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Syn 641 Murphy vs Magufuli PBP Commentary


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Archibald Knox (ranked 216 p4p, 31 weight class) and Michael Garibaldi (ranked 115 p4p, 13 weight class). Garibaldi has chosen Resist and Bite - Sabaton as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Well, I have no idea who's going to take this one!

185 cm
30
190 lbs
20 - 10 - 0
190 cm
28
200 lbs
19 - 9 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
World class MT
Good gas tank

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KAISER



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 20 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Archibald Knox!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Michael Garibaldi!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, James Ackerman and Daniel Bishop.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Garibaldi uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Knox.
Garibaldi throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Knox throws a body shot but no joy.
Knox with a hook.
Knox lands a body shot.
Knox looks to land a body kick but Garibaldi moved away.
Garibaldi avoids the head kick by Knox.
A swing and a miss from Knox.
Archibald Knox seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Garibaldi feints and then cracks Knox's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Knox down.
A bone on bone clash there as Knox blocks the leg kick.
Knox is looking to counter punch.
Knox throws a nice inside leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A swing and a miss from Knox.
Garibaldi connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Knox momentarily.
A big right from Knox misses.
It seemed like Garibaldi was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Garibaldi throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Knox on the side of the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Knox steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Garibaldi.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Garibaldi keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Knox.
A jab lands there for Garibaldi.

Knox gets tackled into the cage by Garibaldi. Garibaldi maintains the clinch.
Garibaldi lands with a right to the head.
Knox tries to circle away but Garibaldi has him pinned against the cage.
Garibaldi working aggressively here.
I was talking to Knox's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Knox doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Knox misses with the head strike.

Knox manages to break the clinch.
Knox lands with a hook. Garibaldi tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Knox lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Knox tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Garibaldi was well out of range. Poor timing from Knox.
A chopping leg kick lands by Knox.
A nice inside leg kick there by Garibaldi. That's going to slow Knox down.
Decent striking displayed by Knox there.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Knox takes a swing at Garibaldi's ribcage but misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Garibaldi looks to land a left hand but Knox moved out of range nicely.
Garibaldi with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Knox thumps Garibaldi with a low kick.
Knox throws a sloppy body shot
and Garibaldi counters with an outside leg kick.
Garibaldi rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Knox moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
A nice inside leg kick there by Knox. That's going to slow Garibaldi down.
Knox 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.
Knox scores with a jab to the body.
Garibaldi takes a swing at Knox's ribcage but misses.
Garibaldi tries to bum rush Knox with a series of wild strikes but Knox uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Knox just misses with a punch to the body.
An inside leg kick from Knox misses.
Knox throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Knox misses with a straight right.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Garibaldi slips under a jab.
Garibaldi uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Knox.
Knox displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Garibaldi throws out the jab.
Garibaldi takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Knox lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Knox uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Garibaldi.
Knox appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Garibaldi takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Knox moves out of range of the strikes.
Knox missing with a left hand there. Garibaldi was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Knox pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Knox moves into range and connects with a jab.
Donk. Knox catches Garibaldi right on the button with a cross.
Nice cross by Knox.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A big left from Knox misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Knox misses with a double jab.
Knox misses with a hook.

Garibaldi moves into range and clinches up with Knox.
Knox is trying to break the clinch but Garibaldi has him pressed against the cage.
Garibaldi blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Knox working hard to break the clinch.
Knox swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Knox has a couple of punches blocked by Garibaldi.
Knox misses with the head strike.
Knox blocks a body shot from Garibaldi.

Knox's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Knox misses with a looping left.
Knox looks to score with a jab to the body but Garibaldi is just out of range.
Knox ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Garibaldi moves away.
Knox throws out a powerful jab.
Knox uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Garibaldi.
Garibaldi lands a right hook to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Archibald Knox dominated that 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.


