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Event: HFC Challengers 68     
Date:   Feb 07, 2016

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Oliver Webbs and Emil Yanenko. Oliver Webbs is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples... Tweaking his own nipples that is.

163 cm
28
135 lbs
7 - 6 - 0
167 cm
35
119 lbs
17 - 14 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good takedowns
Counter fighter
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Oliver Webbs!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Emil Yanenko!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Frank Antenori and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Webbs stuffs the takedown attempt from Yanenko. Yanenko gets slowly back to his feet.
Yanenko shoots and misses
and Webbs counters with an inside leg kick.
Yanenko misses with a takedown attempt
enabling Webbs to counter with a crisp jab.
Oliver Webbs has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Emil Yanenko.
No luck for Yanenko with that takedown attempt.
Webbs dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Yanenko. That did some damage!
Yanenko dives in and grabs Webbs's left leg, looking for a takedown. Webbs pushes down on Yanenko's head and hops out.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Yanenko gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily

and Webbs counters with a flying knee that drops Yanenko!

Yanenko is rocked!
Webbs is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Yanenko is still in real trouble! Can Webbs finish him?
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Yanenko has an active guard here but Webbs has managed to pass into half guard.
Webbs perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Webbs landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Webbs lands a massive shot from half guard that has rocked Yanenko! More strikes land and this one is all over! Webbs jumps to his feet and is applauded loudly by the crowd!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:21 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Oliver Webbs!
Oliver Webbs decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
The defeated Emil Yanenko had this to say: 'I am Retiring. I would like to thank all of my Friends and Family who have let me live my Dream. I also want to thank my Sponsors and Agent Alex Biro for all of the trust he put in me. Oliver Webbs got lucky but I will honor my promise in retiring'.
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Event: HFC 243 Bloody War     
Date:   Jan 09, 2016

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Mats Lindgraf and Emil Yanenko. Man, I cannot wait for this one!

225 cm
25
130 lbs
11 - 6 - 0
167 cm
35
119 lbs
16 - 14 - 0
Good takedowns
Counter fighter
Experienced
Good takedowns
Counter fighter
Solid chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Mats Lindgraf!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Emil Yanenko!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Jack Bonds and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Yanenko shoots in for a takedown but Lindgraf shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.

Yanenko closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Yanenko lands in his opponent's guard.

Lindgraf looking for a guillotine here but Yanenko defends easily.
Lindgraf not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Yanenko trying to control but Lindgraf is working from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Yanenko controls from within his opponent's guard.
Yanenko trying to control but Lindgraf is working from the bottom.

Yanenko drops back looking for a leg! Lindgraf is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Lindgraf manages to kick Yanenko off! Yanenko jumps back into Lindgraf's guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Lindgraf throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Yanenko pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Lindgraf is keeping the position for now.

Lindgraf working for a triangle but Yanenko defends it easily.

Yanenko drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Yanenko jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Lindgraf controls Yanenko momentarily but Yanenko frees himself.
Yanenko trying to control the position from guard on top but Lindgraf is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Lindgraf is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Yanenko trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Lindgraf not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Yanenko advances position into side control!
Lindgraf is trying to control Yanenko's posture but Yanenko avoids it.
Lindgraf is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Yanenko is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Yanenko tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Lindgraf wants to control but Yanenko postures up.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Lindgraf trying to remain calm as Yanenko controls from the top position.

Yanenko goes for an armbar here - this could be all over! But no, Lindgraf has escaped beautifully and is now on top in side control! Oh, that's unlucky for Yanenko but great work by Lindgraf.
Lindgraf is looking to take a break and control but Yanenko is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Lindgraf really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.

Lindgraf is trying to get an arm triangle but Yanenko is defending well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yanenko is looking to slip a leg under and get half guard but Lindgraf is one step ahead and moves to full mount!
Yanenko slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Yanenko wants to get back to full guard but Lindgraf has passed into side control.
Lindgraf wants to lay and pray for a moment but Yanenko keeps working.
Yanenko regains half guard.
Yanenko is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Lindgraf will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Yanenko shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Lindgraf is trying to defend but Yanenko finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Lindgraf works his way to full guard. Good work.
Yanenko stands and throws Lindgraf's legs to the side, diving into side control.

Yanenko looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Yanenko wants to lay and pray for a moment but Lindgraf keeps working.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lindgraf is trying to improve his position.
Yanenko works to advance to full mount. Lindgraf defends for a few seconds but eventually he succumbs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lindgraf wants to control but Yanenko is having none of it.
Yanenko tries to control but Lindgraf wriggling away.

Yanenko looks like he's working for a submission but he's not found anything just yet.
Lindgraf is working to get back to half guard.
Lindgraf is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Lindgraf can't escape the position.

Yanenko has hold of Lindgraf's left arm, perhaps looking for a submission. The two fighters tussle over control of the isolated limb and Lindgraf manages to get his arm back to his side and away from danger.
Lindgraf wants to hold on but Yanenko pushes him away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Yanenko wants to control the pace but Lindgraf is squirming around nicely.
Lindgraf tries to hold on but Yanenko postures up.
Yanenko content just to control the position here.
Lindgraf is squirming around, avoiding Yanenko's attempts to control the action.

Yanenko goes for an armbar but he's not got it… Lindgraf turns into him and now he's in Yanenko's guard.
Lindgraf sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Yanenko's guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Yanenko trying to hold on to Lindgraf's head to control him but Lindgraf postures up.

Lindgraf seems to be working for a kimura but Yanenko defends the submission attempt.
Yanenko moves into full guard.
Yanenko controls Lindgraf momentarily but Lindgraf frees himself.
Lindgraf distracts Yanenko with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Lindgraf wants to control from the top but Yanenko keeps moving.
Lindgraf throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Yanenko works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Lindgraf is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Lindgraf has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.

Yanenko looking for a guillotine here but Lindgraf defends easily.
Yanenko has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yanenko is trying to keep Lindgraf in close.

Yanenko is looking for a triangle here but Lindgraf uses the submission attempt to pass into side control.
Yanenko is looking for a sweep.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Yanenko is not content to let Lindgraf control the position.
Yanenko tries to get back to half guard but can't.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Emil Yanenko showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Yanenko with a poor takedown

and Lindgraf moves into the clinch.
Lindgraf pushes off an throws an elbow but Yanenko leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Lindgraf prevents a takedown attempt there.

Lindgraf's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Yanenko shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Lindgraf counters with a straight right hand.
Mats Lindgraf has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Emil Yanenko.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Yanenko gets caught napping as Lindgraf dives in and scores a takedown. Yanenko manages to retain guard.

Yanenko escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Lindgraf gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Yanenko wants to sweep here but Lindgraf controlling him for the moment.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lindgraf works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Yanenko is looking for a sweep. Lindgraf is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Lindgraf is keen to just control but Yanenko is a slippery customer.

Yanenko actively working from the bottom here.
Yanenko takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Yanenko wants to control the action here but instead Lindgraf manages to pass to full mount!
Lindgraf landing strikes, looking to finish!
Yanenko is looking to get to half guard.
Yanenko keeps trying to improve his position.
Emil Yanenko has got the better of the ground game so far.

Lindgraf has hold of Yanenko's left arm, perhaps looking for a submission. The two fighters tussle over control of the isolated limb and Yanenko manages to get his arm back to his side and away from danger.
Lindgraf wants to control the pace but Yanenko is squirming around nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Yanenko slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Yanenko is looking for a sweep. Lindgraf is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Lindgraf working over Yanenko with some ground and pound. Yanenko looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Yanenko tries to get to full guard but Lindgraf has control of the leg.

Lindgraf seems to be looking for submissions.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Lindgraf prevents Yanenko from improving his position.
Lindgraf is looking to advance position but Yanenko won't allow it.
Yanenko wants to control but Lindgraf is keeping busy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lindgraf wants to take a breather but Yanenko is having none of it.
Yanenko gets back to full guard.
Lindgraf tries to stand but Yanenko is controlling from the bottom.
Yanenko not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Yanenko wants to sweep but no luck.
Yanenko is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Yanenko looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Lindgraf puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.

Lindgraf is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Yanenko is just riding it out for now. Lindgraf eventually gives up the hold.
Yanenko tries to get to full guard but Lindgraf has control of the leg.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Lindgraf uses his free foot to push down on Yanenko's thigh. Eventually he works his other foot free and he's advanced to mount - this is trouble for Yanenko.

Lindgraf jumps to the side looking to secure the arm triangle…. Ooooh, that looks tight… Yanenko is gargling but he's managed to escape! Nice work there by Yanenko and Lindgraf has given up the dominant position trying to land that submission.
Yanenko is trying to get back to half guard.
Emil Yanenko is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

Lindgraf stands up and beckons Yanenko to his feet.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Yanenko.

And that's the end of the fight!
Mats Lindgraf showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Yanenko has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 28:29
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 28:29
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Emil Yanenko!

Emil Yanenko took to the mic in his post fight interview and said 'Im glad I won, It means another Fight for me!'.
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Event: HFC 240 Ride Till Dawn     
Date:   Dec 19, 2015

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Leeroy Jenkins and Emil Yanenko. Jenkins comes to the cage accompanied by Rock On. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

184 cm
25
135 lbs
8 - 8 - 0
167 cm
34
119 lbs
15 - 14 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Great low kicks
Granite chin
Good takedowns
Counter fighter
Solid chin

GREEN!160

CBK Fury Nutrition Inc.
FJCP Healthy Nutrition



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Leeroy Jenkins!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Emil Yanenko!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Jack Bonds and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jenkins connects with a leg kick. Yanenko looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Jenkins misses with a two punch combination.
Jenkins throws a nice outside leg kick.
Yanenko goes for a double leg but Jenkins avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Jenkins continues to drive forward.
Jenkins plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
A nice inside leg kick there by Jenkins. That's going to slow Yanenko down.
Leeroy Jenkins seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A head kick misses from Jenkins.

Excellent takedown into side control there by Yanenko.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Yanenko is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Jenkins has escaped the position, nice work there.
Yanenko tries to advance to mount but Jenkins denies him.
Yanenko is looking to take a break and control but Jenkins is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Yanenko tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Yanenko has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!

Yanenko is trying to get an arm triangle but Jenkins is defending well.
Jenkins is looking for a sweep.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Yanenko working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Yanenko trying to control the action but Jenkins is working from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Yanenko controlling from side mount.

Yanenko wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Jenkins, who protects the arm well.

Yanenko working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Jenkins can't do much from the bottom here.

Yanenko is working to tighten his grip on Jenkins's neck. He's isolated an arm and is working for an arm triangle. Jenkins has recognised the danger and is trying to turn with the submission but Yanenko is really squeezing tight and eventually Jenkins passes out! Yanenko breaks the hold and jumps onto the cage to celebrate! Submission of the night, I'd say!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Arm Triangle). Emil Yanenko!
A very excited looking Emil Yanenko made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
Leeroy Jenkins spoke after the fight, saying 'Juast luck mate...'.
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Event: HFC 232 Vengeance     
Date:   Oct 24, 2015

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Ligerito Rodriguez and Emil Yanenko. I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!

164 cm
28
138 lbs
8 - 2 - 0
167 cm
34
119 lbs
15 - 13 - 0
Good wrestling
Basic striking
Very quick
Good takedowns
Counter fighter
Good gas tank

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FJCP Healthy Nutrition
Four Aces Nutrition



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ligerito Rodriguez!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Emil Yanenko!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Percy O'Donnell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Rodriguez dives in and scores a takedown into Yanenko's guard.
Rodriguez has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.

Yanenko has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Rodriguez can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Rodriguez is looking to work some ground and pound but Yanenko has wrist control.
Yanenko wants to sweep but no luck.
Rodriguez works over Yanenko with some ground and pound from guard.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Rodriguez accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Yanenko is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Rodriguez throwing strikes from guard but Yanenko blocks nicely.
Rodriguez chips away with some ground and pound.
Rodriguez works over Yanenko with some ground and pound from guard.

Yanenko looking for a guillotine here but Rodriguez defends easily.
Rodriguez landing some decent shots from guard.

Yanenko is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Rodriguez is aware though and is defending well.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Rodriguez accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rodriguez scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Rodriguez throwing strikes but missing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rodriguez postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Yanenko is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Rodriguez trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Rodriguez slips nicely into half guard.

Yanenko looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Yanenko regains full guard. Nicely done.
Rodriguez content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Yanenko wants to sweep but no luck.

