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Event: INY 33 DESTINY     
Date:   Sep 08, 2012

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Frank Rua and Serj Wunderkind. Wunderkind has chosen Black Magic as his entrance music. Buckle up people - heeeeeeeeeere we go!

194 cm
28
205 lbs
5 - 3 - 0
201 cm
20
220 lbs
3 - 2 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Solid boxing
KO power
BJJ Purple Belt
Dangerous knees
Very confident

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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 5 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Frank Rua!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Serj Wunderkind!
The judges for this bout are Lou da Vinci, David Schapiro and Bruno Lombardi.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Wunderkind lands with an overhand left.
Rua tries to move into range but Wunderkind moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Rua tries to close the distance and clinch up but Wunderkind swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Wunderkind lands a jab to the nose.
Wunderkind lands with a thumping leg kick.
Rua shoots for a double leg takedown but Wunderkind sprawls well. He's pushed Rua's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Wunderkind throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Rua tries to clinch up.
Serj Wunderkind seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Good exchange - Rua coming out on top.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Wunderkind delivers a nice body kick.
Rua with a hook.
Wunderkind tests Rua's chin there with a solid looking shot.

Rua moves into the clinch successfully.
Wunderkind lands a knee to the head.
Wunderkind displaying some good clinch control by pressing Rua up against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wunderkind prevents the takedown attempt.
Rua is trying to force a seperation but Wunderkind has the dominant position.
Rua is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Wunderkind pulls him back up using the underhooks.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Frank Rua. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Wunderkind crunches a lovely knee into Rua's ribcage.
Rua is breathing heavily.
Wunderkind landing knees to the body.
Knees in the clinch landing for Wunderkind.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Wunderkind lands a nice knee to the body.
Wunderkind is struggling to control the position.
Wunderkind with a knee to the head.
Wunderkind taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
A knee to the head by Wunderkind.
Wunderkind working Rua over with knees to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wunderkind lands a knee to the head.
Come on Wunderkind - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Rua looking for a takedown.
Wunderkind using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Wunderkind landing knees to the head.
Wunderkind using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Rua has had enough of the clinch but Wunderkind keeps him there for the moment.
Wunderkind working Rua over with knees to the body.
Wunderkind prevents the takedown attempt.
Wunderkind lands a knee to the head.
Stalling in the clinch from Wunderkind.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wunderkind connects with a nasty looking knee right to Rua's face.
Wunderkind leaning his opponent against the cage.
Rua takes a knee to the side of the body.
Wunderkind with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.

Wunderkind drops Rua with a big knee straight up the middle! Rua is covering up against the cage but manages to escape and gets back to his feet!

Rua is rocked!

It looks like Frank Rua has been cut.
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!
Crack! A monster head kick from Wunderkind and Rua falls like a tree - timbeeeeeeeeeeerrrr! A highlight reel knockout by Wunderkind!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:50 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Serj Wunderkind!
Serj Wunderkind decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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85%

 

Event: INY27 Styles vs Yaroslev     
Date:   Jul 28, 2012

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Frank Rua and Derick Smith. Smith comes into a darkened arena with his song building. I am The Law kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Derick Smith 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!

194 cm
27
205 lbs
5 - 2 - 0
196 cm
27
215 lbs
4 - 1 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Solid boxing
KO power
BJJ Blue Belt
Decent boxing
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Frank Rua!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Derick Smith!
The judges for this bout are Russell Pearce, Alyssa Summers and Chad Campbell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Horrible takedown by Rua or perhaps it was just good defense by Smith which made him look bad.
Smith uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Rua.
Good shot there by Rua.

It looks like Derick Smith has been cut.
Smith throws a lazy right hand but Rua sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Rua shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Smith counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Rua fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Smith avoids it really well and circles away.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Frank Rua. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Rua shoots in but Smith avoids the takedown attempt easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Smith lands a big head kick that sends Rua tumbling to the mat! Smith takes a step backwards and waves Rua back to his feet - he wants the finish!

