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Event: PFC 195 Semenko vs Gormsson     
Date:   Jul 26, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Obuhov misses with a wild combination.
Fujiwara throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Fujiwara misses the shot to the body.
Fujiwara throws a body punch but Obuhov moves out of range.
Fujiwara misses the shot to the body.
Fujiwara scores with a jab.
Fujiwara scores with a crisp jab that stopped Obuhov in his tracks.
Fujiwara looks to throw the jab but Obuhov is out of range.
Obuhov looks to score with a jab to the body but Fujiwara is just out of range.
Fujiwara slips a jab from Obuhov.
Fujiwara tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Obuhov manages to circle out of the way.
Obuhov throws a right hand that misses
and Fujiwara counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.#CL2#
The fight moves into the clinch position.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Fujiwara lands a right hand that snaps the head of Obuhov backwards.
Obuhov tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Obuhov misses with the head strike. #T1#
Fujiwara avoiding damage as Obuhov throws knees to the body.
Obuhov blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Fujiwara scores with a nice hook to the head.
Fujiwara misses with a hook to the ribs.
Fujiwara misses with a body punch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Fujiwara.
Fujiwara throws a punch but it's blocked by Obuhov.
Obuhov with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Fujiwara doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Obuhov wants to break free but Fujiwara has control.
Obuhov with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Obuhov using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Fujiwara has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Fujiwara working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Fujiwara misses with a punch to the body.
We've been hearing reports that Fujiwara has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Fujiwara gets underhooks to prevent Obuhov's takedown attempt.
Fujiwara misses with a punch on the inside.
Obuhov stalling in the clinch.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Obuhov has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
Obuhov misses with a knee to the head. #T2#
A head punch on the inside from Fujiwara fails to land.
Obuhov crunches a lovely knee into Fujiwara's ribcage.
Obuhov is looking to control Fujiwara's arms but Fujiwara gets an underhook and turns him. Now Obuhov has his back to the cage. #BC2#
Obuhov manages to break the clinch.
Fujiwara misses the shot to the body. #CL#
Fujiwara darts in and clinches Obuhov up against the cage.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Obuhov tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Obuhov working hard to break the clinch.
Obuhov tries to stall but Fujiwara uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Fujiwara fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Obuhov tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Fujiwara avoids it.
The referee is keeping an eye on Fujiwara - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Fujiwara is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Obuhov using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Obuhov blocking some punches.
Fujiwara scores with a nice hook to the head.#T3#
Obuhov misses with the head strike.
Obuhov tries a knee to the head but Fujiwara blocks it. #BC2#
Obuhov breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
A looping hook to the body misses from Fujiwara. Obuhov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Obuhov lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
The fighters circle momentarily. Obuhov darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Obuhov misses with a jab, cross combination.
Yoshi Fujiwara is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.#CL#
Fujiwara drives through and clinches with Obuhov against the cage.
Obuhov is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Fujiwara lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Obuhov or not.
Fujiwara takes a knee right on the jaw! #CUT2#It looks like Yoshi Fujiwara has been cut.
Obuhov misses with a knee strike.
Obuhov is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Fujiwara is defending well for now.
Obuhov blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Obuhov with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Fujiwara is pressed up against the cage. Obuhov has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Fujiwara down to the mat. Fujiwara avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
A swing and a miss from Obuhov.#CL#
Fujiwara clinches with his opponent.
Obuhov lands a knee to the head. #T4#
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Fujiwara prevents the takedown attempt.
Yoshi Fujiwara has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Obuhov.
Obuhov drops down looking for an ankle pick but Fujiwara pulls his leg out and moves away.
Fujiwara keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Obuhov misses the jab.
Fujiwara tries to counter by clinching up but Obuhov breaks away and moves out of range.
Fujiwara misses with an uppercut.
Fujiwara steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Obuhov.#TD2#
Obuhov gets a double leg takedown into Fujiwara's guard.
Obuhov loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Obuhov trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Fujiwara looking to hit a scissor sweep but Obuhov is one step ahead there.
Fujiwara is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Obuhov throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Fujiwara works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Anton Obuhov will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Yoshi Fujiwara'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.#R2#
Fujiwara's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Fujiwara duly obliges. #CL#
Fujiwara moves into the clinch.
Fujiwara tries a body shot but Obuhov blocks it.
Fujiwara cracks Obuhov with a nice body shot.
Obuhov's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Obuhov prevents a body shot from Fujiwara. #BC2#
Obuhov pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Obuhov's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Obuhov duly obliges.
Obuhov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Fujiwara.
Fujiwara throws an off balance right hand
letting Obuhov counter with a right hand.
Obuhov takes a shot right to the bread basket.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Obuhov cracks Fujiwara with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Fujiwara lands an overhand right.
A looping hook to the body misses from Fujiwara. Obuhov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Obuhov moves out of range of the strikes.
Nice uppercut lands for Fujiwara. That snapped Obuhov's head back. #CL#
Fujiwara pushes Obuhov up against the cage in a clinch.#T1#
Nice body punch from Fujiwara.
Yoshi Fujiwara has scored more points in the clinch so far.
A short right from Fujiwara on the inside.
Fujiwara lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Obuhov wants a takedown but no success here.
Fujiwara lands a hook that snaps the head of Obuhov backwards.
Obuhov stalling in the clinch but Fujiwara improves position.
Fujiwara lands a left hand.
Fujiwara goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Fujiwara has a couple of punches blocked by Obuhov.
Obuhov tries a knee to the head but Fujiwara blocks it.
Fujiwara lands a nice shot to the body.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Obuhov as Fujiwara tries to tie him up.
A knee to the head by Obuhov.
Fujiwara digs a right hand underneath Obuhov's ribcage. Obuhov let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Fujiwara has Obuhov pressed against the cage.
Fujiwara struggles to land a body shot inside as Obuhov controls his hands.
Obuhov misses with some punches. #T2#
Obuhov using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Fujiwara has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Obuhov looking to throw knees to the head but Fujiwara is blocking nicely.
Fujiwara makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Obuhov has a couple of punches blocked by Fujiwara.
Obuhov just leaning against Fujiwara, taking a breather. #TD2#
Obuhov lands a nice trip takedown into half guard.
Obuhov is breathing heavily.
Obuhov with the ground and pound but Fujiwara uses the opportunity to regain guard.
Fujiwara pulls Obuhov in close to prevent any damage.
Fujiwara continues to stall.
Obuhov throws an elbow that misses. Fujiwara uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Obuhov's guard. Nice move by Fujiwara!#REVR##T3##SUB2#
Obuhov looks to be working for a triangle here. Oh, it looks like he might have it! Fujiwara has picked Obuhov up and slammed him! Obuhov can't keep hold of the triangle and Fujiwara manages to pass to side control!
Fujiwara is looking to take a break and control but Obuhov is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Obuhov is looking for a sweep.
Fujiwara is putting a hurting on Obuhov here, landing some big shots from side control.
Obuhov tries to get back to half guard but can't.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Obuhov manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!
Fujiwara gets full guard.
Fujiwara is trying to control the position from the bottom. #T4#
Obuhov looking to sit in guard and control but Fujiwara gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top. #REVR#
Fujiwara postures up.
Fujiwara trying to control the position from guard on top but Obuhov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Fujiwara slips nicely into half guard.
Fujiwara looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Fujiwara working the head and body with strikes.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Yoshi Fujiwara dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Yoshi Fujiwara's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!#R3#
Obuhov misses with a wild body shot.
Obuhov throws a body shot but no joy.
Fujiwara seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Fujiwara swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Obuhov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Obuhov throws a big shot that misses.#CL#
Fujiwara fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Obuhov, pushing him back against the cage.
Fujiwara makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.#TD2#
Obuhov lands a takedown into guard.
Fujiwara trying to keep a closed guard but Obuhov is proving a slippery customer.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fujiwara keeping moving, preventing Obuhov from controlling successfully. #T1#
Obuhov throwing strikes from guard but Fujiwara blocks nicely.
Obuhov throwing strikes but missing.
Fujiwara is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Obuhov throws a strike but Fujiwara rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top. #REVR##SUB2#
Obuhov looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Fujiwara passes into side control.
Obuhov on the wrong end of some ground and pound. #T2#
Obuhov tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Obuhov keeps trying to improve his position.
Fujiwara is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.
Obuhov is looking to regain half guard here but Fujiwara keeps moving and retains side control.
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Obuhov trying to control but Fujiwara flips him over like a cheap hooker and has his back!#T3#
Fujiwara has the hooks in. Obuhov is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.
Obuhov grimaces as he takes a shot to the body.
Obuhov is really stuck here.
Obuhov looking very determined here, making life difficult for Fujiwara.
Fujiwara is trying to stick to Obuhov's back but Obuhov is turning into Fujiwara. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Fujiwara's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Obuhov.
Fujiwara seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Obuhov throws an elbow that misses. Fujiwara uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Obuhov's guard. Nice move by Fujiwara!#REVR##T4##SUB2#
Obuhov looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Fujiwara passes into half guard. #SUB2#
Obuhov looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Obuhov takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.#SUB2#
Obuhov is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Fujiwara pulls his head out easily.
Fujiwara is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Fujiwara has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Hirohito Nitta scores the fight 30:27
Judge Tatsuya Matsuyama scores the fight 30:28
Judge Taro Takaoka scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Yoshi Fujiwara!

Yoshi Fujiwara took to the microphone after his victory and thanked his sponsors, Pit Bull Development for their support in the buildup to the fight.

 

Event: PFC 187 Asham vs Steve 2     
Date:   Jun 21, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Obuhov looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Vermeulen is fending him off so far but Obuhov persists. Nope, Vermeulen circles away and we're back to standing.
Vermeulen slips a jab from Obuhov.
Vermeulen steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Obuhov.
Obuhov staying out of range there.
Obuhov misses with a right hand
and Vermeulen counters with a lovely straight right hand!#CUT2#It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Vermeulen lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Obuhov circles away quickly and effectively.
Obuhov looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Obuhov throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Vermeulen counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Vermeulen on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.#KD2#
Vermeulen drops Obuhov with a big left hand and mounts him. Obuhov is in big trouble! #ROC2#Obuhov is rocked!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Vermeulen lands a couple of good shots and Obuhov has given up his back, trying to escape the position!
Oh Obuhov is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Vermeulen lands a punch that was close to the back of the head but the ref thinks it's OK.
Obuhov trying to control the action but Vermeulen just sinks the hooks in.
Vermeulen lands a shot to the body.
Vermeulen avoiding Obuhov 's attempts to control his hands.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Vermeulen connects with a couple of big shots that have Obuhov covering up! Oh, this looks bad for Obuhov! Vermeulen fires away with several more unanswered shots and the referee has no choice but to step in! This one is aaaaaaaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Hendrik Vermeulen!
Hendrik Vermeulen bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.

 

Event: PFC 179 Bathory vs Fitzpatrick     
Date:   May 17, 2020
#R1#
Obuhov looks to land a combination but Gonza avoids it well.
No joy there for Obuhov, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Gonza lands with a hook. Obuhov tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head. #CUT#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Gonza throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Obuhov dives in for a single leg takedown but Gonza sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Obuhov lands a glancing blow to the side of Gonza's head.
Gonza slaps away a takedown attempt from Obuhov, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Obuhov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Gonza misses with a straight left.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gonza gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Obuhov with a lazy takedown attempt #KD#
and Gonza counters with a nice right hand that sends Obuhov toppling to the canvas! Obuhov scrambles and gets back to his feet - can Gonza finish him?!#ROC#
Obuhov is rocked!
Captain Gonza has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Obuhov.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Obuhov scores with a nice strike.
Obuhov is still on wobbly legs! Can Gonza finish him?
Gonza moves out of range of the strikes.
Obuhov seems to have recovered his senses.#T1#
Obuhov misses with a hook. Gonza ducked under it nicely. #TD2#
Obuhov gets the takedown into side control.
Gonza struggling a bit here.
Gonza definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Gonza tries to improve position but can't. #SUB2#
Obuhov tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Obuhov has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Gonza is looking to regain half guard here but Obuhov keeps moving and retains side control.
Obuhov working away.
Obuhov trying to control the action but Gonza is working from the bottom.
Obuhov postures up a little and throws a couple of hammerfists but they don't connect properly. #T2#
You can see the frustration on Gonza's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Gonza is trying to stand back up. He's worked his way up against the cage but Obuhov has just dragged him back down to the mat.
Obuhov creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Gonza sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
Obuhov postures up a little and throws a couple of hammerfists but they don't connect properly.
Gonza is looking to regain half guard here but Obuhov keeps moving and retains side control.
Obuhov is looking to take a break and control but Gonza is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Obuhov looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Gonza is avoiding damage well.
Sloppy strikes there by Obuhov.#T3#
Obuhov connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Gonza some visible discomfort.
Obuhov looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Gonza is avoiding damage well.
Obuhov misses with the ground and pound.
Gonza is working to avoid the ground and pound but Obuhov connects with a decent elbow.
Gonza takes a couple of big shots there - the referee warns him that he has to defend himself better.
Obuhov grinds an elbow into Gonza's temple.
Obuhov throwing shots but missing, from side control.
Gonza tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Obuhov wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Obuhov creates a bit of distance and throws down some hard shots.
Obuhov is trying to ground and pound but Gonza uses the momentary lack of control by Obuhov to regain half guard.
Gonza is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though. #T4#
Obuhov not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Gonza tries to kick Obuhov off but Obuhov keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.
Obuhov wants to control but Gonza is keeping him busy.
Gonza trying to control from the bottom.
Obuhov is figuring out what he wants to do next.
Gonza is staying active underneath Obuhov, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Gonza keeps control of the position for the meantime. #SUB2#
Obuhov 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.

Anton Obuhov dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R2#
Gonza throws a head kick that misses.
Obuhov moves out of range as Gonza strikes.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Obuhov is defended easily by Gonza.
Gonza throwing a counter right hand but Obuhov manages to avoid it.
Gonza bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Obuhov's head backwards.
Obuhov takes one on the chin but seems OK.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Obuhov will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
A little feinted left hand from Gonza on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Obuhov. Gonza does a little dance to reset his feet.
Gonza keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Obuhov.
Obuhov fails with a takedown attempt.
Captain Gonza has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Obuhov.#T1#
Obuhov fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Obuhov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Gonza was well out of range. Poor timing from Obuhov.
A swing and a miss from Obuhov.
Obuhov scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Captain Gonza is winning the standup battle so far.
Obuhov lands with an overhand left.
Anton Obuhov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Gonza lands a body shot.
A head kick misses from Gonza.
Obuhov misses with a hook.
Obuhov showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Gonza.
Gonza slips under a jab from Obuhov.
A little feinted left hand from Gonza on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.#T2#
Obuhov throws a big shot that misses.
Obuhov scores with a nice strike.
Gonza misses with a series of wild punches.
Obuhov has his takedown stuffed
and Gonza counters with a left to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Obuhov misses with a two punch combination.
Captain Gonza is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Obuhov misses with an uppercut
enabling Gonza to counter with a crisp jab. #TD2#
Obuhov shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Obuhov showed some decent athleticism there.
Gonza gets full guard.#T3##ES#
Gonza uses the cage to get back to his feet.
Obuhov doesn't succeed with the takedown#KD#
and Gonza counters with a nice right hand that sends Obuhov toppling to the canvas! Obuhov scrambles and gets back to his feet - can Gonza finish him?!
Nice defenses there by Gonza.
Obuhov throws a right hand that misses
and Gonza counters with a huge left! Obuhov is in big trouble! He's backing up but Gonza isn't giving him chance to recover. Under a barage of punches the ref has to step in to save Obuhov from any more damage. A dominating finish by Gonza!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:27 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Captain Gonza!
Our winner, Captain Gonza, 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.

 

Event: PFC 174 Alzheimer vs Nielsen     
Date:   Apr 26, 2020
#R1#
Obuhov takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Smith misses with an uppercut.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Obuhov.
Smith misses with a jab, cross combination.
Smith fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Obuhov bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Smith's head backwards.
Obuhov misses with a looping left.
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.#TD#
Obuhov drives through with a takedown into Smith's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Obuhov postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Obuhov throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Smith works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Obuhov won't allow Smith to sweep him here.
Smith is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Obuhov trying to control but Smith is working from the bottom.
Smith tries to land a sweep but no joy. #SUB2#
Obuhov avoids a guillotine attempt easily. #T1#
Obuhov working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Smith's head.
Smith working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Obuhov.
Smith preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Smith is adopting a defensive guard.
Obuhov wants to control from the top but Smith keeps moving.
Smith pulls Obuhov in to control the position.
Smith tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Smith keeping moving, preventing Obuhov from controlling successfully.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Smith pulls Obuhov in to control the position. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.#T2#
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Smith thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Obuhov if he has to take too many more of those.
Smith throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Smith throws a shot from downtown. Obuhov moves away and avoids it.
Obuhov tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Obuhov moves out of range of the strikes.
Obuhov throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Smith.
Smith lands a lovely overhand right.
Smith looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
A big left from Smith misses.
Smith cracks Obuhov with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Smith takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Smith swings for the body but Obuhov moves out of range.
Obuhov went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Smith throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Smith tests Obuhov's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A nice leg kick lands there from Smith.
Nice body punch from Smith. #T3#
Obuhov throws a jab when Smith was well out of range.
Smith connects with a body shot that sends Obuhov's belly button to the back.#CL2#
Smith closes the distance and pushes Obuhov back into the cage.
Smith tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Smith working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Smith tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Obuhov's elbow.
Obuhov blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Smith lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Obuhov backwards.
Obuhov tries to score a body lock takedown but Smith shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Anton Obuhov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Smith creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut. #CUT2#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Smith tries to work over Obuhov's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Smith lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Obuhov.
Obuhov throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Smith blocks it with crossed arms.
Obuhov throws a knee to the head but misses.
Smith comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
A right hand to the body from Smith. #TD#
Obuhov has double underhooks and is working for a body lock takedown. He's got it. The fighters land in half guard but Smith regains guard immediately.
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!
Smith tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Smith trying to keep a closed guard but Obuhov is proving a slippery customer. #T4#
Obuhov is fighting to break Smith's control of his arms but Smith is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Smith tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Smith keeping full guard, as Obuhov tries to pass.
Smith preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Obuhov is fighting to break Smith's control of his arms but Smith is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Joe Smith dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R2#
Smith throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Obuhov takes a swing at Smith's ribcage but misses.
Smith swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Obuhov tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Smith is looking to slow Obuhov down with leg kicks.
Smith fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Obuhov manages to avoid it.
Nice body kick from Smith.
Obuhov misses with a series of wild punches.
Smith has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Smith throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Joe Smith seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Obuhov closes the distance and clinches up with Smith, looking for a takedown. Obuhov pushes Smith against the cage but Smith circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Obuhov lands with a good body shot.
Smith throws a leg kick which misses Obuhov's front leg but catches the back leg as Obuhov tries to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A good leg kick by Smith.
Obuhov is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Smith defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Obuhov.
Obuhov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Obuhov's jab looks to have found its range, popping Smith under the eye.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Smith lands a nice looking kick to the body. Obuhov takes a step back to recover. #TD#
Excellent takedown into side control there by Obuhov. #T1#
Obuhov landing with strikes to the head and body from side control.
Smith takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.
Obuhov landing with strikes to the head and body from side control.
The ground and pound from Obuhov seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.
Obuhov landing strikes.
Smith manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!
Smith content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Smith is thwarting Obuhov's attempts to control the position.
Anton Obuhov overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.#T2#
Obuhov is trying to get back to full guard.
Smith passes to full mount!
Smith controlling from mount.
Obuhov keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Obuhov is working hard here to advance position.
Smith controlling the position easily from mount. #T3#
Obuhov is desperately trying to improve his position but Smith has a good base and remains in mount.
Smith tries to control but Obuhov wriggling away.
Obuhov is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Obuhov sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
Obuhov is trying to get back to full guard.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Smith in particular looking to stall.#T4#
Smith seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Obuhov does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Smith is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
Smith seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense. #SUB#
Obuhov looking for submissions off his back.
Obuhov is trying to get back to full guard.
Smith wants to control but Obuhov is keeping him busy.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Joe Smith will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
That's time! Back to the action! And we move into the final round!
#R3#
A head kick misses from Smith.
Obuhov swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Smith throws a body punch but Obuhov moves out of range.
Obuhov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Smith throws a poor cross that misses
and Obuhov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Obuhov scores with a nice head shot.
Smith turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Smith throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Obuhov moves out of range of the body kick from Smith.
Smith connects with a jab.
Smith staying out of range there.
Obuhov throws a jab when Smith was well out of range.
Smith ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Obuhov moves away.
Obuhov clobbers Smith with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Obuhov throws out a loose jab but Smith uses good head movement to avoid it.
Obuhov works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Obuhov moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Smith cracks Obuhov with a good jab.
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Smith but Smith pushes him off and we're back to square one.#T1#
Obuhov misses with the combination.
Joe Smith is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Smith pulls out of a head kick attempt.
A solid leg kick lands there for Smith.
Smith throws a push kick but Obuhov slaps the foot to one side.
Obuhov will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Anton Obuhov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Smith tests Obuhov's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Smith blocks a jab.
Obuhov has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Smith.
Obuhov takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Smith fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Obuhov has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Smith ducks under a wild hook from Obuhov.
Smith misses with a lunging right hand
and Obuhov counters with a three punch combo that has Smith backing up. Smith nods at Obuhov to acknowledge the strikes.
Obuhov misses with an uppercut.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Smith lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Smith punishes Obuhov's body with a nice straight punch.
Smith takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.#T2#
An inside leg kick lands from Smith.
A punch lands to the side of Obuhov 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Smith lands a jab.
Smith lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Obuhov tries for a takedown but Smith sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Smith misses with a low kick.
Obuhov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Smith.
Obuhov is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Smith tries to land a body kick#TD#
and Obuhov counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Obuhov missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Smith controlling the position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Obuhov in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Obuhov throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Smith is pulling down on Obuhov's head. It's preventing any offense from Obuhov, at least for the moment.
Smith is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.#T3#
Smith has his hands on Obuhov's head, controlling the position. #REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Anton Obuhov has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Joe Smith is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Obuhov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Smith lands a jab to the nose.
An inside leg kick from Smith misses.
Obuhov misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Smith ducks under a wild hook from Obuhov.
A slapping leg kick lands for Smith.
Smith swings wildly with a couple of big hooks #TD#
and Obuhov counters with a nice double leg into side control. Smith won't be happy with that.
Smith is trying to control Obuhov's posture but Obuhov avoids it. #T4#
Smith is looking for a sweep.
Obuhov scores with a couple of short elbows.
Obuhov working away.
Obuhov in side control, throwing shots but Smith defends. #SUB#
Obuhov tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Obuhov throws a strike aimed at the side of Smith's head but Smith avoids it well.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Obuhov lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Smith down. #SUB#
Obuhov is trying to get an arm triangle but Smith is defending well.
Smith manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Anton Obuhov.
I think Smith 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 Donald Grub scores the fight 27:30
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 29:28
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Joe Smith!

Joe Smith gave a mention to Brooklyn Apothecary in his post fight interview. That will please them (and hopefully generate some sales).

 

Event: PFC 164 McGuire vs Semenko     
Date:   Mar 22, 2020
#R1#
Obuhov lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Experiment lV throws a jab but it's blocked by Obuhov.
Experiment lV has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Obuhov finds it's way round the side to connect with Experiment lV's head.
Nice jab there from Obuhov.
Experiment lV looks to score with a jab to the body but Obuhov is just out of range.
Jab from Obuhov.
Obuhov misses with a hook
and Experiment lV counters with a stiff right hand. #CUT#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Experiment lV has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Secret Lab in the buildup to the fight.
Experiment lV moves out of range of the strikes.
Obuhov connects with a right hand. Experiment lV shakes it off.
Obuhov throws a right hand that Experiment lV ducks under and follows up with a left that Experiment lV also avoids with ease.
Experiment lV fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Obuhov looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Obuhov misses with a body shot.
Obuhov throws a combination. Experiment lV tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Obuhov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Obuhov throws a hook but Experiment lV avoids it easily.
Obuhov looks to land a combination but Experiment lV avoids it well. #T1#
Obuhov checks a low kick from Experiment lV.#TD2#
Obuhov scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
Obuhov trying to control from half guard but Experiment lV is working away.
Experiment lV wants to get back to full guard.
Obuhov wants to pass to mount but Experiment lV is defending the position.
Obuhov looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Experiment lV with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Experiment lV wants to get back to full guard.
Obuhov drops an elbow to the side of Experiment lV's head.
Experiment lV has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Obuhov is working away from the top position though.
Obuhov throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage. #T2#
Obuhov takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.#SUB#
Experiment lV looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Obuhov sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Experiment lV defending well though.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Obuhov takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Obuhov is looking to take a break and control but Experiment lV is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Obuhov drops an elbow to the side of Experiment lV's head.
Obuhov wants to control but Experiment lV is keeping him busy.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Obuhov throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Obuhov wants to free his trapped foot but Experiment lV is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Experiment lV trying to control from the bottom. #SUB2#
Obuhov has hold of the far side arm. He's working for the Kimura, can Experiment lV defend it? Obuhov steps over the head and cranks it - Experiment lV is tapping out! That was textbook stuff right there - nice submission victory for Obuhov!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:05 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Anton Obuhov!
A very excited looking Anton Obuhov 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.

 

Event: CEC 695     
Date:   Feb 22, 2020
#R1##TD2#
Obuhov drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Obuhov working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter.
Redfist is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Obuhov working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.#SUB2#
Obuhov is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Redfist has escaped the position, nice work there.
Redfist avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Obuhov.
Obuhov misses with an attempted head punch from side control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Redfist avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Obuhov.
Sloppy strikes there by Obuhov.
The ground and pound from Obuhov seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.
Redfist manages to get back to half guard.
Redfist wants to improve his position but Obuhov is controlling well.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#T1#
Obuhov is thwarting Redfist's attempts to control the position.
Obuhov not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Obuhov winds up and cracks Redfist with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Redfist wants to get back to his feet.
Redfist blocking the ground and pound attempt from Obuhov.
Redfist is doing well to avoid being mounted. He's controlling the position at the moment.
Obuhov looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Obuhov not doing much here.
Redfist is doing well to control the position and prevent Obuhov from advancing to side control.#T2#
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Obuhov seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Redfist does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Redfist has improved his flexibility recently so we will have to see if he can use that to his advantage.
Redfist wants to get back to full guard.
Obuhov seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Redfist has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Obuhov is working away from the top position though.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Redfist is looking to improve his position.
Obuhov passes to full mount!
Obuhov thowing strikes but they're hitting the gloves, not doing any damage.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#T3#
Redfist is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Obuhov throws some wild stikes that Redfist manages to avoid easily.
Obuhov has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Redfist's face.
Obuhov controlling the position easily from mount.
Obuhov with the ground and pound from mount. #SUB2#
Obuhov is working for a guillotine from mount but Redfist frees his head quite easily.
Redfist manages to regain half guard. Good work. #SUB2#
Redfist is defending against the submission attempts here by Obuhov.
Obuhov looking to pass the half guard. Not this time. #T4#
Redfist slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Obuhov has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Obuhov throws an elbow that misses. Redfist uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Obuhov's guard. Nice move by Redfist!#REVR#
Obuhov not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Redfist wants to get up but he can't break Obuhov's closed guard. He needs to be careful trying to break the legs open, as he's open to submissions here.
Obuhov tries to land a sweep but no joy. #SU#
Obuhov is working an open guard so Redfist takes the opportunity to get back to his feet.
Nice cross by Redfist.#CUT#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Redfist connects with a right hand. Obuhov shakes it off.#TD2#
Obuhov scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.#SUB2#
Obuhov looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Obuhov throws an elbow but Redfist slips to the side and avoids it well.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!
#R2#
Obuhov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Redfist.
Obuhov defending well as Redfist loads up on a big left hand.
Obuhov tries to close the distance and clinch up but Redfist swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Nice shot lands for Obuhov.
Obuhov misses with a takedown attempt - Redfist sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Redfist stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Obuhov will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Obuhov has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Obuhov there as he acknowledges the shot.
Obuhov moves out of range of the leg kick from Redfist.
Obuhov dives in and grabs Redfist's left leg, looking for a takedown. Redfist pushes down on Obuhov's head and hops out.
Sortek Redfist has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Obuhov.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Obuhov is trying hard to land a takedown here. Redfist sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Redfist swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
enabling Obuhov to counter with a crisp jab.
Obuhov with a jab.
A head kick misses from Redfist.
Obuhov looks to throw the jab but Redfist is out of range.
Obuhov fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Redfist on the side of the head.#T1#
Redfist throws a chopping leg kick but Obuhov manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Obuhov drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Redfist defends it well.
Sortek Redfist seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Redfist takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Obuhov takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Redfist misses with a hook #TD2#
and Obuhov counters with a takedown into side control. #ES#
Redfist throws Obuhov to one side and escapes!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!#TD2#
Obuhov drives through with a takedown into Redfist's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Redfist working a defensive guard here.
Redfist avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Redfist has momentary wrist control but Obuhov slips an elbow through the middle.
Obuhov trying to control the position from guard on top but Redfist is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Obuhov working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Redfist pulls Obuhov in close to prevent any damage.
Obuhov content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots. #T2#
Obuhov postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Obuhov accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Redfist seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Obuhov throws a big right hand that misses.
Redfist is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Redfist wants to sweep but no luck.
Redfist utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Obuhov postures up and lands a big shot to Redfist's brow.
Obuhov chips away with some ground and pound.
Obuhov stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Redfist swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Redfist is trying to control the position but Obuhov postures up. #T3#
Redfist is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Obuhov trying to control the position from guard on top but Redfist is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Redfist manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Obuhov manages to get himself to full guard. #REVR#
Obuhov is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Redfist is looking to stand up but Obuhov won't let him. #SUB2#
Obuhov has his foot on Redfist's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Redfist works his way back into a safe position though.#SUB2#
Obuhov has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Redfist can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Obuhov wants to sweep but no luck. #T4#
Redfist trying to stand up but can't free himself from Obuhov's guard.
Redfist stopping the sweep attempt from Obuhov.
Redfist has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Redfist trying to stand up but can't free himself from Obuhov's guard.#SU#
Obuhov is working an open guard so Redfist takes the opportunity to get back to his feet.
Obuhov walks into a jab.
Redfist tries to work over Obuhov's front leg with a kick but Obuhov checks it.
Obuhov looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Redfist keeps the fight on the outside.
Obuhov tries to score a power double leg takedown but Redfist sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Obuhov somewhat.
Redfist uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Obuhov.
Sortek Redfist is winning the standup battle so far.
Redfist throws the left hand but Obuhov avoids the punch easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Sortek Redfist will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!
#R3#
Obuhov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Redfist.
Obuhov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Redfist.
Redfist throws a low kick but Obuhov moves out of range easily.
Redfist throws a lazy right hand but Obuhov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Redfist slips under a jab from Obuhov.
Some wild striking there from Redfist.
Redfist slips under a jab from Obuhov.
Redfist misses with a looping left.
Obuhov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Redfist.
Obuhov looks to throw the jab but Redfist is out of range.
Redfist uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Obuhov.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Redfist swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Obuhov throws out a counter right but Redfist avoids it with no problem.
Redfist looks to throw the jab but Obuhov is out of range.
Redfist throws a sloppy head kick and Obuhov moves out of range easily.
A slapping leg kick lands for Redfist.
Obuhov throws a shot from downtown. Redfist moves away and avoids it.#T1#
Redfist connects with a crisp jab. #TD2#
Obuhov looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
Obuhov thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Redfist has hold of Obuhov's hands but Obuhov slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.#SUB2#
Obuhov is trying to work for a kimura but Redfist is defending well.
Redfist controlling the position for now.
Obuhov thows a huge punch but Redfist dodges it nicely.
Redfist is trying is best to control the position here.
Obuhov passes to full mount!
Redfist is trying to escape the mount. #T2#
Redfist tries to hold on but Obuhov pushes him away.
Redfist is looking to improve his position but Obuhov isn't that keen on the idea.
Obuhov controlling the position easily from mount.
Obuhov unloading with bombs!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Redfist wants to hold on but Obuhov pushes him away.
Obuhov putting on the heat here with some good ground and pound!
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!
Redfist is working to get back to half guard.
Obuhov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Redfist is working hard here to advance position.#T3#
Obuhov lands a nice shot to the head.
Obuhov lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
Redfist wants to hold on but Obuhov pushes him away.
Redfist is looking to improve his position but Obuhov isn't that keen on the idea.
Obuhov breaks from Redfist's wrist control and lands an elbow.
Obuhov scoring with strikes but Redfist is staying in there.
Obuhov lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.
Obuhov lands with some strikes.#ROC2#
Redfist is rocked!
Redfist tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Oh Redfist is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Obuhov landing shots from mount.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Obuhov prevents Redfist from getting the reversal.
Redfist tries to hold on but Obuhov pushes him away. #T4#
Obuhov lands a heavy elbow.
Obuhov scoring with strikes but Redfist is staying in there.
Redfist is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Whack. That's a big, big shot from Obuhov! Redfist is out cold! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:40 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Anton Obuhov!
Anton Obuhov was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.

 

Event: CEC Grande vs Jernit 3     
Date:   Feb 01, 2020
#R1#
Obuhov jabs Mason right on the nose. Mason blinks but takes it well.
Anton Obuhov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Obuhov misses the shot to the body.
Obuhov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Mason.
Mason connects with a right hand. Obuhov shakes it off.#CUT#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Obuhov thuds his right hand into Mason's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Mason misses with a hook #TD2#
and Obuhov counters with a single leg into guard. Mason didn't expect that.
Obuhov throws an elbow that misses. Mason uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Obuhov's guard. Nice move by Mason!#REVR#
Obuhov has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Mason pushing down on Obuhov's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Obuhov wants to improve his position but Mason is controlling well.
Obuhov makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Obuhov.#SUB2#
Obuhov looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Mason passes into side control.
Obuhov is trying to work for a sweep but Mason has mounted him!#T1#
Mason controlling from mount.
Obuhov can't escape the position.
Obuhov tries to hold on but Mason postures up.
Obuhov bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!
Mason is adopting a defensive guard.
Mason avoiding any damage from the ground and pound. #T2#
Mason pulls Obuhov in close to prevent any damage.
Obuhov trying to control the position from guard on top but Mason 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.
Obuhov is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
Obuhov throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Obuhov trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Obuhov being controlled here momentarily. #T3#
Obuhov with a flurry of punches that miss.
Mason looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Obuhov puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
Obuhov controlling the action here.
Mason taking some punishment here, with Obuhov in his half guard.
Obuhov looks to land a strike but Mason avoids it nicely and regains full guard.
Obuhov postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Obuhov trying to control the position from guard on top but Mason 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.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Obuhov accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand. #T4#
Mason wants to sweep but no luck.
Obuhov trying to control the position from guard on top but Mason is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #SUB2#
Obuhov drops back, looking for a kneebar! Mason looks panicked! The fighters roll across the mat, one looking to finish, one looking to escape. Mason looks to have wriggled free... Yes, he's got his leg free and he's dived into side control! Good work there from Mason! #REVR#
Obuhov looking for a sweep but Mason has passed into full mount! Oh no!
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Obuhov tries to hold on but Mason postures up.
Obuhov keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Anton Obuhov will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!
#R2##TD2#
Obuhov closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth. #SUB2#
Obuhov is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Mason is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Obuhov misses with the ground and pound.
Obuhov trying to control the position but Mason is working away.
Mason is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Obuhov not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Mason on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Obuhov connects with a nice short shot to Mason's temple.
Mason wants to get back to full guard.#T1#
Obuhov is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Obuhov postures up and cracks his opponent a couple of times before moving back into close ground control. Mason looks a forlorn figure.
Obuhov trying to control but Mason is having none of it.
Obuhov dominating with strikes here.
Obuhov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Mason holding onto his opponent's waist for dear life, as Obuhov tries to land some strikes to get him to release his grip.
Obuhov connects with a couple of good shots from mount. #T2#
Obuhov working away from the top, dropping strikes.
Obuhov thowing shots but they're missing.
Obuhov looking to finish Mason with some ground and pound. This is bad for Mason!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.#SUB2#
Obuhov swings around for an armbar but it's a sloppy attempt and Mason is now in Obuhov's guard. A big mistake from Obuhov there, giving up the dominant position!
Mason has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Obuhov looking for a sweep. Not yet Obuhov, not yet. #SUB2#
Obuhov working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Mason doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Mason manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Mason is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.#T3#
Mason trying to control but Obuhov is working from the bottom. #SUB2#
Obuhov looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Mason passes into side control.
Obuhov can't do much from the bottom here.
Obuhov might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Mason haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.
Mason controls the position.#T4#
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Mason advances to full mount.
Obuhov tries to hold on but Mason pushes him away.
Obuhov is desperately trying to improve his position but Mason has a good base and remains in mount.
Obuhov sneaks a leg back under and regains half guard and is working straight away to try and get back to guard. He hasn't managed just yet though.#SUB2#
Obuhov looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Obuhov tries to roll over but Mason keeps him under control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!
#R3#
Obuhov misses with a right hand
and Mason counters with a nice body shot.
Obuhov scores with the left hand. Mason knows he should have avoided that one.
Mason misses with a wild body shot.
Obuhov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot. #TD2#
Obuhov drives through with a takedown into Mason's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Mason has momentary wrist control but Obuhov slips an elbow through the middle.
Obuhov postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Obuhov postures up in Mason's guard and throws a big left but Mason blocks it.
Obuhov tries to free his leg and advance position but Mason is retaining full guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Obuhov accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Obuhov in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Obuhov throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Mason works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Obuhov accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand. #T1#
Obuhov postures up and lands a big shot to Mason's brow.
Obuhov lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Obuhov missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Obuhov is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Mason avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Obuhov accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.#SUB2#
Obuhov postures up as if he's going to throw some strikes but drops back for an ankle! Mason is in big trouble! He looks ready to tap! But no, he's escaped and dives on top of Obuhov, into his guard. #REVR#
Obuhov not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Dean Mason has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2##SUB2#
Obuhov looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Mason passes into half guard.
Obuhov tries to roll over but Mason keeps him under control.
The fighters are battling for position here. Obuhov manages to regain full guard. Nice work. #SUB2#
Mason got a little sloppy there for a moment and Obuhov has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Mason has managed to get both his arms back between Obuhov's legs - danger averted.
Obuhov is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Mason pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Obuhov is keeping the position for now. #T3##SUB2#
Obuhov looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening. #SUB2#
Mason has a momentary lapse of concentration, allowing Obuhov to throw up a leg and lock on what appears to be a pretty tight triangle! Mason is fighting it off but it's all too little too late - Obuhov pulls down on the head and he's put Mason to sleep! This one is all over!