Yanenko has his foot on Rodriguez's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Rodriguez works his way back into a safe position though.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Rodriguez is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Rodriguez lands a couple of digs.
Yanenko utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Rodriguez is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Rodriguez has improved his flexibility recently so we will have to see if he can use that to his advantage.
Rodriguez looking to pass the guard.
Yanenko manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Rodriguez manages to get himself to full guard.


That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rodriguez wants to sweep here but Yanenko controlling him for the moment.
Yanenko slips nicely into half guard.
Yanenko is trying to control. Rodriguez wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Rodriguez regains full guard. Nicely done.
Rodriguez keeping moving, preventing Yanenko from controlling successfully.
Rodriguez looking for a sweep. Not yet Rodriguez, not yet.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Yanenko trying to control but Rodriguez is working from the bottom.
Rodriguez looking to control but Yanenko passes into half guard.
Rodriguez is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Yanenko's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Yanenko's back!
Rodriguez doesn't have the hooks in and Yanenko manages to turn into his guard.
Rodriguez wants to sweep but no luck.
Rodriguez is working hard here to advance position.
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!
Yanenko is stalling in the full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rodriguez lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Yanenko lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Yanenko forces his way into half guard.
Rodriguez tries to roll over but Yanenko keeps him under control.
Yanenko is thwarting Rodriguez's attempts to control the position.

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

Yanenko looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Rodriguez is defending against the submission attempts here by Yanenko.
Rodriguez is pressing down on Yanenko's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Yanenko trying to control but Rodriguez is working from the bottom.
Yanenko might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Rodriguez haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.

Yanenko is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.
Yanenko looking to pass the guard.

Rodriguez is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Yanenko is aware though and is defending well.
Yanenko wants to control from the top but Rodriguez keeps moving.
Rodriguez working a defensive guard here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Rodriguez gets a takedown into half guard.
Yanenko is looking for a sweep. Rodriguez is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Rodriguez lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.

Yanenko looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Nice strikes from Rodriguez there.
Yanenko wants to improve his position but Rodriguez is controlling well.
Rodriguez is nestled in close to Yanenko, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rodriguez winds up and cracks Yanenko with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Yanenko is trying to get back to full guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Rodriguez works his way into full mount!
Yanenko keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yanenko slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Rodriguez landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.

Yanenko is rocked!
Rodriguez lands a big elbow - Yanenko 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 Rodriguez!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:30 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Ligerito Rodriguez!
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Event: HFC Challengers 57     
Date:   Sep 06, 2015

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Emil Yanenko and Mia St John. St John has chosen The Bitch is back as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Emil Yanenko has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

167 cm
33
119 lbs
15 - 12 - 0
168 cm
36
140 lbs
10 - 13 - 0
Good takedowns
Counter fighter
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
Basic striking
Knockout power

Four Aces Nutrition
FJCP Healthy Nutrition

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Emil Yanenko!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Mia St John!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Jack Bonds and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Yanenko avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Yanenko shoots in for a takedown but St John shows good takedown defense.
Yanenko really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
No luck for Yanenko with that takedown attempt.

St John takes the fight into the clinch.
Yanenko blocking some punches.
Yanenko takes a shot to the head.
St John swings wildly with an uppercut but Yanenko uses good head movement to avoid it.
St John swings wildly with an uppercut but Yanenko uses good head movement to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Yanenko fails to pull guard.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Emil Yanenko. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Come on St John - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Yanenko blocks an uppercut.
St John lands a right hand that snaps the head of Yanenko backwards.

That's one minute gone in the round.
St John swings wildly with an uppercut but Yanenko uses good head movement to avoid it.
St John lands a left hand that snaps the head of Yanenko backwards.
St John struggles to land a body shot inside as Yanenko controls his hands.
St John lands a shoulder strike.
St John fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Yanenko wants to take the fight to the mat but St John manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
St John throws a punch but it's blocked by Yanenko.
Yanenko wants a takedown.
Yanenko tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. St John smiles and moves away.

St John clinches.
St John gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Yanenko.
St John working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Yanenko blocks a punch to the side of the head.
St John fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
St John swings wildly with an uppercut but Yanenko uses good head movement to avoid it.
St John lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.

It looks like Emil Yanenko has been cut.
St John lands an uppercut.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Nice elbow from St John.

Yanenko is rocked!
St John throws a head punch that misses.
Oh Yanenko is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
St John swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A head punch on the inside from St John fails to land.
Yanenko has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by St John after a bit of a struggle.
St John misses with the head strike.
St John misses with a short punch on the inside.
St John misses with a hook from the clinch.
St John misses with some punches.
St John has a couple of punches blocked by Yanenko.
St John misses with a punch on the inside.
St John fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
St John misses with a hook from the clinch.
St John has a couple of punches blocked by Yanenko.
St John fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
St John tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Yanenko seems to have got his legs back now.
St John swings wildly with an uppercut but Yanenko uses good head movement to avoid it.
St John throws a punch but it's blocked by Yanenko.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Yanenko tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. St John just stands there and leans against the cage.
Still in the clinch, St John scores with a nice short uppercut.
St John misses with the head strike.
St John has a couple of punches blocked by Yanenko.
St John swings wildly with an uppercut but Yanenko uses good head movement to avoid it.
Yanenko drops down looking for an ankle pick but St John pulls his leg out and moves away.
St John doesn't manage to clinch there - Yanenko circles away.
Yanenko attempts a counter takedown but St John avoids it well and moves away.

St John gets a clinch.
A short right from St John on the inside.
St John swings wildly with an uppercut but Yanenko uses good head movement to avoid it.
Yanenko blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
St John misses with a hook from the clinch.
St John throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Yanenkos head.
St John fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yanenko blocks an uppercut.

Yanenko decides to pull guard.

Yanenko working for a triangle but St John defends it easily.
St John must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

St John decides he's had enough of playing guard and decides to stand. Come on Yanenko, up you get!

St John has Yanenko up against the cage in a clinch.
St John throws a head punch that misses.
St John misses with a punch to the body.

St John escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.

St John moves into the clinch successfully.
A head punch on the inside from St John fails to land.
St John gets underhooks to prevent Yanenko's takedown attempt.
St John tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
St John lands a body shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Mia St John dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Emil Yanenko's cut.
That's time! Yanenko's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Yanenko keeps the fight on the outside.
Yanenko tries to score a power double leg takedown but St John sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Yanenko somewhat.

St John instigates a clinch.
Yanenko has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by St John after a bit of a struggle.
St John struggles to land a body shot inside as Yanenko controls his hands.
Yanenko goes for a takedown attempt but St John pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Emil Yanenko. That's going to take a lot out of him.

Yanenko tries to keep at a distance but St John has taken the fight into the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
St John tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A short uppercut from St John.
St John throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Yanenkos head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
St John throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Yanenkos head.
St John content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Yanenko blocking some punches.
Yanenko blocks a body shot from St John.
St John misses with a short punch on the inside.
St John tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Yanenko's elbow.
St John struggles to land a body shot inside as Yanenko controls his hands.
St John goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for St John.
Yanenko dodges an elbow strike from St John.
St John with an attempt at a knee that misses.
St John throws a punch but it's blocked by Yanenko.
Yanenko is looking to take this one to the mat.
St John misses with some punches.
St John swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Yanenko's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Yanenko blocking some punches.
Mia St John seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Yanenko blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Yanenko blocking some punches.
St John has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Yanenko tries to pull guard but St John won't allow it.
St John has a couple of punches blocked by Yanenko.
St John tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Yanenko tries for a takedown. No joy.
St John has a couple of punches blocked by Yanenko.
Yanenko jumps guard but St John stands there with Yanenko around his waist. Yanenko gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
St John throws a head punch that misses.
St John fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
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!
Yanenko is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but St John is defending well.
St John prevents a takedown attempt there.
St John gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Yanenko.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
St John digs a right hand into Yanenko's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Yanenko's gas tank.
St John lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Yanenko drops to a knee looking for a takedown but St John gets the underhooks and prevents it.
St John lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Yanenko backwards.
Yanenko blocks an uppercut.
St John lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Yanenko backwards.
St John tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
St John tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
St John working aggressively here.
A short body shot lands from St John as the two fighters clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
St John throws a punch but it's blocked by Yanenko.
A shot in the inside from St John.
Yanenko has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by St John after a bit of a struggle.
St John misses with a hook from the clinch.
Yanenko tries to pull guard but St John won't allow it.
St John lands an uppercut in the clinch that drops Yanenko to his knees! St John keeps firing more shots against his stricken opponent and the referee jumps in to save him!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:29 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Mia St John!
A victorious Mia St John thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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Event: HFC 223 Whiplash     
Date:   Aug 22, 2015

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Emil Yanenko and Daniel Socrates. Emil Yanenko has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.

167 cm
33
119 lbs
14 - 12 - 0
172 cm
20
140 lbs
4 - 3 - 0
Good takedowns
Counter fighter
Good chin
BJJ Blue Belt
Decent boxing
Solid chin

FJCP Healthy Nutrition

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Emil Yanenko!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Daniel Socrates!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Frank Antenori and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Socrates throws a hook but Yanenko avoids it easily.

Yanenko dives in and scores a takedown into Socrates's guard.
Yanenko trying to control but Socrates is working from the bottom.
Yanenko really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Socrates wants to stand but Yanenko is controlling the position.

Yanenko drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Yanenko jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Socrates wants to stand and escape but Yanenko is having none of it.
We've been hearing that Yanenko has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Yanenko advances position into side control!
Yanenko 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 Socrates's shoulder. That is not cool.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Yanenko is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Socrates is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.

Yanenko is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Socrates is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Socrates is pushing Yanenko's head away, looking to escape. Yanenko manages to hold on to the position though.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Yanenko in side control, working for a kimura. He's got hold of an arm and he's torquing it... Socrates is tapping! That's the end of the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:27 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Emil Yanenko!
A very excited looking Emil Yanenko made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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Event: HFC Challengers 45     
Date:   Mar 22, 2015

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Sam Crow and Emil Yanenko. Chooooooooon! I think Crow might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Eminem- Not Afraid. Emil Yanenko has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Sam Crow's chin.

170 cm
27
140 lbs
4 - 2 - 0
167 cm
31
119 lbs
14 - 11 - 0
BJJ White Belt
Excellent boxer
Very quick
Powerful takedowns
Counter fighter
Powerful

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GREEN!160



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Sam Crow!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Emil Yanenko!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Don Winkell and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Yanenko slips a jab and a cross from Crow.
Crow will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Yanenko changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Yanenko on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Crow swings wildly with a couple of big hooks

and Yanenko decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Crow's guard.
Yanenko trying to control but Crow is working from the bottom.

Yanenko is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Yanenko advances to half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crow is looking to escape.

Yanenko is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.

Yanenko is working for a submission of some sort.

Yanenko is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Yanenko is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Crow defends it well.
Yanenko tries to pass to full mount but Crow defends it.
Yanenko trying to control the action but Crow is working from the bottom.
Yanenko might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Crow haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.
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.

Yanenko is working for a submission of some sort.

Yanenko is working for a kimura but Crow is defending it quite comfortably.

Yanenko is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Crow has managed to free his arm - good work.

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.
Crow is staying active underneath Yanenko, who seems content to just control the action from this position.

Yanenko is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Yanenko is pressing down on Crow's thigh, looking to free his foot. Crow is holding on for now.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Yanenko is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Yanenko is trying to control the action in half guard but Crow is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Donk. Crow catches Yanenko right on the button with a cross.
Yanenko changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Crow tries to avoid it but Yanenko manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Crow to the ground. Crow escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Crow seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Emil Yanenko seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Yanenko tries for a takedown but Crow circles away easily
and Crow connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

It looks like Emil Yanenko has been cut.
Sam Crow is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Crow swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
We've been told by Crow's head coaches at Death Valley Training Facility that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Crow looks to land a combination but Yanenko avoids it well.

A jab-cross combination lands for Crow and sends Yanenko crashing to the mat! Crow follows him down to the mat - Yanenko regains half guard but he's not out of trouble yet!

Yanenko is rocked!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Crow escapes and gets back to his feet.
Yanenko is still on wobbly legs! Can Crow finish him?
Yanenko loses concentration momentarily and Crow pounces with a three punch combo! Right, left, right! Yanenko crashes face first to the mat, out cold! Crow finishes this one with a fantastically precise combo! Great stuff.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:45 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Sam Crow!
After the fight, Sam Crow was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.
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Event: HFC 195 Waiting World     
Date:   Feb 06, 2015

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between George Christ and Emil Yanenko. Emil Yanenko is the more experienced fighter, so let's see if that makes a difference tonight.