It looks like Frank Rua has been cut.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rua looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Smith takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Rua thows a body shot but no joy.
Crack! A monster head kick from Smith and Rua falls like a tree - timbeeeeeeeeeeerrrr! A highlight reel knockout by Smith!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:37 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Derick Smith!
Derick Smith really struggled to get his t-shirt on before his hand was raised. Making sure that Untouchable Fight Gear logo gets some air time is pretty tricky when you're all sweaty.
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Event: Fight Night XI     
Date:   Jun 18, 2012

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Dan Gaffney and Frank Rua. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

182 cm
21
207 lbs
3 - 1 - 0
194 cm
27
205 lbs
5 - 1 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter striker
Intelligent
BJJ Purple Belt
Counter striker
Determined

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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 3 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Dan Gaffney!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Frank Rua!
The judges for this bout are Alyssa Summers, Lou da Vinci and Steve Montenegro.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rua just misses with a punch to the body.
Gaffney thuds his shin into the meat of Rua's side.
Gaffney fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Rua.

Oooooh!!! Rua has knocked Gaffney down with a huge combo! Rua steps away and waves a wobbly Gaffney back to his feet! This one might not go much longer!

It looks like Dan Gaffney has been cut.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Gaffney lands with a cross.
Rua fails to land the takedown.
Rua on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Rua with a lazy takedown attempt
and Rua takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

Gaffney shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Oh and he's advanced to full mount straight away.
Gaffney landing punches.
Rua is in a horrible position here. Gaffney smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rua can't escape the position.
Rua is bucking up trying to escape but Gaffney cracks him with another couple of good strikes.
Rua takes a big shot to the head but keeps on trying to improve his position.
Rua in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.
Rua is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Gaffney lands a couple of nice shots there from mount.
Rua wriggling around on the bottom manages to avoid the strikes thrown by Gaffney.
Gaffney tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Gaffney looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
Gaffney sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Rua holding onto his opponent's waist for dear life, as Gaffney tries to land some strikes to get him to release his grip.
Rua tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Gaffney controlling the position easily from mount.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rua wants to hold on but Gaffney pushes him away.
Rua tries to reverse the position but Gaffney maintains control.
Rua is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Rua wants to hold on but Gaffney pushes him away.
Rua regains half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are battling for position here. Rua manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Rua is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

Rua working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Gaffney has passed into half guard!
Gaffney is taking a breather. Rua 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.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Gaffney throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
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 Dan Gaffney will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Dan Gaffney's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Gaffney lands a nice leg kick that just misses Rua's sensitive parts.
Gaffney thows a body kick. Rua tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Gaffney misses with a few strikes there.
Rua misses with a takedown
and Gaffney makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Gaffney looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Rua changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Gaffney tries to avoid it but Rua manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Gaffney to the ground. Gaffney escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Gaffney takes a jab right on the kisser.
Gaffney throws a quick inside leg kick.
Rua ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Gaffney tries to clinch there but Rua circles away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rua misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Gaffney.
Gaffney uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rua.
Gaffney misses with a series of wild punches.
Gaffney getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
A telegraphed right hand from Rua misses the target.
Rua looks to score with a jab to the body but Gaffney is just out of range.
Rua rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Gaffney moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Rua shoots in but doesn't get the takedown

and Gaffney counters with a single leg into guard. Rua didn't expect that.
Dan Gaffney has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Frank Rua.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gaffney not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Rua utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Gaffney won't allow Rua to sweep him here.
Gaffney wanted to stand there but Rua had control of the position.