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

 

Event: CEC New Year     
Date:   Jan 01, 2020
#R1#
Abel attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Obuhov tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Abel swivels and escapes.
A chopping leg kick lands by Abel.
Aristides Abel seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Abel misses with the combination.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Obuhov! But no joy.
Obuhov misses with a right hand
and Abel connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Abel throws a good cross that connects.
Obuhov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Abel.
Abel slaps away a takedown attempt from Obuhov, before circling back to the center of the mat.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Abel misses with a head kick.
Abel showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Obuhov.
Abel was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Obuhov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Abel. #T1#
Obuhov lands a nice shot to the body.
A jab from Abel finds it's way through Obuhov's defenses.
Abel takes a swing at Obuhov's ribcage but misses.
Abel misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Abel missing with a left hand there. Obuhov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Obuhov fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Obuhov fails with a takedown attempt.
Aristides Abel has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Obuhov.
Obuhov blocks a leg kick.
Abel misses with a series of wild punches.
Obuhov appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Obuhov misses with a body punch
and Abel counters with a good low kick that Obuhov was not able to check.
Abel misses with a body punch
and Obuhov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.#T2#
Abel connects with a good right hand that stumbles Obuhov. Obuhov circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Abel scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Obuhov dives in and grabs Abel's left leg, looking for a takedown. Abel pushes down on Obuhov's head and hops out.
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!
Abel cracks Obuhov with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
An inside leg kick lands from Abel.
Abel throws a head kick but Obuhov moves out of range.
Obuhov has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Abel.
Abel throws a leg kick but Obuhov sees it coming and moves out of range.
Aristides Abel is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
An inside leg kick from Abel misses.
Obuhov lands a jab to the nose.
Obuhov takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Obuhov swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Abel cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Abel misses with a low kick. #T3##TD2#
Obuhov dives in and scores a takedown into Abel's guard.
Obuhov loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Abel wants to stand but Obuhov is controlling the position.
Abel working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Obuhov.
Obuhov throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Obuhov won't allow Abel to get back to his feet.
Obuhov missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Obuhov content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Obuhov postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Obuhov trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Obuhov distracts Abel with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Obuhov is standing up over Abel. Abel looks to escape but Obuhov dives into side control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Obuhov prevents Abel from escaping the position.#T4#
Obuhov cracks Abel with an elbow. That is naaassty.
Abel is trying to get back to his feet.
Obuhov tries to score with some ground and pound. Abel controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage. #ES#
Abel throws his opponent off and manages to get back to his feet! Nicely done!
It looks like Abel has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A head kick by Abel misses
and Obuhov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Abel misses the shot to the body.
Nice shot lands for Abel.
Obuhov looks to land a combination but Abel avoids it well.
Abel is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Obuhov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Obuhov looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Abel is fending him off so far but Obuhov persists. Nope, Abel circles away and we're back to standing.
Obuhov checks the leg kick nicely there.
Abel connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Aristides Abel dominated that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R2#
Abel waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Obuhov.
Jab, jab by Obuhov - just one landing.
Abel with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Abel throws a low kick but it's checked well by Obuhov.
Obuhov moves away from the strike by Abel.
Abel throws a quick inside leg kick.
Abel works the jab nicely.
Abel takes one on the button.
Obuhov takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Abel is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Obuhov.
A chopping leg kick lands by Abel.
Abel throws a head kick but Obuhov moves out of range.
Obuhov slips a straight right by Abel.
Obuhov changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.#T1#
Obuhov lands a jab to the head.
Obuhov stuns Abel with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
A jab from Abel misses.
Obuhov has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
A jab from Obuhov finds it's way through Abel's defenses.
Abel throws a shot from downtown. Obuhov moves away and avoids it.
Nice cross by Obuhov.
Abel on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Abel throws a sloppy body shot
and Obuhov counters with a nice body shot.
Obuhov scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Obuhov looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Abel is fending him off so far but Obuhov persists. Nope, Abel circles away and we're back to standing.
Obuhov tries to score a power double leg takedown but Abel sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Obuhov somewhat.#T2#
Abel connects with a leg kick. Obuhov looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Abel lands a nice leg kick that just misses Obuhov's sensitive parts.
Obuhov missing with a left hand there. Abel was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Abel is looking to score with low kicks.
Good exchange - Abel coming out on top.
Abel moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Obuhov throws out a loose jab but Abel uses good head movement to avoid it.
Obuhov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Obuhov missing with a left hand there. Abel was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Abel thows a leg kick but Obuhov checks it #TD2#
and Obuhov counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
Abel pushes Obuhov off looking to stand but Obuhov dives back in and keeps control. #T3#
Obuhov not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Abel wants to get back to his feet.
Abel blocking the ground and pound attempt from Obuhov.
Ground and pound from Obuhov.
Abel blocking the ground and pound attempt from Obuhov.
Obuhov is nestled in close to Abel, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Obuhov connects with a nice short shot to Abel's temple.
Obuhov not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Abel wants to get back to his feet.
Anton Obuhov has got the better of the ground game so far.#T4#
Nice strikes from Obuhov there.
Obuhov wants to lay and pray for a moment but Abel keeps working.
Obuhov not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Obuhov stops Abel from getting back to his feet.
Obuhov looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Abel wants to get back to his feet.
Abel is trying to control but can't.
Obuhov throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Obuhov not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Obuhov thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Abel's head.
Abel taking some punishment here, with Obuhov in his half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov 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!
#R3#
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Abel, as that shot connected.
Obuhov looks to throw the jab but Abel is out of range.
Obuhov loads up on a big right hand but Abel slips the punch.
Obuhov bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Abel's head backwards.
Obuhov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Obuhov lands a nice hook to Abel's body. Abel takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Obuhov defending well as Abel loads up on a big left hand.
Obuhov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A little feinted left hand from Abel on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Obuhov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Abel lands an overhand right.
Obuhov misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Aristides Abel is winning the standup battle so far.
Abel takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it. #T1#
Abel darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Abel lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Obuhov has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Obuhov and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Obuhov scores with a jab.
A punch combination from Obuhov misses.
Obuhov's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Abel thumps Obuhov with a low kick.
Good shot there by Abel.
Obuhov misses with a looping right.
Abel lands with a kick to the temple. Obuhov shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?" #CUT#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Obuhov slips a jab from Abel.
Abel blocks a jab.
Obuhov takes one on the chin but keeps coming. #T2#
Abel throws a leg kick
and Obuhov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Abel misses with a low kick.
Obuhov throws a right hand that misses
and Abel counters with a leg kick.
Abel misses with a leg kick
and Obuhov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Obuhov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Abel moves away.
Abel throws a nice head kick!
Abel moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Obuhov lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Abel throws a series of punches but Obuhov avoids them all with ease.
Obuhov has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Abel.
Abel throws the left hand but Obuhov avoids the punch easily.
Abel lands a nice leg kick that just misses Obuhov's sensitive parts. #T3#
Obuhov goes for a double leg but Abel avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Abel continues to drive forward.
Abel moves away from the strike by Obuhov.
Obuhov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Obuhov on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Abel. Abel obviously looking to wear him down.
Obuhov takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Abel throws a chopping leg kick but Obuhov manages to avoid taking any serious damage.#TD2#
Obuhov fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Abel sprawls well initially but Obuhov persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
Obuhov thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Abel's head.
Abel is looking to escape.#SUB2#
Obuhov wants to work for an arm triangle but Abel is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Obuhov throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man. #T4##SUB2#
Obuhov is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Abel is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Obuhov scores with a couple of nice shots.
Abel is looking to escape.
Obuhov wants to pass to mount but Abel is defending the position.
Obuhov landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Abel is looking to escape.
Obuhov thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Abel's head.
Obuhov moves nicely into side control.
Obuhov trying to control the action but Abel is working from the bottom.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Aristides Abel.
I think Abel 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 Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 29:29
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 29:28
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Aristides Abel!

Aristides Abel decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.

 

Event: CEC 685     
Date:   Nov 24, 2019
#R1#
Runnisto thows a left - swing and a miss!
Runnisto swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Obuhov counters with a two punch combo. #CL#
Obuhov rushes Runnisto and presses him up against the cage.
Runnisto blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Obuhov landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Obuhov wants a takedown but no success here.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Obuhov.
Runnisto misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Obuhov missing with knees to the body.
Runnisto working aggressively here.
Obuhov lands a knee to the head.
Runnisto misses with a short punch on the inside. #BC2#
Runnisto's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Runnisto throws a leg kick that is checked#TD#
and Obuhov counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Obuhov thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Runnisto preventing any damage for now, controlling his opponent's head.
Obuhov is thwarting Runnisto's attempts to control the position.#T1#
Runnisto is trying to stand up here but Obuhov is controlling him well.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Obuhov connects with a nice short shot to Runnisto's temple.
Nice strikes from Obuhov there.
Obuhov thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Runnisto trying to control but Obuhov postures up.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Obuhov sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Runnisto defending well though.
Runnisto is trying is best to control the position here.
Obuhov trying to pass the guard but Runnisto defending well. #T2#
Obuhov throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Obuhov wants to control but Runnisto is keeping him busy.
Runnisto keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Runnisto is looking to control Obuhov's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Runnisto avoid being mounted?
Obuhov wants to lay and pray for a moment but Runnisto keeps working.
Obuhov missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Obuhov connects with a nice short shot to Runnisto's temple.
Obuhov thows a huge punch but Runnisto dodges it nicely.
Runnisto keeping hold of Obuhov's head, controlling as best he can. #T3##SUB#
Obuhov seems to be working for a kimura but Runnisto defends the submission attempt.#SUB#
Obuhov seems to be working for a kimura but Runnisto defends the submission attempt.
Runnisto is looking to get back to full guard here but Obuhov has managed to pass to side control instead.
Obuhov looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Runnisto is avoiding damage well.
Obuhov in side control, throwing shots but Runnisto defends.
Runnisto struggling a bit here.#T4#
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Obuhov scoring with punches and elbows.
Obuhov working the ground and pound but Runnisto is defending the strikes.
Obuhov creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Runnisto sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
Runnisto is trying to control Obuhov's posture but Obuhov avoids it.
Runnisto is trying to get back to half guard.
Obuhov trying to control the position but Runnisto is working away.
Obuhov in side control lands a nice looking series of punches and elbows.
Obuhov working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
Sloppy strikes there by Obuhov.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov dominated that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.
#R2#
Runnisto swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Obuhov looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Runnisto misses with a body shot
letting Obuhov counter with a right hand.
Runnisto stuffs the takedown.
Runnisto takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Obuhov thows a left - swing and a miss! #CL#
Obuhov has managed to clinch.
Runnisto can't find room to land a body shot as Obuhov controls the action.
Runnisto looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Runnisto pushes Obuhov back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Obuhov wants a takedown but no success here.
Still in the clinch, Runnisto scores with a nice short uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Obuhov throws an elbow that misses.
Obuhov tries to land a knee to the head but Runnisto blocks with his arms.
Obuhov is trying to drag Runnisto to the mat but Runnisto just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Anton Obuhov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Obuhov wants to take the fight to the mat but Runnisto manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.#T1#
Runnisto lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Obuhov is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Runnisto can do to turn this around?
Obuhov wants a takedown but no success here.
Runnisto is working Obuhov over against the cage.
Obuhov tries to land a knee to the head but Runnisto blocks with his arms. #BC2#
Runnisto breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Runnisto throws a hook but Obuhov avoids it easily.
Runnisto uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Runnisto bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.#CUT2#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Obuhov takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Obuhov tries for a takedown but Runnisto sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Runnisto pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Obuhov drops down looking for a counter takedown but Runnisto sprawls and moves away.
Iikka Runnisto is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Obuhov comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Runnisto throws out a loose jab but Obuhov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Obuhov was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Obuhov checks the leg kick.
Runnisto dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Runnisto misses with a looping right.#T2#
Runnisto smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.#CL#
Obuhov clinches up with Runnisto and pushes him back against the cage.
A right hook to the body lands for Runnisto.
Obuhov is trying to drag Runnisto to the mat but Runnisto just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
Obuhov wants a takedown but no success here.
Obuhov looking for a takedown.
Runnisto cracks Obuhov with a nice body shot.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
A right hand to the body from Runnisto.
A nice right hand lands inside from Runnisto.
Runnisto softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.#BC2#
Runnisto manages to break the clinch.
Nice shot by Runnisto.#ROC2#
Obuhov is rocked!
Runnisto walks forward and throws a big overhand right! Obuhov drops to the floor like a sack of potatoes! Runnisto swarms on him with more punches until the referee wrestles him away from Obuhov's unconscious body! Wow, that was brutal!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:58 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Iikka Runnisto!

 

Event: CEC Halloween     
Date:   Oct 31, 2019
#R1#
Wolff ducks under a wild hook from Obuhov.
Obuhov looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Wolff is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Wolff lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.#CUT2#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Nice straight punches there by Obuhov. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Obuhov.
Wolff takes a swing at Obuhov's ribcage but misses.
Obuhov throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Wolff swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Wolff lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Wolff throws a body kick, spinning off balance#TD#
so Obuhov counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Obuhov throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Wolff works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Obuhov stays in close to Wolff's body and controls the position.
Obuhov trying to control but Wolff is working from the bottom.
Wolff is pulling down on Obuhov's head. It's preventing any offense from Obuhov, at least for the moment.#T1#
Obuhov trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Obuhov working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Obuhov lands a couple of elbows.
Wolff preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Obuhov throwing strikes from guard but Wolff blocks nicely.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Obuhov missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Obuhov throws a big elbow that misses.
Wolff utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Wolff has Obuhov pulled in close to control his posture. #T2#
Obuhov stopping the sweep attempt from Wolff.
Obuhov tries to free his leg and advance position but Wolff is retaining full guard.
Obuhov trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Obuhov passes Wolff's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Obuhov is looking to take a break and control but Wolff is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Obuhov takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Obuhov is looking to take a break and control but Wolff is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Obuhov missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Obuhov not landing any meaningful shots this time. #T3##SUB#
Obuhov is looking for submissions but instead, Wolff has regained full guard.
Obuhov wants to control from the top but Wolff keeps moving.
Obuhov throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Wolff works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Wolff is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Obuhov throwing strikes but missing.
Obuhov working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Wolff's head.
Obuhov postures up and lands a big shot to Wolff's brow.
Obuhov postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect. #T4#
Wolff looking to hit a scissor sweep but Obuhov is one step ahead there.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Obuhov passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Wolff stuck in half guard on the bottom here.#SUB#
Obuhov goes for an armbar! This could be all over! Wait, no, Wolff rolls with the submission and now he's on top in Obuhov's guard! Nice work there by Wolff!
Obuhov looking for a sweep. Not yet Obuhov, not yet.
Wolff must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Wolff trying to control the position from guard on top but Obuhov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Wolff not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.
#R2#
Wolff scores with a hook to the body. Obuhov takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Wolff misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Obuhov.
Obuhov swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Obuhov lands a really nice looking cross but Wolff seems unphased.
Obuhov misses with a takedown attempt
and Wolff finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Wolff.
Wolff takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wolff uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Obuhov.
Wolff steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Obuhov is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Wolff can do to turn this around?#TD#
Obuhov feints and as Wolff raises his hands in defense, Obuhov changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.
Wolff keeping moving, preventing Obuhov from controlling successfully.
Wolff avoiding any damage from the ground and pound. #T1#
Obuhov working some strikes from top position.
Wolff preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Obuhov throws a big elbow that misses.
Wolff looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Wolff holds on and takes a little breather.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Obuhov accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Obuhov 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.
Obuhov wants to control from the top but Wolff keeps moving.
Wolff is trying to control the position but Obuhov postures up.
Obuhov trying to control but Wolff is working from the bottom. #T2#
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Obuhov throwing strikes from guard but Wolff blocks nicely.
Wolff preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Wolff looking for a sweep. Not yet Wolff, not yet. #REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Wolff throws a wild body kick that Obuhov sees coming a mile off.
Wolff uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Obuhov.
Obuhov has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Obuhov there as he acknowledges the shot.
Wolff throws a quick inside leg kick.
Wolff cracks the inside of Obuhov's front leg.
Wolff misses with a hook
and Obuhov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.#T3#
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Wolff.
Obuhov misses with an uppercut. #CL#
Obuhov moves into the clinch.#BC2#
Wolff's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
A swing and a miss from Wolff.
A quick step to the side and Obuhov tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Sloppy strikes from Obuhov. Those never looked like landing.
A swing and a miss from Obuhov.
Obuhov tries to clinch up but Wolff circles away and keeps his distance.
Wolff tries to land a leg kick but Obuhov saw it coming and moves away.
Obuhov uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.#T4#
Obuhov fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Wolff on the side of the head.
Bartholomäus Wolff is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Obuhov takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Wolff throws a body punch but Obuhov moves out of range.
Obuhov shoots for a takedown but Wolff saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Obuhov listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Obuhov is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Obuhov throws a hook but Wolff avoids it easily.
Wolff lands a front kick.
Wolff connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Obuhov momentarily.
Wolff throws a leg kick
and Obuhov counters with a nice body shot.
Wolff looks for the body kick but Obuhov saw that one coming.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Anton Obuhov will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get 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.
#R3#
Obuhov looks to throw the jab but Wolff is out of range.
Obuhov moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromWolff.
Bartholomäus Wolff has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Wolff scores with a shot to the body.
Obuhov scores with a nice right hand.
Wolff has tried to improve his agility in the runup to this fight.
Wolff misses with an attempted mid kick.
Wolff chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Wolff misses with a kick to the body.
Wolff throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Obuhov sees it coming and avoids it easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wolff connects with a solid leg kick.
Wolff looks to land a left hand but Obuhov moved out of range nicely.
Obuhov scores with a crisp jab that stopped Wolff in his tracks. #T1##TD#
Obuhov looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
Obuhov lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Wolff has his hands clasped together around Obuhov's back. He's all about the action.
Obuhov lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Obuhov throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Obuhov missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Obuhov prevents Wolff from improving his position.
Wolff keeps control of the position for the meantime. #T2#
Obuhov not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Obuhov with the ground and pound but Wolff uses the opportunity to regain guard.
Wolff has Obuhov pulled in close to control his posture.
Obuhov missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Obuhov might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Obuhov lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Obuhov is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound. #SUB#
Obuhov drops back for a leg but he's not going to get it - he lets go and Wolff dives on top into guard.#REVB#
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Obuhov is on top in guard. #REVR##T3#
Obuhov passes Wolff's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Wolff is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Obuhov's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Obuhov's back!
Wolff is controlling his opponent, waiting for an opportunity to finish.
Wolff keeps control of the position as Obuhov tries to break free.
Wolff not allowing Obuhov to control his hands.
Wolff has the hooks in. Obuhov is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted. #T4#
Obuhov trying to control the action but Wolff just sinks the hooks in. #SUB2#
Wolff working for a choke but Obuhov is defending well.
Anton Obuhov is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Wolff doesn't have the hooks in and Obuhov manages to turn into his guard.
Wolff has momentary wrist control but Obuhov slips an elbow through the middle.
Obuhov distracts Wolff with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.#SUB2#
Wolff throws his legs up looking for a submission but Obuhov uses it to pass to side control.

And that's the end of the fight!
Anton Obuhov showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Obuhov, winning every round. Will the judges agree? They are the ones who matter, even if they are often depressingly incompetent. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 29:28
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 30:28
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Anton Obuhov!

In his post fight interview, Anton Obuhov started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.

 

Event: CEC 679     
Date:   Oct 13, 2019
#R1#
Dall circles away from the clinch attempt.
Dall looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Obuhov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Dall pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Obuhov looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Obuhov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Dall sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Dall cracks the inside of Obuhov's front leg.
Dall connects with a solid leg kick.
Dall lands the left hand.
Obuhov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Dall tried to counter with a leg kick but Obuhov avoided it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dall throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Obuhov misses the body punch
and Dall counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Obuhov staying out of range there.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Obuhov has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.#T1#
Dall misses with a looping left.
Dall sets himself, and Obuhov steps forward looking for the clinch! Dall avoids it this time.
Obuhov is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Obuhov blocks a leg kick.
Obuhov now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Obuhov works the jab nicely.
Obuhov scores with a shot to the body.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Obuhov, as that shot connected.
Obuhov on the wrong end of a nice jab.#CUT#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Obuhov takes one to the chin there.
Dall ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Obuhov moves away.
Obuhov let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Dall closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Dall misses the jab.
Obuhov looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.#T2#
Dall looks to score with a jab to the body but Obuhov is just out of range.
Obuhov tries to counter with a clinch but Dall shakes him off and moves away.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Obuhov is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Obuhov stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Dall.
Dall throws a leg kick that misses.
Obuhov is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Dall takes a swing at Obuhov's ribcage but misses.
Dall throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Obuhov tries to counter with a clinch but Dall shakes him off and moves away.
Obuhov tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Dall manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Obuhov wants to clinch up but Dall keeps it at a distance.#T3#
Obuhov doesn't manage to clinch there - Dall circles away.
Dall sizes up Obuhov with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Dall steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Obuhov.#TD#
Dall closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Obuhov to the mat! Obuhov manages to get full guard.
Dall trying to control the position from guard on top but Obuhov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #SUB2#
Obuhov throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Dall wants to control from the top but Obuhov keeps moving.
Obuhov keeping full guard, as Dall tries to pass. #SUB#
Dall thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Dall tries to free his leg and advance position but Obuhov is retaining full guard. #T4##SUB2#
Obuhov is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Dall is aware though and is defending well.#SUB#
Dall thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Obuhov keeping moving, preventing Dall from controlling successfully. #SUB2#
Obuhov looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Dall wants to pass the guard but Obuhov is keeping the position.
Obuhov bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Dall's guard. #REVB##SUB#
Dall is active off his back here, looking for submissions. #SUB#
Dall working for submissions but it's allowed Obuhov to get to half guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Obuhov lands a nice short elbow.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hyryx Dall dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!
#R2#
Dall drops his hands momentarily and Obuhov takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Dall fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Obuhov manages to avoid it.
Obuhov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Dall.
Obuhov lands an overhand right.
Dall is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Obuhov.
Dall steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Obuhov.
Dall tries to score a power double leg takedown but Obuhov sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Dall somewhat.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dall throws a body shot but no joy.
Dall sets himself, and Obuhov steps forward looking for the clinch! Dall avoids it this time.
Obuhov cracks Dall with a right hand to the side of the head.
Hyryx Dall is winning the standup battle so far.#T1##CL2#
Obuhov closes the distance and pushes Dall back into the cage.
Obuhov trying to land knees to the body.
Obuhov with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Obuhov lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Dall is trying to pull guard but Obuhov turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Obuhov scores a nice knee to the body.
Dall tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Obuhov's elbow.
Dall blocks a couple of punches on the inside. #BC#
Dall manages to break the clinch.
Obuhov drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Obuhov throws a hook but Dall avoids it easily.
A looping hook to the body misses from Obuhov. Dall does a little dance to reset his feet.
A little feinted left hand from Dall on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
A jab from Dall finds it's way through Obuhov's defenses. #TD#
Dall shoots in and bounces Obuhov off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.#ROC#
Obuhov is rocked!#T2#
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!
Dall forces his way into half guard.
Obuhov wants to get back to full guard.
Dall wants to pass to mount but Obuhov is defending the position.
Dall performing his best blanket impression for a moment. #SUB2#
Obuhov actively working from the bottom here.
Dall wants to take a breather but Obuhov is having none of it.
Dall not doing much here.
Obuhov is trying to maintain the position but Dall is very close to passing his half guard.
Hyryx Dall overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.#T3#
Dall seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense. #SUB#
Dall is trying to work for a kimura but Obuhov is defending well.
Obuhov is not content to let Dall control the position.#SUB#
Dall is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Obuhov trying to hold on to Dall's head to control him but Dall postures up.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Obuhov is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
The fighters are battling for position here. Obuhov manages to regain full guard. Nice work. #T4#
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Obuhov tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Dall works a leg free and moves into half guard. #SUB2#
Obuhov looking for submissions off his back.#SUB#
Dall wants to work for an arm triangle but Obuhov is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Dall works his way into full mount! #SUB#
Dall is thinking about an arm triangle here, looking to tighten it up before moving to side control. Obuhov can see it coming though and defends well with a couple of strikes to the head and some good arm positioning.
Obuhov is looking to get to half guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.#SUB#
Dall jumps to the side looking to secure the arm triangle…. Ooooh, that looks tight… Obuhov is gargling but he's managed to escape! Nice work there by Obuhov and Dall has given up the dominant position trying to land that submission.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Hyryx Dall will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!
#R3#
Obuhov blocks a low kick nicely.
Obuhov doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Obuhov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Obuhov misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Obuhov throws a nice looking combination but Dall bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Obuhov tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Dall manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Dall misses with a right hand
and Obuhov counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Nice straight punches there by Obuhov. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Obuhov.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dall swats away the attempt to clinch by Obuhov.
Dall lands a glancing blow to the side of Obuhov's head.#T1#
Obuhov avoids the body shot from Dall.
Obuhov looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Dall throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Obuhov takes one on the chin but seems OK. #CL2#
Obuhov clinches with his opponent.
Obuhov has Dall pressed against the cage, preventing Dall from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Obuhov scores a nice knee to the body.
Dall can't get the takedown.
Obuhov is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Obuhov avoiding damage.
Obuhov with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Dall changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Obuhov fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Obuhov tries to close the distance and clinch but Dall swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Dall throwing a counter right hand but Obuhov manages to avoid it.#T2#
Obuhov tries to clinch there but Dall circles away.
Dall is looking to counter punch.
Obuhov displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Dall.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hyryx Dall. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Dall tried to score with a low kick but Obuhov checks it.
Despite the aggression on Obuhov's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Obuhov on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Dall. Dall obviously looking to wear him down.
The fighters circling - Obuhov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Dall throws a chopping leg kick but Obuhov manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Obuhov scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Dall takes a swing at Obuhov's ribcage but misses. #T3#
Dall tried to score with a low kick but Obuhov checks it.
A jab from Obuhov does it's job there.
Dall on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Obuhov throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Obuhov lands a body shot.
Anton Obuhov has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Hyryx Dall is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Obuhov misses with an uppercut. Dall saw that one coming.
Dall throws a leg kick
and Obuhov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Dall pivots, looking for a leg kick but Obuhov is out of range and Dall settles back down.
Obuhov darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Dall looks to score with a jab to the body but Obuhov is just out of range.#T4##CL2#
Obuhov has managed to clinch. #TD#
Obuhov is fighting off a takedown attempt but Dall is just too persistent for him and manages to trip Obuhov to the mat. Obuhov regains guard as soon as the fighters hit the mat.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Dall preventing the sweep.
Dall looking to control the position here, rather than advance. #SUB2#
Obuhov looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar. #SUB2#
Obuhov looking for a guillotine here but Dall defends easily.
Dall is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Dall stopping the sweep attempt from Obuhov.

And that's the end of the fight!
Anton Obuhov comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Dall 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 Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 29:28
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 29:28
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Hyryx Dall!

Hyryx Dall decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.

 

Event: Syn 649 Jones vs Maracon III     
Date:   Sep 21, 2019
#R1#
Knox swats away the attempt to clinch by Obuhov.
A looping hook to the body misses from Knox. Obuhov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Knox misses with a body shot #TD2#
so Obuhov counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Obuhov throwing strikes but missing.
Knox keeping moving, preventing Obuhov from controlling successfully.
Obuhov trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Knox is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Knox preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage. #T1#
Obuhov in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Obuhov wants to control from the top but Knox keeps moving. #SUB2#
Obuhov drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Obuhov jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Knox wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Obuhov wants to control from the top but Knox keeps moving. #REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Obuhov has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Some wild striking there from Obuhov. #T2#
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.
Jab from Obuhov.
Knox catches Obuhov with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!#CUT#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Knox comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Obuhov tries to close the distance and clinch up but Knox swats him away and circles back towards the center.
It looked like Knox was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Obuhov.
Knox scores with a hook to the body. Obuhov takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
A looping hook to the body misses from Knox. Obuhov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Knox comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Obuhov misses with a wild combination.
Knox throws a jab but it's blocked by Obuhov.
Knox is looking to wear down Obuhov with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.#T3#
Knox throws a lazy right hand but Obuhov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Obuhov cracks Knox with an open hand slap.
Obuhov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Knox staying out of range there.
It looked like Knox was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Obuhov.
Knox seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Obuhov on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Obuhov misses with a looping left.
Obuhov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Obuhov shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Knox counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Obuhov thinking.
Obuhov connects with the punch.#T4#
Knox misses with a shot to the body
and Obuhov counters with a nice uppercut.
Knox misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Obuhov.
A little jabbing left from Obuhov on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Knox takes a swing at Obuhov's ribcage but misses.
Obuhov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Knox throwing a counter right hand but Obuhov manages to avoid it.
Knox works Obuhov's body with a nice hook.
Obuhov thuds a left hand into Knox's body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A looping hook to the body misses from Knox. Obuhov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Obuhov lands with an uppercut that bounces Knox off the cage and back into range.
Obuhov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Obuhov lands with an uppercut that bounces Knox off the cage and back into range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Anton Obuhov will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!
#R2#
Knox throws a body shot but no joy.
Obuhov lands a nice looking body shot. #TD2#
Obuhov looking for a takedown here - he's got it.
Knox preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Obuhov postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Knox preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Obuhov postures up.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Obuhov throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Knox works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Obuhov working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Obuhov wants to control from the top but Knox keeps moving.
Obuhov throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Knox works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Obuhov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.#T1#
Obuhov throws a big right hand that misses.
Obuhov postures up in Knox's guard and throws a big left but Knox blocks it.
Obuhov with a flurry of punches that miss.
Obuhov trying to control the position from guard on top but Knox is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Knox takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Knox ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Obuhov moves away.
Obuhov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Obuhov feints the counter takedown.
A big right from Obuhov misses.
An attempted straight right counter from Knox misses the target.#T2#
Obuhov moves away from the strike by Knox.
Obuhov scores with a jab to the jaw.
A punch combination from Obuhov misses.
Knox on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Obuhov cracks Knox with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Obuhov slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Knox. Obuhov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Obuhov bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
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!
Knox misses with a body shot.
Archibald Knox is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Obuhov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Knox was well out of range. Poor timing from Obuhov.#T3#
Obuhov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Knox manages to avoid it.
Knox slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Obuhov slips under a jab from Knox.
Knox swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Knox looks to land a right hand but Obuhov moved out of range.
Obuhov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Knox uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Obuhov.
Knox just misses with a punch to the body.
Obuhov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Knox.
Obuhov looks like he wants to counter punch here.#TD2#
Obuhov shoots in and bounces Knox off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.#T4#
Knox trying to control the position.
Knox seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Obuhov is looking to work some ground and pound but Knox has wrist control.
Obuhov is looking to work some ground and pound but Knox has wrist control.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Knox keeping moving, preventing Obuhov from controlling successfully.
Obuhov has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Obuhov throwing strikes but missing.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!
#R3#
Knox connects with a good right hand that stumbles Obuhov. Obuhov circles away out of range and recomposes himself.#KD#
Knox cracks Obuhov with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Knox has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Obuhov to stand back up!#ROC#
Obuhov is rocked!
Knox takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Obuhov is still on wobbly legs! Can Knox finish him?
Obuhov throws an overhand right that lands on Knox's shoulder, as Knox tries to avoid the shot.
Obuhov seems to have recovered his senses.
A big left from Knox misses.
Obuhov fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
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!
Knox scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Obuhov on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Knox connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe. #CUT#
That has opened up Anton Obuhov's cut even more.#T1#
Knox digs a good body shot into Obuhov's ribs.
Knox misses the jab.
Obuhov tries to clinch there but Knox circles away.
Knox looks to land a left hand but Obuhov moved out of range nicely.
Obuhov moves out of range of the strikes.
Obuhov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A left lands for Obuhov.
Knox misses the shot to the body.
Obuhov is looking for the big counter here.
Knox misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Obuhov.
Knox misses the jab.
Archibald Knox has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Knox throws a predictable looking body shot
and Obuhov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Knox misses with a wild body shot.
Obuhov scores with a nice strike.
Archibald Knox is winning the standup battle so far.
Knox scores with a nice head shot.
Obuhov staying out of range there.
Knox ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Obuhov moves away.
Knox throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
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!
Obuhov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Obuhov slips under a jab.#T3#
Knox misses the jab.
Knox lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Obuhov at a distance.
Knox bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Knox ducks right into an uppercut from Obuhov.
A jab from Obuhov finds it's way through Knox's defenses.
Knox jabs Obuhov right on the nose. Obuhov blinks but takes it well.
A jab from Knox misses.
Obuhov cracks Knox with a right hand to the side of the head.
Knox misses with a straight right. #KD#
Knox cracks Obuhov with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Knox has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Obuhov to stand back up!#T4#
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Obuhov moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Knox throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Obuhov counters with a stiff right hand.
Obuhov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Knox throws out the jab.
Anton Obuhov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Obuhov lands a right hook to the body.
Knox takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Obuhov tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Knox paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Nice uppercut there from Obuhov.
Knox misses with a left hand
and Obuhov counters with a straight right hand.
Knox throws a body punch but Obuhov moves out of range.

And that's the end of the fight!
Archibald Knox showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Obuhov 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 Paul Tew scores the fight 28:29
Judge James Glass scores the fight 28:29
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Anton Obuhov!

After the fight, Anton Obuhov 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.

 

Event: Syn 646: End of Summer Special     
Date:   Aug 31, 2019
#R1#
A decent looking cross lands there for Obuhov.
Obuhov scores with a nice strike.
Fujiwara looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Fujiwara digs a good body shot into Obuhov's ribs.
Fujiwara needs to keep his hands up - Obuhov had a free shot at his head there.
Obuhov lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Fujiwara backs up against the cage.
Obuhov scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Obuhov tries a low kick but Fujiwara avoids it.
Obuhov shoots for a double leg takedown but Fujiwara sprawls well. He's pushed Obuhov's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Obuhov scores with a decent looking hook.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Fujiwara throws a lazy right hand but Obuhov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Fujiwara jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Obuhov defending well as Fujiwara loads up on a big left hand.
Fujiwara throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Obuhov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Fujiwara sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Fujiwara throwing a counter right hand but Obuhov manages to avoid it.
Obuhov with a nice cross.
Fujiwara takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Obuhov throws a jab but it's blocked by Fujiwara.
Fujiwara was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Obuhov fails with an attempt to clinch. #T1#
Fujiwara throws a looping overhand right but Obuhov ducks down to avoid it.
Obuhov scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Sloppy strikes from Fujiwara. Those never looked like landing.
Obuhov throws a series of punches but Fujiwara moves out of range.
Obuhov scores with a decent looking hook.
Fujiwara throws out a loose jab but Obuhov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Obuhov shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Obuhov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Obuhov throws a hook but Fujiwara avoids it easily.
Obuhov ducks under a wild hook from Fujiwara.
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Fujiwara ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Fujiwara tests Obuhov's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Yoshi Fujiwara is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Obuhov throws a looping overhand right but Fujiwara ducks down to avoid it.
Obuhov walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Obuhov scores with a jab.
Fujiwara blocks a jab.#T2#
Obuhov throws a hook to the side of Fujiwara's head but Fujiwara sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
An attempted straight right counter from Fujiwara misses the target.
Obuhov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Fujiwara takes one on the button.
No joy there for Obuhov, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Fujiwara misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too. #TD2#
Obuhov drives through with a takedown into guard.
Fujiwara has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Fujiwara preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Fujiwara is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Obuhov stops Fujiwara from standing up.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#T3#
Fujiwara trying to control the position here.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Obuhov accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Fujiwara is trying to control the position but Obuhov postures up.
We may be looking at a referee standup if the pace doesn't pick up soon.
Obuhov is looking to work some ground and pound but Fujiwara has wrist control.
Obuhov trying to control but Fujiwara is working from the bottom.
Fujiwara avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Fujiwara utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Obuhov working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Obuhov works over Fujiwara with some ground and pound from guard.
Obuhov throwing strikes from guard but Fujiwara blocks nicely.
Fujiwara looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it. #T4#
Fujiwara avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Fujiwara seems keen to control Obuhov's posture.
Obuhov postures up in Fujiwara's guard and throws a big left but Fujiwara blocks it.
Fujiwara avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Fujiwara is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage. #REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Fujiwara keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Obuhov.
Obuhov is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Fujiwara had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Obuhov misses with a straight right.
Fujiwara is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Fujiwara slips a jab and a cross from Obuhov.
Fujiwara throws a shot from downtown. Obuhov moves away and avoids it.
Fujiwara circles away from the clinch attempt.
Obuhov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Jab, jab by Obuhov - just one landing.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov dominated that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!
#R2#
Obuhov misses with a looping left.
Obuhov shoots in and drives through. Fujiwara sprawls well.
Fujiwara is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Obuhov misses with a jab, cross combination.
Obuhov throws a poor cross that misses
and Fujiwara counters with a stiff right hand. #CUT#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Fujiwara ducks under a wild hook from Obuhov.
Anton Obuhov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Fujiwara throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Obuhov sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Fujiwara closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Anton Obuhov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Obuhov works the jab nicely.
Nice defenses there by Fujiwara.
Fujiwara takes one to the side of the head.
Fujiwara misses with a hook to the body
and Obuhov counters with a stiff right hand.
Obuhov cracks Fujiwara with a good jab.
Obuhov swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Fujiwara slips a jab from Obuhov.
Fujiwara scores with the left hand. Obuhov knows he should have avoided that one.
Obuhov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Fujiwara lands with a shot to the body. #T1#
Obuhov throws a poor cross that misses
and Fujiwara counters with a straight right hand.
Obuhov lands with a nice body punch.
Fujiwara avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Obuhov tests Fujiwara's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Obuhov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Obuhov cracks Fujiwara with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Obuhov lands with a shot to the body.
Donk. Obuhov catches Fujiwara right on the button with a cross.
Fujiwara throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Obuhov throws a series of punches but Fujiwara avoids them all with ease.
Fujiwara was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Fujiwara misses with a few strikes there.
Fujiwara throws a hook but Obuhov avoids it easily.
Fujiwara fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
The fighters circling - Fujiwara throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Obuhov looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Fujiwara throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect. #T2#
A punch combination from Obuhov misses.
Fujiwara swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Obuhov's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Fujiwara connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Obuhov scrambles back to his feet.
Obuhov misses with a low kick.
Obuhov misses with a looping right.
Fujiwara has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
A swing and a miss from Obuhov.
Fujiwara throwing a counter right hand but Obuhov manages to avoid it.
Obuhov ducks under a wild hook from Fujiwara.
The fight stays on the outside here - Obuhov looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Fujiwara throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Fujiwara steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Obuhov.
A jab from Obuhov finds it's way through Fujiwara's defenses.
Fujiwara swats away the attempt to clinch by Obuhov.
Fujiwara swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Obuhov misses with a left hand
and Obuhov takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Obuhov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Fujiwara manages to avoid it.
Fujiwara throwing a counter right hand but Obuhov manages to avoid it.
Jab from Obuhov.#T3#
Fujiwara uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Obuhov.
Obuhov jabs at Fujiwara's body.
Obuhov throws out a powerful jab.
Fujiwara walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Obuhov throws a predictable looking body shot
and Fujiwara counters with a right hand to the body. #CL2#
Obuhov drives through and clinches with Fujiwara against the cage. #BC#
Fujiwara breaks from the clinch. #TD2#
Obuhov shoots in and bounces Fujiwara off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.
Obuhov throws a big right hand that misses.
Fujiwara pulls Obuhov in to control the position.
Obuhov throwing strikes but missing. #T4##SUB#
Fujiwara looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Obuhov throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Fujiwara works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Fujiwara is pulling down on Obuhov's head to control his posture.
Obuhov trying to control but Fujiwara is working from the bottom.
Fujiwara is trying to control the position but Obuhov postures up.
Fujiwara is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Obuhov is controlling him.
Obuhov looking to pass the guard.
Fujiwara looking to control. #REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!
#R3#
Fujiwara throws a jab when Obuhov was well out of range.
Obuhov bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Fujiwara's head.
Obuhov has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Obuhov tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Fujiwara manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Obuhov throws a big shot that misses.
Obuhov misses with an uppercut. Fujiwara saw that one coming.
Fujiwara was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Fujiwara jabs Obuhov right on the nose. Obuhov blinks but takes it well.
Obuhov missing with a left hand there. Fujiwara was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Fujiwara is looking to counter punch.
Obuhov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Fujiwara.
Obuhov getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Fujiwara tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Obuhov was well out of range. Poor timing from Fujiwara.
Nice uppercut lands for Obuhov. That snapped Fujiwara's head back.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#TD2#
Obuhov gets a takedown into half guard.
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!
Fujiwara avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Obuhov.
Obuhov is trying to control the action in half guard but Fujiwara is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard. #T1#
Obuhov is thwarting Fujiwara's attempts to control the position.
Fujiwara regains full guard. Nicely done.
Obuhov scoring with punches to the head and body.
Fujiwara has his hands on Obuhov's head, controlling the position.
Obuhov is looking to work some ground and pound but Fujiwara has wrist control.
Fujiwara controls Obuhov momentarily but Obuhov frees himself.
Obuhov trying to control but Fujiwara is working from the bottom. #T2#
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Fujiwara wants to control but Obuhov passes easily into half guard.
Obuhov working the head and body with strikes.
Fujiwara is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Obuhov's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Obuhov's back!
So, who will make the next big move? In this position it could be crucial.
Obuhov trying to survive by controlling the hands.
A lull in the action here.
Yoshi Fujiwara has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T3#
Obuhov wants to escape the position.
Obuhov trying to control the position but Fujiwara manages to sink in the hooks.
Fujiwara controlling well, preventing Obuhov from escaping the position.
Fujiwara is trying to stick to Obuhov's back but Obuhov is turning into Fujiwara. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Fujiwara's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Obuhov.
Fujiwara trying to control the position here.
Fujiwara continues to stall.
Fujiwara's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.
Obuhov postures up in Fujiwara's guard and throws a big left but Fujiwara blocks it.
Fujiwara wants to stand up but Obuhov is controlling him. #T4#
Fujiwara is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Fujiwara holds on and takes a little breather.
Anton Obuhov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Fujiwara wants to stand but Obuhov is controlling the position.
Fujiwara wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.
Obuhov postures up in Fujiwara's guard and throws a big left but Fujiwara blocks it.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Obuhov wants to control from the top but Fujiwara keeps moving. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Obuhov takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Anton Obuhov.
Well Obuhov has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. 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 Chris Edwards scores the fight 27:30
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 27:30
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Anton Obuhov!

Anton Obuhov bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.