Knox connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Garibaldi uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Knox.
Knox throws a shot from downtown. Garibaldi moves away and avoids it.
Garibaldi swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Knox connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Knox thumps Garibaldi with a low kick.
Knox uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Garibaldi keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Knox throws a jab when Garibaldi was well out of range.
A big left from Garibaldi misses.
Garibaldi stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Knox throws a lazy head kick
and Garibaldi counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Knox pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Knox is looking to slow Garibaldi down with leg kicks.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Knox throws a lazy right hand but Garibaldi sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Garibaldi flicks out a counter leg kick but Knox steps away.
The fighters circling - Knox throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice uppercut lands for Knox. That snapped Garibaldi's head back.
Knox throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Garibaldi.
Knox takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Knox misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Garibaldi moves into range and connects with a jab.
Garibaldi misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Garibaldi cracks Knox with an open hand slap.
Garibaldi slips under a jab from Knox.
Knox misses with a straight right.
Knox cracks Garibaldi with an open hand slap.
A jab from Knox misses.
Knox throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Garibaldi cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Knox throws a hook but Garibaldi blocks it.
Knox missing with a left hand there. Garibaldi was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Garibaldi scores with a decent looking hook.
Archibald Knox is winning the standup battle so far.
A looping hook to the body misses from Knox. Garibaldi does a little dance to reset his feet.
Garibaldi fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Garibaldi avoids the body shot from Knox.
Garibaldi has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Knox.
Knox misses with a wild body shot.

Garibaldi has managed to clinch.
Knox misses with a shot to the kidneys.

Knox escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Knox misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Garibaldi fails with an attempt to clinch.
Garibaldi swinging wildly here.
Garibaldi moves into range and connects with a jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Knox misses with a looping left.
Garibaldi lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Garibaldi tries to clinch but Knox is having none of it.
Knox throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
A good leg kick by Knox.
Knox throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Garibaldi fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Garibaldi connects with a body shot.
Garibaldi defending well as Knox loads up on a big left hand.
Garibaldi avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Garibaldi looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Garibaldi throws a nice inside leg kick.
Knox looks to land a left hand but Garibaldi moved out of range nicely.
Garibaldi uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Knox.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Garibaldi misses with a body kick.
Knox half committed to a counter leg kick.
Garibaldi throws a lazy right hand but Knox sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Garibaldi ducks under a wild hook from Knox.
Knox just misses with a punch to the body.
Garibaldi swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Knox scores with a leg kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Knox misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Garibaldi.
Knox pulls out of a head kick attempt.
As Knox backs off Garibaldi throws a huge counter combo but Knox manages to avoid it all.
No joy there for Knox, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Knox loads up on a big right hand but Garibaldi slips the punch.
Knox with a nice cross.
Garibaldi tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Knox manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Knox jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Garibaldi lands a jab to the nose.
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 Archibald Knox will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Knox misses with a hook
and Garibaldi counters with a stiff right hand.
Garibaldi walks into a jab.
Garibaldi attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Garibaldi takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Garibaldi connects with a right hand. Knox shakes it off.
Knox slips a straight right by Garibaldi.
Garibaldi jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Garibaldi tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Knox takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Garibaldi takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Garibaldi takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Garibaldi dodges the punch combination from Knox.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Jab, jab by Knox - just one landing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Garibaldi scores with a sloppy right hand. Knox should have avoided that one.
Knox attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Knox scores with a one two! Garibaldi had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Knox slips under a jab.
Knox throws a body kick that misses.
Knox throws a quick inside leg kick.
Knox fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Garibaldi.
Knox rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Garibaldi moves out of range as Knox strikes.
Garibaldi wants to counter the offense by Knox and move into the clinch position.
Garibaldi tries to close the distance and clinch but Knox swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Knox paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
A swing and a miss from Garibaldi.
Knox connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Michael Garibaldi has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Archibald Knox is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Garibaldi connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Knox takes one to the chin there.
Garibaldi throws an off balance right hand
and Knox counters with a good low kick that Garibaldi was not able to check.
Garibaldi misses with a hook.
Garibaldi takes one to the chin there.
Knox looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Garibaldi looks to land a combination but Knox avoids it well.
Knox connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Garibaldi's hands.
Knox lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Garibaldi uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Knox.
Knox connects with a nice looking jab.

Garibaldi gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Knox wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Garibaldi has him pressed against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Garibaldi tries to work over Knox's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

Garibaldi has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Knox uses from the top position.

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

Garibaldi has his foot on Knox's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Knox works his way back into a safe position though.
Knox is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.

Garibaldi working for a triangle but Knox defends it easily.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Knox content to stall in guard here.
Knox trying to control the position from guard on top but Garibaldi is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Knox is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.

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 Archibald Knox.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Knox, 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 Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 30:27
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 30:27
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Archibald Knox!

Post fight, an emotional Archibald Knox said 'Slurped on his own blood, mother fucker!'.
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hype
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FIGHT
RATING
64%
 
 
 
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