Rua escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Gaffney gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Gaffney in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gaffney wants to control from the top but Rua keeps moving.
Rua trying to keep a closed guard but Gaffney is proving a slippery customer.
Rua keeping moving, preventing Gaffney from controlling successfully.
Gaffney postures up and lands a big shot to Rua's brow.
Gaffney controlling from the top position.
Gaffney wants to control from the top but Rua keeps moving.
Gaffney knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Rua on the ground.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

The ref stands the fighters back up. Dan Gaffney wasn't doing enough on the ground.
Gaffney tries to close the distance and clinch up but Rua swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Gaffney misses with a right hand

and Rua counters with a single leg into guard. Gaffney didn't expect that.
Rua wants to pass the guard but Gaffney is keeping the position.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rua passes easily into side control. Nice work.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Gaffney trying to control but Rua flips him over like a cheap hooker and has his back!
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 Dan Gaffney will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Dan Gaffney's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! 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.


Gaffney throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Gaffney scores with a jab to the jaw.

Gaffney is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Rua's half guard.
Gaffney throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Rua wants to control but Gaffney is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Ground and pound from Gaffney.

Rua kicks off Gaffney and gets to his feet.
Rua shoots and misses
and Gaffney counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Rua has his takedown stuffed
and Gaffney counters with a series of strikes. Rua will be more careful next time no doubt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gaffney throws a nice inside leg kick.

Rua tries to keep at a distance but Gaffney has taken the fight into the clinch.
Gaffney is pressed up against the cage. Rua has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Gaffney down to the mat. Gaffney avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Dan Gaffney has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Frank Rua.
Rua takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Rua misses with a lunging right hand
and Gaffney counters with a nice body kick.
Gaffney slaps away a takedown attempt from Rua, before circling back to the center of the mat.

Gaffney closes the distance and clinches.

Gaffney breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Dan Gaffney is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rua misses with a double jab
and Gaffney counters with a nice low kick that buckles Rua's knee momentarily.
Gaffney throws a lazy right hand but Rua sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Dan Gaffney is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Rua misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Gaffney fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Rua.
Rua shoots in but Gaffney avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Gaffney thumps Rua with a low kick.
Gaffney fails to land with a series of punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Rua.
Gaffney lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Gaffney lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Gaffney throws out a powerful jab.
Rua loads up on a big right hand but Gaffney slips the punch.
Rua misses with a takedown attempt
letting Gaffney counter with a right hand.
Rua looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Gaffney defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Rua.

Gaffney drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gaffney stays in close to Rua's body and controls the position.

Gaffney stands and steps away. Rua gets to his feet too and we're back to the striking game.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Gaffney moves into range and clinches up with Rua.
Gaffney stalling the fight.

Gaffney breaks the clinch.
Gaffney keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
The crowd cheers as Gaffney lands an impressive looking overhand right. Rua doesn't seem phased though.

And that's the end of the fight!
Dan Gaffney showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Gaffney 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 Alyssa Summers scores the fight 30:28
Judge Lou da Vinci scores the fight 29:28
Judge Steve Montenegro scores the fight 29:29

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Dan Gaffney!

Dan Gaffney thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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58%

 

Event: INY 19 - GSP vs Hall     
Date:   Jun 02, 2012

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Frank Rua and Lore Helord. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

194 cm
27
205 lbs
4 - 1 - 0
192 cm
26
205 lbs
2 - 2 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Brawler
KO power
BJJ Blue Belt
Decent boxing
Powerful

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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 4 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Frank Rua!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Lore Helord!
The judges for this bout are Alyssa Summers, Joseph Jones and Steve Montenegro.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Helord tries to clinch but Rua moves away

so Rua counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Rua sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Helord's guard.
Helord is refusing to be controlled, as Rua sits in half guard.
Helord is looking to control Rua's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Helord avoid being mounted?
Rua seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Helord does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

Helord looking for submissions off his back.
Still in half guard, Rua seems content to control.
Rua trying to control from half guard but Helord is working away.

That's one minute gone in the round.

The ref stands the fighters back up. Frank Rua wasn't doing enough on the ground.

Rua looking for a takedown here - he's got it.
Rua postures up.

Rua decides to stand up and beckons his opponent to follow.