 

Event: Syn 643     
Date:   Aug 10, 2019
#R1#
Wesson misses the shot to the body.
Wesson checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Wesson chopping away at his opponent's legs. #CL2#
Obuhov pushes Wesson up against the cage in a clinch.
Still in the clinch, Obuhov scores with a nice short uppercut.
Wesson fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Obuhov tries to pull guard but Wesson forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Wesson lands with a short shot to the head.
Wesson looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Wesson prevents a takedown attempt there.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Obuhov.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A short uppercut from Wesson.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Good body shot from Wesson. #TD2#
Obuhov has picked Wesson up - he's going for a ride! Obuhov dumps his opponent to the mat with a thud and settles into half guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Obuhov prevents Wesson from improving his position.#T1#
Obuhov slips a nice elbow through Wesson's hands, connecting with Wesson's forehead.
Wesson regains full guard, whilst avoiding punches from Obuhov.
Obuhov works over Wesson with some ground and pound from guard.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Obuhov's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Obuhov postures up.
Obuhov stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Wesson swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Wesson is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Wesson keeping full guard, as Obuhov tries to pass.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Wesson is on top in guard. #REVR##T2#
Wesson looking to pass the guard.
Wesson trying to control but Obuhov is working from the bottom.
Wesson controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Wesson wants to control from the top but Obuhov keeps moving.
Wesson wants to pass the guard but Obuhov is keeping the position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Obuhov is trying to control the position but Wesson postures up. #T3##SUB2#
Obuhov is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Wesson defends well.
Obuhov is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control. #SUB2#
Obuhov looking for a guillotine here but Wesson defends easily.
Wesson trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Our spies down at at St Petersburg MMA Gym inform us that Obuhov has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?#SUB2#
Obuhov throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Obuhov working a defensive guard here. #T4#
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Wesson wants to control from the top but Obuhov keeps moving. #REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Wesson motions for Obuhov to come forward. Wesson throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Dean Wesson is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Wesson throws a hook to the side of Obuhov's head but Obuhov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Obuhov! But no joy.
Wesson looks to throw the jab but Obuhov is out of range.
Obuhov with the counter takedown but Wesson avoids it easily.
Wesson throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Wesson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Obuhov manages to avoid it.
Obuhov looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Wesson misses with a right hand #TD2#
and Obuhov decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Wesson's guard.
Wesson is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move. #REVR#
Wesson is thwarting Obuhov's attempts to control the position.#SUB2#
Obuhov looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
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 Dean Wesson will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R2#
Wesson throws a chopping leg kick but Obuhov manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Wesson avoids a punch combination nicely.
Wesson scores with a nice head shot.#CL#
Wesson moves into range and clinches up with Obuhov.
Wesson lands a shot to the body.
Obuhov looking for a takedown.
Obuhov throws a knee to the head but misses.
Obuhov misses with a short punch on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Obuhov drops down looking for an ankle pick but Wesson pulls his leg out and moves away.
Wesson fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Wesson moves out of range of the strikes.#T1#
Decent striking displayed by Wesson there.
Wesson fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Obuhov has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Wesson loads up on a big right hand but Obuhov slips the punch.
Obuhov is looking for the big counter here.
Wesson sizes up Obuhov with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Wesson missing with a left hand there. Obuhov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Wesson throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Obuhov stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Obuhov moves out of range as Wesson strikes.
Obuhov looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Wesson swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A left and a right from Wesson both land. Nice combination. #CUT#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Dean Wesson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Obuhov walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Good exchange - Wesson coming out on top.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Wesson misses with a jab to the body
and Obuhov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Wesson jabbing away but nothing is landing. #T2#
Obuhov avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Wesson is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Obuhov can do to turn this around?
Wesson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Obuhov moves away.
Obuhov misses with a lunging right hand
and Wesson cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
A solid leg kick lands there for Wesson.
Obuhov misses with a hook.
Wesson was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Wesson jabs Obuhov right on the nose. Obuhov blinks but takes it well.
Wesson moves into range and connects with a jab. #CL#
Wesson clinches with his opponent. #BC#
Wesson breaks from the clinch.
Wesson scoring well with a low kick there.
Wesson looks to land a left hand but Obuhov moved out of range nicely.#CL#
Wesson has taken the fight to the clinch. #BC#
Wesson breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance. #T3##CL#
Wesson clinches up against the cage.
The referee calls for Obuhov to work. #TD2#
Obuhov turns his back and goes for a hip toss. It's a bit messy but it gets the job done and Obuhov manages to end up in side control.
Obuhov is working Wesson over with some ground and pound from side control.
Wesson tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Obuhov wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Obuhov working the body and head with strikes.
Obuhov cracks Wesson with a big elbow.
Obuhov working the ground and pound.
You can see the frustration on Wesson's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Wesson looks to move to half guard but instead Obuhov has passed into mount! Damn!
Wesson tries to hold on but Obuhov pushes him away. #T4#
Obuhov trying to control but he's not successful this time.
This has been an exciting period of action!#SUB2#
Obuhov looking for an armbar but decides to keep the dominant position instead.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Wesson can't escape the position.
Obuhov with the ground and pound from mount.
Obuhov lands a couple of nice shots there from mount.
Wesson is trying desperately to improve position.
Obuhov punishing his opponent with strikes.
Obuhov scores with a couple of good head shots there.
Obuhov is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Wesson can't stay in a position like this for much longer. #ROC2#
Wesson is rocked!
Wesson is in all sorts of trouble here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Dean Wesson will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! And we move into the final round!
#R3#
Wesson throws a hook but Obuhov avoids it easily.
A countering left hand to the body from Obuhov misses.
Dean Wesson is winning the standup battle so far.
The fighters circle momentarily. Wesson darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Wesson connects with a leg kick. Obuhov looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Wesson scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Obuhov doesn't seem bothered though.
Nice takedown defense from Wesson. No joy for Obuhov on that attempt.
Obuhov avoids the body shot from Wesson.
Some wild striking there from Obuhov.
Obuhov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Wesson.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A telegraphed right hand from Wesson misses the target.
Wesson misses with a body punch #TD2#
and Obuhov counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Obuhov.
Wesson is trying to keep Obuhov in close.
Obuhov sitting in guard here, content to control. #T1#
Obuhov looking to sit in guard and control but Wesson gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top. #REVR#
Wesson is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Wesson trying to control the position from guard on top but Obuhov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Wesson is really struggling to control Obuhov but he's trying to hold on to the position.#SUB2#
Obuhov looking for a guillotine here but Wesson defends easily. #T2#
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Wesson trying to control the position from guard on top but Obuhov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #SUB2#
Obuhov throwing his legs up looking for a triangle. #SUB2#
Obuhov looking for a triangle here. Wesson is fighting it but it looks tight! Obuhov pulls the arm across and this one won't last much longer! Nope, Wesson is tapping out - this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:50 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle Choke). Anton Obuhov!
Anton Obuhov decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
The defeated Dean Wesson had this to say: 'The better fighter won tonight. Congrats to my opponent. Got to get back to the gym and work my way to avenge this loss.'.

 

Event: Syn 639 Boagrius vs Delsarte     
Date:   Jul 13, 2019
#R1#
Kaunismieli lands a lovely overhand right.#CUT#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
We've been told by Kaunismieli's head coaches at Little Lebowski Urban Achievers Gymnasium that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Obuhov misses with a lunging right hand #KD#
and Kaunismieli counters with a nice right hand that sends Obuhov toppling to the canvas! Obuhov scrambles and gets back to his feet - can Kaunismieli finish him?!#ROC#
Obuhov is rocked!
Kaunismieli fires a straight punch through the middle that cracks Obuhov square on the jaw! Damn, Obuhov is out cold on his feet and topples face first to the canvas! Wow, I haven't seen a knockout that brutal in a long time!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:09 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Kalervo Kaunismieli!
Our winner, Kalervo Kaunismieli, 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.

 

Event: Syn 635 Whyte vs Diggs II     
Date:   Jun 15, 2019
#R1#
Stewart scores with the left hand. Obuhov knows he should have avoided that one.
Obuhov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Stewart.
Obuhov defending well as Stewart loads up on a big left hand.
Obuhov swinging wildly here.
Stewart scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.#CUT2#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
The fighters circling - Obuhov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Stewart misses with a straight right.
Obuhov cracks Stewart with a right hand to the side of the head.
Stewart takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Obuhov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Obuhov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect. #CL#
Obuhov closes the distance and pushes Stewart back into the cage.
Stewart misses with the head strike.
Obuhov blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Obuhov misses with a short punch on the inside.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Obuhov blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Obuhov just leaning against Stewart, taking a breather.
Stewart tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Stewart throws a punch but it's blocked by Obuhov.
Stewart works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process. #TD#
Obuhov has dropped down and is working for a takedown. Stewart is trying to keep an underhook but Obuhov manages to get the takedown into half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#T1#
Stewart trying to hold on to Obuhov's head to control him but Obuhov postures up.
Stewart is concentrating on defense, preventing Obuhov from advancing position.
Obuhov thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Stewart avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Obuhov. #SUB2#
Stewart is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Obuhov pulls his head out easily.
Obuhov thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Stewart's head.
Obuhov missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Obuhov connects with a nice short shot to Stewart's temple.
Stewart is looking for a sweep. Obuhov is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.#SUB#
Obuhov seems to be looking for submissions.
Stewart has hold of Obuhov's hands but Obuhov slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.#T2#
Obuhov thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Stewart's head.
Stewart is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Obuhov's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Obuhov's back!
Stewart trying to control.
Stewart controlling the position well here. Obuhov rolled but Stewart kept the hooks locked in and stayed in the dominant position.
Our spies down at at Seppes Gym inform us that Stewart has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Stewart lands a couple of good shots to his opponent's body and a final shot to the head. Good little attack there by Stewart.
Stewart punches the canvas rather than the man.
Stewart controlling well, preventing Obuhov from escaping the position. #T3#
Obuhov is working hard here to advance position.
Stewart has the hooks sunk in and you can see the will to fight slowly draining out of Obuhov's body.
Obuhov can't escape the position.
The referee is taking a good look at Obuhov as he is on the wrong end of some big shots from Stewart!
Obuhov prevents Stewart from getting a body triangle.
You can see the frustration on Obuhov's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.
Stewart is working the ground and pound here and the referee is taking a close look at Obuhov. He must escape soon or this one will be stopped.#T4#
Oooh a big shot gets through from Stewart. Many more shots like that and the referee will have to think about stepping in!
Obuhov turns into Stewart and is now in his guard.
Stewart bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Obuhov's guard. #REVB#
Stewart works over Obuhov with some ground and pound from guard.
Stewart trying to control the position from guard on top but Obuhov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Stewart passes into half guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Obuhov slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Obuhov looking to hit a scissor sweep but Stewart is one step ahead there.
Stewart trying to control but Obuhov is working from the bottom.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Don Stewart will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!
#R2#
A jab from Stewart misses.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Obuhov looks to throw the jab but Stewart is out of range.
Stewart throws a jab but it's blocked by Obuhov.
Obuhov doesn't manage to clinch there - Stewart circles away.
Obuhov tries to close the distance and clinch up but Stewart swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Obuhov loads up on a big right hand but Stewart slips the punch.
Stewart looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Stewart cracks Obuhov with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Stewart lands an overhand right.
Stewart on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Obuhov fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Stewart avoids it really well and circles away.
Obuhov throws the left hand but Stewart avoids the punch easily.
Stewart looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Obuhov tries to clinch up but Stewart circles away and keeps his distance.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Stewart connects with a nice looking jab.
Obuhov scores with a hook to the body. Stewart takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Stewart lands with a hook. Obuhov tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Stewart throws a hook but Obuhov avoids it easily.#CL#
Obuhov takes the fight into the clinch.
Obuhov blocks an uppercut. #T1##BC2#
Stewart breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat. #TD#
Obuhov throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Stewart tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Obuhov is in Stewart's guard.
Obuhov wants to control from the top but Stewart keeps moving.
Stewart trying to keep a closed guard but Obuhov is proving a slippery customer. #SUB2#
Stewart is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Obuhov trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Stewart lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.#REVB##SUB#
Obuhov escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Stewart gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance. #T2#
Stewart content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Obuhov not looking particularly offensive just at the moment. #SUB#
Obuhov is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Stewart defends well.#SUB#
Obuhov throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Obuhov 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.
Stewart is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long. #SUB#
Obuhov has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Stewart can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself. #T3##SUB#
Obuhov has his foot on Stewart's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Stewart works his way back into a safe position though.
Obuhov keeping moving, preventing Stewart from controlling successfully. #SUB2#
Stewart thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Obuhov utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Stewart postures up.
Stewart throws a big right hand that misses.
Obuhov trying to keep a closed guard but Stewart is proving a slippery customer. #REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Obuhov throws out a loose jab but Stewart uses good head movement to avoid it. #T4#
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Stewart looks to land a left hand but Obuhov moved out of range nicely.
Stewart scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Stewart is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Obuhov.
A little feinted left hand from Obuhov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Stewart waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Obuhov.
Stewart throws a right hand that misses
and Obuhov counters with a stiff right hand.
Obuhov fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Don Stewart is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Stewart defending well as Obuhov loads up on a big left hand.
Stewart throws a big shot that misses.
Obuhov attempts a counter takedown but Stewart avoids it well and moves away.
Stewart misses with an uppercut.
Anton Obuhov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Stewart ducks under a wild hook from Obuhov.
Obuhov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Stewart.
A little feinted left hand from Obuhov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Stewart ducks under a wild hook from Obuhov.#TD#
Obuhov throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Stewart tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Obuhov is in Stewart's guard.
Stewart keeping moving, preventing Obuhov from controlling successfully.
Obuhov working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Stewart's head.
Obuhov looking to sit in guard and control but Stewart gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top. #REVB#
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Don Stewart will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!
#R3#
The crowd cheers as Obuhov lands an impressive looking overhand right. Stewart doesn't seem phased though.
Obuhov ducks under a wild hook from Stewart.
Obuhov throws a series of punches but Stewart moves out of range.
Stewart misses with a looping left.
Don Stewart seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Stewart throws the left hand but Obuhov avoids the punch easily.
Stewart takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Stewart throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Obuhov is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Obuhov slips a jab from Stewart.
Obuhov shoots in but no luck this time.
Obuhov falls off balance throwing a combination
and Stewart counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Obuhov cracks Stewart with an open hand slap.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Stewart with a jab.
Obuhov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Stewart defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Obuhov.
Stewart avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Stewart moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Obuhov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Obuhov tries for a takedown but Stewart sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Stewart throws out a counter right but Obuhov avoids it with no problem.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Anton Obuhov. That's going to take a lot out of him.#T1#
Stewart looks to land a left hand but Obuhov moved out of range nicely.
Obuhov misses with a hook. Stewart ducked under it nicely.
Obuhov connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Stewart's hands.
Obuhov throws a jab when Stewart was well out of range.
A telegraphed right hand from Stewart misses the target.
A little feinted left hand from Obuhov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Stewart cracks Obuhov with a right hand to the side of the head.
Stewart slips a straight right by Obuhov.
Obuhov connects with a looping right hand.
Obuhov staying out of range there.
Stewart looks to throw the jab but Obuhov is out of range.
A big right from Stewart misses.
Nice defenses there by Obuhov.
Obuhov tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Stewart lands with a straight right. Obuhov didn't see that one coming.
Stewart throws a hook but Obuhov avoids it easily.
Stewart cracks Obuhov with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Obuhov fails with an attempt to clinch.
Stewart throws out a counter right but Obuhov avoids it with no problem.
Stewart keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Stewart misses the jab.#T2#
Obuhov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Stewart.
A quick step to the side and Obuhov tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Donk. Stewart catches Obuhov right on the button with a cross.
Stewart throws the left hand but Obuhov avoids the punch easily.
Stewart scores with a jab.
Stewart jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Stewart defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Obuhov.
Obuhov lands a right hook to the body.
Obuhov swings for the body but Stewart moves out of range.
Obuhov listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Stewart lands with a hook. Obuhov tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Obuhov throws a hook to the side of Stewart's head but Stewart sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Obuhov tries to close the distance and clinch up but Stewart swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Stewart looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Stewart tests Obuhov's chin there with a solid looking shot.#ROC2#
Obuhov is rocked!
Stewart looks to throw the jab but Obuhov is out of range.
Obuhov slips under a jab from Stewart.
Stewart throws an overhand right that lands on Obuhov's shoulder, as Obuhov tries to avoid the shot.
Obuhov throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Obuhov lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Stewart at a distance. #T3#
A jab from Stewart misses.
Obuhov swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.#TD#
Obuhov closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Stewart wants to control but Obuhov is keeping busy.
Obuhov missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Obuhov with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Stewart regains full guard. Nicely done.
Anton Obuhov has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Stewart has his hands on Obuhov's head, controlling the position.
Obuhov wants to control from the top but Stewart keeps moving. #T4#
Stewart trying to keep a closed guard but Obuhov is proving a slippery customer. #SUB2#
Stewart is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Obuhov looking to pass the guard. #SUB2#
Stewart is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Obuhov is aware though and is defending well.
Obuhov controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Obuhov loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.

And that's the end of the fight!
Don Stewart comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Stewart winning every round here. Surely the decision will go his way and he'll pick up a well deserved decision victory. 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 Sam Margolis scores the fight 27:30
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 27:30
Judge James Glass scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Don Stewart!

After the fight, Don Stewart 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.

 

Event: Syn 631 Jones vs JYD II     
Date:   May 18, 2019
#R1#
Obuhov falls off balance throwing a combination
and Mahmoud counters with a lovely straight right hand!#CUT#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Obuhov has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Mahmoud moves out of range of the strikes.
Mahmoud lands a big uppercut and this one is all over! His foe lies motionless on the canvas - a massive one punch knockout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:19 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Sameh Mahmoud!
A very excited looking Sameh Mahmoud 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.

 

Event: Syn 628 Slice vs Pulkkinen     
Date:   Apr 21, 2019
#R1#
Sloppy strikes from Obuhov. Those never looked like landing.
Archibald Knox seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Obuhov slips a jab and a cross from Knox.
Obuhov lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Knox on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Obuhov has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Knox is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Knox throws a half hearted mid kick.
Knox on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Knox throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Obuhov drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.#CUT#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Knox lands a jab to the head.
Obuhov lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Obuhov.
A jab lands there for Obuhov.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Knox swings away with a body shot that misses
and Obuhov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Knox tries a head kick but it misses.
Knox rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Obuhov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Obuhov walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Obuhov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Knox manages to avoid it.
Knox misses the jab.
Knox fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Obuhov manages to avoid it.
A little jabbing left from Obuhov on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.#T1#
Knox misses with a lunging right hand
letting Obuhov counter with a right hand.
Knox with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Obuhov to score with a decent uppercut.
Knox swings widly with a right hand
and Obuhov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Obuhov blocks a head kick by Knox.
A head kick by Knox misses
and Obuhov counters with a left to the body.
Obuhov walks into a left hand.
Knox throws a hook but Obuhov avoids it easily.
And Obuhov tries to counter it with a takedown but Knox pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Knox on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Obuhov looks to land a right hand but Knox moved out of range.
Knox cracks Obuhov with an open hand slap.
Knox misses with a looping left.
Knox misses with an uppercut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Knox swings widly with a right hand
and Obuhov counters with a left to the body.
Knox fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Obuhov checks it well.
Obuhov is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Knox had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Knox throws a head kick but Obuhov moves out of range.
A little jabbing left from Obuhov on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.#T2#
Knox throws a big shot that misses.
Knox misses with a head kick. #TD2#
Obuhov feints and as Knox raises his hands in defense, Obuhov changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.
Obuhov stands up over Knox, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Knox keeping moving, preventing Obuhov from controlling successfully.
Obuhov throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Knox works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Obuhov slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard. #T3#
Obuhov postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Obuhov loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Obuhov trying to control the position from guard on top but Knox is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Knox is pulling down on Obuhov's head to control his posture.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.
Obuhov throws a big elbow that misses.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Knox is pulling down on Obuhov's head to control his posture. #REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Knox is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Knox misses with a hook
and Obuhov counters with a right hand to the body. #T4#
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.
A swing and a miss from Obuhov.
Obuhov stuns Knox with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.#CL2#
Obuhov closes the distance and pushes Knox back into the cage.
Knox is trying to stall.
Obuhov tries for a takedown but Knox manages to get underhooks.
Obuhov is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Knox pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Knox swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Obuhov misses with a knee strike.
Obuhov has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Knox avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Archibald Knox has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Obuhov.
Knox lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Knox blocking some punches.
Knox lands a shot to the body.
Obuhov blocks an uppercut.
Knox scores with a shoulder strike.
Knox misses with some punches.
Knox working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Obuhov lands a nice knee to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R2#
Knox throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Obuhov counters with a stiff right hand.
A looping hook to the body misses from Knox. Obuhov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Obuhov looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Knox walks into a stiff left hand from Obuhov.
A jab from Obuhov misses.
Obuhov lands a right hook to the body.
Obuhov throws a looping overhand right but Knox ducks down to avoid it.
Knox throws a head kick that misses.
Obuhov throws a body shot but no joy.
Knox throws a lazy uppercut
and Knox takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Knox misses with a left hand
and Obuhov counters with a nice uppercut.
Obuhov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Knox throws a sloppy body shot
and Obuhov counters with a straight right hand.#CL2#
Obuhov takes the fight into the clinch.
Knox gets underhooks to prevent Obuhov's takedown attempt.
Knox working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A head punch on the inside from Knox fails to land. #T1#
Knox tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Obuhov's elbow. #TD2#
Obuhov has dropped down and is working for a takedown. Knox is trying to keep an underhook but Obuhov manages to get the takedown into half guard.
Knox is looking for a sweep. Obuhov is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Obuhov in particular looking to stall.
Obuhov wants to control but Knox is keeping him busy.
Obuhov thows a huge punch but Knox dodges it nicely.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Obuhov lands a nice short elbow.
Obuhov throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Obuhov missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Knox knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Obuhov on the ground.
Obuhov throwing shots but Knox is blocking nicely.
Obuhov throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage. #T2#
Knox is looking to control Obuhov's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Knox avoid being mounted?
Obuhov lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears. #SUB2#
Obuhov is working for a submission of some sort.
Obuhov lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Knox is staying active underneath Obuhov, who seems content to just control the action from this position. #T3#
Obuhov missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Obuhov with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Obuhov thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Knox's head.
Obuhov not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Obuhov slows the pace down in half guard.
Obuhov missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Obuhov sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Knox defending well though.
Obuhov is looking to take a break and control but Knox is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom. #REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.#T4#
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Knox misses the shot to the body.
Obuhov ducks under a wild hook from Knox.
Obuhov thuds a left hand into Knox's body.
A jab from Knox misses.
Obuhov lands a jab to the head. #TD2#
Obuhov scores with a takedown into Knox's guard.
Obuhov in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Obuhov accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Obuhov throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Anton Obuhov has got the better of the ground game so far.
Obuhov is working Knox over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Obuhov working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Obuhov wants to control from the top but Knox keeps moving.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!
#R3#
Knox swings for the body but Obuhov moves out of range.
A punch lands to the side of Obuhov 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Obuhov ducks under a wild hook from Knox.
A countering left hand to the body from Obuhov misses.
Knox scores with a nice right hand.
Obuhov cracks Knox with an open hand slap.
A big left from Knox misses.
Obuhov is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
A head kick by Knox misses
and Obuhov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Knox misses with a head kick.
Anton Obuhov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Obuhov lands a nice looking body shot.
Knox misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Obuhov.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Horrible takedown attempt by Obuhov or perhaps it was just good defense by Knox, which made it look bad.
Knox was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Knox misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Obuhov looks like he wants to counter punch here.
A telegraphed right hand from Knox misses the target. #TD2#
Obuhov looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.#T1#
Obuhov thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Obuhov is keen to just control but Knox is a slippery customer.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Knox is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Obuhov scores with a couple of nice shots.
Obuhov with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Obuhov thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Knox's head.
Obuhov thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Obuhov throwing shots but Knox is blocking nicely.
Obuhov not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Obuhov works his way into side control.
Archibald Knox has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Obuhov has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.#T2#
Obuhov in side control, trying to ground and pound but not landing this time. #SUB2#
Obuhov is trying to get an arm triangle but Knox is defending well.
Obuhov trying to control the position but Knox is working away.
Knox struggling a bit here.
Obuhov controlling the position.
Knox prevents Obuhov from moving into mount. #T3#
Sloppy strikes there by Obuhov.
Obuhov working the strikes but Knox uses the opportunity to regain half guard.
Knox is doing well to avoid being mounted. He's controlling the position at the moment.
Obuhov not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Obuhov in particular looking to stall.#REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Knox on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Obuhov blocks a head kick by Knox. #T4#
Knox throws an off balance right hand
and Obuhov counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Knox thinking.
Knox takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Knox lands a jab to the head.
Obuhov staying out of range there.
Obuhov tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Knox swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Obuhov.
Anton Obuhov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
We've been told by Knox's head coaches at Crassus that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Knox on the wrong end of a nice jab.
The fighters circling - Knox throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Knox throws an off balance right hand #TD2#
and Obuhov counters with a nice double leg into guard.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Obuhov throws a big right hand that misses.
Obuhov working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Obuhov is looking to work some ground and pound but Knox has wrist control.
Obuhov is looking to work some ground and pound but Knox has wrist control.
Obuhov wants to control from the top but Knox keeps moving.

And that's the end of the fight!
Anton Obuhov comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Obuhov winning every round here. Surely the decision will go his way and he'll pick up a well deserved decision victory. 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 Daniel Bishop scores the fight 27:30
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 27:30
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Anton Obuhov!

A very excited looking Anton Obuhov rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.

 

Event: Syn 624 Jones vs Obuhov     
Date:   Mar 23, 2019
#R1#
Obuhov connects with a crisp jab.
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown but Tyrone Jones shows good takedown defense. #CL2#
Obuhov has managed to clinch.
Obuhov tries a knee to the head but Tyrone Jones blocks it.
Obuhov blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Tyrone Jones lands with a right to the head. #CUT#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Obuhov changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Tyrone Jones fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Obuhov thows a left - swing and a miss!
The fighters circle momentarily. Obuhov darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Obuhov swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Tyrone Jones.
Obuhov throws a shot to the body.
Obuhov jabs Tyrone Jones right on the nose. Tyrone Jones blinks but takes it well.
Obuhov is trying hard to land a takedown here. Tyrone Jones sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Russell Tyrone Jones has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Obuhov.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Obuhov throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Tyrone Jones stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.#TD2#
Tyrone Jones gets caught flat footed, as Obuhov shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
Obuhov stopping the sweep attempt from Tyrone Jones.
Tyrone Jones manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Obuhov manages to get himself to full guard. #REVR##T1#
Tyrone Jones is stalling in the full guard. #SUB2#
Obuhov is active off his back here, looking for submissions. #SUB2#
Obuhov working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Tyrone Jones doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Tyrone Jones manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Obuhov tries to land a sweep but no joy. #SUB2#
Obuhov working for a triangle but Tyrone Jones defends it easily.
Tyrone Jones stopping the sweep attempt from Obuhov.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#T2#
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Tyrone Jones controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling. #SUB2#
Tyrone Jones avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Tyrone Jones is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Obuhov trying to control the position.
Tyrone Jones sitting in guard here, content to control. #SUB2#
Tyrone Jones got a little sloppy there for a moment and Obuhov has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Tyrone Jones has managed to get both his arms back between Obuhov's legs - danger averted.#SUB2#
Obuhov has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Tyrone Jones can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Tyrone Jones content to stall in guard here. #T3#
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.
Tyrone Jones preventing the sweep. #SUB2#
Obuhov is looking for a triangle but Tyrone Jones pushes his legs off easily.
Tyrone Jones is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.#SUB2#
Obuhov working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Tyrone Jones doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Tyrone Jones manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem. #T4#
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.#SUB2#
Obuhov had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Tyrone Jones defends it easily.
Tyrone Jones content to stall in guard here. #REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Obuhov connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Anton Obuhov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Obuhov shoots in looking for a takedown but Tyrone Jones manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Obuhov's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Tyrone Jones is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Obuhov.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Tyrone Jones scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Obuhov doesn't seem bothered though.
Obuhov has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Tyrone Jones swings for the body but Obuhov moves out of range.
Tyrone Jones just misses with a punch to the body.
Russell Tyrone Jones is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Tyrone Jones misses with a looping left.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!
#R2#
Obuhov will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Tyrone Jones throws a body punch but Obuhov moves out of range.
Obuhov takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Tyrone Jones throws out a loose jab but Obuhov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Tyrone Jones avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Obuhov fails with a takedown attempt.#CL#
Tyrone Jones takes the fight into the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tyrone Jones scores with a hook to the body.
Obuhov is breathing heavily.
Tyrone Jones lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Obuhov.
Obuhov tries a knee to the head but Tyrone Jones blocks it.
Obuhov throws a knee to the head but misses.
Tyrone Jones softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.#T1#
Tyrone Jones misses with a body punch.
Tyrone Jones has a couple of punches blocked by Obuhov.
Obuhov tries to pull guard but Tyrone Jones forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Russell Tyrone Jones has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Obuhov.
Tyrone Jones is pressed up against the cage. Obuhov has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Tyrone Jones down to the mat. Tyrone Jones avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Tyrone Jones throws a right hand that misses #TD2#
so Obuhov counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Tyrone Jones holds on and takes a little breather.
Obuhov postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Tyrone Jones has Obuhov pulled in close to control his posture.
Obuhov missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Obuhov preventing the sweep.
Tyrone Jones has control of Obuhov's left arm, preventing Obuhov from doing any damage.
Tyrone Jones's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.
Obuhov won't allow Tyrone Jones to sweep him here.
Obuhov in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time. #T2#
Tyrone Jones is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.
Obuhov stopping the sweep attempt from Tyrone Jones.
Obuhov landing some decent shots from guard.
Obuhov is fighting to break Tyrone Jones's control of his arms but Tyrone Jones is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Tyrone Jones 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.
Tyrone Jones is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Tyrone Jones wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now. #REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.#T3#
Obuhov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Tyrone Jones.
Obuhov scores with a one two! Tyrone Jones had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Tyrone Jones stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Tyrone Jones wants it to stay on the feet.
Tyrone Jones throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Obuhov sees it coming and avoids it easily.#CL2#
Obuhov fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Tyrone Jones, pushing him back against the cage.
Obuhov has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Tyrone Jones after a bit of a struggle.
Tyrone Jones working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Tyrone Jones lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Obuhov blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Obuhov tries for a takedown but Tyrone Jones manages to get underhooks.
Nice body punch from Tyrone Jones.
Tyrone Jones lands with a short shot to the head.
Tyrone Jones misses with a punch to the body.
Obuhov has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Tyrone Jones is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Tyrone Jones lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Obuhov tries to score a body lock takedown but Tyrone Jones shows good agility there to stay on his feet.#T4#
Obuhov tries to land a knee to the head but Tyrone Jones blocks with his arms.
Tyrone Jones fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Tyrone Jones misses with the head strike.
Obuhov wants to take the fight to the mat but Tyrone Jones manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Tyrone Jones lands a left hand.
Tyrone Jones pushes Obuhov back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Tyrone Jones lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Tyrone Jones blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A left hand lands to the body for Tyrone Jones.
Tyrone Jones lands a shoulder strike.
Tyrone Jones struggles to land a body shot inside as Obuhov controls his hands.
A short left from Tyrone Jones.
Tyrone Jones lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Tyrone Jones misses with a hook from the clinch.
Tyrone Jones goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Obuhov prevents a body shot from Tyrone Jones.
Tyrone Jones gets through Obuhov's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Obuhov with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
A nice right hand lands inside from Tyrone Jones. #ROC#
Obuhov is rocked!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Russell Tyrone Jones dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!
#R3#
and Tyrone Jones counters with a massive uppercut that badly hurts Obuhov! He's just covering up as Tyrone Jones starts to tee off till the referee steps in and stops the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:05 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Russell Tyrone Jones!
Russell Tyrone Jones retains his middleweight title!
Russell Tyrone Jones bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.

 

Event: Syn 618 Slice vs Correira     
Date:   Feb 16, 2019
#R1#
Obuhov connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Gravas walks into a stiff left hand from Obuhov.
Gravas misses with a body kick.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Obuhov.#TD2#
Obuhov fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Gravas sprawls well initially but Obuhov persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
Gravas wants to improve his position but Obuhov is controlling well.
Obuhov sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Gravas defending well though.
Gravas has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Gravas manages to get to full guard.
Obuhov postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Obuhov throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Gravas is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Obuhov preventing the sweep. #T1#
Obuhov wants to control from the top but Gravas keeps moving. #SUB#
Gravas is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Obuhov defends well.
Obuhov postures up in Gravas 's guard and throws a big left but Gravas blocks it.
Obuhov loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Obuhov trying to control the position from guard on top but Gravas is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Gravas managing to control the position.
Obuhov works over Gravas with some ground and pound from guard.#T2#
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Gravas managing to control the position.
Obuhov throws a big elbow that misses.
Obuhov is in close to Gravas 's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Obuhov stands up over Gravas , holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Obuhov wants to pass the guard but Gravas is keeping the position.
Obuhov throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Obuhov postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Obuhov wants to control from the top but Gravas keeps moving.
Gravas seems keen to control Obuhov's posture.
Gravas controls Obuhov momentarily but Obuhov frees himself. #T3#
Obuhov throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Gravas works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Gravas not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Obuhov is in close to Gravas 's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Obuhov is fighting to break Gravas 's control of his arms but Gravas is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.#SUB#
Obuhov avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Obuhov preventing the sweep.
Obuhov throws a big elbow that misses.
Obuhov postures up.
Gravas looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it. #REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.#T4#
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Gravas takes a swing at Obuhov's ribcage but misses.
Obuhov ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Gravas . Obuhov shrugs it off though.
Gravas uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Obuhov.
A little feinted left hand from Gravas on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Nice takedown defense from Gravas . No joy for Obuhov on that attempt.
Nice defenses there by Obuhov.
Obuhov misses the jab.
Gravas goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Obuhov looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Obuhov tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Gravas defends well and Obuhov ends up having to push Gravas into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Obuhov scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Gravas doesn't seem bothered though.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Jab by Obuhov.
Gravas takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Obuhov shoots in but no luck this time.
Gravas swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov dominated that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!
#R2#
Gravas slaps away a takedown attempt from Obuhov, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Good shot there by Obuhov.
Gravas bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Gravas just misses with a punch to the body.
An inside leg kick from Gravas misses.
Obuhov looks to land a left hand but Gravas moved out of range nicely.
Gravas misses with a wild body shot.
Obuhov tries for a takedown but Gravas sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Obuhov connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.#TD2#
A momentary lapse in concentration from Gravas enables Obuhov to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Gravas manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.
Obuhov missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Obuhov scores with a decent looking elbow strike.#T1#
Gravas trying to control the position.
Obuhov lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Obuhov postures up in Gravas 's guard and throws a big left but Gravas blocks it.
Obuhov looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Obuhov working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Gravas 's head.
Obuhov is looking to pass into half guard but Gravas pushes him away with his feet and jumps on top - now Gravas is in guard.#REVR#
Obuhov wants to improve his position but instead Gravas has moved into half guard.
The referee calls for the fighters to work. #T2##SUB#
Gravas is trying to work for a kimura but Obuhov is defending well.
Obuhov trying to get back to full guard but Gravas takes advantage of the position and moves to full mount!
Obuhov slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.#SUB2#
Obuhov is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Gravas pulls his head out easily.
Obuhov manages to get to full guard.
Gravas is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.#T3#
Obuhov is trying to control the position but Gravas postures up. #SUB2#
Obuhov looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Obuhov is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Gravas trying to control the position from guard on top but Obuhov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Obuhov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.#SUB2#
Obuhov is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Gravas is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions. #T4#
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Gravas passes Obuhov's right leg, so he's now in half guard. #SUB2#
Obuhov looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Obuhov wants to control but Gravas is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Gravas wants to pass the guard but Obuhov is defending well.
Obuhov gets full guard.
Gravas has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Gravas missing there with some ground and pound from the guard. #SUB2#
Obuhov working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Gravas doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Gravas manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Gravas 's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!
#R3#
Obuhov swings away with a body shot that misses
and Gravas finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Gravas misses with a body shot.
Obuhov swinging wildly here.
Gravas throws a big counter combination but Obuhov scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Obuhov closes the distance but Gravas moves to the side
and Gravas makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Anton Obuhov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Obuhov misses with a hook.
A quick step to the side and Gravas tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Obuhov checks a leg kick nicely.
Obuhov misses with an uppercut
enabling Gravas to counter with a crisp jab. #CUT#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Gravas is looking to wear down Obuhov with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Gravas throws a sloppy head kick and Obuhov moves out of range easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gravas swings for the body but Obuhov moves out of range.
Gravas throws out a token jab with nothing on it.#TD2#
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
Gravas utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound. #T1#
Gravas looking for a sweep. Not yet Gravas , not yet.
Obuhov with a flurry of punches that miss.
Obuhov throws a big right hand that misses.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Obuhov preventing the sweep.
Obuhov cracks Gravas with a solid left hand.
Anton Obuhov has got the better of the ground game so far.
Obuhov stays in close to Gravas 's body and controls the position.
Obuhov tries to free his leg and advance position but Gravas is retaining full guard.
Obuhov wants to control from the top but Gravas keeps moving.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Obuhov accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Obuhov controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Latka Gravas has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Gravas looking to hit a scissor sweep but Obuhov is one step ahead there. #SUB#
Gravas escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Obuhov gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance. #SUB#
Gravas working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Obuhov doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Obuhov manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Obuhov trying to control but Gravas is working from the bottom. #REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Gravas is looking to score with low kicks.
Obuhov lands a head shot.
Obuhov moves out of range as Gravas throws a body kick. #T3#
Gravas walks into a jab.
Obuhov throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Latka Gravas is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.#TD2#
Obuhov looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Gravas !
Obuhov moves into full mount!
Obuhov has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Obuhov wants to control the pace but Gravas is squirming around nicely.
Obuhov is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
The crowd growing excited in anticipation of a finish here! Right on cue, Obuhov cracks his opponent with a massive right hand that draws loud cheers!
Obuhov raining down shots from the mount!#T4#
Gravas is trying to escape the mount.
Anton Obuhov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Gravas tries to hold on but Obuhov pushes him away.
Gravas is trying desperately to improve position.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Obuhov controlling from the full mount.
Obuhov has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Gravas 's face.
Obuhov with a couple of short strikes.
Gravas in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.

And that's the end of the fight!
Anton Obuhov comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Obuhov has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. 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 Sam Margolis scores the fight 27:30
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 27:30
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Anton Obuhov!

After winning the bout, Anton Obuhov thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.

 

Event: Syn 614 Slice vs Magufuli     
Date:   Jan 19, 2019
#R1#
Kaunismieli thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Obuhov if he has to take too many more of those.
Obuhov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Obuhov's head backwards.#CUT#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Kaunismieli lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Obuhov keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Obuhov checks a low kick from Kaunismieli.
A little jabbing left from Obuhov on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Kaunismieli pushing out the jab but it's not landing. #TD2#
Obuhov fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Kaunismieli sprawls well initially but Obuhov persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.#SUB2#
Obuhov is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Kaunismieli's coaches at Little Lebowski Urban Achievers have been working on his defensive grappling in preparation for this fight so let's see if he can get out of this tricky position.
Kaunismieli blocking the ground and pound attempt from Obuhov.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Obuhov thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Obuhov trying to control the pace.
Obuhov is looking to stall here but Kaunismieli recovers full guard. #T1#
Obuhov pushing down on Kaunismieli's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Obuhov thows a huge punch but Kaunismieli dodges it nicely. #SUB2#
Obuhov seems to be looking for submissions.
Obuhov content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Kaunismieli is refusing to be controlled, as Obuhov sits in half guard. #T2#
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Kaunismieli is positioning himself well to prevent Obuhov advancing to mount.
Obuhov thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Kaunismieli's head.
Obuhov thows a huge punch but Kaunismieli dodges it nicely.
Obuhov thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Obuhov throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Kaunismieli wants to control but Obuhov is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Obuhov not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Kaunismieli gets back to full guard.
Obuhov trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet. #T3#
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Obuhov's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Kaunismieli keeping moving, preventing Obuhov from controlling successfully.
Obuhov pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kaunismieli is keeping the position for now.
Obuhov pushes down on Kaunismieli's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Obuhov slips a nice elbow through Kaunismieli's hands, connecting with Kaunismieli's forehead.
Obuhov trying to control the action but Kaunismieli is working from the bottom.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#SUB2#
Obuhov is looking for a kimura but Kaunismieli is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Obuhov to get the leverage. #T4#
Kaunismieli has his hands clasped together around Obuhov's back. He's all about the action.
Kaunismieli wants to get back to full guard.
Obuhov working Kaunismieli over with strikes.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.#SUB2#
Obuhov is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Obuhov missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov'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.
#R2#
Obuhov swings wildly with a couple of big hooks #CL#
and Kaunismieli moves into the clinch.
Kaunismieli can't find room to land a body shot as Obuhov controls the action. #TD2#
Obuhov turns his back and goes for a hip toss. It's a bit messy but it gets the job done and Obuhov manages to end up in side control.
Obuhov working the ground and pound from side control.
Kaunismieli parries the strikes from Obuhov easily there. Obuhov is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Kaunismieli to escape.
The strikes coming from Obuhov are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Obuhov throwing shots but missing, from side control.
Obuhov throws a knee to the body but it doesn't do much damage.
Kaunismieli on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Obuhov trying to control the action but Kaunismieli is working from the bottom.
Obuhov has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Obuhov misses with the ground and pound.#T1#
Check out the look on Obuhov's face as he threw that strike - that's one determined fighter!
Kaunismieli on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Obuhov tries to score with some ground and pound. Kaunismieli controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.
Obuhov controls the position from side control.
Kaunismieli is looking for a sweep.
Obuhov postures up a little and throws a couple of hammerfists but they don't connect properly.
Obuhov trying to control the position but Kaunismieli is working away.
Obuhov tries to land with some ground and pound but misses.
Obuhov sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Kaunismieli is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#T2#
Obuhov working the head and body with strikes.
Obuhov looks up at the clock and then as Kaunismieli takes his cue and looks up at the clock too, Obuhov smacks him right in the chops with a big elbow! How rude!
Obuhov is chipping away with strikes.
Obuhov wants to control but Kaunismieli is keeping him busy.
Obuhov in side control lands a decent elbow. #SUB2#
Obuhov thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
An elbow from Obuhov crashes against the mat. #T3#
Kaunismieli is not content to let Obuhov control the position.
Kaunismieli is looking for a sweep.
Obuhov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Obuhov tries to cartwheel into mount but he doesn't manage it. #SUB2#
Obuhov goes for an armbar! This could be all over! Wait, no, Kaunismieli rolls with the submission and now he's on top in Obuhov's guard! Nice work there by Kaunismieli!
Obuhov being controlled here, momentarily. #SUB2#
Obuhov looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Kaunismieli passes into half guard. #T4#
Obuhov wants to control but Kaunismieli is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Kaunismieli performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Kaunismieli is looking for the mount but instead finds himself back in full guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.#SUB2#
Obuhov is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Kaunismieli is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, 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.
#R3#
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Kaunismieli as he avoids it easily.
Obuhov looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Obuhov doesn't succeed with the takedown
enabling Kaunismieli to counter with a crisp jab.
Kalervo Kaunismieli has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Obuhov.
Obuhov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli misses with a body shot.
Kaunismieli connects with a jab.
Obuhov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Obuhov lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Obuhov looks to score with a jab to the body but Kaunismieli is just out of range.
Obuhov looks for a takedown but Kaunismieli sprawls well.
Kaunismieli cracks Obuhov with a good jab.#T1#
Kaunismieli avoids the body shot from Obuhov.
Kaunismieli gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Obuhov.
Obuhov is trying hard to land a takedown here. Kaunismieli sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Kaunismieli was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Obuhov slips a jab from Kaunismieli.
A looping hook to the body misses from Obuhov. Kaunismieli does a little dance to reset his feet.
Kaunismieli thinks about countering with a body kick.
Obuhov will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Obuhov has a takedown stuffed.#CL#
Kaunismieli moves into the clinch.
Obuhov throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Kaunismieli tries to throw a body punch but Obuhov avoids it by throwing Kaunismieli back against the cage. #TD2#
Obuhov manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back. #SUB2#
Kaunismieli got a little sloppy there for a moment and Obuhov has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Kaunismieli has managed to get both his arms back between Obuhov's legs - danger averted.
Obuhov keeping moving, preventing Kaunismieli from controlling successfully. #T2##SUB2#
Obuhov had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Kaunismieli defends it easily.
Kaunismieli's corner is telling him to maintain position.#SUB2#
Obuhov working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Kaunismieli has passed into half guard!
Obuhov wants to control but Kaunismieli is keeping busy and won't allow it. #T3#
Kaunismieli passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Obuhov!
Kaunismieli sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Obuhov tries to lock up and control but Kaunismieli gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Obuhov working to try and regain half guard.
Obuhov gets back to half guard.
Kaunismieli not doing much here.
Kalervo Kaunismieli has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T4#
Kaunismieli looks to land a strike but Obuhov avoids it nicely and regains full guard.
Anton Obuhov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Our spies down at at St Petersburg MMA Gym inform us that Obuhov has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?
Kaunismieli looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Kaunismieli wants to control from the top but Obuhov keeps moving.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.#SUB2#
Obuhov throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Obuhov utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kalervo Kaunismieli showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Obuhov 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 Andrew Berry scores the fight 28:29
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 28:29
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Anton Obuhov!

