a leg kick
letting Carvalho counter with a right hand.
A jab lands there for Carvalho.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Carvalho thows a body kick. Poggle tries to catch it but that hurt him.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Poggle throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Poggle ducks under a wild hook from Carvalho.
Carvalho turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Nice uppercut lands for Poggle. That snapped Carvalho's head back.
A slapping leg kick lands for Carvalho.
Carvalho checks a low kick from Poggle.
Carvalho throws the left hand but Poggle avoids the punch easily.
Carvalho throws a looping overhand right but Poggle ducks down to avoid it.
Carvalho takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Good leg kick by Carvalho there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.

Poggle rushes Carvalho and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Carvalho goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Carvalho lands a hook to the side of the head.
Carvalho lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Carvalho misses with a punch on the inside.
Carvalho blocks an uppercut.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Poggle throws a low kick but it's checked well by Carvalho.
A chopping leg kick lands by Poggle.
A shot to the body from Poggle misses
and Carvalho counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Carvalho uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Poggle cracks the inside of Carvalho's front leg.
Carvalho throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Poggle moves out of range as Carvalho strikes.
Poggle bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Carvalho throws an overhand right that lands on Poggle's shoulder, as Poggle tries to avoid the shot.
Carvalho misses with a body shot.
Carvalho lands a right hook to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Poggle ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Poggle shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Carvalho dives in for a single leg takedown but Poggle sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Carvalho ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Poggle moves away.
Carvalho lands a nice looking body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Poggle lands a nice leg kick that just misses Carvalho's sensitive parts.
Nice body kick from Poggle.
Poggle checks the leg kick nicely there.
Carvalho fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Poggle has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Carvalho lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Gustavo Carvalho seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Carvalho with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Carvalho throws a jab when Poggle was well out of range.
Poggle steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Carvalho.
Carvalho lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Poggle at a distance.
Carvalho fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Poggle manages to avoid it.
Carvalho throws a nice outside leg kick.
Carvalho keeps the fight on the outside.
Carvalho uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Poggle.
Poggle misses with a kick to the body

and Carvalho counters with a shoot takedown. Poggle fights it but they end up in guard.
Carvalho is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Poggle can do to turn this around?
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Carvalho landing some decent shots from guard.
Carvalho has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Poggle wants to sweep here but Carvalho controlling him for the moment.
Poggle punching to the body, from the bottom.
Carvalho scoring with punches to the head and body.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Poggle is on top in guard.


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

Poggle got a little sloppy there for a moment and Carvalho has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Poggle has managed to get both his arms back between Carvalho's legs - danger averted.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Carvalho has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Poggle can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.

Carvalho has an active guard here but Poggle has managed to pass into half guard.
Carvalho tries to get to full guard but Poggle has control of the leg.

Carvalho actively working from the bottom here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Carvalho is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Poggle pulls his head out easily.

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.
Carvalho is trying is best to control the position here.
Carvalho is trying to get back to full guard.

Carvalho looking for submissions off his back.
Carvalho tries to roll over but Poggle keeps him under control.
Poggle is controlling the pace.
Carvalho is trying to get back to full guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Gustavo Carvalho dominated that second round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!


Poggle throws the kick towards the body but Carvalho avoids it.
Gustavo Carvalho is winning the standup battle so far.
Carvalho throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Poggle throws a leg kick that misses.
Carvalho swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A low kick from Poggle misses

and Carvalho counters with a takedown into side control.
Poggle sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Carvalho landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.

Carvalho seems to be working for a kimura but Poggle defends the submission attempt.
Poggle has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Carvalho is working away from the top position though.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Poggle controlling the leg, holding on to half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Poggle regains full guard. Nicely done.
Carvalho connects with a couple of short punches.
Carvalho won't allow Poggle to sweep him here.
Carvalho postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Carvalho passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Gustavo Carvalho overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Carvalho working the ground and pound.
Carvalho is putting a hurting on Poggle here, landing some big shots from side control.

Carvalho is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Poggle knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Poggle is looking for a sweep.
Timothy Poggle has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Carvalho working the ground and pound.
Carvalho creates a bit of distance and throws down some hard shots.
Carvalho lands an elbow.
Carvalho is looking to take a break and control but Poggle is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Poggle sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Carvalho wants to lay and pray for a moment but Poggle keeps working.
Poggle is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Carvalho scores with a couple of nice shots.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Poggle is trying to control but can't.
Carvalho working the head and body with strikes.
Carvalho seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Poggle does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Carvalho moves into full mount! Poggle won't be happy about that!
Carvalho fakes a shot to the body and cracks his opponent in the head. Nice ground and pound there!
Poggle tries to lock up and control but Carvalho gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Poggle is in all sorts of trouble here.
Carvalho landing strikes from the mount and Poggle is in trouble!
Carvalho wants to control the pace but Poggle is squirming around nicely.
Poggle is looking to improve his position but Carvalho isn't that keen on the idea.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
BOOM! Carvalho connects with a massive shot to the dome!
Carvalho landing strikes, looking to finish!
A nice elbow there by Carvalho.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Carvalho lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.

Carvalho jumps to side control looking for an arm triangle but Poggle manages to avoid the submission attempt.
Carvalho wants to take a breather but Poggle manages to regain guard - a lesson learnt for Carvalho.

Poggle is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Wesley Smith scores the fight 30:27
Judge Gwen Towbar scores the fight 30:27
Judge Daniel Franklin scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Gustavo Carvalho!

In his post fight interview, Gustavo Carvalho started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
53%
 
 
 
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