Rua shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Helord is trying to defend but Rua finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Rua controlling the action here.
Rua trying to control the action but Helord is working from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rua trying to pass the guard but Helord defending well.
Helord wants to control but Rua is keeping busy.
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!
Rua moves nicely into side control.
Helord is not content to let Rua control the position.

Rua decides to take the fight back to the feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Rua shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
Rua trying to control the position from guard on top but Helord is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Helord has his foot on Rua's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Rua works his way back into a safe position though.
Rua trying to control but Helord is working from the bottom.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Helord working for a triangle but Rua defends it easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Helord preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Rua not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Rua passes easily into side control. Nice work.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.

Rua tries for a kimura but Helord is defending well.

Rua is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Helord has escaped the position, nice work there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Frank Rua dominated that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Helord fails in his attempt to clinch.

Rua scores a takedown into full mount!
Rua can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Helord is looking to escape.
Rua lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.
Rua trying to control but Helord is having none of it.

Rua is standing up out of mount! Strange tactic there - he must really want this one on the feet!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Helord uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rua.
Rua connects with a crisp jab.

Rua closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Helord quickly recovers to half guard.
Rua wants to take a breather but Helord is having none of it.
Rua looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.

Rua is looking for a kimura but Helord is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Rua to get the leverage.

Rua decides he's had enough of the ground and stands up.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Helord is looking to take this fight into the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Helord tries to clinch there but Rua circles away.
Rua gets off balance looking for a body kick

and Helord counters with a nice double leg into half guard.

Rua actively working from the bottom here.
Rua is looking to improve his position.
Rua is trying to control but can't.
Rua is looking for a sweep. Helord is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Helord not landing any meaningful shots this time.

Helord is working for a kimura but Rua is defending it quite comfortably.
Helord wants to pass the guard but Rua is defending well.
Helord prevents Rua from improving his position.
Helord really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Rua. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Helord tries to pass to full mount but Rua defends it.
Frank Rua overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Helord is working for a kimura here but Rua manages to reverse the position and he's now in Helord's guard.
Rua working some strikes from top position.
Helord keeping moving, preventing Rua from controlling successfully.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.

Helord looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Rua passes into side control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Rua shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
Rua is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Helord can do to turn this around?

Rua is working for a submission of some sort.

Helord is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Rua pulls his head out easily.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Helord is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Rua is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!

Rua get's back to his feet.
Helord tries to clinch up but Rua circles away and keeps his distance.
Frank Rua seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Rua drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
Rua loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Helord looking for a sweep. Not yet Helord, not yet.

Rua decides he's had enough of playing guard and decides to stand. Come on Helord, up you get!
Rua tries to clinch up.
Rua avoids the clinch attempt nicely.

Rua closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Helord did well to prevent Rua getting side control.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Helord wants to get back to full guard.

Rua is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Helord has managed to free his arm - good work.
Rua lands strikes from half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rua is trying to control. Helord wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Rua looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Helord with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Rua throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.

Helord is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Rua pulls his head out easily.
Helord takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Helord is trying to get back to full guard.
Rua is keen to just control but Helord is a slippery customer.
Rua passes to side control.

Rua looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Rua decides to take the fight back to the feet.

Rua shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Helord is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Rua pulls his head out easily.
Lore Helord has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Frank Rua is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Helord punching from the bottom.

And that's the end of the fight!
Frank Rua showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Rua 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 Alyssa Summers scores the fight 30:27
Judge Joseph Jones scores the fight 30:27
Judge Steve Montenegro scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Frank Rua!
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
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FIGHT
RATING
50%

 

Event: INY Supercard - Armageddon     
Date:   May 06, 2012

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Mark Rebel and Frank Rua. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

189 cm
20
220 lbs
4 - 2 - 0
194 cm
26
205 lbs
4 - 0 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Basic striking
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
Brawler
Determined