165 cm
28
139 lbs
5 - 3 - 0
167 cm
31
119 lbs
13 - 11 - 0
Powerful takedowns
Brawler
Cardio machine
Powerful takedowns
Counter fighter
Powerful

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FinnFighter Nutrition (Five 160Q supps!)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, George Christ!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Emil Yanenko!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Jack Bonds and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Christ changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Yanenko looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
Christ trying to control the action but Yanenko is working from the bottom.

Christ thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Christ has improved his flexibility recently so we will have to see if he can use that to his advantage.
Christ tries to move to mount but Yanenko blocks the move with his legs.

Christ is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Yanenko is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.

Christ thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Christ tries for a kimura but Yanenko is defending well.

That's one minute gone in the round.

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

Christ is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Yanenko is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Yanenko tries to buck Christ off but Christ is having none of it.

Christ tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.

Christ is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Yanenko has escaped the position, nice work there.
Christ wants to lay and pray for a moment but Yanenko keeps working.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Christ working away.

Christ is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Yanenko knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Yanenko is looking to regain half guard here but Christ keeps moving and retains side control.
Christ trying to control the position but Yanenko is working away.

Christ wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Yanenko, who protects the arm well.
Christ wants to control but Yanenko is keeping him busy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Yanenko tries to buck Christ off but Christ is having none of it.

Christ wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Yanenko, who protects the arm well.

Christ tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Christ has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!

Christ tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Yanenko is looking for a sweep.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.

Christ goes for an armbar! This could be all over! Wait, no, Yanenko rolls with the submission and now he's on top in Christ's guard! Nice work there by Yanenko!
Yanenko is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.

Christ looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Yanenko passes into side control.
Christ gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Christ is looking to improve his position.
Yanenko is pressing down on Christ's thigh, looking to free his foot. Christ is holding on for now.
Christ makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Christ.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Yanenko wants to control from the top but Christ keeps moving.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Yanenko shoots in for a double leg but Christ sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.

Yanenko scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
Christ wants to control but Yanenko is keeping busy.

Yanenko is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Yanenko working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.
Christ works his way to full guard. Good work.

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

Christ looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Christ is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Yanenko can do to turn this around?
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

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

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

That's one minute gone in the round.

Christ has his foot on Yanenko's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Yanenko works his way back into a safe position though.

Christ working for a triangle but Yanenko defends it easily.

Christ has his foot on Yanenko's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Yanenko works his way back into a safe position though.

Yanenko drops back looking for a leg! Christ is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Christ manages to kick Yanenko off! Yanenko jumps back into Christ's guard.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Yanenko slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.

Yanenko wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Christ, who protects the arm well.

Yanenko is trying to get an arm triangle but Christ is defending well.
Christ has one of Yanenko's arms on lockdown, trying to prevent him from doing any damage.
Christ is looking for a sweep.
Christ struggling a bit here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Christ is looking to slip a leg under and get half guard but Yanenko is one step ahead and moves to full mount!
Christ really trying hard to get back to half guard here.

Yanenko is going oldschool here, as he tries to force Christ to tap using a forearm choke. This isn't 1993 though, so Christ shrugs it off.
Christ is squirming around, avoiding Yanenko's attempts to control the action.
Christ tries to lock up and control but Yanenko gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Christ is in all sorts of trouble here.
Christ tries to lock up and control but Yanenko gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Christ really trying hard to get back to half guard here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yanenko looking to control and managing it successfully.
Christ is wriggling around trying to escape.
Christ gets back to half guard.
Yanenko looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.

Christ is defending against the submission attempts here by Yanenko.
Christ regains full guard. Nicely done.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Yanenko tries to free his leg and advance position but Christ is retaining full guard.

Christ has his foot on Yanenko's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Yanenko works his way back into a safe position though.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Emil Yanenko showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!


Christ tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Yanenko was well out of range. Poor timing from Christ.

Yanenko looking to score a takedown here. Christ is defending well but Yanenko drives through and ends up in Christ's guard.
Christ keeping moving, preventing Yanenko from controlling successfully.

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

Christ working for a triangle but Yanenko defends it easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Yanenko trying to control but Christ is working from the bottom.

Christ working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Yanenko has passed into half guard!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yanenko tries to pass to full mount but Christ defends it.
Christ tries to get to full guard but Yanenko has control of the leg.

Yanenko wants to work for an arm triangle but Christ is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Christ moves into full guard.

Christ has his foot on Yanenko's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Yanenko works his way back into a safe position though.

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

Christ had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Yanenko defends it easily.

Christ is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Yanenko is aware though and is defending well.
Christ keeping full guard, as Yanenko tries to pass.
Christ is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

Christ had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Yanenko defends it easily.

Christ looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Yanenko postures up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Yanenko drops back looking for a leg! Christ is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Christ manages to kick Yanenko off! Yanenko jumps back into Christ's guard.

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

Christ working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Yanenko doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Yanenko manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Yanenko wants to control from the top but Christ keeps moving.

Christ has his foot on Yanenko's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Yanenko works his way back into a safe position though.

Yanenko is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Christ has Yanenko pulled in close to control his posture.

Yanenko thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Yanenko takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.

Yanenko avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

Christ is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Yanenko defends well.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Yanenko passes easily into side control. Nice work.

Yanenko tries for a kimura but Christ is defending well.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Emil Yanenko.
I think Yanenko has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 28:29
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 28:29
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Emil Yanenko!

During a confident post fight interview, Emil Yanenko thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Dec 29, 2014

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between George Alexander and Emil Yanenko. Rumors backstage are that the fighters have been paid to keep it standing but we know that would never happen in MMA!

172 cm
20
146 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
167 cm
30
119 lbs
13 - 10 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Cardio machine
Powerful takedowns
Counter fighter
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, George Alexander!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Emil Yanenko!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, Donald Grub and William Gold.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Alexander drives through and clinches with Yanenko against the cage.
Yanenko is looking for a takedown.
Alexander struggles to land a body shot inside as Yanenko controls his hands.
A nice right hand lands inside from Alexander.
Yanenko has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Alexander is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Alexander digs a right hand into Yanenko's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Yanenko's gas tank.
A nice right hand lands inside from Alexander.
Nice body punch from Alexander - that landed with a thud.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Alexander.
Alexander gets through Yanenko's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Alexander pushes Yanenko back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Alexander scores with a shoulder strike.
Yanenko tries to score a body lock takedown but Alexander shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
George Alexander has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Emil Yanenko.
Alexander lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.

It looks like Emil Yanenko has been cut.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Alexander lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Alexander lands with a left to the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Alexander digs a right hand underneath Yanenko's ribcage. Yanenko let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Alexander doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Alexander is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Alexander tries to work over Yanenko's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Alexander tries to work over Yanenko's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A left hand lands to the body for Alexander.
Alexander doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A right handed body shot lands from Alexander.
Alexander scores with a nice hook to the head.
Alexander lands a hook to the side of the head.

Yanenko is rocked!
A hook to the body from Alexander.
Yanenko is still on wobbly legs! Can Alexander finish him?
Yanenko is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Yanenko takes a shot to the head.
Alexander lands with a right to the head.
Alexander lands a right hand that snaps the head of Yanenko backwards.
Alexander creates some distance for himself and unleashes a massive uppercut that sends Yanenko's eyes rolling into the back of his head! Yanenko drops to his knees and Alexander pours it on with more strikes until the referee steps in to end the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). George Alexander!
A victorious George Alexander thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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Event: Umbrella 96     
Date:   Oct 29, 2014

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Aslak Aas and Emil Yanenko. Aas comes into the arena with Nunnuka Nunnuka blaring out of the sound system. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

166 cm
24
140 lbs
10 - 0 - 0
167 cm
30
119 lbs
13 - 9 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Powerful takedowns
Counter fighter
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Aslak Aas!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Emil Yanenko!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, Chris Edwards and James Atkins.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Aas clinches.
Aas scores with an uppercut up the middle.

It looks like Emil Yanenko has been cut.
Yanenko tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Aas just stands there and leans against the cage.
Yanenko wants a takedown but no success here.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Aas.
Aas lands a knee to the head.
Aas displaying some good clinch control by pressing Yanenko up against the cage.
A short uppercut from Aas.
Aas with an attempt at a knee that misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Yanenko is trying to pull guard but Aas has him pressed against the cage.
Aslak Aas has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Emil Yanenko.
Aas throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Aas pushes Yanenko back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Aas is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Aas has the Thai clinch. He lands a big knee to the head that stumbles Yanenko - he's in trouble! Another big knee to the head from Aas, and another! Yanenko is out on his feet - the ref jumps in to save him and ends the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Knees). Aslak Aas!
Our winner, Aslak Aas, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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Event: Umbrella 90     
Date:   Sep 24, 2014

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Emil Yanenko and James Granger. Emil Yanenko looks tired to me. Hopefully he has got enough gas left in the tank to put in a good performance.

167 cm
29
119 lbs
13 - 8 - 0
162 cm
25
143 lbs
9 - 5 - 0
Powerful takedowns
Counter fighter
Very strong
Good wrestler
Brawler
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Emil Yanenko!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, James Granger!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, James Ackerman and Chris Edwards.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Granger closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
Granger misses with a strike but at least he's keeping busy, looking to cause some damage - that will still help him when it comes to the judges scorecards.
You can see the frustration on Yanenko's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Granger working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.
Granger scores with a couple of short elbows.
Granger is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.
It looks like Granger might be adopting somewhat of a lay and pray gameplan here, which I'm sure won't go down too well with the paying fans in attendance... Or the ring announcers come to think of it.
Yanenko is not content to let Granger control the position.
Granger working the ground and pound.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Yanenko tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Granger lands a few punches from side control.
Granger wants to lay and pray for a moment but Yanenko keeps working.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yanenko manages to work his way to half guard, despite Granger's best efforts.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Granger lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Granger is looking to take a break and control but Yanenko is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Granger trying to control the pace.
Yanenko is trying to control but can't.
Granger wants to pass to mount but Yanenko is defending the position.
Granger is taking a breather. Yanenko 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 ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's two 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.
Yanenko trying to control but Granger postures up.
Granger wants to control but Yanenko is keeping him busy.
Granger is pressing down on Yanenko's thigh, looking to free his foot. Yanenko is holding on for now.
Granger wants to lay and pray for a moment but Yanenko keeps working.

Yanenko looking for submissions off his back.
Yanenko taking some punishment here, with Granger in his half guard.
Yanenko wants to control but Granger is keeping busy.
Granger not landing any meaningful shots this time.

Yanenko is defending against the submission attempts here by Granger.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Yanenko is pressing down on Granger's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Granger content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Granger scoring with some ground and pound.
Granger lands a couple of digs.
Granger slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Yanenko can't do much from the bottom here.
Granger trying to control the action but Yanenko is working from the bottom.
Check out the look on Granger's face as he threw that strike - that's one determined fighter!
Yanenko can't do much from the bottom here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Granger slows the pace down.
Yanenko tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Granger wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Granger landing a few strikes.
Granger wants to lay and pray for a moment but Yanenko keeps working.
Yanenko is looking to reverse the position.
Yanenko takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.
A lull in the action here as Granger stalls from top position.
Granger grinds an elbow into Yanenko's temple.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Yanenko is letting Granger control him for a moment.
Granger trying to control the position but Yanenko is working away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Granger fails in his attempt to clinch.
Emil Yanenko is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.

Yanenko scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
Granger can't do much from the bottom here.
Granger is not content to let Yanenko control the position.
Granger tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Granger wants to control but Yanenko postures up.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Granger is looking for a sweep.
Who's going to make the next move?
Yanenko trying to control the position but Granger is working away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Granger can't do much from the bottom here.
Granger is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
Granger wants to get back to full guard.
Yanenko is trying to control. Granger wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Yanenko is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Granger is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.
Granger works his way to full guard. Good work.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Granger is on top in guard.

Granger working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Yanenko's head.

Yanenko has his foot on Granger's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Granger works his way back into a safe position though.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Granger lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Granger throws a big elbow that misses.
Granger trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

Yanenko is looking for a triangle but Granger pushes his legs off easily.
Yanenko keeping moving, preventing Granger from controlling successfully.