Anton Obuhov decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.

 

Event: Syn 611 Slice vs St. Georges     
Date:   Dec 29, 2018
#R1#
Trucks stuffs the takedown attempt from Obuhov. Obuhov gets slowly back to his feet.
Trucks scores with a hook.
Trucks has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Obuhov is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Trucks drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Obuhov slips under a jab.#TD#
Obuhov closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Obuhov wants to lay and pray for a moment but Trucks keeps working.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Trucks pushes Obuhov off looking to stand but Obuhov dives back in and keeps control.
Obuhov sitting and controlling from the half guard.
Obuhov working over Trucks with some ground and pound. Trucks looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.#T1#
Trucks keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Obuhov throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Obuhov 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.
Obuhov thows a huge punch but Trucks dodges it nicely.
Obuhov looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Obuhov throws a strike but Trucks avoids it easily and moves to full guard.
Trucks preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Trucks working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Obuhov.
Obuhov throws a strike but Trucks rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top. #REVB##SUB#
Obuhov looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Trucks postures up. #T2##SUB#
Obuhov is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Trucks wants to stand but Obuhov has a closed guard, so he can't escape.
Obuhov looking for a sweep. Not yet Obuhov, not yet.
Trucks has decided he wants to stand but the closed guard of Obuhov is proving hard to escape from. #SUB#
Trucks got a little sloppy there for a moment and Obuhov has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Trucks has managed to get both his arms back between Obuhov's legs - danger averted.#T3#
Trucks preventing the sweep. #SUB#
Obuhov has his foot on Trucks's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Trucks works his way back into a safe position though.#SUB#
Obuhov throws his legs up looking to secure a triangle. Oh, that looks pretty tight, I gotta say! Trucks escapes and throws Obuhov's legs to the side, diving into side control!
Obuhov tries to control but Trucks manages to take his back.
Trucks is not going to allow Obuhov to sit and survive in this position. #SU2#
Despite having Obuhov's back, Trucks says stuff this ground business - let's go for a knockout! Obuhov seems baffled but is happy to be out of the difficult position!
Obuhov looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Trucks looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.#T4#
Trucks takes one to the side of the head.
Obuhov moves out of range as Trucks strikes.
Obuhov throws a hook but Trucks avoids it easily.#KD2#
Oooooh!!! Trucks has knocked Obuhov down with a huge combo! Trucks steps away and waves a wobbly Obuhov back to his feet! This one might not go much longer!#CUT2#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Obuhov tries to clinch but Trucks moves out of range.
Trucks walks into a straight right hand from Obuhov.#TD#
Obuhov looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Trucks!
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Trucks is not content to let Obuhov control the position. #SUB#
Obuhov is in a dominant position here, looking for a kimura. Trucks looks calm but he's in trouble here. Obuhov gets his leg over his opponent's head and yanks on the arm. Trucks is tapping like a morse code operator on the titanic! SOS! SOS! Obuhov lets go of the hold and Trucks can pop his arm back in it's socket.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Anton Obuhov!
Our winner, Anton Obuhov, 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.

 

Event: Syn 606     
Date:   Nov 24, 2018
#R1#
Obuhov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Rumlow.
Obuhov misses with a body shot
and Rumlow counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Rumlow avoids the body shot from Obuhov.
Rumlow moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Rumlow throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Rumlow throws a shot to the body.
Rumlow misses with a straight right.
Rumlow thuds his right hand into Obuhov's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Obuhov's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Obuhov duly obliges.
A slow jab from Obuhov misses its intended target.
Rumlow slips a straight right by Obuhov.
Rumlow thumps Obuhov with a low kick.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rumlow cracks the inside of Obuhov's front leg.
Rumlow tries a low kick but Obuhov avoids it.
A big right from Rumlow misses.
Rumlow throws a low kick but it's checked well by Obuhov.
Obuhov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Obuhov.
Obuhov closes this distance looking for a takedown but Rumlow circles away.
Rumlow bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Obuhov connects with a jab.
Obuhov scores with a hook to the body. Rumlow takes a step back and tries to catch his breath. #T1#
A big right from Obuhov misses.
Obuhov misses with an uppercut.
Rumlow misses with a kick to the body.
Rumlow ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Obuhov moves away.
Obuhov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Obuhov lands a jab to the head.
Rumlow misses with a low kick.
Obuhov digs a good body shot into Rumlow's ribs.
Obuhov looks to land a right hand but Rumlow moved out of range.
Rumlow scores with a spinning back kick!
Rumlow staying out of range there.
Obuhov misses with an uppercut.
Obuhov lands a jab to the head.
Obuhov shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Rumlow pinned against the cage. Rumlow gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Brock Rumlow has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Obuhov.
Obuhov misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Obuhov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Rumlow appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Obuhov tries to clinch there but Rumlow circles away.
Obuhov takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Obuhov takes a body punch but keeps moving. #T2#
Rumlow does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Nice takedown defense from Rumlow. No joy for Obuhov on that attempt.
Rumlow buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Rumlow explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Obuhov misses with a double jab.
Rumlow is looking light on his feet compared to last time was saw him fight.
A leg kick checked by Obuhov.
Rumlow throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Obuhov slips a jab from Rumlow.
Obuhov lands an overhand right.
Rumlow lands a nice leg kick that just misses Obuhov's sensitive parts.
Rumlow swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rumlow cracks Obuhov with a good jab.
A slapping body kick lands there for Rumlow.
Obuhov misses with a body shot.
Rumlow connects with a body shot that sends Obuhov's belly button to the back.
Rumlow uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Obuhov.
Rumlow throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A nice side step and Obuhov releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Rumlow is looking to wear down Obuhov with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Rumlow is looking to land body kicks.
Obuhov connects with a good right hand that stumbles Rumlow. Rumlow circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Rumlow misses the shot to the body.
Rumlow lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Rumlow.
Obuhov takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section. #T3#
Obuhov lands with an overhand left.#TD2#
Obuhov scores with a takedown into Rumlow's guard.
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.
Obuhov trying to control the position from guard on top but Rumlow is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Rumlow pulls Obuhov in close to his closed guard and prevents Obuhov from doing any damage or advancing position.
Obuhov makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Obuhov stands up over Rumlow, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Obuhov loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Obuhov chips away with some ground and pound.
Rumlow trying to control the position here. #T4#
Obuhov throwing strikes but missing.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Obuhov being controlled here momentarily.
Obuhov showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Rumlow utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Obuhov working his ground and pound in the gym.
Rumlow controlling Obuhov's posture.
Obuhov scoring with some ground and pound.
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 Brock Rumlow will probably get the nod.
That's time! Rumlow's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R2#
Nice jab there from Obuhov.
Rumlow throws a low kick but Obuhov moves out of range easily.
Obuhov scores with a nice head shot.
Rumlow finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Obuhov tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Rumlow manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Rumlow throws a low kick but Obuhov avoids it.
Rumlow sizes up Obuhov with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
A slow jab from Obuhov misses its intended target.
Rumlow throws a low kick, looking for Obuhov's leg but Obuhov calmly moves out of range.
Obuhov let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Obuhov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Obuhov! But no joy.
The fighters circling - Obuhov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Rumlow half committed to a counter leg kick.#CL#
Rumlow has closed the distance and engaged Obuhov in a clinch.
Obuhov blocks an uppercut. #TD2#
Obuhov has clasped his hands together around Rumlow's back... aaand, he's got a takedown into side control. Nicely done.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Obuhov grinds an elbow into Rumlow's temple.
Obuhov is chipping away with strikes.
Rumlow sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Rumlow avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Obuhov.
Rumlow is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though. #T1#
Rumlow is looking to control Obuhov's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Rumlow avoid being mounted?
Obuhov looks to score some points with some ground and pound.#SUB2#
Obuhov wants to work for an arm triangle but Rumlow is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Obuhov missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Rumlow tries to get to full guard but Obuhov has control of the leg.
Obuhov thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Rumlow is looking to improve his position.
Obuhov is working hard to pass the guard. He's done it - he's now in full mount! Trouble for Rumlow!
Poor strikes thrown by Obuhov there. More accuracy and less frantic strikes would help! #T2#
Obuhov dominating with strikes here.
Obuhov lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.
Rumlow tries to lock up and control but Obuhov gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Obuhov punishing his opponent with strikes.
Anton Obuhov has got the better of the ground game so far.
Rumlow is looking to get to half guard.
Obuhov has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Obuhov can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Rumlow is looking to escape.
Obuhov working Rumlow over with strikes here.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rumlow is looking to improve his position but Obuhov isn't that keen on the idea.
Obuhov trying to control but Rumlow is having none of it. #T3#
Obuhov lands with some strikes.
Rumlow wants to hold on but Obuhov pushes him away.
Rumlow is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Obuhov in mount throwing good strikes here, bouncing his opponent's head off the canvas. #CUT2#
It looks like Brock Rumlow has been cut.
Rumlow bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!
Rumlow sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Obuhov looking for a sweep. Not yet Obuhov, not yet. #T4#
Obuhov keeping moving, preventing Rumlow from controlling successfully.
Obuhov not looking particularly offensive just at the moment. #SUB2#
Obuhov had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Rumlow defends it easily.#SUB2#
Obuhov is looking for a triangle but Rumlow pushes his legs off easily.
Obuhov is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Rumlow showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Brock Rumlow's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!
#R3#
Rumlow lands a nice leg kick that just misses Obuhov's sensitive parts.
Rumlow lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Obuhov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rumlow was well out of range. Poor timing from Obuhov.
Obuhov checks the leg kick nicely there.
Rumlow misses with a looping right.
Obuhov misses with a hook.
Obuhov staying out of range there.
Rumlow misses with an attempted mid kick.
Obuhov takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Rumlow takes one on the button.#CL2#
Obuhov closes the distance and clinches.
Rumlow gets underhooks to prevent Obuhov's takedown attempt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Obuhov tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Obuhov has Rumlow pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Rumlow manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Rumlow scores with an uppercut up the middle.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Rumlow.
Rumlow fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Obuhov blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Obuhov is looking for a takedown.
Brock Rumlow has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Obuhov.#T1#
Rumlow misses with the head strike.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Obuhov creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Obuhov tries for a takedown. No joy.
Rumlow stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Obuhov takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Obuhov lands a knee to the head.
Rumlow has a couple of punches blocked by Obuhov.
Obuhov is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Obuhov's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Rumlow prevents the takedown attempt.
Obuhov blocks an uppercut.
Obuhov takes a shot to the head.
Rumlow gets through Obuhov's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Rumlow lands with a left to the head.
Rumlow pushes Obuhov back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.#ROC#
Obuhov is rocked!
Rumlow lands with a light punch inside.
Obuhov is still on wobbly legs! Can Rumlow finish him?
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Obuhov misses with a knee strike.
Rumlow is working Obuhov over against the cage.
A shot in the inside from Rumlow.
A short uppercut from Rumlow.
Rumlow creates a bit of distance and cracks Obuhov with a massive left hook! Obuhov crumples out of camera shot, completely unconscious! He's been Nelmarked! Rumlow stares at him for a moment then struts over to his corner, victorious.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:08 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Brock Rumlow!
Brock Rumlow seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.

 

Event: Syn 603     
Date:   Nov 04, 2018
#R1#
Obuhov lands with a shot to the body.
Aquila Corvus misses with a wild body shot.
Aquila Corvus takes a swing at Obuhov's ribcage but misses.
Obuhov misses with a straight left.
Obuhov lands with a cross.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Aquila Corvus tries to move into range but Obuhov moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.#TD2#
Obuhov drives through with a takedown into guard.
Obuhov lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Obuhov postures up in Aquila Corvus's guard and throws a big left but Aquila Corvus blocks it.
Aquila Corvus can't keep his opponent in guard - Obuhov advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Aquila Corvus is staying active underneath Obuhov, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Obuhov is thwarting Aquila Corvus's attempts to control the position.
Aquila Corvus manages to get to full guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Aquila Corvus trying to keep a closed guard but Obuhov is proving a slippery customer. #T1#
Aquila Corvus is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Obuhov trying to control but Aquila Corvus is working from the bottom.
Obuhov sitting in guard here, content to control.
Obuhov cracks Aquila Corvus with a solid left hand.
Obuhov stays in close to Aquila Corvus's body and controls the position.
Obuhov trying to control the position from guard on top but Aquila Corvus is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #T2#
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Obuhov working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Aquila Corvus keeping moving, preventing Obuhov from controlling successfully.
Aquila Corvus seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
Obuhov stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Aquila Corvus swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Obuhov engaging in some classic timewasting tactics. #REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Obuhov tries to close the distance and clinch up but Aquila Corvus swats him away and circles back towards the center. #TD2#
Aquila Corvus gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Obuhov to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Obuhov throwing strikes from guard but Aquila Corvus blocks nicely.
Aquila Corvus tries to land a sweep but no joy. #T3#
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Aquila Corvus is pulling down on Obuhov's head. It's preventing any offense from Obuhov, at least for the moment.
Aquila Corvus keeping moving, preventing Obuhov from controlling successfully.
Obuhov sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Aquila Corvus's guard.
Aquila Corvus is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Obuhov missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Aquila Corvus is looking for a sweep. Obuhov is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Obuhov throwing shots but Aquila Corvus is blocking nicely.
Aquila Corvus trying to hold on to Obuhov's head to control him but Obuhov postures up. #T4#
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Aquila Corvus on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Obuhov throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Obuhov is nestled in close to Aquila Corvus, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Obuhov scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Obuhov working Aquila Corvus over with strikes.
Obuhov lands strikes from half guard.
Aquila Corvus blocking the ground and pound attempt from Obuhov.
Obuhov looks to land a strike but Aquila Corvus avoids it nicely and regains full guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Aquila Corvus controlling the position.
Obuhov throws a strike but Aquila Corvus rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top. #REVR#
Obuhov is looking to sweep but instead, Aquila Corvus has passed into half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov dominated that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R2#
Jab from Obuhov.
Aquila Corvus misses with an uppercut.
A looping hook to the body misses from Aquila Corvus. Obuhov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Aquila Corvus throws a big shot that misses.
Obuhov slips under a jab from Aquila Corvus.
Good standup being displayed there by Aquila Corvus as he connects with a hook.#CUT#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Aquila Corvus stuns Obuhov with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Aquila Corvus throws the left hand but Obuhov avoids the punch easily.
Aquila Corvus throws a head kick but Obuhov moves out of range.
Aquila Corvus walks into a left hand.
Obuhov scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Obuhov catches Aquila Corvus with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Aquila Corvus throws a sloppy head kick and Obuhov moves out of range easily.
Anton Obuhov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Obuhov lands a nice shot to the body.
Aquila Corvus scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Obuhov throws a right and a left that both miss.
Aquila Corvus appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Nice uppercut lands for Obuhov. That snapped Aquila Corvus's head back.
Aquila Corvus throws a right hand that Obuhov ducks under and follows up with a left that Obuhov also avoids with ease.
Obuhov scores with a jab to the head.
Obuhov bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Aquila Corvus's head.
Anton Obuhov seems to be getting the better of the standup.#T1#
Aquila Corvus paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Obuhov throws a series of punches but Aquila Corvus moves out of range.
Aquila Corvus throws a head kick but Obuhov moves out of range.
Aquila Corvus misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Obuhov.
Obuhov on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Aquila Corvus misses with a body shot.
Aquila Corvus connects with a jab.
Obuhov has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Aquila Corvus ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Obuhov moves away.#TD2#
Obuhov looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
Obuhov working Aquila Corvus over with strikes.
Anton Obuhov has got the better of the ground game so far.
Obuhov looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Obuhov is keen to just control but Aquila Corvus is a slippery customer.
Obuhov takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.#T2#
Obuhov thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Obuhov working Aquila Corvus over with strikes.
Aquila Corvus preventing any damage for now, controlling his opponent's head.
Still in half guard, Obuhov seems content to control.
Obuhov slips a nice elbow through Aquila Corvus's hands, connecting with Aquila Corvus's forehead.
Obuhov lands with a punch from half guard.
Obuhov throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Obuhov takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Obuhov sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Aquila Corvus defending well though.
Obuhov missing with the ground and pound from half guard. #T3#
Obuhov seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Aquila Corvus keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Nice strikes from Obuhov there.
Obuhov winds up and cracks Aquila Corvus with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Obuhov throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Obuhov not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Obuhov is trying to control. Aquila Corvus wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Aquila Corvus trying to control here.
Obuhov lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Obuhov lands a nice short elbow.
Obuhov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Obuhov working the head and body with strikes. #T4#
Obuhov missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Obuhov drops an elbow to the side of Aquila Corvus's head.
Obuhov wants to control but Aquila Corvus is keeping him busy.
Obuhov throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Obuhov throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Obuhov wants to take a breather but Aquila Corvus is having none of it.
Obuhov throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Obuhov not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Obuhov trying to control from half guard but Aquila Corvus is working away.
Obuhov lands with a punch from half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!
#R3#
Aquila Corvus swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Obuhov swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Aquila Corvus takes a jab right on the kisser.
Aquila Corvus is looking to wear down Obuhov with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Aquila Corvus misses with a body shot.
Obuhov looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Aquila Corvus lands with a thumping leg kick.
Aquila Corvus tries to move into range but Obuhov moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Obuhov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Obuhov with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Aquila Corvus gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Aquila Corvus swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Obuhov throws a counter combo.
Obuhov lands with a good body shot.#CL2#
Obuhov gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.#BC#
Aquila Corvus's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Aquila Corvus ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Obuhov moves away.
Obuhov misses with a two punch combination.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.#TD2#
Obuhov shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Obuhov showed some decent athleticism there.
Obuhov is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position. #T1#
Obuhov is looking to take a break and control but Aquila Corvus is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Aquila Corvus tries to get to full guard but Obuhov has control of the leg.
Obuhov sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Aquila Corvus defending well though.
Obuhov throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Aquila Corvus is staying active underneath Obuhov, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Obuhov throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Obuhov working over Aquila Corvus with some ground and pound. Aquila Corvus looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Obuhov is taking a breather. Aquila Corvus 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.
Ajax Aquila Corvus has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Obuhov is trying to control. Aquila Corvus wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Obuhov throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Aquila Corvus to regain full guard.
Obuhov trying to control the position from guard on top but Aquila Corvus is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Obuhov tries to free his leg and advance position but Aquila Corvus is retaining full guard.
Obuhov throwing strikes from guard but Aquila Corvus blocks nicely.
Obuhov works over Aquila Corvus with some ground and pound from guard.
Obuhov throwing strikes but missing.
Aquila Corvus utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound. #T3#
Aquila Corvus preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage. #REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Aquila Corvus tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Aquila Corvus throws a sloppy body shot
and Obuhov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.#TD2#
Obuhov feints and as Aquila Corvus raises his hands in defense, Obuhov changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Aquila Corvus seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Obuhov throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Obuhov lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Obuhov stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Aquila Corvus swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Obuhov scoring with some ground and pound. #T4#
Obuhov slips nicely into half guard.
Aquila Corvus tries to roll over but Obuhov keeps him under control.
Obuhov throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Anton Obuhov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Aquila Corvus avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Obuhov.
Obuhov wants to control but Aquila Corvus is keeping him busy.
Aquila Corvus is trying to maintain the position but Obuhov is very close to passing his half guard.
Obuhov has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Obuhov keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Aquila Corvus is in trouble now - Obuhov has advanced to mount!
Obuhov tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.

And that's the end of the fight!
Anton Obuhov comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Obuhov has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 27:30
Judge James Glass scores the fight 27:30
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Anton Obuhov!

Anton Obuhov tried to hype himself up post fight but didn't word it too well and it ended up with him sounding like a bit of a tool.

 

Event: Syn 599     
Date:   Oct 13, 2018
#R1#
Obuhov lands with an uppercut that bounces Aquila Corvus off the ropes and back into range.
Aquila Corvus throws a hook to the side of Obuhov's head but Obuhov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Obuhov fails to land with a series of punches.
It looked like Aquila Corvus wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
The fight stays on the outside here - Obuhov looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Aquila Corvus will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Aquila Corvus with a body punch. A glancing blow.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Aquila Corvus looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Obuhov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Aquila Corvus has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Crassus in the buildup to the fight.
Obuhov with a nice cross.
Obuhov takes one on the chin but seems OK. #CUT#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.#T1#
Aquila Corvus throws a wild body kick that Obuhov sees coming a mile off.
Aquila Corvus tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Obuhov was well out of range. Poor timing from Aquila Corvus.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Obuhov! But no joy.
Aquila Corvus stuffs the takedown.
Obuhov misses with a looping left.
Obuhov lands the left hand.
Ajax Aquila Corvus seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#CL2#
Obuhov darts in and clinches Aquila Corvus up against the ropes.
Obuhov is trying to stall.
Obuhov stalls.
Obuhov landing knees to the head.
Obuhov landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Aquila Corvus is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the ropes. #T2#
Obuhov blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A bit of stalling here from Aquila Corvus.
Aquila Corvus lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Aquila Corvus can't find room to land a body shot as Obuhov controls the action.
Obuhov misses with a knee strike.
Aquila Corvus lands a right hand that snaps the head of Obuhov backwards.
Aquila Corvus lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.#BC#
Aquila Corvus manages to break the clinch.
Aquila Corvus connects with a solid leg kick. #TD2#
Obuhov closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Aquila Corvus did well to prevent Obuhov getting side control.
Obuhov prevents Aquila Corvus from improving his position.
Obuhov lands with a punch from half guard.
The fighters are battling for position here. Aquila Corvus manages to regain full guard. Nice work. #T3#
Aquila Corvus avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Obuhov trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
Obuhov postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Obuhov is looking to advance position but Aquila Corvus has hit a scissor sweep - now he's on top in mount!#REVR#
Aquila Corvus tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Obuhov tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Aquila Corvus trying to control but Obuhov is having none of it. #T4#
Obuhov reaches up to try and control the position but Aquila Corvus seems to have an arm triangle now! Uh oh! Obuhov rolls and tries to escape and now Aquila Corvus has his back!
Obuhov tries to break free.
Obuhov rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.
Obuhov 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.
Obuhov is not content to let Aquila Corvus control the position.
Obuhov is looking for a sweep. Aquila Corvus is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Obuhov has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Obuhov is looking to control Aquila Corvus's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Obuhov avoid being mounted?
Obuhov moves his hips nicely and gets into 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 Ajax Aquila Corvus will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R2#
A low kick from Aquila Corvus misses #TD2#
and Obuhov counters with a shoot takedown. Aquila Corvus fights it but they end up in guard.
Aquila Corvus trying to control the position.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Obuhov accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand. #SUB#
Aquila Corvus is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Obuhov defends well.
Aquila Corvus not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Obuhov postures up and lands a big shot to Aquila Corvus's brow.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Obuhov trying to control the position from guard on top but Aquila Corvus is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Obuhov looking to pass the guard.
Anton Obuhov has got the better of the ground game so far.
Obuhov wants to control from the top but Aquila Corvus keeps moving. #T1#
Obuhov content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Aquila Corvus keeping moving, preventing Obuhov from controlling successfully. #SUB#
Aquila Corvus escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Obuhov gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Obuhov looking to pass the guard.
Aquila Corvus trying to keep a closed guard but Obuhov is proving a slippery customer.
Aquila Corvus utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound. #T2#
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Obuhov scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Obuhov content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Obuhov accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Obuhov trying to control but Aquila Corvus is working from the bottom.
Obuhov is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Obuhov throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Aquila Corvus works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Aquila Corvus working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Obuhov.
Aquila Corvus is trying to control the position but Obuhov postures up.
Aquila Corvus keeping moving, preventing Obuhov from controlling successfully.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.#REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.#T3#
Aquila Corvus throws a right hand that misses
and Obuhov counters with a right hand to the body.
A lazy left from Obuhov finds it's target.
Aquila Corvus throws a hook but Obuhov avoids it easily.
Ajax Aquila Corvus is winning the standup battle so far.
Obuhov sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
A looping hook to the body misses from Aquila Corvus. Obuhov does a little dance to reset his feet.
A big right from Aquila Corvus misses.
A shot to the liver by Aquila Corvus. Beautiful body shot.
Aquila Corvus throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Aquila Corvus throws a hard body shot but it just misses. #T4#
Obuhov connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Ajax Aquila Corvus is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Aquila Corvus just misses with a punch to the body.
Aquila Corvus throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Aquila Corvus scores with a leg kick.
Obuhov loads up on a big right hand but Aquila Corvus slips the punch.
Aquila Corvus takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Obuhov bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Aquila Corvus's head.
A swing and a miss from Obuhov.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Obuhov wants to clinch up but Aquila Corvus keeps it at a distance.
A counter left hand to the body from Aquila Corvus misses its target.
Obuhov closes the distance and clinches up with Aquila Corvus, looking for a takedown. Obuhov pushes Aquila Corvus against the ropes but Aquila Corvus circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Aquila Corvus is looking to counter with a body kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the ring so we can get back down to business. This is the final round!
#R3#
The fighters circle momentarily. Obuhov darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.#CL2#
Obuhov gets a clinch.
Obuhov throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Aquila Corvus blocks it with crossed arms.
Aquila Corvus lands a shoulder strike.
Obuhov misses with a hook from the clinch.
Aquila Corvus stalling in the clinch but Obuhov improves position.
A left hand lands to the body for Obuhov.
Aquila Corvus is looking to break free of the clinch but Obuhov has double underhooks.
Aquila Corvus throws a punch but it's blocked by Obuhov.
A battle for position here, against the ropes.
Obuhov lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#BC#
Aquila Corvus's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Aquila Corvus swings for the body but Obuhov moves out of range.
Obuhov tries to clinch but Aquila Corvus is having none of it. #T1#
Aquila Corvus takes one to the chin there.#KD#
Aquila Corvus lands a big head kick that sends Obuhov tumbling to the mat! Aquila Corvus takes a step backwards and waves Obuhov back to his feet - he wants the finish!#ROC#
Obuhov is rocked!
Obuhov tests Aquila Corvus's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Obuhov is still on wobbly legs! Can Aquila Corvus finish him?
Aquila Corvus punishes Obuhov's body with a nice straight punch.
Obuhov seems to have recovered his senses.
Good standup being displayed there by Obuhov as he connects with a hook.
Aquila Corvus is looking to wear down Obuhov with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Obuhov wants to clinch up but Aquila Corvus keeps it at a distance.
Aquila Corvus throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Aquila Corvus lands a slapping body shot.
Aquila Corvus just misses with a punch to the body. #T2#
Aquila Corvus tries to land a front kick but Obuhov steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Aquila Corvus swings away with a body shot that misses
and Obuhov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Obuhov is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Aquila Corvus throwing a counter right hand but Obuhov manages to avoid it.
Obuhov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Aquila Corvus.
Obuhov tries to close the distance and clinch but Aquila Corvus swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Aquila Corvus throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Obuhov closes this distance looking for a takedown but Aquila Corvus circles away.
Aquila Corvus buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Aquila Corvus swings and misses with a hook to the body. #T3#
A slow jab from Aquila Corvus misses its intended target.
Obuhov looks like he wants to counter punch here.
A lazy body kick from Aquila Corvus
and Obuhov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Aquila Corvus throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Obuhov ducks right into an uppercut from Aquila Corvus.
Aquila Corvus throws a leg kick that is checked
and Obuhov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
The fighters circle momentarily. Aquila Corvus darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Obuhov doesn't manage to clinch there - Aquila Corvus circles away.
A chopping leg kick lands by Aquila Corvus.
Aquila Corvus pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
A shot to the body from Aquila Corvus misses
letting Obuhov counter with a right hand. #T4#
Nice jab there from Obuhov.
Obuhov is looking to clinch.
Obuhov takes a jab right on the kisser.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Obuhov scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Aquila Corvus scores with a sloppy right hand. Obuhov should have avoided that one. #CL2#
Obuhov darts in and clinches Aquila Corvus up against the ropes.
Aquila Corvus throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Aquila Corvus working aggressively here.
Obuhov blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Obuhov looking to throw knees to the head but Aquila Corvus is blocking nicely.
Aquila Corvus scores with an uppercut up the middle.#BC#
Aquila Corvus's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.

And that's the end of the fight!
Ajax Aquila Corvus showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Aquila Corvus 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 Paul Tew scores the fight 29:28
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 29:29
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 28:29

The fight is ruled a draw!

 

Event: Syn 594     
Date:   Sep 09, 2018
#R1#
Suf throws out a loose jab but Obuhov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Anton Obuhov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Suf throws the left hand but Obuhov avoids the punch easily.
Suf takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Obuhov jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
A combination from Obuhov does no damage.
Suf moves forwards but Obuhov connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Suf looks to score with a jab to the body but Obuhov is just out of range.
Obuhov connects with a jab.
Suf tries a low kick but Obuhov avoids it.
Obuhov has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Suf is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Suf throws out a loose jab but Obuhov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Suf bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Suf throws a shot from downtown. Obuhov moves away and avoids it.
Obuhov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Suf.
Obuhov connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Suf slips under a jab.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Obuhov connects with a body shot.
Suf throws a chopping leg kick but Obuhov manages to avoid taking any serious damage.#CL#
Suf has Obuhov up against the cage in a clinch.
Obuhov has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Suf after a bit of a struggle. #T1#
Obuhov blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Obuhov has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Suf after a bit of a struggle.
Suf prevents a body shot from Obuhov.
Obuhov blocks a body shot from Suf.
Suf misses with some punches.
Suf tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Suf lands with a short shot to the head. #TD2#
Obuhov is working on a single leg takedown against the cage. Suf can't fight it off and eventually Obuhov manages to take the fight to the floor. Suf looks annoyed but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Suf utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Obuhov stopping the sweep attempt from Suf.
Obuhov wants to control from the top but Suf keeps moving. #T2#
Suf is pulling down on Obuhov's head to control his posture.
Suf working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Obuhov.
Suf trying to keep a closed guard but Obuhov is proving a slippery customer.
Obuhov throws a strike but Suf rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top. #REVR##SUB2#
Obuhov has his foot on Suf's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Suf works his way back into a safe position though.#SUB2#
Obuhov is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Suf is aware though and is defending well.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Obuhov wants to sweep here but Suf controlling him for the moment.
Suf trying to control the position from guard on top but Obuhov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Suf is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions. #T3##SUB2#
Obuhov had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Suf defends it easily.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Suf's corner is telling him to maintain position.#SUB2#
Obuhov is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Suf is aware though and is defending well.#T4#
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Suf is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Obuhov looking to control but Suf passes into half guard.
Suf stalling.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Obuhov has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Suf is working away from the top position though.#REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Anton Obuhov will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.
#R2#
A looping hook to the body misses from Suf. Obuhov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Suf scores with a nice strike.
Suf swings and misses with a hook to the body. #TD2#
Suf gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Obuhov is working Suf over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Obuhov throws an elbow that misses. Suf uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Obuhov's guard. Nice move by Suf!#REVR#
Suf is looking to stand up but Obuhov won't let him.
Obuhov wants to sweep but no luck.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Obuhov is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Suf tries to free his leg and advance position but Obuhov is retaining full guard.
Obuhov controls Suf momentarily but Suf frees himself. #T1##SUB2#
Obuhov working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Suf doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Suf manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Obuhov keeping full guard, as Suf tries to pass.
Suf controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Obuhov wants to sweep but no luck. #SUB2#
Obuhov is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle. #SUB2#
Obuhov looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Suf passes into half guard. #T2#
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Suf wants to get back to his feet.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Suf tries to stand and escape but Obuhov is controlling the position. #SUB2#
Obuhov looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Suf seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense. #REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.#T3#
Suf throws a wild body kick that Obuhov sees coming a mile off.
Obuhov is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Suf displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination. #CUT#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
A clash of legs there as Obuhov blocks the low kick.
Obuhov now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Anton Obuhov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Suf displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Obuhov. #CL#
Suf has taken the fight to the clinch.
Suf tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Obuhov's elbow. #TD2#
Obuhov has clasped his hands together around Suf's back... aaand, he's got a takedown into side control. Nicely done.
Suf tries to buck Obuhov off but Obuhov is having none of it.
Obuhov is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.
Obuhov is trying to ground and pound but Suf uses the momentary lack of control by Obuhov to regain half guard.
Obuhov thows a huge punch but Suf dodges it nicely. #T4#
Obuhov looks to land a strike but Suf avoids it nicely and regains full guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Obuhov slips nicely into half guard.
Obuhov thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Suf is in a tricky position but he's been working on his transitions down at Hey Steves Fight Shack, so we'll see if he gets out of it.
Obuhov is keen to just control but Suf is a slippery customer.
Obuhov working Suf over with strikes.
Obuhov trying to control from Suf's half guard. Suf has other ideas though and has regained full guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Obuhov loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Bob Suf dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!
#R3#
Obuhov lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Obuhov fails with the takedown.
Suf connects with a solid leg kick.
Obuhov shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Obuhov takes one to the chin there.
Obuhov ducks under a wild hook from Suf.
Suf tries to bum rush Obuhov with a series of wild strikes but Obuhov uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Obuhov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Obuhov throws a body punch but Suf moves out of range.
Suf avoids the body shot from Obuhov.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Obuhov avoids the body shot from Suf.
Suf jabbing away but nothing is landing.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Obuhov! But no joy.
Suf blocks a jab.
Obuhov scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Obuhov shoots in looking for a takedown. Suf tries to sprawl out of it but Obuhov keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Suf manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing. #T1#
Obuhov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Suf.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Obuhov! But no joy.
Obuhov lands a really nice looking cross but Suf seems unphased.
Obuhov blocks a low kick nicely.
Suf on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Suf misses with an uppercut
letting Obuhov counter with a right hand.
Obuhov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Obuhov connects with the punch.
Obuhov has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Suf takes a swing at Obuhov's ribcage but misses.
Suf throws a lazy right hand but Obuhov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Obuhov fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Suf is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Obuhov.
Obuhov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Suf was well out of range. Poor timing from Obuhov.
Obuhov catches Suf with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Suf throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Obuhov misses with a looping left.
Obuhov lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Suf at a distance. #T2#
Nice sprawl there from Suf as Obuhov shoots in.
Bob Suf has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Obuhov.
Obuhov slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Obuhov goes for a double leg but Suf avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Suf continues to drive forward.
Suf goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Obuhov throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Suf counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Suf looks to throw the jab but Obuhov is out of range.
Obuhov misses with a looping left.
Suf throws a counter high kick but Obuhov was just alert enough to avoid it.
Obuhov moves out of range of the leg kick from Suf.
Obuhov missing with a left hand there. Suf was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Suf tries to counter by clinching up but Obuhov breaks away and moves out of range.#TD2#
Obuhov scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
Suf is positioning himself well to prevent Obuhov advancing to mount.
Suf's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.
Anton Obuhov has got the better of the ground game so far.
Suf blocking the ground and pound attempt from Obuhov. #T3#
Suf trying to control from the bottom.
Suf tries to get to full guard but Obuhov has control of the leg.
Suf gets full guard.
Obuhov has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Obuhov with a flurry of punches that miss.
Suf has momentary wrist control but Obuhov slips an elbow through the middle.
Suf keeping full guard, as Obuhov tries to pass.
Obuhov wants to control from the top but Suf keeps moving.
Obuhov landing some decent shots from guard. #T4#
Obuhov with a flurry of punches that miss.
Obuhov trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Suf tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Obuhov with a flurry of punches that miss.
Obuhov postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect. #REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Some bone on bone action there as Obuhov checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Suf takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK. #TD2#
Obuhov feints and then dives in with a takedown. That was a long way out but the feint bought him enough time to close the distance and complete the takedown. Now we'll play guard for a bit and see who can get the better of that position.
Suf keeping moving, preventing Obuhov from controlling successfully.
Obuhov pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Suf is keeping the position for now.

And that's the end of the fight!
Anton Obuhov comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Obuhov 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 Paul Tew scores the fight 28:29
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 28:29
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Anton Obuhov!

During a confident post fight interview, Anton Obuhov thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.