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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 4 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Mark Rebel!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Frank Rua!
The judges for this bout are John Roberts, Eddie Farnsworth and Alyssa Summers.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Rebel is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Rua's half guard.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.
Rebel missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Rebel sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Rua defending well though.
Rebel thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Rua's head.
Rua wants to control but Rebel is keeping busy.
Rebel thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Rua's head.
Rua is looking to escape.
Rebel not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Rebel prevents Rua from improving his position.
Rebel lands strikes from half guard.
Rua has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Rebel is working away from the top position though.
Rua tries to kick Rebel off but Rebel keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rebel not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Rua avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Rebel.
Rebel lands strikes from half guard.
Rebel looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Rua with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Rebel takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Rebel drops an elbow to the side of Rua's head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rebel slips a nice elbow through Rua's hands, connecting with Rua's forehead.

Rua is rocked!
Rua trying to control from the bottom.
Rebel is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Rebel lands with a punch from half guard.
Rua is still in real trouble! Can Rebel finish him?
Rebel tries to pass the half guard into mount. Rua knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Rua seems to have recovered his senses.
Rebel missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rebel thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Rua's head.
Rebel thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Rebel throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Rua trying to hold on to Rebel's head to control him but Rebel postures up.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Rebel scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Rebel not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Rebel throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Rebel is nestled in close to Rua, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Rebel lands a nice short elbow.
Rebel missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Rebel seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Rua is looking for a sweep. Rebel is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rebel throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Rebel throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Ground and pound from Rebel.
Rebel missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Rebel 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.
Rebel is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Rebel missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
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. Rebel connects with a nice short shot to Rua's temple.
Rua pushes Rebel off looking to stand but Rebel dives back in and keeps control.
Rebel is thwarting Rua's attempts to control the position.
Rua looks gassed!
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Rebel lands a nice short elbow.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rebel is nestled in close to Rua, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
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. Rebel connects with a nice short shot to Rua's temple.
Rebel scoring with strikes to the body and head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rebel scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Rebel lands a big elbow - Rua is out of it! He's waving his arms around but his eyes are closed and he's not intelligently defending himself - the ref has no choice but to jump in and stop the fight! This one is in the books! A TKO win for Rebel!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:27 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Mark Rebel!
A relieved looking Mark Rebel thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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manager
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FIGHT
RATING
67%

 

Event: INY 15 - Revenge of Vlad     
Date:   Apr 14, 2012

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Frank Rua and DJ Puggles. 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.

194 cm
26
205 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
193 cm
26
215 lbs
2 - 2 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Brawler
KO power
Decent wrestler
Solid Muay Thai
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Frank Rua!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, DJ Puggles!
The judges for this bout are Russell Pearce, David Schapiro and Franklyn Lucas.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A punch combination from Puggles misses.
Rua fails with an attempt to clinch.
Puggles stuffs the takedown.
Rua avoids a punch combination nicely.
Rua throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Puggles.
Puggles throws a quick inside leg kick.
Puggles is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Puggles looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Puggles throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Rua tries a head kick but it misses.
Rua blocks a jab.
Rua dives in and grabs Puggles's left leg, looking for a takedown. Puggles pushes down on Rua's head and hops out.
A slapping body kick lands there for Puggles.
Puggles throws a right hand that Rua ducks under and follows up with a left that Rua also avoids with ease.
Puggles swats away the attempt to clinch by Rua.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Puggles keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Puggles checks a low kick from Rua.
Puggles shoots in for a takedown but Rua shows good takedown defense.
Rua keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Donk. Rua catches Puggles right on the button with a cross.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Puggles.
Puggles misses with a few strikes there.
Rua takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Puggles blocks a head kick by Rua.
Rua takes one to the side of the head.

Rua looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into mount! Oh, that's bad for Puggles!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rua avoids the attempt from Puggles to control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Puggles wants to improve position but instead he's given up his back.
Rua tries to keep control of the position but Puggles is staying busy.
Rua controlling the position well here. Puggles rolled but Rua kept the hooks locked in and stayed in the dominant position.
You can see the frustration on Puggles's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here.

Rua is persistently looking for the submission but Puggles is defending it well.