Yanenko working for a triangle but Granger defends it easily.
Granger works over Yanenko with some ground and pound from guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Granger looking to sit in guard and control but Yanenko gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Granger pulls Yanenko in close to his closed guard and prevents Yanenko from doing any damage or advancing position.
Granger is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Yanenko is in a tricky position but he's been working on his transitions down at Warrior Dogs, so we'll see if he gets out of it.
Granger has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Yanenko tries to get to full guard but Granger has control of the leg.
Yanenko is not content to let Granger control the position.
Granger lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yanenko tries to get to full guard but Granger has control of the leg.
Granger is nestled in close to Yanenko, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Granger drops an elbow to the side of Yanenko's head.
Yanenko trying to control but Granger postures up.
Granger takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Granger takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Granger lands with a punch from half guard.
Granger lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.

Yanenko is rocked!
Granger passes to full mount!
Oh Yanenko is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Granger looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Granger lands a big elbow - Yanenko is in trouble! More strikes from the mount and Yanenko is forced to tap out!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:59 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Strikes). James Granger!
An out of breath and clearly excited James Granger thanked FinnFighter Nutrition (Five 160Q supps!) for their help and support (and free stuff they sent him).
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Event: Umbrella 87     
Date:   Sep 06, 2014

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Sir Lee Sea Flea and Emil Yanenko. Emil Yanenko has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Sir Lee Sea Flea's chin.

170 cm
23
145 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
167 cm
29
119 lbs
12 - 8 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Solid boxing
Cardio machine
Powerful takedowns
Counter fighter
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Sir Lee Sea Flea!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Emil Yanenko!
The judges for this bout are Anni Minnemäki, Johanna Lukiainen and Arvi Lind.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Yanenko closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.
Yanenko trying to control from half guard but Sea Flea is working away.
Sea Flea moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Sea Flea is pulling down on Yanenko's head. It's preventing any offense from Yanenko, at least for the moment.

Sea Flea working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Yanenko doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Yanenko manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.

Yanenko got a little sloppy there for a moment and Sea Flea has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Yanenko has managed to get both his arms back between Sea Flea's legs - danger averted.
Yanenko won't allow Sea Flea to sweep him here.
Sea Flea is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Sea Flea is looking for a kimura here.
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!

Yanenko is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Sea Flea pulls his head out easily.
Yanenko has found himself in a tricky position here. He's been working his transitions in training so let's see if he can work his way out of it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sea Flea scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Sea Flea is looking for a kimura here.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Sea Flea in particular looking to stall.
Yanenko is looking for a sweep. Sea Flea is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

Yanenko looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Yanenko is refusing to be controlled, as Sea Flea sits in half guard.
Yanenko is looking for a sweep. Sea Flea is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

Yanenko actively working from the bottom here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Yanenko has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Sea Flea is working away from the top position though.

Sea Flea is trying to work for a kimura but Yanenko is defending well.
Sea Flea wants to pass to mount but Yanenko is defending the position.
Sea Flea seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Yanenko does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Sea Flea tries to pass to full mount but Yanenko defends it.
Sea Flea seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Yanenko does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Yanenko has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Sea Flea is working away from the top position though.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Yanenko wants to improve his position but Sea Flea is controlling well.

Yanenko looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Yanenko is looking to control Sea Flea's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Yanenko avoid being mounted?

Sea Flea is looking for a kimura but Yanenko is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Sea Flea to get the leverage.
Sea Flea takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Yanenko is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Yanenko is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Sea Flea is keen to just control but Yanenko is a slippery customer.

Sea Flea is working for a kimura but Yanenko is defending it quite comfortably.
Yanenko is looking for a sweep. Sea Flea is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Yanenko works his way to full guard. Good work.
Yanenko looking to control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yanenko keeping moving, preventing Sea Flea from controlling successfully.
Yanenko looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.

Yanenko throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Yanenko looking to control.
Sea Flea sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Yanenko's guard.
Yanenko wants to control but Sea Flea is keeping busy.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Yanenko is not content to let Sea Flea control the position.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Sea Flea performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Yanenko is trying to get back to full guard.
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 Sir Lee Sea Flea will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.



Yanenko shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
Sir Lee Sea Flea overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Yanenko wants to lay and pray for a moment but Sea Flea keeps working.

Yanenko is working for a submission of some sort.
Sea Flea has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Yanenko is working away from the top position though.
Sea Flea tries to roll over but Yanenko keeps him under control.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.

Sea Flea is defending against the submission attempts here by Yanenko.
Sea Flea is not content to let Yanenko control the position.
Yanenko is thwarting Sea Flea's attempts to control the position.
Yanenko is just content to waste time from the top position. Sea Flea takes advantage of the situation and regains full guard.
Sea Flea keeping full guard, as Yanenko tries to pass.

Sea Flea working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Yanenko doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Yanenko manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Yanenko is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sea Flea keeping moving, preventing Yanenko from controlling successfully.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Sea Flea is on top in guard.
Yanenko not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Sea Flea throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Sea Flea wants to control from the top but Yanenko keeps moving.

Yanenko has his foot on Sea Flea's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Sea Flea works his way back into a safe position though.
Sea Flea trying to control but Yanenko is working from the bottom.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Sea Flea wants to pass the guard but Yanenko is keeping the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Yanenko had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Sea Flea defends it easily.
Sea Flea trying to control but Yanenko is working from the bottom.

Yanenko working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Sea Flea has passed into half guard!
Sea Flea is trying to control the action in half guard but Yanenko is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.

Yanenko looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Sea Flea is stalling here. Yanenko is in no mood to hang around though. He's locked up a kimura from the bottom! Sea Flea seems to be keeping calm but he's forced to roll out of the hold and Yanenko has ended up in side control on the top. Nice work.
Sea Flea is looking for a sweep.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sea Flea stops Yanenko from passing to mount.
Yanenko wants to control but Sea Flea is keeping him busy.

Yanenko wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Sea Flea, who protects the arm well.
Sea Flea is trying to control Yanenko's posture but Yanenko avoids it.
Sea Flea regains half guard.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Sea Flea is trying to get back to full guard.
Sea Flea moves into full guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Yanenko trying to control the position from guard on top but Sea Flea is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Emil Yanenko will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. 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.


Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Sea Flea, as that shot connected.

Sea Flea tries to sprawl but Yanenko drives through with a takedown into half guard.
Sea Flea tries to get to full guard but Yanenko has control of the leg.

Yanenko looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.

Yanenko is working for a kimura but Sea Flea is defending it quite comfortably.

Yanenko seems to be looking for submissions.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Sea Flea actively working from the bottom here.
Sea Flea has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Yanenko is working away from the top position though.
Yanenko is trying to control the action in half guard but Sea Flea is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Sea Flea trying to hold on to Yanenko's head to control him but Yanenko postures up.

Yanenko is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Yanenko tries to pass to full mount but Sea Flea defends it.
Yanenko wants to lay and pray for a moment but Sea Flea keeps working.
Yanenko passes the guard and advances to mount!

Yanenko goes for an armbar but he's not got it… Sea Flea turns into him and now he's in Yanenko's guard.
Yanenko takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sea Flea postures up.

Yanenko has his foot on Sea Flea's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Sea Flea works his way back into a safe position though.

Yanenko working for a triangle but Sea Flea defends it easily.
Yanenko can't keep his opponent in guard - Sea Flea advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Sea Flea wants to take a breather but Yanenko is having none of it.
Yanenko is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Sea Flea's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Sea Flea's back!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Sea Flea manages to reverse the position and now he's in Yanenko's guard. Nice work there by Sea Flea.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Yanenko trying to control the position.
Sea Flea trying to control the position from guard on top but Yanenko is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Sea Flea is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.

Yanenko working for submissions but it's allowed Sea Flea to get to half guard.

Yanenko looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Yanenko trying to control but Sea Flea postures up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sea Flea tries to pass the half guard into mount. Yanenko knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Sea Flea is thwarting Yanenko's attempts to control the position.
Sea Flea is trying to control. Yanenko wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Sea Flea is really struggling to control Yanenko but he's trying to hold on to the position.
Yanenko is looking for a sweep. Sea Flea is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

Sea Flea is looking for a kimura here.
Yanenko is staying active underneath Sea Flea, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Yanenko won't allow Sea Flea to pass to mount.
Yanenko regains full guard. Nicely done.
Sea Flea throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Emil Yanenko.
I think Yanenko has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Anni Minnemäki scores the fight 28:29
Judge Johanna Lukiainen scores the fight 28:29
Judge Arvi Lind scores the fight 29:29

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Emil Yanenko!

A relieved looking Emil Yanenko 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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Event: Umbrella 82     
Date:   Aug 06, 2014

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Emil Yanenko and Suliman Kane. Suliman Kane will no doubt be trying to keep this one on the feet, where he has a distinct advantage.

167 cm
29
119 lbs
11 - 8 - 0
180 cm
26
140 lbs
7 - 11 - 0
Powerful takedowns
Counter fighter
Cardio machine
BJJ Brown Belt
Decent boxing
Knockout power

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Emil Yanenko!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Suliman Kane!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, James Glass and James Ackerman.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Kane darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.
Kane is trying to control the action in half guard but Yanenko is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Yanenko really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Yanenko gets full guard.
Yanenko is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.

Yanenko looking for a guillotine here but Kane defends easily.

Yanenko looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Both fighters really going for it on the ground here!
Kane stopping the sweep attempt from Yanenko.

Yanenko has his feet on Kane's thighs here. He's pushed Kane off and worked for a very quick armbar from the bottom! He's flipped onto his stomach and he's cranking hard on the arm! Kane screams in pain and taps out! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Emil Yanenko!
Emil Yanenko decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: Umbrella 77     
Date:   Jul 05, 2014

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Danjie Mercado and Emil Yanenko. Mercado comes to the cage accompanied by Pagsubok. Man, I cannot wait for this one!

168 cm
24
147 lbs
12 - 3 - 0
167 cm
28
119 lbs
11 - 7 - 0
Powerful takedowns
Counter fighter
Cardio machine
Good takedowns
Counter fighter
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Danjie Mercado!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Emil Yanenko!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, James Atkins and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Mercado scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
Yanenko is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.
Yanenko is working to avoid the ground and pound but Mercado connects with a decent elbow.
Yanenko parries the strikes from Mercado easily there. Mercado is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Yanenko to escape.
Yanenko is looking to reverse the position.
Mercado tries to land with some ground and pound but misses.
Mercado in side control lands a nice looking series of punches and elbows.
Yanenko wants to control but Mercado postures up.
Yanenko is looking to regain half guard here but Mercado keeps moving and retains side control.
We've been hearing that Mercado has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Mercado 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.
Yanenko taking punishment in the form of punches.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Yanenko sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Yanenko tries to roll over but Mercado keeps him under control.
Mercado missing with the ground and pound from half guard.

Mercado is looking for a kimura here.
Yanenko trying to control here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mercado seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Yanenko does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Yanenko has found himself in a tricky position here. He's been working his transitions in training so let's see if he can work his way out of it.
Mercado works his foot free and advances to mount.
Yanenko wants to hold on but Mercado pushes him away.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Yanenko can't escape the position.
Mercado looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
Mercado scoring with some good ground and pound from mount here. Will he manage to finish Yanenko?
Yanenko tries to lock up and control but Mercado gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.

Yanenko defends a decent attempt at a guillotine from Mercado.
Mercado scores with a couple of good head shots there.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Yanenko is working to get back to half guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Mercado landing strikes from the mount.

Yanenko is rocked!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mercado lands a big shot to the head and Yanenko winces in pain. He's tapped out due to strikes!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:20 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Strikes). Danjie Mercado!
Danjie Mercado took some time post fight to say the following; 'They say his ground game is legit and I was the underdog coming in but let me tell you what's up. I wrestled with a lion and killed it with my bare hands... That's what's up. '.
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Event: Umbrella 72 - Roland Garros     
Date:   Jun 08, 2014

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Yukio Vorarlberna and Emil Yanenko. Well, I have no idea who's going to take this one!

152 cm
24
135 lbs
3 - 1 - 0
167 cm
28
119 lbs
10 - 7 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Brawler
Big right hand
Good takedowns
Counter fighter
Solid chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Yukio Vorarlberna!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Emil Yanenko!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, Paul Tew and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Vorarlberna throws a series of punches but Yanenko moves out of range.
No luck for Yanenko with that takedown attempt.
Vorarlberna throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Yanenko is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Vorarlberna misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Vorarlberna throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Yanenko.