 

Event: Syn 590     
Date:   Aug 11, 2018
#R1#
Davidyan misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Obuhov.
Obuhov moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Obuhov loads up on a big right hand but Davidyan slips the punch.
Obuhov looks to score with a jab to the body but Davidyan is just out of range.
Obuhov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Davidyan.
Davidyan tries to land a front kick but Obuhov steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Obuhov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Davidyan.
Davidyan misses with a hook. Obuhov ducked under it nicely.
Davidyan lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Davidyan misses the body punch
and Obuhov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Davidyan throws a jab but it's blocked by Obuhov.
Obuhov throws a series of punches but Davidyan moves out of range.
Davidyan finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Davidyan throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Obuhov counters with a nice uppercut.
Gurgen Davidyan seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Davidyan scores with a sloppy right hand. Obuhov should have avoided that one.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Davidyan lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Obuhov throws a lazy uppercut
letting Davidyan counter with a right hand. #T1#
Davidyan wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
The fighters circling - Obuhov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Obuhov tries to score a power double leg takedown but Davidyan sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Obuhov somewhat.
Davidyan misses with a hook. Obuhov ducked under it nicely.
Davidyan avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Davidyan is looking to counter with a body kick.
Davidyan throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Obuhov stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Obuhov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Nice sprawl there from Davidyan as Obuhov shoots in.
Davidyan explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Gurgen Davidyan is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Davidyan thuds a left hand into Obuhov's body.
Davidyan dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Obuhov. That did some damage!
Davidyan throws a head kick that Obuhov semi-blocks.
Davidyan jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Obuhov checks the leg kick.#T2#
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
The fighters circling - Obuhov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Obuhov lands a jab.
A swing and a miss from Obuhov.
Obuhov swings widly with a right hand
and Davidyan counters with a nice body kick.
Davidyan feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Obuhov's calf.
Davidyan misses with a hook
enabling Obuhov to counter with a crisp jab.
Obuhov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Davidyan scores with a push kick.
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Gurgen Davidyan has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Obuhov.
Davidyan thuds his shin into the meat of Obuhov's side.
Davidyan throws a predictable looking body shot
letting Obuhov counter with a right hand.
Davidyan swings for the body but Obuhov moves out of range.
Obuhov misses with a left hand
letting Davidyan counter with a right hand.
Obuhov takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Obuhov slips under a jab from Davidyan.#T3#
Davidyan lands with a right hand.
Obuhov throws a hook but Davidyan avoids it easily.
Obuhov moves away from the strike by Davidyan.
A big right from Davidyan misses.
Obuhov throws a body punch but Davidyan moves out of range.
A big left from Davidyan misses.
Davidyan with a hook.
Obuhov moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Obuhov throws a body punch but Davidyan moves out of range.
The fighters circling - Davidyan throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Obuhov looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Davidyan, right into the meat.
Davidyan throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
A big left from Obuhov misses.
Obuhov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Davidyan.
Davidyan pivots, looking for a leg kick but Obuhov is out of range and Davidyan settles back down. #T4#
Davidyan lands a glancing blow to the side of Obuhov's head.
Davidyan throws a lazy uppercut
and Obuhov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Davidyan ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Obuhov moves away.
Despite the aggression on Obuhov's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Davidyan misses with a left hand
and Obuhov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.#TD2#
Obuhov looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Davidyan!
Obuhov landing with strikes to the head and body from side control.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Obuhov working his ground and pound in the gym. So far it seems to be working well.
Obuhov laying and praying for a moment but Davidyan takes advantage and regains half guard.
Obuhov throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Obuhov trying to control from half guard but Davidyan is working away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Gurgen Davidyan dominated that round.
That's time! Davidyan's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R2#
Obuhov shoots in looking for a takedown. Davidyan tries to sprawl out of it but Obuhov keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Davidyan manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Davidyan throws a wild body kick that Obuhov sees coming a mile off.
Obuhov throws out a loose jab but Davidyan uses good head movement to avoid it.
Obuhov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Davidyan appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Obuhov jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Obuhov blocks a head kick by Davidyan.
Davidyan is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Obuhov can do to turn this around?
Obuhov lands a jab.
Obuhov throws an overhand right that lands on Davidyan's shoulder, as Davidyan tries to avoid the shot.
Davidyan throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A big right from Davidyan misses.
Obuhov throws a lazy right hand but Davidyan sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Davidyan missing with a left hand there. Obuhov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Davidyan throws a low kick but it's checked well by Obuhov.
Gurgen Davidyan is winning the standup battle so far.
Obuhov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Davidyan feinted there with a counter leg kick.#T1#
Davidyan throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Obuhov swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Davidyan bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Obuhov tries to score a power double leg takedown but Davidyan sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Obuhov somewhat.
Davidyan scores with a kick to the midsection.
Davidyan connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Davidyan just misses with a punch to the body.
Davidyan tries a head kick but it misses.
Obuhov avoids the body shot from Davidyan.
Davidyan throws a jab when Obuhov was well out of range.
A little jabbing left from Obuhov on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Davidyan misses with a kick to the body.
Davidyan scores with a hook to the body. Obuhov takes a step back and tries to catch his breath. #T2#
Obuhov shoots in but no luck this time.
Gurgen Davidyan has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Obuhov.
Davidyan bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A little feinted left hand from Davidyan on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Obuhov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Davidyan.
Davidyan is looking to slow Obuhov down with leg kicks.
Good standup being displayed there by Obuhov as he connects with a hook.
Davidyan tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Obuhov was well out of range. Poor timing from Davidyan.
Obuhov misses with a hook. Davidyan ducked under it nicely.
Davidyan thuds a left hand into Obuhov's body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Davidyan throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
A cross from Obuhov lands.#TD2#
Obuhov closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Davidyan quickly recovers to half guard.
Obuhov thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Davidyan is trying to control but can't.
Obuhov stalling away here and it's allowed Davidyan to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard. #T3#
Obuhov throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Obuhov has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Obuhov is looking to work some ground and pound but Davidyan has wrist control.
Obuhov throwing strikes but missing.
Obuhov throws a strike but Davidyan rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top. #REVR#
Davidyan controlling from the top position. #SUB2#
Obuhov working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Davidyan has passed into half guard! #SUB2#
Obuhov looking for a kimura from the bottom but Davidyan passes into side control!#T4#
Obuhov looking for a sweep but Davidyan has passed into full mount! Oh no!
Obuhov regains half guard.
Obuhov is looking to improve his position.
Obuhov is trying to maintain the position but Davidyan is very close to passing his half guard.#SUB2#
Obuhov actively working from the bottom here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Gurgen Davidyan dominated that second round.
That's time! 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.
#R3#
Davidyan displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Obuhov.
Obuhov has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Davidyan.
Davidyan slips under a jab from Obuhov.
Davidyan gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Obuhov.
Davidyan throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Obuhov avoids the body shot from Davidyan.
The fighters circling - Davidyan throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Davidyan throws a hook to the side of Obuhov's head but Obuhov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Obuhov looks to score with a jab to the body but Davidyan is just out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Davidyan. Obuhov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Davidyan swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Obuhov throws a lazy right hand but Davidyan sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Obuhov keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Davidyan lands with a thumping leg kick.
Davidyan throws the left hand but Obuhov avoids the punch easily.
Obuhov is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.#T1#
Davidyan pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A nice leg kick lands there from Davidyan.
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Davidyan as he avoids it easily.
A thudding body kick lands there by Davidyan!
Davidyan avoids the body shot from Obuhov.
Obuhov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Davidyan cracks a nice hook into Obuhov's ribs.
A looping hook to the body misses from Davidyan. Obuhov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Obuhov throws a shot from downtown. Davidyan moves away and avoids it.
Davidyan tries to land a leg kick but Obuhov saw it coming and moves away.
Obuhov tests Davidyan's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Obuhov takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Davidyan bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Davidyan rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Obuhov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Gurgen Davidyan is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.#T2#
Davidyan misses with a straight right.
Obuhov misses with an uppercut. Davidyan saw that one coming.
Davidyan connects with a nice looking jab.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Obuhov lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Obuhov ducks right into an uppercut from Davidyan.
Obuhov moves out of range as Davidyan throws a body kick.
Obuhov looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Davidyan is fending him off so far but Obuhov persists. Nope, Davidyan circles away and we're back to standing.
Gurgen Davidyan has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Obuhov.
Obuhov swings widly with a right hand
and Davidyan counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Davidyan throws a right hand that misses
and Obuhov makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Davidyan swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Obuhov connects with the punch.
Obuhov might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
A big left from Obuhov misses.
Davidyan stuns Obuhov with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Davidyan lands a nice shot that snaps Obuhov's head back. #T3#
Obuhov shoots in and drives through. Davidyan sprawls well.
Obuhov shoots in looking for a takedown. Davidyan tries to sprawl out of it but Obuhov keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Davidyan manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Davidyan - that will leave a mark!
Davidyan jabs at Obuhov's body.
Anton Obuhov has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Obuhov scores with a jab to the head.
Nice takedown defense from Davidyan. No joy for Obuhov on that attempt.
Davidyan throws a body kick that misses
and Obuhov counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Davidyan throws a hook but Obuhov avoids it easily.
Davidyan connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Obuhov momentarily.
Obuhov takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Obuhov gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Davidyan.#T4#
Davidyan misses with a kick to the body
and Obuhov counters with a nice uppercut.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Davidyan lands with a straight right. Obuhov didn't see that one coming.
Obuhov bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Davidyan swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Obuhov.
Davidyan ducks under a wild hook from Obuhov.
A big left from Davidyan misses.
Obuhov lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Obuhov on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Davidyan slips under a jab from Obuhov.
Davidyan lands a head kick!
Obuhov rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Davidyan counters with a straight right hand.
Davidyan thows a body kick. Obuhov tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Obuhov throws an overhand right that lands on Davidyan's shoulder, as Davidyan tries to avoid the shot.
Davidyan misses with a wild body shot.
Obuhov walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.

And that's the end of the fight!
Gurgen Davidyan showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Davidyan, winning every round. Will the judges agree? They are the ones who matter, even if they are often depressingly incompetent. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 30:27
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 30:27
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Gurgen Davidyan!

Gurgen Davidyan really struggled to get his t-shirt on before his hand was raised. Making sure that Reaper Combatwear logo gets some air time is pretty tricky when you're all sweaty.

 

Event: Syn 586     
Date:   Jul 14, 2018
#R1#
Dog is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Obuhov.
Dog fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Obuhov is out of range.
A little feinted left hand from Obuhov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
A shot to the liver by Obuhov. Beautiful body shot.
Dog throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
It looked like Obuhov wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Junkyard Dog seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Dog throws a shot from downtown. Obuhov moves away and avoids it.
A shot to the liver by Dog. Beautiful body shot.
Dog uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Obuhov.
Obuhov looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Obuhov connects with a looping right hand.
Dog sizes up Obuhov with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dog misses with a low kick as Obuhov jumps back.
Obuhov is looking to counter punch.
Obuhov ducks under a wild hook from Dog.
An attempted straight right counter from Obuhov misses the target.
Obuhov takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Dog throws a big shot that misses.#T1#
Dog throws a shot from downtown. Obuhov moves away and avoids it.
Obuhov misses with a hook. Dog ducked under it nicely.
Obuhov swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Dog.
Obuhov slips under a jab.
Obuhov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Dog manages to avoid it.
Dog misses with a left hand
and Obuhov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Dog throws a push kick but Obuhov slaps the foot to one side.
Obuhov throws a body punch but Dog moves out of range.
Dog walks into a stiff left hand from Obuhov.
Dog throws a body shot but no joy.
Obuhov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Dog throws a lazy uppercut
and Obuhov counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Obuhov lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross. #T2#
Obuhov lands with a right hand.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Dog throws a quick inside leg kick.
Dog swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Obuhov counters with a left to the body.
Obuhov lands a jab to the head.
Obuhov takes one to the side of the head. #CUT2#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Obuhov dips to his left and cracks Dog with an uppercut!
Dog waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Obuhov.
Dog swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Junkyard Dog is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Dog throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Obuhov sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Obuhov moves out of range of the strikes.
Obuhov just misses with a punch to the body.
Obuhov with a nice cross.#T3#
Dog misses with a body shot
and Dog takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Dog misses with an uppercut
and Obuhov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Dog slaps away a takedown attempt from Obuhov, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Dog walks into a straight right hand from Obuhov.
Obuhov loads up on a big right hand but Dog slips the punch.
Dog is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Dog throws a chopping leg kick but Obuhov manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Obuhov misses with a straight left.
Dog walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Obuhov checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Obuhov shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Dog defends it nicely.#T4#
Obuhov defending well as Dog loads up on a big left hand.
Obuhov dives in for a single leg takedown but Dog sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Anton Obuhov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Dog throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Obuhov scores with a nice right hand.
Obuhov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Obuhov throws a big shot that misses.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Obuhov moves away from the strike by Dog.
Dog misses with a looping left.
Dog throws a hook but Obuhov avoids it easily.
Obuhov darts in looking for a takedown but Dog gets double underhooks and turns Obuhov into the cage.
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 Anton Obuhov will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov'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.
#R2#
Dog gets off balance looking for a body kick#TD#
and Obuhov counters with a nice double leg into side control. Dog won't be happy with that.
Dog sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Obuhov wants to take a breather but Dog is having none of it.
Obuhov working Dog over with strikes.
Dog is trying to get back to full guard.
Dog on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Dog tries to get to full guard but Obuhov has control of the leg.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Obuhov is trying to control the action in half guard but Dog is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Obuhov throwing shots but Dog is blocking nicely. #T1##SUB#
Obuhov 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.
Obuhov wants to take a breather but Dog is having none of it.
Obuhov trying to mount his opponent but Dog defends it.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Dog on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Obuhov looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Dog with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Dog is trying to get back to full guard.
Obuhov is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position. #T2#
Obuhov is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Dog looks like he's trying to stand up.
Obuhov looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Dog with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Obuhov 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.
Dog works his way to full guard. Good work.
Obuhov stopping the sweep attempt from Dog.
Dog keeping moving, preventing Obuhov from controlling successfully.
Obuhov stopping the sweep attempt from Dog.#T3#
Obuhov is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Dog can do to turn this around?
Obuhov is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound. #SUB2#
Dog is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Obuhov is aware though and is defending well.
Obuhov lands a couple of elbows.
Obuhov cracks Dog with a solid left hand.
Dog manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Obuhov manages to get himself to full guard. #REVB#
Dog postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Dog cracks Obuhov with a solid left hand.
Dog won't allow Obuhov to sweep him here.
Obuhov is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Dog throws a big elbow that misses.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#SU2#
Dog stands up from Obuhov's guard - Dog perhaps looking for a knockout. #T4#
Dog throws a poor cross that misses
and Dog takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Obuhov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Obuhov is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
A big right from Obuhov misses.
A slow jab from Dog misses its intended target.
Obuhov is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Dog avoids the body shot from Obuhov.
Dog throws a series of punches but Obuhov avoids them all with ease.
Dog stuns Obuhov with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Dog misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Obuhov.
The crowd cheers as Obuhov lands an impressive looking overhand right. Dog doesn't seem phased though.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Dog avoids the body shot from Obuhov.
Dog moves out of range of the strikes.
Obuhov lands a two punch combo.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov'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!
#R3#
Dog misses with a looping left.
Obuhov attempts a counter takedown but Dog avoids it well and moves away.
Obuhov misses with a takedown attempt
and Dog counters with a slapping leg kick.
Dog swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Dog misses with a left hand
and Obuhov counters with a nice body shot.
Obuhov fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Dog throws a hook but Obuhov blocks it.
Dog misses with a wild body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dog has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Dog there as he acknowledges the shot.
Dog throws a leg kick but Obuhov moved away.
Dog stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Dog wants it to stay on the feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Anton Obuhov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Dog throws the left hand but Obuhov avoids the punch easily.#T1#
Dog lands a slapping body shot.
Obuhov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Dog.
Obuhov goes for a double leg but Dog avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Dog continues to drive forward.
Obuhov lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Dog at a distance.
Dog swings widly with a right hand
and Obuhov makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Obuhov.
Obuhov scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.#TD#
Obuhov looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Dog!
Obuhov working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards. #T2#
Dog is being controlled here.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Obuhov working the body and head with strikes.
Dog is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Obuhov's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Dog is looking to improve his position.
Dog is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Obuhov scores with a couple of nice shots.
Junkyard Dog has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Dog wants to get back to his feet.
Dog has hold of Obuhov's hands but Obuhov slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Obuhov is just content to waste time from the top position. Dog takes advantage of the situation and regains full guard.
Obuhov content to stall in guard here. #T3#
Obuhov is in close to Dog's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Dog throwing some rather feeble looking strikes off his back.
Obuhov trying to control but Dog is working from the bottom.
Obuhov stands and throws Dog's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Dog takes a couple of big shots there - the referee warns him that he has to defend himself better.
The referee tells the fighters to keep busy.
Dog felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.
Obuhov working the head with strikes.
Dog manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Anton Obuhov overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.#T4##SUB#
Obuhov is looking for a kimura but Dog is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Obuhov to get the leverage.
Dog is looking to improve his position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#SUB2#
Dog looking for submissions off his back.
Anton Obuhov is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.#SUB2#
Dog looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Dog is refusing to be controlled, as Obuhov sits in half guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.#SUB2#
Dog is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Obuhov pulls his head out easily.
Obuhov lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 30:27
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 30:27
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Anton Obuhov!

A very excited looking Anton Obuhov 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.

 

Event: Syn 584     
Date:   Jun 30, 2018
#R1#
Rumlow takes a swing at Obuhov's ribcage but misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Obuhov! But no joy.
Obuhov slips a jab from Rumlow.
Obuhov connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Rumlow's hands.
Rumlow tried to score with a low kick but Obuhov checks it.
Obuhov throws a series of punches but Rumlow moves out of range.
A counter left hand to the body from Rumlow misses its target.
Rumlow is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Obuhov.
We've been told by Rumlow's head coaches at Mary Gracies Jiu Jitsu that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Rumlow lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rumlow pivots, looking for a leg kick but Obuhov is out of range and Rumlow settles back down.
Rumlow swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Obuhov throws a hook but Rumlow blocks it.
Rumlow is looking for a counter combo.#T1#
Obuhov misses with a shot to the body
and Rumlow counters with a low kick, right behind Obuhov 's knee.
Obuhov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Obuhov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Rumlow looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Obuhov swings widly with a right hand
and Rumlow counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Obuhov thinking.
Obuhov tries for a takedown but Rumlow circles away easily
and Rumlow counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head. #CUT#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Rumlow misses with a hook. Obuhov ducked under it nicely.
Obuhov takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Obuhov punishes Rumlow's body with a nice straight punch.
Rumlow swings widly with a right hand
and Obuhov counters with a straight punch to the midsection.#T2#
Obuhov fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
As Obuhov backs away, Rumlow returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Brock Rumlow has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Obuhov.#CL#
Rumlow closes the distance and clinches.
A shot in the inside from Obuhov.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rumlow lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Rumlow misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rumlow lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A shot in the inside from Rumlow.
Rumlow throws a head punch that misses.
Obuhov working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Rumlow working aggressively here.
Rumlow has a couple of punches blocked by Obuhov.
Obuhov is working for takedown but Rumlow is calmly controlling the position for now.
Rumlow lands a nice uppercut.#T3#
Obuhov tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Rumlow avoids it.
Obuhov tries to land a knee to the head but Rumlow blocks with his arms.
Obuhov wants a takedown but no success here.
Rumlow lands a right hand that snaps the head of Obuhov backwards.
Rumlow lands with a left to the head.
Rumlow misses with the head strike.
A shot in the inside from Rumlow.
Rumlow misses with some punches.
Rumlow misses with a hook from the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rumlow.
A short right from Rumlow.
Rumlow lands an uppercut.
Obuhov with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Obuhov wants a takedown. #TD2#
Obuhov wants the takedown. Rumlow is fighting it off but Obuhov persists and manages to bring the fight to the ground, ending up in Rumlow's guard against the cage.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rumlow pulls Obuhov in close to prevent any damage.
Obuhov throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent. #T4#
Rumlow has his hands on Obuhov's head, controlling the position.
Rumlow's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.
Obuhov working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Rumlow is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Obuhov throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Obuhov content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Obuhov wants to pass the guard but Rumlow is keeping the position.
Rumlow has his hands on Obuhov's head, controlling the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Brock Rumlow dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
That's time! Rumlow's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R2#
Rumlow throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Obuhov's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Rumlow connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Obuhov scrambles back to his feet.#KD#
Rumlow drops Obuhov with a hook right on the temple. He thinks about going to the ground but Obuhov looks back up at him and smiles so Rumlow waves him back to his feet - he obviously thinks he can knock him out after that shot landed. #ROC#
Obuhov is rocked!
Rumlow drops a shoulder and throws a monster hook that connects perfectly to the side of Obuhov's head, knocking him out cold! Rumlow is extatic as he celebrates with his cornermen.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:25 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Brock Rumlow!
Brock Rumlow thanked the fans post fight for their support.

 

Event: Syn 582     
Date:   Jun 15, 2018
#R1#
A big left from Kaunismieli misses.
Obuhov throws out a counter right but Kaunismieli avoids it with no problem.
Kaunismieli lands an overhand right.#CUT#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Obuhov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Obuhov connects with a looping right hand.
Kaunismieli showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Obuhov. #TD2#
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Obuhov was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
Obuhov trying to control the action but Kaunismieli is working from the bottom.
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Obuhov lands a decent elbow from side control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#T1#
Obuhov looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Kaunismieli is avoiding damage well.
Obuhov sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Kaunismieli is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position.
Obuhov cracks Kaunismieli with a big right hand but Kaunismieli just smiles back at him and invites him to have another go.
Kaunismieli struggling a bit here.
Kaunismieli defending against the ground and pound.
Obuhov trying to control the position but Kaunismieli is working away.
Kaunismieli is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Obuhov wants to pass to mount but Kaunismieli is defending the position.
Obuhov thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas. #T2#
Obuhov is thwarting Kaunismieli's attempts to control the position.
Kaunismieli is trying is best to control the position here.
Obuhov wants to lay and pray for a moment but Kaunismieli keeps working.
Obuhov missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Obuhov not doing much here.
Obuhov is trying to control the action in half guard but Kaunismieli is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard. #T3#
Obuhov is nestled in close to Kaunismieli, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Kaunismieli is refusing to be controlled, as Obuhov sits in half guard.
Kaunismieli tries to get to full guard but Obuhov has control of the leg.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Kaunismieli keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Obuhov thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Kaunismieli's head.
Obuhov controlling the pace. #REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Kaunismieli fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Obuhov has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Obuhov scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Kaunismieli doesn't seem bothered though.
Obuhov fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss. #T4#
Obuhov moves away from the strike by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch but Obuhov is having none of it.
Obuhov cracks Kaunismieli with an open hand slap.
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Kaunismieli scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Obuhov staying out of range there.
A nice side step and Obuhov releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Obuhov connects with a nice looking jab.
Obuhov will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Nice defenses there by Obuhov.
Obuhov looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Kalervo Kaunismieli is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Obuhov misses with a jab, cross combination.
Kaunismieli throws a nice looking combination but Obuhov bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Kaunismieli is really struggling to find his range with his punches. Obuhov's reach advantage is clearly causing him problems.
Obuhov avoids the body shot from Kaunismieli.
Obuhov bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Obuhov checks a leg kick.
Obuhov misses with a double jab.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R2#
A looping hook to the body misses from Obuhov. Kaunismieli does a little dance to reset his feet.
Kaunismieli lands the left hand.
Kaunismieli has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Kaunismieli there as he acknowledges the shot.
A big left from Kaunismieli misses.
Kaunismieli lands with a shot to the body.
Obuhov wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Obuhov looks to land a right hand but Kaunismieli moved out of range.
Kaunismieli throws a big shot that misses.
A looping hook to the body misses from Obuhov. Kaunismieli does a little dance to reset his feet.
Obuhov looks to score with a jab to the body but Kaunismieli is just out of range.
An attempted straight right counter from Kaunismieli misses the target.
Kaunismieli rushes in with a sloppy looking punch #TD2#
and Obuhov counters with a nice double leg into side control. Kaunismieli won't be happy with that.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Obuhov trying to control the action but Kaunismieli is working from the bottom.
Kaunismieli tries to get back to half guard but can't.#T1#
Kaunismieli struggling a bit here.
Obuhov cracks Kaunismieli with an elbow. That is naaassty.
Kaunismieli struggling a bit here.
Obuhov is chipping away with strikes.
Kaunismieli can't do much from the bottom here.
Anton Obuhov has got the better of the ground game so far.
Obuhov 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.
Obuhov working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter.
Obuhov trying to control the position but Kaunismieli is working away. #T2#
Obuhov landing a few strikes.
Obuhov creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Kaunismieli sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
Kaunismieli is not content to let Obuhov control the position.
Kaunismieli is looking to reverse the position.
Obuhov sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Kaunismieli is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position.
Kaunismieli is not content to let Obuhov control the position.
Obuhov throwing ground and pound but whilst doing so, he forgets to control position and Kaunismieli works his way back to half guard. Good composure under pressure. #T3#
Obuhov not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Kaunismieli is trying to maintain the position but Obuhov is very close to passing his half guard.
Obuhov throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Obuhov seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Obuhov looks to land a strike but Kaunismieli avoids it nicely and regains full guard.
Obuhov throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Kaunismieli works some decent striking defense from the bottom. #T4#
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Obuhov throws a strike but Kaunismieli rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top. #REVR#
Kaunismieli trying to control but Obuhov is working from the bottom.
Kaunismieli is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Obuhov trying to keep a closed guard but Kaunismieli is proving a slippery customer.
Obuhov keeping moving, preventing Kaunismieli from controlling successfully.
Kaunismieli is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Obuhov is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Kaunismieli won't allow Obuhov to sweep him here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!
#R3#
Kaunismieli misses with the combination.
Kaunismieli throws the kick towards the body but Obuhov avoids it.
Kaunismieli throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kaunismieli clobbers Obuhov with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
No joy there for Obuhov, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Kaunismieli is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Obuhov.
Kaunismieli ducks under a wild hook from Obuhov.
Obuhov fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Kaunismieli pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kaunismieli looks to clinch
letting Obuhov counter with a right hand.
Obuhov shoots in and drives through. Kaunismieli sprawls well.
Kaunismieli misses the jab.
Obuhov has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Obuhov scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Obuhov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Obuhov moves into range and connects with a jab. #T1#
Obuhov lands a really nice looking cross but Kaunismieli seems unphased.
Obuhov lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Obuhov misses with a lunging right hand
and Kaunismieli counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Kaunismieli lunges at Obuhov with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Obuhov's hand.
Obuhov throws a right hand that misses
and Kaunismieli counters with a straight right hand.
Obuhov has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli lands a jab.
Obuhov scores with a sloppy right hand. Kaunismieli should have avoided that one.
Obuhov blocks the body kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kaunismieli ducks under a wild hook from Obuhov.
Kaunismieli takes a swing at Obuhov's ribcage but misses.
Anton Obuhov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Kaunismieli misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Kaunismieli misses with a looping left.#T2#
Kaunismieli scores with a shot to the body.
Kaunismieli scores with the left hand. Obuhov knows he should have avoided that one.
Obuhov thuds his right hand into Kaunismieli's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Obuhov goes for a double leg but Kaunismieli avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Kaunismieli continues to drive forward.
Kalervo Kaunismieli has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Obuhov.
Obuhov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Kaunismieli sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kaunismieli looks to score with a jab to the body but Obuhov is just out of range.
Obuhov's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Kaunismieli connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Obuhov scrambles back to his feet.
Kaunismieli has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Kaunismieli there as he acknowledges the shot.
Kaunismieli shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Kaunismieli connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Obuhov throws a body punch but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
Kaunismieli lands with an overhand left.
A jab from Kaunismieli misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Obuhov! But no joy.
Kaunismieli staying out of range there.
Kalervo Kaunismieli has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Obuhov has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.#T3##TD2#
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown and gets it.
Kaunismieli on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Obuhov is nestled in close to Kaunismieli, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Kaunismieli slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Obuhov trying to control the position from guard on top but Kaunismieli is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kaunismieli preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Obuhov is working Kaunismieli over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Kaunismieli controls Obuhov momentarily but Obuhov frees himself. #T4#
Obuhov in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Obuhov throws a big right hand that misses.
Anton Obuhov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Obuhov is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Obuhov has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Obuhov throws a strike but Kaunismieli rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top. #REVR#
Kaunismieli stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Obuhov swivels though and keeps the full guard. #SUB2#
Obuhov looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar. #SUB2#
Obuhov throws his legs up looking to secure a triangle. Oh, that looks pretty tight, I gotta say! Kaunismieli escapes and throws Obuhov's legs to the side, diving into side control!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Obuhov tries to buck Kaunismieli off but Kaunismieli is having none of it.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Kalervo Kaunismieli.
I think Obuhov 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 Sam Margolis scores the fight 28:30
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 28:29
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Anton Obuhov!

After the fight, Anton Obuhov 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.

 

Event: Syn 576 - On The Verge     
Date:   May 04, 2018
#R1#
Obuhov scores with a nice strike.
A jab from Spartan misses.
Spartan pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Spartan throws an overhand right that lands on Obuhov's shoulder, as Obuhov tries to avoid the shot.
Obuhov ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown but Spartan shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Good work by Obuhov as he checks the leg kick.
Spartan misses with a double jab
enabling Obuhov to counter with a crisp jab.
Obuhov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Obuhov checks a leg kick.
Sloppy strikes from Obuhov. Those never looked like landing.
Spartan throws a leg kick
and Obuhov counters with a nice body shot.
Obuhov drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Spartan jabs Obuhov right on the nose. Obuhov blinks but takes it well.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A leg kick checked by Obuhov.
Spartan slips a straight right by Obuhov.
Obuhov swinging wildly here. #T1#
Obuhov connects with the punch.
Obuhov works Spartan's body with a nice hook.
Spartan misses with a head kick.
Spartan misses with a leg kick
and Obuhov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Spartan misses with a head kick.
It looked like Obuhov wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Nice cross by Obuhov.
Spartan throws a big shot that misses.
Obuhov seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Obuhov connects with a right hand. Spartan shakes it off.
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown but Spartan shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Obuhov scores with a one two! Spartan had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes. #CL2#
Spartan gets a clinch.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Spartan lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Obuhov wants a takedown but no success here.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Anton Obuhov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Obuhov looking for a takedown.
Spartan tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage. #BC2#
Spartan pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.#T2#
Spartan throws a front kick aimed at Obuhov's knee but Obuhov avoids it well.
Spartan slips a jab from Obuhov.
Spartan looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Danga de danga de dang - Obuhov scores with a four punch combination!
Obuhov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Spartan manages to avoid it.
Spartan wants to counter the offense by Obuhov and move into the clinch position.
Obuhov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Spartan will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
A solid leg kick lands there for Spartan. #CL2#
Spartan closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage. #TD2#
Spartan wants the takedown. Obuhov is fighting it off but Spartan persists and manages to bring the fight to the ground, ending up in Obuhov's guard against the cage.#SUB#
Obuhov is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Spartan is aware though and is defending well.
Spartan must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Spartan won't allow Obuhov to sweep him here.
Spartan trying to control the position from guard on top but Obuhov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Spartan won't allow Obuhov to sweep him here.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Obuhov trying to control the position. #SUB#
Obuhov is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Spartan is aware though and is defending well.#T3#
Spartan looking to pass the guard.
Spartan works a leg free and moves into half guard. #SUB2#
Spartan wants to work for an arm triangle but Obuhov is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Spartan is looking to pass Obuhov's guard but actually Obuhov recovers to full guard.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Obuhov is on top in guard. #REVR#
Obuhov won't allow Spartan to sweep him here.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Obuhov wants to control from the top but Spartan keeps moving. #T4#
Obuhov distracts Spartan with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Obuhov landing some decent shots from guard.
Spartan is trying to control the position from the bottom.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Obuhov preventing the sweep.
Obuhov landing some decent shots from guard.
Obuhov not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Obuhov trying to control but Spartan is working from the bottom.
Obuhov pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Spartan is keeping the position for now. #SUB2#
Spartan has his foot on Obuhov's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Obuhov works his way back into a safe position though.
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 Anton Obuhov will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!
#R2#
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Spartan throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Obuhov misses with a two punch combination.
Spartan only half commits to the counter leg kick.
A big right from Obuhov misses.
The crowd cheers as Obuhov lands an impressive looking overhand right. Spartan doesn't seem phased though.
Spartan lands a jab.
Obuhov throws a body shot but no joy.
Spartan getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Obuhov checks the leg kick.
Obuhov swings for the body but Spartan moves out of range.
Spartan misses with a low kick.#CL2#
Spartan gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Spartan blocks a body shot from Obuhov.
Obuhov blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Obuhov working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.#TD2#
Spartan lands a takedown into guard.
This has been an exciting period of action!#SUB#
Obuhov is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Spartan is aware though and is defending well.#T1#
Spartan trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Obuhov manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Spartan manages to get himself to full guard. #REVR#
Obuhov won't allow Spartan to sweep him here. #SUB2#
Spartan is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Obuhov is aware though and is defending well.#SUB2#
Spartan looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
We've been hearing that Obuhov has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Spartan has momentary wrist control but Obuhov slips an elbow through the middle.#SUB2#
Obuhov avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Obuhov wants to control from the top but Spartan keeps moving. #SUB2#
Spartan has his foot on Obuhov's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Obuhov works his way back into a safe position though.
Obuhov working some strikes from top position.#T2#
Obuhov won't allow Spartan to sweep him here. #SUB2#
Spartan working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Obuhov doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Obuhov manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Obuhov landing some decent shots from guard.
Obuhov with a nice head shot there.
Obuhov trying to control but Spartan is working from the bottom.
Spartan looking to control.
Obuhov 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.#SUB2#
Spartan escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Obuhov gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Anton Obuhov overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Obuhov with a nice head shot there.#T3#
Obuhov content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Spartan trying to control the position.
Obuhov trying to control the position from guard on top but Spartan is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Obuhov won't allow Spartan to sweep him here. #SUB2#
Spartan throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Obuhov working some strikes from top position.
Obuhov pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Spartan is keeping the position for now.
Obuhov works over Spartan with some ground and pound from guard.
Spartan controls Obuhov momentarily but Obuhov frees himself.
Obuhov wants to control from the top but Spartan keeps moving. #T4#
Obuhov is working Spartan over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Obuhov 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.
Obuhov stands up over Spartan, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head. #SUB2#
Spartan is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Obuhov is aware though and is defending well.
Obuhov content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots. #SUB2#
Spartan isolates an arm and boxes in a triangle. Obuhov stacks Spartan 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 Obuhov!
Spartan tries to buck Obuhov off but Obuhov is having none of it.
Obuhov working the head with strikes.
Obuhov lands a nice forearm strike.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov dominated that second round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. This is the final round!
#R3#
Spartan doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.#TD#
Obuhov looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Spartan!
Spartan takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.
Spartan tries to bench press Obuhov off him but Obuhov keeps the position.
Spartan regains half guard.
Spartan tries to get to full guard but Obuhov has control of the leg.
Obuhov looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Spartan with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Spartan wants to get back to full guard but Obuhov has mounted him!
The crowd growing excited in anticipation of a finish here! Right on cue, Obuhov cracks his opponent with a massive right hand that draws loud cheers!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Obuhov lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
Obuhov working Spartan over with strikes here.
Obuhov looking to finish Spartan with some ground and pound. This is bad for Spartan!
Obuhov landing shots from mount. #T1#
Spartan is working to get back to half guard.
Spartan sneaks a leg back under and regains half guard and is working straight away to try and get back to guard. He hasn't managed just yet though.
Obuhov is controlling the pace.
Spartan trying to keep hold of his opponent's head but Obuhov manages to pass to mount!
Obuhov dominating with strikes here.
Obuhov avoids the attempt from Spartan to control.
Obuhov pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.
Spartan is trying desperately to improve position.
Furio Spartan has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Obuhov with the ground and pound from mount.
Obuhov raining down hammerfists from mount.
Obuhov with shots to the head and body - Spartan looks very uncomfortable down there. #ROC#
Spartan is rocked!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Obuhov tries to control but Spartan wriggling away.
Spartan is still in real trouble! Can Obuhov finish him?
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!
Spartan takes a big shot to the dome and his eyes have rolled back in his head! Obuhov's killer instinct has kicked in as he finishes the fight with more strikes. Impressive finish.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:39 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Anton Obuhov!
Anton Obuhov seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.

 

Event: Syn 572 - No Surrender     
Date:   Apr 07, 2018
#R1#
Obuhov looks to score with a jab to the body but Timmermans is just out of range.
Obuhov goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Obuhov scores with the left hand. Timmermans knows he should have avoided that one.
Obuhov lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Obuhov fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Timmermans looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Sloppy strikes from Obuhov. Those never looked like landing.
Obuhov misses with an uppercut. #TD#
Timmermans throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Obuhov was covering up waiting for the punch and Timmermans finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Timmermans connects with a couple of short punches.
Timmermans has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Timmermans works over Obuhov with some ground and pound from guard.
Timmermans is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Timmermans makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.#T1#
Timmermans postures up in Obuhov's guard and throws a big left but Obuhov blocks it.
Timmermans wants to control from the top but Obuhov keeps moving.
Obuhov is trying to control the position but Timmermans postures up. #SUB2#
Obuhov looking for subs off his back but Timmermans has passed one foot through into half guard.
Obuhov tries to get to full guard but Timmermans has control of the leg.
Timmermans has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Obuhov trying to hold on to Timmermans's head to control him but Timmermans postures up.
Timmermans takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Timmermans is keen to just control but Obuhov is a slippery customer.#T2#
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.#SUB2#
Obuhov looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Timmermans thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Obuhov's head.
Obuhov tries to roll over but Timmermans keeps him under control.#SUB2#
Obuhov looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Obuhov regains full guard. Nicely done. #SUB2#
Obuhov looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Obuhov looking to control. #T3#
Timmermans wants to control from the top but Obuhov keeps moving.
Obuhov is trying to keep Timmermans in close.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
Obuhov keeping moving, preventing Timmermans from controlling successfully. #REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Obuhov swinging wildly here.
Timmermans throws a front kick that sends Obuhov stumbling back into the cage.
Timmermans pivots, looking for a leg kick but Obuhov is out of range and Timmermans settles back down.
Timmermans moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Timmermans throws a solid leg kick but Obuhov takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Timmermans.
Timmermans throws an overhand right that lands on Obuhov's shoulder, as Obuhov tries to avoid the shot.
Obuhov throws out a counter right but Timmermans avoids it with no problem.
Obuhov connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Timmermans's hands.#T4#
Obuhov shoots for a double leg takedown but Timmermans sprawls well. He's pushed Obuhov's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Obuhov misses with a hook.
Obuhov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Timmermans.
A punch combination from Obuhov misses.
Obuhov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Timmermans lands a nice leg kick that just misses Obuhov's sensitive parts.
A punch lands to the side of Obuhov 's head but he takes it in his stride.#CUT#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Obuhov shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Timmermans pinned against the cage. Timmermans gets the underhooks and manages to circle away. #TD#
Timmermans throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Obuhov tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Timmermans is in Obuhov's guard.#SUB2#
Obuhov working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Timmermans doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Timmermans manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Timmermans stopping the sweep attempt from Obuhov.
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 Casper Timmermans will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.
#R2#
Decent striking displayed by Timmermans there.
Obuhov tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Timmermans defends well and Obuhov ends up having to push Timmermans into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Anton Obuhov seems to be getting the better of the standup.#TD2#
Obuhov gets the takedown into side control.
Obuhov looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Timmermans is avoiding damage well.
Obuhov working away.
Timmermans managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Obuhov.
Obuhov misses with an attempted head punch from side control.
Obuhov misses with an attempted head punch from side control.
Obuhov working away.
Obuhov lands a nice forearm strike.
Timmermans manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Timmermans gets full guard.
Obuhov lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Obuhov throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Timmermans works some decent striking defense from the bottom. #T1#
Obuhov is fighting to break Timmermans's control of his arms but Timmermans is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Obuhov missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Obuhov has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Obuhov throws a big elbow that misses.
Obuhov looking to pass the guard.
Obuhov looking to sit in guard and control but Timmermans gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top. #REVR#
Timmermans trying to control but Obuhov is working from the bottom.
Timmermans pushes down on Obuhov's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Obuhov is refusing to be controlled, as Timmermans sits in half guard. #T2#
Timmermans performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Obuhov wants to get back to full guard.
Timmermans wants to control but Obuhov is keeping him busy.
The fighters are battling for position here. Obuhov manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Timmermans postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Obuhov working a defensive guard but Timmermans manages to pass into side control anyway.
Timmermans working the body and head with strikes.
Check out the look on Timmermans's face as he threw that strike - that's one determined fighter!
Obuhov regains half guard.#T3#
Obuhov is looking for a sweep. Timmermans is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Timmermans is looking to take a break and control but Obuhov is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Obuhov is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Obuhov gets full guard.
Timmermans cracks Obuhov with a solid left hand.#SUB2#
Obuhov looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Timmermans wants to control from the top but Obuhov keeps moving.
Timmermans tries to free his leg and advance position but Obuhov is retaining full guard.
Obuhov utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound. #T4#
Obuhov can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Timmermans controls the pace.
Timmermans stands up over Obuhov, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head. #SUB2#
Obuhov throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Timmermans sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Obuhov 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.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Timmermans 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.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Anton Obuhov will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!
#R3#
Obuhov misses with a body shot.
It looked like Timmermans wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Obuhov is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Obuhov misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Timmermans ducks under a wild hook from Obuhov.
Timmermans stuffs the takedown attempt from Obuhov. Obuhov gets slowly back to his feet.
Obuhov throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Obuhov throws a right hand that Timmermans ducks under and follows up with a left that Timmermans also avoids with ease.
Timmermans misses with a hook to the body
and Obuhov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Obuhov looks to score with a jab to the body but Timmermans is just out of range.
Timmermans throws a lazy right hand but Obuhov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.#TD#
Timmermans feints and then dives in with a takedown. That was a long way out but the feint bought him enough time to close the distance and complete the takedown. Now we'll play guard for a bit and see who can get the better of that position.
Obuhov keeping moving, preventing Timmermans from controlling successfully.
Timmermans is really struggling to control Obuhov but he's trying to hold on to the position.#T1#
Obuhov wants to improve his position but instead Timmermans has moved into half guard.
Obuhov is refusing to be controlled, as Timmermans sits in half guard.
Obuhov is looking to improve his position.
Timmermans scoring with strikes to the body and head. #SUB2#
Obuhov looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Obuhov tries to roll over but Timmermans keeps him under control.#T2#
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Timmermans looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Obuhov with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Timmermans scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Obuhov has hold of Timmermans's hands but Timmermans slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Obuhov is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Timmermans not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Timmermans is controlling the pace.
Timmermans prevents Obuhov from improving his position.
Timmermans scoring with strikes to the body and head. #T3#
Timmermans trying to pass the guard but Obuhov defending well.
Obuhov is looking for a sweep. Timmermans is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.#SUB2#
Obuhov is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Timmermans pulls his head out easily.
Timmermans working Obuhov over with strikes. #SUB2#
Obuhov looking for submissions off his back.
Timmermans working Obuhov over with strikes.
Timmermans scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Obuhov is looking for a sweep. Timmermans is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Casper Timmermans overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.#T4#
Obuhov on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Timmermans landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent. #ROC#
Obuhov is rocked!
Timmermans seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Obuhov is still in real trouble! Can Timmermans finish him?
Timmermans is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound. #SUB2#
Obuhov actively working from the bottom here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Still in half guard, Timmermans seems content to control.

And that's the end of the fight!
Casper Timmermans showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Timmermans 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 Andrew Berry scores the fight 29:28
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 29:28
Judge James Glass scores the fight 30:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Casper Timmermans!