Rua working for a RNC but it's not happening just yet.

Rua looking for the RNC.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Puggles biding his time here by controlling the hands, looking to escape.
Rua has the hooks in. Puggles is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.

Puggles is trying to defend against the choke here but Rua has an arm under his chin. This one might not last much longer. Rua Tightens the hold and Puggles taps out furiously! Rua displays superior BJJ to win the fight.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Frank Rua!
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
33%

 

Event: INY 11 Cantwell vs. Chojacki     
Date:   Mar 18, 2012

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Frank Rua and Derick Smith. Smith has chosen I am The Law as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

194 cm
26
205 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
196 cm
25
215 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Counter striker
KO power
BJJ Blue Belt
Brawler
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Frank Rua!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Derick Smith!
The judges for this bout are Columbo Gatti, Bruno Lombardi and Russell Pearce.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Smith has his takedown stuffed

and Rua counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Smith can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Rua controls the pace.
Smith controlling the position.
Rua pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Smith is keeping the position for now.
Smith looking to control.
Rua slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

The referee has ruled that neither fighter is active enough on the ground and has stood them back up.

Smith shoots in from a long way out. He's driving through with the takedown attempt and he eventually gets it, landing in Rua's guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Smith trying to control but Rua is working from the bottom.

Rua is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Smith defends well.
Rua keeping moving, preventing Smith from controlling successfully.
Rua wants to sweep here but Smith controlling him for the moment.
Smith must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Smith forces his way into half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Rua wants to control but Smith is keeping busy and won't allow it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Smith thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Rua's head.
Rua trying to control but Smith postures up.

Smith seems to be trying to get a kimura but instead Rua has recovered full guard.
Smith really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Rua. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Smith with a nice head shot there.
Smith trying to control but Rua is working from the bottom.
Rua is pulling down on Smith's head to control his posture.
Smith slips nicely into half guard.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Smith seems to be working for a kimura but Rua defends the submission attempt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Smith stalling away here and it's allowed Rua to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
Smith postures up.
Rua pulls Smith in close to prevent any damage.
Smith looking to sit in guard and control but Rua gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Rua postures up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rua controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Rua trying to control the position from guard on top but Smith is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

We're going to have a standup here because Frank Rua wasn't active enough for the referee's liking.

Smith gets caught napping as Rua dives in and scores a takedown. Smith manages to retain guard.
Rua wants to control from the top but Smith keeps moving.
Rua works a leg free and moves into half guard.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Rua is pressing down on Smith's thigh, looking to free his foot. Smith is holding on for now.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Frank Rua dominated that round.
That's time! Rua's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.



Rua gets a double leg takedown into Smith's guard.

Rua drops back looking for a leg! Smith is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Smith manages to kick Rua off! Rua jumps back into Smith's guard.
Rua trying to control the position from guard on top but Smith is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Smith is pulling down on Rua's head to control his posture.
Smith can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Rua controls the pace.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rua trying to control but Smith is working from the bottom.
Smith working a defensive guard here.

The ref stands the fighters back up because Frank Rua just wasn't active enough.

Rua gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Smith to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Rua looking to hit a scissor sweep but Smith is one step ahead there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Smith being controlled here momentarily.

Smith drops back looking for a heel hook - he quickly realises he's not going to get it but Rua manages to dive on top of him before he can escape and now Smith has Rua in his guard.
Smith keeping moving, preventing Rua from controlling successfully.
Smith working a defensive guard but Rua manages to pass into side control anyway.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rua wants to lay and pray for a moment but Smith keeps working.
Rua is really struggling to control Smith but he's trying to hold on to the position.
Smith is trying to get back to half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
You can see the frustration on Smith's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Rua wants to lay and pray for a moment but Smith keeps working.
Rua staying calm.
Smith struggling a bit here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Smith with a poor takedown
and Rua counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.

Smith shoots in and gets a takedown into Rua's guard.