Yanenko closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Vorarlberna did well to prevent Yanenko getting side control.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Yanenko is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Vorarlberna sees it coming and defends easily.
Yanenko sitting and controlling from the half guard.
Yanenko is pressing down on Vorarlberna's thigh, looking to free his foot. Vorarlberna is holding on for now.

Yanenko is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Yanenko is thwarting Vorarlberna's attempts to control the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Yanenko seems to be looking for submissions.
Vorarlberna is refusing to be controlled, as Yanenko sits in half guard.

Yanenko is working for a submission of some sort.
Vorarlberna has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Yanenko is working away from the top position though.

Yanenko is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Vorarlberna defends it well.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Yanenko working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Yanenko is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Vorarlberna defends it well.
Yanenko is keen to just control but Vorarlberna is a slippery customer.

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

Yanenko is working for a submission here. He's got hold of the far side arm and he's looking for a kimura. He's cranking on the arm and he's got it! Vorarlberna is tapping out! Ouch, that looked like it hurt!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Emil Yanenko!
A victorious Emil Yanenko thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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Event: 67 - Meikalainen vs Linna II     
Date:   May 10, 2014

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Emil Yanenko and Mickey Mouse. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

167 cm
27
119 lbs
10 - 6 - 0
165 cm
19
143 lbs
3 - 0 - 1
Good takedowns
Counter fighter
Good chin
Dangerous GnP
Brawler
Experienced

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Emil Yanenko!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Mickey Mouse!
The judges for this bout are Paul Tew, Andrew Berry and Richard Clark.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Mouse connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Mouse is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Mouse throws a head kick that misses.
Mouse throws a wild body kick that Yanenko sees coming a mile off.
Yanenko tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Mouse swivels and escapes.
Mouse misses the jab.
Yanenko with a poor takedown

and Mouse counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Mouse.
This has been an exciting period of action!
The referee wants the fighters to be more active or he's going to reset them on the feet.
Mouse throws a big elbow that misses.
Mouse is stalling in the full guard.
Yanenko working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Mouse.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

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

Yanenko has his foot on Mouse's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Mouse works his way back into a safe position though.

Yanenko is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Mouse defends well.
Mouse must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Yanenko utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mouse tries to free his leg and advance position but Yanenko is retaining full guard.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Yanenko is on top in guard.
Yanenko stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Mouse swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Yanenko passes into half guard.
Mouse is positioning himself well to prevent Yanenko advancing to mount.
Mouse wants to get back to full guard.

Yanenko looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.

Yanenko looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Yanenko is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
The fighters are battling for position here. Mouse manages to regain full guard. Nice work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mouse pulls Yanenko in close to his closed guard and prevents Yanenko from doing any damage or advancing position.
Yanenko pushing down on Mouse's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.

Yanenko is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Mouse defends it well.
Yanenko wants to take a breather but Mouse is having none of it.
Yanenko looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Mouse has his hands clasped together around Yanenko's back. He's all about the action.
Mouse is looking to improve his position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mouse trying to control here.
Mouse wants to get back to full guard.
Yanenko looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Mouse is staying active underneath Yanenko, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Mouse is trying to get back to full guard.

Yanenko seems to be looking for submissions.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Mouse wants to get back to full guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Mouse lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.

Mouse rushes Yanenko and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
A body shot lands from Mouse.
A short body shot lands from Mouse as the two fighters clinch.
Mouse misses with the head strike.
Mouse lands a hook that snaps the head of Yanenko backwards.
Mouse missing with knees to the body.

Mouse breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Mouse throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Yanenko on the side of the head.
Yanenko avoids the head kick by Mouse.
Mouse lands a right hook to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Mouse moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.

It looks like Emil Yanenko has been cut.

Mouse clinches up against the cage.
Mouse comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mouse lands an elbow just above Yanenko 's eye.
Yanenko fails to pull guard.
Mouse can't find room to land a body shot as Yanenko controls the action.
Come on Mouse - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.

Yanenko ties up his opponent against the cage and manages to drag the fight down to the ground. Yanenko no doubt will be looking to work submissions from his guard.
Mouse wants to control from the top but Yanenko keeps moving.

Yanenko looking for a guillotine here but Mouse defends easily.
Yanenko is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Mouse trying to control the position from guard on top but Yanenko is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mouse controlling from the top position.
Mouse wants to control from the top but Yanenko keeps moving.

The ref calls for a clean break and stands the fighters back up. Mickey Mouse wasn't active enough on the ground.
Yanenko tries for a takedown but Mouse circles away easily

and Mouse counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Mouse drops an elbow to the side of Yanenko's head.
Mouse trying to control the action but Yanenko is working from the bottom.
Mouse seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.

Yanenko is rocked!
Mouse scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Oh Yanenko is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Mouse scores with a big shot! Yanenko's head bounced off the canvas with a huge thud! More strikes land and the referee has jumped in to save Yanenko! He was hurt real bad - good stoppage!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:59 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Mickey Mouse!
An out of breath Mickey Mouse thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Event: MojeMMA 7 - James vs Lombard     
Date:   Apr 05, 2014

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Emil Yanenko and Josh Ferguson. There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.

167 cm
27
119 lbs
9 - 6 - 0
165 cm
32
128 lbs
29 - 30 - 1
Good takedowns
Counter fighter
Good chin
BJJ Purple Belt
Brawler
Knockout power

Milwaukee's Best 160
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Emil Yanenko!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 30 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Josh Ferguson!
The judges for this bout are Ivan Kurochkin, Aleksei Zolotukhin and Igor Prikhodko.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Yanenko doesn't succeed with the takedown

and Ferguson counters with a nice double leg into side control. Yanenko won't be happy with that.
Yanenko gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.

Yanenko is working on a guillotine. He's managed to get to full guard and he's really squeezing tight! Ferguson is tapping! Great win for Yanenko!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:18 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Emil Yanenko!
A relieved looking Emil Yanenko thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
In defeat, Josh Ferguson stepped up to the mic, saying 'I lost, it is what it is.'.
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Event: SFL 59 Karwoski vs Carose     
Date:   Oct 11, 2013

Emil Yanenko had a terrible time trying to make weight. After initially coming in at 173.9, he had two hours to make the official fight weight. Stepping on the scales for a second time, he still failed to make the required weight and after much deliberation, his fight with Ed Gruberman was cancelled.

 

Event: SFL 53 Tuilagi vs Gouken     
Date:   Aug 30, 2013

Emil Yanenko really struggled with his weight cut for this fight. After coming in at 158.0, he had two hours to cut the additional weight. He was unable to do so and as a result, his fight with Felix Akamai was cancelled.

 

Event: SFL 50 Puustinen vs Murray 2     
Date:   Aug 09, 2013

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Emil Yanenko and Dmitrtiy Koschelev. Emil Yanenko has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

167 cm
24
162 lbs
8 - 6 - 0
178 cm
28
165 lbs
7 - 5 - 1
Good takedowns
Counter fighter
Insanely flexible
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent MT
Determined

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Emil Yanenko!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Dmitrtiy Koschelev!
The judges for this bout are Viktor Lagutenko, Valeri Chadov and Aleksei Zolotukhin.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Koschelev throws a head kick but Yanenko moves out of range.
A head kick misses from Koschelev.
Koschelev misses with a head kick.
Yanenko doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Koschelev counters with a leg kick.
Yanenko fails with the takedown
and Koschelev counters with a low kick, right behind Yanenko 's knee.
Yanenko dives in and grabs Koschelev's left leg, looking for a takedown. Koschelev pushes down on Yanenko's head and hops out.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Emil Yanenko. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Yanenko closes this distance looking for a takedown but Koschelev circles away.
Koschelev defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Yanenko.
Koschelev throws a good cross that connects.
Yanenko doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Koschelev counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Koschelev misses with a head kick.
Yanenko blocks a head kick by Koschelev.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Yanenko is defended easily by Koschelev.
Koschelev stuffs the takedown.
Yanenko misses with a takedown
and Koschelev counters with a flying knee. Nice.
Yanenko tries for a takedown but Koschelev circles away easily
and Koschelev counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Yanenko manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Koschelev on his heels. He'll look to pass Koschelev's guard now, I'm sure.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.

Yanenko thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Yanenko trying to control but Koschelev is working from the bottom.
Koschelev keeping full guard, as Yanenko tries to pass.

Yanenko is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.
Yanenko stands and throws Koschelev's legs to the side, diving into side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Yanenko tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Yanenko has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!

Yanenko working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.

Yanenko goes for an armbar here - this could be all over! But no, Koschelev has escaped beautifully and is now on top in side control! Oh, that's unlucky for Yanenko but great work by Koschelev.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yanenko tries to bench press Koschelev off him but Koschelev keeps the position.
Yanenko looking for a sweep but Koschelev has passed into full mount! Oh no!
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Yanenko can't escape the position.
The crowd applaud the fighters efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Yanenko wants to control but Koschelev is having none of it.
Koschelev trying to control but Yanenko is having none of it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Yanenko misses with the body kick
and Yanenko takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Yanenko shoots in but Koschelev avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Koschelev scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Koschelev misses with a head kick.
Koschelev lands a head shot.
Koschelev misses with a head kick.
Koschelev ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Yanenko shoots in for a takedown but Koschelev shows good takedown defense.
Koschelev uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Yanenko gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Koschelev misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Yanenko tries to score a power double leg takedown but Koschelev sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Yanenko somewhat.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Emil Yanenko. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Koschelev moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Koschelev throws a head kick that misses.
Koschelev throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Yanenko's head.
Yanenko throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Koschelev's waist but Koschelev gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Yanenko off to one side.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Yanenko looks for a takedown but Koschelev sprawls well.
Yanenko takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Koschelev punishes Yanenko's body with a nice straight punch.
Koschelev swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Yanenko misses with a takedown attempt
and Koschelev counters with a kick to the head that grazes his opponent. Yanenko is lucky that one didn't land flush.
Koschelev pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Yanenko back to the cage. Koschelev follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
Koschelev has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Koschelev throws a combination. Yanenko tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Koschelev lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Emil Yanenko seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Yanenko dives in and scores a takedown into Koschelev's guard.

Yanenko thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Koschelev wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Yanenko slips nicely into half guard.
Yanenko wants to free his trapped foot but Koschelev is holding on for dear life with his legs.

Koschelev is defending against the submission attempts here by Yanenko.
Koschelev really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Yanenko. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Yanenko is working for a kimura but Koschelev is defending it quite comfortably.

Yanenko is looking for a kimura here.
The crowd applaud the fighters efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Yanenko is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Dmitrtiy Koschelev will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Yanenko fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Yanenko fails with a takedown attempt.
Koschelev moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Dmitrtiy Koschelev is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Koschelev throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Yanenko fails with a takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Emil Yanenko. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Koschelev scores with a head kick. Yanenko tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Koschelev lands a jab to the head.
A head kick misses from Koschelev.

Koschelev gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Yanenko to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Yanenko looking to pass the guard.
Koschelev keeping moving, preventing Yanenko from controlling successfully.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Koschelev is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

Yanenko drops back for a leg but he's not going to get it - he lets go and Koschelev dives on top into guard.

Yanenko has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Koschelev can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Yanenko looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Koschelev passes into half guard.
Yanenko trying to control here.
Yanenko is looking to improve his position.
Yanenko might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.

Yanenko is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Koschelev pulls his head out easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Yanenko is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Koschelev pulls his head out easily.

Yanenko looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Yanenko tries to roll over but Koschelev keeps him under control.
Yanenko is refusing to be controlled, as Koschelev sits in half guard.

And that's the end of the fight!
Emil Yanenko showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Yanenko has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Viktor Lagutenko scores the fight 29:28
Judge Valeri Chadov scores the fight 29:28
Judge Aleksei Zolotukhin scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Emil Yanenko!

Our winner, Emil Yanenko, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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Event: SFL Butcher vs Yaneko     
Date:   Jun 28, 2013

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Emil Yanenko and Bobby Butcher. Emil Yanenko could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Bobby Butcher's chin.

167 cm
24
153 lbs
8 - 5 - 0
174 cm
22
167 lbs
9 - 1 - 0
Good takedowns
Counter fighter
Insanely flexible
Decent wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Emil Yanenko!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Bobby Butcher!
The judges for this bout are Vladimir Khabensky, Valeri Chadov and Ivan Kurochkin.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Butcher with a nice cross.

Butcher clinches with his opponent.