A relieved looking Casper Timmermans thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

Event: Syn 569 - Heavy Lies The Crown     
Date:   Mar 17, 2018
#R1#
Obuhov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
It seemed like Obuhov was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Obuhov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Zaire.
Zaire feinted with a counter takedown.
Obuhov blocks a jab.
Zaire gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Obuhov takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing. #CUT#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Obuhov tries to bum rush Zaire with a series of wild strikes but Zaire uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Zaire swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Zaire throws the kick towards the body but Obuhov avoids it.#TD2#
Obuhov shoots in from a long way out. He's driving through with the takedown attempt and he eventually gets it, landing in Zaire's guard.
Zaire looking for a sweep. Not yet Zaire, not yet.
Obuhov pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Zaire is keeping the position for now.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Zaire looking for a sweep. Not yet Zaire, not yet. #SUB#
Zaire working for a triangle but Obuhov defends it easily.
Obuhov working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound. #T1#
Obuhov throwing strikes from guard but Zaire blocks nicely.
Obuhov advances to half guard.
Obuhov throwing shots but Zaire is blocking nicely. #SUB#
Zaire looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Ground and pound from Obuhov.
Zaire on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Obuhov trying to control the action but Zaire is working from the bottom.
Obuhov passes to full mount!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#T2#
Obuhov dominating with strikes here.
Zaire keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Obuhov landing strikes from the mount.
Obuhov prevents Zaire from getting the reversal.
Obuhov fakes a shot to the body and cracks his opponent in the head. Nice ground and pound there!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Zaire is trying to escape the mount.
Obuhov scoring with some good ground and pound from mount here. Will he manage to finish Zaire?
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Obuhov landing punches.
Obuhov lands with some vicious ground and pound - can Zaire hang on?
Zaire is in a horrible position here. Obuhov smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
Zaire wants to control but Obuhov is having none of it.#T3#
Obuhov is in the full mount, landing strikes.
Obuhov scoring with some good ground and pound from mount here. Will he manage to finish Zaire?
Obuhov is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Zaire can't stay in a position like this for much longer. #ROC2#
Zaire is rocked!
Obuhov loads up on a couple of big shots to the head that have Zaire scrambling to escape. He can't get free though and several more unanswered shots from Obuhov land to the head. The referee has no choice but to stop the fight. Obuhov stands and salutes the crowd.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:43 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Anton Obuhov!
A very excited looking Anton Obuhov rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.

 

Event: Syn 562 - Clash o/t Behemoths     
Date:   Jan 27, 2018
#R1#
Murhaa slips a jab and a cross from Obuhov.
Obuhov checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Obuhov throws a combination that misses
and Murhaa counters with a straight right hand.#CUT#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Nice cross by Obuhov.
Jab from Murhaa.
A big right from Obuhov misses. #TD2#
Obuhov feints and then dives in with a takedown. That was a long way out but the feint bought him enough time to close the distance and complete the takedown. Now we'll play guard for a bit and see who can get the better of that position.
Obuhov scoring with some ground and pound.
Obuhov has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Obuhov scoring with punches to the head and body.
Murhaa manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Obuhov manages to get himself to full guard. #REVR#
This has been an exciting period of action!
Murhaa postures up.
Murhaa is stalling in the full guard. #SU#
Murhaa gets to his feet and steps away from his opponent. #T1#
Obuhov punishes Murhaa's body with a nice straight punch.
Obuhov shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Murhaa counters with a nice leg kick.
Murhaa throws a leg kick but Obuhov moved away.
Obuhov is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Obuhov swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
An attempted straight right counter from Murhaa misses the target.
Murhaa scores with a jab.#TD2#
Obuhov scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
Obuhov landing a few strikes.
Obuhov trying to control the position but Murhaa is working away.
The ground and pound from Obuhov seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.
Murhaa struggling a bit here.
Obuhov working the ground and pound from side control.#T2#
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!
Murhaa prevents Obuhov from moving into mount.
Obuhov throwing strikes but missing, from side control.
Murhaa is not content to let Obuhov control the position.
Obuhov tries to move to mount but Murhaa blocks the move with his legs.
Obuhov works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
Obuhov misses with the ground and pound.
Murhaa tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Obuhov wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Obuhov working the ground and pound but Murhaa is defending the strikes.
Obuhov tries to cartwheel into mount but he doesn't manage it. #T3#
Obuhov grinds an elbow into Murhaa's temple.
Murhaa defending against the ground and pound.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Murhaa is looking for a sweep.
Obuhov throwing ground and pound but whilst doing so, he forgets to control position and Murhaa works his way back to half guard. Good composure under pressure.
Obuhov is trying to control. Murhaa wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Obuhov controlling the action here.
Murhaa keeping hold of Obuhov's head, controlling as best he can. #T4#
Murhaa pushes Obuhov off looking to stand but Obuhov dives back in and keeps control.
Obuhov thows a huge punch but Murhaa dodges it nicely.
Obuhov is pressing down on Murhaa's thigh, looking to free his foot. Murhaa is holding on for now.
Murhaa is staying active underneath Obuhov, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Obuhov slips a nice elbow through Murhaa's hands, connecting with Murhaa's forehead.
Murhaa trying to control but Obuhov postures up.
Murhaa moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Murhaa can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Obuhov controls the pace.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R2#
Murhaa ducks under a wild hook from Obuhov.
Murhaa uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Obuhov.
It looked like Murhaa wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
A jab from Obuhov does it's job there.#TD2#
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Obuhov was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!#ES#
Murhaa explodes and escapes back to his feet! Nice escape there!
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown but Murhaa shows good takedown defense.
Obuhov looks to land a right hand but Murhaa moved out of range.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Murhaa thows a left - swing and a miss!
Obuhov blocks a leg kick.
Murhaa throws a jab but it's blocked by Obuhov.
Murhaa swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Phol Murhaa is winning the standup battle so far.
Good standup being displayed there by Murhaa as he connects with a hook.
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Murhaa as he jumps to the side.
Obuhov throws an off balance right hand
and Murhaa counters with a nice low kick that buckles Obuhov's knee momentarily.#T1#
Murhaa misses with an uppercut.
Obuhov feints the counter takedown.
Murhaa needs to keep his hands up - Obuhov had a free shot at his head there.
Murhaa walks into a straight right hand from Obuhov.
Obuhov scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Obuhov cracks Murhaa with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Anton Obuhov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Obuhov connects with a nice looking jab.
Murhaa gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Obuhov throws a body punch but Murhaa moves out of range.
An attempted straight right counter from Murhaa misses the target.
Phol Murhaa is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Obuhov swinging wildly here.
Murhaa appears to be looking for a big counter.
Obuhov misses with a lunging right hand
and Murhaa counters with a left to the body.
Murhaa throws a big shot that misses.
Obuhov throws a body shot but no joy.
Obuhov has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Obuhov misses with a hook
and Murhaa counters with a low kick, right behind Obuhov 's knee.
Obuhov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot. #T2#
Obuhov takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Murhaa tests Obuhov's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Obuhov takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it. #ROC#
Obuhov is rocked!
Obuhov on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Obuhov is still on wobbly legs! Can Murhaa finish him?#CUT#
That has opened up Anton Obuhov's cut even more.
Murhaa ducks under a wild hook from Obuhov.
Obuhov keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Obuhov getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Murhaa throws a shot from downtown. Obuhov moves away and avoids it.
Murhaa measures up his opponent and throws a superman punch that connects to the jaw! Down goes Obuhov! The ref steps in, and that's the ball game folks!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:37 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Superman Punch). Phol Murhaa!
After winning the bout, Phol Murhaa thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.

 

Event: CEC 561     
Date:   Dec 27, 2017
#R1#
Blake keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A solid leg kick lands there for Blake.
Blake rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Obuhov moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Blake catches Obuhov with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Blake avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Anton Obuhov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Jab, jab by Blake - just one landing.
Blake really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Blake misses with an uppercut.
Blake misses with a hook. Obuhov ducked under it nicely.
Obuhov misses with a body shot.
Blake misses with a hook. Obuhov ducked under it nicely.
Obuhov throws a lazy right hand but Blake sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
It looked like Blake was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Obuhov misses with a jab, cross combination.
Blake connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Obuhov's hands.
Blake throws a head kick that Obuhov semi-blocks.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Blake ducks under a wild hook from Obuhov.
Obuhov misses the jab.
Blake is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Obuhov. Blake does a little dance to reset his feet.
Blake throws a head kick but Obuhov moves out of range. #T1#
Obuhov misses with a shot to the body
and Blake counters with a slapping leg kick. #TD2#
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Blake napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Blake tries to escape but Obuhov is in control.
Obuhov working the head and body with strikes.
Obuhov throws a strike aimed at the side of Blake's head but Blake avoids it well.
Obuhov landing with strikes to the head and body from side control.
Blake is not content to let Obuhov control the position.
Obuhov controls the position.
Blake is in a tricky position but he's been working on his transitions down at Cozad MMA LA Elite, so we'll see if he gets out of it.
Blake is trying to stand back up. He's worked his way up against the cage but Obuhov has just dragged him back down to the mat.
Obuhov has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Obuhov lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face. #T2#
Obuhov landing with strikes to the head and body from side control.
Blake tries to escape but Obuhov is in control.
Obuhov working the head with strikes.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Obuhov creates a bit of distance and throws down some hard shots.
Obuhov lands a few punches from side control.
Obuhov working the body and head with strikes. #ROC2#
Blake is rocked!
Obuhov is chipping away with strikes.
Oh Blake is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
A big shot lands for Obuhov! That's hurt Blake! Will he recover? Obuhov fires away with more strikes and the referee has to step in to stop the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:52 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Anton Obuhov!
Anton Obuhov was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.

 

Event: CEC 554     
Date:   Nov 15, 2017
#R1#
Gone takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Gone throws a sloppy body shot
and Obuhov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Gone has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Obuhov fails with the takedown
and Gone counters with a nice uppercut.
Obuhov misses with a hook.
It seemed like Gone was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Gone swings for the body but Obuhov moves out of range.
Obuhov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Gone throws out the jab.
Gone scores with a jab to the jaw.#CUT2#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Obuhov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Gone.
Good standup being displayed there by Gone as he connects with a hook.
Gone waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Obuhov.
An attempted straight right counter from Obuhov misses the target.
Gone ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Obuhov lands a glancing blow to the side of Gone's head.
Gone on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Gone misses with a straight left.
A combination from Gone does no damage.
An attempted straight right counter from Obuhov misses the target.
Obuhov gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Gone.
Obuhov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Gone looks like he wants to counter punch here.#TD#
Obuhov bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.#T1#
The strikes coming from Obuhov are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Gone is trying to improve his position.
Gone wants to get back to his feet but Obuhov drags him back down.
Gone tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Gone keeps trying to improve his position.
Obuhov throwing strikes but Gone manages to buck up and roll into a nice reversal - now he's on top in side control!
Obuhov is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Obuhov sneaks back into half guard.
Gone wants to stand up but Obuhov manages to regain full guard. #T2#
Gone controls from within his opponent's guard.
Obuhov looking for a sweep. Not yet Obuhov, not yet. #SUB#
Obuhov escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Gone gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Obuhov 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.
Obuhov has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Gone has passed into side control. #SU2#
Gone decides to stand up, so the ref orders Obuhov to his feet. #T3#
Gone bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Obuhov misses with the combination.
Gone unleashes a big counter combination but Obuhov bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
A cross from Gone lands.
Obuhov stalks Gone and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Gone's face. Gone staggers backwards, shaken.
Obuhov swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Chins Gone is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Obuhov works over Gone's head and body with a nice combination.
Obuhov with a poor takedown
and Obuhov takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Obuhov throws a hook but Gone avoids it easily.
Obuhov throws a shot from downtown. Gone moves away and avoids it.
Gone cracks Obuhov with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.#ROC2#
Obuhov is rocked!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Gone misses with a wild combination.
Oh Obuhov is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Gone misses with a head kick.
Obuhov seems to have got his legs back now.
Gone looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Gone takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Obuhov cracks Gone with a right hand to the side of the head.#T4#
Obuhov cracks Gone with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Anton Obuhov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Gone circles to his right before unloading a perfect head kick! Obuhov drops to the canvas, hurt badly! Gone follows Obuhov to the ground and unloads with a series of strikes that force the referee to step in and end the fight! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:12 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Chins Gone!
Chins Gone decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.

 

Event: CEC 550     
Date:   Oct 25, 2017
#R1#
Obuhov throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Lee stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Obuhov misses with a wild body shot.
Obuhov throws a hook but Lee avoids it easily.
Lee is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Obuhov. #CL#
Lee has Obuhov up against the cage in a clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Lee.
Lee misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Obuhov.
We've been hearing reports that Lee has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Obuhov can't break the clinch.
Obuhov working aggressively here.
Obuhov tries to throw a body punch but Lee avoids it by throwing Obuhov back against the cage.
Obuhov misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Obuhov is looking to break free of the clinch but Lee has double underhooks.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Obuhov lands a hook that snaps the head of Lee backwards.
Obuhov swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Obuhov tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Obuhov doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Lee looking to stall.
Lee lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Obuhov backwards. #T1#
Obuhov throws a punch but it's blocked by Lee.
Lee misses with a punch on the inside.
Obuhov taking a breather.
Obuhov is trying to stall.
Obuhov lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Obuhov is trying to maintain a safe position but Lee gets an underhook and turns Obuhov into the cage.
Lee lands a shot to the body.
Lee can't get the takedown.
Lee misses with a short punch on the inside.
Lee lands an uppercut.#BC#
Lee manages to break the clinch.
Lee throws a hook to the side of Obuhov's head but Obuhov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Obuhov misses with an uppercut. Lee saw that one coming.
Obuhov lands a jab to the nose.
Lee tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Obuhov paws at him with a jab and circles away.#T2#
Lee on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Obuhov misses the shot to the body.
Lee gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Obuhov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Lee misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Obuhov.
Obuhov lands with an uppercut that bounces Lee off the cage and back into range.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Obuhov.
Obuhov with a hook.
Obuhov blocks a leg kick.
Lee throws a hook to the side of Obuhov's head but Obuhov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Obuhov now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Obuhov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Lee takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Lee moves in looking to clinch but Obuhov pushes him off.
Obuhov is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.#TD#
Lee scores with a takedown into Obuhov's guard.
Lee trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat. #SUB2#
Lee content to sit in guard, stalling... Great. Oh but he could get punished here because Obuhov has locked up a guillotine! Obuhov's face is contorted as he sqeezes tight on the submission attempt - will he finish? Lee is holding on here and Obuhov must be using up a lot of energy. Lee has gone limp! He's out! He's out cold! Obuhov gets to his feet, tossing aside his stricken foe. Arms raised, he milks the applause from the crowd. Great submission!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:18 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Anton Obuhov!
Our winner, Anton Obuhov, 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.

 

Event: CEC 539     
Date:   Sep 06, 2017
#R1#
Good shot there by Danky.
Obuhov scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Danky doesn't seem bothered though.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Danky checks a leg kick.
Danky swings for the body but Obuhov moves out of range.
Danky is looking to slow Obuhov down with leg kicks.
A left and a right from Obuhov both land. Nice combination.
A nice combination there by Obuhov.
Obuhov's corner calls for a 1-2. Obuhov obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range. #ROC2#
Danky is rocked!
Obuhov fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Danky has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Obuhov connects with a body shot that sends Danky's belly button to the back.
Obuhov misses the shot to the body.
Obuhov misses with a looping left.
Danky throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Danky tries to land a leg kick but Obuhov saw it coming and moves away.
Danky cracks Obuhov with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Danky avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Danky feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Obuhovs jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Obuhov moves out of range of the strikes.
Danky turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.#T1#
Danky throws a jab but it's blocked by Obuhov.
Obuhov lands a body shot.
Danky takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Obuhov takes a swing at Danky's ribcage but misses.
Anton Obuhov is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A clash of legs there as Danky blocks the low kick.
Obuhov staying out of range there.
Danky throws a hook but Obuhov avoids it easily.
Obuhov scores with a jab to the body.
Danky takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Some wild striking there from Obuhov.
No joy there for Obuhov, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Danky throws a leg kick but Obuhov checks it.
A countering left hand to the body from Obuhov misses.
Danky looks to score with a jab to the body but Obuhov is just out of range.
Good shot there by Obuhov.
Danky blocks a jab.
Obuhov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Danky moves away.#T2#
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Danky throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Obuhov throws a body shot but no joy.
Obuhov throws a hook to the side of Danky's head but Danky sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
An attempted straight right counter from Danky misses the target.
Obuhov cracks Danky with an open hand slap.
Obuhov connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Danky momentarily.
Obuhov throws the left hand but Danky avoids the punch easily.
Obuhov tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Danky misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Obuhov lands with an uppercut that bounces Danky off the cage and back into range.
Danky misses with a body punch
and Obuhov counters with a one-two to the body.
Danky looks to score with a jab to the body but Obuhov is just out of range.
Obuhov misses with a double jab.
Obuhov ducks under a wild hook from Danky.
Anton Obuhov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Danky tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Obuhov was well out of range. Poor timing from Danky.
Obuhov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Danky.
Obuhov scores with a sloppy right hand. Danky should have avoided that one. #T3#
Obuhov looks to land a right hand but Danky moved out of range.#TD#
Danky closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Obuhov to the mat! Obuhov manages to get full guard.
Obuhov is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Danky is controlling him.
Obuhov wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Danky is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Obuhov looking to hit a scissor sweep but Danky is one step ahead there.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Obuhov controls Danky momentarily but Danky frees himself.
Obuhov is adopting a defensive guard.
Danky won't allow Obuhov to sweep him here.
We've been hearing good reports from Danky's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.#T4#
Obuhov has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Obuhov avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Danky throwing strikes but missing.
Danky postures up and lands a big shot to Obuhov's brow. #SUB2#
Obuhov is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Danky is aware though and is defending well.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Danky accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Danky throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Obuhov works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Danky working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Obuhov's head.
Obuhov is pulling down on Danky's head to control his posture.
Danky is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Danky trying to control but Obuhov is working from the bottom.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov dominated that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.
#R2#
A leg kick checked by Obuhov.
Obuhov cracks Danky with a good jab.
Obuhov throws a right and a left that both miss.
Obuhov lands with a right hand.
Obuhov throws a low kick, looking for Danky's leg but Danky calmly moves out of range.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Danky checks a leg kick.
Danky is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Danky closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Obuhov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Danky moves away.
Danky misses with a telegraphed body shot
letting Obuhov counter with a right hand.
Obuhov scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Danky swinging wildly here.
Obuhov misses with an uppercut
and Danky counters with a straight right hand.
Obuhov misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A swing and a miss from Obuhov.
Danky uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Obuhov.
Obuhov misses with a hook.
Danky is looking to counter punch.
Obuhov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.#T1#
Nice sprawl there from Obuhov as Danky shoots in.
Obuhov slips under a jab.
Obuhov lands with an uppercut that bounces Danky off the cage and back into range.
A jab from Obuhov misses.
Danky scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Obuhov throws a hook to the side of Danky's head but Danky sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Danky throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
A big left from Obuhov misses.
Obuhov lands the left hand.
Danky steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Obuhov.
Obuhov lands a jab to the head.
Danky misses the shot to the body.
Obuhov looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Obuhov checks a leg kick nicely.
Obuhov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Danky.
Obuhov misses with a combination #TD#
and Danky counters with a nice double leg into half guard. #T2#
This has been an exciting period of action!
Obuhov is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Danky scores with a couple of nice shots.
Danky not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Obuhov is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Danky scores with a couple of nice shots.
Obuhov trying to hold on to Danky's head to control him but Danky postures up.
Danky looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Danky controlling the action here.
Obuhov is trying to get back to full guard.
Danky wants to control but Obuhov is keeping him busy.
Danky lands strikes from half guard.
Obuhov keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound. #T3#
Obuhov on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Danky throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Obuhov to regain full guard.
Obuhov trying to keep a closed guard but Danky is proving a slippery customer.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Danky accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Danky trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Obuhov looking for a sweep. Not yet Obuhov, not yet.
Danky trying to control but Obuhov is working from the bottom. #SUB2#
Obuhov escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Danky gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Danky preventing the sweep. #T4#
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Obuhov is on top in guard. #REVB#
Danky bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Obuhov's guard. #REVR#
Danky works over Obuhov with some ground and pound from guard.
Danky with a nice head shot there.
Danky trying to control the position from guard on top but Obuhov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Obuhov wants to stand up but Danky is controlling him.
Danky showing good wrestling skills to control the position. #SUB2#
Obuhov has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Danky can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Danky is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Anton Obuhov will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Danky's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!
#R3#
Danky fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Obuhov looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Danky looks to land a combination. Obuhov sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Left hook, right uppercut from Obuhov.
Obuhov moves out of range of the body kick from Danky.
Obuhov scores with a jab to the body.
Danky takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Danky closes this distance looking for a takedown but Obuhov circles away.
Danky takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Danky shoots in for a takedown but Obuhov shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Dom Danky. That's going to take a lot out of him.#TD#
Obuhov tries to sprawl but Danky drives through with a takedown into half guard.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Danky trying to control from half guard but Obuhov is working away.
Obuhov is trying to stand up here but Danky is controlling him well.
Obuhov is trying to maintain the position but Danky is very close to passing his half guard.
Obuhov gets back to full guard. #T1#
Danky 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.
Danky preventing the sweep.
Danky is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Danky won't allow Obuhov to sweep him here.
Obuhov keeping moving, preventing Danky from controlling successfully.
Danky content to stall in guard here.
Danky trying to control the position from guard on top but Obuhov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Danky throws a strike but Obuhov rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top. #REVB#
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Obuhov working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.#T2#
Obuhov trying to control the position from guard on top but Danky is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Obuhov landing with the ground and pound.
Danky looking to control.
Obuhov trying to control the position from guard on top but Danky is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Obuhov wants to stand but Danky has a closed guard, so he can't escape.
Obuhov keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Danky's head.
Danky looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Danky keeping moving, preventing Obuhov from controlling successfully. #T3#
Danky working a defensive guard but Obuhov manages to pass into side control anyway.
Obuhov landing strikes.
Danky tries to improve position but can't.
Obuhov working the head with strikes.
Danky is not content to let Obuhov control the position.
Obuhov lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
Oh Danky is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Danky is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
Danky seems to have got his legs back now.
Danky is looking to get full guard. It looks like he might be successful but at the last minute Obuhov jumps into side control!#T4#
Danky manages to get back to half guard.
Danky has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Obuhov is working away from the top position though.
Obuhov controlling the action here.
Anton Obuhov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Danky is trying to get back to full guard.
Danky is looking to control Obuhov's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Danky avoid being mounted?
Dom Danky has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#SUB2#
Obuhov is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Danky has managed to free his arm - good work.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Obuhov tries to stand but his hand is stuck under Danky.

And that's the end of the fight!
Anton Obuhov comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Obuhov winning every round here. Surely the decision will go his way and he'll pick up a well deserved decision victory. 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 Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 28:30
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 27:30
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Anton Obuhov!

 

Event: GAMMA#651 Goodman v Hanolla     
Date:   Jul 29, 2017
#R1#
Obuhov misses with a hook.
Obuhov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
And Gennero counters with a quick kick to the body but Obuhov blocks it.
Obuhov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Gennero moves away.
A big left from Obuhov misses.
Gennero looked to counter with a high kick but didn't commit.
Gennero ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Obuhov lands an overhand right.
Obuhov throws a body punch but Gennero moves out of range.
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown but Gennero shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
A jab from Obuhov does it's job there.
Obuhov catches Gennero with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A big left from Obuhov misses.
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Gennero sprawls well. Gennero wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Obuhov gets slowly back to his feet.
Gennero takes one on the button.#T1#
Obuhov throws a looping overhand right but Gennero ducks down to avoid it.
Obuhov jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Obuhov might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Obuhov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gennero manages to avoid it.
As Obuhov looks to move away, Gennero throws a big counter combo but Obuhov just gets out of the way.
Gennero throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Obuhov counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Obuhov throws a lazy uppercut
and Gennero counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Gennero throws a low kick but it's checked well by Obuhov.
Obuhov throws out a loose jab but Gennero uses good head movement to avoid it.
Obuhov throws a right hand that misses
and Gennero counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.#CUT#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Obuhov with a hook.
A jab from Obuhov misses.
Obuhov lands with a nice body punch.
Gennero steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Obuhov.#T2#
Obuhov fails to land with a series of punches.
Gennero is looking to counter with a body kick.
Obuhov shoots and misses
and Gennero counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Ed Gennero has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Obuhov.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.#TD2#
Obuhov fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Gennero to the ground. Obuhov is now in Gennero 's guard.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Obuhov working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.
Gennero is pulling down on Obuhov's head to control his posture.
Obuhov pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Gennero is keeping the position for now.
Obuhov trying to control but Gennero is working from the bottom.
Obuhov lands a couple of digs.#T3#
Obuhov postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Gennero pulls Obuhov in close to his closed guard and prevents Obuhov from doing any damage or advancing position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Obuhov tries to free his leg and advance position but Gennero is retaining full guard.
Gennero avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Obuhov trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Gennero is adopting a defensive guard.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.
Obuhov engaging in some classic timewasting tactics. #REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.#T4#
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Obuhov throws an off balance right hand
and Gennero counters with a nice body shot.
Obuhov with a hook.
Obuhov throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Anton Obuhov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Gennero moves away from the strike by Obuhov.
Obuhov misses with a jab, cross combination.
As Obuhov looks to move away, Gennero throws a big counter combo but Obuhov just gets out of the way.
Obuhov fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Obuhov fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Obuhov fails with the takedown.
Obuhov misses with an uppercut.
Gennero throwing a counter right hand but Obuhov manages to avoid it.
Obuhov misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Gennero swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Obuhov connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.
#R2#
Obuhov throws a lazy right hand but Gennero sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Gennero moves out of range as Obuhov strikes.
Obuhov goes for a double leg but Gennero avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Gennero continues to drive forward.
Obuhov throws a body shot but no joy.
It looked like Gennero wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Anton Obuhov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Gennero takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Obuhov swinging wildly here.
Obuhov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Gennero swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Obuhov misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gennero changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Gennero as he jumps to the side.
Ed Gennero has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Obuhov.#T1#
Gennero tries a head kick but it misses.
Obuhov lunges at Gennero with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Gennero 's hand.
Obuhov lands a nice shot to the body. #TD2#
Obuhov changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Gennero looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.#ES#
Gennero throws Obuhov to one side and escapes!
Obuhov changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Good standup being displayed there by Obuhov as he connects with a hook.
Obuhov misses with a wild combination.
Obuhov doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Gennero counters with a nice kick to the body.
Obuhov lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.#T2#
Gennero is looking to land body kicks.
Obuhov gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Gennero counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Obuhov swings for the body but Gennero moves out of range.
An attempted straight right counter from Gennero misses the target.
Obuhov fails with the takedown
letting Gennero counter with a right hand.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Gennero .
Gennero uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Obuhov.
Obuhov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Obuhov lands a glancing blow to the side of Gennero 's head.
Nice jab there from Obuhov.
Obuhov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Gennero uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Obuhov.
Obuhov misses with a body shot.
Gennero was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.#T3#
Gennero ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Gennero throws a big counter combination but Obuhov scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Obuhov misses with a body punch
letting Gennero counter with a right hand.
Obuhov throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Gennero makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Obuhov is breathing heavily.#TD2#
Obuhov gets a double leg takedown into Gennero 's guard.#ES#
Gennero uses the cage to get back to his feet.
Obuhov misses the shot to the body.
Obuhov swings and misses with a shot to the body#KD#
and Gennero counters with a head kick that drops Obuhov - he's looking to finish, following his stunned foe to the ground! #ROC#
Obuhov is rocked!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Obuhov blocking the ground and pound attempt from Gennero .
Obuhov is still in real trouble! Can Gennero finish him?
Gennero takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.#SUB2#
Obuhov looking for submissions off his back.
Gennero controlling the action here.#T4#
Gennero not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Obuhov seems to have recovered his senses.
Ed Gennero overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Obuhov has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Gennero is working away from the top position though.
Obuhov moves into full guard.
Gennero throws an elbow that misses. Obuhov uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Gennero 's guard. Nice move by Obuhov!#REVB#
Obuhov stands up over Gennero , holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Obuhov postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Gennero wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Ed Gennero will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!
#R3#
Obuhov throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Obuhov misses with a looping left.#KD#
Nice combo by Gennero ! Oh, that's hurt him - Obuhov falls to the canvas and Gennero follows him into side control.
Gennero wants to control but Obuhov is keeping him busy.
Obuhov is trying to control Gennero 's posture but Gennero avoids it.
Obuhov is looking for a sweep.
Gennero working away.#T1#
Obuhov tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Gennero wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Obuhov is not content to let Gennero control the position.
Gennero gets to mount! Obuhov was on the offensive and wasn't defending properly.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Obuhov bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!
Gennero controlling Obuhov's posture.
Gennero working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Obuhov. #T2#
Gennero is controlling Obuhov's posture.
Obuhov throwing strikes from guard but Gennero blocks nicely.
Gennero preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Gennero wants to sweep here but Obuhov controlling him for the moment.
Obuhov postures up in Gennero 's guard and throws a big left but Gennero blocks it.
Obuhov is fighting to break Gennero 's control of his arms but Gennero is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
We've been hearing good reports from Gennero 's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.#SUB#
Gennero working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Obuhov doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Obuhov manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem. #T3#
Gennero working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Obuhov.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.
Obuhov trying to pass the guard. He's being very persistent here but Gennero manages to land a sweep and now he's on top! #REVR##SUB2#
Obuhov is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle. #SUB2#
Obuhov working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Gennero doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Gennero manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem. #SUB2#
Obuhov looking for a guillotine here but Gennero defends easily. #T4#
Gennero postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect. #SUB2#
Obuhov looks to be working for a triangle here. Oh, it looks like he might have it! Gennero has picked Obuhov up and slammed him! Obuhov can't keep hold of the triangle and Gennero manages to pass to side control!
Obuhov is not content to let Gennero control the position.
Gennero 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.

And that's the end of the fight!
Ed Gennero showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Gennero 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 William Gold scores the fight 29:28
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 29:28
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ed Gennero !

Ed Gennero thanked the fans post fight for their support.

 

Event: GAMMA#646 Jimenez vs Goodman     
Date:   Jul 08, 2017
#R1#
A jab lands there for Sodergren.#CUT#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Sodergren ducks under a wild hook from Obuhov.
Sodergren throws a body punch but Obuhov moves out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Obuhov! But no joy.
Obuhov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Sodergren slips a straight right by Obuhov.
Obuhov throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Sodergren's waist but Sodergren gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Obuhov off to one side.
Obuhov misses the shot to the body.
Sodergren lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Sodergren throws a looping overhand right but Obuhov ducks down to avoid it.
Sodergren takes a jab right on the kisser.
Sodergren takes a swing at Obuhov's ribcage but misses.
Obuhov lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Obuhov takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Obuhov misses with a two punch combination.
Sodergren quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A big left from Obuhov misses.
The fighters circle momentarily. Sodergren darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Sodergren displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Obuhov throws out the jab. #T1#
Obuhov misses with a wild body shot.
Sodergren defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Obuhov.
Sodergren throwing a counter right hand but Obuhov manages to avoid it.
Sodergren throws a hook but Obuhov avoids it easily.
Sodergren moves into range and connects with a jab. #ROC#
Obuhov is rocked!
Obuhov misses the shot to the body.
Obuhov is still on wobbly legs! Can Sodergren finish him?#TD2#
Obuhov shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Obuhov showed some decent athleticism there.
Obuhov seems to have recovered his senses.
Sodergren is trying to maintain the position but Obuhov is very close to passing his half guard.
Sodergren wants to improve his position but Obuhov is controlling well.
Sodergren moves into full guard.
Obuhov is looking to work some ground and pound but Sodergren has wrist control.#T2#
Obuhov showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Obuhov trying to control but Sodergren is working from the bottom.
Obuhov postures up in Sodergren's guard and throws a big left but Sodergren blocks it.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Obuhov is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Obuhov trying to control the position from guard on top but Sodergren is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Sodergren looking to sweep here. No luck so far. #T3#
Sodergren is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Sodergren scores with a nice right hand.
Jab from Sodergren.
Obuhov rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Sodergren moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Sodergren ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Obuhov misses with a straight left.
Sodergren throws a jab when Obuhov was well out of range.
Sodergren doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Obuhov tries for a takedown but Sodergren sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Basten Sodergren has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Obuhov.
Sodergren throws a body kick that misses.
Decent striking displayed by Obuhov there.
Sodergren defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Obuhov.#T4#
Sodergren defending well as Obuhov loads up on a big left hand.
Nice body punch from Sodergren.
Obuhov throws a hook to the side of Sodergren's head but Sodergren sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Sodergren throws a counter high kick but Obuhov was just alert enough to avoid it.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Sodergren sprawls well. Sodergren wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Obuhov gets slowly back to his feet.
Sodergren dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Obuhov. That did some damage!
Obuhov is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight. #CUT#
That has opened up Anton Obuhov's cut even more.
Sodergren misses with a body shot
enabling Obuhov to counter with a crisp jab.
Sodergren throws a combination. Obuhov tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Obuhov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Obuhov lands with a nice body punch.
Obuhov misses with a combination
and Sodergren counters with a straight right hand.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Basten Sodergren dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!
#R2#
Obuhov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Sodergren.
Obuhov lands with a hook. Sodergren tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head. #TD2#
Sodergren tries to sprawl but Obuhov drives through with a takedown into half guard.#ES#
Sodergren makes some distance and scrambles quickly back to his feet. Nice work!
A nice inside leg kick there by Sodergren. That's going to slow Obuhov down.
Obuhov lands a body shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Sodergren looking to land some kicks to the body here.
A low kick from Sodergren misses #TD2#
so Obuhov counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Sodergren utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Obuhov passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Sodergren gets back to half guard.
Obuhov with the ground and pound but Sodergren uses the opportunity to regain guard.
Obuhov has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.#T1#
Obuhov wants to pass the guard but Sodergren is keeping the position.
Obuhov throws a big right hand that misses.
Sodergren managing to control the position.
Sodergren working a defensive guard here.
Obuhov wants to control from the top but Sodergren keeps moving.
Sodergren has Obuhov pulled in close to control his posture.
Sodergren keeping moving, preventing Obuhov from controlling successfully. #T2#
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Obuhov is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
Obuhov missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Sodergren 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.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Sodergren is trying to control the position but Obuhov postures up. #REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Sodergren lands with a nice body punch.
Obuhov thuds his right hand into Sodergren's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Obuhov on the wrong end of a nice hook.#T3##TD2#
Obuhov gets the takedown into side control.
Obuhov throwing strikes but missing, from side control.
Obuhov wants to control but Sodergren is keeping him busy.
Sodergren is pushing Obuhov's head away, looking to escape. Obuhov manages to hold on to the position though.
Obuhov is putting a hurting on Sodergren here, landing some big shots from side control.
Sodergren is looking to regain half guard here but Obuhov keeps moving and retains side control.
Obuhov trying to control the position but Sodergren is working away.
Obuhov scores with punches from side control.
Obuhov controlling the position from side mount. #T4#
Obuhov throws an elbow but Sodergren slips to the side and avoids it well.
Sodergren is in a bad spot here and he knows it... just holding on for now.
Obuhov tries to score with some ground and pound. Sodergren controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Obuhov working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.
Obuhov working away.
Obuhov lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
Obuhov working the ground and pound.
Obuhov scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Sodergren to see if he's OK.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Obuhov working the ground and pound but Sodergren is defending the strikes.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!
#R3#
Sodergren ducks right into an uppercut from Obuhov.
Sodergren misses with a wild body shot.
Obuhov tests Sodergren's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Obuhov fails with the takedown.
Obuhov shoots in but Sodergren avoids the takedown attempt easily.
A big right from Sodergren misses.
Obuhov misses with a hook
and Sodergren counters with a nice low kick that buckles Obuhov's knee momentarily.
Obuhov just misses with a punch to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Obuhov throws a jab but it's blocked by Sodergren.
Sodergren walks into a straight right hand from Obuhov.
The crowd cheers as Sodergren lands an impressive looking overhand right. Obuhov doesn't seem phased though.
Obuhov on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Obuhov tries to bum rush Sodergren with a series of wild strikes but Sodergren uses good footwork to avoid the assault.#T1#
Obuhov misses with a takedown
and Sodergren counters with a leg kick.
Basten Sodergren has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Obuhov.
A swing and a miss from Sodergren.
A leg kick checked by Obuhov.
Sodergren tries to land a front kick but Obuhov steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Sodergren scores with a punch to the head.
Sodergren attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Sodergren tried to score with a low kick but Obuhov checks it.#KD#
Sodergren cracks Obuhov with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Sodergren has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Obuhov to stand back up!
Obuhov throws a body punch but Sodergren moves out of range.
Obuhov looks for a takedown but Sodergren sprawls well.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Obuhov misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.#T2#
Obuhov misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Sodergren counters with a nice low kick that buckles Obuhov's knee momentarily.
Sodergren scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Obuhov avoids the body shot from Sodergren.
Sodergren bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Obuhov's head.
Obuhov tests Sodergren's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Sodergren with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Sodergren throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Obuhov's head.
Anton Obuhov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Sodergren throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Obuhov misses with the combination.
Obuhov scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.#T3#
Obuhov throws a big shot that misses.
Sodergren lands a glancing blow to the side of Obuhov's head.#CUT#
The cut above Anton Obuhov's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Nice defenses there by Obuhov.
Obuhov swings for the body but Sodergren moves out of range.
Sodergren is looking to counter punch.
Basten Sodergren is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A swing and a miss from Sodergren.
Obuhov falls off balance throwing a combination
and Sodergren counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Obuhov misses with a left hand
and Sodergren counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Obuhov shoots in looking for a takedown but Sodergren manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Obuhov's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Obuhov takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Obuhov fails with the takedown
and Sodergren counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Sodergren fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Obuhov manages to avoid it.
Obuhov doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Sodergren moves away from the strike by Obuhov.
Sodergren lands a head shot.
Sodergren is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Obuhov can do to turn this around?#T4#
Sodergren throws a front kick aimed at Obuhov's knee but Obuhov avoids it well.
Obuhov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Sodergren moves away.
Obuhov fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Obuhov looks to score with a jab to the body but Sodergren is just out of range.
Obuhov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
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!
Obuhov throws a looping overhand right but Sodergren ducks down to avoid it.
Obuhov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Sodergren connects with a body shot.
Obuhov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Sodergren throws out the jab.
A little jabbing left from Obuhov on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Sodergren misses with a low kick.
Sodergren scores with a nice head shot.
Sodergren jabs at Obuhov's body.
Obuhov shoots and misses
and Sodergren counters with a slapping leg kick.

And that's the end of the fight!
Basten Sodergren showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Sodergren 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 Don Winkell scores the fight 29:28
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 29:28
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Basten Sodergren!