Rua has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Smith can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Rua not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Rua pulls Smith in close to prevent any damage.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Smith trying to control but Rua is working from the bottom.
Rua looking for a sweep. Not yet Rua, not yet.
Rua preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Smith throws a strike but Rua rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.
Rua controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Smith controls Rua momentarily but Rua frees himself.
Rua wants to control from the top but Smith keeps moving.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

It looks like we're going to have a standup here. Neither fighter is doing enough on the ground.

Smith gets caught flat footed, as Rua shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
Smith trying to control the position here.
Rua pushing down on Smith's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Rua is thwarting Smith's attempts to control the position.
Rua is stalling here. Smith is in no mood to hang around though. He's locked up a kimura from the bottom! Rua seems to be keeping calm but he's forced to roll out of the hold and Smith has ended up in side control on the top. Nice work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Smith laying and praying for a moment but Rua takes advantage and regains half guard.

Smith seems to be looking for submissions.
Rua wants to control but Smith is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Rua is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Derick Smith has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Frank Rua overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

Smith is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Rua doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Smith.

Smith is working for a submission of some sort.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Smith is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Rua doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Smith.
Smith is thwarting Rua's attempts to control the position.

And that's the end of the fight!
Frank Rua showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Rua 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 Columbo Gatti scores the fight 30:27
Judge Bruno Lombardi scores the fight 30:27
Judge Russell Pearce scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Frank Rua!
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A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
49%

 

Event: INY - Fight Night 2     
Date:   Feb 29, 2012

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Frank Rua and Kendall Carol. Both fighter's entrance songs getting the crowd jumping here.

194 cm
26
205 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
190 cm
22
205 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Counter striker
KO power
BJJ White Belt
Excellent boxer
Solid chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Frank Rua!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Kendall Carol!
The judges for this bout are Anthony Taglia, Alyssa Summers and Jonathan Paton.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Carol fails with an attempt to clinch.
Carol looks to land a combination but Rua avoids it well.
Rua shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Carol pinned against the cage. Carol gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.

Carol darts in and clinches Rua up against the cage.

Rua breaks from the clinch.
Carol throws a looping overhand right but Rua ducks down to avoid it.
Nice sprawl there from Carol as Rua shoots in.
Carol misses with a double jab

and Rua counters with a nice double leg into half guard.

Carol looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Carol trying to control here but he's found himself mounted! Oh no!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rua tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Rua with the ground and pound from mount.

Carol tries to improve his position but Rua has taken his back! Rua has a choke - it's sunk in pretty tight... Will Carol tap? No... maybe... yes! He's tapped! Rua pushes Carol away and gets up to celebrate with his corner!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Frank Rua!
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manager
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RATING
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Event: INY 3 Almanez V Savanis II     
Date:   Jan 21, 2012

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Frank Rua and Todd East. We have two fighters making their debuts here, so let's see who comes out of this one with their first professional victory.

194 cm
25
205 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
185 cm
25
205 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Counter striker
KO power
Decent wrestler
Decent boxing
Very confident

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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 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Frank Rua!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Todd East!
The judges for this bout are Joseph Jones, Columbo Gatti and Russell Pearce.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
East lands a right hook to the body.
Some wild striking there from East.
East connects with a good right hand that stumbles Rua. Rua circles away out of range and recomposes himself.

East closes the distance and pushes Rua back into the cage.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, East creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
East blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Rua drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.

Rua's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Todd East seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rua closes this distance looking for a takedown but East circles away.

East pushes Rua up against the cage in a clinch.
Rua can't get the takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Frank Rua. That's going to take a lot out of him.
East slows down the pace here.
Rua is trying to work for a single leg takedown but East pulls him back up using the underhooks.

That's one minute gone in the round.
East makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
East pushes Rua back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rua drops down looking for an ankle pick but East pulls his leg out and moves away.
Donk. East catches Rua right on the button with a cross.
East lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Todd East is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
East tries to clinch there but Rua circles away.
East scores with a jab to the head.
Good shot there by East.
A right-left combo lands from East.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
East throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A decent looking cross lands there for East.