Butcher manages to break the clinch.
Yanenko shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Butcher as he avoids it easily.
Yanenko's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Butcher connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Yanenko scrambles back to his feet.
Butcher lands a jab-cross combination.

It looks like Emil Yanenko has been cut.
Butcher uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Yanenko has time to react.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Butcher throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.

Butcher instigates a clinch.

Butcher breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Yanenko walks into a left hand.
Butcher lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Yanenko at a distance.
Butcher swings for the body but Yanenko moves out of range.
Yanenko misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Jab by Butcher.

Yanenko is rocked!
Yanenko is holding his hands too far apart here. Butcher throws a hard, straight punch right down the pipe and BOOM! Yanenko is out! That punch landed square on the jaw - what a shot!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Bobby Butcher!
An out of breath Bobby Butcher thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Event: SFL-42 Chaka vs Gouken     
Date:   Jun 07, 2013

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Marcin Helderski and Emil Yanenko. Man, I cannot wait for this one!

175 cm
20
155 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
167 cm
24
153 lbs
8 - 4 - 0
Good takedowns
Brawler
Very quick
Good takedowns
Counter fighter
Good gas tank

Ultra Fight Gear

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the lightweight 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 St Petersburg, Marcin Helderski!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Emil Yanenko!
The judges for this bout are Igor Prikhodko, Illya Tyunina and Vladimir Khabensky.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Helderski will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Helderski misses with a few strikes there.
Helderski throws a shot from downtown. Yanenko moves away and avoids it.

Yanenko looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Helderski!

Yanenko goes for an armbar! This could be all over! Wait, no, Helderski rolls with the submission and now he's on top in Yanenko's guard! Nice work there by Helderski!

Yanenko is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Helderski stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Yanenko swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Helderski trying to control the position from guard on top but Yanenko is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Yanenko looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.

Yanenko throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Yanenko working a defensive guard here.

Yanenko is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Helderski is aware though and is defending well.
Yanenko preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Helderski's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Helderski forces his way into half guard.
Yanenko is looking for a sweep. Helderski is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Helderski wants to lay and pray for a moment but Yanenko keeps working.
Yanenko trying to control from the bottom.
Helderski wants to free his trapped foot but Yanenko is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Helderski working over Yanenko with some ground and pound. Yanenko looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Helderski wants to take a breather but Yanenko is having none of it.
Helderski 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.
Yanenko is looking to improve his position.
Helderski is keen to just control but Yanenko is a slippery customer.
Yanenko is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

Yanenko is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Helderski pulls his head out easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Yanenko regains full guard. Nicely done.
Helderski slips nicely into half guard.
Helderski working the head and body with strikes.
Yanenko is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

Yanenko looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

Yanenko is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Helderski pulls his head out easily.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Helderski content to control rather than advance.
Helderski scoring with strikes to the body and head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yanenko is trying to get back to full guard.
Helderski throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Yanenko tries to regain full guard. Instead though, Helderski has advanced to mount. Uh oh.
Helderski takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Helderski with shots to the head and body - Yanenko looks very uncomfortable down there.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Helderski can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Yanenko is looking to escape.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Yanenko is looking to get to half guard.
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 Marcin Helderski will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Helderski moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.

It looks like Emil Yanenko has been cut.
Helderski misses with a straight right.
Yanenko slips a straight right by Helderski.
Yanenko needs to keep his hands up - Helderski had a free shot at his head there.
Yanenko doesn't succeed with the takedown

and Helderski counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Helderski.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Helderski controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Helderski wants to control from the top but Yanenko keeps moving.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Helderski got a little sloppy there for a moment and Yanenko has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Helderski has managed to get both his arms back between Yanenko's legs - danger averted.
Helderski trying to control the position from guard on top but Yanenko is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Yanenko wants to sweep but no luck.
Yanenko keeping moving, preventing Helderski from controlling successfully.
Helderski passes Yanenko's right leg, so he's now in half guard.

Yanenko looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Yanenko gets full guard.
Yanenko keeping moving, preventing Helderski from controlling successfully.

Yanenko escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Helderski gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Yanenko is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Helderski defends well.
Helderski chips away with some ground and pound.
Helderski postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.

Yanenko has his foot on Helderski's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Helderski works his way back into a safe position though.

Yanenko is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Helderski defends well.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Yanenko keeping moving, preventing Helderski from controlling successfully.
Yanenko working a defensive guard but Helderski passes into half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Yanenko actively working from the bottom here.
Helderski working Yanenko over with strikes.
Helderski content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Helderski drops an elbow to the side of Yanenko's head.
Yanenko is staying active underneath Helderski, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Yanenko trying to control but Helderski postures up.
Yanenko is looking for a sweep. Helderski is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Helderski scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Helderski performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Yanenko regains full guard. Nicely done.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yanenko working a defensive guard here.

Yanenko has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Helderski can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Helderski forces his way into half guard.

Yanenko looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Helderski trying to control the action but Yanenko is working from the bottom.
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!
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Helderski perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Marcin Helderski dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Emil Yanenko's cut.
That's time! Helderski's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Helderski throws the left hand but Yanenko avoids the punch easily.
Helderski bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Yanenko's head backwards.
Helderski lands with a nice body punch.
Yanenko takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Helderski misses with an uppercut.
Helderski connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Yanenko momentarily.
Helderski dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Helderski tries to bum rush Yanenko with a series of wild strikes but Yanenko uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Helderski works Yanenko's body with a nice hook.
Yanenko shoots in for a double leg but Helderski sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Yanenko takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Helderski lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Yanenko drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.

Yanenko is rocked!
Yanenko walks into a straight right, dropping him to the canvas! Helderski swarms him and finishes the fight with a hail of punches! What a brutal finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:19 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Marcin Helderski!
A victorious Marcin Helderski thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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Event: SFL-39 Karwoski vs Black     
Date:   May 17, 2013

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Jake Shields and Emil Yanenko. Jake Shields has a significant reach advantage - let's see if he can make it count.

178 cm
24
164 lbs
7 - 4 - 0
167 cm
23
153 lbs
7 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
Brawler
Very strong
Good takedowns
Counter fighter
Solid chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Jake Shields!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Emil Yanenko!
The judges for this bout are Vladimir Khabensky, Ivan Kurochkin and Valeri Chadov.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Shields drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
We may be looking at a referee standup if the pace doesn't pick up soon.
Yanenko is trying to get back to half guard.
Shields will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Yanenko gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Yanenko blocking the ground and pound attempt from Shields.
Yanenko is pressing down on Shields's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Shields loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Shields wants to control from the top but Yanenko keeps moving.

Yanenko throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Shields landing with the ground and pound.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Yanenko is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Shields is aware though and is defending well.
Shields stands up over Yanenko, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Yanenko is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Shields's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Shields throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Yanenko works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Both fighters really going for it on the ground here!

That's one minute gone in the round.

Yanenko pushes a forearm under Shields's chin to create some space. He's escaped his hips and pivoted quickly for an armbar! Can he extend the arm? Yes, Shields is tapping out! Damn, that was fast!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:21 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Emil Yanenko!
A relieved looking Emil Yanenko 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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Event: AFL 4 :The Path     
Date:   Apr 06, 2013

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Toshiro Montero and Emil Yanenko. Montero comes to the cage accompanied by Danzig - Mother . Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

180 cm
23
168 lbs
8 - 2 - 0
167 cm
23
153 lbs
7 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Very quick
Good takedowns
Counter fighter
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the challenger to my left.
With a record of 8 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Toshiro Montero!
And introducing the champion to my right.
With a record of 7 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Emil Yanenko!
The judges for this bout are Sosuke Kotani, Yukihiro Yamamoto and Yasuomi Hirokawa.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Montero dives in and scores a takedown into Yanenko's guard.
Montero is in close to Yanenko's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Yanenko wants to sweep here but Montero controlling him for the moment.
Montero slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.
Montero working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Yanenko's head.
Yanenko trying to control the position.
Montero showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Montero missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Yanenko trying to control the position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Yanenko escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Montero gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Yanenko looking for a sweep. Not yet Yanenko, not yet.
Montero will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Yanenko is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Montero is aware though and is defending well.
Montero postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Montero slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Montero lands a decent elbow from side control.
Yanenko tries to improve position but can't.
Montero 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.
Montero controls the position.
Montero scores with punches from side control.
Yanenko tries to improve position but can't.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Montero takes a little break here. Yanenko wants to take advantage but he is being controlled well.
Montero working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
Yanenko is looking to regain half guard here but Montero keeps moving and retains side control.
Yanenko taking a bit of punishment here - Montero scoring with strikes.
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!
Yanenko is looking for a sweep.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Yanenko is trying to work for a sweep but Montero has mounted him!
Yanenko working to try and regain half guard.
Montero landing punches.
Montero content just to control the position here.
Montero avoids the attempt from Yanenko to control.
Yanenko is in all sorts of trouble here.
Montero sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Montero unloading with bombs!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Montero lands with some strikes.
Yanenko taking shots to the head.
Montero takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Yanenko can't escape the position.
Montero tries to control but Yanenko wriggling away.
Montero prevents Yanenko from getting the reversal.
Yanenko bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!
Montero has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Montero is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Yanenko is aware though and is defending well.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Yanenko trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Yanenko looking to sit in guard and control but Montero gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Yanenko looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Montero lands a couple of elbows.
Yanenko has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Montero has passed into side control.
Yanenko is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Montero listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.

Montero shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Yanenko is trying to defend but Montero finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Yanenko wants to get back to full guard.

Yanenko is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Montero pulls his head out easily.
Montero scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Yanenko is looking for a sweep. Montero is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Montero takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.

Yanenko looking to force a kimura from the bottom here. He's concentrating on that move too much though and Montero pushes past his half guard into mount!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yanenko is looking to improve his position but Montero isn't that keen on the idea.
Montero controlling the position easily from mount.
Yanenko is in all sorts of trouble here.
Montero pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.
Montero takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Yanenko working to try and regain half guard.
Montero trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Montero content just to control the position here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Montero looking to finish Yanenko with some ground and pound. This is bad for Yanenko!
Montero punishing his opponent with strikes.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Montero controlling from the full mount.
Montero landing shots from mount.
Yanenko can't escape the position.
Yanenko manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Montero keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Yanenko is trying to get back to full guard.
Montero stalling.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Yanenko regains full guard. Nicely done.
Montero not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Montero cracks Yanenko with a solid left hand.
Montero is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.

Yanenko working for submissions but it's allowed Montero to get to half guard.
Yanenko wants to control but Montero is keeping busy.
Yanenko wants to improve his position but Montero is controlling well.

Montero is trying to work for a kimura but Yanenko is defending well.
Montero controlling the action here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yanenko slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Montero is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Montero slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Yanenko is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
Montero wants to pass the guard but Yanenko is defending well.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Montero is trying to control. Yanenko wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.

Yanenko looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Yanenko taking some punishment here, with Montero in his half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Toshiro Montero dominated that second round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.



Yanenko gets caught napping as Montero dives in and scores a takedown. Yanenko manages to retain guard.
Montero scoring with some ground and pound.
Montero is in close to Yanenko's body, working some short punches and elbows.

Yanenko has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Montero can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Montero postures up.
Montero engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Yanenko is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Montero is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
We may be looking at a referee standup if the pace doesn't pick up soon.
Montero scoring with some ground and pound.
Yanenko looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

Yanenko isolates an arm and boxes in a triangle. Montero stacks Yanenko on his neck as he steps over and passes to the side. He's now in a much more dominant position where he can look to do some serious damage. Nice move by Montero!
Montero is staying tight to Yanenko's torso, preventing him from escaping.
Yanenko is looking to regain half guard here but Montero keeps moving and retains side control.
Yanenko is letting Montero control him for a moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Yanenko is looking to reverse the position.
Montero lands a few punches from side control.
Montero connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Yanenko some visible discomfort.
The referee tells the fighters to keep busy.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Montero tries for a kimura but Yanenko is defending well.
The referee asks Montero politely if he wouldn't mind getting on with it and actually doing something. Montero prefers to stall for the moment though.
Montero working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Yanenko gets back to half guard.
Montero lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Yanenko has hold of Montero's hands but Montero slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.

Yanenko looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Yanenko is pressing down on Montero's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Yanenko takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Montero working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Yanenko's head.
Toshiro Montero overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Montero controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.