 

Event: HFC 104:Silva vs Obuhov     
Date:   Jun 17, 2017
#R1#
Obuhov misses with a series of wild punches.
Obuhov closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Silva scores with the left hand. Obuhov knows he should have avoided that one.
Silva tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Obuhov.
A slow jab from Obuhov misses its intended target.
Anton Obuhov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Obuhov fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Obuhov throws the left hand but Silva avoids the punch easily.
Obuhov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Silva appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Obuhov clobbers Silva with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Obuhov scores with a nice right hand.
Obuhov misses with a hook. Silva ducked under it nicely.
A jab from Obuhov does it's job there.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Silva throws a jab but it's blocked by Obuhov.
Silva uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Obuhov.
And Silva counters with a quick kick to the body but Obuhov blocks it.#CL#
Silva rushes Obuhov and presses him up against the cage.#T1#
Obuhov lands with a left to the head.
I was talking to Silva's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Silva tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Obuhov's elbow.
Silva lands a body punch in the clinch.
Obuhov is trying to break the clinch but Silva is controlling him.
Obuhov lands with a right to the head.
Silva tries to work over Obuhov's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A hook to the body from Silva.
Obuhov tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Silva smiles and moves away.
Silva ducks under a wild hook from Obuhov.
Silva tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Obuhov throws out a powerful jab.
Obuhov cracks Silva with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Silva lands a slapping body shot.
Silva throws a body shot but no joy.
Obuhov misses with a looping right.
Silva scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Silva defending well as Obuhov loads up on a big left hand. #T2#
Obuhov misses with a double jab
and Silva counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Silva misses with a wild body shot.
Silva defending well as Obuhov loads up on a big left hand.
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Silva sprawls well. Silva wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Obuhov gets slowly back to his feet.
Starling Silva has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Obuhov.
Silva misses with a low kick.
Obuhov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Silva sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Silva misses the shot to the body.
Silva misses with a right hand
and Obuhov counters with a nice uppercut.
Obuhov comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Silva cracks Obuhov with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Obuhov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Obuhov shoots in looking for a takedown but Silva manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Obuhov's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Silva moves out of range as Obuhov strikes.#T3#
A decent looking cross lands there for Silva.
Obuhov misses with a hook. Silva ducked under it nicely.
Silva fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Obuhov manages to avoid it.
Obuhov throws a hook to the side of Silva's head but Silva sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Silva looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Silva chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Silva bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Silva connects with a solid leg kick.
Silva connects with a leg kick. Obuhov looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Silva dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Obuhov fails with the takedown
and Silva counters with a thumping low kick.
Silva fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Obuhov manages to avoid it.
And Obuhov tries to counter it with a takedown but Silva pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Silva feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Obuhov's calf.
Silva misses the shot to the body.
Silva uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Obuhov.
Obuhov just manages to avoid a counter high kick fromSilva.
Obuhov throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Obuhov misses with a lunging right hand
and Silva counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.#T4#
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Obuhov fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss. #CL#
Silva darts in and clinches Obuhov up against the cage.
Obuhov is looking to take this one to the mat.
Silva throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Silva keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Obuhov's efforts to push away.#BC2#
Obuhov breaks the clinch.
Silva throws the kick towards the body but Obuhov avoids it.
Silva throws a body punch but Obuhov moves out of range.
Obuhov misses with a looping right.
Silva half committed to a counter leg kick.
Obuhov might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Silva throws out a loose jab but Obuhov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Silva lands with a kick to the temple. Obuhov shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Obuhov throws a big shot that misses.
Obuhov keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Silva goes for a spinning back kick but it misses. #TD2#
Obuhov looking to score a takedown here. Silva is defending well but Obuhov drives through and ends up in Silva's 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 Starling Silva will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R2#
Silva throws a leg kick
and Obuhov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Silva throws a leg kick which misses Obuhov's front leg but catches the back leg as Obuhov tries to avoid it.
Silva slips a jab from Obuhov.
Good exchange - Obuhov coming out on top.
Obuhov lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Silva tried to score with a low kick but Obuhov checks it.
A jab from Obuhov misses.
Obuhov misses with a hook
and Silva counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Silva lands a leg kick that knocks Obuhov off balance momentarily.
Obuhov will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Anton Obuhov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A looping hook to the body misses from Obuhov. Silva does a little dance to reset his feet.
Silva misses the shot to the body.
Obuhov throws a hook but Silva blocks it.
Obuhov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Silva manages to avoid it.
Silva ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Obuhov moves away.
Silva moves into range and lands a nice leg kick. #T1#
Silva throws a hook but Obuhov blocks it.
Silva is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Silva bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Obuhov's head.
Silva with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Obuhov to score with a decent uppercut.
That kick from Silva tenderised Obuhov's leg. Obuhov is trying to keep his angry face on.
Obuhov takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Silva jabs at Obuhov's body.
A slapping leg kick lands for Silva.
Silva tries to clinch up.
Obuhov lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Obuhov throws a jab but it's blocked by Silva.
Obuhov misses with a body shot
and Silva counters with a kick to the head that grazes his opponent. Obuhov is lucky that one didn't land flush.
Obuhov tries to move into range but Silva moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Silva lands a nice shot to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Silva dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Starling Silva is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.#T2#
Obuhov gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
enabling Silva to counter with a crisp jab. #TD2#
Obuhov closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Silva's guard.
Silva manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Obuhov manages to get himself to full guard. #REVR#
Silva wants to control from the top but Obuhov keeps moving.
Silva stays in close to Obuhov's body and controls the position.
Obuhov controls Silva momentarily but Silva frees himself. #SUB2#
Obuhov is looking for a triangle but Silva pushes his legs off easily.
Silva stays in close to Obuhov's body and controls the position. #T3#
Silva is looking to stand up but Obuhov won't let him.
Obuhov controls Silva momentarily but Silva frees himself. #SUB2#
Obuhov is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Silva is aware though and is defending well.#SUB2#
Obuhov escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Silva gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Obuhov is trying to control the position but Silva postures up.
Silva has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.#T4#
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Silva won't allow Obuhov to sweep him here.
Silva showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Silva looking to pass the guard.
Silva wants to stand but Obuhov is controlling his posture from full guard. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Silva misses with a body shot.
Obuhov misses the shot to the body.
Silva throws a leg kick but Obuhov checks it.
A good leg kick by Silva.
A shot to the liver by Silva. Beautiful body shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Starling Silva dominated that second round.
That's time! Silva's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!
#R3#
Obuhov throws an off balance right hand
and Silva counters with a nice body kick.
Obuhov walks into a stiff left hand from Silva.
Silva lands a jab to the head.
Obuhov scores with a jab. Silva acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Obuhov checks the leg kick.
Obuhov missing with a left hand there. Silva was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A jab from Obuhov misses. #TD2#
Obuhov looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Silva!
Obuhov creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Silva sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
Obuhov wants to control but Silva is keeping him busy.
Silva seems a little lost for a moment, as Obuhov dominates the positioning.
Anton Obuhov has got the better of the ground game so far.
Silva is trying to get back to half guard.#T1#
Silva sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Obuhov throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Silva to regain full guard.
My spies in St Petersburg MMA Gym inform me that Obuhov has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Obuhov preventing the sweep.
Obuhov working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Silva looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Obuhov is stalling in the full guard.
Obuhov throwing strikes from guard but Silva blocks nicely.
Starling Silva is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.#T2#
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Silva is trying to keep Obuhov in close.
Silva can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Obuhov controls the pace.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.#SUB2#
Obuhov postures up as if he's going to throw some strikes but drops back for an ankle! Silva is in big trouble! He looks ready to tap! But no, he's escaped and dives on top of Obuhov, into his guard. #REVR#
Silva trying to control the position from guard on top but Obuhov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Obuhov wants to control but instead he gets his guard passed and Silva is now in half guard. #T3#
Obuhov tries to regain full guard. Instead though, Silva has advanced to mount. Uh oh.
Silva tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Anton Obuhov has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Obuhov can't escape the position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#T4#
Obuhov wants to control but Silva is having none of it.
Obuhov is trying to avoid being dragged into an even worse position than he's already in but Silva is staying active.
Silva content just to control the position here.
Silva trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Silva content just to control the position here.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Obuhov is wriggling around trying to escape.

And that's the end of the fight!
Starling Silva showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Silva, winning every round. Will the judges agree? They are the ones who matter, even if they are often depressingly incompetent. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 30:28
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 30:27
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Starling Silva!

 

Event: HFC 100:Curran vs Griffin     
Date:   May 20, 2017
#R1#
Declan misses the shot to the body. #TD2#
Obuhov changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Declan looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
Obuhov wants to take a breather but Declan manages to regain guard - a lesson learnt for Obuhov.
Declan managing to control the position.
Obuhov looking to pass the guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Obuhov trying to control but Declan is working from the bottom.
Obuhov slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
My spies in St Petersburg MMA Gym inform me that Obuhov has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!#T1#
Obuhov looking to pass the guard.
Declan trying to keep a closed guard but Obuhov is proving a slippery customer.
Obuhov slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Obuhov looks up at the clock and then as Declan takes his cue and looks up at the clock too, Obuhov smacks him right in the chops with a big elbow! How rude!
Obuhov working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter.
Obuhov wants to control but Declan is keeping him busy.
Declan tries to improve position but can't. #T2##SUB2#
Obuhov goes for an armbar! This could be all over! Wait, no, Declan rolls with the submission and now he's on top in Obuhov's guard! Nice work there by Declan!
Obuhov has Declan pulled in close to control his posture.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Declan's corner. There ya go! There ya go! #SUB2#
Obuhov escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Declan gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance. #SUB2#
Obuhov is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Declan defends well.
Declan stopping the sweep attempt from Obuhov.#T3##SUB2#
Obuhov working for a triangle but Declan defends it easily. #SUB2#
Obuhov throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Declan trying to control but Obuhov is working from the bottom.
Declan throwing strikes from guard but Obuhov blocks nicely. #SUB2#
Obuhov has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Declan can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself. #SUB2#
Obuhov working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Declan has passed into half guard!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#T4#
Declan looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Obuhov with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Obuhov is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though. #SUB2#
Obuhov looking for submissions off his back.
Obuhov is looking to control Declan's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Obuhov avoid being mounted?
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Declan winds up and cracks Obuhov with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
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 Aedan Declan will probably get the nod.
That's time! Declan's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R2#
Obuhov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Declan ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Declan sizes up Obuhov with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Obuhov misses with a wild body shot.
Declan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Obuhov.
Declan moves forwards but Obuhov connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Obuhov jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Obuhov throws an overhand right that lands on Declan's shoulder, as Declan tries to avoid the shot.
Declan slips under a jab.
Declan appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Obuhov lands a glancing blow to the side of Declan's head.
Obuhov tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Obuhov misses with a wild body shot.
Obuhov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Obuhov ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Declan lands a head shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Obuhov listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.#T1#
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Declan as he avoids it easily.
A slow jab from Obuhov misses its intended target.
Obuhov fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.#CL2#
Obuhov closes the distance and clinches.
Obuhov lands with a right to the head.
Obuhov misses with a body punch.
Declan has Obuhov pressed against the cage.
Declan can't break the clinch.
Declan trying to control the position but instead, Obuhov has worked for underhooks and has pushed Declan into the cage.
Declan has had enough of the clinch but Obuhov keeps him there for the moment.
Obuhov working aggressively here.
Obuhov can't get the takedown.
Declan has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Still in the clinch, Obuhov scores with a nice short uppercut.#CUT2#
It looks like Aedan Declan has been cut.
A frustrated look appears on Declan's face as he tries to break the clinch. #T2#
Declan swings wildly with an uppercut but Obuhov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Obuhov has Declan pushed against the cage.
Obuhov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Obuhov throws a punch but it's blocked by Declan.
Obuhov takes a shot to the head.
Obuhov misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Obuhov lands with a light punch inside.
Obuhov is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Declan gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Aedan Declan has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Obuhov.
Obuhov is trying to stall.
Declan working aggressively here.
Declan goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!#BC#
Declan breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Obuhov checks a leg kick nicely.
Declan takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Obuhov misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Declan is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Declan throws an off balance right hand
and Declan takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles. #T3#
Obuhov scores with a jab. Declan acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Declan avoids the body shot from Obuhov.
Declan feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Declan misses with a body shot
and Obuhov counters with a stiff right hand.
The fight stays on the outside here - Obuhov looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Obuhov changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Declan tries a low kick but Obuhov avoids it.
Obuhov throws out a counter right but Declan avoids it with no problem.
Obuhov tests Declan's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Obuhov is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Declan is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Obuhov lands with a right hand.
Obuhov fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.#T4#
Obuhov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Declan throws out the jab.
Declan is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Obuhov connects with a looping right hand.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Obuhov shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
letting Declan counter with a right hand. #CUT#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Declan misses with a body kick.
Declan throws a body punch but Obuhov moves out of range.
Obuhov looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Obuhov fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Declan throws an overhand right that lands on Obuhov's shoulder, as Obuhov tries to avoid the shot.
Declan looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Obuhov throws an overhand right that lands on Declan's shoulder, as Declan tries to avoid the shot.
Declan thinks about countering with a body kick.
Obuhov takes one to the side of the head.
A nice inside leg kick there by Declan. That's going to slow Obuhov down.
A left lands for Obuhov.
Aedan Declan is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Obuhov tries to clinch up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!
#R3#
A looping hook to the body misses from Obuhov. Declan does a little dance to reset his feet.
Obuhov lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Declan circles away quickly and effectively.
Declan lands with a straight right. Obuhov didn't see that one coming.#ROC#
Obuhov is rocked!
Obuhov lands with a hook. Declan tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Obuhov fails with a takedown attempt.
Obuhov lands a really nice looking cross but Declan seems unphased.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Declan swats away the attempt to clinch by Obuhov.
Declan will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Nice shot by Obuhov.
Declan takes one to the side of the head. #T1#
Obuhov connects with a right hand. Declan shakes it off.
Declan throws a sloppy head kick #TD2#
and Obuhov counters with a single leg into guard. Declan didn't expect that.
Obuhov is looking to work some ground and pound but Declan has wrist control.
Obuhov slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Obuhov tries to free his leg and advance position but Declan is retaining full guard.
Obuhov is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Declan has his hands on Obuhov's head, controlling the position.
Obuhov wants to control from the top but Declan keeps moving. #T2#
The referee wants the fighters to be more active or he's going to reset them on the feet.#REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.#CL2#
The fight moves into the clinch position.
Declan wants to break free but Obuhov has control.
Declan throws a punch but it's blocked by Obuhov.
Declan is trying to break free.
A head punch on the inside from Obuhov fails to land.
Declan throws a punch but it's blocked by Obuhov.
Obuhov blocks a body shot from Declan.
Obuhov is looking to control Declan's arms but Declan gets an underhook and turns him. Now Obuhov has his back to the cage. #T3#
Declan misses with a body punch.
Declan misses with a hook from the clinch.
Declan is trying to force a seperation but Obuhov has the dominant position.
Declan scores with a shoulder strike.
Obuhov prevents Declan from breaking the clinch.#BC#
Declan escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Declan slips under a jab from Obuhov.
Obuhov throws a right and a left that both miss.
Declan staying out of range there.
Declan has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Obuhov finds it's way round the side to connect with Declan's head.
Obuhov lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Obuhov tries to clinch but Declan moves out of range.
Declan takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Declan moves out of range as Obuhov strikes.
Declan avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Declan circles away from the clinch attempt. #T4#
Obuhov fails with the takedown
letting Declan counter with a right hand.
Anton Obuhov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Declan misses with a kick to the body.
Obuhov throws a jab when Declan was well out of range.
Declan keeps the fight on the outside.
Declan thuds a left hand into Obuhov's body.
Obuhov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Declan appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Obuhov misses with an uppercut
and Declan cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Obuhov thuds a left hand into Declan's body.
Declan thows a body kick. Obuhov tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Obuhov takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Declan will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Declan throws a body kick that misses
letting Obuhov counter with a right hand.
Declan avoids the body shot from Obuhov.
Obuhov has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Declan finds it's way round the side to connect with Obuhov's head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov really dominated that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R4#
Obuhov swings widly with a right hand #KD#
and Declan counters with a crisp right hand that drops Obuhov! Declan lets Obuhov back up to his feet, looking for a finish!
Obuhov is still on wobbly legs! Can Declan finish him?
Declan works Obuhov's body with a nice hook.
Obuhov connects with a looping right hand.
Obuhov catches Declan with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Obuhov misses with the combination.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Declan throws a shot from downtown. Obuhov moves away and avoids it.
Declan throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Declan ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A telegraphed right hand from Declan misses the target.
Declan shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Obuhov seems to have recovered his senses.
A solid leg kick lands there for Declan.
A bone on bone clash there as Obuhov blocks the leg kick.
A combination from Obuhov does no damage.
Obuhov looks to score with a jab to the body but Declan is just out of range.
Declan uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Obuhov.
Declan dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Obuhov. That did some damage!#T1#
Declan throws a looping overhand right but Obuhov ducks down to avoid it.
Declan looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Nice shot lands for Declan.#TD2#
Obuhov shoots in and gets a takedown into Declan's guard.
Obuhov lands a couple of digs.
Obuhov 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.
Obuhov postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Obuhov is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Declan keeping moving, preventing Obuhov from controlling successfully. #T2#
Declan wants to sweep here but Obuhov controlling him for the moment.
Obuhov trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Obuhov postures up.
Obuhov trying to control the position from guard on top but Declan is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Obuhov throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Declan counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Obuhov misses with a straight right.
Declan misses with a low kick as Obuhov jumps back.
Declan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Obuhov.#T3#
Obuhov takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Obuhov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Declan.
Declan lunges at Obuhov with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Obuhov's hand.
Declan tries to move into range but Obuhov moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Obuhov misses with a body shot.
A big left from Declan misses.
Obuhov is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Declan is looking to counter with head kicks.
Obuhov doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Declan counters with a straight right hand.
Declan misses with a looping right.
Declan is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Obuhov.
Obuhov throws an off balance right hand
and Declan counters with a nice uppercut. #T4#
Declan throws a leg kick but Obuhov sees it coming and moves out of range.
Obuhov swings for the body but Declan moves out of range.
Declan uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Obuhov.
Declan slips a jab and a cross from Obuhov.
Declan appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Declan stuffs the takedown.
Declan half committed to a counter leg kick.
A low kick from Declan is predictable there #CL2#
and Obuhov counters by clinching up.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Declan lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A short right from Declan.
Declan can't break the clinch.
Obuhov misses with the head strike. #BC#
Declan breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Declan misses with a few strikes there.
Declan lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Obuhov tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Declan defends well and Obuhov ends up having to push Declan into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Aedan Declan has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Obuhov.
Declan works Obuhov's body with a nice hook.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Aedan Declan had his way with Anton Obuhov in that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
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!
#R5#
Obuhov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Declan was well out of range. Poor timing from Obuhov.#KD#
Declan lands a big uppercut and Obuhov crumbles to the floor! The ref thinks about stopping the fight but Obuhov looks OK. Declan waves Obuhov back to his feet!
Declan leaves Obuhov with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Obuhov jabs Declan to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Declan.
Declan pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Declan throws an overhand right that drops Obuhov like a sack of potatoes! Declan dives in to finish the fight with more strikes and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:39 of round 5, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Aedan Declan!
Aedan Declan is the new middleweight champion!
A loyal slave to those sponsorship dollars, Aedan Declan made sure he mentioned Hellbent , along with how happy he was to win his fight.

 

Event: HFC 95:Tavares vs Miller     
Date:   Apr 15, 2017
#R1#
Obuhov misses the shot to the body.
Sonnen keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Anton Obuhov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A head kick misses from Sonnen.
Sonnen throws a sloppy head kick
and Obuhov counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Sonnen takes a swing at Obuhov's ribcage but misses.
Obuhov moves into range and connects with a jab.
Obuhov connects with a nice looking jab.
We've been hearing reports that Obuhov has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Obuhov moves out of range as Sonnen strikes.
Sonnen slips a jab from Obuhov.
A little jabbing left from Sonnen on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Obuhov throws a poor cross that misses
and Sonnen counters with a stiff right hand. #CUT2#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Sonnen walks into a jab.
Sonnen slips under a jab from Obuhov.#TD#
Sonnen gets caught napping as Obuhov dives in and scores a takedown. Sonnen manages to retain guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Sonnen seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Sonnen keeping moving, preventing Obuhov from controlling successfully. #T1#
Obuhov looking to control the position here, rather than advance. #SUB2#
Sonnen is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Obuhov trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Sonnen 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.
Sonnen is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Obuhov stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Sonnen swivels though and keeps the full guard. #T2#
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Sonnen lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.#REVB##SUB#
Obuhov is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Sonnen is aware though and is defending well.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Sonnen forces his way into half guard.
Sonnen is figuring out what he wants to do next.#SUB#
Obuhov looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Obuhov wants to improve his position but Sonnen is controlling well. #T3#
Obuhov is not content to let Sonnen control the position.
Obuhov is trying to get back to full guard.
Obuhov is trying to control but can't.
Obuhov tries to roll over but Sonnen keeps him under control.
Sonnen seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Obuhov does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Sonnen might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Obuhov haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.#T4#
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.#SUB#
Obuhov is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Sonnen pulls his head out easily.
Sonnen uses his free foot to push down on Obuhov's thigh. Eventually he works his other foot free and he's advanced to mount - this is trouble for Obuhov.
Sonnen trying to control but Obuhov is having none of it.
Sonnen controlling his opponent.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Obuhov tries to hold on but Sonnen pushes him away.
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 Anton Obuhov will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov'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.
#R2##CL#
Obuhov closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage. #BC#
Obuhov pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Sonnen showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Obuhov. #CL#
Obuhov forces Sonnen back against the cage and clinches.
Obuhov is trying to maintain a safe position but Sonnen gets an underhook and turns Obuhov into the cage.#BC#
Obuhov breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Obuhov is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Sonnen can do to turn this around?
Obuhov smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Obuhov works the jab nicely.
Obuhov lands with a hook. Sonnen tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Sonnen throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Obuhov walks into a left hand.
Sonnen misses with the combination.
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!#TD#
Obuhov looking to score a takedown here. Sonnen is defending well but Obuhov drives through and ends up in Sonnen's guard.#T1#
Obuhov trying to control but Sonnen is working from the bottom.
Obuhov looking to sit in guard and control but Sonnen gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top. #REVB##SUB#
Obuhov is working actively from the bottom, looking for submissions. He's escaped his hips to the side and he's going for an armbar! Sonnen has his hands clasped together but Obuhov extends and breaks Sonnen's desperate grasp, forcing a tap out due to armbar! Nice BJJ displayed there by Obuhov.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:36 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Anton Obuhov!
A pretty intense looking Anton Obuhov took the opportunity post-fight to ask for a shot at the title.

 

Event: RBFC 85:Obuhov vs Declan     
Date:   Feb 18, 2017
#R1#
Declan takes one on the chin but seems OK. #CUT#
It looks like Aedan Declan has been cut.
Obuhov closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so. #CUT2#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Obuhov ducks under a wild hook from Declan.
Declan stuffs the takedown attempt from Obuhov. Obuhov gets slowly back to his feet.
Declan looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Declan's corner calls for a 1-2. Declan obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Obuhov fails in his attempt to clinch.
Obuhov misses with a double jab
and Declan counters with a leg kick.
Obuhov moves out of range as Declan strikes.
Obuhov tries to clinch but Declan is having none of it.
Obuhov swings widly with a right hand
letting Declan counter with a right hand.
Declan digs a good body shot into Obuhov's ribs.#TD#
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown and gets it.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!#SUB#
Obuhov seems to be working for a kimura but Declan defends the submission attempt.#T1#
Obuhov trying to pass the guard but Declan defending well. #SUB#
Obuhov is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Declan doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Obuhov.
Declan controlling the position for now.
Obuhov missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Obuhov is trying to control. Declan wants to improve his position but can't escape this time. #T2#
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Obuhov slows the pace down in half guard.
Obuhov is trying to control. Declan wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Declan has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Obuhov is working away from the top position though.
Declan is looking for a sweep. Obuhov is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Declan is looking to control Obuhov's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Declan avoid being mounted?
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.
Declan might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Obuhov haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.#REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.#T3#
Obuhov has a takedown stuffed.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Declan! But no joy.
Declan throws a body punch but Obuhov moves out of range.
Obuhov dives in for a single leg takedown but Declan sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Declan looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Anton Obuhov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Declan uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Obuhov.#CL#
Obuhov takes the fight into the clinch.
Obuhov is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Declan to keep the fight standing.
Declan working hard to break the clinch.#BC#
Obuhov breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Obuhov lunges at Declan with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Declan's hand.
A leg kick checked by Obuhov.
Declan stuffs the takedown.
Nice takedown defense from Declan. No joy for Obuhov on that attempt.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Declan connects with the punch.
Declan scores with a shot to the body. #CL#
Obuhov gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Declan is looking to control Obuhov's arms but Obuhov gets an underhook and turns him. Now Declan has his back to the cage. #T4##BC2#
Declan breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Obuhov misses with an uppercut
and Declan counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Declan.
Obuhov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Declan.
Aedan Declan is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Obuhov misses with a hook.
Declan uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Obuhov.
Obuhov tries to clinch up.
Obuhov takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Obuhov takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Declan lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Obuhov lands with an uppercut that bounces Declan off the cage and back into range.
Obuhov checks the leg kick nicely there.
Obuhov fails with the takedown
and Declan counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Obuhov swings for the body but Declan moves out of range.
Declan misses the shot to the body.
Declan stuffs the takedown.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Aedan Declan dominated that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!
#R2#
Obuhov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Declan feints and then cracks Obuhov's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Obuhov down.
Obuhov darts in looking for a takedown but Declan gets double underhooks and turns Obuhov into the cage.
Declan is looking to slow Obuhov down with leg kicks.
Declan has tried to improve his agility in the runup to this fight.
Declan lands with a shot to the body.
Obuhov just misses with a punch to the body.
Obuhov tries to clinch up.
Obuhov moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromDeclan.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Declan.
Declan connects with a body shot.
Declan throws a quick inside leg kick.
Declan punishes Obuhov's body with a nice straight punch.
Anton Obuhov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Obuhov misses with a straight left.
Obuhov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Declan avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Declan counters with a body kick.
Aedan Declan seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Obuhov misses with an uppercut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Declan with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Declan scores with the left hand. Obuhov knows he should have avoided that one.
Obuhov throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd. #T1#
Declan lands a nice looking body kick.
Obuhov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Obuhov closes this distance looking for a takedown but Declan circles away.
Declan throws a nice outside leg kick.
Obuhov fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Declan avoids it really well and circles away.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Anton Obuhov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Declan lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Obuhov is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Declan, right into the meat.
Obuhov darts in looking for a takedown but Declan gets double underhooks and turns Obuhov into the cage.
Obuhov tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Declan defends well and Obuhov ends up having to push Declan into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Obuhov misses the shot to the body.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Declan.
Declan has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Declan throws out a powerful jab.#T2#
Declan stuffs the takedown.
Obuhov on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Declan. Declan obviously looking to wear him down.
Declan ducks under a wild hook from Obuhov.
Declan moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted 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!
Obuhov looks for a takedown but Declan sprawls well.
Declan displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Obuhov.
Declan throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A good leg kick by Declan.
Declan works Obuhov's body with a nice hook.
Declan walks into a jab.
Obuhov fails with an attempt to clinch.
A big right from Obuhov misses.
Declan connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.#CUT2#
Anton Obuhov's cut is getting worse.
Obuhov closes this distance looking for a takedown but Declan circles away.
Declan scores with a crisp jab that stopped Obuhov in his tracks. #T3##KD2#
Declan feints and then winds up with a huge right hand that connects perfectly and sends Obuhov sprawling to the canvas! Obuhov rolls over backwards and springs off the cage and manages to regain his footing - how acrobatic! Oh, he's still wobbly - can Declan finish him?! #ROC2#
Obuhov is rocked!
Obuhov ducks into an uppercut from Declan and that's knocked him out cold! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:11 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Aedan Declan!
Aedan Declan is the new middleweight champion!
A loyal slave to those sponsorship dollars, Aedan Declan made sure he mentioned Hellbent , along with how happy he was to win his fight.

 

Event: HFC 78:Ragnarson vs Mahones     
Date:   Jan 07, 2017
#R1#
Sonnen slips under a jab.
Obuhov scores with a jab.
Sonnen has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Ueshibas Temple of Cloud Warriors in the buildup to the fight.
Sonnen lands a nice looking body kick.
Sonnen tries to score with a low kick but Obuhov moves his leg out of the way.
Sonnen uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Obuhov.
Obuhov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A shot to the liver by Sonnen. Beautiful body shot.
Sonnen cracks Obuhov with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.#CUT#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Obuhov fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Obuhov wants to clinch up but Sonnen keeps it at a distance.
Sonnen on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Obuhov walks into a jab.
Sonnen catches Obuhov with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!#ROC#
Obuhov is rocked!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Obuhov lands a slapping body shot.
Sonnen looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Obuhov closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Obuhov is still on wobbly legs! Can Sonnen finish him?#T1#
Sonnen has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Sonnen there as he acknowledges the shot.
Obuhov takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Obuhov seems to have recovered his senses.
A thudding body kick lands there by Sonnen!
Sonnen lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Obuhov at a distance.
Sonnen lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Obuhov jabs at Sonnen's body.
Dao Sonnen is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.#TD2#
Obuhov throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Sonnen tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Obuhov is in Sonnen's guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Sonnen working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Obuhov.
Sonnen has his hands on Obuhov's head, controlling the position.
Sonnen controls Obuhov momentarily but Obuhov frees himself.
Sonnen is really struggling to control Obuhov but he's trying to hold on to the position.#T2#
Obuhov pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Sonnen is keeping the position for now. #SUB#
Sonnen looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Obuhov trying to control but Sonnen is working from the bottom. #SUB#
Sonnen is looking for a triangle but Obuhov pushes his legs off easily. #SUB#
Obuhov avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Obuhov trying to control the position from guard on top but Sonnen is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #SUB#
Sonnen is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle. #T3##SUB2#
Obuhov 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.
Obuhov trying to control but Sonnen is working from the bottom.
My spies in St Petersburg MMA Gym inform me that Obuhov has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Obuhov controls from within his opponent's guard.
Obuhov throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Obuhov is pushing down on Sonnen's leg trying to pass to half guard. Sonnen is fighting to maintain full guard but Obuhov has managed to sneak the leg through.#T4#
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Sonnen is not content to let Obuhov control the position.#SUB2#
Obuhov is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Sonnen sees it coming and defends easily.#SUB2#
Obuhov is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Sonnen doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Obuhov.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Obuhov prevents Sonnen from improving his position.
Sonnen wants to control but Obuhov is keeping busy and won't allow it. #REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
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 Dao Sonnen will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R2#
Sonnen takes one on the button.
Sonnen looks to throw a body kick
and Obuhov counters with a nice uppercut.
Sonnen is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Obuhov lands a jab to the head.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Sonnen, as that shot connected.
Anton Obuhov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Obuhov connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Sonnen momentarily. #TD2#
Obuhov shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Sonnen trying to control from the bottom.
Sonnen is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Obuhov is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.#SUB2#
Sonnen is defending against the submission attempts here by Obuhov.
Obuhov is looking to advance position but Sonnen won't allow it. #T1#
Obuhov keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Obuhov is looking for the mount but instead finds himself back in full guard.
Sonnen working a defensive guard here.
Obuhov postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.#SUB#
Sonnen is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Obuhov is aware though and is defending well.
Obuhov trying to control but Sonnen is working from the bottom.
Sonnen is trying to control the position from the bottom. #T2#
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Obuhov throws a big right hand that misses.
Sonnen looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Obuhov controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Sonnen pulls Obuhov in close to prevent any damage.
Obuhov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Obuhov stands and throws Sonnen's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Sonnen regains half guard there - taking advantage of Obuhov's attempt to lay and pray for a moment. #T3##SUB2#
Obuhov is looking for a kimura here. #SUB2#
Obuhov is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game. #SUB2#
Obuhov is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Sonnen doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Obuhov.
Sonnen wants to control but Obuhov is keeping busy and won't allow it. #T4#
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.#SUB2#
Obuhov seems to be looking for submissions.
Obuhov is looking to take a break and control but Sonnen is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Obuhov missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Sonnen wants to get back to full guard.#SUB2#
Obuhov wants to work for an arm triangle but Sonnen is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Sonnen is looking to control Obuhov's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Sonnen avoid being mounted?#SUB2#
Sonnen is defending against the submission attempts here by Obuhov.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.
#R3#
Sonnen lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Sonnen cracks Obuhov with a right hand to the side of the head.
Obuhov throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Obuhov misses with a looping right.
Obuhov lands a right hook to the body.
Obuhov moves out of range of the body kick from Sonnen.
Sonnen swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Obuhov fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Sonnen avoids it really well and circles away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sonnen throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect. #CL#
Sonnen closes the distance and clinches.
Obuhov wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch. #T1##BC2#
Obuhov breaks the clinch.
Sonnen tries a head kick but it misses.
Obuhov lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Obuhov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Sonnen moves away.
Obuhov paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.#TD2#
Obuhov drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
Obuhov is pushing down on Sonnen's leg trying to pass to half guard. Sonnen is fighting to maintain full guard but Obuhov has managed to sneak the leg through.
Obuhov sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Sonnen defending well though.
Sonnen wants to control but Obuhov is keeping busy.
Sonnen is looking to improve his position. #T2#
Sonnen is working hard here to advance position.#SUB2#
Obuhov is looking for a kimura but Sonnen is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Obuhov to get the leverage. #SUB2#
Obuhov maintaining the dominant position here and is working for a kimura. He's locked it up! Sonnen could be in real trouble here! He's trying to wriggle out but Obuhov has cracked it and Sonnen is screaming in pain - he's tapped out! Great finish by Obuhov!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:40 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Anton Obuhov!
Anton Obuhov is the new middleweight champion!
Our winner, Anton Obuhov, 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.

 

Event: HFC 71:Hellmuth vs Ragnarson     
Date:   Nov 27, 2016
#R1#
Sonnen moves forwards but Obuhov connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Obuhov misses with a looping left.
Obuhov throws a hook but Sonnen blocks it.
Obuhov uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Sonnen has time to react.
Obuhov throws a right hand that misses
and Sonnen counters with a leg kick.
Obuhov lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Sonnen keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Obuhov.
Sonnen is trying to counter with his kicks.
Obuhov digs a good hook to Sonnen's body.
The fighters circling - Obuhov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Sonnen walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Obuhov misses with a body punch
and Sonnen counters with a one-two to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Obuhov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
A big left from Sonnen misses.
Obuhov swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Obuhov throws a lazy right hand but Sonnen sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Sonnen defending well as Obuhov loads up on a big left hand.
Obuhov scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Obuhov blocks the body kick. #T1#
Obuhov throws a shot from downtown. Sonnen moves away and avoids it.
Sonnen throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Sonnen throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Obuhov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Obuhov has been working on his boxing with his coaches at St Petersburg MMA Gym in the buildup to the fight.
Obuhov is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Obuhov throws a shot to the body.
Obuhov throws a hook to the side of Sonnen's head but Sonnen sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Obuhov lands a nice looking body shot.
Obuhov with a jab.
Sonnen throws a body punch but Obuhov moves out of range.
Sonnen throws a hook to the side of Obuhov's head but Obuhov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Sonnen uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Obuhov.
Obuhov connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Obuhov lunges at Sonnen with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Sonnen's hand. #CL2#
Sonnen clinches up with Obuhov and pushes him back against the cage.
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!
A frustrated look appears on Obuhov's face as he tries to break the clinch. #T2#
Obuhov prevents a body shot from Sonnen.
Sonnen misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Obuhov displaying some good clinch control by pressing Sonnen up against the cage.
A bit of stalling here from Obuhov.
Sonnen tries to land a knee to the head but Obuhov blocks with his arms.
Obuhov has had enough of the clinch but Sonnen keeps him there for the moment.#BC2#
Sonnen manages to break the clinch.
Obuhov throws the left hand but Sonnen avoids the punch easily.
Obuhov swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Sonnen counters with a nice uppercut.
Obuhov misses the shot to the body.
Sonnen tries to counter with a clinch but Obuhov shakes him off and moves away.
Obuhov takes a jab right on the kisser. #CUT2#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
A slow jab from Obuhov misses its intended target.
Obuhov is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Obuhov throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Obuhov throws a lazy right hand but Sonnen sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.#T3#
Sonnen lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Obuhov looks to land a right hand but Sonnen moved out of range.
An inside leg kick lands from Sonnen.
Sonnen throws a shot from downtown. Obuhov moves away and avoids it.
Obuhov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Obuhov misses with a double jab.
Sonnen thumps Obuhov with a low kick.
Obuhov listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Sonnen avoids the body shot from Obuhov.
Obuhov connects with the punch.
Obuhov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Sonnen moves away.
Sonnen comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Sonnen throws a looping overhand right but Obuhov ducks down to avoid it.
Obuhov throws an overhand right that lands on Sonnen's shoulder, as Sonnen tries to avoid the shot. #T4#
Sonnen slips a straight right by Obuhov.
Obuhov scores with a jab. Sonnen acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Obuhov has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Sonnen finds it's way round the side to connect with Obuhov's head.
Obuhov connects with a right hand. Sonnen shakes it off.
Sonnen keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Sonnen takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Sonnen swings for the body but Obuhov moves out of range.
Obuhov takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Obuhov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Sonnen.
Obuhov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Obuhov takes a swing at Sonnen's ribcage but misses.
Sonnen drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
A jab from Obuhov misses.
Obuhov throws a body shot but no joy.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R2#
Obuhov throws a poor cross that misses
and Obuhov takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Sonnen swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Obuhov throws a body shot but no joy.
A nice side step and Sonnen releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Sonnen scores with a punch to the head.
Good standup being displayed there by Sonnen as he connects with a hook.
Sonnen ducks under a wild hook from Obuhov.
Obuhov throws a jab when Sonnen was well out of range.#KD2#
Sonnen lands a big uppercut and Obuhov crumbles to the floor! The ref thinks about stopping the fight but Obuhov looks OK. Sonnen waves Obuhov back to his feet!#ROC2#
Obuhov is rocked!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Sonnen misses the shot to the body.
Oh Obuhov is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Sonnen uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Obuhov.
Sonnen lands an uppercut, right on the button! Obuhov tumbles backwards into the cage, staring vacantly into space! He's got no idea where he is, who he is or what day it is... Poor guy.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:44 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Dao Sonnen!
Dao Sonnen is the new middleweight champion!
A relieved looking Dao Sonnen thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

Event: HFC 68:Ragnarson vs Milne     
Date:   Nov 12, 2016
#R1#
Obuhov lands with a cross.
Obuhov rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Mendez moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Obuhov connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Obuhov leaves Mendez with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Obuhov scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction. #ROC#
Mendez is rocked!
Obuhov cracks Mendez with a left hook right on the temple and Mendez goes down! He's out! Referee! Stop the fight! Obuhov lands a few more punches before the dopey ref steps in - hopefully Mendez is OK!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:28 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Anton Obuhov!
Anton Obuhov retains his middleweight title!
A victorious Anton Obuhov thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
Guillermo Mendez was interviewed post fight and said 'Sorry fans'.