Rua is rocked!
Rua dives in and grabs East's left leg, looking for a takedown. East pushes down on Rua's head and hops out.
Rua takes one to the chin there.
East connects with a right hand. Rua shakes it off.
Oh Rua is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Rua tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but East swivels and escapes.
Rua seems to have got his legs back now.

East has taken the fight to the clinch.
A shot in the inside from East.
East controlling the action here for a moment.
East softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Nice body punch from East.
Rua wants to stall.
East throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Ruas head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rua misses with a hook to the ribs.
East throws a punch but it's blocked by Rua.
East lands a body punch in the clinch.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, East creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Rua throws a knee to the head but misses.
East lands on the inside with an uppercut.
East has Rua pressed against the cage, preventing Rua from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
East working some nice short punches in the clinch.
East effectively controlling the action here.
Good body shot from East.
East dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
A short uppercut from East.
East pressing his opponent against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
East gets through Rua's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Rua jumps guard but East turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Rua trying to control the position but instead, East has worked for underhooks and has pushed Rua into the cage.
East lands on the inside with an uppercut.
East slowing the pace effectively.
East lands with a light punch inside.
A head punch on the inside from East fails to land.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
East scores with a nice hook to the head.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Rua wants to stall.
Rua is trying to drag East to the mat but East just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
East scores with a nice hook to the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


East misses with a few strikes there.
East tries to clinch

so Rua counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
East looking to control.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
East wants to control but instead he gets his guard passed and Rua is now in half guard.
East trying to hold on to Rua's head to control him but Rua postures up.
Rua is taking a breather. East 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.
East is trying to control but can't.

That's one minute gone in the round.
East wants to get back to full guard but Rua has passed into side control.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if East can do anything to dispel that myth.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Rua working away.
Rua trying to control the action but East is working from the bottom.

Rua tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Rua has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Rua trying to control the action but East is working from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rua tries to move to mount but East blocks the move with his legs.

Rua working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Rua wants to control but East is keeping him busy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
East tries to bench press Rua off him but Rua keeps the position.
Rua trying to control the action but East is working from the bottom.
Rua working away.
East tries to wriggle free to get back to his feet but he's given up his back! Oops.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
East just trying to survive but Rua is wriggling into a better position, looking to finish.
Rua wants to control but East is keeping busy.

Rua working for a RNC but it's not happening just yet.
East can't escape the position.
The crowd applaud the fighters efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rua has his opponent trapped and is landing shots. Not a good position for East.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Frank Rua dominated that second round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!


A nice combination there by East.
Rua fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
East throws a nice looking combination but Rua bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
East connects with a good right hand that stumbles Rua. Rua circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
East rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Rua moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Frank Rua is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Rua swats away the attempt to clinch by East.
East lands with a straight right. Rua didn't see that one coming.
East misses with a body punch

and Rua counters with a takedown into side control.
East really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Rua. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rua is pausing for a moment. What's he doing? It looks like he's clearing his nose. Oh dude! He's shot a load of snot all down East's shoulder. That is not cool.
Rua trying to control the position but East is working away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rua gets to mount! East was on the offensive and wasn't defending properly.

Rua working for a submission but East is keeping him at bay.
East is trying desperately to improve position.
East wants to hold on but Rua pushes him away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rua content just to control the position here.
Rua's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.

Rua looks like he's working for a submission but he's not found anything just yet.
East is working to get back to half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
East wants to get back to his feet.
Rua takes East's back.
East can't escape the position.
Rua is controlling his opponent, waiting for an opportunity to finish.
Frank Rua overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Rua working for the choke.

East is trying to defend against the choke here but Rua has an arm under his chin. This one might not last much longer. Rua Tightens the hold and East taps out furiously! Rua displays superior BJJ to win the fight.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:34 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Frank Rua!
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time
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A | B
hype
A | B
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A | B
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A | B
FIGHT
RATING
62%

 

 
 
 
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