Yanenko escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Montero gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Montero seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Yanenko throws his legs up looking to secure a triangle. Oh, that looks pretty tight, I gotta say! Montero escapes and throws Yanenko's legs to the side, diving into side control!
Yanenko takes an elbow right on the bridge of the nose and winces in pain.
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!
Montero working away.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Yanenko looks to move to half guard but instead Montero has passed into mount! Damn!
Montero lands a couple of nice shots there from mount.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Toshiro Montero clearly takes that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Ouch! a nice leg kick from Montero, right into the meat.
Yanenko takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Montero fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Montero connects with a crisp jab.

Montero fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Yanenko, pushing him back against the cage.
Montero pushes Yanenko back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
A short body shot lands from Montero as the two fighters clinch.
Yanenko is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Montero struggles to land a body shot inside as Yanenko controls his hands.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Montero stops a takedown attempt from Yanenko.
Yanenko can't get the takedown.
Toshiro Montero has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Emil Yanenko.
Yanenko is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Montero lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Yanenko tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Montero lands a hook that snaps the head of Yanenko backwards.

Yanenko is fighting off a takedown attempt but Montero is just too persistent for him and manages to trip Yanenko to the mat. Yanenko regains guard as soon as the fighters hit the mat.
Montero controls from within his opponent's guard.
Montero with a nice head shot there.
Montero pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Yanenko is keeping the position for now.
Yanenko is trying to keep Montero in close.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Montero sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Yanenko's guard.
Yanenko moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Yanenko isolates an arm and boxes in a triangle. Montero stacks Yanenko on his neck as he steps over and passes to the side. He's now in a much more dominant position where he can look to do some serious damage. Nice move by Montero!
Yanenko tries to control the position but he's not in luck - Montero easily slips into full mount!
Montero controlling the position easily from mount.
Montero can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Yanenko is looking to escape.
Yanenko regains half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Montero trying to control the pace.
Montero is trying to control the action in half guard but Yanenko is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up, due to lack of activity on the part of Toshiro Montero.

Montero drives through and clinches with Yanenko against the cage.
Montero lands a left hand that snaps the head of Yanenko backwards.
Montero lands with a left to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yanenko is trying to drag Montero to the mat but Montero just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
Yanenko has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Montero avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Montero lands a shoulder strike.
Montero pushes Yanenko back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Montero lands on the inside with an uppercut.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Montero throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Yanenkos head.
Montero lands a body punch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Toshiro Montero had his way with Emil Yanenko in that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Montero throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Yanenko throws a jab when Montero was well out of range.
Yanenko has his takedown stuffed

and Montero counters with a nice single leg takedown and he's in Yanenko's guard now.
Montero slips nicely into half guard.
Yanenko is looking to get full guard. It looks like he might be successful but at the last minute Montero jumps into side control!
Montero 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 Yanenko's shoulder. That is not cool.
Yanenko tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Montero wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Montero in side control, just content to control the action for now.
Montero landing a few strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yanenko is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Montero wants to control but Yanenko is keeping him busy.
Montero working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
Yanenko is not content to let Montero control the position.
Yanenko is trying to improve his position.

Montero is working to tighten is grip on Yanenko's neck. He's isolated an arm and is working for an arm triangle. Yanenko has recognised the danger and is trying to turn with the submission but Montero is really squeezing tight and eventually Yanenko passes out! Montero breaks the hold and jumps onto the cage to celebrate! Submission of the night, I'd say!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:58 of round 5, we have a winner by way of Submission (Arm Triangle). Toshiro Montero!
Toshiro Montero is the new lightweight champion!
Toshiro Montero spent the whole post fight interview bigging himself up. It didn't go down that well with the fans after a while as they thought it was a bit arrogant.
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Event: GEMMA vs ATTACK     
Date:   Mar 09, 2013

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Emil Yanenko and Vincent Quitoriano. This should be fireworks!

167 cm
22
153 lbs
6 - 3 - 0
190 cm
23
158 lbs
7 - 2 - 0
Good takedowns
Counter striker
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Counter striker
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the vacant lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 6 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Emil Yanenko!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 7 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Vincent Quitoriano!
The judges for this bout are Sosuke Kotani, Shirou Masuda and Shigeki Fujiwara.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Yanenko misses with a takedown

and Quitoriano counters with a shoot takedown. Yanenko fights it but they end up in guard.
Quitoriano controlling from the top position.
Quitoriano has decided he wants to stand but the closed guard of Yanenko is proving hard to escape from.
Yanenko wants to sweep here but Quitoriano controlling him for the moment.
Yanenko not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

Quitoriano gets to his feet and steps away from his opponent.
Yanenko misses with a takedown

and Quitoriano counters with a shoot takedown. Yanenko fights it but they end up in guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Yanenko is working for submissions here. He's thrown up his legs looking for a triangle but Quitoriano frees his head nicely. Oh but Yanenko has switched to an armbar! Quitoriano is tapping furiously! Lovely submission there!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:18 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle Armbar). Emil Yanenko!
Emil Yanenko is the new lightweight champion!
A victorious Emil Yanenko thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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Event: FNF V     
Date:   Feb 15, 2013

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Orono Wor Petchpun and Emil Yanenko. Rumors backstage are that the fighters have been paid to keep it standing but we know that would never happen in MMA!

180 cm
23
150 lbs
3 - 4 - 0
167 cm
22
153 lbs
6 - 2 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent MT
Cardio machine
Good takedowns
Counter striker
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Orono Wor Petchpun!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Emil Yanenko!
The judges for this bout are Yukihiro Shimada, Yukihiro Yamamoto and Sosuke Kotani.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Yanenko with a lazy takedown attempt
and Wor Petchpun counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Yanenko shoots in for a takedown but Wor Petchpun shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Wor Petchpun feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Yanenko's calf.
Yanenko shoots in for a double leg but Wor Petchpun sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Orono Wor Petchpun has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Emil Yanenko.
Yanenko misses with a takedown attempt - Wor Petchpun sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Wor Petchpun.
Wor Petchpun throws a leg kick which misses Yanenko's front leg but catches the back leg as Yanenko tries to avoid it.
Wor Petchpun keeps Yanenko at a distance using the push kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Wor Petchpun throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Yanenko's head.

It looks like Emil Yanenko has been cut.
Wor Petchpun connects with a body shot.
Orono Wor Petchpun seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Yanenko looks winded!
Wor Petchpun scores with a kick to the midsection.
Wor Petchpun lands with a good body shot.
Wor Petchpun throws a head kick that looked like it stung.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wor Petchpun throws a front kick that sends Yanenko stumbling back into the cage.
Wor Petchpun takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Wor Petchpun with a hook.
Wor Petchpun scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Yanenko takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Yanenko shoots for a double leg takedown but Wor Petchpun sprawls well. He's pushed Yanenko's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Wor Petchpun scores with a push kick.
Wor Petchpun bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A shot to the liver by Wor Petchpun. Beautiful body shot.
Yanenko walks forward, straight into a front kick from Wor Petchpun.
Yanenko looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Wor Petchpun lands a big head kick that sends Yanenko to the canvas! Wor Petchpun follows up with strikes from the mount that forces the ref to step in and stop the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Orono Wor Petchpun!
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Event: Friday Night Fights IV     
Date:   Jan 11, 2013

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Barry Sanders and Emil Yanenko. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

170 cm
28
156 lbs
4 - 7 - 0
167 cm
22
153 lbs
5 - 2 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good takedowns
Counter striker
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Barry Sanders!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Emil Yanenko!
The judges for this bout are Taro Takaoka, Shigeki Fujiwara and Yasuomi Hirokawa.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Left hook, right uppercut from Sanders.

It looks like Emil Yanenko has been cut.

Yanenko manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Sanders on his heels. He'll look to pass Sanders's guard now, I'm sure.
Sanders looking for a sweep. Not yet Sanders, not yet.
Yanenko pushing down on Sanders's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.

Yanenko looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
Yanenko tries to pass the half guard into mount. Sanders knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Yanenko is looking for submissions but instead, Sanders has regained full guard.

Yanenko postures up as if he's going to throw some strikes but drops back for an ankle! Sanders is in big trouble! He looks ready to tap! But no, he's escaped and dives on top of Yanenko, into his guard.
Sanders knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Yanenko on the ground.
Yanenko lands a beautiful switch and he's in full mount! That could spell trouble for Sanders!

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Yanenko working for a submission but Sanders is keeping him at bay.
Sanders has given up his back.

Yanenko has his hand under the chin of his opponent looking for the choke. He's nearly got it! This one could be all over! But no, Sanders has freed his hand and lives to survive another… well, another couple of seconds at least!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Sanders has the hand control, trying to stop the rear naked choke.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Yanenko has his arm under Sanders's chin here. Game over son! Yanenko squeezes tightly and Sanders is forced to tap out!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:32 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Emil Yanenko!
Emil Yanenko decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: Put up or shut up     
Date:   Dec 01, 2012

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Jack Rockfist and Emil Yanenko. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

169 cm
25
150 lbs
5 - 1 - 0
167 cm
21
153 lbs
4 - 2 - 0
BJJ White Belt
Excellent boxer
Self confident
Good takedowns
Counter striker
Good gas tank

Global Empire MMA Gear

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Jack Rockfist!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Emil Yanenko!
The judges for this bout are Yasuomi Hirokawa, Hirohito Nitta and Yukihiro Yamamoto.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
The crowd cheers as Rockfist lands an impressive looking overhand right. Yanenko doesn't seem phased though.
Yanenko shoots in looking for a takedown but Rockfist manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Yanenko's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Jack Rockfist seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rockfist lands with a nice combination. Yanenko backs away looking to recover.
Rockfist stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Rockfist wants it to stay on the feet.
Rockfist connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Yanenko momentarily.
Yanenko swings for the body but Rockfist moves out of range.
Rockfist will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Rockfist jabs Yanenko to the body, keeping him at a distance.

Rockfist has Yanenko up against the cage in a clinch.
Yanenko jumps guard but Rockfist turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Jack Rockfist has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Emil Yanenko.
Rockfist is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Nice body punch from Rockfist - that landed with a thud.

Rockfist breaks the clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Yanenko misses with a telegraphed body shot
enabling Rockfist to counter with a crisp jab.
Rockfist scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Yanenko doesn't seem bothered though.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Rockfist drives through and clinches with Yanenko against the cage.

Rockfist manages to break the clinch.
Yanenko shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Rockfist but Rockfist pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Yanenko misses the body punch
and Rockfist counters with a left to the body.
Rockfist connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Yanenko momentarily.
Rockfist comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
A shot to the liver by Rockfist. Beautiful body shot.

Yanenko shoots in for a takedown and gets it.

Yanenko is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Rockfist doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Yanenko.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rockfist tries to kick Yanenko off but Yanenko keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Yanenko passes the guard and advances to mount!

Yanenko looking for a guillotine from mount but Rockfist is having none of it.
Rockfist on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Rockfist tries to get out of the position.
Rockfist trying desperately to get to his feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Yanenko throws some shoulder strikes here and then postures up. Oh, he's gone for an armbar! Rockfist has his hands clasped together but Yanenko breaks the hold and Rockfist is forced to tap! This one is aaaaaaaaaaall over! That was lightning fast by Yanenko!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:29 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Emil Yanenko!
During a confident post fight interview, Emil Yanenko thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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42%

 

Event: For all the Marbles     
Date:   Nov 09, 2012

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Emil Yanenko and Morten Paulsen. Paulsen has chosen Papa Roach - Do or die as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Emil Yanenko could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Morten Paulsen's chin.

167 cm
21
153 lbs
4 - 1 - 0
171 cm
19
153 lbs
4 - 0 - 0
Good takedowns
Counter striker
Good chin
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent boxer
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight 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 Tokyo, Emil Yanenko!
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 Tokyo, Morten Paulsen!
The judges for this bout are Shigeki Sano, Shigeki Fujiwara and Yukihiro Shimada.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nice shot by Paulsen.

It looks like Emil Yanenko has been cut.
Yanenko looks for the body kick but Paulsen saw that one coming.
A jab lands there for Paulsen.
Yanenko tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Paulsen swivels and escapes.
Yanenko walks into a jab.
Paulsen lands with a nice body punch.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Paulsen ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Paulsen changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Paulsen lands a jab to the head.
Paulsen fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.