 

Event: HFC 59:Obuhov vs Sonnen     
Date:   Sep 24, 2016
#R1#
Obuhov throws a hook but Sonnen blocks it.
Sonnen throws a body punch but Obuhov moves out of range.
Sonnen keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Obuhov.
Sonnen staying out of range there.
Obuhov's jab looks to have found its range, popping Sonnen under the eye.#CUT#
It looks like Dao Sonnen has been cut.
Obuhov has been working on his boxing with his coaches at St Petersburg MMA Gym in the buildup to the fight.
Sonnen throws a right hand that misses
and Obuhov counters with a stiff right hand.
Sonnen pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Sonnen misses with a wild combination.
Sonnen slips under a jab from Obuhov.
Obuhov misses the body punch
and Obuhov takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles. #CUT2#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A left lands for Obuhov.
Obuhov just misses with a punch to the body.
Obuhov moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Obuhov throws a lazy right hand but Sonnen sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Sonnen thinks about the counter body kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Obuhov misses with a looping right.
Sonnen counters with a body kick.#T1#
Obuhov throws a lazy right hand but Sonnen sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Sonnen looks like he wants to counter punch here.
The crowd cheers as Obuhov lands an impressive looking overhand right. Sonnen doesn't seem phased though.
Obuhov is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Sonnen slips under a jab from Obuhov.
We've been informed that Sonnen has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Sonnen misses the shot to the body.
Anton Obuhov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
No joy there for Obuhov, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
A countering left hand to the body from Sonnen misses.
Obuhov slips a straight right by Sonnen.
Sonnen misses with a body shot.
Sonnen takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Obuhov throws a poor cross that misses
and Sonnen counters with a straight right hand.
Obuhov moves out of range as Sonnen strikes.
Obuhov scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Obuhov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Sonnen sees it coming and avoids it easily.
As Obuhov backs off Sonnen throws a huge counter combo but Obuhov manages to avoid it all.
Sonnen lands a nice looking body kick.#TD#
Obuhov closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Sonnen did well to prevent Obuhov getting side control.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Sonnen regains full guard, whilst avoiding punches from Obuhov. #T2#
Sonnen is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Obuhov passes Sonnen's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Obuhov is trying to advance to mount but he's lost his balance and Sonnen reverses the position - he's now on top in Obuhov's guard. #SUB#
Sonnen got a little sloppy there for a moment and Obuhov has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Sonnen has managed to get both his arms back between Obuhov's legs - danger averted.
Sonnen is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions. #T3#
Sonnen advances to half guard. #SUB2#
Sonnen is working for a kimura but Obuhov is defending it quite comfortably.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#SUB#
Obuhov looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Obuhov is pressing down on Sonnen's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Sonnen controlling from the top position.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.#T4#
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.#SUB2#
Sonnen thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Obuhov is trying to control the position but Sonnen postures up.
Obuhov is adopting a defensive guard.
Sonnen is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.#SUB#
Obuhov working for a triangle but Sonnen defends it easily.
Sonnen slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
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 Anton Obuhov will probably get the nod.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.
#R2#
Sonnen connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Obuhov momentarily.
Sonnen throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Sonnen shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Obuhov eats them both and turns towards Sonnen to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Obuhov looks to throw the jab but Sonnen is out of range.
Decent striking displayed by Obuhov there.
Obuhov lands a lovely overhand right.
Sonnen misses with a wild body shot.
Sonnen lands a right hook to the body.
Sonnen ducks under a wild hook from Obuhov.
Sonnen doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Obuhov connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Sonnen's hands.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Sonnen lands a right hook to the body.
Sonnen takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Sonnen moves away from the strike by Obuhov.
Sonnen ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.#T1#
Obuhov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Obuhov throws a shot from downtown. Sonnen moves away and avoids it.
Obuhov moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromSonnen.
Obuhov scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Obuhov throws a lazy right hand but Sonnen sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Sonnen tries a head kick but it misses.
Obuhov cracks Sonnen with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Dao Sonnen is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Obuhov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Obuhov on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Obuhov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Sonnen.
A swing and a miss from Obuhov.
Sonnen slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Obuhov bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Obuhov fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Obuhov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Obuhov works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.#T2#
Obuhov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A slow jab from Obuhov misses its intended target.
Sonnen is trying to counter with his kicks.
Sonnen pushes Obuhov away with a front kick.
A jab lands there for Obuhov.
Nice defenses there by Sonnen.
Obuhov jabbing away but nothing is landing. #TD#
Sonnen gets caught flat footed, as Obuhov shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.#SUB2#
Sonnen is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle. #SUB2#
Obuhov avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Sonnen controls Obuhov momentarily but Obuhov frees himself. #T3#
Obuhov is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Obuhov looking to pass the guard.
Obuhov won't allow Sonnen to sweep him here. #SUB2#
Sonnen is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Obuhov is aware though and is defending well.
Obuhov wants to control from the top but Sonnen keeps moving.
Obuhov passes Sonnen's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Obuhov in particular looking to stall.
Sonnen is trying to control but Obuhov passes into side control! #T4#
Obuhov slows the pace down.
Obuhov fails to land a wild elbow strike. #SUB#
Obuhov wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Sonnen, who protects the arm well.
Obuhov working away.#SUB#
Obuhov is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Sonnen is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Sonnen manages to get back to half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov dominated that second round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R3#
Sonnen defending well as Obuhov loads up on a big left hand.
Sonnen drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Sonnen moves out of range as Obuhov strikes.
Obuhov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Sonnen takes one to the chin there.
Obuhov swings for the body but Sonnen moves out of range.
Obuhov misses with a wild body shot.
Anton Obuhov is winning the standup battle so far.
Obuhov throws a looping overhand right but Sonnen ducks down to avoid it.
Sonnen swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Sonnen keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Obuhov.
Sonnen just misses with a punch to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sonnen dodges the punch combination from Obuhov.
Sonnen slips a straight right by Obuhov.
Obuhov scores with a hook to the body. Sonnen takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Obuhov throws a left and a right that both miss
and Sonnen counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.#T1#
Sonnen lands with a nice body punch.
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown but Sonnen shows good takedown defense.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Sonnen connects with a high kick.
Sonnen smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.#ROC2#
Obuhov is rocked!
Sonnen throws a half hearted mid kick.
Oh Obuhov is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Obuhov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Obuhov seems to have got his legs back now.
Sonnen moves out of range of the strikes.
Sonnen on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Sonnen pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Obuhov swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Sonnen pivots, looking for a leg kick but Obuhov is out of range and Sonnen settles back down.
Obuhov looks to throw the jab but Sonnen is out of range.
Obuhov wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Obuhov rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Sonnen counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.#T2##TD#
Obuhov looking to score a takedown here. Sonnen is defending well but Obuhov drives through and ends up in Sonnen's guard.
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!
Sonnen looking to control. #SUB2#
Sonnen is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Obuhov is aware though and is defending well.
Obuhov wants to control from the top but Sonnen keeps moving.
Obuhov chips away with some ground and pound.
Obuhov is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Sonnen can do to turn this around?#SUB2#
Obuhov got a little sloppy there for a moment and Sonnen has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Obuhov has managed to get both his arms back between Sonnen's legs - danger averted.
Obuhov cracks Sonnen with a solid left hand.
Obuhov slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Sonnen struggling a bit here.#T3#
Obuhov lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Sonnen down.
Sonnen prevents Obuhov from moving into mount.
Obuhov working the ground and pound from side control.#SUB#
Obuhov is trying to get an arm triangle but Sonnen is defending well.
Obuhov scores with punches from side control.
A bit of a lull in the action here.
Obuhov is trying to move to mount but Sonnen reverses beautifully and ends up in Obuhov's guard. #SUB#
Sonnen got a little sloppy there for a moment and Obuhov has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Sonnen has managed to get both his arms back between Obuhov's legs - danger averted.#T4#
Sonnen trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Sonnen is pushing down on Obuhov's leg trying to pass to half guard. Obuhov is fighting to maintain full guard but Sonnen has managed to sneak the leg through.
Obuhov trying to keep hold of his opponent's head but Sonnen manages to pass to mount!
Sonnen can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Obuhov is looking to escape.
Obuhov tries to hold on but Sonnen postures up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov clearly takes that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.
#R4#
Obuhov digs a good hook to Sonnen's body.
Obuhov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Sonnen.
A nice side step and Sonnen releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Sonnen moves out of range as Obuhov strikes.
Sonnen loads up on a big right hand but Obuhov slips the punch.
Obuhov lands with a straight right. Sonnen didn't see that one coming.
Sonnen steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Obuhov.
Sonnen tries a quick counter leg kick but Obuhov is wise to it.
Sonnen ducks under a wild hook from Obuhov.
Sonnen ducks under a wild hook from Obuhov.
Obuhov throws a lazy right hand but Sonnen sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sonnen scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Sonnen dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Sonnen misses with a double jab.
Sonnen misses with a body kick.#T1#
Obuhov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Sonnen is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Obuhov rather than just go for the knockout.
Obuhov avoids a kick to the body.
Sonnen avoids a punch combination nicely.
Obuhov lands a body shot.
Obuhov takes one on the button.
Obuhov shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Sonnen pinned against the cage. Sonnen gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Obuhov lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Obuhov.#T2#
Sonnen throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Obuhov ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Obuhov throws a poor cross that misses
and Sonnen counters with a nice body kick.
A nice combination there by Obuhov.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Sonnen lands with an overhand left.
Sonnen slips under a jab.
Sonnen ducks under a wild hook from Obuhov.
Sonnen is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.
Sonnen on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Sonnen slips a jab from Obuhov.
Sonnen shapes to counter with a head kick.
Obuhov bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Sonnen's head.
Sonnen looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Sonnen keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Obuhov.
Obuhov misses with a combination
and Sonnen counters with a stiff right hand. #CUT2#
Anton Obuhov's cut is getting worse.#T3##TD#
Obuhov shoots in and gets a takedown into Sonnen's guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Obuhov stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Sonnen swivels though and keeps the full guard. #SUB2#
Sonnen looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Sonnen is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Obuhov trying to pass the guard. He's being very persistent here but Sonnen manages to land a sweep and now he's on top! #REVB##SUB#
Obuhov working for a triangle but Sonnen defends it easily.
Obuhov is trying to control the position from the bottom. #T4#
Sonnen slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Obuhov is looking to slip a leg under and get half guard but Sonnen is one step ahead and moves to full mount!
Obuhov tries to lock up and control but Sonnen gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Anton Obuhov overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Sonnen prevents Obuhov from getting the reversal.
Obuhov is squirming around, avoiding Sonnen's attempts to control the action.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Anton Obuhov will probably get the nod.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
That's time! Back to the action! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!
#R5#
Obuhov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Obuhov works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Obuhov scores with a jab to the body.
Obuhov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A head kick misses from Sonnen.
Obuhov throws an overhand right that lands on Sonnen's shoulder, as Sonnen tries to avoid the shot.
Obuhov throws a shot from downtown. Sonnen moves away and avoids it.
Sonnen lands a nice leg kick that just misses Obuhov's sensitive parts.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Obuhov throws a lazy right hand but Sonnen sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Sonnen avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Obuhov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.#TD#
Obuhov looking for a takedown here - he's got it.
Sonnen has his hands on Obuhov's head, controlling the position. #T1#
Obuhov wants to control from the top but Sonnen keeps moving.
Sonnen controls Obuhov momentarily but Obuhov frees himself.
Obuhov wants to control from the top but Sonnen keeps moving.
Obuhov looking to pass the guard. #SUB2#
Sonnen is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Dao Sonnen has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Obuhov is pushing down on Sonnen's leg trying to pass to half guard. Sonnen is fighting to maintain full guard but Obuhov has managed to sneak the leg through.
Obuhov is controlling the pace. #SUB#
Obuhov is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Sonnen sees it coming and defends easily.
Sonnen is looking for a sweep. Obuhov is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Sonnen moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.#T3#
Sonnen controls Obuhov momentarily but Obuhov frees himself.
Obuhov wants to control from the top but Sonnen keeps moving.
Sonnen is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.#REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Obuhov misses with a straight right.
Sonnen throws out a counter right but Obuhov avoids it with no problem.
Sonnen looks to land a right hand but Obuhov moved out of range.
Obuhov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Sonnen manages to avoid it.
Sonnen on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there. #T4#
Sonnen throws a head kick but Obuhov moves out of range.
Obuhov works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Obuhov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A telegraphed right hand from Sonnen misses the target.
Obuhov throwing a counter right hand but Sonnen manages to avoid it.
Anton Obuhov is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Obuhov scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Obuhov swings for the body but Sonnen moves out of range.
Sonnen throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Obuhov misses the shot to the body.
Sonnen slips under a jab from Obuhov.
Sonnen misses with a head kick.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Sonnen swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Obuhov scores with a jab to the head.
Obuhov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Sonnen.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Fedor Mirinova scores the fight 50:45
Judge Sergei Dronov scores the fight 50:45
Judge Aleksandr Martynov scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Anton Obuhov!

Anton Obuhov is the new middleweight champion!
Anton Obuhov decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.

 

Event: HFC 50:Yamamoto vs Capuchin     
Date:   Jul 30, 2016
#R1#
Wowie throws a hook to the side of Obuhov's head but Obuhov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Wowie misses with a straight right.
Obuhov uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Obuhov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Wowie.
Obuhov attempts a counter takedown but Wowie avoids it well and moves away.
Obuhov changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Wowie tries to avoid it but Obuhov manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Wowie to the ground. Wowie escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Wowie drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Obuhov defends it well.
Obuhov lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Obuhov clobbers Wowie with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Obuhov walks into a stiff left hand from Wowie.#CUT2#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Wowie darts in and out, connecting with a jab. #ROC2#
Obuhov is rocked!
Nice defenses there by Wowie.
Wowie with the counter takedown but Obuhov avoids it easily.
Oh Obuhov is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Obuhov's corner calls for a 1-2. Obuhov obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Wowie missing with a left hand there. Obuhov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Obuhov seems to have got his legs back now.
Obuhov throws a two punch combo that lands nicely. #CUT#
It looks like Maui Wowie has been cut.
Obuhov avoids the body shot from Wowie.
Obuhov lands a jab to the nose.#ROC#
Wowie is rocked!
Wowie ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Obuhov moves away.
Obuhov appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Wowie is still on wobbly legs! Can Obuhov finish him?
Obuhov fakes the body blow, causing Wowie to drop his hands! Left hook to the temple! Wowie goes stiff, and falls face first into the mat. Goodnight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:52 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Anton Obuhov!
Anton Obuhov was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
Maui Wowie spoke after the fight, saying 'Pass the Bong'.

 

Event: HFC 42:Kruger vs Tripplet     
Date:   Jun 04, 2016
#R1#
Obuhov avoids the head kick by Silva.
Obuhov tests Silva's chin there with a solid looking shot.#CL2#
Silva closes the distance and clinches.#TD#
Obuhov tightens his grip and picks Silva up, before dumping him to the ground. Silva manages to land in guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Obuhov wants to control from the top but Silva keeps moving.
Obuhov has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Silva has his hands on Obuhov's head, controlling the position. #T1#
Obuhov pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Silva is keeping the position for now.
Silva wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
Obuhov trying to control but Silva is working from the bottom. #REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Obuhov lands a jab.
Obuhov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Silva.
Obuhov sets himself, and Silva steps forward looking for the clinch! Obuhov avoids it this time.
Silva misses with a left hand
and Obuhov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Obuhov sizes up Silva with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
A chopping leg kick lands by Silva.
Silva bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.#T2##KD#
Obuhov drops Silva with a big left hand and mounts him. Silva is in big trouble! #ROC#
Silva is rocked!
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!
Obuhov sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Silva is still in real trouble! Can Obuhov finish him?#SUB#
Obuhov is in full mount, looking to secure a guillotine but Silva is surviving well by controlling Obuhov's body position as best he can.
Obuhov looking to control and managing it successfully. #SUB#
Obuhov is thinking about an arm triangle here, looking to tighten it up before moving to side control. Silva can see it coming though and defends well with a couple of strikes to the head and some good arm positioning.
Silva seems to have recovered his senses.#SUB#
Obuhov looks like he's working for a submission but he's not found anything just yet.
Obuhov tries to control but Silva wriggling away. #T3##SUB#
Obuhov is looking to secure an arm. He's managed it! He's pivoting for an armbar - that looks tight! But Silva has managed to get out of it and now he's in a dominant position. Nice work from Silva!
Silva wants to control from the top but Obuhov keeps moving.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Silva slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard. #SUB#
Obuhov has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Silva can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Silva controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling. #T4#
Obuhov is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move. #REVR#
Obuhov content to control rather than advance.
Silva wants to get back to full guard.#SUB#
Obuhov is working for a kimura but Silva is defending it quite comfortably.
Obuhov wants to control but Silva is keeping him busy.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.
#R2#
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Silva but Silva pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Obuhov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Obuhov sets himself, and Silva steps forward looking for the clinch! Obuhov avoids it this time.
Obuhov looks to land a combination but Silva avoids it well.
Silva walks into a stiff left hand from Obuhov.
Obuhov throws an overhand right that lands on Silva's shoulder, as Silva tries to avoid the shot.
Silva steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Obuhov.
Obuhov takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Obuhov moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Obuhov throws a looping overhand right but Silva ducks down to avoid it.
Silva misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Obuhov loads up on a big right hand but Silva slips the punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Obuhov just misses with a punch to the body.
Silva avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Obuhov is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Silva can do to turn this around?
Obuhov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Silva moves away.
Obuhov connects with a nice looking jab.
A slapping leg kick lands for Silva.
Anton Obuhov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#T1#
Obuhov throws a right hand that Silva ducks under and follows up with a left that Silva also avoids with ease.
Obuhov throws a big shot that misses.#KD#
A jab-cross combination lands for Obuhov and sends Silva crashing to the mat! Obuhov follows him down to the mat - Silva regains half guard but he's not out of trouble yet! #SUB#
Obuhov is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Silva really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Obuhov. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Silva keeping control of the position. #SUB#
Obuhov is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Silva defends it well.
Silva is looking for a sweep. Obuhov is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.#T2#
Obuhov keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Obuhov has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
Anton Obuhov overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.#SUB#
Obuhov is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Silva sees it coming and defends easily.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Obuhov trying to control from half guard but Silva is working away.
Silva trying to control from the bottom.
Obuhov is trying to control. Silva wants to improve his position but can't escape this time. #SUB#
Obuhov is looking for a kimura but Silva is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Obuhov to get the leverage. #SUB#
Obuhov is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg. #SUB#
Obuhov is trying to work for a kimura but Silva is defending well. #T3#
Silva wants to control but Obuhov is keeping busy.
Obuhov has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Silva is looking to get to half guard.#SUB#
Obuhov with some aggressive grappling here. He's looking for submissions here, rather than waiting for the opportunity to counter. #T4#
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.#SUB#
Obuhov has control of Silva's right arm, working for a kimura. It's a bit of a token attempt though and Silva regains control of the situation pretty easily.
Obuhov wants to control the pace but Silva is squirming around nicely.
Silva regains half guard.
Obuhov is trying to control. Silva wants to improve his position but can't escape this time. #SUB#
Obuhov is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Obuhov dominated that second round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!
#R3#
Silva dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Obuhov. That did some damage!
Silva moves out of range of the strikes.
Silva takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Silva throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Obuhov throwing a counter right hand but Silva manages to avoid it.
A slow jab from Silva misses its intended target.
Obuhov takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Obuhov is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Obuhov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Silva ducks under a wild hook from Obuhov.
A jab from Obuhov misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Obuhov lands with a nice body punch.
Silva uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Obuhov.
A telegraphed right hand from Obuhov misses the target.
Silva keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Silva wants to counter with a clinch but Obuhov pushes him away.
An inside leg kick lands from Silva. #T1#
Obuhov works Silva's body with a nice hook.
Obuhov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Silva.
Obuhov throws the left hand but Silva avoids the punch easily.
Silva tries to counter with a clinch but Obuhov shakes him off and moves away.
A leg kick checked by Obuhov.
Obuhov lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Obuhov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Obuhov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Obuhov throws a jab when Silva was well out of range.
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Silva as he jumps to the side.
Silva tries to counter with a clinch but Obuhov shakes him off and moves away.
Obuhov chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Silva can pounce on him.
Obuhov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Silva.
Obuhov looks to score with a jab to the body but Silva is just out of range.
Starling Silva has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Silva throws out a powerful jab.
Silva dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Obuhov. That did some damage!
Obuhov looks to score with a jab to the body but Silva is just out of range.
Silva takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Obuhov throws a big shot that misses.
Silva just misses with a punch to the body.
Obuhov throws an overhand right that lands on Silva's shoulder, as Silva tries to avoid the shot.
Obuhov looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Anton Obuhov is winning the standup battle so far.
Silva throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Obuhov scores with a one two! Silva had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Silva takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Silva with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Obuhov to score with a decent uppercut.
Silva tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Obuhov throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Silva dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Obuhov. That did some damage!#T3#
A solid leg kick lands there for Silva.
Silva misses with a body kick.
Obuhov swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Obuhov looks to land a left hand but Silva moved out of range nicely.
Obuhov checks a low kick from Silva.
Silva slips a jab and a cross from Obuhov.
Silva staying out of range there.
Silva fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Obuhov has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Silva attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Silva digs a good hook to Obuhov's body.
Obuhov lands a jab.
Obuhov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Silva moves away.
A nice inside leg kick there by Silva. That's going to slow Obuhov down.
Obuhov misses the shot to the body.
Silva tries to counter by closing the distance.#T4#
Obuhov walks forward, straight into a front kick from Silva.
Obuhov wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Silva throws a leg kick which misses Obuhov's front leg but catches the back leg as Obuhov tries to avoid it.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
The fighters circling - Obuhov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A slow jab from Obuhov misses its intended target.
Anton Obuhov is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Silva ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Obuhov connects with a jab.
Silva fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Obuhov has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Silva thumps Obuhov with a low kick.#TD#
Obuhov is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Silva's half guard.
Silva is refusing to be controlled, as Obuhov sits in half guard. #SUB#
Obuhov is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Silva doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Obuhov.

And that's the end of the fight!
Anton Obuhov showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Obuhov, winning every round. Will the judges agree? They are the ones who matter, even if they are often depressingly incompetent. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Konstantin Menshow scores the fight 30:27
Judge Viktor Lagutenko scores the fight 30:27
Judge Ivan Kurochkin scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Anton Obuhov!

Anton Obuhov thanked the fans post fight for their support.

 

Event: HFC 38:Tripple vs Yamamoto     
Date:   May 14, 2016
#R1#
Obuhov scores with a sloppy right hand. Magomedov should have avoided that one.
Obuhov's coach down at St Petersburg MMA Gym was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Obuhov's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Obuhov throws the left hand but Magomedov avoids the punch easily.
Magomedov moves away from the strike by Obuhov.
Obuhov lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Obuhov on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Anton Obuhov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Obuhov scores with a body shot.
Magomedov has been working on his boxing with his coaches at LOD: Legion's PIT Fight Club in the buildup to the fight.
Magomedov fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Obuhov on the side of the head.
Obuhov lands with a hook. Magomedov tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
A looping hook to the body misses from Obuhov. Magomedov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Obuhov moves into range and connects with a jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Magomedov takes one to the chin there.#ROC2#
Magomedov is rocked!
Obuhov knocks out Magomedov with a massive right hand! The ref tackles Obuhov before he can follow up with any more strikes and that's it everyone. Obuhov picks up the big W with a huge KO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:38 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Anton Obuhov!
A very excited looking Anton Obuhov 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.

 

Event: KOTB 30: Pra Caramba     
Date:   Jan 30, 2016
#R1#
Fisher misses with a hook to the body
and Obuhov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Obuhov connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Fisher momentarily. #CUT2#
It looks like Nathan Fisher has been cut.
Obuhov lands with a straight right. Fisher didn't see that one coming.
Obuhov scores with a nice right hand. #ROC2#
Fisher is rocked!#TD#
Fisher shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat. #SUB2#
Obuhov escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Fisher gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance. #SUB2#
Obuhov is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Obuhov is pulling down on Fisher's head to control his posture. #SUB2#
Obuhov looking for a guillotine here but Fisher defends easily.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!#SUB#
Fisher drops back looking for a heel hook - he quickly realises he's not going to get it but Obuhov manages to dive on top of him before he can escape and now Fisher has Obuhov in his guard.#REVB##T1#
Obuhov trying to control the position from guard on top but Fisher is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Fisher is on top in guard. #REVR#
Fisher postures up and lands a big shot to Obuhov's brow. #SUB2#
Obuhov looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar. #SUB2#
Obuhov working for a triangle but Fisher defends it easily. #SUB2#
Obuhov had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Fisher defends it easily.
Obuhov wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now. #T2#
Obuhov looking to hit a scissor sweep but Fisher is one step ahead there.
Fisher advances position into side control!
Obuhov is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Fisher off and has taken his back!
Fisher can't escape the position.
Fisher is working hard here to advance position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#SUB2#
Obuhov looking for the RNC.
Fisher looking to control the position. #SUB2#
Obuhov is working really hard to secure the rear naked choke. Fisher defends successfully for a significant amount of time. Both fighters are looking very determined.
I really don't envy Fisher right now. #T3##SUB2#
Obuhov has got one arm under Fisher's chin. This could be trouble... Fisher trying to control the other hand but Obuhov gets it free and sqeezes tight - just a matter of time now! Yep, Fisher has tapped out! The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:21 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Anton Obuhov!
Anton Obuhov bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.

 

Event: KOTB 23: Cafetão     
Date:   Dec 26, 2015
#R1#
Silva fails in his attempt to clinch.
And Obuhov tries to counter it with a takedown but Silva pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Silva fakes the leg kick and cracks Obuhov in the body.
Obuhov looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Sloppy strikes from Obuhov. Those never looked like landing.
Silva lands a nice looking kick to the body. Obuhov takes a step back to recover.
Silva ducks under a wild hook from Obuhov.
Silva tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Obuhov manages to circle out of the way.
Obuhov tries to score a power double leg takedown but Silva sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Obuhov somewhat.
Obuhov's coach down at St Petersburg MMA Gym was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Obuhov's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Silva misses with a kick to the body.
Obuhov with a poor takedown #CL#
and Silva counters by moving into the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Silva pushes Obuhov back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Obuhov blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Silva tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Obuhov is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Obuhov has Silva pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Silva manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Starling Silva has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Obuhov.
Silva with an attempt at a knee that misses. #T1#
Silva with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Obuhov blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Obuhov wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Obuhov is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Obuhov looking for a takedown.
A short body shot lands from Silva as the two fighters clinch.
Obuhov tries to pull guard but Silva forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Obuhov will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Silva up against the cage.
Obuhov takes a knee to the side of the body.
Obuhov tries to score a body lock takedown but Silva shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Obuhov avoiding damage as Silva throws knees to the body.
Obuhov is looking to take this one to the mat.
Silva has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Silva prevents Obuhov from breaking the clinch.
Silva is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Obuhov looks winded!#T2#
Still in the clinch, Silva scores with a nice short uppercut.
Silva lands with a light punch inside.
Silva misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Silva lands a nice uppercut.
Silva tries to land knees in the clinch but Obuhov avoids the damage to the body.
Obuhov is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Silva gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Silva lands a good knee to the midsection. Obuhov won't want to take too many of those.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Silva softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Silva lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Obuhov's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Silva stops a takedown attempt from Obuhov.
Silva with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Obuhov jumps guard but Silva turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Silva keeps control of Obuhov as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Silva throws a knee to the head but misses.
Obuhov looking for a takedown. #T3#
Obuhov managing to block the knees to the body from Silva.
Silva tries a knee to the head but Obuhov blocks it.
Obuhov on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Silva.
Obuhov has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Silva avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Obuhov wants a takedown but no success here.
Obuhov is trying to break free.
Knees to the body from Silva.
Silva tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
A nice right hand lands inside from Silva.
Silva missing with knees to the body.
Obuhov misses with a hook from the clinch.
Obuhov throws a head punch that misses.
Silva landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Silva lands with a left to the head.
Silva misses with a knee strike. #T4#
Silva missing with knees to the body.
Obuhov is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Silva to keep the fight standing.
Silva lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Silva lands a hook that snaps the head of Obuhov backwards.
Silva scores with a shot to the side of Obuhov's head.
Obuhov fails to pull guard.
Silva looking to throw knees to the head but Obuhov is blocking nicely.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Silva.
Silva tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Obuhov avoids it.
Obuhov is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Silva pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Obuhov has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Silva avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Silva with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Silva tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Silva creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut. #ROC#
Obuhov is rocked!#CUT#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Silva has Obuhov pressed against the cage, preventing Obuhov from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Obuhov is still on wobbly legs! Can Silva finish him?
Silva scores with a shot to the side of Obuhov's head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Starling Silva dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov'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.
#R2#
Silva throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Obuhov seems to have recovered his senses.
Obuhov misses with a looping left.
Silva chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Silva misses the shot to the body.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Obuhov.
Silva throws a wild body kick that Obuhov sees coming a mile off.
Obuhov throws a poor cross that misses #CL#
and Silva counters by moving into the clinch.
Obuhov misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Silva trying to land knees to the body.
Silva pushes Obuhov back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Obuhov tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Silva just stands there and leans against the cage.
Obuhov is breathing heavily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Obuhov is looking for a takedown.
Silva misses with a punch to the body.
Silva lands a body punch.
Silva lands a shoulder strike.
Silva lands an uppercut.
Silva is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Obuhov can do to turn this around?#T1#
A short uppercut from Silva.
Silva scores with a shot to the side of Obuhov's head.
Silva lands a left hand that snaps the head of Obuhov backwards.
Obuhov tries for a takedown but Silva manages to get underhooks.
Starling Silva has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Obuhov.
Silva stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Silva pushes Obuhov back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Silva scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Silva looking to throw knees to the head but Obuhov is blocking nicely.
Obuhov is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Silva is defending well.
Silva working the clinch nicely. Obuhov is working for position but Silva cracks him with a big knee to the head! Obuhov crumples up against the cage and Silva lands two more shots before the ref can save Obuhov! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:45 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Knee & Punches). Starling Silva!

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Nov 26, 2015
#R1#
Charleston wants to clinch up but Obuhov keeps it at a distance.#TD#
Obuhov scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Charleston is pushing Obuhov's head away, looking to escape. Obuhov manages to hold on to the position though.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Charleston can do anything to dispel that myth.#SUB#
Obuhov wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Charleston, who protects the arm well. #SUB#
Obuhov tries for a kimura but Charleston is defending well. #SUB#
Obuhov is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Charleston has escaped the position, nice work there. #SUB#
Obuhov tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though. #T1#
Obuhov is maintaining the dominant position - no doubt Charleston will start to get frustrated soon if he's not already.
Obuhov has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.#SUB#
Obuhov tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Charleston really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Obuhov. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Charleston is trying to buck Obuhov off.#T2#
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.#SUB#
Obuhov swings around for an armbar but Charleston sees it coming a mile off and turns beautifully into Obuhov's guard.#SUB#
Obuhov pushes a forearm under Charleston's chin to create some space. He's escaped his hips and pivoted quickly for an armbar! Can he extend the arm? Yes, Charleston is tapping out! Damn, that was fast!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:32 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Anton Obuhov!
Anton Obuhov thanked the fans post fight for their support.

 

Event: SPI: Helsinki - 44     
Date:   Nov 21, 2015
#R1#
Obuhov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Counts manages to avoid it.
Counts pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Counts ducks right into an uppercut from Obuhov.
Obuhov misses the shot to the body.
Anton Obuhov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Counts as he jumps to the side.
Obuhov looks to land a right hand but Counts moved out of range.
Counts does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Obuhov misses with a takedown attempt #KD#
and Counts counters with a head kick that drops Obuhov to the mat! Obuhov scrambles across the canvas and gets back to his feet, still wobbly!#ROC#
Obuhov is rocked!
Obuhov changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Counts tries to avoid it but Obuhov manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Counts to the ground. Counts escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Obuhov is still on wobbly legs! Can Counts finish him?
Newton Counts has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Obuhov.
Obuhov swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Counts counters with a right hand from hell and Obuhov is out cold! A vicious knockout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:42 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Newton Counts!

 

Event: SPI: Helsinki - PPV 1     
Date:   Oct 10, 2015
#R1#
Obuhov throws a looping overhand right but Cooke ducks down to avoid it.
Cooke scores with a nice head shot.#CUT#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Cooke has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Obuhov lands a really nice looking cross but Cooke seems unphased.
Obuhov throws a hook but Cooke avoids it easily.
Obuhov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Cooke.
Cooke cracks Obuhov with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
A good leg kick by Cooke.
Obuhov misses with a wild combination.
Cooke throws a jab when Obuhov was well out of range.
Obuhov is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Cooke is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Obuhov.
Nice body kick from Cooke.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Cooke looks to score with a jab to the body but Obuhov is just out of range.
Obuhov's coach down at St Petersburg MMA Gym was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Obuhov's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Cooke takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Obuhov misses with a series of wild punches.
Obuhov throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Cooke's waist but Cooke gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Obuhov off to one side.
Obuhov looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.#T1#
Cooke misses with a leg kick.
A chopping leg kick lands by Cooke.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Cooke.
Cooke buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Obuhov avoids a punch combination nicely. #TD2#
Cooke tries to sprawl but Obuhov drives through with a takedown into half guard.
Obuhov seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Cooke does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Cooke pushes Obuhov off looking to stand but Obuhov dives back in and keeps control. #ES#
Cooke manages to escape and get back to his feet!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Cooke fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Obuhov manages to avoid it.#TD2#
Cooke gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Obuhov to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Obuhov is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long. #T2#
Obuhov wants to control from the top but Cooke keeps moving.
Cooke keeping full guard, as Obuhov tries to pass.
Cooke wants to get back to his feet but he's too absorbed in his own little project and Obuhov manages to pass to side control. #SUB2#
Obuhov is working for a kimura but Cooke is defending it quite comfortably.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Cooke is trying to stand. #T3##ES#
Cooke manages to escape and get back to his feet!
Obuhov paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
A slapping body kick lands there for Cooke.
Cooke rushes in with a sloppy looking punch #TD2#
and Obuhov counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Obuhov. #ES#
Cooke manages to wriggle out and sneak his way back up to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched up against the cage.
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!
Obuhov tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Cooke smiles and moves away.
Matt Cooke has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Obuhov.
Nice defenses there by Obuhov.
Obuhov scores with a jab to the body.
Obuhov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Cooke as he jumps to the side.
Obuhov scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.#T4#
Cooke uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Obuhov.
Jab, jab by Cooke - just one landing.
Cooke slips a jab from Obuhov.
Obuhov avoids the body shot from Cooke.
Cooke uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Obuhov.
Cooke ducks under a wild hook from Obuhov.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Obuhov is defended easily by Cooke.
Obuhov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.#CL#
Cooke fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Obuhov, pushing him back against the cage.
Cooke stalling against the cage.
Obuhov is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Cooke to keep the fight standing.
Cooke cracks Obuhov with a nice body shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Matt Cooke dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.
#R2#
Cooke misses with a double jab.
Cooke throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Obuhov drops his hands momentarily and Cooke takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Cooke throws a head kick that misses.
Obuhov feints the counter takedown.
Obuhov misses with a jab, cross combination.
Matt Cooke is winning the standup battle so far.
Obuhov tries for a takedown but Cooke sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Cooke throws a quick counter head kick but Obuhov was just out of range.
Obuhov scores with a decent looking hook.
Cooke swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Obuhov.
Obuhov misses with a hook.
Cooke avoids a punch combination nicely.
Cooke jabs Obuhov right on the nose. Obuhov blinks but takes it well.
Cooke scores with a spinning back kick!
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!
Obuhov shoots for a takedown but Cooke saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Obuhov chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Cooke can pounce on him.
Cooke is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Obuhov can do to turn this around?#TD2#
Obuhov gets the takedown into side control. #ES#
Cooke throws his opponent off and manages to get back to his feet! Nicely done!
Obuhov is breathing heavily.#T1##TD2#
Obuhov looking to score a takedown here. Cooke is defending well but Obuhov drives through and ends up in Cooke's guard.#ES#
Cooke manages to escape and get back to his feet.
Cooke tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Obuhov ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Obuhov throws a jab when Cooke was well out of range.
Obuhov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Cooke slips a straight right by Obuhov.
Cooke scores with a head kick. Obuhov tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.#ROC#
Obuhov is rocked!
Cooke just misses with a punch to the body.
Cooke feints and then cracks Obuhov's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Obuhov down.
Cooke scores with a body shot.
Matt Cooke is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Obuhov throws out a loose jab but Cooke uses good head movement to avoid it. #CL#
Cooke closes the distance and clinches. #T2#
Obuhov tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Matt Cooke has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Obuhov.
Cooke lands a left hand.
Cooke gets through Obuhov's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A nice left hand lands by Cooke.
Obuhov is still on wobbly legs! Can Cooke finish him?
Obuhov is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Cooke to keep the fight standing.
Cooke can't find room to land a body shot as Obuhov controls the action.
Obuhov seems to have recovered his senses.
Obuhov is trying to pull guard but Cooke has him pressed against the cage.
A nice left hand lands by Cooke.
A left hand lands to the body for Cooke.
Cooke stalling the fight.
Obuhov jumps guard but Cooke turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Cooke has Obuhov pushed against the cage.
Obuhov tries to pull guard but Cooke won't allow it.
Cooke throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Obuhovs head.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Cooke takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life. #T3#
Cooke gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Obuhov.
Obuhov tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Cooke smiles and moves away.
Obuhov lands a nice shot to the body.
Cooke buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Cooke's corner calls for a 1-2. Cooke obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Cooke throws a nice inside leg kick.
Cooke with a hook.
Cooke looks to land a body kick but Obuhov moved away.
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown but Cooke shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Cooke misses with a body kick.
Cooke connects with a solid leg kick. #T4#
Obuhov lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Cooke's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Cooke duly obliges.
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!
Cooke tries to work over Obuhov's front leg with a kick but Obuhov checks it.
Obuhov scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Obuhov shoots in but no luck this time.
Cooke throws a head kick but Obuhov moves out of range.
Cooke throws a sloppy head kick
and Obuhov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Cooke misses with a hook to the body
and Obuhov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Cooke swings for the body but Obuhov moves out of range.
Obuhov throws a hook but Cooke blocks it.
Cooke scores with a punch to the head.
Obuhov smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Cooke throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Obuhov shoots in and drives through. Cooke sprawls well.
Cooke throws a push kick but Obuhov slaps the foot to one side.
Obuhov darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Matt Cooke dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Anton Obuhov's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!
#R3#
Cooke lands with a shot to the body.
Obuhov gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Cooke uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Obuhov.
Obuhov changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Cooke digs a good body shot into Obuhov's ribs.
Cooke leaves Obuhov with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Obuhov takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Obuhov's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Nice takedown defense from Cooke. No joy for Obuhov on that attempt.
Cooke slaps away a takedown attempt from Obuhov, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Matt Cooke has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Obuhov.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cooke scores with a kick to the body.
Obuhov shoots in but Cooke avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Obuhov takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.#T1#
Obuhov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Cooke is looking to land body kicks.
Cooke fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Obuhov manages to avoid it.
Cooke misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Obuhov misses with a takedown attempt
and Cooke counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Obuhov avoids the head kick by Cooke. #CL#
Cooke has managed to clinch.
Cooke slows down the pace here.
Obuhov tries to pull guard but Cooke won't allow it. #BC#
Cooke manages to break the clinch.
Obuhov lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Cooke circles away quickly and effectively.
Cooke digs a good body shot into Obuhov's ribs.
Cooke scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Nice straight punches there by Cooke. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Cooke.#T2#
Obuhov takes a body punch but keeps moving.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Cooke keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A counter left hand to the body from Cooke misses its target.
Cooke lands a leg kick that knocks Obuhov off balance momentarily.
Obuhov takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Cooke scores with a nice strike.
Obuhov shoots for a double leg takedown but Cooke sprawls well. He's pushed Obuhov's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Obuhov scores with a punch to the head.
Cooke lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Obuhov circles away quickly and effectively.
Cooke misses with a hook #TD2#
and Obuhov counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Cooke looks like he's trying to stand up. #SUB2#
Obuhov is working for a submission of some sort. #SUB2#
Obuhov is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg. #T3#
Cooke wants to get back to his feet.
Anton Obuhov has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Cooke is not content to let Obuhov control the position.
Obuhov is taking a breather. Cooke 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.#T4#
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Obuhov trying to control from half guard but Cooke is working away.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.
Cooke is trying to stand. #REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Matt Cooke is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Obuhov lands a jab to Cooke's midsection.
A head kick misses from Cooke.
Cooke misses with a head kick. #TD2#
Obuhov gets a takedown into half guard.#ES#
Cooke makes some distance and scrambles quickly back to his feet. Nice work!
Obuhov goes for a double leg but Cooke avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Cooke continues to drive forward.
Nice sprawl there from Cooke as Obuhov shoots in.
Obuhov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Cooke.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Ben Zyskovitsi scores the fight 30:27
Judge Arvi Lind scores the fight 30:27
Judge Marco Blurström scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Matt Cooke!

An out of breath Matt Cooke thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.

 

Event: SPI: Helsinki - 35     
Date:   Sep 05, 2015
#R1#
Obuhov with a lazy takedown attempt #CL#
and Counts counters by moving into the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Counts fails to land.
Counts is stalling here.
Obuhov tries to pull guard but Counts won't allow it.
Obuhov tries for a takedown but Counts manages to get underhooks.
Newton Counts has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Obuhov.
Counts is struggling to control the position.
Obuhov jumps guard but Counts stands there with Obuhov around his waist. Obuhov gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Obuhov tries to pull guard but Counts holds him up against the cage and eventually Obuhov drops back down to his feet.
Counts lands a left hand. #CUT#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Counts is leaning against Obuhov and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Obuhov working hard to break the clinch.
Still in the clinch, Counts scores with a nice short uppercut.
A right hand to the body from Counts.
A short right from Counts. #T1#
Counts tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Counts goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Counts scores with a hook to the body.
Counts taking a breather.
Counts scores with a hook to the body.
Counts cracks Obuhov with a nice body shot.
Counts doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Counts lands with a short shot to the head.
Obuhov wants to stall. #TD2#
Obuhov successfully pulls guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#SUB2#
Obuhov had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Counts defends it easily.#SUB2#
Obuhov looking for a guillotine here but Counts defends easily.
Counts has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.#T2#
Counts 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.
Obuhov keeping full guard, as Counts tries to pass.
Obuhov has his hands on Counts's head, controlling the position. #SUB2#
Obuhov working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Counts doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Counts manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem. #SUB2#
Counts has a momentary lapse of concentration, allowing Obuhov to throw up a leg and lock on what appears to be a pretty tight triangle! Counts is fighting it off but it's all too little too late - Obuhov pulls down on the head and he's put Counts to sleep! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Anton Obuhov!
An out of breath Anton Obuhov thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.

 

Event: SPI: Helsinki - 30     
Date:   Aug 01, 2015
#R1#
Obuhov fails in his attempt to clinch.
Cooke lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.#CUT2#
It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Obuhov connects with a nice looking jab.
Obuhov tries to clinch but Cooke is having none of it.
Cooke feints a counter leg kick.
Obuhov cracks Cooke with a good jab.
Obuhov lands with a good body shot.
Obuhov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Cooke.
Cooke throws a body punch but Obuhov moves out of range.
Obuhov drops down looking for a counter takedown but Cooke sprawls and moves away.#KD#
A jab-cross combination lands for Obuhov and sends Cooke crashing to the mat! Obuhov follows him down to the mat - Cooke regains half guard but he's not out of trouble yet! #ROC#
Cooke is rocked!#CUT#
It looks like Matt Cooke has been cut.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!#SUB#
Obuhov seems to be working for a kimura but Cooke defends the submission attempt.
Cooke is still in real trouble! Can Obuhov finish him?
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Obuhov wants to take a breather but Cooke is having none of it.
Cooke is trying to stand.
Cooke seems to have recovered his senses.#SUB#
Obuhov seems to be looking for submissions.
Obuhov works his way into full mount! #T1##SUB#
Obuhov has hold of Cooke's left arm, perhaps looking for a submission. The two fighters tussle over control of the isolated limb and Cooke manages to get his arm back to his side and away from danger.
Obuhov prevents Cooke from getting the reversal.#SUB#
Obuhov is working for a guillotine from mount but Cooke frees his head quite easily.
Cooke is squirming around, avoiding Obuhov's attempts to control the action.
Obuhov wants to take his opponent's back but he's not managed it.
Obuhov avoids the attempt from Cooke to control.#T2#
Obuhov can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Cooke is looking to escape.
Cooke can't escape the position. #SUB#
Obuhov is looking to secure an arm. He's managed it! He's pivoting for an armbar - that looks tight! But Cooke has managed to get out of it and now he's in a dominant position. Nice work from Cooke! #SUB#
Obuhov is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle. #SUB#
Obuhov has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Cooke can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself. #SUB#
Obuhov is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle. #T3#
Cooke wants to pass the guard but Obuhov is keeping the position.
Cooke really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Obuhov. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.#SUB#
Obuhov is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Cooke is aware though and is defending well.
Cooke wants to stand but Obuhov is controlling his posture from full guard. #SU2#
Cooke stands up from Obuhov's guard - Cooke perhaps looking for a knockout.
Obuhov throws a body punch but Cooke moves out of range.
Obuhov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Cooke.
Cooke steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Obuhov.
Anton Obuhov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Cooke throws a quick inside leg kick. #T4#
Cooke misses with an uppercut. Obuhov saw that one coming.
Cooke throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Obuhov scores with a jab.
Cooke uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Obuhov.
Cooke throws a fast counter high kick but Obuhov manages to duck under it in time.
Obuhov tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Cooke paws at him with a jab and circles away.
A punch lands to the side of Cooke 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Cooke misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Obuhov.
Obuhov attempts a counter takedown but Cooke avoids it well and moves away.
Obuhov takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Cooke connects with a single shot there.
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!
The fighters circle momentarily. Cooke darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Cooke throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Obuhov sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Obuhov swings wildly with a couple of big hooks #KD2#
and Cooke counters with a head kick that drops Obuhov to the mat! Obuhov scrambles across the canvas and gets back to his feet, still wobbly!#ROC2#
Obuhov is rocked!
Obuhov leaves his chin hanging out and Cooke seizes the opportunity with an uppercut! Obuhov crumbles to the floor in a heap, and the referee steps in and tends to the downed fighter! What a knockout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Matt Cooke!
An out of breath Matt Cooke thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.

 

Event: SPI: Helsinki - 26     
Date:   Jul 01, 2015
#R1##CL#
Obuhov clinches.
Weeill looks really tired already! That doesn't bode well for a good, competitive fight!
Weeill missing with knees to the body.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Weeill has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.#TD#
Obuhov has picked Weeill up - he's going for a ride! Obuhov dumps his opponent to the mat with a thud and settles into half guard.#SUB#
Obuhov is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Weeill defends it well.
Weeill is staying active underneath Obuhov, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Weeill won't allow Obuhov to pass to mount.
Obuhov wants to take a breather but Weeill is having none of it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#SUB#
Obuhov is trying for a kimura here. Weeill looks like he's in a lot of pain... and he's tapping out! Obuhov wins by kimura!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Anton Obuhov!
During a confident post fight interview, Anton Obuhov thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.

 

 
 
 
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