Yanenko is rocked!
Paulsen misses with a straight left.
Oh Yanenko is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Yanenko wants to stay close but Paulsen steps back to make room for something. Yanenko seems frozen to the spot and bam! huge swing of the leg from Paulsen and Yanenko drops like he has been shot! A huge head kick and it's all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:42 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Morten Paulsen!
Morten Paulsen decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Event: Emperors Crown V     
Date:   Oct 24, 2012

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Benji Tczho and Emil Yanenko. Tczho comes to the cage accompanied by Scottish bagpipes. Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!

169 cm
21
156 lbs
3 - 1 - 0
167 cm
21
153 lbs
3 - 1 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Brawler
Good in bed
Good takedowns
Counter striker
Solid chin

Torment Fightwear

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight 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 Tokyo, Benji Tczho!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Emil Yanenko!
The judges for this bout are Yuuki Gou, Yasuomi Hirokawa and Taro Takaoka.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Yanenko misses with a takedown

and Tczho counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Tczho.
Tczho lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Yanenko backwards.
Tczho displaying some good clinch control by pressing Yanenko up against the cage.
Tczho with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.

It looks like Emil Yanenko has been cut.
Yanenko has Tczho pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Tczho manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.

Tczho pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Tczho moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.

Tczho clinches up against the cage.

Tczho breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Tczho throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Yanenko on the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tczho connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.

Tczho drives through and clinches with Yanenko against the cage.
Tczho lands a good knee to the midsection. Yanenko won't want to take too many of those.

Tczho pulls Yanenko into guard.
Yanenko engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Yanenko trying to control but Tczho is working from the bottom.
Yanenko stopping the sweep attempt from Tczho.
Yanenko trying to control but Tczho is working from the bottom.
Tczho is trying to control the position from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Yanenko tries to free his leg and advance position but Tczho is retaining full guard.

The ref calls for a clean break and stands the fighters back up. Emil Yanenko wasn't active enough on the ground.
Tczho fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Yanenko.
Yanenko doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Tczho counters with a low kick, right behind Yanenko 's knee.
Benji Tczho has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Emil Yanenko.
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!
Tczho misses with a head kick.
Tczho lands a two punch combo.
Yanenko doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Tczho dives in and grabs Yanenko's left leg, looking for a takedown. Yanenko pushes down on Tczho's head and hops out.

Tczho has Yanenko up against the cage in a clinch.
Yanenko goes for a takedown in the clinch but Tczho prevents it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tczho lands a nice knee to the body.
Knees in the clinch landing for Tczho.

Tczho manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
Yanenko trying to control the position from guard on top but Tczho is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Yanenko passes Tczho's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Tczho moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Tczho tries to land a sweep but no joy.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Yanenko wants to pass the guard but Tczho is keeping the position.
Yanenko forces his way into half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Yanenko is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Tczho is in trouble now - Yanenko has advanced to mount!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Tczho is trying to get back to his feet but can't.

Yanenko goes for an armbar but he's fallen flat on his backside there and now Tczho is on top in guard.
Yanenko is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Tczho wants to stand but Yanenko is controlling his posture from full guard.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Tczho looking to sit in guard and control but Yanenko gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Benji Tczho dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Emil Yanenko's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Yanenko shoots and misses
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Benji Tczho seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Tczho leaves Yanenko with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Benji Tczho is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Tczho uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Yanenko gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Tczho counters with a nice low kick that buckles Yanenko's knee momentarily.
Benji Tczho has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Emil Yanenko.

Tczho closes the distance and clinches.

Tczho's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Tczho will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Yanenko fails with the takedown
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.

Tczho closes the distance and clinches.

Tczho pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yanenko with a lazy takedown attempt
and Tczho counters with a right hand to the body.
Tczho stuns Yanenko with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Yanenko is breathing heavily.
A lazy left from Tczho finds it's target.
Tczho tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.

Tczho closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Tczho lands in his opponent's guard.
Tczho wants to control from the top but Yanenko keeps moving.
Tczho trying to stand up but can't free himself from Yanenko's guard.
Tczho postures up.
Tczho won't allow Yanenko to sweep him here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Yanenko looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Yanenko is pulling down on Tczho's head to control his posture.
Tczho stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Yanenko swivels though and keeps the full guard.

Yanenko escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Tczho gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Yanenko trying to keep a closed guard but Tczho is proving a slippery customer.
Tczho knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Yanenko on the ground.
Tczho trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

Yanenko throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Tczho stays in close to Yanenko's body and controls the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tczho is looking to stand up but Yanenko won't let him.

Yanenko had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Tczho defends it easily.

Yanenko is looking for a triangle but Tczho pushes his legs off easily.
Tczho preventing the sweep.
Tczho has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Yanenko is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.
Yanenko uses his free foot to push down on Tczho's thigh. Eventually he works his other foot free and he's advanced to mount - this is trouble for Tczho.
Tczho slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Yanenko is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Tczho has managed to free his arm - good work.
Tczho has his hands clasped together around Yanenko's back. He's all about the action.

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

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

Tczho has one foot on Yanenko's thigh - he pushes off and manages to get back to his feet.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Yanenko with a poor takedown

and Tczho counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Tczho.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Emil Yanenko will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Emil Yanenko's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. This is the final round!


Tczho scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Some wild striking there from Tczho.

Tczho shoots in for a takedown and gets it.
Yanenko tries to get to full guard but Tczho has control of the leg.
Yanenko is pressing down on Tczho's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Tczho is looking to stand up but Yanenko won't let him.

Tczho avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Yanenko looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Tczho trying to control the position from guard on top but Yanenko is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Yanenko looking for subs off his back but Tczho has passed one foot through into half guard.
Tczho tries to stand but his arm is trapped.
Yanenko gets back to full guard.
Yanenko trying to control the position.
Tczho has decided he wants to stand but the closed guard of Yanenko is proving hard to escape from.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tczho preventing the sweep.
Yanenko looking to control.
Tczho stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Yanenko swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Tczho trying to stand up but can't free himself from Yanenko's guard.
Emil Yanenko has got the better of the ground game so far.
Yanenko is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.
Yanenko is keen to just control but Tczho is a slippery customer.
Tczho pushes Yanenko off looking to stand but Yanenko dives back in and keeps control.

Yanenko looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Yanenko is working for a submission of some sort.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Yanenko is trying to work for a kimura but Tczho is defending well.

Yanenko is working for a kimura but Tczho is defending it quite comfortably.
Tczho trying to control but Yanenko postures up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Tczho is defending against the submission attempts here by Yanenko.
Tczho wants to get back to his feet.
Yanenko not doing much here.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.

Tczho is defending against the submission attempts here by Yanenko.

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

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Emil Yanenko!

An out of breath Emil Yanenko thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Sep 30, 2012

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Danny Carter and Emil Yanenko. Emil Yanenko has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

173 cm
21
153 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
167 cm
21
153 lbs
2 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Counter striker
Very quick
Good takedowns
Counter striker
Solid chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight 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 Los Angeles, Danny Carter!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Emil Yanenko!
The judges for this bout are Yasuomi Hirokawa, Ren Mimura and Hirohito Nitta.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Yanenko misses with a takedown

and Carter holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Carter can't break the clinch.
Carter throws a punch but it's blocked by Yanenko.
Yanenko is trying to pull guard but Carter has him pressed against the cage.

Yanenko successfully pulls guard.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.
Yanenko is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Yanenko is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Carter looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Carter trying to control the position from guard on top but Yanenko 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.

That's one minute gone in the round.

It looks like we're going to have a standup here. Neither fighter is doing enough on the ground.
Yanenko doesn't succeed with the takedown

and Carter counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
Danny Carter has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Emil Yanenko.
Yanenko works his way to full guard. Good work.
Carter is looking to advance position but Yanenko has hit a scissor sweep - now he's on top in mount!
Yanenko looking to control but Carter is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Yanenko takes his opponent's back. Perhaps a chance to lock up a rear naked choke here.

Yanenko has his arm under Carter's chin here. Game over son! Yanenko squeezes tightly and Carter is forced to tap out!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Emil Yanenko!
Emil Yanenko seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: QFC Tournament 64 Round 3     
Date:   Sep 27, 2012

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Jamel Sharif and Emil Yanenko. Emil Yanenko is the more experienced fighter, so let's see if that makes a difference tonight.

179 cm
21
150 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
167 cm
21
153 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Solid boxing
Granite chin
Good takedowns
Brawler
Solid chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight 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 Tokyo, Jamel Sharif!
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 Tokyo, Emil Yanenko!
The judges for this bout are Kenichi Hosakawa, Shigeki Sano and Hirohito Nitta.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sharif stalks Yanenko and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Yanenko's face. Yanenko staggers backwards, shaken.

It looks like Emil Yanenko has been cut.
Jamel Sharif seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nice uppercut lands for Sharif. That snapped Yanenko's head back.
Sharif lands a body shot.
Sharif dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Sharif throws a left that rocks Yanenko and follows with a right that sends him tumbling to the canvas! Sharif dives into side control, looking to finish! Can Yanenko regain composure!

Yanenko is rocked!
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.

Sharif stands up.
Yanenko is still on wobbly legs! Can Sharif finish him?
Sharif dances in with a quick combination. Yanenko is being worked over with jabs and crosses. Oooh, a right straight from Sharif snaps Yanenko's head back. Yanenko stumbles backwards against the cage. Sharif steps forward and delivers a right cross that connects with Yanenko's jaw, simultaneously knocking him out and sending his mouthpiece into the crowd! There's a worthy souvenir for the fans. This one is over folks. Yanenko just didn't come prepared.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:19 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Jamel Sharif!
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Event: QFC Tournament 64 Round 2     
Date:   Sep 26, 2012

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Emil Yanenko and Marco Souza. Emil Yanenko could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Marco Souza's chin.

167 cm
21
153 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
179 cm
21
150 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
Good takedowns
Brawler
Good chin
BJJ Purple Belt
Brawler
Intelligent

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight 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 Tokyo, Emil Yanenko!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Marco Souza!
The judges for this bout are Ren Mimura, Yukihiro Shimada and Sosuke Kotani.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Yanenko shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Oh and he's advanced to full mount straight away.
Souza is looking to improve his position but Yanenko isn't that keen on the idea.
Souza has given up his back.
I really don't envy Souza right now.

Yanenko looking to break Souza's wrist control so he can sink in the choke. Souza remaining controlled and patient though - he really has to keep calm otherwise Yanenko will wrap this one up with the rear naked choke!
This has been an exciting period of action!

Yanenko looking for the choke from the back.
Souza is trying to break free.

Yanenko has the hooks in and he's looking for a rear naked choke here. Souza is defending well but eventually Yanenko manages to get an arm under the chin and he's locked on the RNC! Souza has no choice but to tap now! He does! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Emil Yanenko!
An out of breath Emil Yanenko thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Event: QFC Tournament 64 Round 1     
Date:   Sep 25, 2012

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Emil Yanenko and Jerome Picard. We have two fighters making their debuts here, so let's see who comes out of this one with their first professional victory.

167 cm
21
153 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
173 cm
21
150 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
Good takedowns
Brawler
Good chin
BJJ Blue Belt
Decent boxing
Solid chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight 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 Tokyo, Emil Yanenko!
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 Tokyo, Jerome Picard!
The judges for this bout are Shirou Masuda, Yukihiro Yamamoto and Shigeki Sano.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Yanenko misses the shot to the body.
Picard lands a jab.

It looks like Emil Yanenko has been cut.
Picard lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Picard leaves Yanenko with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Yanenko closes the distance and clinches up with Picard, looking for a takedown. Yanenko pushes Picard against the cage but Picard circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.

Yanenko drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
The referee wants the fighters to be more active or he's going to reset them on the feet.
Yanenko stops Picard from standing up.
Yanenko wants to control from the top but Picard keeps moving.
Yanenko slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.

Yanenko drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Yanenko jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Yanenko stops Picard from standing up.
Yanenko stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Picard swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Yanenko wants to control from the top but Picard keeps moving.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Picard wants to get back to his feet but Yanenko is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Yanenko advances position into side control!
Yanenko trying to control the position but Picard is working away.

Yanenko tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Yanenko has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Yanenko wants to control but Picard is keeping him busy.

Yanenko tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Yanenko has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Yanenko has an Americana. Picard didn't react quickly enough there and he's in big trouble now! He tries to squirm out but is forced to tap! Yanenko is delighted and gyrates in front of the ring girls. They seem to like the attention - it'll be interesting to see if Yanenko hooks up with any of them at the after show party.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:22 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Americana). Emil Yanenko!
An out of breath Emil Yanenko thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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